The Tragedy of Nigeria and a Complacent Generation -(2).

That was a generation that is now gone.
Our generation is here… If we continue to be complacent, we will be failing the present and the future.

So, Nigerian youths (15 -24) and young adults (25 – 35) heads up!

It is UP TO US to make things work.

Is the NMA truly the big brother in the Nigerian Health Sector?

A few days back, I saw an headline that stated that the NMA referred to JOHESU as illegal and urged the Federal Government to ignore JOHESU’s demands. (Note, JOHESU is Joint Health Sector Union and comprises all Health Workers except the NMA).  I was furious on seeing that headline, but calmed down enough to read…

​THE TRAGEDY OF NIGERIA AND A COMPLACENT GENERATION (1).

I have been ruminating on South Africa and the lessons that Nigeria needs to learn. Wondering why South Africa is functional and Nigeria is so dysfunctional. When I briefly visited SA last year, I had been very impressed by the country and the evidence that their government was working… Roads were good, power supply was…

#WorldAIDsDay 2017 Celebration.

The GHI , Ogun State World AIDS Day Programme is here… The 2017 theme is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships”  (PEPFAR, HIV.gov) while the WHO is focusing on everyone’s Right to Health. Beautiful programme organised by the Heart 2 Heart Unit; General Hospital, Ifo in Ogun State.  The 2017 programme started with a…

A lesson from History.

*A short History Lesson* Once upon a time , in a land faraway, there was a man named Percival Pott. He lost his father and then he was adopted by his mother’s relative. At age 22 in the year 1736, he had completed the apprenticeship that qualified him to be admitted into the Company of…

The Campaign for better healthcare practices in Nigeria – 1

The Campaign for better healthcare practices in Nigeria – 1 Fellow patriotic Nigerian, Adigun (not real name) was admitted recently in LUTH. His parents are poor Nigerians, who do not have health insurance cover. When Adigun’s treatment initially started, the attending doctor sent him for medical laboratory tests in the LUTH Haematology Lab. Total costs…

Voluntary Blood donors are heroes

I just spoke with one of the best volunteers I know, a young man whose selflessness has made him embraced regular voluntary blood donation. He is a hero , courageous and always ready to do something , anything that makes another life better… Why don’t we have more people like Oriola Oladipupo in Nigeria? If…

Of Wasted opportunities and historical monuments…

Of Wasted opportunities… Historical monuments… Many friends have asked me, “what exactly is so special about Abeokuta? ” To that question, there is no simple answer. As an Abeokuta born lady who sees more beauty in the historic rock city, you could actually say I m biased and you would be right. Sadly, a lot…

A new Perspective is always possible.

I have lived in Abeokuta almost all of my life. That is roughly 30 years of a continuous immersion in the sights and sounds of the old rock city. Rarely have I seen beauty in the town. Not until I saw Farida Adamu’s lovely photo on Facebook did I realise that I d been missing…

Heart Cry … Old Poems

Heart Cry Nigeria at 43, evokes a flood of sadness. The euphoria generated at independence, lost forever in the memory of the old, replaced by anguished reality in the young. None of the tocsin has been heeded… Augurs foretell,preachers speak, but, Nigeria is dumb and deaf, bedridden with symptoms of acute sickness. Corruption, Indiscipline, Anarchy,…

Who do I report this to? Ecological Disaster in the making.

Ecological wahala is loading in this community. While coming back from an outreach visit to Fadage – the #UHC4AllNigerians One Community at a Time Project Phase 1 community; I observed this terrible evidence that we are sometimes the reasons for some of the environmental challenges we face. Go through the photographs. Houses were built ridiculously…