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New Climate Joy Series: Celebrating Positive Climate News

New Climate Joy Series: Celebrating Positive Climate News

I started writing about the environment, climate change and the eco-community about two years ago. In that time, I have come to observe that climate news is often moody and sometimes outrightly depressing. The news always shares gloomy details either on how the temperature levels are increasingly rising, lists the animal species we are losing...

Sustainable Wildlife Conservation: The Challenges of Preserving Nature and Animal Species in Africa

Sustainable Wildlife Conservation: The Challenges of Preserving Nature and Animal Species in Africa

Abuja, Nigeria: The African continent is regarded by many as the cradle of wildlife, and rightly so. From the most beautiful sunsets to powerful rainstorms, the continent is surrounded by the perfect meld of bushvelds, rivers, unspoilt beaches, wet coastlands and an amazing array of forests and animal safaris. In fact, the most popular images...

Marie Kondo’s Netflix Show on Decluttering Sparks Faux Outrage From the Entitled and Privileged

Marie Kondo’s Netflix Show on Decluttering Sparks Faux Outrage From the Entitled and Privileged

Until recently, I had no idea of who Marie Kondo was, what she did, or the ideals she preached. When her name come up in one of my conversations with my editor, I silently chided myself for being out of date with “contemporary issues” and launched an investigative mission immediately (thank God for Google). As...

Nigeria Criminalised Homosexuality; Its LGBTQ Community Seeks Refuge in Fashion

Nigeria Criminalised Homosexuality; Its LGBTQ Community Seeks Refuge in Fashion

Abuja, Nigeria: The 2019 0scars have come and gone. Being a fashion enthusiast, one of the most fascinating aspects of the awards as far as I’m concerned, is the fashions on the red carpet. From Jason Momoa’s scrunchies to Spike Lee’s heels, all boundaries were pushed when it came to men’s dressing and the traditional...

How My Trip to Kainji Lake National Park Taught Powerful Lessons on Voluntary Simplicity

How My Trip to Kainji Lake National Park Taught Powerful Lessons on Voluntary Simplicity

I have long since considered myself an outdoorsman. From hiking to hunting, I have at different times engaged in all of that. But living in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, I often have to be contented with short hikes up surrounding hills and the occasional visits to the streams or fountains in the suburbs. At the end...

Can We Really Engineer Our Way Out of Climate Change?

Can We Really Engineer Our Way Out of Climate Change?

Groundbreaking innovations throughout the last decade has continually nudged us all to bear witness to the very many amazing feats of green technology. As an aside, green tech here loosely refers to technology that is considered environmentally-friendly based on its production process or supply chain. It also may refer to a means of energy production that is...