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Thursday, 14 November 2019

If You Are The First Child These Are 8 Things You Can Relate To

November 14, 2019 0
 If You Are The First Child These Are 8 Things You Can Relate

Some call it a curse while others see it as a blessing but however way you see it, being the oldest sibling in your family comes with pros and cons.

From your parents expecting you to always be the responsible one who knows better to having the privilege of bossing around your siblings, below are some things every first child in a family can relate to.

You have to hide your things
Are you sure you had younger siblings if you didn’t have to hide your necessities? Younger ones can be quite the pain in the neck as they are always snooping around your things. From trying to read you diary, go through your chats and text messages to “borrowing” clothes, accessories, and books (or any number of things), younger siblings always felt a sense of entitlement to your stuffs.

You got followed around
As the older sibling, your younger ones look up to you so it is only natural that they are not contented with just borrowing your stuffs without asking, they also wanted your friends. Are you really an older sibling if you haven’t had a little brother or sister tag along with you no matter what you’re doing? Infuriatingly enough, your parents allowed it to happen, and probably sometimes even encouraged it.

The guinea pig child
As the first child of your parents, you were their experiment at learning how to be good parents so inadvertently, they are stricter with you than they are with your younger ones. You got all the tough rules and guidelines to follow. Most parents get less strict with their younger children, and that will always feel incredibly unfair.

The responsible one
With great power comes great responsibility but in your case as the oldest child, it is with being the first comes greater expectations. Your parents always expected you to “know better” than your younger siblings.They took sides with your younger ones during a fight and you are told to grow up and act more mature since you are the older one. You also had to play the role of substitute parent for the times your parents were not around and expected to always set a good example.

The bossy sibling
Another negative side effect of being expected to be the responsible one? Your younger siblings will constantly call you “bossy.” And you know what? Maybe you are! Can anyone really blame you when you were essentially groomed to be that way?

The jealous child
Who can blame you for feeling jealous of your younger ones in their early years. One minute your parents dotted on you and the next minute another child comes along and gets all the love. Every oldest child got at least one year of exclusive love before it became shared

You made them do things for you
One of the perks of being the oldest child is being able to turn your younger siblings into your minions. From tying your shoe laces to fetching you water or food, you made them do things for you that you should ordinarily do for yourself. As they age, this little game stops working, but it sure is fun while it lasts.

You love and protect them no matter what
No matter how annoying or troublesome you younger ones are, you love them anyways. As corny as it sounds, you’re blessed to have each other, and you know it. It doesn’t matter you tell your friends or whoever cares to listen about how much of a pest your siblings can be, you’ll probably bite off their head if they pic a fight with your sibling.


Source: TheGuardian
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More Lectures Fired Over #SexForGrade Scandal

November 14, 2019 0
More Lectures Fired Over #SexForGrade Scandal
A lecturer was fired at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt while 10 other lecturers were suspended on reports of desperate students requesting cash or sex for grades.

Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, University Vice Chancellor, revealed this when on Wednesday the Education Committee of the Rivers State House of Assembly led by Christian Ahiakwo visited the institution as part oversight function.

Ndimele did not give details of the lecturers sanctioned by the university.


To encourage excellence in academic performance among students, the VC said “We will give N1m to any student who has a CGPA of 4 points in our next graduation.”

He disclosed the institution got a cash donation of N300m from Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the General Overseer of Salvation Ministry, to build 100-room hostel.

He said the project is 80% completed, and will be commissioned in December this year.
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Review: LG G8X ThinQ Specs Features and Price

November 14, 2019 0
Review: LG G8X ThinQ Specs Features and Price

The LG8X ThinQ is reminiscent of many of the features it had previously. It is a smartphone designed to be an alternative to some of the LG smartphones that have been released with the same form factor. In this article, we explore the LG G8X ThinQ specs and price, which is aimed at helping you make your purchase decision.

LG G8X ThinQ Key Specs & Features
  • 6.4-inch OLED Display, 1080 X 2340 pixels (403 ppi), HDR10
  • Always On Display
  • Android 9.0 (Pie), LG UX 9.0
  • 6GB RAM
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • 256GB Built-in Storage and supports memory card up to 1TB
  • 12MP + 13MP Dual Camera and 32MP Front Camera
  • Dust and Water Resistance (IP68)
  • Rugged Design (MIL-STD-810G compliant)
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (Rear-Mounted)
  • Fast Wireless Charging
  • 4000mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

The Design and Display

The LG G8X ThinQ has a design that is very familiar among some set of LG Mobile Phones released in 2019. It features design cues that appear to have been taken from the likes of the LG G8 ThinQ and the LG V50 ThinQ. It sort of an interesting replica with minor disparities.

This smartphone has in its build, a combination of glass and aluminum. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 upfront, an aluminum frame in the middle and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the rear. The LG G8X ThinQ is rated IP68. This means it is dust resistant and water-resistant to survive up to 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of water.

LG isn’t offering users with options for color variants. If you do decide to go for the smartphone would have to stick to New Aurora Black.

The front of this Android Phone is home to a 6.4-inch OLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a screen density of 403ppi. The LG G8X ThinQ has an 83.3 percent screen to body ratio. This value tells us how closer its display is to the edges.

The LG G8X ThinQ Transforms into A Dual Screen Smartphone

The LG G8X ThinQ comes with a folio case in the box. This folio case gives it dual-screen functionality. There is a connector inside the case, that helps to bridge the display in the folio case with that of the phone.

This dual-display system lets you perform the ultimate multitasking. You could be streaming an educational Youtube video on of the screens and taking notes on the other screen. You can also spread your gaming controls on one of the screen tabs. This and lots more are some of the applications of this dual display case.

This case comes with two screens. There is a monochrome screen on the front, which gives details on time, weather and lots more. Opening the case, you get the same display as what we have on the LG G8X Thing Q.

The Cameras

The LG G8X ThinQ comes with a total of three cameras. These cameras have been tuned to produces beautiful images. But how beautiful the images taken with this device. Taking photos in good conditions tells a lot about how photos and videos taking this camera would be crisp.

The smartphone has a total of three cameras, there is a dual-camera system on the rear. This dual rear camera system is home to a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 13MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of F/2.4.

This rear camera setup lets you shoot photos in HDR and Panorama. You can also shoot 4k videos at 30 and 60fps, 1080 videos at 30,60 and 240fps.

For selfies, the LG G8X ThnQ features a single 32MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/1.9. This camera lets you shoot photos in HDR and also 4k videos at 30fps.

Hardware and Software

Having a smartphone with the kind of specs would have earned it the “Performance Monster” name if this smartphone was released late last year. The emergence of smartphones with specs configuration very similar to what we have here makes the it a regular flagship.

The LG G8X ThinQ features an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. This processor is a 7nm processor, with clock speeds varying from 2.84 on max to 2.42 and to 1.78 on idle.

It features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS2.1 storage. This device also supports memory expansion via Micro-SD. This storage on this smartphone can be expanded up to 1TB. Via Micro-SD.

There is a non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po battery on this device. There is a high chance it won’t see a power user throughout the day, especially if you use the dual-display folio case.

To make up for power consumption that may hinder an all-day battery performance, this smartphone features a 21W fast charging mechanism via USB and 9W wireless charging.

On the software side, the LG G8X ThinQ runs LG UX 9.0 on top of the Android 9.0 Pie operating system.

Connectivity

The smartphone features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB C (USB 3.1). There is also Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and near field connection (NFC) on this smartphone.

The LG G8X is a 4G enabled device, that supports bands 3 and 7. This means users in Nigeria would be able to use MTN, Airtel and 9Mobile 4G on this smartphone.

LG G8X ThinQ Price and Availability

The LG G8X ThinQ price in Nigeria is around 346,232 Naira, which is about $956.44. The LG G8X ThinQ is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from retails stores close to you, as well as online retail stores that ship to your region.

LG G8X ThinQ Specs

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General Features
Platform: Android 9.0 Pie OS, LG UX 9.0
Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7nm), 2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 2.42 GHz Tri-core Kryo 485 & 1.78 GHz quad-core Kryo 485
GPU: Adreno 640
Memory: 6GB RAM
Colours:  New Aurora Black
Dimension: 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm
Weight: 192g
SIM Type: Nano SIM
SIM Count: Dual SIM

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Display
Display: 6.4-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, HDR10, Always on Display
Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6

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Camera
Rear Camera: 12MP (Primary) f/1.8 + 13MP (Ultra-wide) f/2.4 Dual Camera, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps Videos
Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, OIS, Dual pixel PDAF, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Front Camera: 32MP Camera, [email protected]

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Storage
Built-in Storage: 128GB
Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 1TB
Bundled Cloud Storage: –

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Network Support
2G GSM: Yes
2G CDMA 1X: –
3G WCDMA: 850/1700/1900/2100MHz
3G CDMA EVDO: –
4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
5G: No

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Internet & Connectivity
GPRS: Yes
EDGE: Yes
3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
CDMA EVDO: –
4G LTE: LTE-A (4CA) Cat 16 1024/150 Mbps
5G: No
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
NFC: Yes
Infrared Blaster: –
USB Port: USB Type-C 3.0

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Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Barometer: –
SpO2: –
Pedometer: –
Heart Rate Monitor: –
Gyroscope: Yes
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (In-Display)
Iris Scanner: –
Face Unlock: Yes
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
Voice Control: Yes
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Other Features
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
Wireless Charging: Yes (9W)
Built-in Mobile Payment: –
Water Resistant: Yes, IP68
Dust Resistant: Yes, IP68
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: Yes

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Battery
Battery: 4,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Talktime: Up to 20 Hours
Standby Time: Up to 23 Hours
Fast Charging: Yes
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Thursday, 7 November 2019

#SexForGrade: Senate Proposes What To Do For Sexual Offenders In Tertiary Institutions (See Details)

November 07, 2019 0
#SexForGrade: Senate Proposes What To Do For Sexual Offenders In Tertiary Institutions (See Details)

On Wednesday, the Senate discussed the Sexual Harassment Bill The bill was introduced by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, and reached second reading on the Senate floor.

The proposed legislation titled “A Bill for an Act to Prevent, Prohibit and Redress Sexual Harassment of Students in Tertiary Educational Institutions and for other matters connected therewith 2019” has 27 clauses.

This imposes a prison term of up to 14 years, with a minimum of five years, with no fine option for any teacher committing sexual crimes in tertiary institutions.

This describes sexual offenses such as: sexual intercourse with a student or sexual demands from a student or prospective student, or threatening or creating a hostile or offensive atmosphere for the student by soliciting sex or making sexual advances.

Certain forms of sexual harassment described in the bill include the grabbing, embracing, kissing, rubbing, stroking, pressing, pinching of Bosom's hair or lips or hips or buttocks or any other sensual part of a student's body;

Or sending by hand or courier or electronic or any other means naked or sexually explicit pictures or videos or sex related objects to a student, and whistling or winking at a student or screaming, exclaiming, joking or making sexually complimentary or uncomplimentary remarks about a student’s physique or stalking a student.

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See Reps Standing On Scrapping Post-UTME/JAMB Exams

November 07, 2019 0
See Reps Standing On Scrapping Post-UTME/JAMB Exams

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives split over the motion to suspend the conduct of post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations in the higher institutions of the state.

NAN notes that the legislators debated for and against the conditions of the motion in a motion by Rep. Ademorin Kuye (APC-Lagos) during the plenary session.

He also called on the house to nominate the Committee on Tertiary Education and Services to call for a joint meeting between the Ministry of Education, JAMB and the National Universities Commission (NUC). The mandate was to develop an acceptable standard for JAMB examinations in accordance with the requirements of the country's academic institutions.

The lawmaker said that JAMB which was established in 1978, was saddled with the responsibility of conducting matriculation examinations for entry into tertiary institutions. 

He argued that Nigerians paid monies to purchase the JAMB/UTME forms to qualify them to write the examinations to gain admission into higher institutions of their choice. “This is after payments and undergoing rigorous registration and examination processes, the said higher Institutions subject students to another internal examination/test called POST UTME/JAMB on payment of yet another fee without any consideration for indigent parents and students,” he said. 

He said that the payment of fees for the screening exercise conducted by the institutions was “not backed by any law and the proceeds therefore are not accounted. “This leaves room for manipulation and exploitation and lack of acceptability of the fund generated.” Supporting the motion, Rep. 

Benjami Chinedu Obidigwe (APGA-Anambra), said that the post UTME examinations conducted by the universities was just to “expolit our children. “Our education in the country has resolved to some form of extortion. “The universities corner the funds from the screening exercises because they failed to account for such revenue during their budget defence. “Post UTME has no education value to our system.

 I hope that the committee will look into this to put an end to it. Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia) also said that there was need to stop the conduct of such examinations because the universities could not account for the utilisation of funds. 

Kalu also said that the conduct of the post UTME test by schools was “casting aspersions on the integrity of JAMB. “Granted, there are leakages, but JAMB has to sit up. What we have over seas is interviews. ”When you pass the examinations you are been invited over for an interview not the way JAMB is going about it here.” 

Speaking against the motion, Rep. Samuel Chinedu (PDP-Anambra), said that the post UTME/JAMB examinations complemented the actual JAMB examinations. “All they do is cross check what JAMB has done. 

Admitting students who are not properly checked is rather worse than the financial implications,” he said. Also speaking against the test, Rep. Aniekan Umanah (PDP-Akwa Ibom), said that the universities were “exploiting the internal leakages on what JAMB is doing.

 “There is need for this motion to be revisited so that we can have a common ground.” The house, however, resolved that the Committee on Tertiary Education and Services interface with JAMB on the conduct of the post UTME/JAMB by higher institutions and report back within four weeks. 
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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Report Shows That Taking This Cheap Fruit Can Help Reduce Risk of Cancer

November 06, 2019 0
Report Shows That Taking This Cheap Fruit Can Help Reduce Risk of Cancer

According to the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), high pineapple intake accelerates recovery after surgery and helps to reduce cancer risk.

Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, the Executive Director of NIHORT, made this known during the inauguration of pineapple innovation platform in Owo, Headquarters of Owo Local Government area of Ondo State.
Olaniyan, who was represented by Dr Olutola Oyedele, Director of Research in NIHORT, said that pineapple was a crop of national importance which had high nutritional values as well as health and economical potential.
“Pineapple can be used in the manufacturing companies for the production of juice and flavouring of other finished products such as candies, biscuits, infant cereals and many other things.

“It is also loaded with the nutrients and contains disease – fighting antioxidants. High intake of pineapple speeds up recovery after surgery and also helps to reduce the risk of cancer,” he said.
Olaniyan explained that inauguration of the platform would enable stakeholders to optimally utilise the socio-economic benefits of pineapple value chain
He said the platform was aimed at identifying bottlenecks and opportunities in pineapple production, marketing and policy environment.
He said that the inauguration would also facilitate dialogue between the local players in the value chain which comprises farmers, processors and input suppliers.
According to him, other players are financial institutions, transporters, wholesalers, retailers, researchers and the development sectors.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NIHORT has the national mandate to conduct research into genetic improvement, production, processing and marketing of fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and spices for nutritional and economic importance.
“As part of keying into the Economic Recovery Growth Plan of the Federal Government, NIHORT has 10 institutional projects covering different commodity crops to address various challenges of national concern.

“One of such is Project 7 which borders on selected horticultural innovation platforms for learning and exchange of ideas among stakeholders.

“At the inception of the project, the institute, through its team of competent research scientists, interacted with relevant stakeholders in the pineapple value chain through a survey.

“The result of this has revealed the strength, weakness and opportunities in pineapple value chain in Ondo State.

“As a follow up, we are inaugurating this platform today

“And I implore you to take full advantage of this opportunity and synergise within the platform in order to achieve the socio-economic dividend of the pineapple value chain,” the NIHORT Chief Executive said.
Mr Babasola Adeniyan, the Programme Manager of the Ondo State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), admonished the pineapple farmers to take the innovation platform seriously as “it is a sure way of enhancing agricultural development”.
Adeniyan, who was represented by Mrs Olaitan Adeleke, Deputy Director, Agro-forestry, Ondo ADP, stressed the need for the farmers to come together as a body to be able to access loans from government.
Some of the participants, who spoke with NAN, commended the Federal Government and NIHORT for the inauguration of the platform which they said would usher in immense development in the value chain of pineapple.
Mr Augustine Suberu, a pineapple seller, said he would do all within his capacity to encourage his co sellers to embrace the programme “because I am sure it will bring us a lot of dividends”.
Mr Dotun Origbemila, a pineapple farmer, however, called on the government to further strengthen them with adequate provision of herbicides and other farm inputs that would make pineapple farming more inviting.
Highlight of the occasion was the formal inauguration of the platform which is made up of processors, marketers, transporters and suppliers of the crop.
(NAN)
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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Linda Ikeji Reveals Her Difficulty In Choosing The Right Man

November 05, 2019 0
Linda Ikeji Reveals Her Difficulty In Choosing The Right Man

Linda Ikeji, a blogger from Nigeria, has mentioned being too picky with the good men who came her way.

In an interview on Starr Drive show ahead of the Ghana Bloggers Summit in Accra, Linda Ikeji made this clear.

She never experienced the saying, according to her, that men avoid rich and successful women because she had a lot of men coming her way.

"People have this idea, to be frank, that men avoid you when you're successful and rich.

That's not the experience I have. When you're successful and rich, most men come after you. Big men are coming to you. I've been too picky for me.

 I like successful people too, I want someone who can encourage me. I'm drawn to successful men, of course. So for different reasons, my experience has been a lot of men going after you.

Some are sincere, some just want your money, some want to use you to crown chase, some see you as an asset, some see you as a bank, and some truly like you. That’s been my experience”, Linda Ikeji revealed.

She also had a word of advice for young girls and their dreams:

“What I’ve always preached is, you can make money on your own. You don’t have to sleep with men for money”, Linda Ikeji added.
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Unilorin SU: Matters ARISING From Korope Transportation Fare

November 05, 2019 0
Unilorin SU: Matters ARISING From Korope Transportation Fare


STUDENT UNION
KADUNA NZEOGWU BUILDING
UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
05/11/2019

Passionate Unilorites,

 KOROPE TRANSPORTATION FARE; MATTERS ARISING

Firstly, we sincerely apologize to all students for the situation at the park yesterday evening, after which the Korope Transporters refused to convey our members out of school to their various destinations. The actions of the Korope Transporter was simply their reaction to the stand of the Student Union, which was simply to protect our members from unnecessary exploitation.

It is important to remember that the Korope had initially requested for a 100% increment on their fare and the Student Union refused instantly. However, negotiation was initiated, and the outcome was pegged at #50 from PS to Sanrab and #60 for bus stops after Sanrab, which was pended for possible implementation.

Prestigious Unilorites, the protest of the Korope Transporters yesterday morning left us with no option, if we don't want to heap avoidable transportation stress on students and disturb academic activities on campus, than to workout the implementation of the initial #60/#50 agreement; which we did.

But however, the Korope Transporters, after seeing the situation of the park yesterday evening, went haywire and bent on exploiting our students by insisting that all bus stops from PS is #60, which was never discussed on the negotiation table. This inconsiderate decision led to the vehement refusal of the Union to compromise, which was why no Korope was allowed to operate, and we must thank the members of the Union for their show of solidarity yesterday.

Read also: Linda Ikeji Reveals Her Difficulty In Choosing The Right Man


In conclusion, the Union was in talks with the leadership of the Korope Transporters yesterday and the #50 From PS-Sanrab/#60 to bus stops after Sanrab fare has been discussed and agreed on. There is going to be a meeting between the Student Union and the Leadership of the Korope this morning to clearly highlight the terms of the agreement and to further state our conditions!

We implore our members to bear with us on this development. Moreover, the School-owned buses will be available to convey students from Terminus to School and vice versa at #30 only. Our members should also note that the Union is not folding hands at the moment, as we are working on possible alternatives to our present means of transportation.

We beseech the better by far students to be peace-loving, calm, and strong, as we embark on this journey to rebrand the value system together.

SIGNED:
OKOKO, Wisdom Oluwaseun
PASSION
Executive President
2019/2020

SIGNED:
ODEWOLE, Abdul-Jemeel Olatunde
INTELLECT
Public Relations Officer
2019/2020

 Struggle to attain justice...
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Monday, 4 November 2019

Three 'Ritual Killers' Were Caught With A Human Skull Inside A Bus In Kwara

November 04, 2019 0
Three 'Ritual Killers' Were Caught With A Human Skull Inside A Bus In Kwara
A Senior Magistrate Court in Ilorin on Monday ordered three men to be remanded in a correctional center for possession of a human skull pending further judgment, reports PM News.

The police charged two counts of criminal conspiracy and possession of a human skull to the defendants.

The Ombudsman, Insp. Folorunsho Zacheous told the court that the case was transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence on Oct. 18 from Nigeria Police, Operation Harmony, Ilorin.

Zacheous said a patrol team attached to Operation Harmony, led by Sgt. Ogbeide Frank, intercepted a commercial vehicle heading to Ilorin on the Ajase-Ipo, Omu Aran road. He said Moses was found to have a suspected dried human skull during a random check of the vehicle.

The Prosecutor said that the investigation conducted led to the arrest of Wabbari and Allah.

Zacheous said that the first defendant later confessed that Wabbari gave him the human skull to sell for N1 million, and they were heading to where they will get a buyer.

Mr. Abdulrahman Bello, the senior magistrate in court remanded James Moses, Moses Wabbari, and David Allah, in a Nigerian Correctional Service in Oke-Kura, Ilorin.

Bello adjourned the case until Nov. 20, for further mention.
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Review: OnePlus 7T Pro Specs Features and Price

November 04, 2019 0
Review: OnePlus 7T Pro Specs Features and Price

The OnePlus 7 T Pro is the OnePlus 7 T's premium version and the OnePlus 7 Pro's predecessor. It provides features that make the OnePlus 7 Pro a simple successor. In this post, we are investigating the specifications and price of OnePlus 7 T Pro.

OnePlus 7T Pro Key Specs & Features
  • 6.67-inch, Fluid AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1440 x 3120 (516 ppi)
  • Android 10 (Pie), Oxygen 10.0
  • 8GB RAM / 12GB RAM
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
  • 256GB built-in storage
  • 48MP + 8MP + 16 Tri Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (under Display)
  • Fast Wireless Charging (Wrap Charging)
  • Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
  • 4085 mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery

The Design and Display
The Design on the OnePlus 7T Pro can be best described as a reminisce of what we had on the 7 Pro, it is almost an exact replica. You probably won’t be able to tell the difference between both mobile phones, by just starting at their chassis. Only further examination of the hardware specs will reveal their disparities.

Your favorite aesthetics features on the OnePlus 7 Pro is back. The OnePlus 7T was built with a mixture of glass and metal. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back panel, then an aluminum frame in the middle.

Despite the fact that OnePlus has chosen to repeat the design we had on the 7 Pro, making the OnePlus 7T Pro waterproof certified would have been great. The OnePlus 7T Pro does not seem to be water or dustproof, as there is no official IP rating.

There is a vertically arranged triple camera setup on the rear of this smartphone, a camera flash, and the OnePlus mascots. This is the exact same rear setup we had on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Similarities continue.  The front of this mobile phone is home to a 6.67 inch Fluid AMOLED display, with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120, a screen density of 516 PPI and a 90Hz refresh rate.

There isn’t a notch or a Punch hole in the display of the Oneplus 7T Pro, and this means only one thing, there is a pop-up camera on this smartphone. The pop camera slides out immediately you switch from the rear camera to the front camera.

Unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7T Pro has just two color options, purchasing it you have the option of choosing either the Haze Blue variant or McLaren Edition.

The Cameras
The OnePlus 7T Pro features impressive camera hardware. Ok not so impressive, but its certainly going to appeal to a die-hard fan of OnePlus smartphones, as well as those who haven’t tried any of the flagships smartphone cameras.

It packs an array of triple cameras on the rear. This camera system is home to a 48MP primary camera, with an aperture of F/1.6, an 8MP telephoto camera with an aperture of F/2.4 and an Ultra-wide angle camera with an aperture of F/2.2.

This camera is capable of shooting 4k videos are 30 and 60fps, 1080p videos at 30,60 and 240fps and also 720p videos with frame rates up to 960fps.

Similar to the OnePlus 7T, the OnePlus 7T Pro features a dedicated Macro-Mode that lets you take photos of an object that are at distance as small as 2.5cm from the camera lens.

For selfies, the cell phone features a 16MP front-facing camera with an aperture of F/2.0. This camera lets you shoot 1080 videos at 30fps. Videos shot with this camera are electronically stabilized.

Hardware and Software
Being a pro device of the recently released OnePlus 7T and also a sequel of the OnePlus 7 Pro, one would expect very substantial specs bumps, although there is a spec bump, it isn’t something you should be super excited about.

The OnePlus 7T Pro features the top of the Line Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, which has variable clock speeds of 2.96 GHz at maximum, 2.42GHz and 1.78GHz on idle. Please, note that this processor is a 7-nanometer processor.

You have the option of choosing either 8GB of RAM or 12GB of RAM, please note that only the Maclaren edition of the OnePlus 7T Pro has the 12GB of RAM. For storage, there is only a 256GB variant. Please note that the smartphone doesn’t have a Micro-SD slot and thus you cannot expand its storage via Micro-SD.

Coming from the OnePlus 7 Pro, the 4085mAh battery on the OnePlus 7T Pro may not sound like a substantial upgrade. Please note that the handset supports 30W fast charging.

On the software side, the OnePlus 7T Pro runs the Oxygen 10.0 user interface on top of the Android 10 operating system.

Connectivity
Similar to the OnePlsu 7 pro and the OnePlus 7T, the OnePlus 7T Pro doesn’t feature a headphone jack. Listen to audio privately on this device is done through USB-C headphones and also wireless headphones,

The smartphone features USB Type C (USB 3.1), a dual-band Wi-Fi system, Bluetooth 5.0 and Near field connection (NFC)

For LTE, the phone supports supports Band 3, 7 and 20 and lots more. This means you will be able to use MTN, Airtel and 9Mobile 4G networks.

OnePlus 7T Pro Price and Availability
The OnePlus 7T Pro price in Nigeria starts around 238.120 Naira, which is around 656 dollars.

The OnePlus 7T is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from offline retail stores near you, as well as online retail stores that ship to your region.

OnePlus 7T Pro Specs

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General Features
Platform: Android 10 Pie,  OxygenOS 10.0.3
Processor: Octa-Core Processor, 2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 2.42 GHz Tri-core Kryo 485 & 1.78 GHz Quad-core Kryo 485 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+)
GPU: Adreno 640
Memory: 8GB RAM / 12GB RAM
Colours: Haze Blue, McLaren Edition
Dimension: 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm
Weight: 206g
SIM Type: Nano SIM
SIM Count: Dual SIM

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Display
Display: 6.67-inch, Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 3120 pixels
Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

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Camera
Rear Camera: 48MP (wide) f/1.6 + 16MP (Telephoto) f/1.6 + 16MP(Ultra-wide) f/2.2.
Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Front Camera: 16MP pop-up camera, 1080p @ 30fps

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Storage
Built-in Storage: 256GB
Memory Card Support: No
Bundled Cloud Storage: –

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Network Support
2G GSM: Yes
2G CDMA 1X: –
3G WCDMA: Yes
3G CDMA EVDO: –
4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – Europe, North America
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – India, China

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Internet & Connectivity
GPRS: Yes
EDGE: Yes
3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
HSPA+: Yes
CDMA EVDO: –
4G LTE: LTE-A (5CA) Cat 16 1024/150Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
NFC: Yes
Infrared Blaster: –
USB Port: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

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Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Barometer: –
SpO2: –
Pedometer: –
Heart Rate Monitor: –
Gyroscope: Yes
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (in-display)
Iris Scanner: –
Face Unlock: Yes
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
Voice Control: –

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Other Features
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Wireless Charging: –
Built-in Mobile Payment: –
Water Resistant: –
Dust Resistant: –
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: Yes

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Battery
Battery: 4,085 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery
Talktime: –
Standby Time: –
Fast Charging: Yes, 30W (Wrap charge)
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Shuttle Drivers Embark On Strike As Students Stranded At School Gate Over Increment In Transport Fare

November 04, 2019 0
Shuttle Drivers Embark On Strike As Students Stranded At School Gate Over Increment In Transport Fare

The Universities ' shuttle drivers are now protesting the non-implementation of their proposed increase in the University Students Union's transportation rate.

This progress has made the students ' vehicle movement to school difficult, as many are seen stuck at different bus stops

At the resumption of this session, the organized transport union requested that their service fee be increased by unfeasibility of the current charges taking into account the state of affairs in the country.

The union of students had called for a retrain in unilateral decision-making, saying the union would look into all possibilities and return to the union of transport. As the transport union seems to have exhausted their patience, they are protesting today because the agreement with the students ' union is still to be accepted and implemented.

In the meantime, while some of these transporters have decided to put their activities to a complete halt, some have decided to continue, but only to transport students from one bus stop to another without going to school.

One of the members of Union Of Campus Journalists (ucj) unilorin while talking to one of them at their point of convergence, the unilorin bus terminus, Tanke-Tippr Garrage, the shuttle driver said that he would not take students to or from the campus Until a proposed increase has been signed by the union. Another representative said he wasn't in the Terminus this morning because his turning pint was òkè-odò, so he didn't know the protest. All other busses are on the Terminus, but he found a few busses entering school. He concluded that perhaps they just got the idea this morning.

Shuttle Drivers Embark On Strike As Students Stranded At School Gate Over Increment In Transport Fare


Source: Ucj unilorin 


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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Unilorin S.U: Funding Opportunity For Business Ideas, Contest To Get Funding Of Up To 3 - 10 Million Naira To Execute Your Business Ideas

November 03, 2019 0
Unilorin S.U: Funding Opportunity For Business Ideas, Contest To Get Funding Of Up To 3 - 10 Million Naira To Execute Your Business Ideas



STUDENT UNION
KADUNA NZEOGWU BUILDING
UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
02/11/2019

Passionate Unilorites,

 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESS IDEAS

We are delighted to inform all Unilorites about the opportunity that they can now contest to get funding of up to 3 - 10 million naira to execute their exceptional business proposals.

This new initiative is from the Technical and Entrepreneurial Centre of the University, in conjunction with the Student Union. Interested students should visit The Secretariat at the Student Union Building as from 11am on Monday to pick up the application form at a cost that has been paid already.

Please note that the exercise is open to students in 200l to 600l and we implore all students with any business ideas to obtain the form!

One of the core agenda of the Rebranding the Value System Administration is to improve on the capacity building of our members, and we shall never slack in bringing developmental and progressive opportunities like these to the intellectual students of the University of Ilorin.

 Note: The deadline for collection and submission of this form is Tuesday, November 5th, 2019!

#Rebranding the Value System.

SIGNED:
OKOKO, Wisdom Oluwaseun
PASSION
Executive President
2019/2020

SIGNED:
ODEWOLE, Abdul-Jemeel Olatunde
INTELLECT
Public Relations Officer
2019/2020

 Struggle to attain justice...


Unilorin S.U: Funding Opportunity For Business Ideas, Contest To Get Funding Of Up To 3 - 10 Million Naira To Execute Your Business Ideas






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Saturday, 2 November 2019

EFCC Published The Number Of 'Yahoo Boys' That Were Arrested In October Alone (See How Many)

November 02, 2019 0
EFCC Published The Number Of 'Yahoo Boys' That Were Arrested In October Alone (See How Many)

In October 2019 alone, Punch Metro report, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission stated that it recorded no less than 200 suspects captured from Internet fraud, known as' Yahoo Boys.'

The commission's acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, said this on Friday in Abuja at an interactive session with newsmen.

The commission's biggest catch, according to Magu, was the celebrity of Instagram, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha; and Hamza Koudeih, his Lebanese accomplice.

He said the perpetrators, who were "Organized Cyber Syndicate Network kingpins," allegedly laundered a total of N33bn.

Magu said: "At the point of detention, five wristwatches worth more than N60 m were recovered from Mompha.

"Investigation also revealed that, through Ismalob Global Investments Limited, he operates 51 bank accounts in Nigeria with which he purchased properties in Dubai and laundered around N14bn.

"His accomplice, Koudeih, also has two firms, namely: THK Services Limited and CHK Properties Limited, with which he allegedly washed N19bn.

"Koudeih lives in an annual N5 m suite at the Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island Lagos.'' The EFCC boss said the arrests highlighted the agency's commitment to combating corruption and economic crime.

He added that there were also clear messages to "high-end fraudsters who can only flee, but who can't hide, we'll get them sooner than later."

"The effort continues to wipe out all the fraudsters. At the same time, we are going to maintain the pace of robust prosecution in court of fraud cases.

"Yes, fraudsters represent a huge percentage of this year's commission's 890 convictions.

"Some assets were seized while victims also enjoyed restitution by court order," he said.

While noting that the battle "is far from being won," the anti-corruption czar renewed his call for the commission to be supported by stakeholders, particularly the media.

Magu said the youth, mostly involved in cyber fraud, needed to raise awareness about the consequences of their actions not only for their future, but for the image and economy of the nation.

He reaffirmed the determination of the commission to rehabilitate those willing to turn a new leaf, and to help them make good use of their skills.

"As the path to sustainable wealth, young people must learn the virtues of integrity and hard work.

"They must realize that crime is not paying; it is going to destroy their prospects and ruin their chances of living decently.

"The commission is fully willing to help those who are remorseful and willing to turn a new leaf into a positive venture in channeling their energies and cyber skills.

"We are considering a program that will help rehabilitate convicted yet repentant fraudsters on the Internet.
EOLBREAK" This is to ensure that their talents are used positively to help build a better society in Nigeria, "Magu said.
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Seven Natural Ways To Fight Depression

November 02, 2019 0
Seven Natural Ways To Fight Depression

At the height of his battling depression, Mr Olakunle Oladejo (not real name) said he could literally hear voices whispering to his ears to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge.

For months, Oladejo, a mechanical engineer at one of the engineering firms at Lekki, Lagos, said he battled to suppress the voices telling him that all was over and to commit suicide.

If he had not got support from family and friends, as well as church members, the 43-year-old father of two said he might have succumbed to the pressure weighing him down.

It all started sometime in 2016 when Oladejo was introduced into an oil and gas importation business by two friends. Obviously, the business initiative by his friends was captivating and the mechanical engineer could not resist investing in it. Together, they were to raise N150m for the new venture.

Oladejo said, “I practically emptied my bank account to get N10m. Then, I borrowed N40m from the bank, friends and family members to realise my own part of the capital, which was N50m.

“My friends were in Port Harcourt and they were quite familiar with the Niger Delta terrain; they were to raise the remaining N100m. When I got my N50m, I sent it to them.”


That day when he reached home in the Ogudu area of Lagos, Oladejo said he was already anticipating that within two weeks, they would have invested in the business and within six months, he would get a profit of at least 150 per cent from it.

“I was already showing my wife the new BMW car and a house I would buy from the profit. I was expecting her to be happy, but she struggled to be. She simply told me to let the profit be realised first,” he said.

As if his wife had a premonition that the business would flop, Oladejo said he waited endlessly in vain to get feedback from his friends two weeks after sending N50m.

To his amazement, the phone numbers of his friends no longer went through. Emails were not responded to. Also, contacts could not be made on social media. Oladejo was getting unsettled.

By the time he knew what was going on, the mechanical engineer realised he had been “scammed” by his friends. It was after involving the police in the matter that his friends said they invested the money in the business but it flopped.

“They explained they were swindled, too. I had to travel frequently to the state during the crisis, but all my efforts were to no avail,” Oladejo said.

Two years after the incident, the engineer said it got to a point he was driving to and fro work via the Third Mainland Bridge and would be contemplating suicide.

He said, “The voices telling me to jump into the lagoon became stronger towards the end of 2018. I would hear words like, ‘Dejo, you owe N40m, you can’t repay it. Jump into the lagoon and end it all. You can’t pay back when dead.’

“I used to cry every time this occurred. It was like I was losing myself. The thought of turning my wife to a widow and my children to fatherless kids probably helped. In addition, I later sought help from professional counsellors.

“Although I am still in debt, I am hopeful I will pay all. I have already pleaded with my lenders, including those who threatened to arrest me and seize some of my assets, to be patient with me. I am paying back gradually.”


From Oladejo’s conversation with a correspondent, it was evident he had been able to suppress the voices telling him to commit suicide.

“I just want to be strong for my family’s sake. It’s not the end of life,” he added.

Depression in Nigeria

According to an April 2018 study by the Mind, Behaviour and Development Unit of the World Bank, about 22 per cent of Nigerians, amounting to 40 million people, are chronically depressed.

The study looked at the first nationally representative estimates of chronic depression in the country to shed light on how it might be linked to economic outcomes.

The Washington, DC, United States-based institution said depression was associated with factors such as conflict and socioeconomic factors.

It added that depression, especially at the chronic stage, could have negative consequences.

Battling depression naturally

According to the Harvard Medical School, depression is not only hard to endure, it is also a risk factor for heart disease and dementia – which is why persons going through it should seek help to come out of it.

“Depressive symptoms can occur in adults for many reasons. If you are experiencing mood or cognitive changes that last more than a few weeks, it’s a good idea to bring this up with your doctor or consult a mental health specialist to help sort out possible causes,” an instructor in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, Dr Nancy Donovan, said.

Speaking to Saturday PUNCH, a clinical psychologist and lecturer at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Mr Oladotun Adeyemo, identified some natural ways of coping with depression.

(1) Try to have fun

Adeyemo said, “Depression is characterised by sadness and makes people lose interest in what gives them pleasure. Still, one of the things a depressed person can do is to schedule pleasurable activities for themselves.

“If they love going to the movies, watching live bands, visiting people, attending religious programmes and so on, they should try to still go for such pleasurable activities. This is a way out of depression when it is at a mild stage.”

Also, in an article posted on healthline.com, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Programme at the University of California, Los Angeles, US, Dr Ian Cook, said depressed people should make time for things they enjoy.

“When you’re depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life. You have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again,” he said.

(2) Move your body
Adeyemo said, “Physical activities like exercise can also help a depressed person feel good. This can be termed ‘feel-good’ therapy. It is important.”

Cook also said, “Exercise temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help.”

(3) Meditate

American psychiatrist who researches into natural treatments for depression, Dr Lissa Rankin, advised depressed people to engage in meditation, saying it could help shift the mood from negativity to positivity.

“Meditation’s effects on mood are well-documented. Settling your mind can lift your mood, in addition to a whole host of other health benefits,” she wrote in Psychology Today.

Also, Adeyemo said, “There are mind relaxation techniques for depressed persons like just closing their eyes and having a deep breath. This can bring a whole lot of relief.”

(4) Set daily routine and goals

According to Cook, setting a daily routine and goals can help depressed people have their lives back.

He said, “Setting a daily schedule can help you get back on track.

“When you’re depressed, you may feel like you can’t accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself.”


(5) Don’t skip meals

Losing appetite and skipping meals are all the results of depression, but experts said skipping meals could reduce blood sugar level which could have serious health implications.

Cook and Rankin advised people with depression to eat healthy foods, especially serotonin-enhancing foods because they act as anti-depressants.

“Although it’s not definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon, herring, mackerel and tuna) and folic acid (such as spinach and avocado) could help ease depression,” Cook said.

Meanwhile, Rankin cautioned depressed people against taking caffeine because “it reduces serotonin levels.”

(6) Challenge negative thoughts

Cook said, “In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental – changing how you think. When you’re depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions.

“The next time you’re feeling terrible about yourself, use logic as a natural depression treatment. It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control.”


(7) Seek counsel

Rankin advised depressed people to see a therapist, psychiatrist or life coach to express how they feel.

“Sometimes, just finding someone you trust who will help you work through your feelings can make all the difference in the world,” she said.

Buttressing the point, Adeyemo said when it got to a level when a depressed person was losing sleep and not interacting with people as they used to, they should seek professional help.

He also cautioned against stigmatisation of people in depression.

He said, “Imagine people asking someone in depression, ‘Are you the only one facing problems?’ Of course, the person can be the only one because their coping mechanism might be different from others.”

Also, Adeyemo said people in depression should seek help from professionals and not just from anyone.

He said, “There is a difference between what a professional will do and what a pastor or imam will do. A cleric will probably counsel and pray while a professional will employ scientific techniques.

“We as a people should also understand depression symptoms so as to assist depressed people. People are battling with depression and we can help by reaching out to them before they totally break down.”


Source: Punch
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