OUR NATION, OUR PRIDE by Benjamin Anabaraonye

A land of unlimited opportunities Blessed with rare skills and talents A people industrious and diligent …Our nation, our pride. A land of unbelievable riches Garnishing the earth with surplus food Blessed by God so graciously good With trees and tusks, fruits and fishes. A land of untrammeled tribes Varied...

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1967 by Ololade Akinlabi

(About Nigeria civil war and it consequences) Yesterday was lost along our memorial path, It was the day we lost without defeat; We killed our sons as roasted chickens, They were bitterly sweet along the oesophagus. Today, we croaked our throats to vomit poisons, Poisonus poisons in yesterday’s meal. For...

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END OF DISCUSSION by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

(Of a seven-year-old boy allegedly burnt to death by angry mob in Lagos-Nigeria in November, 2016; for allegedly stealing ‘Garri’… Of Homosexuality, Of Poverty, Of Recession, Of Corruption) Heavy feet stamping hard -Stampeding helpless souls Soles of darkness, stepping on the eyes of needles Porcupines, in this place, sleep on...

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REDEMPTION by Chinemerem Ikeogu

A solemn pledge A vow to break every hedge To smash the fetters that have restrained our progress To loosen the shackles that have made us grow less To halt the deliberate actions that have hurt our image To discontinue the dereliction that has kept millions in bondage To uproot...

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FOR HOW LONG? by Oki Kehinde Julius

stop! —i said stop cajoling our thirsty oesophagus, with cold water of economy ‘recession’. for how long shall we wait at the temple of sea-sore? when our palm is deprived from picking the sparkling coweries of nature… . for how long, will our once adored naira enjoy the hot lashes...

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