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How to Have a Great Day (Saturday December 31st 2016)

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See Good Things Happening For You . 
Saturday, December 31st .
Pastor Chris

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage (Psalm 16:6).

In Jeremiah 29:11 GNB, the Lord said something so beautiful; it reads, “I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” How comforting and uplifting this is! As you look to the coming year, be optimistic, full of faith

Roger Ver: 2017 Will Be the Best Year for Bitcoin

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With Bitcoin price rising like an eagle, albeit a slight slump on Christmas, it ricocheted back impressively heading to $1000.

In fact, next month is precisely eight good years since the first Bitcoin block was mined.  In less than a week, the price rose more than 12 percent and looking at some factors the prospects in 2017 are all auspicious. Bitcoin expertsbelieve that the current trend of an upward adjustment for the pioneer cryptocurrency will continue unabated in 2017.

Bitcoin Acts as a Glimmer of Hope for Zimbabwe’s Failing Economy

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Zimbabwe is once again finding itself in a disastrous economic situation as the country is suffering from the worst drought in 35 years and an acute shortage of cash to uphold an already fledgling economy.

BTCManager reported on November 30

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Five Step Framework For Achieving Success In Real Estate & Life - Gino Barbaro

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My life was filled with several limiting beliefs that were holding me back from attaining success. My first limiting belief was that if you worked hard, you would be successful. I also thought that an element of luck would factor into one’s success. My idea of what a successful life looked like was also very different from what it is now. Little did I realize that most successful people follow a strategy to guide them towards their goals and dreams. In this article, I am going to dive into the five steps you need to take to usher success into your life and provide examples on how I used this framework to achieve my goal of financial freedom.

MONEY IN CRYPTOCURRENCY

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Money, in and of itself, is nothing. It can be a shell, a metal coin, or a piece of paper with a historic image on it, but the value that people place on it has nothing to do with the physical value of the money.
Money derives its value by being a medium of exchange, a unit of measurement and a storehouse for wealth. Money allows people to trade goods and services.
Money is valuable merely because

How to Have a Great Day (ROR Friday 9th Dec 2016)

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Guard Your Vision .

Friday, December 9th .
Pastor Chris

Be sensible and don’t tell everything you know… (Proverbs 12:23 CEV).

When you walk with the Lord, He gives you visions for your future; visions about your life, the things He wants to accomplish with you and through you. He causes you to see into the future so you can head for that future. Everybody may not see what you see, or know the future God is guiding you into. But some people try to tell everybody what God is showing them about their future. That’ll be a mistake, except if He’s the one leading you to talk about it.

The Hardest Thing To Do in Business (Part 1). By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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___Building an efficient organization.

As an entrepreneur, you may have a great idea or innovation which you believe is going to change your community, your country, or maybe even the world we live in.  And you’ll probably make a lot of money along the way. That’s allowed, and there’s nothing wrong with it, provided you don’t harm others, the environment, or break the law.

Go ahead, make money, be a billionaire, and you know I’ll be right there cheering you all the way! But before you can ever get there, you’ll have to build an efficient business organization, employing lots of people, because no one can do these things alone.

Lagos tasks young entrepreneurs to maximize opportunities

The Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti has tasked young entrepreneurs to seek for and make the best ‎use of opportunities through global alliance, regional networking and leveraging on technology.

Speaking at the Workshop of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (C.A.Y.E) West Africa, the Commissioner charged the young entrepreneurs to ‎‎come up with strategies for building a regional young entrepreneurs’ alliance that will promote entrepreneurship and trade within the region and beyond.

According to him, “Governance is being redefined by the State government through the creation of an enabling environment in Lagos for businesses to thrive. The time is right for young

NIGERIA @ 56 with the Concerned Youths of Badagry.

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Thank you for the opportunity to support the restoration of the Sato Drummer (the symbolic statue of our Badagry, our Heritage).

Youth are the solution — not the problem! Nothing about us without us is for us.

We will continue to invest in our people, because "a small group of

Lagos Plans Recruitment of 5000 Neighbourhood Watchers to Boost Security.

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We’ll soon roll out empowerment programmes- Ambode
...Special status for Lagos, only a matter of time- Oba Akiolu
… As governor holds 5thTown Hall Meeting In Surulere

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday disclosed plans to recruit at least 5,000 Neighbourhood Watchers to boost security across the State, with new recruits expected to earn at least N25, 000 monthly with other allowances.

Governor Ambode, who spoke at the 3rd Quarter 2016 Town Hall Meeting, held at the Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, said the neighbourhood Safety Agency Bill which he signed into Law on August 15, 2016, was part of efforts to institutionalise and deepen community policing in the State.

Happy Independent Anniversary Nigeria (Celebrating with Rhapsody of Realities)

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Happy Independent anniversary Nigeria. Please download this Daily devotional, available in over 500 languages. 😜. Pls feel free to share with

Lagos Signs MOU with AWIEF on $300m Fund to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

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Lagos State Government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) expected to facilitate the process of ensuring that women entrepreneurs have access to $300 million fund to boost their businesses.
The State’s Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, who disclosed this to journalists yesterday at a media briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, said the $300 million is a women’s Economic Empowerment Fund set aside by African Development Bank (AFDB) for empowering African women.

Ashade said, “Lagos Women Economic Empowerment Initiative

Building Partnerships to Drive Economic Growth By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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__The US-Africa Business Forum.

A few days ago the honor of speaking at the 2nd US-Africa Business Forum, a gathering of CEOs from Africa and the USA, African heads of state and government, and top American government officials, including President Obama.

My panel, chaired by US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, was called: “High tech growth: How innovation and technology are driving African economic growth.”

The Best News You Don’t Know - Nicholas Kristof

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The world is a mess, with billions of people locked in inescapable cycles of war, famine and poverty, with more children than ever perishing from hunger, disease and violence.

That’s about the only thing Americans agree on; we’re polarized about all else. But several polls have found that about 9 out of 10 Americans believe that global poverty has worsened or stayed the same over the last 20 years.

Fortunately, the one point Americans agree on is dead wrong.

Buying and Selling Businesses, is also Business (Part 4) - Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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Trusted relationships matter.

The "lions" are always out there.  You have to respect that they’re there, also hunting. It’s part of business.  Our research told us that Liquid Telecom would have possible competitors who also wanted to acquire the asset. The sellers were likely to follow a tender process. Our intelligence seemed to suggest that some very aggressive competitors could emerge, with very deep pockets.

We developed our business plan carefully, and discussed how we would

The 5 Powerful Investing Tips That Made Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote A Billionaire

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People dream of a life of ultimate success; great wealth & true happiness. But only a few attain it. While many may argue that true success doesn’t entail you becoming a millionaire or a billionaire, in private, they wish they could have a taste of that life, even for just a day.

One of the world’s few billionaires who experience’s life at it’s helm of true financial success, is Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote; the richest black man in the world.

How did he achieve this feat? What did he do right or wrong? What investing tips did he use? And how can it all be replicated?

Dangote may have started his business career at the age of 21, in 1977, with a

FIRS Vacancy/Employment Adverts

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Please inform others who might need the information. Application portal will open on Monday 29th August 2016. Applicants are to apply online. Visit www.firs.gov.ng/careers from the said date.
Papers:
1. Punch
2. Guardian
3.Leadership
4. Daily Trust
5. Businessday
6. Vanguard

Ambode Approves N15.5million for Varsity Entrepreneurs

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the sum of N15.5million as seed funding and grants for final year students enrolled in the Ready.Set.Work (RSW) program.

Ready.Set.Work is an entrepreneurship and employability training program for final year students of tertiary institutions in Lagos State, aimed at preparing them for economic productivity as value-creating employees or employers of labour.

Commencing in June 2016, five hundred

Buying and Selling Businesses, is also Business (Part 2) - Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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__Buying a business: six key questions.

A good entrepreneur must never be too sentimental towards a business. There’s a time to buy, a time to sell, and even a time to close a business. It's all business, and in a successful business career, you must have the capacity to do all three.

In the first part of this series, I introduced you to the subject of "buying or selling businesses."  As an entrepreneur, you need to be aware

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Lagos Shuts 12 Houses as Police Uncivers illegal Oil Well

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Stations Fire Tanker, Prepares Temporary Accommodation For Victims
...As Lagos CP Confirms Arrest of Three Suspects

The Lagos State Government on Friday shut 12 houses in Abeokuta and Ibadan Streets in Ilasamaja area of the State over discovery of shallow oil wells built by landlords to illegally scoop diesel from pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The oil wells were said to have been built for the purpose of illegally

“Those who will lead the Future, must Understand China Today.” - Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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Scholarships for global leaders of the 21st century.

Great news! For the second year now, I’m excited to tell you about a scholarship program for young people to get a Master’s degree in Global Affairs from one of China’s top universities.  If you’re selected, this could really be the chance of a lifetime!

Not only will you expand your learning, but you’ll also share the experience of studying for a year in China with other young leaders from around the world.

HOW A 30 MINUTE PRESENTATION MADE ME A MILLIONAIRE IN NIGERIA

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Hi. My name is George Essien.
If you live in the Southern part of Nigeria you probably have heard of my name.Youeither  have heard my radio program, watched me on Television, read my article on a national daily or attended one of my seminars.

I have been a motivational speaker since 1999.

I actually became a professional speaker in 2005. By that I mean I started earning from speaking engagements from that year.

My story is actually an interesting one and I would like to share it with you, hoping that it will inspire you to also pursue and persist with your dreams

Reflection: Personal branding – You and your words. By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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Just by chance a few days ago I found a YouTube video of the Academy Award-winning American actor Denzel Washington speaking to a graduating class at an American university. The power of his words reminded me of my New Year’s message several months ago when I talked about the importance of your words. I'll share the link with you, as I think those of you who know of this great star may really be surprised.

In the course of the current series on the importance of sales and marketing, some of you have asked about personal branding. I won’t go into great detail on

MMM Nigeria is Working

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How to Stop Unsolicited Messages from MTN, Airtel, Glo, Others

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‎Following a Direction to the telecommunications service providers in the country, the operators, will from July 1, 2016, activate the DO NOT DISTURB facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks.
With this Direction the operators have been mandated to dedicate a common Short Code (2442) which will enable subscribers take informed decisions. Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in a statement, said this action was taken in order to protect subscribers from the nuisance of unsolicited texts, and therefore a direct

A History of the Forest Kingdom of Benin.

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With artwork to rival that of renaissance Italy, structures comparable to the Great Wall of China, and a ruthlessly disciplined army, the Forest Kingdom of Benin is one of the highlights in Africa’s great history.

It derives its name from the lush rainforests in which the Edo people first settled in the 900s. The people called their kingdom the igodomigodo and the head went by the name of Ogiso, the ‘ruler of the sky’. This dynasty of rulers came to an end in the 1100s, and the

Facebook, Whatapp & Instagram Progress Stated By Mark Zuckerberg

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We just shared our quarterly results and gave an update on our community's progress to connect the world.

Our community now has 1.7 billion people. We hit milestones of 1 billion people on Messenger and 500 million on Instagram each month.

We successfully flew Aquila -- our solar-powered plane designed to beam

How To Have a Great Day (Saturday 23rd July 2016)

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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES
**Our Responsibility In Divinity** Saturday 23rd July . Pastor Chris

That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus (Philemon 1:6).

Sometimes, you find Christians who, out of ignorance, always pray and hope that God will do something about their situation. Such people are still functioning in the human nature,

Creating Value for Lagosians remains my Top Priority - Ambode

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...Says State'll witness massive transformation in six months
...Tourism, transport, environment sectors to experience quantum leap

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday expressed total commitment to the actualization of the various initiatives put in place by his administration towards making life better, simpler and more prosperous for the people, just as he assured that the State would witness massive transformation in critical sectors in the next six months.

LASG Advises Widows and Retiring Pubilc Servants to Take Advantange of Skill Acquisition Training

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Lola Akande has advised widows and retiring public servants in the State to take advantage of Skill Acquisition Training to improve their sources of income for their families during this period of economic recession.

This advice was given at the Women Development Centre, Agege, Lagos, on Thursday at the closing ceremony of a Four Weeks short term skills acquisition training programme for widows and retiring public servants in the State.

The Commissioner, represented by the

EXPLOSIVE HISTORY: Who Sold Nigeria To Britain For £865k in 1899?

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Today we will be discussing the first oil war, which was fought in the 19th century, in the area that became Nigeria.

All through the 19th century, palm oil was highly sought-after by the British, for use as an industrial lubricant for machinery. Remember that Britain was the world’s first industrialised nation, so they needed resources such as palm oil to maintain that.
Palm oil of course, is a tropical plant, which is native to the Niger Delta. Malaysia’s dominance came a century later.

A PROMISE MADE, A PROMISE KEPT.

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I promised Badagrians that as the Executive Chairman (God willing, Insha Allah), part of my educational development agenda for A NEW BADAGRY is to help secure ADMISSIONS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND VISAS for 10 STUDENTS (yearly) from Badagry to study in best Universities overseas, making a total of 40 students in 4 years. We have established partnerships to make this happen without using the Local Government’s allocation or limited financial resources.

I am happy to inform you that on July 13, 2016 we secured U.S. Visa, admission

Vacancy in Lagos State Civil Service

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Suitable applicants are advised to apply for the positions in the attached advert .

Lagos State Government: Application invitation from qualified candidates

Lagos Earmarks N20bn to Revamp Health, Education Sectors

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...Spends N115bn on capital projects in six months
...Says State will activate Badagry Tourism potentials
...As governor holds 4th Town Hall Meeting In Badagry

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said his administration has concluded plans to massively revamp the health sector, just as he among other things, revealed that the sum of N10bn has been earmarked to upgrade the health facilities across the State.

Governor Ambode, who spoke at the 4th Quarterly Town Hall Meeting held at

Brand Integrity Matters. (By Dr Strive Masiyiwa)

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During the last few weeks, I have blogged on the importance of sales and marketing skills. We’ve also begun to discuss the importance of building, nurturing, and sustaining a brand. I’ve tried to show you that behind the sales campaigns, promotions, and advertising you see on TV and in newspapers is a highly complex business tool which you must appreciate and master if you want to develop a profitable business.

This series has been one of the most successful ever, with reach sometimes

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES THURSDAY, 7TH JULY.

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By Pastor Chris PhD
ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU'RE SPECIAL.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it (Matthew 13:45-46).

There’re people who like to tell us that we’re not very special. Even sometimes in the church, there’re those who, when they’re called to give a testimony, would say, “God did such-and-such for me, not because I’m special.” But you’re special. People make such statements out of ignorance, and a seeming show of humility. You’re peculiar. You’re special to God. You’re His pearl of inestimable value. It’s not pride to acknowledge and affirm that you’re special.

The Third Most Important Skill in Business – The Ability to Sell to a Customer (Part 6) by Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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__Your marketing strategy.

When I first got started, I sure knew how to sell, but I didn't know how to market… I must have been in business for about five years when I first really got into marketing. It happened during a particularly difficult time in our economy, when things were really down and business wasn’t really moving.

I tried to run some adverts in a local newspaper to create awareness of the

The Third Most Important Skill in Business – The ability to sell to a customer (Part 5) By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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___You and your brand.
When I launched my first business in 1996, I didn’t really know that much about marketing. As I mentioned in my first post in this series, I first learnt to "sell" when I was only eight years old. Remember my story about selling sweets to my school friends? People bought from me because they knew me and, of course, I was selling something I knew that they wanted!

It’s possible to run a very successful business short-term, even if you don’t know anything about marketing. You can sell, sell, and sell. But if you want to run a really profitable business, you must understand the importance of marketing, which involves many steps.

ADORABLE COUPLE. "Pique & Shakira"

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Some believe it exists, some believe it does not last while some others say it does not exist; Do you believe in love at first sight or is it a myth?

Shakira is obviously head-over-heels for her Spanish beau, Gerard Pique. And she also

Feeding The Ten Billion

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Growing enough food for future generations will be a challenge. Here’s how to meet it

ONE of the extraordinary things about the modern world is that so much of it takes food for granted. For most of recorded history, the struggle to eat has been the main focus of human activity, and all but a handful of people were either farmers or farm workers. Starvation was an ever-present threat. Even the best years rarely yielded much of a surplus to carry over as an insurance against leaner times. In the worst, none but the powerful could be sure of a full stomach.

TURN COSMETICS INTO MONEY

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Brief Introduction About My Multimillion Dollar Business!

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Oriflame offers the leading business opportunity for people who want to start making money from Day one and work towards fulfilling their personal dreams and ambitions through its unique business concept –
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Oriflame is present in more than 60 countries, of which they are the market leader in more than half. Oriflame has its origin in Sweden with corporate offices in Switzerland.

Rise To Wisdom

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I saw these on Facebook Nigeria Info 99.3 Page.....worth sharing!

Jack Ma is a Chinese billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group. In a recent interview, the Financial Times 2013 Person of the Year claimed that:

“If you’re still poor at 35, you deserve it.”

This may initially come across as a little harsh, but to be truly successful in business, is this a necessary viewpoint?

Business Opportunity: Start your Beauty Business with Oriflame

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DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY

LOOK GREAT
Look and feel great with our high quality beauty cosmetic products. You will see catalogues full of exciting products, latest fashion trends, scientific skin care innovations and fantastic offers.

MAKE MONEY
As a consultant, you can start to make money immediately. You set your own targets, income and working hours. You choose whether the goal is to make it a successful full time career or sell products in your spare time to earn extra income.

HAVE FUN
With us you’re your own boss. We also offer you the opportunity to have fun, meet

DAY OF BLISS IN IKORODU

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John 5 ("Today's Version")

After the Worship and Communion Service at O2 Arena in the UK with Pastor Chris, there are several other meetings that the Holy Spirit would be present. Now, there is a Sport Arena in Ikorodu City along Ikorodu-Sagamu Road by First Gate which is called LASPOTECH. In Ikorodu with its numerous towns and villages, lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, and financially paralysed folks, waiting for the moving of the water. For a Minister of God is sent to LASPOTECH on June 25th at 2pm to stir up the water; then whoever steps in first, after the stirring of the water, will be made well of whatever disease he has.

The Third Most Important Skill in Business (Part 3) By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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There is more to sales and marketing than simply putting an advert in a newspaper or on social media. Sales and marketing is a professional discipline just like engineering or accounting.

You must be conscious of the need to acquire some deeper academic understanding of this subject if you want to run a successful business or be a top executive.

You know by now that I don't believe in experience which is not supported by continuous study and scholarship.

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2B

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Microsoft, Yesterday, announced that, is acquiring LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with 433 million users, for $26 billion, on $196 per share, in cash. The transaction has already been approved by the boards of LinkedIn and Microsoft.

LinkedIn is keeping its branding and product. It will become a part of Microsoft’s productivity and business processes segment. LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Read the letter Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent to employees about the buy after the cut:

Team,

I'm excited to share that today Microsoft

Empowerment Opportunity By Federal Govt Has Started

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Hello friends,

Please let the unemployed youths around you in Nigeria  know about this:
 Log on to www.npower.gov.ng as from today to register for FG 600 000 Special intervention programmes.
 NOW THE SITE IS OPEN

#NPOWER 500000 applicant from different fields are required to apply.

HOW MMM-NIGERIA WORKS WORKS (Make extra income)

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This is a community of ordinary people, selflessly helping each other, a kind of the Global Fund of mutual aid. This is the first sprout of something new in modern soulless and ruthless world of greed and hard cash. The goal here is not the money. The goal is to destroy the world's unjust financial system. Financial Apocalypse! Before you join, be sure to be acquainted with our ideology!

MMM is not a bank, MMM does not collect your money, MMM is not an online business, HYIP, investment or MLM program. MMM is a computer program that was created by Sergey Mavrodi for the people of this world to be able to live free from financial pressure. MMM is a community where people help each other.

OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE

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FG COMMENCES RECRUITMENT OF 500,000 UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES FOR TEACHING JOBS NATIONWIDE ON JUNE 12

*Non-graduates' training programmes also open for additional 100,000 young

 Nigerians

IN WHAT IS THE FIRST ROLL-OUT OF ITS N500B SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMMES, the Buhari presidency will start taking applications online for positions in the 500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme, through an internet portal named npower.gov.ng.