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    Episode 1

    A Story Written by Tycoon

    Gone are the days when graduates in
    Nigeria,before finishing their educational
    career,would have secure a stand-by job waiting
    for them.

    But nowadays,things have changed,should we
    say it is caused as a result of breakdown in the
    economical sector or the rate at which the
    number of students are graduating each
    year….This also affect a young graduate

    *Alano*,a handsome and good-looking guy who is
    averagely-tall and at his *late 20s* in age,he
    emerges from a family of 5,his Dad,mum,he
    himself and his two sisters.

    He has also graduated for the past two years
    as a Civil Engineer from one of the Universities
    in Nigeria and his way of living has been nothing
    but *a hand to mouth* lifestyle

    “Maybe i will go to lagos to see meet my friend
    *Saka* who is a mechanic (although i know a
    little about it) and from there i can raise up a
    little fund to be on my own”Alano thought about
    this one day after working as a *Load-Carrier* at
    a popular market place around his street *(Chai!!!
    the life of a Man,it’s just full of struggle)*

    On that same day he sat down with his parent to have
    a discussion with them.

    “Mama,Papa,seems i will be going to lagos by
    next week,i need to find a job”Alano said as he
    was sitting on their roughly three-seater chair in
    their parlour which is now food for the bed-bugs

    “Ahah My son,when have you been thinking about
    this”His dad interrupted

    “papa,you are the one talking like this,don’t you
    know how hard i have tried to get a job but all
    my effort proved abortive,now do you now
    expect me to continue living here with you under
    the same roof and you will still be the one
    feeding me always”Alano said as he began

    “Don’t cry my son,all will be well,his mother said
    as she too was wiping the tears in her eyes with
    the edge of her cloth

    His father tried to lift his eyes up in the air to
    prevent him from weeping also

    ‘Son,where are you going to stay in lagos before
    securing an apartment of your own’His father
    asked him hopelessly

    “I will find my way out Papa,when i get there i
    will call you sir,just pray for me so that i can see
    a good job to be able to take good care of
    you,mum and my younger twin-sisters”he said as
    he continue weeping.

    “Don’t worry *boda-mi*,all will be well”His
    younger twin-sisters consoled him


    On the fateful Morning,Alano woke up as early as
    6am so that he can be able to catch the first
    bus,he quickly took his bath,pack his luggage and
    within a twinkle of an eye,he is already set for
    the journey.

    “Mama,Papa i am set sir”He said as he was
    waking them up with his voice

    “Alano,you are through,so quick??”His father who
    love to call him fully by that name said as he
    was trying to get up from the bed

    “Yes papa,i need to catch the first bus as soon
    as possible”He replied

    “My son,kneel down let me pray for you”His
    mother said as she was trying to show the sign
    to him

    “Okae Mama”

    **He kneels**

    “I pray GOD almighty makes you great at lagos”

    “Amen”Alano and his father chorused

    “You will be successful,And by now you are going
    with nothing,but when you will be returning back,
    *GOD ALMIGHTY* will bless you like Jacob”

    “Amen”alano replied

    **but what could my mum mean by *GOD* will
    bless me like Jacob**He continued to wonder
    After finishing the prayer he was seen off by his
    parent to the bus and off he went…..


    Alano got to lagos by 9pm in the evening,the
    street was dark but he managed to see
    through,after a couple of minutes he called Saka
    that he is at his street

    “Guy abeg i dey your street come pick me”He
    said this on phone while entering the street

    “Ahah you don’t mean it”Saka said in an
    unbelieving manner

    “I do friend”

    After some minutes of searching Saka, he saw him

    Alano and they both hugged each other as they
    were entering his house

    “Alano,you did not tell me that you were coming
    down to lagos,it a sudden movement,what led
    out of your state”Saka was asking many
    questions repeatedly

    “Saka please will you leave all this your story and
    give me food”Alano said helplessly as he was so

    While he was eating,saka prepared another bed
    sheet for him so that he can sleep after eating

    “So now tell me,what brought you down to
    lagos??”Saka asked impatiently waiting for an

    ” friend,where can i sleep”alano asked without
    giving concern to what saka was asking him

    “Talk now, alano”

    “Saka it’s a long story,when we wake up
    tomorrow morning i will narrate everything to
    {Story Continues}

    Vocabulary Meanings:-
    *late 20s* :- between 25-29 years of age
    *Boda-mi* :-Alternative saying of Brother-mi
    *Hand-to-mouth* :- more or less a poverty life
    *Load Carrier* :-known as ALABARU in some
    southern part of Nigeria

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    Bring it on

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    Am here to read this story oo pls bring it on..

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    bring it on

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    Continue.. I’m right here

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