GITTY LIKE (Part 4 of 7)

When Kemisola heard the story of how her dad had looked for Mathew with the Police but couldn’t find him, she pitied herself, and just then Saheed’s face flashed in her mind, Saheed wouldn’t have done that to her, ever. She met Mathew two years after the NYSC Service Year while she taught junior class…

Francis Is Alive (-8-)

The case was totally out of Sergeant Mustapha’s hands. His statement had taken Sergeant Abiola to the Headquarters right after the Assistant Inspector General of Police had requested for it. Mustapha in his statement had made a point of suspicion on Sergeant Abiola’s previous nagging. He wouldn’t know what to think but he truly doubted…

GITTY LIKE (Part 3 of 7)

Saheed was hopeful Allah would answer his prayers soon. Just a week earlier, his younger brother had got married at home and everybody had joked about Muftau’s children growing up to call Saheed ‘Buoda’ if Saheed did not make babies of his own on time. He wasn’t too holy as they had painted of him;…

GITTY LIKE (Part 2 of 7)

Saheed was not happy; the sister he had chosen to propose to had not been giving him attention. Dedicated and responsible members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Society they had both been and Saheed had always crushed after this particular sister called Fatimo. He learnt she was from Kaduna; others said she was from Maiduguri and…

GITTY LIKE (Part 1 of 7)

Love is natural but is always at the mercy of religion; and again, for the umpteenth time, religion beat love, but this isn’t the end.

Beatrice and the Bitch

Beatrice is a beauty She keeps on calling But my mind is in the city I keep on falling For Claire is a beauty Putting Beatrice in my mind’s shadow Yet she’s in the city Distance, misery, incommunicado Claire is pretty She rules in my dreams But the exposure in the city Makes me the clown…

Francis Is Alive (-7-)

Somewhere in Lagos, a Chinese lady drew the door closed as she smiled upon the front page of Nigerian Tribune newspaper. She was coming from the outside and her Russian friends were already waiting for her. There were four of them sent from the League to bring Francis to Russia alive. They were not just…

THE THREAT IS REAL

Nine years ago, I visited a powerful comrade who was one of my best friends. While his dad was away, a visitor came, so we asked the visitor to wait. He barely sat for five minutes when he turned to me and said, “Young man, you’re going places and your war is a great one, prepare…

here I am

Here I am With a heartful of love Hi beauty, my name is Sam! But I get cold feet when you flaunt your curve Here I am Dreaming of us in Vegas Your arm in my arm In nice dress, partying with regals But here I am It was just a dream Damn! Never as I…

Francis Is Alive (-6-)

The sound of the window shattering wouldn’t have been heard in the loudness of the home theatre but the stone had danced right to their legs, startling most especially Michael. When they looked up at the direction from where the stone had come, they saw the window broken, shards of glass everywhere; someone had thrown…

Francis Is Alive (-5-)

One good thing out of everything annoying about Michael Livingstone was that he loved to smoke weed. He had screwed Olawunmi for God knew how many times, but as long as he paid for the endless drinks, barbecue and weed, Majeed was okay. Majeed was not a type to keep a single girl for long,…

Francis Is Alive (-4-)

Bade has never been in a police interrogation room before, but even though they had sat him there for almost an hour, alone, he knew they were watching him somehow. There was a mirror bolted to the wall by his left. It was either through that or through the camera facing him at the far…