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Survival of the fittest. This is what at least 90 % of the over 15 million Lagosians pass thru on daily basis. Would not live there for all the world

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Na fake picture be dis. There are some clay pots right above the bus, look very closely.

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They probably haven't seen it. . .

How can they when they are very busy trying to show the bad side of Lagos.

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LOL! yeah Beaf is obviously kidding just trying to get words out of people.

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I am all for preaching and speaking up, but I am not sure what to make of what I have heard and read him Soyinka say in the last 6 months of so.

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What has really changed or been done since his preaching? Nothing.

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I am a fan of Wole Soyinka's but lately I have been asking what the heck he is even trying to do. He "ALIGNS" himself with one group against the other and I wonder if we are really fighting the good fight that way. Many see this as simply playing along with one side of the problem and his many 'tantrums' don't help matters even.

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Stop twisting matters. Its simple, can you answer any of the questions I asked? If you can't, you are simply spreading rumours. People have come on to say the picture is various things, from a photoshop fabrication to a clay model. Obviously, these people (including yourself) have never created a computer graphic nor have they ever sculpted anything; but, hey! The average street person, is noisy even in ignorance.

The second dishonest thing you do, is go on about "Lagos of today". Is the story of the picture really about Lagos or has the OP not made it clear it is a Nigerian issue? To me, it is a description of a lot that is wrong in the Nigerian approach. Have such scenes occured? Many here have claimed to have witnessed such or been victims of such scrambles (including myself).

If you cannot tell me who moulded your realility denial into an "artwork" or where that "artwork" currently is or why just a single picture of it exists, then you've simply got to run along.

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That picture right there is definitely not Lagos of today!!!!!!!!

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mr fire needs to come down to lagos - thanks to brt, molues will gradually be phased out

reminds me of nysc - i was stationed in ota - so every monday morning and friday afternoon , i would get on a coaster bus to ota. usually in the back, ensonced between some traders carrying mile high stacks of vegetables to market

but hey - lookit me now!

mr fire can stay in whatever backwater hamlet he is from - he will always get handouts from his peers in lagos when they come for christmas

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Honestly, I don't know which is which . . . I remember we used to have "bole ka ja", then the danfos, turo-turo etc. Molue is the only one I really figured out. lol The small bus still exists, and I think the one in the picture below is a bit bigger than the other and so they have differnt names(just guessing now).

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And judging by everyone's comment, it's unlikely.

That was 3 yrs ago, I guess you're showing me the thread because those commentators were proven wrong?

I doubt if it survived, I'd have heard about it on NL lol

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When last have you been to lagos. . . its changing for the better trust me

BTW that picture is not real.

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You know what though, I think I know what you mean. I remember travelling out to parts of Ogun, all I had were the same turo-turo mini buses and not the luxury buses that people travel to eastern parts of the country with. I am not 100% but I remember a line called Kwara Express that went through Ekiti to Kwara back in the days. Not sure if it survived or it was replaced by other lines but yes.

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Another example . . .A bus company called 'The young shall grow' . . . which I used personally. . . and there are even some with TVs and ACs.

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Now I see that there are lots of AJIBOTAS on NL.

That picture is a true representation of Iyana Iba, Oshodi, Iyaya Ipaja

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ekene dili chukwu and other luxurious buses are not molues.

the bus size is the same as what obtains abroad though i wouldnt know if they're being overpacked.

i guess you're referring to the small vans, not the ones i'm mentioning.

here, i found this:

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-47560.0.html

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^^you seem hot under the collar.

have i touched a nerve?

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^^ yeah, whatever.

deal with it.

last time i checked, cabs have always been available in lagos. If you're too fancy for molue and too broke for a cab, then ogun state is right around the corner for you to live in. No molues there.

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And what's that on top of the bus? Overhead bridge?

Dumb a/s/s posters and the usual clowns,

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lol i'm willing to bet if many of you lived in Lagos you'd be in even worse situations. Good to live abroad and thumb noses at poor lagosians struggling to survive while we live large at their own expense.

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This is not science bro, its common sense.

And i know you don't protect your head by putting both hands in front of your body.

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^

Even you "science" is faulty. The first thing you will think of in that position, will be to protect your head and softer parts. Break fall ke!

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ROFLMAO!!!

He he he he

This picture just shows that people will see whatever they choose to see irrespective of the true situation of things.

No matter how much you try explain, some people will only see one thing.

Anyway, the orange seller on the ground with both elbows and knees stuck in that position betrays this model.

When normal people fall down, they reflexly brace themselves by stretching at least one arm out to break their fall.

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The people are modeled from clay and painted, the molue itself was made from other materials such as tin. Have you ever seen a real molue that is that clean before? Really, it is good but not a fantastic out of this world  piece of art, go and look at what is on display at Madam Tussaud wax museum to understand great art work.

This particular clay model has been around for a couple of years, I have pointed to you it is in a glass case. We are talking about the picture being authentic or not. This is not a discussion about if this kind of thing happens in Lagos, yes it does. But the point is that picture is not real.

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^^^^ We're not denying that situations [b]like [/b]that has not occurred, but I refused to believe that it goes to that level.

The picture has been doctored to exaggerate that situation

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Have you ever used clay? How do you think the inside of the bus was done?

And why is such a great artwork unknown?

It makes sense to argue about things we know.

The distance some of us are willing to go to deny reality is shocking. Twice, in my younger days, I had strange women sitting in my lap at Ojuelegba; I have seen such shocking scrambles too many times to count.

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It's a clay model in a glass case, that is what caused the reflection buddy. Look at the depth and placement of the right hand of the guy climbing through the window. Also look at the proportion of the molue. Too many reasons to show it is a model. LOL

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Wait to hear another silly excuse

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Once again, MR Fire shows the world that he really is an im.becile!!!!lol

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same way MJ was in a danfo in lagos abi, maybe u shud send this to bbc as well!

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the pic looks like a clay model its not real.

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Can you swear that you have not seen such and worse scenarios at bus stops in Lagos?

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Lol, ignorance, now tell me, where was that taken? i have seen that picture times without number, it's a work of art and not real, you can keep doubting or thinking it's real, but i have actually seen it more than 1 year ago.

As for those who are ready to swallow anything that's passed to them, keep up the good works lol.

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Can any real Lagosian ( I mean resident) swear that they have not seen such and worse scenarios at bus stops? Well, my own cousin carries a broken wrist courtesy of such at mile 2.

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. . .Clever people sha! Can't you see it is taken through a car window? I bet none of you even knows their way around a graphics package. Rubbish.

Why is reality so hard for us to accept?

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Look closely. That picture is definitely not a real one.

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I doubt that is real, looks like artwork or a model

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What is not real? That was taken from the window of a speeding car

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To echo some of the b*llshit excuses some of us give. . .

That is simply a display of RESILIENCE!

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