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Family / Re: Wives Living In Nigeria And Husbands Abroad: My Encounter by atutupoyoyo2211: 10:47am On Sep 25, 2020
Exactly. My wife and i got married in 2015, and i had to leave her home in 2016 and travel to Canada for greener pastures. But we both endured it and in 2018, i brought her over to Canada as a permanent resident. Now things are going very well for us. Most men dont leave because the want to but because they have to. That is what makes a man.
Samakus:


Nice to see a lady with this mindset. A lot of people, gender notwithstanding, believe that one can't do without sex. That's a notion I find very untrue, maybe because I fit hold body small.

Truth is, if people learn to control their sexual urges, we have successfully solved 80% of world's problems. Sadly, quite a very high percentage of human population just can't

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 4:11pm On Jul 23, 2020
i did have 2 jobs, but i had no overtime on any of them, just regular hours. But like you said, the society one lives in matters a lot. I love Nigeria, but trust me, as a shell contract staff, i put in a lot of work, and transportation alone from island to mainland gulped about 5 extra unpaid hours in my day, and then you go back home to no light, noise from generator, security issues, LASMA, road safety, and SARS. No matter how we look at it, no matter the tax, no matter the bills, the peace of mind in a civilized country outside Nigeria can never be overemphasized.
sharpman1:


Exactly my point. He has more opportunities and potential to be better.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:28pm On Jul 20, 2020
No i am not. I work as a Security Guard for now.
Luckybelt:

What kind of economy is that 5.3 m naira less than 4 months and you are not a medical consultant.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 6:45pm On Jul 18, 2020
They refunded it. It was when it was refunded they told me it was bank error. I guess they didnt want me to sue. Cos it was their customer care that told me what happened at the bank branch.
Brightfab:

Nawa oh,hope they refunded you your money?

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:23pm On Jul 18, 2020
Honestly it was anger that made me remove that money from the bank. I wanted to make a withdrawal of 10k and the bank started asking me useless questions as if the money is not my own. Even asking me why i was withdrawing it. And the funny thing is that, this same bank did not see anything suspicious when someone walked in one of their branches in BC about a month ago, cancelled my bank card, opened a new bank card and spent almost $5k of my money in 36hours. They didnt even notice it until i called them to block my account. After investigating, they called me and apologized saying it was bank error.
Now tell me, how is it bank error when someone,
walks into a branch, cancels your card, opens a new card and then makes an atm withdrawal
of $900, then 300, then 400, from the same atm in the bank premises, and then goes on a spending spree to almost $5000, and they didnt see anything suspicious in that. The funny thing was that an hour before the person cancelled my card i made a transaction in a different province. for example, how can someone make an atm withdrawal in Halifax and then one hour later come to a bank branch in Vancouver to cancel the same card?

Lexusgs430:



Why not push to an alternate savings account (even if interest rate is very low)?.....

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:06pm On Jul 18, 2020
Not yet, still working my old jobs, but i am currently making applications to finally quit working as a security guard. Its been a good run, but its time to move on.
Luckymama:


Welcome back. I was wondering whether na wind of life carry you go. Congratulations and thanks for giving those of us hopeful immigrants a realistic picture of life in Canada. You were not too negative neither did you paint a picture of life being like heaven.

Have you changed jobs now?

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 12:47pm On Jul 17, 2020
Hey Guys, its been a while. I have been off for a while just to concentrate on work. By the way, i have made my Savings target. I actually hit 20k savings on the 15th of July, three and half months from when i started. I withdrew everything as cash and gave wifey to hold, so that i can start saving again. To be honest, this pandemic actually helped, cos there was no place to spend the money.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 2:07pm On May 09, 2020
You said it like it is. I had a savings target, i couldnt make it because my hours were cut. But you know something, i think the main reason i couldnt make much last year was also because i had to relocate provinces to go to school. Last year i worked only till july and then december and i still made 51k. Now i didnt say i saved 51k, i said i made. My wife made 22k just working
till july last year too. (we worked in the same company). Now supposing i didnt have to stop work and go to school, there would have been a possibility that i would have actually made up to 90k last year and adding my wife's income, we would have comfortably surpassed 100k last year. My overtime hours were cut at my main job last year, but i got another job working security for the Jewish congregation, that was how i was able to still make 51k in 7 months.Like i always say, and will always say, it is possible.Now as for saving 20k in 3 months, i will do it. I didn't say i will make, I will save 20k by the end of July. God willing.
salford1:

Your maths though. You have assumed the rate of $16 for 80 hours week. Depending on organization and whether staff is monthly or hourly, an hour above regular hours could be a time and half. Double time if a statutory holiday. Let's assume security (hourly staff) or most 12 hours per shift jobs are 48 hours per week as they usually work 4days on and 3 days off. That would mean regular hours ($16*48) + Overtime hours ($16*1.5*(80-48)) = weekly wage.

I believe OP made 100k as he posted his tax return, but he must have worked a crazy number of hours, including OTs and stats to achieve that figure. The savings is where it's abit grey. Making 100k a year is different from saving the amount he targeted a year. i.e. target of 120k savings within 2 years I believe. To be honest, op's savings target is very high and would be very hard to achieve even if OT hours were not cut. Not much is usually left to save after taxes, deductions, bills and expenses.

OP assumed he would continue to work several hours. Overtime hours are often capped by organizations. He actually later admitted in the thread that the company had cut hours, and the target was no longer realistic. This is the same reason why banks and other credit agencies usually consider only wages/income stated on job contract letter and would often ignore OT hours when granting credits like mortgages, loans, LOC etc. OT hours are not guaranteed.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 2:35pm On May 02, 2020
I stopped responding to your comments Babyvet, cos you actually do not give constructive critism, you insult a lot. You called me a phoney, a liar,
and other obscene words, and you don't even know me. Someone at the beginning of this thread said that i would soon start contacting people for business from this thread, and its over 2 years now, if i have contacted anyone, pls let them tell us. My new goal was to save 15k by the 10 of July, i am upping that to 20k by the end of July. I am doing this cos my wife decided to take up 70% of our rent which is about $800, and i am already at $4200 in my savings as of end of April. I started the savings on the 10th of April. This is the last year i wanna work so much hours. After this year, and i can save what i want to save, it will be time to invest. And if i can save the $20k by the end of July, God willing i will go for another 20k before the end of the year. This will also be my last year working as a Security guard. I will be moving on to Cybersecurity. Those who want to be inspired can be, and those who chose to be negative, well, God bless. Life is too precious, to waste on negativity, its not like anyone of us are going to get out of life alive anyway.
Babyvet:


Constructive criticism is not negativity .

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 10:25pm On May 01, 2020
Shit is really real here. We have already had 4 deaths in our health center from Covid 19. we also have about 6 staff infected. I screened a nurse today with a high temperature, 2 days in a row, I'm almost certain she has it too cos she was a nurse for 2 of the 4 covid patients. In the past 2 weeks, i was fortunate enough to prevent 3 potential Covid cases from coming into the center. You know, for the first time, i began to reevaluate my commitment today. i know i am helping out, but sometimes i feel i need to be selfish too.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 3:15am On Apr 12, 2020
My guy, live to work for 5 years and work to live for life.
RuudVanNisteroy:

Work to live and not live to work.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 10:18pm On Apr 11, 2020
yeah I meant the first one. I dont qualify for the CERB once I'm working. And moreover, if i try to take it and work, i will still have to pay back. its simply not right. Other people are really having a hard time now and need that money. But lets see if i can meet my target.
naijaman3:



@atutupoyoyo2211:

First, like I have said in the past and shared my personal experience to show that your goal is doable, I must state again that I like your drive.
Considering that you are still working, I do not understand the part in bold in your statement above regarding sitting at home to take government $2K. Please clarify on it. Are you saying that:

1. Instead of working, you could have stayed at home (not work) and just take the $2K (but you chose to work and not take the money) or
2. Despite working, you will be taking government $2K

I honestly think you meant the first statement and if that is the case, no issue with that but if it is the second then you are not qualified to take the money and it will be wrong of you doing so. In addition, I can guarantee that the government will come after you later if you are working and still taking the $2K.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 5:18pm On Apr 11, 2020
By the way my goal is to save CAD15k after taxes by 10th of July 2020, which is 3 months from now . Lets see if that will happen or maybe i may get close. If anything changes in my situation, i will also let the house know.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 5:12pm On Apr 11, 2020
Hey guys, so i want to just try a quick 3 months activity. As some of you know, because of School i have not been able to work so much late last year and this year so far. So i decided last night to work for the next 3 months. I have 2 places i will work at. First is a health center and the 2nd is a pharmaceutical company. Now i'm gonna be doing security at the 2 companies.
I got 4 security job offers, but i decided to go for the 2 safest and also the ones i could help out during this pandemic. Now i could sit at home and take the government $2k, my wife is doing that already. But working gives me an opportunity to make 4k or 5k each month. I know we are in a pandemic, and i am keeping myself as safe as can be, we are provided all the PPE we require. i'm gonna put up a picture of me in my PPE.
Now, i am gonna put up all the paystubs up as i get them, so we can also see the taxes I'm paying. Now i do have bills to pay as does everyone, but I'm gonna plan it out as best as i can. The health center pays $20.448 an hour while the pharmaceutical company pays $17.20.
I like doing this cos its very educative and informative based on personal experiences, on how much one can earn and save on little wages.
Hopefully, we will all survive this pandemic and give God the glory and our medical practitioners the kudos.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 11:30pm On Mar 31, 2020
i've got a question, i know the qualifications for E.I., but does every one not working cos of the COVID qualify for the emergency benefit? This question is for those in Canada
ttmacoy:
Thanks been working from home for over 2 weeks now, trying to avoid crowds and exposure.

The 200k figure was a worse case estimate, I don’t believe the actual numbers will be close to those numbers but we definitely need to take the lockdown serious once and for all.


Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 4:26pm On Mar 31, 2020
I see you are in Ontario, I will DM you my contact lets discuss.
Fhemmmy:


Brother. if you are willing and ready, me and you can debate this to educate one another, i am not saying i know it all neither am i saying you are lying, however, i will like to know how you and your family have been able to do this, so others can learn from such because it is NOT adding up . . .Based on the calculations, except your sister have done some other things - it is IMPOSSIBLE for her to save 100,000$ in couple of years working as PSW
Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 3:30pm On Mar 31, 2020
I'm actually not offended. Your statistics may be right for the average PSW. Like they say, the average security guard makes maybe about CAD28k a year, but i wasnt the average guard. I make explanations based on my personal experience, not what the average statistics says. Thats why i created this thread. Because before my family came to Canada, all we were hearing and seeing is the same statistics you are providing. But obviously, i guess we are not the average.
Fhemmmy:


Most experienced PSW in Canada makes average of $ 40,000 CND per year
Please mind you that out of that 40,000$ - He or she will pay an income tax of 8000$ - meaning take home would be 32,000$
Except the person is living for free, he or she will pay minimum rent of 12,000$ per year
Transportation if he or she has a car - Gas, insurance and year maintenance - 10,200$ per year
if you have no car of your own as a PSW - you will have to go on public transit and that means possibility of doing extra work will be limited
Communications and long distance calling Nigeria - Another 1200 per year
Except person that doesn't mingle with all these Nigerians that are into weekly parties, he or she will need to buy clothes and stuff - say 2400 per year
This means 32,000 - 25,800 = $6,200 per year


That is the kinda savings that is possible per year for someone that lives a very conservative lifestyle and as a PSW worker with the most experience.
However, it is possible to do a double shift, meaning doing like 60 to 80 hours a week and such will make money with over time, however, at the end of the year, you will give it back to the government in taxes but still be able to save more.


With the picture that the OP has painted above, the PSW doesn't have the most experience and with little experience or training, such staff will be making around 30,000$ a year before taxes and with taxes, such will be average of 6300$ in taxes and go home with 23,000$ per year

On the other hand, i give credit to the OP and his sister that she did PSW while in school because that is the best way for a nurse to be able to pay for her own education but the only not very smart thing done by them was to get the student loan with such money they claim to be making because student loan in Canada is not free, they will pay it back and with interest too.

I am not here to debunk the claim of any savings BUT we should be careful with information we are giving to the people out of canada because someone will make decision based on information that isn't really possible for everyone . .my apologies if OP is offended with my comment, but please let's be real with information we post for others

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 3:18pm On Mar 31, 2020
So pls how is CAD53k equivalent to 51k pounds,? and she saved that in 3 years, you gotta read properly man. I'm done.
Kekereekun123:
https://www.nairaland.com/4857306/monthly-savings-canada/7#73758467. 53k CAD. bros take it easy with all these lies abeg

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:15pm On Mar 31, 2020
its really funny. I posted my paystubs, my CRA info, my bank balance and even a lot more, that i didn't need to show. Even if they are inside the accounts office paying your salary, they will still say you are lying.
MrTeeo:
Nigerians una get wahala ooo. You're not doing what he is doing and you're here saying he is lying. Someone is comparing UK to Canada. Do you know how many hours she's working. You all should chill abeg

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 1:10pm On Mar 31, 2020
Normally, i would probably not reply, but since we are all staying at home, i have a little more time. First of all, My mum never did any savings in pounds, she was in Canada not Uk, so obviously it was in dollars. And maybe you can show me where i said 51k pounds, that would be nice. Second of all, Your sister worked very hard just like mine. Maybe if you try and do the same, you won't be complaining about someone else income.
Kekereekun123:
stop wasting your time with this guy. Its clear he is not telling the truth. His mother also saved 51k pounds. Lies upon lies. My sister worked in a 3 care homes while in the uk. Used to come home 3 times a week. Never had 70 or 100k income

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 11:14pm On Mar 27, 2020
On second thoughts, had to go through my entire thread to make sure i didnt post any revealing info. So, my location is Toronto at the moment. Though when I'm ready, i wont buy in toronto, its freaking expensive. Thinking about Edmonton.
atutupoyoyo2211:
we actually have some good info on real estate. Dont really wanna disclose my sister's location and mine, u know, cos of security.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 11:02pm On Mar 27, 2020
we actually have some good info on real estate. Dont really wanna disclose my sister's location and mine, u know, cos of security.
Fhemmmy:


The longer she waits, the more she will find it difficult to even get a house to buy, for easy breakdown where in Canada are you and your sister, province and city?

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 8:20pm On Mar 27, 2020
That's actually a good advise. She is trying to save up to 150k to put a huge down payment on house. That will reduce her mortage payment to just about $1k a month.
Mizwisdom:


I mean no harm, try to introduce investments to her, keeping such money in an account is only good for the bank

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 7:36pm On Mar 27, 2020
Thanks a lot. We dey try rugged this coronavirus here in Canada. Its not easy.
KingCurtis21:



Welcome back bro..

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 7:25pm On Mar 27, 2020
Well, I made $100,039. in 2018. I applied for a student loan of over $40k but was given $9870, so obviously i guess we can get loans in Canada.
CutieKing:


I dont live in canada so I cant conveniently talk about what goes on there but I guess they share similarities with that of the US.i dont doubt your story because I have no reason to do so,it is your story and I respect it but what I found amusing is you applying for student loans with hefty interest rate after making 6 figures the previous year.Generally speaking,no individual making over $50k in US can qualify for anything government.
Also,it seems you guys dont have any expenses,no bills, nothing if your sister who worked part time as psw could save such yearly.
I dont know what to think of such situations but its ok.
Goodluck .

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 7:13pm On Mar 27, 2020
No offense at all, but i dont see the point explaining considering your reasoning right now. Please dont be offended ok.
Mizwisdom:



So she has over $100,000 just sitting in her account? if she worked hard for that type of money she won't just leave it sitting around like that, what for? something is not adding up

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 4:44pm On Mar 27, 2020
For clarification, you are right, cos i applied for student loan in 2019 and i was given a very little amount and no grant because of how much i made in 2018. Now i said my sister had the money sitting in her account, i didn't say she made it all in a year. My sister worked as a personal support worker for 2 years before applying for a nursing degree. She worked part time while pursing her nursing degree and she just completed her RN qualification exam in February this year. the money she has was not made as nurse but was saved up from the time she was a PSW. Specifically, she didn't save much in 2016, but according to her, she saved 40k in 2017, 22k in 2018 and 18k in 2019. And trust me, as a nurse, she will make much more.
CutieKing:


Someone making over 100k annually still qualifies for a student loans??.
Oga,is there something you are not telling us because this is sounding like a fairytale to me o.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 4:33pm On Mar 27, 2020
If you read my thread from the beginning, you could have seen where i said i worked for multiple companies. I worked most times 16hrs a day for my main security Job and for the second one, i made sure i got a job that was very independent. My second job was in a construction site where i was the only guard and the camera line of site allowed me to bring in an inflatable bed and sleep throughout the night after i had locked the gate. So my typical day for the first 5 months was, go to my main job, then go to my second job and sleep for about 6 and half hours, then go to my house which was about 5 minutes away, take a bath, change and go to my main job. I planned myself well, so i made it work. There were a couple of times i worked 22 hours in my main job, but that didnt happen often.
CutieKing:


The point is this,you dont just get into any job with the sole purpose of working overtime and now think you are making money.if you work $16.5 an hour and you made 100k in a year,we can just assume you worked for over 20hrs every single day before you can achieve that if its actually possible.that is not only a safety hazard but a death warrant waiting to happen.
Getting a good job is the key and not over reliance on overtime work as a mean to an improved income earning

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 2:20pm On Mar 27, 2020
And mind you, my basic pay was $16.50 an hour. Imagine those that have a basic pay $25 an hour, and have adequate overtime. So please, a lot of us here work hard, very hard. And you don't need a big Job to succeed. Give yourselves at least 5 years to settle down and if you can pls go to school here, even if its a diploma. Trust me, it will be beneficial for you. one can also be a truck driver, try and get your AZ license, start with a company and then become an owner/operator, You make at least 5 trips a month to and fro the US and i guarantee you a pay of $10k before takes. Like i said, i speak with facts.
atutupoyoyo2211:
When i started this thread in 2018, my aim was to make us know, if we work hard in any Job we have, we can actually make enough money to take care of ourselves. I haven't filed my 2019 tax info yet, but i will post my 2018 tax info. In 2018 the only Job i worked was as a Security guard in 4 different companies. For those talking about nurses, i wont even get to that. I know PSW thats made over $100k a year before taxes. My sister is a nurse, she currently has over CAD$100k sitting in her account. 80k was from her earnings, 20k was from her student loan grant portion. You all know i was speak with facts and proof.

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Travel / Re: My Monthly Savings In Canada by atutupoyoyo2211: 2:11pm On Mar 27, 2020
When i started this thread in 2018, my aim was to make us know, if we work hard in any Job we have, we can actually make enough money to take care of ourselves. I haven't filed my 2019 tax info yet, but i will post my 2018 tax info. In 2018 the only Job i worked was as a Security guard in 4 different companies. For those talking about nurses, i wont even get to that. I know PSW thats made over $100k a year before taxes. My sister is a nurse, she currently has over CAD$100k sitting in her account. 80k was from her earnings, 20k was from her student loan grant portion. You all know i always speak with facts and proof.
CutieKing:
But why are people claiming audio income on this thread ??.
someone who makes 5k after tax has an average gross of around 8k.you pay federal tax,state tax,social security, Medicare, union due,retirement and host of others depending on your circumstances.
Besides why is everyone talking about overtime as if its statutory obligations?.does every job requires overtime?.
People should be able to tell themselves the truth somehow and stop this fantasy.
Besides is community support work a professional job??.I doubt.

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Health / Re: Coronavirus: Chikwe Ihekweazu Quarantined (Nigeria Disease Control Agency Boss) by atutupoyoyo2211: 7:01pm On Mar 03, 2020
I dont know why sometimes we just talk anyhow. Chikwe is an employee of the World health Organization. He was in China as a delegation WHO sent to China to access the spread of the Corona Virus. When he returned the Nigerian Government asked him to head the Nigerian CDC. Quarantine is just a normal process for anyone who visited an area that has substantial spread of the virus.
Perfecttouchade:
Wetin this guy go do for China... Nigerians be forming kingkong on top this virus ish..well able minister, please enjoy ur quarantine period, no spit for outside for now, no piss for outside, make u no allow mosquitoes bite u because we never know if mosquitoes fit dey distribute this thing too o..God bless Nigeria

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Celebrities / Re: Uriel Oputa Slams Men Sending Love Proposals To Her For British Papers by atutupoyoyo2211: 10:39pm On Dec 18, 2019
I am a guy happily married, and pls no offense to you, but I think this is statement terribly out of place and completely wrong. Please ladies, your beauty is not in your husband, your beauty is in your happiness
lonelydora:
Congratulations Uriel, but also remember that "The beauty of a woman is her husband"

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