Tuesday, 2 May 2017

COURT EXTERNSHIP : Entry 1

I had plans for the two weeks break, had it all planned out in my head, study, work out, stay the F away from carbs and sugar. All I did was sleep, eat carbs and stock up on sugar, I feel like a failure, well not entirely but I'm the real definition of a waste man, Didn't realize how tired I was until I started taking naps during the day yet not finding it difficult to sleep at night.

We started our externship . Yay!
My posting got changed to Igbosere, got the email while I was in Ikeja High Court, I love criminal litigation, practicing in Nigeria doesn't look that bad. The Judge heard 16 cases, some which were for arraignment but the accused person's did not show up.
It's a complete different ball game, been there watching everything we were thought in class being put into practice .

Commercial is not as exciting as criminal but , I like the court. The judge hears cases on Land, landlord and tenant, general civil.  breach of contract and some corporate issues. She does case management conference on Thursdays , although she doesn't sit on Mondays, which gives us the opportunity to go courts in another division.

I take notes in a journal , however I' yet to transfer them to my log book, should do that later in the week.

XXXX
L.D

Sunday, 23 April 2017

THE DARK SIDE

Took me a while to decide whether or not to do a post on this, but it's one of them things . 

Here it comes,..............
 I dipped a foot in the supernatural pond, juju, black magic call it whatever you want . I didn't realize what I was getting into until it hit me that it was some messed up shit .

So this white garment "pastor" who is friends with my older cousin came to the house a while back prayed et all. While he was praying he went into a trance, stated communicating with angels or whatever. Then he started saying things, personal stuff about everyone in the room, mentioned the fact that I'm always having nightmares, and things that will happen in the nearest future. At first I ignored him, avoided him every time he came to the house but he caught me off guard one night and that was how I got sucked in . 

At first we had to go to the beach, pray and throw things in water, apparently all the misfortune went in the water and God accepted the offer as he said.
After doing that I felt a certain sense of security and more at peace, because I felt I had nothing to worry about.

Few weeks after he was back again, said more deep shit and once again I was sucked in , mind you none of this came free or cheap. The smallest amount I spent was 10k. 
He kept saying things, I drop money , go on my knees, pray, repeat stuff after him. Then I started noticing it was getting deeper and darker, we had to kill a bird to get rid of evil and it didn't seem holy anymore..

A lot of white was involved, wearing white during , writing on the ground with salt blah blah blah
He called to pray, brought holy water, oils, soap ,honey but I didn't feel safe using any..so I left them in my room. 

He kept coming back with different messages and the process kept getting darker, he would write stuff in salt and I had to kneel inside, it was like a scene from The Originals. Funny thing I wasn't the only one, he has other people who used to go on the cleansing journey with us. I started getting suspicious when he suggested to do something to make my boyfriend love me, I've heard about love potions and I know they never end well, i dismissed his suggestion.

I stated avoiding him after we went to the beach for yet another cleansing as I call it, whilst we were walking back to the car we met two other pastors and he asked them to pray. One prayed and the other watched , after a few minutes , the guy watching told me my death was imminent and I needed to do something about it. 

No one wants to die young. The told the pastor to do something to buy my life on earth back , I was afraid and I felt I'm too young to die, people who are younger than I am die everyday. 
I gave him all the money I has which was a lot, lets say I can buy weave with the money, we went to a river after, did the usual prayer, he kept saying thing that was happening in my family, thing about my personal life and I watched stupidly begging God to spare me.

I was like a scene from a Nollywood movie. 
I was paranoid when I got home, I felt like I lost a part of me, I didn't want to be in my apartment alone, I was jumpy and felt like someone was after me. I called my friend, told her about what happened and she laughed , told me to be beg for forgiveness. I got on my praying mat, cried to my creator and asked his to forgive me. I felt at peace after. I threw out everything he brought even though I didn't use them.
I've been avoiding his calls ever since, I know a lot of people will think I'm stupid. 
How did I fall for such ?
I'm educated !

XXXX
L.D

Friday, 7 April 2017

WEEK 20

I made it guy's!
 Last week of lectures, yet another stressful week .
I think i stopped caring at week 19, i physically, emotionally and mentally drained. Ditched  some lectures, walked out of others, had to talk myself into getting out of bed some times but you guy's have no idea how it feels to be in the last week of Law School Lectures.

Law school itself is not over but no more sitting in the auditorium for hours,waiting for break and praying for lectures to end for the day
No more holding my breathe when the lecture starts calling out student number's because I didn't read the topic or attend group meeting the night before.
No more driving like a manic in traffic when I wake up late in order to get in before 9am.
No more smelly toilets.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

UPDATE : WEEK 15-19

Hi guys,
I've been too busy to blog. So much has been happening but not enough to blog about , just the normal routine.
Nothing special just the usual attending lecturers, hot class room, "I too knows". Slowly losing focus.
We are  rounding up and I can't believe we are almost done with lectures and moving on to externhip . 
I have a study routine, a short but effective one. The mosque is the perfect place for me to read,
I go there immediately after lectures, read till past seven. I try to draft as much as I can . 

We had our second snap test yesterday, the HOD for Property Law Practices announced it an hour into our Friday lectures . The test was from 3 to 7, it included theory questions and MCQ's. I was done before 6 and because the invigilator wanted to leave early she so allowed some people go. 

I was issued a warning for been in a male's room which is against the code of conduct. 

I apologize if the post is short or disorganized. 

XXXX

L.D

Monday, 6 March 2017

WEEK 14

Hi guys,
 Six more weeks to go then lectures are over. This is going to be a short post as I spent most of the week in the hospital . Did not have my car as the brakes failed on Sunday

Saturday, 25 February 2017

WEEK 13

Hi guys,
This weeks has been a busy one from the start. I'm going to try to go into more details on how my week by separating the days. Hopeful the posts don't get boring.
Monday
I got into a bit of trouble with student services for having multiple piercings on my ears, I smiled at the lady and she let me in. We finished criminal litigation early and I was excited to go home early only to remember Tuesday was the deadline given to complete medicals.

 I assumed I didn't have to do it since I was not staying on campus, students are very fond of leaving things until last minute so the second the lecturer announced the end of class I didn't wait to thumbprint. Walked to the clinic as fast as I could, completed the process in 45 minutes and went back to thumbprint at ICT, I took my medical card as proof to show I wasn't ditching lectures. Got home before 4.

Tuesday
Long day , civil litigation takes a lot of time and the lectures always have stories to tell but they are quite funny, we have a lecturer who rarely finishes his sentence.
 We finished class at half 5 due to certain reasons, the head of academics had to address the class on the behavior of some students , people bullying their roommates one leading to physical injury which I was a witness to.
 The school management kept reminding us we had the same attitude as the 2013/2014 set which ended in mass failure where 60 percent failed their bar finals and they have threatened to descend on us heavily.

We were also addressed by a past student who got first class in civil and won the first prize in civil law but graduated with a 2:1 even though the lecturers expected a first class in all his papers. He told us about the mistakes he made and how that affected the rest of his papers.

The chairman of the Student Representative Council talked to the class begging for everyone to cooperate as the conduct of one person can affect the entire class.

I attended a group meeting which started and hour late and ended with an argument because people didn't want to queue to in order to sign the attendance sheet. Got home late, too tired to revise or study for the next day.

Wednesday
Long ass day, we did billing in property law practice, all i know is basic maths. We had to count in the millions then do division and fraction. To most people that might be easy but I'm terrible when it comes to maths all I know are my timetables, additions and subtractions .
We were given formulas for transactions and we have to choose what scale each fell under, a lot of number but I survived. We will get the scale in the exam all we have to do is decide on the formula to use.

Met with my group mentor, told her abut my issues with the group leader and she gave a solution, not before she gave a nice lecture about my earrings and how a lot of people would want to judge me because of it.
She also told me a story about a girl who had a piercing under her tongue and she didn't allow her  dine because of it and she had to take out the piercings and the girls father was glad and very thankful.

Thursday
Nothing special, corporate law practice. Go bored went on to lunch with a new friend who worked close to the law school, very funny smart guy, Mr steal your girl. .

 Restaurants in Nigeria are over hyped and over priced , I don't mind paying a lot for food as long as its worth it, I ordered chicken parmesan and spaghetti and he ordered american breakfast.
 We were served bread while waiting, smelt nice but it was old microwaved bread, I don't trust people who warm any sort of pastry.
 Food came after 30 minutes, my spaghetti and cheese was cold, the chicken had too much flour and was over fried it was accompanied with stale cold garlic bread.
His breakfast was a slice of bread cut into two, sausage and scrambled eggs .

Was disappointed but couldn't complain because I got free food. Waited outside until class ended, talked to a few people I've never talked to even though I seen them around since Bar I and will probably not talk to them again until I'm stuck outside the auditorium.
Class finished at four, stayed back to talk to a few people then my car refused to start, had to call the same guy who took me out for lunch to help out. Thanks Wale!
Had no plans staying back for group meeting, got a message the meeting was cancelled when I was almost home


Friday
Every week I ask myself is it really worth it before getting out of bed.
The class managed to piss a lecturer off, the guy walked off while teaching, I left during break with no intentions of coming back until lectures ended. We had yet another speech from the SRC chairman who I think is too calm for the group but ah well.
Stopped to buy some Materials to sew more outfits for school.


XXXX
L.D

Saturday, 18 February 2017

WEEK 12 AND OTHER RANDOM STUFF

Hi guys,
This week has been hectic, the lecturers are starting to take group meeting serious, 63 members in a group got queried for not attending group meetings.
On Tuesday I stayed back after lectures for two hours because the meeting for scheduled for 6pm after waiting for two hours, I waited till half 7 only to find out the meeting was cancelled. I was so pissed off, got stuck in traffic on the way home and didn't get in until 9.
 I gave the group leader a piece of my mind the next day and as usual he gave him attitude.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

WEEK 10/11

Hi guys,
I've been so busy barely have time for myself.
Nothing special has been happening, from lectures to remedial. It's been hectic, thank God remedial ended in week 11 so we are back to the usual long days.
Lecturers going on for as long as they want.

I attended my fist group meeting on Sunday, spent a hour in the wrong group meeting only to realize my group was on the ground floor, so i had to spend another hour listening to the same presentation.

My group leader is a bit of c**t, people let little power get into their heads. I told him I didn't stay on campus and it would be stressful if i waited until 6pm for meeting if class end at 2 or 4. I would also face heavy traffic on the way home and might not get home until 9 all he did was tell me to move to the hostel or get an executive room. I don't mind doing the work or any extra work as long as i'm participating.
I really don't have much to say, just glad the long days are over. Week 12 coming up soon.
XXXX
L.D

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

WEEK 9

This is going to be a short one,
Remedial classes started on Monday and are to run for the six weeks for students who started late. We end lectures before two, its very interesting to know we can finish between half one and two pm but lectures are stretched to keep us busy.

The classes are not bad , they move very fast and we finish at half six most days but they are stating to get boring because we are on Week 5 which is the week I start. Its nerve wrecking having to sit through it and not been able to because I have to thumb print.
 Nothing special happened during the week , missed a day because I had a graduation to attend my 25 per cent is slowly reducing .

Friday, 27 January 2017

WEEK 7/8

Hi Guys ,
Happy New Year !
I was not able to do a post on week 7 last so I will combine week 7 and 8 together then do an update on week 8 at the end of the week .
Hope you all have a great Christmas?

WEEK 7
Still going to school from home because I simply can not do the five or six in a room and ten to twelve people to a bathroom/toilet thingy.
No I don't think I'm better than everyone, I'm not used to living in such conditions and I find the price for Executive hostel expensive so coming from home is the cheapest option.
The traffic is not that bad but I have to hang around after lectures when I have group meetings which I'm yet to attend hope I don't get into trouble.