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|Politics / Re: Countries With Smaller GDP Than LAGOS STATE (False Information) by dustydee: 4:58pm On Oct 28|
Many, just like Africa has almost the same GDP as the state of California.
Question should be how does Lagos compare, developmentally, to some of those countries?
|Politics / Re: Amaechi Lied, Jonathan Actually Did Something For Rivers People by dustydee: 5:03pm On Oct 27|
Clerverly:This is Local Government project nah. .
|Politics / Re: Nasarawa Youth Attack Maku, Ewuga, Others, Burn Car by dustydee: 3:31pm On Oct 27|
|NYSC / Re: FG Allocates N500 Daily Feeding Allowance For Corp Members by dustydee: 3:46pm On Oct 23|
Amongst other things revealed, was the N800 million required to enhance the computer registration system in NYSC. The DG also said, the funds would be used to service a “private sector” who would be responsible for the entire online processes as well as installation of registration equipment at all NYSC offices nationwide.Haba! N800m ($5m)? For online portal? This to me is ridiculous. Why do people derive joy in milking Nigerians?
|Car Talk / Re: Pictures: Presidency Officials Now Use Innoson Suv's by dustydee: 11:03pm On Oct 22|
Nothing new here. Remember when Govt at all levels used Peugeot vehicles.
|Politics / Re: Muhammadu Buhari, By Femi Aribisala by dustydee: 3:02pm On Oct 22|
alabiyemmy:Show me, show me.
|Politics / Re: Muhammadu Buhari, By Femi Aribisala by dustydee: 1:59pm On Oct 22|
alabiyemmy:True talk? please show me where Buhari said he took a loan and how much loan he took . . . or you are a liar.
|Politics / Re: Muhammadu Buhari, By Femi Aribisala by dustydee: 1:57pm On Oct 22|
iriferi:I listened to Buhari's comment and he never mentioned that he took any loan. He said he called his bank manager and asked him to honour any cheque from him irrespective of his account balance.
If he took a loan, how much loan did he take? Even if you don't like someone, at least you can speak the truth and say only what you know.
|Religion / Re: Why Does Our Society Frown At Adultery But Normalise Fornication by dustydee: 8:58pm On Oct 20|
bigass:Speak for yourself.
And if two adults are doing what is wrong, you either advise them to stop, pray for them or mind your business.
|Car Talk / Re: Jebba - Mokwa Road. Where are the contractors by dustydee: 12:24pm On Oct 20|
|Politics / Re: Defection: Bianca Ojukwu Lambasts Peter Obi, Shuns Ex-gov In Netherlands by dustydee: 10:36am On Oct 20|
I thought APGA was a branch of the PDP? So why all this talk about betrayal?
|Politics / Re: Tanmites Protesting In Abuja Yesterday After Being Paid 1k Each Instead Of 5k. by dustydee: 8:25am On Oct 20|
The picture you posted doesn't tell us anything. Put a better picture if you expect us to believe you.
|Politics / Re: President Obama Credit Card Declined At A New York City Restaurant by dustydee: 8:52am On Oct 18|
President Barack Obama's credit card was declined at a restaurant in New York City last month, he said.
The last sentence got me thinking about Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: Buhari Took Bank Loan To Purchase APC Nomination Form by dustydee: 5:56pm On Oct 17|
buruike:You have a point. I personally think the amount is too much.
As for others paying for him, they do that, and it is allowed, so as to be able to influence policies should the aspirant win. This happens in the west (I know of the US and UK) and also in Nigeria (Dangote, Pascal Dozie ) and many others are major financiers of the PDP. What would be wrong is to try to please these donors at the expense of the masses. And even if he pays from his pocket, he can recoup the money within a year without dipping his hands into the treasury (even though the president's annual salary is not up to N5m). The allowances that come with the office is enough to cater for someone who is not greedy and extravagant.
I admire your civility and your engaging in intellectual discourse.
|Politics / Re: Buhari Took Bank Loan To Purchase APC Nomination Form by dustydee: 10:14am On Oct 17|
I guess a lot of people have a problem with comprehension so let me break it down.
1. Buhari never mentioned that he took a loan.
2. He said he called his banker to inform him that the nomination forms were ready and if he gets a cheque from him, the cheque should be honoured whether he has sufficient funds or not (which apparently the banker agreed).
For those of you who said he took a loan, how much loan did he take?
In the end, I believe the entire N27.5m was not paid by him but by his supporters. (I reached this conclusion because I don't see any reason why he would sign his own cheque and hand it over to Timipre Silva to present to the National Secretary).
Let's learn to reason before we jump into conclusion(s).
|Politics / Re: No Governor Can Take Credit For Wining Ebola War – Jonathan by dustydee: 11:19pm On Oct 16|
No governor has claimed credit for containing Ebola but we all know who claimed or tried to claim credit for containing the disease before the record was put straight. I am glad the president got the message and has corrected the impression his spin doctors tried to force down our throats.
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|Forum Games / Re: Age Discriminating Optical Illusion by dustydee: 9:20pm On Oct 16|
Still looking for the girl. Someone please trace the outline for me please.
Finally seen it. Since morning.
|Celebrities / Re: Stunning Pictures Of Bianca Ojukwu, Nigerian Ambassador To Spain by dustydee: 1:59pm On Oct 16|
Where are the stunning pictures?
|Politics / Re: 2015: Buhari, APC Woo Okorocha For VP by dustydee: 10:47am On Oct 16|
Obiagelli:This can swing either way going by the current Governor's performance.
As for the VP slot, it would be nice to give it to the SE but there are not many I know who have good leadership qualities. I personally like Ogonnay Onu but don't know much about him. And there's this former minister - Chikelu (Chukwuemeka?) but he belongs to the PDP. So the options are limited. The people of the SE should participate more in the opposition and not put their eggs in one basket. Okorocha, for me, is a no - no.
|Politics / Re: "Horn Free Day": Lagosians, What's The Situation Report At Your Place? by dustydee: 12:00pm On Oct 15|
deor03:I wasn't sure hence my use of the word "MAY". And for the avoidance of doubt, it is actually not an offece.
Flashing headlights: Only flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there. Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users.
|Politics / Re: "Horn Free Day": Lagosians, What's The Situation Report At Your Place? by dustydee: 10:25am On Oct 15|
UnimkeAk:It is very possible sir. The horn was not intended for use the way we use it in Nigeria. In advanced countries, it is a traffic offence to use the horn indiscriminately especially in residential areas. You are only allowed to use the horn to draw the attention of other road users to you if you percieve that they cannot see you and may hit your car(maybe while reversing or entering a road). To say it is not possible is not entirely correct.
|Politics / Re: "Horn Free Day": Lagosians, What's The Situation Report At Your Place? by dustydee: 10:19am On Oct 15|
deor03:In the UK flashing your full light may be a traffic offence - it is seen as intimidating other road users.
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 10:09am On Oct 14|
Atigba:I don't know about Aberdeen but University of Strathclyde's MBA program is very good and not as expensive as some of the "big" schools. check www.strath.ac.uk
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 8:11pm On Oct 13|
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 2:35pm On Oct 13|
goldendraco:Hey! That's my Alma mater. There are lots of Nigerians in Glasgow. I miss that town and the school. Which course are you going for?
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 2:33pm On Oct 13|
kingsilly:I think that is quite expensive. If you must do contract, I usually advice sim only. I think you have a few days to cancel if you wish. I have never used a contract line - currently use vectone- Unlimited data (3GIG), 500 mins (UK and International) and 3000text. All for £10. If you can afford it then you may retain the phone/line otherwise, I see no reason to pay for an over priced gadget. With £200 you can get a decent smartphone.
|Entertainment / Re: Vegetable Seller (iya Alata) Donated Over 50 Million Naira To Charity by dustydee: 9:54pm On Oct 11|
HighBK:Read the story you posted and you'll find the answer to your question.
Let me help you:
The donations included money inherited from her father, royalties from a book written about her and cash prizes for her work. To some people, it might seem like madness to give away most of your wealth.
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 7:19pm On Oct 07|
peteafrik88:ENgineering companies I know that sponsor:
3. Foster Wheeler
7. Jaguar Land rover
And many more
Other companies are:
6. and many more.
Even if it is stated that they require UK/EU citizens, there is no harm in applying as I have heard of a few people who have done that and were sponsored.
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|Business / Re: Audit Report Of Missing NNPC $10.8b Ready Soon, Says Okonjo-iweala by dustydee: 1:18pm On Oct 07|
Nigeria: No money is missing but we are looking for the "missing" money.
phaat:Oh, so $10.8 billion was actually missing? Our leaders, una weldone o!
|Politics / Re: South African Media Confirms Legitimacy Of Nigeria's $9.3m Arms Deal by dustydee: 10:57am On Oct 07|
There's nothing in the article to suggest that the money was legally taken into South Africa. They may have legally taken it out of Nigeria (which is subject to debate and interpretation) but by violating the South African law simply by not informing the authorities makes the deal Illegal.
|Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 11:39am On Oct 06|
For those of you that intend to stay back, please start applying for jobs now. The earlier the better. By december/January, most big companies that sponsor candidates would have filled their graduate intake positions for Septemeber start next year.
I was lucky I got this advise from a recruitment fair early enough. You may want to check these sites as the graduate programs have openned for most companies:
and gradcracker.com - for science and engineering courses.
it may be worthwhile to have your CV reviewed (free) through your career services and rewritten if necessary by professional writers. You can search online for "CV writing services" or "professional cv writers" or use this link ( I used this recently and was the cheapest I could find):
there are others like www.bradleycvs.co.uk/ -
Your major problem, as you will findout, is filling the forms and writing good cover letters. I will advice you utilise your schools' "career services" as they will review your CV, and cover letters and also organise workshops on how to apply for jobs. Also, don't be discouraged because you are going to get many rejections but just keep applying and you may be lucky. (I personally applied to many companies before getting an offer).
I will alos advice that you know what you want - this will help you narrow down the companies to apply to and will also keep you focused.
Wish you all the best.
|Education / Re: Is It Too Late For Me? I Have Made A Very Big Mistake In Choice Of Career. by dustydee: 2:15pm On Oct 03|
I don't think you are far off. If you love electronics engineering as you have said, then you can specialise on that when you are doing your masters. Electronics engineering is a key component of telecoms engineering (circuit design, DSP etc.) As for electrical, it will limit you a bit but there's still something for you even as a telecoms engineer (Satellite power systems, power electronics, etc.). Just concentrate and come out with good grades and you will get a scholarship to study for your masters in electronic engineering. You can check MERIT maststers scholarship - I think it is Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you will see the relationship between electronic and telecommunications engineering. You can the do further research from there. By the way, I am a telecoms Engineer.
See link: http://www.meritmaster.org/
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