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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by chrisj2(m): 6:43pm On Apr 04
People that are used to Nja tastes and pkroducts think they are inherently better but it's just about exposure and what folks are used to.

Like some think there are no better easy cook noodles or noodles (full stop) than the Indomie brand; to the extent of bringing cartons from Nja.

That said, @Lexus; it will be interesting to know whether we were making any sort of bread in Nigeria or subsaharan African before the introduction from either the Arabs or the Europeans.

Did our people ground any sort grain to make any sort of bread including flat bread, Chapati, nan, rough dough bread and so on?

Black History - much of it lost forever and ever...
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dustydee: 6:56pm On Apr 04
chrisj2:
People that are used to Nja tastes and pkroducts think they are inherently better but it's just about exposure and what folks are used to.

Like some think there are no better easy cook noodles or noodles (full stop) than the Indomie brand; to the extent of bringing cartons from Nja.

That said, @Lexus; it will be interesting to know whether we were making any sort of bread in Nigeria or subsaharan African before the introduction from either the Arabs or the Europeans.

Did our people ground any sort grain to make any sort of bread including flat bread, Chapati, nan, rough dough bread and so on?

Black History - much of it lost forever and ever...

Reminds me of powdered milk. This was probably introduced by the Europeans, perhaps due to short shelf life of fresh milk. We hardly drink fresh milk in Nigeria now but prefer powdered milk. We have acquired so many tastes that we now think it has always been like that. Don't talk about stockfish.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by seunmarytemi(f): 8:28pm On Apr 04
chrisj2:
People that are used to Nja tastes and pkroducts think they are inherently better but it's just about exposure and what folks are used to.

Like some think there are no better easy cook noodles or noodles (full stop) than the Indomie brand; to the extent of bringing cartons from Nja.

That said, @Lexus; it will be interesting to know whether we were making any sort of bread in Nigeria or subsaharan African before the introduction from either the Arabs or the Europeans.

Did our people ground any sort grain to make any sort of bread including flat bread, Chapati, nan, rough dough bread and so on?

Black History - much of it lost forever and ever...

Just like my customer in USA, he do order for Nigeria bama 3 big size o, as if there is no mayonnaise in USA, plus hair cream.]
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Momakay: 9:54pm On Apr 04
preciouschiomy:



My daughter is a year and six months. She is in day nursery (day care) £60 per day. From 7am to 7pm. I stay in Romford. Some areas maybe more expensive.


OMG � that’s a lot! I saw 40 per day and was complaining oo
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by umarwy(m): 4:28am On Apr 05
chrisj2:
People that are used to Nja tastes and pkroducts think they are inherently better but it's just about exposure and what folks are used to.

Like some think there are no better easy cook noodles or noodles (full stop) than the Indomie brand; to the extent of bringing cartons from Nja.

That said, @Lexus; it will be interesting to know whether we were making any sort of bread in Nigeria or subsaharan African before the introduction from either the Arabs or the Europeans.

Did our people ground any sort grain to make any sort of bread including flat bread, Chapati, nan, rough dough bread and so on?

Black History - much of it lost forever and ever...


Does Kara/kose made from beans, and masa made from rice, count as bread? We have gurasa as well. Though these are not baked .
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 5:31am On Apr 05
umarwy:


Does Kara/kose made from beans, and masa made from rice, count as bread? We have gurasa as well. Though these are not baked .

Masa........ The food of the gods....... Freshly prepared masa and dry yazi.........

You are not a nice pesin ó....... wink

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 5:32am On Apr 05
Momakay:



OMG � that’s a lot! I saw 40 per day and was complaining oo


We already told you, it's an expensive business....... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by umarwy(m): 5:34am On Apr 05
Lexusgs430:


Masa........ The food of the gods....... Freshly prepared masa and dry yazi.........

You are not a nice pesin ó....... wink

Wat I do? I have a plug that does masa with the soup, fresh fura balls, wara, suya etc.

I am not missing home at all
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 5:40am On Apr 05
umarwy:


Wat I do? I have a plug that does masa with the soup, fresh fura balls, wara, suya etc.

I am not missing home at all


Fura de nono?......


You suppose plug me o...... I dey remember my KD days......... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by umarwy(m): 8:38am On Apr 05
Lexusgs430:



Fura de nono?......


You suppose plug me o...... I dey remember my KD days......... cheesy


Fura de Greek yogurt heheheh.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 9:42am On Apr 05
umarwy:



Fura de Greek yogurt heheheh.


This one nah cloned version........... cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by jesudaughter(f): 10:16am On Apr 06
Good morning everyone,

Please I need naira, good rate.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 10:20am On Apr 06
jesudaughter:
Good morning everyone,

Please I need naira, good rate.


How much naira?...

Abokifx rate.....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by jesudaughter(f): 10:47am On Apr 06
500 pounds worth of naira
Lexus abeg be serious

Lexusgs430:



How much naira?...

Abokifx rate.....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:19am On Apr 06
jesudaughter:
500 pounds worth of naira
Lexus abeg be serious


I am serious ó......
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:20am On Apr 06
jesudaughter:
500 pounds worth of naira
Lexus abeg be serious


Send me a WA message.....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by jesudaughter(f): 11:27am On Apr 06
Check your email

Lexusgs430:


Send me a WA message.....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by omopapa: 1:50pm On Apr 06
Do you still have it?
jesudaughter:
Good morning everyone,

Please I need naira, good rate.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by jesudaughter(f): 4:20pm On Apr 06
No, done
Thank you

quote author=omopapa post=100542400]Do you still have it? [/quote]
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 5:36am On Apr 07
chrisj2:



Brioche is just one type - overrated in my view but it sweeten and soft white bread; so I can understand why someone want to take it to nja.

Just so we on the same page, it goes way beyond the actual product itself but the gesture behind it. I could give 2 f***s what she does with it.

I just wanna see her face lit up when I hand her these overrated bread and the joy in her heart when she knows her baby still remembered and got her one of the overrated bread from “ovas”.

Ighotago now? Dazzit cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 8:07am On Apr 07
Inkredible:


Just so we on the same page, it goes way beyond the actual product itself but the gesture behind it. I could give 2 f***s what she does with it.

I just wanna see her face lit up when I hand her these overrated bread and the joy in her heart when she knows her baby still remembered and got her one of the overrated bread from “ovas”.

Ighotago now? Dazzit cheesy


Remember the good old days, when we had toll gates in Nigeria...........

Buying those humongous loaves of bread, was a MUST.......

Grandma, Grandpa, mother, sisters, guests, friends, enemies etc etc always looked forward to my ibadan arrival....... cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 8:28am On Apr 07
Lexusgs430:



Remember the good old days, when we had toll gates in Nigeria...........

Buying those humongous loaves of bread, was a MUST.......

Grandma, Grandpa, mother, sisters, guests, friends, enemies etc etc always looked forward to my ibadan arrival....... cheesy

I would always look forward to the carton of Nasco biscuits my uncle would bring from Kano then. Those stone hardened chin chin too grin grin

Good old days meenh.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 8:34am On Apr 07
Inkredible:


I would always look forward to the carton of Nasco biscuits my uncle would bring from Kano then. Those stone hardened chin chin too grin grin

Good old days meenh.


Chai I remember those so called biscuits ó...... The chinchin cutters must be blind, they never measured up......

KD, when shall I see you again......... cheesy

Nostalgia........ I wish I could be 9 again (start all over).... cheesy

You remember òkin biscuit and green sands......... wink

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sgtponzihater1(m): 9:04am On Apr 07
Momakay:



Oh thank you very much

It depends on how long she has worked in the UK. Below would be the requirement for SMP


you work for your employer in the 15th week before your baby is due and have worked for them for at least 26 weeks before that (you can find your dates by entering your due date below)
your average pay, before tax, is at least £120 a week

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 1:51pm On Apr 07
Lexusgs430:



Chai I remember those so called biscuits ó...... The chinchin cutters must be blind, they never measured up......

KD, when shall I see you again......... cheesy

Nostalgia........ I wish I could be 9 again (start all over).... cheesy

You remember òkin biscuit and green sands......... wink

Naa. I didn’t come across those; growing up.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 2:24pm On Apr 07
Inkredible:


Naa. I didn’t come across those; growing up.


What are you trying to say now....... grin

Take ya time....... wink

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Macaulay10(m): 2:52pm On Apr 07
Couldn't get an answer on the student thread, my question is that:

I have been seeing that people pay their tuition with naira account, and the pounds equivalent is deducted, my dad has dollar in his Stanbic domiciliary account.

Can we pay the tuition with the dollar, my plan was to Change the dollar to naira and pay the tuition.

Also, which of the two is cost effective in terms of paying with the dollar or naira?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Yinkzy03: 6:53pm On Apr 07
Amiphany:
Hi everyone. Good to belong to this family. My friend just told me about living in the UK threads. I came to the UK in January. I’m a post graduate student staying in Wolverhampton. It has really been difficult for me to rent a house. My husband and children are meant to come in April but I still haven’t been able to rent a house because I’m a student and not working yet. Please I really need help on how to go about it. ���. My children don’t understand why they are still in Nigeria when they already have their visa. Please help!!! It’s weighing me down. Any one in Wolverhampton I can hook up with? Please I need all the contacts and ideas I can get. Thank you.

Hi, I can imagine your frustration. I hope you've made a headway going by all the suggestions hitherto.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 9:06pm On Apr 07
Macaulay10:
Couldn't get an answer on the student thread, my question is that:

I have been seeing that people pay their tuition with naira account, and the pounds equivalent is deducted, my dad has dollar in his Stanbic domiciliary account.

Can we pay the tuition with the dollar, my plan was to Change the dollar to naira and pay the tuition.

Also, which of the two is cost effective in terms of paying with the dollar or naira?

Tuition fees is done using deposits. Meaning that you’ll fill a form and submit it, then the bank will deduct the equivalent they need from the bank account and pay what you intended to pay.

In other words. The currency no matter.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 10:02pm On Apr 07
Macaulay10:
Couldn't get an answer on the student thread, my question is that:

I have been seeing that people pay their tuition with naira account, and the pounds equivalent is deducted, my dad has dollar in his Stanbic domiciliary account.

Can we pay the tuition with the dollar, my plan was to Change the dollar to naira and pay the tuition.

Also, which of the two is cost effective in terms of paying with the dollar or naira?

Paying with the naira is more cost effective, if you can change your USD to naira at the unofficial rate.
E.g. you change USD to naira at 483. You then fund your naira account and do the Form A process to pay your fees, which uses the official exchange rate of 410 or whatever it is now. So you save yourself some change on the spread of 72 naira.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by RalphJean: 2:06am On Apr 08
sgtponzihater1:


It depends on how long she has worked in the UK. Below would be the requirement for SMP


you work for your employer in the 15th week before your baby is due and have worked for them for at least 26 weeks before that (you can find your dates by entering your due date below)
your average pay, before tax, is at least £120 a week



Sgtponzihater1
Welcome back. We (I) missed you.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by babajeje123(m): 2:49am On Apr 08
Please, I need job links around Sunderland and Newcastle. Tired of sitting at home.

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