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Love and Tennis (Part 2: Love-30)

Prelude: Love is equal to tennis, and plainly so. The Tennis scoring system is almost as complex as a romantic relationship. Previously in this series, the initial point of a romantic feeling developing was being discussed. How does it grow? Let’s play… At what stage should feelings be mutual? That depends on a lot of...
June 22, 2018
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Life is a Sport: Sack Race

I was often said to have an athletic stature, the large bones in particular, but I had a sports nightmare as a kid to really love it beyond keeping fit and healthy and leaving the extra passion for sports on TV and games on devices. Having older ones who did everything from football to gymnastics...
June 20, 2018
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The Thief Around Your Neck

If nothing has been stolen from you in Lagos, then you are lucky. I thought I was careful enough to avoid this menace when I lost something very valuable, stolen from me from someone trying hard to be nice. That was then, when my Lagos sojourn was still young. Well, I could be excused because...
June 13, 2018
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Human Traffic

In Lagos, words and phrases have a different meaning from what they do elsewhere. We adopt one attitude: turning what annoys us to something that amuses us and laughing it off with humour. That is the Spirit of Lagos! So, when you are on your way to work and you see people struggling to pass...
June 12, 2018
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FOLKTALE: Tortoise in the House of Food (The Nike Arts Gallery Lesson)

I grew up listening to folktales. Often, those stories were about the tortoise and how cunning and 'wise' these slow creatures are. Well, my generation did not question those stories like young ones today would because at the end of the stories there were moral lessons clearly spelt out. One of those stories I remember...
June 8, 2018
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Oil Wails

(Port Harcourt, January 2016. For the fear of “educated militancy”) The price I pay for peace is too great, the price I pay is a disgrace Do I, wail my wails to the whales, or listen to your fairy tales? I am here, carrying my file to join every file, searching for ghostly jobs. You...
June 6, 2018
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