I remember last year when Egypt was in upheaval to get Mubarak to leave office. My mom was amazed at the way change was taking place, but was convinced that the same could never happen in Nigeria. "Nigerians love their lives too much," she said. They would never take to the streets and risk their lives in protest of the government. I mean, life is already unstable enough in the country, and its not uncommon for people to die at the drop of a hat, sometimes doing things as simple as going to the market.
But looking at what is happening now, I really question my mom's position. I'm not talking about the senseless killings of Boko Haram and the Muslim-Christian madness that's going on in the north. I'm talking about the protests against the sudden removal of the fuel subsidy. People are taking to the streets all across the country. Boys are not smiling, as they say. Could this really be the start of widespread change in Nigeria? Things are certainly coming to a climax, and something's gotta give. Vanguard Newspaper is a great resource to know whats happening. May I suggest a brilliant article that I just read titled UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF N141+ FUEL —1 by Dele Sobowale.
I encourage all my young Naija peeps to keep up and watch what's going on. This just might be history in the making. And don't forget to pray for Nigeria: for peace; for stability; for change.