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Reports of massacre of protesters in Lagos

Oyibo

LE
Was this the previous government resigning Nigerian style.

Just criminals (the non-political types). They stopped the executions there after Sani Abacha died under two Chinese prostitutes.
 
The lagoon on that side, but your point is valid.

As an aside, when MTN had built their first switch in Nigeria they held a braai next to the creek on Ikoyi. It was a balmy day and everyone was in high spirits (one or two of the men might have been wearing knee-length shorts, knee-length white socks, and sandals).

Looking over the foetid lagoon a bloated white thing passed by. "What's that?" exclaimed a saffa woman.

My B2B gleefully told everyone, "We've got a floater." (Dead body.) Just after he said that a speedboat came roaring down the creek and ran over it, bursting the body. The stench came wafting over the braii area and not much was eaten.
I had a fine office in the compound of a major logistics organisation in Apapa, facing the water (if you could see it for the rampant weed). Bodies there were, in and out with the tide.
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This was Bar Beach in 2007; not really braai territory then:
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bestri10

Old-Salt
Black Lives Matter
Only if whitey is involved?
to my surprise people i know who live very very comfortable lives are tweeting and posting on instagram pictures saying "first black people suffer from police brutality in the US and UK and now this" acting as if what is happening in Nigeria is the same as the one black person wrongfully killed in the US is the same as massacres in Nigeria at the hands of police
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Just criminals (the non-political types). They stopped the executions there after Sani Abacha died under two Chinese prostitutes.

I thought the 'Coup from Heaven' involved Indian prostitutes and a viagra-induced heart attack. Either way, the lucky winner was Obasanjo who was scheduled to be bumped off but emerged as President instead.

Quick Lekki story. One upon a time there was an RTA opposite the front gate of a large foreign energy company. The drivers got out and started a fight, at which point loads of bystanders remembered that it was Nigeria and they were Nigerians and promptly joined in. They were all having a high old time when someone decided that it must somehow be the fault of the large foreign energy company and the company compound started taking rounds.

Each to their own but it's not my idea of a classy neighbourhood.
 

Oyibo

LE
I thought the 'Coup from Heaven' involved Indian prostitutes and a viagra-induced heart attack. Either way, the lucky winner was Obasanjo who was scheduled to be bumped off but emerged as President instead.

Quick Lekki story. One upon a time there was an RTA opposite the front gate of a large foreign energy company. The drivers got out and started a fight, at which point loads of bystanders remembered that it was Nigeria and they were Nigerians and promptly joined in. They were all having a high old time when someone decided that it must somehow be the fault of the large foreign energy company and the company compound started taking rounds.

Each to their own but it's not my idea of a classy neighbourhood.

My bold: That sums up the place perfectly.

Lekki may look good on an estate agent's website, but here's the last serious incident I had to investigate (3 of ours dead & 1 VSI):



The first part of the vid below shows one guy with and RPD and one with an AK deployed as cut-offs at the junction of Admiralty Way and Adebayo Doherty Rd (you'll need to click the youtube link):

 
Ok, Mike.
I spent a lot of time in Lagos.
Normally VI, but also Lekki, as many Saffer companies are investing there.
Yes, Lekki is a 'gated community'.
With some serious security to keep the riff-raff out.
However, it is an enclave of mega rich, and is no reflection whatsoever of Lagos as a whole.
Which is a shithole.
And yes, lots of Bentleys and other fine cars.
Shame the roads -and traffic - are so bad you'd never be able to drive them anywhere near their potential.
So I was right, thank you.
 
Mike, you asked for the unvarnished opinion and stories from people who have worked in Nigeria and you have got them. They could never pay me enough money to work in Nigeria.
I am not getting any information on the political situation though, am I? I am getting the usual thinly veiled racist drivel from our coterie of resident self-appointed Africa experts, I usually ignore their tiresome posts but they seem determined to crayon all over this thread.
 

Oyibo

LE
... I am getting the usual thinly veiled racist drivel from our coterie of resident self-appointed Africa experts, ...

Go on then, give us an example
 
Overheard some drivel on BBC R4 a couple of days ago in which some Nigerian poet (WTF?) was being interviewed as to his thoughts regarding this messy incident.

To paraphrase: The Nigerian Police are institutionally and systematically racist as the Nigerian legal system and laws were imposed on the country by the former colonial masters (Us) who were all white .

The purpose of all of Nigeria's laws imposed by the former colonial power is to oppress and control Nigerians in a racist manner.

The Nigerian police were recruited, trained and controlled by white racist colonial oppressors and remain so.

I mean, really?
 
I am confused . Liberals assure me all of Africa has become a peaceful bastion of democracy with oodles of human rights after we wicked colonials left, Am I missing something ?
I think you're missing the last 50+ years of African history.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
I am not getting any information on the political situation though, am I? I am getting the usual thinly veiled racist drivel from our coterie of resident self-appointed Africa experts, I usually ignore their tiresome posts but they seem determined to crayon all over this thread.
You asked a question. You claimed to want information because you didn't know the situation. You didn't like the information you were given because it didn't reinforce your prejudice. You call those who gave you that information rude names.

That makes you a troll at the very least. My list of ignored idiots is now longer by one, and longer in 2020 than any year since I joined arrse.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
I am not getting any information on the political situation though, am I? I am getting the usual thinly veiled racist drivel from our coterie of resident self-appointed Africa experts, I usually ignore their tiresome posts but they seem determined to crayon all over this thread.

It's not a bad grounding in the context in which those politics take place - at least in Southern Nigeria - and, without understanding that context, Nigerian politics will remain a mystery to you.

Further, while you may wish to believe that it's thinly-veiled racist drivel, anyone trying to do business in that part of the world who isn't completely objective and very hard-headed doesn't last long.

This is an interesting thread with a lot of information, even if it's not what you want to hear.
 
You asked a question. You claimed to want information because you didn't know the situation. You didn't like the information you were given because it didn't reinforce your prejudice. You call those who gave you that information rude names.

That makes you a troll at the very least. My list of ignored idiots is now longer by one, and longer in 2020 than any year since I joined arrse.
Absolutely not!

The trolls are the posters here who are incapable of differentiating between the NAAFI thread and the Current Affairs thread.

I asked for information on the Current Affairs thread about the security and political implications of the latest unrest in Africa's largest economy and a nation that has substantial trade and other links with the UK.

Instead of that information I got the usual saloon bar bores recounting their tiresome anecdotes about how stupid the darkies are, the same tedious anecdotes they recount on the other threads related to Africa because they think ARRSE is some sort of racist echo chamber where they will get a sympathetic hearing from their fellow bores.

Perhaps the moderators could put a sticky warning in all Current Affairs threads relating to Africa for the bores to take their worn out dits to the African Infantryman thread and leave the people seeking to discuss important issues in peace to get on with it.

I am surprised you of all people would need to have this pointed out to you.
 
Actually you know what? The mods should just take this to the pooh-pooh thread.

Clearly no one is in the least bit interested in discussing the current political and security issues in Nigeria. The resident Africa experts merely wish to discuss potholes and the state of plumbing in Nigerian houses.

I was wrong to think anyone could get any insight from them regarding the players, the issues or the likely consequences with regard to an important nation in the region. Seems we just want to laugh at black people and their stupid ways.

Take it down mods, it's beyond saving.
 
My bold: That sums up the place perfectly.

Lekki may look good on an estate agent's website, but here's the last serious incident I had to investigate (3 of ours dead & 1 VSI):



The first part of the vid below shows one guy with and RPD and one with an AK deployed as cut-offs at the junction of Admiralty Way and Adebayo Doherty Rd (you'll need to click the youtube link):


Nigeria now on Britain in the near future?.
 
Is it too early to ask if this thread turned out as the OP expected?

Only I have to make a presentation for the back alleys, food stalls, project sites and wh0res of Lagos on the effectiveness of their collective information dissemination for the first three quarters of 2020, you see?

(Between you and me, it's not looking good).
 

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