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Tag Archive: Nigeria

Aug 10 2013

Not begging for my LGBT/Human Rights does not make me Aggressive, just Assertive. Deal with it! Part 2

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I am quite active on Facebook, it is one social media I use effectively for advocacy and my personal idiosyncrasies. On my facebook page and groups, I am sometimes accused of making ‘long’ responses to comments. The truth is, I am a stickler for facts. I just can’t ignore a sentence that needs debunking, certainly …

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Aug 09 2013

Not begging for my LGBT/ Human Rights does not make me Aggressive, just Assertive. Deal with it! Part 1

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Wow, that was one very hot debate. During the debate someone even tweeted that i was behaving like a thug, funny. I wonder why many think gays, lesbians, bisexuals and Trans should be apologetic when asking for rights. I DEMAND my human right, not beg for it. I am often called aggressive, confrontational and too …

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Aug 08 2013

Anti gay law in Nigeria: A triumph of culture and religion or just an infringement on human rights?- Enjoy the hot debate!

Aug 07 2013

My Home is in Heaven? WTF!

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I have been having a writing inertia lately due to so much and so little going on in my life. I am caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and a heavily loaded brain that can’t discharge much right now because it is stuck somewhere in between too much and too little.  It …

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Jul 29 2013

The Christian Association of Nigeria vows to chase out gay diplomats but Archbishop Desmond Tutu won’t worship a homophobic God.

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is once again making a national fool of itself and its members. Listening to the rants of its spokesperson wants to make me puke.  Really, how deluded are those religious nincompoops? The latest hullabaloo occurred when the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr.  Olugbenga Ashiru was reported to have …

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Jul 26 2013

Absurdities and Atrocities: #BabyOctopusNotHalfhumanHalfFish!

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Wonders they say, shall never end. A Nigerian fish seller who lives in Ibadan, Nigeria, saw her fish evolve into half human half fish! The latest story goes thus:  Strange Fish With Human Parts Causes Stir in Ibadan. Hundreds of residents of Ibadan, Tuesday, rushed out to catch a glimpse of a strange fish which …

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Jul 26 2013

Senator Pedophile Sani Yerima, Bishop David Oyedepo and guilty Nigerians, She is a: #ChildNotBride, #ChildNotWitch, #ChildNotHouseGirl!

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Nigerians have suddenly woken up to the ills of child abuse because of an obscure part of the constitution. While we are all getting self righteous and indignant about children’s rights, let us also look at ways we are guilty of perpetrating child abuse. After all Child abuse comes in different colours, shapes  and sizes. …

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Jul 11 2013

Child abuse is not discipline or African, it is simply cruelty to children!

Nigerian couple who beat their six children jailed after Coronation Street barmaid Michelle Collins gave evidence against them   Couple beat their children with brooms, hoovers and wires, claiming they were possessed by evil spirits They gave their baby morphine overdose after her first birthday  ’I am beaten without mercy’, said an SOS note written …

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Jul 09 2013

Because I Am A Girl

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Trembling she holds her tummy Knowing this fourth baby coming Will be her making or breaking She moans, her world hanging Groaning she strains Not just from labour pains With one more push, I came panting With just a look, she screamed fainting A reprieve from the moment of truth Husband in-laws with new wife …

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Jul 06 2013

Killing in the name of their Skydaddy: Boko Haram Militants Kill 29 Students, Teacher in Yobe, Nigeria School Attack

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Killing in the name of God is unfortunately as old as the first time Man created God in his own image. Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group against western education in Nigeria struck again early this morning. According to reports:  Armed Islamic militants have killed 29 students and an English teacher in an attack on …

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Jul 04 2013

Homosexuality and the legalisation of Homophobia in Africa

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There are ongoing legislative attempts in Nigeria and Uganda to further restrict sexuality rights. There is a clamour for the removal and also the strengthening of sodomy laws inherited by Commonwealth countries in Africa. However, the call for sexuality rights in Africa by the international community is seen as another colonial invasion by many Africans. …

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London Pride, 2013:The Protest,The Parade, The Pride!

Jun 26 2013

He who comes to Equity must come with clean hands!

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Many Nigerians were angry (justifiably so) when President Goodluck Jonathan deployed soldiers to disperse peaceful protesters across the country. The right to organise peaceful protests was violated by a civilian government; many called it a breach of constitutional rights, with emphasis on the right to freedom of association and freedom of expression. This violation and …

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Jun 26 2013

OCCUPY NIGERIA FOR A RESIGNATION OR A REVOLUTION?

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(First Published in January 2012 during the fuel subsidy removal saga)  I cannot even muster enough energy to be angry at President Goodluck Jonathan; he leaves me with a sense of shame as a Nigerian! Whenever I acknowledged him as President, I immediately apologize because I feel a great sense of shame for presenting such …

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Jun 25 2013

Cultural Censorship: My Coming Out Is Not A Threat To Your Closet!

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I do a double take whenever I hear the words “Your coming out is threatening the safety of closeted gays” and the addendum “Protesting ‘Anti Same Sex’ bills and homophobic behavior is a threat to closeted gays, please stop the protests”. Really, I mean, really? Recently on a facebook group, an African who identifies as …

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