The Inyang Effiong Show

The PodCast About People and Events around Nigeria and West Africa

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7 Common Problems in 3rd World Countries

Living in the third world comes with a set of problems you do not encounter in the developed world. Some are so baked into the psyche of the residents that they are not even thought of as problems again but as regular day to day minor inconveniences to be managed!

A visitor to a third world country will have a system shock right from when the plane lands, when crossing into the country by land – only for the brave -, and all through their stay. For both visitors and residents, we have gone ahead to list the top 7 problems in  third world countries here

Note: This was compiled from my Facebook page via a series of live videos with audience feedback used to update the list.

No. 1 Checkpoints

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Ogun State Vehicle Papers

10 Ways to Improve Road Travel in Nigeria

Traveling by road around Nigeria is not a nice experience, actually, it is a horrible experience. I travel about 4,000 km average every month and come across the same things day after day, sometimes, it feels like groundhog day in hell.
What can be done to improve the experience, see my top ten suggestions
  1. Provide signs on the road
Sounds easy right, but even with a GPS and paper map, a simple sign pointing out the name of a town or road works wonders to make the journey less stressful.
Especially at night when landmarks  and you wonder if that last junction was Mokwa or Molete.

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Ore Ijebu Ode Highway in Nigeria

RoadWorthiness Paper in Nigeria – Scam or Useless Piece of Paper?

The RoadWorthiness Paper Scam
Every vehicle on the road in Nigeria now carries one extra piece of paper.
Green background, with official looking logos and writing you can not read. You have to renew it every year or 6 months. It is one more thing for the police officers to check on the road.
And Road Safety officers.
And Vehicle Inspection officers.
And Operation Safer Highway officers.
And Anti Crime Patrol officers.
And SARS.
And Federal SARS.
And plains clothes officers.
And Customs officers.
And even local government touts.

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