JIGAWA CORPER (XIII)

The Dental Clinic at Hadejia General Hospital was just a room of three by two metres dimension, with a single dental chair that looked more like an old Barber chair, and couldn’t be reclined, but can be raised or brought down, by employing a foot pedal behind it. Ventilation was by a window at the […]

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ANUBIS

“My case officer in #Moirai probably thought I am Clarke Kent, when she was dishing out the fates for 2016. Now I feel like Atlas before #Anubis. *sips Al-Iksir*” I posted the above on my Twitter handle a few days back, after losing my elder sister two weeks ago, exactly six months after burying my […]

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ONE LAST GOODBYE

OBIADI MADUKA, for so was he named 69 years ago. Obiadi (the family line is restored) because he was the only surviving son of his mother, when it was beginning to look like the Maduka line was going to end. He didn’t also know his mother as she died when he was still an infant. […]

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GETTING TO ZERO – HIV/AIDS

One of the reasons why it is important to write about HIV and AIDS on a day like this, isn’t because people don’t know enough about AIDS (though that shouldn’t be taken for granted) or because there’s some new thing to say (which in fact there probably is), but it is rather that it is […]

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AS WE MARK “WORLD STROKE DAY”

A fortnight ago, on a Monday to be precise, a client of mine with whom I hadn’t spoken within a year called me, requesting my help to procure something of importance for him, because I already had the next day (been Tuesday) booked with many engagements from which I couldn’t be immediately disentangled, I promised […]

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OPTIONS FOR REPLACING MISSING TEETH

It may not have mattered in the past if people lost their teeth, especially those in the front, but it doesn’t mean that attempts weren’t made in the past to replace missing teeth, as archeological evidence suggests that indeed people in antiquity did wear “fake” teeth, and even before dentistry became a profession in the […]

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GRAYBEARD

Having become a shadow of his former self, he is at the mercy of others, who determine what he eats, when and how he eats it, when he bathes, what he wears, indeed how he lives on a daily basis, even the most trivial of activities must be done under supervision. Sometimes when he asks […]

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