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Ok! Magazine Reality Show To Be Sponsored By imoovtv

Ok! Magazine Reality Show To Be Sponsored By imoovtv
OK! Magazine is proud to announce mobile TV service provider imoovtv, as Title Sponsor for its exciting new concept to find a junior editor, aptly called, Top Job.  The show will commence early next year and seeks to broaden the minds of young writers who desire that dream job in the prestigious magazine.

Coming soon to the Nigerian market, imoovtv gives you easy access to watch local and international TV content LIVE on your smartphone including news, sports, entertainment, music and inspirational channels. For more information, visit www.imoovtv.com

As title sponsor, imoovtv will be highly involved in all aspects of Top Job! and will be streamed LIVE on their platform, allowing smart phone users keep on top of the show - on the go.

Speaking about the sponsorship, Bassim Haidar, Founder, said, “We are delighted to be part of what promises to be an exciting venture; imoovtv will soon bring ‘Real Mobile TV’ to the Nigerian market an…

OK! Magazine in association with MTN to launch in Nigeria

OK! Magazine in association with MTN to launch in Nigeria

London based celebrity publication, OK! Magazine can now make inroads into the lucrative Nigerian market thanks to a platinum sponsorship by MTN for the launch of a local version, Ok! Nigeria, in a deal guaranteed to place the publication in the league of first choice journals in the country.

As Platinum sponsor, content of OK! Nigeria will also be available exclusively on the MTN network for a year to the entertainment and delight of its over 40 million subscribers, the largest in the country.  The deal includes a two staged launch of the magazine in London and Nigeria.

The magazine will be a monthly publication and content will be 60% Nigerian celebrities on a global scale, whilst just 20% of the 60% will be local Nigerian celebrities in Nigeria. The remaining 40% is divided into 30% African American celebrities such as Will Smith and Oprah and the remaining 10% will be the usual celebrities we love to read abou…

I ATTENDED THE GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2011 @ THE DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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My passion for Information & Communication Technology cannot be overstated, therefore inline with this, I attended the Global Leadership Summit at the Gitex Technology Week 2011 where Hot Topics as stated below were discussed;
Technology Innovation as a Driver for Sustainability & Economic Growthby Chris Dedicoat, President, EMEA, CiscoNew gTLDs: The Future of Online Innovationby Rod Beckstorm, President and CEO, ICANNThe Context  for Innovation – unofficial thoughts on tech trends by Giorgio Paolo, IT Strategy Lead IGEM, AccentureInvisible Computing by Pranav Mistry, Inventor of Six Sense, MIT Media labFrom Science to Implementation: Approaches to Technology Innovation by William H. Salto, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum 2011, CEO, InTecur, UK

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Veniviici.com, Online Retail Store Launches, Offers Customers 20% Discount

VENIVIICI.COM, ONLINE RETAIL STORE LAUNCHES, OFFERS CUSTOMERS 20% DISCOUNT.

Newly launched, multi-brand online retail store, Veniviici.com is currently offering buyers a 20% discount on any item purchased. The UK-based site owned and run by Nigerians was launched on Nigeria’s Independence Day and is already generating lots of excitement. Veniviici.com is user friendly and secure. Customers are able to browse through the online catalogue, select and add the desired items to a cyber basket and then make payment with their Naira Cards. The website will offer card value added services by recommending the most current trends as dictated by the global fashion industry. “We are thrilled to introduce this fantastic clothing platform created specifically for the African Market and what better country to start in than Nigeria.” Said, Ade Adeyemi, CEO, Veniviici.com.

Veniviici.com was created to bridge the gap between the African markets and International clothing and accessories brands. As the …

The President GoodLuck Jonathan Administration: 100 Days of Promising Less and Delivering More

Highlights of the achievements of the President and his team in a continuing fulfillment of Mr. President's promise to "never let" Nigerians down.

NATIONAL COHESIVENESS:

After his victory at the April polls, President Jonathan was magnanimous in victory, sending emissaries nation-wide to get the buy in from all stake holders in the Nigeria Project. As a result of president Jonathan's commitment to electoral reform, the April Elections were adjudged the freest and fairest elections in Nigeria since the return to civil rule in 1999 as attested to by local and international observers a fact so apparent that all major opposition parties with the exception of one have publicly accepted President Jonathan’s victory.

Reduction in Election Disputes: By close of submission of election petitions it was established they had dropped by almost 80% from the 2007 figures.

RULE OF LAW:

In the last 100 days this administration has obeyed all court judgments and respected the doctrine …

Nigerians; what do you gain?

By Eta Uso Jr.

Our nation Nigeria has been through a lot of trying moments this past one (1) year and I am of no illusion that Nigerians are not fed up, neither am I of any illusion that the citizenry do not all seek a better and safer Nigeria but one thing that’s of real concern to me and of which I need answers to, is; 'Nigerians, what do you gain by throwing and dishing out insults at our President?'. Maybe if even one (1) out of 150 million Nigerians can confidently tell me how throwing insults and non-constructive criticisms on the President could offer our Nation any of the positive strides we seek, then maybe I might as well join the band-wagon.

On a second thought, could it be that there is some satisfaction gained when such hate / derogatory words are used on our President? Could the satisfaction be that we would stand to be counted amongst the people that spoke during the trying moments of our nation? Or, could it be that we exhibit such actions as a part of our stre…

Victory Speech by Sen. Eta Uso Jr (Senate Mace & Records Custodian-Elect) of The Peoples' Senate

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‘Today, change has come to the Peoples’ Senate’

It is a huge privilege and of great honour and responsibility in taking up this job.

Today, the Peoples’ Senate has a new Government, a Government that is passionate and obedient to the founding values and objectives of this noble organisation; a Government of passion, patriotic-spirit as well as a Government of results.

The journey from the pre-elections up till this day had not been a smooth ride. At certain moments, the storm seemed so overwhelming but thanks to the Almighty God of who maintained Peace in our minds and hearts and showed us all the signs and proofs that Victory was certain.

We had many distractions along the way but I must state that we cannot have free government without elections; and if we had let the rebellion to force us into foregoing or postponing our election, they would have fairly claimed to have already conquered and ruined us.

On a personal level, I was a victim of severe betrayals in the course of this e…

Business Email Gone Bad

Below is an email I received yesterday from someone who wanted to offer me some unsolicited form of service. Offering me an unsolicited service was not the issue, but rather, the issue was more with the content of the email that was suppose to convince me to part ways with money in return for the service. Please read the unedited email in quote below and give your comments;

"Well you must have held people says using GTB Naira ATM/MASTER Card to Make Payment Online. that's you can buy digital products via the internet (like laptops, ipods, phones, domain name at godaddy, ebay so long as the merchant have master card logo on their site. and many more...) online with your GTB Naira ATM Master Card and have you products delivers to your address. Here is a simple steps that could get any interested person started. I only demand a token. that is affordable by any individual. N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Interested person should request for account details for payment"

Wikileaks Julian Assange awarded Peace Prize

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was Wednesday awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation's top honour for "exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights", joining the likes of Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

Assange, an Australian former computer hacker who is fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, was praised and rewarded with the Sydney Peace Prize's Gold Medal.

Although the Peace Prize is awarded annually by the foundation only three other people in its 14-year history have been awarded the gold award for courage in pursuit of human rights -- the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and Japanese Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda.

The foundation paid tribute to Assange's determination to seek greater transparency and accountability from governments around the world, having challenged "centuries old practices of government secrecy".

"By championing people's right to know, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange have created the potential fo…

Whats wrong in this picture?

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Whats wrong in this picture?

Look closely and state whats wrong in the picture above. Please do not forget to drop your comments....!

Osama bin Laden shot dead!

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The mastermind of the worst terrorist attack on American soil is dead, U.S. President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

Osama bin Laden -- the longtime leader of al Qaeda -- was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

In an address to the nation late Sunday night, Obama called bin Laden's death "the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda."

"Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan," Obama said. "A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body."

U.S. diplomatic facili…

Prince William kisses Kate Middleton

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The kiss everyone wanted to see, is here by popular demand.

Goodluck Jonathan (A Citizen’s Perspective)

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By Eta Uso Jr

President Goodluck Jonathan is a man in whom I see humility, passion for a New Nigeria, a man who can stake his life for this nation. I see an independent man, a man whose actions are calculative and a man devoid of ethnic and religious bias.

Some people may want to argue and dispute the aspect of his being an independent man, I would not join issues with them but I would advise they go seek privilege information and they would see in black and white that the man of President Goodluck Jonathan takes no flimsy instructions from no one but he is one who would always take a stance geared only towards national unity.

I do not want to list his numerous achievements in this note; as such, I did not do any research before doing this write-up as I am strictly just on how I perceive the man of President Goodluck Jonathan.

With a fresh four years in office, I perceive a stronger President Jonathan. I see a man who would be totally loyal to the people and not distracted by those w…

INEC postpones Senate and House of Representative elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postpones the Senate and House of Representative elections in Nigeria to the 4th of April, 2011.
In a televised address on the National Television Authority (NTA), the INEC chairman, Mr Jega , blamed the postponement on ‘ unprecedented late arrival of results sheets’. He however apologised to Nigerians for the problems.
Before the postponement was announced, the elections  had started Saturday morning with hitches caused by poor logistics, as materials arrived in many polling stations late and could not even get to other areas in the country.
The rescheduled election is for 109 seats in the Senate and 360 seats for the House of Representatives.
*UPDATE > After rising from an emergency meeting with political parties on Sunday 3rd April, 2011, the INEC chairmain Mr. Attahiru Jega confirmed via LIVE national broadcast that the 2011 election has once again been shifted from the earlier postponed date of Monday, 4th April, 2011. The new d…

Christ Embassy Calabar Miracle Crusade

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I was at the Christ Embassy Calabar Miracle Crusade; March 25th, 2011.

The first Miracle crusade I have ever attended. A great event it was. Although, during the days leading up to the biggest Christian gathering of the year 2011, I never really envisioned being at the event. However, on the 24th of March, 2011, the eve of the event, my senior brother came around and while discussing, he hinted that he would be attending the event, at that point, although not with 100% certainty, I passed a comment “well, I will join you if you are attending”, and that was it.
The d-day came, the 25th of March, 2011 and right from the early hours, it was clear that everyone in the city (Calabar) was very enthusiastic about attending the crusade. Later that evening, I received a few calls from friends who were attending and wanted to confirm if I will also be attending. All same, as I had already conditioned my mind on the eve of the d-day to join my brother to the event if he was attending, it did not t…

AM BACK!

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Trust me, am back!
It has been exactly 10 months ago since I last posted a status on Facebook. Within this span of the last 10 months, my general active participation on social platforms such as My Blog, Facebook and Blackberry Messenger also noticed a sharp decrease by over 80%.
Am sure you want to ask where I left to and what took me away, am also sure some people would want to ask why 10 months?, with regards to the fact that they might be wondering if there is something peculiar about the number ‘10’. Some in their good sense of humour would ask why I did not just make it 12 months at once. Some would also want to ask, why am I back at this crucial time of the year? Trust me, minds would be wandering, but it is all good.
The beauty of this is that, I was away for a purpose and re-assuredly I can tell you, I ACHIEVED IT, all thanks to the almighty God.
Now, am back on full cylinders, all wheel drive and ready to take on from a new level.
You might still want to ask what took me away, tr…

The Peoples' Senate host the first ever Youth Presidential Debate in Nigeria

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The People’s Senate, a new Nigerian youth organization, has concluded plans to host Nigeria’s first ever youth presidential debate on March 13, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers in the Federal Capital city of Abuja.  The Peoples’ Senate is an organization founded in the month of March 2010 with a view to mobilizing the Nigerian youth for mass participation and contribution towards building the nation of their collective dream.
The People’s Senate is positioned to be Nigeria’s authentic youth group focused on youth empowerment and keen participation in the socio-political space of the Nigerian nation. Established with a vision “to build a truly politically conscious and informed Nigeria where everyone is a guardian of our democracy, development and national identity”. The objective of The People’s Senate is to, amongst other things; build the largest movement of youths and women ever seen in the world under one umbrella to participate in politics and nation building, position the …

Inec's Voters Registration: My Personal Experience

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I finally got registered today, the 2nd of February, 2011 at a primary school not far from where I live.
I got out of the house at 10:30am just after getting set for my daily activities. I got to the registration point at about 10:35am. Fortunately, everyone in my area seemed to have registered before the 29th of January, 2011 which was the initial date the voters’ registration exercise was to end.
Therefore, as I got to the registration desk, there was no-one except for the INEC staff on duty. We exchanged greetings and I told her I came to register. She then put on the UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) and laptop computer, then she logged in and everything was set. I was asked to squat in-front of the camera for my face-capture as there was no chair. However, my face was captured and then my 10 (ten) fingerprints were also captured without any hassles except for my index left-finger which had to be thumb-printed twice before the machine accepted it.
In all, the whole registration period…

Do We Need Dele Momodu?

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Sincerely speaking, Dele Momodu is a man I never gave a chance up till 48 hours ago where while laying on my bed, I just got this conviction of a selfless man, a true Nigerian, a man who has given hope to the hopeless in this nation and abroad, a man who grew his empire from scratch and touched many lives through it, a man who didn’t need Government funds to live the good life, a man who has worked for every kobo he has earned and spent.
Many people have refused to see him beyond a lifestyle guru, a name he earned out of selfless service to his job of which without any doubt, I know he could always replicate such success in any area of life he sets his mind on.
Nigeria must Change and that Change is within us.
Look Deep!!!