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I decided to join Tinder a few days ago. I know, I know what my mind and ego would say, big boy like me no suppose dey join Tinder. No matter as jungle hard reach, Lion no suppose dey chop grass. I should always always aspire to pespire, aspire to never retire .
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Ogbeni, if Jungle choke, even Lion dey chop grass oo. Don't tell me nonsense.
Don't get me wrong, I personally have no qualms with Tinder you know, I've joined it once or twice back in Nigeria, but I never liked the idea of people judging you by your pics,
#Philly #COVID19 #Lagos
always felt objectifying, yknow, like people were being placed on a slave auction table, all your qualities are reduced to a few pics, all your intelligence and quirks don't matter, it feeds off the halo effect (Google it), I dunno, maybe it's just me and my sentiments.
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Tips for Tailors & Fashion Designers

1. Honesty is always the best policy! Tell your clients the Truth and be open to them about anything that can affect the outcome of the attire, job or project.


Lagos Flood Swimming Dbanj SACK #Lekki #TOTMUN Jay Jay Timo #CoroMustGo
2. Don't collect jobs you know you won't be able to deliver as at when due because of the money you want to collect. You destroy your integrity by so doing.

#EdoIsNotLagos_ #Lagos #Lekki #Lagosflood Jay Jay Tope Alabi Service Chiefs
3. Great Customer Service is the lifeline of any business. As a Fashion Entrepreneur, you should possess & practice basic Customer Service Skills (CSS) in order for you to attract new customers and retain them. You MUST learn if you don't have them.

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(1) #THREAD OKADA AIR: THAT WAS THE AIRLINE THAT WAS! #HistoryVille #Nigeria #Aviation #Travel #History #NaijaProud There can never be another Okada Air. That much is clear. The...…
(2)... circumstances which gave rise to its birth only happen once in a lifetime, and it's safe to say they can never happen again. Okada Air was set up by Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, a ranking chief of the Bini people, in late 1983. At that time, the...
(3)...boundary between #scheduled air services, the exclusive preserve of Nigeria Airways (WT), and charter flights, was distinct, but the pioneer outfit #Kabo Air was operating regular flights, and Igbinedion was determined to match him. The initial fleet...
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UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: For N16,500, security agents will allow you travel from #Lagos to #Abuja despite interstate ban | TheCable Cc @MBuhari @toluogunlesi @BashirAhmaad @NGRPresident @jidesanwoolu

#COVID19 #NairaForAccess #BreachOfTravelBan
Twenty-four hours to the trip, Otos, a worker at one of the bus terminals in the Jibowu area of Yaba, Lagos, had given all the assurances that there is commercial transportation to Abuja, and, in fact, to any part of the south-east.… #BreachOfTravelBan
With a giggle, and then a long hiss, he dismissed the directive banning interstate travel. As soon as we settled to talk, he reached for his chest pocket and brought out a bunch of tickets, assuming that his next passenger had arrived.… #NairaForAccess
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Lagos State Government @followlasg Has Approved E-lecture Portals For State-Owned Tertiary Institutions

@jidesanwoolu @TokunboWahab
@Mr_JAGss @segunfafore
#Education #ForAGreaterLagos
Governor @jidesanwoolu has approved special e-portals that will allow Lagos State tertiary institutions commence online lectures as part of measures to reduce the impact of Coronavirus on education.

@lagospedia @lasgeducation
The seven schools that will benefit from the initiative are: @LASUOfficial, @RealLaspotech, @AOCOED, @Mocped, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Lagos College of Health Technology and Lagos State College of Nursing and Midwifery.

@LasuFM @aob1_official
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How To Manage Your Finances During The Lock Down
By: Jide Adeola | Partner at PwC, Finance Analyst and Management Consultant. Image
i) First step: Don’t panic
Although this sounds basic, it is very important. In the past week, we have seen a significant surge in the number of households purchasing items on panic. Image
When you buy things under duress or with panic, you may end up acquiring things that are not essential for waiting this period out. You should also not make any investment decisions under duress.
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Two things happened today that made me pause and rethink Corporate #Nigeria a bit.

First, my account officer sent me a text wishing me well. I replied and realised that @MTNNG had given me 300 free SMS each month for this #covid19 #coronavirus period.
It made me go and check the list that one of my people @sbmintelligence is building about the help that the private sector is giving #Nigeria this bad seasons, and I must say that what I have seen is heartwarming. I will list some, and feel free to add to it when I'm done...
First off, @TheOfficialSIP have set up emergency numbers for people in the Igbo speaking parts of #Nigeria to reach in case of an emergency. They work, and ndi Igbo need them badly since our state governments tend to be so useless.
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As the #CoronaVirus continues to take it's toll worldwide, people are reinventing ways of preventing & stopping the spread of the virus.

The virus is real. Preventing it is our task.

Good afternoon & welcome to a Special Edition of #TheDiscuss with @Tutsy22
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Justice for sale (I): Inside ‘illegal’ police detention centre in #Lagos | TheCable… #JusticeForSale #JusticeSystemReform
A long-time investigation, including weeks of undercover reporting, revealed one of the police establishments notorious for its human rights violation.…
#JusticeForSale #JusticeSystemReform
The anti-cultism unit at Gbagada, a suburb of Lagos state, is dreadful, but only to the innocent and those unable to pay for a wiped slate. The single bungalow building is notorious for torture, extortion and criminal detention of hapless Nigerians.
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The paratransit mode needs to be confined to where it belongs. Where it will be playing a feeder role for BRT and other formal modes. Nigeria is about the only country where paratransit competes with formal modes of public transportation.
Some would argue that paratransit is creating employment for our teeming youths. That is very true. It is for the same reason the government did not consider outright ban.
The exclusion of paratransit from major routes means higher patronage and higher income for BRT.
That in turn would mean more buses, wider coverage, improved ridership and more pax trips at affordable prices.
Unless we do not want the BRT anymore. But in the history of public transportation, the BRT is rated as one of the best things that happened to urban mobility in the
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As I journey back to #Lagos, the nightmare of #traffic dawn on me again. Trying to seek solution instead of complain, I noticed the major reoccurring cause of traffic is bottleneck across junctions/turning, our junctions/turning are not well planned. #FERMA @tundefashola @nitpng
I studied #URP & one of the fundamentals of #TransportationPlanning is to avoid reduce the number junctions/turning especially along major transport corridor hence the need for service lane.@tundefashola @nitpng @Gidi_Traffic @trafficbutter @EniadeYomi @Mz_dholarike @abiolanoble
Since it's almost impossible to have reduced turnings and service lane on all transport corridors, I strongly feel the need to expand the U-turning points should be considered. It's the highest causing factor for traffic. @tundefashola
@ferma @nitpng @Gidi_Traffic @trafficbutter
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Let’s have some straight talk on #Soleimani, shall we?
1. Suleimani took command of the Quds Force over 20 years ago and his job is to reshape the Middle East in Iran’s favor: thru military force, by assassinating rivals and arming allies.
2. His twenty year focus is directing
a network of militant groups that has killed hundreds of U.S in #Iraq and others.
3. I know of only ONE American who has ever met him, John Maguire, describing him as soft-spoken yet the most powerful man in the MidEast. Thoughtful, strategic, smart, charismatic - 100% dedicated
4. He personally runs #Iran’s war in #Syria and brought in thousands of #Quds Force when #Assad’s army began to fail.
5. Suleimani and #Nasrallah of #Hezbollah #Lebanon are old friends and cooperate globally where Hezbollah has performed terrorist acts at Iran’s behest.
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thinking out loud about #WWIll in the #nigerian #tech space.
It all started with the then big boys of #innovation
with #ridehailing services. #Uber came into Nigeria and we realized taxis were not enough. whether it was because it was a popular international service
or because it had a good PR for representing your class or status, truth is #uber really did solve a problem. instead of walking to parks or bus stops looking for a taxi, your ride comes to you.
You have the right to choose what ride comes to pick you up based on your pocket
let's not even talk about convenience, the good Air conditioning that these guys used to offer during rides (not certain anymore) or the fact that it gave people the ability to have multiple jobs/sources of income once you have a vehicle.
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Who wants an Around the World With Mona in Sequins* thread?

*As she leads chants of Fuck the Patriarchy
#Soweto Theatre at @Abantu_ Dec 2019 #Sequins
#Chicago at @wcfbook and @ChicagoCouncil (video soon) Nov 2019 #Sequins
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Speaking at @Abantu_ in South Africa was last leg in 2019 of #FeministGiant World Tour. It was a privilege & thrill to start it in #Sarajevo with #Bosnia’s first Pride and end it in #Soweto with #AbantuBookFest. Revolution in Sarajevo to revolution in Soweto. It’s been an honour!
Along the way,speaking at Pitchwise in #Sarajevo, @strandbookstore in #NYC, @RMWAdam in #Amsterdam, @McrLitFest in #Manchester, @akefestival in #Lagos, @wcfbook in #Chicago, also in #Brooklyn, #Ottawa, #Sydney, #Melbourne & turning #Australia upside down via TV. It’s been a ride!
So many incredible audiences & new friends along the way. Many thanks to all who came to hear me speak. Many thanks for the love and the gifts. So many powerful experiences. I’ve returned home full. Time now to reflect and then write about these three months. #FeministGiant
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Been mostly offline and being present in the radical and revolutionary space that is @Abantu_. Such an honour to have been invited, to give they keynote, and to be with such incredible authors and incredible audience of readers. Love and solidarity@thando_mgqo and team. More soon
As an Egyptian African, I am so grateful for @akefestival in #Lagos and @Abantu_ in #Soweto. @lolashoneyin thank you! @thando_mgqo thank you! You have created spaces of such creative power for us Africans. You are revolutionaries ❤️✊🏽💜
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Fuck the patriarchy in #Soweto at @Abantu_ #abantubookfestival
Fuck the patriarchy in #Melbourne at #broadside2019 @wheelercentre
Fuck the patriarchy at @akefestival in #Lagos #AkeFest
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Music really IS the food of the soul.

The best period of my life (I think this applies for most people) was between ages 18 and 24 as a free-spirited student with no real responsibilities.

I have songs from that period playing right now, and I'm so happy. So much nostalgia...
Dunno which of you kiddies ever heard this song, but in its day, it rocked the fooking planet.

Once upon a time, there were no female rappers. Enter MC Lyte. She didn't open doors for those that came after her, no, she smashed them down.
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Nigerian States and their Natural Resources

Is your States as rich as Its natural resources?
Nigerian States and Their Natural Resources:

#Abia State

#Adamawa State

#AkwaIbom State

#Anambra State

#Bauchi State
Cassiterite (tine ore),

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About 75 polling units and voting points were affected and some 36,392 registered voters may have been disenfranchised as a result. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @HassanIdayat @DrJoeAbah @thecableng @PremiumTimesng
This is extremely disturbing and we call on all the relevant security agencies to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to prevent further incidents of violence likely to disrupt voting and consequently negatively impact the outcome of the elections. #CDDAnalysisCentre
In #Ebonyi state, thugs burned down three RACs in Okposi in Ohaozara local government, destroying election materials. #CDDAnalysisCentre #NigeriaDecides2019 @HassanIdayat @DrJoeAbah @thecableng @PremiumTimesng
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The outcome of #NigeriaDecides2019 left many questions behind. On the asymmetrical voter turnout, we’ve put the data in infographics to help you understand the trends better.

We’ve heard Nigerians ask: How did NW get 43.89% while SE got 24.53%?

Let’s start first with data.
With 42.51%, the Northeast had the second highest voter turnout in #NigeriaDecides2019.

The highest turnout within the NE region was from Adamawa state.

See the infographic for complete state-by-state details.
The Northcentral won the third position with 36.81% of voter turnout in #NigeriaDecides2019.

From the region, Plateau had the highest turnout.

See the infographic for complete state-by-state details.
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2018 #FAAC Shared to States - TOTAL GROSS AMOUNT:

#Delta - N237.81bn
#AkwaIbom - N216.29bn
#Rivers - N186.53bn
#Bayelsa - N172.61bn
#Lagos - N157.80bn
#Kano - N90.18bn
#Edo - N75.79bn
#FCTAbuja - N73.62bn
#Kaduna - N73.59bn
#Ondo - N72.33bn
#Katsina - N68.82bn

Source: OAGF

#Borno - N67.35bn
#Oyo - N67.18bn
#Bauchi - N65.98bn
#Niger - N64.74bn
#Imo - N64.59bn
#Jigawa - N62.60bn
#Benue - N62.05bn
#Abia - N60.96bn
#Sokoto - N60.59bn
#Kogi - N60.42bn
#Kebbi - N58.22bn
#Plateau - N57.69bn
#Anambra - N56.83bn
#Enugu - N56.33bn

Source: OAGF

#Crossriver - N55.51bn
#Adamawa - N55.50bn
#Zamfara - N55.31bn
#Yobe - N54.37bn
#Ogun - N54.12bn
#Taraba - N52.94bn
#Gombe - N52.07bn
#Osun - N51.92bn
#Nasarawa - N50.64bn
#Ebonyi - N50.03bn
#Ekiti - N50.00bn
#Kwara - N49.86bn

Source: OAGF

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1/ The country’s profile got bleaker this week for a host of reasons - impetuous regulatory behaviour, refugees left out in the cold, a needless rise in public recurrent spending and an unshackled rogue police squad.
2/ Nothing illustrates #Nigeria’s dysfunction as much as the minimum wage palaver. The ₦27,000 ($75) or even ₦30,000 ($83) is not much – those that earn it will hover around the poverty line.
3/ The issue is that even such a wage is beyond the capacity of @AsoRock to pay, and for many small businesses as well, this will represent a massive upswing in cost. There is a disconnect between value creation by the workforce, and how much they earn.
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In a week where the North East got yet another military commander, we got a better look at overburdened infrastructure.

Elsewhere, as MTN gears up to enter the banks’ turf, concern over Nigeria's food import practices conjures a picture of a recently painted but creaking house.
The @MTNGroup's announcement is a positive for #Nigeria's economy as it substantiates previous comments by MTN that it has no plans to exit Nigeria despite its spat with @cenbank over alleged illegal fund repatriation.
The announcement ties into @MTNGroup’s strategy to become the biggest provider of mobile financial services in #Africa.

The telecoms-led drive to provide mobile money services will introduce a new interesting chapter in #Nigeria’s financial services sector.
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