* Nigeria set to become third most populous nation by 2050
* Infrastructure cannot keep pace amid budget crisis
* Unemployed join Boko Haram or head to EuropeOuch! The story then adds some depressing details.
President Muhammadu Buhari's budget plan for this year boosts investment in new roads, railways and power supply in the hope of dragging his nation of 188 million out of deep poverty.
But in Lagos, home to 23 million, spending is quickly outpaced by the growth of the city's population by thousands every day, from both a high birthrate and the migration of people from rural areas looking for work.
Some 1.2 million commuters head into Lagos each day. The three connecting bridges from the vast slum districts on the mainland are jammed until late morning.
"There are too many unemployed people," said Antoine. But while complaining about the crowds, the 37-year-old wants plenty of children himself.
"My parents had 12 so don't expect me to go for two children only, but rather six or seven," he said.As is true also in Venezuela, a huge chunk of Nigeria's federal budget comes from oil and the drop in oil prices has hammered the economy. In the meantime, no one wants to talk about or use birth control, perhaps partly because of the demographic divide--Christians in the South, Muslims in the North--and neither group wants to give any ground demographically.