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Write About Your Best Moment of Year 2014 and Win N5,000 Konga.com Gift Card – Contest & Giveaway

Win N5,000 Konga.com Gift Card

Hi, Welcome to TASMAG, read what we are trying to achieve here This is the first competition on TASMAG and here are the steps to follow to enter into the competition. We are simply asking you to ‘Tell Us Your Best Moment of Year 2014‘ and stand a chance to win N5, 000 Gift Card on Konga.com. One lucky winner will also get a Micro-HDMI cable. HOW TO ENTER Simply use the PromoSimple widget below to join the competition. Use the app below to follow our social media pages and share TASMAG with your friends. NOTE: The app might not work display properly on the mobile view, kindly switch to the desktop view from your mobile browser menu or use a computer. Login into your account and complete your profile. You can read how to go about that here. Submit your article for review. That’s not all, when your article goes live, ... Read More »

Gamblers Game by Leonard Michael

Gamblers Game Image by Leonard Michael

It’s not everybody you see smiling in a game house (football viewing centre) that truly has that sparkling looks sinking down his heart. Truly, it might be people’s favorite team winning but to him, its a loss. Ask me why, For the guys, they quite understand this phenomenon which might seem like an illusion to the ladies. The secret behind this is gambling. It has ruined many and has led a lot to doom and still leading. Statistics shows that 70% of those who gamble are on a general loss in terms of the required winnings to the amount they have staked so far since their involvement of them betting. Just in case you are at a viewing centre, please note that your immediate neighbour might be your worst enemy especially when his ticket to winning depends solely on that match you both are watching. Now to the business of ... Read More »

Random Yarns: Sharing a Coke, That Underwood Bloke and Aso Rock

Random Yarns

Coca Cola brought the ‘Share a Coke with … ‘ campaign to Nigeria last year and while it was known, it only became popular/well talked about over the festive period because, Owambes and Ama Chop Chops and what not. Unfortunately, I am one of quite a number of coke heads who’s not seen a bottle with my name on it meanwhile a good friend of mine had the ‘guts’ to spell his name out on two bottles. Given, “Ade” and “Segun” would be easy to come by really, how hard can it be to get a bottle with “Michael” or “Leke” on it? “Ade” precedes my “Leke“, yes, but an “Ade” bottle alone won’t cut it for me. Too mainstream. As I pondered in pseudo-anger at this commercial marginalization of self and pointed a blame finger (of bottling up what is a most avoidable instance) at the nearest biggest entity ... Read More »

One Night Stand With Dell Venue 8 Pro (Review)

Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000

I recently got a chance to play with a Dell Venue 8 Pro (32GB version) I got for a client and I must confess, I really like the tab. I think Microsoft’s vision about a tablet replacing a laptop is gradually coming to pass. With the rise in the use of Smartphones and tablets mostly powered by android and iOS, a Windows powered tablet cannot be ignored. Before I continue with the review, let’s go through the specification of this device. Please note, this is only a 12 hour relationship. Specification Processor:                  Intel® Atom™ processor Z3735G (2MB Cache, up to 1.83GHz Quad-Core) Operating System: Windows 8.1, English/French/Spanish Display: 8.0” 1280×800 16:10 IPS display with HD (WXGA) touch Memory: 1GB DDR3L-RS RAM Video Card: Intel® HD Graphics Storage: 32GB eMMC Connectivity: Single band Wi-Fi: 1×1 11bgn w/ Miracast Bluetooth® 4.0 Camera:                    1.2MP Front, 5MP Back Power Supply:       10 Watt AC Adapter ... Read More »

Price and Functionality; Mid-Rangers Vs. High-Enders

Mid-Range Vs. High-End Phones

One good choice has its effect(s) as does a bad choice and in the world of smartphones, choice is equivalent to a basic amenity of life as there are so many smartphones from a good number of manufacturers to choose from. Once upon a time, only way one could enjoy the best of mobile technology at the time was to purchase a high-end phone and Nokia’s usually had the best of the lot; remember the ‘communicators‘ and then the N-series phones? That era was marked with the high-end phones having a suave design (Nokia N90’s still a favourite), support for office, a camera above two megapixels and half a gig in memory along with a slot for memory expansion. Then, high-end phones had a theme to inspire their creation. The Nokia communicators, Sony Ericsson’s P900 and subsequent models as well as the early Blackberry devices were targeted solely at business ... Read More »

Voice Of The Street by Leonard Michael

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Have you ever imagined what makes the street so unique? It is often said that if you don’t mind your business while walking on the street, then you are not going to get to your destination. So many dreams come true while on the street through inspirations gotten from its voice while so many have been doomed and lives shattered through actions on the street. Do you ever believe the street’s gat voice? If no, then you had better start believing. Enough hustle and buzzing that keeps the street in its uniqueness and makes it superb sheds more light on the inspirations we get daily from it. If you have ever been on the streets of Lagos; the fastest growing city in Africa, you will agree with me that truly the street is a fascinating place to be. Have you not seen people who wake up early in the morning, ... Read More »

Check Your Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) Registration Status

Sample of A Temporary Voter's Card

The 2015 general elections in Nigeria is fast approaching and according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), you need to have a Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) to exercise your franchise. Many Nigerians are yet to collect their cards  due to one reason or the other. The essence of this article is to inform you on simple steps to take before heading over to a collection center. Do you know you can check if your PVC is ready? Carefully read the steps to take below: METHOD 1: You can check your voter’s card status by sending an SMS with your: State(Space)Last Name(Space)Last 5 digit of your Voter Identification Number (VIN) to 08171646879 Format: State Last name VIN Example: Adamawa Ibrahim 30750 You should receive a response within 15 minutes. Note: Text messages are charged at the local network rates. METHOD 2: INEC has incorporated a Voter Status Verification System on her Official website where ... Read More »

Apply for YOUWIN Business Plan Competition

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Are you an aspiring Entrepreneur? Nigerian youths have good business ideas but getting fund to bring these ideas to life as always been a challenge. The YOUWIN programme has been around for a while and has help some Entrepreneurs in accessing funds. The fourth edition of YOUWIN is now open for submission of YOUWIN 4 concept note applications. The Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN) Programme is a collaboration of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Communication Technology (CT), the Ministry of Youth Development and the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development that will launch an annual Business Plan Competition (BPC) for aspiring young entrepreneurs in Nigeria, in line with the Federal Government’s drive to create more jobs for Nigerians. The programme will be implemented in partnership with Nigeria’s private sector, who will be requested to provide funding support. The main objective of the Youth Enterprise with ... Read More »

2014 Mobile Year; The Best and The Flop

2014 Mobile Year

Before the year in mobile technology bears its fruits in the shape of Galaxy flagships, Apple’s ‘i’ among others, sending 2014 off with a wrap up of its best and flop offerings seems about the ideal thing to do. Last year most notably witnessed Apple go out of its way and release a big-screen phone… two of them in fact and they were not like the combination of a proper iPhone 5s paired with a rightly maligned iPhone 5c ‘twin’. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came very well behind schedule, so behind schedule that the iPhone 6 is about same size of the compact version of another flagship phone, but being of the hallowed Apple – with its loyal fellowship of users – it fit in to the market just fine. But was it the best smartphone or among the flops on offer in 2014, a year which also ... Read More »

How To Get Your Postal Code In Nigeria

Nigerian Postal Service - NIPOST

Knowing your correct postal code make things a whole lot easier for you and your Courier. It makes it easy for your Courier especially Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in sorting out packages they receive. Packages are sorted according to the areas in the town or city. The easier and faster they are able to sort the packages, they earlier you get your package(s). Get your postal code in 6 simple steps if you have not gotten it. Step 1: Visit www.nigeriapostcodes.com The portal is managed by the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). Step 2: Select the State Step 3: Select the appropriate Town Step 4: Select the Area Step 5. Select the Street (As illustrated in the image below) After you might have selected all the appropriate items, hit the ‘GET POSTCODE’ button. Wait a little while for your postcode to appear. See the result I got from the sample above   Copy the code, ... Read More »

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