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Thieves everywhere!

I found an older friend watching African Magic when I called at his place. I joined him out of sheer respect and civility, although the channel is nowhere near one of my preferred channels. But as always, there is some good and some lesson in everything.

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Airports

‘I don’t like airports. They take people away’. So said a young boy in the book, ‘Two Weeks in another Town’. I am on all fours with this boy who had seen his loved ones depart via the airports. (Although it can be argued that airports also bring people home).

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In Nigeria, crime pays

I was chilled to the bone as I read last Saturday Vanguard’s account of how a few young men kidnapped the aged mother of our Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and how a septuagenarian was killed because the ransom money was not enough.

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Of life and legacy

The view from the 14th floor of Britannia International Hotel at the Canary Wharf was pretty impressive. You saw sleek, modern buildings that dotted the skyline and housed some of the biggest banks in the world. You saw names of financial institutions that you had heard and read about.

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Of course life is not fair

A famous British actor in the popular sitcom Coronation Street, is rueing the flippant words he uttered in a TV interview recently. He had said in the interview, that whatever happens to us is as a result of our actions either in this world or the previous one. In other words, we deserve whatever we get.

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