COLONIALISM

We have the wind again The sun came before The rain came after We have the wind again We were covered before Now our roof has been blown We have the wind again We spoke to our gods before Now we speak in tongues We have the wind again Now our lives can never be […]

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OF NIGERIAN WOMEN IN VIOLENT & ABUSIVE MARRIAGES

In recent times, we have been inundated with a flurry of news items, setting formal as well as social media ablaze over the issue of domestic violence, involving the married Nigerian woman as victims in a largely disproportionate number of cases. I have put it like this, so as not to sound indifferent to the […]

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JIGAWA CORPER (XIII)

The Dental Clinic at Hadejia General Hospital was just a room of three by two metres dimension, with a single dental chair that looked more like an old Barber chair, and couldn’t be reclined, but can be raised or brought down, by employing a foot pedal behind it. Ventilation was by a window at the […]

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THE IGBO CURSE

I woke up at 2:30am this morning to catch up with the news and stuff on my timeline I missed while asleep. Nigerian news usually holds nothing good most times, yet I decided to start there, interestingly, I cannot now remember the first I read, but the second which was on the list of “IN […]

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RIVERS (STATE) OF BLOOD

Late yesterday evening I came across a news item from the Punch News(paper) online, that the paramount ruler of Orokpor village in Rumueme Community, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area (Nigeria‘s most deadly LGA, in my estimation) of Rivers State, Charles Miniku, was shot and killed on Friday, while he was meeting with other chiefs inside […]

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A SABBATH CHURCH ENCOUNTER

“Pls sir, my names are XY, i came across ur post online n felt i cud confide in u to ask u this question, it goes this way,i attended a sabbath church not long ago in search of spiritual help for my problems, the prophet demanded for money which i paid, mean while he told […]

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JIGAWA CORPER (XII)

The journey from Gumel to Hadejia where he was posted was about two hours. He was too engrossed in thought about the future to notice anything on the way to Hadejia. The few times he looked out the window of the Kombi bus conveying his group of corpers, he saw just sparse arid land with […]

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