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How I Met Your Murder 2: Sent To Golgotha

How I Met Your Murder 2: Sent To Golgotha

***** This is a continuation of the series. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. *****   The Man In Black tried opening his eyes, but they felt heavy and sore. All he could see was thick darkness. He could hear some distant noises too, but couldn’t tell what the pandemonium … Continue reading How I Met Your Murder 2: Sent To Golgotha

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The Clarion Call II

Walking up from the field, the illustrious Mammy Market was set in a small, uppermost north-east corner of the camp. It had little less than one score canopies spread out in all directions, including centre. I think most people went there primarily for food, I know I did and the majority of traders there sold … Continue reading The Clarion Call II

The Clarion Call I

On that day, one hundred thousand young men and women were summoned from the solace of their homes to one of almost three dozen centers across this country. I was one of them and like each of my colleagues, I had no choice in the matter. We were all going to ‘serve our nation’ with … Continue reading The Clarion Call I

National Disservice

Onyinye looks up as Peter makes an entrance into her bedroom. Dressed in an over-sized National Youth Service Corp khaki uniform, the matching beret turned backwards, he’s crooning P-Square’s latest song in a shrill falsetto. “Omalicha…what a beautiful Onyinye.” A weak smile temporarily brightens Onyinye’s downcast face. She had been afraid that despite the pleading … Continue reading National Disservice

Spelling the Bee in Victoria Island

Spelling the Bee in Victoria Island

            According to the Wikipedia, a spelling bee is a competition, where the contestants, usually children, are asked to spell English words. Each time a contestant is unable to spell a word correctly, they are eliminated and this removal process continues until an overall winner and some runner-ups emerge. And while the Wikipedia accounts that … Continue reading Spelling the Bee in Victoria Island

NYSC Drama CD Group Discovers New Talents in Kuramo

         These days in Nigeria and with the global economic situation, classroom education is not enough to give youths a source of income. In fact, education does not guaranty employment rather, it makes students employable. As such, youths who have seen the four walls of high schools and universities with the evidence of due certificates … Continue reading NYSC Drama CD Group Discovers New Talents in Kuramo

Abuja: the pretty ugly city I once never knew

For many who live outside the Federal capital, Abuja is a paradise of sorts. Some people, I’m sure, imagine her streets lined with gold and her houses floating mid-air. Am I the right person to scorn them? I really don’t think so. Reason? Some ten months back, I was a strong member of that school … Continue reading Abuja: the pretty ugly city I once never knew

I’ve loved you, I’ve loved you. There’s nothing I can do

It is not a crime to love someone; to place your heart in the hands of the person you trust and open yourself wide enough to accommodate all the nuances and various inconsistencies that would ordinarily be annoying but with him is cute. It is not a sin to dream of forever; a life of … Continue reading I’ve loved you, I’ve loved you. There’s nothing I can do

Lost in the streets of Lagos

Lost in the streets of Lagos

Barely eight months I completed the national Youth Service programme for graduates, I moved to Lagos with a renewed spirit and my nagging quest to groove on a greener pasture. The stories of the city’s prospects prompted my decision. On top of these stories was the believe that a week of intensive search for job … Continue reading Lost in the streets of Lagos