Humanity may be messy, but it is intrinsically noble, and its existence is justified by certain inalienable rights. Any attempt to demean these rights in any one single individual or group, by an act of political or religious dogmatism, is an affront on the whole community, and should be so perceived and resisted.

It is funny that a government that does not adequately attend to the ordinary needs of its citizens…is pretending to organize people whose presence in America, Europe and elsewhere is by and large a result of the failure of the Nigeria state.

I believe the boy must have been happy to be in London. He was maybe too young to hate Nigeria, but young enough to know the deliciousness and freedom of a new experience…

In Nigeria, you don't have to call ahead to tell a friend or neighbor you're coming over. You just knock on the door and they let you in.