Waking up in a typical Lagos Neighbourhood

While people in different parts of the world may usually get woken up by their alarm clocks in the morning, such is hardly the case for most Lagos residents. The reason is simple- alarm clocks are needless here. Speaking from my personal experience, I get woken up by my neighbours almost on a daily basis. Imagine my neighbours, all of them with their school-aged children and all.  The mothers are up early in the morning (say 4:30 Am) as they busy themselves in the kitchen preparing the morning breakfast while…

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…