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A Brave Woman Who Rescued Her Family From Recent Punjab Floods
11. September 2019 at 09:00
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Punjab recently faced and is still fighting with what is being called as Punjab’s worst flood in 30 years. According to the news on the channel NDTV, the ministry of home affairs sent an inter-ministerial central team to eleven flood-hit districts excluding Punjab.

The Cheif Minister of the state was surprised because of the exclusion and appealed funds from the central government by claiming the event as a national calamity. Now, a central team is set to go to Punjab to analyze and control the situation.


The state’s ministry has blamed the Bhakra Bias management board claiming that the reason for the flood is them releasing excessive water in the Sutlej river. This can possibly be the main reason as there has been no rain in the area from the last seven days.


The Cheif Minister of Punjab ‘Mr. Amarinder Singh’ has claimed one thousand crore rupees after declaring the event as a national calamity. He also stated that even if the fund doesn’t arrive, then also he will make sure that the rescue operation is carried out properly.

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Rise in Zogolism
03. September 2019 at 09:01
by Isiaka A Kromah
With the increasing number in Zogolism ,if no preventive measure is taken , 2 out of every 5 young people will be a zogo in the next 8 years : A case study of Liberia .Based on much research and investigation done.

With the increasing number in Zogolism ,if no preventive measure is taken , 2 out of every 5 young people will be a zogo in the next 8 years : A case study of Liberia. Zogo a term used in Liberia to refer to those street hooligans, drug addict,hoodlum, property and valuable items Snatchers, car loaders and thief who have taken this other dimension of life base on different activities in the country.


Zogolism - a system of life adopted by ill minded young people base on the activities they have involve themselves in ( taking in Drugs and illicit substances ).


Firstly, smuggling is one key variable that has facilitated the widespread emergence of criminal organizations in Liberia. Criminal groups take advantage of state weakness to produce and move various products both within Liberia and in...

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Some Quotes By Elon Musk That Will Motivate You To Follow Your Dreams
03. September 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Elon Musk is one of the biggest names in the world today and he deserves to be. He is the founder of Tesla (an electric automobile organization) and SpaceX (a space exploration organization). Elon Musk is a real visionary who just wants to work for changing the world. He even released the patent of electric vehicles that he had for Tesla cars and said that anyone can use this technology.

Elon Musk is an inspiration for a lot of people (including me) and knows how to motivate people with the things he does and says. He is a highly quotable man and his quotes can get you in the mood to work your butt off.


“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor”


If doing or accomplishing something is very important to you, you’ll do it no matter what. Even if the odds are against you, you’ll give it your all and the only thing on your mind would be accomplishing that goal. If we start considering everything as important as that goal, nothing and no one will be able to stop us.


“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not”<...

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On Hip-Hop’s Birthday: Some Inspiring Quotes By Great Rappers
01. September 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
It was hip-hop’s birthday (August 11, 2019) and I know I should’ve written this article yesterday. Well, better late than never! Hip-Hop took birth in the harsh streets of Bronx, New York on August 11, 1973, at the “Back To School Jam” hosted by the man deservingly considered as the father of Hip-Hop: DJ Kool Herc. Since that day, Hip-Hop has experienced a growth that changed music forever.

All along the way, we got to listen to many lyrical miracles by many greats of the genre/community/culture. Not only did they raise the standards of Hip-Hop, but they also succeeded in inspiring a lot of people with their songs and the things they said/say. So, it’s only fair to relive their words on the birthday of Hip-Hop to rush inspiration and motivation throughout our bodies.



“Damn right I like the life I live because I went from negative to positive”


-The Notorious B.I.G.



Starting off the ride with un-arguably one of the greatest rappers in the history of Hip-Hop. The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls said what he said here because he had a very humble childhood and he grew up in one of the harsh parts of the USA. When you’re in such conditions you’re bound...

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15 Nigerian students reportedly lost to suicide cases in 8 months
24. August 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
Asides the two cases from FUNAAB, checks by this reporter revealed that over thirteen suicide cases amongst students in various tertiary institutions were reported between January till August 2019. However, while the mysteries for the causes of some are yet to be unraveled, this reporter's analysis showed that most of the students took their lives owing to depression from poor academic performance, failed relationships and financial...

A final year student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), during an interview with this reporter , disclosed how two students of the school have committed suicide in a semester. The student preferred to be identified as Joseph spoke of a certain Tobi Miles nicknamed Rodriguez, who posted his picture on social media with the caption ‘I left the pains’ before he took his life last Thursday. He allegedly killed himself over financial constraints.

 

The Dean, Division of Students’ Affairs (DSA) of the school, Babatunde Idowu, confirmed the case and noted that the deceased was a student of Pure and Applied Botany. This reporter learnt that few weeks ago, a female student of the school, who was withdrawn for poor academic performance, took her life. Mr....

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Unseen, Unloved and Unheard
20. August 2019 at 09:06
by Safiullah Shaikh
Transgender community are no alien creatures to this world yet the fact that no one wants to talk about them cannot be let alone. They are deemed as an intruder to this world and their peculiarity is still even and prevailing. Their unacceptability has posed a question mark on humanity. The time has come to phase out these stereotypical scrutiny, open arms for them and make the world a better place to live in.

I certainly long that there must be a choice to a children to pick the sexual orientation he/she wants to be before their introduction to the world, a male, a female or the one that we don't more often than not discuss, the one that comes thoroughly out of the spectrum or we can say nobody desires to be because of what a transgender goes through. In any case, the truth portrays an altogether extraordinary picture since it's not we who get the opportunity to choose our gender, even while counting on choices of sexual orientation I didn't take the trans as an option since one rather beyond words wouldn't think about it as a decision, bearing this in mind, a question that frantically should be in light is consider the possibility that a child is by birth a trans, since he was not the one to choose what he is, so f...

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Do this when you feel sleepy at work
16. August 2019 at 09:03
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Everyone gets sleepy while working once in a while. Although it’s not that big of an issue, it can land you in trouble at work if a senior or even worse, the Boss catches you. In today’s busy and competitive world, we need to be the best version of ourselves and that can only happen when we are wide awake and active. This means that staying attentive while working is very very important.

Most people struggle with staying awake and attentive at work and start relying on energy drinks. What they don’t know is that energy drinks can have a really harmful effect on their health. Trust me, I’ve gone through a similar phase in my life where I was addicted to work and started relying a lot on those miraculous yet dangerous beverages. Now I know I shouldn’t have done that and that there are a lot of natural ways to stay attentive and active while working.


I decided I wanted to change my life and I figured out these ways with the help of my friend. I observed, tested, and noted down the ways that work the best for me and I would like to share them with you all. I know there are people out there who struggle with a similar thing and I’m here to help them. So, let’s get started without any further unnecessary del...

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Multiple intelligence versus Inflexible Teachers
27. July 2019 at 12:03
by Isiaka A Kromah
At certain point in life we have all in one way or the other feel marginalized or probably believed we are not up to a specified task based on how we relate to it or handle it . Well this is about how people whom we see as our heroes and future builders (Teachers ) failed to adjust to our different conditions and capabilities of learning . This is about how creating a conducive environment for us all will held a better outcome to our Nation.

           Multiple intelligence versus Inflexible Teachers

Multiple intelligence (MI) is that God's given way and means through which we are at our best especially when it comes to acquiring knowledge or in solving a specific problem based on a subject matter under inquiry.

While inflexible teachers are teachers who doesn't alter, neither adjust, nor change their instruction depending on who is in the classroom and the extent to which those students are achieving .

We have all been consider a dump learner in one way or the other, while coming up as a young people base on different activities of life . We faced those challenges day by day in our quest of learning or doing something . A person who gets the exact answer (what the teacher expect ) is consid...

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The Changing Employment Scene in Kenya
27. July 2019 at 11:59
by Maulline Gragau
There have been massive changes within the sphere of Kenyan Labour Laws especially in the issue of the worker’s rights and it is essential for every employee to be aware of these changes. These massive changes include the enactment of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the scrapping of the pre-existing labour laws for more comprehensive statutes and the creation of new policies and case law.

The most significant changes within the legal framework of labour rights have arguably occurred in the area of the statutory framework. These changes have run from the  Constitution up to the five core statutes: Employment Act 2007, Industrial Relations Act 2007, Work Injury Benefits Act (No. 13 of 2007), Occupational Safety and Health Act (No. 15 of 2007), and Labour Institutions Act 2007.

 

A.   The Constitution of Kenya 2010

It makes a number of significant departures from its predecessor. One of the most significant changes is in the area of Economic and Social Rights, which hold significance to the Kenyan worker who has been granted a brand new set of rights and free...

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How we were coaching fellow inmates for WAEC - Students' ordeal in Akwa Prison
27. July 2019 at 11:58
by Alfred Olufemi
Meanwhile, in different interviews with this paper, three of the seven, Messrs Ezeimo, Owhonda and Nnamani shared their experiences and thoughts on the welfare state and challenges in the Akwa prison.


 

A week following their release from the Akwa prisons in Anambra state, some students of Madonna university detained for five months, shared their prison experiences with IYJ's Alfred Olufemi.

 

Madonna, the first Catholic University in Nigeria, in February arrested six students and a lecturer over a Facebook post revealing the inhumane treatment of students in the university.

 

One of the posts by the students on Facebook reads, “Good lecturers are scarce. Madonna University administration should be nice to our lecturers or a good number of them will resign.”

 

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Agenda 2063 and The Africa We Want
11. July 2019 at 23:49
by Maulline Gragau
“The window of opportunity to harness the demographic dividend is time bound and requires immediate investments,” - Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Former UNFPA Executive Director. For a long time, Africa has been described as a poor colonised region. However, since colonisation, a lot has changed.

Education has spread, and life expectancy has increased. Many, if not all countries are independent, and many have seen gains in civil liberties and political participation. Even as some African countries are making headlines with crises and conflicts, others are making headway with steady growth, rising investment, increasing exports, and growing private activity.

 

Despite being the largest source of raw materials with a projected GDP of $29 trillion by 2050[1], Africa has never become a real game player in the game of capitalism partly because of her internal contradictions such as unscrutinised policies and institution of reckless political decisions. To date only the resources of the continent have ...

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The inception of 4th Industrial Revolution: Technology’s Insurgence
08. July 2019 at 10:55
by Jawwad Shadman Siddique
According to some experts, we are at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution. And, its one that will make those that came before it look like mere dress rehearsals for the main event! But what is it and why should we care?

Sometimes, it seems that human history has been one big and continuous roller coaster ride. First, we discovered fire, and then agriculture. Then came the wheel, and the cities, and manufacturing and trading, followed by steam power, electricity, mass production, synthetic chemicals, computers, the internet, gene editing blockchain, self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. Scientists are now even talking about growing people in laboratories, and one day, possibly downloading our brains into computers.

  

This is one mind-blowingly craze technological roller-coaster ride we are on, and its getting faster and weirder by the day. Its an exhilarating ride but also a scary one; specially when you think what might go wrong. Over the past three centuries, one wave after another technological revolution has impacted...

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Message to Newly Admitted Students
01. July 2019 at 20:59
by Omoyemi Ogbe
Nigerian students both in Universities and Polytechnics often desire to graduate with distinction, but most of them usually finish with 2.1 or 2.2. Their inability to actualize their academic desires can be attributed to lack of determination and plans in their academic pursuit.Apart from the excuse that the Nigerian academic environment is hostile, a lot of students only want to graduate with first class without shedding a bead of sweat.

If you avoid these five mistakes and face your studies, you'll most likely graduate with a distinction.


Nigerian students both in Universities and Polytechnics often desire to graduate with distinction, but most of them usually finish with 2.1 or 2.2. Their inability to actualize their academic desires can be attributed to lack of determination and plans in their academic pursuit.

Apart from the fact or the excuse that the Nigerian academic environment is hostile, a lot of students only want to graduate with first class without shedding a bead of sweat.

There are many factors that can hinder a student's pursuit of distinction in higher institutions. Campus distractions are there to steal their time, but these five mistakes play a major role in derailing a student's dream of graduating with distinction. If y...

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Harsh Realty Highly Neglected - Child Abuse in Afghanistan
01. July 2019 at 20:56
by Abdullah Abed
Me and my generation who were born in 1980s, then as children and now as young men/women can’t recall but war, bloodshed, hardship, immigration and plenty of the miseries still Afghan struggling with. As war's nature applies no exception in harming to people from any walk of the life but children pay much higher price than any layer of community.
Me and my generation who were born in 1980s, then as children and now as young men/women can’t recall but war, bloodshed, hardship, immigration and plenty of the miseries still Afghan struggling with. As war's nature applies no exception in harming to people from any walk of the life but children pay much higher price than any layer of community.  

Upon penning this article, as journalist, I recall my reports over multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and landmine blasts in several provinces very recently in east and south of the country where children were struck by insurgent groups particularly, this is plus the mortality and injuries come to the children as result of suicide bombings, artillery shillings and … in different parts of the country.

It is believed tha...

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An African Boy’s Dreams
14. June 2019 at 15:08
by Nana Kwaku M Asamoah
As a devoted young African, with an insatiable desire and perpetual drive for the prosperity of the African people, I regularly dream about our status in the world and our common destiny as one people.

To a young African boy, a dream represents an enemy, an upset to the “powers that be”. Nevertheless, the boy has the right to dream and my dream for my future is to pursue graduate studies in Economics and contribute to the development of my country, Ghana. I need dreams because I know that as human beings, not only can we dream our future but we can also grow great by our dreams. Fortunately for me and my countrymen, Ghana has seen a very peaceful and prosperous fourth republic. So, my dream for my country is that it should continue to be peaceful, prosperous and serve as the beacon of hope for Africa.


My future is only my dreams, of course, but my dreams for my future is unachievable if my continent remains a place of uncertainty, with n...

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Life is beautiful with Black and White keys
14. June 2019 at 15:03
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
Life is beautiful with Black and White keys. As much as I love music, I have found it pretty difficult to learn a musical instrument. Maybe I will learn it in some years to come. Anyways, while in the church listening to the melodious sounds, I saw the skillful pianist fingers running through the piano.

Every sound made me shake my head and feet in response to the melody. I wished the choir never got to the last stanza. The music brought healing to my soul.

You know music is sweet to the soul


But while enjoying the melody of the song, I took a closer look at the piano, I was surprised I saw mixtures of colors on the piano. I saw the colors white and color black. To be candid, I really loved the white keys., but right within me, I had a bit of confusion and question, Why will black keys produce sweet sounds? Black is not my favorite color. I love something colorful.


So I watched the hands of the skillful musician and I noticed he had to play the black and white keys to get the awesome sound. I expected the black keys to produce an awful sound, rather, the sound was pleasant. I discover that when...

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Climate Change An Undeniable Reality
14. June 2019 at 14:58
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Seas are becoming warmer, and sea levels are increasing. More prolonged and more severe droughts endanger crops, wildlife, and freshwater supplies. From Marine turtles off the coast of Africa to polar bears in the Arctic, because of changing climate, the diversity of life in our planet is in danger.

CAUSES OF CLIMATE CHANGE


  • THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT

Carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases trap heat in the atmosphere and regulate our climate. In the correct proportion, these gases perform an essential function, ensuring the atmosphere could hold enough heat and the planet could support every kind of life on it. These gases are naturally present in the environment, but humans are adding more of these gases by consuming fossil fuels for energy (coal, oil, and natural gas).

The rise in global temperature is significantly changing our planet's climate, which is forming extreme and irregular weather. For example, heat waves are becoming more common, and many places are undergoing droughts, followed by intense rainfalls.

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When the Oceans rise and the Thunder falls
24. May 2019 at 00:26
by Francine Beatriz Pradez
This explores the often complex yet linear connection between the extensive flood crisis in the city of Dagupan which is situated in the quaint province of Pangasinan nested within the Philippines islands. It aims to give a rational insight on the cause of the crisis as well as how the local government unit is handling it amidst backlash.

Dagupan City is a well – known metropolitan community that is home to fisherfolks and is gifted with the subtle natural beauty of coastal beaches and distinct flavors of seafood cuisine immortalized through its famed milkfish. Housing over 171, 271 citizens in its banks, Dagupan City is the place to be for international students, budding entrepreneurs, adventure seekers and for those who wish to reside in an urban – rural landscape that exemplifies the highest values of safety and order alongside with youth development.

         Despite these immense positive aspects that lures in numerous visitors every year, the downside of living in the commercial hub of the North is the geologic landscape that is comprised of pliant soil and strong ...

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Analysis: Despite reduction in admission quota, OAU unable to cater for student
20. May 2019 at 23:04
by Samad Uthman
In the past four years, the Obafemi Awolowo University admission capacity has been a piece of discourse. observations over the years with the yearly rise in the number of matriculated have shown that the institution is admitting more than the available infrastructures interms of lecture theatres and hostels. This report chronicles into the effect of the increasing admission figures over the years, the effect of the new accommodation policy and the sudden fall in the number of admitted students during the just concluded matriculation ceremony.

Looking into the varsity’s admission strength and capacity since 2014, it has been evident that the institution is admitting for than the available lecture facility, accommodation and the available basic learning-friendly amenities. In 2014, the institution matriculated 5,608 fresh students into the campus to fill in for their 2013/2014 100level academic year. This figure in 2014/2015 academic session took a turn with over 1,000 increase amounting to 6,500 newbie students that were matriculated in the institution.

In 2016 during the 2015/2016 academic session, out of 19,147 admission seekers that sat for the school’s Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME), 7,500 were able to wear the matriculation gown and swear the oat. This same figure was also reported to be the amount admitted in 2017’s 2016/2017 ac...

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There is Nothing Except You
16. May 2019 at 00:08
by Deep Solanki
This is a article describing the different stages a person acquire, when he starts a journey to the enlightenment, knowing, and learning patience. I observed the thinking, behavior and the circumstance faced by the character. Article reveals truth about how a person reacts when he is learning a way to Infinity. This is a fictional work.

The Universe is infinite, endless, limitless and unpredictable. Most of the treasures are hidden under the dark shadow of unconsciousness and unknowing of the Human Being, while secrets are kept open for the beautiful flowers which shower the fragrance of love even in the deserted garden. Contemplating over the flow of life, the way it flows, cause and reason of to be flown, will result in to have insight of something confusing. Whenever one has tried to understand the mysteries, and has gotten numerous conclusions that has made puzzled over the game of this life, which having good and bad mode too.

In every Walk of life, Men have always been trapped in the labyrinth of unknowing and undefined. One should ponder over the central force that drives the life. lets come, and find a way to the outside World, and sit by side, and then ...

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We Only Try To Be
10. May 2019 at 14:52
by Gavielle Gerico Cruz
In the light of the environmental situation of today's world, it is a must that we go ahead and bring about awareness in our own unique ways; for in reality, we are not aware, or at least, we only try to be.

Look deep into this paper. Read every word with focus. Negate all sources of attention from the outside world for this essay. And after reading, I want you to prove me wrong.


Imagine the Earth. It is all alone but flourishing with beauty and harmony. It is in sync with the laws of nature, and everything is balanced. It is stunning, isn’t it – the idea of an environment that is almost perfect, with the profound thought of peace?


As I write this essay with my laptop, the sheer second that I breathe or the mere time that I blink, the world is constantly being consumed by the very inhabitants that live on this beautiful planet—us.


Now lies the big question: Why do we continue to...

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Despite being outlawed, Female Genital Mutilation Secretly Practiced in Oyo
01. May 2019 at 18:52
by Alfred Olufemi
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for cultural and or non-medical reasons. Although prohibited by the law, the act is secretly practiced in Oyo state, a recent report revealed.



 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for cultural and or non-medical reasons. Although prohibited by the law, the act is secretly practiced in Oyo state, a recent report revealed.


 The external female genital is the reproductive part of the female body between the legs, which includes the outer lips (labia majora) and the inner lips (labia minora) which is pink in color including a small and sensitive organ on top of the inner lips known as the clitoris.


 Unlike male circumcision, this act causes physica...

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Of Students’ Victimization and My Parents in the University Senate Building.
20. April 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The success of some policies and reformation in the past is not unconnected to the support of the students’ union structures and the vibrancy of the student leaders in protest for a better society. The Ali-must-go protest of 1978 against the 50 kobo increment on the cost of students’ meal was spearheaded by the leadership of the National Union of Nigeria Students (NUNS).


I rushed in to the five thousand- siting capacity Amphitheatre with the expression of “fulfilling all righteousness” that could be felt through the gloomy visage. The orientation lecture for fresh men goes on for three days as part of the one-week long orientation exercise in Obafemi Awolowo University. 


I needed not a Vox-Pop to know that the thousands of students present were bored already. I can not speak for those who had gist partners by their sides. I mean those who fortunately made friends within the first week of resumption.


After two boring lectures from a senior lecturer and a principal officer, I could not stand the boredom and needed to leave the scene. Of course, I have some able-bodied Man o’ war folks to explain why I will be leaving the venue at that premature time ...

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Must I Push?
17. April 2019 at 09:00
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
When I was pregnant, I never knew I will have to PUSH hard

MUST I PUSH?


When I was pregnant,

I never knew I will have to PUSH hard

The conception was optimistically growing

The growth was gradually evidential

Not quite long,

I could no longer hide the fetus conceived inside


The fetus continually grew in size

The fetus wants to change status

The fetus wants to be a baby

The baby wants to become a child

The child wants to be an adult


Conception is not enough for this life's growth

I was not convenient anymore 

The flat tummy took a new but bigger shape

I anticipated seeing the one inside

The fetus also wants to run on a live stage


I ran to the comfort room

But no comfort.

I was told the room for the new transit in life is 

L...

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A Broken Will
15. April 2019 at 09:03
by Jeniya Jufi
Since the adoption of the WESA and the discretion this legislation has given courts to cure deficiencies in a Will, there has been a rise in challenges to Wills by people trying to validate documents as Wills.

Before the Wills, Estates, and Succession Act (WESA) of British Columbia replaced the Wills Variation Act in 2014, a Will was considered valid if the courts were satisfied that the Will was in writing, had been signed by the testator (will-maker), and had been properly witnessed. While these aspects are still important, the introduction of WESA has since given the courts of British Columbia discretionary authority to cure a Will with deficiencies which would otherwise invalidate the Will, if it is deemed to clearly represent a deceased testator’s true intentions.


Consider the following scenario: Johan was married and had two adult children. Johan was also an avid sailor and had a sailboat called the Misty Morning that...

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Does Facebook or other forms of social media create isolation?
13. April 2019 at 09:00
by Rohit Puri
“Facebook lets people connected meet new friends, yet some argue people spend so much time on social media that they lose contact with real life and may even become addicted.”

In the shining of 21st century, we have introduced ourselves to social media platforms like, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Whats-app, Snap chat, tweeter, and many more. These platforms have created to connect, communicate people, and to collect information all around world and what not. Social media helps to expand the contacts with new brains, but it also creates isolation with actual world. Following are the facts that create isolation.

Firstly, when we were child, we used to play many physical games and activities (like Cricket, Football, Tennis, LUDO, Chess, etc.) in groups that improves our relationship with the authentic world. But Now-a-days, our new generation is interested to play these games on social media that cut the connection with our neighbors.

Secondly, isolation, with the real w...

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When you fail, don’t give up
10. April 2019 at 09:01
by Oluwadamilola Adigun
When you fail, don’t give up, don’t stop attempting again, chart a new path to success and put in extra effort.

I failed my secondary school leaving exam four times and it seemed that was the end of the world. I lost most of my friends because I was called a failure. Some other friends had gained admission to the university and I was lonely as I tried to move from failure to success


While in Secondary School, I was always a ”local champion” (succeeding among my peers), I always led the class. But I met my waterloo in my final year in the Secondary School. For me to graduate and proceed to the university, I needed to write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). 

I prepared, as usual, I thought success will come easily this time again. So I went ahead to write my exams.

Huuuuu-uuuh, the result of the exam was contrariwise. I failed, I mean I really failed. R...

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How people's health, businesses suffer from abandoned project in Nigeria
09. April 2019 at 15:55
by Alfred Olufemi
The uncompleted road project in idi-Ape- Iwo road area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, had so much endangered lives of residents, passersby and motorists. Alfred Olufemi chronicles in to the health and business effect of the neglected project on the people.

Mr. Oloyede, a security officer at a bank (name withheld for security reasons) narrated how he went ill and was admitted in the clinic for days after inhaling dust particles from the abandoned Idi Ape road project. "I was having severe catarrh, coughing at the same time. My body system went down, and I could not breathe well. They had to rush me to the hospital," Oloyede Akinyide, who was just recovering from respiratory problems, told IYJ one sunny Tuesday.


“I still have my drugs. I am on drugs. It’s over there,” He reiterated emphatically, pointing apologetically at his medications placed on a table. "When they started the project, we thought that they will finish it on time. I mean with the way they scrapped it and brought bulldozers to work. They sped up the work. Later they stopped and since last year Novembe...

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Trend of Building Collapse Poses Threat to Living in Nigeria
07. April 2019 at 11:11
by Alfred Olufemi
However, while this reporter discovered that a few of these unfortunate incidents were unprecedented, many could be attributed to the negligence of the state governments, which could have been averted.

The recurring cases of building collapse in Nigeria’s urban centres have posed a serious threat to human lives as several people are trapped and killed in between the debris of iron rods and concrete slabs. However, while this reporter discovered that a few of these unfortunate incidents were unprecedented, many could be attributed to the negligence of the state governments, which could have been averted.

 

Within the last two weeks, the country recorded two cases of collapse in Lagos island of Lagos state and one in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. These cases account for over 15 deaths recorded in the previous week. Last Wednesday, a three-storey building collapsed in Ita Faji area of Lagos Island. Although the official casualty was not announced, an official involved in the rescue operation told Premium Times corresponden...

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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...

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