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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.

MEMO TO DEAR PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

My Dear President Permit me to allocate 10 minutes of your precious time to myself and to all concerned citizens this morning. I listened to your televised address yesterday and my initial shock gave way to outrage. You seemed to be angry with Nigerians when many of us are actually ...

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Mark Wahlberg is Now the Highest-Paid Actor

Mark Wahlberg has surpassed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to become the highest paid actor in 2017. Once known as the rapper Marky Mark, Wahlberg is without question the most successful musician-turned-actor working today, having amassed dozens of film credits since his debut in the Danny DeVito comedy drama, Renaissance Man, ...

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MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON (Episode 3)

Previously on MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON… * We hastened across the small field towards the patch where the three dragons lay in the sun. The strong sea wind, smelling strongly of salt, blew Daenerys’ hair behind her. I struggled along the rocky terrain after her, my ice-blue robe billowing ...

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Banana Island Ghost Is Proof That New Nollywood Is Still On A Long Thing

Let me just start this review off with a spoiler alert, because to say what I have to say, I have to give away much of what I saw. Banana Island Ghost had one of those PR wonder machines that worked it into a movie everyone simply must see. And ...

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LYING IN WAIT

Dust we are and onto dust we shall return. The words are reverberating in my mind as I watch the busy shovels dumping soil on the casket that had Odiola in it. *** I met him on a lazy Saturday. I’d gone out to buy bread and I couldn’t help ...

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“Nobody is born hating another person…” The Things They Tweet

Here’s a great example of the stark difference between the current American presidency and the last: in the wake of Trump’s horrific response to the Charlottesville tragedy, where he condemned “both sides” as responsible for the violence that occurred at a white supremacist, Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Barack Obama tweeted ...

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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)

Previously on MY SISTER AND THE DRAGON… * 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 ...

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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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