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Eating Mangoes And 6 Other Ways to Keep Your Vagina Healthy

Like every other sex-related topic, the average African is hesitant when it comes to discussing the importance of maintaining a healthy vagina. The vagina is usually thought to be dirty and smelly but the good news is; like every other body part, the vagina can be kept healthy and smelling of rose petals. A huge percentage of Nigerian women do not visit the gynecologist ...

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BREAKING: What Brings Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria?

The news broke yesterday that the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria, his first visit to Africa. According to venturesafrica.com, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently in Nigeria. Although Zuckerberg’s visit to the country was not announced prior to his arrival, the surprise visit comes on the heels of several Facebook-linked developments ...

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4.58 Million Nigerians Became Jobless Under Buhari, NBS Report Reveals

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the total number of Nigerians who became unemployed within the first and second quarter of 2016 now stands at 2.6 million. According to the bureau, about 1.46 million Nigerians became unemployed in the third quarter of 2015, while another 518,102 became unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2015. This brings the total freshly ...

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Inspiring! Rwanda: How 19-Year-Old Ishimwe Saved A Whole Community (Photos)

When Ishimwe Yvette’s family relocated from Kigali to Kayonza District, the experience was overwhelming, making it hard for them to settle in, particularly because the place was dry and had no access to clean water for home use. The challenge was, however, seen by Ishimwe as an opportunity to serve her community and also make some money in the process, ...

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English Premier League Week 3; African Stars to watch.

Week 3 Fixtures Fixture 1, 12:30pm                   Fixture 2, 12:30pm   Victor Moses was on target for the blues in the last game against Bristol Rovers in EFL and will be hoping to get more playing time Under Coach Manager Konte.       Fixture 3, 15:00pm Pape N’Diaye Souaré is a ...

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More Nigerians Now Use Mobile Money Services [SEE Charts]

It took a while to catch on, but Nigerians are finally using mobile money. Over the past decade, financial institutions and telecoms operators, sometimes in collaboration, and standalone firms have tried to deploy mobile money services in Africa’s largest economy with mixed success. The attraction to Nigeria as a potential mobile money market is clear: deepening mobile and internet penetration, low ...

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The World’s Newest Billionaires Are Two Indian Brothers Who Founded A Tech Company in Their Teen

By the time he was barely 16, Divyank Turakhia had already founded a tech company with his 18-year-old brother, Bhavin Turakhia. At a time when the internet boom had just begun in India, the two self-described “tech geeks” took a Rs 25,000 loan ($372) in 1998 from their father, an accountant, to start a company that focused on creating domain ...

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US to Buhari: This is How You Can Defeat Boko Haram

United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, said yesterday that the use of force alone cannot end insurgency. Rather, he said the Federal Government should seek reasons Boko Haram terrorists are attacking NIgerians. Condemning insurgency, Kerry said: ‘Boko Haram boasts of no agenda more than to burn schools and places of worships.’ They also kill and maim people, especially ...

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How Nigeria is Making it Easier for Small Businesses to Get Funding

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nigeria’s 37 million micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) play an important role in the country’s economy, but accessing loans to grow their business is difficult for MSMEs MSMEs generally lack traditional collateral that banks require for loans – such as land and buildings A new online registry launched in May 2016 will allow MSMEs to secure loans ...

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Another South African Company Leaves Nigeria. Here’s Why

Hotel and gaming group Sun International became the latest South African business to pull out of Nigeria because of weak economic growth and clashes with regulators in the west African country. In January Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) launched a probe into Sun International’s initial investment in the Tourist Company of Nigeria, which owns and operates the 5-star ...

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