So I logged onto Nigerian Twitter yesterday afternoon and found people abusing economists and financial analysts for speaking in jargons about the CBN’s actions. So for those who’re still confused about what’s going on with Nigeria’s economy and are trying to understand the implications, here’s a simplified version. No bricklayers were insulted in the writing … Continue reading The Bricklayer’s Explanation To Oil Price Fall, Naira Devaluation & Everything Else By Chuba Ezekwesili
I was at a wedding recently. I was moved to romantic heights. It was a very refreshing event - after I woke up. Before the romantics on board begin calling me "emotionally crippled," something happened while I slept...yes, thank you for asking, I received a revelation. I accrued unto knowledge, an epiphany I know I … Continue reading For The Unmarried
I had been driving around aimlessly. Officially the sallah holidays were slated for Monday and Tuesday, but Abuja was already empty. This was Sunday afternoon... Area 11 Garki bore striking similitude to Chernobyl. I was bored. Lost. Pissed. Not my ideal Sunday afternoon. I was bereft of excitement and desperately needed to get into some … Continue reading Happy Eid el Kabir?
We have kids together. Not married (yet). Guess the unmarried bit, plus recent financial blessings started to put some strain on us. I was finally getting some worldwide recognition for my work. Global prominence, and a huge fan base. She was getting insecure and desperate. We fought a lot recently. Situation was ugly, tense and … Continue reading The Snake In My Bed
"I am ready...are you?" I will never forget the first time I heard those words. Every time thereafter, the words still leave me feeling like I have been rubbed the wrong way. A bit like a standoff between a cat and a dog. About two decades ago, I was in an altercation with a very … Continue reading The Ladies of Rage
She died quite tragically over a decade ago. Quite literally in my arms. The details; I choose to have selective amnesia about. Suffice it to say that her passing was tragic. In deed and indeed. What I can tell you about her though, is that she was slim. Lithe. Yet well-endowed. The compound adjective a … Continue reading Zainab Ahmed
These are a few points gleaned off a few Compadre's. A couple of them I'm thoroughly ashamed to be affiliated with; a few mere acquaintances rendered garrulous after a few bottles of neutral spirits, and I suspect a bit of substance abuse and misuse. I honestly suspect I caught a whiff of 'the herbs' off … Continue reading Wife Material