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20 Apr 2019
You can have everything you want in life if you would just help other people get what they want, who in turn would help you get yours. That is the entire premise upon which How to win Friends and Influence People, is built. The volume is one of the best-selling motivational books of all time.…
20 Apr 2019
In the ancient town of Mesigbede in Ondo State, a series of trouble and problems of high magnitude plagued the people at this particular time in their lives. Lots of people were dying in their prime and animals too were ravaged with terminal diseases. There was no peace in the town and there existed starvation…
30 Mar 2019
No man could resist the beauty of Sandra; not in this world. No suitable adjective could be coined for her celestial beauty, which was unparalleled. She was angelic, stainless and spotless, light-skinned, tall, charming, gazelle-like and enchanting. She had a carriage that dwarfs thousands of beautiful ladies. Her eyes shone and sparkled like a thousand…
16 Feb 2019
Meanwhile he was folding the letter. He tucked it in a brown envelope and handed it to Yomi, who took it and left the room immediately. Yomi was a slender young man, easy-going and understanding by nature. He was an undergraduate at the University of Calabar, who came home just for a short stay with…
19 Jan 2019
His wives worshipped him like a demigod and he in turn spoilt them silly with money. Ajewole had mansions in rich neighbourhoods all over the country and even overseas. And his wives enjoyed the wealth and razzmatazz of marrying a stupendously rich man. His wealth continued to grow in leaps and bounds to the surprise…
29 Dec 2018
He wondered how someone from a royal family, like him, would descend so low as to do all these ‘useless’ and cheap jobs to eke out a living. But the reality on ground was harsh and very sad to bear. This is America and not Nigeria, and employers didn’t even bother to take a look…
8 Dec 2018
King Arulegbe II was fuming with unmitigated anger as he sent out his guards and emissaries to get his daughter back from wherever she could be. The whole town was in trouble and chaos. Their king had never been in such a bad mood. The people wondered how the strange man with the beautiful car,…
17 Nov 2018
Then some questions bugged his mind: “What on earth does a rat want in my room? How would the rat cope with poverty? Or how would it cope with a poor man without a job? What would it eat in my room?” Bedebe himself had not eaten since morning and the time was now 1:00p.m.…
10 Nov 2018
“Call back next week. We’ll write you as soon as possible.” Those were the words that kept recurring in Bedebe’s memory as he sat on his bug-infested bed that fateful Monday morning. These were the exact words many employers used in sending him off. And he was totally sick and fed up with hearing these…
13 Oct 2018
Eric Bhadmus had a bad habit. He would never say ‘no’ to any lady when it involved the matters of the heart. And this very attitude always put him in trouble every time. Eric was a tall, handsome and cool dude. He had all the attributes of a ‘licensed’ gigolo. He would never take his…
15 Sep 2018
Help! Help! Help!” the pregnant young lady screamed at the top of her voice as her handbag was forcefully snatched from her arm. In spite of her condition, she ran effortlessly after the fleeing thief, who had manoeuvered, his motorcycle deftly and vanished out of sight. “Help! Ole! Thief!” the pregnant woman continued to scream…
25 Aug 2018
Can you imagine this scenario? A very strange young man, named Bernard Kukuye, accused his neighbour’s family of eating and spoiling his cooked meal with their nostrils! That was the real cause of the trouble brewing at 10, Akinloye Street, Surulere, Lagos, at the moment. Everybody knew Bernard to be a funny, quirky and bizarre…

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