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…

A lesson for today…

So this week has been particularly hectic for me.  I have two stories though to share though… Because of time I will condense both into this post. *Story 1* I recently resumed a laboratory posting and the Laboratory Head posted us to different benches and asked us to go and familiarise ourselves with the work….

Of times and seasons…

Today , I reflect on seasons… And times … Of plenty, of lack , of trials and triumphs… How fleeting indeed they are… Seasons will always come and go… Do you know the current season of life you are in? A few weeks back , all I had to my name was N20.  I d…

Reasons to smile…

Today , I’m in a bit of a rush …  I want to share these photos from yesterday and tell you a bit about why we smile. See my beautiful friend and I? We are not the richest or most beautiful people around… We’ ve got our own fair share of daily challenges that we…

Gratitude not Comparisons.

I look at this photo today and chuckle… Scene was Kaduna at the Sports Complex of the Muritala Mohammed Square. See the lovely lady smiling with me for the camera? She is Abigail, a classmate of mine from when I completed my undergraduate studies in the University of Nigeria, Enugu as a transfer student. My…

When Yoghurt refreshes the soul…

A few days back, I almost lost hope in the Nigerian project. I was sorely in need of a #FindingHope session. Scene was a very heated debate that had only me on one side… A very respectable elder and 2 other young men were on the other side. The argument had started from little contributions…

#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…

Celebrations Galore

Three auspicious occasions make today December 1; celebration worthy. First , it is the start of a new month; December the month that heralds good tidings and joy to the world. December 1, 2017 is also this year’s Eid el Maulud Celebration; celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed and the advent of the Muslim…

Remarkable Recovery and Restoration…

*​My story of Remarkable Recovery and Restoration* 2014 was the year it all went down… It started with a gradual removal of blessings I had casually taken for granted over the years. Long term relationship had ended the year before, dream job prospects in Nigeria was zeroed in Nigeria because I had glitches with the…

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…

Celebrating the journey… 1

This early morning I was in a celebratory mode. Despite all the hiccups, one goal has been met. The result? The book is out! A hardcopy version as well as an ebook version. Let me give a brief recap. Recently (On my birthday , I announced that I had finally gotten the courage to release…

To better friendships…

This is one desire of the moment. No resolutions… Just a consciousness that I ve let down some friends in the previous years. A lot of excuses could probably be given. Still , it will not remove the fact that a lot more could be better. The last month in 2016 had me angry at…