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|Culture / Re: What Is Your Perception Of Nigerians With Twisted Accents Or Phonation? by Wallie(m): 9:42pm On Mar 07|
Wouldn't the end result end up being the same? Certain pronunciations are unique to the US. The Brits think we pronounce syllables that are not there and we think they talk funny.
Here's a few American pronunciations -
Interview = Innerview
International = Innernational
Picked = Pikt
Hoped = Houpt
Raced = Rast
Can we get it? = Kwee geddit?
909-5068 = näi nou näin, fäi vo sick sate
|Culture / Re: What Is Your Perception Of Nigerians With Twisted Accents Or Phonation? by Wallie(m): 6:47pm On Mar 07|
A lot of people with misplaced aggression on this thread! I speak with an accent and I'm also proud of my heritage. I echo the same sentiments as some of the people commenting that due to our penchant for pronouncing every single character in a word, you have no choice but to re-learn your pronunciations because you will be asked to repeat yourself over and over again. Moreover, if you spend a significant amount of time with people that speak differently, you’re bound to hear and speak like them. Your accent will start to change when you start to hear and differentiate the way people around you speak.
I remember talking to my boss about two decades ago, and I had to say the word "fuel," I must have repeated myself 5 times and he still did not understand me until I spelled the word. You should see how everybody busted out laughing!
By the way, in Nigeria we say "fu.el" but it is pronounced "fyu.l" here in the states.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 5:39pm On Mar 06|
ralph1983: I just saw the ad for the product research analyst. I hope the position is still available as i believe i am an ideal candidate. The areas of interest that i have a flair for is cryptography, database and management information systems. I also would like to show you a sample of my thesis on cybercrime in the nigerian industrial sector. If the position is still available please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe later as I have too many applicants for now.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 5:37pm On Mar 06|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: U.S. Imposes Visa Ban On Some Russian & Ukrainian Officials by Wallie(m): 5:31pm On Mar 06|
What most of you fail to realize is that if Russia acts with such impunity and the US does nothing, it will confirm Iran’s fear of giving up their nuclear ambition. If Iran becomes nuclear powered what do you think their arch enemy, the Saudis, will do? Chances of a nuclear accident/attack greatly increase with the number of countries that are nuclear powered. Fukushima, Japan and Chernobyl, Ukraine are still suffering from radiation leak.
Don't you think nuclear sites present a great target to all the crazy suicide bombers?
Ukraine was the world’s third-largest nuclear power but it gave up thousands of nuclear warheads in return for a 1994 promise from the U.S. and Russia not to use force or threaten military action against the newly independent nation. Do you think if Ukraine still has its nuclear power, Putin will continue on his current course?
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Russia Warns US Could 'reduce To Zero' by Wallie(m): 10:51pm On Mar 04|
OK. Show me another country that can be within anyone's door step within hours then I'll agree that the military expenditure is a ruse.
Take a look at the link below and tell me what you think:
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Russia Warns US Could 'reduce To Zero' by Wallie(m): 10:29pm On Mar 04|
If year over year, a particular country with accountability is spending more money on defense than all other countries combined they must have something to show for it. Russia is dangerous, no doubt, but they would be silly to confront the US head on military unless they’re ready to destroy the world.
Do you guys in Nigeria advocating for war think you will be safe if a Nuclear war breaks out between the US and Russia? It will be the end of the world as we know it because even if the blast does not kill you, the radiation poisoning will. If nuclear war is out of the question, the Russia will collapse within a few months in a head-on fight.
Anyway, Russia won't do anything silly and all that economic talk is crap. Show me anything that remotely shows that they have the power to do anything other than stop gas supply to Europe!
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 7:09pm On Feb 27|
Alora lord: Please, will there be a 2nd batch? Im sure ive what u need. *winks*
I think so.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 7:05pm On Feb 27|
I have quite a bit of applications to go through because I'm also hiring for different positions over here. People who applied without stating a technical area that they're interested in are not making it any easier!
I will be sending out a set of instructions for a loosely-timed “test” designed to help me narrow the field of applicants.
Things needed to carry out the instructions:
2. Web browser
3. Internet access
4. Microsoft Excel or any other application that functions the same
|Politics / Re: PRESIDENCY'S PLOT TO LINK SANUSI WITH BOKO HARAM EXPOSED BY HACKER [PHOTOS] by Wallie(m): 3:28pm On Feb 27|
Law prince: Presidential Aide, Reno Omokri Busted In A Smear Campaign To Link Sanusi Lamido With Boko Haram.
1. Is he trying to say that BH's menace wasn't on the rise before February 20th?
How about the 19 people killed at the fake checkpoint on October 20, 2013?
How about the 40 students from the College of Agriculture in the town of Gujba in Yobe state that were killed on Sept 30, 2013?
2. If the president knew of Sanusi’s purported link to Mutallab and/or Islamic militants, why was he nominated to the CBN to be part of his administration?
|Politics / Re: Boko-Haram Kill 40 Students In Yobe by Wallie(m): 5:12pm On Feb 25|
I get so pissed off when people say that! Are they telling me that they will see someone molesting their family right in front of them and they will stand there and just say "let God handle it"? Are they saying that there's never a reason to fight back?
The only time we should ever leave anything to God is when we cannot identify or reach the person that wronged us! Even if I cannot fight you, you better believe I’m bringing the police, soldiers, and/or area boys to take revenge! After I’m satisfied, we will both ask God for forgiveness!
|Politics / Re: Boko-Haram Kill 40 Students In Yobe by Wallie(m): 5:02pm On Feb 25|
To BH supporters or anybody that sympathizes with them:
Is the killing of over 40 innocent kids in the name of religion? Is the religion Islam or BH’s incarnation of Islam? Either way, I pray that Shekau gets captured alive and tortured until he dies but a doctor should be on standby to revive him. Once he becomes conscious and lucid, the torture should start again until he dies and then revived. He should be toured and revived 40 times to account for the dead.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Military Outgunned By Boko Haram, Says Governor by Wallie(m): 5:54pm On Feb 18|
No. We do have satellites that can monitor "very slow changing events". You can see changes over time.
By the way, I think the solution to BH is simple but implementing it...
1. Cut off funding for BH. By far, this is the most effective single solution because those fighters need money to survive and also to replace or get new weapons. Weapons require bullets once fired and money to replenish them (although they seem to be getting it for free when soldiers take to their heels abandoning their weapons).
2. Make BH the enemy of the people.
3. Give people reasons to prefer life and want to live.
4. Invest in more military hardware like drones that can monitor large scale movements and hover for longer periods of time. They need a lot more than single digit numbers that they currently have.
5. Try to seal the boarder as much as possible.
6. Create state police with special anti-terrorism squads. Local police force will be more knowledgeable about foreigners in their midst. The military will also need all the help that they can get.
7. Better trained soldiers including a fast reaction unit with proper equipment.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Military Outgunned By Boko Haram, Says Governor by Wallie(m): 5:16pm On Feb 18|
Idoma Likita: ...
I think you need a dose of reality in your posts…
1. Nigeria have launched 5 satellites, (NigeriaSat-1, NigeriaSat-2, NigeriaSat-X, NigComSat-1, NigComSat-1R), none of which is capable of doing anything more than monitoring very slow changing events or internet communication. Do you think you can just have any satellite monitor a specific location on earth? Are you aware that earth rotates? What do you think military differentiates strong countries from weaker ones?
2. With what money and what’s going to stop BH from just cutting through the fence? If you response is sniper towers, how effective is the sniper tower now? Where are you going to put the towers and do you think BH is silly enough not to shoot it down with a rocket launcher, which they seem to have a lot of?
3. With what money and technology?
4. Relocate to where exactly? How are they going to be housed and fed? Where’s the money going to come from?
8. I highly doubt that the Generals are incompetent; they’re just ill equipped to fight.
9. Defense alliances with Pakistan and Yemen, and not the US? Lol…who do you think is fighting the terrorists in those countries?
Lastly, it is believable that BH is better equipped than the military, especially when talking about small to medium caliber weapons, due to the prevalence of war in countries with porous boarders. Where do you think the weapons and soldiers used in Libya, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Sudan, etc will end up? There are a lot of heavily armed mercenaries in Africa looking for their next paycheck.
Nigeria needs to buckle up, now more than ever, because BH is here to stay and subduing them will require ungodly amount of resources that is currently being siphoned.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 2:39pm On Feb 12|
The application period is now closed. Applications are no longer accepted. To the hundred or so applicants, you'll be notified over the next few weeks if selected for an interview.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 3:00pm On Feb 11|
The application period is 24-hours away from coming to a close!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity! This is a perfect part-time or full-time position for someone that wants to stay on the cutting edge of technology. You will have the opportunity to learn the intricacies of your chosen technology area.
|Family / Re: What Are The Challenges Of Marrying A Female Lawyer by Wallie(m): 7:59pm On Feb 07|
It is only natural for people with unique specialties to look at the world through their jaundiced eye.
A myriad of not-so-good things will run through doctors’ mind if they see friends with symptoms they can’t readily explain. They just don’t say it and say something innocuous like “maybe you should get tested”. Have you heard of Medical students' disease?
A policeman’s curiosity will be piqued if your story appears inconsistent even if telling the truth.
It is only natural for a lawyer, male or female, to be a skeptic.
there are a number of traits on which lawyers tend to score much higher or much lower than the general public—in short, we’re outliers. The most extreme of all these outlier traits—the one on which lawyers consistently score higher (i.e., above the mean) than all the others—is Skepticism.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 5:33pm On Feb 07|
davide470: Lots of forms to fill and story to write..
I think so. It will be an opportunity to learn about the patenting process that's not yet practiced in Nigeria even though Nigeria is a member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This might just stimulate the right person into becoming an inventor or patent practitioner (and I'm not talking about the current rubber stamping of forms that are called patents in Nigeria).
If anyone believes Nigeria awards real patents, more valuable than suya papers, tell the person to file an International Application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which they should be able to do since Nigeria is a WIPO country, and see how far they get but I digress!
Yes, the opportunity will be fun and stimulating.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 2:56pm On Feb 07|
I just had to go dig into your prior posts! Your email address is email@example.com, which of the two options you listed follow a similar format? I'll try not to hold the question against you and chuck it up to brain fart. Maybe you should stop asking questions because both of your questions so far do not bode well.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 9:49pm On Feb 06|
Look at the line before the edit in the original post.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 3:01pm On Feb 06|
masagoody: what is the time frame for submission of a project?
I think it will be prudent to accept resumes for at least 1 week; although, my mailbox is being inundated with resumes! I will try to keep it open till next week Wednesday and may even opt for a second batch of applicants after sifting through the current ones.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 10:32am On Feb 06|
Rollindollars: Is ur company has no name?
Rollindollars: Is ur company has no name & address? probably maybe u'v forgotten.
And to think you posted the same thing twice...
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 10:28am On Feb 06|
To those applying, please indicate the Technology Area you have competence and interest in. A word of advice before applying, this is a formal process, which means that you have to present yourself in a professional manner. In other words, make sure your grammar is proper and your words are fully spelt out.
If your resume meets the basic qualification that I’m looking for, I’ll send you an attachment or two that will include definitions and instructions required to submit a list of few researched products in your technology area.
For the right person, there’s a great opportunity for advancement and full-time salary based employment.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Research Positions For Graduates Of Science, Technology, And Engineering by Wallie(m): 11:26pm On Feb 05|
Positions: Engineering (Computer, Mechanical, Chemical), Science (Biology, Chemistry, Bio-chem, Bio-medical), Technology (Computer Science, Telecommunications, Information Systems).
We are a new company based in the United States and we are looking for a selected few that will be paid in dollars per work delivered to work in a team driven environment, where teamwork and independent work are valued. We are building a database and it requires research analysts to compile data using their knowledge, Google (or any other search engine) and a computer connected to the internet.
This is an ideal opportunity for those that enjoy research and collaboration with those in your field and related areas. You will be staying on the cutting edge of what is being created in your field, and will be continually learning.
Earn up to $200 per week! The money will be sent through Western Union once the work you submit is crosschecked.
Product Research Analyst
The product analyst will be expected to determine appropriate products in their field in accordance with detailed definitions that I will provide.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent in science or engineering
Demonstrated experience working on teams within a technical field
• Must have demonstrated experience in one or more areas for the designated technology area (See Technology Areas Below)
• Strong decision making ability
• Proven ability to learn multiple disciplines
• Ability to show a high degree of initiative, while working with limited guidance
• The ability to multitask, think on the go and adapt to changing situations.
• Meticulous attention to detail.
• Ability to function in a production-based environment, including operating efficiently, accurately and at a significant pace.
• Motivated to exceed the contractual productivity and quality targets.
• Ability to work independently without need of excessive supervision.
• Ability to work on a computer workstation 8 hours per day.
• Applicants must have demonstrated experience in one or more areas for the designated technology area in which they apply.
Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Chemical and Materials Engineering
• General chemistry
• Organic chemistry
• Pharmaceutical chemistry
• Biological testing
• Any related biological or chemical technology
Computer Architecture, Software, and Information Security
Computer Networks, Multiplex communication, Video Distribution, and Security
• Computer memory systems
• Control systems
• Computer science
• Management information systems
• Computer architecture
• General pulse or digital communications
• Multiplex communications
• Cellular communications
• Image analysis
• Graphics processing
• Dynamic information storage & retrieval
• Digital photography
• Video broadcasting
• Video signal processing
• Semiconductor devices & manufacturing processes
• Electronic circuitry
• Optics, power generation
• Solid state memory devices
• Radiant energy
Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Products
• Medical and surgical procedures
• Medical/surgical instruments and supplies
• Diagnostic equipment
• Treatment devices
• Gas separation processes
• Liquid purification processes
• Thermoelectric and photoelectric batteries
• Distillation processes
• Electrolytic processes
• Inorganic chemistry
• Glass manufacturing
• Various types of propulsion systems including internal combustion
• Gas and steam turbine engines
• Control and power transmission systems
• Fluid pumps
• Fluid handling
• Heating and refrigeration systems
• Air/land/and sea transport vehicles and subsystems
• Mechanical power transmission systems
• Material handling systems
• Molding and shaping of plastic and reinforced polymer composite parts
• Adhesive bonding
• Electrolytic processes
• Etching and coating processes
Send me an email with your resume (CV)---- ******************
It seems Western Union no longer pays a recipient in dollars. If true, this means that you'll get paid in Naira and not in dollars but your wages will be calculated in dollars and Western Union will convert the amount to Naira.
|Health / Re: HIV/AIDS Data For Nigeria - Broken Down By States & Zones by Wallie(m): 2:03pm On Jan 27|
Distribution of New Infections by mode of exposure -
According to the mode of transmission studies conducted in 2008, majority of the infections occurring in Nigeria are due to HIV transmission within the general population. The bulk of the new infections occur in persons who are not engaging in high risk sex, a sub-population
|Politics / Re: ‘Many Nigerians Living In Dubai Are HIV Positive’ by Wallie(m): 10:48pm On Jan 17|
Hard to calculate the actual percentage of Nigerians in Dubai with HIV since the article does not state the total number of Nigerians arrested. However, it is certain that about 42.8% of Nigerians in Dubai are HIV positive based on a scenario that all those caught and tested (187) were all Nigerians.
It’s crazy that HIV that began showing up in blood tests in Lagos during the early 90s is still believed by some people to be non-existent until it is too late or they’re personally touched by it. I just pray that my siblings and loved ones test their partners before going raw or getting married.
|Politics / Re: Senate President- David Mark’s Younger Sister Dies During Child Birth by Wallie(m): 6:04pm On Jan 16|
Amazing how something that should be routine ends up killing in Nigeria! A woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and childbirth in Nigeria is 1 in 13.
Worst countries to give birth in
RANK COUNTRY (DEATHS/100,000 LIVE BIRTHS) DATE OF INFORMATION
|Politics / Re: Oby Ezekwesili Asks Ngozi Okonjo-iweala Some Pertinent Questions On Twitter by Wallie(m): 5:07pm On Jan 16|
I would hate to be in Ms. Iweala's shoes right now! If she ignores the tweet, wahala. If she's forced to sign-off on someone else's "reconciled" book that she knew nothing about, major wahala!
To those who don’t understand the implication of signing a document – it means that you take ownership of whatever is in the document. Can you imagine her signing off on the breakdown of how the $10 billion was spent and a story leaking out later that the $10 billion was “consumed” in a Nigerian manner? Someone with an international exposure like Ms. Iweala has to protect her reputation unless she intends to retire to her village after her tenure as a minister.
Also, kudos to Ms. Ezekwesili for the gutsy move of putting her former boss, and probably old friend, on the spot in the name of transparency. The gloves seem to be coming off…
|TV/Movies / Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Wallie(m): 4:26pm On Jan 16|
Jade William:It is actually a series on Netflix.
|TV/Movies / Re: What Series Are You Watching Now? Part 2 by Wallie(m): 5:27pm On Jan 14|
Anybody watch "Orange is the new black"? A true story based on an upper middle class woman that got locked up for over a year 10 years after the crime was committed. I just found out that, Kashamu Buruji, the guy OBJ gave as a reason for dropping out of PDP was the suspected drug kingpin in the case. Apparently, he's still wanted in connection to the case. Crazy!
|Politics / Re: Another Open Letter To Mr President By Social Media Activist Tolu Ogunlesi by Wallie(m): 6:49pm On Jan 13|
Ikengawo: Social media activist = coward with wifi.
Are you sure? People who post tough words online under the cloak of anonymity are those you might deem cowards but people who post using their real name and picture are anything but cowards because they do have a return address.
For example, if you want to remove yourself from the realm of cowards, post your verifiable real name, picture and address, and then start running your mouth at powers that be.
|Politics / Re: Another Open Letter To Mr President By Social Media Activist Tolu Ogunlesi by Wallie(m): 6:37pm On Jan 13|
I hope the President gets to read this letter! Same letter published by Punch: http://www.punchng.com/opinion/an-open-letter-to-mr-president-2/
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