Welcome to Lagos Nigeria: Now first things first…

An unverified statistics estimates that an average of twenty new visitors enter the city of Lagos every hour. Ten of those visitors have no intention of leaving! With this in mind therefore, it is safe to assume that about two hundred and twenty new people take up residence [every day] in the city which already has a staggering, official population of twenty four million people. Now you can begin to imagine the implications of this, as far as city management is concerned. The Lagos infrastructural base is already one of…

My Scary Lagos Boat Ride Experience 

Sometime ago I was invited to a birthday party by the beach. It was such a fun-filled experience; one of those super exciting moments you simply wish would never end. Unfortunately, as the day came to an end and it was time to go home, the boat ride ruined the entire experience of the day. It was so scary you would literarily hold your breath reading it! I was was very tired by the time we left the beach. And all I looked forward to was getting home and diving into…

The Lagos Traffic from a Commuter’s Perspective

Sitting beside the smelly bus driver, I observed the traffic through a cracked windscreen. All the vehicles in front of me were of assorted kinds- the old, the new/expensive and the rickety ones. They all made a long stretch along the pothole-ridden road, moving at a snail’s pace. It was almost a beautiful sight, although I was too uncomfortable to dwell much on the aesthetic nature of a gridlock.Yet, I could not help but notice the yellow buses. I just am fascinated by those buses! They are my favourite part…