In an ironic twist of fate, long queues have returned to the petrol stations in Lagos and many other parts of the country. This is a situation that should leave a bitter taste on President Jonathan’s tongue as he leads the centenary celebrations. Two nights ago I visited my dad after work and saw the news on Channels TV announcing that fuel scarcity had hit the Northern city of Kaduna. It was on that same night that I first noticed a queue in Lagos, though I later learnt it had started earlier. For some reason, I was oblivious to the situation and even took the news I heard about Kaduna for granted. I should have known better.

At the time I observed a queue in Lagos, my car was nearing its reserves. The needle on the gauge was very close to the empty mark and the light was blinking intermittently…

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