Have you read The Blackness of Eru yet?
Ngunan Ioron Aloho is a social activist, an educator, an entrepreneur, a writer, a YALI Fellow, and so much more. Ngunan has fought and sacrificed a lot as a social activist, defending and helping child marriage victims. In the Blackness of Eru, Ngunan will take you on a sad but short journey to witness the life of a young girl who suffers the pain and burdens of early child birth in which she is not prepared for.
We, at Blankpaperz are very proud of Ngunan for using words to tell stories that matter the most.
For some reason I believe that Nigeria can be better than our dreams. Maybe I’m young and naïve or I’m just idealistic but I believe we can get things right in this country not by trading blames or philosophizing but by taking action.
I’m Nwokoma Chimgozirim and I hope to make you resist the status quo one article at a time.
Africa can’t be Africa if the effectiveness of the youth can’t be seen! Let’s forget about Africa progressing if the youth are not willing to change for the better!
Take Africa to be a CAR, the youth is the ENGINE!
Take Africa to be a COMPUTER, the youth is the CPU! But hold on…
The better the engine, the more durable the car!
The better the CPU, the better the performance!
The youth, the most energetic with the most developed minds! That’s why the youth is AFRICA’S engine.
But the YOUTH have still remained AFRICA’S PROBLEM.
For it was also said “there’s enough for everyone’s need but not for everyone’s greed”, the act of greediness in our society has helped in promoting bribery and corruption. Not only has it promoted bribery and corruption, it has also been the reason for the failure of many talented young Africans! When I say the failure of many young Africans, I mean not to say it’s the fault of theirs, no! But it is as a result of their supposed positions (in education or employment opportunities) being given to others.
It’s a pity! It’s devastating to see the Careers of these young talented Africans come to a halt because they refused to indulge in bribery and corruption. In fact, it’s heart attacking!
Let’s join hands together to bring bribery and corruption to an end in order to solve the problem of the day.
Arise Africa, arise Ghana.
I’m Abdulai Halidu popularly know as ABC.
Balkisu Abdullahi is my name but am nick named Queen B, I am an indigene of Sokoto living at Arkilla
Area Sokoto State. I am a student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) majoring in BSC.ED in
As the treasurer of Illela Local Government Association, I Coordinate and organize Quiz and Debate competitions together with the association members to encourage school drop-outs in Illela Community to resume back to school.
I need feminism because I’m tired of hearing pastors and bishops telling women that they are irresponsible for been single at 35 years old
I need feminism because I hate it when my president thinks a woman’s place lies in the kitchen.
I need feminism because my worth and esteem as a human is not and can never be tied to my MASCULINITY
I need feminism because I hate it when the male gender makes choices for the female gender
I need feminism because emotion doesn’t ask or care about your gender
I need feminism because I don’t want to find an excuse to justify rape
Why do you need feminism?
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