BETWEEN TONING AND BLEACHING “Normal skin colour”???

 

Bisi turned to look at the lady hailing her, she could not place the face.

But I remember faces quite often, she mused to herself. And for her to call me “Bisistic 100”, definitely only secondary school peeps would call me that.

But this face…I can’t remember at all, she thought on.

 

Jenny had walked up to Bisi by now. Bisi on her part was trying to be friendly too, but her confused face failed her.

Haaa ha, senior Bisi, why are you looking like this? It is me, your junior babe then o. Try remember now..

Jenny babe. Jenifer James, Ethiopia house, 2006 set. Me, that..

Bisi remembered like a flash..

My goodness…jenny babe! Jenny babe, the one and only Jenny from Akwa Ibom. Jennyfinest 101!!!

 

I am sorry..come, come , come as she reached out to hug Jenifer.

 

But…what happened? You are now so light. You were a chocolate skinned lady in secondary school now. That was why I could not place your face now. What have you being using you this babe?

 

Leave that side Senior Bisi, I only used creams that moved me back to my normal skin color. I was only dark then because of boarding house stress. Now, I am back to my normal skin color.

And as a marketing professional, I need to look my best you know?

 

These unregulated creams due to chemicals in them can also lead to health conditions like;

Uneven colour loss (Yellow up, black down) redness and severe irritation, dark grey spots, acne (known as pimples), increase in appetite and weight gain, osteoporosis (gradual wearing out of the bones) Kidney cancers among others.

And some people also now use it for their babies just for the babies to look light and fine. Small children o, Haba!!

So, before you buy any cream, make sure it is endorsed by credible Association of dermatologists as safe before buying.

Be concerned about what goes on your skin just the way you will be bothered about what you eat. Is that clear sis?

 

Alright sis, I will think about it and do the needful.

With hugs, and hugs, the 2 friends tried to catch up on old times.

So what exactly is your “Normal Skin Colour”?

Okay, what creams have you being using that has moved you into your  “Normal skin color”?

Okay..I use “carrot oil, mixed with flower water mixed with organic shea butter cream mixed with.. ”

Jeniferrrrr, I am a consultant dermatologist specialized in skin diseases and I can tell you for free that all those your so called organic trends are full of harmful chemical that can increase your risk to poor health in the future.

You know when something suddenly becomes popular in Nigeria, it may be a sign of a problem.

These creams cannot even pass creaming tests to mouses and insects in developed countries.

Many of this so called organic creams are full of steroids such as hydrocortisone, hydroquinone, mercury, among other chemicals. These chemicals should not be taken into the body anyhow because of their effects.

For example,  for any cream, the hydroquinone level should NOT be above 2%, but for the popular skin lightening cream in Nigeria, some are even as high as 13%.

By: Dr. Noimot Abisola Balogun. Founder, Linka.ng

 

 

 

 

AR APP THAT CAN TURN YOUR PHONE INTO YOUR OWN CAR MANUAL BY INFINITI

The AR-driven app interacts with all the various buttons of the vehicle such as steering wheel, audio system, INFINITI control, air conditioning, parking brake, combination meter, lighting control, multi switch panel centre console, interior light, and security.

Credit: Techrader

Arabian Automobiles, the flagship firm of the AW Rostamani Group and the unique seller for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, introduced right this moment the launch of an AR app that goals to make the lives of INFINITI house owners so much simpler.

According to Techrader, INFINITI Driver’s Guide app uses Augmented Reality across various car models to display information that would usually be found buried in the pages of a thick car user manual. With the app, users simply point their phone at a particular button or section of the car to get detailed information of what the button does.

 

Getting to grips

Image by Digital trends

We hopped into the INFINITI QX30 to present the app a fast spin, and positive sufficient it did precisely what it was presupposed to do. You’ll must first do a one-time obtain in both English or Arabic for the automotive mannequin you personal, however after that you may merely faucet on the app after which level the digicam at any part of the automotive that you just want an evidence for.

As an instance, there was a yellow ‘A’ indicator on the dashboard, which utilizing the app we came upon was the indicator for the Idle Stop/Start. The app works greatest in shiny mild for the very best recognition, however will even flip in your cellphone’s flash to assist with detection. It takes slightly below two seconds for the app to acknowledge what you’re pointing at, and as promised you get a full description of what every button or perform does, saving you from thumbing via your automotive handbook in any respect.

The INFINITI Driver’s Guide app is at the moment out there for Q50, Q30/QX30 and QX50 with all different fashions now been updated.

 

 

 

 

 

Teenage SEO Wizard Uses Social Media to Teach Marketing

 

Every year, Google tweaks its search bot algorithm making Search Engine Optimization (SEO) more competitive every year. Thankfully, there are tools like Google Search Console and Neil Patel’s Ubersuggest to help. But are they enough?

Koosha Azim SEO
Teenage entrepreneur and digital marketer Koosha Azim shares his take.

“There are plenty of free useful SEO tools out there that often go unused by the majority of website developers. There are enough websites and blog posts indexed on Google that share every inch of the digital marketing realm. It is up to the entrepreneur or blogger to use these tools or spend way too many hours testing content.”

Meet Koosha Azim

Koosha Azim is a digital marketer who makes videos about SEO and social media. He even releases free marketing tips on his Koosha Azim blog. With several months of rigorous WordPress website optimization experience, Koosha has learned the ins and outs of SEO.

The following is a video from Koosha Azim’s official YouTube channel explaining Reddit and Tumblr SEO practices.

“I had no knowledge of ranking pages, posts, or categories on Google search. After months of rapid searching and reading, I was able to learn much more than I thought would be possible.”

He even believes that LinkedIn is the future of video content. With over 4,000 followers, Koosha also posts much of his YouTube content on LinkedIn to reach more professional audiences.

Much of his following has been accumulated from his videos that often go viral under hashtags such as #linkedin or #marketing.

Here is a recent video he posted on his LinkedIn profile introducing the concept of having a Creator Mindset:

For more information about Azim’s background, history, and work, check out his Everipedia page: Koosha Azim Everipedia & follow him on Twitter.

Curious to know about Snapchat streaks? Check out this article ( click ).
Check out one of Koosha’s articles on Think Media Nigeria

THE SEMANTIC WEB; WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

The key goal of the Semantic Web is to trigger the evolution of the existing Web to enable users to search, discover, share and join information with less effort.

Humans can use the Web to execute multiple tasks, such as booking online tickets, searching for different information, using online dictionaries, etc.

The term was coined by Tim Berners-Lee for a web of data (or data web) that can be processed by machines —that is, one in which much of the meaning is machine-readable.

While its critics have questioned its feasibility, proponents argue that applications in library and information science, industry, biology and human sciences research have already proven the validity of the original concept.

Berners-Lee originally expressed his vision of the Semantic Web as follows:

I have a dream for the Web [in which computers] become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers.

A “Semantic Web”, which makes this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines.

The “intelligent agents” people have touted for ages will finally materialize. The 2001 Scientific American article by Berners-Lee, Hendler, and Lassila described an expected evolution of the existing Web to a Semantic Web.

In 2006, Berners-Lee and colleagues stated that: “This simple idea…remains largely unrealized”.In 2013, more than four million Web domains contained Semantic Web markup.

Even so, machines are not able to carry out any of these tasks without human intervention because Web pages are made to be read by humans, not machines.

The Semantic Web can be considered a vision for the future in which data could be quickly interpreted by machines, allowing them to carry out numerous tedious tasks related to discovering, blending, and taking action on the information available on the Web.

The Semantic Web is a process that allows machines to quickly understand and react to complicated human requests subject to their meaning. This kind of understanding mandates that the appropriate information sources are semantically structured, which is a difficult task.

Hope you have learn few things about Semantic Web. You can search web pages for informations.

Nigeria Joins AfCFTA Member-states as Buhari Signs Agreement in Niamey

At last, Nigeria has given her consent to the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday signed the agreement in Niamey, Niger Republic.

President Buhari [middle] signing the agreement in Niger Republic.

Buhari signed an agreement during the opening ceremony of the 12th Extra Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government.

The Need for Increased Local Investment in Gas Sector, By Fashola

A former Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has called for increased local investments in the gas sector to realise its potential benefits.

Fashola (middle) at the inauguration of an indigenous gas company in Ogun State, Nigeria.

Fashola made the call at the inauguration of an indigenous gas company, GASCO Marine Limited, located at Onijanganjangan community in Abeokuta North Local Government area of Ogun State.

“We can continue to talk about gas flaring and carbon emissions and their negative impacts on the environment, but the situation will not change unless we do something about it,” Fashola said. The former minister, who commended the initiative, said such investment in gas would help government in protecting the environment for future generations. Stressing the advantages in the use of gas, Fashola said “there is about 60 per cent cost saving in the deployment of gas as an alternative to inefficient and polluting diesel.”

He also emphasised the benefit of employment generation through the value chain of gas production, processing, storage and distribution.

 

The effects of Rural-Urban Migration in Lagos, Nigeria

Every choice in this community is defined by the urgent need for survival. For the people of Badia, life is an unending struggle against the increasing challenges of hunger and poverty. They live in a country which ranks 152 out of 187 on the United Nations Human Development Index and which has one of the world’s highest birth rate.

Inside-Out

Overpopulation has long been an issue for Nigeria. Thousands of people migrate from the countrysides and across Africa into Lagos daily, in search of work.

A cross section of busy Oshodi market in Lagos Nigeria.

The city’s rising population is putting massive pressure on housing, and the lack of it is the direct result of why places like Badia exists. Most of the people in Badia have left. They have moved on to other slums, like Ajegunle and Makoko. But some hard-pressed families are still in Badia today, either sleeping in the remains of their homes or struggling even to find space to lay their beds.

Getty image/Lagos, Nigeria.

In recent years, however, with shanties built on illegal grounds, demolition, and forced evictions have become fiercer and more regular at Badia.

According to Amnesty International, the State government demolished the homes of almost 10,000 of the slum’s population in February 2013 and September 2015 consecutively with a devastating loss of life and livelihood.“We have limited access to water, and sewage facility is non-existent. Most of all, some people who were petty traders have lost their businesses.

Causes Of Rural-Urban Migration

The factors that cause rural-urban migration are divided into two major groups known as PUSH or PULL factors. The push factors are those conditions in the rural areas that compel people to leave, while the pull factors are those things in the urban areas that attract people in the rural areas. These push and pull factors include the following:

1. Lack of Social Amenities

Absence of social amenities like good roads, electricity, pipe-borne water, hospitals etc. contribute in compelling people to leave the rural areas.

2. Availability of Recreational Facilities in the Urban Areas

Many people especially the youths leave rural areas to cities where they can find recreational facilities like stadia, swimming pools, cinemas, amusement parks etc.

3. Higher Education

The need for higher education make many people to migrate to urban areas where majority of our higher institutions like universities, polytechnics and colleges of education are located.

4. Employment Opportunities

Many people move to urban areas for meaningful employment opportunities that they might not have access to in rural areas.

5. Marriage

Newly married ladies whose husbands are in urban areas leave their base in order to go and live with their husbands.

6. Business Activities

Those in the rural areas who have business intentions move to urban areas where the business action is.

7. Natural Disaster

Natural disasters like outbreak of diseases, erosion, earthquake etc, may push people away from rural areas to cities.

8. Ostracism

If one is kept at arms length by members of his community for any reason, one of the options left to that person is to migrate to urban areas that is made up of people from different areas.

9. Political Reasons

A person may move from rural area to urban area considered as a point of political activities, in order to participate fully in politics.

Consequences of Rural-Urban Migration

1. Uneven Distribution of Population

The urban areas become densely populated at the expense of rural areas.

2. Congestion

Many urban areas are today congested as a result of mass movement of rural residents into them. More people are now chasing the few houses in urban areas which leads to increase in rents.

4. Escalation of Unemployment

Many unemployed people reject job offers in rural areas and move to cities thereby worsening the unemployment situation.

5. Increase in Crime Rate

Many unemployed people who moved away from the rural areas to cities with the hope of getting employment take to crime when their hopes are dashed in order to keep body and soul together.

6. Agriculture is Greatly Affected

The able-bodied people move to urban areas leaving children and the aged behind in the rural areas to practise agriculture.

7. Increase in Price of Goods

The presence of many people, especially the unproductive, unemployed in the cities, low agricultural productivity, etc, are some of the contributory factors to increase in price of goods.

8. Disparity in Development

The dense population in the urban areas attracts more government attention at the expense of sparse population in the rural areas.

9. More Business Activities in Urban Centres

Densely populated areas like our cities are the focus of business activities because demand is always higher than in sparsely populated areas of the countryside.

10. Increase in Political Malpractices

Political violence is higher in urban areas because of the presence of many unemployed youths from rural areas who constitute ready tools used by the politicians in achieving their atrocious and selfish political aims.

How to Solve the Problem of Rural-Urban Migration in Lagos, Nigeria

1. Provision of Social Amenities to Rural Areas

The availability of social amenities in rural areas will discourage many people from migrating to urban areas.

2. Establishment of Industries in Rural Areas

This will provide jobs to rural residents and discourage them from leaving to cities in search of jobs.

3. Provision of Recreational facilities

If recreational facilities like stadia, swimming pools, cinemas, amusement parks etc, are made available in rural areas, they will reduce the propensity of our youths to move to urban areas.

4. Establishment of Higher Institutions In the Rural Areas

This will discourage rural-urban migration in the quest for higher education which can now be obtained in the rural areas.

5. Improved Agricultural System

If this is done, agriculture will be more attractive and many school leavers will take it as their occupation and stay in the rural areas instead of migrating to urban areas in search of white-collar jobs that are scarce.

Read more:

1. Emmanuel Oboro: Cbjspotlight (2015):Online: https://cbjspotlight.co.uk/2016/06/23/life-in-a-lagos-slum-where-hope-seems-a-world-aw

2. Maduawuchi(2015):NigeriaRural-Urban Migration: Causes, Consequences and Solutions, NigerianInfopedia:Online: https://www.nigerianinfopedia.com/rural-urban-migration-causes-consequences-solutions/

Reasons We Shut Sangotedo Market, By LAWMA

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Friday said it shut down business activities at Sangotedo Market in Eti Osa due to indiscriminate dumping of refuse and poor hygiene practices by traders, resulting in a serious environmental problem in the area.

Citing the recent Executive Order on traffic and sanitation matters signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, LAWMA’s Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, stressed the state government’s zero tolerance for environmental abuse, including illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse as well as defacing of the environment.

LAWMA noted that “the government’s efforts at restoring environmental sanity in the area were being thwarted by unhygienic activities of traders, who had consistently violated environmental laws and refused to patronise assigned PSP operators.”

Kadiri said the management was working round the clock to reposition the organisation to rid the state of waste, necessitating the introduction of “Lagos at 4am” operation and other laudable initiatives aimed at restoring environmental integrity in the state.

The statement encouraged Lagos residents to call toll-free lines 617… Read the full story here: https://wp.me/paLLz4-15c