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things worth pondering

Stories have also appeared in the local papers highlighting passengers’ fears that the helmets could be used by motorcyclists to cast spells on their clients, making it easy for them to be robbed.

“Some people can put juju inside the helmets and when they are worn the victim can either lose consciousness or be struck dumb,” passenger Kolawole Aremu told the Daily Trust newspaper.

Nigerian offials have cracked down on improvised helmets used by motorcycle taxis, most namely the calabash variety. Read the the story via BBC Africa.

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1 Response to “things worth pondering”


  1. 1 ExpatNiger
    January 8, 2009 at 10:41 am

    with sweeping reforms in Nigeria–and the throughout West African countries–we should begin to see a stabilization of political autonomy.


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