Tagged ‘BN Hot Topic’

BN Hot Topic: Analyzing The Elements of Sexual Abuse

BN Hot Topic: Analyzing The Elements of Sexual Abuse

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Last week, I was privy to a discussion about sexual relations between secondary school students and teachers. One of the guys had mentioned that during his NYSC days, he had been posted to a school in Northern Nigeria. He recounted…

BN Hot Topic: Overworked & Underpaid? Taking Domestic Help Abroad

BN Hot Topic: Overworked & Underpaid? Taking Domestic Help Abroad

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

You’re away from your home country abroad. Your children are young, you want them to speak their language and ‘know their culture’, so you take your nanny with you on a short holiday. Or maybe you ask your people… to

BN Hot Topic: Would You Date/Marry Someone Who Has a Child?

BN Hot Topic: Would You Date/Marry Someone Who Has a Child?

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Some time in the early 90s, one of my cousins got pregnant while she was in Yaba Tech. From my young eyes, it must have been a very serious issue because my relatives started arriving from Ogbomosho. There were plenty…

BN Hot Topic: When Do You Take the Matrimonial Red Flag Seriously?

BN Hot Topic: When Do You Take the Matrimonial Red Flag Seriously?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

One of the reasons why people advocate for the performance of the marriage rites under traditional law and customs is to ensure that all crucial family members are aware of the union and their consent is sought. According to the…

BN Hot Topic: Would You Send A Sexy Social Media Gift to Le Boo?

BN Hot Topic: Would You Send A Sexy Social Media Gift to Le Boo?

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Happy Friday!
Hope you’re seen our wedding of the day: {click here} if you haven’t!
Thanks so much for your participation on our 1st BN Weddings Hot Topic …earlier this week on {domestic violence}. Reading all the comments was equal

BN Weddings Hot Topic: If Your Husband Slaps You A Few Weeks After The Wedding – Will You Stay Or Leave?

BN Weddings Hot Topic: If Your Husband Slaps You A Few Weeks After The Wedding – Will You Stay Or Leave?

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Happy Sallah! Hope you’re enjoying with your loved ones! Today we’ll like to ask you a serious question – one that happens often, but it often swept under the rug.
“If your husband slaps you a few weeks after the…

BN Hot Topic: What Can We Do About the ASUU Strike?

BN Hot Topic: What Can We Do About the ASUU Strike?

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

About 3 months ago a friend of mine lamented about the fact that her salary had not been paid for months and she was going to leave because she was frustrated. It wasn’t the first time I had heard it…

BN Hot Topic: She Smokes a Cigarette & He Loves his Tattoos! Who Determines What is Socially Acceptable?

BN Hot Topic: She Smokes a Cigarette & He Loves his Tattoos! Who Determines What is Socially Acceptable?

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

There’s something to be said about social conditioning. The young human mind is very impressionable and malleable and as such parents and guardians try very hard to mold the child into the desired form from a very early age.  Guided…

BN Hot Topic: How Intense Should Your Hustle Be?

BN Hot Topic: How Intense Should Your Hustle Be?

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

A few years ago, I was dragged to church in England by a friend who was tired of having me remain indoors every Sunday. Not the biggest fan of organized religion, I sat through the service anxious for it to…

BN Hot Topic: Lots of Sex & Then Suddenly, No Sex! What Do You Do?

BN Hot Topic: Lots of Sex & Then Suddenly, No Sex! What Do You Do?

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

In light of all the media hoopla about sex scandals, I’ve been reading a lot about restitution and forgiveness and some words that have been thrown around recently. I read that if you’re a “sinner” – (please note that I…

BN Hot Topic: Will the Truth REALLY Set You Free?

BN Hot Topic: Will the Truth REALLY Set You Free?

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

A few years ago, my friend was about to get married to her boyfriend of 7 years and she found out that he was a prolific cheat. She was distressed but not just because of the impending wedding, but because…

BN Hot Topic: It’s Nothing, We’re Just Friends on Twitter

BN Hot Topic: It’s Nothing, We’re Just Friends on Twitter

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Was it 13 years ago that the world was buzzing with the “Y2K” expression? A whole 13 years! Where did the time go? From “tapping” Nitel lines, to trying to decide whether one should get a Samsung TruI or a…

BN Hot Topic: Should ‘Just Manage’ Be on Our Coat of Arms?

BN Hot Topic: Should ‘Just Manage’ Be on Our Coat of Arms?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Yesterday, evening while on my regular Twitter patrol, I stumbled upon some tweets about Arik Air.
How does an airline keep people at the airport from 9pm till 7am? Arik Air should not be flying international routes.
— Akin (@AO1379)…

BN Hot Topic: Getting Behind the Wheels! Luxury or Neccessity?

BN Hot Topic: Getting Behind the Wheels! Luxury or Neccessity?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

There’s a popular Lagos story about a woman who had been abandoned on the 3rd Mainland bridge by her driver. According to the gist, the woman and her driver had gotten into this extensive row on how he was driving…

BN Hot Topic: Does Violence Run in Africa? Or is it Just Us?

BN Hot Topic: Does Violence Run in Africa? Or is it Just Us?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

In the past few days, social media has been buzzing with the talk of the video of the show of shame at the Rivers State House of Assembly. I watched the video here at the office and I was sad.…

BN Hot Topic: When Does Charity Become a Burden?

BN Hot Topic: When Does Charity Become a Burden?

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Last week, one of the drivers, Mr. J, came upstairs to our office to share envelopes for raising funds for his church. As he got to one of the desks and shoved the envelope in my colleague’s direction. He shook …

BN Hot Topic: Strike Or Stop Working – How Do You Enforce Payment of Salaries?

BN Hot Topic: Strike Or Stop Working – How Do You Enforce Payment of Salaries?

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Earlier on in the week on my way to work, I was listening to the news headlines on the radio and there was a report of a proposed strike action by the doctors in Lagos State. It was the same…

BN Hot Topic: The Only Thing He Should be “Prospecting” at 35 is an Oil Well

BN Hot Topic: The Only Thing He Should be “Prospecting” at 35 is an Oil Well

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

For the past 5 days, I’ve had Mo’Cheddah’s “No Be Money” playing on repeat in the car because I think the guys at Knight House deserve a special award for the instrumentals on that track. You should listen to that…

BN Hot Topic: Abeg Pay Me My Money!

BN Hot Topic: Abeg Pay Me My Money!

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Money is such a touchy subject to talk about. Whether it is the earning, spending or lending of it, it is never a walk in the park. Okay, maybe the spending is not that difficult actually but you get my…

BN Hot Topic: Having Kids… With or Without a Man

BN Hot Topic: Having Kids… With or Without a Man

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

My friend, Mo, asked me to come and rescue him from what he called an “irritating situation”. I was to show up in exactly 2 and half minutes and ask him to come and buy Sharwarma… for me; that way

BN Hot Topic: Scoring Our Mid Term Papers

BN Hot Topic: Scoring Our Mid Term Papers

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Appraisal time at work is usually looked forward to with a certain sense of apprehension, especially with the prospect of pay increase and or promotion hanging in the balance. So you work extra hard in the months leading to the…

BN Hot Topic: Would You Remove That Body Part to Save Your Life?

BN Hot Topic: Would You Remove That Body Part to Save Your Life?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Last week, the news of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy filled the media. Angelina is one actress who smokes up the screen with her sex appeal and when I heard she had the surgery my interest was piqued as to what…

BN Hot Topic: Get Me Out of Here!

BN Hot Topic: Get Me Out of Here!

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

In the past week I’ve been obsessed with getting curls into my hair. After watching almost 3o YouTube videos on products and Bantu knots and twists, I can categorically say that I am an expert in this part of hair…

BN Hot Topic: To Splurge or Not! How Much Should be Spent on a Child’s 1st Birthday?

BN Hot Topic: To Splurge or Not! How Much Should be Spent on a Child’s 1st Birthday?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

A few months ago, the matter of Nigeria’s centennial celebration was being discussed seriously by the legislative arm of the government.  I remember vividly that when asked to justify how much was allocated for the celebration, a legislator said “After…

BN Hot Topic: Your Ex, Her Next! What is the Position of the Mutual Friend?

BN Hot Topic: Your Ex, Her Next! What is the Position of the Mutual Friend?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Very few things in life leave me perplexed. Having been forced to grow up quickly, I take a lot of things in my stride. Nothing is really new under the sun- just the perspective with which you view it. So,…