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    You will notice armed police...

    by Rob47 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You will notice armed police at road blocks....just be polite and give him 20 nira.
    They are poorly paid and it will help him feed his family and you will pass by safely.

    Fondest memory: The mobile policeman who guarded our base came with me to recover stolen property and dropped his bullets.
    We were crawling about the ground to find them because he had to account for them.
    AK47 SWINGING AROUND......

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    A passport and visa, which...

    by Rob47 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: A passport and visa, which must be obtained in advance, are required for entry into Nigeria.
    Foreign nationals cannot legally depart Nigeria unless they can prove, by presenting their entry visas, that they entered Nigeria legally.

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    The city of Port Harcourt is...

    by Rob47 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The city of Port Harcourt is the oil rich treasure base of the nation. It has an approximate population of one million comprising of different tribes e.g Ikwerre, Ijaw and Kalabari. And a lot of foreigners.

    Fondest memory: The smiling faces

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    NIGERIA THE LARGEST BLACK...

    by cherrycoco Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: NIGERIA THE LARGEST BLACK NATION

    A VERY NICE PLACE TO BE, SINCERELY YOU CANNOT VISIT SUB-SAHARA AFRICA WITHOUT NIGERIA. THE SECOND CAPITAL LAGOS
    THE MOST POPULATEDAND VIBRANT CITY IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA RICH WITH REAL AFRICAN CULTURE.

    FOOD
    A LOT OF REAL AFRICAN DISHES TO CHOOSE FROM EXAMPLES

    RICE WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF SAUCES, EBA, PEPPER SOUP, AMALA, ETC.

    TRANSPORTATION

    BECAUSE OF THE HIGH POPULATION DENSITY THE TRANSPORT FACILITY IS VERY BAD. THE RATE FOR A TAXICAB IS VERY EXPENSIVE. AS AN AFRICAN ONE HAS TO SQUEEZ IN MINI VANS WHICH YOU CAN FIND IN ANY PART OF THE CITY AT A VERY LOW FARE

    BELIEVE ME NIGERIA, LAGOS IS A PLACE FOR ANY TOURIST TO BE.

    WARNING

    AVOID WALKING AT NIGHT, BECAUSE OF ARMED ROBBERS, AND FRAUDSTERS. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN YOU WALK AROUND BECAUSE NIGERIANS ARE AMONGST THE SMARTEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.
    YOU FORGET YOURSELF YOU ARE DOWN.

    Fondest memory: The warmest welcome, friendly, and caring is what i miss most when i visit nigeria

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  • Lagos and Abuja are not the...

    by pearlsa Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Lagos and Abuja are not the only so called happening places in NIJA, according to my sources Port Harcourt is the Happening place at the moment, but what does a person who lives in Ibadan kow about that huh?
    well If you ever go to Ibadan please visit the University of Ibadan and IITA. the two hottest places, well according to me of course. in UI you will find the hot guys and in IITA the cool places and activities.

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  • Be smart in Nigeria

    by JudithAkins Written May 15, 2009

    Favorite thing: I have just come back from 2 1/2 weeks in Nigeria. Lagos and Ibadan. Roads are a challenge - so dont plan to travel too far. Avoid public transport. You need to be street smart to survive them. Private car will come with a driver. My driver and security guards were brilliant and stongly recommend. Word of mouth recommendation is the only way to get anything in Nigeria, and the only way to avoid trouble. There are no big tour companies - only private contractors. I am happy to pass on the contacts if you want to contact me.

    You will need to have a visa, and yellow fever vaccine and take maleria tabs to prevent. Prevention is critical. Medical care is really poor standard. Plan to eat only local food and drink only bottled water.

    Fondest memory: The people are happy and develop a strong bond of friendship - if you are open and let this happen.

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    If god created a hell on earth I fould it

    by williamusa324u Written Jan 27, 2010

    Favorite thing: Nigeria is a dangerous dirty place. I was there for 2 years and was sick all the time. I had glads I never thought existed in ones body. Food was something I have never seen before. The Nigerians eat something they call garrey. Its a greasy pasty looking something that I was unable to determine what it was made out of. The poverty level is incredible with many people hungry in the streets. the roads and traffic is almost unbearable. Although generally the people are very friendly and seem like people from USA and Europe they still have an aggressive way about them. I dont recommend walking to far in the daytime and never at night. At this time there is a severe struggle between the government and armed bandits in the river delta area. They often drill into oil pipelines trying to steal the oil causing pipeline explosions. Also they often try to steal copper wire from live transformers creating power outages when the cut into live power lines always cooking them to a crisp. Not a place to visit unless you have business there and a small security detail.

    Fondest memory: my fondest memory was on the airplane getting ready for takeoff

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    walk carefully Lagos

    by gwened Written Dec 11, 2013

    Favorite thing: you can walk in Lagos daytime and on certain areas such as victoria island, Ikoyi, ikeya, and it is nice, going shopping, eating out.
    night time or sundown are not suggested in all not just for security but also for health reason such as mosquitoes.

    Fondest memory: walking by the beach at Lagos and see the oïl tankers go by,mingling with the locals and just have a nice cold beer

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    The supreme Court of Nigeria

    by Toyin Updated Oct 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Justice in any country is synonimous, with the Judiciary arm of the government. In Nigeria, the three arms of government are located close to each other.

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    THE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT ABUJA

    by Toyin Updated Oct 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Federal civil service senior excecutive operates here. It is presently said that the civil service is overbloated.

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    The Ships House - Abuja

    by Toyin Written Oct 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Nigerian Military is reputed to be the most disciplined in the world...this building, an Architectural masterpiece, houses the defense Ministry.

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    The Police Headquaters Abuja.

    by Toyin Updated Oct 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Security in Nigeria is a big deal, the ultramodern Police Headquaters in Asokoro is a sign that the Federal Government is very serious about security.

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    The Oba at the Oba Palace in...

    by TanjaE Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The Oba at the Oba Palace in Benin-City (Edo State, nigeria) with his wifes and children during 'Igue-Festival'

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    Notice the sights on the way...

    by Rob47 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Notice the sights on the way from the airport.
    Village life is basic to say the least.

    Fondest memory: Smiling faces ,even though they are trapped in poverty.

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    Visa for Nigeria in Bamako, Mali (december)

    by lotharscheer Updated Jan 20, 2012

    Favorite thing: In Bamako you can get a tourist visa in 1 day, price depends on your nationality, irish 56000 CFA, french 40000 CFA, austrian 31500 CFA....
    When applying dress as well as you can.

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