LET FATHER COME HOME by Oki Kehinde Julius

Tell father to come home Before Aso rock becomes a broken stones , His ageing voice we can’t hear on phone Aisha is tired of sleeping inside the other room alone. . Let father come home Before corruption breaks the nation’s backbone, Looters are fetching our treasury water with a basket, Intestines of the sweating… Continue reading LET FATHER COME HOME by Oki Kehinde Julius

CHANGE HAPPENED WITHOUT ME! by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

“I am a coward of no name I am a fool of sour fame For I sat among idle men While a wolf ate the hen.” Things had fallen apart: We saw the sages’ private parts Dangling in public spaces. For a clown, Lucky, but shoeless, was the king of our town… … I spat… Continue reading CHANGE HAPPENED WITHOUT ME! by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

NIGERIA, CHANGE AND HOPE by Gideon Abowha

A tree of change planted In bosom of transformation All we need in Nigeria Is a better turn around All stand up Waiting in curiosity Living in proactive For a change to arrive A worst moment Halt torment All in the cycle of transformation. A better today A better tomorrow All in anticipation A change… Continue reading NIGERIA, CHANGE AND HOPE by Gideon Abowha

WE NEED A CHANGE by Osoba Taiwo Peter

Nigeria northerners have became refugees in their country, Bokoharam everywhere rage, The soldiers were unable to stop their day to day effrontery. We need a change ! Nigeria the giant of Africa Is being deranged, The northerners are being massacred. We need change ! Nigeria a country of fifty-five years in dependence, Her future is… Continue reading WE NEED A CHANGE by Osoba Taiwo Peter

MAY FUEL SCARCITY MEET HIS FUNERAL by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Uche paid a month’s wage for a gallon of kerosened-fuel! then harried his bus to the garage where he quadrupled the regular fare. Musa shouted, “driver, this is not fair,” broke Akpan fired a word-barrage, Olaide joined the word-duel… chai! bared fangs of rage! … but to stay on payslip-page all did pay a month’s… Continue reading MAY FUEL SCARCITY MEET HIS FUNERAL by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

THE WA-ZO-BIA REACTION: by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Wa-Zo-Bia reaction: “Ig1+Yo2+ Ha4 — PDP0 (+APC1) = NeW 9ja” Jega dusted the crucible placed it on the Inec’s table “let us sample 9ja’s medullas!” he threw in tattered umbrellas brooms entered the mix “tick-tock”, time ticks “pour all into the mortar” people added Holy Water as Jega pounded with PVC Twitter turned a stormy… Continue reading THE WA-ZO-BIA REACTION: by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

ABUJA ACCORD: Awa Chigozie Jerome

Beneath the roofs of vultures The hapless smell of blood roams the air summoning talons to pierce the space In search of blood buried beneath To exhume and consume The dust left of it Nature’s green groans Towards adversity of scavengers Beside the vultures and their gluttony feathers The beak of hawks stare Clones of… Continue reading ABUJA ACCORD: Awa Chigozie Jerome

THE RACE BEGINS AGAIN: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

They have come again to the tracks; Familiar faces awaiting the pistol crack And he that gets there first Shall soon have a puffed up chest. See, now they are humble and meek For the license to rape they seek. But the rules and the prizes are theirs; All that we have is hope and… Continue reading THE RACE BEGINS AGAIN: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson