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Back to School Project- Sogunle Primary School Ikeja Smiling faces, eager hands, the excitement new no bounds on Monday 26th September 2016, at Sogunle Primary School Ikeja. Some will ask, why are …


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“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Maya Angelou



naturalista in love

I partition the hair on my head into six sections. I comb each section and loosely tie each into a knot. I don’t take my eyes off the mirror in front of me. I pick up my container of leave – in conditioner. Empty. I toss the container behind me in anger. I don’t have time for this. I walk out of the room and go straight to the kitchen. I go through the trash hoping to find an empty plastic bottle. I call out to my brother.

‘Get me either your compass or divider from your math set.’

The  rat does not budge. ‘Please, Tola.’ When he brings to me, I hand him the bottle. ‘Puncture the cover like somebody who has sense o and bring it to my room with a sachet of pure water.’ He distorts his face like someone in pain. I look at him pointedly.

Back in my room, I lay out my oils – Argan, Coconut, Carrot with a hint of lavender, Olive with few drops of Eucalyptus, Castor with a few drops of lemon oil, Jamaican Black Castor oil with a few drops of tea tree oil, my coconut and olive and carrot oil and a mixture of all the oils I have. I settle for the Jamaican black Castor oil and tea tree oil. I put the rest carefully in my kit. I have a brother who is perpetually out to get me. I pour the sachet water into the bottle and cover it. I press the bottle in the middle so that the water spurts into my hair. I apply it per section. I oil each section thoroughly and finally lock the moisture in with my thoroughly whipped ‘aloe veraed’ shea butter. I sub divide each section into four and make tight bantu knots. I baptise the knots with my hair mousse and wear my shower cap. I have four hours to prepare for the date.

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By Tobi Amoo


Hello folks. Hope you are having a great time in your Law office. Please ensure you are polite and show some form of responsibility in your office. Make sure you leave a good lasting impression there, for it maybe the first place you’ll come knocking for a job after your call to bar.

“…I am still a bit confused about what the ethical dilemma is about or how to tackle it. Please could you elaborate a bit further on it?”

The above is one of the similar mails I received with regards to the essay on ethical dilemma. So I will attempt to break it down. As you know, you are required to write two essays – one on law firm management and the other on an ethical dilemma.

The word ‘ethical’ refers to matters of (professional) ethics and rules, while the word ‘dilemma’ refers to a…

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How to overcome the fear of Barphobia



Barphobia -the fear of bar finals

By Tobi Amoo.

This article is only for a set of people. If you’re not concerned you may not bother reading. This is for those who are scared out of their wits about bar finals; those that have given up or about to give up on the bar final exams. So if you’re very confident about your preparation and capability to ace the bar finals, you may exit your browser now.

Let me lay a very important foundation here: There is no person who has gone through the NLS that was never scared at one point or the other. Just ask around. So if you’re scared, you’re not weird. But you can overcome it!

Here are some tips I believe will help you win the war against that monster called ‘Fear’.

  1. Be interested

I know some of you were coerced, pressurized or enticed to…

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