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|Education / “hangry”, 22 Other New Words Added To Oxford Dictionaries by Uchem1(m): 3:01pm On Aug 28, 2015|
Oxford University Press has
released 23 new words in its
quarterly update of list of
words in Oxford advanced
The words, released Thursday
to the web version of the
dictionary, include hangry,
bants, manspreading and
Awesomesauce: This is an
adjective, used also
informally in the US to mean
extremely good; excellent.
Bants: This implies playfully
teasing or mocking remarks,
exchanged with another
person or group; also known
Beer o’clock: An appropriate
time of day to drink beer.
Blockchain: This is a noun
which also implies a digital
ledger in which transactions
made in bitcoin are recorded
chronologically and publicly.
Brain fart: Also a noun;
meaning a temporary mental
lapse or failure to reason
Brexit: A term for the
potential or hypothetical
departure of the United
Kingdom (Britain) from the
Bruh: A male friend (often
used as a form of address)
Buttdial: To inadvertently call
(someone) on a mobile phone
in one’s rear trouser pocket.
Butthurt: This is to be overly
or unjustifiably offended or
Cakeage: This is a charge
made by a restaurant for
serving a cake they have not
Catcafe: A café or similar
establishment where people
pay to interact with cats
housed in the premises.
Fast-casual: Denoting or relating to a type
of high-quality self-service restaurant
offering dishes that are prepared to
order, and are more expensive than
those available in a typical fast-food
Fatberg: A very large mass of solid waste
in a sewerage system, consisting
especially of congealed fat and personal
hygiene products that have been flushed
Fat-shame: Cause (someone judged to be
fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by
making mocking or critical comments
about their size
Grexit: a term for the potential
withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone
(the economic region formed by
countries in the European Union that use
the euro as their national currency).
Hangry: Bad-tempered or irritable as a
result of hunger.
MacGyver: Make or repair (an object) in
an improvised or inventive way, making
use of whatever items are at hand.
Manspreading: The practice whereby a
man, especially one travelling on public
transport, adopts a sitting position with
his legs wide apart, in such a way as to
encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.
Mic drop: An instance of deliberately
dropping or tossing aside one’s
microphone at the end of a performance
or speech one considers to have been
Mx: A title used before a person’s
surname or full name by those who wish
to avoid specifying their gender or by
those who prefer not to identify
themselves as male or female.
Rage-quit: To angrily abandon an activity
or pursuit that has become frustrating,
especially the playing of a video game.
Kippable: (Of a part or feature of
something) able to be omitted or passed
over so as to get to the next part or
Wine o’clock: An appropriate time of day
to start drinking wine.
|Politics / Shekau: I’m Still In Charge by Uchem1(m): 3:35pm On Aug 17, 2015|
The leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, yesterday denied being killed or ousted.
He spoke in an audio recording attributed to him by security experts.
In the eight-minute message in Hausa language, Shekau denied claims by Chadian leader Idriss Deby that he had been replaced. He called the president a “hypocrite” and a “tyrant”.
“It is indeed all over the global media of infidels that I am dead or that I am ill, incapacitated and have lost influence in the affairs of the religion,” he said in the recording released on social media.
“It should be understood that this is false. This is indeed a lie. If it were true, my voice wouldn’t have been heard, now that I am speaking.”
Deby declared on August 12 that efforts to combat neighbouring Boko Haram jihadists had succeeded in “decapitating” the group and would be wrapped up “by the end of the year”.
He told reporters in the capital, N’Djamena, that Boko Haram was no longer led by the fearsome Shekau and that his successor, whom he named as Mahamat Daoud, was open to talks.
“Gratitude be to Allah and with his help, I have not disappeared. I am still alive and I am not dead. And I will not die until my time appointed by Allah is up,” Shekau said in the message.
The SITE Intelligence Group verified the authenticity of the message, and an AFP correspondent with extensive experience of reporting Boko Haram said it exactly resembled Shekau’s voice in previous recordings.
Shekau’s absence from Boko Haram videos in recent months has fuelled speculation that he might have been killed or injured.
He has not spoken publicly since he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group in an audio recording released on March 7.
The jihadist commander refers to himself in the new recording for the first time as “leader of the West Africa wing” of IS and pays homage to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, referring to him as the “Caliph of Muslims”.
He taunted President Muhammadu Buhari, who came to power on May 29, vowing to crush Boko Haram and ordered his military chiefs last week to end the insurgency within three months.
“This ostentatious person, a liar — I mean Buhari, who raised arms to crush us in three months. You Buhari, why didn’t you say in three years?” Shekau said.
“We will certainly fight you by the grace of Allah until we establish Allah’s law everywhere on earth.”
Boko Haram has been waging a six-year uprising against Nigeria, which has claimed more than 15,000 lives.
The jihadists have repeatedly extended their northeastern insurgency into border areas of Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
In recent weeks, suicide bombers, many of them women, have launched attacks on Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.
The four countries and Benin have pledged troops towards a regional 8,700-strong force aimed at ending the insurgency and due to deploy within days.
Speculation about Shekau’s condition — and even his true identity — has been rampant in Nigeria for years.
The wanted Islamist leader’s whereabouts are unknown, but he has in the past made himself heard whenever he has been proclaimed dead.
Some experts and Nigerian security officials insist “Shekau” is a composite character, with different militant fighters stepping into the role at different times.
The original Abubakar Shekau — the son of poor farmers, who became radicalised in a series of theological schools before taking over Boko Haram in 2010 — actually died months, or possibly several years ago, according to the security services.
But the United States and other experts have questioned the credibility of that claim.
“Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath,” the insurgent leader, who has been sanctioned by the UN Security Council and declared a “global terrorist” by the United States, said in a video released last October. http://thenationonlineng.net/shekau-im-still-in-charge/
|Education / Candidates Decry High Cost Of JAMB, UTME Scratch Cards by Uchem1(m): 10:43am On Aug 15, 2015|
The Federal Government has been urged to
control the price of scratch cards to prevent
marketers from exploiting candidates in the
name of selling and printing original JAMB
results for candidates .
Some candidates told the News Agency of
Nigeria ( NAN ) in Keffi , Nasarawa State on Friday
that business centres /cyber cafés charged
candidates who want to print their JAMB original
result between N1800 and N2000 per scratch
Mr James Usman , who sat for Post Unified
Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations ( UTME)
at Nasarawa State University and College of
Education , Akwanga , said the cost of scratch
cards was exploitative.
“ The university asked all candidates to print
original JAMB result from the internet and when
we went to cyber cafe, we bought each scratch
card for N1500
“ Most of the cyber cafés charged between N200
and 300 for the printing of original JAMB results .
So , a total of N1800 is spent on buying and
printing of JAMB original results by each
“ For the UTME scratch card, the original amount
is N1000 . But why are cyber café operators
taking advantage of JAMB ’ s original result
demanded by the various institutions to screen
UTME candidates to exploit us .
“ We bought JAMB form with a lot of money , we
bought scratch card to register for JAMB , we
bought scratch card to check result , we bought
scratch card to register for post UTME and we
finally paid money for the post UTME screening
to institutions ” , he said .
He appealed to the federal government and
JAMB to intervene in the cost of admission
process to make education affordable to the
children of the common people .
Another UTME candidate, Mr Isah Abdul,
appealed to the management of business
centres in the state to be reasonable with their
prices when selling post UTME scratch cards
“ When I went for post UTME examination and
screening at the College of Education , Akwanga ,
candidates were buying JAMB scratch cards for
between N 1800 and N2000 . This is in addition to
fees for the printing of original JAMB results .
“ This amounts to exploitation and cheating of
candidates by business centres /cyber cafe
“ They take advantage of the screening and we
have no option because without the JAMB
original result, one will not be screened’’, he said .
Mr Solomon Chukwu , UTME candidate said : “ the
federal government/JAMB has to do something
to check unnecessary increase in the cost of
UTME scratch cards and fees charged by various
institutions for the post UTME screening.
He said that such measures would not only make
education affordable but also reduce the burden
on parents towards the education of their
|Politics / Re: Bayo Omoboriowo At His Wedding Today (Photos) by Uchem1(m): 1:14pm On Aug 01, 2015|
So who go snap am today?
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|Education / Re: Direct Entry Admission 2015 by Uchem1(m): 6:20pm On Jun 28, 2015|
please I am yet to get my pin from my school and the closing date is just by the corner, any advice on what to do or if jamb has extended the date? please I don't know what next to do
|Politics / Re: Nigerian Pilot Loses Life To Explosive After Raid On Boko Haram Group. Photos by Uchem1(m): 10:10am On May 26, 2015|
Was full of humility back then in school. Too quick to say goodbye. May your gentle soul continue to rest in the bosom of the almighty God Amen
|Crime / Re: Nigerians, Beware Of These Kind Of Scammers!!! by Uchem1(m): 12:02am On Mar 07, 2015|
I was with a guy sometime around last year and same method was used on the guy, he was told Julius Berger company is the only company having such goods,that the manager and store keeper has agreed to work with him in the supply,only if he can pay in certain amount. Luckily for him he sort the advice of some persons around and was told to play along and let's see where they were heading to,it got to a point a bank account number was sent to him when the fool thought he has gotten him. And continued calling over and over to know if he has paid in and the deposit slip number. Seems they have insiders in the bank as well. That's why it's Good sometimes to discuss certain things with people
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Ondo Tescom Recruitment by Uchem1(m): 8:34am On Oct 09, 2014|
My phone beeped, I thought it was tescom only to see, are you made of black? This network messages no go kill person.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Ondo Tescom Recruitment by Uchem1(m): 2:48pm On Oct 02, 2014|
Today is Friday 2nd has anyone received an sms from tescom. MTN wants to give me heart attack each time my phone beeps na the stupid network message I the see.
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|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Ondo Tescom Recruitment by Uchem1(m): 2:41pm On Sep 30, 2014|
This group 2 core questions no come easy ooo.......chaiiii.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Ondo Tescom Recruitment by Uchem1(m): 3:39pm On Sep 24, 2014|
Happy for a post like this please let's keep ourselves updated
|Politics / Re: ‘army Getting New Weapons To Combat B’ Haram’ by Uchem1(m): 6:46am On Jul 15, 2014|
Hope dem no go tell them the location wer the weapons dey? I tink say some of dis tins suppose d secret...*just tinking aloud sha*
|Computers / please I need help on suitable seminar topics on computer by Uchem1(m): 10:48pm On Jun 19, 2013|
please I am to present a seminar in computer science and I am presently finding it hard to get a suitable topics for it. Please if you have any and a good site where I can get materials on it I will be greatful to have it. The topic should be a researchable topic/form. Thanks
|Nairaland / General / Re: 10 Myths About Introverts by Uchem1(m): 9:57am On May 18, 2013|
dis post is jst perfect. I am also proud to be an introvert, if u want to knw more, read d book why u act d way u act by Tim himalaye. Tanx for d post
|Dating And Meet-up Zone / Re: What Is Your Date Of Birth? See If U Have A Match by Uchem1(m): 10:26pm On Nov 21, 2012|
|Crime / Re: Police: Why We Couldn't Save The Aluu 4 by Uchem1(m): 6:49pm On Oct 15, 2012|
what a shame!!! Dat mobs will chase policemen on duty away, I'm highly disappointed in nija police. What exactly are they policing
|Politics / Re: Bomb Explosion In Minna? by Uchem1(m): 2:31pm On Oct 15, 2012|
It hapend early dis munin btw 10:30 nd 11. It was actualy defused nd during the process der were sounds of explosion. I was around der but some metres away, u need see d way drivas wer speeding bakwards nd pepl running. It wasnt funny at all. Tank God no casuality
|Career / Re: PHCN: Workers To Get Pay-offs From Privatisation Proceeds by Uchem1(m): 11:27am On Jul 05, 2012|
please how can i open a thread/topic in nairaland with my fone?
|Politics / Re: TUC Rejects New Electricity Tariffs ! by Uchem1(m): 9:39am On May 25, 2012|
will anytin in nija eva b done witin two or three months Diezani said we should live wit d increment in fuel price for two yrz nd continue to suffer, nnaji said we should bgin payin d hi tarrif until d so calld investors comz...wen d bring bills of lit we didnt evn use, I tink we nid a forum on d media wer we can tell dis pepl to stop FOOLING us in nija. u prolong wat u are to do naw till wen u will leave office...give us lit den we can pay for ur so called investors to com if not u pepl investin on it urselves....am disapointd in most of our public office holders...mtcheew
|Politics / Re: Electricity Consumers To Get Free Prepaid Meters by Uchem1(m): 10:26pm On May 18, 2012|
if in nija, all d so many empty promises made are actualised i tink nija wuld hv bin beta dan wat it is, but d leadas now knw dat we live comfortably on sweet empty promises and d broadcast dat over d media for us. am neva going to belev any leada again until i c ACTIONS nd datz wat we nid.....wat a nonsense!!!!!!
|TV/Movies / Re: For All WWE Wrestling Fans(the Nigerian WWE Universe) by Uchem1(m): 7:48pm On May 09, 2012|
my favorite naw is RANDY, d recent beast dat was brought into raw-lesna should be made to fight wit randy or beta leave imagine wat he did to triple h; broke H3 arm...
|Politics / Re: An Open Letter To General Buhari by Uchem1(m): 2:43pm On May 09, 2012|
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