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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Once Upon A Time In Nigeria.....

Do you want to tell us about the Nigeria that you used to know?The one where bread was N10 and milk N5 naira?

 
When I was growing up N100 was a lot of money but now N1000 means nothing.


77 comments:

  1. Sodinly Boohari kem an tonded efri-bori toe isstoriean.

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    1. @villager I really do like you.๐Ÿ˜

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    2. Visited my parents today and found out my little nephew takes 100 naira to school. He's in primary 3. I used to take 30 naira as transport to school in sss3. And it was a lot then. Dad drops me at school in thr morning. I could buy one gold spot at 15 naira and puff puff 10 naira , and 5 naira bus back home. Life was good then.

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    3. 100 naira for primary 3 pupil is much, Except she doesn't park lunch box for the kids.

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  2. I'm still shocked by the things I hear going on in Nigeria.

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  3. Hmmm this days u hold 1000 and u can't even explain what u bought with the money,it is well at least as we dey shout money no dey,money dey flow for some people hand ooh,make Baba God conect me to my destiny helper.

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    1. At least pesin fit nack toh toh with N10k. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Stella please this post will make me cry....Handkerchief is expensive! E nor go better for our present and past leaders.

    #DontQuoteMe

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  5. Sometimes I do think if prices of things will go back to what it was before. One bag of rice was 9000, but it's 22,000 now,One bucket of garri was 250 but it's 800 now. Lord have mercy on us.




    God Bless Everyone.

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    1. All these remembering here and there, do you also remember #3000 salary was also a very hefty sum of money? I agree that the prices of things have increased, so also has minimum wages. Y'all should just be patient, am sure wages will also increase in due time... just like before.

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    2. Garri is 900 where I live. I support my gas with coalpot. Everything is so expensive. I tire mehn!

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  6. Stella it might take a looong time but Nigeria will get better

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  7. It is well...1k ke? When 10k can't buy our basic needs anymore .. unlike b4 10k na 4 shopping

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  8. OMG! The one that paint of garri was 150. #sad.

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  9. I have stopped talking about it sef... All am hoping for is the real change,recession Anaragom my voice teh teh

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    1. Going well ๐Ÿ˜

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  11. I remember....

    Once upon a time, my friend/neighbour and I argued about our school fees. She said mine was too expensive ( at N100 per term- Word of faith group of schools ) and I should tell my parents to switch me to hers (N5 per term- Emotan primary school).
    Emotan primary school was government owned at the time and Word of faith was one of the first, if not the first privately owned schools in Benin then, run by the Church of God Mission International. Of course, all these details didn't mean squat to us at the time... Our own na make we de together.

    Of course my mum knew I was just looking for a way to be in the same school and class as my friend and didn't even consider it.
    That was in the late 80's.

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    1. I attended Emotan Primary school but that was in the 90s and boy was it the best experience as a kid.
      Now, oshiomole destroyed every shred of good and discipline it ever held.
      #sad

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  12. oh yes..life is dynamic...things are changing....and worst days are to come..how well are you preparing for the future?things are hard now because in the past we were thinking its all gonna be rosy..so we made no arrangement for our today...china then was working hard and now they are enjoying.......but those who trust and believe in their God will overcome..

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  13. I remember when I took N50 from my mum's purse to buy biscuit, the man refused to sell for me, took me to my parents himself, no be small flogging that day.

    When you'll buy a bottle of coke for N30

    Coz of N5 orange, had an accident I will never forget.

    Arise o compatriot, arise!!!

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    1. Condense was 2 for 5 naira then. Lol

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  14. When fuel a litre was #65 and one bag of rice was #8000
    I weep for our country

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  15. Stella the thing tire me ooooo things are too expensive and nobody is buying , I pity for the average Nigerians for me my business is on pause I cant com and die of hbp bikonu๐Ÿ˜ฏ 20k cannot cook a pot of soup ...... Buhari u do well oooo to think I was the only one that voted for him in my family hizzzz

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  16. I remember my mother and I would go to the market with how much? Maybe N500 and believe me, the house would be stocked...
    I remember going to the bakery with m cousin on Saturdays with N50 or so and we would buy this huge loaf of bread and there would still be change to buy sweets from the mallam with...
    I remember how easy life was. All my uncles, aunts and their friends who were in uni then just went to serve and got great jobs immediately...
    Now to survive in this economy as an entrepreneur gets worse by the day.
    As if it's not bad enough people get laid off from their jobs in these times. Sometimes I get truly tired of it all but what can we do? Keep pushing, keep hoping for the best and keep praying. Keep the faith, e go better..

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  17. There's no way things can still be same as the 80s but the way Naija move from 0-100 fear me.

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  18. Yes, growing up, even 1naira was useful, you can buy bread of 5naira and it will be enough for a family of five or six.
    Before I left Nigeria, one could still buy bread of 20naira.

    Live chicken was sold between 1000- 2000 naira. Things has really changed.
    The 1999 democracy destroyed everything for Nigerians except for the greedy politicians and their family.

    I keep praying for leader that will put Nigerians first, but it seems that prayer is on hold, because the problem is more than just the President. The problem is the senate, the house of representatives, the men in uniform, the various governmental departments, every dishonest Nigerians etc....

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    1. U r even going as far back as 1999. As at 2012, there was bread of 20naira in auchi.

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    2. As at 2015 there was #30 bread in ikpoba hill

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  19. I spent my vacation in Nigeria. The Nigeria i met is not the same one i left in Jonathans time. Now the beggars are genuine bcos them no dey see kobo for this recession. Imagine a beggar asking me for my leftover food in a restaurant. I have never experienced such in previous administrations. I went outside to collect fresh air,next thing ive spent 30k just like that. Naira is meaningless yet some of my classmates that are law graduates are earning a meagre 100k a month. This is what some of us abroad earn in a day. Only God can deliver that country.

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    1. Someone begging for your leftover food? You don't say

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    2. Someone begging for your leftover food? You don't say

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  20. I remember back then in secondary school when #50 will buy bread, egg and Fanta. Good old days

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  21. Once upon in Nigeria when a bag of rice was 8k, 1kg of Aerial was #400, 1packet of Origin handkerchief was #350,1 painter of garri was #380, 1 dollar to #180 etc and all this changed in the past 20months that this incompetent, clueless, selfish, deceitful government came into power. Am not praying for things to get better, just for things to go back to what it used to be 20months back.

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  22. Lagos to calabar used to be #3500 now #8000
    A bag of pure water #60 now #150 the list is endless.
    How many years did it take for $1 to equal #198..

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  23. This post reminded me of my childhood and I felt so sad. Things were so easy, we were so care free and happy. We would go out and play outdoors after school no fear of kidnappers or molestation. We could afford everything because money had value. Our parents gave us the best not because they were rich but because the money they made could go a long way. Everyone could afford to send their kids to good schools because the government took care of its responsibilities to its citizens. Once upon a time life in Nigeria was good, those days are gone, I pray to God we see them again

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  24. Where are those that trekked from Lagos to Abuja that year, we need them to trek to London and confirm something. Change indeed!

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  25. My salary as a secretary in 1987 was 150 naira

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    1. Then you are my mothers agemate, please change your name to swiss mum

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  26. Remember when I was a child how the bus fares increased from N5-N10 during fuel scarcity. Okay scarcity ended. Houssie still went to market and came back to say bus far was still N10. And I was like: mummy but the scarcity has ended. She replied: yes my daughter. But the bus fares will never return to formwr price because prices in Nigeria don't obey the law of gravity. This was almost 20 years ago.

    So My question is:When the economy stabilises (I know it will) will prices reduce? Or people will just start earning more income to make up for the higher cost of living? It never comes back down. This may mean that N5 is now extinct.

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    1. Prices will come down this time around when the economy stabilises but it won't go back to old price..Na so we see am

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    2. I doubt if prices will reduce. No be naija again?

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  27. I only depend on God!
    Whether they like it or not,the children of God will never beg bread even after Buhari leaves the seat.Amen

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    1. Gbamest!!! So shall it be by God's special grace, amen!!!

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    2. Yes o. When there is a casting down, it will be lifting up for us

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  28. I vividly remember when petrol was N65 naira. It's amazing how so much has changed within almost two years.

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  29. 1k ke. I have spent 130k in less than 2 weeks on normal everyday routine waka. No club ohh. Nowadays to be comfortable one need to spend 7k daily. Like today for example i paid my internet bills 12,500 for 40GB spectranet fuel for gen 2000 car 3000 small food stuffs from market 6k. 23k in total gone. I wonder how people that earn less than 100k a month are coping. when 100k cant last me 10 days in this Buhari regime

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  30. I nor know when y'all came to this world, once upon a time in Nigeria. N1.50 will take me all day and still come home with some change after school. Round trip to school #adolocollege, was 80kobo, a half loaf of bread or egg rolls 10kobo and Canada Dry 15kobo. Luxury bus from Iyaro to Lagos N8, or you sit on a stool "Joko" in the middle for N4.

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    1. Wow! You must feel it the hardest! N8:00 from Benin to Lagos! Man made problems! What a life! Is there any blink of hope for this country anymore? To think that I thought Buhari would make a significant difference... Things have gone really bad!

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    2. Man, you have tayd small on this planet.
      I doff hat๐Ÿค“

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  31. #Faith consists in believing, when it is beyond the power of reason to believe*

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  32. This is just really sad. We all need to protest.

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  33. Welcome sir @mr d . We have senior citizens on this blog ekaaaabooo o.

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  34. Don't pray for an easier life, pray for a tougher back.

    The world is changing, things are getting worse, they will never go back sane way as they were before but in all, pray for a tougher heart and a tougher back.
    Have the mind you will survive and strive well in spite of the economy. It's not the time to complain, I don't even have the mouth to complain again, I used to be scared of being broke but right now, my account is #0.00 but I really don't care again because I know I will survive.

    To every entrepreneur building their own business, don't give up. Keep building it.

    Believers, our economy is not of this world, but of Christ.

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  35. All this you guys are saying brought tears to my eyes! The good old days where did it go? I remember too when my father was working only him was working in the family. But we were so comfortable back then. My father's salary could sustain us we even attended Nigerian Navy Primary School Malu road Apapa Lagos. Any ex Nigeria Navy students in the house?

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  36. Mehn!it's crazy ....being a child of the early 90's I still met a great Nigeria ....I remember I used to take 20# to primary school for lunch!! So yesterday I called Nigeria to talk to my mum and child cause I live in diaspora!! She told me that MO'takes 200# to school for lunch !!!!Haa!!! I screamed mogbe!!! "Mum you 're spoiling this child" she's only six years old...my mum laughed and said Lara you know me better now am not the type to spoil kids ...it's just that things are too expensive in Nigeria especially food# so she had to increase her lunch allowance coz the poor child comes home hungry everyday after school!!!.....I cldnt help but week for naija in my heart!!!I pray things get better for our beloved country. ...it's welll

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  37. I no longer have strength to complain. I only hope that oneday all this will end

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  38. Most of this comments made me smile and feel sad at the same time...lord please help your children

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  39. A create of egg now sold for #1300,#1500 back then was just #500-#700 lord have mercy

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  40. Let the army take over .

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    1. What difference will that make. Were you in prison or deaf/blind during Abacha regime? So far the leader is someone with Nigerian mentality na same thing. As a people we need re-orientation so we can change our mindsets which is the bane of our problems

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  41. As a child groundout was sold 10kobo and sweets were sold 2/3 for 10kobo. Born in the 80s. But gradually coins lost value. 50K and N1 which used to be paper money disappeared from circulation. Now N5 and N10 have no value as it cannot buy groundnut or sugar or even pure water. The bisciuts sold for N20 to N50 is nothing to write home about. Even if salaries are jacked up it cannot help. The Maura simply needs to be strengthened. You can still eat something decent with $5 or £5 abroad. So why can't our own money have value? As this same $5 is about N2,500 here and we have people still earning 10-20k monthly. May God intervene

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