Lifestyle

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    The Woman with an Issue of Sleep

    About a week ago, I'm typing on my laptop when I notice this humming ache in my skull. Soon enough, I knew I could not go on with the work and dropped it. This was in the Afternoon. I decided not to take any pain relief drugs because according to my friend, constant use wasn't healthy and simple water, food and rest would do wonders...

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    No Dey Look Wetin U No Wan Chop!

    You don't like girls that dress sensually but every time Nkechi passes, you do an in-depth analysis of her dressing to find what is showing and what is not? I know my dear, shebi it's just for later gist abi? You will never watch a particular movie but you don't mind watching the clips wherever you see them, shey?...

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    Stuck in a Suffocating World

    A messed up country that's what I'm living in. This country can be suffocating at times. There's not even an encouraging sector to offer succour from the dying rest. A friend while laughing maniacally, used to say, "I wonder if God was assigning the Netherlands as my birthplace before accidentally writing Nigeria..."

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    An Eclipse Story: My First Experience with Blindness

    On March 29, 2006, an uncle was taking me and my brothers to school when he shared some information with us. "There's going to be an eclipse of the sun today", he said. When we asked what that meant, he said the whole world would be covered in darkness during the daytime. Wow! Then he added that we must not look towards the sky throughout the day or when it was happening or we could go blind. Another wow! My head was swimming with the information and excitement. The only issue was that the moment he said that, I who had not had the slightest plan of looking up suddenly…

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    Shhh, Don’t Say a Word

    "...but why me Lord, why does it always have to me!" That would be screaming, complaining to God when he nudges me to keep quiet. That would be me when I have to swallow back the poison conceived in my heart making it's way up my speech organs. Growing up, I and my siblings reared ourselves in the mastery of verbal battle...yea, I mean verbal insults.

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    I Hate Hating People

    I hate hating people. Maybe that's too strong for what I mean so I'll just say I hate not liking people. But you've got to agree with me- some humans don't want to be liked. I think when some of them were born, they took a blood oath to promise to be irritating to all living things. I remember one particular case. Mehn, this older lady was always in my face. She was always running her personal commentary on everything and everybody and doing so with scriptures. Like what! Can't you mind your business?...

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    Sunday Flashback: I Called a Little Boy, Ananias

    It was closing time and I'm almost at the door of the church when I notice this little boy of about 10 standing there, smirking at me. He'd taken permission earlier to use the toilet or something and never returned until that moment I was seeing him. Known to be most stubborn and troublesome amongst his mates, he was not ashamed about the obvious lie he'd told me. Instead, he had his...

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    Dear Parents, We’re Not Happy

    I was at a youth gathering when one of us suddenly stood up angrily to face one of our supervisors. Even if this lady had successfully stopped the tears in her glistening eyes from falling, we could still see the distress written clearly on her face. Here's what had happened: Though she had already missed the initial five days of the training due to work, she still pushed to join us for that Saturday's last practical session. It was all going well until the evening when she received a call from her mum asking her to return home immediately as it was getting dark. Her mum had called this supervisor…