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THE DARK DAWN

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The room was tense, with the intruder unrelenting in her quest to be acknowledged. The Sun was shining brightly,peering in making the two women seated on the bare ground blinking their eyes intermittently. One of the women got up and walked towards the window,drawing the curtains together, to keep the intruder away.

ASSURANCE SEEMS TO BE THE NEW COOL : A CASE STUDY OF DAVIDO AND CHIOMA

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The internet went agog last week when the crooner Davido bought a supposedly "45 million naira" suv for one of the ladies in his life. Of course, there were reactions everywhere, with different comments trailing the love birds. He even wrote a song for her, which was released on her birthday. Wait a minute, maybe not all Nigerian men are really a lost cause; maybe some can be actually romantic, depending on the situation.(winks). The hash tag &Assurance& was everywhere, and almost every Nigerian lady wished unabashedly to live that kind of life.

THE MYTH ABOUT ABISINWI:WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT POSTNATAL DEPRESSION

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Africa is a multi ethnicity continent with diverse beliefs, cultures and traditions. We often pride ourselves with the fact that out of the seven continents in the world, Africa is the most celebrated in the aspect of our heritage.  However, in spite of the high respect we have for our heritage, there are some misconceptions about some certain issues which are always attributed to the supernatural. There are some many life threatening conditions that could have been salvaged in time, but instead they have been treated with that superstitious belief some Africans hold firmly on no matter how educated and exposed they are.

RAPE AND IT'S TRAUMATIZING EFFECT

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Rape is that unwelcomed defect the society seemed cursed with, it is plainly dehumanising and outright wrong. It has been in existence for a very long time, so it is safe to say everybody knows about this heinous act.Rape can be defined as a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent. Take note of the key word here which is consent.

DOES AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER HAVE A SPIRITUAL UNDERTONE?

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Christianity was introduced to Africa several ages ago. It brought about immense development and a somewhat conscious reawakening which actually questioned our beliefs as Africans in deities. It is a known fact that we believed (some still do) in our gods (deities) who served(s) as mediators between human beings and the supreme being. In Yoruba land, Olodumare is being referred to as  the supreme being. But he can not act alone, so he has several deities who automatically carry out their specific duties to mankind. These deities include: Obatala, Orunmila, Osun, Sango, Ogun, Esu, Oya, Yemoja etc.  The white men (missionaries) came with a perfectly packaged religion which signified hope and a somewhat salvation to the one and only true God. The African Traditional Religion was treated as something unclean which should be done away with quickly, and also for every African to embrace the one true religion which is Christianity.

Of course, with the emergence of this religion; some bizarr…

GIRL CHILD MARRIAGE : THE MORAL DECADENCE IN THE NORTHERN PART

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Few years ago in our creative writing workshop, our instructor compelled us all to come up with a fictional story; which will be submitted to him typed and spiral bind. We had all been divided into different groups, and I happened to be one of the group leaders. So, I had to come up with a story which I ultimately wrote. Of course, I had support from few of the group members, but since I came up with the idea, I had to finish it up. I knew almost every group leader was going to write about something pertaining to love a story (which is a very good theme by the way) but I was bored with that, and decided to actually create an awareness about a particular reoccurring situation in the Northern part of Nigeria, which most people are actually oblivious of(the consequence). The purpose was to actually enlighten people about this menace and it's utmost consequence which is Vesico Vaginal Fistula.

OSU CASTE SYSTEM: THE BARBARIC AND ARCHAIC PRACTICE IN IGBO LAND

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I came across the issue of 'Osu' in a novel I read several years ago by Chinua Achebe; titled No Longer At Ease. If my memory serves me well, the protagonist of the novel Obi(who happens to be the grand son of Okonkwo Adi, the same one dipicted in Things Fall Apart as a 'hard man') was warned by his kinsmen and parents to break off his relationship with his girlfriend(Clara Okeke)because of a certain stigmatisation placed on people like his love interest ,which is being referred to as The Osu Caste System; because it is an abomination for a free born to intermarry someone considered inferior. I was surprised by such absurd reason, and my young mind then couldn't comprehend how such archaic culture could/should serve as a stumbling stone to a beautiful relationship that could eventually lead to a prospective marriage. It didn't make any sense to me and in my curious and angry state, I took it upon myself to make some research.