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JOHNNY JUST COME

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Hey Tribe! How's the weather treating you all? I got a little something to warm you up. So contrary to popular belief NYSC in 2010 wasn't the first time I came to Lagos.              E don tay for the matter!       My first time in Lagos was in 2008. I cannot go into the shenanigans of what I came to do in this city then because all my village elders are following this blog and I will not like to be summoned. Thank you very much. Yeah, so when I first came here, you already know it was on a shenanigans level and everything seemed all well and good just like in the movies. Logistics was perfect.  Then, NYSC happened and I got the real " welcome to Lagos " special kind of induction.          NYSC 2010 I  cannot recall the number of times I missed my way in this city, I still do. I mean the bus stops and bridges look almost the same, and the bus drivers and conductors didn't help matters at all.  Then I  will always be like "good morning sir, please I will aligh

ORDER FROM CHAOS

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Good morning Tribe! This could be your perfect Monday morning motivation. Time they say is money. It's best we learn to manage and spend it wisely. Here are a few notes on time management I learned from one of my favorite books "A woman after God's own heart" by Elizabeth George. 1. PLAN IN DETAILS. Have a plan and write everything down in it. In my own case, I record voice notes on my phone because I don't want to worry about the safety of having a pen around the kids.  The more you plan the better you manage and the more you achieve. Also, the more details your plans are, the better.  Give details of what your plan looks like not just a vague idea of what you want to do. 2. DEAL WITH TODAY. All God asks of us is to handle and manage today, only today. Jesus said, "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will about its own things."  I remember when I used to worry about what tomorrow holds for me and even the kids that I literally used up the time I s

FORBIDDEN ( FINAL PART)

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Martins had his meeting that day but he never had any conversation with Alice again or rather, Alice never brought up the matter again. A month later, he was set to return to Abuja.  "Babe, I think we need to talk," Martins said to Alice after packing up that night. "Oh, so you finally found your voice now, right?  " Hmmm, Alice I know things have been quit awkward between us but please just hear me out. I've really been struggling to keep this to myself but just know that I'm trying to protect you and the children, I don't want any harm to come to my family. I wish...... " "Please just stop" Alice cut in. "What have you done? You said you want us to talk but you are not saying anything. Who is harming who? The gentlemen club right? Oh, you think I won't find out? What were you thinking, getting yourself involved in such mess Martins? " By this time Martin was too shocked for word. " how did you find out? Please don'

DEAR DIARY....

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Dear diary, a lot has changed with me since I started this blog exactly a month ago. I will start by reporting Tana.  No, we don't fight anymore. We just talk now and I must say very interesting conversations. One we had recently. Tana: I want to be a mummy when I grow up. Me: ehn! Why? Tana: because all mummys do now is just to play with their phone, lazy around and always say Tana tidy up, Tana why is your sister crying? Tana... Me: Matana Onosetalese Omenai you and who dey lazy around? Tana: all mummys who play with theirs. Where ever in heaven's name did she learn that from? Well, I don't blame her. Every little opportunity I get now, I use it in writing my stories, putting up posts, or replying to email. My phone is my work station. Me: so what does daddy do? Tana: (breaths down) Hmmm! Everything daddy says now is "Tana I will soon buy your cane. That is really very funny.  Lazying around and buying of cane! I can't deal. Since this blog, I have also become a

FORBIDDEN (PART FIVE)

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It's been two years since Alice has had birthed her child in the US. What was initially intended to be a few months of maternity trip turned out to be a journey of no return? No, don't get scared. Nobody died. Well at least, not yet. F L A S H B A C K In the first month of Alice's stay in the States, things became completely awkward between her and Martins. No more frequent phone calls to check up on her and the baby, not to mention his favorite person Jason.  Then the hospital visits were just completely off. Her medical team seems too nice in a funny weird way; I mean she wanted to be pampered and well taken care of but something just seemed off about them. One week before her delivery, Martins flew in to be with her through the process and they welcomed the new addition to the family together, another son, Jayden. The following day after the christening Alice sat beside Martins in the living room where he was, watching TV but lost in thought as usual.  She tapped his sho

FORBIDDEN (PART FOUR)

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The week following their meeting, true to Eric's words, the contract was awarded but it was to Martins.  He was shocked to the bones when he got the news. He asked so many questions, how was it even possible when his name wasn't in the proposal and not forgetting he didn't own any company. I guess you could say the effect of his association with the gentlemen club was already being felt. Yes, Martins had agreed to join and was duly initiated. The execution of the contract came and gone. Within a space of one month, he made more money than he ever dreamed of making in his entire life. He moved his family into the high brew area of Abuja city and set Alice up big time with a shopping mall in the heart of the city. Three months into the whole "miracle" turnaround. One Friday, after the gentlemen meeting, the president came to Martins. "Put a call across to your wife Martins, you will not be going home tonight. You have a meet up tonight". "What is a me

LESSONS FROM MY CHILDREN

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This could serve as your perfect Monday morning motivation. One of the ways God uses in shaping me is having to learn from my children all the time. So I used to have major fights with Matana when she was much younger ( it was a big struggle, I can't even lie). She would ruin any of my property within her reach, from makeup to dresses especially the ones with embroidery or just anything shiny. All she needed was to look for a small piece to pull and everything will be in the ruin and this was a big challenge for me as I was also pregnant with Ari at the time.       Her legendary blush  Papa even advised I keep My things out of her reach but that didn't really work because the minute she's able to reach it we are back to the same circle. I will just wonder why my child was ruining my things and crying was always my final resort ( I'm a cry baby, lol). Then, I discovered she loves makeup and loves to play dress-up too.  The first thing I did was to explain that makeup isn