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Diligence: From a boy to a man

I want to tell you a true story. Three years ago, I came back home to stay with my nuclear family full time, after been away for the better part of the last five years. I felt out of my skin when I arrived back, because I wasn’t really into the area anymore. Most of … Continue reading Diligence: From a boy to a man

And Ndu set forth… – 13

And Ndu set forth… – 13

* * * * * The Murtala Mohammed International airport, Ikeja had not changed in Ukah’s eyes when he emerged from the airliner en route from Ottawa, Canada. He had been a former undergraduate at Schulich School of Business, York University. Before his present predicament, he had been in a pay-roll of a Columbian multi-millionaire … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 13

And Ndu set for… – 11

And Ndu set for… – 11

Bamako, Mali had a peculiar scenery; and the mode of dressing of its people not quite distinct from that found in norther Nigeria. The city seemed to be opened to most people and refugees fleeing from, West African war affected areas, political persecution and plights. The polity seemed to allow them settle for a while … Continue reading And Ndu set for… – 11

And Ndu set forth… – 10

And Ndu set forth… – 10

The whole air was filled with tear gas like a gas chamber. The dispersed crowd was shedding tears from the after-effect of the tear gas as they went their different ways leaving behind the bean cake woman whose fire spot would have been a place for murder. Some labs had engaged in a physical combat … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 10

And Ndu set forth… – 7

And Ndu set forth… – 7

The sun was shining brightly above the sky on the high way heading towards the capital. Leaving the high way behind, on getting to the second roundabout to the capital, a luxurious bus stopped so passengers could alight. After the second roundabout to the capital, by the left a tall building -Bank of the North, … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 7

And Ndu set forth… – 6

And Ndu set forth… – 6

Ndu was perpending how his meagre wage could not help accomplish his set goals. And the academic strike had lingered longer than expected. He was in the factory; a night shift. There came a faint chant from a distance. No one had envisaged the matter in that light. The faint chant came up again from … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 6

And Ndu set forth… – 5

And Ndu set forth… – 5

In the polythene factory, his duty was to arrange the polythene for the machine to cut into the required specification. The manager had earlier introduced him to the factory supervisor. There were two batches – the morning and evening shifts. In his batch, the workers were fierce looking. The supervisor told Ndu to feel at … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 5

And Ndu set forth… – 1

The sky was cloudy and the atmostphere damp. The laterite ground was slippery, making manoeuvre bungling, except an experienced grown up who had mastered the situation each time it rained could walk through the red earth. The memories of the civil war still lingered, being a side that had gone through the conflict, was trying … Continue reading And Ndu set forth… – 1

Yes! I Can – The Power Of Positive Thinking

You will never experience how powerful the word I CAN is,until you put it to use. Before this write-up, I used to think, “I can’t write!”. I allowed different thoughts to cross my mind. Thoughts like- I can’t, it is a waste of time or even that how many will appreciate it. But I was … Continue reading Yes! I Can – The Power Of Positive Thinking