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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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LAGOS DIARIES XXIX

FOREWORD: This entry of Lagos Diaries is dedicated to an MMS reader, Lola O, who recently chastised me in the comments section of one other post for not updating regular entries of the series. Seeing as this series are narrations of actual experiences of mine, I asked God to consider ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XXVIII

All passengers must come together to stand against the evil forces of drivers and conductors. – Aristotle 24 AD Now that I have apprised you with that illuminating aphorism from a wise man, let me begin my narration. That afternoon last year December was the very hot kind. And I ...

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MIDNIGHT SUN

‘My name is Sol. No, it isn’t short for Solomon, because first of all, I’m a girl. I don’t think there are many girls called Solomon. ‘My father was a very whimsical man, and my mother too, often had flights of whimsy. He decided to call me Sol, because it ...

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THE JOURNAL: In The Wake Of Ebola

Dear Diary The news about the touchdown of the Ebola virus on Nigerian soil broke out last week. I was at work. Before last week, while this virulent disease ravaged other West African countries, I read up on it. I saw different reports about how it was transmitted via touch. ...

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Update On The Case Of The Ebola Virus In Lagos

Briefing newsmen yesterday, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Public Health, Dr Yewande Adeshina said the Liberian man being tested for the Ebola Virus is currently at a private hospital in Obalende, Lagos. She said the man has been isolated and the hospital vicinity cordoned off and that ...

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Ayo Sogunro Writes . . . Of Bombs And The Lagosian

Nothing adequately prepares you for being a private citizen of a bomb-prone country. You don’t wake up in the morning and check off a list to confirm that your security is adequate—not unless you’re an airplane pilot, and maybe not even then. There is no transition period: one year you ...

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And Then Something Happened, Right?

I was recently told this story by a friend, an incident that a friend of hers passed through. The story is a simple enough one, incredible because it had no twist. None. Zip. Zilch. And I kept expecting one so much that by the time I was done, I found ...

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Opinion: Does Nigeria Have An Image Problem?

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, originally published in bbc.com * Some years ago, a British filmmaker discovered an exotic site in Nigeria: An entire community of human beings subsisting on mountains of refuse. And not in some remote state, but in Lagos, the country’s commercial nerve centre – a city of ...

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‘We Don’t Know The Content Of Our Destinies.’ – Immanuel James On His New Book ‘Under Bridge’

A couple of months ago, I blogged about a friend and writer, Immanuel James, who has a new book coming out titled ‘Under Bridge’. (Read HERE). The book tells the story of a family torn apart by divorce, one which leaves a young boy, Victor Ekwueme with the only option ...

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