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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Kogi, Nigeria’s Confluence State

Carved out of Kwara and Benue States in 1991, Kogi is not only one of the most important states in the Middle Belt but also in Nigeria. The reason for this is not farfetched because of the key role it played during the colonial era as well as being the confluence state where River Niger and River Benue merges. This automatically puts the state at a vantage position to attract tourists and visitors from within and outside Nigeria. This is the case as there is so much to explore in Kogi. Of course, you will be overwhelmed by the people’s hospitality, gourmet, culture and rich history.
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Mutalo Group to Launch Kabisa Energy Drink in Nigeria

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Lagos, August 18, 2016- Polish firm, Mutalo Group is set to launch Kabisa energy drink in Nigeria.
Kabisa is coming on the heels of a bi-polarized African beverage industry that features low-quality and cheap energy drinks on one side as well as high quality, unaffordable beverages on the other.

Avoid These 4 Annoying Things People Do at the Airport


If you enjoy travelling, flying might likely be your preferred means of transportation, probably because it’s the world’s fastest form of transportation and it’s less stressful. At the same time, going on a trip requires some preparations, some of which might include packing, ensuring your passport or ID card is valid and handy, keeping a tab on your schedule so you don’t miss your flight, and many more.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

6 Things you Should Never Say to Solo Female Travelers

When Nigerians see lone female travelers, all sorts of thoughts flood into their mind. The most obvious question they ask themselves is why she is travelling alone? Oftentimes, than not, they frown at solo female travelers. This disposition is often hinged on either ethnicity or religion. The advantages of travelling alone as a female either from Olumirin waterfalls in Osun or the Lekki Leisure Lake in Lagos cannot be overemphasized. In fact, there are now many women travelling alone.  It is important for you to know the things to  these women. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal points you to some of these things.

5 Reasons why you should Quit Social Media

5 Reasons why you should Quit Social Media 
In this present 21st century, it will be irrational for anyone to abdicate social media. In fact, if you are not on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram among others, you are very archaic and still leaving in the stone age. Even with the internet penetration, people have increased access to the World Wide Web. But wait a second, have you ever given a thought to quitting social media? Perhaps this is the time as Jumia Travel, Africa's No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 reasons why you should leave social media. 

Five (5) Slangs That Make You a Confirmed Lagosian


Lagos is Nigeria’s melting pot. It’s the dream destination for most people who reside in nearby cities and rural communities. Everyone believes Lagos is a city where dreams come true, regardless of your means of livelihood. That’s why you find almost everyone in this great cosmopolitan city that is home to over 20 million people, according to recent statistics. In fact, it was estimated that Lagos might become over-populated because of the high influx of migrants from other states, and/or neighbouring countries. This may be the reason why some Nigerians refer to it as a no-man’s land, because it has become a convergence point for all and sundry.

5 Reasons Why You Should Adventure With Your Baby

It's a tedious task to combine traveling and caring for your baby at the same time especially for adventurous mothers. Most of them prefer to give up their dream to explore for the welfare of their child. This is not helped by the fact that in Africa and Nigeria especially, it is the sole responsibility of the female folk to oversee the proper upbringing of kids. And oftentimes than not, they are blamed if the child turns out to be a societal menace. So, rather than face these societal backlashes, some decide to jettison their career and travel.

Five (5) Tech Gadgets you Can Hardly Do Without


The evolvement of technology over the decades has made it compulsory to use them. These technologies which come in various forms, sizes and shapes simplify human functions and activities thus making them indispensable. Most people are addicted to some of these gadgets to the point of the gadgets becoming an appendage. Jumia Travel,  Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal identifies five (5) gadgets you can hardly do without. Whilst some of these devices are fun to use, others are functionally for safety precautions.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

6 Exciting Ways Singles Can Mingle While on Tour

Going on tour can be a reliable way for singles to meet persons who can later become lovers. Touring a place like Badagry or Olumo rock with a group of strangers can offer you a whole new experience. And as a single who desires a relationship, one way to meet people is travelling. However, for some singles, they find it difficult to mingle when they are in a crowd or group. They are either too shy or timid to blend in. To halt this trend, Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares some ideas on how you can mingle on tour. Hence, in the not too far future, you will be in a loving relationship.

5 Affordable Tech Tools for Managing a Startup


Startups are springing up as youths are taking the initiative to establish themselves as a result of the alarming unemployment situation in the country. And with the support of startup incubators and seed investors, these startups are thriving. This said, there are tech tools that can change the way you run your business. They are not only effective but also affordable. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal rolls out some of them.

Nigerian Honeymoon Destinations That won't Make you Broke

Nuptial knots are tied every weekend with pomp and pageantry, but few Nigerians are going on a honeymoon. The reasons for this are due to the current economic conditions, the massive wedding expenditure and the disregard for honeymooning to Nigerian destinations. The fact is that Nigerians believe that honeymoons should be spent in South Africa, Dubai, Seychelles, London and other spectacular tourist hubs in different parts of the world.

4 Browsers That Will Make you End Your Addiction to Chrome


It is certain that you are using chrome to browse. This is because it is one of the best browsers from the giant tech company called Google. Of course, this is not surprising because Google is one of the most innovative tech companies in the world. The fact is you are addicted to Chrome and think that it is the best browser. Well, sorry to disappoint, there are other browsers that will no doubt break or end your addiction to chrome. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares some of them.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

5 Reasons Nigerian Travellers Should Play Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go fever is catching almost everyone including Nigerians. Even though the game is yet to be released in Nigeria, tech geeks have found ways to download the game using APK.
Currently, the game has over 40 million downloads worldwide! Let’s leave this for the tech enthusiasts. A bit about this game, according to Wikipedia, it is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality game. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures called Pokémon, that appear on the device screens as though in the real world. To capture these Pokémon, you are forced to visit hotels, resorts, airports, and other interesting landmarks in Lagos.
Besides, there are other reasons why you should download Pokémon Go. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal points you to some of them. Enjoy the game but ensure that you are conscious of your safety.

6 Interesting Yet Annoying Things About Nollywood Movies


Nollywood is the sobriquet for Nigeria’s film industry. The industry is currently witnessing a boom as it churns out new and exciting movies. So, there is little or no argument when it is described as the third largest movie industry in the world.
Now, a good number of Nigerians are watching Nollywood movies alongside Hollywood movies. At the same, they are visiting cinemas to watch these sterling movies made by prolific producers like Kunle Afolayan, Lancelot Imasuen, Emem Isong and Tunde Kelani, among others in locations like Lagos, Calabar, and Enugu.

6 Tips to Have an Interesting Conversation on Instant Messaging


Instant Messaging applications like Facebook messenger, BBM, Skype, and WhatsApp have made conversation easier. Thus, forcing people to make and send less calls and text messages. In addition, instant messaging is cheaper and affordable. You only have to pay the data charges. This said, a problem some have is having an interesting conversation when using IMs. They find it difficult to have a conversation beyond hello? How are you?  What’s up? This makes dialogue very boring. If you find it difficult to have an exciting conversation on IMs, Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal roll out six helpful tips.

5 Things Nigerians Should Know Before Buying a Power Bank


Power is yet to be regular or stable in Nigeria. Hence, Nigerians are searching for alternatives to keep their phones, laptops and other devices charged. Interestingly, it seems phones are getting more attention as there are now power banks which you can use to charge your phone when there is prolonged lack of power. As power banks have become very useful, it is very important that users know some things when they are buying one. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal identifies some of them. This is important because there are many complaints about power banks like it takes ages to charge, it is substandard and/or its efficiency is less than 50%. You don’t want to spend money on this.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

5 Inexpensive Things to do in Lekki


Lekki is one of the highbrow areas in Lagos. Many people perceive it as a place where wealthy Nigerians as well as foreigners, reside. This automatically makes it an expensive city. But, in variance to this perception, there are things you can do at this naturally formed peninsula that doesn’t require you to break the bank. If you are in a limbo on the inexpensive things to do in

5 Ways Social Media Fuels Controversy


Since the inception of social media, there have been epic online fights, especially among celebrities. Examples include Linda Ikeji vs. Wizkid, Olamide vs. Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage vs. Teebillz, Drake vs. Meek mill, and Kim K vs. Taylor Swift. The list is endless.  Perhaps, celebrities revel in these controversies. We don’t know. What we know is that social media play an important role in fanning these disputes. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 ways social media fuels controversies.

Destination of the Week: Zaria

Fondly referred to as Z-town, Zaria is a cosmopolitan, wealthy, historical and religious city. It played a key role in the development of Kaduna state, spread of the Islamic religion as well as trade in Northern Nigeria.

Top 5 Great Apps for Seniors


The use of technology is not the exclusive preserve of young people because seniors are now showing interest in it. The reason for this is not farfetched due to the countless advantages it has. Understandably, it is not every elder who knows how to use a smartphone, oftentimes; they are put through by their children. No matter the divide you belong, there are important and helpful apps that must be present in the device of all elders. These apps will ease many of the tasks they do

Friday, 29 July 2016

How to survive as a single mother in Nigeria

Parenting can be quite an arduous adventure. It is hard enough with a committed partner, but when you are doing it alone, especially in Nigeria, the difficulty rises to a whole new level. It can be tricky, maintaining good mental health, thriving as an individual and nurturing your children in the best possible manner.
There are quite a number of women in the country who are single parents through the death of a spouse, divorce, abandonment or choice. While some of these women often feel like they have got it really rough, or that they are doing just about everything wrong; there are others who are successfully and joyfully raising children by themselves.

5 reasons to disconnect from Social Media once in a while

Gone are the days when life was completely experienced and shared in real time. Thanks to technology, social interaction in our today’s world now take place behind a screen. In fact, a face-to-face relation with friends and family is almost a rarity now as most users of social media, a by-product of technology, have an unhealthy attachment to it.
While the social aspect of social media is of great benefit as it allows users to connect with friends and family on a daily basis, despite the distance, it can, on the other hand, interfere with real life and bring on a lot more problem than can be imagined; which is why it is important to disconnect once in a while.

Why some Nigerians are scared of talking on the phone

You are probably already wondering: Why on earth would anyone be scared or have the fear of talking on the phone? The funny truth is that the fear of making and receiving phone calls is so common it has its own name: phone phobia (also telephone phobia or telephobia). A number of Nigerians who have phones and seem to be married to their devices actually struggle with this “ailment”.

How to plan a frugal but not cheap wedding in Abuja

Everyone hopes to have a wedding ceremony at some point in their life and most have dreams of what and how it would be, where it would and the excitement of it all. No one ever dreams of the amount of stress that comes with planning the wedding, though, especially in cases where the couple has to work with a tight budget.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

8 Essential Pokémon Go Tips You’ll Want to Know

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Pokémon Go, one of the biggest phenomenons in all of video games, is also one of the most baffling. Very few of the app's mechanics are explained in-game and if you truly want to catch all of the game's Pokémon, you'll need some help forming a strategy. But who can you ask for an assist? The intimidating 10-year-olds catching Dragonairs at the park? The weird people who sit in the idling Subaru in front of your local Poké-gym? These guys?

Volkswagen Is Accused of Emissions Fraud as New York and Massachusetts Sue, Naming Names

The New York complaint connects Volkswagen’s chief executive, Matthias Müller, to the scandal for the first time. Credit Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

The New York and Massachusetts attorneys general on Tuesday directly challenged Volkswagen’s defense over its emissions deception, calling the decision to thwart pollution tests an orchestrated fraud that lasted more than a decade, involved dozens of engineers and managers and reached deep into the company’s boardroom.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Releases on October 11 for PS4, Complete With New Content

Square Enix announced today that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available on October 11 in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, priced at $59.99 USD.
Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Nixxes Software, the PS4 version is titled Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration and includes a new story chapter titled Blood Ties, PlayStation VR support for Blood Ties, new co-op Endurance gameplay, all of the previously released DLC, and additional outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards.
Here’s what to expect from Blood Ties:

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

How to tell if your Android phone has spyware

A reader whom I won’t name worries that his cousin watches what he does on his Android phone. The cousin actually told him so.
It’s possible that your cousin is just messing with your head. Ask for proof—such as texts you’ve sent and received.
On the other hand, they may actually be spying on your phone. There are a surprising number of Android apps that can do just that. 

Implied Huawei P9 Camera Sample Was In Fact Taken by $4,500 Camera Setup

 Implied Huawei P9 Camera Sample Was In Fact Taken by $4,500 Camera Setup

Huawei posted a picture (seen above) few days back on Google+ with the caption that said its smartphone P9's dual Leica cameras "make taking pictures in low light conditions like this a pleasure." The image seemed impressive and with great detail especially for a smartphone camera.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

5 Fascinating Things Nigerian Women Expect From Their Spouses

Women are emotional beings. They react either positively or negatively to the theatrics and behaviours of their partners in a manner which can make or mar the relationship. It is thereby important for men to be conscious of their actions whenever a lady they consider important decides to spend a fair amount of time on any journey. So, whether you are visiting the Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Ogun State or the Epe Resort in Lagos,Jumia Travel, Africa’s No.1 Hotel Booking Portal points you to five fascinating things Nigerian women expects from their partner whenever they travel. Men, please take note!

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