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Toketemu December 10th

80 Days Was Not Enough

Food Prefect’s Log December 10, 2019 Day 80 of 80 As I write this we are seated in Black and heading to our final destination – Lagos. “How y’all feeling?” is a question the whole team has been getting since we reentered Nigeria on the 4th. For some reason, we haven’t been able to adequately answer it. […]
Fuad December 9th

Today, I remember our friendships

You’ll always see a new place through the lenses of your guide there. The West Africa we saw was mostly hopeful, resilient, and frankly, a pure vibe. I remember James in Cotonou. I remember Carl for his kindness, and Osahon for his unending enthusiasm in Lome. I remember Jeff, and I remember Kakari. I remember […]
Fuad December 7th

We Travelled Along The Abuja-Kaduna Highway

When a person calls an experience along a highway memorable, it tends to be for the ugly reasons. I have quite a few of those. There was that Sagamu-Ore stretch in 2010 where the armed robbers left with our bags while we lay facedown on the cold ground at 3 in the morning. There was […]
Toketemu December 6th

The Sultan of Sokoto Is A Hoot

Through Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, the influence of the Sokoto caliphate is still prominent. History students might be familiar with the story of the Sokoto Caliphate and how it came to be about 200 years ago. If you don’t know the story, you must have at least heard the name Usman Danfodio. From Benin […]

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