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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Whatsapp will no longer work on: Androids, Windows, iPhones, BlackBerry and Nokia Phones

Whatsapp will no longer work on: Androids, Windows, iPhones, BlackBerry and Nokia Phones

WhatsApp has announced that it will no longer support a range of older operating platforms by midnight December 31, 2016. WhatsApp say on their website: “As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use.

“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future.

“This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.

“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.”

The app will stop running on a variety of models, including Androids, Windows, iPhones, BlackBerry and Nokia Phones.
By the end of this year Whatsapp will no longer work on:

- Android 2.1 and 2.2

- Windows Phone 7

- iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

In June 2017, WhatsApp will no longer be supported for:

- BlackBerry

- Nokia S40

- Nokia Symbian S60

Muhammadu Buhari in New Year Message Admits 2016 Wasn't Easy

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari delivered a videotaped address to Nigerians, urging Shi’a Community and Niger Delta militants to embrace peace in the New Year. 
Muhammadu Buhari in New Year Message

''My dear Compatriots,

I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria.

I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation.

I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts of our military and other security agencies on their remarkable successes to rid the nation of terrorism.

Following the successful capture of Sambisa Forest, spearheaded by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, we have entered a new phase in our battle against our common enemy, Boko Haram.

When we see our beloved 21 Chibok girls reuniting with their families and community for Christmas, it gives us the hope that those who are still in captivity will one day return to the loving arms of family, friends and well-wishers.

I urge all Nigerians to be on the alert and watch out for strange figures settling in their communities, and report to the nearest security agencies, as our armed forces intensify the pursuit of fleeing terrorists from the captured Sambisa Forest.

Misguided elements who decided to take up arms against constituted authorities must be brought to face the full weight of the law.

The support of all Nigerians to security agencies to enable them successfully execute their mandate is crucial in our bid to effectively secure our country.

Seeing the joyful return of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Damasak town in Borno State, following the reopening of Maiduguri/Gubio/Damasak road in Northern Borno on December 25, 2016, reassured us that the voluntary return of IDPs in other parts of the country is imminent.

The Federal Government will spare no effort in seeing to the resettlement and rehabilitation of the unfortunate victims of terrorism and insurgency. I urge state governments, privileged Nigerians, donor agencies and countries to redouble their contributions towards this goal.

Government is aware of some mistakes and wrongdoings in handling the affairs of IDPs. We are taking measures to correct those mistakes and punish the culprits.

In this New Year, I want to reassure all Nigerians that our defence and security forces are more than ever before ready to perform their constitutional role of protecting lives and property in the country; and we will surely overcome all other forms of security challenges.

The lingering security issues in several states will be frontally addressed. These ugly crises cannot be allowed to fester as they strain the unifying bonds of brotherhood and neighbourliness. Some sections of the press and some politicians should avoid provocative and inflammatory statements, while the government is painstakingly trying to find solutions to our challenges.

I want to remind you on the first day of this New Year of an African proverb that says “it is easy to break a broomstick but not a bunch”. Nigeria is a bunch and is more than equal to troublemakers.

I have interacted with a broad spectrum of Nigerians, the old and the young, and they have told me unequivocally that they believe in the unity and stability of Nigeria.

The year 2017 provides an opportunity for us to build on those aspects of our national life that unite us. We are courageous, hardworking, hospitable, steadfast and resilient people, even in the face of difficulties.

These are the attributes that define us and have for years confounded the pessimists who do not believe in our continued existence as a united and indivisible nation. We are a remarkable nation that has succeeded in harnessing our multiple diversities for national development. We must continue to support and tolerate one another and live together as one.

We will continue to pursue peace initiatives in the Niger Delta as I again, call on our brothers in that region who have taken to violent disruptions of economic infrastructure to come to the negotiating table.

As for our brothers and sisters of the Shia Community, we urge them, too, to embrace peace. They must accept the laws of the country they live in. They cannot be islands by themselves. At the same time, the law enforcement agencies must treat them humanely and according to the rule of law.

On our part, in the past 20 months since our inauguration on May 29, 2015, we have focused our energies to turn around the economy, create jobs, fight corruption, and transform agriculture to replace oil and gas as a major revenue earner for the nation. I am encouraged that we are getting things right.

The agricultural revolution has begun. Farmers in different parts of the country are experiencing bumper harvests; states are getting into strategic partnership towards attaining self-sufficiency in rice, and the era of over-dependence on oil for foreign exchange revenues is gradually waning. I am optimistic that the CHANGE we all yearned for in voting this administration to power in 2015 will manifest more and be sustained in different sectors, particularly agriculture, in 2017.

As you may be aware, our economic recovery and growth plan in 2017 is anchored on optimizing the use of local content and empowering local businesses.

In pursuit of this administration’s philosophy, we will continue to appeal that we buy “Made In Nigeria” goods. Like I said during the 2017 Budget presentation to the National Assembly, farmers, small and medium-sized manufacturers, agro-allied businesses, dressmakers, entertainers and technology start-ups, will remain the true drivers of our economic future. They are the engine of our economic recovery and their needs underpin our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

On job creation, this administration will sustain existing programmes aimed at lifting a vast number of our youth out of poverty, while at the same time creating the opportunities for people to fend for themselves.

Our determination to wrestle corruption to the ground remains unshaken. This fight, which will be guided by respect for the rule of law and due process, will not spare anybody or organ of government. It is a collective undertaking and resolve that must be seen to its logical conclusion in spite of certain distractions. The fate of our country lies partly in the success of this campaign. It will be unthinkable on my part to allow the boat of this crucial campaign promise capsize mid-stream.

I thank you for the public support for our administration’s efforts to transform Nigeria. I assure you again that the current pains are temporary and will ease when the economic seeds in gestation begin to bloom to fruition. I urge you to continue to support this administration in its effort to transform Nigeria for the good of all.

I wish you a Happy New Year, 2017.''


President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Plastic Rice from China hits Nigeria

Plastic Rice from China hits Nigeria

Chinese companies has been mass producing fake rice made out of plastic for years now. These plastic rice grains look exactly like rice but remain hard after cooking and smells like plastic.

Eating plastic rice is dangerous for your health and poses severe health concerns. Nigeria has confiscated more than 102 bags of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country, Lagos customs chief Haruna Mamudu said.

Rice is the most popular staple food in Nigeria.Investigations are under way to establish how much of the contraband has already been sold. Nigerians should be vigilant during this holiday period.

In October 2016, the plastic rice panic was in the United States.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Riyad Mahrez is BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

Algeria and Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez wins the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016. Mahrez won ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure. The 25-year-old midfielder becomes the second Algerian to win the award following Yacine Brahimi award of the BBC African Player of the Year Award in 2014.

Riyad Mahrez is BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

The award comes as an icing to the cake for the Algerian who had already won the English Premier League title and was voted Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year.

Winger Mahrez, 25, told BBC Sport: "It means a lot, it's something big for African players so I am very happy, I am very proud.

"It's always good to receive awards and for African players it's a huge honour. To all the fans, thank you very much."

He added: "Also I want to thank the Algeria fans and dedicate this to them as well and for my family.

"I just have to carry on and keep going with my football and see what I can do."

Cristiano Ronaldo awarded FIFA Ballon d'Or for the fourth time

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or for the fourth time

Real Madrid and Portugese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or award for a fourth time.

Ronaldo, 31, helped Real Madrid win last season's Champions League and scored three goals as Portugal won Euro 2016.

It adds to the titles he won in 2008, 2013 and 2014.

"I never thought in my mind that I would win the Golden Ball four times. I am pleased. I feel so proud and happy," said Ronaldo.

"I have the opportunity to thank all of my team-mates, the national team, Real Madrid, all of the people and players who helped me to win this individual award."

Ronaldo is now one behind Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who received the honour in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

Friday, December 9, 2016

International Anti-Corruption focused on Female Presidents

International Anti-Corruption

Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks 175 countries on their levels of public sector corruption. Here are the 10 most corrupt countries in the world.

1. Somalia 8
=1. North Korea 8
3. Sudan 11
4. Afghanistan 12
5. South Sudan 15
6. Iraq 16
7. Turkmenistan 17
8. Uzbekistan 18
=8. Libya 18
=8. Eritrea 18

Friday the 13th (December 13) marks International Anti-Corruption Day. The theme set by the United Nations (UN) this year is "United Against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security."

According to the UN, every year 1 trillion U.S. dollars is paid in bribes while an estimated 2.6 trillion U.S. dollars is stolen annually through corruption, a sum equivalent to more than 5 percent of global GDP.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) finds that funds lost to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount of official development assistance for developing countries.

Since International Anti-Corruption Day was first observed, its organizers, the UNDP and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), have developed a joint global campaign to fight corruption. This year the campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest impediments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians and South Koreans marched calling for the removal of their scandal-plagued Presidents who both were later impeached by parliament votes making 2016 the year 2 female Presidents were impeached for corruption! What about the male presidents?

Nana Akufo-Addo Is Elected Ghana President

Ghana opposition leader wins presidential election, radio stations sa
Nana Akufo-Addo Trump, 72, will be the president of Ghana come Saturday. The former attorney general and foreign minister will be the first person to win the presidency from an incumbent election since Ghana returned to multi-party democracy.

Nana Akufo-Addo lost the 2008 presidential poll by one percentage point and lost the 2012 presidential poll by by 300,000 votes to current President John Mahama. But like his West African counterpart-Nigeria's president Buhari, Nana will be the president-elect once the official results is announced.

Ghana radio stations, Joy FM radio and Citi FM has called the presidency in favor of Nana Akufo-Addo. The electoral commission is set to begin releasing official results on Friday and complete the process by Saturday.

Joy FM’s website showed Mr Akufo-Addo winning with 53 per cent of the vote and Mr Mahama on 45.2 per cent, based on a count of 218 constituencies out of 275 in total. Citi FM gave Mr Akufo-Addo 54.8 per cent based on 190 constituencies.

Incumbent president Mahama said on Twitter on Friday he would wait for official results.

"Let's allow EC (Electoral Commission) to carry out its constitutional mandate. We'll make Ghana proud no matter outcome" of the election, he said in a tweet on his official account.