CategoryTales of

Diary of a Limitless Employee

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GETTING A JOB IS A JOB – Chapter2 Getting a job is indeed a job that requires years of learning and honing of skills to near perfection, but the job indeed is not the job, it is the preparation, the journey to the destination where an opportunity is never unexpected. – Abidemi Babaolowo Oderinlo The first time I learnt that “getting a job is a job” was in 2010 during our very own NYSC...

How To Stay Untouchable and Immune to Corona Virus (COVID-19)

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I was particularly excited this morning to find out on Twitter that Mauritania is now 100% free from the novel Corona Virus also known as COVID-19, or for the sake of political correctness “The Chinese Virus”. I hope you didn’t misread that has “Marijuana”? It’s Mau-Ri-Ta-Nia, a whole country in sub-saharan Africa with an estimated population of 4,649,658 as at today according to UN data, so this...

The Origin of God

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In the Beginning I once imagined I had an encounter with God and I’d like to share it with you. I had a fever, my body temperature was hitting the roof and it was as if my skin was being pried open with needles; somehow, I drifted into a sleep on the saggy sofa in my father’s living room and by the time I woke up, I was drenched in my own sweat. Oh! I actually had a dream, but it was one of those...

Trader Moni and the Silver Cycle

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In an average democratic clime or semblance of it, the election year is always a very interesting year. After the government might have gone to sleep six months after the previous election is won and the juicy offices and portfolio are shared, all parties are usually united in corruption, shaking hands and sharing the commonwealth of the people without rancour, leaving just the few that feeds on...

TRUE YAHOO! STORIES… EPISODE 2

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True Yahoo! Stories… (UNLEASHED) Apparently, I have been away from here for a couple of weeks now because of that thing they call “Mental Block” or should I call it “Early Life Crisis”? (I’m still very young biko!). I’ve actually been in a secondary purdah trying to figure out a whole lot of me, and how to become a better me lately, a whole world of things creating a whole level of shink in...

TRUE YAHOO! STORIES… EPISODE 1

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True Yahoo! Stories… (Beyond borders) After so many failed attempt attempts to gain admission into UNILAG (even before I wrote that GCE that led to my becoming a Yahoo! Boy), I’d become responsible for myself in so many ways and was already in total consciousness of what it means to be a man. The only thing I probably do at home is wake up in the morning, do my assigned chores, take my bath...

NIGERIA AIR! A PLAN TO GET IT WRONG AGAIN?

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I was involved in a near fatal accident in January 2017. I was rushed to Gbagada General Hospital and was rejected without any form of medical assessment because there was no bed or something, I was told I was conscious but I can’t remember A THING. The same thing happened at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) until my bosom friend arrived and must have created a scene before a young...

HOW I BECAME A YAHOO! BOY (THE END) – PART 4

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HOW I BECAME A YAHOO! BOY (The Yahoo! Boy) – Part 4 Owning or having a phone in 2001 was luxury, but it wasn’t when compared to having an email account. An email account was more like a global identity but as an Ipaja that was ambitious, I had one when I couldn’t even afford having a one-minute call spill into the next at a call centre because it was billed per-minute, not to now imagine a SIM of...