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Hunger in the land


“I swear wahala dey. No money, no food, no light, no water,” lamented Julie, a passenger in the CMS-bound commuter vehicle. “A derica cup of rice is now N250 up from N150; small paint bucket of garri is N650, tomato nko? No go area. God please we need your intervention before we perish oo.”

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Yunusa Yellow and Ese Oruru

Season of abductions

When you think you have seen it all in Nigeria, another season of the movie begins,” said Chris, a commuter in the Apapa-bound commuter bus this Thursday morning as the newscaster gave updates on Ese Oruru, the 14-year-old girl who was abducted from her home in Bayelsa State and taken to Kano State.

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File: US President Barack Obama speaks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, July 20, 2015. Obama welcomes Nigeria's freshly elected president after the country's first ever democratic transition. AFP

Buhari: From America with what?

“It’s all about diplomacy. These are the days of walking on eggs. Even President Obama is walking on eggs too. An American journalist recently lashed out at him for describing the incident in which four US marines were shot dead in Chattanooga, US by a suspected terrorist as a ‘workplace violence’ just to sound politically correct, instead of calling it what it is, a terrorist attack on US soil and military centres. So PMB should try to be politically correct at times,” said Ken.

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Buhari boko

Buhari: So far, so …

“No mind them. They think they are still in the opposition. They have the power now, we want to see their campaign promises being fulfilled,” said Rita. “Please cut the man some slack. To be honest, President Buhari has tried considering the rot he met on ground,” said Ade. “Oh really? Tried you say? In real life or in your dreams? All I have seen in the past 30 days are complaints, rash decisions which the media persons are left to deny. It’s been a one man show.

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