Friday, 21 July 2017

SAHARA REPORTERS AND ITS CONTROVERSIAL REPORTS: A CALL FOR PROFESSIONALISM By Terfa Naswem

Sahara reporters once reported that President Buhari was on life-support and would not be able to govern Nigeria again. This information made Fayose to even make more noise that he had such pictures and would expose the state of Buhari’s health.

Why shopping online saves your life and money By Victor

Online shopping for various consumer products like phones, ACs, fridges, cosmetics, food and fashion is a popular way to shop globally. In fact shopping online or otherwise known as ecommerce is so big in China that it represent 10% of sales in that country. Online Shopping has grown in Nigeria over the past 10 years with foreign backed companies like Kalahari (exited Nigeria  in 2012), Jumia and indigenous companies like BargainMasterNG.com (since 2007), Konga (since 2012)  pioneering and innovating in the online space in Nigeria

Monday, 17 July 2017

NO RECALL FOR SARAKI, SAHARA REPORTERS’STORY BASELESS By Terfa Naswem

Sahara Reporters in its story written by Abdulrazaq Hamzat,  published on July 16, 2017 with the title: Recall of Senate President Saraki will commence on August 1st Despite Threat of Violence, Group Insists projected that the people of Kwara Central will begin the recall process of Senator President Bukola Saraki  on August 1st 2017. This story so far is baseless, false and has no bearing on Saraki.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

One on One Web Design / Development Training in Surulere, Lagos.

We are at it again! We are organizing one on one Website Development Training Using WordPress Content Management System Software to develop professional websites. It is a 5-Day Training in our office here in Aguda, Surulere, Lagos.

Monday, 10 July 2017

20 People Kidnapped by Evans & Amount Paid as Ransom

So far Evans have Confessed to the Following Kidnappings and Ransom Collections in Edo and Lagos States: 

(1) Mr Mbarikatta William Uboma, kidnapped in Festac June 16 2012, Evans collected 20m Ransom.

2) Mr Paul Cole Native of Ohafia in Abia state. Kidnapped August 23rd, 2012 at Festac town 20m Ransom Paid.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Open Confession: I Left My Wife for A Sexy Lady, Now I'm Living Like A Prisoner – Husband Cries

It is a difficult thing to let out, but I just have to confess the truth about my stupid love mistake:
I was happily married to my wife for 35 years and we went through ups and downs together. We were blessed with very good and brilliant children - boys and a girl. They all married very well and had good jobs, thanks to my wife who prayed without ceasing over them.

Then my wife and I retired and got some lump sum of money. My wife after praying and fasting, advised us then to invest in a particular (legitimate) business, and the yields were just dumbfounding. I became exhilarated with joy. I have never seen that much money before. I joined the ‘billionaires’ club. Suddenly my life changed. I felt ‘too much:’ for one woman...

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

POOR EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING AND THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN IN AFIKPO SOUTH

By Terfa Naswem in Afikpo South

When infants are not well breastfed, their health and mental development are at stake. Exclusive breastfeeding is the act of giving infants only breast milk. No other liquid or solids are given-not even water-with the exception of oral rehydration solution, or drops/syrups of vitamins, minerals or medicines.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Security Tips

1. Never go to bed with your car's fuel tank empty (No fuel). In case of an emergency, what if your good neighbour isn't at home.

2. Never employ a nanny you don't know her home. Some of them are child traffickers in disguise.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

TRAGEDY: 148 burned to death in Pakistan oil tanker blast

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise.
Dr. Javed Iqbal at Bahawalpur's Victoria Hospital in south Punjab said the latest deaths occurred at a hospital in Multan where some of the 50 critically injured, many of whom suffered extensive burns, had been taken.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Kings Celia Hotels & Suites

Determined to fulfill his parents dreams, as well as contribute to the development of the tourism and hospitality industry in the country, former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Congo, Greg Ozumba Mbadiwe (MFR), has opened a new hotel and tourist centre, King's Celia Hotels & Suites in Lagos.

Located on Jibowu Street, Yaba, the hotel, which has the support of the Mbadiwe family, was part of Greg’s desire to accomplish his parents dream.“My venture into hospitality business is to make the dream of my father a reality. My late father wanted to build a hotel in our hometown before his death, but the project is still awaiting attention right now. Also, having partnered with some Congolese to set up Brassaville Beach Hotel, I felt it is important to boast the hospitality and tourism of my country too with this initiative,” he explained.

On the choice of location for King Celia, Mbadiwe described Yaba as a historic location in the city, adding, “my siblings and I thought of immortalising our parents in our father’s first house located at Yaba, where he participated fully in Nigerian politics. The pedigree of this house is such was that he donated part of it to the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) then in 1979. It would interest you to know that Alhaji Shehu Shagari lived in this house; I also grew up in this house.
“Yaba was the end of Western region then and the beginning of Lagos. We decided to reconstruct the house to a hotel and tourist centre in memory of our parents, Kingsley and Cecilia Mbadiwe and also to complement the efforts of Lagos and Nigeria for honouring our dad.”

Mbadiwe also noted that, the initiative, without doubt, would also project the values and great influence of the geographical area, mostly as a silicon valley of Nigeria and also remind visitors with various displays of national leaders and pictorial displays indicating that Yaba was part of Nigeria’s political history.

Speaking on the facilities and services, the General Manager Hassan Fawaz informed that the luxurious edifice is ready to set a new standard in the industry. “King Celia Hotel is very unique. We plan to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience matched by our very high standards and fully equipped facilities to even challenge those on the Island. Another attraction is the rich national cultural heritage we showcase on our walls.”
He continued: “it has a total of 50 rooms ranging from standard, deluxe, executive rooms and suites for guests. Other facilities include well-designed parking space, 24hour electricity and room service, as well as Internet facility. For recreation, we have swimming pool, gymnasium, onsite bar and restaurant, conference room, standard event center and others,” he said. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingsciliahotel/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kingsceliahotel
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingsceliahotel1/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb6o5b28FnzgouIMwxVxTng

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

UK Product Distributor in Nigeria - ARISTON Water Heater, Kitchen Sink, Grohe Water Closet

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

5 Power writing tips to Make People and Google Love Your content



Many would agree with me when I say:
It takes more than just good writing to be a successful blogger. Apparently, a blogger should know how to write for people and at the same time Google.
I am for the notion that Good writers are bred and not born.

Now, some may disagree with my opinion but we should at least come to a compromise.

Can we?

Let's assume William Shakespeare came back from the dead.
And all of a sudden he starts writing books with the old style of writing whilst using words that have perhaps gone extinct.

Imagine for a second how hard the media & critics would go down on Shakespeare for producing a mediocre book that somehow isn’t for the modern age readers.

What I’m I trying to say?

As a blogger, the audience you write for, how you write and the way you go about it will determine its approval among readers.

Hello it’s 2017:

We write to be understood. Not to display our literary prowess and end of reading our work all alone.

You wouldn’t want that, would you?

So to give your writing more oomph to increase the chance of putting a message across. Continue reading the points listed to help spice up the way you write and make people love your work.

 Cut down on redundant words. Cut it down!

You know that girl you try to avoid every time she calls. The one who sound like a broken record, starting up another conversion before it ends, and goes about the whole time making a full blown story out of nothing.

She doesn’t just get it.

Humans tend to block out messaging we find redundant.  It goes beyond repetitive – in fact, repetition is regarded as a highly effective persuasion tactic.

Redundancy is saying more than what is required without introducing anything new or compelling.

For example: An average Nigerian would say “Hell Fire” you say Hell or Fire. But you don’t use both. It’s like saying murderers are killers – it’s already implied. 

The picture above shows you how to avoid redundancy.
Finally, make use of online English apps that will help you produce a perfect English work.

Apps like Grammarly will help you avoid using redundant words. It also gives you an alternative for paragraphs or sentences which appear surplus.

Keep sentences short & concise

It’s one thing to write for print and another for devices. 

This is because when we read on a screen it becomes harder to track words chunk of words with our eyes. It is important to use short text creating a navigable pattern for readers to digest visually.

For example:

Tecno is a Chinese company known for their business approach of targeting the growing market in Africa and East- Asia in 2017 Tecno & Samsung had a 50% share of smartphone users In Africa.

Can be changed to, Tecno is a Chinese company known for their business approach of targeting the growing market in Africa and East- Asia. In 2017 Tecno & Samsung had a 50% share of smartphone users.
Yellow leaf hammock (yellowleafhammocks.com) shows a great example.  The company employ the use of short words and after two paragraphs you will know what yellowleafhammocks in all about. 

As a general rule for concise writing. Try keeping your sentences to around 20-30 words.

Use Transitional words and Phrases

Yoast – A WordPress plugin that helps users optimize articles for users and search engines include Transitional words as a metric to for a good readability score.

Afterall, transitional words help you sound more fluent and less robotic. It creates a system where readers go with the flow and rhythm and make them feel less rushed.

So here are some examples:

Words which lead to an example: as shown by, to illustrate, for example.

Words which show series of event: First/second/third/ lastly, finally.
Use the copy above to help you use transitional words within a content.

Try to use transitional words in your article as I’ve sneakily incorporated them in this post.

Reduce the Use of That

When “that” appears a little too much, it literally strangles the brilliance out of your work. 

For example.  It’s the same man that we saw yesterday on the network news” you can say it’s the same man we saw yesterday on the network news.

An old trick I use most often is to read through a copy and purge unnecessary use of “that”

Cut out Long words.
Writing is not a spelling bee, where you blow off the spectators by spelling words that may have Latin, Greek or French origination.
Trust me, readers get bored of the longer version of words. 
If a short word best describes a word then forget how professional you may sound. Go for it.
For example. Instead of superfluous, use surplus
Forbearing for tolerant etc.

The Moz about page is a perfect example how short should be used.
However, if a longer word is a perfect fit for a sentence don’t sacrifice using it instead of the short one.
Tip: Short words are often effective for infographics.


Conclusion
When it comes to SEO, optimizing your post does as much as taking your page up the SERPS. However, good writing keeps it there.

When you put all that I’ve mentioned to work for you, you’ll get love from your readers which means few people would bounce off your page and the better your chance of getting in front of the SERPS.

I’d love to hear from you.

What are your favorite tips to make a perfect copy? Given your experience what has given you the best results?
You’ll find the comment box handy. Let me know what you think?

About the Author: 
Moses Dzarmah is a blogger and Founder of He Lives to write, when not writing, he's listening to Hip Hop.


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Most Popular Solar Powered Gadgets



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Thursday, 30 March 2017

An MMM SWOT ANALYSIS By Tobi Omolabi

SWOT means Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in MMM community

STRENGTH:

1. There is security in the donation members make since the money does not go to a central account
2. All category of people in the society can access it irrespective of gender and status.
3. The system belongs to the people not to an individual.
4. Donations are made based on the personal will of the participants. The system does not enforce any limit either minimum or maximum that participants can donate.

WEAKNESSES

1. Since it does not not operating offline, participants cannot check their account without internet connection.
2. Movement of downlines of new guiders is not automatic and some guiders are reluctant in moving the downlines of new guiders.
3. If a participant is on moratorium, he cannot be matched for the help he has requested but the system will matched such participants if he has offered to provide help. Since such a member is on moratorium, the system would have spared such participant from matching until such account has been verified.
4. There is no central physical structure or corporate offices that members can easily go for complains

STRENGTH:

1. There is security in the donation members make since the money does not go to a central account
2. All category of people in the society can access it irrespective of gender and status.
3. The system belongs to the people not to an individual.
4. Donations are made based on the personal will of the participants. The system does not enforce any limit either minimum or maximum that participants can donate.

WEAKNESSES

1. Since it does not not operating offline, participants cannot check their account without internet connection.
2. Movement of downlines of new guiders is not automatic and some guiders are reluctant in moving the downlines of new guiders.
3. If a participant is on moratorium, he cannot be matched for the help he has requested but the system will matched such participants if he has offered to provide help. Since such a member is on moratorium, the system would have spared such participant from matching until such account has been verified.
4. There is no central physical structure or corporate offices that members can easily go for complains

Friday, 24 March 2017

A SWOT Analysis Presented by Okoye Obinna.

A SWOT Analysis Presented by Okoye Obinna.