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Buhari, Osinbajo, way to go!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament, News 12:09 am   /   Comments

OFFICIAL PORTRAITS OF BUHARI, OSINBAJO

This is the way to go! Buhari has indeed shown leadership by example. To cut his salary by half no be small thing oo!” commented Henry in the Obalende-bound commuter bus. “Yes, I hope others will follow suit. I praise him for his courage and kindness. It’s his love for Nigerians that must have made him do that,” said Taiwo.

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Buhari: So far, so …

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament, News 12:32 am   /   Comments

Buhari boko

“No mind them. They think they are still in the opposition. They have the power now, we want to see their campaign promises being fulfilled,” said Rita. “Please cut the man some slack. To be honest, President Buhari has tried considering the rot he met on ground,” said Ade. “Oh really? Tried you say? In real life or in your dreams? All I have seen in the past 30 days are complaints, rash decisions which the media persons are left to deny. It’s been a one man show.

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Governors’ inability to pay salaries

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament, News 7:44 am   /   Comments

Protest-pension

These governors are funny. For goodness sake, if you can’t do your job as a governor, resign!” said Tim this Tuesday morning in the Apapa-bound bus. “Sharing of oil money has made many of them so lazy, they can’t even think of how to generate funds to run their states.”

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The change we need

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament, News 12:52 am   /   Comments

buhari-change-LOGO

The change we seek must start and end with us. We always look for change from outside, that is not the way to go,” said Ify, a commuter in the Tin-Can-bound commuter vehicle. “Don’t expect President Muhammadu Buhari and his team to perform magic,” said Bola. “Ah, we expect nothing less oo. After all, they made all the promises with their eyes wide open. Nobody forced them to make promises they knew would be very difficult to fulfil; so since they have made promises, they have to fulfil them,” said Fred.

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Remove fuel subsidy now!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament, News 5:12 pm   /   Comments

subsidy-cartoon

‘’I think the first duty of the incoming administration should be to remove fuel subsidy. Enough of the thrash. For how long shall a few people continue to hold us by the jugular?” asked Jude in the CMS-bound bus. Transport fare has hit the roof due to fuel scarcity. “That will be starting on a wrong footing. Labour will not allow it,” said Lucky.

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Double wahala for dead body

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament, News 12:38 am   /   Comments

police-fight

“Na waoh. Only in Nigeria will one see such a thing! This is very embarrassing now! Haba!” exclaimed Nina, a commuter in the Apapa/Wharf-bound commuter vehicle as a van apparently conveying prisoners to court, was being pushed by some Prison officials with two of them wielding guns. “This is ridiculous. Is it that they have no money to maintain their vehicles? What if these prisoners decide to escape, what can one prison warder with a gun do to all these prisoners?” asked Ken.

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Tanker drivers as road terrorists

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:45 am   /   Comments

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

These tanker drivers are becoming principalities and powers along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway oo. They have continued to make life hell on earth for road users on that route,” said Ify, a commuter in the Apapa-bound commuter bus. “Hmm, my sister, no be small matter. My heartbeat increases each time I think of plying this route,” said Jide.

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Xenophobia: Mattters arising

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:05 am   /   Comments

Xenophobic Attacks:Nigerians protesting against xenophobic attacks in South Africa at the South African High Commission, in Abuja, yesterday. Photos: Gbemiga Olamikan.

MAN is the trouble with God’s earth. Since He created man, God has not rested. From enslavement of Africans, to Hitler’s gas chambers, to Rwandan genocide and many too numerous to mention, and now, killing of fellow Africans in South Africa, SA,” declared Patrick in the Apapa-bound vehicle. He was speaking about the xenophobic attacks in SA.

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2015 Presidential election: A promise kept

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:54 am   /   Comments

Jonathan casting his vote

“Great Nigerian people have spoken! We needed change and we have it,” said Ade, a commuter in the CMS-bound commuter bus last Wednesday.

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As Boko Haram bites the dust…

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:14 am   /   Comments

Bodies of some terrorists killed in battle

‘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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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 12:20 pm   /   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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