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CORPERS’ LODGE (FINAL EPISODE)

WRITER’S NOTE: We have come to the end of this crazy series. To those who have been reading this series and never commented, I challenge you to come out of your caves and say something today. I am Kingsley Okechukwu and I have lots of other short stories you might ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XX

The first CDS meeting after the national elections took place on the last day of April. The top agenda – election of a new CLO. Bako, the chairman of Road Safety CDS group, had been mandated by the LGI to conduct the election. But the LGI thought we didn’t need ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XIX

To read the previous episode of Corpers’ Lodge, Click HERE. * I knew he was Micah’s brother the moment I saw him. He was a little taller and slimmer than his elder brother, but that nose, those dimples, the complexion had been part of Cemetery Lodge for eight months, engraved ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XVIII

The sun was at its furious best. Even the expressway in Ikirun was deserted, save for a few people foolish enough to be about. Micah was travelling to Lagos to attend a cousin’s wedding but such was the ill will of the sun that I began to question the existence ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XVII

The first point of call for voters was the first assistant presiding officer’s table. The APO 1 had Jega’s card reader. He would authenticate the voter’s permanent card to ascertain whether the card was from INEC and belonged to this polling unit. This successful, he would then verify that the ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XVI

It was the 27th day of March, a day to the postponed presidential election. It was late in the afternoon. I was standing in that famous motor park/filling station in the Old Garage Oshogbo, waiting for IBK. Since the day I nearly died donating blood to her, I hadn’t set ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XV

I woke up with a slight pain in my ribs, the exact place where Chiemeke shot me in the dream. It was Election Day. I stamped to my feet. Not even a bullet in real life would keep me away from today’s exercise. I didn’t even have time to pray, ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XIII

Previously on Corper’s Lodge… * I sat with one buttock in the middle row of an overcrowded classroom full of corps members, fighting to remain awake without forfeiting my sanity. It was the third and final day of a most tasking INEC ad hoc staff training. Today, boredom stood in ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XII

The story in the lips of everyone in the local government area was that a student slapped a corper, and so other corpers grabbed the brat and beat him to unconsciousness. It was an epic story and Memorial was in the middle of it. For once, Cemetery Lodge was cited ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XI

I had gone to the market to buy soup things. Ugu leaves had been scarce since November and as I hadn’t learned to eat ewedu, efo and a dozen other vegetables flooding the marketplace, I decided to buy just okra and cook it with ponmo. I bought ponmo, but there ...

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