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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by DoDirtsLikeWorm(m): 8:46pm On Apr 28, 2023
Zahra29:


Even the US has many downsides compared to the UK (and vice versa). Sometimes it's just the dream - some have never been to Canada or the US but rate them higher than the UK based on what they've heard or seen on TV.

For me, my dream country has always been Australia.

Heading to the YouKay is to stabilize ground first, but b4 I move I must make sure I visits all other countries to actually help me in making an informed decision. (I always wanted more than 1 kpali and may achieve it)

If and only IF...after my findings YouKay happened to come up top, we die here then. #Travel&See

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by DoDirtsLikeWorm(m): 8:54pm On Apr 28, 2023
dustydee:

No the one I left in Nigeria but even if I find an equivalent one to my current one here, I'll take it as well.

Naira ² Pounds na 920 ooO
Even them pay you 600k na like £652/m

As you dey check am, dey balance am. Here done cast
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 9:07pm On Apr 28, 2023
AlphaCentaurii:
Please how much is IOM TB test in Naira for an adult?
#57,800
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by dustydee: 9:42pm On Apr 28, 2023
DoDirtsLikeWorm:


Naira ² Pounds na 920 ooO
Even them pay you 600k na like £652/m

As you dey check am, dey balance am. Here done cast
A lot of us make mistake by comparing the exchange rate. We should be more concerned with purchasing power. I dare say the naira has a higher purchasing power than the pound. If the exchange rate is a factor, how come South Korea is better than Nigeria - economically?
By the way, I am not looking for a N600k job else how will I pay my bills? - Generator, water, security, accommodation etc.
May God bless us all.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by davide470(m): 10:23pm On Apr 28, 2023
All these British citizens here arguing back and forth about Begum and Sudan.. Please it's okay! Let's see road.

There are multiple threads on the Politics section for those arguments.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by DoDirtsLikeWorm(m): 10:35pm On Apr 28, 2023
justwise:


You are still making this comment years after it was debunked? Was "Jihadi Jack", Letts who was stripped of his British citizenship in 2019 by the Home Office not from white British family? He held dual citizenship Canada and British still he was stripped of his British citizenship for the same crime Shamima Begum committed. So what is your point exactly?

No loud am...this guy has not seen terrorist react, maybe he might then think otherwise.
I was one of the first responders of Abuja Nyanya bombing oOo, I saw hell on that day.

Until it touches your area, you will not know the fight HO dey help EuCharians fight.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Viruses: 11:04pm On Apr 28, 2023
Omo, this health care CoS don expensive now o. I know it used to be around 5 million when it started, someone was telling me an agent told he 12 million.

Why has it become this expensive, is it because of increased demand.

As it is, maybe the way forward will be to anonymously report these agencies make the worse happen. Because truth is you need staff, so why charge such amount.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by DoDirtsLikeWorm(m): 11:11pm On Apr 28, 2023
dustydee:

now I would be lying if I say I understand what you wrote here. But thanks for commenting.

Well... there's no delicate way to say this, but I am sure you've heard that someone stayed in oversea for a long time, then someday he just packs up and head to his village?

I was trying to tell you what is assumed that usually brought them back; "Agwu".
I said that because you've stayed 10years in the U.K and the only thing on your mind is just to come back to Nigeria?
Goodluck shaa...but let it not be the Agwu that is calling you back home.

I do not know what your people calls it, but in Igbo land, anyone that becomes a native doctor once has an agwu that was disturbing him at a time.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Nobody: 11:15pm On Apr 28, 2023
dustydee:

A lot of us make mistake by comparing the exchange rate. We should be more concerned with purchasing power. I dare say the naira has a higher purchasing power than the pound. If the exchange rate is a factor, how come South Korea is better than Nigeria - economically?
By the way, I am not looking for a N600k job else how will I pay my bills? - Generator, water, security, accommodation etc.
May God bless us all.

Naira has higher purchasing power than Pound?

Do you really believe these things you're saying? Genuine question, because it seems like we've left the realm of reality and are now just throwing fantastical statements out for shock value.

Do you know what the average salary is in Nigeria? What the average % spend on food/rent and other basic necessities? Some people work for the federal government for a whole month to be paid 18,000 Naira. Teachers are paid around 50,000 Naira. University lecturers sometimes earn less than 150,00 Naira. These are graduate jobs o.

All this while a bag of rice is about 30,000 Naira. Just today I was reading about how many powerbanks are now sold for more than 20k.

This is what you're comparing to a country in which a 18 year old school leaver working at a McDonalds (±£10 per hour) can reasonably independently rent an apartment and live and eat at a reasonable level. How many secondary school leavers can independently support themselves financially in Nigeria?

Even this 600k job you're talking about, do you realise how rare that is in reality? Probably less than 0.01% of Nigerians earn that.

https://nairametrics.com/2022/11/14/rising-prices-nigerians-spend-n57-1-trillion-on-household-consumption-in-six-months/

Lol. I believe many people 'in the abroad' have a very mistaken view of things back home. Maybe it's homesickness that makes people forget why they left and begin to romanticise things sha.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by gmacnoms(m): 11:17pm On Apr 28, 2023
Noworries11:
In between
I discovered one small tiny rat entered the kitchen cupboard 3 nights ago...really don't know where it migrated from...checked tesco store nearby but couldn't get any rat poison...where can I purchase rat poison ni before the rat multiplys abi invite him people to come over
rat dey uk? 🤔
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by dustydee: 11:40pm On Apr 28, 2023
DoDirtsLikeWorm:


Well... there's no delicate way to say this, but I am sure you've heard that someone stayed in oversea for a long time, then someday he just packs up and head to his village?

I was trying to tell you what is assumed that usually brought them back; "Agwu".
I said that because you've stayed 10years in the U.K and the only thing on your mind is just to come back to Nigeria?
Goodluck shaa...but let it not be the Agwu that is calling you back home.

I do not know what your people calls it, but in Igbo land, anyone that becomes a native doctor once has an agwu that was disturbing him at a time.
I think I understand you now and I sometimes feel like that's what is "calling me" grin
After a couple of years, I told my partner that we should go back but was convinced that we should at least get ILR first. We are still dragging after citizenship but I think I am getting through.

koonbey:


Naira has higher purchasing power than Pound?
I think you mixed different issues in your response to my comment and also attributing someone else's statement to me. And no, the FG does not pay anyone N18k.
My understanding of purchasing power may not be the same as yours but if N1000 = £1 then I stand by my comment that I will get more with that N1k in Nigeria than I will get with £1 in the UK - Fact.
Please let us face other issues, ayam tired. undecided

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by lavida001: 11:44pm On Apr 28, 2023
dustydee:

I think I understand you now and I sometimes feel like that's what is "calling me" grin
After a couple of years, I told my partner that we should go back but was convinced that we should at least get ILR first. We are still dragging after citizenship but I think I am getting through.


I think you mixed different issues in your response to my comment and also attributing someone else's statement to me. And no, the FG does not pay anyone N18k.
My understanding of purchasing power may not be the same as yours but if N1000 = £1 then I stand by my comment that I will get more with that N1k in Nigeria than I will get with £1 in the UK - Fact.
Please let us face other issues, ayam tired. undecided

You dey catch cruise abi u serious?

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by dustydee: 11:56pm On Apr 28, 2023
lavida001:


You dey catch cruise abi u serious?

https://www.pppsalaryconverter.com/

Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by kwakudtraveller(m): 11:56pm On Apr 28, 2023
lavida001:


You dey catch cruise abi u serious?
Be like say na cruise him dey catch. I for like make him visit Nigeria for 1 year, him eyes go clear. Guy man dey convert £1 to 1000 because him dey earn pounds. When he returns to Nigeria and starts earning in Naira, he’ll come to realise that his £1 in actuality is like 100 Naira which cannot even buy him a bottle of groundnut. Make him Dey play.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Phayie(m): 12:51am On Apr 29, 2023
semmyk:

What you've listed are actually broad. In the true sense,
- web dev has so many sides to it: back end, front end, full stack, UX, ven DevOps and on and on it goes.
- Project mgt self gets technical, kukumba come branch reach agile, so they e dey waka go program mgt.
- Cybersec, na e worse pass. I no say I wrote sometimes last year on this thread about it. CTI (cyber threats intelligence), analytics, blue team, red team, (at least lasgidi dey try), risk assessment, process and mgt side of cybersec (your ISO 2700x sec mgt and certifications), your governance and compliance. Oh, there's still Privacy (which fit randa on its own on one k leg) ...
All three are increasingly integrating with other areas: legal, big data analytics, AI...

I want to start a new career in IT, but I'm not sure which field to go into between data analysis and cyber security. Which one would you recommend for someone looking to change career and might also be easy to secure sponsorship.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Phenmeson(m): 1:33am On Apr 29, 2023
barnaby04:
Good evening guys,

Please is there anyone here who renewed his/her international passport recently in the UK? I want to know how long it took for the passport to be out and the processes involved.

Thanks

You may be lucky enough to have it less than 6weeks, but mine with fight and 5trips to d 9ja embassy, it took me 3months. Few last year applicant never see their passport even till April.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by missjekyll: 3:36am On Apr 29, 2023
This is worrying. Do people not know that COS is free? Why are they chargingfor it?How can we help?
Viruses:
Omo, this health care CoS don expensive now o. I know it used to be around 5 million when it started, someone was telling me an agent told he 12 million.

Why has it become this expensive, is it because of increased demand.

As it is, maybe the way forward will be to anonymously report these agencies make the worse happen. Because truth is you need staff, so why charge such amount.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by lightnlife: 4:06am On Apr 29, 2023
Your 'dare statement' is factually incorrect.

The Naira ranks 137 on the global Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) list, which is way below distabilised Libya's Dinah at 61. The Pound however sits at number 25.
https://www.theglobaleconomy.com/rankings/gdp_per_capita_ppp/#:~:text=GDP%20per%20capita%2C%20Purchasing%20Power,available%20from%201990%20to%202021.

Your assertion confirms you've been out of tune with the realities in Nigeria. In a country where a large chunk of the active population are unemployed or underemployed, where people spend 70% of their monthly income on feeding alone, how do you say the currency has higher purchasing potency? Workers borrow money to transport themselves to work having exhausted their income on basic commodities.

I recently moved to UK, and I can you that barely a year back when I left Naija, it was already tough for many. I wasn't a regular earner ((averaging $2k monthly) but it mehn, it wasn't looking bright by the day. It was crazy; weekly expenses was about 100K for a household of 2. Was constantly wondering how low earners survived.

How do you even talk of high PPP in the face of under-reported inflation at over 20%?

I might wrap your sentiment under patriotism but I'd rather we address the facts based on indicative facts and realities than err on the side of blind patriotism.

Q: What do you think is the annual salary of a manager in a Nigerian company?

Q: Why do you think many Nigerians are migrating?

Q: How many active Nigerians in diapora have you seen return home to pick up a job?



dustydee:

A lot of us make mistake by comparing the exchange rate. We should be more concerned with purchasing power. [b]I dare say the naira has a higher purchasing power than the pound. [/b]If the exchange rate is a factor, how come South Korea is better than Nigeria - economically?
By the way, I am not looking for a N600k job else how will I pay my bills? - Generator, water, security, accommodation etc.
May God bless us all.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by AirBay: 4:30am On Apr 29, 2023
Lexusgs430:



Remain a lizard in Nigeria or explore the opportunities of becoming a crocodile or a komodo dragon......... 🐊🐉🐲😭😜

Would my life have been better in Nigeria........ Maybe......

But rather than thrive on a maybe........ I would rather pitch my tent with a slow + steady guaranteed rate of progression......... 😜😂
Baba ti so ro
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by LagosismyHome(f): 4:58am On Apr 29, 2023
Viruses:
Omo, this health care CoS don expensive now o. I know it used to be around 5 million when it started, someone was telling me an agent told he 12 million.

Why has it become this expensive, is it because of increased demand.

As it is, maybe the way forward will be to anonymously report these agencies make the worse happen. Because truth is you need staff, so why charge such amount.

Some agents dey collect 12 million yet when the person start work no shift or very small shifts...... its all a mess these days .

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 7:15am On Apr 29, 2023
Viruses:
Omo, this health care CoS don expensive now o. I know it used to be around 5 million when it started, someone was telling me an agent told he 12 million.

Why has it become this expensive, is it because of increased demand.

As it is, maybe the way forward will be to anonymously report these agencies make the worse happen. Because truth is you need staff, so why charge such amount.


I have a feeling Nigerians will totally cast that Healthcare CoS within 3 years

It's not even supposed to be paid for so I wonder why people are paying through their noses for it to the point of 5M or even 12M.

12M just to spend 5 years changing diapers is madness no matter how anyone paints it

Haba!

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 7:16am On Apr 29, 2023
missjekyll:
This is worrying. Do people not know that COS is free? Why are they chargingfor it?How can we help?


Question is, Do Nigerians want help? Everyone wants shortcut and desperation is being exploited

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 7:18am On Apr 29, 2023
Phenmeson:


You may be lucky enough to have it less than 6weeks, but mine with fight and 5trips to d 9ja embassy, it took me 3months. Few last year applicant never see their passport even till April.


Can I start my application 6 months to Passport expiry?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by dustydee: 7:52am On Apr 29, 2023
lightnlife:
Your 'dare statement' is factually incorrect.

The Naira ranks 137 on the global Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) list, which is way below distabilised Libya's Dinah at 61. The Pound however sits at number 25.
https://www.theglobaleconomy.com/rankings/gdp_per_capita_ppp/#:~:text=GDP%20per%20capita%2C%20Purchasing%20Power,available%20from%201990%20to%202021.

Your assertion confirms you've been out of tune with the realities in Nigeria. In a country where a large chunk of the active population are unemployed or underemployed, where people spend 70% of their monthly income on feeding alone, how do you say the currency has higher purchasing potency? Workers borrow money to transport themselves to work having exhausted their income on basic commodities.

I recently moved to UK, and I can you that barely a year back when I left Naija, it was already tough for many. I wasn't a regular earner ((averaging $2k monthly) but it mehn, it wasn't looking bright by the day. It was crazy; weekly expenses was about 100K for a household of 2. Was constantly wondering how low earners survived.

How do you even talk of high PPP in the face of under-reported inflation at over 20%?

I might wrap your sentiment under patriotism but I'd rather we address the facts based on indicative facts and realities than err on the side of blind patriotism.





Thank you for the correction. I stand corrected. What I intended to say is that the naira goes much further than the pound equivalent but that does not even matter, just saying.

Q: Why do you think many Nigerians are migrating? Nigerians migrate for various reasons. I for example, wanted to learn how to do things the proper way so I can contribute to the growth and development of Nigeria.


Q: What do you think is the annual salary of a manager in a Nigerian company? Since you left it open, my former colleagues who are managers now earn about £52k equivalent which is not too far from what I earn as a manager in the UK.


Q: How many active Nigerians in diapora have you seen return home to pick up a job? That's an individual choice, there are many, especially from where I come from, that return home. Heck, I spoke with lots of my friends back ome who have foreclosed the idea of moving abroad even though they have the means.

But as I said, it's all individual preference and what I like may not be what you like. That does not mean you or I are crazy.
Nigeria was good to me, may God give me the opportunity to pay her back.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Tier4Dependant: 7:53am On Apr 29, 2023
hustla:


I have a feeling Nigerians will totally cast that Healthcare CoS within 3 years

It's not even supposed to be paid for so I wonder why people are paying through their noses for it to the point of 5M or even 12M.

12M just to spend 5 years changing diapers is madness no matter how anyone paints it

Haba!

Your view. Those that pay it don’t see it that way

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Ifyluv23: 8:08am On Apr 29, 2023
Hello, please I need guidance on this. I am already in the UK on student visa since September with my spouse. We want to apply fir our kids to join us.

Do I still have to show POF for my spouse I and the kids? Please note school fees have been fully paid

Secondly, can I combine my UK bank statement with Nigerian bank statement? I am thinking of using my Halifaxt bank account to make up for the balance as I don't have time to start counting 28 days again.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by AlphaCentaurii: 8:36am On Apr 29, 2023
Hwy9:

#57,800
Thanks
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by bigtt76(f): 9:03am On Apr 29, 2023
Yes and advisable. When you go for capture, insist on keeping your passport for identification purposes. You will be asked to sign a form or write officially requesting same.


hustla:



Can I start my application 6 months to Passport expiry?

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by bigtt76(f): 9:08am On Apr 29, 2023
Desperation by our people caused this. The employer (agent) has what many are looking for - CoS but are holding back from issuing it even though they need workers to work for them, they are not desperate to hire cause they hold the joker and can benefit from the desperation.


hustla:



I have a feeling Nigerians will totally cast that Healthcare CoS within 3 years

It's not even supposed to be paid for so I wonder why people are paying through their noses for it to the point of 5M or even 12M.

12M just to spend 5 years changing diapers is madness no matter how anyone paints it

Haba!

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 9:23am On Apr 29, 2023
bigtt76:
Desperation by our people caused this. The employer (agent) has what many are looking for - CoS but are holding back from issuing it even though they need workers to work for them, they are not desperate to hire cause they hold the joker and can benefit from the desperation.



Apt smiley
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hustla(m): 9:24am On Apr 29, 2023
bigtt76:
Yes and advisable. When you go for capture, insist on keeping your passport for identification purposes. You will be asked to sign a form or write officially requesting same.



Thanks!
Ill be sure to do that before they carry me handicap
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Phayie(m): 9:26am On Apr 29, 2023
hustla:



I have a feeling Nigerians will totally cast that Healthcare CoS within 3 years. It'll surely cast or the loopholes will be corrected (but it's not only Nigerian that does it)

It's not even supposed to be paid for Yes
so I wonder why people are paying through their noses for it to the point of 5M or even 12M.

12M just to spend 5 years changing diapers is madness no matter how anyone paints it I don't think it's "madness" to secure your "future" and your generation. A good example is what's going on in Sudan, with your foreign passport you'll be sure of your safety out of the country at least to a large extent than having the 12M in your bank during the time of war

Haba!

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