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Six Nigerian governors in the rerun battle to retain office for extra four years
20. March 2019 at 09:01
by Alfred Olufemi
The supplementary poll is perceived to be a second chance for the embattled Governors who lost in the first contest although analysts posit that the supplementary may not affect the earlier announced results.This reporter takes a cursory look at the political background of the six governors, their opponents and some events that shaped their fate.

With the declaration of inconclusive governorship elections and the announcement for supplementary polls in some states by the Electoral Commission, six incumbent Governors are in the contest to remain in office for another four years. Following the governorship and state house of assembly elections of March 9, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared 6 states governorship election inconclusive and fixed a rerun for March 23.

The supplementary polls will take place in some parts of Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Sokoto, Benue and Adamawa. According to the Commission's guideline, the number of cancelled votes out weighed the margin between the two leading contestants such that the results of the votes can affect the final results and determine the fate of the winner.

Many opined ...

The analysis of Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash
18. March 2019 at 09:00
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
Lost in space, the 737 Max 8 Jet took a nose dive as Capt. Yared tried gallantly to savor the flight control situation. It was at this time the Ethiopian Airline 302 disappeared away from control radar as all communication channels were apparently lost. Sadly, at exactly, 01:44 ET approximately 08:44 am local time, the brand newly acquired aircraft came crashing down near the town of Bisshoftu 60 km (37 miles) south east of the capital killing all 157 on board airliner.

As communities and nations across the globe continues to mourn the death of their loved ones whose eternal fate was grossly decided into external obituary by the ill fatal crash of Ethiopian Airline flight 302 Sunday 10th March 2019, events surrounding the crash incident has since continue to raise intense and serious concerns given the gravitas of loss in both the human and material end. It was a tragedy with no prior notice as the unexpected happened so fast in quick succession. From the Bole International Airport all was set for Nairobi Kenya until the devastation befall a Boeing 737 Max 8 Jet.

Boeing 737 Max 8 Jet took off at the Ethiopian Bole International Airport at exactly 01:38 am ET en-route Addis Ababa to Nairobi when moment’s later after takeoff, Capt. Yared Getachew noticed a disturbance on the attitude p...

Ethiopian Government Approach to Afar pastoralism: Between Theory and reality
16. March 2019 at 09:04
by Jemal Muhamed Adem
The recent global trend has witnessed an increasing vulnerability of the local communal ways of life and their resources with the expansion of state projects into previously inaccessible areas. As states hand stretched to these areas a new dynamics of relation between the local community and state emerged. While the state’s justification for its present in the area is mostly lay on developmental activities, the local community’s right to use resources ultimately threatened by the state.

Particularly, local community’s ability to use land becomes curious along with state’s allocation of land for huge development projects like commercial agricultural investment and industrial infrastructure development. The approach of Ethiopian state holds to Afar pastoralist community maintains the above patterns as part of global reality. Ethiopia is a very diverse country in many respects ranging from ethno-religious composition of its population up to ecological discrepancy across the country. For long part of its history the country had under strong centralized authoritarian regimes. In 1991 the country has undertook a political transition with new coalition EPRDF government. The new government adopted a federal state structure based on the idea of accommodating various groups in the country by granting them the right to administe...

The top 2%
15. March 2019 at 20:24
by Omkareshwar Jha
Well its interesting to note that most of us are interested in knowing about the top 2%. Do you know why?? Because top 2% are continuously reading about rest 98%. Yes, they do. They do show us the path of progress that we're going to follow for rest of our lives.

Everyday ... They work that extra hour to make the world a better place. They do know that we have only one planet to live, only one life either. No matter how much tragic your life be & you say that I live its my rebirth. I must say that. You're in same body with same mind but might have definitely a changed mindset. 

And that becomes key to the life. Either you may call it, they act for personal gains OR for their ethics to serve the world. No matter what. But if you do right things, Right things will happen anyway! Start thinking & acting for 98% & welcome to top 2% club. Read any business article or any political manifesto. Any way they say to serve the world. Good or bad that might depends upon many factors. Trust me that 2% is asking for your help. It's you who have to decide. We genera...

Dismissal, suspension of lecturers causes uproar in Nigerian University
14. March 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The disciplinary action resorted to by the management of the Federal University of Oye, Ekiti state against allegedly ‘erring’ staffers has generated an uproar among members of the university community in recent times.

Two of the university lecturers; Dr. Oluwagbemiga Adeyemi of Demography and Statistics department and Dr. Niyi Akingbe of English department were dismissed in November 2018 over alleged misappropriation of a Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) research grant.

Also, Akinyemi Gabriel Omonijo, a lecturer and the branch chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the university was served a letter of suspension by the governing council on February 14 over a petition he allegedly wrote to the ministry of education decrying the ‘poor state’ of the school in 2018.

This reporter gathered that Mr. Akingbe, a former Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts frequently criticized the Administration on account of some irregular appointments, promotions while Mr. Adeyemi, the former Acting Dean, Students’ Affai...

Safety Regulations and Liability Schemes in the Civil Aviation Laws
13. March 2019 at 09:00
by Dejen Yemane Messele
Ethiopian Airlines which offers African world-class air transport services faces a shocking aerial accident on 10th March 2019. The accident become the top breaking news and headline of the major global media (here, here, and here) and different speculations are given as to the causes of the accident. This fact forced this author to explore the safety regulations and liability schemes in the international civil aviation laws.

10th March 2019: The Darkest Day on the Ethiopian Airspace 

The globe noticed an appalling airplane crash which has claimed the lives of 149 passengers and 8 cabin crew members on board. This an unprecedented accident occurred on the Ethiopian Airlines flight number ET302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya. The accident befallen shortly after the takeoff. Just 6 minutes of a takeoff.  

As confirmed from the Ethiopian Airlines( Accident Bulletin ...

iOS App Development
12. March 2019 at 09:00
by Naina Gupta
In a blend, huge amounts of iOS applications accessible on the App store. The applications profoundly fluctuate in the quantity of portions. Be it, gaming, news, stimulation, or online business, everything is accessible on iOS.

With regards to iPhone App development, always pick the demonstrated technology organizations. There are a few organizations which creates mobile applications on both android and iOS stages. In any case, to locate the best accomplice for your image is somewhat challenging. With the adjustments in pattern and increment in the utilization of cell phones, custom iOS application development has turned into an imperative advance forward for some, businesses.Today, individuals around the globe know how adaptable and simple to-utilize iPhones are. In a blend, huge amounts of iOS applications accessible on the App store. The applications profoundly fluctuate in the quantity of portions. Be it, gaming, news, stimulation, or online business, everything is accessible on iOS. There has additionally been an extraordinary demand to hire mobile appli...

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
11. March 2019 at 09:00
by Anubhav Harsh
Women empowerment is the ultimate need of the hour to witness the ideal notion of gender equality in the world. Gender equality is, first and foremost, a human right. Anyone in this world, is entitled to live life with dignity and freedom and without any kind of fear, regardless of gender.

It is a natural way and the only way. No one comes into this world by his choice of gender. So, naturally, gender based discrimination has to be of no existence. But, unfortunately, the gender inequality exists in the world. Gender equality is something that we have strived for, for a long time. Be it in terms of gender roles, right to education, right to reproduction decisions, etc. The times have changed tremendously, but much more needs to be done. Gender inequality acknowledges the fact that being of a different gender leads to difference in lived experiences.


Women empowerment is the ultimate key to achieve our goal of gender equality. Only if we will be able to let women enjoy the same rights, choices and freedom, then our society will be ideal as it should be. Empowering women is also an indispensable to...

Childhood cancer
10. March 2019 at 09:02
by Sundeela Syeda
Asma was worried about Ali, as usual today he has gotten up with headache and is feeling nausea.Asma and Asif are witnessing this worsening condition of Ali from last 5 days now. She asked Asif to take an appointment from the doctor.

Asif was upset too because he is watching Ali loosing weight frequently. When Asif went to work, he was thinking about how Ali always insisted him to play football games with him but now Ali has changed and is always lethargic and down. These thoughts made Asif more depressed and uncomfortable, as Ali is his only child.. He took an appointment from one of the best doctor. When they visited the doctor that day, the doctor found a lump near Ali’s neck, he examined that and suggested some blood tests and biopsy..Ali’s condition got bad to worse, soon after the results have come, they rushed the doctor and asked him about the causes of such illness. The doctor was an expert he said that he is sorry to declare that Ali is having cancer. He said that when they visited him the last time , he found a lump,, but he wasn’t sure of its cause so h...

How To Deal With Rejection A Little Better?
10. March 2019 at 09:01
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Rejection can be hard and it is something which happens to everyone. But it is a chance for improvement and self-growth. Mohit Bansal Chandigarh shares some ways to deal with rejection a little better.

Everyone knows how bad it is when you get rejected. Studies have found it hurts as bad as physical pain. Whether it was your job, a friend, or a date who rejected you, rejection can cause a lot of hurt. Social media platforms make the matter even worse. According to a study conducted by Kaspersky in 2017, 61% of people felt bad when they got unfriended on social media while 59% of the people felt bad when someone left a mean comment about them on the social media.

Now, one can imagine the impact dating apps have on our lives. Studies have shown that dating apps lead to decrease in self-esteem. No matter what, we all face rejections at some point in life. But what exactly can we do ...

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