Wednesday 28 November 2012

Male Interviews: Opinon 2

Hello Blogworld,
  This is the continuation of my previous post on male perspectives of relationships. If any guys want to participate, I would love to hear from you so send me an email. 

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Tell me what does a man look for in a girlfriend and how does it differ 4rm what he looks for in a wife?
Basically the same thing, I don't go into a relationship if there is no future in it. We're better off being mutually beneficial if we can't date.

2) Is there a marriage age for a guy and if so what is it?
LOL! I would say 27 to 30, different folks, different strokes though. But 27 seems ideal to me.

3)How do/did you know your babe is the one?
I don't believe it is possible to know the one instantly, there are so many sides to a person that you have to learn to accommodate and at times tolerate, most of which take time. So the concept of "the one" is not really logical.

4)What are your views on divorce
I don't want to knock those who go through it, but its not something I support, divorce damages the fabric of society and has a lot of ripple effects. So I'd insist on 110% commitment to be sure my relationship is a life time venture.

Why do you think divorce is more common these days and in especially in younger couples?
I think its because a lot of people rush into things they are not ready for and end up rushing out. The more people get divorced, the more excuses others have to do so.

6) Do you think your parent’s marriage or divorce influences your decisions in picking your wife or your marriage?
Definitely, you can see their problems, mistakes and successes firsthand, which is always an ideal learning experience.

7) Do you think women are less tolerant nowadays or men are less resistant to change?
Well, it goes both ways really. There is the need for tolerance and change on both parts, so I would have to say yes.


1) Tell me what does a man look for in a girlfriend and how does it differ 4rm what he looks for in a wife?
 -Gf: pretty face, good body, good sex; I make sure my gf has the wife qualities though so that I am not wasting my time.

Wife: prayerful, home-maker characteristics, mother traits, not troublesome/feisty, etc

 2) Is there a marriage age for a guy and if so what is it?
For me there isn't. I always thought I'd get married at 30/32 but now that I am in a serious relationship I feel like I can get married in as little as two years, provided I'm comfortable and independent and able to maintain a home. Especially because my girlfriend and I are within the same age range.

3)How did/do you know your babe is the one?
I think it's instinctive and subjective.

4) What are your views on divorce
Ideally, I would never like to divorce. I would rather seek alternative ways of resolving any disputes, especially after we have had kids together.

Why do you think divorce is more common these days and especially in younger couples?
I think our moral values have lowered a lot, sadly.

6) Do you think your parent’s marriage or divorce influences your decisions in picking your wife or your marriage? 
Yes, certainly. Luckily my parents have a strong marriage so I watch them. From the way they relate to each other I have an idea which of their traits I would pick and which I wouldn't; as well as which of their parenting skills I agree with and which I do not.

7) So do you think women are less tolerant nowadays or men are less resistant to change?
I'm not sure I have an answer to that



1)       Tell me what does a man look for in a girlfriend and how does it differ 4rm what he looks for in a wife?
Girlfriend = Fun and Adventure. Wife = Companionship and Support.

 2) Is there a marriage age for a guy and if so what is it?
No marriage age but many would say preferably before 30

3)How did/do you know your babe is the one?
 I don't have a girlfriend so cannot answer that.

 4)What are your views on divorce?
 Till death do us part. Unless there is domestic violence, I'll actively support anyone being abused by a spouse to leave that relationship. 

Why do you think divorce is more common these days and especially in younger couples?
 I think people rush into marriage these days and rush out almost immediately. Either they went in for the wrong reasons or they are just not patient enough to work through tough times.

6) Do you think your parents marriage or divorce influences your decisions in picking your wife or your marriage?
 Absolutely. My parents are still together so I want to make sure I find someone who will stick with me through thick and thin and vice versa. It's a hard task these days. 

 7) So do you think women are less tolerant nowadays or men are less resistant to change?
 I think the relationship you find yourself in will dictate the answer to this question. I however also think that tolerance is not the forte of many women in Nigerian society today.

I've got a couple of more coming up, so stay tuned!
Miss B

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Male Interviews: Opinion 1

Hello blog world,
A friend of mine told me about a recently divorced couple in Lagos, both under 30 and it really got me curious. It seems everyday people are getting married but an equal amount are breaking up. But you do not post pictures of the divorce on Bella or BBM. A bunch of my guy friends have been getting married or are engaged and it occurred to me that that there were some questions I had always wanted to know. So I interviewed an array of them from varied backgrounds to ask questions that we really need to know.
I will put up a different person's everyday so please comment and let me know what you think or if you want to participate.

Here is my 30 year cousin who recently got married.

1) Tell me what does a man look for in a girlfriend and how does it differ 4rm what he looks for in a wife?

A girlfriend is someone you date and get to know, someone you have fun with spend time with and don't really have any serious commitment or ties to. It differs from a wife because you future is shared with a wife, your goals, dreams and aspirations both personally and professionally. Your wife is your best friend and the one who will pick you up when you are down.

2) Is there a marriage age for a guy and if so what is it?

Personally there should be no marriage age for anyone, Marriage age is a fabrication of society as is weight and style. The only thing that matters is when you and your partner are ready. The only catch is children. I decide to marry before 30 so I could have children early and be in a good age range with them as they get older.

3)How did/do you know your babe is the one?

You are never sure someone is "the one" you have to trust your gut and go with what god says. Many people say they fell like they married their soul mate, well what about the others that didn't and are still happy.

4)What are your views on divorce?

Divorce happens, there is no doubt about it sometimes two people were never meant to be, or they grow apart. It unfortunately is something that happens, however I think people use it as their crutch.

5)Why do you think divorce is alot more common today especially in younger people?

The reason for this is divorce is the greatest excuse to quit something. People today are more educated and less patient and would rather walk away due to foolish pride than stay and fight. Love is dead and pride and individualism killed it. When people are so sure that after 3 months a divorce is the ideal thing to do, how can anything last. The media has also glorified divorce, look around at the rate of celebrity divorce that is show to us, nobody ever explains what really happened or if they tried to work on it, they just state the divorce is final. It is simple people would rather quit than to fight hard for something, what does it say about society?

6) do you think your parents marriage or divorce influences your decisions in picking your wife or your marriage?

Yes it absolutely does, everyone wants a life better than their parents, so if you come from a divorce home or a successful home you will always want better (not to be divorced and a better marriage). Nothing is perfect but your decisions and influences are based on your experiences.

7) So dya think women are less tolerant nowadays or men are less resistant to change?

I think both. Woman today want the glamour and worship bestowed upon them like their mothers but don't want to do the work like their mothers did, and men want a woman who is obedient and submissive, but won't treat her well enough when she is. Society is absolutely backwards, Woman are quick to run and try to do it themselves and men are quick to push them out the door as there are more options.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.
Miss B

Thursday 8 November 2012

The Law School Clearance Nightmare

Hello blogworld,
     I had to write this post out of fraustration so forgive me if I sound a little harsh. Passing through any Nigerian institution or NYSC always starts with 'registration' and ends with 'clearance'. Online registration is usually used at some stage but this never aids the process. For Law school, I had to go through 'clearance' last week and it was an increadibly long, fraustrating and tiring process. Part of what makes it so fraustrating is the fact that it could actually be so so simple.

The first step involves paying N30,000 as 'Call to Bar Fees' to a Zenith account and then N2000 to a GTB account as your 'Practising Fee'. For those that do not know, banks in Nigeria tend to be a nightmare with queues, so it is advisable to do this a day before your actual clearance date. Alot of the bank staff usually have no clue what you are talking about, and have to ask a supervisor or find the special teller from someone else. A friend of mine went into a GTB and was told that they had run out of the special tellers and had to try another branch. GTB branches are not exactly at every corner.

The next step involves every single Nigerian Law School student travelling to Bwari to submit the required documentation. This includes people who have been in various campuses across the country and have never been to Bwari. On my way to school we spotted a girl on a bike around Dutse heading to law school and gave her a ride. She was from Enugu campus and had never been to Bwari before. She had come on an overnight bus the day before. The journey from Dutse to Bwari on a bike is really not one that I would recommend as even in a car, it is a stretch. I really cannot understand why everyone cannot undergo their clearance in their various campuses.
In a country where transportation is so unsafe, how inconsiderate is it to expect people to travel all the way to Bwari to submit pieces of paper that are eventually thrown on the floor? Better yet, how about the whole process is done online, and no one has to leave their homes?

Once you get to Bwari, you have to go from one ridiculous queue to another, in the boiling heat, in order to submit the bank teller, your printed result (which they already have pasted on a wall), your transcript (which they also already have on record) and your assesments from attachment (which they gave you in the first place).

The next stage involves getting your certificate. You would think this would be easy, but mine was no where to be found. A number of people had their names mispelt or had the wrong grade printed on it. I was being sent from one office to the other in order to search for mine, but it was eventually concluded that it must have been an oversight and I would have to return the next day to get another one. Lucky for me I stay in Abuja, but a number of people flew into Abuja in the morning and had flights booked to return on the same day. With not so much as an apology, I was sent home to continue the process the next day.

On my way to school the next day in an unmarked taxi, we were stopped by 'Bwari Area Council Local Government Tax Force' not once, but twice, as cabs from town were not allowed to come into Bwari without paying some toll. We had to fork out N3000 in order for us to continue.

After getting the certificate, the next step is to go to the Supreme Court which is in the heart of town, to get it stamped, and then bring it back to Bwari to exchange it for your invite to the Call to Bar Ceremony. The process is just as ridiculous as it sounds, and most people have to get it done in a day.

There is no consideration for the cost of transportation for people to go back and forth three times in one day. The road to Bwari is not exactly great. This is an example of my friend Tonye's cost of Clearance:

Return flight to Abuja from Port-Harcourt: 30,000
Change of flight- (as she finished too late to make her flight)- 3000
Taxi from airport to Bwari- 5,500
Taxi to Supreme Court, Bwari and back into town- 6000
Hotel for the night- 7000


The man writing reciepts as the Supreme Court boasted about how he had been doing this for over 10 years. After 10 years, has no one thought that there surely has to be  an easier way to get it done?

Well if no one has, then I have.

Dear Director General of Nigerian Law School,
Head of Student Affairs,
Anyone else in charge of this process.

I hope you are doing well. I hope you enjoy my blog posts from time to time. I have come up with a very simple solution to make the 'clearance' process much easier.

You do not need a 'clearance' process.

All the documentation you require us to submit are already in your posession from registration. Our court and chamber attachment slips are given to us to submit at this time. How about you do not give it to us at all as when we bring them back, they all end up in the trash. Make a note of those who did not successfully complete the attachment process and let everyone else continue to the next step.

The bank will be able to provide you with a code system, as is done with our fees, which can be entered into an online portal to ensure that call to bar fees are paid before hand. We do not need to enter flights, buses and bikes in order to submit a bank teller. This is the 2012 afterall.

The invites can ge given out on the day of the call. It just requires a little organisation, which I know you are not great with, but really this system is not sustainable.

I hope my suggestions will be considered before someone gets injured trying to go for 'Clearance', only to travel for Call to Bar 2 weeks later.

Many Thanks
Miss B

Tuesday 2 October 2012

How to Worship the Nigerian God By ELNATHAN JOHN

I saw this on and I loved it. I could not have said it better myself. Everyone knows I have a problem with the way we practice religion in Nigeria. Enjoy:

The Nigerian god is one. It may have many different manifestations, but it is essentially different sides of the same coin. Sometimes, adherents of the different sides may fight and kill each other. But Nigerians essentially follow the Nigerian god.
This article is for all those who want to become better worshippers. If you are a new or prospective convert, God will bless you for choosing the Nigerian god. This is just how you must worship him.
First, you must understand that being a worshipper has nothing to do with character, good works or righteousness. So the fact that you choose to open every meeting with multiple prayers does not mean that you intend to do what is right. The opening prayer is important. Nothing can work without it. If you are gathered to discuss how to inflate contracts, begin with an opening prayer or two. If you are gathered to discuss how to rig elections, begin with a prayer. The Nigerian god appreciates communication.
When you sneak away from your wife to call your girlfriend in the bathroom, and she asks if you will come this weekend, you must say—in addition to “Yes”—“By God’s grace” or “God willing”. It doesn’t matter the language you use. Just add it. The Nigerian god likes to be consulted before you do anything, including a trip to Obudu to see your lover.
When worshipping the Nigerian god, be loud. No, the Nigerian god is not hard of hearing. It is just that he appreciates your loud fervour, like he appreciates loud raucous music. The Nigerian god doesn’t care if you have neighbours and neither should you. When you are worshipping in your house, make sure the neighbours can’t sleep. Use loud speakers even if you are only two in the building. Anyone who complains must be evil. God will judge such a person.
Attribute everything to the Nigerian god. So, if you diverted funds from public projects and are able to afford that Phantom, when people say you have a nice car, say, “Na God”. If someone asks what the secret of all your wealth is, say, “God has been good to me”. By this you mean the Nigerian god who gave you the uncommon wisdom to re-appropriate public funds.
Consult the Nigerian god when you don’t feel like working. The Nigerian god understands that we live in a harsh climate where it is hard to do any real work. So, if you have no clue how to be in charge and things start collapsing, ask people to pray to God and ask for his intervention.
The Nigerian god loves elections and politics. When you have bribed people to get the Party nomination, used thugs to steal and stuff ballot boxes, intimidated people into either sitting at home or voting for you, lied about everything from your assets to your age, and you eventually, (through God’s grace), win the elections, you must begin by declaring that your success is the wish of God and that the other candidate should accept this will of God. It is not your fault whom the Nigerian god chooses to reward with political success. How can mere mortals complain?
The Nigerian god does not tolerate disrespect. If someone insults your religion, you must look for anyone like them and kill them. Doesn’t matter what you use—sticks, machetes, grenade launchers, IED’s, AK47’s.
The Nigerian god performs signs and wonders. He does everything from cure HIV to High BP. And the Nigerian god is creative: he can teach a person who was born blind the difference between blue and green when the man of god asks, and he can teach a person born deaf instant English. As a worshipper you must let him deliver you because every case of sickness is caused by evil demons and not infections. Every case of barrenness is caused by witches and has no scientific explanation. So instead of hospital, visit agents of the Nigerian god. But the Nigerian god does not cure corruption. Do not attempt to mock him.
If you worship the Nigerian god, you are under no obligation to be nice or kind to people who are not worshippers. They deserve no courtesy.
The Nigerian god is also online. As a worshipper, you are not obliged to be good or decent on Facebook or twitter all week except on Friday and Sunday, both of which the Nigerian god marks as holy. So you may forward obscene photos, insult people, forward lewd jokes on all days except the holy days. On those holy days, whichever applies to you, put up statuses saying how much you are crazy about God.
These days, the Nigerian god also permits tweets and Facebook updates like: "Now in Church" or "This guy in front of me needs to stop dozing" when performing acts of worship.
In all, the Nigerian god is very kind and accommodating. He gives glory and riches and private jets. And if you worship him well, he will immensely bless your hustle.

Saturday 22 September 2012

I passed!!!!!!!!!!!

I think the title of this post says it all! I just got my results and I passed the bar finals! I've been sooooo excited since yesterday. The wait for the results is really another way NLS tortures you psychologically! I'm so happy because all my friends passed as well so its a celebration all round!

I'm so grateful to God for letting me to complete another milestone in my life! Things only seem far off when you haven't jumped in! I'm blessed for my mother who called me to pray for me before each exam and after each to ask how it went. She is truly the best thing in my life.

I am super thankful to all my friends that had to listen to me moan over and over about my exams especially Jen, Tobi and Odiba! I'm sorry to Dizzale for missing your birthday and to my baby Boboski for missing your graduation!
Thank you Jalarth for being my teacher. Oke, Yinka, Titi, Tonye and Kemi, all our midnight arguing sessions paid off!

Next stop is World Domination!

Ok lemme calm down, next stop is actually smelly NYSC camp but I'm in the spirit so allow me! I'm really not looking forward to another year of servitude like NLS but I guess I don't have a choice so I'm relaxing as much as possible before then!

Barrister Miss B (Esquire) to you all now please!

Sunday 26 August 2012

End of an Era!

Law School is finally over! When I decided to finally get it over with, I questioned myself a thousand times over, wondering if I made the right decision. But to say it flew by is really an understatement.

Law school exams really are worth the hype! Shit is cray! The difficulty actually stems from the sheer volume of the topics you have to learn in minute detail! Cevil Litigation was the worst! Well actually Corporate is no walk in the park either. To be honest they are all challenging in their own way! I have a month of patiently sitting at the edge of my seat for the results!

Like I have said a million times the best thing about law school are the people. Beautiful, smart and intelligent people. I do not normally like lawyers but hey we are not a bad bunch! Although a simple matter about who gets the last slice can lead to arguing sections of the constitution! And do not even get me started about how bad we are with numbers! Me and Yinka once debated if one tenth is more than 10%!

Now that its over, I actually miss it. Took a bunch of pics so enjoy

Miss B