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Business/Money / Re: How To Extract Pure Silver From Waste
« on: May 22, 2021, 03:25:41 PM »
Good write up

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This look interesting

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General / Beauty therapist jailed for sexual assault
« on: October 15, 2018, 01:04:22 PM »
A beauty therapist who sexually assaulted a woman who he was treating has been jailed.
29-year-old Ayoyinka Oladimeji was sentenced to three years in jail and handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order at the Inner London Crown Court.
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Ayoyinka Oladimeji
The Sexual Harm Prevention order will prevent Oladimeji from performing or being present in treatment rooms while treatments are being performed.
He had been found guilty of sexual assault by penetration following a trial at the same court on 6 September.
The court heard how Oladimeji worked as a beauty therapist at a clinic in Peckham.
On 12 October 2017, a woman aged in her 20s attended the clinic for a treatment. During this treatment while she lay on the treatment table, Oladimeji sexually assaulted her. She kicked out at him and left the clinic.
Oladimeji then called her and apologised for his behaviour - the woman recorded this call and reported the matter to police.
Oladimeji was arrested on 14 October and denied the allegation; during further interview after being played the recording of his phone call to the woman, he refused to answer any questions.
Detective Sergeant Robert Jamieson of the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command who led the investigation said: "Oladimeji took advantage of his professional position to abuse a client when she was in a vulnerable position. He then tried to deny the attack, even when faced with his own admission that had been recorded without his knowledge.
"I would like thank the victim and acknowledge her courage throughout this investigation and hope that this sentence can bring her some form of closure."

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Politics / Re: BREAKING: INEC declares Osun election inconclusive
« on: September 23, 2018, 09:06:39 PM »
 :o Would there ever be a conclusive election result in Nigeria?

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Farming/Agricultural Activities / Ackee tree and it usefulness
« on: September 15, 2018, 10:47:21 PM »
The Ackee tree, Blighia sapida, is a tree of contradictions. In Jamaica, the Ackee tree is revered – more popular than Bob Marley. The Ackee fruit is the National Fruit of Jamaica, and forms the key ingredient in the National Dish of Jamaica, Ackee and Saltfish. However, the tree is also deadly. The fruits are highly poisonous, even having a specific illness named after them (symptoms include severe vomiting, coma and death). The Ackee tree is so toxic it is banned in the USA, with it being illegal to sell or commercially serve Ackee fruit.

On a recent trip to Jamaica I was intrigued by the small ubiquitous tree, which made an attractive informal roadside planting along most roads we travelled along. On the same trip I was amazed by the delectable Ackee and Saltfish dish (deservedly ranked second place in the “world’s best dishes” by the National Geographic). During a tour of a local plantation and botanical garden our knowledgeable guide described the tree, its role in the famous dish and its place in the wider history and culture of Jamaica.

Ackee The National Fruit of Jamaica.
The tree is not native to Jamaica; the word Ackee is derived from the original name Ankye from the Twi language of Ghana. The exact date of the trees arrival in Jamaica is unknown, but it is believed that the fruit was transported to the Caribbean by slave ships sometime in the 18th century. Thomas Clarke, Jamaica’s first botanist, is credited with formally introducing the plant to the island in 1778. However, the botanical name of the fruit, Blighia Sapida, was given in honour of Captain William Bligh, of “Mutiny on the Bounty” fame, who took young trees from Jamaica to London’s Kew Gardens in 1793.

Ackee is a member of the Sapindaceae family, an extensive family also known as soapberry. Species within this family include the tropical fruits lychee, longan, and guarana. It’s a tropical evergreen tree that can grow up to 18m tall, with broad pinnate leaves. The Ackee fruit takes seven to eight weeks to attain full maturity. At full maturity the fruits are pear shaped, approximately 10cm wide, and acquire a red or a yellow tinge. The fruit pods split open while still on the tree to reveal three glassy black seeds surrounded by a thick, oily, yellow aril.

Properly harvested and prepared Ackee fruit is delicious, it tastes and looks similar to scrambled eggs and it’s common to have it for breakfast. Ackee fruit are generally boiled in a deep pot for about thirty minutes, with the water then being thrown away. The prepared fruit is then generally sautéed with onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers, allspice and Scotch Bonnet chilli and then mixed with saltfish. However, both the skin and seeds of the Ackee are poisonous and if the fruit is under ripe it contains high levels of toxic hypoglycins which can be fatal. Hypoglycin is also found in the seeds of Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) which has been linked to disease in horses in the UK. Back home, as part of my work as an arboricultural consultant, I have been required to highlight Sycamore during tree surveys of horse paddocks or around pastures, to reduce the risk of horses accessing tree seeds.
An association between Ackee and Jamaican vomiting sickness (JVS) was first documented in 1904, and in 1937 the water-soluble toxic material was identified in the seed and pods. Even properly ripened Ackee has been known to cause poisoning if not prepared correctly as hypoglycin is not destroyed during cooking or canning. (In West Africa, the green fruits, which produce lather in water, are used in lakes as fish poison). Ackee poisoning is a serious issue, the Jamaican Ministry of Health have reported 271 cases of poisoning since 1980, and the true incidence rate is believed to be much higher due to under reporting.

Because of this danger, great care is taken when harvesting the fruit and in the preparation of an Ackee dish. Traditionally Jamaicans say that Ackee fruit must “yawn” or “smile” (open naturally) before it is detached from the tree. There is an old Jamaican story/riddle that asks: “Me fader send me to pick out a wife; tell me to tek only those that smile, fe those that do not smile wi’ kill me!” The answer to the riddle is the Ackee, referring to essential information on how the fruit must open on the tree naturally, or smile, before it is harvested.

Jamaica is the only place where the Ackee fruit is widely eaten, and possibly because of this the tree has come to assume significant cultural importance, with the image of the tree and fruit appearing throughout the country. The anthropologist John Rashford notes how Jamaicans have come to associate the Ackee tree with pleasure, overall wellbeing and national identity, he describes the Ackee as “the island’s colourful tree of life.”  Indeed, on my trip I was impressed both by the attractive tree, the delicious fruit and the pride the locals showed in the Ackee. However, the folklore and respect surrounding the tree also hint at it’s potential as the island’s lurid tree of death.



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It was all over the social media and some of the online newspapers that Davido has been the first richest Corper to serve our dear nation. How about bringing on board Zainab Adiya who is probably the first female Corper to serve with a PhD Degree in Nigeria. not only that, Zainab Adiya is also a young PhD Holder who is not more than 27years of age and Chemist by profession from Sokoto State northern part of Nigeria. As you have all celebrated Davido for being a celebrity and among the top that manage to serve the nation so let's celebrate Zainab Adiya by sharing it for brothers and sisters in university to emulate a humble daughter of the Sokoto caliphate.

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General / ANOTHER RELIGIOUS MATTER:
« on: September 06, 2018, 12:53:10 PM »
ANOTHER RELIGIOUS MATTER: Nigerian Parents Arrested In US After Son Died During Religious Fast.

A Nigerian couple has been arrested in the US for allegedly allowing their teenage son to starve to death and his brother to become severely emaciated during a religious fast.

Wisconsin prosecutors charged Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and Titilayo Omosebi, 48, with child neglect causing death and child neglect causing great bodily harm.

Both charges are felonies and carry a combined maximum sentence of 37 years in prison .

Reedsburg Police Chief Timothy Becker says the father went to the police station Sunday to report the death of his 15-year-old son. When police arrived at the family's home they found the dead teen and an extremely emaciated 11-year-old boy.
The mother was also found to be emaciated.

Becker said the father told police he was a minister affiliated with Cornerstone Reformation Ministries and that the family had started a religious fast on July 19.

Investigators do not believe the father is a minister and made up the name of the ministry.

Becker says police do not believe the father is a minister..

The younger boy and his mother were brought to the hospital. The mother refused treatment, citing religious reasons, and was taken to the Sauk County Jail.

The 11-year-old is in protective custody at Children’s Hospital in Madison..
Nationalhelm

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General / Re: How To Remove Pattern On Android Without Factory Reseting
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:58:36 AM »
Very interesting but how would you download the app to your phone when it was already locked?

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Politics / The Act of Humanity
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:55:46 AM »
This is a white man doing one man protest in London for the release of this girl. Where is our humanity in Nigeria?

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Politics / Nigerian Politician with their projects
« on: September 02, 2018, 11:12:10 PM »
One will continue to wonder how our politicians behave , What make this cubicle ultra modern and worth celebrating?

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General / Re: The poorest states in Nigeria 2018
« on: August 18, 2018, 05:15:38 PM »
Government need to invest in infrastructures and devise a mean of creating employment opportunity and empowering people.

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Politics / Re: TOP 10 RICHEST GOVERNORS IN NIGERIA 2018
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:50:26 AM »
The topic stated 10 richest governors but only 5 were listed
You are right maybe the writer will come back  later to update the list.

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Students / Re: HOW TO REMEMBER THE RAINBOW COLOURS
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:51:56 PM »
Yes

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Travels / Re: TRAVEL, VISA AND WORK PERMIT
« on: February 09, 2018, 04:27:31 PM »
the web site is down

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NIce write up I notice palm oil ,Gari, even fresh vegetables are missing from the listed products

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General / Re: NEW JOBS AT FUTA AKURE
« on: January 22, 2018, 03:56:26 PM »
This is an old topic since 2013

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BANK OF ENGLAND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
The Bank of England and the Windsor Fellowship are offering students from a Black or Mixed African/Caribbean
background a scholarship programme to financially support you whilst at university.
The programme will provide you with:
  • Up to £30,000 to support living costs during your undergraduate degree

   • Paid summer internships
   • Mentoring, coaching and support from a member of our team
 The programme is open to:
 
Students who are eligible to work and study in the UK

Students from a Black or Mixed African or Caribbean background

At least 104 UCAS points, (Pre 2017, 260 UCAS points)

      - please visit the UCAS website for more information

 Household income below £50,000 (we will ask for evidence at a later stage) 
 
You must be planning to start your first full-time undergraduate degree in Autumn 2018
 
 Recruitment Timeline​
​​
Applications will close at midday GMT on the 22nd January 2018.

The Assessment and Development Centre Interviews with Windsor Fellowship will be held during the period March – April 2018
 
The final stage assessment, with the Bank of England will be during the last two weeks of April 2018
 
Scholarship awards will be made by May 2018
https://www.windsor-fellowship.org/bank-of-england

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This invention will surely save lives in Africa

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A 51-year-old Nigerian mother of three who forwarded a child pornography clip which showed a child being raped will have her sentencing finalised later this month.
Jadesola Agbalade pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly distributing child pornography on July 20th, 2016.

Agbalade told gardaí¬ she forwarded the video clip via the messaging platform Whatsapp in a bid to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her kids alone with her boyfriend, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.

The court heard Agbalade is currently living in temporary homeless accommodation and she has no previous convictions.
Judge Karen O’Connor initially heard evidence in the case last month. On Thursday, November 9, she said she had received a detailed probation report in relation to Agbalade which she wanted time to consider. She said given the nature of the case it required very detailed consideration.
Judge O’Connor adjourned finalisation of the case until November 21st.
Garda Enda Ledwith told Karl Finnegan BL, prosecuting, that he arrested a man in Dublin Airport in July 2017 in relation to credit card fraud. That man’s phone was investigated and the child pornography clip was discovered.

The court heard the clip showed a child between the ages of two and five being raped by a man. Upon further investigation, gardaí¬ discovered it is an international clip that has been in circulation since about 2014.

Gardaí¬ traced the phone number from which the clip was sent back to Agbalade. When they called the number, Agbalade answered and agreed to meet them at Blanchardstown shopping centre.
She handed over her phone to gardaí¬ and admitted to receiving the child pornography clip and sending it on. As well as the male recipient identified by gardaí, she told gardaí¬ she sent the clip to a female friend who has three young children in a bid to warn her “not to leave her children with her boyfriend”. That woman has never been identified.
Garda Ledwith agreed with Michael Bowman SC, defending, that Agbalade “didn’t understand the enormity of the situation” when she was interviewed. She told gardaí, “I didn’t know it wasn’t right. I’m sorry.”

Mr Bowman told the court it was a “remarkably unusual” case. He said there was no suggestion Agbalade profited in any way from distributing the video clip, nor was she involved in the generation of the material.

He said the usual circumstances surrounding child pornography distributors, who are usually found in possession of hundreds or thousands of images, were “completely absent in this case”.
The court heard no further material was found on Agbalade’s two phones, which she handed over to gardaí.

Mr Bowman said Agbalade had one teenage child still living with her and two adult sons who were in university. He said she was a single mother, who came to Ireland in 2001. There were “no concerns” regarding Agbalade’s fitness as a mother, he said.
He submitted the stigma of a conviction would be punishment enough for Agbalade.
“She will now be a sex offender and as a mother, that is a significant stigma in the community,” he said. Agbalade “comes to the court absolutely aghast at what she has allowed herself to become involved in”, he added.


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Sexuality / Re: 10 Things Men And Women Do That Destroy Relationships
« on: November 11, 2017, 08:41:50 PM »
Very intersting

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Where does privacy comes in when you can sell people's personal information without their approval?

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Business/Money / Re: how to start recharge card printing business
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:58:07 AM »
Well done for a good write up but you did not mentioned the name  software requires

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Jokes / THE ORIGIN OF GUDU GUDU MEJE ATI YAYA YAYA MEFA.
« on: November 23, 2016, 05:14:30 PM »

THE ORIGIN OF GUDU GUDU MEJE ATI YAYA YAYA MEFA.
Some Ibadan chiefs went to a meeting with an oyinbo district officer. In the course of the meeting the oyinbo man was happy with what the Ibadan chiefs had to report via an interpreter and he kept saying good good good good good good good yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. One of the chiefs counted the number of goods (7) and yeah (6) and when they got back to Ibadan he reported to Ibadan folks that the oyinbo man "se gudu gudu meje ati yaya mefa".

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Jokes / WHO IS AT FAULT?
« on: November 23, 2016, 05:11:23 PM »
Akpos walked into a political rally
and he saw
a young female journalist with a
badge on
…her bosom region saying;
“PRESS”
…and he pressed.
GBOSA!
and she slapped him..
Abeg tell me, who’s at fault?

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Farming/Agricultural Activities / Re: farm/Agriculture
« on: September 28, 2016, 01:02:28 AM »
You are right African is blessed with all resources, there are lot of products there are under utilised from example you can brew beer from Cassava and also it is a source of bio fuel.

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General / INDIAN MAN WITH 28 FINGERS AND TOES
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:50:13 PM »
Carpenter with world record 28 fingers and toes constantly fears he will slice off one of his extra digits at work
•   Devendra Suthar, from Gujarat, India has world record 28 fingers and toes
•   The 43-year-old carpenter suffers from rare condition called Polydactylism
•   Suthar has seven fingers on each of his hands and seven toes on each foot
•   Worries he will lose a finger while using hammers and saws at work place


An Indian carpenter who has 28 fingers and toes says he has to be extra careful not to slice off one of his extra digits at work.
Devendra Suthar, from Himmatnagar in Gujarat, in western India, has more digits than anyone else on the planet - something that is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records.
A carpenter by profession, the 43-year-old suffers from a condition called Polydactylism.
He has seven fingers on each hand and seven toes on each foot - though two of his toes are joined.

•   
Indian carpenter with world record 28 fingers and toes constantly fears he will slice off one of his extra digits at work
•   Devendra Suthar, from Gujarat, India has world record 28 fingers and toes
•   The 43-year-old carpenter suffers from rare condition called Polydactylism
•   Suthar has seven fingers on each of his hands and seven toes on each foot
•   Worries he will lose a finger while using hammers and saws at work place

An Indian carpenter who has 28 fingers and toes says he has to be extra careful not to slice off one of his extra digits at work.
Devendra Suthar, from Himmatnagar in Gujarat, in western India, has more digits than anyone else on the planet - something that is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records.
A carpenter by profession, the 43-year-old suffers from a condition called Polydactylism. He has seven fingers on each hand and seven toes on each foot - though two of his toes are joined.
Devendra Suthar, from Himmatnagar in Gujarat, in western India, has more digits than anyone else on the planet - something that is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records
The 43-year-old has seven fingers on each hand and seven toes on each foot - though two of his toes are joined
He said: 'Because of my extra fingers people here treat me as a celebrity. They come to see me and the attention makes me feel special.
'Children laugh when they see me doing funny tricks with my fingers.
Suthar constantly worries that he will lose one of his fingers when he is using hammers and saws at work
People come from far and wide along with their children to see the 'man with seven fingers' and Suthar says he enjoys the attention
'The expression on their face when they see my toes is priceless. It is because of my fingers that I have become a famous man.
'I consider my extra fingers and toes definitely are lucky for me and I do not want to cut them off.'
But having extra digits and working with them proves more difficult for Suthar, who admits to being cautious all the time.
He says: 'The extra fingers and toes certainly trouble me at times. I am a carpenter and work mostly with saw and hammer. I have to always be careful to avoid the fingers.'

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This may benefit someone you know: Bank of England is giving scholarship to African, Caribbean students to study in the UK

https://www.bankofenglandearlycareers.co.uk/our-programmes/african-caribbean-scholarship/

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Raising Finance / Re: Making money
« on: December 26, 2015, 10:27:12 AM »
Hi Tokunbo,
I don't see how one can easily make money from the website though.

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Why should people seek help to serve his country? This sound a bit dodgy to me

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Innovations / Re: Aussie woman sends ‘robot’ to queue for new iPhone
« on: September 29, 2015, 10:41:23 AM »
That is serious just because of iphone?

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Business/Money / Re: Online Shopping in Nigeria
« on: September 25, 2015, 06:16:44 PM »
Hello all

I want to introduced all MyStore Nigeria - Best Online Shopping store In Nigeria gives the huge discounts on Mobiles,Electronic Products,lady bags etc.

For getting more information on Our Latest Products and Discounts visit here : http://bit.ly/19DNRBS
Its  good to see more online shop springing up in Nigeria. However,  you need to put proper link ie url to the website as the link you have here might put off potential customers.

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Travels / Re: 2 YEARS CANADA AND USA WORKING PERMIT VISA
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:58:58 PM »
How realistic is this for you to get visa within three weeks?

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Jokes / An Imaginative Brain
« on: September 02, 2015, 11:18:14 PM »
Which one are you?

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Society / The amazing people of Solomon Ireland
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:35:35 PM »
The people of the Solomon Islands, known as Melanesian which make up 95% of the island, have naturally blonde hair and/or blue eyes. The hair is either curly orstraight. They are predominantly black sharing 4%–6% of their genome with the ancient cousin of the Neanderthal. So we're trying to be like who again? I will say there isn't any race of people with naturally purple, turquoise, blue or pink hair tho. But that's not my point. Don't ignore Gods Creation. We're the same in many ways just different skin complexion.
 




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The National Universities Commission recently released a list of illegal degree awarding institutions operating in Nigeria.
The list of these illegal universities was made available to the public in a NUC’s weekly bulletin dated August 24.
In the bulletin, the NUC Executive secretary, Julius Okojie, warned that Certificates obtained from these universities and colleges will not be recognized for the purpose of NYSC, employment and further studies.”
Full list:
1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its campuses.
3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses.
4. University of applied Sciences and Management Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.
5. Blacksmith University, Awka or any of its campuses.
6. Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.
7. Royal University Izhia, P.O. Box 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses.
8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other campuses.
9. Sunday Adokpela University, Otada Adoka, Otukpo, Benue State or any of its other campuses.
10. United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses.
11. United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
12. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses.
13. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses.
14. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos Plateau State or any of its other campuses.
15. The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Study Centres, or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
16. Columbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
17. Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
18. Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
19. London External Studies UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
20. Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
21. Lobi Business School Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
22. West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
23. Bolta University College Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
24. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna Illegal Campus.
25. Westlan University, Esie, Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
26. St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
27. EC- Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre.
28. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo Akwa Ibom State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
29. Concept College/University (London) Ilorin or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
30. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
31. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
32. Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
33. Fifom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
34. Houdegbe North American University Campuses In Nigeria.
35. Atlantic International University, Okija, Anambra State.
36. Open International University, Akure.
37. Middle Belt University (North Central University), Otukpo.
38. Leadway University, Ugheli, Delta State.
39. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari, Abuja.
40. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State.
41. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State.
42. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja.
43. Temple University.
44. Irish University Business School London, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
45. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
46. University of Accountability and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos Ibadan Expressway and its Annex at 41, Ikorodu Road Lagos.
47. University of Education, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
48. Cape Cost University, Ghana, operating anywhere inNigeria.
49. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD), Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
50. Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study Centre.
51. Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos.
52. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko Campus).
53. Career Light Resources Centre, Jos.
54. University of West Africa, kwali-Abuja, FCT.
55. Coastal University, Iba-Oku, Akwa-Ibom State.
56. Kaduna Business School, Kaduna.
57. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger Delta.
The NUC listed another eight illegal institutions as currently undergoing investigations and court actions. The commission said the action will lead to the prosecution of the proprietors and recovery of illegal fees and charges on subscribers.
The Universities are:
1. National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa state.
2. North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State.
3. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu.
4. Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia State.
5. West Coast University, Umuahia.
6. Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State.
7. Volta University College, Aba, Abia State.
8. Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Ali University.

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Travels / Re: Americans Flocking to China
« on: August 09, 2015, 10:03:18 AM »
The irony of it all is that people all over the world still want to migrate to America  even Chinese still want to migrate to America.

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 A woman who had regular sex with her daughter's 12-year-old friend and fathered his baby was Monday jailed for up to six years, with the judge saying she took away his childhood.
The Melbourne mother-of-three, who cannot be named to protect the boy and the baby's identity, was 36 when she began driving her daughter and her friend to school in 2011.
The Victoria County Court heard that she admitted developing feelings for the child and began a relationship with him, with the pair having sex without using condoms.
The Melbourne Age newspaper reported that the abuse went on for two years and she became pregnant, giving birth to a girl in May last year when the boy was 14.
When the victim's parents found out about the relationship, they confronted the woman and reported her to police. A DNA test confirmed he was the baby's father.
"You failed to recognise that your feelings for the boy were completely inappropriate," Judge Jane Patrick said. "You commenced and continued an abusive sexual relationship."
In a victim impact statement the boy's mother said the woman's actions had affected her entire family.
"She has described how you have taken away his childhood and the difficulties he has had adjusting to fatherhood and what has happened to him," the judge said, adding that the woman was supposed to be taking care of the boy and had breached his trust.
The woman was sentenced to a maximum of six years in jail after pleading guilty to the persistent sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16. She must serve at least three years and six months.


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Health / Re: SYMPTOMS OF CANCER
« on: August 01, 2015, 04:23:37 PM »
Thank you foxgiovani for sharing this information, people orientation need to change concerning cancer, it was a general perception before that cancer are not common among African  but statistics shows that its increasing among Africans now .

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Scam Alert / FAKE NIGERIAN DR. JAILED IN THE UK
« on: July 23, 2015, 02:37:33 PM »
A woman posed as a doctor despite having no medical training and treated 91 patients before she was rumbled, a court heard.

 Opemuyi duped agencies into finding her positions after she assumed the identity of a fully qualified doctor and provided false documents.
The “delusional” 39-year-old fraudster - whose father is a gynaecologist and mother is a paediatrician - was able to obtain a position at Elmley and Swaleside prisons in Sheppey, as well as one in Essex and two in Liverpool.
 
Oluwadamilola Opemuyi who admitted stealing a doctor’s identity to fraudulently gain work
Now Opemuyi, of Bridgeside Mews, Maidstone, is behind bars herself after being jailed for two years and four months for four offences of fraud, two of possessing false identity documents and three of forgery.
She was caught out when she presented two prescriptions she had forged at Boots chemist in Maidstone town centre.
When arrested, she declared: “I am a doctor and I wrote them myself.”
Opemuyi entered guilty pleas moments before she was due to stand trial today.
Opemuyi has been jailed
Judge Jeremy Carey told Opemuyi: "Over a period of just under a month, and by great determination and considerable skill, you managed to get yourself to the position to persuade others you were qualified to be a GP.
“You obtained employment in a specialist profession in which the public place the highest trust when you are without training or experience.
“It is said that although serious errors were made by you, and it had potentially grave consequences, an investigation has resulted in there being an outcome which doesn’t have long-term adverse implications from a physical point of view.
"You were intense in your determination to get to where you eventually arrived... You made references to requiring unrealistic remuneration for your services but this was all part of the fantasy you were spinning for yourself as a physician..." - Judge Jeremy Carey
“But I have seen a statement which bears out your criminal activities had a significant impact on the confidence in medical advisors.”
The judge said despite Opemuyi’s mental health difficulties he was not being invited to make a hospital order and he must, therefore, follow sentencing guidelines.
“You were intense in your determination to get to where you eventually arrived,” he said. “This is not a case where your principal aim was financial gain.
“You made references to requiring unrealistic remuneration for your services but this was all part of the fantasy you were spinning for yourself as a physician.
“There are aspects which are rightly characterised as bizarre. There is mitigation in one respect only, namely your mental health.”
Judge Carey said Opemuyi’s psychotic condition was an important consideration in passing sentence.
Opemuyi will serve half the sentence in prison before being released on licence. She has spent six months in custody - the equivalent of a 12-month sentence.
“Your release is not so far away that you have lost all hope or expectation of release,” said the judge.
He added that it was expected Opemuyi would continue to receive treatment in prison.
Maidstone Crown Court heard Opemuyi had a degree from the University of West London in music, technology and public relations, but none for medicine.
She stole the identity of Oluwadamilola Adeyo, who is a year older. She studied at Manchester University and is fully qualified as a GP and has worked as a locum.
Maidstone Crown Court.
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Prosecutor Ryan Richter said Opemuyi set out on her criminal course after she tried to register with the General Medical Council in December last year saying she was thinking of doing a master’s degree in mental health.
She was told that qualification would not be sufficient and she would have to complete five years at medical school and obtain degrees in medicine and surgery.
Opemuyi then set about falsifying documents and applied for jobs with GP surgeries and medical work placement agencies.
“She was to use Dr Adeyo’s GMC registration number, utilising the similarity in their names as part of her deception of a number of agencies,” said Mr Richter.
Opemuyi treated inmates at HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey
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By January this year she managed to dupe one agency, Meddoc Locums, into believing she was a qualified doctor.
“Miss Opemuyi conducted a brazen, sustained and intelligent campaign of forgery and fraud in order to obtain employment in a specialist profession in which the public place the highest degree of trust, when she was without appropriate training or experience,” said Mr Richter.
When she applied for a position at a surgery in Southend she told the practice manager he parents were both doctors and her mother had advised her that to be a good GP she just needed a copy of the BNF - a book which listed all UK licensed drugs and provided quantities to be prescribed to adults and children.
"These were very serious offences committed by a woman who went to great lengths to gain employment as a doctor despite not having the necessary qualifications to do so..." - Insp Ivan Beasley
When asked where she saw herself in five years time, she replied she might retrain as a brain surgeon. She was not offered a job.
Opemuyi used a false GMC registration certificate, driving licence, passport and marriage certificate.
 
She claimed to one agency she had been offered a job paying £450,000 a year. To another she asked to be paid £2,000 an hour.
Believing Opemuyi was a genuine doctor Meddoc Locums agency found her a position at Elmley Prison. She negotiated a fee of £500 a day.
GP services at both Elmley and Swaleside are provided by Minster Medical Group.
When told a new GP would be starting work executive manager Helen Gaylor was pleased because it had been difficult to recruit doctors to work in prisons.
But she then received several complaints about Opemuyi after she increased an inmates opiate-based drug outside prison protocols.
Despite her contract being terminated she turned up at the healthcare wing. She was told to leave.
The agency decided to give her another chance and offered her a day’s work at a GP’s surgery in Essex. She saw 21 patients and issued a death certificate at a care home.
The bogus doctor also saw patients at Swaleside Prison in Eastchurch
She then worked at a health centre in Liverpool, where she saw 25 patients, and another surgery in the city where she saw another 25 people, two of them on home visits.
Following complaints, the agency decided not to give Opemuyi any further work.
Mr Richter said the total amount defrauded was £8,916.
After sentencing, Inspector Ivan Beasley said: "These were very serious offences committed by a woman who went to great lengths to gain employment as a doctor despite not having the necessary qualifications to do so.
"In total she treated 91 patients, all of whom have since been contacted by the NHS. They will no doubt have been alarmed and concerned to hear of Opemuyi’s actions, as was the legitimate doctor whose identity she stole in order to commit her crimes.
"This was a complex investigation and I would like to pay tribute to my team of officers who worked extremely hard to get to the bottom of the case and bring Opemuyi to justice."

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Hot Topics / Re: A-Z OF BIOMETRICS
« on: July 07, 2015, 10:53:15 AM »
Back in 2008 this topic was posted but now lot of things have changed , some of those that were on trials then are now fully in use . Thanks to  (RAD ) Research and Development and thanks to those researchers who are spending/using millions of hours of their time to come out with various techniques to make lives better .

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Sexuality / Re: Jokes from 9ja's No.1 Oyinbo fan
« on: June 12, 2015, 08:41:00 PM »
Oyinbo I know fit laugh oo who teach you all these.

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Jokes / MOVED: Jokes from 9ja's No.1 Oyinbo fan
« on: June 12, 2015, 08:33:12 PM »

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The effect of Globalisation are yielding positive results world has become a globalized one where the movement of people, goods and ideas is not a big deal. The technological advancement, vast communicative network and innovation in transportation have made the world a global village where every sphere of life has become interconnected. The field of education has benefitted a good deal in this connected and inclusive world. Every year hundreds and thousands of students go from one part of the world to another in order to get good quality education. Because of the increasing poverty in the peripheral countries of the world, and a number of countries torn by civil unrest or international conflicts, most of the students from the underdeveloped or developing countries go to developed countries to get better education.
Most of the developed states offer various scholarship programs for international students. However, many of the European countries have made education free for all students. Following are some of the countries providing free education for students in 2015.
 
 Finland is providing free education for all the students including the international non-EU students too. No tuition fee is charged from students whether at undergraduate or at post graduate level. The education is funded by state via the education ministry in Finland. However, students have to bear all of their living expenses on their own while studying in Finland. There are many Finnish universities which are providing free education including National Defense University, Aalto University, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Oulu, University of Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Lapland, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, University of Vaasa, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Tampere University of Technology, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and many more universities covering diverse fields of study.
Moreover, the cost of living in Finland is not very high too. Students can afford to live in Finland as compared to other expensive European countries like Denmark or Netherlands. The average cost of living of a student in Finland is around 500-800 euro per month.
 
Norway may seem expensive for living but not for education now. The state universities in Norway do not charge any fee from international students and it is likely to remain so for 2015-2016. This applies to all levels of degree i.e. undergraduate as well as and post graduate. However, students shall have to pay a semester fee of around $50-100 per semester. Norway has a high standard of education and considered the best in the world among many other. Some of the names of the Norwegian universities offering tuition free educations for international students are The University of Oslo, University of Bergen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), University of Stavanger, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), University of Agder (UiA), Norwegian Business School, University of Tromso (UiT) and many more. Moreover, some private schools in Norway are also offering free education for all the students including the international ones, for example; Queen Maud University College and Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH) etc.
Though most of the private institutions charge fee but the fee is relatively low as compared with other countries. In addition, the foreign students do not have to pay higher tuition fee than the Norwegian students. However, the cost of living is higher in Norway than in many other European countries. The average of 1200-1500 euro per month is the cost of living including residence.
 
Germany is among one of the powerful countries in the EU block with the high standards of education. The pursuit of higher education in Germany is not a hard nut to crack now as the education in Germany has been made free for all irrespective of the nationalities or the level of degree. The universities in Germany are considered among the best in the world with the good research facilities and high quality of education and this is all is now for free. All the internationally recognized programs are offered free in Germany except for few universities in some federal states which charge a semester contribution of around 50 euro. Some of the top German universities offering free education are Technische Universitat Berlin, Freie Universitat Berlin, Technical University Munich, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Furthermore, the cost of living in Germany is not very high as compared to other European metropolitans like London or Paris. The average living expenses for a student in Germany are about 500-800 euro including the residence, food, clothing, transportation and other expenses.
Presently, there are no tuition free universities in Sweden for non-EU international students though it offers various scholarship programs through which international students can get free education. However, the degree program at PhD level is free for international students in Sweden irrespective of their nationality. Top tuition free universities in Sweden (at PhD) are Stockholm University, Uppsala University, Halmstad University, Jonkoping University, Stockholm School of Economics, Lund University, Gothenburg University and University of Boras etc. Moreover, the cost of living in Sweden is higher as compared with other European countries.
 
Austria is another attractive destination for international students particularly for the students of liberal arts, music and art history etc. There is no tuition fee for the EU students in Austria. Also, there is no tuition fee for the international students from underdeveloped countries studying in Austria except for the Student Union membership fee. The tuition fee is free for most of the African countries’ students in addition to a number of other less developed countries including Afghanistan, Syria, Philippines, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Ukraine Bangladesh, Libya, Zimbabwe etc. Names of some of the tuition free Austrian universities include University of Graz, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), University of Linz, Graz University of Technology, University of Salzburg, University of Klagenfurt, Danube University Krems, University of Leoben, and Leopold-Franzens-Universitat Innsbruck.
In addition, the cost of living is not very high in Austria. The cost of living for an international student in Austria is around 500-800 euro per month.
Apart from the above mentioned countries that are tuition free, there are many countries offering tuition free education through various scholarship programs designed for the international students. Moreover, there are many online tuition free universities operating to facilitate the foreign students. An initiative by MIT and Harvard named edX provides a lucrative platform for the foreign students from any country to have online access to various courses offered by three big US universities i.e. MIT, Harvard and UC Berkeley. On the similar lines, many universities are offering online free education for all the students around the world.

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Health / HEALTH BENEFITS OF OKRA (OKRO)
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:20:07 PM »
Heath Benefits of Okra

The superior fiber found in okra helps to stabilize the blood sugar by curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract.
Okra's mucilage binds cholesterol and bile acid carrying toxins dumped into it by the filtering liver.
Okra helps lubricate the large intestines due to its bulk laxative qualities. The okra fiber absorbs water and ensures bulk in stools. This helps prevent and improve constipation. Unlike harsh wheat bran, which can irritate or injure the intestinal tract, okra's mucilage soothes, and okra facilitates elimination more comfortably by its slippery characteristic. Okra binds excess cholesterol and toxins (in bile acids). These, if not evacuated, will cause numerous health problems. Okra also assures easy passage out of waste from the body. Okra is completely non-toxic, non-habit forming, has no adverse side effects, is full of nutrients, and is economically within reach of most individuals unlike over-the-counter drugs.
Okra fiber is excellent for feeding the good bacteria (probiotics). This contributes to the health of the intestinal tract.
Okra is a supreme vegetable for those feeling weak, exhausted, and suffering from depression.
Okra is used for healing ulcers and to keep joints limber. It helps to neutralize acids, being very alkaline, and provides a temporary protective coating for the digestive tract.
Okra treats lung inflammation, sore throat, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Okra has been used successfully in experimental blood plasma replacements.
Okra is good for summer heat treatment.
Okra is good for constipation.
Okra is good in normalizing the blood sugar and cholesterol level.
Okra is good for asthma. Okra's vitamin C is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which curtail the development of asthma symptoms.
Okra is good for atherosclerosis.
Okra is believed to protect some forms of cancer expansion, especially colorectal cancer.
Eating okra helps to support the structure of capillaries.
Some information shows that eating okra lowers the risk of cataracts.
Okra is good for preventing diabetes.

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Conman who posed as a Nigerian prince in high society while masterminding massive immigration scam is jailed for seven years
•   Dr Yilkyes Bala lived the high life and was chauffeur-driven in a Bentley
•   But the 'businessman' was a criminal running an immigration racket
•   Investigators believe he helped 100 of his countrymen enter the UK illegally
•   A corrupt Home Office worker sold him refugee passports for £1,500 each

Dr Bala, 55, received a seven year jail sentence from August 1st
Conman: Dr Yilkyes Bala was a conman who led the high life and was chauffeur-driven in a black Bentley
Posing as a member of the Nigerian Royal family, he mingled with diplomats, captains of industry and senior police officers.
Dr Yilkyes Bala was chauffeur-driven in a black Bentley and hosted sumptuous dinners at the Dorchester to mix with society’s elite.
But the supposedly flourishing businessman was in fact a criminal mastermind responsible for an ambitious immigration racket.
Investigators believe he helped more than 100 of his countrymen, including most of his extended family, to enter the UK illegally under false and stolen identities.
At the centre of the scam was a corrupt Home Office worker who sold him genuine, but improperly issued, refugee passports for £1,500 each.
Bala then used his network of security companies to give the illegal immigrants references and jobs.
They could then ‘hit the jackpot’ and obtain a National Insurance number, giving them full citizen’s rights and access to State benefits.
But the racket, which continued for up to 16 years, unravelled when the Home Office employee was caught out.
This week Bala, 55, was starting a seven year jail sentence from August 1st, after a jury convicted him of conspiring to breach immigration laws.
A judge at Canterbury Crown Court said the charming fraudster was 'at the hub' of a 'significant conspiracy' to beat UK border security.   
The conviction is an embarrassment for those who mixed with Bala, including the Nigerian Ambassador and senior officers at City of London Police.
The charming conman referred to himself as ‘His Royal Highness Prince Yilkyes Bala Finok Tonglele PhD State Crown Prince’.
He even carried an identity card claiming to be ‘prince of princes’ in the Nigerian Plateau State Council of Chiefs.
Investigators found he did not inherit the honour, but he claimed it was bestowed on him later in life, and they have been unable to disprove this.


 Deception: Yilkyes Bala poses outside the City of London Police Wood Street station, however, this week he started a seven year jail sentence
Bala travelled to Britain in the early 1980s before studying administration at Greenwich School of Management as part of a philosophy doctorate.
He already claimed to have a degree from the now-defunct Clayton University, in Missouri, U.S., long suspected as a ‘buy-a-degree’ college.
He went on to set up a network of companies and claimed that at one stage they employed 900 people across Europe, Asia and Africa.
The core business was supplying security guards to the construction industry, including one firm based in Knightsbridge, Central London.
His companies, which included Golden Shield and Mayfair and Knightsbridge Guarding, also provided alarm monitoring, VIP bodyguards and uniformed guards for offices.
Within two decades Bala, a father of six, was living in a £1.3million home in leafy Beckenham, South East London.
He joined the Croydon branch of the Masons and sent his daughters to fee-paying Blackheath High School.
But a huge investigation, which Bala claimed cost up to £10 million, unravelled his empire and exposed him as a ruthless conman.
Accomplices: Bala's second wife Giwo Tonglele, 46, left, was jailed for five years and Casmir Ekwuhga, 42, right, was jailed for four years for taking part in the conspiracy
Officials discovered a corrupt Home Office employee based in Croydon had improperly obtained more than 200 refugee passports.
In genuine cases they are used as travel documents for those claiming asylum in Britain, often fleeing religious or political persecution.
But the official was illicitly applying for them in the name of non-existent relatives of genuine refugees.
At least 91 documents were posted to addresses linked to Bala, who ran the Armour Group chain of companies with offices across the capital.
They were then used as the foundation for applications to remain in the UK as he and his accomplices ran rings around immigration officials.
Those linked to Bala used every trick in the book to beat border controls, from urgent medical visas to travelling as domestic servants.
Some were so shameless that they changed their names by deed poll back to their original identities within weeks of adopting the persona of a non-existent refugee.
Among those given false identities so they could remain in Britain were Bala’s second wife and his brother.
After his arrest, Bala boasted to officials that he was allowed up to seven wives, ‘and a few more on the side’.
Investigators found his home stuffed with paperwork linked to his businesses, with documents in his garage filling two vans alone.
Because of the complex web of his businesses it took the Home Office two years to prepare the case against him.
The illegal immigrants caused chaos in Government systems once they had obtained their new identities.
One man was uncovered by his fingerprints when he was caught drink driving on two occasions, first under his real name and then in a false one.
In some cases, illegal immigrants had already failed to gain citizenship under one name so simply adopted a new identity to try again.
Official company minutes for Bala’s security companies recorded the same people attending meetings under different names.

Bala's second wife Giwo Tonglele, 46, was also convicted of conspiracy to facilitate illegal entry of persons into the UK and was jailed for five years.
 
Their former employee Casmir Ekwuhga, 42, was jailed for four years for taking part in the conspiracy, holding a refugee passport illegally and using it to obtain a driving licence fraudulently.
Jailing them, Judge Heather Norton said the scam was well organised.
She said: 'These documents were created to order. Each one of you was involved in deceiving the immigration authorities. You were at the hub of the whole enterprise.
'The motive was simple.It was to provide identities for employees, relatives and friends. It was a significant conspiracy.'
More than 100 illegal immigrants linked to the scam have been arrested, but only a small number are believed to have been convicted and deported.
David Fairclough, of the Home Office, said Bala was brought to justice after a 'long, complex and painstaking investigation' and said the case should serve as a warning to others.







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Health / HOW TO CONTROL BODY ODOUR
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:39:43 PM »
Your body has between three and four million sweat glands. Eccrine sweat is designed to help cool you down. It is odourless to start with, but can get whiffy if bacteria are allowed to break down stale sweat.
Body odour fascinates scientists. In one experiment, researchers from Vanderbilt University in the US found that people could smell a garment and know which close relative had worn it, even if they hadn't seen the relative in months. Experts conclude that body odour is influenced by environmental variables such as diet but also by other factors, including genetics.
If you have body odour, however, you're probably much less interested in the "why" and more interested in the "how." How to get rid of it - hopefully in the privacy of your own home.
Here are eight top tips for home remedies to reduce body odour (or BO), also known as bromhidrosis.

1. Keep yourself squeaky clean
Shower or bathe at least once a day - more if needed on hot days - and you'll wash away sweat as well as reduce the number of bacteria on your skin.
Sweat by itself is virtually odourless, but when microscopic bacteria that live naturally on your skin mix with sweat, they multiply quickly. They also raise quite a stink while they're at it.
So washing thoroughly, especially areas prone to sweating, can reduce body odour.
If you sweat normally, you might have more of a problem with body odour than those who truly have excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis. That's because when people sweat excessively, the sweat tends to wash away the odour-causing bacteria.

2. Use antibacterial soap
Choose an antibacterial bath. Thorough washing with an antibacterial soap will reduce the bacteria count, in turn reducing the odour.
Look for the word "antibacterial" on the packaging.

3. Towel off thoroughly
Once you've showered, dry yourself completely. Towel off carefully, making sure areas that sweat profusely are perfectly dry.
Bacteria that cause body odour have a harder time breeding on your skin if it's dry.

 4. Apply high-strength deodorants or antiperspirants
Once you are clean and dry, use a strong deodorant or antiperspirant on your underarms. While deodorants do not prevent sweating, they mask the smell of body odour on your skin. Antiperspirants contain aluminium chloride, a chemical that reduces sweating, and often also contain a deodorant.
Stronger deodorants and antiperspirants are now available over the counter. Look for products that say on the label they are higher strength due to their ingredients.
If you think you need even more help, you could seek medical advice about prescription antiperspirants.
Apply the deodorant or antiperspirant twice a day, morning and evening, or following the manufacturer's instructions.

5. Keep your wardrobe squeaky clean

Change clothes often when you're sweating heavily. Fresh clothes help keep body odour down.
Wear natural fibres like cotton, silk or wool. These let your skin breathe, letting sweat evaporate quicker.
Change your socks as well, especially if you tend to have foot odour. Use deodorant powders in your shoes, replace insoles frequently and go barefoot if possible (not advisable for people with conditions such as diabetes).

6. Cut out or cut down "offensive" foods

What you eat does affect your body odour. In one small study, researchers from the Czech Republic tested the effect of red meat consumption on body odour in 17 men. The men wore underarm pads to collect body odour 24 hours after eating red meat and again in another experiment after not eating red meat.
Women volunteers who sniffed the pads found the body odour was more pleasant and less intense when the men did not eat red meat.
Foods that tend to make you sweat more, such as curry, chillies or other spicy foods, might also contribute to body odour. The aroma of foods such as onions or garlic can be carried in the sweat.

7. Lose weight
The NHS says being overweight can make BO worse, so shedding some pounds could also make you smell sweeter.

8. Shave your armpits
Probably a tip more for women than men from the NHS: shave your armpits regularly. Sweat can evaporate quicker so bacteria have less of a chance to break it down.

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Jokes / CASSAVA BEYOND "GARI & CO"
« on: August 29, 2014, 06:01:03 PM »

YOU CAN NOW USE CASSAVA TO BREW BEER


According to Gerry van den Houten, Technical Director at SABMiller, cassava is the biggest but least commercialized crop in Africa. The beer manufacturer has identified this as an opportunity to support farmers and localize supply chains by producing a lager made from the root vegetable, called Impala.

Cassava has been popular among home-brewers across Zimbabwe and Mozambique for generations, due to its plentiful supply and drought-resistant nature. However home brewed beers often come with dangerous health risks, and governments are not able to collect tax from sales. SABMiller aim to market Impala as a safe alternative to the home brewed variety, at 75 percent of the cost of other lagers, to attract the market that might usually home brew. They will source raw materials in Africa, from both commercial farmers and smallholders — the brewer will deal directly with the commercial farmers, who are responsible for the development of around 1,500 smallhold farmers. SABMiller claim it will use around 40,000 tonnes of raw cassava a year to produce the beer, and expect it to contribute to 10 percent of their annual sales in Mozambique over the next three years. A test batch of 150,000 litres has already been sold, and they plan to expand Impala to South Sudan next year.

Using locally-grown crops not only reduces the cost of importing ingredients, but can give a vital boost to local economy. Inspiration here for global food and beverage manufacturers looking to increase their profit and support the country they’re supplying?

I think this is another revenue for farmers in Nigeria and beyond any comment please let us hear you views

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You may have heard about Aswad Ayinde, he is a former video producer for The Fugees,the popular song “Killing me softly” and was some weeks ago sentenced for raping and fathering children off his daughters, starting from before each was even 10 years old. Aswad is being tried separately for each of the five daughters he abused, and has received 90years thus far - 40 and 50 each for two daughters - now in their thirties.


One of the daughters, 35years old Aziza Ayinde has spoken out to a local paper in the New Jersey Area about how the experience was for her and her sisters, why they spoke out and charged him to court, and how she has managed to turn her life around since she escaped from Ayinde 10 years ago.

At eight, Kibibi's father began molesting her. By 10, he was regularly sneaking into her bedroom to rape her.

Five years later, she became pregnant, and soon gave birth to a daughter. The next seven years would bring four more pregnancies, with all but one of the children surviving.

By then, her dreams had turned from the innocent musings of childhood to those of a much older, desperate girl.

"I'd dream about running away. I'd dream about getting all my brothers and sisters — one of my sisters was a baby, and I was taking care of her — I'd dream about growing breasts and getting milk and running away with them somewhere," she said.

"I felt like I was in a nightmare. I was just trying to sleep as much as possible…. because my dreams were better than what I was living."

Now 35, Kibibi lives on her own, sharing an East Orange apartment with her children. She is on track to complete a liberal arts program at Essex County College later this year, and has dreams of one day opening a restaurant.

Her father, Aswad Ayinde, was sentenced to 50 years in prison on July 26 for the repeated sexual assaults he had subjected her to. The term will begin only after he has finished serving a 40-year sentence for raping another daughter, which also produced a child.

Kibibi spoke at her father's sentencing, during which he repeatedly lashed out at her, calling her a liar and characterizing himself as a victim of the legal system.

In spite of it, she claims she has forgiven him, and took pity on him as he was led back to prison. She admits the day was emotionally tolling, but also a source of relief.

"I still have compassion for him, and I felt sorry for him when he came out. But I understand that he did this to himself," she said.

Based on court documents and Kibibi's own accounts, that compassion might prove difficult for some to understand.

Kibibi was the eldest child of Ayinde, a music video producer who grew up in Florida and Alabama, and had moved to Paterson shortly after marrying. He and his wife had been high school sweethearts, and spent the early portion of their marriage living in a third-floor apartment in the city's Eastside Park neighborhood. His wife's parents, who had immigrated from Jamaica, lived below.

Though her father was strict, Kibibi describes her early life as fairly typical. She was home-schooled, but was allowed to interact and play with other children in the neighborhood. Her family eventually grew to include eight siblings — all born at home — and moved into the larger portion of the home downstairs.

When Kibibi began to mature, however, everything changed.

"He told me I was special. Initially, it was to teach me to be a woman," she says of her father's first advances. "By the time he started having intercourse with me, he was getting more and more violent. When I would start fighting him, he would hit me. It was more about threats."

By this time, Ayinde had fortified himself by exerting nearly total control over his wife and children.

The family eventually moved out of Kibibi's grandparents' home, staying in a former funeral home in another section of Paterson, before moving to Eatontown in South Jersey.

Strict limits were imposed on interaction outside the home. Only a small diet of television was allowed, with anything that depicted typical family life strictly forbidden.

Western medicine was also a foreign concept, and Ayinde informed his wife that his sexual interactions with Kibibi were healing methods aimed at curing a persistent case of eczema. Any defiance was quickly squashed with his fists.

The abuse escalated after a mistress informed his wife that Ayinde was having sex with his daughters. He eventually declared himself a polygamist, and later, a prophet whose behavior was the product of direct instructions from a higher power.

"He told us we couldn't pray to God. We had to pray to him and he would get the messages to God," Kibibi said.

The delusion grew stronger after his first child with Kibibi was born healthy, after which he decided it was his duty it was to keep his bloodline "pure".

"I don't know if he expected her to have some medical issues, but when she didn't, he used that as proof. She was validation," Kibibi said.

The children to come would not be as lucky.

After a failed pregnancy, a daughter was born with phenylketonuria (commonly known as PKU), a rare genetic disorder that prevents the body from effectively breaking down amino acids, and can cause brain damage, seizures and other serious symptoms. A son came three years later, who was generally healthy.

Tasked with caring for her young children, as well as many of her brothers and sisters, Kibibi receded into her private world, taking small pleasures where they could be had — cooking, writing poetry and short stories (she had been beaten after her father discovered a journal she had been keeping), and of course, dreaming.


Multiple attempts at running away failed, though Kibibi says she always held out hope that God would present her with a way out. In 2002, she got what she had been waiting for.

With Ayinde away on a business trip, her son suddenly went into seizures. After a brief hesitation, she opted to take the brave step of taking him to a nearby hospital.

"It was a gamble," she said. "I wasn't socialized, and the questions they were asking, I didn't know how to answer them."

The case piqued the interest of a social worker, who alerted the state Department of Youth and Family Services. Ayinde flew into a rage upon his return, threatening to take the boy out of the hospital by force. However, the children were soon taken by the state and placed in separate homes.

Kibibi, her mother and her sisters began staying apart from Ayinde, though he continued to regularly threaten her as she completed state-mandated courses and counseling in hopes of regaining custody.

She also says he raped her during this period, which resulted in another pregnancy. This time, her daughter was born with both PKU and spinal muscular atrophy, which rendered the girl completely disabled — unable to walk or care for herself.

Dr. Anna Haroutunian, who specializes in PKU and has treated Kibibi's children at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, said both children's conditions were almost undoubtedly brought on by inbreeding.

PKU is a recessively inherited condition, meaning both parents must possess the gene in order for it to manifest in a child. It has an incidence rate of only around 1 in 4,000 worldwide, and the rate is much lower for African-Americans in this part of the country.

"Looking backward, she had a gene, the grandfather had a gene, and those two came together," Haroutunian said. "It's very unlikely it would have arisen had that not been the case."

After successfully winning custody of her children, Kibibi says she had become a stronger person.

"I was learning the system - taking your child to doctor, taking parenting classes. With (DYFS) monitoring me, it was me just realizing 'Wait a minute, there are people out there willing to help'," she said.

"It empowered me. At the same time, my children became my only purpose."

Kibibi had minimal contact with her father until 2006, when she and her sisters finally decided to pursue criminal charges against him. She claims many of them were concerned about the effect a case could have on their children.

With her father behind bars, Kibibi went about rebuilding her life. While caring for her children, she was able to obtain her GED, married and had another son, who is now five.

Despite the trauma that came with her earlier pregnancies, her devotion to her children is unwavering. She speaks proudly of attending college alongside her daughter, and of her son's blossoming dancing and artistic talents. A large picture of her youngest daughter — who succumbed to her disabilities in 2010 — is displayed prominently on a table in her East Orange living room.

"I miss her so much," she said.

Haroutunian, who regularly sees parents' struggles to care for young children with rare disorders, said Kibibi's dedication left an impression on her.

"She has been an exceptional mother," she said. "She was so attentive and patient, it's remarkable. For a young girl — with all she's had — she has been just wonderful."

Today, Kibibi is focused on completing her schooling, and hopes to one day start a non-profit foundation to help victims of childhood sexual abuse, particularly those who have become parents. A small baking business called "Sincerely, Z" has been gaining steam, providing cakes for weddings, birthdays and other events.

She continues to write poetry, and has written a memoir about her experience, which she hopes to have published one day.

Sharing her story, she believes, will not only provide her with a greater sense of peace, but help others who may have been through similar ordeals.

"I can make a difference. I always asked what my purpose was. Even with everything that I suffered, I still had to ask God what my purpose was," she said.

"Instead of just being an experience that I had, maybe this strengthened me. What doesn't break us make us stronger."
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Politics / May Day: Jonathan vows to rescue abducted Girls
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:48:29 PM »
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, at the National May Day rally, in Abuja, said Nigeria is not poor, but suffering from the distribution of wealth, as the main challenge facing the country.
NLC President, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar; President Goodluck Jonathan And TUC President,  Comrade Peter Esele, at the Centenary May Day Celebration  in Abuja On Wednesday
NLC President, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar; President Goodluck Jonathan And TUC President, Comrade Peter Esele, at the Centenary May Day Celebration in Abuja On Wednesday

This came as organised labour berated Nigerian politicians and political leaders for playing politics with the state of insecurity in the country, with Governors Babatunde Fashola, Adams Oshiomhole and Ibikunle Amosun of Lagos, Edo and Ogun states calling for concerted efforts to tackle the insecurity scourge irrespective of political or religious affiliations.

Jonathan was reacting to the recent World Bank’s report that ranked Nigeria the fifth poorest country in the world at Eagle Square, venue of 2014 workers’ May Day festivities.
President Jonathan said he was amazed when he visited Kenya on an official trip, only to discover that most of the private jets which flew into that country were from Nigeria.
He said: “They say Nigeria is poor, but I was surprised when the World Bank listed us among the poorest nations in the world. Nigeria is not poor, it only has the problem of unequal distribution of wealth.”

President Goodluck Jonathan used the May Day celebration to reiterate his administration’s determination to bring the Boko-Haram insurgency to an end, vowing that the abducted secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno State  must be found and rescued.
He also restated his earlier submission that the perpetrators of the Nyanya Bus Terminal bombing in the Federal Capital would be fished out and punished in accordance with the law.
He assured that government was continuously fine-tuning its security strategies to curb insurgency which, he said, perpetrators must never be allowed to succeed in their evil intention.
He, therefore, called for the cooperation of citizens to beat back the threat posed by the Islamic sect to the nation.

He said: “The recent atrocities by terrorists, particularly the Nyanya Motor park bombing of mainly working class citizens, as well as the cruel abduction of some innocent girls, our future mothers and leaders in a very horrific and despicable situation in Borno State, is quite regrettable.
“The government is constantly reviewing and upgrading mechanisms to curb this mindless act and together, with the cooperation of the citizenry, we shall triumph.
“Those who want to re-define our country to be seen as a country of chaos will never succeed. We will continue to work hard to ensure the security of our people.

Speaking on the state of insecurity, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart, argued that, “it is immoral to play politics with the lives of people,” insisting that the ruling class should realise that Nigeria was at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred and demanded an end to the unholy dirty politics over the insecurity in the country.”
Governor Oshiomhole while urging workers to stand and speak for Nigeria in the face of insurgency and ethnic champions, said: “We should be united in the fight against Boko Haram. We should be united against terrorism, because we need a peaceful state for us to do politics.”
Governor Babatunde Fashola suggested: “I think first of all we should agree to fight the scourge of insecurity under one flag, the Green-White-Green Flag.
“Let everyone for now subsume his flag in whatever colour and let us rally together, not as Yoruba, as Ijaw, not as Igbo, not as Hausa, but as Nigerians, who rally under one flag, the Green-White-Green to defeat insecurity.”

Governor Amosun of Ogun State said: “I, therefore, appeal to you all to always take out time to pray for Nigeria and the over 200 students kidnapped in Chibok in Borno State.
“We pray for God’s intervention in securing the release of the students and stemming the tide of violent crimes against humanity in Nigeria.”
The two labour centres while addressing workers and other guests, with theme, ‘Building Enduring Peace and Unity: Panacea for Sustainable National Development,’ insisted that, “we must all rise in unison, shoulder-to-shoulder and confront this common enemy once and for all. We are almost certain that if anyone was left in doubt about the universality of this war, the Nyanya bomb blast erased all of that.”
Both NLC and TUC also commented on the, economy, unemployment, poverty National Conference and alleged moves “some vested interests among the governors are mobilizing some delegates to force through the balkanisation of labour and the negation of a national minimum wage as currently enshrined in the constitution. It is certainly the machination of a few privilege few in position of powers at the expense of the teeming Nigerians.  This is an attempt to keep Nigerians in perpetual slavery and servitude.”

They called on “Nigerian workers and the teeming well-meaning Nigerians to rise up against these retrogressive moves.”
Insecurity
According to NLC President, Mr. Abdulwaheed “In the past few years, the nation has witnessed unprecedented security challenges that have tasked our imagination, resources and temperament. From the Niger Delta  to the northern-most parts of the country, we have had one form of violent conflict or another that threatened the peace and security of the nation.
One of the most trying of these has been the kidnapping of over 200 teenage girls at Chibok, Borno state. As    Nigerians await the release of some of them still being held by the terrorists, our hearts bleed and we pray for their safety and release.

“Beside the human and material cost of this “war” is another cost, the psychological cost. Every time a bomb goes off or the sound of a gun rends the air, something in us dies
“We do not need any one to tell us that we have a serious situation on our hands.  The war on terror does not seem to be going on well at the moment. Our security forces despite gallant efforts  have suffered  reversals, taking direct hits in their critical asset areas, raising concerns about their capacity or willingness to win this war. We are not unaware of the complexities of a war of this nature, but we demand better initiative and more commitment.
“In spite of government’s effort, the situation, particularly in the North East, is deteriorating. The initial gains of emergency rule, clearly have been lost and the momentum squandered. The Boko Haram elements have matured into a full-blown terror group striking at high-profile targets with devastating effect. Indeed, the choice of targets, regularity of strikes, weapons used, co-ordination and sophistication of their operations make them not only the leading terror group but the group to dread.
We  feel seriously concerned about the state of the nation’s security infrastructure. In spite of the relative huge security votes in the past few years, it is weak and inadequate. We also believe conflicting political interests, ambiguous operational order and primordial sentiments are some of the factors undermining the counter terror war.”

On his part, the TUP President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama, stressed that all Nigerians irrespective political and religious beliefs “in view of the comatose nature of our socio-economic infrastructure, the near-breakdown of security and the recent spate of killings and destruction of property in the North-East and some other parts of the country.

The fact that we are in the midst of crisis is by no longer disputable. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred.
Our economy is threatened by incidents of violence and terrorism due to unalloyed greed and irresponsibility on the part of many of our successive leaders and our collective failure to nurture our hard-earned democracy and prepare the nation for a new progressive age.”
In Lagos, the occasion was almost marred by protesting members of the civil society groups led by the Joint Action Front, JAF, who were protesting the increase in the tuition fees of the Lagos State University, LASU.

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When Bishop Bobby Davis (pictured) stood behind his Miracle Faith World Outreach Church in Bridgeport, Ct. pulpit last Sunday to allegedly confess his infidelity to his congregation, he suddenly keeled over and died during the overwhelming chants of forgiveness from sympathetic church members, according to Christian Post.
Davis, who had been pastor of the popular Bridgeport church since 1967, was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead; the cause is still unknown and an autopsy is pending.
The pastor, who was also a certified marriage and family therapist with a doctorate degree in ministry and a Master’s degree in theological studies, celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, Christine, last June. Together, they founded their present church.
Reportedly, the bishop did not decide to come clean to his congregants of his own fruition; instead, his wife insisted he confess his shortcomings to his faithful followers, after he broke the news to her.
According to congregant Judy Stovall, who spoke to the Christian Post after the church service, Davis and his family asked the congregants to remain because he needed to confess something in his life that had taken place a while ago.  ”He wanted to come clean with all of us. He wanted to ask our forgiveness,” Stovall told the news outlet.
During Davis’ alleged infidelity confession, his own children, who apparently did not know about their dad’s transgression, reportedly reacted violently toward him.  According to an unnamed source who spoke to the Christian Post,  ”Apparently, it was his family members who reacted out in anger, from what I understand. It was not the congregation,” the source noted.  ”It got physical. One of the sons attacked him. I was told one of the daughters poured water on him. It was like something out of — not even like the Old Testament — but a bad reality TV show,” said the source. “My heart is so devastated because it could have been handled in a private manner.”
Meanwhile the congregants, on the other hand, were shouting sympathetic phrases of forgiveness to the pastor who appeared overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from his church-goers, according to Stovall.  ”We were shouting, `We forgive you; we love you,’ but the stress of all of it — he had a heart attack,” Stovall told the newspaper.   After Davis unexpectedly passed out, Stovall said,”I held his head as he lay on the floor…. Our congregation is hurting now.”
Police were summoned to investigate the Davis case and have interviewed scores of witnesses. Investigators have also confiscated a video that was taken of the pastor’s stirring confession.
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