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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by DisGuy: 2:51pm On Dec 25, 2019
Omi-Adio station suspended?

Baba any update?
Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by lionlee216(m): 3:14pm On Dec 25, 2019
Greyhound, drop me here!

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 4:54pm On Dec 25, 2019
DisGuy:
Omi-Adio station suspended?

Baba any update?

It’s still on. They work every blessed day.

I’ll post updates tomorrow after I do a site visit.
Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 4:55pm On Dec 25, 2019
lionlee216:
Greyhound, drop me here!

I’ll continue this evening.
Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by mixter(m): 4:58pm On Dec 25, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


You’re way off.

I am blessed with an opportunity of early retirement.

A quick side note. An unsolicited advice to young folks just starting out.

1) Pick an end goal. Whatever it is. Canada citizenship. Castle in Edinburgh. N100M in savings. Shit shack on 100 acres. Whatever.

2) Hustle/struggle every waking hour of your daily life towards that goal.

3) When you reach that goal or within reasonable spiting distance of it then hang it up.

4) Start enjoying your non work life.

5) Don’t die on the job or work till death.

Good advice. Thanks for the advice sir. Make I find our oga house go pay homage cheesy
Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by lionlee216(m): 5:12pm On Dec 25, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


I’ll continue this evening.

Can I send you an email sir?
Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by CharlesJok3r: 5:34pm On Dec 25, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


You’re way off.

I am blessed with an opportunity of early retirement.

A quick side note. An unsolicited advice to young folks just starting out.

1) Pick an end goal. Whatever it is. Canada citizenship. Castle in Edinburgh. N100M in savings. Shit shack on 100 acres. Whatever.

2) Hustle/struggle every waking hour of your daily life towards that goal.

3) When you reach that goal or within reasonable spiting distance of it then hang it up.

4) Start enjoying your non work life.

5) Don’t die on the job or work till death.
I will always remember this!

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by DisGuy: 7:08pm On Dec 25, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


It’s still on. They work every blessed day.

I’ll post updates tomorrow after I do a site visit.

https://punchng.com/amaechi-orders-stoppage-of-omi-adio-rail-project/



Thanks very much appreciated

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 8:03pm On Dec 25, 2019
lionlee216:


Can I send you an email sir?

Of course Sir.
Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by Elxandre(m): 8:15pm On Dec 25, 2019
Don't you miss USA?

Being removed from 30 years of your life isn't exactly easy.
Plus I wonder if Nigeria's deplorable state makes you miss America.

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by lionlee216(m): 8:24pm On Dec 25, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


Of course Sir.

My email attached to my nairaland not functioning again. You can send me an email at soyedele119@gmail.com and ill reply immediately or if you can drop your emsil.

Thanks sir..

Cc EgunMogaji2

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 8:32pm On Dec 25, 2019
Elxandre:
Don't you miss USA?

Being removed from 30 years of your life isn't exactly easy.
Plus I wonder if Nigeria's deplorable state makes you miss America.

I know it’s unbelievable but there’s really nothing that I miss about the USA. It’s a personal thing and a state of the mind. If I’m forced to come up with be thing I miss then it’s guns. I miss legally owning high powered weapons.

I officially moved back to Nigeria in February. In June I was offered a ticket to the USA by some friends. I left Nigeria hoping to spend a few months but I came back in exactly 6 days. I say this again, much to the chagrin of some mouth breathers on here, Nigeria is fine if you’re blessed and can compose yourself. Nigeria is deplorable but one can mitigate all that.

It’s probably an age and exposure thing. May our favors find us wherever we may be.

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by stonemasonn: 2:01am On Dec 26, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


I know it’s unbelievable but there’s really nothing that I miss about the USA. It’s a personal thing and a state of the mind. If I’m forced to come up with be thing I miss them it’s guns. I miss legally owning high powered weapons.

I officially moved back to Nigeria in February. In June I was offered a ticket to the USA by some friends. I left Nigeria hoping to spend a few months but I came back in exactly 6 days. I say this again, much to the chagrin of some mouth breathers on here, Nigeria is fine if you’re blessed and can compose yourself. Nigeria is deplorable but one can mitigate all that.

It’s probably an age and exposure thing. May our favors find us wherever we may be.
looking back, what will you do differently if you were to go back to 1986 to start again.

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by Emmyk(m): 2:24am On Dec 26, 2019
Enjoyable smiley
Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 5:28am On Dec 26, 2019
stonemasonn:
looking back, what will you do differently if you were to go back to 1986 to start again.

I would start investing back in Nigeria sooner than I did.

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by Beautyaddy: 5:44am On Dec 26, 2019
Elxandre:
Don't you miss USA?

Being removed from 30 years of your life isn't exactly easy.
Plus I wonder if Nigeria's deplorable state makes you miss America.


EgunMogaji2:


I know it’s unbelievable but there’s really nothing that I miss about the USA. It’s a personal thing and a state of the mind. If I’m forced to come up with be thing I miss them it’s guns. I miss legally owning high powered weapons.

I officially moved back to Nigeria in February. In June I was offered a ticket to the USA by some friends. I left Nigeria hoping to spend a few months but I came back in exactly 6 days. I say this again, much to the chagrin of some mouth breathers on here, Nigeria is fine if you’re blessed and can compose yourself. Nigeria is deplorable but one can mitigate all that.

It’s probably an age and exposure thing. May our favors find us wherever we may be.

Of course now...after spending about 30 years plus living, enjoying, working and spending the better and younger years of your life in the USA why would you miss anything about the USA? cheesy

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 9:40am On Dec 26, 2019
Beautyaddy:


Of course now...after spending about 30 years plus living, enjoying, working and spending the better and younger years of your life in the USA why would you miss anything about the USA? cheesy


Some may argue that the things you stated is what should give me reasons to miss her wink

I just love my life in Nigeria more. As of today sha because in a couple of years after I’ve settled I’ll then start international traveling. A Nigerian friend is trying to get me to move to Thailand. He swears it’s heaven on earth grin

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by weyreypey: 11:07am On Dec 26, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


I know it’s unbelievable but there’s really nothing that I miss about the USA. It’s a personal thing and a state of the mind. If I’m forced to come up with be thing I miss them it’s guns. I miss legally owning high powered weapons.

I officially moved back to Nigeria in February. In June I was offered a ticket to the USA by some friends. I left Nigeria hoping to spend a few months but I came back in exactly 6 days. I say this again, much to the chagrin of some mouth breathers on here, Nigeria is fine if you’re blessed and can compose yourself. Nigeria is deplorable but one can mitigate all that.

It’s probably an age and exposure thing. May our favors find us wherever we may be.
Contact lexusgs430 to hook you up with them high calibre guns....
Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 11:39am On Dec 26, 2019
weyreypey:

Contact lexusgs430 to hook you up with them high calibre guns....

Trust me, I’m good on that wink
Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by Lexusgs430: 11:43am On Dec 26, 2019
weyreypey:

Contact lexusgs430 to hook you up with them high calibre guns....

At your service, my Lord.........


Make your choice........... grin

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by weyreypey: 1:07pm On Dec 26, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


Trust me, I’m good on that wink
We need gun rights in Nigeria

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 1:28pm On Dec 26, 2019
weyreypey:

We need gun rights in Nigeria

I couldn’t agree more.

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by Beautyaddy: 2:03pm On Dec 26, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


Some may argue that the things you stated is what should give me reasons to miss her wink

I just love my life in Nigeria more. As of today sha because in a couple of years after I’ve settled I’ll then start international traveling. A Nigerian friend is trying to get me to move to Thailand. He swears it’s heaven on earth grin

lol!...You should.

Every Nigerian retiree who has enjoyed the best of the Western World during their youthful age all make this same statement.

Nigeria is indeed a dumping ground for most retiree to enjoy their International pension money.

With the very cheap cost of living alone added with the un-countless things and laws one can get away with living in Nigeria why wouldn't an abroad retiree enjoy it more living in Nigeria. cheesy

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by Beautyaddy: 2:06pm On Dec 26, 2019
weyreypey:

We need gun rights in Nigeria

lol!...That will Never Happen in Nigeria.

You think all those Dictator and Oppressors acting as government in Nigeria will allow such law?

No way! cheesy

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by 1nigeriamyfoot: 2:11pm On Dec 26, 2019
Beautyaddy:


lol!...You should.

Every Nigerian retiree who has enjoyed the best of the Western World during their youthful age all make this same statement.

Nigeria is indeed a dumbing ground for most retiree to enjoy their International pension money.

With the very cheap cost of living alone added with the un-countless things and laws one can get away with living in Nigeria why wouldn't an abroad retiree enjoy it more living in Nigeria. cheesy
You've said it all


To make it in Nigeria is very difficult for a common man except through grace of God

Anybody who's opportuned to leave should do so and not be decieved by what they read online

How could someone who spent 31yrs in usa motivate me to stay back in Nigeria! Someone who left Nigeria even when the system is still ok compared to what we have on ground now

Is it everyone who could afford to buy a power generating set?

Is it everyone who could afford to drill borehole?

Is is everyone who will be able to go to standard private hospital when they are sick?

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 6:06pm On Dec 26, 2019
Beautyaddy:


lol!...You should.

Every Nigerian retiree who has enjoyed the best of the Western World during their youthful age all make this same statement.

Nigeria is indeed a dumbing ground for most retiree to enjoy their International pension money.

With the very cheap cost of living alone added with the un-countless things and laws one can get away with living in Nigeria why wouldn't an abroad retiree enjoy it more living in Nigeria. cheesy

Believe me, or not, there are many countries in South America and Asia where the dollar goes far too just like in Nigeria and they have a working system. I won't have access to my pension for a decade at least wink

Not sure why folks can't just celebrate with me that I actually love Nigeria and came back home. Must there always be an ulterior motive? grin

PS:

I guess I need to say this again.

1) We have an open border in Nigeria, anyone is free to leave at any time. In fact visas are given daily to countless countries in Nigeria.

2) I will never discourage someone not to travel out. It's has nothing to do with me. I made my choices, people should be free to make theirs.

To Nigerians who are here and making it, I will always salute you. It's bad but not the dire straits that some folks try to paint it. Keep on doing you.

As usual, may our blessings find us where ever we are at.

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by Drenimarcus(m): 6:15pm On Dec 26, 2019
EgunMogaji2:


Believe me Sir, there are many countries in South America and Asia where the dollar goes far too just like in Nigeria and they have a working system. I won't have access to my pension for a decade at least wink

.


Season greetings sir. Can I send you a pm please? Thank you.

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 6:19pm On Dec 26, 2019
Drenimarcus:


Season greetings sir. Can I send you a pm please? Thank you.

Thanks for asking, please do.

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by Mancala: 7:10pm On Dec 26, 2019
Beautyaddy:


lol!...You should.

Every Nigerian retiree who has enjoyed the best of the Western World during their youthful age all make this same statement.

Nigeria is indeed a dumbing ground for most retiree to enjoy their International pension money.

With the very cheap cost of living alone added with the un-countless things and laws one can get away with living in Nigeria why wouldn't an abroad retiree enjoy it more living in Nigeria. cheesy

I can relate to this having had an eerily similar background like EgunMogaji2. I grew up in a semi-functioning Nigeria, middle class upbringing and all. I left when things were still relatively sane. The US has been very good to my family and I and many Nigerians I know. However, many elect to return to Nigeria in their retirement years for several reasons (from personal observations). First, the retirement dollar goes a very long way. Second, weather is much more conducive especially for those battling age related ailments. Third, kids are for the most part grown up and out of the house and there is largely no need to worry about them being that they are in the Western world. Fourth, retirement can be a lonely time in the US. Most people are chasing their dreams and have no time for retired people. In Nigeria, a retired person with means will easily make friends and have many people around them to keep them company.

Like EgunMogaji2 mentioned, there are many other countries one could easily go to especially in Asia and the Caribbean. However, it just isnt like your home country. There is nothing like hearing your mother tounge spoken around you constantly. Nothing like feeling you belong (although the locals dont completely feel that you do). Finally, theres nothing like having optionality. If it doesnt work out, you can always run back to the US. Many people I know occasionally come back for medical or other reasons or just to visit family and friends in the summer. The one thing holding me back is family. They have no history or emotional ties to Nigeria like I do so of course, see no reason to be there for more than a few days on any visit.

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 7:45pm On Dec 26, 2019
“ Americans are retiring to Vietnam, for cheap healthcare and a decent standard of living ”

https://apple.news/AHpsmVMlqScGBNG7ByxglEw

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-25/americans-are-retiring-to-vietnam-for-cheap-health-care-and-a-decent-living-standard

I could easily be living in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, etc

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by Beautyaddy: 7:57pm On Dec 26, 2019
Mancala:


I can relate to this having had an eerily similar background like EgunMogaji2. I grew up in a semi-functioning Nigeria, middle class upbringing and all. I left when things were still relatively sane. The US has been very good to my family and I and many Nigerians I know. However, many elect to return to Nigeria in their retirement years for several reasons (from personal observations). First, the retirement dollar goes a very long way. Second, weather is much more conducive especially for those battling age related ailments. Third, kids are for the most part grown up and out of the house and there is largely no need to worry about them being that they are in the Western world. Fourth, retirement can be a lonely time in the US. Most people are chasing their dreams and have no time for retired people. In Nigeria, a retired person with means will easily make friends and have many people around them to keep them company.

Like EgunMogaji2 mentioned, there are many other countries one could easily go to especially in Asia and the Caribbean. However, it just isnt like your home country. There is nothing like hearing your mother tounge spoken around you constantly. Nothing like feeling you belong (although the locals dont completely feel that you do). Finally, theres nothing like having optionality. If it doesnt work out, you can always run back to the US. Many people I know occasionally come back for medical or other reasons or just to visit family and friends in the summer. The one thing holding me back is family. They have no history or emotional ties to Nigeria like I do so of course, see no reason to be there for more than a few days on any visit.

Thank you!

You have pretty much explained in full and excellent details the reasons why abroad retirees returns back to their Country of Birth. smiley

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Re: Yankee To Naija: Thoughts And Experiences by EgunMogaji2: 8:04pm On Dec 26, 2019
Mancala:


I can relate to this having had an eerily similar background like EgunMogaji2. I grew up in a semi-functioning Nigeria, middle class upbringing and all. I left when things were still relatively sane. The US has been very good to my family and I and many Nigerians I know. However, many elect to return to Nigeria in their retirement years for several reasons (from personal observations). First, the retirement dollar goes a very long way. Second, weather is much more conducive especially for those battling age related ailments. Third, kids are for the most part grown up and out of the house and there is largely no need to worry about them being that they are in the Western world. Fourth, retirement can be a lonely time in the US. Most people are chasing their dreams and have no time for retired people. In Nigeria, a retired person with means will easily make friends and have many people around them to keep them company.

Like EgunMogaji2 mentioned, there are many other countries one could easily go to especially in Asia and the Caribbean. However, it just isnt like your home country. There is nothing like hearing your mother tounge spoken around you constantly. Nothing like feeling you belong (although the locals dont completely feel that you do). Finally, theres nothing like having optionality. If it doesnt work out, you can always run back to the US. Many people I know occasionally come back for medical or other reasons or just to visit family and friends in the summer. The one thing holding me back is family. They have no history or emotional ties to Nigeria like I do so of course, see no reason to be there for more than a few days on any visit.

Thanks for the contribution.

Majority of us in that era and previous era wasn’t necessarily fleeing economic conditions like most are doing now.

Also we return not to break laws or oppress people but to simply enjoy our cultural heritage.

I feel pity for those that don’t see anything of worth in Nigeria. A crying shame really.

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