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|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Reasons New Graduates Cant Get Jobs by abbey621(m): 7:35pm On Dec 03|
The number one reason graduates are not able to secure jobs is that the ratio of employers to graduates is highly skewed. Everyone wants to graduate and secure jobs, zero innovation, zero foresight! I know lots of graduates that are still looking for jobs since we graduated in 2008, 5 years ago. How can you secure a job when people are not creating enough. My advice to those in school now is to develop business skills, learn a trade, something that can fetch you income, this will give you the necessary backbone to withstand any economic hardship till your dream job arrives. Not everyone is meant to work for someone, some were born to be inventors, creators, entrepreneurs!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by abbey621(m): 5:23pm On Nov 29|
Well done clap for yourself, you are a true professional! It's no use arguing with you, I know what I know and I'm sticking with it. I do not feed you so I cannot tell you how to act or talk. Good luck 2 u!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by abbey621(m): 4:09pm On Nov 29|
This is what I hate about Nigerians, mixing apples and oranges in order to make a point. Bro stop it! Her result says not available, it never said canceled or invalid. I told you I called ETS and spoke to someone in charge, as of now, they are currently reviewing all scores from Nigerian test takers over the last few months. Until ETS informs my friend that the result is not valid or informs the school, I refuse to be drawn into mere speculation, you have no authority on this matter, your opinion while noble remains nothing but an opinion until you call ETS yourself and verify things, don't call me confused, I find that very insulting!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by abbey621(m): 3:31pm On Nov 29|
Bro slow down, let's take it a step at a time. Firstly, if a result was canceled it is an automatic zero, the schools and candidates are sent notification of this. If a result is under review or not available that means there's still hope that it can be released, you cannot say such a score is invalid or zero.
Furthermore, remember I said each person should do what is best for him or her! In my friend's case, her official score report was sent to her chosen institution and they made a decision based on that, until ETS informs them that the result is no longer valid, I have no reason to doubt its validity.
Lastly, opinions are different from FACTS, most of us are guilty of mistaking one for the other, each candidate affected by this should call ETS or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org if in doubt or confused. May God help us all!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by abbey621(m): 2:37pm On Nov 29|
Bro I get your point, but what does that have to do with visa interview, when the VO asks did you write any standardized exams? Would you say no I did not or would you say I did and I have the copy of the official score report sent to my university? Visa interviews are all about the ability to express oneself. Sir there's a difference between a canceled result and result not currently available due to reevaluation. I personally called ETS, spoke to one of the supervisors and she explained that this is a widespread issue and that they are still working on it, so I don't know where you got your idea of zero from.
Mr. Walspring, lack of standardized test will not be the sole reason a candidate is ineligible for visa, if you heard otherwise, you heard wrong! God surely helps those who help themselves, it's all about confidence, I just hate people being scared for no reason, my advice is simple, do whatever you feel is best for your situation!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by abbey621(m): 1:41pm On Nov 29|
Bros no one is saying that they won't verify but you can't be accused of fraud for a genuine test. There's a difference between scores canceled and scores not available. The VO cannot accuse someone of fraud if the person truly took the test. But each person to their own, it's all about confidence. Even the visa officers are now aware of what's going on between ETS and Nigeria, so a simple explanation such as " I only have the copy sent to me by my school or I only have the online print out" will do. It's still way better than telling the VO, "I did not take any test"
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by abbey621(m): 1:02pm On Nov 29|
Bro there's no such thing as fraud here as long as you took the exam, an official score report was sent to my friend's school. All she asked for was that the school include a copy of the test score along with her I-20 which they did. Toefl never informed her that scores were canceled, just that she cannot view it online. You people are funny o, Visa Officers are not gods!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by abbey621(m): 3:17am On Nov 29|
dnpasion: I wrote my TOEFL test in September and viewed my scores barely a week after the test date but when i logged in now to print out the result , it says "Not Available". House please i want to know if anyone has experience this before because this is really getting me worried and my interview is coming up next week.
Toefl is currently reevaluating all exams from the past 4 months taken at a Nigerian test center, same thing happened to someone I know. You can call ETS till Jesus comes they won't give you a concrete answer. Anyone fortunate to print the result before they took it away can definitely use that print out. I personally paid and helped my friend register through the ETS website and I intend on taking legal action against them. Nigerians should not be treated like common criminals just because they seek quality education.
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Student Sentenced To Death For Stealing Recharge Cards And A Mobile Phone by abbey621(m): 4:00pm On Nov 21|
HaHa! Now I understand your point of view, kill or be killed abi? There are three questions you need to ask yourself to see if you are really better than the person who was convicted. 1. Have you ever lied? 2. Have you ever taken anything that did not belong to you? 3. Have you ever cheated? If the answer to 2 or more out of those 3 questions are yes then you sir should be locked up! If Nigerian laws were truly efficient or effective, 90% of the population should be in prison by now, including those who made the laws. The guy made a huge mistake in life, he did not kill anyone, take away his freedom, put him in rehab, why death?
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Student Sentenced To Death For Stealing Recharge Cards And A Mobile Phone by abbey621(m): 3:28pm On Nov 21|
So anybody that threatens your life should be eliminated, why go through the law, why not use jungle justice since you are so quick to kill, I wonder what you would say if your family member was involved in such a case. Each case should be considered according to the facts or circumstances and not by some outdated law. The story said he used a toy gun, no shots were fired, no physical injury to the victim, why not give the boy a long sentence, or even better, a life imprisonment. Why death? Mr. Tensor777, did you know that someone that steals a tomato and someone who stole millions are held to the same penalty under law? This is the type of hyprocrisy evident in the Nigerian legal system, pure nonsense!
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Student Sentenced To Death For Stealing Recharge Cards And A Mobile Phone by abbey621(m): 2:42pm On Nov 21|
Anyone that is capable of robbing their fellow citizens, should be locked up. If you kill or injure anyone in the process then it should be punishable by the maximum penalty which is death. This particular case did not involve death or injury, so why the death penalty? Why The Nigerian judiciary system needs revamping, robbery is robbery regardless of the person's status, a poilitician should not be treated differently from a common citizen but we all know how it is right? Nigeria is lawless, it's all about who you know!
|Religion / Re: Anti-tithers Are Playing On The Intelligence Of Nigerian Churches by abbey621(m): 12:54am On Oct 15|
I often wonder if Nigerians should be tested for mental illnesses. For goodness sake, this nation is probably the most religion driven nation in the world. Everywhere we turn, we have churches and mosques yet poverty everywhere, people dying like flies, one disaster after the other, yet we have so called Christians who call their pastors daddy all because he can perform magic tricks, we have people killing each other all because of some ignorant imam or senator. Now back to the topic, I find it interesting that certain aspects of the old testaments are done away with or no longer valid because of Jesus and the new testament, yet when it comes to tithe Christians love to go back to the old testament, we have pastors focusing more on tithes than spiritual healing, some of them eager to tell their congregation that they would not make heaven if they do not pay tithe, we have pastors buying jets, sponsoring politicians, building mansions and universities all out of money received from hard working Nigerians, yet the same people that diligently paid their tithes, cannot afford to send their children to the universities or even fly on an airplane. I believe man made religion and not the other way around, it is not by tithe or offering but by the magnitude of kindness in one's heart, Nigerians go to church or mosque every single day, pay tithe and act holy yet they beef their neighbors, ignore starving children and judge anyone or anything they do not understand, shame on all of you!!!!!!!!!!
|Family / Re: My Husband Spits On My Face During Quarrels by abbey621(m): 8:42pm On Dec 30, 2012|
Whenever I read stories like this, I end up questioning the motive. You've been married for 5 years, he's been doing this for 2 years, you are not in Africa where you are restricted, you are in a country where the woman has greater power and yet you do nothing. WOMAN WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVE? There's always two side to a story, he did not just wake up one morning and decide to start spitting on you, if you can not communicate effectively with him, seek professional advice or better yet spiritual advice.
|Phones / Re: Nairaland BBM Group: Drop Your Blackberry Pin by abbey621(m): 3:38pm On Nov 18, 2012|
Add me, please no sellers or marketers. I'm a guy, in the states, looking for friends from all around the world. 29937951.
|Phones / Re: Blackberry Phone Becomes A Source Of Shame For Users by abbey621(m): 7:38pm On Oct 16, 2012|
Whoever wrote this post must have been sleeping for the past 5 years, Blackberry was never a major force in the American market, the market is controlled by Apple and Android, Blackberry's major power rests in Europe and Africa, so people do not panic!
|Family / Re: Should I Greet & Call My Husband's Younger Sister 'Aunty'? by abbey621(m): 3:19pm On Oct 10, 2012|
Girls of nowadays, overzealous pride and humongous ego, what would it cost you to do what will bring peace to your marriage? Let me tell you something, there's nothing worse than having in-laws that despise you, even if your husband loves you crazily, he will bow to pressure from his family at the slightest sign of wrongdoing by you. Another question, why the stress? Why let a simple issue like this worry you, you talk about feeling belittled but to me it sounds like you are over-complicating things, if you don't have to see them everyday, calling them aunty or brother or sister, takes nothing from you but if you have to see them everyday call them nicknames, you are matured and should be able to put out any fire at the slightest sight of smoke, be wise, things like this have a way of resolving if you learn to see it with a little bit of humor.
|Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Desola Ade-Unuigbe Supports Aluu Community by abbey621(m): 4:31pm On Oct 09, 2012|
People are entitled to their opinions, please let's not curse them or intimidate them. Here's my point of view, I grew up in the ghetto community of Mushin, where robbers and thieves are dealt instant justice, not because there's no law but because the people have been oppressed for so long, being robbed in daylight and so on, the people have decided to deal with thieves mercilessly, that's why if you steal tomatoes or laptop, you get the same treatment. I also schooled at O.O.U, where cultist kill and injure so many, where the innocent are frightened out of their skin and all innocence is lost. My point is people get killed everyday, robbers rob everyday, if we had respectable law enforcement maybe so much lives wouldn't be wasted. Some of you have never been to that community, we don't really know if those boys were innocent or guilty, we can only pass judgment from far away, my question to you is if you saw something like that happening in your community would you interfere and attempt to save those boys or would you just watch and silently condemned? Yea I thought as much, as a society we have failed, even more importantly we have failed as humans, sometimes the right thing isn't always easy to do!
|Health / Re: Help With Cure For 'Pot Belly' by abbey621(m): 2:00pm On Sep 11, 2012|
y2kaustin: ...D bitter truth is alway harsh baby,i knw his dicck,definitely wil b lyk a tooth pick,dats y d babe moved on and 4 ur informate.Pot bellied men normally av dat kind of dicck,they'l av 2 raise d stomach up b4 d triumphant entry into d .....Em,em!
Mr. know it all, I'm sorry to burst your bubble, the size of your belly has nothing to do with how developed your stick becomes. Stop feeding us nonsense, HABA! Try hereditary or other biological factors, I believe that would make more sense, for example Asians have the shortest stick length while Africans the longest, but that does not mean there are no short stick men in Africa or no long stick in Asia.
|Health / Re: Help With Cure For 'Pot Belly' by abbey621(m): 1:16pm On Sep 11, 2012|
You are only as good as you feel, the girl didn't leave you because of pot belly, your confidence diminished because of your physical limitations causing you to seem dull in her eyes. People spend more time trying to diet and slim down and really lose sight of the simple things in life. Forget about the girl, are you comfortable with your body? If no, then exercise and diet but if yes then you don't need suffer yourself, raise your confidence level by making sure you are successful in other areas and girls would be lining up at your door step. Many have tried to change themselves in order to satisfy a woman, not knowing that it's impossible, do your best and worry less.
|Family / Re: How Do You Welcome Your Husband Home After Work? by abbey621(m): 4:05pm On Aug 29, 2012|
The thing that always baffles me is the average Nigerian's way of thinking that all situations are the same. When it comes to marriage, people have their own way of doing things. In the U.S, most households consists of the husband and wife both working, sometimes they don't see each other till late at night, sometimes the husband prepares dinner, other time the wife does, both are working in order to pay the bills, so they pay little attention to frivolous things. the truth is as long as the couple understands the mechanism and are satisfied with it, why should you be concerned??
|Islam for Muslims / Re: Honest Opinion Of A Sincere Muslim by abbey621(m): 3:50pm On Aug 27, 2012|
@Poster - Coming to Nairaland and raising religious tensions won't solve anything, neither would your gentle words of encouragement for Muslims to take action. Nigeria is a messed up country and the people are responsible for their own sufferings, we all can blame religion all we want but whenever we decide to get back to reality, we would realize that the problem is greed, corruption and the cowardliness of our Nigerian people. Only in Nigeria do we protest name change, fuel prices and other menial issues and leave more crucial issues like violence, corruption and economy behind. Any country in which the people are not willing to die for their freedom is bound to fall. The central bank is busy introducing monetary policies that will triple inflation by creating a 5,000 naira note, our president is ensuring that more terrorists would emerge in the future by negotiating with extremists, more and more people are being killed by the death traps known as Nigerian roads and aviation industry and yet, we blame religion and yet we still see each other as Muslims and Christians instead of brothers and sisters, it is easier to blame the person from another religion instead of tackling the government, Nigeria needs a REVOLUTION not a religious SOLUTION.
|Travel / Re: What Are The Most RACIST Countries? by abbey621(m): 5:26pm On Aug 22, 2012|
Excuse me! My response was in reply to a post and you'll see the post in quotations. What you and some others fail to realize is that bigotry, racism and tribalism are all fruits from a single tree known as discrimination. Call it whatever you want, one is just a milder or more cynical form of the other. Of course you can't have racism in Nigeria because we all belong to the same race, but tribalism which to me is just a younger brother of racism exists. You can't enlighten people about racism when you fail to put out the burning fire at home, which is tribalism. Threads like these makes me sick because often we want to label others as evil or racists, when we are walking the same path. Racism leads to hatred, division and inferiority complex, guess what, so does tribalism....
|Travel / Re: What Are The Most RACIST Countries? by abbey621(m): 4:56pm On Aug 22, 2012|
Once again you keep shooting yourself on the foot. In Nigeria, how many innocent people die from police brutality or accidental discharge? Things happen but that doesn't mean because of a few bad eggs that a whole race should be condemned. Everyday whites are discriminating against blacks but you also forgot to say blacks are discriminating among themselves and American blacks are one of the most discriminating bunch of people, when I first got to the U.S, they mocked me for my accent, told me, how come I can speak English, asked me do I know what a car is? Have I ever slept inside a house or do I live in a hut? Sometimes discrimination comes from ignorance and you don't pay ignorance with violence. You need to stop taking everything so personal, life is too short to hold grudges. Now let me enlighten you with some statistics, did you know in the U.S, there are more blacks dying from gang wars or black on black crimes than blacks dying from racial violence or maltreatment by the white cops? Did you know that every year, majority of robberies occur, with black men robbing rich or middle class white men? Yes racism is real and exists abundantly and we still have 50 to 60% of white race more racists than ever but the majority of them are racists out of fear or ignorance and as such I can't really help but to pray for them, killing them or repaying them with violence solves nothing, it just proves to them that the black man is dangerous.
|Travel / Re: What Are The Most RACIST Countries? by abbey621(m): 4:28pm On Aug 22, 2012|
Stop using illogical reasoning to justify your twisted point of view. Everyday we have people of different origins being maltreated, does that mean it's okay for them to maltreat others because they were maltreated. This is exactly what's wrong with the world nowadays, the spirit of vengeance, I have this silly colleague of mine, that keeps insisting that the white men took his fore fathers as slaves and hence by stealing from the white men or robbing him, he's just trying to get payback. Two wrongs never made a right, if you keep dwelling in the mistakes of the past, you can't fulfill the promise of the future, you have been to many countries in search of something, if your country Nigeria could provide you with the necessary tools to succeed, you wouldn't have needed to travel in the first place.
|Travel / Re: What Are The Most RACIST Countries? by abbey621(m): 3:56pm On Aug 22, 2012|
[size=12pt][font=Book Antiqua][color=#000099]Then you must be missing the point!!
I never denied being racist!!
If I catch a whiteman on the streets of Naija at night without the popo being by him, I will personally mug him.. And should he act a fool, I might just kill him.
You dont want me to give you my history with whitefolks.. I am also very well travelled. These animals are not worth having mercy on..
Are you the only one that's ever been maltreated, you are still using the past to determine your future, please get a life. Just listen to yourself, you'll mug a white man or kill him, just because of something he had no part of. It's like All Nigerians being prosecuted for what Ambdutallab, the Nigerian underwear bomber did. You said, you are well traveled but you failed to learn anything positive from your exposure to western cultures, you failed to see the bigger picture, you are blinded by all the negatives and you missed the chance to see the light.
|Travel / Re: What Are The Most RACIST Countries? by abbey621(m): 3:03pm On Aug 22, 2012|
omodapson: Racism goes beyond skin colour. Has anyone asked why we call people of a particular tribe a race? thus Igbo race, Yoruba race, etc.
I think you and other people that defines Igbo, Yoruba, e.t.c as a race are largely mistaken. Have you ever seen a white man claim to be Igbo or Yoruba? I don't think so because these tribes are 99.99% part of the black race. Have you ever seen a Yoruba man or Igbo man claim to be Caucasian? We have Mexicans, Spaniards, Puerto Ricans all belonging to different tribes but none of them can be classified as a race because they all belong to a race called Hispanics. Knowledge is power!
@poster- Racism has many forms, we have reverse racism, internal racism and so much more. Internal racism occurs when people of the same race criticize one another based on the variation of their skin color or characteristics. I have seen a black person abusing another black person because he was too dark. I have seen another black person being abused because she wasn't black enough. In terms of the region with the highest amount of racism, one cannot overlook countries such as Ukraine, Germany and Russia, these countries have laws that promote racism and are less strict on racism cases.
|Islam for Muslims / Re: When Someone Insults Islam: How To Behave by abbey621(m): 5:21pm On Aug 08, 2012|
If you are confused, stay confused but don't try to confuse others with your jargon. Your religion is based on words from a group of writers passed down and modified from generation to generation. The original Hebrew bible is so different from the modern English translated bible, unfortunately so has the true meaning of Christianity. Islam may be guilty of being overly aggressive and not being clear enough to people of other religion but Christianity is just as guilty of manipulation and propaganda. Imagine you claiming you listened to pastor Abraham and that shows proof that Christianity is the true religion, I find it hard not to laugh at your gullibility. Here is a fact that no Christian or Muslim can dispute, God works in mysterious ways, and no one is guaranteed heaven or hell, he alone decides that, so spare me the story and stop being slave to religious bigotry.
|Islam for Muslims / Re: When Someone Insults Islam: How To Behave by abbey621(m): 3:02pm On Aug 08, 2012|
I could care less about religion. It's nothing but one group or the other trying to enforce their point of view about the best way to worship God. I have yet to seen anyone that died and came back to reveal that Christianity or Islam is the true religion, and until that happens Christianity is not superior to Islam and Islam is not superior to Christianity. Throughout history it has been one group killing the other, earlier it was Christianity doing most of the killings, with the wicked roman churches and nowadays Islam has grown stronger and dark and evil minded extremists have misinterpreted the religion and taken the law into their own hands. The biggest tragedy of all in regards to Nigeria is that, the issue is not even religion, it's more of a ethnic, political and poverty triggered manipulation of the populace, you ignorant fools are so blind that you celebrate pastors, general overseers, alfas and sultans and put them on a holy pedestal, when most of them are nothing but crooks willing to watch you and your neighbor destroy each other.
|Religion / Re: What Is Your Own Biblical Definition Of God? by abbey621(m): 3:46pm On Aug 05, 2012|
It's obvious this is another thread by wannabee atheists seeking attention! Real atheists don't say meaningless things, they have a calculated and scientific way of reasoning, raise your game or shut up!
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Dangote Truck Drivers With HND/BSc: No Respect For Nigerian Graduates by abbey621(m): 4:31pm On Aug 02, 2012|
Pride: The single most killer of success. Most of you say you would rather sit at home and remain jobless than to become a truck driver, I think laziness and ignorance are disturbing most of you. If the job pays well and you have the necessary driving skills then why not? In case most of you haven't noticed, Nigerian Bachelors degrees are mostly useless without some experience or other relevant certifications, working for a company like Dangote is a good way to get your foot in the door, it might actually lead to advancement and a much more gratifying position. Good things come to those who are humble, you'll see graduates and even master degree holders working menial jobs here in yankee because things are rough everywhere and without some working experience, you are likely to be looked upon as a rookie. Thumbs up to Dangote, at least he is creating jobs.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria must leave the global economy. by abbey621(m): 2:29pm On Jul 27, 2012|
Whenever I see one of these ridiculous threads, I can't help but to be amazed at the level of ignorance of some Nigerians. In a world where even the super giants are trying to expand their economies beyond their physical location because of the economic meltdown, we have someone in a third world country advocating isolationism. I even heard someone said that Nigerians have never profited from having a global economy, hello? Blackberry, Nokia, Coca-Cola, and so much more. Thousands of Nigerians are being granted visas every year because their country cannot provide them the necessary tools to succeed, many Nigerian companies have investments in foreign countries, in order to maximize their influences and yet you said Nigerians have never profited from having a global economy, I laugh in Swahili! What you don't understand is that, the problem with Nigeria and many African countries is corruption, leaders and trusted individuals responsible for the welfare of the citizens are screwed up from the start and are only after what they can gain, isolationism isn't going to fix corruption in Africa, in fact it is going to encourage it, because if the rest of the world is no longer involved with Africa, then the web of darkness continues to grow stronger.
|Phones / Re: Weak Points Of Blackberry Phones by abbey621(m): 2:41pm On Jul 24, 2012|
My friend, calm down, when you don't know something, try and ask for enlightenment. First of all, when you remove the battery of a blackberry phone and wait 2 to 3 minute, you are performing what is called a hard reset. The OS automatically feels that there's something wrong and must reload in order to fix the problem. If there's no problem with your phone, I don't see why you would want to remove the battery. Furthermore, don't ever compare a machine like Blackberry to an outdated piece of garbage like Nokia phones, a Blackberry is a computer, printer, virtual machine, GPS navigator, and so much more. In fact on my 9810 with the 7.1 O.S update, I'm able to use my blackberry phone with the playbook through Blackberry bridge, I'm able to respond to BBM messages through the playbook and do so much more. The reason Blackberry might seem like a normal phone to Nigerians is simple, the network and the literacy level of the populace is not where it ought to be. Networks like MTN, Airtel and Glo are ripping you guys off, when you experience the Blackberry on a blazing 4G speed, you'll never use another device!
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