MONEY BECOMES ELECTION by Oluwaseyi Olatunji

In scramble of parties for the public purse, money becomes election_ and duties are forsaken. Yes! Our husband abdicates his onus, now they say he’s an imbecile, some say he don craze before before, perhaps, he has gone mad again, or, he was always mad, but, are we not to blame! Money becomes election, the… Continue reading MONEY BECOMES ELECTION by Oluwaseyi Olatunji

ONE NIGERIA by Victor Igiri

(written in absolute dislike for Nigeria’s splitting…) Paint me White, not RED; Green, I beseech thee still and entomb every dark desires that kings your soul. Paint me Green, not Black so I can war with strength these old-new foes that crushes greenness. War? …and laborious a starless Yesterday we beheld: intercoursing discordant vibes at… Continue reading ONE NIGERIA by Victor Igiri

AS A NIGERIAN YOU CAN READ 1,462 BOOKS A YEAR, BUT…

I read a book within three days. Let’s say every three days I make sure I read a book which probably contradicts yours anyway. Knowing that within the aforementioned days you’d probably have been through with at least two or more books. The truth is I am well aware the book I complete within three… Continue reading AS A NIGERIAN YOU CAN READ 1,462 BOOKS A YEAR, BUT…

AMALGAMATION OF PAINS by Bada Yusuf Amoo

Green and white detribalised our existence Our grumblings are more private than public Alas! Our ears have been listened to dialogues Will writers present a collective opinion? While the nation’s children live together Like children of unknown concubines Fighting for the rights of their mothers Would the writers watch? Men and women in native attire… Continue reading AMALGAMATION OF PAINS by Bada Yusuf Amoo

DIARY OF A SOLDIER AT WAR by Kujembola Oluwaseun

Yesterday, we remembered the victors and conquerors; Today, we remember the vanquished and conquered. Yesterday, we danced in the rain; Today, we embrace the cold. Yesterday, our echoes were of happiness of victory savored. Yesterday, we rent the air with fists of godly mortals. Only yesterday, smiles devoured faces despite pain. Yesterday, we forgot our… Continue reading DIARY OF A SOLDIER AT WAR by Kujembola Oluwaseun

REVIEW: ACHEBE’S ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY’ IS A MUST-READ NARRATIVE OF THE BIAFRAN STORY

Title: There Was a Country Author: Chinua Achebe Genre: Memoir, Historical Narrative Publisher: Penguin Year of Publication: 2012 Number of Pages: 352 ISBN: 978- 1- 846-14792-0 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu One notable event which has sparked the inspiration for novel writing in the last twenty years is the Nigerian civil War of 1967- 1970— the context of… Continue reading REVIEW: ACHEBE’S ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY’ IS A MUST-READ NARRATIVE OF THE BIAFRAN STORY

WHY OLAMI-UCHE COMMITTED SUICIDE IN ABUJA

When Olami-Uche left his home on that fateful Thursday morning, his wallet had exactly one thousand, seven hundred and twenty naira in it. It was everything he had in the whole house. He didn’t even bother to count the money as was his normal leaving-home routine. He didn’t need to count; he already knew how… Continue reading WHY OLAMI-UCHE COMMITTED SUICIDE IN ABUJA