Tourist Attractions in Nigeria

  • A Nigerian University girl.
    A Nigerian University girl.
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  • One of my collections
    One of my collections
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  • Beware of 419
    Beware of 419
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    Watch out for Ian!!!

    by Simon57 Written Feb 18, 2005

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    One problem I found is some locals would try and be over friendly. It is difficult to know the good people from the bad people.

    My friend Jon Kamara (a local) spotted some chap who went by the name of Ian trying to raid our things.

    When Jon confronted this guy Ian, he was attacked.

    Thankfully we got to him before any lasting damage was done. However, Jon did sustain an injury to his back in the scuffle.

    So I say to visitors - keep your eyes on your valuables and watch out for over friendly locals

    Sam

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    The Nigerian Art Work

    by Toyin Updated Oct 3, 2004

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    From experience, you may fall into buying fake Artworks for a high price.

    Unique Suggestions: Go to reputable Hotels or Art Galleries, if you must buy Art works. You may also get at the Airports.

    Fun Alternatives: Better if you have connections at any of the Art department in the Universities, students do produce better qualities.

    One of my collections
    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture

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    419

    by Toyin Written Oct 3, 2004

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    When you get an offer that is too generous, especially cash related, becareful. The Oil and Gas sector is very volatile. Especially the up stream sector.

    Unique Suggestions: If you must do business, do it first, with genuine intentions. Don't be greedy. Once it looks like you have to break rules, or beat the system, don't do it.

    Fun Alternatives: Go through the Economics desk of a Nigerian Embasy in your country, or better go through the Ministry of Commerce and Industries.

    Beware of 419
    Related to:
    • Business Travel

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    THE NIGERIAN LADIES

    by Toyin Updated Oct 3, 2004

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    I watch in amazment how tourists fall head long for the Nigerian women... the statistics of foreigners getting married to Nigerian women is on the increase.

    Unique Suggestions: This tourist trap is healthy, the natural endowment is simply irresistible to the male folks from the Northern hemisphere. The participants would be in a better position to explain... Ask them what is it, that make them to jump into marriage with these girls.

    Fun Alternatives: It is healthy, it is fun... however, I observed with regret that the men folks are usually very impatient,.. hence they don't really get the best that the country has to offer.

    Its good to get them by recommendations and through a good local contact.

    A Nigerian University girl.
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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    Some Nigerian Roads-its not same as what u know

    by nnapr Written Oct 18, 2003

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    Some roads in Nigeria are not in condition, causing damage to vehicles and contributing to hazardous traffic conditions.
    Excessive speed, unpredictable driving habits, and the lack of basic maintenance and safety equipment on many vehicles are additional hazards. There are few traffic lights or stop signs in some cities. Motorists seldom yield the right-of-way and give little consideration to pedestrians and cyclists.
    Gridlock is common in urban areas especially in the city of Lagos and Portharcourt known for its 'go-slow'.
    The rainy season from May to October is especially not so good because of flooded roads.

    Night driving should be avoided for several reasons. Bandits and police roadblocks are more numerous at night. Streets are very poorly lit and some vehicles are missing one or both headlights. some times Chronic fuel shortages have led to long lines at service stations which have disrupted or even blocked traffic for extended periods.

    Some public transportation vehicles are both unsafe and overcrowded.
    There have been reported incidents of passengers in local taxis being driven to secluded locations where they are attacked and robbed. Public transportation should be avoided, if possible.

    Permission is required to take photographs of government buildings, airports, bridges or official-looking buildings. Permission may be obtained from Nigerian security personnel.

    Unique Suggestions: Take your time and be on the safe side.

    Fun Alternatives: When you get cut up in a traffic jam, you better have patience and fellow the hold up accourdingly. when you finding yourself driving at night, you better use your head lights accordingly in other not to colide with broken down cars your might find in the highways.

    A popular highway in Lagos

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    The whole country is out to...

    by miyls Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The whole country is out to swindle anyone and everyone - don't believe anything any Nigerian tells you. I never suffered at their hands, but during the three weeks spent there, the evidence just piles higher and higher.

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  • The worst tourist trap of all!!

    by Guardian624 Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    A far-reaching trap: Nigerian Financial Fraud!! Millions are solicited each day with letters/faxes/e-mails trying to sucker you in to helping obtain some "lost wealth". Thousands are victims and end up losing a lot of money. The worst victims are those that are tricked into going to Nigeria---they usually are drained of all their money. This threat can be a very long term loss. For more information see the U.S. State Dept's travel warnings on Nigeria (with three warnings, it's the most of any foreign nation!!!)

    Unique Suggestions: If you get suckered by a Nigerian Fraudster, please contact law enforcement authorities.

    Fun Alternatives: If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably Nigerian!!

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    Roads in Nigeria are generally...

    by georgeyemi Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Roads in Nigeria are generally in poor condition, causing damage to vehicles and contributing to hazardous traffic conditions.
    Excessive speed, unpredictable driving habits, and the lack of basic maintenance and safety equipment on many vehicles are additional hazards. There are few traffic lights or stop signs. Motorists seldom yield the right-of-way and give little consideration to pedestrians and cyclists.
    Gridlock is common in urban areas especially in the city of Lagos known for its 'go-slow'.
    The rainy season from May to October is especially dangerous because of flooded roads.

    Night driving should be avoided for several reasons. Bandits and police roadblocks are more numerous at night. Streets are very poorly lit and many vehicles are missing one or both headlights. Chronic fuel shortages have led to long lines at service stations which have disrupted or even blocked traffic for extended periods.

    Public transportation vehicles are both unsafe and overcrowded.
    There have been reported incidents of passengers in local taxis being driven to secluded locations where they are attacked and robbed. Public transportation should be avoided, if possible.

    Permission is required to take photographs of government buildings, airports, bridges or official-looking buildings. Permission may be obtained from Nigerian security personnel.

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