AS WE MARK ANOTHER “WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY”

I have never smoked, hence do not know the benefits those who do derive from it. Interestingly, many who smoke know the adverse effects of smoking, which are a myriad and widely publicized, but find it very difficult to stop because of the addictive nature of nicotine in tobacco, used in making cigarettes. Attempts have […]

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IN ABUJA

Jorge turned out to be a very unassuming man, someone you might refer to as a believer in the doctrine of Buffettism (from Warren Buffett). Since he had a few hours to burn he couldn’t help but jump on Jorge’s invitation to go see what his typical day felt like. After a few transactions at […]

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TO ABUJA (II)

Though there was an overhead monitor/screen in the bus, with him sitting in vantage position in second row by the window, it wasn’t put on. He figured it was better off, as he could bear a TV that was showing nothing, than one that will be streaming a NOLLYWOOD movie, from which he could possibly […]

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TO ABUJA

He hadn’t been to the North of Nigeria for more than five years, though before that he’d frequented it for one reason or the other, ranging from academic, personal and familial, service to the nation and business. Infact he avoided travelling there since the Boko Haram insurgency took a more dangerous turn, after (now) outgoing […]

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NIGERIA’S FUEL SCARCITY ALBATROSS

I had made to avoid writing posts about events in Nigeria, if and when I can help it, electing rather to roam around in fiction and heavily embellished true stories to take the mind off the oft depressing spectacles that daily befuddle the mind about how what has the potential to be one of the […]

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JIGAWA CORPER (V)

She seemed to be the worst affected by the cold harmattan haze of February, 2006, her face white and dry while she occasionally shivered. She had come with the her khaki shirt to add to the usual white T-shirt and shorts that is required for the morning trek, as well as the drills at other […]

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“madukovich’s cogitations” is 2

I knew if I lived and not in prison (without access to my phone or writing materials) like the Saudi blogger, RAIF BADAWI in prison and receiving strokes of the cane every Friday after Juma’at service in public for allegedly “insulting Islam”, or comatose or quadriplegic (without aid similar to those used by Professor Stephen […]

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