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AliExpress: How To Order Products From AliExpress Safely in Nigeria


Just like Amazon and Ebay, AliExpress.com is a leading online store where thousands of sellers worldwide showcase their goods and products for sale. You can easily order for a product safely from AliExpress from Nigeria without any hitch.

If you also want to start a mini importation business easily here in Nigeria, AliExpress should be your destination as there are a lot of wholesalers, exporters, importers, manufacturers, individual buyers and even suppliers to buy goods from.

Although there are trusted wholesalers on AliExpress.com who sell different products that you can import easily into Nigeria at affordable prices, you should be careful as there are a lot of scammers on AliExpress website when compared to top US online stores (Amazon and Ebay) who buyer protection is top notch.

How To Order Goods/Products From AliExpress Website Safely

To safely order any product or goods from AliExpress.com, follow the procedures below.

  1. Go to AliExpress.com and either sign in or sign up if you don’t have an already existing account.
  2. Search for a product to order in the search bar by typing the keyword or you select a category on the AliExpress website and find the product you want to order.
  3. Select your desired product and click the “chat now” option to contact the seller on the details of the product you want to order.
  4. You can also drop a message for the supplier if he or she is offline by clicking on the offline link and as soon as their merchant comes online, he will see it.
  5. If you like the product, click on it and enter the quantity of the product you want to order.
  6. Click on “Buy Now” button on the AliExpress website or add the item to cart if you want to order for more than one product.
  7. You will see a page that shows different shipping method for your product on AliExpress.com for you to choose (note that if the shipping cost is cheap, it means that it will take long to get your desired product to your address.

How To Make Payment For Your Order On AliExpress in Nigeria

On the AliExpress website, when trying to purchase a product, you will see different payment options namely:

  • Payment via Visa card
  • Payment via Mastercard
  • Payment via Western Union
  • Payment via Bank Transfer

For Nigerians who wish to make payment for products on AliExpress, you will have to use a domiciliary account as the use of debit card has been blocked by most Nigerian banks or limited to $100 USD a month by some banks.

How To Track Your AliExpress Order

You can easily track your AliExpress order by selecting the “My Orders” option on your accounts page.

You would be able to see the status and location of the product you ordered and monitor its movement.

Once your product enters into Nigeria depending on the shipping method, it will be sent to a nearest post office. At the post office, you would have to pay the sum of N500 or N1000 as clearance fee for you to pick your item.

If you want to shop safely on AliExpress.com, buy from top rated sellers with 5-star rating and good customer reviews as buying from unrated sellers can be a risk as they are not trusted.

Etisalat (9Mobile) Night Data Plan: Etisalat 1GB For N200


How to Subscribe for Etisalat(9Mobile) 1GB for N200 Night Plan

Recharge your Etisalat(9Mobile) SIM with N200 airtime and dial *229*3*11# on your phone to activate the 1GB plan. You might want to know what devices it would work for and validity period. The 1GB for N200 in Etisalat (9Mobile) Night plan works on Android, iPhone/iPad, Laptops, BlackBerry 10, Windows phone, Symbian/Java phones and it is valid from from 12am to 5am. The data plan will expire after one day.

The speed of downloading with the 1GB Etisalat (9Mobile) plan was fast when I tested it on my Gionee M5. on 3.5G. What’s your take on the 1GB for only N200 in Etisalat Night plan as compared to other data providers in Nigeria.


Etisalat (9Mobile) Nigeria Data Plans, Subscription Codes & Prices


Etisalat (9Mobile) Nigeria is one of the top telecommunication networks in Nigeria that offer its cosumers cheap data internet plans. Currently,  there are about 11 Etisalat (9Mobile) main data plans with the Smart Data and Value Pack to provide bonuses for subscribers who use such plan. We shall list these various Data plans below

Etisalat (9Mobile) Nigeria Main Data Plans & Subscription Codes

Daily 10MB Data Plan for N100: 10MB valid for 24 hours. To activate, dial *239*3*1# or text MI1 to 229.

Weekly 50MB for N500: 50MB valid for 7 days. To activate, dial *229*3*4# or text MI2 to 229.

Etisalat 200MB Plan for N1000: 200 MB of data valid for 1 month. To activate, dial *229*2*1# or text MB2 to 229.

500 MB Data Plan for N2000: 500MB of data valid for 1 month. To activate, dial *229*2*2# or text MB3 to 229.

1.5GB plan for N4000: 1.5GB of data valid for 1 month. To activate, dial *229*2*4# or text MB4 to 229.

Etisalat (9Mobile) Nigeria Night & Weekend Plan

Night & Weekend Plan: Unlimited data from 9pm to 6am, Friday to Sunday, valid for 1 month. To activate, dial *229*3*3# or text MB7 to 229

3GB Data Plan for N6500: 3GB data valid for 1 month. To activate, dial *229*2*3# or text MB5 to 229.

6GB Data Plan for N8000: 6GB data valid for 1 month. To activate, dial *229*2*5# or text MB6 to 229.

10GB Data Plan for N10,000: 10GB data valid for 1 month. This Etisalat (9Mobile) 10GB data plan can be used in a modem. To activate, dial *229*4*1# or text SM1 to 229.

15GB Data Plan for 15,000: 15GB data valid for 1month. To activate, dial *229*4*2# or text SM2 to 229.

20GB Data Plan for N18,000: Etisalat (9Mobile) 20GB data valid for 1 month. To activate, dial *229*4*2# or text SM2 to 229.

Etisalat (9Mobile) Smart Data Option

The Smart Data option comes with 30% extra data bonus for each plan as well as a voice rate of 20k per second. On activation of Smart Data, the subscriber gets automatic renewal (auto-renewal) of the subscribed plan, provided there is enough airtime to purchase the same plan. Upon activation, unused data will be rolled over during auto-renewal, or on the purchase of another data plan before a current plan expires. Costs of the data plans are the same as stated above.

The Smart Data option is available for Etisalat (9Mobile) Data Plans of 200MB, 500MB, 1.5GB, 3GB, and 6GB. To start enjoyng the Smart Data Option, use the following activation codes

For 200MB, dial *229*2*11# or text Smarta to 8183
For 500 MB, dial *229*2*22# or text Smartb to 8183
For 5GB, dial *229*2*44# or text Smartc to 8183
For 3GB, dial *229*2*33# or text Smartd to 8183
For 6GB, dial *229*2*55# or text Smarte to 8183

To opt out by dial *229*0#.

Etisalat (9Mobile) Value pack

From 1.00 am to 5.00am on the Etisalat 200MB, 500MB, 1,5GB, 3GB and 6GB data plans, subscribers can enjoy 100% extra data for a N1000 access fee. To access the Value pack from Etisalat (9Mobile), you do the following below

1. Text ON to 229 or dial *229*1#

2. Wait for notification via SMS

3. Buy any of these data plans to qualify: 200MB, 500MB, 1.5GB, 3GB, and 6GB (Prices are listed above)

To check Etisalat (9Mobile) Data balance dial *228#




The competition as to which telecommunication network that provides cheap data service in Nigeria has just gotten more fascinating, because the way things are moving with these network providers, data services in Nigeria might just be free.

Airtel Nigeria just dropped a new one and its cheaper than the Glo overload data plan- The Airtel 6GB for N1500 data plan which works on all devices (Android, Blackberry, Apple iOS and Windows) but on special airtel sims. This post will show you how to activate and subscribe to the new airtel 6GB data plan for N1500.

How to activate the Airtel 6GB for N1500 data plan

On your smartphone or tablet, after loading/recharging your Airtel sim with N1500, dial *440*161#. Its validity is for 30 days (one month subscription). As said earlier, this plan is usable on all devices. e.g Android, Laptops e.t.c. This works on special Airtel sims

Airtel Nigeria Customer Care Number


Airtel network is among the top telecommunication and data Services providers in Nigeria. Although, Airtel Nigeria faces stiff competition with the likes of MTN, ETISALAT and GLO network on who has the largest subscribers in Nigeria.

Airtel Nigeria boasts of well-trained customer service consultants that help listen to its numerous customer complaints so as to enhance quality assurance and experience with Airtel.

Airtel also provided a self-service section on the Airtel Website where customers can get help to solve network related problems online.

Airtel toll-free customer care number is available to its customers 24/7. To access this service, dial any of these numbers below:

111, 121, 234-802-150-0111 or 234-802-150-0121 from your Airtel Line using your mobile phone. You can also send mails to Airtel Customer Service staff through their website.

How To Activate Airtel 250 MB Cheap Data Plan for N300


Airtel cheap subscription plan for 250MB at N300 works on Android phones

Below is the subscription code:

Airtel Subscription Code For 250MB Plan with N300 Valid For One Month

To activate this airtel data plan, simply dial *440*22# or *885*1# and you are connected to the Internet.

This data plan supports social networks like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and so on but it supports Opera mini really well and can power some other apps, browser to some extent.

Latest Airtel Data Plan & Bundles, subscription codes and prices 2019


The data bundle provided below can be used for Laptop and Desktop computers, Tablets, Android and other, phones including smart TVs.

List of Top Airtel Data Plans in Nigeria 2019

To ensure that this article is easy to navigate, I would be categorizing the subscriptions based on their validity periods.

Daily Plans

Prior to now, the norm is this category of data plans from Nigerian Mobile internet providers had been 10MB for ₦100, which honestly was pure BS! However, this is not the case with the following Airtel daily Internet bundles.

  1. 50MB for ₦100

Airtel has bumped up this cheap data plan allocated to the daily ₦100 plan all the way from 10MB to 50MB. This Airtel N100 data plan is valid only for 24hours and the subscription code is to use this plan is to dial *410# on your phone.

  1. 200MB for ₦200

It is valid for 3 days and you can surf the internet with the 200MB allocated to you for ₦200. However, I advise you consider the next bundle (plan 3) before subscribing to this; To subscribe, dial *412#

  1. 5-Star Pack 25MB (5MB daily) for ₦100

Although this cheapest Airtel data plan allocated to this bundle compared to the first bundle listed is small, I find this one particularly interesting.

For ₦100, you’d get 5MB every day for 5days to surf the internet.

This could particularly be useful for those folks (mostly old folks) who just go online to read “the punch” and check “who is doing birthday on Facebook today”.

To subscribe, dial *401#

Weekly Plans

Airtel weekly data plan include:

  1. Airtel 750MB Data Plan for ₦500

For just 500 Naira, you can surf the internet for 2 good weeks with 750MB backing you thanks to Airtel’s “Easy” internet bundle. MTN has something similar, but Airtel’s is better because of the 2 weeks validity. To subscribe Dial *418#

Monthly Plans

The internet subscriptions for Airtel also features monthly packages that users can enjoy. Plans in this category are one of the best in Nigeria relative to what other Mobile Internet providers offer. Although most of them are Airtel Android data plans, as earlier said, they’ll work well on any device.

  1. 1.5GB for ₦1000

Airtel offers you 1.5GB worth of data for ₦1,000. This Airtel Data plan for N1,000 naira is their Android 1.0 plan but as stated on their website, this plan works for all devices. I have tested it, and it truly works and unlike their blackberry plans, the data consumption rate is reasonable.

What I mean is, you get an actual 1.5 GB of data even when not on Android, and the plan is valid for one month. To opt-in to this plan, dial *496#

  1. 3GB for ₦1500

For ₦1500, you’d get more than double the amount of the data allocated to the cash equivalent of the previous plan which is also valid for 30 days. This plan is perfect for the everyday internet user who sometimes stream videos and download clips. To subscribe, dial *435#

This plan is awesome no doubt, but before subscribing, have a look at the next plan.

  1. 5GB for ₦2,500

More like an extension of the previous data bundle, for another ₦500, you get an additional 1.5GB data allocated to you. In essence, for ₦2,500, you get 5GB to surf the web anyhow you want for 30 days. To opt-in to this plan, dial *437*1#

  1. 7GB for ₦3,500

Power users will consider this a nice budget plan in that with this bundle, you can surf the net anyhow you want on your smartphone, stream YouTube till your battery bleeds (don’t try it o) or tune-in to NetFlix any time you wish.

For ₦3,500, you get 7GB of data which is valid for just one month. To subscribe to this bundle, dial *438#

Although the next 2 plans might not strike you as being “reasonable”, power users (bloggers and internet marketers alike) would find them interesting.

  1. 10GB for ₦5,000

Valid for 30 days, you can get 10GB for just ₦5000. This should be perfect if you’re an online freelancer or a blogger. To subscribe, dial *452#

  1. 16GB for ₦8,000

Also valid for 30 days, you get a staggering 24GB for ₦8,000 . To opt in, dial *460#

  1. 250MB for ₦300

We’ve left the “GB” category.

This bundle is Airtel’s famous Opera monthly bundle – this bundle has actually saved my life a couple of times……………..

Let’s deviate a little

There was this one time that I was dead broke, but coupling Airtel’s Opera monthly plan (₦3H) and their WTF monthly plan (₦2H) I was able to stay online a full month (well, 25days) for ₦5H.

The Opera bundle was for checking emails, Quora, Nairaland and my favorite tech blogs, while the WTF bundle was for WhatsApp, Twitter & Facebook.

Now that you’ve seen the value of the plan, you should know that this plan only works for opera mini. Opera mini is very good at data compression, so trust me, if you are not downloading, 250MB will take you over a month.

See this:

Yes, over 4GB incoming data compressed to under 500MB. If that’s not impressive, then I wonder what will be for you. To opt in to this bundle, dial *885*1#

New Table Showing Airtel Data Plans 2019 (Daily/Weekly plans)

Price Data Allowance Validity USSD CODE
N50 20MB 1 Day *141*50# Buy now
N100 75MB 1 Day *141*100# Buy now
N200 200MB 3 Days *141*200# Buy now
N300 350MB 7 Days *141*300# Buy now
N500 750MB 14 Days *141*500# Buy now

Airtel Monthly Data Plans 2019

Price Data Allowance Validity USSD CODE
N1,000 1.5GB 30 Days *141*1000# Buy now
N1,500 2.5GB + **1GB Night (1AM – 7AM Daily) 30 Days *141*1500# Buy now
N2,000 3.5GB 30 Days *141*2000# Buy now
N2,500 4.5GB + **1GB Night (1AM – 7AM Daily) 30 Days *141*2500# Buy now
N3,000 5.5GB + **1GB Night (1AM – 7AM Daily) 30 Days *141*3000# Buy now
N4,000 7.5GB + **2GB Night (1AM – 7AM Daily) 30 Days *141*4000# Buy now

Airtel Mega Data Plans 2019

Mega Packs are used by those who consume heavy data. You can watch, streaming, and downloads etc on your device or across multiple devices

Data Allowance Price Validity USSD CODE
12GB (10GB + **2GB Night) N5,000 30 Days *141*5000#
25GB N10,000 30 Days *141*10000#
40GB N15,000 30 Days *141*15000#
60GB N20,000 30 Days *141*20000#

Airtel Social Data Plans (2019)

Price(Naira) Plan Validity USSD CODE Description
N25 10MB 1 Day *948*4# This plan gives access to chatting on WhatsApp only.
N50 40MB 1 Day *991*4# These plans give access to Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp.
N100 80MB 5 Days *688*3#
N300 600MB 25 Days *688*1#

Airtel 4G LTE Data Plans

For thise who rquire special data plans designed for routers to deliver superfast internet experience on 4G network in locations that have 4G coverage. The bundles are locked to Airtel Routers on 4G network, meaning that the data cannot be consumed outside of Airtel 4G coverage area.

Price Data Allowance Validity USSD
N9,999 30GB 30 *141*9999# Buy Now
N19,999 80GB 30 *141*19999# Buy Now

Code To Check Internet Data Bundle Balance

Ah, very important! It’s good you know how much data you’re left with so that you’ll know whether you need to reduce your usage (so you won’t run out of data) or increase it (so your data wouldn’t waste)

Checking your data balance on Airtel is as easy as checking your normal airtime balance. Just dial *140#