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Blue Sapphire by Lawal Sani

                A bright rising sun is just about to overpower a white blanket of fog over the hills and valleys on which the settlement of Hurum Gora is scattered. The settlement is just coming alive; farmers are making their way to the fields, while cattle rearers are milking […]

The story of Kerry Packer by Ess Donli

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, fetuses and tumors, Theists and comrades, I intend to bring your attention to the anecdotal case of Sir Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer. This Australian billionaire (up-to 6 in Auzzy face slips) born in 1937, New South Welsh gentleman until his death in 2005 had a peculiar encounter with the […]

ON HISTORY AND FOUNDING FATHERS (By Abba Kalgo)

Growing up, I revered Nigeria’s founding fathers. I still do. From early social studies lessons, I was taught how our founding fathers fought for independence from colonial masters. I was taught about Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Obafemi Awolowo and their contributions to the development of Nigeria. In later years, I […]

INTO THE GROUND by @vanteya37

CRACK! A slap on the left cheek. Another on the right. Tears swim in her pleading eyes. ‘I’m sorry’ she croaks, leaning wearily against the wall, ‘You lied to me’ A fist closes round the swan like neck jerking forward then slamming her into the wall, all the while the grip tightening. She’s choking,the tears […]

12 YEAR OLD WRITES A ‘STRONGLY WORDED LETTER’ TO MITT ROMNEY

        Dear Governor Romney, I’d like to say congratulations on winning the republican nomination. But, I wish you stayed in Massachusetts. You’re plan for America isn’t what we need, and would hurt us more than it would help. First, repealing Obama care and other health plans he’s put in place have helped […]

The Obama speech that may get him re-elected

Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow.  And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for. Madam Chairwoman, delegates, […]

The Michele Obama speech that has got the world buzzing #DNC2012

                Thank you so much, Elaine…we are so grateful for your family’s service and sacrifice…and we will always have your back. Over the past few years as First Lady, I have had the extraordinary privilege of traveling all across this country. And everywhere I’ve gone, in the people […]