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Lagos the shrinking city

This article is my impression about Lagos in December 2007 when I flew into Lagos Nigeria, for a wedding, after a long sojourn outside Nigeria. Since then, I have been to Lagos again. My next article will be about what I saw the second time around. My plane flew into Lagos at 11:00 p.m. on a Sunday, the day after we left the United States of America. From the air, Lagos looked like any big city in the world. I was there to attend a wedding.

Everything went well until I stepped out of the Murilata Mohammed airport. At first, I thought I had stepped into a busy market. My niece, Lati, her driver and I wriggled out of the crowd to her Nissan station wagon and sped off. Not too far from the Airport, we hit a road block. Some police men stopped us and peered into our car, saw a military officer sitting at the front seat, and waved us off. I turned to my niece and said ... (
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