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Beauty In The Broken: The Inside Story

Lawyers are not just people with wigs and gowns, they know the law and thus know what can make or break you. That said, it is best we let the Chair of Judges speak. She was not a judge per se, but someone that judged the process and made sure that we stayed within the bounds of legality. More to...

The Egret

It was an unusual night. Its blackness hovered like evil cloaks, ready to pounce on the unsuspecting, covering every sparkle of hope with gloom. Occasionally, the fragile silence was pierced by distant gunshots. They ripped through the air like ugba pods when they explode in the harmattan: expected, yet equally startling.   Amanute peeped through the window of the unusual hut...

The Team of Life

(For Ndiana Essien and Mrs. Adetoun Mohammed) “Papa Bear…” Amanda called out to her father. It was a name she called him by when she was teasing him or wanted something from him. “Yes, my panda!” he replied, between munches of succulent bamboo leaves. They could hear birds chirping as they flew from tree to tree, like travelers looking for...

EYE WEY DEY TALK (OJU TO N SORO)

One of the first Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin phrases I learnt are as above. I was barely 7. I cannot remember where exactly I learnt it from, but for years my mind has associated it with Ola Rotimi and his The God's Are Not To Blame book which had a glass-wearing man on the cover. I kept wondering as a...

Telling It To The Blank Pages

You know... I used to write years back because I wanted to come out of a shell, a kind of world that was closed, one I created I guess. We all have created those worlds at one time or the other I now realize. You see, I always let my emotions get the better of me, I cannot say if...