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Nigerians with Canadian work permits increased by 118% year-over-year in December 2023
As of December 2023, more than 36,000 Nigerians — 2% of the global holders — had Canadian work permits. This number represented a 118% rise from December 2022. Nigeria's share of the total peaked in December 2018 at 2.4%. N.B. The number of global holders of the Canadian work permit increased by 60% in 2023.

Nigerians accounted for 1 in every 27 individuals granted Canadian permanent residency status in 2023
Canada granted permanent residency to 471.8k individuals in 2023, with Indian citizens leading with nearly 30% of the total. Nigeria (3.7%), Cameroon (2.5%), and Eritrea (2.3%) were in the top ten recipients.    

Canadian permanent resident status: Nigeria's share of issuances dropped to 3.7% in 2023
After growing from 1.5% in 2015 and peaking at 5.1% in 2022, Nigeria's share of Canadian permanent residency status issuances dropped to 3.7% in 2023. This is Nigeria's share of Canadian permanent residency status issuances since 2015.

2.2 million units of fully electric vehicles to be sold in Africa by 2027
As of 2021, there were 400 fully electric vehicles sold in Africa, which is expected to reach 2,200 by 2027. By 2027, Africa will only account for approximately 0.02% of fully electric vehicles sold worldwide.   Global sales of electric vehicles are projected to hit 13.33 million by 2027, up from 4.6 million in 2021, indicating a significant increase in the shift from petroleum product-powered vehicles to electronic ones.

Nigerians received over 7,000 US immigrant visas in 2023
In 2023, 7,383 people from Nigeria were issued US immigrant visas, 33% higher than 5,547 in 2022. Visas issued to skilled workers, professionals, and unskilled workers declined by 66%. Here are the US immigrant visas issued to Nigerians in 2023 by visa class.

Nigerians received 1% of the US non-immigrant visas issued in 2023, ranking 15th on the global list
10.7 million US non-immigrant visas were issued in 2023, 36% more than in 2022, with Mexicans receiving nearly 23% of the total. The top five countries received more than half of the total issuances. Nigeria — 15th on the list — received 1%.

Global sales and forecast of fully electric vehicles between 2016 and 2027
Global sales of electric vehicles are projected to hit 13.33 million by 2027, up from 4.6 million in 2021, indicating a significant increase in the shift from petroleum product-powered vehicles to electronic ones.

Nigeria: Number of visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries citizens can visit by region in 2021
Nigerians can visit 19 visa-free countries and 26 visa-on-arrival countries, with varying durations of stay. Here is a breakdown of the number of visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries for Nigerians by region.

Africa's 20 most powerful passports by the number of visa-free countries citizens can visit in 2021
Seychelles, Mauritius, and South Africa lead other African countries in the number of visa-free countries their citizens can visit globally. Here are the most powerful passports in Africa by the number of visa-free countries citizens can visit in 2021.

Nigerians studying in the US have increased by 3,200, reaching a record high of 17,600 students
Since 2001, the 2022/23 academic year has recorded the highest number of Nigerians studying in US' higher institutions, adding 3,202 students to the previous academic year to reach 17,640. This represents the biggest addition in the time period.

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