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Friday, October 5, 2012

FACEBOOK HITS 1 BILLION USERS

Co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement, saying the number is “humbling.”

“This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month,” he said in a statement.

“If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.”

Interviewed on the NBC Today show, he called the number a major achievement.

“To be able to come into work every day and build things that help a billion people stay connected with the people they care about every month, that’s just unbelievable,” Zuckerberg said.

Facebook said it reached one billion monthly active users on September 14 at 12:45 pm Pacific time. That includes 600 million mobile users.

In its last update in June, Facebook said it had 955 million users including 543 million using mobile devices.

The California company launched a hotly anticipated public offering in May, but has seen its share price tumble amid concerns that it may not be able to grow revenues as users migrate to mobile devices.

Facebook shares, which hit the market at $38 in May, rose 1.2 percent early Thursday to $22.06, having fallen by more than half.

In the NBC interview, Zuckerberg said the company was moving forward despite some rough patches.
“Things go in cycles. We’re obviously in a tough cycle now and that doesn’t help morale, but at the same time, you know, people here are focused on the things that they’re building,” he said.

“I mean, you get to build things here that touch a billion people, which is just not something that you can say at almost anywhere else, so I think that’s really the thing that motivates people.”

Analysts are divided on whether Facebook can leverage its massive user base for advertising and other revenues and still remain loyal to Zuckerberg’s goal of making it a service to connect the world.
Trip Chowdhry at Global Equities Research remains bearish on Facebook, saying the company has failed to come up with a credible expansion plan.


“OK, one billion users, now what? How do you monetize them?” Chowdhry told AFP. “The problems with Facebook remain the same.”

But Lou Kerner of the Social Internet Fund says the market is underestimating Facebook’s ability to drive revenues higher.

“While Facebook continues to grow its user base, recently surpassing one billion active members, the law of large numbers means that user growth is slowing,” he said.

“However, engagement per user continues to grow rapidly, and that’s the metric that will increasingly drive revenue.”

Since Facebook’s launch, users have produced over 1.13 trillion “likes,” some 140 billion friend connections and have uploaded 219 billion photos.

The social network has also seen 17 billion location-tagged posts, including check-ins, and 62.6 million songs which have been played 22 billion times.

The median age of the user is around 22, according to Facebook.

According to the independent website Social Bakers, the largest number of Facebook users are in the United States, over 166 million, followed by Brazil (58 million), India (55 million), Indonesia (47 million) and Mexico (38 million).

Zuckerberg, in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek released Thursday, said the company was taking the new milestone in stride.

“We don’t want to overly celebrate any particular milestone, so what we do is we have hackathons,” he said.

“So people will be thinking of ideas and working on prototypes and things that we’ll need to do to help connect the next billion people, which I think is pretty cool.”

The growth figures have been clouded by concerns about dubious accounts. Facebook’s own figures show as many as 83 million may come from dubious sources — duplicate accounts, pages for pets and those designed to send spam.

Some 8.7 percent of the accounts may be dodgy, the company said in its quarterly filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

WOMAN DELIVERS TRIPLETS IN FLOOD VICTIM'S CAMP

A woman from Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State was yesterday delivered of a set of triplets at a flood victims’ camp.


Though her identity was not revealed, it was learnt that the woman is among those camped at Fr Joseph’s Primary School in Aguleri.

The widow of the late former Senate President, Dr Chuba Okadigbo, representing Anambra North, Margery Okadigbo, relived her experience in Awka, the state capital, when she visited the office of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Mrs Okadigbo, who was in tears, said she wanted to ensure that the relief materials from the Federal Government were distributed by the agency.

The senator noted that the situation in Anambra State had gone beyond party affiliation, saying it should be a collective responsibility of everybody and not the governments alone.

She said the woman at the Aguleri camp delivered a set of triplets – all boys – adding that the victims’ conditions were unbearable, especially the women.

Mrs Okadigbo said: “I am a woman; I know the pains those people are going through. Everybody has been swallowed up by the floods. This is not a good entry for me, seeing my people dying.

“I have been moving around the seven local government areas in my constituency, to ensure that the people are safe. The only local government in my area, which is still free of the floods, is Oyi. The other six are under water.

“Not only that, families are being separated as a result of the floods. Many people will die of hunger and starvation. There is a problem in the land.”

The senator said the National Assembly had called for a supplementary budget because of the problem, adding that many victims would benefit from the government’s relief package.
According to her, the floods may last longer than expected.

NEMA yesterday started the distribution of materials from the Federal Government at various camps in Anambra State.

NEMA’s South East Coordinator Dr Onimode Bamdele was injured when he was evacuating the victims.

CORPER KOFO (Episode 9)

its a Friday morning , and the banking hall is packed full with customers, my intercom rang , i was told i had a delivery which was later brought upstairs,in it was a gold wristwatch, a rose flower and an IV to a dinner in Hilton ,attached was a note that read 'hello gorgeous,i am your admirer,not to worry you'll know me when you get there, please bring a police man along if you are scared,lol, please don't keep a gentle man waiting ,its 7:30pm darling....see you there'
  At this point my guesses went wild, i was suspecting a guy on my street who won't allow me hear word,but the point is that guy is far from being gentle.hmm ,now my BUSY BODY Chioma is all nosy,she wants to know  sup with the parcel ,well i told her and she wants to tag along, i just smiled, i immediately called tobi who promised to provide a policeman who will just be in the background and she will be there herself(hmm my ever loving Tobi), i told Chioma ,she can't go that its a dinner for two, but she pleaded that she doesn't have anywhere to go hang out this evening(see me see omo ibo oh,must you hang out on a Friday ???) Ok , I finally agreed ,'Chioma you can come,but na wa for you sha' .

The BDM stepped out and saw the parcel on my table and didn't utter a word,well i am not suspecting the mumu....... Chioma started telling me what to wear this evening and i'm like 'Chioma!!! i don't even know this guy ,so whats the looking HOT thingy???? oh pls... she insisted,' babes you know na ,but you just have to look very hot sha ,i have told you#dontdull' hehehehehehe this girl is crazier than i ever imagined though, LWKMDH.... ok lets see how this evening goes .......well the BDM is just in a funny mood today,I'm so glad he doesn't have my time....plus i didn't reply that his useless sms. hmm who could this be, i have ran out of guess though...will gist you all later about this Mr no name>>>LOL

Thursday, October 4, 2012

How Pastor Adeboye's Picture Saved Me From Kidnappers-RCCG WOMEN LEADER

Mrs. Adebusola Odunaya, women leader, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Cornerstone Parish, Lagos, on Tuesday described her release by kidnappers after six days of captivity as an act of God. It was reported last Thursday that Adebusola had on Saturday, September 21, left home for Lagos to buy beverages and some other items but could not be found for six days.
Fortunately, 37-year-old Adebusola resurfaced on September 27. In a telephone interview with The Punch, Adebusola said although she could not recognise the exact spot, she was held in a bush along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and was released after six days.
Below is how she captured her experience:
“On the fateful day, I was to go to Lagos Island to pick my stock of noodles. It was past 12 noon. When I got to Ishaga area, there was no vehicle there. I decided to go to Agege to board a bus.

“When I got to Agege, there was no direct bus going to Idumota on Lagos Island. I had to board an Oshodi vehicle (molue). As we were already in the vehicle, I heard a conductor calling Idumota. I had to alight from the vehicle I was in and went for that.
“When I got there, the vehicle was still loading. Three women and the driver were inside. I joined them. As soon as I did, the women then asked the driver to move so that they could carry people along the road. I became happy that the vehicle would be fast.
“As we were expecting the vehicle to move, the conductor came and touched me with the handkerchief he was holding. That was when I fell asleep. I did not wake until five days after in a forest along Lagos- Ibadan Expressway.”
Adebusola said when she regained consciousness on the fifth day, she found out that her hair had been cut and the money she wanted to use to pay for the items, about N500, 000 had been taken.
“They ransacked my bag and saw our General Overseer’s (Pastor Enoch Adeboye) picture and Redeemed wristband. They asked me, ‘So you are a member of Redeemed?’ I said yes.
“They said, ‘thank God for your life.’ They now led me through the jungle to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and left me. That was how I was freed from the kidnappers.”

#hmm we give God the glory...



143 UNIBEN STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR FORGERY

Management of the University of Benin, on Wednesday said it had handed over to the police 143 of its students for certificate forgery
Vice-Chancellor, of the institution, Prof. Osayuki Oshodin, said some of the students were arrested during the second semester examinations.
He said, “We arrested some persons who engaged in certificate racketeering and we are going to flush out any member of staff involved in these illegal activities.
“Some of the students involved in this fake admission, have been arrested and are with the police now. We cannot tolerate illegalities in this university and we appeal to parents to monitor their children to ensure that they are not involved in such a vice.”
#May God help us in Nigeria,ok he said some of the students got fake admission,who gave them the fake admission????? i am just curious oh.....i don't think the students are alone in this!!!
 Your opinions please.....


BRAZIL 2014:HODGSON SNUBS FERDINAND CALLS UP SHAWCROSS, LENNON

Stoke's Ryan Shawcross and Tottenham's Aaron Lennon have been recalled to the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland in October.
Uncapped centre-back Shawcross fills the space vacated by John Terry, who has retired from the national side.
Winger Lennon returns after a two-year absence.
Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 24, is called up for the first time, while Wayne Rooney returns.
Bhoys manager Neil Lennon congratulated Forster, on Twitter.
"Well done Fraser Forster its fantastic recognition for him and Celtic....he thoroughly deserves this," he tweeted.
Coach Roy Hodgson has opted against recalling 33-year-old Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who has not played for England since 2011.
Manchester United striker Rooney missed the victories over Moldova and Ukraine in the first two qualifiers due to a leg injury sustained against Fulham.
Shawcross, who turned 25 on Thursday, was named in former coach Fabio Capello's squad for the friendly against Egypt in March 2010, when he was an unused substitute.
He turned down the opportunity to play for Wales last month, having qualified through five years' compulsory education in the country.
Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs, who has impressed in the opening month of the season, replaces Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand.
Birmingham's Jack Butland, who was part of England's Euro 2012 squad, has been released to the Under-21s for their European Championship play-off with Serbia.
England's senior team play San Marino at Wembley on Friday, October 12 and face Poland in Warsaw on Tuesday, October 16.
England squad
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich)
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke), Kyle Walker (Tottenham)
Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Sunderland), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
Forwards: Andy Carroll (West Ham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)

The man behind the MASK!!!

Lagbaja......*nothing for you* this is the man behind the mask........nothing for him jor we have seen his face.LOL.

Channel debuts 'HULA HOOP' bag

Ladies what do you all think....swag or swap???


The OBAMAS CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY

I love this couple,God grant them many more years

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tyler Perry gives woman a NEW VAN after hers is stolen

Filmmaker Tyler Perry is donating a new vehicle to a Georgia woman with cerebral palsy after her specially-equipped van was stolen outside Atlanta.Perry tells Atlanta station WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/T01DqC) he decided to give Alicia Day a brand new van after he saw a news report about the theft this week.
Authorities say Day's 2000 Chrysler Town and Country van was stolen from her Decatur driveway sometime Sunday night.
Day, who uses a wheelchair, told WSB she prides herself on being independent and works part-time as a greeter at Home Depot. Her mother relied on the van to take Day to work and to doctor appointments.
Day said "my mouth just dropped to the floor" when she learned Perry would give her a new van.

#Good work Tyler Perry....May God bless you.....sure the woman is amazed!!!

THE WILLIAMS SISTERS WILL BE LIVE IN LAGOS,NIGERIA ON 30TH OCTOBER ,2012

I hear the Williams sisters will be in lagos on 30th of october as part of the first leg of the recently launched *breaking the mould *campaign,a women's empowerment initiative that has garnered international support..
 We await these champions....You are welcome Serena and Venus Williams..........
Nigerians love you!!!


THE WORLD'S OLDEST MARATHON RUNNER




He is believed to be the world’s oldest marathon runner after running the Toronto marathon last year, 101-year-old Fauja Singh was competing in Canada again – but this time he didn't even break a sweat.


Thousands turned out to watch Londoner Mr Singh as he ran Surrey 5km race in British Columbia in just 35 minutes.


Mr Singh, who was born in India in 1911, ‘barely broke a sweat’ according to his family, as the centenarian is used to running far longer distances.


Four generations of the Singh family were competing alongside one another in Canada over the weekend, and Mr Singh said he was ‘proud’ to be part of the race.

The Ilford, east London, resident carried the Olympic torch prior to this summer’s Games, and has been part of an Adidas campaign alongside David Beckham and Muhammad Ali during his illustrious running career.

 
Surprisingly, he only picked up the sport when in his eighties, and has jogged 10 miles a day since.
His trainer Harmander Singh told the BBC before the race: ‘I believe it's probably best that this is the last. I don't think he has anything else to prove.’

Mr Singh says the the secret to staying in shape and being able to conquer his gruelling fitness regime at his age is simple. He eats copious amounts of ginger curry and drinks a lot of tea.


#Now this man got me thinking......whattttttttttt?at age 101???incredible!!! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS ,STELLA DAMASUS INTENSIFIES FIGHT AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE

Top Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus-Aboderin on Monday urged Nigerian women to promptly report cases of sexual molestation and abuse to the relevant agencies.
Damasus spoke at programme organized by her organization, ADIVA, weekend, to promote the rights of women and girls.
She expressed concern that many unreported cases of sexual violence had left a lot of women psychologically traumatized.
She challenged mothers to develop a bond with their children especially females, so that they could freely report cases of abuse or molestation by the opposite sex.
“Many parents have bottled up cases of rape that their daughters have gone through due to the fear of being stigmatized by the society“
“Cases like this, should be reported, so that the offenders can be brought to book and debarred him from continuing such acts against other people.
In a separate interview, Dorathy Njemanze, the founder of the Dorothy Njemanze Foundation, urged mothers to pay attention to the upbringing of their children.
“If you are a mother, and your daughter cannot confide in you, then you are a failure,” Njemanze said.
She advised women to take advantage of several government and NGO platforms established to handle cases of abuse against women. 

More power to your elbow Stella..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MRS LINUS(STEPHANIE OKEREKE)

She's a DIVA any day anytime, one of my favorite nollywood actress......
Wish her properous years ahead....hip! hip!!hip!!!..........................Hurrayyyyyyyyyy

CORPER KOFO (Episode 8)

I spoke with Tobi, who said if the BDM insists i should drug him to sleep wherever he takes me to and leave, and i'm like wow!!! that is risky Tobi what if he dies?what if something goes wrong with him? i told her im not going to do that,i don't have the nerves to.
its a Tuesday morning after the independence, a lady is sitting  upstairs waiting for the BDM,she is 6ft tall, light skinned, gorgeous ,wearing a TM lewin purple shirt on a black short skirt(yes....very short to show off her nice legs) .hmmm, the purple shirt actually flattered her light skin,the BDM came out  to introduce her to us all ,her name is Chioma,she is a new staff (now deep within me,i am very happy ,just hoping that oga BDM will now direct his attention to her, i kinda felt light in my spirit),now BDM called out"KOFO please put her through ,as she will also be part of retail banking unit."
We exchanged pleasantries and i tried showing her a whole lot, while trying to pack my things to go out now for marketing i caught my BDM staring foolishly at her and then our eyes met and he gave me a cheeky grin.....oophs whats my own ,as a matter of fact this idiot doesn't know i am glad he is distracted...*oloshi*

I was just going down the stair case when he called Chioma back  and told her he would like to go out with her so as to introduce her to some customers, Chioma replied saying *Sir, that's what Kofo is going to do*..... he replied ....ermmmm okay but you should come back early as i still have to show you some...ok sir Chioma replied ....

What in God's name is this man up to????? anyway i hope he concentrates on her  and leave me the hell alone..mtschwwwwwwww

I just got to the car and got an sms from him saying * girl you look irresistible,gosh i got hard at the sight of you this morning*sup you still have not answered me.....(now i am dumbfounded) calling Tobi faaaassssstttt!!!!

JOKE SILVER IS 51YEARS......HURAAAAYYYYYYY TO AN ALL TIME DIVA!!!

Joke Silva was born in Lagos, Nigeria, into a family of 4 children on 29 September 1961. She’s a Nollywood actress and director and has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2006, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008.
She attended Holy Child College in Lagos after which she studied English at the University of Lagos. She then relocated to England and studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Married to award winning Nigerian actor, Oludotun Jacobs popularly known as Olu Jacobs.

wishing more prosperous years 

GORGEOUS DAKORE EGBUSON MAKES A COME BACK IN MOVIE 'JOURNEY TO SELF'

Beautiful actress, Dakore Egbuson Akande, who took a break from acting after her wedding to Olumide,  has made a stunning comeback to her first love-acting.
Dakore was part of the cast of a new gender inspired movie, “Journey to Self”, produced by actress Ashionye Michelle Raccah. She acted alongside Nse Ikpe Etim, Catherine Edoho, Kalu Ikeagwu, Femi Jacobs and others. Though she has not featured in movies in recent times, Dakore played the role of Alex in the movie which also featured Carol King, with cameo appearances by Kalu Ikeagwu, Femi Brainard, Femi Jacobs and Chris Attoh.
Directed by Tope Oshin-Ogun, “Journey to Self”, due to hit the big screen next month is an intense story of friendship, sacrifice, empowerment and self-respect. The movie explores some of the social issues confronting women on daily basis. Ashionye, describing the flick as “an intense, dialogue-based movie where the viewer is sure to embark on the same emotional journey as the characters”, said as a proponent of women’s rights and empowerment in the past, she decided to produce this movie as a way of giving the womenfolk a voice. “It was natural therefore, as I set my mind to writing scripts, that one of the first I wrote would deal with some of the issues women face in their relationships both with men and their fellow women. Alley Kat Media looks forward to partnering with Fressia Entertainment in future.” he added.

UCHE JOMBO,AKON,WYCLEF AND ALL REPRESENT FOR NEW YORK PREMIERE OF 'BLACK NOVEMBER' (PHOTOS)






I can't wait to watch this movie......

REPS TO PROBE OTEDOLA'S N141 BILLION DEBT

The House of Representatives, on Monday night, said it would probe the alleged debt of N140.9 billion, being outstanding debt of a businessman, Femi Otedola, to Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

 
The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Zakari Mohammed, in a statement, said “we have observed with interest, the payment of N140.9 billion, being outstanding debt of Mr Otedola to AMCON. This payment was credited to AMCON’s Managing Director, Mustafa Chike-Obi.
“Obi confirmed that AMCON board met on Thursday and approved the transfer of the business-man’s assets, as well as undisclosed cash to AMCON as full payment and final settlement of Otedola’s liabilities,” he noted.
“The seventh House of Representatives would, on return from its one-week oversight tour, constitute a committee to investigate the amount and the assets so transferred to AMCOM.
“It is imperative to state that with the state of our economy, this transaction was done with confidentiality and secrecy.
“It is curious that AMCON, being a government establishment which is under the purview of the National Assembly, could do that without the knowledge of the House.
“To say the least, the procedure is not acceptable. The National Assembly would be interested in getting full details of the transaction,” it read.

PARALYMPIC STARS SET TO TIE THE KNOTS ON NOVEMBER 3RD,2012.

The much talked about wedding is expected to attract top officials in the sports circles, including the Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi; the Director of Sports, Dr Patrick Ekeji; Nigeria’s Paralympic Games Chief-de-mission, Dr Simon Ebhojiaye; the National Paralympic Secretary in Nigeria, Dr Frank Thorpe and all the coaches and officials who were among the Team Nigeria to the London 2012 Games.

According to the bride, Folashade, all her team mates are also warming up to be part of the history-making wedding as they have already bought uniform popularly known as ‘Aso Ebi’ with head ties for women and caps for men. “Everybody is excited about the date.We have been trying our best to put things in proper perspective towards a succeessful ceremony. 


did i hear you say wow!!!???its just amazing how God works.....