SUMMARY OF THE LIFE CHANGER
The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli is the recommended English text for JAMB 2021 UTME following sweet sixteen. Jamb uses Recommended Novels for Two to Three years before introducing a new one but the Life changer English text was an exception.As such, all candidates are expected to read the English text and be able to answer the questions that will be set from it.
Today i’ll be sharing the life changer summary,Words and their meaning , Questions and answers .
THE LIFE CHANGER BY KHADIJA ABUBAKAR JALLI CHAPTER 3
ummi’s husband apologized on her behalf after her experience with Samuel Johnson.
This chapter was directed particularly to omar not to trust anyone regardless of appearance.
The Hakimi is the overall ruler of the community.
Talle was the innocent and quiet one the chapter talked.He was born as a result of the medicine man’s(boka) intervention.
Talle was raised by his step-mother owing to the fact that his mother died.
After talle’s father and mothers death, he withdrew himself from activities making him a loner.
Talle was later involved with robbery and extortion, which raised his lifestyle a bit as the locals observed his demands rising more than usual.
over time, Talle was summoned by the head of district(Hakimi) to explain his source of wealth to which they did not get any usefull information.
Talle was apprehended by the police with the aid of zaki his accomplice who had chains on his hands and feet as the police brought him in.
they were involved in a kidnap case which went south as they were reported to the police.
According to the father of the boy they kidnapped they were amateurs(1 million to 250 k negotiation).
Tale was hand-cuffed and taken away from lafayette to the police station to do time.Although it was rumored that talle was found somewhere in
the north doing shady,there was no evidence to proove it.
EMAL-stands for Examination malpractice and was the sole reason Salma was kicked out of the university.
words to look out for chapter 3
interminable -endless or apparently endless (often used hyperbolically).
plight – a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
revelation – a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others.
sparingly – in a restricted or infrequent manner; in small quantities.
superlative – of the highest quality or degree.
inconceivable – not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable.
reticent – not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily.
fisticuffs – fighting with the fists.
appellation – he action of giving a name to someone or something.
unwittingly – without being aware; unintentionally.
sprawled – sit, lie, or fall with one’s arms and legs spread out in an ungainly way.
expedient – a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral.
cringed – experience an inward shiver of embarrassment or disgust.
piety – the quality of being religious or reverent.
admonition – a firm warning or reprimand
Salma met MR. dabo,the level co-ordinator at the registration office.
Mr dabo was a very displined man who has never been seen or heard of involving himself
with any form of underhandedness with his students.
Mr dabo had one rule – “Don’t come in after me”
Mr dabo ruined his reputation by asking salma for an intimate friendship to which salma declined.
Dabo, hated that during his encounter with salma in the office, he displayed masculine weakness and salma for reminding him of his weakness.
Salma enrolled into famous Queen amina Hall which was stated to be every girls dream.The hostel is beautiful and housed the most savvy babes
The hostel allowed four students in a room.
salma(Muslim) who’s from the north had 3 roommates namely
Tomiwa(Muslim) from Ibadan,who was the brightest in the room,an aspiring singer and entertainment/fashion plug,
second- Ngozi(christian) from Imo state.Very reserved and generous.
third-Ada(christian) from benue state.
After ngozi’s persistence to share food, they all starting cooking together.
Salma inspected ada’s ingredient to ensure rats were not part of them.
Jollof indomie is the quickest and favorite food for students.
Tomiwa brought about the snail delicacy while salma brought up the dawanke delicacy to which they all liked.
food was a common factor that strengthened the bond of friendship between salma and her friends.
At about 8 o’clock when salma was going home she was stopped by a mercedes benz with two guys in it namely Labaran and Habib.
Habib talked less than Labaran giving salma the idea that he owned the vehicle.
Salma was dropped in front of her hostel and was willing to decline any date offer to add to the list of influential people she declined.
words to look out for chapter 4
Femininity – Femininity is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with women and girls
Ogled – stare at in a lecherous manner.
reprimand – a formal expression of disapproval.
palpitation – a noticeably rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeat due to agitation, exertion, or illness.
Inexplicable – unable to be explained or accounted for
bereft – deprived of or lacking (something).
supplication – the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly.
Savvy – shrewdness and practical knowledge; the ability to make good judgement.
Tomiwa was to go on her first ever blind date which was setup by salma.
She received a call by 8 o’clock which she has been expecting.
Tomawi according to writer Never had a date because her character screamed over-confidence leading to everyone body viewing her as out of league.
Tomiwa’s reason for switching seat was to ensure her safety.
Habib was Tomiwa’s blind date.
Habib and labaran were friends from a little age. Habib was a politician while labaran was his driver.
The sum total of the cash Habib gave to tomiwa is N50,000(he didn’t want labaran to see this), together with other provisions.
Alhaji was the name tomiwa called Habib after his kind gesture.
Tomiwa and her friends were all excited about the goodies she brought and in the midst of the celebration Ngozi closed the door to avoid intruders.
Salma at first was waiting to be thanked for introducing Tomiwa to Habib until the moment she saw the money, then she became envious.
Salma’s envy led to her lashing at the three other roommates until they heard a knock, which at the moment made them silent leading to Ada switching off the lights.
No man spends his money without asking for something in return was Ngozi’s statement to Tomiwa.
The four roommates Salma, Ngozi, Ada and tomiwa were all B students and were certain to graduated second class upper.
Their final paper was Moral philosophy, which was a general study.
Words to look out for in Chapter 5
Garrotted – kill (someone) by strangulation, especially with a length of wire or cord.
Trifled – treat without seriousness or respect.
Perceptive – having or showing sensitive insight.
Instinctively – without conscious thought; by natural instinct.
Spindle – a rod or pin serving as an axis that revolves or on which something revolves.
Affiliation – the state or process of affiliating or being affiliated.
Personified – represent (a quality or concept) by a figure in human form.
Ululating – howl or wail as an expression of strong emotion, typically grief.
Savoured – taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it to the full.
Camaraderie – mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
Sentiments – a view or opinion that is held or expressed.
Chiding – full of rebuke; critical.
Moral Philosophy was Salma’s GST Couse, which was suppose to be her last and easiest.
The teacher felt silently intimidated by the ostentatious appearance of Salma. She took an instant dislike in Salma.
Kola abdul was the best student in class, he was also salma’s tutor.
kolawole abdul was the student salma pestered in the hall before she got the expo from him.
Notes of Salvation – euphemism they had for Cheat Notes.
After being caught salma was asked to sign an EMAL(Examination malpractice) form.
The HOD referred the malpractice case to the exams and ethics committee, where salma outed kola.
both Salma and Kola were rusticated
—words to look out for in chapter 6
ostentatious – characterized by pretentious or showy display; designed to impress.
benevolent– well meaning and kindly.
reprimanded– a formal expression of disapproval.
harangue – a lengthy and aggressive speech.
fallible – capable of making mistakes or being wrong.
altercation– a noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public.
euphemism– a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
After being summoned salma confided in tomiwa.
her plan to get help was to meet Habib so he could use his influential position to help her.
The name on the desk spell Habib lawal, speaker.
professor dabo was the only person on Habib’s mind to seek help from.
Habib was amused that Chairman of the University Ethics Committee being susceptible to financial underhandedness.
Habib gave salma 300 thousand naira after he slept with her.
The sum total salma gave to Dr kabir was 100 thousand to which she later found out that was not a member of the committee as he claimed. She had been duped.
It was here, during the summon that she gave out kola’s name getting him expelled.
‘It was also not fair what men were doing to her. No man ever treated her for her essence; they all related to her based on her looks.’ salma thought
Salma concluded that except for her father, no man, indeed no man, was worthy of being called a man.
Words to look out for in Chapter 7:
espied – catch sight of.
resplendent – attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous.
susceptible – likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.
underhandedness – secretive or dishonest behaviour.
gamut – the complete range or scope of something.
After salma found out that kabir wasn’t a member of the committee, she sought help through labaran her boyfriend.
Habib was the one who send Zaki and the Quiet Nabor (Talle) to to deal with Alhaji Adamu by kidnapping his son.
Talle left Lafayette for somewhere between Nigeria and Niger
Zaki entertained himself by mentally running over in his mind the chorus he knew off hand from the song of late Kenny Rogers, The Gambler:
Kabir left the joint after using less than 50k to win 300k when he heard the Kenny Rogers lyrics.
Gumuzu (sent by Kartagi owner of the gambling joint) and Zaki were the thug sent after Kabir.
By this time, UMMI has drunk three bottles of Zobo
Salma lost her father while she was in the university.
According to Ngozi, you do not pray for the dead. Such prayers are like medicine after death, ineffectual.
Salma had a boyfriend named Salim who had a sour experience with Smartphone.
After she lost her father, Salma decided to change her ways. She became decent and very serious.
Salma’s friend/roommate in the new school were Ngozi, Tommy, Sally, Ada
Words to look out for in Chapter 8:
syndicate – a group of individuals or organizations combined to promote a common interest.
superintending – be responsible for the management or arrangement of (an activity or organization); oversee.
telepathic – supposedly capable of transmitting thoughts to other people and of knowing their thoughts; psychic.
consternation – a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
comeuppance -a punishment or fate that someone deserves.
reckoned – establish by calculation.
commiserate – express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize.
Salim’s first ever smartphone was Samsung note series(fingerprint)
Salim many dating sites and was into apps like facebook, 2go,twitter,whatsapp and wechat
‘Man must be allowed some moment to check his rascality.’ was Salim’s view of wanting to flirt.
Salim had to two experiences dating on social media;
The girl he called princess who didn’t turn out to be what she posted on her Dp,
Natasha the beauty who ganged upon him and attempted to rob him.
Lawal considered Salim a wonderful guy because he had the heart of going back to facebook.
The family decided to tell daddy together about Omar’s admission.
Words to look out for in Chapter 9:
ensnared – catch in or as in a trap.
Casanova – a man who is passionate about women and has many lovers.
clairvoyant – a person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact
leeringly – looking or gazing in a lascivious or unpleasant way
bemused – puzzled, confused, or bewildered.
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