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Looking Beyond … II

“I can’t say if the decision to be Mr. Patis’ replacement was a blessing or a trial of faith. I have been under immense pressure to correct and explain the mistakes made by my predecessor”. Chike said covering his face with his hands and letting out a weary sigh.It was as if scales fell off my eyes. I saw the sadness in his eyes and the droop of his broad shoulders. Yes! My eyes were finally opened to see my husband’s pains.…

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FAMILY friction LIFE lOVE RELATIONSHIP

LOOKING BEYOND … 1

My heart felt like exploding and I was literally boiling within as Chike said those words. The same excuse as last week – “Bidemi dear, please can we do this some other day, I feel tired today”. How can a loved one hurt you so much and in ignorance! As I stood by our family size bed, I fumed with anger searching Chike’s face for any sign of reluctance, lie or even infidelity (umh! the power of the mind)“why are…

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THE WORK PLACE BULLY 11

“Shola needs you”, Yetunde, Shola’s secretary spoke into the intercom. As Sheila walked to Shola’s office, she had already guessed why she was being summoned yet her heart beat could not slow down, it doubled with every step. No staff has  adapted to Shola’s verbal assault and Sheila was no exception.    I am surprised that a task as simple as concluding on a deal could become a colossal failure in your hands, Shola began. But sir you are aware that I offered Mr…

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THE WORK PLACE BULLY 1

The day began bright, beautiful and pregnant with expectations. It was Shelia’s first working day in the New Year and she exerted much strength, energy and passion with which she excitedly hug and screamed “happy new year” to each of the familiar faces she had worked with all through the previous year. As she exchanged pleasantries with her teammates, they also revive the memories of the short but beautiful Christmas holidays that just ended. Activities in  Manitex Shipping Company complex…

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friction Motherhood RELATIONSHIP

UN(DIVIDED) LOVE

Emem yawned and stretched as she drew closer to Dozie her husband. She was roused by the persistent knock on the door, she could hear the voice of her son Ebube saying “offfen (open) the door” and kept knocking with his little fists. She made to rise to open the door for him but Dozie put his legs over her thighs restraining her from getting up. In his rich and drowsy baritone voice he said “honey, let’s snuggle some more,…

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