Category Archives: Lifestyle

Is The New Pension Act Inimical to Labour Welfare?

The Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, signed the new pension reform act 2014 into law on 1st July 2014. The new Act of course repealed the previous Act of 2004, on which the current obligatory contributory pension scheme was built. … Continue reading

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Reintroduction of ATM charges: Good, not good enough!

For many, it was horrific waking up to hear the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announcing the reintroduction of third-party access charges of N65 per transaction for ATM usage. For them, it is the resurgence of capitalistic tendencies spearheaded by … Continue reading

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Why Even Debate Child Marriage

The power of the social media – as a mobilizing platform – came to fore yet again in Nigeria after the penultimate Tuesday’s plenary session of the Senate. Much like it was used around the Middle East during the Arab … Continue reading

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Snowden Effect: Would Nigerians mind such intrusions?

It used to be Julian Assange that’s heralded as the world’s chief whistleblower, bringing tothe public emails and cables of governments with respect to diplomatic deals and inactions through Wikileaks. But the emergence of Edward Snowden (the former US NSA … Continue reading

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A pin nu ‘ya: Happy New Year’s Homophone?

It is common place, in my area of Nigeria, to hear or read locals Yorubanize some English words or phrases. Such pronunciations may sometimes be due to contempt or sheer mockery; while at times, illiteracy or ignorance may be the … Continue reading

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Employee’s Remorse And What To Do About It

Getting an offer of employment, or being just employed may come with excitement and celebrations. It may also come with nostalgia and some teeth grinding. Just like some people experience buyer’s remorse when they make a purchase and later detest … Continue reading

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Why Aliens Visit Us

If you have read Sidney Sheldon’s Doomsday Conspiracy, you might have come across reasons to believe extraterrestrial beings – aka Aliens – sometimes or regularly visit our Earth. Regardless the import of the sci-fi movies – e.g. Will Smith starred … Continue reading

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