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Business / Re: URGENT ! What Business Can I Venture Into With 3million Naira by graced21: 7:36pm On Jul 15
Yusfunoble:
You’re urgently looking for a business?

I don’t think you’re ready, you need to sit and go to your drawing board.

Else you will just “start and rush waste your money”
correct me if I go wrong
Help make suggestions for me please
Business / Re: URGENT ! What Business Can I Venture Into With 3million Naira by graced21: 7:35pm On Jul 15
AgricMaster:


where are you base... as in which state?
I'm currently in Togo but will make a move if opportunity shows
Business / Re: URGENT ! What Business Can I Venture Into With 3million Naira by graced21: 6:59pm On Jul 15
cry cry cry cry cry
Business / URGENT ! What Business Can I Venture Into With 3million Naira by graced21: 6:51pm On Jul 15
Please nairalanders
I have hustled since I finished my apprenticeship in Cameroon in 2018,yet the money isn't coming as expected..and as the first born of the family,I'm the breadwinner and every of my siblings look up to me and I haven't been at rest or sleep well because of my unsuccessful business carrier.
Now, I have 3million with me waiting for a fast moving businesses to venture in with,I decided to consult here to know if I can find help.
please help a brother make good decision!
please.
MOD, please, help a brother in need push this thread to the front page of Cc. puskin,Dominique,Fod and Naijacutee. help a brother please!
Business / Re: Buying And Selling Of FOOD STUFFS In The North by graced21: 6:42pm On Jul 15
AbujaClient:
Still in the business...
you can go to the Market or you Invest with us
in this insecurity,how can one be sure of his safety while purchasing goods in the north??

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Phones / Re: Samsung Official Thread by graced21: 6:04pm On Jul 03
Raymondj0:
budget around 220k to 240k
New or fairly used?
Phones / Re: Samsung Official Thread by graced21: 5:30am On Jul 03
please how much is Samsung note 10+ now??
Phones / Re: Clean Iphone X Soft Price by graced21: 10:15pm On Jun 21
Soffyh:
arrived from US January25 check the back sticker
I'm interested in buying but you still haven't answered my question..
you bought it from US as fairly used or new??
Phones / Re: Clean Iphone X Soft Price by graced21: 10:13pm On Jun 21
how much I go add for you with my LG V40 thinq bought it as fairly used on new year day
Phones / Re: Clean Iphone X Soft Price by graced21: 8:33pm On Jun 19
Soffyh:
Working perfectly iphone x 64gb
Everything working perfectly cool
Swap is allowed
08136312452 dm
Bought it February
you bought it in February as new or fairly used??
Technology Market / Re: The Xiaomi Thread Store by graced21: 2:40pm On Jun 08
genius43:


Phone that is no longer in production
I like the phone Soo much..
so, it can't be gotten again?
Technology Market / Re: The Xiaomi Thread Store by graced21: 2:18pm On Jun 08
so, nobody dey sell Redmi note 8 pro again
Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 9:35pm On May 23
Havanatandt:


Let me ask, does this your 2.5 milli cover your accommodation? ...


With 2.5milli... You can start up a beer palour, it has a very yielding ROI especially if you are within Nigerian community like Teshie in Accra

Another business you can do is Currency exchange as alot of our guys over send money to Nigeria on a daily .. Trust me, you go make am.

Another sweet business you can think about is UBER. Just buy a ride from Nigeria, drive to Ghana, register the vehicle, make money because in Ghana, there is no sleep , you chose to sleep when you like.
The 2.5 is only for business purposes alone.
I bought a kiosk in HO, Volta region capital and yet to know the kind of business to establish there.. someone is suggesting motorcycle parts , that it will move well there..but there ain't no much population there and money circulation like Accra.or you think i should start from there having been into it??
Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 8:45pm On May 23
Havanatandt:


I stayed in Ghana for 4 years... I came back during the pandemic last year, if Ghana wasn't fav for you, nah CIV u wan go. My brother, u see that Ghana... Is better than CIV, you just need to know what you are doing. .. Ask me questions about Ghana, make i give you small tips.

As a sharp Nigerian, if you want to survive in either Ghana or CIV, Make sure you learn basic languages they speak... Make sure you live close to beaches... So you get to meet whites.. Meeting whites is all about creating a travels and tour business... Take them on tours, you do not need to know where they are going.. Google is your friend and use your Nigerian born instincts..
What are the fast moving businesses to establish in Ghana with 2.5 million naira??
Career / Re: Should I Sacrifice My Laboratory Technician Career For Programming ? by graced21: 7:00am On May 19
Suspect33:
No


With the current level of influx this profession has seen, in a few years the number of programmers will far outweigh the number of available programming jobs, this will in turn crash the value of the coding profession as only the creme de la crème of programmers will be sought after

There are other IT skills you can opt for, some, even more profitable and marketable ( job security) than programming, but it's all up to you.
like what and what I'm interested
Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 2:36pm On May 13
Teci:


Sorry about your experience in Ghana. Those guys are ****. I'd advice every Nigerian to avoid that country. The only difference between them and South Africans is that they are yet to take up arms and start killing Nigerians (which I believe they'll not hesitate to do if given the permission).

For your questions,
1. & 2. I don't really have the full answers, but you can get a teaching job in some English schools here (some schools are set up by Nigerians to cater to Nigerian children who wish to learn based on Nigerian educational curriculum). I don't know how much they really pay, though I think it's the same standard private schools in Nigeria pay their teachers (same as you would expect to be paid based your qualification if you were in Nigeria).

3. Generally things are really expensive here. For the accomodation issue, you'd need a really good agent who can find a good place for you. Some of the areas you can start out are Adjame (Liberte, Paillet area), Deux Plateau (the lower end). Nigerians reside a lot in the Adjame Commune, especially Yorubas and a few Igbos and predominantly muslims; also, it's the business area of Abidjan (note, Abidjan is not a city but a state, Adjame is a local government in Abidjan - they are called communes here). Almost every Nigerian business person plies their trade in Adjame, and they are crushing it in business. That's the only way to really make it here in "Abidjan"; a job would not really help you in the long run. If you're coming here and hoping to reside here, just come with the mindset that you're here to do business, because that's the easiest way to meet up with the high standard of living here. Hopefully, once you're settled in Abidjan after say, a year and you're making some financial progress, you can relocate to other high brow areas like Cocody, Treichville, Bassam and the upper part of Deux Plateau. For the rent payments, it's somewhat confusing for a first timer, but here's how it works:

You can only get houses through an agent, who'll connect you to a caretaker. Those agents will charge you at least 5000 FCFA to go inspect the house and see if you like the area (that means, you'll be paying the person 5000 FCFA to show you all the houses he knows are vacant). If you like any house, (NOW PAY ATTENTION REALLY CAREFULLY SO YOU UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS) he'll take you to the caretaker and after you agree on the rents, you'll pay an amount which is the equivalent of 3 months rent in that apartment. So, if the monthly rent of the house is 50,000 FCFA, you'll pay the caretaker 150,000 FCFA; this money is not the house rent, but the CAUTION FEE. The essence of paying this is that it is a sort of deposit. When you are about the leave the house (whether in 6 months time or in 10 years time) the caretaker will come to the house to inspect it and ensure that anything which was installed in the house before you parked in, was not damaged. If it was damaged and you did not replace it, the costs for doing that will be deducted from the Caution Fee; also, if you were owing any month's rent in arrears, the debt will be deducted from the Caution Fee and once it is exhausted, and you have not paid up, you'll be issued a notice to quit and evicted. Their evictions here don't take much time as we do in Nigeria (they can evict you under 2 weeks with the court order, and you'll still pay for any extra time you spent after staying over. They are strict with their laws here, especially when dealing with foreigners). It is your duty to ensure that you inspect the house along with your caretaker before parking in, to avoid arguments over the state of the property when you are about to move out at any point in the future. When you pay your caution fee, please collect your receipt for that one from the caretaker. The other payment you'll make is the main rent, and it is upfront for 3 months too. BUT, note that what you are actually paying for is 2 months, and here is why; out of that 3 months, one month's rent will be given to the agent who introduced you to the caretaker. That is his commission for sealing the deal. So, you'll start paying for the next rent from the 3rd month of your stay. If you park out of the house before the initial 3 months, you'll have to forfeit the payment for the remain months left (let's say you park out by the second month, you'll forfeit the rent you have paid for the 3rd month); this does not affect the caution fees you have paid, because those ones will be refunded to you, only the main rents are affected. However, if you park out after the first three months, then you'll not forfeit any rent. The final set of fees you pay regarding your rent are the caution fees for electricity and water utilities respectively. Let's say the usual fees being charged for your light and water bills are estimated around 5000 FCFA each (if you're living alone in a self contain - they call it studio apartments here), you may (DEPENDING on your negotiation with the caretaker) deposit 15000 FCFA as caution for electricity bill and 15000 FCFA as caution for water bill. Like the original rent caution fee, these will be refunded to you when you are about to leave, as long as you are not found to be in arrears of any payment. Note that, this is how it works and the Ivoiriens always apply the rules strictly to foreigners, especially Nigerians, but are somewhat biased in favour of their own people. So, if you are parking in to a new place, always inquire from the caretaker and get the past invoice for the light and water bills, to ensure that there is no debt that has been left by the previous occupant, else you'll have to pay for it or be disconnected from light and water access. I know a Nigerian guy here who inherited a debt of over 50000 FCFA for water bill. He has paid half and is yet to be reconnected until he completes the payment.
For the costs of rents, it varies and depends on the location. I currently stay at a middle class area of Adjame, and I'm still studying the situation. Self contains around my area costs around 45000 to 60000 FCFA monthly. Same around some parts of Deux Plateau. I heard you can also get same rents for self contains in some areas of the Yopougon commune, and cheaper rates at Abobo commune, which is where the lower class citizens live. At Cocody, Treichville, the high brow areas of Deux Plateau, self contains can be found from around 90,000 FCFA upwards. Plateau commune is the Wuse zone of Abidjan. You'll mostly see government institutions, foreign offices and the Ivoirien parliament there. For intending businessmen, I heard shop rents start from around 100,000 FCFA monthly (have not really confirmed this because I don't do business, just hearsay from a friend here who does), and if you're in open market stands where they pay for spaces, you may pay around 50000 FCFA monthly.

If you're coming over PLEASE master the French language before travelling. I know it has been said over and again, but it's important you do this, so you can blend in the environment with little hassles. Some of the Ivoiriens (few actually) who stay at Adjame are now becoming hostile to new Nigerians who speak English, because sadly, some of our young men migrating here recently, are now spoiling things and taking advantage of their goodwill and hospitality (Ivoiriens are actually really helpful people I must say, but some have encountered Nigerian fraudsters; even our Nigerian people who have established themselves here, are also wary of new comers because some try to be too smart and take others for fools based on their kindness). I encountered one angry Ivoirien pastor recently who I approached to ask for directions to a place and he answered me in a rude manner. It was only after one of his boys who speaks English discussed with me and I explained to him who I was and what I was looking for (told him I wasn't looking for money or a job, just directions to a school), the pastor had to explain to me that he was initially rude to me because he had been approached in the same way by Nigerians like me who would pretend to be seeking help and claim they were stranded, but would defraud him later on.

Finally, please if you can, by all means travel by flight. The land route is really not for the faint-hearted, especially at Ghana checkpoints where they harass and extort Nigerians ceaselessly.
In all, if you are looking to venture into business, Abidjan is the place for you, and like others have suggested, wares like second hand bale (okrika), electronic gadgets, footwears and motor spare parts are killing it. If you're here to look for a corporate job, I'd advise you to look for another country. There's not much opportunities (just really few) for persons here with English qualifications, except for teaching vacancies in Nigerian private schools. If you're also looking at building your football career like Mekus, you are highly welcome here. There's really opportunity for you. I think also the same for musical talents; these people love Nigerian songs, and as long as your music contains too much noise and vibes for dem to shake body wella, your song go sell grin

That's all for now...
Eid Mubarak to my Muslim brethren. Make I go chop the sallah food wey my Muslim neighbour give me grin
Can leather used in making furniture business move there??
Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 6:29am On May 12
Silver247:



No vex baba I neva get reply
The manny wey suppose help me go check don come back naija
nawao..the don return say the place no make sense abi another Matta?
Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 7:00pm On May 11
Silver247:


Its more than enough depending on the business tho


About the shop you asked about I will ask a friend and get back to you
Bros you no attend to this my question again?
Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 5:36pm On May 05
MERCHANDISER:
when u wan travel?
I will have to inqure first

just preparing
Travel / Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by graced21: 3:54pm On May 02
Bullrun:


Sure
please,
check your email.. please,I sent you message.
Been having problems with my phone
Crime / Re: Ghana Police Arrest Nigerians For Selling Indian Hemp by graced21: 11:03am On Apr 30
Tremple8v:
Been to Accra like twice , Ghanaians do sell weed too , this is not a news pls .
Ghanaians not only sell weed, they sell it like food sef.
I witnessed it much in Accra and Volta region

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Travel / Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by graced21: 1:18pm On Apr 29
igbosoupkitchen:


Go to adjame market, you have yorubas,igbos, lebanese all selling their wares and trading there ,new or okrika.
Trenchville market is also good.

Please make sure you understand french, you need iy for anything and everything.
please where is the best place to sale 3D interior plastic wall tiles and leather used in making furnitures?
Trenchville or Adjame??
Travel / Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by graced21: 8:04am On Apr 29
igbosoupkitchen:


Go to adjame market, you have yorubas,igbos, lebanese all selling their wares and trading there ,new or okrika.
Trenchville market is also good.

Please make sure you understand french, you need iy for anything and everything.
I speak French fluently..
can I send you private message?
Travel / Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by graced21: 7:23pm On Apr 28
MERCHANDISER:


most developed part of Abidjan are cocody,marcody and plateau,these districts looks like mini Paris.

Yopongon is the largest district in Abidjan, its almost the size of 5local governments in Lagos.
Altogether, there are 10 districts in Abidjan.
There are many ivorians there and there is flexing there,if you are not careful,life go carry u go cheesy
Abidjan is huge,its landmass is slightly smaller than Lagos state with 7million population.




from my uncle that have lived there
Good to know bro..
but I dey search for where to sell goods ,like business districts or market where business moves fqster
Travel / Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by graced21: 6:20pm On Apr 28
Bullrun:


I think you meant trenchville, a lot of Nigerians (yoruba) in trenchville.

Your budget should be around 50,000 cefa to 100,000 cefa monthly. Depends on the location and size.

Adjame is quite cheaper, filled with igbos similar to Alaba international market. Quite rough though compared to other places of Abidjan.

Overall ivorians are cool people minding their business, but U still gotta watch out for phone snatchers in a place like Adjame.
please can I send you e mail
Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 1:34pm On Apr 28
Silver247:


Its more than enough depending on the business tho


About the shop you asked about I will ask a friend and get back to you
please do, I dey learn business wey I want do there??
Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 6:00am On Apr 28
Holywizard:
Just know that the country is very expensive before coming.
I'm at Adjamé with my friends. The cheapest hotel we got is 5000 cf and they are only allowing one person per a hotel room. It means 3 of us are staying in 3 hotel rooms. But they don't have any problem if u are staying with a girl.
This is my 3rd day here. This country will be good for business though as things are expensive.
but let me ask .
is 2 million naira enough to esterblish business there?
Travel / Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by graced21: 5:51am On Apr 28
crackhaus:

Yes you can... BUT for your own sake and peace of mind, please have your passport – it will not stop the Ghanaian and Ivorian immigration officers from trying to fleece you of your money though...
please do you know how much shop costs monthly in places like techville??
Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 5:41am On Apr 28
please who knows how much shop costs monthly in techville??EMEKUSBOY9

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Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 10:35pm On Apr 27
Silver247:



Yes it's quite expensive
how much is shop per month there??
Politics / Re: Update on developments in Anambra state-photos by graced21: 6:32pm On Apr 27
Anambra poultry grin grin grin

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Travel / Re: My Sweet "Ivory Coast" Memories by graced21: 3:39pm On Apr 27
Holywizard:
Just know that the country is very expensive before coming.
I'm at Adjamé with my friends. The cheapest hotel we got is 5000 cf and they are only allowing one person per a hotel room. It means 3 of us are staying in 3 hotel rooms. But they don't have any problem if u are staying with a girl.
This is my 3rd day here. This country will be good for business though as things are expensive.
how about the place they call techville??

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