Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Adamawa Governor Increases Corpers' Allowance From N2,000 To N10,000

Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State on Monday increased the N2,000 monthly stipends for each National Youth Service Corps members serving in the state to N10,000.

Bindow announced this while receiving the management team of the NYSC, who paid him a courtesy call at the Government House in Yola.
He said:

“I feel it most expedient to review the N2,000 monthly stipend of corps members serving in this state to N10,000.”
Bindow said the gesture was in appreciation and recognition of the socio-economic contributions of the NYSC to the development of the state.

He said his government had also approved fund for the purchase of 36-seater bus for the NYSC.

He said: “We find it necessary, due to the present economic situation of our people, and as you all know the APC represents change.
“We will continue to provide welfare and social security to mankind as one of the cardinal visions of our great party.”
Bindow also approved the relocation of Internally Displaced Persons from the state NYSC orientation camp in Damare to Malkohi for the corps members to resume orientation in the state.

He said he would collaborate with the NYSC and security agencies to ensure that the next batch of corps members were hosted in the state.
The State Coordinator of the NYSC, Umaru Jauro, lauded the governor for his support.
Jauro said he was directed to get in touch with Bindow on the security situation for corps members to resume orientation in the state.
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"Education: Why South-West And North Should Be Worried"

Last week, the 2015 West African Senior School Certificate of Education result was released. The Punch chose to publish the story with an attention-grabbing headline: “Again, South-East leads in the WASSCE performance chart.” The report showed that Abia State dethroned Anambra. The states were ranked according to the percentage that had a minimum of five credits, including in English Language and Mathematics.

But the surprise in the report was that almost like in 2014, no South-West state except Lagos was on the top 10 of the chart. The top 10 states were the five South-East states, four South-South states and Lagos: 1st – Abia (63.94 per cent), 2nd – Anambra (61.18 per cent), 3rd – Edo, 4th – Rivers, 5th – Imo, 6th – Lagos, 7th – Bayelsa, 8th – Delta, 9th – Enugu, and 10th – Ebonyi. Ekiti was 11th; Ondo was 13th; Ogun was 19th; Oyo was 26th; while Osun was 29th. In 2014, the top 10 states were similar: Anambra (65.92 per cent), Abia (58.52 per cent), Edo (57.82 per cent), Bayelsa (52.83 per cent), Rivers (52.78 per cent), Enugu (51.91 per cent), Lagos (45.66 per cent), Imo (40.64 per cent), Delta (40.12 per cent), Kaduna (36.12 per cent). Ebonyi was 11th with 36.05 per cent.

For 2014, the states with the least performance were Northern states: They were Yobe (36th), Zamfara (35th), Jigawa (34th), Gombe (33rd), Katsina (32nd), Kebbi (31st) Bauchi (30th), and Sokoto (29th). In 2013, the result was similar: 28th – Katsina (10.45 per cent), 29th – Adamawa (8.75 per cent), 30th – Jigawa (7.47 per cent), 31st – Sokoto (7.12 per cent), 32nd – Zamfara (6.65 per cent), 33rd – Kebbi (6.30 per cent), 34th – Gombe (5.68 per cent), 35th – Bauchi (5.28 per cent), and 36th – Yobe (4.85 per cent).

Someone from the South-East or South-South could see it as a reason for chest-thumping, but for me, it portends grave danger. Why do I say so? I will explain shortly.Those who had not been following the trend in education could dismiss this as a flash in the pan. But it is not so. I have followed the trend since the late 1980s. From 1996 when the late military dictator, Sani Abacha, created 36 states out of Nigeria, the three states that have been producing the highest number of applicants in the examination organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board have been Imo, Anambra and Delta.

The Guardian of August 26, 1999, page 31, had some statistics about the 1999 UTME examination. It showed that the six states with the highest number of applications were: Imo (44,274), Delta (36,375), Anambra (34,206), Ogun (33,375), Edo (29,057), and Osun (22,950). Conversely, the states that produced the least number of candidates were all Northern states: Borno (1,572), Katsina (1,054), Taraba (882), Sokoto (782), Kebbi (794), and Yobe (535). The Registrar of JAMB then, Prof. Bello Ahmad Salim, lamented the poor showing of the Northern states, noting that the 65,000 applications from the 19 states of the North were just 20,726 higher than the number of applications from only Imo State. If Imo and Delta states’ applications were combined, that would amount to 80,649 applications: over 15,000 higher than the applications from the 19 states of the North.

In 2007, The Guardian newspaper of June 1, page 3, published the results of the 2007 University Matriculation Examination. The top six states with the highest number of candidates were Imo (93,065), Anambra (64,689), Delta (61,580), Edo (57,754), Akwa Ibom (47,928), and Ogun (47,227). The last six were: Kebbi (4,682), Sokoto (3,925), Taraba (3,832), Zamfara (2,904), Jigawa (2,541), and Yobe (2,516).

For the 2012 results released by JAMB and published by Vanguard of March 31, the top five states were: Imo (123,865), Delta (88,876), Anambra (84,204), Osun (73,935), Oyo (71,272). The least five states were: Jigawa (11,529), Kebbi (7,364), Yobe (6,389), Zamfara (5,713), and Sokoto (5,664).

In the Unity School admission of 2013, the states that got the highest cut-off marks were: Anambra – Male (139) Female (139); Imo – Male (138) Female (138); Enugu – Male (134) Female (134); Lagos – Male (133) Female (133); Delta – Male (131) Female (131); Ogun – Male(131) Female(131); Abia – Male (130) Female (130). The states that got the lowest cut-off scores were: Zamfara – Male (four) Female (two); Yobe – Male (two) Female (27); Taraba – Male (three) Female (11); Sokoto – Male (nine) Female (13); Kebbi – Male (nine) Female (20); Bauchi – Male (35) Female (35).

So, for those from the South-West and North who may give the excuse of the South-East and South-South states getting these results by the help of “special centres,” it is a case of trying to hide behind a finger. Instructively, the South-West, which was the first to receive Western education, and was ahead in education, has lost its place in education in Nigeria. Something is killing the interest of the South-West children in education. The six South-West states need to see this as an emergency that transcends party affiliation. This scenario is a source of danger because the South-East and South-West have been counter forces to each other. Whatever feat the South-West produces, the South-East counters it, and vice versa. We can see it in the literary feats of Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka, the football feats of Shooting Stars and Rangers, the political feats of Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo, the academic feats of University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), and so on. This healthy rivalry enhances stability, peace and growth in the nation.

But if this downward trend continues, in future, that balancing of forces between the South-West and the South-East will no longer exist. And given that the indigenes of the South-East and the South-South dwell in large numbers in the South-West, a time will come when the South-West could feel angry that the indigenes of the South-East and South-South are taking over positions that the South-West indigenes should occupy in the South-West. This may cause problems as witnessed in the xenophobic attacks in South Africa last year. So, it is in the interest of all that the South-West stage a come-back in education.

The case of the North is scarier. Many commentators keep quiet about this worrisome issue because of political correctness, but only someone who loves you can tell you that you have mouth odour. It is dangerous that there are 10 million youths in the North with no formal education.

The rise of Boko Haram has worsened a bad situation in the North. The few who want to go to school are scared away by this unconscionable terrorist sect.

There are those who have erroneously said that the lack of interest in education in the North is caused by religion (Islam). But there are many nations with high Islamic population even in West Africa that embraced education. Furthermore, Northern states like Taraba, Plateau and Benue have a predominantly Christian population. Yet, there is a low interest in education there.

There is no proof that Northerners have lower IQ than Southerners. All men are created equal. The prevailing environmental conditions make the difference.

So, the quota system is an enemy of the North that every Northerner who loves the North must speak against. Without competition and challenges, there is no burning desire in man to excel.

Nigeria runs on a quasi-unitary structure with each link coupled to the other. It moves as a unit. It can only move as fast as its slowest link and perform as good as its weakest link. It is in the interest of Nigeria that the fire of education is rekindled in the North. This will expand the opportunities available for Northern youths and reduce the tensions and suspicion that exist between the North and the South.

We must also jettison this failed feeding-bottle federalism that we have and adopt true federalism that allows the federating units to move at their own pace and be competitive. A country that does not promote competition abhors excellence.
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PHOTOS: 6 PolyIbadan Students Die In Motor Accident Along Oyo/Ibadan Expressway

A ghastly motor accident has claimed the lives of six m3mberw of the poltechnic Ibadan, amomg them, students amd staff.
The accident occured on at about 6pm Monday along Oyo/Ibadan Expressway.
The accident involved a Hummer Bus of the Quantity Surveying department of the institution which was conveying some students and staff of the department to Oyo.
It was gathered that the tyre of the 18- seater bus burst in motion and the bus somersaulted. Four passengers reportedly died on the spot while two died later at the Adeoyo State hospital.
The injured persons were rushed to the Oyo Town General Hospital for treatment. Information was sketchy as at the time of filing t his report whether the number of casualties had increased.
New Telegraph however quoted the Public Relations Officer, of the insitution, Mr Soladoye Adewole, as saying:
“I just got the news not quite long. We have not been able to ascertain the number of deaths, but we have actually recorded some deaths. Our Director of Medical Services and Registrar Mr Ezekiel Fehintola have gone to the scene. We have not been given full details of the incident”
Every school activities has been suspended till next week

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Things You Must Know And Have Before Creating A Blog

Have you ever been wanting to be a blogger,These are the things you need to know to be a successful blogger without stress:

1.You need social media accounts :
At least,you need an account for facebook and twitter if you did not have the other ones,you can easily share your topics to earn you much traffic and people around the world can also gain interest in your website
if you give them nice hyperlinks

2.You must be a very good writter :
Your writting skills must be adorable to be a blogger,If you don't know how to write good contents with correct english,i will encourage you to go and learn it or maybe your problem is that you hate writting,i will encourage you to gain some interest because Copy and paste don't work much again unlike before

3.You must have at least a personal email account and most preferably Google mail : An email account is one of the most essential tools to have and why google is most preferable is that you may need a blogger account,you may need google adsense in future,youtube e.t.c.
You users may also want to contact you through electronic mail

4.You must learn to always stay active and online :
You have to be online days and night if you are willing to be a blogger especially those in the aspect of entertainment & celebrities gists,any celeb can buy a new car or house at anytime lols

5.You need money :
If you had ever been told that blogging is free,false. YOU NEED MONEY!
These are Examples of things you need money for:

* Pay admins
*Buy New themes
*buy domain name
*host your website and lot more

6.You need to learn little on php,css e.t.c. codes :
If you employ a designer for your blog and you think you are free to go,you are absolutely wrong!
The person you employ may even sell your blog to another person without even knowing,if you don't know about php,you may not even be able to suggest new features for your blog

7.Be ready to take insults most time :
Don't think your viewers will credit your actions all day,most of the time you will be insulted and replying them with abusive words will not help,learn to be patient and tolerant

8.Learn to praise what other members work :
your may want your blog to have forum characters like guest posting,if so you must praise them for sparing their time creating topics for you with joyous words like you are the most helpful,keep it up,we apppreciate your efforts e.t.c.

9.Read about the history of the engine you want to use :
There are some blog creating engines that are not reputable and reliable,if you work with them,they may just chop your money and in a matter of days their website will be offline,try finding out the history advantages & disadvantages of the engine
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Gulf Of Alaska: Two Oceans Meet But Do Not Mix"

A picture from the Gulf of Alaska that has been making the rounds on the Internet for the last few years -- though particularly in recent weeks -- shows a strange natural phenomenon that occurs when heavy, sediment-laden water from glacial valleys and rivers pours into the open ocean. There in the gulf, the two types of water run into each other, a light, almost electric blue me

Informally dubbed “the place where two oceans meet,” the explanation for the photo is a simple one, though there are many misconceptions about it, including that catchy title. In particular on popular link-sharing website Reddit, where users have on multiple occasions erroneously attributed the photo’s location as “Where the Baltic and North Sea meet” and the two types of water as being completely incapable of ever mixing, instead perpetually butting against each other like a boundary on a map.

You also may have seen a variation on the photo featuring the same phenomenon, taken by photographer Kent Smith while on a July 2010 cruise in the Gulf of Alaska. That photo too has been circulating the web for some time, though the misconceptions about it seem to be less thanks to Smith's explanation of the photo on his Flickr page. That one has also been making the rounds on Reddit and social media for years, and had racked up more than 860,000 views by early 2013 on that one page alone, Smith said.

That original photo, however, originates from a 2007 research cruise of oceanographers studying the role that iron plays in the Gulf of Alaska, and how that iron reaches certain areas in the northern Pacific.

Ken Bruland, professor of ocean sciences at University of California-Santa Cruz, was on that cruise. In fact, he was the one who snapped the pic. He said the purpose of the cruise was to examine how huge eddies -- slow moving currents -- ranging into the hundreds of kilometers in diameter, swirl out from the Alaska coast into the Gulf of Alaska.

Those eddies often carry with them huge quantities of glacial sediment thanks to rivers like Alaska’s 286-mile-long Copper River, prized for its salmon and originating from the Copper Glacier far inland. It empties out east of Prince William Sound, carrying with it all that heavy clay and sediment. And with that sediment comes iron.

“Glacier rivers in the summertime are like buzzsaws eroding away the mountains there,” Bruland said. “In the process, they lift up all this material -- they call it glacial flour -- that can be carried out.”

Once these glacial rivers pour out into the larger body of water, they’re picked up by ocean currents, moving east to west, and begin to circulate there. This is one of the primary methods that iron -- found in the clay and sediment of the glacial runoff -- is transported to iron-deprived regions in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska.

As for that specific photo, Bruland said that it shows the plume of water pouring out from one of these sediment-rich rivers and meeting with the general ocean water. It’s also a falsehood that these two types of water don’t mix at all, he said.

“They do eventually mix, but you do come across these really strong gradients at these specific moments in time,” he said. Such borders are never static, he added, as they move around and disappear altogether, depending on the level of sediment and the whims of the water.

There is much study being conducted on how this iron influences marine productivity, in particular its effects on the growth of plankton, which Bruland referred to as “the base of the food chain.”

But rivers aren’t the only way that glacier sediment finds its way into the Gulf of Alaska -- occasionally strong winds can whip up enough silt to create a cloud of dust that’s visible even from space as its being carried out to sea.

So next time somebody shares a “really cool photo” of “the place where two oceans meet,” feel free to let them know the science behind the phenomenon. After all, in this Internet age,
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PHOTOS: Students Attack Osun Radio Station In Violent Protest

There was pandemonium in Osun state on Thursday after some secondary school pupils in Osun State staged a violent protest against the decision of the state government to stop the payment of the West African Senior School Certification Examinations fees.

Hundreds of students trooped out in Ile-Ife to protest the new policy and some of them reportedly attacked some motorists while some of them vandalised property belonging to Orisun FM, a radio station owned by the state government.

Due to the financial crisis facing the state, the state government decided to scale down the number of pupils whose fees would be paid this year. This was said to have made the government announce that it would not pay the WASSCE fees of any pupil who failed to have four credits in the mock-examinations.

The pupils were said to have vented their anger on the radio station and vandalised some cars parked on the premises before they left.

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PHOTOS: Governor Wike Launches School Farm Initiative Project

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday launched the Rivers State School farm/Agri-Business Initiative Project aimed kick-starting student interest in commercial farming across the state.

Governor Wike also announced that his administration will in the coming weeks appoint principals in secondary schools without substantive principals and also promote deserving teachers.

Launching the pilot scheme of the project at the Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta in Obio/Akpor LGA, Governor Wike said the project will help in enhancing food security in Rivers State.

According to him, exposing students to the tenets of practical farming, will encourage them to embrace commercial agriculture in the future.

He directed the State Commissioner, Mrs Onimim Jacks to provide the necessary support to all the school authorities involved in the school farming project.

Governor Wike said: "It is important to introduce school farms in different schools in the state. We want to encourage our students to embrace practical agriculture."

The governor charged the management of Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta to ensure that all intruders are kept out of the institution.

He assured that his administration will develop boarding schools in all the three Senatorial Districts of the state.

In her address, the Rivers State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Onimim Jacks said that the state government will revive previously abandoned demonstration farms and seed multiplication centres in different local government areas.

She said in the next phase of the project, the State Government will promote pilot farms in selected schools.

Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
5th February, 2016.

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PHOTO: Students Burn Down Departmental Building In Ambrose Ali University

Aggrieved students of the Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma in Edo state -allegedly burnt down a departmental building to register their displeasure after their results were released and they found out they had failed massively.

Below is what a witness posted:
"This is a burning office in AAU Ambrose Ali University. It happened today around 1 am. This isn't the first time this is happening. And it always happen wen results are out. The students felt the lecturers gave them bad result on purpose. And they burnt the whole department building with everything in it. The departments involved are civil engineering and philosophy. Microbiology and education were also burnt to the ground."
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Friday, 5 February 2016

7 English Words Nigerians Use Everyday Which Don't Exist In The Dictionary

Here are 7 words Nigerians use every day which don’t exist. These are the kind of words you type into your phone or computer and it draws a red line underneath it. Please read on and educate yourself.

(1.) GO- SLOW Although the word ‘go-slow’ appears in the dictionary, it is wrongly used by many Nigerians. The word go-slow means a form of industrial action in which work or progress is deliberately delayed or slowed down. It does not mean congested traffic, so it is wrong to use it in that way.

(2.) INSTALMENTALLY There is no such word in the English dictionary, this word exists only in the Nigerian edition dictionary (if such a book exists). The correct thing to say is ‘in installments’

(3.) OPPORTUNED How many times do you say ‘I was not opportuned to come’? The correct variants that exist are ‘opporteune’ or ‘opportunity’. The word ‘opportune’ has no past tense.

(4.) CUNNY “That guy is very cunny”. This is wrong, the word is ‘cunning’, not cunny. If you want to refer to someone who is sly or deceitful, use the word ‘cunning’, ‘cunny’ simply does not exist.

(5.) WAKE-KEEPING I’m sure most people will argue with this, but argue as you may, what you will find in the dictionary is ‘wake- keep’. (

6.) SCREENTOUCH PHONE Oyinbo people made these devices and called it ‘touchscreen’, by the time the phones go enter Naija, we rename them ‘screen touch’

(7.) DISVIRGIN No, you did not dis virgin that babe, you deflowered her, you took away her virginity, but you certainly did not disvirgin her, because the word ‘disvirgin’ simply does not exist!
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PHOTOS: 26-Year-Old LASU Alumnus Now Youngest Ph.D Graduate In South Africa University

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, UP, says Romola Adeola is its youngest doctoral graduate. In a statement on its website, the centre said: “Romola Adeola, 26, has set a record in being the youngest person to obtain a Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) in the 30-year history of the Centre for Human Rights.

Furthermore, she is only the 2nd youngest person to achieve this in the Faculty of Law, UP, since its establishment 107 years ago. She distinguished herself by completing the LLD in under 3 years. During her undergraduate years at Lagos State University (LASU), she was the Best Student in International Law.

Romola’s relationship with the Centre for Human Rights began from her participation in the 2008 African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. In 2012, she was selected as a DAAD scholar to study for the LLM/MPhil degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.

She graduated cum laude, earning two awards: the Kéba M’Baye award for the overall Best Dissertation and the Victor Dankwa prize for the Best Performance in the module: Human Rights in Africa. Her excellent record earned her admission to the Centre’s doctoral programme in 2013.

In her PhD thesis, she analyzed the obligation in article 10 of the African Union Convention in relation to the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa. She has given interviews, presented papers at international conferences and been the voice of the Centre on issues of internally displaced persons, migrants and refugees. .

During her time here, she led the Disability Rights Clinic and served as Alumni Coordinator. In this latter capacity, she led a campaign calling for the release of prominent Swazi human rights activist – Thulani Maseko, and raised funding to support his family.

She attributes her success to her supportive parents, personal discipline, perseverance and prayer. In her words, ‘be faithful to God, be true to yourself and be of service to humanity.’ She also holds two diplomas from Åbo Akademi University.”

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Total Oil And Gas Young Graduate Program 2016

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Today News Headlines [3rd February, 2016]

Nigeria Info 99.3's photo. THE GUARDIAN
* Crude oil prices slide as hopes of production cut dim
* Mosquito-transmitted Zika virus may spread to Nigeria
* Nigerians divided over World Bank, AfDB loan
* We are all guilty...since 1999, Saraki replies Obasanjo
* ‘N20 billion budget, indication amnesty programme winding down’
* Buhari decries decay of public facilities
* No subsidy paid in January— Kachikwu
* Boko Haram fear spreads as explosion rocks Benin
* Arms probe: Falana’s petition against Dasuki, Okonjo-Iweala arrives ICC
* Buhari’s incessant foreign trips crippling economy — FAYOSE
* Money laundering: EFCC recovers looted $2trn in 12 years
* Kerosene Subsidy: Marketers May Sell Above N200/L
* How Dariye shared N1.162bn to Atiku’s firm, Mantu – Witness
* $2.1bn scam: Dasuki asks court to discharge him
* $620,000 scam: Lawan’s ‘accomplice’ now ICPC witness
* INEC shifts Rivers rerun to March 19
* Bank workers arrested for diverting customers’ savings
* Ex-NAF chief, Amosu, refuses EFCC’s offer to return funds
* NIMASA paid me N905 million for contracts I did not execute- witness
* S/Court affirms Govs Ajimobi, Okowa, Gaidma's election
* I will support creation of Ijebu State if ...OBJ
* Buhari's CoS to staff: don't leak mails or sit on files
* NASS can’t stop NERC from increasing electricity tarrif —Fashola
* 7 years later, 40-year-old alleged phone thief found innocent, released
* NAF drones bombard Boko Haram strongholds
* Arms deal: Dasuki’s trial stalled again
* Re-run polls: INEC disqualifies fresh candidates
* Obasanjo, Awujale disagree over creation of Ijebu State
* Fayose counsels Buhari over incessant foreign trips
* Nigeria seeks $1bn loan from AfDB

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Today In History [3rd February, 2016]

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

February 3
Emperor Frederick Barbarossa hurtles prisoners, including children, at the Italian city of Crema, forcing its surrender.
The Mongols take over Vladimir, Russia.
The first paper money in America is issued in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Spain recognizes United States’ independence.
Colombian troops clash with U.S. Marines in Panama.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that union-sponsored boycotts are illegal, and applies the Sherman Antitrust Act to labor as well as capital.
New U.S. football rules are set: field shortened to 100 yds.; touchdown counts six points instead of five; four downs are allowed instead of three; and the kickoff is moved from midfield to the 40 yd. line.
A German submarine sinks the U.S. liner Housatonic off coast of Sicily. The United States severs diplomatic relations with Germany.
The Allies demand that 890 German military leaders stand trial for war crimes.
President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission to regulate the airwaves.
Finland begins talks with the Soviet Union.
The United States shells the Japanese homeland for the first time at Kurile Islands.
The Allies drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin.
The month-long Battle of Manila begins.
Millions greet Queen Elizabeth in Sydney on her first royal trip to Australia.
President John F. Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba.
Soviet Luna 9 achieves soft landing on the moon.
OPEC decides to set oil prices without consulting buyers.
The Environmental Protection Agency orders a ban on the pesticide EDB for grain products.
Born on February 3
Felix Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist (Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream).
Horace Greely, founder of the New York Tribune and abolitionist.
Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman to get an MD from a U.S. medical school.
Gertrude Stein, poet and novelist (Three Lives, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas).
Norman Rockwell, artist and illustrator who painted scenes of small-town America. Most of his work appeared in the The Saturday Evening Post.
Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect.
James A. Michener, novelist (Tales of the South Pacific).
Simone Weil, philosopher, member of the French resistance in WWII.
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PHOTOS: Governor Tambuwal Grants US Scholarship To Teenage Car Designer From Sokoto

This just shows that with handwork and consistency, the sky is just the starting point no matter how long it takes to fly. It was earlier reported about this young intellect identified as Bashar Aliyu from Sokoto -who designs dynamic and awesome car models. Luck has now caught up with the talented teenager as the Sokoto state governor -Aminu Tambuwal today awarded scholarship to him to study automotive design in an American University. Congrats to him

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Common French Words Used In English

Today am going to write about common French words used in English today. very often you might have come across words that are not English word but are used when you read articles or books below is a list of some of this words.

1) Rendez-vous: The word means 'a meeting at a fixed place'' and time i.e lets say you meet an old friend and you decided to catch up for diner you can say you had a Rendez-vous.

2) Deja vu: It's a feeling that you get when you get to a place and you think that you have been there before even though you might not have been there before or a feeling that you have experienced something before.

3) En route: It means "On the way". In an event that you were expecting your babe for instance and she says she is En route your house, You know what that means??.

4) Sans: She graced the occasion Sans makeup. Sans means Without.

5) A la carte: Means when you have a Menu card where every dish have separate prices. So we decided to go a la carte we ordered a plate of paste and pizza and then unfortunately the waiter made a Faux pas.

6) Faux pas: As illustrated in the previous point means To make a mistake/ do something socially embarrassing. for instance if we say Psquare made a fashion Faux pas, it means a wardrobe malfunction.

7) Vis-a-vis: It means In relation to/comparison to or sometimes Face to face.

cool Passe: It means past time or something that is outdated.

9) Chauffeur: Means Driver

10) Adieu: Farewell/Goodbye

11) Souvenir: It means memento. something you give people as a form of resemblance.

12)Bon voyage: Have a safe journey.

13) C'est la vie : That's life
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PHOTO: Fayose Browsing At College Of Education E-Library, Ekiti

Pictured below is governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state browsing At College Of Education E-library

I think this is just another publicity stunt by the noise making governor to create the impression that he's a grass root leader.
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2016 PTDF Overseas Scholarship: Check If You Have Been Shortlisted For Exam


a. This is only applicable for prospective MSc Candidates. PHD does interview only.

b. Major criteria for shortlisting was your "statement of purpose/personal statement". Some 2.2 candidates with good personal statement that tailors smoothly were shortlisted while 2.1 applicants with poorly written statement were not.

c. Use a computer to check your status.


Go to http://ptdf.esms.cinfores.com

Proceed to "Choose Exam location"and enter your PIN then click continue.

If SHORTLISTED for the exam, you will be able to select the location of your choice
which is either Lagos, Abuja and PortHarcourt.

IF you are NOT SHORTLISTED, The following statement will appear in red; "You Are Not Shortlisted!"

Check the screenshot below of a successful and unsuccessful candidate
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JAMB 2016: Candidates Warned Against Registering With Unapproved Centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has again warned candidates about registering with unapproved registration centres for the 2016 UTME. This was contained in a statement signed by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin.

Excerpts of the statement read, “The board hereby wants to state unequivocally that it will not be liable in the event of any irregularity, challenges or inaccessible data arising from the wrong registration.

“JAMB, once again, urges candidates that their registration should be done at its approved centres, to avoid certain challenges such as no results and incomplete results.

“The essence of registration at the approved centres for the candidates is to ensure complete results without any hitches. “Candidates are also to note that the registration will be ending in January 2016,” it said. According to the statement, JAMB has put all machinery in place to ensure that next year’s examination records an improvement over the 2015 exercise.

“We are working round the clock to give the country an examination that is malpractice and stress-free; and guarantees the spirit of equality and fairness to all and sundry. “Be informed that this year’s registration has been done in a way that candidates will have additional provision for more preferred choices, in case they do not get admission in their most preferred choice.

“Candidates are allowThe Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has again warned candidates about registering with unapproved registration centres for the 2016 UTME. This was contained in a statement signed by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin. Excerpts of the statement read,

“The board hereby wants to state unequivocally that it will not be liable in the event of any irregularity, challenges or inaccessible data arising from the wrong registration.

“JAMB, once again, urges candidates that their registration should be done at its approved centres, to avoid certain challenges such as no results and incomplete results. “The essence of registration at the approved centres for the candidates is to ensure complete results without any hitches. “Candidates are also to note that the registration will be ending in January 2016,” it said. According to the statement, JAMB has put all machinery in place to ensure that next year’s examination records an improvement over the 2015 exercise.

“We are working round the clock to give the country an examination that is malpractice and stress-free; and guarantees the spirit of equality and fairness to all and sundry. “Be informed that this year’s registration has been done in a way that candidates will have additional provision for more preferred choices, in case they do not get admission in their most preferred choice. “Candidates are allowed to choose from a list of institutions with more spaces. “This method is to give candidates a second chance of being admitted, should they miss their most preferred choice. “The board is only trying to ensure that all available spaces are being utilized,” the statement said. ed to choose from a list of institutions with more spaces. “This method is to give candidates a second chance of being admitted, should they miss their most preferred choice. “The board is only trying to ensure that all available spaces are being utilized,” the statement said.
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Word of the Day : Petulant

Word of the Day : Petulant

adjective PET-chuh-lunt


1 : insolent or rude in speech or behavior
2 : characterized by temporary or capricious ill humor : peevish


Uncle Harold is a petulant and fussy man who is always blaming everyone else for his problems.
"… this bunch doesn't care about being reasonable or meeting opposing views halfway. Like petulant toddlers, they want it all right now or they'll throw a tantrum." — Kevin Foley, The Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal, 16 Oct. 2015
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Today's News Headlines [29th December, 2015]


*Minister: Buhari to Offer Unfettered Health Services to 60m Poor Nigerians Annually

*Kachikwu: US Likely to Resume Buying Nigeria's Crude Oil

*Iraq to Cut Turkish Cooking Oil Imports over Political Tensions

*Oil Companies Rush to Exploit End of US Crude Export Ban

*Religious Crisis Looms in Osun Over Planned Demolition of Traditionalists' Shrine

*Doctors Threaten Strike in A'Ibom Over 15 Months' Unpaid Salaries

*Tambuwal: We won't Sack Teachers, But will Reassign Unqualified Ones

*Apprehension in Maiduguri as Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl

*Edo 2016: Aspirant Faults Oshiomhole's Alleged Support for Obaseki

*Gale of Defections unsettle Ondo PDP
A'Ibom: The Making of a Speaker

*50 feared Killed in Boko Haram Attacks on Adamawa, Borno

*Naira Appreciates to N260/$1 on Parallel Market

*NDLEA Decries Death Sentence on Nigerian in Malaysia

*MAN Urges CBN to Stop Funding Bureau de Change Markets

*Osinbajo Represents Buhari at Inauguration of Burkina Faso's New President

*Farmers Want FG to Tackle Poultry Products' Smuggling

*Buhari is Resolute to Diversify Economy, Says Adamu

*Al-Makura: Probe Maku for Deceiving Nigerians about Release of Chibok Girls

*South Africa Initiates Nuclear Power Procurement Process

*Every Community will Feel the Pulse of Our Government, Says Ambode


*Improved Man Utd fail to break Chelsea

*APC suspends Senator Sani over attacks on El-Rufai

*ADSEMA confirms 17 dead, 41 injured in Madagali suicide attacks

*Man goes berserk, kills three in Edo

*Edo guber aspirant kicks as Oshiomhole backs Dangote's man

*Road crashes reduced by 33 per cent during Chrismas' FRSC

*Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in Madagali, 2nd deadly strike in a day

*Aisha Buhari gives foodstuff to women

*Saudi Arabia to raise petrol prices by up to 40%

*Two female suicide bombers blow selves up in Cameroon

*Obafemi Martins goes into fashion, unveils 'Obagear

*Port Harcourt residents sad over carnival's cancellation

*Street trade booms as carnival Calabar comes to climax

*Ooni condoles with late House of Reps' family

*350 self-sponsored Christian pilgrims arrive in Nigeria

*I will create jobs, boost cultural industry ' Lai Mohammed

*Petrol will soon be available ' NUPENG

*20 killed, 90 injured in Maiduguri mosque bombing

*Mama Taraba sues for peace, urges unity between Christians, Muslims

*Maiduguri invasion: Army repels Boko Haram attackers

*Senator Sani adopts 60 orphans, sends 2 to China

*344 sacked workers sue Wike

*Inferno at Doctor's Quarters: Wike sympatises with victims

*Nigeria'll continue to import petrol' Kachikwu

*Police arrest pastor for burying charm in church premises

*Sokoto to commence sale of 2016 Hajj seats on Feb. 2


*Ribadu pays 'catchup visit' to Akande

*Benue: APC, PDP in fresh power struggle

*Igahlo scores again in Watford defeat

*CBN releases N250m agric loan to Lagos cooperative members

*FG to commence freighting of petroleum products by rail

*Implementation of new electricity tariff fixed for February 1

*2016 deficit: Explore capital market to reduce borrowing, Buhari urged

*Fire wreaks havoc in Lagos, consumes houses, 14 shops

*Stop playing politics with War on Terror, Fani Kayode to Buhari

*Gunmen abduct Uyo pastor, demand N50m

*FG'll not sell National Arts Theatre, says minister

*Buhari's media aide's sister dies in auto accident

*Ex-OAU HOD dies in auto accident

*Police suspend screening of officers with higher qualification

*Group raises alarm over blockade of Onitsha Bridge Head by soldiers

*Nigeria's 4 refineries to produce 10m litres of PMS daily ' Kachikwu


*NGO To Empower 2,000 Widows Through Agriculture

*PMB, Jonathan, Adesina, Elumelu, Others Among 100 Most Influential Africans

*How We Prevented 14 Female Suicide Bombers From Entering Maiduguri ' Army

*Ribadu Moves To Join APC, Meets Akande

*Stock Market Investors Lose N4trn In 2 Years

*FG Concerned Over Huge Debts To Aviation Agencies By Airlines

*The Menace Of Street Hawking


*Kremlin ‘gives out Putin’s book predicting future as Christmas presents’

*Jose Mourinho scarves for sale at Man United’s crunch clash with Chelsea

Ferguson to step in and assist Ryan Giggs if he’s named new Man Utd boss

*Jose Mourinho offered Real Madrid job forcing Man United to act on Louis van Gaal

* Biggest ever giant squid caught on camera

*Charles Bronson to use help of Morgan
Freeman in bid for freedom


*Iraqi PM vows to drive IS from country

*Iran 'on track with nuclear deal

*Cuban migrants allowed passage to US

*Argentina manhunt for fugitive killers

*China anger at Filipino island protest

*Ethiopia urged to free two reporters

*Rare 'corpse flower' blooms in Australia

*'Clown Prince of Basketball' dies

*The street children who run a newspaper in India

*On patrol with Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram

*Snow-plough web service comes to Canada

*Watford 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

*Everton 3-4 Stoke City

*Saudi Arabia deficit swells on oil


*Calabar Carnival is the Largest Street Party in Africa, Says Ayade - This Day

#OLIC2: Davido fails to perform due to '3am traffic - Pulse

*500 Days of Kristin, Day 337: Kristin Met Trump - Gawker

*Britney Spears's Instagram Has Become a Fascinating Journey Through Her Mind - Gawker

*Carrie Underwood Shares Sweet Snap Of Her Husband And Son - Huffington Post

*Chrissy Teigen Wishes John Legend A Happy Birthday In The Sweetest Way - Huffington Post

*CNN anchor passes out live on the air - Business Insider

*Country Music Singer Disappears After Ominous Tweet - Huffington Post

*Disney's Star Wars Creates the First True Warrior Princess - Huffington Post

*The Headies 2015 shifted to New Year's Day - PM News


Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers favourite to be Chelsea manager next season- Irish Mirror

*Improved Man Utd fail to break Chelsea

*Ozil fires Arsenal atop the Premier League

*Ighalo's strike not enough for Watford against Tottenham

**Hiddink: I returned to salvage Chelsea - PM news

*Ancelotti better than Guardiola, Mourinho, says Lippi - Guardian

*Arsenal hail Cech after keeper sets clean sheet record - Yahoo

*Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Chasing Marcelo Brozovic, Mohamed Elneny
Rumours - Bleacher Report

*Barca player sacked hours after signing - BBC

*Barcelona Transfer News: Lionel Messi Manchester City Bid Rumours Emerge - Bleacher Report

*Bosso appointed El-Kanemi coach - Daily Trust

*Cech Breaks Premier League Clean Sheet Record - Daily Independent

*Complete' Ozil has shades of Bergkamp, says Wenger - Goal

*Coquelin: I didnt realise how bad my injury was - Guardian

*Arsenal amid huge Emirates clearout - Guardian

*Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea -BBC

*No reason to sack me - Van Gaal - BBC

*Wenger praises 'sensational' Ozil - BBC

*Hiddink 'happy' with Chelsea point- BBC

*Louis van Gaal: Keep him or sack him? - BBC

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