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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 7:52pm On May 01, 2020
Futuragetty:

Same as Nigeria.
We pay more tax now. Even borrowing credit from MTN, You are being charged, NEPA bills, making huge transfers, buying gas and petrol too, in fact, The meters in most stations are tampered with.
There are few Jobs in Nigeria, for selected few.
Some of us do not mind, being taxed thrice so long as we have a good life
I really hope have made some informed investments. tbh I do not see how anyone can be better off in Nigeria.

Just keep an open mind for the future because you’ll get it then when you’re at sunset like me. Many of us are back and some have made very significant investments here that’s paying off handsomely.

This is not to discourage you or anyone from traveling out. It’s not up to me.

My self assigned task on here is to balance out the equation for those that don’t want to or cannot afford to travel out. Nigeria is not all that bad.

I’ve seen both sides of the equation and I can report authoritatively.

If Nigeria can solve two things, electricity and security then you’ll see an influx of returnees and foreigners that’ll be unbelievable.

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by Etinosa1234: 8:31pm On May 01, 2020
themaestro08:

Load of nonsense
Nigeria has failed its citizens take it or leave it.
If u get to the seat of power... u'll do worse
Bet me

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by themaestro08(m): 10:18pm On May 01, 2020
EgunMogaji2:


The USA is the land of double taxation cheesy

The money I have left after paying employment tax is also taxed when I buy petrol, grocery, cellular bills, all other bills.

I’m better off in Nigeria.

PS:[/b] I as in EgunMogaji is better of in Nigeria.[b] Your mileage may and should probably vary cool

With the above statement it prompts the question - why are you still in the US?

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by themaestro08(m): 10:22pm On May 01, 2020
Beautyaddy:


Lol!...You meant to say that it's Nigerians that have failed themselves as well as the Country. undecided

Its a matter if good leadership.
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by themaestro08(m): 10:40pm On May 01, 2020
EgunMogaji2:


Just keep an open mind for the future because you’ll get it then when you’re at sunset like me. Many of us are back and some have made very significant investments here that’s paying off handsomely.

This is not to discourage you or anyone from traveling out. It’s not up to me.

My self assigned task on here is to balance out the equation for those that don’t want to or cannot afford to travel out. Nigeria is not all that bad.

I’ve seen both sides of the equation and I can report authoritatively.

[b][/b]If Nigeria can solve two things, electricity and security then you’ll see an influx of returnees and foreigners [b][/b]that’ll be unbelievable.

Sorry but that's poor delusion.

Even within the EU, citizens of economically weak countries like Romania and Bulgaria ( these countries are miles ahead of Nigeria in every aspect) are migrating to more better countries like Germany and UK. So its way more complicated than you think.

Assuming Nigeria fix it security and power issues, and? (Most African countries have achieved that) how about critical sectors like health, basic infrastructure - transportation and clean water? Need I remember you that half of it's citizens are living in absolute poverty?

My point is Nigeria is sinking a ship ( it doesn't gives me any pleasure saying this about my fatherland). We've got to be honest and stop latching on some BS anecdotes. Let facts and figures speak for themselves. The country is in a pathetic situation.

A lot of youth are frustrated and see emigration as a viable solution. And millions who left won't come back because they are pretty much glad they have finally dump the shit hole.

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by cronsberg: 12:11am On May 02, 2020
Gerrard59:


Una don come again. Are you spending in dollars or naira in the west? Have you checked what is the meaning of PPP in economics?
You mean purchasing power parity right? yeah I Know about it. And yes when you are in the u.s you spend in dollars, so what point are you trying to make? Of course you will pay tax, pay rent, and so forth, but remember even after paying all these things in Nigeria, you will still never enjoy 24hrs electricity a day, you Will still go to our substandard hospitals and schools, you will still not have running water in your house. once you show some little signs of success, you will definitely be kidnapped or robbed. And yes in the west, you spend in dollars, but you also forgot that you earn in dollars too, and you earn heavily for the most basic of jobs like plumbing, mechanic etc so which ever way you look at it, human life is extremely better in the west. don't even think that we are living in this country, we are merely surviving and suffering

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by cronsberg: 12:59am On May 02, 2020
LOl Nigerians can be ignorant of things though. I keep hearing people say that the west has too many taxes, bills are expensive etc You think you don't pay expensive taxes here in nija? why do you think everyday products are now more expensive than before? why do you think you buy petrol at 140/liter instead of 65nairajust some years ago? doesn't a jerrican of kerosene used to be 2000naira? why is it 4500naira now? even a packet of Maggie used to be just 200naira. If you earn 50,000 naira as salary today, do you know that your real salary supposed to be in the range of 70,000? but excessive taxes and deductions reduce it to that 50k you see. you are been deducted for housing, health care, union nonsense etc yet did the government provide you with any housing? Forget it jor, you are been heavily taxed here too, but the difference is that in Nigeria your tax is been stolen and looted, but in the west the taxes are really been spent on the people.

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 1:04am On May 02, 2020
themaestro08:


Sorry but that's poor delusion.

Thank you.

Have a nice day grin

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 1:11am On May 02, 2020
cronsberg:
LOl Nigerians can be ignorant of things though. I keep hearing people say that the west has too many taxes, bills are expensive etc You think you don't pay expensive taxes here in nija? why do you think everyday products are now more expensive than before? why do you think you buy petrol at 140/liter instead of 65nairajust some years ago? doesn't a jerrican of kerosene used to be 2000naira? why is it 4500naira now? even a packet of Maggie used to be just 200naira. If you earn 50,000 naira as salary today, do you know that your real salary supposed to be in the range of 70,000? but excessive taxes and deductions reduce it to that 50k you see. you are been deducted for housing, health care, union nonsense etc yet did the government provide you with any housing? Forget it jor, you are been heavily taxed here too, but the difference is that in Nigeria your tax is been stolen and looted, but in the west the taxes are really been spent on the people.

I see how you rationalize things.

You filter and silo people that have a differing viewpoints into cutsie little containers like “ignorance”.

Okay got it cool

Petrol at N123.50/125.00 is the cheapest in any country that I’ve driven in. Heck of a fantastic deal.
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 1:15am On May 02, 2020
themaestro08:


With the above statement it prompts the question - why are you still in the US?

Of what importance is what country I reside in to you or to the conversation?

I’m trying to follow a logical path to the debate.
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 1:28am On May 02, 2020
Futuragetty:

Same as Nigeria.
We pay more tax now. Even borrowing credit from MTN, You are being charged, NEPA bills, making huge transfers, buying gas and petrol too, in fact, The meters in most stations are tampered with.
There are few Jobs in Nigeria, for selected few.
Some of us do not mind, being taxed thrice so long as we have a good life
I really hope have made some informed investments. tbh I do not see how anyone can be better off in Nigeria.

It’s an individual thing.

I belong to a group of returnees that believe in Nigeria and feel that we’re better off here. I for one for sure I’m living my best life here. Again, an individual thing. Heck even foreigners are here in droves. Practically the Indians have cornered the borehole market here in Ibadan at least. In one of my sojourns on the outskirts of Ibadan I ran into a Filipino couple that owns hectares of farm land of vegetables. They see the potential and opportunity of Nigeria. As an example.

As I always say, Nigeria has an open border unlike North Korea so anyone is free to seek greener pastures.

I know the values and expectations that I have off Nigeria.

This is one of the reasons why I support those that choose to stay or are not able to emigrate but are making it here.

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 1:36am On May 02, 2020
Gerrard59:


Honestly, I have done similar calculations here and it's largely the same. You paid taxes for what you are currently paying your personal fees for and at the same time taxes. Which implies you are double taxed living in Nigeria. As I'm, I run generators on daily basis (personal and business use), pay all sort of taxes/levies, cannot sleep with both eyes closed due to the prevailing insecurity worsened by the lockdown, doing God's grace for sickness etc. If there was constant electricity, one wouldn't have worried too much. But no constant electricity coupled with the low purchasing power of the populace implies that there's a limit to doing things on scale as an entrepreneur.

All of this is an individual thing.

My parameters of dealing with Nigeria is multilayered.

I took a calculated decision not to do any business that requires massive power needs that I have to depend on NEPA. Solar power is free after initial outlay. Not sure why many complain of power when solar is available.

Security is another thing. Just as in the USA, crime occurs everywhere. So one just have to be vigilant.

I’m sorry that you have to deal with these things but my travel and exposure indicates that Nigeria is not unique in that regards.
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by Futuragetty: 1:49am On May 02, 2020
EgunMogaji2:


It’s an individual thing.

I belong to a group of returnees that believe in Nigeria and feel that we’re better off here. I for one for sure I’m living my best life here. Again, an individual thing. Heck even foreigners are here in droves. Practically the Indians have cornered the borehole market here in Ibadan at least. In one of my sojourns on the outskirts of Ibadan I ran into a Filipino couple that owns hectares of farm land of vegetables. They see the potential and opportunity of Nigeria. As an example.

As I always say, Nigeria has an open border unlike North Korea so anyone is free to seek greener pastures.

I know the values and expectations that I have off Nigeria.

This is one of the reasons why I support those that choose to stay or are not able to emigrate but are making it here.
I understand your points and you have chosen you words wisely. I have the same values and hope in Nigeria, but as things are at the moment its best for any unemployed graduate with no job at sight, to either get off and further his studies broad, explore the world a little bit and save up just like you did. then He can finally come back to our motherland certainly to invest.

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by themaestro08(m): 4:51am On May 02, 2020
EgunMogaji2:


Of what importance is what country I reside in to you or to the conversation?

I’m trying to follow a logical path to the debate.

The question I asked is highly relevant to this discussion.

Its like saying a person saying Apples are amazing fruits but doesn't eat them.

I am afraid I sensed hypocrisy.
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by themaestro08(m): 4:54am On May 02, 2020
EgunMogaji2:


Thank you.

Have a nice day grin

Its okay if you disagree with me but I am afraid you are probably out of touch with reality.
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by wisdomiskey(m): 7:19am On May 02, 2020
themaestro08:


Its okay if you disagree with me but I am afraid you are probably out of touch with reality.

Are you new to this section? You should know that there are certain individuals not worth engaging at all and that deluded old man you're quoting is certainly one of them.

A man who spent his entire youth abroad for obvious reasons, made some fvcked up decisions which landed him back in Nigeria in old age. Now he spends his lonely life on the travel section trying to convince everyone that Nigeria is Heaven on earth lipsrsealed

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by SomoriiN: 8:48am On May 02, 2020
EgunMogaji2:


Thank you.

Have a nice day grin

I don't think you're being fair..
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by Asquare84(m): 8:52am On May 02, 2020
wisdomiskey:


Are you new to this section? You should know that there are certain individuals not worth engaging at all and that deluded old man you're quoting is certainly one of them.

A man who spent his entire youth abroad for obvious reasons, made some fvcked up decisions which landed him back in Nigeria in old age. Now he spends his lonely life on the travel section trying to convince everyone that Nigeria is Heaven on earth lipsrsealed
Just mind the way you insult and talk to elders, the person you are insulting is somebody father and I assume probably that is how you insult your father too

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 9:01am On May 02, 2020
SomoriiN:


I don't think you're being fair..

Okay, thanks.

Have a nice weekend cheesy
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 9:01am On May 02, 2020
themaestro08:


Its okay if you disagree with me but I am afraid you are probably out of touch with reality.

Excellent.

Have a nice day smiley
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 9:03am On May 02, 2020
themaestro08:


The question I asked is highly relevant to this discussion.

Its like saying a person saying Apples are amazing fruits but doesn't eat them.

I am afraid I sensed hypocrisy.

The jokes on you buddy wink
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by SomoriiN: 9:04am On May 02, 2020
EgunMogaji2:


Okay, thanks.

Have a nice weekend cheesy

I am not happy with your disposition
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by wisdomiskey(m): 10:13am On May 02, 2020
Asquare84:

Just mind the way you insult and talk to elders, the person you are insulting is somebody father and I assume probably that is how you insult your father too

Listen dude, all I said is facts - take it or leave it!
Any Tom, Dick or Harry can ejaculate and produce children .. that doesn't automatically qualify them for "respect".

He is not my father so why must I mince my words? I doubt his own children respect him sef since they all went with their mothers after his 3 different divorce proceedings from 3 different women in the US lipsrsealed The dude is in Nigeria right now all ALONE in old age as he has no other alternative, holding on to nairaland as a Crutch for his pathetic existence.

All this is public information that those of us well experienced in this forum can attest to.

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 10:55am On May 02, 2020
SomoriiN:


I am not happy with your disposition

I’m just 1 out of 2.5 million Nairalanders. Hope you find your satisfaction with another UserID grin

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by omidan21: 11:24am On May 02, 2020
@wisdomiskey chai in patience Jonathan voice, ���� please no vexxx abeg Pipe low on these words. Chineke lolz
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by Mizwisdom(f): 11:41am On May 02, 2020
While you're complaining Fulani foreigners are gradually taking over the country. What are these nomads seeing that y'all are missing? I've never heard a Fulani person complain before

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 11:51am On May 02, 2020
Asquare84:

Just mind the way you insult and talk to elders, the person you are insulting is somebody father and I assume probably that is how you insult your father too

Abi o. And over small matter of a difference of opinion.

I just pity people that depend on folks like him grin
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by safex(m): 11:56am On May 02, 2020
bros nah, zou no try o. At least be patriotic small cheesy grin

optimusprime2:


On point there.

I remember talking to a Dutch guy once and he told me if all Dutch people were emptied into Nigeria, within 5 years, the world would become envious of Nigeria... My response was: if all Nigerians were emptied into Holland, in 2 years time, Holland would get kicked out of the EU.

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Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 12:03pm On May 02, 2020
wisdomiskey:


Listen dude, all I said is facts - take it or leave it!
Any Tom, Dick or Harry can ejaculate and produce children .. that doesn't automatically qualify them for "respect".

He is not my father so why must I mince my words? I doubt his own children respect him sef since they all went with their mothers after his 3 different divorce proceedings from 3 different women in the US lipsrsealed The dude is in Nigeria right now all ALONE in old age as he has no other alternative, holding on to nairaland as a Crutch for his pathetic existence.

All this is public information that those of us well experienced in this forum can attest to.

cheesy grin

Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 12:12pm On May 02, 2020
Mizwisdom:
While you're complaining Fulani foreigners are gradually taking over the country. What are these nomads seeing that y'all are missing? I've never heard a Fulani person complain before

Shebi Fulanis are Nigerians? There are lots of foreigners in Nigeria milking the cow.
Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by EgunMogaji2: 12:39pm On May 02, 2020
wisdomiskey:


Are you new to this section? You should know that there are certain individuals not worth engaging at all and that deluded old man you're quoting is certainly one of them.

A man who spent his entire youth abroad for obvious reasons, made some fvcked up decisions which landed him back in Nigeria in old age. Now he spends his lonely life on the travel section trying to convince everyone that Nigeria is Heaven on earth lipsrsealed

grin

Re: Nigeria Is A Failed Miserable Country by Futuragetty: 12:43pm On May 02, 2020
The foreigners that see the opportunity in our country.
Filipinos, Chinese, Vietnamese, Lebanese - Shey they dey see the opportunity and taking advantage?

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