PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE BY THE ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS OF NIGERIA (AMLSN) ON THE OUTBREAK OF MONKEY POX IN NIGERIA! The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria is alarmed at the recent outbreak of monkey pox in Nigeria. This is one health emergency too many that our Country has had to contend with in…

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…

Finding Hope

Did you know that finding hope in hopeless situations is a function of your mind? Yes, if your mind game is strong, you are better able to overcome depressive episodes. Your mind determines the response you give in a tragic situation. Do you know Job of the Bible story? Can you picture what happened to…

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…

Dear President Buhari,

That access to appropriate healthcare is what saved you and kept you alive. Is it fair to deny the rest of the Nigerian populace this right? A right to life?

However, this letter is aimed at giving you a bucket list…

What I am more concerned about is the dismal retrogression in the #UHC4AllNigerians agenda.  Sir, I believe you support the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) push for all Nigerians.

I wrote a short article about how we can achieve UHC faster in Nigeria here.

Now, you are back and a testimony to the UK’s healthcare system. No jokes, if you had chosen to stay in Nigeria to get your care, you d be dead. 

You are not and this is why I plead Sir, please make this opportunity count.

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…

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…

When the muse dries…

Sometimes, it is a desert. Parched and seemingly incapable of new  growth. Like no words will ever flow from the usual hole.   At other times, it’s a marshy pool; turgid in its very filthiness, murky depths hidden for what seems like aeons.   Then you remember the days of abundance, When the muse poured…

Random Musings …

Random musings …   I am a testimony that life does not end when everything turns topsy – turvy. That what your eye sees is often different from what the camera captures… That there is always hope… That today’s struggles and pains are simply a foundation for an about to be unveiled glorious beauty. It…

Eku Chronicles 1

So, yesterday while looking for a document, I found these scribbles of mine about Eku –   Delta state- the sleepy town where I stayed till January this year. Read on … Eku Chronicles At first sight Eku appeared to be a bubbling active town. Sadly, that was a false impression. The first needle in…