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D'usse Vsop: Jay-z's Premium Cognac Is Now Available In Lagos

Naturally aged at least four and a half years in the cellars of France's Château de Cognac, D’USSÉ™ VSOP Cognac emerges as a bold, full-bodied blend that arouses the palate.

On the nose, it reveals a powerful bouquet, rich in woody notes that are layered with touches of cinnamon and floral notes.

 

D’USSÉ is masterfully crafted at the prestigious Chateau de Cognac, one of the oldest cognac houses in France. It has a 200-year legacy in blending some of the world’s finest spirits. With two limestone cellars, one dry and one humid, it is the perfect natural environment for aging cognac. You can count D’USSÉ VSOP as one of its most distinguished accomplishments.

 

Throughout French history, those who march boldly forward carry the Cross of Lorraine. It is France’s fabled emblem of courage, honour and perseverance. Today, it is the only icon that could represent our march forward to create a new legacy.

 

 Distinctively and unexpectedly smooth, with each taste, you savour hints of spices, almond and cinnamon. Subtle accents of honey and dried fruits are the finale. D'USSE COGNAC is now available here in Lagos, Nigeria and is ready to present the Taste of the exceptional.

Contact  dussecognacng@gmail.com

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Roasted Fish served with Fried Yam and my own style of Pepper Sauce.

Roasted fish for breakfast? why not, easy to follow, and the end result is delicious. I thought I would share his with you all.

 Ingredients:

  • 2 Tilapia fish
  • 2 Onions (11/2 for blending and half chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoon Curry
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme
  • 20g Ginger
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • Maggi
  • Salt
  • 200ml water
  • Yam
  • 5-6 Scotch bonnet pepper

(preheat oven to 180c)
  Instructions:

 

  • Wash fish and clean properly. Make incisions on them and set aside.

 

  • Make incision so the seasoning can get into the fish.
  • Blend together, 1 1/2 onions, 2 scotch bonnet, curry, thyme, ginger, garlic, about 6 cubes of maggi and 200ml water.

 

  • It should look like this
  • Rub a bit of salt on your fish, then rub on the blended spices and leave to marinate for about 2 hours. (do not use up all the marinade)

 

  • cover the whole fish and put some of the marinade in the incisions.

 

  • While that is marinating, cut your yam into slices, put in a bowl add water and salt then set aside in a fridge. 
  • To make the pepper sauce, put a small pot on fire, put one cooking spoon of oil and allow to heat up, then add chopped onions and allow to fry .  Do not burn the onions
  • Add one cooking spoonful and  half of the remaining marinade, with one cooking spoonful of blended tomatoes, the remaining pepper and one maggi and allow to cook for about 15 minutes. add  more pepper if  you want it super hot.
  • the remaining blended marinade, add 2 tablespoon of oil and half a cube of maggi. Mix together , this will be used for your fish when its roasting in the oven. 
  • Roast your fish till its cooked and going slightly brown, do not forget to use the marinade from time to time on it. When turning your fish be careful, so you do not break it into two. 
  • Drain the water from your yam, heat up oil and fry till crisp, drain and pat dry on paper towel.

 

 

Note: Be careful of bones 

 

 

 

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Burger King Is Coming To Lagos

“Burger King, the American fast food restaurant is coming to Nigeria first or early second quarter of the year” says a reliable source.

According to our source, the global food giant has entered into a deal with a soon to be revealed Nigerian company who are the official franchise owners.

This is in line with the company’s African expansion plans given the rising growth of the continents middle class which has witnessed a growing demand for global food chains, supermarkets and retail giants with many making their entry into the country.

This follows the announcement by Walmart of the company’s plans to come into Nigeria beginning with Lagos. The retail giant disclosed this following a meeting with the Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode in 2015. 

Currently, Burger King has stores in South Africa, Morocco and Egypt. The company announced its plans to enter six other African countries before the end of 2016 and we can confirm that an outlet is set to be established in Nigeria soon.

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University Of Lagos Shuts Down Indefinitely

It’s always one thing or the other in the University of Lagos when examinations draw closer, every graduate of Unilag can testify. This time it began with a peaceful protest by members of the ULSU (University of Lagos student union) a few days ago following the lack of proper power supply and ongoing scarcity of petroleum products – problems the whole nation has had to bear with for a while now. As angry protesters marched through the roads of Unilag, other more reasonable students well aware of the nature of the crisis stayed indoors to wait it out. This aggravated the ULSU protesters ever more as they went straight into hostels forcing and apparently beating students who decided they weren’t taking a part in the whole thing.

With the whole school turned on its head, management of the University of Lagos, Akoka announced earlier today at around 10 a.m. that students are to vacate the hostels immediately.

With the school gates closed shut, students have had to “scale” the fence to get out of the university premises.

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How The New Spectranet Prices Rank Amongst Other Popular ISP’s

On the 15th of March, Spectranet made effective their new data prices and although it had been in the news a long time ago, a lot of Spectranet subscribers didn’t take it with kindness. The new data plans cost almost two times their previous prices but what you probably don’t know is that Spectranet is still without any doubt the cheapest internet service provider for heavy downloaders and residential users.

If you are a heavy downloader, you wouldn’t be thinking of going back to the basic cellular data MTN or Airtel can provide you. With download speed of up to 4mb/s on peak hours, Spectranet is still your best bet. How about the price? Here is what you do not know, even with the increase; Spectranet is still more affordable than Swift and Smile.

 

Smile

 

Here’s the trick with smile, their Mifi, or SMifi as they call it is actually the cheapest there in town. It goes for 5,500 and comes with free internet for one month but what happens when that one month is done, LOL. That’s easy, you basically have to pay for all that free internet with you subsequent tariff.

Smile unlimited – 19,800

5GB – 5,500

3GB – 4,000

1GB – 1,500

Night plans.

20GB – 14,000

10GB – 7,500

Suddenly, Spectranet doesn’t feel that bad.

 

Swift

 

Among these three ISPs, Swift has been around the longest and is your best alternative if you’re planning to leave Spectranet after the price hike.

 

Swift budget – 300MB for 500

Swift budget plus – 1GB for 2,000

Swift economy – 3GB for 4,000

Swift essential – 14GB for 7,000

Swift club – 20GB for 10,000

 

Night plans.

5pm to 9am – 34GB for 8,000

 

You can tell from the plans and prices listed that although the prices have been jacked up by a little too much, it still stays cheapest amongst the top ISPs around now.

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Blackberry Users Say Goodbye To Facebook And WhatsApp

These two social apps will no longer be available to Blackberry, Nokia and Windows mobile users by the end of 2016.

Whatsapp was the first to make this announcement as she celebrated her seventh year of operation. Whatsapp, bought for $16 Billion by Facebook in 2014 was launched in 2009 and then recorded 70% of its users used Blackberry mobile and Nokia phones but according to Whatsapp blog, these times have been long gone.

“Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft – which account for 99.5 percent of sales today – were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at the time.

“As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use. So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms: Blackberry (including Blackberry 10), Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7.1.”

“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using WhatsApp.”

“If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.”

Blackberry expressed their disappointment in Facebook’s decision and said “We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands.”

“Despite this, we have worked hard to ensure our end users have the best experience in light of this decision, and are continuing to search for alternate solutions.”

The company encouraged users to let Facebook know how they feel on the social media.

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Male Birth Control Pills Are Coming Faster Than You Think

Vasalgel, a non-hormonal male contraceptive owned by the medical research organisation THE PARSEMUS FOUNDATION is set to hit the market in 2018 for men who find wearing condoms uncomfortable or not satisfying enough.

Over the years, birth control organisations have shifted their focus on women but the simple truth is that it’s just as concerning to men as it is to women.

Vasalgel is essentially a polymer that’s injected under local anesthetic into the man’s sperm-carrying tubes, accessible through the scrotum — not in his penis or testicles as some authors have erred. It works by blocking sperm and is expected to be reversible through a second injection that dissolves the polymer.

Its efficacy and full reversibility have not been proven yet but trials later this year will ensure the public know what they are getting into once they decide to get the pill.

According to Telegraph Uk, Another advantage of Vasalgel is that while it blocks sperm, other fluid can still pass through. This should reduce any risk of pain due to back pressure, an occasional issue with vasectomies. This could make Vasalgel a best-seller, even among men seeking a permanent contraceptive option.

There are other options and among them is Gendarussa, another non-hormonal contraceptive, has gone through phase II human trials in Indonesia. The method is hypothesised to work by preventing the sperm’s ability to fertilise an egg.

Vasalgel is set to begin trials later this year and enter the market in 2018 if results are positive.

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Nigeria Is The 20th Worst Place To Be A Woman

“If you are a woman living in Nigeria, your life is among the most difficult for women all over the world” Says Thecable.ng

Nigerian women have it tough living in terms of indexes as economic, educational, health and political opportunities, a World Economic Forum (WEF) research has shown. 

The global gender gap published in 2015 ranks 145 countries in terms of opportunities available for women to live fulfilling lives and Nigeria came in at 125. In all sub-indexes, Nigeria has decreased since the first publication in 2006, falling seven places from 2014 to land on the 125th position in 2015.

The global struggle for gender equality has been generally slow and according to research done, women earn today what men earned in 2006. According to thecable, in 2006, global average annual earnings for women was $6000 while men earned $11, 000. In 2015, women earned $11,000 and men earned $21,000.

If nothing is done about this pace, WEF says “it will take the world another 118 years – or until 2133 – to close the economic gap entirely”.

“Progress in the economic and political worlds has been proven to be self-reinforcing, so interventions such as quotas – which have been demonstrated to have wider positive effects – offer insight into how the gap could be closed further in future,” WEF said in its report.

But things don’t look so bright for women in Nigeria as the nation’s legislative arm, in March, shut down a bill to promote gender equality in marriage, education and economic opportunities.

Only three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa made it to the top 20 of the general ranking. Rwanda at 6th position, Namibia at 16th position and South Africa at 17th position.  Finally, the lowest performing countries from the region are Nigeria (125) Côte d’Ivoire (133), Mali (137) and Chad (142).

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