I've been doing a considerable amount of reading on this board and figured it wouldn't hurt to post some of my own questions and concerns, as well.
I am considering a trip to Nigeria (Lagos, in particular) in May/June 2012, and although I've traveled extensively in the 'developing' world (Brazil and India come to mind...), I can't help but have my concerns about traveling to Nigeria.
I'm a (white) Canadian woman in my mid-twenties who is currently living in London (UK) and pursuing my MA Degree in International Communications and Development. I am considering a trip to Lagos for my thesis research and am concerned about safety, transportation, accommodation, cultural exchanges, etc.
That being said, I do have some friends/contacts in Lagos, but organizing this trip is starting to overwhelm me... perhaps it's a bit of information overload (and all the scare tactics/scam posts I've seen), as well?
Any information/advice/insider's perspective is much appreciated. Thanks!