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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by utepu: 10:11pm On May 22
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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by seyz91(m): 10:11pm On May 22
The same way scammer igbo guys in Dubai promise their brothers back home heaven and earth just to milk them and make them come over to Dubai while leaving stranded at Airport and eventually gets deported


your own still good as no deportation from lagos
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 osusuallstars: 10:11pm On May 22
Show us his picture

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by OZIOGU1(m): 10:15pm On May 22
Very good point
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by michlins(m): 10:15pm On May 22
Dear Nairalanders whoever have a place should help fix this guy up

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Hezmatosky: 10:16pm On May 22
You're even lucky that Lagos has changed. When i come Lagos eh, i won't mention name of area, but eh, if night come eh, you won't pray for morning to come. What if rain start to garther in the air? Or you have a running stomach? grin na there you go know say THIS IS LAGOS grin

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by toffyz(m): 10:16pm On May 22
Something is definitely fishy about OP Relationship with him in the past.

I think he's revenging on OP

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Cutehector(m): 10:17pm On May 22
I laugh in indian feem

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by gulfer: 10:18pm On May 22
Wickedness at its height.... God will give you a sustainable means soon... Karma awaits that your friend. You may still end up employing hi. In the nearest future cool cool cool cool

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Nobody: 10:18pm On May 22
Reading this made me shed tears. That was callous of him.

Don't worry, God will compensate you with a job in shell oil company. Go and Mark today's date. Youll say i told you. * Sniffs*

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by dorin27(f): 10:18pm On May 22
This is pure wickedness.

Thank goodness you got home safely.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Cowbell521: 10:19pm 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.

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?"
Na Anambra guy/girl? Because na Dem dey dey wicked like that

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by saintmm(m): 10:20pm 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.

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?"
What, really love this.
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Cowbell521: 10:20pm On May 22
People vewing this tin plenty Oooo

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by bcomputer101: 10:20pm On May 22
I really feel your pain bro.

But another thing is that, that his facebook account might have been hacked. Possibly maybe you have been chatting with the hacker all this while.
The guy is a heartless person that just want to make you pass through tough & hard time. That's how bad the world is.

But trust me, I don't think that ur friend may be as heartless as that. His facebook account was hacked and you have been chatting with scammer ever since.

Just thank God for keeping you safe.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Airland: 10:21pm On May 22
People are wicked sha
Same happened to me abt 7 years back Abuja to lagos
Got to beger around 11pm my guy number no connect again na so I find my way to Ogun stay go stay for my sister place wey I no plan at all

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by McStoic(m): 10:21pm On May 22
SanctifiedSista:
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

Nice one. Listening to AJS is really refreshing.
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by saintmm(m): 10:21pm 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 really love and appreciate this!

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by poiZon: 10:23pm 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.
Thanks for this info...
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by brownemmanuel43(m): 10:23pm On May 22
Op might not remember, but I'm 99% sure that op wronged the guy in the past which he the op forgot. Their are people that dont forgive and forget, they will only pretend that they HV forgoten but the time comes for them to unleash their vengeance they will not think twice

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Ytea(f): 10:24pm On May 22
And he let you travel all the way to Lagos, it's really so unfair.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by demefa(m): 10:27pm On May 22
@Cpossibility you're male or female?

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Nobody: 10:28pm 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

Did you read where he said he blocked him on Facebook

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Tedpgrass: 10:29pm On May 22
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Lemonade making time

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by itoski(m): 10:29pm On May 22
OP move on... Keep your head high and as someone would advise you to try and drive Uber... Working for someone 8-5 and earning less than 80k is not worth it... You are a man and you have bills to pay. Think outside the box and develop yourself!
Forget about your certificate for now.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by DavidEsq(m): 10:31pm On May 22
Next time, pick the right friends. The red flags are always there but we relegate reason to the background most times.

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by ofiko123(m): 10:33pm On May 22
Inside Life..
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by DavidEsq(m): 10:34pm On May 22
SportsHD:

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.
Damn

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Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by Iceman2017(m): 10:34pm On May 22
[quote author=powerbank100 post=101961306]



The best advice ever!
God bless you bro... We rise by lifting others
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by OgbanjeProphet: 10:37pm On May 22
Op, if you are Buhari's supporter, then ,

You deserve what you got and more cool
Re: What A Friend Did To Me Last Week. by frog12: 10:40pm On May 22
he was not wicked. you put him in an uncomfortable position and he could not say NO !

he most likely had second thoughts about allowing you to stay, and thought avoiding you is the best option.

MORALS: Don't make demands from people that are not your family !
and find your own way yourself with help from family !

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