Naija Voice: Madam, That Your House Girl Na Person Pikin

Madam,

We know say the story wey we dey hear na story of how house maid dey wicked, how dem dey use bad pay their madam wey do good for dem, or how dem dey carry bad belle from their former working place come dey wicked the new family.

Na dat one dey make you feel say we no go hear how you dey wicked your own house girl. And people like you many; the thing wey una dey take these girls eye see fit make person cry. All those kin story, people no dey wan loud am. Read more.

5 Minutes with Betty Abah, Executive Director, CEE-HOPE

It was from Betty Abah that I first heard about schools in Makoko where students struggle because their parents cannot afford the daily school fees of N30 – N50. I interviewed her about CEE-HOPE Nigeria and the work she does amongst the indigent and vulnerable. Read it HERE.

What We Should Know About Children and Play

Play isn’t just something children do to have fun. It is vital to their development and helps them develop essential life skills.

Growing up, even though we had school and after-school lessons, we still had a tremendous amount of time to choose fun activities by ourselves and also play with other children. We created games to play with udala/agbalumo/“cherry” seeds, made up the rules as we went along, resolved conflict between players, learnt how to compete fairly and handle losing graciously, and discovered the kinds of things that really interested us. Read more…

After NYSC: 12 Nuggets for Young Graduates Joining the Workforce

For the record, I think NYSC should be scrapped. We’ve lost too many young people, and the scheme is of little or no value now.

Until we get there however, Nigerian graduates are entering and passing out of the programme every day, so until we can #ScrapNYSC and get #StraightToWork, we’ll keep finding our way together.

The khaki days are over and it’s now time to join the labour pool proper. Read a few nuggets of wisdom gleaned from professionals who have spent time on different rungs of the ladder HERE.