How To Safely Get An #Uber From The Airport In #Abuja 2018

How To Safely Get An Uber From The Airport In Abuja

 

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Two weeks ago, I found out that Abuja taxi drivers that work the airport route hate Uber drivers (surprise, surprise) and have been known to bait them by ordering trips and then hijacking their vehicles. The other thing they do is observe travelers coming through the arrivals terminal and stalking the ones that appear to be summoning a car with their phone.

If you’re stubborn like me and want to get an Uber or Taxify ride out of the airport without incident (because the damn taxi touts are unruly, expensive and fundamentally unsafe), do the following:

1. Order the ride before you get out of the arrivals terminal and call the driver. Now you have their phone number and can communicate with them.

2. Memorise their license plate number…or get the first four characters at least.

3. Once you are out of the terminal, try not to look at your phone. People tracking their ride’s ETA with the app is the most important tell these taxi touts look out for.

4. When you spy your driver — they will typically elect to find you in person and lead you to their vehicle, which they’ve parked at a safe distance — greet them like a long-lost friend. For example, be like “Miracle, my man!”. Yes, Miracle was the last dude to drive me out of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport. Even my companion was convinced that we knew each other.

I don’t know why this advice is still relevant in 2018, but it is. Also, I’m not sure what works in South Africa.

Stay safe, everyone.

Bankole Oluwafemi

Nomad and Yoruba boy, roaming around Africa with one backpack and one pair of shoes. In Lagos right now. Send snacks to bankole@techcabal.com

 

 

 


Natural Nation launches an exciting range of fashionable crochet hair packs for protective styling #NaturalHair #Abuja

Crochet braids are a great protective style that works wonderfully for natural, relaxed & transitioning  hair.

 

It is  a styling technique that involves braiding your hair into a cornrow base.  

Just like with a sew-in, various braiding patterns are used for different looks – straight back, circular and more.  After your hair has been braided, loose (bulk) hair is attached to the cornrows using a latch hook, which is how this style got its name – “crochet braids.”

 

Crochet-braids

 

Your choice of hair depends on the look you are trying to achieve but curly textures give the best results because their fullness usually hides the cornrows and attached hair.

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There's absolutely  no chemicals, thread, bonding glue or any other adhesives used to create the style.  

All of your hair is braided down, making it a full protective style.  You are able to wash, condition and moisturize your hair beneath the hair the same way you would with a sew-in weave.  Crochet braids generally last about 6-8 weeks with proper care.

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Natural Nation now stock a range of very fashionable crochet packs to help you achieve various looks e.g the Jamaican deadlock look, Mambo Satin twist and the sister lock look in an even wider variety of colours than ever seen before.

For further information, please walk in to any of the branches in Wuse II, Gwarimpa , Apo or Mabushi or alternatively call us on

08166126390

 

 

 

 

 


David Palacios Photo-Graphics Report (Nigeria) Tribute to JD Aihumekeokhai Ojeikere, Natural Nation Hair Studio, Abuja, Nigeria.


The Photo-Graphics Report project is based on the series, Hairstyles, of Nigerian photographer JD Aihumekeokhai Ojeikere. This important photographer shows us an aesthetic panorama of the different ways in which women in Nigeria express themselves through different types of hairstyle.

Find more info and Photos on the exhibition here https://www.celesteprize.com/artwork/ido:410577/

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US secretary of state John Kerry visits Abuja, sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria high on the Agenda

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Abuja today, high on the agenda was a discussion on ways to ramp up military assistance to help Nigeria defeat the extremist group Boko Haram, a senior U.S. official disclosed.

In talks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Kerry "made very, very strong commitments to the government that we are going to look at what we can do differently," the official said, adding that Kerry had told his staff to look at ways to boost military cooperation with Nigeria.

The official said Kerry had stressed that more needed to be done in working with neighbouring countries in West Africa.