Plan to Attend ‘PRISTINE’ Album Release Concert

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Beautiful Gospel songstress, SHARON PRISTINE AKUBOH AZUBUIKE, has announced the release of her debut album that will be launched in December 1st, 2017.

Titled ‘PRISTINE‘,  the launch will also feature performances from top-notch musicians.

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Pristine has released soul-lifting songs from the album, like ‘Restored‘  and ‘Gangara’ and we cannot wait to hear the full album.

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The launch will give opportunity to fans and admirers of the gospel artiste to buy the “ORIGINAL” and autographed album of the artiste at the venue.

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Details of the event will be released soon.

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For partnership, sponsorship and support, kindly

contact the organizer via;
WhatsApp: +234 703 801 1695
Email: lyrisist23@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Top Restaurants To Get The Best Local Foods

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If you’re craving some local Nigerian cuisines, the following restaurants are some of the best places to get it.

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1.Mama Cass

Mama Cass is one of the foremost restaurants in Nigeria with over 30 years experience. It is a favourite restaurant among locals and offers a large variety of delicious, mouth-watering local and continental dishes. It is one of the best places to get great local cuisines to savour. The restaurant also offers varieties of pastries and cakes, and is set in a comfortable and attractive atmosphere with nice décor and a cool ambiance. Their food is affordable and tasty.

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2.Yellow Chilli

This is another great restaurant for local dishes located in Victoria Island, Lagos. It’s a restaurant and bar that provides private and exclusive dining services for guests. It also has a sit-out for lounging and relaxing with friends, family or even on your own. They offer varieties of continental dishes and a wide array of traditional Nigerian dishes which makes them a choice location to savour and enjoy mouth-watering local dishes. It is one of Nigeria’s ‘finest, most exciting and original custodians of ethnic cuisines’.

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3.R Cafe

Formerly called Rodizzio Restaurant and Bar, is a nice restaurant in Nigeria with great local cuisines with a nice and calm ambiance, as well as great décor. The cuisines and signature dishes are made with the freshest ingredients and their cool and comfortable ambiance gives you relaxed atmosphere to enjoy their great food and take a nice break from the hustles of daily living.

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4.Jevinik Restaurant

This restaurant is an exotic and exquisite spot that offers varieties of local and proudly African delicacies to savour and enjoy. It has a nice and comfortable decor that culminates in a rich culinary experience for visitors. Their food is not too pricey and well within affordable margins. The food is also of sizeable quantity. The restaurant has a number of branches in some of the major cities in the country.

4 Great Achievements of Ancient Africans Most People Don’t Know

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Despite suffering through slavery, oppression, mismanagement and a host of other vices, Africa is a continent that has fought to remain strong, admirable and formidable amidst suffering and oppression. One of such admirable aspects of Africa is its achievement in significant areas of life and work that many might not even be aware of.

We fill in this gap by sharing 4 great achievements of ancient Africans most people don’t know.

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1.Mathematical Achievements

Many modern high-school level concepts in mathematics were first developed in Africa. More than 35,000 years ago, Egyptians scripted textbooks that included basic mathematical concepts like division and multiplication of fractions and geometric formulas to calculate the area and volume of shapes. The ancient Egyptians were the ones who considered a circle to be 360 degrees and estimated pie at 3.16. They also calculated distances and angles, solved algebraic equations and carried out mathematically based predictions on the size of the floods of the Nile. In addition, eight thousand years ago, the people in present-day Zaire developed their own numeration system, as did the Yorubas in present-day Nigeria. The Yoruba numeration system was based on units of 20 (instead of 10), and scholars have lauded this because it required an impressive amount of abstract reasoning and subtraction to identify different numbers.

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2.Architecture and Engineering

Many ancient African societies built sophisticated environments. The Egyptians pyramids are very good examples of the engineering feats of ancient African societies. Later in the 12th century, in the far south, there were hundreds of great and architecturally brilliant cities built in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Massive stone complexes were the hub of these cities, and one even included a 250-meter-long, 15,000-ton curved granite wall. The cities had huge castle-like compounds with numerous rooms for specific tasks like iron-smithing. In the 13th century, the Mali empire was another African society that boasted of impressive cities, including Timbuktu, with grand palaces, mosques and universities.

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3.Metallurgy and Tools

Some ancient African societies were responsible for a good number of the advances in metallurgy and tool making. Advances in Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda between 1,500 and 2,000 years ago were believed to have surpassed those of the Europeans, and were astonishing to the Europeans when they learned of them. For example, Ancient Tanzanian furnaces could reach 1,800°C, which was 200 to 400°C warmer than those of the Romans.

 

Astronomical Achievements

It is believed that several ancient African cultures birthed discoveries in astronomy. Some of these discoveries are foundations on which the field of astronomy still relies on for footing, while some others were so advanced that their mode of discovery has still not been understood. Egyptians were responsible for a good number of these discoveries and they charted the movement of the sun, constellations and the cycles of the moon. They are believed to have divided the year into 12 parts and developed a yearlong calendar system containing 365 and a quarter days. They made their clocks with moving water and used sundial-like clocks.

7 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do To Stay Motivated

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Making the decision to become an entrepreneur is a fearless step from being an employee of a business to the leader of your own business. One of the first challenges they are likely to face is that they no longer have line managers to set goals and deadlines for them. Therefore, the responsibility of inspiration and motivation becomes their personal task. This is where some entrepreneurs fall short. As such, these insights will help them stay motivated.

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1.Set goals and values

Entrepreneurs must have personal goals and core values. They must write them down, read them daily and even memorize them. These should serve as a regular reminder about their purpose for becoming entrepreneurs.

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2.Have a plan

Running a business without a plan can easily make them lose focus. They should evolve both short-term and long-term plans. This will help them have a clear understanding of what they want to accomplish and how they want to achieve it.

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3.Have a ‘me’ time

Entrepreneurs are very busy people. As such, it is possible that they will be consumed by work.  So, they should endeavour to set personal time during which they get out of the rut.

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4.Think of themselves as captains

Entrepreneurs are the captains of their ships and nobody will navigate that ship for them except they do. So, they should take solace in the fact that they own the business and they have to make painstaking efforts to run it.

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5.Connect with other entrepreneurs

This is not to say that you need to copy what others are doing. Instead, share ideas and get to know what keeps them motivated. This will definitely make them feel like they are on the right track with the support of other like minded entrepreneurs.

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6.Reward themselves

Being a business owner does not mean they should not reward themselves. As such, they should be prepared to reward themselves for accomplishing their set goals.

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7.Sleep

They should never underestimate the value of a good night sleep for personal motivation. A night of sound rest will re-energize them and significantly boost performance.

4 Insights That Will Change the Way You Think About Money

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Money can indeed be a very dynamic concept. There are a lot of lessons to learn and apply to be able to truly manage money and get it to answer to you.

Here are 4 insights that will change the way you think about money.

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1.Regardless of the Size of Your Paycheck, You Probably Already Make Enough Money to Become Rich

This nugget of wisdom was given by a man called David Bach, an American self-made millionaire. According to him, the amount of money you make has little or no bearing on how you can build wealth. It’s not so much about how much you make, but about how you can keep it. The key is to start as early as possible with savings and investments, no matter how little they might be. This will make it possible for you to reap the full benefits of compound interest.

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2.It Takes Time

The golden rule of savings and investments is really to think long term and start as early as possible. According to Warren Buffet, ‘It’s pretty easy to get well-to-do slowly. But it’s not easy to get rich quick.’ The money made in investments is by investing, owning and managing these investments for long periods of time.

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3.Secure Your Financial Future By Getting Paid What You Are Worth

If you know your worth in an organization, there is no reason to sit back and waste away in underpaid oblivion. You really have to ask for what you want, however, there is a right and wrong way to go about asking for a raise. It is recommended that when asking for a raise, you look at the range for someone with your level of experience in the industry, this can help you understand your worth. You can then ask for a raise based on that information. If you have tried all you can and your current company still refuses to value your expertise by paying you what you’re worth, it is best to immediately start looking for one that will.

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The Best Investment You Will Ever Make is in Yourself

Grant Cordone, another American self-made millionaire, said this as an advice echoing the one his mother gave him when he was younger. Investing in yourself will always give you a return that nobody can take away from you. Get the necessary education and skills you need, and also learn to give whatever job you find yourself doing your best, even if the job is only temporary.

The application deadline for Ola Ndi Igbo 2017 has been extended by a month!

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If you know anyone who has always dreamed of showcasing their innovations and inventions to potential investors and the public, they are in luck as the application deadline for the 2017 Ola Ndi Igbo Inventors and Innovators Fair has just been extended!

Entries were supposed to come to a halt today but the organisers has announced that there are now a month more to get your application in the running.

The Inventors and Innovators to participate in this event will be drawn from South East indigenes and residents. Indigenes of the South East must not be resident in the South East to participate, but non-indigenes must be resident in the South East to participate.

The new closing date is Saturday, November 18th. Log on to http://www.olandiigbo.net to apply.

It’s pretty exciting!

Ola ndi Igbo is a biennial convention of Ndi Igbos with the vision of celebrating our global best. The theme for the 2017 Summit is: ‘Revitalizing the Can-do Igbo Spirit: Showcasing Innovations and Inventions from the South East.’

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Despite the legacy of the Igbo people in education, science, technology and innovation, and the pivotal role that they have played in technology, innovation and inventions in Nigeria, the South East continues to struggle with high rates of unemployment, especially among youth and limited internally generated income to drive social and economic development in its five states – Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.

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In addition, the large and accomplished Diaspora populations in the United States and the United Kingdom are relatively disconnected, and the most successful citizens are not engaged in philanthropic and community development initiatives in the South East. As a result, the region continues to struggle with a relatively weak civil society and a non-profit sector that is unable to raise funds to scale high impact initiatives.

Hence Ola Ndi Igbo has provided a platform to foster a community of individuals of Igbo descent who are proud of their heritage and are committed to working collaboratively to promote the social and economic development of Ndigbo.

The event is slated for the 18th of December 2017 in Enugu State. For adverts and sponsorship, contact Rita on 09092403119 or rita@southsaharan.org

 

 

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INTERVIEW: “Have a passion for service and to exceed guests expectations” – Ubutu

In this exclusive interview with Mr. Peter Ubutu, Operations Manager for Citiheight Hotel, he sheds light on the hotel and tourism landscape in Nigeria, exceeding customers (guests) expectations and qualities/skills needed to excel in the industry. Enjoy.

What is unique about CitiHeight Hotel?

As a Hotel Operations Manager, Mr Peter Ubutu generally overseas the entire operations of the hotel, which include the sales and finance operations, food and beverages department, public relations and the creation and supervision of employee roasters and work schedules, amongst other functions. A mixture of guests from different parts of the country and even overseas, grace the Citiheight hotel, and as the operations manager, he ensures that all within the hotel works efficiently to meet the needs of each guest. The hotel itself is equipped with top-of-the-line and state-of-the-art facilities, some of which include cozy and well air-conditioned rooms, 24/7 internet access, reliable power supply, a swimming pool, restaurant and bar, a gym and even a spa. These facilities provide exciting activities for guests to engage in at their leisure times, and to top is all, the hotel offers a complementary buffet breakfast for guests to savour and enjoy, either before, after or as they engage in these exciting and fun activities.

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Tips on Giving Customers a Memorable Experience

“As a hotel administrator, in your service to clients, you cannot leave anything to chance,” says Mr Peter when asked about what makes Citiheight hotel’s service unique, and in that statement is a very useful tip for students and upcoming hotel administrators to take note of. “It is important to try to give a very memorable experience to guests by way of quality service”, he continued and gave an example of how he went above and beyond to service the need of a guest one fateful night.

The guest desperately needed his medication, and because it was night time, there was no pharmacy open to provide the needed medicine. Mr Peter went beyond the call of duty and leveraged on his relationship with one of the major pharmacy operators in Nigeria to get the pharmacy open at night and purchase the needed medication for the guest. To paraphrase his exact words, from that night, that guest became a loyal patron of the hotel. This willingness to not leave anything to chance, to go above and beyond to meet the needs of guests with exceptional friendliness, and to provide superb luxury facilities to guests is what Mr Peter believes makes Citiheight hotel unique compared to other hotels.

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Qualities of a Good Hotel Administrator

Additionally, Mr. Peter Ubutu advised students and upcoming hotel administrators to work on having excellent human relations and to ensure they remain truthful to guests and employees at all times. He added that an impeccable dress sense is also necessary to make a good impression because ‘you dress the way you want to be addressed’. For him, it is also important to be humble, regardless of your age, so you will be able to relate with people well and properly understand their needs.

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Moving on to what his opinion on the Lagos experience is, Mr Peter describes it as fantastic, exciting and dynamic with a great nightlife and very good food. It is an experience he believes guests to Lagos will fully enjoy.

Finally for fun, Mr Peter likes to meet and greet. This manifests in how he is always eager to meet guests, talk to them to gauge their needs, understand them and effectively meet these needs. He also likes to read in his spare time and is currently taking courses on LinkedIn to enhance his organizational and managerial skills. The top tourist destinations in Lagos that he recommends for visitation include the beach, Onikan Museum, the Oba’s Palace, Nike Art Gallery, Kalakuta House and the Mall.