25 Oct 2013

WALKING THE TIGHTROPE: INTER-FAITH ROMANCES; YAY OR NAY?

By KemmieOla,
Friday, October 25 2013


Hello #WTTR readers! I am so glad to be back after what seemed like a long time away from writing! Today’s  topic although somewhat sensitive, doesn’t need a lengthy introduction because we can all relate to it. Also, like most issues concerning relationships, I would implore you to and would appreciate it if you have an open mind on this.
Before going into a relationship, there is a lot to consider. Especially for those people thinking serious relationship, might-lead-to-marriage and forever. Those things include behavioral patterns, compatibility, shared beliefs, and so on.

"MENTORSHIP"

By Ezim Osai ,
Friday, October 25, 2013


“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world”
-Nelson Mandela

Hello dear reader, today I want to talk about some areas or aspects of our education that need more light, particularly in our tertiary institutions for youths and teens.
The first area I would like to talk about is Mentorship; who is a mentor and what is mentorship?
A mentor is an experienced adviser and supporter: somebody, usually older and more experienced, who advises and guides a younger, less experienced person.

Therefore, mentorship is the act/process of mentoring an individual. 

22 Oct 2013

PHCN: Is Privatization indeed the way forward?

By Ezim Osai,
Tuesday, October 22 2013


If I remember my SS3 Economics correctly, privatization means the handing over of the day-to-day running, management and maintenance of public utilities to private individuals. Privatization itself is not an end, but a means to an end; the end being the growth of the sector and the economy.
At the beginning of October, several individuals and/or corporations bought over the Power Holding Company of Nigeria commonly referred to as NEPA. In this article, we will look at some challenges they may face and talk about a solution or two and we will also talk about the consequence of privatization in Nigeria.
A number of people greeted the idea of privatizing NEPA with skepticism since the last notable act of privatization was in Public eyes not much of a success (Privatization of NITEL); the question some of us are asking now is how they hope to change the system after living with it for a lifetime and how they hope to bring about this change.

14 Oct 2013

ON STRIKING UNIONS AND BUSINESS IDEAS

By KemmieOla,
Monday, October 14, 2013


The discord between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities is still ongoing as the latter claims that it's demands must be met or no student in a federal tertiary institution can get an education. With both sides refusing to budge, we can realistically say we don't see an end to the strike which is affecting most students in universities. Most students are now working as junior staff in different organizations or going into business by themselves as there seems to be nothing else to do during this strike period. 

I recently had an encounter with a student entrepreneur, Feyisola Ogunseye, a 400L student of Botany in the University of Lagos who happens to be one of the many students who have been inspired by the strike to start her own business.

53 YEARS OF POLITICAL FREEDOM: A CALL FOR SELF-EVALUATION

By Ezim Osai,
Monday, October 14, 2013


Be the change you want to see in the world
-Mahatma Gandhi

As a nation we celebrated our 53rd year of Independence only  while ago, and many of us ask if there is anything worth celebrating, whether we were better off when we were under colonial rule, whether independence is a curse…Truly our nation is in perilous times; the memories of the Eagles’ Square bombing of 2010 still lingers in our minds. We are unable to rest easy when we see our government spending billions on celebrations when there are so many poor, hungry and unemployed youths. The question that I ask is “what are we doing about it?”
We all write about it, talk about it, gist about it, make noise about it, but a lot of us do nothing about it. The problems in Nigeria are numerous but the major problem amongst us youths is our myopia and "self-centredness" and hypocrisy.

1 Oct 2013

Monster Feeding 101
A Short Scare


[Editor's note: a bit dark and graphic for some of our tastes, but it's halloween (ok we're a day late) and the author felt the need to feed someone to an animal. FYI Dare claims it's still halloween by NYC eastern time]


Every year there’s a Halloween party in Lagos.
You might think, isn’t it the Lagos in Nigeria? Where no one celebrates any holidays unless they involve generous bloodshed and week-long parties?
Well, you’re wrong. Every year there is a Halloween party in Lagos.
This little party holds in a little cream house, five right turns off the Ajah Expressway, and it involves some really strange people who hardly bother with costumes because the night masks their true faces in shadow.
There’s a man with cold skin black as coal whose eyes dance with flame whenever he runs his hands down the curves of a sexy devil, swinging plastic tail and all. There’s the angel sheathed in white silk, her mouth dark with blood-red lipstick, as she dances and puts onlookers into a feverish trance before she kisses them limp. There are tree spirits and somber ghosts, cursed men and magic women. There are na├»ve humans who know nothing about the things with which they brush shoulders, the very things that have brought them here with golden charisma and white lies.
There is silent sacrifice and cold war. Spilled blood and raised hackles.
Then there’s Ada, standing in the dark corner - a ghastly ghost with sunken eyeshadow eyes, dank stringy hair and a bloodstained chemise.