I come from the country / Of the Happiest People on earth, / Where death sells at ten for one kobo / And the Living envy the peace
“We have a lot of insecurity in Nigeria. By road we are not safe. By train we are not safe”. (From a survivor of the Abuja-Kaduna Train bomb; Mon., March 28, 2022)
For Ayọ̀ Bámgbóṣé at 90
Our dealings are dominated by a disregard for scientific reasoning, and a preference for ostentatious, and often venal religiosity.
So straight, so Ubuntu, steered a troubled nation