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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by udeh3(m): 6:36am On Mar 25, 2023
Pointnoire:
And what exactly is that comfort in Nigeria, the inability to cash money from the bank? Endless fuel ques for no reason? Waking up at 4 am to be at work at 8 am because your choice is limited, generating your own electricity, your own security your private water board. you cannot travel between any two states at night because of fear of armed robbers and kidnappers, and unreasonable inflation because the price of kpomo and palm oil is somehow tied t the dollar rate. Most of you who type this kind of rubbish can't get a visa to travel or are too scared to travel because of fear of the unknown, and even if you manage to travel, you are too lazy for the grind as per no house girl and gateman to order around for peanuts.

The only difference is security. In UK, you have good security, especially, when you're broke. Nobody knows s broke person, talkless of kidnapping them. So,get it right, in UK, they kidnap too, you just don't know because, you don't have money. Even the footballers over there aren't finding it funny

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by appini: 6:36am On Mar 25, 2023
Na English language deceived many Nigerians enter UK.. there are other countries inside Europe wey clear, once you get legal residence.

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by udeh3(m): 6:42am On Mar 25, 2023
Uglyman029:


LoL. I saw crows2ravens post and I laugh too. Maybe he doesn't know most Nigerians here earn less than £2500. Before you pay your utilities, and housing billsw, this Money is gone. Not forgetting that you'll eat. Except the securities of life (bad things also happen here but they get solved unlike Nigerians which crime tarry for long),the quality of life I was actually living in Nigeria was far better than this UK. But I'm here already, shame no go catch us. Peace

Thanks for being sincere...
In Nigeria, you can even scope your landlord when rent expire till like two months time before paying, over there, who know you!

Make we just get government wen get sense small, you go see how people go run come back like mad

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by CXLVII: 6:42am On Mar 25, 2023
appini:
Na English language deceived many Nigerians enter UK.. there are other countries inside Europe wey clear, once you get legal residence.

Exactly!

Nigerians are one way traffic! They are not diverse in research!

What’s in UK? Ask all migrating, how many has a multinational company sponsored? Most are picking up care jobs and using masters degree to wipe asses of the elderly.


Great channels opened but the “one direction mentality” seems to be a curse!

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by Nobody: 6:45am On Mar 25, 2023
udeh3:


Thanks for being sincere...
In Nigeria, you can even scope your landlord when rent expire till like two months time before paying, over there, who know you!

Make we just get government wen get sense small, you go see how people go run come back like mad

It's not like people abroad don't want to be sincere but Nigerians don't like that. They want to hear only the positive side. Yes there's 24hrs light but I pay heavily for it. The government tax all pennies to death. But In nigeria, you fit use light make u no pay and it's not supposed to be so

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by udeh3(m): 6:52am On Mar 25, 2023
Uglyman029:


It's not like people abroad don't want to be sincere but Nigerians don't like that. They want to hear only the positive side. Yes there's 24hrs light but I pay heavily for it. The government tax all pennies to death. But In nigeria, you fit use light make u no pay and it's not supposed to be so

I understand you perfectly. Amongst 7 friends, 5 are in Europe, so, I get
Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by bayplus: 6:52am On Mar 25, 2023
StreetFight:


Nah your business be that. As you are too poor to afford it, stop hating on those who can. Nobody send your Mama message and nobody ask your Papa for advice

Your name fits you die.

The man was just wondering wether it makes sense, but your reply nah for war.

The Vawulence no be small!

Calm down!

UK or travelling abroad no be for everybody. And till the end of the world, people will continue to move from one part of the world to another. Evwn if nigeria is good. Americans, British, French, Chinese etc relocate everydayto live in other part of the world.

Whatever suits you. To each unto his own

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by Backpedal: 6:55am On Mar 25, 2023
Carcholce:


There’s no comfortability in Nigeria. Even if you have plenty money, the imaginary comfort ends inside your house.
Yup
Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by blabulu2000: 6:57am On Mar 25, 2023
Threesha:
SOME TIPS ABOUT LIVING IN UK

I’ll like to prepare your mind as a married man that when you get to UK,there’s higher chance for you to baby sit, ook, dishes, change pampers, get the kids set for school, etc. It’s better to get yourself acquainted with this ahead.

This is not to ridicule your personality, they are things you might need to do to keep the family running. And as the wife, have it in mind that you might not get to live that luxury life of “my husband is responsible for family upkeep”nah. Living in UK, you are meant to complement each other in every aspect.

Accommodation in UK isn’t a joke, if you are single, I advice you to look for single room en-suite or studio, furnished, all bills inclusive. Renting two bed apartment if it’s just you isn’t advisable. Check Spareroom,on the market, zoopla, Rightmove or Facebook market for rooms to let.

Pending the time you’ll be able to buy your desired item(s),check out Facebook market for cheap or free preloved/new items such as;furnitures,mattresses, beddings, kitchen utensils and the likes (I got my microwave on Facebook market for £10 and it’s as good as new).

However, be careful so as not to be scammed,I advice you do pay on delivery/pickup. Register with Olio aswell for free items(both new and preloved) including foodstuffs within and outside your area.

You might not be able to open standard bank until few months later, you can register with online bank like Monzo or Revolut to carry out your transactions, it’s easy & safe to use. Also, register with Lemonade if you want to change £ to #, easy to use as well with no charges apply.

Coming across different people with different cultural backgrounds, it’s advisable to ask individual what and how they would like to be addressed. Don’t make assumptions, people get offended if they are addressed wrongly.

Be time conscious, if you are to resume work by 19:00 to relief others, ensure you arrive few minutes earlier. The person you are to relief at work also has childminder or husband at home to relief for work as well.

Don’t try to force or change your accent while communicating. The more you change or force British accent the more you make communication difficult for everyone. Speak gently and clearly, believe me, they will hear you more than faking British accent. And if you can’t hear them, in a polite way ask them to speak slowly and gently so you can understand & they would be glad to do so.

Job wise, don’t be selective at first, get yourself something legit doing, all jobs here are stressful, at least you’ll be able to update your CV for future sake. I hope you get what I mean.

Let the words “PLEASE AND THANK YOU” be your favourite quotes daily, it goes a long way and they might pave way for you.

Don’t engage in gossips, they don’t keep secret here, whatever you say will be used against you later on.

If you have BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION store around you, they sell nice stuffs as low as £1, pop in there and minimise your spending.

Stay tuned for next post.
Moyisola


And how many of these people are in UK...?/
Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by frankyychiji(f): 7:09am On Mar 25, 2023
ibtommy:

Tinubu go soon change that narrative when one dollar goes down to as low as #50. All Nigerians in the UK will cry to come back home. Na overrated country. No wonder they are giving PG admission to every Tom Dick and Harry.
You people have come again with your one dollar to one naira ish.
Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by utepu: 7:19am On Mar 25, 2023
Thanks, keep them comming.

This is not to ridicule your personality, they are things you might need to do to keep the family running. And as the wife, have it in mind that you might not get to live that luxury life of “my husband is responsible for family upkeep”nah. Living in UK, you are meant to complement each other in every aspect.

Accommodation in UK isn’t a joke, if you are single, I advice you to look for single room en-suite or studio, furnished, all bills inclusive. Renting two bed apartment if it’s just you isn’t advisable. Check Spareroom,on the market, zoopla, Rightmove or Facebook market for rooms to let.

Pending the time you’ll be able to buy your desired item(s),check out Facebook market for cheap or free preloved/new items such as;furnitures,mattresses, beddings, kitchen utensils and the likes (I got my microwave on Facebook market for £10 and it’s as good as new).

However, be careful so as not to be scammed,I advice you do pay on delivery/pickup. Register with Olio aswell for free items(both new and preloved) including foodstuffs within and outside your area.

You might not be able to open standard bank until few months later, you can register with online bank like Monzo or Revolut to carry out your transactions, it’s easy & safe to use. Also, register with Lemonade if you want to change £ to #, easy to use as well with no charges apply.

Coming across different people with different cultural backgrounds, it’s advisable to ask individual what and how they would like to be addressed. Don’t make assumptions, people get offended if they are addressed wrongly.

Be time conscious, if you are to resume work by 19:00 to relief others, ensure you arrive few minutes earlier. The person you are to relief at work also has childminder or husband at home to relief for work as well.

Don’t try to force or change your accent while communicating. The more you change or force British accent the more you make communication difficult for everyone. Speak gently and clearly, believe me, they will hear you more than faking British accent. And if you can’t hear them, in a polite way ask them to speak slowly and gently so you can understand & they would be glad to do so.

Job wise, don’t be selective at first, get yourself something legit doing, all jobs here are stressful, at least you’ll be able to update your CV for future sake. I hope you get what I mean.

Let the words “PLEASE AND THANK YOU” be your favourite quotes daily, it goes a long way and they might pave way for you.

Don’t engage in gossips, they don’t keep secret here, whatever you say will be used against you later on.

If you have BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION store around you, they sell nice stuffs as low as £1, pop in there and minimise your spending.

Stay tuned for next post.
Moyisola[/quote]

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by ceejayluv(m): 7:25am On Mar 25, 2023
crows2ravens:

Do you know that in the UK, with your minimum wage (which is everyone gets at least) you can afford decent accommodation, good food, some good clothes and nice shoes, a small latest model car (like 2023 model), and travel to other countries once a year or two?
Life is a lot better in UK!
2023 car with minimum wage? Haha. A minimum wage earner can hardly even make the down payment.

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by jhubril(m): 7:31am On Mar 25, 2023
I don't have to live in the UK to make it in life. I have a steady stream of incomes as a web3 consultant,a crypto journalist and a researcher.

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by omoluka: 7:31am On Mar 25, 2023
Pointnoire:
And what exactly is that comfort in Nigeria, the inability to cash money from the bank? Endless fuel ques for no reason? Waking up at 4 am to be at work at 8 am because your choice is limited, generating your own electricity, your own security your private water board. you cannot travel between any two states at night because of fear of armed robbers and kidnappers, and unreasonable inflation because the price of kpomo and palm oil is somehow tied t the dollar rate. Most of you who type this kind of rubbish can't get a visa to travel or are too scared to travel because of fear of the unknown, and even if you manage to travel, you are too lazy for the grind as per no house girl and gateman to order around for peanuts.
Good one
Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by phemmyfour: 7:32am On Mar 25, 2023
Threesha:
SOME TIPS ABOUT LIVING IN UK

I’ll like to prepare your mind as a married man that when you get to UK,there’s higher chance for you to baby sit, ook, dishes, change pampers, get the kids set for school, etc. It’s better to get yourself acquainted with this ahead.

This is not to ridicule your personality, they are things you might need to do to keep the family running. And as the wife, have it in mind that you might not get to live that luxury life of “my husband is responsible for family upkeep”nah. Living in UK, you are meant to complement each other in every aspect.

Accommodation in UK isn’t a joke, if you are single, I advice you to look for single room en-suite or studio, furnished, all bills inclusive. Renting two bed apartment if it’s just you isn’t advisable. Check Spareroom,on the market, zoopla, Rightmove or Facebook market for rooms to let.

Pending the time you’ll be able to buy your desired item(s),check out Facebook market for cheap or free preloved/new items such as;furnitures,mattresses, beddings, kitchen utensils and the likes (I got my microwave on Facebook market for £10 and it’s as good as new).

However, be careful so as not to be scammed,I advice you do pay on delivery/pickup. Register with Olio aswell for free items(both new and preloved) including foodstuffs within and outside your area.

You might not be able to open standard bank until few months later, you can register with online bank like Monzo or Revolut to carry out your transactions, it’s easy & safe to use. Also, register with Lemonade if you want to change £ to #, easy to use as well with no charges apply.

Coming across different people with different cultural backgrounds, it’s advisable to ask individual what and how they would like to be addressed. Don’t make assumptions, people get offended if they are addressed wrongly.

Be time conscious, if you are to resume work by 19:00 to relief others, ensure you arrive few minutes earlier. The person you are to relief at work also has childminder or husband at home to relief for work as well.

Don’t try to force or change your accent while communicating. The more you change or force British accent the more you make communication difficult for everyone. Speak gently and clearly, believe me, they will hear you more than faking British accent. And if you can’t hear them, in a polite way ask them to speak slowly and gently so you can understand & they would be glad to do so.

Job wise, don’t be selective at first, get yourself something legit doing, all jobs here are stressful, at least you’ll be able to update your CV for future sake. I hope you get what I mean.

Let the words “PLEASE AND THANK YOU” be your favourite quotes daily, it goes a long way and they might pave way for you.

Don’t engage in gossips, they don’t keep secret here, whatever you say will be used against you later on.

If you have BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION store around you, they sell nice stuffs as low as £1, pop in there and minimise your spending.

Stay tuned for next post.
Moyisola
Irrelevant
You LL never see America/Canada japarians post anything like this. It's always UK people, even the ones with one month experience

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by Khastro(m): 7:32am On Mar 25, 2023
Threesha:
SOME TIPS ABOUT LIVING IN UK

Stay tuned for next post.
Moyisola

Thank you Moyisola. You are such a writer and you also captured the apt nuances.
Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by Abujaexpress: 7:39am On Mar 25, 2023
Threesha:
SOME TIPS ABOUT LIVING IN UK

I’ll like to prepare your mind as a married man that when you get to UK,there’s higher chance for you to baby sit, ook, dishes, change pampers, get the kids set for school, etc. It’s better to get yourself acquainted with this ahead.

This is not to ridicule your personality, they are things you might need to do to keep the family running. And as the wife, have it in mind that you might not get to live that luxury life of “my husband is responsible for family upkeep”nah. Living in UK, you are meant to complement each other in every aspect.

Accommodation in UK isn’t a joke, if you are single, I advice you to look for single room en-suite or studio, furnished, all bills inclusive. Renting two bed apartment if it’s just you isn’t advisable. Check Spareroom,on the market, zoopla, Rightmove or Facebook market for rooms to let.

Pending the time you’ll be able to buy your desired item(s),check out Facebook market for cheap or free preloved/new items such as;furnitures,mattresses, beddings, kitchen utensils and the likes (I got my microwave on Facebook market for £10 and it’s as good as new).

However, be careful so as not to be scammed,I advice you do pay on delivery/pickup. Register with Olio aswell for free items(both new and preloved) including foodstuffs within and outside your area.

You might not be able to open standard bank until few months later, you can register with online bank like Monzo or Revolut to carry out your transactions, it’s easy & safe to use. Also, register with Lemonade if you want to change £ to #, easy to use as well with no charges apply.

Coming across different people with different cultural backgrounds, it’s advisable to ask individual what and how they would like to be addressed. Don’t make assumptions, people get offended if they are addressed wrongly.

Be time conscious, if you are to resume work by 19:00 to relief others, ensure you arrive few minutes earlier. The person you are to relief at work also has childminder or husband at home to relief for work as well.

Don’t try to force or change your accent while communicating. The more you change or force British accent the more you make communication difficult for everyone. Speak gently and clearly, believe me, they will hear you more than faking British accent. And if you can’t hear them, in a polite way ask them to speak slowly and gently so you can understand & they would be glad to do so.

Job wise, don’t be selective at first, get yourself something legit doing, all jobs here are stressful, at least you’ll be able to update your CV for future sake. I hope you get what I mean.

Let the words “PLEASE AND THANK YOU” be your favourite quotes daily, it goes a long way and they might pave way for you.

Don’t engage in gossips, they don’t keep secret here, whatever you say will be used against you later on.

If you have BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION store around you, they sell nice stuffs as low as £1, pop in there and minimise your spending.

Stay tuned for next post.
Moyisola
Thanks for this. How much can a 1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms house cost to purchase?
Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by SavageResponse(m): 7:45am On Mar 25, 2023
crows2ravens:

Do you know that in the UK, with your minimum wage (which is everyone gets at least) you can afford decent accommodation, good food, some good clothes and nice shoes, a small latest model car (like 2023 model), and travel to other countries once a year or two?
Life is a lot better in UK!

Stop deceiving yourself, this is not true!

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by Tinubuwillnotru: 7:47am On Mar 25, 2023
Threesha:
SOME TIPS ABOUT LIVING IN UK

I’ll like to prepare your mind as a married man that when you get to UK,there’s higher chance for you to baby sit, ook, dishes, change pampers, get the kids set for school, etc. It’s better to get yourself acquainted with this ahead.

This is not to ridicule your personality, they are things you might need to do to keep the family running. And as the wife, have it in mind that you might not get to live that luxury life of “my husband is responsible for family upkeep”nah. Living in UK, you are meant to complement each other in every aspect.

Accommodation in UK isn’t a joke, if you are single, I advice you to look for single room en-suite or studio, furnished, all bills inclusive. Renting two bed apartment if it’s just you isn’t advisable. Check Spareroom,on the market, zoopla, Rightmove or Facebook market for rooms to let.

Pending the time you’ll be able to buy your desired item(s),check out Facebook market for cheap or free preloved/new items such as;furnitures,mattresses, beddings, kitchen utensils and the likes (I got my microwave on Facebook market for £10 and it’s as good as new).

However, be careful so as not to be scammed,I advice you do pay on delivery/pickup. Register with Olio aswell for free items(both new and preloved) including foodstuffs within and outside your area.

You might not be able to open standard bank until few months later, you can register with online bank like Monzo or Revolut to carry out your transactions, it’s easy & safe to use. Also, register with Lemonade if you want to change £ to #, easy to use as well with no charges apply.

Coming across different people with different cultural backgrounds, it’s advisable to ask individual what and how they would like to be addressed. Don’t make assumptions, people get offended if they are addressed wrongly.

Be time conscious, if you are to resume work by 19:00 to relief others, ensure you arrive few minutes earlier. The person you are to relief at work also has childminder or husband at home to relief for work as well.

Don’t try to force or change your accent while communicating. The more you change or force British accent the more you make communication difficult for everyone. Speak gently and clearly, believe me, they will hear you more than faking British accent. And if you can’t hear them, in a polite way ask them to speak slowly and gently so you can understand & they would be glad to do so.

Job wise, don’t be selective at first, get yourself something legit doing, all jobs here are stressful, at least you’ll be able to update your CV for future sake. I hope you get what I mean.

Let the words “PLEASE AND THANK YOU” be your favourite quotes daily, it goes a long way and they might pave way for you.

Don’t engage in gossips, they don’t keep secret here, whatever you say will be used against you later on.

If you have BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION store around you, they sell nice stuffs as low as £1, pop in there and minimise your spending.

Stay tuned for next post.
Moyisola
nice.i really want to do my masters in the u.k but I don't know which of the schools over there allows for masters without Post graduate courses.
Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by DoxxAnon: 7:47am On Mar 25, 2023
Don’t try to force or change your accent while communicating. The more you change or force British accent the more you make communication difficult for everyone. Speak gently and clearly, believe me, they will hear you more than faking British accent. And if you can’t hear them, in a polite way ask them to speak slowly and gently so you can understand & they would be glad to do so.

This here is the silliest thing Nigerians do especially people from the …

I worked with a chap and when people would walk in, he would begin this attempt at speaking what he felt was British accent. You would see him contorting his face and twisting his tongue and spending 10 seconds to say what he would ordinarily finish in 5 seconds. I would get so frustrated and just speak clearly to the person and they’d get it.
Day 1- they arrive
Day 2- “ you alraiiiii”, “how are you, enneeee (init)”, “ you got heny shange…. enneeee”

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by Tinubuwillnotru: 7:49am On Mar 25, 2023
Karleb:
Most importantly, husband nor dey, wife no dey for UK.

Gerrit. undecided
what if you meet ur course mate for naija over there.... grin
Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by Tinubuwillnotru: 7:52am On Mar 25, 2023
drololaaof:
A word is enough for the wise, but niggar will not listen to you they say you don't want them to come to UK.
there's work over there if one is not lazy...we have people there at least.. friends

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 7:53am On Mar 25, 2023
Some tips about top govt officials getting treatment in the UK

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by sukkot: 8:11am On Mar 25, 2023
udeh3:


Thanks for being sincere...
In Nigeria, you can even scope your landlord when rent expire till like two months time before paying, over there, who know you!

Make we just get government wen get sense small, you go see how people go run come back like mad
elofokanbale

Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by sukkot: 8:15am On Mar 25, 2023
CXLVII:


Exactly!

Nigerians are one way traffic! They are not diverse in research!

What’s in UK? Ask all migrating, how many has a multinational company sponsored? Most are picking up care jobs and using masters degree to wipe asses of the elderly.


Great channels opened but the “one direction mentality” seems to be a curse!



elofakanbale emilokan

Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by PROPEACE: 8:16am On Mar 25, 2023
crows2ravens:

Do you know that in the UK, with your minimum wage (which is everyone gets at least) you can afford decent accommodation, good food, some good clothes and nice shoes, a small latest model car (like 2023 model), and travel to other countries once a year or two?
Life is a lot better in UK!
Oga, living on minimum wage is not a joke. You probably have never been to the UK.

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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by Greenscientist: 8:22am On Mar 25, 2023
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Re: Some Tips About Living In Uk by SavageResponse(m): 8:24am On Mar 25, 2023
nedekid:

I think the suffering is relative.
Usually it is with people that just get there, especially without money and have to scratch from the bottom. Over time their status improves. The good thing over all is that their kids get to go to proper quality schools. Even over time when the kids get naturalized, the sky is the limit. They have acess to student loans to enable them study what ever course.
Rent to me is the highest cost. I think food is quite cheap compared to their earnings. Another crazy cost too seems to be transportation and taxes. One drives within London and by the time you get home and open your computer, so many bills. Just for driving oh. Congestion charge, emissions charges etc, God helps you if you beat traffic light.
I think the ultimate is if one can find a business to setup. One of two of my paddies have such. They are living the good life. Wakeup anytime, go to the office at their convenience etc. But they have paid their dues. Over 24 years in the UK.

Sure your kids will have access to good quality education but your kids can wake up one day and tell you that they have decided to be gay or they want to go for sex realignment! grin

The worst nightmare of any Nigerian parent

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