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|Sports / Re: Liverpool Are Champions Of England by Greenvilla(m): 10:41pm On Jun 25|
Wow the wait is over after 30 years
Never give up in life
|Politics / Re: Ikpeazu Explains Why Coronavirus "Won't Enter Abia State" by Greenvilla(m): 1:10pm On Mar 22|
This is the reason Nigeria remains a backward nation (the mentality and hypocrisy of its leaders and followers)
|Nairaland / General / Chloroquine, An Old Malaria Drug, May Help Treat Novel Coronavirus, Doctors Say by Greenvilla(m): 5:12pm On Mar 19|
What do malaria and COVID-19 have in common? On the surface, not much. But according to early research, an old malaria drug called chloroquine might also work for the new coronavirus.
|Romance / Re: Stevin Babyking Dating 85-Year-Old White Woman, Blasts Haters (photos) by Greenvilla(m): 5:59pm On Nov 04, 2018|
Whatever it takes to survive bro
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|Politics / Re: Vote For Buhari To Return Power To South-west In 2023 – Fashola by Greenvilla(m): 4:55pm On Oct 25, 2018|
This why Nigeria remains the way it is. So it does not matter whether
there is someone else better qualified to the job rather let power just return
to the south west even if it is in the hands of an incompetent individual.
The struggle continues
|Business / Re: CBN Withdraws Skye Bank’s License To Operate by Greenvilla(m): 7:22pm On Sep 21, 2018|
|Crime / Re: African Migrant Arrested With A Shotgun Concealed In His Pocket In Italy. Photos by Greenvilla(m): 3:55pm On Jun 21, 2018|
This one should be deported immediately.
Imagine what he will do when he becomes a full citizen.
|Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Greenvilla(m): 9:34pm On Jun 14, 2018|
Hi guys thanks for all your contributions on the credit search.
From my research it seems it is impossible to actually get a credit report as an individual if you cannot provide about 5 years UK address history.
Just as @Ralphlauren said
“there are software used to run checks on applicants that can within seconds check and confirm how long the applicant has lived at a particular address. If a firm uses such software, then expect your application to be refused”
My credit search is meant to be for a job, I wanted to have an idea of what prospective employers will see on my report.
|Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Greenvilla(m): 12:48am On Jun 13, 2018|
Kindly shed more light on the credit check.
I tried applying for a credit check however I am unable to provide addresses for 3 years as I have only been in the UK for a month. How do I go about this?
|Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Greenvilla(m): 6:20pm On Jun 01, 2018|
Hello everyone just read the whole 28 pages and I must say the information is quiet useful.
Experienced people in the house, kindly assist with my inquiry.
I arrived in the UK recently and in the process of trying to open an account I was asked for proof of address. The challenge is I stay in an all inclusive bills house so I don’t have any utility bills in my name.
How can I get around this?
|Travel / Re: My Bitter Experience Travelling To Nigeria With My White Husband by Greenvilla(m): 3:32pm On Mar 21, 2018|
This is everyday life in Nigeria. its not right but that's what we are used to
|Politics / Re: FG Urges Restraint In Media Coverage Of Farmers/herders’ Crisis by Greenvilla(m): 10:46pm On Jan 13, 2018|
Did the FG say this during IPOB agitation.
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|Religion / Re: Newman Emmanuel Edward: "If You Are Rich & Don't Help Pastors, You Will Die" by Greenvilla(m): 11:34am On Jan 13, 2018|
What is this one saying
|Celebrities / Re: E-money, Kcee And His Fierce Looking Security Details In His Mansion - Photos by Greenvilla(m): 9:32pm On Jan 03, 2018|
And who said the private security men in Nigeria are competent.
E-money is a mega mumu!
Imagine surrounding himself with incompetent policemen as security aids.
What happened to engaging the services of licensed professional private bodyguards?
In civilized climes, that is what is obtainable.
Abeg, this E-money's taste is disgusting.
|Religion / Re: Grown Men Kneeling Down To Welcome Their Pastor by Greenvilla(m): 12:33pm On Dec 31, 2017|
'what is the meaning of this?
|Nairaland / General / Indian Woman Arrested Over 'replacement Husband Plot' by Greenvilla(m): 9:02pm On Dec 13, 2017|
Indian woman arrested over 'replacement husband plot'
A pair of lovers in India have been accused of killing the woman's husband and then seeking cosmetic surgery so the male lover could take his place.
Acid was poured in the male lover's face in a staged attack, with the pair planning to say it had been transformed after surgery, police in the southern state of Telangana said.
The husband's parents believed the acid attack story and paid hospital bills.
But the husband's brother suspected a plot when he visited the hospital.
He made a complaint to police who carried out fingerprint tests and found the discrepancy.
A police complaint has been filed by the brother against the lovers, accusing them of murder.
The wife, Swati Reddy, has been arrested. Police told BBC Telugu they will also arrest the lover, Rajesh Ajjakolu, once he is treated for his facial burns and discharged from hospital.
The husband, Sudhakar Reddy, was allegedly killed on the night of 26 November and his body disposed of the next day. It has not yet been found.
Image caption Rajesh Ajjakolu was admitted to hospital with facial burns
Police say the woman has confessed that the pair killed the husband.
Rajesh Ajjakolu was admitted to hospital on 28 November, with Ms Reddy informing her husband's relatives of the supposed acid attack.
Police said Mr Reddy's parents believed that the man undergoing treatment was their son and they paid up to 500,000 rupees (£5,821; $7,758) in hospital bills.
The alleged plot was not uncovered until 9 December, when Mr Reddy's brother visited the hospital and lodged a police complaint after suspecting the man to be an impostor.
|Celebrities / Re: Shan George Meets US Police Officer Who Hailed Nigeria Police Force (Photo) by Greenvilla(m): 1:32pm On Dec 01, 2017|
How do we verify this story
|Politics / Re: Why Buhari Should Not Contest In 2019 - Arewa Youths by Greenvilla(m): 6:08pm On Nov 26, 2017|
What do this group actually want?
|Career / Re: The Future Of Bank Marketers In Nigeria by Greenvilla(m): 9:56am On Sep 10, 2017|
Although this post is old let’s face the facts (industry insiders in branch operations)
Anybody can work in branch operations in a bank with just 2 weeks training or less.
What is that specialized skill that you we have that differentiates us from those outside the industry.
The truth is branch operations is just so much activity without any specialty.
Try applying for any other role outside branch operations and see how minimal your skills achieved in branch operations apply outside.
|Celebrities / Re: Yemi Alade Wows In Ankara Shorts by Greenvilla(m): 10:13pm On Aug 13, 2017|
Take your hands off the wall (poor home training)
|Politics / Why Do Buhari, Dos Santos And Mugabe Go To Hospital Abroad by Greenvilla(m): 9:43pm On Aug 13, 2017|
see what the BBC wrote about your president and his likes.
Why do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe go to hospital abroad?
By Damian Zane BBC News
Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London for medical treatment since May
The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common - an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home.
In terms of time spent abroad getting medical help, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, is the first among equals, but in the past year all these heads of state have travelled overseas for health reasons.
In many cases they are leaving behind poorly funded health services, which most of their citizens have to rely on.
In 2010, the average amount spent on health in African countries per person was $135 (£100) compared to $3,150 in high-income countries, the UN's World Health Organization said.
In Zimbabwe, for example, state-run hospitals and clinics often run out of basic medicines like painkillers and antibiotics, according to health watchdog Citizens Health Watch.
It says that the public health care system "continues to deteriorate at alarming levels" with lack of money being the main problem.
Image copyright AFP Image caption Publicly funded Nigerian hospitals are seen as lacking resources and not offering the best care
As for Nigeria, the public health system is "terrible" because of poor funding, says BBC Abuja editor Naziru Mikailu.
A health insurance scheme for government workers and some private employees has given some people access to private medicine, but most people have to rely on government-funded services.
In both countries, good private healthcare is available to those with money but in some cases there is a feeling that things are better abroad.
The Nigerian president has spent more than four months in London this year getting treatment for an undisclosed illness, causing considerable disquiet at home. Unlike one of his predecessors, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua who went to Saudi Arabia to see a doctor, Mr Buhari did leave his deputy in charge, but this has not dampened the criticism.
Buhari's unhealthy start to 2017
19 January: Leaves for UK on "medical vacation"
5 February: Asks parliament to extend medical leave
10 March: Returns home but does not resume work immediately
7 May: Travels to UK for further treatment
6 June: Aisha Buhari says his is "recuperating fast"
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, has also been criticised by his political opponents for running the country "from his hospital bed" after his third medical trip to Singapore this year.
The Angolan government revealed in May that Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been president for the last 38 years, had travelled to Spain for health reasons. But as in the Nigerian case, the government was not forthcoming about the problem.
Evaristo Da Luz, spokesperson for the opposition Casa-CE, said that the trip "proves the incompetence of his government in place for four decades and shows the precarious nature of the health service".
'Very, very black'
The ill-health of Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 80, has been known for a long time.
Image copyright AFP Image caption Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had a stroke in 2013
He suffered a stroke in 2013, was seen going to vote in a wheelchair in 2014 and later in the year travelled to a hospital in France. He was back there last November for one of what the government calls "periodic" medical checks, the AFP news agency reports.
The Benin government has been more forthcoming about the reason for the relatively youthful President Patrice Talon, 59, to travel to France in June. He went for two operations, one on his prostate and one on his digestive system, the government said.
But what is the attraction of seeking medical attention elsewhere?
Unsurprisingly, no presidential spokesman has come out to say that it is because the health service in general is better overseas.
Mr Mugabe's spokesman, though, was sensitive to criticism about his boss's frequent trips to Singapore, insisting in May that he was not turning his back on Zimbabwean medical help.
George Charamba was quoted by the state-run Herald newspaper as saying that the president's doctor "is not only Zimbabwean, he is actually black… He is very, very, very black".
Image copyright AFP Image caption President Robert Mugabe has to rest his eyes because of his medical condition - he is not sleeping
The only issue was that the problem Mr Mugabe had with his eyes could only be dealt with outside Zimbabwe, as it had to do with "the level of sophistication of medical skills".
It was this medical problem that meant Mr Mugabe had to sometimes rest his eyes during meetings, giving the impression that he was sleeping, the spokesman said.
The issue with these trips abroad is not only the implied criticism of the medics at home, but that they also serve to undermine the health system, leading Nigerian doctor Osahon Enabulele argues.
He calls the phenomenon "medical tourism" and says that the example set by political leaders costs countries millions of dollars.
In 2013 he estimated that Nigerians were spending $1bn (£770m) abroad on medical treatment and reckons that figure could have doubled by now.
By comparison, the federal government's health budget for 2016 came to $800m.
Dr Enabulele, who is vice-president of the Commonwealth Medical Association, says that the money taken out of Nigeria could be invested in the health system at home.
"The whole ambition to have state-of-the-art facilities will remain a mirage if people keep going abroad for medical reasons."
On top of that, he says, top Nigerian doctors are then enticed abroad looking for the best conditions, exacerbating the situation.
Image copyright AFP Image caption Angola's President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos has been criticised for going abroad for treatment
Dr Enabulele adds that while he wishes the president well, he thinks that the treatment he needs could be found at home.
Looking at the big picture, underfunding of health does seem to be a problem.
Also, political leaders may not have the incentive to improve health services if they themselves can afford to go elsewhere.
Perhaps they could take the example of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir.
In January, he had what the official news agency described as "an exploratory cardiac catheterisation" at a hospital in the capital, Khartoum.
It was, however, a private hospital, not a state on
|Crime / Re: Florida Woman Shoots 'too Loud' House Guests by Greenvilla(m): 10:26pm On Nov 23, 2016|
|Crime / Florida Woman Shoots 'too Loud' House Guests by Greenvilla(m): 10:25pm On Nov 23, 2016|
A Florida woman opened fire on her house guests because they were "too loud" and had overstayed their welcome, police say.
Alana Annette Savell, 32, was hosting a couple at her Panama City home when the visitors apparently became noisy.
Police say she ordered them to go, before shooting the man and woman in the legs. The victims went to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Ms Savell has been charged with aggravated battery by a firearm.
Bay County Sheriff's Office told the BBC the female victim had turned up with a male friend, whom she had just met in a bar, at the accused's home at around 01:00 local time on Monday.
Ms Savell told police her hospitality began to wear thin after her guests began drinking and raising their voices.
But instead of dropping a hint by yawning or loading the dishwasher, she armed herself with a 22-calibre handgun and shot at her guests' feet, officials said.
As well as shooting the woman, Kristy Jo Mohr, in both legs in the incident, and her companion, who went by name "Cowboy", Ms Savell's own boyfriend was struck by a bullet in the leg.
Ms Mohr told police she believed eight or nine shots were fired in total.
Bay County Sheriff's Office said: "The victim (Ms Mohr) stated she felt herself get hit in the legs and ran away from the home and got into a vehicle.
"Savell stated that the victim and her friend had come to her home to hang out and began drinking and getting too loud.
"Savell stated she did not want them in her house and started shooting at their feet.
"The suspect's boyfriend stated to investigators that he has told his girlfriend that once someone is told to leave their property three times, she is to go get the gun and shoot it at the ground.
"If that does not work, she is to shoot people in the leg."
Ms Savell remains in custody at the county jail.
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Chelsea Vs Manchester United - (4 - 0) On 23rd October 2016 by Greenvilla(m): 4:42pm On Oct 23, 2016|
That should be a red card
|Politics / Re: Buhari's Kitchen Comment, A Tasteless Jibe - Washington Post by Greenvilla(m): 12:51pm On Oct 15, 2016|
Even if he was joking, the media won’t see it that way and above all in front of a very powerful female leader.
|Business / Re: Customs Removes Ban On Importation Of Rice by Greenvilla(m): 8:18pm On Oct 08, 2016|
This will bring down the price for xmas.
But does it really encourage our local producers
Diversification of the Nigerian economy is a myth.
Will not happen in 100 yrs
|Religion / Re: 10 Things The Bible Wants U To Know In This Recession Time. by Greenvilla(m): 9:04am On Oct 02, 2016|
In as much as we have been promised all these things in the Bible, a man needs to get and work and not just sit down and expect miracles to happen.
|Politics / Re: EFCC Probes Ex-military Administrator, Other Over Diezani's N4bn Hotel Deal- SR by Greenvilla(m): 8:49am On Oct 02, 2016|
The ex-MILAD is also said to have been implicated in a $318m mono-rail project in Rivers State.
Is that not Rotimi Amaechi”s project?
Hope they investigate the case fully.
|Career / Re: Burning Desire To Relocate Abroad by Greenvilla(m): 1:55pm On Sep 24, 2016|
i have nothing to prove to you. I only asked for opinions.
|Career / Burning Desire To Relocate Abroad by Greenvilla(m): 10:51am On Sep 24, 2016|
Please your advice is needed here.
I did my Bsc in the UK came back to Nigeria for NYSC and got a job in a new generation bank in Nigeria afterwards. Been working for about 6 years but lately I have been having this urge to move back abroad. My job has become a daily boring routine, hardly any promotion. I just have this feeling that I will do better abroad especially with this recession we are experiencing. If you were in my shoes what will you do.
(My salary is above N200k - I have an EU passport)
|Food / Re: Student Finds Cockroach Inside A Meat Pie She Bought At Mr. Biggs(pic by Greenvilla(m): 10:50pm On Jan 19, 2016|
When you go to Mr biggs what do you expect (big cockroach)
|Religion / Madness / Faithfulness 15yr Old Cuts Off His Hand Following Blasphemy Accusation by Greenvilla(m): 10:44pm On Jan 19, 2016|
In the belief of a worshipping the prophet Mohammed a young boy of 15 yrs cut of his hand following a public accusation of blasphemy. Now I am not against any form of religious worship but to me this is just madness. How does cutting off his hand correct the deed? Have we as humans lost it all in our belief of a super natural being.
Please intelligent Nairalanders what do you think.
See news extracts below
After a Pakistani boy cut off his own hand following a public accusation of blasphemy, BBC Urdu's Iram Abbasi travelled to his village in Punjab province to find out what happened. She is the first international broadcaster to speak to him. Some readers may find the details that follow disturbing.
"Why should I feel any pain or trouble in cutting off the hand that was raised against the Holy Prophet?"
Those are the words of 15-year-old Qaiser (not his real name) who chopped off his right hand just a few days ago believing he had committed blasphemy.
Many believe fellow villagers started shaming the boy after the local cleric had made the accusation of blasphemy - and that is why Qaiser felt the need to prove his love for the Prophet Muhammad.
On 11 January, Qaiser was attending a celebration of the Prophet's birth at a mosque in his village in north-eastern Punjab.
Media captionSpeaking to BBC Urdu's Iram Abbasi, the boy said; "I chopped off my hand... and showed the Imam"
The cleric hosting it worked the crowd into a fervour and, a few hours into the celebration, called out: "Who among you is a follower of Muhammad?" Everyone raised their hands.
He followed it with another question: "Who among you doesn't believe in the teachings of the Holy Prophet? Raise your hands!"
Qaiser, mishearing, inadvertently raised his hand.
Witnessed by about 100 worshippers, the cleric immediately accused him of blasphemy and the boy returned home to prove his love for the Prophet - by cutting off his own hand.
For a 15-year-old, Qaiser looked exceptionally frail when I met him. But his fight with pain and fear was outweighed by a sense of religious righteousness.
"When I raised my right hand unwittingly, I realised I had committed blasphemy and needed to atone for this," he told the BBC.
It appears it didn't matter to him whether it was a mistake or not - he couldn't live with the shame of the accusation without punishing himself, so had to undo it.
"I came back home and went to the grass-cutting machine, but found the place dark so I took my uncle's phone to point some light at my hand. I placed it under the machine and chopped it off in a single swirl."
Qaiser picked his severed hand up from under the machine and, bleeding profusely, placed it on a tray and took it back to the mosque, less than 100 metres from his home.
Asked about everyone's reaction, he said: "They didn't say anything. A few people came forward to take me to the hospital, before I passed out."
Religious fervour did not only override empathy among the villagers - even Qaiser does not seem disposed to self-pity.
"I didn't feel any pain when I chopped it off so why would I feel any now? The hand that commits blasphemy should be chopped off," he said, with a restrained smile.
His entire village is celebrating the act of expiation. The extreme nature of this "devotional" act has made Qaiser into a revered figure.
He is being heralded among the villagers, and to a certain degree by himself, as a righteous hero. Most of his fellow villagers are illiterate and belong to an extremely conservative Islamic sect - their profoundly religious life is reflected in the mosques you find every few paces in this part of Pakistan. But Qaiser's act has even drawn admiration from surrounding villages.
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