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Don’t Die For Them

25/03/2015 “Don’t die for them. Yes, don’t die for them. You are not Jesus”. Jide woke up with a start. It was his late uncle again. Always coming into his dreams to give him advice. His late uncle who was the father he never had, and treated him like the son he never had. “Don’t die for them…?” he...

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Last Christmas – With my Inlaws

Jennifer and I had been dating for 2 years, and last Christmas her family asked me to come spend the holidays at their country home with them. Of course I was both excited and scared. I was going to be in the same house with my ‘in-laws’ …my father in-law especially. He was a Brigadier General in the Nigerian...

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Guilty as Charged …

From August to October 2014 I was part of the #ForwardNigeria project. What is #ForwardNigeria …? A movement that highlights the achievements of Goodluck Jonathan’s government. I was invited to join and I agreed. Why did I? I have always been a critic of the GEJ administration. I always felt he wasn’t doing enough. But there are two sides...

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Ebola: The Ripple Effect

Based loosely on currently Happening Events 20-07-2014 A tear dropped from his left eye as he thought about Anna again. How could she be dead? How? Anna, the best sister anyone could ever have. Anna, his only sister … who made so many sacrifices to ensure he went to college and become the man he is today. Anna. Dead....

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Lagos … and my Polythene Bag

No, I’m not a plantain boy. But I admire Timaya’s music. And I most definitely love plantain – bole’d, dodo’ed, porridge’d, or chipped. I came into Lagos 4 years ago, with nothing but a polythene bag, an Engineering degree, and a dream. Ok, it wasn’t a polythene bag, but, you’ll agree it sounds more dramatic. Anyways, the point is,...

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I do Not – Episode 7

I do Not – Episode 7 SEVEN “Every operation has a short cut,” the AutoCAD instructor was saying. “Tap ‘L’ and hit the ‘space bar’ to activate the line tool,” he added. “Done…?” he asked the trainees. Everyone acquiesced except Donald. “Young man … young man…” he called again, tapping Donald’s desk. “Yes … yes sir…” Donald stuttered, snapping...

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I do Not – Episode 6

I do Not They went to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in a convoy of three cars. Bishop Obuh was chauffeured in a Peugeot 407, Mrs Obuh drove her Toyota Camry while Chinedu, Catherine and Donald rode in the Cherokee. When the female voice behind the microphone announced that passengers for the Lagos-Heathrow flight should start boarding, they bid...

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Ultimate Experience

Where I’m from, 10million Naira is a lot of money. But after my Gulder Ultimate experience, I have come to believe that it is a LOT MORE money where some other people are from. I mean, I used to think I desperately needed money and fame, but there are thousands of people who need it more desperately. I’ve been...

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I do Not – Episode 1 to 5

I do Not – Part ONE PRELUDE ONE Donald’s face was a mask of horror when he finished reading the letter for a second time. Ten minutes ago, when he had seen the addresser he had looked and felt like ‘the cat that ate the canary bird’- excited. After the first read, he had felt amused. This definitely was...

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Bed of Roses

Who said life isn’t a bed of roses…? Of course, life is sweet….sweet when you’re wealthy. I am not only rich, I am famous as well….Rich, Famous and…hehehe….very handsome! The Limousine was very close to the Staples Center, Los Angeles; venue for the 56th GRAMMY Awards. I had been nominated in seven different categories including the Honorium Glorium- Album...