Thursday, 7 August 2014

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 2)


...Segun,sola and the other rummies were surprised at Tunde that he cried.Haba,Tund e why you dey cry now? sebi na rumor.Tunde didnt want to answer them but on second thoughts he replied,saying even if na rumor,make i dey cry now,una know say rumor dey come true for OAU,where will i see 40k,i lost my Dad last Month and surviving here has not been easy,i have 3 younger sisters and am the only guy,you now say i shouldn't cry,infact i should weep. Tunde's other rummies were lost on what to say and the mood in the room changed to a very sober one.

Somewhere else near Awo cafe,students were seen discussing groups with different opinions been brought up.What is Ibikunle saying about this? Saheed queried. Ibikunle ke? Well he hasn't said anything o, maybe he wil say something before today ends sha. Later that same day,everywhere in the halls of residence was filled with arguments and counter arguments about the rumor. Tunde notwithstanding his mood went to the football pitch to play when the argument broke up again,he couldnt stay there for too long as he started developing headache,he decided to rest in his room.

Sola was in the Mozambique hall when the news filtered in that the DSA has confirmed the increment,he left Gbemisola his girlfriend abruptly and went to his fearing that Tunde may have heard the news and wouldn't be in good state,never did he know that he would be the one to break the bad news. On entering the room he saw Tunde reading and calmly said 'I Know you've heard that the DSA has confirmed the increment but... Not letting Sola finish his statement, Tunde stood up and started pacing the room around,thinking aloud.

Segun oblivious of what was going on came in and said,una dan hear stay congress dey today sha? Make we cum discus aw we go do Aluta unto dis fee increment.Aluta ko,aluin ni,Richard another rummie of Tunde retorted,if they like they should increase the fee to hundred thousand i will pay.

Tunde didn't take Richard's statement light as he lauched a heavy blow on Richard's face.Seeing stars but later regaining consciousness Richard threatened to retaliate but Segun and Sola stopped him.Hissing, Tunde stormed out of the room...

The writer of this story, Oyedeji Olanrewaju is a Part 2 student of  the Department of Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University. You can reach Oyedeji through his e-mail:

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