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. About 60km into the journey, the automobile air-conditioning system malfunctioned and the rest of the journey was not as comfortable, as they were stuck in traffic for almost 2 hours.  Everyone sweated but it was worst for the man who had a sleepless night. The salty liquid covered him from the head to the toes…

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The sweat about excessive sweating

The scene Mr OA has always sweated excessively from his palms and arm pits as far back as his memory could take him. He’s suffered series of embarrassments on account of this, the most recent being at a wedding event in a high brow area of the city. The church was richly furnished and generously air conditioned with industrial fans for same measure. Luxury, excitement and comfort chose the interior of that edifice as a dwelling place. One song followed the other and the festivity was climaxing but Mr OA…

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COVID-19 and the looming e-waste crisis in Nigeria

We use this medium to commiserate with all Nigerians who have lost loved ones and/or suffered financial and material losses as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world. We urge Nigerians to obey the authorities and adhere strictly to the stay at home order and maintain the basic hygiene of hand washing and use of sanitizers, in addition to other social distance regulations like the use of face masks should they have cause to go out, as the restriction eases. We must admit that these are perilous…

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The Nigerian factor

A number of events that have played out in recent time have once again prompted me to wonder why we are like this as a people and by extension a nation. First, I watched in horror as I saw officials in one of the states in the north heralding young children, popularly known as Almajirai, into the back of trailers to be repatriated! Yes back of trailers! These are young Nigerians who were unfortunate to have been born in the same part of the country where education is not seen…

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Is there a casting down in your marital relationship? (Part 2)

    Research shows that most cases of marital crisis are products of inadequate understanding of what the marital institution entails and lack of emotional, psychological and spiritual preparation for the journey before embarking on it. You must understand that a bad day, week, month or year in your marriage does not mean you have a bad marriage. You have to stay focused and see or remember the bright future in your marriage. There must have been something you saw that motivated your entry into this particular union. In life’s…

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Your business and option of childchain on secured, scalable blockchain platform

Many have asked the question of how they can join, link their businesses with the prevailing blockchain technology and benefit from it. They want to know how their businesses can thrive with the DLT that’s so hyped locally and internationally. These questions are now even more relevant than ever with the current situation of the pandemic COVID-19 that affects the world globally. The current socio-economic realities brought about by the novel virus disease raise exponentially the need to direct all businesses and corporate existence to online services. The advent of…

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Creeping tyranny in the Land of Promise?

That Nigeria is richly blessed when it comes to proverbs cannot be overemphasized. From the North, to the East, the West, South-South, you hear quality proverbs that set you thinking, any day, anytime. Thus, no situation is so difficult or complex that Nigeria’s proverbs cannot fill the void. It was therefore not difficult to find one while ruminating over the abyss our dear state of Akwa Ibom has fallen into under the present administration led by Gov. Udom Emmanuel. This is because, it is a clear case of descent into…

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The tale of a non contagious Central Nervous System

The scene it has always been interested in gymnastics, it’s something he’s done up to until 8 years ago when he sustained a devastating head injury that changed his life forever.  On a particular morning 4 years ago, he went out to another part of town as usual, having taken his first meal of the day at around 8:30am. About mid way in his journey, he started feeling what he’s never felt before; sudden gush of saliva that seem to have emanated from multiples springs filled his mouth. Then he felt…

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Is there a casting down in your marital relationship? (Part 1)

Today, many couples and marriages are under severe pressure. As a matter of fact, the level of prevailing wickedness in the society, added to the social and economic pressures that have continued to increase, have succeeded in changing sound minds into warped and troubled minds, matured mindsets into shallow ways of reasoning and incorrect orientation. If only you can just change the way you look at things, things might just change the way they look. Maybe you are afraid of what the future holds for your marital relationship because you…

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COVID-19 and the relevance of Prof Awe’s interview

Last week, an interview conducted on the late Professor of History, Bolanle Awe, by clideo.com went viral on the social media. The erudite scholar speaks about the need for the Yoruba in particular and Africans in general to embrace research and appreciate their culture instead of tying themselves to the apron string of the Europeans who scrambled and partitioned Africa in their quest to enslave Africans. In the interview, she expressed dismay that some Africans think it’s right to behave and think like Europeans, denigrate their own cultures and traditions…

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