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Lagos Lockdown Day 8

Today marks the 8th day of the Lagos Lockdown. However, it has been 2 weeks since the lockdown that was specific only to Lagos has lasted.

Emotionally, Nigerians have switched off. Violations of the lockdown are rampant.

In Kaduna state, Nigeria would see the distribution of food end in violence.

The handwriting is on the wall that hunger is more real to Nigerians than the Coronavirus.

All the norms for dealing with the virus are daily violated in Nigeria.

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Lagos Lockdown Day 7

Monday, the 6th of April was Day 7 of the Lagos Lockdown. Social media was abuzz with the news that Funke Akindele aka Jennifer was in court for hosting a party during the lockdown period.

The truth is that Lagosians have had enough of the lockdown. The lockdown in Lagos would start on Tuesday the 24th of March before the Federal government would declare it’s own on Monday, March 30th by 11 pm.

With no electricity supply and most Nigerians slowly becoming broke at home, the lockdown would inevitably be defied.

The above picture is the scene at Gbagada. So it isn’t that the breaking of the lockdown isn’t happening, its that the government wanted to use Funke Akindele as a scapegoat.

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Chernobyl

The accident at Chernobyl exposed the underbelly of Soviet authority to the entire world. In some ways, the reactor was a metaphor for the state: outdated, crumbling, dysfunctional, headed towards its own implosion.

The Heroic Bitter Land of ‘Chernobyl’ – The Moscow Times

The entire episode of the Coronavirus in Nigeria has convinced me that the country is heading towards its own implosion.

This article will cover events in the 13th week of the year and some this week.

Covid-19: The Unravelling Of The Nigerian Elite

When a nation defines it elites by the amount of money rather than their contributions to society will eventually face and existential crisis.

The Nigerian elite has been revealed to be incapable of handling the entire situation. From the moment the first cases were identified, action should have been taken to lockdown the country.

Now we are all in the country faced with squalid hospitals where nothing works.

Coronavirus Curfew

After weeks of begging the President to address the country, when he finally did, he would declare a lockdown on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states.

Unlike other nations where citizens are able to be catered to, the food provided to individuals that did get it left a lot to be desired.

Nigerian Army Removes General

The Boko Haram situation in Nigeria is in its 11th year. Yet, a brave General who could speak like this hasn’t been given the chance to prove himself.

Personally, I no longer believe that the nation wants to solve the problem. There are too many vested interests in the problem still being unresolved.

Chad Launches ‘Massive’ Joint Operation Against Jihadists

This week showed Nigerians what was possible when a leader leads from the front.

This article on Nairaland looks at this situation.

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Lagos Lockdown Day 6

Today marks the 6th day of the Lagos Lockdown. It is also Palm Sunday. Today my parent’s church would supply foodstuffs to the house.

While they do not compare to what we have already done for ourselves, the gesture was appreciated.

Today was our off day for electricity. I would spend most of the day surrounded by generator noises and unable to work.

Now that the lights are back, I shall be working all night to make up for the lost time.

My productivity has dropped since load-shedding started.

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Coronavirus Vaccine

Last week, some French doctors drew outrage when they suggested that a Coronavirus vaccine should be tested in Africa first.

For a rebuttal, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto would speak up. Therein lies the problem with the entire issue.

Africans are always the ones who go into a gunfight with a knife. We choose feelings over intellect and then complain rather than reflect when we lose.

The rest of the world focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) while Africans are focussed on Religion, Entertainment, Sports and Tradition (REST).

As a result of this, the whole world keeps making progress while we Africans remain behind but demand to be treated with respect.

If anyone should have answered, it should have been an African doctor, not men whose only contribution to the universe was the chasing of a round ball for 90 minutes.

Since we are all going to fool around, please let me present my own vaccine.

Banga Soup and Pounded Yam