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)…

THE GENERAL RULE ON COMPETENCE AND COMPELLABILITY

Competence is the legal ability to give evidence. It is obvious that every compellable witness is a competent witness because the court will not compel anyone to give evidence if he is incompetent to do so. On the other hand it is not every competent witness that is compellable. Any compellable witness who refuses to…

TAP (PIDGIN)

Translation by: Mof’Oluwawo MojolaOluwa How the tin go take be for ur body if una dey showcase stick for person eye and dem show una the log wey dey una eye? Or if una go visit person for hospital dey greet am say make im well and doctor talk say you sef no dey tanda?…

HAHN (German)

Translation by: Mofoluwawo Favour Wie fuehlen Sie sich, wenn Sie versuchen, jemanden von einer drohenden Gefahr zu retten oder von einer wahrgenommenen Unwissenheit? Aber dann wurden Sie ploetzlich die unwissende Person. Beschämt? In sich entäuscht? So fühlte ich mich genau gestern Abend. Ich war an einem Kunstfest und hatte die Toilette dort benützt. Warum  die…

ROBINET (French)

Translation by: Mofoluwawo Favour Comment vous sentez-vous lorsque vous essayez de sauver quelqu’un d’un danger imminent ou d’éclairer une ignorance perçue et il s’avère que vous êtes celui qui a besoin de réelle mise à travers? Embarrassé? Vous êtes déçu? C’est exactement ce que j’ai ressenti la nuit dernière. J’assistais à cette fête des arts…

POMPU (IGBO)

Translation by: Ikenganyia Chimaobi Kedu ka osi adi gi mgbe i-na acho izoputa mmadu na nnukwu nsogbu na abiakwute ya ma obu mgbe i na acho ikowatara madu ihe, onwere bia buru na obu gi onwe gi bu onye kachi nodu na mkpa? ona adi gi ka obu mkpari ? obu otu ahi ka ahu…

ERO OMI

Yoruba Translation by: Mof’Oluwawo O MojolaOluwa Bawo ni o ma n ri lara nigba ti o ba n gbiyanju ati gba elomiran la ti iwo gan wa di eni to nilo igbala, nigba ti esuo ba pa idi da to n le aja? Oju a gba ni ti fun ara eni, ara eni a ko…

FAUCET (ENGLISH)

Let’s lol first. Then read… How do you feel when you try to save someone from an impending danger or enlighten a perceived ignorance and it turns out you’re the one who needs some real putting through? Embarrassed? Disappointed in yourself? That’s exactly how I felt last night. I was attending this arts stuff- festival…