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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Glu mobile introduces Kanye and North West in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

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Glu mobile introduces Kanye and North West in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

Glu mobile, the company behind Kim Kardashian's money-making game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, shared above image via Twitter on Wednesday. The company is featuring Kanye and North West's characters in the game.

It was captioned:

"Are you ready for the newest arrivals to the #KimKardashianGame?" 





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Rihanna captions her gun-toting image "brainwashed"

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Rihanna posted above image on Instagram.  The RnB star was pointing a pink gun that looked like a drill.  The 27-year-old "Diamonds" hitmaker captioned it "brainwashed."
RihannaShooting the photographer: The hitmaker also posed with the photographer
Gunning for attention! Rihanna toted a pink pistol prop in New York City while visiting street artist's Mr. Brainwash's un-opened gallery

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Jennifer Lopez stuns in casual outfit at LAX

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Jennifer Lopez stuns in casual outfit at LAX

American Idol judge J.Lo rocked a dark grey midriff sweater and blue jeans ensemble while strolling through the Los Angeles airport.  She was confetti-bombed by Richie the Barber.  Jennifer was covered in brightly coloured shreds of paper.  Nice!

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Chidinma and Chidiebere Aneke share vacation Photos

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Chidinma and Chidiebere Aneke share vacation Photos


Nollywood actresses/producers, Chidunma and Chidiebere Aneke are still enjoying their vacation in the US.  They shared some photos of themselves and their friends catching fun.  Recall that the twins have enrolled in New York Film Academy.  Enjoy some of the photos...

 

Chidinma and Chidiebere Aneke share vacation Photos

Chidinma and Chidiebere Aneke share vacation Photos Chidinma and Chidiebere Aneke share vacation Photos







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Actresses Nadia Buari, Susan Peters share beautiful photos

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Actresses Nadia Buari, Susan Peters share beautiful photos

Nadia Buari shared above photos of social media.  She has bounced back to her normal shape barely three months after giving birth to twins.  She showed off her sexy body.  Susan Peters shared another beautiful image of herself on her page as seen below.  You like? 


Actresses Nadia Buari, Susan Peters share beautiful photosActresses Nadia Buari, Susan Peters share beautiful photos


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Nigeria's Got Talent: Two teen brothers build mobile web browse

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Nigeria's Got Talent: Two teen brothers build mobile web browse

The duo of Osine Ikhianosime and Anesi Ikhianosime have rekindled hope in the future of nigeria as they entered their names in the catalogue of application developers when they built a mobile web browser that is already in use globally. Osine Ikhianosime 13, and Anesi Ikhianosime 15 who co-developed ‘Crocodile Browser Lite’ were born of same parents and both are Year nine and 11 students of Greensprings School, Anthony Campus, Lagos. While both brothers write code, Anesi designs the user interface. 

Osine and Anesi launched the mobile browser on the Mobango app store before moving to Google Play Store to try and reach a wider audience. As you read this piece, the browser currently has around 100 to 500 downloads and they do not have ads in the app yet. They both began developing an Android web browser, which they named Crocodile Browser Lite, about a year ago out of boredom.

Due to their strong interest in technology, they decided to create a functional, fast browser for feature and low end phones because, according to them, “We were fed up with Google Chrome.” Osine who told TechCabal in his pitch mail said: ‘’I write the code, my brother designs it.”

Born April 28, 2001, his interest in computers began at age seven. It was also at this age that he and his brother, Anesi Ikhianosime, who was 9 at the time, came up with the idea of starting a company.

Recalling how it started, Osine said, they first named it ‘Doors’ with Microsoft’s Windows, but when they discovered that the name was already in use, they had to change the name to BluDoors. Relating his experience, Osine said: ‘’When we decided to learn to code at age 12 and 14 respectively, I didn’t let my uncle’s belief that it would be a tough feat to achieve deter me.”

On his part, Anesi said: “I learnt to code by myself. I started in 2013, I used sites like Code Academy, Code Avengers and books like ‘Android for Game Development’ and ‘Games for Dummies’,” said Anesi. Meanwhile their mother, Mrs Ngozi Ikhianosime, who is a Mathematics teacher said: “Osine could already use a PC before he could read at age three. It is all he does since he learnt to code.”

The mother who ascribed the success to Greensprings Schools, said students of the school have access to computer and internet facilities, just as personal laptops are made available to each of them at home. “After Anesi is through with his secondary school education, he will attend A levels, after which he will go to MIT in Boston for his first degree, because the university has the facilities he needs to learn.” She said.

Their father Mr Philip Ikhianosime, who is the Head of Management Services and Human Resource Manager at an Insurance Company says the boys developed interest in PC usage very early. He agrees as well, that his children’s school is very instrumental in their continued interest in programming.

Anesi says that he’d like to develop another app that solves real social problems, such as traffic and communication. The brothers are releasing a new version of Crocodile Browser Lite 3.0 this April.

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Actress Funke Akindele Celebrates with Kids on Children's Day

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Actress Funke Akindele Celebrates with Kids on Children's Day

Funke Akindele had lots of fun while celebrating with kids yesterday, May 27, 2015 at the NTA Children's Day event. She was so excited to be in their midst.



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Don’t single out my administration for probe, Jonathan tells Buhari

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Don’t single out my administration for probe, Jonathan tells Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday advised the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, not to single out his administration in any probe he may want to carry out after his inauguration on Friday.

He said all those advising Buhari to probe his administration must also advise him to extend his probe beyond his regime or else, the probe will be seen as a witch-hunt.

Jonathan made his position known at the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council which he presided over at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He also said those calling for his administration’s probe should add that the probe should be extended to the way oil wells and fields were allocated in the past.

A former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, had over the weekend joined the growing number of persons calling on Buhari to probe the Jonathan administration.

Jonathan said, “Some people are even calling for the probe of this government. I agree that in Nigeria, there are a number of things that we will probe; very many things.

“Even debts owed by states and this nation from 1960 up to this time. They are saying it is Jonathan’s administration that is owing all the debts.

“I believe that anybody calling for probe must ensure that these probes are extended beyond the Jonathan administration, otherwise to me, it will be a witch-hunt. If you are very sincere, then it is not just the Jonathan’s administration that should be probed.

“A number of things have gone wrong and we have done our best to fix them. The Attorney General is aware of the massive judgement debts, if we aggregate all of them, it is about $1bn. How did we come to this kind of huge judgement debts? These issues should be probed.

“How do you allocate our oil wells, oil fields, marginal wells and others? Do we follow our laws? All these should be probed. I believe all these and many more areas should be looked at.”

Jonathan said regardless of what critics might say about his administration, he and his team had done well under a difficult situation.

He advised those who criticise him to endeavour to compare his administration’s performance with those of the administrations before him on a sector-by-sector basis.

The President listed some of the daunting challenges faced by his administration to include the prolonged industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, terror attacks and the ongoing fuel scarcity.

Jonathan described the ongoing fuel scarcity as an act of sabotage.

The president claimed that those who felt they must bring his government to its knees were the ones behind the scarcity.

He wondered why marketers would choose to go on strike a few days to the end of his administration.

“Even this last fuel scarcity, to me one can clearly say it was an act of sabotage. This government has few days to go, that is definitely not the time you expect massive strikes, using marketers and unions. Unions asking for increase in salaries at a time oil prices have dropped and volumes have dropped,” he said.

The President made it clear that he had not dissolved his cabinet as all ministers were expected to attend the inauguration dinner on Thursday in their official capacity.

Earlier, the Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, had thanked Jonathan for finding him worthy to be his running mate in 2011 and 2015. He said he did not at any time lobby the President for the position.

He promised to remain a member of the Jonathan family and his ambassador anywhere he found himself.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), said the administration had impacted on the lives of millions of Nigerians.

Punch NG
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Comedian AY & his beautiful daughter cover Genevieve magazine's Father's Day Special Issue

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Comedian AY & his beautiful daughter cover Genevieve magazine's Father's Day Special Issue


Ayo Makun and his daughter are featured on the cover of Genevieve Magazine's May/June. The special issue is in commemoration of this year’s fathers’ day. He talked about fatherhood, his hit movie "30 Days in Atlanta and his life.

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Kenyan Lawyer offers 50 Cows, 70 Sheep and 30 Goats to Obama for his daughter, Malia's hand in marriage

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Felix Kiprono, a Kenyan lawyer has revealed his intention to marry 16-year-old Malia Obama, the daughter of US President.
He is willing to offer a dowry of 50 cows, 30 goats and 70 sheep to President Obama for his daughter’s hand in marriage.
He wrote:
“I got interested in her in 2008,” Kiprono said of the first daughter, who was just 10 years old when Obama won the presidency. “As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price.” 
“People might say I am after the family’s money, which is not the case. My love is real,” he added. “I am currently drafting a letter to Obama asking him to please have Malia accompany him for this trip. I hope the embassy will pass the letter to him. I will hand it over to the US Ambassador with whom we have interacted several times.” 
Should his request be granted, Kiprono said he would forgo champagne in favor of “mursik, the traditional Kalenjin sour milk.” And, “as an indication that she is my queen, I will tie sinendet, which is a sacred plant, around her head.” Then, he added, “I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman.”However, we have a feeling that his proposal letter will be met with a big fat “no.”
 Will his proposal be accepted?
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Toolz shows off her engagement ring

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Toolz shows off her engagement ring

Toolz Oniru and her boyfriend Tunde Demuren have become engaged.  Tunde proposed to her while on vacation in the Dominican republic yesterday. Toolz showed off her ring by Rebecca Noff as captioned above.

The excited Toolz also wrote:

"Arrrggghh! I'm about to be someone's wife!! How the heck did that happen lol! I don't know what to say....Thank you for putting this silly smile on my face @captdemuren - so thankful to God for you in my life. No one drives me crazy more than you, but I've never felt a greater need to make someone else so happy (minus parents lol) To everyone that has shown us love through phone calls, messages, social media posts etc we are very grateful.�� May God constantly give you all reasons to smile this crazy smile I'm smiling now.������ Signed Mrs Tolulope Oniru-Demuren loadin"

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Toolz shows off her engagement ring

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5 once-prestigious jobs that are now B-List

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Once upon a time, parents couldn’t stop bragging when their sons or daughters were studying to be lawyers or family doctors. But thanks to our changing job market — and the fact that college and graduate school costs have ballooned — some of these formerly brass-ring jobs are losing their luster. Here are five once-prestigious jobs that aren’t quite what they used to be.

(1)  Lawyer
Overall enrollment in law school has plummeted to a 27-year low and enrollment of first-year law students to a 40-year low, according to a report on annual enrollment released in December by the American Bar Association. That’s likely because those considering becoming lawyers know two things: 1) they’ll likely face relatively dismal job prospects upon graduation, and 2) they’ll likely have a ton of debt coming out of law school.

A report released last year by the National Association for Law Placement found that overall employment for recent law grads fell for the sixth straight year in 2013 (to 84.5%); unemployment specifically among 2013 grads was 12.9%, a slight uptick from a year prior. And even those who are employed may not be getting rich — the median starting salary is $62,000, down 13% over the past six years — and still far from the cushy six figures Mom was probably hoping for.

Furthermore, they’ll often contend with six-figure debt. According to the New America Foundation, the typical debt load (undergrad and graduate debt combined) for those who go to law school is nearly $141,000 among those who borrow money — an increase of more than $51,000 from 2004, which is climbing faster than that of many other professions. That means law grads who had to borrow money are likely to face typical monthly payments of nearly $1,200, which can be hard to shoulder if you don’t land a six-figure job.

Combine those two factors with the less-than-stellar reputation some lawyers garner (ever heard the phrase “colder than a lawyer’s heart”?) and you can see why this once lucrative, prestigious career has now been relegated to the B-list for many.

(2)  Professor

The academic job market isn’t what is used to be: Since 2001, the percentage of Ph.D. graduates who have neither a job nor a postdoctoral position lined up upon graduation has climbed steadily, and now more than one in three recent Ph.D. grads don’t have either.

Plus, those prestigious and coveted tenure-track positions that give you veritable job security and sabbaticals are increasingly rare, thanks in part to the fact that some colleges are cutting such positions to save money. From 1975 to 2007, the percentage of tenure-track positions fell from 20.3% to 9.9%, while the number of full-time non-tenure track positions rose from 13% to 18.5% and part-time from 30.2% to 50.3%; non-tenure-track positions typically come with less job security and sometimes less pay. “For the last thirty years the share of tenured and tenure-track faculty positions has been declining, while the proportion of non-tenure-track appointments (both full-time and part-time) has continued to grow,” Boston University notes.

(3)  Stockbroker
At one time, being a stockbroker was a genteel and lucrative position, and while it can still be lucrative, few see it as genteel (sorry people, but post-financial-crisis mom’s probably not going to brag to her friends about you being a stockbroker). “It used to a more prestigious job,” says Nicole Williams, founder of career firm WORKS. “Now it’s almost like you have to prove you are ethical.”

Plus, the big bucks are often harder to come by. This is thanks, in part, to the fact that a lot of what stockbrokers do can now be done online, so there’s sometimes less of a need for a full-service broker. The pay, while extremely decent, isn’t exactly going to make most stockbrokers rich either: The median salary is a little over $71,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

(4)  Family doctor
While some doctors certainly make bank (for example, the median salary of an orthopedic surgeon is $435,000, according to Salary.com), family practitioners — who are among the lowest paid of all medical specialties — now face similar challenges to what lawyers do. Even though family practitioners can expect a median salary of well over six figures once they complete residency, the median amount of debt med students who borrowed had upon graduation was $180,000; nearly eight in 10 had more than $100,000 and fully 10% had more than $300,000. What’s more, once they graduate from medical school, they still have three years of residency to complete — and will likely make only about $50,000 a year during that time. And “it’s more expensive to be a physician now” thanks in part to insurance issues, including payments from insurance companies and the cost of insurance (like malpractice) required for those who want to hang up their own shingle, says Williams.

(5)  Travel agent
It used to be that companies and individuals would feel lost without the help of a travel consultant or agent to help them plan their trips, but thanks to the Internet, that’s changed. “People book online now — you don’t usually need a person to do that,” explains executive coach and career consultant Marc Dorio. That may explain why the field is rapidly drying up — and is projected to continue to well into the future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that from 2012 to 2022, the number of travel agent/consultant jobs will decrease by 12%; furthermore, the pay isn’t the best (a median of $34,600 a year with the lowest 10% earning less than $20,000 a year and the top 10% not even topping a median of $60,000).

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Kim Kardashian goes blonde for Vogue Brazil cover shoot

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Kim Kardashian goes blonde for Vogue Brazil cover shoot


Kim Kardashian covers the latest issue of Vogue Magazine.  The reality star and mother of North West went blonde for the shoot.  Kim said:


'I challenge anyone to try to do everything I do and then tell me whether or not I have talent,' 

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Kim Kardashian goes blonde for Vogue Brazil cover shoot

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Monday, May 25, 2015

How to keep your job when you take a career break

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When you're well into your professional stride with a career that’s taken time, energy and skill to build, having a long-term break can feel like a pipe dream. Sure, you'd like to ease off for a while, take a few months to fulfil some of those life-long travel ambitions – but won't your career suffer as a result?

How to keep your job when you take a career break

Not necessarily so. Resist the temptation to throw in your resignation and hit the road – instead, take a more measured approach. You'll keep your professional prospects open and your career might even benefit from your travel experience. Here's how to make that career break dream come true...

1. You might not have to quit

How to keep your job when you take a career break

Many companies offer the option of a career break as part of a flexible employment package. If you are lucky enough to work for such a company, you’re well on your way. However, you will probably have to fulfil some set criteria. For instance, most career break-friendly companies expect you to have worked for them for at least two years before qualifying for an extended period of absence.

Many will only allow up to two years off and some place restrictions on what you’re allowed to do when you’re away (like undertaking paid work).

Some companies only give unpaid leave while others may continue to pay a percentage of your salary, or some of your domestic costs (a mortgage, for instance). This is normally only the case if you spend your career break doing voluntary work. Check if your company has signed up to a voluntary placement scheme, like a corporate partnership with VSO. This makes it easier to take short-term business and management placements in far-flung parts of the world.

Be aware, however, that most companies offering a career break will not hold open your old job – only a position and salary at the same level. You don’t have to be the office accountant to work out that the majority of companies do not take such an enlightened (and upfront) view of career breaks.

2. No sabbatical scheme? No worries...

How to keep your job when you take a career break


Plenty of career breakers still manage to negotiate time out where no precedent exists. Sometimes this is easier in a larger company in which there might be more staff to cover for you. Conversely, a smaller company is often quicker to accept new ideas and be more flexible, especially when it comes to retaining good staff (even if it means letting them go for a period of time).

Whoever you work for and whatever the outcome, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose by trying to negotiate a temporary break in your current employment, rather than a more permanent one.

So, when you are ready to broach the subject, remember to:

a. Do your homework

Prepare a realistic business case for your career break. Above all, show what the benefits of taking a career break will be for your company and how you propose to overcome any problems it might present. Your solutions to any negative reasoning from your boss will prove invaluable and show that you have a serious, well-thought-out case for your career break. Rehearse your conversation, and be sure of what you’re asking for and of what you’ll accept.

b. Plan your timing

How to keep your job when you take a career break


First, decide how much warning to give your boss when you ask for a career break. Too much, and you risk writing yourself out of forward-planning meetings long before you’ve left. Too little, and there might not be enough time for the company to prepare for your absence. Most career breakers opt for between three and six months’ notice. Second, make sure you discuss your career break proposal at a time when your boss is most likely to be open and accommodating – this is probably not on Monday morning or after a long business trip.

c. Get it in writing

However informal your company procedures, get the terms of your career break in writing. Nail down the exact conditions of key issues such as departure and return dates, any company funding or sponsorship, how your company benefits will be affected (holiday, pension, etc), and what salary and job you can expect upon your return.

d. Don’t alienate the management

If the boss is spitting out your win-win career break scenario as opposed to swallowing it, then switch tactics and concentrate on keeping a good relationship with your manager. If you’re forced to resign, don’t leave on bad terms. You may not need your boss right now but you might when you’re looking for work on your return. Having said this, the vast majority of career breakers do end up resigning from their jobs. If complete freedom and total control is important, then it is often the only way.

3. Tips to keep your career on track

How to keep your job when you take a career break

It isn’t just those taking a paid or unpaid sabbatical that have a soft professional landing when they return. Career breakers who quit their job in pursuit of their dreams can slip back into their professional lives just as easily. To maximise your chances, here are a few tips:

a. Spend one year or less away

Professionally, it is easier to pick up where you left off if you limit your career break to 12 months or less.

b. Maintain your contacts

It is essential to keep in touch with your contacts while on your break. These are the people who’ll know of work and maybe offer you a job when you return.

c. Keep up-to-date with your profession

Regularly read your trade magazine online.

d. Be positive

Present your career break positively on your CV and talk about it enthusiastically in your job interviews. Stress what you learned, what you achieved, what you gained and what value this will be to your future employers. Feeling reinvigorated and fresh as a daisy will go a long way in making you stand out from a field of tired, drained applicants.

e. Use your break to change your career

Some people take a career break to gain experience in a totally unrelated professional field so that they can break into a different sector upon their return.

f. Consider how your career break will look on your CV

A future employer will look at how you chose to spend your career break. Some activities will enhance your CV – for example, learning a new skill (a language), working as a volunteer (either in a professionally related field or not), achieving personal goals (sailing around the world), or accomplishing an altruistic aim (cycling across Africa for charity). Bodybuilding on Venice Beach or bodysurfing in Bondi all year probably won't impress.

Source: MSN
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Adorable ! Prince William receives cute Soccer Jersey for daughter Princess Charlotte at a royal event

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Adorable ! Prince William receives cute Soccer Jersey for daughter Princess Charlotte at a royal event


Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton was gifted an adorable soccer jersey (pictured above) at a royal event on Wednesday, May 20.  Her father, Duke of Cambridge met with the England Women's Football team at St. George's Park in Burton-upon-Trent England.  The gift was presented by England Captain Steph Houghton.

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Basketmouth daughter rocks African Tradiitonal Attire (photos)

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Basketmouth daughter rocks African Tradiitonal Attire (photos)

Basketmouth shared photos of his daughter rocking traditional attire.  He captioned it:
"photo withAfrican day attire in school……..My Mumu button controller."
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