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RE: [ujeni] 1st Grade Teacher Seeks Candy

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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    enough of this candy would simultaneously solve both malawi s overpopulation problem and it s perpetual food shortages. ... From: Rand Wise
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 31, 2000
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      enough of this candy would simultaneously solve both malawi's overpopulation
      problem and it's perpetual food shortages.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Rand Wise [mailto:wiserd@...]
      Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 2:54 PM
      To: ujeni@onelist.com
      Subject: [ujeni] 1st Grade Teacher Seeks Candy

      I need at least three pieces of the candy mentioned in this story to survive
      until June 2nd. Deb

      At 11:18 AM 03/31/2000 PST, you wrote:
      >Sounds like juju is alive and well...
      >ect: Fwd: Uh! Comment?!
      >>Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 08:09:16 PST
      >>I thought you guys would find this amusing... ;->
      >>>From Africa News Service
      >>>Juju turns boy to yam!
      >>>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Wednesday - Hundreds of curious Nigerians flocked
      >>>Wednesday to the police station in this northern town after radio reports

      >>>that a local schoolboy had been turned by witchcraft into a large yam.
      >>>Three pupils of the Evangelist Primary School in Maiduguri, in Borno
      >>>State, rushed into the headmistresses' office Tuesday morning and said
      >>>boy, whose name was not given, had been transformed into the popular root

      >>>tuber after accepting a sweet from a stranger, radio said.
      >>>The headmistress went and found the tuber and took it to the local police

      >>>station where it was being kept under guard Wednesday by Divisional
      >>>Officer Adamu Tukur, the report said.
      >>>A local reporter contacted in Maiduguri confirmed that hundreds of people

      >>>had rushed to the police station Wednesday to see the yam for themselves.
      >>>An official in the office of the governor Mala Kachalla confirmed that
      >>>"there has been a mysterious incident here" but refused to provide
      >>>DPO Tukur told the radio the police were not ruling out anything in their

      >>>investigation of the event and were seeking the man alleged to have given

      >>>the sweet to the boy.
      >>>Belief in witchcraft -- including the power to transform human beings
      >>>animals and natural objects -- remains strong in Nigeria.
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