Monday, June 2, 2008

The day's headline


Today's headline in one of Lagos' major dailies is about the rising cost of cement and the plans to crash the cost by Dangote, an industrialist who has just been listed among the Forbes' 500 richest billionaires in the world.

But more interesting for me is the picture of Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, both presidential candidates of America's Democratic Party. The US elections are closely monitored here in Lagos and there's even an association that's campaigning for Obama. You can see their site here. It is interesting how a lot of Nigerians are divided in support of both candidates. But it is baffling because no matter who emerges, they cannot even vote!

3 comments:

Benjamin Madison said...

Only in Nigeria would the price of cement rate a front page headline! Now why is that?

Lolade said...

You know what they say? When one man says he's had it all, another is thinking about how to begin

homosapie said...

i wonder why nigerians are so crazy about the american ¨thing¨ politics, fashion,personalities,music the list is endless,its true they cannot vote so why the campaign group?