“Jerry Boy” Useni

Jeremiah Timbut Useni, born February 16, 1943 in present day Plateau state was a Lt. General in the Nigerian Army and Minister responsible for the administration of the Abuja Federal Capital Territory under the Sani Abacha military junta.

He served Nigeria in various capacities, as Minister for Transport and Quarter-Master General of the Nigeria Army. Useni also served as Deputy Chairman of The All Nigeria Peoples Party. Under the PDP platform he was elected Senator for the Plateau South constituency of Plateau State in the March 2015 national elections.

In May 4, 2002 his wife and son were among the victims of the EAS Plane Crash going from Kano to Lagos Nigeria

Jeremiah ‘Jerry Boy’ Useni,

Major – Gen Useni being decorated by Maj-Gen Bali and Gen. Abacha -1987

As F.C.T Minister flanked by the Sultan of Sokoto (left) Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade at the inauguration of the Traditional Rulers Forum in Abuja

Major General Useni with the Army Headquarters Garrison Commander Brigadier Rabiu Aliyu

Governor Useni and Skipper Stephen Keshi holding the WAFU Cup after presentation -1984

Opening of the Diya Stadium in Abeokuta 1997

F.C.T Minister Lt. Gen Useni

Lagos Streets 1960s – 1970s

I love Lagos BUT the traffic!!!!…..dem streets be mad!!!

Lagos is amazing for so many reasons, the culture, the style, you can buy puff puff, boli and suya on the streets … just make sure you pack Imodium – the risk is worth it.

In 2019 we got to see Wiz Kid, Teni, Burna Boy, Jidenna, Cardi B, Joe, Boyz to Men and even Mase – that’s if you managed to recover from the traffic to the venue.

The traffic was characteristically crazy and some of the people on the streets came out ready with their matching personalities, but we still love Lagos!

I think I left a little bit of my soul in traffic, somewhere between Lekki and 1004. Unmatched and totally undefeated, Lagos traffic continually knocked me, but it’s ok because I know I’ll be back for more of the onslaught.

In honour of the spirit called “Lagos Traffic” and it’s “tenants” I have dedicated the following posts from the 60s and 70s titled “Lagos Streets”

Èkó ò ní bàjé ooooo!