NAIJA INFORMATION

Wednesday, June 29

Steps on How to Get Nigerian International Passport Easily

This a step by step guide to get Nigerian International passport, also note this method is slightly different for ECOWAS passport. The Nigerian passport is issued to Nigerians intending to travel out of Nigeria.

The Nigerian Passport is classified as either the official passport or the standard passport, while the official passport is for certain classes of government officials and the standard passport is for the general citizens of Nigeria.

Steps on How to Get Nigerian International Passport Easily

The following Documents are required for your interview on each class of passport:

For Standard Passport

  1. Local Government letter of identification.
  2. Birth certificate / age declaration.
  3. 2 recent colour passport photographs
  4. Guarantor's form sworn to before a commissioner of Oaths / Magistrate /  High Court Judge
  5. Parents' letter of consent for minors under 16 years
  6. Marriage certificate where applicable
  7. Police report incase of lost passport
  8. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

For Official Passport

  1. Letter of introduction from appropriate State Government, Federal Government Ministry / Organization.
  2. Marriage certificate where applicable
  3. Police report in case of lost passport
  4. Letter of appointment / last promotion .
  5. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

For Seamans Book Requirement

  1. Local Government letter of identification 
  2. Birth certificate / age declaration
  3. 2 recent colour passport photographs 
  4. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission 


Step by step Procedures for Passport Application:

  1. Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal
  2. Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process:
    1. e-Passport Application Form
    2. MRP - Passport Application Form (Not Applicable In All Missions)
  3. Select a passport type “Standard e-Passport” OR “Official e-Passport”, then click on ‘Start Application’ button.
  4. Fill the Application form; check the 'I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM' check box then click the "PRINT" Button to print filled form.
  5. Click on 'Submit Application' button to view ‘Applicant details page’
  6. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”
  7. Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Naira” or “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button
  8. Choose the currency you want to use for payment (Naira or US Dollars):
    1. If you selected option to pay in Naira, you will be prompted to select PayType (payment method): “Bank”, “Credit OR Debit card”,
      1. If you intend to pay at a bank, selected “Bank” and click continue,
        1. View the list of participating banks and then click on ‘Continue’.
        2. The "Print Acknowledgment" button will help you print "Payment Acknowledgment Slip" with Transaction ID, Application ID & Reference Number.
        3. With the copy of your Payment acknowledgement slip, proceed to a participating bank for payment.
        4. On making payment at the bank, you MUST be issued with an 'approved payment platform provider' receipt that contains a "Validation Number". You will need the "Validation Number" for confirmation of payment on the portal. (For use of your Validation Number, see the section on Validation Number below)
      2. If you intend to pay through Credit/Debit card, select "Credit/Debit card" and click continue,
        1. You will be required to fill in your log-in credentials.
        2. After filling in, click "Login" button and you will be sent to the payment portal
        3. For proceeding with the payment click the "PAY" button.
        4. Payment portal display application details, click on “Continue” button.
        5. You will be prompted to "Value Card" payment page, provide information of your card & Click on "OK" button
        6. After payment, the "Validation Number" is generated. Store it and use it to confirm the payment.
        7. You can also print a receipt by clicking the "Print the Receipt" button.

      Using your Validation Number

      After payment, having obtained the "Validation Number", proceed to the NIS portal for confirmation of payment:
      1. Go to the "Query your Application Payment Status" and enter your Passport Application ID and Reference No.
      2. If a "Validation Number" field appears, please enter the number from your 'approved payment platform provider' receipt. Remember: Validation Number has been generated after payment through Bank also.
      3. Click the "Search Record" button and you will be sent to the "Applicant’s Details" page where a date for your interview has been generated.
      4. You can now print a Receipt or an Acknowledgement Slip by using the buttons on this page. (You will need them for your interview).
      5. You will be presented with your NIS e-receipt or Acknowledgement Slip in a new window. Click on "Print" button to send a copy to the printer.

      For Payment Outside of Nigeria

      1. If you select a processing country other than Nigeria, your payment will be in US Dollars. You will be re-directed to an approved payment platform to complete your application and make your payment in US Dollars.
  9. On confirmation of payment, proceed for Interview with relevant documents. Please, note that your interview schedule, final e-receipt and acknowledgment slip are only accessible using your Validation Number.
  10. To print your NIS e-Receipt
    1. On the portal home page, click on the ‘Query your application payment status’ link
    2. At the next page, select ‘Passport’ as an option under the ‘Application Type’ drop down
    3. Enter the following details:
      • Application ID
      • Reference Number
      • Validation Number (if applicable)
    4. Submit the details
    5. Your full application details shall be returned
    6. Scroll down the page and click on ‘Print receipt’
    7. You will be presented with your NIS e-receipt in a new window
    8. Click on ‘Print this receipt’ to send a copy to the printer
  11. To generate your Passport Guarantor's Form
    1. Click on passport guarantor’s form at the home page of the Nigeria Immigration Service
    2. Enter reference and id number generated on the acknowledgment slip
    3. Click Print to print out first page and next to print out second page (You will still be required to click the Print button)


The Following Tables list Passport Application Fees by Age and Booklet type.
 

NIS PASSPORT FEE - APPLYING IN NIGERIA (NAIRA)

Booklet TypeAGE 0 - 17AGE 18 - 59AGE 60+
32 Pages8,75015,0008,750
64 Pages20,00020,00020,000

NIS PASSPORT FEE - ALL EMBASSIES, CONSULATES & HIGH COMMISSIONS (US DOLLAR)

Booklet TypeAGE 0 - 17AGE 18 - 59AGE 60+
32 Pages659465
64 Pages125125125
Note:
  • Acknowledgment slip & payment receipt plus 2 recent photographs are applicable in all cases
  • Print out copy of duly completed application form
  • Take printed and signed application forms to Passport office / Embassy / High Commission for further processing
  • A guarantor must attach the following documents
    1. Photocopy of Data page of Nigerian standard Passport
    2. Driving License or National Identity Card
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Tuesday, June 28

Finally Ebay Is Coming To Nigeria And 2 Other African Countries

There are now reports that eBay will be coming to Nigeria and two other African Countries soonest which include Ghana and Kenya, however this recent change of mind is through a new partnership with MallforAfrica. The new partnership will allow products form all sellers (Us Sellers) to be bought through MallforAfrica shoppers in Nigeria and Kenya.


                                     Finally Ebay Is Coming To Nigeria And 2 Other African Countries


However according to the MallforAfrica’s CEO, Chris Folayan

“We are creating a unique ‘eBay Powered by MallforAfrica’ app to run on all our platforms. When buyers in Africa shop with this app, they’ll be able to
shop on eBay, buy what they want, check out, and pay through MallforAfrica.”



This new service will reportedly start in Nigeria early July, and then gradually roll out to Kenya, followed by Ghana.

Once this partnership kicks off you will be able to purchase goods from eBay using your local currencies through MallforAfrica, then in return, MallforAfrica with handle the delivery of goods including shipping and will also ensure the money is returned back to the vendor in dollars.
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Monday, June 27

Infinix’s First Smart Wear "X-Band" Is Selling now For N25,800. Fair Enough?

For those of us, in need of the x-band, infinix just released th eprice tag on their twitter page, the Infinix X-band Xb01 is now selling for N25,800. Those who reside in Lagos can get theirs easily at 3C HUB, Awolowo way, Ikeja, Lagos.
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OnePlus 3 Price, full Features and specification

The OnePlus 3 android smartphone has just been released into the market, powered with an interesting 6GB ram, this must have you give up your current phone for. 
                           
The OnePlus 3 comes with 1.6GHZ Octa-core Processor, 64GB internal storage, 6GB ram, 16MP camera quality and 8MP front camera designed for video calls. 

Pre-loaded with  latest android OS version 6.0 marshmallow, The OnePlus 3 android phone has a Dual sim functionality with full 4G/LTE support on both sim, which makes it very easy for internet connectivity. it will be up for sale come June 2016. Options include graphite and soft gold color variants.


OnePlus 3


Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 4G LTE. Also with high tech sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.



listed full Features of OnePlus 3 Smartphone details


General Information

  • 1.6GHz Octa-core Processor  
  • 6GB ram 
  • HSPDA 900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/100/1900
  • Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIM support functionality
  • Up to 100kpbs downloads speeds on 2G networks
  • Up to 32.57mpbs downloads speeds on 3G networks
  • Up to 142.57mpbs downloads speeds on 4G networks
  • WIFI Hotspot
  • Bluetooth v3.0,

Body

  • Touch Screen Keyboard
  • Option of Black,Red and white 
  • Plastic body cover
  • Weight 158g
  • Sense Skin

Display

  • 16M colours
  • 5.5 inch Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Dimension(mm) of 152.50 x 74.78 x 7.30
  • Resolution of 1080x1920 

Memory

  • 6GB RAM
  • Kirin 600
  • External memory card support of 128GB
  • 64GB internal memory (ROM) 

Audio

  • MP3 AMR, WAV AAC, MP3,MIDI,OGG… player, background playback, and album art cover
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio

Camera

  • Front-facing camera of 8MP 1600 x 1200-pixel picture quality also optimized for video calls
  • 16MP rear camera 2592 x 1944-pixel with LED flash

Other Amazing Features

  • GPS support
  • NFC
  • No Infred
  • WIFI direct
  • HDMI
  • MHL
  • 4G network
  • Java Support
  • A-GPS Navigation
  • WIFI Hotspot
  • Calculator
  • calender
  • Video Call
  • GPRS/EDGE/3G/Wi-Fi/3.75G internet connectivity
  • MP4/3GP video player with support for more codecs through third-party applications
  • Alarm
  • FM
  • MicroUSB 3.0
  • Browser support Flash
  • Accelerometer
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • No Gyroscope
  • No Barometer
  • Pre Installed Google applications like BBM, Facebook, Whatsapp, Gmail,YouTube, Calendar, Search etc
  • 3D games support like Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Gta, Talking Tom…
  • Full access to Google Play Store with over 500,000 applications available for downloads

 Battery

  • Battery Capacity Li-ion 3000mAh
  • Talk Time 8hrs
  • Standby Time 250hrs

price

  • The current price range of  OnePlus 3 in Nigeria ranges from  N90,000 – 93,000N depending on your location
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Friday, June 24

LG’s Stylus 2 with 2GB Ram Now launched at N50,500

After a long wait, LG India finally announced its new smartphone named the LG Stylus 2. The smartphone has a price tag of Rs 20,500 and N55,000 in Nigeria and will be available in all stores nationwide.
LG Stylus 2 has two color variants the brown and titan. This mobile device succeeds LG G4 Stylus launched last year in India for Rs 24,990, as name suggests LG Stylus 2 comes with a stylus pen, nano-coated tip on the new model while the old one has rubber-tip.
                          LG’s Stylus 2 with 2GB Ram Now launched at N50,500

Discussing more on its specifications, LG Stylus 2 features an IPS touch  mounted on 5.7 inches display at 1280× 720 pixels super-HD and powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, running on 2 GB RAM power and Adreno GPU. The smartphone runs on latest Google Android Marshmallow v6.0 with UI 5.0 on its top and decent removable 3,000 mAh battery.
LG Stylus 2 also comes with an internal storage of 16 GB, which can be expanded via micro-SD card upto 64GB. The mobile phone has 13 megapixel camera on rear, comes with LED Flash, and 8 megapixel camera on front with snapper, the mobile device has a 4G/LTE internet connectivity, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and Micro port. The overall measure of the mobile phone stands at 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm and weighs slightly 145 grams which comes light in your pockets.
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RUSSIA 2018 draw: Nigeria to battle Cameroon,Zambia and Algeria for World cup spot

     RUSSIA 2018 draw: Nigeria to battle Cameroon,Zambia and Algeria for World cup spot

Finally, the draw for the third round of 
2018 FIFA World Cup for the African Zone took place today in Cairo, Egypt. Therefore Nigeria has been placed against Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria.

This is the final and decisive stage of the continent's preliminary competition, with only 5 teams out of the 20 teams to participate at Russia 2018. May God help us...
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Airtel Introduces 11GB For N2000 & 22GB For N300 Data Plans


The way things are unfolding in the data package of Nigeria, because I don’t really understand how fast Airtel is unleashing new data bundles, i do hope that time will come when 1GB will be sold for N100 and it is coming to pass already.


We reported, few weeks ago as Airtel unleashed emotional 2GB for N200 and 6GB for N500 but only operates within the jurisdiction of 2G network.


                              
Airtel Introduces 11GB For N2000 & 22GB For N300 Data Plans
So toady, now comes another craziest double data bundle from Airtel in which I know will give you room to download till mama calls… Airtel has nicodemously unleash yet the best and better data plan,You can now get 11GB for N2000 and 22GB for N3000 on your Airtel sim.


How Can I Get it?


  • Its very simple, dial *442# and follow the prompt
Note: the validity period for both plans is 30Days.


Will it work on my device?
  • Yes, it works on all devices 

The question is, what is Airtel up to and who is actually eligible for this plan?




Update: This Airtel Double Data Plan is Capped at 1GB and 2GB respectively, hence no one should try it. Those who have sub for it, kindly accept my apologies, the error comes from Airtel NG! 
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Wednesday, June 22

Meet 6GB Ram Elephone P20, Leak Image Plus Powerful Camera

Welcome to the era of 6GB Ram smartphone, as Elephone is now currently working on the release of its own gadget called Elephone P20. Currently Leaks on this device is still sketchy but from internal source, the Elephone P20 will come with 6GB of RAM joining the ranks of high profile smartphone maker like OnePlus, Vivo and LeEco.

Also the Elephone P20 camera will be featuring f/1.7 aperture. Helio X20 deca-core chipset or maybe Helio P20 (judging from the name) from Mediatek.
                           Meet 6GB Ram Elephone P20, Leak Image Plus Powerful Camera



From the pictures below, it will also feature a bezel-less display as the Elephone P9000 Edge. And definitely, the fingerprint sensor can be located at the back of the device.

Currently, no release date about the Elephone P20, but reports suggests anytime soon it will be in our hands.
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Xiaomi announces it's Mi Drone; Offers 4K Video on a Budget

Today as expected, Xiaomi unveiled its first drone - a quadcopter called the Xiaomi Mi Drone. Xiaomi has worked in partnership with Flymi, a China-based company, on the development of the drone.

The new Xiaomi Mi Drone - equipped with a camera - will be available in two variants, an affordable variant that can shoot 1080p video priced at N45000(roughly Rs. 26,000), and one that can shoot video in 4K that has been priced slightly higher at N50000 (roughly Rs. 31,000).


                       Xiaomi announces it's Mi Drone; Offers 4K Video on a Budget


The Xiaomi Mi Drone is loaded with 4-propeller system and detachable shields, which is backed by a 5100mAh battery at 17.4V which offers 27 minutes of non-stop flying. The xiaomi 4K and the 1080p drone versions also provides 104 degree wide-angle lens. Also the 4K drone camera records at 3840x2160 pixels and supports recording of stills in RAW format.

The company says that the drone has camera attached to a 3-axis gimbal which stabilises up to 2,000 vibrations per second. This drone features Glonass, GPS technology, and an Autopilot option that allows the Mi Drone for automatic take-off and landing. Also equipped with the drone,a tap to fly on map feature, waypoint flight path planning, real-time location tracking for retrieval of the device even post-crash scenario and circle an object on the ground.


The smart device intelligently detects low battery or if disconnected from the remote automatically returns back to the user. PCB antenna amplifies the signal of the Drone as it can be controlled up to 2 kilometres away.

An interesting feature of Mi Drone, is the ability to operate at the edge of no-fly zones and sports modular design with a foldable landing gear.
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Huawei P9 Lite Price, full Features and specification

The Huawei P9 Lite android smartphone has just been released into the market, powered with interesting that will have you give up your current phone for. 
                             
The Huawei P9 Lite comes with 1.7GHZ Octa-core Processor, 16GB internal storage, 3GB ram, 13MP camera quality and 8MP front camera designed for video calls. 

Pre-loaded with  latest android OS version 6.0 marshmallow, The Huawei P9 lite smartphone has a Dual sim functionality with full 4G/LTE support on first sim, which makes it very easy for internet connectivity. it will be up for sale come June 2016. Options include black and white color variants.

Huawei P9 Lite Price, full Features and specification


Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 4G LTE. Also with high tech sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.


listed full Features of Huawei P9 Lite Smartphone details


General Information

  • 1.7GHz Octa-core Processor  
  • 3GB ram 
  • HSPDA 900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/100/1900
  • Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIM support functionality
  • Up to 100kpbs downloads speeds on 2G networks
  • Up to 32.57mpbs downloads speeds on 3G networks
  • Up to 142.57mpbs downloads speeds on 4G networks
  • WIFI Hotspot
  • Bluetooth v3.0,

Body

  • Touch Screen Keyboard
  • Option of Black,Red and white 
  • Plastic body cover
  • Weight 147g
  • Sense Skin

Display

  • 16M colours
  • 5.2 inch Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Dimension(mm) of 145.50 x 72.78 x 7.60
  • Resolution of 1080x1920 

Memory

  • 3GB RAM
  • Kirin 600
  • External memory card support of 128GB
  • 16GB internal memory (ROM) 

Audio

  • MP3 AMR, WAV AAC, MP3,MIDI,OGG… player, background playback, and album art cover
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio

Camera

  • Front-facing camera of 8MP 1600 x 1200-pixel picture quality also optimized for video calls
  • 13MP rear camera 2592 x 1944-pixel with LED flash

Other Amazing Features

  • GPS support
  • No NFC
  • No Infred
  • No WIFI direct
  • No HDMI
  • No MHL
  • 4G network
  • Java Support
  • A-GPS Navigation
  • WIFI Hotspot
  • Calculator
  • calender
  • Video Call
  • GPRS/EDGE/3G/Wi-Fi/3.75G internet connectivity
  • MP4/3GP video player with support for more codecs through third-party applications
  • Alarm
  • FM
  • MicroUSB 3.0
  • Browser support Flash
  • Accelerometer
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • No Gyroscope
  • No Barometer
  • Pre Installed Google applications like BBM, Facebook, Whatsapp, Gmail,YouTube, Calendar, Search etc
  • 3D games support like Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Gta, Talking Tom…
  • Full access to Google Play Store with over 500,000 applications available for downloads

 Battery

  • Battery Capacity Li-ion 3000mAh
  • Talk Time 8hrs
  • Standby Time 250hrs

price

  • The current price range of  Huawei P9 Lite in Nigeria ranges from  N65,000 – 67,000N depending on your location
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Huawei Honor 5A Price, full Features and specification

Today we present Huawei Honor 5A, with 5.5 inch HD screen and 2GB Ram designed just for your pleasure, is finally now in stores nationwide. 

Huawei Honor 5A supports latest Google android v6.0 Marshmallow with a powerful 1.2Ghz octa-core Processor, 16GB internal storage gives room for all your music, pictures and videos not excluding your office tools with 2GB ram power, dual camera of 13 Megapixels back camera quality and 8 Megapixels front camera just designed for you.

                     
Huawei Honor 5A Price, full Features and specification
                                        


The mobile phone large screen of 5.5 inches gives an advantage with wide view of your favorite apps  as you never be short of high graphics quality of 516 Pixels per inch (PPI) and 720 x 1280 pixels Resolution. 
                         
The device  will be up for sale June 2016. Currently available at 


Full Feature and Specifications of Huawei Honor 5A Phone


General Information

  • Brand: Huawei  
  • Type: Mobile phone 
  • OS: Android 6.0 marshmallow 
  • GPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
  • Core: 1.2GHz  Octa-Core 
  • Ram: 2GB ram 
  • WIFI 802.11b/g/n wireless internet 
  • Sim Type: Single

Body

  • Keyboard type: Touch Screen Keyboard
  • Color Option: Gold, gunmetal grey, 
  • Body type: Plastic body cover
  • Product weight: 168g 

Display

  • 16M colours
  • Screen Size: 6.40 inch Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Dimension(mm):  154.1 x 77.3 x 8.4 mm 
  • Resolution:  720 x 1280  pixels  
Picture
  • Picture format: JPEG, BMP, PNG 
  • Music format: MP2, OGG, WAV, WMA, AAC 
  • Video format: MP4, WMV, 3GP 
  • MS Office format: Word, Excel, PPT 
  • E-book format: PDF, TXT 
  • 3D Games: Supported

Memory

  • Ram size: 2GB RAM
  • Processor:
  • External memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)
  • Internal memory (ROM): 16GB

Audio

  • MP3 AMR, WAV AAC, MP3,MIDI,OGG… player, background playback, and album art cover
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio

Camera

  • 8MP Front-facing camera of 1600 x 1200-pixel picture quality also optimized for video calls
  • 13MP rear camera 2592 x 1944-pixel with LED flash

Other Amazing Features

  • GPS support: yes
  • NFC support: No
  • Infred: NO
  • WIFI direct: No
  • HDMI support: NO
  • MHL Support: No
  • 4G/LTE network :yes
  • Java Support : Yes
  • Calendar, Calculator and  E-book reader, 
  • Gravity Sensing System:Yes
  • Light Sensing System: Yes
  • A-GPS Navigation: Yes
  • WIFI internet connectivity: Yes
  • MP4/3GP video player with support for more codecs through third-party applications
  • Alarm: yes
  • FM: yes
  • Video Call:: yes
  • Micro USB 3.0
  • Browser support Flash: Yes
  • Accelerometer: yes
  • Light Sensor: yes
  • Proximity Sensor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Barometer: No

 Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 3100mAh
  • Standby Time: 72hrs
  • Run Time (up to): 24 hours video playing time 

price

  • The current price range of Huawei Honor 5A goes for N60,000
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Note: This Android tablet is designed only to work with the current Android OS installed in it. Any alterations such as upgrades or flashing a newer version will void the warranty.
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