THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF THE BELOVED COUNTRY


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By Richard Oti
“I love you, daddy! Come back home safe,” his 3-year-old daughter says, wrapping her little arms around him. He takes a look at her and realizes that …

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CUPID AND SAM INC. Part 4


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It was very early on Saturday. Chief was awake, “it’s a brown new day,” he sang like a chirping bird, walking around his room aimlessly, whistling and smiling sheepishly. It’s …

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CUPID AND SAM INC. Part 3


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Chief had a delicious sleep for the first time in many months. Technically, sleep should not be qualified with such a term because It is not Nigerian jollof-rice. I know …

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CUPID AND SAM INC. Part 2


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Chief was non-malleable this day. Just like he had been most of his life.  Eyes squinted, and his face ruffled. Even the new millennium haircut did not look so nice on him …

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CUPID AND SAM INC. part 1


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His lovely slim tie was placed neatly beside his well-starched and ironed white cotton shirt. It wasn’t one of those white shirts that were on the borderline, closer to brown …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 8


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Akin had great pleasure breaking the news to me as we sat in the car headed back to central Abuja city. It felt like an ice-box had replaced my heart. …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 7


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Akin was stunned. It was hard to believe the gravity of his mistake. Never had he been that careless, not in many years of scheming. “It’s Fred’s fault,” he …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 4


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“Would you say a prayer before we eat?” Chyoma urged Akin, who was sitting opposite her. The time was 6:00 pm, their meeting was later than they had scheduled because …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 3


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Sunday mornings were always exciting for me. I liked church a lot, and as was my custom, I tried to always be in the building at least 10 minutes before …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 2


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It was time to leave Grand square, we all got into Chioma’s Bentley (flying Spur, 2014 model). It had tinted glasses, and the interior was custom-made in Italy. It was …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 1


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It had been 4 years since they had been separated as little kids, but on reuniting, they were up to their usual shenanigans. In comparison to their mother, I …

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FRANCES


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FRANCES
“Sweetheart, you will find a man who is worthy of you. I didn’t invest this much in you, to give you off to some riffraff. You deserve more”. I think …

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