African Stories: Ososo, an Oasis – A documentary by Doppler Films

In April 2021, we received an invitation to join Alfred Peters, a technocrat and native of Ososo, in an expedition to the land of Ososo, a scenic town of streams and rocks caught in-between the beautiful undulating Somorika hills of Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State, Nigeria. In this documentary, we relate our experience. – Afeso Akanbi (Writer&Documentary Filmmaker)Doppler Effect FilmsAn Alumnus Of The South Gate … Continue reading African Stories: Ososo, an Oasis – A documentary by Doppler Films

The Man Robert Akande, and the Quest to Save Akoko-Edo LGA @dopplerfilmz

Author’s note: There are over 262,000 people according to the 2006 population census, there are 10 large political wards, over 13 clans and 16 sub-clans, over 50 towns and communities, in the land we today call Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State. Despite her rich and diverse cultural heritage and history, a very hard working and hospitable people, headquartered in the ancient town of Igarra, it appears … Continue reading The Man Robert Akande, and the Quest to Save Akoko-Edo LGA @dopplerfilmz

Just A Little Yeast… (Happy Democracy Day Nigeria) – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

Featured Image Credit – Photo by Gideon Hezekiah from Pexels Evil triumphs where good men do nothing! -Edmund Burke When ‘ordinary’ men underrate the power of their ‘little’ contribution, they quit trying. However in Nation Building, little good makes a world of difference… Just… Few good mento buttress the truth Few praying mento stand in the gap… Few upright mento uphold the arm of justice Few hopeful peopleto … Continue reading Just A Little Yeast… (Happy Democracy Day Nigeria) – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

Poem: Gather Up the Fragments …by Funmi Adebayo

Originally posted on Funmi Adebayo's Blog:
… he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained…John 6:12-13 (KJV) There is POWER in LITTLE THINGS … The bit that remains after all is lost The little change you have left… Continue reading Poem: Gather Up the Fragments …by Funmi Adebayo

Thoughts on Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment as DG, WTO – Afeso Akanbi

The World Trade Organization, WTO has just confirmed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its Director General, DG. With this appointment, 66-year-old Okonjo-Iweala has made history as the first African and the first woman to head the major, yet beleaguered financial organization. By every inch of it, Okonjo-Iweala, a world class economist, a two-time Nigerian finance minister and foreign minister for a brief period, deserves the appointment. … Continue reading Thoughts on Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment as DG, WTO – Afeso Akanbi

What to do if you’ve already broken your New Year Resolution by February…

Eat healthy,Drink more water,Save more,Invest more,Start my business …Sounds familiar, right ? Well, that’s what would always top the resolution of many people for the year. Resolutions. That is one word you hear at the beginning of every year. Some follow theirs through, and some don’t. In fact as I write this, chances are that many people have broken theirs already, yet, it’s just the … Continue reading What to do if you’ve already broken your New Year Resolution by February…

Resolution: Why You Must Choose Courage this New Year

(Featured Image from Pixabay) (I wrote this piece few years ago, and it is even more relevant today. When others succeed where you’ve failed, they ain’t luckier than you, probably just more courageous. So, what’s so special about COURAGE? ) You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle (Reposted from … Continue reading Resolution: Why You Must Choose Courage this New Year

Nigerian FG directs NERC to reverse electricity tariff

(featured image from pixabay) The minister of power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to reverse the increased tariffs to that of what it was in December 2020. This directive was made from the minister’s twitter handle on Thursday, 7th of January 2021. He said that He had directed NERC to inform all electricity distributing company to continue with the … Continue reading Nigerian FG directs NERC to reverse electricity tariff

Nigeria’s Health Sector and My Experience – Afeso Akanbi

Although I am not a stranger to the fact that Nigeria is in bad shape, I got the rudest confirmation yet of this truth today, after experiencing first hand what it meant to have a patient in one’s hands, in an emergency situation, and yet be made to wait in the merciless environment we call hospitals in Nigeria today, endlessly in a queue for hours, … Continue reading Nigeria’s Health Sector and My Experience – Afeso Akanbi

Delusions… A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice. – James C. Collins,Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t “I won’t join that contest.I won’t apply for that job.Why should I bother to pitchFor that business grant? Do I stand any chance Among more qualified AfricansIn their thousands?Would it ever get … Continue reading Delusions… A Poem by Funmi Adebayo