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5 Unforgettable Moments of Primary School days in the 90’s in Nigeria

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In the early 90’s there were some memorable moments in Primary school that can’t be just be  forgotten. The frequent recalling of them may be minute but when an occurrence that is similar comes up, you’ll remember every bit of them. They are so refreshing that you’ll feel it’s current. Well let’ s take a flash back to the awesome days of the 90’s and dig up some occasions that were funny but brought us this far today.
1. The Compulsory Recitation of “Edet Goes to School”  :
This is a popular comprehension passage of the Macmillan English textbook for primary 3. I can still remember being caned at home severally for not cramming this passage off heart. After series of punishments, it stuck to my memory till today. This also goes for most people as of today. They can recite this passage without any book for reference. The memory of those days makes me feel like having a taste of it once again. I guess you are recalling yours right now.  Hahahaha!
2.  Coming Out To The Black Board To Solve a Question You Don’t Understand:
I was a frequent victim of this moment. It’s just funny now but back then, it felt like being in hell. One of our teachers “Aunty Vero” wouldn’t just let me be as she’ll always call me out to come solve a math question on the blackboard. Each time am called out, I would stand and be looking straight at the question on the board with a chalk in my hand. Another person will be called out too until we are like about five(5)of us standing like some soldiers on a parade at the board. Each person trying to copy from each other.  But most times I usually end up serving serious punishments  because I fail such questions. Those days were like frustrating and funny but today it made many us great and good students and productive graduates.
3. Use Of Sands To Mold Houses in Rainy Seasons:
Whenever rain falls back then, it is a moment of contest of who builds the biggest and beautiful sandy house  that won’t collapse as you remove your hands from beneath it. We would gather and build several houses and check out whose is more beautiful. Sometimes fights break out when someone ruins yours. Those days were just unique as the reasoning of kids then were just so innovative and creative too.

4.The Popular Break –Time Play Picky-Picky Donkey:
This is a very popular break time play that we do engage in. It’s common in the northern Nigeria back then.  We would gather In a circular form with our right hands closed in a knuckle form and forwarded to the center of the circle. One of us would finger each hole on everyone’s knuckled hand while singing the “picky picky donkey song” . any hand he finishes the song on, automatically becomes a chaser of all. We’ll run into hiding and the chaser will begin to chase and whoever is touched automatically becomes the new chaser. In this play, what I hate most is hearing the school bell for returning to class especially when am the chaser.

5. The Commando Play: 
Back then the constant watching of action movies of Arnold Schwarznegger, Bruce Lee, Sylvester Stallone and others got into our heads so much that we would choose personalities to become out of them and begin a hide and seek shooting spree using our mouths to make sounds of gunshots and bomb blasts. Once someone points at you with the mouthy gunshot, you’ll fall to the floor and remain there for some seconds before standing up to join the abstract fight. This is one of the plays that dirty our school uniforms the most because we roll on the ground imitating the actors we claim to be.
Sometimes some of us in the play wouldn’t just agree to die claiming to be “The Terminator” who never dies. In such moments, the play halts and continues after the terminator agrees to die. I guess you are also recalling the plays you were part of too. This particular play was my favorite.
I wouldn’t want to mention all the most popular moments cause I know for sure that you have many more to share with us here. 

Please share yours by using the comment box below.

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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