GET WELL SOON by Ayeyemi Taofeek

President Muhammad Bukhari, get well soon. People who want him dead, get well soon. Because he is sick, must you then be sick? And for haired-heads, is it a sin to fall sick? If no, why the swirling and buzzing noise, Pilotedly parroted by sentimental tongues? If no, why the...

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KURUNMI (an epic) by Ololade Akinlabi

Ogun Ijaye le pupo! Oro o’wo mohn ko pada s’eyin, Iya re nke lo bi ewure Baba re nke lo bi igala Oro o’wo mohn, pada s’eyin. Corpses’ hymns, dated worships from heaven, Perchance from it closest neighbour, house of fire Corpses’ hymns, lo, echoe to the ears, deaf could...

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THE BUHARI OF MY DREAM by Izuchukwu Okafor

The BUHARI of my dream- The one who finally silenced Boko-Haram and brought to an end all the terrorist bombing that gave me sleepless night. The BUHARI of my dream- who moved towards recovering the abused, distraught, #ChibokGirls . And intervened towards the #BringBackOurGirls movement The BUHARI of my dream-...

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OUR NATION, OUR PRIDE by Benjamin Anabaraonye

A land of unlimited opportunities Blessed with rare skills and talents A people industrious and diligent …Our nation, our pride. A land of unbelievable riches Garnishing the earth with surplus food Blessed by God so graciously good With trees and tusks, fruits and fishes. A land of untrammeled tribes Varied...

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1967 by Ololade Akinlabi

(About Nigeria civil war and it consequences) Yesterday was lost along our memorial path, It was the day we lost without defeat; We killed our sons as roasted chickens, They were bitterly sweet along the oesophagus. Today, we croaked our throats to vomit poisons, Poisonus poisons in yesterday’s meal. For...

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END OF DISCUSSION by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

(Of a seven-year-old boy allegedly burnt to death by angry mob in Lagos-Nigeria in November, 2016; for allegedly stealing ‘Garri’… Of Homosexuality, Of Poverty, Of Recession, Of Corruption) Heavy feet stamping hard -Stampeding helpless souls Soles of darkness, stepping on the eyes of needles Porcupines, in this place, sleep on...

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REDEMPTION by Chinemerem Ikeogu

A solemn pledge A vow to break every hedge To smash the fetters that have restrained our progress To loosen the shackles that have made us grow less To halt the deliberate actions that have hurt our image To discontinue the dereliction that has kept millions in bondage To uproot...

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