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Food / Re: Cook In Your Kitchen, Take Pictures And Post It Here. SIMPLE! by GboyegaD(m): 10:12pm On Jun 15
Breakfast:

Toast and supposed sunny side up (overcooked because I was more focused on the mocha) and mocha.

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Food / Re: Cook In Your Kitchen, Take Pictures And Post It Here. SIMPLE! by GboyegaD(m): 10:10pm On Jun 15
Dinner last night:

Jollof rice and chicken.

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Family / Re: Wife Regrets Divorcing Overweight Husband After He Loses Weight In 12 Months Wit by GboyegaD(m): 5:15pm On Jun 15
Glad he found a motivation to lose weight and be in a very good shape.

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Business / Re: I Feel Embarrassed When Guys Bargain For Foodstuff In The Market by GboyegaD(m): 4:33pm On Jun 15
I don't know how to haggle prices and avoid it as much as I can. During my undergraduate days, I used to think I was doing great because I try to think about prices from a Lagos perspective. A friend followed me one day and a piece of fish that I buy for N30 he priced it for N10. Since then, I will tell him in class if I need go to the market. He was sometimes pissed because he thought I was wasteful since I buy so much and I go to the market frequently.

I don't think it is because I am shy because I am reserved and not shy. I think most times for me, it comes from a place of empathy perhaps, because I feel they are going through much stress selling under the sun.

At some point, I wouldn't buy things for my younger sister when I started working because anything I buy is always too expensive in her opinion because I do not haggle prices.

That said, haggling is different from bargaining. I can bargain for a fair income because there is an industry standard and average which usually is my start point and I put my reasonable percent above it.

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Politics / Re: Sokoto Governor Approves ₦30,000, ₦20,000 For Workers, Pensioners' Sallah Bonus by GboyegaD(m): 1:06pm On Jun 14
This doesn't feel right in my opinion. This act is the reason they spend state money the way they want. If a governor can approve a bonus that wasn't in the budget, he can do whatever he wants with the state funds.

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Family / Re: I Want To Leave My Marriage by GboyegaD(m): 9:38pm On Jun 13
How did you guys go this on for 9 years? Were you at any time married in the real sense of a marriage? He isn't willing to be responsible and you aided him for too long. Can you guys go for counseling to determine your best option and how well to cope with it?
Phones / Re: Meta To Reduce Office Space In Lagos by GboyegaD(m): 9:02pm On Jun 13
Eriokanmi:
Leave them. One day, they'd look into the mirror and begin to see their wrinkled eyes and grey heir all over their beards. Then they'd realise how much they've ruined their lives cos of bigotry. Sadly, those they're supporting don't give hoots about their life and future.

I saw a video on twitter this morning where the guy representing Ada Constituency in either the state or national assembly was beaten when he visited his constituency. It was an indicator that the hunger is real and people are getting conscious that these guys are not keeping to their electoral promises.

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Politics / Re: World Bank Doubts CBN’s Ability To Curb Inflation Employing Rate Hikes by GboyegaD(m): 8:57pm On Jun 13
Ours is a policy somersault and isn't econometrically/data driven. This government is filled with jokers who are not sure what they are set out to achieve from the onset.

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Family / Re: Raising Another Man's Kids Is The Most Emasculating Thing A Man Can Ever Do by GboyegaD(m): 8:53pm On Jun 13
We generally lack love and do not have love in our heart to offer. Since when did children become something to hate?
What matters most is why she is a single mother and if she has addressed her flaws.

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Health / Re: Damola Ilesanmi: UK-Based Nigerian Man Dies Few Days To Resumption Of A New Job by GboyegaD(m): 8:33pm On Jun 13
May his soul rest in perfect peace.

We all should please take our health serious.

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Phones / Re: Meta To Reduce Office Space In Lagos by GboyegaD(m): 8:25pm On Jun 13
Eriokanmi:
Finally, Guinness broke the ice. No more speculations. They're leaving for another African country, sadly just like others who left last year did.

No multinational will ever come back once they leave. Nigeria is collapsing before our very eyes cos of bad leadership

Unfortunately, the youth and mid age that should be more concerned are busy fighting themselves over trivial issues such as tribe. The current leadership isn't showing any concern for their failures and we who should hit the streets are busy fooling ourselves. It is well.

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Car Talk / Re: Naija Roads Vs Tesla Self-driving : Naija Man Tests Self-driving On The Road by GboyegaD(m): 5:38pm On Jun 13
cococandy:


Elon pushed these vehicles out before they were ready. I don’t know if the software has been fixed now but at first (in independent testing) they weren’t able to detect little kids randomly crossing the road. Maybe he had a recall and fixed that issue or not but I can’t trust my life to someone like that who doesn’t listen and only does what he wants. You know if you randomly crush a child because your self driving car didn’t see it, the parents can’t go after Elon and his billions. They’ll come after the driver and their insurance. Because they’ll say you’re ultimately responsible regardless of the type of car

I think we are still in some form of test phase and I am hoping we get there sooner.
Car Talk / Re: Naija Roads Vs Tesla Self-driving : Naija Man Tests Self-driving On The Road by GboyegaD(m): 4:03pm On Jun 13
naijamanyoutube:
Can the Tesla Self-Driving work well on the Nigerian roads?

I’ve been testing the Tesla Self-Driving software here in Las Vegas, Nevada for sometime now and I made a video about my experience. You can see the video below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nw9MRg1vNg

The software did a good job, but it was not perfect, it missed the ramp to get on the freeway, but it was smart enough to reroute itself and join the freeway using another ramp.

The roads here are better organized than those in Nigeria, but I’d love to hear what you guys think about self-driving cars in Nigeria.

When will self-driving car full Naija?

I know the road in the video very well, that is East Sunset right behind the airport.

As for self driving, I am not sure how comfortable I am with that right now. Maybe as the software keeps getting updated, it will get to the point where I am comfortable cruising in such vehicles.

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Travel / Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by GboyegaD(m): 11:31pm On Jun 12
ericmor:
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sorry, i meant 111 road

Ok, I know 111 a lot as I have friends in my Primary School that lived there.
Travel / Re: Lagos-Calabar Highway: FG Reroutes Mega Project, Slashes Lanes To Six by GboyegaD(m): 11:13pm On Jun 12
This is irritating to read. How would you have such a project that takes 50% of a nation's budget without proper diligence?

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Family / Re: 'Don’t Make Yourself A Parent To Your Girlfriend - Man Advises His Son by GboyegaD(m): 8:31pm On Jun 12
FreeStuffsNG:
Smh. You are not beholden to a girl who is your friend, especially platonic, what he is implying made no distinction between altar- bound relationships and even platonic relationships and if you are wise and starts with the end in mind, you will know relationships that will likely make a wife out of your special relationship with a girl. To that special girl, you will at some point in time be her 'parent' likewise she to you.

BTW, you don't need to understand for now. Serious relationships take commitments and sacrifice and those two are the essential ingredients in parenting so anyone telling you that you will not make exceptions for that special one is not being realistic.

Love , when you really fall in love, will make you trusting and vulnerable. If you're not then you are not in love. Maybe you are suggesting that he tells his son to never fall in love with a girl niyen.
Check my signature for free stuffs!

Oga, stop trying to explain wetin no work na. If you are in a committed relationship, you do not assume the role of a father/mother. A marriage is a different ball game compared to relationship/

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Family / Re: 'Don’t Make Yourself A Parent To Your Girlfriend - Man Advises His Son by GboyegaD(m): 8:22pm On Jun 12
FreeStuffsNG:
All these theory sef. Smh.

There's no way you will not both fill the roles of parent to each other at some point in time. When the man is at his lowest ebb, he will first explain his predicaments to his wife and will rely on her for a measure of parental nurturing and vice versa for the wife too.

When spouses are celebrating milestones, the most important person they look out for in the audience is his or her spouse. Thats the role children put their parents o.

He said girlfriend and not spouse, why twist the advice?

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Politics / Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by GboyegaD(m): 8:18pm On Jun 12
Bebigiby1:
Private sector are not mandated to pay the same wage as government as business owners negotiate directly with workers…. If all governors are able to pay themselves a harmonized humongous wage package then they have no reason not to pay a fair minimum wage in their states….



My issue is that NLC is only fighting for the Federal Worker and the resultant effect will bite on every worker. They should use their power to demand for a better government policy that eases the pains by either allowing more importation to enable us have more at a cheaper rate for example.
Politics / Re: Minimum Wage: Accept Offer That Won’t Lead To Job Losses, FG Tells Labour by GboyegaD(m): 7:29pm On Jun 12
Bunch of clowns (both Federal Government and Labor).

The Federal Government hires less than 30% of the entire work force and I am sure States might suffer the impact of a very high minimum wage more; however, the highest chunk of workers are in the private sector and the minimum wage unfortunately in Nigeria does not translate to this sector. This is because the government does not enforce the minimum wage efficiently due to their inefficiencies and the difficult business environment in Nigeria for the private sector.

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Travel / Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by GboyegaD(m): 6:07pm On Jun 12
ericmor:


You see the painting aspect, I remember back then that the residence of each block are the ones that contributed to paint like every December in 101, B close

I am guessing you have forgotten the road you lived or it was a typographical error as 101 Road does not have closes.
Travel / Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by GboyegaD(m): 5:43pm On Jun 12
AerialMapper:


There was @GboyegaD confirmed it. It was Madhouse. The one downstairs inside Video Mart wasn't an arcade; just had consoles and TVs

There was also another with just console at the FHA club on 22 road back then. I think I preferred the one at 322/41 road more. It had an ice cream store opposite so after wasting your money, you console yourself by buying ice cream to manage the pains.

I guess I wasn't just too good then and could only play well from player 1 on the joystick. Now at work, I have access to multiple games but I only play street fighter and street of rage.
Crime / Re: Female Student Murders Her Newborn Baby In Federal University, Dutse Hostel by GboyegaD(m): 10:55pm On Jun 11
I hope it is not caused by postpartum depression. I feel pregnant women need more care.

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Food / Re: Sallah: Sellers Lament Low Patronage As Ram Costs Jump To ₦750,000 by GboyegaD(m): 10:06pm On Jun 11
I am guessing these rams were fed with golden grass.

I understand things are very pricey of late however, the part I do not understand is how this impacted the cost of feed to the point where a ram now cost this much. My hope is that people live within their means and not go out of their way to compete.

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Food / Re: Cook In Your Kitchen, Take Pictures And Post It Here. SIMPLE! by GboyegaD(m): 7:27pm On Jun 11
radautoworks:
what's Onugbu? Never heard of that before

Bitterleaf soup.

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Travel / Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by GboyegaD(m): 7:13pm On Jun 11
AerialMapper:


There was a video club then that had a game house inside and an arcade upstairs. Spent hours there playing street fighter! We hated the fact that it was build in a field where we played but with a game house, fast food outlet and a laundry opposite us... We couldn't complain

It was called Mad House. I never liked it because it was too rough. There was one game house between 322 Road A close and 41 Road A close. I think it was called Mega something.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 17 by GboyegaD(m): 2:06pm On Jun 11
fearlessfang:
You’re calling GbeyegaD a novice 😄

You see why I laugh when I see you newbie agent posting a lot of gibberish here.

We were the pioneers of this thread. Imperiouxx, Bigfrancis21, Yvette etc

I'm guessing the thing you quote is a bot and not worth replying.

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Travel / Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by GboyegaD(m): 7:29am On Jun 11
shaybebaby:


Tender Touch, it was on first Avenue. Thinking about it now, the name sounds one kain,lol.

The world is truly a global village.

My younger sister finished from the Secondary School. I know they relocated Tender Touch College to 322 Road, A Close.

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Travel / Re: A Nairalander Explores Fastac, Lagos: This Is What Fastac Look In 2024 (video) by GboyegaD(m): 6:57am On Jun 11
camaraderi:


That was my Primary School, I graduated from there in 1992. I was the Timekeeper in Primary 6 and Mrs Oke was our headmistress.
Truth be told, Illegal houses, hotels, and prostitution made Festac lose its glory. Festac was compared to Lekki Peninsula and Ikoyi, this was before people started trooping to Ajah and its environs.

That was my original set although I left earlier. Who are you if you don't mind me asking.

Indeed, Mrs. G. B. Oke was our headmistress. We have a what's app group that is very functional too. Let's connect abeg.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Shortage Of Eggs In UK by GboyegaD(m): 12:44am On Jun 11
tobore4u:
helllllo

Hi.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 17 by GboyegaD(m): 12:32am On Jun 11
Ellskc:
Hello everyone,
A non-family member is sponsoring me for my education. The deficit is about $22,000, and he has double that amount in his account. However, I'm concerned they might require more proof of my relationship with him. I'm 16 years old and pursuing my BSc. My sponsor is a family friend whom I've known for years. He promised that if I graduated from secondary school with good results and received any type of scholarship, he would cover the remaining expenses. Fortunately, I received a full tuition scholarship.
Please I really need advice on this 🙏

You have a full tuition scholarship and your family friend is there to sponsor your outstanding (boarding, books, and feeding). This should give you the confidence you need to go get your visa. A simple question is how do you address him? If anyone ask about your sponsor, just state Mr X or Uncle X depending on how you call him and explain the relationship and how he has always believed in you and promised to sponsor you through school.

I would rather you focus on why the school, what your long term plans are, how the program will help you achieve that amongst others.

Congratulations in advance and I hope to read your success story.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 17 by GboyegaD(m): 12:21am On Jun 11
OyoTunjiUSA:



Hey 🤠

1. You are likely going for another VISA debacle because your whole scenario is like taking your priceless tie (which the USA embassy in Nigeria holds as a collateral for your return after study) away from Nigeria.

2. Despite the fact that the USA embassy knows that your wife must visit or eventually join you over there in America, but you did not even plan the whole visa process well. Applying for your wife’s F1-VISA two (2) months after marriage is too soon which will be term to relocation intents..

3. Consular did not doubt the authenticity of your marriage, but he or she doubts the authenticity of your mission. Your wife is expected to be visiting and coming back once in a while. She should have waited till Eid el Kabir or Xmas or other general festive holidays before applying for the visa.

4. Well , never say never. since you have purchased another MRV that means you are determined to give it a retrial. But a good counselor must have a clue of your profiles, copies of your previous DS-160 s, your academic standings in USA, your wife’s ties and your last visa transcripts in order to arrive at a positive re-application.

Best Wishes 🙏

I do not agree with your second point. I have a friend whose wife attended her F2 interview the following week after their wedding and was granted . For mine, we attended interview together two weeks after our wedding and were granted F1 and F2 respectively (however, in my case, I have schooled in the US in the past and that is why I wouldn't want to use mine as a typical example).

On the 3rd point, why would anyone expect his wife to be coming on and off if she doesn't say that is what she wants to do? Who is he suppose to sleep with when she is not around? No one will want to separate a spouse except the spouse decides to do that him/herself.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 17 by GboyegaD(m): 12:17am On Jun 11
Prettyfranca:


Last year when I submitted his statement it was $35,000 then and it covered my COA, because I had issues with the department, I was moved to another department this January and they issued I-20 form in March , another statement of account wasn’t requested. Maybe due to the issues I had with the department, my documents were forwarded to another department for admission.

From last year until now, the money has reduced…so I am asking if I can present the available 20k USD or wait for more money end of June . I don’t have any grant or scholarship

I would suggest you wait till end of June and use that time to ensure you tie up every lose strings on your end. This would include ensuring your story is tight and convincing enough because paying $35k is no child's play and you have to prove beyond doubt it is a worthy investment.

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