My encounters with sex, alcohol, cigarette and hard drugs


I  tried to smoke because I was 100 per cent sure that cigarette can’t overpower or control me. I smoked for about four weeks when I was almost 24 years old. It was tasteless and made no sense to me. One day, I threw away the last butt of the cigarette and have never smoked […]

Honest truth about Nigeria at 63


The Federal Republic of Nigeria is celebrating her 63 years of independent nationhood and President Bola Tinubu has just made a national broadcast. The broadcast is a rehash of the same old message. Nigerians should be patient in hardship whilst the leaders revel in mismanagement of resources. There is the old appeal of unity in […]

Nigerian economy in the doldrums @ 63

Sheriffdeen Tella

The Nigerian economy is as resilient as the people. Over the last few years, the economy never exhibited some considerable level of recovery. So, the Nigerian economy had hardly witnessed a boom, even when world economies improved, hence, such topics as “Nigeria’s economy needs to reboot”, “Nigeria economy in intensive care”, “Nigerian economy in reverse […]

Common causes of chest pain


One of the most common sites of pain anywhere in the body is chest pain, and ironically it is one of the problems we have never discussed on this page. Chest pain is the reason for some of the most frequent visits to the emergency room in many countries around the world and it is […]

Mushrooms, the edible fungus that are among us (2)


I got a text message from a reader after last week’s article. He wanted to know if palm oil has cholesterol. Let us talk about it. There is no cholesterol in palm oil. However, it is roughly 50% saturated fats. Saturated fats can be converted to cholesterol by the body. Some studies have found that […]

The Question of Greed

Sonala Olumhense

Earlier this year, with tremendous joy, I ran into Jim Igbinedion. When I entered Edo College in 1969, he was the Head of School.  To us as younger students, his last name might as well have been “Please:” in the tradition of our school, we called older students by their last name and appended “Please.” […]

Their story inspired me


I engaged his services from the market. He is a tricycle (Keke) driver. Midway into our trip, he said, “Excuse me, please” and parked by the roadside as he called a young man who had just walked by. The next thing I heard from him was a barrage of words in an Igbo dialect that […]

Stop damaging your destiny with ungodly sex


Dear Mummy Temilolu, I’m 15, my boyfriend wanted sex and I gave him! Will God ever forgive me? Anonymous Girls…girls…girls… Why in the world would anyone go looking for trouble- trouble that will practically swallow her up and divert the course of her destiny? Why on earth are you so much in a hurry? Do […]

Signs of possible mental health problems in your marriage

Elizabeth Badejo

Mental health is a state of psychological, emotional, and social well-being which has a massive impact on a person’s feelings and behaviour and when significant changes start to occur, these can be indicators of a mental health disorder known as mental illness. Marriage is a partnership which creates a sense of belonging and obligation to […]

Couple’s triumph over PCOS to welcome twins

abayomi ajayi

Infertility can be a daunting and emotional journey for couples. Dupe and Kola’s story is a testament to the strength of love, determination and hope. For eight long years, they battled with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder that affects a woman’s reproductive system. The account of how they overcame countless obstacles, sought medical […]