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LOUD WHISPERS: A Need For AtiLEARN

LOUD WHISPERS: A Need For  AtiLEARN

My late father was once the Honorary Secretary-General of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, a position he held for many years. Some of the boxers the Board was set up to regulate used to come to our house, and it was rather amusing to listen to their boasts about how they would beat this […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

Trust. A simple word. Only five letters, easy to pronounce and spell. Yet it is such a complicated word.  Without the currency of trust, life’s transactions become almost meaningless. Children trust their parents to always protect their interests. Sadly, this trust is sometimes misplaced, as we have seen with cases of incest and other forms […]

A Dazzling Diamond: Tribute To HE Mrs Florence Ajimobi at 60

A Dazzling Diamond: Tribute To HE Mrs Florence Ajimobi at 60

I first met Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi in November 2010. There was a Harvest Thanksgiving service at a church in Opebi, Lagos. We were introduced and politely said hello to one another. During the March 2011 elections, I was delighted to hear that her husband Senator Abiola Ajimobi had won the election. I did not […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Dog Trainers

LOUD WHISPERS: The Dog Trainers

There have been a number of cases in the media lately about women attacking their husband’s mistresses. These episodes have not only generated controversy, there have been tragic  consequences. I am hereby running an old piece which attempts to reflect on this.    Joke: Hi ladies, I am sorry I am late. Have you ordered? […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Kettle Of Rice

LOUD WHISPERS: A Kettle Of Rice

No wife material out there anymore. A girl spent the night at my place and I asked her to cook rice. She cooked it in my kettle because she didn’t want to spoil her nails when washing the dirty pots. This generation is in trouble. I read this online a few days ago. It was […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

I am on my way back from New York where I went to attend the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The Commission is the body responsible for monitoring progress on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment globally, receiving annual reports from governments on their efforts, successes and challenges. After the Beijing Conference […]

LOUD WHISPERS : A Time For Psalms

LOUD WHISPERS : A Time For Psalms

I am in a joyful mood right now. Yet I also feel very sad. I will start with the happy part, there are three reasons all in one here. First,I am happy because inspite of the fact that the second lap of Nigeria’s elections which took place on Saturday March 9th turned some States into […]

LOUD WHISPERS : There Are No Strangers Here

LOUD WHISPERS : There Are No Strangers Here

Brenda staggered through the streets, her eyes smarting from the smoke of the vehicles and tyres burning around her. The sounds were so loud and piercing, after a while, she did not hear them anymore. ‘Maybe this is what the end of the world feels like’ she thought as she was shoved by a screaming […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Roadshow

LOUD WHISPERS: The Roadshow

Kumolu managed to move away from all the pushing and shoving, clutching the bag of Semolina and small bag of salt she had managed to catch from the moving truck. She felt very lucky to have something, she knew that most of the women there would not get anything because there were so many people […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

I have an older friend who is from Zimbabwe. I will call her Hannah. She fought in the Zimbabwe liberation war in the 1970s. Then she was a young girl, but she experienced things people thrice her age could not even imagine. When the war was over and Zimbabwe became an independent nation State in […]