Top Ten 100% Free Scholarships To Watch Out For in 2016 – Apply!

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Welcome Great African Student, as a reminder; we are going to share with you about ten (10) 100% free scholarship for Africans whose application deadline is between now and early 2016.

What this means is that if you are yet to apply, make haste to submit your application and join the winners when announced. The write-up below will contain various links to full details of the scholarship and how to apply. So at each topic you like, read more here

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How To Unlock Any Unknown Smart Phone Pattern/Password

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Smart phones are now very common than even a computer. Sometimes, you do see some little problems that you think are bigger problems just because you don’t know how to fix them.

Do you know something?
You can actually fix that problem all by yourself and keep that money for yourself.

Problems like getting your pattern locked or forgetting your passwords are simple problems that you should be able to fix all by yourself. The repairers always take your money for nothing.
Well, with technical minded people like us around, you don’t have anything to worry about because we will do everything possible to help you fix the small problems all by yourself.
In this new tutorial, I will be teaching you how to unlock any smart phone pattern or password.

There are two different ways to unlock a pattern

First, if you have forgotten the pattern, you can easily draw the pattern several times to get it locked completely. When the pattern is locked, you can use your Gmail account to unlock it. With this tutorial, you must make sure your internet connection is active and you must know the email and password before you go through this tutorial.
If the first tutorial didn’t work, then you have to go through this second tutorial. This tutorial will wipe all data from your phone including pictures, videos, contacts and settings. So you go through this tutorial at your own risk.
If you are ready for this, then let’s go.

  1. Take out the external memory card if there is any.
  2. Take out the battery for a minute and put it back.
  3. Press and hold “Home key + Volume + Power button” until you see some menu.
  4. Use the Up or Down Volume to scroll through and select “Wipe data/Factory Reset”
  5. Press the “Power button” to click
    6.Scroll and Select “Yes” to do reset
  6. Go back and select “Wipe Cache Partition”
  7. Click on “Reboot System Now”
    Now, your phone should boot with a new screen just like how you bought it at first.

Note: The tutorial may differ depending on the type of phone you are using. If you are facing any problem with the tutorial.

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10+ Amazing Whatsapp Tricks

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Here comes another whatsapp tricks and hacks for all whatsapp users. Enjoy reading and tryout all the tricks listed below.

1. BEGONE, BLUE TICKS OF MISERY
We know how it is. You’re at figure skating practice, your phone buzzes, and you glance down briefly before nailing a spectacular triple axle.
Sometimes you’ve only got time for a quick glance, taking a little time to formulate a response as you carry on with the rest of our day. Ideally without having the sender realise that we actually looked at said message five hours ago, as otherwise they’d think we’re ignoring them. That’s the privelege the blue ticks take away.
Recently though, the chat app has realised the error of its ways and silently come up with a workaround. The liberty of message-mulling is ours again.

How: Users can just access Privacy via Settings and disable Read Receipts. However, this feature is currently only available to Android users who are on the all new beta version of the app.
If you’re that desperate though, you have to download the beta and head to your Android phone’s settings, enable Unknown Sources to install the APK file as it’s not in the Google Play Store yet.
There, now it’s time to iron out the kinks in your friendships that the blue ticks have caused. The rest of us will just have to wait for a future update.

2. SEE WHEN YOUR MESSAGES ARE READ
Think the double blue ticks are the worst thing to happen to relationships since Last Seen? Think again. Here’s another way you could annoy your mates.

In addition to finding out the exact time your messages are delivered, you can also choose to see the exact time your message was read if you choose to stick with the ticks.

How: Go to any of your WhatsApp chats, tap and hold on any of the messages you’ve sent in that chat, followed by the Info option. For iOS users, you can also drag towards the left to reveal a window which will show the time your message was delivered and subsequently read.

It works for group messages too with the window listing the time each participant read the message.

3. TIED TO YOUR NUMBER
If you’re overseas and you get a new data sim, there’s no need to go through the hassle of registering the new number attached to the SIM and faff around adding contacts. Just carry on using WhatsApp with your regular number.

How: When you put your new SIM in and activate WhatsApp, you’ll be prompted by the messaging service to register the new number. But doing so will mess up your contacts list. Just ignore the pop-up or cancel it, and your WhatsApp should work linked to your old number, while using your new data SIM.

4. SENDING PUBLIC MESSAGES PRIVATELY
If you’ve got a generic announcement to make – an invite to a weekend BBQ or an intervention about your friend’s unhealthy obsession with KFC – and you don’t want to do it on the loudmouth platform that is Facebook, this feature works in pretty much the same way as BCC-ing people in an email.

Your recipients will get the message as if it was a privately composed one, oblivious to the fact that you’ve sent the exact same invite to 342 other people. Sincerity? What’s that?

How: On the top left hand corner of your WhatsApp Chats window, just below the search bar, you’ll notice a Broadcast Lists. Tap on it for the option to create a new list of contacts you want your message to go out to, and message away like you would normally.

5. BACK UP YOUR CHATS
Worried about losing a year’s worth of messages? You don’t have to. WhatsApp knows how precious your chat history is to you and secures it all for you in the cloud.

How: Whatsapp now gives you the ability to schedule a cloud backup on daily basis, weekly basis or monthly basis. If you are using an older version of whatsapp, then you can’t access this feature until you up grade.

6. SHORTCUTS TO CONVERSATIONS
If there are certain people you chat to more often, it might be a good idea to create a shortcut for them directly on your homescreen so you don’t have to keep opening and closing WhatsApp.

How: Tap and hold on the chat (group or individual) of your choice and a tab will pop up. Select the Add Conversation Shortcut option and the chat in question will appear as the person’s profile photo on your mobile desktop. Unfortunately this only applies for Android users and not iPhone ones. Sorry guys.

7. SAVING DATA BANDLE
When you’re on a 1GB data plan, every MB counts. You don’t want to be slapped with a hefty bill at the end of the month from sending stupid shareable memes and screenshots of every little thing. There’s a way to make sure that all that heavy-duty image sending won’t eat up what little complimentary data you might have in your plan.

How: Go to Settings, then Chat Settings and then Auto-Download and tweak the settings for how you want your received media to be downloaded. Choose Wi-Fi if you don’t want to overload your data plan. Alternatively, you can trigger downloads manually by switching Auto-Download to Never. You can also save the hassle of having to clean up your camera roll every so often by tweaking Save Incoming Media off.

8. KEEPING GROUP CHATS ON THE DOWN LOW
As WhatsApp becomes the go-to chat app for more and more people, the likelihood of making group decisions gets carried over as well. So if you’re always getting added to new group chats filled with strangers (you social butterfly, you), you might want to keep certain details private until those strangers become friends.

How: Head to Settings, Privacy, and then tweak your Last Seen, Profile Photo and Status to retain a bit of mystery. Choose to share them with Everyone, or only your Contacts, or Nobody at all. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about hiding your phone number.

9. STAYING SELECTIVELY NOTIFIED
Not all group chats are created equal, as some are filled with nothing but white noise. And it’s exactly those group chats you want to ignore until you get some down time to sieve through everything that’s been said. On the flipside, there are the group chats you want to stay on top of like ones deciding dinner plans for the night and so on. Here’s how you can stay selectively notified.

How: Go to the significant group chats, tap on the name to bring up Group Info and then Custom Notifications. There, you can select a custom message alert for the group chats of your choice. All you have to do now is remember which alert tone you assigned to which group chat. This customization is only applicable for group chats though.

10 . FIND OUT THE TRUTH ABOUT WHERE YOUR FRIEND IS
We’ve all been a victim of that “on the way” lie when the person in question is still in bed. To prevent yourself from ever getting duped again, insist that the contact shares their current location with you by tapping on the arrow icon next to the text box and then Share Location. There’s also a way of preventing them from manually entering their location.

How: The way the location appears is a clue. If it’s a real GPS-based location, the location share will appear as a dropped pin, but if it’s a location they entered, its address will appear beside the dropped pin. Feel free to call them out on it.

Please leave a comment for all supports and contributions.

How To Create Your Own BBM Channel

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Its time to go flexible and smart,
Blackberry are really doing great to keep
Blackberry messenger more interesting and flexible, The New BBM versions has
introduce a new feature called Channel .If it is not in your BBM channel, upgrade now. (It is no more hanging your phone. The hanging problem has been fixed)

Channel now gives you an avenue to share a post and get people like and comment on it, just like a blog or facebook. Below are steps of how to create your own BBM Channel
Click on the channel icon, on you BBM,

1)If its your first time of clicking on it, it will prompt you to add your age etc,

2)click on create new channel

3)put any name you want it be,

4)set up the profile information, and start inviting your bbm friends to join channel.

5) if you are using PC to read this post scan bar code below to join Infodynamix channel now. or
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13 fastest-growing economies in the world

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China’s crazy growth has been one of the biggest stories over the past several decades. But the Chinese economy certainly isn’t the only one posting huge growth rates. We compiled a list of 13 countries with the highest projected compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 through 2017 based on the forecasts from the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects.

Keep in mind that the fastest-growing
economies typically aren’t among the largest, most developed ones. In fact, most of these countries suffer from high income inequality, low levels of per capita gross domestic product, elevated political instability, and rampant corruption.

13. China
2015 GDP : +7.10%
2016 GDP : +7.00%
2017 GDP : +6.90%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +7.10%

Economy: China is a manufacturing
powerhouse and exporter, and many believe that its economy will surpass that of the US within the next decade. The government faces major problems, however, as the country transitions into a consumption-based economy. Additionally, per capita income is below the world average.

12. Rwanda
2015 GDP: +7.00%
2016 GDP: +7.00%
2017 GDP: +7.50%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR: +7.12%

Economy: Ninety percent of the population works in subsistence agriculture or mineral agroprocessing, while tourism, minerals, coffee, and tea round out Rwanda’s economy. Though the country has taken significant steps forward since the 1994 genocide, 45% of the population still lives below the poverty line.

11. Tanzania
2015 GDP : +7.20%
2016 GDP : +7.10%
2017 GDP : +7.10%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +7.15%

Economy: Tanzania has recently seen high growth rates because of gold production and tourism. The economy also runs on telecommunications, banking, energy, and mining, as well as agriculture. In terms of per capita income, however, the country is one of
the poorest in the world.

10. Mozambique
2015 GDP : +7.20%
2016 GDP : +7.30%
2017 GDP : +7.30%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +7.30%

Economy: Mozambique has attracted large investment projects in natural resources, which means the country’s high growth rates should continue. Some analysts believe that Mozambique might be able to generate revenues from natural gas, coal, and hydroelectric capacity greater than its donor assistance within five years. But the vast majority of the country works in subsistence agriculture, and over half the population remains below the poverty line.

9. Bhutan
2015 GDP : +7.90%
2016 GDP : +8.40%
2017 GDP : +7.00%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +7.55%

Economy: Bhutan has a small and relatively undeveloped economy that relies on hydropower, agriculture, and forestry. It exports a large amount of hydropower to India, which has the potential to “spur sustainable growth” in the next few years — as long as Bhutan works to fix its “chronic delays in construction.”

8. India
2015 GDP : +7.40%
2016 GDP : +7.80%
2017 GDP : +8.00%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +7.57%

Economy: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s India has received high marks from analysts, even with delayed reforms. The services industry is a major source of India’s economic growth, accounting for nearly two-thirds of its output with less than one-third of its labor force. Yet problems such as corruption, poverty, and discrimination against women and girls continue to hold back the country.

7. Papua New Guinea
2015 GDP : +16.00%
2016 GDP : +5.00%
2017 GDP : +2.40%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +7.60%

Economy: Eighty-five percent of the population works in agriculture, and a small sector exports natural resources including mineral deposits such as gold, copper, and oil. But the government has numerous problematic areas, including security for investors, poor investor
confidence, the privatization of state institutions, and the restoration of integrity to state institutions.

6. Cote d’Ivoire
2015 GDP : +8.00%
2016 GDP : +7.70%
2017 GDP : +7.50%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +7.80%

Economy: About two-thirds of the population works in agriculture-related industries. The country is the world’s largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans and is also a major player in the coffee and palm-oil industries.

5. Uzbekistan
2015 GDP : +7.60%
2016 GDP : +7.80%
2017 GDP : +8.00%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +7.87%

Economy: Uzbekistan has been slowly
transitioning from its Soviet past to a market-based economy. It’s the fifth-largest cotton exporter and also has natural gas and gold.

Notably, the country is working toward
enforcing bans on child labor in its cotton harvesting.

4. Myanmar/Burma
2015 GDP : +8.50%
2016 GDP : +8.20%
2017 GDP : +8.00%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +8.30%

Economy: Myanmar, one of the poorest
nations in Southeast Asia, started an economic overhaul in 2011 in an attempt to reintegrate into the global economy. The country has a young labor force and natural resources, and it has attracted loads of foreign investment. Living standards for the majority of population, however, have not improved much.

3. Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015 GDP : +8.00%
2016 GDP : +8.50%
2017 GDP : +9.00%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +8.62%

Economy: The Democratic Republic of Congo has huge natural-resource wealth, which it hasn’t been able to efficiently monetize because of systemic corruption, conflict, and political instability. That said, its economic is slowly recovering since the tumultuous 1990s.

2. Turkmenistan
2015 GDP : +8.00%
2016 GDP : +9.00%
2017 GDP : +9.00%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +9.07%

Economy: Turkmenistan’s extremely corrupt economy relies on two major industries: cotton and gas. The former Soviet republic, which has the fourth-largest known gas reserves in the world, recently started sending its gas to China, and it may even start shipping gas over to Europe . But “prospects in the near future are discouraging,” however, “because of endemic corruption, a poor educational system, government misuse of oil and gas revenues, and [the capital’s] reluctance to adopt market
reforms,” according to the CIA Factbook.

1. Ethiopia
2015 GDP : +9.50%
2016 GDP : +10.50%
2017 GDP : +8.50%
2014-2017 GDP CAGR : +9.70%

Economy: Ethiopia’s economy is mostly
agriculture-based, but the government has made a push to diversify into manufacturing, textiles, and energy generation. But while the country has seen and (per the World Bank) will continue to see high GDP growth, per capita income remains ones of the lowest in the world.

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Interesting Things You Don’t Know Your Smartphone Can Do

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You’ve had your smartphone for a while, but let’s face it: You’ve never read the manual. You take great pride that you know how to use it, and then it happens: You see someone do something extraordinary with his or her phone that you did not know was even possible.

Friends don’t let friends have smartphone skill envy. Here are some of my favorite secrets buried in your phone settings that you probably don’t know, but will use now.

1. Take a screenshot
Have you ever wanted to capture something on your phone’s screen? Maybe it’s a hilarious text from a friend, or an interesting Facebook post, or you want to send someone an image to show her how to do something.

-iPhone
Press and hold the Home button along with the Sleep/Wake button. You should hear a shutter click. The screenshot will appear in your Camera Roll or Saved Photos section.

-Android
Hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time. The image is saved to the “Captured Images” folder in your Gallery app. That only works in Android 4.0 and higher, though. For
Android 3.0, 2.3 or earlier, use an app like AirDroid.

2. Block calls and texts
Have you ever had someone who just won’t stop calling or texting you, even after you asked nicely? Here’s how to block him.

-iPhone
To block calls on an iPhone with iOS 7 or later, open the Phone or FaceTime app. If the person is already a contact, tap his name, scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Block This Caller.
Then tap Block Contact.

If the person isn’t a contact, tap the Info button, then scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Block this Caller. Then tap Block Contact.

If you want to block texts, open the Messages app and tap a message from the person you want to block. Tap Contact in the upper right and then tap the Info button. Scroll to the bottom
and tap Block this Caller. Then tap Block
Contact. You can edit your blocked contacts later at these locations:
Settings>>Phone>>Blocked
Settings>>Messages>>Blocked
Settings>>FaceTime>>Blocked

-Android
On Android, go to Settings>>Call settings>>Call block. Under “Incoming calls” tap “Call block list” and then tap Create. You can enter a number, or tap the picture icon to find the number in your Contacts list or in your call logs.
If you don’t see these steps or want more blocking options, check out these call- and text-blocking apps.

3. Use a real password
iPhone and Android both default to a 4digit PIN for unlocking the phone. That’s OK as long as you don’t use something simple like 0000 or 1234. However, I know some people who want
even more security.

-iPhone
To set a real password on an iPhone, go to Settings>>Passcode. From there, swipe off the option that says Simple Passcode. Here, you can set your passcode with letters and special
characters for better phone security.

-Android
Go to Settings>>Lock screen and tap Screen lock. You can set what level of security you want, from a simple swipe to a password. Select Password and type in the password that you want. It should have a mix of letters, numbers
and special characters to be really safe.

4. See text more easily
Having a hard time reading things on your phone’s small screen? Bump up the font size to something a bit easier to see.

-iPhone
Go to Settings>>General>>Accessibility and turn on Bold Text and Larger Text. You can choose either one or both, depending on your preferences. You will need to restart your phonefor Bold Text to take effect.

-Android
Go to Settings>>Accessibility. Under Vision, tap Font size and set it to Large. Some phones include an even larger Huge option.

5. Read things out loud
Want to keep your eyes off your phone for a bit? Have it read things to you out loud.

-iPhone
Go to Settings>>General>>Accessibility and turn on VoiceOver. You have the option to practice with VoiceOver, set the speaking rate and more.
You will need to do some playing around to get used to it. For example you can touch and drag your fingers around the home screen to have it read what’s there. Double tap to activate an app,
while one tap will give you details about it. VoiceOver will read directions to you in Maps, have your camera tell you how many people are in your shot, and get spoken photo descriptions.

You can also handwrite notes and letters on the screen and have VoiceOver translate your messages into text for Mail and other apps.

-Android
Go to Settings>>Accessibility and tap TalkBack. If you don’t see it, you can download it from the Google Play store.
Turn it on and your phone will read whatever you touch on the screen and incoming notifications.

Hint: To perform a regular swipe gesture, you have to use two fingers instead of one. To adjust your TalkBack settings, go to Settings>>Accessibility and tap Text-to-Speech options. You can adjust the voice engine and speed rate.

Then go to Settings and turn on Hands-free mode. This will tell you who is calling or messaging.

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Escaping Sex As a Bachelor/Spinster

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Presently, there’s something happening around my vicinity. There is a young girl (i learn her mother is late) brought from the village to Lagos by her aunt. She had settled with her aunt’s family and had being living with them for some years now, and they were sending her to school.

Before now, I use to think her aunt was her mum. But few days ago, they couldn’t find her. Then it was later discovered that she’ve being with a boy in his house. Now that she’s back home, her aunt is determined to send her back to the village. Her education is at stake (she should be in S.S.S 2 next term), and so many other things.

‘Absurd’ characters are often displayed by young teens (male and female) every now and then. You know, they are just finding those passions, and are just bent on experimenting with them, irrespective of what may. Let me tell you my case.

I remembered when I newly stepped into puberty phrase. We were done with our Junior W.A.E.C, and while others goes to school, the J.S.S 3 students stay at home. I remembered how glad i was when i discovered I can now have a ‘different’ Attention. I remembered when i discovered my joystick can now bring out sperm. I was delighted when i saw the sperms coming out whenever i’m touching my joystick (while looking at half-Unclad women or their private parts, in books or newspapers).

Then i think i begin seeing girls as i haven’t being doing before. I’m now very aware that by touching their bodies (especially their breasts) it will bring pleasure to me. I want to put the things i hear about sex into practice. And there was a girl, a tenant in our house.

I think she was also a J.S.S 3 student. Thus, when everyone had gone to school, we were at home. And i was imagining doing it with her. She also was just approaching the phrase, and from her gestures, it seem she also want to experiment with her passions.

But do you know one basic thing that didn’t let me and her be able to have sex? BOLDNESS. I Thank GOD i didn’t have the boldness to tell her that. I didn’t even know how to tell her. When my mum (she’s now late) ask her to call me (my mum’s shop is beside our house) and she’s inside our house, I will want us to utilize that chance, but Boldness. And till we begin going back to school, i never have the boldness to ask
her for it.

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Police reveals new tactics robbers use on ATM users

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The Police on Friday advised members of the public using ATM at various banks to be security conscious as some criminals now disguised as customers queuing to withdraw money.

A statement on the Nigeria Police Force website noted that on July 30, at about 12:10a.m., a male bank customer went to withdraw money from one of the ATMs at the Central Business District (CBD), Abuja.

It stated that three young men who pretended to have come to withdraw money were also on queue with the plan to attack the man.

“The victim raised an alarm which attracted nearby Police Patrol team to the scene. The hoodlums took to their heels upon sighting the advancing policemen. “One automatic pistol fell from one of the suspects and was recovered by the police and the victim was safely rescued.

“However, another male victim was unlucky as hoodlums attacked him and snatched the N500,000 cash he withdrew from ATMs on July
28. “Police responded to his distress call and one of the suspects was arrested. Efforts are on to apprehend other gang members

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A Leader Or A Boss – Which One Are You?

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There are leaders and there are bosses, and the world will always have both around. The question to ask is; which one are you or which one are you aspiring to become? There is something similar between a leader and a boss– the way you approach being in charge.
Whether you are at the helm of affairs of a public institution, a private corporation or an NGO, the way you approach being in charge is a great factor in the organizations achievement. Your attitude, and relationship with other group members will determine whether the organization will succeed or fail.

What then are the differences between a leader and a boss? The under listed points explain the differences;

  1. A leader has followers, a boss has servants
  2. A leader explain situations, a boss dictates orders

  3. A leader listens to his followers and takes fair and just judgement, a boss gives orders which must be obeyed willy-nilly.

  4. A leader works in harmony with his followers, a boss drives his servants to work

  5. A leader shows concern and interest in his followers, a boss cares less about anybody’s burden.

  6. A leader is humane and sensitive, a boss resistant to emotions.

  7. A leader achieves much through the
    cooperation of his followers, a boss has no cooperation, there is always antagonism achieved.

  8. While a leader makes a success of any project he has at hand, the boss is likely to end up in an unsuccessful way.

  9. A leader is open to correction, a boss claims to know it all.

10.A leader says lets go, a boss says go.
Taking a careful look at the aforementioned, it is not hard to see that we already have plenty of bosses in our places of work. The world however awaits the emergence of leaders today.

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