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Friday, January 30, 2015

Boko Haram planning to use livestock, cobblers as suicide bombers – FG

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 Boko Haram planning to use livestock, cobblers as suicide bombers – FG

The Federal Government, yesterday, revealed the purported plans by Boko Haram to use male suicide bombers disguised as cobblers (shoe repairers) as well as livestock, like goats, cows, donkeys and camels, to carry out their deadly missions.

According to the Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, “available intelligence reports indicate a plan by Boko Haram to use young male suicide bombers disguised as cobblers to hide explosives in their tool boxes and detonate them on soft target areas such as markets, restaurants, ATM locations, political rallies, worship centres as well as other public places.

“Also, there is indication of a plan by this group to use livestock such as, goats, cows, donkeys and camels laden with explosives to attack chosen targets.

“The general public, including all persons operating within and around the aforementioned places, are advised to be vigilant and mindful of suspicious activities in their environment.”

Omeri stressed that the security agencies might arrest persons, who take their livestock to city centres for grazing, as it had posed a security threat to the people.

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61-year-old woman charged for Alleged $247,000 online dating scam

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 61-year-old woman charged for Alleged $247,000 online dating scam

A 61-year-old woman from Sandford was yesterday, Jan. 29 charged with defrauding almost a quarter of a million dollars from a man she met on an online dating site.  She is faced with 122 counts of Dishonestly Acquiring a Financial Advantage.

Police alleged that Robyn Clare Pearce obtained more $247,000 from a 64-year-old man from New South Wales with the false promise of repaying him the money.

The woman appeared in the Hobart Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to reappear on February 19.

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Oprah Winfrey Turns 61 Today, Beyonce Celebrates Her With A TBT Picture

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Oprah Winfrey Turns 61 Today, Beyonce Celebrates Her With A TBT Picture
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey's turned 61 on Thursday, Jan. 29.  Singer Beyonce shared above #TBT Throw Back Photo to celebrate the great icon and captioned it "Happy birthday, Oprah!"

 

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Business Talk: Basics of a good business plan

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Biztoon illustration, Business Talk: Basics of a good business plan 

Most business failures have been attributed to lack of clear and feasible plan from the beginning.
Although, experts say it may not be possible to have a complete business plan before starting a business, it is compulsory to have the necessary roadmap as guideline for every decision made with respect to the venture.

According to experts, a business plan serves as a roadmap that gives direction and dictates the strategies to be used in achieving a goal.

The Chief Executive Officer, Angela Itambo Company, Mrs Angela Ihunweze, says most people have a business idea they intend to execute but do not follow the scope of what business planning entails.
She adds that some feel it will be a waste of time because when the business opportunity meets with funding, their passion will overshadow all challenges they may encounter.

No matter the type of business, whether, an e-business or working on a multinational planning team, experts say business planning is crucial.

They say a business plan is simple on one hand and can be sophisticated on the other, therefore, they advise start-ups to have an integrated business plan no matter the type of business they operate.
Usually, the traditional business planning approach which involves repetition of the same subject matter as other organisations in terms of setting vision, establishing goals, and getting employee involvement fails according to experts, because the required parts are not integrated, the results are boring, and the process is not completed throughout the company.

Professionals have highlighted the attributes of a good business plan and they include:

It should be market-driven
A business consultant, Mr. Adesola Adigun, says that the market should determine how a business plan will be structured.

Most businesses and plans are primarily driven or determined by market needs and aims, he says.
In writing a good one, he advises that the market should be researched thoroughly and decisions on ways of reaching target customers determined.

He says, “What promotional tactics and marketing channels will you use? How will you price your products or services? What brand positioning do you desire for each? How will you get the needed funds?”

Be simple and explicit
Experts says when most people hear of a business plan, they see it as bundles of paper which has voluminous content, and this cause people to avoid planning.

According to Adigun, it doesn’t have to be that way but should be presented in a simple and complex way simultaneously.

He explains that the information in it should include both the short and long-term goals coupled with strategic elements and details of the daily requirements.

According to him, the concept must include evidence of the present achievement using milestone of success as well as documentation of where you intend to take the business.
Ihunweze says in order for the business plan to ignite the interest of the reader, it should not be too lengthy but should be concise and written in plain business language.

Have a strategic plan
Experts say the concept of a business plan must be well understood to have great impact on the people it is being presented to or those they are working with.

A business management professional, Al Coke says the strategic plan is a single-page document that defines where and how the business owners want to position their company. According to him, the strategic plan examines a list of factors that may influence their future therefore it should address assumptions, guidance, vision and mission statement, strategic goals and objectives of the company.

The strategies should be realistic
Another measure of a good or bad in a business plan is realism. Experts say ideas that cannot be implemented will not be acceptable to the organisation or individual being presented to.
For instance, Adigun says a plan that requires millions of cash of investment but does not have a management team that can get that investment is not a good plan.
In addition, he says a brilliantly written, beautifully formatted, and excellently researched business plan for a product that can’t be built is not a good business plan.

Analyse the required resources
As part of a business plan, Coke says an analysis of the annual targets and the goals from the strategic plan should be made.

“Normally you can develop the resources plan in conjunction with the operations plan since the two are so closely connected,” he says.

The resources required are staffing levels, technology, tools and equipment, intellectual capacity, finances, facilities needed and so on.

It should have measurable results
Every business plan ought to include tasks, deadlines, dates, forecasts, budgets, and metrics. Adigun says business owners should determine measures that will be used to evaluate the progress of their business plan.

He says, “How will they know later if they followed the plan? How do they intend to track actual results and compare them against the plan? How will they discern if they are on track or not?”
He says good planning depends more on what, when, who, and how much.

Get expert advice with it
Adigun says that a good business plan can be used to solicit for further guidance from mentors or people who have tread that part before.

He condemns the practise of going into a new business without consulting professionals in the field, saying that most business failure is often caused by this.

He adds that a lot of mistakes and financial loses can be avoided when all stakeholders are consulted before making an important business decision.

According to him, people who should be regularly sought for advice are investors, family members, trusted business friends, bankers, lawyers, business mentors, potential customers, competitors and business associations.


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Relationship Talk: 9 Secrets Women Never Tell Their Men

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Women are known to be very open and extremely talkative creatures in comparison with men. But you`ll get surprised that not only men have some things to hide, but women also have some secrets. There is a mystery in every woman for a man to clear up. But unfortunately, only a few of them succeed. Though it is not that complicated to understand a woman, men have great difficulties with it. So here are some women`s secrets which I hope will help you to clear up the situation.

Secrets Women Never Tell Their Men, Relationship Talk: 9 Secrets Women Never Tell Their Men

1. We want men to take initiative

 We want men to take initiative


It is a very important thing. We do not like to take care, to plan and to do all sorts of things by ourselves. We want men to take initiative. Though, we never tell about it, you should know that it is important that you carry out some difficult tasks or surprise us. When a man takes initiative it means that he is involved, that he is attentive and caring. Do it more often, no matter what kind of thing it is – list of stuff to buy, or prepare dinner, or plan your next holiday.

2. We want to be surprised more often

We want to be surprised more often

All women go crazy with surprises, so we secretly dream about our partner to show his creativity and to astonish us as frequently as possible. Even a small unexpected sweet trifle will make a woman feel special and loved. It shouldn’t be an expensive gift, simply showing your initiative, concern and deep affection are priceless. It is not difficult, just be open and careful to your lady. When she realizes the fact that some effort has been taken to make her feel happy, you will be soon rewarded.

3. We are afraid that another women attract him more

We are afraid that another women attract him more
 
It is a hidden fear among most women that other women in their man`s life, coworkers or female friends, may attract him more. The reason for it is quite simple, we all want to have something that we can`t have. So women are afraid that their man`s heart may be stolen or he will start fantasizing about another woman. There is nothing worse for a woman than that.

4. We want men to be sincere


Every person wants his\her partner to be always open and sincere no matter what. Nobody likes being fooled. And, of course, women are no exception. We can forgive a lot of things but not lies. Irrespective of the situation or how bad your fault is, a woman will always hear you out and even help you to solve the problem.


5. We notice and understand body language

We notice and understand body language


Women are known to have a sixth sense, especially if it concerns relationships. We always notice and analyze all small details in another person, and that includes body language of our partners. So we usually are aware of his sympathy to a colleague, which we have never met. Once we notice something suspicious, it starts bothering us, though we may not be even aware of what exactly annoys us. And if a woman suspects something, she will be very upset when her man doesn`t spend time with her but stays in the office.

6. We agree with “Guy Time”

We agree with Guy Time

That is another secret that only a few men know about. A lot of women actually agree with “guy time”. We understand perfectly well that our husbands, boyfriends need some space for themselves, and that it is very important for them to spend some time with friends, watching football matches, drinking beer or playing various kinds of games. The only problem here may be when a woman feels lack of attention, while a man focuses only on spending time with friends.

7. We want their friends to like us

We want their friends to like us


No woman will say this out loud. But it is so. His friends are very important for our men, so we want them to like us. This means that we want to show how we love our partner and what a beautiful person he is. Such tendency also helps to avoid unnecessary conflicts and arguments if we don`t like the friends or vice versa. Another reason for that is that his friends` sympathy for you will influence your partner`s decisions in various ways, which is, of course, to our advantage.
 

8. We need space

We need space

If a woman tells that she needs space, it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t want to see you so don’t get in your car and drive away for hours. She just wants understanding. Your girlfriend or wife wants you to know that she has important things to do and you need to assume that she really means what she says.

9. We want them to be honest
We want them to be honest

Every woman wants her man to be honest. So if your woman looks fat in that dress, don’t say “You look gorgeous.” Women always know how they look. Don’t be afraid to tell her that she’s put on several pounds, but still she looks amazing. Show your woman that you love her for who she is. You may even suggest her to exercise together. She will definitely appreciate your honest opinion.

So these are 9 things that women usually keep in secret from their partners, but should definitely know about them. Sure, these are only a few things; the list may be much longer. What do you usually hide from your man? I`m eager to know, and I`m sure not only me!

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Tonto Dikeh 'Poko' Stuns in New Photos

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Tonto Dikeh 'Poko' Stuns in New Photos

The actress shared some beautiful snaps of herself.  The one above is an image of Tonto and her X.  She is yet to show us the face of her new fiance after moving on from Michael Awolaja.
 

Tonto Dikeh 'Poko' Stuns in New Photos 

She also shared the photo above with the caption:
: "May your day be more beautiful than my face* Your smile more than mine May your eyes hold ao much sunshine it can heal a broken heart just like mine* MAY YOUR HEARTS BE HAPPIER THAN MINE* & YOUR LIPS As GOERGOUS AS MINE TO NEVER CEASE SMILING***

 

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Lola Omotayo, Anita Isama, Ifeoma Umeokeke Stun in New 'selfie'

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 Lola Omotayo, Anita Isama, Ifeoma Umeokeke Stun in New 'selfie' 

 Wives of P-Square - Lola Omotayo (Peter's wife), Anita Isama (Paul's wife) and their elder brother's wife, Ifeoma (Jude) shared a selfie.  Everyone of them is beautiful.  Whose look do you you prefer?



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Rihanna Covers i-D magazine

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Rihanna Covers i-D magazine  
Rihanna is the cover girl for i-D magazine's Magazine's February issue.  She looks beautiful with her braids.  You like?
 

Rihanna Covers i-D magazine Rihanna Covers i-D magazine

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kim Kardashian Flaunts Midriff in Encino

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Kim Kardashian and her sister Kourney's long term boyfriend Scott Disick stepped out in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Encino. The reality star flaunted her toned midriff in a tight crop top and body hugging skirt as they both went for a late night date.

Nice outfit!


 Looking good: On Wednesday night Kim Kardashian kept up with appearances as she stepped out to dinner with Scott Disick in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of EncinoSheer: The star's midriff-baring blouse was a bit see-through, revealig her bra as she showed off her taut waistkim kardashiankim kardashianLady in waiting: Kim appeared to be waiting for the valet'PublicBathroomSelfie': Kim couldn't resist but take yet another selfie as she posted a mirror shot of her in a restroom on Instagram Wednesday evening
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Toke Makinwa Shows Off New Hair Style

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Toke Makinwa Shows Off New Hair Style 

TV Host/OAP Toke Makinwa revealed her new look.  Do you like her hair style?

Toke Makinwa Shows Off New Hair Style

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Ibinabo Fiberesima Celebrates Daughter, Ewomazino As She Turns 7 Today

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Ibinabo Fiberesima Celebrates Daughter, Ewomazino As She Turns 7 TodayIbinabo Fiberesima Celebrates Daughter, Ewomazino As She Turns 7 Today

AGN President, Ibinabo Fiberesima shared some snaps of her daughter, Ewomazino as she celebrates her 7th birthday today.  Ewamazino is Ibinabo and Fred Amata's daughter.  

Happy birthday beautiful girl.

Ibinabo Fiberesima Celebrates Daughter, Ewomazino As She Turns 7 Today

Ibinabo Fiberesima Celebrates Daughter, Ewomazino As She Turns 7 Today



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Flawless Bey! Beyonce Spends $1 Million On Her Beauty Regimen

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https://igcdn-photos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/10890996_624980964272475_367637231_n.jpg, Flawless Bey! Beyonce Spends $1 Million On Her Beauty Regimen

Beyonce, Jay Z's wife spends $1 million to look flawless according to OK! Magazine.  According to a source who spoke to the magazine, “Beyonce puts herself under extreme pressure to look perfect, never leaving the house without her hair and makeup professionally done.”

So what does Beyonce use $1 million to buy? That amount gets her a personal spray tan artist, a staff masseuse, skin treatments such as Botox and chemical peels, and loads of skin products. The insider revealed that Beyonce spends as much as $1,000 a day on treatments to keep her skin radiant and flawless.

Is it true or an exaggeration? What an insane beauty bill!


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Apple Watch To Be Released in April - Tim Cook

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Tim Cook, Apple Chief Executive has revealed that the long-awaited Apple Watch which come in three versions, will begin shipping in April.  He made the announcement during a call with investors on Tuesday.  According to him the price of the lowest Apple Watch will cost $349.


Cook further said:
"I'm using it every day and love it and can't live without it," he said. "I see that we're making great progress on the development of it."

The Apple Watch is the first major new product category for the company since the "magical" iPad in 2010. It's also the first new push by the company under Cook's leadership.

The Apple Watch offered in two sizes, three collections (Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition) and five different bands.



Source: CNET

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Osas Ighodaro is Gorgeous on The Loot Magazine

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Osas Ighodaro is Gorgeous on The Loot Magazine  
Actress/TV host Osas Ighodaro is gorgeous on the cover of The Loot magazine's The Fairytale Fashion Issue by retail store L’Espace.

She talked about her personal life, career and relationship in the publication.


Osas Ighodaro is Gorgeous on The Loot Magazine Osas Ighodaro is Gorgeous on The Loot Magazine Osas Ighodaro is Gorgeous on The Loot Magazine Osas Ighodaro is Gorgeous on The Loot Magazine
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Psquare Set to Bury Dad Pa Moses Okoye in Anambra State

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Psquare Set to Bury Dad Pa Moses Okoye in Anambra State

P-Square, their brother, Jude Okoye and members of Okoye family are set to bury Pa Moses Okoye who died on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 after a brief illness.  He will be buried at their hometown, Ifite Dunu, Anambra State on January 30, 2015.
 
May his soul rest in peace.

Psquare Set to Bury Dad Pa Moses Okoye in Anambra State

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Kim, Khloe, Kourtney Launch K Beauty Hair Campaign at ULTA.com

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Kim, Khloe, Kourtney Launch K Beauty Hair Campaign at ULTA.com

The Kardashian sisters - Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian has officially launched their new beauty campaign for K Beauty Hair.  Khloe shares someimag es on Instagram to her fans.  Congrats to them.
 

Kim, Khloe, Kourtney Launch K Beauty Hair Campaign at ULTA.com

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Peter Okoye Shows Off His #BentleyGT2014

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Peter Okoye Shows Off His #BentleyGT2014

Peter Okoye shared some photos of himself posing with his Bentley GT 2014.  If you got it...
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Peter Okoye Shows Off His #BentleyGT2014

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PDP Hacked into My Twitter account says Zahra Buhari

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PDP Hacked into My Twitter account says Zahra Buhari

Zahra, the daughter of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of hacking into her Twitter account.

On her Twitter handle, she said the ruling party used somebody to gain an unlawful access into her account to post a grammatical blunder aimed at embarrassing her.

The aspiring first daughter, who now has a new account, said she was shocked that the PDP could stoop so low to gain a political advantage.  

She said, “The PDP had someone hack into my Twitter account to post a grammatical blunder. This is so uncalled-for.
“Even if I tweeted a grammatical blunder, I didn’t say ‘There is God o’ like our First Lady said.”

She, however, did not give further details to buttress the allegation.

She had previously frowned on the actions of the party, saying Nigerians were no longer ready to tolerate its excesses.

Since her comeback, Zahra’s fans are pouring in by the second to reconnect with her on the new account – @ZahraBuhari. She has also become more active on the medium.  Introducing the account, she told her fans, “I am as lovely as my father’s lovely heart.”

Zahra’s striking beauty had won her thousands of fans on her now-terminated Twitter handle ­-@zahra3 – following the release of her photographs by bloggers. But the young lady, who has become an instant celebrity, dumped the account, leaving her fans in the limbo.
Shortly before closing her former Twitter account, she had described the debate on the whereabouts of her father’s certificates as a “misplaced priority.”


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Are you aware of Boko Haram's Twitter Account?

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Are you aware of Boko Haram's Twitter Account?

It was reported by Daily Trust that Boko Haram has launched a new Public Relation campaign on twitter with over 3,000 followers.  The account started twitting on Jan. 18, 2015 with a message about Baga attack. The twitter handle, Alurwa Alwuthqa, which claim to be the mouthpiece of  the group, announced the sect's capture of Monguno and also showed pictures of child soldiers in training.
There is also a video of an interview with one Abu Mus'ab Albarnawi who is said to be the spokesman of the group on the account. Both the interviewer and interviewee in the video had their faces blurred.

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Kendall Jenner Stuns in Skin Bearing Dress at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week Show

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Kendall Jenner Stuns in Skin Bearing Dress at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week Show, Kendall Jenner, Kendall Jenner Stuns in Skin Bearing Dress at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week Show



Kendall Jenner stuns in a sheet top at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015.  The 19-year-old supermodel walked the runway braless showing off midriff-baring black top paired with an elegantm A-line floral skirt and sexy boots.

She models Karl Lagerfeld creations at the show.  Beautiful outfit!

 kendall jenner, Kendall Jenner Stuns in Skin Bearing Dress at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week Show

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