Monday, August 14, 2017

The Whistle Blowing Policy of the Federal Government; A Milestone or a Millstone in the Anti-Graft war

Our most mentioned country, Nigeria is envisaged to be quite deep in the pool of confusion when the talk comes to corruption. Attempts to save this rickety ship of over 200 million passengers seem to have resulted in a riddled state of jeopardy.

While many evils bestow these travelers on a daily, some of them seem to have an extra life jinx that successfully prevents them from the vissimilitudes of the day and from the perishing wand that rules the night. All thanks no appraisal to the magician; the devil. Aye! The devil.

What other nice name can be allotted to a spirit that enters some men to cloth themselves in Agbada and dance shoki to get your fingerprints with myriads of promises ranging from a meal a day for school kids and 5,000 monthly stipend for jobless peeps.

Perhaps, that's the devil doing her favourite which is promising heaven and the stars whereas he knows you're only crying for the moon as he had had his persona kicked out of the same heaven a while ago. Perhaps you then realize that you've been served fresh vegetables spiced with a flavour that appeals to your ears instead of your nose or better still, your senses of reasoning. That flavour is the lying one.

'If the mountain  does not come to Mohammed, Mohammed is ready to risk all to come to the mountain.' Sadly, the Mohammed is a humane flavour. A lying flavour. A lying Mohammed. Do not forget, Mohammed was sent as a flavour by some tantalizing witches that work with the unknown devil. And before you swear that you're going to kill my Mohammed when next you see him, I'll remind you that he wasn't alone all along. There can't be a flavour or an aroma without a meal neither can you have a meal without a chef and yes, the chef will always have many friends. Friends who are in need and those who are indeed in need. I know of a chef, they call him Jagaban of the Bourdillon.

I know of a meal; I know of a  'presiding dent' who has spent more time at health theatres than in his thinking room of administration. May be we should let that lie a bit as he readily has a 'commissioner' to oversee on his behalf while he visits the crown kingdom. Curiously, they search for the devil that has been the meal poisoning agent over time. The devil that has severely bruised the heels of the captains of the rickety ship.

In the vocabulary of devils alive, written boldly in gold is the demon 'CORRUPTION'. Based on hearsays and guess works, these fellows are convinced that the golden demon is the witch they've been on the search for. In a crazy rush to haunt the hunter and give the demonic persona a run for his life out of his sinister hide outs and great harms...
Fast forward...

The Whistle Blower was discovered.
He was described as an angel to save these guys from distresses and stresses of making unpalatable meals usually messed up by the demon, corruption.
May be you will be the successful catcher of the minions of demons housed in this devil, only time will tell us that.

A French Philosopher once said in his book 'The Government and the People' that: "We have no smooth running of power until we begin to actively engage our people in the fight against lack of development".

Ladies and gentlemen, not to bore you with rhetorics, in 2016, published a report on developed and underdeveloped nations and posited that a major factor responsible for lack of development in the 3rd world is corruption and unaccountability from the government to the people.
While I will like to stand against this backdrop to support that the Federal government is on the right track of fighting the graft war by introducing the Whistle blowing policy, I shall be careful enough not to prophesy that this is the best medium of exposing corruption outrightly.
My reasons and points are though rich but humble to house themselves by pitching a tent of points on three firm grounds:
The Nature of the whistle blowing policy, closely escorted by the fact that corruption is the grand degeneracy of our government and lastly backed up with the succinct justification of the Policy.

On The Nature of the whistle blowing policy, according to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the primary goal of the policy is to support the fight against financial crimes and corruption, by increasing exposure of financial crimes and rewarding whistle-blowers. In order to promote such exposure, whistle-blowers are encouraged and offered protection from harassment or intimidation by their bosses or employers.

The Policy Selling Points are identified to be the possibility of increased accountability and transparency in the management of public funds. Also, the possibility that more funds would be recovered that could be deployed in financing Nigeria’s infrastructural deficit.

In the final analysis, it is hoped that the more accountable the government becomes, the higher will be Nigeria’s ranking on the indicators of openness and ease of doing business . The ultimate goal is to develop a corruption-free society and attract more and more foreign investors.

The violations the policy stands against include, but are not limited to mismanagement or misappropriation of public funds and assets; financial malpractice or fraud; collecting/soliciting bribes; diversion of revenue; fraudulent and unapproved payments; and procurement fraud (notably, kickbacks and over-invoicing).

Hastily, my next point is conveyed in the obvious fact that Corruption is the grand degeneracy of our government.
Fellow countrymen, it needs no debate that the major cankerworm that is responsible for the stagnancy and retrogression which Nigeria is suffering today, is corruption of authorities and principalities in power.

Overtime, there has been a constant and total clamp down on the resurgence and insurgency of corruption in our country. Both locally and internationally.
For 16 years, we have experienced impossibilities in the tackle of this great enemy. In 2017, there was brought to life, a gradual solution to this menace. It is of exigency that we view in bad light, any person who will choose to see the whistle blowing policy as an Achilles's heel rather than nitro boosting tyres.

The above will appear as an intellectual dishonesty when it is not backed up with adequate justifications of the whole policy.
It is worthy of note that we remind ourselves that there can't be something on nothing. Just as there cannot be a solution without a problem, so it is that there cannot be development without total eradication of corruption. A viable and bankable channel of eradicating corruption in Nigeria is by believing and promoting the whistle blowing policy.

Since the introduction of the policy, we have seen politicians and public office holders return stolen funds. The EFCC has been of great help in this matter.
The Ikoyi Osborne Towers scandal is another prove. Where over 150 million dollars was recovered.
Let's not forget in a hurry, the 9.2 million dollars recovered from a former NNPC managing director.
Also, the 8 billion naira loot of Canterbury can't just but be talked about.
All thanks to the whistle blowing policy.

Examples of ways whereby the policy tackles corruption are that it is against:

*Violation of Government’s financial regulations e.g. failure to comply with the Financial Regulations Act, Public Procurement Act and other extant laws.
* Mismanagement or misappropriation of public funds and assets (e.g. properties and vehicles).
*Financial malpractice or fraud, theft, collecting / soliciting bribes.
* Diversion of revenues.
* Underreporting of revenues.
*Conversion of funds for personal use.
*Fraudulent and unapproved payments.
* Splitting of contracts.
*Procurement fraud (kickbacks and over-invoicing etc.)
*Violation of public procurement procedures.

Also, it provides Information on stolen and concealed public funds.
It is worthy to note the reward aspect of this policy. The policy rewards persons who report with 5percent of the recovered sums.
The general hope of this policy is that more looted funds will be recovered through the encouragement of voluntary information about corrupt practices.
I will end with one of my favourite lines...
Jesus turned water to wine but people had to fetch the water first.
Therefore, we must first see this policy as a saviour as it is clearly a means to achieve the curious search for termination of corruption and when this is done, it is of little doubt that Nigeria shall rejoice. Provided there is no resurrection of 'the soon to be deceased'; corruption.
Samuel Ajayi
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Music : Dymo - "FF" (Prod. By Parpah)

NPR ENTERTAINMENT presents a brand new tune from Onasoga Damilola popularly known as DYMO who is a talented mind capturing vocalist, song writer and entertainer with a great urge for big achievements. 

His style of music is diversified with a unique African sound and can best be described as a fusion of Afro-Pop, Highlife and a touch of apala.

The track “ FF ” ( Prod. by parpah ) is a certified banger to mime-along that will capture your mind to move to as you will unconsciously sing the chorus in your head.

DYMO hails from the Western part of Nigeria and has the decided to follow paths set by music icons like Ebenezer Obey, Fela, 2face, Wizkid and Asa, to become a recording and performing artist.

DYMO is currently a student of the college of medicine, University of lagos.
Listen, enjoy and share your thoughts.
Signed by: @Dymo_official & @npr_music

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Monday, June 5, 2017

MUSIC: KKC ft Whytemuse – Smiling At My Phone (Remix)

KKC (KEENAH-KAY CHEKWAS) is currently a 300 level student of the department of Geo-sciences (Geophysics), University of Lagos Nigeria.

She is a multiple award winning artiste and guitarist, awarded the BEST STUDENT FEMALE ARTISTE in Unilag in the NIGERIAN MERITORIOUS AWARDS; and the best student artiste in the faculty of science awards 2016.

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MUSIC: KKC – All Rounded Teacher

KKC (KEENAH-KAY CHEKWAS) is currently a 300 level student of the department of Geo-sciences (Geophysics), University of Lagos Nigeria.

She is multiple award winning artiste and guitarist, awarded the BEST STUDENT FEMALE ARTISTE in Unilag in the NIGERIAN MERITORIOUS AWARDS; and the best student artiste in the faculty of science awards 2016.

Download KKC – All Rounded Teacher below!

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Oga In The Office: Your Virtual Receptionist and call handling service

Oga in the Office is your new virtual office assistant, ready to cater to the needs of offices and businesses all across Nigeria. 

Locally based but internationally trained. OGA's staffs have been serving both local and international companies for many years. We believe that increasing access and maintaining a high quality customer service is key to any business growth, and our passion is to aid your company to do precisely that.

Oga In the Office Services

Receptionist and call handling service
Our service is ideal for handling calls outside of standard office hours or when call volumes overflow. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, making sure no call is ever missed. Our receptionists are trained to the specifications of each company and will handle each caller in a professional and seamless manner.
Messages taken can be communicated in a number of ways (via text messages, emails, phone calls), ensuring you will be able to attend to your clients quickly. We will work closely with you to guarantee your particular needs are met. We use dedicated account managers whose top priority will be to make sure your business runs as smoothly as possible. Contact us for a free trial now!

International numbers 

Partnering with some of the leading telecommunications actors in the world, Oga In the Office can also provide you with international access numbers from the United Kingdom, Europe and USA, leading directly to your company. This is ideal for businesses looking to take the first step onto the international market, or for those who are already global players and want to simplify client access. Pleas call us for further information!

Message taking service

With OGA in the Office, you will never have to worry about business calls going unanswered, or being dealt with in an unsuitable way. Whether you are just stepping out of the office for a short moment, or are looking for cover for longer periods or out of hours, our receptionists will be on hand to answer all your calls in a polite and professional manner.
Once a message has been taken, it will be relayed to you in a method of your preferred choice. These include emails, text, messaging, phone calls or fax. Your message will be forwarded to you without delay, making sure no contact is ever missed. Consider OGA your very own personal assistant!

Emergency Response

If your company requires out of office hours cover, we can ensure that no calls are missed. Our Operators are on call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and can provide a comprehensive emergency response for your business. We will ensure that any situation is managed quickly and efficiently according to your specific instructions.


Working together with some of the leading actors within the telecommunications industry, OGA in the Office is also able to offer you web, video and teleconferencing services, from standard meetings to Investor Relations Calls, Quarterly announcements and anything between 50-1000+ participants.

Marketing Materials

Working with professional designers in London, we are able to offer you a range of marketing materials, from flyers and leaflets to business cards and logo designs. A dedicated designer will work to your specifications and wishes to create a unique and selling design to promote your business in the best possible way, all at competitive rates. Please contact us for a sample of our portfolio or with any requests you may have.

Messages taken can be communicated in a number of ways (via text messages, emails, phone calls), ensuring you will be able to attend to your clients quickly. We will work closely with you to guarantee your particular needs are met. We use dedicated account managers whose top priority will be to make sure your business runs as smoothly as possible. Contact us for a free trial today!

Tel: +234(0) 1888 9088 | +234(0) 1888 9089
Facebook: oga in the office
Instagram: @Oga_office
Twitter: @ogaoffice

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ways To Avoid Malfunctioning of Car Brakes

Don’t wait for your brake to malfunction; better keep a spare handy - Shop at Parts Avatar Aftermarket Auto Parts for replacement brakes today!

Brakes are the most important car part and yet, not often being the most visible one, it is often the most neglected car part. It is not until one undergoes a brake failure while driving that one is reminded of the existence of brakes. For this very reason, people are seen carrying spare wheels, on the back compartment of their vehicle, but rarely spare brakes. Sure, brakes are much harder to replace than wheels, but what most people don’t get is that having replacement brakes in handy is more essential than other replacement auto parts.

The malfunctioning or jamming of brakes has been seen as the most common reason behind road accidents. This is also frequent in winters when the streets and highways are cakes with snow or iced over. Without a properly function strong grip of a brake, vehicles can easily slide over to the wrong side of a two-way street, causing a major collision. Brakes in good condition are also a life-saver when it comes to driving at night, with poor lighting. It is often difficult for heavy duty vehicles like trucks and buses, carries huge loads, to swerve around a broken tree or deer that has found its way into the middle of the road. These vehicles increasingly depend on fully functioning brakes to halt their vehicles at the right time.

Who Should Keep Spare Brakes In Handy?

Keeping spare brakes in stock is specially recommended for drivers and car owners who are not in the habit of taking their vehicles for full “health” checkups in regular intervals. Their extent of taking care of their cars include nothing more than a basic repainting job every blue moon and straightening out a dent on the hood. They do not pay much attention to brakes and their wear and tear with prolonged use. Keeping brakes in handy at least ensures a speedy replacement without delay as soon as brakes give out.

Carrying replacement auto parts like brakes is also advised for bag-packers who tend to travel long distances like cross-country tours. A greater use of brakes tends to bring down their quality faster, hence the need to keep some in stock. People suffering from wander thirst often love to travel to some of the remote areas of the country or world, where they might not find the brake that matches the exact make or model of their vehicle. This is another reason why car owners should keep a replacement brake with them at all times.

Brakes do not have any standardization as such, except the fact that they serve the same purpose. While some vehicles might only have front brakes, other will have both front and rear brakes. From the brake pads to the hardware to the brake light switch (which indicates to one’s fellow vehicles on the road when one hits brakes) can vary to a great deal, depending on which car you drive. Then, there are an array of components that are required if one wishes have one’s car brakes assembled.

Regardless of whether you drive a Honda Civic or a BMW, Parts Avatar Aftermarket Auto Parts has all necessary ​​aftermarket auto parts that one could possibly need to replace or install brakes. 

Here are a few components of brakes that you can find here:

  1. ·         Front Brake Hardware
  2. ·         Front Brake Hydraulics
  3. ·         Front Brake Pads and Shoes
  4. ·         Front Brake Rotors And Drums
  5. ·         Master Cylinder
  6. ·         Brake Light Switch
  7. ·         Power Booster and ABS
  8. ·         Rear Brake Hardware
  9. ·         Rear Brake Cables
  10. ·         Rear Brake Hydraulics
  11. ·         Rear Brake Pads and Shoes
  12. ·         Rear Brake Rotors and Drums
  13. ·         Wheel Bearings and Seals

How Can You Tell That Brakes Need Replacing?

One of the most enquired questions in regards to brakes is how can one know that a brake is at its limit? While experienced drivers often have their “spidey senses” tingling when they have a feeling that their brake needs changing, first-time drivers need to keep their eyes and ears trained to detect certain symptoms that will surely indicate that a brake or some of its components are past their prime. Drivers or car owners should not waste any time in replacing their car brakes right away if that happens. 

Here are a few ways that one can know for sure that the time has arrived for a replacement of brakes:

·         Some of the older models or inexpensive brakes will make squeaking noise every time the driver presses the brake, indicating that the brake needs to be replaced soon.

·         More modern car brakes have sensors installed underneath the pads, which act as an alert system. As soon as it’s time for the driver to get new car brakes, a light will start to flash on the dashboard.

·         The brake pads get lower with constant use. A time will come when one would need to push down on the rotor with extra force to apply the brakes, which also lowers the brake fluid in the reservoir. In many cases when the brake fluid gets alarmingly low, a warning light will flash on the instrument cluster, letting on know that a brake replacement is needed.

·         One of the definite visible signs of your car needing a brake change is when the material covering the brake pads wears off completely and the driver’s foot comes in contact with the metallic surface of the motor.

Keeping your brakes in check is not merely a personal choice, but actually a legal requirement in almost every country around the globe. This is because not having your car brakes in the top notch condition may not only end up costing your life and the ones accompanying you in the vehicle at the time, but also the lives inside the vehicle(s) you collide with on the road. In Parts Avatar Canada, you can shop for brakes from an array of top car brands at your disposal. You also have the option of filtering down your options by choosing the manufacturer you want to purchase the aftermarket car parts from.

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4 simple ways to improve your iPad battery performance

“Battery life” can be defined as the required amount of time your device runs before it needs to be recharged. The Apple IPad itself is a good device that promises top notch battery performance, but with frequent charge and use, battery life invariably begins to fade.
Here we talk about the four best tips on extending the life of your iPad's aging battery.

Reduce Screen Brightness:

Officially Apple has stated that "There are two simple ways you can preserve battery life -- no matter how you use your device: adjust your screen brightness and use Wi-Fi." To reduce screen brightness of your Apple device, go to Settings > Display & Brightness to adjust the brightness.

Unless you are currently using your device in a lit environment, we advise you turn on Auto-Brightness, which adjusts the screen level based on ambient light.

Disable Location Services:

Location services is another battery hogging function of Apple devices, especially the iPad. It a little different from the past when you can just turn Location services ON or OFF. Now Apple has made the function settings better by allowing us to turn them off for Apps that don’t need it.
In other words the lesser the number of apps using the Location service the better your battery life should be.
You can also decide to turn off Location services completely as it would save more juice, but it might affect performances of some apps. But if in an emergency and need your device up for as long as possible then turn Location Services off completely until you can recharge.

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services to adjust which apps are requesting your location.

Background App Refresh:

Most smartphones usually still run apps in the background, that is why it is possible to get an Instagram notification when the app is not open on your iPad- or other smartphones.
Background refresh is certainly convenient, but it is also a drain on battery life.

Head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and you can turn Background App Refresh off entirely or select which apps you'd like to refresh in the background. This tweak can also be finessed when you un-jailbreak your iPad.

Temperature control:

Frequent high room temperature can affect battery life. It is recommended that you keep your iPad between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and points to the range of 62 to 72 degrees as the comfort zone.
This means your device should not be kept inside a locked vehicle in the summer or taken to the beach. Also ensure to remove all case that covers the body and might cause it to heat up, remove the case before you begin the charge. It is also an important step when improving iPhone battery power.
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Saturday, March 4, 2017

What has happened to Port Harcourt, my birth city?

Recently, in our country Nigeria a lot of sectors and industries have started embracing technology. Few years ago Nigerians were barely interested in technological development but today the reverse is the case. The very interesting part of this tech revolution is the emergence of tech and business hubs in some part of the country.

A revolution like this is expected to be encouraged by society leaders at different levels ranging from federal government down to local government but the opposite has been what we see. Some of our leaders have woken up to the new age and others are still deeply asleep.

I have been recently following a lot of news and reports on business and tech hubs in different part of Nigeria. At first it was as doe it’s just in Lagos state that this hubs existed, before long I heard of a co-working spaces in Jos, Akwa Ibom and most recently Akure. I looked deeply at the opportunities these hubs are offering young people with awesome ideas. The big question now, why are these hubs only available in very few states and largely privately owned?

I wouldn’t be able to speak so much about other states but I have a reasonable knowledge of my birth city Port Harcourt.
Port Harcourt is one of the very few metropolitan cities in Nigeria but it’s regrettable that there is really not so much the state has to offer right now. Comparing it to Uyo city, the remarkable turnaround the city experienced in the last five years is one that is worth emulating. The city went from being a local city to a beautiful paradise for tourist and investors, currently it has two amazing hubs that are helping young entrepreneurs develop awesome ideas.

My concern is largely on Port Harcourt. One of the most dissatisfying thing in Port Harcourt is the high priority young people place on politicians over their future. Young people in Port Harcourt are so willing to sacrifice their precious lives to help a visionless politician achieve his personal interests.

On the other hand, they are highly concerned about sharing community lands and money from oil companies.
Port Harcourt can potentially produce business moguls and tech innovators because it experienced the wave of industrialization very early.

This is not another write-up to spell out problems but a call to awakening of the young people in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Before this article I did a lot of research and discovered Port Harcourt has a wonderful Hub that has been existing for about three years now but has very little presences in the city.

Let us together work to support our hub and create new hubs, host mega business conferences, attract investors and grow our state’s revenue. We have to quit waiting for our leaders and so called wealthy people in the state. The future belongs to us and it takes us and us alone to decide the outcome. We have to quit offering ourselves as weapons for political wars, we have to stop tying our future to peanuts we receive from oil companies, and we can together build the rivers of our dream. There are already amazing young people doing amazing things lets come together and develop our state.

Do not forget our future is in our hands, not in the hands of our political leaders nor oil companies but in our hands.


Article by a great Rivers Indigene, Paul Confidence.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Music : Dope Hardd - Kaytee

Here is a dope track from one of Nigeria's finest upcoming artistes named Kaytee. The track is titled 'Dope Hard'.

For contact and enquiries about Kaytee, contact 08062848671

Listen and download below

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Unilag Introduces New Dress Code For Students

The management of University of Lagos has introduced a dress code for the students of the institution to curb the indecent dressing among the male and female students.
This was made known on a notice pasted in the school, it was stated clearly that lecturers and administrators are empowered to correct/exclude students from lectures and official business when they are not properly dressed.

Cool or nah , you think ?
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

AFCON 2017 quarter-final fixtures

Following are the quarter-final pairings at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon, after the conclusion of the group phase matches on Wednesday:
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. in Libreville     —–   Burkina Faso  vs  Tunisia
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in Franceville   —-   Senegal vs Cameroon
Sunday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. in Oyem             —–    DR Congo vs Ghana
Sunday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. in Port Gentil      ——   Egypt vs Morocco
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We have heard people say it’s ‘wrong’ and ‘disrespectful’ to get involved with the same person your friend has been with in the past, but the funny thing is, every time people say that, they don’t usually back it up with a solid reason. It’s always something about ‘girl codes’ and ‘boy codes’. Who made these codes? 

Who says your heart has to follow codes when it comes to whom to love or like? If it has to be that way, then, there’s nothing genuine about it. In my little experience, no one ever gets to choose who they really love, especially when it’s true, these things just happen sometimes.

I understand why anyone may feel like they’re betraying a friendship by dating their friend’s ex; it’s mostly because you feel like you would be hurting your friend’s feelings, but really, you wouldn’t. Your friend decided to call it quits with the other person, it was their decision to leave, not yours, so why should anything stop you from being with that person if eventually, you get to know them, and they’re worth giving a try? 
The only reason one may have to think twice about dating their friend’s ex is if their friend was actually dumped, and it wasn’t a mutual break up. In that case, your friend didn’t want to end the relationship, but was forced into it.
Other than that, I can’t see any other reason why one can’t possibly date their friend’s ex. And I think that those who have a problem with it need to grow up. It’s plain immaturity and wickedness (for lack of a milder word) for one to be against their friend trying to do something they think makes them happy. 
The fact that it didn’t work between you and this person doesn’t mean it’ll be the same with another. And for anyone reading this who likes their friend’s ex, please, don’t let anybody stop you from being happy. Do whatever makes you happy, as long as you aren’t stealing another’s partner. Lol.
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See the young Nigerian student that sacrificed his life to save hundreds

A young schoolboy has died a heroic death after he prevented a suicide bomber from detonating a bomb in a Mosque where hundreds would have lost their lives.

A young student, Yakubu Muhammad Fannami, is now a hero after he sacrificed his life to save hundreds of worshippers at a Mosque in the Kaleri area of Maiduguri, Borno State

According to Alhaji Adam Mustapha who posted the heroic act on his Facebook page, the young Fannami had confronted a female suicide bomber who was trying to force herself into the Mosque in the early hours of Wednesday, January 25, 2017, to detonate a bomb she had strapped to her body.
Fannami who witnessed the suicide bomber’s movement, was said to have swiftly moved to prevent her from going into the Mosque and in the process of struggling with her, she detonated the bomb and they both lost their lives in the process while the throng of worshippers was saved due to the brevity of the young chap.
This is the tribute Alhaji Mustapha, a human rights activist based in the state captured the courage of the late Fannami.
"The management and entire academic and non-academic staff of Darussalam Science and Islamic Academy wishes to announce the death of its student, Yakubu Muhammad Fannami, who courageously sacrificed his life to protect the lives of hundreds Muslim Ummah in a mosque in Kaleri.
The deceased made his encounter with a female suicide bomber who tried to force herself into the mosque and detonate the explosive device in the early hours of Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
May aljannatul firdaus be his final abode, ameen."
May the soul of Yakubu Muhammad Fannami rest in peace.
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MMM participants will be shocked after reading this

The hope mavrodians have of retrieving their ‘investments’ and ‘profits’ from the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) Ponzi scheme continues to dim by the day, as Nigeria’s top guider, Chuddy Ugorji, has reportedly fled the country.
It was gathered that Ugorji, left Nigeria with his wife to the Philippines.
He fled the country when many investors were waiting to be paid their money with the accrued interest, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.
Chuddy’s relocation came barely 24 hours after he released new conditions for payment of participants.
He had given the impression that the Ponzi scheme had started paying outstanding money to participants of the scheme. But the payment is just symbolic.
Meanwhile, the ponzi scheme issued new guidelines on Wednesday.
It said, “As a necessary measure, we decided to set limit to withdrawal this week thus the N31,000 maximum withdrawal on your PO.
“We are still committed to prioritise paying smaller amounts first and gradually increase the amount to higher ones. The system does the calculations and knows how to calculate everyone’s mavros.
“Between Friday that we opened and today, hundreds of thousands of GH orders have been matched.
More and more GH orders will be matched as time goes on. If you see error notification when trying to GH, just keep trying.
“PH to GH is still a suggestion to be tabled before Sergey Mavrodi for consideration. Disregard any info suggesting that you must PH to GH till further announcement in your PO. Freezing of bonuses for now is another suggestion to be tabled before Sergey Mavrodi for his consideration. Which means if approved, you will only be able to GH your personal contributions for now until the system recovers and stabilises.”
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Gambia - Why is there a 'the' before this African country's name?

Go into history and find out why The Gambia is one of the most unique names in the world.

Surely, one of the puzzling things in life is why the African country of Gambia is officially known as The Gambia.

Why does Gambia have a 'the' prefix? Apart from 'The Bahamas', Gambia is the only country with this unique name.
Now that the eyes of the world are now on the country thanks to Yahya Jammeh channelling the spirits of past African dictators and refusing to step down, it is the right time to look into this matter.
Firstly, when the Portuguese came into the country, they named the country after the River Gambia. Now, when the English came into the country they continued this tradition. There was no need to give the country another name.
Secondly, the country is officially known as The Gambia in order to differentiate from the African country Zambia. You could see why this makes some sort of sense, Gambia and Zambia do rhyme very well.
In May 1964, the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN) received a letter from the Gambian Prime Minister requesting that the country be officially known as The Gambia to differentiate it from Zambia.
"We do have a letter dated May 1964 from the Gambian prime minister's office which instructed us that it should be The Gambia with a capital T. One of the reasons they gave was that Gambia could be confused with Zambia, which was a new name to the international community at the time" revealed Becky Maddock of the PCGN.
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