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How to survive a kidnapping

Social media has been inundated with the story of several mysterious happenings in the Wuse 2 area of Abuja. In the last week, at least 3..

February 5, 2017 with 0 Comments

Here’s the science behind “touch & follow” juju

You can be forgiven for mentally associating the phrase “touch and follow” with a fun playground activity. If you were raised..

August 12, 2015 with 4 Comments

Gone in 24 hours: How I got rid of a cold in a day

7.56am. I cannot breathe. I’m running out of oxygen and my head is about to implode. My eyes are shut because I don’t want to..

May 4, 2015 with 0 Comments

Having a baby? 10 things you need to know but probably weren’t told.

“It was nice speaking to you, Mr. Ajoh, I’m glad we have finally come to an agreement, but I really need to leave now. I have a..

September 30, 2014 with 0 Comments

1 in 10 of us in Nigeria have mental problems – and that’s not an insult.

It is dawn in the vibrant city of Lagos. As the sun lazily pulls itself up in the horizon, a group of bright-eyed commuters stand huddled..

September 1, 2014 with 0 Comments

Cause of death: other people’s panic (plus ebola)

“One day four children, all aged around three and four, were brought to us from another health facility sick with fever. They were..

August 5, 2014 with 0 Comments

Here’s what this Lagos health blogger buys a ₦100 bag of bones for

  A few posts ago, I shared my grocery haul (sound ridiculous to say grocery and haul in the same sentence, but moving on…) and..

July 30, 2014 with 0 Comments

How difficult is it to prevent “domestic gas” explosions in Nigeria?

It’s 9.45pm and I’m not doing much. In fact, I’m almost ready to go to bed. The generator has been turned off to conserve..

July 16, 2014 with 0 Comments

New mums: East or West – Is breast best?

“Please stop starving the poor child. Mix some formula and get some sleep”. I had just had a baby, and my twice-experienced,..

June 30, 2014 with 0 Comments

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