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Pearl & the Drunk 2

When I managed to get a word in edgewise I let him know I was on my way to church and that there was no way I could keep him company. He let me know I was joking and not with my senses for even daring to say this. When I noticed this agitated him I stopped and continued to …

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Pearl & the Drunk

I’ve been in many interesting situations but none as unpredictable as what happened two weeks ago. When I look back there were so many reasons it could have gone horribly wrong and made 2013 a year of uncertainty. The only reason it turned out the way it did was because of God and His faithfulness. Ultimately the trust I had …

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Memory Lane: The Breakdown

It’s pretty interesting what triggers memories, especially those of the more pleasant variety. I was recently reminded of my service year far away from home. Born and bred a Lagosian (but really an ara oke) I’d been out of the state both alone and with family. Two weeks being the longest I’d spent and since my undergraduate years were all …

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City Conversations: Change Wahala

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to retrieve one’s change from a conductor in the city of Lagos, unless you include the incessant traffic. Cries of, ‘enter with your change o!’ ring in the ears of commuters like a mantra that. It rises, howls and growls out of throats of these commuter managers in various cadences across the city. Often …

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Merry Christmas

I decided that I wanted my festive celebrations to be a little un-normal this year. Not the entire time spent with family but a bit of it for me. It’s also pretty interesting that over the week work also kept morphing too and made my decision somewhat sensible too. Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining about any of it …

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Tis the season to be jolly!

Harmattan (or something akin to it) finally made its way to Lasgidi. It’s certainly not as harsh as it used to be and I can’t say I’m sorry about that. The aspect of it that hasn’t really changed is the scorching sun…that’s still hot enough to fry eggs on the hot tar! I certainly don’t envy anyone that has to …

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More Christmas Traditions

It has become or is the norm during this period of the year for companies to run various promos. These are meant to benefit loyal customers and brand consumers. The range of promos vary and cut across the FMCG, pharmaceuticals, breweries, telecoms and more imaginative SMEs too. With these promotions brands demonstrate that they appreciate loyalty and seek to give …

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Firework Displays

The good will, acts of kindness and general mellowness is a recurrent theme in relationships and dealings during this festive season. Well apart from those with feuds like the Montagues and Capulets and terrorist organisations (local, regional and international) I believe that the more sane elements of society try and keep things on an even keel. Fireworks have become an …

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Christmas Cuisine

Christmas is exactly two weeks away and 2013 is in twenty days time. Like I said a time for celebrations, contemplation, caution and everything in between. As is common place with this time of the year, visits, parties and celebrations of various form bubble and froth around us. It’s an extremely difficult time for those that are on strict diets …

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Party Paroles: Party Food

There are just some things one cannot forget no matter how far away, the smell of firewood cooked jollof rice is one, but more importantly THE TASTE! Everyone that has every eaten the jollof rice cooked by this method knows that there’s no taste in the universe that can contend with or compare to it. The word delicacy was specially …

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