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Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 12:48pm On May 23, 2017
Hello nairalanders! grin I am planning to visit Nigeria hopefully by 2019! I am considering staying in Abia state or Calabar state but I am curious to know more about the two states. I have been trying to get to Nigeria for a LONG time and the timing has just been off everytime! If you have been following me you know that I am an African American and looking to get closer to my roots in Africa. Well, I am currently living in Senegal! I like it here but Nigeria has always been my first love.. Anyway, I am still looking forward to that trip! Can anyone give me some information on Abia and Calabar? The different culture in the states, the ethnic groups, the safety, "must sees", cost of living, languages spoken (besides English) and stuff like that lol!!! Thanks! kiss

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by viver1: 1:05pm On May 23, 2017
For visits, hanging out and cooling off, Calabar. For Business & stuff, Abia.
Also note that Calabar is a city in Cross River State and Abia is a State of its own.

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 1:13pm On May 23, 2017
viver1:
For visits, hanging out and cooling off, Calabar. For Business & stuff, Abia.
Also note that Calabar is a city in Cross River State and Abia is a State of its own.

Thank you for the correction! Cross River State!
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by cutieme(m): 8:41pm On May 23, 2017
How is life in senegal?And what is the prospect of getting a job there?
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Marcelo290(m): 10:13pm On May 23, 2017
Calabar is a tourist destination, one of the most visited in the country, the state capital of Cross River State, there are several attractions here like the Calabar carnival which holds at the end of the year, you would find tinapa resorts and many relaxation places, It is a very neat city with both Natural and artistic beauty, also a very relevant and important place while talking about the Nigerian history. It is located in the South South region of Nigeria.

Abia on the other hand, is a state on it's own, Located in the Eastern part of the country and predominantly dominated by the Igbos, it's capital city is Umuahia, but most economic and industrial activities in the state take place in Aba, a place renowned for business and trade in the country...

So it all depends on you and your reason for visiting, Nigeria on it's own is a large country with a diverse and very rich culture, you can aswell google these places for better information as what I said is only subjective to my little knowledge about them.

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 10:13pm On May 23, 2017
cutieme:
How is life in senegal?And what is the prospect of getting a job there?

It's nice but very very DRY! Speaking french and wolof is a challenge but i'm learning. Senegal is rapidly developing, stable and safe. I'm not sure about the job sector yet but there is alot of entrepreneurship going on

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by cutieme(m): 10:18pm On May 23, 2017
Glamrock:


It's nice but very very DRY! Speaking french and wolof is a challenge but i'm learning. Senegal is rapidly developing, stable and safe. I'm not sure about the job sector yet but there is alot of entrepreneurship going on
very dry in what sense pls?Je parle francais mpe ma cherie.Je suis en Cotonou maintenant
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 10:19pm On May 23, 2017
Marcelo290:
Calabar is a tourist destination, one of the most visited in the country, the state capital of Cross River State, there are several attractions here like the Calabar carnival which holds at the end of the year, you would find tinapa resorts and many relaxation places, It is a very neat city with both Natural and artistic beauty, also a very relevant and important place while talking about the Nigerian history. It is located in the South South region of Nigeria.

Abia on the other hand, is a state on it's own, Located in the Eastern part of the country and predominantly dominated by the Igbos, it's capital city is Umuahia, but most economic and industrial activities in the state take place in Aba, a place renowned for business and trade in the country...

So it all depends on you and your reason for visiting, Nigeria on it's own is a large country with a diverse and very rich culture, you can aswell google these places for better information as what I said is only subjective to my little knowledge about them.

Thank you for all that information! Calabar sounds like a good fit! I would definitely love to come around the time that the carnival takes place. It really sounds like I would enjoy it there.
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by sicily4u: 10:21pm On May 23, 2017
Which part u live in senegal ?
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 10:23pm On May 23, 2017
cutieme:
very dry in what sense pls?Je parle francais mpe ma cherie.Je suis en Cotonou maintenant

Lol dry as in desert! Haha, its alot of sand and dust not much grass! Rain Season doesn't start until July. I'm in the capital city Dakar. If you go deeper into Senegal it's greener. The good thing about it though is there is less mosquitoes because it's so dry here.
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 10:25pm On May 23, 2017
sicily4u:
Which part u live in senegal ?

Dakar
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by sicily4u: 10:26pm On May 23, 2017
Glamrock:


Lol dry as in desert! Haha, its alot of sand and dust not much grass! Rain Season doesn't start until July. I'm in the capital city Dakar. If you go deeper into Senegal it's greener. The good thing about it though is there is less mosquitoes because it's so dry here.

Which side of Dakar u live ?
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by cutieme(m): 10:26pm On May 23, 2017
Glamrock:


Lol dry as in desert! Haha, its alot of sand and dust not much grass! Rain Season doesn't start until July. I'm in the capital city Dakar. If you go deeper into Senegal it's greener. The good thing about it though is there is less mosquitoes because it's so dry here.
ok,here,it's ok but mosquitoes are much.wanna relocate....am a nigerian but work here
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by sicily4u: 10:32pm On May 23, 2017
Glamrock:


Dakar

Which side of Dakar becos I know Dakar too
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Marcelo290(m): 10:47pm On May 23, 2017
Glamrock:


Thank you for all that information! Calabar sounds like a good fit! I would definitely love to come around the time that the carnival takes place. It really sounds like I would enjoy it there.
That would be cool, I wish you a good stay, besides what is it like in Senegal?
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 11:13pm On May 23, 2017
cutieme:
ok,here,it's ok but mosquitoes are much.wanna relocate....am a nigerian but work here

Traveling is good for growth. Mental, physical, and spiritual. Be free and go where you please

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by cutieme(m): 7:48am On May 24, 2017
Glamrock:


Traveling is good for growth. Mental, physical, and spiritual. Be free and go where you please
thanks sweerie
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by sicily4u: 8:37am On May 24, 2017
Glamrock:


Traveling is good for growth. Mental, physical, and spiritual. Be free and go where you please

Are u sure u are in Dakar, why finding it hard to name ur side
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 11:01am On May 24, 2017
cutieme:
thanks sweerie

You're welcome!
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Nobody: 12:09pm On May 24, 2017
Marcelo290:
Calabar is a tourist destination, one of the most visited in the country, the state capital of Cross River State, there are several attractions here like the Calabar carnival which holds at the end of the year, you would find tinapa resorts and many relaxation places, It is a very neat city with both Natural and artistic beauty, also a very relevant and important place while talking about the Nigerian history. It is located in the South South region of Nigeria.

Abia on the other hand, is a state on it's own, Located in the Eastern part of the country and predominantly dominated by the Igbos, it's capital city is Umuahia, but most economic and industrial activities in the state take place in Aba, a place renowned for business and trade in the country...

So it all depends on you and your reason for visiting, Nigeria on it's own is a large country with a diverse and very rich culture, you can aswell google these places for better information as what I said is only subjective to my little knowledge about them.

Lovely description. If I was in the OP's shoes, I will pick Calabar as a first time settler. I think it's so much easier to settle in Calabar because life is generally easier there but both places are cool.

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Nobody: 12:18pm On May 24, 2017
cutieme:
ok,here,it's ok but mosquitoes are much.wanna relocate....am a nigerian but work here

Which day will u actually travel? All your threads are about one African country or the other, nawa it's not that hard na. With N12K you can get a one way pass to Ghana enroute Benin and Togo so you can actually alight in any of those countries, the next thing is putting some money aside for housing, etc, make Google your friend.

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by cutieme(m): 10:58pm On May 24, 2017
Pidgin2:


Which day will u actually travel? All your threads are about one African country or the other, nawa it's not that hard na. With N12K you can get a one way pass to Ghana enroute Benin and Togo so you can actually alight in any of those countries, the next thing is putting some money aside for housing, etc, make Google your friend.
Look at this frustrated thing!who invited you here?Why are you trolling peoples post here and making a fool of yourself everyday?Ain't you tired of insults meted on you?Why can't you back off people's post?Does it mean you have no better thing to do?Well then,go get yourself a man and face better things other.Here that you're always visiting and making a caricature of yourself isn't helpful in any way,rather it is dwindling and demeaning your personality.Pls heed to my advice and comply instead of exposing your folly intermitently.Where in this buhari dispensation can one get a one way ticket or something for 12k to ghana.You see how u dey yab yourself more and more say you no dey enlightened in travelling matters because when last i visited ghana,i spent double that amount just for one way trip so how do u expect it to be 12k even in this recession ravaging everywhere.Get some wisdom pls and grow up.

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 2:53am On May 25, 2017
Pidgin2:


Lovely description. If I was in the OP's shoes, I will pick Calabar as a first time settler. I think it's so much easier to settle in Calabar because life is generally easier there but both places are cool.

Calabar is definitely sounding like the place to be! I've heard good things about it in the past so that's what made me interested

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 2:58am On May 25, 2017
Pidgin2:


Which day will u actually travel? All your threads are about one African country or the other, nawa it's not that hard na. With N12K you can get a one way pass to Ghana enroute Benin and Togo so you can actually alight in any of those countries, the next thing is putting some money aside for housing, etc, make Google your friend.

I'm not sure of the actully day Ive just gotten to Senegal less than 2 months ago. It takes time, preparation, and MONEY to be able to move around! I'm carefully planning my journey.
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 3:05am On May 25, 2017
cutieme:
Look at this frustrated thing!who invited you here?Why are you trolling peoples post here and making a fool of yourself everyday?Ain't you tired of insults meted on you?Why can't you back off people's post?Does it mean you have no better thing to do?Well then,go get yourself a man and face better things other.Here that you're always visiting and making a caricature of yourself isn't helpful in any way,rather it is dwindling and demeaning your personality.Pls heed to my advice and comply instead of exposing your folly intermitently.Where in this buhari dispensation can one get a one way ticket or something for 12k to ghana.You see how u dey yab yourself more and more say you no dey enlightened in travelling matters because when last i visited ghana,i spent double that amount just for one way trip so how do u expect it to be 12k even in this recession ravaging everywhere.Get some wisdom pls and grow up.

Well that escalated quickly..

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Nobody: 6:32am On May 25, 2017
cutieme:
Look at this frustrated thing!who invited you here?Why are you trolling peoples post here and making a fool of yourself everyday?Ain't you tired of insults meted on you?Why can't you back off people's post?Does it mean you have no better thing to do?Well then,go get yourself a man and face better things other.Here that you're always visiting and making a caricature of yourself isn't helpful in any way,rather it is dwindling and demeaning your personality.Pls heed to my advice and comply instead of exposing your folly intermitently.Where in this buhari dispensation can one get a one way ticket or something for 12k to ghana.You see how u dey yab yourself more and more say you no dey enlightened in travelling matters because when last i visited ghana,i spent double that amount just for one way trip so how do u expect it to be 12k even in this recession ravaging everywhere.Get some wisdom pls and grow up.


Lol which personality? Hehehehe, and you think your own personality is intact, you who jumps on every thread, asking how you can gain access to every poverty stricken African country lol what does that do to your own personality, so tell me how your online insults will affect me na, how will an e-insult affect my life, how? cheesy

A bus to Benin from mile 2 is not more than N3K, a taxi from mile 2 to Ghana (one way) from the same place is not more than N12K. You need to go already, it is not hard, not something you will be asking questions and creating endless threads to relocate to an African country is not rocket science, first go on a visit to access the place then relocate.

Go to mile 2 and take a taxi
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Nobody: 6:35am On May 25, 2017
Glamrock:


Well that escalated quickly..

Lol he's always pissed because I tend to hype Nigeria in most of my posts cheesy

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Nobody: 6:37am On May 25, 2017
Glamrock:


I'm not sure of the actully day Ive just gotten to Senegal less than 2 months ago. It takes time, preparation, and MONEY to be able to move around! I'm carefully planning my journey.

Take your time dear, don't be in a hurry. You will need to do a bit of planning (renting a house and other stuffs) but you'll enjoy your stay. What kind of business do you do, will you continue while in Nigeria or you're planning to get a job?

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by cutieme(m): 6:58am On May 25, 2017
Pidgin2:



Lol which personality? Hehehehe, and you think your own personality is intact, you who jumps on every thread, asking how you can gain access to every poverty stricken African country lol what does that do to your own personality he he? so tell me how your online insults will affect me na, how will an e-insult affect my life, how? cheesy

A bus to Benin from mile 2 is not more than N3K, a taxi from mile 2 to Ghana (one way) from the same place is not more than N12K. You need to go already, it is not hard, not something you will be asking questions and creating endless threads to relocate to an African country is not rocket science, first go on a visit to access the place then relocate.

Go to mile 2 and take a taxi
Thanks but no thanks,i no dey naija for long.
Re: Abia Or Calabar? by Glamrock(f): 10:10am On May 25, 2017
Pidgin2:


Take your time dear, don't be in a hurry. You will need to do a bit of planning (renting a house and other stuffs) but you'll enjoy your stay. What kind of business do you do, will you continue while in Nigeria or you're planning to get a job?

I am a tailor and teach English I would hope to be able to continue my entrepreneurship

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Re: Abia Or Calabar? by cutieme(m): 11:56am On May 25, 2017
Pidgin2:


Lol he's always pissed because I tend to hype Nigeria in most of my posts cheesy
Just hear yoirself.Why would you hype a failed state?Are you repairing or destroying?We are all looking for a way to rebuild the country instead of you to own up to the truth so that the unscrupulous politicians would change their ways,you are there hyping mirage.I just don't know what to call you again,Let me just leave you to wallow in your stupidity.

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