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The new note was unveiled at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, in a presentation by the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
The new note which has features for the visually impaired will be officially issued into circulation on Friday December 19, 2014.
Explaining the features he said on the front side of the note is a public authentication features, window micro-optics, showing the national flag and numeral100 indicating the value of the denomination and the attainment of the centenary period.
This is how the new N100 note look from behind.
The second is a spark feature of a rolling manilla bar which was the instrument used during the slave trade era. A portrait of Chief Obafemi Awolowo is retained both in the ink, that is the interglow level, as a portrait and also in a paper as a shadow image.
"We made provision on the front for the visually impaired individuals in our midst by having a raised and embossed line," he said.
At the back side, the CBN introduced a feature called Quick Response Code, QRC. It is a feature that highlights and sources all the information about the centenary.
"This makes the note the first digital banknote in the world," he said.
The QRC is an application found on the smart phone or Ipad. Once the barcode on the back of the note is scanned it shows the President's face and then comes up with all information on Nigeria's history.
President Goodluck Jonathan thanked the CBN for unveiling the note.
The Coordinating Minister of Economy and minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, said introducing the note was a smart move and the feature of the QRC is educative. But she went on to ask how much it will cost to print the notes.
The President said this will be discussed when the memo is presented.
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Thursday, November 06, 2014
You need chill.... Facebook has something for you!
Facebook's mobile ubiquity and push for always-on location sharing came to fruition with the launch of "hyper-local advertising" that could convince people to visit stores they're nearby.
Soon, businesses will be able to target ads to anyone who lives or was recently within a specific distance of their store. Advertisers can set a radius as small as a mile and the ads will show up on people's phones or web browsers.
These new Local Awareness ads will be available for US business owners in a few weeks, and around the globe in the next several months.
For Nigerian businesses this is a landmark social advertising advantage for SME's and Startups who would love to add some impetus and drive to sales and awareness.
For Micro-finance banks, cottage businesses and even churches this platform heralds a new electronic way of selling your brand specifically to a local populace whom should be the primary sales target.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
With 4 major categories and 15 awards, the SMAA is a genuine, timely intervention for promoting distinctive creativity, peerless innovation and pervasive developments on the African continent through the best use of social media platforms and the rest of the social web.
As the second-fastest growing continent in the world, Africa's development is networked with its ability to tap into the technological revolution of the 21st century. More than 700 million Africans have mobile phones, over 170 million have access to the internet and over 110 million are on Facebook while the continent's twitter timeline is ever in restive motion.
This reality of an emerging social continent is what the SMAA stands to celebrate in order to deepen and broaden the sustainable continental developments.
The SMAA is organised by Development Diaries Ltd/GTE with institutional support from leading social media professionals, international agencies and media conglomerates across Africa.
Awardees will receive $1,000 USD cash prize, the prestigious SMAA plaque, outstanding recognition and global exposure, access to thought leaders and opportunities for self-development as well as other institutional benefits like training and internship.
ATTENDING THE SOCIAL MEDIA AFRICA AWARDS
How can I attend the SMAA?
Attending the SMAA event is pretty easy, although only 300 spaces will be available at the live event, more than 10 million people can attend the 2014 SMAA virtually via www.smaafrica.com #SMAA2014. Event registration details will be made available on the website in due course.
Social Media Awards Winners will be announced at "The Night of Virtual Wonders" 6th of December, Lagos, Nigeria!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The year 2015 comes the third edition of the Social Media Week Lagos, a resource oriented conference open to everyone and anyone who seek the best ideas, trend and insight in many spheres of life.
Entries are now open to speakers, volunteers and curators who intend to participate in the 2015 edition of the Social Media Week Lagos. I can bet that the coming edition will raise the bars astronomically.
So what are you waiting for... Log onto www.socialmediaweek.org/lagos
and get involved in the social party,
join the techies, geeks, innovator, motivators, influencers and the talented
as Lagos take on the world by storm.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Facebook on Thursday introduced a mobile chat application called Rooms that allows users to operate under chosen identities.
Facebook Rooms App Allows Any Identity
An email address is all that's required to create a user account.
Rooms was inspired by early forms of online interaction, says Facebook product manager Josh Miller, in a blog post. The goal of the app, he suggests, is to capture the spirit of early Web communities, of forums, message boards, and chat rooms where common interests and conversational contributions mattered more than concrete identities.
The app, available only for iOS devices at the moment, allows users to create chat rooms that provide a feed of photos, text, and videos based on a user-determined topic. An email address is all that's required. Users can share room invitations using online channels or QR codes printed on paper. They can also restrict access to rooms by age and ban room visitors by nickname.
Miller says room creators can control the look of the room as well as the topic. But most significantly, they can control how they're identified. "One of the things our team loves most about the Internet is its potential to let us be whoever we want to be," Miller says. "...That's why in Rooms you can be 'Wonder Woman' – or whatever name makes you feel most comfortable and proud."
Hello Nigeria... I can't wait to catch you all in this retro chat style... Remember the yahoo rooms!
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's attempt to woo a Chinese audience by speaking Mandarin has had mixed reviews from Chinese speakers.
News outlet Quartz described his 30-minute chat as making him sound "like someone was stepping on his face".
Others were kinder. "This CEO is so cool, I want to cry," wrote one.
Fellow chief executive - Apple's Tim Cook - was also in China, questioning officials about an alleged hack of its iCloud service.
Articulate seven-year-old Mr Zuckerberg was in Beijing as a newly appointed member of the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.
As part of that role, he met students for a 30-minute chat, which he conducted in Mandarin.
There was plenty of reaction to his attempts to communicate in Chinese.
One blogger wrote:
"It's hard to describe in English what Zuckerberg's Mandarin sounded like but I'd put it roughly at the level of someone who studied for two years in college, which means he can communicate like an articulate seven-year-old with a mouth full of marbles."
Others commented: "Oh my god... this is terrible... but apart from the tones, he seems to have learnt the vocabulary and grammar pretty well."
One tonal slip-up led Mr Zuckerberg to claim that Facebook had just 11 mobile users instead of one billion.
While most agreed that his pronunciation was far from fluent, most were also impressed that he had attempted it at all.
Mr Zuckerberg, who is married to Chinese-American Priscilla Chan, set himself the goal of learning Mandarin in 2010, in part so that he could communicate with his Chinese relatives.
But Facebook as a company is also keen to improve relationships with China. There is currently a ban on the use of the social media site, which dates back to 2009.
There was no explicit chat about the ban and Mr Zuckerberg described China as a "great country".
"The Chinese language is difficult, and I speak English, but I like challenges," he said.
On Facebook's future in the country, he was diplomatic: "We are already in China. We help Chinese companies gain customers abroad. We want to help the rest of the world connect to China," he said.
Fellow chief executive Tim Cook is also in China and will attend a meeting at Beijing's Tsinghua University with Mr Zuckerberg later in the week.
Meanwhile he has had talks with the vice premier of China to discuss protecting user data in the wake of recent alleged hack attacks targeting iCloud users.
The attacks were revealed by Chinese activist group GreatFire.org, which accused the Chinese government of being involved.
iCloud user data was collected by creating a spoof icloud.com website.
Mr Cook also used the trip to China to visit Foxconn's iPhone factory and said that the company would open 25 retail stores in China in the next two years.
Apple currently earns about 15% of its revenue in China.
Culled from BBC News
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tell the moment he has only a second to prove it... Just as the rose know' when to express, the "queen of the night" arose at her perfect dusk to impress!
The people are hungry... Tell the farmer, Tell the transformer his agenda must waste no time. Tell the market woman, tell the stock market man, tell them the sun has risen, HAY! they must make.
Time is never born but with time we were born... We were born into this time, a time we no longer bond, a time we are banned by boundaries, one which only time can ban.
Oh brother! Sombre not of the way's the wicked and greedy have toiled you, did time not tell you about "Vanity"? The echelon of regret was born on the night vanity came back after a long journey!
Upon the precipitate of knowledge, time is the distance within all things, time will never stop even if you stop. Will time tell when it's time to tell? And NO!, time never gives you the chance, Only God!
Have a splendid day!
It's Sunday, it's June & sweet is the tune of it's first day... Hope is like magic when it's bold & life becomes crystal as I think of the old. Only If you're in tune then you are many times in the wonder I imagined.
I've found a perfect ground, one over which I can kneel just to say a word to the creator, to him I must give thanks for a month so new and for my woman a kind so few.
Hit me, Hate me, Hurt me...
It makes it sweet, sour & sexy.
But could we take love to the max,
even without a climax?
So I couldn't find it less daunting, because I've come to truth that loving you in june wasn't an option but my true intention...
Like the game of Monopoly a good player puts his stakes where it matters...
Like Chess, after the game the king and pawn all end in the same sack...
By now I'd travelled many miles and still a few more until I'll be in Trench. So much for the hysteria, I couldn't wait to slip into this beautiful town for a first sleep. No one exactly can discern what this town means to me and how I'd thought so deep and waited so long to enter into her. I can't assume I'm in the know of what it holds for me, all I see is this altruistic soul of mine yarning.
This was the future, let's go to the past.
It was my first year in university; my demeanor was not farfetched from that of a typical freshman. I've heard quite a lot about losing one's mind, being frail and naïve in the first few weeks. Perhaps, I'd quickly learnt like every other fresher to be part of campus activities excluding cultism; after all, we all want to be part of what makes the campus vibrant. This exuberance usually comes with some academic encumbrance and this is essentially why it's a university, and we absolutely need to pass through it all.
My desire to journey to Trench I tried to quench, the more I tried the more it oozed like a stench. Soon as everyone began to bond, a feeling of lag beclouded; I had no sobriquet for my lax. Hence the journey began. On the day I hit the road, it was a very happy day. I'd anticipated nothing but as the saying goes "every day is pregnant of something'' it appeared that something was Trench and the pregnancy was the journey.
I'd been at the campus chapel all day; it was the National Federation of Catholic Students cultural day and after a hectic but interesting day it was time to call it quit. Just as everyone set off the chapel's postern I sighted this tall and slim girl with a figure eight to die for as she walked alone, she had been part of the event; I knew because I saw her face a couple of times earlier. It was a long walk from the chapel to the campus gate so I paced up to her.
"Hello Miss'' I echoed with a cynic swag, and she replied with a drab "Hi'', immediately I asked "Why are you walking alone?" Her response was very believable because at this time I could see how writhed she was "I had to leave without my friends because I'm ill, it started with a mild headache and now I'm feverish'' "Oh sorry'' I replied and then cunningly intoned "How about I walk you off to the gate" she immediately mustered a beckoning smile "I will be glad if you can". Hence, it was a jolly chat all the way. Soon that once writhed face was now laced with smiles, and I completely felt like an antibiotic, one who's eureka came in the midst of a massive epidemic.
Her name is Maria (real name withheld), she was the one on who's account i visited Trench for the first time, and just like me she's also a freshman at another south-western University, they had been on strike and so she had come to our event on the account of her parish priest who was our local chaplain. At the gate where we had to say our goodbyes after exchanging numbers she gave me a sizzling smile. I'd heard and read about love at first sight but on this day I saw it in her cherry eyes.
Not too long I hit my lodge, my phone rang, to my consternation it was Maria… "Hello cherry" I yelled with a pseudo-tone, I could almost sense the excitement in her voice as she responded "Hi Ehis" calling a short form of my native name I'd told her in our chat. "You won't believe I haven't taken any drug and I'm feeling good again" she added. I dint fail to immediately cease the sensation with some bragging "Wouldn't you thank me for being your trusted drug". As the days went by we began to exchange more calls, text messages and even had her visit me openly on campus a couple of time at my behest.
We grew fonder with each passing day until I asked for the first time if she wouldn't mind visiting me at my off campus lodge. She sought to think about my request but I knew she was only playing the not-a-cheap-girl-card because she had let all guards down prior my request. Two days later she sent me a text stating that she'd finally made up her mind and she'll be coming over that weekend after the Sundays mass… I jumped with euphoria; for the first time I'll have a live chick to myself all alone in the room.
So finally I am having a clear chance to visit the much talked about and most anticipated town that all men seek. For a young boy that I was it was a rhapsody I'd only envisaged during my wet dreams. Did I know I'll come this soon? I was only 18 and it was the official age of consent, she was 19 and was more exposed than I was…so I found out.
It was D-day, I waited unwearyingly for her arrival; soon she walked in looking devilishly prima. I can't forget how indelible this moment was. I didn't worry about a possible denial because we had an accord during our prior conversations to let everything loose on our first real time together. I'd love to fire up the ambience into a romantic one but these were the days of Alcatel, Trium and Motorola phones; these phones have no defined multimedia capabilities and trust NEPA to make it permanently worse.
After we'd chatted for close to about 20 minutes; hence more quiet moments ensued. At this time I could feel my Bob get hard on me, so then I asked her to share some of her malt drink with me. She stretched forth her glass, I retorted; "I'll rather have them from your mouth'' she sighs with an ire of surprise… immediately I drew closer, my adrenaline now pumping above usual. I grabbed the glass of drink and got some of the liquor into her mandibles and made for her lips.
Now the glass was forgotten as we passionately made for each other's lips; locked and intertwined as we bonded in a feisty passion. I've got no real time experience in handling a woman but I'd gathered little knowledge from seldom boys-talk. My inertia was soon brought to fur as I never gave attention to her body, I didn't attempt some massages, smooches and generally did not bother about working her out. We had no proper foreplay.
Hence, I'd driven my hands downwards freeing up the lone button and zip from whence Trench was now so visible, she had made little or no resistance and so I quickly got both of us utter stark. The view was glorious; everything that surrounded Trench gave me a spark. With no rubbers available and at a time in history were HIV was a real killer, I moved in on trench with gusto, as I approached, I could hear my heart beat loud like a Chinese gong.
Now at the entrance of Trench, all eyes closed… it was eureka moment. In Trench, there's neither winter nor Harmattan it's always summer so I realized as soon as I got in. Warm and silky was it as I made a push further, at this point I could feel the revelry; the rhapsody so much that I prayed it lasted a lifetime. But just then, after the second push I spurted and fell flat like a pack of wasted card.
Now back to the future!
After all, this experience early on in life made me realize Trench was the city of gamble. Like Las Vegas, when there you either win or lose, but whichever the case may be you always want to come back for another gamble, pretty why we are entrenched in Trench. This was my first visit to gamble land, a city that inspires the world, because it thrives on your desire, for you'll always want to come back.
Maria and I went on to be together for another six months until distance and negligence naturally made us part ways.
You could also share your first visit to Trench with me… Tchuss!
For many who may be bewildered by the expression "coitus hiatus" it literarily means "sex break". I conjoined these independent Latin words to make some English cum social sense. The term 'Coitus' could means to mate or to have sex and the term 'Hiatus' means break or pause. But this should not just be seen as an expression; it's a perceived situation that perhaps ushers in the wreck of a relationship or marriage, I call it the "Precursor of woe". For someone like me who have experienced this phase of need and thorough washout I can attest to how throbbing and psychologically maligned it could be.
As a veteran, this was a livid battle in my numerous wars of love and it was one battle I hoped i conquered, though I learnt greatly. What makes coitus-hiatus dynamic is the realization that sex had at some time been an integral part of the affair until 'the after-life' a time where it seizes to be no more. More painful is if you are left to wonder WHY. Why because she acts cool and nice and she never wants to tell you WHY she's taking the hiatus.
The irony may not be farfetched, it was never bargained neither was it foreknown that things would end up in this direction and worse is not knowing what to do and where to turn to. I once had this neighbor who frequently raged because his wife decided to go the hiatus route. The pills were too bitter for him to swallow and because he couldn't just swallow hence the frequent outburst that ushered a free for all brouhaha which I then savored until I made it into his shoes, then I seized to love the drama; instead I took a huge lesson off it.
Cherries over Berries – Envisage you are a berry and She use to have you suddenly she stumbled upon cherries and found a new great deal of fun, satisfaction and sweetness. The more she went for those cherries the more she's likely to seek and get snarled on them and the consequence is that berry becomes longstanding and obsolete.
This is rather the most painful reason why your girl should go coitus-hiatus on you. Women could switch off the embers of their innate and sensual desires for you when they find a new and charming gem. Note: Not every woman can keep multiple or bi partners sexually and most sane women don't, so one have to be paused for the other and sorry if it has to be you.
A pituitary spill– Suddenly I frequently found myself asking questions on why she's gone hiatus? In your case, when you do ask, read her body language and take note of how she responds. In my case I was privy to the judgment that her mom has no liking for me and same mom appears to be her precious confidant I immediately knew her hiatus was incensed by her mom once she start to talk about family values, being careful and not disappointing her family.
John Gray in his book "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" asserted that common relationship snags within a man and a woman are as a result of fundamental psychological differences between the genders. Psychologically, men easily respond to what they see while women respond more to what they hear. When this happens her hormones start to shut down knowing well that a woman's psychology, hormone and physical engagements are strongly wired together in a wholly trinity.
There goes Kermit – Kermit the frog usually will be regarded as one of the most sought after character out of the 80's cartoon "Muppet Babies" but recently the Kermit character on social media has been the subject of a wild joke or rather a sarcastic character. This essentially is an example found mostly in marriages but not limited solely to it. When you live below expectation a woman instantaneously know mentally or physically.
Have things been slow with your finances, have you betrayed her trust or have cheated and she knows, did you keep a deep and long lasting lie that is now revealed, have you a multiple personality or life style, have you promised and failed her many times, did your character suddenly change out of pressure or you are simply now less attractive as an individual. If so, you are Kermit and she won't take you seriously because the view she previously had of you had changed. Take NOTE: for every sex a woman has there's a reason; it's either for bonding, pleasure, procreation or money; if all these purpose aren't clear to her she'll go hiatus on you.
Finally, women speak a universal language, sometimes when you consider their deeds and modus operandi it thus have a global touch. There's no idiosyncratic manual to understand perfectly how a woman is internally structured you can only try to make her suit you and if she doesn't… Please learn to take the femme hiatus.