Diary of a Commuter

  • Diary of a Lagos Commuter: Why Police Enjoy Free Rides

    by - Aug 8, 2016
    In Lagos, some drivers are often too eager to give Uniformed men (Policemen, Army officials, Naval officers etc) a lift, especially through routes where there are always Policemen-cum-traffic-warden and hoodlums-cum-tax-collectors (agebros), who in my opinion siphon...
  • Diary of a Lagos Commuter: Playing the cards right!

    by - Aug 5, 2016
    Today I had the privilege of boarding a tricycle as soon as I got out of my house. I didn’t have to get to the bus stop. The only snag here is that you are at the...
  • Diary of a Lagos Commuter: Survival of the fittest

    by - Aug 2, 2016
    Do you remember the story of the driver who promised me a free ride the next time I boarded his tricycle? I saw him today. But I almost got confused because he suddenly became two in...
  • No smooth ride, No pay!

    by - Jun 27, 2016
    Will Lagos drivers ever change? Barely had we moved from Agric bus stop in Ikorodu, that we had a flat tyre. Our bus driver tried to continue with the journey, while passengers implored him to stop...
  • Two Fighting: Hoodlum vs. Police Officer!

    by - Jun 24, 2016
    It’s appalling what the police have become in Lagos. The citizenry now have little regard for them. I have seen people give officers the ‘you disgust me’ and the ‘who are you’ look before now, especially...
  • Diary of a Lagos Commuter: A Fit Driver Is Needed For Every Journey

    by - Jun 21, 2016
    I boarded a bus earlier and happened to witness the driver unwrap a paper (I sat in the front seat, I had ample view). I was curious but waited patiently to see what was in it....
  • Lagos BRT Alert!

    by - Jun 17, 2016
    Boarding the new BRT buses as a means of transportation en route Ikorodu is fast becoming a hobby for me. The comfort and tranquil I enjoy is unparalleled. Passengers now have that feel of relaxation even...
  • I Promise You A Free Ride

    by - Jun 16, 2016
    Lagos drivers be thinking they are smart o. Lol. The one who drove the tricycle I boarded this evening added a little amount of money on the usual fare from Ogba bus stop to Akilo area....
  • Diary of a Lagos Commuter: These Drivers Want to Drive us Crazy

    by - May 8, 2016
    That moment it seems the traffic jam is going to kill us all and you stretch your neck to find out what exactly is causing the gridlock.  What you see is that a private car has...
  • Diary of a Lagos Commuter: Easy, Pedestrians…

    by - May 5, 2016
    Lagos Pedestrians and their sense of entitlement! Hian! you see them cross the roads like it was only made for them. Even when it is unlawful [it is a punishable offence for any residents of Lagos...