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Game Of Thrones Recap: Brandon Explains What Hodor Means In A Sad Sad Episode

With the entire Of monsters and men announced to be making appearances on yesterday’s episode, everyone knew it was going to be special. A tale of destiny, a tale of love and a tiny bit of betrayal, episode 5 really ties a lot of loose ends.

Following what seems to be a Stark redemption themed season, Sansa Stark finally grows a pair has she stands up to face the one guy who has manipulated her and coaxed her into staying with the Boltons. Peter Baelish definitely got what was coming to him but don’t be too quick to right him off – a part of me wished Lady Brienne had thrust her sword into his two faced head once and for all.

Brandon Stark remains with the gods as he tests his limits delving further into time. In his travels, he stumbles upon how the white walkers were created and who did the creating and for what purpose.

As the Iron born search for a rightful heir to the throne, Theon backs his sister up with a beautiful speech as she lays claim to the throne following her father’s death even though the Salt throne has never had a queen. Seems like a straightforward decision but Yara Greyjoy’s pep talk was cut short when her uncle Eulon Greyjoy demanded the throne be given to him even after admitting to murdering the late king. In an interesting turn of events, Eulon is made king while Yara and Theon flee with their loyal bunch from Eulon who vows to murder them both.

Following from previous seasons, we’ve come to expect zero empathy from Daenerys Targaryen towards Sir Jorah Mormont who has sworn by his life to protect and love her. Even though I think this is the last we will ever see of him, their scene together in this episode is the most heart warming scene I’ve seen on this show for two seasons... (I wouldn’t want to spoil this for you).

Talking about love, the romance brewing between Tormund the wildling leader and Lady Brienne has become more obvious for all to see.

In what would be the most thought provoking happening in this episode, Brandon reveals what Hodor means in one of his travels. He reveals the source of the name “Hodor” which is short for “Hold the door” which apparently was Hodor’s destiny... To die while holding the door for Brandon to leave... and live.

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This Is A Piano And It Is No Ordinary Meal

Believe me when I say Nigerians are not the type to shy away from nutritional experiments. From the hot and spicy Yoruba foods to the subtler yet captivating eastern delicacies, Nigeria is home to over 3,000 local delicacies enjoyed not only at home but abroad.

Makurdi, the capital of Benue state located in central Nigeria opposite the Benue river is home to some of the finest foodies and you’d read all about that soon enough.

With food prices as cheap as they get, you can cook a handful of soups for as cheap as 2,000 Naira with change to spare.

There’s something new in town and it’s called the Piano where people take any swallow of their choice and instead of going with a single soup or stew, they make several and dip their handful of swallows in any soup or stew of their choice as they eat – think of it as advanced tasting.

A twitter user @chix58 explained to her timeline how she made her Piano which consists of 8 different soups with less than 2,000 Naira. This gave rise to a series of tricky questions.

What happens when you’re done, what happens to the left over soup – Well, someone else comes to play the piano.

How much money do i need to make my own piano – Well, as little as 3,000 should do the trick, depending on what type of Piano you want, a grand piano costs more obviously.

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From These Indications, The Next Game Of Thrones Episode Is Going To Be Lit

Oh crap, not these guys again. We haven't seen any sign of them this season but if their introduction is going to pick up from where they stopped last season then we're in for a treat.
How does little finger always manage to sniff out where poor sansa is, got a feeling she would be the one to end his little run.
Jon Snow preparing for battle against one of the major families, something he hasn't done in years.... sorry seasons.
Mama the mama.
Arya Stark learning the ways of the many faced god after getting her sight back.
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NLC Strike:The One Day We Need Lagosians To Be Irresponsible, They Are Not

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) gave the government till 11:59 Tuesday to revert back to the old fuel prices following the government’s decision to increase fuel prices by 67%. The NLC threatened to force another nationwide strike – something every Nigerian is all too familiar with.

Given the same precursor, this strike was supposed to be as huge as the 2012 #OccupyNigeria movement which saw the nation shut down for weeks following former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s decision on the 1st of January 2012 to remove the subsidy on petroleum products but when Wednesday came, we were shocked to see that public schools, banks, markets and many government offices resumed work in various parts of the country even in the nation’s capital.

 

How did Lagos take the strike?

 

 

Lagos is undoubtedly Nigeria’s powerhouse and home to some of the most hardworking people in Africa. There’s hardly ever any time to rest in Lagos and once anything bad befalls Nigeria, Lagosians are the first to feel its impact. This has been the tale for over 5 months now as Lagosians have been bearing the brunt of Nigeria’s petroleum and power crisis. You definitely cannot catch a break here in Lagos and with prices of commodities and standard of living increasing virtually every day, Lagosians have been clamouring for any form of rest to keep their minds away from the horrible reality you are exposed to on the streets of Lagos.

So how did Lagos take the strike? Banks were packed, with workers reportedly resuming work as early as 7am. Customers not sure of the situation arrived just around the same time to make sure they get their transactions done before the NLC showed up at the scene.

Activities in Ojuelegba, Mushin and Ikorodu road remained as normal as can be and although later in the day there were reports of protests breaking out in Ikeja, Yaba and Ikorodu, the business situation in Lagos didn’t change much.

We can understand Nigerians’ hesitation to take part in the strike as the government termed the strike action “illegal” and vowed to invoke the “no work, no pay” action on those involved if caught.

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How To Solve Your iPhone Storage Dilemma

If you use a 16gb iPhone then you’re probably familiar with this popup. Annoying as it gets, there’s really nothing you can do about it; you love those beautiful selfies and God knows you’re not taking down TLOP for some stupid extra megabytes. You’ve probably sworn countless times to get a larger capacity iPhone but when the time comes, they’re just too pricey.

Thankfully, an editor at Reddit found out a hack that frees up as much as 2/3gb on your Apple device without you having to delete any App, song or photo. Isn’t that something?

First, check how much space you have left on your device. You can do this by clicking "Settings" --> "General" --> "Storage & iCloud Usage".

Here’s where the trick starts.

GETTING INTO THE HACK

Go to the movies section of the iTunes store , if you can't find this section just at the bottom of your screen, you will have to change your store location to the United States'. After that, pick a big file to rent – one that's bigger than the amount of space you have left on your phone. Don't worry, you won't have to pay for it (so long as the file is actually big enough).

Click on "Rent" and you will get a notification telling you there isn't enough space on your device to download the film. You'll get a choice to then press "OK" or "Settings".

Click on "Settings" to view your available storage again, and lo and behold, you'll see it's increased.

That's because your iPhone has automatically cleared superfluous junk like cookies, histories and other data from your apps in an attempt to make space for the film. Think of it like a spring clean for your phone.

 

We tried the trick on an iPhone 6 with Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (a 6GB file), and watched the available storage increase from 130MB to 830MB the first time around. After a second sweep the capacity was beefed up again to 1.5GB.

Waiting for a bit longer before hitting "Settings" on the prompt also appears to result in a more thorough clean.

You can do this multiple times to free up more space... So there you have it, you don’t need to delete those jams after all.

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Ericsson Shows Us What 5G Would Feel Like

We’ve seen GPRS become EDGE, we’ve seen EDGE become 3G, we’ve seen 4G and 4G LTE but is the world ready for 5G?

Ericsson-LG showed the world what 5G could be like in Korea last Thursday. It was the first time the network equipment manufacturers showcased their network in Korea and boy did they showcase their network. The 5G network equipment used for the demonstration offered a peak download speed of 26 gigabit per second, around 350 times faster than the current Long-Term Evolution network.

 

Patrick Johansson, the chief executive of Ericsson-LG, talks about the 5G network at the firm’s headquarters in Anyang City, Gyeonggi Province. (Ericsson-LG)

 

“I feel proud of the Ericsson-LG researchers at the Anyang R&D center who are contributing to achieving technical innovation for both Korean and global customers,” said Patrick Johansson, the chief executive of Ericsson-LG in Anyang City where the demonstration was held.

He also added that the company would work together with Korean telecom firms for further promoting the 5G network.

“Ericsson, which marks the 140th anniversary of its foundation this year and introduced the first magneto telephone switch and a telephone in 1896 in Korea, has been playing a leading role in the Korean telecom market,” said the CEO.

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Tiwa Savage’s Dilemma: The Hidden Truth

 

As we all know the famous Nigerian artiste, Tiwa Savage has been going through a hard time with her husband and family matters. The truth of the entire situation is vulnerable to different people’s inputs and perspectives on the issue. As l listened to the interview Tiwa savage had, I picked up something I feel is affecting people and our society in a negative way. Tiwa mentioned that she admitted that she created a false reality in order to please the public. She did not want people to think of her in a negative manner. She wanted to create a perfect marriage, family, and career, but this was not what was going on. As opposed to the pretty pictures of Tiwa on social media, she has not been living a life that reflected the happiness that showed on her pictures. In order not to let the public know about the crisis she was facing, she decided to cover up for the gaps that could have been seen by the public as a disappointment. Just like Tiwa, a lot of us are more concerned about other people’s opinions of us than about our own happiness. We always feel there is always something we must offer the public to display perfect lives, but this is an impossible task. We should realize that it is okay to be imperfect because in Christ Jesus we have perfection.

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Basic Things Matter

We live in a world where basic things have been neglected because we feel that as we advance in life, we need to drop some things we used to do. Just as children, we need to maintain certain habits in order to get through with life. Unfortunately, society has emphasized otherwise and made us feel that it is not acceptable to do things like children who have no worries do. It is written in the bible, “unless you change and become like little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3). This is not only limited to spirituality but also includes our lifestyle. We are made to believe that certain things we used to do are no longer important and this has affected us in various ways. We fail to realize that practicing these basic things does not make us go backward in life, but they remind us of where we are from and help us know how to handle situations when we face challenges.

As you go through life I want you all to remember some of the basic actions that have been neglected by our society which could make a huge difference in our lives if embraced once again.
– It is okay to cry.
– It is okay to share your feelings with people.
– It is okay to be unique and stand out.
– It is okay to fail. What matters is the act carried out after failing.
– It is okay not to be perfect.
– It is okay not to be a doctor, lawyer, and engineer.
– It is okay to pursue your passion over society’s view of the best careers. Just be the best in whatever you do.
– It is okay to pray to the Almighty. I mean, you can’t do it on your own.
– It is okay to be humble.
– It is okay to ask questions about everything.
– It is okay to persevere through difficult times.
– It is okay to spend time with friends and family.
– It is okay to live and live smiling every day.

 

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