THE LOCUM DIARIES (33)

Day 33... ‘Who says you cannot wear native on a weekday?’ I came to work on a Tuesday, looking all Friday. ‘Ahhh, Doctor!you wore native!’ the front desk lady said with all smiles, 'Noooo! It is suit I wore!’ I responded and went into the office. I settled down and started listening to the radio, … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (33)

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THE LOCUM DIARIES (30)

Day 30... So I got into the hospital today to meet practically all the staff gathered at the reception, gisting , laughing. ‘It is obvious, Oga is not around’ I thought as I greeted them. As I was about heading to my office, one of the nurses said, ‘Doctor, before you go in, you have … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (30)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (29)

Day 29... I got to the bus stop and again there was no vehicle! ‘Which kain meeting these people dey get?’ I wondered. I was running late for work. After waiting some more minutes with no ‘keke’ in view, I started hailing ‘okadas’. ‘Pako how much’ I asked one, ‘200 Naira’ he replied, ‘Na pako … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (29)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (22)

Day 22... Big week guyyyysss! 2 days out of the 7 represented milestones for me and I really reaaally wished I didn’t have to go to work all week but then, a man has to hustule… I got to work today with the place being empty and the cool breeze from the AC tickling my … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (22)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (21)

Day 21... It was a new week and I was feeling ‘new and refreshed’. I resumed work today early and in good spirits. I got into my office and after listening to radio (my routine once there's nothing to do), I started watching movies (I'm not a movie person so anything that will make me … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (21)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (19)

Day 19... If I came in yesterday exhausted, I came in today ‘utterly worn out’!. I literally dragged myself to the hospital. The moment I came in, everyone asked ‘Doctor, are you ok?’ ‘Yes, I am just tired’, I replied with a little smile on my face. As I walked to the office, I met … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (19)

MEN NEED SEX! Understanding Male Sexuality….

From counseling the married, especially the women I realize that many of them do not understand male sexuality. They'll say: "men are scum" or "men are dogs",usually referring to men who cheat, but I have discovered that many a time, the issue is due misunderstandings about male sexuality. Let me explain it to you. A … Continue reading MEN NEED SEX! Understanding Male Sexuality….

WORLD HEALTH DAY 2017: LET’S TALK DEPRESSION

This morning I got a call from the HR at work. They notified me that I've been relieved of my duties. What I feel is familiar.    I’ve felt this way before, I’ve just never really given into this feeling and now nothing holds me back. Sadness comforts me. My sister died six months ago … Continue reading WORLD HEALTH DAY 2017: LET’S TALK DEPRESSION

Suicide Spotlight. 

Telling people who show suicidal intentions that they will go to hell after committing suicide, is not a particularly sensible form of dissuasion. Perhaps, the most religious guidance counsellors out there would in fact tell you that nothing drives people closer to suicide than verbal condemnations and/or false prophetic banishment to a world worse than … Continue reading Suicide Spotlight.