Eyes on wings is an expository and entertaining narrative of the journey of Tope-Deborah as she wades through the struggles of achieving her dreams of becoming an aviator. This story is both inspiring and can relate to the Nigerian realities of many who dream to achieve something worthwhile in their life journeys."Eyes on the Wings" is a must-read for everyone with a passion for success especially future aviators out there.
Growing up as a child, one thing I wouldn't be caught dead doing was calling my mother mummy. I mean I call any and every average older female out there mummy so calling my mother the same would be the aberration of the year. Hence, I settled for MOINMI. Often pronounced as Menmi. That added a level of closure. It made you aware that it was my mother. My own! The mother-daughter /mother-son relationship is one often talked about and many claims they enjoy the full dose. Lucky gems. However, everyone has enjoyed one measure or the other in their lives. If you think you haven't, then you probably haven't checked deep enough. If you will look down down down, past the hurts, the aches, the disappointments, the negative vibes just as I have done, you would realize you are also a true lucky gem.
People have terrible secrets that hunt them; they have done things they regret, and if exposed, their reputation is at stake so they do all within their capacity to hide their secrets. The angel you know could be the devil you don't know. What you see is what people want you to see. These are collections of life transforming stories that reveal the true nature of humans while they respond to situations around them.
This is a raw, unedited account of one woman’s journey- the doctor who became the patient. It tells the story many women are afraid to share. It does not end with the author having a baby but the author having a different type of happily ever after, realistically learning to live through the wait and thrive while at it. This book is not just for the couples waiting for a baby who often feel overwhelmed by the wait, procedures, and unexpressed emotions but for their friends, family and colleagues who unintentionally make the wait harder through their words and actions. It is a faith-based book that offers encouraging words and daily activities based on scriptures. It also offers medical guidance for couples in waiting who are often overwhelmed by the internet and unsure about terminology or next steps. It tackles the emotion behind assisted reproduction and explores the way men and women grieve differently during the emotional pitfalls associated with this journey. It also uncovers the general perception society has towards couples trying to conceive. This book is penned like a memoir, an intimate story a woman would share with her closest friends and confidantes. The author is best qualified to write this because she has been waiting to conceive for 9 years and has been a practicing physician for over a decade. She bridges the gap between patient and physician with real life examples and fact-based recommendations. It exudes honest emotion but beyond that, it is a book of hope, a book that defies the norm and creates an opportunity for growth amid an often-crippling wait. It is a book that will encourage the reader to ask herself how she can thrive and in what way she can enjoy her life to the fullest instead of making the wait the focus of her existence. It is a book that encourages a bit more kindness towards couples who desire children but are unable to have them, however long the wait is.
When I woke up, I was lying on a sea of money. This particular event affected my orientation about our legal tender and I lost every regard for money.” “The greatest insult you can haul at me is to call me a thief.” “It was while working at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos that I took the step to go into politics which was largely informed by my desire to heal the world in a bigger theatre.” “Any situation that tries to increase the dominance of a part of the country for more than is prescribed in the constitution through surreptitious postulation is nonsensical, unacceptable and inimical to the good health and stability of the country.” “The prevailing political sentiments within a nation must be acknowledged, respected and accepted by the ruling class. We cannot just leave everything to democracy.” “Our brothers in the southeast must resolve internally where they stand, with Nigeria or not. They have a right to take either decision and either decision has its consequences.” “I will like to share two more points here to teach our contemporary politicians. When we were doing our NRC presidential primaries, the leading candidate was Mallam Adamu Ciroma who was backed by the northern establishment. The leadership of the party: Tom Ikimi and Alhaji Alhaji among others, were also in support of him. However, I led other lower ranking officers: Buba Galadima, Tijani Ramallan, Alhaji Mijin Yawa and Kabiru Yahaya, to go against their choice because we believed that Adamu Ciroma represented the old establishment. His victory would make the old establishment feel that their rigid way of doing things was the only right approach. Thus, there would be no room for liberalism, innovation or accommodation of new ideas. A certain former minister and an influential politician, name withheld, from the north called me to a meeting at Hilton and said, “What will it take you to support Adamu Ciroma...?” These and many other intriguing moments await you as you open the pages of Dr. Doyin Okupe’s explosive chronicle of his life as a front-row partaker in Nigeria’s political history of the past four decades. No-holds-barred, incisive and forthright, Dr. Okupe’s autobiography cum personal views about the highs and lows of Nigeria’s political experiment will surely be one of the major topics of the year. A MUST-READ FOR LOVERS OF POLITICAL HISTORY, JOURNALISTS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANALYSTS, STUDENTS OF POLITICS AND MASS COMMUNICATION AND ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR THE NIGERIAN NATION AND AFRICA AT LARGE.
“This is my life…my story… my book. I will no longer let anyone write it; nor will I apologize for any edits I make.” – Steve Maraboli “I love my story. Sure it’s been difficult, it’s the story that got me here, the reason I am who I am.” – Izey ‘Victoria’ Odiase We all have our unique stories which set us apart from the whole world. The fact that you haven't told your story might be the reason some other persons lack clarity and end up making avoidable errors. This book talks about my life's journey, especially how I refused to allow my background to define my destiny. This book is written with the intention of bringing hope to the lives of readers. I specifically mentioned a few aspects of my mum’s background so as to fulfill one of the promises I made to myself that I will amplify her personality to the world. My intention is to liberate as many who faced situations like hers. I want to assist them to find their voices. Unpleasant experiences silence many and prevent them from shining their light. Hence, in this book, I have provided practical tips which, when followed through, can help anyone break free from the bondage of defective backgrounds and past, unpleasant experiences. I can write about this because I am a living testimony of one who has been freed from the limitations of a defective background and unpleasant past experiences. Today, a lot of people find it difficult to talk about their past just because their past brings an unpleasant feeling which still affects them negatively. You cannot sweep your past under the rug for too long. If you do, that past would begin to haunt you someday. To be free from the pain of your past, it is always ideal you share your experiences. This can also make others have better directions. It is my desire to see many others live their lives to the fullest and this is the major reason I have written this life-giving piece at this moment. The world is complicated enough. This is a world where people now cover up their sufferings with smiles. A lot of people have hidden their true identities due to the fear of being judged by others. I am not saying that you should continue to celebrate your past issues. Rather, I am saying you should read this book with an open mind and practice the principles explained therein so you can get the freedom your mind craves. Your story should be a source of strength which propels you to become the best in life. Your story should open your eyes to the reason you must achieve true success in life. Your story describes the uniqueness which should sell you to the world. So, instead of seeing certain parts of your story negatively, choose to see every part of your story in a positive light. When you do this, you are presenting to yourself reasons why you must never fail. —————————————————— This book chronicles the true-life story of the author – ranging from her background to several limiting factors and the refusal to allow her background to keep her on the ground. The principles, beliefs and her love for self-growth and development bring to the fore her phoenix story. The author also shares her mother’s success story - projecting the power of resilience, despite her background as an orphan, with the intention of restoring hope and leaving readers with the mindset of possibility above anything else. My Story, My Strength details the author’s continuous desire to impact the lives of many, especially the younger generation.
Some stories are better left untold but by my flickering candlelight, I write the short heart-touching tales of five different girls. A cold murder A weird morning Living without my shadows The forbidden path The guilt I must live with. Which one is your best?
You probably have an idea, what an image of a mother about to give birth is like, She sweats, she wails, she cries, but she nevertheless pushes. Again, it's suffocating, hard, painstaking and well, laborious, but, nevertheless, she continues to push. For if she does not, together with that blessing she is meant to hold, she will loose herself too. For if she does not, together with she, who is likely to drown, the people she holds dear to her heart will most likely drown too. For if she does not, She wouldn't be who we know her as today, A mother!. You dear, are strong and capable of moving apass the strange tides of your destiny. you just need to ???ℎ.. A mother or not, just like the tides of the clouds that struggle to push, day and night, without no fail, you as well, are capable enough.
Summer is coming is a collection of non-fiction short stories. These stories revolve around the authors life experiences - living in the United Arab Emirates as a young Nigerian, through grief and her attempt to find a balance with life constantly getting in the way. Moving away from home for a long time after a loss to a city like Dubai, the author did set herself up for a mix of uncertainties. An utterly religious culture, a ton of rules and regulations, racial prejudice, the fast life, loneliness and of course, luxury at its finest. Told in a witty writing style, the stories explore themes of Identity, loss, faith and hope, offering the promise of comfort from the title - Summer is coming.
When Akin's decision to marry Bunmi despite medically proven reproductive challenges pays off and they welcome their miracle child; the couple assumes their marriage can withstand any storm, until the thin walls of The Little House on Harvey Road threaten to tear their home apart. Is their foundation strong enough? Will their commitment carry them through? Experience the joy, fear, pain and everything in-between as Bunmi shares their reality in 10 different but interestingly related musings. Walk the pages of their lives with them in this true account of life's unexpected curves. Welcome to The Little House on Harvey Road.
In this innovative and intimate memoir, a daughter tells the story of her mother, Dora Akunyili, a pan-African hero who faced down misogyny and battled corruption in Nigeria. Inspired by the African philosophy of Ubuntu — the importance of community over the individual — and outraged by injustice, Dora Akunyili took on fraudulent drug manufacturers whose products killed millions, including her sister. A woman in a man’s world, she was elected and became a cabinet minister, but she had to deal with political manoeuvrings, death threats, and an assassination attempt for defending the voiceless. She suffered for it, as did her marriage and six children. I Am Because We Are illuminates the role of kinship, family, and the individual’s place in society, while revealing a life of courage, how community shaped it, and the web of humanity that binds us all.