How to Start a Clothing Store

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Are you fashion forward? Do you love working with the public? Then it might just be time for you to marry your fashion sense and your business sense with a retail clothing business.

1. Is this a business in which you have experience?
Maybe you’ve taken those merchandising classes; maybe you’ve watched your father, mother or grandparents run a business; maybe you spent a summer selling makeup over the counter at Macy’s. In any case, your experience and business sense are as important as your interest in clothes.

2. Can you live with the inherent risk in the apparel business?
This isn’t meant to scare you; we’re only trying to present a balanced picture. If you’re serious about opening an apparel store, you need to know that, like the restaurant business, the apparel business is risky. You may pour your life savings into a business that goes bust within a year.

“Nothing is sure-fire, and there are risks attached to starting any kind of business,” says Fred Derring, president and owner of D.L.S. Outfitters, a New York City-based apparel marketing and consulting company, “but you’ve really got to love the clothing business because you can make more money doing almost anything else. Even in the restaurant business–if you’re successful–you can make more money in five years than you can in 15 years in the apparel business.”

3. Do you believe strongly in the apparel industry?
On a serious note, you really need to think about why you’ve decided to open an apparel store vs. a homeopathic pharmacy or an organic grocery store. Whatever your particular fashion passion, it has to be enough to carry you through the yearly holiday rushes as well as the slow summer lulls. It’s like marriage: When times get tough, you need to remember why you took those vows in the first place.

4. Is your niche overcrowded or dominated by a few?
It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to see that the apparel industry is crowded. All you need to do is save all those catalogs stuffed in your mailbox or visit your local mall on the weekend. But there always seems to be room for more, particularly if you’re offering consumers something they feel they’re lacking.

5. Can you become a specialist?
If you’re opening an apparel store for the right reasons, you probably think you’ve got the corner on something someone else in your professional community doesn’t. Maybe it’s surf clothes; maybe it’s chic plus-size fashions; maybe it’s leather and jewelry imported from Turkey.

Specializing, or finding your niche in this business, is crucial to your success. And in many cases, all it takes is a little common sense. As Kira Danus, a buyer from D.L.S. Outfitters in New York City, says, “No apparel store should be stocking twill khaki shorts if there’s a Gap within 10 miles.”

6. Do you have a competitive advantage?
In a word, this is called “marketing.” For now, hear this collective quote culled from every apparel entrepreneur interviewed for this business guide: “Today the competition isn’t two doors down the block; it’s at the local mall. People can get everything we sell at their local mall, so we have toI set ourselves apart other ways. Pay attention to the demographics in your area, to the location and available foot traffic, to television and movies and what people are wearing on the street.”

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Start Mini Importation Business in Nigeria With Just N14,000 As Capital

phonessIn Nigeria today you can start an importation business with a very little amount of money and make up to times 10 as your profit. I’ll reveal the secret on where you can get cheap items to buy online, how to buy them and what you need to purchase them. Also in this business u don’t necessarily need a magazine/store to start. You can Import high quality products from all over the world for as much as 60% below wholesale or 90% off retail store prices for items ranging from laptops, mobile phones, androids, wrist watches, digital cameras, jewelries, cloths, shoes and so on. What’s more, you’ll learn the best kept secret of successful importers…

How you can easily import from China, USA, Vietnam, Thailand, Canada, Bangkok and from all over the world completely risk free using O.P.M or other people’s money. Buying goods in small scale from china or else where right from your room and once they arrive, supply them at a higher price to the retailers in the local market here in Nigeria. Before I proceed I would like to erase some phobia from your mind that:

1. Importation involves more paperwork which is nightmare! 2. You have to go to Asia, USA or China in person: It’s actually easier to import 100% online and cheaper 99% cases. 3. Imported goods are all craps and cheap Chinese junks: The fact is that what you want China to produce for you is what they’ll do for you, China even supply some items to USA. 4. You have to have huge amount of money to import: You can start with as low as N13,000 and make a profit of N240,000 per month. All you need is some basic knowledge of how it works…

The present downturn in the global economy with its attendant effects of mass unemployment and job losses is not peculiar to Nigeria. However, developing nations such as Nigeria are obviously bearing a greater share of the burden. Some time back, specifically October 2012, Nigeria’s Statistician-General of the Federation stated that about 20.3 million Nigerians were currently jobless and not employed in any form of job. phone

How do you as an Individual, an average Nigerian, get the necessary financial capacity to take care of the needs of your family, grow funds for future investment and live the kind of comfortable life you wish. What Is The Way Out For The Average Nigerian? In order to make ends meet, people nowadays not only need to have access to Multiple Streams of Income, but also businesses that bring constant streams of income. This made me to put all you need to succeed in this business into one package called ‘MINI IMPORTATION GUIDE’ at a very low price so that you start the business right from your room. In this Mini Importation Guide you will lean:

1. How to get started as a mini importer in the next 72 hours, even if you are dead broke like I was when I started out 2. What to buy and where to buy them 3. Means of making payment 4. How to get valid home address 5. Genuine sites to buy your items online without any problem 6. How you can get free shipping 7. How to track shipments and confirm deliveries 8. How to market your goods to consumers, using social media 9. How to make money out of this business And lots more.

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Real Madrid sell £20 million worth of Rodriguez shirts in 48 hours – See morReal Madrid Sell 20 Million Worth of Rodriguez Shirts in 48hours

James Rodriguez displaying his Real shirtJust days after completing the transfer of James Rodriguez from Monaco for £60 million, Real Madrid have gone some way of recouping that outlay by selling over 900 shirts per hour tafter his unveiling and over 300,000 in the last two days.

L’Equipe revealed on Thursday evening that in less than two days (48 hours), Los Blancos have sold 345,000 replica Rodriguez shirts with total earnings standing at £21million on those sales alone.

Reports from Spain said the Real Madrid shop had to draft in extra hands to deal with the excessive demand for the new No. 10 shirts at the club shop on the day of the Colombian’s unveiling at the Bernebeu.

Another Galactico that Real signed in the past, David Beckham reportedly sold more than a million replica jerseys in his first year at Real Madrid.

In total, Beckham has sold a humongous £1billion in shirt and boot sales in his career and made £15million when he signed a short five-month with PSG during the 2013/13 season

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President Obasanjo’s Letter to President Jonathan on Snipers is Coming to Play.

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Former Kaduna State governor AbdulKadir Balarabe Musa yesterday said the suicide attacks on Wednesday against General Muhammadu Buhari and Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi in Kaduna undderscored the letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo accusing the government of planning to kill some prominent people.

Musa, who spoke to Daily Trust in Kaduna, said: “It was alleged that the targets in the explosions were Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi and General Buhari. That should draw our attention to the letters written by Obasanjo and Governor Murtala Nyako recently of selective brutality as one of the agenda of the government. Some gave them a political meaning but these bombings were either made to eliminate them or give them warnings.”
He said there was a speculation before the civil war in 1966 that about 1000 people were to be assassinated by the government which brought the ‘Araba’ (disintegration) riot and eventually the war.
He said the federal government must find suitable ways of tackling insurgency before it spreads to other parts of the country.
“Bombing is not a northern phenomenon rather a national matter that must be collectively addressed. Boko Haram is a threat to all Nigerians and it is not impossible to address. Similar thing occurred after the civil war in 1970 when robberies became rampant in the south-east and other parts refuse to act,” he said.
“They later spread to other parts and after three years there was either a robber or an informant in every major town in the country.”
He said dialogue and amnesty are the safest ways of tackling insurgency which the federal government must utilize.

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Human Meat Sold for $6000 in Nigeria

human-meat-sold-nigeriaThe Nigerian Special Anti Robbery Squad has unearthed a gang that specializes in the sale of human meat and body parts. The group told the police that they make at least over $6000 by sale of human flesh, including the body parts.

The arrests were carried out in Lagos, where the investigators carried out an undercover operation to nab the culprits. The gang collect dead bodies of road accident victims, corpses from hospital and if they were in dire need, they would even kidnap people, the police said.

The local daily, Vanguard, reported that the gang members also used to engage in selling live humans to Witch Doctors for human sacrifice that also involved eating of human flesh and blood.

An accused detailing their exploits, however, told the police that there were more profits to be earned from dead humans than alive one. An accused confessed that live humans were sold for a mere $250, while by the sale of human meat, along with various parts could bring them at least over $6000.

The gang members would “use the blood for preparing ritualistic concoctions. Similarly, the head, intestines, liver, heart, eyes, lips and tongue were used for making pepper soup. The private parts of the victims were used for preparing potions to increase once potency,” the daily reported.

The undercover agent during the operation was negotiating for the head of a women, for which the gang was haggling for $200, when the police raided the hideout. The police found several decomposed bodies and body parts.

Earlier in February, the Nigerian police had shut down a local hotel after it was found that the restaurant was serving human meat. During the raid, the police found that human flesh was sold as an expensive treat at the restaurant, while roasted human head was also part of the menu.

The hotel owner and 10 others were arrested in this connection. And the police recovered two heads wrapped up in a cover, besides several clothes, guns and ammunition, reported the Osun Defender.

In the past, there have been several cases of cannibalism reported in Nigeria, where largely owing to lack of education, people fall prey to superstitious beliefs and practises.

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Utilizing Competitive Pricing Intelligence to the Fullest

pricessUtilizing competitive pricing intelligence to the fullest is much more than getting your competitors’ prices and information and then reacting to it. You have to look at your own pricing in new ways to find out where can you make money, save money, and increase your profit margins. Here are some wizardly ways to use your competitive pricing intelligence to maximize profits.

#1. Must Have: Strategic Plan

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that competitive pricing is only about setting numerical values. It’s really about creating a set of strategies to maximize your company’s profits. You’d be surprised how often we hear that our customers don’t have a strategy, until they begin using our pricing intelligence tool. You have to develop a real plan of how you’re going to proceed, and continuously monitor your prices.

2. Beware The Pitfalls of Underpricing

Many businesses underprice their products hoping to drive up volume by offering their product as the least expensive alternative. There are at least two downsides to this: 1. Not knowing that you are pricing a lot lower than your nearest competitor results in thin or greatly decreased profit margins, and leaving money on the table unnecessarily. 2. If you price low on purpose, but don’t have brand recognition, your product may be perceived as being “cheap” or suspect and people won’t buy it.

#3. Find Additional Value in Your Product

You may have opportunities to price higher by providing additional value. Do you offer additional service with your product or are your goods of perceived higher quality? Will you take returns without question? Do you cover return postage? If so, you may be able to justify a higher price.

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#4. Raise Your Prices and Monitor What Happens

A pharmacy owner tried to figure out how much to charge for a pack of panadol. Sales were steady at N100, but what if he could charge more? To find out, he raised the price from N100, to N200, and observed whether or not customers continued to buy the aspirin. If sales fall off, cut the price back down to what the market will bear. If they remain steady, keep pushing up the price. The key is to constantly monitor the effects, tracking your sales volume to be sure that you are benefiting from these actions.

#5. Lower Your Prices without Lowering Your Prices

— You may have priced your products too high for part of your target audience. The question is, should you lower them to accommodate everyone? (Answer): No. You can always discount your products or give customers something free in order to get them to try your product or generate traffic. You can offer special holiday or promotional prices; or price promotions based on joining a club or email list. The key is that you are not lowering the price, but you are offering special prices to special people at special times.

Bottom Line:

To be successful, you need to monitor your data incessantly and analyze competitive pricing changes over time to get the true picture.

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True Leader Who is He? Find Out

leader1. “All managers are leaders.” Truth: some managers can lead and others don’t or cannot. Management is a subset of leadership, not its equivalent.

Managers are good at setting up, monitoring and maintaining systems and processes. They hire people. But if they can’t bring out better performance in people and take the organization beyond where it is, they aren’t leading.

Leadership always involves change, improvement and growth.

2. “Some are born leaders.” Truth: even someone with a predisposition to lead must learn the skills of leadership.

A young person who is 6’6″ might have the predisposition to play basketball, but he or she still needs to learn the skills before they can play successfully.

Leadership might be more latent in some than others — and you can’t always tell — so focus on what is developing someone’s behaviors, not their biological background.

3. “Leaders always have the right answers.” Truth: leaders ask the right questions and know where to find the best answers.

If your people always come to you for answers, you’re stunting their ability to think. And if everyone in your company keeps asking the same questions, I assure you, you’re not that innovative.

Without questioning and curiosity, leaders simply manage by using familiar answers long after the marketplace has started asking different questions. It isn’t about knowing the answers as much as it is about knowing who to ask and where to look.

4. “You need a title to lead.” Truth: to lead you only need to know when it is appropriate to do so and how to do it.

When I stay at a hotel, the majority of people I encounter — from the front desk to housekeeping to foodservice — have no formal title or power over people, yet they are responsible for creating my experience there — good or bad. Good staff willing to take the lead are as important (and probably more) than the official leaders at the top.

Leadership is about making things better, and the best organizations teach everyone to take responsibility for leading.

5. “Leaders are focused.” Truth: Leaders create a shared focus.

If your team isn’t focused, it doesn’t matter how focused you are on doing what matters. A manager is usually focused, but a leader creates shared focus and doesn’t waste resources by allowing team members to do work that doesn’t matter.

Being focused is about self-responsibility and discipline. Creating shared focus is about engaging others in the leadership agenda and making it specific to their jobs.

laadr6. “Leadership is about ambition.” Truth: leadership is about the greater good.

There’s nothing wrong with ambition, but it primarily serves the ambitious. If what you’re doing serves only you, you almost certainly aren’t leading.

When others are served better as well — customers, colleagues, vendors, the community — that is the sign of effective leadership.

7. “Anyone can lead.” Truth: Nobody can lead if they lack the desire to do so.

You can’t make people lead any more than you can make a horse drink once you’ve led it to water. Desire is the sine qua non of effective leadership.

And you, Mr. or Ms. Leader, cannot become better without the same desire. I’ve observed that nobody improves by accident. Getting better is about getting past the common thinking, lies and misconceptions and digging for wisdom. Once you know the truth, it can set you free and make you a better leader.

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CFAO to Begin Local Vehicle Assembly Operations in Nigeria

black range roverABUJA – French automobile manufacturer, CFAO Automotive Group, on Thursday in Abuja said it was making necessary logistic arrangements to begin vehicle assembly operations in the country. A statement by the National Automotive Council (NAC) quoted the Managing Director of CFAO, Mr Olivier Levigne, as saying this during a visit to the Director-General of the council, Mr Aminu Jalal. According to the statement signed by Mr Bello Rasheed, the Principal Executive Officer, Information of the council, Levigne said that the company would engage in local assembly of Mitsubishi and Fuso light trucks and pickups.

Levigne said that the company’s workshop and warehouses on its 15,000 square metre land at Amuwo Odofin Industrial Area, Lagos, was now being converted into a vehicle assembly line. The CFAO boss solicited the support of the council as well as an enabling environment “in this new automotive industrial venture”. In his remark, the NAC boss commended CFAO for taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the Federal Government under the Nigerian Automotive Industrial Development Plan (NAIDP) for smooth local manufacturing of vehicles.

Jalal assured his guest that government had put in place appropriate fiscal measures, incentives and conducive business environment for investors under the automotive development plan“All these facilities are meant to guarantee the survival, growth and sustainable development of the automotive industry in Nigeria,”

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False News Nigerian Principal Says Kidnapped Girls not Free

Secondary-school-girls-in-northern-Nigeria.-PhotoMaiduguri – The principal of a north-eastern Nigerian school said she cannot confirm a military report that more than 100 female students kidnapped by Islamic militants are free. Asabe Kwambura tells The Associated Press that only 14 of the 129 abducted students have returned to Chibok town in Borno state, with the rest still missing.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Major General Chris Olukolade said on Wednesday night that all but eight of the students were free. Kwambura said on Thursday that security forces and civilian volunteers are searching the bush for the students kidnapped before dawn on Tuesday and that the military statement “is not true”.

The conflicting statements could not immediately be reconciled. Boko Haram extremists have staged four attacks in three days including an explosion in the capital that killed at least 175 people.

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NFC Will Make Payment Cards Loss Out

nfcRadio technology will soon do another consolidating act and remove an apparently extraneous “device” from your pocket: Your wallet. Or at least your credit card. If you’re the type who never leaves home without your cell phone, you’ll automatically have a credit card or debit card with you wherever you go thanks to an improvement on standard RFID technology called near-field communication, or NFC.

The NFC mobile-payment application is currently in trials in the United States, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands and a few other countries, with transportation ticketing as a primary use (think SpeedPass on a cell phone). The idea is that you just touch your phone to an NFC reader (or bring it to within a few centimeters), and it acts just like the credit card or debit card you use right now. A mobile-payment-enabled phone is associated with a bank or credit-card company just like it’s associated with a phone-service provider. The technology is similar to the RFID (radio frequency identification) transmitters used in contactless credit cards (see How Blink Technology Works), except that NFC chips allow for two-way communication instead of only one way, which is supposed to make for a more secure payment method.

The technology behind NFC, like RFID, uses inductive coupling to transfer data. Induction occurs when a wire (or any other conductor of electricity) passes through a magnetic field, generating an electric current in the wire. It’s similar to the principal of electromagnetism — that passing an electric current through a coil of wire will generate a magnetic field — only in reverse. An NFC chip has a coil of wire built into it, much like an RFID chip. When an NFC-equipped cell phone gets to within a few centimeters of an NFC-equipped payment station, which is generating a magnetic field and also has a coil of wire inside, an electric current jumps between the two coils of wire, signaling data-carrying, short-range radio waves to pass between the two devices.

­Unlike the RFID tags in contactless credit cards, which only send information when asked for it, an NFC chip can also receive information. So when an NFC phone gets close to an NFC payment station, it can have a two-way conversation with the payment station. Instead of simply sending your name and credit card number when the data is requested via the circuit, the chip can have a conversation with the chip in the requesting device. It can say, for instance, “Not yet — wait until my owner enters a password on my keypad.” The pay station will then say, for instance, “Okay, I’ll wait,” and the devices will keep the connection open until the phone approves the transaction and sends the data.

Nokia revealed the first fully integrated NFC phone, the Nokia 6131 NFC, at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. At CES, Nokia was in a perfect position to show off what some in the industry consider to be the myriad other applications for an NFC phone — like sucking data off an NFC-equipped business card and downloading data from an NFC-equipped kiosk. The NFC chip is embedded underneath the cover of the phone. According to the NFC forum, you could also use an NFC phone to unlock the door to your house and synch your phone calendar with your PC calendar.

The 6131 NFC is in trials in New York City as of January 2007. Nokia says it should available to consumers by March. No word yet on which stores or transportation venues will be equipped with the sta­ndardized NFC readers.

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The Death of Credit/ Debit Cards

gold-bars1.jpgThe plastic in your wallet is about to go the way of the typewriter, the VCR, and the 8-track tape player. When it does, a handful of investors could stand to get very rich. You can join them – but you must act now. An eye-opening new presentation reveals the full story on why your credit card is about to be worthless – and highlights one little-known company sitting at the epicenter of an earth-shaking movement that could hand early investors the kind of profits we haven’t seen since the dot-com days.

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Meet The 19-Year-Old Woman That Has Infected Over 300 Men With HIV

aidsA Kenyan woman has admitted that she has infected over 300 men with the HIV virus on purpose and she said she’s doing it in revenge for a man who had unprotected sex with her while she was drunk, and passed the virus on to her.

The woman is only 19 years old and mentioned that she was a virgin until she went partying with some students at a local university. She claims that when she woke up the next morning, she realised that one of the guys had sex with her while she was intoxicated.

She asked him if he had used a condom and he told her “yes”, but when taking a bath, she noticed semen in her vaginal area. “I wanted to commit suicide, I feared getting pregnantand HIV,” she said.

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Sure enough, in time, she did find out that she was HIV positive and that’s when she decided to get revenge on as many men as she possibly could.

“I buried the good girl in me and became the bad girl, my goal was to infect as many as possible,” she explained.

She has confessed to infecting 324 men, 156 of which are students at Kabarak University where she studies. She says the rest are married men, lecturers, lawyers, celebrities and politicians. She added that her aim is to infect 2,000 men in the East African nation.

“Not a day passes without me having sex, mostly 4 people per day,” she continued in her confession.

The newspaper she confessed to promised to keep her name private, but they did post photos of her from her Facebook page

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Atiku Says he’s The Highest Employer of Young Nigerians in the Country

atikuNigeria’s former vice president Atiku Abubakar has claimed that he is the largest private employer of labour in Nigeria.

He stated this on Twitter through his @atiku handle, using a hashtag #LetsTalkJobs.

Here are a couple of his tweets:

“As an individual, I believe my record in employing young Nigerians is unrivalled by any single private investor in Nigeria #LetsTalkJobs,” said the former vice president who has investments in various sectors of the economy.

Atiku’s business interests abound in areas like media, shipping, education, and oil and gas. He claimed that in all, he currently employs about 50,000 people.

“Since the mid-80s, my private investments have generated thousands of jobs for Nigeria – currently standing +50,000 jobs #LetsTalkJobs.

“This jobs conversation however should not be about me, but our youth – there’s a dire need to create more jobs #LetsTalkJobs

“When I say #LetsTalkJobs I’m talking about the private sector. That’s the most sustainable way to create jobs.

“When I ask young people to ask their leaders their record/plans for jobs, I do not exclude myself #LetsTalkJobs.

“As VP & head of the economic team, I believed FG needed to create policy to drive sustainable private sector job creation #LetsTalkJobs

“This private sector policy drove the GSM revolution (which I oversaw) – telecoms have created over 2 million jobs since 2002 #LetsTalkJobs

“The young people now working in MTN, Airtel, Glo, Etisalat & many other telecoms firms, are there because of those policies #LetsTalkJobs

“The expansion of Internet in Nigeria, & the young technology businesses now flourishing, is because of that telecoms policy #LetsTalkJobs.

“I also oversaw the banking consolidation, giving us stronger banks, employing over 1000s of young people since the mid-2000s #LetsTalkJobs

“By stabilizing the economy, and fixing debt, the economy was able to attract investment to create private jobs #LetsTalkJobs

“Of course I believe we could have done better, but in my short time in active govt, we built a foundation for job creation #LetsTalkJobs,” he said.

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Nigerian Gold Miners Choose Death by Lead Poisoning Over Poverty

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Flanked by fields of millet and groundnut, the northern Nigerian outpost of Bagega is so far out on the periphery of the global economy that when the financial crisis struck in 2008 few residents had any idea it was happening. And no one in a village without cars, electricity or tarred roads imagined it would end up indirectly poisoning hundreds of their children.

“We knew there was gold around here, but most people didn’t care. We have always been farmers here,” said Alhaji Jibril, the white-haired village chief, sitting in the gnarled roots of a tree in front of his house, which he calls his office.

But when western financial markets went into meltdown, gold provided investors with a haven from the turmoil, sending its price rocketing. For the first time, it became profitable to mine the ore on which the village sits. “We thought [the gold boom] was a good thing at first,” said Jibril. So did thousands of itinerant fortune seekers, who beat down the dust trail leading to the village, swelling its population.

Shortly afterwards, officials from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received a phone call from local health workers. “They told us their children were dying, and they didn’t know why,” said Michelle Chouinard, the medical charity’s country director. It was, in fact, the beginning of what Human Rights Watch called the worst incident of lead poisoning in modern history. Gold is extracted from lead, which accumulates in the blood and can severely damage the nervous system.

By the time the rush subsided, Bagega, and seven other villages dotting the Zamfara countryside, had been ravaged by the deadliest lead poisoning epidemic in modern history. At least 460 children died and nearly 2,000 were poisoned. “Lead poisoning can make adults infertile, but its most severe impact is on children. So we were seeing children who have been blinded or paralysed. Some have neurological damage, and that is not usually reversible,” Chouinard said.

After three years of official dithering, some of the $5.4m (£3.25m) pledged in government funds released last year allowed international organisations to begin cleaning the worst of the contaminated areas. Yet, with few alternatives, thousands continue to mine in perilous conditions.

For the three extended families that live in Soweba’s compound, mining provided a much-needed boost when their farms suffered from erratic rainfall, partly linked to climate change. Three years ago, her 14-year-old son began bringing rocks home. Soweba and the other women would sift through them, looking for glints of gold dust. A gramme could bring in up to 7,500 naira (£27) in a state where 70% lived on less than $2 a day.

Then, one by one, the children in the compound were struck by convulsions and sweats. “There was a herbal concoction which we used, but it didn’t work,” said Soweba, a slight woman with almond-shaped eyes. Her two-year-old toddler died first. A few weeks later, another daughter died. Even cattle – drinking from contaminated waterholes – began to die, further diminishing the family’s earnings.

“We thought it was a genie, an evil spirit,” she said, cradling a surviving daughter during a weekly visit to a clinic run by MSF. Still, her husband continued to allow their son to go mining against her wishes. “He says it is the only way to feed the surviving children. They just leave their [contaminated] clothes outside the house when they come back.”

Health workers also worry about a potential crime boom. Lead poisoning is linked not only with learning difficulties, but also with violent crime.

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Branding

BrandingYou’ve created a unique and dynamic business offering – you’ve got a product, a service, or both…  and you know people are going to love what you do. The people closest to you think you’ve developed something great and now you believe it’s time to give it a boost. Couple questions though – will other people out in the world immediately grasp who you are and what you’re offering? Have you got a solid brand? If you can’t shout a big ‘Yes’ to these questions maybe investing some time and energy in your branding now will help with your future success.

We had the opportunity to interview Erynn Lyster, a branding strategist and owner of Urban Motif Design Inc. of Calgary, as well as Owner/Proprietor at The Commons Calgary – a boutique co-working space located in the historic Ramsay Design Centre. Here’s what we discussed:

What is branding?

Branding is a hard concept to define. We make the assumption that it’s the logo and visuals only. It’s more than that. For example, look at a person and see how they are dressed – the clothes, the style, etc. You can’t know that person by what they’re wearing, they’re more than that. The clothes are the window dressing. It is in knowing their personality that you really get to know the person. Branding is the same. The logo and visuals are the window dressing. Your business has a personality and that needs to be conveyed for people to trust you.

What branding advice do you have for someone launching a crowdfunding campaign?

Knowing your business personality will help you differentiate your business in the crowdfunding marketplace. Because personality is not easily changed, if you are clear what your business personality is, you will be better equipped to attract who you really want to do business with and gain their trust (which is HUGE when you’re trying to raise money through crowdfunding).

Other tips to getting your branding just right:

  • Know your target audience, company goals and company objectives
  • Have a professionally designed logo
  • If you have physical products make sure your imagery of those products is top notch
  • If you offer services, ensure each service is described clearly and convincingly
  • Create a great online presence with a well designed and content-rich website and social media profiles
  • Always maintain consistent tone and voice with your messaging

Happy business-building!

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Military Secret Exposed’

soliderThey’re called Special Operation Forces — and they’re everywhere, in every country of the world. An open source information reveals that in 2012 and 2013, U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) was deployed to nation of the world secretly in the guise of training, advising, or operating with the personnel of the country undercover

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Find Out The Most Powerful Militaries in Africa

militaryWhen it comes to the military strength of all African countries, the keywords to consider are “not enough information.”

The Global Fire Power ranking, or GFP, measures countries’ military strength and assigns a power index number in order to compare them to other countries. Many factors are taken into consideration, and smaller countries can compete with larger ones due to points given for refinement and technological advancement.

Just seven African countries are ranked by the GFP. An inadequate amount of information is available to compare other countries that are not included. Based on available information, the following countries represent the most powerful militaries on the African continent in 2013, according to GlobalFirepower.com.

Numbers reflect each country’s power index, derived from a unique algorithm developed by GFP. A perfect score is a 0.0000. The lower the number, the stronger the military, and bonuses and penalties are added to country scores as needed.

7. Libya – Power Index: 1.8428

The strength of Libya’s military comes mainly from its large cache of equipment, despite a relatively small number of active troops. Further hampering Libya’s abilities is the continuing violence and unrest stemming from the revolution begun in 2011 which has yet to see a stable government emerge from it. Regardless, the country still has available 2,500 armored fighting vehicles, 500 tanks, 600 towed artillery pieces, 6,500 logistical vehicles, and much more.

6. Kenya – Power Index: 1.6237

Kenya has established itself as a vital participant in international peacekeeping missions, and is able to do so due to a high merchant marine strength and an enormous labor force – resulting in high available manpower. Though it doesn’t possess as much of its own equipment, its role as a member of international teams allows the Kenyan military to share resources with other countries, strengthening its own capabilities at the same time.

5. Algeria – Power Index: 1.4107

As Algeria has a large maritime border, it has developed all of its military capabilities to an impressively modern degree, including its land, sea, and air forces. Algeria’s active frontline personnel numbers more than 127,000 troops and it has nearly 2,000 armored fighting vehicles at its disposal. Algeria also has the added benefit of its own oil reserves, allowing it to use its own fuel to power tanks, aircraft carriers, naval vessels, and more.

4. Nigeria – Power Index: 1.3441

Due to its size, it’s no surprise that several hundred thousand troops comprise the Nigerian Armed Forces, through its army, navy, and air force. Like Algeria, an abundant domestic oil supply eases the financial burden to be involved in military conflict, and it has more than 1,400 armored vehicles, 360 tanks, and 6,000 logistical vehicles at its disposal, as well as nearly 300 aircraft and 25 high-powered naval vessels.

3. South Africa – Power Index: 1.2582

As it hasn’t been embroiled in an international military conflict for some time, South Africa uses its highly advanced military for more peacekeeping and international cooperation purposes. Its aircraft and naval vessels are notoriously well-equipped with the latest technology, and though the country has less than 100,000 active frontline personnel, it has the capabilities and manpower for much more. Add to that a vast array of land system technology, and the South African military is indeed a force to be reckoned with.

2. Ethiopia – Power Index: 1.1725

As a landlocked country, Ethiopia has focused its resources on developing its army and air force to an impressive degree (the GFP doesn’t penalize landlocked countries for not having a naval force). Several hundred thousand personnel make up its current force, and they have significant numbers of land and air systems at their disposal. Furthermore, an enormous population that is fit for service allows Ethiopia to maintain the capacity to turn out an even larger fighting force, and gives the country one of the greatest militaries on the continent.

1. Egypt – Power Index: 0.7569

Egypt is put over the top with regard to military strength due to the sheer size of its armed forces. Nearly 500,000 personnel serve on its active frontline force, far surpassing all of its African neighbors, as well as its nearly 10,000 armored fighting vehicles, 60,000 logistical vehicles, 900 aircraft, and large oil reserve from which to draw. Again, the military has been somewhat undermined in the wake of the Egyptian Revolution, but some argue that its increased role in government has made it stronger than ever. Whether or not this is a cause for celebration or concern will remain hotly debated for some time to come.

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Nigeria Will Lose 3,733MW Of Electricity In 3 Months

electricpowerNigeria has been projected to lose about 3,733 megawatts of electricity between March and June 2014 as a result of inadequate gas production and supply.

A document made available by the Presidential Task Force on Power, PTFP, explained that inadequate power evacuation facilities arising from frequent disruptions and tampering of crude lines, which negatively affect gas production and condensate evacuation would make power supply dip in the coming months.

In the document titled, ‘Maintaining service delivery & the early stabilisation of the infant privatised Nigerian electricity supply market,” Chairman, PTFP, Mr. Reynolds Dagogo-Jack, disclosed that only 3,231MW of electricity will be effectively distributed in May, while 3,420MW is to be distributed in June.

Stranded generation for the months of March and June 2014, he noted, will be 1,512MW and 2,221MW respectively.

Stranded generation is when electricity power is available at the power plants, but cannot be evacuated to the end users.

Dagogo-Jack disclosed that between May and November 2013, the country witnessed 12 major attacks on five critical gas pipelines in the country, leading to an average capacity loss of about 1,880MW of electricity.

Two major incidents, according to him, are the closure of the Trans Niger Pipeline by Shell Petroleum Development Company, which led to the loss of about 650MW from the Afam Power Plant, and the November 23 shut down of gas supply to Okpai by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, which led to a loss of 480MW.

He gave a breakdown on the impact of gas constraints on stranded generation, saying as at December 2013, thermal deliverable power was 4,181MW with effective gas power capacity at 2,848, while the country lost 1,333 MW.

Dagogo-Jack also made the following projections for stranded generation:

•September – 1,473MW;

•December – 1,286 MW;

•March 2015 – 1,216 MW;

•June 2015 – 1,286MW;

•September 2015 – 1,225 MW; and,

•December 2015 – 1,416 MW

He said, “Over the next two years, the increase in thermal generation capacity is expected to come from NIPP turbines, capacity recovery of former Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN GenCos and from additions to currently in-situ Independent Power Plants, IPPs. All these parties will be competing with each other for the limited supply of available gas

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Which Way Nigeria????

NigeriaNigeria Falls into a State of War’ as Islamist insurgency Rages, more than 1,300 people have died in the past two months as an insurgent Islamist group, Boko Haram, wages a rebellion rooted in poverty, corruption, religion, politics and geographical struggle

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$63 Billion Video Games Industry Nigeria now Ripe to Conquer Africa’s Video Games Market

gameTwo Nigerian start-ups have tapped this—and other aspects and quirks of daily life in Africa—to create online and mobile phone video games that are winning fans around the world. It’s easy to see why “Mosquito Smasher”—which has earned comparisons to “Angry Birds”, the worldwide mobile app success of recent years—might be a hit.

The graphics are simple, the aim clear and the reward immediate: squash as many of the blood-sucking parasites as possible under your thumb with a satisfying “Splat!” Another, the highly popular “Okada Ride”, has players guide a motorcycle-taxi driver around roadside street vendors, road-blocks and police in the notorious traffic of Lagos, a sprawling metropolis of nearly 20 million people. “What I like about Nigerian video games, it’s one: the local content, because it tends to give you that everyday feel,” said Chucks Olloh, 32, a big fan. “For example the ‘Okada’ hussle, it tells you how you ride on your bike, trying to avoid so many obstacles on your way home or on your way to work,” said the computer programmer from Lagos. “Two: it’s very simple. All you have to do is to gain as much points as possible and avoid the obstacles.”

An African flavour The worldwide video games industry, worth more than $63 billion (46 billion euros) in 2012, is expected to reach nearly $87 billion in 2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a recent study. And while the African market has not figured prominently on the radar of game developers, the founders of Maliyo—the makers of “Mosquito Smasher” and “Okada Ride”—and Kuluya are hoping to change that. Both firms were launched about 18 months ago and draw inspiration from life in Lagos. Kuluya—”action” in the Igbo language of southern Nigeria—has already created some 70 games.

It hopes to reach one million mobile telephone users by the end of June and has fans well beyond Nigeria’s borders. “In Africa, we have a lot of downloads from Ghana, Kenya and South Africa,” said Lakunle Ogungbamila, who runs Kuluya.

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How To Make Extra Money and Live Large

dangoyeWhy do so many people focus on spending LESS instead of making MORE? Sure, managing your spending is important, but too many people get tunnel vision on cutting costs. Teaching you to be Rich means helping you to spend money on the things you love – whether it’s eating at your favorite restaurants, going on holiday or spending $21,000 a year on going out. I’ll show you 5 reasons why making extra money is better than frugality. And I’ll give you proven ways to make money – tactics, case studies and psychological techniques that hundreds of my Blog Readers have used to make extra money, negotiate a higher salary or choose a new career.

I’ve written before about why you should focus on the Big Wins instead of trying to save money. Earning more money is one of the Biggest Wins you can have — especially once you have a system for making money that is steady and increasing. Stay on my blog for my next post.

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United States’ 7th Powerful Business Executive- Adebayo Ogunlesi

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Mr. Adebayo Ogunlesi, was born to the family of Prof. & Mrs. T.O. Ogunlesi of Makun, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. His father was the first Nigerian Professor of Medicine. He attended King’s College, Lagos, Nigeria, after which he received his B.A. with first class honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, his J.D. magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

He travelled to England to earn an honours degree from Oxford University, then entered a joint law-business degree programme at Harvard University in the late 1970s. At the law school, he was one of just three non-Americans in his class. “There was a guy from Saudi Arabia, a guy from Iran and me,” he joked with the New York Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin. “When I resumed at Harvard, I  thought that all of us would go back to our countries, become rich, and endow chairs. I hope the Iranian and Saudi did, because I never endowed a chair.”

Adebayo Ogunlesi is currently Chairman and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners, a $15 billion joint venture whose initial investors included Credit Suisse and General Electric. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs. Prior to his current role, he was Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer of Credit Suisse, based in New York. He previously served as a member of Credit Suisse’s Executive Board and Management Council and chaired the Chairman’s Board. Previously, he was the Global Head of

Investment Banking at Credit Suisse. Since joining Credit Suisse in 1983, Mr. Ogunlesi has advised clients on strategic transactions and financings in a broad range of industries and has worked on transactions in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Ogunlesi was an attorney in the corporate practice group of the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. From 1980-81 he served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court.

Ogunlesi is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. He was a lecturer at Harvard Law School and the Yale School of Organization and Management, where he taught a course on transnational investment projects in emerging countries.

He is married to an optometrist, Dr. Amelia Quist-Ogunlesi, and the family is blessed with one son.

Adebayo Ogunlesi is a leading executive at Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation (CSFB), an arm of the Zurich-based global investment bank with offices on six continents. In February 2002, he was named head of CSFB’s investment banking group. The rise of this Harvard-educated lawyer prompted Time magazine to name him to its “People to Watch in International Business” list a few weeks later, and Ogunlesi was also ranked by Fortune magazine as the seventh most powerful black executive in the United States.

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Starting a Frozen Food Business and Become a Millionaire

frozenStarting a frozen food business is fairly simple and can be done with very little overhead. However, it will take some planning, as several different kinds of frozen food business models are in the marketplace. This article will help you choose one that suits you and develop a delivery method and a marketing plan so you earn a solid reputation that, in turn, will result in residual income for you in the future.

Instructions

1. Choose your products. Virtually thousands of foods are sold frozen. From pizzas to pickles, the gambit is being covered by many. This means you will likely never be all things to all people. However, it also means opportunities to specialize are ample. Choose products that are simple to obtain and market at first. Look for wholesalers that sell unique products that are not currently available in your area.

2. Write a business plan. Your business plan should be written around your product or products and how you plan to market them. It should include studies of the frozen food business in your area, your intended marketing plan, a budget, a list of equipment you will need to operate your business and your niche.

3. Choose a delivery method. Selling frozen foods often involves several delivery systems. You may decide to market your products online and deliver them, pedal your foods to businesses and homes face to face or open a store. You may also have an idea that’s completely unique. It’s up to you.

4.Raise capital. You will need some cash to start, especially if you plan to buy a delivery truck and kitchen equipment or lease a storefront.

5. Find storage space. It is important to keep an ample inventory on hand at all times. In the beginning, this may involve you buying a deep freezer or two.

6. Get a food license. To sell food in almost all areas of the country, you must have a food-distribution license and/or a license to prepare food for sale.

7. Consider a franchise. Many companies with proven business models are looking for franchisees. Although this type of model will likely require a sizable capital investment, it’s a good option if you wish to bypass the process of building a business from the ground up.

Some frozen food wholesalers are always looking for independent contractors to market their products. This type of arrangement may work well for you, in that you won’t be required to get a license, find a kitchen or storage space, or cross market with other businesses.

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See How Over 3.5m New jobs Can Be Created Through Mushroom Business

mushWhether you want to grow your own mushrooms to save money on buying mushrooms from supermarkets and grocery stores, or you fancy making money from your own home based mushroom growing business, you’ll find advice and tips in this article to help you grow mushrooms that will be the envy of your friends and family, also the many customers for your mushroom growing business. Mushrooms are the fruiting body of some forms of fungi, and there are many very different species of mushroom in a range of shapes, colours and sizes. Mushrooms are prized for their nutritional value, as well as being good to eat and containing many health benefits.  For those reasons and the fact that few people dislike them, you’ll find that harvesting mushrooms represents a very profitable hobby and business venture that virtually anyone can start, even without experience or high capital investment, and with just a small amount of space to work from.

How much you earn depends on the type of mushrooms you grow, and the scale of your operation, as well as your talent for marketing your produce. As a small scale operator, maybe with just a small garden shed to work from, growing mushrooms probably won’t make you a full-time living, but you should earn enough to pay the mortgage or fund Christmas, and perhaps take a long holiday each year. Add a few more sheds or acquire space from a local farmer or landowner to expand your venture, and you can grow as big as you wish and enjoy a very good living. Mushrooms are not only easy to grow, they are also a year round delicacy and markets are plentiful. Private households, hotels, shops, restaurants,market stallholders, and others, are all potential clients. So you see, just a few clients can form the bulk of your market, and represent regular repeat buyers for as much stock as you can harvest.

Main Stages of Mushroom Production

These are the essential steps in growing mushrooms for profit:

1) Learn about mushrooms and the different species, also how those species are used in food and health preparations. Study the difference between cultivation methods for different species, and search on and off the Internet for potential clients for the various species.
2) Choose a specialty. Decide what species to grow, and preferably choose according to whatever capital you already have and equipment you can obtain at a premium while you establish your business.
3) Identify and comply with local and more distant legal obligations. Various rules and regulations surround the growth and marketing of most forms of plant life.
4) Decide where to grow your mushrooms and establish a suitable working environment. Your chosen location should be clean and dry, and have the correct temperature for storing your basic ingredients under cover and free from rain and sunlight.
5) Choose a suitable growing medium or ‘substrate’ for your chosen mushroom species. Straw and dirt are commonly used. You’ll also need mushroom spawn to lay on the medium. Your spawn can be self-grown once the cultures start to develop. You’ll also need cultivation beds on which to grow your mushrooms. Beds can comprise logs with cut out cavities for mushrooms, sometimes sawdust and simple wooden boxes will suffice.
6) Find a supplier for beds, medium and spores (spawn)
7) Prepare and sterilise the medium.
8) Lay spawn – spores – on the beds. Spores are mature mushrooms grown on a sterile medium.
9) Establish and maintain the correct temperature, moisture, humidity and other essential conditions for optimum mushroom cultivation.
10) Pick, pack and market your mushrooms.
11) Clear the beds and start all over again.

Basics on Which to Expand Your Knowledge

– The mushroom season, from preparing beds to harvesting the stock, lasts from between six and eight weeks, and rotating seasons means you will always have mature stock to market.

– Mushroom spore, grown on an appropriate medium in trays or boxes, must be maintained at a temperature of between 10 and 13 degrees C. The trays should be placed in a dim but well ventilated spot – an empty cellar or spare room is ideal.

– Mushrooms should be sold, and preferably used, almost straight after

picking. If you have to store them, keep them in a cool dark place. Try taking a stall at local markets. You won’t make a fortune from passers by, but you might find several business owners, hoteliers and restaurant owners

becoming regular clients. Afterwards you can deliver to them direct.

– How you promote and make money from your mushrooms is the most important part of your business plan, and the one on which your success or otherwise in making money depends. But profit margins can be low which means, from a really small set up, you could be working hard and investing significant time and effort for precious little reward. See the next tip.

– Economies of scale are what convert a moderately successful mushroom growing venture into a hugely profitable one. Your success can be guaranteed before you begin the business, by pre-planning the scale of your operation and the type of mushrooms you’ll grow, as well as studying the market and potential for your stock, and aiming to contact likely buyers before you grow your first mushroom.

Tips

– Be market driven and make all plans and contemplate any investment and changes to your business based on money-making potential, past and current, also future. Even before you begin, talk to potential buyers and people currently buying other people’s mushrooms, ask about volume of stock they might purchase from you and at what price.

– When you’re up and running and manufacturing just a few species of mushroom, begin planning other species for your business and consider reselling other growers’ mushrooms also to provide variety for your own clients and add additional income streams to your business.

– Invest and grow slowly and carefully, and learn all you can from other producers and mushroom growing experts before embarking on a full scale enterprise.

– Study and make a list of marketing outlets, such as farmers’ markets, direct to the public, from your own Internet site, direct to restaurants and hotels, through small retail outlets and larger commercial wholesalers and supermarkets, and so on.

Learn as much as possible about potential markets before and after starting your business. A very good way to research markets, and keep your eye on what the competition is doing, is by searching on Google for both organic listings as well as firms advertising through Google AdWords.

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Channels ‘Best Nigerian TV’ for the Eighth Time

channels-televisionMultiple award-winning television station noted for depth news reporting, Channels TV, has, again, won the prestigious Nigeria’s Media Merit Award in the “Best Station of The Year Award” category for 2013. The win is the eighth time for the television station in the same category.

The award was announced on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Nigeria Media Merit Award Trust held at the Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort in Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Channels TV is an independent television station in Nigeria reputed for its focus on depth reporting and professional journalism in the media industry. It won the award in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004 as well as 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2013.  Mr. John Momoh, Executive Chairman of Channels TV, said in reaction to the laurel, “We are absolutely delighted that we have won this award again. Despite having won it many times, the excitement never diminishes. We strive to provide a true, news-led independent voice in Nigeria and we are very happy that this has been recognised again. We are committed to continuing to serve Nigeria and its people with balanced news and entertainment.”

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Making Money From Bridal Apparel

weddingAll over the world People are looking for a way to lower the cost of your bridal attire, knowing how to rent a wedding dress is one of the best way to to make money. Although it is not a widely used practice, the option of renting a wedding dress has become increasingly more popular over the last few years. Many brides spend months and even years saving to purchase the perfect wedding gown, that unfortunately can end up being a huge waste of money because they will only ever wear it once. Renting a wedding dress, on the other hand, gives a bride an opportunity to choose from a selection of beautiful and typically high priced gowns and pay only a fraction of the retail cost.

Making a living out of something you love can hardly be called work(”you can take that to the bank”) have  positive attitude if you plan on making your bridal shop business a success in Nigeria.” Guys any Binta, Tope or Chinelo,- Anybody male or female  can be a bridal shop owner regardless of education and past work experience”. What is important is to have an enterprising spirit and the heart for the trade.

What to sell/rent- A bridal shop’s inventory typically consists of dresses, shoes, and accessories intended for the mother of the bride (mob), wedding the entourage, and of course the bride. You can get your inventory straight from the designer or manufacturer. They usually hold fashion shows to display their wares. See to it that you watch these shows so you can select (before others) what dresses and items you want to order and invest on. Aside from fashion shows, you can also scour the web for possible suppliers or make use of catalogs. Keep yourself from buying too much. The trick is to buy just the right amount of items to fill your stock, no more and no less.

weddddinWhom to sell to- The success of your business relies on the number of customers you attract…and retain Marketing ! To attract customers, you need to promote your shop. Aside from the usual media advertisements, you can also use other options like joining community or charity events that have press coverage.

To keep your customers, you need to make sure that the quality of your stock is excellent and you need to provide your customers with exemplary service. You must make it your mission to ensure that your customer leaves your store completely satisfied. Be cheerful and helpful even if the bride is doing a bridezilla number on you. Just remind yourself that somewhere in this bride’s life, there’s a cousin or sorority sister or best friend or an officemate etc who at one point or another will be saying, “I do” too.

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NIGERIA’S STATES THE RICHEST TO THE POOREST, HOW RICH IS YOUR STATE? FIND OUT

MAp

(PPP$) 1 being the highest,

1 Lagos State 33,679,258,023
2 Rivers State 21,073,410,422
3 Delta State 16,749,250,544
4 Oyo State 16,121,670,484
5 Imo State 14,212,637,486
6 Kano State 12,393,103,864
7 Edo State 11,888,446,884
8 Akwa Ibom State 11,179,887,963
9 Ogun State 10,470,415,017
10 Kaduna State 10,334,763,785
11 Cross River State 9,292,059,207
12 Abia State 8,687,442,705
13 Ondo State 8,414,302,623
14 Osun State 7,280,597,521
15 Benue State 6,864,209,262
16 Anambra State 6,764,219,562
17 Katsina State 6,022,655,197
18 Niger State 6,002,007,080
19 Borno State 5,175,165,142
20 Plateau State 5,154,059,937
21 Sokoto State 4,818,615,261
22 Bauchi State 4,713,858,180
23 Kogi State 4,642,794,262
24 Adamawa State 4,582,045,246
25 Enugu State 4,396,590,769
26 Bayelsa State 4,337,065,923
27 Zamfara State 4,123,829,498
28 Kwara State 3,841,827,534
29 Taraba State 3,397,790,217
30 Kebbi State 3,290,847,166
31 Nassarawa State 3,022,828,885
32 Jigawa State 2,988,014,405
33 Ekiti State 2,848,372,512
34 Ebonyi State 2,732,472,739
35 Gombe State 2,500,467,306
36 Yobe State 2,011,499,081
FCT 5,010,968,012

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List of 10 Safest Cities To Visit In Nigeria — Did Your City Make The List?

jjjjFrom massive kidnapping to violent crimes in some parts of Nigeria, plus other crime activities cropping up in other cities, it is enough for anyone to make a decision not to visit the weird country to any further extent. However, while many people are thinking Nigeria to be the worst country to visit, the country is actually becoming safer with thousands of tourists and visitors visiting every year.

There are some cities in Nigeria which are really safe to visit due to high security measures provided by the state governments. We chose these cities based on these factors; no religious crisis, no violent crime or kidnapping, low level of aggravated assaults and robberies. The residents are practically comfortable, great infrastructures and well-developed buildings and roads, low crime rates and economic stability.

Here are the 10 safest cities to visit in Nigeria;

1. Lagos
Even though, Lagos looks over-crowded, it is still the safest city in Nigeria. The state government spends huge sum on its security, providing well equipped response patrol cars and different security units around the city. Thousands of tourists and visitors visit the city every year and they appear to be at ease anytime they are around. It has low crime rate, no religious crisis, wonderful parks, environmental supporters and friendly people.

2. Calabar
Calabar is often referred to as the people’s paradise with lots of attractive places to visit. Calabar has low danger or crime rating and recently, it has experienced substantial increase in population, with economic prosperity, tourism growth and the city’s exclusive design that strengthens its safety and development. Excellent security measures with numerous police stations in every area of the city. There are many of expatriates living in the city because the government provided a peaceful and conducive environment for everyone.

3. Abuja
Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria is known for its well designed architectural buildings and neat environment. It houses the president and every law maker in the country, which has provided the city with well structured security measures and mobile police men who are seen all over the city. This is one place in Nigeria where tourists are at home because they have nothing to worry about when it comes to their safety. The presence of CCTV cameras that are mounted on the streets make it difficult for crime to happen without getting it solved.

4. Ibadan
Ibadan is a city that prides itself as the centre of the Pan Yoruba race and is very peaceful with well-organised structured security units around the city. Tourists who visit Ibadan can easily travel to Lagos within a 45 minutes drive because it is close to Lagos, the commercial centre in Nigeria. Apart from the state’s security unit, it has effective local vigilant grounds that ensure that the inhabitants have no reason to fear for their safety and properties.

5. Akwa Ibom
Akwa Ibom, located in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria, is laid-back city with rapid developmental growth that seems to put visitors at ease. There is large concentration of expatriates in this city and the safety of the inhabitants is taken care of by the huge amount of budget that is set in tackling crime, equipping the police and soldiers in ensuring that everywhere is safe to visit. The city is blessed with scenic attractions, beautiful hotels and unique cuisine. Akwa Ibom people are warm and friendly.

6. Owerri
Safety has become the priority of Imo State’s government as they have directed the development of the city towards economic expansion and crime reduction. The city has a vibrant economy and it’s becoming a tourist haven due to its urban planning, safety and standard of living. The government incorporates loads of security measure to help foster safety within the city.

7. Benin
Benin, Edo State is the city of peace and hope, known for its friendly environment and considered a tourist haven with several tourist attraction centres. It is considered to be one of the safest cities in Nigeria and have a well-coordinated security patrol units. There is a low crime rate, the people are good-natured and tolerable and this has helped to lessen conflicts among the different tribes in the city. Tourists have a no fear of security lapses or kidnapping incidence because of the extensive security gadgets and personnel in the city.

8. Akure
Akure is the capital of Ondo State and the city is known for its peaceful co-existence between the traditional, Islam and Christianity believers. It is one city that you can visit and feel at home because the people are friendly and willing to support you. The annual financial budget on security is huge which has been able to take care of the issues of security lapses in the city.

9. Enugu
Enugu is the capital city of Enugu, the coal city that has a lot of tourist havens like waterfalls, caves, hills, luxury hotels and gardens that have made the city one of the most visited in the country by tourists. Enugu is a dynamic city with low crime or murder rate due to the presence of Police crime-fighters, clean environment, a population of friendly people and economic opportunities.

10. Osogbo
There is a significant number of Muslims in the city but the residents are living with one another without ethnic or religious conflicts. Besides, the government is focused on developing and reviving its various communities with a range of educational initiatives and programs to help enhance youths’ potentials. The city is safe for everyone and its steady economy helps to keep crime level very low.

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rom massive kidnapping to violent crimes in some parts of Nigeria, plus other crime activities cropping up in other cities, it is enough for anyone to make a decision not to visit the weird country to any further extent. However, while many people are thinking Nigeria to be the worst country to visit, the country is actually becoming safer with thousands of tourists and visitors visiting every year.

There are some cities in Nigeria which are really safe to visit due to high security measures provided by the state governments. We chose these cities based on these factors; no religious crisis, no violent crime or kidnapping, low level of aggravated assaults and robberies. The residents are practically comfortable, great infrastructures and well-developed buildings and roads, low crime rates and economic stability.

Here are the 10 safest cities to visit in Nigeria;

1. Lagos
Even though, Lagos looks over-crowded, it is still the safest city in Nigeria. The state government spends huge sum on its security, providing well equipped response patrol cars and different security units around the city. Thousands of tourists and visitors visit the city every year and they appear to be at ease anytime they are around. It has low crime rate, no religious crisis, wonderful parks, environmental supporters and friendly people.

2. Calabar
Calabar is often referred to as the people’s paradise with lots of attractive places to visit. Calabar has low danger or crime rating and recently, it has experienced substantial increase in population, with economic prosperity, tourism growth and the city’s exclusive design that strengthens its safety and development. Excellent security measures with numerous police stations in every area of the city. There are many of expatriates living in the city because the government provided a peaceful and conducive environment for everyone.

3. Abuja
Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria is known for its well designed architectural buildings and neat environment. It houses the president and every law maker in the country, which has provided the city with well structured security measures and mobile police men who are seen all over the city. This is one place in Nigeria where tourists are at home because they have nothing to worry about when it comes to their safety. The presence of CCTV cameras that are mounted on the streets make it difficult for crime to happen without getting it solved.

4. Ibadan
Ibadan is a city that prides itself as the centre of the Pan Yoruba race and is very peaceful with well-organised structured security units around the city. Tourists who visit Ibadan can easily travel to Lagos within a 45 minutes drive because it is close to Lagos, the commercial centre in Nigeria. Apart from the state’s security unit, it has effective local vigilant grounds that ensure that the inhabitants have no reason to fear for their safety and properties.

5. Akwa Ibom
Akwa Ibom, located in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria, is laid-back city with rapid developmental growth that seems to put visitors at ease. There is large concentration of expatriates in this city and the safety of the inhabitants is taken care of by the huge amount of budget that is set in tackling crime, equipping the police and soldiers in ensuring that everywhere is safe to visit. The city is blessed with scenic attractions, beautiful hotels and unique cuisine. Akwa Ibom people are warm and friendly.

6. Owerri
Safety has become the priority of Imo State’s government as they have directed the development of the city towards economic expansion and crime reduction. The city has a vibrant economy and it’s becoming a tourist haven due to its urban planning, safety and standard of living. The government incorporates loads of security measure to help foster safety within the city.

7. Benin
Benin, Edo State is the city of peace and hope, known for its friendly environment and considered a tourist haven with several tourist attraction centres. It is considered to be one of the safest cities in Nigeria and have a well-coordinated security patrol units. There is a low crime rate, the people are good-natured and tolerable and this has helped to lessen conflicts among the different tribes in the city. Tourists have a no fear of security lapses or kidnapping incidence because of the extensive security gadgets and personnel in the city.

8. Akure
Akure is the capital of Ondo State and the city is known for its peaceful co-existence between the traditional, Islam and Christianity believers. It is one city that you can visit and feel at home because the people are friendly and willing to support you. The annual financial budget on security is huge which has been able to take care of the issues of security lapses in the city.

9. Enugu
Enugu is the capital city of Enugu, the coal city that has a lot of tourist havens like waterfalls, caves, hills, luxury hotels and gardens that have made the city one of the most visited in the country by tourists. Enugu is a dynamic city with low crime or murder rate due to the presence of Police crime-fighters, clean environment, a population of friendly people and economic opportunities.

10. Osogbo
There is a significant number of Muslims in the city but the residents are living with one another without ethnic or religious conflicts. Besides, the government is focused on developing and reviving its various communities with a range of educational initiatives and programs to help enhance youths’ potentials. The city is safe for everyone and its steady economy helps to keep crime level very low.

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THINGS YOU MUST UNDERSTAND BEFORE WRITING BUSINESS YOUR PROPOSAL

writing-introduction-of-your-dissertation-proposalA salon proposal can be as simple as two pages words or voluminous as 100+ page. It does not mean that, it can win you that contract or persuade that investor. What is more important in your proposal, in which you must consider very well are: who’s is the writer, who is the reader and what is the content of the proposal.

Who is the writer? This question include YOU, i mean YOU. There are three ways to get your proposal;
You can write it by yourself if you have the time and have knowledge of how to write proposal. With microsoft office package, you can achieve a well comprehensive proposal.

You can give the assignment to a professional to write for you. In this case a salon expert who’s also business manager is adviceable because the terrain of salon industry is quite different from other sector. Therefore, you need someone that have clear understanding of the industry or you can purchase business plan software.I think http://www.bplan.co.uk offers more than 100 proposal cheapest software and easy to edit and modify into your taste.
Who is your reader? This is not only applicable to proposal but any form of writing. You must put your reader in mind. However, for your salon proposal, you must know the kind of person reading your business plan. Let consider few categories of people and how you can present it to them:
Bankers: you are interested in securing loan. They were interested in protecting their investment. Writing to this people, your proposal must be well researched, the content must involves graphs, tables, business analysis, balance sheet and every contents that indicate or show your proposal’s potential to repay the loan. Your choice of writing style must be straight and active.

Family & Friends: these set of people is emotionally attached to you, hence your proposal must be package in a way that appeal to their emotional feelings.Most times,they are not interested in large figure of your proposed profit therefore, contents like graphs, tables, analysis ratio,etc may not neccessary. Your writing style should be passive and appealing. Note that your family or friend can also be a banker or financial expert, it is your duty to predict how S/he is going to review it; as a banker or as brother! Once you know this, you can blend the content to suit the reader.

Investor: These calibre of people are not solely interested in how beautiful or well document your proposal is, they look beyond that. Investor interest is to see his money growing over years therefore he need to examine your character, charisma and competency in handling the business. At this point, you must also be a good speaker in addition to being a good writer.You can present thesame proposal you wrote for bankers. Likewise be prepare to defend it. You do more of talking to this category of people.

What is the content? Your reader determines the content of your proposal. There is what it seems to be general format in writing proposal. The company summary, executive summary, mission and vission statement, Product and service summary, market survey and analysis, marketing and competive strategy etc. All these elements is differ from one proposal to another, so is the way and manner it is researched and written.

Now, you can see why your proposal is not convincing enough to win or woo the investor. Send us your proposal, let review it together.

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See How You Have Been Throwing Your Marketing Away

missed_opportunityA few months ago i traveled to the US, while visiting family in New York, I was walking through Manhattan when a young woman handed me a sample bar of handmade soap. It’s a common marketing tactic to hand out free samples, but in this case it was also a missed opportunity as the execution was poorly done.

If you’ve ever walked through Manhattan you can’t get very far without someone outside a store trying to hand you something. I assume it’s similar in many cities around the world.

You generally aren’t interested in what’s being handed to you. You might take it because it’s easier than not and then proceed to place whatever was handed to you in your pocket or the nearest garbage can.

When the bar of soap was handed to me I never glanced up and visually processed the store and several months later I can’t even tell you what street I was walking down at the time. I think it was somewhere on Columbus Avenue, but I’m really not sure.

Assuming I got home, tried the soap, and liked it, the only way I could ever buy more would be if the soap or packaging told me where to buy more. The problem is neither had any information on it.

  • The packaging should have included store name, url, phone number, or other contact information.
  • The store name and/or contact information could have been engraved in the soap itself. It would wash away, but give a few extra days to remember the information.
  • The packaging (with information above) could have been designed in a way that made me want to keep it at least until the soap was gone.
  • A business card or some keepsake could have been included with the sample.

My guess is the store was more concerned with keeping the sample small and the packaging generic in order to save on the costs of the sample. Unfortunately this limited any chance they had for success in marketing their product.

They relied on me remembering where I was when the soap was handed to me, which wasn’t likely to happen.

Better would have been to give a larger sample that allowed for important information to be included and ideally saved after removing the packaging, even if it meant less samples could be handed out.

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TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY NOW!!

opportunityWHY DON’T YOU TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY

 

What are u planning for this New Year? Are u thinking of quitting your job that steal all your time and want to invest in something that gives you enough time and money? Or you’re a graduate looking for vocational skill that can guarantee your future? Or you are like me, someone that love to invest in viable and sustainable business? Irrespective of your concern, i can feel your heart pulse and understand how you are feeling right now. Your adrenaline level is high, your brain works faster, your heartbeat double and yet you are scare of making that important decision. Let me be of help! Starting business is a serious business, and some people don’t have business in doing business. For you, coming this far shows that you already have the first basic thing you need; PASSION. But beyond passion comes every detail ideas, knowledge, skills, money, networking etc that you will need. These are all what you need to run a successful business. Does salon business cross your mind? Venturing into salon business can give you what you need; enough time to spend with love ones, appreciable stream of income, marketable skill you can take to anywhere in the world, and opportunity to make money as investor. In US salon industry generate 220,000 jobs with total worth of $2billion. This opportunity is here in Nigeria, lying fallow and yet to be explored. With 160 million population and average annual growth of 2.5%, salon industry will continue to grow and expand

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Free Cash” How to Produce Paint and Make Millions Pt 2

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Contd from part one on this post

6.    Formalin
It does the function of preservative.
7.    Nitrosol
It helps to hold the paints together i.e it is a thickener. Its correct usage makes the paint more durable on the wall.
8.    Ammonia
This is your secondary school laughing gas. It is also used to make the paints more durable. It serves as a preservative agent too.
9.    Hydrosol
This is the chemical that integrates the colours and brings out the best in them. It is used to correct dullness in paints.
10.    Marble dust
This is usually used in the production of textcoat paints. It is of two types rough and smooth. The preference is determined by what you want to achieve. If you want sandy textcoat i.e the one without lining, you use only rough type. However, the combination of both in the same ratio gives a better result.
11.    Acrytext
This is used as a thickener. It holds the seemingly watery paint together.
12.    Geniple
This one just does the function of giving the painter a scintillating perfume as he does his job.
12. K14
It is also a preservative.
13.    Bama cork
It does the function of nitrosol. If you use bama cork you do not need to use nitrosol.

Steps to making Emulsion Paints
Emulsion are those ordinary paints that are not roughened with sand-like objects. The once that are sand-like are regarded as textcoat. You need to aware that there are other types of paint as well. Satin, oil e.t.c we shall treat them separately but for now let us concentrate with textcoat and emulsion.

For emulsion
Step 1.
Mix Calcuim Carbonate in water
For one bucket production (hence we shall be referring to bucket of paint i.e. normal — litres of paint as drum), pour water in the bucket up to half (– liters of water) you can always increase the volume of water at any stage if necessary.  Add less than half bag of Calcuim (add until the mixture rises to about 17 liters in the bucket) by now the drum will be quarter empty. NOTE; if you are producing white paint, you will mix titherni in water before adding calcium. — spoons of titherni are enough. MIX VERY WELL.
Step 2:
Add your colour. It is assumed that by now you must have diluted the colours as required with water if they are oxide. Now put colour in small rations and keep turning until you get your desired result. You can always add more if you like. Suppose you added more yellow for example, than you need, you can correct it by adding more calcium (but not after this stage) Bear in mind that the colour may be deeper when wet and lighter when the paint is dried.
Step 3
Add –kg of P.V.A to the mixture. After turning add half glass cup of nitrosol. Nitrosol is always in powdery form so you must dilute it in small water before you add to your mixture.
Next add about — centiliter of formalin and about same volume for ammonia and hydrosol sequentially. Turn very well at any addition of a new chemical.
Final step
When you have completed the above steps, make sure that you turn the above mixture very well. As you are turning it you might be a little fidgeted that you have wasted your resources. You don’t need to be afraid. Just add acrytext to the mixture and turn. Add it in small quantity until you get the thickness you desire. However if you add access you might spoil your mixture. Now that you paint is ready, just take your scraper, brush and roller and roll away your newly built house.
Warning: please the chemicals must be added in the order I have given you. If not you may have problem for example if you put ammonia before Nitrosol, the paint will get blocked. And again if ammonia drops in Nitrosol, the Nitrosol will block. More so, when formalin is poured into ammonia it will explode. The only time you can add ammonia before Nitrosol is when you are turning on machine speed. Just be careful.

For Large Quantity Production
If we are working wit 350 litres of butter, we shall have about 16 drums of paint after production.
Now 350 litres butter goes with — litres of water i.e. pour — and half paint buckets of water
Add — bags of Calcium
1kg of titherni(if you a producing white paint)
— kg of P.V.A (for super quality paint or –kg for less quality paint)
— kg of Nitrosol
Others has no specific quantity. You just add with discretion but make sure you do not over add especially Acrytext.

Production of Textcoat
For 1 drum of textcoat
Step 1:
Pour about — liters of water into the bucket, add — bag of Calcuim (or less) then add your colours as it is supposed to be.

Step 2: now after turning the mixture above, you add marble dust( I hope you remember what we said about marble dust above). Good. You will notice that some textcoat paints have a kind of lining and some has only rough surface. And there are those that we call designer textcoat such are the once that they use with the aid of a special roller to design houses so that its end effect will be something like flowers or blocks made of paint in your house. Am sure you must have seen such paint. It is called artwork in the painting industry. All these are textcoat but it is the mode of application of this chemical that makes different types.
For rough textcoats use only rough marble dust in your production
For lining textcoats use a combination of rough and smooth marble dust in equal ratio( if you are producing this one I will advice you add smooth marble dust first after turning add the rough one)
For artwork textcoats use only smooth marble dust in production.
Now as you are adding the marble dust, you will notice that the volume of your mixture is increasing. Just add according to your own discretion it has no specific measurement. If you are confused on the quantity to add, just keep adding until the drum is — empty. Use your initiative. Please do not use only smooth marble dust for production unless you are producing artwork that needs a designer roller.

Step 3: when you are through with turning of this mixture (turn very well), you will now add your P.V.A. and other chemicals like we said in emulsion. However you will need to increase their volume a little. For example you will need full glass cup of Nitrosol and increase the volume of other chemicals a little. When you have finish adding all the other chemical up to Hydrosol, you can go and gym in order to activate your muscle for turning  the paint as you add Acrytext. On the addition of acritext the paint will become strong. Now to know if the Acrytext you added is enough, take a small portion of the paint and touch it on the wall. If the teething is not falling congratulations if it is falling add more. Now you can go and roll away your textcoat on your parlour.

Bigger Quantity Production
350 litre butter will give us 15 drums of textcoat paint
Add — drums of water ( remember what we said about drum)
Use — bags of calcium
Use — bag of marble Dust i.e. — for rough, — for smooth
Empty — kg of Nitrosol and — kg of P.V.A
All other are as usual
If you cannot turn the whole paint when you add acrytext, pour them out in different buckets and add you acrytext so that you can turn it.
When this is done call your marketer and take the latest product to the hungry market.

Satin (nylon paint)
I hope you remember we did mention Satin paint some where. This is the type of paint that is generally regarded as nylon paint. It is called nylon paint because it is washable ( u can use water to wash it when it is dirty.

Production of Satin
For one drum
Use About — litres of water. Add calcium in a small quantity to make the paint light. What I mean is that the thickness of the paint at this stage will be less than the thickness it has when we are producing emulsion.
Now add your favourite colour.
You do NOT use P.V.A.
Add — kg of Acritext
— kg of Nitrosol (just enough to make the paint thicker and drawing)
Add ammonia and formalin as usual and finally add — kg of hydrosol
Your washable paint is ready. Beautify your house.
Thank you.
i hope i have given enough information to you if you really want to get the rations i.e where i placed -it will cost you  the sum of N3000 send me an email udeozochibuzo@yahoo.com indicating your interest and an account number will be sent to you where payment will be made into.  After your payment, scan and send evidence of payment  to udeozochibuzo@yahoo.com. Upon confirmation of your payment, the complete manual will be forwarded to you within 24 hours.
.REGARDS.

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Free Cash” How to Produce Paint and Make Millions Pt 1

Paint BucketHave you ever had a dream to own your own profitable business, but lack the knowledge of how, or may be you don’t even have the resource or capital to begin with. If your answer is yes, then I can show you how to start a profitable producing company hear in Nigeria with all the knowledge you need to know and minimum capital input.

Dear udeozochibuzo Blog reader or should i say also dear entrepreneur

My Name is udeozo chibuzo a seasoned entrepreneur,  Would you like to become financially independent? Do you dream of owning your own production business, are you looking for a business that can generate good return and very easy to do.  Then look no further, because everything you need to it, is right here. Paint production is a fast growing market that is virtually open to everybody. There is thousand of business out there to start from home and some are legit and majority are scam. Friend I will like you to take away tradition and fear, because what am about to show you will open your eye. Some people mistakenly think that “paint production is for those who can install large factory and high investment; they’re not for regular people like! –But you couldn’t be more wrong…. In fact who ever you are can start producing paint with the just low investment and technical know how.  And best of all is that to do so …..

It doesn’t matter the knowledge you have

·        You do not need business experience
·        You have no boss
·        It require just N 8,200 or less with guarantee profit return
·        It require simple procedure
With the simple Guild to Paint Making, you can
·        Make emulsion paint for over 2,000 colour
·        Texture/Texcote  paint of different kind
·        Wall satin, the most sought after paint, make by few producer in Nigeria. 0ne drum(big paint bucket) sell for N27,000 and above
·        How to make paint without  using machine
·        How to set up your own factory from scratch (all you need is just a mixing machine) and get you chemical
·        How to market your product in less than a day

I sincerely welcome to this course. we shall be treating how to produce all kinds of paints from emulsion, textcoat, and Satin otherwise called nylon or washable paint. lets get started.
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO PAINT PRODUTION
Emulsion, Textcoat and Satin (nylon paint)

Introduction of chemical
These are the chemical to be used in the production of emulsion paint<br />
1. Water
2. Titherni (used only for the production of white paint)
3. Calcium carbonate (Calcium)
4. Colourite
5. P.V.A
6. Formalin
7. Nitrosol
8. Ammonia
9. Hydrosol
10. Marble dust
11. Acrydext
Others include
12. Geniple
13. K14
14. Bama cork

Functions of the chemicals
1.    water
Water is used to mix all the chemicals together. It must not be a hot water. You can use any type of clean and neat water with normal water temperature. However, I prefer soft water to cold water. It helps to mix the paints more easily.
2.    Titherni
It is whitening chemical in powdery form. You can always get it where they are selling paint chemical, or rather industrial chemical. Just ask of titherni it will be given to you. It performs the function of making sure that you with paint is shining and not dull. This is the secret of some big names in painting industry. We shall give you the ratio down the line. It is only used when you are producing with paint. That does not mean you cannot use it in other colours but the function is more significant in white paints.
3. Calcium Carbonate
This chemical is also in powdery form. It is packaged in bags and they write CalCo on it. It is made by so many companies, I would not like to advertise any but just ask of calcium and it will be given to you.
Now calcium carbonate is of two or types
We have delomite and cacite. Both are good but delomite is recommended if you are producing pure white paint and cacite is better in off white (dirty white) paint.
4.    Colourite
This is the most important of the entire course. It involves the ability of mixing some colours to get a desired result. It is not difficult at all if you have initiative and artistic eye.
These are the colours we have in raw form ( please permit me to call them primary colours because all other colours in the painting industry is gotten from them)
They are: yellow ( we painters call it cream), Red, Black, Blue, and Green. All other colours are gotten from a combination of one or two of these.
What about White paint? You might ask. Well we do not need to have a pure white colour because, we make our paints with CalCo and it gives us white naturally. In fact once you put your calcium in water you get white paint. I hope that is clear.
We shall cover how to mix the paints to get particular result. But for now just know that colours can be found in paste or oxide. When we say colours are in paste we mean that they are in condensed liquid form (like your pomade), when they are in oxide it means they are in dust form (like your wife’s powder). A colour like cream has both oxide and paste. Red and black are mostly in oxide, green and Blue are in paste. For those who might be wondering which one to use between the yellow oxide and yellow paste, I suggest that if you want the colour you are producing to be deep yellow like MTN colour, you should use paste, otherwise use oxide.
CAUTION: you MUST dilute the colours very well with a little water before you apply it to your paint. For example if you get a red oxide, pour a cup of water in a different container mix thoroughly. If not, your paint will be having dotted stains as you roll it on the wall.
5.    P.V.A.
This chemical is very important. I guess you might have seen a situation where after painting a building, when you rub your hand on the surface it will be dusting. That is as a result of ill usage of this liquid formed chemical. In my experience, some big names in the painting industry do not even know how to use it. But you not worry, I will tell you and who know you might become their next consultant.

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Poor, Corrupt and Hopeless that’s How Nigeria Looked 10 years Ago,

ngoPoor, corrupt and hopeless — that’s how Nigeria looked just 10 years ago, but now it’s Africa’s second-largest economy, and its future is increasingly promising.

Africa’s most-populous nation is growing twice as fast as its continental rival, South Africa, and holds nearly as much in foreign reserves, around $50 billion. Nigeria’s GDP may be smaller — $292 billion to South Africa’s $354 billion — but it is expected to catch up soon. The country’s GDP per capita also doubled from $1,400 in 2000 to an estimated $2,800 in 2012.

Africans have to start looking after themselves and working and trading with each other.

The secret weapon behind Nigeria’s economic renaissance? Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: the minister of finance and economy since 2011, who has led landmark reforms to combat corruption, reduce foreign debt and attract investment.

With a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a Ph.D in regional economic development from MIT, Okonjo-Iweala spent 12 years at the World Bank, including five as managing director. In 2012, she narrowly lost an election to Jim Yong Kim to become the institution’s next president, despite winning the support of the Financial Times and Newsweek, which declared that if the competition “were a normal process, Jim Yong Kim wouldn’t stand a chance.”

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) talks with Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the Presidential Villa in Abuja August 9, 2012. Clinton arrived in Africa's most populous nation on Thursday offering to help Nigerian President Goodlu

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) talks with Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the Presidential Villa in Abuja August 9, 2012.

Impressive CV aside, what makes this 59-year-old exceptional is her character. An optimist by nature and a realist by trade, Okonjo-Iweala is determined to change the world’s perception of Nigeria — and Nigerians’ perceptions of themselves.

“We are fed a diet of negativity about ourselves these days, and we must not allow that to stand,” she claims. “Africans have to start looking after themselves and working and trading with each other,” she adds.

An advocate of economic liberalism, Okonjo-Iweala is a booster for privatization and cutting governmental spending. And as one of just a few female finance ministers in the world, she considers her gender an advantage. “Being a woman makes you able to deal with a lot of things — and still keep sane,” she told The Guardian in a 2005 interview. “I think women have less ego. If someone’s saying things to make me feel bad, I don’t care as long as I get the job done.”

And getting the job done as the mother of four, she is quick to draw parallels between economic management and parenting: “If your child has been doing bad things and they come to you and say, ‘Mother, I want to change, please help me,’ would you say, ‘No. You’re hopeless. You can’t change?’”

There are many roadblocks on Nigeria’s path to prosperity — debt, corruption and oil dependency — and Okonjo-Iweala aims to eliminate them one by one.

Okonjo-Iweala believes in Nigeria’s potential for change. “It’s a country of spirit, entrepreneurship, drive of creativity, and I want all Nigerian people to know it’s a country that we can be proud of,” she says.

But there are many roadblocks on Nigeria’s path to prosperity — debt, corruption and oil dependency — and Okonjo-Iweala intends to eliminate them one by one.

She took her first major step in 2005 with an initiative that convinced the Paris Club of Creditors to cancel $18 billion (60 percent) of Nigeria’s external debt. Her vigorous campaign, which focused on investing Nigeria’s savings towards reaching the country’s Millennium Development Goals, convinced lenders to forgive most of the debt in exchange for paying off the remaining 40 percent with a portion of the nation’s energy revenues.

Next? Attract foreign investment — but to do so, Okonjo-Iweala needed to improve Nigeria’s business reputation by tackling its endemic corruption. She introduced the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act in 2006 and implemented new transparency practices such as publishing states’ budgets in the press.

Okonjo-Iweala also volunteered information to the Transparency International Group, a watchdog that had called Nigeria “the most corrupt place on Earth” in 2003 but now applauds efforts that have recovered $33 million to Nigeria’s coffers and locked up corrupt officials such as James Ibori, a governor who embezzled $79 million. And in May 2011, the ministry drafted tougher money-laundering policies and freedom of information legislation that allows citizens to access public records so they can hold officials and institutions accountable.

“Does it mean the problem is over?” Okonjo-Iweala asked in her TED Talk. “The answer is no. There’s still a long way to go, but that there’s a will there. And those successes are being chalked up on this very important fight.”

The minister’s next challenge was convincing western nations to invest, reforming Nigeria’s economy to make it more hospitable to foreign business and less dependent on oil. So far the country has managed to attract foreign investors in not only energy but also banking and telecoms. In 2012 alone, Nigeria received a net inflow of $85.73 billion in foreign direct investment, much of which came from Nigerians living abroad, mainly in Europe.

Occupy Nigeria Protesters with placards. -- Nigerians come out to protest against the removal of Fuel Subsidy by the President. Abuja, Nigeria. 6th January 2012

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Occupy Nigeria Protesters against the removal of the fuel subsidy, Abuja, Nigeria, January 6, 2012

Okonjo-Iweala’s efficiency has won admiration in the West. Time magazine called her “one of the world’s heroes”; Forbes named her one of the world’s most powerful women; and former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown hailed her ”a brilliant reformer.”

Yet she has also faced criticism, mostly for failing to use the country’s oil income to ease the poverty that affects 60 percent of the population. Despite a decade of 7 percent economic growth, poverty in Nigeria has worsened. Many citizens were similarly outraged by Okonjo-Iweala’s $240,000 salary, considerably higher than the $6,000 base ministerial salary, which she defends by insisting it is temporary, with the extra cost coming from a government-organized and donor-supported Diaspora Fund.

Okonjo-Iweala’s 2011 decision to remove a popular oil subsidy also cost her support, especially among the poorest citizens who perceive cheap fuel as the only benefit they receive from the government. Gas prices doubled and widespread disapproval led to the “Occupy Nigeria” protests in January 2012.

Her opposition also regularly accuses her of promoting the interests of Western finance ahead of Nigeria. Many blame Okonjo-Iweala’s policies for reducing funding to agriculture, a sector that still accounts for two-thirds of Nigerian jobs, in favor of sectors more attractive to foreigners such as telecommunications.

“I don’t think she is doing anything wrong,” counters Yet Zainab Usman, an expert in Nigerian economics at Oxford University. ”The problem is structural. It is crucial to grow the economy, but the industries that are driving growth — mostly oil but also banking and telecoms — are not job-generating ones. They require very skilled labor, and in a country with 70 percent illiteracy, this gap will inevitably take time to close.”

Okonjo-Iweala is determined to make Nigeria one of the world’s top 20 economies by 2020. Many in her country aren’t so optimistic, but it is her grit and belief in what’s possible that have already turned Nigeria into an example for other developing nations and a partner for wealthier countries.

“If you really want to be in Africa, think about investing,” she urges developed nations. “Because those who miss the boat now will miss it forever.”

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WHEN THE LAW BREAKS THE LAW SEE”

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WHO IS THE RICHEST POLITICIAN IN NIGERIA TODAY?

objAccording to Forbes, the World has produced several politicians with landmarks but, some are exceptionally rich and are leaders in their different regions. How come non of the Nigerian Politicians didn’t make this list, and why is that so? Our political leaders today are billionaires and live very flamboyant lives, why are their assets not known and declared? this summarizes it in one word Corruption’’ Probably they should declare some hidden assets and hidden foreign accounts, so far you will be see investigative information on most of our billionaire politicians and where there assets are located, hitting the road to get an online print vox pox   …Here is the 2014 compilation of WHO IS THE RICHEST POLITICIAN IN NIGERIA taken from all the politicians and partisan politicians we have in Nigeria, regarding the richest in terms of assets both liquid and fixed as well as great lots. Read in my next post.

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WAYS TO MAKE MONEY WITH OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

softyhWhether you are the creator of an open source project or an expert in one, here are five ways you can make money with open source software. Note that each of these ideas presumes that the open source project is using an open source license which permits the activity described.

1. Sell Support Contracts-A sophisticated open source application like Zimbra may be free to download and install, but it is a complex piece of software. Setting it up requires some expert knowledge. Maintaining the server over time can also need someone with know-how. Who better to turn to for this kind of support than the people who created the software? Many open source businesses sell their own support services and contracts. Much like commercial software support, these service contracts can provide varying levels of support. You can charge the highest rates for immediate phone support and offer lower rate plans for slower e-mail based support.

soft2. Sell Value-Added Enhancements-Although the basic open source software may be free, you can create and sell add-ons that provide additional value. For example, the open source WordPress blogging platform includes support for “themes” or visual layouts. There are many free themes available of varying quality. Several businesses have come along, such as WooThemes and AppThemes, who sell highly-polished themes for WordPress. Either the original creators or third-parties can make and sell enhancements for open source projects, making this option a great opportunity for making money.

3. Sell Documentation- A variation on commercial support, some software projects can be difficult to use without documentation. Making the source code available for free does not obligate you to give away the documentation, as well. Consider the example of Shopp, an e-commerce plugin for WordPress. Shopp is an open source project, but to access the documentation you need to pay for a license that provides entry into the web site. It is possible, and perfectly legal, to setup a Shopp store using the source code without documentation, but it will take longer and you won’t know all of the features available. Even if you did not create the open source software, you can author a manual sharing your expertise and then sell that book either through e-publishing channels or traditional book publishers.

sof4. Sell Binaries- Open source code is just that-source code. In some computer languages, such as C++, the source code cannot be run directly. It must first be compiled into what is called a “binary” or machine code. Binaries are specific to each operating system. Depending on the source code and the operating system, compiling into a binary may range in difficulty from easy to very difficult. Most open source licenses do not require the creator to give away free access to compiled binaries, only to the source code. While anyone can download your source code and create their own binary, many people either won’t know how or won’t want to take the time. If you have the expertise to create compiled binaries, you can legally sell access to these binaries for different operating systems, like Windows and OS X.

5. Sell Your Expertise as a Consultant- Sell your own expertise! If you are a developer with experience installing or customizing any open source application then you have marketable skills. There are always businesses looking for project-basis help. Sites like Elance and Guru.com are freelance markets that can put you in touch with employers who will pay for your expertise. You do not need to be the author of open source software to make money with it.

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ORIGINALLY BORN RALPH LIFSHITZ, NOW KNOWN AS “RALPH LAUREN” THIS MAN IS WORTH APPROXIMATELY $10.5 BILLION DOLLARS

ralph laurenRalph Lauren has been synonymous with style since the late 60s.  After dropping out of Baruch College, where he was studying to earn a degree in Business, Mr. Lauren, then known as Ralph Lifshitz, began making ties.  He sold them to area clothing retailers, and was subsequently approached by Neiman Marcus.  It was straight up from there.  His necktie line was hugely successful, and he was able to open his own store in Manhattan in 1967.  He then opened a second shop on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and expanded his line to menswear, four years later.

ralph-lauren-logomHis expanded men’s line led to demand for a women’s line, and suddenly, Ralph Lauren, now known as RL, was everywhere.  Fast forward to 2013, and his company now has 35 boutiques around the United States, and the Polo Ralph Lauren brand is available around the world.  The company is reportedly worth approximately $10.5 billion dollars. he was declared Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur by Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.  His clothing has also been featured in multiple films, including “The Great Gatsby” and “Annie Hall”.  In addition to having great taste in clothes, he has also built a solid reputation as a car connoisseur.  His collection is legendary, and he recently added a very nice Ruf CTR-3 to his garage.

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Lauren has accumulated his net worth of $10.5 billion dollars largely through the extreme popularity of his various clothing brands, including most famously Polo Ralph Lauren. He was born Ralph Lifshitz, and changed his name due to his original name’s unfortunate obscene connotations in English. Not, as some have alleged, to escape his Jewish identity: “When I was a kid, the other kids would make a lot of fun of me. It was a tough name. That’s why I decided to change it. Then people said, ‘Did you change your name because you don’t want to be Jewish?’ I said, ‘Absolutely not. That’s not what it’s about. My cousins who lived in California had changed their last name to Lawrence. So I just thought, “I’m going to pick a nice last name”—it wasn’t particularly connected to anything or anyone.'” What would become the world-famous Polo brand was first seen in a line of shirts Lauren designed for women in the early seventies. Lauren had the innovative idea to design the women’s shirts in a style usually associated with men’s clothing, and the line was a huge success. Now, Ralph Lauren is one of the most famous and successful fashion designers of all time.

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IMPORTANT THINGS TO LOOK-OUT FOR IN JOB OFFER LETTERS

letterIf you get an offer letter when you are getting ready to start a new job, read it carefully. It is a critical document. Employers do not always consider offer letters to be employment contracts (especially when the letters state that you are an “at-will” employee), but these letters can give you some contractual rights. For example, if the offer letter states that you will get a guaranteed bonus of a specific amount and the employer doesn’t pay it, you can bring a claim for breach of contract.

 1.  Basic job information. Title, job responsibilities, reporting structure, and starting date.

2.  Salary. The job’s salary and the employer’s policy on raises — e.g., do they review salaries annually? Is there a lock-step ladder for raises?

3.  Guaranteed bonuses. The amount and payment date(s) of any guaranteed bonus, including a signing bonus. The nature of the guarantee should also be spelled out: it might promise a minimum with the possibility for a higher payout, a maximum, or an exact amount.

4.  Discretionary bonuses. Whether discretionary bonuses are paid every year, when they are distributed, and what they are based on. Common standards for awarding discretionary bonuses include the performance of the company, your team, or you individually.

5.  Deferred compensation. Details about deferred compensation like stock option programs and how you can get copies of the program plans.

6.  Other benefits. Fringe benefits like health insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, profit sharing, and expense reimbursements. As with deferred compensation plans, there should be documentation available with information about what these perks will cost you, their value.

7.  Mandatory arbitration. Be careful – employers slip these in.  They waive your right to a jury in the event that you have a future dispute with your employer and lock you into a private, truncated dispute resolution process. While arbitration tends to be quicker and less expensive than court litigation, it also can prevent you from collecting and presenting as much evidence as you could in court, and there is no right to appeal, just limited grounds to contest an arbitration ruling against you.

8.  Non-compete. Be careful – employers slip these in too.  Any prohibition against competing with your employer after your job ends should apply only for a limited time in a specific geographic area.  The enforceability of non-compete (and non-solicit) provisions varies from state to state.

9.  Non-solicit. Be careful – like non-competes, a non-solicit provision (which is a prohibition against soliciting other workers, clients, or customers to leave the employer and follow you to your new employer) should end after a reasonable time.

10.  Information technology privacy policy. There are laws protecting employees’ workplace privacy, so whatever the offer letter says, understand your rights before handing over access to your private email or social media accounts.

To make sure you understand the terms of your employment and to protect your rights and interests, it’s a good idea to consult an attorney with any questions about an offer letter.  You may also be able to negotiate terms at the outset that will impact you many years later.

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The Big Secret you Really Want to Know”

gold-bars Today I want to tell you the big secret of how I make more than $1500 (Two hundred and fifty thousand naira) from my online business every month. This is a big source of income. I could work for just 2 hours everyday because I work from home and get such good returns from running my online business.

Anybody can do it, even you!

From what I have seen so far, I can assure you that this wonderful business is especially good If you are jobless, a student, graduate, youth corper, OND or HND holder, housewife, etc. It is also very good for people who have been looking for a better paying job and who want to invest their time to build a highly profitable business where the money keeps pouring in like water every month. I’ve also noticed that it is also very good and will be profitable for people who are already working but want to make an extra income on the side.

A big secret

What I’m about to tell you is a highly guarded secret which only a few people know in Nigeria and which they are exploiting and using to rake in millions of naira every year. The owner of huge websites and blogs are all in this business and they make thousands of dollars every month. The Internet is truly a wonderful place and only those that are smart enough to seize today the opportunities that abound at this early stage will be at the top and be raking in millions by the time other people find out this secret.

Very easy to do

It is very easy to do. You do not need any special computer skills or qualifications. Anybody can do what I’m doing and start making as much as I’m currently making. You can decide today to change the course of your life by starting your online business and I’m here to show you exactly what I did that I’m now making over Two hundred and fifty thousand naira EVERY MONTH. The best thing is that you can start this business without spending any money. I will teach you how to create a website and make money from it. I’ll also show you all the foreign companies that will pay you big money to work for them online.

What does this mean?

It means you can start making money today without spending any money as initial capital investment unlike in most other businesses. This means that there is no risk at all on your part. You can even start today, right now. Think of all the things you can do with a “salary” of N250,000 every month. You will have no more financial worries and you will be able to buy whatever you like and live comfortably. In fact you will be making more money than most of these so called bankers. Think about it. No more endless application letters, running and suffering over their dirty aptitude tests and begging employers. No more anxiety and worries when you start your own online business today.

About Me

Before I continue, let me first tell you my story. I’m a graduate of the University of Lagos with a First Class in Banking and Finance. After my Youth Service, I spent 5 years searching for a good job. I was working as a sales man at a Business Center and earning just fifteen thousand naira every month. I tried every kind of business that you can think of but they all ended up as disappointments because nothing came out of them. I was always looking for a better paying job or a business that would fetch me reasonable money because I was not able to survive on the little money I was earning in the Business Center.

How my life changed

Then one day I udeozochibuzo Blog we were taught how to make money from starting an online business. on udeozochibuzo blog I interacted with real people who were actually making thousands of dollars every month from their own online business. This was their occupation. They did nothing else. They showed us how to do it and It was that seminar that changed my life and encouraged me to start my online business in 2009. I still continued at my old place of work and maintained the online business at the same time because it was very easy to do. I spent about two to three hours doing the business everyday so whenever I closed from work I would update it in the evening before going home very late in the night.

$430 dollars in just one week!

For the first few months I made very little from all my hard work and almost gave up but I was motivated by the people I saw at the seminar. I imagined that one day I will be like them so that kept me going. The Good Lord was also very faithful to me and gave me the strength to persevere.

Almighty God was by my side in all this

As the months went by and the business grew, my earnings started increasing rapidly. Very soon I was getting five times as much as I was being paid at my Business Centre job. Eventually I decided to resign so that I could focus all my attention on running the business. My earnings continued to rise month after month and by the Grace of God, today I can say that I have finally become like the people I saw at that seminar.

I am now making thousands of dollars every month from the Internet. This is something that seemed like an impossible dream just less than a year ago. In fact can you imagine that in a week I now make more than 10 times the salary I used to receive in a whole month! Just by working for about 2 hours everyday from the comfort of my home.

Isn’t it shocking? Believe it or not but that’s not the end. The most wonderful thing is that my earnings have been growing steadily every month and will keep increasing as the months go by so imagine what I would be making in some years time. Mr. Bisi Adebanjo Magodo Estate Lagos Nigeria.

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List of Nigeria’s Super Rich Entrepreneurs

super richWhat is the secret to the success of the top 21 richest people in Nigeria? Who are the Nigerian billionaires and how did they amass their wealth? What are the business success secrets of the successful entrepreneurs in Nigeria? What does it take to become a billionaire in Nigeria? If the answer to any of these questions interests you, then please read on.

Today, I will be compiling a list of Nigerian billionaires and top richest people in Nigeria but please this list will be restricted to entrepreneurs only. Politicians and individuals whose source of wealth cannot be traced are excluded from this list.

Most people have asked why so few Nigerians made the Forbes list of richest people in the world. So far, only Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga and Femi Otedola have, Jim Ovia, Tony Elumelu made the Forbes list of world billionaires. Well the answer to that question is this: Forbes estimates the wealth of individuals and rank them based on the value of shares they have in quoted companies (companies listed on the stock exchange) and most of the richest people in Nigeria prefer to run their businesses privately. That’s why they don’t make the Forbes list of richest people in the world.

  The criteria for coming up with this list-Most of you may be wondering the criteria or benchmark on which I compiled this list of richest people in Nigeria. Well, I compiled this list based on the following criteria:

  • By the value of their shares held in quoted companies.
  • The size and market share of their companies
  • The number of companies they own and its assumed value
  • The market value of their company’s brand
  • The impact of their companies on the Nigerian economy

I compiled this list of richest people in Nigeria and highlighted the secret to their success because I believe we can learn a lot from them. Nigeria as a country has been branded all sort of names and a lot has been said about Nigeria; both positive and negative but I am proud that some individuals stood tall to tell the world that we have got potentials.

Despite the harsh terrain and business challenges involved with starting a business in Nigeria; the successful entrepreneurs listed below held their ground and fought their way to the top. In a country with a population of over 150 million inhabitants and millions of businesses; these 20 entrepreneurs diligently carved their names in the sands of time.

Instead of boring you with their success stories; I would rather extract the vital lessons learned from the life of these billionaires. If you are ready to learn, then below is a list of the Nigerian Billionaires (entrepreneurs) and top richest people in Nigeria.

Nigerian Billionaires and top 20 Richest People (Entrepreneurs) in Nigeria 2013

1.            Alhaji Aliko Dangote –    founder of Dangote Group and Richest black man in the world

2.            Mike Adenuga –    Conoil, Equatorial Trust Bank, Globacom

3.            Femi Otedola –     ZENON Oil and Gas

4.            Orji Uzor Kalu –      Slok Group

5.            Cosmos Maduka –     Coscharis Group

6.            Jimoh Ibrahim –     Nicon Insurance, Global Fleet

7.            Jim Ovia –       Visafone

8.            Pascal Dozie –     MTN Nigeria, Diamond Bank

9.            Oba Otudeko –    Honeywell Group Nigeria

10.          Alhaji Sayyu Dantata –   MRS Group

11.          Umaru Abdul Mutallab – former Chairman First Bank Plc, Mutallab Group

12.          Prince Samuel Adedoyin – Doyin Group

13.          Dele Fajemirokun –        Chaiman Aiico Insurance, Xerox Nigeria, Chicken Republic, Kings Guards etc.

14.          Chief Cletus Ibeto –        Ibeto Group

15.          Raymond Dokpesi –        Daar Communication, AIT,

16.          Tony Ezenna –                   Orange Group

17.          Chief Molade Okoya Thomas –    Chairman CFAO Nig and other six french companies

18.          Ifeanyi Ubah –      Capital oil and gas

19.          Leo Stan Ekeh –      Zinox

20.          Fola Adeola –      GTBank

21.          Chief Ade Ojo –        Elizade Motors Nig LTD, Distributor of Toyota cars

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First Made in Nigeria Nissan 4×4 SUV Out by April

 

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The first set of Made in Nigeria 4×4  SUVs will be rolled out by Nissan Motors in April this year.Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motors, Carlos Ghosn, disclosed this to President Goodluck Jonathan on the sideline of ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Ghosn, who said the vehicles would be rolled out of the old Volkswagen Assembly plant in Lagos, noted it was possible to produce two to three million cars in Nigeria annually. According to him, this will lead to creation of thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the country.

He also told President Jonathan that Nissan intended to increase its investment in Nigeria and establish its own production plant in the country.“We are interested in producing popular cars , totally adapted to the needs of Nigerians,” Ghosn told the President, adding that the company also planned to bring its global suppliers to make vehicle components in the country.

In his remarks, President Jonathan reiterated that the diligent implementation of the country’s new national automotive policy would rapidly develop Nigeria’s automobile industry.

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How to Sell Your Wedding Gown

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Trends in the wedding industry come and go with every season, but it seems a growing trade in pre-worn wedding gowns is here to stay.

Wedding dresses were once considered untouchable – an heirloom to be treasured and preserved for future generations. However, a growing number of brides have discovered that unloading their gown after the big day can go a long way toward defraying the staggering expense of holding a wedding.

Of course, selling a gown can be an anxiety-inducing experience, since with luck, most of us won’t have to do it more than once. That’s why we spoke to a few veterans of the bridal industry to gather a few tips on making the process a painless as possible:

1). Sell as quickly as possible to stay with current trends:

The most popular dresses on the resale market are also often the newest dresses. The longer you wait to sell a gown, the less desirable it becomes. So – make sure you get your gown on the market as soon as you can.

2). Clean your dress immediately after your nuptials:

It’s critical to have your dress professionally cleaned, as buyers expect it to be in as near-new condition as possible. The longer you wait to clean a gown, the harder it can be to remove stains which have set, and the more likely it is that “hidden” stains such as champagne or cake icing can oxidize and appear.

3). List your dress online to get the widest audience:

There’s no comparison between online dress marketplaces and local methods of selling a gown, such as classifieds or consignment shops. Sites like PreOwnedWeddingDress.com have hundreds of thousands of brides who visit each month, giving you the greatest opportunity for a buyer to fall in love with your gown.

4). Take tons of photos and describe everything:

If a bride can’t try on a gown and hold it in her hands, she wants to see as much as possible. Take plenty of photos in good light, and be sure to point out any imperfections. Paperwork, such as the original sales receipt, is always nice too.

5). Price it right:

Finally, avoid sitting on a dress for sale too long by being absolutely certain you’re asking a reasonable amount. Online marketplaces make it easy to compare your gown to similar ones for sale and confirm you’re in the ballpark. If you don’t sell your gown right away, be prepared to negotiate with the right buyer.

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Learn How You Can Be Part of The Biggest Money Earner in the World- Petroleum Industry

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With Little Or No Capital Make Millions Trading Diesel, Petroleum Products, Get LPOs And Become An Oil  Deal Agent Even Without Leaving Your Job
The Petroleum Industry is the Biggest Money Earner in the World,  You Need to Be Part of Those Making the Money Now!

The information you are about to read will change your life forever! Do you want to secure your future financially? Then start your own money-spinning oil & gas business today! Oil business is the fastest way to make money on earth. Don’t wait for tomorrow, for tomorrow may never come. How long have you been procrastinating Life is too short to be wasting precious time on frivolous things. It is time you take some decisive action and do something with your life. It is time you get some no-nonsense approach and take swift action! Sometimes we call some people lucky, but the fact is that they are prepared for opportunities and grab them with both hands when they come while the ‘unlucky’ are so blind to see when the golden opportunity is even to their face! This year is gradually moving. What have you achieved?

Are you in need of cash to build your own house, buy your own car or you just need money for your pressing needs like paying your house rent, your children’s school fees or other emergency cash outlay? Then look no further! It is of great benefit to you that you are reading this jealously guarded money making information right now! This is something we are into and we are raking it in real good!  You have the choice of starting your own independent oil & Gas Company with financial and technical advice from us.

The good thing is that you will not leave your present job to supervise the oil & gas business; you can do it full time or part time and be raking in hundreds of thousands of naira!
Big Money spinning deals are being made every day in the energy market because Oil & Gas has become a hot cake in Nigeria and the world over. It is a Mega Bucks Business! Petrol, Kerosene, Diesel, LPFO, Kerosene & Crude Oil sellers and investors in the energy sector are swelling their bank accounts everyday with huge cash. This is because the world depends on energy and power. There is so much wealth in the Oil & Gas Business waiting for you to take your own share that You Will Be a Fool not to take the opportunity now! But you have to know the secrets to make it big. We don’t need to tell you that the industry is big. You know that already! And most of the big names in the oil industry start with almost nothing. Yes you heard me right, nothing! In this business you virtually don’t need your own money to start it and make a success of it. We will show you how to do just that!

Offices, residences, factories, businesses, government departments, and other agencies are spending millions weekly on diesel consumption, especially due to the epileptic power supply in the country, and this is the big opportunity for Oil & Gas suppliers. It takes a big chunk of their profits. Diesel has become a money guzzler for these organizations. But to you the Oil Business mogul, it is a money spinner! And the good news that you the Oil & Gas baron will be smiling to the bank daily with almost a larger chunk of the profit these companies make daily.

How do I know the above statement is possible?
I know because a friend of mine did it. He desperately needed =N=100,000 and his salary had been exhausted, so latched upon this idea on how to get a quick deal to supply diesel to a company close to where he was working and from that job he made over =N=100,000 from which he was able to pay his rent
He did not even leave his job to supervise the diesel supply. The package thought him all he needed to do to get the work done without his presence. While others roll out millions from doing this business full time, other make profit while keeping their job.
WHERE THE MONEY IS
The energy market today has become a hot money making industry in Nigeria.
There is so much wealth in oil and gas business if you know these closely guided secrets am about to expose to you now
I don’t need to tell you the industry is big, you know that. 
Here’s something you don’t know though…
Those making money in the business today started with nothing. Yes, nothing. In this business you virtually don’t need your own money to operate it. I will show you how, just stay on! 
Look At The Market Right Now!
Government establishments, offices, banks, residences and other agencies are spending millions weekly on diesel consumption and this is the big opportunity for suppliers.
It takes a big chunk of their profits so much so, that today diesel usage has become every CEO’s nightmare.
And That’s Good News
Because… suppliers smile to the bank daily with almost larger chunks of the profit the companies makes per day.
Also think about this…
Nigeria is a country with many festive seasons – Sallah, Christmas, New Year, and Easter period – a lot of traveling take place at these periods shooting up diesel consumption to amazing heights, coupled with the fact that power situation has gone worst, making a few people rich.
This is your chance to join in with them. In fact, this is where most Nigeria wealthiest millionaire started their wealth building from. With this package you can easily join the millionaire even as a novice
This is your time
The doors to the oil industry is open and everybody can benefit.
Now You Can Start Making Money
The profits are massive. With one deal alone you can make between =N=50,000 and =N=10 million trading products from the automotive gas oil (AGO) (what we commonly call diesel) to the PMS, that is petrol, and then DPK – the dual purpose kerosene.
What’s The Profit Level Like?
Consider this: A truck of 33,000 litres to end users like filling stations, companies, banks telecom stations, etc, sold with a profit margin of between N5.00 and N10.000, you could be generating a profit of 33,000 x N5.00 = 165,000 or N330,000 per deal, contract or transaction. Imagine having several deals.
This business is a big money earners right now as all other petroleum products are being deregulated in the country. The earlier you join the party of money makers the better your chances of becoming wealthy in no time.  Simply grab these secrets and keep it close to your heart because those who are already in the business are not always comfortable seeing others like you come in to share the riches.
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Be Better Each Passing Day

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Firestone Oil& Gas Company Nigeria…The Future of Energy

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The Kardashian Problem”

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IBB Letter to Jonathan Raises Stir

IBBA media stir over an alleged open letter from former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida to President Goodluck Jonathan was calming late Wednesday after raising concerns among close associates of the two men. The letter which was a regurgitation of a statement issued by Babangida on the state of the nation in July 2011 was rehearsed to fit in with present realities. The statement received a life of its own after it was posted on the Facebook page of All Progressives Congress, APC Deputy National Secretary, Mallam Nasir El-rufai. The letter was, however, dismissed as a concoction by Mr. Kassim Afegbua, erstwhile media aide to Gen. Babangida who was quoted to have released the letter in a statement.

Afegbua who is now spokesman to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State described the statement as an act of blackmail saying he did not issue the statement and that it did not come from Babangida. “I did not issue the said statement that is flying around the social media on behalf of IBB,” Afegbua said in a statement made available to Vanguard Wednesday.“Let me also declare with all the emphasis at my disposal that General IBB did not authorize anyone to issue any statement on his behalf let alone crediting same odious statement to me; Prince Kassim Afegbua.”The letter posted on several social media sites quoted the former military president as telling Jonathan:

“I will like to advise President Goodluck Jonathan to tread cautiously so that those sycophants in, and out of government will not derail his focus, resilience and perseverance. He needs all the comportment, resilience, perseverance, introspection and determination to be able to take the right decisions for the good of the country. The arrest and release of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is a deliberate distraction which the President must run away from.”

But denying the letter Afegbua said:“General IBB is a leader of leaders that I admire so much and one whose understanding of the delicate politics of the country is, in my honest view, unequalled. I have been a very good student of his political school of thought since I met him till date and I will remain so till the end of time. It is not in his character to join issues with leaders in such pedestrian manner as reflected in the so-called statement credited to me. This rebuttal becomes instructive to put the records straight and disabuse the minds of our numerous followers, friends and associates who may come across this statement in one way or the other.”

“I therefore wish to formally disown the said statement in part, whole and its entirety. It was neither authorized by me nor General IBB and should be so discountenanced. I wish to thank my reputable colleagues in the media who quickly saw through this statement as a piece of abhorrence and alerted me almost immediately. May God continue to replenish your wisdom and deep sense of judgment.”

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A media stir over an alleged open letter from former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida to President Goodluck Jonathan was calming late Wednesday after raising concerns among close associates of the two men.

The letter which was a regurgitation of a statement issued by Babangida on the state of the nation in July 2011 was rehearsed to fit in with present realities. The statement received a life of its own after it was posted on the Facebook page of All Progressives Congress, APC Deputy National Secretary, Mallam Nasir El-rufai.

The letter was, however, dismissed as a concoction by Mr. Kassim Afegbua, erstwhile media aide to Gen. Babangida who was quoted to have released the letter in a statement.

Afegbua who is now spokesman to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State described the statement as an act of blackmail saying he did not issue the statement and that it did not come from Babangida.

“I did not issue the said statement that is flying around the social media on behalf of IBB,” Afegbua said in a statement made available to Vanguard Wednesday.

“Let me also declare with all the emphasis at my disposal that General IBB did not authorize anyone to issue any statement on his behalf let alone crediting same odious statement to me; Prince Kassim Afegbua.”

The letter posted on several social media sites quoted the former military president as telling Jonathan:

“I will like to advise President Goodluck Jonathan to tread cautiously so that those sycophants in, and out of government will not derail his focus, resilience and perseverance. He needs all the comportment, resilience, perseverance, introspection and determination to be able to take the right decisions for the good of the country. The arrest and release of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is a deliberate distraction which the President must run away from.”

But denying the letter Afegbua said:

“General IBB is a leader of leaders that I admire so much and one whose understanding of the delicate politics of the country is, in my honest view, unequalled. I have been a very good student of his political school of thought since I met him till date and I will remain so till the end of time. It is not in his character to join issues with leaders in such pedestrian manner as reflected in the so-called statement credited to me. This rebuttal becomes instructive to put the records straight and disabuse the minds of our numerous followers, friends and associates who may come across this statement in one way or the other.”

“I therefore wish to formally disown the said statement in part, whole and its entirety. It was neither authorized by me nor General IBB and should be so discountenanced. I wish to thank my reputable colleagues in the media who quickly saw through this statement as a piece of abhorrence and alerted me almost immediately. May God continue to replenish your wisdom and deep sense of judgment.”

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Meet The Nysc Corp Member Who Struck Gold in Her Place of Primary Assignment

june-ebube1One story that puts a smile on my face always is the wonderful story of Miss June Ebube, this graduate from the University of Nigeria Nsuka, after been posted to Uyo for her mandatory NYSC (National Youth Service Corp) dazzled the entire south’ southern Nigeria with her indigenous clothing line ‘JOON Clothing’’, Made in Nigeria, By Nigeria, for Nigeria. She never started as a tailor, but simply leveraged on the expertise of qualified tailors, who transcend her sketches, into reality and the label JOON was born.

Making her entrance into the fashion world in September 2012, at the Trendy Culture Fashion Competition, Abuja and taking home the prize. She has also showcased in Akwa Ibom and Calabar. She have been opportuned to work with Mai Atafo, James Brendan, Bubbai Styling, Chika Emmanuel of Elite Models, Ngozi Ugo and GI Modeling Agency, placing JOON on the centre stage as a fast rising Nigerian label.

Now she is an employer of labor and runs her own factory, her clothing label brings out creativity through our indigenous fabrics. She believes in playing around with texture and colors and always makes sure her clients are overwhelmed by what she creates and love her work. one of the reasons I put up this story up is, this 21 year old has proved to Nigeria and beyond that you don’t necessary have to wait for a job while serving as a corps member or even as a student, you have the ability to create one  and become an employer of labor’  aspiring entrepreneurs face extinction all the time, infact one out of 10 aspiring businesses survive in 5 years. But you don’t have to be scared Dr. King said you don’t need to see the entire stairs just take the first step ‘well-done June proudly Naija”

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The Keke Cash- Tricycle Transportation a Big Business in Nigeria

kekkeThe is one topic I’m excited to talk about,
The leasing of tricycles(keke) is another way of empowering any unemployed, underemployed or interested member of Nigerian society to a level where he can create a measurable and verifiable value in society in order to earn daily bread.

”People you don’t need to physically drive this keke your self if you wish, all you need do is enter into a lease agreement with a trusted driver, who will make weekly payments into your bank account.”

Additionally, this keke may not just be a tool for earning sustenance and daily bread; if properly planned and organized, it is a formidable vehicle for wealth creation in the Nigeria. The subsequent owners and operators are to become successful small business owners.

These are the reasons we are introducing these service in the wealth creation chain at my Business Round Table Sessions.

The use of tricycles in the present economic constraint within the country has been on the increase and it has been supportive in many ways, some of which are:

1. It offers mobility support for the Nigerian masses.
2. It is a source of income to those who need/acquire it.
3. It reduces ever-growing expenses of the masses by providing a cheaper means of transportation.
4. It saves time for the working masses.
5. It is more comfortable to ride reducing stress on the user.
6. It offers the beneficiary/user the opportunity to save and achieve greater things.
7. The rate of accidents on tricycles is very low compared to motorcycles (a.k.a. okada).
Other benefits to the beneficiary/user are:
8. It provides the opportunity for the beneficiary to acquire assets with little or no initial capital.
9. It will boost the morale of the beneficiaries.kekeThis keke can be bought between N150,000- N250,000 depending on the vendor you purchased it from, and can give you a weekly income of N15,000- N20,000, if you enter into a hire purchase agreement with your driver, you should expect a total sum of N700,000 in 8months for each of the keke. Guys-if you need a fund scheme to purchase one of these keke, you will have the opportunity to meet the financing company at my Business Round Table (BRT) and they we work out a re payment scheme for you, these offer is limited and subject to terms and conditions of the financing company.

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