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A nation of vendors

A nation of vendors
I can't remember when it started. It's difficult to say when. Was it after Black Friday, on November 14, 1997, when the Zimbabwe dollar crashed and lost 71% of its value against the US dollar? Was it because of the economic structural programme before that? Was it with one election…


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Abu Salami: Making Magic Out of  Mayhem

Amid large, four-feet tall earthenware Abu Salami and I sit on solid wooden benches, with a coterie of his close associates, shooting the seraphic Lekki breeze with small talk that spans politics, society and photography. It is, as such gatherings are, a combustible small affair in which tempers rise and…


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Revolving Doors at the Love Hotel

Obiajulu sat in the hotel lobby, a cigarette pencilled between his fingers, and dialled Aduke’s number twice, and just before it rang he cut the line.‘Sir, more tea?’ the waiter asked, lowering his small frame in a gesture of deference.‘Yes, please.’ Obiajulu said, wondering at the spring…


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