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[BRAND FAIL] #SAD: SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINES TOO NOW EXPLODE!

​Samsung’s bad month gets worse as the South Korean electronics giant warns that some of its washing machines may halt and catch fire. The tech giant says it is working with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on a plan to fix top-loading washing machines prone to what Samsung terms “abnormal vibrations”, or as… Continue reading [BRAND FAIL] #SAD: SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINES TOO NOW EXPLODE!

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[MOBILE PHONES] #RIP: IT’S OFFICIAL, BLACKBERRY HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL NO LONGER PRODUCE PHONES.

It’s the end of an era. BlackBerry, a name once synonymous with high-end smartphones, will no longer make mobile devices. Along with a dismal financial report, the company announced today Wednesday.  It plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners. BlackBerry’s journey to this point has been long and… Continue reading [MOBILE PHONES] #RIP: IT’S OFFICIAL, BLACKBERRY HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL NO LONGER PRODUCE PHONES.

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[WORLD POLITICS] #REBRANDING: HILLARY CLINTON’S UNRELEASED AD SPOT WITH FORMER MISS UNIVERSE; ALICIA MACHADO MAY BE A KILL JOY FOR TRUMP. READ:

Monday night, during the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it was no accident Clinton pointed out Trump’s treatment of Alicia Machado. “One of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest,” said Clinton. “He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them, and he called… Continue reading [WORLD POLITICS] #REBRANDING: HILLARY CLINTON’S UNRELEASED AD SPOT WITH FORMER MISS UNIVERSE; ALICIA MACHADO MAY BE A KILL JOY FOR TRUMP. READ:

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[BRANDS] #PHABLETS: SAMSUNG IS TEASING A NEW MOBILE PHONE WITH 6GIG RAM. CHECK OUT THE SPEC:

Enters; the Samsung Galaxy C9. ​Network: GSM/HSPA/LTE SIM: Dual Sim(Nano Sim/ Standby Sim) Display: 6.0 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels(367 ppi pixel density) OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) GPU : Adreno 510 Card slot: microSD, up to… Continue reading [BRANDS] #PHABLETS: SAMSUNG IS TEASING A NEW MOBILE PHONE WITH 6GIG RAM. CHECK OUT THE SPEC:

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[BIRTHDAY]#SOCIALMEDIA: GOOGLE IS 18 YEARS TODAY.

Google turns eighteen today. The internet giant, which has been gigantic for the majority of those 18 years, has put up a celebratory doodle on its home page, as it has done nearly every year since its humble beginnings in a garage in Menlo Park, California; and every year, the same question arises: Is today… Continue reading [BIRTHDAY]#SOCIALMEDIA: GOOGLE IS 18 YEARS TODAY.

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[BRANDS]#RATINGS: APPLE IS NOW UK’S MOST CHARISMATIC BRAND ACCORDING TO COOLBRANDS UK.

Apple has retained its title as the UK’s perceived “coolest” brand, despite growing doubts over the company’s ability to innovate. Innovation is one of four “cool” factors measured by the CoolBrands survey, but naysaying over Apple did not prevent the company winning out over Glastonbury, Netflix, Aston Martin and Nike. The top ten was rounded… Continue reading [BRANDS]#RATINGS: APPLE IS NOW UK’S MOST CHARISMATIC BRAND ACCORDING TO COOLBRANDS UK.

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[BRANDS]#MUMBAI: AIRTEL, BAJAJ, HDFC BANK RATED TOP BRANDS IN INDIA.

​The third annual ‘BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands’ rankings study by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown has just been released.  According to the report, the total value of India’s most valuable brands has risen by 30 per cent over the last three years, with the Top 50 brands now worth $90.5 billion; HDFC… Continue reading [BRANDS]#MUMBAI: AIRTEL, BAJAJ, HDFC BANK RATED TOP BRANDS IN INDIA.

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[COMMUNITY] #UNFPA: GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN IMO STATE.

​Monarchs across the 637 autonomous communities in Imo State have been tasked to work in synergy, to eradicate the growing incidence of female genital mutilation in the state. Wife of the state governor, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha, who stated this during the United Nations Population Fund Agency (UNPFA’s) courtesy visit on Governor Rochas Okorocha and awareness… Continue reading [COMMUNITY] #UNFPA: GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN IMO STATE.

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[CREATIVES’ HEALTH] #FORUM: DR IFEANYI NSOFOR SAYS NIGERIAN HEALTH RECORDS ARE INCONSISTENT & MISLEADING.

​Nigeria Healthwatch has said most health related data about Nigeria are incorrect and misleading, making policies on healthcare difficult to implement. The consultant to Nigeria Healthwatch, Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor who spoke to Daily Trust in Abuja on Monday after a Press Briefing ahead of its second annual flagship event; “The Future of Health” Conference with… Continue reading [CREATIVES’ HEALTH] #FORUM: DR IFEANYI NSOFOR SAYS NIGERIAN HEALTH RECORDS ARE INCONSISTENT & MISLEADING.

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[ENEWS] #BRANGELINA: BRANDS ARE EXPLOITING BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE’S DIVORCE. CHECK PEOPLE’S REACTION:

Founded 22 January 1993 (23 years ago) Norwegian Air Shuttle, trading as Norwegian , is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe, the second-largest airline in Scandinavia , and the ninth-largest airline in Europe in terms of passenger numbers. It offers a high-frequency domestic flight schedule within Scandinavia and Finland, and to business destinations such… Continue reading [ENEWS] #BRANGELINA: BRANDS ARE EXPLOITING BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE’S DIVORCE. CHECK PEOPLE’S REACTION:

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[BRANDS] #ENDORSEMENT: FALZ THA BADT GUY BAGS MERRY BET DEAL.

​Nigerian rapper, actor, and songwriter, Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz has added to his number of endorsement deals by bagging an ambassadorial role with sports betting platform, Merry Bet. The rapper put pen to paper on his new deal earlier on Friday, September 23. Falz was recently announced as one of… Continue reading [BRANDS] #ENDORSEMENT: FALZ THA BADT GUY BAGS MERRY BET DEAL.

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[CAMPAIGN] #PECADOMO: PEAK MILK MOVES TO NEIGHBOURING MARKETS.

​Weeks after Nigeria’s premium dairy brand, Peak Milk began the Peak Can Do More “PECADOMO” awareness campaign, the crusade has been taken to no fewer than eight major markets within the Lagos metropolis in the south- west Nigeria. The PECADOMO campaign train began in Agege market in Lagos, on September the 8th, 2016, where consumers… Continue reading [CAMPAIGN] #PECADOMO: PEAK MILK MOVES TO NEIGHBOURING MARKETS.