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I Finally Got My Laptop!

After months of saving, losing and postponing, I got my laptop today. I went to Banex in Abuja with my friend and two of his brothers. Don't think it was too many people o, because the people at Banex can be crooks if you are not lucky to meet the good ones. I had only… Continue reading I Finally Got My Laptop!

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Now That I Am A Former Corper: Adjusting Into The Graduate Life

Since I came back home, things have changed. You know, I always had it in mind that things would change when I finished school, but I never thought it would be this... Overwhelming. As a jobless human, they have given me new roles at home and my worries have evolved into a journey of uncertainty.… Continue reading Now That I Am A Former Corper: Adjusting Into The Graduate Life

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Help! How Do I Talk About Sex With My Teenage Sister?

You guys, I need your help! I have this younger sister that I am 7 years older than. She is the one I spoke about here and here. Most times, we are cool. Now that I'm a full time unemployed graduate and am always home, I'm like her daily diary where she offloads interesting events… Continue reading Help! How Do I Talk About Sex With My Teenage Sister?

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I Attended a Wedding on Saturday: The Rainy One

I attended a wedding on Saturday. The groom is from this very wealthy family around here but for some reason, they decided the wedding would take place in their village. We arrived the very grand mini-mansion that was their house in the village right about the time that the rain which had been drizzling all… Continue reading I Attended a Wedding on Saturday: The Rainy One

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How My NYSC Passing Out Really Went Down

Hello people. Its been awhile hasn't it? I am so sorry that I have not been able to update you guys on how everything happened on the day I passed out. Life has been so hazy lately and I've not been myself, even though I try so hard to make it look like everything is… Continue reading How My NYSC Passing Out Really Went Down

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Reflections of an about-to-be Former Corper: Receiving My Last Allawee

The time is 5:57am. Today is the D-day. And yesterday , I received my last alert from the Federal Government of Nigeria. A total sum of #41,100 comprising allawee for both April and May. Sigh... My people, when this alert came in, I was not excited about it, just as news of my passing out… Continue reading Reflections of an about-to-be Former Corper: Receiving My Last Allawee

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Want to Make Your Blog Even Better?

I just came across something I wrote many years ago. I've been laughing nonstop and I honestly can't believe I wrote that because it's an eyesore! Like, who writes "Daphne now rose up and went to shit because the thing was worrying her too much"? This is something I wrote over 8 years ago. I… Continue reading Want to Make Your Blog Even Better?

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5 Things no Corper Should Spend Their Allawee on

Since my undergrad days when I went days without even #5 to use and buy pure water (because the water the school provided was liquid disease), I haven't had a day as frustrating as today. Two reasons. Let me tell you. Firstly, today is my CDS day, the only day I am permitted by law… Continue reading 5 Things no Corper Should Spend Their Allawee on

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My NYSC Experience: Azaya (10)

We left Gembu around 7.30am for the six hour journey to Jalingo. The journey was uneventful and not as scary as when I first came up. After the first time, you pretty much get used to the terrain of that area. It was still beautiful to watch though, but not scary anymore. We got to… Continue reading My NYSC Experience: Azaya (10)

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5 Great Tips to help Corps Members Spend Less but Eat More

The call to NYSC... the call to service that changes everything; the call after graduation that seems like jumping from college frying pan to service fire for so many graduates except for a few who are opportune to serve their fatherland in nice places of the nation (and by nice, I mean places where corps… Continue reading 5 Great Tips to help Corps Members Spend Less but Eat More

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Why Matchmaking is the 51st Shade of ‘Don’t!’

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a match, Find me a find, catch me a catch Matchmaker, Matchmaker Look through your book, And make me a perfect match --Fiddler on the Roof Kenard is my boyfriend's (I need to find another name to call him. Saying 'my boyfriend' all the time is too one kind. How about… Continue reading Why Matchmaking is the 51st Shade of ‘Don’t!’

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An Angel’s Shade of Love

Here in Africa, some shades of love have a peculiar meaning. Within a tribe. They dated. And. They married. These two from Eastern Africa. They loved each other. And. Respected each other. So they respected culture and tradition to the extent that they eschewed pre-marital sex. And. On their wedding night, she was bathed and… Continue reading An Angel’s Shade of Love

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See This Romantic Love Letter From a JSS 1 Boy

Yesterday, one of the male teachers brought this to the staff room. Some JSS 1 boy had written this to his crush who is a classmate of his. Apparently, he had anonymously written a letter to her before. On receiving it, she had reported it to their teachers and she had searched every boy's bag… Continue reading See This Romantic Love Letter From a JSS 1 Boy

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5 Things You Do Not Want to Know About Valentine’s Day

1. Studies show that Valentine's Day records the highest rate of suicide. Valentine comes with a lot of expectations from the single and the dating alike. The expectations of the single revolves around the hope that somehow, cupid would perform some magic and they would have someone with whom to spend the day. The dawn… Continue reading 5 Things You Do Not Want to Know About Valentine’s Day

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DIY: How to Sheat that Strong Shit!

If you are like me, then you're one of those people who do not find it necessary to drink water while eating until you're done; and only if you remember. May I ask, why do we even do that? Because the consequences involve slow digestion, bloating, constipation and in the long-run, strong shit. Really strong… Continue reading DIY: How to Sheat that Strong Shit!

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NYSC Experience: Azaya (9)

I sincerely apologize for the Break in transmission of this series. Enjoy! SETTLING DOWN. The worst thing you can do in Gembu, during November/December, is to sleep alone. The temperature at the period we arrived was around 9-11 degrees Celsius. It was so cold, that we had to wear triple layers of thick clothes and… Continue reading NYSC Experience: Azaya (9)