Series

Simple instructions 2

I’m one of those people that like to read. I consume books and devour text like crazy. I don’t care in what form either i.e. physical books, e-books, on the computer, smart phone, tablet and the like…as long as words are involved, I’ll read it. That said, it means that I’m the most likely to read (see) things that others …

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When NEPA Strikes 2

Silence is a telltale sign that a neighbourhood has power. Not absolute quiet but everyday sounds (i.e. normal noise associated with people and everyday life) are muted. The silence of the generators (sounds like a movie title) is proof that the electricity power authority is actually doing their job…generation and distribution to the consumers! There’s nothing truer than the adage …

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When NEPA Strikes

It’s common knowledge that we have a severe power problem. We have become a nation powered by the generator. Normally the back-up, it has become the primary source and therein lies the irony… Once NEPA (or is it PHCN? Same difference me thinks!) strikes and darkness descends the buzz, clatter, bang and other noises associated with them starts. Be it …

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Tales of an Intern – 6

My entire internship was conducted almost entirely outside the W office, as a result the few times I popped in surprised members of the staff since they thought I was done. I explained that I was still on the job and the project, thankfully since my assignment had been given to me by the editor-in-chief I was quite safe! There …

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Tales of an Intern – 5

Having mastered the vagaries of Lekki traffic, I settled down to the work. Research, writing, transcribing (something I hadn’t done in years…thankfully the materials were interesting), composing questions and editing were all par for the course. I also got involved with scheduling respondents for photo-shoots, sending interview questions, reminders about submission deadlines and of course loads and loads of reading. …

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Tales of an Intern – 4

I was in a strait betwixt two…to arrive really early, or early at the Lekki address! As a result of riding with my neighbour I usually got to the island before eight. My resumption time was nine and so the trick was to get there at just the right time. I also had to ensure that I hit the ground …

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Tales of an Intern – 3

So here I was that fateful Monday morning twiddling my thumbs and waiting for my life as an intern to begin. The cleaner finally finished up, I read a few more pages, watched people come, go and make their way upstairs to get the business of the day on the road. Eventually the receptionist came and took up residence behind …

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Tales of an Intern – 2

Several facilitators and topics later I had officially participated in my very first writer’s workshop. More seminar type than anything else, the only assignment we had given by Glory Edozien of BellaNaija, the month long course was finally over. Like everything in life, some topics were more interesting than others as were facilitators. I got the impression that copywriters were …

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Tales of an Intern

The uneasy sleep, early morning rousing and madcap dash through traffic, had finally led me to this empty room, cooling my heels in the reception of the quiet building. The receptionist was yet to take command of her domain and so for the meantime the cleaner and I were the sole occupants. The funny part of this adventure was that …

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