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Travel / Dual National Traveling To Nigeria With Passports With Different Names by lagosboy86: 10:02pm On Oct 21, 2021
Hello All, I am a dual national, (Naija and US passport holder). I'm trying to book a flight to visit lagos. The issue right now is that the names on my Naija and US passports don't exactly match. For the sake of simplicity, The names on my Naija passport is written as ABC, with A being my first name, while that on my yankee passport is BAC, with B as my first name. I'm at a loss as to what name to use in booking the flight ticket. I was initially going to book the ticket using the names as it appears on my Naija passport, as this will grant me entry without hassels into Lagos, but I'm worried I might have issues when leaving as the name on the ticket won't match the name on my Yankee passport. I spoke with the airline customer service and I was advised to buy 2 separate tickets, (one with my Naija passport name and the other with Yankee PP name) or book 2 separate one way trips, but the cost of this is more than double the original cost of a round trip ticket.
To the experienced travelers in the house, how can I go about resolving this?
Travel / Re: Which Country Have You Visited In The Last Decade? by lagosboy86: 10:40am On Dec 29, 2020
The countries I’ve visited and MY opinion about each of them. If you want my full gist about some of these places, let me know
2012- Benin Republic -( SEVIS fee payment- spent a day just wondering around. felt like an extension of Lagos)
2012- USA- (school, live and work, it’s the US, what’s there to say...)
Nigeria -2016; (2nd most memorable trip. Bitter-Sweet memories)
2018- Honolulu HI- (This is my most memorable trip; good weather, truly amazing views and sights, very good island food. very expensive, Also experienced one of the scariest moments of my life)
2018- Paris, France- Too dirty and crowded, TOO many tourist. very rude people, but the food was good
2018- London, UK-. Rainy and cold. Very nice people.
2019- Toronto CAnada, (Craziest trip ever, Not planned at all. On a whim, Just booked a flight and Airbnb , drove to the airport, flew to Toronto, saw a Blue Jays game, wondered around the city for a couple of days, came back home,- the craziness made it fun though
January 2020- Nassau, Bahamas (cruise)- Reminds me of Africa.
Freeport Bahamas- “Even in Freeport, Nothing is Free”
2021- Lagos Nigeria. Can’t wait to be back
Travel / Re: Visit To The Headquarters Of Jehovah's Witnesses - Warwick NY by lagosboy86: 5:38am On Jun 22, 2020
No it’s not. It’s the World Head Quarters of Jehovah’s witnesses, owned by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society.
Travel / Re: Visit To The Headquarters Of Jehovah's Witnesses - Warwick NY by lagosboy86: 4:36am On Jun 22, 2020
It’s really been a while. I didn’t update the thread because I can’t post Pictures of the facilities on a public forum. The trip was quite memorable though.
Autos / Re: TOTAL COSTS OF CLEARING TOKUNBO VEHICLES. by lagosboy86: 1:19am On Dec 11, 2019
What is the cost of clearing a 2008 Toyota Camry in lagos? Also, Any idea as to the cost of shipping from The East Coast USA? (Charleston, Baltimore, Jersey, Savannah,)?
Thanks
Education / Re: Nigerians Who Studied Abroad, Do You Have Any Regrets? by lagosboy86: 9:42am On Nov 11, 2019
None at all!!!. Came to the US in 2012 for my Masters. Graduated 2014. Now working as a chemist a Metals Plant. Been back to visit Lagos a couple of times. Met up with a couple of my colleagues from back then in uni. Sad to see most of them still struggling to get by.
Studying in the US is by far the best decision I ever made. I miss Lagos though.

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Travel / Re: Passport From Nigerian Embassy @ Washington DC by lagosboy86: 2:54pm On Jul 07, 2019
7Alexandre:


I haven't been to the Atlanta Consulate since this year...

Last year I was there only the e-passport with 5 year validity was been issued...
OK. Thanks.
Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by lagosboy86: 1:56pm On Jul 07, 2019
chiboy429:


oppsss, be that as it may let's think of the way forward. Browse through the NIS portal you can find their contact details which you can make your inquiries but I fear they won't respond swiftly but then I can still help in my own little way since I am going to get my international passport tomorrow at the NIS office I can enquire about how to go about it for someone like you. I will give you a feedback by 9am tomorrow

Thanks. Looking forward to your feedback.
Travel / Re: Passport From Nigerian Embassy @ Washington DC by lagosboy86: 1:53pm On Jul 07, 2019
7Alexandre:


No...

I live in the United States & I was only required to provide my Social Security Number...

Ok, thanks. Planning to renew mine later this month at ATL consulate. Just covering all my bases. Do you know if the’ve started issuing the new e-passport with 10 year validity?
Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by lagosboy86: 1:21pm On Jul 07, 2019
chiboy429:


Yes you can get it at the embassy, it's quite unfortunate that the Nigerian embassy isn't responding to your calls but I think you should mail them. Go to their webpage and get their email address.
You can apply straight for the passport re-issue same day if you get it. Let me ask, Do you have any form of identification like national id card or voters card or drivers license if you do have. Then you can simply copy the id code of any of them which can still serve as NIN

Unfortunately, I don’t have any form of Nigerian ID, except my NG passport and birth certificate. I will mail them, just to be certain of the requirements before i go. I will sure hate to travel several hundred miles, just to be denied.
Thanks
Travel / Re: Passport From Nigerian Embassy @ Washington DC by lagosboy86: 1:12pm On Jul 07, 2019
7Alexandre:


I have done Nigerian Passport Renewal at the Nigerian Consulate General in Atlanta & Nigerian Embassy in New York...

I have also obtained my United States Passport from the Washington Passport Agency in Washington D.C.

It’s very unlikely that you will obtain your Nigerian Passport the same day...

However, you can definitely pick up your Nigerian Passport the following day...


Regarding my Nigerian Passport, I renewed mine early last year in Atlanta, Georgia...

You won’t be able to pick up your passport the same day...

I ended up picking it up the following day since I informed them that I was visiting from out-of-state...

I paid $60 for expedited processing {Bought a $60 Money Order from Kroger, Cash isn’t accepted by the Consulate General in Atlanta, Georgia}

I also ended up spending a night in a hotel {Comfort Inn Roswell, Georgia} which is only about 30 minutes from the Consulate General by Uber depending on Traffic...


Were you required to provide a NIN number for the renewal? If so, how did you get the NIN number?
Thanks
Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by lagosboy86: 1:01pm On Jul 07, 2019
chiboy429:


if you don't have NIN, kindly visit NIMC office. you can locate their office at any local government secretariat or go to their branch head office at your state capital. make inquiries from people if you stay in your state capital, they will direct you to where their office is. you will get it that day in some local government council secretariat while in some they will say no network that you should come back in few weeks then you know you have to rub their palms with sth. all you need to do is to call the attention of the guy or person operating the computer maturedly , within minutes your NIN number is out.

but it's different at the state capitals office. the basic requirement of you is your bvn, state of origin, nepa bill, any id card

lastly, you cannot process your intl passport with out the NIN, it's your personal identification number, so go and get it.

cheers and happy Sunday

I reside in the US. Do you think I can get the NIN at the nigerian embassy/consulate? I’ve tried calling the embassy several times, but haven't been able to reach them. I don’t have a BVN but i do have US ids, US license and utility bills. Can I go ahead with the passport renewal on the same day, if i get the NIN done at the embassy?
Thanks
Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by lagosboy86: 12:55pm On Jul 07, 2019
lagosboy86:
How does one get the NIN number? One of the requirements on the NIS website for passport renewal is a NIN number. Can i get my passport renewed without this?
Travel / Re: Cost Of A Nigeria International Passport by lagosboy86: 7:29pm On Jul 06, 2019
How does one get the NIN number? One of the requirements on the NIS website for passport renewal is a NIN number. Can i get my passport renewed without this?
Travel / Re: Passport From Nigerian Embassy @ Washington DC by lagosboy86: 7:25pm On Jul 06, 2019
How does one get the NIN number? Its one of the new requirements on the NIS website. Can a passport be renewed without the NIN number?
Travel / Re: Visit To The Headquarters Of Jehovah's Witnesses - Warwick NY by lagosboy86: 1:31am On Sep 10, 2017
Bags are packed., ready to go. Off to bed now. Tomorrow can't come soon enough..

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Travel / Visit To The Headquarters Of Jehovah's Witnesses - Warwick NY by lagosboy86: 1:25am On Sep 10, 2017
Taking a trip to Warwick NY to visit the newly constructed world HQ of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization. While in NY, will also be visiting the Watchtower educational center at Patterson and the United States branch office at Walkill.
Will post pictures of the drive and interesting sights along the way.

Day 1. Prep... Getting the Big Boy ready. Oil Change, Tune up..

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Car Talk / Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by lagosboy86: 10:25am On Jul 07, 2016
Any car with more than 75,000 miles is considered high Milage. It's recommended to Use only high mileage oil during oil change to prolong engine life.

Career / Re: SNAP A Picture Of Your Workspace And Upload Here. Simple!! by lagosboy86: 8:19am On May 21, 2016
Mine...

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Celebrities / Re: Elvis Chuks N2million Naira Wristwatch (Photo) by lagosboy86: 4:56pm On Nov 09, 2015
Not a big deal....
Been there, done that...
Car Talk / Gas Is Cheap... Let's Go V6. Toyota Avalon 2012 Vs Venza 2012 by lagosboy86: 5:16am On Aug 24, 2015
hello folks., Life's been great, My old trusty 08 camry just clocked 86,000 miles. I'm deciding to upgrade. My reasons for getting the camry as a student 3 years ago was cos of its reliability and gas economy. It's been the best car you can ever dream to have. Not a single issue except for the periodic oil changes. Still drives like new in my opinion.
With the falling gas prices and new job, i think its time for an upgrade. My criteria for choosing a car now is Power and performance. I'll still stick with the toyota brand cos of its reliability. My options re the 2012 venza or 2012 avalon. They both come with a similar 3.5 liter V6 engine. The avalon has a slightly better MPG cos of its lighter frame. The venza however has an AWD and tow option lacking in the avalon.
I'm kinnda torn between these vehicles as they are both sweet to drive., Actually no difference btw them in my opinion. (both less than 60,000 miles). avalon cost around $17k while the venza is $19.5k. (Both are Limited fully loaded)
At the end, i think my choice will come down to the resale value as i may end up selling after a few years. To the gurus in d house, which vehicle has better resale value in lagos?
Appreciate all response.....
Computers / Re: Post Pictures Of Your Room Tech Setup.... by lagosboy86: 1:44am On May 18, 2015
mojibbz:
Mhen.. That's really cool oo.. Does the LG have HDMI? And are u getting it here in naija?
HDMI comes standard with such displays. Nope, i live in the states.
Computers / Re: Post Pictures Of Your Room Tech Setup.... by lagosboy86: 8:48pm On May 17, 2015
[quote author=sirrinky post=33707168]Wow you guys make me regret selling my stash.Had a 3pc Dell combo with 22inch Dell monitors to complement with a fast Ethernet router +wireless.Had to sell off though because twas beginning to gather dust as I work on the go most times.@OP what do you do with your setup? Graphics
[quote]
naaah, lots of gaming mostly. I have a monster graphic card in the pc., the mac is mostly for surfing and pictures.
Computers / Re: Post Pictures Of Your Room Tech Setup.... by lagosboy86: 8:37pm On May 17, 2015
mojibbz:
I really feel your space bro.. Still working on mine, I actually want to assemble a workstation.. Please how much did you get your hp pavilion monitor?
I paid $250 for it last year. its actually a very good one. i'm thinking of upgrading to the LG quad HD 34 inch LED next.
Computers / Re: Post Pictures Of Your Room Tech Setup.... by lagosboy86: 12:09pm On May 10, 2015
RobinHez:
my question...why do u setup 3 computers in one place
If you read my description, you'll understand that it's just 2 computers and a viewing monitor.
Computers / Post Pictures Of Your Room Tech Setup.... by lagosboy86: 2:30am On May 10, 2015
This thread is for tech/computer lovers like me. Let's share pictures and ideas on our current computers/tech setup. Please also include ideas about your dream setup... This is my current setup. I'll share more pictures based on interest in the thread. My current setup a 14" lenovo ideapad U410 touch ultrabook. 8Gb ram, 1Tb hdd. This is connected to a hp Pavilion 27xi Ips display wideangled flatscreen monitor. On the extreme right is a 2015 13.3 inch macbook pro. 8Gb ram, 256Gb hdd, ritina display. Please feel free to ask questions

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Food / Re: Making Fried Rice For The First Time... A Nairalander's Experience...(pictrs) by lagosboy86: 11:13pm On Feb 23, 2015
Pavore9:
Downloaded a youtube video of it since 2 weeks ago, bought all that is needed for it but laziness has refused to ignore me!
Lol, I understand. The snow storm we had last week forced me to cook at home. Try do it somtime. It can be fun
Food / Re: Making Fried Rice For The First Time... A Nairalander's Experience...(pictrs) by lagosboy86: 12:30am On Feb 23, 2015
chimimi:
Too much oil lipsrsealed.Nice kitchen though
Thanks
Food / Re: Making Fried Rice For The First Time... A Nairalander's Experience...(pictrs) by lagosboy86: 12:29am On Feb 23, 2015
babysmart:
Cool kitchen cool .
Thanks. Try to keep it clean
Food / Re: Making Fried Rice For The First Time... A Nairalander's Experience...(pictrs) by lagosboy86: 7:48am On Feb 22, 2015
chimimi:
Too much oil lipsrsealed.Nice kitchen though
Really? How can u tell? Tasted aiit to me.
Food / Re: Making Fried Rice For The First Time... A Nairalander's Experience...(pictrs) by lagosboy86: 4:37pm On Feb 19, 2015
sure. I followed a recipe i found on youtube. i used carrots, sweet corn, green peas, (Got them in a pack all mixed). onions, shrimps, red ball pepper, white pepper, curry, thyme, bouillon cubes and chicken broth.
I fried the the rice in a little oil with some onions. I then added the chicken broth and allowed the rice to steam in it for about 15 mins. while the rice was steaming, i fried the veggies in a separate pan. I added some salt and a little curry and thyme. I then mixed the fried veggies with the steamed rice and allowed to cook for 5-10 more mins. Hope this helps. you can also go on youtube. there re tons of fried rice recipes
Food / Re: Making Fried Rice For The First Time... A Nairalander's Experience...(pictrs) by lagosboy86: 1:00pm On Feb 19, 2015
MarvellousGod:
grin grin grin grin


Op, you tried... guess people have various ways of making fried rice, for me i fry my rice with veggies/liver together but in parts...
U right. I never made it before. The instructions I followed stated that I fry the rice and veggies separately before adding them together.

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