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5 Useful Tips For Introverted Entrepreneurs

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Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett and many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs either are or have admitted that they are, to a large extent, introverts. It is possible for introverts to become great entrepreneurs.

Jumia Travel shares 5 useful tips for introverted entrepreneurs.

Have a Recharge Time
Introverts need time to themselves, time away from social interactions and activities, if not they will eventually run out of energy, lose their composure and stop being productive. Many introverts understand this aspect of their personality, and to become a successful entrepreneur it’s important they find time away from it all to be by themselves (or around those they are comfortable with) and just recharge. This can be as simple as taking a 10 to 15 minutes break to yourself during the day, or taking a long weekend to yourself in the long term.

Intentionally Build Relationships Building relationships isn’t very easy for introverts. It’s easier for them to be the object of…

5 Habits That That Affect Entrepreneurial Dream

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You have dreamt about it. You can feel it and you are already making money from the enterprise you established. All in dreams. Reality dawns on you and you wish it your dream will become reality instantly. But that is not how it works. You have to work towards achieving your dreams especially if you hope to become an entrepreneur.

But you are still lounging and dreaming. This may be due to some habits that you have imbibed over time and this can stop from bring your entrepreneurial dream to fruition. Jumia Travel shares some of these habits.

Saying it’s not the right time
You keep telling yourself that it is not the right time. When is it the right time for you to start your business? The truth is there is never a ‘right time’ to kick off anything because if you wait forever you will do nothing. Start now!

Stressing over personal finances
This has been said time and time again. You do not need to stress too much over your personal finance because it will always be a problem. If you drea…

Late Princess Diana said her father once slapped her mother, in new book that lays bare her unhappy childhood and marriage

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On the surface, Princess Diana lived a fairytale life, she was everyone's favorite royal. Her public demeanor however served to mask a turbulent marriage and deeply unhappy childhood that involved domestic abuse and ended in a bitter divorce. In 1991, her husband, Prince Charles rekindled his romance with his true love, Camilla and a disillusioned Diana took the extraordinary risk of making her despair public.
She recorded her innermost thoughts for royal author Andrew Morton, on condition that her involvement be kept secret. The result was Diana, Her True Story, a best seller that shook the world. Two decades after her death in an auto crash, it is being republished with transcripts of Diana's recordings. Daily Mail is publishing extracts and the revelations are just so sensational. Read below...


The biggest disruption was when Mummy decided to leg it (in 1967). That’s the vivid memory the four of us children have.
We all have our own interpretations of what should have happene…

Two South African communities give Nigerians residing there quit notice

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Two South African communities,  Kuruman community in Northern Cape Province and Klaafontein community, Extension 5 in Johannesburg, have reportedly given the Nigerians residing there quit notice.
According to the President of the Nigerian union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, the Klaafontein community, have directed landlords in the area not to renew the rent of Nigerians residing in their properties while the Kuruman community in Northern Cape Province have given Nigerians till tomorrow June 16th to leave their community.
Anyene says the South African communities have accused the Nigerians of introducing drug related crime and prostitution to their community. They claim that efforts to stop the Nigerians from engaging in such crimes have failed as most of their children and youths have been badly influenced by the Nigerians residing there.
Anyene maintained that some of the perpetrators of the crimes in these regions have been wrongfully identified as Nigerians. He gave an instanc…

Lindsay Lohan steps out for London charity event dressed in £4040 Gucci dress

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American actress and socialite, Lindsay Lohan attended a children's charity event in London dressed in this £4040 Gucci dress.

Kerry Washington's dress to the Forbes Women's Summit is oh so lovely

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The Scandal star attended the fifth annual Forbes Women's Summit which took place in New York, dressed in this chic and classy off white number which showed off her lovely legs without coming across as extravagant. She paired the look with a petite black purse bronze hued platform heels.

Serena & Venus Williams' dad files for divorce from wife, says she's been stealing from him

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Tennis champions, Venus and Serena William's 75-year-old dad, Richard Williams has filed for divorce from his wife of 7 years, after accusing her of stealing his social security checks and forging his signature to steal property right out from under him.

Mr. Williams filed docs in Florida to divorce his wife, 38-year-old Lakeisha Williams. In the docs, he says Lakeisha forged his name on a deed to transfer one of his houses to herself and also transferred title of his cars to herself. He also claims that she's been forging his signature and stealing his social security checks.

Adding that she is an alcoholic and has stolen some of his guns.
The couple have a 5-year-old son together, and Richard thinks Lakeisha's lifestyle endangers the child.
According to him, Lakeisha now lives with someone who has "serious criminal, felony charges pending."
However,  Lakeisha's attorney, Sandy Becher, has denied the accusations saying:

    "All of the allegations are false …

The best thing that can happen to you is to find the one you love and stay happily married - Fela Durotoye says as he shares selfie with wife

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Motivational speaker/author, Fela Durotoye, took to his Instagram page this night to share this lovely bathroom selfie with his beautiful wife,Tara Durotoye.

He wrote: 'The best thing that can happen to you is to find the one you love and stay happily married.'
He also revealed that he will be going live on Instagram and Facebook tonight to speak on his leadership network event, where he will talk about what every man should know before popping the question and what every lady should know before saying yes.

The fact is .., Strong nations are built on strong family units and weakened by divorce.

By 2025, I dream of a New Nigeria with the lowest divorce rates in the world.

Join me tonight to find out how to secure happily ever after.

It's official! Floyd Mayweather emerges from retirement to fight Connor McGregor on August 26

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The long awaited and much talked about boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC star Conor McGregor has now been made official and fixed for August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas. Mayweather confirmed the fight on his Instagram account as he shared a video poster of both fighters with the caption, "It's official".
Then a few minutes later, McGregor tweeted 'the fight is on' posting a picture of himself next to one of Mayweather's father Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena.

The fight that will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, but ticket prices have not been set yet.

Both Floyd and Conor will be tested by USADA for performance enhancing drugs.

Conor is expected to make around $100 million for the fight, he also sin…

Saraki's acquittal by the CCT is quite shocking- Itse Sagay, says ruling would be appealed

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Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has described as shocking the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to discharge and acquit senate present of all 18-false assets declaration charges. Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Unar, Wednesday dismissed the case, stating that the prosecution team had failed to prove sufficient evidence to prove Saraki was indeed guilty. Reacting to the judgement, Sagay said the court was well furnished with evidence.
He hinted that the ruling would be appealed.

    "To start with, I’m shocked, because a lot of materials were put before the court. And for a court to uphold a no-case submission means that there was no prima facie case made. That’s why I’m a bit shocked because I followed the proceedings very closely. But there’s going to be an appeal. We’ll just wait and see happen then, but I’m thoroughly shocked, yes.” he said

Egypt threatens to jail parents who give their children ‘Western’ Names

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The Egyptian authorities are considering to a place ban on parents giving their children “Western” names, with a possible jail sentence for offenders.
A draft law banning the use of ‘foreign names’ like “Mark”, “Lara” and “Sam” was introduced by one of Egypt’s 588 MPs, MP Bedier Abdel Aziz and discussed by his country’s parliament Tuesday.
According to the Egypt Independent newspaper, he claims that a spread of American and European names in new generations will divorce Egyptians from their “true identity”.

    “Using such Western names and abandoning Arabic ones will lead to an undesired and radical change in our society and culture.

    “Our sons will no longer be connected to their true identity,”

Aziz who also claimed that Western names can be hard to pronounce, suggested punishment of up to $250 fine or six months in prison for offenders.

If the ban finally puts in place, Egypt would not be alone in operating a ban on certain names. In 2014,  Saudi Arabia banned 50 names, including Li…

Dino Melaye fires back at Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, calls him a fool

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Dino Melaye fired back at Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, who called him a social deviant read here. Melaye in a post called Gov. Bello a "compound fool on cheap drugs". Read what he wrote.....

Photos: Rotimi Amaechi, Julius Agwu, Kate Henshaw, Daddy Showkey, others host actor Basorge Tariah jnr to a surprise 50th birthday dinner party

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Rotimi Amaechi, Julius Agwu, Kate Henshaw, Daddy Showkey and others, hosted actor Basorge Tariah Jnr to a surprise 50th birthday dinner party. His friends including Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, comedian Julius Agwu and his wife Ibiere, actress Kate Henshaw, Daddy Showkey, Okey Bakassi, Bovi, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st and others, threw him a surprise dinner party. See more photos.....


Photos: Malaysia seizes 300kg of pangolin scales smuggled from Ghana

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The Malaysian customs officers have seized almost 300 kilograms of pangolin scales being smuggled through the main airport, officials said on Tuesday.
The 288-kilogram (635 pound) haul was found at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last Friday in 12 boxes labelled as oyster shells on the waybill.
The scales worth around ($870,000) arrived from Ghana on a Turkish Airlines flight, the customs department said in a statement.

The case is being investigated under Section 135(1) of the Customs Act 1967 for smuggling prohibited goods, as the importation of pangolin scales without a permit is illegal under Schedule Three of the International Trade Act on Threatened Species 2008.
Offenders could face a maximum fine up to 20 times the value of the seized items or jail time not exceeding three years or both.

Pangolins are indigenous to the jungles of Indonesia, parts of Malaysia and areas of southern Thailand, and their meat is considered a delicacy in China.

Last month, the Malaysian Custom made it…

Village in India to be named after Donald Trump

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Bindeshwar Pathak, International founder and chief of NGO Sulabh, has announced that an open defecation-free (ODF) village in north Indian state Rajasthan's Mewat region will be named after US President Donald Trump.

    "I announce to name one village in India as Trump Village," Sulabh International founder said at a community event organised in the suburbs of Washington DC.

According to him, the move is part of his effort to enhance India-US relationship.

While giving a presentation to the local community and political leaders in the US, Pathak said that he is working to provide affordable sanitation and toilets to the masses in other to end the practice of manual scavenging in India.

In his address, he urged the Indian-American community to help realise the goal of sanitation and cleanliness in India. The cost of one toilet ranges from USD 25 to USD 500, depending on nature of construction. Technology remains the same, he said.

However, the Rajasthan government officials…

Asset declaration: Appeal Court quashes Orubebe’s conviction by the CCT

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja Wednesday quashed the conviction of a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, for false asset declaration. Orubebe was first arraigned before the CCT on November 9th 2015 for false declaration of his assets when he assumed office as a Minister in the Goodluck Jonathan administration. He was accused of failing to declare an Asokoro land traced to him.
The CCT had tried him and on October 4th 2016, found him guilty of the charge. However delivering judgment in an appeal filed by Orubebe today, the three-man panel of the appeal court, ruled that the tribunal headed by Danladi Umar, unjustly convicted Orubebe as the property in question had been sold before he assumed office and so he could not have declared it on or before assuming office.

The CCT had dismissed Orubebe’s claim that he sold the landed property to to the Managing Director of Divention Properties Limited, Akinwumi Ajibola, for  N10 million in 2011 and deployed the proceed…

Igbo ultimatum: Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, meets with South East leaders (photos)

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday evening had a Consultation session with Leaders of Thought from the South Eastern region of the Country at the State House in Abuja. The meeting is in continuation of his consultations with leaders of thoughts from the North and South East regions following the recent ultimatum by Northern Youths for Igbos to vacate the region. Tuesday, Osinbajo met with the Northern leaders. While speaking to the South East leaders, Osinbajo said:


    "Let there be no doubt whatsoever of the resolve of government to ensure that no one will be allowed to get away with making speeches that can cause division or violence. We will take very seriously any attempts to cause violence or to disrupt the peace of Nigeria. And we will not tolerate such". He stressed that the Federal government is resolute in its determination to protect every Nigerian, everywhere in the country.


Read what he said at the meeting below:

Yesterday I kicked off a series of consultati…

Photos: Akwa Ibom State first lady gifts fully furnished bungalow to widow

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The Wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, earlier today, led the team of Family Empowerment Youth Re-Orientation Programme (FEYReP) to commission a fully equipped bungalow with water and electricity which she built for Madam Arit Abia, a widow with 5 grandchildren in Ewang Community in Mbo Local Government Area. More photos...



Faces of people still missing from the deadly London blaze

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Several people are still missing or feared dead after the deadly blaze ripped through the Grenfell Tower block in London. Family and friends of the missing have since taken to social media to appeal for help in finding their loved ones. Some of the people still missing are, Top row from left: Zainab Dean and her son Jermiah, Sheila Smith, Tony Disson, Jessica Urbano, Nadia Choucair, Yasin El-Wahabi, Nurhuda El-Wahabi, and Mo Tuccu.  Top row, right: Steve Power, Mary Mendy, Khadija Saye, Ali Yawar, Rania Ibrham, Hamid Kani, Saber Neda and Hesham Rahman.