"The man who shamed Nigeria" Nigerians struggle to understand why a privileged son tried to become a bomber.

GLOBALPOST By FRANKIE EDOZIEN ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerians are still struggling to come to terms with the news that Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old son of one of this country’s most prominent and wealthiest bankers, allegedly tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight as it landed in Detroit on Dec. 25. “The man who shamed… Continue reading "The man who shamed Nigeria" Nigerians struggle to understand why a privileged son tried to become a bomber.

How Bad Is Security at the Lagos Airport?

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 By Frankie Edozien / Abuja International travelers flying out of Nigeria’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos during the Christmas season are used to being hassled by security. Usually, it’s a demand for tips and gifts. At every point of contact with officials, from check-in to final boarding, the requests are… Continue reading How Bad Is Security at the Lagos Airport?