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We’re all xenophobes

I spent the whole of last week trying to see how best to capture the near-nationwide stupidity going on in South Africa. But it all ended in futility – until I stumbled on this social media quote that was wrongly attributed to Dr. Robert…

Season of anomie?

Nothing better captures the above headline than the attached photograph, which I stumbled upon on one of the numerous social media platforms. It is that of a thoroughly battered policeman, gasping for life, and leaning on an officer of a…

From Taraba: Espirit de crime

By Steve Nwosu In these times when police and armed robbers show espirit de corps to one another, pick pockets and politicians extend the same courtesies to one another, and even lecturers and student cultists peacefully co-exist, just as…

From Cattle Colony to Cattle Ruga

BY Steve Nwosu Now, don’t go looking for the meaning of Ruga in your Michael West dictionary. It is not there. Just ask any Fulani or Hausa-speaking person near you. But one thing is for sure, a Ruga is not the same as a ranch. It is way…

NEPA: The revolution has started

When was the last time you really felt like beating up a NEPA staff? Or when was the last time you swore under your breath for these people in charge of our public power supply? Now, don’t tell me they’re no longer called NEPA o! We’ll…

And Ngige goofed again!

Since last Wednesday, I had resolved that I would dedicate this week’s article to begging President Muhammadu Buhari to relocate to Lagos and work from here. And that if he would not, he should work out an arrangement to enable him visit…