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|Fashion / Re: A Nigerian Model Falls As She Catwalks In Lagos by ekwah(m): 12:49am On Apr 27|
Make mods do something about this thread na. This is very misleading!
I wouldn't expect to see such blatant lies on the front page... except if the Mods are daft- as in dem no know who the real Naomi Campbell be?
|Sports / Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia (4 - 2): Semi-Final U-17 AFCON On Wednesday 24 April 2013 by ekwah(m): 5:20pm On Apr 24|
our boys need to cooperate more up front...
|Sports / Re: Nigeria Vs Tunisia (4 - 2): Semi-Final U-17 AFCON On Wednesday 24 April 2013 by ekwah(m): 5:16pm On Apr 24|
mehn see dem boyz making me proud
|Family / Re: Married Men: Who's Your Next Of Kin And Why? by ekwah(m): 5:00pm On Apr 24|
As one who lost his dad at a very early age/saw the kinda troubles my mum went through in the hands of my dad's relatives, I would make my next of Kin my Kids.
|Education / Re: Banky W To Speak At Oxford University Conference by ekwah(m): 12:31pm On Apr 24|
The dude has a good education naw.... an Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute according to wikipedia.
Carry go HEADboy na God put you there jorr
|Family / Re: Why Do Men Think Women's Lives Cannot Go On Without Marriage? by ekwah(m): 4:35pm On Apr 22|
You are such a... I wish I have time to really reply this very silly post....
The importance of the institution of marriage can't be overemphasized. I completely support the promotion of women's rights in a masculist society like Nigeria's, but this very horrid picture of a master-slave relationship that you've painted makes absolutely no sense. Marriage isn't supposed to be a smooth-sail journey in the first place. it is completely the responsibility of the parties involved to set whatever rules that work for themselves. We all claim that we need freedom but seek companionship/love over everything else at the end of the day. Men too have their own pressures so think well and not type such BS next time you want to attack marriage as an institution.
All these girls wey no dey analyze things critically before they jump to conclusions sef... allowing your self to be brainwashed by what you see in western media would be very disastrous. Our society functions differently from theirs...
don't type this nonsense next time please.
|Technology Market / Nigerian Wizman At MIT Devotes Energy To His Fellow Nigerians! 8) by ekwah(m): 4:48pm On Apr 18|
copied verbatim from:
Like many Nigerians, MIT graduate student Chidube Ezeozue grew up frustrated by his nation’s erratic electrical grid.
“Electrical outages are a huge problem in Nigeria,” says Ezeozue, who is pursuing dual master’s degrees in MIT’s Technology and Policy Program and in electrical engineering and computer science. “The outages really interrupt everyday life.”
Nigeria’s supply of electricity is severely limited, resulting in rolling outages: Power is cut off every few hours and redirected to neighborhoods that were previously in the dark. While Nigerians know to expect these power cuts, they rarely know when the outages will happen, or how long they will last.
PHOTO: ALLEGRA BOVERMAN
Since coming to MIT in 2011, Ezeozue — who received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nigeria in 2008, followed by three years of work at a software startup — has created an app, with his brother, that crowdsources information about Nigerian power outages. With the app, called NepaSituation, people living in Nigeria can report outages. This data, when merged into an algorithm developed by Ezeozue, can help Nigerians predict when power outages may strike their neighborhoods, and how long those outages might last.
“With over 100 million cell phones in Nigeria, we knew it was an important resource we could tap into,” Ezeozue says. “It took a while to come up with this algorithm, because the outages are pretty randomized, and the app is only as good as the number of people who enter outage data.”
But Ezeozue has delved into more than just tracking the problem: He is also working to address Nigeria’s chronic energy shortage.
“I started a company that is working to provide solar electricity to businesses and families at zero upfront cost,” Ezeozue says. The company, SolarKobo, was recently funded by a seed grant from MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, where Ezeozue is a fellow.
“Nigeria has plenty of solar energy available … for as low as $25 a month, we can make this resource available to those who are interested,” Ezeozue adds.
When he is not working toward the betterment of his homeland, Ezeozue researches machine learning and prediction algorithms in the research group of Una-May O’Reilly, a principal research scientist in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
“We are trying to use medical data, such as blood-pressure levels, to improve patient care,” Ezeozue says. “We observe states that patients’ [blood] pressure goes through and eventually we can predict what state they will go to. These predictions help doctors determine what to expect next.”
Ezeozue is also passionate about education. Along with other Nigerian students at MIT, Ezeozue has started two initiatives to encourage students in Nigeria to pursue higher education outside the country.
In one of these initiatives, which is aimed at high school students, Ezeozue and Chika Ugboh, an MIT chemical engineering student, bought preparatory materials and paid for a few students in one Nigerian school to take the SAT. While this pilot, which was launched in 2011, was not an unequivocal success, Ezeozue says, “We learned that simply providing the materials isn’t enough — it has to be accompanied by mentoring and training.” He and Ugboh are now working to assess how these Nigerian students learn best.
The second of these initiatives is aimed at Nigerian undergraduates: Working through their own networks in Nigeria, Ezeozue and other MIT graduate students are encouraging Nigerian undergraduates who might be interested in postgraduate study abroad.
“The goal is to build a generation of highly educated Nigerians who will hopefully go back to build a better Nigeria,” Ezeozue says. “I plan to eventually go back to Nigeria.”
For now, after graduating from MIT in June, Ezeozue will remain in Cambridge, working as a software engineer for Google.
Check out solarkobo.com proudly Nigerian
|Religion / Re: TB Joshua Prophesied The Boston Marathon Explosions Since January by ekwah(m): 10:18pm On Apr 17|
It would make perfect sense if most of the comments here against T.B Joshua came from non-christians...
I see absolutely nothing wrong in what he said in the video. As a christian I believe in prophesy, whether it's for good or bad. Non of us is in the position to judge this man. Only God knows, so I would advise that people should atleast show some sense in the comments they post about him. There's a huge differences between constructive criticism of men of God and sheer stupidity. daz all.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 2 Explosions At Boston Marathon: Terrorists Attack? by ekwah(m): 11:08pm On Apr 15|
visit here for updates from the whiteHouse
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 2 Explosions At Boston Marathon: Terrorists Attack? by ekwah(m): 9:37pm On Apr 15|
Good lawd! Keep us safe! Boko boys are on the spree in Naija and then another set of animals are on rampage in Boston again?
|Politics / Re: Fashola Puts Country’s Woes On Leaders’ Poor Education by ekwah(m): 7:57pm On Apr 15|
e be like say some nairalanders no sabi english sha:
The performance of the nation’s economy is a function of the quality of education those managing it received.”
|Politics / Re: Fashola Puts Country’s Woes On Leaders’ Poor Education by ekwah(m): 7:51pm On Apr 15|
Symphony007: What sort of rubbish is this man saying? Because he is a "charge and bail" lawyer. Olusegun obasanjo did'nt have much education but he led this country out of massive debt that plagued us after the military regimes. Winston churchill was a dullard but today he is britain's greatest leader ever. I can go on forever. So let this stop making factually in accurate comments! And the press never calls him out for it.
That's not the point. It's really easy to call out the so-called 'achievements' of the government... but how have the poor
in Nigeria fared over the years? Not much progress has been made. We need pesin wey dey sound both intellectually/ in leadership skills to run things for this country. As far as I am concerned, most of our past leaders do not fit into this category at all.They all came into power through some sort of military connection.. Fashola made sense here. daz all.
|Politics / Re: Fashola Puts Country’s Woes On Leaders’ Poor Education by ekwah(m): 7:48pm On Apr 15|
OMG this man said what has been on my mind for long...
check out Nigeria's leaders since the 70's: Mostly ex Military officers who ended up in military schools after their high school education I guess? We haven't had a proper/ very well educated Nigerian rule this country yet...
|Politics / Re: Dangote To Open $8bn Oil Refinery by ekwah(m): 5:02am On Apr 14|
KingPradas: Another way for the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. This guy will monopolise the oil industry. Greedy Man
while some people are here cursing, Dangote is busy chopping . Ride on sir, nobody dey ya level for dis country at all.
Meanwhile I implore you to check the meaning of greedy sharp sharp. Olodo
|Romance / Re: Dating A 27 Year Old Virgin Is Frustrating by ekwah(m): 9:59pm On Apr 12|
Harvard-grad are you actually a Harvard-grad? Your reasoning sounds really below par to me. Which kind nonsense thread be dis
Complaining on a public forum that you babe is a virgin? You are a BIG FOOL.
|Forum Games / Re: The Biggest April Fool Trick You Played On Someone? by ekwah(m): 4:55pm On Apr 01|
Called my mum and told her that I had been in police custody for two days and really needed her help; the officers seized my phone and that I had barely eaten in the last two days. I explained that I was arrested because I was involved in a fracas with Fashola's eldest son ( I didn't know he was his son) at a party in Lagos... Omo see reaction!! Mama wan begin cry and hala until I had to end the show out of fear that she might collapse from da shock! It was fun o.
|Politics / Re: Why Do Some Nigerians Fly Isreali Flag In Nigeria by ekwah(m): 4:36pm On Apr 01|
My brother, our people die from a lack of understanding/knowledge of very basic things. No be only land wey dey flow with "Milk and Honey.", Akamu/koko, ogogoro and otapiapia for follow flow too.
|Politics / Re: Why Do Some Nigerians Fly Isreali Flag In Nigeria by ekwah(m): 4:34pm On Apr 01|
Ngwakwe: I fly Israeli flag in my fleets.
oya keep on rocking the flag na! Lemme see whether the real jews won't burn you at the stakes if you try nonsense for their country. Mtcheew no be only adopted country. so many comedians dey for this nairaland.
|Religion / Re: Patrick Obahiagbon's Easter Message To Nigerians! by ekwah(m): 4:18am On Apr 01|
He combines English and Italian words?
|Family / Re: Can You Allow Tribal Marks On Your Kid. by ekwah(m): 7:43pm On Mar 30|
Lakayana: this has got nothing to do with dumping your culture the only thing that is constant is change we do not need tribal marks as a means of identification. If you want to do the proper tribal whatever you might as well go back to living in caves.
This is the main reason why I decided to post first! Having Tribal marks is NOT backwards!
So stopping the use of tribal marks is part of modernization for you SMH
|Family / Re: Can You Allow Tribal Marks On Your Kid. by ekwah(m): 7:09pm On Mar 30|
Coldfeet: I love mine!!!!!! The igbo tribal marks ain't ugly or disfiguring!! And I got it at age 6! Remember the day so well! Well only my boys have them just a tiny one beside each eye same as me and they love it.
no mind all these people wey dey yan dust for here jor.
|Family / Re: Can You Allow Tribal Marks On Your Kid. by ekwah(m): 7:06pm On Mar 30|
kulyie: abi o,i wonder too o my sister 8-)
tell me what the difference is Must tribal marks appear on the face? My aunts have pretty nice-looking tribal marks on their arms.
what in the world is wrong with having tribal marks?
|Family / Re: Can You Allow Tribal Marks On Your Kid. by ekwah(m): 3:59pm On Mar 30|
As one with deep respect for my cultural heritage, I see absolutely no reason why the possibility of having tribal marks on my kids shouldn't be there. I really don't understand why some people here say 'over my dead body' as if it were some nasty crime or something. Tribal marks are cool if u don't over-do it. End of discussion!
All these peeps wey dey dump their cultures for something else.
|Education / Re: Is Mathematics Really Important? by ekwah(m): 4:33am On Mar 28|
Me sef dey always wonder this issue oh. I use to feel addition, subtraction, division and multiplication are simply the basic arithmetic dat we should know. Shikena! Shey i wan dey do bearing, longitude and latitude for bank ni?? Or i wan dey solve logarithm and indices for goverment office?? Ok..seriously, my comment may sound like dat of a lay man..but thats simply the fact. Though i didn't hate math in sec sch, i never failed it. But now, i suddenly developed hatred for it in the uni..it doesn't have anything to do with my course anyway. So when we had to do introductory math in 100L and 200L, i hated it with a passion mehn! I tot whats the phucking use??for pete's sake i'm in political sci department?! Duh!??
ahn ahn! which one be your own sef? Mathematics sharpens analytical skills. Your ability to grasp and play with complex math problems makes almost other subjects you learn relatively easier as it helps you analyze/think through concepts rigorously.
Gotcha love math o. na d only way to go be dat.
|Celebrities / Re: Pero Adeniyi Spotted In Lagos by ekwah(m): 12:45am On Mar 28|
dem go chop your respect? Abeg make I hear word jorr. Pero born more! and Tubaba carry go jorr fire burn haterz!
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|Education / Re: 18 Lecturers Nabbed For Admission Racketeering by ekwah(m): 8:45pm On Mar 26|
They should go to all public Nigerian Universities and see.
Most of our professors have no moral right to point fingers at politicians as far as corruption
is concerned; they all belong to the same ugly boat.
I have three friends who labored VERY HARD and scored above 60 in P. UTME/above 250 in JAMB, but were given
LIBRARY SCIENCE instead of something similar-at the very least- to what they applied for; Medicine and Surgery. Now those my guys dey Poly dey hustle to get HND for Laboratory Technology.
The generations of Nigerians from 1930-1960 failed this country! And the current trend with the generations after leave us with no hope.
Monkey dey work, baboon dey chop. God dey.
|Family / Re: House Chores You Hated While Growing-Up by ekwah(m): 6:11pm On Mar 26|
|Family / Re: House Chores You Hated While Growing-Up by ekwah(m): 5:02am On Mar 26|
mehn I worked like I donkey, but I now appreciate the skills I acquired back then especially my cooking skills.
I was the eldest in the House. Popsy would keep his shirts for me to wash every now and then.
Mumsy was a petty trader (Akara na'im she dey sell) so I always had to come back early from school, take stuff down to
our sales joint and then fry yams and potatoes until she showed up.
In addition, I would go back home and start preparing dinner since mumsy would always be at her sales joint at that time.
She also sold 'taliya' (home made Hausa-style spaghetti) at a secondary school every morning and I was in charge of making those every freaking evening!
I haven't even mentioned bathing my younger ones, cleaning the home, doing dishes... the list goes on.
Those days were the worst, but now I am an OGA AT THE TOP No more House chores as it's now my younger ones' turn.
|Celebrities / Re: Photos Of Peter Okoye's Son, Cameron by ekwah(m): 11:05pm On Mar 25|
what does cameron even mean? Is that an Igbo name
It's high time Nigerians stop all these meaningless names they give to their kids.
Your culture is your pride.
The pikin fine sha.
|Politics / Re: Did Chinua Achebe Actually Do Anything To Promote Development In Nigeria? by ekwah(m): 1:32am On Mar 24|
Ada Nri1: when you want to talk fair, also mention some of the things that are utterly disgusting that some yourubas have said here. Don't be a 1 sided umpire, your partiality can be smelt from miles away. Btw, this happens only on nl so it'll do you well to totally ignore them. Some even have yoruba fathers and igbo mothers and vice versa, I know 4 of them here
wow you don't get the point do you? What is Yourba? What is Igbo? What's Hausa? What's Igala?
Each is just a name representing a cultural group, with individuals who have VERY different qualities/ways of doing things.
The stupidity of the posts made here are a function of the author's qualities and NOT his/her tribe! shikena!
I only highlighted some of the foolish statements one of my friends made in the past as an example of how silly people can be! I am not an ethnic bigot= God forbid. Focus on the main point I am trying to make and not on the least important things like the examples that I chose to highlight; whether it was made by an Igbo or Yoruba is NOT of any importance to me.
|Politics / Re: Did Chinua Achebe Actually Do Anything To Promote Development In Nigeria? by ekwah(m): 1:23am On Mar 24|
bittyend: May God destroy those who amalgamated Nigeria in their graves!!! Amen
shut your dirty mouth up! Go home and think. You and I are Nigeria's problems. Disintegration solves NOTHING when the people continue to exhibit the same terrible qualities.
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