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INEC releases general elections dates for the next 36 years

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) on Wednesday announced dates for general elections in the country for the next 36 years, starting from 2019 to 2055. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mamood Yakubu, made the announcement at a consultative meeting with leaders of political parties in Abuja.

“In 2019, the dates are February 16 and March 2; in 2023, the dates are February 18 and March 4.

“In 2027, the dates are February 20 and March 6; in 2031, it is February 15 and March 1.

“In 2035, it is February 17 and March 3; in 2039, it is February 19 and March 5 and in 2043, it will hold on February 21 and March 7.

“In 2047, it is February 15 and March 2; in 2051, it is February 18 and March 1; in 2055, it is February 20 and March 6,” Yakubu said.

He pointed out that in other democracies of the world, periods of elections are generally known and are not topics for speculation.

Yakubu explained that the aim was to engender certainty in the election calendar and also to allow fo…

#endcuttinggirls : 10 reasons why our FGM law has failed – and 10 ways to improve it (UK scenerio)

Here we list 10 problems that have plagued the fight against FGM and 10 solutions that could improve the situation.
WHAT THE PROBLEMS ARE

1. Complaints from survivors. Survivors are disempowered girls, with little voice, knowledge or social resources to make official complaints. Mutilated when young, these are often the children of those who organise the ceremony. They may be related to accomplices and be fearful of "cutters" who have status, authority, "mystique" in their communities. These children are confused, have conflicting loyalties and are scared of losing their parents.
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2. Witnesses. Typically these are family members who believe stopping the practice can damage family's economic and social prospects. Mutilations either happen overseas or, if in the UK, in private homes (thus lack bystander evidence). Those relatives who might disapprove and report can face social ostracism and physical threats.

3. Professionals. Despite clear guideline…

#DeeperLife : Ambode commissions bridge, car park built by Deeper Christian Life Ministry

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has lauded the General Superintendent and members of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry for its contributions towards community development and improvement of the quality of life of the people of the State.
Pastor William Kumuyi, General Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church And Wale Oluwo, Commissioner For Energy & Mineral Resources, Lagos State, At the Commissioning of Oduwaiye Street Bridge & Deeper Life Bible Church Multi – Level Car Pack at Gbagada in Lagos today

Governor Ambode who spoke Tuesday at the commissioning of multiple projects executed by the Church in the Gbagada area of Lagos, commended Deeper Life for mobilizing millions of its members across the world towards making life more meaningful for members of the community that live around its headquarters in Lagos.

Projects commissioned by the Governor included a link bridge on Oduwaiye Street, Gbagada, traffic lights on a number of streets and a 600 capacity multilevel car p…

#endcuttinggirls : So what exactly is the medicalisation of FGM/C?

NB: Join us this week Thursday... 1st March, 2018 ...with hashtag #endcuttinggirls Medicalisation includes, but is not limited to:any FGM/C procedure carried out by a healthcare professional or in a healthcare facility (at home or abroad);the provision of medical equipment for the use of performing FGM;the carrying out of symbolic cutting as an alternative to FGM;providing medical training to traditional cutters and those carrying out FGM,and any procedures to re-establish FGMafter giving birth (reinfibulation). Over the last few years I have heard many stories from FGM survivors who have undergone FGM carried out by health professionals, I have met a midwife who herself carried out the practice and I have heard personal testimonies of members of high ranking families who have undergone this form of FGM. What is wrong with medicalisation? While some people have argued that medicalisation of FGM reduces the risk of infection and danger from complications such as blood loss, this argum…

FG, states, LGAs share N637.554bn for as revenue for Jan, 2018

NB: How much did each of the 36 States plus FCT contributed independently ,and how much each received? 
The Federal, States and Local Governments on Thursday shared the sum of N637.554bn being revenue for the month of January 2018.

This sum is about N20bn lower than the N655bn they shared in December 2018.

The Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun told newsmen on Thursday after the monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) .

She said though "the average price of crude oil increased from $56.83 to $57.71 per barrel during the period, other major issues that impacted negatively on operations.”

She explained that there were shut-ins and shut-downs of production at various terminals for repairs and force majeure declared at Bonny Terminal that was still in place during the period under review."

Represented at the meeting by the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, the minister said "there were significant increase in oil royalty and value add…

#e-ChurchGrowth : 23 Social Media Tips For Your Church

Tip #1: Audit your social media
Understanding your current reality is so important if you want to reach more people and create more impact.

Tip #2: Schedule ahead
Creating a consistent and sustainable social media presence

Tip #3: Create a social media calendar
You can of course randomly schedule your social media. But you can also plan ahead and see what is happening in your ministry world to see what you may want to create content around. (I have created a free social media calendar template here that you can use)

Tip #4: Engage with your audience!
There is nothing worse than not replying or engaging with your audience. Engagement looks different on different platforms. For example on Instagram you can look at your followers and see what they are posting about and comment on their feeds. On Twitter it could be as simple as liking a mention or replying to a comment. I’ve said it before that social media is an engagement channel, not a broadcast channel. If you want to reach more peo…

FGM/C: Implications, effects and relationship with HIV/AIDS*

*Implications of FGM/C*
FGM/C does irreparable harm. It can result in death through severe bleeding, pain and trauma and overwhelming infections. It is routinely traumatic.
• It has dangerous health implications because of the unsanitary conditions in which it is generally practiced.
• It is a fundamental violation of human rights because it is carried out at a very young age when there is no possibility of the individual consent.
• Mutilated/cut infants, girls and women face irreversible lifelong health risks, among other consequences.

 *Harmful effects of FGM/C include:*
• Failure to heal
• Abscess formation
• Cysts
• Excessive growth of scar tissue
• Urinary tract infection
• Painful sexual intercourse
• Hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases
• Reproductive tract infection
• Pelvic inflammatory diseases
• Infertility
• Painful menstruation
• Chronic urinary tract obstruction/bladder stones
• Obstructed labor
• Increased risk of bleeding and infection during childbirth.

 *FGM/C …

5 Smartphone Tricks To Make You More Productive

Many people have smartphones but they only use them to surf social media-Facebook, Instagram. What they do not realise is that their smartphone can do much more than surfing the internet. You can use to become more productive.
As such, whether you’re looking for an easier way to send that signed notice to your boss, or just want to stay focused on work when browsing the web, Jumia Travel highlights smartphone tricks that will make you more productive.

Use your iPad as a second monitor
Add up the dozens of tabs crowding your web browser and the overflowing email inbox you’re catching up on, and there’s never enough screen space. It’s especially cumbersome if you’re trying to do those things on a small laptop. That’s where your iPad can come in handy — by doubling as a second monitor by using the Duet Display app, you can turn your iPad into a second screen for your Mac or PC.

Speed through voicemail with Google Voice transcriptions
Google Voice will automatically convert your voicemai…

My Madam Inserted Stick In My Private Part –girl, 12 …victim loses hand during torture

A 12-year-old girl, Faith Nwanja, has told officials of the Ebonyi State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development how she was subjected to inhuman treatment by her mistress, Mrs. Mrs. Nkechi Bartholomew.

    The girl, who hails from Okoffia community in Ezza South Local Government Area, was tortured, mutilated and abandoned by Bartholomew for being too stubborn.

    Bartholomew, a childless woman and seamstress adopted Nwanja and took her to Onitsha, Anambra State, when she was eight years old.

    But Bartholomew allegedly disfigured the girl.

    Nwanja has shocking scars and injuries all over her body, including eyes. She also has bloodied mouth and has lost one of her hands to torture.

    Narrating her ordeal, the girl said her madam always tortures her with sticks, hot iron and other dangerous weapons for being stubborn.

    She also alleged that Bartholomew, who hails from the same area with her, always inserts stick into her private part.

    It was learnt that Bartho…

Facebook Community Leadership Program: Nigeria To Benefit From $10m Investment

Nigeria’s technology communities are set to benefit from Facebook Community Leadership Programme, a global initiative that invests in people building communities. The platform will commit tens of millions of dollars to the programme, including up to $10 million in grants that will go directly to people creating and leading communities.

Jennifer Du
lski, head of groups and community, and Ime Archibong, vice president, product partnerships Facebook, at the Facebook Communities Summit Europe at the weekend said in addition, Facebook introduced new tools for group admins and the expansion of the company’s London-based engineering team that builds technology to help keep people safe on Facebook.

Community leaders often tell Facebook that with additional support they could have more impact. The Facebook Community Leadership Program is designed to empower leaders from around the world who are building communities through the Facebook family of apps and services.

It includes: residency and f…

#ELECTRICITY : How Much You Pay As Electricity Bill In Your State (See List)

The Federal Government in January 2016, introduced new electricity tariffs raising rates by a whopping 40%. The government explained that this was necessary to ensure investments into the sector is sustained as no one will put down money for tariffs that are not cost-reflective (enough to cover your cost and help them make some profit).

With the 40% tariff increase, household light bills went up triggering a rise in inflation rate throughout 2016. Even though most reports indicate tariffs rose by 40%, electricity tariff is not the same across board.

You actually get to pay higher in some states compared to others. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, explained that the reason for the disparate tariff was due to the rate of losses associated with different regions in the country. Regions with the high losses typically incur higher tariffs.


To put things into better perspective, we will assume a regular household that consumes 1000 units of electricity per month. This …

Which mobile Data provider is currently the best in term of affordability and reliability in Nigeria

Airtel-Etisalat-Glo-Mtn-Ntel-Smile-Spectranet-Swift?

Despite the various data plans advertised by the data providers in Nigeria,their prices of data,data caps and poor network connections are still nothing to write home about.Glo data cap reduction is still fresh in our minds despite their poor network.

Aitel Trybe of N25 for 500MB is somehow good,but only in the night. 1am -5am
Glo N500 for 800MB fairly good
MTN N1200 for 1.5GB no comments
My observations...all these network providers must put Nigerians first.
Without the masses,they can make enough profits. They should consider the poor masses strongly ...of not, their profits margin may drop soon.
...I am just making COMMON SENSE

So which of them is your favourite?

How to make money by selling your photos online

Many Nigerians take photos to catch fun and capture memories. Most of these pictures are ultimately uploaded on the social media for comments and likes.

However, the internet has evolved such that while some people are catching fun, others are earning big time. Who says you can’t do both? In this article, you will learn how to start making money from your photos and the websites that are interested in helping you sell.

Today, the internet is evolving to feature pictures than ever. The adage “a picture speaks better than a thousand words” is fast becoming a reality. Thousands of books, journals, websites and brands depend on pictures to enhance their readability and to drive home the message.

What kind of pictures can you sell?

You can literally sell any kind of photo online. However, these photos should be the ones you took yourself. It must be copyright-free and not the public domain photos on the internet. Public domain photos are simply pictures with no copyright on them and can b…

Sanitation Worker Finds Dead Triplets Dumped In A Dustbin

This is really heartbreaking. An alarm was raised after this set of triplets were found recently in a dustbin during an environmental sanitation.. According to information gathered online, the babies were apparently dumped at the site by their mother in a clear case of abortion. They were found dead after being spotted by an environmental worker.
Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2018/02/sanitation-worker-finds-dead-triplets-dumped-dustbin-graphic-photos.html

10.2m people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria — UN

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon,  disclosed this, yesterday, during the launch of 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, HRP, in Abuja. He said the affected states include Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe. Giving a breakdown of the figure, Kallon said 1.7 million were internally displaced persons, IDPs; 1.3 million returnees from outside the country and 7.2 million others in various groups. He, however, added that UN’s primary concern was the 7.7 million people, who he said were in need of such support in the north-eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. “These (the 7.7 million) are people who have been displaced and are living in camps or host communities, people who have returned home to nothing, and people living in other areas that are hard to reach for humanitarian aid,” he said. He said of this number, 6.8 million are being targeted for humanitarian assistance in the 2018 HRP by 60 organisations, including UN agencies and international and nation…

Breaking News: Gov. Lalong desolves Cabinet

E
xecutive Governor of plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong has dissolved the State Executive Cabinet with effect from today the 8th Of February 2018.
In a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Executive Governor Samuel Emmanuel Nanle, the Governor expresses His sincere appreciation to The Honourable Commissioners for their selfless service and immense contributions these past years, in delivering to the people of plateau state the dividends of democracy and in engendering hope in the APC led administration in the State.
Lalong, while wishing the Commissioners the best in their future endeavours assures them that as stakeholders in the Plateau Project, their wealth of experience would continuously be relied upon in building the Plateau of our dream.
He however calls on them not to relent in availing their services when called upon in the future to serve the state.
The statement futher directs the Hon Commissioners to hand over to Permanent Secretaries…

#endcuttinggirls: Lagos Firstlady Seeks Policy To Eradicate FGM/C

Wife of Lagworldate Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode.

The Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has urged government at all levels to formulate the right policy for the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria by 2030. Ambode made the call at a programme to commemorate this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM at Alausa, Ikeja on Tuesday. The wife of the governor also urged parents and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) to continue to advocate for the total eradication of FGM. She expressed optimism that FGM could be stamped out of Africa by 2030 if relevant institutions and stakeholders work together toward achieving that goal. The governor’s wife said that FGM constituted an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls, directly violating their rights to health, security and physical integrity. She wondered why women should be subjected to such life-threatening dehumanisation. According to her, the pace of penetration of awareness s…

Basic facts on GENOTYPE AND BLOOD GROUP : THE COMPATIBILITY ISSUE

Genotype & It's Appropriate Suitor:
AA + AA = Excellent
AA + AS = Good
AA + SS = Fair
AS + AS = Bad
AS + SS = Very Bad
SS + SS = Extremely Bad (In fact, don't try it)
#SickleCellAwareness

💉BLOOD GROUP COMPATIBILITY 💉

What’s Your Type and how common is it?

O+       1 in 3        37.4%
(Most common)

A+        1 in 3        35.7%

B+        1 in 12        8.5%

AB+     1 in 29        3.4%

O-        1 in 15        6.6%

A-        1 in 16        6.3%

B-        1 in 67        1.5%

AB-     1 in 167        .6%
(Rarest)

Compatible Blood Types

O- can receive O-

O+ can receive O+, O-

A- can receive A-, O-

A+ can receive A+, A-, O+, O-

B- can receive B-, O-

B+ can receive B+, B-, O+, O-

AB- can receive AB-, B-, A-, O-

AB+ can receive AB+, AB-, B+, B-, A+,  A-,  O+,  O-

This is an important msg which can save a life! A life could be saved....
: Your Blood group also speaks about you.
🅰(+) : Good leadership.
🅰(-) : Hardworking.
🅱(+) : Can Sacrifice for others and very ambitious, tole…

ENDING FGM/C IS A POLITICAL DECISION: 2018 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FGM/C

"With the dignity, health and well-being of millions of girls at stake, there is no time to waste. Together, we can and must end this harmful practice." — UN Secretary-General António Guterres FGM/C is the "any partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury to the female genital organ for nonmedical reasons."The World Health Organization (WHO) 1997. Female genital mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) is internationally recognized as a human rights violation. UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM/C. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This day is observed to enhance awareness of the issue and to encourage concrete actions against the practice. FGM/C Key Facts and Situation in Nigeria Globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some fo…