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Remember me (I)- Short story

The story of fate and destiny Chapter 1 Nature’s Gift The waves broke around the beachfront with their foamy crests transforming into a chaotic lace over the brown. In the same way that curtains folded above a golden stage, the waves thrashed like the dancing hem of a long and

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On the second day of Cathay – enter the dragon

The Travel chronicles of a sorry Nigerian to Asia. Chapter Three Chapter Three We arrived Beijing at about 5pm. If there was anything I craved for at that instant, it was a soft bed with warm duvet. It didn’t look like that was going to happen anytime soon, as we

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On the second day of Cathay – Addis a burger

The Travel chronicles of a sorry Nigerian to Asia. Chapter Two It was an uneventful 5hour flight. The first leg of the journey was uneventful. Aside the flurry of food trays and a few miniature bottles of red wine, I spent the time immersed in two movies, each with a

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On the first day of Cathay – Naija & drama

The Travel chronicles of a sorry Nigerian to Asia. Chapter One The flight to China was scheduled for 1.40pm on Saturday afternoon. I had known this for up to two weeks and there was no way I was going to arrive at the airport later than 3hours before the scheduled

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Teamwork in marriage & relationships – don’t be a liability

That we are different means we are stronger together, possessing varied attributes, not that our differences should be a discriminatory divide. Deji Sowunmi Ladies and gentlemen, lovers of all ages, please yield your attention to me, for the next few minutes, because what you seek has found you. Love is

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The Deadist – Chapter One

New Stories! I offer no promises on this story, best to leave your seatbelt on. Chapter One There was something about the Lagos lagoon that beckoned to Jude whenever he drove his Toyota sedan on the third mainland bridge. It was not about the winding bridge itself, neither was it

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The lady or the tiger – Life Series 2

THE LADY, OR THE TIGER? by Frank R. Stockton From far and near the people gathered, and thronged the great galleries of the arena, and crowds, unable to gain admittance, massed themselves against its outside walls. The king and his court were in their places, opposite the twin doors, those

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The lady or the tiger – Life Series

THE LADY, OR THE TIGER? by Frank R. Stockton In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and untrammeled, as became the half of him which was barbaric. He was

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The Bling Babe or Guy – by Adebisi Blaque

Are you out of job and grappling with mental health and despair. This short post may provide guidance and direction.  Dear Reader, It’s great to connect with you once again. I feel an urgent need to write about people who are languishing as a result of being in between jobs.

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When love is missing – By Jude Idada

Love has many synonyms and adjacent synonyms. It’s kindness. Compassion. Empathy. It’s sympathy. Affection. Care. Understanding. Respect. Freedom. Deji Sowunmi These things that happen. And people just turn a blind eye. I just saw something upsetting. At the restaurant I am in. Everyone in a horizontal line up placing their

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Business Strategy through the exploits of Alexander the Great

This is the first principle of strategy. To achieve great victories, you must beclear about your goals and objectives at every level of the business. Thisrequires that you know exactly what it is that you want to accomplish andhow you are going to go about accomplishing it. Introduction to Strategy:

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Has your company been sold?

“The entourage sweeps like a victorious occupying army. And no one is sure if they have come to lead us or to loot us.  Time stands still, we are anxious, weary, or confused all at once. We had lived comfortably and sheltered lives. We had forgotten how small and powerless

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Building Self-Confidence at work

Losing self-confidence happens to me all the time, but the following tips would help you overcome this burden too.  Even the most experienced person can feel a lack of confidence at work. It doesn’t matter whether you are at the top of your career, in executive positions, excelling at work

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Loose Ends (V)- another short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Start the story from here. Tobechukwu Her eyes puffy from crying, she looked a shadow of herself. Related Posts Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

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Damaged Goods (Part 11)

I promise this is the last post on this story. Please follow the story from here. The Real Killer Oladimeji groaned in pain as he climbed into the passenger seat of the commercial mini bus that his police officers had impounded that afternoon. They had hurriedly staged a stakeout to

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Damaged Goods (Part 10)- the final Episode

If you got this far, you must have enjoyed the story. Please follow the story from here. All the pieces together Glory looked different and ruffled when two policemen shoved her roughly through the door into Nnamdi’s small office. They hadn’t laid a hand on her yet, but for her

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Damaged Goods (Part 9)- a short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Please follow the story from here. Putting the puzzle together As though bathed in full theatrical spotlight, Efe sat still on the little bed in his small quarters, while the officers pointed out the exact spot,

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Expert Book Review – Dreams from Yesterday

Akingbogun’s stories do not finish on the pages where they are written, they continue in their readers—little wonder he leaves them with the largess of developing their conclusion.  Utibe Hanson Akingbogun and the Questions of Justice Introduction Let us begin with how any natural thing opens—the petals and human eyes

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Damaged Goods (Part 8)- a short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Please follow the story from here. Loose ends Oladimeji’s tired eyes took in the small room with a single sweep, settling on the chair that Ekpeyong had left empty. The silence that replaced his exit was

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Damaged Goods (Part 7)- a short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Please follow the story from here. Onono; whatever happened to you? A total of three million, five hundred thousand naira had been transferred from two accounts that had text notification linked to Onono’s iphone. The officers

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Damaged Goods (Part 6)- a short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Please follow the story from here CCTV won’t lie. Oladimeji watched the closed-circuit television (CCTV) recordings on the 30inch plasma screen that sat in the corner of Nnamdi’s office like an unwelcomed mirror. He could make

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Damaged Goods (Part 5)- a short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Please follow the story from here. Circumstantial Evidence? Oladimeji stood by the pool side where only hours earlier, the gift of life had been nicked away cleverly by someone he was yet to unravel. He felt

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New Book Alert – Dreams from Yesterday

Dreams from yesterday, is a compendium of 14 stories, set in Nigeria, that cover a wide range of societal issues: domestic violence, senility, peer pressure, terrorism, girl child, pregnancy and fertility issues, teenagers and sexuality, infidelity, depression and death. I am happy to announce that my new book, titled, Dreams

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When Akin Akingbogun showed us his private part.

Theo-John Phillips bares his thoughts after joining Akin for his book reading event at the Rovingheights bookstore in Lekki Nigeria. This post was first published on LinkedIn in May 2022, off the back of the first book reading session for my 2-in-1 thriller-novella, Waste of Sin & Blood in the

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Loose Ends (IV)- another short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Start the story from here. Karo Since the incident with the calabash, Karo had become apprehensive. The feeling of anxiety had become a kind of background noise, as though it were traffic on some unseen road.

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Loose Ends (III)- another short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Start the story from here. Karo Fear switches off the supercomputer part of one’s brain and puts the primitive part in charge. For Karo, the moment she saw the calabash right in front of her door,

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Loose Ends (II)- another short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Start the story from here. A glorious mess When Dara stepped outside her apartment to the access gate to pick up her delivery, it was a lady still fully kitted in her helmet, biker jacket, biker

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Loose Ends (I)- another short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted. Karo Karo was looking down with her head bent forward into her mobile phone as she crossed the street. She didn’t have to worry about running into a vehicle that Sunday morning as most residents were either in

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Damaged Goods (Part 4)- a short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Please follow the story from here. Something uncanny Ekpeyong watched as the corpse of his wife was wheeled into the waiting ambulance parked at the entrance porch of the Henderson Hotel. He wasn’t sure what to

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Damaged Goods (Part 3)- a short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Please follow the story from here. A rose is a rose Back in secondary school, Onono was much of a different personality. Her quiet demeanor bellied the grit underneath. She was overlooked by almost everyone in

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Damaged Goods (Part 2)- a short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Please follow the story from here Someone knows something When Onono walked into the Henderson Hotel lobby earlier that afternoon, there was no doubt she turned some heads, especially the men. They couldn’t decide whether the

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Damaged Goods- a short story

Do you love crime fiction? Then this story is all you ever wanted.   Death at the Henderson Hotel The pool was the most spectacular outdoor attraction at the Henderson Hotel on Ahmadu Bellow way, Victoria Island. During the day, it was the finest of mirrors, never showing exactly what

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Book Review – Waste of Sin

“Truly. I love it. Your style is steeply clear and your stories have true human feel.I love them. The hallmark of depth. Clarity. Thank you for the privilege of wonderful feasts.” Hanson Utibe.     Forgive them, they know not what they do…kidding, they do! Waste of Sin is an

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Book Review – Blood in the Water

“What kinda story do you have up here in Blood in the Water. Damn. Everything happened so fast. How bad could someone’s day get! Bilkiss. Just like that. I am struggling to even read past that place. I am so afraid. And angry. And sad. Everything is happening to me.

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Poisoned Darts Part 4- Final Episode

“Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful”  Jacqueline Bisset Follow the story from here The next scene of events happened very quickly, almost in a

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Poisoned Darts Part 3- another short story

“Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful”  Jacqueline Bisset Follow the story from here Call Nonso an unconscionable medical practitioner whose stock-in-trade was in underground

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Tipping Point- a short story

quotes loading   Diana was going to die in three days, but she had no idea what was lurking ahead of her. Don’t they say that none of us will leave this world alive? Her time had come, this story tells of her last three days. Join me as each

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