The Eleventh Commandment

I was standing upstairs on my balcony one hand on the steel railing. The other hand a scalding hot mug of herbal infusions. The door of my neighbors balcony slid noisily open.  Just then my totally impossible sibling joined me outside.  She was wearing a kimono. No hijab this morning. Her beauty is exotic. Smiling … Continue reading The Eleventh Commandment

My Oga (Boss) At The Top

Charles was always the epitome of the henpecked husband. I suspect a bit of a cuckold too. He is married to the most cantankerous and the most garrulous woman you would ever see. He is as skinny as she is fat. As silent as she is loud. As intelligent as she is... (Charles is going … Continue reading My Oga (Boss) At The Top

Myths About Naira Devaluation

…according to the data, we do not have an import problem… However, we do have an export problem, highlighted by the fact that crude oil accounts for 90% of our recorded exports and crude oil prices are volatile. Recognising this key difference between an import problem and an export problem is very important because it … Continue reading Myths About Naira Devaluation

The Writers Wife

Trust me I understand his absences. Was it not I, his official muse, that set him upon this path? He is all over the world now; awards, book signings, book readings, CNN, even Bollywood want deals. He is in Abu Dhabi this weekend... Al Jazeera interview slash a book signing. And I'm stuck in Abuja … Continue reading The Writers Wife

Book Promotion: “1” By Dan Ochu-Baiye

My first e-book is suddenly making waves. Funny because it's been over a year published exclusively on Amazon. Just in case you missed it, I think you should check it out. Remember the popular quote about not judging a book by its cover? Yeah... Case in point... Leave a kind review? (for my ego). Thank … Continue reading Book Promotion: “1” By Dan Ochu-Baiye

What Happens On The HASH… (In Honour Of AH3 18TH ANNIVERSARY)

I just met her. Beautiful. Adele - kinda woman. Yes, she sings too. Quiet. Too quiet actually. But the eyes behind those spectacles...they spoke volumes to me... Within seconds I knew a lot ... She wrote this story. I connected with its plot and I will try to give you a wider perspective... {Beyond Redemption: … Continue reading What Happens On The HASH… (In Honour Of AH3 18TH ANNIVERSARY)

Nigerian Banks Caught Defrauding Customers Billions With Black Market Rates

Nigerian banks under the watch of Godwin Emefiele-led Central bank have been caught defrauding customers to the tune of billions of dollars via illegal deductions on foreign transactions. Since December 2014, Nigerian banks have charged customers hidden fees on single international ATM withdrawals that convert Naira at the Black market rate and widely above the … Continue reading Nigerian Banks Caught Defrauding Customers Billions With Black Market Rates

Dance With My Father

I laid my head on his broad chest, my arms around his muscular torso. I felt his large hand 'gently' thumping my uncovered back, the space between my neck and where my wedding gown began. Luther Vandross', "Dance With My Father Again" was aptly playing through the monstrous sound systems DJ Snap had brought for … Continue reading Dance With My Father

Obudu Ranch HASH

The camp fires burned hot Music moved our souls and feet Liquors were quaffed with glee Love found, Friendships free In a land eerily enchanting Misty, damp, and exotic We are literally in the clouds It is all surreal, pure magic It is cold mostly We are tired always Muscles sore surely Climbing hills and … Continue reading Obudu Ranch HASH

Fooling Around With Petrol Prices

Government will continue to pursue full deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. However, given the hardships being suffered by Nigerians, and after due consideration and consultations with state governors and the leadership of the National Assembly, government has approved the reduction of the pump price of petrol to N97 per litre. The Petroleum Products Pricing … Continue reading Fooling Around With Petrol Prices