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City Conversations: Taxi drivers

As city dwellers we must move about the metropolis. It’s always better for you if your commute is within ‘reasonable distance’. That phrase is quite subjective since we all interpret it personally on varying parameters. For some the distance of Agbara, Okokomaiko, Mowe, Shangisha, Idimu, Isheri, Epe etc to Victoria Island is as reasonable as can be. Others think such …

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The Mall Culture

Yesterday was Children’s Day and so they all got a school free day. The older ‘kids’ still got to face the normal traffic, hold meetings and do the ‘usual’ Monday routine. A few churches in my neighbourhood paid them tribute on Sunday, when they participated in some activities and some even threw a party and the kids got to have …

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People and the ATMs

Human behaviour is interesting, amusing and everything else in between. It’s not a contradiction in terms when people are described in the loftiest terms and yet in the same breath the vilest of scum! Some will say, ‘you just can’t run away from human nature.’ Human nature has different sides and this I believe is what makes us different from …

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City Conversations: Jalopy Alert

We’ve all used public transportation one time or the other. If you haven’t you’re probably one in a billion and extremely lucky to boot! On the other hand if it’s possible to avoid the ordeal this is in Nigeria I’m sure everyone would gladly comply and increase their quality of life in the process. It’s hazardous and downright nerve wrecking …

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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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