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From: Anambra, Nigeria
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Lizard the Champ

Lizard the Champ
Once in the animal kingdom, there was a lion who constantly boasted about being the strongest and most fearsome creature around. He would challenge any animal he crossed paths with, and time and again, he would prove his dominance at the field of battle. When his opponents gave up, the lion would chase after and eat them, much to the cheering and medal-giving joy of the village.

One day, a very confident lizard with a quick wit and loads of courage arrived in the kingdom, accompanied by his friend, a wise old goat. The lion, not expecting anything different, immediately challenged the lizard to a battle. Normally, when the lion charged, his opponents would scatter in fear, but this time, the lizard stood his ground, much to the surprise of everyone.

The lion, taken aback and bewildered, saw the lizard approaching with precision and determination, not a hint of fear in his eyes. Startled and nervous, the lion hesitated and then turned and ran for dear life, leaving the lizard nodding with satisfaction and proudly collecting all the medals from the awestruck onlookers.

From that day on, the lizard's unexpected courage and bravery earned him a reputation as the greatest warrior of all time in the animal kingdom. Even the lion couldn't argue with the new title, and the village erupted into celebration, marveling at the newfound hero, who had proven that sometimes, the smallest and most unassuming creatures could achieve the most astonishing victories.

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Change of plans

Change of plans
Last week, the scorching heat became unbearable as the electric supply in my area started fluctuating. I relied on my trusty fan to keep cool, but alas, it fell victim to the power fluctuations, leaving me in a sweat-soaked predicament. The fan, my cherished life-saver during this period of heat, was now out of commission.

After the initial heartbreak, I resolved to economize so I could purchase a new fan. I meticulously budgeted my money for food, savings on transport, and every penny I could save. My budget was tighter than ever, set at a modest fifteen thousand naira.

On Friday, I set out to the market with hopes of finding a replacement fan within my budget. However, to my dismay, I discovered that the lowest price for a reliable fan was twenty-four thousand naira. I couldn't afford to make the purchase on the spot.

Disheartened but undeterred, a newfound humor kindled within me. Pocketing my hard-earned money, I made my way back home. Along the journey, I decided to treat myself by buying some much-needed food supplies. Though I couldn't afford the fan I desperately needed, managing to secure provisions lifted my spirits.

As I returned home, I felt a sense of accomplishment despite the setback. I resolved that the fan would have to wait; I would make do with the stifling heat for a little while longer. After all, the highest I could do was to sleep outside should the nighttime heat become unbearable.

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Alone with the clock

Alone with the clock
With each tik, the sound got nearer and my hearing capacity got better. It was 12 pm and I couldn't do anything but roll side by side on my bed.

The heat was too much, so I took of my clothes and lay naked, thanks to the fact that I lived alone.
The heat wasn't easing after all so I had to pick a thin book to give myself one of the most popular traditional method of ventilation that I knew about.

At each stroke, my arm grew weaker.
God knew that I wanted nothing more than the electricity distribution company to perform a miracle at that point in time.
Just recently, I have noticed a downside from their end...
... they always ensure that in a day of 100% we are with 7% with power, the rest of 93% leaves us wallowing in blackouts.

But then it's alright, I've got to go take my bath now and prepare for the AFCON match that awaits us, see yall later.

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Miracle food

Miracle food
Today, I woke up with a heavy head and an empty stomach, feeling drained and unable to muster the strength to get out of bed. I lay there, layering the blankets on top of me, allowing the warmth to cocoon my body as I drifted in and out of sleep until noon.

I had lost all motivation to cook or even lift a finger. The thought of food seemed daunting, and I resigned myself to staying in bed, hoping the day would pass quickly.

Just when I had given up on the idea of having a cooked meal, a gentle knock on the door interrupted the silence. It was my neighbor, Nick. He stood there with a plate of warm, steaming rice in his hands. It was as if God had sent him, knowing that I needed help.

Without a word, I stretched out my hand and accepted the food gratefully. Nick came in and we sat together, discussing the mundane and the meaningful. In our conversation, he mentioned that his power bank had run out, and I gladly lent him mine without a second thought.

It turned out to be a beautiful Sunday, unexpected and heartwarming. The simple act of kindness from my neighbor restored my faith in humanity and made me realize that even in the midst of my struggles, there are still moments of grace and connection.

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Contented with a plate

Contented with a plate
I had been looking forward to spending a lovely afternoon at a restaurant with my aunt and my spirited 7-year-old niece. However, as we perused the menu and eagerly anticipated our meals, I couldn't help but feel a twinge of concern about my limited budget. The money in my pocket was just enough for a plate of rice and a soft drink, and I silently hoped that it wouldn't cast a shadow over our outing.

As we placed our orders, I smiled to myself, feeling thankful that I would at least have a simple meal to enjoy. My aunt, on the other hand, was able to indulge in a plate of rice, a drink, and a generous portion of succulent chicken. I couldn't help but feel a pang of envy as I glanced longingly at her savory dish while I contented myself with the modest fare in front of me.

Despite my silent longing for a taste of that delectable chicken, I focused on savoring my meal, determined not to let my limited finances overshadow our gathering. However, my aunt's kind heart and generosity unexpectedly turned the tide. With a beaming smile, she tore off a sizable piece of the chicken and unceremoniously plopped it onto my plate, a gesture that filled me with a surge of gratitude and warmth.

I was just about to savor this unexpected treat when my niece, attracted by the lure of the chicken, made a dash for it and attempted to wrestle it away. Her little hands clutched onto the savory morsel, and I realized that I had a mini tug-of-war on my hands. I chuckled inwardly as I gently knocked her on the head, and, with a mischievous grin, she finally released her hold on my precious piece of chicken.

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Nigeria is always the best African country to set up business negotiations with
“US still interested in doing business in Nigeria - Blinken - The Nation Newspaper

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The encounter, and the redeemer

The encounter, and the redeemer
In the quiet hush of the evening, Timothy and Benjamin, two brothers with worn-out backpacks, strolled down the dimly lit path from school. Little did they know that lurking in the shadows were three strangers, their faces obscured by the approaching night.

Laughter and banter gave way to an unsettling feeling as the strangers closed in, demanding more than the boys were willing to give. In that moment, Timothy, the older and bulkier of the two, stepped forward, a protective big brother ready to shield Benjamin from any harm.

Using his strength, Timothy tried to hold off the attackers, creating a barrier between them and his younger brother. But the odds were against him, and the three strangers, fueled by a darker resolve, overpowered him. The blows fell, and Timothy struggled to keep his feet.
Hope was coming when, out of nowhere, the sound of heavy boots on ground echoed nearby. A soldier appeared, disciplined and resolute. His uniform marked him as a guardian in the night.

With swift and practiced movements, the soldier confronted the assailants. Their courage crumbled in the face of his authority, left with no option, they retreated into the darkness they had emerged from.
As Timothy caught his breath, battered but alive, the soldier turned to the brothers with a nod and a few reassuring words, "You're safe now, lads." In that moment, he wasn't just a soldier; he was a protector, a symbol of safety in a world that had momentarily lost its balance.

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It's a beautiful thing to learn that it's 100 days now streaking steadily on @mindviewers without missing a single day.
I'm crowned.

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Ekeh′s first time in a tiled house

Ekeh′s first time in a tiled house
Ekeh, a young and curious village boy, had grown up listening to tales of the grand city from his parents and elders in the village. The city seemed like a mythical place filled with wonders and opportunities. Ekeh had never seen the city, let alone met his uncle who had migrated there many years ago. But all that was about to change.

One day, with great excitement and anticipation, Ekeh embarked on a journey to meet his uncle in the city. The hustle and bustle overwhelmed his senses as he set foot in the vibrant city streets, adorned with towering buildings and bustling crowds. The unfamiliar noise, the honking of cars, and the bright city lights made his heart race with a mix of anxiety and exhilaration.

After what felt like an eternity in Ekeh's mind, he finally arrived at his uncle's house. As he entered the premises, the first thing that caught his attention was the tiled floor. In his village, the houses were made of mud floors, smoothed and swept daily to maintain their cleanliness. Ekeh had only ever known that type of flooring, and the sight of tiles was a revelation to him.

In awe, Ekeh cautiously walked forward and extended his hand to touch the gleaming tiles. He could hardly fathom the smoothness and coolness beneath his fingers. He had never imagined that something as simple as a floor could be so different from what he knew.

Caught up in the wonder of the tiled floor, Ekeh couldn't resist the urge to explore further. He removed his worn-out shoes and felt the coolness of the tiles against the tips of his toes. It was an extraordinary sensation, as if a whole new world had just unfolded beneath his feet.

As Ekeh continued to marvel at the tiles, his uncle, impressed by his curiosity and innocence, invited him to take a seat on one of the comfortable chairs in the room. But Ekeh hesitated. He argued that the tiles were delicate, just like the one special ceramic plate his village preserved for special occasions. Surely, sitting on the floor would cause the tiles to break, or so he believed.

His uncle smiled warmly and assured him that the floor was sturdy and wouldn't break under his weight. But Ekeh remained skeptical. To convince him otherwise, his uncle stepped onto the tiles, demonstrating their strength and durability. The look of astonishment on Ekeh's face was magnified as he watched his uncle confidently standing there without any fear of the floor giving way.

Ekeh's eyes widened with amazement, and a smile slowly spread across his face. Realizing that his apprehensions were unfounded, he shed his doubts, removed his shirt, and lay down on the cool, tiled floor. He beckoned his uncle to join him, gesturing to the newfound joy and comfort that lay in this simple act.

His uncle stood there, astonished and moved by the sight before him. He could see the profound impact that this small encounter with the tiles had on his nephew.

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