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LAGOS DIARIES XXXIV

This episode of Lagos Diaries is not my story. It is a narration of a friend’s, culled from her Facebook update. Read and be delighted. * Living in Lagos forces you to develop several survival skills… Or should I say talents? Jumping Danfos is one of mine. Sometimes, I get ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XXXIII

Previously on LAGOS DIARIES… * The driver steered the bus further and further away from any semblance of help for us, until he finally pulled up before a sad, partially-completed building in a derelict neighbourhood. The criminals – four of them – hustled us out of the bus and into the ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Things You Should Know About Lagos

There are some things that are overrated about Lagos. Then other things that are underrated as well. For example, many think it is difficult to jump out of a moving bus. The truth is it is not, at all. All you have to do is jump. Now what is difficult ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XXXII

“You’ve been in Lagos all these years, how could you let such a thing happen to you?” That was what my uncle barked insensitively at me following this episode of my Lagos experience. “This is Lagos. You should be more careful,” he finished. Yes. This is Lagos. But one can’t ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: People Can Lie

Lagos teaches you three things: 1. It is possible to spend one-third of your life in traffic. 2. Life is hard. 3. People can lie. Now, I would like to focus on the third one, mainly because of a few experiences I have had recently. So the first time, it ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XXXI

Netflix recently debut a Marvel series titled Jessica Jones. From the smattering of intriguing characters in the show, the most intriguing of them all is the villain, Kilgrave. Kilgrave is the man whose wish is your command. Seriously, whatever he wishes for, it will be your utmost desire to make ...

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Shutdown of Churches in Lagos Over Noisy Worship

Authorities in Lagos have shut down churches across the city after a glut of complaints over noisy worship. The chaotic megacity’s environmental protection department said it had sealed off 22 premises on Wednesday after receiving dozens of calls a day, according to newspaper reports. Neighbours of one church – Jesus ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Ten Interesting Facts About Lagos

Here are ten things you should know about modern-day Lagos. In the past three days, the traffic jams in Lagos have been legendary. Many proper Lagosians will look at that first sentence like an anthropologist would regard a strange insect, like, ‘What does this person mean by – in the ...

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Chimamanda Adichie: ALL NIGERIANS MUST MATTER EQUALLY

I know the elections are way past, and the brouhaha surrounding Oba Akiola’s thoughtless remarks have died down. But I have been reading Chimamanda Adichie’s written response to the Oba, and I simply just had to share it. Most of y’all must have already read it. I’m not even sharing ...

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Mercy Johnson – “Why I Boarded The Train With ‘Ordinary People’ On March 2”

The following is an article written by actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie. * My picture and that of my daughter, Purity in a Lagos train has surfaced online and quite a number of people have asked me what I was doing in a train and in Lagos for that matter; not ...

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