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THIS WILL HELP YOUR MARRIAGE

As we drove away from the place of the interview, I told Irewamiri that the singular most essential ingredient for a great marriage is training. A lot of people marry because they are in love but they end up managing crisis because they are not trained. It is a burden that we study in school for years to become a […]

WHEN THE WOUND WAS OPENED

As they rushed him into the theatre, they needed to get to the wound pretty quick. In episodes like this, you do not even try to spare the cloths- a sharp scissors did the tearing. When the cloths were gone, the wounds were exposed- my brother passed out. He was seeing the wounds of our uncle for the first time. […]

I DON’T WORK HERE

As we carried those that had been wounded in the armed robbery attack into that hospital, a doctor met us right at the door. He began to do all things with the speed of light. The ones with major wounds were wheeled into the surgery room and treatment began. The bullet wound on my back was also stitched. When he […]

THE TREES OF MY SCHOOL

Back in our days in the University (Obafemi Awolowo University), you could get to walk from the hostel to your classrooms under the shade of trees that protect you from sunlight most of the way. Well! One thing you must beware of were the numerous bats and their tendency to release some discharge on you before you get to your […]

THE INVASION

We got concerned about the insects in the compound. It was difficult to stay some few minutes outside and not get beaten. We got a very strong insecticide. One day, while we were away, someone sprayed the entire compound for us. But guess what happened, the following night, our house was invaded by flying insects. The young ladies at home […]

CLOSER TO THE MESS

When we moved into a new house that had a vast compound, Irewamiri was excited to grow a small garden of vegetables. She cleared some portion, prepared the ground and spread seed. We waited to see them grow but we were disappointed. Just a few sprouted and despite the care, it all died. She paused her gardening dreams for a […]

LET ME REMOVE THE BONES

I settled down to eat boiled plantain and herring fish sauce that evening. Danielle found her way to me- she wanted to share in my meal. Right after the first bite on plantain, she made it clear that she wanted fish. Unfortunately, the herring was quite bony and Danielle wanted it fast. As she chews one, she wanted the next. […]

MY SOLDIER ANTS ENCOUNTER

I was walking through a developing area in my locality- praying and praising as I walked. It was an untarred road. Then I spotted soldier ants just ahead of me. Normally, they would be in a straight line and I would have simply crossed over. But it seems a car had passed earlier and put them in battle mode. They […]

CRYING FOR THE WRONG SHOES

Danielle attempting to wear a pair of sandals. I noticed that Danielle was wearing it on the wrong foot. I attempted to help her. She had almost succeeded in wearing it on the wrong foot when I stepped in. She began to scream. She wanted it that way. I did not really mind her cries. I stepped in and repositioned […]

COOKIES IN THE PACK

Danielle climbed the chair and kept pointing to the pack of cookies. I picked up the cookies so I could give her. Unfortunately, the pack was difficult to untie. The knot was difficult to loosen. I kept trying. She got impatient and began to throw tantrums while attempting to grab the cookies herself. In the process, she hit her hand […]