Move over, critics, opposition figures, analysts and pundits. A pothole on a Nigerian road has relayed the Nigerian story better than you ever would!

If a picture conveys a thousand words, this image of a pothole on a typical Nigerian road probably conveys 180 million words or more. It depicts the current state of the nation better than any writer would.

The pothole has got most of Twitter talking, as you’d expect; and some of the reactions have been typically Nigerian.

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No one quite knows where the picture was taken, but it’s safe to say if tune, he can finally settle for this pothole--what with its mud and rough edges in the setting evening sun.

Nigerian roads are littered with crater-sized potholes that have lead to the loss of many lives and cars. Like sports personality and OAP (On Air Personality) Temisan Okomi puts it, cars age faster on Nigerian roads no thanks to the almighty pothole.

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What do you make of this map of Nigeria pothole?