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2014 As Told By Hashtags

Segun Balogun

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It has been an interesting year on the social media calendar. More than any other period in history, social media technology has become a permanent fitting in our lives. In entertainment, politics, business, sports and other spheres of lives, social media has become a denominator of sort. Social media, like Twitter is an important channel for engaging fans and amplifying message to target audiences. At the beginning of every new year men of God especially from a country like Nigeria , do predict what they belief the new year will be like.The use of hashtag on social media like Twitter for me , has define what the year 2014 really look like. In this post we will be looking at 2014 as told by hashtags. These are the topics that were abuzz in Twitterverse throughout the year, you may have used some of these hashtags yourself.

#Sochi2014

date : February 7-23, 2014:

Sochi2014-techcribng The 2014 Winter Olympics began on February 6 in Sochi, Russia and eventually became the most expensive Olympics in history, with expenses amounting to US$51 billion. Controversies and problems riddled the event as documented by athletes and members of the press under the hashtag #SochiProblems and #SochiStrays.

#Oscars2014

March 3, 2014:

This year, the Oscars broke Twitter with an epic selfie.

#MH370

March 8, 2014:

mh370-techcribng Even as we are entering 2015, there is still no word about the fate of flight MH370, except that authorities are still searching for it. While bound for Beijing, China from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with more than 200 passengers and crew members on board, the plane disappeared without a trace, sparking an unprecedented massive multinational effort to find the plane.

#Ebola

Date:March 25, 2014:

ebola 2-techcribng It was announced that there was an outbreak of Ebola, a rare but deadly virus, with cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, it was only on September 30 that #Ebola started trending when Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed in the United States. To date, 17, 145 cases have been reported and 6, 070 people have died of the disease, the largest Ebola epidemic so far.

#BringBackOurGirls

April 15, 2014:

michelle obama bbog-techcribng 276 girls were kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, Borno at Nigeria. The Twitter hashtag campaign was to pressure authorities into taking swift action against the terrorists and to bring the girls back to safety. First started by Ibrahim M. Abdullahi, the hashtag eventually snowballed as various individuals in Nigeria began to pick it up as a way to inform the world about the plight of the girls. Advocaters for the hashtag include Malala Yosafzai, Hilarry Clinton, and Michelle Obama. malala-techcribng

#Sewol

April 16, 2014:

sewol-techcribng En route from Incheon to Jeju, a South Korean ferry with 476 passengers, most school students, capsized and sunk. Only 174 were rescued. To date, 295 bodies have been recovered, with 7 still missing. The tragedy prompted national outcry for the captain of the ferry to be prosecuted, for deserting the ship. In November, it was reported that he escaped the death penalty and was sentenced to a 36-year sentence for willful negligence.

#YesAllWomen

Date : May 23, 2014:

#YesAllWomen-techcribng Elliot Rodger, 22 killed 6 people and injured 13 others on a killing spree near University of California, Santa Barbara in Isla Vista, California. He also shot himself. His motivation for his actions came to light in a series of Youtube videos detailing his hatred for women for scorning him and for men who stood in his way. This prompted women to share their stories of harrassment, sexual assault, and fear online through the hashtag #YesAllWomen. It sparked further debate when men responded with the hashtag #NotAllMen.

#RIPMayaAngelou

Date:May 28, 2014:

#RIPMayaAngelou-techcribng Celebrated author and poet Maya Angelou passed away peacefully at home. Best known for her book “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings“, Angelou was widely regarded as an outspoken and prominent voice for black people and women. Many took to Twitter to pay their respects. obama honor-#RIPMayaAngelou-techcribng

#WorldCup2014

June 12-July 13, 2014:

suarez bite-techcribng The 20th FIFA World Cup in Brazil was another major sports event of the year, which saw riots and protests over corruption and ballooning costs for delayed construction of facilities. During the games, Twitter was abuzz with US goalkeeper Tim Howard’s amazing 16 saves, Luis Suarez’s bite, Brazil’s terrible performance on home soil and Germany meeting Argentina for the finals, both waiting to bring home the Cup. worldcup-2014-techcribng

#GazaUnderAttack

date: July 7,2014

The relationship between Israel and Gaza has always been rocky but this year, conflict erupted when Israel retaliated with Operation Protective Edge when Hamas launched rockets at them. Since then, social networks has been rife with pictures of casualties and death, articles detailing the conflict, and declarations of solidarity on both sides. #GazaUnderAttack-techcribng

#IceBucketChallenger

Date:July 14, 2014:

The Ice Bucket Challenge dominated social feeds for weeks as celebrity after celebrity dunked themselves with ice water in an effort to raise awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a disease which affects neuro cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to paralysis. By the end of August, the challenge helped raise $100 million for research.

#MH17

July 17, 2014:

mh17-techcribng It’s a tough year for Malaysia’s national carrier. Around 4 months after the MH370 tragedy, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was reportedly shot down from the air while flying over the Ukraine-Russia border. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board perished in the crash. Retrieval of the passengers’ bodies were hampered by the conflict happening in the area but eventually the bodies were identified and sent home for burial. To date, 6 bodies remained unidentified.

#RIPRobinWilliams

Date:August 11, 2014:

#RIPRobinWilliams-techcribng The world grieved when news about Robin Williams, beloved actor and comedian, being found dead in his home hit the air. Widely known for his iconic movie roles and his comedic genius, tributes poured all over Twitter as fans paid their respect to Williams via the hashtag #RIPRobinWilliams. The tragic circumstances surrounding William’s death ignited talk and discussions about depression and suicide.

#Ferguson

Date:August 12, 2014:

#Ferguson-techcribng Protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9 is still ongoing today. Many on Twitter called for justice for Brown who died after being shot by police officer, Darren Wilson, on top of highlighting the issue of how black people are racially profiled and treated with suspicion automatically. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown carried photos of themselves and asked the question of how the media would use their photos to profile them. Protests took a turn for the worse when the police force decided to confront the protestors instead of investigating Wilson. The media were not spared either when they were arrested for doing their job. By the end of November, the verdict came in: Wilson walks. This prompted uproar and fueled more protests which now include the deaths of Tamir Rice and Eric Garner.

#Gamergate

Date:August 16, 2014:

Gamergate-banner-techcribng Gamergate which was supposed to be a fight for ethics in videogames journalism turned into a blatant attack on women journalists in the industry. Indie game developer, Zoe Quinn became the first target when her ex-boyfriend accused her of cheating on him, in his blog post. This developed into the misconception that she was sleeping around to get coverage for her game. The incident escalated to the point of misogynistic attacks on prominent women in gaming and pop culture, including Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu causing them to leave their homes for safety.

#RIPJoanRivers

Date: September 4, 2014:

#RIPJoanRivers-techcribng After complications from a throat proccedure, comedienne Joan Rivers passed away at age 81. Known for her sharp tongue and humor, Rivers was never one to hold back on her comments or her self-deprecating jokes. Her death was another blow to the comedy industry.

#Indyref

Datee:September 18, 2014:

indtref-scotland-techcribng Scotland votes on whether they become an independant state or not. Referring to the Scottish Independence Referendum, #Indyref generated further hashtags such as #BetterTogether, #ScotDecides, #VoteYes, #VoteNo (to name but a few) for the month leading up to and on polling day itself. In the end, Scotland ‘voted’ to stay. yes-=scotlan-techcribng

#Bendgate

Date: September 19, 2014:

benfgate-techcribng The iPhone decided to grow big with the introduction of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus but within days of its launch, #iPhone6 was soon replaced by #Bendgate. Horror stories about the slim and large phone bending in pockets began to surface and the competition decided to jumped in on the action with their own jokes about bending and flexing phones. #Bendgate 2-techcribng

#UmbrellaRevolution

Date: September 26, 2014:

#UmbrellaRevolution-techcribngStarting out as #OccupyCentral, the protest was to call for China to give the people of Hong Kong their right to elect and vote for their own leader. University students and their peers took to the streets prompting news, discussions and footage of their conduct. The protests became violent when police shot rubber bullets and tear gas at the protestors prompting them to shield themselves with umbrellas, bringing about the #UmbrellaRevolution.

#halloween

Date: Oct 31, 2014

halloweeen -techcribng Halloween is a holiday annually celebrated on October 31. Some people hold Halloween parties on or around this date, where the hosts and guests often dress up as skeletons, ghosts or other scary figures. Common symbols of Halloween include pumpkins, bats and spiders.

#BreakTheInternet

Date: Nov 12-14, 2014

#BreakTheInternet-techcribng Kim Kardashian tried and failed to break the Internet by posing nude for Paper magazine, but at that point the world had already seen her naked far too many times for anyone to be terribly shocked or taken aback. Several weeks later, many argued that it was Solange Knowles who successfully broke the Internet when she and her wedding guests appeared in artsy photos at Knowles’ wedding to beau Alan Ferguson.

#sonyhack

DATE : DEC 8, 2014

SONY HACK-TECHCRIBNG Sony was hit by another hack Monday when its PlayStation network went offline for a few hours.READ FYLL STORY HERE

#Instagrampurge or #instagramrapture

Date : DEC 19-20, 2014

instagram rapture Instagram deletes over huge number of accounts on the service that they believe are posting spam. They announced their plans to clean up the social media service about a week ago after beating Twitter with 300 million active users. The Instagram’s spam purge reveals high-profile accounts with fake followers. Justin Bieber’s Instagram fan base plummeted by 3.5 million fans in the past 24 hours. Akon’s follower count dropped to 1.9 million from 4.3 million. top-instagram-users-who-lost-the-most-followers-this-week-followers-lost-between-dec-17-18_techcribng

CONCLUSION

In 2015, there will be certainly more engagement in the social media space. The number of users will grow and the use of hashtag will also increase. There are indications that local content will also grow to ensure that rural dwellers are in social media use like twitter. Any suggestion , comment , feel free to let us know by using iour comment box.. Merry Christmas and happy new year in advance..

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100 Happy New Year 2018 Messages , New Year SMS & Wishes To Sends To Your loved ones

Segun Balogun

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Getting the new year wishes makes everyone feels happy. So are you ready to welcome the new year in a unique style? On the New Year Eve, you will get the mixture of Happy New Year Messages in which some will pray for your health,  Breakthrough in Business, some will for your prosperity and others.

As you already know, New Year is one of the biggest events which is celebrated by almost all the people of this world. This is like a festival as everyone goes to clubs, Church, Mosque or a place of prayer and lounge for the party with their friends and they send the New Year 2018 SMS to their friends who are busy in some other city or country.As the time flies and 2017 are about to end so welcome the new year which is knocking at the door. So before it comes send the Happy New Year 2018 Messages to your friends, relatives and special ones. So start the new year day while partying and welcome it with the full blast and send Best Happy New Year 2018 SMS and Happy New Year Cards 2018 to your friends.



Happy New Year 2018, Friends! Greet all your loved ones this special day with our best Happy New Year Quotes, New Year messages & SMS, New Year Poems and eCards.

Let everyone know you remembered them today!

Happy New Year! It is time to forget the past and celebrate a new beginning.



In every thing there must be a season,
a time 2come and a time 2go.
I pray that this New Year brings
2you happiness and joy 4ever and ever.”

My wishes for you are not limited to just the next year but to all the years that you experience in your lifetime and in your reincarnations!
Have a fun-filled, smashing, rocking and happening New Years!

New Year is not about changing the Dates but Direction;
It’s not about changing the Calendar but Commitment;
It’s not about changing the Actions but Attitude;
It’s not about changing the Fruit but Faith, Force and Focus!
May you Commit and Create the best New Year ever! ø new year sms for girlfriend ø

As this year is ending, I wish all the negativity and difficulties also end with this year and 2018 bring success and desired results for you.

As the new year renews all the happiness and good tidings, hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in your heart forever! Happy New Year!

Lighten up your surroundings with your sweet smile and make way for happiness with your good deeds this New Year. Happy 2018.

Wish your Life always remains Bright throughout. Have a rocking New year.

Lets celebrate this blissful, cheerful, colorful New year. with a smile. Wish you Happy new year.

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May each day of the coming year Be vibrant and new bringing along Many reasons for celebrations & rejoices. Happy New Year!



Forever my warm wishes are with you, Have a promising and great new year. ‘~’~’ short new year sms/quotes 2018 ‘~’~’

Wish you a bright, prosperous, and glorious new Year ahead. Happy new year.

New hopes!
New resolutions!
New Aspiration!
Love N Laughter in your life!
Peace N Prosperity in your life!
Success N Good Times On New Year!
Wishing you a Sparkling N Rocking New Year……..new year wallpaper 2018.

 

New Year be the best ever
Filled with joy, love, laughter
Fun, Humor, cheer!
My dear happy new year.

 

I wish you spend a great year ahead that starts with happiness and ends with that too. Happy New year.

 

My wishes for you, Great start for Jan,
Love for Feb, Peace for March,
No worries for April, Fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov, Happiness for Dec.
Have a lucky and wonderful 2018

U’ve
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i________i CARD.
Open it…
§«§«§«§«§«§«§«§«
§ H A P P Y §
§ NEW YEAR §
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Lets welcome the year which is fresh
Lets welcome the year which is new,
Lets cherish each moment it beholds,
Lets celebrate this blissful new year.

 

New Year Eve or Old Year Night is observed on December 31 the final day of the Gregorian year the day before New Year’s Day. ? Happy New Year 2018.

Let’s welcome the year which is fresh and new, Let’s cherish each moment it beholds, Let’s celebrate this blissful New year. ? Happy New Year 2018.

Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.

May the New Year gives you the strength to face the challenges of life, courage to adjust the sail so as to take every situation to your stride. ? Happy New Year 2018.

As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is to wish you and your family a wonderful year ahead. ? Happy New Year 2018

This new year wishes messages will make for the sweetest expansion to your New Years cards, your vacation photograph book or even a stylistic theme piece for your yearly New Year’s Eve party. In case you’re sending your welcome out the way it was done in the good ‘old days, keep in mind to include a bubbly profit address mark for best of your welcome.




You May interested to Read: Happy New Year 2018 Resolution Quotes ideas

New Year is the time to unfold new horizons & realize new dreams, to rediscover the strength & faith within you, to rejoice in simple pleasures & gear up for new challenges. Wishing you a truly fulfilling 2018

Wishing y?u and your family best wishes f?r Peace Profound-during this New ?ear and may ?ll your expected-dreams come t? reality. ? Happy New Year 2018

Hope this New Year brings, new hopes and aspirations, Along with the zeal and courage to, Keep up with those commitments. Wish you all the best and a Happy New Year 2018

Wishing you a New Year that’s
Sparking with Fun N Masti..
Bursting with Joy N Love…
& crackling with cheers N laughter!
Rocking with G00D Times N G00D Fortune – – – short happy new year sms

Remember the laughter,
the joy,
the hard work,
and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year,
also think of the new one to come.
Because most importantly,
this is a time of new beginnings
and the celebration of life.”
Happy New Year .
May The Year 2018 Bring for You….

 

Happiness,Success and filled with Peace,
Hope & Togetherness of your Family & Friends….
Wishing You a…*’*HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018*’*

 

Sparkling Crackers Colorful Night Sweetest Bite Smiling Faces Delicious Dishes Only Luv, No Fear Let’s Welcome the New Year.
Happy New Year

 

As the new year blossoms,happy new year sms for friends
may the journey of your life
be fragrant with new opportunities,
Your Days be bright with new hopes
and your heart be happy with love!
Happy new year dear friend……………………………happy new year sms for friend

Its New year’s Eve! Jig & Jive, Strum & Drum….
Have a rocking party that’s full of fun N masti…

Hey! It’s me here…
Wish a big hug to say
May all your dreams…
come true this year
Happy New Year 2018.




In my thoughts, In my heart,
You are always with me,
My love and always will be!
You are the one I always dream of
You are the one who completes me,
I love you so much Sweetheart!
And you will be in every part of
my life in this New Year!
Happy New Year sweetheart…………………..happy new year sms for girlfriend

2017 is bowing out…New year 2018 is here
Shake your body, do a turn….
Wishing you 365 days of rocking fun!
24/7 days smiles N success
24/7 days cheers N laughter
Have amazing fantabulous New Year

In this New Year….
Mày Good Health N Good Times
Mày Good Luck N Good Fortune
Alwàys with you
Hàppy New Year

I wish You dear buddy in New Year
24/7 Days Joy
24/7 Days Smiles
24/7 Days Good Times
24/7 Days Good Fortunes

A lovely new year on your way,
Greet new year with your cute smile..
Walk on your path,
Love in your own way,
Talk in your own words….
Do what your heart says….
And then one day world will say
It is your day
Wishing You A
Happy New Year

May the dawning of this New Year
Open up for you New Horizons,
Fill your heart with New Hopes and bring for you!
Promises of Brighter Tomorrows!
Wishing you Happiness and Prosperity in the New year!

Hope the New Year
Sweetens up your life..
With Joys and Surprises..
Happiness and Success..
Brighten up Your Life..
Good Health and Good Times
Happy New Year

Wishing you a year of
Happiness & Success
Peace & Prosperity
Health & Wealth
Also a Year of
Love & Laughter
Happy New Year

May every day of the New year glow
with good cheer and good times for
You and Your Family
Wish You A Prosperous
Happy New Year……………….short greetings msgs of new year

End of season Sale….
Sale…..
B I G Sale 2017
Only 1 year used
in very good condition
Discount 70%

Let’s hve party because it’s *.*.*New Year Eve*.*.*
Celebrate Happy New Year 2018 with me all the night,
so that we can end the year together and start the new year together……new year sms for friend

Goodbye 2017
You Made Me Smile
You made me Happy
You made me crazy
You made me cry,
Made me laugh,
but it is time to move on.
Welocme 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR FRIENDS

You are the best friend that I could ever have.
I wish that we will have more time to share this year!
Happy New Year 2018.

Might This New Year Be An Awesome Voyage Towards Your Fantasy Destination
Where Every One Of Your Kisses Are Come Back With Enthusiasm,
Your Embraces Are Responded With Warmth And You Generally
Have Your Friends And Family To Hold Your Hands In Times Of Need.

We have shared laughter, stories, pains and secrets.
You are more than just a friend to me
because you made me feel like I am your family.
Happy New Year!.




Let us celebrate this aggravating, poetic, magnificent, magical
New Year 2018 with a great smile.
Wishing you a year full of pleasure and prosperity.

We may be far apart but you are always in my heart.
May you have a healthy and abundant New Year!

Actual success comes only to those who are ready for it.
So never step back and always have the courage to accept new challenges.
Wishing you a very happy new year 2018.

My family and friends,
I wish that this new year ahead throws at you much pleasure, health, work and winning in their life plans.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018.

New Year is a time for festivity
of love, of life, of Friendship.
Hereupon, it is the time to thank God
for the wonderful people around.




In this New Year, I wish on our behalf to that One being who made this pretty creation
involving our relationship too, to keep our love alive and
intact in our thick and thin times.

Achievement is not something that falls from the space,
it’s something to look after of every day,
I hope that 2018 will be an excellent year in your life.

Send Happy New Year 2018 Messages to Your Well Wishers

Here’s your chance to turn over a new leaf.
May you have a successful journey ahead. Happy New Year

New Year is a time to celebrate with friends and family,
to have fun, to catch up and to party.
So may you enjoy your New Year with your loved ones.

Let us dance and dine.
This New Year is more exclusive because it is celebrated with you!

In everything, there must be a weather,
A time to come and a time to go.
I pray that this New Year brings
To you pleasure and joy forever and ever.

12 Months happiness, 52 weeks fun,
365 Days laughter, 8760 hrs good luck,
525600 Minutes joy, 31536000 seconds success,
So wishing u a Happy New Year.

I determine to stop wasting my resolutions on myself
and use them to repay you fo
r the warmth you’ve shown me.
Happy New Year!

Let go of the past behind you.
Right ahead, lies a new beginning.
Make it a memorable experience.
Happy New Year 2018.
Cheers to New Year 2018, Enjoy Happy New Year Messages

“Let’s welcome the year which is fresh, let’s welcome the year which is fresh and new,
Let’s cherish each moment it beholds, let’s celebrate this blissful New Year.”

“In this New Year, I wish you achieve all your goals in life,
And get success at every step of life, enjoy a rocking year.”

“In everything there must be a season, a time to come and a time to go,
I pray that this New Year brings to you happiness and joy forever and ever.”

“May happy times and warm memories brighten your new year,
Have a great year, Happy New Year!”

“This New Year may all your troubles vanish like magic,
May you reach out to great glories and achieve all that you desire,
Happy New Year!”

May This New Year Give You The Courage To Triumph Over Your Vices And Embrace The Virtues.

May You Have A Year That Is Filled With Love, Laughter, Brightness, And Hope. ? Happy New Year 2018

I Wish You A Very Happy And Warm New Year, Full Of Joy, Happiness And Success. Happy New Year.

Wishing You The Joy Of Family, The Gift Of Friends And The Best Of Everything For The New Year. ? Happy New Year 2018.

May This New Year Illuminate Your Life And Bless You With Prosperity And Joy Today And Always. ? Happy New Year 2018.

May This New Year All Your Dreams Turn Into Reality And All Your Efforts Into Great Achievement. ? Happy New Year 2018.

Years Come And Go But We Will Remain Friends And Never Be A Foe. Therefore, Before The Sun Sets Down Low, I’m Wishing You A Happy And Prosperous New Year. ? Happy New Year 2018.

How Fast Time Moves, We Are A Few Hours Away From 2018. As You Look Forward To Witnessing The Glory Of The New Year, May It Bring With It More Fulfilled Promises.? Happy New Year 2018.

How Fast Time Moves, We Are A Few Hours Away From 2017. As You Look Forward To Witnessing The Glory Of The New Year, May It Bring With It More Fulfilled Promises. Happy New Year.

My wishes for you, great start for Jan,
Love for Feb, peace for March,
No worries for April, fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov, happiness for Dec.
Have a lucky and wonderful Happy New Year 2018

Happy, Happy New Year!
We wish you all the best,
Great work to reach your fondest goals,
And when you’re done, sweet rest.

Nights are Dark but Days are Light,
Wish your Life will always be Bright.
So my Dear don’t get Fear
Cause, God Gift us a “BRAND NEW YEAR”.
? Happy New Year 2018.

I met love, health, peace & joy,
They needed a permanent place to stay.
I gave them your address
hope they arrived safely ??
Happy New Year 2018.




  • The New Year means nothing if you’re still in love with your comfort zone. ? Happy New Year 2018.
  • The Future Belongs To The Competent. Get Good, Get Better, Be The Best! ? Happy New Year 2018.
  • Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. ? Happy New Year 2018.
  • A New Year a new start and way to go! Wishing you a successful and glories Happy New Year 2018.
  • Fake It Until You Make It! Act As If You Had All The Confidence You Require Until It Becomes Your Reality.
  • To dress up today in the threadbare garments of yesterday is to create an impoverished tomorrow. ? Happy New Year 2018.
  • For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. ? Happy New Year 2018.

 









  • HAPPY NEW YEAR POEMS

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That’s not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of a year.”Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Happy New Year to you!
May every great new day
Bring you sweet surprises–
A happiness buffet.
Happy New Year to you,
And when the new year’s done,
May the next year be even better,
Full of pleasure, joy and fun. Joanna Fuchs.

HE UNKNOWN FUTURE
Life is a book in volumes three–
The past, the present, and the yet-to-be.
The past is written and laid away,
The present we’re writing every day,
And the last and best of volumes three
Is locked from sight — God keeps the key.

 

NEW YEAR

At the sound of the tolling midnight bell
a brand new year will begin.
Let’s raise our hopes in a confidant toast,
to the promise it ushers in.

May your battles be few, your pleasure many,
your wishes and dreams fulfilled.
May your confidence stand in the face of loss
and give you the strength to rebuild.

May peace of heart fill all your days
may serenity grace your soul.
May tranquil moments bless your life
and keep your spirit whole.




HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU
A new year is beginning to peak through
softly beautiful and different like new falling snow,
each day unique and shaped just for you.
Your life adding something as each day does grow.
My wish for your new year is beauty
and softness with surprises thrown in for delight.
Love for each day bringing happiness to you,
making your life a scene of sparkle and shining sunlight.

LET THE NEW YEAR BE…
Let the new year be a year of freedom from sin,
a year of service, a year of trust in God,
and it will be a happy year from first to last.
It may be the hardest year we have known,
but it will be the happiest….By J. M. Buckley ~

NEW YEAR
To leave the old with a burst of song;
To recall the right and forgive the wrong;
To forget the things that bind you fast
To the vain regrets of the year that’s past;
To have the strength to let go your hold
Of the not worth while of the days grown old;
To dare go forth with a purpose true,
To the unknown task of the year that’s new;
To help your brother along the road,
To do his work and lift his load;
To add your gift to the world’s good cheer,
Is to have and to give a Happy New Year.





In the meantime, enjoy the fireworks, the loud and boisterous family dinners, and the quiet intimate meal with your loved one. And don’t forget! Greet everyone with Saying Images‘ specially curated quotations and specially made greeting cards. Enjoy and don’t miss this opportunity of sending warm wishes to your near and dear ones. Happy New Year 2018 to everyone out there and cheers!



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10 Prestigious Masters Scholarships For Africans That Accept Second Class (2/2) Or Third Class Yearly

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If you are among a long list of students who have been wondering why there aren’t any scholarships for students with a degree in lower second class or Third class, keep reading.

Many of these scholarships are often sponsored by organisations or large families in conjunction with the granting universities. Those that offer them usually consider them an investment rather than a gift. It’s no wonder scholarships have very taut strings attached.

Some of the conditions for awarding these scholarships may include some or all of these:

  1. Academic merit
  2. Employment potential (absorbing student into the donor organisation after studies)
  3. Expectation of maintaining a certain grade point average
  4. Suitable career goal
  5. School or Organisation representation in activities
  6. Community/Region affiliation
  7. Leadership potential

Although finding scholarships that don’t take into account the academic merit of a student requires a lot of effort, it is possible to get scholarships with other considerations. Hence, here are 1o Masters degree scholarships offered annually to students with Lower Second Class or Third class. These scholarships are renewed every year. These scholarships are renewed every year. Therefore if the deadlines are passed, they will be updated in due time. If not, apply soon.

1. Australia Awards Scholarships for 1,000 African Students – with at least 3rd Class
Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries. On their return to the workplace, Australia Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries.




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With jiji.ng , You are Safe from Being Scammed Online.

Segun Balogun

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Scam is what most internet geek refer to as a fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt obtain money or something else of value..

One of the problem facing Nigeria’s business world is the ever growing persistence of people who perform scam activities.

Scammers as they are fondly called, operate every where, either online or offline. A famous principal Researcher at Microsoft , Cormac Herley says in one of his article titled “Nigerians Try To Stop Nigerian Internet Scammers” that Nigerian Scam‘ is now one of the suggested auto-completes in a Google search for Nigeria. This indicates the high occurence of the fradulent activity and people’s unending desire to avoid being scammed.

Dating site, Forum sites and large marketplaces in Nigeria give room for scammers, because they confuse people with amazingly cheap things.

Often times, people who have been scammed in one way or the other discourage other from trading in such business platform based on their experience

There is a general notion that all Nigerian free online classifieds Ads website are scam full. JiJi.ng, is unfortunately, not an exception.

Some people try to use JiJi with their selfish illegal purposes just because it serves as an arena that provides buyers and sellers the avenue to meet and exchange goods and services.

Since inception, there have been controversies whether or not one can be scammed JiJi.

Just last week I received a mail from of my readers asking How true or scam free is jiji.ng.

However, The management of Jiji has declared its zero tolerance for scammers on it’s website.

In a press release available at our disposal, Jiji clearly addressed the issue of scam and how it solved the problem.

Read Details Below…
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What we do with scammers?

Jiji.ng wants their users be safe. And, if it detects fraudsters on the site, they will be removed forever.

Our uniqueness is in our method of fighting scammers. We always try to ensure that only honest, real people are buying and selling on our site, and we help them to do this more comfortably. So we decided to show you how our “fighting” works from a technical point of view, and “acquaint” you with most of the known internet scammers in Nigeria. You should know them by sight and beware.

In addition, we hope scammers will understand that their conduct is unacceptable and stop their nefarious activities.

How do we find serious fraud on JiJi?

Every Jiji user can complain about suspicious, scam ads. You should just push the button “Something wrong?” and then choose the reason for your suspicion (for example, it is illegal; seller asked for prepayment; it is spam).

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JiJi.ng has an important step of blocking ads – user’s verification. Only real people, who have already been registered on the site and approved their e-mail, may apply for the blocking advertisement.
If user gets 2 requests for ban – he automatically will be blocked by system JiJi.ng.
Remember, there are two types of complaining on users – serious (marked with red color) and not serious (marked with yellow color). If one persons picks up five not serious complaints – he or she will be also blocked.

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Why don’t we ban a user after the first complaint?

A market place is a place where all people are competitors. So, we don’t necessarily trust the first request for a block. Some people want to get rid of competitors on JiJi by such methods – just pushing the red button once.

That’s why JiJi has a serious approach and bans only real scammers. Its special smart algorithm checks the veracity of complaints and if the complaint doesn’t pass on certain criteria, the system ceases to be taken into account and does not react.

Do you have other ways of detecting fraud?

Definitely, yes! JiJi’s team of professionals every day monitors news on different sites, forums and reviews about frauds in Nigeria.

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For example, when we found this review on Linda’s blog about scammer OLUKIA TOSIN on JiJi, we were outraged. He was immediately banned! ONUKA TOSIN is no longer a user on JiJi.ng.
Here is one example of his ads. Be careful with anything similar!

 

Similar reviews about fraud on JiJi.ng were also encountered on other sites and blogs. And we do with other scammers the same – block forever!
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We want to thank everybody who is not indifferent to this problem, and helps us to detect scammers on JiJi.ng online marketplace! We want you continue to adhere this philosophy.

One blocked fraud equals thousands of people who save their money.

Take care of yourself and other honest Nigerian people. If you have encountered a fraud, please inform JiJi’s administration, or submit a request to ban the site’s user.

All scammers will be excluded from JiJi! We instantly react to any information about them!

And remember:
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Conclusion

Jiji is scam free, why don’t you give it a try. A visit to the site unveils a bring-it-on impression, as the services they offer virtually cuts across every human endeavour; According to their slogan “The best place to sell anything to real people. Be scam smart and Street wise.
Incase of any comment , suggestion and advice , you can follow and tweet at jiji using this https://twitter.com/JiJiNigeria or “@jijiNigeria..
What do you think, feel free to drop your comment below.

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