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You Are Here (A Tribute To Ohax)

Been moping at my notepad and my thoughts are not coming together. Do I blame them? They are flung far, scattered, apart to the many memories that you graced with your selfless self. I want to cry more, but I can’t. Even if I had more tears, I wouldn’t. Let ...

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NOT JUST ANOTHER HORROR STORY

The period was June, 2006 in Ibadan. My husband, Owen, was in his service year then and I was quite unemployed, so I was with him in Ibadan. We lived in a house with four rooms. He and I stayed in one. Three other guys each took one room. One ...

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FOR TOPE

We all called her Aunty Tope. In 2013, I rented a shop beside hers in one of the ‘modern’ markets in Lagos State. At that time, I was moving back and forth between Lagos and Abuja and needed storage for some of my things. The shop also served as a ...

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Curtain Falls: Goodbye, Chuka Rudy Ngonadi

Curtain Opens. I am presently at Uzuakoli Uruala for the internment of Chuka Rudy Ngonadi, a fine soul, an intellectual and literary power house. How did I meet Barrister Chuka? Facebook. Fortunately, Chuka was one of the few that guzzled my write ups and went a step further by commenting ...

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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 12)

Previously on THE RETURN… * Staying through the funeral to the end was a grueling task for James. The service was at best a bore and at worst unbearable. He tried not to let his ennui show on his face as the pastor, a balding, burly man with a leathery face ...

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Orlando Shooting: What We Know and Don’t Know

A gunman who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State killed 50 people and wounded 53 more when he opened fire in a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday. It was the worst mass shooting in American history. Who Is the Suspect? The gunman was Omar Mateen, 29, an ...

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Remember Akuwa

Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn’t magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning. —Carrie Jones In November last year, we brought to you a story about a friend of ours battling to ...

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Abako (Episode 8)

Previously on ‘Abako’… * Na Mama Monday wey begin tell everybody say Shaba pursue am when she wan go greet am for the pikin wey she born. She tell dem everything and come tell dem as Shaba take chase am. People come begin swear give who dey do Shaba this ...

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In Moments Such As These (While Paris Is Bleeding)

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Paris is bleeding tonight. We know little more than this with any certainty, and yet this is the only thing we really need to know right now. It is more than enough to enable us to do what we are most qualified and called to do ...

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