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THE RICH ALSO CRY: THE REST OF THE STORY SNIPPET 7

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Marisabel entered her Mummy's room one morning; wondering why she and Daddy were now sleeping in seperate rooms (Luis Alberto had moved to the guest room). After Marianna gave her a vague answer, the little girl expressed her wish to go to the park but Marianna didn't  feel up to it. Marisabel guessed rightly it was because Marianna wanted to go out looking for 'the boy she lost'.
Surprised, Marianna sat up. How did she know, who told her about him?
It turned out it was the malicious Nanny Sarah, who had told the innocent child that Mummy was crazy. There's anger on Marianna's face but calmly told Marisabel not to listen to Sarah.
But Marisabel told Mummy something else... she's been seeing Sarah and Daddy holding hands! Ah, Marianna got the picture now!
Luis Alberto refused to fire Sarah when she demanded she wanted Sarah out of their house, which led to a fight. Sarah brought Luis Alberto some coffee, entering his room much to his dismay. Very agitated, …

THE RICH ALSO CRY: THE REST OF THE STORY SNIPPET 6

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Luis Alberto walked into the study with Sarah, who needed an advance in her salary to go shopping. Luis Alberto wrote her a check; teasingly asking her if she was meeting her boyfriend. With exaggerated sadness, the cunning woman said she had no boyfriend, she was all alone. But she did have her sights on someone... who (alas!) only had eyes for his wife, who didn't love him. It suddenly dawned on Luis Alberto that Sarah was talking about him.
Seeing he'd caught on, Sarah passionately confessed her love for him, she'd been in love since the day he hired her as Marisabel's nanny- and hating the way he was suffering in silence at Marianna's behaviour. Luis Alberto (stupid man!) affirmed that Marianna didn't seem to  care how much she was hurting him and their daughter, nor did she understand him. He was tired of feeling unwanted... he looked at Sarah with new eyes. Sarah moved closer, tentatively suggesting they meet in secret. Marianna will never know.
Marianna…

NEW PRESIDENT, NEW ERA IN NIGERIA

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The country now has a new President &  Vice-President and every state in the country has a new governor. Millions of Nigerians watched the swearing in today and it was obvious by the loud cheers after our new President made the oath that President Muhammadu Buhari is regarded as the epitome of positive change hence all hopes and aspirations fall on him.
This is a new era for Nigeria; and God Willing, under President Buhari's rule, it will be a very prosperous one. With everything we had to put up with, it's no doubt every citizen's wish that things will be different and be an improvement from now on. Nigerians hope for the best and have full confidence in our new president.

THE CURRENT FUEL SCARCITY

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The image above is an article from The Punch; May 12, 2015. And it's more than agony, it's sheer hell. It's not even an actual fuel scarcity; its the fuel marketers' rigid attitude towards supplying fuel to filling stations; they don't intend to do so until the Federal Government pays what is owed to them. This proverb really illustrates the current situation: When two elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers. And who's the grass... who else but the citizens of this  country!
 It's not fair  that we have to put up with this current agonising scenario. Every day people go around and find most petrol stations as empty as a ghost town, the few that get lucky enough to be supplied end up selling to the last drop that same day as so many people will line up with their cars and kegs to buy as much fuel as they can since they don't know when next fuel will be supplied. With the way PHCN is so mean these days when it comes to power supply, we need fuel…

THE GIDEON TRILOGY : A MUST READ!

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When I first found The Gideon Trilogy, I kept wondering why I never heard of the franchise until now. I'd actually gone looking for a different book entirely at the book shop but once I saw this collection, I knew I had to have it.
I finished the last book today and already feel sorry I'm all done with The Gideon Trilogy. According to EntertainmentWeekly.com it's , "For kids who love Harry Potter." Well, that would be true but the young and adult readers will find it difficult to compare J.K Rowling's 7 book franchise with Linda Buckley-Archer's 3 book one. Both women are fantastic writers hands down but while J.K Rowling's main subject was magic and the battle between good and evil, Linda Buckley- Archer's Gideon Trilogy was on time travel. And reading this trilogy was like  reading a mixture of Doctor Who , Time Cop and Back To The Future, with just a little bit of Jumanji.

Summary:


Book 1 of the trilogy is The Time Travellers, a.k.a Gideon Th…

THE RICH ALSO CRY: THE REST OF THE STORY SNIPPET 5

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Marianna reminded herself she'll always go back to the place she'd encountered the ticket vendor and get back her son, Beto. Meanwhile Marisabel is anxious for the bicycle Daddy promised her ; Marianna said they would go shopping together for it.
Luis Alberto returned home from work and is reminded by Marianna about the bike he promised to buy for their daughter. However, he's exasperated when Marianna said she was also going to go to 'the usual place'- more than tired of her obsession over their lost son. Marianna pleaded for his understanding; she had to find their son. Luis Alberto was more than happy with Marisabel but Marianna apparently needed a son more. If she wanted a son, they could have another baby. But Marianna doesn't want a new son, she wanted their lost one back; stubbornly refusing to give up on him. Softened by his wife's emotional words, Luis Alberto drew her into his arms.

Beto is still with the ticket woman-Cleo- whom he thinks is his mot…

HOW IT BEGAN…

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