Archive - March 2015

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The Second Best Thing You Can Do With Your Lips.
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Finally, it’s happening: Nigeria is deciding.

The Second Best Thing You Can Do With Your Lips.

          ‘I’d like to order for a cake.’ ‘What size?’ ‘What sizes do you have?’ She stoops low and brings out all the different sizes of baking pans from somewhere below where she sits. I hover over a  13 – inch rounded one. Undecided. ‘Character cakes. Do you have those? Maybe I can make a choice from there.’ ‘Which character do you want?’ ‘Bubble guppies.’ Blank stare. Silence. Then…’What is bubble…?’ ‘It’s a cartoon of sea creatures: mermaids, mermen, fish, crabs, etc.’ More silence and poker – faced. Then…’We don’t have that.’ ‘Which do you have?’ ‘Mickey mouse, Dora the explorer…’ I shake my head. ‘No, I don’t want any of those. She has outgrown them. What would you suggest for an eight year old girl?’ Silence. Shrug. I raise my brows in anticipation of an answer that never came. Then her colleague right next to her speaks up. Making suggestions. Showing me sample cakes and photos. From there, it was easy to decide on the size, colour and look of the cake. It was T’s birthday on Thursday last week, and bright and early on Wednesday morning saw me talking to a quite uninspiring, reluctantly[…]

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Finally, it’s happening: Nigeria is deciding.

        I am sooooooooo behind in blogging this month. My apologies. I have been under the weather and had to deliberately force myself to get enough rest to prevent a relapse. But I’m back now and stronger. It’s a good day to post as the country goes to the polls to decide on its choice of president for the next four years. Below is something I received a month ago and decided to share today: This election is not about North versus South nor is it Christian versus Muslim. It is about Nigeria and good governance. Don’t allow politicians divide us. When they share money, they don’t talk about religion. When they want donations from Aliko Dangote, they don’t remember he is a Muslim. When they enter an aircraft, they don’t ask the religious faith of the pilot. When their bosses are atheists, they don’t resign from their jobs. When an alhaji gives them contracts, they don’t reject it. They and their wives go to Dubai to spend money. Dubai is in United Arab Emirates but they have no problem buying houses there. Vote your conscience. If you want to vote for Jonathan, vote for him based[…]

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