Category Archives: My Memoirs

SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS/Stories from boarding school Pt.10

In school, I was adventurous in a lot of aspects but when it came to girls, relationships and “toasting”, I was “cool, calm and collected”. Not because I really was cool, calm and collected but because I didn’t have “liver”. … Continue reading

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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS/Stories from boarding school Pt. 9

Adolescence is a period wherein you are still trying and struggling to form your worldview and self-concept. It is a period of questioning and adventure. That this phase of one’s life usually coincides with secondary school days brings some significance … Continue reading

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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS/Stories from boarding school Pt.8

I’m grateful to God for memories. I also appreciate the privilege to share them. I am especially pleased that this series has been received by a wide audience all over the world over the last few weeks. To have lived … Continue reading

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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS/Stories from boarding school Pt.7

Back then in FGC Idoani, hostel life was neither here nor there. All depended on how each person saw it. However, I know that it formed a major part of the bond of brotherhood that developed amongst us as we … Continue reading

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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS/Stories from boarding school Pt.6

FGC Idoani was a big parcel of land enclosed by forest and farmlands. In front of the school gate ran an expressway that passed through Idoani and (as I was told) led to Idogun (another community), to Kogi State and … Continue reading

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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS/Stories from boarding school Pt. 5

Water is a life necessity. We just cannot do without it. Not surprisingly, water was a very important factor that influenced our daily lives at FGC Idoani. We had an area that was designed for fetching our water from. We … Continue reading

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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS/Stories from boarding school Pt.4

In FGC Idoani, there were nights and there were NIGHTS. The hall I described in Pt.3 of this series is the hall where one of these NIGHTS used to take place. Our social nights. In other words, our party nights. … Continue reading

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