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As I sat down on the brown wooden chair,facing the Hp laptop in front of me, I wondered why this idea had not struck me, before.
I had being sitting in this room for four days now. I have taken my bath five times now; eaten ten times; visited the toilet 8 times.
I must finish this book i am writing before 4p.m tomorrow. When i started the story on my laptop i did not how know to help people understand why this people did what they did.
I looked at the mirror yesterday and I saw that my eye-bag was full but what can I do.
So, I took the Letter I wrote six days ago to the D.P.O and will start with it.
I thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to get this laptop.
It is a great thing you have done.
I want to thank you,also, for not agreeing to my advances the other day,who knows, maybe i would not have had opportunity to think of this now.I was so desperate that I could not face the reality of what I have done. I want to give my appreciation to the police for helping me get every member of my company,who were also involved in the crime.’
Yes! That was a good one to start with.
As I typed this I remember the events vividly in my mind-every details of the events, mine and the few stories of some of our clients.
About 14years ago,I lost my husband(or should I say my first husband),Micheal. He was the most caring man I have ever seen.Living with him,I would say, destroyed my mentality about life,because he was rich and caring.
I cried my eyes out,people condoled me and told me to take heart but the most painful part of it all was that i was not able to give birth to any child for him before he died; be it still-birth or Living child,boy or girl,no miscarriage nor were there missing of my periods.
For days,I was so lost in thought of losing him that i did not remember that his family were still alive.
Three days after the death of Micheal,his mother-whom I had called immediately after his death-came in with some members of their family.
At first,I was happy that i would have someone to condole me; someone to tell the pain in my heart ,how I feel about his lost,I mean someone who is going through the same situation and pain as I.I do not want those people that will say.
‘I feel your pain’,
when they actually feel nothing.
I ran to greet her,leaving our pastor and his wife who were condoling me and my (two) friends who were also there with me.
‘Mama!’,I wailed,’ Micheal have left me alone…He left me oooooo’.
‘Shup up!’,Micheal’s mother screamed, ‘you witch, you killed my son because of money…You have killed my only son’.
she fell on the cushion and rose again as she rushed to attack me. I was taken aback.I opened my mouth in surprise to this false accusation,and only regained my sense (only to lose them again) when the blow of my mother-in-law’s hands hit me.
I never knew i had fainted,because immeditely I received the blow,I saw Micheal coming into the room with the same dress he wore the night he died.
‘Ah!Micheal,why did you leave me.’
‘I did not leave you my love…I was taken away from you and there is nothing I could have done to stop it’.
He sat down on the same chair my Mother-in-law fell the other time but nobody was here with us,because of the joy I had at seeing him,I did not even notice any change.
‘Who took you away’, I asked as i sat on his lap.
‘See,My dear it is a bad long story’.
‘Ehn!Start from anywhere you want to start’, I said as I stood up from his laps and sat on the chair.
‘Well,Mama had been fighting me from home to have another wife but I refused.She tried everything to make sure I get a new wife-she persuaded me, she told me forcefully and even said you have given me ‘something’ to eat that made me to be so much in love in you; that made me not see that I was growing old’, Micheal said,he shifted to another side of the chair.
‘At a certain time,when her plea and abuses were getting too much,I lied to her that i had gotten another woman, she was so happy and demanded to see the lady with immediate allacrity,I played her for a long time until may last two years,when she finally discovered that I was playing on her intelligence.
I thought she had given up on it, until I got a call from her in the month of July ,of that same year, that she was not feeling fine
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A testimony from a 19-year-old Nigerian girl proves the terrorist group Boko Haram is kidnapping Christian women to use as slave brides, forcing them to “convert to Islam or die.”
Hajja, a 19-year-old from a village in the Gwoza hills of remote northeastern Nigeria, recently shared her account of three months captivity under the rule of a local 14-man Boko Haram tribe that traveled the hillsides of northern Nigeria and forced her to cook and clean for them. Hajja had been kidnapped by members of Boko Haram, an al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist organization, while she picked corn near her home in July. She now tells Reutersthat although she was never raped, she was treated terribly and ultimately forced to “convert to Islam or die.”
“If I cried, they beat me. If I spoke, they beat me. They told me I must become a Muslim but I refused again and again,” Hajja told Reuters in a recent interview. “They were about to slaughter me and one of them begged me not to resist and just before I had my throat slit I relented. They put a veil on me and made me read from the Koran.”
The young girl told Reuters that she spent her time as a prisoner to the Boko Haram group moving from cave dwelling to cave dwelling to escape detection from the Nigerian military. When she wasn’t cooking or cleaning she was forced to carry the terrorists’ ammunition, and in one incident she was forced to serve as bait to lure Nigerian soldiers into a Boko Haram trap. She then had to witness members of Boko Haram bind the soldiers’ arms and legs in a nearby cave and slit their throats. The only other woman traveling with the group of terrorists, the wife of the leader Nglayike, participated in the killing of the soldiers.
Hajja, whose last name has been kept anonymous to protect her other family members still living in the Gwoza hills, now lives in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. She was able to escape her captors after three months by feigning stomach pains, forcing the captors to send her to a local hospital with an elderly woman. Upon arriving at the hospital, Hajja she threatened to contact police, causing the woman to leave her there. Reuters reports that Hajja’s testimony of captivity is proof that Boko Haram is now taking Christian slave brides into their captivity so they may convert them to Islam and use them for household chores and menial tasks while traveling in the cavernous mountains of northern Nigeria. Boko Haram has chosen to travel through such terrain because most Nigerian soldiers are trained on the plains and unfamiliar with the mountain geography.
Just last week, the United States declaredthe al-Qaeda afilliated Boko Haram group to be a foreign terrorist organization. The move by the State Department was heralded by a U.S.-based Christian organization dedicated to protecting Christians in Nigeria. “AT LAST, the United States government has done the right thing, and members of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN, with about 1,000 local churches in the U.S., are grateful to the LORD for answered prayers. We commend the U.S. President Barack Obama and the State Department for this forthright decision,” the CANAN group said in a statement to The Christian Post.
Boko Haram recently took responsibility for the kidnapping of a French priest in northern Cameroon , and sources revealed the priest had been transferred to Nigeria. The terrorist organization has also been held responsible for the late September attackon a college dormitory in Nigeria where 40 students were killed while sleeping. The Islamic group seeks to establish a Shariah Islamic law state in northern Nigeria, a country that is religiously split, with the majority of Christians living in the south and the majority of Muslims living in the north.
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Maturity means to be grown up,to be balanced,sane, and able to cope with life
Here are the signs.
1.One must have the ability to deal constructively with reality: To face facts, to resist covering, or calling reality something else,to deal with it as it is.
Mature people do not kid themselves.
2Ability to adapt to change: we all experience change, whether it be physical, emotional,spiritual,mental,relational or vocational.Immature people,resist change; It makes them nervous. But the mark of maturity is to adapt to change because change is inevictable.
3.Freedom from symptoms of tension and anxiety: The worried look, the frown,the ulcer, the palcipitations of the heart-all come from anxiety and worry and lack of trust.
Maturity means you have begun to see God is in control of this world. E working out purposes that you do not always understand, but accpet. He will take you through the deep water, not drown you in it ..
Maturity means you are learning to trust
4 Maturity means being satisfied with givng than receiving:
When you find greater joy in the thoughful planning of gits and surprises for oters, anticipating theor happiness rather your own is a sign you are growing up.
You are discovering the true value of life.
5. The ability to relate with others with consistency,helpfulness, and mutual satisfaction:
Maturity is learning to get along with other people, to be a help not a hindrance, to contribute to the solution and not always be a part of the problem.
6.Maturity is the ability to sublimate and redirect anger towards constructive ends.Maturity is the ability to use the adrenaline created by anger in a positive way, rather than to lose temper and add to the problem.
Adapted from ‘waiting for the second coming’- By Ray c. Stedman
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A boy woke up on a friday morning and left his home for his friends house and not knowing he will never returned home again…
Another man lying on his bed and the only thing he was thinking of was his girl friend’s birthday-Tomorrow.
He looked about him and wished he had never married this filthy woman lying beside him on the bed…Tomorrow,the whole family will be coming and he will let them know his wish and the only thing he knows about his wife which the world did not know…
As he slept on the large bed,he could hear the snore of his wicked wife;his seven months ago only lover. Tomorrow the family will gather here for Joy but he will make sure her family all cry back home. His own family will leave with Hatred for this woman.He will make sure her children all hate her for what she has done to him