The Conclusion (Part 3)

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Asma’u’s mouth hung open, she couldn’t believe what she was hearing. It just wasn’t possible. Asma’u— “sssir… my mum told me…” Tunde— “your mum lied. I don’t blame her you know, and that’s why I have always played along. I myself didn’t know until I meet you some years ago. One look at you and I knew you were not my child. You have met my children, haven’t you? They all have the characteristic Aina features, you on the other hand neither look like me or anyone in your mums family, look how fair you are?” He continued, “Look my […]

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A Short Story (Part 2)

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Aisha knew she couldn’t hide it from her dad, why bother? Any man with children would easily recognise the early signs of pregnancy. He had already started asking her questions about her constant tiredness and lack of appetite. For a fleeting moment she thought about an abortion, but quickly remembered how many times Tunde had taunted her over her “bareness” and decided she would carry the baby. She summoned courage to tell her father. Aisha– Baba I have something to tell you…it’s about …I think I …em em …Baba, I think I am pregnant. Baba– Alhamdu lilah! Allah be praised! […]

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A Short Story.

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It’s true that once you are a parent, you cease to be self centred (or at least try not to be). I know we all have our lives to live but one can’t help but think how our actions can affect the well being of our children. For example, I had this aunt in England who was seriously overweight and as a result of her health problems, she decided to have one child. Now that was one unhappy child who was always teased and bullied by her classmates over her mums weight (Mrs Somebody, you think naija kids are bad? Try […]

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Urghh!!

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Okay… it’s me and my woes again. Have I told you guys about my job? Well, I work for a government establishment. I am a lawyer but, of course, they decided to put me in the policy department. What do I do? Well not much. I have some busy days, but usually I spend my working hours blogging (Thank God for blogger!) or when I can, I shuttle between my office and my tailoring shop. When I just started work, it was easy for me to be away from work and stay with my tailors, attending to clients. But after […]

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Hello!

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Lol! Still laughing at Omara’s comment about “all the intense people”… anyway, my husband attended a meeting with the intense people while in SA. I haven’t been well, so wasn’t able to post anything for a while. I had this gigantic boil sitting above my lip. It was grotesque, and I looked like one of the witches from Macbeth. It made half of my lip swell up and just as the swelling on my lip started going down, my left nostril started expanding, only to discover another boil there! Through my ordeal one thing that touched me was how my kids […]

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More on My South African Trip.

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Well, apart from seeing South Africa, I met a lot of interesting Nigerians and Non- Nigerians. Let me tell you about some of them. Pastor James Wuye (the guy in a blue and brown babariga): This guy works with Imam Ashafa on inter-religious conflict resolution. James had lost his right hand in an attack on Christians and this spurred him on to join a Christian militia group who attack rival Muslim militants, one of which was Imam Ashafa. I bet everyone knows about the Zango Kataf riots where hundreds of Christians were killed, well a lot of Muslims were also […]

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Magun.

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Okay, I just had to share this story really quick. Remember I wrote a post on infidelity a few weeks ago? Well, just today I heard an interesting story on infidelity. Apparently, there is this police officer in Masaka (outkirts of abuja) who has been having an affair with a junior police officer’s wife. When the junior officer found out (from neighbours) he confronted his wife who denied the allegation, he also went ahead to report to his mother-in-law but instead, she supported her daughter and insulted the son-in-law. The stories continued and so the junior officer went to see […]

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