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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by claremont(m): 9:51pm On Apr 05
mu2sa2:
You have said the truth and nothing but the truth. Someone told me that on his first ever trip outside Nigeria, he saw a security guard in front of a shop in London. On a closer look he discovered that the man was a lecturer at one of Nigeria's top universities before relocating to UK for "greener pastures", only to end up as maiguard. Chai, God forbid!

There are stories of PhD holders driving taxis in Canada to earn a living. I know a few of my previous MSc classmates who have masters degrees and work as security guards in the UK.

If what's necessary isn't available, the available becomes necessary.

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by divineappo(m): 12:09am On Apr 06
olamide0147:

And for your information I'm financially independent and my wife and my son lives in Detroit Michigan, Nigeria has never done anything positive to so many youngsters out there
and where do u live?

Ikorodu ?

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by EgunMogaji2: 4:30am On Apr 06
walesho:


Sorry you don vex, im sure if you have the opportunity to travel abroad you wont reject it.

Those complaining that abroad tax is too much tell them to come back home.

I’m back home but still paying USA taxes cheesy
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by walesho(m): 6:13am On Apr 06
EgunMogaji2:


I’m back home but still paying USA taxes cheesy

Because you preserving your citizenship status wink
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by valcorp: 7:36am On Apr 06
This is a way of knowing a "privileged" Nigerian who knows outside the nepotism and shambolic state of Nigeria, he can't progress. 1. ITS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE A DOCTORATE AND SPEND TWO YEARS DOING SECURITY JOBS, TEACHING AND LECTURING JOBS ARE AVAILABLE. 2. Starting small to ensure he pays his bills without feeling entitled is not a crime because he is looking beyond this day. 3. How much do you think the salary of a lecturer in Nigeria is( let's not consider the part that they are either owed or paid percentages). Now if he works as a "maiguard" @ 8.72 pounds per hour 40 per week that leaves him with 348pounds per week. Tax deductions will take 40 quid, leaving with 308x4=1,232. Rent and all including feeding takes 800 from him and he will be left with 432 multiplied by 660= 285,160. Which is more than his salary. I'm trying to imagine how he will save such in Nigeria if he isn't involved in a shady business. Truth is what works for you cannot work for someone else. Laslas Buhari will still leave as a president, people will den be made to understand that no one has monopoly of stupidity, nepotism and madness.





mu2sa2:
You have said the truth and nothing but the truth. Someone told me that on his first ever trip outside Nigeria, he saw a security guard in front of a shop in London. On a closer look he discovered that the man was a lecturer at one of Nigeria's top universities before relocating to UK for "greener pastures", only to end up as maiguard. Chai, God forbid!
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by Jimmy231: 12:05pm On Apr 06
Vaughanlanrewaj:


I am not sure you read the story or perhaps you did not understand it ma. These are people doing well in Nigeria yet travelled overseas and decided to cheat the system of their host country.
Not everyone wants to go Yankee ma. Not even by this crooked manner . All the preliminary signs are always there. A crocodile in Nigeria can't become a Tiger in UK/US. That Henry guy must have been breaking the laws but getting away with it in Nigeria, he just carried such obnoxious behaviour overseas and unfortunately for him, he now can't get away with it anymore.

If he is not a law breaker, he should have left UK and returned home rather than living the rest of his life as a fugitive.
When people create problems for themselves they should be honest to admit it instead of blaming others or their native country.

Some people are so good on their jobs here in Lagos that they are routinely sent overseas to work and they return home even before their visa expires.I sometimes cringe when I see some Nigerians hustling overseas getting paid far less in overseas for what they can earn more for here at home but too ashamed to come back home.

It is never too late to come back home and rebuild especially when you see your life goals flashing away before your eyes. Why on earth will I want to spend years overseas as a fugitive or a menial job worker? visit www.freestuffsng.com for latest freestuffs in Nigeria. God bless Nigeria.
You no they consider security issue of the country die for here
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by Jimmy231: 12:08pm On Apr 06
Vaughanlanrewaj:

It really does not matter sir. It's just a matter of time, you will realise that you will get from Nigeria what you wish for Nigeria. You will get from Detroit same thing you wish for Detroit. I know someone who talks down on Nigeria like you and feels he has spent long enough years overseas to insulate him from the curses he rains on his fatherland. When covid-19 swept people away in the UK, he was one of those who didn't make it back soon enough and the rest is history. He is 6 feet down below somewhere overseas not even his graveyard was seen by his relative here in Nigeria.
When he needed to run down to Nigeria, by providence, our airspace was shut and he was shut out. He got exactly the bad stuff he gives to the land and even both his living and dead did not make it back to Nigeria.
If you can't bless the Land of Nigeria, don't curse it because it will haunt you someday.
Money and character are two different things. If you don't have a proper upbringing, sadly, you can't buy it. Bibire o se fowora. Ire O! visit www.freestuffsng.com for latest freestuffs in Nigeria. God bless Nigeria.
Alaye Egbenusoun
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by McSquishi(f): 5:11pm On Apr 06
chianddora:


https://thenationonlineng.net/r-e-v-e-a-l-e-d-weird-things-nigerians-do-in-uk-america-to-avoid-deportation/

Wow, this is quite terrible...

I try not to judge the desperation of people fleeing unstable countries because they often flee to the countries that helped destabilize their nation...

But the idea of people coming to countries and doing all these things that evade personal responsibility. Like, why come here and have multiple baby mamas but then do all you can to avoid financial responsibility for them? Do you even do that in your own country?? Disgusting.

Or coming here and not respecting the legal age limit, thereby victimizing our kids... and why watch porn on the job? The fact that these are considered common things to warn against... is this Nigerian culture to sleep with teenagers and watch pornography at work?

A lot of Nigerians travel abroad and engage in criminal activity. Sometimes they are forced into it such as with human trafficking but sometimes they leave with intentions of engaging in such. There should be more respect shown to the country they are visiting, to its people, and its laws.

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by 79733139(m): 5:39pm On Apr 06
In developed countries, there are two kinds of people that don't commit crimes: (a.) People who are law-abiding and (b.) People who know that the long arm of the law would eventually get them if they commit crimes regularly.

In Nigeria, the second group (b.) is a very small minority because our law enforcement is both ineffective and inefficient. That's why some of them travel abroad with a criminal mind-set that they can always cheat people and the system.

McSquishi:


Wow, this is quite terrible...

I try not to judge the desperation of people fleeing unstable countries because they often flee to the countries that helped destabilize their nation...

But the idea of people coming to countries and doing all these things that evade personal responsibility. Like, why come here and have multiple baby mamas but then do all you can to avoid financial responsibility for them? Do you even do that in your own country?? Disgusting.

Or coming here and not respecting the legal age limit, thereby victimizing our kids... and why watch porn on the job? The fact that these are considered common things to warn against... is this Nigerian culture to sleep with teenagers and watch pornography at work?

A lot of Nigerians travel abroad and engage in criminal activity. Sometimes they are forced into it such as with human trafficking but sometimes they leave with intentions of engaging in such. There should be more respect shown to the country they are visiting, to its people, and its laws.

Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by AlphaSoul: 5:43am On Apr 07
dederocs:

Am not a politician, the mess has always been there, what am saying is, it is shameful for Nigerians to be acting like slaves abroad. Currency difference or not, I prefer being in top of the class/food chain in my country, than to be at the bottom of the food chain in a foreign land. Ain't no glory in doing menial jobs, even in heaven...why are you showing exchange rate graphs, how much do you have in USD grin
grin grin... @'exchange rate graphs'

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by AlphaSoul: 6:03am On Apr 07
AwesomeStormy00:


Op i don't know how old this story is but i think the nurse part is misleading. Years ago UK government Conservative government David Cameron amend the highly skilled visa requirements by making it harder now Boris Johnson has changed it to point base system like that of Australia.

The nurse part is hard to believe. Reason is UK is no longer part of European union, nurses from EU country are have gone back to their countries. With Covid-19 hitting UK and NHS. UK government and NHS nurses is recruiting worldwide now as long as you meet the requirements and passed your Ielts test you can check for more information here

https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/news-and-updates/nmc-to-accept-oet-on-computer-and-oethome/

Last year some foreign nurses (outside EU) with expired visas were given special dispensation to continue working because the country was in crisis.

Yeah people must do anything to survive if you want to stay. Some claim assylum here etc.

One thing here is no room for laziness especially if you have no one. i have seen people that arrived here with nothing but now they have house or houses meaning they are house owner. (Legit) everything is hardwork here yes is not easy but life itself no easy now.

Back to your highly skilled insurance guy, had it been when he got here he enrolled in professional sch part time while doing security, when his visa expired he could have continued with sch and with UK qualifications he should be able to get a better job while his employer will help him to renew his status.

Also had it been he worked long hours to earned more money his visa home office should have renew his pali. Also whenever you want to renew is better you use immigration lawyer cuz they know all the lopeholes.
Happy Easter people
Well said... I like the fact that you reminded impressionable fellows that due diligence and hard work is required.

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by AlphaSoul: 6:31am On Apr 07
chianddora:


https://thenationonlineng.net/r-e-v-e-a-l-e-d-weird-things-nigerians-do-in-uk-america-to-avoid-deportation/
Lol... What an expose innit! grin

Due diligence is crucial so as
not to become a laughing stock
in another country because
these countries are heavily wired
or digitalised. If caught doing
illegal stuff... you'll pay a heavy
price!

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by AlphaSoul: 8:00am On Apr 07
Jaqenhghar:

There are fat women like Jill scott. The there are gross white women whom no right thinking person wants. The type whose guts are almost reaching their knees. The type that a walk to answer the door is like a marathon. Cant cook, cant clean, pizza eating, soda guzzling white girls. Those are the types Niggerians go after. Those types or the grannies then come back and be bragging about how "we dey take their chics"
The last sentence cracked me up...
grin grin

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by knowyaself2(m): 11:33am On Apr 07
omohayek:

Look, I'm as much a self believer in African pride as anyone, but all you're doing here is meaningless armchair quarterbacking.

All this talk of "if Europeans ran away from their countries", as if all the white people in the USA, Canada, Australia and the South American countries simply sprang out of thin air - if you'd bothered to read a history book, you'd know that most of their ancestors were driven to flee Europe by the very same impulse that pushes Nigerians abroad today, namely the desire for a better life in a country with real prospects of upward mobility.

As for the imaginary "greener pastures in Nigeria" you're talking about, unless you're single-handedly ready to provide quality jobs, honest government and trustworthy security to the many millions of educated and under-employed Nigerians who remain behind, spare us the empty platitudes, because nobody's buying what you're selling.

As clear as I've tried to be on here in the past about those trying to sell wannabe illegal immigrants on false dreams of streets in London and New York being paved with gold, people like you who try to make a hellish Nigeria out to be some sort of heaven on earth are just as bad. The truth is that this country is horribly misgoverned, with Buhari's utterly lifeless and incompetent tenure having managed to make GEJ's incompetence and graft seem almost ideal by comparison. Nigeria is nowhere near where it could be if those who had a clue were in charge, but the educated and idealistic sorts who could make a difference are heavily outnumbered by the tribalists, religious zealots and fantastists like yourself who always opt for the same tired old crooks and know-nothings, so who can blame those who know better for wanting to take their skills where they'll be put to better use?

It's simply absurd to expect people who have taken the time and trouble to make something of themselves to allow their lives to be wasted begging for scraps in a sh*thole of a country where even paving the road to the main international airport is beyond the government, let alone providing reliable electricity, policemen who fight crime instead of committing it, clean drinking water and other basics which are simply taken for granted almost everywhere else in the world.

I don't have the time for endless bickering with those that cant argue without personal attacks.

I'm happy you said according to your history book, that white ancestors from Europe fled or tried to flee to other countries due to then harsh conditions. This means that, like in the current case of Nigeria, this is a stage that will pass. That, if we all did not panic, abandon the country and flee, Nigeria will evolve and develop.

If you are biased against your country, especially ,due to bad leadership, you can always come up with a million excuses to migrate for a better life. The mindset you keep is a matter of choice. I have chosen to beleive in my country and race, no matter what.
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by omohayek: 1:22pm On Apr 07
knowyaself2:


I don't have the time for endless bickering with those that cant argue without personal attacks.

I'm happy you said according to your history book, that white ancestors from Europe fled or tried to flee to other countries due to then harsh conditions. This means that, like in the current case of Nigeria, this is a stage that will pass. That, if we all did not panic, abandon the country and flee, Nigeria will evolve and develop.

If you are biased against your country, especially ,due to bad leadership, you can always come up with a million excuses to migrate for a better life. The mindset you keep is a matter of choice. I have chosen to beleive in my country and race, no matter what.
It's your problem if you can't distinguish criticism of your empty rhetoric from "personal attacks". There's nothing "personal" about saying your arguments are nothing more than content-free appeals to "patriotism" that in the face of overwhelming evidence, it's simply a statement of fact.
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by knowyaself2(m): 4:06pm On Apr 07
omohayek:

It's your problem if you can't distinguish criticism of your empty rhetoric from "personal attacks". There's nothing "personal" about saying your arguments are nothing more than content-free appeals to "patriotism" that in the face of overwhelming evidence, it's simply a statement of fact.
I'm afraid, you're talking nonsense. You are also silent about my second paragraph above, aren't you? Stop exaggerating the challenges we face and stop demarketing our country, please. You lack wisdom.
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by omohayek: 5:14pm On Apr 07
knowyaself2:

I'm afraid, you're talking nonsense. You are also silent about my second paragraph above, aren't you? Stop exaggerating the challenges we face and stop demarketing our country, please. You lack wisdom.
Glad to see you've given up your "holier than thou" posturing and revealed yourself as the grand projector you really are!

Either you've never stepped outside of your village, or you're living in an alternative universe from the rest of us, to accuse anyone of "exaggerating the challenges we face" even as you reside in a country which now has the most poor people in the world - even more than India with 6 times the population - and where GDP per capita has declined for 6 years in a row. Nigeria is a sh*thole in which clean drinking water, 24-hour power supply, well-maintained roads and trustworthy policing remain science-fiction fantasies, a failed state only worth defending in the eyes of ignoramuses without a clue just how far behind the rest of the world is leaving them. Keep telling yourself you live in paradise and maybe one day you might even believe your own ridiculous propaganda.

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by knowyaself2(m): 6:32pm On Apr 07
omohayek:

Glad to see you've given up your "holier than thou" posturing and revealed yourself as the grand projector you really are!

Either you've never stepped outside of your village, or you're living in an alternative universe from the rest of us, to accuse anyone of "exaggerating the challenges we face" even as you reside in a country which now has the most poor people in the world - even more than India with 6 times the population - and where GDP per capita has declined for 6 years in a row. Nigeria is a sh*thole in which clean drinking water, 24-hour power supply, well-maintained roads and trustworthy policing remain science-fiction fantasies, a failed state only worth defending in the eyes of ignoramuses without a clue just how far behind the rest of the world is leaving them. Keep telling yourself you live in paradise and maybe one day you might even believe your own ridiculous propaganda.

Did you really expect kind words from me after your disrespectful submission? You are funny. If you attack me, I reciprocate, I'm not a coward. Even though your argument so far doesn't detract from the valid points I've made.

Failed state, the poorest country in the world, etc. Such narratives can only be sold to failures that are looking for excuses to justify their personal shortcomings.

I'm a business man that has done well for himself in this same so called failed state, and I've traveled to many countries on business and holidays. I also know there are poor and struggling people even in the most developed countries. Yes, their overall standard of living might be better than what we have here, but most of such countries have come a long way in terms of governance and economic development. They probably passed this phase we are passing currently. But the difference between them and people like you is that they never gave up on their country.
You can say and entertain whatever negativity you like about your country, if it gives you satisfaction, but don't try to force it on others. No one is saying here is a paradise, no where is a paradise anyways, but we have potentials for growth and prosperity like other advanced countries whether you believe it or not.
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by JIREN01: 1:04pm On Apr 08
drLammy:
Stop discouraging people to Japa , a lot of folks are making it in the abroad regardless..

50/50 Life na dice
Where in the write-up did he discourage you to leave? If you want to, he only advised to leave through the legal route, else you face the consequences, such as deportation, imprisonment, and travel ban. I believe English isn't so hard to comprehend.
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by JIREN01: 1:06pm On Apr 08
farouk2much:
it's all a story......get rich or die trying..........and I still want to leave naija by all means it's do or die affairs sef
don't make it a do or die affair abeg. Don't go through the Libya route and get your organs harvested. Leave through the right means...
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by TheCongo2: 11:05pm On Apr 08
mu2sa2:
You have said the truth and nothing but the truth. Someone told me that on his first ever trip outside Nigeria, he saw a security guard in front of a shop in London. On a closer look he discovered that the man was a lecturer at one of Nigeria's top universities before relocating to UK for "greener pastures", only to end up as maiguard . Chai, God forbid!

I will take this info with a pinch of salt.
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by TheCongo2: 11:14pm On Apr 08
AwesomeStormy00:


There is no known fact to this story so i won't believe it . One thing in uk is no room for laziness you pay for everything. I know a a guy here Nigerian guy he was a lecturer in Nigeria came here for his Phd program, now he run adult educational program for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME).

If your mindset and mentality is lazy in naija omo even in uk you are going to struggle.

Also your degree in naija isnt recognised here you've to go through uk courses, speak their english too. They value experience more there than your degree.

You are on point on the bolded. It is all hearsay

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by TheCongo2: 12:10am On Apr 09
neonbash0:
This is a very dumb post. You kidding me, dawg?! Like for real though?

You an agent of buhari or you just unfortunate?


Anyone who is lucky enough to leave nigeria especially one from a low income/poor income/ middle income background has started a process to redefine his future. Only a fool would migrate to the WEST and not have a definite purpose. I've actually seen lots of African immigrants in the US with no papers, no jobs but totally hungry for opportunities and success. And on God,they be living real good ATM. It's all about determination.


I met one Nigerian. Kunle in 2014. He got to the us with a B1/B2 Visa and decided to stay back. He was a lawyer in nigeria. Although he wasn't practicing. No firm would accept him. He said he stayed home for almost four years, Hoping and praying.

When he finally linked up with another coursemate who already left to further his education in the US (as per a wealthy man's son) via social media.

He processed his paperwork for visa and luckily he got it. He got to the US. His friend refused to meet him up at JFK to pick him up. Infact his line wasn't available at that time.

He walked out of the airport, got a taxi and luckily he got a Jamaican taxi driver. Also an immigrant, although he's got his PR. Kunle told the driver his issue. For some reason, the driver bought his story and took him to (I don't wanna give out vital info) where he'd be staying but not for free. He's gotta work to keep up(pay rents and stuffs). The Jamaican's were solid. He did cleaning and laundry for them until he got a handle on things. Over time, he worked at a grocery and did security services. It took him a year to fully integrate. Without papers it was a tad difficult but considering his location, ICE were not on his tail.


Anyway, long story short. He went back to school. A community college in NYC. It's free. He was still working. But he changed his field. From law to Nursing.


I later asked why nursing?

He said, because he was no longer a young adult to start up another career that'd take up to 5years to achieve. Besides he couldn't practice law in the US , since nigerian law is very different from that of the US.

2019, July he finally got married but he already got a son in 2018 from same woman. She's a medical practitioner in the same outlet as him.


What I'm I saying?!
His life is forever changed and that of his children.

Y'all never wondered why Actress Regina Asika with all her fame at that time still left Nigeria to start afresh as a Nurse in the US?

Most prominent families send their wives abroad to give birth so their children can have dual citizenship. Why? Even with all their power and wealth here in Nigeria. Why go abroad?


You know the answer sadly

With respect to the bolded. Community Colleges aren't free in the United States.
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by mu2sa2: 5:10am On Apr 09
TheCongo2:


I will take this info with a pinch of salt.
Take it with a bag of salt, if you will. Some people think because they lie a lot everyone is like them.
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by TheCongo2: 10:18am On Apr 09
mu2sa2:
Take it with a bag of salt, if you will. Some people think because they lie a lot everyone is like them.

And you are tenaciously defending a story you have heard from 3rd party. How funny!

AwesomeStormy00 had mentioned earlier, there was no proven fact to this story. Not all of us are gullible
Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by beautyuche: 9:01am On Apr 10
If this is all it takes to remain in a saner society, please let people be. live and lets live. Those advising to stay dont wear the shoe.
Cousin9999:
Weird things:

-marrying elderly
-marrying really fat chicks
-impregnating whites
-dating whites

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Re: Weird Things Nigerians Do In UK And America To Avoid Deportation by GoodFaith: 8:29pm On Apr 14
Chykes4micheal:


Dont call Nigeria a cursed country abeg. People are making it big time in Nigeria. There is no country that does not have her shortcomings or bad sides. Just for your info

Out of 100 people
5 people making out of the 5 people 3 are stealing the people's money

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