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· September, 2005

Stories about Nigeria from September, 2005

Nigeria: Variation on a theme of scam

Via lustig at del.icio.us, a hoax warning about an old Nigerian scam wrapped up in a Palestinian headscarf.

Nigeria: Can this be democracy?

Chippla comments on parliamentary democracy, Nigerian style: “This crisis of Nigerian society lies in the fact that its ruling class sees no reason why it shouldn't live like the ruling...

Equatorial Guinea/Nigeria: Disappearances, torture

Amnesty International is concerned about allegations of torture and the unfair trial of about 70 people charged with offences related to an alleged coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea on 8...

Nigeria: Succession struggles

Chippla posts a long commentary wondering who will succeed Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, and notes the recent flight of current Vice-President Atiku Abubasar to a ruling PDP party stronghold to...

Nigeria: Overpriced taxis

Chippla reports on the emergence of another new street item in the Nigerian capital of Abuja: smart new taxis which are bookable by phone–but unaffordable for the average resident of...

Nigeria: Sex or prayer?

trae_z at Trae Days blogs about losing his religion, though not his sense of God, and his scepticism about deifying human beings, though not about miracles.

Nigeria: Class war

A silent war is being waged, writes Chippla, between the Nigerian working classes who sit and listen to fire and brimstone sermons in the country's many houses of worship, and...

Nigerian Suya!

A mala is seen here seated in front of his Suya Stand Suya (pronounced Su-hu-ya) That's the name of a piece of meat roasted on an open heat basin, with...

Nigeria: The bus stops here

Chippla gets ready to say farewell to the time-honored, happy-g0-lucky methods of bus-boarding in Abuja, with the advent of posh new bus-stops in the city.

Nigeria: Call for Taylor to face tribunal

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have called on the Nigerian government to show its commitment to justice by handing over former Liberian President Charles Taylor to the Special Court...

Nigeria: A question of ethnicity

Chippla blogs about a decision by the Nigerian government to remove questions relating to ethnicity and religion from questionnaires in the forthcoming census.

Nigeria: Spam scenario

Irregular Webcomic sets the imaginary scene for all those Nigerian spam e-mails that have plagued inboxes over the last few years.

Nigerian Blogging Scene

As the world is getting along well with blogging,the face of blogging in Nigeria is changing surely but slowly. As at the time of writing this piece there are not...

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