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Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ndawe(f): 3:37pm On May 31, 2020
Thank you so much.

Well, the more options you are qualified for, the better (HSE or Chemistry) but you actually will find opportunities in both fields in almost all provinces, You can randomly search for the positions of both professions on platforms like indeed.ca for different cities or provinces just to have an idea of the number and frequency of job availability in the discipline. Generally speaking though, Ontario has the largest manufacturing sector in my estimate.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ndawe(f): 7:39pm On May 27, 2020
Ahhhh!!!!!! I will do so and get in touch ASAP. Thank you!!

Ah Ndawe I remember you. Get Dare to give you my number. I'm in Canada now.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ndawe(f): 7:38pm On May 27, 2020
Thank you so much! My HSE work experience is 2years 7months. I share your sentiments about Alberta and the crude oil depression. No family ties or concrete job offers though but other factors we're considering are health care and cost of living, so Alberta seemed to check all those boxes for us, but now, we're trying to explore other provinces; Ontario and British Columbia. Another thing is that I've got some experience in chemical analyses as well, so I'm trying to tie all that in and look for places that may offer job opportunities in these areas. What do you advise? in

How many years of HSE work experience did you garner in Nigeria before leaving? If you intend exploring the HSE field as an option when you get to Canada, I'd advise you better start with writing the CSP exam (Board of Certified Safety Professionals-BCSP) right now in the US. That would ultimately you a good leverage towards obtaining the Canadian equivalent (CRSP).

As for the best province to live based on job prospects, its common knowledge that Alberta's economy is heavily tied to the prosperity of the Oil and Gas sector which has been dealt copious blows over the years especially in recent times. At this time, I'd generally advise newcomers to look elsewhere (other provinces) if there's no particular edge/advantage (e.g family ties or concrete job offers) coming to Alberta offers them.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant Part 2 by Ndawe(f): 12:08am On May 26, 2020

Offcourse you can secure a University Job in medical sciences..but first things first did you get your PhD from USA..or which part of Europe or Africa..if Africa..You don't stand a chance..you have to start again..if from Europe you stand a slight chance as you have to compete with Canadian trained PhDs

Hello, I'm ABD in the US now and my degree is in Environmental Science/Chemistry, with some Nigerian experience in HSE. I'm currently looking at job prospects, ways to improve myself (maybe certifications) and searching for best province to live based on job prospects. Everything seems to be pointing to Alberta but with this oil depression now, everything has changed. Any advice please? Thanks
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by Ndawe(f): 4:18pm On May 13, 2020
I've also been in the US studying since 2017; I lived in the UK for 2 years so I got both plus Naija own. Generally, I think PCC is needed if one has spent at least 6months (I stand to be corrected). For the Naija own, search for Inspector Moshood's contact here, get in touch with him and you'll get it done. If you have someone trustworthy back home that can do the legwork for you, it takes just an hour or so to get it. If there's no one to collect it for you, he may charge you extra and send the soft copy via whatsapp (those were the options he gave me when I did mine in February).
For the UK own, the cic site provided links to all the countries showing how to get PCC for each. Click on the UK own; everything is done online and it isn't expensive. Get all the addresses where your husband stayed in the UK because he'll need to fill those in and that's it! Also, you didn't state how long your husband lived in the US and UK (if at all).
PS: All the instructions are on the cic web page or page 1 of this thread. think
GoodMorning Everyone,

Can someone please assist me with this daunting task of PCC , what to do and how exactly to go about things.

1. I have lived in the US since 2017 Since I am studying here and so I’m certain I’ll be required to submit one. Please how do I apply for my Nigerian PCC from here? Just point me in the direction I’ll do the rest. What periods should each cover? I’m asking the specific as I just read a post where 90 percent of refusals were PCC related.

2. Is my husband who has visited the UK and US for an accumulated period of ) months and more also required to submit this document too? ( I am the principal applicant) if yes, please how do I access the British PCC resource? Please !!!

Please and thank you!!!


Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by Ndawe(f): 4:24pm On Apr 18, 2020
Thank you so much[quote author=Localboy91 post=88581895][/quote]
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by Ndawe(f): 10:19pm On Apr 16, 2020
Hubby and I are also in the same shoes and was going to ask this. Neither of us have been able to do medicals yet because of corona wahala but we have every other thing but are unable to submit because neither of us has any document to upload for medicals. I'm the PA for ours', we plan to write and upload LOEs' in the dropbox for medical report. I'll watch out for other responses though, incase people have better suggestions on how to go about this.
Hi, thanks for your response. I understand that there will be a placeholder in the application for him to input his documents. In the case of medicals, he doesnt have the report because hospitals are not doing upfront medicals hence he needs an LoE to explain which is what we will put in the medicals place holder. So I need to know how right it is for me to write an LoE that will be going into his place holder...... Any other person who has had to write an LoE for accompanying spouse can please advise. Thanks
Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by Ndawe(f): 7:01pm On Apr 16, 2020
Naija police report can be gotten via proxy. I don't live in Nigeria but my husband does; we used Inspector Moshood (last month) and within an hour, it was ready. Get someone who can do the leg work for you; you do not have to be on ground. They will send a soft copy of the fingerprint form to you; and you scan/send it back, after having fingerprinted and filled the necessary info.quote author=omidan21 post=88428235]Those that have ITA how do U plan on doing police report . They are operating cause someone I know there I called said I shld come over but with this lock down how do One get there is the problem .

I saw this online https://www.gateway.ng/Nigeria-Police-Report

Online way of getting police report anyone tried it out does it work . At least how do Nigerians doing this process from abroad get their police report . Since they can’t be physically present [/quote]

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Politics / Re: Senate Okays Buhari’s $22.7 Billion Loan Request by Ndawe(f): 3:42pm On Mar 05, 2020
Mortgaging the future of Nigeria


Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by Ndawe(f): 10:00pm On Mar 04, 2020
ITA received!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CRS of 475 for hubby and I.


Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program - Connect Here Part 9 by Ndawe(f): 9:10pm On Mar 04, 2020
Congratulations! Mine just dropped; same CRS of 475 with hubby.
Just saw my mail now
Crs 475


Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ndawe(f): 5:54pm On Feb 10, 2019
It means that you have to apply on/before May 1st, to be considered for admission at all. I think they understand that some applicants may not have all their documents at the time of application, so if you have any outstanding documents that were not submitted when you applied,you have until Aug 1 to get it across to them before they can actually review your application. However, I would strongly advice that you get everything done as quickly as possible because applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis. I'm not sure if I answered with what you needed. Feel free to let me know I didn't. Cheers
ps: Which of the programs do you intend applying to?
Thank you for this. İ went through the website and saw this about application deadline and deadline to submit documents. Does the second deadline mean that after the first application deadline İ can still submit my GRE scores? Also, do i need to send physical copies of my documents to this school? İ will appreciate if you can help. İ attached this link for clarifications about my questions. https://www.tntech.edu/graduatestudies/graduateadmissions/howtoapply/howtoapplyintl
Thank you
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ndawe(f): 4:22am On Feb 09, 2019

I have gone through the website and there is no information on the PhD program. Can you give me contacts. I am interested in sedimentology, stratigraphy or petroleum geology.
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ndawe(f): 11:18pm On Feb 07, 2019

I believe Fall19 is already gone. But if you are considering fall 2020, check out Tennessee Technological University; it's a fairly safe school (look for their environmental sciences program). There's a PhD program in geosciences that just started last fall. Go through their website and you can email the contact person there with any questions. Ps: I am in a PhD program at Tech in the same dept but a different concentration. If you need any clarification you think I can help with, let me know.
Good morning house, I need suggestion on safe schools I can send my application to. Below is my profile

B.Sc(Geology) - 3.86/5
M.Sc (Petroleum geosciences) - 4.84/5
4 years relevant experience in the petroleum industry
One publication on petroleum geochemistry
GRE..Verbal-143, Quanti - 149 and AW - 3.0

Course: PhD Geology or M.Sc in Environmental science or GIS (I am seriously considering a slight change in career path)
I was considering University of Nebraska@ Lincoln (POI not very certain due to my GRE score but still encouraged me to apply hoping other factors will be fully considered), Southern Illinios University@carbondale (Still yet to get a POI) and University of Texas @ ElPaso (Still yet to get a POI).

Any advice or suggestion on way forward. thanks

Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ndawe(f): 10:13pm On Nov 13, 2018
Those are really good schools to match your profile (and a good profile at that). I don't have anything else to add tbh; you've done well and good luck. Keep us posted
Good Day House,

I have followed this page from 1st post, to have an in-depth info about schools and funding opportunities.

I humbly present my profile for school suggestions and any tip to secure funding for fall '19.
I have actually completed applications to PhD Chemistry in the schools mentioned below. Hoping to apply to any more recommended schools on here.

*My little advice to anyone preparing for the Gre and Toefl is to ensure you start well ahead of admission deadlines.. Take the exams early enough so you can have enough time to prepare all application materials.

Undergrad: 3.45/4 (Unofficial WES evaluation)- Industrial Chemistry
GRE: 312 (VERY terrible exam experience)
TOEFL: 103
Publications: 1 (Currently under review with two journals)
Research Experience : About 2 years working in the Oil and Gas
Conferences: A handful
Schools applied: VCU, FSU, MSU, LSU, Univ of Utah, Tulane Univ and University of Alabama.

Contacts have been made with some POIs in about five of these schools...Mostly positive and was asked to apply.

What is your take house ....CC @Scholastica16, @Time2Smile, @kayceerilyn, @Sheeda995, @Ndawe, @Temmitats

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Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ndawe(f): 12:35am On Sep 13, 2018

Congratulations dear and all the best with everything!

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Crime / Re: Lagos Driver Strips Unclad To Escape Arrest (Photos) by Ndawe(f): 3:34pm On Aug 17, 2018

Mayb he don't know how to read grin grin
That's another angle, but he took off when he saw the LASTMAN so he sabi read.
Crime / Re: Lagos Driver Strips Unclad To Escape Arrest (Photos) by Ndawe(f): 10:14pm On Aug 16, 2018
Na our naija problem be this. We constantly ignore and blatantly disobey rules and regulations and hope that sentiments will get us out of it if/when caught. Laslas, na work the LASTMA man dey and the driver was caught red handed. He know say he nor get money to bribe and he dey misbehave. Common "NO PARKING", he no fit obey yet when we go oyibo kand, we will obey every rule to the latter. And we go begin dey wonder why oyibo no dey obey when they come Naija...


Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Eko Maintenance Limited by Ndawe(f): 5:05pm On Jul 22, 2018
Hi. I ended up not going for the interview. Good luck

hello, please did you later got this offer and is their pay package for HSE position as well
Travel / Re: The Stairs Used To Climb Out Of Arik Airplane (Photo) by Ndawe(f): 7:31pm On Mar 24, 2018
Hello ladyF. I'd like to get some naira please. I tried to send you an email but I'm unable to even click on your username. Kindly get in touch if you still do this. Thanks
Nigerian made staircase... They are buying the naira to grow naira.

It's LadyF again. grin grin grin
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ndawe(f): 1:49am On Mar 19, 2018
I am actually over the moon right now.

Admission decision for one of the schools I applied to just arrived cheesy cheesy

School: Brigham Young university, Provo, Utah (Actually one of my top choices. Highly rated than the others I applied to with the best funding as well).

Status: Accepted
Congratulations!! At the end of the day, all you need is just one. grin
Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ndawe(f): 1:39am On Mar 19, 2018

It was a long walk. It still is for there are still many hurdles ahead. I appreciate everyone here for helping me out to make this a reality. Information is power.

Congrats bro, I'm so happy for you. Now, go ye forth to the embassy and prosper grin
Celebrities / Re: Davido Splashes Cash On His Girlfriend, Chioma, In Dubai by Ndawe(f): 4:08pm On Jan 12, 2018
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ndawe(f): 9:48pm On Sep 05, 2017
Hahahaha, my dear e reach oh. Oludare01 don dey chop on una behalf wink wink

4 bags shocked shocked ....no way . That is a lot ooo.

we cannot allow you go free just like that...haba we must come chop lunch ooo, dinner join too.... as in must must grin


Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ndawe(f): 8:53pm On Sep 05, 2017
Hey guys, so here's my travel/POE experience (so sorry for being about 2 weeks late on this; here goes):

I was headed to Cookeville, TN and flew AirFrance on Sunday, 20th August. Getting through airport security/check in was not as crazy as before; the process for all that has really been streamlined. So I had 4 bags to check in; one of them was filled with foodstuffs (yeah I know, people kept asking me if I was running away. lol). I was mentally prepared for the million and one questions that may arise at the POE. Anyways, My family went with me to the airport and I'm grateful that they did because my carry-on bags had to be condensed sort of, so they took somethings back home. While that was going on, one of them went ahead to pay for my two extra check-in bags and after all that was done, I proceeded to the counter to have my bags weighed finally, tagged and taken away (ps I'd checked in online before then as well so I got to choose the seats I wanted). My route was Lagos-Paris-Atlanta-Nashville (there's no airport in Cookeville).

So, after all that was done, I said goodbye to my peeps cry cry and proceeded for immigration checks and all. Now to boarding: my ticket was bumped up to business class (of course one doesn't ask why grin). Time to board came and we did; took off at 11.50pm. Flight was extremely comfortable as I could recline my seat to assume the "bed" position alongside nothing short of excellent service (though I ate just once among the countless times we were offered food, drinks, champagne etc) and slept nearly all through the flight. We got to Paris on time and the layover for the flight to Atlanta was 4hours; which I spent window shopping and spraying tester perfumes grin grin grin

We departed for Atlanta and arrived on schedule. The POE queue was out of this world as I spent roughly 3hours in the queue before it got to my turn. Finally, it got to my turn and I was attended to by an Asian CBP officer.
The usual exchange of pleasantries took place and he asked me why I came to the US, where my home country was and asked to see my I20. He proceeded to ask me if I had any food items and I said yes; then he asked if I made that declaration on the landing card as well; yes and yes. So he asked me what food items I came with and I started mentioning (beans, garri, egusi, ogbono, dried okazi, fish etc...lol). Then we started chatting about different things, at that point all formalities were over. After a few laughs and an interesting discussion, I was escorted by one of the officers for agricultural declaration. Now, this took another 45mins because you have to await your turn. No hassles here really; the bags were just passed through the xray and that was it.

All this while, time for my connecting flight (Delta) to Nashville was getting closer (I allowed for nearly 5hours between my landing time from Paris and the boarding for the domestic flight). Soooooo, this was done and I had to get to the counter with my stuff for check in. Note that I had 4 bags to check in and seems most domestic flights within the US try to discourage people from carrying so much check in bags. 1 check in bag is $25, the second one costs $35 and the price for each bag keeps increasing; so I was gonna pay about $200 again for my load cry
This was where favour came in.

I was attended to by a nice Asian (again) lady and she was shocked that I had so many bags. Long story short, she was able to tie in my bags to my extra luggage fees from Naija (even though they were separate bookings) and I didn't pay a dime. She adviced me not to have so many check in bags when flying domestic in the States because it's really expensive. So, all my four bags went in FREE OF CHARGE!!!!!!!!!
So I got to the departure gate and we took off 15mins behind schedule and again, I slept mostly as I was so exhausted and jet lagged again. Got to Nashville, got my stuffs and my one and only brother Oludare01 came to get me from the airport. He's my day1 niqqa wink
Oludare01 is just kiss kiss

So, that is the end of my story.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ndawe(f): 4:01pm On Aug 04, 2017
I used travel start and no isues there
Good day guys pls am trying to book a flight from Lagos to JFK using either wakanow or travelstart,pls has any one paid/booked using a Nigerian master card?thanks in earnest.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ndawe(f): 10:59am On Aug 04, 2017
Please can you show me a screen shot of what the adapter looks like....
I got this from Konga for N980. It's an all-in-one travel adapter


Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ndawe(f): 7:41am On Aug 01, 2017
You're very welcome. I've not paid for that yet; I plan to pay at the airport for that since the price for it doesn't change like that.

Thank you. Were you able to pay baggage fee?

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ndawe(f): 8:56pm On Jul 31, 2017

Thank you boss but I really don't have time to wait for 30 days now. Can I get a lab proof from them that I have once done the vaccinations?
Even I don't have up to 30 days too. I explained to them that I'll be travelling soon and can't wait till then, so I took the first one and will take the last one 2 days to my travel date. Hope this helps...
I don't know if you can get the proof sha

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ndawe(f): 3:14pm On Jul 31, 2017
Hello House, Is it advisable to book a US domestic flight with a Naira Card(I won't be traveling with the card) or look for someone in US to pay on my behalf. I have heard of situations where card used for booking was requested during check-in. Also, can I pay baggage fee with cash at check-in.
If possible, have the money transferred to your account/card you'll use to book and let it be yours to avoid stories that touch. I recently did my own US domestic flight booking with my GT Naira Mastercard, As part of the booking process, you will be informed that you won't be allowed to check in if you don't have the card that was used to book. So I'd advice you have the money transferred to the card/account you're gonna use to travel. You can go with the card na, even if you don't need it over there.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Ndawe(f): 2:32pm On Jul 31, 2017
lab proof? Or the actual vaccination? You can do the vaccination at lasuth, but presently MMR no dey
Lasuth still doesn't have but if you're on the Island Axis, you can try Doren Hospital (08023062100) in Ajah or Louismed Hospital (08130101759) in Lekki Phase one and the cost in both places is N6000. I did mine in Louismed sha. Note that the vaccine is taken in 2 doses (30 day interval), so have that in mind while making your preparations
cc Perotti

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Education / Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Ndawe(f): 12:52pm On Jul 31, 2017
As most know, I applied to 8 schools. Michigan State and Uni of Houston were my preferred destinations in that order and for obvious reasons: Michigan state was the highest rated of the schools I applied to whilst Uni of Houston posed (In my opinion) the best connections to the oil and gas industry based on its location and proximity to the oil Hub.


Oh wow, so good to read from you; I have been silently waiting for your update and even though the outcome wasn't anything you'd hoped for, yours is waiting for its grand delivery to you.

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