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Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by QuitNotice(m): 12:59pm On Jun 18, 2018
The rapid migration from other parts of the nation to Lagos, the commercial capital of West Africa has called for concern in some quarters. This, is mostly due to the ever-swelling population in the state.
This continuous drastic influx of persons, alongside other factors has, most times, placed some aspects of life in this state on a knife edge. Below are a few of such cases, as a matter of opinion though.

(1). Soakaways

With such a massive population (over 18 million)
concentrated in such a small landmass, a majority of the land owners tend to put space ahead of safety in their plans. This includes tiny rooms, kitchens, bathroom /toilets, and economising with the space for citing the soakaway. Most build their soakaways in parts of the compound where people walk regularly on them. This calls for concern as such could be a death trap. You just need to be careful when walking around the compound, as you could be jumping on a soakaway slab.

(2). Armed robbery

Inasmuch as this is no longer a trend, given the efforts of then governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola in lighting up the city, and the continuity seen with Akinwumi Ambode, in that regard, as well as positive security measures being introduced, armed robbery, very brutal ones at that, remains a major challenge in the state. This reminds one of the festac bank robbery few years ago, where the most painful, as rumoured was a slain woman. It was said that she was lying safely on the floor somewhere in the house in the course of the robbery, but got up to tend to her crying baby, obviously disturbed by the incessant shootings. She was said to have been hit by a stray bullet. The baby ended up in perfect condition. Robberies generally, are usually brutal in this city, and hence pose a big threat.

(3). "One chance"

If you are a true Lagosian, this needs no explaining. But for the benefit of non Lagosians, one chance is a set of kidnappers, robbers or ritualists who operate by pretending to be commercial buses and take their unsuspecting victims to an isolated place to conclude the operation. You need to be mindful of the type of vehicle you board in this city.

(4). Falling Roof/Ceilings

Since tenants are mostly desperate, and hardly have a choice, most land owners fail to properly maintain their properties. Leaky roofs could, overtime, cause wooden structures of the roofs and ceilings to weaken and one day, collapse on the occupant. You need to constantly assess what's over your head, especially in a persistently leaky roof arrangement.

(5). Accident

Ah, this one seems to be the commonest of them all. Ever heard of a day when there was no accidents at all on the famous 3rd mainland bridge? Then that must be a special day. In this city, once you are on the road, whether as a driver or pedestrian, you need to apply your five senses. Adhering 100% to the laws of traffic won't be enough. You might be using 'look left, look right, and look left again', etc in other states, don't feel too confident with that in Lagos. All your sense organs must 'pick' like a stabiliser (pun intended) as soon as you step outside of your comfort zone in Lagos, not to talk of being on the roads. Or you want to use 'every other driver is a mad man' in Lagos, it won't suffice. Every other drivers could be mad men waiting in front for you, or pursuing you from the back, or sides. Use your five senses.

(6). Generator fume

Due to the minimal space, most generating sets are kept either by the windows, or corridor. This increases the CO level in the air, and can cause death by suffocation, especially with ventilation already poor.


***Frustration: if you let the stressful life (aptly described as hustling and bustling) of Lagos to get to you, you might eventually find yourself on the other end of suicide, just because a little child refuses to greet you.

Disclaimer: this wasn't, in any way, put together to discredit this beautiful city though. There are far more positives, if you are talking about Lagos life generally, and that's for another thread.
Feel free to add yours.

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Sunnynaz: 4:26pm On Jun 18, 2018
First to comment. Coming from the street of Lagos Naija Tv record the best streat interview. Moderators abeg watch before u ban me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5CUEdva1tE

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by edlion57(m): 4:26pm On Jun 18, 2018
Lagos country

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by calculator1(m): 4:26pm On Jun 18, 2018
Hmm
Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by semyman: 4:27pm On Jun 18, 2018
God have mercy

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Bobby4090: 4:27pm On Jun 18, 2018
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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Olalan(m): 4:27pm On Jun 18, 2018
All these are happening in other states in the country

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Xcelinteriors(f): 4:27pm On Jun 18, 2018
Hmmmm All this still happen in other states

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by naijapeepz(m): 4:28pm On Jun 18, 2018
good
Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by johnnyn1(m): 4:28pm On Jun 18, 2018
Eko ONI Baje..

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by StarUp(f): 4:28pm On Jun 18, 2018
Issorite...

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by DonPikko: 4:28pm On Jun 18, 2018
Aggressive people

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Opinionated: 4:28pm On Jun 18, 2018
True.

However, Lagos is not all bad.

See 4 Fascinating Places to Kayak in Lagos
Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by samwayne154(m): 4:29pm On Jun 18, 2018
Not only in Lagos
Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by BlissB(f): 4:29pm On Jun 18, 2018
One thing must kill a man

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by largeman4u(m): 4:29pm On Jun 18, 2018
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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Emperorc95(m): 4:30pm On Jun 18, 2018
Eko oni baje.
.
FTC... seun make I send my akant details??
.


modified: what kind of thing is this, I open a topic with no comment on it before I can claim my FTC I see up-to 10 comments ahead of me. Some of them even blocking space with full stop. Haba.... We are truly lazy youths ooo cry cry cry

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by phreakabit(m): 4:30pm On Jun 18, 2018
SARS:

It's in your best interest to look haggard and ravenous if you reside in Lagos, small fresh like this and you are a "fraudster"
Eve if na made in Aba you wear, that one na your own.
Even if you follow my instructions to a T, you still aren't exempted from their list of "suspects"...
Just pray to God for protection every time you commot for house.

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Authoreety: 4:30pm On Jun 18, 2018
Emperorc95:
Eko oni baje.
.
FTC... seun make I send my akant details??
.


modified: what kind of thing is this, I open a topic with no comment on it before I can claim my FTC I see up-to 10 comments ahead of me. Some of them even blocking space with full stop. Haba.... We are truly lazy youths ooo cry cry cry

U ar lucky u woke up on time jst b4 nairalanders release the different kinda slaps dey prepared 4 u

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by wickyyolo: 4:31pm On Jun 18, 2018
You forgot madness.

Everybody in Lagos is mad

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by stevenakp(m): 4:32pm On Jun 18, 2018
Which part of Lagos are you talking about Op ?
Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Deltatoto: 4:33pm On Jun 18, 2018
phreakabit:
SARS
sars is for boys that lack packaging

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by PenPrince07: 4:33pm On Jun 18, 2018
These things are almost everywhere. They are not exclusive to Lagos. They happen but not as you are painting it, OP!
Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by dubbiskelly(m): 4:33pm On Jun 18, 2018
Lagos will always be dear to my heart, I came to Lagos with 5000naira in my pocket, a Ghana must go of clothes and not sure of a roof over my head, but with God by my side, and 6 years later, my life has done a complete 360 for the better.

God bless Lagos.

Eko oni baje!!

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Nobody: 4:33pm On Jun 18, 2018
One of my oga at work once said the most expensive slum in the world is lagos. U no add flood. I don wake up to see my car flooded on the island

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by ameri9ja: 4:33pm On Jun 18, 2018
Lagos can be quite cool depending on how u play it. I enjoy it.
Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by Rekyz(m): 4:34pm On Jun 18, 2018
We die here!!!
Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by BabaIbo: 4:34pm On Jun 18, 2018
Lagos ko Lagas ni... to comot this country na him dey my mind. Anyway Lagos is full of opportunities

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by manikspears: 4:35pm On Jun 18, 2018
Pls what is the crime rate of Lagos?

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Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by sod09(m): 4:35pm On Jun 18, 2018
SARS should top the list
Re: Six Dangers You Could Be Facing Daily, Living In Lagos by phreakabit(m): 4:35pm On Jun 18, 2018
Deltatoto:
sars is for boys that lack packaging

So what will you say about that VERY poor looking yound Alfa they beat up and robbed earlier this year?

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