After all the hugs and greetings, we headed home and I was very happy to see Chris. On our way back home to my Aunty Ada’s place, we were stopped by the cops at probably three different checkpoints but they let us go after Nixon showed his Military ID. I told Chris and Nixon all … Continue reading Engaged But Available (2)
PART 7- I Can Never Do Anything Right! Terrance was highly upset, how dare that Segun guy talk to him like that! He was only being a friend and comforting Lola. He was pretty sure that Lola’s tears had something to do with Segun, she’s been so distance lately. Throughout the rest of the service, … Continue reading Uneven Paths of Love-Part 7
Young people were all over the place, most of them were strangers and non- indigenes. Bike men and other transporters had an uncanny way of detecting these new comers; they were having a field day, charging the unwitting newcomers exorbitantly for the shortest distance. The National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp had just been opened, … Continue reading Orientation Camp (1)
As embarrassing days go, this was a kicker. It was Easter Sunday finally. I had waited and waited for this day. I had abstained for forty days as was mandatory for Catholics – a way of identifying with the sufferings of Our Lord Jesus Christ I guess. I had abstained from makeup, too much fun … Continue reading As embarassing days go
I The sky bowed down The earth stand still The ambience is changing Beloved, you have cast charm on me My desire is different My love is crazy
The second conclusion I came to about NYSC was that until the scheme is discontinued, development will elude some parts of this country. However, before I discuss that, let me talk about what I can only call the hypocrisy of NYSC. According to the NYSC Decree of 1993, one of the functions of NYSC is … Continue reading The Case Against NYSC (2).
I long for greener pastures, brighter hopes. I long to sketch ‘SAIL’ on this stagnant sand. I long to understand sweet Nature, to cope with the world’s complication– Life’s harsh bond. At least two mansions; worst, the swiftest cars, a son with exact semblance, a wife like a mom. I’ll build a tower beneath the … Continue reading I Long for Nothing
She gave him the things he never experienced The rare things money could not buy She loved him with all of her heart He felt the same way for her Yet, he made choices outside of her Just because, His ego was too big He never told her the sweet thoughts he had for … Continue reading Ego
One night the extra bone found a use in the morning he ribbed her his new muse inspiring him to shooting stars but all she could aim for were glass ceilings in spite, she gave him the apple after that you are what happened Naivety was the traveller’s mistake deserts and hard roots were the … Continue reading The Outcome
CHARACTERS:- A YOUNG WOMAN A YOUNG MAN (In an empty department of a higher institution. A bench is placed beside a wall riddled with papers stuck to it. These papers contain a variety of departmental and S. U. G. announcements and also literary pieces. A female undergraduate is seen sitting on that bench, reading somebody … Continue reading A Name
In the last episode, I talked about my ridiculous job and how difficult it became to keep my head up especially after Madam L’s exit. I had to endure the job and its frustrations for a little while until a particular incident finally made me decide it was time to wake up and smell the … Continue reading Geebee’s Trip 18: All In The Name Of A ‘job’
“It’s a girl” Amara walked away from the clinic despondent. This could only be described as the worst day of her life. Several thoughts crossed her mind as she walked blindly to the car park. She had had enough. Amara and Ezekiel had been married for 9 years. He was her first love and her … Continue reading Last Straw
“They will not kill my child!” she shouted. Hot blood wrestled in the hands of Ebele as she drove the wheels beyond speed limits. The call from Ajoke had jolted her from the office. Last week, when Ajoke told her about the video CDs circulating town, she had branded the stuff as “dirty African politics”. … Continue reading The Governor’s Amala
It was his only chance to get out alive. He jumped out the window, knowing the entrance to the flat was surrounded. ….And he ran like he had never run before! The memories of the event populated his thoughts, confusing his steps as he ran along the streets: destination unknown! *** They had ransacked the … Continue reading 21st of July
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) means different things to different people. To some it is a laudable initiative, an opportunity for young Nigerians to physically contribute their part to the development of their nation. To others, it is a way to temporarily solve a bit of the massive unemployment problem that plagues Nigeria today. … Continue reading My Case Against NYSC (1).