Lagos is not a place for a poor man – Lucia Edafioka

Not long ago, there was a photo of a man who jumped down from the third floor of a Magistrate Court in Lagos. Why? He owed N40,000. According to the story he owed someone N40,000 and he has been remanded…

No dulling, Yahoo boys are on the prowl – Lucia Edafioka

“If it is not 400k per month, I can’t work for anybody,” a young boy I was in a car with told me recently. I looked at him, yes, 400 thousand naira per month is possible, but it depends on…

Can international exposure save Naija? – Lucia Edafioka

Every Nigerian is an expert on how to bring the country out of recession. During the week, people on twitter were, as usual, sharing ideas on what government is doing wrong and what they can /should do right. One Twitter…

Abeg, where did Nigerian civil servants come from?- Lucia Edafioka

Have you ever asked yourself where and how they recruit civil servants in Nigeria? Like where do they get this special breed of people that work in our civil service at all levels? Have they always been like this or…

Lagos people can touch for Africa – Lucia Edafioka

Most people in Lagos; man, woman, boy, girl, old and young like to touch people never mind even if those people are total strangers. It is a disease I call Touchinitis. Touchinitis is a condition where a person cannot control…

Our parents no try, at all – Lucia Edafioka

Isn’t it just cute when you see your younger siblings doing things you wouldn’t have thought of as a child and getting away with it? Nigerian parents will get older, or become grandparents and then suddenly realise that everything is…

Paddy-paddy don spoil Nigeria – Lucia Edafioka

When I saw this headline, “Northern leaders accuse Osinbajo of Nepotism” I laughed so much my eyes teared up. It reminded me of something that happened on a BRT bus some time ago. It was in one of these new…

How I almost turned into a hashtag in Lagos -Lucia Edafioka

Remember when we were growing up how our parents always told us to listen to the quiet voice inside our head? That it is the voice of God? My Mum used to tell me that all the time while I…

Lagos men and operation ‘show your penis’ – Lucia Edafioka

I am tired of seeing penises in Lagos. It seems everywhere you look there’s a penis hanging out passing or shaking off the last drops of urine. What is this nonsense? I do not understand how we came to be…

Are there kind people in Nigeria? – Lucia Edafioka

One of the most beautiful things about Nigerians is our hospitality towards one another, despite Daddy Bubu and his team, I always feel warm each time I see people lending a helping hand. So I read a story in Punch…

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