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Abuja Is For Jesus!

Some years ago in Abuja, I attended COZA. The service was going well. Good sermon, fantastic praise and worship – service was just perfect. So it happened that when the offering basket was going round (I had tucked in a very generous amount of my money into the envelope handed ...

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THERE IS NO SHAME IN LOVE

It has always lived in his eyes, dancing in the shadows and avoiding the light, afraid of being discovered. Yet I already knew it was there. But he didn’t know I knew. It sometimes escaped in between his words, galloping out in his sighs and laughter, then promptly disappearing, like ...

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OVER HIS DEAD BODY

My uncle was an obstinate widower. He had five daughters, whom he loved deeply, but not as much as he loved being an Edo man. He had no sons, and dreamt continually about the Edo son-in-laws he would have when his daughters got married. Each day, as his daughters grew ...

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TWO WIDOWS AND A HUSBAND

No matter what they said, he would not hear of it. His mind was made up, this Uncle of mine. He was tall and broad-shouldered with a voice that boomed. I can never remember a time when his head wasn’t shaved smooth. His wife was actually my blood relation, not ...

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I Sometimes Wonder About Love

I sometimes wonder about love… Not the physical kind that flutters away with a warm, passionate night. The other kind… That deep rush of emotions that sates you and then overwhelms you, that makes you more alive than you’ve ever been, all the while threatening to kill you if it’s ...

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THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN

She is filled with so much hate. Each day her Facebook update has a post of something, someone or some place that she hates. And she has thousands of people who feed on her hate, people who worship at the Facebook altar of her hatred. Then I ran into her, ...

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The Timeline Of A Lesbian

Originally published on nigeriangenius.com The year is 1994. I am born. I exist. The year is 1998. I’m a four year old girl. My family and I have just relocated to the US from Lagos. As we settle into the new country, we’re staying with one of my aunts and ...

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The god of Man

My friend is desperate. She is in search of a miracle. She is chasing God all around the world. Yesternight she was at the Kirk Franklin concert at House on the Rock Church. Before that, she had attended two services at two different churches earlier in the day. She says ...

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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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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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