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- Nigeria’s president Buhari on Nigeria as an unexpectedly poor country.
“It has been a very difficult year for Nigeria. Before we came to office, petroleum sold for about $100 per barrel, and then it crashed to $37, and now varies between $40 and $45 per barrel,’’ he said.
- The gravity defying Simone Biles – On how American Olympic gold medalist signature move is a lesson in physics.
- American President Barack Obama’s summertime playlist is all types of cool, grown and sexy! READ HERE.
- South Africa overtakes Nigeria as Africa’s largest economy. Here is what you need to know.
- Neuroscience researchers Steven Quartz and Annette Asp on how the cool factor can be a game of superficially rebellious status- changing centred on consumerism.
“Cool turns out to be a strange kind of economic value that our brains see in products that enhance our social image,” they write. It’s a powerful quality: “This abstract good—social approval, reputation, esteem, or status—plays a central role in our motivation and behavior, and it is the currency that drives much of our economy and our consumption.”
- A video of the abducted Chibok girls surfaced on Sunday after it was published on twitter by Nigerian journalist Ahmad Salkida. The video showed the girls covered in hijabs and some of them carrying babies. [Prayers and positive energy to the girls and their families as they go through this long ordeal].