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Month: May 2019

Trouble for Nigeria, other crude oil economies as Toyota, Honda produce cars that run on water

Trouble for Nigeria, other crude oil economies as Toyota, Honda produce cars that run on water

Autos, What's Hot
If you watched local TV channels at a lot in the late 2000s just like me, you must have seen that Bank PHB advert where they predicted that "one day, cars will run on water". The advert shows a man driving his car on the highway and when the fuel gauge signaled an empty tank, he stopped the car at a fueling station and refilled it with water before continuing his journey. Although Bank PHB is now defunct and transitioned into Keystone Bank or something, THAT day when cars are running on water is here and it doesn't look great for Nigeria. I will explain. World's largest car brand, Toyota, recently announced the 2020 Toyota Mirai HFC in Japan. Mirai is a Japanese word for future and the car itself is a hydrogen-powered sedan that is now being touted to replace our "normal" petrol-...
Odunayo Eweniyi of PiggyVest wins SME Entrepreneur of the Year at Wealth and Society West Africa

Odunayo Eweniyi of PiggyVest wins SME Entrepreneur of the Year at Wealth and Society West Africa

Business, News, What's Hot
Co-founder of PiggyVest, Odunayo Eweniyi, was recognized as the SME Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 during the annual Wealth and Society West Africa Awards ceremony held in Lagos on Thursday April 25th. Odunayo helped create PiggyVest alongside Joshua Chibueze and Somtochukwu Ifezue. She currently serves as the chief operations officer of the brand. PiggyVest itself is a smart online bank that helps users save money by automatically deducting a specified amount from their debit cards at specified intervals. The saved money can be accessed and withdrawn by customers anytime. “Nigerians are mostly tech-adverse,” according to Odunayo, “and so we try to convince them to trust more in tech; we are working a lot to make sure we can deliver on our promises so that our users can trust us.”
Innoson, a car manufacturer or just a company assembling cars?

Innoson, a car manufacturer or just a company assembling cars?

Autos, What's Hot
Ever since the first set of 100 cars were rolled out from the stables of Innoson in Nnewi, a heavily industrialized city in the Southeastern Nigeria state of Anambra in November 2014, the most common question on everyone's lips seems to be: does Innoson actually manufacture cars or do they just sell assemble? This particular question dominates discussions anywhere industry experts are discussing cars and the name Innoson is mentioned, so much that people rarely have time to discuss the reliability, speed and other aspects of Innoson vehicles like they do when Toyota, Honda or Mercedes Benz is mentioned. The question was again a fiercely-argued topic at a social event yours faithfully attended last week (the event didn't even relate to technology or cars ) so I decided to address this is...
OP ED: Computer Village Lagos and the story of Iyaloja and Babaloja

OP ED: Computer Village Lagos and the story of Iyaloja and Babaloja

Business, What's Hot
While the Asians and Caucasians think strategically, the West African is almost always emotional. There has been an uproar with the intention of the Tinubus to appoint an Iyaloja for the Computer Village in Lagos...and probably other modern business entities. Some claim it is anti-business, anti-Igbo or anti-democracy. Whatever! But would they have broken any law in the real sense? Hell, no!For the avoidance of doubts, the Iyaloja is a title for the Traditional African Market where the officer presides over the affairs of the Traditional Market. She is a titled Chief and a representative of the Oba or King. She collects the taxes and pays to the coffers of the Town, adjudicates over market disputes and ensures sanity. It is a part and parcel of the Yoruba Culture. In the 1999 Consti...
How to delete file permanently without sending to recycle bin on Windows PC

How to delete file permanently without sending to recycle bin on Windows PC

Simple Tutorials
Sometimes you might want to remove files right away from your Windows computer without having to send them to the Recycle Bin (and then going there to permanently delete them). All you have to do is to Highlight the file you want to delete, press [Shift + Delete] and press confirm Or you can permanently set deleting of files to direct removal. This way you will disable the Recycle Bin and make files to be removed permanently from the computer once deleted. To set direct removal, right click on Recycle Bin, click on Properties and put the location settings to "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted." Click on Apply and press OK.
MTN Nigeria data bundle plans and activation codes

MTN Nigeria data bundle plans and activation codes

Simple Tutorials
To choose from the ranges of MTN data bundles available, dial *131# on your phone. Data Plan Price Duration Activation Code 20MB 50 naira 24 hours SMS 114 to 131 50MB + 25MB night bonus 100 naira 24 hours SMS 104 to 131 150MB + 75MB night bonus 200 naira 24 hours SMS 113 to 131 150MB 300 naira 7 days SMS 102 to 131 500MB + 250MB night bonus 500 naira 7 days SMS 103 to 131 1GB + 500MB night bonus 1000 naira 30 days SMS 106 to 131 1.5GB 1200 naira 30 days SMS 130 to 131 2.5GB + 1GB night bonus 2000 30 days SMS 110 to 131 5GB 3500 naira 30 days SMS 107 to 131 10GB 5000 naira 30 days SMS 116 to 131 22GB 10,000 naira 30 days SMS 117 to 131 50GB 20,000 60 days SMS 118 to 131 100GB 30,0...
Whatsapp bans thousands of GB Whatsapp users

Whatsapp bans thousands of GB Whatsapp users

Mobile, News
Facebook-owned social network Whatsapp is banning users who installed a specially modified version of the chatting application known as GB Whatsapp. Whatsapp says that privacy becomes a huge concern when users install and use non-official mods of their app. A temporary ban was slammed on accounts of users who have been using GB Whatsapp on Thursday. Users took to Twitter to complain about the ban. This is not the first time Whatsapp banned GB Whatsapp users. Thousands of users were placed on a temporary account ban for using GB Whatsapp back in March. According to an official statement from Whatsapp, users who fail to start using official Whatsapp app might face being "permanently banned from using WhatsApp." The statement further says: If you don't switch to the official app ...
How to install GB Whatsapp on your smartphone

How to install GB Whatsapp on your smartphone

Simple Tutorials
By now you must have heard of GB Whatsapp, a non-officially-made mod of Whatsapp that gets you more privacy and more features to your Whatsapp social media life. Despite its ease-of-use and more added features, users have been warned to stay off of GB Whatsapp by Facebook, the parent company that owns Whatapp social networking app. However, if you're still going to install GB Whatsapp on your Android smartphone, here's how. First, GB Whatsapp is not available on Google Play Store. You can only install it by downloading the apk file. Go to your settings and set installation from unknown sources to "On", "Allowed", "Yes" or whichever term your phone uses. Download GB WHatsapp from official-plus.com Install and enjoy.