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The failed escape from my landlord – Ekelaka Eunice | #SYL 2016

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THE FAILED ESCAPE FROM MY LANDLORD by Ekelaka Eunice I think I’m supposed to begin this story with the usual ‘once upon a time’ and leave you breathless with a very fulfilling happy ending. But this is Nigeria and nothing really ends happily, especially when the home you can boast of is a small room; with a tiny window which ...

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My Wonderful Landlord – Egume Oghenekevbe | #SYL 2016

Sack your Landlord Essay Competition 2016

MY WONDERFUL LANDLORD by Egume Oghenekevbe My father is a very proud man and would rather part with cash than beg our landlord for more time to pay his rent. He never owed. However, Mr. Okenna, our landlord always had a way to make my father hiss when his rent was almost due. Sometimes, Mr. okenna would send a letter three ...

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The Parting Gift | #SackYourLandlord

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I picked up the Bible, passed a surreptitious glance to be sure my target was still amongst us. Fortunately, he was. I looked at my wristwatch: 07:20pm. I had 20 minutes to preach this message. I opened the Bible, looked around again, as if analyzing the faces of everyone present. It was my first time moderating the devotion. At 16 ...

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The Landlady Second To None | #SackYourLandlord

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The choice of where to live, just like every other life choice, goes a long way in influencing one’s total well-being. Knowing this propelled me to apply extra effort in searching for an apartment which would be my domicile for my service year as a youth corps member two years ago. More so, my ears have been filled with stories ...

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The King Slumlord | #SackYourLandlord

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My floorboards were sagging, the plaster walls as a result of excessive cold and heavy absorption of water were cracking and crumbling off, the room perpetually had the stench of stale bread regardless of how many containers of air-freshners I sprayed in it, the toilet wouldn’t flush until I poured a bucket of water myself, huge rats and cockroaches fought ...

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