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2FA PRESENTS THE VITAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD CO AS SHARED BY MARK PINCUS, CEO OF ZYNGA

BE A KEEPER OF THE COMPANY VISION The CEO is the keeper of the company overall vision. I’m not talking about the vision for the next few months, but the larger road ahead. The CEO needs to be able to keep things on course for the current quarter to make sure that the large overarching vision of the company can be achieved. The takeover the world vision of a startup usually can’t be achieved in one year or even in some cases, like Google, in a decade. It takes a…

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NIGERIA PRODUCES FIRST FEMALE FIGHTER PILOT

AT the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 325 Ground Training Group (GTG), Kaduna, 27 years old Blessing Baboshra Liman flew herself into the history books, as she became Nigerian’s first female military pilot. She was commissioned alongside 125 others, after completing the NAF Direct Short Service Course (DSSC) 20/10/11. This was December 12, 2011. Her sojourn in the Air Force started on July 16, 2011 when she arrived for training at the NAF Base Kaduna. Like others, she went through the interview process, starting with the medicals, then oral session and…

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FATHERS & DAUGHTERS

Fathers share a deep bond with their daughters. True from the day they are born, daughters claim a very special place in their father’s heart. Many fathers feel the need t shelter and shield their daughter from the violent tendencies of the world. During their early years, the fondness between them could easily be noticed in the way the father treats her by calling her by a special name. Some daughters even have a special seat in their father’s laps. The daughter reciprocates by duly reporting to her father every…

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A TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY ELIZABETH HOUSTON

Too much cannot be said, written or even sang of the life and time of Whitney (I hate putting the title, ‘late’ to her name). She was a legend whose accomplishment in a musical career that spanned over three decades, boldly embossed her name in the golden plaque of time   WHITNEY ELIZABETH HOUSTION: was born on August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey, united state. Her father was john Russell Houston, an army serviceman and entertainment executive and her mother, gospel singer, Cissy Houston. Whitney was of Africa America,…

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Former miss Benue, Mimidoo Ann Tyodzua speak to 2FA on her childhood, life as a model, her charity work and mias xpression, her events management firm. Mimidoo Anne Tyodzua is from Benue State in central Nigeria. She reigned as the beauty queen of her state of Benue in 2009/2010   THE BEGINNING As a young girl in secondary school, Mimidoo had a vision of what she’d love to be in future: she wanted to be an entrepreneur. After her secondary school education in 2001, she went to Lagos to train…

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M-Farm: BOOSTING KENYA’S AGRICULTURAL SECTOR, ONE SMS AT A TIME

Almost a year ago one of Kenya’s most well known mobile phone-based solutions for the agricultural sector was born. M-Farm Limited, a Kenyan software solution and agribusiness company, was founded by an all girl team of Linda Kwamboka, Jamila Abass and Susan Eve Oguya. The company’s technology enables farmers to create linkages with the market. Regina Ekiru interviewed the M-farm team. TELL US MORE ABOUT THE STORY BEHIND M-FARM We were going through a newspaper article, which heighted challenges farmers go through to access the market. Most of them do…

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ONE UNITED NIGERIA: TO BE OR NOT TO BE

It is not news that Nigeria is in a dire state at this point in her history as a nation. Not to talk of the protracted poverty and socio-economic backwardness her people are suffering in the face of vast and abundant human and natural resources, the Boko Haram insurgency in the North and other religious and ethnic factors seem to be widening the gap between her varied division. In the face of these crisis, some people have been calling for the break-up of the country. There is general feeling of…

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LUOL DENG HAS HAD ENOUGH

Luol deng is a british professional basketball player for the national basketball association Chicago Bulls and the great Britain national basketball team. He plays all small forward position. He was selected to his first all star games during the 2011-12 NBA season, joining teammate derrick rose, born in what is now south Sudan, Deng fled the country with his family as a child , moving to Egypt and then the united kingdom, becoming a British citizen in 2006. DENG WAS BORN IN WAU, Sudan (current south Sudan) on April 16th,…

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INCREASING DEMAND FROM CHINA.

China’s meat consumption has increased significantly over the past decades. In 2001, the average Chinese consumed around 43kg of meat every year. Over the following ten years, annual per capital consumption rose to approximately 54kg, a 22% increase. More meat consumption has led to a rising demand for soya beans – a popular source of feed for livestock. China, however, cannot supply its own need for beans. In 2001, the country produced 15.4 million tones soya beans. This year production is expected to be about 14 million tones. Although Chinese…

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR BEHIND EAT OUT, KENYA’S DINNING REVOLUTION

Mikul Shah (31), the co-founder and chief executive of online restaurant guide Eat Out (eatout.co.ke), talks about how he introduced the concept to the Kenyan market. Shah is among the new technology entrepreneurs tapping into the potential presented by the growing internet penetration in the country.   How did you start eat out? The ideal was born when I came back to Kenya after staying in the UK for over a decade. I was surprised that my friends who had lived in Nairobi all their lives barely knew some of…

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