Tuesday March 3rd, 2015
Tuesday March 3rd, 2015
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As BH bites the dust…

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:46 am   /   Comments

Army-Jonathan

‘OH! I’m just loving this. The great Nigerian Armed Forces have suddenly woken up from their slumber. The Boko guys never expected what they are getting now,” said KC, a commuter in the Apapa-bound bus.

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New improved rigging method

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:31 am   /   Comments

File: Voter casting her vote

Nigerians I hail una oo! Ha, we are always devising new methods of doing negative things and undermining our beloved nation,” said Joe, a commuter in an Obalende-bound bus, this Thursday afternoon.

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Politics, a dirty game indeed!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:49 am   /   Comments

Buhari and Jonathan

It is indeed true that politics is a dirty game,” said a commuter by name, Ade, in the Apapa-bound bus as a radio commentator said something about General Muhammadu Buhari’s health.

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Deregulate petrol price now, or never

  /   in Broken Links, Bus Stop Parliament 12:57 am   /   Comments

Hawkers of PMS along Kashia road, Kaduna

The Federal Government directive last week Monday to slash fuel prices is a sobre and welcome development which Nigerians should all applaud. The projected direct effect of this development is immediate reduction in the cost of public transport fares, transportation of goods and reduced production costs of goods and services. This ultimately should lead to reduction in prices of basic commodities, and increased buying power for the citizenry.

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Begging, a lucrative business?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:06 am   /   Comments

Beggars on the beat...say they beg to survive economic hardship

“Please my mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, help me with some money to buy food,”—Begger

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Boko Haram: Rage of Okada riders

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:22 am   /   Comments

*Some commercial motorcyclists during operation

At the Otto Waff Bus-stop along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway last Wednesday evening, a commercial bus popularly called Danfo, was parked with the driver on the driver’s seat while the conductor was hanging by the door, calling passengers.

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Boko Haram: Rage of Okada riders

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:30 am   /   Comments

File photo: Okada riders

By Ebele Orakpo At the Otto Waff Bus-stop along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway last Wednesday evening, a commercial bus popularly called Danfo, was parked with the driver on the driver’s seat while the conductor was hanging by the door, calling passengers. Suddenly, two young men on two motorcycles, popularly called Okada, came on top speed, passed

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Man, 49, charged for N60m theft

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Mr. Bernard Junufe, 49, a staff of a Lagos-based company, BHS International Limited, was, yesterday, charged before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly using forged receipts to steal his employer’s N60 million.

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INSURGENCY: GEJ should do something now or step aside (2)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:48 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan

“Dividing Nigeria will still not solve the problem. You see, a Moslem friend of mine told me that there are two houses on earth – the house of peace which is Islam and the house of war (other religions) and it is the duty of the house of peace to fight the others until they all become members of the house of peace.

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INSURGENCY: GEJ should do something now or step aside (2)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 10:23 am   /   Comments

People demonstrate to press for the release of missing Chibok school girls in Lagos on May 12, 2014. Boko Haram released a new video on Monday claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. AFP

“Dividing Nigeria will still not solve the problem. You see, a Moslem friend of mine told me that there are two houses on earth – the house of peace which is Islam and the house of war (other religions) and it is the duty of the house of peace to fight the others until they all become members of the house of peace.

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Bad roads: Who’s to blame?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:46 am   /   Comments

AGO-BAD-ROAD-new

But I don’t understand human beings! How can the people doing business in this area not repair the road for their own comfort?If I say I no tire for them, I dey lie,” commented Christy, a commuter in the Mile-2 bound bus as the driver tried to avoid one pothole after another along the Ajangbadi – Ojo Alaba International Market road.

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Bad roads: Who’s to blame?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:20 am   /   Comments

AGO-BAD-ROAD-new

But I don’t understand human beings! How can the people doing business in this area not repair the road for their own comfort?

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Uninformed tale bearers

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:18 am   /   Comments

CAUGHT—Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg, S-Africa. INSET: The Bombardier Challenger jet.  Courtesy: Flightaware.

“Nigerians are experts in every sphere of life. Experts in politics, in football, athletics, medicine, pharmacy, geography, spiritual matters, just name it, they know it!” said Jude, a commuter in the Apapa-bound bus this Thursday evening as another commuter by name, Ade was busy lamenting the state of the nation. How corruption, greed, nepotism and impunity have taken over the nation.

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Send the Boko guys to paradise asap!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:19 am   /   Comments

SHEKAU

PRESIDENT Jonathan is waking up now to the reality of the evil called Boko Haram. He thought they were a joke at the beginning,” said Amos, a commuter in the Ojuelegba-Boundary-bound commuter bus this Tuesday morning.

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Lagos and bus stops!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:09 am   /   Comments

bus

HA! Lagos and bus stops!” laughed Ade, a commuter in the Boundary, Ajenjunle-bound commuter vehicle as the bus conductor began to reel out names of bus-stops along the route.

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God must be a Nigerian

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:52 am   /   Comments

doctor-3

When we say that God is a Nigerian, some people think we are hallucinating, but deep within me, I know it is true or how else can one explain how we have been surviving terrible situations that have sent other nations over the brinks?” asked Mary in the Oshodi-bound commuter vehicle this Tuesday morning as the vehicle made its way gradually in the heavy traffic.

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God must be a Nigerian

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:09 am   /   Comments

Crowd at the  Abubakar Gunmi Central Market in Kaduna State on June 24 after relaxation of 24hrs curfew engendered  by multiple bomb attacks which killed many in the state  Photo by Olu Ajayi.

“When we say that God is a Nigerian, some people think we are hallucinating, but deep within me, I know it is true or how else can one explain how we have been surviving terrible situations that have sent other nations over the brinks?” asked Mary in the Oshodi-bound commuter vehicle this Tuesday morning as the vehicle made its way gradually in the heavy traffic.

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A question of ‘staff’ passengers

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:38 am   /   Comments

A Lagos commercial bus popularly called DANFO

If she enter this bus, I no go move from here, I swear!” declared the driver of the Ogba-bound commuter bus this Thursday evening as a policewoman tried to get on the bus. He was shouting so much that passengers had top wade in. At this point, the policewoman could not utter a word; she stood by and watched the unfolding drama between those for her and the very few against her.

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Fear of Ebola, beginning of wisdom (1)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:21 am   /   Comments

Medics in full gear to avoid contracting the virus

OGA Ebola! Hmm, the almighty HIV has become a child’s play. God please save the poor woman and us too!” said Nneka, a commuter in the Tin-Can Island-bound commuter bus this Tuesday morning as the bus approached the notorious Second Rainbow Bus-stop along the ever- busy Apapa-Oshodi Expressway where the usual hold-up had built up.

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Police harassment: Send offenders to Borno State

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:12 am   /   Comments

An okada rider arrested by Fashola's security aide for riding against traffic  on Hubert Macaulay way,Yaba, Lagos Tuesday.

The rider of the Lawanson, Surulere-bound tricycle, popularly called Keke Marwa, was trying to avoid the many potholes on the road already filled with water from incessant rainfall so that the vehicle will not topple over.

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Apapa traffic: Relocate tank farms

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:44 am   /   Comments

Standstill at Mile-2 to Tincan, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway yesterday. Photo: Joe Akintola, Photo editor.

Traffic on Lagos roads is becoming unbearable! A nightmare! When are we going to be delivered from it?” asked Joe, a commuter in the CMS-bound bus as the driver tried to manoeuvre through the early morning traffic snarl.

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Apapa-Oshodi traffic nightmare

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:10 am   /   Comments

Standstill at Mile-2 to Tincan, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway yesterday. Photo: Joe Akintola, Photo editor.

Kai, which kind hold-up be this? Our lives are being cut short instalmentally and we behave as if all is well,” commented Mike this Monday morning as the commuter bus passing through Boundary Road to Mile 2 stood at one point for over 30 minutes without moving an inch.

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Commuters: You can’t beat them

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:59 am   /   Comments

File: Traffic gridlock on Apapa/Oshodi express road, due to slow construction job of the road by Julius Berger and commuter spent sever hours on the road. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

You have to create your own happiness and that is exactly what commuters in the Oshodi-bound commuter bus decided to do. Seems they were tired of all the bad news – from Boko Haram and all their atrocities, to bickering between the ruling PDP and opposition APC.

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We are breeding future terrorists (2)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:31 am   /   Comments

NANS-LASU1

Let members of the National Assembly work on part-time basis as suggested by participants at the ongoing National Conference so that some of the funds used in paying them and maintaining the Assembly will be available for other things,” suggested Nike.

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We are breeding future terrorists

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:26 am   /   Comments

LASU-savelasu

Many Nigerians live in poverty and for most people, the only hope of getting out of poverty is through quality education. Unfortunately, that opportunity to get a good education is fast slipping through the fingers of the poor,” commented Joshua this Monday morning in the Mile 2-bound commuter bus as a newscaster said something about the crisis in the Lagos State University.

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Is #BringBackOurGirls being politicised?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:24 am   /   Comments

ChibokZonta

“IT’s going to two months and the government has not found the abducted Chibok girls. In saner climes, President Jonathan would have resigned. He simply cannot do the job of governing us,” said Lucky, a commuter in the CMS-bound bus.

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Is #BringBackOurGirls being politicised?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:49 am   /   Comments

Protest against the abduction of the Chibok female students spread to Ogun and Ondo states from Lagos and Abuja, yesterday. Above: Protesters marching to the office of the Lagos State Governor in Lagos. Below left: Protesters in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Below right: Protests in Ondo. Photos: Bunmi Azeez.

“IT’s going to two months and the government has not found the abducted Chibok girls. In saner climes, President Jonathan would have resigned. He simply cannot do the job of governing us,” said Lucky, a commuter in the CMS-bound bus.

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Boko Haram members in the armed forces?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:41 am   /   Comments

Chibok

‘I HAVE no doubt anymore that we have people in the armed forces who are loyal to the Boko Haram insurgents and are sabotaging the nation’s efforts at curtailing their outrageous activities,” said Tony this wet Tuesday morning as the debate on whether the government should yield to the demands of the insurgents to exchange the girls for their members being held in various prisons by the government raged.

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GEJ’s Chibok miss

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:37 am   /   Comments

I have always said it! This matter is too complicated. The evil Boko guys want to use these innocent girls as bargaining chips or human shields so the army cannot use force against them,” said Sandra this Monday morning as the commuter bus moved slowly through the usual Monday morning traffic along the Wharf – Mile 2 road as another commuter raised the issue of President Jonathan’s last minute cancellation of his proposed visit to Chibok at the weekend.

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Abducted schoolgirls: Who’s to blame? (2)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:21 am   /   Comments

A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.

Ehn, I heard the soldiers were informed of the Chibok school attack but failed to act. Why?” asked Julie.

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The safest means of transportation?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:03 am   /   Comments

ACCIDENT: The truck that ran over students of Itori Comprehensive High School, reportedly killing 10 and injuring others, yesterday. PHOTO: Daud Olatunji.

‘I don’t even know which one is the safest anymore, whether air, land or sea; they are all dangerous in Nigeria,” noted Phina, a commuter in the Wuse, Abuja-bound bus as the vehicle passed a car accident scene.

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Abuja blast: Why security must be tightened

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 6:03 am   /   Comments

Abuja-bombing1

‘OH my God!! How could people be so wicked? This is in a world where people profess to know God. Imagine what would have been happening if there was no God at all. At least the fear of God is restraining some people,” sighed Ebuka in the Apapa-bound commuter bus as the Nyanya, Abuja bombing photos were displayed by newspaper vendors.

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