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Politics / Re: Cost Of Living In UK Compared To Nigeria (Photos) by boyka1: 7:53pm On May 17
neyohh:


There are multiple people complaining about deliveroo, just eat etc on YouTube.

The stress, safety concerns and you buy your kit's , pay insurance etc. .. you're doing ok now because of the lock down and that's going to change when everything re opens .

You can't possibly get a mortgage as well.

Not the best route and saving only 300 pounds is terrible long term.

I save around 4k per month and im yet to become rich lol..

Join the professionals.. try software testing... 450 pounds per day.

Just an advice.. no harm intended.


Oga abeg just rest!

You get free kit when you registers with them and if you want a replacement all you have to do is put an application in to get another. Some people don't like using branded bags for some reasons, so they go ahead to buy unbranded bags on Amazon for about 20 quid.

Yes, the guys on moped/motorcycle and cars pays the statutory vehicle insurance and food insurance but they still make mad sum of money. FYI, Riders on push bikes/electric bikes don't pay insurance.

If for anything the lockdown affected a little bit because people were on furlough and some lost their jobs, hence it affected orders coming in. But even at that we dey make target. FYI, the UK government eased the lockdown more than 2 weeks ago and everything is back to normal and orders are coming in torrents. Btw, as og, wey you claim to be, you suppose know say UK don ease lockdown since na.

Which stress are you talking about? Have you worked in a care home, factory or Amazon warehouse before? Have you worked in retail were you are not allowed to sit unless on break. And why are you hinging on £300 a month saving when you know i used the aforementioned sum as a benchmark. I make little over £2k a month and i save more than 300 quid out of it.

Mr Data Analyst, Mr Pilot or whatever you are, your savings of 4k a month (in your dreams) na for your pocket. Things i have done with my meagre savings as you claimed it to be, cannot be over emphasised.

Peace*
Politics / Re: Cost Of Living In UK Compared To Nigeria (Photos) by boyka1: 2:29pm On May 17
neyohh:


You dey do deliveroo ? That's cash on hand bro.

I doubt your claims because it's can never be a consistent 100 pounds.

And saving only 300 per month is a sure way to poverty.

I'm an og .. i sabi everything cheesy

OG my foot.

How on earth is Deliveroo, Justeat and Ubereats cash in hand job? Money get paid into your bank account a week after. The fact that you don't know this is a testament that you are on here just to rant BS.

Have you wondered why Taxi drivers are quitting Taxi driving for food delivery or why some English people are quitting their 9-5 job for delivery?

Baba i left care job for this and i have never made less than the amount i mentioned earler.
Politics / Re: Cost Of Living In UK Compared To Nigeria (Photos) by boyka1: 12:06am On May 17
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Politics / Re: Cost Of Living In UK Compared To Nigeria (Photos) by boyka1: 12:01am On May 17
DesChyko:
Nonsense. angry

My friend was working while on a video call with me for about 2 hours. We were actually catching up while he worked.
At that leisurely pace, he already bagged £250 for just today. Note that this isn't part of his income targets for the week. He was just bored at home amd decided to do some hours. This isn't even his dream hustle.
We even spoke about him changing his two vehicles for newer ones soon.

Nonsense. angry

By the way, £250 is #150,000.

Nonsense. angry

I believe you 100%

I work 4 to 5 hours Monday to Saturday delivering food with my electric bike. My target is £100 and that can be achieved in 4 to 5 hours. Few days ago, i decided to be greedy by doing a 12 hour shift and i made £200. My electric bike makes the job very easy and enjoyable.

That been said, it is only a lazy man/woman or an illegal migrant on cash on hand job that would have a problem saving atleast £300 a month after bills.

My brother leave that guy with e yeye story.

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Family / Re: Please Is There Any Remmitance That Still Send Naira To Nigeria Bank Account? by boyka1: 11:27am On Apr 22
You can send money to Nigeria using Ohentpay. Their rate is #660 to a pound.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 5 by boyka1: 12:06pm On Feb 23
gigi24:


Finally!!!!!!
How is student life in York?
Do you like it there?

York is an historic city that attracts tourists from all over the world. In terms of diversity, i would say the city is not as diverse like other cities in England but i like it here. So, if you are the type that likes a city with many blacks and Asians then York is not for you.

In respect to jobs, you could easily get a care job that pays about £9 an hour. I am not a student btw.
Politics / Re: Okorocha: Presidency Intervened To Release Me From Police Custody by boyka1: 11:49am On Feb 23
Tolexander:
Since the inception of this administration, we’ve been hearing of presidency! Presidency!! Presidency!!!.

Who is the presidency gan?

In this case, that should be the Inspector General of Police.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 5 by boyka1: 3:56pm On Feb 21
gigi24:
How come no one is considering going to York St. John university tho!

Their tuition is reasonable.It’s 10,300.

Abi Na only me they go there�‍♀️�‍♀️�‍♀️

Check them out o!!

emmaze2000:


Is there scholarship because I’m seeing 12k plus


I am sorry i had to quote you on this. Quite bizzare that nobody talks about York St John or University of York on here. I live in York btw.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 5 by boyka1: 3:46pm On Feb 21
emmaze2000:


Is there scholarship because I’m seeing 12k plus
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 5 by boyka1: 3:44pm On Feb 21
DMainMan:

Actually, University of Hull is the cheapest. It is 9000 pounds for postgraduate courses.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by boyka1: 10:18pm On Dec 19, 2020
boyka1:
Hello everyone

Has anyone used the NHS COVID19 test to travelled to Nigeria using Turkish Airline? The thought of doing a private PCR test and also paying the PCR test on arrival in Nigeria breaks my heart.

My question is specific to Turkish Airline. Thanks

Sequel to the above post few days ago, i am here to inform the house that Turkish airline refused passengers with NHS result. According to them your test result should say "PCR" as contained on the official website of NCDC and should be authorized by the clinic.

I sha followed my instinct to to do a private test pre departure because it would be foolhardy to miss my flight because of 120 quid.

Caveat..I don't know about other airlines, but Turkish airline are very particular about the requirement.

I want to appreciate everyone of you that proffered advice to my question.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by boyka1: 11:13pm On Dec 14, 2020
Hello everyone

Has anyone used the NHS COVID19 test to travelled to Nigeria using Turkish Airline? The thought of doing a private PCR test and also paying the PCR test on arrival in Nigeria breaks my heart.

My question is specific to Turkish Airline. Thanks

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Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 2:43am On Nov 30, 2020
abuhalima:
hello, mate. how is the hustle going over there. I've got some few questions.

how reliable is it to apply for the UK visit visa through travel agents? what are the pros and cons?

how does an immigrant with visit visa cope with trying to work? how do they go around it. what are the challenges?

will be expecting your replies soon. thanks and take care.

You sincerely do not need the services of a travel agent to apply for a UK visa as the UK immigration process is pretty straightforward. Take your time and read this thread https://www.nairaland.com/5233246/general-uk-visa-enquiries-part you will get all the answers you seek.

Goodluck sir.
Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 2:35am On Nov 30, 2020
Ge0grapher:
Hello bokya1. Where does a fresh immigrant start from when looking for a job?? I mean how does he/she go about the whole job search thing.. whether blue collar or white collar??

www.indeed.co.uk
www.Totaljobs.co.uk
www.reed.co.uk

Best of luck!

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Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 4:18pm On Nov 29, 2020
tolajay:
Thanks for the insight.

I really can't see myself getting into that London madness; expensive, ever-busy lifestyle.

A friend, currently in the UK, suggested Northern Island cos she's there as well.

Scotland, I hear is a great place too but for the accent.

I'll continue my research.


Scottish accent off me. Lol.

Wait to hear scouse speaks you will ponder if he or she is talking in chinese.
Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 4:15pm On Nov 29, 2020
monfizzy:


Ok then. If looking for an affordable place avoid London by all means then as it’s quite pricey here. And I’ll suggest that where possible don’t settle for Birmingham and Manchester as well if you’re considering settling in England. Any city in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland shouldn’t be much expensive either.

You couldnt have said it better. London is for strong hearted.

I believe North East of England is a nice area to raise a family.

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Phones / Re: Phone Engineers On Nairaland Willing To Assist You - Part II by boyka1: 3:21pm On Nov 29, 2020
Please how much to replace the sim card tray of a Nokia 5.1?
Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 1:43am On Nov 26, 2020
simba01:

Please I have a few questions boss, is it compulsory to write IELTS as a Nigerian for the tier 2 visa as Nigerians who studied in English.
Then is it possible to add a girlfriend as a dependent? As in a fiancee you have not yet married.
I'd really appreciate your response thanks in advance.

As a Nigerian, IELTS is a mandatory requirement when applying for a Tier 2 Visa.

A girlfriend can get a dependant Tier 2 Visa. But if your relationship is legal, like you have a government issued document to prove civil partnership with your girlfriend then it will be allowed.

Does that make sense?
Travel / Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by boyka1: 11:10am On Nov 09, 2020
FreshGuy2:
thanks a lot for your response,please what other vocational skills can I learn here that are hotcakes over there?

Boss learn barbing. I know a Nigerian student who advertises his craft by sharing his complimentary cards to African residents. I even stumbled on him at the African church i attends sharing his complimentary cards too. You give him a ring to book appointment. The reason for the appointment is to enable him do many jobs in a day.
Travel / Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by boyka1: 12:45am On Nov 09, 2020
flyingpig:
if someone pays tuition fees and VISA is denied. What happens to the millions of naira? Refunded?

The school fees would be refunded. Visa fee is never refunded whether or not your application is approved. Does that make sense?
Travel / Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by boyka1: 12:37am On Nov 09, 2020
onatisi:
one thing about mobile phones is that in most western countries , ppl hardly repair their mobile phones because apart from the fact that most can
easily afford them through flexible payment procedures , many just don't see the reason why to repair them . i as a person believe that it is poverty,, high cost and lack of easy means of credit that is the reason why ppl usually repair their phones . so some of these skills only have market in places like Africa . learn a skill that ppl cant do without , barbing is one .



Rightly put. Another wahala is the high cost of repair. I remember one time i had issues with the sim tray of my phone so i went to this indian technician to help me fix it. I had the biggest shock of my life when he said £65, i just gently buy new phone.

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Family / Re: Who Is Your Favorite Nairalnder? Mine Is ilegend by boyka1: 9:10pm On Nov 07, 2020
Mine is NwaAmaikpe. That guy is a clown. Its been ages i saw his comments on here.

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Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 5:48pm On Nov 07, 2020
You are right. That part of my post was misleading. I wil modify it to reflect my true intentions. Cheers mate.
Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 4:47pm On Nov 07, 2020
Someone sent me an email asking whether an international student can be self employed. In practice, Students on Tier 4 visas are not allowed to be self employed because it will be difficult to ascertain the hours of work.

Surprisingly, i have seen couple of the september international students doing my current job. When i interviewed them, they said they were accepted regardless of their immigration status. Strange innit.
Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 4:34pm On Nov 07, 2020
Tinyemeka:


You had wanted to pursue the same career you'd practised in Nigeria, immediately you landed, but eventually shelved the plan.

If you don't mind me asking please, what career was that? What do you have to say about pursuing banking there?

Thanks.

I sincerely dont know much about Banking in the UK other than the indians always answering the phone whenever you ring your bank. Lol. You can throw this question on the living in the UK thread and i assure you, you will be glad you did.

Concerning your other question, it is indeed an herculean task to penetrate into the industry with my Nigerian licence. I will have to write several exams and ultimately register with the licensing body which is quite an expensive journey and time consuming. My plan is to undergo the Masters programme soon and subsequently register with the licensing body. To be honest, lets see how event unfolds.
Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 3:43pm On Nov 07, 2020
I had to quote one of those Nairalanders who in their bid to talk down on the UK failed to read my earlier post with patience. I am stating Categorically without mincing words that i built a 3 bedroom flat in less than a year and i am supporting or assisting my wife with her mom's own. The reason i am supporting her is because of the expensive architecture of the house unlike the one i did for my mom.

For the sake of Mr Criticism and for others reading this thread, i am not one of those immigrants on visit visa who are been exploited because of their immigration status. I hold a Tier 2 Dependant Visa, my wife the main applicant is a Healthcare practitioner. So i work, my full wages paid and i pay the Tax man his wages too.

Another lockdown in the UK.

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Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 3:25pm On Nov 07, 2020
drnoel:


This ur comment about being in the UK just 1 year and being able to build 2 houses in naija doesn't sound fullproof. Anyways, it's ur opinion but careful u don't mislead some people.

Oga, i knew people like you would come here and rant about my post without critically reading in between the lines. I posited that i built a 3 bedroom flat and i am "assisting" my wife in the building of her mom's 3 bedroom flat.

Perhaps you expect me to use 3 years to build a 3 bedroom flat.

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Travel / Re: Tier 2 Dependant. My Sojourn To The UK by boyka1: 1:19am On Nov 07, 2020
Long time indeed.

Apologies over my long absence. I have being occupied with family responsibilities and hustling. Few weeks ago marked my one year in the UK and i must confess that coming to the UK was the best decision i made. I thank God for his infinite mercies upon my life and my family.

I always spy the Travel thread and i have made one or two comments in one of the threads. There is something i find sickening amongst some Nigerians particularly Nairalanders.They have this wrong notion that Nigerians in the UK are poor, Nigerians in the UK dont make much money and that the UK economy is dead.

I am going to state emphatically that unless you are living in the UK illegally and lazy that is when you go poor. Personally, if you are hardworking and living here legally, i think you will be better off than your contemporaries in Australia, Canada or USA. Since i arrived the UK i have never been out of job. I have done care and factory jobs in the last 7 months and with the income of these jobs i have succeeded in building a three bedroom flat for my mom and i am also supporting my wife in the building of a 3 bedroom flat for her mom. And one idiot who has not leave the shores of Nigeria will be talking down on the country.

That been said, few months ago, I decided to be self employed. I registered with 2 food delivery companies that offers fast and reliable delivery which the customer can track on their phones. One can deliver by bicycle, motorcycle or car. But i chose to work with an Electric bike which makes the job very very easy. Pretty straightforward and easy job as you are expected to work with just your phone and your delivery thermal bag to keep the food warm. Another interesting part is that you are your own boss, you work when you like and you can cancel an offer if you dont like the address of the customer.

I easily makes £100 in 4 to 5 hours on a weekday and £120 to £150 in 5 hours on weekends. Because i have got a wife, i only do Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and i dont work more than 6 hours. Talking about the future, i am planning on starting a Masters programme soon.

I am not here to brag or to chase clout but to educate some myopic Nigerians who thinks we are all suffering in the UK.

Cheers!

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Travel / Re: Best Country To Relocate With My Family Apart From Canada by boyka1: 10:25pm On Nov 01, 2020
ctex4real:
Nonsense talk. Have you been to the UK before?
Please do your research. I live in Newcastle, the ‘village’ here is better than
Asokoro. Dont even talk about the main city

Leave that guy and his useless rants. I wake up everyday thanking God for giving me the opportunity to be here. My achievements in my one year stay in the UK cannot be over emphasised.

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Travel / Re: Best Country To Relocate With My Family Apart From Canada by boyka1: 10:15pm On Nov 01, 2020
Arkmanbuddy:


First off, there are no jobs there, it is already choked up considering the population and the small landmass. Only people in the medical field can really enjoy working there. If you're a hustler, just forget it and go elsewhere.

You guys just type rubbish.

I live in the UK legally and i have got one full time job and three partime jobs. If you are living legally in the UK, you must get a job especially when you are a HUSTLER.

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Travel / Re: Did You Know Anyone That Regret Relocating To Canada? Advise Pls. by boyka1: 1:47pm On Oct 31, 2020
ecomalchemist:


lol, please let's be calming down na..I don laugh tire.

Not everyone must do a white collar job. I dont just understand the craze of Nigerians and white collar jobs.

An elevator technician / mechanic makes about 400K CAD per annum, there are blue collar trade jobs that can make you live a comfortable life with investments.

Iranians in Canada are deep into the trucking business. They go to canada, learn how to drive heavy duty trucks, get certified, invite thier relatives...wash rinse and repeat till they pull the whole family out of generational poverty.

Nigerians should do the same aswell in the food business or other blue collar trades.

My 2 cents !!

I honestly dont understand Nigerians and their craze for white collar jobs.

I know a Nigerian who has vouched not to do blue collar jobs but prefers to watch movies all day. Bros claimed he was a Bank manager in Nigeria and must get something of equivalent in the UK. The annoying part is that this bros watches his wife work crazy hours just to pay all the bills.

Even the bible postulates that there is dignity in labour, yours sincerely does blue collar job and what i earn in a week is bigger than what some bankers earns monthly in Nigeria. My wife is in the Health sector and earns relatively high income and that did not stopped me from hustling.

Some Nigerians abroad lazy!!!

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by boyka1: 2:06pm On Oct 28, 2020
shogunley:
Hello gurus...

Can a dependent change status like applying for a master program while in the UK.

Thanks

Most definitely. I am on Tier 2 Dependant Visa and i am currently undergoing a Masters programme. Interestingly, I have got a coursemate who is on Tier 4 Dependant Visa. Cheers

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