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Lagos Trivia

The name ‘Lagos’ meaning ‘Lakes’ in Portuguese is said to have been given by a Portuguese explorer, Rui de Sequeira when he visited the area in 1472 Lagos ‘State’ was created on May 27, 1967 The population of Lagos today is about more than the total population of all the eastern states of Nigeria combined. Lagos’ population in 1872 was 60,000. By comparison, London was the first city to reach a population of more than one million, in 1811. It remained the largest city in the world until it was overtaken by Tokyo in 1957. Lagos is on course to be the third largest city in the entire world in 2025. That said…..Lagos is also the smallest state in Nigeria occupying an area of just 385.9 mi² A dollar ($1) was 90 kobo (N0.90) at the beginning of Babangida’s term in 1985. Today 33 years later, a dollar ($1) goes for N370.00 on the foreign exchange market. At 520 ft and 32 stories high, The Nigerian External Communications (NECOM) building in Marina, Lagos – formerly called the ‘Nitel Tower’ is the tallest building in Nigeria and the entire West Africa Region. The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three […]

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Top 5 reasons why Nigerians (should) prefer PayPal

The launch of PayPal in Nigeria in mid-2014 introduced a more secure way to transact, in a simpler and more flexible manner across borders; opening up a world of shopping possibilities for Nigerian consumers. PayPal gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, helping them pay online without sharing financial information with the sellers. A recent study conducted in Nigeria by Ipsos* – a global market research company – on behalf of PayPal shows an expectation by Nigerian consumers to conduct more shopping online. Out of the approximately 50 million internet users in Nigeria, 65% of users already shop online and another 24% of users expect to do so in the future. These numbers clearly demonstrate that Nigerians have a big and growing appetite for E-commerce. Here is a list of the top 5 reasons why Nigerian consumers choose PayPal and use it for online shopping. 1. A more secure way to pay online When you make a payment with PayPal your financial details are not shared with the seller. This gives you more control over your financial information and provides you with an extra layer of security. 2. The benefit of PayPal Buyer protection […]

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Travel Safe

Contrary to a popular marketing slogan ‘The world is not your backyard!’ One of the few times people become truly exposed to danger is when they leave the familiar surrounding of home and travel to places anew in search of adventure or business. Some parts of the world are inherently more risky than others. These places change with the political winds, so apprise yourself of the latest situations before venturing into any regions that you do not know to be politically stable. The consular offices of major governments are good sources of current information in this regard: Assess your risk level regardless of how often you travel generally speaking. If you are not a regular traveller then evaluate your exposure e.g. a woman is more at risk than a man, a weak person more at risk than a strong one, and a tourist more at risk than a local. It’s in every travellers interest to protect themselves and their possessions during travel. Failing that, it’s in every travellers interest to minimize disruption to their travel or ensure their safe and quick return home should the worst happen. These are Welcome Centre Hotels Top Ten Tips to Travel Safe. Buy Travel […]

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Top Ten Tips to Travel Round Lagos for Less….

Lagos is the biggest city in Africa’s biggest economy (http://reports.weforum.org/travel-and-tourism-competitiveness-report-2015/economies/#economy=NGA) and that big status brings some pretty big prices for travellers in Lagos. Travelling to Lagos can costs a lot of money and sometimes it’s scary to think about how much money tourists in Lagos have to spend on hotels, transportation, security, food etc but there are plenty of simple ways to cut expenses. These are www.welcomecentrehotels.com top ten tips to save costs whilst travelling to Lagos Compare the market – Plan your trip to Lagos well in advance and visit various travel and hotel discount websites to see the best possible deals available. Sites like www.expedia.com, www.travelocity.com; www.orbitz.com etc easily combine offer different airlines, hotels, care hire firm, travel insurance to easily to give you a great deal. If money is more important than time, then consider taking a flight with a stop-over as connecting flights may be loads cheaper than flying directly to Lagos and airlines operate tight efficient connecting flights with minimal layover times so don’t write off the idea of a connecting flights right away. Airline tickets prices like most products are based on supply and demand, so sometimes it’s much cheaper to avoid travel to […]

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Top Ten Wedding Vendors to Lock down for your Wedding

He finally popped the big question and hopefully you got the engagement ring your heart was set on. Now the real work begins, you need to plan for a wedding i.e. the wedding of your dreams. You need to pick a date, set a time table, pick your style and location, determine your budget, agonise over your guest list, agonise further about your wedding party and finally pick your wedding vendors. One of the keys to a great wedding – budget permitting – is to quickly identify and lock down the key wedding vendors. Don’t just go for the cheapest or the one your aunty recommend because she knows the owner instead you need to carefully weigh up important features and characterise of each key vendor to make an informed and hopefully hitch free decision. 1. Get your Wedding Information grove on – There are several sources of general wedding information available to you either online or in magazines or directly from professionals etc Wedding magazines such as http://weddaily.com/tag/wed-magazine or https://mobridals.wordpress.com are available to provide stylish ideas, inspiration and advice. Browse online for further ideas on beautiful dresses, get expert tips on saving money and steal loads of ideas from […]

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