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How Come Nigerians In Canada Don't Like Each Other?

I want your input on this subject. Nigerian community in Canada has become something else.

All they do is fight, take each others wife, cheat on each other. They don't support each other at all

Infact when I first got into this country, my very first job was with a Nigerian woman as a supervisor.

I trust her so much and I revealed to her my educational background.

Could you believe I was fired within 2 days

The manager called me and said the Nigerian woman told him about my educational background and how I am overqualified for this position.

Personally, I have so much love for my fellow Nigerian but when I meet them, I get disappointed

The other aspect is Nigerian Churches in Canada. All they do is compare each others cars and outfits.

I have been from one Nigerian church to the other and the same things persist.

I was born in Nigeria and I know how wonderful churches can be back home

Please I need your input.

God bless you everyone

I love you all my fellow Nigerian

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My bro,thank you for the summary.There is a big problem with most of our citiznes abroad.And i could deduce GREED,ENVY and JEALOUSY is the main reason behind the evils perpetrated towards fellow citizens.It doesnt matter which tribe.I remebered vividly well what my tribesmen had done to me,while we work in the same industry together here in South Africa.As such,i cut off from so many and kept just two,and the two are not even in the same province as I nor in the same field.Where i am now,im certain Nigerians here cant be more than 6-8 in total and we dont even mix.Its a surburb.

When abroad,learn fast.Just because someone hosted you and sound all religious doesnt mean he/she wishes you truly well abroad.

Cheers my people and all the best.God Bless.

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Dear ladapo:

Need to start a new life in canada, please hw do i accomplish this?

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I live in Winnipeg and I can tell for sure that "some Nigerians" can be very terrible....very arrogant, unsupportive, ready to run you down and willing to leave you helpless....however, there are great individuals who you really would have wished you met earlier. My experience in Canada wasn't a pleasant one, I almost ran back home but for encouragement from other friends...

A family member who took us in when we arrived in Winnipeg with my wife and a little daughter made life very unbearble for us and this guy who is supposedly a family member exploited us in many ways, through us out out in the cold at an instance and almost sniffed life out of his wife cos of us....first, he took six months rent well ahead of time from us in cash (this is not the practice in Canada)....the guy was all about all the money he could get from us, knowing we are jjc....he eventually moved out of town and guess what, he sold the bed we sleep in and a few furniture to us at 1200 dollars, something we could get for less....he wanted me to buy his car for 8000$ but when I refused, he became a roaring lion ....I asked him for receipt for all the money I paid him totaling about 6400 dollars but till now, that is history and to think this guy claims to be a pastor....now I have learnt my lessons, people moving out of Nigeria into foreign lands should be mindful of friends and family members they relate with....you need people to survive but pray to meet the right people.

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I had gone thru all the responses. All appears emotional and hasty attempt to generalize. If one is a failure at home, unless the attitudes changes, he will continue to be one even abroad.

Nigerians are like all other human being on the face of the earth. There will always be personality issue. No two individual can ever be the same.

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NIGERIANS ARE WICKED BOTH HOME AND ABROAD FOR SO MANY OF THEM THEIR WICKEDNESS IS INBORN THEY CAN'T CHANGE STUDY PEOPLE BEFORE YOU REVEAL YOUR SECRET EVEN IN THE CHURCH YOU CAN SEE WORSE PEOPLE I AM EXPERIENCED HERE IN NIGER.

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to cut the story short dont be with the wrong  ppl or the wrong  crowd try to have as much as  less friends you could not only in canada is everywhere in the world were the have africans the dont like each other

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Hey Versa, je suis a Montreal aussi. Vous Comprenez? Peut tu me donner ton couriel.Ca seras jolie de rancontre un bonne ami ici.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Hi I'm a nigerian male living in Montreal, married to an Egyptian and have 3 kids. I'm open minded and in my early 30's. if you saw and spoke to me, you wouldn't think I was Nigerian, I've lived and schooled abroad for a while. I run my own business. I'm looking for like minded, intelligent, educated open minded and well refined Nigerians who understand the value of family and friendship. I want to build a strong Nigerian community in Montreal based on these principles. Age, marital status or gender not an issue, just understand the meaning of social support. If you are an illigal alien or 419ner don't bother replying. All others pm or reply. Stay blessed brothers and sisters

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The thing i have learned here in canada is that everyone is here for a reason, it is not a must for me to be familiar with you because you are nigerian. The ones I have met are ok although there are some that are not. But all the same i have always learned to keep to myself.

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YEAH, THIS IS REALLY A BAD HABIT AMONG NIGERIANS IN CANADA, WHEN I FIRST CAME TO CANADA, I THOUGHT WE ARE ALL THE SAME, BUT AFTER A WHILE I CAME TO REALIZE THAT SOME NIGERIANS HERE WERE NOT PROPERLY BROUGHT-UP, JUST IMAGIN SOME PEOPLE DISCLOSING OTHERS STATUS TO STRANGERS, CALLING THEM REFUGEE, JUST BECAUSE THEY DONT HAVE THEIR STAY YET, A REFUGEE TODAY CAN BECOME CITIZEN TOMORROW AND A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN WHICH MOST PEOPLE HAVE CAN BE NOTHING TOMORROW, AND MOST PEOPLE THAT SAY ALL THIS THINGS ARE PEOPLE WHO THEIR PARENTS GOT THEIR RESIDENCE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS THROUGH REFUGEE STATUS, REFUGEE STATUS IS NOT A LIFE SENTENCE, THOSE THAT ARE INDULGE IN THIS ACT SHOULD DEVIATE FROM IT,

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They dont have to like each other. . .

It is not compulsory to like a your fellow Nigerian. . .

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Hello Nairalanders,

Please i really need your assistance.Am about travelling to Austria and as been told i will be staying with a relative who will come and pick me up at the port of Entry,He is working in a company.And he promised to get me a job when i get there,

I have gone to a travel Agent and she requested 500k,Payment after visa is out and confirmed.

I will be travelling with a Month Visa, I want to know whether it is posoble for him to get me my papers needed so as not to be an illegal immigrant.

Please i really need your assistance.Hope reading from you

Best Regards And God Bless

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@yommyyuk, na u f up by going to introduce yourself, dont u have pride, u dnt need to relate with every and any nigerian u see, well its all good, na u cos am. Lol, so wetin d guy yan wen u c am for party?

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Poster, this is very common

A few years ago, a work colleague of mine (whiteguy) told me that a nigerian has just joined our company on the top floor. A few days later I met the guy in the lift and I introduced myself. to my horror the bobo said that he was from Dominican republic. A few months after that I saw the bobo at a nigerian party. Men I was disgusted.

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@ mevis

You are the one losing by not associating with Nigerians. I can tell you from personal experience that there are lots of Nigerians both Yoruba and others spread all over Canada, particularly in Ottawa and they get along very well with each other.

As always choose carefully whom you associate with.

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i am not trying to be tribalistic but u all know that yoruba people are loud pple, i have read the bbc article and i jst found out that the woman is even yoruba. God bless 9ja

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@vadewoyin, na yoruba people plenty for canada, anywhere wey yoruba plenty wat do u expect, in d whole rccg in canada na yoruba full, as i enter rccg as i jst see d yoruba community i discharge. Forget about Nigerians, na over familiarity with nigerians they kill person, me anytime i c Nigerians here i will tell them that i am from botswana, thats whats up, ride alone and u will live long, take my advice. Dont even attend any Nigerian function, na my way be that, no nigerian here know say i be naija dude. Lol

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lol, who created this topic, hw u take know? I dey canada, naija pple can behave like, i dnt know what to say. Naija pple can form but its all good, i like that be vigilant scripture, its better to be on ur own

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the rule of thumb is never mix with anyone (Nigerians or not) who aint going to add value to your life, you will know them by their attitude, comportment, orientation and many other attributes. I do associate with few Nigerians here but i choose my friend very carefully and back out with a jet speed if i suspect they are can not be trusted

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It is very simple, just follow the simple scriptural recommendation - "Be sober, and be viligant for the devil your adversary is roaring about looking for whom to devour". Remember the Yoruba saying that you do not go to bed with fire raging over your roof, God will grant you the discernment to deal with these folks. Believe me, when dealing with "these Nigerians", wisdom is essential. As you can see in some of the response - keeping your distance, you can be seeing as being an elitist, if you're too friendly, people will say "na wetin be in own", so, as you can see, it's a no win situation, hence, the need for wisdom.

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Not all Nigerians acts up negatively though but i'd rather maintain my distance.

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Have been to Canada few times, I think Nigerians in that country are far better than Nigerians in UK

being a Nigerian origin in the UK armed forces have seen a lot I mean lot. I live in Oxford and there are some places I don't even go somewhere like Peckham because we Nigerian don't even behave ourself shouting on the street eating while walking I mean as if they are in Ajegunle

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count UK out^^^

thanks

carry go!!

bye

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You know the really bad part??

is the fact that these guys are surpose to our brothers and sisters.

its quite unfortuate, this issue is everywhere. ever been to a nigeria embassy before??

same thing. even the foreigners working there treat you like trash in your own embassy.

@ OP

i do not associate myself with nigerians abroad so i suggest you do same. you dont know who is who.

as a matter of fact, its much better for you to interact more with canadians becos they are more open minded,

and there is a sure possibility that you will succeed. i am writing from experience so its not smt i made up

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I have a few question for the Naijas who live in Canada.

Are Nigerians a fast growing community in Canada? How many of us are there? Where are we concentrated?

Thanks.

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What part of Canada? It depends and not everybody is like that. There are good and bad people all over the world. I am a Nigerian and I live in Alberta, Canada. I am a student here and so far, most Nigerians here have been so nice and accomodating. Sure there are exceptions, not everybody is nice.

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story about a Nigerian woman and fingers is very bizzare. Reminds me of an incident in California when a woman attempted to extort money from Wendys by planting a finger/thumb inside her dish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Ayala

As for mixing with Nigerians, to be honest, no matter the negativity that Nigerians abroad are accustomed to, I sometimes find myself gyrating towards the Nigerian crowd at social events.

@the poster, stop generalizing, not all Nigerians are bad.

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Naija for life.

We have bad ones and good ones. You choose what type of person you will deal with.

Even though some of them can be snubbish but who cares. Some are also snubbish in naija

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there are bad people everywhere

I have a nigerian friends and i'm grateful to God for them

where i'm working now na thru naija connection

some of ur oyinba or caribbean pals r not better than us o

naija 4 life

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Generally, I do not mix with Nigerians abroad. You just can't trust them.

at quote above i think that is an unfair generalization.

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pls let me have ur yahoo id lets chat

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@topic

you have not been to u.k especially london, the only girl/woman safe is a pregnant one with a bulging belly,and then u ll get all the whole naija drama,i have heard of girlfriend calln immigration on her bf,friends settn a close friend up e.t.c

even on nairaland you ll see same thing,think its a nigerian thing

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it's a pity. .Not only in Canada , come to France .

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here in germany is the same the Nigerian men are OK but the women run when you see them ,well not all of them some are OK.

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Thanks for all the great replies. I am not asking anyone to accuse me

I am simply stating things from my own point of view.

You don't know what I experienced here and if you don't understand ask me

I am in Brampton, ON to all the great Nigerians

I am always proud of my country.

There is no country in the world that will replace my sweet Nigeria

There is no one on this earth that will take the place of +ve Nigerians

I love you all and God bless you

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I am abroad because of me, not because of any Nigerian that does not mean ALL Nigerians you cant trust.

Last time I checked, there is freedom of association.

The poster's experience is enough to show why you need to keep your distance.

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That was a very silly thing to say. Your elitist attitude  to Nigerians all around the world is NOT cool and it is not something to announce with pride either.

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karmaMod,

many thanks for that link.

Thats truly shocking. It is a scandal and pure disgrace to Nigerian women in UK:

Generally, I do not mix with Nigerians abroad. You just cant trust them.

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b4 I respond, please poster, which city in Canada r u at?

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My imput to the thread is as simple as this. I accuse the threadstarter of making a very outlandish statement without having reliable sources to back it up. I equate this with calling all Nigerians scam artists.

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Why would you do that?

Bunch of jealous and hateful people. Npt a surprise that she was a woman too.

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first of all. . . .where in Canada are you?

There are nasty Nigerians everywhere, just as there are nasty Canadians, Egyptians and the like - the key is to avoid the bad ones and roll with the good ones. I have had mostly good experiences with Nigerians in Canada, in four different cities from east to west. I guess you just need to take time and find those ones that would fit you best.

With regards to naija churches in Canada though, I have little experiences with that - I've been to RCCG in two cities and they seemed pretty down to earth to me, I don't know about which ones you are experiencing.

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Thats cool, please am looking for and off cause i believe they are out there, a true brother who can help me come over to start a new life in Canada am a very hard working man who is welling to earn a good living out there. thanks looking forward to hear from some one

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