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FIX ME

Here I am crouched down ,on the floor of my kitchen picking up the pieces of the ceramic plates I was given by my mother on my wedding day. I look down at the smashed pieces and know they can never fit into place or be as beautiful as they were ,even if I try to piece them back with the strongest adhesives.

 The china plates are forever smashed and broken like my soul. I wander away in my thoughts only to feel warm liquid spill down my fingertips…I then realized I cut myself,I become mesmerized by the color and shade of my blood and how accustomed I have become to seeing it flow. I bring out my dairy from the kitchen drawers  I keep them in and record this cut but instead of putting my entry under its  usual header ,I record it as self inflicted cause this one hasn’t been caused by Tunji . Tunji ,the  only love of my life,who paints a picture of our beautiful illusion of what we call a marriage on social media.

Last week I was his woman crush Wednesday (WCW). I saw it on Instagram with my fist covered black eye. My husband even put in efforts into the post and captioned it …”to my Olamide…God created you for me..#wcw…”

I couldn’t help but smile through the pain ,of course I was created for you Tunji,I perfectly know when he needs  to  punch my face, I know when I have to run to safety but most importantly I know about the beautiful strength of makeup and how it can help conceal the biggest scars ,you cannot be the wife of Mr CEO and be spotting a black eye at a red carpet event…No totally unacceptable!!

Tunji came at a time he was really needed , my mother hooked us up,her daughter needed a big man husband and Mr CEO needed a beautiful trophy wife. I never really learnt to take a stand in life ,if mother said yes, I echoed it. Two months ,two dirty slaps and some nasty bruises after meeting Tunji, he just walks into my home to inform me that we are getting married and my mother and him already picked a date for the wedding .Tunji always being the social media savvy guru ,planned a social media worthy proposal with the lights ,roses ,picked out my dress for it and made me take pictures of my ring to post online. The Abiola’s  deserved a  “Bellanaija ” wedding with all the pomp and pageantry and we got it. We drank and danced to our union . I never knew I drank to my slavery.

Two years with him ,I know what days I get a fist ,a kick or plates tossed at me. However,i have a diary where I have learnt to actually use my voice to express my scars and pains . I need a haven to record my miscarriages and fractures. This diary is my record of the “Joys of marriage“. In the  words of my mother “a woman is nothing without her husband “and my experience is what makes my marriage what it is.

So yes ,like my Ceramic plates I am broken,smashed and beyond repair . Just waiting for the day a punch would lead to my final moments of pain and grant me eternal rest. On that  day I hope my diary gives me a lemonade worthy voice .

Written By Dolapo Omotoso

Published By Great Opara

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2017 in Barely Legal

 

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Contemplating Suicide; by Mayowa Folami

Anna.

Anna knew it was time to ask for help, she had waited and endured so long but her spirit was wavering and she reached the point where she couldn’t fight no more.

She sat on her fake leopard print fur rug staring at her marble table. She was disoriented, she kept staring at the items on the table, a sharp bread knife, a liquid insecticide and a plastic of pills. Just an hour ago, she was going to take the high road and choose death but then even though every bone in her body told her to do it, that they were too tired to live, there was Anna…to her, death was not an option but she found herself contemplating it.

She laughed but it sounded more like tears, she had suffered too much to die by the hands of a bread knife, how ironical; that what was used to feed her would kill her. Then she took the insecticide,
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THE NOVELTY MATCH

The traditional curtain raiser in the sports calendar of the faculty of law between the faculty team and the year 1(freshers) and an opportunity for the sports secretary to impress. This match took place on Friday 22nd January 2016. The Result from last year was 2:1 in favor of the faculty team.
The lineups for both team were Faculty team: Bishop,Deola, Segun,Macho, Aloma, Ore,ID, Yemi Adebo, Russell, Seyi Law, Jide. Substitutes: Ivan, Samba, Kay, Varlo, Cabo, Dormo. Coach: Quasim
The Lineup for the freshers: Ugbah, Apilaka Peace, Damola, Nelson, Khalil, Omio, Semilore, Adrian, Daniel, Efe, Ayo. Substitutes: N/A  Coach: N/A

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Financial Statement… #RESURGENCE

The Executives of the LSS 2015/16 administration tagged “Team Resurgence” in its quest and in the spirit of accountability wishes to make known to members of the students body, especially those with misconceptions, the state of finances of the society as at the beginning of the administration.

DEBTS:
Eko Hotel –  #2,500,000
(Paid: Mr Mike – #2,000,000.  LSS: #500,000)

Cocktail debt from Law dinner – #150,000

Lex Observer – #120,000

Face of Law – #15,000 and phone

Law dinner after party venue – #30,000

#Resurgence

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2016 in Barely Legal

 

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COURSE REGISTRATION!

COURSE REGISTRATION!

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Its one day to the deadline for course registration.  Obedience is better than sacrifice.  Kindly obey this instruction so as not to sacrifice your semester. Register now even if only your core courses and edit later. No extension of the deadline and no excuses will be entertained.

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Posted by on January 30, 2016 in Barely Legal

 

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Law Student Style Swap: From Corporate to Casual

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Happy new year guys welcome to 2016.

Now I can finally relate to every law student struggle. This white and black thing is no joke, I had a hard time shopping this holiday and trying to find something that suits my style. Unlike most people I’m not going with the norms, wearing a white skirt and black skirt with flats or sandals. Sometimes you got to switch up your style, add more colour to your life be it in your accessories or hand bag or footwear.

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So try swapping your shoes for sneakers I know I know I can almost hear some voices in my head saying “You are prestigious law students you need to dress properly to avoid embarrassment”. All I’m saying is trying adding a bit casual to that corporate look.

After a stressful day in class you can always do a one minute swap with your outfit without changing or pulling off anything and then you will see wearing white and black isn’t so bad. This look could take you out with friends without feeling out of place.

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For more check out my personal blog http://www.yourclosetgirl.com and follow me on instagram @makeupbyziza I wish you guys a wonderful year ahead.

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How to Manage Nigeria’s Resources for Inclusive Growth and National Development by Akindele Olabode

Introduction

Every country in the world strive towards growth and development, even the so called advanced or developed countries still work assiduously to ensure that they do not remain in the same point. This is done so they can move ahead of their equally ever-aspiring counterparts. This is the reason why you see competitions among America, china, Russia, Britain, Germany and all other developed countries, to mention but a few. All these are actions towards attaining economic growth and sustainable national development. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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