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Autos / Re: Super Clean 2008 Manual Kia Rio In Perfect Condition 870kk by odeexpress(m): 1:18pm On Oct 27, 2020
This is neither 2005 nor 2008. Check very well and update the details.
Autos / Re: Drop Your Budget And Car Of Choice And Get Feedback Within Minutes by odeexpress(m): 9:03am On Nov 29, 2018
Kindly help me to check the estimated price of these cars:
RX330 2005 or 2006 model
Acura MDX 2007

Thank you.
Politics / Re: Houses Burnt In Naka, Benue By Men In Military Camouflage (Photos) by odeexpress(m): 6:17pm On Apr 19, 2018

I was there earlier in the day and here's a thread I created


Let me just make some minor corrections

1- No one shot sporadically. Their major intent was to burn as many houses as possible and they made sure they sent everyone out before torching any building

2- They are not Hoodlums in military camouflage. They were real military men

You are right. I heard they are real military men who did it and not hoodlums as reported.


Autos / Re: Stolen Car Toyota Camry MKD 925 DH by odeexpress(m): 6:20pm On Apr 05, 2018

Her vehicle papers (including insurance) are apparently expired.

They are not expired. She renewed the papers and insurance last month.
Autos / Re: Stolen Car Toyota Camry MKD 925 DH by odeexpress(m): 5:22pm On Apr 05, 2018

Go to FRSC office and ask of the Desk Officer NVIS. He can be of help. Cheers.

Thank you very much. I will do that
Autos / Stolen Car Toyota Camry MKD 925 DH by odeexpress(m): 4:54pm On Apr 05, 2018
Toyota Camry Ash colour belonging to my mum with registration number MKD-925-DH was stolen this afternoon around Wurukum Market, Makurdi, Benue State. Kindly help me to share this information.

Any information concerning it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

In case you have any information, kindly contact: 08077294214 08068063981

Car Talk / Stolen Car Toyota Camry MKD 925 DH by odeexpress(m): 4:45pm On Apr 05, 2018
Toyota Camry Ash colour with registration number MKD-925-DH was stolen this afternoon around Wurukum Market, Makurdi, Benue State. Kindly help me to share this information.

Any information concerning it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

In case you have any information, kindly contact: 08077294214 08068063981

Autos / Re: Buy Cars from Cotonou without stress and your car(s) will be delivered 48 hours by odeexpress(m): 3:44pm On Mar 27, 2018
Please how much can I get a 2008 - 2010 Mazda 5 auto? Thank you
Autos / Re: Cars Successfuly Imported From Cotounu And Delivered With Proofs(photos) by odeexpress(m): 2:12pm On Mar 27, 2018
Please how much can I get a 2008 to 2010 Mazda 5? Thank you.
Autos / Re: Cars Successfuly Imported From Cotounu And Delivered With Proofs(photos) by odeexpress(m): 11:19pm On Mar 26, 2018
Please how much can I get a 2008 to 2010 Mazda 5? Thank you.
Autos / Re: Cars Successfuly Imported From Cotounu And Delivered With Proofs(photos) by odeexpress(m): 3:52pm On Dec 18, 2017
Hi oviecardealer,

How much can I get a Peugeot 308 SW (Estate) 2008-2010 from Cotonou?

Thank you.
Education / Stranded TETFUND Ph.d Scholars In UK Lament Abandonment by odeexpress(m): 10:25am On Jan 19, 2017
MORE than one hundred Nigerian Ph.D students on the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) scheme studying in the United Kingdom, are stranded on their various campuses, leading to some engaging in odd jobs to survive. The lecturers who blamed the prevailing economic recession in the country for their woes said the naira to pound sterling exchange rate has shattered their dreams and brought them untold hardship. As a result, many of them can no longer concentrate on their research work as they have to do menial jobs to survive. Flexible exchange rate Some of them who spoke with Vanguard on their ordeal noted that before TETFUND money was released to beneficiaries, the flexible exchange rate was N285 to a pound.

One of the beneficiaries and a lecturer with the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Engr. Tubonimi Jenewari, said: “We are now at the mercy of black marketers who sell a pound for N600 and above, because even the bank rate of N440 to a pound is not available. “The money that was released to beneficiaries was released before the flexible exchange rate came in, which was N285 to a pound. TETFUND was supposed to release the money in the currency of the country to our respective universities in Nigeria which would in turn released to beneficiaries in tranches according to the duration of the programme. “Before I left for the programme, I wrote them to do the needful, but they replied saying once disbursed, nothing can be done. So our fees have not been paid, we are now using the money for only upkeep. The universities here have sent us reminders for payment of fees. We have a letter from our various universities that we are being sponsored by TETFUND, the UK universities honoured the letter and gave us entrance without asking for a dime, now that the fees are not forthcoming, they have been writing letters, reminding us. “I really can’t tell the implications for failing to honour the agreement with the institutions in the UK. I came to UK on TETFUND scholarship in October 2016 and will be rounding off my course in 2019,” he said.

Engr Abraham Wiri, also of RSUST, is doing his Ph.D at Loughborough University under TETFUND scholarship. He noted that the major issue in the UK was the payment of fees and transfer of funds from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He said, “When I came to UK in 2015, my funding was based on N250 to a pound, but now, it is N600 to one pound. Because I am now in my second year, I cannot pay fees based on the former rate. I have already filled form for cash transfer but till now, the form is still with my bank. TETFUND is reluctant about our appeal for additional funds. I have been receiving emails from Loughborough University for payment of fees. “My bank keeps telling me that I have to source funds from the black market to pay fees. Right now, I can’t move to my third year because no access to transfer of funds.” Wiri who disclosed that his Ph.D workload was intensive, explained that he has to be in the laboratory daily for research. “We need additional fees from Tetfund,” he added. Speaking in the same vein, Engr. Igwe Ikechi, RSUST, urged TETFUND to listen to their cries, lamenting that he cannot continue to wash plates and do other menial jobs to raise money for his upkeep. Additional fees from Tetfund He said: “I spent all the money they gave me for this year in the black market to pay my fees only. They approved our funding with an official rate of less than N250 to a pound. Currently, it is about N600 to a pound.

They said that it is 100 per cent sponsorship but right now, it can barely pay for tuition, much less living expenses. I cannot continue to wash plates and do other menial jobs to raise money for my upkeep. “A university lecturer, now washing plates and doing other menial jobs to pay for upkeep just because I want a PhD? TETFUND should look at what PTDF and NDDC have done for their scholars here in the UK. In Nigeria, I teach Petroleum Engineering at the RSUST. I am fed up. I can no longer concentrate on my research. Let the APC government help us. They cannot abandon us after sending us here.You may not really know what we are going through here. Please, we are suffering. I mean really suffering.”

For Barr Prince Amadi, law lecturer, studying at Queen Mary University of London, the basic challenge is living cost. He said: “The money I was awarded from TETFUND is only able to pay my tuition, with nothing left to take care of my living costs in London. I am practically stranded. Right now, I am being housed by a Nigerian somewhere in Enfield Lock, far away from the university. Weekly seminars “He gave me this place to stay for free after I told him my story. Since that time, I have to come from Leeds every week to London to have my weekly seminars because I am unable to get a house in London. Even as I speak, I am still indebted to the university for part of my tuition because the exchange rate was so high that I was only able to pay part of over £2000. “If not for anything, it would have been able to give us within the neighbourhood of £7000 after tuition which should carry us for up to six months for those of us in London and nine months for those outside London. As I speak, I am indebted to the sum of £2,450, making the university to give me conditional enrolment when I explained my funding situation to them. “I want TETFUND to review my award to reflect the current exchange rate. I want them to pay the tuition directly to the university and give me in pounds or its current prevailing rate for my living cost for the year. If the fees are paid by the government that would help us a lot.

Due to the prevailing circumstances, I have to work to support myself. In fact, I had to forgo studies for about three weeks to work in a factory to be able to feed.” Meanwhile, in a document titled Guidelines for Accessing TETFUND Intervention Funds made available to Vanguard page 9.2 (e) under mode of sponsorship, states: “All foreign programmes enjoy full sponsorship as follows:

Cover for tuition fees, bench fees, living expenses, health insurance and passages.

Variation of cost on annual tuition fees only, but subject to confirmation from the foreign university where the AST and the scholar are studying.”

Also, under the mode of disbursement of funds to the scholars, it states that”Approved funds for beneficiaries are released en-bloc to the beneficiary institutions’ TETFUND dedicated accounts. “The beneficiary institution is advised to open a domicillary account (for foreign programme) and lodge these monies. This is to cushion the effect of exchange rate fluctuations.

The released monies are to be disbursed on annual basis to the scholars on receipt of the scholar’s progress reports. First disbursement to the approved scholar by the beneficiary institution should not be more than three weeks of receipt/release of funds from TETfund. ” Efforts by Vanguard to get reaction from the Executive Secretary of TETFUND were fruitless, as its public relations officer, Mr Erasmus Alaneme, gave several failed appointments to speak with the Executive Secretary, Dr Abdullah Baba.

Source: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/01/stranded-tetfund-ph-d-scholars-uk-lament-abandonment/
Politics / Re: Benue Cargo Airport: Sultan Of Sokoto Is Ignorant – Ortom by odeexpress(m): 10:07am On Nov 17, 2016

He is Igede, and as it is, igedes does not know their left from their right in benue, they'd rather support an Igbo man to be Governor of Benue than support Tiv or Idoma.

That is why he is protesting for Tinubu in Lagos.

Shut up before I stone you. You are as ignorant as your post.
Autos / Re: Buy Grade One Tokunbo Cheap CAR/SUV In Cotonou With Low Mileage Accidental Free! by odeexpress(m): 9:49am On Jul 17, 2016
Hi Hassrash,

How much will it cost me to get the following cars?
Infiniti FX35 2009
Hyundai Sonata 2011

Thank you.
Foreign Affairs / UK Votes To Leave EU In Historic Referendum by odeexpress(m): 7:47am On Jun 24, 2016
The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum. Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU. UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "independence day" but the Remain camp called it a "catastrophe". The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.

The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting - the highest turnout at a UK election since 1992.
Wales and the majority of England outside London voted in large numbers for Brexit.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36615028
Jobs/Vacancies / Why Entrepreneurship Is The Solution To Unemployment In Nigeria by odeexpress(m): 2:45pm On Jan 24, 2016
This is a reply to: Why Entrepreneurship Is Not the Solution to Unemployment in Nigeria by Charism. The link to the post can be found here: https://www.nairaland.com/2886526/why-entrepreneurship-not-solution-unemployment

According to Oren Peli, “there is so much misinformation out there. If you give people even a little bit, it gets blown out of proportion then you have to go put out fires. So it's much easier to say, 'No comment.'

While it is true that the rate of unemployment in Nigeria is escalating at an alarming rate with much emphasis on entrepreneurship by the press and the government, it is also true that the government alone cannot provide jobs for all the unemployed. Several examples demonstrate the potency of entrepreneurship to generate employment, highlighting its relevance and significance in the development of an economy. Take for instance the experiences of developed economies in relation to the roles played by entrepreneurship. Small firms in the UK account for 48% of employment and 33% of private sector turnover. Similarly, SMEs found by entrepreneurs account for 60 to 70 per cent of jobs in most Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, with a particularly large share in Italy and Japan, and a relatively smaller share in the United States. This buttresses the fact that Entrepreneurship is the solution to unemployment in Nigeria. The emphasis on entrepreneurship is because entrepreneurial activities have been found to be capable of making positive impacts on the economy of a nation.

The post noted that entrepreneurs who make it are ‘lucky in the sense that they have opportunities that others never had’. The thrust of entrepreneurship is opportunity identification and maximisation, not luck. Like the popular quote attributed to Roman philosopher Seneca, Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity". One of the qualities of entrepreneurship is the ability to discover an investment opportunity and to organize an enterprise to successfully meet those needs with new, creative and imaginative combinations of resources.

There are some who believe that entrepreneurs are born while others believe they are made. Whether entrepreneurs are born or made will still be a debate that will certainly last for several more years. In general, whether born or made, entrepreneurs are believed to share certain traits, such as creativity and a high tolerance for the uncertainty (risk-taking) that comes with developing new products. Due to unemployment, what most unemployed people have been doing lately is running their own businesses as a solution to their unemployment. There are a lot of pros and cons for doing that. Should one go into entrepreneurship out of desperation or should they do it out of passion? Such people may not withstand the pressures of running their own business. Becoming a successful entrepreneur is beyond access to capital. Four personality characteristics are particularly important for becoming a successful entrepreneur: willingness to bear risks, openness to experience, belief in an ability to control own future (internal locus of control), and extraversion.

Entrepreneurship can become a solution to unemployment in Nigeria but everyone who wants to take that route should make sure that they are fully equipped. In my opinion, a lot can be done through promoting entrepreneurship among the youth and unemployed. If the government can come up with an efficient system to provide initial capital and consultative support to interested individuals, a huge chunk of the unemployed youth would find a better alternative than being employed in the state or private sector.

cc: lalasticlala
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Why Entrepreneurship Is Not The Solution To Unemployment In Nigeria by odeexpress(m): 1:00pm On Jan 24, 2016
In reality, entrepreneurship reduces unemployment. There are numerous entrepreneurs that are born, but many others are made. Facing challenges as an entrepreneur is not specific to Nigeria. Entrepreneurs in other countries face numerous challenges as well. It is true that we have our challenges like access to funds and poor infrastructure. However, most Nigerians equate entrepreneurship to buying and selling or opening a small business.

Entrepreneurship is a composite skill, which includes imagination, readiness to take risks, ability to bring together and put to use other factors of production such as capital, labour, land and other intangible resources. One of the qualities of entrepreneurship is the ability to discover an investment opportunity and to organize an enterprise, thereby contributing to real economic growth and creating jobs in the process. It involves taking of risks and making the necessary investments under conditions of uncertainty and innovating, planning and taking decisions.

All that is required is for the government to provide the enabling environment for entrepreneurs to thrive.

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Business / Re: A Simple Guide For Preparing A Feasibility Study by odeexpress(m): 6:18pm On Jan 19, 2016
Wow!!!!!!! This is best ever guide on feasibility study I have ever seen.........
I av written mine....... thanks odeexpress

You are welcome. I am glad it was useful to you.
Phone/Internet Market / Re: Free Blackberry Unlocking Codes With"Imei +prd Code";no More Mep Code(NOT OS10) by odeexpress(m): 4:04pm On Jan 18, 2016
Can you kindly help me unlock my Blackberry Z10

IMEI 354897050200774
PRD 49737-042

Thank you
Family / Re: Hello House My Wife Is Always Pinging..what Do You Think? by odeexpress(m): 10:22am On Nov 19, 2015
Ping often as well and give your phone so much attention. Remember to smile often while with your mobile. Not quite long, she will be restored to her default settings and give you attention.
Politics / Re: N18.7bn Benue Teachers’ Salaries Paid Into Unknown Account by odeexpress(m): 6:16am On Nov 13, 2015
You are absolutely right. Ashitech and Ashifood are owned by Suswan's brother. Diverting public funds into family businesses.

That was the period during which the primary school teachers downed tools for nearly a year- 10months. Suswam was no doubt a big mess, but if things continue the way they are as we speak, we might have a bigger mess on our hands.

God save Benue states from the clutches of bad leadership.
Politics / N18.7bn Benue Teachers’ Salaries Paid Into Unknown Account by odeexpress(m): 5:52am On Nov 13, 2015
The Justice Elizabeth Kpojime Commission of Inquiry, which resumed sitting at the Makurdi High Court Four on Wednesday, said the Benue State Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs paid N18.7bn meant for primary school teachers’ salaries into an unknown account with First Bank in Makurdi.

Testifying before the commission, the Permanent Secretary of the Bureau, Mr. Emmanuel Ikpe, who could not give a satisfactory explanation on the identity of the owner of the bank account, appealed to the commission to invite the former Special Adviser of the Bureau during the period under investigation, Mr. Solomon Wombo, and the then Permanent Secretary, Mr. Asen Sambe, to give the required clarifications.

He said N1.8bn monthly salaries of primary school teachers owed between October 2013 and June 2014, was lodged in the fixed deposit account number 1017993231 with First Bank.

Ikpe admitted that the Bureau made payments between January and May, 2015 to the tune of N18.7bn into the unknown account at First Bank, Makurdi, adding that officials of the bank refused to give the Bureau details of the account when the Director of Finance and Administration approached its officials.

When the Commission demanded to know who from the Bureau made the payment of N4.6bn in May and N5bn in June last year among others, Ikpe said the then Accountant, Mr. Isaiah Ipevnor, and Sambe, who was the accounting officer, were in the best position to explain.

On why N3.4m was being paid monthly by the Bureau to a contractor, Ameh Technology, Ikpe explained that the Bureau had entered into   a contractual agreement with the company for the supply and maintenance of generators in the 23 local government areas of the state.

He however stated that since he became the Permanent Secretary, the money had not been paid to the contractor and the Bureau was thinking of terminating the contract so that if any local government needed such a service, it would request for it.

When Kpojime also demanded to know why Ashitech, Ashifood and Akpo Integrated Limited were being paid between N40m and N45m monthly, the Permanent Secretary requested for time to enable him to look into the records and furnish the commission with details.

Kpojime adjourned the sitting to enable Ikpe to continue with his testimony on Friday (today) and Thursday next week and to enable him to tender some documents requested.

Source: http://punchng.com/n18-7bn-benue-teachers-salaries-paid-into-unknown-account/
Autos / Re: Buy Grade One Tokunbo Cheap CAR/SUV In Cotonou With Low Mileage Accidental Free! by odeexpress(m): 8:46am On Nov 12, 2015
Kindly let me know the cost of a Clean Full Options 09 and 2010 Infiniti Fx35. Thank you.
Family / "Text Neck": Children 'becoming Hunchbacks' Due To Addiction To Smart Phones by odeexpress(m): 2:51pm On Oct 20, 2015
Children as young as seven are developing hunchbacks and curved spines because of the hours spent bending over smart phones and tablets, a chiropractor has claimed.

Dr James Carter warned that he had seen an "alarming increase" in the condition, which he called "text neck".

He said patients often came in complaining of a headache but that a simple heel-to-toe test revealed that they had developed a backwards curve in the neck having spent hours hunched over electronic devices.

"I have started seeing lots of cases over the past two years, especially in young schoolchildren and teenagers," Dr Carter told Daily Mail Australia.

"The condition is called 'text neck' because it is often caused when people sit with their heads dropped forward looking at their devices for several hours at a time.

"Instead of a normal forward curve, patients can be seen to have a backwards curve. It can be degenerative, often causing head, neck, shoulder and back pain.

"Many patients come in complaining they have a headache, but we actually find text neck is the cause of it. They often fail a simple heel-to-toe test and tend to fall over."

Sammy Margo, from the UK's Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, agreed that "text neck" was on the rise.

She said: "When you drop your chin on to your chest for a long period you are stretching the whole structure.

"Eventually, in conjunction with a sedentary lifestyle, it could lead to serious consequences."

Dr Carter, from Niagara Park on Australia's New South Wales Central Coast, warned that the condition could lead to anxiety and depression as well as spinal damage.

And he said 50 per cent of the patients he diagnosed were school-aged children and teenagers.

A recent survey by the consultancy ComRes for Channel 4 News found just over half of parents worried their kids were exposed to sexual content on their electronic devices, while 52 per cent said they were worried about them meeting strangers online.

It also found that children spend an average of nearly three hours a day in front of their screens – whether playing games, watching videos on YouTube or using social media.

Dr Carter advised avoiding using laptops or phones while sitting or lying in bed and raising monitors or devices to eye level.

Dr Chris McCarthy, a consultant spinal physiotherapist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, cautioned against the use of X-rays to diagnose such a condition.

He expressed concern that patients suspecting they had the condition would go to their GP and expect to have an X-ray, which he said were not recommended in the treatment of neck pain and would expose them to unnecessary radiation.

Whilst he said he had heard of "text neck", he suggested that the broader problem was more likely to stem from a sedentary lifestyle and a general lack of exercise.

"Non-specific neck pain can be related to sedentary postures," he said.

"As physios, we would support a notion that if a child does not do any exercise and stays in a static position playing computer games and on Facebook there is more chance they will get spinal pain, including in the neck."

Source: http://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/familyhealth/children-becoming-hunchbacks-due-to-addiction-to-smart-phones/ar-AAfwvfK?li=AAaeUIW&ocid=iehp
Crime / Re: FYI: Beware Of This Scam Recruitment Email: Federal Appointment by odeexpress(m): 1:06pm On Jul 20, 2015
Criminals can b creative!

They apply the creativity wrongly.
Crime / FYI: Beware Of This Scam Recruitment Email: Federal Appointment by odeexpress(m): 12:44pm On Jul 20, 2015
Hello Nairalanders,

I received the scam email this afternoon.


STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL:From the office of the chief protocol to the president. Dear Sir. As a nominee you are directed to scan/forward your CV/BIODATA with one passport photograph of your true resemblance to the office of the secretary to the govt of the federation for federal appointment Asap via this E-mail: chairman.screeningcommittee@presidency.com

Best wishes
Chief. Williams Odiah

press unit.OSGF

I feel the email was suspicious for the following reasons:

I never applied for a job, yet I was notified of an appointment.

The email address "chairmanscreeningcommitteeosgf@hotmail.com” gives it away. Using ‘Hotmail’ for a recruitment notification is highly suspicious

A notification with ‘FEDERAL APPOINTMENT’ is suspicious. It is too general.

The content as well as the general tone, use of abbreviation, lack of punctuation of the email shows desperation.

Be cautious

Politics / Re: Read President Buhari’s Inaugural Speech by odeexpress(m): 1:13pm On May 29, 2015
Buhari needs a translator, seriously. Was he communicating in English

Maybe you need a hearing aid.


Education / Re: Nigerian Universities With The Fastest Masters Degree Programmes by odeexpress(m): 2:36pm On Apr 23, 2015
Remove UNN from the list. Generally, their masters programme take a long time. Especially Enugu campus where money is a factor that determine progress. I started an Msc programme there and left after coursework. I took up another offer somewhere else and graduated before most of my mates at UNN.
Autos / Re: Buy Cars from Cotonou without stress and your car(s) will be delivered 48 hours by odeexpress(m): 6:57pm On Apr 16, 2015
Good evening Tadeus, please how much will a 96 Toyota Camry and 2000 Volkswagen Golf Wagon cost? Both of them automatic with AC. Thank you.
Nairaland / General / Re: Funny Election Pictures And Memes by odeexpress(m): 8:37am On Apr 01, 2015

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