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Yesterday’s News?

This story needs to become news! I read it and feel helpless. So I am Re-blogging to spread the word. Also read the previous post “the Heir” for more of the background story. If we all re-blog maybe it will become news!

Untold Stories


It’s time for the newsflash at noon on Cool FM, Nigeria (89.9 FM). We’re heading for the town of Bodo to meet more oil-victims. The taxi driver passes time listening to the radio and is overtaking other vehicles in places where overtaking never should have taken place.

The news anchor starts off by telling her listeners about six Nigerians being accused of selling human body parts on the black marked. According to police sources they sold organs both for medical transplants and for ritual purposes (whatever that might mean).

The driver passes a minivan and two motorbikes, before he throws the old Toyota Camry back into the right lane a split second before we’re hit by a truck carrying crude oil. The speedometer tells us he’s doing 130 km/h (90 mph).

The next story is about a Nigerian man who recently killed a 15 feet snake with his own two…

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4 responses

  1. Neil, in case I forget to say it in time. Merry Christmas.

    December 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  2. Thanks for sharing this story. The story repeats itself. Oil at the expense of people and the environment. We must reduce our thirst for it.

    December 12, 2013 at 10:30 am

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