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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

DROID III

Previously on DROID… * CHAPTER 8 (PRESENT) I KNOW YOU ARE THERE, AMANDA. The extra-large words scrolled across the screen on the clean room workstation slowly enough for Amanda to read them on the security monitor. “That’s not possible,” Amanda said quietly. YES IT IS. Amanda felt the skin around ...

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MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON (Episode 2)

Tension hung as thick as the smoke that had covered the air minutes ago. A light wind was beginning to blow the stench of burnt flesh in our direction as if to emphasize the silent threat. “You will not kneel.” Daenerys’ voice came chipped like ice. It was not a ...

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DROID II

Previously on DROID… * CHAPTER 5 (PAST) I AM DROID. WHO ARE YOU? Amanda focused on those words for two long minutes before replying. Professional expert systems were never personalized. Their language interfaces were mechanical and always in the third person. She felt a rush of cool shivers roll up ...

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“Gay culture is harming straight men,” heterosexual blogger laments

Is the acceptance and promotion of LGTBQ culture harming straight men? According to right-wing blogger Ben Bera, the answer is a resounding YES! “I’m here to talk about how gay rights and the acceptance of gay culture in the mainstream is harming men on a personal level,” Bera writes in ...

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DROID

CHAPTER 1 (PRESENT) Amanda Okeke was pulled from the beautiful hands of sleep by the urgent phone call from Ebitech’s building manager telling her that DROID was trying to kill Dr. Walter Ekanem. It was not an easy way to wake up. “Sorry, Tony…” she said to the manager, trying ...

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Kim Kardashian’s Open Letter About Motherhood Is Honest & Sweet

In a blog post on Friday, Kim Kardashian wrote an open letter about motherhood and how everything changes once you have kids. In a good way, of course. In honor of National Son’s and Daughter’s Day, Kardashian-West wrote that having Saint, 20 months old, and 4-year-old North (and another baby ...

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When The Bully Said Sorry

He was a nightmare – this boy who is now a man. He loved the pain he inflicted and the grief he left in his wake. And we feared him. Years have passed since I last saw him. But the morning came at Spar in Lekki when I ran into ...

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THAT’S MICHAEL

That’s Michael. Splashed on the front page of the dailies, he’s the first in a queue of 42 gay men who were arrested by the police in Nigeria last week. White singlet – white, like the long white garment that flowed to his ankles when I saw him, almost ten ...

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Breaks Viewership Record Despite HBO Leak

With a battle royal for control of the Seven Kingdoms, a scorched army and an injured dragon, Sunday’s Game of Thrones was a visual feast that was rewarded with an all-time viewership high despite the widespread hack of HBO and an unrelated leak of the episode last week. With an ...

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GAY PEOPLE ARE NOT THE CAUSE OF NIGERIA’S PROBLEMS

I read with disbelief the arrest of 40 gay men in Lagos recently. Gay people are not the problem with Nigeria. The people destroying this country are walking free. We know who they are – thieving politicians, conniving clergy, unscrupulous businessmen, paedophiles, rapists, corporate tax evaders, multinationals that pollute the ...

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