Thank You APC For The Recession

Posted: August 31, 2016 in Lagos Stories
Lagos open air markets are already feeling the impact of the recession.

Lagos open air markets are already feeling the impact of the recession.

Now, we cannot hide it anymore. Nigeria is officially in recession! Our economy contracted again as our GDP dropped by 2.06%. In the first quarter of 2016, Nigerian Bureau of Statistics said the economy shrank by 0.36% to hit its lowest point in 25 years. In fact, this is our worst recession in 29 years. Our unemployment rate now stands at 13.3% while inflation rate stands at 17.7%. Read the rest of this entry »

by Seyi Akinremi (Guest Writer)

Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau Complex, Magodo, Lagos

Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau Complex, Magodo, Lagos

Last Tuesday, I had the opportunity to visit the Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau in Magodo, Lagos. I joined a television crew to interview the Managing Director of the bureau, Biodun Onayele for a weekly programme ‘Inside Lagos’. Upon our arrival, we headed straight to Mr. Onayele’s office where we set up our camera and light. In no time, we started the interview.

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Imagine being a child during the war. Imagine having no food or water to drink. Imagine being this kid. Source: Wikipedia

The horrible scenes from the Biafran war of 1967 to 1970 are what those that witnessed it will never pray to see again. In just 30 months, more than one million people were killed because the south east region of Nigeria opted to secede. It’s a horrifying history but sadly, it is true. Tens of thousands were killed in the battle, and hundreds of thousands died of hunger. Read the rest of this entry »

The naira faces the worst value crisis in recent history. It might continue to slide until it finally finds a balance.

The naira faces the worst value crisis in recent history. It might continue to slide until it finally finds a balance.

  • CBN adopts flexible forex policy
  • Market forces now to determine exchange rate

Nigeria is poor. It is broke. It has been raped, pillaged, looted and left bleeding. All these years, the nation’s economy has been sustained on the junk food of corruption and Nigeria had kwashiorkor but because it looked chubby, Nigerians thought the nation was healthy.
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Militants blew up the Chevron Valve Platform located on the high sea near Escravos in Warri, Delta State. Source Guardian

Militants blew up the Chevron Valve Platform located on the high sea near Escravos in Warri, Delta State.                                                                                                                                                            Source Guardian

 

It is now clear that Niger Delta militants are keen on grounding the Nigerian economy. Oil installations have been blown up lately and the federal government is counting the cost. Read the rest of this entry »

Kill and Go Soldiers

Posted: April 18, 2016 in Straight Talk
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Nigeria army clashed with Shi’ite muslims on December the 12th, 2015.                     Credit: Reuters

Kaduna state will not forget December the 12th, 2015 in a hurry. It was a day of horror in Zaria. A religious procession turned to a bloody clash with the Nigerian army. Many Shi’ite Muslims were brutally killed and their leader was arrested. Few days later, members of the group protested against the attack and another three people were shot dead. Read the rest of this entry »

Pensioners waiting to be screened.

Pensioners waiting to be screened.

I’m scared of becoming a senior citizen in Nigeria. The story of our pensioners is horrifying. Nigeria does not respect and value them. They are treated as outcasts in the very society they laboured hard to build. These old men and women, gave the best of their productive years to the service of our fatherland. Sadly, our government is maltreating them. Their pensions are not paid as and when due; they have to struggle for it.

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In 1960, the dream of our founding fathers of an independent Nigeria was achieved.
We were happy our oppressors were gone.

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Traffic congestion spreads across Lagos metropolis as long queues at filling stations obstruct vehicular flow

Traffic congestion spreads across Lagos metropolis as long queues at filling stations obstruct vehicular flow

Our society is in a complete mess! Everything is at ground zero. Lagos has been shut down by traffic since Monday. Traffic managers are overwhelmed by long queues at petrol stations. These queues spread to half of our narrow roads, thereby causing serious congestion. Read the rest of this entry »

Robbers Attacked My Colleague

Posted: March 11, 2016 in Lagos Stories

Toyin Ibrahim battered by armed robbers

Toyin Ibrahim battered by armed robbers

It was 11 ‘o’ clock on Tuesday night. My colleague, Toyin Ibrahim just finished her shift. She had had a long day but couldn’t go home. 11Pm is too unholy to walk around in Lagos city if you don’t have a car. Toyin feared she might be robbed, so she decided to pass the night in the office. Read the rest of this entry »

Amazing Lagos

Posted: March 8, 2016 in Photo Bomb

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