Election 2019: Students, ASUU and the Federal Government

  A few months after defeating incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan to emerge as President of the World’s most populous black nation, President Buhari while speaking with some youths in commemoration of the International Youth Day 2015, applauded young Nigerians for their contributions towards his emergence as the President of the country. According to him, “I…

The Farce Called Big Brother Naija Auditions

Google Dictionary aptly defines ‘farce’ as an event or situation that is absurd or disorganized which best describes my experience at the Big Brother Naija Auditions that held yesterday in Lagos. Where do I start from? So, as early as 5am this morning, my mum phoned me. I told her I was preparing to head…

Day 31: Thoughts Shape Your Life

I had a bad dream last night. I dreamt that two colleagues of mine at the office died. Before I slept, a dear friend told me of how two people, a lecturer and a student died at the University she works at in the space of a few days. We spoke at length about it,…

Day 30: Jealousy Burns Like Fire

  Jealousy is one of the strongest drives known to man. It comes from the root word for zeal and means, “to burn with an intense fire”. Is jealousy good or bad? It depends on the form. There are two forms of jealousy: legitimate jealousy based on love and illegitimate jealousy based on envy. A…

Day 29: Sprinkle A Little Kindness Daily

“How much is it?”, my father would ask. “N1500 Sir”, he would reply. “I will give you N300”, my father would say. In my mind, seated at the passenger’s seat, I’m thinking, “Daddy, haba, which kind of pricing is this one na. Pity the poor man”.  My father can price for Africa. The kind of…

Day 28: Learn to Learn Like a Child

  “Uncle Charles come and see”, my little 3-year-old cousin beckoned as I approached her. “Uncle Charles, see. I can read”. “Osheyyyyy”, I shouted enthusiastically. “Oya open your Bible to Romans 8:28 and read for me”. She joyfully opened the Bible and read with aplomb. I was elated. “That’s my girl. Well done baby. I…

Day 27: Really, What Would Jesus Do?

I left for the market after church to get a few things to cook, bachelor style. As I was navigating a bend where this young man was blending tomatoes, absent-mindedly, he threw away the tomato water onto the road and it poured on a beautiful looking woman. Before she could say, Jack Robinson, the boy…

Day 25: Shape Your Relationships

    “So it’s true!”, I said more in astonishment than anything else. “Of course, it’s true. We use hot water and press her head to give it shape”, she replied. I wasn’t sure it was true when I first heard it but she confirmed that since a newborn baby’s skull is still very soft,…

Day 24: Be Pregnant with Patience

Ask a woman desperate for a child if she wants a child, “Definitely” would most likely be her answer. A few months down the line, she conceives and in the 3rd month, you ask her, “is it okay for the baby to come out now since you can’t wait to hold your baby”. She’s probably…