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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Most Food Eaten in Nigeria

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Ø  Akara is served with pap (ogi or akamu). Akara is made from soaked pealed beans which is then blended into a thick paste and fried. 
Akara and pap


Ø  Bread smeared with butter or margarine, severed with fried, scrambled or boiled egg and a cup of tea.
Bread smeared with fried egg

Ø  Moi-moi and bread or pap with a bowl of fresh fruits.
Moi-Moi and Bread

Ø  Fried Ripe Plantain (Dodo) Served with boiled or fried egg and a glass of juice.
Fried Ripe Plantain and Fried Egg

  

Ø  Boiled Yam and Green plantain served with nice pepper soup and fresh fish.

 Most Food Eaten in Nigeria

Ø  Boiled Yam served with scrambled or friend egg or omelet. You can substitute potato for yam.
Boiled Yam served with fried Egg

Ø  Boiled Rice and Stew severed with a glass of juice
Boiled Rice and Stew


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Top 6 Nigerian Sites To Download Nollywood & Ghanian Movies to PC & Mobile

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Am a  big fan of Nollywood movies until recently when I decided to switch to Hollywood and Bollywood movies. All thing being equal, i still love my home "Nollywood"
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Tonto Dikeh Biography

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Tonto Dike

Tonto Charity Dikeh-Churchil, also known as Tonto Dike was  born 9th June 1985, she is a Nigerian actress , singer from Rivers State and  she is of the Ikwerre tribe. Dikeh is from a family of seven.
In 2005, she competed against other contestants on a reality TV show called The Next Movie Star; she was the first runner up. Dikeh's appearance on the show was as a means of getting closer to her goals, she says, and her start in the Nigerian movie industry came soon after. According to Dikeh, she said that after her second movie Holy Cross, more movie directors and producers were willing to cast her, and she has appeared in scores of movies since. Dikeh's role in the movie Dirty Secret has generated controversy amongst Nigerians, because the movie contains nude scenes. While some criticise her role of being untraditional and un-African, others say that Dikeh is merely being professional.In January 2011, Dikeh took part in a charity fashion show in Lagos with Banky W., Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and others.Tonto was known in Nollywood as a chain smoker and had started smoking since the age of 14 but she recently testified that she stopped smoking after prayers with Pastor T.B. Joshua via his Christian television station Emmanuel TV.

After enjoying acting several movies, Dikeh decided to try her hand in music though she had once featured in a music video owned by Amaco investments where she and Patience Ozokwor were called to mime the song. She made her debut by releasing singles 'Hi' and 'Itz Ova' feat Snypa. While many lauded her effort, the songs were trailed by controversy as critics especially questioned her vocal ability. Doubts were raised on whether her decision to try her hands on music was for the best.Nevertheless the songs enjoyed steady airplay and massive downloads. Dikeh showed she was not a quitter with the release of a new single 'Crazically fit' featuring Terry G, who was also the producer, then Jeje and then some more. On 13 June 2014, Pop star D'banj, unveiled Dikeh under the artistes with his record label DB Records' LEE family.


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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nigeria Current Federal Capital

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Abuja  is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the center of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja is a planned city,and was built mainly in the 1980s. It officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991 till date, replacing Lagos, though the latter remains the country's most populous city. Abuja's geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-metre monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the town extend to the south of the rock. Zuma Rock, a 792-metre monolith, lies just north of the city on the road to Kaduna State.
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Nigeria Second Federal Capital State

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Lagos  (Yoruba: Èkó) is the largest city in Nigeria, the second fastest growing city on the African continent, after Abuja, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. Lagos is a major financial center on the African continent; the city has the highest GDP, and also houses one of the largest and busiest ports on the continent.
Lagos is a port city which originated on a collection of islands separated by creeks, fringing the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon while protected from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier islands and long sand spits such as Bar Beach, which stretch up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) east and west of the mouth. Due to rapid urbanisation, the city expanded to the west of the lagoon to include areas such as: Lagos Mainland, Oshodi, Shomolu, Surulere and Alimosho, which reaches more than 40 km (25 mi) north-west of the Islands. Lagos is now loosely classified into two main areas - the Island, which was the initial city of Lagos, before it eventually expanded into the area which is now called the Mainland. The exact population of Lagos is disputed; however, the National Bureau of Statistics in 2015 estimates the population of the city at approximately 16 million, with the Metropolitan Lagos, which includes: Mushin, Agege, Ifako-Ijaiye and Ikeja approximated at 21 million. As of 2014, the Lagos Metropolitan area which consists of a total of 16 out of Lagos State's 20 Local Government Areas,[9] is the largest in Africa and one of the largest in the world.
Lagos was the capital of Nigeria since its amalgamation in 1914, it went on to be the capital of Lagos State, after its creation on 27 May 1967. Later on, the state capital was moved to Ikeja in 1976.
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Nigeria First Fedral Capital

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Calabar (also referred to as "Canaan City") is a city in Cross River State, southernNigeria. The original name for Calabar was Akwa Akpa, from the Efik language. The city is watered by the Calabar and Great Kwa Rivers and creeks of theCross River State (from its inland delta).
Calabar is the capital of Cross River State. For the purpose of administration, the city is divided into Calabar Municipal andCalabar South LGAs. It has an area of 406 km² and a population of 371,022 at the 2006 census.



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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Major events and dates in Nigeria's History

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1851 (December 26-27): Royal Navy warship bombards Lagos. Oba of Lagos (Oba Kosoko) is wounded and flees to Epe.
On board the ship was Lt. Labulo Davies, probably the first Nigerian to be commisioned in a naval force.
1862 (January 1): Lagos Island is annexed as a colony of Britain
1862 (January 22): Mr H.S Freeman is appointed as the first Governor of Lagos Colony.
1877: George Taubman Goldie arrived in the Niger Delta in 1877
1885: Oil Rivers Protectorate proclaimed by the British after they had defeated of King Jaja of Opobo, the Oba of Benin and subdued all prominent oil merchants of the Niger Delta.
1892 (19 May): At the Battle of the (sacred) Yemoja River the British wreaks havoc amongst the Ijebu infantry with a British Maxim (capable of firing 2000 rounds in three minutes).
1893: Oil Rivers Protectorate renamed Niger Coast Protectorate with its capital at Calabar.
1890's: British Journalist Flora Shaw, later wife of Lord Frederick Lugard, suggests the name "Nigeria" after the great Niger River.
1897: The British overthrow Oba Ovonramwen of Benin. One of the last independent West African kings.
1900: Niger Coast Protectorate was merged with the colony and protectorate of Lagos and renamed Protectorate of Southern Nigeria.

1914: Formation of Nigeria under Governor Frederick Lugard
1929 (October): (Aba Women's Riot). Women in Aba demonstrate against high taxes and low prices of Nigerian exports.
1954: The position of Governor was created in each region after the Federal System of Government is adopted.
1958: Nigerian Armed Forces came under Federal control. The Nigerian Navy is created.
1959: The new Nigerian currency is introduced
1959: Northern Peoples Congress(NPC)and Niger Delta Congress(NDC) go into alliance to contest parliamentary elections. The alliance earned the Brass Division a seat in the Federal Parliament for the first time.
1960(July): Sir Adesoji Aderemi becomes 1st Nigerian and 1st African to be appointed Governor in the Commonwealth. He became Governor before Nigeria got independence.
1960 (October 1): Nigeria's Independence Day: Nnamdi Azikiwe ("Zik") becomes 1st indigenous Governor General. At independence, the Nigerian government consisted of three ethnic states united in a federation. Each state was controlled by a single dominant ethnic-based party.

1960-1966: First Republic of Nigeria under a British parliamentary system.
1960: Nigeria's joins with Liberia and Togo in the "Monrovia Group" which advocated an extremely loose organization of African states.
1961 (February 11 and 12): People of Northern and Southern Cameroon went to the polls to decide on joining independent Nigeria or the French territory of Cameroon. The south voted to leave Nigeria and the North decided to join Nigeria.
1961 (June 1): Northern Cameroon becomes Sarduana Province of Nigeria, the thirteenth province of Northern Nigeria.
1961 (October 1): Southern Cameroon ceases to be a part of Nigeria
1962: By this time, the northern Northern People's Congress (NPC) controlled the federal government, while violence in the western region forced the dominant party there, the Yoruba "Action Group" (AG), to split in two.
1963: Nigeria proclaimed Republic. Nnamdi Azikiwe becomes its first President.
 
1964: The Northern Peoples Congress(NPC) aligns with a breakaway faction of the Action Group (AG) led by Chief Ladoke Akintola, the Nigerian National Democratic Party(NNDP),to form the Nigerian National Alliance (NNA) to contest elections. At the same time, the main Action Group led by Chief Obafemi Awolowo forms alliance with the United Middle-Belt Congress(UMBC)and Alhaji Aminu Kano's Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) and Borno Youth Movement to form the UPGA (United Progressive Grand Alliance).
1965 (November): Elections triggered violence in the western region, where Igbo civil servants of the Hausa- dominated federal government represented authority to the Yoruba population. .
1966 (January 15): The Nigerian army staged its first coup.
1966 (May 29): Massive rioting starts in the major towns of Northern Nigeria against the Igbo minority in the north and nearly 30,000 died.
1966 (July 29): A group of Northern officers and men storm the Government house Ibadan where General Aguiyi Ironsi was staying with his host, Lt. Col Adekunle Fajuyi. The men are arested and killed.
1966 (August 1): Lt. Col Yakubu Gowon announces a take-over of the government to the nation
  
1967 (January 4): Nigeria's military leaders travel to Aburi near Acrra, Ghana to find a solution problems facing the country.
1967 (May 30): Eastern leadership announces Republic of Biafra
1967 (July 6): First shots are fired that formally start of about thirty months of the Biafran war.
1974: Gowon announces indefinite delay in trasition plan.
1975 (October): Gowon was overthrown in a coup, on the anniversary of his ninth year in office, by General Murtala Mohammed. Murtala rolls out transition plan to civil rule due to terminate in 1979.
1976 (February 13): Murtala Mohammed was gunned down, in an abortive coup attempt, on his way to work from his residence.
1976 (February 14): General Murtala Mohammed was succeeded by General Olusegun Obasanjo. Obasanjo pledges to keep to Murtala's transition agenda.
1976 (September 2): The Universal Primary Education Scheme (UPE) is introduced. This was to make education free and compulsory in the country.
1978: Ban on political parties was lifted
1979 (October 1): General Obasanjo handed over to Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari (Excutive President of Nigeria). Five parties competed for the presidency, and Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) won.
1979 (October 1) -1983 (December 31): Second Republic of Nigeria under Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN).


1980: The National Party of Nigeria(NPN) forms an accord with the Nigeria People's Party(NPP)to get a majority in parliament.
 1981: The end of the oil price boom led to a general strike and the expulsion of more than one million foreign (non-Nigerian) African workers.
1981: The end of the oil price boom led to a general strike and the expulsion of more than one million foreign (non-Nigerian) African workers.
1982: Governors of the opposition parties, NPP, UPN, GNPP and PRP form the Progressive Alliance to checkmate the ruling party, NPN, especially after the crash of NPN/NPP accord at the national level.
1983: Elections are marred by widespread cheating1983(September): In Nigeria's second national elections, Shehu Shagari was re-elected president of Nigeria in August-September 1983.
1983(December 31): Major-General Muhammed Buhari led another military coup and overthrew the government of Shehu Shagari. Buhari suspended the 1979 constitution and arrested Shagari and other civilian politicians.
1983-1985: Buhari's "War Against Indiscipline (WAI)" uncovered corruption in the ranks of government and society.
  
1985 (August 27): General Ibrahim Babangida takes over power in a bloodless coup.
1986: General Babangida promises to restore civilian rule in 1990.
1987: Babangida postpones the date of return to civilian rule from October 1990 to October 1992.
1988: The government reduced fuel price subsidies as part of its austerity program. In response, transporters raised their prices 50-100% and the rest of the population, especially students, went on strike. Fuel prices were lowered again, making Nigeria a source of smuggled fuel to neighboring countries.
1988: The government increased the number of states in Nigeria to 21 (from 19). Later on, a further increase brought the number to 30.
1989(October): Babangida's government refused to legalize 13 independent political parties. Instead, the government founded the SDP (Center-left) and the NRC (Center- right) as the only legal political parties.

 
 1991(September): Administrative reform produced 9 new states and 140 additional local government areas. The date for transition to civilian rule was pushed back again, to January 2, 1993.
1991: The government reversed itself and allowed "old breed" politicians to take part in presidential politics.
1991(December): Elections for state governors were dominated by new breed politicians, but the presidential campaigns featured new and old breed politicians.
1992: Babangida shifs handover date again to 1993.
1992: Census figures show that Nigeria is Africa's most populous country, with 88.5 million people (Egypt is second with 52 million). Nigeria's GDP is second in Africa ($35 million to South Africa's $90 million), but per capita income is only $395.
1992(August/September): Presidential primaries marked by corruption, boycotts, violence, and illegality.
1992(October/November): Babangida cancelled the presidential primaries, banned leaders of both parties, and pushed the date of the presidential election back to mid 1993.
1993(March): New primaries yield Abiola and Tofa as presidential candidates. Primaries were marked by corruption.
1993 (June 12): Presidential elections are held and businessman Moshood Abiola of the SDP takes unexpected lead in early returns.
1993 (June 23): Babangida came on air to give reasons for annulling the results of the Presidential election. At least 100 people killed in riots in the southwest, Abiola's home area.
1993(August): Scheduled second round of presidential elections were not held.
1993 (August 26): Babangida keeps his promise to step down by naming an interim government of his own choice, headed by Ernest A. Shonekan.
1993 (October): The youthful group Movement for the Advancement of Democracy hijacked a Nigerian airliner to Niger in order to protest official corruption.
1993 (November 17): General Sani Abacha, defence minister in the interim government and most senior officer, seizes power abolishes the constitution and promises a short tenure.
1993 (November): The senate impeached their president, SDP member Iyorchia Ayu, a strong opponent of the interim government.
1993 (December): Abacha decided to keep the state governorships in military hands, in order to use them as patronage.
1994: Abiola proclaims himself president, is arrested and charged with treason. Army suppressed riots and strikes.
1994 (May): Abacha organizes the election of a Constitutional Conference.
1994 (October): The Nigerian government established the "Petroleum Trust fund" to disburse profits from the oil industry for public works and social intervention.
1995 (27 June): To celebrate the completion of a Draft Constitution by the Constitutional Conference, General Abacha re-allows political parties and political activity whithout "ruthless or provocative expressions". He does not, however, announce relief for political prisoners nor a deadline for election.





































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Friday, November 6, 2015

Glo Data Plans for Mobile Phones and Tablets

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Plan Name Service Rental Data Cap Validity Period Code SMS to 127 Target Device
Instant Surf N100 20MB 24 hours *127*51# ‘51’ Handset
Smallie N200 50MB 3 days *127*56# ‘56’ Handset
One Week N400 65MB 7 days *127*52# ‘52’ Handset
Big Week N500 150MB 7 days *127*57# ‘57’ Handset
Always Micro N1,000 350MB 30 days *127*53# ‘53’ Handset
My Phone N2,000 800MB 30 days *127*55# ‘55’ Handset
Always Macro N3,000 1.5 GB 30 days *127*54# ‘54’ Handset/Tablet
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Glo Data Plans For Laptops & Netbooks

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Plan Name Service Rental Data Cap Validity period Code SMS to 127 Time of use
Always MAX N8,000 8GB 30 days *127*1# ’12′ All day
Always MIN N5,000 4GB 30 days *127*2# ’11′ All day
Always Day N500 195MB 24 hours *127*3# ’10′ All day
G 300 N15,000 12GB 300 hours/3months *127*4# ’21′ All day
G 100 N6,000 4GB 100 hours/1month *127*5# ’20′ All Day
G work N6,000 4GB 30 days *127*6# ’31′ 8am – 9 pm
G leisure N5000 4GB 30 days *127*7# ’30′ 8pm to 9am everyday + all day during weekend
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MTN Data Plans

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Bundle Plan Price (N) Total   Data Allowance Validity Period Activation Code (Text to 131) Activation     USSD
10MB 100 10MB 24 Hrs 104 *104#
25MB 150 25MB 24 Hrs 112 *112#
50MB 200 50MB 24 Hrs 113 *113#
25MB 400 25MB 7 Days 105 *105#
100MB 1000 260MB 30 Days 106 *106#
250MB 1300 325MB 30 Days 109 *109#
500MB 2000 750MB 30 Days 110 *110#
1GB 3500 1.5GB 30 Days 111 *111#
3GBNight(9PM-6AM) 2500 4.5GB 30 Days 102 *102#
3GBWeekend (Fri9PM-Mon 6AM) 3000 4.5GB 30 Days 108 *108#
3GB 6500 4.5GB 30 Days 129 *129#
5GB 8000 7.5GB 30 Days 101 *101#
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Airtel Data Plans

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Plan Data
Allowance
(NORMAL)
Data
Allowance
(CURRENT)
Retail Price (N) (Data RCV,
EPIN & ERC)
Validity
period
USSD
Activation
Code
SMS
Activation
Code
MAMO
Activation
Code
Trial 1MB 1MB 0 1 day *141*13*1# Trial
Entry 4MB 6MB 50 1 day *141*11*9# Entry 14191
Daily 10MB 15MB 100 99 1 day *141*11*1# Daily 14154
3-day 25MB 40MB 200 3 days *141*11*8# Three 14192
Weekly 50MB 70MB 300 7 days *141*11*2# Weekly 14193
Easy 80 MB 120MB 500 499 14 days *141*11*3# Easy 14151
Top-Up 100 MB 100 MB 600
786 plan 125 MB 125 MB 786 30 days *141*11*786# 786 14194
Lite 200MB 260MB 1,000 999 30 days *141*11*4# Lite 14150
Midi 250 MB 325MB 1,300 30 days *141*11*5# Midi 14153
Smartphone1 500MB 650MB 2,000 1,999 30 days *141*11*6# Smart1 14152
Smart phone 2 1GB 1.3GB 3,000 2,999 30 days *141*11*7# Smart2 14156
Plus 3GB 3.9GB 5,000 4,999 30 days *141*12*1# plus 14155
Max 5GB 6.6GB 8,000 30 days *141*12*2# max 14196
Premium 10GB 13.3GB 15,000 30 days *141*12*3# premium 14197
Prime 15GB 19.9GB 22,000 30 days *141*12*7# prime
Day 150MB 150MB 500 24 hours *141*12*5# day 14195
Night Time (Off Peak) 3GB 3.9GB 2,500 30 days *141*12*4# night
Weekend 3GB 3.9GB 3,000 30 days *141*12*6# weekend
To Check Data Usage *141*11*0# status
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