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Should I Return To The UK To Work? (I Have HSMP Visa)

Please i just want to know what people in the house think about my situation and what they would do if in that situation.

I did my masters in the UK and was lucky to get an HSMP visa in January 2006, but before i could get a job, something tragic happened and i had to return to Nigeria. With the situation of things then, i was hoping to get a job in Nigeria and stay with my family. However getting a job as been pretty difficult here, forget the foreign degrees, its all about who you know. Although i have received calls from some organisations about their employment processes, but dont know when they will call me for any of these and nothing is sure yet. Now i have lost 6 months on my HSMP visa from the initial 1year granted and i am thinking  of going back to the UK. What would you do if it was you, would you continue staying in Nigeria with your family and hoping to find a job or would you travel back to the UK?

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He might even be nowhere close to loaded. The empty barrel makes the loudest noice. haha

but i can believe he's 21. maybe that's why he's acting immature?

It seems to be incorrect because everything's underlined so the underscore isn't visible on my profile. lol (les_etolies90 @ yahoo . com)

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Bagoma

I am sure the original owner of this thread has enough information to make a decision. It has been a different topic since page two.

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@Akolawole

Yeah i think he should meet you or meet someone in London to clear the air. But l am ready to mediate and settle this argument. But you know what they say right. You have to put your money where your ************. Jackal needs to put up or shut up. Akolawole gave his number and i called from the US and his personality online is consistent with what he said over the phone and we talked for a while. On the other hand you (Jackal) are beating around the bush and being wishy washy. You have got to give Akolawole the edge in this debate right now because he backed his words with action.

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Jackal

Dude enough is enough bro. I know you are Loaded, I believe you have a home, but dude there is no way you are 21. At this point i am willing to bet that your were not born in 1985. I am also willing to head across the pond to verify. I am willing to bet a lot of money. So here is my wager, for every $500 i put up, you put up $250. We can meet in a neutral place (Heathrow Airport), with Nairalanders on hand to verify the transaction. I can stay only one night so we can all make sure you are who you say you are. Since Akolawole knows you well, i will like him to be there and maybe Beyounce can be there too and some of your people Hucarson and Jageene. What do you think? Requirements include you bringing the NI number you gave on this thread, Deed on your home and three forms of ID. There will be some other thing i will need to see too.

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@Everyone

Que1: What is the minimum age of entry to UK University?

Ans: 18 years.

## Mr Jackal says, he was 16. Another LIE

@Beyounce1 & Westlyan

### Be careful guys, this guy will twist the whole thing.####

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@ WesleyanA,

Why don't u go on the net to find out the number of years it takes to get a  Bachelor's degree in the UK?

Get your facts right before accusing someone of twisting his facts.

I think u should come and spend some time in the UK to see how Nigerian women spend stacks of pounds on vanity.

Nigerians irrespective of their jobs like looking cream/buff at any cost to floss and flaunt.

Why are many people in debt in the UK? Its just because they lack the much needed self-control.

Nigerians(especially women) rinse their credit cards on clothes + bling-bling all in the name of looking good and when the debt comes knocking, they blame the UK system on their downfall.

Is nursing the only profession available in the UK to Nigerians?

Why can't Nigerians in diaspora involve themselves in mentally-tasking jobs like IT and Engineering to better their lives.

Why must it be nursing and cleaning for Nigerian lads in the UK?

Nigerians in diaspora will continue to complain about hardships in the UK until they take the bull by its horn and go for broke.

I don't settle for less and i always aim for the top.

The fact is i don't know how to do many things but i believe i am the best at the few things i do.

Maybe i was born to be different or born to make a difference but i know sky's the limit for any Nigerian in the UK willing to push himself to the top of the echelon.

We don't have to relocate to the US or Canada to become successful.

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@ Zebudaya,

The 5yrs experience is a ploy to deter unambitious people off.

How can one have 5 years experience in software testing when the courses u took are barely 4 months old in the market.

One can still get this job. It depends on your skills and what u have dipped your hands into in the past.

The only schitzo here is the wages might be reduced slightly if your employer insists on the experience factor so ur £350 a day might just drop to £320-£330 which is still a fat pay.

@WesleyanA,

I understand the age of arrival to these countries is a very important factor but one still needs to fight for it,ain't it?

These courses are less than £500 to complete and good jobs are guaranteed no matter what colour of skin, race or sex.

Lots of people don't like their jobs but what are they doing to get out of it.

My friend, a lot of Nigerians get mis-guided and indoctrinated to believe a black man can never make it to the top in foreign lands.

I do write CVs for people and psyche them before job interviews.

Some of these lads even feel defeated even before confronting the white men that conducts the interview but u need CONFIDENCE to get jobs.

My supervisor once told me u don't really need to answer questions correctly but show the confidence that u know questions is what he wants.

Most of the low-paying jobs are tedious and laborious but are they mentally-tasking like IT jobs?

How many Nigerians are ready to invest £500 on courses (+ read everytime to pass exams) to get good jobs?

They will rather visit Ralph Lauren/Prada stores to get apparels and shoes and drink the rest away at the nearest pub.

Anutha factor here is lack of proper documents to work.

Getting turned down for not doing the right thing means the old/archaic certificates most people carry.

U have to understand the IT world is one of the most dynamic fields in the world.

New solutions come out every now and then and one has to always take exams to meet up with the IT world or else u face the music.

Nigerian lads don't know too much about this so they attach certificates of 10 years ago to their CVs which disqualifies 'em.

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@Jackal I never claimed you were 16 I said if [/b]jackal finished high school in Nigeria at 16 , [i][b]if [/i]is the keyword its just a hypothetical guesstimate.

The link you posted stated that The successful candidate will ideally have 5 years experience [/b]in this field and will be able to start immediately.

The only reason I believe its possible for one to make money at a young age is that if one has a [b]very good education [/b]and [b]stepping stones [/b]as i mentioned earlier eg family and connections in high places. jackal calls people lazy but he obviously has british citizenship, parents, and an uncle who could [b]hook him up with a job at British Telecoms. I don't know how it works in the U.K but over here i know if your parents have good credit you can tag on their credit without necessarily having to build your credit from the ground up and there's nothing you can't do with good credit hence mortgage. Maybe it's cause i'm an optimist I tend to want to see the good in people.

@old glory it may be hard for an immigrant [/b]to breakthrough but its not [b]impossible.

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I am tired of this guy, i am late for appointment now.

Here we go:

1) I never said you were 16 when you move to britain, i was the first person to break your lies down. Please see page 3, post #79 of this thread.

2) [b]CAN WE GET A POLICE PLEASE?, What is the minimum age for entry into university in England? Beyounce1, please come and safe me here.

3) At what time?

4) A full time worker with BT not a Contract worker with a london Telecom Industry as earlier stated.

5) How could a "High Earner" go for 100% mortgage with such a massive interest. This is somebody that is running away from £135 TV licence

6) Oh my God!, You dont inform Council by word of mouth. There must be a letter from a [b]UK University or College [/b]stating that you are a full time student, in fact There is a minimum number of hours required.

7) Are you not the same person that says 18-30 years old Nigerians dont work in UK.

I am not coming back to Nairaland today, i am angry.

Huca will soon come now.

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Zebudaya

In this case it simply does not add up. Please defer to those who live in the UK. I believe it on Face that it is possible for him to make mad money, but in the system called the United Kingdom not US, it is hard for an immigrant to come and take on the system and own all he says he owns and did a stint in California and is only 21. He became a British Citizen, bought a home in NW London, he makes about $140,000 a year as a systems engineer and he is only 21. Dude at this point i am willing to fly to the UK just to say hi to our new Nigerian Prince.

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@ Akolawole and Beyonce1,

I cannot believe what this thread has degenerated to.

Lemme explain things clearly to y'all unbelievers and doubters.

I moved to the UK when i was just 8 years(not 16 years as Zebudaya and Akola claims) and i finished my high school education in the UK at the age of 16.

My University Education was at UMIST in Manchester and i finished my bachelors degree as an engineer at the age of 19(June 2004).

In my years at the University, i took IT courses ranging from MCSE,CCNA,CCNP,CWNA and i worked as Cisco Engineer in various companies during every long vacation in my school years.

The reason for my flair in the IT world is because i'm opportuned to know 2 or 3 people working at the top managerial level in this field.

Through the help of my uncle, i got a job at British Telecoms @ 20 as a software tester and the company shipped me off to the US to learn more skills on Wi-Fi and CWNP but i was still getting paid by BT even though i was studying in California.

It was at this time my status changed to a full-time student in the US not in the UK.

I came back to the UK with ma head high and a very fat account and i decided to get a house late last year as a full-time worker @ BT.

With the help of some people,my dreams was realised and i got a house at the NW area of London.

Fortunately, these people were able to get me a 100% mortgage lender with a mortgage term of 28 years at a fixed rate.

This same people, after i acquired the property, managed to bend the laws without breaking it by informing the council i am a student so i don't pay council-tax.

Although this privilege will only last me till September this year but i don't pay any council tax as of now.

There's nothing impossible.

Everyone doesn't have to live the rags to riches kind of life in the UK.

The most important factor in the UK is the environment u find yourself as a new comer.

I was lucky to roll with some young achievers who changed the rags-to-riches curse on Nigerians to "ashes to classics".

If any of y'all guys are interested in this kizzack u can hit me up on it instead of acting like a doubting Thomas on this issue.

Many Nigerian lads(ages 20-22) are acquiring properties by the day as long as u have a steady income to sort the monthly repayments.

UK is a land of opportunities and i am glad i am making the most out of the land.

Don't hate the player, hate the game.

End of story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Akolawole I don't live in the U.K, but i see 21 year old Nigerian girls who are C.P.A's and make good money. I also see young engineers who work for U.P.S, First energy, GE etc I know you are going to talk about job experience they interned every summer for the past 2 years, and also worked with the companies 20 hours a week during the school year. Thats my whole point, I'm not arguing about jackal's house/mortgage I am arguing for the fact that it is possible to make good money at 21 if one makes the right choices and has the right stepping stones.

Instead of paying rent lets say they decide to get a mortgage and pay like 1000 dollars a month, are you going to accuse them of stealing? or of being older?

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there's no need for insults. i read all the posts i read how old glory, akolawole, and yourself were pessimistic about the fact that one cannot be 21 and make good money, why must everyone live the hard life must everyone have a rags to riches story?

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Have you live in England before?

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If jackal finished high school in Nigeria at 16 went over to england at 16/17 went to school and studies *systems engineering*for 3 years he would be 19/20 tops when he graduates or in his final year. why can't he make that much money ?

From what he said he does not need a degree to do what he is doing certificate courses were all he needed, also he hasn't said anything about graduating college he might have left? even if he graduated isn't it possible to finish at 20?

I'm not saying Jackal is saying the truth all i am saying is that you don't have to be 25/26 to be wise.

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Hucarson

Nice story Bro! I also hope you will also believe my name is George Bush. And my brother in Law is the Secretary of Defense with last name Rumsfeld. I know you know how to write but dude can talk for himself. Again nice story though.

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@ Akola,

Let me shed some light on this dragging issue.

This might sound bizzare to u but its the fact.

I know Jackal very well and i am sure he's got a house around the NW area of London because i have been there before and he is just 21+ years.

What i don't understand here is why a lot of people are casting doubts on their mind concerning this issue.

Nowadays, lenders go as far as giving u 95%-110% to secure properties and u pay back monthly repayments for 25-30 years.

It means Mortgage lenders actually lend u £330,000 for a house that costs £300,000(I'm sure Akola will doubt this).

2 Bedroom Houses around NW area is about £300,000 and the monthly repayments can work out to about £1200 -£1800 a month depending on the credit history and a host of other factors involved.

Jackal is a systems engineer working on contracts. His daily wages work to about £300 every day.

It means in 5-6 working days, his monthly repayment is secured and he's still got 17 working days of steady income to pick in the same month.

Can anyone tell me why Jackal or any dude working as an IT experts won't be able to cope with this repayments?

Let the truth be told without beefing. Nigerian IT lads are making cool money like krazie all over the UK with ease.

Mortgages now work in a way where u don't even have to pay any initial deposit.

Lenders take care of the deposit and with a little to spare for your running around as long as u can cope with the terms and conditions of the repayments.

UK is a lot easier than most people on Nairaland think.

I don't know what part of London u guys stay but Nigerians in the IT chain are making the cheese.

Its like taking candies from toddlers.

Visit nightclubs like Umbaba,Steambar and Establishment on Fridays and Saturdays and see these dudes flossing like Premiership players.

Most of these IT dudes are barely 22 years of age and they all have more than 2 houses in various parts of the UK.

In fact, i know a 21-year-old dude that earns £600 a day working as a programme manager for Telco Telecoms.

Its not about the age guys, Its just about your flair and what u can do.

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Akolawole

You are beating a dead horse, anyone with half a brain knows that Jackal is older than 26. I said i will bet the Title on my home. You do not need to convince anyone. Email? I do not do much of emailing, i guess i will try and send you one soon. But anyway like i said, i think he makes great money, but he is definitely not 21yrs of age. Except he is talking about daddy's money. He did not buy a crib in NW London at 21 on his own merit. Except he won the London Lottery or his family is loaded.

Jackal

I spoke to Akola on the phone, he is not so bad afterall. You might want to call him. He will ask you a bunch of questions, but that is about it. Or better still meet him at the stadium and put all this to rest.

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@ Kitaun

1) He is intelligent

2) He is definitely older than 25 [ I put a bet of £200 on it]

3) He has the capibility of turning George Bush to Tony Blair.

For God sake, why is he running from meeting me?

ok, meet me at the stadium, where Super eagles will be meeting Ghana.

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@OldGlory

Can you please E-mail me, i need to divulge some information but you must promise not to divulge it at all.

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i don't think jackal has been objective about some issues especially as it concerns who he feels he is and i think he really has not seen the turbulence this world could spring up or else he would refrain from some of his statements,

all the success u think he has or it seems or he makes us want to believe he has must be attreibuted to the almighty and not by comprehending or digesting information as he has said,

no one is disputing his intelligence but when it comes with some form of arrogance,it does nothing but make me feel he still has a lot to learn as all that glitters is not gold.no hard feelings here but its just how i feel

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@ Zebudaya,

The Jackal i am talking about is quite different from that link.

Go and get the novel by Frederick Forsyth and u'll have a clue of who i am talking about.

I don't always believe that someone's condition can be very worse not to pick himself up.

One thing u should keep at the back of ur mind is there are people with worse conditions and they defied all odds to make something out of life.

With this thoughts on ur mind, u will breakthrough any barrier.

Failure is when someone is down and he is doing nuthing about it.

No one is perfect but the ability to stand up again after one falls is what makes us REAL MEN.

Enuff said. I gotta go.

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hmmmmmm

never laff at others cuz u never know when ur lite will stop burning

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the Jackal is in jail has been in jail for the past 12 years probably running mad right now http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5123782.stm, if you are 21 then good I appreciate your hustle, and I appreciate the fact that you give credit to the dudes who showed you the way to go. And that you have legal papers

You are lucky not everybody has the luck to have people who told them do this do that. so when you see the less fortunate reflect on the fact say na condition make crayfish bend, and don't go around concluding they are lazy.

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@ Old Glory.

Experience does not necessarily come with age.

It has to do with the environment, exposure and the kind of peopz u roll with.

I love creeping with adults. As a matter of fact, the bulk of ma pals are years older than me.

We talk and my greatest weapon is i am a very good listener.

I have the uncanny ability to comprehend and digest information faster than the fastest processor in the world.

Learn a lot from people and thats why my nickname is Jackal.

Ever heard of the novel The Day of The Jackal?

I got ma nickname from this character while in high school.

Don't doubt my age, best believe it.

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@Jackal

I am with you 100% on the TV License please do not pay. But i will bet the title on my home that you are not 21yrs old. It is not that you speak older than your age, it is just what it is. Please let me believe what i believe. Common now,21yrs with a Nigerian Passport turn British Citizen making mad cheese and have all these experience under your belt. Bro you have to give me a better tale. I have lived in the west much Longer than you and i know the smell of that coffee.

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@Jackal

I said i will take you for your word on your British Passport and your Income. But I really doubt that you are 21. There are very few Nigerians that are 21,that can be as focused and driven like that.Our society does not work that way. Except you are talking about Daddy's money! Especially when u were born and bred in Nigeria. I think you will be at least 27yrs old, but i think you are making mad cheese. That is my hunch, and i think i am right.

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but the ban is temporary and it has nothing to do with crime and it has been lifted since.

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Why don't they work? why are they spoiling the country for everybody else no wonder the British Embassy placed a ban on Nigerian youths b/w ages 18-30. For the most part Nigerian Youths in the U.S hustle and its all legal either you are doing school runs or you are doing some other runs. I guess the U.K lets them get away with crime.

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Akolawole

Say it ain't so! It would be a SHOCK if Jackal would run from you. I think he is busy making that Cheese!

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Guys

Are we done with this topic? Please we need comments!! Where is Akolawole? Where is Jackal? Where is Naijababe? Please revive this thread. Let's Go people!!

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Akolowale

Like i said it was nice talking to you. You are like a Hyena, You never back down from anything. But i think we had a good discussion, i think we have some fundamental disagreements, but i think we have to respect each others opinion. I agree that Jackal may be older than he claims he is, but i think he is making the money he says he is. As for his British Citizenship, i will take him for his word. But overall our conversation was spirited and i appreciate talking to you.

I must say you come out sounding very frank and direct.

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@ Akolawole,

One of ma mates happens to be Mikel Obi's pal and we hang out often because he stays some few streets away from ma hood.

Isaac Promise and Abiodun Baruwa and some unknown Nigerian players always hang out with us too.

Gas Bills.

It depends. Some people prefer paperless bills(its a fraction cheaper).

In this way your bills never come through the post but you have to check it online and u can either pay online or via the phone.

As a matter of fact, some people don't even see their bills on paper either BT or British Gas or anything whatsoever.

Paper Bills sometimes constitute nuisance as it often get lost and fraudsters target bills for identity thefts.

Protection Masters.

I don't really know much about these folks but they get paid handsomely. I know some few Nigerian men(age 30-36) that work as PMs to support their respective family. Its mouth-watering but u need about £1500 to take courses and stuffs.

High Earners Tax.

If u earn more than £33,000 per annum then your tax gets higher or so.

If u earn less than £30,000, the tax rate is 20-22% but if u earn more than £32,,500 the tax rate becomes 40%

Its very unfair but u got no choice.

Some people deliberately peg their salaries to £30,000 to maximise their take-home pay.

TV License.

Only fools pay TV License in London. My Dad stays in Yorkshire and he pays it regularly but all the people(my mates) i know in London don't pay jack.

U have some other worrying bills to think about than a nasty TV license.

T-mobile bills, Skyplus Digital bills and NTL broadband bills are more important to me than a bleeping TV license.

I must confess to u. I have never paid for it since Honest Abe signed the paper that freed slaves.

Lazy Nigerians.

I think it depends on the age group.

Nigerian youths in the UK within the age group of 18-30 are idle(extremely lazy).

Its always one scheme or the other. One credit card racket or the next. Applying for credit cards from various Credit Card companies using "alien names"

Cheques, Bank Drafts, Tax credits, Ordering stuffs online and selling at half-prices, and so on and so forth.

These lads don't work and they drive smart cars, wear smart apparels and they count cool dough.

The 30 years old and above feel more responsible because of wife and kids.

They r sometimes scared to stay on the streets unlike the youths who has nuthing to lose.

These set of people work 9-5 and even sometimes work 2-3 jobs to make ends meet and the chance of seeing these age group on the streets is marginally low.

Apparently, they have more bills to pay. School fees, mortgage, bills, vacation, and etc.

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Jackal

I spoke to Akolawole today, and he has doubts about your age and some other issues. But he is really stuck in his idea that not many people are able to break through in the UK. But we went back and forth on many issues and i think we both made strong points. You might want to call him. He is a Typical Ibadan Man, i must warn you he is very convincing. Hold your own when you place that call.

Akolawole

It was nice talking to you anyway!

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Akolawole

Is your phone on? Jealousy na em dey worry you!!

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Ok, i remember your Friend Jackal mentioning to us that you have a link with Mikel Obi.

Prove me wrong in those things:

1) Gas bill,

2) Protection masters,

3) High Earners's tax

4) TV Licence

5) Lazy Nigerians

According to my Friend Jackal, He knows nobody in London that pays TV license. Does that include you?

@ Jackal

Paperless bill!

Did you want me to explain that as against what you claim it is?

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@ Jackal,

You are one helluva guy.

I saw all ur comments since the start of this thread and i was LMAO.

Akola will have nightmares of u running at him for years with this thread.

I give props to u although Akola was a difficult nut to crack but u broke him.

The author of this thread will be mad at u guys cos u all deviated from the original topic.

I will see u on the sports forum.

P.S. Mukina2 joined Man Utd claiming it was because she loves u. What is that about? Another Drama?

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@ beyonce1,

Greed is the major factor that gets people into debts in the UK as jackal stated.

I know a lot of my friends in the University that have taken loans worth more than £20000 to buy senseless stuffs all in the name of flossing and flaunting.

These repayments will always come back to haunt these lads later in the future and they will blame it on the system.

Its not possible for anyone to bill u on the things u have not spent so i don't understand why anyone should blame his/her indebtedness on the UK system.

Lets call a spade what it is. Nigerians in diaspora can be greedy when it comes to material things and they abuse the privileges given to em on sheer vanity.

People should learn to cut their clothes according to their size.

I believe UK is not as bad as people make it out to be.

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@ Akolawole,

I have your phone number now so i will call u.

I called British Gas cos it sounds strange and they told me i am on paperless billing which is why i have not been seeing ma bills.

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@ Beyonce1,

Don't shake your head for me and worry not about me.

I can take care of maself so i don't worry about any silly curse in the UK.

There are ways to avoid everything u have highlighted and best believe it-self control is very important.

A lot of Nigerians in the UK don't have self-control and thatz why they run into one debt or the other.

The only debt i have hanging on ma neck is my mortgage.

For instance, i think its silly to take any car on finance. Cars don't appreciate so why invest so much on a liability. Tons of Nigerians take finances on cars as low as £5000 only for them to pay about £9000 at the end of the day.

I always do my math well and i always buy ma stuffs outrightly.

Most Nigerians(especially women) go on crazy shopping spree at lakeside/bluewater on credit cards forgetting these bills will come back to haunt 'em.

All the points u highlighted are true but it depends on the individual.

Every item in ma house was paid for outrightly so where can i go wrong?

Abeg, debt depends on the individual. It ain't a global phenomenom.

It will surprise many people i don't even have any credit card at all.

I have not taken any loan from any bank so i don't really see maself running to 'em kind of troubles.

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Wonderful comment.

### British gas gives a bill of one year! [First class lie], Either Quarterly or monthly or you pay a lump sum Ahead of the year. Can our friend in America who believes just anything check www.house.co.uk for full details.###

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1) Who is that Rich young men? Jelous of You and Jackal ! I reserve my comments.

2) Ak is in London now, tel: 07804300630.

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@ Old Glory and Jackal,

can't you guys read to understand ? Do not allow your subjective opinion of a person or circumstance cloud your objective reasoning or thinking.

My last post clarified my point . But you guys have chosen to have fun by arguing unnecessarily.

I asked for a genuine advice on how to have fun in the UK.

Old Glory tells me to go see a shrink and Jackal calls me a house man and a few other things.Even though they are both extremely wrong.

Why can't you guys just say okay, this and this is what you should do ?

All you guys want is to continue to label others as pessimist, shrink, lazy, etc.

Jackal,

1]I am not a night clubber. I have never been and never will be be. I hate alcohol, can't stand cigarette smoke and loathe extremely loud music.

2]I don't indulge in pre-marital sex.

3]I don't like most English food

I am not a home boy. I am both the indoor and outdoor type, so stop passing biased judgement.

Now I ask you again, tell me how I can have fun without indulging in these three things I have mentioned.

If these three things are the only way to have fun in UK then count me out of the fun.

There are some principles some of us adhere to that we won't change bacuse we are now in the UK.

So any better advice on how to rock this rocking country ?

It is not enough to say the country rocks a million times, please tell me how.

I agree, there wonderful things about the UK. It is nice in so many respects and the beautiful cars are a testimony to the wealth available.

I do not dispute the prosperity of this nation

But still I must ask, what makes it rock ?

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u are right prem plus is absolute bollocks to me why should i pay that when bloody sky is already taking £42 a month, as for TV license i guess it's up to you, i pay it because it costs next to nothing if i go to Jermyn street and buy two shirts it would cost more than a TV license, can't be arsed running around scared not opening my door cos of the ridiculous amount. I read your posts, u work full-time, have a house of your own but got around not paying council tax simply because u are playing the system. Ur NI contributions goes mostly towards your state pension and maintaining the NHS. It is your council tax which you don't pay that goes towards meaningful things like police, rubbish clearance, street lighting and other facilities provided your local council

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@ Naijababe,

I did not say i don't/won't pay council tax.

Read before u reply my comments.

Honestly my gas bills come once in a year.

I paid about £254 around April and when i called them they told me its the bill for the whole year.

My water bills comes once in a year as well.

TV License is just absolute bollocks to me just like Prem Plus on SkyTV will be bollocks to u.

I don't understand why i should pay TV License. Please help me understand the essence of paying it.

My white folks/colleagues advised me not to pay the thingy as they don't pay it.

They still cannot fathom out why anyone should pay TV Licenses.

There wont be power outages and armed robbers in UK as long as i pay my council tax,road tax,bills and NI contributions/Tax.

Not paying TV license should not deprive me of good roads, electricity and gas.

Feel me?

The beggars u see in UK are junkies.

They take money off u to get hard drugs. There are beggars everywhere in the world and Nigerians know that now.

I don't pay TV license does not mean anyone should not pay.

If u feel like paying it i am not going to stop u.

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Naijababe

The TV license Tax is a dumb Tax. Even if it was $3 a year, i would recommend that you boycott it. Nothing to do with Income, it is plain dumb and should be avoided at all cost. Based on Principle alone, I think you serve the country when you protest silly laws with you pocket book or your voice. I think is a Patriotic thing to do. Avoid the Tax. They know that it is dumb, that is why the law is not enforced.

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@ Jackal u contradict yourself atimes, i don't know anywhere where u get one bill a year at the very least you will get 4 bills which is one per quarter ( and i don't know anyone who pas £200 per for gas or electricity), not paying TV license sounds silly to me especially since the money is obviously peanuts to you and what about the person whose address you give to the retailers. People like you talk about how corrupt naija is and how fantastic the UK is but always looking for ways to evade making paymnets they should. U make loads of money but you won't pay council tax, yet you expect street lighting, police on the beat and your rubbish to be removed, how do you think all of that is paid for? If too many people like you are around in the UK pretty soon folks will start to worry about armed robbers, power outages, etc simply because you think it's silly to pay. Anyone listening to you will think there are no beggars in the UK abeg enough of your glittering talk jare

@ Akola i am holed up in scotland at the moment otherwise it would have been an honour to meet you but you can mail me when you arrive i will give you a shout

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Akolawole

Please stop the crying and whining. It is obvious that you are jealous of successful young Nigerian men abroad. It might be because you are a "Daddy's Boy" Or maybe because you have never gone thru the "Grind". I bought a phone card and i am waiting to talk to you today. It is Independence day here in the United States of America. I am waiting to talk to you, that is if you really in London. Not everyone is like you or thinks like you. Some people are just born with optimism in their veins. You have not been able to point out one Lie that Jackal has made. I have to take the man by his word, i am not there to know if he washes dishes for a living or if he waits tables. But i do not care either. In America there is a phrase that goes " Non ya ".If you missed your flight, Give me a Nigerian number i will call you, Now who is running?

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