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Travel / Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by Predstan: 12:13am On Aug 05
Hadampson:


I swear down.. If to say na me, I no fit leave Australia for USA.. Like they say, one man food is another man's poison smiley

She don hear how the US needs her degree so badly
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 12:13am On Aug 02
Mrshape:


Don't use yourself to compare others.
you see that maths I won't fail a question and it won't take me up to 70% of the time allocated to it. , only the English aspect that might reduce my mark.
It was difficult for you does not mean it will be difficult for others.

And what is fresh about a secondary school brain??.
Make your point without dragging someone down.

Go and write the exam first. It's easy to make mouth

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 9:28pm On Jul 29
Friedpotato:
alot of people here did BSc for undergraduate so that might be why you've not been answered. A lot of people have gone through this process in previous threads so you can try to search. You'd see a lot of references. From what I know, not all schools accepts HND and you would need WES evaluation.

You'd need to do a lot of searching, mostly on Nairaland, because I believe this is the best website to get answers to your situation.

You are very correct.

@Cassidyice, your first step to being admitted is to evaluate your transcript with WES. When that is done, you have no more headache to worry about. You are as the same as the Nigerian BSC only that you have to look for schools that accept WES which are the majority
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 3:11pm On Jul 27
greenskittles:

Why not pay and register yourself? That's what I did. I just Googled it and it costs $225 which is about 90k.

Maffit has a tutorial service and will give you Magoosh account which cost about 60 dollars monthly. If you are sitting the exam for the first time, you can go with Maffit
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 6:06pm On Jul 22
The truth that people dont want to hear will be what they will come back to settle for... Thanks to Sheke01. No one is blaming Europe for temporarily banning Nigerians from travelling to Europe. Unfortunately, America has given a red danger(Travel not) alert about Nigeria due to the rising cases of Corona virus. They actually dont believe the Numbers coming from Nigeria
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 6:01pm On Jul 22
Eniolakiite:
Yea right.

It even seems those that have gotten it and recovered might still have some associated issues later on. Just don't get it.


Yes. The Lungs

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 5:58pm On Jul 22
Stevenssen:

Covid isn't that deadly for younger population. Most people here will get it and survive. If you don't travel, before a vaccine comes you probably will have gotten it anyways.
The world is opening up and all those traveling aren't stupid.

Its just better you dont get it. Your lungs may suffer for it.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 5:50pm On Jul 22
klawaaa:
I don't just know why Nigerians dont really set their priority right. America herself is still trying hard to contain the virus damage and here in Nigeria youth are only concern about achieving their selfish interest. If the airspace is open, and and people clamoring of travelling leave the country what about the hundreds of thier family member left behind in the country. Everyone should know that the virus is still very much around even if you are not too aware of that because of the peculiarity of Africa nations of lack of statistics taking. DONALD TRUMP just understood the effect of the virus yesterday and he has now made a u-turn of him down playing the virus. Please let all be patriotic and be considerate for once. Consider that funding, scholarships only existed when there is life. America no dey run away!!!

I was surprised to hear him say "Use your Nose Mask, unfortunately it will get worst before it gets better ". And Antony Fauci didnt get insulted when he said his inbox was not pretty
Investment / Re: Us Stocks Pick Alert by Predstan: 3:01pm On Jul 21
vibesdot001:


Kindly advice.... Is it possible to trade on either Robinhood or Webull if you don't live in US but you have SS number.

Also can you make payments and withdrawals to and from the Robinhood or Webull app without having a US bank account.


CC:OakPearl, Skymore1004, All

You need a US bank account and SSN

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Investment / Re: Us Stocks Pick Alert by Predstan: 2:58pm On Jul 21
Skymoore1004:
In addition to this, just to say that robin-hood is only available for US permanent residents or citizens.
Same as Webull. You need social security etc.

Outside US, has very few efficient trading apps like robinhood.

I'm an international student and I use Robinhood... all you need really is a SSN
Travel / Re: My France Picture Gallery by Predstan: 2:52pm On Jul 21
electromagnito:
interesting question, well firstly, I had to pray to God for guidance because its all by his grace I find myself in this position.
I had wanted to go to Hong Kong no matter what because the PhD topic was more related to my masters thesis which was on Glass science plus Hong Kong Universities are all in Top100 in the world including were I was admitted, let just say if there was no covid-19, I would have been in Hong Kong by now definitely.
During the lock down, I use the opportunity to also apply for a PhD at University of Hawai'i in US to work on bulk material of colloid particles, this still fall under my research work but more of biophysics, I got admitted after two Skype interview and I believe my recommendation letter from my two professor in France played a bigger role, I was told, I was selected based on my molecular dynamics simulation skills(trust me I learnt everything in france, Nigeria na scam), but there is one problem, covid 19, so I can only resume in US for spring next year plus I will be fully funded by American Chemical Society, but after going through the journal given to me to prepare myself for spring, baba I got more confused.
For France, La France, i got a PhD with ENS Lyon which is equivalent to getting a PhD with MIT in US, the PhD will be undertaken at Ecole Mines though but one special interest here is the topic, very interesting and fully sponsored by EDF, I will be working on nuclear reactor microstructure material like the 316L steel screw, this is a first hand industrial experience with EDF, everyone wants to work with EDF for sure.
I believe i will go to US someday for postdoc probably, but I won't kill myself for a US PhD because I am not desperate. When the time comes, we will move trust the process baba

Ranking of schools is one big thing for me and you checked that list. If it's not ivy League, it wont be compared to what you have. I think you made the right decision. You can do your PostDoc in the US(very easy route). I wish you all the best as a scholar.

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Travel / Re: My France Picture Gallery by Predstan: 8:07pm On Jul 19
electromagnito:
funny enough, i rejected the PhD offer in Hongkong last two weeks after i have done all necessary process, my visa already got me sef hahahahaha, my supervisor in Hongkong was furious but man need to choose better option, so the confinement was a blessing to me though, i used it to apply for my first ever PhD in france which i got hahaha and also got a PhD in US but i will be rejecting too because i dont understand the PhD in US at all, i wonder why the guy pick me hahahahahahaha he is only interested in my simulation skills. I hope i get to meet you someday. Enjoy paris baba.... na man you be.

Congratulations... on the other hand, Can you please tell me why you prefer the PhD in france to Hongkong and the USA.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 8:01pm On Jul 19
Eniolakiite:
US embassies in Nigeria will open when they feel it is safe for their workers. And maybe when Nigeria opens its airspace.
It is well.


So do you still think people should go ahead and pay Sevis fee or are you still thinking the expiry of unallocated SEVIS will be extended?
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 7:55pm On Jul 19
PriboD:
Dear VO,

I recently got an admission to a school in the USA. I have been in Nigeria due to the Covid-19 situation. My school is to resume this fall which I have already selected the virtual class option. I was awarded a Teaching Assistantship (TA) role and was assigned a Supervising Professor (SP) with a monthly stipend starting from August. I got in contact with the Associate Dean concerning my work by August virtually which was okay by my SP as he was also planning to have his classes virtually this fall and we will be assisting him remotely too. My Dean got in contact with the Director of the International Student office and they got to me by email stating that I cannot resume work since I am not in the USA. They also stated that since I do not have my SSN yet, there is no way I can be on-boarded as a TA since I am a new student. That a new student can only get an SSN if they are in the USA. Also that I do not have what is required to get my I-9 process.
The contract I signed with school stated I resume work as a TA this fall. My stipends are going to be held until I resume work which my Dean is now proposing by Spring semester. I contacted a friend who informed me I can get my social security number while I am still in Nigeria. That once that is sorted I should contact the Dean again and inform him how passionate I am about resuming work this fall. Since my assigned class for the fall is going to be an online/remote instruction.
Please, is it possible I can get my SSN while I am still in Nigeria as a new student? I checked out their website but I saw a lot of confusing options. But my friend was certain I can get it if I contact them. How do I go about this?
Thank you VO
I'm certain your friend is trying to defraud you if hes studying in the USA. But if hes not, then he doesnt have correct information about the SSN. One of the requirements of the SSN is to be a lawful resident which a student visa doesnt automatically qualify you for, but an address, a job and an employer in the US. You must be able to show that you reside in the USA. Your Visa, i-94(arrival date into the USA) and your address are not just necessary but compulsory in order to apply for SSN. If you can, please defer your admissions until the spring semester. Talk to your advisor, fall semester is here, hes likely not going to have a GA for Fall semester, you can vulunteer to work with him on research( payment later) if possible. You may also do some research with him/her as a volunteer(at your time) for free

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Investment / Re: Us Stocks Pick Alert by Predstan: 11:02am On Jul 15
Skymoore1004:
I bought this yesterday 50 shares & got about 100% back. But you have to be careful with it because you never know with this type of stocks
What app did you use. So far, I've only gotten 40percent. Or you sold already?. Planning to sell when market opens(Robinhood). I wanna buy Rigel. I missed 71 percent on it yesterday. I should have bought it at 2dollars
Investment / Re: Us Stocks Pick Alert by Predstan: 10:51am On Jul 15
Check out Vaxart and thank me later
Investment / Re: Us Stocks Pick Alert by Predstan: 1:34pm On Jul 12
Anyone buying Everi?
Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 7:23pm On Jul 11
Chris525:

Hmmm...a N15m house in Nigeria will most likely be in a highbrow area. Property of same spec will cost over $5k/m in the US!

All these conversion, addition & subtraction still those living & doing business in Nigeria constitute the bulk of the richest.

At $600 (Texas?) with those amenities, you're nowhere near any major city.



*Will most likely be* is not from experience but just assumptions. I have no answers to that. the same highbrow areas are not comparable to the average brow areas in the least states like ohio. You wont want to compare atlanta to Ikoyi except with maybe the traffic.
Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 4:20am On Jul 11
xandy84:
Time to move to country music capital. Good to know you. How long you being living in TN?








7 months only
Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 3:45am On Jul 11
RaptorX:
Look at this liar, now you have reduced the figures to 1.5 million and 2 to 5 million instead of 15 and 7 million. A $1500 per month apartment in any major American city is at best a tiny two bedroom not equivalent to what #15 per annum will get you in Nigeria, you are a Johnny just come trying to impress gullible youths on NL.

2m in lekki, lekki is not comparable to where I live in but Ikoyi. I dont live in a self contained but a one bed house which will cost a whole lot more in Ikoyi... You need to start looking for houses in Ikoyi to understand what I'm saying... i pay about 35dollar monthly as electricity. My apartment comes with unlimited wifi, and water is paid for by the apartment. Please understand me.


https://nigeriapropertycentre.com/for-rent/flats-apartments/lagos/ikoyi/old-ikoyi/601523-1-bedroom-luxury-apartments-with-excellent-facilities


https://nigeriapropertycentre.com/for-rent/flats-apartments/mini-flats/lagos/ikoyi/banana-island/619817-luxury-1-bedroom-flat

https://nigeriapropertycentre.com/for-rent/flats-apartments/lagos/ikoyi/osborne/651261-luxury-1-bedroom-furnished-apartment
Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 3:41am On Jul 11
sharpman1:


If you earn 120k you won't pay 40% as tax.
Yeah true, but will pay over 30percent in states like New York. 24percent federal, 8.8 states.
Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 3:40am On Jul 11
RaptorX:
Look at this liar, now you have reduced the figures to 1.5 million and 2 to 5 million instead of 15 and 7 million. A $1500 per month apartment in any major American city is at best a tiny two bedroom not equivalent to what #15 per annum will get you in Nigeria, you are a Johnny just come trying to impress gullible youths on NL.

Lol... you must be slow. Where do you live in bro?? I have toured houses in Ikoyi, lekki and the almighty Banana Island. These are are places that's comparable to where I'm saying.
Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 3:33am On Jul 11
xandy84:
$600 monthly means you living in the worst apartment and possibly a run down city. I used to live in Chicago, now live in Virginia Beach and the decent apartment is $900 for decent one bedroom apartment. Apartment that cost $600 with gym and pool is out of this world. What city do you live in? It's either you ain't telling the truth or you are sharing an apartment which means it's $1200 for 2 bedroom.








Lol... I live in Tennessee and out of the Capital. I pay 600 monthly for a one bed apartment. This is not a house or a condo but an apartment. If you think this is just too small to be true then I can show you a 3 bed house that cost 750 monthly in Franklin state of tennessee.

If an apartment cost 900 in chicago. Check same house in Washington county in the same state of Illinois.

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Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 3:17am On Jul 11
RaptorX:
With $600 a month you are renting one small room in a house and a $1500 apartment in any major American city is at most a two bedroom apartment. #15 million a year house in Nigeria will be a mansion even in Lagos so there is no comparison. There is no one bedroom that cost #7 million in Nigeria, you people are full of lies deceiving gullible teenagers.

Lol. You must be used to the low eyebrow areas. I live in a one bed house with sitting room, kitchen and my private big Bathroom. Before I left Nigeria, I work on the island and earn a merger of 300k naira. I live at ojodu Berger and I decided to rent a house on the island instead. It cost a whole lot more than you can think of. A self contained house was close to 1.5million per year(in the most ridiculous places on the island. In Ikoyi, you can only find a service apartment which cost between 150k to 250k per month(yes per month) . A one bed house cost up to 2million in lekki and 5million in ikoyi. I have not mentioned banana island yet.

These are areas that can be compared to where I currently live. If you have not lived every of this world, you wont know anything about it.

So a 1500 dollar house monthly will cost over 15million naira in Nigeria. 1500 not my 600dollar ooo.

The 7million was including cost of having 24 hours Light, security, unlimited wifi, trash and electricity.

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Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 3:07am On Jul 11
GloShare:


Then why would you say I was wrong when different laws apply?

If you earn a certain amount. You can pay up to 40 percent as tax

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Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 3:03am On Jul 11
smallsmall:


Dont mind the ignorant people like him.
If you work, live and earn $5K in the US, you will pay your Rent in Dollars (maybe like $1500), you will buy food and dress in the US in Dollars, you will pay insurance in Dollars, phone, internet, electricity in Dollars. At the end of the day, you will spend about $3,500 in a month of costs.

All those things, in Nigeria, do not cost more than #200K, so #450K will just do you good, with a lot of change left over

That's not true. A house of 1500 dollars in a Month will cost you over 15million naira per year in Nigeria. Please compare what's comparable not foolish things.

I am in the US and all I pay in month is about 600dollars including unlimited Wifi, trash and electricity. This same one bed house will cost over 7million per annum in Nigeria. If you add cost of petrol, security and data monthly. It will be up to 8million. Note also, I use over 70gb on my phone and close to 150gb data on my laptop every month on my laptop. I have access to the Gym, pool, drives my car on a good road. I do not also have to pay for Cooking gas
Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 11:42pm On Jul 10
JIREN01:
He's not experienced. Your experience has no relevance so far you're not trained in their system. A professor left here for Canada couple of years ago only to end up driving forklift for a living despite the number of publications. So far you're not trained in their educational system or have any similar working experience in the same, you're only entitled to menial and non-professional jobs. I'm exclusively speaking for Canada.

That's not the same in the field of programming bro... You experience matters in the field of Engineering and programming... take that or leave it.

People get employed directly from India, china, Nigeria and other countries without even education.. Your experience matters alot especially due to the fact that hes worked with Banks to the extent of earning 120k dollars from Projects.

Again, in Engineering and IT, experience matters alot.
Business / Re: How Old Were You When You Made Your First Million?, And How? by Predstan: 4:44pm On Jul 10
Goddys:
If I were in Europe or US, I would easily secure $20,000 loan and start agricultural business. The possibility of making $200,000 profit with the loan in ten years is high which is equal to N8 million naira.

Here in Nigeria, it's extremely difficult for youth with no standing to secure good loan to start a business. Instead, they will be telling you to start with $300 loan which is nothing.

Nigeria is jst killing our dreams.Those that have made the millions are not safe without support when the bad days approach. I am presently seeking loan from foreigners.

God will do it. Not everybody can start with $300

Who is this again? 20k dollars for agric business in the US? You think it's like the Agric they do in Nigeria or what
20k will not be enough to start a Business especially one that needs landmass and some license. And again, it's not easy to get a loan. You need a good credit score that doesnt come easily. However, you can start that business with 0$. All you have to do is write a very good proposal and you will be able to submit it in some places

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Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 4:18pm On Jul 10
Goodvibes007:

Where did you get this info from?

Banking is not even an high paying career in developed countries except you start off at an investment banker. Good luck getting that investment banking job without an MBA from an ivy league university

A programmer can earn that as a starter. Remember, he has the experience already so hes not an entry level candidate but an experienced one.
Travel / Re: $120,000 To Leave Nigeria Or 450,000 Naira Salary? by Predstan: 4:15pm On Jul 10
seankafor:
Lol, does Nigeria spend dollar?
If he makes let's say 5k$ over there, he won't be any different from someone making 500k here because over there he I'll still spend in $ not naira.. unless he is talking about serene environment which also comes with its own downside like racism and stuffs.

For me 500k# here over 5k$ there anyday anytime

You haven't experienced the other world, why wont you say that? 5k$ to 500k? You must be joking
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 3:18pm On Jul 10
Friedpotato:
I saw #8750 for 42GB Glo. That's an average of 1.4GB per day.
- I won't be receiving classes everyday
- I intend to use my phone for zoom which would minimize data instead of if I'm using laptop
- My classes are 1 or 2 a day, rarely 3.

So I think it'll be enough or if more than that, small.

Can I tell you that even if you dont receive classes everyday, you may have to use the internet everyday. From assignment to writing papers. I use over 80gb monthly on my phone, this includes instagram, twitter and other SM tho. I tried tracking the data I use on my PC and it was up to 150gb in a month, although, this includes personal development and LinkedIn Learning platform.
Classes will not be the only thing you do with the internet. You must be ready to subscribe atleast a hundred GB in a month.

Please carefully select your network provider according to your location. Do not go for the cheapest but the best. Weekly assignments and quizes contribute greatly to your final grade and 1 or 2 weeks can hurt your grade so badly. Remember, over 90 percent is A. My school's A grade starts from 94percent.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Predstan: 3:21pm On Jul 09
Cocao:


I never said or insinuated so. There was never a fabrication of information in the first place.
You dont understand it. It is better to know what's on ground and the reality so that you can plan adequately than being hopeful where there is no way. Even Current students dont know the direction Fall 2020 will go talk more of visa applicants.

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