Six-Packs in Six Days

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Monday, 30 April 2018


This workout can get you the body you want in under a month

Sculpting a decent four-pack requires tenacity, but it's carving out your lower abs to get a real six-pack that really takes some dedication. And not just in the gym. 

“You can’t out-train a bad diet,” says Phil Learney, personal trainer at The Third Space gym in London.

Forget what you think you need to do to pack muscle on your midriff and combine Learney’s simple nutritional rules alongside his precisely calibrated workout routine to get great six-pack-figure definition in just four weeks.

Nail your diet: Nail your six-pack

"Employ these dietary changes and you’ll spark up your metabolic rate and get your mid-section functioning correctly,” he says.

How to get a six-pack? It's easier than you think.

1. Avoid refined and processed foods wherever possible.

2. Try to eat six times a day – around every three hours.

3. With every meal, use a portion of protein as your base. Think eggs, fish, chicken, and other lean meats.

4. Between meals snack on nuts, seeds, avocado, olives, or small bags of snap peas.

5. For breakfast and your second meal, make sure you get some starchy carbs – oatmeal, rye, or sprouted bread – and a piece of fruit.

6. For lunch, sweet or regular potato, brown rice and quinoa are all excellent options.

7. For your evening meal, try to get some veg – but avoid root veg and any starchy carbs.

8. Drink lots of water.

9. Every 10 days give yourself one cheat meal. It can be anything you want. This might seem strict, but if you’re trying to reveal your abs in just four weeks such gastronomic sacrifices are necessary.

10. Consume one of these post-workout shakes as soon as possible after your workout. Aim for around 40-50g carbs and 20-30g protein. “This stabilises your hormonal system to enable tissue regeneration and keeps blood sugar stable,” explains Learney.

The workout

Complete three circuits of the six exercises below four times a week (Learney suggests Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday or Saturday) for four weeks. On two of your non-workout days, complete 45 minutes of uphill treadmill walking (not running). Rest on Sunday.

Your total workout each day should last 45 minutes. Fill in any spare time you may have after completing the circuits with some uphill treadmill walking to complete a 45-minute slot. Keep your rest periods tight and focus on technique rather than speed.

1. Over head squats

Why: “This exercise has a high metabolic output as multiple joints are used. It fires the midsection through stabilising the weight above the head while simultaneously lengthening the midsection.” How to get six pack abs? Compound movements are key. 

How: Grab a barbell with palms facing down and hands almost at the ends of the bar. Lift it to your chest then overhead, locking your arms and retracting your shoulders to take the weight. This is your start position. Keeping your arms straight and taking care to not arch your back, push your hips back and bend your knees to lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Drive your heels into the floor to push yourself explosively back up to the start position. Repeat, then lower the bar under control after you've finished all your reps.

Sets: 3-4

Reps: 20-30

Rest: 30 seconds

Crank it up for weeks three and four: Increase sets to 5-6, decrease rest to 0-15 seconds and make the bench an inch lower.

2. Prone knee to opposite elbow

Why: “This statically stabilises the midsection much like the plank but adds the element of internal hip rotation to work your obliques and mobilise your hip flexors.”

How: In a push-up position, rotate your right knee underneath your body to try and touch the opposite elbow. Keep your hips down and foot off the floor throughout. Repeat with your other leg. That’s one rep

Sets: 3-4

Reps: 10-15

Rest: 30 seconds

Crank it up for weeks three and four: Increase sets to 5-6, decrease rest to 0-15 seconds and perform an additional push-up every fifth rep.

3. Prone knee to outside same elbow

Why: See above.

How: In a push-up position, lift your right knee up towards your right elbow – trying to land it on the top of the elbow. Keep your hips down and foot off the floor throughout. Repeat with your other leg. That’s one rep.

Sets: 3-4

Reps: 10-15

Rest: 30 seconds

Crank it up for weeks three and four: Increase sets to 5-6, decrease rest to 0-15 seconds and perform an additional push-up every fifth rep.

4. Push-ups

Why: “These continue the static work on your midsection while working the pecs, deltoids and triceps, too."

How: Do as many standard push-ups as you can. If you’re seriously flagging, drop your knees to squeeze out some box push-ups for a set of 15.

Sets: 3-4

Reps: 15

Rest: 30 seconds

Crank it up for weeks three and four: More full push-ups. Less box push-ups.

5. Swiss ball hamstring curls

Why: “These fire the posterior chain and make the hamstrings and glutes work hard.”

How: Lie on your back with a Swiss ball positioned underneath the heels of your straight legs. Keep your hips up off the floor, stabilise with your glutes and curl your heels to your bum. Return and repeat.

Sets: 3-4

Reps: 10-15

Rest: 30 seconds

Crank it up for weeks three and four: Increase sets to 5-6, decrease rest to 0-15 seconds and return the ball to its starting position using only one leg.

6. Split lunge/Overhead press

Why: “Again, your midsection is fired through stabilising the weight above your head and the use of multiple joints means a high metabolic output."

How: Hold a dumbbell on each shoulder and set up a lunge position. Move your back knee to the floor in a forward lunge and as you reach the end of the movement press both dumbbells above your head.

Sets: 3-4

Reps: 10-15 seconds

Rest: 30 seconds

Crank it up for weeks three and four: Press the dumb-bells above your head before you begin the exercise. Then perform the lunge, keeping the weights above your head for the whole movement.

Uphill treadmill – walking 

Once you’ve completed three circuits of the previous six exercises, get on the treadmill until your total session time hits 45 minutes.

Why: To burn additional fuel once your glycogen levels are depleted. Stopping at the 45-minute mark ensures you preserve the use of muscle tissue as fuel.

How: Set an incline for as hard a setting as you can manage and start walking. Do not run. “This workout has a lot of muscular stress around the lower limbs and the impact of running when these are fatigued is not good.”

Crank it up for weeks three and four: Walk faster on an even steeper incline. Do it even if you only have a few minutes left in your designated 45.

Want more?

Finished your three circuits with more treadmill time than you’d like? Learney recommends throwing in some concertina crunches. Lying down with your arms behind your head, pull your elbows up to touch both knees. Then push your feet out and lengthen your torso until your legs are at full extension and elbows touching the floor above your head. Return and repeat. Aim for 5-6 sets of 15 reps with 0-15 seconds rest between sets

How to get 2GB for N1000 in the Airtel Network

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Most used data plans are the ones that costs ₦1000. But while the Airtel official monthly plan offers 1.5GB, i'm here to show you how to activate 2GB data with the same N1000, which many of you don't know about.

Airtel 150% data bonus which offers cheap ₦200 for 500mb, 1.8gb at ₦500 and ₦1000 for 3.75gb, but the problem is that not everyone is eligible to activate it. Whereas, this N1000 for 2GB works for all subscribers on the Airtel SmartTrybe network, so dial *312# to migrate now.

How to Activate Airtel N1000 for 2GB Data Plan....keep reading ! 

After migrating to Airtel SmartTrybe, go ahead and recharge N1000 airtime
Now dial *312*2*1# which will give you 1GB for N500
Once the 1gb finishes or when it is about to, re-subscribe again and you'll get another 1gb at N500

So that's how you get 2-gigabyte for just 1k. It works on all devices and can be used to browse and download on any website. Please note that this data plan is valid for only 2 weeks which is big demerit. But which one will you go for: the normal 1.5gb or this 2gb bundle?

Bold ideas wanted. Win your dream job with Schneider Electric!

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Schneider Electric is inviting you to join the 8th edition of the ultimate global student competition in sustainable cities. This year, the finals will be held in the USA!

This is your chance to win a job offer with Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management and automation, and a trip around the world to some of Schneider Electric’s international offices.

If you’re a Business or an Engineering student over 18 years old, at least in the second year of your Bachelor’s or are already studying for your Master’s – the opportunity of a lifetime awaits.

sign up now

Agip Oil Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduates 2018

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

0il Company Limited is offering Agip 2018 Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme for Undergraduate Nigerian 100 level Students.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2018
About the Award: Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) Joint Venture in pursuance of its Community Development Programme invites suitably qualified candidates for its 2017/2018 Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme.
Eligible Countries: Nigerian Students
To be taken at (country): Nigerian tertiary institutions
Categories of Awards
  • Host Communities Merit Award: For applicants strictly from NAOC host communities
  • National Merit Award: For applicants from non-host communities
Fields of Study: Only applicants studying Engineering, Geology, Geosciences and Agricultural Science are eligible for the National Merit Award.
Type: Undergraduate
To qualify for consideration, applicants MUST be:
Registered Full TIME undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
  • Certified 100 level students at the time of application
NOTE: The following categories of students should NOT apply:
  • 200 level students and above
  • Current beneficiaries of similar awards from other companies and agencies
  • Dependants of employees of NAOC, AENR and NAE
Number of Scholarships: Several
What are the benefits? Monetary financial aid
Duration of Scholarship: As determined by the sponsor
How to Apply
  1. Before you start this application, ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents
    • Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb)
    • School ID card
    • O’Level Certificate
    • Admission letter
    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of Local Government Area of Origin
    • Letter from Community Paramount Ruler
    • Letter from CDC Chairman
    • JAMB Result
  2. Ensure the documents are named according to what they represent to avoid mixing up documents during upload
  3. Ensure you attach the appropriate documents when asked to upload
  4. Ensure to provide valid Email and Phone Contact for effective communication
For further information on how to apply for this scholarship, Visit the Scholarship Webpage
Sponsors: Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC), Operator of the NNPC/NAOC/Phillips Joint Venture
Important Notes:
  • Please ensure you understand the Instructions carefully before you start application to avoid errors and disqualification.
  •  The aptitude test will take place at designated centers to be communicated to applicants on a later date and applicants are to fully bear the cost of transportation to and from Aptitude test centres.

Google Africa Developer Student Clubs (DSC) Leads Application Begins

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Developer Student Clubs (DSC) program is a grass-root channel to provide mobile development skills to students, towards employability. The DSC program provides an opportunity for students enrolled in African universities to act as “agent of change” on their campus(es) - while acquiring relevant technical and business skills to solve local businesses' problems.

Are you community-driven? Are you currently enrolled in a computer science course or related engineering discipline at your university and would like to acquire industry-relevant technology skills? Are you looking for an opportunity to acquire software developer skills and work experience? Are you passionate about seeing other students succeed with technology?

If you answered “YES” to some or all of the above questions, then the Developer Students’ Club (DSC) program is for you. Apply below!

Applications closes by: 7th May, 2018.

Premier League: Mourinho tells Manchester United to sell Pogba

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has added Paul Pogba to a list of players he may offload this summer.

Pogba’s relationship with his Portuguese manager has hit a new low after the former Chelsea boss substituted the Frenchman during the defeat to West Brom on Sunday.

The defeat handed the Premier League title to Manchester City earlier than expected.

It is not the first time Mourinho has lost faith in Pogba this season.

He has repeatedly been dropped by Mourinho this season.

And Daily Mail UK reports that Mourinho has finally decided to let the Frenchman leave the club.

The newspaper claimed that Mourinho wants to sell Pogba, although there is set to be resistance from the United board.

Ed Woodward will not want to sell a player United paid a club record transfer fee of £89million to sign just two years ago.

The 25-year-old midfielder has struggled to fit into Mourinho’s system and follow his manager’s instructions.

Review of two-day battery flagship hero Nokia 7 Plus as it arrives Nigeria

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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that the Nokia 7 plus is now available to buy from accredited dealers nationwide for an estimated N146, 000 from Monday, 16th April, 2018.

A smartphone with striking design, the Nokia 7 plus combines innovative imaging capabilities and powerful performance for up to two days with one charge. With enhanced Dual-Sight, highly sensitive ZEISS optics and Pro Camera mode, the Nokia 7 plus captures images that are true to life, no matter the lighting. Selected by Google to join the Android One family, the Nokia 7 plus offers a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience.

According to Joseph Umunakwe, General Manager at HMD Global, West, East and Central Africa, “The Nokia 7 plus is a true hero in our smartphone range. We know our fans are capturing, watching, exploring and gaming on their mobile phones more than ever before. From livestreaming both sides of their story to binging their favourite YTV shows, they want to see more in the palm of their hand. That’s why we’ve designed the Nokia 7 plus to be your stylish companion that goes everywhere you go, always ready to deliver a high-quality big screen experience.”

The Nokia 7 plus stands out from the crowd, with its unique ceramic-feel coating achieved through a 6-layer paint system that helps to ensure improved call quality and signal as well as better grip.

The vivid 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display makes the Nokia 7 plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment with more content in the same width as a traditional 5.5-inch display device.

Combining innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms, the Nokia 7 plus captures moments into photos that are true to life. Dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics combine an ultra-sensitive 12MP wide-angle primary camera for impressive performance in both low-light and extra bright conditions and a secondary 13MP sensor that delivers 2x optical zoom for the moments when you wish you were closer. The Nokia 7 plus boasts Pro Camera mode which lets you take pictures like a pro by giving you quick and easy manual control over advanced camera settings like white balance, focus, ISO, shutter speed and exposure. You can see the impact of your adjustments in real time before you snap to achieve your perfect photo with just one take and no need for filters.

The Nokia 7 plus joins the Android One family, offering a high quality software experience designed by Google. It will stay fresh over time with the latest Google innovations and regular security updates and because it runs pure Android, the Nokia 7 plus comes with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up your battery life or slow it down so you can enjoy your new phone for longer. As with all Nokia smartphones in the Android One program, it will come with a limited number of pre-installed apps so that you’ll get more storage space.

By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.

“The Nokia 7 plus will give our fans the chance to see more, do more, capture more and share it as it happens,” Umunakwe added.

Available in Black/Copper and White/Copper the Nokia 7 plus is available on 16th April from N146, 000.

How to win N1,000,000 in Nigeria’s first ever Kung Fu Festival

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StarTimes & UBA are coming together to give you an opportunity to show your Kung Fu skills, have fun and walk away with as much as N1,000,000.

To participate, register at from now till April 27th.

Audition date is set for 21st and 28th of April with the main competition happening on Saturday, 5th May 2018 at the National Stadium in Surulere.

2nd prize takes home an easy N750,000 and 3rd prize N350,000. Other consolation prizes include StarTimes LED TV, Decoders with free subscription and more.

Visit for more details.

The top 7 reasons why people cheat

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

What causes a person to commit adultery? The question does not have a unique answer, since several factors can cause someone to betray his partner. A study published in the Journal of Sex Research, incidentally, found that there are 7 main reasons why people are unfaithful.

Know the main reasons, listed by the survey of 495 adults with an average age of 20:

Why people betray their partners

1. Lack of love: According to the survey, 77% of respondents who committed adultery claimed that they were unfaithful because they no longer love their partners.

2. Variety: Some respondents also revealed that they "jumped the fence" because they were looking for a wider variety of sexual partners.

3. Lack of commitment: 41% said they were unfaithful because they did not really feel committed to their partners.

4. Occasion: Situational factors such as excessive alcohol consumption, for example, were the "excuse" for betrayal cited by 70% of study participants.

5. Self-esteem: more than half of the interviewees (57%) mentioned that the main motivation to betray was insecurity and the attempt to increase self-esteem

6. Anger: 43% of people surveyed said they committed adultery for revenge or being angry with their partners.

7. Sex Only: About one-third of participants said they were unfaithful simply because they felt the need to have more sex.

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UI, AAU hike tuition fees: Fear grips students as other varsities may follow suit

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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) and Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) to immediately reverse their increment in fees.

While the UI increased fees for students’ professional training and accommodation, AAUA increased its tuition fees.

The organization said the universities ought to have carefully considered the effects of high fees on accessibility and the vision of education that they seek to achieve.

SERAP in a statement on Thursday by its deputy director, Timothy Adewale said: “The universities are advised to find solutions to their funding difficulties elsewhere. But if they fail to reverse these fees within 7 days of the publication of this statement, SERAP would take appropriate legal action to compel them to do so.

“The dramatic increases would have the effect of discriminating against disadvantaged students who may be unable to pay the new fees, and who are not granted any exemption, thereby creating a classification based on the economic and social status of their parents. The increases would also undermine the students’ rights to education and equal protection guarantees.

“The inability of the students or their parents to pay these fees would result in an absolute deprivation of a meaningful opportunity for the students to enjoy educational benefit. Increasing fees because the authorities are not adequately funding the two institutions is victimising the students over an issue they have neither control nor responsibility.

“Students that are unable to pay these fees may become disillusioned, gradually disassociate from the universities, and eventually drop out entirely. When a student is excluded from gaining the full benefits available in public school because of inability to pay fees, the effect is exclusion which naturally imposes a lifetime hardship on a discrete class of students not accountable for their disabling status.

“SERAP also urges the leadership of the National Assembly to come up with legislation that would: end arbitrary imposition of fees in our public schools; grant exemptions to students from disadvantaged background; ensure that our universities are adequately funded on an equitable basis to ensure the proper exercise of the rights to equal protection of law and education and redress inequalities in education provision.

“The right to education is too important to be left to the budgetary circumstances of individual university or socio-economic status of parents and families. Any perceived financial hardship faced by the UI and AAUA cannot justify the violations of the students’ constitutional guarantees of equal protection and Nigeria’s international obligations to ensure equal access to the right to education. The right to education is not a commodity for sale.

“Nigeria cannot continue to compete and prosper in the global arena when university students are chased away because they cannot afford to pay fees. And if Nigeria cannot compete, it cannot lead. If our students continue to face victimisation, discrimination and exclusion on the grounds of their socio-economic status, Nigeria will become a nation of limited human potential. It would be tragic if the authorities at UI and AAUA and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari allow this to happen.”

750MB Data and N1,000 Airtime for Just N200 on 9Mobile: How?

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9Mobile is back with another crazy offer which seems too good to be true, but it's really true! This new “whooping offer” gives you 20 times the value of your recharge which is split into airtime and data. Though other networks like Airtel and MTN already have similar 20x bonus.

How to get 9Mobile 750MB Data and N1,000 Airtime for Just ₦200

That of MTN and Airtel is a welcome back bonus which anyone can enjoy if s/he haven't used their line for a month or more, but it appears this 9Mobile 20x whooping offer is a bit different. The company is now sending text messages to eligible customers, and you can only activate it if you've received the SMS.

9mobile whooping offer: Get 750MB and N1000 airtime with just N200 only, and more

With this offer, if you load ₦100, you will get N500 airtime and 375MB data, while ₦200 recharge will give you N1,000 airtime and 750MB data for calls, SMS and to browse the internet. Simply dial *232# to confirm your airtime balance, and *228# to check your data balance.

Remember, you'll get the bonuses only if your receive a message from 9Mobile.

20 Businesses You Can Start With 100k

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

In business, you need the right attitude else you’ll sink. Ensure friends and family pay for your goods & services. If you feel you’re too big for a certain kind of business, then you will “sink”. There’s something the Yorubas call “Afarawe” Copying others lifestyle, don’t do it!

1. Bedsheet/Beddings Production.

Pay a visit to Lagos Island, or Oshodi where they sell bulk materials, pick good designs and I tell you the guys who will sew it for you are just within the same Market. You can start with less than 100k and diligently grow your money.

2. Shirt Production:

A sweet side hustle. There are tailors in Lagos Island or better learn the skill it will save you all the heartbreaks imaginable. Taiwo Street in Lagos Island is where you should be. Materials ranging from 700 – 1k per yard, sew for 1500/2k, Sell for 5-7k.

3. Boxers:

Schedule a trip to Aba Market, The cost of production of boxers, you can get one for as low as N300, all you need is to package it in 3s, and market these babies properly beg your friend on twitter for RTs, we buy 3s pack boxers for 1500-2500 sell yours for 1200 and gradually grow.

4. E-Payments and POS Business:

You can get a POS machine from your Bank, and activate online banking: If you live in a place where banks aren’t much you can handle e-payments for people and make your small change. I paid someone N200 to withdraw 10k in Ikorodu. ATM queue was crazy.

5. Mobile and Electronic Accessories:

Mobile and electronic Accessories such as Pouches, Chargers, USB cables, HDMI cables, earphones and more, can be sourced on Alibaba, Ali Express, Deal Extreme, etc. The more you buy the lower the price. And they are light so shipping won’t be a burden. Sell on here or Jumia and co.

6. Popcorn:

We all know this guy! We buy every time. Bags of corn – Mile 12 Branded Nylon Sugar, Salt & Butter. The beauty of this is when properly made, its aroma will attract its customers. Manual sealing machine -7/9k Popcorn Machine is 65k on Jumia. Popcorn can be served anywhere. It costs less than N40 to make a pack of popcorn

7. Branding – Sales and Customizing

Football team supporters always want to show how much they’re rooting for a team.

8. Snail Farming:

Snail farming in Nigeria is even more popular, due to its relatively cheap cost of startup and If you market your products well, your business will thrive. This is a business you can start from your backyard. Best in mind, snails take almost a year to mature so Patience is Key!

9. Fairly Used Goods

Fairly used goods such as Jeans, Tops, t-shirts, shoes etc. They can be sourced at Badagry, even Cotonou. 100k can’t get you a bale but you can select and mix them. Wash then and pack neatly. Marketing is all it takes, you’ll sell and see your money multiply.

10. Cleaning Services:

Some people find it hard to clean their apartments ‘cos they’re busy from Monday to Friday and Saturday they have engagement and on Sunday all they wanna do is rest. Your tools won’t cost you up to 30k and you can clean 6 apartments a weekend.

11. Home Cooking and Delivery:

You can cook a variety of meals well and apply customer service, People will pay good money for your services, You can run this from home

12. Digital Marketing:

The success of any business is in its ability to effectively reach its teeming customers and this is achieved by effective marketing: Get a Used Laptop and Smartphone, temporarily, your smartphone can double as your hotspot Persistence and Passion is Key

13. Cakes and Confectionery:

This is one business that always comes to play, people celebrate, and bakers are always consulted.

14. Aso-Oke Beading and Stoning:

Aso-Oke Beading and Stoning has become sometimes in vogue now, and this is another sweet business one can start with 100k. You just have to learn how to bead and unlock your creative mind.

15. Bead Making:

I’m not sure there’s really much to say here. All you need is training, passion, creativity, unique designs and styles, then adequate marketing. You absolutely don’t need 100k to start this.

16. Home Service Barber:

This is another profitable small-scale business. The beautiful thing about this is you bring your services to your clients for an extra token above regular. The starting capital to get the equipment is very minimal and I’m sure you know we have rechargeable clippers at affordable prices.

17. Tutorial Classes:

No matter your age, this is another well-paying job, either as part-time or full-time. Many families are willing to spend what it takes for their children’s success and there’s one subject you’re well versed at. Just close the gap, meet their need for a fee.

18. Internet Services:

Forget the extensive coverage of internet and the fact that people can assess it on their phones, Do you know how much applicants pay just to have Jamb applications filled online? You need a good system, printer & ISP. People pay as much as 1k per application

19. Production Of Zobo, Smoothies, cocktail, small chops, cupcakes and chinchin!

You’d realize the importance of this combo cant be ruled out. You can render these services with 100k startup capital + proper marketing, branding and packaging.

20. Re-Invest Your seed Capital in an existing business.

Not everyone has the head for business but they can sniff opportunities. You can always sow your money as operating capital and draft an agreement on profit sharing. You can at least support your investment by bringing customers so the business can thrive. Market it on all your social media pages and who knows.

100k can do a lot!!!!

Let me give you another Jara!

Production of Hand-Made cards:

Do you know people pay good money for these thing made of paper and strawboard. This is one business you can start with less than 100k. My friend

Truth is there so much one can do with very little, it takes persistence, focus, interest and above all hard work. We can’t all be rich but we all shouldn’t be poor.

9Mobile 1GB for N200 Data Plan

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The 9Mobile 1GB bundle is relatively new and allows users to enjoy 1 gigabytes of data for only

200 naira. This data plan is valid for 3 days.

How to subscribe to 9Mobile 1GB for 200

Recharge N200, then dial *929*10# to activate this plan (Valid for 3 days).

How to check 9Mobile data balance: Dial *228# for data balance.

9Mobile network is one of the fastest networks in Nigeria, then I believe this plan is the best t for you considering the fact that you can accumulate 5GB for 1,000 naira in Nigeria.

JAMB result: How to change course, and institution

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Friday, 6 April 2018

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, recently announced the release of the final batch of the 2018 UTME result.
Candidates were advised to their JAMB result on
However, some candidates might need to consider a change of course and institution before the 2018/2019 admission processes begin.
If you are one of those, here is a step by step guides on how to go about it as explained by JAMB.
1. You shall be required to create a profile via the Sign Up (New User) Page if you are a new user. For existing users, simply type in your login details. To create your profile, you will provide your valid email address, surname, first name, Mobile No, State and LGA of Origin and password, then click on the Sign-Up button. Each candidate is entitled to only one profile.
2. Subsequently, you shall use your email address and password to sign in.
3. Once logged in, you will be taken to the landing page where you will see all available services.
4. Select “Correction of Data”. This is available on the side bar or on the Home page
5. Once selected, the menu item “Course/Institution” will be revealed.
6. Once you select this service, a Transaction ID is generated for this service. This will be displayed on the confirmation page screen.
7. Review the details displayed on the Confirmation Page. Also, note the Transaction ID displayed in a bold red font. The Transaction ID is useful for all future references concerning the Transaction. A copy of this transaction ID will be sent to your registered email address.
8. Click on the Continue button if you wish to pay with your card immediately. If you wish to use other payment channels like ATM, Cash at the Bank or Quickteller, please note the transaction ID as it will be required.
9. On the Interswitch Payment page, enter your card details and click on the Pay button.
10. The status of your payment will be displayed on the “My Payment Section” An SMS and email containing your unique Transaction Identification and payment status will be sent to you after payment. Click on the Continue button.
11. Once payment is completed, you will be asked to provide Year of Exam and JAMB Registration Number.
12. After entering the information correctly, new options for Preferred course/Institution and second choices will appear. Options available will be based on availability.
13. Click Submit to complete your application.
14. JAMB will now process your application. If Approved, your details will be changed as requested.

How to pass an exam without adequate preparation: The God of Eleventh Hour

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Accept the fact that you won't get 100%, but at least you won't fail completely
Every year, students worldwide tell themselves the same thing: "It's going to be different this time. I'm not going to leave anything to the last minute. I'll make a calendar and plan."
Of course, in reality that never happens.
It's the final hour and you're starting to panic. Don't worry.
This isn't a guide to help you become more organised. This is a lesson on last-minute, caffeine fuelled cramming.
Here's how to pass exams when you've got barely any time to revise...

1. Don't panic.
Probably the most important thing to remember. It might be the most important exam of your life, but you won't get anything done if you start running around like a headless chicken.

2.  Find a suitable place to work
Your desk, the kitchen table, the library, a café, but wherever works for you and be prepared to stay there. Stay away from your bed, however as it will increase the likelihood of accidental napping.

3. Be prepared
Assemble your resources - paper, notes, water bottle. Don't worry if you can't find your favourite pen. This is crunch time. Make do with the pink highlighter if you have to.

4. Get rid of fun distractions
Do what you have to make yourself concentrate. Put your phone in another room. Turn off the Wifi. Work on paper. If you need to fact check something online, start a list to look up later.

5. Make a plan
You haven't got time to cover everything so pick a few areas to revise and tick them off a list. You won't get 100% but it's better than only knowing one fact about every topic. It's better to know a small amount well rather than nothing.

6. Time management
You've broken your work up, now do the same with your time. Try to work in 25 minute blocks, with a five minute break at the end. If you know there's a topic you find tricky allow yourself more time to go over it.
Get down to it. No excuses 

7.  Actually start work
Harder than it seems, this. Really make yourself do it.

8.  Don't get frustrated - prioritise
If you get stuck, don't stress. Make a note and you can come back to it later (if there's time).

9.  Allow for (and accept) some procrastination
Procrastination happens. It's ok! Don't beat yourself up. Just get straight back to work and don't let it throw you off.

Turn up Beyonce and have a quick dance. Allow yourself a whole three minutes to scroll through Instagram and Snapchat. Stroke your cat. When those minutes are up, force yourself to get back to it. Be strong!

11. Snacks and food
Your brain needs food to LIVE and LEARN! If you're staying up all night have something substantial and quick: cheese on toast, baked beans, Pot Noodle. Sip on some water whilst working to keep hydrated.
If you start feeling jittery from all those espressos, STOP DRINKING THEM.
Make an effort to eat something proper just before the exam.

12.  Speak to another human being
Even if it's just your mum. Don't start feeling like the walls are closing in around you. A quick phone call will remind you that there is life outside exams and that soon you will be back in the world of the living.

13.  Sleep...
It's 4am. Sleep is for the weak, right? Wrong! You will perform much, much better the next day if you brain has had a chance to rest and process the information you've thrown at it.

14. ...but make sure you wake up again
Get your morning-person friend to call you. Set your least favourite song as your alarm. Once you're up, try to get stay alert. Take a cooler shower than you normally would, stick your head out the window to get some fresh air and make sure you have breakfast.

15. Look over your notes
Look over your notes on the bus or whisper and mutter formulae to yourself as your walk to the exam hall.

16. Don't panic in the exam
BREATHE. Then smash that exam like the amazing human you are. Read everything through carefully and tackle the problems you know best or are worth the most points first. Keep an eye on the clock and make sure you're not spending too much time on one section.

17. Celebrate!
Yay, you did it! Try not to think about the exam - obsessing won't help anyone. Go out for dinner, talk to friends (about anything but the exam) or go to the pub.
18. Remember to never, ever leave things to the last minute again
Yeah, ok we know that's not going to happen

What is the difference between excellent and mediocre software development?

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

An excellent software development uses the best development processes and  tools. All the best practices are considered during the software development. The codes involved in an excellent software are well written and  properly commented. Excellent software development builds a software for the future.

While a mediocre software development uses a not too good development process and tool. It is development of low quality, mostly done in a hast maybe to just solve a pressing problem. software developed through mediocre processes don't last and are always buggy. Their maintenance is usually too high,

An excellent programmer either can create solutions for unknown problems or create solutions to very hard problems. They are often like the best chess players who just always make the right move. Good programmers are good at solving known problems and know/admit quickly when the problem is too hard for them to solve but they know how to find a solution (they are the ones who Google it and get the right solution for instance).

A mediocre programmer who has a limited toolset. He knows the syntax of only the simplest commands, but he knows where to find the syntax for more complex commands. He doesn't know how to write the most efficient code, but he knows how to rewrite and test the code for greater efficiency if he must. He runs into more roadblocks along his passage to success, but he views each as a challenge and is confident that he will find a path around each roadblock.  but he knows he can if necessary. Like most programmers, he doesn't particularly like documenting his work but does so anyway because he is a professional. 

Excellent and Mediocre softwares can be developed by either a good programmer aw well as a mediocre programmer.

Even though that excellent  developer is full of skills he can choose not to follow the best development practices for reasons best known to him. He may be in a hast to meet up with tight deadlines or may be doing a job for a client who he assume haven't paid well to deserve an excellent software.

In the same vain a mediocre programmer though limited in knowledge can still top up his game, do a good research and come up with an excellent software developed following the best practices. 

The question is, how do one actually know an excellent and a mediocre programmer since both of them could actually come up with an excellent software..

Drop your comments lets here what you have to say. 

Nwankwo Kanu Declares Presidential Ambition

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Nwankwo Kanu has announced his intention to run for President of Nigeria in 2019.
Weah who had a very successful football career in Europe was elected President of Liberia in the 2017 election, defeating the incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai and he was sworn in on 22nd of January, 2018.
Kanu Nwankwo Declares Presidential
Kanu Nwankwo Declares Presidential Ambition
While speaking with Kanu said:
“My presence here today is about the future of our country and the happiness of our people,”
“The last 18 years of leadership has witnessed a decline in all critical sectors of life in Nigeria, plus general insecurity in the land. “Also, I’ll do all it takes to wrestle corruption which has become blatant and widespread. The rest of the world looks at Nigeria as the home of corruption,” Kanu, who also had a successful career in Europe, added.
“If I get your mandate, I promise to do things differently and restore honour and integrity to public service by keeping the best and attracting the best. “George Weah’s victory in Liberia is a pointer that this dream is very realistic with you all on my side.” Kanu, 41, will be hoping to unseat incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari during the Nigerian general elections which will be held in Nigeria on 16 February 2019


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Monday, 2 April 2018

100 best startups from Universities and polytechnics across Nigeria will contest for
a 30 million naira seed fund and acceleration program


The Student Innovation Challenge is about collaboration, innovation and creativity. Students from across Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria will pitch their innovative ideas, learn the skills required to start and grow a successful business, perfect pitch delivery, receive business developmental support and join a network of successful entrepreneurs and innovators. 30 FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE 1 MILLION NAIRA EACH IN SEED FUND.


Demo Day

During the Demo Day, the boot camp finalists will have the opportunity to present their innovative ideas to the President or Vice-President, Investors and stakeholders in the public and private sector in Abuja. The selected applicants will have 3 minutes to pitch their idea, and a five-minute Q&A session with panelists. There will also be an exhibition of all ideas during the demo day event where the finalists can discuss their ideas with potential investors/donors.


30 Finalists will receive 1 MILLION NAIRA each in SEED FUNDING. Funds must go towards advancing your idea. Reimbursements and/or invoices, not cash awards and funding will be disbursed on agreed milestones.


SIC is open to undergraduate students in any accredited University or Polytechnic in Nigeria. Your pitch must be solving a local challenge. Applications MUST be submitted on or before 15th of April 2018.

Founders Club

The founders club is open to all University and Polytechnic students. This business incubator connects you with the resources to launch your startup, and to grow it into a sustainable business. Do you have what it takes? Click below to join the founders club.


We believe you are never too young to solve a problem and make a difference.
Bet on yourself! to apply

AfriOne the First Made in Nigeria Phone Plant : See opportunities

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At least 5,000 students currently studying in institutions of higher learning in Lagos State are to benefit from broad-base knowledge on how to deploy Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for personal and organisational empowerment.

This is one of the outcomes of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Lagos State Government and AfriOne, makers of Nigeria’s first indigenous smart phone.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, who disclosed this during the official unveiling of AfriOne Assembly plant on Friday April 21, 2017 in Oshodi, Lagos, also expressed optimism that the coming of AfriOne into the state would spurred the emergence of the 24 hr economy in Lagos as a mega city.

Ambode, who was represented on the occasion by the Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hon. Olufemi Odubiyi, also stressed that the partnership will help create direct and indirect jobs for youths and others across various sectors.

“AfriOne’s decision to use the students of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) for the maintenance, repair, and servicing of mobile devices is worthy of commendation,” the governor said.

“The collaboration with Afrione will be of immense benefits to these students and the State.”

He said this will complement the enterprise enhancement initiative of the Lagos State Government targeted at empowering students of tertiary institutions across the state.

The initiative, the governor stated, has committed to help 5,000 students at various levels of studies in Lagos State owned higher institutions per session.

“The government is not unaware of the challenges faced by youths.

“This has informed the decision by the Lagos State government to float an Empowerment Trust Fund to provide financial assistance to youths with well crafted innovative entrepreneurial ideas and competencies.

“AfriOne’s collaboration will compliment efforts by the Lagos State government in ensuring that these youths are empowered,” Ambode said.

Earlier, AfriOne’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Sahir Berry said the vision of the company is to make smart phones available to the teeming youths and all Nigerians.

“AfriOne aims to democratize technology, by offering affordable innovations through our product offerings and removing barriers deterring the large scale adoption of advanced technology in Nigeria.

The company he noted will provide a platform for students of Lagos State Polytechnic to acquire practical experience on phone manufacturing and other aspects of mobile technologies.

Sahir disclosed that the company has started with assembling components and packaging locally, adding that, within the shortest time, it would begin the manufacture of components used in making smart phones and similar devices locally.

“Today, AfriOne is mainly assembling phones here and packaging done locally. But you must bear in mind that as youths get involved in the process, sooner than you imagine, they will begin to get ideas about the components that they can manufacture locally”, Mr Sahir said.

He also hinted that the phones have been modelled on cutting edge technology to facilitate connectivity amongst Nigerians and the rest of the world, adding that they have integrated necessary financial technology such as mobile banking and apps to help farmers get higher yields.

Mandela's Wife Dies

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SOUTH African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81, her family have confirmed.

“She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones,” the family said in a statement.

The ex-wife of Nelson Mandela was known as “mother of the nation” and had been admitted to hospital in January with a kidney infection.

Her family said she “kept the memory of her imprisoned husband Nelson Mandela alive during his years on Robben Island and helped give the struggle for justice in South Africa one its most recognisable faces.”

News of her death comes on the day the US marks 50 years since the assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King — who her former husband paid tribute to while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

The young activist met Nelson Mandela at a bus stop in Soweto when she was 22 in 1957 and the pair married a year later. Their romance lasted 38 years that was largely spent apart, with Nelson imprisoned for 27 years, leaving Winnie to raise two daughters and keep his political dream alive.

In 1990 the world watched when Nelson Mandela finally walked out of prison — hand-in-hand with Winnie.

But they separated just two years later and divorced in 1996 after a legal wrangle that revealed her affair with a young bodyguard and she went on to become embroiled in several major controversies.

South Africa's Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who is popularly known as "the mother of the nation" was admitted to hospital in January. Picture: AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIEN

South Africa's Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who is popularly known as "the mother of the nation" was admitted to hospital in January. Picture: AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIENSource:AFP

Nelson and Winnie upon his release from prison in February 11, 1990. Picture: AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

Nelson and Winnie upon his release from prison in February 11, 1990. Picture: AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOESource:AFP

Nelson Mandela kisses his then-wife Winnie Mandela in 1991 after being unanimously elected to succeed to African National Congress. Picture: AFP PHOTO / TREVOR SAMSON

Nelson Mandela kisses his then-wife Winnie Mandela in 1991 after being unanimously elected to succeed to African National Congress. Picture: AFP PHOTO / TREVOR SAMSONSource:AFP

With or without Nelson, who died in 2013, Winnie built her own role as a tough, glamorous and outspoken black activist with a loyal grassroots following in the segregated townships.

“From every situation I have found myself in, you can read the political heat in the country,” she said in a biography.

Winnie was born September 26, 1936, in the village of Mbongweni in what is now Eastern Cape.

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She completed university, a rarity for black women at the time, and became the first qualified social worker at Johannesburg’s Baragwanath Hospital.

It was her political awakening, especially her research work in Alexandra township on infant mortality, which found 10 deaths in every 1,000 births.

“I started to realise the abject poverty under which most people were forced to live, the appalling conditions created by the inequalities of the system,” she said.

With a crowd following Nelson’s release from prison. Picture: AFP PHOTO / AFP FILES / WALTER DHLADHLA

With a crowd following Nelson’s release from prison. Picture: AFP PHOTO / AFP FILES / WALTER DHLADHLASource:AFP

Winnie in 1997 at a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearing in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Winnie in 1997 at a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearing in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENSource:AFP

She wed Mandela in June 1958 but he soon went underground to escape authorities. In October that year, she was arrested for the first time at a protest by women against the pass system that restricted movements of black people in white-designated areas.

After Nelson was sentenced to life in prison, Winnie was also in and out of jail as the police hounded her in a bid to demoralise him.

Government security forces tortured her, tried locking her up, confined her to Johannesburg’s Soweto township, and then banished her to the desolate town of Brandfort, where her house was bombed twice.

She was allowed to visit her husband in prison rarely, and they were always divided by a glass screen.

Nelson and Winnie Mandela in 1990 with their grandchild Bambata. Picture: AFP PHOTO / WALTER DHALDHLA

Nelson and Winnie Mandela in 1990 with their grandchild Bambata. Picture: AFP PHOTO / WALTER DHALDHLASource:AFP

Nelson and Winne in the garden of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's residence in Cape Town, one day after his release from jail. Picture: AFP PHOTO / WALTER DHLADHLA

Nelson and Winne in the garden of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's residence in Cape Town, one day after his release from jail. Picture: AFP PHOTO / WALTER DHLADHLASource:AFP


Throughout the height of apartheid, Winnie remained at the forefront of the struggle, urging students in the Soweto uprising in 1976 to “fight to the bitter end”. But in the 1980s, the militant-martyr began to be seen as a liability for Mandela and the liberation movement.

She had surrounded herself with a band of vigilante bodyguards called the Mandela United Football Club, who earned a terrifying reputation for violence.

Winnie was widely linked to “necklacing”, when suspected traitors were burnt alive by a petrol-soaked car tyre being put over their head and set alight.

Her notoriety was reinforced by a speech in 1986 when she declared that “with our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country.”

In 1991, Winnie was convicted of kidnapping and assault over the killing of Stompie Moeketsi, a 14-year-old boy. Moeketsi, who was accused being an informer, was murdered by her bodyguards in 1989.

Her jail sentence was reduced to a fine, and she denied involvement in any murders when she appeared before Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.

“She was a tremendous stalwart of our struggle, and icon of liberation — something went wrong, horribly, badly wrong,” Tutu said as damning testimony implicated her.

Winnie in 1997 at a hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP PHOTO / POOL / Peter ANDREWS

Winnie in 1997 at a hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP PHOTO / POOL / Peter ANDREWSSource:AFP

Arrested in 1991 while staring a protest calling for the release of detainees on hunger strike. Picture: AFP PHOTO / TREVOR SAMSON

Arrested in 1991 while staring a protest calling for the release of detainees on hunger strike. Picture: AFP PHOTO / TREVOR SAMSONSource:AFP

With Nelson Mandela in Paris in 1990. Picture: AFP PHOTO / DANIEL JANIN

With Nelson Mandela in Paris in 1990. Picture: AFP PHOTO / DANIEL JANINSource:AFP

She served as a deputy minister in President Mandela’s government, but was sacked for insubordination and eased out of the top ranks of the ruling party.

After a 2003 conviction for fraud, she later rehabilitated her political career winning a seat in parliament in 2009 elections. But her bitterness emerged in 2010 newspaper interview, saying: “Mandela let us down. He agreed to a bad deal for the blacks.”

She also called Tutu a “cretin” and the reconciliation process a “charade”, though she later claimed the quotes were never meant to be published. Despite it all, she was a regular visitor travelling from Soweto — where she still lived — to Mandela’s bedside in his final months, and she said she was present when he died.

He did not leave her anything in his will.

At her lavish 80th birthday party in Cape Town, Madikizela-Mandela wore a sparkling white dress and beamed with pleasure as she was lauded by guests that included senior politicians from rival parties.

“Mama Winnie has lived a rich and eventful life, whose victories and setbacks have traced the progress of the struggle of our people for freedom,” then vice president Cyril Ramaphosa, who is now president

Winnie Mandela later claimed that “Mandela let us down” after the civil rights movement. Picture: AFP/ GULSHAN KHAN

Winnie Mandela later claimed that “Mandela let us down” after the civil rights movement. Picture: AFP/ GULSHAN KHANSource:AFP


Her death has been met with sadness on social media, with many posting tributes to “Mama Winnie”.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year, according to her family.

It said it will release details of her memorial and funeral services when they are finalised.

10/12/2013 WIRE: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Nelson Mandela's former wife. Picture: AP Photo/Matt DunhamSource:Supplied

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