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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Dovie1240(m): 12:27pm On Nov 21, 2020
I am also from Billiri and i also live there

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by jaydeevaa(f): 12:33pm On Nov 21, 2020
pls go ahead sir
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by damosade(m): 12:35pm On Nov 21, 2020
Oya..we are with u.
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Paullardricky: 12:36pm On Nov 21, 2020
following ooo
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Heritage45: 12:40pm On Nov 21, 2020
I served in Gombe state also, such a memory to behold. Cheers bruh!!!
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by ghettowriter(m): 12:46pm On Nov 21, 2020
Following
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by popizaino(m): 12:54pm On Nov 21, 2020
Drop here okada.

I don reach destination
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by NOwazobia: 1:03pm On Nov 21, 2020
yean1:
Welcome back Brother.

It's "Ba Shiga"

I also school in kebbi. To be candid and sincere "Hausa's are very friendly and homely" so far as you can maintai their ways of life.

Obey the rules of the land and you will surely enjoyed your stay in their land.

Be a practicing Muslim and they will treat you like their Emirs. Infact, those bless with Islamic and Western knowledge are always treated more like a local government chairman. They will surely Accord you with the respect they gave their honourables when you try learn their language.

The mistake most Southerners always make is trying to live our Western live over here which they don't accept into their culture.

Respect their religion and belief, they will surely reciprocate the same to your religion especially when you are steadfast with your religion.

Don't dare play unislamically with their girls.

Don't try to speak against Islamic religion

Don't try to showcase yourself as being better than them.


When they tell you the rules of the land adhere to it strictly.


With all thses mentioned above, my guy you will always enjoy the northern part of Nigeria.
What is then the enjoyment if i still won't be tolerated doing that which i enjoy doing but against their belief?

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Celebsnews2: 1:11pm On Nov 21, 2020
Op...come and complete your story. And don't tell me you didn't smash some girls though, that would spoil the whole story.
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by eolme(f): 1:19pm On Nov 21, 2020
This brings back good memories of Gombe State when serving there 14yrs ago though two incidents almost mar the beautiful experience First, I was involved in a bike accident during fasting period and felled down injured with blood gushing out of my leg and the people were staring at me until a Christian man came to my aid. Second incident was walking along the road even in your khaki and kids throwing stones at you, aside these two incidents serving in Gombe was one of the best thing that has happened to me because I took decisions based on where I served in going forward and it shape my destiny.

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Mertedesigns: 1:25pm On Nov 21, 2020
I'm going to nysc camp next month, enjoying your story and already envisioning how mine could be.
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by AMvanquish: 1:26pm On Nov 21, 2020
Nice objective write up. Not like some others that never want to see the positive of any new place but go there with negative mindset and come and be typing rubbish here.
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Gentlealibu: 1:32pm On Nov 21, 2020
Nice one OP, bringing back old memories.

As a jewel corper myself, I had a good time serving in Gombe state. Though I was posted to Yamatul Deba LGA, and later to GVTC hinna in Dadin kowa. The border between Gombe and Borno state. A very peaceful and serene environment where Bima hills and Dadin kowa dam is located.

I never enjoyed camp maybe because of the extreme heat at Mallam Sidi at that time (Feb-March) as my platoon were always running into trouble and those soldiers always tell us to sit or lie flat on the ground.

I lived in Dadin kowa for about 3months (nearly totally cut off from the rest of the world as there was no GSM network) then "something happened" that made me rethink my living there and i had relocate to Gombe town to live there permanently, only travelling to my PPA daily and returning back before nightfall.

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Taroshi(m): 2:52pm On Nov 21, 2020
You have a jewel of a memory! To still remember things from way back is simply amazing.
I'm not done reading this work though.

I did make a relatively short YouTube video of my service year.

This is the link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NSDsTb8EHk

For those who are interested in remembering things faster and better, visit the website:

https://www.thecompactbook.com/

and download the concise eBook, "Building a Better Brain".

Gracias.

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by lopjohnny(m): 3:00pm On Nov 21, 2020
Nicely written piece.
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by CEOwatazs: 3:19pm On Nov 21, 2020
tyup:
Lagos to Gombe #4500? hmm

may God return the lost glory of the Naira
sometime last year around December is paid 19800
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by CEOwatazs: 3:19pm On Nov 21, 2020
tyup:
Lagos to Gombe #4500? hmm

may God return the lost glory of the Naira
sometime last year around December i paid 19800
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Willzkid(m): 3:22pm On Nov 21, 2020
So much memories bro... I also served in Gombe in the late 2000s.... Bajoga the headquarters of Funakaye LGA to be precise. I remember Billiri, one of the southern parts.... Billiri, Kaltungo, Akko etc.
And Mallam Sidi.... not a very good experience.
I hope they finally completed the camp on the other side of the road

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by onward4life(m): 3:24pm On Nov 21, 2020
midetinz:
I can't call this an inspiration per say.
Perhaps,I was infuriated with few NYSC stories shared so far on Nairaland which were either uncompleted or too short for a year sojourn.
I am not entirely bad as a writer but my last consideration for writing as a career dated back at secondary school when it became a regular feat to win essay competition at state level
So yes, I could be a bit Rusty in writing but I assure you of completion of my sojourn throughout NYSC.
And yes, i was posted to the jewel of Savanna- GOMBE STATE in early 2000s.

Sir you just gave me goose bums

That name mallam Sidi

Who no go no know...

Mbali Jam!!!

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by 234GT(m): 3:26pm On Nov 21, 2020
I served in Gombe too, Bajoga town in Funakaye local government.
Government Secondary School, Mallam Sidi camp was 100 percent fun!
Gombe state is very good. I served 2009/2010.

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by BlackKing555: 3:33pm On Nov 21, 2020
Taroshi:
You have a jewel of a memory! To still remember things from way back is simply amazing.
I'm not done reading this work though.

I did make a relatively short YouTube video of my service year.

This is the link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NSDsTb8EHk

For those who are interested in remembering things faster and better, visit the website:

https://www.thecompactbook.com/

and download the concise eBook, "Building a Better Brain".

Gracias.


And you decide to convert to a Muslim

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by yean1(m): 3:36pm On Nov 21, 2020
NOwazobia:
What is then the enjoyment if i still won't be tolerated doing that which i enjoy doing but against their belief?


What are the things you enjoyed doing?
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by onward4life(m): 3:52pm On Nov 21, 2020
Willzkid:
So much memories bro... I also served in Gombe in the late 2000s.... Bajoga the headquarters of Funakaye LGA to be precise. I remember Billiri, one of the southern parts.... Billiri, Kaltungo, Akko etc.
And Mallam Sidi.... not a very good experience.
I hope they finally completed the camp on the other side of the road

It was commissioned

By

2010 batch A...


So you too rep Funkaye..?

Me Tongo

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Favemmzar200(m): 3:56pm On Nov 21, 2020
Gombe get airport ooo
I'm from gombe
BTW what part of gombe are u kiss
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Burna440(m): 3:57pm On Nov 21, 2020
yean1:
Welcome back Brother.

It's "Ba Shiga"

I also school in kebbi. To be candid and sincere "Hausa's are very friendly and homely" so far as you can maintai their ways of life.

Obey the rules of the land and you will surely enjoyed your stay in their land.

Be a practicing Muslim and they will treat you like their Emirs. Infact, those bless with Islamic and Western knowledge are always treated more like a local government chairman. They will surely Accord you with the respect they gave their honourables when you try learn their language.

The mistake most Southerners always make is trying to live our Western live over here which they don't accept into their culture.

Respect their religion and belief, they will surely reciprocate the same to your religion especially when you are steadfast with your religion.

Don't dare play unislamically with their girls.

Don't try to speak against Islamic religion

Don't try to showcase yourself as being better than them.


When they tell you the rules of the land adhere to it strictly.


With all thses mentioned above, my guy you will always enjoy the northern part of Nigeria.

Exactly what I keep telling people about North

That’s the only part of Nigeria where they will never cheat you because u are a visitor

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Burna440(m): 4:08pm On Nov 21, 2020
Favemmzar200:
Gombe get airport ooo
I'm from gombe
BTW what part of gombe are u kiss

Maybe there was no airport then, he said in the year 2000

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Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Favemmzar200(m): 4:09pm On Nov 21, 2020
Burna440:


Maybe there was no airport then, he said in the year 2000
okay cos there's a new one now
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Favemmzar200(m): 4:09pm On Nov 21, 2020
Burna440:


Maybe there was no airport then, he said in the year 2000
okay cos there's a new one now
Even though it's small
Na airport grin
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by onward4life(m): 4:09pm On Nov 21, 2020
Burna440:


Maybe there was no airport then, he said in the year 2000

It was commissioned in 2010
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by Willzkid(m): 4:28pm On Nov 21, 2020
onward4life:

It was commissioned

By

2010 batch A...


So you too rep Funkaye..?

Me Tongo
Wow, Tongo was where I was to be redeployed to but I spoke with the guy at the LGA headquarters so I was retained at Bajoga. Served in GDSSS Bajoga.... Men those are years old memories
Re: Jewel Of The Savannah. by midetinz(m): 4:30pm On Nov 21, 2020
The story will be compy God willing.
About "that"? When we get to the bridge, we'll surely cross it.

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