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THE EXTENDED METAPHOR IN ALAMIEYESEIGHA Scotland Yard, a UK-based investigating agency did Bayelsa state, Nigeria and the world a great deal of good when it exposed the financial impropriety of late DSP Alamieyeseigha in 2005. He was the embattled ex-governor of oil-rich Bayelsa state in Nigeria. He was charged with many counts of money-laundering. His … Continue reading The Extended Metaphor In Alamieyeseigha
Dear compatriots, I must take a moment to commend you for your tireless fight against the menace called ‘Bokoharam’, that has ripped our beloved country of its peace most especially the north-eastern region. As a concerned citizen, I would like to lay emphasis on some that would aid the fight against Bokoharam. 1. Welfare: The … Continue reading BOKOHARAM: Memo To Nigeria Military Agents
SOME LITERARY SHRINE LAWS by SIR A-ONE Abraka, Nigeria 1. Never attempt to write for just awards sake 2. Never make a Critic your enemy 3. No matter how good You are, others will always point out the errors You cannot see in your work 4. Always respect the Pengicians ahead of You 5. When … Continue reading SOME LITERARY SHRINE LAWS by GOODNEWS ERUEMUARE
Will I like for you to see me this way? Its not just as saying I don’t want to simply express myself or show how I really feel but what will it portray to you about my personality? Being a good person is a gracious feat to achieve especially when you are faced with various … Continue reading Integrity In Check
Dear Lawyers, I don’t know whether I can call myself a lawyer. I know I read law at Ahmadu Bello University, my law school at the Lagos campus of the Nigerian Law School and was called to the bar (not the beer parlor bar for those who dont know) but inspite of all these I … Continue reading Dear Lawyers
Yes, you read that right- YOU DON’T DESERVE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL WRITER!!! Hold on, hold on, don’t fight me just yet. You are in a boxing ring right now and your opponent is you! I am just the ref!! Let it echo over and over again in your consciousness. You reading this piece, you … Continue reading You, Yes You! You Don’t Deserve To Be A Successful Writer!!
If you’re reading this, then I know there’s hope. Hope that someone out there will know there are people on this side. Hope that our story will tell you about our world, our lives and our side. Hope that soon, you will know about the other side. These are our ‘Tales From The Other … Continue reading Tales From The Other Side
My Random Thoughts on Africa Africa, tell me Africa Is this you, this back that is bent, This back that breaks under the weight of humiliation, This back trembling with red scars And saying yes to the whip under the midday sun? But a grave voice answers me: Impetuous son, that tree young and strong, … Continue reading
“Oh my God! you are such a great writer. What is your secret?” If you are a lover of words strung into beautiful sentences and, ultimately, compelling stories, you must have made that statement and asked that question before. We all love secrets, they give us a sense of mystery, importance and deification. I always … Continue reading The Secret To Being A Great Writer
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have unquestionably been highly successful in bolstering governments’ commitment to poverty reduction, achieving basic education and health, promoting gender equality and environmental sustainability, and bridging the gaps in human development. In spite of these progresses, globalized education is still a requisite and the primary tool in achieving the Post-2015 Global … Continue reading The Role of Globalized Education in Achieving the Post-2015 Development Agenda
The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entry Writers have two months to enter their short story. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience. The Prize is awarded for the best piece … Continue reading The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entry
Believe it or not, Nigerians are not buying ebooks… Because I’m not William Shakespeare? No! Because I’m not Chimamanda Adichie or Nnedi Okoroafor or Onyeka Nwelue or Kiru Taye or Helon Habila or Myne Whitman? No, no, no, no, no and no! Let me tell you the reason: Nigerians are not buying ebooks because of … Continue reading Nigerians Are Not Buying Ebooks Because…
Babies making babies Congratulations! She gave birth to a baby girl, Said the nurse. “olorun a wo, olorun a dasi” (God bless and protect her) said another. “God bless the new born” “we thank God for this bundle of joy, may she be part of us in Jesus name” co-tenants of Aunty Folu also greeted … Continue reading Babies making babies
Wow! This morning, I decided to do things differently. Out of the billions of issues to discuss, I would reminiscent on how I saw advertising as a child. When I was growing up in my home country, the television set was a big deal. You could be lucky to have just one in a whole … Continue reading Why I Loved Advertising As A Child