Monthly Archives: June 2013

EU Condemns Edo State Executions

Oshiomhole-EUEU advocates for the abolition of capital punishment in Nigeria has Condemned the  trail and hanging of four criminals on Monday by the Edo State Government.

Four convicts including Osaremwinda Aiguohian and Daniel Nsofor, were hanged on Monday at an undisclosed location Continue reading


Al-Makura Says; APC will sweep all elections in 2015

APCGov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, on Tuesday expressed optimism that the umbrella party for opposition political parties, the All Progressive Congress (APC), will win the 2015 general election. Continue reading

NGF Crisis: Jang Reconciliation Move Fails

NGF- Jonah JangSTRONG indications emerged yesterday that the reconciliation move by governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State to bring pro- Chibuike Amaechi to his camp may have failed.

At the well publicised meeting of Jonah Jang led faction of the faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, the statuesque was maintained as fifteen governors and one deputy governor in attendance. Continue reading

Some Small Scale Businesses You Can Start Today

Small BusinessIf you want to start a small business and have a limited budget, you’ve probably been researching which small or home-based industries are set for growth this year. In fact, if you research small business ideas, you’ll find hundreds of potential small businesses you can start. But how do you know which is right for you?

Many consultants suggest you start a business you’re passionate about – something you love to do. I don’t consider this a requirement for business ownership, but if you’ll be the one doing the majority of the work (at least at first, until you grow enough to hire employees), it’s a good idea to select a business you enjoy.

However, passion isn’t the only prerequisite for business selection. To stand a good chance of business success, you need to start a business that’s in high demand, that is easy to market, that has low overhead, and has plenty of room for profitability.

The following 10 small businesses each meet the aforementioned criteria. If there’s a business idea on this list you’re passionate about, you might have just found the best small business for you to start. Best of all, you can get started on any of these today!


1. Computer repair and networking

If you have a knack for computer repair and networking, you already know the industry is in huge demand. Chances are your friends and family members rely on you to keep their computers running; now, you can charge customers to do the same.

2. Housecleaning

For the cost of cleaning supplies, a few marketing materials and a little advertising, you can land both residential and commercial cleaning clients. In fact, you don’t even need the supplies, as some cleaners I know keep a set on-hand at each different client’s place to avoid any type of cross-contamination.

3 . Dog groomer

You don’t need a professional storefront to be a dog groomer – a tub, a hose and a grooming kit are all you need to start your own dog grooming business. Print business cards, get listed in online directories and post photos on Facebook to generate business.

4. Lawn maintenance/landscaping

Keeping lawns looking lush and green, hedges and trees trimmed, and flowers beautiful is a great way to earn full-time income, and requires little more than a pair of sheers and a bit of marketing to get started.

5. Child care

Parents work; ergo, they need babysitters. You can provide child care services in your home with little more than a newspaper ad and a business card – or a Facebook page, for that matter.

6. Tutor

As American culture continues to reward academic performance, tutors are in high demand to help students of all levels, from early childhood to adult, earn better grades.

7. Interior decorating

Help homeowners achieve beautiful aesthetics with interior decorating services. All you need is an eye for design and a few free catalogs to get started. Use door hangers to promote your services in the best neighborhoods.

8. Salon services  

You can style hair for weddings, proms and other events from your home. Haircuts, manicures, pedicures, and even massages represent services you can provide with minimal overhead.

9. Photographer 

If you love taking photos as a hobby and have an eye for a great shot, you can start your own photography business. If taking family portraits isn’t your thing (or in your budget, since it can require additional equipment), work as a freelance photographer for magazines, local organizations and clients who need product photography.

10. Travel agent 

Travel agents can work right from home or rent cheap office space. If there’s competition in your city, you’ll need to spend a little on marketing. I recommend serving as a niche travel agent to cater to clients seeking a specific type of vacation or destination. For example, specializing in “adventure vacations” or “senior vacations” can set you apart and lead to loyal customers.

There are a lot of ideas you can start with, if you have special talents like graphic design, you can start doing some freelance design work. The important thing is to follow your passion so that you’ll enjoy what you’re doing.

Caterpillar Inc Drops Boy Scouts Sponsorship Over Gay Ban

Boy Scouts-CAT Caterpillar Inc. is no longer sponsoring  Boy Scouts because the organization discriminates against homosexuals, a spokeswoman for the Illinois-based heavy equipment manufacturer confirmed Thursday. Continue reading

Nigeria Super Eagle Due In Brazil On Saturday After Pay Pow

Nigeria Super EagleNigeria Super Eagle are due to arrive in Brazil on Saturday to take part in the Confederation Cup, 24 hours later than scheduled, after a row over bonus payments saw the squad holed up in a Namibia hotel on Thursday. Continue reading

PDP State Chairmen Regrouped To Challenge Tukur

PDP -ChairmanFollowing the dissatisfaction of the current state of affairs in Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, pioneer state chairmen of the party are regrouping to challenge what they describe as the lack of cohesion and the dictatorial tendencies of the present leadership of the party under Alhaji Bamanga Tukur. Continue reading