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…

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…

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…

#IStandUpForHumanRights

  Today is #WorldHumanRightsDay …  Also , my Dad’s birthday.   I was going to talk about the rights of every child to basic healthcare access.     Then Gambia happened.     So, instead, I will talk about why #JammehMustGo   He has stayed on the seat for 22 years. It is terribly unfair…

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…

The Song of the Sun

The Song of the Sun It’s a brand new day. The sun is shining. It’s gonna be alright. It’s a brand new day. Drop your fears at the foot of the bed, As you step out of your room today, Open up your heart to the beautiful possibilities ahead. Join me to sing… It’s a…

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 (a series)

MEMORIES Were I the sands of time? I would hold the secrets of the ages, Some barely traced patterns, Passing on unremembered shortly after their demise, Aye, never mind the design’s span, No depth and it soon fizzles away; Others built huge edifices, All still crumbles from time, Perchance, wisely built, Often lies buried till…

America’s error

It is no longer fresh news that Alton Sterling has been killed… killed by a cop… for no legitimate reason. It is a shame… A huge shame that America which prides herself on being the land of the free continues to enslave her young black men. The continued extrajudicial killings has the capacity to keep…

Eku Chronicles 2

Eku Politics   Politics in Eku is largely like it is in every other community. There are dirty deals that ensure that the most popular candidate may not often get the nod for party representation and of course there are the godfathers. The ever present godfathers of Nigerian politics – unfit for political contests but…

The lifecycle of a Grudge by Tochi Eze

Keep a grudge. Find the silence you so despise, wear it like a locket, like a memorial. Let your eyes fade into the distance. Let it rest on the screen that sits in your heart. Flicks of pain and doubt, and words carelessly thrown across the room. See the door flung open and slammed shut….