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Sunday, 23 February 2014

On Flight AJ 174 to Lagos...




It has been quite a while, I haven’t journeyed by air. I love travelling, and I most especially relish my trips by air than by any other medium. Road trips used to be my favourite, but driving through the good, the not-so-good, and the really bad roads of South-South and South-Eastern Nigeria, can be so tiring, fun-sapping and frustrating, you wouldn’t want to make another trip by road.

On this particular trip,

Friday, 21 February 2014

WhatsApp Staff Celebrate Facebook Deal With Cristal Champagne

                                                    Image Credit: Ann Bennett of Washington Post UK

Barely 24 hours after Facebook agrees to purchase WhatsApp, WhatsApp staff were seen celebrating their buyout with cartons of Cristal Champagne! (Picture above)
A bottle of Cristal Champagne Vintage Liquor goes for anything between 250-280 dollars (N40,000-N45,000).

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Facebook Buys WhatsApp for Whooping 19 Billion Dollars!


Facebook is at it again! Just a few weeks ago, Facebook celebrated her 10th Anniversary of existence since 2004.

Founder of facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his facebook page a few hours ago that plans have been concluded to buy popular instant messaging app-WhatsApp for $19 billion (£12.1 billion) in cash and stocks.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

4 Unique Side Hustles That Bring in Big Bucks



Out-of-the-box money-makers to pursue after five
by Courtney Connley



Ever thought about what you can do to make additional money on the side? Wonder what others are doing to provide that extra financial cushion? From turning your hobbies into jobs and making an extra buck off your passions, below are four unique side hustles that can bring you a little more cash flow

Friday, 7 February 2014

Lessons From The Early Days: Raising Money From The World Bank (Part 5)

I told you that I read a newspaper with a pen in my hand, and I always have a notebook. So there it was, in the newspaper: the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank, was creating a small fund to help, small businesses in Africa!

We had no emails in those days. Using the principles I have already taught you,

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Some lessons from the beginning( Part 4): Excellence Will Always Get You Noticed


It had been quite a while since I sold my car to fund our working capital. My partner and I spent all our time just focused on our business. We worked long hours and drove around in a battered old pick up truck. We were totally consummate about our business. When I was not working, I was reading every book or article I could find on business, and business management

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Hurray! Facebook is 10!

Today marks the 10th anniversary of one of the world's most popular and widely used social networks-facebook.

Started on the 4th of  February 2004 in a dorm room by  Harvard drop-out - Mark Zuckerberg initially as "thefacebook.com, today is 10 years Old!


On Feb. 4, 2004, in his Harvard dorm room, Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com, a website where college students could post information about themselves, trade messages, and become virtual “friends” with one another. It was entering an already-crowded field of social networks. Friendster was the world’s most popular at the time,

Monday, 3 February 2014

Getting Down To The Business Of Understanding Bank Lending (Part 3)


I began by drawing up a list of all the banks in the country, and all the financial institutions that provided any kind of financing for small businesses. I began to research every single one;

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Introducing New Smart Bra That Will Only Unhook Itself For True Love


Everyone laughed last year when Microsoft announced plans to release a “smart bra” that would detect emotions. Now, though, the mecha-bras are upon us, and we’ve got Japan—who else?—to thank.

Dubbed the “True Love Tester,” Japan’s first foray into the budding smart bra industry comes from Ravijour.