All posts by MCO II

so far, so good. but i want better, bester and bestest. so there!

BOKO HARAM: a ‘Thou Shalt Not’ list

  Sometime between the night of April 14 and the morning of April 15, terrorists invaded Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, Northeastern Nigeria; they were clad in military uniforms, armed and in trucks. When they left the school, they reportedly carted away 234 teenage girls (roughly between 16 and 18 years old) … Continue reading BOKO HARAM: a ‘Thou Shalt Not’ list

Not Fani-kayode, Not Kalu, Neither Yorubas Nor Igbos…

THE CRUX…NOT FANI-KAYODE, NOT KALU, NEITHER YORUBAS NOR IGBOS. Stories remain one of the best and most pedagogical brands of all-time. And I remember, albeit hazily, one of such which I heard as a child at the feet of my mother, aunt or grandmother. My memory fails me on the exact identity of the storyteller … Continue reading Not Fani-kayode, Not Kalu, Neither Yorubas Nor Igbos…

To my unborn son (I and II)

My dearest son, I try to remember the beginning and my memory goes back to immediately after your mum and I got married. Now that I think of those turbulent early years of our marriage, I can’t fathom in fact, the contents of the glue that kept our marriage alive…barely. Our coming together was the … Continue reading To my unborn son (I and II)

This Loving Heart Of Mine – Part 5

She picks up immediately with a frantic hello – like she had been expecting my call. Hearing her voice floods me with an indescribable joy; I know immediately that I am doing the right thing. I tell her it’s me and she starts crying again. She tells me that she is sorry, that she doesn’t … Continue reading This Loving Heart Of Mine – Part 5

This Loving Heart Of Mine… – Part 4

I run over to what remains of the Camry oblivious of the glass and metal slashing my stockings and cutting into my bare feet. There is this sinking feeling in my guts. The Mac hit the Camry from the passenger side where the lady was seated so she got the worst of it. Her face … Continue reading This Loving Heart Of Mine… – Part 4

This Loving Heart Of Mine… – Part 3

My plane landed at about noon in Uyo. I thought of calling Bella at the office but decided against it. I would go home, take a shower, and go surprise her at the office. I wanted to see her eyes widen, her jaws drop, that dimple dip, and her loud laughter announce to her entire … Continue reading This Loving Heart Of Mine… – Part 3

This Loving Heart Of Mine… – Part 2

About a month after my 27th birthday, I was listed along with some other colleagues for advanced courses abroad. Isabella would have come along but she was making a mark in her work place, rapidly boosting the industry that had been drowning before she came along. For the first time in a long time, we … Continue reading This Loving Heart Of Mine… – Part 2

This Loving Heart Of Mine… – Part 1

I can’t really remember but I think my first words to her were ‘It will fall’. I had just tidied up the Chemistry laboratory which the Students’ Representative Council had used as venue for one of our sittings. I was hungry and in a hurry to get home but every ‘need for speed’ drained out … Continue reading This Loving Heart Of Mine… – Part 1