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THE NIGERIAN PILGRIM

It’s a beautiful morning The shrill of my alarm wakes me up ‘Oh no!  Not now, I need some more sleep’ It takes my head a few seconds to realise ‘Oh shit! I have a bus to catch’ I run through my morning activities Rinse my mouth, stroke my tangled hair My bags strapped to my back, I take flight to catch my morning bus Arriving the park just in time, I get settled in ‘It’s gonna be a long…

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WOULD YOU DATE YOUR CLASSMATES?

WOULD YOU DATE YOUR CLASSMATE NOW/ IN THE FUTURE? Over the past week, I conducted a survey with the above title on members of 2k18 class. I have to say, I received some note-worthy responses and here they are: YES I believe dating girls outside our class will be tasking considering difference in interests, our tight schedules and problems with commitment. Over a period of time, we would have come to understand our classmates. NO I will feel suffocated and…

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ZONED

  As most people know, this is a very popular term, and unless you have been living under a rock or underneath a crushing pile of books, you may not know even if you have been zoned in the past. ‘Friend zone’ was coined by Joey Tribbiani, a popular character from F.R.I.E.N.D.S , in 1994 in the episode ‘The one with the Blackout’. So for the sake of those living under the crushing pile of books, Friend zone according to…

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“…towards the UIMSA of our dreams!”

  I was seven, and ill! While on admission on an hospital bed, naïve and ignorant me would fondle with the bell of my attending doctor’s stethoscope. I would wrap my hands round the cold round metal, wondering how such can be used to hear sounds from the human body. I would go on to reassure myself of my dream- becoming a doctor, being able to take care of my family, and other people when they fall ill.  Years down…

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Wishes to Sleep

Wishes to Sleep Yes! I now know my enemy. The one who doesn’t want me to succeed in this department. The one who though is not a being, wants to end my being. The one who tells me that I will not find any other friend like him. That one who tells me that if I don’t accept him, then his brother will. Sleep is not my friend. I hate him. He is brother to death who I hate the…

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Let’s close the gap

Four brothers Notorious in the Sub-Sahara Fearless and ruthless Children and pregnant women are core victims Rides in the salivary glands of anopheles mosquitoes Laying people to waste Wherever the children of Plasmodium goes They leave rings as laboratory evidences Falciparum, the most brutal, notorious for cerebral malaria The seeming twins, Vivax and Ovale Cunning is their watchword, hiding in the liver Malariae, known for chronic illnesses Above all, malaria is all they cause But, the four brothers must be…

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