Ted Cruise or Fled Cruz — the punning was severe. It’s about a US senator that, with family, flew into warmer climes in Cancun, Mexico, as his Texas constituents literarily froze to death.
This gripping, wintry, American tale also had a comic Nigerian side. As the Texas utility restored power, for the first time, after four days of bitter, deathly cold, Nigerians out there, many of them — if not most — caught up in the power snafu, danced and leapt for joy, screaming and singing: “Up NEPA!” “Up NEPA!”
Up NEPA! In Uncle Sam’s territory, the very God’s own country? A compatriot, thrilled or riled, just commented on a thread: Nigerians! You can’t take from them their Nigerian-ness! But not that alone.
Videos, that went viral, showed a queue of Texans, fetching water from a public point, plodding in the forming bog, even as life went on in the traffic, not so far away.
That again, in far away USA, is another…