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Abiola Ajimobi Buried At Residence In Ibadan Amid Tight SecurityOgun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Thursday, described as "end of an era" the death of the former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi.

The late former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi was buried at his Oluyole country home at 10 am on Sunday. The burial took place amid tight security from the Oluyole main road to the Yemoja street residence of the late former governor. Cleric at the burial include, Alhaji Kunle Saani, Shik Muideen Bello, Chief Imam of Ibadan land, Shik Abubakri Abdleganiyu Agbotomokere, among others. The 70-year-old who died in Lagos was on life support machine at First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos before his final breath. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi confirmed he died of multiple organ failure. Earlier, the family had informed the general public that the remains of the former governor would be taking to his Oke-Ado mosque and his Oja-Oba family house. But the story was different when Vanguard correspondent noticed that some Islamic cleric who performed the burial in Islamic rite moved out of his house after the burial. No journalist was al

FG submitted proposed guidelines for reopening of schools

The Federal Government has submitted proposed guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country to the National Assembly. . The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made the presentation on Tuesday during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education. . According to the News Agency of Nigeria, he intimated the lawmakers of the ministry’s plans for students to resume across the country . The FG had in March shut schools across the Federation as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. . At the presentation today, the minister said, “In the document provided, we have suggested how we can move our education sector forward during this pandemic. . “We don’t want to make it known at this time so that some people will not take our proposed guidelines for school reopening. . “Even if the Senate has not called us, we would have come to you to discuss with you because we have already discussed with the Hous

How Do I Find Orphan Pages?

Ultimately you will always need to  compare two sets of URL data  in order to find orphaned pages . If it helps you can go full-on with the analogy here by thinking of these two URL data sets as each parent: URL Data Set 1: All of the page URLs ever created for your website. Using Log Files Using WordPress URL Data Set 2: All of the page URLs that can actually be crawled. Using Screaming Frog SEO Spider The  discrepancy  between the two URL data sets should uncover all of the orphaned pages on your website. Find All Your Pages Using Log Files The easiest way to get your log files is logging into your  cPanel  and find an option called  Raw Log Files . If you are still not able to find it, you may need to contact your hosting provider and ask them to provide the log files for your site. Raw Access Logs allow you to see what the visits to your website were without displaying graphs, charts, or other graphics. You can use the Raw Access Logs menu to download a zipped version of the server

What is orphaned content?

Orphaned content is content that doesn’t get any links from other posts or pages on the same website. As a result of that, this content is hard to find, for both Google and visitors. Posts and pages need internal links to them, to fit into a site’s structure and to be findable. Note that ‘links’ in this case means: contextual links. If content is linked to from the homepage, sitemap, or category and tag pages, but lacks text links, it’s still considered orphaned content. The reason for this is that text links provide both users and search engines with context and therefore, add more value. Why does orphaned content affect your SEO? To rank content, Google obviously needs to know about it. Search engines follow links and save all the content of pages in their index. Orphaned content has few meaningful internal links from other pages or posts to it. Google will consider this type of content less important. So, if an article is important to you, you should make that clear to Google (

What To Do If You Lose Your 401(k) Employer Match

 © shapecharge/Getty Images An older African-American man talks on the phone in his home In the wake of all the economic carnage unleashed by the coronavirus, many companies are cutting jobs and benefits such as the company match on 401(k) plans. If you're among the fortunate ones still employed, you may still have to deal with reduced benefits, too. While experts generally recommend saving as much as you can in your 401(k) plan, you'll want to consider many other things in these exceptional times, including not contributing at all. CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. "With more employers suspending retirement benefits and company matches, consumers are facing greater financial responsibility for how to save for the future and act in their own best interests," says Pam Krueger, CEO of Wealthramp in the San Francisco area. Here's what to do if you lose your 401(k) employer match and what alternatives you may have. Assess your financial picture The 401(k) plan is one of the

How Much Money Should A Startup Allocate To Digital Marketing

Digital marketing has become one of the cornerstones of brand development and cultivating user knowledge of your existence. With so many people connected on the web, it’s easy to see why more and more businesses rely on digital marketing to boost their exposure – even more so right now during the coronavirus pandemic. The reality is that if you’re operating a startup at the moment, you’re likely working with a shoestring budget in order to stay afloat. Maybe your ‘doors’ aren’t even permitted to be open. Regardless, when considering your budget, you’ll need to allocate sufficient capital for digital content creation that will capture the attention of your target demographic.  The difficult part is figuring out just how much capital is necessary to build and maintain a solid marketing plan for your startup. Because buyer behaviour is constantly morphing in response to how the current situation develops, you need to maintain a high level of flexibility in order to react. Every dollar cou

How To Bring Digital Transformation To Marketing

Every large-scale organization today has employees separated into different teams and scattered across the business (often across geographies). Many of those people are now working from home and more disconnected than ever. If teams aren’t careful, fragmented information and disconnected processes can quickly hamper progress. According to an analysis by McKinsey, in an average workweek, employees spend 20% of their time “looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks.” That’s why it’s important for members of the organization to come together with shared tools, knowledge and processes to achieve common goals. Many organizations are turning to digital strategies to foster cross-department success in business growth and customer service — particularly now that physical sales and marketing events are off the table. While it’s true that digital transformation can have far-reaching implications across a company, marketing arguably has the most

How To Make A Career Transition Into Web Development

Over the past ten years, there has been an explosion of interest in web development, and the number of people looking to make a career transition into the field. The 2008–09 financial crisis caused millions of young adult workers to lose their jobs and rethink their entire careers from scratch. From the ashes of this crisis, web development has become the darling of the job market. An increased number of companies, small and large, have turned to the wonders of web development to disrupt or adapt to the new “web 2.0” environment. These companies know that without a web presence, their businesses are doomed to be ignored. The spike in interest in web development has led to millions of young adults thinking of it not just as a skill to learn, but as a career to adopt. But for those who have already gone through college and spent a life worth of savings to get their degree, switching their careers to web development seems like a tough proposition. If you’re in this position, the questions

FG says it's not possible for domestic flights to resume

The Federal Government has reversed its decision to resume domestic flights operation on Sunday, June 21, 2020, saying the date is no longer feasible for the restart.⁣ .⁣ The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika announced this on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.⁣ .⁣ On Monday, June 1, the PTF coordinator, Sani Aliyu had requested the aviation industry to develop protocols for the resumption of domestic flights from June 21.⁣ .⁣ But Sirika, who was represented by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Musa Nuhu, said despite the pressure to restart operations, “June 21st is not a feasible date to resume domestic operations”.⁣ .⁣ He said, “The civil aviation authority despite pressures coming from all quarters will not approve the start any day until we are sure and we confirm that we are ready to start in a safe, secure, organised and efficient manner. To do otherwise is disastrous for all o

Federal government to setup special court for rape cases

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Thursday that his office had commenced talks over plans to establish special courts for rape and other sexual and gender-based violence cases. . He also said the Federal Ministry of Justice had started a review of relevant laws aimed at proposing relevant legislative changes to enhance preventive, investigative and counter-measures. . Malami, represented by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata (SAN), said this at a press conference jointly held with the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Tony Ojukwu. . The press conference focused on modalities for the eradication of rape and other sexual and gender-based violence in the country. . Malami said the talks over the establishment of the special courts to hear cases relating to the offences were being held with heads of various court

Ronaldo became first ever footballer to be a billionaire

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first footballer in history to become a billionaire during his career. According to Forbes, the Juventus star made $105 million (£83m) before tax in the last year, taking his total worth over the $1 billion (£789m) mark. The 35-year-old attacker has been named the fourth-highest earning celebrity in 2020 by the magazine, behind tennis legend Roger Federer, rapper Kanye West and Kylie Jenner. Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, who Forbes said earned $104m (£82m) in the last year, came in fifth while Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar took seventh place with $95.5m (£75m). After golf icon Tiger Woods and former boxer Floyd Mayweather, Ronaldo is just the third athlete ever to accumulate such wealth and the first to do so in a team sport. The Portugal international is said to have made $650m (£513m) in wages over his 17 years as a professional athlete, with the rest made from endorsements. He has been tied to a lucrative lifetime deal with Nike since 2016 an

What Is Tear Gas, And What Should You Do If You Come Into Contact With It?

 A civilian runs during a protest against the death of George Floyd in Indianapolis, USA. Chris Owens/Shutterstock During the current wave of protests against  systemic racism ,  police brutality , and the murder of  George Floyd  taking place in the United States, thousands of people have had encounters with the burning, stinging, and choking sensation of tear gas. But what exactly is this stuff? Why is it so dangerous? And what should you do if you come into contact with it? Tear gas was  first used  by the French Army during World War I (1914-1918) as a means to drive the enemy out of trenches. But as of 1997, it's now illegal to use tear gas in international conflict and war. Under the global Chemical Weapons Convention,  it states : "Each State Party undertakes not to use riot control agents as a method of warfare,” defining a riot control agent as "Any chemical not listed in a Schedule, which can produce rapidly in humans sensory irritation or disabling physical eff