Nigeria: A Faceless Territory

By Glory Ayara The rudimentary of a state is: ‘a nation or territory considered as an organised political community under one government’. The word I want to take from this definition is ‘considered’. One of the definitions of considered is believed --- so we can rephrase the definition of a state as ‘a territory believed … Continue reading Nigeria: A Faceless Territory

The Forgottens: A Short Expose on the Fate of Person’s with Disabilities in Nigeria.

It is unfortunate to see the complete disdain and ‘otherness’ used in referring to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Nigeria. With Nigeria being party to the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), it is important that we join other parts of the world in their efforts towards equality and inclusion of PWDs. This issue bears … Continue reading The Forgottens: A Short Expose on the Fate of Person’s with Disabilities in Nigeria.

If Coloured, Mark RED! | Being Black S2 E4

It is common knowledge that home ownership is a significant factor and catalyst of wealth creation. Not only do homes serve as ‘safe’ long term investments, they also open doors (no pun intended) to home-owners to acquire loans which can later be used to pay off debts or children's education-- (however, this is generally advised as risky!). Unfortunately,black and ethnic minority communities in … Continue reading If Coloured, Mark RED! | Being Black S2 E4

ARGH! | #SARSMUSTEND

Article by Glory Ayara I've laboured long and hard for the bread, for honour, and for riches, But on my corn too long you've tread, You fine-haired sons of bitches.  These are the words uttered by the famous western outlaw Black Bart, although slightly out of context, his words resonate with me as I observe the situation of things in my country Nigeria. I … Continue reading ARGH! | #SARSMUSTEND

IGNORANCE IS BLISS | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | SERIES #2

Article by Glory Ayara It is often assumed that being black inherently indicates ignorance, an unwillingness to acquire knowledge. A popular saying, one I heard quite often when growing up was: “if you want to hide from an African hide it in a book”. Truthfully, this has led many Nigerians to associate illiteracy with everything … Continue reading IGNORANCE IS BLISS | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | SERIES #2