The economic downturn has taken its toll on Nigerians. Yesterday, they marched through the streets of Lagos and Abuja calling for a change of government in a rare show of solidarity that reflected mounting anger over an absentee president and a staggering economy.
With heavy police presence, demonstrators halted traffic, brandishing placards in protest against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari is in the UK for medical checks for an undisclosed illness and, with no indication of when he might return, many Nigerians suspect his health is worse than officials admit.
Nigeria is in its first recession in 25 years and high inflation is driving up prices of basic goods.