Effect of ignorance

“Tosin.” Ayo called friendly. “My Oga.” responded Tosin. “Abeg stop this your oga of a thing.” Ayo urged. “My name is Ayo.” “But, you are my oga nah.” “Oga ko, oga ni.” Ayo disapproved in vernacular. “Okay ooh!” “Well,” Ayo rode on. “Abi won ask you how we go roll today.” he said, paused. “The route we entered yesterday didn’t make sense at all..” he added. Ayo and Tosin operated a commercial L300 bus owned and managed by a transport investor, in the city of Lagos. The former was the…

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Concealed ill

“Engr. Egun.” Dr. Kuku called as he was seated in his office chair. “Yes sir.” responded Engr. Peter Egun who sat directly opposite the caller. “What is this I am hearing about you?” “What is it, sir?” Dr. Andrew Kuku had remained hell-bent toward ensuring that things were done the right way. Ever since he popularly emerged as the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering in the revered Otiko Polytechnic situated in the South-South zone of Nigeria, eleven months back precisely, he had ostensibly vowed never to give room…

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Justice at last

Who could tell the actual reason the grief-stricken family had chosen to ‘abandon’ his remains? Several months had eventually come and gone, yet no one could tell for sure where his grave would be dug. The deceased’s body that pathetically lay in the morgue could now best be described as debris since the corpse had been relegated to the background by the embalmer owing to lack of payment by the supposed bereaved family. Mr. Seun Adegoke left the sinful world four months back. His abrupt mysterious exit was attributed to…

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The people’s mandate

Honourable Ngi Okoro – dressed in white caftan, white cap and black shoes – hastily stepped forward the moment he dashed out from his office on hearing an uncommon noise, smartly nudged his protocol officer who stood ahead of him, towards reaching out to the mammoth crowd comprising over two hundred (200) of his constituents that had come to protest over the perceived unjust treatment from the government being received by their constituency named Obiahia. In few seconds time, he was standing right before them as they variously displayed their…

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Costly blunder (II)

Funke who seemed not unlike soured yellow pap packed in an old dish, was speechless as she stood right before the dude, Kunle who just heard the unspeakable. “Did I hear you right?” Kunle inquired, still sitting in the three-in-one upholstery chair. Funke became mute as she stared unfriendly at him. Little did the television, which was being viewed by the lad, knew that it was now all alone; suffice it to assert that no one recognized its presence at the moment as it kept displaying the football match. “Funke,”…

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Costly blunder

Funke majestically walked into the kitchen leaving her bluish mini-gown unzipped, thereby showcasing the clasp of her pink bra. The rare dress pattern was not unconnected with the fact that the atmosphere was beclouded with intense heat, thus her prime motive was to fully welcome the cool breeze that was supposed to filter in since there wasn’t electricity to power the fans. Besides, the maiden was all alone in the duplex, if not Musa – the gateman – who was no doubt invariably very mindful of his duty post; hence,…

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Corporate deception

Mr. Olusola was the oldest and eldest Head of Department (HOD) in the revered ancient establishment, which I graciously joined four years back being 2010. I recently assumed office as the HOD of the Engineering and Technical Services Department, two weeks ago precisely. On assumption to duty, I was briefed that the said HOD who was heading the firm’s Finance Unit, knew the nitty-gritty of the company, thus was a staff to reckon with; without being told, I was not unaware. Few seconds ago, I received his Secretary in my…

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