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Voting the man not the party

I think I am back to regular programming. I sincerely apologise for the break in transmission and I promise to do better from here on out… It is like Olatoxic said in this here post, I Forgot, I just forgot how to write. *sigh*   So, I want to talk about Jimi Agbaje joining the… Continue reading Voting the man not the party

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Kidnapping: Our Experience (Day 1 & 2) by Alan Chibuike

Before you continue, please read Kidnapping in Nigeria by Alan Chibuike Day 1: The Snatch (Saturday evening, July 20) The victim was snatched on Saturday evening at Okosi area of Onitsha, Anambra state around 4pm. He was driving home with a friend in his Land Cruiser when they were ambushed by heavily armed men. They were taken hostage and… Continue reading Kidnapping: Our Experience (Day 1 & 2) by Alan Chibuike

Life · Life & Other mysteries · Nigeria

June 3, 2012

#CNN interview with #Lagos resident @PearlEze on the chaos she witnessed at the site of the #planecrash: http://t.co/xagG1rSx @gbengasesan — Melissa Giaimo (@MelissaGiaimo) June 4, 2012 It’s been a year but I still remember the events of the afternoon of the 3rd of June 2012 very vividly, like it was yesterday. I do not think… Continue reading June 3, 2012

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Up NEPA!!!

On Tuesday morning as I was getting ready to go to work, NEPA/PHCN took light by 6am on the dot. That was very weird because they usually leave it on till about noon, take it then restore it around 8 or 9pm. So as soon as it happened, I knew something had gone wrong. When… Continue reading Up NEPA!!!

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The Okada Accident

She had just left the concert and was on her way to the vigil. It was late, dark… The sun had long set. The venues were not far apart but there were no buses so she took a bike. He was an ‘aboki’. The minute she got on that okada, she knew something would go… Continue reading The Okada Accident

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LAGOS – NO MAN’S LAND?

I wrote this for Nigeria Dialogue in February, 2012. You can see it here.   I used to think that Lagos was no man’s land until my encounter with Lagos landlords. I’m presently searching for a house for my sister and I to stay in. It has been an arduous journey, I tell you. I… Continue reading LAGOS – NO MAN’S LAND?

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Okada: Dare Devil Or Dear Angel?

  I wrote this for Nigeria Dialogue in March, 2012. You can see it here.   So much has been said about the ‘menace’ called okada. I have heard tales about how many people have been killed because the riders do not make good use of their brains when riding. They have been called roaches, ants and… Continue reading Okada: Dare Devil Or Dear Angel?