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"Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by UnilagPwins(m): 6:04am On Jun 14
"Obtaining" is a popular word used by most students on campus. If you're just hearing that, don't worry, I'll explain it to you. "To obtain" means to forcefully collect one's property either by using armed instruments (e.g knife, gun) or using some strange or scary voice..(can I call this "robbery "�) I don't know any other way to explain this but as you read through, you'll surely understand what I'm talking about. Permit me, cos I'm gonna be making use of the word "obtain".

"Obtaining" as become a culture in the university of Lagos (no offence. I'm also a student there�) and a lot of people have kept quiet about this, maybe because of the pressure or the response they get after reporting to the security officers or maybe to their friends and you know how friends do behave, especially guys. They'll just laugh over it or call you names like "ode" (meaning "fool"wink.

I was once in the midst of my friends when a guy came in and was talking about this same issue. He shared his experience with us, how some notorious guys went away with his belongings (his phones, laptop and the little cash with him) after threatening to kill him if he shouts or make any silly move. He said,

"I was on my way home after we had an evening class in my faculty (revising for my forthcoming exams). I usually pass this road and something like this has never happened to me but I've heard of it a lot. It was 7:45pm when I left my faculty and was heading towards the second gate when I heard someone calling. At first, I pretended to be deaf not until two guys walked past and stopped me. The first guy was like " where u dey go?" and I replied him immediately that I was on my way home. At that point I noticed everywhere was so quiet and there was hardly anyone passing through that route. It was only the three of us there. Then I knew that I've entered into the lion's den�. The first thing I thought of was the laptop with me. It was given to me by my friend to make use of, for a quick revision. At that point I knew everything was just gonna disappear. I gave up.

The second guy told me to bring everything I have on me. At first, I tried to prove stubborn by not giving them anything not until the other guy showed me a gun� just below his belly. Well, I've watched lots of Nigerian movies where they make use of toy guns to rob, but I can't risk my life at that moment, besides, that was the first time someone's gonna show me a gun. Immediately, I gave them my 2 phones (with the charger�), laptop and my wallet (containing about 7k). I was just praying to God to come rescue me�. As soon as they collected everything, they disappeared into the thin air. I was speechless. I didn't even know when I shouted and some guys came and I narrated everything that happened to them. All they told me was to be careful next time, that incidents like this do happen, even on campus. Well, I'm a fresher. Maybe this is the way Unilag wants to welcome me�

After the guy narrated the whole story, my friends just bursted in laughter. "Sheybi u go dey form jagaban for campus. Why u no fight them na", said Uche, one funny guy in my dept.

But, truth be told, incidents like this are happening everyday and I know one of you reading this has been into such situation, one way or the other, or you know someone who has. Students are no longer safe in the campus environment and some have made a decision, never to step out of their hostel once it 7:00pm. Some have even decided never to stay on campus till they finish their education, due to incidents like this.
Yes, we know a university is a place where we meet different kind of people from different part of the country but if we all make up our mind to curb this social act by students (yes...students are the ones involved), working alongside with the management of the university, then we can for sure alleviate this mess.

I just hope this article gets approved so that people can be aware of what's happening in the University of Lagos. And the management of the university can do something about it or do more (if they're working on it). We're tired of this. Come to our rescue.�

#ObtainingOfStudentsMustStop

Prince N. (UnilagPwins)
Instagram: @unilagpwins

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by TarOrfeek: 6:28am On Jun 14
Them still never foork the person mama, way go born the bastard way go try obtain me.

Man up, bro!

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by LeHMaR(m): 6:38am On Jun 14
In Uniport it's called 'rassing'.. I was waiting for the part where you'd say they landed a slap but shockingly you didn't...
In uniport who uses gun to forcefully take your stuff?.. Just one factory-resetting slap and every request after that you'll just be complying anyhow... You won't even know when you tell them 'thank you' after they're done with you i swear..

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by hisgrace090: 6:53am On Jun 14
This is one of the reason IG of police look the other way when he hear about SARS tommenting the masses. Since Most of us have refuse to bahave well except with horse whips.

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by CodeTemplar: 7:04am On Jun 14
They are preparing you for the world out there. That's part of the advantage of the uni. It prepares ur ass for the action out there.

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:07am On Jun 14
The School managemaent should look into this menace!

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by UnilagPwins(m): 7:07am On Jun 14
LeHMaR:
In Uniport it's called 'rassing'.. I was waiting for the part where you'd say they landed a slap but shockingly you didn't...
In uniport who uses gun to forcefully take your stuff?.. Just one factory-resetting slap and every request after that you'll just be complying anyhow... You won't even know when you tell them 'thank you' after they're done with you i swear..

���� lmao. yes o. e dey happen here to. we call am "obtain"
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by inoki247: 7:07am On Jun 14
obtaining ke... Food iz readyy for d Sarz niggas..

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by ezeagu(m): 7:09am On Jun 14
"armed instruments" just say weapons.

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by cyborg123(m): 7:09am On Jun 14
angry
It is getting to a point where we may all be needing a licensed firearm on our person at all times.

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by BlackAfrican: 7:09am On Jun 14
Don't carry excessive cash around.... Don't carry atm as well... Stop showing yourself by dressing extravagantly to class... You came to read not engage in fashion parade...

If you present yourself as a target you'll be used as a target....

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Hustlersdiary: 7:11am On Jun 14
E de happen wella for LASU environs

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by slawomir: 7:13am On Jun 14
ok
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Nazgul: 7:13am On Jun 14
Ok
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by OkekeChristian(m): 7:15am On Jun 14
If I say Booha... now, they will say I've started. cheesy
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Hyinkar97(m): 7:15am On Jun 14
BlackAfrican:
Don't carry excessive cash around.... Don't carry atm as well... Stop showing yourself by dressing extravagantly to class... You came to read not engage in fashion parade...

If you present yourself as a target you'll be used as a target....
Make I no fresh because say na book I come read abi?

Lemme drop this here:
Countless number of times, I have seen people try to portray the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote e.t.c as rich people who don’t live a flashy lifestyle just because they don’t wear “Gucci” and all other designers considered as “flashy/classy” being worn by Hushpuppi and all other celebrities. I can’t help but laugh at their ignorance.

Taking the owner of Facebook as an example, they say he “ordinary plain grey T-shirts” despite having a net worth of over 72 billion USD. Have you ever tried checking out how much each of the T-shirt costs? In case you’re not informed, each of them costs around $300-$400 and he has lots and lots and lots of them. There are even rumors he doesn’t wear a T-shirt twice. So you can imagine how wearing $2100-$2800 worth of “ordinary plain grey T-shirts” a week portrays you as being “simple”.

Do you even know he spent $100 million on buying two properties on Kauai Island in 2014 alone? He has several other properties which amounts to millions of dollars. Now is that still a “simple” life? Bill Gates owns a house that costs $123 million and he’s a “simple” man just because he doesn’t wear Gucci?

The fact that people spend money on what they wear doesn’t mean they don’t have investments/businesses. A person buys an iPhone X/Samsung S9 plus and the next thing people say is “He should have bought a land in Ibeju”, “Why didn’t he invest that money on cryptocurrency?”, “Oh, he is living a fake life. He should have invested the money on landed properties”. Do you know if the person in question has built two houses in Ibeju already? Do you know if he has a substantial amount of digital currencies? Do you even know if he doesn’t like the idea of doing business at all?

The point is, we all have different personalities and what entices or makes us happy are distinct from one another. We all have different mentalities. So, if man A decides to spend HIS money on clothing and fashion items, man B might decide to spend HIS on buying cars. Man C might decide to spend it on houses. This doesn’t mean man A is trying to be flashy or man C is a “simple” man. It all depends on what makes you happy.

Everyone is entitled to his/her own kind of lifestyle!

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Bluezy13(m): 7:15am On Jun 14
CodeTemplar:
They are preparing you for the world out there. That's part of the advantage of the uni. It prepares ur ass for the action out there.

Hehehe...

The only preparation I had while in school was my first carryover.

Since then nothing has made that depressed again.
And nothing will.

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by BlueRayDick: 7:15am On Jun 14
Hustlersdiary:
E de happen wella for LASU environs

lol. Àwọn ti PPL. PPL and okoko in general is the headquarters of obtaining in that area.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by UjuJoan2: 7:15am On Jun 14
So this is what our youths are up to these days in the Universities? STEALING!!

The call it 'obtaining' to make it sound cool when in actual fact it it arned robbery.

This is quite sad!

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by DogCynophile(f): 7:16am On Jun 14
From your write up you sound like a sissy sef.....man up bro... grin

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by DivinelyBlessed: 7:16am On Jun 14
Unilag boys...

Una don start again?.

I'm suspecting High rise area

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by BlueRayDick: 7:16am On Jun 14
You should always study your environment. This is one mistake freshers always make. They live freely with open mind without being conscious of their environment. There are always unscrupulous elements lurking around every school premises. You just have to be vigilant.

When I was in school, it was always all eyes open.i no like wàhálà and I no enjoy to watch wàhálà happen for my presence. Once I notice one or two movements around me and I see say Ẹ Don set, I go just discharge. It's later I will hear gist of things that happened in that area immediately I commot.

Jí masun

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by bro4u: 7:16am On Jun 14
UNIUYO has been suffering this, the 'show me love boiz'

I remember when they obtained my fone at AkpanEkpo market one night lyk dat..... I laid a curse on them that their CGPA should be divided by 7

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by geoinvestor(m): 7:17am On Jun 14
OP, was your leg paining you?

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by andrew12(m): 7:18am On Jun 14
Hyinkar97:

Make I no fresh because say na book I come read abi?

hope say dem no go pursue you from school before you gradge!!!
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by TDonald: 7:18am On Jun 14
So many foolish comments on this thread angry

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by andrew12(m): 7:19am On Jun 14
Lol Z people one day u shall L **** D up

TarOrfeek:
Go ask them for Zambezi.


Them still never foork the person mama, way go born the bastard way go try obtain me.

Man up, bro!

Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by lolaShane(f): 7:19am On Jun 14
Op. you're not a Man
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by madenigga(m): 7:22am On Jun 14
LeHMaR:
In Uniport it's called 'rassing'.. I was waiting for the part where you'd say they landed a slap but shockingly you didn't...
In uniport who uses gun to forcefully take your stuff?.. Just one factory-resetting slap and every request after that you'll just be complying anyhow... You won't even know when you tell them 'thank you' after they're done with you i swear..

Hypo... they hardly rass in uniport inside sch except off camp aluu and choba area.

Except uniport has changed

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by JerryQ: 7:24am On Jun 14
When you live in an obtaining area, you should prepare yourself always knowing what is possible. You limit carrying gadgets, you avoid some streets, you look behind when walking on some streets, you start running when someone calls you from behind, you don't pass lonely streets at night or too early in the morning. In fact you are always sensitive, I once lived in such area, you have to weigh the value of clothes you are wearing before stepping out to some area cos they can even obtain your belt or shoes

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by MAJORBANKZ(m): 7:25am On Jun 14
we use the slang DUFF in my own sch.

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