"Mà á dá Shẹ̀ríà fun ẹ": A Sociologically-Reconstructed Lexicon
-Ajetunmobi Umar Olansile
A Brief Reflection: How Did We Really Get It Wrong?
-Ajetunmobi Umar Olansile University of Ibadan, Nigeria
At a point in one's life, one might have found it difficult to cultivate a good habit or perhaps stop a bad one. ‘Atomic Habits' is a great book that battles the laziness and low-spirited nature of humans in seemingly easy and practical proven steps.
THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
We are all afraid of the unknown. We can predict the expectation of that which we know but not of that which we do not known. So the question here is: should we be scared of the unknown? Or rather we should be frightened by certain unknowns and willing to face others.
Virtually everyone knows that students wear gowns during matriculation and graduation from the university. But, I doubt if anyone knows that it is possible to still wear this same gown by stale students - who are neither matriculating nor graduating. When I say stale students, 100level students who have sat for examination are inclusive. At least, our elders say: a day-buried corpse is no longer a stranger in the grave.
A month ago, anyone in my home could predict my routine; wake up, pray and retire to my phone before breakfast time. The routine suited me well and the predictability of my life was not as boring as it may seem. The ritual changed on 999 when I first saw a thumbnail of a man kneeling on another man’s neck. The decision to click the play button would change a lot of things I did not knowtoexist then. I watched with sleep in my eyes as George Floyd moaned through the final moments of his life.
Hello! I am Olajide Maryam. I'm one of the leading advocates for the Campaign against Maltreatment of Women.
Violence against women thrives on many forms, which includes physical, mental, emotional and sexual assault, despite the passage of the Violence against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act of 2015, the statistics of these acts has continued to rise.