Musings

2016

Happy New Year! May 2016 be all you desire and so much more too. Like I do every 31st of December I spent the dying moments of 2015 giving thanks, taking stock, praying and listening to wisdom that will tide me over in the New Year. Yes, I was in church (don’t judge me but go ahead if you want …

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Immunity

Going about my life in Gidi town I’ve observed that members of the armed forces, especially the police and soldiers apparently are immune to death! I’ve always wondered at their brazen attitudes when crossing roads (almost casual on expressways and crowded streets) and driving…usually without seatbelts. Today’s column has been long in the making and was further buttressed when I …

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Nuisance Value

Honestly I get really ticked off when I receive an email from anyone (this does not include the fraudsters at large) that uses it to send personal drivel. This is irritating because the only reason you have it is because you were entrusted with it in the first place, but the day you decided you were ready to ‘gift’ the …

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Let’s Celebrate

It’s the first of December and I finally get to write a Tuesday column! Yes, I know…it’s been too long and all I can say is, I’m so glad to be back. Not what you expected right? Well what can I say, but that I’ve missed you and that you should get ready for the random, innocuous, provocative and other …

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Change Wahala 2

If you’ve ever used (a rare breed indeed are those that have not) the public transportation system in good old Centre of Excellence, then you’ve probably had challenges with change. This comes in several categories i.e. its collection, retrieval or discovery to give as fare. Some people try and save themselves the hassle and source for small denominations before making …

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Celestina’s kin, rain and a pickpocket

Once again I’m guilty of neglect. Of neglecting you and as a result this watering hole where we share experiences and other things in the course of living. Like you probably know this happens when work interrupts and I’m unable to make the time to sit, compose and share. I’ve yearned to do this but discovered that I’ve not been …

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A road trip, Celestina the Goat and Conversations

Since Sunday I knew that today’s column was going to be about a goat named Celestina, the road trip to Ibadan and the human beings I met. The graphic memories would just not let me be since that fateful day and I knew it would be a crime not to share. I’m reminded about things that have gone dormant since …

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Dumb & Dumber

English is the Nigerian lingua franca and one I use day in day out but it is not my native tongue. However I learnt (a long time ago) ago that despite the fact that I’ve adopted this language system I still think in my native dialect. As a Yoruba girl, the experts tell me I think in Yoruba and through …

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Remember when?

It’s pretty interesting to think back and look over events that happened in the distant past or centuries ago. It could be personal, local, national or even international. Whichever, some of it is pretty surprising, interesting and downright weird! In fact when viewed through the lens of recent technological advancement and re-imagined will make for really riveting stories and consequences …

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City Conversations: The Awkward Introduction

Have you ever been involved in that terribly awkward introduction or conversation? The one that seemed like an out of body experience and you couldn’t wait to wake up? On the other hand, have you ever eavesdropped and heard the most ludicrous exchange and to top it, you could not even crack a smile or roll your eyes as it …

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