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Queen Alexandra's birdwing

PENLIT: Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing (A Poem Analysis)

Tribute to Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing   It flaps, it claps, Its aesthetic colors dilute; amazing! Its dazzles astonishing at gazing, Toss up, Toss down in the sea of grass, Its sight is wonderful, the great Alexandra!   The poem is written as a tribute of appreciation to a species of butterflies, the birdwing found in the forest of Oro province, the eastern of Papua New Guinea. The writer, Rotimi Abati took his time to analyse …

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Lekki Toll Gate

A Week After: Murdered At The Toll Gate of Liberty

It is exactly a week after “unknown soldiers” fired gunshots continuously at the peaceful unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate. This article shares the view of the writer, but it worths reading. A nation or government with no regards for her youth nor their concern needs to be questioned. Having a bad nation can not be as worse as having bad government and worse leadership. Thus, it can not be outrightly said the Nigerian …

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