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Car shopping is one of the most stressful things to do. Of course, buying any item that can be pricy and which is expected to last a while, one will have to do some homework to reach a conclusion. Some of the questions usually asked are “what brand?”, “new or used?”, if used, “how old?”, “what mileage?”, “Locally used or foreign used?”. It could be a serious disaster if you make a wrong buy. Arriving at a wrong decision could cost you more than budgeted and that could imply that you might be driving a car you are not satisfied with for some time too. I can tell you how sweet it is to buy the car you like, and everything comes alright. Not so much is required when buying a new car like buying a used one. Of course, a new car will come with no worries about a…

A young man, sometimes in March 2020 ordered a mobile phone on Aliexpress, which was shipped a few days later. He then placed another order for a memory card from the same merchant in China hoping the two products will probably be delivered at about the same time. Just like other Nigerians who have also been complaining recently about their packages getting lost in transit after been tracked to have entered Nigeria, he too could still, up to the time of putting up this report, has not received the mobile phone. The irony of it is that the less valuable item, the memory card, had since been delivered, but the phone for which the memory card was bought is still missing. In this globalized time and age, trade between countries is on the increase and, with time, it will be one of the main incomes for most countries. In Nigeria,…