Oyepeju Abioye

Oyepeju Abioye is a doctor by day and a writer by night. She is an observer and a documenter of life as it occurs in her environment, believing that every medical case is a story and that there is a story in every moment of our lives. Her pen is her most prized possession. She runs a blog (www.medicology101.blogspot.com) and is an avid contributor at African Freelancers (www.africanfreelancers.com).

For Nigeria's Women, the Threat of Sexual Violence Is Never Far Away

November 29, 2019

Few things unite Nigerians like the numerous stories of sexual abuse, intrenched in tradition and scattered across tribes and cultures, and perpetrated mostly against women. So endemic is this culture of sexual violence against women that it is woven into the very fabric of our existence. It cuts across all...

Nigeria: Are We Really and Truly One Country?

April 25, 2019

“No one lays claim to Nigeria.” It was a statement made casually by my boss at work, yet it carried such weight in my young mind. Perhaps this is the worst sin of all that we leisurely walk through our country like it doesn’t belong to us, casually engaging in...

Drama in Dapchi: Another Nigerian Abduction Story

April 02, 2018

The continued abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram across Nigeria raises questions about both the government’s competence and its willingness to deal with the rebel group.  On February 19, nearly four years after the abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State, which sparked global outrage, the rebel...

There's No Such Thing as Road Safety in Nigeria

October 04, 2017

Nigeria’s bad roads are responsible for a disproportionate amount of deaths across Africa.  In Lagos, the potholes I encounter every day are scary. Far too scary for anyone to ignore, and yet the government turns a blind eye to a problem that, according to official statistics, kills on average 15 Nigerians...

The Nigerian Health Sector: A Cat with Nine Lives

August 28, 2017

Nigeria’s health industry struggles on despite the odds.  In order to understand the full extent of Nigeria’s health crisis, all you need to do is walk into any hospital in the heart of Lagos or any city across the country. What you will see is the real-life meaning of a...