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Religion / Re: Why Does Our Society Frown At Adultery But Normalise Fornication by dustydee: 8:58pm On Oct 20
bigass:
When a married man or woman cheats most people will condemn it saying it's wrong to cheat also saying its ungodly and sin. However when two people are dating and are having sex nobody condemns it as sinful or wrong. If Christians/Muslims could accept pre marital sex a norm why then frown at extra marital as if one is a lesser sin. Is going against a marital vow of chastity more important than breaking God's laws.
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
ShenTeh:


Na geisheki. Ina fata ki na lafia lau ko?

I am bery bery haffy walahi. Bery bery haffy to meet a bery viewtipul yariyan on a pederal road thread.

Hab you eba trabelled on zhat Mokwa Road bepore, shege, you will see dipperent sizes op holes. Eh, akoi cooking-fot size, shoe size, bed size and eben swimming fool size. You will see turailers dancing azonto.

Truly, Nijeriya is moobing poorward

shocked shocked grin

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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?

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Politics / Re: Tanmites Protesting In Abuja Yesterday After Being Paid 1k Each Instead Of 5k. by dustydee: 8:25am On Oct 20
@OP,
The picture you posted doesn't tell us anything. Put a better picture if you expect us to believe you.

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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.

"It turned out I guess I don't use it enough," Mr Obama said. "They thought there was some fraud going on."

Fortunately, he said, First Lady Michelle Obama had a credit card on hand and paid for the meal.

Mr Obama told the story at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as he announced new protections for debit cards used to deliver federal benefits.

An estimated 100 million Americans have been affected by identity theft in the past year, including high-profile security breaches at retailers like Target and Home Depot.

"I was trying to explain to the waitress, you know, I really think that I've been paying my bills," Mr Obama said. "Even I'm affected by this."

The US president is paid $400,000 (£250,000) per year, as well as given a non-taxable $50,000 expense account.

The last sentence got me thinking about Nigeria.

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Politics / Re: Buhari Took Bank Loan To Purchase APC Nomination Form by dustydee: 5:56pm On Oct 17
buruike:



Hello!
My main contention isn't about taking the loan or not.
Is about why so much an amount of money.
if you think beyond the means by which the money was secured-either own money or borrowed you ll reason that is only natural and a littl amount of time once he/ whoever gets the post before he recoup back what he's paid for the ticket.
This pushes them to deep more and more into the public purse and farther and farther away m staunch selfless(even if a little) public service that we all need.
Infact let me use your own words-as regard perhaps getting the funds from his supporters.
DON'T YOU THINK THE MORE HE SECURES FUNDS FROM SO CALLED PERSONAL AGENDALED (if i may use that)SUPPORTERS,THE MORE POCKETS HE HAS TO FILL IF HE EVENTUALLY GETS THERE.

Bickering not intended pls.So just saying I might not be inclined to counter-respond in future Inrrespective of what anyone deem to comment.
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).

Thank you.

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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. cry
UPDATE:
Finally seen it. Since morning. cheesy
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 is how the states will vote come 2015

7. Benue - Goodluck
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 agree on the intimidation part but flashing of full light is NOT a traffic offence anywhere in the UK
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:
Driving without a horn is not possible anywhere.
Make 1 mumu danfo come scratch my G55 wagon..
The devil is a liar.

Which kind mumu idea b diz frm brain dead pple.
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:


It is possible. I drive for days in Lagos without horning

Flashing of full light is more effective

Horn is actually for prompting animals and extreme cases
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
goldendraco:


Okay. What course did you study there
CCDSP

Atigba:
Please I need help....can someone kindly recommend a university for me in Abadeen Scotland for MBA programme, a university their tuition is not outrageous and again I heard some universities request English proficiency test from international students,am looking for one that recognized naija as an English speaking country. Thanks
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
goldendraco:


Really, that's nice smiley. Am studying Advanced Computer Science - MSc.

When did you finish
Cool. 2012.
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 2:35pm On Oct 13
goldendraco:
Hi all, anybody here studying in university of strathclyde or in Glasgow, arrived here yesterday and got to say, it's cold and wet more than how I thought it would be. And I have not seen plenty black people and it's making me feel lonely.
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:


Was quite straight forward..just went to THREE office said I want iphone on contract..she just collect my details like passport address nd my Barclay card details..£100 upfront nd £45 monthly..iphone6......dazall
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:


But how has a woman with such a modest profession accumulated so much money to give away in the first place?

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:


Please, any pointers to some companies that my be willing to sponsor. I am a frequent user of Targrt jobs, been getting emails with graduate opportunities but most of these companies still write iy boldĺy that they dont sponsor. I going to one job gairs at the University of London hosted by Target jobs. I hope I get on the useful info I am searching for...
ENgineering companies I know that sponsor:
1. BP
2. Woodgroup
3. Foster Wheeler
4. Petrofac
5. BT
6. Rolls-Royce
7. Jaguar Land rover
8. Arup
9. Atkins
And many more
Other companies are:
1. Accenture
2. EY
3. KPMG
4. Pwc
5.Deloitte
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:
According to the minister, “initially it was $48 billion, then $20 billion, but the figure we have always had is $10.8 billion.

Oh, so $10.8 billion was actually missing? undecided 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.

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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:
targetjobs.co.uk/
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):

http://secure.cvcentre.co.uk/ref/81460

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.

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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
@ yissi
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. cheesy


See link: http://www.meritmaster.org/

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Family / Re: Why Do Some Christians Condemn Divorcing A Cheating Partner. by dustydee: 4:28pm On Oct 02
Caseless2: If you've vowed that you'll stick together for better for worse , i dont know why ordinary cheating should call for divorce of one's partner.
Does the vow also include "forsaking all others" ?

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Politics / Re: REVEALED: How I Made My Money, Fathered 30 Children - Atiku by dustydee: 3:20pm On Oct 02
20pounds: Hmmmm He made money and fathered 30 children? That's cool cool. No wonder he wants to be in government by all means. The kids need to be taken care of.


Each time Atiku tries to sound smart, he ends up disgracing himself. He mortgaged his salary for 5 years to build a house? What was he living on before tenants started paying?
Sir, do you know the meaning of mortgage? It means he has to pay back part of the loan monthly for a specified number of years.
Business / Re: Ghana Plans To Export Electricity To Nigeria by dustydee: 2:17pm On Oct 02
This may not be entirely true as Ghana has its own electricity crisis.
That picture though undecided The photographer should have taken another shot.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: How To Spot A Bad Boss During A Job Interview by dustydee: 11:22am On Oct 02
Vanellope: Horrible bosses are too common in the workplace. In fact, one out of five workers have had a bad boss.

When searching for a new job, it’s important to find one you’ll enjoy and a boss who is a pleasure to work for. While it’s not always easy to have the best of both worlds, there are a few warning signs of a bad boss you can spot during a job interview:

1. They arrive late to the job interview without notice.

When a manager shows up late to an interview without informing you, you’re probably safe to assume he doesn’t value your time. Additionally, this behavior might be a sign the manager doesn’t enjoy his job.

2. They display poor body language.

Is the manager constantly watching the clock? Did they avoid making eye contact with you during the interview? This type of negative body language is a strong sign that the manager isn’t interested in performing the job interview.

3. They ask illegal interview questions.

If a manager asks questions about your religion, credit history, or marital status, it’s a good sign the manager isn’t trained on ethical interview practices.

4. They ask simple interview questions.

A good manager asks interview questions that challenge candidates to showcase their expertise. However, if the manager asks questions they could find answers to in your resume or cover letter, it’s a sign they’re not putting effort into learning about your experience.

5. They lack a clear vision for the company.

Does the manager have a difficult time explaining the company’s mission or culture? It could be a sign they don’t know what’s going on within their own company.

6. Their office is extremely disorganized.

Do you walk into the office and there are messy piles of papers left and right? Does everything just seem cluttered? If a manager can’t gain control of his office, it might be a sign he doesn’t have control of his team.

7. They won’t tell you why the last employee left.

During the job interview, it’s OK to ask about employee turnover. However, if the manager refuses to answer your question or makes a rude remark, it might be a sign that the company isn’t a good place to work for.

8. They can’t answer your questions about the position.

If you constantly stump the manager with questions about the position or company, it’s a good sign he's not very engaged with his work.

9. They display red flags of previous bosses you’ve had.

Although it’s important to go into each job interview with an open mind, you want to be aware of familiar characteristics of a bad boss.

For example, does the manager seem scatter-brained during the job interview? This characteristic might remind you of a previous boss you had who was disorganized and failed to lead your old team.

10. They can’t tell you how you’d fit into the organization.

If you ask the manager what goals they’d have for you once hired and they can’t provide a response, it’s a good sign that the position you applied for isn’t a priority for them.

What are some ways you’ve spotted a bad boss during a job interview?
Another one agian.
OP, the least you could do is to acknowledge the source of this information. It is wrong for you to quote someone's work verbatim and not acknowledge them - that is called stealing or plagiarism.


https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140930113457-10999323-how-to-spot-a-bad-boss-during-a-job-interview
http://www.gilmorepartners.com/content/article/how-spot-bad-boss-during-job-interview

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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: 5 Job Interview Questions You Should Ask by dustydee: 11:17am On Oct 02
insidifyguru:

Thank you so much for this.

Kindly follow this thread http://www.nairaland.com/1904750/5-job-interview-questions-should#26334134.

I hope that settles your question on whether I have 'any' integrity or not. Thanks again. #Insidify
So add the link to this thread. Also someone "thanked" you for the writeup and you failed to inform him/her that it is not your original work given that it had no source.
Anyway, add the source to this this thread so others will know it is not your intellectual work. Thank you.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: 5 Job Interview Questions You Should Ask by dustydee: 7:15am On Oct 02
insidifyguru: The interview process (the oral phase) is usually dreaded by not a few job seekers. Most times, applicants are qualified for the position being sought for but the interviewer, upon meeting them, is unable to match the person on paper with the person in front of him/her.

Job seekers need to understand that as much as they are being interviewed, they can also do an interview for the interviewer! I know this may sound alien and impracticable especially considering the peculiarities of the Nigerian job industry, but it is not.

Here are 5 questions that you should make certain to ask before your interview is over.

1. What skills and experiences would make me an ideal candidate? This is a great open-ended question that will have the interviewer put his/her cards on the table and state exactly what the employer is looking for. If the interviewer mentions something you didn't cover yet, now is the time.

2. What have you enjoyed most about working here? This question allows the interviewer to connect with you on a more personal level, sharing his/her feelings. The answer will also give you unique insight into how satisfied (or otherwise) people are with their jobs, here. If the interviewer is pained to come up with an answer to your question, it is a big red flag.

3. Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications? I love this question because it is gutsy. Also, you'll show that you're confident in your skills and abilities.

4. Who previously held this position? This seemingly straightforward question will tell you whether that person was promoted or fired or if he/she quit or retired. That, in turn, will provide a clue to whether there's a chance for advancement, employees are unhappy, the place is in turmoil, or the employer has workers around your age.

5. What is the next step in the process? This is the essential last question and one you should definitely ask. It shows that you're interested in moving along in the process and it invites the interviewer to tell you how many people are in the running for the position. With luck, the answer will be "there's no next step, you're hired!"

Do you have an upcoming interview or you know a friend or acquaintance who does? Why don't you put these questions to work or share with the friend.

insidifyguru:

Thank you for your kind words Nielbaba.
Again, I (and others) have said it here, always give credit to the original author. What you have done by not crediting the original source is stealing.

10 Questions You Might Ask In a Job Interview

Here are 10 interview questions you could ask, and why:

1. What skills and experiences would make an ideal candidate? This is a great open-ended question that will have the interviewer put his or her cards on the table and state exactly what the employer is looking for. If the interviewer mentions something you didn’t cover yet, now is your chance.

2. What is the single largest problem facing your staff and would I be in a position to help you solve this problem? This question not only shows that you are immediately thinking about how you can help the team, it also encourages the interviewer to envision you working at the position.
3. What have you enjoyed most about working here? This question allows the interviewer to connect with you on a more personal level, sharing his or her feelings. The answer will also give you unique insight into how satisfied people are with their jobs there. If the interviewer is pained to come up with an answer to your question, it’s a big red flag.

4. What constitutes success at this position and this firm or nonprofit? This question shows your interest in being successful there, and the answer will show you both how to get ahead and whether it is a good fit for you.

5. Do you have any hesitations about my qualifications? I love this question because it’s gutsy. Also, you’ll show that you’re confident in your skills and abilities.

6. Do you offer continuing education and professional training? This is a great positioning question, showing that you are interested in expanding your knowledge and ultimately growing with the employer.

7. Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with? Notice how the question is phrased; it assumes you will get the job. This question also tells you about the people you will interact with on a daily basis, so listen to the answer closely.

8. What can you tell me about your new products or plans for growth? This question should be customized for your particular needs. Do your homework on the employer’s site beforehand and mention a new product or service it’s launching to demonstrate your research and interest. The answer to the question will give you a good idea of where the employer is headed.

9. Who previously held this position? This seemingly straightforward question will tell you whether that person was promoted or fired or if he/she quit or retired. That, in turn, will provide a clue to whether: there’s a chance for advancement, employees are unhappy, the place is in turmoil or the employer has workers around your age.

10. What is the next step in the process? This is the essential last question and one you should definitely ask. It shows that you’re interested in moving along in the process and invites the interviewer to tell you how many people are in the running for the position.

Now it is not too late to acknowledge the source of the information you have copied and pasted here (that is if you have any integrity).

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2014/06/18/10-job-interview-questions-you-should-ask/
Business / Re: Why Linda Ikeji Makes More Money Than Nairaland by dustydee: 3:45pm On Oct 01
GeneralShepherd:

Hello dustydee, please I need to ask you a few questions because I just started my msc in engineering in the Uk. Please
Sure. You can ask on the UK students' thread and tag me.
Family / Re: Agony Of Monogamy by dustydee: 3:44pm On Oct 01
How does polygamy stop a man from looking outside? Having said that, I am not convinced the Bible teaches monogamy. Not all men (and their spouse and children) can handle the troubles of polygamy. I will highly recommend one man, one wife.

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