Monday, 14 April 2014

Human Rights

There are 30 rights as written in UDR..Universal declaration of Human Rights

1. We are all born free and equal

2. Do not discriminate

3. The rights to life

4. No Slavery

5. No Torture

6. You have Rights, No matter Where you go

Ebola Virus affects Baby Africa!!!

Ebola Virus of 2014...All you need to know about Ebola Virus:

1. It is a Central African disease that has traveled over countries in a living host to West Africa. It is easily spread by physical contact and eating contaminated bush meat. Major hosts are in five species of Bats but monkeys and apes are easily infected and killed.

2. It kills in a week, leaving no time to treat an individual.

3. It has no known vaccine or cure

4. Known cases have been experienced recently in Guniea, Liberia and Central Africa Rep, spreading eastwards and westwards towards Nigeria. Death toll so far in West Africa is over 100.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

If it's NOT NEW, it's NOT NEW

Informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries may cause serious health and pollution problems, though these countries are also most likely to reuse and repair electronics. All electronic scrap components, such as CRTs, may contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal are all "E-WASTE". If it's NOT NEW, it's NOT NEW!

Blogger or Talker?

While surfing the net, I came across this article that hit my point exactly and deemed it fit to share it through this medium.

"YOU are not a blogger. You're just a talker. is just one big chat box for you.
You post to communicate but never shared not
one insightful thought. You post only to tell your silly day-to-day activities, macho rantings and those who comment on your posts are equally non bloggers but talkers like you.

Let's know GONG

Gong, today announces its presence as an "Information hub". Where we can all contribute our ideas and raise our voices to eradicating avoidable conflicts, dangers, and enlighten our selves for a better society.

We (GONG) sight an issue that needs to be addressed, we research the issues as to give accurate reports and facts before writing an article on the topic. GONG also welcomes articles from readers, which are reviewed before it is published.
In light to helping small and medium enterprises, GONG also runs a free post on fridays called "InFocus", where an entrepreneur or creative mind is interviewed to help in the publicity of such talents.

GONG plans to be the reference point to most if not every positive change around the globe. Positive changes like good roads in africa, eradicating hunger, good water, and so on.
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Monday, 7 April 2014

Physical Disabilities: A way to make us all equal

Before I go on, let me apologise for being "off-radar" for a LONGTIME. No need for excuses anymore because "Excuses are tools of incompetence, monuments of nothingness and whoever uses it, is not wise".
Let me start this discussion with a question: What are your feelings and reactions towards people with disabilities? Not how you know you should normally behave, but what is your true feelings at first sight?

Persons with disabilities are still often 'invisible' in society, either segregated or simply ignored as passive objects of charity. They are denied their rights to be included in the general school system, to be employed, to live independently in the community, to move freely, to vote, to participate in sport and cultural activities, to enjoy social protection, to live in an accessible built and technological environment, to access justice, to enjoy freedom to choose medical treatments and to enter freely into legal commitments such as buying and selling property.

Monday, 24 February 2014

New Nation Initiative: Our Saviour?

While surfing the internet, i came across Dukwe Inc. alias New Nation. Dukwe has taken the role as the world’s first private sector response to the issue of global poverty and under development. Dukwe’s approach to realizing the demands of this mission is seen in the 21 pillars of Dukwe, which are; power, housing, IT, telecom, roads, transportation, health care, justice, food, water, security, education, mortgages, insurance, emergency relief, credit, environment, financial planning, faith, debit, and credit. For the main time, only one programme has been fully launched which is "Grey and Strong".

 Grey and Strong is a wonderful social welfare scheme specifically designed to cater for the elderly people in Africa, through various social benefits that come with their membership and participation in this unparalleled programme.

It ensures a better life for the people above the age of 50, by introducing social security and protection through provision of basic needs and infrastructures for the elderly.
It also advocates against the neglect of the senior citizens in Africa, in order to improve their standard of living, as obtainable in advanced countries of the world. The scheme has been designed to further encourage the provision of social benefits for the elderly by both public and private sectors in various African countries.
The welfare services offered by this empowerment programme covers financial assistance, elderly care homes, health support, recreational zones, legal advice and defense, among others.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Trees (3): Tree-T Your Health

Healthy trees mean ... healthy communities. Tree-filled neighbourhoods lower levels of domestic violence and are safer and more sociable. One hundred mature trees catch about 139,000 gallons of rainwater per year. Strategically placed trees save up to 56% on annual air-conditioning costs. Trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents stormwater from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Trees (2): Growing Our Economy with Trees

We have discussed the importance of trees to the environment in the previous article, explaining how it acts as a Carbon Sink and helping us survive on this earth. One hundred trees remove 53 tons of carbon dioxide and 430 pounds of other air pollutants per year. Simply put, trees promote life. Not only do trees produce oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide, they also provide homes for animals, recharge groundwater, replace soil nitrates, prevent erosion and more. The addition of an indigenous tree to any environment will have countless environmental benefits. That said, trees also helps us economically and socially, but we'll be discussing its economical importance.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Trees (1): Our Gift to the Climate

Man needs oxygen which is the waste product of tree, while trees need carbon dioxide which is also a waste from man for survival. Because trees remove carbon dioxide from the air as they grow, tree planting can be used as a geoengineering technique to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Deforestation is responsible for 18-25% of global climate change. I am encouraging tree planting to mitigate the effects of climate change.

While the benefits of tree planting are subject to debate, the costs are low compared to many other mitigation options.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Why Are There So Many Denominations?

Bill Hicks said: "There are over 30,000 denominations across continents and countries. There are fundamental elements being disagreed upon. And yet you're all reading the same book and all claiming to be possessed by God himself. It's nonsense."

Monday, 2 December 2013

"Child Labour" still roaming about our society

Employing children to do tedious and extremely difficult jobs that robs them of their childhood, right to education, and affects them mentally, physically, socially and morally is not only dangerous but also harmful.

Although not all work done by children should be classified as child labour, activities such as helping their parents around the home, assisting in a family business or earning pocket money outside school hours and during school holidays. These kinds of activities contribute to children's development and to the welfare of their families; they provide them with skills and experience, and help to prepare them to be productive members of society during their adult life.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Harmattan is flammable!!!

It is that time of the year when every thing goes dry. Apart from the cold and dust that it brings, harmattan also comes with gusty winds. The level of dust in the air is so thick during this period that it severely limits visibility and blocks the sun for several days, comparable to a heavy fog. This could cause spontaneous nosebleeds, increase in cases of conjunctivitis, asthma, and dry cough among others, during the period.

So staying warm is needed. Bush burning to clear farm site or to hunt rodents and other animals should be minimised or avoided. Also, burning refuse dump should be greatly minimized this period.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Drinking and driving

Driving while either intoxicated or drunk is dangerous and drivers with high blood alcohol content or concentration (BAC) are at greatly increased risk of car accidents, highway injuries and vehicular deaths. Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. Alcohol affects everybody's driving for the worse. It creates a feeling of overconfidence, makes judging distance and speed more difficult and slows your reactions so it takes longer to stop. The poor quality of Nigerian roads, as well as the lack of enforcement of penalties against drunk driving, has led to a large number of accidents.

Monday, 25 November 2013

We are dying, Who Cares?!

It is so sad that our healthcare delivery system is almost utterly neglected by the government as not much happens even in the basic area of primary health care. The state of public healthcare infrastructure, along with other structural challenges, such as the difficulty in attracting and retaining skills, has also led to a decline in rendering health services. The Local government councils which is supposed to be responsible for this assignment, pockets the LITTLE that their state governments releases.

The government and the Elites are not conversant with the irritating state of the healthcare system of this country because they and their families are patients of foreign hospitals. Political leaders at the state and even the federal level only pay lip service to the state of our healthcare delivery system. We have heard of governors and senators flown abroad for "MEDICAL CHECK-UP". As little as a medical check up, this tells that we either have unqualified doctors or inadequate infrastructure or even both. No leader thinks of hospitals because there is a conventional preference – 'oversea' treatment.

Friday, 25 October 2013

To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills

OFF THE COAST OF FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Twelve miles out to sea from the severely damaged and leaking nuclear reactors at Fukushima, a giant floating wind turbine signals the start of Japan's most ambitious bet yet on clean energy.
When this 350-foot-tall windmill is switched on next month, it will generate enough electricity to power 1,700 homes. Unremarkable, perhaps, but consider the goal of this offshore project: to generate over 1 gigawatt of electricity from 140 wind turbines by 2020. That is equivalent to the power generated by a nuclear reactor.
The project's backers say that offshore windmills could be a breakthrough for this energy-poor nation. They would enable Japan to use a resource it possesses in abundance: its coastline, which is longer than that of the United States.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter pays tribute to Yekini

Fifa President Sepp Blatter paid tribute to Nigeria's late football hero Rashidi Yekini yesterday.

Yekini who scored Nigeria's first World Cup goal, and remains the country's all-time top scorer with 37 goals from 58 games for the senior national team, died on 4th May 2012.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Female Christian School Teacher Jailed For Having Sex With Two Teenage Students

A teacher at a West Tennessee Christian school is facing charges for allegedly having séx with two boys under the age of 18.

37-year-old Béth Scearce was arrested on the 15th October after a victim told police that he had séx with her three times in the fall of 2012.


A US Republican Sen. Ted Cruz while comparing the glitches plaguing the website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law also succeeded in insulting Nigeria, the world's largest black community.
The Senator, who is considered as the Tea Party favourite received a rousing ovation during a rally of more than 1,000 supporters Monday in Houston while speaking out about the Affordable Care Act, known also as Obamacare.
"You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately," Cruz said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website."
Cruz told supporters that he's working for them and not for D.C. "party bosses."
"People are saying mean things about me," Cruz said, according to the Chronicle. "Who cares? At the end of the day, I don't work for the party bosses in Washington. I work for each and every one of you. What they don't understand is that we're standing here together. We've got a problem in Washington. They're not listening to the American people."

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Police, EFCC, ICPC Most Corrupt Government Agencies in Nigeria – Survey

A recent survey has shown that the Nigeria police Force, NPF, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, are the most corrupt of federal government agencies in the country.
The survey by the CLEEN Foundation in collaboration with the McArthur Foundation, a copy of which was given to journalists at a media briefing Monday in Abuja, said the government agencies topped the list of the ranking in a 2013 National Crime Victimisation and Safety survey conducted by the body.
The report also identified a weak and corrupt judiciary as some of the constraints militating against the fight against corruption.