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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 1:21pm On Sep 22
spikesC:
Hello everyone, please I need your help with some information.

1. How do you and most people you know send money to Nigeria (if online, what's the website)
2. What is the rate at this time or last time you sent money
3. Considering below data, what rate do you think should be ideal

--official rate: 409
--black market rate: 550
--western union: 430
--worldremit, azimo: 437
Rates have reduced since they had issues with CBN.
try dttcl.com or ping-express.com
Foreign Affairs / Re: Hillary Clinton Collapses At 9/11 Ceremony, Rushed Out In Ambulance by dustydee: 5:49pm On Sep 12
Swung and his nairaland moderators: spreading falsehood since time imo river. Where is the ambulance?

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Crime / Re: 7 Strange Laws In The Nigerian Constitution That Could Land You In Jail by dustydee: 4:43pm On Sep 10
Do nairaland moderators know the meaning of constitution? Spreading ignorance everyday. Are these not laws enacted either by the NA or the military?
Politics / Re: Why Nigeria Was Progressing Under Jonathan - Ben Bruce by dustydee: 9:34am On Sep 08
Is it the same GEJ that was always blaming the military and the past administrations? He always blamed the past government especially for our electricity and road infrastructure projects.
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 1:31pm On Sep 06
mcstar:

Ok. Thank you. But is there any other way one can get interest or something of sort from one's deposit?
That's the interest rate, it just too low.
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 11:49am On Sep 06
mcstar:
Hi everyone.
Please does anyone know how fixed deposit works in the UK? The interest rate, minimum amount to start with and if a non-citizen can fix money there?
cc: justwise, olowoB, Claremont, and all.
The highest you are probably going to get is about 4%, and even that is not guaranteed. Most banks offer savings rates below 1%.
Travel / Re: Before Applying Or Coming To The Uk For Studies: Beware Of This by dustydee: 1:47pm On Sep 02
silentdude:


plz, that's a subjective view of the writer and her opinion can't be generalised as regards the immigration policies of the UK, though she is in the rubric of the luckiest few fortunate to get a good job; regardless it's not a guarantee that everybody else would settle down, talk less of getting a job but one can only be hopeful that luck and fate work in one's favour.
She shared her experience. Some may agree some may not.

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Travel / Re: Before Applying Or Coming To The Uk For Studies: Beware Of This by dustydee: 9:22am On Sep 02
Here's something worth reading. I hear people say the UK gives you only 4 months to look for a job when in fact it is 12 months + additional 4 months after your studies.

I came to study the MSc in Finance course at the London School of Economics. Found an internship at an investment bank and then started as a Grad the same year. Its been four years since I moved to London and three years since I started work. I'll try to answer this as best as I can. Yes, opportunities are not what they used to be since the PSW was ended. But I suggest people get the chip off of their shoulders. Stop thinking that any country out there owes you a job. I certainly did not come here with that sort of attitude. The LSE did not force me to take up this Masters, I knew the risks all too well. I came anyway. What I did do was give it my best shot. I did not go out partying every night. I did not fly back to my parents at the drop of a hat. I worked on my applications, worked on my interviews, I got lots of rejections, lots of interviews and with every rejection I picked myself back up again and tried harder.

In my four years here I couldn't ask for more. As a woman the freedom this city gives you is amazing. In all those years I've never been groped or inappropriately touched even once. I have never faced a hint of racism and neither have any of my friends from India. They all love it here and although most went back, they went back with fond memories and made friends the world over. My family lives in New York and I'd pick London over New York any day of the week. My sister whose a New Yorker even admits the same when it comes to things like safety and public transport.

All that said, I do think the UK missions to India to try and recruit Indian students are not being completely honest. They're painting a rosy picture which isn't even close to what the ground reality is. Getting a Tier 2 is harder than they're making it out to be. The £25k salary threshold is just the minimum and depends on the sector you're applying in. Only a select number of firms have a sponsorship license. There is a growing tide of anti immigration tendencies in this country owing to how wrong the Labour government got it a decade ago and people aren't happy because they immigrants the Labour government brought over have no respect for this country or its values. That's the reason the Conservatives got voted into power. And like all countries, they're responsible to their voters first.

I also think that most non EU students get swept up in the glitz and glamour of London. When I was at uni, the same people who went back and cried about racism and not being given jobs were the ones I saw partying every night in a new nightclub and spending over a £100 without thinking about the fact that they have a massive loan to pay off. I knew a girl from India whose parents took out a huge loan to send her to the LSE. Even though I offered to help her find a job, she refused and was out partying with her bf and friends every night, she decided to stay in the most expensive area in London where rents are as high as £2k for a room and when she went back she blamed racism even though I never saw her lift a finger to find a job. She only started applying during her last month in the UK. She wasn't the only one who was like that, most were like her.

People who wanted to find jobs, found them. They planned, they worked hard, they attended interviews throughout the year. They basically gave it their best and today they're in one of the best cities in the world. I'm set to move to Germany eventually because my boyfriend's German and we've decided to marry and settle there. But I dread everyday when the time comes to leave this amazing wonderful country and its people. No country on earth is more tolerant towards different people than this one. I can guarantee you that as someone whose travelled all three continents extensively.

https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-job-opportunities-for-Indian-students-after-doing-a-postgraduate-degree-from-the-UK
Travel / Re: Before Applying Or Coming To The Uk For Studies: Beware Of This by dustydee: 10:53am On Aug 27
silentdude:


big four? who are they?
google it, my friend.
Travel / Re: Before Applying Or Coming To The Uk For Studies: Beware Of This by dustydee: 11:43pm On Aug 26
Sanchase:

Your statement just changed, now you mentioned "If you hold a tier 2 visa", it's different from my comment.

My comment reflects on general legal UK residents who contribute to the UK economy either by Skill or dependency, it's important not to mix the two.


I have reproduced your comment below:

Sanchase:
@ the bolded, the minimum number of years that gives you the opportunity for Permanent residency in the UK as a foreigner is 10 years and in some cases 20 years.

Where was it you saw 7 years ?

The new law is even more strict and the minimum duration could have gone up more by now.


You said "the minimum number of years that gives you the opportunity for permanent residency in the UK as a foreigner is 10 years".
I showed you just one way that you can get it in less than 10 yrs and you said I am wrong. You may please point out where I am wrong.

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Travel / Re: Before Applying Or Coming To The Uk For Studies: Beware Of This by dustydee: 11:39pm On Aug 26
silentdude:


Thanks for boosting our confidence to some of us here.
plz what was ur course of study if I may ask?
EE but your course really doesn't matter as long as you are good and understand the system. Most of the tier 2 jobs then were with the big four.
Travel / Re: Before Applying Or Coming To The Uk For Studies: Beware Of This by dustydee: 7:44pm On Aug 26
Sanchase:
@ the bolded, the minimum number of years that gives you the opportunity for Permanent residency in the UK as a foreigner is 10 years and in some cases 20 years.

Where was it you saw[b] 7 years[/b] ?

The new law is even more strict and the minimum duration could have gone up more by now.


I wonder where you and pedagogue pulled your figures from but I know you can get ILR in 5 years.

You can apply if you have a Tier 2 (General) visa
Check if you meet the requirements for settlement (‘indefinite leave to remain’).

Eligibility
You can apply if:

you have a Tier 2 (General) visa
you’ve been living and working in the UK for 5 years and spent no more than 180 days outside the UK in any 12 months (‘continuous residence’)
your employer (sponsor) still needs you for your job
your job pays £35,000 or more (unless you’re exempt from the ‘minimum earnings threshold’)
you get paid the relevant salary listed in the Codes of Practice

https://www.gov.uk/settle-in-the-uk/y/you-have-a-work-visa/tier-2-general-visa


I'll you refrain from making statements of facts if you are not sure.
On the issue of not having enough time to apply for jobs, if between January and April you haven't gotten a job offer (for those that started their masters in September of the previous year) then it is going to be difficult to get one after that. One major problem I Nigerians have is that they believe there are no jobs even before coming. This, I believe, hampers their job search. It's a mind thing. PSW was stopped before I graduated but at least 3 of us in my class got jobs with visa sponsorship (2 Nigerians and 1 Ugandan). My spouse also got a job with visa sponsorship. There are a lot of companies that sponsor work visas and some end up not filling those vacancies. The govt has made it more difficult to hire foriegn non-EU workers but it is still possible if you prepare and sell yourself properly.

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 9:21am On Aug 25
Please does anyone know which money transfer sites still work for sending money to Nigeria? Western Union and Money gram rates are not too good.
Sports / Re: U-23 US Trip Denial: NFF’s Letter Exposes Sports Minister by dustydee: 10:05am On Aug 22
fanacy:
Oqa what are you saying Its seems you dnt gerrit.. The clueless minister denied knowing about the dream team trip to UK coz sia1 didnt select d player he brought

but lets just say that he recieve the letter from the NFF bt didnt approve.. Let him tell us WHY
If it was not approved and they went anyway, how was he supposed to know?
Sports / Re: U-23 US Trip Denial: NFF’s Letter Exposes Sports Minister by dustydee: 8:35am On Aug 22
Did the ministry approve the trip? If not then he was right to feign ignorance of the trip. The NFF should show us the approval from the sports ministry.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Should I Pay Him N500,000 For A Job? by dustydee: 12:40pm On Aug 19
leighcon:


I thought it was finished for this country until I read your comment and that of the dude above you. It hurts to be reading comments encouraging corruption and yet, we want change in the country.
Seems like paying for jobs is a new norm,al in Nigeria now.

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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Should I Pay Him N500,000 For A Job? by dustydee: 9:35am On Aug 19
judeibro:
I graduated since 2012 and have been searching for job since then. Though I stopped the search and I am gathering money from a small laundry business I am running to see if I could raise enough money to register to be a bet agent and start a bet shop this new football season, together with MMM hustle. On thursday last week precisely, I ran into an old course mate of mine who is now a customs officer, he was even on his uniform. I was surprised and inquired how he got into Nigeria customs knowing how difficult it is getting in there. He gave me detailed gist about an Hausa man who happens to be a top customs officer, he met three years ago in his business center, helped him got the job. We exchanged contact and he promised to contact the man to see if he could assist me to get one of the replacement slots.

The issue now is that he introduced me to the man as promised and I got to contact the man and he gave me his official email account and instructed I send my CV and photocopies of my credentials to him via email, which I did. Today he called me to tell me, he has 4 slots for replacement scheduled for October, (that some officers who are due for retirement will be leaving by the end of september) that I should pay him N500,000 (five hundred thousand naira),N50,000 (fifty thousand Naira) down payment and N450,000 when I get my appointment letter and start work. I contacted my friend and he told me I shouldn't worry, that he will loan me the N50,000 to pay him, but I should hustle the remind balance to pay him immediately I land the job.

My friend has sent the N50,000 into my account today to my greatest surprise, but I don't know where to get the balance N450,000 b4 the end of september and I don't want to go back to my friend that just assisted me with N50,000. I need advice if it is advisable to take a loan for such venture and where can one get such loan. Pls your opinion please, because I am kind of confused here. I need a job badly.
Report both of them to the authorities. Don't pay for jobs, it is illegal. Contribute your quota to bringing and end to cash for jobs. That way you and your children will have a better chance of landing government jobs.

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Politics / Re: Fani-kayode: Obasanjo Used Sheriff To Destroy APP by dustydee: 12:00pm On Aug 15
Ok, so PMB asked Fayose and Wike to make Sheriff PDP caretaker chairman and then asked him not to vacate the seat?

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 3:12pm On Aug 08
CapitalCee:
I understand that foreign students are allowed to only work for 20 hours a week, that's too small you know considering that for someone like me that wants to go for masters, it's only one year. Please my ogas, can I get a side job dat can offer me extra cash, aside from the allowed allocated 20 hrs per week. It's too hard you know. Please guy clarify me
The law is the law. If you think you can't afford it, I suggest you look for cheaper countries like Germany.

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 12:41pm On Aug 05
justwise:
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Azimo has stopped operating
Chai!, when I checked a 2 days ago they seemed to be fine. I hope Rhemito stays active.
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 11:40am On Aug 05
justwise:

grin waste of money with those, have used both before but not willing to use them again

blank:


Via WesternUnion, MoneyGram and RIA. grin
I used Rhemito yesterday at N485, WU and money gram use ridiculous rates. Apparently Azimo too works but their rates are low.
Politics / Re: Nigeria States By Landmass. Lagos Would Shock You by dustydee: 10:10am On Aug 05
jumper524:
Rank State km²
1 Niger State 95,363 76,363
2 Borno State 92,898 70,898
3 Taraba State 54,473
4 Kaduna State 46,053
5 Bauchi State 45,837
6 Yobe State 45,502
7 Zamfara State 39,762
8 Adamawa State 36,917
9 Kwara State 36,825
10 Kebbi State 36,800
11 Benue State 34,059
12 Plateau State 30,913
13 Kogi State 29,833
14 Oyo State 28,454
15 Nasarawa State 27,117
16 Sokoto State 25,973
17 Katsina State 24,192
18 Jigawa State 23,154
19 Cross River State 20,156
20 Kano State 20,131
21 Gombe State 18,768
22 Edo State 17,802
23 Delta State 17,698
24 Ogun State 16,762
25 Ondo State 15,500
26 Rivers State 11,077
27 Bayelsa State 10,773
28 Osun State 9,251
- Federal Capital Territory 7,315
29 Enugu State 7,161
30 Akwa Ibom State 7,081
31 Ekiti State 6,353
32 Abia State 6,320
33 Ebonyi State 5,670
34 Imo State 5,100
35 Anambra State 4,844
36 Lagos State 3,345. Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nigerian_states_by_area

Can the moderators please correct the above information?
Seun, lalasticlala, mynd44 please lets give Nigerians the correct information especially the students amonst us.
Family / Re: Teenager Gives Birth At Ilu Iboro Without Being Aware Of Pregnancy (photos) by dustydee: 12:51pm On Jul 28
DanceVille:
Lol! She be witch?


The girl must have watched a lot of yoruba movies for her using that excuse...


"I never knew I was pregnant"..
#Shoroninyen?...


And the mother be like "I know she's seeing a guy at her aunty residence"...


I didn't blame her sha since the bricklayer dude is giving her #500 everyday.



#Orisirisi...

Emma60Ayoola:
Can a woman be pregnant without knowing?..........What happened to the "big stomarch"? undecidedCan a woman be pregnant without knowing?..........What happened to the "big stomarch"?

see a similar story in the papers today.

Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 1:41pm On Jul 15
fizzile:
Hey guys,I will like to know how these transfer works. Is it when you have a UK account and you can then transfer your pounds to a Naira bank account in Nigeria? Please I wl appreciate some insight.
cc: justwise,dustydee,claremont.
For transferboss, yes.
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 11:36am On Jul 15
justwise:
@All

Apart from Azimo is there any other agency with a better deal for sending money to Nigeria?
try transferboss.com I have been using them for quite a while now. I was using worldremit until they started giving ridiculous exchange rates.

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Career / Re: How Can I Collect My Employment Letter From My Employer by dustydee: 7:04am On Jul 14
flyca:
What is the use of Labour Ministry and labour unions in the godda.... country if foreigners can come in treat us the citizens this way

Imagine the Chinese man has already learned how to bully us do away with law in our own country. And labour is so cheap for them because of high rate unemployment. Damn! angry

Sorry sister, I don't know how to help you here.
Labour unions are not ubiquitous. They may not be aware and the refusal of the OP to name the company or lay a formal complaint will not help. I believe we should initiate change if we want things to change. For the OP his fear is unemployment and so is willing to be a slave than liberate himself and others. There are a couple of things he could do to inform appropriate authorities about this practice.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: David Cameron Personally Carrying His Property Out Of 10 Downing Street by dustydee: 1:42pm On Jul 13
nairaland and lies

Thursday, April 05, 2007
Feel free to copy, there is no copyright on an anoneumouse montage.

David Cameron Moving House



Months of planning and building came to fruition for David Cameron today when he and his family moved to their new home.

Builders were still at work but Mr Cameron said: "Moving into our new home is fantastic." (Daily Mail)
http://saxontimes.blogspot.co.uk/2007/04/david-cameron-moving-house.html

As David Cameron and his family prepare to leave 10 Downing Street, their home for the last six years, a picture of the outgoing British Prime Minister is widely being shared on social media. Hailed as the 'coolest thing' by some on Twitter, the picture shows Mr Cameron lugging a removal box titled 'handle with care.' Here's the thing though - this is not a picture of the Camerons currently moving out of 10 Downing Street, it dates all the way back to 2007.

http://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/the-real-story-behind-viral-pic-of-david-cameron-moving-house-1431030

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Politics / Re: President Buhari Spotted In Gucci Shoes Worth $640 (N223,905): Nigerians React by dustydee: 1:01pm On Jul 10
Seun and lalasticlala
I have a few questions:
1. Where is the Gucci shoe you claim he's wearing? How can we confirm that the shoes are made by Gucci? I couldn't tell from the picture.
2. How were you and the OP able to determine the cost of the shoe when it is not possible to determine the make of the shoe, where and when it was bought?
3. Why are you guys hell bent on destroying this site with unconfirmed stories and pass them on as if it's true?

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Politics / Re: Is This A True Representation Of Nigeria's Geo-political Zones? by dustydee: 4:19pm On Jun 30
How many Geo-political zones do we have in Nigeria?
Health / Re: I Have This Rare Disease 'Mucha Habermann', Please Help - PIX by dustydee: 10:49am On Jun 29
oyb:
feels like the initiation of a scam
do not understand why a person would come to a general discussion forum to ask for diagnosis of a rare skin disease

anyway

https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/mucha-habermann-disease/



don't know how you expected much from this iteration of NL

ultraviolet light means get a tanning booth. unfortunately, we are black here, so those may be hard to find.
The sun - Free UV light.
Politics / Re: Yahaya Bello Barred From Traveling Abroad, Ordered To Return Home - Kogi Reports by dustydee: 9:18am On Jun 29
mrvitalis:
Even tho the reason is understandable
But dose the presidency have such power??
If yes am in full support but if no a public applalogy should be issued instantly
The Nigerian Passport is the property of the FG and it can be withdrawn at anytime. He should be able to travel if he has another passport other than the Nigerian passport. But I doubt this report.

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