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Suicide Is Not the Answer

Suicide Is Not the Answer

Abuja, Nigeria: The first time I learnt of suicide, I was about five.  A man had committed suicide within my father’s jurisdiction and as the then presiding Magistrate; he had to sanction an official inquiry into the cause of death. He reviewed the pictures in his library at home and later that night, I overheard...

The Concept of Women’s Rights and the Fight for Equality: The Nigerian Perspective

The Concept of Women’s Rights and the Fight for Equality: The Nigerian Perspective

On the morning of December 3rd 1929, Nnayereuwa, a woman from the Aba region of Southeastern Nigeria, alongside roughly ten thousand other women created a landmark in the country’s history as it relates to the rights of women in the nation and by extension, throughout the African continent. That morning, after a scuffle with a...

Mental Health Disorders are on the Rise in Western Countries. Here Is What’s Happening in Nigeria…

Mental Health Disorders are on the Rise in Western Countries. Here Is What’s Happening in Nigeria…

“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual is able to realize his/her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and make a contribution to his/her family and community.” – World Health Organisation In June 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) formally added Gaming Disorder to its...

Calling All Artists, Musicians and Creatives: The Climate Movement Needs Your Help!

Calling All Artists, Musicians and Creatives: The Climate Movement Needs Your Help!

Whoever you are, you’re dependent on your environment; for example, weather fluctuations affects us all. From the icy chills of Alaska down to the heat and scorching sands of the Sahara, in every corner or region of the world, the state of the air, atmosphere, temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain or cloudiness)...

Does Poverty Foster Sustainable Living?

Does Poverty Foster Sustainable Living?

When I discovered the sustainability movement, I found a few things that came as a surprise to me. Chief among these surprises was how much of a correlation there was between my life as an average Nigerian and the lifestyle as advocated by the sustainability movement. In one of my earliest articles about vegan choices,...

When Political Correctness Hurts the Sustainability Movement

When Political Correctness Hurts the Sustainability Movement

Political correctness simply put, is the avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. Originally, as the term indicates, political correctness was a way of life reserved for politicians whose jobs demanded that they always be on the...

Communicating Sustainable Living: Expanding the Narrative So That It’s Culturally Inclusive

Communicating Sustainable Living: Expanding the Narrative So That It’s Culturally Inclusive

Abuja, Nigeria: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman, back in 1845, once wrote that an idea is immortal and cannot be killed. Personally, I think ideas are pretty much eternal. All the greatest changes in human lives across the world had at one time or another stemmed from an idea. From the concept of slavery to that of...