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THAT BOY FROM JIGAWA

“The suspects were said to have formed a disciplinary committee to deal with the deceased after they SUSPECTED him to be a homosexual. So on that fateful day, they decided to deal with him where they allegedly took him to the bush and beat him up with sticks.” The following ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 14)

Previously on THE RETURN… * Jennifer Obiorah watched her husband from where she sat in their bedroom. Short dark hair framed her pixie-perfect face and she wore Capri pants that showed off her slim ankles that were crossed one over the other. She was in her late twenties, tiny and ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 13)

Previously on THE RETURN… * James spoke haltingly at first, hesitant with his narrative. Then as the words came out of him, pushed forth by the stirring of his memories of the past, he began speaking without any reserve, recounting in details his growing up to the man seated close ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 11)

Previously on THE RETURN… * Francesca scrunched up her face into an expression that reflected incomprehension. “You have no memory of killing him?” she echoed, her brows lifted in question. At first, James did not understand her words to be a question, but when her silence lingered, pregnant with expectation, her ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 10)

Previously on THE RETURN… * 22 Years Ago She was on her knees, a downcast image, pleading desperately in the presence of her husband. Her eyes were moist, reddened, wounded with tears. “I’m so, so sorry…” she repeated for what would be the umpteenth time that night. She pleaded even ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 8)

Previously on THE RETURN… * 26 Years Ago It won’t happen again. It won’t happen again. Those were the words Cynthia repeated in her head as she layered her face with makeup while staring at her image in the mirror. They were the words she had continually murmured to herself ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 7)

Previously on THE RETURN… * 27 Years Ago The sun was an angry ball in the sky. It scorched, without restraint, those who were unfortunate enough to be moving about on the thoroughfares of Lagos without the shelter of a shade, a roof or the inside of a car. The sun ...

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I HAD A DREAM…ABOUT ANOTHER SCORNED WOMAN

‘Guys, it’s a few hours before our meet,’ Enobong types her comment unto the Facebook chat that is secluded behind the doors of the Smart Alec Roundtable (SART) group. ‘What’s the final head count? Who and who is coming?’ ‘I’m coming,’ Enaji is the first to respond. ‘Aye, aye, ma’am,’ ...

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ALHAJI

“Objection overruled,” the bespectacled judge said again. This case was exasperating. She had allowed the badgering go on, hoping the accused would break down and confess. But it didn’t seem likely to happen soon. “You were spotted with the victim, Miss Chioma, aged six, on Friday the thirteenth of September ...

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THE RETURN (Episode 3)

Previously on THE RETURN… * 3 Months Ago James was rocking with about on his seat with hysterical laughter. Sandra had just regaled him with tales of her hilarious and dramatic encounters with her neighbors. “Can you imagine?” she said with a mock sneer. “That wretched crone, Mrs. Amaliri, seriously ...

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