TEMPUS FUGIT

Lemme tell you about this thing that happened to me in my second year of med school less than two decades ago. I hadn’t failed any exam ever in my life before then, but that year I had become very active in an adolescents and young people advocacy group, which I had joined late into […]

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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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WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA

I’ve no apologies for my blog looking like an obituary section of a newspaper in recent times. The demise of the people I’ve recently blogged about couldn’t be ignored, not just because they were widely known but because I grew up knowing them, and I kinda was influenced by them one way or the other. […]

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IGBO TRADITIONAL WEDDING

A man and/or woman isn’t considered married among the Igbo, if (s)he hasn’t completed all of the rites required by the prevailing culture (Odibendi) to do. Hosting a lavish wedding party, following a solemnization in church or a Nikkah by Muslim faithfuls, or even at the registry is totally besides the point, as it is […]

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BIBLE STORIES (46): DINAH RAPED

After Jacob had mended fences with his brother Esau, and they parted ways amicably, he built himself a house in Succoth, and booths (from where the name of the place, Succoth was derived) for his cattle. He was soon on the move, till he “… came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in […]

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BIBLE STORIES (43): REMORSEFUL JACOB

Away from Laban, Jacob’s next assignment was to sort himself out with his brother, Esau. On his way however, he met with angels of YAHWEH, curiously we aren’t told that anything worthy of note happened between both parties, save for the fact that Jacob named the place where they met, “Mahanaim“, which means “TWO CAMPS“. […]

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