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Imagine A World Without Social Media

Hello beautiful people, and welcome to my little world!
I was discussing with my friends yesterday on the forth coming general elections in Nigeria, it is not as though I’m a political analyst, but each one of us had divergent views about the leadership of this country Nigeria… One of the issues raised that struck me was that the bill for the ban on social media has been passed to the ‘house’ for second reading. Whaaaaat!

When I asked why, I got a chorus of “Do you know what people say on social media about the government?”… and I was like is it not a breach on the right to freedom of speech? I got yet another chorusing answer that people are abusing the right. Really?

Then, I began to ponder on this matter. In my thoughts, I recalled that the president (GEJ) when elected in 2011 specifically held a meeting or conference with the youths, and in that meeting he promised to constantly connect with the youths on social media… Of course, he fulfilled that promise in less than 5 months! The president is also on social media, in fact, he has a Facebook page to himself where he posts almost everyday.

Well, I seldom drop by his page just to read people’s reaction to his posts… Initially, he was receiving praise comments as through perceived ‘messiah’ to the nation; but as time went on, when things fell apart and the center couldn’t hold, would I say when the scales fell off the eyes of most persons, president GEJ’s page has been bombarded with venting comments from ‘angry youths’ youths about his style of leadership.

In my thoughts again, I began to wonder whether it was because of those ‘angry comments’ that he decided to place a ban on the use of social media… How will it play out? Will he ask all the social media bodies to delete Nigeria from their date bases? What would happen to the pictures saved-up there? What about the long distance relationship created? Oh again, how most companies survive…? How will I get people to read my blog post or will blogs also be banned? Too many questions to ask!

Mr. President, I want to use this medium to bring to your notice that this same social media have saved lives, it has been used to combat crimes, catch criminals, and so forth.
There are more important things to focus on which are the basics, and yes you promised to deliver them during your campaign in 2010. Sir, make a way to provide at least uninterrupted electrical power supply for just 24hrs for the populace…that’s one thing we yearn for. Thank you.

Now, imagine a world without social media!

World Toilet Day! Have You Heard That Before?

Hello beautiful people, have you heard of World Toilet Day?

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Well, now you’ve heard. Today, November 19th, is the second annual World Toilet Day, it is recognized by the United Nations and the founding day of the World Toilet Organization was in 2001. Though it may sound like a comical issue, but it brings to light a serious global problem and a luxury many of us take for granted.

It is estimated that about 35% of the world, or 2.5 billion people, do not have access to toilets according to the World Toilet Organization 2013 Annual Report. According to the United Nations 14%, or 1 billion people, regularly defecate in the open air (no latrine, no privacy).

Where are those not using toilets living? Takepart published an infographic on this issue in April 2014 that describes the 16 countries where the most people lack proper sanitation, including but not limited to those who defecate in the open air:
India, 818 million people or 65% of the population.
China, 607 million people or 44% of the population.
Indonesia, 109 million people or 43% of the population.
Nigeria, 103 million people or 57% of the population.
Pakistan, 98 million people or 52% of the population.
Bangladesh, 75 million people or 48% of the population.
Ethiopia, 71 million people or 80% of the population.
Congo, 50 million people or 72% of the population.
Brazil, 39 million people or 19% of the population.
Tanzania, 32 million people or 68% of the population.
Kenya, 27 million people or 64% of the population.
Sudan, 27 million people or 73% of the population.
Philippines, 22 million people or 22% of the population.
Vietnam, 22 million people, or 24% of the population.
Ghana, 20 million people or 74% of the population.
Nepal, 20 million people or 71% of the population.

Did you know?
More people in the world have a mobile phone than a toilet. Of the world’s seven billion people, six billion have mobile phones. However, only 4.5 billion have access to toilets or latrines – meaning that 2.5 billion people, mostly in rural areas, do not have proper sanitation.

Quick Facts
World Toilet Day aims to promote public awareness of the need for adequate toilets to improve people’s health and save lives.

How about: protection of your personal health and increased personal safety.

Six People You Will Meet In A Bank

Hello beautiful people, and welcome to my little world!
This post is kind of refreshing and a sort of eye opener. You will find it revealing and at the same time entertaining… Enjoy!

SIX TYPES OF PEOPLE YOU MEET IN THE BANKING HALL

1 – The Pen Borrowers:
They are always in the bank, common pen they won’t have. These people are very dangerous, once you borrow them the pen, you may find it difficult to identify them. At a bank in Nigeria, once someone tells u “may I have your pen?” Believe me bros, that’s the last time you will see that pen (except if u’re lucky).

2 – The “I’m behind you” Team:
Immediately they enter the bank, even before taking the slip (withdrawalor deposit) all they do is to know the last person and you hear them saying, I’m at your back. If care is not taken, about 8 persons can tell you “I’m behind you” then at the end of the day, they cause confusion.

3 – The No protocol team:
This kind of people don’t obey the1st come, 1st served slogan! They’re mouthed in the bank! Immediately they come in, they just walk up to the cashier or manager, he asks them to sit down & within 5mins they’ve completed their transactions while you still dey there looking like mumu for queue.(Daris God oooo)

4 – The Bank Door rejectees:
These people will always have a problem with the bank door, then you see them removing their belts, car keys, mobile phones etc and yet d machine keeps shouting “pls go back” My bros next time come to the bank naked! Biko, LOL.

5 – The slip wasters:
These kind of people can waste slip for Nigeria! To fill the withdrawal slip or deposit slip na JAMB questions, you see them cancelling, tearing, squeezing & take another one. To write common 3780 Naira in words na gobe.

6 – The people from Another Planet:
These people usually behave like them no dey this world since 2 yrs! They will always b asking for today’s date, even after telling them d correct date, they will ask someone else again. I tire for this people o.

Please which number do you fall in the above? Share with your friends to know where they fall under…

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If you ain't laughing then you've not been to a bank in Nigeria

ME: I’ve been a victim of no.1 too many times…they just disappear with the pen!.

No.2 people can be very annoying…especially on ATM queue. They will just announce “I’m behind you” and rush to sit somewhere or even go out of d premises. We wey stand under sun na leather them take sew our body?

Ehen… I find myself under no.6 most of the time! I go ask and still check my phone, LOL. I’m such a perfectionist! 

©This joke was shared with an open permission to re-share

Nigeria Declared Ebola Free – President’s Speech and Nigerians’ Reactions

Yesterday, Nigeria was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization, (WHO). The declaration is an attestation to the Nigerian Can Do Spirit. It is also a clear demonstration of the many possibilities of our Nation. With us as a people, united under God, there is nothing we cannot achieve when we stand together behind an objective. Unity is the secret weapon Nigeria used against the Ebola Virus Disease and nothing shall be impossible for a united Nigeria. I congratulate and thank all Nigerians on this great feat. I want to also specially thank the governments and peoples of Lagos, Rivers and Enugu states, the first responders who treated the index cases. To all the thirty six state governors who united with the Federal Government to rid Nigeria of this scourge I also say a big thank you. Although we have been declared free of Ebola we must however, remain vigilant as the Ebola virus is still on rampage in neighboring Sister Countries. We cannot afford to let down our guard when there is still Ebola pain in our subregion. In this regard we will spare no resource in supporting our neighbors in the battle to contain this deadly scourge. May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. GEJ

Reactions by the Nigerian Citizens

“Mr President,u also need to be congratulated as the team leader in fighting the scourge but I believe if we can fight this deadly scourge and win then Mr President we can also fight Power outage,unemployment,kidnapping and other vices.U re trying your best and I think its high time we get the future of the country on the right pact.God bless Nigeria.”
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FEATURE: GoTv Is Now In Your City!

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GOtv, a digital pay television offering on the digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform provided by MultiChoice has expanded its footprints to 24 cities with the addition of signals to three cities in Osun State, Ilesa, Ede and Iseyin, as part of its rapid roll-out across Nigeria in readiness for the digital migration.

During its recent launch in Abeokuta, it announced that it would further deepen its penetration of Osun and Oyo states. This takes the number of cities covered by GOtv to 24 with others namely: Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Enugu, Benin, Aba, Owerri, Kano, Kaduna, Onitsha, Asaba, Uyo, Abuja, Calabar, Osogbo, Ife, Ogbomoso, Akure, Oyo, Jos and Abeokuta.

“With GOtv now live in Ilesa, Ede and Iseyin, TV lovers in 24 major cities across Nigeria now have a trusted partner in GOtv to enable them join in the digital TV revolution,” said the general manager GOtv, Elizabeth Amkpa. Using the latest DVB-T2 technology, GOtv delivers digital quality sound and a crystal clear picture, enhancing viewing.

For N6,900, new subscribers get a GOtv decoder including one month subscription to GOtv Plus and an outdoor GOtenna. GOtv offers two bouquets with world-class local and international channels. On the GOtv Plus bouquet, subscribers are given 41 quality channels while GOtv gives a total of 28. Monthly subscriptions to both bouquets are priced at N1,500 and for N1,000 respectively.

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GOtv subscribers in Ilesa, Ede and Iseyin will have access to an exciting selection of channels containing news, children programmes, documentaries, series and movies which are carefully selected to cater for a variety of different tastes and family viewing needs at an affordable price. Subscribers are spoiled for choice with a channel lineup that includes AfricaMagic Family, AfricaMagic Epic Movies, AfricaMagic World, AfricaMagic Yoruba, AfricaMagic Hausa; Entertainment, Telemundo, Discovery World, eTV Africa, Vox Africa, Select Sports, Al Jazeera and CNN, Channel O, MTV Base, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, JimJam, Islam Channel, One Gospel, Sound City and Black Belt TV which gives families a great selection.

So, go crab your own GOtv!