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Ello: The hottest social media network on the Internet

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A new social network Ello, is right now the hottest social media on the Internet. Created last year as a "private" social network


Elo is the rave of the moment, it's new so everybody wants to be in Now it has exploded and is getting at least 32,000 requests an hour from people wanting to join and its exclusivity is part of the pull,


What makes Ello different from Facebook is that they don’t have advertisements, they don’t sell your personal information, and they value your privacy first and foremost. These are all the right things you want to hear about a social network, but there’s a catch: “Like the app store, we’re going to sell features for a few dollars,”Budnitz toldBBC News.


Elo is set to jostle with Facebook on the social media platform. However, at least for the time being you join Elo through invitation only

Buhari Declares Intention To Run In Presidential Poll

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General Muhammadu Buhari, a former Head of State, has declared his intention to run in the presidential poll for the 2015 general elections on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) .

General Buhari was the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, one of the parties that merged to form the APC, in the 2011 general election but lost to President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP.


Also in the race for the same position under the APC,  is a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar. However they will have to go through the primaries to be sure of a chance to run against the ruling party.
For General Buhari, if his plan was upheld, it would be the fourth time he would be running for the position

Microsoft goes straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

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Microsoft is going straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10. The company skips version 9 in an attempt to unify Internet services and mobile devices with a single operating system.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 has been largely ignored by the business community for forcing radical behavioural changes, the new Windows 10 is going to be a marriage of Windows 7 and windows 8. For instance, the start menu in Windows 10 will appear similar to what's found in Windows 7, but tiles opening to the side will resemble what's found in Windows 8.




Joe Belfiore, a Microsoft executive who oversees Windows design and evolution, said Windows 10 will offer "the familiarity of Windows 7 with some of the benefits that exist in Windows 8" to help business users make the transition.


Microsoft offered a glimpse of its vision for Windows at a San Francisco event aimed at business customers. Microsoft is making a technical preview version available to selected users starting Wednesday. It plans to unveil …

Today in History September 30

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September 30 is the 273rd day of the year. There are 92 days remaining until the end of the year.


Today's Highlight in History

1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.


"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as m…

10 Nigerian pilgrims die in Mecca

Today in History September 29

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September 29 is the 272nd day of the year. There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year



Today's Highlight in History1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.



The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand, classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car It went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang.

The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967. Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002.
-Wikipedia


World Events

1850 – The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX.
1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought.
1907 – The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
1911 – Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1923 – The…

Today in History September 28

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September 28 is the 271st day of the year. There are 94 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today's Highlight in History. 1978 – Pope John Paul I died only 33 days after his papal election due to an apparent myocardial infarction, resulting in the most recent Year of Three Popes.

Pope John Paul I was, born Albino Luciani; 17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978), He

reigned from 26 August 1978 to his sudden death 33 days later. His reign is among the shortest in papal history, resulting in the most recent Year of Three Popes, the first to occur since 1605. John Paul I remains the most recent Italian-born pope, ending a succession of Italian-born popes that started with Clement VII in 1523. He was declared a Servant of God by his successor,John Paul II, on 23 November 2003, the first step on the road to sainthood.


Before the papal conclave that elected him, he expressed his desire not to be elected, but upon the cardinals electing him, he felt an obligation to say "yes".…

Today in History September 27

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September 27 is the 270th day of the year. There are 95 days remaining until the end of the year


Today's Highlight in History,2005 – After 162 episodes, Tom and Jerry airs its final episode titled, The Karate Guard.









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The Karate Guard was the last Tom and Jerry cartoon to be written, co-storyboarded, co-directed and co-produced by the characters' co-creator Joseph Barbera before his death in December 2006. This is also, to date, the last theatrical cartoon to feature or star Tom and Jerry before its television premiere on Kids' WB! on October 8, 2005.


Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two main characters, Tom the Cat and Jerry the Mouse, and many recurring characters, based around slapstick comedy.


In its original run, Hanna and Barbera produced 114 Tom and Jerry shorts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1940 to 1957. During this time, they won seven Academy A…

FG Declares Wednesday, Oct. 1 As Public Holiday

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October 1, is always a historical day in Nigeria, and in line with tradition, The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, Oct. 1, as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence Anniversary.






Happy independence day celebration Nigerians.

Today in History September 26

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September 26 is the 269th day of the year. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today's Highlight in History; 1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool, in 1960. With John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential rock and roll, stars of 1950s.

The Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as their songwriting grew in sophistication they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's sociocultural revolutions.


Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album released by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom and on 1 Octob…

South Africans celebrate Heritage Day

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On the 24th of September many South Africans celebrate their rich heritage together by cooking a meal on an open fire in the outdoors. it was really a colourful event.

Here is a pictorial report of the event.








It was indeed a day of fun activities, of eating and dancing and braaiing, which is frying of meat over a fire.

 Braaiing is more than the frying of meat over a fire, rather it encompasses a patriotic, social and uniquely South African activity that is ingenious to almost all the different cultures in the country.







 It was a double celebration of cultural diversity as both King Shaka Day and Heritage Day were celebrated on the same day.

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Today in History September 25

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September 25 is the 268th day of the year. There are 97 days remaining until the end of the year.


Today's Highlight In History in 1974 – The first surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament, commonly known as the Tommy John surgery after the first patient, was performed by Dr. Frank Jobe.


Tommy John surgery, known in medical practice as ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, is a surgical graft procedure in which the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. The procedure is common among collegiate and professional athletes in several sports, most notably baseball.

The procedure was first performed in 1974 by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe, then a Los Angeles Dodgers team physician who served as a special advisor to the team until his death in 2014. It is named after the first baseball player to undergo the surgery, former major league pitcher Tommy John, whose 288 career victories ranks seventh all time a…

Today In History September 24

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September 24 is the 267th day of the year. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year.


Today's Highlight In History  1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.


Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment.
Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year.

 Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001. Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world behind General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Toyota, Hyundai Motor Group, Ford, Nissan, and PSA in 2011.

Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Aside from their core automobile and motorcycle businesses, Honda also manufac…

Today In History September 23

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September 23 is the 266th day of the year. There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year.


 Today's Highlight In History; 1939- Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London at age 83.


Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.

Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. He was appointed a university lecturer in neuropathology in 1885 and became an affiliated professor (professor extraordinarius) in 1902.






1846, Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle 

1879   Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone.

1908 – University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.

1913 – Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane acros…

CocaCola Garlic!!!!

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Supreme Court dismisses Ngige, Nwoye’s appealsSeptember 22, 2014
Willie Obiano
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
Mr. Obiano was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 16, 2013 governorship election.
Mr. Ngige’s counsel, Emeka Ngige, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, had urged the courts to cancel the election and order a fresh one due to alleged irregularities.
This was, however, challenged by Mr. Obiano through his counsel, Patrick Ikweato.
Delivering judgments in the separate appeals filed by the APC and PDP candidates, the apex court said that they lacked merit, and dismissed them.
The judgments were delivered by Justices Kumai Akaahs and Olukayode Ariwoola.
In rejecting all the grounds of appeals, the seven-member panel unanimously affirmed t…

Supreme Court upholds Obiano's election as Anambra gov

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Supreme Court dismisses Ngige, Nwoye’s appealsSeptember 22, 2014 Willie Obiano The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
Mr. Obiano was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 16, 2013 governorship election.
Mr. Ngige’s counsel, Emeka Ngige, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, had urged the courts to cancel the election and order a fresh one due to alleged irregularities.
This was, however, challenged by Mr. Obiano through his counsel, Patrick Ikweato.
Delivering judgments in the separate appeals filed by the APC and PDP candidates, the apex court said that they lacked merit, and dismissed them.
The judgments were delivered by Justices Kumai Akaahs and Olukayode Ariwoola.
In rejecting all the grounds of appeals, the seven-member panel unanimously af…

'Fashion Police' to Continue Without Joan Rivers

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Fashion Police will Continue without Joan Rivers, E! Network Says.  Rancic told ABC News that Rivers' death was "the shock of a lifetime" and that her daughter Melissa, an executive producer of the show, would be instrumental in deciding if the show would continue.

 According to the Network,  Fashion Police will return in 2015  with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12.

Joan Rivers died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. The comedy legend, alongside Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, made "Fashion Police" a red-carpet staple, with their biting, yet funny comments on the attire chosen by Hollywood's elite for big-time award shows. 




The Cosby Show' Turns 30

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Thirty years ago, on a Saturday, "The Cosby Show," a sitcom about the Huxtable family in Brooklyn, New York, that would remain on the air for eight seasons made its debut..
The series was a huge hit, winning six Emmys, two Golden Globes and a slew of other awards -- not to mention ranking number one in the Nielsen ratings for five years in a row.

Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

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"when you feel what you've done fulfills yourself, makes you happy and makes people around you happy."  Polly Bergen



Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at age 84. She died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, from natural causes, said publicist Judy Katz, surrounded by family and close friends.

 A brunette beauty with a warm, sultry singing voice, Bergen became a household name from her 20s onward. She made albums and played leading roles in films, stage musicals and TV dramas. She also hosted her own variety series, was a popular game show panelist, and founded a thriving beauty products company that bore her name.



Career History
Bergen won an Emmy in 1958 portraying the tragic singer Helen Morgan on the famed anthology series "Playhouse 90." She was nominated for another Emmy in 1989 for best supporting actress in a miniseries or special for "War and Remembrance."

 In 1953, she made her Broadway …