Tag Archives: Nigeria

BVN Woes

I’m a peaceful law abiding citizen and prefer to stay that way. So when personal documents etc have to be renewed I like to do so well before expiration dates, the same goes for bill payments and the like. Once adequate notice has been given I like to get them over and done with, last minute.com does not sit well …

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New Neighbours

At one time or the other you might have been the new kid in class, the strange face amongst those clearly acquainted. The gateman might have also asked you the person you’re visiting when you happen to have been in residence for the past two weeks. Or maybe you ran into a few people in the premises and because of …

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Kekes, Astro Turf and Public Transportation

On Wednesday night I had the worst ride ever in a keke! This took some doing since there have been instances squashed between bigger fellow passengers, as well as the ripe odour from others come to mind. The journey was silent and punctuated with intermittent jerks and an engine that threatened to stall every other minute. The jerking was awful …

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2016

Happy New Year! May 2016 be all you desire and so much more too. Like I do every 31st of December I spent the dying moments of 2015 giving thanks, taking stock, praying and listening to wisdom that will tide me over in the New Year. Yes, I was in church (don’t judge me but go ahead if you want …

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Immunity

Going about my life in Gidi town I’ve observed that members of the armed forces, especially the police and soldiers apparently are immune to death! I’ve always wondered at their brazen attitudes when crossing roads (almost casual on expressways and crowded streets) and driving…usually without seatbelts. Today’s column has been long in the making and was further buttressed when I …

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Change Wahala 2

If you’ve ever used (a rare breed indeed are those that have not) the public transportation system in good old Centre of Excellence, then you’ve probably had challenges with change. This comes in several categories i.e. its collection, retrieval or discovery to give as fare. Some people try and save themselves the hassle and source for small denominations before making …

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Celestina’s kin, rain and a pickpocket

Once again I’m guilty of neglect. Of neglecting you and as a result this watering hole where we share experiences and other things in the course of living. Like you probably know this happens when work interrupts and I’m unable to make the time to sit, compose and share. I’ve yearned to do this but discovered that I’ve not been …

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City Conversations: The Introduction

As a people we love to talk, there’s no taking that away from the average Nigerian! It’s common enough in the populace and more rampant in some people groups. I will not name names so that it cannot be used against me sometime in the future. So we love the sound of our own voices and this is often seen …

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City Conversations: The Dog Acquisition

Every Lagosian is familiar with the notorious go-slow that plagues the metropolis. It’s something the city’s teeming populace has come to anticipate and dread. When traffic is absent (when expected) especially during peak periods, we’re suspicious of the reason and cautiously venture on. Also absent is the attendant paraphernalia that goes with it, most glaring are the hawkers that try …

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Number Our Days

Monday was my birthday and of course I did what everyone usually does on that day i.e. took calls, read facebook messages, watched as people changed their BlackBerry dps, received text messages (these were not too many though), whatsapp chats and the like . These activities took up some time but were also quite emotional in some instances, in all …

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