I was very glad to arrive safely back in Lagos last Sunday evening. I am especially glad that Lagos is right now a more peaceful place than Cairo. It's been amazing how quickly Cairo descended into chaos. When we visited there a couple of years ago, Egypt seemed much more functional than Nigeria. My friends who moved to Cairo from Lagos last year have had to evacuate, leaving their home. Not very long ago, I would have put the odds of us having to evacuate much greater than their odds. But I'm hoping this African reform/ revolution contagion will not spread to Nigeria. There are presidential elections scheduled for April, and there is generally some upheaval and turmoil before elections here, but hopefully the Nigerians will let their voices be heard in the ballot box and they won't resort to demonstrations on the street.