Tuesday September 2nd, 2014
Tuesday September 2nd, 2014
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What is wrong with us?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:10 am   /   Comments

We have really gone nuts in Nigeria,” sighed Mary this Monday morning in the Ikeja-bound commuter vehicle as the issue of child marriage was raised.

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Indiscipline: Do Nigerians need iron fists?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:10 am   /   Comments

Ah, what kind of hold-up is this at this time of night?” asked Steve, a commuter in the Kuje, Abuja-bound taxi as the taxi slowly inched its way towards its destination.

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Language wahala: Different strokes for different folks

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:10 am   /   Comments

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It was as if commuters in the CMS-bound commuter bus this Tuesday morning, unanimously decided to create their own happiness despite the heart-rending news items bombarding them from all directions in the past couple of weeks as they laughed all the way to the final bus-stop.

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Nigeria and the culture of importation

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:10 am   /   Comments

Come, are we progressing or retrogressing? asked a perplexed Iyke, a commuter in the Apapa-bound bus as a young girl walked up to the commuter bus at Oshodi-Oke busstop hawking her wares which included potato chips.

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Education for sale!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:24 am   /   Comments

“Gone are the days when teachers believed that their reward is in heaven. They want their reward here and now or they take it by force,” commented Bassey this Monday morning as the commuter bus crawled along with other vehicles in the early morning showers along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. “Why should their reward be in heaven when they work on earth? They have been deceived for so long but now, they know better having seen the way politicians spend our money,” replied Abe.

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Busybodies at work!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:05 am   /   Comments

‘Ah! This life is full of ups and downs!” exclaimed Idowu in the Ikeja-bound commercial bus as he listened to the music of a popular female Igbo gospel artist coming from the sound system in the commuter bus.

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We have a very long way to go! (3)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:10 am   /   Comments

‘There is a saying in Igbo that a well-travelled man is wiser than a grey-haired man. You don’t just sit in the comfort of your zone or state and believe all the trash about others. These guys are just playing politics, using us to make themselves relevant. Nigerians should be wise. The ordinary Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Efik or Ijaw man on the street does not give a hoot where his neighbour comes from because the two are going through the same deprivations,” said Ada.

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We have very long way to go! (2)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:00 am   /   Comments

“Are you preaching ethnicity again?” asked Gbenga as the debate in the Obalende-bound commercial bus raged on.

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We have a very long way to go! (1)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:00 am   /   Comments

Truly speaking, we have a very, very long way to go as a people,” commented Iyke as the commuter bus glided through the surprisingly light traffic along the Oshodi – Oworonshoki road, en route to Obalende via Third Mainland Bridge. “Everything is just wrong! We are specialists in the copy and paste business, yet, we have not been able to copy the western world correctly.”

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Why local governments should be given autonomy

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’WHY was the Senate against local government autonomy? The House of Representatives recognised the local government as a full tier of government, so why did the Senate choose to become a clog in the wheel of progress?” asked Idowu in the CMS-bound commuter bus.

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What is wrong with us?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:04 am   /   Comments

‘We have really gone nuts in Nigeria,” sighed Mary this Monday morning in the Ikeja-bound commuter vehicle as the issue of child marriage was raised.

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ASUU: No alternative to strike?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 10:00 pm   /   Comments

“What is wrong with these lecturers sef? Are they the only civil servants in Nigeria? Why would they continue to hold us to ransom with their incessant strike actions?” queried Dapo, really looking vexed. The traffic that had come to a stand-still this Friday evening along the Oshodi-Apapa expressway must have added to his annoyance.

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Hezbollah armoury in Kano

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:00 am   /   Comments

Shebi when some people say most of these crises in Nigeria are being championed by foreigners, we shout them down. I think they are being vindicated somehow,” said Jane this Tuesday evening as the commuter bus made its way through traffic on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway occasioned by the weekly Aswani market.

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Nigerians have very high sense of humour

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:04 am   /   Comments

Even in their anger and frustration, there is still a very high sense of humour noticeable amongst Nigerians. In the usual maddening Lagos traffic, one could hear both drivers and passengers raining abuses on one another, calling themselves some funny names in a manner of venting their anger.

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How gullible can we get?

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:20 am   /   Comments

I get sick to the pit of my stomach when I hear what Nigerians do in the name of religion,” said Mercy in the Oshodi-bound commuter bus as a radio presenter narrated how a couple was arrested for defrauding a man of over $13,000 and N500,000 in the name of delivering him from evil spirits. “This is sheer madness.”

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The opposition will return GEJ to power

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:20 am   /   Comments

What’s with some people anyway?” hissed Joshua, a commuter in the Apapa-bound bus as the bus crawled through the usual maddening traffic. Another commuter, Tayo had made a scathing remark on President Goodluck Jonathan’s government being rudderless. “I get really pissed off when people criticize for criticism sake.”

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Police massacre: Another view

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:00 am   /   Comments

“It has never been this bad. Imagine a country where law enforcement agents are no longer safe, so what happens to the common man?” Luka asked, referring to the massacre of 103 policemen in Nasarawa State.

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Evil in the land!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:16 am   /   Comments

WAllahi, if God does not punish Nigeria severely, then He will have to apologise to Sodom and Gomorrah afterall, their own was just sodomy. There’s so much evil in the land; it’s unbelievable,” said Gani this Monday morning in the CMS-bound commuter vehicle.

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Evil in the land!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:08 am   /   Comments

W allahi, if God does not punish Nigeria severely, then He will have to apologise to Sodom and Gomorrah afterall, their own was just sodomy There’s so much evil in the land; it’s unbelievable,” said Gani this Monday morning in the CMS-bound commuter vehicle.

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Double standards!

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“If you’re poor and get caught with drugs, it’s a crime and you go to jail for possession; if you’re rich and get caught with drugs, it’s a scandal and you go to rehab” – Anonymous.

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Nigerians have very high sense of humour

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:00 am   /   Comments

Even in their anger and frustration, there is still a very high sense of humour noticeable amongst Nigerians. In the usual maddening Lagos traffic, one could hear both drivers and passengers raining abuses on one another all in the name of venting their anger.

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MASSOB judgment: Father of all injustices

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:08 am   /   Comments

“Chei! This country is fast becoming a theatre of the absurd. Nigerian government is dancing naked in the market square,” commented Emeka, a commuter in the CMS-bound vehicle this Sunday evening. He was referring to the news at the weekend of the judgment passed on MASSOB leaders.

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Airport robbery: Matters arising

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:05 am   /   Comments

“Chei, things are happening in this country oo. The more you look, the less you see!” exclaimed Abbey, a commuter in the Ikeja-bound bus. “Imagine the amount of money the airport robbers got in a single operation!”

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Boko Haram insurgency, a conspiracy? (2)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 8:46 pm   /   Comments

As for the Boko Haram issue, the government is handling them with kid gloves. Why can’t they be rounded up and dealt with once and for all?”, asked Richard.

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Boko Haram insurgency, a conspiracy? (1)

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:05 am   /   Comments

There’s more to this Boko Haram menace than meets the eye,” said Sani, a commuter in the Abuja-bound bus. “I suspect the West. These people sit down and plan for the next 20 years, what they will want to see happen around the world and then go and plot how to achieve the projections.”

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Corruption should attract death penalty!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 9:08 pm   /   Comments

The hydra-headed monster called corruption, the bane of Nigeria’s development, was the topic of discussion by commuters in the Ikoyi-bound commuter bus popularly called Danfo this Monday morning.

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PHCN at it again!

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:03 am   /   Comments

Ha! Man don suffer for this country oo!” exclaimed a commuter in the CMS-bound bus by name Comfort as the bus crawled through the usual heavy Lagos traffic.

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Politics of polio vaccination

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 6:41 pm   /   Comments

Abeg, get down from this bus. Go and meet your people who put you in this condition,” shouted a commuter, Ade, in the Oshodi-bound bus at Ota as a young man, crippled by poliomyelitis (polio) entered the bus to solicit alms.

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Overbearing LASTMA & Police officials

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:20 am   /   Comments

What are these people really up to? What exactly has this man done to warrant this arrest?” asked a commuter by name, Bola, in the Oshodi-bound commercial bus along Ikorodu Road as officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA and some policemen swooped on one of the commercial buses popularly called Danfo, forcing the driver to stop and taking the key from the ignition.

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Some rogues are more equal than others!

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This country is full of absurdities!” exclaimed Nick in the Ikeja-bound commercial vehicle, referring to the Police pension fund scam..“Are they telling us now that it pays to steal?”

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Cell phone palaver

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 6:52 pm   /   Comments

Ah, I think we are over-flogging this issue. If you ask me, I feel we should put paid to this matter,” said Emeka this Tuesday morning as the commuter bus made its way through the early morning traffic along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway. He said this in response to the comment made by another commuter by name Ade who had on hearing the name of the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adeshina mentioned in the news.

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Incessant hold-ups on our roads

  /   in Bus Stop Parliament 12:10 am   /   Comments

So na here this hold-up start today?” commented a passenger by name, Sam, in the Lagos-bound commercial vehicle as the driver veered off the tarred portion of the road for the untarred portion just to beat the hold-up, whipping up dust clouds in the process and attracting curses from other road users.

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