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Hawkers of PMS along Kashia road, Kaduna

Deregulate petrol price now, or never

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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Bad roads: Who’s to blame?

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

Uninformed tale bearers

“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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God must be a Nigerian

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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