Bail is not Free

Its a few minutes past 6pm, we are speeding past towns, villages and “check points” that have now become characteristic to Nigerian roads. We approach yet another one of these checks and our vehicle is waved to a stop. “Wetin you... Read More

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Two Tales

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Her mother’s departure was her initiation. “This world has nothing to give you, stop expecting so much” Those were her final words before she took the long walk and never returned. It was a cold rainy evening, in a room by the... Read More

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Night Bus

I’ll be travelling for nothing less than 15hours. It’s meant to be a 10-hour journey but put in all the Nigerian factors; bad roads, pot holes, check points that are actually extortion points, car breakdown etc. We will definitely be... Read More

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Near-Water Village

The smell of wet grass and chirping of birds ushered him into the square. A place he had known vaguely to be home. Trees bent at the top, formed canopies to block the scorching heat of the sun. He smiled as he watched children play in circles under... Read More

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Panama Close

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It’s 12:45 am but the residents of Panama Close were nothing close to being asleep. Sirens from the ambulance and police vehicles saturated the atmosphere. Harun had hung himself on his balcony. His body dangled as the wind bustled. The perimeter... Read More

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Behind Closed Doors – 5

Click HERE for previous episodes “Well, I hope you people enjoyed yourself oo” the Missus continued with her sarcastic derision. “Next time, please find somewhere else to do it. See the way everywhere is now smelling anyhow.” She used her... Read More

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