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Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by jay bee(m): 11:15am On Oct 08, 2009
Jaytee67:



I am not too sure there is aerocontractor in Nigeria then. I served in 1992/93 service year in Enugu. We camped at Awgu Camp. May be poster has forgotten the airline she used. What do you think? grin
Spot on
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by funkygirl: 11:18am On Oct 08, 2009
anyways, i cant wait to go to camp.i'll will be going by november. i pray i will serve in a 'very good place'. nairalanders pls pray for me. when i come back i'll share my wonderful experiences. CAMP HERE I COME
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by jay bee(m): 11:20am On Oct 08, 2009
funkygirl:

anyways, i cant wait to go to camp.i'll will be going by november. i pray i will serve in a 'very good place'. nairalanders pls pray for me. when i come back i'll share my wonderful experiences. CAMP HERE I COME
Can i join you wink? I need me some camp experience as well
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by ud4u: 11:30am On Oct 08, 2009
The story is not complete, just waiting
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by aysometin(f): 11:35am On Oct 08, 2009
Hahaha!! those of us that served in Lagos , na enjoyment we dey o!!

Seriously poster 90'ssssss?
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by Easybaby(f): 12:39pm On Oct 08, 2009
@poster . .your story is incomplete without telling us your sexescapde grin cheesy cheesy cheesy tongue tongue tongue
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by bist: 1:16pm On Oct 08, 2009
@Poster, i think u forgot 2 put a condom on ur list. or during ur service years do u want to tell us dat u neva bleeped, lol
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by zignor(m): 1:36pm On Oct 08, 2009
don't mind her . . .she just tell us this and that sad angry
what about your intimate life there? grin cheesy grin
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by Redman44(m): 1:40pm On Oct 08, 2009
I was the worst marcher in my Platoon and the soldier managing and drilling my platoon hated me initially. I refused to come out for the Platoon's Man O'War exercises and hated all the robotic marching drills. I was always grumbling and lagging behind when we were jogging in the mornings. The Platoon commandant wanted to deal with me but he backed off when he saw my ID with my surname.  I enjoyed the service year though cool cool
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by Vavavoom(m): 1:43pm On Oct 08, 2009
jay bee:

Spot on
Jaytee67:



I am not too sure there is aerocontractor in Nigeria then. I served in 1992/93 service year in Enugu. We camped at Awgu Camp. May be poster has forgotten the airline she used. What do you think? grin

Aero has been in Nigeria since the 59's. Currently celebrating their 50th anniversary. If dem no dey how dem come be 50 years in 9ja?
Anyway, let the chronicle continue. We dey wait for the end.
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by Kafancha: 1:53pm On Oct 08, 2009
I served with the Imo State Environmental Protection Agency in 2002/2003 batch B. To me, it was a great fun. I lived in Government house in a luxury and well furnished apartment. After passing out in August of 2003, I had to stay for one month before going back to the north. I never regretted being in Imo state. Otutu omao.
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by carolalex1(f): 2:38pm On Oct 08, 2009
rudegirl:

this is never a new gist every coper surelly have a story to tell about strange lands.

ge use tro it afterall we are till in 9ja.
Jaytee67:



I am not too sure there is aerocontractor in Nigeria then. I served in 1992/93 service year in Enugu. We camped at Awgu Camp. May be poster has forgotten the airline she used. What do you think? grin
Please do your research, I first took an aerocontractor flight from Lagos to Warri in 1987!!
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by bawomolo(m): 3:35pm On Oct 08, 2009
oga o, where is part 2
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by omodada1: 4:37pm On Oct 08, 2009
congrats! but what has ur experience got to do? does teaching in a primary school with 10 students or secondary sch. when u even hav to respect d big boys in ss3 a good experience? will u add dat to ur C.V? answer pls, or the experienc eon camp with a cub-like piece of mean a good memory? you beta tell ur boyfriend to work hard to help a liability experienced 'akamu', 'otondo' 'jjc' copa like u. am sorry o! grin grin grin
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by sir t(m): 4:38pm On Oct 08, 2009
@ All,

If the poster could not complete the story, somebody should help complete it------don't 4get to include all ur sexscapade-----thats the beauty of serving Nigeria, at least for a whole year.
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by kellorah(f): 5:43pm On Oct 08, 2009
igbo boy:

^^^And these are product of our educational system

Only in Nigeria would someone be satisfied with living in ignorance,

person wey  no know, and know im no know, and yet dont want to know is a

Stop being like Sarah palin y'all, Ignorance is bliss,  To make matter worse na for your own country sef, how about if dem come ask u about botswana nkor?


And the only way to correct her is to make her look/feel silly cos she doesn't know where River State is. Nice one!

You don't have to be in Nigeria to be satisified with living with ignorance, as u put it. And I'm not being ignorant. I like to know where I am (East, West, North, South, etc) but I will not feel silly, and I will not let myself feel silly just cos I don't. . . an it's not about not wanting to know. I will know if I want to, I'm just not bothered. If that makes me sound ignorant to u then so be it.
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by lawrence83: 6:56pm On Oct 08, 2009
@ poster
we are still waiting.

the part 2 never come out.
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by funkygirl: 6:59pm On Oct 08, 2009
i can't wait to know the end of the story BECAUSE I'M GOING TO CAMP NOVEMBER. i know i am going to enjoy and have fun. God help me
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by jidobaba(m): 8:41pm On Oct 08, 2009
Funkygirl, wtf. How can u be so fokin excited about the NYSC. U must be a Bushgirl
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by blackboy: 9:12pm On Oct 08, 2009
I doubt it's real. I guess a wanna be Chimamanda Adichie in the practice cause as earlier pointed our Aero in Nigeria in 1990?!! Please!!! Or damn she must have been one of those extremely opulent children kids who hired Aero from outside Nigeria , which I doubt cause of how she prepared for the Camp. She's have taken the whole world.lol
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by Czarskit(m): 12:57am On Oct 09, 2009
Poster died in a mudslide. . . embarassed
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by Habibson(m): 6:32am On Oct 09, 2009
When ever u ar acquring something(education) dont think of excitement. But still be firm and send ur child to north.
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by semid4lyfe(m): 8:45am On Oct 09, 2009
This story should be yanked off the front page.
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by aysometin(f): 11:29am On Oct 09, 2009
jidobaba:

Funkygirl, wtf. How can u be so fokin excited about the NYSC. U must be a Bushgirl

LMAO grin grin
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by cbjonstage: 11:37am On Oct 09, 2009
@ poster, YOUR UNINTERESTING STORY WOULD VE END
" TO GOD BE THE GLORY "
WATCH OUT FOR PART 2
semid4lyfe:

This story should be yanked off the front page.
since u didnt structure ur story to keep us intrigue, d fun part of experience, suspense and all dat such write-up is bleeped
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by funkygirl: 12:49pm On Oct 09, 2009
please,let someone else tell us their story. i cant take this suspense any longer
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by onwa!!!!: 12:58pm On Oct 09, 2009
i would have love to see you to compersaite you ehhh yaaaa haaa haaa
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by otukpo(f): 1:55pm On Oct 09, 2009
Another thread shld be opened. It shld be titled "your NYSC experience" where anybody wld share his/her own experince. The poster her is not serious.
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by Iranoladun(f): 2:24pm On Oct 09, 2009
For all those who were wondering how I managed to remember everything that happened over 15 years ago I have this to tell you. Some people are blessed with good memories for events; I happen to be one of them. Although, I never claimed that I recalled all that happen during my NYSC year.

On the issue of Rivers state “being located in the east” , read my post on the 1st page again. I never made such claim what I wrote and I quote was “I have spent all my life in the west (Lagos, Oyo, Osun and Kwara) and have never been to the east”.

Yes, Aero contractor was operating flights then in the early 90’s in fact from what I gathered they were in Nigeria initially for chartered flights on the invitation of the Oil companies before they became a commercial airline. I remember I paid N500 (yes five hundred naira) for the flight to Port Harcourt.

For those who feel it is a waste of time please oblige me by clicking on another thread!
Now back to my story:

I arrived back in the hostel with one thought in my mind; how I’m going to take my bath in a hostel without a bathroom! However, trust our survival instincts. My colleagues in conjunction with some male Corpers have constructed a make-shift bathroom with bamboo palms and wood even with a door. All you need to do to use the bathroom is to go with at least 2 wrappers (large sheet) that you’d need to cover the peeping holes amongst the bamboo leaves/palms. Anyway, that bamboo bathroom was my ‘Jacuzzi’ throughout the camp period.

The dining area was close to my hostel and breakfast was set for around 8am (can’t recall the exact time). A platoon was in charge of the kitchen. Oh, I forgot to mention that each platoon was made to take turn in the preparation of food for a day in line with a roster drawn up by the Platoon Commandant.

I recalled my first breakfast, it was Akara (Bean Cake) and Pap (the meal was okay as I’m Yoruba). Although some of my fellow Corpers felt the meal was horrible and had to visit the mammy Market for alternatives. I only supplement my meal with sugar since NYSC did not serve us sugar with our pap.

The first day activity consists of us assembling in the hall for briefing and preparation for the swearing in parade scheduled for the next day. After the briefing I roamed round the camp in order to familiarize myself with my environment. I visited the mammy market, checked other hostel and along the way met my hostel mate Caroline Umezi (I reserved the story of my Christmas experience in her village for another day) who was also doing the same thing. She has been in camp earlier than me and she instantly became my camp guide. She took me to the buka (restaurants) and even showed me her favorite which is located near the camp main entrance. A plate of food cost N10 (ten naira) with a cup of ice-cold water to go with it (there was no pure water then and only the rich could afford bottled water- Ragolis or Swan).

We returned just in time for the lunch which Caroline did not want to miss but as for me I don’t take lunch. I thereby donated my lunch to a guy who was sitting near us in the dinning. His name is Chinedu (can’t recall his surname). He ended up chatting us up and we discovered that he’s in Caroline Platoon. Over a period of days he indicated interest in dating me but I was not interested so he went for Caroline and the romance commenced.

Caroline and I became friends. She loves Physical Training like me (being a daughter of a military man), she mixes easily with people of diverse nature, she also loves variety when it come to food and was willing to try new/strange food. She has a cousin in Port Harcourt and being a citizen of Imo state she blends easily with the environment and culture more than me.

I benefitted from Chinedu and Caroline relationship while at the camp. I was always invited when Chinedu is taking Caroline out for lunch or dinner or simply having fun doing Corper’s window shopping at the mammy market, photograph session, games e.g. ludo, scramble etc.

Through Caroline I met another friend Ahunna Anosike and Oby (cann’t recall her surname). Ahunna happened to be a fashionable Corper and Oby was a beautiful girl in all ramifications but definitely was more sophisticated than all of us. The four of us became friend and that friendship almost cost us our service year. A day to passing out parade, we went on AWOL. Oby claimed she was invited by her friend to a birthday party and also extended the invitation to Ahunna, Caroline and I. Caroline and I initially declined but we were persuaded by Ahunna to attend the party. We naively accepted the invitation. I was curious in how we were going to beat the fierce looking soldiers at the camp gate in order to sneak out. Oby assured us that all the arrangement has been taken care of. The party was set for 8pm and we were to leave during dinner via the bush.
We all dressed in our best. I was wearing my jeans and a T-shirt with my loafer. We succeeded in getting to the main road without being seen by any of the soldier.

I’d be right back
 
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by shigidi(m): 3:50pm On Oct 09, 2009
i served in borno state, was wonderful, did only three weeks though so maybe thats why, a year might have bin torture, but still miss maiduguri
Re: My NYSC Experience In Rivers State by okamal(m): 7:54pm On Oct 09, 2009
REM:NYSC STORY
2:Start
5:story =informative+educative
IF the remaining story >= educative 1 then 5 ELSE goto 10.
10: stop{if u tell lies u ar wrong}


lafssss grin grin grin sis, most of us get story to tell as per ajuwaya

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