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Shoki for Change: Once upon a time by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

(As original published on the 1st of April, 2015)

 

IMG-20150401-WA0000Oh little flower, can I touch?

The air is cool and princely so,

Gliding through, like a piece

of fine cake no one can eat,

As my motherlan’ dances to a new home

Continue reading Shoki for Change: Once upon a time by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

CHIBOK, a year after by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

Chibok-Girls-Video-476x275CHIBOK,

sounding like the celebrity’s name,

has joined the league of Burj Khalifa and

the statue of liberty.

Seeming to mock our dear country,

The tourist asks, “Where is it?

Can I go see Chibok?” Like no one knows it was Continue reading CHIBOK, a year after by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

#PAUSIBILITY: The Silhouette Of This Presidential Election.

Jonathan-x-Buhari-1The dark clouds that gathered on our nation has finally  cleared. The jubilation on the streets could be likened to the celebration we had when that killer wolf, Abacha was announced dead (no apology to the Abachas as I am not responsible for their father’s irrationality). The good Lord loves this nation. The doomsayers and those prophets that had in their own flesh believed the elections will not hold  and if at all it held, the incumbent will be returned, should be left alone in their pulpits as I would want to believe that people would stop Continue reading #PAUSIBILITY: The Silhouette Of This Presidential Election.

Shoki for Change: Once upon a time by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

IMG-20150401-WA0010Oh little flower, can I touch?

The air is cool and princely so,

That one’s frame glides through,

Like a piece of fine cake no one can eat,

As my motherlan’ dances to a new home

 

Once upon a time, Abraham Lincoln… Continue reading Shoki for Change: Once upon a time by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

CHANGE IS COMING. SEEN IT? by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

electionsOn Saturday, the 28th of March, 2015, Nigerians will troop out to vote in the first of elections that is adjudged to be the defining step of a long-awaited change. However way we look at it, this election will define the destiny of Nigeria, going forward, and beyond the business-as-usual that our leaders have made governance in the country.

As we so troop out, we should bear it in mind that we deserve change judging from where we are coming from. Be it a new regime of the incumbent or of an old or fresh hand, we demand new beginnings. Only hypocrites (and Nigeria boasts of many of them) would not admit that the country needs change. The contents of our meal tickets and plates must of necessity change, the outlook of our roads must change, the kidnap of school girls must stop, the delay of workers’ emoluments must change, the death of Nigerian Continue reading CHANGE IS COMING. SEEN IT? by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

#PAUSIBILITY: WHAT A ‘DOLLARED’ MOMENT! by Adebayo Coker

interactiveDear Sir,

Please do not consider the homophone of this caption but the sincerity that is inherent in the message.

Sir, many Nigerians have written many notes to you but I know you got one in particular:  OBJ’s.

I know some of your aides will read this message but will never show it to you. You have made us to understand that going by the composition of your cabinet, a high quantum of the advice your aides give to you are useless, and my conclusion that they will not allow you to read this piece is based on that premise. Continue reading #PAUSIBILITY: WHAT A ‘DOLLARED’ MOMENT! by Adebayo Coker