Friday, July 3, 2020
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Hit the Child

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I read some comments yesterday about corporal punishment in a Nigerian primary school. They made me think deeper about our attitude to ‘discipline’. Why do we hit children? To punish? To correct? To change them? Do we HAVE to?

Blind Aspiration

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In 2014, “BLIND ASPIRATION” was a top 10 finalists in the Documentary Category of the Afrinolly Short Film Competition

Dr Ife Akintunde is a Nigerian living in the United Kingdom. Ife became the first blind student to study Law at the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria and also the first blind student accepted to study for a masters in international relations and doctorate in politics at Lancaster University UK .

African Child the Second

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The Sahel, Bamako, Mali, Africa, 1986

Foluke’s Spoken Word Poetry

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Me and some of my spoken word…

On a lighter note

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A man was walking along a beach and was deep in prayer.
All of a sudden he said out loud, “Lord grant me one wish.” Suddenly the sky clouded above his head and in a booming voice the Lord said, “Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish”.

My Legal View of the #childnotbride Story: A Magician’s Misdirection

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The furore raised over this story reminded me of my childhood in Ilorin. I can remember watching a young girl of about 13 trying to escape her nuptials by fleeing the joyous scene on foot, while several young men chased and down and brought her back to complete the happy task. I can also remember seeing her around as she progressed through marriage having about 3 or 4 children.

Chimamanda: The African Experience as an African American.

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‘Race is something that one has to learn. I had to learn what it meant to be black.

Politics of Charm, Emotion & Image

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This is a piece I wrote in 2010 while contemplating democracy and the ‘populist’ coup in Egypt. I finished it around the time of the 2010 General Election in UK. In writing it, I contemplated, among other things, what politics is/should be and how it has come to be narrowed down to mean divisive decisions to choose who controls a nation-state. The choice is between 2 or more ‘not as dissimilar as they like to appear’ political parties. If they are so similar, then maybe the vote has to be about something else. [See title for clues]

RHEMA Word of God

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God loves us not because of who we are, but because of who He is.

Silly International Paradoxes that we Don’t think are Silly

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Why do we think it is okay to send in troops to fight to stop troops in a certain country from fighting other troops in that country?

Why do we think terrorism can be stopped by a war on terror through warfare and terror?