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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by LeHMaR(m): 8:21am On Jun 14
madenigga:


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

Except uniport has changed
My dear, they would rass you in broad daylight, in full view of passersby and for the first thing on your mind will be to signal the security officers (man'o'war) but you'll be shocked to see them already looking at you and your predicament... Ask any knowing uniport student what happens in 'Abuja' these days...
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by pafo(m): 8:24am On Jun 14
Four years in Unilag and not a single problem with me or anyone I know on campus. Maybe you look timid, and they love timid looking guys.

Next time, try and walk with at least one other person and not just yourself.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Hustlersdiary: 8:24am On Jun 14
Niceman4u:


is Ojo not d hiding place for criminals?
LASU criminals even rob villagers

U sabi
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Kyllahmc(m): 8:24am On Jun 14
mehn reading some comments from guys just dey vex me... all of them go dey waka majestically like say dem be men but na women them be... how you go allow your fellow man intimidate you like that
My grandpa no be obote
my papa no be obote
so how I go be obote.. when no be obote blood dey my system?

y'all man up abeg it's embarrassing... or remain obote forever!
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Hustlersdiary: 8:24am On Jun 14
Toybreezy:


Not anymore.

WHO talk am?
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Hustlersdiary: 8:25am On Jun 14
BlueRayDick:


lol. Àwọn ti PPL. PPL and okoko in general is the headquarters of obtaining in that area.

Gbayi u sabi. Them mad gan for those areas.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Octaves(m): 8:27am On Jun 14
this is wrong. have you tried reporting to those school authorities. you should do that. if its not against the school rules, report to the police too. stop carrying your laptop, expensive phones and wallet or too much cash in the night. just go with a small phone and some change and your books. and wear sneakers so that if it calls for running, you'd be ready. if you notice them again, run towards areas where there are people and shout.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by lexy2014: 8:28am On Jun 14
UnilagPwins:
"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
have u informed ur SUG and d school authorities about this ugly trend?
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Octaves(m): 8:28am On Jun 14
didn't experience this through out my years in Awka.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by dkronicle(m): 8:28am 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....
lols guy na my code be dis currently. Not because of any student gan, because of sars gan gan.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by DivinelyBlessed: 8:31am On Jun 14
Youngeasy1:


During my Bsc. Days in Unilag (Graduated last year and currently serving) I only heard of such incidence happening around Faculty of Art/Business Admin during late hours but that was during my year one in school.

From year 2 to final year was calm and I didn't hear of such.

From the Op writeups... Since he said it's he was obtained in second gate (Iwaya gate) I can only suspect FSS boys... I fear those boys. That's the headquater of cult boys in Unilag.
Actually, incidents like these don't occur frequently because of the relatively strong presence of protection and security within the school environment. Alpha Base, those guys are really doing their job.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by anibi9674: 8:32am On Jun 14
who still day use the word obtain for such act, you guys must be old school in slangs. sorry for the driving of ur treasures.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Octaves(m): 8:32am On Jun 14
Kyllahmc:
mehn reading some comments from guys just dey vex me... all of them go dey waka majestically like say dem be men but na women them be... how you go allow your fellow man intimidate you like that
My grandpa no be obote
my papa no be obote
so how I go be obote.. when no be obote blood dey my system?

y'all man up abeg it's embarrassing... or remain obote forever!
many of your type have been wasted on the road because of lack of sense. if you are confronted with two armed robbers in the night. it's only wisdom and God that will set you free whether u be Floyd mayweather, just one shot and your machismo will end.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Kyllahmc(m): 8:37am On Jun 14
Octaves:
many of your type have been wasted on the road because of lack of sense. if you are confronted with two armed robbers in the night. it's only wisdom and God that will set you free whether u be Floyd mayweather, just one shot and your machismo will end.
give them whatever they want... let them turn around and then shoot them in the head.
God doesn't set you free.. you set yourself free.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by itzprezy: 8:39am On Jun 14
It happens in almost all unis.esp off campus.in futminna na only long knife dem go show u .try struggle with dem na blood go full ur body
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by bibiking7(m): 8:42am On Jun 14


We learn everyday, i finished from unilag a few years ago. I am not sure about private universities, but these things happen in most public universities. The last time i went to Unilag, there were security men with Pump action rifles, guess that did not help. Its the same in the outside world, so brace yourself. Folks that believe that they are strong will always try to prey on those they perceive as weak.
When going out at night, walk through well lit areas. Make friends and stop walking alone (be a liverpool fan, just kidding). I was never obtained because , My voice was very hoarse and my face strong. My pidgeon game was tight. Plus i had some friends that feared nobody (Based on where they grew up), and we were always together.

I no say make you go join bad gang o.


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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by LeHMaR(m): 8:43am On Jun 14
Octaves:
many of your type have been wasted on the road because of lack of sense. if you are confronted with two armed robbers in the night. it's only wisdom and God that will set you free whether u be Floyd mayweather, just one shot and your machismo will end.
Who has bullets to be wasting on that one, just a good jab with a sharp blade to the lower abdomen, the kind sleep wey go catch you immediately eeh, you no need to be doctor to know say na die you dey so...
Avoid the situation but once you don enter, abeg for your family's sake. Just comply

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Octaves(m): 8:47am On Jun 14
Kyllahmc:
give them whatever they want... let them turn around and then shoot them in the head.
God doesn't set you free.. you set yourself free.
that's if you are armed. it's a crime to carry firearm in this country or else you are an armed robber yourself.
spare me the atheist bs.

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Octaves(m): 8:50am On Jun 14
LeHMaR:

Who has bullets to be wasting on that one, just a good jab with a sharp blade to the lower abdomen, the kind sleep wey go catch you immediately eeh, you no need to be doctor to know say na die you dey so...
Avoid the situation but once you don enter, abeg for your family's sake. Just comply
e be lyk say na Yankee him dey dey watch action movie.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by ovokate(f): 8:50am On Jun 14
Don't be surprised that most of these 'obtainers' are not even students of the school. Anyone goes in and out of the campus. Some will come during exams when students are Checking sitting arrangements, they'll pretend to be students checking their matric number and use the opportunity to dip their hand into open bags or appealing pockets
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by ziddy(m): 8:54am On Jun 14
TDonald:
So many foolish comments on this thread angry



They are all fööls, telling him to man up, he's a sissy, etc. That's just plain armed robbery and we dont need a soothsayer to tell us that people who engage in such activity as students will graduate to home invasions, rape etc later in the wider society. That is if they are not already into such crimes even while living on campus.

Nairaland is a barometer for the state of Nigerian youth and a pointer to the disastrous future that awaits this nation. The youth are all over here, they can't even spell, think or understand the basic requirements of a stable society. Nigeria is going to crumble on the same epic scale as DR Congo and the reverberations will be felt even up to the shores of the Indian Ocean!

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Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by ItsOquakes(m): 8:55am On Jun 14
uniben!!
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Ugosample(m): 9:03am On Jun 14
otokx:
Most students think the campus is some form of ideal environment and so move about carelessly, easily distracted.

When moving in Nigeria especially at night move in groups. Also move with the barest of items, no phones, no keys, the barest money.

Making calls while strolling after 7pm is an invitation to the thieves.

Sad reality of living in Nigeria undecided

Living in fear.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by EmmyChizkid(m): 9:04am On Jun 14
Obtaining has been a mainstay here in Lasu from time immemorial, especially if you stay around PPL area or okoko. Those guys have zero chill.
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Kyllahmc(m): 9:04am On Jun 14
Octaves:
that's if you are armed. it's a crime to carry firearm in this country or else you are an armed robber yourself.
spare me the atheist bs.
lol I'm not an armed robber.. I'm a very responsible guy who believes in self defense... cos I have been through the street almost all my life and I know how it is out there.
#peace
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Octaves(m): 9:13am On Jun 14
Kyllahmc:
lol I'm not armed robber.. I'm a very responsible guy who believes in self defense... cos I have been through the street almost all my life and I know how it is out there.
self defence is good. but its not practical all the time. sometimes its wiser to play a fool and be spared your life.�
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by madenigga(m): 9:18am On Jun 14
Onugbu:
oga u don't know uniport, just go to ematex and u will share grace, or ofrima side, abi na mama abuja, everywhere don cast...
The battle ground is now inside campus
Wen i being dae sch no be so...

Wetin cm happen nw, abi na coz of say men for sch don few
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Floda: 9:28am On Jun 14
Omo Na everywhere Ooh.. here in FUTO it called DRIVING or RUNNING STREET.. it happens in some areas like ELVIS BUKA, SEET HEAD, SEET COMPLEX, UMUCHIMA, EZIOBODO, WORKSHOP 3... Omo no bi small thing..

by God's grace I have escaped some DRIVING

d thing is just be smart, sharp and prayerful.. at night don't take gadgets out, u can also get a small Nokia phone dat u can take out @ nite... with small cash like #1000 or #500..


and learn how 2 RUN VERY FAST.. it will help alot
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by Donsammi(m): 9:34am On Jun 14
romeoetin:


Ahh boss. Futo boys no dey obtain shirt oo. They collect my 2 weeks old phone was year for eziobodo sad

lol
the guy wan try pass the MSG say futo boys poor die.


anyway imsu worse

they drive you with swags..

codely
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by don4real18(m): 9:52am On Jun 14
Walk in groups
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by eulogy: 10:02am On Jun 14
Obtain na normal slang 4 area na... #southsouth
Re: "Obtaining" Is Now A Culture In Unilag by suremanpatriot: 10:05am On Jun 14
This must be stopped,maybe nonstudents parade d campus at nightfall. Security system should stop this shittt

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