Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof. But is the pandemic to blame?

Featured image – Woman selling dried fish at the Benin City market. Jorge Fernández/LightRocket via Getty Images Adegboye, Folasade Bosede, Covenant University COVID-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the closing of businesses, travel restraints, salary cuts, and a looming high unemployment situation. Economic activity has shrunk dramatically, and with it the … Continue reading Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof. But is the pandemic to blame?

[VIDEO] Exit Classes in Secondary schools to resume on 4th August. Are we set for this? – Taiwo Alalade on TVC News

The Federal Government of Nigeria has given the directive for exit classes to resume on August 4, amidst concerns about the health and safety of the students and teachers, to enable them write their final examinations. This followed the issuing of Guidelines for the reopening of schools. However, in the face of the economic realities in various affected quarters, are we really prepared for this? … Continue reading [VIDEO] Exit Classes in Secondary schools to resume on 4th August. Are we set for this? – Taiwo Alalade on TVC News

Nigeria’s Health Sector and My Experience – Afeso Akanbi

Although I am not a stranger to the fact that Nigeria is in bad shape, I got the rudest confirmation yet of this truth today, after experiencing first hand what it meant to have a patient in one’s hands, in an emergency situation, and yet be made to wait in the merciless environment we call hospitals in Nigeria today, endlessly in a queue for hours, … Continue reading Nigeria’s Health Sector and My Experience – Afeso Akanbi

“Be Still My Soul…” Finding Peace in Times Like This

Sometimes, in fact, most times, you have to remind, and actually COMMAND your soul to BE STILL. This is because ever since the spirit of man got disconnected from God at the event of the fall, man’s soul also got detached and became subject to the prince of this world, who rules with enticing, but burdensome pressures from the world outside. The harsh realities of … Continue reading “Be Still My Soul…” Finding Peace in Times Like This

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A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

As at this morning, it would have been close to three weeks since the government of Nigeria declared a total lockdown in two states and the Federal Capital Territory, and advised all Nigerians to stay at home. All over the world, governments, religious leaders, celebrities, scientists, experts, politicians, just name it, everyone is unanimous in advising people everywhere to stay indoors, to stay safe because … Continue reading A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi

‘Thank God for Force Majeure’ – Why You Need Professionals for your (Business) Writing Jobs

While working on contract documents and agreements for clients at Hoopla Hive, I ensure we never omit the vital sections, no matter how simple the client wants it. I am meticulous by nature. I pay attention to details and would rather give too much than too little; but besides that, I have a basic understanding of how business operations work, having served in various capacities … Continue reading ‘Thank God for Force Majeure’ – Why You Need Professionals for your (Business) Writing Jobs

Fiction Fiesta: The Letter by Magnus Ekpiken

… I did not say a word. I could not say a word. I just sat there like a figure carved from stone. It was all like a bad dream. I remember I kept on wishing I could just open my eyes and discover I had been sleeping. But it was for real. I was sure of that. My friends in lbadan had always pointed … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: The Letter by Magnus Ekpiken

Dream Menu: How to Make Nigerian Puff Puff by Kraft Queen

Puff-Puff is the hot, soft and sweet fried dough that is eaten by almost everybody in Nigeria. It’s quite cheap to buy on the side streets and make at home. It such a humble snacks that its been a life safer for ages. The word ‘puff- puff’ has also been used to describe some bodily features, an example is,  ‘your cheeks are round like puff-puff.’ … Continue reading Dream Menu: How to Make Nigerian Puff Puff by Kraft Queen

Dream Menu: Frejon and Fresh Fish Sauce this Easter by Kraft Queen

Easter always brings back my childhood memories especially the food. Growing up I lived in a close knit Estate and it was a tradition to gift your friends and neighbors’ food and some food gifts stood out and one of such food was Frejon. We got this food gifts from mostly Lagosian with Brazilian or Portuguese family roots. Our family normally got like two or … Continue reading Dream Menu: Frejon and Fresh Fish Sauce this Easter by Kraft Queen