Debates over the meaning of development dominate politics in Nigeria's Southwestern states. For LSE's 2015 Research Festival I entered a photograph from Abeokuta, Ogun State, where a new highway cuts through the town, at times cutting houses in two. This demonstrates both the vigour and violence of certain developmental efforts, as well as the ambivalence with which such efforts are regarded by local residents, who continue to trade by the roadside. The photo won the DTC Prize. Read more on the LSE International Development Blog.