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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 4 by Varvara: 4:01am
Hey! I'm planning to go there in August

Msp:
Hello mamas, pls anybody going to El paso in July for VBAC? Pls can we rub minds together. Also, please how do we go about this plane ticket wahala.i was considering United but with this new development .... pls can someone suggest/advice best possible way to get to elpaso without sleeping in the air for hours and breaking ya bank.

Ese
Travel / Visa To Canada , Best Option Help Pls!!!!! by Mhatt: 7:01pm On May 02
Here's my situation..
After this semester , I want to go to school in Canada ... And if I can't get accepted still want to travel there
I will have my national diploma this year and wanting to upgrade another 2 year to get my certificate ..
I have some question, please help me in any way possible
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO OBTAIN CANADA VISA AND WHAT IS REQUIRED TO GET ONE.......
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME
WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO TO GET GUARENTEED TO TRAVEL THERE...
I believe I must apply to a school before applying for a visa , but if I can't get that visa I'd still like to get tourist visa..
On another note.. How will I go abt becoming a permanent Canadian residant
How much will it cost me for one way plane ticket
I am female in my early twenties
And this is how I want to plan my future , it means a lot any help or advice you can give
Pls pls pls how will I go abt this , as I want to get there early as I can
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 4 by temmyo: 8:52am On May 01
They unload all bags and scan before loading into the connecting plane. so if there's anything they feel they need to check they will set such bag aside for further checks. when I travelled through Abu dhabi, the cbp officer showed me my bag on the monitor and asked if it was mine and if I had any foodstuff in it. I guess if your answer is yes you might get sent to agriculture. But cos I said no he stamped me in and I left. didn't see my bag till jfk except on the cbp monitor. I later found out though that they broke off my padlock and searched my bag. They left a card in it stating the section in their immigration laws which allow them to do so.
sugah:


Please explain something to me. When you get to Abu dhabi POE, your bags are already checked in from Lagos for JFK or Chicago. How do you get sent to Agriculture? Do they bring out bags containing food stuff and ask the owners to proceed to Agric?
I know for Atlanta, you pick up your bag at POE and re-checkin for connecting flights but I did not see my bag until I got to JFK when I went through Abu dhabi.
Travel / Re: Arik Air Delays Passengers For 6Hours At Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja by Kaira333: 7:55pm On Apr 30
tommykiwi:
How dis one com concern Nairalander? Abi Na we dey fly the plane.
As u no dey fly e get people wey d fly for nairaland so chill
Travel / Re: Arik Air Delays Passengers For 6Hours At Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja by tommykiwi(m): 10:19am On Apr 30
How dis one com concern Nairalander? Abi Na we dey fly the plane.
Travel / Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by TWoods(m): 9:27pm On Apr 29
jwillng:
We need to upgrade our airports. Muritala Muhammed was built almost 40 years ago-at that time, one of the best in the world. Today-that place cannot even be compared to a local airport in America. Its not that the white man has 2 heads. We just need order here.
Please dont beg Oyibo man o! Spirit Airline says clearly that its flights are cheap because it does away with many overhead and costs. You are only allowed to carry one small bag into the plane-like a backpack or ladies bag; anything more-you pay. $45 if online-$65 at the airport-$100 if at the point of boarding. Despite all warnings-come and see my country people-begging Oyinbo- "I did not know-sorry please" No sorry here o.
Dont beg anyone-whether police or visa officer at embassy or Obama himself. Everybody maintains his digits here. No"oga I beg"

Try European and Asian airports... Even Dubai. They are far far better than us airports.

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Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Boeing777pilot: 9:08pm On Apr 29
Missy89:
Boeing777pilot

Why do some passengers have headache when they are on a plane? I usually do during descent

Usually caused by changes in cabin pressure during take-off and landing.

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Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Missy89(f): 7:40pm On Apr 29
Boeing777pilot:


I'm a pilot and not an English is professor.
According to you, with auto land plane can land themselves and I'm telling you that planes don't land themselves with autoland . Auto land as used in that context doesn't mean that planes can Land themselves literally as you appear to suggest.

I dont care about your profession. You quoted my post and mis represented it. You dont get to have a certain authority over a topic because of your alleged profession if you are wrong and you dont need to be an English professor to understand it.

I said planes can land themselves now. You are talking about pilot input in the process. That isnt the point i was making and i asked you, if someone says plays can fly by themselves, does that automatically mean pilot's role in setting it to auto pilot is irrelevant therefore the statement is untrue?

I still dont get what you are driving at exactly.
Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Boeing777pilot: 7:29pm On Apr 29
Missy89:


Lol and auto pilot helps automate the flying process that doesnt mean planes can fly by themselves because the automated process must be subject to pilot action. I still dont see your point. Are we debating semantics now?

I'm a pilot and not an English is professor.
According to you, with auto land plane can land themselves and I'm telling you that planes don't land themselves with autoland . Auto land as used in that context doesn't mean that planes can Land themselves literally as you appear to suggest.

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Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Missy89(f): 7:27pm On Apr 29
Boeing777pilot

Why do some passengers have headache when they are on a plane? I usually do during descent
Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Explorers(m): 7:12pm On Apr 29
110. The smoothest place to sit on a plane is over or near the wing. Seats towards the back will be the bumpiest place but safer when we talk about crashing.

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Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Missy89(f): 7:00pm On Apr 29
Boeing777pilot:


Which Commercial plane can auto land ma?

By its self without input from the pilots?

I never said pilots imputs are not required.I said planes can auto land. If planes can fly themselves does that mean pilots inputs are not required for autopilots?
Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Boeing777pilot: 6:49pm On Apr 29
Missy89:


The point is that planes can not only fly by themselves they can also auto land. That is a fact

Which Commercial plane can auto land ma?

By its self without input from the pilots?

Just so you know, I'm a pilot and I fly the Boeing 777 but I'm willing to learn.
Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Missy89(f): 6:42pm On Apr 29
Boeing777pilot:


Errm, that's not technically correct.
plane can technically fly themselves on auto pilot once they reach cruising altitude but during the approach and descent as well as take off human input is required.

Besides, even if it's on auto pilot, the pilots have to be alert to respond to any emergency.

Even though, we have state of the art aircrafts, the pilots are still very very important. In emergency, the on board systems can't decide, you have to and God help you if the instruments readings are wrong.

Remember AF477 sad

The point is that planes can not only fly by themselves they can also auto land. That is a fact
Travel / Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 6:33pm On Apr 29
We need to upgrade our airports. Muritala Muhammed was built almost 40 years ago-at that time, one of the best in the world. Today-that place cannot even be compared to a local airport in America. Its not that the white man has 2 heads. We just need order here.
Please dont beg Oyibo man o! Spirit Airline says clearly that its flights are cheap because it does away with many overhead and costs. You are only allowed to carry one small bag into the plane-like a backpack or ladies bag; anything more-you pay. $45 if online-$65 at the airport-$100 if at the point of boarding. Despite all warnings-come and see my country people-begging Oyinbo- "I did not know-sorry please" No sorry here o.
Dont beg anyone-whether police or visa officer at embassy or Obama himself. Everybody maintains his digits here. No"oga I beg"

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Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Boeing777pilot: 6:31pm On Apr 29
Missy89:


planes can even land themselves now. the only reason pilots land it is for insurance/liability and union purposes

Errm, that's not technically correct.
plane can technically fly themselves on auto pilot once they reach cruising altitude but during the approach and descent as well as take off human input is required.

Besides, even if it's on auto pilot, the pilots have to be alert to respond to any emergency.

Even though, we have state of the art aircrafts, the pilots are still very very important. In emergency, the on board systems can't decide, you have to and God help you if the instruments readings are wrong.

Remember AF477 sad

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Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Boeing777pilot: 6:26pm On Apr 29
CFCman:

But according to Boeing777pilot, there is no need for multiple pilots on those long flights because the airplanes pretty much fly themselves these days.
The pilots are only fully flying the plane during take-off and landing

We still need multiple pilots oh.
For several reasons as I explained in another thread.

We have more than one captain. A first officer can't legally sit in the captains seat.

In all my long haul flights , we have had at least two captains.
Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Missy89(f): 6:22pm On Apr 29
CFCman:

But according to Boeing777pilot, there is no need for multiple pilots on those long flights because the airplanes pretty much fly themselves these days.
The pilots are only fully flying the plane during take-off and landing

planes can even land themselves now. the only reason pilots land it is for insurance/liability and union purposes
Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Explorers(m): 6:10pm On Apr 29
Hundreds of dark rocks were trucked in from up to 70 miles away and laid out in the shape of a DC-10 inside a compass. The memorial is visible on Google Maps. Although the plane crash marks a dark moment in history, this heartwarming memorial to the victims restores our faith in humanity.

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Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by CFCman: 6:10pm On Apr 29
Explorers:
107. Flights longer than 8 hours require 3 pilots(1 captain and 2 first officers) to rotate flying duties. Flights longer than 12 hours require 4 pilots (1 captain and 3 first officers). They usually fly 3-4 hour shifts.


108. All International Airline Pilots speak English.



http://www.niceflight.free.fr/index-en.htm
But according to Boeing777pilot, there is no need for multiple pilots on those long flights because the airplanes pretty much fly themselves these days.
The pilots are only fully flying the plane during take-off and landing
Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Explorers(m): 5:58pm On Apr 29
The cabin of the flight lay separate from the rest of the plane which came down when a bomb exploded in 1989.

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Travel / Re: Random And Interesting Travel Facts World's Travellers Probably Dont Know. by Explorers(m): 5:54pm On Apr 29
109. The least accessible memorial in the world, built to remember 170 people who died when a plane blew up over the Sahara desert in 1989, can be seen on Google Earth and Google Maps. UTA Flight 772 was flying from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to Paris CDG Airport in France on September 19, 1989, when a bomb went off in the luggage compartment.The blast resulted in the plane tearing apart mid-air, killing everyone on board - including Bonnie Barnes Pugh, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Chad. Evidence traced the bomb back to Libya.
Eighteen years after the attack and explosion over Sahara desert, of the UTA flight 772 from Congo to Paris, on September 19th 1989, the families of those who perished, gathered at the crash site and built a memorial.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487064/Incredible-Google-Earth-image-1989-UTA-plane-crash-memorial.html

http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/11/the-tragic-story-behind-haunting-plane-shaped-memorial-in-the-sahara-desert/
cc: Lalasticlala Dominique

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 4 by babyokujide(f): 2:54am On Apr 29
@ passionantchica,
U may still be able to get PTA-apply @ all banks u have acnt with+open new ones if allowed.
The flight was cool, I made sure I enjoyed myself cos I was d only preggy onboard so evry1 including passengers were pampering me.
D Doha to JFK flight was smooth, d plane is so fine I kept admiring it b4 I finally slept.
I chose d seats with enough leg room all tru, d lady in 9ja even booked me 4 a wrong seat and I complained 2 d hostess who then begged a passenger n my seat was changed. I sat on d seat close 2 d bassinet seat-it has no seat in front so enough stretching of feet.

Abeg book wheelchair if possible call Qatar a day/2 to ur trip cos I booked wheelchair @ check-in n d lady complained that I shld ve booked earlier. JFK is a very big airport, u need to enjoy d ride biko.
Cheers!


Meanwhile, how was the flight, especially the Doha to JFK leg? Did you get the exit seat? or which?
And did you use a wheelchair?
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Travel / 5 Essential Tech Travel Tips by Jovago: 9:43am On Apr 28


If you’ve ever left home on a journey to a far away land, you know there are plenty of unexpected things that can go wrong – flight delays and dead phone batteries being the most popular pitfall many experience.

To avoid travel headaches, here are a few tips from Jovago.com, Africa’s largest hotel booking portal!

[img]http://blog.ng.jovago.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/african-americans-on-plane.gif[/img]

Tip #1: Going by air? Track your flight

While putting your bags together, remember to pack your patience along with the clothes. In a world where delayed flights are a normal occurrence, it helps to prepare for this eventuality ahead of time. Find other sources of entertainment while waiting at the airport lounge and install a flight tracking app on your phone to help you figure out where the plane is and how long the delay will be.



Tip #2: Safeguard your identity

As more people become internet savvy, it’s becoming increasingly easier for identity thieves to clone personal information of people who aren’t careful. A credit card number typed on the wrong computer, passports lying idle or even a driver’s license left unmonitored can put a person at risk. Stay smart and keep all essential documents in a personal carry-on. If there are soft copies of any document on a device, download a file protection app to secure them.



Tip #3: Scan all travel documents

Why make only paper copies of vital data when you can have them equally stored in a cloud service like One Drive or Google Drive. Misplacing vital travel documents can be devastating so backing them up, is a really good move.



Tip #4: Protect all devices

If you will be participating in outdoor activities, then getting protective gear for your devices is important. Some cameras, tablets and phones come with soft-leather packaging but if they don’t, then buy one which is water and tamper-proof. Also remember to take out a warranty in case the screen goes bad or a heavy damage occurs.

Tip #5: Get direct access to TV shows

Many hotels offer cable facilities but only a few give you the luxury of choosing from an entire bouquet of channels without restrictions. To keep this from happening to you, subscribe for services like Netflix and other internet-enabled movie services to stay entertained. As long as the hotel offers WiFi service, you should be just fine.
Travel / Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by akanniade10(m): 5:38pm On Apr 26
SmartMugu:


Pls re-read my first post and highlight what translates to whatever you're saying about me now. I feel like we are saying the same thing in two different languages, yet we are both typing in English, which is weird. What have you said that goes against what I said in my original post? I'm open to corrections, please point out what I said in my original post that you would to correct me on.

All I was trying to tell everyone can be summarized easily

1. Living somewhere is different from visiting the same place.

2. Choosing to live somewhere instead of just visiting comes with its own type of drama that isn't same as in Nigeria.

3. Be prepared with the right information before jumping on a plane because you just want to get out of Nigeria.

I grew up and schooled in Lagos.
All I knew how to do in Naija back then was school and hustle until I dipped out in 2004 right after college. Several folks here on NL were probably still in their diapers the night I dipped out.

What type of hustle in Lagos can you narrate to me that I haven't done or I'm not aware of? Unless the idea came from Mars. So, I understand hustle and don't school me - in your words.

I personally think it would help anyone that has hustled before in Nigeria to hustle less when they make it out of the country, and having access to the right information can get them prepared. Unfortunately, you and others took it like I'm discouraging anyone.

Congrats on your two visits to the UK, I can't count how many times I've been there.

Yes, I'm married to an American, but I've been an American myself from birth, so I didnt have to marry for papers. I was raised in Nigeria decided to bounce after college in Nigeria
I didn't leave any stable girlfriend in Nigeria and decided to marry an American I dated for over 6 years here about 4 years ago and we have two lovely kids and are still happy together after 10 years together.

I don't agree with going back home to find some random girl to bring over like several Nigerians do.
Is that a crime?

No one is trying to school you, school yourself with the information available to you.

Really! Are you this pained? You had to go modify your post to paste this epistle. Tot u had better things to tend to. Now I can see where you coming from....... Lol!!! Your points have been countered on this thread severally yet you insist to make a fool outta yourself.

I maintain my stands, continue discouraging your fellow brothers well maybe they are naive. Like I said earlier, people are now wise. Abroad isn't a place where money is being pluck on trees and they know that. Fact remains Living in America is still better than living in Naija maybe with a very few exceptions. You can go read dat in my earlier post since you got lotta time to be editing posts.

Congrats on my 2 UK visits!!! It's actually 4 tho and I currently have a 5 year visit visa which isn't expiring anytime soon. Don't have a reason yet to visit Yankee anyway, i could put that in my to-do-list later during the year.

Dunno why a part of me believes you marrried that American just to secure your PR. "All na Hustle"

*my opinion.

Encourage your brothers and sisters and don't picture living abroad as HELL.

After reading your various posts on this wonderful thread, I can deduce that your Mugu self ain't Smart after all.

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Travel / Re: QATAR And UAE GENERAL VISA ENQUIRIES PART 2 by europe4sure(m): 5:14pm On Apr 26
kaynine59:
For those leaving Nigeria know that you can't escape the immigration especially when you are a 1st time Traveller.

You must drop. Those that ddnt were delayed and missed their flight, some were meant to be on the plane I was. Be careful. No let 5 to 8k naira make u miss flight. Atimes could be lower like 3k.

Also don't follow Kenya airlines pls if u can... It wasn't pretty.. Stayed in Nairobi for a whole day transitting cos I de find cheap flight and the cost of things at Jomo Kenyattas food court is very high. Water 0.5ml is 3dollars. Sharwarma is about 8dollars, Plastic bottle coke is 3dollars, sandwich 5dollars. Yes they bill in dollars and not Kenyan shillings. Wifi at JKA is 6dollars for 12hrs.

Best u take direct flight or anoda. The food on board Naija to Kenya and Kenya to Dubai wasn't it at all as Naija man taste buds concern. Learn from my mistakes. Hope this helps intending Travellers. Bless
pls keep the info coming and you shall share your testimony here in Jesus name......we intending travellers are following you all the way
Travel / Re: QATAR And UAE GENERAL VISA ENQUIRIES PART 2 by kaynine59(m): 1:09pm On Apr 26
For those leaving Nigeria know that you can't escape the immigration especially when you are a 1st time Traveller.

You must drop. Those that ddnt were delayed and missed their flight, some were meant to be on the plane I was. Be careful. No let 5 to 8k naira make u miss flight. Atimes could be lower like 3k.

Also don't follow Kenya airlines pls if u can... It wasn't pretty.. Stayed in Nairobi for a whole day transitting cos I de find cheap flight and the cost of things at Jomo Kenyattas food court is very high. Water 0.5ml is 3dollars. Sharwarma is about 8dollars, Plastic bottle coke is 3dollars, sandwich 5dollars. Yes they bill in dollars and not Kenyan shillings. Wifi at JKA is 6dollars for 12hrs.

Best u take direct flight or anoda. The food on board Naija to Kenya and Kenya to Dubai wasn't it at all as Naija man taste buds concern. Learn from my mistakes. Hope this helps intending Travellers. Bless

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 8 by bartino: 7:41am On Apr 26
drOdu:


Thanks bro...funding is critical cos without it most Nigerians won't even consider studying in the U.S. but it seems to me that most people that didn't have enough funds survived one way or the other somehow though it was difficult. This gives a lotta people hope that one way or the other dem go make am in "the ame"
Yeah people survive without fundings if you say so. But lets be wise, atleast when you get to new place have something to begin with that's all I am saying. Even a chicken does not put both legs on the floor in a new place according to Niger parable. As you get to understand the terrain before what you have get exhausted, you must have atleast gotten to some point and your hopes will be high and well understood. Don't get into the plane with the notion that "people have survived" it will make you miserable because it's not the way you see it from Nigeria. Atleast a money for a semester or 3/4 of that so that when you are making claims atleast you have some deposit then you might have a few ears to talk to or think of the next step. But coming without anything is like running in the dark. Thanks. I wish you all the best, Thanks and remain positive, wisely.

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Travellers Squeezed As Foreign Airlines Stop Ticket Sales In Naira by ClintonDal(m): 3:09am On Apr 26
19naia:
Nigerian's demand and tastes for import is also linked to their desire to travel abroad.

This is how Nigeria's lack of self sufficiency will once again favour the dollar. The airline's demand dollar and it is scarce, that only makes the value of the dollar rise against the naira.
Nigeria is far from manufacturing or servicing aircraft for themselves and so the airlines need currency in the form that is required by the countries who do make and service aircraft. Dollar is still the favored currency of Boeing aircraft industry, while Airbus will accept Euros. Dollar is in high demand because it is the legal tender for a country that produces so much of high demand items like the Jet plane Nigerians have grown so fond of. Naira strength next to the dollar is a pleasant dream but only as good as sleepwalkng through life. Wake up and focus on producing value for the naira by making things people will demand.

Unless Nigeria can make productivity in farming do wonders by bringing in dollars, Nigerians will eventually have to sail on ships to go abroad or fly on death traps. Farming is something any one can do and it is a hard industry to make thrive if heavy farm equipment cannot be bought for lack of dollars to pay. Maybe Buhari will volunteer his cattle herd to plough the fields of Nigeria?
I only hope telecomm(phone/internet) industry is not heavily tied into dollar currency needs, and then there is the automotive industry that relies heavily on imports.
It will be back to the days of riding donkey and posting paper letters before Nigeria finds self sufficiency again, and still corruption will eat away at that humble standard of living.
shocked
Naira is no where near prepared for the strength it is trying to weild. The clear way to get a veiw of Naira's strength, is to strip away from view, all the things bought only in dollars, pounds and Euros. Then what remains will be the domain of Naira's strength. Then you will see no Jet planes, no motor vehicles, no industrial machinery, no significant infrastructure and so on. The oil would be the only real mark of strength for the Naira and that will leave the Naira worth only as much as the going rate of oil. And even so the Naira economy cant even tap it's own oil without foriegn help which relies on Jet planes to get to Nigeria.
If Nigeria works as hard as they do looting oil money, when the time comes to work on building the ability to make Ngeria's own industrial machines, then Nigeria will be well on the way to strong productivity. Even the oil Nigeria has, is reliant upon imported equipment and industry expertise.
Naira is not easily accepted on the world market and artificial pegging of Naira value is not going to help at all. Naira has to be backed by productivity in every area it wants to be a player in. The Yuan was once a currency not easily accepted on the world market but now it is backed by so much productivity that even the dollar economy depends on Yuan economy.
Dollar ecnomy does not depend on Naira in any significant way and would barely be affected if the Naira disappeared. If Nigerians are so attached to Dollar, they should just adopt the dollar as their currency like other nations have. Panama, Ecuador and ElSalvador have all done that. Stop printing Naira and allow Nigerians to tender $ for their transactions. But dollars are scarce, so it would be a problem replacing all Naira with dollars. No choice but to face your own work and currency to create the value in it that is desired. Corruption and 419 is the first major hurdle or else all othr measures will get no where excpet deeper into squander.

Oga what are you saying?? From the topic u ran to oil,yuan and so many irrelevant issues. Not everyone traveling abroad is going for importation,there are so many of us who work or study and live abroad. How do I pay almost 1million just for a return ticket.
First class tickets didn't cost that much 4 yrs ago.

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Travel / Re: Nigerian Travellers Squeezed As Foreign Airlines Stop Ticket Sales In Naira by 19naia(m): 2:17am On Apr 26
Nigerian's demand and tastes for import is also linked to their desire to travel abroad.

This is how Nigeria's lack of self sufficiency will once again favour the dollar. The airline's demand dollar and it is scarce, that only makes the value of the dollar rise against the naira.
Nigeria is far from manufacturing or servicing aircraft for themselves and so the airlines need currency in the form that is required by the countries who do make and service aircraft. Dollar is still the favored currency of Boeing aircraft industry, while Airbus will accept Euros. Dollar is in high demand because it is the legal tender for a country that produces so much of high demand items like the Jet plane Nigerians have grown so fond of. Naira strength next to the dollar is a pleasant dream but only as good as sleepwalkng through life. Wake up and focus on producing value for the naira by making things people will demand.

Unless Nigeria can make productivity in farming do wonders by bringing in dollars, Nigerians will eventually have to sail on ships to go abroad or fly on death traps. Farming is something any one can do and it is a hard industry to make thrive if heavy farm equipment cannot be bought for lack of dollars to pay. Maybe Buhari will volunteer his cattle herd to plough the fields of Nigeria?
I only hope telecomm(phone/internet) industry is not heavily tied into dollar currency needs, and then there is the automotive industry that relies heavily on imports.
It will be back to the days of riding donkey and posting paper letters before Nigeria finds self sufficiency again, and still corruption will eat away at that humble standard of living.
shocked
Naira is no where near prepared for the strength it is trying to weild. The clear way to get a veiw of Naira's strength, is to strip away from view, all the things bought only in dollars, pounds and Euros. Then what remains will be the domain of Naira's strength. Then you will see no Jet planes, no motor vehicles, no industrial machinery, no significant infrastructure and so on. The oil would be the only real mark of strength for the Naira and that will leave the Naira worth only as much as the going rate of oil. And even so the Naira economy cant even tap it's own oil without foriegn help which relies on Jet planes to get to Nigeria.
If Nigeria works as hard as they do looting oil money, when the time comes to work on building the ability to make Ngeria's own industrial machines, then Nigeria will be well on the way to strong productivity. Even the oil Nigeria has, is reliant upon imported equipment and industry expertise.
Naira is not easily accepted on the world market and artificial pegging of Naira value is not going to help at all. Naira has to be backed by productivity in every area it wants to be a player in. The Yuan was once a currency not easily accepted on the world market but now it is backed by so much productivity that even the dollar economy depends on Yuan economy.
Dollar ecnomy does not depend on Naira in any significant way and would barely be affected if the Naira disappeared. If Nigerians are so attached to Dollar, they should just adopt the dollar as their currency like other nations have. Panama, Ecuador and ElSalvador have all done that. Stop printing Naira and allow Nigerians to tender $ for their transactions. But dollars are scarce, so it would be a problem replacing all Naira with dollars. No choice but to face your own work and currency to create the value in it that is desired. Corruption and 419 is the first major hurdle or else all othr measures will get no where excpet deeper into squander.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 4 by Nnystc: 10:58pm On Apr 25
Bisoye82:

To type this days na work #life of a twin mama
Gave birth at St Francis in Lynwood.
Paid $15 at hospital to expedite the BC.
Thursday:Filled forms online for naija passports.
Friday: Picked 2 copies each of BC from Vital Stat Office
Bought money order($77 and $30) @ the post office.sent the $77 money order to Innovate1 services.
Saturday:bought infant tickets for the babies at the airport.called the US passport agency line to book an appointment for Monday.
Took the babies to Walgreens to take passport photos(2 set-1 set for US,2nd for naija)
Monday:Innovate1 confirmed the money order,printed the receipt and acknowledgement page.
Went to US passport appointment (infant ticket is a complusory requirement o)their office at Wilshire Blvd,paid for expedited and was told to pickup 2 days later.
**Booked a red eye flight to Washington(depart on Wednesday night by 10pm,arrived DC 8am on Thursday,head straight to the embassy,paid extra $85 for each baby for same day collection.finished by 1pm.travelled back to LA by 5pm.got home 10pm Thursday evening.
Note:Hubby is not interested in mailing US passport for visa and ETC is almost $1000 for 2 babies with postage(and just for 7 days).
LA is far from all the embassies because when you take normal morning flight you will arrive from 3pm and you won't be able to do anything that day that's the reason for red eye flight.



@Bisoye82
Chai!
Gangster momma! On top twins??
I talk am say some babes here dey superhuman... una dey doubt me.
These long haul flights from california na im you do twice in 24 hours with twins
Nne, I commot cap for you oh.
In fact, I commot my Brazilian wig join...
Make I jejely bow out oh. My liver never cook reach this level of gangsterism... The only plane rides wey I sign up for na to arrive Yankee and commot Yankee oh... but collect hailing sha. You try!!!

Hmmm... St Francis? Did you use Dr Mbag**?

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