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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by fboycaestro12(m): 8:52pm On Jul 10, 2015
yorubadelta:
Poster, what do you mean by lack of jobs? That statement is false abeg. If you are well qualified, got relevant experience and are LEGALLY in the country then getting a good job wouldn't be a problem at all.. In fact, jobs boku for UK if you know what you are doing.

Aside from that, everything else said is true.


You're a learner, no matter your qualifications...if you don't have a work permit you can't get a job and the only way you can get a permit is if you have spend a certain number of years. Exceptions would be when you go through an illegal means to get a work permit. Which is a time bomb that might explode anyday anytime

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by sweetgala(m): 8:53pm On Jul 10, 2015
erico2k2:

Guy B4 u pack go 9ja, make sure you house is complete, steady income of some sort,good Gen grin grin, and loads of balance starting from 5milion or else you go run go back abroad grin grin

Guy it no reach that , why nah i'm a young guy going on 30 yrs.
I'll be surely trying to get land in the next year and have some savings going. That job area should be easy enough ; I've been offered jobs as far back as 2011.

I'll like to have my engineering charter before I move
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by yorubadelta(f): 8:54pm On Jul 10, 2015
fboycaestro12:



You're a learner , no matter your qualifications...if you don't have a work permit you can't get a job and the only way you can get a permit is if you have spend a certain number of years. Exceptions would be when you go through an illegal means to get a work permit. Which is a time bomb that might explode anyday anytime

Did you not read where I said you must be legally in the country? It seems you are the learner. angry

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 8:59pm On Jul 10, 2015
sweetgala:


Guy it no reach that , why nah i'm a young guy going on 30 yrs.
I'll be surely trying to get land in the next year and have some savings going. That job area should be easy enough ; I've been offered jobs as far back as 2011.

I'll like to have my engineering charter before I move
same thing we are saying, arrange well b4 you return if not you will become part of that statistics of failed Nigerian from Obodo oyibo as OP claimed.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by special19: 8:59pm On Jul 10, 2015
90% true.
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by Inoknowbook: 9:00pm On Jul 10, 2015
I hate it so much when paupers that are trying hard to survive abroad attribute their ways of living to every Nigerian living abroad. The OP is, obviously, a pauper trying very hard to survive. But that shouldn't give him the freedom to attribute his way of living to every Nigerian abroad. I live both in the US and Nigeria and I can speak with authority on this. What did need mean by people hiding food under the bed when visitors come? Food is the cheapest thing you can get here. It does not cost much. So, I don't understand how he got the info that people hide food under the bed. As for guys buying each other drinks for free, it still happens a lot. I do take friends out to bars and restaurants and buy them drinks. If you come to my house, my bar is well stocked with all kinds of liqueurs that I do wish that people come around to drink with me often. Please guys, if you wanna write about your experience abroad, do call it your individual experience and not try to pass it off as that of the generality of Nigerians. Please, I did not proof read, so, pardon me for mistakes

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by calculusx(m): 9:01pm On Jul 10, 2015
What baffle me mostly in obodo oyinbo is seeing old people 60yrs and above still working to make a living unlike Nigeria where children are Investments and aged parents depends on them @ their old age.
I dislike seeing old people working @ that age to make a living but heeeyy, it's their country,its their culture,they have to live with it.
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 9:01pm On Jul 10, 2015
yorubadelta:


Did you not see where I said you must be legally in the country? It seems you are the learner. angry
I agree with you ,there are bunch and tones of work, if you are legal and have experience, even some jobs need no experience they will train you.
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 9:02pm On Jul 10, 2015
Inoknowbook:
I hate it so much when paupers that are trying hard to survive abroad attribute their ways of living to every Nigerian living abroad. The OP is, obviously, a pauper trying very hard to survive. But that shouldn't give him the freedom to attribute his way of living to every Nigerian abroad. I live both in the US and Nigeria and I can speak with authority on this. What did need mean by people hiding food under the bed when visitors come? Food is the cheapest thing you can get here. It does not cost much. So, I don't understand how he got the info that people hide food under the bed. As for guys buying each other drinks for free, it still happens a lot. I do take friends out to bars and restaurants and buy them drinks. If you come to my house, my bar is well stocked with all kinds of liqueurs that I do wish that people come around to drink with me often. Please guys, if you wanna write about your experience abroad, do call it your individual experience and not try to pass it off as that of the generality of Nigerians. Please, I did not proof read, so, pardon me for mistakes
ahah i did not even bother to read up to that bit, hiding food under the bed? ahah that m ust only happen in eastern Europe ie Bulgaria lol
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by BOUNTYDOG(m): 9:04pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:


Yeah, I completely forgot about food. No peppersoup, no suya, no nkwobi.

But the kebab better pass sef
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DoctorChuks: 9:05pm On Jul 10, 2015
gabby227:
Today is my birthday pls i need 1 more like to complete my birth age

Just joined NL. I have a small question. What do u folks do with these likes? Are they redeemable for something? Please, exactly what are they used for?

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by yorubadelta(f): 9:05pm On Jul 10, 2015
erico2k2:

I agree with you ,there are bunch and tones of work, if you are legal and have experience, even some jobs need no experience they will train you.

Yupyup
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by hustla(m): 9:07pm On Jul 10, 2015
God knows the only thing I miss is the food and friends
Peppersoup, Shayo and Hangout with friends cry
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by samuelkingz(m): 9:07pm On Jul 10, 2015
@ tai2...ur asvise is needed...am in my final year in d uni studying mass comm in a state..my major plan is to do my masters abroad and then seek some permit to work dere professionally..my problem now is that wat professional course can i do dat can guarantee me a good job abroad and also wat country would be able to give me succh good prospects??@ all ur matured posts re highly appreciated
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by hustla(m): 9:08pm On Jul 10, 2015
calculusx:
What baffle me mostly in obodo oyinbo is seeing old people 60yrs and above still working to make a living unlike Nigeria where children are Investments and aged parents depends on them @ their old age.
I dislike seeing old people working @ that age to make a living but heeeyy, it's their country,its their culture,they have to live with it.

Some dont like to stay idle

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by ifeomabernard(f): 9:08pm On Jul 10, 2015
It's always safer to think that the grass is greener on the other side of the wall only to go there and realise that the greener pastures u'd hope for is not so green even celebrity big shots like D'banj Don jazzy tiwa savage and co were there they saw it all even with their money and all they came back here! well like they say home is truly the best!

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by doncaster(m): 9:09pm On Jul 10, 2015
erico2k2:

you must be in a crap country then sorry to say cos where I live, we have everything when it comes to 9ja food you name it, we even have Obalande suya, so waht are you on about.we have shaki and kpomo grin grin grin
That Obalande that taste like smoke. Dat one no be suya abeg na manage we dey manage am.
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 9:11pm On Jul 10, 2015
doncaster:
That Obalande that taste like smoke. Dat one no be suya abeg na manage we dey manage am.
nah teh made in china own you wack, come presidential Suya at Old kent rd grin grin grin
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DanjaNinja(m): 9:11pm On Jul 10, 2015
dechandel:
Taxi will not carry you for free in Obodo Oyibo?? And in which part of Nigeria do you see cab men doing that Charity work??
Nothing is free in Obodo Oyibo? Is anything free in Nigeria? Even the electricity that isn't free in Nigeria is a mess but in Obodo Oyibo what do you get? I guess you really dunno what 24/7 eletricity is though?

Loneliness? When you have your Job, school, trust me, your social life won't be in shambles!

Cost? I am sure you prefer paying your Light bills and yet you keep buying litres of petrol daily!! Talk about cost!!
Tax? If Nigeria wasn't ruled by greedy old mofos, trust me, you'd really be glad to catch a reality of what it is to live in a civilized world!!

There is no place like home when it comes to our food sha grin grin
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by lantessy(m): 9:13pm On Jul 10, 2015
DoctorChuks:


Just joined NL. I have a small question. What do u folks do with these likes? Are they redeemable for something? Please, exactly what are they used for?
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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by tai2(m): 9:14pm On Jul 10, 2015
samuelkingz:
@ tai2...ur asvise is needed...am in my final year in d uni studying mass comm in a state..my major plan is to do my masters abroad and then seek some permit to work dere professionally..my problem now is that wat professional course can i do dat can guarantee me a good job abroad and also wat country would be able to give me succh good prospects??@ all ur matured posts re highly appreciated

I would advise you to switch to something like programming, learn a few well used programming languages that are in demand anywhere regardless of degree or not. You really don't need a Master's degree, especially in your line of study which means nothing without experience in countries abroad. The best jobs abroad are the ones that are hands on, work you do with your hands not stuff you say with your mouth.

Another career which most people overlook is the shipping industry, you can find a maritime academy and become a sailor, they are in demand all over the world and are given special travel privileges regardless of region.

I would advise you to consider a career switch after getting your mass comm degree.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 9:14pm On Jul 10, 2015
samuelkingz:
@ tai2...ur asvise is needed...am in my final year in d uni studying mass comm in a state..my major plan is to do my masters abroad and then seek some permit to work dere professionally..my problem now is that wat professional course can i do dat can guarantee me a good job abroad and also wat country would be able to give me succh good prospects??@ all ur matured posts re highly appreciated
whatever course you end up doing make sure you end up in 1 the Uk, 2 the US 3 Canada, any other country out of these three you are on your own.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by erico2k2(m): 9:15pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:


I would advise you to switch to something like programming, learn a few well used programming languages that are in demand anywhere regardless of degree or not. You really don't need a Master's degree, especially in your line of study which means nothing without experience in countries abroad. The best jobs abroad are the ones that are hands on, work you do with your hands not stuff you say with your mouth.

Another career which most people overlook is the shipping industry, you can find a maritime academy and become a sailor, they are in demand all over the world and are given special travel privileges regardless of region.

I would advise you to consider a career switch after getting your mass comm degree.
How about Nursing? the UK is short of Nurses even Ireland are.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DanjaNinja(m): 9:16pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:


In Nigeria you can get favours done when you don't have any money. You can ask the taxi guy to reduce his fare based on you don't have too much. In obodo oyibo, taxi guy will point to the metre. I hope you know even with sporadic power supply not everyone pays their light bills in Nigeria, PHCN cuts the power in the afternoon, you go and reconnect them later during the day. Lol.

And i hope you know this refusal to pay light bills, a confusin power policy coupled the systematic rot in the power sector is why we don't have steady power?
Op, i can confidently assure you that over 60% of Nigerians do not pay light bill. Without funds, how do you expect the power companies to invest in infrastructure? Lets be realistic joor, the reason why we dont have any meaningful progress is that most nigerians want to eat their cake and have it still.

dechandel:
Taxi will not carry you for free in Obodo Oyibo?? And in which part of Nigeria do you see cab men doing that Charity work??
Nothing is free in Obodo Oyibo? Is anything free in Nigeria? Even the electricity that isn't free in Nigeria is a mess but in Obodo Oyibo what do you get? I guess you really dunno what 24/7 eletricity is though?

Loneliness? When you have your Job, school, trust me, your social life won't be in shambles!

Cost? I am sure you prefer paying your Light bills and yet you keep buying litres of petrol daily!! Talk about cost!!
Tax? If Nigeria wasn't ruled by greedy old mofos, trust me, you'd really be glad to catch a reality of what it is to live in a civilized world!!

There is no place like home when it comes to our food sha grin grin

@dechandel God bless you for this.
Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by raayah(f): 9:16pm On Jul 10, 2015
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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by raayah(f): 9:19pm On Jul 10, 2015
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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DoctorChuks: 9:21pm On Jul 10, 2015
What's wrong with posts like this is they are generalizations. It all depends on your situation Some people were at a dead end in Nigeria but their lives blossomed once they traveled out. The reverse can also be true. Even some first world citizens are very unhappy in their countries to the point of suicide. Some foreigners u see doing well in Nigeria, couldn't make it in their more advanced countries. But, generally speaking, if u are unhappy or not making it in a place, it is always a good idea to have a change of scene.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by tai2(m): 9:22pm On Jul 10, 2015
Inoknowbook:
I hate it so much when paupers that are trying hard to survive abroad attribute their ways of living to every Nigerian living abroad. The OP is, obviously, a pauper trying very hard to survive. But that shouldn't give him the freedom to attribute his way of living to every Nigerian abroad. I live both in the US and Nigeria and I can speak with authority on this. What did need mean by people hiding food under the bed when visitors come? Food is the cheapest thing you can get here. It does not cost much. So, I don't understand how he got the info that people hide food under the bed. As for guys buying each other drinks for free, it still happens a lot. I do take friends out to bars and restaurants and buy them drinks. If you come to my house, my bar is well stocked with all kinds of liqueurs that I do wish that people come around to drink with me often. Please guys, if you wanna write about your experience abroad, do call it your individual experience and not try to pass it off as that of the generality of Nigerians. Please, I did not proof read, so, pardon me for mistakes

Lol. The hiding food under bed part was an exaggeration and meant to be extreme. I clearly pointed out that not everyone abroad that is Nigerian is suffering. You have well-paid Nigerian professionals who are lecturers, some are doctors, some are engineers in the oil and gas industry. The difference is that these people had a plan mixed with either hard work or luck.

There are far too many people who do not plan and end up suffering abroad. I'm a business owner, I do not depend on any employer for my wages, I deal with other businesses on my own terms. Thus I am better protected. The day abroad does not work, I will pack my bags and head for the property I own in Nigeria.

There are far TOO MANY NIGERIANS who dream that abroad is a place where everything is available and money is picked up on the streets. It is easier to make a million dollars in Nigeria than it is abroad. It is however in some circumstances easier to make a decent salary abroad when you have the right qualifications, experience and a job or a profitable business. My advice is that any plan that involves going abroad should think in terms of right qualifications, experience, a job or a profitable business, not roaming the streets of obodo oyibo.

This same America that you have success stories. Do you know at what cost? Can you go to America with $500 in your pocket and survive? Yet so many young people jump into planes and boats these days with nothing but that amount exposing themselves to risk.

Someone who went to study a Master's in Petroleum Engineering in Norway or Canada, has some experience with Shell and gets to work with an oil company abroad, is different from someone who gets there with an illegal passport seeking to claim asylum. My point is plan accordingly and hold your funding otherwise do not bother going at all.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by raayah(f): 9:24pm On Jul 10, 2015
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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by tai2(m): 9:25pm On Jul 10, 2015
erico2k2:

How about Nursing? the UK is short of Nurses even Ireland are.

Yeah nursing is great. The best countries abroad for Nigerians are the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom etc (in that order too). Even South Africa is a lot better than a number of European destinations. These are countries with the right qualifications and experience you can get a job and live like a human being. In the Middle East you can get jobs too although without the right to permanent residence eventually. Anything else is a big gamble.

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by dechandel(f): 9:27pm On Jul 10, 2015
tai2:


In Nigeria you can get favours done when you don't have any money. You can ask the taxi guy to reduce his fare based on you don't have too much. In obodo oyibo, taxi guy will point to the metre. I hope you know even with sporadic power supply not everyone pays their light bills in Nigeria, PHCN cuts the power in the afternoon, you go and reconnect them later during the day. Lol.
grin grin grin grin @bolded!!
Be realistic!! Truth is, its not easy in any part of the world but its much more better living in a saner society where you are guranteed fresh air tongue grin grin

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Re: The Disadvantages Of Obodo Oyibo Aka Abroad by DoctorChuks: 9:28pm On Jul 10, 2015
erico2k2:

whatever course you end up doing make sure you end up in 1 the Uk, 2 the US 3 Canada, any other country out of these three you are on your own.

If u want a guarantee then study something in the medical field. But that may not be your calling. My advice: study something u love, something u have passion for, u may not get rich right away but you will be happy, and, eventually, the money will be there.

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