So my fellow diaspora brethren, if you’ll be visiting home for Christmas I’d suggest you just wait till you get to Naij and save yourself the stress and $45. My assumption is that most, if not all, Nigerian residents should have completed the BVN process by December so it shouldn’t take too long for us “Christmas visitors” or “IJGBs” to complete the process (unless, of course, Naija factor happens)…

As someone who has been toying around with the idea of moving back home, I’m always excited to watch videos like the one I’m about to share. Honestly, abroad is great! I guess I shouldn’t generalize… let me rephrase. The US is great! Especially when you’re close to family and loved ones. It’s not really like the days of my parents when one couldn’t really aspire for much and had to settle for not so great jobs. One can actually aspire to do great stuff in the US nowadays…BUTTTTT, and this is a VERY BIG BUT…

While discussing with BJ, he mentioned I’d be able to get a 2 bedroom in 1004 for about 150USD per night. However, he wasn’t willing to take my reservation just yet. Why? Because I was looking for a room in December and he felt like prices would have increased by then. Plus, there’s the possibility that other folks may want to rent out the space for like a month or more. My reservation was for only 11 nights. Hmmm. BJ suggested I check back in early December, and if the space was still available, then I could reserve it. #interesting

Is it ok for a company/artist to not take any reservations because prices may be higher in the future? Or should there be a somewhat set pricing schedule, especially one that reflects appropriate pricing during peak seasons (e.g. Christmas, Easter, etc.) Let me know what you think!

The Nigerian Medical Students’ Association recently had its Health Week which took place in the great University of Port Harcourt…and guess who was in attendance? Me, me, me, me, me! Quick shout-out to NIMSA/AMSUL/LASUMSA for subsidizing the transportation fee.

The standard round trip fare from Lagos to Port Harcourt (PH) by road is about 8k and is typically a 9 hours journey, but we ended up paying 5k each, and an extra 2k for “delegate fees” which covered accommodation, feeding and fees for the health week activities…

A very good friend of mine sent me the picture above a few weeks back with the caption “Can you tell which is fake?”

My reaction before even taking a stab at guessing was “Oh Wow”.

I grew up consuming Peak milk so you can imagine my dismay finding out fake Peak milk exists!

I looked at both packages and something seemed a little off with the Peak milk on the right, so I guessed that was the counterfeit product.

Apparently, my friend’s sister, who has a toddler by the way, had stopped by a supermarket in Lekki to pick up Peak milk for her family. She’d bought the Peak milk pictured on the right and paid full-price for it, only to later taste the product and discover it wasn’t Peak milk! In fact, she said it tasted nothing like milk!!

This review is based on my experience dialing 911 in Lagos after I’d seen a lifeless body just lying on the road. I wasn’t really expecting a response, so you can imagine my surprise when someone answered the phone! Upon further research, it appears it’s a public service available in Lagos, and run by an agency called Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)….