Friday, April 15, 2005

Only in Nigeria

We haven't had running water for a week (even though the raining season's begun). But such issues are minor inconveniences that can easily be borne when you hear stories such as the following:

On NTA news last night there was a story from the Madugiri studio: 20 armed robbers had turned up at the local Emir's palace and declared the error of their ways and confessed their sins to Allah. The 'born again armed robbers' (as the newsreader described them) were duly rewarded with the princely package of 20,000N and a few metres of fabric each in a special ceremony put on by the Emir.

One wonders whether a dangerous precedent has been set for a new type of 419: the fake ex-armed robber...


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