Woman Guts

“You see that jeep? The driver refused to obey traffic law when the light already turned red. The amazing thing though was that a female LASTMA official shooed him back. Not until my cab moved closer that I realised the occupiers are ‘Chinkos’ (our neighbours from the Asian part of the world) ‪#‎dramaqueen‬ ‪#‎goodforthem‬ ‪#‎womanguts‬…

The log in your eyes

I was still aghast at the skirt length of a lady who walked past me(she was on her way to work) when on getting to the park, another caused a stir and an uproar… She was barely covered. And to think she is so endowed… People(females) spoke atop their voices “she should be stripped since…

Shortcuts; Not always short in the long run.

At the mention of a likely holiday, Nigerians are always too full of excitement. The story started today with lamentations of the ‘No thorough fare’ Monday to suggestions on how the driver can manoeuvre his way to get us to our destination in good time. One of the passenger had this to boast about- he…

Power Show!

Is it not an irony that an okada rider be telling a tricycle driver (keke napep in local parlance) that “your (plural) wahala too much” on Lagos roads? I asked myself the question, who should be chased off our roads if not okada riders?. They have done more harm than good. They can however be…

free ride with strings attached

That moment when you prayed for a shuttle and a free ride came along. When the car owner beckoned at me, I quickly mentioned that we are two. He replied “that’s fine”. We got in and said our thanks. Getting to the Estate gate, I perceived he would have taken me farther if we weren’t…

‎drivers mentality‬

It is high time manufacturers began to think of ways of incorporating shock absorbers in tricycles. It was a painful experience for a pregnant woman when the driver of the tricycle I boarded did not exercise enough patience to drive at a tolerable speed. He kept getting into pot holes so much that the woman,…

never ceases to amuse me

It never ceases to amuse me that It takes almost only the presence of a mentally disabled (and also that of police officers) for commercial drivers and private car owners to use the roads with their senses. They are quick to remember that if he slams the stick (he uses in directing traffic) on their…

Èkó Òní Bàjé…

It seems we are yet to grasp the full import of the going green campaign that has been on for quite sometime now. You move around the streets and highways in Lagos and find people (even those who should know better) trample on grasses that have been painstakingly grown. I bet those who grow the…

STANDOUT RIDE

This was my morning ride! Lol. I am using this opportunity to appreciate private car owners who against all odds and economic hardship are still standing tall. Or what will make men with this kind of car and its like to begin use them for transport business? Any opinion? I must say it is better…

Roadside Trade

Riding on Ikorodu road (that which leads to Ikorodu town) reminds me of my travel experiences outside of Lagos. It has become a typical Lagos/Ibadan express way where you find all sorts of goods you can think of buying. Sellers have even taken it a step further- they now hawk tomatoes, pepper, and onions even…

Price Logic?

Can anyone please tell me the science or rationale behind the act of some transporters, especially okada (bike) riders? The fare they charge when taking one from a major bus stop into a particular street is usually different from the fare collected when taking one from that same street back to the bus stop. I…

“Use Your Church Mind”

That moment when you know you don’t have ‘change’ and you entered the cab(or bus or what you will) like it’s the driver’s business to get you change all the time(change here means the balance you collect after you have paid your transport fare). It was a fully Air-conditioned Sienna bus and I couldn’t think…