According to the World Health Organisation, Nigeria ranks second in the world in terms of road traffic accidents with about 1.3m killed every year. How many more Nigerians need to die before this emergency situation is given immediate priority?
Banks have a sacred duty to instil and sustain trust; Nigeria cannot afford to go through another major upheaval in the sector if it stands a chance of increasing the dismal percentage of the banking public.
At the recent average exchange rate of NGN150 to USD1, NGN18,000 is USD120, or just above US$4 a day. This is borderline poverty, especially in a country where people have a lot of unnecessary expenditures each day.
That this tenure elongation bill is the first that the President is sending to the National Assembly shows where his priorities lie. The irony is that a serious administration does not need more than four years.
They are rational beings who take decisions based on available data and everything empirical but the realities of our modern day cities were getting stuck in traffic is a fact of life have made them realistic and a bit desperate to reduce their life span.
Lagos and its residents need a makeover if the city is to keep thriving, because the reality is that being located on the coast and at such a low elevation means it is under attack from rising sea levels.
The crowd stopped and watched in silence. Not out of respect, I imagine, but perhaps out of amazement, that a fellow Nigerian like us was the reason why we mere mortals where now subject to various forms of disarray.
Perhaps the biggest irony of it all is that the victims of this violence, the girlfriends and wives, encourage and sustain it by enduring it silently and maintaining what I will refer to as a self destructive conspiracy of silence about it
Within moments my home was a facsimile of Nigeria's major hydrology, with water from the kitchen door (River Niger) meeting water from the front door (River Benue) and both streams conspiring to ravage my home.