Reality of life (II)

Mr. Jerry Odom had never in his whole life dreamt of being a resident of Lagos, if not as a result of his parents’ persuasions. They had rigorously conscientized him to consider changing environment, which according to them, could be of great help as regards his job-hunting plight. It was after all these he thought it wise to choose the aforesaid city, which over the years had been reckoned to be the most popular and populous territory in the entire Nigerian society. Yet, since five years back he found his…

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Reality of Life (1)

Mr. Jerry Odom had been reckoned to be a workaholic in the streets of Lagos State, South-West, Nigeria. Since five years back he inadvertently found himself in the aforementioned city, he had depended on all sorts of activities for survival’s sake. Notwithstanding, he had thought it wise to remain resolute and resilient in spite of the astonishing challenges, thus was damn determined to make ends meet. The intriguing and perhaps shocking part of the scenario was that he possessed a revered certificate in Master’s degree. He graciously obtained Master’s in…

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Compromise

That very way a warrior would feel having won a fierce battle at the warfront was exactly how Engr. Akin Balogun felt the moment he walked out from the ‘dreaded’ office in that fateful morning of Tuesday in the company of Mrs. Ann Oyibo. The office in question, which was situated in Abuja – the Nigeria’s capital territory – was his prospective benefactor. He had upon request been invited on merit for a holistic scrutiny; the invitation arrived his desk five days back. Having successfully responded to the call made…

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SEE ME, SEE WAHALA! (II) (True-Life Story)

As I was seated firmly in the chair at the office where I had gone to confirm something, I hastily glanced at my wrist watch again; it read 1:33pm. Where I sat was the office of the Secretary to the officer I was about to meet, and the young lady happened to be the only one with me at the enclosed arena. I sat directly opposite her, patiently awaiting when I would be ushered in. The moment I dropped the call after my conversation with Madam ‘Sandra’, she stylishly looked…

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SEE ME, SEE WAHALA! (True-Life Story)

It was about two years ago, precisely in November. In one of my trips to Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, I was impatiently standing along one of the major roads situated in the territory awaiting a cab that would convey me to my destination when a black Honda SUV Jeep with tilted glasses drove by and applied its brakes right before my presence. Since I stood alone and ostensibly in a lonely arena, instantly, I presumed I had eventually fell victim of the monster called kidnapping, thus my heart got…

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Wrong acceptance (II)

“What was the meaning of that?” Mrs. Ifeoma Uzoma frantically tendered as she bashed into the matrimonial room. Chief B. U. Uzoma who was furiously seated on the bed, kept quiet, never moved an inch. “Why did you walk out on your son who just returned from the campus?” she rode on, standing right before the hubby. “Someone you saw last over two months ago.” He remained mute, facing elsewhere. “You even walked away when he was greeting you.” She further observed. “What is going on here?” She urged, stood…

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Wrong acceptance

“Ikenna, are you that daft?” Chief Uzoma roared on phone. “Don’t you know when someone doesn’t want to pick your call?” Ikenna, his third child who was in the university, had been intermittently and consistently making effort to reach him since morning all to no avail. He thought it wise to take the apparent disturbing phone calls at this time being 5.00pm just to avert further ‘embarrassments’. “If you dare call this line again,” he rode on in a jiffy. “I bet you, you would regret knowing me as your…

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