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|Celebrities / Omotola, Gtbank, Pastor E.A Adeboye Leads In Top 10 Nigerian Facebook Pages by ceomike: 11:54am On Jan 22|
Statistics at the end of 2013 has shown that Nigeria now has the largest number of Facebook users in Africa beating South Africa. Nigeria currently has above 11 million users on Facebook compared to South Africa.
This trend has successfully spurred internet startups, brands, celebs and media houses to leverage on Facebook to promote their brand through engagement, grow their audience and push sales.
With the help of several social media tools, we are now able to get the latest most liked Facebook pages in Nigeria. This metrics used to provide this data are only restricted to page likes and not engagement.
GTbank currently leads the list with more than 1.5 millions fans and closely followed by MTN LoadedNG. Airtel Nigeria comes third with just above 900k fans while Nokia Nigeria is 4th just ahead of E-commerce startup, Konga.
Nigerian celebs are not doing badly with Pastor E.A. Adeboye leading the celebs or personalty list followed by Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Tonto Dikeh and Dbanj.
|Business / 5 Profitable Online Business Ideas For Nigerians In 2014 by ceomike: 10:58am On Jan 20|
With more than 60 million internet users, Nigeria unarguably has the largest share of the internet market in Africa.
In the past few years, we have seen online startups in the country do so well and generating unbelievable revenues. The likes of Konga, Jumia, IrokoTv and Jobberman have shown anyone can succeed as an entrepreneur in the country if only they take advantage of the "virtual space".
There is still enough room for thousands of businesses to do well in the country. The opportunities are never and would never be limited in Nigeria. Unlike before, Nigerians now do businesses online without fear or doubts.
2014, will no doubt be a better year for online entreprenuers and intending ones if they do it right. I have collated 5 online businesses that should do very well this year. Please do understand that there are a lot of them but I only picked the ones I can think of now.
1. Bulk SMS Service and SMS Marketing
If there is any better time to make money from running a bulk sms platform, it is now. The elections would be in 2015 and a lot of politicians running for several post would be needing bulk sms service or sms marketing.
Religious institutions, educational organisations and certain groups or association are also prospective clients for this business.
The cost of starting a bulk sms platform is relatively cheap. Wiith at most N20,000, you can register as a reseller with some top bulk sms websites in Nigeria.
2. E-commerce Websites
If you are into any form of product-making or product sales and you are not online then you are already missing a lot. Whether you are into fashion designing or fashion sales, gadget sales, shoe-making and furnitures amongst others, you should try to setup your own online shop.
The volume of product-based searches in Nigeria is increasing by the day. As I write, Nigerians are doing a lot of search for electronic products, clothing brands and just any thing. Having an online shop, helps you to increase sales and gain a lot of recognition.
E-commerce websites doing very well in Nigeria are Konga.com , Jumia.com , Dealdey.com, Gloo.ng, Brandnubians.com, Heels.com.ng and Scuupng.com
3. Online Directories
Help Nigerians find what they want easily by setting up an online directory.
Although online directories do aid searches, they are in no way a search engine but only help to deliver results based on categories and location. It can be in a specific niche or a general field.
Examples of online directories includes, online business listing, hotel directories, medical institution directories and more. In Nigeria, we have some directories such as Vconnect.com , Hotels.ng doing brilliantly.
The cost of starting an online directory is cheap but you would need to do a lot of work in building a list of businesses or firms
4. Online Magazines and Blogging
Another profitable online business is blogging or owning an online magazine.
One of the reasons, Nigerians don't really earn from Blogging is the way they go about it. Before going into blogging, you niche to discover what niche you would focus on. There are a lot of niches that would do so well in Nigeria which includes Fashion, Health, Parental Care, Relationships, Celebrity Gist, Music, Politics and Careers.
Avoid copying other bloggers because it would never make you earn like they do. Its even better when you can streamline your blogpost to a niche,you become an authority in what you do that way.
5. Social Media Consultancy
Social media consultancy is another business I strongly advise those with communicative and social skills to start.
Businesses in Nigeria are now realising they can improve sales and brand awareness if they leverage on the impact of the social media. The number of job openings for social media marketers have been on the rise which goes to show you can depend on this for income.
As a social media expert, you can manage social media accounts for big brands or small businesses.
Like I mentioned , there are still a lot of business ideas that would excel in Nigeria. I have only picked from the ones that did well or showed promise in 2013.
|Webmasters / Steps To Creating A Great SEO Content On Your Website Or Blog by ceomike: 11:09am On Sep 12, 2013|
With the recent developments at Google, if you do not have the best contents on your blog or website, you just might not rank at all. Content is key to your power in search engines so you’d have to get to work hard developing rich contents beneficial to your readers and not just the seaarch engines. Google have been making changes to the way they rank websites and one thing I know is that they want online searchers to get the right information they need.
The question now is, how do you write a very good content. I would show you several steps you would take to create search engine friendly contents and also contents your readers would like. So let’s get started.
Step One – The Idea
The first thing you have to do is to get a topic to write about. If you already have one, then fine but if you don’t, you need to look out for a niche you feel you can write on or pay someone to. There are a lot of niches out there that you can start with.
Step Two – Run A Google Search
The next step is to visit Google yourself, type in your keyword and do a search. Carefully study the first 10 results to see how they have prepared their contents. It’s a very good way to plan your journey in content marketing.
The very first 10 results in Google should be your example. Try to understand how the content was structured. If you can cath the clue, then you are good to go.
Step Three – Prepare At Least A 500 Word Article
Writing a 500 word article or more would place you in a very good position to be visible in Google’s first page. Google loves content and would rank you if you have a lot of it. Usually, the first sets of results are always rich in contents and I mean very good contents.
Step Four – Leverage On Images, Infographics And Videos
Try as much as possible to be descriptive in your article using images, videos and infographics to try make your contents clear to readers. Google now rank websites that implements this. Infographics can help teach a lot especially for people who would like to read for a long time but would love to see pictures.
Step Five – Include Your Keywords In The First Paragraph And Title
This is the best place to use your long-tailed keyword to rank easily on Google. Always make sure you have your keywords on the very first paragraph and also in you blog title. Search engines still make use of this so go leverage on it.
Improving your rankings on Google can only be dependent on how rich your content is.
|Sports / Arsenal Confirms Matthieu Flamini Signing by ceomike: 2:57pm On Aug 29, 2013|
Arsenal have confirmed the signing of 29 year old French midfielder, Matthieu Flamini
Flamini would rejoin Arsenal after playing for Italian side AC Milan for 5 years. The Frenchman had 153 appearances for Arsenal between 2004-2008 before moving to AC Milan.
Flamini has been training with Arsenal after the expiration of his contract at AC Milan.
Arsene Wenger believes his addition would help to bolster the midfield and defence.
“We’re very pleased Mathieu has agreed to re-join us,” Arsène Wenger said. “He is a player of real quality, with a fantastic work rate and great mentality. As we know, Mathieu is a strong midfielder, but is also is comfortable playing in defence too. He is a very good addition to our squad.”
|Politics / Sterling Bank Nigeria Signs Three Year Deal With Arsenal Football Club by ceomike: 2:18pm On Jul 24, 2013|
Arsenal have announced a new deal with Sterling Bank to issue co-branded debit cards in Nigeria.
Speaking to Arsenal Player, Vinai Venkatesham, head of global partnerships at Arsenal says the partnership would build a strong and succesful relationship with Arsenal fans in Nigeria.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Sterling Bank, a highly respected financial establishment, to offer Arsenal branded debit cards to our millions of fans in Nigeria. We look forward to building a strong and successful relationship in the years to come.”
The deal would be for three years and would be the first financial agreement Arsenal would have with a Nigerian firm. The debit card would offer a range of incentives and Arsenal-related benefits including match tickets and official merchandise.
Chief financial officer of Sterling Bank Plc, Abubakar Suleiman says the deal with Arseal would show the bank’s commitment and drive.
“We recognise our customer’s uniqueness and we develop tailor-made solutions that connect with their deepest passion and drive,”
|Jobs/Vacancies / Tips To Succeeding In Job Interviews In Nigeria by ceomike: 10:03am On May 31, 2013|
After spending so much time in preparing your resume and searching for jobs online in Nigeria,it would only make you happy when you get a call from an employer for an interview. At this point, the employer must have been statisfied with your qualifications and they only need you to show them what you are made of. Although you might have done well already to get a call for an interview, you are just halfway to landing the job in Nigeria. The other importants step is to now prepare for your interview and here are few steps to becoming a winner during interviews.
Leverage on Google.
The very first step to take is to get to your computer and do a search. You need to be able to analyse what and what the company does, how they operate, what kind of products they sell and how these products are beneficial. You would need to think of likely challenges they might face and what solutions you have in hand. If the employer does not have a website, then you can ask questions on their services and then go and do your search using Google. There are lots of companies out there with a website that have similar services to the one you applied to. Doing this would help you to understand the system and help you to answer certain questions.
Take Your Documents Along With You
We live in Nigeria and do not make the mistake of not taking your cv with you. You need to prepare your documents which includes your results and resume.
Prepare To Talk Well
Draw out a list of likely questions in your niche and try to answer all confidently. Employers would not want to employ someone that cannot answer questions or face people. Take your time to rehearse days or hours before your interview.You need to be able to talk about yourself, what you have achieved in the past and what goals and objectives you set for yourself.
There is a saying that he who respects time respects life, so avoid going late for interviews. The best time to hit a company is 30 -45 minutes before the interview. When you get there early enough, you do not only show how well you respect time but also give yourself enough time to study the company.
Look Your Best
Wear a smile when you enter the room. Ignore the expressions on their faces and go ahead to show what you have got. By doing this, the employer would see you as one who would still a smile whether under pressure or not atleast to some extent. Keep your shirt well ironed and avoid using flashy jewelries.
You can get the right job you want in Nigeria if you do it right. Go through the current job vacancies in Nigeria
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|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Three Reasons Arsenal Can Challenge For The Title Next Season by ceomike: 4:11pm On May 23, 2013|
It’s nearly ten years since Arsenal last won the Premier League title, with a top-four finish having now become the primary target each season at the Emirates Stadium.
Big-spending clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City have leapfrogged the Gunners in the pecking order, while Manchester United have remained strong despite mounting debt, although there are reasons for Gooners to be hopeful when it comes to the 2013/14 campaign.
1) Arsenal finished the 2012/13 season like a train
After that 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane in early March, the Gunners dusted themselves down and haven’t looked back since. A 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena kick-started a brilliant unbeaten run all the way to the end of the season, with only Everton and Manchester United denying Arsenal victory.
Wenger will now be urging his team to feed off the momentum that saw them pip Tottenham to a top four spot in the Premier League.
2) The Gunners defence looks stronger than ever
It was like the George Graham days all over again! 1-0 away wins at Fulham, QPR and Newcastle were pragmatic rather than spectacular; although supporters won’t mind more of the same when the season starts up again.
Laurent Koscielny was particularly outstanding in those last few games, striking up a strong partnership with Per Mertesacker, although one wonders if Thomas Vermaelen is willing to warm the bench ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
3) Manchester clubs and Chelsea all have new managers
OK, so Jose Mourinho will enjoy his second stint at Stamford Bridge although it might take a while for the new Chelsea boss to get the right blend of players, while David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini are both unknown quantities at Manchester United and Manchester City respectively.
Perhaps there could be a chance for Arsenal to steal a march on their title rivals, especially if Wenger is allowed to strengthen and the team’s best players remain at the Emirates for a change.
|Politics / Ejigbo Local Government Chairman Kidnapped by ceomike: 11:22am On Apr 16, 2013|
Ejigbo State Local Government Chairman according to reports might have been kidnapped.
Mr Kehinde Bamgbetan was said to have been abducted in Monday morning while going home. His car was according to source intercepted while he was trying to enter his street.
|Business / Re: How To Start Your Own E-commerce Business In Nigeria by ceomike: 2:05pm On Jan 28, 2013|
Thanks. Expect more
|Business / How To Start Your Own E-commerce Business In Nigeria by ceomike: 12:03pm On Jan 28, 2013|
Its another brand new week that has a whole lot of potential to be a great one. I would like to discuss on how you can start your own e-commerce business in Nigeria. This is an area a good number of businesses is doing well today. Since E-bay started online sales, a lot of them have been set-up in different countries and doing well already. We have a good number of successful e-commerce start-ups in Nigeria like Deal Dey, Jumia and many more. In this article, I would be exposing you to what and what is needed to set-up your own business in Nigeria.
1. Goods to sell
2. A very good website
3. Advertising Funds
4. Delivery men.
What To Sell
Before going into your online business, you have to consider what type of goods to sell. There are products that are sure to sell online in Nigeria and there are products that just would not no matter how hard you try to sell them. The best selling products today in Nigeria are mobile phones and accessories, clothing and home gadgets.
It is also preferable you do a thorough research on products people search for online to buy. If you also have a very nice idea on a product you feel would sell, then you can take online. There are many products you can sell. You can start your own online fast food store where people would order food online and have it delivered to them. Before you decide to start your business, you must think thoroughly on the products you want to sell.
Your website would turn out to be your office. Its your only tool to pass information to prospective clients and also get them to buy from you. An e-commerce website, can cost you between N70k-N500k depending on the level of website needed. There are some good website designers in Nigeria willing to meet your needs. For a start especially with low capital, you do not need a very big website. Pick one or two products, get your website up and start selling.
The website would come with an e-payment system so people can pay with their ATM cards or credit cards.
Its one thing to own a website and its another thing to get it exposed. One vital method to making money doing this business is good advertising. When i talk of advertising, I am talking of online marketing. Because your prospective clients are online and would search online, you would need to promote your products via the internet.
There are a lot of online advertising companies, you can start with in Nigeria today. They include:
I would be writing a detailed article on the best advertising methods later this week.
This is optional but if you have big budget, you can do with one or two delivery men to help deliver your goods.
One of the basic rule in online marketing is that you have to stay strong and sell the right goods. Delivering on time is key and your product must be of top quality.
|Phones / Meet Africa's First Designed Smartphone,Elikia by ceomike: 6:18am On Dec 26, 2012|
Africa has introduced its first ever smartphones into the market. Elikia is its name and designed by VMK founded by Congolese entrepreneur, Verone Mankou
Verone Mankou would like his newly introduced gadget be to Africa what Apple is forthe US and Samsung Galaxy is for Asia.
The smartphone is rich in multimedia functions like videos, photos and others.
VMK Elikia is a phone that runs on Android, has lots of features like Wifi capability, GPS, Screen Resolution of 320 x 480 (QVGA), virtual key board and many more.
The smartphone is reported to cost around $170 without contract.
|Religion / Re: On TB Joshua's "Negative Prophecy" And Adeboye's "Non- Existence" Prophecy by ceomike: 8:00am On Dec 24, 2012|
You have a point sir, I feel we can only know that when we get to heaven.
Christianity has to do woit you and God. The pastor carries his own cross but their teachings would always help us not to fall...
|Religion / On TB Joshua's "Negative Prophecy" And Adeboye's "Non- Existence" Prophecy by ceomike: 7:16am On Dec 24, 2012|
Pls Note: The article is not mine but was sent to my email and though I should share
Read article below:
OF TB JOSHUA'S ‘NEGATIVE’ PREDICTIONS AND ADEBOYE'S ‘NON-EXISTENT’ PREDICTIONS
The online storms that brew this week over the prophecy of Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua about the crash that ended the lives of Governor Yakowa and General Azazi seem to be slowly abating. As the news of the tragic deaths reverberated nationwide, Joshua released a controversial video on YouTube which claimed he had predicted the incident and details relating to it on four different occasions. However, I still feel the need to air my views, furnished by contextual consideration, as the dust settles on the heated debates within social media that were triggered by the prophecy.
Understandably, the video drew its fair share of criticism, the major bone of contention in the minds of viewers and observers being Joshua’s continued proficiency in predicting negative events and his seeming inability to change them after such revelations come forth. I can well understand this mindset, having been one of Joshua’s most skeptical distant observers for long. However, it was last year when my brother fell mysteriously sick that I was basically ‘forced’ to look in Joshua’s direction for help. Doctors told me he had a treatable kidney infection but what I saw was my brother transform from a healthy, vibrant young man to an almost unrecognisable emaciated figure in literally two months, on the verge of death.
After exhausting medical treatment, a good friend of mine advised me to take him to The SCOAN for prayer. Circumstantially driven, I acceded and financed his wife to take him there. Three weeks later, my brother was back on his feet, eating well and regaining his lost vigour. Thus, my interest in Emmanuel TV was born, and I must confess, it has slowly become my daily spiritual food and a constant source of discussion and wonder within our home.
I don’t claim to completely understand T.B. Joshua’s ministry at The SCOAN. On the contrary, many of the things I see there on Emmanuel TV (especially the deliverance) baffle me. However, I have seen enough to know that Joshua is a humble servant of God with quite extraordinary powers he is unequivocally using to uplift society. In my view, he is the best pastor to have come from these shores - with an uncompromising message of salvation, an admirable array of charitable projects and real solutions provided to people who come with myriads of diverse problems.
So, on the argument dealing with his tendency to deliver ‘negative’ predictions, I think this is a case of blaming the messenger for delivering his message. It is sadly indicative of the state of our society and nation and the type of seed we have collectively been planting. As one commenter on the issues arising from Joshua’s prophecy opined, “It's the prophecies of prosperity and ‘it shall be well with the abominable’ that has destroyed any remaining chance for Nigeria's restructuring. The ‘prophecy of doom’ is to the sharpening of man… Let those who prophesy prosperity tell us what has come of it save the acute and nauseating love for money which, as the Holy Book says, is the root of all evil.”
Everyone wants to hear good tidings but how many are genuinely pursuing a righteous and just course that will amalgamate in a tide-turning shift within Nigeria’s political and socio-economic landscape. God cannot break His own Divine statutes, set in stone from the earth’s formation, the principle of seed-time and harvest. If we continue to harbour corruption, celebrate decadence and have a compromising conflict of deeds and words, what then do we expect God to reveal to His servants about our future? Indeed, a flick through our national dailies reveals enough about the actions and attitude of our nation, its leaders and inhabitants, especially that of our youth, to know that a bleak future awaits us unless there is a radical change.
On Joshua’s revelation without apparent corresponding action and subsequent redemption, I believe the majority of people who heard about the prophecy and quickly drew such abrasive conclusions never actually took the time out to watch the video released on YouTube to the very end. Joshua is very explicit in explaining this issue. He said, “I have been wrestling with certain things. When I say, wrestle, it’s an issue that I keep praying and asking God, ‘What I’m seeing should be changed.’ But God said, ‘No, the whole nation should come together and pray’. So, when I’m hearing my country should come also and pray together, that is when I will come out and tell you what I am seeing in the vision. When I see a vision and I know I can handle it myself, I don’t need to tell you. I will call the wise men and we’ll pray. But when I know that this thing is not possible for me alone and my people to do, I will come out to tell you that this is what I have seen.”
If our eyes were opened spiritually, perhaps we would be privy to see devastating events on the verge of occurring within Nigeria that were forestalled through the prayers of God’s people at SCOAN, the news of which will never reach our earthly ears. Aside from this, the prophet prayed and enjoined the nation to join him. Did we?
I believe many of those blindly criticising the prophet are not well versed with his ministry or accustomed to watching Emmanuel TV. This prophecy is not an isolated proclamation. Indeed, every week, Prophet Joshua prophesies to individuals in the church with uncanny speed, accuracy and consistency. Whether its prayer for the terminally ill, reconciliation of a broken family, deliverance of people under demonic oppression or charity to the widow, orphan and reformed militant, Prophet Joshua is settling real problems with real solutions. It seems to me both insolent and incoherent to suggest he is just a ‘prophet of doom’ who capitalises on misfortunes to project his name. Please, don’t base your view on a single news report.
On a related note, Pastor Enoch Adeboye whose global influence on his flock and command on the common Nigerian is almost inestimable prayed for President Jonathan in his Redeemed Camp just a few hours before the ill-fated crash. The question beckons, did he not have any such revelation about the tragic events on the verge of unfolding merely hours after his public prayer with the President knelt before him? If so, were his prayers effective? Respected Nigerian journalist Femi Adesina of The Sun Newspaper, wrote in his column this week, “Didn’t Pastor Adeboye see the crash as he prayed with President Jonathan? Didn’t the Lord reveal it to him? Couldn’t he have interceded, so that the monumental tragedy would be averted… ‘The secret of the Lord is with those that fear Him,’ says the Good Book. So, why didn’t the Lord confide in Adeboye about the Bayelsa crash, which was to happen some hours after Jonathan had come for prayers… I’m sure the pastor himself must have been somewhat embarrassed when he heard the news.”
The reason I write this is not to gloat or in any way suggest Adeboye’s spiritual incompetence. I just believe it’s time Nigeria recognises who is who in God’s vineyard. Baba Adeboye is a fine preacher but, in my own humble opinion, not a prophet. This is evidenced by his yearly prophetic declarations which are almost nonsensical in nature if perceived to be divinely inspired. He declares simple biblical principles and realities of life and packages them with the title ‘prophecy’ on a yearly basis. It’s high time someone like Adeboye can publicly acknowledges God’s gift in his brother in the vineyard, instead of the baseless bickering, crude condemnation and pulpit-judgement that have caused division within the Nigerian church fold for far too long.
I believe our nation should recognise God’s voice in this trying time and acknowledge the potential pastors, who are genuinely doing God’s work, have to bring Divine direction to those in the helm of affairs in this nation, if they are willing to listen. Who knows - if President Jonathan had visited Joshua for prayer on that fateful day, perhaps Kaduna would still be with its Governor and the deaths of six men would have been averted...
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / UEFA Draw: Arsenal Vs FC Bayern Muchen, Real Madrid Vs Manchester United by ceomike: 11:55am On Dec 20, 2012|
Arsenal would play in the second round of the Champions League. Arsenal were second so they had to play the top of another group. Manchester United would play Real Madrid and FC Barcelona plays AC Milan
Galatasaray vs Fc Schalke
Arsenal vs Bayern Muchen
Celtic vs Juventus
Milan vs Fc barcelona
Malaga vs Paris Saint German
FC Porto vs Malaga
Shakakhtar vs Borussia Dortmund
|Travel / Five Places To Visit During Xmas In Lagos by ceomike: 10:37pm On Dec 15, 2012|
If you live in Lagos or you would be around Lagos during the holidays then you can find this article very helpful.
Aside been the busiest state in Nigeria, Lagos can also prove it has the best when it comes to relaxation. I would through a list of five healthy and fun areas to visit in Lagos State.
Minimum Budget - Single : N3,000 , Family of Five - N10,000
Located in Victoria Island,The Galleria is an household name and would be a cool spot for you if you plan to go off the mainland this Christmas season. It features cinemas,games spots, boutiques,food and ice cream spots. There are a lot you can enjoy there. Good for the family.
Minimum Budget - Single : N3,000 , Family of Five - N10,000
Very much like the Galleria, the E-Centre is another wonderful point located on the mainland. Suitated in Yaba and very close to some of Nigeria's oldest and top institution like University of Lagos, Yaba College of Technology,LUTH and West Africa Examination Council. E- Centre is a place for the family. It also features cinemas, games spots, boutiques and many more.
Lekki Conservation Centre
Minimum Budget - Single : N1,000 Family of Five - N5,000 ( Excluding Feeding)
Perhaps one of my best when it comes to tourism in Nigeria. Lekki Conservation Centre could turn out to not only be fun but also very educative. It boast of a natural habitat, home to flying monkeys, one of Nigeria's oldest tortoise,crocodiles(don't panic) and some fun games. You also have a chance to climb a tree house almost the height of a three storey building. You should expect to pay a cheap gate fee and take your food along.
The Palms Shopping Mall
Budget: Largely depends on what you want to do
Whether you plan to shop, watch movies or just have any kind of fun, then you can visit The Palms located in Lekki. If you do not go with cash, then you might regret it. There is really nothing you cannot buy there. Its a nice place for the family or just anybody.
Oniru Beach, Victoria Island
This is my pick if you love beaches. Oniru is a privately owned beach and sure has everything you need when you need a nice beach experience this Christmas. You should give it a try
My holiday move would be first visiting The Palms Lekki, watch a movie there and get some nice foodstuff to take with me to Lekki Conservation Centre.
|Phones / How To Turn Your Samsung Galaxy Into A Wifi Hotspot by ceomike: 9:24pm On Dec 15, 2012|
This short and easy tip could be one of the best you have ever got if you are one of those that have been disappointed by poor internet connections in Nigeria. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S and run a good network on it then you can smile.
Samsung has made it possible for you to share your local internet connection on your phone to other devices. The new feature in the Galaxy S can connect several systems using the network or internet bundle you have subscribed to on your GSM network. Provided you are served well by MTN, Zain, Glo or Etisalat then you can apply this technique. This is one of Samsung's brightest tool
1. Purchase a mobile internet bundle (for example, MTN cost N100 for 100mb)
2. Go in the Samsung Galaxy S’s Settings menu.
3. Locate Wireless and Network and press Enter
4. Tap Tethering and portable hotspot.
5. Press Portable Wifi Hotspot Settings
6. Leave the "Do not show again" as it is and press OK
7. Tap "Configure portable Wifi hotspot" and enter a Name for your Wifi
8. Tap Open under the Security section
9. Click on WPA2 PSK
10. Enter a password of eight characters and press save
11. Move to your laptop or tablet pc and try tosearch for new wireless networks
Its just so easy...
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Arsenal Signs Mega Deal Worth £150m by ceomike: 1:05pm On Nov 23, 2012|
Arsenal have signed a mega five year deal with Emirates for the team's shirt sponsorship that would run till the 2018/2019 season. The deal is worth a record £150m
A happy Ivan Garzidis said after the deal was signed :
"This is an exciting day for Arsenal Football Club and all our supporters.
"This agreement is a testimony to Arsenal's approach and to the capabilities we have developed in recent years as well as the strength of our partnership with Emirates.
"The original deal with Emirates was a key facilitator of our move from Highbury and this next phase of our relationship will be just as critical to keep us at the top of the game in England and Europe.
"Emirates is the perfect partner for Arsenal and we are delighted to have agreed a new partnership. Emirates is a world-class brand and by flying to more than 120 destinations across six continents has a truly global reach.
"This reach will play an important role in our own ambitions to further extend the depth of our following around the world. The fact this partnership will continue for many years to come underlines how much both organisations value and benefit from the relationship."
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Report: Theo Walcott Set To Extend Arsenal Contract by ceomike: 10:14am On Nov 20, 2012|
According to Goal, Theo Walcott has moved a step closer to signing a deal with Arsenal.
Walcott contract talks have been stalled for a while as the winger rejected a deal worth £75,000 per week wanting £100,000. The player according to reports has agreed to reduce his demands to £90,000 and Arsenal looks set to upo theirs to £80,000.
Theo Walcott has always said he loved the club and wants to stay if they can both reach an agreement. With things working out this way, Walcott could put pen to paper by Christmas and would not go the way of Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri
Arsene Wenger has also said he would not sell Walcott in January and expects him to make a decision before Christmas. Wenger has also assured Walcott of a striker role if he stays
|Business / Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users by ceomike: 10:34pm On Oct 04, 2012|
Social Media Giants announced on Tuesday through Mark Zuckerberg that it has now it more than 1 billion users which isa remarkable acheivement.
Zuckerberg announced this on his Facebook page and also admitted the social media giants are in challenging times after going public.
"We're in a tough cycle now and that doesn't help morale, but people are focused on what they're building."
"There's 5 billion people in the world who have phones, so we should be able to serve many more people and grow the user base there
|Educational Services / Steps To Take Before You Apply For Study In USA by ceomike: 7:14am On Aug 03, 2012|
I know a lot of young Nigerian undergraduates and graduates would seek an opportunity to travel to study in USA. In this write-up, I would just give you useful hint on the requirements, how to about it and people you should see.
Before applying to study in any American school, you should be ready to take some test in Nigeria that you would add to your application. So we take a look at documents you should have before applying.
If you do not have an international passport, then you are not ready to study abroad. Before you even think of an American education, you must have a passport. To apply for a passport, you can visit Nigeria Immigration Service website. If you are not a citizen of Nigeria and you are reading this, then you need to visit your country's immigration service.
Test and Examinations
American universities always require that prospective students have good scores in certain test accepted by the school. Now, I know some institutions might not ask you for it or say it is optional but what you should know is that it keeps you safe. That is one of the reasons a lot of students are refused visa at the embassy. You need to have to prove to them at the embassy that you can stand the education in America.
Now to the test, undergraduates would be required to take TOEFL and SAT (and graduates would take GRE and TOEFL. I would explain these exams now.
1. TOEFL - This is an acronym for Test Of English As A Foreign Language. It is a test organised by ETS and its main aim is to test how well you speak English. It test how well you would communicate with the common American and how you can interpret or communicate in writing. Its really not a big deal test but it could count at the embassy so take it serious. Undergraduate and Graduates can submit this.
2. SAT - The Scholastic Aptitude Test is strictly for undergraduates. The exam test your ability to cope with the education system in USA as an undergraduate. It also acts as a screening test so it is highly important you prepare for this test. There are lots of centers in Lagos and other cities in Nigeria where you can register for the test. I would refer you to some at the end of the article.
3. GRE - Graduate Records Examinations is well spelled out. It is strictly for those who want to have their masters program in USA. This exam would be used to test your ability to do well in USA. Some schools might not require it but it is better you take it. You could use as a tool to show how serious and intelligent you are when applying for a visa. It might not be important but its always necessary.
A transcript is a document that contains a record of all your scores in secondary school or the university. If you are an undergraduate, your transcript is a record of your scores from your first year in the college to the last. It is different from your WAEC or NECO results. It is your report card in school.You can get this from your college.
For graduates, your transcripts is a record of all your scores and CGPA in the university. You can always apply for that from your university's Student Records Center or see your Student Union Government for assistance.
Don't think you can gain entrance to US, if you have a disease that can spread via air like tuberculosis. You would be required to prove you have been immunized and you are free from some transferable diseases.This would be documented and signed by a doctor.
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|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Arsenal's Backary Sagna, Mertesacker And Podolski Learning Azonto by ceomike: 2:22pm On Jul 29, 2012|
Arsenal stars did arrive Nigeria and we got this photo of Per Mertesacker, Lucas Podolski and Backary Sagna learning to do a Nigerian dance with dance queen, Kaffy.
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Arsenal Stars To Arrive Nigeria On Saturday by ceomike: 6:06pm On Jul 26, 2012|
Arsenal stars Bacary Sagna, Lukas Podolski, Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker will be arriving Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday
The Club announced on their Facebook Page:
"On Sunday they'll be sitting down for a Q&A in partnership with Malta Guinness and Airtel, so submit your questions below and we'll pick the best ones to put to the players. Remember to let us know which player your question is for!"
|Computers / Spectranet Is Messing Up Real Bad by ceomike: 4:09pm On Jul 26, 2012|
Has anyone noticed some website don't open on Spectranet like Facebook and Blogger
Its really annoying because I sent them a mail and no reply.
When its time for renewal they call you. When they are about to have issues, they would never call. They are just selfish.
They hardly pick their calls and when they the customer care agent knows nothing but promises what they cannot give.
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Arsenal FC Wins Markus Liebehr's Cup. by ceomike: 10:22pm On Jul 14, 2012|
Henri Lansbury was the goal scorer as Arsenal defeated Anderlecht of Belgium 1-0 while Gervinho scored a pretty goal to see Arsenal draw with Southampton at the Markus Liebehr Cup .Videos at http://www.arsetalks.com/2012/07/arsenal-wins-markus-liebehr-cup-watch.html
|Celebrities / P Square Loses Mum by ceomike: 8:54am On Jul 13, 2012|
Popular artiste, P Square have lost their mum, Josephine Okoye
She died after an unlnown sickness
|Music/Radio / Re: New Song: Duncan Mighty Ft Shaggy - Wine It by ceomike: 8:38pm On Jun 27, 2012|
Nigerian artiste are doing great bro
|Religion / Church Members Barred From Discussing Chris Okotie’s Marriage by ceomike: 8:36pm On Jun 27, 2012|
Members of the Household of God Church have been barred not to discuss issues pertaining to the recent divorce of the founder of the Rev. Chris Okotie and ex- wife Stephanie Henshaw so as not to destroy themselves and also the church.
The members have been asked to respect the decision of the Pastor, considering the portion of the Bible that urged Christians to “get rid of the finger that could lead them to hell.”
|Celebrities / Asamoah Gyan Slaps A Carpenter For Calling Him Names by ceomike: 8:33pm On Jun 27, 2012|
According to a Ghanian Radio station, Happy FM, Ghanian soccer star, Asamoah Gyan got furious and slapped a poor carpenter for calling him “Over The Bar”.
Read Happy FM’s report below….
Ghana captain John Mensah is begging Ghanaians on behalf of his colleague Asamoah Gyan for the unfortunate incident that occurred last Monday in the Eastern Region.
A persistent innuendo by Frank Giage, a carpenter, infuriated the Al Ain Forward, who descended on him, giving him dirty slaps. The incident occurred when Gyan, in the company of some Black Stars players and celebrities, made a stopover at Linda Dor Restaurant, near Kibi in the Eastern Region.
The carpenter followed Ghana in his comfy Escalade cream 4X4 casting insinuations and referring to him as “over the bar’. The player and those who were with him cautioned the victim to stop following Gyan but he persisted, compelling Gyan to alight and give him a dirty slap. Many condemned Gyan for his action considering the fact that he is a star and recently crowned peace ambassador. Consequently, John Mensah pleaded on ‘Baby Jet’s behalf for the unfortunate incident saying, “I was not around when the incident occurred, but I must say I am sorry for the incident.
The victim should have also considered that errors are part of the game – and the fact that the incident is past and gone and should not be revisited. “In as much as we need the fans because they play very important role in our careers, they should be tolerant and be patient with us,” Mensah said on Happy FM.
The victim did not sound remorseful for his action and even promised that he will repeat it whenever he comes across the player. The Stars and their celebrities’ counterparts travelled in a convoy last Saturday to Kumasi for the 6th Stars Soccer Fiesta Reloaded. The unfortunate incident happened on their return to the capital city on Monday evening.
|Music/Radio / New Song: Duncan Mighty Ft Shaggy - Wine It by ceomike: 11:07am On Jun 27, 2012|
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Download new hit by Duncan Mighty ft Shaggy. The song is Wine it
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|Music/Radio / Download All Tracks: Modenine - Occupy The Throne Mixtapes by ceomike: 11:23pm On Jun 26, 2012|
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|Foreign Affairs / Pastor Arrested For Stealing $18m by ceomike: 12:36pm On Jun 26, 2012|
Pastor and Founder of one of Singapore's richest church has been arrested in Singapore by a Corporate Affairs Department, a police unit for embezzling of about $18m donated by members of his church.
The church, City Harvest Church boast a size of 30,000 members was registered as a charity and its one of the largest and riches churches in Singapore.
Pastor Kong Hee and four other executives were arrested for diverting $18m (SG$23m) earmarked for charitable projects and spent money on a bid by the pastor’s wife, Ho Yeow Sun, to launch an evangelical music career in the United States.
The church, which has affiliates in neighbouring Malaysia and other countries, is famous for services that resemble pop concerts.
“It’s confirmed that five persons were arrested and Kong Hee is one of them,” a police spokesman told AFP.
All five, who are out on bail, have also been suspended from their church positions.
Kong and his wife, whose whereabouts were unknown, became minor celebrities in Singapore for launching the church, which authorities estimate had a congregation of about 33,000 and net assets of Sg$103 million in 2009.
In a post on popular microblogging site Twitter on Tuesday morning, Kong tweeted a Bible Psalm in Mandarin saying God will protect him from evil.
Authorities began an investigation in 2010 after receiving complaints about the misuse of the funds, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, which oversees charitable institutions, said in a press release.
“Financial irregularities of at least Sg$23 million from the Charity’s funds have been discovered,” it said.
“There was a concerted effort to conceal this movement of funds from its stakeholders.”
The five will be charged in court on Wednesday and if convicted, each of them could face life imprisonment as well as a fine.
Church officials contacted by AFP did not comment.
In 2009, a prominent Buddhist monk heading one of Singapore’s largest charities was jailed for six months for misappropriating hospital funds and lying about it to authorities.
|Politics / US Adds Boko Haram To "Terrorist " List by ceomike: 10:03pm On Jun 21, 2012|
The United States on Thursday named three alleged leaders of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram as "foreign terrorists," the first time it has blacklisted members of the Islamist group blamed for attacks across Africa's most populous nation.
The State Department identified the three as Abubakar
Shekau, calling him the "most visible" leader of the group, and
Abubakar Adam Kambar and Khalid al-Barnawi, who it said were
tied both to Boko Haram and to al Qaeda's north African wing.
"These designations demonstrate the United States' resolve
in diminishing the capacity of Boko Haram to execute violent
attacks," it said, saying that Boko Haram or associated
militants were responsible for more than 1,000 deaths in the
past 18 months.
The action by the State and Treasury Departments, first
reported by Reuters on Wednesday, followed growing pressure on the Obama administration to take stronger action against Boko
Haram, which has stepped up attacks on Christian places of
worship this year in its drive to establish an Islamic caliphate
in northern Nigeria.
U.S. officials say the decision to list individual Boko
Haram members, rather than apply the more sweeping "Foreign
Terrorist Organization" label to the group as a whole as some
U.S. lawmakers have demanded, reflected a desire not to elevate
the group's profile.
"We took this measure to designate these three because they
are clearly kingpins of Boko Haram and clearly all of them have
advocated terrorism as a weapon," State Department spokeswoman
Victoria Nuland told a news briefing.
"We're continuing to look at the question of a broader
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