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The Issues Raised Here As Topics Would Have Been A Very Voluminous Book For Young Boys To Read And In Course Of Which It Would Improve On Their Deficiencies In Noted Areas. Therefore, This Is Only A Working Guide To Being A Man. The Measurement Of Manliness Is Based On The Impact Of Men’s Relationship With Women And To Lesser Extent, Fellow Men. Each Topic Is A Project By Itself. To Be A Man, You Must;1. Learn How To Approach Women, Even Strangers, In Every Awkward Situation And Start A Conversation. 2. Learn How To Use Your Penis Effectively.3. Learn How To Understand Women, Their Demand Methods And Nagging Habits.4. Learn How To Imp...
DISCOVERY

 

I Looked Out Of My Window And Then I Looked Down. Evelyn Was Scooping Slimy Dirt, Her Left Hand Deep Into The Depth Of The Brackish Green Rotten Drain Running By The Edge Of The Building.the Sight Of Her Bare Hand In A Disguising Slosh Of Brackish Slag Flowing In The Ruined Drain Made Me Raise My Voice. “evelyn What Are You Looking For?” Apparently She Had Lost Something And Was Going About It In An Idiotic Way I Thought. “i’m Looking For My Idiot,” She Replied And My Face Twisted. Was She Throwing A Joke At Me?“your Idiot?” I Asked In Bewilderment....
HUMOUR

 

If Our Wishes To Avoid Trouble In Life Would Give Us A Pattern Of Behavior, Then It Would Be Best To Live Alone In Isolation, Otherwise Our Immediate Neighbour Might Be The Biggest Trouble To Avoid.the Idea Is Not To Avoid People Because We Must Meet At The Market, The Church, Or In The Bus. But Sometime Against Our Choice, We Are Stuck With One Neighbour Or Another. In African Communal Living, We Live In Rented Apartments....
DISCOVERY

 

After Engaging My Insatiable Appetite For Strange Meals, Nothing Could Be As Evident As A Bulging Stomach. Just Like Every Other Day In A School Calendar, There Were Things To Be Done, And One Of Such Was To Stay In Line With A Good Academic Performance―in My Quest Of Bagging A Bachelor’s Degree. An Imminent Class Made Sure Students Gaited Down The Lecture Blocks. But The Past Came Knocking, Reminding Me Of The Mixtures Of Food That Were Never Meant To Be On The Same Plate. I Realized There Was Trouble In Food Haven. It Then Occurred To Me That The School Campus Lacked A Decent ‘convenience’ To Dish Out My Expensive Waste. I Began To Sweat Profusely....
STORY

 

The Ponzi Punditsome Call Me Charles And No, That Is Actually My Moniker In The Grand Scheme Of Things. I Prance Around In Various Regalia When I Want To Act The Part. I Have Been Into Various Schemes And I Will Be Telling You My Story. I First Embraced Ponzi When The Economy Got Tough. It Was Never In My Plan To Venture Into Such A Risky Project But I Can Tell You That I Have Learned The Trade Of The Scheme’s Eponymous Ancestor―charles Ponzi....
FEATURE

 

If We Look At Our Culture And Tradition As Put Together By Our Old Superstitious And Idol Worshipping Ancestors And Also The Fact That They Are Stack Illiterates, Then We Can Appreciate The Wisdom In Their Lives. Now As Culture, That Wisdom As Our Inheritance Is Made To Continue To Our Present Time With All The Absurdities In That Times’ Wisdom. Even With Our Level Of Education We Fail Or Fear To Correct Some Ways Of Life Inherited As If The Loss Of Such Irrationality Is Regrettable Or Our Respect For Absurdity Is Our Wisdom....
CULTURE

 

Loan Me A Tearthat I May Still Rearsuch Warm Tears Of An Infantwhen Mine Is In Wanti Need To Free A Blue Tearwhich Balm At The Rearemotions Of My Frail Humanityeasily Injured By Sour Infirmity...
LITERATURE

 

It Has Just Been Discovered That Not All Mysterious Body Cuts Or Injuries Are Caused By Witches And Wizards. Some Other Time When You Have Your Bath, Water Touches A Part Of Your Body Then You Feel It Hurts. You Check Only To Discover A Scratch Or An Injury You Did Not Know How Or When It Got There. It Shows That It Is Possible To Lose Part Of Our Body Without Even Noticing It.there Are Some Mysterious Injuries All The Same. Like Obi, Who Could Not Tell How Over Time He Wakes Up To Find That He Had Bruises On His Knees As Well As His Elbows, And Not That He Was Involved A Fight....
SEXY TALES

 

The Act Of Making Big Money Is Fraught With Real Life Comic Book Risks. Yes Accepted Risks To Even End Life. For Those In The Act Of Making Big Money, The Sanctity Of Human Life Becomes Less Of A Thought. According To One Musician “get Rich Quick Or Die Trying” Is A Good Slogan. Money Making Is Like A War Game. To Survive, If Killing Gives You The Edge Then So Be It. Just Like An Instinct, No Regrets. Most Times Such Money Spinning Jobs Or Assignments Are As Crazy As The Amount Involved. Like A Commando Operation; Go To A Maximum Security Prison And Free One Inmate And Get 2 Million Dollars. Go To Kebbi And Hijack A Ballot Box From The Electoral Officer And Get 4 Million Naira....
DISCOVERY

 

When We Talk Of Inheritance, The Mind Immediately Narrows To; Land Or Landed Property, Huge Sums Of Money, Bills, Bonds Or Wills. In Some African Traditions Even Wives Or Slaves Reflect. The Funny Thing About Inheritance Is That Even Misers Leave Their Obsessions To Be Inherited. Ancient Memorabilia Like “native Gold”, Black Cloth, Colonial Times Souvenirs, Traditional Crafts, Or Some Out-of-production Materials Could Also Appear Among Things Slated To Be Inherited. These Items Are Treasured For Their Antiquity, Their Scarcity, Uniqueness Or Because Of Being Standing Reminders Of Affinity With The Original Owner....
FAMILY

 

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