• People in my Life

    Mothers know it all, Happy Mother’s Day

    One time as toddler I had skin rashes, more like a break out. It was probably a reaction to something. Scared I ran to mummy, ‘Mummy see my skin’ After examining it, she said go have your bath with Tetmosol. I did. Amazed, I walked up to her days later… ‘Mummy, the rashes are gone.’ She smiled. ‘How did you know what I should use ?’ I asked. She said, ‘It is my job to know’ Mothers know a whole lot… The office of motherhood demands it. To all Mothers out there, for all you know, do for us and share with us. Thank you! Happy Mother’s Day

  • NYSC Tales & Corper Sense

    Disruption

    DISPRUTION(Why I Stayed Back in Adamawa) Just as soon as I got to camp, I didn’t hesitate to tell anyone who asked, ‘I am not staying in Adamawa.’ What most people didn’t know was that as I said it there was an inward unrest, not so loud just a nudging, an unease… Such that when I face the world with certainty, on the inside, I was uncertain. I’d comfort myself with ‘God knows I need to be at home.’ I mean like ‘Dear God, we are on the same page, right?’ As camp went on, that unrest became a restlessness. When ever I said I was going home, it was…

  • NYSC Tales & Corper Sense

    Intentions

    INTENTIONS (The Difference Between What I Chose and What I Wanted) While registering for NYSC you get the opportunity of choosing 4 states… States you’d like to have your service year. You stand a chance of being posted to one of these states, well, I have seen some who got posted to states they didn’t choose. I had no intention towards NYSC, never liked it, wasn’t interested. So, to the states I chose… Ondo, intentionally chose this because it was the closest state home available. Kaduna, because it was a lifetime opportunity to spend a year Koinonia under AJS. Edo, randomly chosen because it was the closest after Ondo available…

  • NYSC Tales & Corper Sense

    LAUTECH SOR and NYSC Drama

    Ask the average member of LAUTECH Class 16 and he or she will tell you that getting that Statement of Result was not Beans… In fact it was a troubling experience. In my previous post, I told you I was to get it on Monday 16th, April abi… Well, Monday became Tuesday and grew into a full blown Wednesday 18th. By the way, Camp was to open on Thursday 19th… I did not get my SOR till past 5pm on Wednesday. Returned to Lagos on Thursday, Began my journey to Northeastern Nigeria on Friday… Arrived The Land of Beauty after 32hours around some minutes to 6pm on Saturday, 21st. There…

  • NYSC Tales & Corper Sense

    The Beginning

    Monday Morning16th April, 2018Bethel Hostel, Under G ‘I missed your call earlier, sorry. I was occupied’ I spoke to my big sister, Bukky on as I put my things in order. It was monday, just as every member of Class 16, I was eager to receive my Statement of Result. ‘Yeah, it is alright. So have you checked?’ She asked ‘Is it out?’ I asked in typical Naija fashion ‘Duh, people have seen theirs… Tobi Babawale has been posted to Kebbi’ I giggled for a moment. Wow this NYSC thing is for real o. I thought. ‘Let me check and call you back’ Minutes later… I navigated to my portal…