The Read and Think Initiative in Perspective

Read and Think Initiative is a non-for-profit organization that is committed to promoting literacy and career awareness by sensitizing, enlightening, re-orientating and motivating students in order to build resourceful students and quality manpower for the advancement of our society. Through the instrumentation of a systematic survey, we have been able to recognize the dilemma faced…

PROCEDURAL DEFECTS THAT CAN HAVE YOUR CASE THROWN OUT OF COURT

How does one commence proceedings against another in the court of law? Have you ever stopped to ask? Oh yeah, everyone easily threatens, I will sue you! I will sue you! But how do you commence the suing process? Especially against government corporations and agencies. Let’s talk about that today. Note that proceedings here refer…

OGUN OMODE

Because lovers turn strangers And friends turn foes Because age builds a fence  And distance makes a difference, And because life happens Ogun omode o le s’ere f’ogun odun Twenty kids don’t play for twenty years

3 Haikus (Dawn, Similitude, Speechless)

1 Cock-a-doodle-doo! The moon thins into sunrise A brand new day! 2 Yeeh! Egungun!* She clung tight to her mother. No dear, Spiderman. 3 Gbi! Gbi! Gbi! Gbi! Gbi! His heart raced. Then she appeared. And his voice left him. *Egungun is the Yoruba term for Masquerade

DETERMINATION OF FAMILY LAND UNDER THE CUSTOMARY LAW SYSTEM

Hallos! Remember I talked about the creation of family land under the customary law system here https://oluwapelumimojolaoluwalivingstone.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/legal-creation-of-family-land-under-customary-land-tenure-system/, well let’s talk about the determination of same under the customary land tenure system today. To cut to the chase, the occurrence of any of the following events determines family property. ABSOLUTE TRANSFER Absolute transfer of family property…

Ask Me About Good Food – Sisi Pelebe

Hallos. So I’ve been meaning to try out this childhood treat on my own for a while. It’s called Sisi Pelebe by the way. I combined and redefined an online recipe and mama’s recipe to achieve this. For the fun of it, Sisi Pelebe translates to ‘slender lady’ but hey this is no human, this…

HANGMAN

Whenever I remember that saying that he who lives in glass should throw no stones, I remember my fight with Ego. First things first, Ego and I had a long standing feud, one that started about three years ago when Nkiru had Lotanna, my granddaughter. Ego had taken it upon herself to inform everyone who…

ONE NO TOO MANY

Tade woke up that fateful morning with a headache, a searing headache. He rolled over and glanced at the alarm clock that had woken him. Eleven fifty-five. He jumped up with a start and fell back with the same simultaneity. He held his head against the pain as he slowly recollected the event of the…

POETIC JUSTICE

She did all the loving she could And then she left He did all the hating he could And then he wept Hated; she left Left; he wept.

Book Review – Allah Is Not Obliged

TITLE OF BOOK: Allah is Not Obliged AUTHOR: Ahmadou Kourouma COUNTRY PUBLISHED: Great Britain PUBLISHER:  Vintage ISBN: 978-0-099-43392-7 YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2007 NUMBER OF PAGES: 215 TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH BY: Frank Wynne BOOK REVIEWER: Mof’Oluwawo O MojolaOluwa “I was flicking through the dictionaries that I’d just inherited… That’s when this brilliant idea popped into my…

Ask Me About Good Food – Homemade Wheat Cake

Yippee! Hallos! New recipe! Yay! And did I hear you ask how easy it is? Uber! I’ll call it my quick fix home made wheat cake. Believe me you can have this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s not only nutritious but filling too. INGREDIENTS Butter Sugar Vegetable Oil Egg Milk Flavour Baking Powder Sifted…

YELLOW – YELLOW (A REVIEW)

TITLE OF BOOK: Yellow-Yellow AUTHOR: Kaine Agary COUNTRY PUBLISHED: Nigeria PUBLISHER:  Dtalkshop ISBN: 978-070-833-2 YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2006 NUMBER OF PAGES: 179 BOOK REVIEWER: Mof’Oluwawo O MojolaOluwa Zilayefa, a young girl of mixed parentage battles with social, economic and environmental factors on her journey to self discovery. She has to make several choices, most of…