This is an excerpt of the conversation of when the inadvertent bag swap was discovered and the bags returned to their rightful owners.
Sunguh: Oh my money…where is my bag? What will I do? I am going for elections and I had all my money inside it.That raises an interesting question.Why would an MP be carrying 1,000,000 to an election?I think that some of that money may be used to buy votes.It's sad that wanainchi only get to see their elected officials and their ill gotten gains come polling time.Amyway I am sure there are bloggers who can comment on the above issue far more eloquently then I can hope to.
Seeing as today is Africa day (I am ashamed that I didn't know that seeing how few public holidays I am privy to once I came here!), I read this story about how much Africa is losing when its' productive youth leave the mother land to do odd jobs abroad as they have no hope in their respective countries of origin.The writer then tells of an incident that occured on his flight to Nigeria
At the very last seat in this Jumbo plane was a young Nigerian man, definitely not more than 25 years old, sandwiched between two bully-built White British immigration officers and handcuffed to both of them. I made enquiries from the air hostesses since my initial attempt to talk to the man’s captives was rebuffed.
The BA air hostess casually informed me that it was nothing unusual, that these things happen fairly regularly, that the man was being ‘removed’ and assured me that his noise would reduce as soon as the flight settles in the air.
Even sadder still was the general indifference of most of the other largely Nigerian passengers. Many of them have become inured to this kind of routine humiliation of fellow citizens. One even advised the wailing young man to ‘shut up and try again when you get home’.
It is a sad state of affairs, but you have to admit his fellow passenger's comment was funny,‘shut up and try again when you get home’.Although the thing is that some and many do try and get back.An American friend was telling me how he has friends in Immigration and how they had deported this Nigerian dude from the States 4 times and each time he had a different alias and a different passport.The dude himself said that he has so many aliases that he no longer knows which is his real name!
Then to round things off here is an article about how you can fake it till you make it!
Pic Of The Day:Tony Njuguna as El Presidente!