Dream and quest

Only time could tell what Kunle’s fate entailed. He had refused to further his education having sat for his Senior School Certificate Examination (S.S.C.E) in spite of the fact that he hailed from a revered academic home; his 56-year-old father was an astute Professor of Linguistics, and 53-year-old mother – a Masters degree holder in History Education – was a teacher of a reputable government owned secondary school in the city of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. The couple, Prof. and Mrs. B. O. Ola kept wondering what had came over…

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Hidden feature (II)

When Mr. Gbenga Adeniyi arrived home on that fateful day, he couldn’t help but kept imagining what his fate would entail if he failed to settle down in no distant time. The actual plight surrounding the scenario was that he was yet to anoint a lady that was worthy to embark on the eternal odyssey with him. At the moment, apparently he had no other option than consider having a plan B. Each time he recalled one of the words of the Branch Manager (BM) Mr. Ben Kalu that read…

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Hidden feature

The 34-year-old Mr. Gbenga Adeniyi who was still a bachelor couldn’t believe himself that within eight months stay at FranCok Brewery Plc., he could rise to the position of Marketing Manager of one of the branches. He initially absorbed it as a mere dream but later came in terms with the reality. Though he eventually accepted that it was real, he saw the elevation as a sheer luck that could come to anybody, acknowledging that most employees in various firms were still undergoing probation period after eight months of their…

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Worthwhile suspense (II)

When they got to the premises of their final destination after about an hour’s drive, the apparently 42-yearold driver Mr. Ketu applied the brakes without much ado. “Please, excuse us.” the boss Mr. Sule Ibrahim instructed Mr. Ketu while seated firmly in his seat. “Okay sir.” concurred Mr. Ketu, opened his door and stepped out. At this time Mr. Gbenga Adeniyi was deeply perplexed, though from all indications he was aware of where they were, thus wasn’t in need of any clarification. “Do you know where we are?” the boss…

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Worthwhile suspense

Gbenga was undoubtedly an industrious and serious-minded staff. Though barely new in the job, he worked like one whom had gained enormous experience in it. He could strive from entry to closure time, which was usually 6:00am – 2:00pm, 2:00pm – 8:00pm, and 8:00pm – 6:00am for morning, afternoon and night duties respectively, without even bothered to go for a break as the tradition of the work demanded. The most intriguing part of his dogged approach towards his duty post that triggered the attention of the company’s Management Board was…

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Broken jinx (II)

As Chima Okere, who left Calabar, Cross River State for Abia State that Saturday evening to check on his old mum Madam Ndozi, walked into his family’s lounge, he observed without much ado that the woman in question had been in sorrowful mood considering the look on her aged face; her countenance was pale and moody as her shoulders were calmly held by Emeka. “Mama, what is it?” he inquired, standing by the entrance. There was absolute tranquility all over. Chima walked closer to them. “Mama..?” he dished out. “My…

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Broken jinx

    Life had been so miserable for Mr. Emeka Okere who was repatriated from Germany a couple of weeks back. His almost five-year stay in the said country was summarily a waste, to assert the least. While in the country, he could obtain not even a pin owing to his uncalled lifestyle; he was so randy, and a drug addict to the core. Ever since he returned Nigeria, precisely Mbaohia in Abia State – his ancestral home –, he had remained restless and mesmerized; the only thing he returned…

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