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Ibadan road: in God we trucks

a nearly fearless driver
Ibadan is a large city, third largest in Nigeria probably, with 3 or 4 million inhabitants. Its growth is fueled by the vicinity of Lagos. It lies about 100km north east of Lagos.
The road linking Lagos and Ibadan looks like a run-down motorway in the US, 2 by 2 lanes with a concrete divide that cannot be crossed.
powerful and well guarded
powerful and well guarded
The road is famous for its mega-churches along the way that can cause huge traffic disruption when a celebration is on due to the cheer size of the faithful who congregate their. These churches look like warehouses able to contain thousands of people. The largest one being built will be a hall, 2km long (only).
Muslims are in minority in the south of the country.
islamic city by the roadside
islamic city by the roadside
Then, there is a number of companies that are established a long the way resulting in a concentration of trucks parked along the road, not to mention all the ones that are just abandoned there, rusting away slowly.
just put it there, we might need it one day
just put it there, we might need it one day



toilet factory: "shit business is serious business"
toilet factory: "shit business is serious business"
All told, travel time between Ibadan and Lagos is fairly unpredictable ranging from 2 to 8 hours according to witnesses (some of them unfortunate).
biscuits for sale
biscuits for sale
As we drove towards Ibadan, the trafic was dense in places providing an opportunity for hawkers to earn a few nairas selling plantain chips, nuts, drinks and plenty of other things.
muddy parking
muddy parking

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