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Yesterday my little nephew was in shock. Literally. You see, in his two years on earth he has never known what it is not to have light. The minute the light goes off the inverter takes over and when there's need for it, the generator comes on, and then at some point PHCN restores electricity. Even at times when they don't for weeks on end, there's always the option of alternating between the generator and the inverter. 

But ofcourse these times are extremely trying. I feel like rapture took place and we've been left behind to deal with a crumbling world without basic amenities. To be honest, watching his befuddlement and discomfort was rather amusing, I don't believe in sheltering one's child from some of the unpleasant realities of the world. They may not always have access or be within that comfort, so it's necessary for them to feel these things occasionally, so that wherever they find themselves adaptation wouldn't be such an abstract concept. 

Yet, that's how bad things have got. Most of us drove in slow motion yesterday so as not to burn too much fuel, never have I seen so many cars driven with the glasses down, AC has become a luxury. And for the users of public transport, those I feel so sorry for. Buses on the roads are few. Someone said he paid 600 Naira from CMS to Lekki, that's a 100 or 150 Naira route. 

Businesses are crumbling. Airlines are closing shop for now. Soon even 5 star hotels will either shut their gates or ration the light. There's no electricity, no fuel, no diesel, no nothing! I really feel as though I've been left behind. Even black market has become scarce!


How have you been coping? What tactics are you using? I hear it's not this bad in every state, I hear there's fuel in PH and Ogun state (my friends are driving down to Ogun today to buy), what's the situation in your state? How has this situation affected you? Where do you work; do you guys have fuel/diesel to run the business? 

I'm presently at a law firm in VI where I go to work when I need some resources for legal work. I've been coming here for 4 years, and for the first time ever, the windows are open, ties have been cast aside, shirts have been left unbuttoned, socks have been kicked off, the heat is sweltering, work cannot be done. Na siddon look we dey so. 

What is your situation!

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  1. Thelma in my office the sent memos to everybody last that the office won't be open today. #Godwin. Na so my weekend just continue. There's no light but I can sleep and sleep. Thank God.

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  2. At the office. We'll be closing up by 2.00pm today to save fuel for tomorrow. At home I now turn on my gen for 2 hours at night now (8pm to 10 or 10:30pm). It's terrible.

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  3. Banks are shutting down, media houses are shutting down, is this the apocalypse? Have we been left behind? Please check your neighbour and see if they are still on planet earth just to be sure.

    There's no fuel in ph too, it seems really bad in lag cos it's a whole lot morr populated.

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    1. Exactly! Na only God go help Us ohhh...

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    2. 90% of the coy's around my firm closed at 2pm, but Mbanu, my normal closing time was my normal closing time today. In my selfish mind, I was busy throwing darts at my bosses, aiming at their wicked heads, praying dat the generator packs up, just bicos I wanted to close early.....until I remembered dat the house I wanted so badly to return to so early had not seen light for more than a week, and dat the black market fuel we bot spoilt our generator. when I remembered all of the frustrating situations waiting for me at home, d darkness that will welcome me back from work...Jesu, I almost hugged the AC in my office.

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  4. ...and the Telcos impending shut down.......
    My office is still running generator as we have enough diesel to last us for the week. Different story in my house - no water (except we go downstairs to fetch), no electricity, no fuel. We have been sleeping in darkness and extreme heat except for the day we had rain.
    I truly hope this situation will not last beyond today or tomorrow otherwise, the entire nation will likely be on lock down.

    -F

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  5. Nigeria I hail thee......Have been working from the house oh....Fuel in I.b is 300...No fuel in Abeokuta... Thelma ask your friends to confirm before the jet out oh.....before they waste the little they have....My journey is just from my son's school to the house....TNHW

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    1. I traveled to Ib on saturday... and on the way(a little after sagamu) a filling station was selling for 200naira per liter and the driver stopped to buy. I was still telling him to chill nah.. that it'll be cheaper in Ib. Mstchew! It was even more expensive... lol!

      Meanwhile on tuesday... momsy told one of our uncles to buy 20 litres for us... @ 100naira per litre! I was still squeezing face and complaining that I don't want to spend beyond my budget. by saturday twas already 300, 400 500naira per litre! Ha! Wahala wa ni country yi o!

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  6. On Wednesday, I got fuel at N200 per litre, on Friday, I got fuel at 300 per litre. Now my generator tank is empty. I wonder if I'll get at all today.

    Are we not at war? It's a state of emergency already. NLC should follow suit, let it be a total shutdown because I wonder how some people are coping with transport fare. I heard Oshodi to Ajah was 300, as at Friday it was N1000. And people's salary won't increase at the end of the month.

    some don't have cash to buy, those who have cash can't see to buy.

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  7. My sisters bf dashed me 20 litres of fuel yesterday I nearly knelt down to thank him, 10 went into the gen and the other 10 in the car, I'm even contemplating going to see my friend who just put to bed. Hubby hasn't realised there's no fuel I had to force him to put off the gen by 11 last night.

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    1. I even had to be the one to pour the fuel in the gen and car cos I don't anyone to do it as carefully as I would.

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    2. On a normal day this will be funny but now ehen its all part of strategy

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    3. Lmaooo! Michie girl oooo!!!!! You did it yourself just so they would not waste it or pour it away! Hahahahaaa!

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    4. Lol@michie. U guys should follow @emmaohmygod on instagram. He did a very funny video on fuel wahala. he usually uploads lots of comedy skits. Funny guy

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  8. My brother said mayb rapture took place n we r left behind...God forbid thou but that's how bad things are
    The fuel situation in abuja is crazy
    No visiting what so ever I just sit my ass at home
    Transport fee is double what you pay
    Am supposed to travel soon,this one that airlines are shutting down am very worried
    We need a miracle and fast
    Oh Nigeria my country

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  9. To think that my street transformer chose to develop fault this period *good timing satan*
    so Is ifeanyi ubah's (capital oil) promise of helping out true?

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  10. I just thank God the weather has been fair in Bayelsa, if not, na to just melt for night! Don't even geh me started on the office situation!

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  11. The one that pains me most is that all the food in my freezer would probably spoil. I managed my fuel over the weekend to keep the fridge running but we've run out this morning. I'm the kind that buys in bulk sometimes I get most of these stuff from the east my Ukwa, Ukpaka etc I'v been warming my meat since like night ,I feel like shouting at someone now. J

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    1. Loool. Pele J. They've called off the strike.. let's hope that by tomorrow or Wednesday.. there would be fuel. Meanwhile in the meantime, just close ur eyes and by 400/L that's if you see sef. O ga o!

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    2. Find a way to dry them,I cook and bake my meat till really dry,

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  12. I learned they've called off the strike - one of the problems solved. Now we hope marketers will start importing.

    -F

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  13. Hmmm, got a notice that work closes by 1pm......Customers were so passed........they mentioned they were not notified on time

    At home,there has been no light since yesterday evening hence no water.....my laptop is dead.....i really should have taken it to the office to charge.....i don't have any back-up for electricity as our light hardly ever goes off.....so here I am just just wondering where I will get water to have a bath to the office tomorrow

    This situation is really really horrible

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  14. It's fucked up! There was a fire at my house and fire service didn't have petrol .. We had to put off the fire with buckets of water from the swimming pool mixed with detergent cos no diesel to turn on gen to pump water ..Fire extinguishers didn't even work .. Thank God for good neighbors

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    1. Wow. Thank God it didn't become worse than that Oo!
      Which way Naija??!

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    2. Sorry Chocolate, I hope no one was hurt, I got to my bus stop for 5am and waited 2hrs, no transport, the few buses that were going had tripled the fares which wasn't even midway to my destination, by 7 I just called my boss and told him am not coming in, my vacation continues ni, went back to the house with no electricity and low battery,this country has tire me oo, will soon leave, and this scarcity better end before friday because I must go to ib.

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    3. Sorry Chocolate, I hope no one was hurt, I got to my bus stop for 5am and waited 2hrs, no transport, the few buses that were going had tripled the fares which wasn't even midway to my destination, by 7 I just called my boss and told him am not coming in, my vacation continues ni, went back to the house with no electricity and low battery,this country has tire me oo, will soon leave, and this scarcity better end before friday because I must go to ib.

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  15. at the risk of sounding silly, what's the difference (in one "layman" sentence) between an Inverter and Generator? I have tried Google, but all the AC-DC current talk is doing me somehow

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    1. In layman's explanation, an inverter supplies electricity without the use of fuel- diesel nor petrol, but with pre- charged batteries.
      There are different grades of inverters - different scale of power output.
      There are also solar powered inverters.

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    2. thanks cccc, seems like a handy thing to have.

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  16. My office had to close early today. The drive back home took me 30 minutes instead of the usual one hour plus. The economy is grinding to an halt and i hope this will teach future leaders to foresee eventualities and prepare in advance.

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    1. I got to work 6:57am on a monday morning!!!! :o as opposed to the usual 8am or 8:05. And I got home 6:13pm... on monday from lekki!!! That'll usually take not less than 2hrs or 3. 4 on very bad days.
      You want to know the most important part of this story? I met sunshine at home! I wan faint! Lmaoo! And of course she did the *boooom* scare and I almost ran out of the house.

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  17. Getting to work and coming back was so easy(thank you Jesus) but my anger started from where my food people started doing *wonranwonran* and I couldn't have lunch. I had to force down wan ridiculously sweet dougnut and scotch egg + coke to keep me from fainting! Pls if you work in lekki.. can u recommend food peopl. @ sensible rate o. Cuz buka hut is not far from my office so if I want to eat 1500 naira lunch everyday, I know my way + hello food is just an app away. Lool. Please help a sister out! :(

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    1. "...sweet dougnut and scotch egg + coke to keep me from fainting..." 9 o'clock news. Later you wee be giving excuse why the *roundabout* hasn't turned to *T-junction*.

      *side eyes*

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    3. Lmaooo! You see how you already judged me without even knowing the condition I was in!!! :( I was so hungry I was having a headache mehn! That's not the time to form fitfam or anything like that. I didn't even want doughnut sef but that's what they had... and the coke.. well, you know... no ac in the bus because of the fuel situation.. hot weather et al.. so since there was no lunch... the coke was suppose to cheer me up. *shines teeth*

      We are still on course don't worry! #fitfam #50kgisthegoal #lepashanditohbadt

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    4. 50kg...Jesu.........vanishing tinzzzzz

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    5. Lmaooo! Ejoec! is my turn now inugo? If everybody is calling you #roundabout, wie you keep kwayet?!!!! Lool!
      50kg = flatter tommy, less chubby cheeks, tinier waist and trimmer arms! That's the goal bebe! Not to vanish jor! See as memphis is threatening me with t-junction(whatever that means.. sounds worse than roundabout)

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    6. Is t-junction the goal?! I don confuse! Hia! The goal is 50kg! Shikenah! Lool @ T-junction tho. T eing the key letter. Where's my hips in this T... that's worse than round about o. loool

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    7. Hahahahahahaha. Your FBI school was not a waste ke! :D

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    8. LMAO! Chai! Kabuoy, see as Memphis finish you here.... You go fear T-junction..lol
      Biko don't turn to T-junction o, just be like that "roundabaout" at Opebi, the triangle one. Those hips must not vanish o!

      In Kabuoy's defence tho, she's lost a lot of weight she's now almost a lepa,..... with bad a** hips tho *runs away*

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    9. LMAO! Chai! Kabuoy, see as Memphis finish you here.... You go fear T-junction..lol
      Biko don't turn to T-junction o, just be like that "roundabaout" at Opebi, the triangle one. Those hips must not vanish o!

      In Kabuoy's defence tho, she's lost a lot of weight she's now almost a lepa,..... with bad a** hips tho *runs away*

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  18. Today, I'm not angry, I'm happy. There's fuel in my gen, I dont have a car so no worries, there's no light but no be today..lol, and I got home from work before 6pm! That has never happened before!

    The way I got to work this morning ehn, it was by divine grace :) and at 200 naira when my colleague spent 500bucks. Coming home nko, I didnt have to hustle at all, just followed another colleague home. Everybody was surprised to see me at home in the "afternoon"..lol Kabuoy nearly peed her pants when i shouted "boom" when she entered...lmao! All in all, it was a good day.

    Lord, please let tomorrow be better than today...amen

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  19. In warri, no light as usual, fuel is going for 200 naira per litre , I think it's a bit better here cos the filling stations are selling n there is also black market tho they are selling at the rate of 250.transport fare wasn't so bad 20naira difference.
    Just got to say i love your relationship kabuoy and sunshine

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    1. Awww... thanks tracey... :*

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    2. All these siblings love being shared.... *hmmm* I'm not jealous oh, I'm not jealous.

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  20. Awww.. Tracey, thanks.

    @Uyi, we know you're not jealous, we would adopt you into our "siblinghood" but you and Kabuoy will probably tear each other apart before the ink on the adoption papers dry so...

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  21. Talk abt jumping in straight at the deep end of the pool! So I finally come home and at the airport my cuz K goes 'babe sorry bt we no go fit on AC abeg. Fuel no dey'. Got home after sitting in holdup for 2hrs and there was no light n the gen was broken! + cos there was no light, there was no water either cos the pump wouldn't work with the gen. Had to send someone to buy a bag of pure water to take a shower with! All I could do was smile, shake my head n say 'Ziggy nno! U're really back'. Have been indoors since then. Haven't even gone down east to see my mum as I planned cos that is easier thought than done with airlines cancelling flights n tickets for d likes of AutoStar now at flight ticket prices.

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  22. My 6 month daughter dislocated her hip,am so confused ,am supposed to start school on Monday

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    1. O my.... sorry about that... take her to the hospital.... and hope for the best. everything would be just fine. Don't stress! *hugs*

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    2. Anon I'm so sorry. Have you taken her to the hospital? Please don't be confused, keep calm. Get her medical attention and believe in the best outcome. Even when school starts everything will fall in place and sort themselves out. Just believe that and be strong, for you and baby.

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    3. Thanks,yea it was discovered in the hospital, have another appointment

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