Monday, January 21, 2019

Miracle Chasers

MIRACLE CHASERS They go to Mountain tops for Fire and Miracles; Move around like envoys in Embassies of Christ At the Synagogue you find them in search of instant healing.   They preach the Word of Life just like John the Baptist. And spread the Word of Faith in Apostolic...
THE TRADITIONAL AFRICAN WOMAN The “traditional” African woman is still here and is ... Still cooking. Still doing the dishes. Still taking care of her home. Still being very submissive to God. Still getting pregnant and giving birth. Still working 8-5 in her place of work...
THE WAILING HAILERS In this tempest in the nation When giant trees are felled by errant ants And shielded sharks wear life jackets Who dares to swim naked?   They keep lugging living water With tainted gluttonous buckets From the crude sea God blessed us with; Leaving the...

Malady

This piece is one in a series inspired by Which Way Nigeria? an evergreen track by socio-political  commentator and Ozzidism exponent, my kinsman Sonny Okosun, who went to rest in Paradise 10 years ago. I hope you enjoy it.   MALADY How...

Ode to Truth

You stand before a jury of nobles And sycophants Unbowed. Your bitter-sweet fumes assail the nostrils of the jurors A delight to some, injurious to others. The branches of ignorant sour grapes are heard outside Wrestling with the walls of the windowless courthouse While crooked thumbs...
Reverend Osoba Otaigbe is not the regular type of missionary. With 18 years of work with multinational organisations mainly in the oil and gas industry, and academic qualifications in Business and Computer Science under his belt, Reverend Otaigbe decided...
Hello there! Hope you enjoyed our Special Edition. We return to our promise to examine causes of and remedies for Ambiguity in sentence construction. Ambiguity is vagueness, doubt, haziness or uncertainty of the meaning of what is said or written....
  We resume with a Special Edition of Editorial Conference contributed by a veteran in the business.       We should pray without seizing. (By fire by force!) Cease /’si:s/ and seize /’si:z/ sound the same but are not pronounced the same way...
I called the police to diffuse the bomb so people won’t die. (Murderer!) Malapropism again! This is the opposite of what is intended. To diffuse is to spread, distribute, circulate, etc. To defuse is to remove the fuse (from...
In response to popular demand, we continue our series on Wrong or Frequently Misused Expressions. Instead for her to greet the boss she frowned. (Insubordination!) Instead (in place of; as a substitute; alternative or preference) collocates correctly with the preposition of....