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Mr Akinola was walking on the street
very close to
the secretariat. He walked past a black
“Akin.” Rose the occupant of the
“please i don’t know you.” he
“It’s me Rose Bolakale.” she explained.
“Oh! Now i remember. Rose,
Magaret’s sister.” he
She opened the door to the passenger side for him
and drove off.
She discovered that the man who helped
her exams is in dire need. So she fixed
him up a capital to start his own business in
her husband’s business.
Akinola thrived and made a name in the
*TWO YEARS LATER*
Rose was on the sick bed with Beatrice
by her side.
“Beatrice, can you do me a favour?”
“Anything for you my sister.”
“I want you to unite your family with
“We are already united.” Beatrice
“Let’s become inlaw. Let your son Segun and my
only daughter Jummy be made one.”
“Consider it done but first you have to
Beatrice advised her friend.
“Beatrice. The only way you can repay
to your family is by doing what i asked
forever be unhappy with you if my
desire is not made possibe.” Rose explained and
gave up the
called on the
*BACK TO PRESENT*
You can now see why i am concerned
dating Jummy.” she said.
“But mum why can’t you tell me all
these before.” Segun said sadly.
“I never knew you will meet so soon
she was adopted by a family member
mum died because she was still a baby then.” she
“So what do you want me to do
now?” Segun asked.
“Break up with whatever girl you’re
dating now and stick with you wife.” she advised.
“That’s not possible.” he countered.
“Make it possible son.” she begged.
“Okay i’ll think about it.” he said
and left his mother
in the sitting room.
He got back into his room and sat down
on the bed
with his face buried in his palms.
“What sort of promise is this. I can’t
afford to loose
Olanike after all i had gone through. But come to
think of it i can’t disobey my mother
but i don’t love
Jummy.” he thought.
“Then there must be a solution
somewhere.” he concluded before laying down on his
bed to sleep
7:45am monday 7th october.
The students of Brights comprehensive
lined up according to their classes on the
ground. After the recitation of the anthems
school) and recitation of the pledge. Mr
principal climbed up the podium to
address the students.
He started by welcoming the senior
went for the just concluded waec gce
back to school,
he reminded them of their school fee and advised
them. He concluded by saying
“All prefects, see me in my office.”
with this he
walked back to his office and the
students marched back to their various classes.
The senior secondary school 3 students
got back in
their class shouting and arguing about
which is normal among secondary school students.
“You guys are matured enough, so
stop making a
noise.” Wilson, the class monitor and
prefect commanded. The whole class bursted into laughter.
“So, in short you are trying to say we
matured?” Titi, the senior girl asked.
“Exactly.” Wilson replied.
The class went into another round of laughter.
“Let’s go and see the principal.”
immediately the noise subsied.
“Everybody?” Chioma, an igbo girl in
the class asked.
“Are you a prefect?” Segun asked in a
manner which caused another round of
Mr Ige the Biology teacher walked into
“And what is the noise all about?” he
asked no one
“Goood mooorning sir.” the whole
Mr Ige walked to the chalk board and wrote the days
topic. He faced the class and saw about
students making their way out of the
“To where?” he asked.
“The principal office.” Wilson replied.
“Come back here, you have my class.
You can go
and see him later.” Mr Ige advised.
“Uncle forget joor.” Segun said as the
whole class bursted into laughter.
During the cause of their laughter, the
including Segun left the class and
headed to the
principal’s office. They got to the principal’s office in no
time and the
principal began his boring talks about
He ended by giving each prefect a
project to handle.
Segun was told to handle the practice for
upcoming football match against
comprehensive college(Nike’s school).
The principal ended and dismissed them.
back to the class, Mr Ige had left the
class when the
“Segun, Mr Ige asked to see you
immediately you are back.” Peter the shortest boy in the
“Let him come and carry me.” Segun
said and went
back to his seat.
“I am here to carry you.” a thick voice thundered
through the window. It was no other
the said Mr Ige.
“Follow me to the staff room.” Mr Ige
commanded. Segun obeyed him and followed him to
They got to the enterance of the staff
room and Mr
Ige went inside. Segun surveyed the teachers sitted
in the staff room. He discovered they
young teachers whom he had good
because most of them are his friends on some
social network media. With this he
walked into the
staff room with confidence.
Mr Ige reported him to the teachers
present and seeked their opinion on how to punish
him since the
use of cane is prohibited on the SS3
The teachers turned the question to a
jovial matter as they all laughed it of and they offered
seat as they began discussing about
(the minister who bought a car worth
about 225m naira for security reasons. As if na inside
car she go
He was released to go back to his class
as he ran
back. He got back to the class and found his
classmate dancing to a popular song
sang by a
musician who was 19yrs for three
principal showed face from nowhere and was
watching the dancers.
Segun and his
settled down and were laughing at the
foolishness. The principal cleared his throat causing
dancers to run back to their seats. He
class and seized the phone with which
they were playing the music from.
“This is the time you need to face your
squarely. The fact that you have written
mean you are through with your education.” he
The students all mumured some
“You keep on listening to worldly
songs that are of the devil. Tell me what is the meaning of
“Mr principal is so on point. So you
know what is in
town.” Segun said loud enough for the man to hear.
“Who said that? Before i punish
everyone of you.”
the man asked.
“Mr man shaaaat up there and go back
to ya office.” Danjuma a hausa boy in the class said.
The whole class bursted into laughter as
principal looked on foolishly. He walked
out of the
class and went to his office.
THIRTY MINUTES LATER
Five men walked into ss3c class. They
in military uniform, they were the
disciplinary squad(SDS). They marched the students
to the football field and ordered them to
jump from a goal post to another.
Segun stood his ground while other
began the frog jump as if their life depended on it.
“Hey! Do what you are asked to do.”
among the five men yelled at Segun.
“Am not doing any unecessary
stamina training.” Segun replied and the students who
jumping bursted into laughter.
The man closed the gap between them
Segun by his shirt as he marched him to their
“Boy, i heard you decided not to do
what you were
commanded to do.” the man said.
“Yes.” Segun replied.
“But why?” the man asked.
“I know my rights and and you can’t
just come and
deprive me of my rights.” he defended.
“And what are your rights?” the man
“As stipulated in the constitution of this
country. It is
wrong to subject a citizen of a country to
torture.” he explained.
By this time the other students had stopped frog
“I need to teach this boy some
manners. He needs
to visit the barrack.” the man said as
he headed for the principal’s office.
“Jude please let the boy go.” the
the military man.
“You mean he will go unpunished?”
“I have a reason for that.” the principal explained.
“Your wish is my command.” Jude
“Thank you.” the principal thanked
Jude walked out of the office leaving Segun behind.
“Akinola what’s your problem?” the
He kept mute with his head bent down.
“You have grown wings abi? Despite
the likeness i have for you.” the principal lamented.
“No sir.” Segun defended.
The bell was jingled which signified
“Sir, can i go? It is break time.” Segun
“Are you serious at all? You are under
and you are telling me it is break time.”
said banging his fist on the desk before
“Am sorry sir.” he replied.
“Tell your father to see me tomorrow
principal said as he dismissed him with a
Segun walked out of the principal’s
outside, adjusted his uniform and
walked back to his
“Shegzy. Aren’t you playing football today?” Wilson
“Am not jare.” he replied.
He sat down and brought out his
textbook. He read through the topics he had missed
while he was away writing exam.
Mary entered the class and walked
“Bro how far?” she asked.
“I dey o.” he replied.
“What happened between you and
officer Jude?” she
asked with concern.
“Nothing much. Just a little burst up.”
he replied non chalantly.
“Bro, i think you should try and work
temper.” she advised.
“Are you here to preach?” he asked
already loosing his temper.
“Am sorry o.” she apologised.
“Mary i want to see you.” Mike called
Mary made to leave to join her boyfriend but Segun
held her roughly on her hands.
“Don’t dare leave my presence while
am still talking
to you.” Segun said angrily.
“Man leave the girl alone, she is through with you.”
Mike said entering the class.
“She is my sister and i have every right
to tell her
what to do.” Segun said advancing
towards an oncoming Mike.
Oblivious of the fact that members of
had turned them to a movie. Mary
quickly got in
between them and stopped them from hitting
Mike tried leaving the class with Mary
angrily left through the other exit which
led to the school playing ground.
Segun angrily sat down and closed his
removed a small hand towel from his
bag and wiped
his face with it. He stood up checked his wallet, he
headed for the school’s snacks shop.
“If i should meet this mad boy on my
way, one of us
must visit the hospital.” Segun said to
himself as he headed for the snacks shop.
Segun went to the snacks shop to buy
quench his hunger.
“Good morning sister Joy.” he greeted
the attendant in the mart.
“Good morning my brother, how you
dey ?.” she
“I dey o.” he replied.
He bought two packs of cup cakes and a vanilla
flavoured yoghourt. He started a
Joy as he munched his food.
“Senior…senior Segun…..” a junior
student greeted kneeling down.
“How are you?” Segun asked.
“Am fine sir.” the girl replied.
Segun finished what he was eating and
left for his
class. He got out of the mart and met Mike.
blocked the way.
“Hey, leave the way let me pass.”
“What if i don’t leave the way?”
Mike dared him.
Segun moved close to Mike and held him
collar causing him to whince in pain.
“Segun, what’s going on there?”
patient) a girl in SS3A(the science class) asked
walking close to them.
Segun left his collar and walked angrily
back to his
class to avoid listening to unecessary
preachings from her. As he got to the door of his
class, a junior
student ran to him.
“Senior please, i misplaced my
snacks money and i
am hungry.” the girl said.
Segun looked at her for some seconds.
“Go and meet sister Joy. Pick what you
want in my
name.” Segun told her.
“Thank you sir.” the girl said as she
ran towards the direction of the snacks shop.
Segun got into the class and was
suprised to see the
whole class facing the direction where
class monitor was seated.
“Segun come here and lets talk as
spoke to him.
Segun walked to him and the whole
talking at the same time advising him to change and
reduce his temper. He was infuriated by
angrily yelled at them.
“You all must be crazy. Are you sent to
school to advise me?” he asked as every
member of the class
started dispersing one by one back to
Segun sat down and laid his head on his
locker waiting for the next teacher.
“Hypocrites.” he said and hissed loudly for them to hear.
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