• President Barack Obama used a legal pad to handwrite many of his presidential speeches, like this one seen of a speech he gave in Oslo, Norway, in December 2009. Notice the notes he wrote in the margin. BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
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    Why Do You Think Legal Pads Are Yellow?

    Comic Jerry Seinfeld, former national security adviser John Bolton and the late American author Pat Conroy are just a few of its millions of devotees. We’re talking about the quintessential office supply the legal pad. It’s simple, professional, cheap and instantly recognizable. Part of its lure is the unwritten rule that legal pads are for adults only; some people describe a feeling of satisfaction when they finally reach the point where they’re “sophisticated” enough to use them. After all, legal pads equal important business. The most recognizable characteristic of a legal pad? The yellow color. But why are they yellow? Good question. To answer it, though, requires a brief explanation of its…

  • Business

    NECA Projects Economic Contraction In Second Quarter Of 2020

    Nigeria’s economy is projected to contract in the second quarter of 2020 due to the six weeks lockdown on some parts of the country, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has said. In a statement reacting to the latest Q1 2020 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report released by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) which said that Nigeria’s economy grew by 1.87%, NECA said the real impact of COVID-19 on the economy would be felt in the Q2 GDP result due to the commencement of the lockdown in April. It stated that the slowdown in the GDP growth reflects the earliest effects of the disruptions on non-oil economy, coupled with an escalating…

  • health

    The Fish Meat Controversy! What You Need to Know

    Often times people wonder whether fish is considered meat. While most claim that fish is technically a type of meat, others point out that there are many ways to classify meat which includes religious guidelines, dietary restrictions, and nutritional differences can be used to categorize fish. This helps in an in-depth look at whether fish is meat. Definitions of meat vary Whether fish is classified as meat varies based on how you define meat. Your religious views, dietary preferences, and personal health needs can also factor into this judgment. Basic definitions Many people rely on the dictionary definition of meat, which is “the flesh of animals as used for food”. By…

  • health

    Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

    Dark chocolate is made up of nutrients that can improve your health. Studies has shown that is has the ability to lower the risk of various heart diseases It is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet, made from the seed of the cocoa tree. 1. Very Nutritious If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is actually quite nutritious. It contains a decent amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals. A 100-gram bar of dark chocolate with 70–85% cocoa contains (1): 11 grams of fiber 67% of the RDI for iron 58% of the RDI for magnesium 89% of…

  • Economy

    COVID-19 Recovery Plan: Osinbajo

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday said the federal government plans to take advantage of local resources and create jobs, in order to reposition the economy as the country grapples with the ripple effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Vice President Osinbajo made the comment during his appearance – via video-conferencing – at the Platform, an annual event organised by the Covenant Nation. Nigeria has recorded 2,170 cases of the deadly coronavirus and 68 deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). To tackle the virus spread, the federal government has implemented lockdowns in three regions – Lagos, Ogun and the FCT – while state governments have instituted varying…

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    N1.2b ‘debt’ suit against CBN, four banks

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out a suit by the Muhammad Shitta-Bey family of Lagos seeking to recover a N1,275,351,167 billion judgment debt from Great Nigeria Insurance Plc, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and four other banks. The four are: Wema Bank Plc, First Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc and Polaris Bank Plc, in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/180/2020. Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo on Wednesday, April 30, found no evidence that judgment debtor/applicant Great Nigeria Insurance and the five other garnishees owed the Shitta-Bey family the sum as judgment debt. The family, represented by 11 members on February 25, 2020, approached the court claiming that the…

  • Trends

    Answering The Big Question

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night announced the easing of the lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic with effect from Monday May 4th 2020. New measures will take effect. The shutdown was imposed on March 30 for two weeks and renewed on April 13. Kano State, whose positive virus cases rose steadily in the past two weeks, where people have also been dying of “strange ailments,” was slammed with two weeks total lockdown to check the virus spread. The President unfolded this new plan during a broadcast to the nation – the third in 28 days – to address the COVID 19 issue. He described the virus situation as “the…

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