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Economy: All hands on deck

I HONESTLY believe things will get better in Nigeria soon. I don’t think it will get worse than this,” stated Grace as the commuter bus ascended the Third Mainland bridge on its way to Obalende.

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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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Economy

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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Some children with stunted growth

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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