It is not uncommon to witness Nigerian graduates talk about emigrating. A good number of young Nigerians you’ll encounter are either already making tangible plans towards leaving, or giving it some (read: a lot of) consideration. However, it can be quite disheartening hearing the same from undergraduates whose short-lived exposure to the dysfunctional system has […]
The subject of this week’s Coping In A Pandemic is a widow with three children. She talks about starting her businesses, how Covid-19 has affected her income and her current struggles with paying her rent.
COVID-19 threw a well-aimed spanner in everyone’s plans this year. Nobody escaped unscathed. Some of Miss Rona’s victims were people who wanted to tie the nuptial knot and spend the rest of their lives together. Instead, they found themselves donning Sanwoolu face masks. However, some brave couples decided to go ahead with their weddings. I […]
The lockdown has been lifted! We’re free!!
Faith cannot survive in isolation – Fu’daddy. Does having a community make worship easy? If so, how have people been surviving in this lockdown where gatherings have been restricted? 6 people share their stories with us. Taiwo – I pray all my solats at night. Before now, I used to be proud of the fact […]
You appreciate your bread woman more now, don’t you?
“Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this category, COVID-19 Dreams.”
With each passing day in lockdown, we are realising just how important little things like a hair cut or a hug can be. That’s why this meme of Bob-Manuel praying is all of us asking God to give us anything we can manage during these stressful times. 1. “God, even if it’s just a peck […]
Covid-19 Nigeria update: Buhari addressed the country and annouced the extension of the lockdown in Lagos state, Ogun state and FCT by 14 more days.
The subject of today’s Lockdown Diary is a 28-year-old man who postponed his wedding due to the Coronavirus pandemic. He talks about the process, and all the things he and his wife are discovering about each other in isolation. Day 1: Saturday, 21st of March, 2020. Today is for sleep and nothing more and I’ll […]
1. You, after eating your 7th meal before 6pm: I clearly need help. 2. What your sink looks like right now: Those plates better get up and wash themselves. 3. When you smell yourself after refusing to bath for days. I’ve not even done anything, why am I smelling? 4. You, after eating all your […]
If there’s a lesson to be learned at the end of this lockdown, it’s that: staying at home is only sweet if it’s your choice. Otherwise, it’s like being told to wash plates when you already had it in mind to do it. It’s not just the same. That being said, here are some Funke […]
Don’t let police embarrass you on the road.
Being locked up all day can be frustrating and annoying and that’s me putting it mildly. Days start to blur into night and vice versa. However, any day you find yourself doing any of the following tasks, you deserve a huge award: 1) Having a bath in the morning. This is probably the hardest thing […]
If you find yourself scrolling and refreshing social media for the nth time in one day, then you should try one of these tested and trusted methods guaranteed to end boredom. 1) Count the strands in Dangote spaghetti. I demand answers. 2) Count how many times Wizkid said Soco in the song Soco. I stopped […]
If you listened to the President’s speech yesterday, then you already know that Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja are going to be on lockdown so as to curb the spread of Miss Rona. This means an economic shutdown for a period of two weeks. Sometimes in life, you are looking for one public holiday, then you […]
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