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Friday, January 30, 2015

#LagosDecides: Watch Jimi Agbaje & Akinwunmi Ambode LCCI Governorship Debate PART 1 AND 2






Monday, January 26, 2015

4 Simple Steps on How to Save a Marriage in Crisis


It is depressing to witness so many couples ending up in divorce, and it is especially disconcerting to see them going into divorce just because of some petty issues that can be resolved by simple communications. You may be asking "How can I save my marriage?" but it is really up to you to do that. My personal feeling is that, filing for divorce is not the solution for any marriage. In fact, it is the most silly thing a person can do. There are in fact ways to save your marriage and you need to be fully committed to reconcile a marriage. One of the first step that I would advice is to go for marital counseling. This will enable a couple to have a mediator to deal with their marriage problems.

In addition to professional services, there are many other steps to save a marriage. The truth is that, saving a marriage is actually not a very difficult process if you are willing to do so. If you are asking yourself "How can I save my marriage?" then you really need the following four save your marriage advice that will improve the odds of helping you to avoid a divorce.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

FA Cup: Arsenal are one of the favourites, says Arsene Wenger

FA Cup: Brighton and Hove Albion 2-3 Arsenal highlights
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the Gunners are one of the favourites to win the FA Cup after a weekend of shock exits by fellow Premier League giants.
The defending champions held on for a 3-2 win over Brighton, a day after both Chelsea and Manchester City fell to lower-league opposition.
"We'll be one of the favourites with the other top-flight sides," he said. "But I can't predict if we'll win.
"We have a good experience from last year. We want to retain our cup."
Wenger added that the surprise results - which also removed Tottenham and third-placed Southampton from Monday's fifth-round draw - sparked Arsenal's impressive start at the Amex Stadium.
Winger Theo Walcott gave the Gunners the lead in the second minute before German World Cup winner Mesut Ozil doubled the advantage.
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FA Cup 2015: Bradford shock Chelsea as Middlesbrough beat City
FA Cup 2015: One second, two goals, two shocks
The Championship strugglers pulled one back through Chris O'Grady before Tomas Rosicky restored the two-goal advantage. Sam Baldock's strike 15 minutes from time then set up a thrilling climax on the south coast.
"It was hard work," added the French manager, who has won the trophy five times since he took over the north London club in 1996.
"It was a typical cup tie where the other team never gives up. We had to fight until the end but we were always leading and missed a few chances as well.
"I believe that we won the game at the start. The results from yesterday maybe got us on our toes and we got off to a quick pace, and I think that surprised

culled from bbc.com

OC Ukeje and wife step out for a red carpet event for the first time


The couple who got married in November 2014, stepped for their first red carpet event together last week for the premiere of 'Gone Too Far’ at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Lagos.
by linda ikeji

photos from Pres. Jonathan's meeting with Nollywood stars





Photo of late Saudi King Abdullah and his thirty wives



king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz who has passed away on Jan. 22nd, had 30 wives.

Photos: US Secretary of State, John Kerry, meets GEJ, Buhari




Friday, January 23, 2015

Bird Flu kills 420 poultry birds in Edo Read full story here:

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The recent outbreak of the Avian Influenza Virus, popularly known as bird flu was reported in Edo state yesterday. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Abdul Oroh, confirmed the outbreak yesterday in Benin. He said necessary steps of quarantine and decontamination have been instituted. While urging members of the public not to panic, he said the state government is already taking necessary steps to curtail the spread to other farms. He, however, advised members of the public not to buy any dead/sick bird. The commissioner also advised farmers to watch out for any high mortality in their farms and promptly report such to Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Benin City. According to the state Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Collins Aibaogun, a total of 420 birds were confirmed dead in a poultry farm in Benin. When the result of samples sent to the National Veterinary Institute yesterday returned, the results confirmed the existence of the virus in Benin. 


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Collection of PVCs to End February 8

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¨The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) which is going on in all the electoral wards in Nigeria will end on February 8, about one week before the start of the 2015 general election.
The presidential, senatorial and House of Representatives elections would hold simultaneously throughout the country on February 14 while the governorship and state House of Assembly election would hold on February 28.
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC for Cross River State, Dr. Okey Ezeani, made the disclosure on Thursday while interacting with members of the Inter Agency Advisory Committee on Voter Education (SICVEP).
Ezeani said with the introduction of the PVC for the conduct of the 2015 general elections, Nigeria would own the elections and determine its outcomes.
Ezeani said the 2015 election would be free and fair and devoid of violence as the INEC intends to conduct very peaceful election.
Ezeani said: “People must be counselled on this. Lots of measures are in place, including use of PVC to empower the electorate to cast their votes on election day. Accreditation now goes with the card reader.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies aged 90


Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has passed away, aged 90. The monarch died late last night January 22nd (Nigerian time) in his home. His death was announced in a statement broadcast on Saudi state TV.
"His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and all members of the family and the nation mourn the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away at exactly 1am this morning (Friday - Saudi time)," the statement said.
Abdullah became king in 2005 after the death of his half-brother King Fahd. The late king's brother, Salman, 79, has been announced as the new ruler of the kingdom.
by linda ikeji

Youths attack President’s campaign team in Bauchi

President Goodluck Jonathan
Angry youths in Bauchi on Thursday twice pelted President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign team with stones and water sachets.
The broom-wielding youths first blocked the motorcade of the President on Nasarawa Street as it made its   way to the palace of the Emir of Bauchi, where Jonathan and his team were going to pay homage.
It took the combined efforts of soldiers and riot policemen to disperse the youths, who were chanting anti-Peoples Democratic Party slogans and extolling the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)
Along the popular Ran Road, some of the youths, who were singing “Sai Buhari” disrupted business activities.
In the President’s motorcade were Vice President Namadi Sambo; Governor Isa Yuguda;   the PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu; and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed.
Also on the convoy were Governors Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe) and Godswill Akpabio (Akwa-Ibom)   as well as the Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation,   Ahmadu Ali.
Jonathan and his team however made their way to the Ibrahim Babangida Square venue of the campaign rally where they were again embarrassed by another set of broom-wielding youths.

Jonathan’s security adviser, Dasuki, wants polls postponed

National Security Adviser,  Col. Sambo Dasuki
The National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki(retd.), has canvassed the postponement of next month’s elections to give the Independent National Electoral Commission time to distribute over 30 million outstanding Permanent Voter Cards to registered voters.
Dasuki, according to Reuters, said he had told the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega,   that a postponement within the three months allowed by the law, would be a good idea.
But his advice was rejected by the electoral umpire and the opposition All Progressives Congress.
Before he spoke at the Chatham House, a London think-tank, groups like the Christian Association of Nigeria, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, the Federation of Middle Belt People and the   Ohanaeze Ndigbo   had also advised that the elections should be shifted.
Dasuki told participants at a talk in London, that INEC which had distributed over 30 million cards late last   year, had assured him that the outstanding PVCs would be given out   before February 14, the first day of the elections.
He however stated that he believed it would make more sense to shift the elections since the law provided   a 90-day window during which elections could legally take place.
“It costs you nothing, it’s still within the law,” Dasuki said, adding however that   it was for INEC and not for him, to decide.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Buhari should withdraw from the election and report to the nearest police station- FFK

People ask why we bother with politics is there anything funnier than it now? Lol. Spokesperson of the PDP Presidential campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode has called on the APC Presidential candidate, Gen Buhari to withdraw from the presidential race following the controversy surrounding the latter's academic qualification. He made this call yesterday while addressing newsmen in Abuja
"Information reaching us now has shown that the Presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed today (yesterday) in Kano at a press conference that the affidavit he swore to in which he claimed that his credentials were in the custody of the military was not true after all. The implication of the action of this so-called “Mr Clean” is nothing but perjury and we all know that this is a grave criminal offense under our laws and constitution

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

7 Tools to Help Startups Dominate in Large Markets and Compete with the Giants

7 Ways to Grow Your Startup in a Crowded Market
These are some of the key lessons I’ve learned that have helped my company grow to where we are today:

1. Know who you are and keep it simple.
It doesn’t matter if you are the CEO of an established company or the founder of a new startup, you always have to know your core value. It may take a long time to figure out where you fit in the industry ecosystem and that’s okay. If you stay true to your value, everything else will fall into place.

You can refine your image by focusing on your strengths, and doing one thing really well. For adMarketplace, we focus on data to drive performance for our advertisers, and we don’t ever want to stray from this mission. A lot of internet advertising companies try to do too much. They dabble in display, social, native, and search. This is unsustainable.

In theory, it’s great to be a one-stop shop for all things digital, but a jack of all trades is a master of none. Some of the biggest companies in the world start to show weakness when they spread themselves too thin. Word of advice: Specialize in one thing that scales.

2. Build your own technology.
Proprietary technology is a necessary ingredient for success in many industries. Build it yourself, in-house and own it. It’s always better to invest in yourself and own your products than to lease it from somewhere else.

Nigerian Army Says Its Documentation Does Not Have Buhari's WASC Certificate

The Nigerian Army said in Abuja that its documentation shows that General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961, but that it lacks the credential in his personal file. Buhari, the army said, was recorded as having credits in the relevant subjects: English Language, Geography, History, Health Science, Hausa and a pass in English Literature. A spokesman however said the army does not have in Buhari’s personal file the original copy, Certified True Copy (CTC) or statement of result of his WASC result.

Buhari's Certificate Matter (video)