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|Celebrities / Re: Prince David Osei Blasts Gays And Lesbians by paraltero: 5:52pm On Apr 24|
Okay, let's take it that they can't procreate
Why is it his effin business?!!! Is it his procreation?
|Celebrities / Re: Gbemi Speaks On Artistes Supporting Yahoo Boys, "Petition Brands To Drop Them" by paraltero: 5:50pm On Apr 24|
I support this 100%
|Celebrities / Re: Fan Disappointed At Olamide For Laughing While Naira Marley Trolls Simi by paraltero: 10:13am On Apr 24|
So Nigerians in the US and UK still engaging in cybercrime are what; non-Nigerians?
|Celebrities / Re: Naira Marley Accuses Tunde Ednut Of Taking Money From Yahoo Boys For Giveaways by paraltero: 4:56pm On Apr 23|
Who are these people?
|Crime / Re: Man Refuses To Be Arrested By SARS In Front Of Lagos Court. Photos by paraltero: 1:33am On Apr 20|
Drink milk, take an aspirin and stop getting high blood pressure over an intermet comment.
|Celebrities / Re: Davido Excited As His Producer Kiddominant Is Listed Among Producers For Beyonce by paraltero: 11:58am On Apr 18|
Beyonce is white?
We learn everyday!
|Crime / Re: Man Refuses To Be Arrested By SARS In Front Of Lagos Court. Photos by paraltero: 11:03am On Apr 18|
Men in uniform? Where's the uniform?
|Religion / Re: Prophet Oduro Wears Panties In Church To Lecture Married Women by paraltero: 10:40pm On Apr 17|
He should just come out and tell us he likes cross dressing instead using preaching to shield it
|Crime / Re: Jessy Gold: Police Officers Involved In Shooting Arrested by paraltero: 11:34am On Apr 14|
They look like criminals sef
|Education / Re: Professor Matt Meyer In University Of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Delivering LECTURE (Pics by paraltero: 10:13am On Apr 14|
Before you invite someone, you should be able to understand what the person would say
|Phones / Re: I Regret Using ALAT By WEMA (the Biggest Mistake Ever Made By Me In 2019) by paraltero: 1:21am On Apr 08|
Happened to me too. For over two months I kept regular correspondence with their customer service on social media and via phone calls.
What eventually solved it? I went to create a scene at the WEMA bank close to my workplace.
My account was activated within the hour.
The thing corporate entities fear almost as much as losing money is having a bad public image.
To be fair, I have had no issues with the account since then.
|Religion / Re: This Church's Banner Is Against Husband Snatchers by paraltero: 1:59pm On Apr 06|
Get back your husband? Every Friday?
Meaning on Saturday you lose him again till the next Friday!
|Politics / Re: Governor Udom Emmanuel Blasts "Fake Pastors" In Church (Photos) by paraltero: 12:24am On Apr 01|
Wait, he didn't plan to attend the church
But there's white chair with state government logo on it.
Did he carry it from state house ni? (Wouldn't be suprised if he did, tbh)
|Celebrities / Re: Tekno And His Doctor Do The #DirtyDanceChallenge (Photos) by paraltero: 3:13pm On Mar 28|
CS is an amazing course
But I feel your pain. I know how it feels to be given a course you have absolutely no interest in
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|Politics / Re: Nigerians Now Import Pizza From London With Their Phones—Minister Of Agriculture by paraltero: 9:40pm On Mar 27|
|Politics / Re: Samuel Ortom Wins Re-election As Benue Governor by paraltero: 6:02pm On Mar 24|
Get sense. Buy or borrow but get sense.
|Travel / Re: Man Trying To Board A Dubai Flight Without International Passport, Arrested by paraltero: 1:16pm On Mar 21|
I thought it was just me that was wondering what was up with that arrest. Even when they arrest serial killers, they don't bundle them like sack of garri like that.
Why is our own always different?
|Crime / Re: See This Chinese Restaurant In Lagos That Doesn't Serve Or Admit Nigerians by paraltero: 7:04pm On Mar 20|
And you know I haven't condemned racism and tribalism by other people how?
|Crime / Re: See This Chinese Restaurant In Lagos That Doesn't Serve Or Admit Nigerians by paraltero: 6:10pm On Mar 20|
BTW, make the distinction between racism and tribalism when attempting to score points. Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and Fulani are tribes, not races.
|Crime / Re: See This Chinese Restaurant In Lagos That Doesn't Serve Or Admit Nigerians by paraltero: 6:07pm On Mar 20|
Dude, dial it back. It's an intermet discussion, not a senate hearing. Stop being so triggered.
So...your point is that because some other people are racist, it's fine to be racist?
|Crime / Re: See This Chinese Restaurant In Lagos That Doesn't Serve Or Admit Nigerians by paraltero: 10:05am On Mar 20|
Who else is racist is not the subject of the discussion. The subject is: is the exclusion of Nigerians (who are, of course, black) from service at this restaurant an act of racism and should this be permitted? Asking whether white people have been or are racist is not pertinent to the discussion. If you want to start a campaign against white nationalism/supremace or American racism, hey, be my guest. That, however, is not what is up for debate. We've seen a clear act of racism against us in our own country and your excuse for permitting this is "Americans have been/are racist"? Come on!
|Crime / Re: See This Chinese Restaurant In Lagos That Doesn't Serve Or Admit Nigerians by paraltero: 10:15pm On Mar 19|
And what is it called when this happens? Racism or simple business policy?
It's opinions like these that allow racism and modern-day slavery to thrive. Imagine if the likes of Martin Luther had decided to "just go to other establishments that allow people of their color". Think you'd be mingling freely with whites the way we all are today? I'm Hitler and the Nazis started off with telling the Jews to "go where they are accepted". See how that turned out?
The world is working harder to erase and eradicate all forms of racism, bigotry and classism and people like you are here, making excuses for them!
|Nairaland / General / Re: Lagos Chinese Restaurant Responds To Accusations Of Racism by paraltero: 6:56pm On Mar 19|
It's not a matter of minor business policy. This is racism - pure and simple. It's where it starts from. Next thing, they employ our compatriots and treat them like total rubbish. It's responses like this that gives them the morale to do nonsense like this. It would have been even better if it were in China. At least, it's their land. But in Nigeria? Our own land? Where they are visitors? And you support this? This is how slavery started o!
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|Crime / Re: See This Chinese Restaurant In Lagos That Doesn't Serve Or Admit Nigerians by paraltero: 6:52pm On Mar 19|
To those asking if it's the only Chinese restaurant in Nigeria - you guys are several kinds of stupid. How can someone come to YOUR country, make use of YOUR country's resources like land, electricity and others, use YOUR country men as staff then refuse you service and choose to serve only his own nationals? That's ridiculous! Imagine going to a restaurant in the US or Canada or the UK and being told they don't serve blacks. It's not your country o, but you guys would come online to shout racism. But someone is doing it right in your country to your country-people and all you guys have to say is - "is it the only restaurant in Lagos"?
I wouldn't have an issue if, maybe, the policy was something like they don't sell alcohol to minors or they don't sell seafood or they don't allow people that are shabbily dressed in. Those ones can count as business policies. Not serving an entire race? The race of your host nation, for that matter? That is pure and blatant racism and they MUST be shut down!
It's like some of you have not experienced racism before, that's why you can talk nonsense.
|Celebrities / Re: 2face Idibia Is Gay - Blackface In 'War', 2face Diss Track by paraltero: 10:32am On Mar 19|
Not everything is a spiritual something
|Literature / Veda Shorts: The Bus Battles by paraltero: 1:15am On Mar 15|
Life is funny. Life in Nigeria is funnier. Life in Lagos though? Well, take out your handkerchief because you’ll be in tears and you won’t be sure if it’s from the humour or the thought that hell must be overcrowded and the devil decided to purchase real estate in Nigeria.
So heading home from work every day, exhausted from another unfulfilling day, wondering what I spent five years in a university doing only to end up in a dead-end job that had nothing to do with all those courses I was kissing lecturers’ behinds for, I would study the roads and pedestrians as I made my way to the bus stop. At every intersection I passed between my workplace and the bus stop I intended to board a homebound bus are always small crowds of people, also corporately dressed, some looking even more depressed than I was and a few looking like the only thing stopping them from leaping into the Lagos lagoon was the distance it would take to get there. They were all waiting for buses to get them back home where they would spend roughly four hours if they were lucky before heading back to work the following day, tired, sleepy and very irritable. No wonder we could walk into some offices and witness shouting matches between employee and customer. “Bastard!”, “Idiot!”, “ko ni da fun e”? In a banking hall? With the customer service rep? Hah!
Of course, Lagos being Lagos, the buses were long in arriving. Traffic had already built up from Victoria Island to the mainland and was looking like the Israelite exodus from Egypt. People were beginning to trek singly or in small groups, to cover the distance gradually till they could find a bus to board. I always imagined that one day, someone would be trekking small small. Next thing, he or she has trekked all the way home to Ikeja from VI and would not spot a single bus to board along the way. Okadas were available, no doubt – for people who had like three debit cards and shop for clothes at the mall, not those of us that still haggle prices under the bridge at CMS. Those three cards would come in handy because the prices; Lord the prices the Okada guys would demand just to get you to the mainland! You would wonder if you were Dangote’s daughter’s husband – or Dangote’s daughter. Once, one guy walked up to a waiting Okada guy and asked how much it would cost to get him to Costain. 4,000 Naira was the response. The guy first hissed – a long and complete hiss, before bursting into laughter and walking away, jacket over his shoulder, laptop bag in hand, muttering to himself that it’s not his money someone would use to pay bride price or buy land. Make no mistake; someone else actually paid the okada guy the same amount to the same destination. Those of us whose pockets were telling us things we didn’t want to hear were stunned.
Then when a bus would actually arrive – hei gawd: the battle of Muzanga. Those corporately dressed guys and ladies that have been speaking through their nose to customers since morning? Don’t underestimate them o! Among them are boxers and wrestlers, potential WWE champions and Olympic gold medalists in boxing and wrestling. Once they spot the bus arriving, everybody primes themselves for the struggle ahead. Phones are held tightly in hand (pickpockets wear suits apparently, but that’s a story for another day), bags are worn properly so they don’t fall off, ties are stuffed in bags, cuff-links are removed, sleeves are rolled. Eyes dart and as the bus draws closer, the crowd moves closer to it, as if drawn by a special force of gravity the bus possesses. It’s even worse if the bus door is open because people take leaps of faith they’ve never taken in church or mosque before. There was once I saw an empty bus turn into my office street and did not stop once but somehow, by the time it got to the junction, it was full. And someone was hanging off the doorway too. Someone in a suit, suddenly giving conductors a run for their money.
If the driver has the foresight to keep his door closed, well, then you’d know that somewhere on these people’s CVs, opening all kinds of doors is also present. While the driver would be yelling for them to wait for him to come open the door himself, the more industrious suit and tie people are already attempting their own door-opening spells. One person would try the handle. Another person would slide open the window on the door and reach in to try opening it from inside. Meanwhile, a third would take the most direct route and try pulling the door off instead. The more creative ones would cut out the whole door nonsense, locate an open window, throw in their bags and dive in head-first. Then when the door finally opens – this is even more amusing because everyone would be trying to get in at the same time but no one would actually succeed for a while: so there’d be an empty bus with a crowd of people trying to get in without success like some sort of force field was preventing them. When one person finally gets half of his or her body in through the door, the frenzy doubles. I once witnessed one guy succeed in getting into the bus and was about to sit at the last space right beside the door. Before he could settle into the seat, someone pulled him out of the bus from outside and just as quickly as he fell out, someone else had taken his space and held on to the seat like it was bound for heaven lest he suffer the same fate as the previous near occupant.
Once, one lady got on a bus and dropped her bag to keep space for her friend/colleague who was clearly not up to the struggle. Of course, another lady fought her way onto the bus and sat on the bag before asking whose bag it was. The owner of the bag piped up, declaring the seat occupied and demanding the other lady vacates it as it belonged to her friend with the bag as evidence of that occupation. Without a word, the occupier removed the bag from under her, located the nearest window and flung it out, leaving the bag’s owner completely speechless and I, very amused.
On days like this, I just turn around, head back to the office, switch on the AC and use the office Wi-Fi to stream movies till 10 pm when the rush would have died down and I wouldn’t have to fight a second civil war to get home. No be me kill Jesus.
|Car Talk / Re: Asaba Ultra-Modern Mechanic Village & Auto Parts Market In Pictures by paraltero: 4:44pm On Mar 14|
In Nigeria, you just put up one block and call it "ultra modern".
|Education / Re: Lagos Collapsed Building: Private School Not Registered - Associations by paraltero: 11:15pm On Mar 13|
How do you live with being intentionally stupid?
|Politics / Re: Lagos AD Governorship Candidate Vows To Challenge Sanwo-olu’s Victory In Court by paraltero: 11:36am On Mar 13|
Don't mind them; I found this funny
|Celebrities / Re: Paul Obazele: "Gays And Lesbians Control Nollywood Industry" by paraltero: 1:08pm On Mar 10|
Cannot belong? It's cult ni?
|Politics / Re: Fayose’s Aide, Others Dump PDP For APC by paraltero: 6:56pm On Mar 06|
You're saying it like he stood for anything asides his pocket
|Celebrities / Re: Uche Jombo Slams Ex-Governors Making The Senate Their Retirement Place by paraltero: 5:13pm On Feb 26|
Have you always been daft or did it start recently?
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