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In the 90s, book publishers in Nigeria made our primary school experience awesome with their lovely characters.

The books we read from primary one to six had unforgettable characters.

These guys (the characters) saw us through our primary school education. We loved them because we used to read about them every day.

It's been a while now, we need to look back at those guys in the books that made our childhood fun.

Let's meet some old friends.
1. Ali

You remember Ali? He is Simbi’s brother. He used to cut the grass every Saturday. Don't forget their parents were Mr. and Mrs Salami.

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2. Simbi

I am sure you remember Simbi quite well. Of course, she is Ali's sister. The last time we read about her, she was dressing to go to school. Simbi Salami by now would have bagged Ph.D. degree.

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3. Mr. Nwosu

We met Mr. Nwosu, that very responsible man at primary two. We can't forget how he bought big chickens for Christmas that year.

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4. Agbo

Agbo we were told used to live in the town of Lagun and like many of us back then, he used to wake up very early for school. But where is this town of Lagun in Nigeria?

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5. Edet

The young Edet was a Calabar boy. Those days our teachers were telling us about Edet, the boy was just 8-year-old. Young and very popular among Nigerian pupils.

If you don't know Edet, stand up, raise your hands and close your eyes. That's your punishment for not knowing our legendary Edet.

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6. Ralia

Aww! How can we forget Ralia the Sugar girl?

Her story was truly heart-breaking. Remember her parents were disabled and she was taking care of them when she was kidnapped. These kidnappers sha! they've been around for a while.

Well, Ralia escaped from their den and we were happy the Sugar Girl returned home safe and happy.

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7. Gandoki

Who doesn't remember Gandoki, the warrior? He was said to be Garba's father and he was a Muslim and he loved to tell stories to kids.

Are you missing your primary school friends and teachers already? Eyah!

Let's appreciate all those who contributed to these awesome childhood experience. The teachers and the book publishers that gave us these good friends through their books. We love you all.

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