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Jobs/Vacancies / Sales Executive Vacancy (lagos & Abuja) by OBALORLA(m): 5:18pm On Sep 23, 2022
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Car Talk / Do You Need Of A Bolt/uber Driver In Lagos???.. I'm Available by OBALORLA(m): 7:23am On Sep 13, 2021
Hi Guys,

A friend of mine is in dire need of something to do. So I decided to take it upon me to help him anyhow legitimate I can.

- He's a graduate of Social work from Unilorin
- He's a skilled driver
- He is well-behaved and hardworking (here's why I can vouch for him any day).
- He's also got a valid driver's license.

I will appreciate any form of help.

Thank you.
Travel / Re: Nairalander Travels Across West Africa by OBALORLA(m): 9:23am On Aug 10, 2021
A lot has happened in the last 48 hours that has prevented me from giving an update.
Let me get 10 likes on this post to be sure folks are following and I'd continue my update.


Travel / Re: Nairalander Travels Across West Africa by OBALORLA(m): 10:13pm On Aug 07, 2021
Wow! Thanks for this pointer.
Ivory coast is actually my intended first destination.
Any idea on how this can be done?

Just so you’ll know. Ghana’s land borders are closed, so you may have to take Burkina Faso by by-passing Ghana.

Travel / Re: Nairalander Travels Across West Africa by OBALORLA(m): 7:21pm On Aug 07, 2021
Op, I can give you tips as I have traveled to 5 West African countries too.. Liberia, Sierra Leone, cote d ivore, Ghana, Benin and Togo. Although that was in 2019 before covid. I don't know how those places are now

My handle is @nomadic_neg on Instagram. Let's chat.
Travel / Nairalander Travels Across West Africa by OBALORLA(m): 5:37pm On Aug 07, 2021
Starting from tomorrow, I'd embark on a 20 day road trip across west Africa.

The plan is to go through the Seme border visiting countries like The Gambia, Ivory coast, Senegal and Liberia.

This thread will be used to document my journey.

Let's go!


Travel / Re: Beautiful Pictures Of Araromi Beach In Ondo State, Nigeria by OBALORLA(m): 4:58am On Jul 10, 2021
Please Did you find any poultry farm during your tour?

No, I didn't pay enough attention to notice any.

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Travel / Re: Beautiful Pictures Of Araromi Beach In Ondo State, Nigeria by OBALORLA(m): 7:32pm On Feb 07, 2021

Wow, one hour boat ride from Lekki, Lagos.

Thank you for this @ OP.

Nigeria has a lot of potential

God bless yorubaland.

Indeed, Nigeria is blessed
Travel / Re: Beautiful Pictures Of Araromi Beach In Ondo State, Nigeria by OBALORLA(m): 7:31pm On Feb 07, 2021
OP, what is the weather like in that area. Is it cold since you are wearing a sweater?

Nothing serious.
It's just a bit windy and slightly cold.
Travel / Re: Beautiful Pictures Of Araromi Beach In Ondo State, Nigeria by OBALORLA(m): 7:29pm On Feb 07, 2021
Nigeria government don’t know to package this country
I thought my now, Nigeria should have a good triple lane from Lagos to Calabar using the coastline
No lies
Travel / Re: Beautiful Pictures Of Araromi Beach In Ondo State, Nigeria by OBALORLA(m): 3:52pm On Feb 05, 2021
The government needs to develop this place ASAP due to its proximity to Lagos.

They should allow private developers to come in and build estates, hotels and other amenities.

Dear OP please how can I get there from Akure ?

It's about an hour's journey.
To get there from Akure, simply ask at the park for where you can get cabs going to Okitipupa from there, you will get Igbokoda. Once at Igbokoda, just ask how to get to Araromi.

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Travel / Beautiful Pictures Of Araromi Beach In Ondo State, Nigeria by OBALORLA(m): 2:54pm On Feb 05, 2021

This road towards Araromi Beach looks exactly like that of Gberefu Island in Badagry. In the picture is me and Jumoke.

This bike was coming from Lagos. It takes less than an hour to get to Lagos from Ondo, using this coastline. In 2019, Ondo state govt. awarded contracts worth N32b for the construction of a 37.5km dual coastal carriage road from Araromi in Ondo to Lekki, Lagos.

[b]Things to Do at Araromi Beach
[/b]Beach soccer: The beach sand is so well graded that you’d enjoy balling on it.

Hide and seek: The interesting thing again about this beach is that it has a well-collected coconut tree forest that will allow for really fun jungle games.

Family or friends Picnic: Space isn’t polluted with the noise of blaring music from competing speakers. It’s really ideal for picnics.

Swim: the waves are friendly and mild with their crashing. You’d enjoy swimming at the shore, esp. under the sun.

Oyster hunting: Dip your hands into the beach sand and you pack out at least 5 sleeping Oysters in their shells.

[b]Cost of accessing the beach
[/b]At the moment, it costs Zero naira to access Araromi Beach.

Source: https://nomadicnegro.com/araromi-beach-the-best-kept-secret-of-ondo/

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Jobs/Vacancies / An Accounting Intern And A Female Front Desk Personnel Needed Urgently by OBALORLA(m): 12:07pm On Feb 03, 2021
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Food / A Review Of Amala Skye Restaurant In Ibadan (with Pictures) by OBALORLA(m): 6:53am On Dec 10, 2020

The same look you’d give a Lagosian who has never heard about Elegushi beach is the same you’d give someone living in Ibadan but has never heard about Amala Skye in Bodija. I’ve heard tons of stories about this legendary canteen bot decided to take all with a pinch of wheat, waiting on the day I’d actually see things for myself.

The sun shining on Ibadan that afternoon was a bit too much for 2 O'Clock. My first thought was that the angel in charge of controlling it was either sleeping on duty or deliberately wanted to punish the people for an offense committed earlier. You see, Ibadan is a city that is gradually losing its sanity and tranquility partly due to the influx of Lagosians that have been emotionally abused by their megacity.

The entire Bodija market was so busy that you’d think it was the market’s black Friday. I had just alighted from a bike that brought me from Cocoa House in Dugbe. “Oga mi, na N200 you suppose give me o. this place too far for that N150 wey I charge you.” My rider said amidst laughter, wiping the sweat on his forehead with a new N500 note. I fumbled into my Ankara trouser, brought out a weak N200, and gave it to him without looking at him as he kicked his bike to life. He disappeared into the rowdy Market, almost hitting a street beggar.

Now I was all alone clad in my blue Ankara and a medium-sized paper bag, staring straight at Ose Olorun food canteen, the most popular Amala joint in the whole of Ibadan.

I have been to Ibadan more times than I can count but have never had the opportunity of eating at this canteen popularly called Amala Skye (due to its location beside the defunct Skye bank (now Polaris)). With caution, I crossed the road and strolled towards the entrance of the restaurant.

The Ambience

For a restaurant by the roadside, Amala Skye has managed to solve the most crucial problem facing most food houses- Cleanliness. It was a bungalow nestled between a Polaris Bank and a drinks store. The marble tiles covering the building would make you assume there was a secret they're tiring to hide from the public. They looked like white tiles that have been beautifully smeared by Amala, making you feel you're actually walking into a house built with the same. The whole space was tidy, including the air my nose managed to drag in.

As I moved closer to the building, the rice booth was what my eyes caught. It was a small-sized aluminum stand where customers who wouldn't want to eat Amala or any other solid food could buy rice, beans, and plantain from. I think it a cool idea, but since I was there for a business more important than rice and beans, I marched on into the restaurant.

By my immediate right was the guardian of the Amala galaxy. A woman who should be in her late forties. She was so calm that you'd be convinced she enjoys whatever she's doing there. On the floor in front of her were 5 large bowls containing other wrapped solid foods like Eba, Semo, Fufu, Iyan, and a much bigger cooler contained sizzling hot Amala. Another pointer to the fact that Amala is highly revered here.

Beside these bowls was a large basket of different plates designed specifically for solid foods as they were all deep and looked heavier than the ones in my kitchen at home. I picked one and pointed it to her. Each scoop of amala (although very small) costs N100, so I requested 3. That was what I could comfortably deal with.

The interior of Amala Skye looks interestingly furnished and too Behind for an amala joint. The walls were covered with the same tiles like those used outside, only that the white bulbs hanging on the ceiling did a good job of making them sparkle more.

There are 3 sections inside Amala Skye restaurant: the first being the enclosed space where soups and proteins such as vegetables, egusi, bokoto, goat meat, panla, etc. were served. The second and third were dining areas where customers enjoy their meals.

I did a quick scan and figured there were about 80 chairs, all split in a group of 8, with each surrounding the exotic-looking tables. Everywhere I turned, I saw waiters either standing or sitting with a keen interest in your gesture in anticipation for any clue to show them you need anything.

I proceeded to the soup arena which was made of an elevated cement slab covered with tiles and a transparent fine glass which makes it possible to see and communicate with the servers.

The Food

I requested for gbegiri and ewedu to go with one piece of ponmo (N200) and a piece of goat meat (N600). While I was being served, I looked around for the best angle that will allow me to devour my food without remorse, so I chose the extreme end of the second section. I really wanted to get my hands dirty.

Although the amala wasn't the best I've had, I would say it was quite good. Perhaps, because I've had too much amala in my lifetime. The texture of the ponmo and goat meat was superb though- I didn't struggle, neither did I found it easy tearing through with my teeth. It was another testimony that there's always a level playing ground for whatever issues we are faced with in life.

One thing however turned me off. It was the sluggishness with which the fans rolled. "It was bad enough that there was no AC (or they weren't functional) in such a finely built restaurant. But why on earth would the fans be rolling as though they've been owed salaries." I thought within me as I picked a strand of meat stuck in my teeth.

Overall, I think Amala Skye is that spot where you can enjoy yourself better when you go with friends.


Ambience (6.5)

The fact that this place was carefully made to appeal to elites excites me. They most likely knew how popular the restaurant is within the south-west. But as I said, I expected more, especially regarding the absence of ACs.

Food (7)

The food was good.

Service (7)

Nothing major. At least no one pissed me off and I didn't encounter any difficulties with getting my food.

Would I want to come back? For sure (if they'd fix the fans or bring in ACs), but I’m not sure I'd want to come alone.

Source: https://nomadicnegro.com/a-review-of-amala-skye-bodija-ibadan/

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Travel / 6 Kinds Of Travelers You’d Meet In The Bus by OBALORLA(m): 3:16pm On Nov 27, 2020

I have traveled a lot more by road than any other form of transportation within Nigeria. This list is focused on the most popular kind of people I find really interesting during a road trip and I’m sure you must have met them too if you are an avid traveler.

Ride along with me.

The ‘slippers’
These ones appear in various shapes and forms. However, a few of them are more popular than others. There’s a class that starts to sleep as soon as the start of the journey. They barely wake up until someone tells them we’re now at the last bus stop. They mostly go past their bus stop too, no matter how long or short the trip is.

The other class starts theirs in the middle of the journey. You wouldn’t even know they’ve started until their snoring gives them away. And if you are unfortunate enough to be seated beside them, your shoulder will serve as a soft spot to lean on, and if they find it comfortable enough, they can bless you with a few drops of saliva. They are usually quick to tell you “sorry”.

The Phonebooth
This class is slightly more annoying than the slippers simply because of their insensitivity. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with making or receiving calls during a trip, but why on earth should one be that loud? Why.
These guys are less concerned that you might be listening to all they are saying. You heave a sigh of relief when they finally finish a call, only for their phone to ring again for another marathon. Their phone battery never goes low, neither do they run out of airtime.

The Canteen
It usually starts from the park. They will patronize all vendors selling anything edible. From plantain chips to boiled eggs to Bigi cola. The incredible thing about them is they usually finish everything. Some of them are nice though, they offer you a portion of everything they buy.

Google map
This class knows all the roads that lead to the final destination. Whenever the driver takes a road they aren’t pleased with, you’d see their true colour. The interesting thing about this class though, is that they are usually helpful with helping strangers with an accurate description of addresses. The downside is that they tend to talk too much.

9 out of 10 times, you will never suspect them until they start. armed with a (bagko) bag filled with varieties of drugs ranging from Malaria, Fever, Worm (the most popular), Manpower, and in some extreme cases, HIV/AIDS drugs.

At first, you’d think nobody is paying attention until the Pedler says something like: “You can get this drug in the pharmacy but you will never find it at a price this cheap.” Then you’d see how fellow commuters will start stretching forth naira notes.

The Mobile Church
Since I started traveling, only once have I seen a Muslim preach. I love the ones who do it solemnly as though it were a conversation though. But you see the ones that pick up with an alarming song of praise? They tend to be the most annoying as they care less about the faith, belief, or even the mental condition of whoever is on the bus. They sing, preach, and pray all the way to the last bus stop. Some take it a notch higher by collecting offerings.

I’ve really seen things but I’m dead sure I haven’t seen it all.
Which class have I not mentioned? Please let me know in the comment section.

Source: https://nomadicnegro.com/road-trips/
Jobs/Vacancies / Vacancy: Inventory And Quality Control Officer (minimum Of OND Certificate) by OBALORLA(m): 3:55pm On Sep 22, 2020
We are seeking an organized, diligent, and responsible Inventory and Quality Control Officer and to join our growing team. In this position, you will manage inventory through the use of a computerized database system. Your primary objective will be to maintain adequate levels of stock to meet daily distribution demands while minimizing excess supply/stock-out and the control and maintenance of inventory.

Maintain accurate reports for vendor, customer, and internal management.
Answer questions and report information that is needed or requested
Monitor service failures and recommend corrective action.
Responsible for making recommendations to the management team regarding continuous improvement of department work processes and operating procedures.
Responsible for participating/managing cycle count program and monitoring inventory accuracy.
Provide daily communications with all members of the management team regarding Damages, Inventory Adjustments, and Quality Metrics trends;
Ensure that all reports are properly formatted and entered into the database and distributed to the production team to help address stock out issues in a timely manner;
Ensure that all data requests from the business need are properly executed

Analysis & Judgment
Planning & Organization


Minimum of OND certificate
At least two (2) years of experience in Quality/Inventory control or Logistics Management.
Detailed knowledge of distribution systems, processes & inventory control.
Experienced in MS Excel, MS Word, Powerpoint preferred.
Strong communication skills both oral and written, to all levels of the organization.
Ability to interact professionally with all levels within the organization.
Sense of urgency in responding to the needs of the organization.
Ability to coordinate and engage with different teams across the network to accomplish projects.
Attention to detail and ability to work with a high level of accuracy.

DEADLINE: Thursday, 24th September 2020.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/keQCmb9kNTwCCDVH8
Health / How Covid19 Has Affected The Lives And Businesses Of These People by OBALORLA(m): 11:05am On Jun 30, 2020
This documentary interview (filmed in Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria) seeks to understand how much the everyday Nigerian knows and thinks about the increasing rate of the COVID-19 virus.

Webmasters / I'm Giving Out Free Domain To 10 Bloggers by OBALORLA(m): 12:46pm On May 13, 2020
I just concluded an agreement with http://akolagtech.com to provide free domains to 10 bloggers this month to encourage their hustle.

Do you know any
- young writer looking to own a blog or
- new blogger who doesn't have a custom domain of his/her own yet?

Kindly sign up here: https://forms.gle/5cSfL2ApXNuwJy7x9
Travel / Re: How I Survived Ogbunike Cave And Its Colony Of Bats (photos) by OBALORLA(m): 7:43pm On May 04, 2020
Thanks for the kind words, KingRabota
To your question, yes, I am a travel bloger and adventurer.

I enjoyed this article the same way I enjoy pounded yam and bitterleaf soup !
I'm from Anambra State and I have been meaning to visit this tourist attraction for years but one thing or another always interferees with my plans.

I will make it a point of duty to visit this year.

Imagine that Nkissa River passes through my town , I never knew that it also runs through ogbunike .

The things we don't Know are much more than the things we know.
In the old days these were the kind of things that used to make NL so much fun.
Before the kids came along with tribalistic stupidity , and spoilt the joy .

Extremely educative thread.

This is the kind of topic that should be on FP but DUMB NL mods will prefer snake stories and yeyebrity crap.

Weldone .

Meanwhile are you part of a tourist traveling group? Because the way mentioned Owu waterfalls made me ask
Travel / Re: How I Survived Ogbunike Cave And Its Colony Of Bats (photos) by OBALORLA(m): 4:43pm On Apr 27, 2020
Bats are friends of snakes too!


Travel / Re: How I Survived Ogbunike Cave And Its Colony Of Bats (photos) by OBALORLA(m): 4:42pm On Apr 27, 2020
grin grin grin grin grin
una carry una girl friends go visit bats....kudos

if dem sick 2morrow their families will shout rituals
Travel / Re: How I Survived Ogbunike Cave And Its Colony Of Bats (photos) by OBALORLA(m): 9:16am On Apr 27, 2020
Nice, but were are the bats?

Thank you.
The bats are in the video link I attached to the post.
Travel / Re: How I Survived Ogbunike Cave And Its Colony Of Bats (photos) by OBALORLA(m): 3:37am On Apr 27, 2020
Thank you!
Nice one guys!
Watched the video.
Travel / Re: How I Survived Ogbunike Cave And Its Colony Of Bats (photos) by OBALORLA(m): 10:30pm On Apr 26, 2020
Thank you for reading!
Nice adventure...
Travel / Re: How I Survived Ogbunike Cave And Its Colony Of Bats (photos) by OBALORLA(m): 10:30pm On Apr 26, 2020
Thank you!

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