Wednesday, June 23, 2021

DID YOU KNOW? Coca-Cola Is The Smartest Company In The World (See What They Did)

June 23, 2021

 


Couple of days ago, one of the world best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo did something unexpected to American multinational beverage company.

Something that got the whole world talking.

What Could That Possibly Be?🤔

In a viral video Ronaldo picked up two Coca-Cola bottles and put them out of sight before holding up his water bottle and saying: “Drink water.” Coca-Cola reportedly lost a staggering $5.2 billion some hours later.

Like I said earlier, in my opinion, I see nothing wrong with what CR7 did. I don’t think he has demarketing coca cola in mind in doing that. He may not have anything in mind.

How Did Coca-Cola Respond To CR7’s Action?

They responded by producing a bottle water and attached it to each Coca-Cola drink bottle. Wow! That was amazing! Why buy water when Coca-Cola comes with water?😂

Coca-Cola knew that Ronaldo is not trying to demarket them. They did not allow the media rants trigger them to release unnecessary statement. They understood the message behind his action. They also knew how influential CR7 is, that they cannot fight him and win; instead, they might lose more value and money.

You and I know that regular consumption of Coca-Cola drinks can lead to higher blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. But water doesn’t.

I know a Nigerian company would want to fight CR7 for this. Reason why we are still backward till date.😏

My advice is that, you don’t necessarily have to fight always. At times, when people criticize your business for whatever reason, instead of giving up or retaliating, cease the moment, improve and make more money off it. Be like Coca-Cola!

Indeed,

Coca-Cola Is The Smartest Company In The World!

What Business Lesson Did You Learn From This?

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See Davido’s Biggest Five Achievements, In Ten Years (Wizkid Did No. 5 Twice)

June 23, 2021

 


For a decade, Davido has been one of the most influential artists in Africa. And, his run hasn’t even ended yet.

Davido emerged on the scene in 2011, with “Back When,” a collaboration with popular rapper, Naeto C. He however was catapaulted to stardom by his smash hit “Dami Duro,” the second single from his debut studio album “Omo Baba Olowo.”

Over the course of ten years, he has been one of the biggest musicians out of Africa. He’s broken records, set records and made history. Here’s five of Davido‘s greatest achievement to date.

Next Rated 

In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated award at The Headies. The award, which was the most prestigious Award in Nigeria, at the time had previously been won by AsaWandecoal and his biggest rival, Wizkid, who won the award one year before Davido.

Aye

Davido released the T-Spize-produced song “Aye” on February 1, 2014. The video for the song was directed by Clarence Peters and released on February 7, 2014. In the video, Davido plays a poor farmer who falls in love with the prince’s fiancé.

Aye” reshaped Afrobeats, it was nominated for over 11 awards whilst still winning quite a few.
David Drake of Pitchfork opined that “Aye” is “perhaps the sweetest song of devotion yet written.” It was the most-watched video in Nigeria on YouTube in 2014 according to Google.

It was in the top 5 songs in Nigeria for the year 2014 according to @YNaija. It was also #81 of FADER’s 116 best tracks of 2014 in the USA. It has so far garnered 64 Million views on YouTube alone, it had great impact on French-speaking countries once again, it’s still charting in France & Canada’s Apple Music.

It has over 100 Million combined streams and still receives numerous covers to date, one of which recently got over 10 Million views on YouTube.

IF & Fall

Davido’s 2017 run was simply legendary!

He released “If” on February 17, 2017 (prod. by Tekno). Certified Gold in the USA 🇺🇸 for selling over 500K units, “If” has grossed over 128 Million views on YouTube and is also certified Diamond in South Africa.

He released “Fall” on June 2, 2017. It was one of the top-100-most-Shazam-searched singles in America in January 2019, and was a top-10 record in New York! In February 2019, “Fall” became the longest charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history (59 wks) on WDSS, Billboard.

Fall, undoubtedly reshaped Afrobeats, it has so far surpassed 55 Million Spotify streams, is first Afrobeats song to hit 200 Million views on YouTube and has sold over 1.5 Million units worldwide, certified Gold in Canada & USA, platinum in South Africa.

BET Awards

Davido won Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards, becoming the first African artist to receive his award on the main stage. In his acceptance speech, he urged patrons and American artists to visit Africa and eat the food.

O2 Arena 

In January 2019, Davido singlehandedly sold out The O2 Arena in London, a year after Wizkid sold out the 20,000 capacity venue. Wizkid also sold out the venue in 2019, for the second time, many months after Davido did.

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DID YOU KNOW? Biafra Cannot Solve The Current Problems In Igboland (See Why)

June 23, 2021

 


The Igbo people, natively Ṇ́dị́ Ìgbò, present-day south-central and southeastern Nigerians, are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa.

The Igbo populations are found in Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea, as well as outside Africa.

Biafra

Talking about Biafra–Biafra is an ancient kingdom dominated by the Igbo-speaking people of West African subregion.

The name Biafra was derived from two Igbo words ‘bia'(come) and ‘fra'(take). And the Republic of Biafra, existed from May 1967 to January 1970 during the Nigerian Civil War.

To cut the story short, right now an average Igbo man or woman believed that the restoration of Biafra would make life easier and better. But how true is that? I doubt!

Osu Caste System

 

Have you heard the word OSU before? Perhaps you have or haven’t; either ways, I’m going to briefly tell you what it is.

The Osu Caste System is an ancient practice in Igboland that discourages social interaction and marriage with a group of people, referred to as Osu (outcasts). This is because they allegedly dedicated the Osu people to the Alusis (deities) and are thus seen as inferior to the “Nwadiala” (free-borns).

The OSU caste system has been abolished in several times by Igbo traditional rulers, but despite all that, Osu caste system refuses to go in Igboland.

I’m a Rivers man, but I know so much about the Igbos because my mom is from there, I schooled there too. As a matter of fact, I’m writing from Abia state(Igboland).

Problems In Igboland

The If Igbos are not united. Tribalism, favoritism, discrimination and hates within themselves. Maybe that’s the reason why they’re yet to  achieve Biafra referendum.🤷

Equal Right & Justice

We are all humans and citizens of Nigeria by birth and right. We should be treated equally.The OSU caste system should be abolished completely. Till then, y’all are not serious with Biafra referendum.

YOU MAY AGREE OR DISAGREE.

Biafra Cannot Solve The Current Problems In Igboland

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QUICK TALK! Why Do Men Lose Interest In Women After Sleeping With Them?

June 23, 2021

 


Some ladies may be having an affair with their “lover”, they had a great time together, but he is no longer answering his phones and looks to be unable to meet your demands.

You may have fallen in love with him, but he vanished that night after having a taste from you, it happens to me at times whenever I have sex with a woman I don’t have many feelings for, the love disappears after having a taste of her, but I always try to make myself available for her, even after the whole scenario.

Dear readers, what do you think of this and how many guys feel this way?

Why Do Men Lose Interest In Women After Sleeping With Them?

Over to you.

OPINION!! Nigerian Celebrities Are Richer, Spend Money Than American Celebrities (See How)

June 23, 2021

 


This sounds funny right? Hold on let me explain why I said Nigerian celebrities are richer and spend more than foreign celebrities.

In Nigeria, we buy and completely pay for our goods and services. House, cars and all that. But in foreign countries they pay by installment.

For instance, Drake might purchase a car of $100M and deposit $10M initial payment to the seller, and the car will be released to him but not so in Nigeria.

In Nigeria, Davido, Wizkid or Burnaboy would make the $100M payment at once before going home with the car.

You see the difference now? Our Nigerian celebrities deserve some RESPECT and accolades.

YOU MAY AGREE OR DISAGREE.

Nigerian Celebrities Are Richer, Spend Money Than American Celebrities (See How)

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How to download media from your WhatsApp story to your phone

June 23, 2021


 Whatsapp is unarguably one of the most popular messaging platforms and with its story feature, users get to upload text, images, and videos that only mutual contacts can view.

On WhatsApp stories, the shared texts, photos, and videos are automatically deleted in 24 hours.

A downside to this feature is that WhatsApp does not enable the download of shared images, videos, or GIFs in the statuses directly to your phone’s gallery.

In this piece, we share two ways to download media from your WhatsApp story to your phone:

Use a third-party application to download the statuses

There are various third-party applications on Google Playstore that aid the download of pictures and videos to your phone.

The search query ‘WhatsApp story saver’ will open you to a plethora of applications to choose from.

You must have viewed multiple WhatsApp Status articles on your phone before they appear in the third-party app.

Select the photos or videos you want to save and tap the ‘save’ option. All files will be saved in the gallery of your device.

Locate the Android WhatsApp status folder

Interestingly, the WhatsApp story you want to download is already saved in your device memory.

All you have to do is locate a single hidden folder called ‘statuses’, view the folder, and copy the status you want to a new folder.

To access the memory of your device, go to the WhatsApp folder. On the WhatsApp folder, tap ‘media’ and locate ‘statuses.’

Copy the image or video you want to save and paste it into a new folder.

If you didn’t see the ‘statuses’ folder, open the Google Files app, go to settings and enable ‘show hidden files’.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Twitter Ban: Nigerian Government Threatens To Suspend Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Others

June 22, 2021

 The Nigerian Government has threatened to suspend all social media platforms that allow their apps to be used to propagate division of the country through inflammatory statements or posts.

The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this before the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Information, Justice, and Communication on Tuesday at the National Assembly in Abuja while answering questions on the ban on Twitter, a microblogging site.

He said Twitter made its platform available as a choice for people who want to destabilise and cause disunity in Nigeria.  

"We want Twitter to be registered first in the country before they can operate," he said. 

On whether any channel of dialogue had been opened with Twitter, the minister said "we tried to but they rebuffed us. They are not known to us. They are not registered, but we hope we will be able to engage them", as he lamented that the organisation had no investment in Nigeria, but in Ghana, while the target market was Nigeria. 

The minister also denied the widely held opinion that the move was intended to stifle free speech and press freedom. 

"There was no intention of the federal government to stifle free speech in the country. The only reason we suspended Twitter is that it was promoting disunity. Its activities are inimical to the unity of the country," Mohammed insisted. 

He said the government would not hesitate to suspend other social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Google hangout, and others if they are found to be promoting posts or statements capable of destabilising the country. 

There was a mild drama when the Convener, Coalition in Defence Of Nigerian Democracy, Ariyo Dare Atoye who was at the venue of the hearing raised his hand to contribute but was ruled out of order and shut down by the Chairman of the Committee, Olusegun Odebunmi. 

Odebunmi insisted that only the minister would be allowed to make a presentation. 

Ariyo said he was a Nigerian and a user of Twitter, noting that it was wrong for the committee chairman to rule him out of order. 

The activist added that the National Assembly is meant for all Nigerians and that he was at the hearing to observe the investigative hearing and ask questions as a Nigerian. 

He said the minister was wrong in his presentation, adding that he defended the need for Nigeria to have independent media when he was in the opposition. 

He wondered how the same person changed overnight to become an advocate of regulated social media. 

Meanwhile, some of the committee members expressed concern at the decision and action of the executive to suspend Twitter, stating that the country was sliding into totalitarianism.

My father refused to train me because I’m a girl child – Actress Eucharia Anunobi

June 22, 2021

 Veteran actress, Eucharia Anunobi, has revealed that her father refused to train her beyond high school because she was a female child.

The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of herself, as she celebrated her achievements and recounted her experiences while growing up.

She wrote, “If you are still in doubt about God’s grace, read the caption below.

“I’m still in awe of God. He changes destinies in a twinkling of an eye. He is the rule breaker.

“He doesn’t need anyone’s permission to bless someone.

“Just look at the girl, whose rich father refused to train after high school, that he had no need for a girl child; that the female gender is useless to him and can’t carry his name anywhere.

“That he rather concentrates and trains the male children to any level of education that they desire.

“This girl child struggled all by herself, and is a model, a former beauty queen, a famous superstar actress, and a preacher.

“Now that girl child is a Ph.D. holder in Christian Education and Ministerial Arts.

“And she has engraved her father’s name on the map of the world and still carving it and will keep carving it until the return of Jesus Christ.

“I am that girl child and my name is Apostle Dr Eucharia Akuwa Anunobi. Celebrate God on my behalf”

President Buhari Approves FG's Team To Engage With Twitter Over Suspension

June 22, 2021


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government's Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.

The approval was announced in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who will chair the team.

The Federal Government's team also comprises the Attorney General of the Federation and Honourable Minister of Justice, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment as well as other relevant government agencies.

LAGOS STATE NEW TRAFFIC RULES: Offences And Their Fines

June 22, 2021

 1. Driving without a Driver’s licence – Impound vehicle.



2. Driving of any vehicle by person under 18 – N30,000.

3. Driving with fake number plates – N30,000, 3 years in prison.

4. Driving with forged vehicle particulars – 6 months in prison.

5. Driving with fake driver’s licence – 6 months in prison.

6. Driving without road worthiness – Impound vehicle.

7. Driving only yellow – N80,000. Enforce painting

8. Driving without Hackey permit – Impound vehicle.

9. No display of Hackey permit – Impound vehicle

10. Kabu Kabu without permit – Impound vehicle

11. Disobeying LASTMA Officer – N30,000/
Impound vehicle.

12. Neglect of traffic direction light – 3 months in prison.

13. Smoking while driving – N30,000/Impound vehicle.

14. Physically assault traffic officer – N50,000/6 months in prison.

15. Driving without full light – N50,000.

16. Driving with worn out tyre – N30,000.

17. Driving without spare tyre – N30,000

18. Driving smoking vehicle – N30,000

19. No fire extinguisher – N30,000

20. Broken windscreen – N30,000

21. Tinted windscreen – N30,000

22. Eating and driving with one hand – 3 months in prison.

23. One way driving – 3 years in prison

24. Driving without fasten seat blt – N30,000

25. Not painting a commercial vehicle the approved colour – N50,000

26. No car hire service permit – 1st 20,000; 2nd N30,000, Impond vehicle

27. Parking on yellow line on any public highway/

illegal parking – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000

28. Vehicle crossing double yellow line/center line – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000.

29. Staying within the yellow junction box (offside rule) – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000

30. Failure to yield to right of the way of pedestrian at zebra crossing – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000

31. Failure to give to traffic on the left at a roundabout – 1st N20,000; subsequent N30,000.

32. Driving on walkway or kerb – Impound

33. Reversing on the highway & parking on walkways – 50,000 naira

34. Obstruction of traffic -20,000 naira

35. Picking/Dropping passengers on illegal B/stop -50,000 naira

36. Driving on BRT lanes – 70,000 naira.

BREAKING: Senate confirms Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

June 22, 2021

 The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Major General  Farouk Yahaya, as the new Chief of Army Staff.

The red chamber took the decision following the consideration of the report of its joint committee on Defence and Army led by senators Aliyu Wamakko and Ali Ndume.

The President of the Senate had on June 2, referred the request of the  President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for Yahaya’s confirmation to the committees.

The Defence Committee which is chaired by Wamakko was mandated to be the lead panel to screen the newly appointed Army Chief.

Details later….

Monday, June 21, 2021

BREAKING: INEC may disqualify APGA from contesting Anambra governorship poll -Okeke faction

June 21, 2021

 A faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, led by Jude Okeke, on Monday, expressed the fears that the Independent National Electoral Commission might exclude the party from the Anambra governorship election slated for November 6.

The Publicity Secretary of the Okeke-led faction of the party, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, stated this in Abuja while addressing journalists on the development within the party.

The group accused the Victor Oye-led faction of the party of alleged refusal to submit the statutory 21 days notice on the Special Ward Congress to the Commission.

Chukwunyere specifically said the Oye faction did not duly notify INEC on the plan to hold ward congresses ahead of the governorship poll within the 21 days recommended by its regulations and Section 85 of the Electoral Act.

The Publicity Secretary, who distributed copies of the INEC letter confirming the non-receipt of APGA’s 21 days notification, said the Electoral umpire had communicated its position on the matter to the Okeke’s faction in two separate letters.

In one of the letters, obtained by our correspondent, the commission addressed his position to the principal counsel of a law firm, Omas and Partners, who had earlier written and asked for the information while relying on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

The letter dated June 18, 2021 and signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, read, “This is to inform you that the commission did not receive the statutory 21 days’ notice for the nomination of APGA Anambra State governorship candidate from Victor Oye led APGA.

“Accordingly, the commission did not monitor the said ward congress and as such, there is no monitoring report of the Commission.”

The second letter, also signed by Oriaran-Anthony, and addressed to the National Chairman of APGA also read, “Please refer to your letter dated June 16, 2021 forwarding the list of delegates for the nomination of APGA’s Governorship Candidate in the forthcoming Anambra State Governorship Election.

“This is to notify you that the records of the Commission indicate that APGA did not duly notify the Commission of the date of the Congress where the ad hoc delegates were elected as required by Section 85 of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended)

“Accordingly the Commission is unable to confirm if the Ad hoc Delegates list submitted by your party is the outcome of a democratic process as required by Section 87(7) of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended).

“The Commission wishes to emphasize the need for full compliance with all legal requirements for the conduct of Party Primaries as earlier communicated in the Commissions letter to your Party dated 37 June 2021 (REF: INEC/DEPM/UPPM/119/1/37).”

Chukwunyere alleged that the two letters by INEC have therefore rendered APGA’s governorship primary being proposed for Wednesday, June 23, as an exercise in futility because “the use of invalid delegate list will exclude the party from the election.”

Chukwunyere further alleged that the Okeke faction remains the only option and hope for APGA to have a candidate in the Anambra Governorship Election since it had dully submitted all the notices.

Chukwunyere said, “We are aware of the position of INEC on this matter. As disheartening as it is, there is still hope for the party.

“Although the Oye faction had missed the issuance of statutory notice, all hope is not lost if the party backs the Okeke faction.”

“This is because the Okeke faction has served all valid notices for the APGA primary in Anambra. It is important to join hands with the faction now if the party must take part in the election,” he added.

Do You Agree?? Igbos Will Lose More If Nigeria Breaks Up – Okorocha

June 21, 2021

 


Rochas Okorocha, the Senator representing Imo West, has cautioned the Southeast against their agitations for Nigeria’s breakup.

Okorocha warned that Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up.

The former Imo State Governor spoke in Abuja while addressing some women groups yesterday.

Okorocha stressed that the Southeast should push towards fixing the country and not its disintegration.

The lawmaker stressed that Igbos are nationalistic in nature, hence they should dismiss the urge for Nigeria’s disintegration.

He said:

“It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and builds a house for his family without feeling insecure. The Igbo’s will lose more if Nigeria divides.

“Most Nigerian leaders who were successful had one thing or the other to do with the Igbos. It is either they married Igbo women or had some links with them. I can call names like, former President, Obasanjo; former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Buba Marwa, just to name a few”.

Southeast groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereignty State of Biafra, MASSOB, have been agitating for the disintegration of Nigeria.

IPOB led by Nnamdi Kanu has been in the forefront, calling for Biafra’s actualization.

Do You Agree that Igbos Will Lose More If Nigeria Breaks Up??

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