Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Strike : OAU Postpones Convocation Ceremonies

Strike : OAU Postpones Convocation Ceremonies
        Due to unforseen development occasioned by the ongoing national strike action of the non-teaching staff unions of   universities, it has become imperative for the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, to postpone the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the University earlier scheduled for December 13 to 16, 2017.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the non definite date for the suspension of the strike action has made the suspension of the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the University an unavoidable alternative.

Olarewaju expresses the regret of the University Management for any inconveniences the postponement might have caused the general public, most especially our invited guests, the graduating students, their parents and guardians, friends and well wishers, the alumni, lovers of Great Ife and all other stakeholders.

It will be recalled that the non teaching staff unions of Universities, comprising the Non Teaching Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have embarked on an indefinite strike action against the Federal Government over an alleged disparity in the disbursement of Earned allowance to all the staff unions in Nigeria Universities.

The withdrawal of services of the members of these unions has compelled the management of OAU to ask its students to proceed on "End of the Year" break and the eventual postponement of this year's (43rd) Convocation Ceremonies.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Do You Blog? Or Interested In Starting A Blog? Here Are Blogging Tips For Newbies

Back in 1950s, Andy Warhol said that in the future everyone would become famous in 15 minutes. Well, the future has come and proved that he wasn’t mistaken. Modern web technologies and the diversity of devices open the wide array of opportunities, where everyone can become, for instance, a blogger.

All you need in order to become an opinion leader is a place to express your opinion. A personal blog will be a perfect fit. Don’t worry, it is really easy to start. Here are some blogging tips for you.

  • Write about things you know or are interested in. It doesn’t only make sense, but makes you sound an expert. 
  • Always check the information. If you are going to express your opinion on something, make sure you know what you are writing about and understood the issue correctly.
  • Find your own sounding. Blogging is an art, and every artist needs to find their voice and manner of storytelling. It may not happen immediately, but mastering your own skills is an inseparable part of every occupation.
  • Interact with the audience. Unlike poets, writers or even journalists, bloggers are easy reachable. They come from ordinary people. They share experiences. You must be ready to hear comments – any comments! – concerning your work. You must be ready to reply in an appropriate mode and communicate with your audience.
  • Use social networks. It is helpful both for communication and promotion. 
  • Try different forms of blogging. Write posts, make photo compilations and stories, share videos. Describe your experience, share tips, express thoughts. Don’t stop on one thing, combine different forms of expression.
  • Stay in trend. There must be things that make you special, and there are things everyone is aware of. Trend doesn’t always indicate on low quality. 
  • Know your audience. It is impossible to be someone everyone likes. Nevertheless, there are a lot of people, who share your interests and will look forward to new blogs.

These are the basics, which will help you to start a blog. The rest depends on your persistence, creativity and a desire to self-improve. The rest is easy to learn. You can find more blogging tips on

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

10 Most Expensive Mobile Phones In The World

See the 10 Most Expensive Mobile Phones In The World

Most expensive mobile phones: Phone is a major requirement of our daily lives. Mobile phone or even has the prices vary widely ranging from the cheapest phones in the world up to the most expensive mobile phone in the world. In today’s society, there aren’t many things that people are more attached to than their mobile phones. A person’s cell phone is his gateway into everything that goes on in his life.

With the recent advances in technology, it now seems as if your cell phone can do everything that your computer can do. It then comes as no surprise that your cell phone could cost as much as it does. If you’re in the market for a phone that will do nearly everything, then you should expect to pay a lot of money. Here is a list of world’s top 10 most expensive mobile phones.

10. Vertu Signature Diamond

Exclusive luxury phones from Vertu. Vertu is very famous for its luxury mobile phone products, including mobile phones Vertu Signature Diamond is included in order to-10 list of the world’s most expensive mobile phones. This phone is made of platinum and claimed the best assembly process is done by hand, not machines. Phone decorated with a pretty fancy diamonds produced only 200 pieces. The price of this phone is $ 88,000.

9. iPhone Princess Plus

iPhone Princess Plus has a feature that is not much different from other Apple iPhone mobile phone, which makes this into the top 10 most expensive mobile phones in the world. This iPhone is designed by famous designer Austria, Peter Aloisson. Beside the gold, this special iPhone flavour comes with no less than 138 princess cut and 180 brilliant cut diamonds with a weight of 16.50 – 17.75. And according to Peter Aloisson, the diamonds have the best quality, so owning such a device is quite a remarkable thing. It’s price is $ 176.400.

8. BlackDiamond VIPN Smartphone

At no. 8 in the world’s most expensive mobile phone is Sony Ericsson’s Black Diamond. Jaren Goh created this stylish concept for Sony. It features mirror detailing, polycarbonate mirror and an organic LED technology. Of course, when it comes to Sony, nobody can challenge the screen results. It is decorated with two diamonds, one on the navigation buttons and the other in the back of the phone. The price of this phone is $300,000.

7. Vertu Signature Cobra

Vertu Signature Cobra ranks seven of the world’s most expensive mobile phone. The designs are quite exclusive with the existence of forms such as the Cobra snake on the phone side. Designed by French jeweller, Boucheron, the ritzy phone features one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes, and 439 rubies.

6. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot

This phone comes from a traditional purveyor of a luxury handsets – Gresso, and is called Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot. This phone was established in Switzerland in2005. It is made of solid gold weighing 180 grams. The back panel is made up of African backwoods that is more than 200 years old. That wood is the most expensive wood in the world. Its keys are made of sapphire crystal. And it costs a cool $1 million.

5. Diamond Crypto Smartphone

Based on Windows CE, this smart phone was designed by luxury accessories maker Peter Aloisson. This unique object de art is priced at a crisp $1.3 million and is tagged as the costliest in the world. This one features a cover adorned with 50 diamonds, 10 of which are the rare blue ones. Apart from this, it also features s few sections made in rose gold as well. It also gives protection against kidnapping and technological blackmail.

4. GoldVish Le Million

Goldvish “Le million” is designed by renowned designer Emmanuel Gueit, who designed lots of luxury watches and jewellery. The most luxurious and expensive mobile phone, “Le Million” Piece Unique, had launched in Switzerland. This phone awarded by Guinness World Records as the world’s most expensive mobile phones sold in the Millionaire Fair in Cannes, France in September 2006. Often referred to as the world’s most expensive phone at $1.3 million, this designer phone is bejewelled with 18k white gold and 20 carats of VVS1 diamonds.

3. iPhone 3G King’s Button

For the third most expensive mobile phone in the world is still occupied by a variant of the iPhone, named King’s Button iPhone 3G. The renowned jeweler from Austria Peter Aloisson is the creater of this phone. 138 diamonds are installed on this phone that makes it worth $2.4 million. The beautiful white diamon of 6.6 carats serves as the home screen button which enhances the beauty of this phone.

2. Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G 32GB

For the second most expensive mobile phone in the world, a variant of the iPhone from Apple, the Supreme iPhone 3G is priced at $ 3,200,000. The iPhone 3GS Supreme features a casing made from 271 grams of solid 22k gold and a screen trimmed with fifty-three 1-carat diamonds. The home button is covered with a single rare 7.1-carat diamond. That’s not all, though—the iPhone 3GS Supreme comes in a chest carved from a single block of granite and sports Kashmir gold and an interior lining made with nubuck top-grain leather.

1. Diamond Rose iPhone 4 32GB

The world’s most expensive iPhone to date is the 32 GB iPhone 4 Diamond Rose by Stuart Hughes. With a price of about $8 million the phone’s bezel is made of rose and approximately 500 individual flawless diamonds that total over 100ct. The back is also rose gold and features the Apple logo all decked out with 53 additional diamonds, while the front navigation button is platinum with interchangeable single cut 7.4ct pink or rare 8ct Flawless diamonds in the center.

Compiled by Asap Gist

Friday, 13 November 2015

World’s First Head Transplant A Success after Nineteen Hour Operation

A 36-year-old man has undergone the world’s first successful head transplant. The ground-breaking operation took a team of surgeons 19 hours to complete and has allowed the patient to be cancer-free.

Paul Horner, who was diagnosed with bone cancer five years ago, was on the verge of death when he was approved for the controversial and possibly deadly operation.

Doctor Tom Downey, who was part of the South African team who carried out the operation, told CNN he is thrilled about the results. “It’s a massive breakthrough. We’ve proved that it can be done – we can give someone a brand new body that is just as good, or better, than their previous one.

The success of this operation leads to infinite possibilities.”

Surgeons at Charlotte Maxexe Johannesburg Academic Hospital in SA did the operation in February but had to wait until they could confirm it was successful before they made any public statement.

Downey spoke to reporters on the complexity behind the first ever head transplant. “This procedure is another excellent example of how medical research, technical know-how and patient-centered care can be combined in the quest to relieve human suffering.”

The operation was led by Professor Myron Danus and took place on February 10, 2015.

“Our goal is for Horner to be fully functional in two years and so far we are very pleased by his rapid recovery,” said prof. Danus. “Before the operation, Horner’s body was riddled with cancer and he had less than a month to live. We were fortunate enough to find a donor body; a 21-year-old man who has been brain dead from a serious car accident that happened in 2012. The boys body worked just fine, but his brain was not functioning whatsoever, and there was absolutely no chance of recovery.

He added: “We received approval from the young man’s parents to use their sons body to do the operation. They were extremely happy their son could save a life even in the vegetated state that he was in.”

The man, Horner, has made 85% recovery; walking, talking, doing things a healthy individual does.



Monday, 25 May 2015

GTB To Start Closing 1pm Because Of Fuel Scarcity

The current scarcity of fuel in the nation may have ditched Nigeria in serious mess than we think. Earlier during the weekend, it was the telcos, schools and radio stations but now, it is the Banks, especially Gurantee Trust Bank(GTB).

Below is a copy of the message sent to their customers nationwide.
Dear Customer,

Notice of Early Closure of Branches

The current shortage of petroleum products in the country has limited our ability to supply diesel to all our branches, in order to continue normal branch operations.

Due to this, we unavoidably have to close our branches nationwide at 1pm, from tomorrow Monday, 25th May 2015.

Whilst we have had to take this step to close branch operations early, we would like to seek your understanding at this time, and assure you that we will continue to work hard at finding alternative solutions to this situation and will advise you once the situation has abated.

However, all our alternative channels will be fully functional and available for all your Personal and Business Banking

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Cloudshot Launches Voissapp For Android OS

The mobile application of the Voice of Informed Social Students (VOISSapp) has finally be launched. The launching was part of events lined up for the Dream Seminar held at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University on Saturday.

The Chief Executive Officer of the community application, Kelvin Umechukwu while addressing thousands of students during the launching said the Voissapp was borne out of desire to break limitations and solve problems peculiar to the community.

“Have you ever missed a class because you didn’t know about it? This is the gap VOISSapp has come to bridge”

“Connect with friends, course mates, class reps and lecturers in one platform built for you.”

“Share latest information, gossips and amazing experiences on campus on VOISSapp”

“Voissapp is now available for android OS and can be downloaded on Google Playstore.”

Kelvin also used the medium to appreciate the members of his team who were present at the launching for working together to ensure the reality of the project

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Meet The 100 People Who Could Live On MARS And Never Return

One hundred brave souls from around the globe are now vying for a one-way ticket to Mars, knowing they will never return from the Red Planet. The Dutch-based Mars One project - which aims to send people to live on the faraway planet - has whittled down its shortlist of candidates from more than two hundred thousands to just fifty men and fifty women, more than thirty of them Americans.

Among the array of science fanatics, Trekies, physics majors, engineers and doctors, there were also a few more surprising choices, including a singer who was doing a two-man show in New York at the time of his application for the program; an artist with a fascinating family connection to NASA; a mechanic from a remote part of Utah, and an aspiring novelist.

Andrew Tunks (left), 28, works in health care technology and in his free time is writing a novel. His goal in life is to reduce suffering in the world; Carmen Paul (right), 32, serves in the National Guard and is an avid techie.

From this shortlist, a final crew of four will eventually be sent to Mars, scheduled to arrive in 2025 following a grueling seven-month journey from Earth. Among the 100 prospective Mars colonists, which hail from 40 countries, there are 33 US residents ranging in age from 19 to 60.

The American hopefuls come from all walks of life, including PhD students, engineers, artists, medical doctors, and even a singer and a workout trainer.
Out of the 33 men and women vying for the honors of traveling to Mars, half a dozen are over the age of 50, including a married father of five.

Ryan Macdonald (left) a physics student at Oxford University said: 'The most important thing to do in life is to leave a legacy. A lot of people do that by having a child...for me this would be my legacy.' Claire Weedon (right) is the only Briton who doesn’t work in science and is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie

See the other people at the Source

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Voissapp Partners OAU Peeps For Reliable News Reportage

Voice Of Informed Social Students(VOISS) has eventually been launched in Obafemi Awolowo University partnering OAU Peeps News Agency as one of the media partners to serve the community with reliable news reports.

Voissapp is a social informative platform for communication and information dissemination on campus. Through the platform, students of a higher institution (OAU only for now) can post gists, communicate with course mates, receive information and materials from class reps and lecturers directly, get campus news from reliable sources. Information and upload of materials and lecture notes from class reps and lecturers at the corners notifies you both online and offline via sms.

The platform functions like most social networking site, you can post, like, dislike and comment on posts. Voissapp is your campus buddy. Now you shall not miss classes or miss a material due to lack of information.
According to the brains behind the project; the CS Team (Kelvin Umechukwu, Oyewale Ademola, Makanju Perfect, Odu Oluwafemi, Aladeusi Olakunle, Otuoniyo Harny, Adomokai Peter, Ogunyemi Timilehyin, Alaka Azeez, Ashiru Bamidele, Ayankoya Ibukun, Abidoye Victor), new features will soon be added to the application such as VOISS chat which will enable you to chat with friends on campus, meet new people on campus and get more social informative interaction. Other features are forum, VOISS timetable and so many more. The website is up and running and people can sign up now and start using it but the android app is still undergoing debugging and will be available on the play store for download on February 1. You can access the website by visiting

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Facebook's Whatsapp Comes To Desktop Computers

WhatsApp isn't just for smartphones anymore.

The chat application, which Facebook bought for more than $19 billion in October, will now extend its service so that it can be used on desktop and laptop computers. The app now lets people send and receive messages using a website, in addition to existing mobile apps.

The move expands WhatsApp's reach to even more devices, and underscores Facebook's desire to fuel the world's communications. The service, which has more than 600 million users, is one of the world's largest social chat platforms, and the expansion allows Facebook to make it even more accessible.
WhatsApp is not the only company making this effort. Apple's chat service, iMessage, started as a mobile-only application on the iPhone before the company brought it to desktop computers. Google's Hangouts service also works across devices, as does Microsoft's Skype. And while each company's approach is slightly different, chat is becoming one of the latest battlegrounds among companies hoping to tie customer's devices together under one service.

WhatsApp said its Web service, which launched Wednesday for Google's Android operating system, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, will "mirror" conversations on the smartphone app and users log in through their mobile device. That means customers will still need an Internet connection on their phones for WhatsApp to interact with desktops. But of course, Facebook is already working on this problem too, tying WhatsApp access into its project.

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said in a Facebook post that "platform limitations" kept it from working with Apple's iPhone. The company didn't say when a Web-version that works with iPhones would be released.


Friday, 9 January 2015

Meaning Of Some Smartphone Features You May Not Know

Today, many of you see these features LTE, OTG, OTA, SNS and NFC on smartphones, without actually knowing what they stand for or do to your phones. Have you being wondering what these hi-tech features of smartphones and other mobile device mean and their functions in your phone? Now lets break them down for your understanding.

1. LTE - This stands for Long Term Evolution and a phone that has LTE simply means that that phone is 4G network enabled.

2. OTG - This stands for On The Go meaning that devices with OTG supports USB On The Go. In other words, with such devices, you can use USB devices like flashdrives and printers directly with the phone.

3. OTA -it means Over The Air and therefore devices that support OTA can receive device updates and can easily be updated without needing a PC..

4. SNS -it stands for Social Network Service. Devices with SNS simply mean that the device can easily establish social networks of people via notable social network mediums.

5. NFC -this stands for Near Field Communication. It works like bluetooth but at a very short range for sharing files. It is more secured to use and you don't need to pair or set up anything before making use of it. You can even use it to pay bills and as a travel ticket if your phone has NFC.


Friday, 7 November 2014

MTN Launches N10 Recharge Card Today

Subscribers to the telecommunications service provider, MTN Nigeria will, as from today, have the opportunity to recharge their phones for as low as N10.

The Chief Marketing Officer of MTN, Bayo Adekanmbi, revealed this in a statement on Thursday.

The statement quoted Adekambi to have said that the initiative, to be launched in Kano, was to ensure that no Nigerian was shut out of the values that the network offers.

It stated, “Apart from making it possible for customers to purchase airtime at the lowest rates, it also offers opportunities for small scale entrepreneurs to sell low-unit portion packs of recharge cards as a new revenue stream. Again, everyday people such as Maishayi, neighbourhood stalls, housewives, students, etc would also benefit immensely from this proposition.”

But seriously, will this N10 airtime be really useful? It looks like not necessary to me jor!


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Senate Finally Passes Cyber Crime Bill Into Law

By Emeka Aginam

When Nigeria's telecoms revolution took off after the licensing of GSM operators in 2001, it heralded positive developments for Nigerians as a people, and the economy in general. Communications among Nigerians and between Nigeria and the rest of the world, which was very difficult, became simplified almost overnight.

As the GSM operators penetrated the virgin market, information technology devices became prime gadgets for acquisition by Nigerians.

In no time, computers with internet connections became ubiquitous, and with the coming of data services, devices with mobile internet capability became choice attraction. When the tablet computer took the world by storm, Nigeria and Nigerians were not left out as tablets of various brands found their way to Nigeria, and were promptly gobbled up by a population whose desire to communicate became almost insatiable.

Thus, Nigerians joined the rest of the world in being active in cyberspace. Thousands, even millions, opened email accounts, and started playing games online. E-commerce gained ground, and online retailers are smiling to the banks. But like every good thing, the ugly came with it.
Scammers started operating in cyberspace, ripping off the unwary. While the Police and other law-enforcement agents tried their best, a major flaw existed: there was simply no law that captures cybercrime and prescribes punishment for cyber criminals.

It was this that prompted many interest groups in the ICT arena to clamour for a cyber crime law to regulate activities in the sector as well as to take care of the criminally-minded.

Only recently, the Senate passed the long-awaited Cyber Crime Bill into law.

It would be recalled that in the past 10 years, several bills on cybercrime had been pushed to the National Assembly by the Nigerian Information Technology experts, but none scaled through the final reading on the floor of the Senate.

Many of the bills did not even get a mention, but recently, one of the bills eventually passed through the final reading and was approved by Senate, a development that has drawn commendations from ICT professionals in the country.

In 2011, Senator Gbenga Kaka (APC, Ogun East) had presented a bill to stop cybercrime. But the bill came under controversy due to a section related to social media.

In January, President Goodluck Jonathan in the bill titled, "Cybercrime Bill, 2013", which was routed through the Senate President, David Mark, had urged members of the upper legislative chamber to consider its enactment into law.

The bill introduced July 28, 2011, was targeted at curbing the activities of internet scammers, who always give the country bad name, both locally and internationally.


Cybercrime is a term for any illegal activity that uses a computer as its primary means. It also includes any illegal activity that uses a computer for the storage of evidence.

Cybercrimes include crimes that have been made possible by computers, such as network intrusions and the dissemination of computer viruses, as well as computer-based variations of existing crimes, such as identity theft, stalking, bullying and terrorism.

The passage of the bill is also part of the continuation of measures towards safeguarding the nation's presence in cyberspace while ensuring protection of critical national information infrastructure. Accordingly, the bill provides for the prohibition, prevention, detection, response, investigation and prosecution of Cyber Crimes and for other related matters, 2014.

Boosts Nigeria's image

One thing is clear with the passage of the bill. Cyber crimes, especially the advanced fee fraud popularly known as 419 are expected to be reduced to the barest minimum.

Similarly, with the passage of the bill, notable official government websites including that of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the country's clearing house for IT projects will now be adequately protected..

Meanwhile, chairman of the Senate Committee, Sen. Umaru Dahiru, while presenting the report before the Senate for consideration and passage said that the bill seeks to provide a legal framework for the implementation and evaluation of response and preventive measures in the fight against cyber crime in line with international best practices.

Provisions of the law

It provides a legal framework for the prohibition and punishment of electronic fraud and cybercrime whilst promoting e-government services, electronic communications and transactions between public and private bodies as well as institutions and individuals.
The law has criminalized certain acts and omissions in line with regional and international best practices and provide procedural guidelines for the investigation of such offences.

It also defines the liability of service providers and ensures that national interest is not compromised by the use of electronic communications. Meanwhile, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary session of the Senate on Thursday, 23 October, put the question on the bill that sailed through third reading and was thus passed. Ekweremadu noted that the Bill would go a long way in fighting corruption as well as reduce to the barest minimum the rate of cyber-crime in Nigeria.

Stakeholders react

Commending the passage of the Cybercrime Bill into law, CEO of Mobile Software Solutions, Chris Uwaje however noted that the law is fundamentally flawed by the fact that the foundation for the ICT Legislation Architecture for Nigeria which is the "National Information Technology (IT) Bill" and its enabling Acts- has not been laid.

For Lanre Ajayi, ATCON President, the passage of the bill is welcome , adding that it would boost e-commerce. Similarly, Jimson Olufuye, chairman of the Africa ICT Alliance, also commended passage of the bill, noting that what is critical is smooth, full implementation of its provisions.

Speaking on the new development, Jide Awe, Chairman Publicity, Trade and Event Committee of Nigeria Computer Society believes that the bill requires the President's assent to become law.

"Cybersecurity legislation is however long overdue" he said. The political class has actually been quite slow and it is about having an appreciation of the damage absence of cyber legislation does to a nation and its people.

Provides for a safe digital environment

"Effective enforcement will deter and penalize cyber mischief, and stem the negative misconceptions about the Nigerian nation in the foreign media and community.

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Read About Infinix Zero: You Just Need To Get This Phone!

Read About Infinix Zero: You Just Need To Get This Phone!
Hmmm... Since I set my eyes on this phone called Infinix Zero, I continue to ask myself what Infinix is actually up to by selling this super ruper phone at such a cheap price? My mind do flash back to my Techno H7 that I got about 2 months ago at the rate of N29,500 and I tell myself, only if I had the opportunity to see what is coming ahead. This Infinix Zero is a phone I will recommend for any Android User. I don't mind selling my Tehno H7(don't under rate my H7 if I can see a reasonable buyer to get this. Read below the details of this very cheap phone below. Etisalat gives every buyer of this phone 500MB monthly for the first 12months of purchase. Wow!! this is whooping if you ask me.

Product details

 The Infinix x506 Zero has a cutting edge style, designed to fit your hands perfectly. Comes with a 5.0 inch HD gorilla glass 3 screen, featuring a 13MP rear camera with a backlight through sony EXMOR RS censor and a 2MP front camera. Internal memory of 8GB and 1GB RAM. 

 Big Screen, Better Display
The Infinix zero was designed with a 5 inch high definition capacitive touch screen for an improved viewing experience.

Gorrilla Glass 3
The Infinix zero boasts of Gorilla Glass 3 technology with NDR which enables improved damage resistance and toughness compared to former glass compositions and is up to three times more damage resistant.

Optimum Performance
With eight completely independent cores, the 1.4 Ghz MediaTek processor combines amazing performance with outstanding energy efficiency. Spreading the load over eight cores means MT6592 runs even the most demanding Android apps without breaking a sweat, while using just one core for lightweight tasks and powering down the rest stretches battery life to the max.

Faster multitasking
Android OS 4.4.2 Kit Kat takes system performance to an all time high by optimizing memory and improving your touchscreen so that it responds faster and more accurately than ever before. This means that you can listen to music while browsing the web, or race down the highway with the latest hit game, all without a hitch.

More pixels, Improved Sensor, Amazing results.
With a megapixel count of 2 MP front facing and 13 MP rear camera fused with an exmor sensor that delivers high picture quality and compact size for smartphones. which makes it on a par with any compact digital cameras. The results are super crisp and super sharp images.

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Processor: 1.4GHz octa-core Processor
  • GPU: Mali 450
  • Memory: 1GB or 2GB RAM
  • Colours: White, Black, Gold, Red, Blue, Purple
  • Dimension: 140 x 70 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: -
  • SIM Type: -
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (293ppi)
  • Display Protection: -


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, LED Flash, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, BSI, Geo-tagging, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 2MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB or 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: -

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21mbps
  • HSPA+: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: -
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: -
  • Voice Control: -

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: No (download at store)
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 1920 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Standby Time: -
  • Talktime: -

Konga and Jumia sell this phone at thesame price of N23,900. I recommend you buy from Konga because I am sure of their deal, Click here to ORDER from Konga and get it delivered to you within 1-5 days right in your hostel. Yes, I said hostel!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Enjoy Free OAU INTECU Internet Access Now

This may not last as long as you may think though but we feel it will be good we share with our peeps here while the bonus lasts. You can access the INTECU Wireless Service for free as at this afternoon(2:00pm 27/09/2014) by logging in with the details below.

NB: Awolowo Hall wifi connection works when there is no power.

Username: oau

Password: oau

Enjoy surfing!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Go Through Drop Test (Video)

Apart from great technical specifications, one of the things most people consider when buying a smartphone is durability– ability to withstand accidental physical abuses. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale officially today in some parts of the world and surprisingly, we’re seeing drop tests already. A Youtube user named PhoneBuff uploaded a video showing how strong the phones are.

As predicted by a number of people, the iPhone 6 appears to be able to withstand the stress better than iPhone 6 Plus although both phones ended up with damaged screen.

iPhone 6 survived the back drop. Also when dropped on it’s side, it survived with a few scratches, however, the screen got damaged when dropped face down. That’s to be expected though.

iPhone 6 Plus on the other hand ended with with just a scratch when dropped on it’s back but the screen shattered during the side drop.

Below is the video:

If you know you’ve got ‘slippery fingers’ , drop things all the time and you’re planning to buying iPhone 6 Plus, perhaps going for iPhone 6 is a better idea judging by the video.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth On Sunday, September 7

A newly discovered asteroid will pass “very close” to Earth on Sunday, NASA says.
The space rock is estimated to be 60 feet (18 meters) long. It’s expected to fly over New Zealand about 2:18 p.m. EDT (18:18 GMT).

It won’t hit Earth or any of the thousands of satellites orbiting the planet, NASA says. It will give astronomers and scientists a chance to study it.

The asteroid won’t be visible the naked eye, but amateur astronomers should be able to see it with telescopes.

Called 2014 RC, the asteroid was discovered on August 31 by the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona.

NASA’s Near Earth Object Program estimates there arethousands of asteroids that could threaten Earth, but experts say none of the ones being tracked are expected to hit the planet anytime soon.

Sometimes, though, space rocks sneak by the scientists and amateur astronomers who track them. On February 15, 2013, a nearly 60-foot-wide meteor plunged into Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk with the force of about 30 nuclear bombs. The blast injured about 1,500 people.

The Chelyabinsk meteor was undetected before it was spotted by local residents as it streaked across the sky. It exploded on the same day that Asteroid 2012 DA14, one that was being carefully tracked by NASA, safely passed by Earth.

NASA is trying to speed up the way it tracks potentially hazardous asteroids and to learn how to deflect rocks that threaten Earth. ItsAsteroid Initiative includes a plan to capture an asteroid and tug it into orbit around the moon in the 2020s. If it works, astronauts will land on the asteroid, take samples and bring them back to Earth.

Source: Punch

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Insurgency: NCC To Start Monitoring Phone Calls

In view of the unstable security situation in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says security agencies will soon commence monitoring of all calls to enhance their operational activities in the country.

This Commission announced this recently at a special edition of Consumer Outreach programme organized by the commission at IBB Golf Club, Maitama, Abuja.

According to the commission, plans are in the offing to come up with a guideline that will guide the take-off of the plan in such a way that no subscriber’s right or privacy would be breached in the process.

Though, the Commission promised to ensure full protection of the rights of every consumer through the proposed guidelines, it however noted that there is no enabling law at the moment to guide the operators on such powers and called for a quick enactment of legislations to give the proposed guideline a legal backing by the time the implementation proper kicks off. According to the commission’s legal adviser, Mrs. Yetunde Akinloye, “In view of the worrisome security situation in the country, the security agencies are about to key into peoples’ conversation. We as a regulatory agency are coming with guidelines that will guide the operators on this. Though, at the moment, we do not have a law to guide how the operators should keep consumers privacy in conversation, we also need this guideline. to enhance the smooth implementation of the plan.”

Recall that last year Senator Isa Galaudu, PDP Kebbi North sponsored a bill entitled A Bill for an Act to Provide for Interception, Development and Protection of Communications Networks and Facilities for Public Interest and Other Related Matters 2013.

The bill seeks to give legal backing to relevant national chief security officers, national security agency, Department of State Services and Police to intercept communications considered prejudicial to national security or public interest.

The bill passed second reading in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly and was referred to the Senate committees on Communication, Judiciary and National Security for further legislative input.

However, though the bill generated serious condemnations from different quarters going by wide spread fears of privacy breach it could bring about, it received overwhelming support in the Senate, in September last year.

But the NCC is promising that the soon to be released guidelines will take care of fears of privacy breach and ensure that the process does not affect genuine conversations.

In his opening remarks, the Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Engr. Ubale Maska said since the establishment of the Consumer Affairs Bureau, in 2001, the Commission had taken several initiatives to address numerous challenges consumers are facing by coming up with projects that will ensure and guarantee that consumer are well informed, educated and protected at all times.

Also corroborating him, Director Consumer Affairs Bureau of the Commission, Mrs. Maryam Bayi said, the Commission had made remarkable strides in its bid to protect the interest of telecom consumers, not just as a fulfillment of its mandate but also as commitment to ensure that Nigerian telecoms consumers get value for their money.

she explained that the Commission had come up with a number of regulations and initiatives for the purpose of protecting the telecom consumer interest. They include: the establishment of regulations on consumer code of practice, quality of service, enforcement, mobile number portability among others.

Also speaking, the Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Reuben Muoka described the regulation of the Nigerian telecom sector as a delicate balance for the commission. Muoka noted that the consumer outreach programme of the commission has not only made Nigerian consumers the most celebrated among other consumers in Nigerian economy but has also been recognized by the International telecommunication Union, ITU as an innovative initiative helping the commission to alleviate consumers problems.

Source: Vanguard News

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

AIRTEL Introduces Android Internet Subscription(AIS)

These GSM provider are trying to bring down data subscription affordable for Nigeria. That is why Airtel came up with a new package for Nigeria.

These are new Airtel data bundle for android users.

The Android Bundles are designed to help you get more from your Android device. With the Android bundle you will never have to worry about how much data you consume.
The Android Bundle allows you to enjoy browsing the way you like.

To activate the 2GB Android bundle @ N2000 for 30days, simply dial *437#
To activate the 4.5GB Android bundle @ N3500 for 30days, simply dial *438#
To check your Android data balance, simply dial *223#

1 kobo/kb from 9:59pm - 5:59am & 1.5 kobo/kb from 5:59am - 9:59pm

Life just keeps getting easier on the No1 Internet service provider that makes you Come Alive in Nigeria! Tell your friends and family about it.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Tecno H7 Full Specification, Features and Price

General Information

2G Network GSM 900 / 1800
3G Network HSPDA 2100
4G Network No
SIM Dual mini SIM
Status Available May 2014


Dimensions 143.5 x 72.7 x 8.75
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors White, Black
Cover Plastic


Type TFT capacitive touchscreen with 256,000 colors
Size 5.0 inches, 540 x 960 pixels, 220 pixels per inch (PPI)

Memory And OS

Card slot MicroSD, up to 32GB
Internal 4GB
OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Processors 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset


Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack


2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 7.2 mbs downlink; Up to 5.76 mbs uplink
4G No
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 3.0
USB MicroUSB v2.0


Primary 8MP, up to 2448×3264-pixel pictures camera, HDR, Geo-tagging, auto focus camera with LED flash
Video Yes
Secondary 2MP, up to 1600×1200-pixel pictures


Capacity 2020mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-by Up to 200 hours
Talk time Up to 6 hours 30 minutes
Music play N/a

Other Features

Sensors Accelerometer
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No

- SNS integration – MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Document viewer
- FM radio
- Image viewer and editor
- Voice memo/dial/command
- Predictive text input
- Google Search, Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Opera Mini, Google Talk


Price level About 30,000 Naira

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Archive: Oyeyiola Segun, A Student Of OAU Builds A Solar-powered Car

Like I have always said, Nigerian students are no dull brains, they are only handicapped by the non-working atmosphere and condition created for them. Here is a solar-powered vehicle built by Oyeyiola Segun, a Part 5 student of the Electronic and Electrical Department of Obafemi Awolowo University.

In an exclusive interview with OAU Peeps News Agency, he explained how the car came into existence and the motivations behind it.

OAU Peeps: Can we meet you sir?

Segun: Okay, I am Oyeyiola Segun, a part 5 student of Elect-Elect., OAU

OAU Peeps: We learnt you built this lovely car. Was it a joint project or you did it yourself?

Segun: I did it only. This is not a day’s job, I have been working on it for some months now.

OAU Peeps: So how does the car work?

Segun: Basically it depends on Wind and Solar energy. All the energy derived for these two sources were converted to run the simple car. There are different means of obtaining energy from these two sources but I picked the one that is cool for my car.

OAU Peeps: From what you just said, you can either use the Wind or Solar Energy to power the car’s engine?
Segun: Not either energy, rather both energies are used to power the car.

OAU Peeps: Cool… that differentiates your production from the usual vehicles we see around us I suppose?

Segun: Yes, you are very correct.

OAU Peeps: Could you share with us what actually provoked your innovation? I mean what you thought before coming up with this lovely engine?

Segun: Basically, it is because of the climate change we experience due to the combustion of fuel and you know cars also contribute to that change. So I thought of running a car that will not use fuel for its locomotion. After series of thinking and research work, I came up with the simple method that gave birth to this. So that is the basic reason for the car. Another concern of mine is to produce a car that will function effectively at a reduced cost of maintenance. I believe you know the price of fuel in this country is almost going beyond the reach of a common man?

OAU Peeps: Yes, you are right. Is there any other peculiarity of the car that you will like to share apart from the once you have mentioned?

Segun: Of course yes. Another thing that distinguishes my car from the common ones you see around is that you can know the state of the car through your mobile phones. I wrote a software that you can install which will give you the basic information about the car while in your room.

OAU Peeps: What do you mean by the State of the car?

Segun: I mean the functionality of the car, like the battery level, the weather conditions, the distance you can cover during different weather conditions. In case you have a bad weather. The car also has a GPS in it that helps to know the location of the car. These and many other features embedded in it.

OAU Peeps: Wow! this is very lovely. Do you have plans replicating this nice work in the future?

Segun: The work has come to stay, but I need to keep improving it for now.

OAU Peeps: It took you how many years to put this together?

Segun: That your question can be phased into two categories, do you mean mentally or physically?

OAU Peeps: Lol… you are right. Let us talk about the Physical aspect of it now.
Segun: Okay. We all know how our country is, I mean to get money is not easy but I pray that God will make it easy for everyone of us. The truth is, I cannot really say how long because I started using my personal little money to get the materials together. Let me just say about twelve(12) months.

OAU Peeps: Did you encounter any major challenge during this project?

Segun: Yes, Money. Even at the moment, I still need funds to get some others materials which are in my original paper design which I have not implemented on the car.

OAU Peeps: What will be the summarized cost of this car when fully ready?

Segun: There are lots of things that will lead to summary cost of production, so for now I cannot specifically state the cost but with all the materials that I will be needing since I am not producing in large quantities, its close to a million Naira. Now quantifying my effect and others on foreseen cases.

OAU Peeps: Finally, your message to fellow Nigerian students?

Segun: My message to my fellow students is that Rome was not built in a day. It is better to start anything you want to do now and don’t never, I repeat, never expect someone to believe in your dreams because they may not understand it as you do. Endeavor to follow your heart and do what will make you happy and that which will not affect your fellow being negatively. May God help and bless us all.

OAU Peeps: Amen. Thank you so much Engineer, we are indeed proud of you.

Segun: You are welcome and May God help OAU Peeps News Agency too.