LIVE FOREVER, RAS KIMONO

It’s been more than a week since the death of Ras Kimono was announced. His songs moulded much of my childhood, in the days when conscious music could top the chats, not only in Nigeria, but outside of it as well. Twas from “Brother Nnamdi“, who lived in the next house to ours, and was […]

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THE OLD BEGGAR WOMAN

When I was just a boy growing up in Akoka, of the eighties’ Lagos, I looked forward to the sonorous voice of the old beggar woman every Saturday morning. She would walk the long stretch that was my street then, starting from its beginning and disappearing at its end, off to where I never bothered […]

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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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BIAFRA STATE OF MIND

Apart from news of various pro-Biafra groups calling for a sit-at-home today, to commemorate the declaration of the sovereign state of Biafra fifty-one years ago, what is disheartening to me is news of the reaction by state governors of Nigeria’s Southeastern region, for it were better they said nothing, than for the only thing they […]

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OH BENUE!

I didn’t have a very good last week. the reason is because of the needless, senseless and unending killings in Benue State. After that attack by suspected Fulani Militia on parishioners and priests (one of whom had warned about the presence of Fulani Militiamen in their immediate surroundings in a post he made on Facebook […]

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES (XX): LOANS

Been a while, you’d say, but I never abandoned the entrepreneurship quest and I hope you haven’t as well. I’m still a firm believer in Buffetism’s mantra of “not having only a source of income“, especially so for nine-to-fivers like me, and/or you. I have explained severally the need for employees to have a side […]

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