Tuesday, 25 February 2014

How to Make Free Voice Calls On Whatsapp Mobile Chat Software Unveils

WhatsApp Inc., the mobile messaging service that agreed to be acquired last week by Facebook Inc. for $19 billion, said Monday that it would offer voice calling as early as April, allowing free phone calls among WhatsApp’s 465 million users.

Jan Koum, the co-founder and chief executive of WhatsApp, also said during a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that he is hoping to grow the service to one or two billion users.

Mr. Koum said that the WhatsApp voice product would “focus on simplicity” as it has with its text-based messaging service.

369471 whatsapp logo Whatsapp To Introduce Free Calls From April 2014

He said that WhatsApp would first release a version of the voice service for Apple Inc.’s, iPhone and Google Inc.’s Android platforms, followed by services for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone, as well as some phones by BlackBerry Ltd. and Nokia Corp.

“We want to continue to have that minimalistic approach to the product,” he said. “We at WhatsApp want to get out of the way and let people communicate.”

Mr. Koum added that the voice product would “use the least amount of bandwidth, and we optimize the hell out of it.”

Speaking about the Facebook acquisition announcement earlier this month, Mr. Koum said that the product wouldn’t change, stressing that WhatsApp would remain independent. He cited Instagram’s example, after the acquisition of the photo-sharing service by Facebook.

Mr. Koum said that WhatsApp was likely valuable to Facebook because “we both want to make the world more connected,” though Mr. Koum stressed that WhatsApp wanted to know “as little as possible” about its users, including details such as a user’s name.

“There are no plans to change anything that we do with the product today,” he said, using words like “minimalistic,” “utilitarian” and “uncluttered” to describe his philosophy.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Widows Protest at Governor Fashola’s Office Due to Poverty

Scores of widows today stormed the Lagos State Governor’s Office, Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria to protest the demolition of their shops by officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI and the Lagos State Task-force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit.

The widows carried placards, calling on Governor Babatunde Fashola to come to their aid as they had been plunged into poverty and penury since the demolition of their means of livelihood.

Some of the placards read: “Our shops have been destroyed with no hope of relocating us to another place,” “We love our governor, show us that you care about our plight,” “The death of our husband is enough pain, don’t add hunger,” and “KAI has dumped our children in the cell, please, release them.”

Protesting widows in Lagos
Protesting widows in Lagos

The widows, under the aegis of Widows for Peace International, WFPI, said that the most recent demolition of shops at Suru Alaba Market led by the task-force had inflicted further hardship to the plight of many widows whose only livelihood has been destroyed.

Spokesperson of the widows and President WFPI, Mrs Chinwe Dike said the task force boss, Bayo Sulaiman led the demolition, saying that he also led the demolition of their shops at NAPEX Shopping Complex in Victoria Island where many traders, many of whom were widows were displaced.

“Till today, no alternative shops had been allocated to them. They were also not compensated for their losses arising from inhuman exercise meted out to them by the agencies of the state government. The constant harassment, castigation, and destruction of wares of widows by Lagos State operatives have become a major concern.

“It is not only an abuse of our rights to earn legitimate living but also antithetical to a harmonious co-existence, peace and development. We demand that all shop owners who were displaced and their shop destroyed, especially the widows should be compensated and shops allocated to them at reasonably cost without hesitation,” she said.

She also demanded that more than 1,000 children who had been unjustly by KAI officials and currently languishing in detention be released with immediate effect and that “their confiscated wares be released to them and that all forms of harassment of widows should stop henceforth.

“Widows for Peace International appeals to Governor Babatunde Fashola to restrain the state operatives from further harassment and intimidation of widows and to stop treating us as foreigners in our own country. We acknowledge the efforts of the Lagos State Government to make Lagos a mega city but that should be done with a human face.

“It will be recalled that the same over-zealous agents of the state government last year rounded up persons suspected to be of Igbo extraction and dumped them at Onitsha head bridge in spite of their constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of movement. We ask the governor to use his good office to check the excesses of his agents as enough is enough,” she stated.

Nigeria University Games (NUGA) Anchor By Wande Coal, Wizkid and Others

Hip-hop stars, Wande Coal and Wizkid, have been revealed as the major artistes that will perform at the Diamond S.W.A.G Account Concert, the closing concert of the ongoing 24th Nigerian University Games, NUGA, holding at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

The concert will take place on Saturday, 22 February, the final day of the games.

Ayona Trimnell, Head, Corporate Communications, Diamond Bank plc, said the concert will afford the students the opportunity of unwinding after 10 hectic days of fierce sporting competition and also to reward those who opened the bank’s Student With A Goal, S.W.A.G account during the Games.

“We came to the games as lead sponsor to launch the S.W.A.G Account, a new proposition aimed at providing Nigerian youths with the right support to help them achieve their financial goals.

“Also the S.W.A.G Concert is the bank’s way of both rewarding and encouraging the youths who are already embracing the new propositions in their thousands,” Trimnell said.

She promised that with Wande Coal and Wizkid leading other artistes, the bank is poised to make the experience a memorable one for the thousands of Nigerian youths who have come from far and near to participate in the Games.

• Olumide Akindele, Head, Consumer Propositions, Diamond Bank plc; hip hop musician, Wande Coal; Uzoma Dozie, Executive Director –Retail Banking, Diamond Bank plc; Wizkid; Ayona Trimnell, Head, Corporate Communications, Diamond Bank plc; and R & B musician, Banky W, during a courtesy visit by the musicians to the bank as part of preparations for the Diamond SWAG concert.
 Olumide Akindele, Head, Consumer Propositions, Diamond Bank plc; hip hop musician, Wande Coal; Uzoma Dozie, Executive Director –Retail Banking, Diamond Bank plc; Wizkid; Ayona Trimnell, Head, Corporate Communications, Diamond Bank plc; and R & B musician, Banky W, during a courtesy visit by the musicians to the bank as part of preparations for the Diamond SWAG concert.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

The New CBN Governor - Zenith Bank's MD, Godwin Emefiele Appointment Details

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday named the Managing Director of Zenith Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, as the next Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria.

In a letter addressed to Senate President David Mark and read on the floor of the Senate, Jonathan who urged the parliament to treat the nomination with dispatch, said Emefiele  would replace Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, whose tenure expires in June.Godwin-Emefiele
If confirmed by the senate, Mr. Emefiele will take over fully as the substantive governor in place of  Sanusi.
The president also nominated Adelabu Adebayo, an executive director at First Bank, as the deputy governor of the bank. He will succeed Tunde Lemo who retired as Deputy Governor of the regulatory bank in late 2013.

Jonathan had suspended the Lamido Sanusi as the apex bank governor on Thursday morning, ordering him to hand over to the most senior Deputy Governor of the CBN, Dr Sarah Alade who will serve as Acting Governor.

Godwin Emefiele Profile As a Zenith Bank’s Managing Director
“He is the Group Managing Director, Zenith Bank Plc, a position he has held since August 2010. Until then he was the Deputy Managing Director of the bank, having been appointed into that position in 2001. Emefiele has been on the bank’s management team since inception and has held various management positions in the bank, including serving as the Bank’s Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking, Treasury, Financial Control and Strategic Planning.

“Until he took over as Group Managing Director, Emefiele was directly responsible for all the Group’s local subsidiaries, Treasury and Correspondent Banking, and Multilateral, Conglomerates, & Private Banking. He also had responsibilities for direct supervision of majority of the bank’s branches in Lagos and Northern Nigeria.

“Emefiele has over twenty-six (26) years banking experience and holds a B.Sc and an MBA in Finance both from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Before commencing his banking career, he lectured Finance, Bank Management, and Insurance at the University of Nigeria and University of Port Harcourt respectively.

“He is an alumnus of Stanford University, Harvard and Wharton Graduate School of Business where he took courses in Negotiation, Service Excellence, Critical Thinking, Leading Change and Strategy.

“Under Emefiele’s leadership, Zenith Bank has strengthened its position as a leading financial institution in Africa, winning recognition and getting endorsement at home and abroad for giant strides in key performance areas like corporate governance, service delivery and deployment of cutting-edge ICT as well as impact in the bank’s numerous spheres of operations.

“In 2012, Emefiele’s visionary leadership saw Zenith Bank receiving acclaim from reputable institutions such as world finance, CFI and FTSE Global Markets that have named Zenith the Best in Corporate Governance, Best Commercial Bank in Africa, and Emerging Global Super brand respectively.”

Source: New CBN Governor

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Celebrities Advice: The 6 Forbidden Sex Foods You Must Never It Before Doing It

It's the joy of every couple to happily have great bed performance in bed. That is why sex diet is always recommended for as many that want to always have this wow feelings of nature.

Below are some of the lists of anti-sex performance food recommended by most celebrities you must never eat before engaging in the act.

1. Beans: Beans are a good source of fibre and proteins for our body. But they also contain a type of sugar that doesn’t digest fast and causes bloating and gas. We can all agree that a gassy and bloating belly is not ideal for sex.

2. Garlic: Garlic adds extra flavour to our food, but it is really a good idea before sex. It not only has a strong scent which can be an instant turn off but also has starches that can cause bloating.

3. Cheese:You probably didn’t expect cheese to make it to the list of foods to avoid before sex, but the truth is that cheese can be a smelly nightmare and can turn your partner off. Cheese breath lingers on long after it has been consumed, so skip this food if you want to impress your partner.

4. Red meat: A fancy steak meal may sound like a perfect night out but you might want to reconsider your choice of meat. Red meat is heavy and can take a long time to digest. This will leave you feeling sluggish and sleepy, which will surely affect your performance in bed.

5. French fries: French fries are filled with tran’s fats that can lower testosterone levels and decrease blood circulation. They also contain a lot of salt, which can make it difficult for men with high blood pressure to keep up a strong erection.

6. Peppermint: While you might think that chomping on a peppermint for fresh breath is a good idea before sex, studies show that the menthol present in peppermint can reduce testosterone levels and this can affect your sex drive

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