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How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by gargoylern: 10:38pm On Apr 22, 2020
What we often hear is how badly we are treated as Nigerians in foreign countries, when in actual fact most of us are treated rather good. I have been to a number of countries around the world, from India to Turkey, to North America and southern Africa. I can't remember ever being treated badly by foreigners in all my trips. If there was one incident, it didn't leave a lasting impact. More times, I have been treated very well by foreigners.

In one instance, at least two Tunisians in Turkey were scrambling to take a picture with me. These were strangers who I had just met at the airport. In another instance, a woman I sat beside in the plane was pleasantly surprised that I am Nigerian. She had an adopted brother from Nigeria while growing up, and the guy is now a doctor in the US. She couldn't stop talking about how smart her brother is. Another time, an indian family opened their home to me as an exchange student and till today I still maintain contact with this beautiful family. The Indian students I met on that trip talked non stop about Nigerian football and JJ Okocha and were genuinely impressed to hear live about Nigerian football from a Nigerian. There are many more cases I have personally experienced, most of which are good.

What are your own experiences?

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by post111(m): 10:44pm On Apr 22, 2020
I don’t have international passport talk more of traveling abroad.
Let’s wait for our abroad based guys to tell us . Good night

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by yemiosinbajo: 2:07am On Apr 23, 2020
True! These experiences are common too, almost everyone must have had them. I think the reason is because Nigeria is an extremely popular country; therefore, at least one is three foreign citizens must have heard about the country. Sad thing is that in the last two decades or so, more bad news have emanated from Nigeria than good which is why our citizens now get treated badly abroad. Honestly, if Nigeria had good leaders, we would be one of the best nations in the world. We have the potential. We used to lead in almost every sector in the 70's/80's, but how times have changed. The only major good thing working for us now is the music. There's nowhere in the world where they don't listen to Nigerian music. Let's hope things get better..

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by Nobody: 2:07am On Apr 23, 2020
I am FAR better treated in Diaspora than Nigeria.
I feel like a HUMAN BEING here.
Even the DOGS and other pets that reside here will really be proud of the country dey reside.

Each Day, I see how nicely people are talked to.
POLICE addresses you well despite your flaws.

When you are rushed to the hospital in an emergency situation, you get treated and discharged even when you have no dime.

U call the POLICE, dey respond in few minutes without complains of lack of fuel.

U feel elated as a TAXPAYER.
U get home each day without being worried about POWER SUPPLY.

U get home each day without fears of mosquito bites.
U get home each day without fears of generator sounds.
Acquiring a CAR means nothing to you.
U start seeing cars as necessities and not for pleasure.
The BASIC THINGS of LIFE will be made manifest to you.
Almost Everyone seems to be living a simple and comfortable life without any atom of GREEDINESS and WICKEDNESS.
PEOPLE have kids they can carter for.

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by hodari: 4:09am On Apr 23, 2020
Let's be honest with ourselves here, Nigerian travellers are treated like stray dogs and criminals everywhere in this world.

Is it not in Schiphol airport, Amsterdam and other European airports where they even have special screening booth for Nigerian passport holders. Malaysia and Canada have tightened their borders for us, USA has completely banned us. What of Italy where Nigerian ashawos are servicing clients in the bush by the roadside like wild animals . The other day a gang of Nigerians were arrested in Papua New Guinea for 419. Papua New Guinea sef, a godforsaken hell hole in the middle of nowhere. Even in African countries like South Africa, Kenya, Ghana na the same wahalla for Nigerians. Yeye dey smell.

Its time to recognise the soiled image of this country and reassess our national values. Why would any foreigner mind you when you cannot mind yourself? I weep for this country people dey suffer. My wife is currently working in Europe and stays in a nice part of town, but I don't stay there and don't even enjoy visiting that country. You cannot have peace as a black man. When people spot you on the road they cross the street quickly and some even call police because they see you as an armed robber.

When we visit my wife's parents in Kenya, a small village oo they have 24 hour light and no fuel shortages yet their country has no oil or gas. How does Nigeria, the 9th largest crude oil producer, have no light, fuel scarcity, in 2020. Is that not madness? People will respect you only when you respect yourself. Shikena.

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by tellwisdom: 7:53am On Apr 23, 2020
EVILFOREST:
I am FAR better treated in Diaspora than Nigeria.
I feel like a HUMAN BEING here.
Even the DOGS and other pets that reside here will really be proud of the country dey reside.

Each Day, I see how nicely people are talked to.
POLICE addresses you well despite your flaws.

When you are rushed to the hospital in an emergency situation, you get treated and discharged even when you have no dime.

U call the POLICE, dey respond in few minutes without complains of lack of fuel.

U feel elated as a TAXPAYER.
U get home each day without being worried about POWER SUPPLY.

U get home each day without fears of mosquito bites.
U get home each day without fears of generator sounds.
Acquiring a CAR means nothing to you.
U start seeing cars as necessities and not for pleasure.
The BASIC THINGS of LIFE will be made manifest to you.
Almost Everyone seems to be living a simple and comfortable life without any atom of GREED and WICKEDNESS.
PEOPLE have kids they can carter for.


Nna eh...these feelings are GOLDEN. You’ve said it all, wanne. Case closed sad

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by missimelda01(f): 8:04am On Apr 23, 2020
As long as it's not Iraq, Iran and some other yeye places.. it is better to be treated badly by a few people in Diaspora than to be here in Nigeria where the government doesn't give a damn about lives.

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by TheTraveler: 9:07am On Apr 23, 2020
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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by Saintsquare(m): 10:03am On Apr 23, 2020
hodari:
Let's be honest with ourselves here, Nigerian travellers are treated like stray dogs and criminals everywhere in this world.

Is it not in Schiphol airport, Amsterdam and other European airports where they even have special screening booth for Nigerian passport holders. Malaysia and Canada have tightened their borders for us, USA has completely banned us. What of Italy where Nigerian ashawos are servicing clients in the bush by the roadside like wild animals . The other day a gang of Nigerians were arrested in Papua New Guinea for 419. Papua New Guinea sef, a godforsaken hell hole in the middle of nowhere. Even in African countries like South Africa, Kenya, Ghana na the same wahalla for Nigerians. Yeye dey smell.

Its time to recognise the soiled image of this country and reassess our national values. Why would any foreigner mind you when you cannot mind yourself? I weep for this country people dey suffer. My wife is currently working in Europe and stays in a nice part of town, but I don't stay there and don't even enjoy visiting that country. You cannot have peace as a black man. When people spot you on the road they cross the street quickly and some even call police because they see you as an armed robber.

When we visit my wife's parents in Kenya, a small village oo they have 24 hour light and no fuel shortages yet their country has no oil or gas. How does Nigeria, the 9th largest crude oil producer, have no light, fuel scarcity, in 2020. Is that not madness? People will respect you only when you respect yourself. Shikena.
You intentionally focused on the negative part, well I wouldn't blame those countries if some Nigerians decided to be law breakers ( which we all know) . I understand there is racism however many foreigners do treat Nigerians in a very hospitable manner, even in a perceived racist country like Russia.
Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by themaestro08(m): 10:26am On Apr 23, 2020
missimelda01:
As long as it's not Iraq, Iran and some other yeye places.. it is better to be treated badly by a few people in Diaspora than to be here in Nigeria where the government doesn't give a damn about lives.

Iran is not a yeye place... No city in Nigeria can compare itself with Tehran in any development index... Probably you got those notions about Iran from the main stream media.

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by odinga1of: 10:29am On Apr 23, 2020
gargoylern:
What we often hear is how badly we are treated as Nigerians in foreign countries, when in actual fact most of us are treated rather good. I have been to a number of countries around the world, from India to Turkey, to North America and southern Africa. I can't remember ever being treated badly by foreigners in all my trips. If there was one incident, it didn't leave a lasting impact. More times, I have been treated very well by foreigners.

In one instance, at least two Tunisians in Turkey were scrambling to take a picture with me. These were strangers who I had just met at the airport. In another instance, a woman I sat beside in the plane was pleasantly surprised that I am Nigerian. She had an adopted brother from Nigeria while growing up, and the guy is now a doctor in the US. She couldn't stop talking about how smart her brother is. Another time, an indian family opened their home to me as an exchange student and till today I still maintain contact with this beautiful family. The Indian students I met on that trip talked non stop about Nigerian football and JJ Okocha and were genuinely impressed to hear live about Nigerian football from a Nigerian. There are many more cases I have personally experienced, most of which are good.

What are your own experiences?

That's remind me of my trip to CHAD, the locals were so happy to see me, they gave me their daughter to take care of me, I was invited to Presidential Palace for dinner.

Another occaision, when I visited Uzbekistan, the first Lady never wanted me back to Nigeria, she said I should be given citizenship, but as a Patriotic Nigerian like (Sarrki) I declined and said my Naija is my dream.


When I woke up.






It was a dream

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by Nobody: 10:51am On Apr 23, 2020
hodari:
Let's be honest with ourselves here, Nigerian travellers are treated like stray dogs and criminals everywhere in this world.

Is it not in Schiphol airport, Amsterdam and other European airports where they even have special screening booth for Nigerian passport holders. Malaysia and Canada have tightened their borders for us, USA has completely banned us. What of Italy where Nigerian ashawos are servicing clients in the bush by the roadside like wild animals . The other day a gang of Nigerians were arrested in Papua New Guinea for 419. Papua New Guinea sef, a godforsaken hell hole in the middle of nowhere. Even in African countries like South Africa, Kenya, Ghana na the same wahalla for Nigerians. Yeye dey smell.

Its time to recognise the soiled image of this country and reassess our national values. Why would any foreigner mind you when you cannot mind yourself? I weep for this country people dey suffer. My wife is currently working in Europe and stays in a nice part of town, but I don't stay there and don't even enjoy visiting that country. You cannot have peace as a black man. When people spot you on the road they cross the street quickly and some even call police because they see you as an armed robber.

When we visit my wife's parents in Kenya, a small village oo they have 24 hour light and no fuel shortages yet their country has no oil or gas. How does Nigeria, the 9th largest crude oil producer, have no light, fuel scarcity, in 2020. Is that not madness? People will respect you only when you respect yourself. Shikena.
You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, my Brother
Although I have always been treated NICELY at most AIRPORTS.
Even with the connecting Airports.
Most Times it depends on how you conduct yourself and talk in the public.
Most times we act WEIRD.
We cause PROBLEMS a lot.
We BRAG a lot.
You hardly find WHITES spraying DOLLARS at parties.
It's always a thing of the BLACK.


I once Boarded a FLIGHT from BOLE' AIRPORT in Addis Ababa en route to the Washington Dulles.
The Pilot made the usual announcement, telling everyone to take a seat and fasten seatbelts.
The Flight was about taking off and I realised most people that were still standing are BLACKS.
Most WHITES were already seated, knowing fully well that no matter what the case was, it would be addressed after the Airplane must have engaged in the sky.
They appear more organised than we are.
I just don't know why.
That's the bitter truth. We must start telling ourselves the truth.

We cause our problems most times. Some Ladies leave Nigeria only to swallow someone's POO elsewhere cry cry cry cry cry
Although some racial discrimination may be felt at some point in time as some whites can act stupid too

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Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by gargoylern: 2:15pm On Apr 23, 2020
hodari:
Let's be honest with ourselves here, Nigerian travellers are treated like stray dogs and criminals everywhere in this world.

Is it not in Schiphol airport, Amsterdam and other European airports where they even have special screening booth for Nigerian passport holders. Malaysia and Canada have tightened their borders for us, USA has completely banned us. What of Italy where Nigerian ashawos are servicing clients in the bush by the roadside like wild animals . The other day a gang of Nigerians were arrested in Papua New Guinea for 419. Papua New Guinea sef, a godforsaken hell hole in the middle of nowhere. Even in African countries like South Africa, Kenya, Ghana na the same wahalla for Nigerians. Yeye dey smell.

Its time to recognise the soiled image of this country and reassess our national values. Why would any foreigner mind you when you cannot mind yourself? I weep for this country people dey suffer. My wife is currently working in Europe and stays in a nice part of town, but I don't stay there and don't even enjoy visiting that country. You cannot have peace as a black man. When people spot you on the road they cross the street quickly and some even call police because they see you as an armed robber.

When we visit my wife's parents in Kenya, a small village oo they have 24 hour light and no fuel shortages yet their country has no oil or gas. How does Nigeria, the 9th largest crude oil producer, have no light, fuel scarcity, in 2020. Is that not madness? People will respect you only when you respect yourself. Shikena.
Haba guy, e no too bad like that na. I can understand that as a Nigerian you may not see the best in the country, but a foreigner can easily do. Same applies to the US. I have had conversations with many Americans who are utterly disappointed in the direction the US is going, some who even want to leave sef and are looking to go settle in places like Veitnam and Thailand. Yet, there are Nigerians who think the US is heaven. You may not hold the best opinions about Nigeria, but that dont mean some foreigners don't see some good in us. I'm sure many Nigerians have one or two tales of being respected in a foreign country.
Re: How Nicely Have You Been Treated In A Foreign Country? by gargoylern: 2:17pm On Apr 23, 2020
yemiosinbajo:
True! These experiences are common too, almost everyone must have had them. I think the reason is because Nigeria is an extremely popular country; therefore, at least one is three foreign citizens must have heard about the country. Sad thing is that in the last two decades or so, more bad news have emanated from Nigeria than good which is why our citizens now get treated badly abroad. Honestly, if Nigeria had good leaders, we would be one of the best nations in the world. We have the potential. We used to lead in almost every sector in the 70's/80's, but how times have changed. The only major good thing working for us now is the music. There's nowhere in the world where they don't listen to Nigerian music. Let's hope things get better..
I remember one time when I worked with some Tanzanians. Once they know am Nigerian, they couldn't stop talking about Nigerian music. I think it's quite popular there. They know all about psquare and the rest of them

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