Tuesday, 16 August 2016

YEN Benue Holds Monthly General Meeting (Photos)

Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) Benue Chapter today Tuesday 16th August had it's Monthly General Meeting in Makurdi Benue state.

The meeting was held at Steam Restaurant and Bar Makurdi, it was a life changing meeting.

The event began with the opening prayer then singing of the National Anthem followed by the welcome speech by YEN-Benue chapter President, Arc. Mrs. Nguvan M Kyenge.

Welcoming new and old members through her welcome address, Mrs Kyenge said "Iam delighted to have you all at this very first general meeting. YEN Benue was borne out of the need to keep the Benue Youth economically sensitive and productive"

She continued "YEN is a non-governmental association for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 - 45 years. Our slogan is, ''Achieving Together, Building Nigeria''. Working in isolation has not left any improvement or impact felt on the Benue economic-scape hence, the urgent need to work together, harness our energies to promote our state and individual businesses together cannot be over emphasized" her address reads in part.
Dr. Sam Abah speaking
The day was spiced up by speeches from different speakers, Dr Sam Abah, a well trained motivational speaker spoke on the topic ''The Benefits of Mentorship''. Dr Abah said there are 3 pillars of mentorship which include 1. Expertise 2. Experience 3. Goodwill. He also revealed why we all need a mentor to succed in what ever business one is doing.
Mrs Onyiye presenting
The queen of the day, Mrs  Osita Onyiye spoke on the use of social media to promoting your business. She revealed all the social media platforms one can use to promote his or business online.
Ati Kenneth Kengkeng who just returned from the  USA after attending the 2016 Mandela Washignton Fellow said what he has learnt in USA will be shared with fellow YENites.
At the meeting, the YEN-BENUE Thrift and Loans Scheme was also introduced to the members, this will enable members to save money and access loans from the YEN Thrift and Loans Scheme.
YEN is a place for every Benue youth to be, our next meeting will be holding on Tuesday, 20th September 2016.

You can check us at our office at Hanti Photo Lab, after Mr Biggs (Savannah Roundabout) Makurdi Benue state.
I am a member of YEN-benue, come and join us...lets make Benue state great through our entrepreneurship skills.



See responses of members after the General meeting below...




See you at YEN-BENUE next General meeting.
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Monday, 15 August 2016

How To Format Text In Whatsapp Chat

World popular messaging app, Whatsapp, has rolled out a new update to its application which allows the users to format text just as it is done in any word processor application.

This feature was originally tested in beta but its now available to Whatsapp Android and iOS apps, Users can now add bold, italics and Strike through in Whatsapp android and iOS app. The Whatsapp formatting codes can also be used online via the WhatsApp Web Client, but the formatting will only appear in the app-based version of the chats.

For you to use this new feature, you will have to download and install the latest Whatsapp version from your mobile phone respective app store.

Below are the new updates:


  • Bold: Add an asterisk (*) before and after the specific words or phrases you want to embolden e.g. *mobilitaria*
  • Italics: Add an underscore (_) before and after your chosen words or phrases e.g. _LasgidiOnline_
  • Strikethrough: Add a tilde (~) before and after the words or phrases you want to strike a line through e.g. ~LasgidiOnline~

You can also additionally apply all the three formats to a word eg *~_LasgidiOnline_~*

Other recent additions include the ability to share photos, images and other files stored on other third party apps – including iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft’s OneDrive – with their contacts on WhatsApp. Beyond photos, the app added the ability to send and received PDF files. Once users receive the file they can see an in-line preview.

More so, messages can be ‘starred’, to save them for later, and you can embed a previous text in your reply, like a Quote-Tweet on Twitter, and forward content to other conversations.

How do you see this latest Whatsapp update?

Thanks for reading.
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Sunday, 14 August 2016

4 Reasons Your Blog Is Not Growing

There are so many blogs on the Nigerian media scene today, and the truth is, not all these blogs are getting the expected shares, subscribers, recognition or engagement. Of course, building a blog’s audience does not happen overnight but most times, the reason is simply because the blogger is making wrong moves and they are constantly working against his/her endeavors.

Do you blog? Have you been working hard to build a loyal following for your business, but it's just not happening for you? Jumia travel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal reveals 4 possible reasons why your blog might not be getting the traffic or the attention they desire.

Your site is poorly branded: Before any visitor starts to explore you blog, he/she must be attracted to it. If your blog is poorly branded, it will be difficult to grow your audience. No one finds a site appealing if it is cluttered, confusing, or visually unattractive. When running a blog, stick to a custom design and have a style guide. People will take you more seriously if you have a professional, consistent design.

You are not Engaging People: Your blog should not be a platform where you only post things for visitors to come and view. It should be engaging. Let your readers know that they can interact with you via the platform as well. The easiest way to engage the people who visit your blog is by replying when people leave comments on your blog.Replying comment also helps you create loyal followers.

You are Not Consistent: A lot of people start blogs and fail to schedule posts regularly. Some people put out 3-4 posts in a week, and then they go a whole month or two without writing as much as 1 post. Doing this discourages your readers and followers, they lose interest and subscribe from your blog or channel, in search of alternatives. If your aim is to have a successful blog with steady growth, you need to keep the content fresh and consistent. If you can only count on publishing one blog post per week, start there. Whatever you do, never set an editorial schedule that relies on more content than you can publish regularly.

You are not taking advantage of social media: No matter how great your content, if you do not share it with others, there is a huge chance that content won't live up to its full potential. Social media is absolutely huge for growing a blog as it allows you to share your content to a wide audience, and also create connections and conversations that you can drive back to your blog posts. To grow a thriving blog you need to be active and engaged on social media. If social media feels overwhelming, try scheduling it.

Written by Nkem Ndem, she's the Tech Writer at Jumia Travel.
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Saturday, 13 August 2016

YEN Benue Invites You To Her Life Changing Monthly General Meeting

Are you a youth from Benue state? Then you're supposed to be at this life changing seminar put together by Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) Benue State Chapter.

The main agenda to be discussed are:


  1. Vital issues concerning YEN-BENUE and her members.
  2. Promoting your business online.
  3. Economic way forward for Benue youth.


Guest Speaker: Dr. Sam Abah, a trained motivational speaker. He will be speaking on Benefits of mentorship.

Motivator: Mrs. Osita Onyiye, the face of Oriflame, she will be talking on The use of social media for promoting your business.

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time: 2pm
Venue: Steam lounge opposite WAEC Office Makurdi.

One of the main Focus of YENBENUE is to imbibe economic productivity mindset on the average Benue youth.

The task may be uphill, the  journey may be far, but we will get there because each step takes us closer.

Please invite every Youth you know  to be there.

Thanks.
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Monday, 1 August 2016

How To Check Your GTBank Account Number Using SMS

I know how it feels to be frustrated at the bank, I won't want you to go through what I experienced at GTBank today.

I arrived GTBank today to send money for a friend so I misplaced the account number, I called GTBank customer care so that I can get the account number but i was turned down.

I had to search the Internet before I came about this method, So today I will be sharing with you a simple way to check your GTBank account number on your mobile phone in case you forget or misplace it.

Follow the steps below to get your Account number instantly on your mobile phone.

ALSO READ: How To Transfer Money From UBA To Another Bank Using Umobile App

1. Go to Compose New Text Message on your mobile phone.

2. Type Myaccount

3. Send it to 08076665555

It should be in this format Myaccount send it to 08076665555

NOTE: Normal SMS rates apply and does not need internet connectivity.

That's all, if you do it correctly then expect your GTbank account number in some few minutes.

You can only use the phone number you receive transaction alerts on.

Thank you for reading, please share with your friends.
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How To Check Your Mobile Phone Number Using USSD Codes

Phones, Network, Glo, Airtel, Etisalat, MTN, How To Check Your Mobile Number Using Short Codes
We always find ourselves in very frustrating situations when we want to give out our mobile numbers especially in a case that the sim card is new and we have not memorized it, sometimes we just forget the number as humans.

These short codes will enable you to get your mobile number anytime you need it.

For Glo Nigeria

Dial *135*8# and follow the next step to see your mobile number.

For MTN Nigeria

Dial *663# or Dial *123# and follow the onscreen instructions that follows.

For Etisalat Nigeria

Dial *248# to see your mobile phone number.

For Airtel Nigeria

Dial *121# and follow the onscreen processes that follows.

I just used it check my Etisalat mobile number now.

There you have it, have you used this short codes before ?
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Saturday, 30 July 2016

MTN Nigeria Rolls Out More Night Plans, 1GB For N200

Data plans can now be afforded by any one in Nigeria but its now left to the users to decide which one to go for, Network providers has been rolling out night plans but one have wait till 12AM but you can use them

MTN Nigeria is hereby sending a message to their competitors and subscribers that one don't have to wait for 12AM to access the night plans.

You don't have to pay N2500 for a 4.5GB day and night plan or waiting for  12 midnight before browsing again.

Here are new night plans from MTN Nigeria.

1GB Night Plan, (9PM – 6AM) for N200

2.5GB Night Plan, (9PM – 6AM) for N500

5GB Night Plan, (9PM – 6AM) for N1000

To Subscribe for any of the above night plans.

Simply Dial *198# Choose 2 and then 8.

Note: Each of the plan is valid for 30 days.

Enjoy!

What do you think about this MTN move?
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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Register For Two Weeks Training Program On Entrepreneurship, Business Development Skills And More

Are you a Nigerian youth from the North Central Zone? that is you are from Benue, Niger, Kogi, Plateau, Kwara, Nasarawa States and FCT then the Central Bank of Nigeria/ Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) is calling you to register for this two weeks training program that will take place in the listed states above.

Graduants of EDC training will be linked to start up/expansion funds from Bank of Industry (BOI), CBN-MSME loan and Micro-finance Banks upon submission of bankable business plan.

The training program will cover the following areas:


  1. Entrepreneurship and Business Development Skills
  2. Financial Literacy
  3. Vocational Programmes:


  • Agro Business (eg. Poultry, and Aquiculture)
  • ICT and E-commerce
  • Project Management
  • Health, Safety and Environment Management
  • Bead Making
  • Interior and Exterior Decoration
  • Antiseptics and Soap making
  • Fashion Design, Tailoring/Knitting
  • Music/Film Production
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning
  • Cosmetic and Hair Products
  • Furniture Making
  • Bakery
  • Hair Dressing
  • Leather Works
  • Dairy etc.


Registration is free, you can register in respective state at the address on the photo above.

If you are in Benue state, kindly go to Jonah Jang Crescent
Former Staff Development Center Complex
Before Federal Govt. Secretariat Makurdi
Benue state.
Tel: Ortsega-08069728353
      Ochonu-08096399900

For more information, visit www.africancbf.org or email at infor@africancbf.org

Registration closes on July 5th August 2016.

Hurry and register now before its closes.
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