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10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Faibuhari: 2:37pm On Feb 26, 2015
Lagos is a *crazy* city situated right next to and inside the Atlantic Ocean…Hello!... It is a city of action. There is commotion as everyone is on the move (some of the people may not even know where exactly they are going, but that doesn’t deter them from being in a hurry).
In furtherance of the Spirit of Lagos, I would like to share some funny things that happen only in Lagos and which make Lagosians unique.

1. Fighting passenger/pick pockets

The early morning rush in Lagos to board a bus is a funny experience. Passengers fight and pick pockets do their brisk business, as the conductor stands aside abusing and cursing passengers not to spoil his rickety door.

2. No change

Conductors remind passengers to hold their *Change*.  This scenario happens in all major bus-stop in Lagos. Sometimes the conductor says he has no * change*. Dat tin dey pain me! You will be joined or *married* off to someone by the conductor in order for th two of you to sort youselves out.

3. Crazy traffic

The kind of traffic experienced in Lagos is *maybe* the worst in Africa. There are some roads in Lagos where traffic is so congested that people sleep in the bus and when they get to their bus stop, they alight and turn back to start going back to work.  Roads like Ikororodu, Ikotun, Apapa, and Mile 2 are living examples.

4. Free transport for law enforcement agents

It’s only in Lagos where law enforcement agents board vehicles without paying because their presence allows the driver to break traffic rules and to minimise money collected by *agbero*. The police, army, navy, air force, Man O war, and LASTMA are all beneficiaries. KAI officials are asked to pay because *bus no dey cross main road*

5. Professional/clean beggars

It’s only in Lagos where a well-dressed man will walk up to you and tell you that he is stranded; he doesn't have transport fare. Don't mind him, we call them *professional beggars* here. They will tell you heart rendering stories like they are going for an interview. They are everywhere in Lagos.

6. Running after the bus

It’s only in Lagos where people run after a bus to board and alight when the bus is still in motion. It’s called survival of the fittest. In Lagos, we see it as normal because you need to be agile and strong to deal with the hassles of Lagos.

7. *Fashola is working*

Don’t get shocked! You got it right.
Don't pray for rain to fall in Lagos.  It’s either your street or house will be flooded, or you might not even get home because of traffic. In Lagos we call those floods *Fashola is working*.

8. Everyone can eat

In Lagos, no matter the amount of money you have you will eat. Man must live nah!  You will still see a place where you can buy rice and meat #100, just visit the local iya basira stand and you will eat and smile on.

9. *Expensive* tenants

It’s mostly in Lagos where you will see someone driving a very expensive car, but he is still a tenant. Maybe they don't want to build their own or the car is just for show off or they are drivers or they can't afford living in some areas where their money can get them a good estate.

10. Early commuters

Some people leave their houses as early as 3 a.m. Don’t mind the fact that they might have gotten to the house at 12 a.m. So they just spend 3 hours at home.

Feel free to add yours.

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by EMEzzy(m): 3:56pm On Feb 26, 2015
11.The hawkers that run faster than usain bolt
12.The famous 'it was white' conductor singlet
13.A lady and conductor abusing each other(it happens all the time)
14.Children unclad and with substances in their nose playing football
15.People stepping on each other while walking

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by LadyX(f): 5:38am On Feb 27, 2015
EMEzzy:
11.The hawkers that run faster than usain bolt
12.The famous 'it was white' conductor singlet
13.A lady and conductor abusing each other(it happens all the time)
14.Children unclad and with substances in their nose playing football
15.People stepping on each other while walking

You mean there are unclad kids in Lagos? angry

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by LadyX(f): 5:39am On Feb 27, 2015
EMEzzy:
11.The hawkers that run faster than usain bolt
12.The famous 'it was white' conductor singlet
13.A lady and conductor abusing each other(it happens all the time)
14.Children unclad and with substances in their nose playing football
15.People stepping on each other while walking

You mean there are unclad kids in Lagos? angry
Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Nobody: 7:29am On Feb 27, 2015
fp seeker@op

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by EMEzzy(m): 8:12am On Feb 27, 2015
LadyX:


You mean there are unclad kids in Lagos? angry
idk im speaking from when i was growing up,are u surprised?
Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by LadyX(f): 8:55am On Feb 27, 2015
EMEzzy:
idk im speaking from when i was growing up,are u surprised?
Yep. Am a little surprised, but no problem wink
Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by EMEzzy(m): 6:04pm On Feb 27, 2015
LadyX:

Yep. Am a little surprised, but no problem wink
oya add ya own grin
Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by LadyX(f): 7:45pm On Feb 27, 2015
[quote author=EMEzzy poste
Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by LadyX(f): 7:46pm On Feb 27, 2015
EMEzzy:
oya add ya own grin
I no get my own o! I be village girl. smiley

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Lagusta(m): 9:18pm On Feb 27, 2015
Eko for show!!!¡

I miss Lagos.....

I really wanna go there!!!!

Hit like if you are a real lagosian, not an immigrant ooo, an indigene of Lagos like me!!!! wink

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by yuzjet(m): 9:18pm On Feb 27, 2015
Kul
Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by auntymi(f): 9:18pm On Feb 27, 2015
LoudspeakEr, frm buses,mosques,chruches nd evn frm shops......lagos is too clamorous

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by joedrae(m): 9:18pm On Feb 27, 2015
Eko akete...Ilu ogbon

You need to be very smart in Lagos else you'll be outsmarted.

The state you can drive through the 3rd mainland bridge in 10mins without traffic and 4hrs or more when there's traffic.

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by simplemach(m): 9:18pm On Feb 27, 2015
Nawaooooo, what about nyashes, no free ones in Lagos?

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by ayodijex(m): 9:19pm On Feb 27, 2015
Abi i never book space ni?
Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by klem93(m): 9:19pm On Feb 27, 2015
Mehn I cant stay in that state... so rugged and noisy... if you are not sharp u will be trampled

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Arlex(m): 9:19pm On Feb 27, 2015
If there's any set of ppl to fear, I think it's those professional beggers... They r worse dan d guys dat pick pocket.

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Situation001(m): 9:19pm On Feb 27, 2015
Lagos is also full of observers.. like the OP embarassed























#SAI GMB... I HAVE DECIDED grin grin grin

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by ichidodo: 9:20pm On Feb 27, 2015
Aaah....Lagos.The place where we lost our virginity...Tis no wonder tis called no man's land.

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Dyt(f): 9:20pm On Feb 27, 2015
Up NEPA
Curses when power is gone

Yoruba's will say
Awon oloshi oloriburuku
Igbo's will say anuofia
Hausa's will say shege bansa

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by UrennaNkoli(f): 9:20pm On Feb 27, 2015
Lol @ rich tennants that one is so common. Reminds me of a tenant like that in ikoyi that rides a hyundai equus with about 2 other exotic SUV's and works with a very popular oil company yet he's a tenant.
How about the proven fact that 89.9% of Lagosians with PVC's are APC loyalist and will stop at nothing to vote out the clueless administration of GEJ. Everyone here wants change.
Sai Buhari.

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by steppin: 9:20pm On Feb 27, 2015
Stench and Dirtiness nko?

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Situation001(m): 9:21pm On Feb 27, 2015
lolz.. reminds me of the life I was living before moving to france...

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Johnheir2(m): 9:21pm On Feb 27, 2015
Fake advertisement of job vacancies....

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by EMEzzy(m): 9:21pm On Feb 27, 2015
LadyX:

I no get my own o! I be village girl. smiley
Na lie joor,you wan tell me say you neve reach lag b4. shocked
Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Nobody: 9:23pm On Feb 27, 2015
Gala and lacasera..... grin grin

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by Caracta(f): 9:24pm On Feb 27, 2015
Crazy city you can't help but like.

Annoying sometimes...or all the time.

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Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by ShakurM(m): 9:24pm On Feb 27, 2015
Lasqidi...hustlers state of mind
Re: 10 Unique Things That Are Common In Lagos by tobtap: 9:24pm On Feb 27, 2015
las gidi...city of hustlers....great city cheesy grin

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