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Saturday, June 25, 2016

NIGERIA; A NATION OF OIL WEALTH(an article by Sunsampaul Egwu)

      Nigeria! The nation of oil wealth! As I write with my cold-warm
hand sting to my pen, I dare to say Nigeria can be the top airspot in
west Africa! Nigeria, a nation of great enthusiasm. After the
slavery,bombing, killing, GDP debase, fuel subsidy, fuel scarcity,
long term ASUU strike, average term Doctor’s strike, Kidnapping,
Abduction of our boys and girls, bad roads, bad school's building and
hospital's building. This nation still stands firm.

      Nigeria, the most populated in west Africa! Richest in
petroleum, talent and God’s gift. A nation where champagne flows in
high life, where rats get fatter than human beings and animals become
more populated. A nation where the weather is always friendly, where
the moon song is been
sang at dawn, where tales are narrated by moonlight and even cats and
birds ask questions from the tales.

     Nigeria, a nation where stars are bred, where one experiences
hell and heaven before getting to anyone; though death is her greatest
enemy, yet they die at young and old age. A nation of love and peace.
Regardless of her captivity, she was emancipated, regardless of the
number of bombing and bloodshed, the numbers multiply day by -day. Her
birth rate dominates her death rate most times. A nation that is
nicknamed Israel. God bless this nation of oil wealth!

   We Nigerians should cry, sob, panic or blame our leader that much.
Let's us join hands with them in prayer and pray for the betterment of
this nation. Remember Rome wasn't built in a day. So we need to pray
and support our leaders. They are leaders for a purpose through vote
not by magic. We voted them, so let's give them the support instead of
the complaints. I've come to realize that patience matters most in
this our situation. The Muslims as you fast also remember Nigeria in
prayer as well.

   This is my little observations and proffered solutions that can
make this nation grow no matter the afflictions that inflict her.
Remember many are the afflictions of the righteous but the lord
deliver them all. Let's trust in God and Nigeria will be a better
nation we all yearn for.

©Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher

PAINFUL FIRE(a poem by Sunsampaul Egwu)

This painful fire is so hot
It added a different mark on my skin
This fire is the situation I pass through
Its pain is excruciating

Time has stretched enough for me
To throw these overbearing burdens into an open sea
The compelling ache in my hungry soul
Tells me to take the wandering ways of the seeker to the hole
To swim an endless ocean deeper than the Pacific

Who will say it is the resolution of weakness?
Who will say it is not the decision of bravery?
Let me once and forever clear my deluded head
With songs that made Cleopatra yearn for immortality

This country now sags and its pant shown to chameleons
The surer re-union with her love that drove the brown beauty
To burn reason and take to the lighter flight of the heavenly birds

Blown to the breeze of Iroquois
This country, like a Seeker , who in her quest
Crossed the dilapidated angry sea
For the kingdom of slavery
Though wiser love, showering with a thousand gifts of jewels
A treasure most precious
Used in a prolific and pragmatic way

For she desires no tyre used as necklaces
The command of love knows no queen
She defeats the mightiest of kings
Whom in her little self refused
To bow to her sadist, but genuflected
Before an all building light of the sun

She has been treated like a sheep without a shepherd
They bombed her, abused her with whips
This country has been deflowered
She has missed her period
That made it added a painful fire to my soul
And place many souls in a hole

©Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher

TELL THEM(a poem by Sunsampaul Egwu)

Tell them our nation's stronghold
Is no longer fit and strong
To hold her prestigious prestige
For her intensive integrity has fallen
And her pride is been used for a ride

Tell them our leaders are not leading
But they're only ruling as weak rulers
Who only care for their bellies
And not what we desire as lilies
Even our graduates sob
Because they've no job
And our universities are now vast cities of cultisms

Tell them our security sags and it pant is blinks
At night we now sleep and wink
Night is now the job of home breakers
Who break and take what is given to us by our maker

Tell them our educational back ground is downtrodden
Because its back has been placed on the ground
Our students now sit with rodents
Their seats are now meats for termites to feast

Tell them the physiognomy of our parents are chitinous
They've nothing to offer but sorrowful tears and bitter bloods
They've been deprived their pensions
And placed under tensions
As their joy are in detentions

Tell them we are tired of the boom boom sounds that raped our minds
And separated us when we abound
For our destinies have been traumatically truncated
And our smiles now pass through excruciating pains in a million miles

Tell them that we need silence
Doesn't mean we should be silenced
For we've been eliminated for our right
Our justice now hide itself in just-hiss
Our peace is torned into pieces
And the truth we need has lost its root indeed

Tell them that we need
Our surroundings to be serene
Doesn't mean we need the sound of a siren
For our hearts bleed each time couples are been carried away as corpses
Let God listen to my cry and try to give a pry before my people dry

Tell them our neighbours are now mosquitoes
Who dine and wine on our bloods that are fine
We pay for electric light but we are using sunlight
Power failure is now a powerful failure
Our economy has become a comic to mimic and remix
So let them give us what we need not what they hid

Tell them the change we seek is not the change we've seen
Let them return to us our transformed transformation
So our lives can be transformed
Instead of been negatively changed by those executhieves in politricks
Who called themselves change changers
Not knowing they're just change chain-ass

#Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher~SEP

THE UNLUCKY DAY(a flash fiction by Sunsampaul Egwu)

     Chidi, a skillful hunter love going to different bushes to hunt,
he has been doing it for decades and has caught a lot of  animals for
his business and family. He will sell many to the butchers in the
abattoir in his village called Nkano in Enugu State. This continues,
and he always feel happy because he uses the income to care for his
family and pay his children school fees.

      One day he was unlucky, he didn't see any animal to hunt, so he
went to a different village called Umasili in the same Enugu State. In
that village there's a place in the bush called animal kingdom, due to
the wide number of wild animals that were said to be the inhabitants.
He reached the animal kingdom late in the evening and was tired, so he
fell asleep almost imperceptibly.

      At early crack of the dawn, Chidi's sleep was disturbed by some
human-like voices. It was a hubbub caused by some animals who seemed
to be in a serious misunderstanding. Chidi realized soon that the
animals were hungry.

      "A hungry man is an angry man," he said to himself. "These
animals would surely be angry since they seems to be hungry. As they
yawned severally and the lions roared in anger and tiredness." I had
better not interfere into their matters," several things he said to
himself silently for the fear of not letting the angry animals to know
a living creature is around.

      Chidi hid himself amidst the bushes for a while, suddenly a
thought came to him to shoot the animals so they'll become afraid and
run. He was scared of shooting them for the fear that they will come
after him. Chidi happens to be a skillful hunter but at this time he
was afraid because the animals were many in number including wicked

    He raised his gun and aimed at the crowd of angry animals , he was
certain that his bullets must kill two to three out of the crowd of
animals. He angrily shoot and the bullet hit one of the animals.
Immediately the animals didn't run away but went after Chidi. Out of
fear Chidi began to run, and shout for help; the animals chased him
and he ran so fast till he fell down from a hill and hit his head on a
rock. The animals thought he was dead as blood was seen gushing out
from his head. For the fear of not going down the dangerous hill that
led to a big river, they all went back. Chidi fell from the hill to
the river, he was drowned and unconscious. He later found himself on
the hospital bed in that same village. He was told by the nurse that
he was rescued by a good Samaritan hunter called Uzor who found him
lying almost dead with blood all over his head and face after he
immediately fell from the hill.

      Two days later Chidi became fine and healthy, he thanked Uzor
who saved his life and appreciated the effort of the nurse. Uzor had
already paid his hospital bill which made him delightful. He journeyed
back to his village to meet his family who had been searching for him
everywhere. On seeing him, his last born Emeka ran and jump on him.
"Daddy,daddy, I've missed you" he shouted joyfully. Chidi entered his
parlour with his family and neighbours who saw him coming, then he
narrated his ugly encounter with the crowd of animals that took place
that unlucky day. He advised his family and neighbours to be contented
with what they've in their village and to avoid battling with wild
animals. He even told them how nice the nurse was to him and how Uzor
saved his life. He added "you all need to be nice not only to your
families or neighbours, but to strangers as well. You never can tell
whom God want you to save, or whom God want to use, to be your
saviour." After all his words, the weather became dull as it was going
to rain, then all the neighbours went home happily for seeing Chidi
alive and for the words of wisdom he filled them with.

#Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher~SEP

DEYEMI'S DREAM(a flash fiction by Sunsampaul Egwu)

     Eluwor, is a small village in Kwara State, a village where hustlers
and hardworking people reside yet they're barely rich. They've poor
roads and hospitals as many of their children always die due to
untreated sicknesses like malaria, typhoid and cholera.

       Deyemi is a lad, dark in complexion, tall and handsome, he has
charming eye balls, awesome accent, and a captivating smile. Amidst
the poverty in his village he always assured his mates he'll strive to
become a legend in his village. He always say this words to even his
parents. In his father's hut he made an inscription on a slate that he
nailed to the wall like a mirror to look at every morning. it read
'Deyemi's dream is to be the stronghold of his village, to be a legend
with great reputation, to be a medical doctor, and to be the best
among the rest.'

    Deyemi is the only begotten son of Baba, as the old and feeble man
is mostly called. Deyemi lost his mum during one of her encounters
with appendix which herbs didn't cure. Baba, Deyemi's father begot
Deyemi at old age though Baba is feeble, but he still never seize to
fill his son Deyemi with words of wisdom.

     Times past, one fateful night; there was a rumbling on the roof
of the huts in many villages around them including theirs, the cloud
changed and many roofs began to leave their positions. It was going to
rain heavily and this rain is going to take a long time to water the
earth. Eluwor village is known for her bad soil that barely get dry
when rain falls. After it rained heavily that day, Eluwor was filled
with flood. Many huts were carried away by the flood, Deyemi was busy
bailing water out of their hut which made him came to a conclusion
that he mustn't sit and wish his dream come true. "I must get up, go
to Lagos and seek for help with my little knowledge, I'll convince my
Uncle in Lagos to enrol me even in public school" he said to himself.

     Two days later, he journeyed to Lagos after receiving his
father's blessings and the only penny left with his father. Baba told
him, to go in peace that he'll be alright. On getting to Lagos, it was
a new world for Deyemi as the whole place was very busy with crowd of
different people. Locating his Uncle; Uncle Ajani, was a tug of war
for him. He eventually found the address on the paper given to him by
uncle Ajani, the last time he visited. He used the address on the
paper and later located the place.

    Uncle Ajani was very happy, he enrolled Deyemi the following week
as promised in a public school. Deyemi being 19 years old was enrolled
in Ikorodu Government College. He was placed in SS1 class, Science
department. Deyemi was hardworking, industrious, brilliant, obedient
and truthful. These virtues guided him in the right part. And made
many teachers loved him and he was coming out with good grades till
SS3. When the School had scholarship for her 3 best SS3 students to
study in Harvard University overseas. Deyemi was fortunate to qualify
in the Scholarship exam and was chosen among others.

      It was a long period of study for Deyemi, who after five years,
graduated as a Medical Doctor in Harvard. He got a good job as the
leading doctor in LUTH; Lagos State University Teaching Hospital,
after receiving several best doctor awards from hospital overseas. He
travelled down to his village to fulfill his dream as he desired.
Before now he always send money to his father to enable him keep body
and soul together, right from his secondary school days. Baba sighted
a jeep entering the road that led to his hut. Deyemi came out
majestically and ran to embrace Baba who wept joyfully  " Omo mi ti
dey ooo" Baba stammered in happiness. A crowd of villagers clustered
their hut to see the transformed  Doctor Deyemi.

     Two days later, Work Began in Eluwor village, before now, Deyemi
had already made arrangement for the construction of bole holes, good
roads; building of good hospitals, school, and homes for the aged. All
these was hastened by the Foreign Civil Engineers who were sent by
their government to assist Deyemi because of the love he showed to
them and his hard work that wob him several awards as the leading and
dedicated Doctor in their country.

     Few months later all the works were completed and the whole
villages rejoiced with Deyemi, they sang songs of appreciation to him
that indeed he's a God sent to their village. Baba smiled and said to
himself " Indeed I've just one child, but he's more than many children
for indeed he's Adeyemi which means the crown fits me" Indeed the
crown fit Deyemi for he was celebrated as a king in the Eluwor village
and the Oba and Oloyes of Eluwor village gave him a great title which
was respected by even the Oba and everyone in Eluwor and the
neighbouring villages.

#Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher~SEP

Friday, June 10, 2016

THE TALKING TWIN by Sunsampaul Egwu

Many years ago in the village of Echene, babies were able to talk as
soon as they were born. This made it very easy for their mothers to
look after them whenever they felt uncomfortable in any way.

These babies were not wise and so they talked about anything they saw.
If a man with one eye comes to the house, a baby would say "go away
one eyed man" their mothers always had to apologize for these rude
remarks. This made Onwucha the king very angry as many complaints that
were brought to him concerning this talking babies. Some elders said
during their generation they didn't talk, why are babies now talking
in this generation. The king then decided to summon the eye of the
gods who eventually consulted the gods who then decided to make babies
dumb until they were old enough  to talk.

Subsequent years, babies that were born remained dumb until they're
old enough to talk. This happened for 20 years until Mazi Uloko's wife
gave birth to twin that were talking. These babies were not only
talking but were wise and smart. They were born with complete adult
teeth that made most of the villagers perplexed.

One day the king summoned the parent of the twin. He said "This twin
are not human, they don't only talk but came to this world with adult
teeth, they even talk like adults not babies. Such thing is strange
and a curse to our generation, so they must die." The parent pleaded,
cried and cried for the king to spare their lives for the twin happens
to be their only issue after 28 years of marriage, but the king
vehemently refused.

The subsequent day, the king sent his guards to go fetch the twin he
labelled to be evil. When they got there, the twin began to talk. They
narrated the life history of the guards and how their fathers lost
their lives. This made the guards speechless and weak to grab them to
the king. They foolishly went back to the king who got angry and went
to were the twin live. On getting there the twin began to reveal and
narrate the evil the king did. How he killed his senior brother who
happens to be the true heir to the thrown, to become the king, how he
also killed his wife who caught him while he was raping a Virgin who
happens to be a maid in the palace. As all these were said, crowd
gathered in despair and astonishments.

After the twin finished narrating the evil the king has done, the king
became speechless, he drew a sword from one of his guard's sheath to
strike one of the twin in anger but the sword and his hand froze due
to the power in the eyes of the twin that were very active and

The multitude that clustered when the secret of the king was narrated
by the twin, spat at the king, stripped him of his fine linen and
removed the crown and royal beads from him after which they moved him
to the market square naked where he'll be burnt to aches as the
penalty for any murderer as tradition demands.

Two weeks after the horrible disgrace and death of the king. villagers
never seize to bring gift for the twn bless them and reveal things to
them. This made the family of Mazi Uloko to be well respected and the
council of elders decided to crown him king of the kingdom which was
done and all the villagers became happy.
#Sunsampaul d Philosopher

Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher is a poet, instrumentalist, published
writer and a computer science student. He's a pioneer of Ghetto City
of Poetry and the founder of Citadel of Life, a  lover of children and
a life changer with the zeal of helping souls in the slum,  he also
lecture lads and lasses in writing. He started writing when he was six
years. He has written motivational books, such as words of wisdom to
the nation, Turning your plight into your flight,  Words of
Encouragement to the Nation etc. But yet to publish them. He has
published one of his novels titled IKENNA AND THE ZEBRA. it is an
African folktale. He loves reading books like prose, poetry, drama,
bible etc and he love blogging. He blog@
Email: facebook: Sunsampaul Egwu. Tel: 08180861170
Twitter: @sunsaint96

THE HARD TIMES by Sunsampaul Egwu

            There once lived a man called Okafor. He was a strong hunter, who
subsisted on what ever he realized from selling the animals he killed
after hunting.

     Okafor had only one son, called Ifeanyi who followed him to hunt
in the forest. Ifeanyi was determined to be a strong hunter like his
father. So he always practice with his father's hunting tools, gun,
arrows and the likes. Ifeanyi was only 12 years old when he started
hunting with his father.

    "Father," Ifeanyi called. "What would it take for me to be more
stronger than you"? "My son I always wanted you to be stronger than me
and be wiser than me, I'm delighted you asked, now you must practice
harder, be peaceful, smart and fearless, above all be prayerful" his
father replied.

      Since Okafor's wife had died of a snake bite 10 years ago,
Okafor had sworn never to allow any thing happen to his son Ifeanyi,
he promised to be his protector and provider as God will be the
ultimate protector and provider of him and his son Ifeanyi.

     After many years, Okafor became feeble and aged to continue
hunting, he confined in his son of his inability to continue hunting.
Okafor had before now armed Ifeanyi, his son with every paraphernalia
needed to be a strong hunter even stronger than himself.

      There was a fearful forest in the village  on which no hunter
has entered for fear of being devoured by wild animals whom were said
to be inhabitants of the forest. After Ifeanyi had bad days coupled
with starvation that struck him and his father. He decided to go
hunting. On his way he couldn't find any animals to hunt and none was
caught in his traps. He reasoned to himself to go into the fearful
forest perhaps he may be lucky to return with big Grass-cutter.

      Ifeanyi who is now 18 years of age, eventually concluded and
headed for the fearful forest. On getting there, he missed his way and
spent hours in the forest after which he was been chased by a Lion
that later killed him, devoured his legs, heart and eyes, leaving
other parts untouched. His father who didn't know that his son had
left the ordinary forests for the fearful forest was busy
contemplating what might have happened to his only beloved son,

   Two days later, a hunter who mistakenly chased a Deer into the same
fearful forest, found Ifeanyi's corpse already smelling with Vultures
feasting on it. He quickly ran to summon his weak father who
vehemently followed him to the Forest's path. The man with the aid of
some warriors wrapped Ifeanyi's corpse and carried it out to the
Forest's path for his father to see. The weak Okafor who was already
ill, collapsed  after seeing his only beloved son breathless, smelling
and dead.
#Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher~SEP

 Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher is a poet, instrumentalist, published
writer and a computer science student. He's a pioneer of Ghetto City
of Poetry and the founder of Citadel of Life, a  lover of children and
a life changer with the zeal of helping souls in the slum,  he also
lecture lads and lasses in writing. He started writing when he was six
years. He has written motivational books, such as words of wisdom to
the nation, Turning your plight into your flight,  Words of
Encouragement to the Nation etc. But yet to publish them. He has
published one of his novels titled IKENNA AND THE ZEBRA. it is an
African folktale. He loves reading books like prose, poetry, drama,
bible etc and he love blogging. He blog@
Email: facebook: Sunsampaul Egwu. Tel: 08180861170
Twitter: @sunsaint96


       On a very busy day after the heavy downpour in Umuze village,
Kalu,  a poor hunter had no food to feed his family. Even the animals
in the bush who were all busy searching for their preys to feast on
had ran to their hideout. Kalu wanted meat for his family, it has been
3 weeks since his sophisticated traps caught any animal.

     After much thinking, Kalu headed for the bush the next morning.
He left with him, two water bottles, his hunting bag, traps, weapons,
and few other things. He said to himself,
"I must go home with two animals for feasting and sale, I can't be a
hunter and be starving." He expressed so much enthusiasm.

    Nine hours past, Kalu didn't see any animal neither did his
sophisticated traps catch any. He's the only hunter in the village who
has five traps that are refined, yet he remained poor for being
unfortunate. He became worried and went further in the bush. It was
getter darker but Kalu still insisted he must wait till he get two
animals for sale and feasting because it has been long he tasted meat.

     As Kalu moved further in the already dark bush surrounded by the
hissing sounds of night insects and unseen snakes, he came across a
beautiful lady whose eyes were dazzling and stunning, but she was in
black linen gown. Kalu who's already a fearless hunter asked her who
she was, but she shouted at him. "Will you not go home and let us have
our meeting in peace." Kalu was astonished, he didn't know what
meeting she meant.

      The lady then said to him "I am a witch whose teeth devour human
flesh, who is always drunk to stupor on by human blood". She said all
these to scare Kalu away, but Kalu being fearless said to her " I am
Kalu the fearless hunter who's poor even though with sophisticated
traps, whose voice can't be seized, and whose accent is so innocent
like that of a decent saint."

    This exchange of words and personal praises continued until the
lady began to fall in love with Kalu's accent that sounded like decent
saint and that of a Fulani cowboy.

     She was confused.
 "what do you want here, tell me and it shall be done." She said this
because her eye charm she used to charmed Kalu in order for him to die
failed. Kalu answered " I am here to get two animals for my family and
for sale, I'm poor and haven't tasted meat for 3 weeks." Before Kalu
would finish saying the last word, a life deer and a grass-cutter
appeared behind him. He turned and saw the animals, he shot them dead
and thanked the beautiful witch after which he went home happily with
the deer and the grass-cutter.
#Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher ~SEP

 Sunsampaul Egwu Philosopher is a poet, instrumentalist, published
writer and a computer science student. He's a pioneer of Ghetto City
of Poetry and the founder of Citadel of Life, a  lover of children and
a life changer with the zeal of helping souls in the slum,  he also
lecture lads and lasses in writing. He started writing when he was six
years. He has written motivational books, such as words of wisdom to
the nation, Turning your plight into your flight,  Words of
Encouragement to the Nation etc. But yet to publish them. He has
published one of his novels titled IKENNA AND THE ZEBRA. it is an
African folktale. He loves reading books like prose, poetry, drama,
bible etc and he love blogging. He blog@
Email: facebook: Sunsampaul Egwu. Tel: 08180861170
Twitter: @sunsaint96