2007 – 2018: Nigeria’s debt story

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osibanjo, was quoted as saying 

In 2010 our debt was $35 billion, $41 billion in 2011, $48 billion in 2012, $64 billion in 2013, $67.7 billion in 2014, $63.8 billion in 2015, $57.8 billion in 2016, ...




Is there hope for the naira?

As I write this, crude oil is trading at $36.19, the naira is trading @ 275 to a dollar and 405 to one British pounds. Where do we go from here? It is 7 months into the life of the Buhari administration. ...

Investing in Treasury Bills in Nigeria

Nigerian Treasury bills (NTB) are short term debt securities issued by the Federal Government of Nigeria. They are discount securities. NTB pay a fixed amount at maturity, called face value, with no interest payments in between. They are issued at a price below ...

When do you breakup your relationship?

 Over the past 2 years, one of the most important lessons on relationships that I’ve learnt is that it is a lot of work. It requires effort to initiate, maintain and terminate. The sum total of these efforts has resulted in unprofitable ...

…A man can be kind and a father could stay!

Piece by piece
He restored my faith
That a man can be kind
And a father could stay

When Kelly Clarkson wrote “because of you” many years back, she talked about a father who left her and disappointed her ...

The Myth of Singleness

This is a message I recommend for every single person out there. It should be listened to more than once. It’s a message by Myles Munroe.

Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying by Bronnie Ware

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last 3 to 12 weeks of their lives.

People grow a lot ...




It’s the journey that matters!

Life is like a vapour. It fades away. It would be over soon. What’s soon? It is relative. Soon could be tomorrow or it could be 50 years from now. Our dreams, ambitions and hopes all lay in the arms of “soon”. ...

Can you love someone forever?

Can love last forever? Can the butterflies dance all the time in your tummy? Can your face light up every time for the rest of your life when you see the one you love? Can one person continually provide life’s meaning? Can ...

Random Thoughts – Rising above your roots.

Some are born privileged. Enlightened, loving and fairly wealthy parents have shaped their lives. Many are born into dysfunctional families, raised by toxic environments. This write up is for those who have become prisoners of their upbringing, who have been limited by ...

What small lifestyle changes have the biggest impact?

Twenty Minute Rule- Whenever I would come home from a long day at work or school,  I was so tired the only things I could find energy to do were mindless life-negating nonsense– television, Netflix, Reddit, Facebook, whatever.

Every night I ...

What are some nice, beautiful stories?

My wife and I owned two dogs that we had owned before we met and brought into the marriage. Her dog was a pit bull/labrador cross named Zack, and he hated me. When our daughter was born, I said to the wife, ...

How hard is marriage?

“Nothing I do is appreciated by my wife. I’ve done everything I could possibly do to support her financially and emotionally, to help her develop her career. She is always nagging and takes great pleasure in humiliating me in front of her ...

The mistakes of our youth.

Below is a comment I read on one of the popular Nigerian blogs:
“My dear friend would have been alive today if I did not encourage her to abort a 6 weeks pregnancy. I thought I was doing her a favor ...

Couple married for 62 years die together!

Even in death, a couple married for nearly 62 years were inseparable.

Don and Maxine Simpson from Bakersfield, California, died four hours apart on adjoining beds, holding hands during some of their final hours.

Melissa Sloan said her grandmother died first and ...

True love is hard!

The best romantic stories and movies of all time always had an element of sadness, struggle and pain. It was and has never been easy. Even the bible says the greatest love of all is displayed when a man lays down his ...

Conflicts in Relationships

Two different people with different point of views and different upbringing come together as one. They want to look together in the same direction, they want to share the same passions and they want to fulfill a shared dream.

In truth there ...

Weight on my heart: Should I continue to wait?

I got this letter from a lady seeking advice (the letter has been edited for clarity sake):

Mail: I am a young lady that works in a good organisation. Two years ago, I became pregnant for an engineer. I dated this engineer for ...

Ladies, make up your mind!

Are you one of the girls who wants to eat her cake and have it? You want another single guy but still hold on to your boyfriend. You don’t want to cheat and yet you don’t want to let go? You say ...

I think my partner is selfish!

She is a taker; an unashamed one at that. She keeps asking and asking without giving anything. She wants the world for her birthday but cannot even give her time on his birthday.

He’s a selfish dude. He wants her to be ...

Ranting about cheating

“You don’t have to have sex to cheat. If you find yourself deleting texts, you’re probably almost there.”

“Anybody who is ‘proud’ to not be a cheat is retarded. It’s like being proud of not being a murderer. You just don’t kill ...

Ode to Nice Guys

This is a tribute to the nice guys. The nice guys that finish last, that never become more than friends, that endure hours of whining and bitching about what assholes guys are, while disproving the very point. This is dedicated to those ...