People Like Us

People Like Us is an exclusive column created by TNC to document the lives of everyday Nigerians. Watch out for posts on Tuesday mornings at 10am twice every month.

I Asked This Female Nigerian Police Officer If And Why She Loves Her Job

Horns blared from yellow rickety buses. Drivers and bus conductors screamed their respective destinations in low guttural voices. Agberos fought, drank alcohol from sachets or jumped on and off moving buses. One woman roasted plantains. Another sold groundnuts, and another sold alcoholic drinks. Commuters seemingly unmoved by the circus around them simply stood by, waiting for…

Meet The Banking And Finance Graduate Who Sweeps The Streets Of Lagos

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According to colour psychology, orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. It can be optimistic, uplifting and even fun. Shola might beg to differ. An ill-fitting bright orange uniform hung loosely off his short and slim frame, almost mirroring the incongruity of a Banking…