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Together

Been many years since I left secondary school. When it was approaching twenty years, a friend set up a WhatsApp group and we just seemed to find everyone again. Some had passed on, and we had become very well distributed across the globe. Shapes and sizes had morphed in several …

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The failure of Money

In 1998, I saw a Nollywood movie (I can’t remember the title) in which the daughter of a wealthy man got into the University. She misinterpreted it as freedom.  She lived such a life that her parents were not aware of; she could not afford that. In time, she took …

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My holiday

My Holiday! That would have been the title of the first essay to be written in English class if we were in Primary 3 in the 1980s. Christmas holiday was great fun for me. Apart from meeting numerous friends, I think that finally, I had one Christmas without overeating. Very …

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My Tail

There are some horses that roam my neighbourhood. There tails are long with long hairs. The tails serve to protect the “exhaust” from especially flies. With the long hairs, the tails also serve to remove flies from the body. I noticed that for goats the tails are very short and …

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The Second Best Team

I heard about the diligent boy who wanted to play football in Secondary school. He was present at every training, never came late; but did not make the school team. He kept coming in hope that one day, he would be selected. That day never came. However, one day the …

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The museum of procrastination: a review

I happened on a little advert of HSBC bank. Not been able to see it again since then. It was titled The museum of procrastination. I considered it a wicked job since everyone (I mean you, him, her, and me) is guilty of some procrastination. First, procrastination was beautifully and simply …

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Economics Of Electricity

I remember the end of 2009 when the Nigerian Attorney General announced that Nigeria had achieved the set 5-GigaWatts power generation. I told a friend, “Oh! I did not know that was the way; it is achievable then! Just announce it and it is done!” Last weekend when I heard …

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Say it!!

 I sat back one day and thoughts began to flow.  .  . When my brother was preparing for National Service after the university, I used to say jokingly that he would go to serve at the farthest place possible: Maiduguri! It happened.  .  . When he was preparing to wed, …

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Re-equip

When we have to embark on a trip, we inadvertently prepare a few things that would help us get there. This preparation may be inadequate, but usually, it will get us to the destination even if it would not give us a good time there. We have to choose our …

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