Since I moved to the big city I had learnt to wake at exactly 4:20, it was necessary if I wanted to beat the mammoth third mainland-bridge traffic. I’d say my prayers, rub and shine then dissolve into the dense stream of chaos and anarchy. Living in this city taught me one thing, rage. It … Continue reading Change
When he collected the car keys on that fateful afternoon of April 1, 2018, he had no inkling that Fate would teach him a very valuable lesson that many of us today give no attention. That only a thin line separates life, which is a gift, from death. Abdulsalami Gbolahan Ridwan was born 24 years … Continue reading Elic Season Ii: Edutainment Is Where Entertainment Meets Education.
Some call it the civil war While others choose to call it the biafran war For two and the half years it lasted. That war that was synonymous to starvation. For if we eastern brethens have separated Where would “bia” be in Wazobia? That war that begat peace And restored unity. Despite many heroes fell … Continue reading We Remember
This is Nigeria, live with in…or not
Episode 1 . . I woke up late because i didn’t sleep early last night, i was busy chatting with friends and was also thinking of the screening i will be going for. I just got admitted to kaduna state university (KASU) to study pharmacy and today is the screening. I woke up from bed … Continue reading The Fame (episode 1)
Like every other day, I was buried in the deep slumber I finally had the chance to savor, and like every other night, it was predestined to be another short sleep. Needless to say that it was necessary to make the best use of that moment before we were awoken to the new day’s burdens. … Continue reading Chased (or something like that)
Around September of 2017, a certain OAP granted an interview on the subject of tithing to a TV station owned by a popular blogger. In the interview, he cited a number of scriptural verses as ‘evidence’ in support of his condemnation of pastors demanding and receiving tithes from members, and also tried to discourage those … Continue reading Season’s Greetings III: Nigerian, Ignore Loudmouths…
Each time I try to do it right, I fail myself. I’ve tried all I could but I keep getting it wrong. The other day, someone’s comment on my wall made me want to give up writing but I told myself I would write again and again and again but I keep failng and failing … Continue reading Writing Is Not For Little Children
Although countless Bible scholars as well as critics accept the birth and death of Jesus Christ as two uncontested facts about his earthly life, the same cannot be said about his supposed date of birth, something almost every expert have practically discarded. Today’s Christians as well tend to agree with the idea that Jesus … Continue reading Season’s Greetings II: The Most Significant Birth In History
What really prompt me to volunteer as a delegate to witness the burial of our mate was not really known to me until I went to Opume community, the origin and burial place of the body of our brother and friend. The night before the day I volunteered, saw myself at the burial ceremony … Continue reading My Visit To Opume in Bayelsa
Last year, I wrote a series of articles tagged ‘Christmas Specials’ which ran through the four Sundays of December, 2017. My intention then, as it is now, is to shed some light on Christmas, the central figure we celebrate annually, and us. But before all that, I’d like to offer my sincere apologies to my … Continue reading Season’s Greetings I: Echoes Of Ancient Scrolls.
The Radical Christian Pope francis once described Jesus as a radical. I wondered why the religious leader would use a word associated with violence and terrorism ,as I thought for Jesus.I quickly checked the dictionary where I discovered a radical is one who advocate for change. I had portrayed. Jesus as a nice, gentle ,quiet … Continue reading Would Jesus have condemned Daddy Freeze?
I was driving one Saturday afternoon with my three year old child beside me. On reaching a road block, I was stopped by the policemen. ” Park” they instructed. I quickly complied, brought out all his vehicle particular and stocked it through the window before they asked. ” No be why I park you be that. … Continue reading Little Savior
Welcome to UNEC; the second daughter of the mothering Nsukka campus, birthed in 1961 in a serene corner of the very heart of Enugu city; a professional training hub for bright intellectual minds on an unwaivering quest for academic conquest. Interestingly, whenever a story of UNEC is told; a metaphoric allusion is tendered unto her … Continue reading Welcome to UNEC
This could be You… “Maggie, I noticed how well you do with your writing. I have a major problem with mine. It seems there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done and then be able to write also. How do you do it? How can you help me?” This was the … Continue reading A Call For Writers