No such thing as an honest Nigerian

Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 23.56.45There is no such thing as an honest Nigerian is a common Nigerian saying, Dalrymple explains.

I did not find this to be so,

he says (in the course of a discussion of Boko Haram),

at least in the dealings of Nigerians with me. But where there is gross corruption, there are people foolish enough to think that puritanism of one horrible kind or another is the solution.

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