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NIGERIA CENTENARY AWARD: MOCKERY IN SPLENDOR

OUTSTANDING PROMOTERS OF UNITY, PATRIOTISM AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

87. General Yakubu Gowon, GCFR
88. General Murtala Ramat Mohammed
89. General Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR
90. General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR
91. General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, GCFR
92. Chief Ernest Shonekan, GCFR
93. General Sani Abacha, GCFR
94. Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’adua, GCFR
95. General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, GCON, fss

HOW CAN -93 (General Sani Abacha, GCFR), -91 (General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, GCFR) AND -90 (General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR) BE?
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT GOOD CAME OUT FROM THESE 3?
WHAT GOOD CAME FROM THEM THAT WE CAN POINT TO...THAT WE CAN HOLD ON TO... AND LIE TO OURSELVES AT THE LEAST THAT THEY DESERVE THIS AWARD?

THIS IS JUST MOCKERY IN ITS SPLENDOR.
















































I noticed there was no section for inventors. What a shame!

Where is Jessica Mathew, a 25-year-old Nigerian, from Edo State that invented the football that generates electricity.

Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Olu…
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US NSA and UK GCHQ 'can spy on smartphones'

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is reported have cracked the security codes which protect data on iPhones, Blackberries and Android devices.
German news weekly Der Spiegel says documents suggest the NSA and the British GCHQ made joint efforts to gather intelligence.
Teams looked at each phone to crack its privacy codes, Der Spiegel said.

Saturday saw thousands of demonstrators in Berlin demand that the NSA stop monitoring internet users.
Codes unlocked
The documents Spiegel has seen do not show whether or not there has been mass surveillance of phone use.

Once the intelligence teams had unlocked the codes, agencies could read a user's contacts and lists of who had been called.

The BBC's Steve Evans in Berlin says the reports do seem to indicate that the British and American security agencies have the ability to read private communications beyond what might have previously been thought possible - or desirable by those who fear the intrusion of the state.
The magazine d…

GOODLUCK BRINGS BADLUCK TO CORRUPTION HUNTERS

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (born 31 July 1961) was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria on 3 June 2009 and suspended from office by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Thursday, 20th February 2014 over allegations of financial recklessness. Technically his term will end in June 2014. He is a career banker and ranking Fulani nobleman, and also serves as a respected Islamic scholar. The renowned global financial intelliegence magazine, The Banker, published by the Financial Times, has conferred on Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi two awards. He has been recognised with the global award for Central Bank Governor of the Year, as well as for Central Bank Governor of the Year for Africa. The TIME magazine also listed Sanusi in its TIMES 100 list of most influential people of 2011.
Sanusi is recognized in the banking industry for his contribution towards developing a Risk Management culture in the Nigerian banking sector. First Bank is Nigeria's oldest bank and one of the bigg…

Yaya Toure: The stone the builders rejected!

Since leaving Camp Nou for Manchester City in 2010, the Ivorian has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world - so why did the Blaugrana let him go?


Transfers are a touchy subject in Barcelona right now. However, with the Catalans set to take on Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night, it is nigh on impossible to avoid thinking about the €30 million deal that saw Yaya Toure swap Camp Nou for the Etihad in 2010.

Of course, that is solely because in the intervening four years the Ivorian has proven himself one of the most complete midfielders in world football. Which begs the question: why on earth did the Blaugrana let him go?

Toure is in no doubt as to where the blame lies. When pressed on his exit in October 2011, he made it clear that then Barca boss Pep Guardiola had effectively forced him out.


THE VIEW FROM BARCELONA "Pep Guardiola didn't have a great relationship with Toure and that's the main reason that Yaya left Bar…

THE WRONG MESSAGE

How often we try to send a message but we end up sending the wrong one and not the intended unintentionally. A group of young men were given the responsibility to clear up a refuse dump site and when they were done, they intended to send a message to habitats (human habitats of course) in the environ -DUMP NO REFUSE HERE- but unfortunately they ended up with –DUMP NO REFUGE HERE- which I think was a result of the level of their literacy, close to zero percent level of formal education to be precise. But is it just the below average educated folks that do send the wrong message unintentionally? The obvious answer is NO!
Fortunately, I happen to have added network administration to my resume, computer networks actually, and core network geeks would be familiar with the acronym MOTD (Message Of The Day). Don’t knock your head over if have no idea what that is, it’s just a message displayed at the front door of a network, no big deal. A certain network admin happen to set his firm's netwo…

MIKEL WAS ROBBED WITHOUT A GUN!

What a title! Actually that was the conclusion of a friend I was discussing with earlier this morning. But talking factually could that be right? Was Mikel really better in 2013?
First of I think the major problem is that most people do not really understand the criteria for winning the prestigious prize.
But let’s get back in time a bit into 2013, Mikel won two major trophies (the Europa cup and the prestigious Africa Nations Cup), Yaya on the other hand won nothing for the year 2013. First of let’s consider the Europa cup, would you say Mikel Obi was a major contributor to Chelsea winning that award? For me, I don’t think so that not to say he didn’t contribute at all.
As for the Africa Nations Cup, I won’t argue, he (Mikel Obi) was a major contributor. He organized the midfield pack very well, had eyes for intelligent passes but never had his name on the score sheet. Back to Yaya, the same could be said of him with regards to team play, intelligent passes, organizing the midfield pack …

ASUU STRIKE : THE VICTORS AND THE VANQUISHED

Being the most or probably one of the most notable union movements in our country Nigeria (due to their regular strike that comes up every 2 years – almost turning a tradition if it’s not already) I guess very few persons would be ignorant of the acronym ASUU. But for the microscopic few who may still be ignorant due to very good reasons known to them, the acronym stands for Academic Staff Union of Universities. But please don’t get carried away the universities there refers to just Nigerian universities. The union came to be in the year 1978 with a history of militant action. ASUU was formed as a successor to the Nigerian Association of University Teachers formed in 1965 and covering academic staff in all of the Federal and State Universities in the country.

The union was active in struggles against the military regime during the 1980s. In 1988 the union organized a National Strike to obtain fair wages and university autonomy. As a result, the ASUU was proscribed on 7 August 1988 and a…