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Motive of visits to Yar’Adua

Some parliamentarians have reason to question the motive behind the recent visits of some religious leaders to recuperating President Umaru Yar’Adua. At an impromptu gathering last week at the Lawanson Bus-stop in Lagos, most of them dismissed the separate visits of Muslim clerics and Christian leaders, supposedly on the invitation of some aides of the ailing President, as nothing but a carefully contrived political move to hoodwink the populace that the President is presently on the speed lane of recovery.

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Is God punishing Nigeria?

The parliamentarians were discussing the goings-on in Nigeria, from our special breed of politicians, to our special brand of democracy, to incessant and unwarranted blood-letting, when TJ, who apparently sick and tired of the whole thing asserted that God must be punishing us as a nation for all the evil going on in the country. This elicited reactions from other commuters. First to react was Peter who pointed out that God was not punishing us but that we are punishing ourselves.

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Acid rain fears

Kai, Nigerians love life. Nigeria no good, Nigeria no good, yet none of us is willing to die and depart from this sinful world”. This was how Mr. Kennedy set the ball rolling in the Friday morning Lagos traffic in reference to the heavy downpour the previous day in some parts of the metropolis.

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Acid rain palavar

Kai, Nigerians love life. Nigeria no good, Nigeria no good, yet none of us is willing to die and depart from this sinful world”. This was how Mr Kennedy set the ball rolling in the Friday morning Lagos traffic in reference to the heavy downpour the previous day in some parts of the metropolis. People were afraid and it showed in their actions. As soon as the rains started, there was pandemonium as people ran for safety to escape from the ‘evil’ rain.

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Reflections on Obi’s victory

The Anambra State governorship election, together with its outcome, has continued to be the talking point among parliamentarians in Lagos and elsewhere in the country. This was precisely the case at the Cele Bus-stop along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway recently. It began with a parliamentarian, Chuks Morka, expressing happiness at Governor Peter Obi’s victory and re-election at the polls.

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The missing purse

Millions are out there with all their wealth but no child. They are willing to go to any length to have a child of their own. But here you are, with this beautiful little baby and simply because of one miserable purse that may not even contain more than N200.00, you are treating the baby like trash. You apparently value your purse more than the baby.”

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Why fuel scarcity persists

By Mike Ebonugwo THE recurring decimal of fuel scarcity in Nigeria was the issue that occupied the attention of parliamentarians at a bus-stop gathering in Ikotun, Lagos on Tuesday. This was the fallout of a complaint by a commuter about the high fares being charged by commercial bus operators in recent times. “I don’t know
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