Judgement

There on a table sitteth with God Asking him questions to all my desire Seeking his response as I thought I deserve A response, which to me included sorry A response which to me should make him wrong Admitting he let me down Down, as humans do But there he sat, Waiting to first calm my spirit to listen To […]

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Justice: The need for public defenders in Nigeria.

Originally posted on Sisyphean Minds :
To say that our prisons are overcrowded is an understatement. To say that our judicial system is slow in passing judgments is also an understatement. People in our prisons are mostly incarcerated or allegedly staying longer than they should. The problem of delayed (or denied) justice, overcrowded prisons and means for a way out has been constantly discussed with little progress to show. This is because the question of how our citizens got into prisons rather than why they’re in there has not been properly asked. Why they should be in prisons is suppose to be asked and answered before they go in, not while they’re there. When the question of how victims of our justice system got there, incarcerated or otherwise; the dire need for public defenders will become obvious. Wikipedia defines a public defender as a lawyer appointed to represent people who cannot afford to hire an attorney. In Brazil, it constitution uniquely made provision for a public defender’s office at both state and federal levels. The office admits public defenders through civil service examination. In most parts the UK, public defenders service offices directly employ lawyers through the legal aid agency to provide advice in police stations and representations in courts. In the US, legal counsel is provided for those who can’t afford private attorneys through the public defender’s office. Countries like Germany, Singapore, Hungary, France, etcetera, provide some form of legal…

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#LTF2017 – Open Call

Apart from books, the next love of my life of all time has got to be theatre and that is why I am taking this time out to announce that the Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) which is the largest performing arts festival in Nigeria and indeed West Africa and founded by British Council in 2013 as part of its ambitions of fostering exchange and collaboration between Nigerian and British artists through the presentation of high-quality Nigerian and British theatre is…*takes deep breath… is gearing up for its 2017 theme which  is ‘Rhythm of the City’ and the festival will run from Tuesday 28 February – 05 March 2017 in various venues around Lagos with two festival hubs, one each on the island and mainland. To apply for our playwriting competition, click here. To present work as part of the fringe festival, please click here. To register to receive updates and more information on how to participate in the festival, click here. or if you are like me, click here for more information. Lol Culled from Arts and Culture Trust website.

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No more

Originally posted on Msorija:
I have had it!!! No more will I ration my portion of food because he says I’m gaining some weight, No more will I look at the fat content in any product before buying it, just because he says he wants me to have a flat tummy, No more will I wake up at 6am everyday to exercise  just because I’m scared he’ll stare at his secretary all day, No more will I stop my cravings for that pizza from pizza hut, just because I want to keep him, No more will I keep “googling” for tips on how to get slimmer, just because he says so. I’ll not make myself suffer because of you anymore, while you never look the content of what you eat and eat as though the world was ending, You wake up and go about your business with your pot belly, You have all your cravings because you feel it’s a man’s world, You always Google tips on how to get your secretary to bed with you. You saw my mum right? That’s what a real woman looks like, and I know some day I’ll look like that, But if you feel you need me to be like a skinny girl that resents food to be with me, then please get out of here, I love my body the way it is and I’ll meet that guy that loves my body the…

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As We Lay

Originally posted on DaValz Code:
ValzCognition: As we lay entangled playing games of the consented Moulding clay and hiding the sausage, damn you farted Rhythmic contractions, heart beating, veins in temple throbbing Breath in, breath out Position, position, position As we lay, motion comes to play Hard on soft, embrace and surrender An opus of groans and moans, in tune…

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