POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 10 – RHYTHM OF THE UNIVERSE

The pitapat of the falling raindrops The ding dong of the tolling bell The dang! Dang! Of clanging cymbals The chime chime of the grandfather clock The gbam! Gboah! Of banging doors The krik krak of falling summer leaves The koh koh of the Agogo* The chirp chirp of the Ibaka* The whoosh, whoosh of…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 10 – RHYTHM OF THE UNIVERSE

The pitapat of the falling raindrops The ding dong of the tolling bell The dang! Dang! Of clanging cymbals The chime chime of the grandfather clock The gbam! Gboah! Of banging doors The krik krak of falling summer leaves The koh koh of the Agogo* The chirp chirp of the Ibaka* The whoosh, whoosh of…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 9 – DEAR ASAKE

Dear Asake, Your love is the chorus on my lips When all songs have ended The little beam on the horizon When the sun is set Your love is the silver lining I see On cloudy days Your love is all I’ll have When all else is gone. The unbroken rhythm in my heart Sans…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 8- My Business

Good old cousin Rosy I know you’re quite nosey And nothing short of a busybody But I must tell you And I hope it sinks through That; Whatever I wear Or choose to do with my hair Is my business. However I walk Or choose to talk Is my business. Whomever I floor Or choose…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 7

Omo niyi Omo nide Omo lewa Omo leye Omo laseyinde Ina ku afi eeru b’oju Ogede ku a fi omo e r’opo Bi aladi o si ni ile Omo e nii jogun ebu Blessed be the womb that bore Blessed be the seed therefrom Blessed be the life giver Blessed be the life given May…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 6

One would think you had an education A proper one to say the least Or at least went to school And let school do the same- To you But this kind of behavior This manner of attitude I can neither comprehend Nor agree with Sure you must have lost something Along the line Manners? Etiquettes?…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 5- ALARIWISI*

Bolaji ko dara Debisi ko suwon Simbi ku die kaato Ata ko to Iyo ko dun Alariwisi There’s always something with everything The sky should have been green The moon purple The sun should have been blue The stars red He sings like a frog She snores like a toad He writes like a chicken…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 4 – ONISONU

Before we left… No eating, no drinking No excessive fraternizing Stick closely, observe your courtesies Show some home training Then we arrive… Food, drinks, all sorts Bolu take this, Bolu take that… Slowly, steadily you turn At an angle of one hundred and eighty degrees Like a weary worn clock hand With the systemic rhythm…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 3 – ALAROKA*

Olu is a stingy miser You said to someone Who told someone Who told someone Who did something And like a morning mist before the rising sun Olu’s wealth thinned into naught Ade never gives a free ride You said to someone Who told someone Who told someone Who did something And like as in…

POET ON RAMPAGE DAY 2 – GOOD MORNING

Sunday- pastor James Morning sister, the Lord bless you Monday- Boss Morning Sade, how was the weekend? Tuesday- Bolu’s teacher ‘Morning, Mrs Matthews, this is your son’s class teacher… Wednesday- Mama Morning dear, how’s the week going? Thursday- Police check point Morning ma’am, your driver’s license please? Friday- Work Morning Shades, thank God it’s Friday….

Poet On Rampage Day 1 – JESUS CHRIST

Hi hallos! Greetings from the People’s Libertarian Republic of Amsterdam! So I’m doing a ten day poetry challenge starting from today par la grace de Dieu. I’m starting with this poem, ‘Jesus Christ’. Ride with me! Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Jesus…

THE IMPACT OF THE LAND USE ACT ON LEASES IN NIGERIA

Ownership and possession of land in Nigeria today is governed by the Land Use Act 1978. This Act promulgated by the military government came into force on the 29th March, 1978 and consequently influenced and controls the systems of landholding in Nigeria. According to the doctrine of tenure, land is held by the Crown (government)…