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Within moments, Lori Greiner can tell if a product is a hero or a zero.

And whether she’s being pitched in a private business meeting or in front of millions of viewers on Shark Tank, the businesswoman has proven time and time again that she has an eye for clever and unique items.

Call it experience, intelligence, a gut feeling or all three. Whatever the case may be, Lori has become one of the most popular sharks on ABC’s hit reality show. In addition, she’s continued to solidify her title as the “Queen of QVC.”

So how exactly did Lori get to where she is today? And what items and investments of hers have caught the attention of millions of consumers over the years? As we celebrate National Inventor’s Day, we decided to dive in and explore for ourselves.

It all began in 1997 when Lori created an innovative earring organizer. As detailed in her book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!, the best-selling author brought $5,000 to file her first patent. When the lawyer spoke only to her husband who sat off to the side as an observer, Lori demanded a female attorney.

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Spoiler alert: She got her patent and it was only the beginning. Lori’s jewelry and cosmetic organizers made their debut on QVC and had successful results. Relationships with Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers were formed. And then came the undiscovered inventors on Shark Tank.

One of the most successful products to come out of the franchise was Scrub Daddy, the scratch-free cleaning sponges. During season four of the show, Lori was only a guest shark on a few of the episodes.

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But after seeing the unique cleaning product in an October 2012 episode, Lori knew she had to invest. What came next was an opportunity to prove Lori’s power as a shark and a QVC star.

“At the beginning, Lori provided priceless advice to modify my on-air pitch strategy,” Scrub Daddy president and CEO Aaron Krause shared with E! News. “She is well loved in the building and by the QVC customer as shown in her more than 20 years of solid success on the network.”

To date, Scrub Daddy has been featured as a “Today’s Special Value” on numerous occasions. And according to Aaron, more than 17 million units have been sold on QVC alone.

“Lori makes herself available to me at all times of the day and night and I mean that quite literally,” Aaron added. “I thank her for many things but the most is truly believing in me.”

Another product that caught Lori’s attention was beanbag beds by a company called CordaRoy’s. Described as the only beanbag that converts to a bed, the product line has soared on QVC partly because of Lori’s guidance.

“I usually say doing QVC with Lori is the VIP section. Not only is she amazing at what she does on air, she’s just as amazing at everything that happens behind the scenes including design, manufacturing, pricing and packaging,” CordaRoy’s founder and inventor Byron Young shared with E! News. “Everyone around QVC loves her and most of the hosts have known her for many years so they know that she has worked very hard for everything she has.”

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Byron added, “Nothing has been handed to her on a silver platter and I can tell you from first-hand experience that she is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met.”

And for those curious, CordaRoy’s has been on QVC about 60 times since airing on Shark Tank with sales of over $10 million so far.

As for how Lori can spot a winner or product perfect for shopping channels, Lori tries to answer three questions according to Inc. Magazine: Does it solve a problem, can you sell it at a reasonable price and is it appealing to the mass market? If you answer yes, your idea may be a hero.

With Shark Tank showing no signs of slowing down in season nine, Lori appears more than ready to invest in even more good inventors and great products. In fact, it’s one of her favorite parts about being a businesswoman.

“I’m about paying it forward. I believe in karma. I think it’s important [to mentor others] and I enjoy it,” Lori previously shared at an event attended by Entrepreneur magazine. “I feel like I’m doing the right thing.”

Celebrate National Inventor’s Day by shopping some of Lori’s most popular Shark Tank investments below.



Portable Wine Glass Tumbler
BUY IT: Goverre Set of 2 To-Go Portable Stemless Wine Glasses, $44.50


Drop Stop

Car Seat Gap Fillers
BUY IT: Drop Stop S/2 Car Seat Gap Fillers with Dashboard Pad by Lori Greiner, $18.12


Scrub Daddy

Scratch-Free Cleaning Sponges
BUY IT: Scrub Daddy Set of 6 Pink Flex Texture Sponge Set, $18.14

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Beanbag Beds
BUY IT: CordaRoy’s Full Size Convertible Bean Bag Chair by Lori Greiner, $199.98



Foldable Luggage
BUY IT: Biaggi 2-in-1 Garment Bag and Duffle Bag by Lori Greiner, $39.84


Screen Mend

Screen Repair Kit
BUY IT: ScreenMend Set of 2 Screen Repair Patch & Roll by Lori Greiner, $18.86


Signal Vault

RFID Blocking Credit & Debit Card Protector
BUY IT: SignalVault Set of 4 Debit & Credit Card Protectors, $11.50



Removable & Reusable MagnaStickers
BUY IT: S/24 Magnetic Reusable Hanging System by Lori Greiner, $19.98


Phone Soap

Phone Sanitizer & Charger
BUY IT: Phone Soap 3.0 UV Sanitizer and Phone Charger by Lori Greiner, $39.98



Ultimate Splatter Protection
BUY IT: Frywall Set of 2 Silicone Splatter and Spill Stoppers, $27.00



Magnetic Glasses Holders
BUY IT: S/3 Readerest Magnetic Eyeglass Holders by Lori Greiner, $19.98

Make sure to watch Lori’s Clever and Unique Creations Show February 22 at 8 p.m. EST and February 23 at 10 a.m. EST on QVC. And Shark Tank airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. only on ABC.

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Perhaps you have been wondering how to go about applying for your international passport and how much you will be spending in the process in Nigeria. Then this article is for you, you will find a detailed guide on applying for the international passport.

The list of the requirements is pretty long. It is divided into different categories and there could be 2 main possible reasons for application:

International passport application in Nigeria

  • First time (fresh) you are getting an international passport
  • Document’s re-issuance

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We will share with you the main requirements and mention how much international passport in Nigeria cost.

How to get international passport in Nigeria
No matter what your reason for obtaining the document is, you’ll have to apply for it at Nigerian Immigration Service. The first (also called fresh) application users are divided into three main sub-categories:

  • Citizens by Birth
  • Citizens by Naturalization
  • Citizens by Registration

Requirements for first (fresh) applicants
Users who are 18 years old or older:

International passport application in Nigeria

  • Citizens by birth should provide their National ID card or a letter of identification (for Nigerians who can get a document of residence/origin from their State or Government) or introduction (for government workers who should also provide a legit staff ID card).
  • Citizens by naturalization/registration must provide their Certificate of Naturalization/Registration which can only be issued by the country’s President.
  • All applications have to complete the special form designs for international passports.
  • All users have to include two photos (the standard passport-size). These images have to be validated by the Guarantor (on the image’s back).
  • The Guarantor should also provide some documents. This list includes 1 personal photo (the standard-passport size), the copy of his or her ePassport issued in Nigeria as well as the special form (called the form of Guarantor) that is filled in and also signed by Oaths’ Commissioner.
  • Married applications should provide their official status certificate.
  • Age Declaration or Certificate of birth.
  • Proof of payment.
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    International passport application in Nigeria

  • One image (the photo should be a standard passport size and should be signed by one or both parents).
  • The special application form that contains all the required information.
  • The proof of a child parents being the citizens of Nigeria.
  • Certificate of birth.
  • Proof of payment.
  • Letter of consent (it should be written by the adult family members). If the parent is unavailable there should be Court Order document.
  • Nigerian international passport re-issuanceThe list of documents for renewing the expired, unexpired document or passport with exhausted visa pages:

  • Letter of application.
  • The booklet itself (your passport).
  • Copy of passport pages with information on them.
  • For unexpired documents that are still valid for more than half a year, you should list the reasons why you want to renew them.
  • Proof of payment.
  • Requirements for updating the lost document:

  • Letter that explains how the document was lost.
  • Applicant should file a police report when he or she loses an international passport.
    The extract from this document should be provided.
  • If the passport was lost because of fire, there should be a report from Fire Service that confirms these circumstances.
  • Sworn affidavit along with the person’s passport photograph.
  • Proof of payment.
  • Those users who successfully get a new document instead of the lost one and one day find the lost passport should report this to Immigration Service and ask to cancel the previous passport.
  • Requirements for changing the name because of new marriage status:

  • Form of application (completed).
  • Married Nigerians should provide their official Declaration or Certificate of new family status.
  • Divorced users have to provide Declaration of Divorce or Decree (Absolute/Nisi).
  • Persons whose second half died should provide the NPC Certificate of Death.
  • Sworn affidavit (obtained at High Court of Magistrate).
  • The new name is usually published in the newspaper. This publication’s copy should be attached to other documents.
  • Users whose name changes after wedding should provide the statutory proof of this change.
  • The international passport booklet along with its pages’ copies.
  • Divorced and widowed users should also have the proof of their maiden name. Those who marry again should include their Marriage Certificate.
  • Proof of payment.
  • Changing information in the passport due to error:

  • Letter than explains why 1 or more letters should be changes in the passport.
  • Request must be supported with proof (documents).
  • Sworn Affidavit.
  • If a name has changed there should be a newspaper publication attached.
  • The current passport along with copies of its pages.
  • Proof of payment.
  • How much is international passport in Nigeria
    The passport can have 32 or 64 pages.

    Price for the 32-page document:

    International passport application in Nigeria

    • Kids up to 17 years old and adults of 60+ years old – 8,750 Naira
    • Adults from 18 to 59 years old – 15,000 Naira
    • Fee for verifying applicant’s address – 2,000 Naira

    Price for the 64-page passport:

    • Same booklet fee for all ages – 20,000 Naira
    • Fee for address verification – 2,000 Naira

    These prices are the same for new, renewed, damaged, updated due to new marriage status documents.

    The fee for lost documents is 22,000 Naira (booklet + address verification) for all applications.

    Those who need a replacement (or apply for deletion) have to pay 22,000 Naira plus 30,000 Naira as an administrative charge.

    New passports are usually ready within 48 hours. Renewed documents are ready within 72 hours. It can take 5-10 business days to replace lost documents and change names in the passport.

    International passport application in Nigeria

    A 49-year-old man who donated a kidney to the woman he loves was overjoyed at saving her life but saddened when she said no to marriage.

    According to Sunday Mirror, Simon Louis popped the question to Mary Emmanuelle after nursing her back to health. But Mary gently rejected his proposal, though she loved him back, because her health made the future seem uncertain.

    However the pair vowed to remain friends and Simon, 49, said: “I offered her my heart but I had to settle for giving her my kidney. Whatever happens, I’ll never regret giving her the gift of life.ed: “He is my very best friend and always will be. The love between us is real. He could have died doing what he did for me.” The pair first met in a London club in the mid-1990s with Mary, then 20, thinking Simon, 28, was “a good-looking bad boy”.

    They shared an odd smooch and flirted but things between them never progressed further. Simon, who had other relationships but never lost his feelings for Mary, would think of her on Valentine’s Day and buy her a rose or some chocolates.

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    Then in September 2014, Mary suddenly collapsed at home after her skin went yellow. She was in a coma for a fortnight after a brain haemorrhage, spent two months in intensive care and was eventually diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease.

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    Her only hope was a transplant %9 only hope was a transplant – but the chances of a donor being found were drastically reduced because she had very rare B negative blood. Simon visited her every day, sometimes staying the night, so he could help her get to and from the hospital.

    A few weeks later Simon suggested getting tested to see if he was a match as a donor – and it turned out he was. Then both underwent surgery before helping each other back to health.

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    Then one night cooking dinner, Simon plucked up the courage and proposed. Mary said: “I let him down gently by saying I’d have to think about it. I think I’d worry if we got married it would in some way damage our special friendship and also I don’t want to get wed until I’m fully better health-wise.”

    Just few days after the death of popular Ghanaian singer, Ebony Reigns, a Ghanaian prophet, identified as Cosmos Walker Affran, has stirred up controversies in the country again after he claimed in a prophecy that one of the country’s top singers, Shatta Wale, is close to meeting his death. Recall that it was revealed recently that Ebony Reigns knew about her own death as it was prophesied to her last year a Ghanaian prophet, and fans took to their social pages to call out the prophet. Now, another prophet is at it again.

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    Cosmos Walker Affran is the leader of Cosmos Ministries, took to his Facebook page some hours ago to state that the country should be in prayer mood as he saw them mourning one of their super stars, Shatta Wale.

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    He wrote:

    Ghana should pray, I see a national mourning again the whole nation was in tears and this time is Ghanaian singer “Shatta wale”, and it is very close “death” . ” Thou saith the Lord ” prophecy by Prophet-Cosmos Walker Affran.

    Cosmos also claimed her fore-saw the death of singer, Ebony Reigns;

    Well, his post had some of the singer’s fans tagging him and apparently after seeing this, he got angry and made threats that if he doesn’t die by December, he’s going to burn down churches in the country.

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    Shatta is quite serious in carrying out his plans… well, unless according to him, he gets a presidential plea……

    Watch Video;

    Last night, during a “never-have-I-ever” game among the housemates, Ifu Ennada surprised every other housemates when she said she’s never had sexual intercourse.

    Which of course translates to mean that she’s still a virgin… She was captured saying; “Never have I ever had a proper f**k”…

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    The housemates were literally surprised, and asked her to say it again, and she said, “I have never had a sexual intercouse.. I’ve never had a d**k inside of me”.

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    Then one of the housemates joked saying, “Can someone please f**k this girl right now”?

    Watch the video below;

    Did Ifu Ennada just literally say she’s a virgin? Wow! #BBNaija #BBNaijaFans #DoubleWahala

    — Big Brother Naija Fans (@bbnaija18) February 10, 2018

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