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THE MAN WHO BROUGHT ATM SOFTWARE TO NIGERIA! ALSO FASHION TO INSPIRE YOUR SENSES!

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Hey readers, how is your week going? My week is fantastic! Well here is a story that would inspire you. You have probably noticed ATM machines all over Lagos or any city you live in. Well check out Mitchel Elegbe, born in Benin but who grew up in Warri in the article below. He is the man to thank for making life easier in the cities such as, Abuja, Lagos, Warri, Benin etc. Quick note according to CNBC AFRICA report on Nigeria. There have been 33 million transactions! Each costing 100 naira (approx.90cents) each. You do the math in a span of three years! That is just so inspiring! Ok check out the style below culled from truelove magazine featuring celebrity takes 2 stars Bunmi and ,I love it don't you. Update on this post, I am excited about web pay via interswitch it is great to know this is available Guess what else is new, we have added a job board on the Naijagal. Click on the right to post a job for everyone to see! or j

BUSINESS BLOG POST! FIVE COOL WAYS TO GET RANKED BY ALEXA!

1. Install the Alexa toolbar or Firefox’s SearchStatus extension and set your blog as your homepage. This is the most basic step. 2.Put up an Alexa rank widget on your website. I did this a few days ago and receive a fair amount of clicks every day. According to some, each click counts as a visit even if the toolbar is not used by the visitor. 3.Encourage others to use the Alexa toolbar. This includes friends, fellow webmasters as well as site visitors/blog readers. Be sure to link to Alexa’s full explanation of their toolbar and tracking system so your readers know what installing the toolbar or extension entails. 4.Work in an Office or own a company? Get the Alexa toolbar or SS Firefox extension installed on all computers and set your website as the homepage for all browsers. Perhaps it will be useful to note that this may work only when dynamic or different IPs are used. 5.Get friends to review and rate your Alexa website profile. Not entirely sure of its impact on ranking

OH I CRIED LAST NIGHT AFTER OBAMA'S SPEECH CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE

I am happy to see this Michelle Obama looked amazing, the speech was great

OH NO! MARY KAY DRAMA I GUESS SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT BEING SOLD IN NIGERIA! A MUST READ!

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Check out this hilarious article culled from some random blog. Hey these are not my words but thought you all might want to know. Written by some TRACY MKWANNABE "Mary Kay in Nigeria For a few months, the topic of Mary Kay products in Nigeria has been popping up. Evidence suggests that Mary Kay Cosmetics are being sold in Nigeria, even though the company is not "officially" there and prohibits exporting and selling in countries where the company is not established. There have also been questions about Nigerian directors in Mary Kay, who seem to have production numbers far beyond the norm, even for "top" directors. How is that possible unless their units are responsible for supplying the whole country of Nigeria with their Mary Kay favorites? Our detectives went to work and came up with some interesting information... (And scroll all the way to the bottom for my take on all of it.) THere's a Nigerian online shopping site with plenty of Mary K

ALL NEW WORLD EXCLUSIVE THE LATEST JAM IN NAIJA FIRE BY SUKI!!!

Love the beat not sure about the lyrics though what do you say readers?

BRAND NEW THE HOTTEST STAR IN NAIJA NOW IKECHUKWU ROCKS BIG BROTHER AFRICA 3 HOUSE + WHERE IS BANKY W ?

Well okay people, the hottest star in Naija today simply has to be IKECHUKWU. Check out the wind am well star doing what he does best at the BIG BROTHER AFRICA 3 EVENT on sunday! Go on "WIND AM WELL" Banky W was spotted in Maryland last weekend hmmm could have sworn he was in Naija not too long ago. Check out his latest video! Break my heart! Update: Naeto C sang Kini Big Deal however ikechukwu can be seen in the video Thanks readers and remember you saw it first here on Naijagal!!

NAIJAGAL (Inspired!)Business Ideas, Fashion, Technology and Entertainment Blog: GHANA'S FILM RISING STARS WATCHOUT NOLLYWOOD.

NAIJAGAL (Inspired!)Business Ideas, Fashion, Technology and Entertainment Blog: GHANA'S FILM RISING STARS WATCHOUT NOLLYWOOD.

WOOHOO IT IS SO ON! BIG BROTHER AFRICA 3 BEGINS CHECK OUT PICTURES OF THE CONTESTANTS

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Big Brother 3 began yesterday in the new Big Brother house in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. check out the hot contestants! First stop the ladies of BIG BROTHER AFRICA 3 And Now the guys! Also check out the promo ad for the competition! Now check out videos from yesterday's premiere! The house The Naijaguy, you know I had to make an exception for this one. The contestant who cannot stand women The pretty one The drama!! Throwing up on the first day cannot be a good thing! Good stuff readers, what are your thoughts on the new big brother 3? Will you be watching?

BUSINESS IDEAS THAT MUST BE IMPLEMENTED!!

I know you are probably saying what is Naijagal on about? Well I thought about this today and you know with all this talk about privatization of industries. When it comes to roads in Naija, why not simply have a private company take over building the roads say from Lagos to Benin to Abuja etc The private company funds the whole project and then collects all the tolls from the road. The gain? You have good roads and the new company now owns the tolls. Hmm can this be implemented all over Africa? Lets talk business People!

ANOTHER START UP GETS PAID! DRAGONS DEN NIGERIA 2ND EDITION THE SCOOP MY TAKE!!

Okay here the recap from the densweepers diary: "Entrepreneur, Ms. Odewinge, was confident, brutally honest, and very relaxed in the presence of the dragons. She had a strong personality that seemed to be on the cocky side. She was looking for 3 million naira (for 10%) to invest in a business she called “Start-Up City”, a company that would guide and mentor start-up businesses, and start-up professionals through the challenges of starting a business. She presented impressive statistics on the number of start-up businesses that fail within their first year of operation; statistics that Ibukun Awosika noted were almost accurate. Ibukun Awosika also identified the need for what she was trying to do, but failed to see the business sense in it, Alexander Amosu seconded Ibukun Awosika’s point-of-view, opining that it was going to be difficult to get someone who was starting up a business to part with 80, 000 naira in order to receive guidance. At this point, after Alexander Amosu, Ibuk

NICE!! COOL PICTURE OF NIKE OSHINOWO AND HER HUBBY TUNDE SOLEYE!

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pic from sola olowosele Can I just say Nike is always on point with her outfit. I like this!!

Nigeria vs Belgium GOAL RECAP VIDEO!

Hello readers I know you were pleased by the match earlier on today. But just in case you missed it here is the video recap! that was amazing, wouldn't you say?

OMG! NAIJAS OWN CHAMILIONAIRE ON FORBES LIST!! A MUST READ!

And I quote! "No. 18 Chamillionaire (a.k.a. Hakeem Seriki) $11 million Dubbed the "Mixtape Messiah," the Houston native made history last year with "Ridin'," the catchy Grammy-winning single off his 2005 platinum-selling album The Sound of Revenge. It became the top-selling ringtone in history with over 3 million downloads. Ultimate Victory, his sophomore album with a major label, is slated for release this summer and is already generating buzz thanks to the socially conscious rapper's promise that it would be profanity-free, like most of his older recordings. In 2007 he inked an endorsement deal with Energizer batteries." forbes And yes he is Naija watch this youtube video to verify! Well what do you think readers?

TONI AND 9ICE OUT AND ABOUT!! OMG TONI LOOKS HOT PREGGERS!

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pic toni and 9ice at SWE lounge OMG I love the look, check out 9ice and his one and only Toni Looking really great! She certainly is a stylish Mommy 2 be. Keep doing it entrepreneur superstar! What do you say dear readers?

NIGERIA MOVES ON TO THE SEMI FINALS 2-0!

This readers is my prediction for today's match! GO OSAZE! GO NSOFOR! GO TEAM!

LISA RAYE DRAMA! VIDEO FROM LISA RAYE MISICK + PICTURES!

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Okay just in case you have been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks; You might not have seen this AD. It is huge in New York City. Well I doubt Lisa Raye and her estranged hubby Michael Misick would be making any more new adverts for TURKS AND CAI COS Island. The reason? Lets just say Lisa is about to become the EX FIRST LADY of the island and she is certainly not bowing out of the relationship gracefully. Check out this News video clip on her return to the island to claim what she feels is rightfully hers and now read the story below culled from blackvoices! In the case of the scandal and drama surrounding actress LisaRaye McCoy-Misick and her estranged husband Michael Eugene Misick, the hype can be believed. Amid various Internet reports that the 'Players' Club' beauty and the Turks and Caicos Premier are involved in the messy dissolution of their two-year marriage -- which includes allegations of infidelity with BET's '106 & Park'

FELA ARRIVES ON BROADWAY + SIX FIGURE JOBS IN LAGOS + VIDEO CLIPS FROM MY FAVORITE SHOW MILLION DOLLAR LISTING!!

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Hello Readers! Exciting news, did you know FELA has inspired a Broadway show in New York? It is called FELA on Broadway. Check out a couple of clips showing the rehearsal and the producer commenting on the show. Enjoy! Next stop oh my lord I love this show on Bravo TV! Watch out readers sometime next week I will be talking with two fantastic Real Estate Agents whose stories would inspire you. You really do not want to miss out on this one. Okay I know I have not shown fashion pictures in a while but check out these styles from a fashion show held in Lagos. What can I say I love the colors on this one. Is this Naomi Cambell ? Now onto hot expat LAGOS based jobs I found online today: Finance Director Lagos Apply Online The company Our client is a household name drinks manufacturer embarking on an exciting stage of development. With plans for significant investment to achieve dynamic growth they are seeking a high caliber individual to take overall responsibility for

BREAKING NEWS! AMERICA'S AMAZING OLYMPIC SWIM WIN BEATS FRANCE

USA WON THIS AMAZING 4 BY 100 METER FREESTYLE RACE THANKS TO MICHEL PHELPS. FRANCE SEEMED QUITE SURPRISED BY THE WIN. AN AMAZING RACE IT WAS. Guess this video says it all from you tube

HOT DEBATE READERS!! OVER 30 AND SINGLE?

Susan's story from hot group Nigerian Women in the Diaspora: "Over 30, single and very well adjusted, but society - well, Nigerians in particular seem to think there's something wrong with that picture. I've heard it all from 'you know too much' to something about a spirit husband! Oh by the way, are we allowed to cuss on this board? Yes? Good! Fortunately for me, the pressure is not from my immediate family, but so called concerned friends and family. Concerned my a$% !! I am so sick of people saying they will pray for me and I've told quite a number of them to go pray for themselves first (vrs telling them to go do something else with themselves); like being single is a sin or some kind of disease!!" I can go on, but I'm sure you all have something to say. Well readers what do you have to say? Guys must comment on this one!

AWW TOO NICE! CONGRATS! TRADITIONAL PICTURE OF CHRIS OKOTIE AND STEPHANIE HENSHAW'S TRADITIONAL WEDDING!

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pic by uber star photograher solomon Ekhaiyemhe They look absolutely gorgeous! I cannot believe he is fifty! love it love it love it. Metro gist blog has some more pictures be sure to check it out!

HOT NEWS BUSINESS READERS!!!!NIGERIA TO HOST THE FIRST MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS!

Wow exciting News, Nigeria will be hosting the first MTV AFRICA awards show on November 28 2008. Be sure to keep reading Naijagal for more details on the event. "In 2008 MTV will begin the annual MTV Africa Music Awards, to be called MAMA. It will be the channel's first awards dedicated wholly to the African continent." Update: The cool MTV Africa Music Awards will certainly be taking place at the Velodrome, Abuja, Nigeria on Saturday November 22; It will be a two-hour TV show with live performances from African and international stars, awards presentations and the host of this spectacular event is described as an “international superstar”. The show will celebrate contemporary African music talent; It will focus on contemporary African genres, as well as those popular in sub-Saharan Africa, including hip-hop, R&B, rock, Afro Pop, Afro Beat, kwaito, bongo flava, dancehall, soul, rock and funk. In the words of MTV Networks Africa senior vice

BRAIN DRAIN??? WHAT BRAIN DRAIN? MORE LIKE REVERSE BRAIN DRAIN AS AMBITIOUS NIGERIANS RETURN TO TOP LEVEL BUSINESS CAREERS AT HOME!! MUST READ!

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Well the article below from reuters by Nick T says it all! I must say though it is exciting to see the future. Wherever it may lead. The future is now! By Nick Tattersall "Reverse brain drain as ambitious Nigerians come home LAGOS, Aug 6 (Reuters) - From cocktails with hip-hop stars to sushi with smooth-suited bankers, it's no wonder Nigerians moving back after decades in New York or London feel right at home among the high-rolling elite of Lagos. This urban sprawl of 14 million people, the chaotic hub of Africa's most populous nation, may epitomise what many foreigners fear most about megacities in the developing world: violent crime, corrupt police and crumbling infrastructure. Yet legions of young Nigerians, educated at English public schools and U.S. Ivy League universities, are leaving highly paid careers with Wall Street banks and City of London consultancies to return to the Lagos hustle. The draw? Not just a pay package that approaches o

HMM IS SALMAN RUSHDIE DATING OXFORD EDUCATED NAIJAGAL????

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Nope they are just friends? Salman's out and about Just friends: Sir Salman Rushdie and writer Aita Ighodaro His former Special Branch bodyguard has described him as an arrogant and tight-fisted socialist with a handshake like a wet fish, but at yesterday's Cartier polo Sir Salman Rushdie wanted to avoid such jibes as he indulged his talent for schmoozing the ladies. For the second weekend in a row, Rushdie, 61, went to a society event accompanied by the statuesque writer Aita Ighodaro. But while he happily posed with Aita for my picture, Rushdie was less keen to comment on former policeman Ron Evans' revelations in his book, barking: "I'm not talking about that." It was left to Oxford-educated Aita, 25, to spout about her first meeting with the literary knight. "I met him at Buckingham Palace," she trills. "My mum Clare was getting a CBE for services to business and he was getting his knighthood. We're not dating. We are just good frien

ENTREPRENEUR CHRIS OKOTIE INTERVIEW GOD PACKAGED STEPHANIE FOR ME!

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Monday interview culled from Vanguard Newspapers! Enjoy readers... THAT high profile preacher of the gospel and lately presidential candidate of Fresh Democratic Party, Reverend Christopher Okotie is remarrying to charming Stephanie Henshaw in a ceremony spread over three days in Lagos in the second week of August is no longer news. Reverend Christopher Okotie That the twosome will jet out of the country for the month-long honeymoon in several European countries too, is no longer news. What is news is that the ceremony will be devoid of the expected panache and fanfare and as such formal invitations were not printed. The father-in-law is already in town for the ceremony which is billed to take place at the Ikoyi home of the in-laws, the Ikoyi Marriage Registry on Alfred Rewane Avenue, as well as the newly refurbished Household of God Church in Oregun area of Lagos. Our reporter met the fiftyish

OK GUESS WHAT READERS? HOMES IN LAGOS RIVAL NEWYORK AND LONDON! CNN SAYS

Homes in Lagos now rival NEW YORK AND LONDON! Well that should certainly not be a surprise now should it; check out that video link here

16 WAYS TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR BLOG DEAR READERS!

You've got your blog set up and you've started posting pithy, useful information that your niche market would benefit from and enjoy. Days go by, you keep publishing, but no one comments and your traffic stats are barely registering. What do you do? Like any website you own, you must do some blog promotion to start driving traffic to your site. Here are 16 steps, in no particular order of importance, that you can start doing now to get traffic moving to your blog. 1. Set up a Bloglet subscription form on your blog and invite everyone in your network to subscribe: family, friends, colleagues, clients, associates. Http://www.bloglet.com 2. Set up a feed on MyYahoo.com so your site gets regularly spidered by the Yahoo search engine (see tutorial on http://www.biztipsblog.com) http://www.my.yahoo.com 3. Read and comment on other blogs that are in your target niche. Don't write things like "nice blog" or "great post." Write intelligent, useful comments w

FINALLY DRAGON'S DEN NIGERIA ENTREPRENEUR WINS VENTURE CAPITAL FROM THE DRAGONS OVER! MY TAKE!!

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From the dens sweepers diary Yusuf the Dragons Slayer The seventh, and the last entrepreneur for episode 2, Yusuf Bello came to the den seeking a 10 million naira investment in “ Naijacities.com ”, a mobile directory solution company. He was able to demonstrate the service on his mobile phone, and gave the dragons the opportunity to do the same. And it worked perfectly. Yusuf Bello was also confident, and articulate, even when the dragons began to spit fire at his business idea, asking why he felt he was qualified to do this business, he quickly reeled out a very impressive CV which boasted of a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, an MBA, and a Microsoft Certification in Software Development. He was able to prove to the dragons that he had the passion, the focus, and the prerequisite skills for running “Naijacities.com” but how well did he sell himself as a business man? He was able to demonstrate his passion for the immediate kick-off of this business by confirmin