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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by onatisi(m): 9:52am On Oct 29, 2017
supersystemsnig:


I agree, do you know Nigeria isn't in the list of the top ten countries with high standard of living on the planet?
naija cant even be in the top 100. Go to countries like botswana and namibia,even cote de voire . You will marvel at how easy life is for ppl even the poor ones among them. In naija there is no longer any middle class it is either one is poor or one is in hushpuppy level

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Miles300: 9:52am On Oct 29, 2017
supersystemsnig:


Once had a friend in Finland, i think the dude was earning around 5k euros.... Mehn, different strokes for different folks, for the standard of living, men i prefer Europe or North America than Nigeria.
sure ! At the end of the day it all boils down on wat u want to do wit ur money ! Some are not thinking on investment why some do .. but to come here and say those in America can be compared to those earning 80k is malicious ..nigger know how much is 200 euro equivalent ? That u can work here in Finland for 3 days tops ?
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Nobody: 9:52am On Oct 29, 2017
onatisi:

naija cant even be in the top 100. Go to countries like botswana and namibia,even cote de voire . You will marvel at how easy life is for ppl even the poor ones among them. In naija there is no longer any middle class it is either one is poor or one is in hushpuppy level


Men, the stress level of Nigeria is sumthing else, once i save enough, i'm moving... I'm an advocate of a better Nigeria, but i won't let this stress take me to the otherwise untimely

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Nobody: 9:52am On Oct 29, 2017
DIVFAVOR:


Well you can't get 2bedroom flat in Lagos with that price in close proximity. Unless Lagos boundary where you spend more than 4 to 5hrs locating your office.
By own take.


Divfavour
lol.. all these hilarious comments eeeh.. I duff my hat for una oo
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by wonlasewonimi: 9:52am On Oct 29, 2017
phoexix:



The emphasis is on grade salaries not kick backs or been gratified for assisting someone in the bank.

I still give it to the bank manager in Nigeria than someone doing menial jobs in the US.

There's a whole world of difference between a Manager level in a Bank and a Bank's branch Manager...seems you guys are confusing the two.

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by onatisi(m): 9:53am On Oct 29, 2017
Chascop:


my brother, lol..

you know, this thread looks more like a debate so people are trying to prove some persons wrong..

abi oo,my brother
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Nobody: 9:53am On Oct 29, 2017
Miles300:
sure ! At the end of the day it all boils down on wat u want to do wit ur money ! Some are not thinking on investment why some do .. but to come here and say those in America can be compared to those earning 80k is malicious ..nigger know how much is 200 euro equivalent ? That u can work here in Finland for 3 days tops ?


True, very true, very very true, many Nigerians can't make that 200 euros in a month

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by gnykelly(m): 9:53am On Oct 29, 2017
timesup234:
I dont argue blindly so i am addint a link so everyone can view. Only 15% of Americans have $10,000 in the bank. Even most cant come up with $500 ane i am talking about first class citizens not Nigerians who can be classified as third class immigrants.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/19/heres-how-many-americans-have-nothing-at-all-in-savings.html

If !5% of americans have $10,000 what is your opinion about the following statistics where 90% of bank deposit is owned by 2%
of depositors
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiX9Jj5uZXXAhXKI1AKHT-mCPkQFggnMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vanguardngr.com%2F2016%2F06%2F2-nigerians-90-bank-deposits-ndic%2F&usg=AOvVaw3smpvBIfWv0xLHpkaUSYB0

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by komekn(m): 9:53am On Oct 29, 2017
timesup234:
The funniest and most expensive joke I have heard from Nigerians doing menial jobs in the US. and earning between $1,500- $2,000, is claiming that they are richer than bank managers in Nigeria. I guess they make their money in America while spending it in Nigeria. This stupid joke need to stop. A Nigerian doing menial job in the US. at best can be compare to someone receiving 80,000 Monthly in Nigeria in purchasing power. A Nigerian doing odd jobs for 10 yrs will still be paying rent while a 10 yrs bank manager would have long built two to three houses with a lucrative investment. Nigerians in America need to stop converting currencies because it is clearly stated that if you earn $12,000 annually in America you are living in poverty

The difference between Nigeria and most of the West is not in disposable income or cost of living.

The fundamental difference is in Nigeria, CORRUPTION IS INSTITUTIONALISED. It's not just common but undoubtedly proven fact 99% of bank managers have assets that have no commensurate relationship with thier income.

If we consider the public sector, where do you start is it custom officers on barely 100k with houses in Miami Florida. Or when you look at the overwhelming ownership of houses in the high brow areas of Lekki and similar the predominant ownership is with supposed public servants. Consider our armed forces top brass without exception most of them are $$$ multi millionaire's again no relationship with assets and income.

You cannot become rich over night in the West and flaunt it without being a criminal and or pertinent questions being asked of you. That will land you in jail.

In Nigeria CORRUPTION IS CELEBRATED AND EXTOLED.

So please get things in true perspective.

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by gidjah(m): 9:54am On Oct 29, 2017
Ignore him abeg, probably still reads trills and booms/ vanguard news paper!.let him visit America today,(my social group) him go fear reality!!
timesup234:
Statistics written by people who owns the country. It is everywhere man. Check CNN, Forbes and Fortune. You guys refused to read that's why we are still brainwashed about the prosperity of Americans in 2017

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Sammiejokes(m): 9:54am On Oct 29, 2017
phoexix:



The emphasis is on grade salaries not kick backs or been gratified for assisting someone in the bank.

I still give it to the bank manager in Nigeria than someone doing menial jobs in the US.
I SMH for this guy, You have 10% chance to be a BM for 10years in a naija bank as compared to a 105% probability of steady cash doing menial job in US for 10years

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by timesup234: 9:54am On Oct 29, 2017
Starkid3010:

Please Wait O
In America If U Work For 1hour U Get 10$ If U Work 4 12hours Datz 120$ . 120$*30=3600$ Permonth Den Convert It To Naira 1330000# Chai
U Gt Dis Only As A Menial Jobman
Talkless Of Doing Professional Work
Mr man Please Think Twice
There Are A Lot Of People Out There Making There Cool Money
Stop Deceiving Urself
No single menial job is going to give you $3600 a month. That's what most people earn doing two or three jobs. The best you can get from a single menial job is probably $2,800 before tax. Brother you are still lost in the conversion illusion. With such amount you can't even afford a one bedroom apartment. You will need to share with a roommate. I guess the banker in Nigeria shared his three bedroom with 6 other persons?

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by iWise(m): 9:54am On Oct 29, 2017
supersystemsnig:



Nope. Trust me. I know a few personally and their pay...don't ask me how i know. this one works on the island self, earns 1.5M Monthly, she's not even the assistant manager... grin

Well, I don't know how that's possible. My brother is the Equivalent of an SBO in one of them multinational banks and doesn't make up to a mill per month.

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Adisaowalla: 9:54am On Oct 29, 2017
Afam4eva:
Pidgin2 has definitely gone to recruit her fellow people who have been constantly rejected by Walter Carrington.

There's really no need to lie to ourselves.

While America is no bed of roses, someone doing menial jobs in America will definitely be well of than a regular banker in Nigeria even if the persona doing menial jobs spends his entire money in the US.

The fact that after paying taxes, one can get uninterrupted power supply, great food is enough to discountenance whatever arguments you have. In America, the dream is not necessarily to own a house there but to live a comfortable above average life. Here in Nigeria, the dream is to build a house, whether in Sango Ota, Mowe or one obscure village where you will probably be kidnapped, robbed or killed.

Let's not kid ourselves, really.


This is ridiculous.....

Tax doesn't cover those things you listed - one would still have to pay for them even after tax nah....

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Nobody: 9:55am On Oct 29, 2017
gypsey:
Really? man! you sound like their financial adviser, and knows all their bank balances grin
Wow, i never knew!. And you definitely sound like one of those on government welfare.. yes. Am sure you know the people am talking about. The ones who sit at home all day, lazing about, hoping that they will one day be called for Arsenal trials..because I see you are in England.
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by internationalman(m): 9:55am On Oct 29, 2017
NONNYG:
OP , I totally understand that there's no place like home. But the way you make your point doesn't worth it, yes most of these guys in America do menial jobs yet they have built duplexes and has many Landed properties in Nigeria, this is called investment wise. Oh, you think they spend all their money in the states? Again I never saw where you mentioned social amenities like constant power supply, good road, health facilities, water etc. At least they pay tax and enjoy what the money is being used for. Please don't be biased in your judgement. Thanks
God bless u my brother.
Don't mind all these hypocrites, as if they won't quickly embrace the opportunity to travel to the America if presented the visa on a platter of gold.
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by gypsey(m): 9:55am On Oct 29, 2017
timesup234:
The link is everywhere man. They don't have $500. Stop with the assumption and read some facts from reliable source not some Nigerians squatting with their friends in a shanty neighborhood in America claiming to be rich

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/12/pf/americans-lack-of-savings/index.html
http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/24/pf/emergency-savings/index.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2016/01/06/63-of-americans-dont-have-enough-savings-to-cover-a-500-emergency/
yes! Another fake news media right? don't believe everything you read grin
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Nobody: 9:55am On Oct 29, 2017
iWise:


Well, I don't know how that's possible. My brother is the Equivalent of an SBO in one of them multinational banks and doesn't make up to a mill per month.

Damn, Diamond Bank pays that much
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by okuya: 9:56am On Oct 29, 2017
Op, am based in Lagos Nigeria and @ d same time av an experience on wot it takes to survive on menial jobs in America, :
Firstly u r right, it is difficult to survive on jobs like these which pays between $1,400 and $,1800 after calculating ur hrs monthly, u hardly hit $2,000 on ur hrs in states like Texas.

Ur apartment rent goes for about $700/800 monthly, take that from 1,800 u r left wit $1,000 ur phone and internet takes $200 u r left wit $800,
Water, electricity and waste takes abiut $300 u r left wit $500, feeding grabs another $300 u r left wit $200 take transportation and other sundry exoenses u would be left with about $30. What can u do wit that NOT MUCH!

But another thing u av to consider is that that comparing the man who is struggling in US wit a menial job and living in an apartment and unable to make savings is like comparing someone struggling in Lagos in a two rooms apartment wit no savings to someone else living in deep forest of KOMA in Nigeria, in a mud house of several rooms with a thatched roof and no doors nor windows to keep off d moquitoes, no good road, no television nor radio, YES that is how u compare the standard of living between Nigeria and US, like comparing Koma village to Abuja. Some of the worst areas in US like Bissonnet to me are finer, neater and looking far better than some places in lekki and surulere, which many of us boast of, yes u a manager in Nigeria and building houses what are the quality of houses you are living in iterms amenities, such as electricity, phone and internet services, here in Nigeria we have no electricity, no water the neighbourhoods are littered wit refuse and the streets are littered wit dead decomposing rats thrown on d streets and smelling wit flies all over d place, So the choice would be ur's to make, but i bet u bring someone born Koma to Lagos, survival would be hell,

Ones

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Nobody: 9:57am On Oct 29, 2017
timesup234:
I don't stay in benin but I know for a fact! I stay in Ajah and pay 300k for a two bedroom


You are very hilarious

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Dreyl(m): 9:57am On Oct 29, 2017
TUBLEZ:
people in America are not thr to count bridge they hustle tight and they hv what to show for it, my friend earns 700$ per week that's 2,800$ in a month he pays 200$ for accommodation only African food is expensive thr with 2-5 dollars u can eat good food, he pays his tfair with 1-2 & including cents.. Most of this guy's sends thr savings to naija to either build houses or other investment because they know they can't be thr forever... How many people earns 500k in Nigeria and u will still hv to buy fuel every night, average salary for naija graduate is 50k that's if u even get the job
Word!
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by MsNas(f): 9:58am On Oct 29, 2017
timesup234:
Hollywood has done a lot of damage to you when you can easily use google and check on a reliable site. Well I will help you but your problem is that you don't read. Americans who are first class citizens can't even save for a down payment in 10 yrs. Please take the pay to read, it will help you from being disgraced all the time.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-long-to-save-home-down-payment-2014-7?IR=T
I won't waste my breath on you. Looool. I hope you eventually get that American visa grin grin

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by onatisi(m): 9:58am On Oct 29, 2017
supersystemsnig:



Men, the stress level of Nigeria is sumthing else, once i save enough, i'm moving... I'm an advocate of a better Nigeria, but i won't let this stress take me to the otherwise untimely
each time I am in naija ,iI cant wait to get out. No because I am making huge money outside but at least I have a stable peace of mind with what I am making, no gun shots ,iI can walk on the street anytime I like, I can buy what I want at a relatively cheap cost without needing to grow grey hairs, I have 24hrs light in my place ,no need to buy generator or fuel ,the list is endless . If one is to have contant power in Nigeria for one month alone the person is likely to spend up to 50k on fuel alone for the gen

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by ibinaboonline: 10:00am On Oct 29, 2017
timesup234:
It is the plain truth. It is impossible to save 10kusd annually in the united states, even those with a paying job of $75,000 cant save that much. Do you know what it means to have $100,0000 in cash in america? 85% of americans dont have it and i am even talking about first class citizens
Ask Walter White. He'll shed more light
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Donsammi(m): 10:01am On Oct 29, 2017
fashrola:


In calabar you will definitely see a two bedroom flat for 250k at Marian, Etta-Agbor (Busy and highbrow areas)



woah.
cheap ooh.
here in abj

high brow areas you will budgeting 500k for a bedroom flat.


Excpt suburban areas
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Bigsteveg(m): 10:01am On Oct 29, 2017
kevoh:

Do those states include Lagos, Abuja, Port-harcourt, Calabar?
Make sure you balance your argument with those staying in Lss Vegas, Washington, New York, how many America citizens can afford to stay there.

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by gypsey(m): 10:01am On Oct 29, 2017
Okwute001:
Wow, i never knew!. And you definitely sound like one of those on government welfare.. yes. Am sure you know the people am talking about. The ones who sit at home all day, lazing about, hoping that they will one day be called for Arsenal trials..because I see you are in England.
Everyone is deserves an opinion uncluding you! however that didn't Answer my question, did you see their bank balances? to confirm that they are in Debt? grin

i am not in England, i was born in England, since you have mentioned it grin.

I sit at home all day and do nothing, that's not a crime is it?
Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by MsNas(f): 10:02am On Oct 29, 2017
gidjah:
yes na!in fact, d balance na im u go dey pay till u die enter grave and even ur grand kids wil have to kwontinue wt d corrupt tax increase pay because u want to own ahouse! Just imagine biko! Is it by force ni?
No mind the OP. That's what happen when you smoke Oshogbo weed grin grin

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by eezeribe(m): 10:02am On Oct 29, 2017
timesup234:
Even someone earning 2500 usd before tax in America has a room mate while someone earning 80k in nigeria can afford to rent a two bedroom flat if he chooses to move out of his father's house.

OK

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by Coldfeets: 10:02am On Oct 29, 2017
No matter what, America is still far far far much better than Nigeria.

I may be doing menial jobs in the U.S of A but at least I'm assured of the basic amenities that makes life easier.

A menial jobber in Naija may not be able to boast of the same.

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by ibinaboonline: 10:02am On Oct 29, 2017
justwise:
grin grin grin grin

Nice to see a thread where like minded Nigerians gathered together to lie to themselves.
My broda, no be small tin o. This op have succeeded in scaring d weasels out of me. I've always had an eye on America

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Re: Lies Of Nigerians Living In America by OgbeniSir(m): 10:03am On Oct 29, 2017
@op In the words of fallzthebadtguy, 'I detest henvy'
Very biased write up. Definitely sure u never been outside the boundaries of 9ja.




quote author=timesup234 post=61858382]The funniest and most expensive joke I have heard from Nigerians doing menial jobs in the US. and earning between $1,500- $2,000, is claiming that they are richer than bank managers in Nigeria. I guess they make their money in America while spending it in Nigeria. This stupid joke need to stop. A Nigerian doing menial job in the US. at best can be compare to someone receiving 80,000 Monthly in Nigeria in purchasing power. A Nigerian doing odd jobs for 10 yrs will still be paying rent while a 10 yrs bank manager would have long built two to three houses with a lucrative investment. Nigerians in America need to stop converting currencies because it is clearly stated that if you earn $12,000 annually in America you are living in poverty[/quote]

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