The Social Media Prayer

Lord, please help people to find light on social media. Direct them to timelines of encouragement, inspiration and healing. May they encounter spaces of reason, intellect, imagination and possibilities. Father, deliver your children from content that is angry, profane and empty. Save them from compulsive consumption that leads to depression and hopelessness. Father, help someone[…]

Nigeria is Changing…Really?! 🙄

One of the reasons why I visit developed countries is I’m fascinated by good. I am captivated by beauty, knowledge and order. Like Aristotle once argued, knowledge can be an end in itself and can provide joy in itself. Developed nations understand that. Libraries are not wasted spaces. They exist to both delight and train[…]

Not Just a Technical Problem

I run a retail store. It is the only premises I have and the only location where customers can purchase my products. One day, I notice a leak in my store and invite a plumber to do an assessment. He tells me the repairs will take two weeks and that I can still operate my[…]

48 Laws Of Power & Other Matters

I have met many who have lost their way in Nigeria. People who have given up on values and embraced manipulation instead. It would appear they share a few sentiments in common – anger, envy, bitterness and helplessness, closely followed by desperation and rebellion. The break down often starts like this: You do everything right,[…]

Family, Mindsets & Guilt Trips

If you’re succeeding in life and trying to create a better life for your parents, siblings or extended family, you should read this. One of the hardest things you’ll come up against is mindset. It is what will cause you the most sorrow. Let me explain using a Nigerian example. You believe in having electricity[…]

Why You Need Health Insurance

My recent medical adventure means I’ve accessed healthcare in four countries, including Nigeria. Along the way, I have formed some personal opinions about healthcare in Nigeria. I suspect that when Nigerians say older doctors in Teaching Hospitals are the “best”, this is what they mean – the doctors have seen thousands of cases before, and[…]

You Gave Me Too Much Change

When I was growing up, I was taught that if you went to a store to buy something and you were given excess change, you returned it. In the same vein, if you overpaid, an honest cashier would return the extra to you. Honesty wasn’t something you rationalised. It was hard coded into your DNA[…]

My Trip to Thailand

My trip to Thailand was my best trip ever. I was overwhelmed by the country’s beauty, industry and possibilities. Let me start my travel journal from the visa process. It was simple. Because I used a tour company, I didn’t need to go the embassy in Abuja. However, I advise you to always check your[…]