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…

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…

Did the boy die? Part 2

herephoto in the first part of this story#UHC4AllNigerians #OCP How many Nigerians are buried on a daily basis without their really dying? I have started with Lona and husband and extended it to their community. First, was to educate them about the need for always confirming death by a qualified healthcare personnel before burial. Lona…

The Laboratory Revolution in Medicine

This is an experiment. I love trying out new things and this is one of them- an experiment.   I am a Medical Laboratory Scientist who loves to read and write. I would love to read the book whose title is my post caption today- The Laboratory Revolution in Medicine. Infact, I would love to…