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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dustydee: 10:42pm On Mar 13

Thank you very much!
Take a look at jobserve.co.uk to get an idea of what Business analyst or PM role requirements are.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dustydee: 8:42pm On Mar 13
Hello All!

New migrant alert here. This thread has been great, thanks a lot to all who have contributed.

Pls my perspective is slightly different. I'm a Tier5 dependent (Wife) and we all moved with our 3 children. It has honestly been unbelievably expensive and we still have not settled in a house we like.. have been doing short stay which is very expensive.

Anyhoo, we are North and even though I honestly won't be able to work for at least a year or two coz I have small children, I want to invest the time wisely doing courses etc that will allow me be immediately relevant when I'm ready. So for those with knowledge pls help your sister... which areas are perpetually hot in the U.K. especially the Scotland area. Pls note that - I have over 10 years experience in Entrepreneurial endeavors/Business management. - No passion for IT or Medical fields plus Hubby na d medic. - For now considering Social work or Project Mgt or Event Mgt (Events coz I have a passion there) but I don't know if it pays this side.

I honestly have never not contributed to the household purse and I dey pity Oga as I'm seeing how the money is vanishing.. won't even mind ideas on what I can do online at home from now to earn in the U.K. Pls oh my peeps give me ideas based on your wealth of knowledge. Many thanks.

Cc: @Aphrodite007 @fatima04 and all the other greats on the thread. Pls don't waka pass. Thank you.

There are a lot of Project Manager and Business analyst roles since your background is business related. check out this and see if it is suitable for you: https://www.careerinsights.tv/free-trial/aaaaaaahSCS


Politics / Re: NIA Dimisses Former DG, Duadu by dustydee: 9:01pm On Mar 10
Politics / Re: Did Audu Ogbeh Lie About The Collapse Of Thailand's Rice Mills? by dustydee: 6:45pm On Mar 04
FACT CHECK: Did Audu Ogbeh Lie About the Collapse of Thailand's Rice Mills?

On Friday, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, claimed that Thailand has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of being responsible for the collapse of seven of its rice mills.

The minister quoted the Thailand’s ambassador to Nigeria as saying that the federal government has “dealt” with his country.

Ogbeh said this was because Nigeria’s importation of rice has fallen by 95 percent.

Consequently, he said, unemployment rate has risen by four percent in Thailand.

“Just like two weeks ago, the ambassador of Thailand came to my office and said to me that we have really dealt with them,” he said.

“But I asked what did we do wrong and he said unemployment in Thailand was one of the lowest in the world, 1.2 percent, it has gone up to four percent because seven giant rice mills have shut down because Nigeria’s import has fallen by 95 percent on rice alone.”

TheCable fact-checked the claims made by the agriculture minister.


TheCable carried out an extensive research and the minister’s claim that seven rice mills collapsed in Thailand owing to Nigeria’s low patronage could not be verified.

Instead, Thailand’s export has continued to grow. According to The Nation Thailand, overall exports in January this year alone rose to 17.6 percent with an income of $20.101 billion.

Significantly, rice exports grew to 37.2 percent year-on-year — an indication that rice mills are not collapsing in Thailand. Instead, rice producers in the country may be needing more mills!

Also, the Rice Exporters Association of Thailand said rice exports reached a record high in 2017.

Charoen Laothammatas, president of the association, said they would be able to export around 9.5 million tons of rice in 2018.

The quantity of rice imported from Thailand into Nigeria is not significant enough to lead to the collapse of any mill in the country.

Information on the association’s website puts Nigeria’s import in 2017 at 23,192 metric tonnes. What Nigeria imported in 2015 and 2016 were 644,131 and 58, 260 metric tonnes respectively.

These figures are less compared to what Benin Republic has imported. The country imported 1,811,164; 1,427,098 and 805,765 metric tonnes of rice in 2017, 2016 and 2015 respectively.

It is even suspected that most Benin imports end up in the Nigerian market through the land border.


Checks by TheCable found this claim to be false.

Trading Economics puts Thailand’s unemployment rate at 1.3 percent as at January 2018.

“The unemployment rate in Thailand inched up to 1.3 percent in January of 2018 from 1.2 percent in the same month a year earlier,” information on the website read.

“The number of unemployed went up by 26 thousand from the prior year to 475 thousand while the number of employed declined by 142 thousand to 37.07 million.

“In December 2017, the jobless rate was 1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Thailand averaged 1.45 percent from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5.73 percent in January of 2001 and a record low of 0.39 percent in November of 2012.”


The claim that seven mills collapsed in Thailand because of Nigeria’s low patronage cannot be verified. The claim that Thailand’s unemployment is at four percent is false.
Maybe the ambassador, as quoted by Ogbeh, was only speaking tongue-in-cheek to show how insignificant Nigerian market is to Thailand — but Ogbeh, eager to celebrate his achievement in office, took a private joke to the public without crosschecking.

How can you determine if he lied or not when you were not there when the alleged conversation with the Thai ambassador took place.
Career / Re: Injustice In My Workplace; Should I Return The Money? by dustydee: 12:39pm On Mar 03
Good morning all,

Since it looks like you don't need the money you legitimately earned, please look for the nearest orphanage and donate it to them or send all of it to your mother or grand mother, I am sure they will bless you. You said the pay is not so good and seem content in remaining there rather than plot your exit strategy (which the extra N160k will help). If you have ever lost your job before, you will know to plan your exit while you still have time rather than blind loyalty.

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Religion / Re: Prophet Caught Bathing Man Inside A Native Basket At A Junction In Ekiti. Photos by dustydee: 12:17pm On Mar 03
They didn't see all the thieves in the neighborhood to catch it's only the prophet carrying out his legal duties they could catch.
Politics / Re: US Treasury Slams Sanctions On Nigeria, Others For Terrorism by dustydee: 9:28pm On Feb 27
seun, mynd44, lalasticlala, the topic is very misleading.
Nigeria is a country and Al Barnawi is an individual. Stop miss informing people just because of a few clicks. Nairaland is gradually losing the small reputation it has left.
Travel / Re: Urgent Help To Return Back To UK by dustydee: 7:38pm On Feb 26
You cannot claim citizenship by birth if you were born after 1983 except if any of your parents was a settled person in the UK then.

Travel / Re: Nigerians - Leave The UK (United Kingdom) ALONE!!! by dustydee: 11:24pm On Feb 25

You are contradicting your own beer parlour statistics, tell me where that statistics is published.

You don't start looking for a job after graduation, your job hunt starts after your last semester, basically while you are writing your last project.

There are job seminars everywhere if you spent your time wisely and not on dating websites or night club looking for granny to marry you.

If you have failed woefully to get one there are people who were able to secure one and their Msc certificate is pretty useful
This is the mistake a lot of students make when they get to the UK. Your job search starts as soon as you finish your registration and start your first semester. Most graduate jobs are filled by January of the year after you start. If you wait to start after your second semester exams:
1. Most big companies that sponsor would have filled their vacancies
2. You may not have enough time to go through the interview process and necessary paper work before your student visa expires.


TV/Movies / Re: Black Panther And Wakanda: The ‘mumufication And Mugulization’ Of Africans Cont by dustydee: 2:41pm On Feb 19
Bad belle. tongue


Events / Re: Bride And Groom Arrive Their Wedding Reception On A Skating Board In Rwanda by dustydee: 9:50am On Feb 09
Seun's copy and paste moderators.
Is that what skating boards look like?
Business / Re: Exxonmobil, Chevron Earned $19.7bn, $9.2bn In 2017 by dustydee: 11:59am On Feb 07
global revenue not in Nigeria.
Education / Re: Apply for 2018/2019 PTDF Scholarship in Germany/France/China by dustydee: 2:04pm On Feb 05
Please how to we include the WAEC PIN number?

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Education / Re: Moshood Abiola University Vs Alex Ekwueme University by dustydee: 6:25pm On Feb 04
When GEJ renamed Unilag as MAULAG, he was nearly crucified and all the supposed Abiola lovers preferred that Unilag retains its name rather than immortalized their hero.

Now PMB has renamed Ebonyi University as Alex Ekwueme University and the whole Nation is quiet.

So what's really the difference between these two situations.
The name "Unilag" is a brand while the Federal University in Ebonyi is not.It is a relatively new university.

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Politics / Re: EFCC Arraigns Jumoke Akinjide For N650m Fraud by dustydee: 5:11pm On Jan 16

Minister or EX_Minister?
Mynd, seun, lalasticlala please amend the topic, it is misleading.


Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 2:49pm On Jan 16

Thanks Bro.

But I can't find an option to buy GBP with NGN except to sell.

And this is what I found in their FAQS
I thought you were looking to send money to Nigeria.Sorry for the misunderstanding. Try your bank or a BDC.
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 9:55am On Jan 16
Good morning people,

Please can you advise the best means one can transfer money from Naija account to a UK.

I have a UK account and a working PayPal too.

I will be looking at transferring up to £5K at once.

I am looking for reasonable exchange rates so as not to lose so much.

Please those of you who have experience with school fees payment and transactions up to that amount can advise how you went about it.

Thank you
try transferwise. Their rate is good:
Travel / Re: Test Invite In UK Please Help by dustydee: 6:52pm On Jan 09
I applied for a trainee job in UK recently and I was sent an email to come for an ACADEMIC TEST. Please I need advice on how to apply for visa, what kind of Visa and whether to request for invitation from the company. Thanks
Most UK companies that conduct screening tests do them online except if it is an assessment centre which consists of several interviews and possibly tests. Drop the name of the company and I will be better able to advice.
If it's Airbus and an apprenticeship role, it is highly likely that they will not sponsor but you can contact them and explain your situation.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dustydee: 7:26pm On Jan 08
Maternal and freeradical grin

Well, the fact is there's nothing God cannot do. It's all about grace and favour but we should all be well prepared when the opportunity comes. There're some people that don't have a required qualification for a particular job but with Grace favour and experience, they get such positions. The pastor of my church is the MD/CEO of First Bank Registrars, but he doesn't have a PhD. Same way Sanusi was CBN Governor without a PhD, it's just God.
Is PhD a requirement for the jobs you listed above? stop comparing apples and oranges.


Travel / Re: Exclusive Pictures of Alibaba HQ, Hangzhou, China by dustydee: 6:53pm On Jan 08
Nice one cart NG. Only if Nigeria will learn and invest in her people and technology.
A good place to start will be providing broadband for the populace starting with some key cities(Abuja, Lagos, Ogun, PH, Calabar, Owerri, Enugu, Jos, Kaduna, Kano and Adamawa in no particular order).
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: "I Am Eating Suya With Your NNPC Application Letter For 2017 Job" by dustydee: 3:58pm On Jan 08
That how they treat the poor masses while their kids and wards appointment letters must have been typed, stamped and packaged while waiting for them to finish university and resume work immediately
Don't forget that NNPC no longer does paper application and did not advertise for recruitment last year. It is pure social media attention seeking gimmick.

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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dustydee: 9:25pm On Jan 03

Contact me or pm me is another way of asking for contact details, this individual did not volunteer to contact him, he requested for it several times. so its different from when somebody send you a pm without you asking for it.

Why don't you ask seun to amend that rule to state : " DO NOT ASK OTHER NAIRALANDERS TO CONTACT YOU"?
That way no one will unknowingly violate that rule.


Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dustydee: 4:59pm On Jan 03

What is the purpose of asking someone to contact you or asking someone for contact details?
The rule is very clear, if it means what you described then why is the private message function available? The key here is he did not ASK any nairalander for CONTACT DETAILS.
Just saying.


Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by dustydee: 2:14pm On Jan 03

He was banned for breaking rule number 22 on too many occasions. Its really annoying to see people asking for pm or contact me rather than asking questions openly here.

If you are unable to ask questions here so that others can learn then don't bother at all.
sir rule 22 states: "Don't ask Nairaland members for contact details (email, phone, bbpin) or investments."
If the reason he was banned was as you stated above, he did not break rule 22. Asking someone to contatct you is different for asking for someones contact details.
Just my observation


Politics / Re: LRU, Call 112: Lagos Gets 911 Service! by dustydee: 9:47am On Jan 03
i once advised a fire safety officer during a drill that Nigeria, starting with Lagos needs to adopt 911 emergency number for all situations. the control room will handle and redirect to the appropriate specific emergency body, be it Police, Ambulance, fire etc. the situation where we have all sort of mobile numbers flying around is not best practice, even the existing 112 or 122 should be changed to 911 which is universal.
What makes it universal?

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Politics / Re: LRU, Call 112: Lagos Gets 911 Service! by dustydee: 9:46am On Jan 03

No one said to dial 911. It was only alluding to the emergency service seen in America. If you and the others watched the video , it says dial 112
If you say Lagos gets "911 service" it means 911 service. It would have been different if he said "911-like service" or "service similar to 911".
And the service has been operational for a few years now so my guess is the title had to be deceptive to pull in traffic. By the way did you see the title on the front page? It didn't say call 112. Why confuse people with 911?
Politics / Re: LRU, Call 112: Lagos Gets 911 Service! by dustydee: 11:11pm On Jan 02

The video and the heading of this thread says to dial 112. It's a similar service in America wherein they dial 911.
What is the meaning of "gets 911 service".
The front page titled it differently. And is it not easier to just state it as 112? How many people visit a thread from the home page and still look at the title on the thread?
nairaland is misleading people and Seun and his moderators have refused to rein them in as long as it generates traffic. I wonder if the mod that moved it to FP will get a ban for violating rule 8.
Politics / Re: LRU, Call 112: Lagos Gets 911 Service! by dustydee: 8:06pm On Jan 02
Lagos, the largest city in Africa, gears up for modernization as it starts to operate an emergency service similar to those seen in Europe and America.
Click link below..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUcuL1K67vA [/url]

Mods, please take this to the front page...
Lala, pleasee
Why do they have 112 on the ambulances? If you call it 911 service? 112 has been the emergency number for some years in Lagos.

Seun, is this 911 information factually correct? before someone in real emergency will dial 911 instead of 112.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dustydee: 11:21pm On Dec 28, 2017
Also, which one is better azimo or world remit? Or.......
Try rhemito.com

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Travel / Re: long stay In UK by dustydee: 10:47pm On Dec 28, 2017
He is over 18 so his father cannot file for him even if he didn't say what he said to UKBA.

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