Re: Lack of basic equipment at the Aso Rock Clinic.

Nigeria can often be a comedy of errors. But, with the above news ruling our airwaves recently, it is quite clear that the Nigerian Healthcare system is a tragedy of fatal errors. Recently, her Excellency – Mrs Aisha Buhari spoke publicly about the dismal rot in the health sector , citing the instance of the…

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…

Meditation for Nigeria’s Independence celebrations.

It is Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary.  Not much looks good except us… The people.  We are the reason Nigeria is not a byword for a tragic historical tale. We matter and this celebration is ours… We who choose to stay and make things work better… And those who choose to leave, to return some other day……

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Old Poems… Cupid’s Bow.

CUPID’S BOW The instrument of love, Unable to taste of its own sweet medicine, Alas, its soul mate and companion destined away, A fleeting glimpse, touch briefest, Gone back to the quiver, Rival enemies, yoyo scenario, Everlasting torment. Aye, bow out of the curse, Total annihilation of love. No more of the tear drops, Warmly…