I believe the most discriminated against religion in Nigeria is the traditional religion. We grow up being taught to be scared of them, call them pagans, unbelievers, godless, evil. Yet they are the most tolerant.
I often wonder why people are so excited about the year, I wonder why I was ever excited about it. What’s so special about a New Year?
Is there any passenger that thinks that they should confront officers when they stretch out their hand to collect ‘white’ (as fifty naira is called)? Is it fear that prevents this? Or is it a it’s-none-of-my-business attitude?
When conversations about abuse of women are trending, it seems men too want to point out that abuse is not exclusive to one sex (#metoo vs #mentoo), but do men coming out somehow invalidate women’s experiences?
What I have a problem with is, when ‘the man is the head of the family’ springs up, it is usually said to tell the wife to condone whatever she is getting from the husband especially when she isn’t comfortable with it. The phrase becomes a justification for abuse. A man can cheat, dope, steal your money, be irresponsible as a husband and as a father, he is still the head of the family…
I went to bed last night scared that another civil war may break out in Nigeria. The questionable way in which the Commander-in-Chief handled the activities of a secession seeking group had led to a spur of violent attacks, shared on social media.
What stories would you tell about the man that was burnt alive? Would you bring out your phone to show people the video so as to pass on the gist? Would you share it on social media and pass it on as a lesson?