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Letter writing is an art form that we really need to revive. When it comes to romantic relationships, writing a letter to your significant other instantly makes any message seem so much more romantic. However, it’s easy to just type it up and send it as a message. On top of that, it may seem too time consuming to do compared to just sending a sweet message online.

However, there’s one person whom we’re sure would definitely appreciate a letter from you – your dad. It’s very likely that your dad grew up in an age before the internet or computers. They know the value of a heartfelt handwritten letter. It only adds a little more sentimentality when they learn that the letter is from their beloved daughter.

Our dads need a little appreciation from time to time. They may not be as hands on as mothers, but their guiding presence is always there to lead the way. There are so many types of dads out there – the serious gun-toting dad, the funny dad, the affectionate dad, and the dad of all trades – and every single one of them should be appreciated.

So if you want to just show your love for your dear daddy, why not send him one of these heartfelt letters to show him how much you care?

Dear Dad. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your guidance throughout my younger years. I am the woman that I am today because of you and mom. You taught me the value of hard work and the importance of integrity. I never would have become successful in my field if it weren’t for you. Thank you for everything you have taught me, from the simplest life skills to the more complicated ones (such as how to stand up after facing failure). These are lessons I will keep with me for the rest of my life. I love you with all my heart, dad. Love, your little girl.

Dear Dad. Because I have a father like you I can hold my head up high. I’m proud to say that my father is a man of strength and kindness. He is a man whom everyone can look up to, from young boys to stooped old men. You have taught me so much in life that I my only wish is to be able to take these lessons and do something with my life that you would be proud of. As I move forward in life, I always carry you with me in my heart and in my soul. You are the guiding force in my life and I would be lost without you.

Dear Dad. I remember when I was a little girl, I would sit on your shoulders and feel so tall. When I became a rebellious teenager, I learned that you were only human and that you too could make mistakes. But now that I am a grown woman, I have learned that you are the balance between invincibility and vulnerability. You are proud, strong, and capable. But you are also vulnerable when you need to be. Now that you are older, I just want you to know that you can be anything you want to be and I will still be the faithful daughter who will be by your side.

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Dear Dad. You were the superhero of my childhood. Whenever there was something I wanted to know, I knew I could count on you to teach me. Whenever there were monsters in my room, you’d scare them off with your booming voice. And whenever there were boys who broke my young heart, you were there to comfort me and to ask me if I wanted you to slash their tires. Dad, you are and will always be my superhero, and I will forever be your little princess.

Dear Dad. You are the one person in my life who has taught me the true value of forgiveness. I remember when I would scream at you because you wouldn’t let me get my way. I later learned that this was you teaching me that I won’t always get what I want in the world. I remember when I said things that hurt you, and you would smile and love me anyway. This taught me that a parent can never truly be angry at their child, no matter how awful they’ve been. I remember when I would cry my eyes out and think that my life is ruined because I did some stupid thing. You would hold me in your arms and tell me that everything is going to be okay. This taught me that a father will do anything to make his daughter okay again. You truly are a miracle worker, dad. Thank you for always being there for me.

Dear Dad. Today is my wedding day, and I will be leaving our home to start a new life with my future husband. Please don’t be sad. I know that I’ve always been your little girl. I was your baby, the helpless little one whom you always had to get out of trouble. My tears came easy, but your love and guidance came easier. I know you’ll be sad because I’ll no longer be with you, but I want you to know that you are the reason I learned what love was. Through you, I knew what a real man is. You showed me an example of what it meant to be a father and a husband to mom. And it’s because of you that I was able to find someone who could love me almost the same as you do. You taught me how to love, and because of you I had found love. Thank you, dad, for laying the foundations for me and showing me what I need in this life.

Dear Dad. I can still remember those times when you would carry me on your shoulders so that I could see the beauty of the world. It was then I was convinced that God knew what he was doing when He chose you to be my dad. You were always the quiet, gentle presence who would guide me. You would speak up and say what needed to be said without hesitation. I see that even though you weren’t as hands-on as mom, your presence showed me that you would always be there for me if I failed. Thank you for being my dad!

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Dear Dad. While mom taught me how to talk, to walk, to count, and to read, you taught me one of the most important things I needed in life – how to laugh. You showed me that there is humor and happiness all over the world, and all it takes to see it all is a little shift in perspective. People might criticize you for being too lighthearted with everything, but I could see what you were doing. You were dealing with things in a way that made problems less stressful. A little laughter here and a smile there could encourage even the most discouraged person to push through and succeed. And in times when my life was dark and seemingly meaningless, I would remember the cheerful face of my father and trudge on with a laughter in my heart. You truly lit up my life, dad. I love you.

Dear Dad. I would often hear people telling stories about their worries as a parent. Many parents these days seem so afraid of the world that they want to shield their children from it. I then realized that this isn’t how you raised me. At first, I thought you didn’t care if I saw the ugliness in the world. I thought you were being a tough dad who didn’t care if I cried or got scared. Some people would call this tough love. However, I later realized that this was your way of showing me the reality of the world. You protected me from immediate danger, but you never shied away from showing me just how dangerous the world could be. Others think this is a sure way to make an anxious child, but with your guidance and I love, you have made me a tougher person. You knew that I would be an independent woman who wants to take on the world on her own. And from an early age, you taught me how to be fearless and unafraid. Thanks for the tough love, dad!

Dear Dad. I just wanted to thank you for everything you have ever done for me even though it was just you and me. You did think that moms would usually do like picking out my dresses, making me pancakes in the morning, and dressing up my hair before I go to school. I can only imagine how difficult it was to play the role of both father and mother at the same time, but you made it seem like the easiest and most natural thing in the world. You showed me what a real father would do for his little girl, even if it’s not exactly manly. You made me see that even though it was just you and me, that there was nothing missing in my life. You fulfilled every role you needed to fulfill – from being my pillar of strength to my cheerleader to my inspiration. You are the most awesome dad a daughter could ever wish for.

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Dear Dad. Congratulations, you’re going to be a grandpa! I can vaguely remember when I was a little girl and you would be up all night praying to all the gods that I would finally fall asleep. I guess I’ll be doing the same thing soon. I remember how I would practically force you to play the same movie over and over again as I would scream out whatever song lyrics I could put together. And you would just let me have fun even though I’m sure you were at your wit’s end by then. I’ll be having that same headache soon. And lastly, I remember how you would always look so worried when I’d go off to school or go out with my friends. I can empathize with that now. I guess what I’m trying to say is that now that I’m going to be a mom, I can learn a thing or two about parenting from the way you raised me. And because I think you raised me well, I’m sure I’ll do a good job.

To my stoic, serious, and diplomatic dad. This is your daughter trying to make fun of you for a change. You’ve always been such a serious person that a smile from you was something I’d rarely see. People think you’re way too serious, even when you’re around kids. Playtimes would often be quiet, and you always encouraged me to read and study instead of dallying in frivolous activities. As a kid, I didn’t understand the meaning of your parenting style. I just thought you didn’t know how to have fun. But now that I’m older, I realize the value of being serious and focused. Even though you hardly smiled, the way you took care of us and provided for us showed just how much you loved us. Hugs and kisses may have been rare, but there was never a day when we didn’t have food or water or electricity. And while you weren’t a huge fan of letting us play throughout the night, I knew that you were only doing this to instill in us, even at a young age, the value of being focused on our goals. Dad, you were misunderstood for being too serious and stoic. But I understand that being a father means instilling life lessons on your kids that they’ll take with them forever. Now I understand what you were doing, and I love you all the more for it.

Get ready to see some tears in your dad’s eyes when he reads this because some of these will really tug at his heartstrings!

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) seeks for brilliant and innovative undergraduate students willing to carry out their academic internship (SIWES) in the organization.
The interns should be part of the YTF team and also will be among the prestigious 3D Africa ambassadors. They will learn from the 3D Africa programs and from the entire YTF team on 21st-century engineering/technology skills and organizational behaviours. They will be able to translate the skills they learned to tackle their immediate community challenges, gain a successful pathway into entrepreneurship and civic leadership.

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Classroom Training: Interns will attend structured classes and workshops during the placement period.
Training: Support trainer for 3D Africa (for University Students) and 3D Africa Clubs in Secondary Schools.

Design: Support program officers to implement organization-wide programs. Involvement in program design, implementation and measuring results.
Program Planning: Organize and support the implementation of #HackforGood2018, 3D Africa’s annual hackathon.

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Ambassador: Actively engage with 3D Africa stakeholders and supporters on social media to share impact stories and YTF’s work.

Final Project: Implement final project based on learning acquired and internship related activities. The project must be approved by 3D Africa at the beginning of the internship and implemented satisfactorily at the conclusion of your internship after which sign off will be provided to your university.

Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students in higher institutions in Nigeria

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BENEFITS: 
Successful candidates will learn from the 3D Africa programs and from the entire YTF team on 21st-century engineering/technology skills and organizational behaviours.
They will be able to translate the skills they learned to tackle their immediate community challenges, gain a successful pathway into entrepreneurship and civic leadership.

Duration of Program: 6 months
Apply Here

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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.

QVC

Goverre

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

QVC

Drop Stop

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

QVC

Scrub Daddy

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

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QVC

CordaRoy’s

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

QVC

Biaggi

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

QVC

Screen Mend

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

QVC

Signal Vault

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

QVC

GoodHangups

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

QVC

Phone Soap

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

QVC

FryWall

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

QVC

ReadeREST

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.

We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!.

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.”