Today’s subject on Abroad Life is a Hungarian-Nigerian who grew up in Zaria. She talks about never really fitting in Nigeria because of her skin colour, moving to Hungary for school and to find her dad, and returning to Nigeria because God told her to.
In Nigeria, up to 2,000 people die every year due to deadly clashes between farmers and cattle herders over rights to openly and freely graze, and the clashes made about 62,000 people homeless between 2015 and 2017.
In reaction, southern states in Nigeria are passing anti-open grazing laws. But what do they mean?
Rivers State generated ₦15 billion from VAT in June 2021, but only got ₦4.7 billion, whereas Kano State generated ₦2.8 billion naira from VAT in June 2021 and got the same ₦2.8 billion naira it made.
This is allyou need to know about the VAT crises:
The subject of today’s Abroad Life moved to the US for the first time in 2013 for school. He talks about not being able to get a job until he got an MBA, almost getting deported and why he thinks the American government can easily become as bad as Nigeria’s.
Did you know that Section 21(1) of Nigeria’s Statute of Limitation Law prevents you from bringing a case of debt recovery to the court after six years?
So if someone is owing you money, this is how to get it back legally.
Today’s subject on Abroad Life moved to the US when she was 17. Eight years later, she talks about her life in the US, losing her mum, getting married to an American in Nigeria, and the process of getting her Green Card. When did you realise you wanted to leave Nigeria? I always knew it […]
If you live in Nigeria then you have to be careful because three things can strike at any time — thunder, “ASUU” or doctors. Presently, all three of them are in action: It’s the rainy season in Nigeria so of course thunder is present, lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are already […]
On August 14, 2021, unknown armed individuals attacked a convoy of five buses and killed at least 22 travellers along Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government. According to multiple reports, the victims were returning to Ondo State after attending an Islamic festival in Bauchi state. Reports also say that another 23 people were injured, […]
The subject of today’s Abroad Life is a 21-year-old woman who left Nigeria for Canada in 2018. She talks about the extreme cold, struggling to fit in, her church making life hard for her and why she doesn’t feel at home in Canada. When did you decide you wanted to leave Nigeria? 2018. I was […]
Citizen is a column that explains how the government’s policies fucks citizens and how we can unfuck ourselves. So you’ve probably seen members of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in action. Usually sporting their white and green uniforms, they are the independent union behind the drivers of commercial buses, tricycles and motorcycles — […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life left Nigeria for the first time in 2015. After seven years and ten countries, she’s now finally settled in the US for her PhD. She talks about living in the Gulf, being underwhelmed by America and keeping her marriage stable by travelling to the UK frequently to see her husband. […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life left Nigeria to the UAE after getting a job that paid three times his salary. He talks about moving jobs, making money at a young age, realising that Dubai is not as expensive as people think and feeling lonely because he didn’t find a black community. When did you decide […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life moved to Russia in 2013 because she was denied admission into the university in Jos. She talks about the misconceptions people have about Russia, experiencing racism as a Nigerian, and not wanting to go back after her privacy was blatantly invaded. When did you decide that you wanted to leave […]
The subject of today’s Abroad life is a 35-year-old man who has lived many lives. He talks about being rejected three times by the US embassy, the bad state of the Nigerian education system, and how freelancing paid for his japa. When did you decide that you wanted to leave Nigeria? I’d always passively wanted […]
From time to time, I see tweets about how living abroad as a Nigerian is tough because it gets lonely. In the past, whenever I saw those tweets, I thought, “I’d rather be lonely abroad than suffering in Nigeria.” But then I spoke with these five people on Abroad Life and their stories made me […]
On Saturday, July 24, 2021, the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) will conduct an election to elect the next chairman and councillors in the 20 local government areas and the 37 local council development areas in the state. Why should you care about this? Provisions in the 1999 constitution and the Electoral Act of […]
You probably haven’t heard about the country on today’s Abroad Life. It’s Curaçao— a small island in the Caribbean. Today’s subject moved there in 2019, and talks about the country, its people, and why she thinks it’s very similar to Nigeria. When did you decide that you wanted to leave Nigeria? This isn’t the first […]
The subject on today’s Abroad Life failed to meet the financial requirements for staying in the UK on a student visa and had to stay out of school in the fear of deportation for a whole year. She talks about mistakes she made over the years and how she’s now completely bounced back. When did […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life is a 26-year-old woman who moved to the UK four months ago because she didn’t feel safe being a nurse in Nigeria. She talks about realising that Nigeria doesn’t care about its healthcare workers during the pandemic and getting a UK nursing job from the comfort of her home. When […]
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The National Assembly is set to pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill this week. The purpose of this bill is to enable them pass a law that will prohibit electronic transmission of election results.
From intriguing stories about fraudsters in Malaysia to heartbreaking stories about child slavery, I’ve shared some brilliant stories worth documenting about Nigerians and their unique experiences abroad. Because we’ve just passed the half year mark, I’m deciding to share the most-read Abroad Life stories from this year. Enjoy. 1. “I Went From Earning ₦20,000 to […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life is a 24-year-old woman who moved to the UK last year after getting ghosted by someone she just met. She talks about quitting her frustrating job in Nigeria, meeting a guy and leaving the country because he suddenly stopped talking to her. When did you decide that you wanted to […]
How to register for PVC online- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched the process for eligible Nigerian voters to register to vote in the 2023 general elections by opening an online portal for registration for Permanent Voters Card. Who needs this article? Nigerians above 18 who are eligible to vote, and have not […]
Today’s subject on Abroad Life is a 32-year-old woman who left Nigeria in 2010 to live with her dad in America. She talks about her dad’s death, moving states, making career choices, getting in $200k debt, and finally becoming financially stable. When did you decide that you wanted to move to the US? Moving to […]
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