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November 13, 2020

The subject of today’s Abroad Life is a 25-year-old woman who lives and studies medicine in Dominica. She talks about how she got the admission, the fact that there are a lot of Nigerians there, and why she wants to leave once she’s done with her programme.  First things first, where are you right now? […]

November 5, 2020

For a lot of Nigerians, the ultimate Nigerian Dream is to japa. Many people prefer to go to Canada, AKA ‘Abroad Nigeria’ and live with the rest of the Nigerians that are there. If you’ve successfully japa’d here are some of the things you can definitely relate to: 1. When you start your visa processing […]

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October 28, 2020

For many Nigerians, their experiences at buffets rank highest as one of their most embarrassing moments.  Read: 5 Ways A Buffet Can Go Wrong In Nigeria From simple things like being overly shy because you now have to exercise your alimentary canal in front of everyone, to really serious buffet malfunctions like when a host […]

October 17, 2020

Although non-members of the LGBTQ+ community are harassed when profiled as “gay”, a lot of people believe that the QueerNigerianLivesMatter hashtag is unnecessary. Members of the LGBTQ+ community, like many Nigerians, are fighting for their right to exist. They are victims of police brutality. So, we spoke to some queer Nigerian protesters to tell us […]

September 2, 2020

Just tired of staying in the same place? Want to explore? We compile 5 of the best things we have heard about Calabar. 1. Richness in Culture Calabar culture is one of the richest cultures in Nigeria, varying from food, to dances to festivals and carnivals. You should give the city a visit. 2. The […]

August 31, 2020

I had a conversation with a 24-year-old who suspects that her husband cheated on her with his cousin while they were still dating. She talks about the age difference between them, the disrespect she had to endure while dating him and the choice she had to make. There are so many decisions I have made […]

August 31, 2020

1. Time To Go And Meet Your Favorite Lecturer You, yes you. You have had peace of mind for the last 6 months. But in the next three weeks you will try to submit your assignment after the deadline and someone will shout “Will you get out of my office?!” Why? Because the Governor of […]

August 28, 2020

At some point, Nigeria will have to declare a national emergency on the crime of defilement. For starters, I actually thought “defilement” was just another sensational term used on newspaper headlines, but it actually is a criminal offence. Section 137 of the Lagos Criminal Law (2015), for instance, prescribes an imprisonment for life for anyone […]

August 27, 2020

The general reaction when we think or talk about cockroaches is disgust. However, meeting a flying roach in person is a whole different ball game. Ladies, this is what a man’s reaction to a flying cockroach says about him in bed. Don’t try to understand the inference, I am about to drop some nuggets so […]

August 26, 2020

Look, life can be hard, especially when you’re adulting. Breakups, rent money, traffic, job stress, parent wahala, and all such other bad things can suck your blood pretty easily, leaving you looking like a Internally Displaced Person. We curate 5 reasons adult milk might just be good for you: 1. It Can Help Make You […]

August 26, 2020

LEAVE LAGOS. FLEE THE CITY. RUN. JAPA ABSCOND. GET OUT. JUST GOOOOOO. Thanks for coming to my Ted talk. For more tips on surviving your abusive relationship with Lagos state, read our Lagos archives. For more reasons to leave, read Why Are We Still Living In Lagos? If you still want to live in Lagos […]

August 26, 2020

If you haven’t seen the video, find it below, but yes, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) really showed the darkest side to him when a Journalist asked him if his recent visit to Cross River and other PDP states were being sponsored, or “bankrolled”. The thing is, there’s too many things that can be taken away from […]

August 23, 2020

Before we all became alcoholics and life was a lot simpler, there were drinks that held us down on Sunday afternoons. Especially to douse the tension from the hot sun after that power-packed sermon and deliverance session by visiting Pastor Japhet Elijah (Power Must Change Hands). Sample some of them: 1. Ice Lolly Crunching blocked […]

August 21, 2020

Every Friday, Zikoko rounds up the funniest news stories of the week, including some of the funniest reactions to them. 1. WAEC-Gate What leaks better than a basket? You guessed right: WAEC (Sorry WASSCE) questions. On Monday, news filtered in via social media that the WAEC Mathematics questions for the day had already been leaked […]

August 20, 2020

Political campaigns are going on. Elections have been scheduled. Religious worship houses have resumed. Airports are open. Markets are open. But the average Nigerian kid is still rolling tires and has not been in a classroom at least since March. There’s no sort of plan by the government for the resumption of their education, and […]

August 19, 2020

Nigerian politicians are not normal, everyone knows. How do you even eat two pieces of roasted corn at the same time, one on each hand. How? Are you showing us how you’ll multitask when elected? Here’s how to handle street food according to Nigerian politicians: 5. First, Fry Plantain And Potato With The Seller 4. […]

August 19, 2020

Nigerian traders in Ghana have being complaining of unfair treatment and the forceful closure of their shops in the country. The video above, recorded by a Nigerian trader in Ghana is a good place to begin. For the past few days, Nigerian traders have been appealing to the Nigerian government, claiming that their shops are […]

August 18, 2020

On Sunday, Bishop David Oyedepo, the President of Living Faith Church Worldwide, while preaching , kicked against the application of a section of the recently passed into law Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (“CAMA”), stating that such a section of the law was due to the jealousy of the government to the growth of […]

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