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If You Can Afford It, These Ten Countries Can Sell Citizenship To You


Did you ever know that citizenship could be bought outrightly in some parts of the world? Well if you don’t know you do and will also know why it has become the latest fantasies of the super-rich.

According to a report by Bloomberg,  a second passport—or a third or fourth—has become another trophy for the ultra-wealthy and so for most of them, it is more for bragging rights.

When interviewed, Christian Kalin, chairman of Henley & Partners, a firm which provides citizenship advice and publishes rankings such as the Quality of Nationality Index opined that wealthy buyers “are looking for security”. “They want peace of mind in case of a revolution or other upheaval in their home countries”, he said.

St Kitts and Nevis

Many nations of the world, the U.S. included, allow migrant residents the chance to apply for citizenship only after meeting certain criteria but these only 10 countries permit other nationals to acquire outright citizenship which comes with a certain price. These prices may also require payment in the form of direct investment into their economy, typically in property or the setting up of a local business.

Antigua and Barbuda

Eight out of these ten countries are classified by the IMF as offshore financial centres, though Kalin said stability, not tax avoidance, is what influences most of the buyers. That and bragging rights. “If you have a yacht and two airplanes, the next thing to get is a Maltese passport,” he said. “It’s the latest status symbol. We’ve had clients who simply like to collect a few.”

See the list of the counties below:

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Author: Chux Odoh

Source : http://thenet.ng/can-afford-ten-countries-can-sell-citizenship/

“Surely Jessica Simpson could afford a better quality wig?” links

Surely Jessica Simpson can afford better-quality extensions. CB said this wig looks like “yarn” and now I can’t unsee it. [Go Fug Yourself]
Yes, Beyonce was the reason France won the World Cup. [LaineyGossip]
The ballad of Coupon Carl and everyday racism. [Jezebel/The Root]
I had no idea baby peacocks were soooo cute. [Dlisted]
Piers Morgan continues to be the worst. [Pajiba]
Updates on the Treason Summit. [Buzzfeed]
Recap of 90 Day Fiance. [Reality Tea]
Elon Musk is an utter mess. Was he always like this? [The Blemish]
Demi Moore came out for Bruce Willis’s Comedy Central Roast. [Wonderwall]

Beautycon Festival LA 2018

Author: Kaiser

Source : https://www.celebitchy.com/584911/surely_jessica_simpson_could_afford_a_better_quality_wig_links/

“I Cannot Afford To Be Selfish” – Shina Peller Says, As He Eyes House Of Reps’ Seat

Shina Abiola Peller has declared his ambition to represent the people of his constituency in Oyo State at the National Assembly House of Representatives.

Peller, an astute businessman, has been officially nominated to represent the Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency on the platform of the ruling party, APC.

The 42-year-old told newsmen at the flag-off of his declaration and campaign that he has taken up the challenge to ensure better welfare for the people.

“I have decided to join this political race because my people have spoken to me and I have listened,” Peller said.

“My people know my worth, my achievements and having somebody that can actually represent this constituency has been a challenge, I cannot afford to be selfish, I have to think about the less privileged too.”

Peller also announced the launch of his empowerment and grassroots development programme which he called Shina Ayo Empowerment Programme, SAEP.

He said the programme is aimed at empowering the youths and women, and will spread across the four zones in Oke-Ogun even up to ward level.

“The young people of Nigeria are the most powerful single block in the country, we would not allow ourselves to be used by people who do not have our interest at heart,” he stated.

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Author: Jelili Adekunle

Source : http://www.naijaloaded.com.ng/news/i-cannot-afford-to-be-selfish-shina-peller-seat

“Nigerians Cannot Afford Mistake Of The Past In 2019” By TonyeBarcanista

By Tonyebarcanista

CAVEAT: This is my humble opinion after appraisal of the level of preparedness of all aspirants for the Presidency. It is without prejudice to the arrangement of Peoples Democratic Party and the 39 Coalition parties

In the build up of the election of 1979 preparatory to the commencement of the second republic, Chief Obafemi Awolowo of Unity Party of Nigeria was clearly seen as the most prepared among other aspirants for the Presidency, his campaign was ideological based, his policies were clearly spelt out and he was banking strictly on popular votes of the masses instead of military establishment as at then. However, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, a retired school teacher and former minister was returned elected instead. Till date, Chief Awolowo is referred to the best President Nigeria never had.

In 1993, famous philanthropist, Chief MKO Abiola, the Presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party had a clearly defined manifesto, his proposed policies were topnotch and in him Nigerians saw hope for better future. He was eventually elected via popular vote in the presidential election but the military establishment thwarted the project. Nigerians were once again denied the chance of enjoying the prospects of the MKO’s Presidency.

In 1999, Dr. Alex Ekweme was clearly the most prepared presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party, a political association that came into being with sole ideology of building bridges among citizens, forcing the military junta to the barracks and returning power to the people. However, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, upon his release from prison, was “gifted” the Presidential ticket to “appease” the southwest over the 1993 disappointment and travails of Chief MKO Abiola. Nigerians were again shortchanged optimal democratic dividends that would have been under Alex Ekweme.

In 2007, Alhaji Umaru Yar’adua (of blessed memory) was remotely uninterested in the Presidency but he was virtually dragged in by the powers that be as at then ahead of then Vice President Atiku Abubakar who happened to be the most prepared with clear manifesto, programs and vision.
Yaradua was christened “baba go slow” simply because he had to do his apprenticeship while staying on the job.

In 2010, Goodluck Jonathan was catapulted into power by providence after the death of Umaru Yar’adua. He was least prepared to be Vice President in 2007 and President as at then. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was clearly the most prepared for the office aheaf of 2011 Presidential election judging by his manifesto and proposed programs but due to some ethnical consideration (appeasement of SouthSouth/minorities) and some other political factors, Jonathan got the nod. He developed his key program while on the job without luxury of time.

In 2014, then opposition APC delegates elected Muhammadu Buhari as flagbearer, a man whose age-long campaign has always been instituting Shari’a system across the country and fighting corruption BUT without any blueprint on economy, unity among citizens irrespective of tribe and political consideration, restructuring of the system etc even though his party captured some. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar then of APC had these clearly spelt out but Buhari was elected simply because he commanded some cult followership in the northern part of Nigeria. Buhari eventually won the 2015 presidential election but he came along with ethno-religious unrest, economy meltdown, herdsmen-farmers clashes, breakdown in nationhood etc. In fact, the man had to distance himself from some promises made by his own party, including restructuring.

Of the legion of credible leaders running for the Presidency in 2019 in the opposition, I am of the opinion that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is the only aspirant that has displayed the highest commitment and serious preparedness for the job. He can be identified with blueprint/ideology to work with (with due respect to others). For instance, he’s known as chief promoter of restructuring and has a very wide public acceptance in contrast of what he had in 2007 and 2011.

He’s the aspirant that has gone beyond issuing tweets on social media and has been outlining his programs to the understanding of the public.

Less than seven (7) months to the presidential election and two (2) months to the presidential primary, Atiku appears to be the only aspirant with known campaign team and presidential campaign office and has been working in alliance with interest groups across the 36 states and diaspora.

Considering that there is no luxury of time to gamble, I am of the my opinion that being the most prepared presidential aspirant, Atiku should be given the nod by the Peoples Democratic Party, the 39 Coalition parties and Nigerians so that we can have for the first time a president that is well preparing to lead instead of using the traditional religious, ethnic or political bias.

Furthermore, with Seven (7) months to general election, it is needless to promote an aspirant that is yet to display this level of preparedness irrespective of our relationship with such aspirant. I believe everyone can play their part in the new government to further the aspirations of Nigeria citizens.

May God Bless Us All And Bless Nigeria

Author: Nairaland Forum

Source : http://www.nairaland.com/4615749/nigerians-cannot-afford-mistake-past

BBNaija’s Gifty Slams Actress Afegbai For Not Being Able To Afford Cosmetic Surgery

BBNaija reality TV star, Gifty Powers has finally hit back at Nollywood actress, Lilian Afegbai, after a long wait of about 8 months. Around September last year, Lilian slammed Gifty over nude pictures she was always posting on social media. According to her, doing such was a battle for relevance which will only land her cheap endorsement deals.

She wrote:

Not judging!!just read between the lines and get the message.. I get it,desperate times call for desperate measures. It feels like the fame is leaving you and you have to do whatever it takes to stay in the news. I was almost lost as well till I had to grow up and reevaluate myself. I asked myself one question. What is it you really want Temporary fame or consistency?? Do u want to be controversial and have temporary fame? Or do u want to go slow steady and remain relevant for a very long time?I picked relevance. Do you want to have 700,000 fake followers or do you want to have 300 loyal followers? I picked 300 loyal followers.
Do u want moi moi endorsement or do u want to get fried rice,chicken and salad endorsement? I picked fried rice. At some point I want to let loose and go nude and twerk all day but then I can do that in my bathroom and still smile.

Do u want to be on instablog everyday or do u want to be on Linda ikeji or bellanaija once a month Anyways what am trying to say is that,never forget your values and don’t always go with the trend.

It is not easy cause am still learning how this poo called life,fame,popularity works cause am still not there yet But guess what You can be sexy with clothes on…. Lilian take note .The sky is enough for all the stars I want to know your thoughts really

Anyway, just yesterday, Lilian Afegbai posted some pictures showing her lovely shape and accompanied the pictures with a message that appeared to be shading Tonto Dikeh who last year had cosmetic surgery.

She wrote:

Why was I considering surgery ? Self love is the best love, love my body and small boobs. I pray nothing makes me go under the knife.
Not the new trend, not a man, not peer pressure, not even society.

Sensing Lilian Afegbai was being hypocritical by posting sultry pictures even after criticizing her last year when she did the same, Gifty Powers decided to let her have a piece of her mind. She blasted Lilian by claiming the reason why she doesn’t want to have cosmetic surgery done is because she cannot afford it.

Gifty Powers wrote:

Some people are just meant to be useless forever. You condemn a pic I posted on IG, which I wasn’t bothered cuz MADDNESS NO GET SIZE. Now, you posted a pic and said you can never do body surgery, my dear jst kukuma say that you can not afford the fee

… and that you are just managing your life. Besides what do you expect from someone who stands and begs for champagne in the club during the BBN finals celebration, hehe… She’s loco..


Author: Nairaland Forum

Source : http://www.nairaland.com/4507515/gifty-powers-slams-lilian-afegbai