Elsie Dennis Oghenekaro

​My Warri Chronicles (2)

March 23, 2017

The economy of Warri back then rested squarely on the oil exploration companies, and on the companies that served/ serviced them. Shell was the de facto government in Warri. NNPC followed a close second. They owned beautiful housing estates that had swimming pools, well-manicured lawns, clubhouses and an otherworldly ambience. If you had friends and […]

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My Warri Chronicles (1)

March 22, 2017

​I grew up in Warri-Okumagba layout. It was neither a slum, nor a GRA. Everyone had their level, and respected it.  But there were interactions and jealousies across the divide. Let me explain. If you were living in a flat or bungalow that had its own toilets, kitchen etc, you were an object of envy […]

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