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Reports of massacre of protesters in Lagos

I’ve only been to Abuja or the North-East.

From the sound of it, the very slight risk of being under a Single 122mm rocket courtesy of Boko Haram is much lower than the risk of being in Lagos or In Port Harcourt.
PH used to be quite a nice place to visit when I last went there in 2003 ish. They had kept a lot of their old colonial houses and buildings. My company bailed from PH when we had some of our employees, white and black, killed whilst out working in the Delta. PH was a massive logistics port for us but such was the threat to white workers at the time, we pulled them all and left behind a small local presence.
Lagos, I'd go home for a few weeks and when I'd come back, they'd built new roads and housing estates, such was the building progress. Just don't mention the Lekki Expressway.
 

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I’ve only been to Abuja or the North-East.

From the sound of it, the very slight risk of being under a Single 122mm rocket courtesy of Boko Haram is much lower than the risk of being in Lagos or In Port Harcourt.
Port Harcourt defies description, really. It's that shite.

Well, the bits I saw on my one and only (and definitely last) visit were, anyway.

Was early noughties when I was young and dumb and unknowing. As NB says, not a good part of the world to be pale-skinned. There were guys working for Total and permanently based there who took being lifted for ransom as a pastime, it happened that often. Only made the news back home if they weren't released on payment or it dragged on for a few days. Total would pay up after a brief negotiation to get the price down to a relative bargain-basement level and they'd usually be released same day or the next. Usually local gang-bangers with all the gear and no idea. Only really a bad day out if MEND or another "serious" outfit lifted them.
 
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I have just seen which of my posts have been deleted as it is still shown when Mike Barton replies to it in #90. How that can be inappropriate and worthy of a ban in future I don't know? I merely replied to his flounce when he was accusing everybody who had given examples of working in Nigeria as a racist, pointing out that he had asked for unvarnished views and contibuters had given them.
 

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That's why I always like to here from rather more cynical blokes, like the people on this forum, who might have somewhat more robust and down-to-earth interpretations of what is going on.

Quite clearly not
 
Warri is the gold standard for shitness. At least you had a decent camp.
It came with a team of hookers that followed you from the bar and rapped on your door until you paid them to go away.
Honestly.
The food there was some of the best I'd had in Nigeria. The normal prawns were like lobsters.........................but Warri had no sewage plants. Join the dots.
 

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Have you ventured to Warri yet?
I'm considerably older and much, much wiser now. Did PH, Luanda and EG - the place next door to Nigeria that's run by that batshit mental Obiang geezer - in the early days. Then I realised that, as a freelancer, I wasn't anyone's bitch and could say, "No, thanks." I am resolved to not set foot on or near that stinking fucked up continent ever again.
 
I'm considerably older and much, much wiser now. Did PH, Luanda and EG - the place next door to Nigeria that's run by that batshit mental Obiang geezer - in the early days. Then I realised that, as a freelancer, I wasn't anyone's bitch and could say, "No, thanks." I am resolved to not set foot on or near that stinking fucked up continent ever again.
I used to look forward to my visits to Luanda. I found some of the Angolans we employed were top guys and girls with a very similar sense of humour and lifestyles as we enjoy in the UK. It was a welcome relief not having to have an escort everywhere you went. The Portuguese influenced food was excellent wherever you went in the country, which is more than can be said for Nigeria.
 
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I used to look forward to my visits to Luanda. I found some of the Angolans we employed were top guys and girls with a very similar sense of humour and lifestyles as we enjoy in the UK. It was a welcome relief not having to have an escort everywhere you went. The Portuguese influenced food was excellent wherever you went in the country, which is more than be said for Nigeria.
Costas Georgiou said that he didn't enjoy such a positive experience when he went there in 1976. He reported that they weren't so welcoming, and he had an escort everywhere. He thought that the food was something to die for and although they didn't appear to have a sense of humour at first, they did at the end when he said "shoot straight you bunch of crap hats". Although his stay was relatively short.
 
I used to look forward to my visits to Luanda. I found some of the Angolans we employed were top guys and girls with a very similar sense of humour and lifestyles as we enjoy in the UK. It was a welcome relief not having to have an escort everywhere you went. The Portuguese influenced food was excellent wherever you went in the country, which is more than can be said for Nigeria.

Angola is shit and the food in Luanda is ******* expensive.

For anyone to say that it’s better than Nigeria is not paying a compliment to Angola: it is however making it clear how bad Nigeria is.

I ran two training courses in Yola and we provided lunch.

On the first day of the first course I tried the chicken. I have never eaten anything so hot.

But not ‘interesting’ hot like an Indian curry or a Lao laeb. Just ‘tip an entire packet of chilli into that chicken, Blessing’.

Every meal was the same.

It was egg banjos for my lunch after that.
 
Costas Georgiou said that he didn't enjoy such a positive experience when he went there in 1976. He reported that they weren't so welcoming, and he had an escort everywhere. He thought that the food was something to die for and although they didn't appear to have a sense of humour at first, they did at the end when he said "shoot straight you bunch of crap hats". Although his stay was relatively short.
That episode is still discussed.
I've contributed to this matter on other threads on arrse, particularly the involvement of Jack Dromey married to Harriet Harman, who was a communist Trade unionist present at his trial.



"Dromey was born to Irish parents in Brent and raised in Kilburn, London. "
No fan of the British.
 

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And you’ve been to Sheppey...
The evidence:-

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Sheerness as it should be seen - getting further away.

Taken from the deck of this little beast. Despite being completely blunt where it should be pointy it could shift - oozed power - and has the manoeuvrability of an MD500 in a skilled helmsman's hands.

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I used to look forward to my visits to Luanda. I found some of the Angolans we employed were top guys and girls with a very similar sense of humour and lifestyles as we enjoy in the UK. It was a welcome relief not having to have an escort everywhere you went. The Portuguese influenced food was excellent wherever you went in the country, which is more than can be said for Nigeria.
Angola is one of only two places I've been tapped for a bit of palm oil.
 

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