Is travel in Nigeria safe for women?



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    I got a job offer from FORTRESS EYE HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTRE in ABUJA. How do I verify whether this offer is true & authentic?


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    what about living cost of abuja? anyone could inform me something about Dana group of company
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    dk - check out our guide to living and working as an expat in Nigeria, including up-to-date info on cost of living prices.
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    abuja is a very nice place to stay in nigeria. The cost of living is high compared to other states in nigeria expecially in the area of housing. Food stuff are relatively cheap. You pay as much as $10,000 per annum for a very decent 2-bedroom apartment while serviced 2-bedroom apartment goes for like $15,000 per annum
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    Dana group of company is a very big company in nigeria with direct sections. They also own an airline among other things. It depends on the business you have with them but you have to be very careful. there are a lot of scammers so be careful. If you can give me a hint on what you actually want to know, i can help you out with more information
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    Whats the content of your employment letter. Give me more details and i will try and help you out.
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    i am an indian got job offer from toyotanigeria
    can just brief abt this comapny..
    how about the indian population and indian stores in nigeria??
    is it safe to live in nigeria with family??


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    My name is Olu, and I have been hearing a lot about Lagos and NIgeria as a country from most of you foreigners. You all talk about lagos with scam robbers and all that, let me ask you, IS YOUR COUNTRY CRIME OR SCAM FREE? Tell me which country does not have alll that, and I will tell you the country that has perished in crime, scam, and corruption. Common guys, we are all grown up, and there is no where you won't find all this things around the world. Nigeria is the best place to be. I convinced a friend to come down to Nigeria a year ago after she told me of what people and countries said about Nigeria, this was someone i met online, and I never knew before. She came to Nigeria for the first time, and when she came, I was her tour guide, and I made sure that, SHE WAS SAFE THROUGH OUT AND SHE WENT BACK TO CANADA healthy and safe. I just wanted to proove to the world that Nigeria isnt what they think it is... Nigeria is not what you people think it is, ok. You guys should stop spoiling our country for us. If you dont like Nigeria, then why plan to visit.

    Thats all I have to say for now, and for the record, I can be anyone's tour guide...I can take you anywhere and safe..So, if any foreigner is planning a trip to Nigeria, a safe and healthy trip, please don't hesitate to contact me on

    I live in the beautiful city of Abuja, and I can be a very good tour guide.l I have had a lot of people come from all over the world and they make me their tour guide. I can take you anywhere, from the cheapest of expensive restaurant to any safe place in Abuja Lagos, as the case may be.

    Nigeria is this, NIgeria is that blah blah blah. If you don't find trouble, then trouble won't find you.

    Please inform me before you leave your country, and don't forget to check with your embassy when you come into the country. Goodluck

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    Dana group has offered 55000 naira as local salary. Accomodation, Water, Electricity,Transport, House help is being taken care by them.
    How is Dana as a company? Is 55000 N enough for a bachelor for food(vegeterian), Internet surfing.
    Pls help & reply at the earliest
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    Could anyone share the information about Kaduna safety and social life there. I am an Indian and coming to wok there for two years and wonder if there are any Indians there.
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    Anyone concerned about whether their salary in Nigeria will be enough to cover basic expenses, should have a look at the Expat Arrivals Cost of Living in Nigeria section. It tells you what to expect when it comes to financing accommodation, transport, food, healthcare, schools, etc.
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    Hi how is Dana Motors as a company? Is 55000 N enough for local surviving? They have provided Elect/Water/House help free apart from this. Pls help
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    I need some details about Abuja. How much it costs for a family of four.
    Rental for a two bedroom apartment in a nice place for family living. Are good
    indian/international schools available? Is it safe to live with family. What is the
    tax slab for expatriates. Is there any restriction for remittances to India. What is a
    competitive salary for a senior manager position?
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    I would to visit Lagos what is the safer taxi I should used on my arrival to Lagos? Pls can someone help me ? Do they have any taxi agency at the Airport?
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    do not come by your self

    Nigeria is not a place for a female traveling by your self

    I have my husband here. I have to go everywhere with him for safety and other wise you will be harrased constainly

    Have freinds arrange a reliable taxi man with a good vechile

    I have asked my husband to ask our taxi man here as he is really reiable and felt safe with him. If he argees I will post his moblie number

    Just be aware that traffic here is exstreamly bad so be prepaired that transport does cost a packet

    Also note that is polite to supply food and beverage for your taxi man as well
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    I am a Nigerian. im afraid 2go back due some unforseen circumstances.went 2Lagos Nigeria 2yrs in row after having spent abt 10yrs in the US.1st visit was ok. 2n
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    I am a nigerian I live in lagos lekki Ahja and if any foreigener is coming intothe country and needs so one to help them in there house pls kindly call dis number 08032895157 I will be of great help thank u.
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    Can you look at this last posting as this is a service which could be danagerous if any one takes it up

    To the Pulbic and other members here

    Please be careful of posting that state they are a service to you or offering things especially from Nigeria

    Please be careful if you take up the offer from posting above


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    I will travel to Yola, is it safe to live there? how to reach there from abroad? what the city look like?
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    Evening all, i'd like to post a comment on common sense. I've travelled to nearly 80 countries on this planet and i know what "perfectly safe" means and comments like "if you don't find trouble it won't find you" are only made by people who are truly naive or better yet scammers themselves.

    When domplomatic offices of over 40 countries post official "warning, essential travel only" or "highly risky territories, inform embassies of your whereabouts" this is not done lightly or for no reason. Yes crime exists everywhere, true, however when crime is made into a business like kidnapping and brutalities are routinely carried out on a day to day basis then its more than just occasional, its habitual. Unless you're taking up a post for an embassy or working for an oil and gass or support engineering job, stay away from risk prone countries that have been war torn for decades.
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    I got job offer from kawararafa university, wukari, taraba state. friend I want to ask you, how is place for family living. I am asking about safety and security. your reply is valuable.
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    If I take a UN job in Abuja, in general how safe is it for UN workers?
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    Hi Nil,

    I have not heard of any university in Nigeria with and the name you mentioned, this might be a scam. Foreigners with white skin are advised to stay off Northern Nigeria at the moment, it is not so safe.

  • Generally I will tell you all that nigeria is a safe place, not every where is bad in nigeria, so as in other country, if you are having job offers in nigeria, ensure it is well clarified so as to avoid scam. please if you need information about part or states in nigeria you could email me :, or call :+2348066238425.I will be happy to give you the assistance you desire.
  • Hello I am new to this forum.  I have been offered a job in the security field with Seplat Petroleum.  They are offering 17000 a month. along with benefits. Can anyone give me some insight into this company and if it is a safe place to work.  I haven't signed the contract yet.  I need so info.

  • Abutcher, I would like to know how you got the job offer in order to avoid being scam, do you know the location of the company, so I could help u do further research about the said company.
  • Hi,

    Please let me know about the company "Orange Drugs Limited' [Subsidiary of Orange Group Limited] in Lagos,Nigeria.


  • gayakwadpm, not sure what sort of information you need but here is the Orange Drugs Ltd web page with the history of orange drugs
  • Do American Contracted workers live in something called GRA when they go over tbere to work? If so? WHAT EXACTLY IS GRA AND IS A HOUSE OR APTS?
  • GRA is an acronym for Government Reserved Area. Theses are usually the areas where the company housing compounds and private housing complexes are located.
  • Are paying guest accomodations with indian families available in Abuja. If yes, where to find them.
  • I have friend Nigeria he is trying to leave the country an they r telling him he needs a BTA is that true what i have being reading its a scam if everyone knows what to do an to talk. To me let me know thanks he has been away from his boys to long
  • BTA stands for Basic Travel Allowance. BTA is NOT in effect in any country in the world, the man is highly likely a scammer, if he requires money for BTA.

    BTA is sometime known as PTA Personal Travel Allowance also a scammers device to obtain money
    This man probably has no children, does not look at all like the photos you have and has no intention of leaving Nigeria as long as he can scam money off foolish women.

  • I am a single white woman and I am invited to visit a friend in Ilorin but I have to know if it safe for me to go there?
    Is there something special I have to take care of if I go there? Security or something like that.

  • Imh how well do you know your friend? Have you met your friend or is it an invite from someone on line?
    Your safety is paramount and Nigeria can be a very dangerous place for any one but especially for a lone woman.
    It is not safe to travel anywhere alone and definitely not at night read what the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office have to say.

  •   yes Nigeria is perfectly safe for women to travel even if they are not alone.
  • Hi.My boyfriend is from Benin City and we will visit Benin city in summer,but I'm a little nervous about it.
    Can anybody tell me some info based on their own personal experience. Thanks

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    Bigi7 have you heard of Boko Haram? The terrorist organisation who have recently kidnapped 200 school girls.
    and this is what the British government has to say.

    I also showed my colleague, a Nigerian woman your post and she was appalled that you would even consider travelling to Nigeria. she also asked how well you knew your boyfriend. There are cases were the so called boyfriend is really nice but his real self comes out in Nigeria and some women have even disappeared.

    In my life I have travelled to many places but I always put my safety first. they say love is blind but in your case it appears you  may also be deaf and dumb

  • Hi Alethia,

    Thanks for your answer. My boyfriend and I are over 10 years together. I am only worriing about the situation in Nigeria. We bought our tickets already, but i am still worried.

  • Hello,

    I'm Sabitha Venkates from India. I got an offer from Shell Petroleum Development Company, Logas, Nigeria with decent salary($ 7500 /mo) package. I'll be provided accommodation in the company's staff quarters. What I want to know is, how safe is Logas, Nigeria, as I'm hearing a lot of conflicting crimes a day and day. As a single women, is it safe to be alone and to stay for 2 years in series? I hope to hear the genuine reply, to overcome from my confusion state. Thanks in advance.
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