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Tourist destinations are majorly places of social interest and relaxation, a place which exhibits the beauty of nature offering leisure and amusement. Tourist destinations rely heavily on the economic benefits of tourism. It defer in sizes, they can be as large as a city or as small as a coastal resort or village.


However, some factors like recommendation from friends and relatives, popularity as renowned destinations, comprehensive information online, availability of special offers, and accessibility of the destination amongst others affect tourism destinations.

Below are the top 10 tourism destinations around the world:

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower now generates its own power with new wind turbines - CNET

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A visit to Eiffel Towers is a must for all travelers. It is a site to behold for all ages and for travelers heading that way for the first time. Couples looking for a special gate-away and artists looking to spur their creativity can take a visit to this amazing destination.


2. Statue of Liberty, New York

Which Country Gave America the Statue of Liberty? - WorldAtlas

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The Statue of Liberty represents the United States like no other place. This symbol of freedom in New York City was gifted by the French to the American people in 1896.
This is a site to behold. Taking a ride uptown her crown and soak up the views over the city is one of the best experiences at the statue of Liberty, New York.


3. The Colosseum, Rome

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This is the most famous and largest structure still standing from the Roman Empire. It is also the biggest attraction of the modern day Rome. It’s been a major attraction for travelers from generation to generation and indeed a place to count on.
Situated at the heart of the city, the Colosseum is an enticing place to visit and easily accessible. Wondering through Rome’s ancient streets is definitely a great experience.


4. Taj Mahal, India

India reopens Taj Mahal for tourists as COVID-19 curbs eased | Daily Sabah

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The Taj Mahal, India is definitely a tourist delight, visiting the Taj Mahal always makes ones stay in India a memorable one. The mausoleum commissioned by the Shah Jahan fir his wife Muntaz Mahal is known internationally as a symbol of love.
The excellent structure made with precious and semi precious stones is better appreciated by physical presence. Its river front setting, surrounding gardens and reflective pools sets Taj Mahal aside from the other tourists’ destinations.


5. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza is undergoing a major revamp with new visitor  amenities - Lonely Planet

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Among the top tourist destinations in the world is the Pyramid of Giza, this place takes ancient attractions to another level. It was built over 4500 years ago. It has always been a generational tourist site.
Located just outside Cairo the capital city, the Pyramid is easily accessible, taking a ride around the structures is a memorable experience.


6. Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China - The Greatest Miracle Created by Ancient Chinese People

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China is known for its modern cities and towering sky scrapers, the Great Wall of China built in the 14th and 17th centuries is a strategic edifice that all who visits China should behold.
Strolling along the top of the Wall provides an incredible view of the structure showing off at a distance. Many travelers crave to visit this place over and over again because of its enriching experience.


7. Borobudur, Indonesia

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Borobudur is no doubt Indonesia’s top tourist destination. It dates from the 9th century and one if not the largest Buddhist temples in the world.
A visit to this place is overtly something to remember especially early in the morning when you would have the best chance of experiencing the early mist and the volcanoes would be at its clearest.


8. Stonehenge, England

Stonehenge: get to know England's most mysterious monument - Lonely Planet

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Stonehenge is a wonder on its own, seeing this place keeps you wondering what went on over 4,500 years ago. It is a site for historians and has always captured the attention of countless visitors. The number of visitors that descend on Stonehenge can not be over emphasized.
A visit to this place leaves a truly memorable experience. A trip to London might not be complete without an experience at the Stonehenge.


9. The Acropolis, Athens

7 Interesting Facts about the Acropolis of Athens, Greece – Big 7 Travel

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Situated in Athens, the Acropolis draws you up and it’s one of the ancient views you can’t afford to wave aside. As you walk between the meticulously constructed ancient buildings, lingering and watching the sun set from the stairs near the entrance which is more or less a nightly ritual in Athens. This is a beautiful tourist destination you would love to see.


10. Sydney Opera House

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This is another top tourist attraction in the world. The Sydney Opera House is easily identifiable and accessible. A photo of yourself in front of the white sails screams “Australia “.
The Sydney Opera House was built and opened officially in the late 1973. Taking a tour inside to see the unique shape and hear the exceptional acoustics is one of the major experiences the building accords.

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Igbo-Ora is one of Nigeria’s most astonishing finds. While Europe has approximately 16 twins for every 1,000 births and the United States has approximately 33 twins per 1,000 births, statistics from research carried out between 1972 and 1982 by British gynecologist Patrick Nylander revealed an average of 45 to 50 sets of twins per 1,000 live births in the southwest. According to a BBC story, there are approximately 158 twins per 1,000 babies in Igbo-Ora, the world’s twin capital, compared to 5 twins per 1,000 newborns in Europe.

Nigeria's twin town ponders cause of  multiple births | Reuters

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The town, located around 80 kilometers from Lagos, is a peaceful town in Oyo state with a modest style of life populated primarily by farmers and traders. Igbo-Ora is known as the Twin Capital of the World, and it has a stone plinth to prove it.
Because Igbo-Ora has the highest number of twin births in the world, wandering around the town may give you the impression that you are seeing double. Almost every home contains at least one set of twins.

The conception and birth of two children from the same pregnancy is still uncommon. Because it is impossible to anticipate whether a woman will have twins, it is also considered a rare occurrence. Igbo-Ora, on the other hand, makes one wonder if there is, after all, a secret to having twins.
Twin births have also been seen in Kodinji, India, and Candido Godoi, Brazil. While some speculate that the births are attributable to genetics, research suggests that the multiple births may be related to the dietary habits of the women in the region.

Cassava is quite popular in the Yoruba cuisine since it may be eaten in a variety of ways such as Amala, Garri, Fufu, and so on. This is in addition to the other stews that are unique to the Yoruba people. A study conducted at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital into multiple twin births discovered a high amount of a chemical contained in the peelings of specific cassava and yam tubers.
This was also observed in women.

According to a BBC interview from 2001, a specialist gynecologist who had seen many of the multiple births at the hospital stated, “These drugs are frequently linked to the discharge of more than one egg, which usually leads to twin pregnancies.”

This implies that there may be an environmental element promoting the high concentration of this chemical compound.

Numerous studies have indicated that the tuber diet consumed by Yoruba women, particularly the peelings, includes a high concentration of these chemical compounds. These women have an abnormally high concentration of these substances in their bodies, which induce the release of more than one egg. There are compelling reasons to believe in this idea.

“The chief of the Igbo-Ora community, on the other hand, has attributed the births to the soup they eat with these tubers, saying:
“We consume a lot of okra leaf or Ilasa soup. We also consume a lot of yam, and both diets have an impact on multiple births.”

People ascribed the predominance of twins in Igbo-Ora to a meal known as Amala and Ilasa, morsels of meals that consist of blended yam powder (agida) and okra left broth. Yams contain gonadotrophins, a substance that helps women develop multiple eggs.

On October 9, 2021, the historical city of Igbo-Ora will erupt once more as people from all walks of life descend on the old town to celebrate the annual Igbo-Ora World Twins Festival.

The event is organized by Twins World Creations in collaboration with the Igbo-Ora Community Foundation to highlight the community’s tourist and cultural potential, both of which are worthy of inclusion in the Guinness Book of Records.

The attendance of about 3000 set of twins from various regions of the country, as well as the typical appearance of the Alaafin of Oyo/grand patron of the festival, Eleruwa of Eruwa, and certain traditional leaders from Oyo, distinguishes the yearly event.

In addition, Taiwo and Kehinde Oguntoye, the Ibadan, Oyo State-born twin ambassadors and festival initiators, confirmed that being twins has brought them a lot of positive things while stating that the festival aims to affect the state and Nigeria at large.

According to them, “we believe that the twin celebration can be leveraged to strengthen Nigeria’s economy.” This means that twins can be used to promote and expand Igbo-Ora’s tourism capacity.

This festival, which began ten years ago as the Naija Twins Festival, was recently repackaged for global participation. Thus, the World Twins Festival is intended to position Oyo State as the world’s foremost twin tourism destination, to initiate the development of the twin festival as a unique sponsorship property, and to create activity around Igbo-Ora in order to attract pilgrimage to the “land of twins.”

They went on to say that the main problem for twins in Nigeria is finance related, because most families with twins do not have the financial means to take proper care of them.

The festival’s theme this year is “Twinning for Global Medical Breakthrough.” It is dedicated to the medical staff at the National Medical Centre in Abuja who successfully separated the conjoined Martins twins in 2020.

According to a statement issued by the festival’s global organizers, Ambassadors Taiwo and Kehinde Oguntoye, the gathering will be devoted to the celebration and promotion of the multi-functional twinning cultural tradition of Igbo-Ora (the Land of Twins), with the festival lasting for one week beginning on Sunday, October 3, with a special church thanksgiving service at the Methodist Church, Igbo-Ora.

Other activities include a twins debate competition among twin-students in junior and senior secondary schools in Ibarapa land, a twins traditional/cultural games day on October 7, which will feature a community exhibition of local games for twins, a twin parade, circus performances, a twins talent show, and other energetic performances by participating twins.

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Nigeria’s population is projected to be around 200 million people, implying that the country has a surplus of both skilled and unskilled labor. Because of its population, it is also a rich ground for worldwide trade. Nigeria is also endowed with a plethora of mineral resources. It is Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest producer and exporter of oil, as well as the world’s 13th largest.

These endowments should have elevated Nigeria to the forefront of global investment. With its wealth in petroleum and natural resources, as well as its immense agricultural potential, Nigeria should have long been Africa’s unchallenged economic powerhouse.

However, 60 years after independence, Nigeria, like a car straining to climb a steep slope, has yet to realize its full potential. As a result, its vast population has become a source of weakness rather than strength.

Many Nigerians have had to seek their fortunes overseas due to enormous unemployment and overstretching of inadequate and poorly maintained infrastructure.
Smaller countries like Ghana, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates are catching up.

At the same time, large firms from industrialized and wealthy European and South Asian countries find the Nigerian business climate unfavorable.

This is primarily due to deteriorating infrastructure, corruption, and instability. Over the years, many European firms have closed or transferred their Nigerian manufacturing units. They blame a lack of steady electrical supply and rampant corruption for impeding their seamless operations.

For good cause, all eyes were on the world’s most populous Black Country at the time of independence. Nigerians excelled in intellectual and scholastic pursuits, business, international diplomacy, military and political leadership, and so forth. Only Ghana rivaled Nigeria in continental leadership just before independence.

When Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah was toppled in a coup, the spotlight was transferred to Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, and Ahmadu Bello, Nigerian political leaders who were also brilliant thinkers.

Nigeria led and offered substantial support to UN peacekeeping deployments in Congo and other nations. It spearheaded the anti-apartheid struggle in Southern African countries such as South Africa, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), and Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). It also backed liberation movements in Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, and Western Sahara.

Nigeria’s influence in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries was so significant in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s that it soared to the top of the organization for decades. The country’s economic clout made it more politically significant in Africa, and by the mid-1980s, its opinion was constantly sought on intra-state dispute resolution.

The African Union and the Economic Community of West African States viewed the country as their lifeline, and they still do to some extent.

The reasons why Nigeria may no longer be the giant of Africa are as follows:
• A succession of failed administrations
• Moral bankruptcy in government institutions
• High level of insecurity
• Religious and ethnic prejudice
• Military blunders prior to 1993


1. A Succession of Failed Administrations


A lack of commitment by leaders and the people to the Nigerian goal, a united, stable, developed, and successful country, as well as overloading the polity with hardline ethnic or proto-nationalists in a country of over 250 groups will ultimately destroy the country.


2. Moral Bankruptcy in Government Institutions


The Nigerian government institutions comprises of individuals who do not have any form of morals nor self conscience to move the country towards the right position. This has led to many forms of financial embezzlement, economic decay, and poverty among the masses.


3. High level of Insecurity


There’s the issue of insecurity, which has been a stumbling block for the previous decade. Insecurity is defined as a lack of internal stability or safety, as well as a condition of vulnerability to internal dangers and threats. Insecurity stems from a weakened and compromised national security architecture, which has been one of the major impediments to Nigeria realizing its full development potential.

To put it another way, while various other variables have conspired over the decades to keep Nigeria afloat, the country’s horrible security situation in the last ten years has eroded the state’s fabric.

According to our findings, the frequency of insurgent attacks has resulted in collateral harm to Nigeria’s peace, stability, development, and sovereignty. We also observed that the current government has been indecisive in dealing with insecurity.

The overworked and undertrained military is losing its ability to combat Boko Haram, control borders, and maintain the country’s once-enviable image. The police protect little or nothing, are corrupt and inept, and have become a significant drain on the state.

Ordinary folks rely on legal self-help or illicit means to survive both at home and abroad. Nobody gives a damn and the image crisis is worsening.


4. Religious and Ethnic Prejudice


Due to Nigeria’s diverse religious and cultural heritage, there are over 250 ethnic groups and three different types of religion (Christianity, Islam, and Traditionalism) in the country and as such, cases of tribalism and religion tend to rear its ugly head whenever it comes to awarding contracts or political appointments.

This has led to the placing of the wrong persons in political positions and abusing power in the process to the detriment of the masses.


5. Military Blunders prior to 1993


The military regime was also another horrible experience in the lives of Nigerians. Decisions were made that plunged Nigeria into a mess including the Biafran civil war whose agitation is still brewing as of this present day.

The likes of Major General Sani Abacha come to mind as his loots are still being recovered from the Diaspora till this very day.

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It is unsurprising that when it comes to famous footballers, everything around them is inspected and noticed, including their dress and hairstyles. Footballer hairstyles are one of the most contentious issues in their profession. Many unique hairstyles have become iconic markers for footballers over the years.
When the new season begins, the 90-minute competition will deliver you fashionable hairstyles. Players might be classic, elegant, wacky, or even shocking.

Check out some of the worst haircuts in football history:



1. George Berry

George Berry on Cyrille Regis: 'He was a shining light' | Daily Mail Online

Football Focus readers voted George Berry as Stoke City’s all-time hero. After leaving his first club, Wolves, he stayed for eight years, from 1982 to 1990. Berry had previously assisted Wolves in winning the 1980 League Cup.

He achieved notable success in both football and business. He was known for his unusual afro hairstyle.

The afro has an aura, and it was the ideal style for football players of various origins. Berry joked that it would be a shame to bring up his afro and beard.

 

2. David Seaman

David Seaman reveals he STILL has his ponytail at home in weird new video -  Mirror Online

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Arsene Wenger lost his life trying for a replacement for goalkeeper David Seaman, and he is one of three defense representatives voted in the top ten players in Arsenal history.

He is well-known not only for his superb ball-holding abilities, but also for his ponytail. A pudgy face and a ponytail helped him become one of the top goalkeepers for many years, keeping clean sheets.

The former goalie, on the other hand, sold his hair for 10,000 pounds to raise funds for charity. He donated the entire sum to Bobbi Moor’s foundation, which is dedicated to researching cancer disorders in the United Kingdom.

 

3. Jason Lee


Jason Lee says Baddiel and Skinner abuse 'went too far' after blackface and  crude jokes - Daily Star

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Jason Lee had established a name for himself in English football by the mid-1990s, having played for 22 different clubs. Unfortunately, he may be remembered more for his hairdo than for his performances on the field.

Jason Lee’s hair looks like he’s got a pineapple growing on his head. It may be unjust that Lee is recognized more for his horrifying hairstyle than for his dedicated work efforts. When someone made fun of his haircuts, he took it personally and saw it as racial prejudice.


4. Rodrigo Palacio


What is going on with Rodrigo Palacio's rat-tail hairdo? | For The Win

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Rodrigo Palacio and his mouse tail deserve to be ranked seventh on the list of the most unusual hairstyles of all time. In 2005, the Bologna striker joined Argentina’s national squad. With his frequent appearances in all competitions and a rising number of goals, he appears to be a time traveler.


Rodrigo Palacio created a big impression at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with his 70cm rat-tail. The rat-tail cut is located off-center of his back-middle of his head and is usually braided. On the field, his hair looked like an uneven rat-tail, according to many football fans.

 

5. Benoit Assou-Ekotto


Benoit Assou-Ekotto - News, views, gossip, pictures, video - Irish Mirror  Online

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been a member of the Tottenham Hotspur team since 2006. After impressing in the 2009 League Cup final, he won the starting left-back position with Tottenham Hotspur.

The footballer’s hairdo is frightening, resembling an electric shock. Assou-unusual Ekotto’s hairdo has contributed to his growing popularity. He may even serve as a public service announcement to avoid using electrical equipment immediately after washing his hands.
He is provocative and defies stereotypes, yet he is also funny and honest. It elevates him to the position of most interested Premier League player in London.



6. Gervinho


Does this former Liverpool and Newcastle United man have the worst haircut  in Premier League history? - Football Shirt Collective

Gervinho is a soccer player from Ivory Coast. He is now a striker for Serie A side Parma and has represented the Ivory Coast national team. Gervinho went from being a clown at Arsenal to an expert who blew his opportunity to becoming a special card in the hands of Coach Rudi Garcia at Roma.


Unfortunately, people frequently refer to him as having strange hairstyles and wearing a characteristic headband. Gervinho attempted to conceal his baldness by donning a huge scarf. It’s difficult to envision an Ivorian footballer without it.


7. Bacary Sagna


Bacary Sagna | Hair styles, Cool haircuts, Braided hairstyles

Bacary Sagna is a French footballer who has mostly played for the France national team. In addition, he is the finest right-back in the Premier League and can even play center-back or wing-back.
Fans are interested in his personal life in addition to his professional career. 
Because of his vividly bleached pigtails, he was easy to detect on the pitch. Because of his blindingly yellow bleached braids, he was easy to spot on the grass.

8. David Beckham


David Beckham's Best Haircuts | SoccerGator

It’s incredible that a man who is regarded as a global fashion icon disappointed the audience because of his braided hair. When the attractive man emerged with his awful hair, the entire world was taken aback. His unique hairstyle will undoubtedly be a lasting memory in his life. Beckham has also stated that he regrets his hairdo. He has since reverted to a more palatable style.

 

9. Ronaldo Nazario

SportMob – Ronaldo apologizes to 'all mothers' for 2002 'horrible haircut'

Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima (born 18 September 1976) is a Brazilian businessman, the president of La Liga club Real Valladolid, and a retired professional footballer who played as a striker.

During the 2002 World Cup, Ronaldo opted to shave everything on his head but that bit of hair, making a mockery of men all over the world and one of football’s worst haircuts ever, similar to Gervinho, who saw their hairline gradually recede to their foreheads.

Some would claim that winning the golden boot and sending Brazil to win the trophy resulted in one of the worst haircuts in football history.


10. Taribo West’s Braids


Taribo West: "I only have Inter in my heart. Moratti? Extraordinary person  and president. My age? 44, it's the truth!" — FedeNerazzurra

Every time he came onto the pitch for Nigeria, the defender was known to have green braids of varying lengths and shapes. Throughout his career, he changed them to match the colors of his club teams, making him look like a worn-out kitchen mop.

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For many years, the development of mobile apps has been at the heart of technical progress. A company that wants to assure good engagement from mobile platforms must create their own app and provide an excellent user experience.

Following the advancements in the digital arena, various apps are being released in the app store and play store on a regular basis.
These mobile apps are intended to make life easier by serving a variety of functions such as business, lifestyle, entertainment, education, games, and others.

Mobile apps are assisting enterprises, institutions, and companies in remaining relevant and competitive in the face of an ever-growing market, a recent offshoot of modern technologies, and altering customer behavior.
Millions of people throughout the world have found that mobile apps have made their lives easier.

A few years ago, Nigerians relied primarily on smartphone apps made outside of the country.
However, the scenario has changed because Nigerian developers have created a variety of apps that are geared exclusively for their intended clients.

We have compiled a list of the top ten most used mobile applications by Nigerians based on recent trends and they are as follows:

1. WhatsApp

WhatsApp - latest news, breaking stories and comment - The Independent

This is the most popular chat program designed as a replacement for text messages or voice conversations that span borders. Facebook owns this instant messaging software.


2. Audiomack

Audiomack Partners Transsion to Drive Investment in Entertainment |  Business Post Nigeria

Audiomack is a free music sharing and discovery software that is popular in Nigeria and is accessible for Android users to download. It distributes a large number of tracks by Nigerian artists.


3. Abeg

All You Need to Know About Abeg, the BBNaija Headline Sponsor | The NATIVE

This is a social payment network that allows people to make and receive money as well as support peer-to-peer transfers. Abeg technologies made this app. It’s popularity has been helped by the fact that they are sponsors of the current Big Brother Naija season.


4. TikTok

Can you guess what is world's most downloaded social media app this year?

During the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, the video-based social app gained popularity. Tiktok lite was designed for consumers who can’t afford the hefty prices of internet bundles.


5. Memory Cleaner/Speed Increaser

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Essential Tools built this app. It basically frees up space and increases the memory capacity of your mobile device.


6. Opay

What's different about OPay in Nigeria? - Dignited

Opay is mostly utilized for bill payment, funds transfer through POSs, and other financial transactions.


7. Facebook

Facebook - latest news, pictures & video - Mirror Online

Facebook is a messaging and social network platform founded by Mark Zuckerberg. The app helps to connect people all over the world and one can even apply for job roles as there are Job advertising sites on the platform.

 

8. Instagram

Instagram announces new changes to the timeline based on feedback -  GSMArena.com news

Instagram is a social media platform where people go to showcase a diverse range of activities. Nigerians usually check out the platform to be up to date with the activities of their favorite celebrities and gossips.


9. Jumia

This is Nigeria’s most popular e-commerce site.


10. Clubhouse

Clubhouse is a social audio software that can hold thousands of people and allows them to communicate via audio conversations.

Users can engage in live chats with themselves, as well as send voice messages and listen to other people.

While having a perfectly clean home can be nice, the process of keeping your home spotless is seldom fun. Luckily, there are countless neat cleaning products out there that can help get your home back to pristine condition in less time than you ever thought possible.


1. Cleaning Towels

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Do you want to clean your house without using a ton of paper towels? These machine washable microfiber towels are the most convenient way to keep your space neat without misusing paper towels.


2. Cleaning Gloves

Portwest A800 Household Latex Gloves - SafetyGloves.co.uk

One of the most germ-free things in your home seems to be the thing you clean it with: your sponge. However, with these reusable and easy-to-sanitize cleaning gloves

, you can get crisp dishes in no time with less waste and fewer manners.


3. Dust Cleaning Gel

 

Amazon.com: TICARVE Cleaning Gel for Car Detailing Putty Car Vent Cleaner  Cleaning Putty Gel Auto Detailing Tools Car Interior Cleaner Dust Cleaning  Mud for Cars and Keyboard Cleaner Gel Cleaning Slime Purple :

Compressed air is cool and all, but sometimes it just fails to attract that really stuck-on dirt that ends up on the keyboard and other frequently used surfaces. With a very efficient gel cleanser, you will have all the satisfaction of playing with the slime and the pleasure of seeing the dirt disappear on your devices and other surfaces.


4. Vacuum Cleaner

BowAI 3-in-1 Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner - 1200Pa, 28W

Vacuuming can be essential in keeping floors and carpets clean, but few of us appreciate the time we spend dragging our heavy, bulky vacuums around the house. This is where smart robot vacuums come in. This vacuum does all the work for you, picking up dirt and debris from your floors while avoiding denting your furniture, thanks to its advanced sensor technology.


5. Dishwasher Cleaner

Tesco Dishwasher Cleaner 250Ml - Tesco Groceries

You probably use your dishwasher to clean your dishes, but who among us really takes the time to clean the machine while doing all the work? Since researchers have found everything from mold to harmful bacteria in dishwashers, it’s important that they clean themselves as well.

Luckily, this Tesco dishwasher cleaner does all the work for you. Just put the bottle in the dishwasher, start the machine and in no time, the environment will be cleaner and more hygienic.

We all know the rate of unemployment in Nigeria and how it has caused the educated youths to roam about with no job in hand.  Gratefully, there are businesses you can partake in or undergo that would fetch you income which would in turn help give you a foothold in the society we live in today.

Below are the list of small business ideas suggested that you can engage in to earn income:

1. Raw Food Business

This is a profitable business that can bring good returns on investment in Nigeria. Nigerians are people who like to eat home cooked food more than fast food, unlike their foreign counterparts. Things like rice, beans, garri, among others, are what would be sold.


2. POS Agent Business

This is currently an in-vogue business where POS payment agents help people make withdrawals, transfers, pay for bills etc. There are lots of adults in Nigeria who are always in need of cash or need help with paying electricity bills, cable TV payments etc. You can sign up on any of the major fintech Payment operators like Opay or the banks, apply for a POS machine, and set up with a mini stall.


3. Nurseries/Daycare Business

There will always be a need to earn a living even after childbirth. This is one of the reasons nurseries make a lot of money. The services they provide are incomparable and indispensable. If you have a soft spot for babies and children, you may want to consider starting a daycare.


4. Laundry & Dry Cleaning Business

It is one of the relatively common businesses to start in Nigeria. A lot of people have done very well in this area and are still doing well. There are a lot of people who are too overwhelmed with work not to have time to wash their clothes. You only need to set up in a conspicuous neighbourhood with lots of busy working class persons.


5. Hamper/Gift Business

In Nigeria there are always lots of seasons and reasons to give gifts (birthdays, special holidays like Christmas, child dedication etc). If you know you have a knack for gifts (identifying cool gifts and packaging/wrapping them in the most attractive ways) you can monetise that gift. Take the burden of people who want to gift others something. You help them source and put together the gift package or hamper and even deliver for a fee. Use social media platforms like Instagram to promote your business. You will find that there are already several people doing this. It is one of the low startup cost businesses you can find.


6. Graphic Design Business

If you have the design skills, you can turn to the graphic design business. One of the benefits of this business is that you can learn the skills in involved in from scratch from a variety of free online resources and then expand on what you have learned. You can help people and businesses design an array of things from brochures to invitation/wedding cards, t-shirts etc.


7. Phone Repair Business

There are hardly any adults who do not have a phone in Nigeria. It just proves that the phone industry and the other businesses around it will only continue to grow. You can learn phone repair skills so that you can explore the huge market that exists.


8. Podcast Business

To start your own podcast you will need to put together some equipment. Then you must have deep interest in a specific area and build a talk show around it. The beauty of the emerging podcast opportunity is that years ago you probably needed to convince a radio station to give you time slot for your show. Nowadays you can simply turn your study to a studio and interview people from anywhere in the world on different interesting topics. 


9. A Delivery/Courier Business

With increasing exposure to online business and shopping there is always an opportunity to start a courier/delivery business that helps small business vendors deliver purchased goods quickly to their customers for a flat fee within the city/town. The obvious drawback to this might be the cost of acquiring a few bikes, hiring riders, implementing a tracking and payment collection system as well as dealing with local transport and government agencies.


10. Poultry Raising Business

Starting a poultry farm may seem easy, but starting a business is also something completely different. This means that you are not only a chicken farmer, but also an entrepreneur. Define your target market and the part of the chicken industry that you intend to enter. The chicken industry has two main parts; Layers, where chickens raised lay or also produce eggs, or Broilers, where chickens are raised primarily for meat.


11. Fashion Design/Tailoring Business

The art of sewing has been around since time immemorial. If you have an eye for fashion and can learn the skills, you can start working to immerse yourself in the sewing industry. There is always a demand for all types of fashion wears. You can decide to focus on a specific niche like bespoke traditional attires, corporate dress/wears etc. 


12. Tomato Growing Business

Starting a tomato growing business is a rewarding business that doesn’t cost too much to start. However, before you start your tomato business, find out about the type of tomatoes people typically want. This information can be obtained from those who provide seeds, as they will be able to tell you what is popular and what is not. In addition, they will introduce you to varieties that sell well; however, you will also need to make sure that the seeds you eventually harvest grow well in your climate.


13. Organic Farming Business

Many people for health reasons opt only for organic products. These products take a long time to mature, unlike their hybrid counterpart. If you have a penchant for healthy living and have access to land and some capital, you may want to consider starting an organic farm. Some of the areas you can focus on include organic livestock, organic diary, organic fish farm etc.


14. Freelance Writing Business

It is very possible to become a full-time freelance writer for a living, or to be a part-time freelance writer supplementing a regular paid income. Another role is to do it just for fun or to build a bigger skill portfolio. your writing hobby in a career that does not affect your daily work.


15. Clothing Store Business

The clothing store (boutique) segment consists of small retail stores that sell a limited range of clothing and accessories. Industry is defined as one store. Clothing stores (boutiques) can be strictly designer-focused (i.e. only a designer collection is sold there), or they can sell a mix of designer labels (brands) that are specifically served in the local market. The good thing is if you are social media savvy you can build a strong brand and drive sales through Instagram and/or Tiktok.


16. Gaming/Sporting Centre Business

There are a lot of people who enjoy games (snooker, video games, simulation games etc). The scope at which you start can depend on your financial capacity but you can always grow. The good thing is that you can add several profit centres such as betting, football viewing centres etc.

17. Fabric Business

The textile industry is very important in Nigeria because there are many varieties of fabrics. Before you start to consider settling for this business, you need to make sure that someone who is already doing well in the business is able to guide you. Mentoring is important for getting off to a good start.



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The world we live in today has experienced brutal leaders that have caused chaos, suffering and pandemonium during their reign. It was generally known that during these dreadful times, the rate of people who died far exceeded those who died due to natural causes. Without much ado, we bring to you the most brutal dictators in the world’s history:


1. Genghis Khan 1162-1227

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Genghis Khan during his time assumed the position of a Mongol emperor who joined the military ranks at a tender age of 20 years. One would think this was done to defend the monglian empire rather, he went on to become evil, killing his father as well as all males of tartar origin who were 3 feet and above in height.

Genghis defeated the Naiman tribe and his army used the survivors as shield for their battles. He died a horrific death in 1227 as some though said the cause of his death was sickness.


2. Idi Amin 1923-1928

Idi Amin - Death, Uganda & Facts - HISTORY

Idi Amin was known for working for the British Army, Ugandan politician, military officer and was President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He is known as the “Butcher of Uganda”. During his reign, his enemies/opponents were imprisoned, tortured or killed.

Between 100,000 and 500,000 Ugandans were murdered during his reign of terror. He ordered Asians to leave Uganda and blamed them for the country’s great economic crisis and called them “economic war”.

He is known to have killed and tortured people in every brutal way possible. The women also suffered extreme torture, rape and ultimately death. He is the most dangerous and cruel leader who became Uganda’s worst nightmare.


3. Mao TseTung 1893-1976

Mao Tse Tung Quotes. QuotesGram

Mao Zedong or Mao TseTung is said to be the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, the most brutal dictator in history. His policies and his government have killed and caused the deaths of 49 million people at the top of their brutality and evil list.

He launched programs such as the Cultural Revolution and the Great Leap Forward which resulted in the deaths of around 20 million people by starvation. About 2 to 3 million people have been systematically killed by his regime.

4. Josef Stalin 1878-1953

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Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin led the Soviet Union as dictator from 1920 to 1953. He is said to be the cause of death of over 23 million people and is the most perverts of world history. After Lenin’s death in 1924, Stalin became the new leader of the Soviet Union.

His “five-year economic plan” hit the country and caused severe famine by forcing all working class people to join the state agricultural cooperative. In Ukraine alone, this has resulted in around 3 million deaths.

Those who opposed the peasant cooperative saw their land seized or brutally killed or deported. The survivors were taken to work camps comparable to Nazi concentration camps.
These labor camps led them to work until they died of hunger and disease. “Great Purge” is what they called, where anyone who opposed Stalin was killed.

5. Saddam Hussein 1937-2006
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Saddam Hussein was the dictator of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. During his reign he authorized countless attacks on people. His policies resulted in the deaths of as many as 2 million people. He ordered chemical attacks, eye extortion, beatings and severe brutal attacks on people.

He also recorded several tortures and deaths to be watched later for sadistic pleasure. Saddam was convicted of crimes against humanity and hanged in 2006. His hanging was also widely televised.

6. Adolf Hitler 1889-1945

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Adolf Hitler known for his Nazi Party as well as his atrocities and brutality during his dictatorial rule. He was a German politician, founder of the Nazi Party and was also Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945.

He became directly responsible for the brutal torture and murder of some 17 million people. He planned and carried out the extermination of the majority of Jews whom they found unsuited to his nationalist agenda.

Anyone who was against and opposed to his government was put in concentration camps and brutally killed with poison gas chambers. It consisted mainly of Jews followed by Christians, Gypsies, women, children and the mentally handicapped.

7. Benito Mussolini 1883-1945

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Mussolini was a ruthless dictator of Italy as he began to disintegrate the institutions of the democratic government and in 1925 he became “il Duce” or “il capo” of Italy. In 1936, Mussolini forged an alliance with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in which he introduced anti-Semitic policies in Italy.

In April 1945, already ousted from power, Mussolini tried to escape the approach of Allied forces, but was shot down by anti-fascists and hanged upside down in a Milanese square.


8. Vlad the Impaler 1428-1476

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Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler also known as Vlad Dracula. As he was known, he enjoyed torturing his victim in the most horrific ways, such as piercing his victims with a wooden or metal pole inserted vertically so that the victims could suffer and die slowly.

It wasn’t the only horrific act against his victims that he appreciated. He hammered nails to pierce the victim’s head, burn alive, roast, behead and countless brutal psychopathic acts.

It is said in the story that he killed thousands of people, although this is small compared to the atrocities of other dictators, but he ranks quite high in the reputation for cruelty. Vlad was murdered in 1477.


9. Kim II Sung 1912-1994

 

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Kim II Sung was a Communist dictator of North Korea and was president from 1972 to 1994. Historical reports say he claimed the lives of around 3 million people. He executed the murder of all the officers and rivals who fought with him in the Korean War.

During this period, his regime captured around 200,000 political prisoners and executed them in concentration camps. He was famous for killing anyone who spoke out against the regime or even a small mistake that could knock his photo down to the ground.


10. General Sani Abacha 1943-1998

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Sani Abacha’s infamous exploits are still mentioned even after his death. He plundered Nigeria so much that the money to be recovered which is cut in several banks is still enormous. He canceled an election and tried to be president for life until his death. His five-year regime was characterized by terror and human abuse.

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The smallest countries in the world are those with the fewest square kilometers within the country’s official borders. In order from the smallest to the least smallest, here are the top five smallest countries on the planet. Keep in mind that the list starts with the smallest country, Vatican City, and ends with San Marino as the fifth smallest country in the world.


1. Vatican City

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Vatican City is a country that receives a lot of misinformation in informal conversations. If you take the capital of the United States and compare it to Vatican City, you will understand why Vatican City is not automatically considered a country. You see, the capital of the United States of America is Washington D.C.

The District of Columbia is not a separate state, but rather DC is a federal district. So when it comes to defining Vatican City, a similar title comes into play, and the Vatican is not always recognized by its official status as a country. Instead, the Vatican is considered a city, which is a misconception rooted in the fact that the name of the country contains the word city.

But try not to let the common misconception about the Vatican convince you otherwise because Vatican City is, in fact, a country. It is also the smallest country in the world. Vatican City is a country that encompasses less than a square mile in all. This fact is a contributing factor to the inaccurate assumptions so often made about Vatican City.

With a total area of approximately zero point seventeen square miles of land, Vatican City not only has the smallest total area of all time, but the population density of Vatican City is also extremely shocking.

By taking the population of this country and dividing it by the sum of the square miles within the borders of the country, we can determine how many people there are compared to the amount of land.

The population size of Vatican City is currently estimated at around a thousand people, which means that the thousand people residing in Vatican City face the reality of crushing less than a third of a mile of land.

Vatican City Statistics:
• Area: 0.19 square miles (0.49 km²)
• Population: 825
• Year of foundation: 1929
• Official language: Italian


2. Monaco

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Monaco is a country located along from the coast of the always beautiful Côte d’Azur. As a destination country for people with more money than they know what to do, Monaco is full of parties, gambling, shopping and fun galore. Located very close to France and positioned on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco is the second smallest country in the world.

The country of Monaco is only 0.81m2 in size which is hard to believe given the constant tourist activities and hectic adventures. Despite Monaco’s very small physical size, the European country remains a favorite among those with the cash to spend.

Monaco Statistics:
• Area: 0.81 square miles (2.1 km²)
• Population: 38,300
• Year of foundation: 1297
• Official language: French


3. Nauru

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The lesser-known island of Nauru is a country in its own right, which is a surprising truth when you consider how small this island country is.

Geographically close to Australia and the Pacific Ocean, Nauru is part of the Australian mainland although it is not connected to the Australian mainland.

Nauru is a country that is only eight point one square mile high, making it not only the third smallest country in the world, but also the smallest island country in all that exists.

Statistics of Nauru:
• Area: 21 km²
• Population: 10,670
• Year of foundation: 1968
• Official languages: English, Nauruan


4. Tuvalu

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Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is an island country located about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. The country is made up of nine individual islands, of which three are coral islands and six are atolls.

Due to its remoteness, Tuvalu is one of the most visited countries in the world with around 2,000 visitors per year. If Tuvalu is now the fourth smallest country in the world, it risks being overwhelmed by rising sea levels.

This is because the country’s highest point is only 15 feet above sea level. There has been talk of moving the population to Fiji or New Zealand, two neighboring countries that have strong foreign relations with Tuvalu, if that should happen. It might interest you to know that Tuvalu does not accept credit cards and relies exclusively on cash.

Tuvalu Statistics:
• Area: 10 square miles (26 km²)
• Population: 11,192
• Year of foundation: 1978
• Official languages: English, Tuvaluan


5. San Marino

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San Marino is a micro state which is completely landlocked in Italy. A stonemason, who later became known as San Marino, founded the country. It has a high wealth when it comes to GDP per capita.

San Marino Statistics:
• Area: 60 square kilometers
• Population: 33,938
• Year of Foundation: 301 AD
• Official Language: Italian

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We all know we live in a world were sports has evolved to be one of the biggest money making industries on the planet. As a result of this, there have been some outstanding individuals in their respective fields who have reaped the rewards of their hard work and sweat and are now making money moves today.


Below are the top 7 athletes who have earned at least a billion U.S. dollars in their career:

 

7. Leo Messi

 

Net Worth: $400 million

Total Career Earnings: $1 billion

Messi became just the second footballer in history to achieve the feat of earning a billion dollars while still active as a player. He has played for Barcelona for the most part of his career and earns a whooping sum of over 100 million dollars yearly at his new club PSG. Part of his wealth also comes from endorsements such as Pepsi, Adidas and Konami as he has gotten over 34 million dollars through these endorsements.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo

Net Worth: $500 million

Total Career Earnings: $1 billion

Cristiano Ronaldo who currently plays for Manchester United is the third athlete after Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather to hit the $1 billion earnings mark while still actively competing.

According to Forbes, $650 million of Ronaldo’s career earnings have come from his salary as he has played for various clubs including Machester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. The rest of his earnings comes off the pitch, with Forbes saying he earned around $45 million via endorsements in the past year. Among the most notable of his off-court pursuits is his lifetime contract with Nike, which according to Forbes, only Michael Jordan and LeBron James also have.

 

5. Floyd Mayweather

Net Worth: $400 million
Total Career Earnings: $1.1 billion
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Floyd Mayweather earned $500 million from just two fights. He made $250 million for fighting Manny Pacquiao in 2015 and $300 million taking on MMA superstar Conor McGregor in 2017. Mayweather has been dominating the sport of boxing for more than two decades.

Floyd’s first professional fight occurred on October 11, 1996. He knocked out his opponent, Roberto Apodaca, in the second round. During his career, Floyd went on to win an unprecedented six boxing championships in five different weight classes: Super Featherweight, Lightweight, Junior Welterweight, Welterweight twice, and Super Welterweight.

During his peak boxing years, Floyd was consistently (and by far) the highest-paid athlete in the world. Floyd could easily earn $150 – $300 million a year when he was fighting. Between June 2014 and June 2015, Floyd earned a mind-boggling $300 million. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Floyd earned a total of $300 million, mostly thanks to his fight against McGregor. He is the wealthiest boxer in history.


4. Jack Nicklaus

Net Worth: $400 million

Total Golf Earnings: $5.6 million
Total Career Earnings: $1.15 billion

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Jack Nicklaus popularly known as The Golden Bear, is widely considered to be the greatest golfer of all time. He won 18 major championships over 25 years. During his pro career, Nicklaus focused on the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship while also playing a selective schedule of PGA Tour events.

He finished his PGA career with 73 victories. Nicklaus formally retired from pro golf in 1996 even though he continued to play occasionally for another decade.

Even though it has been a long time since Nicklaus made the bulk of his income from playing golf, don’t call the Golden Bear retired. In fact, he is far from retirement. He founded Nicklaus Design nearly 50 years ago and has designed more than 380 golf courses in 36 countries. But course design is just one part of Nicklaus’s empire.

He has a line of golf balls and, like his former rival Arnold Palmer, has licensed his name to the AriZona Beverage company for a branded lemonade. He’s also got endorsement and marketing deals with a number of companies including Perry Ellis and Rolex.

Speaking of his AriZona beverage deal, Nicklaus made sure he had his old rival Arnold Palmer’s blessing before entering into the licensing deal. Palmer signed with the company first and Nicklaus didn’t want to step on his toes, so to speak.


3. Arnold Palmer

Net Worth: $700 million
Total Golf Earnings: $3.6 million
Total Career Earnings: $1.35 billion

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Arnold Palmer earned a scant $3.6 million in prize money during his 52 years playing golf on the PGA Tour and the Senior Tour. While $3.6 million is a decent amount of money, it’s not really enough to sustain Palmer and his family for the 43 years between his last win and his September 2016 death at 87.
Fortunately, Palmer was a savvy guy. At his peak he made more than $40 million a year thanks to endorsements, licensing agreements, and 500 retail stores selling Arnold Palmer branded clothing and footwear in Asia.

After his career in golf ended, Palmer turned himself into the ultimate pitchman. He had dozens of endorsements with companies that included Cadillac, Hertz, Pennzoil, and others. In 2014, Rolex extended its deal with Palmer for another 10 years. At the time the legendary golfer was 85-years-old and had been in a partnership with the watchmaker for half a century.

Golfers are an attractive option for businesses and brands looking for a spokesperson. Golf traditionally reaches a demographic with high levels of disposable income. Golfers also have a much longer career than say, your typical NFL player. Golf is also internationally popular.
In addition to endorsements, Palmer in the 1970s founded a golf course design firm. He was also instrumental in founding the Golf Channel and owned the Bay Hill Golf Course in Orlando, Florida for more than 40 years.

As Palmer got into his 80s, Palmer’s team focused on licensing deals such as lending his name to a line of drinks with the AriZona Beverage Co. that generates $200 million a year for the company—which is one-fourth of the company’s revenues – and several million annually for Palmer himself.

Palmer created the model that every athlete wants to follow. He had a long, successful, lucrative career in his sport, and then he went out and made about 240 times more money in the 43 years between his last professional golf game and his death. Arnold Palmer died in September 2016 at the age of 87.


2. Tiger Woods

Net Worth: $800 million
Total Winnings from Golf: $120 million
Total Career Earnings: $1.5 billion

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It’s unclear if Tiger Woods will ever recover and play golf again professionally after his horrific February car crash. Over the course of his professional golf career to date, Woods has earned more than $1.5 billion. He is the highest earning golfer of all time. He was also the highest-earning celebrity year in and year out for many years.

Woods turned pro in August 1996 and was named “Sports Illustrated’s” 1996 Sportsman of the Year and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. On April 13, 1997, he won his first major, the Masters, and became the tournament’s youngest winner, at age 21. Two months later, he set the record for the fastest ascent to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Woods was the dominant force in golf from 2000 to 2010. He was the top-ranked golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004 (264 weeks) and again from June 2005 to October 2010 (281 weeks). During this time, he won 13 of golf’s major championships. The next decade of Woods’ career was marked by comebacks from personal problems and injuries.

Woods fell to number 58 in the world rankings in November 2011 before ascending again to the No.1 ranking between March 2013 and May 2014. Woods competed in only one tournament between August 2015 and January 2018, and he dropped off the list of the world’s top 1,000 golfers due to the four back surgeries he had between 2014 and 2017.

On his return to regular competition, Woods made steady progress to the top of the game, winning his first tournament in five years at the Tour Championship in September 2018 and his first major in 11 years at the 2019 Masters.


1. Michael Jordan

Net Worth: $2.2 billion
Total NBA Salary: $93.7 million
Average Annual Income Today: $100 million

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As of this writing, Michael Jordan is worth an impressive $2.2 billion. Obviously that’s not from his many years as the dominant player in the NBA. During his 15 years in the NBA, Jordan made just $93.7 million in salary.

He was the first athlete in history to earn more than $30 million a year, which happened way back in the 1996-1997 season when he made a base salary of $30.14 million.

For the 1997-1998 seasons, he made $33.14 million, which adjusted for inflation is equal to more than $53 million. Jordan continues to earn at least $100 million a year from endorsements and other business ventures.

The bulk of Jordan’s $2.2 billion net worth is due to his ownership of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. He was a minority investor in the team starting in 2006 and took control of the team in 2010. Jordan’s timing in buying majority control of the Hornets could not have been better.

When he was approved for the deal in March 2010, the franchise was valued at $175 million. Since that time, NBA values have skyrocketed. He owns about 90% of the franchise, which was most recently valued at a minimum of $1.5 billion.

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Everyone knows that the world is full of wonders; where some people are naturally peculiar while some people are famous in this world because of their weird hobbies. Due to these reasons we will be looking at countries with the most Guinness world record holders (according to the Guinness Book of Records) in no particular order:


1. India

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India has 17+ Guinness world record holders and they hold records ranging from the world’s smallest woman known as Jyoti Amge, World’s most expensive suit, worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the tallest turban in the world owned by Avtar Singh Mauni.

Indeed India is a unique country and to be able to boast of having 17 Guinness world record holders is by no means an easy feat.


2. Pakistan

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Guinness book of world records has been preserving the achievements of resilient men for more than half a century. Although Pakistan often makes headlines on international news for issues like terrorism, patriarchy and illiteracy, it continues to carve a niche for itself in the Guinness book of world records.

Pakistan possess world records ranging from the largest volunteer ambulance in the world held by Abdul Sattar Edhi, youngest Microsoft certified professional held by Arfa Abdul Randhawa at age 9 to least time taken to arrange a chess set at 45.48 seconds held by Meher Gul.


3. China

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It’s no secret that China is competitive. They have the fastest train in the world, a brand founded by the “Steve Jobs of China” that’s actually beating Apple sales in China, not to mention all of their infamous knock-offs: Cities, art, and even famous buildings.

China has 13+ guiness world record holders and they hold so many bizarre records ranging from Wang Weibao who set the record for longest duration balancing on four fingers at 19.23 seconds, most benches held between the teeth held by Huang Changzhun to most needles on the head held by Wei Shengchu.

China is indeed a country filled with individuals who have taken world records as a hobby setting and breaking previous records each time.


4. The United States of America

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This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the United States of America. The record holders present in the United States range from the fastest time to travel to all sovereign nations at 177 days held by Lexie Alford, heaviest grapefruit owned by Douglas and Mary Beth Meyer, to the largest horn spread at 323.74cm on a living steer.


5. Japan

guinness world record holders in Japan
Japan has over time established itself as a home for Guiness world records ranging from habiting the world’s oldest man, having the highest rate of vending machines in the world, world’s tallest tower at 635 metres in height, to Tokyo its capital being the most populous city in the world.

Japan has set impressive records over the years and possess some of the world’s known Guiness record holders that it was just impossible for it to not be mentioned on this list.

 

6. Russia

guinness world record holders in Russia
With both impressive achievements and things that are just downright bizarre, the Guinness Book of World Records has it all. And over the years many Russians have found glory in its pages.

It’s no wonder that it has a reasonable number of Guinness record holders ranging from the tallest photo model in the name of Ekaterina Lisina, the lawyer named David Barulya with the longest practice in history at 70 years, the most people crammed into a large car at 41 and the highest amount of spinning in the air which happened to be 10o done by Leonid Kulesh.


7. Nigeria

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Now coming down to Africa, we look at Nigeria, A country which has achieved quite a good number of Guinness world records. A few of them include: the most headies won by Babatunde Adewale otherwise known as Modenine, most goals by a player in a single season of the Nigerian premier league, the largest inflatable bottle, owned by Cadbury just to mention a few.


8. Switzerland

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From its stunning scenery to its world-class science, it’s incredibly efficient transport system to its truly remarkable per capita consumption of cheese and chocolate, Switzerland is an impressive country in many ways. So it’s hardly surprising that both the country and its residents hold numerous world records.

A few of these records include: Most men’s grand slam singles titles ever held by Roger Federer, World’s longest train tunnel held by Gotthard base tunnel, World’s longest freedive held by Peter Colat, highest cliff jump held by Laso Scheller just to name a few.


9. South Korea

guinness world record holders in Korea
Records are there to be broken and, as a nation, South Korea loves to break them.
The announcement that Seoul-based food company SPC Group broke the world record for the number of roll cakes sold (12.49 million by December 2019) was just one in a long line of achievements that grace the Guinness Book of World Records.
Some of them are astonishing, while others are simply curious. Some of the records South Korea has includes: most marathons ran by a married couple held by seo Gwang-su and Shin Young-ok, World’s largest drum weighing 7 tonnes, largest outdoor taekwondo display at 10 minutes consisting of 8212 registered participants, longest sea dam at 21 miles just to name a few.


10. Brazil

guinness world record holders in Brazil
Brazil is known for some of their unique world records due to their culture, statues or environment. A few of these records include: Largest Samba band consisting of 1038 people, largest Christmas tree structure at 419.91 ft, the largest beach garden at 5.3km long, the largest tropical rainforest spanning 6.4 km2, just to name a few.


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Do you ever sit down and think how many churches and religious organizations are there in the entire world?
For as many Christians as possible, a church is where they all meet to worship and serve the living God, but some of these churches/religious organizations are extremely rich and if you ever wanted to know about the richest churches/ religious organizations in the world. Then you are in the right place.
Here are churches/religious organizations that are worth billions of dollars at the moment.


1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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The church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints also known as the Mormon Church or LDS Church is considered the richest church in the world with an outstanding net worth of over $71 billion (and growing).
The church was founded by Joseph Smith 0n April 6th 1830 and is located in the heart of the United States of America. Joseph Smith was the first prophet of the church. The current prophet and leader is Rusell M. Nelson.


The church receives thousands of visitors from all over the world not only on its normal service day like Sundays but literally every single day of the week.

 

2. Catholic Church Vatican

Vatican City - Holy Catholic Church - Città Del Vaticano

Catholic Church Vatican has an amazing interior design. The church is popularly known as Rome.
The Catholic Church Vatican is where the current Pope (Pope Francis) stays as the leader of the church. It is the center of all the catholic churches in the world.
The Catholic Church Vatican has an estimated net worth of $33 billion.


3. Church of England


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The Church of England which is commonly known as the Anglican Church has been recognized by the whole world and is always growing huge as years go by.

As from the name, Church of England, you can tell that the church is an England based church even though it has thousands of branches worldwide.

The Church of England has its headquarters in the UK. Her Majesty the Queen is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and hence their leader.

The church is estimated to have a net worth of around $10 billion dollars as of this year.


4. Opus Dei


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Located in Italy, the Opus Dei is among the richest churches in the world of all times.
The Opus Dei has an established net worth of $3.7 billion dollars.
Fernando Ocariz Brana is the current prelate of opus dei and hence the one at the top.



5. Church of Scientology


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Church of Scientology is also among the richest churches in the world today.
The church has its official headquarters in the United States of America. David Miscavige is the current leader of the Church of Scientology.
Church of Scientology is said to have a whipping general net worth of $3 billion dollars.


6. Episcopalian Church


St. John's Episcopal Church, Boulder, CO

The New York based Church; Episcopalian Church was separated from the Church of England immediately after the American Revolution happened. Michael Curry is the current presiding bishop of the Episcopalian Church.
The Episcopalian church has grown rapidly since then and it is now standing at an estimated net worth of $2.4 billion dollars and the revenue is still growing.


7. Freemasonry


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While many might argue that the freemasonry is not really a church, that might be true in some extent but the organization Freemasonry operates basically just like a normal religious organisation. This is why we have included it in the list of the richest churches/religious organisations in the world.

The freemasonry does not necessarily believe in God, they believe in their own ‘God’ who is not the Father of Jesus Christ. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent is the current leader of the freemasons.
The freemasonry has an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion dollars.


8. The Kenneth Copeland Ministry

 

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This church is owned by a person. The name of the person is the primary name of the church, Kenneth Copeland.
Kenneth Copeland, is a known Preacher and is the leader of his church as his Church ministry has an estimated net worth of not less than $950 million dollars.

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Nowadays due to the ever rising improvements in technology, we are always on the lookout for the latest smartphones under certain price ranges offering the best specifications. Today we would love to look at the top 5 powerful smartphones you can get for under $750.


1. Google Pixel 5A $450


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Good phones don’t need to cost upward of $700. Google’s latest Pixel 5A is a prime example of this. It runs really smoothly, handling most games just fine, has a colorful and sharp OLED 6.3-inch screen better than the LCDs you’ll find on most phones this price and has a camera system that trounces phones twice its $450 price.

The cameras are the same as on the Pixel 5 from 2020; there’s a main 12-megapixel sensor and an ultra-wide. With Google’s Night Sight mode, you can get detailed and bright low-light images, and if you put the phone on a tripod and point it at the sky, it can even capture the stars.
Better yet, the phone has a big 4,680mAh battery that lasts almost two full days on a single charge.

There’s no high screen refresh rate, MicroSD card slot, or wireless charging, but you do get a headphone jack, sub-6 5G connectivity, IP67 water resistance, NFC for contactless payments, a rear fingerprint sensor, and three years of OS and security upgrades.

The best part of Pixels is the software. There are tons of genuinely helpful features like Call Screen, which will screen calls from unknown numbers so you don’t have to answer a robo-call and angrily hang up quite so often. You can get the Google Pixel 5 here


2. Samsung Galaxy A71 $521


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When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy A71 design with a price tag of $521, it’s all about the huge, 6.7-inch display. It dominates the front of the handset, but with minimal bezels around the side it fits in the hand better than you’d imagine.

It uses Samsung’s Infinity-O screen technology we’ve seen on previous devices from the firm, and means you get a punch-hole camera design at the top of the display. It sits in the notification bar, which keeps it nicely out of the way, so not to intrude on general usage.

The front-facing camera takes up more space on the A71 than it does on the cheaper Galaxy A51even though they’re the same lens. That’s down to the fact the Galaxy A71 uses a Super AMOLED Plus panel (vs Super AMOLED on the A51) which is thinner and lighter, but the trade-off is the camera cut-out needs to be a little larger.

It’s not an issue, but it’s a shame Samsung couldn’t get the smaller design in here too.

The Galaxy A71 measures 163.6 x 76 x 7.7mm and weighs 179g, which makes it relatively manageable to use. Those with smaller hands will still find it pretty massive though, and stretching your thumb to the top of the screen is a struggle – especially during one-handed use.

One of the big party pieces for the Samsung Galaxy A71 is its cameras. The front-facing, 32MP snapper produces high quality shots, even in the slightly awkward lighting of the Samsung booth, which should satisfy selfie fans.

There’s plenty of power under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy A71, with an octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM (some regions will get 8GB) in the driving seat.
The device comes running Android 10, which felt fluid and fast under-finger, and you also get 128GB of storage to play with which, for many, will be more than enough.

If you do run out of space, the Galaxy A71 also has a microSD slot which supports cards up to 512GB in size.



3. Oneplus Nord $400


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With a price tag of $400 the OnePlus Nord comes with an OLED screen. It has a size of 6.44 inches and a pretty standard display resolution of 2400x1080p and a 409ppi. The most exciting feature of the display is the 90Hz refresh rate.

A closer look at the top left corner of the display will draw your attention to the dual selfie cameras with the first being a 32MP, the second is an 8MP lens which is the wide-angle camera. This is not common among smartphones in Nigeria.

At the back are four standard cameras: 48MP main, 8MPultra wide, 5MP depth, and 2MP macro. They all work together as expected, the cameras are not 100% flagship cameras but they shot pretty decent photos and also record videos.

The OnePlus Nord comes with a non-removable 4115mAh battery, it has a standard Warp Charge 30T fast charging (5V/6A) feature available on the charger. This can help you charge from 0 – 70% in 30 minutes. Get it at a discount here



4. Asus ROG Phone 4 $566



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This smartphone which has a price tag of $566 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass while it comes in 8 mm thickness and weighs 190 grams. The smartphone comes with a screen size of 6.0 inches AMOLED that provides a resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels.

The device comes with 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (typ), and 1200 nits (peak). The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and runs on Android 11, ColorOS 11.

ASUS Rog Phone 4 is fueled with a powerful 4500 mAh battery + Fast charging 65W + Fast wireless charging 30W + SuperVOOC 2.0 + USB Power Delivery.

The smartphone is built with a Glass front (Gorilla Glass), ceramic back or leatherback, and aluminum frame. It comes in a single color, Black. The smartphone consists of 5.1 versions of Bluetooth, NFC (dual antenna), USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go, and GPS with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO.

The sensor includes Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass along with IP68 dust/water resistance (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes). Get the ASUS ROG phone here


5. Asus Zenfone 8 $599


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If you’re after the smallest, most powerful phone around, then look no further than the Zenfone 8. The 5.9-inch screen is tiny next to most flagship phones and this is a flagship, thanks to the Snapdragon 888 inside.

With a price tag of $599 you also get a 120-Hz AMOLED screen, a headphone jack, and a full day of battery life. It doesn’t work on Verizon, though, and the camera system is just OK.

Getting a phone of the best quality while on a budget can sometimes be quite a daunting task. Today, the market has been saturated with these tech devices, making it extremely difficult for you to actually get your money’s worth if you don’t know the specifics of a phone and how it functions.
Today I bring to you the best smartphones you can get for under N100,000.


1. Samsung Galaxy A22

The Samsung Galaxy A22’s price begins at N90,000 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. 

The 6.4-inch HD, 90 Hz Super AMOLED display is supplied by Samsung Galaxy A22. It’s equipped with a 48MP, 8MP, a 2MP macro and a 2MP macro four-player rear camera. In front, there is a 13MP camera in the U-top position.

It is compatible with the MediaTekHelio G80, which has a 2.0-GHz CPU and is fitted with an MC2 GPU Arm Mali-G52. It comes in two ways: 4GB RAM + 64GB and 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage.

The 5,000mAh battery with a quick charge of 15W is powered by the Galaxy A22. It runs Android 11 off the box with one interface. For added security and many connectivity options, there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

This device’s camera has OIS and it’s the cheapest OIS device so far. The display quality of the device is quite good when you have a good camera and a good chipset.


2. Infinix Note 10

The FHD+ 6.97″ IPS LCD display is provided without a higher rate of refreshment. It has a 64MP, 2MP macro and 2MP macro setup triple rear camera. In the top-left corner, it has a 16MP camera with a punch hole.

It has a 2.0 GHz CPU and uses an Arm Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. Its MediaTek chipset is the Helio G85. It comes in a 4GB RAM + 64GB single storage option, which can be extended with a MicroSD card.

This device is powered by an 18W fast-charge battery of 5000mAh. For added security and many connectivity options, there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The device is worth N85000.
The big display, lovely chipset, and camera are the three things you would love about this device. If you like big-screen devices, you’ll want to buy one.


3. Tecno Camon 17p

The Tecno Camon 17P price is currently 91,000 naira. It has a 6GB RAM and a storage of 128GB. It has a smaller display screen, larger RAM and an internal storage device than the Infinix Note 10 above.


The Tecno Camon 17P is equipped with a 6.8-inch FHD+, a high refresh rate IPS LCD screen. It has a 64MP headphone, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor on the rear. It has a 16MP camera for selfies on the front.

Like the above, the Camon 17P is also equipped with a MediaTekHelio G85 with a 2.0GHz CPU and a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU arm.

It has a 5,000mAh fast-charging battery. It works with Android 11 and HiOS 7 software out of the box. The fingerprint scanner is mounted behind for additional security and has many connectivity options.

A few things you will love: the 64MP camera, storage, RAM, and the right chipset. If you have a tight budget, this definitely would be a good buy.


4. Xiaomi Red Note 10 5G


For 4GB of RAM and 64GB, the Redmi Note 10 5G price begins at N93000 with higher storage models going for N110000.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G has a 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS 90Hz LCD display. It has three back photographs; a 48MP camera, a 5MP macro and a 2MP sensor depth. It has an 8MP selfie camera on the front.

This device has the best chipset to date on the list. It uses a 700MHz MediaTek chipset with a 2.2GHz CPU speed and a Mali-G57MC2 GPU arm.
The Redmi Note 10 5G comes with a fast 18W battery of 5000mAh.

Android 11 and MIUI 12 software are running out of the box. For additional security, the fingerprint scanner is mounted sideways and also offers many connectivity options.

For these reasons, you might really want to purchase this device; 5G, improved GPU chipset, good cameras capable of recording 4K videos.


5. Nokia 5.4


The Nokia 5.4 which is worth N90000 comes with a 6.39-inch display, which allows users to have a lasting feel. It operates on the Android 10 operating system where you get 3 years of constant updates. It also works with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 that you can count on.

It lasts for an entire 2 days, with a quick 10W charge. The battery life is pretty great. Four rear cameras and a 16MP selfie camera are also great for your camera.

It comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM and the microSD is also expandable to up to 512GB.


6. Infinix Note 8i

Infinix Note 8i is another product of Infinix in the list of the best Nigerian phones under N100 000. It is the smaller version of the Note 8 Infinix and it is worth N80000. It is supported by a Gorilla Glass protected display of 6.78 inches and runs on MediatekHelio G80.

It has an 8MP front and a quad-rear camera. The Note 8i includes a microSD and 128GB of ROM storage and 4GB of RAM. The capacity of the battery is good too.

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We all know that countries have geographical, governmental, religious, and other differences between each other. We may not know the countries where the ongoing domestic and international conflict and the extent of militarization have considered the most dangerous countries in the World.


Before we travel or migrate, there are some dangerous countries we need to know about.
Even if there is a war or conflict happening in the countries that we try to leave as soon as possible, we all do not want war or conflict in the countries. Many are stuck and risk their lives in these dangerous countries.

Below are the list of the most dangerous countries in the world 2021 in no particular order:


The Central African Republic

The CAR is a landless country between South Sudan to the east and Cameroon to the west in Central Africa. The total area is 622,984 km2 while the total population of the Central African Republic is 4,666,368. Bangui and the official language are French. Sango is the capital of the Central African Republic.


The main ethnic groups are Baggara Arabs, Baka, Banda, Bayaka, Fula, Mbaka, Yakima, Yulu, and Zande. There is 89,5% of Christianity.


There are numerous violent crimes, including armed robbery, murder, and aggravated batteries, and armed groups that abduct, kill civilians, and injure large parts of the country are controlled.
A civil war is ongoing that involves the government and rebels from the sleek. There is the Central African Republic. The CAS is the ninth largest non-peace country with a score of 3,237 GPI, according to the Global Peace Index.



The Democratic Republic of the Congo

The DRC, a Central African country sharing a border with Rwanda, the CA Republic and Burundi, is a country located in Central Africa. DR Congo has a total area of 2,345,409 km2, the second-highest in Africa, totaling more than 84 million people.
Kinshasa is the capital of the DRC, with the official languages of French, Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili, and Tshiluba. The official language is French. The religions are mainly Christian, Catholic and other religions.


In 2008, more than 5.4 million people died of famine, disease and war in the Congo. The major cause of the list in less peaceful countries is violent crimes such as armed invasion, assault, robbery, and lack of resources for effective police response to crime.
In 2021, the Democratic Republic of Congo was ranked 8th out of eight rankings as the least peaceful country with a GPI score of 3.243, according to the Global Peace Index.



Libya


Libya is a North African country in the Maghreb bordered by eastern Egypt and Western Algeria.
Libya has a total area of 1,759,541 sq km and 6,871,287 people. The Libyan capital is Tripoli and the official language is Arabic. Libyan Arabic is also the spoken language.
Arab-Berber are the main ethnic groups and Islam is the majority religion here. In the Libyan Civil War, more than 25,000 people were killed, including soldiers, children, women, and journalists.

The main cause of the war in Libya is considered to be Mu’ammar Gaddafi, murdered by Libyans who broke and began the war by uniting forces against the former dicatator.


Libya is on the seventh list with a GPI score of 3,258 of the top ten dangerous countries worldwide in 2021. The LIFG was the largest armed Islamist group in Libyan territory.


Somalia

Somalia is a Horn of Africa country which runs from Somalia to the East and Ethiopia to the West, and the Guardafui channel.
In Somalia, the total area is 637,657 square kilometers and 15,893,219. Mogadishu is Somalia’s capital city and Somali and Arabic are the official languages.


The Federal Parliamentary Republic is mainly Islamic and is the government of Somalia. According to the Global Peace Index score of 3,302, published in 2021, Somalia is the sixth most dangerous country in the world.
Terrorist attacks take place in Somalia, mainly at Mogadishu International Airport, restaurants, hotels, and government buildings with the greatest possible crowd.


Roughly 50,000 people have been killed, according to Necrometrics, since the civil war began in 1991. Because of the lack of efficient police forces, the main reason why Somalia appears on the list of the most dangerous countries is unstable governance and security.

Yemen

Yemen is a country at the southernmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia, bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman. The total population of Yemen is 28,498,683, and the total area is 527,968 square kilometers. The capital of Yemen is Sana’a, and is mainly home to the Muslim religion. The ethnic groups in Yemen are Arabs, Somalis, Afro-Arabs, Indians, Pakistanis, and others. Yemen’s official language is Arabic..

In 2015, a civil war broke out in Yemen between two groups: the Houthi armed movement and the government led by Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. 4.3 million people are displaced from their homes. According to ACLED, over 100,000 people have died in Yemen, including more than 12,000 civilians. Because of all these wars and terrorism, Yemen is ranked 5th in the GPI with a score of 3411 and is considered one of the 10 most dangerous countries in the world in 2021.

 


South Sudan


South Sudan is a landlocked country in eastern Central Africa, located between Ethiopia to the east and the Central African Republic to the west, with Kenya, the Central African Republic and Uganda sharing a border. The total area of South Sudan is 619,745 square kilometers, with a total population of 12,778,250, and the capital is Juba. There are many religions living here. Most of them make up about 60.5% of Christians, 6.2% of Muslims and 0.4% of others. The languages spoken in South Sudan are Juba Arabic, English, Shilluk, Nuer, and other languages, including English and Swahili as the official languages of the Global Peace Index (GPI).

Announced in 2021, South Sudan ranks fourth in the ranking. 3447 GPI. Violent crime is widespread, including robbery, robbery, car theft, kidnapping, civil unrest and ongoing conflict, making South Sudan one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Approximately 40,000 people died in the war in South Sudan, and terrorism was introduced by Osama bin Laden and others through the construction of training camps and the creation of companies. The reasons for the conflict in South Sudan include inter-ethnic tensions, power struggles between President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar, and the management of oil resources.

Iraq


Iraq is a state in Western Asia, located between eastern Iran and Syria in the west, and its capital is Baghdad. The total area of Iraq is 437,072 square kilometers, with a total population of 38,433,600, and a GDP of $250,070 billion. Most religions live here-Islam, 1%-Christianity and others. The official languages are Arabic, Mandai, Shabaki, Persian, and Kurdish. The government is a federal parliamentary constitutional republic. There are internal and external conflicts in Iraq, including terrorist attacks and other attacks.

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), are the most important terrorist groups in the world, and the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world are in Syria. ISIS continues to capture and kill Iraqi civilians and military forces. The U.S. military has also killed 4,424, 206,107 and 110,600 in violence as of 2019.

Currently there is an ongoing conflict between Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds over control of urban security as the country’s national resources lead to many wars. According to the GPI, Iraq will become the third most dangerous country in the world this year with 3487 GPI points.


Syria


Syria is a state in Western Asia located between Iraq in the east and the Mediterranean Sea in the west. The total area of Syria is 185,190 square kilometers, the total population is 17,500,657 people, and the GDP is $50.28 billion. The capital of Syria is Damascus. 87% of Muslims, 10% of Christians and 3% of friends live here.

Syria is the second most dangerous country in the world according to the 2021 Global Peace Index, with a score of 3539. An estimated 55,000 children, 470,000 children were killed in the conflict in Syria. The Syrian Civil War is a civil war that has been going on since the 1980s. There has been an increase in the number of radical Islamic groups such as Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and a group associated with Al-Nusra in Syria. In total, 40 thousand people died in the war, of which 652 children died in 2016, which is more than in any other year of the civil war.


Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located between Pakistan to the east and Iran to the west. The total area of Afghanistan is 652,237 square kilometers and the total population is 37.17 million. The capital of Afghanistan is Kabul, the official languages of which are also Pashto and Dari. 99.7% of the population are Muslims. 0.3% of representatives of other religions live here. Afghanistan is at the end of the Global Peace Index at 3644, the highest in the country, making it the least peaceful or most dangerous country in the world.

Afghanistan has been the target of various attackers, and Afghanistan’s weak legitimate government, along with massive corruption, has led to the emergence of a large Muslim insurgent group such as the Taliban. Afghanistan has more wars and terrorist attacks than any other country, making Afghanistan one of the top 10 most dangerous countries in the world.

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The Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Saint Michael, Barbados.

In 2017, at age 33, she started Fenty Beauty with LVMH (Moèt Hennessy Louis Vuitton) as a partner. This was after she had carved a niche for herself as a talented singer in the entertainment and music industry. Fenty’s goal according to her was to appeal to “all skin tones” to “every type of woman.”

“There must be something for a dark-skinned girl in each product. I was like: there must be something for a really pale girl; something between the two must exist,” she said in 2017 to Refinery29.

The Fenty foundation is now offered in 50 shades and has led to the ‘Fenty Effect,’ in which the competing brands have extended their range of maquillage shades.

Rihanna is worth $1.7 billion, and the value of Fenty Beauty is estimated at $1,4 billion.

Forbes, who announced she was a billionaire, says that she owns 50% of the cosmetic company.

In 2017, Fenty Beauty was launched in 1,600 stores throughout 17 countries, making $100m in its first 40 days. Currently, she makes more money than any famous beauty brand, such as Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics, Jessica Alba’s Honest Company, Kim Kardashian, and Forbes.

The remaining fortune of Rihanna is mainly derived from her participation in the lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty, valued at $270m, and her music and acting earnings. She sold more than 54 million albums and 210 million tracks worldwide, looking at her Music Summary, making her the biggest digital seller ever. She also expanded her wealth through several brands with a $25 million deal from Samsung.

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Africa as we know it is an emerging continent. Countries here have had different types of government that has been practiced at various times in their history.

Having a stable form of government not only strengthens the political space of a country, it also unites the people and strengthens the economy in the process.

Sadly, this is not the case for most African countries as their unstable forms of government have been part of the reasons why they have experienced weak economies and unstable political systems.

Nonetheless, below are the types of government practiced in 20 major African countries:

1. South Africa


South Africa’s government functions as a representative democratic republic in a parliamentary system. This government framework means that people are chosen by the general population to represent their interests. The President, who is both the Head of State and of Government, is in charge of this country. Under the Constitution, the South African government is divided into three branches: executive, parliamentary, and judicial.

2. Nigeria


Nigeria is currently practicing the democratic federal system. The president is the Head of State and the government, and the rules governing the country include three arms and levels.
The federal head of state and government is currently President Muhammadu Buhari.
But the popular person said that the government is a necessary evil, even in its best condition, and in its worst condition, it is intolerable. It is not surprising, therefore, that no matter what system of government has been applied, many Nigerians are still not satisfied with the way the country is governed.

 

3. Egypt

 

Egypt’s contemporary country is located in north-eastern Africa and partly in western Asia, bordering Sudan, Libya, Israel and Palestine. It is known to have been the Arab Republic of Egypt. The independence of Egypt from the United Kingdom was technically achieved in 1922; the independent Republic of Egypt was formed after the Revolution of 1952 until 1953.

The Arab Republic of Egypt now has a unitary, semi-presidential, republican government under its current constitution. The head of state in Egypt is the President of Egypt, while the Egyptian prime minister is the head of the government. The Prime Minister is in charge of the executive branch and is working on law passing with the Egyptian legislature.

On the other hand, the President manages the Egyptian administration’s executive branch and commands the Egyptian army. It is the unicameral House of Representatives of the Egyptian Parliament.

 

4. Ghana




Ghana is a uniform, multi-party parliamentary presidential constitutional democracy. It was until January 1993, when the military came to the Fourth Republic of Ghana following the presidential and parliamentary elections, that Ghana alternated between civilian and military governments. In 1992, Ghana’s Constitution divided powers between the Ghana military commander-in-chief, the Parliament (Ghana’s parliament), cabinets (Ghana’s cabinet), the State Council (Ghana’s Ghanaian State Council) and the independent judiciary (Judiciary of Ghana). The Ghana government is elected every four years by universal suffrage.

 

5. Senegal


In 1963, the first Senegalese Constitution was adopted and revised until March 1998. A new constitution, adopted in January 2001 and amended since, proclaims fundamental human rights, respect for individual and collective rights, political, trade union and freedom of religion, and a democratic and secular state.

Senegal is a republic with several parties. The 2001 Constitution provides for a strongly centralized presidential regime, which is the president who can be elected for two seventy-year terms and elected by direct universal universal suffrage. The president appoints ministers. The majority of the Senegalese members shall be elected directly and the remaining members shall be indirectly elected. All lawmakers are serving terms of five years. There should be separate powers of the judiciary, the executive and legislative.

 

6. Cote d’Ivoire


The Ivory Coast Republic is a presidential democracy. In 1960, the country became an independent republic and in the constitution it had a centralized government. Despite the dictatorial regime’s intolerance towards the opposition, the country flourished economically during the leadership of the first president. Calls for democracy led to political tensions in the country at the end of the 20th century, which culminated in the first civil war in Ivory France in 1999. The civil war led to the adoption in 2000 of a new constitution establishing a united government.

7. Morocco


The Moroccan government is exercised as a constitutional parliamentary monarchy. The monarch carries out governing functions in accordance with the constitutional regulations under this form of government. There are officers here from a number of political parties, and the Prime Minister is, rather than the monarch, the Head of Government. Morocco’s Constitution sets out to separate government powers by creating three branches: the executive, legislative and judicial branches. This article examines each one more closely.

 

8. Cameroon

A unitary presidential republic is organized and operated by the government of Cameroon. The President acts as both Head of State and Head of Government within this political framework. After the 1996 political reforms, which revised the Constitution of 1975, this presidential power was established. In order to ensure power separation, the Cameroonian government is divided into three branches. This article examines the executive, legislative and legal branches of the country more closely.

 

9. Algeria

Algeria is a republic of several parties whose president is elected to serve a five-year term by a popular vote. The President has constitutional authority and the Prime Minister, who is the head of the government, has the authority to appoint and dismiss cabinet members. The President must consult the parliamentary majority before appointing the Prime Minister in the 2016 constitutional revision. Presidential elections were held in 2014 and voters re-elected for a fourth term by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. In the 2016 revision of the Constitution, the presidential term limits which were removed in 2008 were reintroduced and limited to two terms of five years.

 

10. Seychelles


In the West Indian Ocean, the Republic of Seychelles is an African archipelago with 115 islands. According to the Heritage Foundation, this island nation is about 1600 km east of Kenya and has a population of 0.1 million. The Seychelles is a popular holiday destination because of its unspoilt beauty, pristine sandy beaches, and unique biodiversity. According to World Bank sources, tourism revenues make up 24,8% of the country’s gross domestic product.

The Seychelles became independent on 29 June 1976 and the multi-party state was requested by its constitution. It was, however, amended in 1979 so that the State of France-Albert Rene would be a one-party state. The amended constitution requires the ruling party to nominate the sole presidential candidate. Multiparty democracy was re-established in 1992, and the one-party constitution was replaced by the 1993 constitution after consultation and referendum. In 1993, the Seychelles became a unitary, multi-party democratic republic. In 1994, opposition candidates were allowed to run for president.

11. Chad


Chad is a presidential republic where both the head of state and the head of government are the country’s President. The executive power of the government of Chad is conferred upon the parliament and the administration. One of the most corrupt countries in the world is the Republic of Chad. The country’s security forces attempted a coup on President Idriss Deby of the Republic in May 2013 and had been preparing for the coup for a few months.

12. Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe was once an independent nation under British rule until 1980. As the country has become independent, significant political unrest and major administrative changes have occurred. The Constitution permits majority rule while protecting the rights of minorities. The amendment has been repeatedly amended. In 2013, there was the last constitutional referendum. His main changes included: the presidency was reduced to two five-year terms, the president’s veto was eliminated and various commissions were established.

The government is now functioning as a presidential republic. The President, elected by the public, is the head of state and the government’s executive branch under this system. Zimbabwe is located regionally in eight provinces. Every province is managed by a presidentially-appointed governor, with the help and assistance of provincial ministries. These are divided into sixty-three districts. Legislative and rule-making power is the parliament of the nation. In addition, there is a court branch in the country.

 

13. Burkina Faso


Burkina Faso became an independent country in 1960 and is located in West Africa. Over the course of its history, the country has suffered military coups and dictatorships. The regime in Burkina Faso is a semi-prime republic, with the President as the head of state and the Prime Minister as the head of government.

Burkina Faso is a semi-Presidential republic where the President is the head of state while the Prime Minister is the head of government.

14. Togo

Togo is one of the smallest nations in Africa in the West African nation. After World War I, the country was under colonial French rule. During the colonial period, French authorities controlled the country’s foreign relations, defense, and finances. Togo has adopted a French governance system with three governmental branches. Togo became a separate state on April 27, 1960. The French governance structure was maintained and its first constitution in 1961 was adopted.

The country has suffered from both political instability and unreliable elections since its independence from France was achieved in Togo. The country currently has a presidential government system comprising the executive, legislature and judiciary, three independent branches.

 

15. Gambia


Gambia is a small country in western Africa that is a presidential republic where the country’s president is both the head of state and the head of state. Every five years, the country holds democratic elections. The management exercises both the executive and legislative powers. The country has had several historical times during which dictatorial governments have been imposed by military coups.

 

16. Mauritius

Mauritius is a democratic and non-executive parliamentary republic. The Chairman shall be nominated by the National Assembly for a term of five years.
The Prime Minister is the head of the executive government. The President shall be appointed to the National Assembly by the Prime Minister and Vice Prime Minister. Its ability to command a majority in the Assembly maintains the position of the prime minister.

The Constitution separates the authorities between the legislature, the executive branch and the judiciary. It ensures the protection of the individual’s fundamental rights and freedoms. In 1989, the death penalty was repealed.

 

17. Mozambique


It’s a republic and a democracy with multiple parties. It has a Chief Executive Officer, who is directly elected for five years and has no more than two terms. The Prime Minister and the Ministerial Board are nominated by him or her.
The National Parliament is the Assembly of 250 unicameral parliaments whose members are elected by direct universal suffrage every five years.
There are 11 provinces led by an elected president and elected local assemblies indirectly. There are different districts in each province.

The Constitution of 1990, which replaced the constitution of independence, separated executive, legislature and judiciary powers.

 

18. Djibouti


Djibouti is a small country in the heart of Africa that in 1977 became independent from France. Djibouti’s government system is based on a semi-presidential system where the President is the Head of State, and the Prime Minister is the government’s head. The Executive as well as the National Assembly should be delegated legislative authority.

 

19. Tunisia


The Republic of Tunisia has a semi-presidential democratic unitary government in North Africa. The Tunisian political system bordered on dictatorship before the 2011 Jasmine Revolution, especially during President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s rule. Instances of human rights and freedom violations and of opposition parties undermined his rule. His rule. In 2011, the regime was renounced. The existing Constitution has been overthrown and the Constituent Assembly has drawn up a new one.
It is a member of regional and international bodies such as the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the African Union, and has diplomatic ties between its governments and the USA and Europe, among others.

 

20. Kenya


One of the East African countries and part of the Eastern African Community is the Republic of Kenya. It borders the Indian Ocean, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia, and Ethiopia.

Kenya works under a devolved two-state government system, the national one and the county one. The government of the nation includes the judiciary, the executive and the parliament. The government’s executive branch is headed by the president, elected for up to two terms of five years. The President is both the head of state and the government, exercising executive powers. He works with the deputy president and 22 secretaries of the cabinet who are responsible for different ministries.

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In the world we live in today, we are constantly faced with certain challenges and obstacles, sometimes these obstacles may come in form of certain individuals looking to pull you down or to stop or discourage you from achieving life’s plan for you. It is up to you however, to decide the next actions to take, as deciding to stay focused and dedicated to your cause, can only bring you success and those who never believed in you watch as you establish yourself among men.


Below I bring to you 7 people who succeeded when no one was ready to encourage them or believe in them. I hope you get your determination from this piece. They are listed in no particular order:


1. Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was even told by an inventor who knew of his many failures well before his achievements that he was “too stupid to learn anything.” However, everyone knows the name of the man responsible for the lightbulb’s invention even if 1,001 attempts were needed. His insistence on this special invention clearly reflects his positive statement, “I have not failed 10,000 times, I have succeeded in finding 10,000 ways which will not be successful.”
It is clear from his journey that this inventor was determined not to let himself down by the dissuasion of others. He showed that disappointments and disbelief in you by others can sometimes be disguised as the push you have to push yourself to higher heights.



2. Walt Disney


Even a rough patch hit the head of the largest animated empire in the world. He was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because, according to his editor, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Walt Disney is today an entertainment and diversified multinational mass media conglomerate that has more than $350 billion in market cap. It goes without saying that Walt is among the elite names when you enter the world of entertainment and the media.


Today, we enjoy popular entertainment like Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland, to name just a few. We can also use the Disney platform for streaming services. Thank you very much to him for laying the foundation.

3. The Beatles


In the 1960s, the Beatles were a rock band consisting of John Lennon, Paul Mccartney, and George Harrison. Dick Rowe told his manager Brian Epstein that “the guitar groups were on their way out” when The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records in 1962. The British rock band has been one of the most influential groups ever, despite this dismissal. Since then, several hits have been released. Some of them include the Sun, Something, Hey Jude, and so on. They were considered to be the most important band ever.



4. Soichiro Honda

Soichiro Honda was an industrialist and Japanese engineer. In 1948, his foundation was established as a multinational automotive and motorcycle company, which was to expand from the production of bicycle drives to what it is today. In his first work failure with now-competitor Toyota, Honda, the engineer for whom the popular car industry is named, went to his own garage to work on scooters. The world did little know that this period of joblessness would lead him to build the trillions of dollars that we know today.


5. Stephen Spielberg

He may be one of the best filmmakers in the world, but Steven Spielberg refused to shoot at the School of Theater, Film and Television on three occasions at the University of Southern California. He obviously took no answers, and in 1994, the school awarded him an honorary degree, as he continued to direct himself.


The University of Southern California, after seeing its applauded success, chose to create a building and named it in his honor, as if we were deeply sorry that they did not give you such a chance.


6. Michael Jordan


The US basketball player Michael Jordan played mostly for the Chicago Bulls and led them to many championships that are widely acclaimed as the G.O.A.T. basketball player.
Jordan, as a kid, liked basketball and knew he wanted to make his career, even though he was short, because no coach was going to give him a chance. Jordan was noticed by a coach — who chose to not invite him to the team, after he used an inner connection to get into a basketball court, from which student team players were selected.


Jordan came home in dismay, but decided to prove the coach incorrect. Now an NBA Hall of Fame member, almost everybody agrees that he succeeded.


7. Charles Darwin


Charles Darwin was a geologist known for his contributions to evolutionary science. The man who acknowledged much of our understanding of the world today, Darwin, was an average student who his teachers thought would not amount to much and so he left his medical career as a result.
Darwin began a lifetime of study that led to “The Origin of Species” which forever altered the way in which humanity sees our existence. Today, the evolution theory and natural selection are recognized because of him.

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Whether you are looking for the best remote jobs in other countries to unblock your daily routine/schedule more flexibly, earn more or land a job that can let you travel the world at the same time, you are in the right place. Here are my selections for today’s top remote jobs websites.

1. Skip the Drive

Skip the drive can speed up the search for your remote jobs via the filter system. Your remote work is divided according to category and can be sorted by date, pertinence, complete or part-time, and location. Outside The Drive also brings you remote opportunities from several larger job lists (such as CareerBuilder and ZipRecruiter), so you can save a ton of time and give additional options.

2. Remoteok

Remoteok has some exciting features, such as live rankings of leading companies with remote employment and active recruitment in the last 12 months, statistics on what remote jobs today are most on the trend, and of course tons of well-paid remote jobs for designers, developers, writer, salespersons and more.

3. CloudPeeps

When you have a large portfolio already and want to expand your business with greater independence, CloudPeeps is an amazing solution. It’s a bit more exclusive to become a “peep” than sign up to a site like Upwork and Fiverr, but once you’ve got acceptance it’s easier to discover remote employment. Their focus is on social media, marketing and copywriting, but the platform is also covered by other forms of remote work. They certainly deserve to be checked.

4. Dynamite Jobs

The Dynamite Jobs team checks each remote job listing to ensure that it is 100 percent remote, open and paid. Known as one of the most humane job boards among remote job candidates and companies. The website was developed in 2017 in an effort to aid the founders of the bootstrapping company to develop their remote teams behind the MBA podcast and the Dynamite circle. Now they have a thousand delighted witnesses from those who have hired or hired jobs.

Over 100+ remote jobs are introduced to the platform every week — and the website’s diversity of filters and functions are configurable to look for the person you wish.

5. Remote4me

Did you type “remote” in the search bars or reach to the end of a tedious job description to realize that the position is not remote? Do not be afraid, as the solution is Remote4Me! Although built particularly for Tech Community members (with large remote applications for developers and engineers), a strong listing module for nontechnology work is also available (like sales, HR, and SEO). This site is a collection of remote jobs, which will save you heaps of time on your search from 40 different jobs boards.




6. ProBlogger

ProBlogger’s written-focused remote employment range from full-time copywriting work to freelance and contract gigs. The majority of customers seeking authors through this site desire more intermediate/experienced writers, therefore if you apply for one of the remote writing projects, sample work should be easily available.

7. Hundred5 (now Toggle)

The assumption of Hundred5/ToggleHire is that elite talents don’t scrutinize remote jobs all day long, but scroll via social networks. You will find new remote gigs directly posted to this group timeline in the Hund5HQ work board on Facebook (which will pop up in your news feed). You will be able to complete a brief quiz instead of submitting a summary if you are interested in a position.

8. Landing.Jobs

LJ is focused on placing the highest technological talent in remote jobs for some of Europe’s largest firms. Their website has a really personal experience and helps every job seeker to discover remote roles they enjoy. While most distant placements available for a time zone alignment are Euro-based, a portion of the site is only dedicated to completely remote placements.

9. Monster

They’ll certainly think of Monsters when most people hear “job boards.” Monster is still expanding strongly, while containing an increasing list of remote jobs on the platform, as one of the leading aggregators of employment on the Internet. Here, in a large variety of sectors, you will find thousands of remote roles. Just get ready to perform some serious testing, because there can be overwhelming numbers of remote jobs offered on this website.

10. Idealist

Remote work allows some of us to connect and assist groups that could be out of reach. At Idealist, you can scan the remote jobs and locate hundreds of remote chances through which you can assist the world better irrespective of whether your focus is education, health and medicine or community development.

11. TravelMassive

TravelMassive is an industry leading portal and resource. If you want to discover the world and pay for your way, try checking out TM for remote jobs which fit your style. Although many of the remote possibilities at this site are located regionally, the quest for “remote” provides various types of results, from market management to sales and development.

12. Upwork

Upwork is probably one of the best known for a freelancer in today’s industry. Almost every potential independent niche exists on this website, but be advised that it takes a 20% decrease before a regular customer relation is established. If you won’t get as much from remote concerts, then you will be able to hone your chops in a well-curated marketplace if you are a beginner.

13. CraigsList

Although the security of a customer website may not be available, Craigslist is packed with remote jobs, including full-time, part-time, remote roles, and even more gig-based remote work. Here’s a trick if you want to go to the corresponding Craigslist for the big cities and look for the remote work posted.

14. HubStaffTalent

HubstaffTalent has established a strong reputation by combining high-quality organizations with high-talented remote work. Like LinkedIn, a (free) profile is created and you may browse all the new remote jobs posted every day. Some professions (such as “Instagram specialists”) start as little as a few bucks an hour, but reach up to 6 figures, thus this remote workplace is also a terrific resource for individuals who need a fast side rush.

15. Angel List

In order to make an enthusiastic, up-and-coming business happen to you in the ground floor, Angel List is one of the best remote websites. Startup enterprises of all kinds are looking for distant talent on AngelList. The great characteristics of this remote worksite are secrecy and wage transparency (only the companies you apply for know you are looking for jobs) (each remote job posting includes annual salary in the header).

16. Remotive

The Remote Jobs Board is quite conventional in that all categories, including marketing, can be easily searched. It’s easy to see if a job has been posted, where it is and under what kind of specialty. What distinguishes this site is that it is also a community (not unlike SolidGigs). Remotive’s developer uses bi-monthly newsletters, interviews, and webinars to provide essential information and advise to his community with the aim of helping everyone get better distant employment. It’s free to join, not to mention!

17. SolidGigs

The focus of this site is certainly on people looking for contractual and more gig-style remote work, but SolidGigs is the one people can personally assert very strongly for those of them who relate with it.

As a freelance player, time equals money, the staff of SolidGigs have made it their duty to help people streamline hunting. The SG team works with dozens of freelance boards and every week sends people the finest 1% to their inbox.

18. Jobspresso

It is amazing to see that each remote job in Jobspresso is hand-picked and scanned from a scrutineering staff, even if a quick search through their work boards shows how they can achieve it. Companies who post their jobs on Jobspresso can pay for their listings, and can move up to the top of remote job boards. While this may reject “latest” search accuracy, the high-quality jobs that are available seem to be a tiny inconvenient.

19. The Muse

The interface of The Muse is quite amazing. By setting the filter “Location” to “Flexible / Remote,” you will find remote jobs that do all from online ESL educational events to project management and sales roles where you can test your CRM chops. In the world of remote jobs, the Muse is particularly unique: it offers individual professional coaching access, online training to help you get ready for challenges such as dealing with offers for your remote jobs and detailed company profiles on the websites of remote job advertisers.

20. Outsourcely

For anyone seeking full time remote jobs Outsourcely is an amazing resource. You will put yourself in the direct view of companies that aim to foster long term relationships, not just gig-based projects by creating a profile on this remote platform.