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Bilingualism.
22. February 2019 at 09:05
by Abdelrahman Elaraby
"Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise" Simple words were said by a man thinking so logically that anything by continuous use will improve. Learning new languages is a good brain exercise that doesn’t only have tangible effects on one’s personality, but it also does wonders to the brain structure and the wiring among the neurons.

Bilingualism refers to a situation when a child confronts two distinct languages at the same time . Bilingualism is closely related to the phenomenon of language acquisition the particular way in which we all learn our native language as children. We acquire the skill, and even if we have to work on our writing, speaking seems as natural as breathing. Scientists claim that language acquisition is a process that starts at the beginning of our lives and ends around puberty. Bilingualism was considered a must be avoided method in raising children to prevent some myths and misconceptions that greatly prevailed in the beginning of 19th century. 


One of these myths that learning more than one language in the childhood can lead to confusion and inability to differentiate between the words of the two languages. This commo...

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Rethinking Ethiopia’s Computer Crime Proclamation
20. February 2019 at 09:04
by Dejen Yemane Messele
The Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression is an inherent and basic human right for all other human rights. This right, however, is not an absolute one as it may be limited upon conditions. Lawful restrictions and limitations may hinder individuals from enjoying their right to freedom of expression either temporally or permanently. Accordingly, grounds for limitations of freedom of expression are provided under Art 29(6) of the FDRE Constitution.

Limitations on Freedom of Expression: FDRE Constitution in Focus

Human Rights in general and freedom of expression in particular are the very manifestations of dignified life of human being and their free utilization is presumed in principle. It is exceptionally and rarely where enjoyment of such rights would be limited or restricted. Limitation and restrictions on human rights is for the sake of equal or greater values. Arbitrary and unwarranted limitations and restrictions are not allowed since such limitations and restrictions create evil on freedom of expression.


FDRE Constitution clearly recogni...

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Of Nigeria and her seesaw
18. February 2019 at 09:00
by Abdulwaheed Sofiullahi
Who knows, mayhaps a soothsayer had forseen what would be the fate of Nigeria after Independent? Like Ola Rotimi's 'The Gods are not to blame' where a great seer of supernatural ghoul sees the pregnancy of the snail in the shell. A semblance of it as the playwright portrayed, King Adetusa of kutuje land placates the oracle to forsee the destiny of his new born baby. The oracle speaks, and the vulture was present for the atonement -- the rest is history. The analogy is of this country, we play the pattern of fiction but non-fiction happening to Nigerians from then till date.

To be on a virile of schizophrenic momentum reality. Maybe kiwi has covered their ears from hearing what the soothsayer said about the future. Or mayhaps fact has become victim of febrile fancy. That Nigeria was freed from the tangle of the whitemen is never an unleashement for freedom,rather a jostle for suffering. No qualms, those past leaders hitherto are of no populace interest, rather to amass personal wealth. To pinpoint this, let's flash back from the outset of self rule in this country; from one government to another. A lot had been affected by nausea, when having nestle promising nurture.


Having felt depressed of Nigeria entanglement, and the familiarity of poverty hymn sings to the stoic Nigerians ears since 1960s till present, still hoping that things would be better. According to a German-born Henry Charl...

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Are comma splices always wrong?
17. February 2019 at 09:15
by Mohamed Emad
Comma splices, one of the most frequent mistakes in English and a horrid sight to any English teacher out there. However, very few are aware that there are types of comma splices that are perfectly acceptable.

Before proceeding to explain when the usage of a comma splice is acceptable, let’s first define what a comma splice is. A comma splice occurs when attempting to join two independent clauses using a comma. For example, consider the following sentence:

“Tom is such a thoughtful guy, he cares a lot about other people.”


The two clauses above can stand by themselves as complete sentences, and thus they cannot be joined with a comma. Instead, they may be joined using a coordinator (and, but, or, nor, yet, and so), or separated using some form of end-stop punctuation (a period, semicolon, exclamation mark, etc.)


Because of this, almost everyone has the wrong impression that the “avoid any comma splice” rule is one that must be slavishly obeyed. But that isn’t true at all. In fact, a comma splice is s...

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Why Is Somalia the Most Corrupted Country in the World?
17. February 2019 at 09:05
by Ismail Hassan Mohamed
Somalia has ranked as the most corrupted country in the world, with instability and restricted press freedom as factors hindering transparency in the Sub-Saharan African nation. Why Is Somalia the Most Corrupted Country in the World?

Transparency International said in its Corruption Perception Index 2018 that most of the countries surveyed made very little progress in ending corruption last year. The index ranked 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption "according to experts and business people". that Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen all marred by wars and insurgencies were the five most corrupted countries. On the other hand, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland were deemed as the least corrupted.



Elections

Last year, the country held presidential elections. Through an indirect vote, members of parliament and an upper house chose a president from 23 candidates. The vote, hailed as a landmark for a country that hadn't had a functional gov...

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The Venezuela Uprising
16. February 2019 at 19:58
by Dickson Eyinmosan
From hyper-inflation rate index to an absolute devastation of the Bolivar currency, the economy calculation on until 2015 have continued to be bedeviled by gross negative indices tripled by the unending political miscarriages largely responsible for the worsening state of the socio-environmental hardship. Venezuelan's have painfully and obediently endured series of political ineptitude, gross economic annihilation, social discomfort, and a debilitating state of leadership failure.

The recent events in Venezuela has drawn series of attention around the nook and crannies of global relevance. The Bolivarian Republic is at the height of losing it all if this political uprising gravitate into a civil war as already preconceived by incumbent president Nicholas Maduro whose recent utterances makes situation rather worse.


The once oil rich nation is at the brink of both leadership and political collapse arising from leadership failure and government dysfunction. The Venezuela situation reckons first as that of a flourishing oil industry running at a colossal loss. Indeed, it is fair to say that leadership Stereotype in the southern American nation has lost the primary focus and tenets of governance. From extreme poverty to gross humanitarian crisis, the sad story emanating from Caracas relays very app...

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Unleash the power of our mighty pens
14. February 2019 at 09:03
by Edrell Cabatbat
The public becomes a school of fish that devours the noxious bait of those behind the proliferation of these fakes that are crafted closely on the borderline of illusion and bigotry.
With this, the hoax brought upon by the malicious information that are posted online indeed signifies a broken picture of hope in our society. Fake news has been a concern in the modern world triggered by the fast-paced evolution of technology. In fact, this Big Bang-like progression is alarming and ubiquitous particularly in the field of journalism. It is just hard to believe either that we Filipinos are being blinded and deceived to join the lure of spreading fake news in the World Wide Web.

In the blog dutertards.info, there is this post that branded Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as drug positive in a surprise mandatory drug test in the Senate led by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, whereas it turned to be a fake one as Trillanes tested negative based on the Drug Test Report posted by the senator himself in his Twitter account. ...
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Female child education: a wastage resources
14. February 2019 at 09:02
by Yasir Ibrahim
In our society today, it is believed that a male child will eventually be the head of the family. Therefore, educating the female child is not really compulsory and prevailing to that of the male child. Why is female child education a waste of resources.
Education is said to be the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Education is nothing but studying different kinds of subjects to gain knowledge and understanding and trying to apply it in daily life. Education is not only the book knowledge also learning something practically. For a modern society, education is very important. The old values of education and ethics have been sweeping slowly so it is the right time to get educated with inculcating the history to the student. There is nowhere one can teach culture, education in the right process to transform the culture to modern society. It is the perfect stage to mold a person into a complete leader with all the human emotions, values and heritage.

In our society today, it is believed that a male child will eventually...
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I saw you again
14. February 2019 at 09:00
by Jubilee Floren
Can someone notice a lonely Girl? Don`t lock yourself up in your room, open it and you`ll see the light you`ve been seaking.
I saw you
In the dark room
Doors were closed.

Don`t you have plans
to atleast
open the door?

I guess.
It is just you
Who locks up himself.


Another year has come,
A little sunlight reaches my room.
As the window opens
The wind blows on my face.

Another year has come,
No sunlight reaches my room.
The window no longer be opened
The winds no longer be felt.

Alone again,
Sitting in the corner
Wishing someone
To save me in this room. ...
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Blind Dolphin- The second most endangered freshwater dolphin species in world
13. February 2019 at 14:08
by Bisma Shamsi
The Indus River dolphin, locally known as “Bhulan” or the “Blind dolphin” is one among the South Asian River Dolphins and is one of the world's rarest animal that is the second most endangered freshwater dolphin species in the world.
A flagship species, this dolphin is an indicator of the biological health of the aquatic and terrestrial environment adjoining the Indus River. It is found exclusively in freshwater, living not only in the main channels, but also, during the flood season, in seasonal tributaries and the flooded lowlands. The scientific name for the Indus river dolphin is, “Platanista gangetica minor”. The Indus river dolphin is one of around 80 known species of cetacea and one of around 40 known species of dolphin.

Due to their apparent small population size these marine mammals are currently considered endangered and hunting them is considered illegal. The Blind Dolphin has a long beak and a stocky body. It has a low triangular hump on its back in place of a 'true' dorsal fin. It is gray-brown in color, sometimes with a pinkish belly. The ...
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ASUU STRIKE: OAU students risk “carryover” as infractions mar conduct of exams
13. February 2019 at 13:58
by Alfred Olufemi
With the indefinite postponement of some examinations in a Nigerian university, Obafemi Awolowo University, Alfred Olufemi can evidently report that some students will have to carry over some courses to the next session because of the ideological disagreement between lecturers.
With the indefinite postponement of some examinations in a Nigerian university, Obafemi Awolowo University, Alfred Olufemi can evidently report that some students will have to carry over some courses to the next session because of the ideological disagreement between lecturers.

Several national newspapers reported the confusion emanating from the discrepancies between Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) lecturers and their counterparts, who belong to the parallel union, Congress of Nigeria University Academics (CONUA).

While ASUU members have refused to attend lectures and conduct examinations in compliance with the industrial action declared by ASUU national body in November last year, CONUA lecturers have been attending classes and are participating in the on-going rain semester examination.

Students and lecturers earli...
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My suicide: destroying our planet
12. February 2019 at 12:24
by Omkareshwar Jha
"Me" when you read this 2 letter word you said yourself. Tell me how it feels like. It's a sucide "my sucide"!! Now tell me how it feels while you read. Who's responsible?? Aren't you too.
This is the deepest blow of died emotion from my heart. That why "I" have to write it today. "I" means "you" yourself. Doing sucide every day. Today we can dare to say moon will be our home, someday mars will be our home, Kepler-438B planet be our home .....& a lot more. Why they don't dare to say that they save my home "my earth" that is our home.

We as innovators do invent & that ability is fantabulous but why they destroy my home "my earth". I'm not going to listen your non-sense logics because you are pushing me to the death. The tests of nuclear weapons they call it security & defence. That's the silly mistake even a kid knows that it hurts, it hurts my earth it is killing us everyday. No matter who do that, no matter why they do that, no matter when they do that......
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International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2019: Participate Today
09. February 2019 at 13:22
by Julia Berens
The Qualification Round 2019 of the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition has opened! Use your skills and astronomy knowledge to win certificates, awards, and prizes. The IAAC gives you the unique opportunity to show your knowledge and astronomy skills! The IAAC is the biggest online astronomy competition for students from all countries. Win awards and cash prizes worth over 700 USD or become official IAAC ambassador in your country!
Awards and Prizes
Successful participants receive many certificates, awards, cash prizes, and honors:

- All Participants: Official Certificate
- All Finalists: Finalists Certificate
- 1. Prize: 200 USD Cash Prize
- 2. Prize: 150 USD Cash Prize
- 3. Prize: 100 USD Cash Prize
- Special Regional Awards: Africa, Europa, Greater Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, America

We understand the crucial role of teachers and schools for scientific education. Because of that, we award several school awards to honor the efforts of the teachers and the schools:

- IAAC School Award for Most Participants: This award receives the school with the mos...
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Electoral transparency: a step towards strengthening Nigeria’s democracy in fort
04. February 2019 at 09:03
by Alfred Olufemi
A comparative study shows that the 84 million registered voters as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general elections signals an improved level of political participation when weighed against the 68 million obtained in the 2015 polls. That is 18.6% increase in the voters’ register despite the fact that the country witnessed a 7% increase in its population. This increase, if sustained, is a step towards fostering democracy.



However, mass participation as described above isn’t the ultimate if the democratic processes meant to usher in the choice of the people are marred with irregularities begging for the question of integrity. Flouting or subverting formal processes as forms of corruption undermine democracy and good governance.

These corrupt acts cut across the three phases of the electoral cycle; that is, the pre-election, election and post-election periods. Although the pre-election phase, which involves; registration of voters, party primaries and campaigns, was faced with cases of financial inducement, allegations of registration of underage voters and other related corrupt practices, this article focuses majorly on the other two phases because the first phase is almost gone.

It is not surprising that political parties in Nigeria hav...
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The reawakening evil of rape in Nigeria
02. February 2019 at 09:01
by Abdulrahman Abdulganiyu
It is unarguably, that everyone in this country( boys and girls, men and women, male and female) is entitled to self dignity, liberty and shall not be subjected to inhumane treatment and non should be deprived nor shunned, castigated and violated by any individual individual however high so ever or how low so ever placed.
The Laws of our country are rightly Placed and have laid relative punishment for violation.This right and protection is for all but it is so sadden that in this era of advancement such right and dignity are being deprived.

In order to let this article reach its peak, I will like to bring to the fore a term "rape". To partake among those patriotic people , those aiming and intending good for the country and seek and hope its eradication, I intend to give a brief definition of rape and its causes.

In a nutshell, rape is a Threat, Intimidation,force to have Sexual Intercourse or other sexual Activity upon another Person, without his/her Consent. Rape has become a global ill, so far that it is clear to every current reader what am trying to portray in this art. As I am writing, it has gotten to a stage that every morning ...
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Qualities of a good student
01. February 2019 at 09:00
by Meshach Idoko
What makes a student good has to do with a lot of factors. But this article seeks to expound on the qualities of a good student. These qualities will improve every student learning capacity whether for a classroom or life.
There are different but similar definitions of who a student is. But, generally, the word ‘student’ denotes someone who is learning.

According to the Simple English Wikipedia, a student is a person who is learning something. Students can be children, teenagers, or adults who are going to school, but it may also be other people who are learning, such as in college or university. A younger student is often called a pupil. Usually, students will learn from a teacher or a lecturer if at university. They also do much reading. A student can also be a person studying for a specific profession. Where the teaching is called “training” the student may be called a “trainee.” (https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student)

Whatever level or field, a student is a student, because he or she has subject him/her self...
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That's "You"
01. February 2019 at 09:00
by Omkareshwar Jha
That's you. Me or anybody else can't tell you better then the mirror of yourself. That can see itself with closed eyes.... Come a little deep today & it will start something new from today!!
We today live in harmonious world today. That project that everything is fine.
I'm willing you to give a reference from an old Hindi movie that is everybody's experience.

"Bura kije, Bura hoga ; Bhala kije Bhala hoga. Yahi likh-likh ke kya hoga. ...." & the song goes on. Let me first translate it with best of my knowledge. It means "When we do good, good happens; When we do bad, Bad will happen. So why to write it over & over again.. ...."

I'm not talking about morality, I'm strictly speaking on the basis of the logic. Because the people's who read this all relate humanity not morality. Don't look at me like that haha let me complete then i accept your judgement with my knees down.

Imagine a real life scene with closed eyes & deep breath with absolute neutrality. Imagine that there is a place w...
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Agriculture in our lives
30. January 2019 at 09:52
by Jubilee Floren
"once in our lives we need a doctor, once in our lives we need a lawyer, but everyday in our lives we need a farmer"
As I was walking all my way home I saw a signage with the words written "once in our lives we need a doctor, once in our lives we need a lawyer, but everyday in our lives we need a farmer" and that catches my heart. Agriculture supplies the basic necessities as a human . It provides us food that gives us energy to do anything we wanted and needed to do. My family and I is one of the Filipinos who consumes so much agricultural foods such as rice, chicken, pork, processed meat, fruits and vegetables since we do eat more than 3x a day and my brothers have huge appetite. Without those agricultural foods we can't get the right nutrition our body needed.


Agriculture are able to bolster income and savings, indeed I can really say that. Majority source income of people in rural areas are through agriculture. Agriculture c...
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Girls Education in Pakistan: Solutions for impediments
30. January 2019 at 09:51
by Zulfiqar Ali Ramzan
Educating a child has always been the main issue in Pakistan. And to educate a girl in this country, the most difficult one. In Pakistan, education is given the least importance. And those who have access to it, get the benefits.
Educating a child has always been the main issue in Pakistan. And to educate a girl in this country, the most difficult one. In Pakistan, education is given the least importance. And those who have access to it, get the benefits. In a densely populated country, governments have given little or no importance in the field of education.

There is a huge proportion of people living in Pakistan whose children remain uneducated either due to lack of awareness or poverty. However, in the recent past, the number of children going to schools has increased. In the era of the digital world, people are now aware of the prospects of education. Still, there is a growing concern regarding girls getting education. According to Human Rights Watch report in November 2018, titled as ‘Shall I feed my daughter, or Educate her?’, highlighted som...
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Everything you should know about the Youth 2030
29. January 2019 at 09:01
by Mohamed Okash
The world is young than ever before since human history. It homes over 1.8 billion young people below the age 25. Most of these young people live either in conflict areas or the less developing world which makes their lives hard.
Truly speaking, young people face numerous critical challenges which deeply affects their lives including Unemployment, Violence, migration, illiteracy, bullies and discrimination, early marriage and teen pregnancies, shrinking civic spaces and many others. In contrary, they are at forefront of creativity, innovation, ideas, and solutions to local and global pressing challenges. They innovate new technologies, new housing systems, new modes of transportation, new medicine and many vision for the future. Therefore, the world needs to hear their voice and empower and engage with them, in order to ensure their rights which will contribute unlocking their potential towards sustaining Peace and achieving Agenda 2030.

Youth empowerment and engagement is cross-cutting issues in the all national, regional and global policy frameworks more pa...
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Influence of mass media on society: an islamic point of view
28. January 2019 at 11:31
by Yasir Ibrahim
This article looks into the problem emanates from the mass media and how it affects our religion.Mass media is generally known as the channels through which messages are sent and received between the sender and the receiver. It involves the use of different technological processes that facilitates effective communication between large number of people. The mass media is a fundamental part of our contemporary life saddled with onerous task, as one of the agent of socialization.
In the name of Allah, the most Glorious, the most Merciful. Verily the best of speech is the book of Allah and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (S.A.W) The worst of affairs is the newly invented affairs in the religion and every newly invented affair in the religion is an innovation and every innovation is misguidance and all misguidance is in the hell fire. May Allah protect us.

If you look at the definition of social media you will find that it is the interaction amongst people in which they create, share, or exchange information, and idea in virtual communities and network. And Islam appreciate and welcome all forms of advancement as far as it does not go against the teaching of Muhammad (S.A.W) so my brothers and sisters if we look at the time of Prophet most of the people are unlettered that means they rely on memo...
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The Untapped Potentials of Youths as Agents of Sustainable Peace in Ethiopia
27. January 2019 at 09:01
by Dejen Yemane Messele
Youths have been erroneously perceived as agents of violent conflicts, instability, chaos and insecurity since ancient epochs. Such pessimist views attributed for the less participation of youths in the peace building process of nations. Predominantly, the problem is ubiquitous in Africa and Middle East regions of the globe.
African youths has so far been perceived as agents of political turmoil and violent conflicts. Such perceptions compel youths to revolt against governments and they expedite the removal of dictators from power. The Arab uprising praised as best example in this regard. It was a trans-formative instant for the youths who have purposefully been excluded from government affairs. Young women and young men have a critical role in promoting and maintaining international peace and security. Contrary to most popular representations, the majority of youth are not violent. Rather, they can and do play active roles as agents of positive and constructive change. Ethiopia could not escape from such realities. Youths were and still are denied from active and meaningful participation of government affairs. Decisions, which may have an ultimate impact on ...
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What is text neck?
26. January 2019 at 09:01
by Anand Vaghasiya
Text neck is a Modern term describing repeated stress injury and pain in the neck resulting from excessive watching or texting on handheld devices like Mobile, tablet, Gaming Consoles over a sustained period of time. Nowadays Children and younger people are more prone to this phenomenon, because of excessive use of handheld Mobile Phones and other equipment in the wrong Posture. It is also often known as Turtle Neck posture.
The term 'Text Neck' was coined by Dr. DL Fishman, a US chiropractor. This condition is a growing lifestyle and health condition with the constant growth in mobile user population all over the world.
Apart from neck pain, it can also cause shoulder pain, upper back pain, headaches, and increased thoracic kyphosis. Flexing the head forward to use a smartphone affects the spine directly. The most common complaint of Text Neck is neck pain, stiffness, and soreness.

Signs and Symptoms of Text Neck
Instant upper back or neck pain when using a handheld device
Nagging or sharp pain in the neck or shoulders at the end of the day.
General shoulder pain and tightness. Pain can be localized to one spot or may be diffused over an area, the usually lower part of the neck. Can be describ...
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The uncertainty of Brexit
25. January 2019 at 22:21
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
The Irish back -stop is an insurance policy which prevents a harder border control on the Island of Ireland. This is meant to prevent a re-emergence of a harder border on the Island after Brexit. A contrary option will no doubt plunge the UK on a tight economy corner which invariably might hinder economy growth and fast pace social reconnaissance.
The tension at Westminster seems far from a near end as Prime Minister May continues to hit a brick wall with lawmakers over her negotiated Brexit deal. The Prime Minister who was forced by Members of Parliament to come out with a well plated plan B deal after her Brexit proposal deal presentation to the House of Commons suffered a disgraceful and terrible rejection across either side of the political aisle, stormed parliament with her newly crafted Brexit plan B. It was indeed a moments of reckoning as Theresa May made fierce eye contact with MP(s) most especially those who opposed her negotiated deal made with leaders in Brussels.

After the terrible defeat which heightens as one of the most painful lost by a Prime Minister in the annals of Britain politics in parliaments since 1924, one would have expected Theresa May to threw-in t...
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How incessant robbery attacks poses security threat to Nigerian community
24. January 2019 at 10:20
by Alfred Olufemi
Residents of Ile-Ife, Osun state of Nigeria, have been assaulted, sustained injuries and lost valuables to Incessant cases of robbery attacks. The menace has been on the high side in recent times, Alfred Olufemi can report.
In the last four weeks, more than six houses were confirmed to have been invaded by burglars. However, the affected houses are situated in student- dominated areas such as Parakin, Asherifa, Adesanmi and Ibadan road.

Recall that in December last year, it was reported that a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Abiodun Babatola was murdered by armed robbers while phones, laptops and other valuables were carted away in Adam and Eve hostel, a private hostel facility.

In the words of the caretaker of the hostel, Mr. Sunday, who corroborated Premium Times report on the murder, “the deceased only came to visit a friend but it was saddening that he was stabbed in the head while other valuables were stolen. It was a day I cannot forget.”

Meanwhile, this correspondent gathered that, a group of bandits invaded a duplex along...
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The Obstacle of Indonesia’s Infrastructure Development
24. January 2019 at 10:17
by Dinda Dewinta
Over the past few years, infrastructure has been the star of Indonesia’s economic growth. Decent infrastructure is an important element in development in Indonesia, which has more than 17,000 islands.
Indonesia’s Infrastructure Ambition
Infrastructure is considered as the main input to reduce inequality, increase productivity and drive the economy. The lack of quantity and quality of infrastructure in Indonesia has become a concentration in every era of government. Under President Joko Widodo's government, Indonesia has committed to developing infrastructure worth to IDR 4,796 trillion (approx. USD $358 billion) between 2015 and 2019, including developing large-scale transport, utilities and ICT, as well as new schools, hospitals, and water supply and treatment plants.

The National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015-2019 has been drawn up through Presidential Regulation No. 2/2015 which contains the development plan for the next 5 years to achieve the target of infrastructure implementation include: ...
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The Deaf World
22. January 2019 at 09:02
by Anna Baklytska
Have you ever seen a deaf person dance? I have. I watched this person with delight and pride… Yes, with pride (or admiration), that they hadn’t given up, but had learned to enjoy the music of silence, not considering themselves deprived and regardless of the absence of their hearing- they amazed people!
Honestly, I have no problem recognizing or seeing deaf people on city transport, or throughout the community. All one must do is see the sweeping movements of their hands with sign language.
Yes, it is an amazing language…We are not always able to convey our feelings with words. But in sign language, it is so much easier. For it is the language of the heart.

It is the love language of incredible kindness and sincerity. A deaf person will rarely deceive or flatter you- they are honest, trustworthy and naive like children. This touches the soul… I share this with confidence (or assurance). These people: are among my relatives, they are altogether close (or dear) to me.

My name is Anna. I am from Ukraine and would like to share with you some thoughts regarding problems of the deaf world within my country. When a hearing...
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My Kind of Girl
22. January 2019 at 09:01
by Christopher Tawiah-mensah
"Who is your kind of girl?" I get this question a lot. Not because I am oh-my-god handsome or holy-smokes charming, no, no, no. Far from the 'charm of hands' and the 'smoky gods'. It is elementarily because I am single. As if that's the worst disease that can ever happen to a young man like myself, everyone goes "Why art thou single?!" Such questions do come in many translations-- the King James as well.. haven't come across the Revised Standard Version yet though.
The tides, 'Time and tide wait for no man', but I bet they certainly do squeeze a few halts on a single life and the episodes of singlehood. That's all they've been cursed to do-- to tick and to wave out moments, then weave them into untamed memories: the lazy sunrises and the orange sunsets, the noisy morning chirps of solos on the mahogany trees, and the unfeathered chick who wonders why mum hasn't flown yet amidst her many feathers. Anyway, I don't believe in a Mrs. Right lurking somewhere with a faulty GPS compass in her fanny pack, which blurs my location every time she palms it and alerts with a beep, anytime I get close; and I don't believe in fairy tales either-- love at first sight, true love's first kiss and its cohorts of fancies.

When asked last who my kind of girl was, I bubbled a smile, pinched a thought and said " ...
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I don`t need YOU! pt. 2
21. January 2019 at 09:01
by Mary Joy Orola
'No man is an Island!' This saying has been used and passed on from one human civilization to another. It is so because man was not meant to be an island because the world where in we are planted is relational and anything otherwise is regarded an aberration!
’…See, I don’t do well with people not because I don’t want to but life experiences have made me wise, so I stay off! More so, I have found out that I am a melancholic and have a little bit of choleric in me, so I don’t butt into people’s lives; I let them live their lives while I live mine.”

The statement above was made in a conversation and the question that popped up in my mind was: ”How do you live then?” Really, living is beyond existing or surviving; it is being WHOLE and that requires relationship’

Yes, it is a known thing that we came from different backgrounds and have different personality traits; it is also true that we all have experiences that we might have gone through or still going through that possibly would want us to not give a ‘damn’ about p...
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Million Drops of Love
19. January 2019 at 09:01
by Edrell Cabatbat
Every drop that falls from the heavens splashes God's unconditional love. In fact, He disguises Himself in the form of raindrops to overflow His million drops of love.
The rain came, washing my pains
The rain fell, unclogging my chains
The winds roared, soothing my blaze
The clouds cried, was exultant in praise!

Dawn was breaking when cats and dogs start pouring
Outside, the drops of rain and the roofs start kissing
The sound of kissing was a melody worth listening
And the raindrops began singing!

Unusual it is for the rain to wake me up
My eyes see a spirit buildup,
My nose taste an air moist and new,
My soul was rejuvenated, it was renewed!

Strange is the feeling brought by rain
The rain came, it washed my pain
The rain came, it unclogged my chain
The rain came and the Lord started to reign!

Every raindrop is a blessing from above
God disguised Himself in the form of raindrops
To shower his million drops of love
I thank God for I can now soar
And I never felt this bl...
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