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A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by gideonjeta(m): 12:48am On Dec 15, 2018
As one of the most populous cities in Africa, it is expected that driving and transport would be hectic. Here's a guide to entering public transport in Lagos.
Lagos is the world's third most stressful city to live in, and worse for people who are navigating public transport . You need to know the tips and tricks so you can do it even more smoothly.

1. Don't be a JJC
When you're walking into a bus park or bus stop, look like you know where you are going to, if not you'll make yourself vulnerable to thieves. Even if you don't know where you're going to, discretely ask someone for directions. In the bus, tell the driver the bus stop you want to stop at and keep your ears and eyes peeled.

2. Enter with your change
This is what every conductor shouts, but do we listen? However, if you don't want any trouble, it's better to just enter with your loose change or the exact amount for the bus.

3. Be firm but don't fight with the conductor
In the bus, there are many people who would try to antagonize you for no reason. One, for instance, might be the conductor. Change, busstop, seating arrangements, etc, are points of call whenever a fight wants to break out. If this happens, just be firm in your responses but try not to aggravate the fights. These conductors can be very dangerous, or can just tell you to come down from the bus.

4. Don't doze off
Dozing off in a bus can either make you miss your busstop or worse, make you vulnerable to thieves and pickpockets. Try not to sleep off, unless you're assured that your valuables are safe and you're getting off at the last bus stop.

5. Don't intervene in arrests
Usually, the recklessness of Lagos drivers usually gets them stopped by law enforcement officials such as LASTMA (Lagos State Traffic Management Authority). If this happens, unless you have the right rank to intervene, just stay quietly in the car or come down and board another vehicle.

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by MANNABBQGRILLS: 2:26am On Dec 15, 2018
SHINE YOUR EYES.... shocked shocked shocked shocked

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by subchris(m): 5:42am On Dec 15, 2018
eyes shined. obi's final words are the bomb.

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Riversides2003(m): 5:44am On Dec 15, 2018
No 6. Do not try to claim staff when you are in a public transport remember it’s not your company or family vehicle, Lagos conductors will mess u up and you will end up regretting. Most of them no get joy at all.

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by lekanSuccess(m): 5:45am On Dec 15, 2018
Shuku shuku in the car is a criminal offence smiley

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Yankee101: 5:45am On Dec 15, 2018
Do people still run after a moving bus to board?

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by tao222: 5:46am On Dec 15, 2018
okay
Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Nobody: 5:46am On Dec 15, 2018
Eko for show.......

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Nobody: 5:48am On Dec 15, 2018
Yankee101:
Do people still run after a moving bus to board?
It has reduced drastically, but it still existing.

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Ijoopera: 5:48am On Dec 15, 2018
If you have b_it_co_in wallet, I can teach u ow I make 50 dollars per week

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by yemifez: 5:49am On Dec 15, 2018
The three statues at the point of entry into Lagos summarize life in Lagos. The first statue says don't be a fool, the second says don't be slow while the third says don't be gullible.

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by haryorbarmie83(m): 5:52am On Dec 15, 2018
Lagos, eko akete, no go sleep, open your two eyes.
Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by engrkaz(m): 5:52am On Dec 15, 2018
O gbodo suegbe, o gbodo rindin ju, o gbodo ya mugun......o tun gbodo ma yaraju Awon ara eko wan sofun e pe o n Bebe scout.....

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by CLEVABOY(m): 5:53am On Dec 15, 2018
Yankee101:
Do people still run after a moving bus to board?
that is one of the most annoying thing about Lagos. When I got to Ilorin I was running after vehicles like Lagos, people were looking at me as if I was not ok

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by phoenix23401(m): 5:57am On Dec 15, 2018
Don't chook your mouth in conductor and agbero fight. Don't act as though it's your private car, seeking for utmost comfort usually at other passengers in convinience can lead to a serious backlash

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Pavore9: 6:06am On Dec 15, 2018
Don't just be emotionally attached, no put mouth for fight! cheesy cheesy

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Pavore9: 6:10am On Dec 15, 2018
CLEVABOY:
that is one of the most annoying thing about Lagos. When I got to Ilorin I was running after vehicles like Lagos, people were looking at me as if I was not ok

I can relate, having been born and raised in Lagos then moving to Enugu for Uni back then, the way I crossed roads and go after buses really made me look odd! cheesy

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Btruth: 6:10am On Dec 15, 2018
........and be very careful not to enter ONE CHANCE buses, those one can be life threatening.

'aani baa ojo'olojo lo ooo"

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by nanauju(f): 6:12am On Dec 15, 2018
Pls don't press your phone in a public transport

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Tolubory(m): 6:16am On Dec 15, 2018
I have been there and i have done that, One day i Entered molue from #Oshodi to #IyanaIpaja, as i was standing on my own, i dull myself, i got picked, as i alighted @ #Dopemu and i checked my pocket, omo "my money don go" i felt weaked, Since then i dey shine my eyes.

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Horlaslim(m): 6:20am On Dec 15, 2018
Oshodi na thefe headquarters be wise when you de Oshodi shine your two eyes � grin
Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by nedubest(m): 6:31am On Dec 15, 2018
Omo, Lagos Na warzone oo, shine your eyes
Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by wittyt98(m): 6:37am On Dec 15, 2018
Tolubory:
I have been there and i have done that, One day i Entered molue from #Oshodi to #IyanaIpaja, as i was standing on my own, i dull myself, i got picked, as i alighted @ #Dopemu and i checked my pocket, omo "my money don go" i felt weaked, Since then i dey shine my eyes.

Pavore9:


I can relate, having been born and raised in Lagos then moving to Enugu for Uni back then, the way I crossed roads and go after buses really made me look odd! cheesy

CLEVABOY:
that is one of the most annoying thing about Lagos. When I got to Ilorin I was running after vehicles like Lagos, people were looking at me as if I was not ok

if u live in lagos and u are not extraordinarily smart or sharp, u need to be deported back to your village cheesy cheesy

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by NoToPile: 7:07am On Dec 15, 2018
You need to know the exact destination/ route of the bus you are entering to prevent unnecesary trekking. Its not just enough to know where you are going.

Oshodi, oshodi oke, oshodi isale, Bolade oshodi.

Eko idumota, downdown eko/eyineyo eko

Apongbon cms/ marina cms

Orile bode thomas, orile costain

Badagry roundabout, Badagry oja

Iyanaiba okoko, iyanaba igboelerin inside.


One has to know the difference in the routes sometimes

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by frozen70(f): 7:12am On Dec 15, 2018
With all those rickety yellow buses wey they tir clothes

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Exponental(m): 7:13am On Dec 15, 2018
Be at alert......
Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by frozen70(f): 7:13am On Dec 15, 2018
The best transport system in lagos is the blue BRT

You can carry 1 million with you and nobody will know except you

But try it with the yellow bus, you are going to lose it

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by bknight: 7:21am On Dec 15, 2018
Most importantly, don’t put your wallet in your back pocket.

And your phones undecided

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Re: A Guide To Entering Public Transport In Lagos by Yampotatocarrot(m): 7:24am On Dec 15, 2018
frozen70:
The best transport system in lagos is the blue BRT

You can carry 1 million with you and nobody will know except you

But try it with the yellow bus, you are going to lose it

Yeah, there are even the ones that have AC and free WiFi... Don't know if d WiFi still works though

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