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I have been having this thought of relocating to Ghana after my service to start a new life.I would want to know if its a very good ideal or am i making the greatest mistake of my life?

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@Gbawe, your cousins Ikea style company/outlet sounds great! Just what we need in Nigeria. I'll be on the look out for it.

Seriously, all of what you wrote here makes perfect sense. Much of what you site here in terms of being dominated I also noticed when I went to Ghana. Its actually sad and they should really be putting their energy into addressing that, rather than punching the air on an internet forum.

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It's easy to sit behind a computer and make grand statements isn't it.

This little hissy fit write up you just did is the real reason i called you a spineless looser. Once again, you seem to be too easily riled up about issues that are not about you but you make your own nonetheless. This is not the profile of a strong-willed man. It's that of a wimp.

Nothing to do with your decision to relocate from wherever you were. Speaking of which, So you're moving to Africa to become the next Dangote or Banda are you? Listen sissy, real men make their own rules. carve out their own paths.

Wannabes think they can achieve greatness by copying another man's path. That's what sissy's do. And Dangote and Banda et al are no sissies.

What makes you so sure you are better off in life than i am? We have a proverb in Ghana that goes something like this: "if you haven't been to someone else's farm, you think you're the best farmer in town"

Let me tell you something. Nobody owes you anything in this world. If you want something you go and get it. Full stop. That you're well educated, or a decent citizen, or goodlooking, or married to whoever, or have a good heart, bla bla bla, entitles you to nothing anywhere in the world.

You seem to think you should be entitled something in Ghana or something. Like the country owes you something. We owe you nothing! A black man with that attitude is destined to fail anywhere you are. Unfortunate truth.

You talk about enlightened societies like the Uk. tell me, were you welcome with open arms by the british when you moved there?

Was i welcomed by the americans when i came here. Hell farking no. I fought for everything i have. Right from college, i took on the system, beat it, and reaped the benefits. I didn't go around moping that the system was against me. I went to do business in China recently. I faced enormous racist barriers. Did i sissy-out and b itch abt it. NO. I kept my cool, made my money, enjoyed their night life, and got out. That's how you do it. In life you identify the challenges you face in a situation, work out a way to deal with it and DEAL WITH IT. Bitching and crying foul won't get you anywhere. Good guys finish last my friend. Take that from me.

Develop some spine you wimp.

Here's the difference between you and I. I make no attempt to hide my disdain for you and your ilk. And I stand up steadfastly to defend my country. You on the otherhand, are so determined to come off as reasonable. Perhaps due to a pathological desire to be liked by everyone (i see this personality in most of your writings) You usually start off with what seems like a reasonable tone but quickly shift to disguised(poorly i might add) insults and sustle nastiness. Like i said, you're a wimp. Grow some cojones for farks sake. IF you want to insult me, be a man and insult me to my face.

Now let me address some of the more hilarious points your weak mind raised. So ghana girls prefer nigerian guys eh?

What about nigerian girls? Girls in the diaspora always prefer to date men who are not from their country. The feel less judgement. DO you know how many times i've been told by nigerian girls that they would never date a guy from nigeria? i've dated several nigerians girls in the past. On the other hand, since i left ghana, my only eperience of ghanaian girls has been when i have gone back to ghana. Never abroad. So if that is your argument then you have a lot to learn.

Besides, who's to say your wife is not just telling you that to ease your mind about her potential cheating on you with a man from her own country? you seem like paranoid person. maybe your wife feels the need to make up these claims to keep you happy? haha.

Let me also address this notion you have that i haven't been to my country in a long time. And that, therefore, you know Ghana better than me. Where do you get this opinion from? I visit Ghana at least twice a quarter. Spending as much as 2 weeks sometimes. Trust me, there is no part of Ghana you know better than me. That is what amuses me about your posts. That you think you know Ghana better than me. And to convince yourself, you usually sprinkle your posts with vague references to certain ghanaian personalities or places.

In conclusion, one man's opinion cannot override that of a million people. Ghana is world renowed for our hospitality. Our welcoming spirit. If your countrymen are not getting the same treatment, the problem is you, not us. In Ghana we say kukru kukru no gyae a, kekre kekre no nso begyae. I'm sure i don't need to explain that to you since you know the country so well.

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Prove anything I have stated is erroneous or a lie then !!!! You may not be a blatant liar like Abrantie, K4 , Shesi and your other decietful countrymen but it should be obvious to you that I know what I am talking about and that I do not have time for fibs. Is Glo not on Oxford Street as I stated ? Is Chicken Republic not there either? Are many of the Nigerian investors in Ghana not involved in top-end business models Ghanaians stay away from ? Even in the no-brainer sectors , like transportation, Nigerians are gaining a foothold. Go and find out who are fast muscling in on the long distance ( eg Accra to Kumasi) luxury bus transport operations !!!! Hating Nigerians and Hurling abuse is all you guys like to do rather than introspect, re-motivate and assertively take advantage of opportunities you should naturally be best positioned to utilise in your own domain.

You prefer to try and frustrate a people you feel you can't compete with by doing petty things such as refusing to rent homes to them and lying to the world that they are "problematic criminals and armed robbers" . Disgraceful !!!!

It is funny how the xenophobia , in my 9 year observation, has increased exponentially with the entry and success of many Nigerian businesses in Ghana . Strange ain't it ?

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Yes . Sure.

Job/Business Opportunity:

As a Nigerian, forget coming to Ghana to hustle or get a job. Hustling is out of the question because you can make far more doing the same thing in Nigeria . there is far less business activities here so it is far more difficult to hustle legitimately in Ghana. Half-decent jobs (banking, insurance, et al) are snapped up before the ads reach print. Pay for most jobs is less than equivalent pay for similar positions in Nigeria.

Things begin to get juicy when you come with your own appreciable capital. You can immediately turn your hand to property development , money market investment, transportation, hotel and tourism (including eatery services) , export of standardized specialist finished goods , manufacturing and even farming because land , compared to Nigeria , is still reasonably cheap in Ghana. Local Uptake of fairly complex to very complex and capital intensive business opportunities is still fairly low. Despite the noise of the likes of Shesi that "Ghana is on the up" it is still foreign players who continue to enter and dominate the most profitable markets and industries.

If you can't get a job here and you are not here to invest what will you do ? Enjoy electricity and cool breeze outdoor at 3 am?

It is late now and I will post tomorrow on other aspects on living in Ghana .

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There you go with your superiority complex. I don't know how you really muster the courage to write that garbage. You people can't even be superior to dogs. What makes you so pompous? Beats me. Yeah right, married to Ghanaian my Bottom.

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It is getting more confusing, lol

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Gbawe,

Heheheh, you sound very confused. You come here thrashing Ghanaians with so much hatred and yet you are telling me you can't leave. You have a Ghanaian wife so what? If you see problems which does not exist or want to make mountains out of ant hills then it’s about time you hit the road to a less xenophobic area or better still to Nigeria, your country. You come here talking as if Nigeria is heaven and yet you are stuck in Ghana. Family? No problem, pack everybody and go back to your heaven.

Better Nigerians who are schooling and appreciate the hospitality of Ghanaians and don't see the so-called xenophobic Ghanaians Gbawe sees don't come here and talk thrash about Ghana. I am a Ghanaian and I know Ghanaians are the last people who would hate foreigners unless and I repeat unless the foreigners come and try to crap over their land. You have buried your head deep somewhere and have refused consistently that Nigerians have often been problematic any where they go. There is a history of your behavior in countries all over and yet you try to rationalize and interpret it as Nigerians being smart. Let your people try putting up a good image and they would not have problems.

You have a Ghanaian wife so everything must be changed for you, right? Wrong. Many Nigerians in Ghana are dubiously acquiring Ghanaian passport thinking that would make them Ghanaians, hell no. The same way I can’t go to Nigeria, get a Nigeria wife or passport and try to play the alpha male in town. You people don’t get it.

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PLEASE don't ever try to go to that bleeping dump yard called ghana. You can not even compare the whole of ghana to half of Lagos, I'm talking in terms of infrastructure, civilization, development, entertainment, jobs, the people e.t.c (everything). So, don't even compare the whole of Nigeria to that dustbin country called ghana. If am very very serious. I am talking from experience. I mistakenly went there and I to my surprise I now acknowledge ghanians being hostile to a great nation (Nigeria) and to the people that have been assisting them (Nigerians). Just don't speak English in any part of ghana, then you are in trouble, because they will automatically know that you are a Nigerian and they will start to envy you. You can't walk on the street freely, you will see hundreds of people starring at you as if you are a star or cinema. It's not that they are starring at you out of goodwill, No! They will stare at you out of bitterness and diabolic hearts they all have.

ghanians are jealous of Nigerians, because Nigerians are smarter, intelligent, educated, civilized and 1,000,000 times richer than them. They jealous a whole Nigeria, because the whole of ghana as a country can not be compared to Lagos, and it's 100% true. The finest place in ghana is very small place called legon in accra, that poo legon can not be compared to just festac, not to mention other BIG BIG expensive and luxurious places in LAG. There is no single job in ghana, if even you will get any job, then here is what u will get: A banker or any of there highest paid worker earns only 100 cedi or highest 200 cedi monthly, that is equivalent to 10,000naria and 200 cedi to 20,000 naira. A cleaner at any of smallest bank in Nigeria even earns more than 30,000naira monthly. I tell you the truth that nigeria electricity is even more bearable than to ones in ghana. I stayed in one dirty fu*king ghetto called hatso-dome which is known to all ghanians as one of there best place, but I tell you the truth that place is not compared to small parts of Orile. That dome-hasto or whatever is called has been without light for 2 weeks now, and there have been steady light off over the whole ghana (power outage is called "light off" in ghana).

People of 9ja, I used to complain about Nigeria before, but after I went out of 9ja I now realized that Nigeria is 100 times far ahead of all this Africa countries million times, excluding South Africa and probably Egypt.

Nigerians, please let us start showing respects and love our beloved country NIGERIA. I know that our Government has been our complain, but yet Nigeria is 10,000 times better than that fu*kin devilish place called ga. I can not even call the name again, because it's disgusting. ghanians are the most jealous and cruel people on earth.

silly and extreme black people with black-wicked heart. I bi complete 9ja - African man to the core, but my brother if you see ghana or their ugly girls then you will know this saying is right : " Black person with black mind". This is what applies to ghanians: Black person with devilish, wicked, horror, envious mind".

You that bleeping maggot K4 and other ghanians cockroaches stay off this site and go continue using ur fetish to kill yourselves in ur extreme hot melting junkyard.

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Shesi , you are the worst of the Ghanaian posters here. You lie shamelessly and I have exposed you several times in the past. You are rude and irreverent. Attacking folks you know nothing about is the hallmark of your writing style. You make wild claims that defy logic in your attempt to usurp what you do not possess all in the desperation to measure up to those you feel inadequate in comparison to .

These day , if you do not know , it is not the diasporan "who could not hack it in London" who are moving back to Africa. Unlike you who , by your own admission , has been away from Ghana for a long time (probably with nothing to show for vast years abroad) , the diasporans moving back are often those who are extremely successful in the diaspora and now wanting to consolidate on that success and , if they have kids, provide an enviroment where their children can grow up empowered with a winning mentality in their Africaness. Olodo like you would not understand this . Many have several homes/shares/stock/general inevstments they have remortgaged or cashed in to release the type of funds that would ensure they enter Africa with superlative business models. A fool like you would not know this because empty pontification on the net is what you do while you go to your menial job in the diaspora freezing yourself to death daily.

My own cousin is opening an IKEA-type concept in Nigeria soon. After fifteen years in the UK he was at the top of the tree as an IT project manager earning close to $6000 a week with several homes (personal and investment). He is now living in Nigeria with his family . That is an example of those moving back while haters like you remain abroad commenting on issues you know nothing about and foolishly and ignorantly thinking everyone wants to die worshipping "Obroni" like you . It is unlikely you can become a Dangote or Alhaji Banda wherever you are in the diaspora but many  Africans , already very successful in the diaspora, now realise that they can get to the Banda, Dangote level by moving back home with dual benefits of raising cultured kids.

Unlike your brother K4 , who bragged of doing great things in Nigeria, I am not interested in chest-thumping . If , with your low ambition , loser mentality and poor grasp of the relocating diaspora , you sleep better viewing me as a failed diasporan then be my guest.

The likes of you will always contend that Nigerians envy you and that is why we talk . Not so at all . I actually pity a lot of you. You are weak and easily dominated . you show no substantial ambition, panache or zest. Even in your own Country , and backed by your own Government,  you are third best at everything .

Let me give a perfect example of the dithering weakness and lack of ambition, innovation and business charisma that indicates how , logically,  it must be many Ghanaian men who envy their Nigerian couterpart - to the extent that in exposed climes like the UK Ghanaian women are marrying Nigerian men and ABG (meaning anyone but Ghanaian as explained to me by a Ghanaian girlfriend of my wife) more than any other African women are marrying men not from their region of origin.

Oxford Street at Osu is probably the number premier high street in Ghana . Ask my Ghanaian brothers how many Ghanaian companies are operating on this prime location in their own Country!!! We have Somovision, Frankies,Papaye, Koala, Binatone and many other Lebanese electronic shop and ventures. MTN (South African ) is present. Zain (Saudi Arabia) is there too along with Dynasty and about one or two other Chinese Restaurant. Chicken Republic and Glo (Nigerian) are included too. Now why would any Nigerian envy men who , on their own soil and accounting for local advantage, allow foreigners to totally dominate even the most mundane of businesses ? Nigerians now run many long distance luxury bus routes (eg Accra to Kumasi) and you contend they envy you ?

I could go on. You guys should face facts. No sane Nigerian man would envy a Ghanaian man. What Nigerians find admirable about Ghana is its constant electricity, stable democracy and relatively peaceful society. Those are things that can be sorted out in the same way Ghana sorted those things out. Can Ghanaians easily sort out a lack of natural flair, charisma, ambition and drive ? These are the qualities Nigerians , on an individual basis , have that Ghanaians (and other Africans) envy them for. With some Ghanaians this envy is manifested in rabid hatred of all things Nigerian.

I doubt any Nigerian man would look at a Ghanaian and think I want to be like him when , on a man-to-man basis , the Nigerian is more domineering, more driven, more innovative , more charismatic and simply more effective. My brother the envy , naturally , can simply and logically only be one way.

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You should have a problem with it but , as you are a foul-mouthed hater , you don't because you know that you are always saying the same thing , and worse, all the time. Those who say this is a Nigerian site , to ward you off, are just being unhelpfully protectionist if you are discussing amiably . When you come here and pour invectives and scorn on Nigerian then excuse folks for telling you to clear off.

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Can you guys please stick to the topic and advice the poster

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Functional illiteracy, lack of comprehension and rabid xenophobia mixed into one !!! Do you know what you sound like ? Exactly like the racist thugs in Europe and and the West who ask Africans to go home , rather than inspect their own hateful characters , when Africans complain about discrimination!!! It is obvious hate has eroded the intelligence and comprehension skills of all the Ghanaian posters on this board because of the crap you are all writing !!!!

In asking me what I am doing in Ghana, like a classic xenophobe, you display pathetic bigotry, intolerance and inexposed local champion mentality with how you cannot comprehend that with a wife from Ghana and kids who are half Ghanaian I should be able to live here with dignity if that is what I wan't . Not one of you blind haters has addressed the despicable situation of Ghana turning into the opposite of the diasporan nations you all run to . Certain issues amounting to fundamental human rights of Nigerians are violated casually and all you hateful xenophobes have nothing to say about it other than ask Nigerians to leave if they are unhappy !!! incredible !!!

Whatever happened to standing up against xenophobia, bias , prejudice and hatred ? If a man has his money , is gainfully employed and possessing excellent reference that can be verified does it not bother you idiots if landlords fail to rent to him in Ghana merely because he is Nigerian? Would you guys like it if you were on the recieving end in the USA or the UK?

It would be obvious to non-West Africans reading this thread that it is you Ghanaians who care nothing for human rights, equity and the evolution of an egalitarian society !! How many times have I been asked to leave Ghana on this thread by you bunch of unattentive haters with poor comprehension when I have stated already that I am leaving soon for Nigeria and that my Ghanaian wife is actually more desperate to leave over her disgust with the xenophobia she wants her loved ones to escape?

You hateful idiots are not even concerned that one of your daughters decries the xenophobia in her country of origin. You do not care that her children will likely be treated as second class citizens , even when this is her country, merely because she associated herself with "Anago" !!! You all have a lot to learn . Sadly , a lifetime will not be enough to learn what is important in life for you shameless haters !!!!

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Ogogoro, apketeshie, sapele water, kparaga, kai-kai, short cut,shepe,agwanta,jipiti and push-me-push-you

My greatest wish is to see all Nigerians pull out their so-called investments from Ghana, even if for six months- and let’s see what impact that will have on the Ghanaian economy. In my opinion, that will settle the debate about how much ‘investment’ Nigerians are making in Ghana.

To the other fellow who says this is a Nigerian site and if we don’t like we should go away. Well, I have no problem with this being a Nigerian web site exclusively for Nigerians. But then you must as well talk solely about Nigeria. If you make other countries an issue then it no longer becomes a Nigerian site.For everyone who feels vilified has the right to hit back and in the manner he deems appropriate. We all don’t have the same temperament so blame the person who goes out of his/her way to start a quarrel. Search the thread; I did not start the insults. Go back and identify those who thought an innocuous request for information regarding a young Nigerian woman’s desire to relocate to Ghana was a perfect opportunity to exhibit their morbid hatred for the Motherland. I guess you guys didn't see that unwarranted attack on Ghana,huh? I only responded to it, so why blame me? I have the right to hit back and I will always exercise that right with the highest degree of passion, commitment and venom whether on nairaland or any where else. Again, what rubbish!

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You are right about that. There are people who will not find the sense in what you are saying as soon as they put a tag on you. Keep it up

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@all Chale people, Reject Nigeria investments and become poorer. Read Bank of Ghana's Composite Index of Economic Activity Report by Kwasi Amissa-Arthur(Bank of Ghana governor) You'll know more.

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I like to keep it that way because people can unconsciously change their reactions if they feel they are speaking to a woman. Its not actually important is it? In fact, for the past three weeks I had my profile pic up,  I only changed it about half an hour ago. You would have seen what Londoner looks like.

I like to keep the mystery, its funny that most people assume I'm a guy its probably because I'm outspoken, lol

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ha ha ha. Nobody seems to know who or what Londoner is.

@ Londoner, u sef need to let us knw which one u be by updating ur profile on gender. I think time don reach and pass on that one

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@son of peace, no worries. I'm a woman actually, lol

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@sonofpeace, I am Nigerian, lol

It is one of the  Ghanaian posters who have created no less than two threads on Ghanaweb about this thread, what for I dont know.

They are actually showing themselves up if you ask me. They are simply full of hate, I actually pity them. this is a website for everyone, whether they are Nigerian or  not, but I wonder why they come here if they harbour such hate.

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@k4, sheshi en matass, What are You doing in Nairaland. Plz for your Information this is Nigeria and not Ghana, go get a life in your heavenly ghanaweb and leave Nairaland for Nigerians mister.

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Regardless of the economic nature of Nigeria right now. It wont take long compare to Ghana b4 Nigeria get to its rightful place again

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They even created a thread on Ghanaweb about this very thread, lol

Yet, just last week there was a thread telling them they should emulate those on Nairaland, you can sure see why by the way they "express" themselves here. They are like little boys.

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Sorry for the mixup

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Gbawe,

If you feel so bitter about Ghana what the hell are you doing there? Get out!

You have constantly been making noise about how Xenophobic Ghanaians are, pleeeeeaaaaase, give me a break. Who are more Xenophobic than NIGERIANS? Have you guys forgotten the Biafra war? Prey tell me, what was the precursor of the Biafra war? You can not even contain yourselves as Nigerians with different ethnic groups and would brutishly slaughter each other at the drop of a dime, talk about Xenophobic. If you are capable of doing it to your fellow country men, for the life of me I’ll not count on you not do it to Ghanaians or other foreigners for that matter. Maybe the opportunity has not just presented itself but at least there is a record as to what You people are capable of doing.    

Do you know the number of Ghanaians who died in Nigeria during the Ghana must go period? Don’t get me started about Xenophobia.

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What makes you think i'm nigerian?

I wouldn't be caught dead living in Lagos. For what?

I'm full blooded Ghanaian and i'm trying to tell you you dont know jack about Accra or it's history. Who told you Makola was settled by Yoruba traders? where the hell did you get that from? Makola used to be the first stop for Buses ariving in Accra from Afram Plains. Makola is a Ga word. Your whole argument basis is wrong. Look, i don't need education on Accra from you. Like i said, very few people know Accra as well as i do.

The FACT is Ghana is on the up and up. We're moving up. Nigeria on the other hand it as best at Standstill. More realistically moving backwards. This is the painful truth farkups like londoner and Gbawe are so pained by. They are motivated by pure jealously and sheer disbelief that Ghana is now outdoing them in every possible way.

YOu have a spineless looser like Gbawe who couldn't hack it first in the UK, and now in GHana, and instead of coming to terms with the fact that he is just a failure by default, he chooses to attack Ghana,the noble country hosting an  invalid like him, at every single opportunity.

And then there's the quintesential EEDIOT Londoner. The least said about him the better. He claims to be a big shot.  Somehow everytime i read from him, i'm reminded of the phrase empty barrels make the most noise.

YOu can continue with your backside-kissing but real a true ghanaian man can never do that. Tell them the truth to their face. Their country is shiiiite.

After all is said and done, which people are tripping over themselves at the entry borders into Ghana? You got that right - NIgerians. They can continue to live in delusion but the facts on the ground speak for themselves.

I repeat my original question: Have you heard any Ghanaian young man/woman asking a question about Nigeria like the OP of this thread was asking?

THAT my friends, is all the proof we need.

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@K4

I like your zeal and your patriotism when it comes to the issue of defending mother Ghana. But I believe you could have shown a bit of difference in terms of choice of words.

I know everyone react differently from any issue. But as fellow countryman and African, please could you soften up so other people can see the best of you. I know how some of the posts are such that one feels like hitting the person, but as the saying goes, "do not argue with a fool, people might not notice the difference." I hope my plea would be taken in good faith. I have no intention of castigating you, if I have, I'm apologising.

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fact is ,the relation between ghana and nigeria ,is more brotherhood than friendship,it was long there before the white man came and colonised both countries, in those days ,they were walking by foot and sailing in cannoes, Lagos-Accra-Lagos, and Accra-Lagos Accra,to visit relatives and also to do business.in bad times and good times ,they turn to each other direct or indirect, its a deep rooted relation and will always be there.they dont have other best friend as themselves

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the feeling is mutual, Londoner. I hope you don't ever refer to me in your postings again,ever.

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@K4, I didn't read your replies to me, you have nothing to say that deserves any attention from me. I ask you politely that it  be the last time you address me directly on this site. I simply dont respect people who think like you do.

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@ Londoner, who told you I'm being rational and unbiased? If it is about Ghana then you have my full attention. I have a duty as a very PROUD citizen of a great country called GHANA to defend my heritage. I owe no one an apology and I will do anything-including sacrificing my life- to defend the intergrity of my country. Does that sound like someone who'd like to please anyone? I stand by whatever I have posted on this forum. Rubbish. I realy don't care a hoot what you folks think about me,huh? So don't carry on with your rational and unbiased stuff,huh?Again, rubbish!

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Drop me a mail in my box at salamandercat@yahoo.com and let me see how I can be of help

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@sonofpeace

Makola is not a Ghanaian name. It is a name given by the Yurubas from Ibadan who settled in Accra in those times. The last time I checked, there was a Makola market in Ibadan. Someone should prove me wrong

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@Seshi

I have decided not to respond to any more of your ignorance. If you don't know that Accra New town was formally Lagos town and you don't know the history surrounding it, then there is no need to educate you further.

Well, you have your opinion and I have mine. And anytime you happens to be in Accra again, just drop by and I will 'willingly' chat with you and give you some few lectures. If I happen to be in Lagos (which I have no seen for the past 20 yrs), I will like to drop by and have a cup with you if only you are willing to do so.

If you are really in search of the truth, kindly ask your other brothers who are in Accra and you will know more.

For reference, look for a book written by Prof. Deborah Pellow an Anthropologist of the Syracuse univeristy USA titled. LANDLORDS AND LODGERS. You can google for the book and read a piece of it and you will know that I'm talking on authority.

Good luck

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@K4, after Gbawe exposed you for what you are, dont try and come over as rational and unbiased.

You are a bigot plain and simple.

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Hmmmm Londoner you want to take me on? I don't really have time for a worthless loser like your type.I dey kankpe, If you want a fight , ready any time.

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There is a section of Houston nicknamed "Lagos". Are Americans from Nigeria too? Is Alata a nigerian word?

Do you also mean to suggest that Hausa is a nigerian language? you must not be well educated/travelled are you? Hausa is spoken widely across West Africa. From Senegal to Chad to Mali to Mauritania etc etc etc.

Stop masquerading as a Ghanaian. You are no Ghanaian. Zongo is now a nigerian word? are you farrking kidding me? Since when was Accra Newton called Lagostown? i grew up in Accra (before there was a suburd called Newtown,so tell me)

How is Tudu, Makola, et al of nigerian origin? are you high? btw, mentioning those names does not convince me one bit that you are ghanaian. quite the opposite actually. Especially since you mention Tudu. Tudu of all place? do you know the history of that place Tudu?

You seem to be saying that all the northern ghana people are from nigeria. You couldn't be more wrong. Most of the inhabitants of modern day Northern Ghana came down from Timbuktu. Present day Mali. The only Ghanaian tribe originated from present day Benin/Nigeria region are the Gas. And they originally came from the Horn of Africa region. Stopping at several points before finally settling where they are now.

Don't get it twisted. There will never be any trooping of ghanaians into nigeria. For what?

you are a kid. you don't know what you're talking about. sit back and let grown ups educate you.

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Look my honest opinion is that Ghanaians and Nigerians can never get along, because we are very different people. Yes, very different. You guys can talk all the talk but the reality is that Nigeria can never claim to be better than Ghana today. Do you guys know that unemployment in Nigeria is officially 80%? Why do you think everyone is an okada rider, in fact some ‘university’ graduates charge cell phones to make a living in some of your major cities-because most people can’t even have electricity to charge their phones! And what about the army of kidnappers,ritualists and ‘armu’ robbers. Do you also know that 90% of Nigerians survive on less than $2 a day? I don’t even think you know the level of poverty in Nigeria and Ghana. And while Ghana is on track to meeting the MDG goals on key sectors like poverty alleviation,access to education(by the way the number of Nigerians seeking admission into Ghanaian schools is indeed very frightening), and health care while Nigeria is far, far behind and has no prospect of meeting any of the targets set out in the MDG programme.

I don’t give a damn whether you folks think Nigeria is better than Ghana or vice versa. Why should I care when the concern should be how many citizens or inhabitants have access to potable water,how effective is security for the ordinary citizen, how good are the roads, health care, how many people can afford food etc. I guess most of you look at how prosperous a country is by the number if mansions, skyscrapers, limos, how mighty and tall one’s gele is, how many citizens are able to block streets in the neighbourhood to throw those audacious parties. I don’t know how some of you measure prosperity, but I will advise you look for the UN human development index to see how Nigeria fares. I guess some of you know the truth but will never admit,huh? How many Nigerians have access to potable water, how many Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed at night, how many hours of public electricity (PHCN) can you get? What is the life expectancy in Nigeria, compared with other West African countries, especially Ghana?

For everyone, including Nigerians, we want to have a good life-drive on good roads,sleep with our two eyes shut at night, eat three descent meals,have good education for my children, and generally provide a standard of life that ensures that I stay healthy for many more years-enhancing my life expectancy. Which of these two countries provide these conditions better? Forget about the limos, the skyscrapers, the big agbadas,geles etc. What is a limo when there are no good roads to drive them on, what is a skyscraper when there is no electricity to power the lift to the 20th floor, for example. I have a lawyer friend from the east-an Igbo based in Abuja- he can’t even drive any of his powerful cars to his village! The ‘landlords’ will deal with him.

My candid advice is Nigeria has a lot of challenges-just like Ghana- and should focus on addressing them. This obsession with Ghana will not get your problems solved. As far as most of you are concerned, Nigeria is better than Ghana. If that makes you happy and helps to massage your zuma rock-like ego, fine. I know better!

Gbawe, I think you’ve got yourself a good wife. At least she can stand up for you.

Sonofpeace, don’t expose your ignorance,huh? The way you are going I wouldn’t be surprised if you end saying Nigeria owns the whole of Ghana,huh? Who told you that a Nigerian owns Tema refinery and the west African gas project? You sound very ignorant, just like a number of people posting comments on this thread. Go and find out who really owns the Tema refinery and wagp before you come here to post rubbish.

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@Sonofpeace, sorry, I think you are mistaken. Tema Oil Refinery is NOT owned by a Nigerian. You will have to back up that claim with some hard evidence for me to believe that. Isn't it government owned?

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Hi tkb41, Am a student wit A.T.B.U. Bauchi nd i have planning to scul in Ghana. Pls dis my numb incase wen next U want to visit ghana U can help me get an application form in any of their University. 08037643339,My name is Aminu Asuku. Tanx.

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My prayer is that God will help us all to be gud Nigerians wherever we may find ourselves whether we are in Ghana, Uk, SA, TOGO, CHINA etc that is what matters.

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I even forgot West Africa Gas Pipeline Network single handedly sponsored by Nigeria government.

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I don't have any problem with ghanaians, infact i have many ghanaian friends up till now i am in Nigeria but it baffles me to hear some ghanaians like k4 insulting Nigeria and Nigerians after all that we have done and are still doing for them. My uncle employed not less than 5 ghanaians, 3 of them are married with kids yet fools like K4 does not see that. There is one big truth most of the ghanaians usually deny and that is; before Nigerian companies/investors came to ghana, ghanaians were stripped of their hard earned Cedes by Lebanese companies such as Melcon, Lava etc, but Nigerians came and changed the quality and amount of goods and services ghanaians consumed to a high quality and cheaper rate respectively.Tema refinery is owned by a Nigerian. The list of investment contributed to Ghana Econony by Nigerians is endless. Name one successful company in Nigeria owned by a ghanaian and i will name 5 companies in Ghana owned by Nigerians.

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@gbawe, I agree with everything you have said.

Ghanaians are in denial about their own mindset . Its not just Nigerians who have complained about it either.

If a Nigerian doesn't mind enduring their petty xenophobia, then they should go ahead to Ghana and make a success of themselves legally. There is no better revenge on spitefulness than to accomplish your goals right under their noses.

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And to all those Nigerians who believe Ghanaians are hostile, go check 'Ghana Must Go' and you will understand a state sponsored Xenophobia

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It is lack of self confidence that causes people like Gbawe to think everyone is looking down on them. I don't believe he can be serious when he implies his wife - a Ghanaian- is nice whilst all the rest 99.9999% are bad. This type of thinking comes from obsession borne out of hatred. The world and for that matter the people around you reflects back to you. If you are nice, the world is nice to you. If you are arrogant, the world is arrogant to you. If you don't respect yourself and have very low self value of yourself, the world will treat you as such.

You can believe what you want. Ghanaians are everything you dream them to be. But know that you are not the only Nigerian who has been in Ghana and if you are crying after 9years when someone had enjoyed for the past 20+ years, then you must do some self checking.

Without mincing words, I think the problem with Gbawe is lack of self confidence

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@shesi

Please dont draw me into your arguments. And there is no where in my previous submission that I said 90% of Ghanaians are Christians.

And on the history of Ghana, I believe if you have had a little patience, you will have known that the Ga people of Accra migrated from Ile Ife from Nigeria. There is a suburb in Osu called Osu Alata. The people of Gonjaland are from Northern Nigeria. The word 'Gonja' comes from a corrupted Hausa word 'Gwanja' - trading. My Hausa speaking brothers could attest to that. Go to Salaga in the North and you will see it all there.

The word 'Zongo' is actually Zango, a temporal place of abode and guest who are living there. I must say you have not taken notice or it did not occur to you that places like Tudu, Cowlane, Makola, Kasoa, Okaishie, Zongo lane, Accra Newtown (formally Lagos town) all Accra are of Nigerian origin. And it is the same thing all over the country.

There are prominent Nigerians who are deep into our politics and there are still a whole bunch of them who are holding key government positions. I can talk of the Bankoles, in the early 50' the Brimah's, in the 90's. Even our former Vice president Aliu Mahama had his root from Nigeria. For your information, our current National Chief Imam origin is from Zamfara. Come to our Mosques and guess what language is used for sermons. The list is endless. I'm telling you this on authority. I have done research on them and I'm still doing it.

As I keep saying, the issue is not about the country. It is about individuals who can make a difference. I live in a place where 90% of the people are originally from Nigeria. So it is easier for a newcomer to be roped in because of the language. Come to the streets in Accra or go to the Mosques on Fridays. All the beggars that the authorities in Lagos and elsewhere were sacking have all ended up here.

So please shesi let us be civil on the issue. As long as the world spins, we may find ourselves in different environments one time or another. And who knows, one day, the trend will change again and Ghanains will be trooping back to Nigeria!

FYI: There are people on this forum who personally know me because I hosted them in Accra . They will tell you my story

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Ol boy,

I'm just back from Ghana. At first it'll seem an ok place, but underneath, it's definitely not what it's all cracked up to be, especially since the confused Government of Attah Mills took over. But they do a great cover up before the world though. The 24/7 electricity, low corruption, lack of 419, security and all that are a whole load of bull. I may not give details, but I advise you to stay in Nigeria. It will be better worth your time, besides, I believe Naija is on the way up now.

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whatever naija still rocks than any country in africa no matter the problems

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Absolute crap.

where did you get that nonsense version of history from.

And as usual i see Gbawe representing here (like on all of the other numerous ghana hating treads) trying to disguise himself as a reasonable person. Chale, give it up. The ruse is over. you've been made out.

did i read you correctly when you said 90% of ghanaians are christians? Since when? why are you so bleeping obsessed with Ghana.

Bitter as it may be, the truth is quite simple: In today's world, you will not find ANY ghanaian youth asking a question about nigeria like the OP is asking.

that is TELLING!

You guys are good at blaming everyone else for your bad reputations. Tell me any other country that is not suspicious of nigerians? i'm waiting. Try renting a room in europe and only present your nigerian passport and see what happens.

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