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10 Things You Can’t Advertise on Facebook

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If you’re running an ecommerce business, we cannot stress how important traffic is.
After all, everybody who visits your store is a potential customer. So, if you can bring in a steady stream of potential buyers to your store, it’s only a matter of time until you start making sales.
But, unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that you’ll generate traffic from the day that you launch your store.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent hours designing every detail of your store, or if you’ve carefully curated a list of compelling products – these are great, but they don’t drive traffic alone.
You’ll need to use the ace up your sleeve – marketing – to drive traffic to your store. And the success of your marketing campaigns will likely define the success of your store.
By now you might be wondering what the most effective way to market your brand is. Many dropshippers opt to use Facebook advertising as one of their main marketing channels.
Why? There are more than 2.2 billion monthly active users on Facebook, and you can tap into that wealth of potential buyers with your marketing campaigns. Combine this audience with incredible targeting options, and a variety of ad objectives, and it becomes clear why Facebook advertising is so powerful for ecommerce entrepreneurs.
But it isn’t all plain sailing with Facebook advertising. There are plenty of products which you can’t advertise on Facebook, and it’s important that you’re aware of them before you build your store.
We’re here to help you succeed as an entrepreneur, so we’ve put together this article to outline Facebook’s ad review process, and list the products which are strictly prohibited from Facebook’s advertising platform.
So, let’s jump into it!

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Understanding Facebook’s Ad Review Process

Every ad that you encounter while browsing through your Facebook feed has undergone Facebook’s comprehensive ad review process.
Don’t worry though, if you’re following the rules this process is a breeze. In fact, most adverts are reviewed and accepted within 24 hours (but they can take a little longer in some cases).
The main aim of the Facebook ad review process is to check that the text, images, targeting, and positioning of your ad is in order, and aligns with their policies.
One important thing to bare in mind is that they’ll also check the page that your ad will be driving traffic to – this means that your ad might be disapproved if your page isn’t fully functional yet, or doesn’t match up with what your ad is promoting.
So, make sure that your store is up and running before you launch any Facebook advertising campaigns – you don’t want to waste any of your precious time.
Equally, you don’t want to create ads for products which fall under Facebook’s “Prohibited Content’ category in their policies, as they’ll certainly be denied.
If you find out that you’re selling items which fall under the “Prohibited Content” list, you’ll have two choices:
  • Pivot with your products and update your inventory list,
  • Try to market your brand without using Facebook advertising.
Honestly, neither of those options are ideal, so it’s a great idea to check which items are prohibited before creating your store.

What To Do if Your Ad is Disapproved?

If your ad is disapproved, don’t worry, there are steps that you can take to rectify the issue.
Start off by checking the email inbox that is linked with your Facebook ad account – you’ll receive an email with details as to why your ad was disapproved.
When your ad is disapproved because it doesn’t fully comply with Facebook’s policies – e.g. promoting prohibited products – you can edit your ad and then resubmit it for a second review.
Once you’ve edited your ad, uploaded, and saved the changes, your ad will then be resubmitted for review.

Products You Can’t Advertise on Facebook

Now that we’ve covered the Facebook ad review process, it’s time to list the products which you currently can’t advertise on Facebook.
Once you’re armed with the knowledge from this list, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about which products are the best fit for your inventory list.
Let’s get started!

Unregulated Supplements

We’ll kick off our list with unregulated supplements. The supplements industry is booming right now, and it’s market size is expected to boom to $278 billion USD by 2024.
But, as with most health-related products, there are many rules and regulations which affect them, especially if you’re looking to sell them.
This only gets more complicated if you’re looking to sell these products all over the world too, as each country has their own laws regarding health products.
Taking this into account, it becomes clear why Facebook have banned advertisements which include these products – they could end up causing more harm than good.
Generally it’s best to avoid selling these products unless you’ve manufactured them yourself, and you have all the necessary paperwork which shows that they have been certified as safe for consumption.

Adult Products

Next up on our list are adult products. We know that the definition of an adult product is quite murky, so let us elaborate.  
Facebook ads cannot promote the use of adult products, include any nudity, or contain any depictions of people in explicit situations.
However, you can promote adult products if they’re focussed on family planning or contraception. If you are promoting contraceptives your ads must focus on the core feature of the product, rather than on sexual pleasure or sexual enhancement, otherwise they’ll be disapproved.
Also, you’ll need to make sure that you target those ads to Facebook users who are aged 18 or older, for legal reasons.

Third-Party Infringements

Any Facebook ads which appear to be infringing on or violates the rights of any third party will be automatically disapproved or taken down.
Third-party infringements can get you into a lot of legal trouble, so it isn’t worth selling anything that you assume is copyrighted or trademarked unless you have the proper trade agreement from the corresponding party.
If you are selling another brand’s products through your own Facebook ads make sure that you tag said brand in your post – this is a common practice and is endorsed in their policies.

Surveillance Equipment

Surveillance equipment is strictly prohibited from being promoted on Facebook’s advertising platform. This includes spy cams, mobile phone trackers, or other hidden surveillance equipment.
We know that many entrepreneurs are interested in selling these types of products, and that’s totally fine, just be aware that you won’t be able to promote them with Facebook adverts if you do.
If you’re interested in selling tech products, why not try selling drones instead? We’ve listed these products as one of the top business ideas that’ll make you money.

Counterfeit Products

Similar to the third-party infringements that we mentioned earlier, counterfeit products are a strict no-go when it comes to Facebook advertising.  
Counterfeit products are highly illegal, so our best advice is to avoid anything to do with them.
There’s really no benefit in trying to sell counterfeit products too, especially when there are plenty of unique dropshipping products which you can build a legitimate brand around.

Health Products: Before and After

The online health industry is thriving and, for the most part, brands find great success with Facebook advertising campaigns.
But, there are certain things that you’ll need to keep in mind if you’re looking to advertise your health products on Facebook.
Facebook point out that adverts must not contain “before-and-after images, or images thtat contain unexpected or unlikely results”. Essentially, your ads must not assert or imply anything that could lead to a Facebook user having negative feelings about their body image.
Also, you’ll need to make sure that you’re targeting your ads towards people aged 18 or above if you’re promoting health, fitness, or weight loss products.

Controversial Products

Controversial products are strictly prohibited from Facebook’s advertising platform.
Any products or adverts which are related to sensitive subjects, imagery, or controversial symbolism will be automatically rejected from Facebook’s ad platform.

Weapons

Any Facebook ads which contain weapons, ammunition, or explosives will be disapproved during the ad review process.
These products are affected by various laws and regulations across the globe, and would be difficult to manage for Facebook, so it makes sense that they fall under their “Prohibited content” category.

Tobacco Products

Tobacco products are next up on our list of things that you can’t advertise on Facebook. This includes cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and other related tobacco paraphernalia.
Whilst you can’t promote tobacco products for monetary gain, you can use Facebook ads to promote resources that are aimed at getting over a smoking addiction.
This follows the same mantra that Facebook enforces with some of their other prohibited products – they’re ultimately trying to look after the health of their users.

Drugs and Drug-Related Products

Drugs and drug-related products are last up on our list of products which you can’t advertise on Facebook.
Ensure that you do not promote the sale or use of illegal, prescription or recreational drugs in your ads, otherwise you’ll be breaching Facebook’s community guidelines.
Similar to the tobacco products which we mentioned above, Facebook perceives that these products can be harmful to a users health, which is why they’ve been added to their list of prohibited content.
This means that you won’t be able to use images of smoking-related accessories, recreational or medical marijuana, or other images which could imply the use of a recreational drug in your ads.

Nailing Your Facebook Ads

And that’s it – that’s the list of products which you can’t advertise on Facebook.
Hopefully you’ll be able to use the information from this post to help you decide on a list of products for your store.
If you’re new to Facebook advertising, fear not, we’ve got comprehensive guides that’ll walk you through the process: The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Advertising.
Got any questions related to Facebook advertising, or ecommerce in general? Feel free to leave them in the comments section below – we read all of them!

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Buhari sends message to Nigerians, speaks on election victory

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Buhari sends message to Nigerians, speaks on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, in Daura, Katsina State, said he will use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians by paying close attention to the poor and those on the lower rungs of society.

Addressing leaders of various communities from five Local Government Areas of Daura Emirate, who paid him a visit as part of Eid El-Kabir celebration, the President said he is convinced that majority of Nigerians understand who he is and his mission, on account of which they returned him for a second term in office with larger margin of votes than 2015.

“You know how much I laboured to get here. I ran three times in the past. The fourth time, God used technology to do it for me. The fifth time I ran (February 23, 2019), I went to all the states of the federation. The turnout of crowds was overwhelming.

“Truly, the people know and understand my mission. This is what the votes showed. The administration will dwell on our campaign issues — security, economy and corruption. We will fight for the poor,” the President said.

He emphasized the important place of agriculture under his administration, promising to appoint a minister who is knowledgeable and will know how to promote interest and investment in the sector.

“I will appoint a minister who knows agriculture and its role in providing jobs and growing our economy. You have seen how we broke the fertiliser jinx in the country. We will do more to better the lots of our farmers. Agriculture is our strength,” he added.

President Buhari expressed happiness with the changing attitude of young people to agriculture, with many earning respectable incomes, urging all of those without regular incomes to return to the farm.

In his remarks, Hon. Yusuf Bello Mai’ Aduwa, one the leaders of the delegation, thanked Nigerians for giving the President a second mandate to lead the country for another four years, stressing that he will not let the country down.

Mohammed Saleh, another community leader, said the communities under the Daura Emirate were grateful to the President for signing a bill to establish a Federal Polytechnic in Daura, after they had complained that the area needed a tertiary institution to encourage the youth to pursue higher education.

In her remarks, Hajiya Talatu Nasir, a Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Information, said President Buhari’s government had empowered many women, with many already owning businesses like poultry and livestock farms.

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Here’s How to “Get it Legit” When You Purchase Your iPhone & Apple Products

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Here’s How to “Get it Legit” When You Purchase Your iPhone & Apple Products

 

It’s quite correct to say an Apple device is one of the most prized possessions of any young person today. For every iPhone purchased, there’s an untold story of someone who didn’t mind spending more to get an iPhone instead of the lower-priced phones in the market because they were convinced that an iPhone was a durable, reliable, secure device and the perfect choice for all their mobile communication needs.

Unfortunately, after so many people have saved up money for their desired iPhone, they get swindled at the point of purchase by un-authorized dealers who sell substandard devices to them. You are robbed of so many extra benefits of using an iPhone when you patronize just any random phone vendor on the street. Here’s what could likely happen when you buy an iPhone from the wrong hands:

Doctored Devices

Your device may have been internally tampered with by selfish dealers who are seeking the best ways to make profit off you.

Stolen Device

Many un-authorized dealers indulge in untrustworthy ways to procure the iPhones they sell. In many cases, these devices could have been stolen, making you an unknown partner-in-crime for buying from them.

Fake Phone

You face the risk of buying a completely fake iPhone when you buy from just any vendor. These days, there are black-market manufacturers that are able to make prototypes of iPhones that look so convincing; until you use them.

No Warranty

Your unofficially purchased iPhone does not come with warranty benefits, making you helpless and fully responsible in cases of liquid damage, broken screens or similar incidents.

Where You Should Never Buy an iPhone

 

  • Off the street from a random guy
  • A black market dealer
  • A seller with a ridiculously cheap offer
  • Random online vendors

The Recommended Place to Buy an iPhone in Nigeria?

You should only buy an iPhone from Apple authorized re-seller outlets in Nigeria. You can find an authorized list of stores to purchase an iPhone here.

Here’s what you enjoy when you purchase an iPhone from the right source:

  • 1 year cover for accidental screen damage
  •  Liquid damage cover for 6 months
  •  Best price guaranteed for your iPhone Trade-in
  •  Free pickup and return from the service centre
  • Assured Buy Back
  • 24 months warranty

So why not #GetItLegit from an Apple authorized re-seller and enjoy value-added benefits including device insurance and free protection. Visit our website today, register and get even more benefits.

There has never been a better time to join the iPhone lifestyle in Nigeria!

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BREAKING: Falana files motion challenging Sowore’s detention order

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BREAKING: Falana files motion challenging Sowore’s detention order

Human Rights Activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, on Friday, filed a motion to challenge the legality of the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja that gave the Department of State Service, DSS, permission to detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.

According to Falana, he was briefed by Sowore to defend him.

Recall that Justice Taiwo Taiwo had held that DSS which earlier requested for 90 days, was at liberty to return for an extension of the detention order after September 21.

But Falana contended that the order which the vacation judge granted on the strength of an exparte application that was brought by the DSS, was illegal and unconstitutional.

The senior lawyer maintained that the detention order breached the fundamental right provisions of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

He specifically applied for, “An order of this honourable court setting aside, discharging and/or vacating the ex parte order of this Honourable Court for the detention of the Respondent/Applicant for a period of 45 days made on the 8th August, 2019, Coram: Taiwo Taiwo J, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/879/2019 between State Security Service V. Omoyele Sowore”.

He enumerated reasons why the detention order should be quashed.

Falana argued that: “The detention of the respondent/applicant for an initial 4 days period before the grant of the ex-parte order is illegal by virtue of Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

“The order ex-parte brought pursuant to Section 27 (1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2013 was obtained by the applicant/respondent to legalise an illegal detention by the applicant/respondent.

“The applicant/respondent dumped the video evidence in support of its application on the Honourable Court whilst the learned trial judge watched same in his chambers and not in the open court.

“The respondent/applicant was arrested on Saturday 3rd August, 2019 before the planned protest that took place on Monday 5th August, 2019 while he was already under the custody of the Applicant/Respondent.

“The persons who participated in the protests of 5th August, 2019 have been charged with unlawful assembly at the Magistrate Courts at Ebute-Metta, Lagos State and Calabar, Lagos State.

“The applicant/respondent had concluded investigation of this case and announced its findings.

“The Respondent/Applicant had also volunteered statement to the Applicant/Respondent.

“At the time of the hearing of the motion ex-parte, the respondent/applicant was in custody of the applicant/respondent at Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.

“The day the motion ex-parte was filed at the registry of this Honorable Court, the respondent/applicant was allowed by the applicant/respondent to consult his Counsel, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN on phone”.

He alleged that the motion ex-parte was predicated on suppression and misrepresentation of material facts, saying it constituted gross abuse of the court process.

“The Applicant/Respondent motion exparte filed 5th August, 2019, did not disclose any fact capable of linking the Respondent /Applicant to any terrorism activity.

“That in the same vein the motion filed 5th August, 2019 did not in the supporting Affidavit allude to facts linking the Respondents/Applicants to any terrorism activity.

“The Applicant’s detention has exceeded the maximum period a court of law can allow the Respondent to detain the Applicant in accordance with the provisions of Section 35 (4) (a) of the Constitution of Nigeria (AS AMENEDED) 2011 which only empowered the Applicant/Respondent to detain the Applicants for a maximum period of two months from the date of their arrest.

“That the Order made on 8th August, 2019 was based on a wrong presumption and mistake that the Complaint against the respondent therein relates to terrorism.

“That by virtue of Section 293 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, an application for the remand of any suspect is to be made before a Magistrate Court.

“By virtue of the actions of the Applicant/Respondent, the Respondents/Applicants right to life, dignity of human person, health and freedom of movement are under threat as same is currently being violated by the Respondent without any justification known to law”, Falana argued.

In a supporting affidavit that was deposed by Marshal Abubakar, Sowore was described as a human rights Activist, blogger and the publisher of Sahara reporters’ news.

“That the Applicant/Respondent had accused the Respondent/Applicant of committing a treasonable act for calling on Nigerians to pour out on the streets on August 5, 2019 to protest against government’s failure to improve the living conditions of Nigerians. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN1 is a document confirming the assertion.

“That the protest called by the Respondent/Applicant was scheduled to hold on the 5th August, 2019.

“That the Applicant was however arrested on Saturday 3rd August, 2019.

“That the persons who participated in the peaceful protests of 5th August, 2019 were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly in the Magistrates Court at Ebute Meta, Lagos State Oshogbo in Osun state and Calabar, Cross Rivers State. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN2 is a document confirming the assertion.

“That on Wednesday, 7th August, 2019y, the Respondent/Applicant volunteered statement to the Applicant/Respondent.

“That the Applicant however brought an application seeking for an order of court detaining the Respondent/Applicant pending the conclusion of investigation.

“That the Applicant/Respondent had concluded the investigation of this case and had announced its findings. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN3 is a document confirming the assertion.

“That the Nigeria Police Force had also concluded investigation of this case and announced its findings. Attached hereto and marked Exhibit RN4 is a document confirming the averment

“That as at the time the motion ex parte was filed, the Respondent/Applicant was already in the custody of the Applicant/Respondent at Abuja within the territorial jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.

“That on the date the motion ex parte was filed at the Registry of this Honourable Court; the Respondent/Applicant was allowed to consult with his counsel; Mr Femi Falana, SAN on the telephone.

“That the Application ex parte for the detention of the Respondent/ Applicant did not disclose their involvement in any terrorism related activity.

“That it will serve the interest of justice if the order for the detention of the Respondent /Applicant is set aside.

“That the investigation of the Respondents/Applicants by Applicant/Respondent is not related to any terrorism activity.

“That I know by virtue of my training as a Legal Practitioner that it is duty- bound on the Applicant/Respondent to present before this Honourable Court facts linking the Respondent/Applicant to evidence of having committed acts of terrorism.

“That this honorable court has the jurisdiction to set aside its own order made pursuant to an ex-parte application.

“That unless this Honorable court intervenes by ordering the Respondent to release the Applicants forthwith and pay them adequate compensation for their illegal detention, the Applicants will continue to languish in the Respondent’s custody without being charged to court”, the deponent added.

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EYE LASHES AND ITS EFFECT ‘LADIES BE WARNED’

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EYE LASHES AND ITS EFFECT

Lades beware!!

Eye lashes is a synthetic plastic lashes artificially made to beautity the eye lid and exhume beauty.

The Artificial eye lash require a gum like glue to grip it to the eye lid. This glue weakens the retina of the eye and the upper eye lash region.

Most times if it is grossly soaked some gums from the glue could even get to the retina and therefore causing serious eye discomfort and endangering the eye to inevitable epidemic.

Our ladies might not truly understand the side effect of this slow eye killer until years to come when its repercussions will rain down on your eyes.

Beauty is pain.

Stay natural we men appreciate you the more natural you are.

Save your eye today. Avoid EYELASHES GLUE

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Sowore group, allies announce date to resume protests

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Sowore group, allies announce date to resume protest

The Coalition For Revolution (CORE), a group led by detained 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and its allies, have vowed to resume protests demanding revolution in Nigeria.

Co-convener of the group, Mr. Olaseni Ajai, made the announcement to newsmen on Friday in Lagos.

He disclosed that, Monday August 19, 2019 has been fixed for the continuation of the protest tagged #RevolutionNow across Nigeria.

Noting that the protest was not calling for removal of the Buhari-led government, Ajai said: “the incumbent government, having failed to deliver good governance to the Nigerian people.”

“For the avoidance of any doubt, we hereby reiterate our five core demands: An economy that works for the masses; An effective and democratic end to insecurity; An end to systemic corruption and for total system change; The immediate implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage; including free and qualitative education for all,” he said.

CORE also condemned that the Federal High Court ruling which empowered the Department of State Services (DSS) to keep Sowore in detention for 45 days.

Ajai said: “The order described as being renewable, reminds one of nothing but the military days of tyranny.”

He expressed worry that government is trying to reintroduce Decree 2, an order that was used to unlawfully detain many Nigerians without trial during the past military administrations under maximum rulers.

“We vehemently condemn this Decree 2 in disguise that has found its way back into our democracy. We urge Nigerians and lovers of democracy to resist this.” Ajai added.

On the statement issued by the presidency that the August 5 protest was not successful, a member of the CORE movement, Mr. Lere Legacy, said: “The protest was successful in 21 cities, 17 states and 6 countries with over 30,000 people joining the conversation online in few hours of its commencement.

“Indices of growth are falling and the level of unemployment between 2018 and the first quarter of this year increased by 30%. Those with meaningful employment as of today are less than 40%. There’s acute poverty and insecurity everywhere”.

On his part, Deputy Director, Joint Action Front (JAF), Mr. Achike Chude said: “The groundswell of opinion is that there is no basis for detaining him. Government should release Sowore and do the needful. The needful is to provide for the people using the people’s resources.

“They have been given a mandate by the people; a mandate that must be directed towards the interest and the welfare of the people. If they undermine that themselves, then they put themselves in a situation where people begin to ask questions and power lies in the hands of the people.”

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Man bags 2-year imprisonment for kidnapping 2-year-old baby in Lagos

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A Man has baged 2-year imprisonment for kidnapping 2-year-old baby in Lagos

An Ejigbo Magistrate Court has sentenced one Emmanuel Ikrangubek to two years imprisonment with hard labour for kidnapping a two-year-old boy, Yusuf Badru, at his parents’ residence at 141 LASU isheri road, Igando, Lagos.

The Prosecutor, ASP Kenneth Asibor, narrated that the baby was playing in the compound on Friday, August 2, 2019, at about 2:0’clock while the suspect walked in and carried the baby, thinking nobody saw him.

“Unfortunately for him, the baby’s elder brother who was also playing within the premises noticed him and alerted the security guard who was in the toilet.

“The two of them challenged the suspected kidnapper, took the boy from him and apprehended him.

“He was later handed to the police who, after investigation, charged him to court.”

Meanwhile, having agreed to be guilty of the one count charge, Ikrangubek was on Thursday sentenced to 24 months imprisonment with hard labour by the presiding Magistrate, Mr. Teslim Shomade.

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