Diary of a lagos 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • Diary of a Lagos Commuter: How To Get Nigerians To Clean Their Environment…

    by - May 3, 2016
    It was interesting to witness how taskforce paid an unexpected visit to a restaurant next to Unity Bank at Ita-eko, Abeokuta. These officials were furious about the state of drainage system (gutter) in front of the store....
  • Diary of a Lagos Commuter: Riding on the New BRT

    by - Feb 7, 2016
    I had the opportunity of boarding one of the new BRT buses in Lagos earlier today. The ticket given was generated from a POS. I think that’s quite thoughtful and wise. Ok, I was trying to...
  • Kicking Against Indiscipline In Lagos

    by - Oct 21, 2015
    I got to the bridge at Ojota and met ‘pedestrian traffic’. What could be happening? I asked myself. My curiosity made me wait on the bridge. I started to stare, just then I noticed the green...