Flash Fiction: GAME OVER by Ola Akindeji

He caressed the glossed curls of his hair for the umpteenth time, tilting his full brows and flashing a seductive smile at his reflection in the mirror. “Perfect”, he muttered, carefully adjusting his bow tie too. The handsome looking man took a deep heave of satisfaction. He gently picked the jet black box on the…

Ariana Grande visits victims of her Manchester concert attack

American pop star, Ariana Grande, visits the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital, to show love and support to her young fans who were victims of the terror attack at her Manchester concert. The suicide bombing which took place on May 22, claimed the lives of 22 people and left dozens injured. Recently on IG, the music…

Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane, allegedly arrested in the US.

Yesterday, Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane was allegedly arrested in Miami, US, on accounts of credit card fraud. Instablog9ja were the first to release mugshots of the singer’s arrest.  According to the records, Dammy Krane was charged with card fraud, identity fraud (posed as Johnson Hunga) and theft. Mugshots of Krane’s accomplice; Chukwuebuka Gabriel Ilochonwu were…

Save My Soul (Episode 7) by Yetunde Oyelude

    “What did you just say?” Kamil thundered again, feeling the bolts in his head jolt loose and his sanity falling apart like the drop of a porcelain vase on tiled floor. Abeebat tilted her head high, standing her ground. “You heard me the first time.” She could see she had succeeded in driving…

NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2017 – THE LONGLIST

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is delighted to announce the longlist for the 2017 edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize which closed to submissions on 15th March, 2017.  Poems numbering 725 were received, processed and forwarded to an 8-man judging panel chaired by Professor Akachi Ezeigbo for critical assessment. The longlisted entries with details of…

​THE PLAN | by Mike Murphy

The aliens, 1 and 2, spoke as their ship hurtled towards the unfortunate world that was their destination. “Invasion?” asked 2. “Affirmative,” answered 1. “When?” inquired 2. “Soon.” “Objective?” “Colonization.” “Us?” “Yes,” answered 1. “Everyone?” 2 queried. “Everyone.” “Difficult.” “Agreed.” “Why?” “Climate,” said 1. “Temperate?” his companion asked hopefully. “Yes.” “Cold?” “Sometimes.” “Hot?” “Occasionally.” “Remarkable!”…

Violated | by Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi

​I woke up this morning with anger all over my heart. I weep for my nation whose  hope appears bleak because of greed.  The children of the future have nothing to look up to  for the resources of the land are far depleted. bloated tummies and malnourishment shook hands as vestige of egocentricity lead the way….

Save My Soul (Episode 6) by Oyelude Yetunde

            ************** The break time had seen most of the students vacate the classroom, rendering it almost empty. Abeebat stood up from her desk now, quickly tucking the notes she had been copying into her bag. She had to go join Bimbo at the cafeteria. Her stomach was rumbling and the break was almost over….

NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2017:  TOP 100 POEMS

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the top 100 entries for the 2nd edition of Nigerian Students Poetry Prize which received 725 poems from students drawn from over 100 tertiary institutions in Nigeria and abroad. The poems with details of the authors are listed below in no particular order: WHEN IT ALL COMES…

Five Short Absurdities | by Ed Ahern

Spin Drift A Day is not the measure Of my living A failure sets no standard on my worth Moments blowing into moments Set my drift And threaten to gutter my candle.   Deprivation I’ve managed a life Without Rock and Roll. No, metal, no grunge, no acid. Beatle intrusion only by chance.   Never…

Photography | by ​Fabrice Poussin

​EMERGENCE  LITTLE LUCIE’S SCHOOL DRESS  CLARITY FOR TOMORROW  PEEKING IN *** Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more…

Drake breaks record at the 2017 Billboard music awards

Last night, American rapper and singer, Drake, broke record for the most billboard music award win in a single year. The “One Dance” hit maker took home 13 gongs beating the record previously held by Adele for winning 12 awards in a single night. The man of the night was all smiles as he accepted…

Save My Soul (Episode 5) by Yetunde Oyelude

Abeebat could breathe now, stepping into the threshold of her classroom’s door. Her knees however still quivered, while her heart occasionally skipped beats as Dimeji’s voice kept bellowing like thuds of an elephant, in her heart. Yet, she was way better than she felt in that uncompleted building. Bimbo, who had all through Abeebat’s absence…

Three poems | by Natalie Crick

​Autumnal Gems Branches shudder in growth. Roots twist and suck. The ground dapples. Shoots rise: Soft, lush, Dripping, A pulsing thing  Exposed to wind, Exhaled into open sky, Forgotten, ghosted.  Russet leaves catch the light Open mouthed as infants High on sugar, Passing out, Their glutinous gems A promiscuous showering of treats.  Ghost Night is…