Untitled Eulogy

Love, only in stories had been a thing of solidness to me, and disgusting it was to me the sight of men crying for ladies in the panorama of electric boxes until like them, I met my doom clothed in femininity, elegance and beauty when I least expected and I never remained the same. When…

GITTY LIKE (Part 7 of 7)

Charles shove the magazine aside and called on John. He came wiping sleepiness off his face. “The girl is not picking my calls, what shall we do?” Charles asked. “Ah,” John took a seat and gazed at the ceiling for a moment, then at Charles. “Boss, I don’t think this girl is interested o,” he…

Francis Is Alive (-13-)

Mustapha jumped out of bed and grabbed his Colt45 semiautomatic as the hotel door burst open. Thank heavens it was Samuel, it was a dangerous time and doors bursting open like that could be ominous. Agent Samuel came in with indifference to Mustapha’s trepidation, dialing numbers on his cell phone and placing the phone to…

Francis Is Alive (-12-)

“So, let me get this straight,” surmised Abram. “This man in the video is fucking James Bond and not Francis Whyte, and we don’t know who the real fucking Francis is even after I got a bullet in the hand?” “Yes,” said Boris insipidly. “So…” Xia swallowed, “if he’s not Francis, who is?” Boris shrugged….

How Often

How often we say Do not be afraid of the unknown Yet in tiger’s claws is the pay You bleed but not necessarily by it shone. How often we say Hard work brings profit So we sweat all through the day But our path’s not by it lit. How often we say Light’s at the…

Francis Is Alive (-11-)

Right after the masked man’s video hit the internet, a lot of phone calls erupted across countries and agencies, calling through to the National Intelligence Agency of Nigeria and the Aso Rock for verifications and clarifications. Australian ASIS, Brazilian ABIN, Service Canadien du Renseignement de Sécurité, Chinese MSS, Cuban Dirección de Inteligencia, Egyptian Gihaz al-Mukhabarat…

GITTY LIKE (Part 6 of 7)

There are two phases in unmarried women’s lives, the first phase is when they’re run after by boys, making the girls feel like celebrities; choosy and proud. The second phase is when, having grown older, ripe for marriage but still single, they foray out in search of boys in whose hands they could craftily place…

Francis Is Alive (-10-)

At the military base in Ojoo-Ibadan, Michael was cuffed hands back to a chair in an interrogation room, alone with Director John Penn at the opposite end of the table. Behind a mirror in there, some top security personnel stood and watched. Director John Penn was the one who knew who he was; he was…

Francis Is Alive (-9-)

A witness who could have equally been referred to as a suspect disappeared from the police station, three police officers linked to the case got murdered by an unknown person or persons on the same day with all the case files and evidences related to it exhumed from the police evidence locker. Nigeria thought she…

GITTY LIKE (Part 5 of 7)

Mathew guffawed over his phone screen. He lurched out of his bed excitedly and dashed to the living room where his friends were. “Guys, I no fit laugh alone o,” he chuckled. “Come see wetin the yeye girl don post for Facebook.” They circled around the phone and one of them read it aloud. “Men…

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…