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Is Senator Dino Now Madam Saraki’s Handbag Carrier? By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Dear Senator Dino,   Congratulations on your appointment as Chief Bag Carrier to madam Toyin Saraki. I must confess it's a well deserved appointment considering your support to her husband's emergence as our senate president.   I'm doing you this letter in response to your comic defense on your recent visit to the head quarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with Madam, titled "Stand Up For What You Believe". Indeed, you stood well in the visit's picture, bravo! By the way, how best could you have shown the world that you can go to war blindfolded with your oga at the...
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5 Secrets to a Happy Marriage

1. Communication is vital We’ve all been told that communication is key to a healthy relationship, but according to Pillemer, his subjects couldn’t stress this point …

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Unmasking Barack Obama’s Light Up Africa Project By Tony Ademiluyi

In 2013, United States President Barack Obama launched the Power Africa project with much fanfare in Cape Town in South Africa. The ambitious project is a $7 billion one handled by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the goal to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years. In his words ‘The program would provide light where currently there is darkness and the energy needed to lift people out of poverty.’ Five Hundred and Ninety Million Africans lack access to electricity and six countries were in focus – Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Liberia,...
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Kissing May Cause Cancer?

Kissing has overtaken smoking and drinking as the leading risk factor for developing head and neck cancers. The humble French kiss can pass on human papilloma …

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Robbery, Thuggery, Now Forgery: A Legislative Evolution By Gbolahan Yusuf

The legislature. Many see it as the most important leg in the tripod of governance, especially given its power as a supervisory arm over the almighty executive even while limiting the power of the judiciary over it. It is public knowledge that any democracy revolves around the people (of, by, and for the people), and so the powers of the legislature are easily justified seeing as it stands for the people in any government. Or well, it should. The purity and sanctity of such an institution therefore should never be brought into disrepute. That is the ideal situation. The Nigerian situation however is that in...
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The Phones No Longer Ring – Dr. Reuben Abati (Complete Text)

As spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan, my phones rang endlessly and became more than personal navigators within the social space. They defined my entire life; dusk to dawn, all year-round. The phones buzzed non-stop, my email was permanently active; my twitter account received tons of messages per second.  The worst moments were those days when there was a Boko Haram attack virtually every Sunday.      The intrusion into my private life was total as my wife complained about her sleep being disrupted by phones that never seemed to stop ringing. Besides, whenever I was not checking or responding to...
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The Wisdom Of Comrade By Gimba Kakanda

It was my cousin who first drew my attention. I thought he was lying, was somehow trying to make the man we both admired look smarter than we’d thought he is. “Comrade is sharing camels for Sallah,” …

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Praise World Radio Launches Google Chrome Extension

As part of her creative innovations, The Praiseworld Radio Development Team on Thursday, July 22, 2015 launched its Google chrome Extension available for FREE. Dear Google Chrome users, you can now listen to your favorite online gospel radio station Praiseworld Radio in just two clicks with our FREE Google Chrome Extension. You can now tune in to Praiseworld Radio without necessarily logging on to our website. This extension does not keep information about the songs or artiste you listen to, it is specifically for our live online radio stream. FEATURES - You will be updated with the...
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#KogiDecides: What Kogi Needs – @Lanre_Olagunju

When an institution is faced with constant decline in infrastructural development, the leadership seat of such an institution should be declared vacant. Kogi State which was created in 1991 presently lacks sincere and competent leadership that the state truly deserves. The present administration of Capt. Idris Wada has shown clearly that it doesn’t have what it takes to at least maintain the height of development and infrastructure it met, let alone better the economic fortunes of the state. It will be foolhardy to think, assume or expect that a failed government would suddenly become a result oriented one...
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Internet Data Is Not The Next Crude Oil! By Olawale Awe

Everywhere you turn these days, you hear this strange analogy; “Data is the next crude oil”. Some even say, “Data is the next Gold “  Spoiler alert, data is not the next crude oil, or Gold or Unobtainium! Having tons of terabytes of data will not save a dying company or organization. Like everything big tech these days, there is a coordinated strategy to get businesses buying into this concept, even if it is not needed. Don’t just take my word for it, lets do a little digging together. What is data? Why is it all of a sudden big? Data is facts and statistics collected together for reference or...
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Why Are Nigerians Terrified Of Same-Sex Marriage In America?- Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Late in 2014 when my friend, Zachary, invited me to his wedding taking place in The Berkshires this September, I was less concerned about having to travel all the way from Abuja to Massachusetts. Zachary is gay. "What if lightning comes and strikes the building?" I asked. He replied that there had so far been under 100, 000 gay marriages in the U.S. -- and no bolts. "Of course, my partner and I could be the last straw," he added. That exchange may have been facetious, but many Nigerians are genuinely terrified of gay marriage. And they are distraught over the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to...
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“And I Got Hacked” – Tunji Andrews Writes On How Hackers Taught Him A Lesson

Tunji Andrews, popular on Twitter for his #MoneMasterClass sessions told me about how he got hacked across virtually all his online media channels. I got an update from him this morning and it has been published unedited.  AND I GOT HACKED This would probably be as unbelievable to you as it still is to me. On many levels, i’m still trying to wrap me head around it. The whys, seem endless really. Why would anyone even bother hacking me? Why they would take it this far? Why? Why? Why? While i still try to find answers to this, i felt it necessary to drop a note to let anyone who cares to know why i...
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President Buhari And The Cost of Running This Government By Kofoworola Ayodeji

The highly industrious Baba Yemi wakes up every morning thinking how he will struggle to feed his wife and children to fulfill their usual 0-1-0 pattern of feeding (no breakfast, there might be lunch, no dinner). Meanwhile, the story is not different for the brilliant Chioma who is begging to have a better higher education so that her dreams of a great future could come true, but there are no funds and ‘connection’. What about the very resourceful Adamu who graduated from the university many years ago with excellent grades but yet to be gainfully employed? (Even though he has fantastic business ideas,...
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50 Things That Can Kill An Artiste’s Career -Alibaba

Nigeria's king of comedy, Alibaba who recently turned 50, has taken his time to share this piece of wisdom, valuable for not just artistes but everyone. Take your time to go through this inspirational piece and soak the words in.... 50 THINGS THAT CAN KILL AN ARTISTE'S CAREER 1. Not understanding the business 2. Failure to research 3. Poor financial management skills 4. Charges and discounts 5. Pride and arrogance 6. Expensive Lifestyle 7. Taking game changers for granted 8. Bad health 9. Peer pressure 10. Lack of quality education 11. Wicked contracts 12. Failure to...
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APC: This House Must NOT Fall – Rinsola Abiola

In February, 2013, I – and a handful of other young people – received an email from Barrister Ismail Ahmed, who had aspired to represent his constituency in Kano State at the Federal House of Representatives on the platform of the CPC. His message was concise, yet poignant. He told us that the parties we all supported were in the process of merging and although this was no longer news, young people had to come together and form an organised body even before the registration process had been concluded. Thus, the All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF) was born. At the time, I was about investing the money I...
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17 Signs He Is Shady

1. He steps outside to make phone calls like he’s the President of Being A Scumbag. “Sorry, I really have to take this … outside. Away …

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Dust-Pollution Ravages Ogun Community – Wale Ajetunmobi

It has been a tale of woes for residents of Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC) Estate in Agbara, who have been battling dust-polluted environment, WALE AJETUNMOBI reports. Matthew Akinkugbe and his wife, Sarah, relocated to Ogun State last year after their wedding in Lagos. Their new-found abode is a three-bedroom bungalow in an estate developed by Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC) in Agbara, Ogun State suburb on the border of Lagos. A few months after the couple moved to the estate, Daniel, their first baby, was born. But four months after his birth, Sarah...
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Get Flat Belly With Just One Move

Planks. You’re probably doing them wrong. Okay, maybe not. But chances are, you could make this amazing-for-your-abs even better. “Making simple tweaks to a basic plank helps create more tension throughout your entire core, so you’ll see results faster,” says Jessi Kneeland, a trainer at Peak Performance in NYC and creator of Remodel Fitness. We turned to her for four simple ways to supercharge the move. She recommends to hold each plank variation below for up to 30 seconds, rest, then repeat one to two more times. Pull Your Weight Start in forearm plank. Holding your body still, imagine you...
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Do NOT Marry Someone Until You Can Honestly Answer These 20 Questions

Maybe you've been together a while and are considering taking a big step, or perhaps you just started seeing one another and aren't sure if you should stay the course. Whatever your situation, a check-in is never a bad thing. Read on for 20 tough questions to ask about your relationships before moving forward. 1. Is for better or worse making me better or worse? Does your partner encourage you to be your best self, or does he or she get intimidated by any triumphs and feel more secure when you're not putting your best foot forward? 2. Do we really accept one another? There will always be things you want...
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Beautiful Noise By Habib Akewusola

Soul of thy health Conspiracy against the earth, Religion try's to help Hemp, they say leads to Higher trench, Bless my child Not male nor female But silent age, The time I enslave. Pecking into mans brain. Dark manhood exposes My origin, Is tribe important as Oxygen? You keep asking Mothers of same origin. HABIB AKEWUSOLA
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Teaching History in Schools as Part of our National Development – @Lanre_Olagunju

Evil, they say, prevails when good men fail to act; but there seem to be a kind of evil that doesn’t readily come to mind when we flaunt this saying. It is the evil caused by good men who lack basic knowledge about the past. From the way Nigeria falls repeatedly into cycle of errors, it is obvious that Nigerians collectively are yet to learn anything substantial from history. If we have, we haven’t acted upon the lessons that history provides. The entire nation seems to be united at this point for true change, but this change certainly is a long term one that’d require a clean understanding of our...
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Reshaping Nigeria Through The National Assembly By Ayorinsola Obisanya

Many believe that the executive arm of government should only be credited for the success or chastised for the failure of its administration. Hence, the legislative arm of government is stylishly left out of criticisms when jabs are thrown at the President for failing to perform. This attitude was palpable during the last general elections when some Nigerians still don’t see the reasons of electing a representative to the National Assembly. They are not bothered. All they want is a new president. One wonders if the new President they clamoured for can work alone without the existence of the...
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