Thursday July 24th, 2014
Thursday July 24th, 2014
Latest

Leaving your mark

  /   in Soul Kate 11:06 pm   /   Comments

When babies are born, there is joy in the home and in the lives of the parents. Expectations are high and everyone prays that their child will grow up to be great and leave their mark in their generation.

Read More →
Latest

Road to Rehoboth

  /   in Soul Kate 12:04 am   /   Comments

What is the value of a Nigerian life? What are the costs and implications of being a citizen of this great Nation? I say great because indeed, we are in terms of population and resources at our disposal, but not because we have all we deserve in terms of functional infrastructure and good quality of life.

Read More →
Latest

A cause worth fight for (2)

  /   in Soul Kate 7:41 pm   /   Comments

I was getting ready for an event when I received a call from a friend one evening. She sounded desperate. Her first line to me was: “Kate, sorry to disturb you but I know you are involved with a charity that handles this sort of thing”. I asked what the matter was, and she replied, “It’s a friend of mine o, her husband wanted to kill her

Read More →
Latest

A cause worth fighting for

  /   in Soul Kate 8:41 pm   /   Comments

“Children are a gift from God and the fruit of the womb, His reward” so the Holy Book says. Having attended a wedding last week Saturday, the priest preached that the purpose of marriage was for companionship between a man and woman and procreation.

Read More →
Latest

Let there be light

  /   in Soul Kate 12:10 am   /   Comments

phcn-cartoon

As I sit here and type this article, the loud sound from my small ‘Gen’ has assailed my ears for the past five days,and that does not suggest it was not frequently on several other days. I put a tweet on the social media, twitter, complaining about the total lack of electricity and the responses I got made me think that I was no worse off than most Nigerians out there.

Read More →
Latest

Scale of preference

  /   in Soul Kate 7:36 pm   /   Comments

We were taught demand and supply in economics in my secondary school days. We were also taught about scarcity which occurred when the demand for a product exceeded the supply, and this is akin to the fuel crisis we sometimes faced in this country though “artificially” created due to mismanagement and greed.

Read More →
Latest

My Nollywood

  /   in Soul Kate 6:53 pm   /   Comments

A Nollywood  film shooting location

Notwithstanding the origin of the name which sounds like a hand-me-down from the western world but it has grown in the consciousness of Nigerians here, in the Diaspora and the world as a whole. It is a name that has stuck and it is here to stay whether we like it or not.

Read More →
Latest

Deep rot

  /   in Soul Kate 10:41 pm   /   Comments

Arrested suspects paraded by the Police in Port Harcourt.

It is often said that evil acts continue to thrive not because bad people refuse to turn a new leaf but when good people stand by and do nothing. Classic example in our society was the ALUU 4 killing and burning of young boys cut short in their prime last year.

Read More →
Latest

When will our change come?

  /   in Soul Kate 12:08 am   /   Comments

President Jonathan; Senate President, David Mark and Speaker, House of Reps, Hon Aminu Tambuwal

The year 2013 has arrived with such certainty that it is hard to ignore. Much as I do not like odd numbers, I have a positive feeling in my spirit that this will be a great year indeed. With the turn of a new year, come new resolutions, new responsibilities, new dreams, new schemes and new life. People resolve to make changes in their personal life, career and environment. When will the leaders of this nation of ours resolve to make a turnaround for its citizens?

Read More →
Latest

Good tidings

  /   in Soul Kate 12:00 am   /   Comments

Dealers in second-hand clothing making brisk sales at Katangua market in Nigeria

It is that time of the year again where festivities are in full swing. The air is filled with expectations of celebration from all over the country; young children eagerly awaiting new outfits, presents and the aged who look forward to receiving their family who will spend quality time with them and pamper them with gifts and love.

Read More →
Latest

No respite in sight (2)

  /   in Soul Kate 12:00 am   /   Comments

How many of us have really thought deeply about the words of the old anthem:“Nigeria, We hail thee, our own dear native land, though tribe and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand.

Read More →
Latest

Sick minds

  /   in Soul Kate 10:23 pm   /   Comments

Children are innocent in every respect. They did not ask to be brought into this cruel world, they are to be cared for, sheltered and nurtured so they fulfill their purpose on this earth.

Read More →
Latest

Be prepared

  /   in Soul Kate 10:01 pm   /   Comments

Flooded part of Oguta

My heart goes out to those whose homes, villages and businesses have been ravaged by flood. It is being viewed as an act of God but knowing the Nigeria that we live in, I would not blame God for this terrible mishap.

Read More →
Latest

No respite in sight(1)

  /   in Soul Kate 12:29 am   /   Comments

You could be driving down the waterfront close of your estate, you pull over to the side to make a call and then the next thing, you are kidnapped; whisked away to an unknown location and a ransom of 10million naira is demanded to set you free!

Read More →
Latest

On God’s side

  /   in Soul Kate 12:00 am   /   Comments

Whenever I am on board an airline flying out of the country, I love to watch the in-flight entertainment. My favorites are thrillers and romantic comedies. A friend on board the same flight with me to the Uk recommended that I watch the documentary on The renowned reggae star, Bob Marley. I am not really a fan of reggae music; not that I hated it but my curiosity was piqued and I decided to give it a try.

Read More →
Latest

On God’s side

  /   in Soul Kate 12:07 am   /   Comments

Whenever I am on board an airline flying out of the country, I love to watch the in-flight entertainment. My favorites are thrillers and romantic comedies. A friend on board the same flight with me to the Uk recommended that I watch the documentary on The renowned reggae star, Bob Marley. I am not really a fan of reggae music; not that I hated it but my curiosity was piqued and I decided to give it a try.

Read More →
Latest

On God’s side

  /   in Soul Kate 11:22 pm   /   Comments

ACN-PLANE

Whenever I am on board an airline flying out of the country, I love to watch the in-flight entertainment. My favorites are thrillers and romantic comedies.

Read More →
Latest

Crimes of impunity

  /   in Soul Kate 12:05 am   /   Comments

University of Port Harcourt students brutally beaten and burnt alive

The opening scene is four naked bodies, beaten and bloodied lying in the mud almost lifeless. A man bends down to raise a young man’s head and places a tyre over it; then came the words: “die, die…” Then a big plank is raised and brought down repeatedly on the head of one of the boys still trying to move on the floor, from the corner a big slab of concrete is hurled and it hits the face of another; in another corner lies another young man whose lips are swollen and he has a dazed look on his face…

Read More →
Latest

Reminiscing at 52

  /   in Soul Kate 11:06 pm   /   Comments

Nigeria-@-52

Another independence day is here. Nigeria is 52 years old. So far,can we say truthfully that we are happy where we are?

Read More →
Latest

Social dangers

  /   in Soul Kate 12:50 am   /   Comments

Just by clicking a few buttons on your Computer, Laptop, iPad, Kindle fire, mobile phone, or any of the new devices out there, you connect to the world literally. Genius don’t you think? Technology has changed the face of communication between individuals, companies and the like.

Read More →
Latest

Broken wings

  /   in Soul Kate 12:20 am   /   Comments

When we lose loved ones, the pain is great. When we lose loved ones through the fault of someone else’s incompetence, the pain is deeper. We want payback and retribution. We are inconsolable with words of comfort. We look up to the heavens and wonder why our creator would let this kind of misfortune visit us.

Read More →
Latest

Proudly Nigerian??

  /   in Soul Kate 9:00 pm   /   Comments

Nigerian athletes at the Olympic

Another weekend is here. We all look forward to it and though the Sallah holidays were more than adequate as people travelled out in droves, not many looked forward to returning to the daily grind on Wednesday if the truth be told. It is with a sigh of relief that we welcome the weekend with open arms.

Read More →
Latest

Local government leeches

  /   in Soul Kate 2:57 am   /   Comments

*Heavy traffic on one of the selected alternative routes after the Third Mainland Bridge was closed for repairs. Photo: Kehinde Gbadamosi.

Since the closure of the 3rd Mainland Bridge for repair works, it has been hellish going back and forth the Mainland. I try to avoid unnecessary trips to the other side or reduce them to the barest minimum.

Read More →
Latest

Change of scenery

  /   in Soul Kate 12:25 am   /   Comments

The only thing that is constant is change. That phrase has been used in different scenarios where one finds his or herself,and believe it or not, it is true. When we are born as babies into this cruel world, we evolve quite quickly over time into full grown adults (as it is often said also “na only for belle, pikin dey tay”).

Read More →
Latest

Summer time in Boca…

  /   in Soul Kate 12:04 am   /   Comments

I seem to be spending most of my time lately going through airports.. Much as I love to travel, it can be a chore sometimes. It does however afford me the knowledge of seeing things first hand as a frequent traveller what obtains in other ports in comparison to ours.

Read More →
Latest

Journey to renewal part 1

  /   in Soul Kate 12:30 am   /   Comments

driver's-license

I was going through the contents of my purse, checking to throw away all unnecessary paper and junk that had accumulated there. Women have a way of storing all sorts in their handbags, and sometimes we forget where we put stuff when we change bags.

Read More →
Latest

Greedy, lawless and wicked citizenry

  /   in Soul Kate 12:10 am   /   Comments

Driving home in the evening on a Wednesday after a long day in the studio recording new episodes of my cooking programme on TV, I saw so much that made me wonder at our mind set as a people and if the change we seek will ever come.

Read More →
Latest

One day…one day…e go better

  /   in Soul Kate 12:30 am   /   Comments

cartoon-leaders1

That is the first line in the chorus of a popular tune which says, “ One day, One day, One day e go better for me, I go get money, I go get pikin, I know one day, one day, one day e go better”. That is the constant and unshakeable prayer on the lips of most Nigerians these days. That is my fervent prayer; that one day, indeed, there will be a turn around.

Read More →
Latest

Our democracy, a destination yet to be reached

  /   in Soul Kate 12:00 am   /   Comments

Two dates always cause me to be melancholy, Nigeria’s Independence and Democracy day. I reflect on how many years we have been in existence as a nation, and how many leaders we have had who have promised to lead us out of Egypt, and into a land flowing with milk and honey… .It is over 50 years; at the very least half of a human being’s lifetime on earth. If at this age, one is yet to chew strong meat with well formed teeth but continues to feed from a bottle then more is the pity.

Read More →
Latest

It could have been any one of us.

  /   in Soul Kate 12:00 am   /   Comments

A relation of victim of the Dana Air crash in Lagos collapsed

It is inevitable that we all shuffle off this mortal coil one day and much as we go about our day, hustling and making ends meet, we know in our hearts that not all of us will live to a ripe old age.

Read More →
Latest

Women and their vehicles

  /   in Soul Kate 12:50 am   /   Comments

Owning a car in Nigeria is a necessity, as it is the most reliable form of transportation. It is not about how many one has in his or her garage (that is if you have a garage), but how useful they are. Should you decide to own more than one car, it is your prerogative and obviously the reasons will vary from household to household, and also from business to business.

Read More →
Latest

Years of procrastination

  /   in Soul Kate 12:06 am   /   Comments

I get it that there are major renovations going on at a few major airports across the country. I totally understand it and believe me when I say they are long and truly well overdue. How do we claim to have an international airport that looks like a cargo hall?

Read More →