Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, visits Nigeria, Walk on the streets (Pics)

The Multibillionaire and owner of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is currently in Nigeria. This would be his first visit to sub-saharan Africa and particularly Nigeria.  He arrived on the 30th of August.

Mark Zuckerberg, a techpreneur, said on his verified facebook page that he decided to pay a visit to Nigeria to l
earn about the startup ecosystem. He made this statement while he visited Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHub), in Yaba, Lagos. CcHub is a technology incubator where even kids develop Apps for lunching. Probably, that was why he visited the place first.

Read his own words below:

“Our first stop is the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps.”

Mark Zuckerberg who was dressed in a grey t-shirt, a blue jean and a Nike trainers, was captured on camera freely walking the streets of Yaba like a regular citizen. This made people to pick to their social media and start praising him for his simplicity and humility.

One of them even wishes that Mark Zuckerberg visits his town, Ado.

Zuckerberg was reportedly trekking to visit Andela, an engineering organisation that is building the next generation of technical leaders in Africa.

He also paid a visit to Express WiFi, a hub that distributes WiFi and thereby making WiFi available for use in the community. The founder, Rosemary Njoku, was so glad seeing him.

Another place Zuckerberg visited was the Nollywood Villa where he met with so many Nigeria stars.

Right now, many Nigerians have been writing different stories of their experiences and wishes about Mark Zuckerberg.

Where would Mark Zuckerberg visit next? Maybe your house. Lol.

You can watch the video below too:

Buhari to probe Senators and Reps over the diversion of funds for constituency project – AGF

The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has concluded plans to probe Federal lawmakers over non-execution of constituency projects for which funds were allocated for in the 2014 and 2015 budgets.

This followed allegations raised by former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on appropriation, Abdulm
umin Jibrin, against the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, his Deputy, Yussuff Lasun; Minority Leader, Leo Ogor and other members of the lower legislative chamber, saying they allegedly inserted over N40bn into the 2016 budget.

Jibrin, who had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, also claimed that the principal officers demanded an inclusion of other projects in sum ranging from N20bn to N30bn.

Disclosing Government’s decision, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, revealed that security agencies were currently compiling constituency projects with sums totalling N200bn for the two years, Punch reports.

Malami was quoted as saying, “The money for constituency projects had been taken, but certain allegations prevailed that some constituency projects were not executed after the money had been paid 100 per cent.

“If money is appropriated in the budget, paid and the projects the funds were meant for were not executed, it is only natural to take steps to find out what happened. If neither the money nor the project can be produced, then you must take steps in accordance with the law.

“There are cases that are specific; we are compiling them. I will not want to pre-empt investigation, we have to allow investigation to be concluded before we go public.”

2 Students Killed in FUNAAB as they stage peaceful protest (Pics)

This mayhem started as a peaceful protest that emanated from a robbery attack that lasted 4hours through 86 rooms in one of the biggest off campus hostels at Gate vicinity, which resulted in girls being raped and properties looted away. The worst being a fresher that was hacked with an axe on the head.

Students woke up to protest the level of insecurity and level of nonchalance by the school authorities to their pleas. They took their grievances and made a vow to stop the insecurity issue plaguing their beloved.

We staged a peaceful protest that blocked Abeokuta Ibadan expressway totally. The police came and the students were trying to reach a consensus when news came in that the student that was hacked in the night had died in the hospital while receiving treatment. They started mourning the death of the student killed by the thieves with wailing. It was then the police started firing teargas at them.

According to an eye witness, he thought the teargas was in a bid to disperse them not until he discovered that the teargas was actually being fired directly at the students instead of being fired upwards. “Na Thursday I know say if that thing hit person e deh injure” he said.

He further said ” We have stayed in silence over the incessant robberies in our off campus hostels. Every attempt to tell the CSO will always end at him telling us that the students staying off campus is not the school business considering that the school provides accommodations for less than 30% of the students population.”

As regards the teargas, the first wave came and students all ran away for safety. When the police stopped the students retaliated with stones. It was then, the police started firing live ammunitions again and was shouting “order from above! Shoot to kill! Kill on sight!”.

It was during the second wave that a student hiding behind a container shop was sighted and shot in the face by a trigger happy policeman. Not with bullet but with tear gas. That caused the right eye of the student to be totally damaged as bones of the face and blood was seen on the floor. He was taken away by one Comr. Infinity.

An eye witness said “On realizing what they have done, the policemen ran away in their vehicles to reinforce as funaabites kept coming out after their shootings. We weren’t deterred from our protest.”

Students were then mobilized and were marching to the Police headquarters at Eleweran Abeokuta. Every car that passed was vandalised and some used to block the road so as to prevent the entry of policemen. The VC church was vandalised as well.

One of the students who wants his identity undisclosed said their pain are:
1) School don’t care about off campus students.
2) The school don’t provide enough accommodation in the first place.
3). Police in Abeokuta only care about fleecing Yahoo boys in a bod to collect something from them.
4). Robbery went on for 4hours but the police didn’t show up at all.
5) our protest was peaceful until they started shooting at us.
6) protest turned violent when they shot another student.
7) the press and police have labelled us as hoodlums. Keep in mind that Funaabites are the most peaceful set in the southwest if not Nigeria.

On estimation, over 50 million has been stolen by those robbers. The staff are not concerned as their kids all have bed spaces in the school hostels. These same staff build hostels outside campus and they don’t care about their tenants.

The students made plea to the Government and the society to come to their aid.


Customer stabbed salesgirl in the face over N400

A young woman identified as 22-year-old Sharon Okafor, was arraigned in court for allegedly stabbing a salesgirl in the face with broken ceramic plates, after a verbal disagreement over payment for drinks and N400 fried meat at a bar in Lekki Phase One, in Eti Osa Local Government Area.

Sharon, according to report, was at the bar accompanied by a man identified as Kingsley and had ordered for drinks and N400 fried meat.

They were served by the victim, Comfort, who later demanded  payment since she was about to close and needed to tidy up the sales book for the day. However, the defendant insisted that her friend, Kingsley would only pay when they were done.

According to the source, Kingsley threw a plate at Comfort when Kingsley tried to take back the drinks.  Some men, numbering about 15, pounced on her and beat her up till she fainted.

Okafor was arraigned on Tuesday, August 16, by the police at Igbosere magistrates’ court.

The prosecuting officer, O. Balogun, told the court that Sharon Okafor “unlawfully assaulted the complainant with a breakable plate and injured her on the face.”

21 Kitchen Tricks You Wished You Knew

Ladies where are you?

Here are the Wonder-working kitchen tricks!

1. Mistakenly added too much salt? Just drop in one peeled potato.
The potato helps absorb the excess salt.

2. Angry over craked boiling eggs? add a pinch of salt to keep the shells from cracking.

3. Never put citrus fruits(Oranges, Lemons, limes,etc) or tomatoes in the fridge.
The low temperatures degrades the aroma and flavor of these fruits.

4. To clean iron cook-ware, avoid using detergents.
Alternatively, scrub them with salt and a clean dry paper towel.

5. When storing empty airtight containers, throw in a pinch of salt to avoid having that damp smell.

6. When making gravy (stews) and accidentally burn it, turn your mixture it into a fresh pan and continue.
Add a pinch of sugar, doing that takes out the burnt taste. P.S watch the quantity of sugar though.

7. Burned a pot of rice?
Place a slice of piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burned flavour. Be careful not to scrape the burned pieces off of the bottom of the pan when serving the rice.

9. Before you chop fresh red peppers, rub a little bit of vegetable oil into your hands and your skin won’t absorb the spiciness.

10. If you aren’t sure how fresh your eggs are, place them in about four inches of water.
Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used soon. If it floats, it’s past the fresh stage.

11. To banish ants from the kitchen, find out where they are coming in and cover the hole with petroleum jelly(Vaseline).
Ants won’t trek through the jelly. If they are coming under a door, draw a line on the floor with chalk. The little bugs also won’t cross a line of chalk.

12. Don’t store your bananas in a bunch or in a fruit bowl with other fruits.
Separate your bananas and place each in a different location. Bananas release gases which causes other fruits (including other bananas) to ripen quickly. Separating them will keep them fresh longer.

13. To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.

14. If you manage to have some leftover wine, cocktail drinks at the end of the evening, freeze it in ice cube trays for easy addition to sauces (white wine works wonders in sauces.)

15. After boiling pasta or potatoes, cool the water and use it to water your house plants.
The water contains nutrients that your plants will love.

16. When defrosting meat from the freezer, pour some vinegar over it.
Not only does it tenderize the meat; it will also bring down the freezing temperature of the meat and cause it to thaw quicker.

17. Always keep an aloe vera plant in your kitchen.
It’s invaluable when you scrape your arm or burn your finger. Just break off a leaf and rub the gel on the injury.

18. Too much fat or greese in your stew? Drop in an ice cube.
The ice attracts the fat, which you can then scoop out. This works wonders.

19. To reuse cooking oil without tasting whatever was cooked in the oil previously, while heating the oil, drop a small piece of fresh ginger.
It absorbs any flavors and odors.

20. If your milk always goes bad before you can finish it, try adding a pinch of salt to the carton when you first open it.
It stays fresh for a few more days.

21. If two drinking glasses become stuck together after stacking, it’s not impossible to separate them.
Just put ice in the inner glass and dunk the outer glass in warm water. The warm glass will expand and the cold glass will contract, making the glasses separate easily.

Do you know of any other tricks, kindly make tell us below using our comment box.