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Talking depression depresses me, but talk we must

Image courtesy: https://mydiaryofaquarterlifer.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/is-there-such-a-thing-as-part-time-depression/ OOUTH’s very robust medical school curriculum made sure that we had more than our fair share of exposure to psychiatry. To ensure that we received the full dose of the sub-speciality posting- call duty and all- we were actually fully domiciled in a dormitory at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital at Aro for eight …

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New word alert: “healthy undecided”

Well it's not exactly one word now, is it? Anyway, beyond the aptness, or otherwise, of my title's word count, I heard the term for the first time from a guidance counselor during a talk she delivered at my children's graduation ceremony a few week back, and I was captivated; captivated by the shared belief …

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A memorable Bolt ride

Bolt and Uber rides are not transportation options available for exploration in my suburban neck-of -the -woods. That probably explains the initial culture shock I, momentarily, experienced when I let myself into the frontseat of the waiting Toyota corolla, outside the popular hospital on Lagos Island that Friday morning . The voice that had called …

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Still On Superbugs: The 4 R’s

No, It wasnt a memory lapse, neither was it writers' block; this concluding piece of the superbug diatribe simply gathered dust and cobwebs in my head because I have had far too much on my professional plate lately to get around to tramsmitting my thoughts onto this page. But like they say; better late than …

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Superbugs: the monsters we made

Image source: Superbugs Bacteria Cartoon - Bing images I was privileged, recently, to facilitate a workshop on antibiotic stewardship- a crucial campaign to sensitize prescribers, and peddlers, of antimicrobials about the ticking time bomb of resistance to virtually all the available antibiotics at our disposal. The threat is real People! And it stands to reason, …

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The Twits and the Tweets

Will the Twitter bird sing again? No point rehashing the events that led to Nigeria's government (or the lack of it) banning the popular social network platform, Twitter, in Africa's most populated country.  We all know every sordid detail leading up to the infamous act, which in itself, is disturbingly reminiscent of the stifling of …

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10 things you didn’t know about MOI: Yet another birthday blog post

So it's another birthday, and just like I did a couple of years ago, I'm commemorating it with a blog post. I'm still not a huge fan of birthdays though, but as I take stock of my life each year using my birthday as milestone, I like to share a few insights and personal discoveries …

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The Talking Drum vol 3: (2020: The season of the plague and the rifle)

The "Change" the King  spoke of  never did unravelYet the village tagged along for a mirage named "Next Level"Safer, they wagered, to dine with a known devilThan a right-hand-man of yore; his crookedness a marvelNo sooner had begun the era of this phantom next levelDid the village sink into times the texture of gravelA mysterious …

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Resolutions: I Could… I Should… I would

This year I could.....if only I would Take a little walk around my neighbourhood Perhaps there's some famished dude Could use some of my stock of food And my unrequired wears could clothe the the near nude Or maybe I could find the words to wipe out a brood, help lift a lowly mood Tiny …

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Now its the turn of Maradona’s ghost to haunt Lionel Messi

I find it particularly funny that football fans today can't seem to get enough comparing Lionel Messi and Chriastiano Ronaldo. I, honestly, don't see any basis for comparison between the two besides their ridiculous longevity at the very peak of their powers, and the incredible stats they both have under their belts. That aside both …

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