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What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Cpossibility: 6:47pm On May 22
What a friend did to me last week.

Just like in my case, so many graduates in the country are today, traumatized, depressed or even suicidal. Nothing is more depressing than seeing oneself jobless after several years of graduation. More annoying is when there's no finance to even start a business no matter how brilliant the business idea could be. If I have capital or even a collateral to use and get some money somewhere, I would rest completely from job hunting.

My ordeal.
Few months ago, I stumbled on a friend on Facebook whom we were school mates back in secondary school. His parents resided outside the state which he normally came back on school resumption and would go back during holidays.

On meeting him on Facebook, taking a look at his pictures, he's obviously doing well and claimed he's working with an international NGO. I told him my pains which is unemployment. Immediately, he was happy and telling me not to worry again that with his connections here and there, I'll get a job. His promise was to fix me either in the NGO, an insurance company, factory work or any other place of which he has links and connections.

We talked extensively and negotiated my movement and arrived I should come over last week. The plans was to stay in his 2 bedroom apartment and until 3-4 months when I can rent my own place. So I moved from Rivers state to Lagos Monday last week with just 16k on me. En route Lagos, we were keeping in touch so to know how closer I am and until I got to Lagos (God is Good Motors park) around 8pm. I called him that I have arrived the park and he said he was coming to pick me.

Long story short, that was the last time his number went. Initially, I thought it was network, or may be temporary low battery. I kept dialling the number through out the night but it never went again. Of course I had no choice than to sleep in the park. Woke up the next morning hoping his number would go but still same. I had no body else in Lagos nor knowing any where as that was my first time in Lagos. So I was just roaming around the park the whole day like a lost sheep, hungry, frustrating and pains but still hoping for his call but none came. When I tried reaching via Facebook and realized I was blocked, that was when it dawned on me that I have to start going back immediately. Already, transport fare from PH to Lagos finished about N10,500. So I was left with about 4k on me. At that point in the evening, I knew my best bet as I said earlier was to find my way back immediately but I didn't even have enough cash for my return. I had no option than to start telling people about my predicament and appealed for help to raise fund to return home the next morning. I was mocked and laughed at while some were asking to buy my phone at a very ridiculous amount. But then at that point, I could have sold it at the ridiculous amount but the phone was the only medium of communication with people especially my mum who was already worried over the journey right from the onset. I kept approaching people to help me and until one man graciously completed the money for me and I paid for my return.

On reaching home, I did nothing than thanking God that at least my case wasn't like that of late Iniobong Umoren. At least I came back home alive...which is the most important thing. But what I don't understand is why the guy chose to be that wicked to me forgetting this world is a very small place. I mean if there was never a job, why did he have to put me through that? Anyways, I have since moved on. Not even swearing/cursing him but leave everything for God. Such is life!

Fellow nairalanders, that is the dairy of a Nigerian job seeker. This leave me with the question, "will Nigeria ever be good for ordinary Nigerian?"

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Cpossibility: 6:51pm On May 22
He might be reading this here. Perhaps he's a Nairalander.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Hathor5(f): 6:56pm On May 22
Oh mehn, I am so sorry. I don't know how some people reason, maybe they do not reason at all. Maybe their development stopped at 6 years when we played games in which we assumed roles of someone else, like a princess or a superhero. Likewise, maybe pretending like he is a powerful person who knows all the right people gave him temporary satisfaction. Some people like to live in a fantasy world. I don't know.

However, I like to think of such experiences as blessings in disguise. Maybe God sent you to the park to protect you from something else. You never know.

I hope and pray you will find the job you are looking for.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Bola146(f): 6:59pm On May 22
That is wicked human being for you. How I wish I can send some money to you but I'm financially handicap for now. I trust only God, He only never fails. He would have never told you to travel that far!!!!! I pity the devil sad because karma is a bitch! Just don't bother reaching him again, he will surely regret what he did to you. I pray that for the stress he made you went through, God will surely prove a good job for you very soon, just continue praying, worry less, believe in yourself that you have gotten a good job.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by samwash(m): 7:00pm On May 22
@op, that ur friend wicked ooo !!!
Some pple just like to live fake life.
Life it self is an expirence, don't loose hope, there are still faithful & honest Nigerian out there. At lest one of them still complete the money you use in getting back home.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by 3lovelyflowers(f): 7:00pm On May 22
Lalasticlala, this is too much for a job seeking Nigerian. Buhari is not the only wicked person after all.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by SanctifiedSista(f): 7:01pm On May 22
Don't worry God doesn't want anyone to take the glory.it will be part of ur success story. Go on a fast three days praying and listening to APOSTLE joshua selman messages
Congratulations

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by yomi007k(m): 7:08pm On May 22
Omo I just weak....which kind demon be that.


That guy must live in the underworld.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by captainking(m): 7:15pm On May 22
Cpossibility:
What a friend did to me last week.

Just like in my case, so many graduates in the country are today, traumatized, depressed or even suicidal. Nothing is more depressing than seeing oneself jobless after several years of graduation. More annoying is when there's no finance to even start a business no matter how brilliant the business idea could be. If I have capital or even a collateral to use and get some money somewhere, I would rest completely from job hunting.

My ordeal.
Few months ago, I stumbled on a friend on Facebook whom we were school mates back in secondary school. His parents resided outside the state which he normally came back on school resumption and would go back during holidays.

On meeting him on Facebook, taking a look at his pictures, he's obviously doing well and claimed he's working with an international NGO. I told him my pains which is unemployment. Immediately, he was happy and telling me not to worry again that with his connections here and there, I'll get a job. His promise was to fix me either in the NGO, an insurance company, factory work or any other place of which he has links and connections. We talked extensively and negotiated my movement and arrived I should come over last week. The plans was to stay in his 2 bedroom apartment and until 3-4 months when I can rent my own place. So I moved from Rivers state to Lagos Monday last week with just 16k on me. En route Lagos, we were keeping in touch so to know how closer I am and until I got to Lagos (God is Good Motors park) around 8pm. I called him that I have arrived the park and he said he was coming to pick me. Long story short, that was the last time his number went. Initially, I thought it was network, or may be temporary low battery. I kept dialling the number through out the night but it never went again. Of course I had no choice than to sleep in the park. Woke up the next morning hoping his number would go but still same. I had no body else in Lagos nor knowing any where as that was my first time in Lagos. So I was just roaming around the park the whole day like a lost sheep, hungry, frustrating and pains but still hoping for his call but none came. When I tried reaching via Facebook and realized I was blocked, that was when it dawned on me that I have to start going back immediately. Already, transport fare from PH to Lagos finished about N10,500. So I was left with about 4k on me. At that point in the evening, I knew my best bet as I said earlier was to find my way back immediately but I didn't even have enough cash for my return. I had no option than to start telling people about my predicament and appealed for help to raise fund to return home the next morning. I was mocked and laughed at while some were asking to buy my phone at a very ridiculous amount. But then at that point, I could have sold it at the ridiculous amount but the phone was the only medium of communication with people especially my mum who was already worried over the journey right from the onset. I kept approaching people to help me and until one man graciously completed the money for me and I paid for my return and on reaching home, I did nothing than thanking God that at least my case wasn't like that of late Iniobong Umoren. At least I came back home alive...which is the most important thing. But what I don't understand is why the guy chose to be that wicked to me forgetting this world is a very small place. I mean if there was never a job, why did he have to put me through that? Anyways, I have since moved on. Not even swearing/cursing him but leave everything for God. Such is life!

Fellow nairalanders, that is the dairy of a Nigerian job seeker. This leave me with the question, "will Nigeria ever be good for ordinary Nigerian?"
Think deeply bro.. Did you at any point in time offend that guy in the past??
Think.. Think deep

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Cpossibility: 7:25pm On May 22
captainking:

Think deeply bro.. Did you at any point in time offend that guy in the past??
Think.. Think deep

Not all. There was never a time like that.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by DDDEnterprises: 7:38pm On May 22
lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by SportsHD: 8:00pm On May 22
DDDEnterprises:
There's probably something you did to offend him; which you might not have noticed or determined as an offence.

But all the same, that's life for you.

Perhaps, you should try as much as possible to reach him. I know it's less likely not his fault but there's a slight possibility too.

Who knows what exactly happened?

Maybe your friend's phone has been stolen or something.

maybe he's in danger as we speak.

God knows best
He blocked the OP's number and on facebook.
He just wanted the op to learn that this life is cold.
I once declined to help a fellow stranded friend in lagos. He came from abk, he had a job interview in Abuja and I'd already promised him the money but, didn't give him the money, and I didn't block him, I just blue ticked his messages and declined his calls.

I even posted 3 cups of loud, worth more than the tf he was asking, on my WhatsApp so he could see.

Not that I'm wicked but he has spread gay rumors about me in the past just to get my girl.
Thought I forgot.
Maybe the guy also wanted to payback the OP for something he did or the guy is just plain wicked.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Ishilove: 8:04pm On May 22
How despicable.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by sageb: 8:27pm On May 22
Lord, save us from bad friends.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by JovialJune(f): 9:06pm On May 22
Op must have done something terrible to him in the past, cos I don't want to believe that a friend will make Op travel all the way to Lagos, even talk to him en-route assuring him all is well, then ghost him, no way he was just plainly wicked, no way.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Cpossibility: 9:34pm On May 22
powerbank100:
This story hit home and i can relate so i shed a tear. God dey, the first rule in life is trust NO ONE. you came alone and you will depart alone.

Know this and know peace.

you can hit the ground running with a few tips below I you don't have any profitable venture at the monent, this..can be applied to almost anything if you think critically.


imma keep it real with you like my brother from another mother, The educational system in Nigeria has been watered down a great deal but there are still opportunities for grassroot hustlers, best believe that.

All you need now is a hustler's ambition / mindset, you need to grind like one who has no mother or father, its cold out there.

In Nigeria, there are two classes of people (Living things and non living things)...you need to be amongst the living and stop whinning and complaining about this and that, nobody has it easy. If everyone comes to Nairaland beer parlor with his or her story, you go thank God for your life.

Bum imma share some gems with you real quick and if you are street wise, you will take action immediately.

If you must make it in Nigeria, you must think like an OUTLAW. push your fine boy and degree aside, roll up your sleeves and hit the ground running.

however, If you are techy (digital marketing, ecommerce, mini importation)

If you are dead broke don't venture into programming, you cannot effectively learn programming on an empty stomach with lack of data


If you are hands on Plumbing, woodwork, electrical, interior design solar design and installation, phone and laptop repair


Let me give you a brotherly advice, and I hope you work on it...
First of all I counsel people and I have done that on nairaland for a while... I have met great and good guys...
I dropped a story about my experience teaching in two schools as a corper and would not mind partnering with schools in abuja, but some accused me of looking for teaching job... Never ever mind what people say...
Back to the matter...
As a graduate, teaching and earning 15k, e no bad... But once you have a good (android) phone, go to any car stand of your choice around your area... Listen well, any good car stand and ask to see the manager... Tell him you want to help him market his cars and get good buyers... 90% of car stand managers will sign u on... Tel him you will be paid a small commission after sales...
Pick up your phone, snap as many cars as your phone memory can take, open a dedicated twitter ac, IG ac, Facebook ac, WhatsApp ac, ac etc... Take out time to post this cars, make sure you have the actual prices of this cars... You can add as much as #250k on it... Bring down the negotiations to as low as making #50k if need be just so I can sell. Set your monthly target... I assure you, if you get I client in a month, u make around #100,000k once you start growing, you can get as much as 5-10 client from all over the country and that hits you over #1m for just helping others sell their cars, Note all you invested was your time, energy, phone and data... No big financial capital...
Do not restrict yourself to cars, go for industrial machines as well, caterpillars, mikano gens, any thing, then you look for those big companies that need them and try to call their attention to it or market it to them... You may not sell in 3 months but when you manage to get a client to buy just 1 caterpillars, my brother you will instantly forget that u suffered before...
A friend of mine was marketing a silo for a local wielder, he received a call all the way from kebbi state, the purchase was made in Ilorin, he made #1.8 mil from buyers and #400k from seller... He still got a referral from that deal. Wake up bro...
Within a month or two, come and pay (tite).
I drive uber/bolt in abuja, market cars, sell commodities such as beans, maize, wheat,
ginger,onions, name it... In bags and tonnes
And I make nothing less than half a mil monthly...

Reach me privately if you are interested in gadget importation and sales from US.

Whatsapp - 0.8.1.1.9.7.5.6.1.4.4.

I'm impressed. Thank you very much for this. I'll contact you as soon as possible.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Cpossibility: 9:40pm On May 22
JovialJune:
Op must have done something terrible to him in the past, cos I don't want to believe that friend will make Op travel all the way to Lagos, even talk to him en-route assuring him all is well, then ghost him, no way he was just plainly wicked, no way.

I had thought about all that, reminiscing in our moments during those days but can't wrap up my mind anywhere I offended him. None at all.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by JovialJune(f): 9:43pm On May 22
Cpossibility:


I had thought about all that, reminiscing in our moments during those days but can't wrap up my mind anywhere I offended him. None at all.


Send him an SMS, at least he can't block that one and he can't avoid seeing it. tell him in a sincere way if you've ever offended him before, that you've thought about it countless times, and nothing seems to come up, try it and see.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by wunmi590(m): 9:50pm On May 22
tongue

OP I really feel for you, most especially this present day that people are getting missing, risking your life for that journey....

I always tell people, all that is glitter is not gold....

Some people are really suffering, forget what some people post on social media, forget the clothes some of them wear, majority are dieing in silence, nah phone filter they carry them...

When you even look round, you might even discover that you are doing well more than some people...

Thank God for your life...

Never lose hope, keep praying, and now that you are looking for job, the only thing you should focus more online is CV bombing...

When I'm looking for jobs, I send out close to 50 CV in a day....

Download telegram and search for Nigeria job page....

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by janedonez(m): 10:07pm On May 22
Op
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by BruncleZuma: 10:07pm On May 22
grin grin grin grin

You are now a confirmed and bonafide Lagosian with a "Lagos Story"...go to the nearest LCDA to turn in your JJC ID card for a "This is Lagos; shine your Eyes" ID Card. You are now authorized by the streets to use Las Gidi and Gidi in your daily conversations with non-Lagosians. Although, you'd still need your Computer Village and Balogun market ID Cards.



On a serious note, your guy no try at all...nah so one turn ninja wen I stroll go Abuja from PH. I carry extra cash; so, I lodge for one small hotel, stroll round ABJ, go back PHC 2 days later.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Goldenheart(m): 10:08pm On May 22
smiley
Many times it's pride that keeps one jobless...

Who is ready to enter street

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by tammie24: 10:08pm On May 22
cheesy
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Businext: 10:09pm On May 22
It is well
I was almost pushed to console and advice you based on my own experiences as many here would want to do, but I've also found it ludicrous when people want to console someone who lost his sister they start talking about how they too have lost sister, and even brother, step sister, future and past brothers sef.
So my dear be strong, take heart.
You did one of the right things - you went back!

No matter where you go, remember the road that would lead you home, wole Thomas
The other right thing you could have done would have been to doggedly fight and breakthrough in this Lagos.
My dear many celebrities you see, P square, Ali Baba and Co slept in bar beach oh... they struggled and made it.
But you see in that same Lagos, many have been rendered homeless from that Iganmu clean-clear-up like in many other areas.
Like the prodigal son (not you oh) but I always tell people if where you are is not for you, go back home.
PS: God bless that stranger who helped you complete your fare in Jesus name, amen

#NigeriaShallBeGoodForOrdinaryNigerians
#StayStrongAndDetermined

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by iconnecta(m): 10:10pm On May 22
inside life
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by 4tomandchi: 10:10pm On May 22
When person use the whole year hustle and save only to go blow am for village in 2 weeks who no go like go make am?

Check well my brother your friend don't abandon you he is somewhere there on the street is just that you cannot see him.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by DropsMic(m): 10:10pm On May 22
You mustav wronged him sometime in the past.. Some people are vindictive like that.. I have a similar story but unlike yours, mine led to a broken thumb and a fractured wrist

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Ernesthugo(m): 10:10pm On May 22
TRUST NO ONE
Cpossibility:
What a friend did to me last week.

Just like in my case, so many graduates in the country are today, traumatized, depressed or even suicidal. Nothing is more depressing than seeing oneself jobless after several years of graduation. More annoying is when there's no finance to even start a business no matter how brilliant the business idea could be. If I have capital or even a collateral to use and get some money somewhere, I would rest completely from job hunting.

My ordeal.
Few months ago, I stumbled on a friend on Facebook whom we were school mates back in secondary school. His parents resided outside the state which he normally came back on school resumption and would go back during holidays.

On meeting him on Facebook, taking a look at his pictures, he's obviously doing well and claimed he's working with an international NGO. I told him my pains which is unemployment. Immediately, he was happy and telling me not to worry again that with his connections here and there, I'll get a job. His promise was to fix me either in the NGO, an insurance company, factory work or any other place of which he has links and connections.

We talked extensively and negotiated my movement and arrived I should come over last week. The plans was to stay in his 2 bedroom apartment and until 3-4 months when I can rent my own place. So I moved from Rivers state to Lagos Monday last week with just 16k on me. En route Lagos, we were keeping in touch so to know how closer I am and until I got to Lagos (God is Good Motors park) around 8pm. I called him that I have arrived the park and he said he was coming to pick me.

Long story short, that was the last time his number went. Initially, I thought it was network, or may be temporary low battery. I kept dialling the number through out the night but it never went again. Of course I had no choice than to sleep in the park. Woke up the next morning hoping his number would go but still same. I had no body else in Lagos nor knowing any where as that was my first time in Lagos. So I was just roaming around the park the whole day like a lost sheep, hungry, frustrating and pains but still hoping for his call but none came. When I tried reaching via Facebook and realized I was blocked, that was when it dawned on me that I have to start going back immediately. Already, transport fare from PH to Lagos finished about N10,500. So I was left with about 4k on me. At that point in the evening, I knew my best bet as I said earlier was to find my way back immediately but I didn't even have enough cash for my return. I had no option than to start telling people about my predicament and appealed for help to raise fund to return home the next morning. I was mocked and laughed at while some were asking to buy my phone at a very ridiculous amount. But then at that point, I could have sold it at the ridiculous amount but the phone was the only medium of communication with people especially my mum who was already worried over the journey right from the onset. I kept approaching people to help me and until one man graciously completed the money for me and I paid for my return.

On reaching home, I did nothing than thanking God that at least my case wasn't like that of late Iniobong Umoren. At least I came back home alive...which is the most important thing. But what I don't understand is why the guy chose to be that wicked to me forgetting this world is a very small place. I mean if there was never a job, why did he have to put me through that? Anyways, I have since moved on. Not even swearing/cursing him but leave everything for God. Such is life!

Fellow nairalanders, that is the dairy of a Nigerian job seeker. This leave me with the question, "will Nigeria ever be good for ordinary Nigerian?"

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by McStoic(m): 10:10pm On May 22
This na old stories from Lagos JJCs back in the days
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Sickmod(m): 10:10pm On May 22
cry

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