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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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I am Passing Out Next Week

I'm really passing out next week. It was supposed to be 23rd but for some reason it's coming earlier. I'm like, when did I start sef? How did one year fly so fast? Two days ago, I was at Keffi for the finale of the Job Awareness and Creation (JAC) week that began on 28th… Continue reading I am Passing Out Next Week

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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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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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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)

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My Confidence Starter Pack

Have you ever been in a place full of intelligent, beautiful/handsome and confident people who all know each other, with you being the only stranger? No? Yes? Today I attended CDS (Community Development Service) here for the first time. I gave a full description of the kind of Corps members here in this post. It… Continue reading My Confidence Starter Pack