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|Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by Ravon: 10:22pm On Jan 17|
The Nigerian passport has been ranked 91st strongest in a world ranking of passports which was dominated by Asian countries. According to the ranking named the Henley Passport Index, holders of Nigerian passports have visa-free access to 47 destinations.
The report ranked Nigeria’s passport low as the 42nd most powerful in Africa, ahead of Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Libya and South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia.
“As the world economy has become increasingly globalised, the need for greater visa-free access has grown steadily,” said the report.
Henley & Partners published its 2019 passport index and, once again, the world’s top is dominated by Japan while there is no African country in the world’s top 10.
In Africa, the top 5 is dominated by Seychelles (27th global rank), Mauritius (51st global rank), South Africa (53rd global rank), Botswana (82nd global rank) and Namibia (68th global rank). The bottom 5 is made of Ethiopia (96th global rank), Libya and South Sudan (97th global ranks), Sudan (99th global rank), Eritrea (100th global rank) and Somalia (103rd global rank).
Let’s note that Equatorial Guinea progressed the most with three places gained in this ranking.
Countries linked to terror networks like Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq were bottom of the pile, with their citizens requiring visas to access the majority of countries.
Henley Passport Index is an index of all the passports ranked according to the countries that welcome them without a visa. The data used in the ranking are compiled from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
|Re: Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by Larryfest(m): 10:28pm On Jan 17|
42nd in Africa that's terrible naa or are we no longer giant of Africa anymore?
|Re: Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by Christty(f): 10:44pm On Jan 17|
We will get there it's a matter of being patient.
|Re: Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by Nbote(m): 10:46pm On Jan 17|
So out of 50somthing African countries we came 42nd in passport power? Giant of Africa indeed
|Re: Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by Lhimeet(m): 11:50pm On Jan 17|
|Re: Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by Makawhizzy: 6:31am On Jan 18|
At least GEJ added like six or eight countries visa free or on arrival to our passport before he left I’m waiting for mr traveler to add his own to the list especially UK he travels to more than daura
|Re: Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by TMKsouth: 12:29pm On Jan 18|
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|Re: Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by Imustreturn: 1:00am On Jan 21|
|Re: Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by darfay: 3:18am On Jan 21|
Why are you always trolling Nigerians on Nairaland. We know you lost your sister to a Nigerian drug lord.and your gf who is now your ex abandoned you for a 9ja díck
|Re: Nigeria’s Passport, Africa’s 42nd Most Powerful by TMKsouth: 9:40am On Jan 21|
So my comparison of your lame passport to the great South African one hit u hard hey. Rather not mock regarding drug lords - they are the main reason u guys are locked out of virtually every serious nation on planet earth. I hear SA is refusing your visa applications left right and centre nowadays. The chickens have come home to roost.
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