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Culture / Re: Do African Americans Have A Culture? by anonymous6(f): 1:56pm On Sep 10
AABeauty:

Are you implying that America doesn't have a "native culture?" It does, the cultures of the Native Americans who were here before anyone else.

African Americans have their own culture.

Yeah true Native Americans have a native culture, I forgot to mention them but I already mentioned african americans have a culture already to a extent, so I don't know why you are repeating it but it is not native when it comes to old world cultures in Asia, African and etc

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Foreign Affairs / U.S. Air Marshal Boarded Flight To U.S. After Syringe Attack In Nigerian Airport by anonymous6(f): 1:40pm On Sep 10
An on-duty U.S. air marshal was attacked with a syringe in Nigeria’s main airport Sunday, but FBI officials said the syringe didn’t appear to include deadly pathogens such as the Ebola virus, the Associated Press reported.

The marshal boarded a United flight after the attack in Lagos, landing in Houston and then went to the hospital, the AP reported. A law enforcement official told CNN that the marshal “felt fine” during the 12-hour flight.

The FBI said in a statement that “out of an abundance of caution” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted an on-site screening of the marshal when he landed Monday morning. “The victim did not exhibit any signs of illness during the flight and was transported to a hospital upon landing for further testing,” the statement read. “None of the testing conducted has indicated a danger to other passengers.”

It’s still unclear what was in the syringe, though. CDC’s initial testing was negative for deadly infectious agents, including “any bad stuff” such as Ebola, FBI spokesman Christos Sinos told AP.

The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that West Africa has more than 4,000 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola. The virus is mostly concentrated in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, with just 21 of those cases in Nigeria. But officials in Nigeria are cautious about the epidemic within their borders; this week, the country’s health ministry announced 477 people in the oil city of Port Harcourt are under surveillance for Ebola.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2014/09/09/u-s-air-marshal-boarded-flight-to-u-s-after-syringe-attack-in-nigerian-airport/
Health / Re: US Urges Nigeria To Help Liberia, Others Tackle Ebola. by anonymous6(f): 2:33am On Sep 07
CityNG:
But those who are leading the successful intervention and treatment should be the leaders.
Nigeria has impressed the US enough for the diplomat to make the personal dn private call and ask Nigeria specifically.
Perhaps if the US thinks that SA can help then they will send the US Diplomat to SA to ask them.
In the meantime Nigeria has been recognized as a leader and asked to asset.
They should.
SA, Ghana hasn't been asked.

well like I said Nigeria has proved themselves to be the leaders in handling this Ebola outbreak, no argument there

I've said it from the beginning Nigeria should help, how they help is entirely up to the Nigerian government
Health / Re: US Urges Nigeria To Help Liberia, Others Tackle Ebola. by anonymous6(f): 2:03am On Sep 07
CityNG:

I am vastly educated both scholastically and worldly.

Here's what you said:



So how intelligent is your response to the USA? DO you really mean to stand by your ascertaition that the US needs to ask other countries who have no demonstrated experience being infected and responding to the infection of Ebola?


I again bring you to the reality that

1) Nigeria is sub standard to the US

2) The USA has acknowledged Nigeria as a leader in the response to Ebola.

What you guys need to to is celebrate the acknowledgment and ask your leadership to respond by doing as asked by a world leader.

There's a sound reasoning behind the suggestion.

Nigeria, heck Africa as a whole is just an air and sea blockade away from the rest of the world. I hope that doesn't happen when I come home for the holidays.



South Africa and Kenya for example are top economies like Nigeria in Africa and their health care system when it comes to responding to diseases like Ebola would most likely be the same as Nigeria regardless if they didn't experience it, However it doesn't hurt if you have the experience first hand to combat it and so I give Nigeria a A+ for how they have handled it for a african country and see no issue in how America acknowledged Nigeria, they deserve it(especially since as you said Nigeria is sub-standard to USA). However Like I said before I think Nigeria should help, not against it.

Ebola is now a worldwide issue and requires all to help
Health / Re: US Urges Nigeria To Help Liberia, Others Tackle Ebola. by anonymous6(f): 1:05am On Sep 07
CityNG:

That they are asking Nigeria to help is an acknowledgement that we're doing good and making great progress.

But then if you're educated you would have realized that .

Me as a educated woman already knows that America acknowledge Nigeria cause of how the Nigerian government handled the ebola outbreak(which was mentioned in the article) but being educated is irrelevant cause there are some educated people posting on this thread and they are not seeing it as you. That's why I said it is tough cause there is not a consensus amongst all Nigerian(including the educated) on the next step on this issue regardless of how the US feels about Nigeria, cause some posters feel Nigeria shouldn't be the only ones bearing the responsibility alone hence why I brought up other African countries.

well if you were educated you would have realized that

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Health / Re: US Urges Nigeria To Help Liberia, Others Tackle Ebola. by anonymous6(f): 6:48pm On Sep 06
Tough one here, I think if the US is asking Nigeria to help they should ask that from South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and etc as well to help to However I feel Nigeria should help in some sort of way so No sawyer situation repeats itself in Nigeria but Some Nigerians are bitter about Liberians now so I don't know.
 
 
Foreign Affairs / Re: Why Is Obama Soft On The ISIS? by anonymous6(f): 3:03pm On Sep 06
QAPHAYNE: The US is clearly soft on ISIS. Obama only reluctantly
initiated “limited strikes” on ISIS with few jets sent to
“halt the advance” of the terrorists, “protect
stranded Yazidi’s” and “protect US interests.” That
was pretty much it. What happened to US no
terrorist rhetoric? What happened to US non
tolerance to the likes of Saddam Hussein and to
Moammar Gaddafi? Why is the US suddenly so
sympathetic to the cause of ISIS and eager to permit
their existence
?
Why is the US not targeting the top command and
control centers of ISIS? Today in the news, the
identity of the ISIS British accented member who
slaughtered an American journalist was the
headlines. What does his identity matter? We know
the identity of the killer of the America journalist. It
is ISIS. It is the leadership of ISIS that authorized his
killing. The US should go after the command centers
of ISIS.
The world is frankly tired of the tolerance of terror.
We the people are tired of the systematic arming of
terrorists and permission of terror to cause chaos in
erstwhile peaceful zones in the world. We are tired
of the use of “kid gloves” against dangerous, real
evolving terror
. ISIS should be crushed now. Some
US media including the New York Times are
pleasantly, deceitfully referring to ISIS as “Sunni
Militants.” This is an insult to many who regard
themselves as “Sunni” worldwide and an
encouragement of terrorists
.
The world needs a new direction in leadership, a
new world order where conscientious truth and
justice trump over deadly personal interests and
advantages.
ISIS is a dangerous aberration and existential threat.
It must be crushed and crushed now. It is time to
bomb their control centers and military formations.
Troops on the ground are not required for this and
such excuse by the US does not float. Iraqi troops
and volunteers will do the rest.Where are the hawks
who set-up around poor Libya and dropped 50,000
sorties to get Africa’s poor Gaddafi out of power?
Where is NATO? Where is the UN? Where is Qatar
and Kuwait
?
Fellow nairalander, Do you agree with this author? I like to hear your views.
Culled from: MyNews24.com

lol Obama is not being soft he is being cautious by not dragging America in every war and etc that goes on especially in the third world. People need to remember after the Iraq and afghanistan war that was created by Bush and slowly being shut down by Obama, many Americans don't care for any war, regardless of their feelings. President Obama is doing what is within his means to appease the American citizens and help(air strikes) innocent Iraqi's from being slaughtered by animals like ISIS.

At the sametime I feel The American government pick and choses at times based on their interest, what battles they join and ones they don't; Darfur and Rwandan civil war is a very good example where America could careless but joined The vietnam war and it messed up President Lyndon Johnson then(70's) or when America went into Somalia(watch the movie: BLACK HAWK DOWN) and left in not in a good note in the early to mid 90's, I still remeber how Americans were complaining then.

President Obama must be taking in all the options and asking other european leaders to get involved, Like the UK, France, Germany, and even Russia(but I doubt they will after the Ukraine fiasco that is currently on-going and a mess, especially after the malaysian air craft that was shot down).

President Obama is doing what he can do in the present time, People need to know also some Americans even disagreed with Obama doing anything which included airstrikes or putting attention on the Ukraine or Gaza fiasco, they wanted thim to concentrate on more domestic issues.

People will always complain about Obama, especially the time he became president when the American economy was a mess and he had to quench two countries(Iraq and Afghanistan) from disaster. When President Obama got elected and he kept to the promise that he will end the Iraq war before his presidency and Americans were happy about this and I feel him sending ground troops will break that promise he made to American people. Air strikes are the best way where he slow doen the crazy ISIS but not start a breeding ground for another war in a country where he said he will end this past summer.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Is The World About To Go To War The Third Time by anonymous6(f): 2:10pm On Sep 06
igbo2011:

Exactly what will we do?

good question, and to me I don't know, I don't think anybody knows but possibly there could be help from outside Africa or Africa has equipped themselves to defend themselves if that happens
Foreign Affairs / Re: Russian Millionaire Throws Paper Planes Made Of Money Into Crowd by anonymous6(f): 2:08pm On Sep 06
Idrismusty97: Lol! cheesy. Poverty na bastards.

funny but sad though
Foreign Affairs / Russian Millionaire Throws Paper Planes Made Of Money Into Crowd by anonymous6(f): 11:48am On Sep 05
Twenty-seven-year-old Russian millionaire Pavel Durov has earned himself plenty of new critics today after it was reported the mogul threw "paper planes" made of money from the windows of his St. Petersburg office into a growing crowd of pedestrians below.

Durov is the CEO of Vkontakte, or "In Contact," Russia's most popular social networking site and considered that country's equivalent to Facebook.

RT.com reports that a growing crowd amassed to collect the 5,000-ruble notes, which are worth about $160 each. However, while Durov reportedly appeared amused by the crowd, he stopped throwing the cash planes from his office window after some spectators appeared to turn violent.

According to RT, Durov took to his Twitter account, writing, "We had to stop soon, though, as people turned into animals."

Still, Durov apparently neglected to take personal responsibility for the response and even promised that "definitely, more such actions are to follow."

At the end of the day, Durov, who is worth an estimated $260 million, apparently tossed down only about $2,000 in cash to the crowd.

This isn't the first unusual public stunt by Durov. He recently published a political manifesto that included his ideas on how to improve Russia's economy. According to Business Insider, two of those ideas include abolishing Russia's national currency and allowing foreign interests to purchase state land.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/russian-millionaire-throws-paper-planes-made-money-crowd-174532847.html
Fashion / Re: Why Wear An Underwear? by anonymous6(f): 2:32am On Sep 05
you need a answer for this question
Culture / Re: Italian Couple Perform Igbo Traditional Wedding Rites by anonymous6(f): 2:26am On Sep 05
Otamayomi1: [color=#990000][/color]
All nigerians.

Some Nigerians are already appreciating their culture and some are not the ones that are not are the ones I am talking about
Foreign Affairs / Re: Is The World About To Go To War The Third Time by anonymous6(f): 2:23am On Sep 05
Missy89:
Yeah.
Apart from North Africa (Which is part of the middle east like you said). South America and Sub-Saharan Africa's contribution would probably be stuffs like: Safe Passage, Raw material supplies etc

Forgot about North Africa, True I agree
Foreign Affairs / Re: Is The World About To Go To War The Third Time by anonymous6(f): 9:09pm On Sep 04
Missy89:

It wont Affect Nigeria like the person rightly said. The economy might shrink but apart from that, Nigeria is irrelevant when it comes to a full scale war.

exactly; North america, Canada, Europe, Russia, Middle East maybe Asia will be in a possible WW3 but Africa & South America I doubt it
Foreign Affairs / Re: Is The World About To Go To War The Third Time by anonymous6(f): 8:56pm On Sep 04
igbo2011: My question is how will Africa defend itself from invaders.

you mean if or when world war 3 comes?
Culture / Re: 18-year Old Beautiful Girl Marries Dog In India (pictures & Video) by anonymous6(f): 1:36am On Sep 04
lmao
Foreign Affairs / Re: Is The World About To Go To War The Third Time by anonymous6(f): 7:29pm On Sep 03
donroxy: The world is just waiting for that one and first mad man to launch the nuke and Gbam, WWIII !!

So true, I just pray I'm out of the crossfire when that mess happens
Foreign Affairs / Re: How Three Students Created Nigeria's Online Jobs Giant - BBC News by anonymous6(f): 7:26pm On Sep 03
donroxy: The dudes have actually contributed to happiness of some companies and families !!

Many Nigerians need to look up to him as a example
Culture / Re: Italian Couple Perform Igbo Traditional Wedding Rites by anonymous6(f): 7:24pm On Sep 03
surprised and amazed; some Nigerians need to appreciate their culture

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Foreign Affairs / Andrew Madoff Son Of Bernard Madoff Dies Of Cancer In NYC by anonymous6(f): 6:00pm On Sep 03
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Andrew Madoff and his brother, Mark, both worked on a trading desk at Bernie Madoff's firm, a side of the business that wasn't directly involved in their father's $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

Bernard Madoff was arrested in December 2008. Almost exactly two years later, Mark Madoff hanged himself by a dog leash on a metal ceiling beam in his Manhattan loft apartment, as his 2-year-old son slept in another room.

"One way to think of this is the scandal and everything that happened killed my brother very quickly," Andrew Madoff told People magazine last year. "And it's killing me slowly."

Andrew Madoff, 48, died at a New York City hospital from mantle cell lymphoma, his attorney Martin Flumenbaum said Wednesday.

He was first diagnosed with the rare form of cancer in 2003 but went into remission. He blamed the relapse on the stress of living with his father's scam. The disease returned in October 2012, and he told People magazine that he felt "blindsided."

Andrew Madoff had served as the chairman of the Lymphoma Research Foundation's board of directors until his father's scheme was revealed.

Funeral arrangements will be private.

http://news.yahoo.com/andrew-madoff-dies-cancer-nyc-152920773.html
Foreign Affairs / Re: ‘yes Means Yes” The New Sex Law Of California by anonymous6(f): 4:46pm On Sep 03
EnlightenedSoul: Instead of pushing outrageous and relatively unenforceable laws, they should properly enforce the laws we already have in place.

Secondly, if they want to curb ra.pe on campus, they should transfer control from the "campus police" (glorified security personnel) to the local law enforcement. I've talked to a "campus officer" I know, and he expressly stated that his job was to make sure the university never got a bad rap. He was expected to sweep such reports under the rug when studies show that few of these crimes get reported as it is.

I know more than one girl who claims to have been ra.ped. One of them claimed that she'd reported it to the campus police only to be advised against pressing charges. Perhaps this "Yes Means Yes" BC was passed with good intentions, but I don't see it changing anything. I guess we'll see how it goes...

c/s 100%

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Culture / Re: Who Really Is ODUDUWA? by anonymous6(f): 4:39pm On Sep 03
Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, and First Suzerain of the Yoruba, was the Oba of Ile-Ife. His name, phonetically written by Yoruba language-speakers as Odùduwà and sometimes contracted as Odudua or Oòdua, is generally ascribed to the ancestral dynasty of Yorubaland due to the fact that he is held by the Yoruba to have been the ancestor of their numerous crowned kings.[1] Following his post-humous deification, he was admitted to the Yoruba pantheon as an aspect of a primordial divinity of the same name.

Oral history of the Oyo-Yoruba recounts the coming of the Oba Oduduwa from the east, sometimes understood by some sources as the "vicinity" of Mecca, but more likely signifying the region of Ekiti and Okun sub-communities in northeastern Yorubaland/central Nigeria. Ekiti is near the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers, and is where the Yoruba language is presumed to have separated from related ethno-linguistic groupings like Igala, Igbo, and Edo.[3]

When Oduduwa arrived ancient Ife, he and his group are believed to have conquered the component communities and to have evolved the palace structure with its effective centralized power and dynasty. Going by the tribal records, he is commonly referred to as the first Ooni of Ife and progenitor of the Yoruba people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oduduwa

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Nigeria Launches National Identity Card Scheme by anonymous6(f): 3:17pm On Sep 03
Canadidacy: New Driving License, New Plate number, new passport, new voters card now new National I.D. Next should bea new Nigeria; a re branded Nigeria of our dream.

lets hope so with no boko haram of course
Foreign Affairs / Re: This Map Shows Which Countries Prefer China Over The USA by anonymous6(f): 3:12pm On Sep 03
I'm not surprised Nigeria is pretty mixed because they don't trust easily so both(USA & China) will be in the same boat to them.
Foreign Affairs / Ebola Affects Bourbon’s Operations As Company Swings To Loss by anonymous6(f): 3:07pm On Sep 03
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is affecting Bourbon SA (GBB)’s operations, the supplier of ships and crew to energy producers said after reporting it swung to a loss in the first half partly on industry cost cutting.

“The mobility of our vessels coming from Nigeria has been restricted by some countries,” Chief Executive Officer Christian Lefevre told reporters. “Vessels coming from Nigeria can’t go directly to Cameroon or Ivory Coast.”

While Bourbon has stopped sending vessels to Nigeria for maintenance, there haven’t been any “significant disruptions” to operations, he said. The company’s Nigerian operations are centered around the southern oil hub of Port Harcourt. The city recorded its first death from the outbreak on Aug. 22.

Bourbon posted a first-half net loss of 4.8 million euros ($6.3 million), after a 14.4 million-euro profit a year earlier, as oil companies cut costs and delay projects, and the ship-supply industry suffers from global overcapacity, the Paris-based company said in a statement.

It fell 3.4 percent to 20.96 euros by 10:14 a.m. in Paris.

“The offshore oil and gas business environment is getting tougher for contractors,” Raymond James analysts wrote in an e-mailed note to investors. Bourbon produced an “uninspiring set of results,” said the analysts, who rate it Underperform.

Growth Forecast

Sales, up 8.9 percent in the half on a “constant” basis, are expected to be at the “lower end” of a full-year growth forecast of 8 percent and 10 percent, Lefevre said. “Offshore markets during the first half of 2014 were affected by a slowdown in activity, partly due to cost reductions by oil and gas companies and delays on some projects,” he said in the statement.

The company, which took delivery of 23 vessels in the half to bring its fleet to 500, has sold and leased back ships to reduce debt. A plan to sell as much as 30 percent of its supply-vessel fleet will continue through next year, Lefevre said.

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa that has sickened more than 3,000 people may infect 20,000 more and cost at least $490 million to curb, according to a World Health Organization plan. Nigeria has reported at least three cases outside Lagos.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-03/bourbon-faces-ebola-damage-in-nigeria-amid-loss-in-first-half.html?cmpid=yhoo
Foreign Affairs / Re: Is The World About To Go To War The Third Time by anonymous6(f): 3:04pm On Sep 03
World war three predictions have been theorized for years and the way the world is going it may happen. It also predicted that it will start from the middle east, no surprise there.
 
 

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