6.3.07

Nigeria makes BBC news

I remember remarking that whenever Nigeria makes BBC news, it can never be good news.

So imagine my surprise when I saw a story about Nigeria in the 'most read' stories of the day.

It's about our friends from the Calabar area, and their fondness for 'dog meat' or '404' as they like to call it.

Read the story here. And to imagine that this story is sitting side by side with all the wonderful pictures of the street parties to celebrate Ghana's 50th independence celebrations.

And oh, if you're a dog lover, PLEASE don't click that link. I beg you.

12 comments:

  1. wow!!ok I am not an avid dog lover..but damn thats some really tough s**t!and I love the names given hehehe 404, gear box etc hehe..wow I know that the great dog loving British public wouldnt be too keen on reading that...hey bro..shall ring you tonight during THE GAME!:::YNWA:::

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  2. One man's food...I am considering changing my citizenship to Upper Volata or something.

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  3. Check out the Title; 'Dog's dinners prove popular in Nigeria'... Why.

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  4. I didn't know there were all these names like "headlights", "Gear Box", "Tyre", "Sentencing".

    I wonder what it tastes like though?

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  5. Boso! Congrats on the Reds result tonight!

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  6. I was tempted to click on that link, but didn't.

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  7. Dog meat is the best................................
    I keed. That is disgusting tho.....really...did they need to post pics?..national geographic is gonna have a field day with this one.

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  8. So this is supposed to be bad news for some of you? You guys are something else. what's so shameful about dog meat? So we like to eat it, big deal. And oddly enough, the article doesn't relegate the practice to calabar and akwa ibom but has it in abuja and in some northern states.

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  9. Oh. I wish I had not clicked on that link. *SIGH* It brought back very fond memories and had me salivating seriously. I read about the 404 joint expolding in Abuja in Jeremy's blog and I'm so glad I'm no longer restricted to having to go down to calabar to get my special fix when next I'm in naija. Can hardly wait!!!

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  10. cor blimey!! headlight??

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  11. Henry : If you look at the name of the person they interviewed, his name is Bassey, I wonder where he comes from...... Even among Nigerians, a lot of people frown on dog eating, so I won't even mention why this story proved so popular on BBC's website (It was a top 5 story for over 48 hours, and for a story that's not even a 'news event', that's huge.

    Calabar Gal: Not let RSPCA catch you o !!

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  12. I have a pet dog, but the only thing I ever held against the dog meat trade was the way the dogs are treated before being butchered. If I had to give up eating anything I couldn't look in the eye knowing that it was dinner, I'd have to give up bacon. And that ain't happening.

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