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Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by CastedDude: 6:02am On Jun 30, 2017
A Nigerian lawyer identified as Firsts Baba Isa, based in Abuja has narrated his "horrible" experience in Lagos after falling in love with the commercial city. The man and his Uber driver got stuck in a flood after deciding to take a short-cut to the airport. Read what he shared on his social media page yesterday.

Lagos does it to me again.

I remember sometime last year when I came to Lagos and had to literally swim through a flood to find my way to court. Since then I have been to Lagos several times and I thought those days are gone for good. I thought Lagos finally decided to be nice to the Ninja Lawyer.

On Tuesday I waited for 5 hours in the Abuja airport before getting to Lagos. A 6pm flight became 7:30pm and finally we took off by 9pm or thereabouts for Lagos. We landed way pass 10pm and by the time I got to Lekki where I will be lodging Wednesday was saying goodbye to Tuesday.

Well, this wasn't entirely Lagos fault, so I didn't allow it affect our relationship. I started questioning my decision to fall in love with Lagos when on my way to court on Wednesday morning I got caught up in a nasty traffic.

I knew it. This traffic will not allow my relationship with Lagos to flourish. I gnashed my teeth throughout the uber ride to court and by the time I got there court was already sitting. Hay God!

Luckily I wasn't late for my matter.

After court, I and Lagos made up. I hooked up with some friends and proteges. We sat out for lunch and a beautiful discussion. Yeah, Lasgidi, this is how to be romantic in a relationship.

Then Lagos...

This morning I booked an uber ride, heads to the airport to catch my 11am flight, then Lagos started happening to me.

My oversabi driver started looking for short cuts to beat traffic. Me, what and where do I know na? I sat down there giving tacit approval: go guy, go; by all means dodge the gaddem traffic!

We negotiated a bend and a massive body of water appeared before us in the middle of a dilapidated street. My driver drove to what he considered the side of the body of water and roared in.

Right in the middle of that big dirty body of water, the engine died without even giving us the respect of coughing the traditional last cough cars cough before they die.

Before you can say Juliet, the car was already flooding. The driver got out and swam to safety leaving me in the car. I was shouting for him to come open the door for me before that bastard realized that he has mistakenly locked me in.

I swam out too. Shoe, trousers and all. We got my laptop bag and suit case out before water could get to it but my other bag in the boot wasn't that lucky. It was dripping water when we brought it out. My court files, my diary, my books are in this bag.

I started to laugh because I wanted to cry.

We paid some guys to push the car out of the water and another uber came to pick me up to the airport. The race to catch my flight began in the wicked Lagos traffic. God even saved me from a terrible accident.

My driver nearly ran into a parked car, thinking it was a moving car. He missed it by the whiskers. Hay God. I begged him to take it easy. It was clear I will miss my flight anyways.

Then I prayed to God for the flight to be delayed. Just as I said "Amen", I got a text: the 11am flight has been shifted to 2pm. If you see the way I celebrated God in that car ehn, the driver just weak.

You may call this coincidence. You might have a scientific or whatever explanation for this occurrence, that one is your own. All I know is that I prayed for that flight to be shifted and it was shifted immediately. Praise God.

But, seriously, those of you who love Lagos, how do you survive in such an abusive relationship?


Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2017/06/i-fell-i-love-lagos-city-abuja-based-lawyer-photos.html

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by CastedDude: 6:03am On Jun 30, 2017

Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by CastedDude: 6:05am On Jun 30, 2017
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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by mormonslayer: 6:10am On Jun 30, 2017
Lagos ? you can pay me all the money in this world, and I still will never go back to that filty Town.

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by Antina(f): 6:12am On Jun 30, 2017
Good story anyway! interesting!!!

We've been coping same way you made your flight eventually.

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by Godmother(f): 6:12am On Jun 30, 2017
Johnny, welcome to Lagos, land of survivors and the nastiest of traffics. Those of us who were born and bred here know how to manoeuvre the toughest of situations.

May your romance with the city grow stronger.

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by profhezekiah: 6:18am On Jun 30, 2017
mormonslayer:
Lagos ? you can pay me all the money in this world, and I still will never go back to that filty Town.
Waoooooh U mean U av taken ur nuisance away frm lagos? With d like of U leaving lagos, lagos will experience sanity soon

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by ochobaba(m): 6:21am On Jun 30, 2017
Falling in love with lagos city is just like falling in love with nepa cz your life will still be in shock

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by alade112(m): 6:22am On Jun 30, 2017
So? Did they force you to love or stay there.

Flood do happen in advance cities, it's not a matter of better infrastructure,U can't just cheat Nature. The United States is faced with many natural disasters ranging from
Hurricane,tornado,wildfire etc. they still love their cities.

About the traffic Wetin you want make countries like China, Mexico,russia and maybe US do? So no traffic for Abj abi?

Abeg to stay or love lagos isn't by force Lagos is not even among the top most congested cities in the world.

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by Nobody: 6:27am On Jun 30, 2017
grin grin Lagos;no place where i'd rather be.God bless Lagos cool

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by spinna: 6:28am On Jun 30, 2017
Counsel, sorry about your books, Lagos has its face lifted side and it also has many bad (roads) sides, thank God for your life.

It is definitely a city of amazing character and vibrance as well as beauty and culture


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxfVOpJ4S4s&t=25s

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by CplusJason: 6:30am On Jun 30, 2017
Try Uyo, Enugu, Asaba, Warri and Port Harcourt next time. cool



Especially my Delta state, The pride of the South, So vastly endowed with several magnificent edifices. wink

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by ogtavia(m): 6:37am On Jun 30, 2017
As far back as 2011,I made the decision not to settle down in Lagos....the traffic,noise,angry commuters,the rush,the smell in some areas,the undying lifestyle of hopelessness...smh

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by rheether(f): 6:38am On Jun 30, 2017
I'd rather back to my Enugu than stay in Lagos.

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by Partnerbiz: 6:56am On Jun 30, 2017
Enugu cool state.

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by dominique(f): 7:04am On Jun 30, 2017
Very hilarious write-up especially the last paragraph grin

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by Jostico: 7:10am On Jun 30, 2017
See people going over Lagos. wow it's like saying California is more conducive to New York
Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by sinkhole(m): 7:14am On Jun 30, 2017
I started to laugh because I wanted to cry.
grin grin grin cheesy cheesy shocked shocked This is what you do in Nigeria when everything seems upside down cheesy
When you have an important document to prepare and NEPA/PHCN/DISCOs will not bring electricity and your laptop is dead/about to die!
When your wife is about to deliver in the middle of the night and there is no doctor on duty!
When your school fee portal is about to close and the government will not pay salary!
I can go on and on

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by alcmene: 7:15am On Jun 30, 2017
Me settle down in Lagos the dirtiest city in the world

He's happy it's just the normal Flood.... some chaps are still looking for their heads and intestines.

Next time get a canoe and paddle your way out

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by alcmene: 7:20am On Jun 30, 2017
alade112:
So? Did they force you to love or stay there.

Flood do happen in advance cities, it's not a matter of better infrastructure,U can't just cheat Nature. The United States is faced with many natural disasters ranging from
Hurricane,tornado,wildfire etc. they still love their cities.

About the traffic Wetin you want make countries like China, Mexico,russia and maybe US do? So no traffic for Abj abi?

Abeg to stay or love lagos isn't by force Lagos is not even among the top most congested cities in the world.


Is this also a natural disaster

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by alade112(m): 7:25am On Jun 30, 2017
alcmene:
Me settle down in Lagos the dirtiest city in the world

He's happy it's just the normal Flood.... some chaps are still looking for their heads and intestines.

Next time get a canoe and paddle your way out

ogtavia:
As far back as 2011,I made the decision not to settle down in Lagos....the traffic,noise,angry commuters,the rush,the smell in some areas,the undying lifestyle of hopelessness...smh
tongue

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by alcmene: 7:29am On Jun 30, 2017
profhezekiah:
Waoooooh U mean U av taken ur nuisance away frm lagos? With d like of U leaving lagos, lagos will experience sanity soon



Lol are you a Lagosian or even residing in Lagos

Even Ogbomosho chaps dey claim Lagosian

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by Giel(f): 7:39am On Jun 30, 2017
This is too funny grin grin

"I started to laugh because I wanted to cry."

Op sorry, grin grin

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by alade112(m): 7:42am On Jun 30, 2017
alcmene:



Is this also a natural disaster

these are human disaster and can be found all over the world,so lagos is not left out, the management are working on it or are you saying u can't find this in other cities in nigeria?

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by Daeylar(f): 7:45am On Jun 30, 2017
grin grin grin grin

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by mormonslayer: 7:53am On Jun 30, 2017
profhezekiah:
Waoooooh U mean U av taken ur nuisance away frm lagos? With d like of U leaving lagos, lagos will experience sanity soon

Maybe when you learn to write like a freaking grown up you are, this conversation is over have a nice life loser.

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by bercarray(m): 8:09am On Jun 30, 2017
OK
Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by adorablevic(f): 8:09am On Jun 30, 2017
l love Lagos despite d craziness nd all
it's fun, nd I love fun

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by Arian11(m): 8:10am On Jun 30, 2017
lol sorry man....poo happens and i thought port-harcourt is bad

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Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by nzepaula41(f): 8:10am On Jun 30, 2017
There is an ugly side to most cities in the world too.
It's just the case. However, something should be dome about this. We are in the 21st century.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hImzDfoONI4
Re: Lawyer & His Uber Driver Stuck In Lagos Flood (Photos) by ugosonics: 8:11am On Jun 30, 2017
Too bad

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