Shades Of Deceit Episode 5 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, 2014. Wuse 2, Abuja. 8:15PM ‘Table for two?’ The waiter who was smartly dressed in a white shirt hidden behind a black waistcoat and tucked into a black pant trousers with a black tie to match asked, as soon as they stepped into the restaurant. Priye could feel an aura of celebration as Ben pulled out a chair for her to sit. He had insisted on doing it, even though the waiter was already set on the task. He had been smiling all evening on their way down to the restaurant. ‘You’ve been smiling, what’s the news?’ She asked, searching his eyes with a smile. ‘Just be patient Madame P, the night has only just begun,’ Ben replied, his eyes set on the road before him. He was visibly excited. If only he knew that
THE SACRED HEART Doctor Tunde could not hide the mixture of fear and surprise before him. The size of his bulging eyeballs could pick a place in the world book of records. He had never seen anything like this in his twelve years experience as an obstetrician. The once quiet state hospital had been thrown into turmoil. Nurses were seen sprinting around the second floor of the health center. Who said the Olympic track and field event is meant only for athletes. These nurses could compete and win a silver medal. The white coat of doctor Tunde, the states finest obstetrician had turned brown after several falls as he tried to escape to the ground floor. Initially, the residents around thought it was a fire outbreak. They soon discovered it was no fire. What happened was stranger. The docto...
Never Say Goodbye If You Can’t Let Go 4 There was a pregnant pause. Mrs. Akigbe had tears running down her cheeks. “Ordinarily I would say no outrightly, but these kids deserve much better than this. For this reason only, will I promise to look out for them.” For the first time since being there, the corners of her mouth lifted into a smile. “Thank you…I know it might seem otherwise, but I do care for my kids and they mean the world to me” “Why then…” Mrs. Akigbe’s voice trailed off, shrugging her shoulders. She decided against saying anything. What use, if any, would this achieve? If nothing, her presence here today does confirm that she does care about her kids in her own way. “I better start going before the kids get back from school” she said glancing at her watch. “Here’
Never Say Goodbye If You Can’t Let Go 3 It was this incident that knocked the wind out of Michael’s sail. He wasn’t the same again for a long time. He withdrew to himself. Outside of his family, he would only communicate with Uka. He stopped participating in class activities and his school work suffered. Both his class teacher and headmistress knew something was wrong. They eventually invited his dad to school. “Good afternoon sir” Mrs. Ajayi, the headmistress and Ms. Falomo, Michael’s teacher greeted him. Mr. Adeyemi shook both their hands with a nervous smile. This was the first time he had been invited to the school without it being a general invitation to all parents. “Thank you for taking the time to come see us. I know you’ll be wondering why we requested this meeting. Going s
Never Say Goodbye If You Can't Let Go Uka and Michael were best friends. Growing up together was filled with fun and adventure; it was not surprising Michael featured in most, if not all of her tales: They had known each other since she was three. He was a really great friend and Uka knew she loved him because she felt responsible for him and always had the belief that she has a vital part to play in his happiness. Something about him drew her to him in a somewhat inexplicable way. Uka found almost everything about him endearing. Once, unknown to him, she caught him going through her lingerie drawer. He took a few out, examined them and smiled as he held one to his cheek and caressed it. Uka was amazed but kept quiet. She gently went back down the stairs and came back up, this t
LOVE AND LET GO Damilola shifted uncomfortably in the plush settee, she had been in one position too long. It was late, 10pm, but to Damilola it was as good as past midnight. She had been expecting him home for the past two hours and his two phones were off. She still sat pensively in front of the TV not really seeing any humour in the antics of Nkem Owoh’s character in the Nollywood movie. For a moment she forgot her anger and said a quick, worried prayer for Dotun. Fidgety, she got up and walked past pictures of both them on the way to the kitchen. She absently opened the pots checking the already cool ogbono soup, his favourite and her specialty. She frowned as she thought of how she had been making all his favourites of recent; just as often as she confronted him for his late night
LOVE BEYOND MEASURES EPISODE 8 Fredrick knew he needed to act fast after his discussion with Ikem. It was obvious Ikem was thinking of going back to Ugochi, and he wasn’t so certain the kind of reception he is likely to receive. Although, Ugochi had been very emphatic about not getting back together with Ikem, one can never be sure as love is a very funny business. He had called her immediately after the party and scheduled a lunch date with her. Her time is much more valuable now that she’s gone back to work. He didn’t want to waste time, he would have preferred a dinner date instead. Well, he has to work with what he has. Ugochi was waiting for him by the time he got to the restaurant at Ring Road. They hugged and sat down. “It’s good to see you, Fredrick.” “Good to see y
LOVE BEYOND MEASURES EPISODE 7 Fredrick got in and looked around. It was a duplex. The compound was very neat and beautiful with trees and flowers everywhere. There were two cars parked, a Peugeot and a Mercedes Benz. Those two cars speak money or at least comfort. The gate-man who let him in was looking at him strangely. “May I speak with your madam?” He looked at Fredrick, dump-struck. “Oga Ikem, no be you?” he asked, looked around, obviously confused. “But, you comot now. I see you comot. How you come go come back like that?” he was walking around Fredrick, looking at him from head to toe. Fredrick kept his cool. “May I speak with your madam?” “Oga, who you be? Make I just go call my madam.” “Please, sir. I really need to see her and I assure you she’ll want to see me to
LOVE BEYOND MEASURES EPISODE 4 The next day, Ugochi woke up to a lot pain. She was alone in bed and she assumed Dawn must have gone in to work. Her body ached so bad she could barely move from the bed. She would have to call in sick to the office. Although she was shaking with the pain assuaging her body, no matter how bad that pain was it couldn’t compare with the pain in her heart. She couldn’t think of the happenings of last night without dissolving in tears. She couldn’t believe her fairy tale could turn into a nightmare so quickly. She forced the thought from her mind determinedly. She tried to maneuver herself out of bed with as little pain as possible. One of her eyes was still swollen shut so she could only see out of the one good eye and it was throbbing badly. She grimaced
LOVE BEYOND MEASURES EPISODE 2 Ugochi drove into her compound at exactly 10:30pm. She parked the car at the slot in front of her apartment, got out and locked the car. She tried her door, found it locked and unlocked it with her keys. Ikem is probably asleep, she thought. He would have locked the door when he was going to bed; she didn’t think it was likely though. He rarely slept before she got home. She went in, and saw him seated in front of the TV. He didn’t turn around, or acknowledge her entrance in any way. Ugochi skirted the small dining table with just two chairs, and narrowly avoided stumbling over a pair of shoes as she walked up to him. “Hi dearie. You’ve been waiting for long?” she asked as she sat beside him. She saw he was playing with the DSTV remote in his hands.
THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 20 The fight in Oseh was getting tougher. Nduka and his gang were pursued back to the palace. More people from other communities were joining in the war to subdue them. On getting to the palace, Nduka and his group secured their refuge there, while the crowd were trying to force themselves into the palace. Igwe had earlier before the arrival of the crowd ordered his security men to guard the palace gate and ensure that no one entered his, palace. Igwe had also before the arrival of the crowd escaped from the palace through the back gate for fear of being tortured, probably, to death by the fuming crowd. When Igwe fled the palace, he made straight to Ukoli Police Station to lodge a complaint that his town was in crisis. With the way Igwe Odumesi reported the inci...
THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 18 Madam Onyii's voice was heard outside as she made a `shhh' sound to chase away a foul which was feeding on the corns she spread outside. Ukene hurriedly packed everything inside the bag and asked Chidimma to go inside her room with it. Chidimma refused collecting the bag as she walked into her room sobbing. Ukene took the bag away and both pretended that nothing ever happened. "Chidimma! shouted Madam Onyii when she entered the room. Ukene left the house through the back door and suddenly entered through the front door to meet with Madam Onyii. "Why did you come back? Where are the children?" "Oh! Are you still in the house? I thought you have gone back to the workshop. The children are waiting for me somewhere I forgot that Chidimma is supposed to