Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
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Man minus machines equals a labourer (4)

  /   in Special Report 12:02 am   /   Comments

Prof. Lawson Olabosipo Adekoya

OHWORORIOLE et al (1988) reported a simple manual rig that worked on the principle of peel/flesh separation through compression followed by peel removal with knives. The principle looked promising for further research. However, before the design could commence, experiments had to be carried out on the physical properties of the cassava tuber. This resulted in the characterisation of the cassava tuber (Adetan et al, 2003).

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Man minus machines equals a labourer (3)

  /   in Special Report 12:19 am   /   Comments

Prof. Lawson Olabosipo Adekoya

INTENDED cylinders separate grains based on differences in shape while inclined drapers effect separation on the basis of differences in surface textures of the particles. In contrast, the electromagnetic separator effects separation based on differences in the electrical properties of the grains and the foreign matter.

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Why Gwoza is easy target for Boko Haram – Investigation

  /   in Special Report 12:00 pm   /   Comments

boko-abducted-girls

When last weekend the leader of the Islamist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, said Gwoza in Borno State had been declared an ‘Islamic Caliphate’, following its alleged capture, the military was quick to deny the claim.

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Ebola hits the economy

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Cartoon-ebola

There is no doubt that the outbreak of the Ebola disease, which started in Guinea , as a major health hazard, now has serious economic implications in the entire West African sub-region. The sectors most affected include aviation, export sub-sector, industries dominated by large scale buying and selling of goods, open markets for second-hand clothes and other places within the affected countries.

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2015: Jega Gives North Edge (2)… INEC’s Dangerous Game

  /   in Special Report 7:22 pm   /   Comments

Jega...INEC boss

Last Sunday, this paper published the first part of the gambit the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, led by Professor Attahiru Jega, got itself into. And whereas the Commission would have been expected to attempt to address the concerns raised by the report, it chose to embark on a voyage of half-truths and deception in an advertorial explaining, rather vainly, ‘Why INEC is creating new Polling Units, PUs”.

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Ultimatium to Jonathan: Between northern elders and Boko Haram

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President Goodluck Jonathan’

At the end of a recent meeting in Kaduna, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) issued a communiqué, which, among other things, contained an ultimatum to President Jonathan to secure the release of the abducted Chibok girls by the end of October 2014 or forfeit his 2015 re-election bid. Their logic is that by failing to secure the release of the girls, ‘Nigerians (read: the Northern Elders) would be left with the only conclusion that he had forfeited his right to ask for their mandate beyond 2015.’ Their diagnosis of the Boko Haram insurgency is, to say the least, bizarre.

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Man minus machines equals a labourer (2)

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Prof. Lawson Olabosipo Adekoya

THE second type of product defect is called design defect. It occurs when a product that meets the manufacturer’s own standards does cause an injury, and it is alleged by the plaintiff that the design or the manufacturer’s standards were inferior and should be judged defective.

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Who can stop the Boko Haram rage?

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boko-abducted-girls

The latest in the series of grisly and gruesome execution by Boko Haram terrorist group was the shooting at close range of about 20 men in civilian clothing with their hands tied behind their backs lying by the roadside.

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Man minus machines equals a labourer

  /   in Special Report 6:50 pm   /   Comments

Prof. Lawson Olabosipo Adekoya

The inaugural lecture of today is to formally inaugurate my 1997 Chair in Mechanical Engineering. It will educate the audience on machines, machine development and management; and chronicle my modest contributions to the development of the engineering profession in Nigeria.

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Lagos: We are building a new Nigeria through the rail projects – LAMATA boss

  /   in Special Report 7:04 am   /   Comments

A prototype light rail  ... proposed for Lagos

AS Nigeria’s business headquarters, the Southwest is expected to lead other regions in the quest to develop Nigeria through massive investment in infrastructure. There must be a connection within the zone and other parts of the country. There must be alternative roads to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Imagine a light rail that connects the South-West. This will prevent social dislocation and bring about economic prosperity.

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Govt has taken positive steps to rebuild projects across Nigeria — Monye

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Professor Sylvester Monye

Professor Sylvester Monye who is the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation hails from Onicha Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. Before his present appointment, Monye was Secretary, National Planning Commission, where he was in charge of the administration of the Commission, with oversight responsibility for the Centre for Management Development, CMD, Lagos, the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, NISER, Ibadan; and the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, Abuja.

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The sad story of a nation: Gridlocks: Rail-to-tank farms near completion – NRC

  /   in Special Report 3:07 am   /   Comments

*Traffic congestion on the Berger axis of Oshodi-Apapa expressway due to reconstruction of the road

In the first edition of this special report last Friday, it was noted that the lack of infrastructural development in the country has assumed a central importance in Nigeria’s fight to attain social and economic stability. In this installment, attempts to utilise the rail system of transportation is reviewed.

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The Adams Oshiomhole you don’t know

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*Oshiomhole

FOR most locals in his native Iyamoh village, a Saturday offers an opportunity to take a break from their agrarian occupation and enjoy the thrills weekend brings. But for the visiting Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, all days are the same, insofar there is still work to be done to “take Edo to the next level.”

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Ikot – Ekpene – Aba – Umuahia bad roads: Residents blast FG over patch-up directive to FERMA

  /   in Special Report 3:17 pm   /   Comments

Ikot-Ekpene-Aba road

CITIZENS of Akwa-Ibom and Abia States, who first raised the alarm, July, about the scandalous state of Ikot Ekpene – Umuahia and Ikot Ekpene-Aba federal expressways are enraged by the Federal Government’s decision to merely patch the highways, instead of reconstructing and dualizing them.

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Poor infrastructure: The sad story of a nation

  /   in Special Report 5:13 pm   /   Comments

File photo: Passengers hanging on a moving train in Lagos at Ikeja Railway Station, Lagos...

THE beginning: The story was once told of a Nigerian engineer who attempted suicide after nine years of joblessness. He thought ending it all would be a short-cut out of the misery that life had given him on a platter. But his story was contrary to that of many Nigerians who were failures at home but on travelling overseas, became champions in other countries.

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CONFAB: Referendum, the new constitution question and other options

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confab-cart

TO ensure that the far-reaching recommendations of the just concluded National Conference do not go the way of past conferences, eminent persons have proffered ways to get the 22-volume report implemented.

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Life span: The long and short of it

  /   in Special Report 12:28 am   /   Comments

death

Nigeria is becoming an inheritor of strange diseases by the day but the people have a way of surviving. New ailments are developing everyday and somehow, they find their ways into our land.

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E B O L A : Businessmen, Bankers, Transporters, Sportsmen tell their stories

  /   in Special Report 12:24 am   /   Comments

Cartoon-ebola

Monday, August 11, Victoria Island, Lagos. An elegant woman hurried into a gym, met her husband working out and dragged him out of the place, saying: “You need to be alive to lose weight.

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The Abuja environment during and after El-Rufai’s era

  /   in Special Report 12:50 am   /   Comments

Abuja-El-rufai

RESIDENTS of Abuja were enjoying the sanity, air and perfection being experienced in the city. The dream of the fathers and designers of Abuja was being re-established. Architects and planners rejoiced when meaning, expression and a ruthless approach was given to Kenzo Tange’s design of FCT Abuja (Kenzo Tange is the Japanese architect who designed the city of Abuja).

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Female suicide bombers: Dealing with the emerging trend

  /   in Special Report 10:00 am   /   Comments

A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist

IN modern history, female suicide bombers have earned dubious honour of becoming more news-worthy than their male counterparts following the widespread belief that women are naturally not wicked, non-violent, motherly and weak to take such deadly task of committing suicide bombing. However, records have revealed that the participation of women in any terrorist activity and even as suicide bombers is hardly a recent phenomenon as their debut suicide attacks have been traced to early eighties.

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How to tame the monster called corruption

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anti-corruption

BESIDES wars, diseases and violent militant groups, nothing has threatened states in recent times more than corruption. It is often stated that one of the ways a functioning democracy is judged is how it treats the issue of corruption. That is why the founders of democracy defined good governance as a government that is transparent, participatory and based on the rule of law.

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New IGP: Setting agenda for Suileman Abba

  /   in Special Report 12:38 am   /   Comments

Suleiman Abba

BEFORE President Goodluck Jonathan announced his name as the new Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, was not even among the hot contenders to the exalted position.

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RCCG Convention Testimonies : Muslim convert healed of cancer

  /   in Special Report 12:59 am   /   Comments

Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, Wife of the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God performing the ordination of Pastors during the Ordination of Pastors and Thanksgiving service to mark the end of the 62nd Convention of RCCG on sunday.  Photo Lamidi Bamidele

I AM a Muslim who just recently accepted Christ. I had cancer and someone told me about the Holy Ghost Service that takes place on the Redemption Camp Ground. So, I decided to come. A word of prophecy came out that whosoever had an issue of blood has been healed

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RCCG ends convention with the ordination of 1,125 pastors

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RCCG-62ND-convention1

DESPITE uninformed clamour for the post ponement of the 62nd annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, on account of the growing concern for deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, the event successfully came to a spectacular end, yesterday, with the ordination of 1,125 men and women as full pastors.

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RCCG 62ND Convention:Pastor Adeboye must hear this

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Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, Wife of the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God performing the ordination of Pastors during the Ordination of Pastors and Thanksgiving service to mark the end of the 62nd Convention of RCCG on sunday.  Photo Lamidi Bamidele

THE sour point of the just concluded 62nd annual convention can be described as the over zealousness of some ordained ministers in the church. Just as the MOG declared, in the gathering of sheep there would be goats to give the rest bad image

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Women are better nation builders — Eefy Ike

  /   in Special Report 7:22 pm   /   Comments

Eeefy Ify Ike... We should not leave everything for government to do

Eeefy Ify Ike is so many things rolled into one – actress, model, motivational speaker, author, film producer and designer. She has modelled Gilette, Burger King, Keglevich Vodka, Sauza, Diablo Tequila, Comcast High Definition, Diesel Jeans, Nokia and many others. La Femme, one of her visual projects, is a Hollywood documentary about women healing the world.. In this interview, Eeefy ,who believes that women hold the ace in nation-building, says that things will continue to go wrong in the society until women understand womanhood and take their rightful place. Excerpts:

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20 years after allegation of betrayal! Kokori clears Osoba

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frank1

Kokori, a former Secretary-General of National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG), who was incarcerated by the Abacha regime, relates, in his autobiography, “The struggle for June 12, the facts about how he was nabbed by the military.Extracts from the book, entitled, Frank Kokori: The Struggle for June 12.

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For Tony Anenih, it was confetti of honour at 81

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Tony 1 President Goodluck Jonathan left Chief Tony Anenih  and his
Wife  Dame Patricia  Anenih Cutting Chief Tony Anenihs 80th Birthday

It was intended to be low-key: no ceremony, no fanfare. After all, what was to be quietly marked was 81st birthday. It was not particularly unique, so he thought.

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Where did Igbo originate from?

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Igbo-men

THERE is a debate over the origin of Igbo. Two Anambra communities – Nri in Anaocha local government area and Aguleri in Anambra East local government area  claim the Igbo originated from their areas.

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How we are coping with dwindling allocations to states, by Dickson, Bayelsa gov

  /   in Business, Special Report   /   Comments

seriake1

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, speaks on the gains of his state’s recent investment and economic forum, the state airport project, dwindling financial returns from FAAC, SME development and many more.

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The day the Sultan is restless!

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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III

Every community has its eventful time. There is the time for the new yam festival and another to celebrate love. The time for the Nigerian Muslim community, headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa ad Abubakar III, is mainly that which sets the eyes of Muslims in the country on a particular side of the sky in search of the new moon heralding the beginning of Ramadan fast. That did take place at the tail end of June.

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The magic of Calabar and their women

  /   in Special Report 2:01 am   /   Comments

CLABAR-WOMEN

CALABAR, the Cross River State capital for some people is an acronym which stands for, Come And Live (Love) And Be At Rest. It is impressive and distinctive in outlook for which even a first time visitor would readily agree stands out among other state capitals in the country.

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