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Travelling To The South For The First Time by ThemanS: 8:02am On Feb 15
Hello Nairalanders, I will be traveling to the Southern part of the Country for the first time in my life. I was born and raised in the North Central, Plateau state to be precise.

I will be traveling to Aba to buy some goods for a Client, initially I was planning to move to Port-Harcourt, then from there enter Aba and Onitsha after I'm done with shopping I will move back to Port-Harcourt and take a Bus back home.

Now the issue here is I have never travelled to the South, a lot of people here are telling me that there's no security, even lodging is not safe because EFCC might raid the lodge anytime. And the Streets are also not safe.

Pls Nairalanders in port and Aba should recommend a good and safe area for me. I was told keke and bus drivers don't usually speak English na so so language dem dey speak.

Help a brother pls.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by chiiraq802(m): 8:14am On Feb 15
ThemanS:
Hello Nairalanders, i will be traveling to the Southern part of the Country for the first time in my life. I was born and raised in the North Central, Plateau state to be precise. I will be traveling to Aba to buy some goods for a Client, initially i was planning to move to Porthacourt Then from there enter Aba and Onitsha after i'm done with shopping i will move back to Porthacourt and take a Bus back home. Now the issue here is i have never travelled to the South, alot of people here are telling me that there's no security even lodging is not safe because Effc might raid the lodge anytime. And the Streets are also not safe. Pls nlanders in port and Aba should recommend a good and safe area for me. I was told keke and bus drivers dont usually speak English na so so language dem dey speak. Help a brother pls.
Oga dey your dey for NC, abi, no major market for alahausa.
U're not welcomed in the South, esp. PH city.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by willsonzzy: 8:14am On Feb 15
In aba bus and Keke drivers don't speak english but if you speak english they'll understand, in pH pigin is the main language I mean broken English,when you're in pH don't go to dioub,abuloma and the dline at night.you can get a very nice hotel in old or new GRA,avoid night movement and you will enjoy your stay,

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by ThemanS: 8:17am On Feb 15
willsonzzy:
In aba bus and Keke drivers don't speak english but if you speak english they'll understand, in pH pigin is the main language I mean broken English,when you're in pH don't go to dioub,abuloma and the dline at night.you can get a very nice hotel in old or new GRA,avoid night movement and you will enjoy your stay,
thanks man. I will head straight to new GRA from the park. I hope the Lodges there are not Expensive sha. I'm budgeting 7k for night max 10k.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by ThemanS: 8:18am On Feb 15
chiiraq802:

Oga dey your dey for NC, abi, no major market for alahausa.
U're not welcomed in the South, esp. PH city.
ok. Lalasticlala front page pls.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by Sunnymatey(m): 8:31am On Feb 15
Why not move direct to Onitsha?
Lodge in a hotel then travel to Aba to continue your shopping and back to Onitsha same day.

Used to be scared of Aba and Onitsha before, but not anymore cus of constant travel and lodging especially Onitsha.

Just ensure you remain in your hotel room at night.
And why are you scared of Efcc?

Most of the Igbo traders in the market are very reliable in giving out acurate information about happenings in town.
It's much cheaper and easy to commute blw Jos and Onitsha than PH

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by ThemanS: 8:47am On Feb 15
Sunnymatey.

I'm presently in the NE, Borno state. There is a project i'm handling over there. Please can you recommend good areas in Aba where i will be free from touts?

I was told that Effc raids hotels anyhow in those areas, as a young guy i have to be careful now.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by drinkwaternow: 9:07am On Feb 15
your info is wrong, aba is safe.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by aumeehn: 11:37am On Feb 15
drinkwaternow:
your info is wrong, aba is safe.
Aba is not that safe o, the south sef is not safe.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by Dshocker(m): 2:42pm On Feb 15
Southern Nigeria has been more safe than the Northern part of Nigeria... Fear not

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by Arrewa: 2:42pm On Feb 15
Kano state....

The backward and poor north

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by Flexherbal(m): 2:43pm On Feb 15
He who asks questions, does not miss his way!

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by DropsMic(m): 2:43pm On Feb 15
Flex

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by AMvanquish: 2:43pm On Feb 15
Well be careful. My In-law shuttles from Kano to Aba to buy stuff for his business. He says he keeps his head down and speaks only English and pidgin and speaking Hausa to a minimum due to some natives over there looking at him suspiciously and a few times have tried been aggressive with him when they learnt he speaks Hausa. But when it comes to money and business, I guess that's the only language majority of Nigerians are cool with. Based on his experience. Just get there , do your business and get out asap.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by sofiscatedmoron: 2:43pm On Feb 15
Ok
Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by helinues: 2:43pm On Feb 15
Lucky you.. Touring at least 10 new states any time from April
Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by mayklef(m): 2:44pm On Feb 15
So we shud fry orange abi
Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by jamesversion: 2:44pm On Feb 15
Port Harcourt is easily the most cosmopolitan city in Nigeria. The standard language is Pidgin with little or no local slang. Either you're speaking Pidgin or Simple and correct English.

Na for Aba Dem go first use Igbo welcome you. but if you speak Pidgin or English, everyone understands.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by ZUBY77(m): 2:44pm On Feb 15
For someone coming from NE and NC

Consider South very safe


The only issue you can have will be on the road from herdsmen.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by maximunimpact(m): 2:44pm On Feb 15
Lame thread

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by TheRealProphet(f): 2:45pm On Feb 15
I was told keke and bus drivers don't usually speak English na so so language dem dey speak.

The person wey tell you dey craze angry
ideabuilder:
Avoid moving around at night, our brothers in the east are ritual killers.
you psychopath angry

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by Liamm(m): 2:45pm On Feb 15
If you need help in knowing your way around Aba. Dm me.

I'm in Aba too

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by JessetariahMD(m): 2:45pm On Feb 15
So its my ph you're saying its not secured
but still folks from north central no wan go back
1.try not to move at night (only if u never get moral)
2.use the major roads(no waka for street oh,or na wida dz manchi nai u go hear)
3.in case u wan stretch leg for night,keep ur phone for ur lodge(to avoid aboy way ur kapa)
4.no smile any how if u do ur a ju man (my favorite rule)
PH is fun tho.....everyone got an experience
I love my city




careful of the kind of color of cloth u put on
black and red,black and white,yellow and black
in fact just dress moderate

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by jimyjames(m): 2:45pm On Feb 15
Hmm

Just imagine a guy from the north plateau state where people are killed everyday is talking about security in the south east where there are check points everywhere

You are not serious

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by okpalaAnambra: 2:45pm On Feb 15
Don't throw bomb for us ooo

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by ogawisdom(m): 2:45pm On Feb 15
ThemanS:
Hello Nairalanders, I will be traveling to the Southern part of the Country for the first time in my life. I was born and raised in the North Central, Plateau state to be precise.

I will be traveling to Aba to buy some goods for a Client, initially I was planning to move to Port-Harcourt, then from there enter Aba and Onitsha after I'm done with shopping I will move back to Port-Harcourt and take a Bus back home.

Now the issue here is I have never travelled to the South, a lot of people here are telling me that there's no security, even lodging is not safe because EFCC might raid the lodge anytime. And the Streets are also not safe.

Pls Nairalanders in port and Aba should recommend a good and safe area for me. I was told keke and bus drivers don't usually speak English na so so language dem dey speak.

Help a brother pls.


Lol

Pls DNT Dm anybody for security reasons
Aba is relatively safe esp from 6am to 9pm depending on your area. There is no night life n keke will close by 9pm. Once keke closes bad boys will start operating in the name of taxi.

Almost every one even an idio.t can speak pigin English in Aba n will understand English even with oyibo accent

Be very careful inside ariria market, u must be very very street smart otherwise u will buy fake at the price of original grin guymen full market grin there is what is called oso ahia ie boys that sell everything even when they don't have any shop.

There are decent hotel all over Aba starting from 5k

U will have a pleasant experience, but ur 6th sense must be working always.

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by sofiscatedmoron: 2:46pm On Feb 15
willsonzzy:
In aba bus and Keke drivers don't speak english but if you speak english they'll understand, in pH pigin is the main language I mean broken English,when you're in pH don't go to dioub,abuloma and the dline at night.you can get a very nice hotel in old or new GRA,avoid night movement and you will enjoy your stay,
Lies, in aba they speak igbo, but if u speak English they will reply with english or pidgin

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Re: Travelling To The South For The First Time by athaboi(m): 2:46pm On Feb 15
See this one...if you no die for plateau na for South you go come die? Abeg forget, you just won make noise

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