ROUTINE MEDICAL CHECK UP

Early last week, I decided to follow my advice to my patients to do medical checks at least once a year. I decided against a nearby private medical centre because of the cost, and also because I wanted to have a feel of what public health care looks like in Lagos personally. I went to […]

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OF NIGERIAN WOMEN IN VIOLENT & ABUSIVE MARRIAGES

In recent times, we have been inundated with a flurry of news items, setting formal as well as social media ablaze over the issue of domestic violence, involving the married Nigerian woman as victims in a largely disproportionate number of cases. I have put it like this, so as not to sound indifferent to the […]

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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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