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Are laws made for man or vice versa?

‘WHY are our leaders so hell-bent on punishing the poor masses who voted them into power? Why are they so heartless? It seems there are demons that make them change into something else once they get to the seat of power,” said Chuks, a passenger in the Apapa-bound commuter bus.

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WAITING: Queue for kerosene at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mega Filling Station in Yelwa, Bauchi State, yesterday. NAN PHOTO.

Hmmm, something has got to give

‘’Hmm! We can’t continue like this in this country oo. Something has got to give,” said Carol, a commuter in the CMS-bound bus as a lady complained about how much she spent on just bread for breakfast. “My problem with us as a people is that we are too docile. We can complain from now till eternity, yet refuse to do anything to change the situation. We will rather keep adjusting and readjusting like the toad placed in a pot on fire with water. As the temperature of the water rose, the toad kept adjusting its own temperature to suit the surrounding temperature until it died,” said Comfort.

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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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