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Politics / Re: Court Of Appeal Port Harcourt Division Virtual Court Sitting. by sammyp01: 2:43pm On Jun 11
Politics / Re: Atiku Campaign DG, Abiye Sekibo Attacked By Gunmen In Rivers State by sammyp01: 1:46pm On Feb 10, 2023

You are just a big joke.

Look at this man. you must be really pained. who told you wike attacked him. The idiot ended up attacking himself them blaming it on wike, so as to get sympathy vote from Rivers indigene, but there plan has failed. If you dont know the antics of these politicians then you are not a Nigerian.

I was waiting for one monkey to say this
As you think Wike is the saint
They have been distruption of campaigns in Rivers state heavy Gun fire,let me guess other political party state that too as well. Something that's a known fact you are here saying it was stage. You are just suffering from Stockholm syndrome and very soon you will be well. WIKE is the mastermind of all these happening. Known facts no dey deceive yourself
Politics / Re: 2023: Appeal Court Reinstates All APC Candidates In Rivers State by sammyp01: 12:22pm On Dec 15, 2022
Rivers and vawulence
Watin concern violence for this news here

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Politics / Re: Amaechi Built Five Flyovers, Rivers APC Replies Wike by sammyp01: 6:52pm On Nov 27, 2022
Only five flyovers in 8 years compared to 12 in
8 years? APC members need mental and psychological check up.

How many schools or how many primary health care center or how many students has wike given scholarship to study abroad. Or how many doctors did wike employ and gave them official vehicles.
Or how many students did wike pay bursary or award local scholarship.
You are comparing WIKE with Ameachi
Is like bomb dey your head.
If you have parents in civil service in River state go and ask question.
Please check yourself
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 8:59am On May 15, 2022

Please how I can i contact you directly.
Send me an email
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 7:19pm On May 13, 2022
Family of 2. Me and my wifey
Biometrics April 4th

Main applicant has 8 years study gap (submitted 2 employment letters(both indicating salary) and two references)

TB certificate expired before decision was made (bio April 4th certificate expired April 29) I was really worried about this

Used 2 bank statements uploaded in two separate pdf

Consent letter for dependant wasn’t signed

Main applicant paid $1286 for IHS(15 months course)
Dependant paid $648 (I was worried about this too)


GOD DID IT!����������

We will all testify!!!


Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 6:06am On May 13, 2022

Does Ulster issue CAS even if one has been denied visa from another country

Yes. My friend just got her visa
She had a visa denial to canada


Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 11:47pm On May 10, 2022
Any Visa update especially for those that did biometrics within 1-7 of April Abuja TLS center?
My course starts date is 16th may. I'm freaking worried.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 6:47am On May 09, 2022
Pls is there any may intake here who is also waiting for visa

Yes o
The wait is no longer funny
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 6:52am On May 03, 2022
From my experience you should book at mid night
You should get the date you wish for at that time.

Good evening all, please a quick question, I intend to pay for my IHS and visa fees on Wednesday; 4th May this week. I was told after payment I will then proceed to pick a centre which cannot be changed..

I intend to pick ikeja centre.. but my fear is if the date 9th of May will be available because that's when I wish to go for my biometric...

Is the booking date too close to the biometric date? Will I get 9th of May or should I chose another centre where I can get guarantee of 9th of May?

Please I need advice

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Travel / Re: Anyone Studying At Ulster University, Birmingham by sammyp01: 2:20pm On May 02, 2022
Hi,I will be attending Ulster this May
Im waiting for my Visa.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 5:44pm On Apr 25, 2022

Hello!! Any news from TLS/ukvi yet?
Not yet o. Still waiting
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 6:54am On Apr 23, 2022
As someone said earlier, as long as no NSF mail. You shouldn't be. All be hopeful and keep fingers crossed. When did you State as planned date of travel?

25th of April
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 8:56pm On Apr 22, 2022

I actually did my biometrics on the 4th TLS Abuja. No word yet.i heard they are paying attention to people from Ukraine.
To be honest I'm feeling perplexed. My TB test expires on the 29th. should I be concerned?
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 4:56pm On Apr 05, 2022
Urgent response needed.

My CAS shield was on 25% this morning after 3hrs went up to 69% then back to 25%. All the gurus in the house what could have caused the drop in the percentage.
I'm guessing this is Ulster university. Don't worry
1. Did you get a query?
2.have you been denied a visa?
I think you should send them a mail better still contact your agent
I'm pretty sure they will resolve it
Politics / Re: Why FEC Rejected Amaechi’s N3.7bn Security Proposal - Leaked Memo by sammyp01: 12:13pm On Apr 01, 2022
Titan Trust Bank Limited, which barely three years ago won the central bank’s permit to run within Nigeria, is acquiring 89.4 per cent stake in Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Osibanjo is a very smart man!

The ministry of transport has quite a KPI that has enabled them to make smart business decisions about the direction of all projects under them. The proposal ought to have been approved. The failure cost lives. Let’s not forget this. It was nothing but petty politics. Is it not stupid that after the tragedy the same proposal has now been approved?
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 5:45pm On Mar 21, 2022
Greetings house, please can I use more than 2 of my personal bank account for POF?
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 7:29pm On Mar 17, 2022
Greetings house, please my TB test expires by ending of April and my course starts date is 16 may I'm about to apply for Visa. Should this be a concern?

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 11:19am On Mar 15, 2022
I think Bolton has for may but it's very competitive
quote author=SerendipityHere post=111041944]Just surprised! Didn’t expect the mail honestly.

There’s Ulster though but...I don’t like the course. quote author=[leogho post=111036038]My bro,

I don't know how I will be able to eat now o. I cancelled my form A shortly after receiving the mail this morning. So, so, heart broken... I have also written to them to defer to September while considering if I will go to Teesside.

Do you have another May/June offer? You might start considering such likewise.

Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by sammyp01: 11:16am On Mar 15, 2022
Guys I just got this information

Travel / Re: Wike Has Completed CFC Flyover Port Harcourt: Pictures by sammyp01: 2:00pm On Mar 01, 2022
Wike alias Mr projects is working. He deserves to be Nigeria president.
Why because he is constructing overhead bridge in port Harcourt and obio akpo?


Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by sammyp01: 11:32pm On Jul 29, 2021
I finally got my passport this week in port Harcourt after waiting for them to send an sms. I just walked into the office with my slip and they gave me the passport. If you are waiting for the SMS you may just be wasting time.


Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by sammyp01: 11:30pm On Jul 29, 2021
Please, my Port Harcourt brothers and sisters, how is your DIY journey going. These officers at Port Harcourt office are just demonic agents. Submitted file since on 18 June but haven't heard anything up till now. No call for capture not to talk of passport printing.

What is the way forward?
I suggest you go to the office for capturing if you are waiting for text message it may not come
Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by sammyp01: 6:25pm On Jul 20, 2021

No cuz I didn't do it the official way.
Please link me up with your connect.
You can mail me
Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by sammyp01: 10:56pm On Jul 19, 2021

Captured Thursday last week and just picked up my passport today.

Note: Port Harcourt office is not DIY friendly. Them go fustrate you so bad. Had to settle them after waiting for verification and capturing after a month, calling, mailing servicom to no avail and everything magically got resolved within 4days
For real? Did you receive an SMS before picking up?
Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by sammyp01: 3:49pm On Jul 18, 2021
Has anyone gotten their passport. for those who captured after the portal was opened.
I captured on the 15th of June in port Harcourt. Till date the passport isn't out. I called my contact at the NIN office and they said there have not started producing passport booklet. And I need my passport ASAP.
Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by sammyp01: 12:18am On Jul 12, 2021
Good morning, please has anyone who did capturing on 16th june in portharcourt gotten their passport (renewal)? Was told its 3 weeks and its more than 3weeks.
. The story is there no booklet from Abuja. Though I'm still expecting it this week.
Travel / Re: Relocating To Portharcourt (advise Needed) by sammyp01: 4:58pm On Jun 15, 2021
Settling down in Port Harcourt isn't that difficult. You can get a standard 2 bedroom for you and your family at woji for between 550k to 600k depending on your taste. With good electricity say 18 hours a day. Woji isn't far from Rumubiakani. PH is safe, people here are friendly if you stayed in Lagos trust me you will adapt to pH easily. The social life is a bit tamed for now. I guess wike knows best but basically there isn't any security threat. Price of food items are getting expensive by the minute.
Mind you there are other options for choice of living but it may be farther than where you got a job.
Wish you all the best.

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Investment / Re: CBN Covid 19 Loan, Household And SME Approved Beneficiaries by sammyp01: 1:15pm On Jun 14, 2020
Politics / Why Nigeria Cannot Afford A Stand-off With South Africa by sammyp01: 8:37pm On Sep 09, 2019
Since the images and videos of the maiming and killing of black foreigners in South Africa began to emerge on various social media platforms last week, Nigeria has been an emotionally frayed place. Tens of thousands of Nigerians live in South African cities and in recent years, they have become frequent targets of xenophobic attacks.

This time, anger in Nigeria boiled over and young Nigerians took to the streets protesting South African aggression and unleashing some of their own on South African-owned businesses.

The Nigerian government felt pressured to act and subsequently recalled its ambassador from Pretoria and announced it was pulling out of the World Economic Forum meeting on Africa which was held in Cape Town. While some Nigerians welcomed the move, others thought it was not enough and called on their government to intervene and rescue its citizens.

Examples abound of powerful countries going to great lengths to protect and repatriate their citizens who have faced danger abroad.


But Nigeria is not one of them. Indeed, in the past, the country has stood its ground on a number of occasions when defending its national interests. In the 1960s, for example, Nigeria had a face-off with France over the latter's continuous tests of nuclear weapons in the Sahara desert. The government of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa acted decisively, breaking diplomatic relations with Paris, expelling the French ambassador and imposing a full embargo on French goods.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Nigeria led the international effort to isolate and pressure the apartheid regime in South Africa. It threatened economic action against Western powers for refusing to sanction the regime and supported the national liberation movements in Southern Africa, including the African Nation Congress (ANC), with millions of dollars annually.

In the 1990s, the country, under the leadership of military ruler Sani Abacha, defied international sanctions and welcomed a visit by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. It also directly intervened in the Liberian civil war, dispatching Nigerian troops to fight.

Most of the reactions to the violent attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa reflect a yearning for Abacha-style diplomacy. But as recent developments in its relations with the United States demonstrated, Nigeria can no longer wield such diplomatic power. Last month, the Nigerian government was spectacularly quick to react to the US's reciprocal rise in visa fees by reducing the charge for Americans applying for a visa to enter the country. And last year President Muhammadu Buhari decided to "keep quiet" on President Donald Trump's alleged "s***hole" remark about African nations.

At present, it is clear Nigeria does not have the military, the intelligence capability or the diplomatic clout to pursue a serious escalation against even a regional power, such as South Africa.

This diplomatic "standoff" with Pretoria has exposed the weakness Abuja has masked in parading itself as a self-styled "Giant of Africa". South Africa used to be a bully that Nigeria could restrain through its support for proxies inside the country and its neighbourhood. But since the end apartheid, this relationship has evolved into a regional competition, which Pretoria is winning.

After the sanctions and international isolation were lifted, South Africa quickly became the continent's more favoured ally of developed economies and foreign investors. Pretoria emerged as the recipient of the largest share of foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa and in 2011 joined the BRIC countries in an economic pact formed to challenge the domination of Western economic policy.

It is also an important trading partner that Nigeria cannot afford to lose. South African businesses have major investments in the country, including the DSTV cable service, MTN telecom, the Shoprite supermarket chain and others. Nigeria exports $3.83bn worth of goods, mostly oil and oil products, to South Africa. By contrast, it imports just $514.3m of South African products, which accounts for less than one percent of total South African exports.

The more contrasting feature of the two economies, and which again highlights Nigeria's weakness is that while Abuja levers around a commodity-dependent economy, Pretoria has built a highly-diversified economy with a superior industrial structure. In other words, Nigeria needs South Africa economically, much more than South Africa needs Nigeria.

Nigeria's geopolitical power has also waned in recent years, while South Africa has remained a major regional power. Abuja has been battling with a rebellion in the north for years and has struggled to put a stop to flares of tribal violence regularly killing dozens of people. In its neighbourhood, Nigeria continues to feel largely insecure, surrounded by Francophone countries whose allegiances to France threaten the commitment of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to stability and non-aggression in the region.

The Nigerian government has also been unable to muster enough influence in the West to become a trusted partner. In 2014, the Obama administration, for example, blocked the sale of arms to the Nigerian military. The Trump administration decided to proceed with it but under heavy conditions which Nigerian officials have deemed "unacceptable". Western reluctance to sell weapons to Abuja has pressed it to seek arms on the black market. South Africa has embarrassed it twice in recent years by intercepting large arms shipment bound for Nigeria.

In this sense, the Nigerian government cannot do anything about the violence against its citizens in South Africa beyond making a few symbolic diplomatic moves and bringing up once again the Nigerian role in liberating South Africans from its white oppressors. It is clear that in doing so it is addressing Pretoria from the position of weakness.

Indeed, using persistent references to sub-Saharan African commonality and solidarity as a result of shared history, race and geography is not an effective foreign policy tool.

The idea of One Africa is a farce taken too far, and successive Nigerian elites have pandered to this fantasy to the detriment of national interests. The legacy of this pan-African misadventure is a geopolitically weak Nigeria which cannot stand up to for itself and for its citizens

This very much has to do with mismanagement of the economy. The redemption Nigeria needs is one that moves the country away from dependence on oil exports, foreign imports and interventions and towards diversification and industrialisation. We cannot afford to glorify the idea of producing pencils in the age of artificial intelligence any more.

Only if the country becomes materially secure and industrially productive will it be able to regain its soft power and international clout and stand up to the old bullies in its neighbourhood.


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