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CRITICAL EXHIBITIONS

We Will All Come To The Party —as Early Birds, Late Bloomers Or Party Poopers. Life Is A Party, Where We Celebrate Our Similarities And Respect Our Differences. We Are Playing Different Roles So Don’t Judge By Your Standards. The Issue Of Self-awareness Is Something We Respond To Differently. As A Child, I Needed A Special Kind Of Learning Technique And A Conducive Environment For Easy Assimilation, But That Is A Luxury In A Country Where Every Student Is Being Kept In The Same Classroom And Giving A Standardized Test. And That Test Acts As A Basis To Measure Brilliance. In Saner Climes, These Issues Are So Basic....
FEATURE

 

Earth Is A Prison Without Walls. Every Living Thing Is In This Prison Serving Various Sentences For Various Offences Known Only To The Jailer. The Prison Has No Wall Or Gate Hence Escaping Is Meaningless Because Everywhere Is Open But To Where? The Only Escape Route Is Through A Six Feet Deep Tunnel Dug For The Purpose And Closed With Sand As The Fence When One Is In.the Actual Key Out Of The Tunnel Is Having Unconsciousness; The Intangible Master Key. But To Gain Unconsciousness One Has To Die. But The Prison Life Is So Exciting That No One Really Wants To Escape. Some Wish To Be Prisoners For As Long As Eternity....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

If It Is Normal For Birds To Be In The Air, Fish In The Water And Mammals On Land, How Should We View The Mammal Whales In The Water Or The Bat In The Air? How About Birds That Don’t Fly But Walk On Land, Birds That Dive Deep Into Water To Catch Fish? What About The Fish That Flies Out Of The Water To Catch Low Flying Birds Or Those That Walk On Land When The Tide Has Gone? In Nature It Is Difficult To Find Distinctions. It Appears Mammals Are To Eat Plants But Some Plants Eat Mammals. Animals Are To Eat Birds And Bird Grains But Some Birds (eagle) Eat Meat....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

When Words From Different Climes Appear Fashionable In The Same Noise Of Colours And Sound, They Could Mislead The Radar If They Mirror Each Other On The Same Cat Walk. The Ear Alone As Would Be Seen Is Not Enough For Getting The Instant Message When Fashionable Words Stand Together.dogs Wouldn’t Dig But When A Dog Had Dug And A Cat Fishes A Catfish, Then We Could Miss The Find. The Man Who Bit A Bit In His Beat Must Be A Policeman-eating On Duty. But He Could Also Beat A Beat On His Cap In His Matching. A Beat Is Actually A Bit Of Music. The Match In Match Would Stick In Remembrance. This Stick Could Be Correct Both For The Stadium Or The Kitchen....
HUMOUR

 

Some Faces Affect The Mind, Hence In Taking Some Decisions Looking First At Such A Face Could Intimidate You And Lower Your Resolve. It Could Even Change Your Mind. The Power In The Face Is Like Hypnotism. Some Faces Hypnotize While Some Faces Are Persuading. They Seem To Influence Our Will Even Without Talking To Us But Only Being Present. Some Faces Intimidate. Some Faces Attract You. Like A Magnet, They Distort Your Concentration And You Seek To Want To Get Closer To The Face. This Is The Influence That Is Usually Referred To “love At First Sight” The Magnetism Is Beyond Explanation. You Can Also Perceive Evil Even Though A Smiling Face....
DISCOVERY

 

Bowls Of Water Closets (wc) Are Now A Standard Design All Over The World. Each One Has A Health Safety Feature Most People Are Not Aware Of; Residual Water In The Bowl That Blocks Foul Gases From The Septic Tank. The Septic Tank, Usually Situated Outside, Is A Buried Chamber Where Wastes From The Wc Go To Decompose And Later Seep Or Soak Into The Soil. But The Decomposition Process Produces Poisonous Gases Which Are Allowed To Vent Into The Open Air Outside The Chamber. But The Piping Of The Bowl To The Chamber Is The Same Thus Creating A Problem....
SAFETY

 

Since No Institution Teaches People How To Live In A House Or How To Use Specific Rooms Like The Toilet Or Bathroom, Misuse Largely Occurs And This Poses A Grave Danger To The Next User.it Is Only Necessary To Find A Forum To Enlighten The Public On The Do’s And Don’ts To Achieve Healthy Results For All.since Wc Usage Is Behind Closed Doors, No One Can Guess If There Would Be A Health Issue To Be Encountered When The Last Occupant Comes Out....
SAFETY

 

It Is Difficult To Know Who Is The Hunter Or The Hunted. When The Hunter And The Hunted Are Playing Games No One Could Win, Who Is Hunting Whom Becomes A Guess. When The Hunter Refuses To Hide Or Be Stealth Before Stalking His Prey And The Hunted Is In Defiance Setting Traps To Trap The Hunter, The True Roles Of The Genders Get Confusing.between The Male And The Female, Who Hunts Whom? Tradition Gives Men The Status Of Hunter But The Female Too Hunts The Hunters By Choosing Which Hunter She Likes Best. She Takes Liberty On Choosing Whose Trap She Wishes To Enter....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

Alabo Has Just Completed A Long Novel: The Beauty Of An Ugly Girl. It Was About A Twisted Faced Ugly Local Girl Who In Time Become The Belle Of The Small Town Of Alakiri. Dreams Of His Work Making The Big Time Was An Obsession For Alabo. He Had Written In A Flamboyant Style Befitting Of A Serious Masterpiece. Besides, The Book Is Rich In Original Expressions Hence One Would Appreciate His Reluctance To Let His Genius Be Ridiculed By An Unknown Editor. Tonye’s Advice To Send The Script To Boma For Editing Had Been Understandably Annoying....
DISCOVERY

 

When Cyprian Ekwensi Wrote The Passport Of Mallam Ilia, It Was Based On The Life Style Of The Islamic Northern Nigeria And Intertwined With The Historical Kano Uprising And The Entrant Of The British Colonial Troops. He Discussed The Traditional Practice Called Shanchi Where Brave Men Fought To The Death Among Themselves In Anticipation Of Winning A Maiden's Hand In Marriage. A Culture Prevalent In 1902 When "human Life Was Worth About As Much As A Fowl's." He Discussed The Lawlessness Of Gangsters, Resistance, Lust, Abiding Love, Fidelity, Abduction, Rape And Other Vices....
DISCOVERY

 

Ownership Mentality In Family Starts With An Adventurous Male Seeking A Desired Female. Then He Finds Her And Tries To Convince Her. Finally To “acquire” Her, He Follows Traditional Dictates By Paying A Bride Price. The Reality And Legitimacy Is Confirmed During The Marriage Ceremony; The Priest Asks “who Gives Out The Bride” Then Her Father Replies “i, Hercules … Do”. He Then Hands Her Over To Her New “owner”. She Then Becomes His Wife. “his Wife” Now Means “his Woman”, Not Property, But His Own And Not Her Parents’ Own....
LOVE CLINIC

 

There Are Times When Lying Is An Act To Another Person To Re-paint An Embarrassing Moment, Event Or Situation One Wishes To Forget. The Lie Re-paints Situations Or Events In Other To Make The Liar’s Involvement Blameless Or Make Their Position Less Embarrassing So That They Can Still Have Some Dignity Left. It Is Therefore A Lie To Have Honour. These Types Of Lies Are Therefore “cooked” To Achieve The Stated Effects. There Are Accidents In Which The People Involved Usually Refrain From Telling Others The Real Way They Had Sustained Their Injuries Because Of The Attendant Embarrassment They Would Suffer If The Truth Was Known....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

“i Can Resist Anything Except Temptation.” Oscar Wilde. Temptation Often Portends A Wrong But This Wrong Has A Good Side. This Then Makes Abiding By The Temptation To Be A Blessing. But You Are Not To Do Wrong By This Call To Heed To Temptation. It Is A Kind Of Revenge Meted Out To Perceived Bad People. Most Kind Of People In This Category Are Your Landlord, Your Teacher, Your Boss, Your Proud Neighbor Amongst Others....
HUMOUR

 

A Woman’s Physiological Changes In Pregnancy Have The Power To Shatter The Peace Of A House If Not Managed Properly. The Male Is Hard Hit For A Woman’s Pregnancy.the News Alone Could Breed Shock, Whether It Was Hoped For Or Unexpected. When It Is Unexpected, Thoughts And Schemes Develop. The Male Suddenly Becomes Aggressive. As He Fears For His Future, He Tries To Wriggle Out In Denial. His Heart Beats Faster As He Knows That That Could Hinder His Education If He Is Not Of Age Or Under Others’ Guidance....
DISCOVERY

 

The Definition And Purpose Of Life Had Encouraged Many Thought Patterns. None Is Wrong Yet They All Postulate Different Viewpoints. Life Therefore Is A Mystery So Daunting That Some Have Seen The Face Of God Through The Inexplicable Complexity And Artistry While Others Try To Convince Their Shortsightedness With Their Self-agreeing Supposition Of A Chance Event Embellished Further With An Evolving Logic. No Denigration Intended Here....
PARADOX

 

Valuable Things Come In All Shaded Of Materials. Some Are Perishable Or Biodegradable When They Come In Contact With Certain Elements. Some Are Non-biodegradable But Could Scratch, Peel, Fade Or Rust, Soiled, De-colour And Much More Confirming That Nothing Lasts Forever. Value Rating Therefore Is Relative Within A Class Of Interests And Expectations. The Famous One Died Recently Of A Rare Disease And Was Buried In A Golden Coffin And At A Marked Grave. But Suddenly, Importance Was Uneasily Shifted To An Unmarked Grave Of The Other Nobody Who Has No Name, No Identity And Had Died So Many Millennium Ago And Buried Even Wi...
PARADOX

 

Most Women Have Turned To Be Like The Proverbial Oliver Twist; I Want, I Need, My So And So Is Finished, My That Is Bad, I Don’t Have This, Give Me That, It’s A Long Time I Had Those, If You Love Me Buy Me This, You Did Not Send Me That, You Did Not Bring Me That, I Want, I Need Bla Bla Bla, I Want More…”this Wimping Scenario Replays Itself Every Time, Every Day, Somewhere And Everywhere. Women Have Developed A Culture Of Asking And Asking If Not To Call It Demanding. They Seem To Never Have Enough. A Feeling Like “to Want, Is Woman, To Give, Man.” Just As “to Err Is Human, To Forgive Divine,”...
WOMEN'S WORLD

 

Unknown To Most Families, They All Have Family Rules, Unwritten Rules Like The British Constitution. Rules Are Supposed To Guarantee An Expected Standard For Human Conduct Or A Model For Environmental Outlook Acceptance. There Are Rules Which Must Be Pronounced In The Family To Guide And To Bring Peace At Home. There Are Also The Unspoken Rules. The Silent Rules Could Be Those Of How To Conduct Greetings In The Morning. Is It Just “good Morning,” Or “good Morning Ma.” Is It, Good Morning Mama” Or It Is Mummy? When You Call Kid Agnes, Is The Answer “ehn! Or “yes?” Or “yes Mummy”?there Are Rules On Individual Duties For The Kids. Who Does Wh...
FAMILY

 

Knowing That Female Magazines Are Usually Edited By Fellow Women, I Ventured To Find Out What Women Like To Read From Fellow Women’s Point Of View. My Expectations Were Fashion, Shopping, Food, Love And Romance, Most Of All Gossip About Fellow Women And Judgment On Men.in This Same Fashion, I Have Reasoned That A Male Magazine Must As A Necessity Include Naked Women Sampling Of Steroid Induced Muscles, Exercise Regime, Cars, Dangerous Life Styles And Adventure. In My Opinion, The Content Of Male Magazine Cannot Be The Same With Female Magazine....
MEN'S EXCLUSIVE

 

The Psychology Of Being Nakedwilliam Nimeniboclothes Enhance The Quality And Class Of Persons While Being Cloth-less Mimics Raw Animal Level Of Primitivism. The Impression Clothes Impinge On The Wearer Is At Times Different From Its Effect On An Observer. But Generally, Being Clothed Even If Skimpy, Gives Reassurance Of A Wearer’s Normalcy To An Observer. Hence, Being Naked Is A Crazy Act And A Questioning Sight. Clothes Shield And Screen Against The Elements And Also Guarantees Security To The Parts Considered Exclusively Private. This Forestalls The Opportune Undesired “view And Tell” Act From Gossip Mongers And Discourages Privacy-violation-thoughts Of An Observer....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

Love Tortures Men Toowilliam Nimenibojust Like The Saying, “the Rich Also Cry”, The “tormentor Of Women Also Gets Tormented By Women.” Insecurity In Love Is Usually Associated With Women Because Majority Of Men Are Fun Seekers. They Approach Women With Un-seriousness. This Attitude Produced The “one Night Stand” Or “kick And Go” Syndrome Often Heard.the Issue Of The Trueness Of Love Bugs The Male Heavily Only When He Is In Love. In This State He Is Possessive, A “one Woman Man.” Because Women Have Known Men To Be Fun Seekers, They Remain On Their Guard. This Makes Them To Sometimes Hold Back Their True Emotions....
LOVE CLINIC

 

Men As Victims Of Their Own Oppressing Lawswilliam Nimenibohumanity Can Be Correctly Represented As Male, Female And Society. This Situation Presents Three View; Views Of Men, Of Women And Of Society. The Dominant Element, The Male Doubles As The Giver Of Society’s View. So The Majority Opinion Women Face Is Both Men’s And Society’s. So It Is Understandable If Women Team Up To Fight For Equality Or Emancipation From The Two Monsters. And Because Men Are Human, They Listen. The Result Is Double Standard....
MEN'S EXCLUSIVE

 

For Anyone To Claim He Or She Knows Someone, What Level Of Information Is Enough Or Good Enough To Make Such Claim? Seeing Someone Many Times Can Only Afford Visual Recognition And Not Complete Knowledge. It Is Also Possible To Know The Habits Of Someone, The Colour The Person Likes, The Person’s Vices Including The Person’s Name Without Really Knowing The Person....
DISCOVERY

 

Great Love Brings People Closer Together And Paradoxically Ultimate Love Sets People Apart As A Gift Of Love. The Love Between Anita And Richard Had Been Exemplified As The Model Of Love Between Two Hearts. They Were Always Together, Sharing Each Other’s Joys And Sorrows, Comforting And Jubilating With Each Other’s Circumstances. The Marriage Date Had Been Fixed And Preparations Were On. A Month To The Wedding, They Went On A Picnic With Friends. Fun And Happiness Was In The Air Until A Shout Was Heard. Anita Had Dived Into The River And Was Now Struggling. Help Came And She Was Rescued....
PARADOX

 

A Case Of Who Will Bell The Cat. How Do You Tell A Man That Has Offensive Odour That He Smells Bad? Worst Still, How Do You Tell A Smelling Married Man This? Do You Mean His Wife Is Useless Also? Is It His Wife’s Duty To Tell Him? If She Summons Courage And Does, Will He Not Think She Is Trying To Pick Faults With Him After All These Time She Had Known This If It Was Actually True? Or Is It Because She Has Seen Someone Nicer Or Better Or That She Is Indirectly Saying Something Else? Is It A Fellow Man’s Duty To Tell A Man This Ugly Truth To Save Him From Embarrassment? If A Strong Muscled Man Is Told This Ugly Truth And He Thinks He Is Being Insulted, Would His Breaking Our Nose Because Of H...
MEN'S EXCLUSIVE

 

Genius Is Not Always In The Manifestation Of Ideas Or In Products, It Could Be Heralded In Behaviour. Marital Infidelity Is Not So Much News. Most Respectable Citizens In History Are Victims Of Extramarital Romance. Some Of Which Had Rocked Foundations Of Empires, Others Had Broken Marriages And Some Had Brought Big Scandal And Blackmail....
SEXY TALES

 

Daniel Woke Up Experiencing A Stiff Neck But He Never Let It Bother Him. He Had His Bath And Entered His Volkswagen Beetle Car And Headed For Work. As He Approached A Police Checkpoint, He Slowed Down. Suddenly, He Heard A Bang; A Car Had Hit Him From Behind. He Stopped And Came Out To Examine The Damage. Then From Nowhere, Some Soldiers Coming Behind Him In Their Van Came To The Scene.“who Owns This Car?” A Solder Asked Pointing To Daniel’s Car.“it’s Me” He Replied. Then A Thunderous Slap Descended On His Face.“hey, Let’s Carry This Useless Car Causing This Hold Up Out Of The Road.” Some Other People Joined In And They Carried Daniel’s Car A...
HUMOUR

 

Marriage Is Like An Attachment Of An Elastic Chord To A Man And A Woman, To Be Held Until Death Do Them Part. But Even Without Pulling The Chord, Time Affects The Fabric Of The Elastic And Such Affects Its Elasticity. Otherwise, The Daily Course Of Living Together As Husband And Wife Is A Pull On The Elastic Band. When The Man Pulls It, Sometimes He Pulls Her To His Side, Sometimes She Stubbornly Remains Where She Is Until He Relaxes His Pull After Trying Her Patience, Will Or Endurance. Sometimes It Is She Who Pulls The Chord In A Direction He Resists....
LOVE CLINIC

 

It Is The Art Of Empathy. It Is A Thought Process, A Thought Of The Impact Of An Action On The Happiness Of The Other; Altruism. For A Place Where Getting Water Was Difficult, Henry Remained Some Water In The Bathroom Bucket And Has Gone Out. Maybe He Intends To Use It When He Returns From Work. Therefore If I Use It, I Should Replace It, That Should Be The Thinking.“paul Is My Good Neighbour, He Is A Nice Fellow. I Can Use His Oil Until I Buy Mine Even Though There Is A Small Quantity.” But The Issue Is, Day After Day You Have Not Remembered To Buy Your Own....
DISCOVERY

 

Teacher Of The Yearit Was The First Day Of The Academic Calendar And In Came A Teacher Cum Life Coach. He Has Just Been Assigned To Teach Business Studies In Its Elementary Level. He Is A Man Of Many Parts; Sometimes He Forgets His Primary Assignment And Teaches What He Pleases At The Expense Of The Curriculum. He Had To Wait A While For The Student To Be Duly Registered Into The First Year Of High School. That Wait Lasted For Three Weeks Before He Could Actually Display His Dynamism In The Classroom, Though Unconventional But Somewhat Effective.the Teacher Sashayed Through Into The Classroom With A Queer Look On His Face. He Believed That He Had To Make An Impression. “good Day, Class.”...
HUMOUR

 

The Issues Raised Here As Topics Would Have Been A Very Voluminous Book For Young Boys To Read And In Course Of Which It Would Improve On Their Deficiencies In Noted Areas. Therefore, This Is Only A Working Guide To Being A Man. The Measurement Of Manliness Is Based On The Impact Of Men’s Relationship With Women And To Lesser Extent, Fellow Men. Each Topic Is A Project By Itself. To Be A Man, You Must;1. Learn How To Approach Women, Even Strangers, In Every Awkward Situation And Start A Conversation. 2. Learn How To Use Your Penis Effectively.3. Learn How To Understand Women, Their Demand Methods And Nagging Habits.4. Learn How To Imp...
DISCOVERY

 

I Looked Out Of My Window And Then I Looked Down. Evelyn Was Scooping Slimy Dirt, Her Left Hand Deep Into The Depth Of The Brackish Green Rotten Drain Running By The Edge Of The Building.the Sight Of Her Bare Hand In A Disguising Slosh Of Brackish Slag Flowing In The Ruined Drain Made Me Raise My Voice. “evelyn What Are You Looking For?” Apparently She Had Lost Something And Was Going About It In An Idiotic Way I Thought. “i’m Looking For My Idiot,” She Replied And My Face Twisted. Was She Throwing A Joke At Me?“your Idiot?” I Asked In Bewilderment....
HUMOUR

 

If Our Wishes To Avoid Trouble In Life Would Give Us A Pattern Of Behavior, Then It Would Be Best To Live Alone In Isolation, Otherwise Our Immediate Neighbour Might Be The Biggest Trouble To Avoid.the Idea Is Not To Avoid People Because We Must Meet At The Market, The Church, Or In The Bus. But Sometime Against Our Choice, We Are Stuck With One Neighbour Or Another. In African Communal Living, We Live In Rented Apartments....
DISCOVERY

 

After Engaging My Insatiable Appetite For Strange Meals, Nothing Could Be As Evident As A Bulging Stomach. Just Like Every Other Day In A School Calendar, There Were Things To Be Done, And One Of Such Was To Stay In Line With A Good Academic Performance―in My Quest Of Bagging A Bachelor’s Degree. An Imminent Class Made Sure Students Gaited Down The Lecture Blocks. But The Past Came Knocking, Reminding Me Of The Mixtures Of Food That Were Never Meant To Be On The Same Plate. I Realized There Was Trouble In Food Haven. It Then Occurred To Me That The School Campus Lacked A Decent ‘convenience’ To Dish Out My Expensive Waste. I Began To Sweat Profusely....
STORY

 

The Ponzi Punditsome Call Me Charles And No, That Is Actually My Moniker In The Grand Scheme Of Things. I Prance Around In Various Regalia When I Want To Act The Part. I Have Been Into Various Schemes And I Will Be Telling You My Story. I First Embraced Ponzi When The Economy Got Tough. It Was Never In My Plan To Venture Into Such A Risky Project But I Can Tell You That I Have Learned The Trade Of The Scheme’s Eponymous Ancestor―charles Ponzi....
FEATURE

 

If We Look At Our Culture And Tradition As Put Together By Our Old Superstitious And Idol Worshipping Ancestors And Also The Fact That They Are Stack Illiterates, Then We Can Appreciate The Wisdom In Their Lives. Now As Culture, That Wisdom As Our Inheritance Is Made To Continue To Our Present Time With All The Absurdities In That Times’ Wisdom. Even With Our Level Of Education We Fail Or Fear To Correct Some Ways Of Life Inherited As If The Loss Of Such Irrationality Is Regrettable Or Our Respect For Absurdity Is Our Wisdom....
CULTURE

 

Loan Me A Tearthat I May Still Rearsuch Warm Tears Of An Infantwhen Mine Is In Wanti Need To Free A Blue Tearwhich Balm At The Rearemotions Of My Frail Humanityeasily Injured By Sour Infirmity...
LITERATURE

 

It Has Just Been Discovered That Not All Mysterious Body Cuts Or Injuries Are Caused By Witches And Wizards. Some Other Time When You Have Your Bath, Water Touches A Part Of Your Body Then You Feel It Hurts. You Check Only To Discover A Scratch Or An Injury You Did Not Know How Or When It Got There. It Shows That It Is Possible To Lose Part Of Our Body Without Even Noticing It.there Are Some Mysterious Injuries All The Same. Like Obi, Who Could Not Tell How Over Time He Wakes Up To Find That He Had Bruises On His Knees As Well As His Elbows, And Not That He Was Involved A Fight....
SEXY TALES

 

The Act Of Making Big Money Is Fraught With Real Life Comic Book Risks. Yes Accepted Risks To Even End Life. For Those In The Act Of Making Big Money, The Sanctity Of Human Life Becomes Less Of A Thought. According To One Musician “get Rich Quick Or Die Trying” Is A Good Slogan. Money Making Is Like A War Game. To Survive, If Killing Gives You The Edge Then So Be It. Just Like An Instinct, No Regrets. Most Times Such Money Spinning Jobs Or Assignments Are As Crazy As The Amount Involved. Like A Commando Operation; Go To A Maximum Security Prison And Free One Inmate And Get 2 Million Dollars. Go To Kebbi And Hijack A Ballot Box From The Electoral Officer And Get 4 Million Naira....
DISCOVERY

 

When We Talk Of Inheritance, The Mind Immediately Narrows To; Land Or Landed Property, Huge Sums Of Money, Bills, Bonds Or Wills. In Some African Traditions Even Wives Or Slaves Reflect. The Funny Thing About Inheritance Is That Even Misers Leave Their Obsessions To Be Inherited. Ancient Memorabilia Like “native Gold”, Black Cloth, Colonial Times Souvenirs, Traditional Crafts, Or Some Out-of-production Materials Could Also Appear Among Things Slated To Be Inherited. These Items Are Treasured For Their Antiquity, Their Scarcity, Uniqueness Or Because Of Being Standing Reminders Of Affinity With The Original Owner....
FAMILY

 

A Cynic Is One Who Always Expects The Worst. In Safety Parlance, This Cynic Supposition Is The Firm Base For Planning. Planning For Crazy Suppositions Should Therefore Be Seen As Pro-active In Safety Rather Than Cynic. This Way Of Futuristic Overview Is Like Saving For A Rainy Day. Not That We Wish The Bad Days But In Case They Come, We Should Be Able To Stand The Challenges. Such Visionary Approaches To Life Make Life Safer Although For Such Preparedness We Might Need To Commit Some Funds Which Might Look Like Wasting Money In The Immediate....
SAFETY

 

Our World Is A Place Where Everyone Knowingly Or Unknowingly Keeps A Secret. It Is A Place Where Every New Knowledge Is A New Secret Or Someone’s Lost Secret. We Are In A World Where A Known Secret Is A Further Secret For Those Who Now Know It. This Is Our World. A Refreshing Passage Is Thus:“it Is True To Say That Most Men Lead Two Lives; A Normal Life And A Secret Life. Society Is, Of Course Only Able To Judge A Man’s Character By His Normal Life. If He Makes A Mistake, However, And His Secret Life Becomes Public Property, Then He Is Judged By His Own Secret Standards And Is, More Often Than Not, Ostracized As A Punishment....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

Do Our Best Friends Deserve Our Complete Trust? Or Do Our Wives Or Husbands Deserve Our Full Confidence? Is The Quality Of Friendship Or Our Sincerity In Friendship Rated By All The Secrets We Tell To One Another? Do We Have A Judge In This Matter? Alex And Jane, Husband And Wife, Following The Injunction In Marriage “man And Woman Are One” Hence They Shared The Same Bank Account. All Was Well Until Alex Noticed That The Wife Had Emptied The Account Through Uncontrolled Withdrawals. In Another Case It Was The Husband Who Was Issuing More Cheques For His Fun.paul And Wife Mary Kept No Secrets. Mary Knows How Much Paul Earns And How He Spends The Money....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

Males Do Not Really See The Threats They Face Just By The Chance Factor Of Their Gender. Women Fare Much Better Comparatively. Women’s Seemingly Disadvantaged Position Is Usually Pronounced At Conflict Moments Mostly While Men’s Case Is Throughout Their Lives. In A War Situation, Women Become Captured, They Become Sex Slaves. They Have To Avoid Pregnancy During War Or They Risk Dying But They Are Forced To Have Sex Irrespectively. They Cannot Run Very Fast Or Do Very Risky Things To Survive Hence They Die Also. Irrespective Of Their Education They Get Abused By Males Who Are Nonentities But Empowered By War. Women Are Humiliated And Supposedly Reduced In Value....
MEN'S EXCLUSIVE

 

The Cup Was In The Upper Locker And The Kid Needed To Get It. As He Opened The Locker Door, The Other Half Of The Door Fell On Him And Injured Him. His Crying Drew The Attention Of The Mother Who Now Regretted Not Screwing The Broken Door The Moment It Got Broken Because She Did Not Have A Screwdriver At Home. This Brings Up The Reasoning That There Are Necessary Tools Desired In Every Home.you Don’t Have To Be A Technical Person To Realize That A Hammer Comes Handy In Breaking Coconut. There Are Times When The Absence Of Tools Can Delay The Quick Correction Of A Problem And That Becomes Unsafe. It Can Delay Even You; Your Food, Because You Cannot Open The Gas Regulator....
FAMILY

 

A Traditional African Village Serves Like The Country Home Of Township Dwellers. It Is Only During Festivity Times That All Sons And Daughter Come Together Like A Gathering Of A Social Club. Native Homes Provide The Same Air Of Recreation One Feels When Visiting Strange Lands. But It Is Much Easier To Get Lost In A Small African Village Than In A Big Urban Township. The Situation Is Like An Ant Getting Lost In A Teacup Yet Easily Navigating Its Way Out Of A Bigger Pot. Ancient Community Settlements Have A Typical Maze-housing Layout. The Maze Walls Are Actually Lined Up Houses Separated By Narrow Passages Between Them. The Fact That This “design” Is Ubiquitous Arouses Curiosity....
PARADOX

 

For A Beauty Pageant Judge, A Beautiful Woman Is One Who Could Be Ugly Yet Projects Womanhood Through Her Elegance, Courage, Confidence, Wit, Intelligence, Carriage And Education. It Is For This Reason We Might Sometimes Disagree With The Judges’ Decision On Who Among A List Should Have Won The Contest.beauty As Acknowledged In The Eyes Of A Woman Is Different From That Of A Man.a Woman Says Of Another “she’s Beautiful” Yet A Man Might Not Agree With Her Verdict Even Though Her Gender Gives Her The Edge To Know Beauty. In A Man’s Eye, A Girl That Gets His Attention Is Beautiful....
WOMEN'S WORLD

 

“first Love” Is The Very First Time An Individual Feels A Tug Of Emotion Like A Magnetic Effect Towards Another Person Of The Opposite Sex Such That The Person Is Conscious Of The Drag And The Distraction Affecting His Or Her Routine. Also Is The First Consequential Realization Of A Strangely Acquired State Of Happiness Within A Higher Sense Of Numbness To Reason....
LOVE CLINIC

 

How Can Incompatible People Become Not Just Friends But Great Friends? Yeah, It Is Highly Possible. They Always Say “show Me Your Friends And I Will Tell You Who You Are.” Some Say “like Minds Flock Together” But Despite The Absence Of A Common Interest, It Is Still Possible To Make Great Friends And Also Have A Happy Marriage Between A Husband And A Wife With Them Having Little In Common. Although This Combination Is Not The Guaranteed Panacea For Sustained Togetherness, Yet Some Great Friend Who Share Nothing But Fondness For Each Other Hold The Odd Key To Have Been Together Over Many Years....
PARADOX

 

Even As An Occupant Of One Small Room You Would Not Be Able To Assess The Amount Of Property You Have Acquired Over The Years Until You Try To Move Somewhere Else. It Starts Like This; I Would Need To Keep All My Things At This Corner To Create Space Elsewhere And That Space Can Be Used Effectively For The Foldable Iron Table. Ok, For More Comfort, It Is Better To Move My Books From The Shelf To A Place Nearer The Bed So That I Can Conveniently Reach Them. Ah, I Would Then Need A Reading Lamp By The Bed....
FAMILY

 

When The Excesses Of The Cat Was Too Much And Rats Felt Vulnerable, They Called For A Conference. At The Rats Conference, The Fine Decision To Bell The Cat Made The Question Arise “who Is To Bell The Cat?” No One Volunteered. For The Male Arrogance In The Human World, The Female Conference Ended With The Slogan “what A Man Can Do A Woman Can Do Better” And The Question Of Who To Prove It Found Few Women Volunteering To Hang A Bell On Themselves To Announce Their Arrival In A Man’s World And Regret This Inability Until Old Age. In The Case Of The Rats, It Is To Bell One Cat But In The Case Of The Women, It Is To Wear The Bell And Ring It To Prove To All Men. It Is Therefore An Endless And...
WOMEN'S WORLD

 

Man Acknowledges And Says He Is A Higher Animal. Yes, Man Is A Mammal And So An Animal, But One With Conscience And The Ability To Reason. A Naked Man Is Not Much Different From A Primate. Putting On Clothes Shield The Animal To An Extent But When Such Clothes Are Peeled Off Like At The Beach, Psychologists Have Found The Same Animal Traits In Man; Creating Of Territory, Protecting Territory With His Towel And Belongings; A Social Animal. Different Classes Of Common Naked Humanity Are Still Evident Through The Cost Of Their Belongings In Comparison. Before The Dawn Of Civilization, Man Was Savage Like The Wild Ones....
FEATURE

 

Between Men And Women Who Is More Jealous? That Is Being Jealous Over The Others’ Supposed Conduct When They Share A Relationship. This Jealousy Is Neither Envy Nor Competition. Jealousy Is That Act Of Insecurity Manifest In Probing Too Frequently What A Spouse Did, Where A Spouse Had Been Or Rather Accusing Of Cheating Or Insinuating Such. If We Do Not Care About Something We Would Not Bother About Its Presence Or Absence. Therefore Jealousy As An Expression Manifests In Probes Indicating We Care. We Are In Love Or We Have Something To Lose If Our Fears Are Confirmed....
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When A Woman Asks For Small Money From The Male, Which Is Like A Joke, An Amount Too Small To Look Like An Actual Need, Not Like “i Want To Buy Sweet” But “i Want N20” Or I Want N50, Such Cannot Equate For An Accusation Of Her Actually Asking For Needed Money. Then Such Demand Is A Form Of Communication Rather Than A Demand. It Is Like Saying “asking For This Creates An Avenue For Dialogue Or Conversation To A Man She Likes.” When A Man Approaches A Woman And She Takes Her Time To Respond And The Man Seems To Retreat, She Uses This “demand” Or “disturbance” To Get Him Back As A Way To “chase” Him This Time Around....
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Women Seem To Be The Highest Consumer Of Chemicals In The World. Most Cosmetics Are Chemicals Even If They Are Called Cocoa-butter. The Fact That They Get Absolved Into The Body Through The Pores Of The Skin Make Them Subject To Skin Reaction As Like Chemicals. Even The Perfect Match Product Is Still A Chemical. The Normal Advice We Have For Drug Abuses Is That If The Body Is Used To A Particular Drug, Its Efficacy Would Be Reduced At The Actual Time Of Need To Fight An Infection. The Same Way One Regular Beer Would Lose Its Effect With Time Until A Higher Dose Is Secured....
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When Men Say They Do Not Understand Women, What They Mean Is That They Are Fighting A Concept Of Myths Other Men Have Thought Correct About Women, Which They Are Not Again Sure If Such Was Correct. The Rolling Stones, Better Still A Man Sang A Song And Said “let Us Spend The Night Together.” It Appeared Normal Because Men Are Supposed To Be One Track Minded; Sex. When A Lady Sang The Same Song, The Feeling Is “she Can’t Mean What She Said”. Men Believe A Woman Would Not Wish To Be Left Alone With A Man As A Sexual Disadvantage To Her. But Men Are Wrong. They Believe That A Woman Is Ashamed Of Her Nakedness So She Tries Harder To Hide Her Body....
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Let Us Take This Trip First Before We Talk. Ted Was Working And Had Some Confectioneries On His Table Which He Leisurely Chewed In Bits As He Worked. Then Came Agnes And On Sighting The Biscuits, She Callously Packed All And Simply Worked Away Eating Them. Ted Was Angry At Such A Behavior. If She Wanted To Take Some, It Would Have Been Modest But Taking All Was Greedy And Heartless. As If Angered By His Anger, She Carelessly Said “how Much Does The Biscuit Cost That You Are Making A Fuss About?” The Issue Is Not Cost But Courtesy. She Is Heartless And Cares Less Because It’s Like A Right. You See, She Is Still Insensitive; A Simple Apology Would Have Solved The Embarrassing Greed....
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The Body Is Like A Community With Different Zones Of Activities. Sometimes There Is Rebellion Somewhere Or One Neighbour Wages War Against A Part. The Government At The Brain Then Sends Signal To Parts Of The Body; Pain, Rise In Temperature And More To Warn. This Warning Then Leads To Taking Drugs. A Drug Acts Like A Law Enforcement Officer When It Gets Through The Cave Of The Mouth Or The Creek Of Blood In The Veins; To The Spot Of Riot And Disorder In The Body. In Its Fury, It Calls For Peace Or Orders A General Arrest Or Actually Starts Shooting The Trouble Makers Or The Suspects....
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First, Who Are You? Who You Are Is Not A Function Of Your Size Or Your Societal Rating. Neither Is Who You Are What You Think You Are. But This Is A Good Starting Point. Who You Are Could Later Be What Historians Think You Are. Presently Who You Are Is More Of A Continuous Personal Discovery. Because People Change, Who You Are Today Was Not What You Were Before Now Or What You’ll Be Later. So You See, You Are Even A Mystery To Yourself. Who You Are Will Not Change If You Look Only At Your Name Or Your Scar....
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Unfortunately, Spoken Ill Words Are Difficult To Call Back. To Eat Your Words Is To Withdraw Such Spoken Words As If To Erase Them From The Memory Of Those That Heard. Such A Desire Is For Making Amends By Acknowledging That Such Words Spoken Without Restraints, Give The Effect Of The Anger Or Misconception. Those Words Live Longer In The Minds Of Those It Was Spoken To. They Are Stabbing Words That Apologies Of A Million Kilograms Barely Could Scratch Out To Be So Forgotten. This Indicates That One Has To Be Discretional With Words....
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Consider These Situations: Someone Has Wronged You But The Person Is Not Aware That He Has Done You Wrong. Another Case: Someone Has Wronged You And Is Aware Of It.again Consider These Situations: You Decide To Forgive The Person Who Is Not Aware He Wronged You By Telling Him You Have Forgiven Him. Otherwise Forgive Him Without Telling Him. Or Supposing By Telling Him You Have Forgiven Him, He Rejects The Forgiving Act As Uncalled For. Since Forgiveness Is Like A Gift Of Love, It Is Better You Pronounce It To Make It Worthy....
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Vanity Is The Priding Of Oneself Of One’s Personal Appearance, Accomplishments, Conceit, Extravagance Or Ostentatious, Folly Or Futility.but People Still Accord Some Acts And Sightings Vanity Even Without Someone Visible Priding Himself. The Influential Factors For This Conclusion Stem From Uninhibited Outlandish Public Displays Or What Is Conceived As Acquisitions Rather Than Trumpeted Accomplishments....
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For The Slightest Headache, Must We Rush To The Hospital? The General Answer Is “no”. You Could Take An Analgesic But If Symptoms Persist (after Two Days) Then You See Your Doctor.this Situation Raises A Question. If You Take Un-prescribed Drugs, Is It Drug Abuse? If It Is, Why Are All Drugs Not Placed On Restriction Like The Harder Narcotics?first Aid Refers To The First Positive Assistance Given In A Life Threatening Situation. And First Aid Could Also Mean The First Positive First Help In Any Challenging Situation Before You See The Professional Or Medical Doctor Or Mechanic. Therefore, An Acute Headache Also Calls For First Aid....
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