Now I know what caused yesterday’s traffic – and more, in today’s news roundup with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze

Heavy traffic is seen on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos

The truth is that some of the things that happen in this land of ours are quite avoidable. If the road network in Lagos was slightly better,then incidents such as this should not cause a near lock-down and the attendant loss to our economy.

Yesterday I was sat in traffic for a VERY long time, and it left me quite irritable. Now I know what caused the traffic. May the souls of the dead rest in peace.

The truth is that some of the things that happen in this land of ours are quite avoidable. If the road network in Lagos was slightly better,then incidents such as this should not cause a near lock-down and the attendant loss to our economy.

Another quite avoidable incident was the near-fracas that happened at the exhumation of the body of Ibrahim Momodu in Benin City. The reaction of the school’s authorities brings us to question the record keeping habits of the school, and more importantly, the lack of compassion shown in the attempt to hang him (or his dead body anyway), out to dry.

Quote of the Day

“Elections are two clear years away. Yet the collision of vaulting personal ambitions is over-heating the polity and distracting the onerous task of governance. With so much work yet to be done, we as elected officials, should focus on governance and justify our present mandates.” – Head Gavel, David Mark, yes, he of the statements about communications not being for the poor is suddenly making a lot of sense.
There is a God in Heaven.

Bits and bobs

The AD (remember them?) have threatened to take Fash et al to court over that new bridge. Guys come on pay your tolls. Next time quarrel before the road is built.

Looks like there is a genuine breath of fresh air about. The governors of the states north of the Lugard-Niger-Benue Line have agreed to come up with a plan to improve the region’s economy. Good on them if they follow through. Deconstructing the millions of Devil’s Workshops in their area ought to stop the #BokoHaram conveyor belt.

NUPENG wants to go on strike. Guys, I use my generator to charge my inverter these days. Is there a compromise that can be reached?

Finally, there will be no more lazy louts like me all over the place. GEJ has just made PE compulsory in schools. Expect those five Olympic gold medals soon.

Right of Reply

AbdulRahman Mijinyawa wrote,

@ Buhari’s comments: Yeah, it’s his right after all. But I am still reeling from the shock of it – kind of hoping that it was taken out of
context though there’s nothing to suggest that yet. Shame, really…
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