Sunday, November 29, 2015

More reasons to use proper grammar and recognize its power
Minneapolis Star Tribune
I'm dictating this column (not comma) on my iPhone. I know, I know, it's a strange thing to do, but here's the story. My wife and I are driving to Cincinnati for Thanksgiving. Debbie is at the wheel so that I can write this column (not call I'm), but ...

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Demands Kanu's Release, Decries Exclusion of Igbos in Decision ...
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has disclosed how their proactive application of the Rules of Engagement (RoE) and strategic approach to crisis communication, helped to ensure that the Biafran agitation does not snowball into violence with a disastrous ...

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mobile-ecommerce-shopping The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”? eMarketer predicts a happy holiday season for retailers this year, with US retail sales in the months of November and December increasing 5.7 percent… Read More
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Local Christian author takes home double literary awards
"The Fulani Girls" tells the story of two teenage sisters, who in 1778, were forced into slavery and taken from their native home in Nigeria. As was often the case during the slave trade, once they arrived in New York, the Fulani girls were separated ...

Insurgency: December Deadline Not Feasible Says CCC
Notwithstanding the great strides being recorded by Nigerian military in the fight against insurgency, the Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) has observed that the December 2015 deadline for the defeat of the insurgents is not feasible.

christmas wrapping The first two days of the holiday sales period have netted $4.45 billion in U.S. online purchases, with mobile devices — led by smartphones — accounting for a record $1.5 billion of that amount, with $2.72 billion spent on BlackFriday and $1.73 billion on Thanksgiving. The figures come from Adobe, which has been tracking some 4,500 sites, including 80% of the top 100… Read More

Quill & Quire

Op-ed: John Degen on copyright and the authorship of Anne Frank
Quill & Quire
Anyone writing about copyright who does not understand this incredibly important distinction has no business writing about copyright. The story of Anne Frank is monstrously tragic and sad, and yet hugely transformative. Because that story was turned by ...

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mobile-cv-resume1 Searching for a job is just like dating, banking or procrastinating on chores until someone else does them: It’s something we all have to do. So why shouldn’t the job search be the basis for mobile apps, like those other adult obligations? Over the past couple of years, it has. As 2015 turns to 2016, the job search is now squarely the business of mobile technology, with the tedium… Read More (satire) (registration) (blog)

Military to make list of Boko Haram suspects available to public places (satire) (registration) (blog)
The Centre for Crisis Communication, a research and advisory body independent of government, said the deadline was "not tenable" given the continued wave of bombings in the northeast. In his remark, France' Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major-General ...

Natural language generation progresses from robo-journalism to finance
The firm's Wordsmith software produces Associated Press' automated journalism and is used for financial and business writing, but also generates descriptions of property for sale and descriptions of products for e-commerce. The firm is now encouraging ...

9679230 Microsoft has now made good on its earlier promise that it would soon roll out a beta version of its Cortana personal assistant – a rival to Apple’s Siri and Google Now – to users of iOS devices. This week, a handful of testers who signed up to trial the new app were notified by way of email that the iOS version of Cortana was available for download. The beta version of… Read More

Information Nigeria

Boko Haram: December Deadline Not Sacrosanct – CCC
Information Nigeria
PMB-Service Chiefs The Executive Secretary, Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (retd.) has said President Muhammadu Buhari's December deadline to the to end terrorism is not sacrosanct. The CCC boss made this known ...

instagram generic A feature Instagram users have wanted for some time – support for switching between multiple accounts directly in the app – is now being tested, according to a new report out this morning. Select members in Instagram’s official beta testing group for Android have spotted the option in Instagram’s settings in their beta build of the mobile application. The feature… Read More
Friday, November 27, 2015

New York Daily News

Nigerian military cannot crush Boko Haram by December: officials
New York Daily News
Air Commodore Yusuf Anas of the Center for Crisis Communication said the deadline "may be unrealistic" and warned Nigerians not to view December as a "sacrosanct date when all suicide bombings will end." The 6-year-old uprising already has killed ...
Nigeria: Anti-Insurgency Goal ExtendedNew York Times
Boko Haram Won't Be Defeated by December Deadline, Nigerian Gov't AdmitsChristian Post
Nigeria's Government Stands Firm on Its Deadline to Defeat Boko HaramNewsweek
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