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Bike packed up and ready to leave Ekom for Abuja  
   

Bike packed up and ready to leave Ekom for Abuja

It took hours of loud arguments to figure out how our bike would be transported: the boys wanted to put it in a station wagon, but finally we convinced a minibus driver to take out a few seats and wedge the bike in. For nearly $300 I'm sure he wasn't too put out.
NIGERIA FOR 37 DAYS: PROS AND CONS OF A BREAKDOWN

February 17th 2008
Nigeria, Nigeria. This has been the hardest blog entry to write. I don't want to sound like an Africa snob, raving on about how friendly a country that most people hate is, but I think the enforced extension of our stay in Nigeria allowed us to see a different side of the country. Most people travelling through West Africa try to spend as little time as possible in Nigeria due to the country&# ... read more
Africa » Nigeria » Abuja

Nigerian Flag Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The president faces the daunting task of rebuilding a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have bee... ... read more
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