This One Must Not Die IV

This One Must Not Die IV

From last part… It was while we were living in Kaduna that I got pregnant but lost it again. Al-ameen didn’t make me feel like I had lost another pregnancy, he promised he would take me to see a specialist. The closest Teaching Hospital where we could have found...
The Urine-Leaking Girl

The Urine-Leaking Girl

The sight of a 13 year old Amina whom I saw during one of the medical outreaches I participated earlier in the year keeps flashing through my mind. Her low timid tones, monosyllabic responses, her constant downward gaze despite my attempts to make her look at me...
Irreconcilable Differences

Irreconcilable Differences

Years ago, our friend Zach and his wife Zelda decided to divorce because of irreconcilable differences. They weren’t fighting over money, sex, or in-laws. They didn’t hate each other. They just couldn’t figure out how to live together. Zach wanted to...
Morning And Night Persons

Morning And Night Persons

Do you know that in marriage there are two types of persons involved?; “morning person” and “night person”. Morning person wakes with the enthusiasm of a kangaroo, springing to face the day with excitement, while the night person hides under the covers and...
Fathers’ Day Story

Fathers’ Day Story

I remember my dad once gave me a thousand naira to pay for my tuition fee, I was only in primary three. I was a pretty small boy who had never handled such a big money before. Daddy warned me to keep the money safe, he told me the first thing I must do as soon as I...
Finding Your Love Language

Finding Your Love Language

Featured Photo credit: PublicDomainPictures.net   In last Wednesday’s post, we explained the five types of love languages; words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, receiving gifts, and physical touch. The question everyone has been asking me is,...
Please Don’t Take That Child Away!

Please Don’t Take That Child Away!

Wishing Our Nurses All Over The World Happy International Nurses Day! On this episode of Doctor-Patient Palaver, here is what happened to me few weeks back. Enjoy reading… One minute she stood straight, another minute she would perch back on her limbs, squatted,...
Five Love Languages

Five Love Languages

Sequel to my post on Marriage is not 50/50, here’s a brief summary of the five love languages… 1.WORDS OF AFFIRMATION This language uses words to affirm the other person. “I really appreciate your washing the car, it looks great” thanks for taking...
Time To Settle Dowm?

Time To Settle Dowm?

SETTLING DOWN & GETTING MARRIED with Pheyi Please, I beg to be understood… Settling down and getting married have different meanings. I get a bit pissed when I hear people say they want to settle down, as in marriage. Settling down happens before marriage,...
Marriage’s Not 50/50

Marriage’s Not 50/50

…with Pheyi   We have been taught that marriage is a 50-50 proposition, which is a doctrine from the pit of hell. If marriage is 50-50, each person is only half a person. Marriage is like an omelet made from two good, whole eggs not two half eggs. If you...
Singles’ Corner; the myth 1

Singles’ Corner; the myth 1

…with Pheyi   A beautiful young lady dressed neatly and smartly walked into the counselling room and sat down. She suddenly blurted out ” I can’t take it anymore. I am tired of being single. I need a make now, I am growing older and life is...
Singles’ Corner; getting started

Singles’ Corner; getting started

…with Pheyi   As an undergraduate in the university, my academic major was accountancy. For years, I have continued to study human cultures… one conclusion is inevitable, marriage between a man and woman is the foundation of all human societies!...
Foto Story 6; My Okada Story

Foto Story 6; My Okada Story

The above portrait is one out of the 1000 faces of Kwara My Okada Experience My other name is Okada man. I’m a commercial motorcyclist. My office is the road, many times in the scourging sun, other times in the rain, few other times I rode with passengers through...
When That Doctor ‘Kills’ A Patient

When That Doctor ‘Kills’ A Patient

Death is painful. When it comes, it sucks up the remaining tinge of hope in the witness’ face. Its sting is venomous; perforates the hearts of many till it renders them broken, bewailed and bereaved. The doctors, nurses, and other medical care givers cannot but share...
Falmata’s Alma II

Falmata’s Alma II

Featured Photo credit: un.org ‘…Children are innocent and especially vulnerable. Children are less equipped to adapt or respond to conflict. They are the least responsible for conflict, yet suffer disproportionately from its excesses. Children are truly...
Falmata’s Alma I

Falmata’s Alma I

Featured Photo credit: Flickr Along with many other displaced people from major conflict zones in Borno state of Nigeria, Falmata lives with her mother in this small seemingly peaceful town, west of the state. She is only six months, and perhaps lucky to have been...
Ummi Awana

Ummi Awana

Before The Light Went Off The meaning of my name is ‘Mama’. So, now I know why I was named after my dear mother; Mama Zara was a fighter, a true survivor of life, so am I. In our small village of Jajimaji, few kilometres from the busy town of Gashua in Yobe state, we...

Lonely Tears… part2

By Dr. Kilani Al- Hassan Bo Taiwo Email: hassanbo20002002@yahoo.co.uk   Excerpt from part 1. She soon noticed her breasts were getting fuller and she was getting sickly on most mornings. This was when she realized she had missed her period for 2 months. She was...

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