“Natural Disaster In My Country Nigeria”

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The floods visited on Nigeria by nature have caused
untold human suffering and sitting down in cities
far away from the disaster it is not so easy to
understand the deep human suffering that is
ongoing but know that this is the worst disaster
that has befallen Nigeria since the Civil War! I tell
you that whole towns have been submerged and
there are people who have not eaten for days. Now,
with floods come diseases. And we must help. If
you live in Nigeria and can donate relief materials, I
will arrange to have them transported to the
victims. Please send materials to Pat’s Nigeria Flood
Relief Effort-6 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria
Island, Lagos. For those living in North America,
please send to 660 Shrewsbury Drive, Clarkson,
Michigan, MI 48348. For those living in Europe an
address will be supplied in due course. Even if you
have nothing to give, at least share this message.
Don’t just comment and stop there. Share this
message with all your friends till it reaches
someone who has a little to give. God bless you as
you remember those in need.

Pat Utomi

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Facebook Launches New Social Media Site Facelift

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Facebook Launches New Facelift

Facebook Inc introduced a visually richer, mobile device-oriented “newsfeed” on Thursday, in the most significant changes to date for the social network’s most recognizable feature.

The changes to the newsfeed, whose look and feel has remained largely unchanged since its inception, include a division into several sections, with separate areas for photographs and music. They will begin rolling out in limited fashion from Thursday.

The overhaul, which standardizes the feed across mobile devices and desktop computers, is designed to keep users active and interacting as well as appeal to advertisers, as Facebook battles Google Inc for Internet market share.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg had singled out the feature as in need of a makeover as recently as January, when the company introduced “graph search” to address inadequacies in allowing users to trawl for information across the world’s largest social network.

Facebook’s newsfeed, an ever-changing stream of photos, videos and comments uploaded from friends, is the first page most users see upon logging in. It is one of three “pillars” of the service, along with search and user profiles.

The last major update to the feature occurred in September 2011. Since then, the company has incorporated ads directly into the feed and has shifted its focus to creating “mobile-first experiences,” because more people now access the social network from smartphones and desktops than from desktop computers.

The addition of advertising, however, prompted complaints from users who preferred an unblemished stream of personally relevant comments, underscoring the difficulty in balancing advertiser-friendly formats – such as larger images – with keeping its 1 billion-plus members engaged.

FACEBOOK VERSUS GOOGLE

The world’s largest social network is moving to regain Wall Street’s confidence after a botched IPO last year, addressing concerns about its long-term prospects – many of which center on an industry-wide shift toward the use of mobile devices.

Facebook shares, which are still more than a quarter off their IPO price of $38, were up 2 percent at $27.99 on Thursday afternoon on the Nasdaq.

Facebook and Google, which both got their start on desktop computers, are now managing a transition of their products onto smartphones and tablets, which typically yield less revenue than on PCs.

The two Internet mainstays are also waging a war for revenue in mobile advertising – a market that is still small compared with the traditional desktop but that is growing exponentially.

In terms of overall mobile advertising, Google commanded a 53.5 percent share in 2012, aided by its dominance in search-based ads. Facebook had just 8.4 percent, a distant runner-up, according to estimates from research house eMarketer.

But in terms of mobile display ad sales, Facebook narrowly edges out its rival with 18.4 percent of the market versus Google’s 17 percent, the research outfit estimated.

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IMO and NIMASA Visit Eko Atlantic City

Eko Atlantic City Lagos
IMO and NIMASA Visit Eko Atlantic.

Attendees of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) visited the Eko Atlantic showroom in Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The visitors included, Capt. Bala Agaba, Executive Director, Maritime Safety & shipping Development, NIMASA, Dr. Mrs Felicia Chinwe Mogo, NIMASA, Mrs. Juliana A. Gunwa, Head of Department of Marine Environment Management, NIMASA, Fredrik Haag and Edward Kleverlaan, Technical Officers, IMO, Olivio Jacinto, Senior Maritime Adviser, Angola, Engr. Andrew C. Ojobo KSM, Director of Environmental Management Department, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.

The group applauded EKO Atlantic’s progress which members said had exceeded their expectations.

Twenty Year Anniversary of Nollywood

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http://www.Facebook.com/Goodluck Jonathan Page”>Goodluck Jonathan Page
Goodluck Jonathan wrote:

This past weekend I hosted Nollywood, the Nigerian movie industry, to a reception to celebrate a glorious 20th anniversary of the industry. The event was an opportunity to celebrate creativity, excellence, hard work and togetherness. Twenty years ago we looked to other parts of the world for movie entertainment. Today, millions around the world are looking towards Nigeria. The focus on Nigeria is not just in entertainment but in wealth creation as well. I received news from KPMG, one of the world’s leading financial advisory firms, to the effect that Nigeria is amongst the world’s top 4 preferred investment destinations. This is an affirmation of Nigeria’s reforms which has seen an increase in our Gross Domestic Product, Per Capita Income and a movement towards reduction in our poverty rates. My dear friends on facebook, I will not be satisfied until we can get all our youths to work, improve our infrastructure: roads, rail, power, aviation. Things are looking up, Nigeria is a haven for investors and this administration is also taking steps to protect the interests of domestic entrepreneurs. GEJ
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