Monday, September 22, 2014

10 Reasons You Should Go for the Original Fast Food

Fruits and vegetables are the original fast food
Fruits and vegetables are the original fast food and they have so many advantages including:

1. There are already packaged with biodegradable material by God.

2. They are easy to carry around.

3. They come in different shapes, sizes, colours and flavours.

4. They are very healthy with lots of vitamins, minerals and other helpful nutrients for good health of humans.

5. They are cheap and easy to cultivate.

6. They do not cause health complications like Obesity and heart disease.

7. Producing them is much more friendly to the environment than other sorts of fast food.

8. Their by-products can be recycled as compost or food for other animals.

9. They help prevent and fight disease.

10. Eating them could help you live a longer and more productive life by avoiding diseases associated popular processed fast foods.

These are reasons you should eat more fruits and vegetables.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BlackBerry Remains No.1 in South Africa

BlackBerry 8520 (Curve 2) is the most popular smartphone in South Africa

Remember the days when owning a BlackBerry was a great status symbol and many people did all sorts of ridiculous things to get one? They are long gone even in Nigeria where the craze was ubiquitous and really high. There is no doubt that BlackBerry is still popular in Nigeria despite the emergence of Android as the dominant OS globally and also in Nigeria. However, it appears BlackBerry still rules the South African smartphone market as this report indicates...

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Still Retains its Market Lead in One Country (and It’s Not the One You’re Thinking)

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is still a market leader in one particular country, and has been since their glory days of several years ago, before Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hungrily ate up their market share like a starving man at a buffet. If you thought Canada, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s home and native land was that country, you are wrong. As reported by Quartz, the country is South Africa, where BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s five-year-old 8520 Curve has been the top phone for four years running.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s free messaging service between devices is cited as the primary reason for the device’s continuing success in South Africa. Before free app messaging services like WhatsApp became prominent, free messages between devices was a major feature, and that has fueled a sort of self-sustaining ecosystem of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) users.

That is further reflected in the fact that BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) actually has the three most-used smartphones in the country, not just the top one. The 9320 Curve and 9300 Curve 3G Kepler come in at second and third, according to data released by Vodacom, the nation’s top provider. The 9360 Curve also comes in at seventh, while the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5 come in at ninth and tenth respectively.

In Canada meanwhile, the patriotism that once existed for the Canadian tech company has mostly evaporated. In fact, a report from comScore earlier this year showed that BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s market share had fallen to just 5% in Canada, beneath their global share. Apple and Google (Android) meanwhile control over 80% of the Canadian market.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) releases their latest quarterly earnings next week, with analysts predicting earnings of just $0.16 per share, compared to $0.47 a year ago. The struggling smartphone maker also releases their new “Passport” phone on September 24, and has a press event scheduled for September 29, where new smartphones and other devices may be unveiled. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is rumored to be researching wearables, and could possibly reveal a new smartwatch on the heels of Apple’s recent announcement.

Source: Insider Monkey

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watch: Amazing Buster Keaton Stunts

This guy was amazing, see some more of his stunts here.

Bank IT Staff Suspected of N6.28 Billion Fraud

#GoodGrief, this dude is not smiling...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released a wanted notice on Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou. He is suspected of being connected with a "case of Criminal Conspiracy, Obtaining Money under False pretence and Electronic Transfer of Fund. Godswill, an IT staff of a new generation bank, is alleged to have fraudulently connived with some scammers and hacked into his bank’s database and obtained the sum of Six Billion and Twenty-Eight Million Naira (N6.28b)."

 This case highlights to risk that banks and other financial institutions face in terms of their Information Technology (IT) staff having access to account information and being able to carry out illegal transactions if they are so inclined. The major challenge arises from the fact that top managers do not have the skills required to effectively supervise IT staff in most institutions.

Hence, frauds like this may be difficult to stop.

Read more from EFCC.

80 Million Nigerians without Electricity, Says United Nations

Inverters are becoming common in Nigeria due to poor electricity supply even in urban areas

This means they do not have access to electricity at all not the rest of us who fall under the "Up Nepa" banner...

80m Nigerians without electricity, says UN 

The United Nations (UN) has said 600 million Africans are without access to electricity.

Out of this figure, between 70 million and 80 million of them are Nigerians.

Kandeh Yumkela, the under secretary general and special representative of the secretary general of the UN, disclosed this on Monday at the International Legacy Lecture Series held at the Bamanga Tukur African Renaissance Centre, Abuja.

The event, which was part of activities to mark the 79th birthday of the immediate past national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bamanga Tukur, was graced by the academia, political class, diplomatic community, amongst others.

Speaking on the theme, ‘The New International Development Agenda: Energy Transition and Sustainable Development’, Yumkela posited that 1.4 billion people around the world have no access to energy.

While positing that Africa will be worst hit by climate change, the UN envoy said women and children will be the greatest victim.

The guest speaker, who drew a nexus between energy demand and water demand, said: “We need energy to fight poverty”.

He called on Nigeria to emulate Ghana, describing her as “the most electrified West African country”, attributing it to policy consistency by successive governments in the country. He also harped on the need for African leaders to tap the resources in the energy sector, meet with potential investors as well as develop new initiative.

He, however, decried the spate of gas flaring in the continent, adding that Nigeria is sitting on 170 trillion cubic feet of gas which, when developed, can revolutionise the country.

While he canvassed for zero gas flaring, the two-time director general of UNIDO noted that proper incentives must be provided for oil companies to stop the practice.

His words, “Today, the world faces some significant challenges in terms of looking at the trend of increase in energy demand with increase of about 50 to 60 percent in the next 30 to 35 year.

“Africa remains the most energy poor. Globally, 600 million Africans have no access to electricity. We also see a connection between energy demand and water demand.

Nigeria probably has between 70 and 80 million people without electricity. Nigeria is a significant part of that energy poverty. Another statistics that is more frightening is that 80 percent of our people rely on firewood and charcoal for their family energy needs especially for cooking.

“This results in 800,000 premature deaths every year, cancer and a lot of problems for women and children”.

“We are pulling a global target of 30 to 40 percent reduction in gas flaring in the next five years to lead to zero flaring within the next decade. In the case of Africa, we are promoting gas to power project.

“If you have the right political environment, you will have a good public policy. We need to have the right pricing otherwise private investors will not come.”

Earlier in his address of welcome, Bamanga Tukur, the host and ambassador-at-large, submitted that African integration can only succeed when there is “free trade, free interaction and free movement”.

The elder statesman said the lecture was organised to dissect the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan, with emphasis on the energy sector.

Source: Business Day

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