Nexus 7 with LTE arrives: $349 includes 32 GB storage, month of free data

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If a Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 7 doesn’t cut it for you road warriers, perhaps the new LTE model will: Google(s goog) is now selling the Nexus 7 with integrated LTE on the Google Play store for $349. This version includes 32 GB of storage, so the addition of LTE connectivity is just $80 over the comparable Wi-Fi only model.

That’s pretty aggressive pricing on Google’s part. For that matter, the entire Nexus 7 line is priced well when compared to Apple’s(s aapl) iPad mini, which starts at $329 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi model. The Nexus also has a much better display with 1920 x 1200 resolution fit in a 7-inch screen.

Nexus 7 display up close

The new LTE model is unlocked but comes with a T-Mobile(s tmus) SIM card. Sweetening this deal is one month of free mobile broadband data, up to 2 GB, on T-Mobile’s LTE network. The slate also…

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[NaijaSteward] PDP crisis gets messier … as faction sues Tukur, Chikwe, others | Jonathan, govs continue meeting today |Party elders to parley on Thursday

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In spite of the troubleshooting efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the  faction of the Peoples Democratic Party led by  Alhaji Abubakar Baraje  has  said it will  not  abandon its mission to salvage the PDP.

To prove its seriousness, the faction known as the New PDP, has gone to  a Lagos High Court in Ikeja,  seeking to stop  officials of  the National Working Committee of the  Bamanga Tukur-led faction  from parading themselves as members  of  the National Executive Committee of the party.

Besides the suit which was  heard on Monday  by Justice Ganiyu  Safari, and adjourned till Monday, September 9, the New PDP will on Tuesday (today) open a parallel secretariat at the Maitama District of  Abuja.

In the suit, the plaintiffs – Baraje, Dr. Sam   Jaja, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and the PDP –   asked the court to restrain Tukur, Prince Uche Secondus, Mrs. Kema Chikwe…

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‘New PDP’ Sues Old: Rival NECs To Stay In Place Until Court Decision.

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By SaharaReporters, New York

The breakaway faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Alhaji Abdullahi Kawu Baraje, today asked the High Court of Lagos State to restrain Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Prince Uche Secondus, Mrs. Kema Chikwe, Olisah Metuh and others from parading themselves as the members of the National Executive of the party.

According to a statement by the faction, the plaintiffs, Alhaji Abdullahi Kawu Baraje, Dr. Sam Jaja and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola also asked the court for leave to serve the defendants outside the Ikeja Division, where the case was filed.

In its ruling, the court granted the plaintiffs leave to serve the defendants in their various locations, but with regard to the matter of their illegality as members of the National Executive Committee of the party, it said that there was no urgency as to the fact of who should hold what…

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PDP’s breakaway members have genuine grievances – Anenih

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Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih| credits:
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, has admitted that some chieftains of the party that broke away from the party on Saturday have genuine grievances for their…PDP’s breakaway members have genuine grievances – Anenih

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Nigerians: APC with Caution

THE WORDS OFF MY MIND

Blind loyalty and selective amnesia are two big problems militating against the progress of Nigeria, we accept people without questioning them and when we are forced to question we tend to (deliberately) forget the important questions about their pasts because we like and want them in a position.

There is a popular saying that “the devil you know is better than an unknown angel” this statement remained true until PDP spent 14years in power without really changing our lives or Nigeria. So its safer to say now that the unknown angel is what we really want in Nigeria, we want an escape route from the grasp of PDP and their devilish ways of administration, since the party came into power in 1999, there has not really been many changes we can point to or any policy aimed at bettering the lives of ordinary Nigerians, rather they create selfish policies to…

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The New PDP in Old Skin

Thy Glory O' Nigeria..!

By Adeola Aderounmu

If there is something that Nigeria does not need now, it is the so called splitting of the PDP resulting in the re-emergence of corrupt and useless politicians.

When Obsanjo third term bid was botched it was Atiku Abubakar who spear-headed the rofo-rofo fight. It was a “good” fight because he send Obasanjo packing using his might and that of the senate. Despite all the funds that Obasanjo wasted on the senate he was unsuccessful in his bid to change or manipulate the constitution to suit his evil third term agenda.

Even Ribadu could not save the day despite all the witch-hunting that he led with the EFCC. Nigeria is never short of useless people and thoughtless politicians.

As Atiku battled Obasanjo, Obasanjo fought back by exposing all the monies that Atiku has also looted. Everyday in the newspaper we read about the shady deals of both…

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Why the President needs to remain ‘clueless’ – Azuka Onwuka

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It is no longer news that the first international flight landed over a week ago in Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu amidst jubilation. Many people have wondered why anybody would celebrate such a paedestrian thing as the commencement of international flights in an airport in the 21st century, especially in a country where the first international flight took place in July 1925 in Kano.

In marketing, it is said that perception is reality. In a multi-ethnic country like Nigeria, where there is so much inter-ethnic suspicion and distrust, this saying is even truer, because it is easy to interpret actions based on who is doing what.

For a part of the country that fought and lost a bitter war that cost so much, the South-East is always predictably touchy concerning issues that it interprets as a national conspiracy to always marginalise it. Every part of Nigeria complains of marginalisation, but because…

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FG evacuates about 50 Nigerians from Syria

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Abuja – Mr Olugbenga Ashiru, the  Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Monday said about 50 Nigerians had so far been evacuated from Syria following the ongoing crises in the country.

Ashiru said in Abuja that the evacuees complied with government’s directive to leave Syria and he advised others to vacate the Middle East nation.

“We have evacuated quite a lot of Nigerians from Syria, it was not an airlift exercise like we did in the case of Libya because they are very few.

“From the report I got, those moved so far are less than 50, long before the situation deteriorated we advised them to move.

“Some have decided to stay behind but it is their choice.’’

The minister also said that the families of the Charge d’Affairs and officials at the embassy had been relocated to the neighbouring nation of Lebanon “and they are very safe there.’’

It will…

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Protecting Nigerian Industry against External Aggression

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Protecting Nigerian Industry against External Aggression

Presenting a keynote address at a three-day industrial security and loss prevention management workshop organized by the Nigerian Institute of Security (NIS) recently at Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt the former Chief Judge of Rivers State, Hon. Justice Iche N. Ndu said, “It is my thesis that industrial security is national security, and industrial insecurity begets, not only economic insecurity and destabilization, but also political insecurity and instability”. Coded in these words are challenges to Nigerian leaders, policymakers and security professionals to evolve measures for internal and external process of effective industrial security management for improved functionality and success in the development of the nation’s industrial base, thus promoting sustainable national economic growth and development.
Nigeria has enjoyed relative peace from external military aggression. Nations at war employ all available means, including industrial sabotage to gain an advantage. However, we must realize that in modern…

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ATM & Internet Banking gets the big chunk of Nigeria’s rising eFraud profile

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A total of 2 billion Naira was lost through the Nigerian banking e-channel in 2012 sources disclosed. Accounting for over 65% of the total fraud cases in the year, majority of the fraudulent transactions were perpetuated though ATM, Fraudulent transfer/withdrawals, and Internet banking channels.

Speaking at the 12th Quarterly General Meeting of the Committee of Chief Inspectors of Banks in Nigeria (CCIBN) in Lagos, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity bank Plc, Mr. Reginald Ihejiahi expressed the lack of co-operation among banks as a growing concern. The present silence among banks on ATM frauds makes it difficult for banks to share vital information that would help curb the menace, the fidelity bank chief emphasized

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Open City by Teju Cole

Under the neem Tree

My  very first impressions on Open City:

Very strange story. If I can call it a story, I am not really sure. It’s more a reflection on identity (Julius, the protagonist is half Nigerian, half German), an unusual amount of historical facts that sometimes relate, but most of the time don’t seem to fit in . The most surprising thing is that the ensemble makes sense somehow, which is strange in itself. I connect with the story when Julius was in Brussels, the rest of the time I was sort of floating between  pages, not asking too many questions while expecting to somehow get my answers before the end of the novel.

Now, Instead of telling you in great details what I think of Open City. I have decided to discuss other people’s reviews . Usually, I read reviews after I finished the book, Not Before. That being said, I have chosen to…

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Online Protection: Dame Jonathan Urges Youth to be part of the Solution

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The First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dame (Dr.) Patience Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerian youths to be part of the solution in helping to address online youth safety and cautioned them that they should not be part of the problem. The First Lady gave this charge today, Tuesday September 3, 2013, during her address at the first National Youth Online Protection Summit, with the theme: “The Internet: Emerging Threats and Solutions for the Youth,” which held at the State House, Abuja. Dame Patience also advised the youths to ensure that their safety should be their priority at all times while using the internet.
The First Lady described the internet as one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century which is a goldmine for information, resources and entertainment. This she said, has resulted in today’s youths depending on the internet to help with many aspects of their day to…

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COMMUNIQUÉ: National Online Protection Summit

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COMMUNIQUÉ

In line with the mandate of Her Excellency, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as ITU Child Online Protection Champion, following her appointment as the Child Online Protection Champion by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), the 1st National Youth Online Protection Summit was organized by the Office of the First Lady in partnership with relevant Public and Private Youth and ICT organizations. The Summit held in Abuja, Nigeria, on Tuesday, 3rd August, 2013 with the theme “The Internet: Emerging Threats, Solutions for the Youth” and it underscores the importance of the internet as a ubiquitous modern day tool as well as its increasing vulnerabilities.

2. The Summit is the beginning of a national campaign initiated by the First Lady to inculcate a culture of safety for children and youths while they are online as well as to…

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Syria 101: A Brief Review of the Conflict

Black America Web

The United States is considering launching a punitive strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, blamed by the U.S. and the Syrian opposition for an Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus. The U.S. said the attack killed 1,429 people, including at least 426 children. Those numbers are significantly higher than the death toll of 355 provided by the aid group Doctors Without Borders.

President Barack Obamasaid he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria but is seeking congressional authorization for the use of force in a vote expected after Congress returns to work Sept. 9.

Here’s a look at key Syria developments around the world Monday amid heightened tensions over potential military action:

SYRIA:

Assad said military strikes against his country would risk triggering a regional war. He said the Middle…

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Mobile network optimization is a hot technology right now – no, seriously

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The mobile network optimization business is not a bad one to be if you’re a tech startup looking for a big exit. Telecom billing systems maker Amdocs(s dox) just announced its intention to buy Actix for $120 million in cash. But it’s certainly not the first nine-figure selling price for a software company analyzing and tweaking traffic in mobile networks.

Actix tracks the how individual cells perform as devices connect to them throughout the day, letting carriers know where they need to add coverage and capacity as well as which apps and devices are performing well and which are not. That may not sound sexy to you, but that technology is really turning on the big telecom infrastructure vendors, who have been scooping up optimization companies left and right in the last year.

Arieso sold to JDSUniphase(s jdsu) for $85 million in March. In the last few years, Ericsson(s…

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Whoops. Was that the Nexus 5 in Google’s own promotional video?

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Google(s goog) defied expectations earlier today when it announced Android 4.4, otherwise known as KitKat. Yes, the Nestle kind. In fact, you might have been so busy digesting this news that you didn’t even notice Google may have leaked the Nexus 5 in its own promotional video — I know I sure didn’t.  But a commenter in the Verge Forums noted that, in a promotional video for KitKat, an employee can be spotted holding an unknown Nexus phone.

The video, which shows a group of Google employees photographing the unveiling of the KitKat statue, has since been taken off of YouTube and marked private by Google. But the Verge has obtained a copy of the video, which you can see below.

If you look closely, you’ll see that at 38 seconds in, a Google employee can be seen holding a black Nexus phone. Taylor Wimberly, formerly of Android and…

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South Africa President Pleased Mandela is Home

Black America Web

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president said Tuesday that he was pleased Nelson Mandela had gone home from a hospital, saying it indicated the progress that the anti-apartheid leader had made even though he remains in critical condition.

An ambulance returned 95-year-old Mandela to his Johannesburg house on Sunday, and the office of President Jacob Zuma said he will receive the same level of care there that he did in the hospital, administered by the same doctors.

“He remains critical but stable, responding to treatment,” Zuma said in a meeting with journalists in Pretoria, the South African capital. “I think we feel very good that he reached a point where the doctors who were treating him felt he could now leave the hospital to his home, which indicates the progress he had made.”

Zuma also said: “We acknowledge that he is old and that he’s not well but we are…

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OKC Police Found Weapons on 2 Chainz Tour Bus

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City discovered two semi-automatic pistols and a 12-gauge pump shotgun along with some prescription painkillers and marijuana residue on a tour bus occupied by rapper 2 Chainz and 10 other men, according to documents filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.

The men were arrested Aug. 22 after refusing to get off the bus following a traffic stop. The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, had performed with Lil Wayne and T.I. in Oklahoma City the previous night.

2 Chainz and the others were charged with obstructing a police officer, a misdemeanor. All were released after paying $2,000 bail.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports police who searched the bus found two .40-caliber semi-automatic pistols and a partial box of ammunition for them, according to the documents. Twenty shells for the 12-gauge shotgun also were seized.

Police found the prescription medications hydrocodone and…

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REPORT: Drug Dealer Claims Lamar Odom Spent $50,000 on Cocaine

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Radar Online posted a video interview with a man claiming to be Lamar Odom’s drug dealer, who says the former NBA player has spent $50,000 on cocaine in three years.

The New York-based dealer – who concealed his identity – says he witnessed the former Los Angeles Clippers star consume the drug on as many as 10 occasions since 2010, when Odom visited Queens, where he grew up.

”[Lamar has a] huge problem and he has a very addictive personality. It is becoming worse as you can see,” his alleged dealer told Radar Online. ”He [Lamar] likes to party, He’s a pretty nice guy to be honest with you, but he’s becoming … his problem seems to be becoming a bigger problem. In my experience, he literally likes cocaine. He is a cocaine guy. He likes to smoke it.”

The alleged dealer said he supplied Odom with cocaine –…

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