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Short INTERVIEW VIDEO: Why WE Will Vote JIMI AGBAJE As Governor For Lagos

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Do You Believe This? Religious People Branded As Less Intelligent Than Atheists in Study

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Are religious people less intelligent than atheists?

That’s the provocative conclusion of a new review of 63 studies of intelligence and religion that span the past century. The meta-analysis showed that in 53 of the studies, conducted between 1928 to 2012, there was an inverse relation between religiosity — having religious beliefs, or performing religious rituals — and intelligence. That is, on average, non-believers scored higher than religious people on intelligence tests.

What might explain the effect? [Read more…]

Enugu Has The Lowest Crime Rate – IGP; As Chime donates 100 vehicles

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Dikko Abubakar Wednesday declared Enugu State as having the lowest crime rate in the country, saying that this fact was buttressed by statistics and empirical
evidence. [Read more…]

REVEALED: Over 100 million Facebook Users(10%) Are Not Human: Facebook User Numbers Are Off

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Facebook loves to talk about its ridiculously high number of users. Yes, Facebook has a whole lot of accounts, but many of them aren’t humans.

eMarketer released an analysis of Facebook’s audience, and it turns out more than 10 percent of Facebook’s reported monthly users are not human. Over 100 million active Facebook users are pets, objects or brands.

At the end of March, Facebook announced that it has 1.11 billion monthly active users. eMarketer found that only 889.3 million of those users were humans.
Facebook is aware of the issue and knows that some of their user estimates may be inaccurate.

In a report filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission in June 2012, shortly after the company’s initial public offering, Facebook wrote: “We estimate that ‘duplicate’ accounts (an account that a user maintains in addition to his or her principal account) may have represented approximately 4.8% of our worldwide MAUs as of June 30, 2012.” eMarketer may be counting those numbers differently, or the number of fake accounts may have gone up in the past year.

In 2012, Facebook estimated that 1.5 percent of Facebook accounts are “undesirable” or spam accounts. A lot are just accounts for users’ pets. People have been making Facebook pages for animals for years.

CNN wrote about the trend back in 2010, estimating that there were “at least a few thousand profile pages for dogs and cats along with less common pets such as birds, hamsters, ferrets, turtles, fish and rabbits.”

53% of Bieber’s Twitter Followers Are Fake

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Justin Bieber is the most-followed person on Twitter, but don’t be too impressed: Just 47% of his followers are real people, the BBC reports. Socialbakers, a service that identifies fake Twitter accounts, finds that 17.8 million of Bieber’s 37.3 million followers are legit.

The company spots real users by looking for genuine tweets vs. spam or repetitive buzzwords like “make money” and “work from home.” If its report is correct, Lady Gaga has more followers than Bieber: 19 million of hers are real.

Beckham Earns More than Messi and Ronaldo In Football’s Rich-List

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David Beckham has been confirmed as the highest-paid footballer in the world, despite giving his wages at current club Paris Saint-Germain to charity.

Beckham leads the charts when it comes to the most affluent footballers in the game, making annual earnings of £30.8m. [Read more…]

Lead poisoning: Mortality rate drops from 40 to 3 per cent in Zamfara

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An international organisation, Medicines Sans Frontier (MSF), says infant mortality rate resulting from lead poisoning in Zamfara has dropped from 40 per cent in 2010 to three.
The MSF official, Dr George Mbatoto, announced this on Thursday at a one day sensitisation workshop in Gusau, organised for stakeholders on the control of lead poison in the state. [Read more…]

Nobel Award Nomination for Teen Girl- Malala Shot By Taliban

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Teenage Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education is a wild card entry for this year’s Nobel Peace prize, with the leaders of Colombia and Myanmar among likely candidates for the award.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was certain to be on the list for his efforts to end half a century of conflict with the FARC guerrillas, alongside Myanmar’s Thein Sein, who has led a transition from decades of dictatorship, people familiar with the committee’s deliberations said.

Former President Bill Clinton was once again a possible candidate for his charitable work. However, Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot, which gained international notoriety when three of its members were jailed for performing a “punk prayer” against President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral, were not seen as likely winners. The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which announces its decision on October 12, received a record number of nominations for this year’s award. “The prize keeps gaining importance and attention,” said its Director Geir Lundestad. [Read more…]

Detroit named most miserable city in US

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With its violent crimes, high unemployment, dwindling population and financial crisis, Detroit was named on Thursday as the most miserable city in the United States.

It toppled Miami, which held the title last year, and surpassed Flint, Michigan, Rockford and Chicago in Illinois and Modesto, California, which rounded out the five most unhappy urban areas.
“Detroit’s problems are hardly news. It has been in a four-decade decline paralleling the slide in the U.S. auto industry,” according to Forbes.com, which compiles the yearly ranking.

Earlier this week, a panel of experts said the automotive city was facing a fiscal emergency and potential bankruptcy, as well as a possible financial takeover by the state.

Flint, which is being run by an emergency manager appointed by the state governor more than a year ago, faces similar problems and has some of the worst crime rates in the country and a jobless rate of 11.3 percent, according to Forbes.com.

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The abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car is seen in Detroit, Michigan on April 2, 2011.

The abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car is seen in Detroit, Michigan on April 2, 2011.

To compile the list, Forbes looked at 200 of the USA’s largest urban areas and ranked them on factors including crime rates, foreclosures, taxes, home prices, commute times, weather and decreasing populations.

Violent crime, high foreclosure rates and declining home prices pushed Chicago into the fourth spot, along with the high expense of living there.

Vacant and blighted brick homes are seen in an eastside neighborhood of Detroit

 

The inside of the abandoned Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church in Detroit on Dec. 18, 2011

The inside of the abandoned Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church in Detroit on Dec. 18, 2011

 

A woman stands outside the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, where hundreds of people receive food and supplies everyday, in Detroit on Dec. 9, 2008.

A woman stands outside the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, where hundreds of people receive food and supplies everyday, in Detroit on Dec. 9, 2008.

Vacant homes await demolition near downtown Detroit, Michigan on Feb. 1, 2013

Vacant homes await demolition near downtown Detroit, Michigan on Feb. 1, 2013

 

New York, which came in at No. 10, was also cited for its high cost of living. The Big Apple has one of the country’s highest income tax rates and longest average commuting time at 36 minutes.

Will you go back to him when you are Slim and Sexy, after he Dumps you at the Alter for being Fat???

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Call centre worker, 31, who was dumped at the altar for being too fat loses SEVEN stone in less than a year… Now she says she’d take back her jilting fiance

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One year ago, Pamela Doyle was busy preparing for her fairytale big day, which would be held in a stunning Scottish castle.

But with just weeks to go before her wedding, she was dumped by her fiance and lost her £2,000 deposit – all because of her weight.

At size 24, Pamela, 31, tipped the scales at a massive 17 stone. But the Glaswegian call centre worker has had the last laugh.

Not only has she lost seven stone and slimmed to a size 12, her ex has been left ‘stunned’ by her dramatically changed appearance.
‘He ended the relationship because of my weight and the issues surrounding it,’ said Pamela of her former lover – a serving soldier who she does not want to name.  It was making him miserable.’ [Read more…]