Saturday, 31 August 2013

54 Innocent souls slaughtered in Borno by Boko Haram sect

Despite the relentless efforts of the JTF team to checkmate Boko Haram's activities in Nigeria, report gathers that atleast 54 people including 24 vigilante youths (Civilian JTF), 14 Shuwa Arab herdsmen and 16 civilians were killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in three different Local Government Areas of Monguno, Damboa and Nganzai in Borno state.

 Boko Haram's trigger-happy men killed 14 nomadic herders in an attack on a village in the north eastern state of Borno, local government representative Alhaji Garba Ali told reporters. At least 24 members of a vigilante group were killed in a separate attack in a forest in the same state, said another local official who asked not to be named. The attackers were wearing military uniforms and the vigilantes followed them into the forest, believing them to be government soldiers, the official said. "They took them to the middle of the forest before descending on them," he said. "About 24 bodies have been discovered, while 34 other persons are still missing." The military has encouraged the formation of vigilante groups to help it track down Boko Haram members as it pursues an offensive in the northeast aiming to end the Islamist extremists' four-year insurgency. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the north east in May and the military immediately launched a major offensive in the region aiming to end Boko Haram's insurgency. Boko Haram's insurgency has left more than 3,600 dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces, who have been accused of major abuses.

Despite all these incessant killings by Boko Haram, many Nigerians are still hopeful that these killings will come to an end one day. Pray for the peace of Nigeria, who knows? God can use your little prayer to turn things around in Nigeria.

Hoodbilli [@Hoodbilli] - Kilo Foshi ft SinZu

We always bring you the best and the latest.

Its Hoodbilli [@Hoodbilli] NEA nominee and Unsigned hype, Hoodbilli releases his first mixtape project titled #BELLIEVE . This project covers all genres from Afrobeat to Hiphop, Its a 17 track album featuring Sinzu (Sauce kid), Skales & Rotimi etc... This guy has a burning passion for music. Its a star to watch, and to listen to.
Hoodbilli is currently working on some music videos and singles. BELLIEVE is also available on spotify & shazam. Download Here

Decide Who Will Be Microsoft’s Next CEO By Casting Your Vote

On Monday, 26 August 2013, we posted on the topic thats says "Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announces his retirement" Its time to find a good replacement for Mr Ballmer, and this time you decide who succeed Ballmer.

Love him or hate him, Steve Ballmer leaves particularly big boots to fill when he steps down as Microsoft CEO in 2014. After joining the company in 1980 as Microsoft’s first business manager, Ballmer steadily rose to become the top dog in January 2000 following founder Gates’ decision to step down. Since stepping in as CEO, Ballmer has run a relatively steady ship overseeing the launch of Xbox, Windows vista, Bing, Windows Phone, Windows 7, Surface and the much criticized Windows 8. Although shareholder criticism has never been too far away with Microsoft stock prices having never reached the $58 high they were at shortly before Ballmer became CEO.

The decline in the PC market hasn't helped his cause, but many considered Microsoft too slow in coming to the mobile market and have subsequently fallen behind the likes of Apple and Samsung who are currently dominating the sector. So with Ballmer’s days as CEO numbered, we wanted to get your opinion on who will be Microsoft’s next CEO? We've included some of top candidates according to UK betting agency Ladbrokes. If we've missed someone you feel is more likely to be named CEO, please include them in the comments. Otherwise Click on this link and cast your vote below the post.  Culled from TechBeat.com

Lagosians Make Money Selling Sperm For N50,000

Virtually everything is marketable in Lagos. I don't know a single thing that can't be sold in Lagos

 While it is generally agreed that it takes two to have a baby and every couple is expected to be in optimum health to have babies, medical experts claim men are having more fertility challenge now. Sperm concentration in men is said to have decreased by a third since 1990s while sperm count is said to have decreased by half over the past 50 years. Studies are also showing genetic abnormalities in sperm particularly in older men. For men therefore, quantity, quality and motility of spermatozoa are seen as important factors in fertility.

Since the male factor is a prominent cause of infertility in couples, sperm donation has become vital in assisted conception treatment. A study by the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction stated that "a male factor is solely responsible in about 20 per cent of infertile couples and contributory in another 30 to 40 per cent." According to experts, even when sperm numbers are great, a high proportion of men may have DNA damage that significantly impairs the chances of natural conception. Besides, male sperm deteriorates with age the same way it does for women.

Studies have also shown that if a man has poor health, smokes, drinks too much or has a bad diet, it's very likely his sperms are also going to be unhealthy. Indeed, investigation by Saturday PUNCH showed that sperm has become a commodity in high demand in Lagos. The Chief Consultant and Head, Obstetrician and Fertility Department, Eko Hospitals, Dr. Adegbite Ogunmokun, said fertility problem, based on recent experience, had tilted more towards the male factor.
He said, "If 10 couples come in, there will be problem with the male in six of them, using our parameter of 20 million sperm per millimetre. But 10 to 15 years ago, maybe about four out of 10 men would have problem." Our correspondents, who visited some fertility centres in Lagos, learnt that more men are having low sperm count, thus necessitating the need for more volunteer donors. But because donors are scare, fertility clinics offer as much as N50,000 to men who are interested in selling their sperm. They also pay more when sellers have special features that the beneficiaries are looking for. Like blood sellers, investigations show that many people in Lagos, especially students, now sell their sperms anytime they need money. A student of the University of Lagos, who identified himself as John, said he had sold sperm to a few fertility centres in Lagos. John said he had been funding his education for the past two years with what he earned from selling his sperm. John said he was introduced to the programme by a friend and that he had in turn brought in two other friends to 'business'. "I've sold to a number of fertility centres.

The money has really helped me to stay in school. It takes care of my tuition and some other personal needs," John said, with a measure of satisfaction. "It's cool money, really and I'm also doing a service to mankind by helping out some people in need. Even friends that I introduced to it have not turned back since then." An employee in a Lagos fertility clinic, who identified himself as Olufunsho, told Saturday PUNCH that some women would pay any amount to get a sperm seller with the features they want. He said, "We pay N50,000 here but there are times when women come in and request that, at all cost, they must get a tall man. The person can earn more when they make such requests,especially if we don't have any that fits the profile in our bank. "There was a time a woman came and requested that we get a tall man for her at all cost. I showed her the samples we had, but she did not like the profile. She said she was not satisfied with the heights. And we were unable to get what she wanted from the sellers that came at the time. "The sellers that came then were either AS, or positive with hepatitis B or had low sperm count. We had up to twelve sellers that came and we were unable to get anybody. In such cases, we could offer a lot more when we find the right person.

Sometimes, such people are also in a position to negotiate for what they want." However, subsequent drops attract lesser amounts of money for the same seller. To sell sperm, the person, according to Olufunsho, must stay off sex for five days. He undergoes some tests to confirm that he is not HIV positive and that he also has healthy sperm among others.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Apostle Anselm Madubuko's Traditional wedding with Kenyan gospel music Icon, Emmy Kosgei

Recently, on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, I posted on the topic "Apostle Anselm Madubuko is getting married to a 33 year Kenyan gospel singer" it became a reality yesterday Thursday, 29 August 2013 in the Koibatek district of Kenya where the bride, Emmy Kosgei hails from. The two were join together in a traditional wedding. Apostle Anselm Madubuko of Revival Assembly Church who lost his first wife, Connie Madubuko, on Friday July 6th 2012. 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

JaySo The Rap Icon

The Rapper JaySo is coming out hot with his self-titled solo album. “WooWooWoo”
This album has gone viral already on most social networks. 
. At first glance you may be tempted to think it is another gimmick. The social networks are infamous for that. But shortly after Jayso tweeted “#Woowoowoo”, it was followed by numerous memes of the topic and the fans joined in to create memes simulating the sound of the word “Woowoowoo”. Later, Jayso announced the word as the title of a freestyle he was going to release, soon.
Now for those of you who have watched ‘Martin’ (Sitcom), WooWooWoo is definitely not a strange term. The lead actor in this sitcom (Martin Lawrence) made the “WooWooWoo” sound his ‘unique’ way of expressing intense excitement. Jayso obviously took this sound and made it the title of this song and I must say, what a great hip-hop record. The end of the chorus goes;
“So if you feel this rap, just do like Martin and go WooWooWoo”
 Listen to this song, or download it on you mobile and let me know what you think. Download/Play here 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Download 'Your Desire'~SammyLee Ft. Iyanya

Here is another one for the street.
SammyLee is one stuning music artiste that has gone far and wide. He has this latest hit for all misic lovers "Your Desire" Featuring rave artiste Inyanya. Click here to play the song 'Your Desire'

Sina Rambo latest Music~Modupe Olorun [Thank You Lord]


Sina Rambo - Thank You Lord (Modupe Olorun)

Happy Birthday Sina Rambo! On his birthday, the HKN rapper releases his new mixtape single titled "Thank You Lord (Modupe Olorun)". Sina Rambo the prolific rapper keep soaring higher in  the music industry. Click here to play "Thank you Lord" Produced by Maleek Berry. Co-Produced by Shizzi

500 Syrian Scud missiles is reported to be targeting Israel

A mid the ongoing unrest in Syria that has claimed hundreds of lives, Syrian hatred for Israel seems to be unending.
Lebanese website reported that Syrian Army Award 500 Scud missiles and directed them toward Israel.

 According to the report, which received validation from anyone, Russian-made missiles have warheads weighing half a ton “Syria deployed 500 Scud missiles and guided them towards Israel” – The site reports that the Lebanese Allachbrih lubnaniyya. According to the site, during the last days of Syrian forces deployed Russian-made ballistic missiles, which have warheads weighing half a ton. According to the report, there is a large military alert in the border area of Israel, for fear of Syrian President Bashar Assad, fighting for survival against the rebels will use this weapon. Was not even an official report on the report.

Source: JewsNews.com

In Commemoration of Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech day

                                          Martin Luther King Jr.
As Americans and the rest of the world commemorate the day Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech, 'I have a dream' I feel its important to post this Iconic speech that has impacted my life and the lives of many people around the world.
We all know the history behind Martin Luther's speech. The question is, are the blacks in America judged by the content of their character? Or by the color of their skin? When a question like this is asked, a lot of black folks will always refer to the case between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin for answer, saying that the verdict was based on racism.  


 On 28 August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his magnificent "I have a dream speech" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Below is the full text of his speech.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity.

But 100 years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free.
One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize an appalling condition. In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a cheque. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

" It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of colour are concerned. Instead of honouring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad cheque which has come back marked "insufficient funds."

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.So we've come to cash this cheque - a cheque that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

The dream
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed - we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character."

I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning: "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring." And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California. But not only that. Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi, from every mountainside, let freedom ring! And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Devil possesed Cultists Attack 7 Churches, Shoot Worshippers, Set Priests’ Residence Ablaze In Anambra

I thought it was only Boko Haram sect that usually attack and burn churches. In this endtime, it appears the devil is working overtime, recruiting new stooges to carry out his little dirty works.

Hell was let loose in the early hours yesterday at Oba-Ofemmili community in Awka-North Local Government Area of Anambra State, when some youths, suspected to be cultists attacked Christians in their worship places, shot and inflicted machete wounds on over 50 of them.

 The attackers also went on rampage, looting and burning churches in the community. Some of the churches burnt include Assemblies of God Church, Grace of God Church, Deeper Life Bible Church, Winners Church, Christ Holy Church, St. Paul's Catholic Church and another Pentecostal church. The assailants, according to the victims, attacked the worshipers with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically and wounding several people. They were said to have invaded no fewer than seven churches, burning and destroying everything within their reach.
A two-year old baby was among the victims.
It was gathered that trouble started in the community over disagreement between the Christians and the idol worshipers on the cultural night masquerade, a local fetish cult opposed by Christians in the area. A victim of the incident, who gave his name as Mr Sunday Aliuba, said they were in the church when the miscreants stormed their church, armed with guns and machetes. He said they swooped on the congregation and inflicted machete wounds on them, causing stampede as people struggled to escape from the church. Hear him: "How it happened was that Oba-Ofemili and the Christians had an agreement that the night masquerades will not start by 9 pm, and we were having our programes according to the rules. But on Monday night, I was at the crusade when we heard that the pagans will burn down all the churches. Around 11 pm, they started shooting sporadically into the air, causing everybody to shiver.
 Around 1.00 am on Tuesday, they stormed the church, and razed down the parish priest's house and pursued everybody in the church. We hid under the staircase and under the pews. "In self-defense, we pounced on some of them. As it got hotter, my colleagues ran away. I also ran but they pursued me and shot me in the legs, shattering my ankles and bones. They also inflicted machete wounds on me. The blood that came out of my body can fill two buckets. It is only God that is sustaining my life till now." When contacted, the priest of St. Paul's Anglican Church, whose parish church was razed, Rev. Pat. Odinanwa, said series of efforts made to ensure peace in the community between the church and the community failed.He said the pagans nursed pathological hatred for Christians in the community. According to him, there were agreements reached between the church and the community, but the pagans sought all avenues to stop Christians from worshiping God in the community. According to him, over 50 persons sustained gunshot and machete wounds, while seven churches were burnt by the irate youths. He said Christians in the area had been living in fear, as the youths threatened further attack today.


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Samsung Galaxy Mega-6.3

I love good phones, but i don't fall for all good looking phones. Now I'm not in anyway saying you should go for it if you love it. Its a good phone, and huge as well.
Huge. Ginormous. Brobdingnagian. Humongous. Whatever adjective you want to use to describe the new Samsung Mega, you probably won’t be far off from reality. If my life depended on it, I still wouldn't be able to convince myself to go for the new Samsung phone, the Samsung Mega. To be honest, I didn't know about the phone till I chanced upon it at the mall a couple of weeks ago. It was so big that I just had to do a double take.
It has not been released in some parts of the world, but the Samsung Mega is already making waves in the US. At some point, Sprint and U.S. Cellular will also be offering the unit. If you've got hands the size of Hulk’s, then this phone might just be perfect for you. Aside from the size, though, there is another factor that makes the Samsung Mega interesting: the price. For AT&T at least, the price is a reasonable$149.99 – with the usual 2-year contract, naturally. There even is an installment option, which makes it $24 per month. Not bad at all, yeah? Of course, we have to look at the specs – after all, size isn't everything. Here’s what the Samsung Mega has to offer:
*.HD Super Clear display
*.resolution of 1,280×720 pixels
*.Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
*.dual-core 1.7GHz processor
*.1.5GB of RAM
*.16GB of internal storage
*.expandable to 64GB with an external microSD card
*.8-megapixel camera. Culled from TechBeat.com

Google is Producing it’s own Self-Driven Car

In some years back, Google one of the worlds leading search engine was just a site where you can search words, things, answers and etc. Now Google is far expanding, growing bigger than our wildest imaginations. It has been reported that Google is trying to design and produce a car that can drive itself. They have apparently been discussing building a vehicle to its own specifications with contract manufacturers. This news comes as Mountain View have still been unable to find a company that will incorporate its self-drive technology in a car.

 As well as producing self-driven cars, Google have also had the bright idea of providing a robo-taxi service, where autonomous cars would drive around, collecting passengers on request. So far it is not clear whether this would be run through Google or another company. The service would still require a human to be behind the wheel just in case the car needed starting in an emergency, but Google are still keen to look for ways to bring the auto-taxi service into the mainstream. Google have apparently been in talks with the auto parts maker Continental AG about the possibilities of producing a car but it has still not ruled out the option of finding a major car producer to partner with, in bringing the self-drive technology to the market. For now Google is keeping its options open. It could be that Google isn't the one who actually brings autonomous vehicles to the market, but at least by continuing discussions, it keeps the possibility at the forefront of car manufacturers minds. The Frankfurt Motor Show is due early in September, so keep an eye out just in case Google do make any announcements.

Source: TechRadar.com

Latest Brain Scanning Technique Can Read Minds

Wow! Is anyone thinking what I'm thinking?
So, with this latest tech, we can actually read minds of people and know what their thoughts are. I bet with this technique, we'll not be needing much evidence in a law court, as this can easily detect a criminal mind. It probably can tell who is cheating on who, in any relationship. Read on to learn more.
Scientists have discovered a new brain scanning technique which can bring the old mind-reading party trick closer to reality. With the help of a high resolution MRI and a mathematical model, Dutch researchers were able to convert brain activity into an actual image. The Radboud University’s team tested the technology on several subjects which had been shown various letters. The scanning technique helped researchers reconstruct an image of the brain in the process of recognizing the letters.

Scientists used a functional MRI(magnetic resonance imaging machine) to identify the parts of the brain that are active when someone is looking at a letter. The fMRI practically detects brain activity by identifying what parts of the brain have more blood flowing to them, a sign that that particular area is responding to stimuli. Basically the fMRI scanned the occipital lobe of subjects who were shown the letters B, R, A, I, N and S. The scan created a speckled image that was then interpreted and translated into an image of the letters, with the help of a specifically designed computational model. More specifically, the model was provided with previous knowledge of what the letters looked like and was therefore able to translate what seemed like a random fuzzy image as created by the MRI scan into a clear letter pattern.

This brain scanning technique may seem like just another trick, but Radboud scientists insist that the research is actually aimed at finding ways to model what our brains are experiencing, not just at reading our mind. The models obtained could be applied to subjective experiences such as dreams or even to working memories, researchers said. The next step in the experiment is of course using a more powerful magnetic resonance imaging machine. The fMRI used in the research was able to scan at a resolution of 1,200 voxels but the team hopes to increase that to 15,000 voxels. And instead of letters, scientists will attempt to reconstruct images of faces shown to the subjects. Even though it has a long way to go until developing into full mind reading capabilities, this brain scanning technology is nonetheless exciting. And scary at the same time.


Source: TechBeat.com

Facebook to Give Internet to 5 Billion People

Facebook  vision keeps growing wider.
Mark Zuckerberg has a dream. And if we've learned anything from the ‘Social Network’ is that what the Facebook founder wants, the Facebook founder gets. This time, Zuckerberg wants to give Internet to 5 billion people. Just imagine how many new Facebook users that means. Joking aside, and trying to ignore the profit such an enterprise could bring, Facebook has actually teamed up with several tech giants to set up Internet.org, an organization whose main target is to bring the WWW to those parts of the world that still don’t have access to it. Other founding members include Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung, among others.

 The organization names three major lines of action to reach their goals of offering widespread Internet access as a means to boost social, economic and political development and contribute to humankind progress, according to a UN Human Rights Council quote posted on the Internet.org website. The first step is to make Internet access more affordable, possibly by using high quality, yet lower cost smartphones. The second step is to use data in a more efficient manner; more specifically, to reduce the amount of data most Internet applications require, and one way to achieve this is by improving the infrastructure. And the third step would be to bring in businesses that would support the project by offering them incentives. One can’t ignore that this is quite an ambitious plan, even if it is far from being an altruistic one. All the companies involved, Facebook included, would benefit from bringing Internet to 5 billion people. According to the group, only a little over one third of the world’s population, 2.7 billion people have Internet access at the moment. In an interview with CNN, Zuckerberg insisted that connectivity is a human right and would offer people access to things such as healthcare and information about their country’s state of affairs, ultimately helping them decide what sort of government they want. Which is truly admirable, but it will take a lot of time until the plan can become reality, according to analysts. One of the major issues that the Internet.org initiative will have to overcome is the lack of a constant electricity supply in most developing countries that the program is targeting. Other problems include the lack of proper infrastructure, poverty and illiteracy. In other words, all those billions of new Facebook users won’t be able to share much and tag themselves in photos if they can’t read or only have enough electricity to check their feed only a couple of times per week. So overall, the Internet.org plan to bring Internet to 5 billion people is a good idea, but unlikely to happen any time soon.

Source: TechBeat.com

Syria crisis: Russia and China step up warning over strike


The age long crisis in Syria is indeed worrisome, as the situation grow worse by the day. The recent chemical attacks on civilians raised many eyebrows. Assad's regime is accused of using chemical weapons on civilians. Although president Assad has denied the allegation, the Obama administration in the other hand, harden its stance against Syria and stepped up plans for possible military action, dismissing as too late the regime's offer to let United Nations officials to inspect the area where the U.S believes Damascus used chemical weapons last week. U.S force is reported to be ready to move into action, anytime president Obama orders them to move. Assad seems not to care about this, saying " failure awaits United States if it attacks Syria."

Russia and China have stepped up their warnings against military intervention in Syria, with Moscow saying any such action would have "catastrophic consequences" for the region.
The US and its allies are considering launching strikes on Syria in response to deadly attacks last week. The US said there was "undeniable" proof of a chemical attack, on Monday. UN chemical weapons inspectors are due to start a second day of investigations in the suburbs of Damascus. The UN team came under sniper fire as they tried to visit an area west of the city on Monday. A spokesman for UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK is making contingency plans for military action in Syria. Mr Cameron has cut short his holiday and returned to London to deal with the Syrian crisis.

Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich has called on the international community to show"prudence" over the crisis and observe international law. "Attempts to bypass the Security Council, once again to create artificial groundless excuses for a military intervention in the region are fraught with new suffering in Syria and catastrophic consequences for other countries of the Middle East and North Africa," he said in a statement. Late on Monday, the US said it was postponing a meeting on Syria with Russian diplomats, citing "ongoing consultations" about alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. Hours later, Russia expressed regret about the decision. The two sides had been due to meet in The Hague on Wednesday to discuss setting up an international conference on finding a political solution to the crisis. The Russian deputy defence minister, Gennady Gatilov said working out the political parameters for a resolution on Syria would be especially useful, with the threat of force hanging over the country.


UN chemical weapons inspectors spent nearly three hours in the suburb of Muadhamiya in western Damascus on Monday.
                                         
 On Monday, Mr Cameron spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin who said there was no evidence yet that Syria had used chemical weapons against rebels, Mr Cameron's office said. The official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, said Western powers were rushing to conclusions about who may have used chemical weapons in Syria before UN inspectors had completed their investigation. UN visit Both the Syrian government and rebels have blamed each other for last Wednesday's attacks. Medical charity Medicines Sans Frontieres said three hospitals it supported in the Damascus area had treated about 3,600 patients with "neurotoxic symptoms", of whom 355 had died.

Unusual Jet Car built by a Nigerian


Mr. Kehinde Durojaiye Obasanjo who's dream is to be a renown aviator, built a locally made engine in a contraption that runs on road and sea.
 This is what I called talent. I wish the Nigerian government will give this poor man some support by sending him abraod for further training. This raw talent needs to be refined.
SaharaTV found him operating the contraption in Ikeja to attract minor donors who collected his Compact Disk in which he said he recorded its operation on water.
Mr. Obasanjo said he designed it to operate on three mediums: ground, water and air, but has only achieved two due to financial constraints. But for now, the invention can only run on ground and water.
He said he had contacted State Governments of Lagos and Ogun to find support, but he only got their promise since beginning of 2013.

Source: www.naij.com

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Update on Akwa Ibom Comedy Night

Uyo metropolis was thrown into a frenzy last Sunday as 25 comedian and musicians graced the night with their stunning talents. The show which was officially flagged off last Sunday, began by 4:00 pm, lasted till 11:pm, was anchored by comedian Camcoda.
                                                           Camcoda
Had many ribs cracked, many broken hearts were mended, and many crooked faces were straighten, as they couldn't help themselves, but laugh and laugh till all their horrible past was rolled away by laughter. If you were not in the show, you've missed a heck of a leisure. Stay clued to this blog for further updates on Camcoda shows. Photos of the event coming soon.
                                                          

Monday, 26 August 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announces his retirement

Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer has announced that he plans retire in the next twelve months, depending on when a replacement can be found.
The company publicly announced the news on Friday, which resulted in the company’s stock shooting up by nearly 9% in pre-market trading. Some people are wandering what the future holds for Microsoft. While some are more concern in the evaluation of his performance so far as Microsoft CEO.
In a statement Ballmer said, “There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time. We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”
Only one month ago Ballmer Ballmer led a massive reorganisation of the company in a bid to bring all the divisions under one unified vision. Microsoft has said that a special committee has been appointed to oversee the process of hunting for Ballmer’s replacement.

Chrome Browser Version 29 has Just been Released by Google

Google has just released version 29 of its Chrome browser for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome Frame.Chrome’s combined URL and search bar, now also bases its suggestions on how recent the websites you have visited.
An additional new feature of the desktop version is the ability to reset your browser settings with just a few clicks. As Google notes, this should come in practical when you “got overzealous with fun extensions,” for example. What is really neat about this feature though is that the reset will allow you to keep your bookmarks, themes and apps in place, but it will delete all of your extensions.
Along with this update, Google is also bringing in a number of new APIs to Chrome, many of which it has already introduced to the beta channel earlier this year.
WebRTC On Android
Besides all this however, the most important update in Chrome 29 is actually for Android. Google’s mobile browser now offers support for WebRTC, this is the increasingly popular format for plug-in-free video, audio chats and data transfer in the browser. With this, mobile WebRTC is now something developers will soon be able to take for granted, which will help the adoption of WebRTC in the short term. To assist users with this, Google is hosting its own WebRTC video chat app can be seen here

Source: TechBeat.com

Two Kenyan Men have signed an agreement to marry the same woman

Sylvester Mwendwa
A Kenyan widow woman is set to marry not one, but two husbands. This practice is called polyandry.
Both men involved, whose names are Sylvester Mwendwa and Elijah Kimani, are committed to marry this widow, and to raise children from their relationship.

You might be asking how did this happen? How did they start? Well, one of them was said to have come across the photo of the other man in the phone of the woman. This prompted him to undergo a research about the other man, to ascertain what was the relationship between this other man and his lover, but he was shocked to discover that they both have been having an affair with the same woman. The situation almost got out of hand, as the both men confronted each other. It was a tug of war. Then They finally decided have a written agreement on how to continue with the relationship that lasted for four years, which made me ask myself is it legal for a woman to marry two men in Kenya? That question was answered by a BBC correspondent in Kenya who said polyandry isn't legal in Kenya. Although polygamy very common in Kenya, but polyandry is very unusual. This two guys are about breaking a record, if not only in Kenya, but in the world. I also learnt that where this two men a from, polyandry is totally unacceptable. When Sylvester was asked why he wanted to continue with the relationship, and whether there were no other woman for him to marry, he said he loved her so much and that he has open a vegetable shop for her, and that she is very industrious and hard working.

This is enough to raise a thousand and one question right now in your mind, just as I'm asking myself right now. How are they going to cope? Will they have a timetable on who's day it is to sleep with the lady?
What about the children, whose name are they going to bear? and so on. I'd love to know what's your thought on this. Feel free to drop a comment.

Business Nuggets that will Inspire you to Success

Hello world!
 Here are some collections of business nuggets that will inspire your success. They're culled from worlds most successful business people.
 These nuggets focuses on Marketing.

 Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. ~Bill Gates.

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation. -Milan Kundera.

Web Marketing is about delivering useful content, at just the right precise moment a buyer needs it. -David Scott.

 Pop culture is not about depth. It's about marketing, supply and demand, consumerism. Trevor Dunn.

 In marketing you must choose between boredom, shouting and seduction. Which do you want? -Roy H. Williams.

 The aim of marketing is to know & understand the customer so well the product or service that fits him & sells itself. Cindy Broome.

 The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. ~Vincent Lombardi.

  "We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future." – Robin Sharma.

  The results of quality work last longer than the shock of high prices. ~Author Unknown

 As you begin work today, may you succeed. May your day yield bountiful blessing to grace your life. -Ubong Akpan.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Dillish Matthews From Namibia Wins Big Brother Africa The Chase 2013, Goes Home With $300,000


They'll always be a winner, no matter how good every chase-mate may appear to be.

                                                                Dillish: The poll
The grande finale of reality TV show Big Brother Africa just went down & it was down to five finalists Beverly, Melvin, Cleo, Elikem & Dilish. First to be evicted was Beverly followed by Melvin, then Elikem, leaving Cleo and Dillish as the final two standing! At the end of the day Cleo was evicted leaving Namibia’s Dilish as the housemate in the house the longest making her the winner of the 8th season of Big Brother Africa. Going home with the $300,000 prize!

Big Brother brought back the 23 Evicted Housemates to share in the excitement of the night and witness the crowning of The Chase winner & performances from former housemate Sulu, Ghana’s R2Bees, Nigeria’s Ice Prince & many more.

Constant mobile phone usage, a threat to brain cell – expert

Constant mobile phone usage, a threat to brain cell – expert Ososgbo

Hmm, this is a hard saying. The question is, how many mobile users will actually obey this?
 A Medical Practitioner with Federal Medical Centre, Ekiti, Dr. Kayode Oyebode, on Saturday said that constant use of mobile phones could damage the brain. Oyebode said this while fielding questions in Osogbo. He said that the heat generated by cell phone was capable of damaging brain cell. “The use of mobile phones excessively can cause brain cancer because the composition of the brain tissues is more prone to chemical changes if exposed to radiation. “Certainly, this radiation from mobile phones adversely affects our nervous system, especially memory. When making call, do not put your mobile closer to your ears,” he warned. He advised that after dialing, left ear should be used because using the right ear can affect the brain directly.
 Oyebode advised people to use ear piece, wireless headphone and other preventive measures while making or receiving calls. He also advised Nigerians to always stick to medical instructions as many tend to turn deaf ears to what they knew was harmful to them. Oyebode said many Nigerians indulged in making use of phones, especially motorists and pedestrians while driving, warning that the action was risky. He urged Nigerians to be agents of societal change by laying good examples for others. “Prevention is better than cure; it is better to do what is right so that others can learn from you than to cause harm to yourselves and others.”(NAN)~The Vanguard

Stubborn Swimmer Ended up in Crocodile's Jaw

Sydney - A 24-year-old man was snatched by a crocodile in front of at least 15 onlookers as he swam across a northern Australian river with a friend, police said on Sunday.
 Northern Territory police said the man was with a group celebrating a birthday at the Mary River Wilderness Retreat, about 110km from Darwin, on Saturday when he decided to plunge into the water. "They were watching him swim across," senior sergeant Geoff Bahnert told AFP of the group. "And they just saw a crocodile with him in its jaws." Police conducted a search for the man, but were unsuccessful. The search was continuing on Sunday, Bahnert said, adding that the largest crocodile at the site had been shot and killed as a precaution.
 Reports suggested the men had ignored warnings not to swim in the river because of the risk of a crocodile attack. "We tell people to stay away from the water, they obviously went against this (and) a man was taken," an employee of the resort, Erin Bayard, told News Corp Australia. "We say to everybody it's full of crocs. It's one of the most populated rivers in the Territory, every couple of kilometers there is a large croc." AFP.

Olamide swarmed by fans at Computer Village

Computer Village came to a stand till yesterday as the young super star Olamide came into the scene. He was swarmed by a mob of fans...Olamide literally shut down the busy business district as traders left their shops to catch a glimpse of him. When you get love on the street, you're a bonafide celeb. Unlike Wizkid, Olamide gat love for the street, as some say, "he's from the street" 

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Pastor E. A. and Mrs F. A. Adeboye. Missions trip visit to Seoul, South Korea

God really loves Nigeria. He has so blessed Nigeria with great Pastors who are in turn a blessing to many countries in the world.
Nigeria is blessed with great men of God like: Gbile Akanni, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, W. F. Kumuyi, Bishop Oyedepo, Pastor D. K. Olukoya, Barr. Emeka Nwankpa, Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai, Pastor Chris Oyakilome, Bishop Dr. Emah Isong, Papa Ayo, Rev. Ntia I. Ntia, Dr. Abel Damina, to mention but a few. These are great men of fame. I call them God's Generals. These men have so impacted the world for Christ.

Here is Pastor E. A. and Mrs F. A. Adeboye. Missions trip visit to Seoul, South Korea. Below Rev Dr David Yonggi Cho asked for Daddy GO to pray for him. The one who sowed a seed in the first visit of Pastor E A Adeboye to Seoul in 1985 is now reaping the rewards. In prayer.


Yonggi Cho's humility and obedience to God's word, brought God's tremendous blessings to his life and to the people of Korea.

Minister of the FCT fell into fraudsters' net, swindled of N3 Million

Fraudsters are wearing new faces everyday. They are employing new strategy, new formation, if you may, to swindle millions from people everyday. Here on this blog, we'll soon write on the different faces of fraudsters.
 
Senator Bala Muhammad


 This is their latest move. North Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Muhammad, has fallen victim to a man, who specializes in cloning phone numbers and using same to commit large scale fraud in the process. The Minister, according to security information, fell into the trap set for him by one Ibrahim Sabo Takat, who lives in Wuye District of the FCT, who used his phone number and gave instructions, as if the Minister was the one doing so. In particular, Takat succeeded in ordering the Chief of Staff to the Minister to pay the sum of N3 million into his own account domiciled with Diamond Bank with number 0011141544, posing as if the Minister was the one giving the order. Unknown to the Chief of Staff, he quickly arranged and paid the amount into Takat’s account on Thursday, August 8, 2013 without suspecting any foul play. Shortly after the amount hit the account, Takat promptly withdrew it and disappeared into thin air. But he ran out of luck shortly after when the Minister smelt a rat and reported the huge swindle to the security agencies, when he discovered that he did not issue any instruction to this Chief of Staff to pay the N3 million into the fraudster’s account. The FCT Director of Security confirmed the arrest of Takat yesterday to journalists in Abuja and said that he would be charged after concluding investigations into the fraudulent act. Takat was paraded by Ibrahim Halilu, on behalf of the DSS Director FCT Command, who also asked members of the public to be careful with the way the handle their phones and who they give their numbers to. The Vanguard.

Malawean coach to report Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi to FIFA for racial comment

Saintfiet the coach of Malawi said U.J. Esuene's stadium is unsafe for the match between Malawi and Nigeria earlier scheduled, to be played. I'm sure that guy must have heard of the brutality of Islamist group known as Boko Haram. But, he's ignorant of the fact that Boko Haram's insurgency has never been heard in Calabar before.


 Malawean coach Tom Saintfiet is to report Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi to FIFA, after the Nigerian coach reportedly called him "a whitedude who should go back to Belgium."

 Both coaches have been arguing since Malawi asked FIFA to move next month's crucial World Cup qualifier from Calabar for safety reasons. Saintfiet told BBC Sport, "It is unacceptable thatany person says these words - it is clear racism. "It is 100% sure that my lawyers will lodge a complaint with FIFA." The row erupted earlier this month when the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) wrote to FIFA, seeking a new venue for their 7 September, 2013 Group F qualifier away to theSuper Eagles - a match which Malawi, who trailNigeria by two points, must win to progress tothe play-offs. Belgian Saintfiet told local media at the time that he was concerned about security becausehe claims "the UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office says it is a no-travel area." Keshi hit back shortly afterwards, saying "this is where we play our games and other countries are fine with that." And the Nigerian Football Federation complied with FIFA's request for a written guarantee that the game would go ahead safely. Keshi has now followed that up with comments on UK-based African TV show, Vox Africa's Sports360, saying: "I think the coach of Malawi is crazy. "If he wants to talk to FIFA, he should go back to Belgium. He is not an African person, he is a white dude, he should go back to Belgium."
"I have never used any words like these to any coach. He has no right, who is he? "All other countries play in Calabar. Calabar is one of the safest places in Nigeria… He is mad. I wish I could say it to his face." Saintfiet, who married a Zimbabwean earlier this year, told BBC Sport he is "shocked" by Keshi's comments and he believes the former Nigeria captain's words could also lead to trouble at the qualifier. "These words create hate and aggression, andcreates a risk ahead of the match in Calabar," Saintfiet added. "These comments are unacceptable and I am very sad about them. I will not say any bad words about Mr Keshi, nor Nigeria - I only spoke about moving the game. "If FIFA takes racism seriously, then you have to take it seriously in both directions. If a European said something of this nature about an African, you would have a huge problem. "I am against racism in all directions." Saintfiet believes Keshi "is angry because of the request to change the venue," but the Belgian stands by his feeling that Calabar is unsafe. "If FIFA says it's ok (for the match to be played in Calabar) because Nigeria will provide anti-bomb squads, then surely this is a problem at the beginning. If you need anti-bomb squads, you cannot consider the area safe. It is designated a non-travel area, high-risk area. We are not insulting anyone." Culled from Naij.com

Pay Per Gaze

When it comes to online advertisement , I'm pretty sure that you are familiar with phrases like: Pay per click, pay per referral, e-mail pays you, pay to read e-mail, pay to send e-mail, pay per survey and etc. I bet you've not heard of pay per gaze, yes. Because its the newest way of paying, and earning money online through advertisement. Google has graciously made this available.

Glass pay per gaze
Google has filed and been granted a new set of patents which includes a proposal to use eye-tracking technology to create “pay-per-gaze” advertising.  The patent information shows a Google Glass-like device that registers when individuals look at an advert before charging the relevant company.  The technology, seen by The Verge via Phys.org,  could also detect individuals’ “inferred emotional state information” by measuring pupil dilation.

The original patent was actually filed back in 2011, but was only granted to the company last week.  “Under a pay per gaze advertising scheme advertisers are charged based upon whether a user actually viewed their advertisement…Pay per gaze advertising need not be limited to on-line advertisements, but rather can be extended to conventional advertisements and media including billboards, magazines, newspapers, and other forms of conventional print media.” reads the patent. Online advertising already works in a very similar fashion, companies are charged using a pay-per-click or cost-per click system.
Digital technology has radically increased the range of analytical services available to brands, as this aims to make advertisements as efficient and cost-effective as possible.  This particular patent outlines a system of “billing thresholds or scaling billing fees dependent upon whether the user looked directly at a given advertisement item, viewed the given advertisement item for one or more specified durations, and/or the inferred emotional state of the user while viewing a particular advertisement…Furthermore, the inferred emotional state information can be provided to an advertiser (maybe for a premium) so that the advertiser can gauge the success of their advertising campaign.”
The patent filed by Google also pre-empts any potential objections to the technology based on privacy issue concerns: “To protect individual privacy, personal identifying data may be removed from the data and provided to the advertisers as anonymous analytics…In one embodiment, users may be given opt-in or opt-out privileges to control the type of data being gathered, when the data is being gathered, or how the gathered data may be used or with whom it may be shared.”   As well as the “pay-per-gaze” system, the patent filing also detailed “latent pre-searches”: visual searching using Google Glass-style technology that activates when an object enters “the user’s peripheral view and without affirmative requests on a per search basis by the user”. This would be a passive system that is continually scanning the user’s environment, ready to pre-empt any Google searches and quickly serve up the info.
Google are not the only company exploring this avenue,. recently in May this year, a patent application from Microsoft detailed a system for the Xbox console that rewarded individuals for watching advertisements to “encourage a user to watch one or more particular items of video content”.

Source: TechBeat.com

Friday, 23 August 2013

Vivo X3T is Worlds thinnest smartphone.

This, indeed is the worlds thinnest phone. Bellow are the specs:  
Worlds Thinnest Smartphone: Vivo X3T
The specifications for this marvellous piece of kit are as follows:  5-inch FHD at 1080 x 1920 Resolution, MediaTek 1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP Camera, 5MP FFC (Front Facing Camera), 143.27mm x 71.03mm x 5.75mm, weighing only 150 grams and running Android Jelly Bean 4.2
The war continues to drag on for who can build the slimmest smartphone, but at only 5.75mm, the BBK Vivo X3T is the hands down, winner for now.  Only the other day at 6.18mm, Huawei’s Ascend P6, was the thinnest ruling smartphone on the market. The next in line was the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra which comes in at 6.5mm.  We need to just remember though, with thinness, comes less room, coupled with that comes a smaller battery, which means, obviously, shorter battery cycles and increased recharges. There is no battery size specified, as yet on the BBK Vivo X3T, but Huawei’s Ascend P6 has only a 2000mAh battery, so we should be expecting that or even smaller in the Vivo X3T.
Worlds Thinnest Smartphone: Vivo X3T
The amount of stories I have heard regarding a screen being broken, due to a person’s smartphone (Galaxy S3 comes to mind) being left in a pocket is unreal.  However, it doesn’t help the situation when manufacturers and developers make the devices even thinner, does it? I would be happy with a slightly bigger phone with a  larger battery to give increased battery life, not to mention a sturdier handset!  Small and think is great, but at what cost?
[Images via samsungclone & android.caotic]


Soccer Transfer Updates

Liverpool told to up bid for Derby’s Hughes

Derby County manager Nigel Clough has told Liverpool that they will need to pay more than £6m if they want to sign midfielder Will Hughes, the Metro understands. Clough has also confirmed that the East Midlands club have so far received no offers for the England under 21 star, who he believes is worth far more than the figure previously quoted. It is thought that a fee closer to £10m will be enough to land the 18-year-old, who last week collected his A-Level results, though Clough has stated that they have not placed a specific valuation on the player.



  United closing in on Ronaldo return

Manchester United are in advanced talks with Real Madrid regarding a potential deal that could see Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford, the Daily Star understands. The two clubs have spent the best part of the last two weeks negotiation a package worth £80m, with the Premier League champions confident of getting the deal over the line. David Moyes increased his efforts to bring the Portuguese international back to Manchester amid Real’s determination to take Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu. The new United manager has so far failed to bring in any of his big name transfertargets,and is keen to secure a marquee signing before the transfer window closes. Ronaldo has made no secret of his wish to one day return to the club where he won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two league cups, the Champions League and the FIFA World Club Cup. Chelsea to wait before making third Rooney bid Chelsea will make a third bid for Wayne Rooney, but not until after their game at Old Trafford on Monday evening, according to the Mail Online. The Premier League champions have so far rejected two bids, the latest of which in the region of £25m, for the England international, with manager David Moyes insistent that he is not willing to sell. However, the 27 year old cut a lonely figure after setting up his sides third and fourth goals in the 4-1 opening day victory at Swansea City, adding to suggestions that he is unhappy at the club. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to sign Rooney, though he has stated that there is a contingency plan in place should United refuse to do business. No other names have been discussed by Mourinho, though Samuel Eto’o has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, where he would reunite with the manager who he played under to great success at Inter Milan.

 Rodgers dismisses Skrtel transfer talk

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told Sky Sports News that there is no truth in reports that the club have turned down a bid from Napoli for defender Martin Skrtel. Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has been linked with a move for the defender, who he took to Anfield in 2008 having already been reunited with goalkeeper Pepe Reina. The Slovakia defender has been linked with a move away from Anfield all summer, though the club now appear to be reluctant to let him go. The Reds have brought in defenders Kolo Toure and Aly Cissokho in this transfer window following the retirement of Jamie Carragher, while Daniel Agger has this week quashed any fears that he could be set to move on after declaring his love for club. However, with Rodgers also confirming that center back Sebastian Coates is set to miss the majority of the season after picking up a crucial injury whilst on international duty, they remain short of defensive options.

Source: Soccernews.com

Angry Fans lash at Wizkid, Damage His Porsche For Being Arrogant



The fact that you are now a star (celebrity) doesn't mean you should start looking down on others. Being a celebrity comes with responsibilities, such as how you handle your fans. This situation happened to Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid as angry fans stone his car at the VFS Global Services, Lekki phase 1 in Lagos. According to the report Wizkid, dressed in White T-shirt and a Red Sofa Shoe came in a black Porshce Cayenne with covered number plates,already Wizkid have sneaked himself into the compound then came out into the hand of large crowd waiting to shake hand with him or snap photo with him and again the large crown was waiting for Wizkid to give them some money which Wizkid reluctant to do. But all effort for them to have Wizkid attention was in vain as Star Boy Wizkid drove his car out of the compound. Unfortunately for Wizkid, one of the many stones caught his car side glass but the Pakurumo crooner did not wait a second. Then later they started to do comparison between Wizkid and Durosoke Crooner Olamide on the street level. They arguing that Durosoke Crooner Olamide will not ignore them.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

59 percent of Nigerians are not aware that mobile money does exist

Are you a Nigerian but haven't heard of mobile money?

Its almost two years after the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced mobile money services to drive financial inclusion in the country, a new survey by NOI Polls has revealed that about 59 per cent of the populace are unaware that such services exist.

 Mobile money enables monetary transactions to be done on mobile phones through text messaging. Of the 41 percent citizens that are knowledgeable about mobile money services, only 13 percent have adopted it, indicating a very low adoption rate, according to the report. The CBN introduced mobile money services to provide basic financial services and create payment access, especially to the un-banked, and also help to drive financial inclusion in the country. Operations that can be carried out through mobile money include money deposit, bill payment, funds transfer and withdrawal, and payment for goods and services. It serves as an alternative way of storing money for both the banked and the un-banked. The NOI Polls report showed that teenagers, young and middle-aged adults were more willing to utilize the services than senior citizens. The report, which was made available to our correspondent on Wednesday, stated, "About six in 10 (59 percent) Nigerians are not aware of mobile money services and only 13 percent of the 41 per cent that are knowledgeable of it, and have adopted it, showing a very low adoption rate. "Findings have also revealed that teenagers, young and middle aged adults are more willing to adopt the services than senior citizens." The survey, however, noted that all respondents who used mobile money services operated a bank account and that 93 percent of them operated their mobile money accounts in connection with their bank accounts. The report further stated, "This shows that mobile money services have not had any impact on the financial inclusion of the un-banked Nigerians so far. The general perception of users of the mobile money service as indicated by the majority is that it is easy to use, it is secure, service providers are easily accessible, it saves cost and it saves time. "These are the key findings from the Mobile Money Services Snap Poll conducted in the week of August 5, 2013."

Source: Naij.com

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Michael Scofield ( Wentworth Miller ) is gay

                                                     





I know this is going to be very shocking to many of Michael Scofield's (Wentworth Miller) fans, as he's popularly known, just as I'm. Or, could this be one of his tricks?

 Wentworth, who played the lead character Michael Scofield in Prison Break came out as a gay man yesterday August 21 via an open letter to the Saint Petersburg Film Festival, rejecting an invitation to attend a premiere there because of Russia's recently-passed anti-gay laws. The 41-year-old actor wrote: Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly. Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice. Until then. Wentworth Miller.

 I'm sorry Mr Scofield, but Russia has the right to stop anything that looks cocky to them. Not you or the American government can coerce them out of their own beliefs, norms, and values.