Apple announces record 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales in opening weekend

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Apple has today announced that it sold 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units in the first three days of sales. This includes the 4 million units sold in the first 24 hours of preorder sales. Apple’s newest iPhones have consistently been out of stock across the world, particularly the iPhone 6 Plus which is believed to have faced production issues, limiting the number of available devices for sale.

For comparison, Apple reported 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sales in the first three days. This means the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus set a new record by over a million units. Apple is unlikely to give any more color regarding iPhone sales performance until its quarterly earnings call in October. As usual, Apple has opted to not share the breakdown of sales between the two new devices.

With limited stock across the board, iPhone momentum is certainly strong. Currently, all iPhone 6 Plus models ship within 3 – 4 weeks on Apple’s Online Store. The iPhone 6 has similar availability issues, although they are less severe. People looking for iPhones sooner should check brick-and-mortar stores, and take advantage of Apple’s online pickup options, as new stock comes in daily.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the results exceeded Apple’s expectations, in a statement.

“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.”

Apple opens up the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to more than 20 countries on the 26th September. It is important to note that last year’s opening weekend sales for the iPhone 5s and 5c included China, a key region which inflated total sales. Details on when the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be available in China are still unknown as regulatory proceedings are ongoing.

South African Govt Say 67 of Its Citizens Died In Synagogue Building Collapse

South African president, Jacob Zuma announced yesterday that 67 of its citizens died in the Synagogue building collapse that occurred on September 12th. The South Africans were in NCollapsed Synagogue church debrisigeria to seek spiritual help and were staying at the guest house before it collapsed. Read the full statement from President Zuma below:

I am greatly saddened to announce that 67 South Africans died and scores of others sustained injuries, after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September 2014, in Lagos, in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This is a particularly difficult time for South Africa. Not in the recent history of our country have we had this large number of our people die in one incident outside the country. Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues that have lost their loved ones in this heart-breaking tragedy. The whole nation shares the pain of the mothers, fathers, daughters and sons who have lost their loved ones. We are all in grief. As we mourn this sudden and tragic death of our fellow compatriots, I have directed the relevant Government departments and entities to act with the utmost urgency to ensure that we facilitate the movement of relevant family members to Nigeria to identify the bodies of their loved ones and to ensure that we repatriate the remains as soon as possible under the circumstances.

I would like to take this opportunity also to thank all family members and friends who have provided information to Government, which information has assisted the South African High Commission in Nigeria in its efforts to locate our fellow citizens. I would also like to commend all affected families for their patience and resolve during this very painful period. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, I would like to thank the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for their support during this difficult time. We also send our sincere condolences to the people of Nigeria and all other nations affected by this tragedy. I would like to assure all affected families that the Government will provide all the necessary support. Government will keep the public informed of developments around this tragedy. May the souls of the departed compatriots rest in peace. I thank you. Issued by: the Presidency Pretoria

Sept 1, 1994…20 years later, I could say i was part of history.

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The days leading to Sept 1, 1994 would have been like every other day, save for the fact that my dad was all about how a young man from our hometown (agenebode, Edo state) is gonna make history with the launch of the first private radio station in Nigeria and how he would revolutionalize the airwaves. All through the 31st of August, it was anticipation as we awaited 12 midnight. We had the radio on in the night as the anticipation got to fever pitch and my dad was constantly tuning the radio to ensure we were on the right frequency (100.5). Radios weren’t so digital then as we have it now. My elder brothers and mom were all awake. Then 12 midnight came and my dad tuned again, he got the knob on the frequency perfectly now because it wasn’t *shhhhh* we have been listening to since that we heard again, instead it was a no sound, our hearts pounding, and then we heard a light musical sound and then the unmistakable voice of Olusesan Ekisola….WOWW!!! Who could have missed his voice, he was the superstar of OGBC 2 (Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation), the only radio station that me and my siblings listened to in our home then. Mr Ekisola welcomed the listeners and introduced those in the studio. If my memory serves me right, the following were in the studio: Kenny Ogungbe, Busola Faiga, Yemi Adenuga, Ambrose Somide, Dennis “the menace” Ogi, Segun “shy shy” Shillon, Steve “the slick” Kadiri etc. Also the very first commercial was aired at exactly 12.30 am, can’t remember what was advertised anyways. Also i remember Kenny Ogungbe coming on air at about 1.25 – 1.30 am that night. Hmmmmm…..my heart is pounding so fast as I type this, because I never knew I could remember this much or even write about it later in life *giggles*.
It’s so refreshing and beautiful as I look back and could say I was part of that historic night, reason being that if there were no listeners like us, then the history wouldn’t have been completed, as all the presenters would have been talking to themselves.
Ray Power has come a long way (I used to call them “Rail Power” then *coversface*). The station not only provided a platform for unbiased news reporting but also took entertainment via the airwaves to a whole new level – power play, sunnyside up, soul serenade, ray power jams etc….OMG, am gonna cry o, with these memories. I learnt virtually the whole of lagbaja’s album (coolu temper) by listening to songs from the album on Ray Power. Telephone companies of that time would forever be grateful to Ray Power because of the phone-in programs that were introduced. No doubt, their revenues went up. My elder brother (Steve Adams) later in November that same year started working with the station. Am sure he was the youngest staff then. This was the period before he got admission into the university, so he spent like 6 months there. His swagger went sky high during this time *teethopened*. Some other early staff such as Pauline Ugbodaga, Godwin Asuquo, Emmanuel Omola, Bashiru Adisa, Sule Ellams, Becky Ellams, Orlando Ellams, etc made the station a stand out station. I could go on and on, but then it’s been really uplifting reliving these memories. I won’t forget to mention the introduction of our very own hometown talk program (Afemai ne’khai) sometime around October or November of 1994. It was then hosted by the amiable Agnes Nwabuwa. The program is still on the air and it would be celebrating its 20th anniversary soon. I was at its 10th anniversary celebration 10years ago when it was held in the premises of DAAR communications in Alagbado. I went with my dad (Chief Adamson) and of course with the former ray power staff, my brother (Steve Adams). 20 years later, it all seems like yesterday. Ray Power has grown in leaps and bounds giving birth to about 30 more radio stations across the country and AIT, DaarSat, Faaji FM. Am having a huge dose of nostalgia but it’s a very good one and am mighty glad to have had the opportunity to be part of history. The very best part of the life of Ray Power is just starting. Happy 20th Anniversary.
Long Live Chief Raymond Dokpesi!
Long Live Ray Power!!
Long Live DAAR Communications!!!

 

Joseph Adams

Media Enthusiast and CEO Eclectic Media.

List of illegal Universities as published by the Nigeria Universities Commission

The National Universities Commission (NUC) wishes to announce to the general public, especially parents and prospective undergraduates, that the under-listed “Degree Mills” have not been licensed by the Federal Government and have, therefore, been closed down for violating the Education (National Minimum Standards etc.) Act CAP E3 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

FCI List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria Published by NUC
NUC List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria 2014:

1) University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

2) Christians of Charity American University of Science & Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses.

3) University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses.

4) University of Applied Sciences & Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.

5) Blacksmith University, Awka or any of its other campuses.

6) Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.

7) Royal University Izhia, P.O. Box 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses.

Cool Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other campuses.

9) Sunday Adokpela University, Otada Adoka, Otukpo, Benue State or any of its other campuses.

10) United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses.

11) United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State or any of its other campuses.

12) Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses.

13) UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses.

14) Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses.

15) The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Study Centres, or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

16) Collumbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.

17) Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria

18) Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.

19) London External Studies UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.

20) Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria.

21) Lobi Business School Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

22) West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria.

23) Bolta University College Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

24) JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna Illegal Campus.

25) Westlan University, Esie, Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

26) St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

27) EC-Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre.

28) Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo Akwa Ibom State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

29) Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

30) Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

31) Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

32) Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

33) Fifom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.

34) Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria.

35) Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija, Anambra State.

36) Open International University, Akure.

37) Middle Belt University (North Central University), Otukpo

38) Leadway University, Ughelli, Delta State

39) Metro University, Dutse/Bwari, Abuja

40) Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State

41) Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State

42) Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja.

43) Temple University, Abuja

44) Irish University Business School London, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

45) National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State.

46) University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its Annex at 41, Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

47) University of Education, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

48) Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

49) African University Cooperative Development (AUCD), Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria.

50) Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study Centre.

51) Evangel University of America & Chudick Management Academic, Lagos.

52) Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko Campus).

53) Career Light Resources Centre, Jos.

54) University of West Africa, Kwali-Abuja, FCT.

55) Coastal Univversity, Iba-Oku, Akwa-Ibom State.
In addition to the closure, the following Degree Mills are currently undergoing further investigations and/or ongoing court actions. The purpose of these actions is to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees and charges on subscribers.
1) National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

2) North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State.

3) Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu.

4) Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia State.

5) West Coast University, Umuahia.

6) Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State.

7) Volta University College, Aba, Abia State.

 

I Never had a University Degree But I’m One Of The Richest Women Today – Mrs Folorunsho Alakija

I Never had a University Degree But I’m One Of The Richest Women Today – Mrs Folorunsho Alakija

CEO of  Famfa Oil, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija while speaking to the students of the University of Lagos during the 2014 UN International Youths Day in Lagos advised the students to be focused and work hard towards what ever they feel they want in life as she didn’t  have a University degree but today, is one of the richest women in the world.

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Find Mrs Folorunsho ‘s full speech below.

“I come from Ikorodu, Lagos state. I am married to a dashing young lawyer of 70 years of age and we have four grown up gentlemen and grandchildren. It has not been a rag to riches fairytale. It has not been an overnight phenomenon like some cases which you find here and there all over the world. For as long as I can remember, I had always wanted my own business. Hard work…am trying to tell you how I got to where I am if you want those billions. Hard work, diligence, persistence…days where you nearly gave up but I chose not to give up.” Continue…

It would have been easy to compromise but I chose not to and I stayed focus. I could have stayed a secretary as my father desired according to his plan for me but I had bigger aspirations. I dreamt big. God strengthened me and gave me wisdom. I had a passion and burning desire to succeed. Being a secretary, a banker, a fashion icon, a cooperate promoter and printer, a real estate owner, an oil magnate, that I can assure you was no easy feat. Firm belief that what is worth doing is what doing well or not doing at all. I took charge of my life with the tools I have shared with you. I chose to become born again at the age of 40. I chose to make a covenant with God that if he would bless me I would work for him all the days of my life. I chose to hold on to the cross and look up to him every step of the way. Today additional accomplishment includes a wife of almost 40 years, a mother, grandmother, ministry, counseling, outreach, NGO Rose of Sharon Foundation for widows and Author, writer, author of several inspirational books. All I say to the glory of God. So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly. You do not have to have a University education to be able to make it so count yourselves privileged to have that education as part of the feather in your cap” she said.

RIP Mike Brown. Ferguson teen laid to rest

It was a sad day for the Ferguson, Missouri community and most importantly African-Americans and blacks all over the world, when it was announced that 18 year old unarmed Michael Brown was gunned down by a police officer.

The fatal shooting drew comparisons to the death of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant, both young black men.

After so much protests and a national debate on where race stands in America, Michael was laid to rest on Monday 25th August 2014 at the Friendly Temple, Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

At the funeral service, mourners sang, clapped and danced, remembering the teen. His body was in a black and gold casket, topped with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap he was wearing when he was killed on the 9th of August.

We did not know you Michael Brown, but all we can say with sadness in our hearts is RIP.

 

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10 Crazy Things We Love About Lagos

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The ying of the lagos yang

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In Lagos city, being normal is crazy, in a way. So it is not out of place to witness some cracked up scenes which, in normal climes, it will be out of place but here in our city, we take them as normal occurrences. And boy, we love our Lagos. Lagos is quite a unique place to live in. It is only in Lagos city that you find that things are done in a unique way.

We have our passion for Pomo, that delicious cow skin that is an indispensable part of our meals; at every street corner, you find the woman that roasts Boli, (plantain), and groundnut, the street fast food that does a lot service for hustling guys; every street has two or three beer palour that serves drinks soaked in water coolers that serves as refrigerators; not to talk of the accompanying pepper soups with all kinds…

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Photos: Fashola commissions newly built tejuosho market

Lagos state Governor, Raji Fashola today August 15th commissioned the newly refurbished Tejuosho market in Yaba Lagos, 7 years after the old market structure was completely gutted by fire.
The refurbished market, which used to have 1,484 lockup, has been increased to 2,640. Facilities in the new market complex includes banking spaces, 8 lifts to enable goods, services and people move up, two escalators for up and down movement of people, two ramps designed to assist physically handicapped people to get into and out of the building and a crèche where nursing mothers can attend to and keep their children while they are trading.

There is also a dedicated Fire Service Station within the complex with fire fighting systems built in the market to forestall any incident of fire disaster as well as a dedicated 800-vehicle capacity car-park unit.

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Vital statistics after match day 18

Interesting statistics and records set after match day 18 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

-A total of 54 matches have been played, so far

-A total of 150 goals have been scored: : The number of goals scored at Brazil 2014 in the 54 games has surpassed the total tournament tally at South Africa 2010 (145 goals). The current goalscoring record at a finals with 32 participating teams stands at 171 and was set at France 1998, which was the first tournament to host that many countries.

-The 145 goals represent an average of 2.8 goals per game

-There have now been a record 27 goals scored by substitutes at this World Cup.

-The leading top scorer is James Rodriguez of Colombia with 5 goals: the number of goals that James has now scored at Brazil 2014 so far. In finding the back of the net in every game so far, the Colombian has already matched Thomas Muller’s adidas Golden Boot-winning haul at South Africa 2010.

-A total of 150 yellow cards have been flashed

-10 red cards have been shown in the tournament at the moment, with the latest casualty Oscar of Costa Rica`

-Knockout kings: Germany and France have proud traditions when it comes to the knockout rounds of the World Cup. In downing the Algerians, Die Mannschaft won their eighth consecutive Round-of-16 tie, a run that began back at Mexico 1986. The French have an impressive record of their own to boast: on the last five occasions that they have reached the knockout phase (Sweden 1958, Spain 1982, Mexico 1986, France 1998 and Germany 2006) Les Bleus have always made it to the semi-finals at least.

-The French defence is doing outstanding job, having now kept their opponents goalless in three of their four games at Brazil 2014, a record no other side in the competition is able to match.

-The Round of 16 has served up plenty of late excitement, with extra time having been played in three ties so far: Brazil-Chile on Saturday, Costa Rica-Greece on Sunday and Germany-Algeria on Monday. The record number of last-16 ties going to extra-time is four, at Italy 1990, a mark that could well be equalled or even bettered on Tuesday.

 

-Germany’s total of 28 shots (inc. blocked) is a record for this edition of the tournament.

 

-Algeria (7) have scored more goals in this tournament than in their previous three World Cup finals combined (6).

 

-Both Nigeria and Algeria had more in common on Monday than just their plucky exits. Both had first-half goals disallowed for offside, with Emmanuel Emenike having an 18th-minute strike chalked off against the French and Islam Slimani suffering the same fate 17 minutes into his side’s game against the Germans.

Didier Deschamps, the coach of France has gone 10 matches unbeaten as a player and coach in the FIFA World Cup

-France manager Didier Deschamps is unbeaten in his 10 games at the World Cup as a player & manager (W8 D2)

-Karim Benzema has had 13 shots on target so far at this World Cup – more than any other player. He has scored three goals

-Mathieu Valbuena completed 94% of his passes against Nigeria, the highest passing accuracy posted by any player in the match

-Andre Schurrle has scored five goals in his last five competitive matches for Germany.

MH370: Satellite Images Show Up to 122 ‘Potential Objects’

Satellite images taken on Sunday show 122 “potential objects” in the search for debris from missing flight MH370, Malaysian investigators said Wednesday.

Analysis of the images, which were supplied by France-based aeronautical firm Airbus Defence, revealed objects in the southern Indian Ocean around 1,588 miles from Perth, Australia – close to where other objects were previously seen.

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The objects were between one meter (3 feet) and 23 meters (72 feet) in length and were seen across an area of ocean approximately 154 square miles wide, acting transport minister Hishamuddin Hussein told reporters.

“Some of the objects appeared to be bright, possibly indicating solid materials,” he added.

The Airbus images are the fourth set of satellite pictures to show potential debris in the remote corner of the southern Indian Ocean which marks the farthest area where the jet could have flown before running out of fuel.

Searchers from six countries are scouring the area to recover debris from the missing airliner.

Meanwhile, a Chicago law firm representing the families of passengers aboard MH370 has taken the first step toward a potential multimillion dollar lawsuit against the airline and the aircraft’s manufacturer.

RibbeckLaw Chartered, a law firm that specializes in aviation cases, filed court documents Monday demanding that Malaysia Airlines and Boeing Co. turn over evidence of possible design and manufacturing defects.

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