Sunday, May 31, 2015

The World's Highest-Paid Sports Teams


The world’s richest sports stars compete on the soccer field. According to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey, eight of the world’s twelve highest-paid sports teams are soccer clubs with Paris Saint-Germain grabbing first position. Players at the French Ligue One outfit earn an average of $174,692 every week, adding up to just over $9 million every year.


Real Madrid and Manchester City aren’t too far behind, paying their players a weekly average of $166,180 and $165,343 respectively. The first non-soccer team to make the list, the Los Angeles Dodgers, come in fifth. The Major League Baseball team pay an average of $154,292, just 18 dollars more than Manchester United’s average weekly pay.







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Emirates Becomes New Sponsor of the English FA Cup for the Next 3 Years


Emirates Takes Over English FA Cup

London, UK & Dubai,  – 31st May, 2015; Emirates, a global connector of people and passions, and The FA, today announce that the airline will become the Lead Partner of The FA Cup, to be known as The Emirates FA Cup, from next season until 2018.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

World Leaders Love Apple iPad - Obama, Obasanjo, Abubakar and Shonekan

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Apple iPad Air is an amazing tablet that even world leaders are fascinated to see how it works; from President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. to the former Presidents of Nigeria; Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) Chief Ernest Shonekan and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at the inauguration of the new President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday May 29, 2015, at the Eagle Square, Abuja.


You can get yours at the Apple iStore, Ikeja Mall, Ikeja, Lagos. And from June 1, Apple iStore Offers Big Deals @ Jumia's Mobile Week Megathon!

Get your iPad & iPhone from the authorised Apple iStore

Mr. Rutger-Jan van Spaandonk, Chairman, Core group Africa, Apple’s official value added distributors for sub-Saharan Africa has advised Nigerian consumers to avoid buying grey Apple products from unauthorized resellers, as these products do not honour warranty agreement and deny consumers of the full buyer’s benefits.

“We appeal to Nigerians to buy their iPads, iPhones and other Apple products from the iStore located in ikeja Mall and the authorized resellers to get the best value for their hard earned money, enjoy authentic warranty documentation and experience".

Core Group Africa acts as the dedicated full-service brand custodians, managing a brand’s presence from end-to-end, taking care of logistics, distribution, sales, training, marketing and support. The iPad and full range of Apple products are available at the Apple iStore in Ikeja Shoprite Shopping Mall. It is the home of everything Apple in Nigeria, and customers can get the same great Apple experience, as obtainable in USA, Europe and other developed markets. Slot is also an authorized Apple distributor

Apple iStore Offers Big Deals @ Jumia's Mobile Week Megathon


Apple iStore Offers Big Deals @ Jumia's Mobile Week Megathon

Apple iStore, (The home of everything Apple in Nigeria)is has announced it's special participation in Jumia’s Mobile Week Megathon, the one and only mobile sale of this size in Nigeria, taking place from the 1st to the 7th of June.

iStore and Jumia partnered to offer mega deals on its finest and latest Apple products, from iPhones to iPads on iStore Online - Powered by Jumia - for seven days in a row, offering customers nationwide the chance to purchase the Apple device of their dreams at a price they won’t be able to find somewhere else.

Jumia has been revolutionizing the way of accessing the Nigerian market for mobile brands for three years now, providing trustworthy, direct and fast access to Apple products for the end customers.

It is therefore natural that iStore collaborates with Jumia to bring to its customers exactly what they want, and at the best price.
Apple Deals available are:


1. 10% Discount across iPad mini, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. All capacities and colors where applicable (16, 32, 64 & 128GB - White, Black, Space Grey, Gold and Silver)
2. Buy an iPhone 6 16GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N23 000
3. Buy an iPhone 6 64GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N33 000 - Hero Deal
4. Buy an iPhone 6 128GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N23 000
5. Buy an iPhone 6 Plus 16GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N23 000
6. Buy an iPhone 6 Plus 64GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N33 000 - Hero Deal
7. Buy an iPhone 6 Plus 128GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N23 000

Make sure to download the Jumia App and get access to Apple deals hours before everyone else. Note that the deals will be available on the app from 5am every day before they go live on the website at 9am! You can win a N5000 voucher simply by sharing the news on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus!

The Apple iStore is located at ikeja Shopping Mall. 

Let the countdown
begin! Click on www.jumia.com.ng/megathon/ for more information or visit www.istoreonline.ng









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Friday, May 29, 2015

Yes, You Are Probably Wearing the Wrong Bra Size


Yes, You Are Probably Wearing the Wrong Bra Size

See how to measure your bra size on The Fashion Spot.







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DIGITAL FRIDAY: How Your Online Data Can Get Hijacked



How Your Online Data Can Get Hijacked
Photo Credit: Core0 Static World.

What happens when you send an e-mail or buy something online?
Most of what we do on the Internet requires sending data thousands of miles to other computers.







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Dubai Visa Has No Age Or Marriage Restrictions - Dubai Government


Dubai Visa Has No Age Or Marriage Restrictions

Contrary to the rumors and wrong information making the rounds, there are no visa restrictions whatsoever to Dubai for Nigeria travellers below the age of 40, whether they are married or single.

According to the official portal of the Dubai Government, Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce as well as Emirates airline, visas to Dubai can easily be obtained by all persons with the valid travel documents, irrespective of their age or marital status.
Some misinformation had earlier been circulated that ladies/men travelling alone should be 40years old and above; married women travelling with children should be above 40 years old; ladies/men who are less than 40years old will be allowed to travel if accompanied by someone who is above 40 and bears the same surname with them.


The Dubai Smart Government Department stated that "Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan and all visitors are welcome. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world. These visitors can benefit from a range of services and a local infrastructure that help make any trip to Dubai smooth and hassle-free."

 Nigerians are therefore encouraged to visit Dubai without any fear of age or marriage restrictions. 

 The list of Documents required to obtain a visa to Dubai include: Passports valid for at least 6 months, passport copy, Applicant’s colour photograph, Original application form (available at all Emirates Travel Hubs) in Arabic or English with addresses and contact numbers at both their originating country and in Dubai, Copy of Emirates ticket, hold documents for their next destination, have sponsor in the UAE to cover their stay or confirmed hotel reservation.

Emirates Airlines advised on three ways to apply for your UAE visa: You can apply online through the Emirates Manage a Booking tool after booking your Emirates or through the local Emirates office or through official Emirates partners.

Other rules and conditions for visa to Dubai include: The visa fees must be paid upon application, Visa fees are non-refundable, the ticket is non-refundable if the visa has been issued and utilized. Visa processing time is approximately three to four working days. All visa types are valid for 59 days from the date of issue.

Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city and a business and major hub. Dubai remains one of the top favourite destination of many Nigerians. And there are no age restrictions or marriage restrictions in obtaining a visa to Dubai.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.emirates.com/english/plan_book/essential_information/visa_passport_information/prearranged_uae_visas.aspx.
http://www.dubai.com/v/visa_requirements/
http://www.dubai-online.com/essential/immigration/

 





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Man of the Moment and the Book of the Moment in Nigeria



The man of the moment is His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari following his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Friday 29th May, 2015, at the Eagles Square, Abuja.


The book of the moment is "The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream"
My Testimony on the 2015 Presidential Election" by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, aka "Orikinla Osinachi".


- See more at: http://www.nigeriansreport.com/2015/05/inaugural-speech-by-his-excellency.html#sthash.QO6WcnAk.dpuf.







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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GTBank and Etisalat Launch New Retail Banking for Millions of Nigerians




GTBank and Etisalat in Strategic Partnership to Offer New Retail Banking Service

Guaranty Trust Bank plc, a foremost financial institution in Africa and Etisalat, one of Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications company have partnered to introduce GTEasySavers, a savings account that is easy to open and easy to save; designed to enable under-banked and unbanked individuals achieve their financial goals while operating a regular bank account via their mobile phones. This strategic alliance that will enhance the service delivery of both brands, will offer customers, unparalleled lifestyle and loyalty benefits.


Registered subscribers of Etisalat network can conveniently open a GTEasySavers account by simply dialing a USSD short code–“737*0#”via their mobile phones, and a ten digit GTBank account number is sent via SMS immediately. Funding of the account can be done by Cash deposits at Etisalat Experience Centers and GTBank branches; electronic transfers from other bank accounts; Cash Deposit ATMs at GTBank branches and GT Express Agent locations.

From Left: Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher; Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank GTB , Segun Agbaje; and Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Angelone Francesco at the launch of “GTEasySavers” powered by Etisalat and GTBank at Guaranty Trust Bank Headquarters in Lagos on Tuesday, 26th May 2015.

Speaking on the partnership, the Managing Director and CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje stated that “we are passionate about driving the CBN’s financial inclusion strategy in ensuring the under banked and unbanked, begin to find the propositions of banking services more attractive and convenient and then take the bold step of patronizing our numerous bank products and offerings, a passion which we fully share with Etisalat Nigeria”.

The GTEasySavers account operates like a regular bank account and is in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s financial inclusion strategy for the country. Transaction limits on the account is pegged at CBN’s Tier 1 KYC status limits of N20,000 for single deposits and maximum cumulative of N200,000 account balance at any point in time. Benefits for account holders include free airtime, higher interest rates on savings and quarterly rewards.

Mr. Matthew Willshire, CEO, Etisalat. 

"This is a new chapter in the continuing growth of the banking industry made possible through GTEasySavers by GTBank and Etisalat Nigeria. Enabling account opening via an Etisalat phone will make it more convenient for individuals to carry out transactions using the transformative power of the banking system. Etisalat currently has the highest quality network in Nigeria and our partnership with GTBank is designed to add value to the lives of our customers and make banking more accessible. We will continue to offer innovative products and services in fulfillment of the promise we made to Nigeria over six years ago when we commenced operations in the country. The partnership will also begin the journey for unbanked customers from our over 22 million subscriber base," said Etisalat’s CEO Matthew Willsher.


Customers who sign up for this account need not provide any initial documentation but can upgrade the status of their accounts to Tier 3 at any time, by simply visiting any GTBank branch with additional information/documentation, including a valid identification card and utility bill.






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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Apple iStore Offers Big Deals @ Jumia's Mobile Week Megathon

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Apple iStore Offers Big Deals @ Jumia's Mobile Week Megathon


Apple iStore Offers Big Deals @ Jumia's Mobile Week Megathon

Apple iStore, (The home of everything Apple in Nigeria)is has announced it's special participation in Jumia’s Mobile Week Megathon, the one and only mobile sale of this size in Nigeria, taking place from the 1st to the 7th of June.

iStore and Jumia partnered to offer mega deals on its finest and latest Apple products, from iPhones to iPads on iStore Online - Powered by Jumia - for seven days in a row, offering customers nationwide the chance to purchase the Apple device of their dreams at a price they won’t be able to find somewhere else.

Jumia has been revolutionizing the way of accessing the Nigerian market for mobile brands for three years now, providing trustworthy, direct and fast access to Apple products for the end customers.

It is therefore natural that iStore collaborates with Jumia to bring to its customers exactly what they want, and at the best price.
Apple Deals available are:




1. 10% Discount across iPad mini, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. All capacities and colors where applicable (16, 32, 64 & 128GB - White, Black, Space Grey, Gold and Silver)
2. Buy an iPhone 6 16GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N23 000
3. Buy an iPhone 6 64GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N33 000 - Hero Deal
4. Buy an iPhone 6 128GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N23 000
5. Buy an iPhone 6 Plus 16GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N23 000
6. Buy an iPhone 6 Plus 64GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N33 000 - Hero Deal
7. Buy an iPhone 6 Plus 128GB with a free Griffin/Incase cover and screen protector and save N23 000

Make sure to download the Jumia App and get access to Apple deals hours before everyone else. Note that the deals will be available on the app from 5am every day before they go live on the website at 9am! You can win a N5000 voucher simply by sharing the news on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus!

The Apple iStore is located at ikeja Shopping Mall. 

Let the countdown
begin! Click on www.jumia.com.ng/megathon/ for more information or visit www.istoreonline.ng









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Monday, May 25, 2015

My 23rd Wedding Anniversary with Mrs. Ada Chioma Henrietta Eze, a Reminder of God’s Awesomeness

My 23rd Wedding Anniversary with Mrs. Ada Chioma Henrietta Eze, a Reminder of God’s Awesomeness
~ By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

Preamble
Today, 23rd May, 2015 marks my 23rd wedding Anniversary with the former Miss Ada Chioma Henrietta Nwaorgu. A journey that started in UNICAL where we were undergraduates in 1987 that led to our formal wedding at St Theresa Catholic Church in Yola, Adamawa State in May 23rd, 1992 under the then Rev Father ignatius Kaigama the present Bishop of jos Catholic Diocese and President of Catholic Bishops in Nigeria. To the glory of God our union has produced six beautiful kids. When I reflect on how i met this lady who accepted me as a husband even as a student with a very poor background with nobody in mind to assist me, I look at her as the craziest lady ever on this earth.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Backstreet Boys Premiered in the Dead Sea!


EIN BOQEQ, Israel, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Boys" are finally in Israel and hotter than ever! The greatest boy band since the dawn of man landed in Israel on Sunday with a personal entourage of around 25 people, including some of their wives and headed straight for the Premier Dead Sea resort spa and its private Dead Sea beach.