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Pink Eye

Pink Eye

The scene Mr Okt woke up one fateful morning with red, swollen eyes and associated sharp sensation in same. He could vividly remember that in the early part of the previous day, he shook hands…

NBA brouhaha and the failings of NYSC

NBA brouhaha and the failings of NYSC

Conceived some 47 years ago with the noble idea of fast tracking the integration and further unifying the nation in the wake of the devastating 30-month Civil War, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was…

Life and death in marriage

Life and death in marriage

Irrespective of what you see or hear about marriage, marriage is not meant to be feared. It is meant to be understood. At the altar on the wedding day, the vow that was taken stated:…

When the feet are stinky

When the feet are stinky

The scene Okk was sleepless, stemming from the excitement of the formal introductory visit to his prospective in laws the following day. He and other family members embarked on the 150km journey in his car.…

IG’s Edo/Ondo elections order: Who will bell the cat?

IG’s Edo/Ondo elections order: Who will bell the cat?

Last Sunday, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, clearly, with one eye on the forth coming elections taking place in Edo and Ondo states, ordered a clampdown on those carrying arms illegally across the…

Shades of corruption!

Shades of corruption!

It was the former President Goodluck Jonathan who once said that ‘stealing is not corruption.’ This simplistic definition plays out every now and again when public office holders plunder the country’s commonwealth and are hardly…

Waking up before the alarm clock (2)

Waking up before the alarm clock (2)

Other common causes of chronic (long term) insomnia include; • Poor sleep habits. Poor sleep habits include an irregular bedtime schedule, naps, stimulating activities before bed, an uncomfortable sleep environment, and using your bed for…

Zulum attack and matters arising

Zulum attack and matters arising

For a long time many have been warning the Federal Government that all is not well when it comes to the protection of lives and property in the country (which incidentally is the primary responsibility…

Waking up before the alarm clock (1)

Waking up before the alarm clock (1)

The news hit her like a thunderbolt! It was like any other day, she woke at the usual time, said her prayers and started preparing breakfast. Then her phone rang, she shrugged it over but…

Ringing in the ears aka Tinnitus

Ringing in the ears aka Tinnitus

‘’I spent two years searching for total Ringing in the ears aka Tinnitus silence in places like the high desert of Colorado, 1.6 miles underground in a nickel mine in north Ontario, and Proust’s bedroom…