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…

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…

How I became a Yoruba Igbo…

It all started on a blustery night…early in December of 2007. After a long and stressful trip, the Ifesinachi bus trundled in to the sleepy city called Enugu , a few minutes shy of 12 midnight. The night air was cool and balmy – pleasant in a reasurring way. But, my mind was not…  My…

RE: EXPERTS WORRY OVER SUPREMACY BATTLE BETWEEN PATHOLOGISTS, LAB. SCIENTISTS 

Reading this rejoinder reminded me of the photo I took recently in Bodija, Ibadan –  of a lovely flower blooming in a bed of green …
We are all different, but in our diversity lies our collective and I hope we can embrace it.
Meanwhile, who here is an horticulture afficionado? What is the name of this beautiful pink bloom?

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 … Source: A new Perspective is always possible.

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…

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…