Comments on: Post card from Nigeria http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/04/29/post-card-from-nigeria/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: stanley oronsaye http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/04/29/post-card-from-nigeria/comment-page-1/#comment-7736 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 22:00:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3393#comment-7736 The write-up is a fair representation of the Lagos, nay Nigerian scenario. Without doubt, Lagos is the best performing unit in Nigeria. However, that does not remove the fact that the country is one big mess waiting to explode. I tell you, if Nigeria implodes, the effect would most certainly alter the ethnic balance within the subregion. As things stand now, a disintegrated Nigeria is the world’s nightmare waiting to happen. God help the world.

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By: Seyi T http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/04/29/post-card-from-nigeria/comment-page-1/#comment-7735 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 21:37:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3393#comment-7735 @Jan. All the Western media does is portray Nigeria in a bad light. Even if they hide behind Nigerian writers. And frankly, it’s rather tiring.I object to labeling Fashola’s reforms “cosmetic”. Anyone would recognise that the infrastructural development is easing some of the stress of Lagos life (my staff are very thankful for the BRT Buses) as well as providing a backdrop for further development. His engagement of the private sector in tackling some of Lagos’ long-standing problems is nothing short of genius. If you lived in Lagos 3 years ago, you wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss them.Some may call Dubai’s changes in the past 10 years cosmetic; and that they hide poverty and human rights abuses in the UAE; but you won’t hear that from the Western media.

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By: Jolly Jan http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/04/29/post-card-from-nigeria/comment-page-1/#comment-7732 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:00:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3393#comment-7732 I observed that Nigerian don’t like anything that portrays them in bad light. Well, the only way to avoid being painted negatively is to do the right things. And right now Niger is in a big mess! It will take more than the cosmetic changes Lagos state governor Fashola has introduced, to see a radical change that halt the massive dysfunction that we see in Nigeria. I think Nigerians should own up to the fact that their country is in a big mess right now! They can’t even organise elections without violence! There are fuel queues all over at the moment because the world’s eighth biggest crude exporter depends on fuel imports! Do I talk about electricity!It is a generator country!

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By: wale ajani http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/04/29/post-card-from-nigeria/comment-page-1/#comment-7731 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 17:00:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3393#comment-7731 This kind reporting does no one any good. Lagos is being transformed into a megacity that will be liveable for citizens and attractive for tourists yet you can only recycle a worn-out dirty story that belies the ongoing commendable transformation of the state. Shame on you

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