6 Reasons Not To Use Your Phone In Bed At Night

Many people now sleep with their phones in bed at night. This is an obvious sign of phone addiction that they dream about their devices. Unbelievable but true. This is not really good. So, before you get into your bed tonight, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, urges you to check out these reasons not to use your smartphone in bed at night.

You will be unable to sleep

This is the most obvious reason why you should never use your phone in bed. You will never be able to sleep because of all the notifications that are disrupting and disturbing your sleep. Of course, you know that doctors recommend at least 8 hours of sleep daily. Your phone should be on silent if you really want to get a smooth and uninterrupted nap.

You can be depressed

Persons who use their phone more frequently are prone to moodiness and depression. Also, since you are unable to get proper sleep just because you cannot control your phone usage, you are simply making you vulnerable to depression.

You are damaging your eyes

Exposure to blue light at night, emitted by your phone can affect the eyes. And today, there are many smartphones that emit this light. To prevent dry eyes and blurred vision, allow your eyes to rest instead of surfing your phone.

You may experience nomophobia

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and you are searching desperately for your phone which is just right beside you. And because you cannot find it, you begin to feel anxious and you become agitated. The only time you recover is when you eventually find your phone. It’s better to switch it off (if you want) and keep it as far away from you as possible.

Reduce exposure to radiation

Smartphones usually release a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation that can be absorbed if it is too near your body. The risk is limited when the phone is disconnected from either WiFi or turned off.

You pay more attention to your loved one

There is no gainsaying that you will concentrate and listen more if you do away with your phone in bed. So, make that decision to limit phone usage in bed at night.

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Top 5 Financial Mistakes To Avoid When You Get A Salary Raise

Congratulations, you just got a salary raise. You are excited because your paycheck will soon arrive. As a result, you may get carried away by your well-paying job. This clearly stated, it’s easier than you think to make some financial mistakes when you anticipate a juicy pay package. So, if you just got a salary raise, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency discusses the financial mistakes you should avoid. Please take note!

Making a big purchase

Do not rush to make any big purchase immediately you get a salary raise. You should wait for several months before spending big. Also, you need to evaluate the cost effect of whatever you are spending on your income and lifestyle. You don’t want to be broke because of this. The rule of thumb is that the more you earn, the less you should spend.

Buying on credit

Due to the fact that you are expecting a huge paycheck, you buy things on credit at a Lagos store. You should make do with what you have so that you won’t spend your whole salary on settling debts.

Not revising your budget

A budget is very essential in tracking your spending. And since earn more, you should try as much as possible to revise your budget. It will help you track the new things you want to spend money and also help you determine if it’s worth it.

Telling people about your new paycheck

It’s good news that you got a raise. There’s the tendency that you want to tell everyone. But wait for a second, informing people about your new pay may not be a good idea because some people will take advantage of this to loan money from you. So, keep it to yourself.

Not saving

Whether you earn a huge income or not, you should always save. However, it is more important when you get a raise because there is every likelihood that you will increase your expenses because of the more money you are earning.

4 Reasons Why Ladies Block Their Last Seen on Whatsapp

Whatsapp is a popular messaging app owned by Facebook. It has helped to a very large extent in bridging the communication gap among friends and persons who are dating. This said you must have observed that many girls block their last seen on the messaging platform. Have you ever wondered why? Well, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares reasons why ladies block their last seen.

To prevent fights

This is perhaps the main reason why girls block their WhatsApp last seen. They want to prevent fights with their boyfriends who have become detectives and make all sorts of assumptions, which are usually incorrect, based on the last seen. Hence, they prefer to block it.

She may not be interested in chatting with you

If you are pestering her and she is not interested, she may block her last seen. Perhaps, if you do not know the last time she was online, you will give up and move on. If you continue messaging her, she will not respond.

To stop unnecessary questions

Why didn’t you respond immediately? I saw you online. So, to prevent this and other types of questions, she prefers to block it. At least, if you do not see it, you won’t question her.

She does not want you to know the last time she was online

Yes, some girls just do because they do not want you to see the last time they were online.

5 Smart Tips To Keep Your Baby From Crying On Planes

Flying with a baby or an infant can be very discouraging and distressing at times because there is every likelihood that he/she is going to cry. And also, some passengers may be pissed. Despite this, you cannot blame the baby for crying and also cannot abandon your baby at home. However, you can do something to prevent or keep them from whining. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency discusses tips on how to do this.

Distract With Toys

Babies can associate calmness with movement. A perfect way to keep them calm is by giving them their favourite toys or animals to play with. The more you keep your child’s attention on things that are fun, the less likely they are to scream.

Bring a travel companion

If you can afford it, you should book a flight for your sister or friend on Jumia Travel. Their sole responsibility is to take care of your baby especially if it seems like you may be busy.

Plan flights around the time they sleep

When children are not sleeping, they are either playing or disturbing you. Of course, you know that if they sleep there will be little or no disturbing. Hence, try and fly during the time they are most likely to sleep which is probably in the evening or night.

Bring prescribed drugs along

You should remember to bring the prescribed meds along if your son or daughter is bothered by any infection. You can administer such drugs before you fly. You should only do this if the infection will make the baby cry.

Be patient

This is the ultimate virtue for flying with a baby. You have to understand that they are infants and crying is the only way they express hunger, boredom or tiredness. So, be patient so that you won’t beat your child like some mothers do.

Top 5 Fashion Fails Stylish Women Never Make

Women are very conscious of their appearance. This is why they can take all the time in the world to look good. However, your effort to slay may be futile because of some avoidable fashion flaws you make. So, instead of looking stylish and young; you appear haggard and older. You may not know but your friends will tell you and you won’t get that disarming gaze from men. You don’t have to worry. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency discloses fashion fails stylish women will never make.

Too tight or too loose

The best dress anyone can wear must be fitted. You won’t be worried about your cloth giving way which can be quite embarrassing or it being too big.

Staying neutral

You may not fancy makeup but leaving your face neutral can age you or make you appear less stylish. You can use a bit of powder or lipstick just to pump up your face. But do not go overboard with your makeup,

Wearing dull colours

Try to avoid wearing black, grey or pale coloured dresses. Definitely, dull coloured clothes make your look very boring and give the appearance and impression that you are really exhausted and tired.

Choosing the wrong shoes

If you want your entire appearance to blend perfectly, you should wear the correct footwear for the right occasions Really, your outfit deserves an awesome pair of shoes. Wearing flip-flops or running shoes with everyday clothing can make you look mature while stilettoes can make you appear younger. However, before you wear any shoe, consider comfort. If you can’t wear heels, please avoid it.

The wrong bra size

You may not realise it, but adorning the wrong size of bra is not chic. Hence, if you are shopping in Lagos for bras, ensure that you get the appropriate size. Also, be certain to find the right band and cup size.

Is Nigeria truly one of the most expensive countries in Africa :

Top 10 Most Expensive Hotels in Nigeria with Cost per Night

Nigeria is regarded as one of the most expensive countries to visit in Africa. The cost of living index by city in the country is a reflection of how much work the government and economic intelligence experts still have to do on reviewing ineffective economic policies. The effect of the naira crash and oil price volatility has trickled down to affect the cost of basic commodities, feeding as well as housing.

A research by Hogg Robinson Group indicates that hotels in Nigeria are the second most expensive in the world with an average room rate of £217.05.

It might be intriguing to note that for an accommodation at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, one has to splurge between ₦112,413 – ₦662,500 for a night.

It suffice to say that in spite of the economic hardship faced by Nigerians, our people still have a collective penchant for all things pricey and high end.

  1. Transcorp Hilton Abuja:

The presidential suite

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This suite is made up of 3 rooms which consist of a king room and 2 twin rooms. With a living room of its own, a kitchen and a dining area. The presidential suite of Transcorp Hilton Abuja costs ₦665, 000 per night.

  1. Lagos Oriental Hotel:

The presidential suite

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The presidential suite of Lagos Oriental Hotel costs ₦400, 000 per night. The suite allows a maximum occupancy of 5 guests. A mini bar is available in the suite and additional bed can be provided on request.

  1. Eko Hotel & Suites:

Eko Signature Presidential Suite

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Eko Hotel Lagos is one of the well frequented and most popular hotels in Lagos. Its Eko Signature Presidential Suite costs ₦300, 000 per night. It is equipped with two separate lounges, a foyer, dining area, a library and kitchenette.

  1. Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt:

The presidential suite

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Hotel Presidential is one of the best hotels in Port Harcourt. The most expensive suite at Hotel Presidential is its Presidential suite; it is large enough for 4 adult occupants and cost about ₦199, 600 per night.

  1. Southern Sun Ikoyi:

The Executive Suite

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Southern Sun is a luxury hotel in Ikoyi Lagos with about 200 rooms. Its Executive Suite cost ₦250, 000 per night.

  1. The George Ikoyi:

Penthouse Suite

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The George, Ikoyi is a four star luxury hotel in Lagos. With about 61 distinctly styled rooms. The hotel offers modern comfort facilities with a touch of Renaissance. The Penthouse Suite costs ₦450, 000 per night.

  1. Sheraton Abuja Hotel:

Club Presidential

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The prestigious Sheraton Abuja Hotel is a 5 star hotel in Abuja located strategically at an integral part of the city. Equipped with all the major modern facilities guests can think of, its Club Presidential Suite costs ₦336, 950 per night.

  1. Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel:

Business Class Hotel

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A luxury hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel lies on the water front just a few kilometres from Victoria Island. The Business Class Suite of the hotel cost ₦104, 185 for an individual suite and ₦116, 625 for larger suite suitable for two occupants per night.

  1. Apartment Royale Hotel & Suite:

Presidential Suite

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Apartment Royale Hotel & Suite, a luxury hotel in Ikeja located close to the Murtala Mohammed Airport and Ikeja City Mall. The Presidential Suite at the hotel costs ₦267 000 per night.

  1. Golden Tulip Hotel Port Harcourt:

Presidential Suite

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Golden Tulip Hotel is located in the Governmental Residential Area of Port Harcourt. It is strategically location at a centre that grants guests easy access to several attractions in the city of Port Harcourt. A stay in the presidential suite of the Golden Tulip Hotel costs ₦250, 000 per night.

Written by: Mariam Banwo Barry

Lagos vs Abuja: Top 5 Reasons why Lagos is better than Abuja

Sometimes it looks like there is a power struggle between Lagos, the industrial hub of the nation, the former capital city of Nigeria and its rival city, Abuja the current capital city of Nigeria.

Overtime, many have compared both states and argued about the better place for work and residency, as these are two large cities are known to greatly influence the industrial sector and the administration of the nation.

Abuja, the capital of Nigeria may be the seat of power but Lagos is one of he largest cities in Africa. A city that best combines the diversities, character and strength of Nigeria. Many are the tales you will hear about Lagos; some good, some bad and some ugly but if you ever have your eyes on a great future, the place to be has to be “the centre of excellence”-Lagos.

A place where you are offered the kind of future you desire, a future filled with so many opportunities and possibilities. The commercial nerve centre of the nation and host to most of the big corporations in the country.

Here is a list of the top 5 reasons why Lagos is better than Abuja:

  • Relatively affordable accommodation:

Believe it or not the cost of housing in Lagos is relatively affordable when compared to other major cities like Abuja and Port Harcourt. You can get a suitable accommodation in Ikeja or yaba the fastest growing tech hub in Lagos at a price that wouldn’t break a bank.

  • Tourist Haven:

From prestigious Lagos hotels like Ibis Hotel Ikeja, Ikoyi Fairview Apartments and Maison Fahrenheit to exotic restaurant and beautiful beaches. The city of Lagos is always bubbling with activities and fun places to see. This city has a deeper cultural heritage when compared to Abuja. Enjoy the cultural beauty of Eyo festival, nature’s scenic view at the Lekki Conservation Centre, a historic relic at the Nigerian National Museum and Badagry Black Heritage Museum.

From art studios to beaches, parks and many others, the tourism trail in Lagos affords every tourist the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime experience.

  • Employment opportunities:

Ever wondered why it is known as the land of opportunities? It is the land where millionaires, IT experts and entrepreneurs thrive. In Nigeria, there is no better place to work than in Lagos. This is the city where anyone can start from scratch and become an overnight phenomenon, a land where dreams come true.

Several large corporations and international organization can be found in the city. Many celebrities and millionaires rose from slums in Lagos.

  • Ain’t no party like a Lagos party:

Lagosians are notorious hustlers; they are street wise and know just how to have the right amount of fun. Home to the largest number of celebrities and entertainers in the country, the city of Lagos can never run out of social functions for you to attend. There are a number of choice hotels, lounges, bars, malls and fun spots where people can chill and unwind.

  • Better Standard of living:

Lagos opens up it bowel to people of all classes and social status, a city with a huge annual influx of people of various ethnicity. It is blessed with the right amount of resources to cater to its populace. A data study by Expatistan, states that the overall cost of living in the Lagos is lower by 2% when compared to Abuja.

Written by: Mariam Banwo Barry

6 Fascinating Ways To Enjoy The Coal City State

It’s called the coal city state because of its large coal deposits. Unfortunately, the coal deposits are yet to be explored or taken advantage of by the people or government. Clearly, it’s due to our over dependency on sweet crude. Regardless, a sector the Enugu state government has made efforts to develop over the years is the tourism sector. Like coal, Enugu State is blessed with so many tourist attractions that are dotted all over the state. Hence, it’s highly recommended for any tourist or fun lover. Besides if you reside in Enugu and you are looking to get out of the rut,  Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares some of the things you can do. Enjoy.

Watch Enugu Rangers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Enugu Rangers is the darling football club of the people of Enugu. They are the current league champions and they play at the 22,000 capacity Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. So, enjoy the best of the footballing display by watching Enugu Rangers.

Get history lessons at the National Museum of Unity

A few history lessons won’t be a bad idea. Right? A people without a history are lost forever. Hence, a visit to the National Museum of Unity will apprise you with relevant information about the precolonial times of Enugu, the Biafran War as well as relics of the war and much more. It’s located at 65, Abakiliki Road, Ogui Junction GRA (Blueberries Park).

Explore the beauty of the Ngwo Cave and Waterfall

Want to see the untapped, virgin and natural beauty of Enugu? Then, you should visit the Ngwo Cave and Waterfall. It is located at the Ngwo Pine Forest where the waterfall cascades from rocks. Apart from the waterfall, there are several caves that are tucked away in the rock. You can access some of them by climbing!

See live Crocodiles at Ani Ozalla Lake at the behest of the chief priest

The Ani Ozalla Lake is a natural lake situated at Ozalla in Nkanu West LGA in Enugu. It is where you can see crocodiles which are regarded as a goddess. The crocodile usually appears at the command of the chief priest.

 Check out the Awhum Waterfall and Cave

This is one of the popular Caves in the state. The Waterfall is about 30 meters high and it’s circled by rocks where you will find ancient caves. You are also treated to wild animals jumping from one tree branch to another as well as different birds.

 Shop at the Polo Park Mall

For those who love to shop and want to relax, then you can go to the Polo Park Mall. It’s located in Enugu City. You can eat, drink and watch your favourite movies.

 5 Tips For Choosing A Catchy Hashtag For Your Social Media Campaign

Hashtags are very important because it makes it easier to find information about a particular theme, campaign or content. It can also be used to get the attention of your audience especially if it is catchy. So if you are doing a social media campaign and thinking of choosing a Hashtag, you are in luck as Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency discusses tips for selecting one. #Enjoy

Keep it as short as possible

This is very difficult but you don’t need a lengthy hashtag for your campaign. A very good idea is to use the same amount of characters for your Twitter handle which is 9 for your hashtag. If you can’t do this, just ensure it is not too long. An example is #JumiaHospitalityReport.

Ensure that it’s unique

Using a hashtag someone else has used will only make it hard for you to sort the information related to your campaign. So, do a bit of research to confirm if it has been used or not.

Make your hashtag relevant

If your social media campaign is focused on football, you don’t select a hashtag that is completely dissimilar. There must be a correlation. The hashtag should be able to showcase your brand.

Make it conversational

It’s good to make your hashtag conversational. Doing this will make it easier for the hashtag to fit into any sentences or engagements.

Use limited numbers of hashtags

For any social media campaign, you should use a limited number of hashtags. Two or three is enough. When it gets to five or six, it will minimise the chances of your campaign of going viral.

6 Quick Things To Do If Your ATM Card Is Stolen

Nobody plays with their money. That’s why many people are very careful. Hence, since your ATM card is connected to your bank account, you will be worried and disorganised. Imagine you receiving alerts as someone withdraws your money from an unknown location. So, if your ATM card is stolen, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares the things you should do.

Don’t panic

It’s money we are talking about here. Some people may even pee in their pants if their ATM card gets missing. Really, you don’t have to do this. Compose yourself and do the needful. If you are not careful, your money would have disappeared before you recover from your watery reaction.

Contact your bank

The first thing you should do is to contact your bank so that they can block your card. This will stop them from withdrawing money from your account. Banks now have many branches in Lagos and other parts of the country. You can simply walk into your bank.

Change your accounting information

When your ATM card information has been compromised, you need to do everything possible to control where your card number is currently shared. If your credit card is linked to any online retail stores or bill pay sites, go through each account and remove linked information as soon as possible so that any future purchases can only be made by manually entering debit card information.

Review your transaction regularly

You should review your account from time to time if your ATM card is stolen. This will help you monitor your account activities.

Change your PIN

Your ATM card may be with you but your card numbers may have been stolen. If this is the case and you suspect so, you should change your PIN. Regardless, you should still report to your bank.

Get a new card

You will be issued a new ATM card for a small fee. This will be done only if inform your bank.