By Olumide Akintokun
I was at a meeting recently and a colleague had some feedback for one of his supervisors. Almost as soon as he finished giving his feedback, even before the convener of the meeting had had the chance to talk, the subject of the feedback started to ‘attack’ every point made by the bearer of the feedback. Everything he said was in defence of himself. Not once did he acknowledge the feedback. Not once did he take Continue reading
By Femi Aderibigbe
On a flight from Abuja to Lagos, I sat just a row behind a young couple.
They were with a little girl, not more than 2 years old, obviously their daughter.
I sat on an aisle seat, on the right side of the aircraft.
The father, carrying the little girl, also sat on an aisle seat, on the left side of the Continue reading
Have you ever heard or read the report about a person…and you wonder either in consternation or in admiration…until your perception about this person is shattered or your reality is rocked by unknown revelations and insights about this person(s)?
I read a book very recently, “A Prisoner in His Palace” by Will Bardenwerper …stumbled upon it while reading another book, “Extreme Ownership: How U.S Continue reading
What is PTSD? How does it really impact on us in Nigeria? Is it real as in real in the Nigerian sense of things?
While I am not a psychiatrist nor a medical person…. I am just a curious person musing around and wondering how real this is based on my observation.
PTSD stands for “post-traumatic stress disorder”. And if you are conversant Continue reading
By Femi Aderibigbe
Calm, urbane, kind, hardworking, fun loving, jaiye jaiye, very responsible and loved kids.
A bank manager and clergyman, he had his weaknesses and failings, but Continue reading
By Adeolu Akinyemi
On June 21, 13 years ago, my mother aged 56 in Nigeria, had a hemorrhagic stroke
On June 25, 2022, I watched a 59-year-old lady in Dubai, have a hemorrhagic stroke
I wasn’t witness to my mother’s, but I saw her at the hospital the day after
I was witness to this one in Dubai and saw her to the hospital the same day and after. Continue reading
Have you ever sat…and looked across the room in search of a familiar face but there is none?
Have you ever walked round the compound… recalling conversations that can’t be had again?
Have you ever walked down the passageway…and wondering why is the silence is so loud?
Have you ever tried to hold a conversation with someone…and realise the person…is not there but there?
Have you ever sat down and asked yourself…where is everybody?
Have you ever paused to think and answer, where am I and where is the way?
It is obvious that, our nation Nigeria has we have come to know it, is in the doldrums of anguish, unbridled inter regional bitterness, intractable security challenges, gnawing poverty, impoverished populace, and mass exodus of Continue reading
Who is an impartial judge? According to https://www.collinsdictionary.com/ “Someone who is impartial is not directly involved in a particular situation and is therefore able to give a fair opinion or decision about it”.
In the court of law, this is very crucial to a free and fair hearing, the precursor to the judiciary been the last hope for justice for the downtrodden.
But it does not stay only in law, it applies to our lives especially if you are a Continue reading
The recent waves of abuse on school children on recent is getting rather alarming in the country. This weekend, the death of Obinna in Asaba, a 19months old child allegedly flogged 31 strokes for not been able to recite the alphabet and that the severe abuse of a 3-year-old at a school in Mazamaza in Lagos reflects the rot within our society and what we harbour in the quest to be “valuable” and “create value”. Lest you think it’s all about that, the killing of 5-year-old girl in Kaduna by her school proprietor for ritual purposes is more than chilling, also the death of a pupil in a secondary school in Lagos and the list goes on and on of atrocities going Continue reading