Thursday, March 31, 2016

Watch Comrade Bimbo Daramola at a Round-table Talk for Entrepreneurs & Innovators‪#‎The‬ Power of Ideas - What do you have in your hand?


The Nigerian Student and Youth Corper Discount Card (NSYCDC) to be presented at the round-table Talk for Entrepreneurs in Lagos
An automated discount card with the capacity to subsidise expenses of serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and students in Nigerian tertiary institutions, known as Nigerian Student and Youth Corper Discount Card (NSYCDC), will be presented at the round-table Talk for Entrepreneurs holding in Lagos tomorrow.
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The discount card, an initiative of The Bridge Concept, targeted at about 23 million Nigerian youths has been lauded as one that would go a long way in curbing the challenges faced by students and youth corps members.
Bimbo Daramola is a Geologist and Politician. He was one of the leading lights of the 7th National Assembly, having acquainted himself creditably, in his four years as a
Member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NIGERIAN STUDENTS & YOUTH CORPS NEWSLETTER #nsycdc @nsycdc




Breaking News"The Nigerian Student and Youth Corper Discount Card (NSYCDC) to be presented at the round-table Talk for Entrepreneurs in Lagos' @nsycdc

The Nigerian Student and Youth Corper Discount Card (NSYCDC) to be presented at the round-table Talk for Entrepreneurs in Lagos
An automated discount card with the capacity to subsidise expenses of serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and students in Nigerian tertiary institutions, known as Nigerian Student and Youth Corper Discount Card (NSYCDC), will be presented at the round-table Talk for Entrepreneurs holding in Lagos tomorrow.
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The discount card, an initiative of The Bridge Concept, targeted at about 23 million Nigerian youths has been lauded as one that would go a long way in curbing the challenges faced by students and youth corps members.
Students and Youth Corps members are invited to the round-able talk 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Raging inferno tears through residential blocks in UAE


In what is becoming a disturbing consistency, two residential tower blocks have been hit by large fires, the third such incident in about a year. The fire began in the Ajman One complex, a $735million development of 12 towers with some 3,000 apartments before spreading to a nearby building.

Residents were evacuated, but several have reportedly been treated for breathing problems and minor injuries.

BREAKING NEWS: Hijacker forced EgyptAir jet to land in Cyprus 'so he can deliver a letter to his ex-wife' and demand asylum it is revealed as four passengers are still held on plane

An official boards a hijacked Egyptair A320 Airbus at Larnaca Airport in , Cyprus, to negotiate with the hijacker, who has since been identified as Ibrahim Samaha
The man holding 11 people, including four 'foreigners', hostage on an Egyptian passenger jet at a Cypriot airport after hijacking the plane with a suicide vest is demanding to give a letter to his ex.
Ibrahim Samaha, 27, has asked negotiators for  political asylum - and to be able to give a letter to his Cypriot ex-wife, local state television reports.
EgyptAir MS181, carrying 62 people, including eight Brits and ten Americans, was en-route from Alexandria to Cairo when it was hijacked, forcing it to land at Larnaca airport, Cyprus. 
Negotiations with the hijacker has since resulted in the release of a majority of the hostages, except for the crew and four foreigners, EgyptAir said.  

The plane diverted to Cyprus after a man on the flight threatened to detonate a belt or a vest containing explosives, Egypt's civil aviation authority said. 
Egyptian newsite Youm7 is reporting that the attacker told the pilot to fly to Turkey but was told they did not have enough fuel.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Gamers Are Going Full Sherlock on Alleged Photos of Nintendo’s New Console

Gamers Are Going Full Sherlock on Alleged Photos of Nintendo’s New Console:
Photos purportedly showing the controller of Nintendo’s next console, codenamed “NX,” have “leaked” onto the internet, and internet supersleuths have been working overtime to determine if they’re legit.
Images surfaced earlier this week, posted by Redditor Perkele37, that were supposedly of the controller for a developer kit of the NX. The controller itself looks like a patent that Nintendo grabbed last year, showing a device with a big screen and no physical buttons.
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The folks on Reddit have been hard at work ever since the images were posted, trying both to determine whether they’re the real thing, and where they might have come from. That’s led to dissections of the images showing the controllers. Redditors looked at the keyboard that’s partially in the shot and determined it’s showing the configuration of keys used in Sweden. And then someone compared the tree reflected on the right side of the image to a photo of the building that houses Sweden-based studio Massive, the folks behind Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Codeine abuse spikes in women, teens across North

Codeine abuse spikes in women, teens across North
Once the preserve of hardened criminals, abuse of drugs like codeine and others is on the rise, especially among married women in the North, as well as teenagers. Daily Trust takes a look at the disturbing trend.
Fadeela, 18, is helpless. She is addicted to Tutolin, a codeine-containing cough syrup she consumes at least twice a day. Two bottles per day is what her system demands or it may just shut down. This has done great harm to her life already. She has since dropped out of school and now spends time at Mami Market in the city of Sokoto.
At Mami Market, both male and female addicts - mostly in their twenties - have found a haven where they freely indulge in using a variety of substances to get ‘high’. But Fadeela is fed-up with the control it has over her. It has estranged her family from her. “If you can help me out of this life, I will ever be grateful,” she says.
Recently, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) decried the increasing involvement of married women in drug abuse. The Assistant Superintendant in charge of exhibits at the Sokoto State Command, Ali Baba Mustapha, pointed out at the Jigawa Day celebration that women take cough syrups that contain codeine - an opiate used to treat pain - more than any segment of the society, believing erroneously that it will enhance their sexual appetite. He warned that if unchecked, the trend could lead to marital problems and even divorce. There are, also, attendant health problems.
Daily Trust investigations revealed that the stability of some homes is already being affected by this trend. There is the case of a new bride whose husband discovered under their bed, a carton of Tutolin, usually abused to induce intoxication and supposedly boost sexual drive. It was gathered that the groom took both his wife and the drugs to her parents’ house in anger. Even before then, during the wedding, the loss of a necklace had prompted a search that led to the astonishing discovery that some of the women at the occasion, mostly housewives, had varieties of cough syrup containing codeine in their handbags.

Is Lagos the Most Dangerous Party City on the Planet?

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it was midnight on Saturday and the club was heating up. Some men were decked out in black tie, others in Ankara print caftans and matching fezzes. They leaned on the bar in double-breasted sports coats and Windsor knots, and glided across the dance floor in high-dollar sneakers, draped in silver and gold chains, eyeballing women of all shapes and shades who dazzled in designer gowns, slinky dresses, short shorts or miniskirts, by turns accentuating or revealing ample curves, long legs or an elegant neckline.
It was my second night in Lagos, Nigeria, and once more I was in a room of clinking glasses and rumbling bass, a room filled with Nigeria’s upper crust bouncing to indigenous Afro-pop. Everything was washed in hot pink. Beams from a bank of rotating lights glinted off gaslight chandeliers and mirrored ornaments behind the bar. Bottles of Dom Pérignon set in buckets of dry ice left vapor trails as they streamed from the bar in the arms of statuesque African beauties conveying them to booths manned by oil or telecom executives, real estate developers, entrepreneurs and their guests.
Many of them, still in their 20s and 30s, were already millionaires, and all of them were hustlers. This was Lagos (pronounced “lay-gos”) after all, and one conceit is that everybody here has three hustles: An oil mogul may also own a restaurant while bankrolling a recording session with an up-and-coming MC. On the street level it’s no different. In this export-dependent, corrupt, dangerous city, whether you’re living high or low, one job never feels like enough.

Isis 'crucifies Catholic Priest on Good Friday' after Yemen kidnapping

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An Indian Catholic priest is believed to have been crucified by Isis on Good Friday. 
There were fears of the Islamist group's intention to kill Tom Uzhunnalil, who was believed have been kidnapped, after rumours circulated online suggesting he may be crucified around the holy festival.
Mr Uzhunnalil is believed to have been taken from a retirement home in Yemen during an attack by Islamic extremists on 4 March. 
The group shot 16 people - including four nuns - during the incident at the home in Aden, which is run by missionaries, the International Business Times India said.
The execution of the priest by the same method the Romans used to kill Jesus – an event marked by Christians around the world on Good Friday – was confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna. 

Donald Trump says UK and Europe are not safe places following Brussels terror attacks

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Donal Trump has said Britain and Europe are "not safe places" following the terror attacks, which killed at least 31 people in Brussels on Tuesday. 
The twin blasts at the Zaventeem airport and at the Maalbeek Metro station in the heart of the Belgian capital left more than 360 people injured, with 62 people still in critical conditions. 
Speaking five days after the attack,  US Republican president front-runner said Europe has lots of "very, very severe" problems and that even America is not a safe place for Americans. 
I don't think Bruss - England or I don't think that Europe is a safe place. No, I don't. I think there are a lot of problems in Europe that are very, very severe," he told ABC. 
"When you look at Brussels, when you look at the way they've handled things from law enforcement standpoints, when you look at Paris, when you look at so many other places, no, it's not (safe)".

6 rules to actually look good in a suit

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    Sometimes, it can seem like we at Business Insider are a little obsessive about fit when it comes to suits.
    But it really is the most important thing when wearing a suit (besides confidence, but that's more a byproduct than a requirement).
    For a suit to look as good as possible, all these different parts of the perfect fit need to come together just so, presented as a cohesive package.
    We've decided it's high time to enumerate all these intricacies of fit one by one, as modeled on Eddie Redmayne, the best man wearing suits alive today.
    Redmayne has fit down pat, so there's no better teacher.
    Let's take it from the top and break it down:
    Shoulder alignment.
    This is the most important thing you're checking to see if a suit jacket fits correctly. Everything else can be tailored except the shoulders.
     The jacket's shoulder should end before the end of your actual shoulder.
    A good way to test this is by leaning against a wall. Ifthe shoulder pad of your jacket hits before your actual shoulder, it's too big. Redmayne's jacket fits well.
    High armholes. Armholes are the subtle difference between a well-fitting modern jacket and a poorly fitting, more conservatively cut jacket.
    You want them high, but with no restriction of movement. When you move your arm, your whole jacket shouldn't move.
    This is another thing can't be tailored, and you must check before purchase. You can tell by the fit of Redmayne's jacket it has high armholes.

    Sunday, March 27, 2016

    picture of tragic girl Summer Grant killed when inflatable was blown 150 metres


    Summer Blackie, who died when a bouncy castle she was on at Harlow's Town Park Fair was thrown across a park by a gust of wind
    Summer Grant, who died when a bouncy castle she was on at Harlow's Town Park Fair was thrown across a park by a gust of wind

    This is the tragic young girl who was killed in a horror accident that saw a fun fair bouncy castle thrown across a park by a gust of wind.
    Summer Grant, who only turned seven in January, was playing when she was suddenly trapped inside the inflatable as it was picked up and flung 500 feet downhill.
    The bouncy castle was sent soaring so high it cleared a row of caravans parked nearby as families watched on in horror.
    Summer was on an Easter weekend trip to see relatives when, as she played alone on the Toy Story-themed castle, the 25mph winds ripped its moorings from the ground and sent the whole structure into the air.
    Despite the best efforts of paramedics at the scene, little Summer died in hospital from her injuries.

    Two women, a man and three Rottweilers found dead inside horror home as police search for clues

    Police forensics and detectives at a house on East Park Street, Leeds, where three bodies have been found
    Police forensics teams are scouring a horror home tonight after finding the dead bodies of two women, a man and three Rottweilers.
    Officers in white outfits have been seen filing into the home in search of clues after the gruesome discovery was made earlier today.
    Two women, who were thought to be in a relationship, a man and three dogs, were thought to have been lying dead in the property for more than 24 hours before being discovered.
    The two women were found in the living room.
    The body of the male - believed to be a friend or lodger aged around 18 - was found in the kitchen.
    There had been a "small fire" in the property but the blaze had gone out before fire fighters and police were alerted.

    Saturday, March 26, 2016

    Exclusive Photos: Launch and Unveiling of Nigerian Student & Youth Corpers Discount Card Abuja @nsycdc








    A nation that does not consciously put structures in place to support her young population will soon realise that she will breed an army of disconsolate and angry citizens with no obligation to the nation in their adult years. That is one of the reasons why the Nigerian students and youth Corp members discount card was introduced. To help this vulnerable demography deal with economic realities that they are daily confronted with at no fault of theirs. Now there is a reprieve for them and students nationwide. The little resources available to them can achieve more. That's the essence of NIGERIAN STUDENTS AND YOUTH CORP DISCOUNT CARD. see www.nsyc.com.ng. we care.

    Passenger banned from all British Airways flights for LIFE after bizarre row at 30,000ft

    Fashion stylist Bridget Nhire, 33, who's been banned from travelling on BA flights
    Ms Nhire is demanding £350 compensation
    A woman has been given a life ban from all British Airways flights after a bizarre row at 30,000ft, writes Stephen Hayward in Sunday People .
    Bridget Nhire, 33, ended up in handcuffs and strapped to her seat after another customer complained she kept getting up to stretch her legs.
    The 5ft 3in stylist says the ­incident, on a Heathrow to Dubai flight, left her “humiliated” and in tears, with police escorting her from the plane before
    freeing her without charge five hours later.
    She was flying to visit pals when a man sitting behind complained. She said: “He was
    telling me to sit down and I said ‘I have the right to get up and walk around for my health’. That ­escalated into a minor argument.

    Mother-of-three missing for 42 years found alive and well after decades hiding from family

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    A mother-of-three who vanished 42 years ago has been found alive and living under a false name.
    Lula Ann Gillespie-Miller admitted her identity after being tracked down in Texas by police looking into her case.
    She had been missing since leaving home in 1974 shortly after giving birth to her third child. 
    Then aged 28, she had decided she was too young to be a mother and signed custody of her children over to her parents. 
    Indiana State Police Detective Sgt. Scott Jarvis began looking for her in January 2014 after receiving a request from the Doe Network – a volunteer organisation which helps hunt for unidentified and missing people. 
    The detective had arranged for a body buried in an unmarked grave to be exhumed and DNA analysis to be carried out. 
    But while this was underway, Sgt Jarvis began to follow the trail of a women with similarities to Ms Gillespie-Miller who was living in Texas. 

    DG of NYSC pays condolence visit to family of corps member who was killed during Rivers rerun


     
    The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi, has paid a condolence visit to the family of Samuel Okonta, a youth corper who was killed during the rerun election in Rivers state last Saturday. He also paid a condolence visit to Obi Akazue Gbemudu II, the paramount ruler of Illah town in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State where Samuel hails from. More photos after the cut.

    Missing American siblings confirmed dead in the Brussels terror attack


    Missing New York siblings Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski whose cell phone went dead while they were talking to their mom at the airport when that terror bomb blast went off on Tuesday have been confirmed dead on Friday. They were named as part of the 31 killed in the Brussels terror attacks.
    The heartbreaking news ended a desperate search that started the moment their cell call from the airport to their mom in Holland sounded like it “went underwater” and then went dead, James Cain, whose daughter Cameron was engaged to Alexander, told the Daily News.

    Japan kills 200 pregnant whales

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    Japan has killed more than 200 pregnant whales, it has been reported.
    According to the country’s Institute for Cetacean Research, 333 minke whales have been killed including more than 200 pregnant females as part of this year’s Antarctic whale hunt, the National Geographic reports.
    It said that four ships returned from a 100-day expedition this week as part of a project aiming to conduct 'scientific' whaling activities.
    The legitimacy of Japan's programme has been challenged previously by the International Court of Justice in 2014.

    Woman falls 200ft to her death in front of horrified husband while climbing in Snowdonia

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    The woman, who was in her 50s, fell around 70 metres to her death at Snowdonia National Park
    A woman fell 200ft to her death from a mountain in Snowdonia while walking with her husband yesterday.
    The couple were coming down the western face of Tryfan in Wales when they went in the wrong direction and started descending the dangerous Notch gully nearby.
    A spokesman for Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue said the woman, who was in her 50s, fell around 70 metres to her death.
    Her distraught husband called the emergency services and 15 members of the Ogwen team, six members of Llanberis Mountain Rescue and four volunteers from the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue team searched for the couple.

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    Breaking News: Sandralia Hotel Joins The #NSYCDC Family "@nsycdc


    WOW! This is good news for students who are Abuja based and who travel to Abuja for events and other functions as one of the biggest hotels in Abuja known as Sandralia Hotels has signed on as an official partner of Nigeria Students & Youth Corps Discount Card project and as such, students can now enjoy a whole 30% rebate on rooms and pool side bar.

    “This is a good development and is coming at the right time as many students come to Abuja for various events and can now afford a bit of luxury living at a discount price, says Brand Ambassador, Sly Lori”

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    Brand Launch #Nigerian Student Youth Corp's Discount Card @nsycdc


    The Bridge Concepts Nigeria., on Monday launched a discount card for Nigerian Students and Youth Corpers (NS&YC) across the country.
    The discount card was launched in collaboration with the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Abuja.
    The theme of the launch is ``Creating a Systematic Social Safety Platform for the Youth's".
    Mr Bimbo Daramola, the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, said the discount card entitled students and corps members to access discount on prices of products and services across Nigeria.
    He said the organisation had partnered with more than 400 service providers across the country to launch the card.

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    Gbenga Arulegba Endorsed the Nigerian Students & Youth Corps Discount Card @nsycdc



    the Nigerian students discount card team  where on  (AIT) on a popular program called Focus Nigeria is a discussion program on Africa Independent Television, designed to engage all critical issues affecting Nigeria's polity, from politics to other daily subject matters that engage and affect the ordinary Nigerian.

    the #nsycdc boss shed light & explicated the key tenements of the card program and it unique features  on Focus Nigeria analyses ,



    Photos: Pre launch Party #Nigerian Students Youth Corpers Discount Card Hosted Youth Corpers @ #3J's Hotel Abuja @nsycdc





    Sunday, March 13, 2016

    Ivory Coast hotel shooting: Al-Qaeda claim responsibility for attack which left at least 16 dead

    Ivorian security forces evacuate people after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a hotel in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam












    Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack that left 16 people dead at a popular beach in Ivory Coast today.
    Fourteen civilians and two special forces soldiers were shot by gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and wearing balaclavas.
    Four Europeans, including a French national, and a five-year-old child were reportedly among those slaughtered on the sand bordering three hotels in the coastal city Grand-Bassam.
    The North African branch of the terrorist organisation posted a statement online claiming it was behind the deadly assault on Sunday.
    "In a message posted on its Telegram channels on March 13, 2016, the group reported that three `heroes' from its group were able to storm the resort," according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online communications by militant groups.
    President Alassane Ouattara confirmed that at least 16 people were shot dead by six gunmen at the weekend retreat, said to be favoured by Westerners, during a visit to the site.
    The Côte d'Ivoire leader said: "Six attackers came onto the beach in Bassam this afternoon... We have 14 civilians and two special forces soldiers who were unfortunately killed."

    10 Things You Need to Know When Traveling to Cuba

    Photo by Jackie Caradonio
    “Romeo y Julieta? Montecristo? Cohiba?”

    I had climbed the unlit concrete stairs just off a quiet street in central Havana expecting to arrive at a smoker’s boutique. Instead, I found myself standing in Alfonso’s tiny apartment, where a cache of Cuba’s most forbidden fruit—cigars—was carefully piled atop his kitchen table. I hesitated, hovering in the doorway, staring at the wooden boxes. Is this legal? Is this legit?


    The new era of on-demand private jet charter claims the skies
    Imagine flying to an island hideaway in the Bahamas, with warm turquoise water, gentle trade winds, and beautiful white beaches. An icy tropical drink ...
    Ignoring my trepidation, I picked up a Cohiba. The bands were clean and uniform. The label featured the tell-tale hologram. The logo was a perfect replica to my admittedly untrained eye. But simple logic told me this box—with an asking price of just $100 for 25 cigars—was too good to be true. And yet, Havana had already cast a spell on me, with its bubble-gum-pink and cherry-red classic cars whizzing past crumbling colonial ruins fronted by slender palm trees. So I pulled out my wallet and gave Alfonso two $50 bills. Counterfeit or not, it was a story. And a story is exactly why you come to Cuba.

    All-female armed robbery gang nabbed after operation in Ghana

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    An all-female armed robbery gang has been arrested by the police in Ghana moments after an operation

    An all-female armed robbery gang has been arrested by the police in Ghana moments after an operation.

    The suspects identified as Agnes Darkoaa, alias Maame Yaa and Last Killer, Ernestina Amponsah a.k.a Akosua Frimpomaa, Mavin Addo a.k.a Maame Konadu and Sally Sapong a.k.a Maame Serwaa were arrested after they robbed a taxi driver of his money and cellphone.

    Has the secret of the Bermuda Triangle finally been discovered? Scientists find giant craters underwater which may explain how ships disappear without trace

    Big boom: Scientists have found craters up to half a mile wide and 150ft deep in Barents Sea, believed to have been caused by build-ups of methane off the coast of natural gas-rich Norway (stock image)
    Underwater craters found in Barents Sea off the coast of Norway
    Caused by build-up of methane natural gas which then explodes
    Could explain disappearance of ships in notorious Bermuda Triangle

    A discovery of giant underwater craters at the bottom of Barents Sea could offer a viable explanation to the disappearance of ships in the Bermuda Triangle.
    Scientists have found craters up to half a mile wide and 150ft deep, believed to have been caused by build-ups of methane off the coast of natural gas-rich Norway.
    The methane would have leaked from deposits of natural gas further below the surface and created cavities which finally bursts, scientists say.
    Mystery: Scientists believe similar methane craters could explain loss of ships in the Bermuda Triangle

    'Ruin the rest of their lives': Donald Trump calls for arrests after wave of protests at rally

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    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called for the arrest of protesters at his Saturday-night campaign rally.
    His event in Kansas City, Missouri, was repeatedly disrupted by demonstrations throughout the night. After a string of separate protests, Trump started asking his event security what happens to hecklers after they're ejected.
    "By the way, what do they do? Do they arrest these people? What happens? Do they arrest them or do they just put them outside?" he asked.
    Trump decided he very much wanted see the protesters, some of whom he claimed were violent, have a criminal record:

    Germanwings plane crash report reveals how pilot made 'no suicide pacts' with psychiatrist


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    Lubitz was suffering 'psychotic depressive episode'
    Initial psychological tests 'showed no issues'

    Lubitz first underwent a psychological assessment with Lufthansa in April 2008 before beginning flight training.

    Despite having been diagnosed as suffering suicidal tendencies by a private psychiatrist just two months earlier, no potential mental health issues were raised by the assessment.

    The report states: “The psychological and the psychiatric evaluation, required by regulations to be performed during medical examinations, did not indicate any condition that would have made him unfit to fly.”

    Co-pilot's family and physicians 'refused to be interviewed'

    The report reveals investigators were not able to collect all the information they would have liked as his family and private physicians refused to be interviewed.

    The report states: “The limited medical and personal data available to the safety investigation did not make it possible for an unambiguous psychiatric diagnosis to be made.

    Are you a student in any Nigerian Tertiary Institution? @nsycdc



    Are you a student in any Nigerian Tertiary Institution?
     Are you a youth corper?
    do you need to buy items or get services from Healthcare to transportation or education materials to entertainment and you are limited because of financial resources available to you , your parents or sponsors , well you now have an organised integrated platform that make life easier for you as a student or youth corper. As at today over 400 plus businesses, organisation's offering products and services are at your beck and call. 
    What to do? 
    Log on to www.nsyc.com.ng
    for further details. Best wishes

    A new study shows the 'strongest evidence to date' that height and weight affect how much money you make

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    new study offers the “strongest evidence to date” that overweight people and short people face social and economic barriers to success because of their size.
    Using genetic data from more than 119,000 British people between the ages of 37 and 73, researchers from the U.S. and the U.K. found that higher body mass index is associated with lower income and greater social deprivation, which takes into account unemployment, car and home ownership, and home overcrowding.
    Shorter height is associated with a lower income, level of education, and job class. The study, published in the BMJ on Wednesday, reveals that these effects are particularly punitive for shorter men and heavier women.
    Several studies have previously linked tallness and thinness to higher socio-economic status in developed countries, but the direction of the association—whether being tall and thin makes people wealthy, or whether wealthy people grow tall and maintain a slim figure because they can afford better food and health care, for instance—was a mystery.

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    High-flying life of Britain's most wanted £71m cocaine fugitive who was 'living like an African king'

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    David McDermott was arrested in Ghana but has hired lawyers to fight extradition
    Britain's most wanted cocaine fugitive was living like an African king hiding out in Ghana having married into one of the country's most affluent families.
    David McDermott, of Ormskirk, West Lancashire, was being hunted by the National Crime Agency and was finally arrested in an international sting operation at his home in the affluent Burma Hills area of country's capital Accra this week.
    Now the Mirror Online can exclusively reveal the 42-year-old had married and had a child with the daughter of the Governor of the country's Central bank.
    Suspected of being a member of an organised crime syndicate from Liverpool - he has been on the run for three-years for his connection to a smuggling plot to import£71 million worth of cocaine into the UK.

    Miracle of two teen sisters found alive and well ELEVEN MONTHS after being abducted

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    Ky-Lea Fortner (left) and Shaeleen Fitch-Fortner were missing for almost a year
    Two teenage sister have been found alive 11 months after they were kidnapped .
    Ky-Lea Fortner and Shaeleen Fitch-Fortner, then aged 13 and 15, disappeared last April and were thought to have run away from home.
    The pair, who were living with a foster family, were last seen waiting for a bus at their school in upstate New York.
    But on Wednesday they turned up just 15 miles away in the nearby town of Vestal, reports NBC News .
    A friend of the family was held following the sibling's discovery.
    Police said Amanda Hellman, 29, was arrested on suspicion of second degree kidnapping.

    Save The Date Formal Launch & Unveiling Of Nigerian Students & Youth Corpers Discount Card @nsycdc






    Better Bargains guaranteeing a New lease of life of comfort for the very challenged demographic category of our country, those at the receiving end of pay cuts, job losses by their parents and sponsors or having to live with shrinking purchasing power of the Naira.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    All You Need To Know About The Nigerian Students and Youth Corpers Discount Card @nsycdc




    Thanks Hon. Bimbo Daramola for this wonderful initiative.
    As part of measures to keep alive dreams and aspirations of Nigerian students as well as Youth Corp Members, the Bridge Concept Nigeria Limited has innovated The Nigerian Students and Youth Corpers Discount Card. This initiative according to the company will seamlessly make students and Corp Members to cope favourably with socio-economic challenges in the country.
    According to the inventor the systemic support system is specifically designed to offer opportunity to Nigerian students and Corp members, in order to maximize their little available resources to accomplish more, which will help in promoting the well being of students who are mostly challenged financially.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    The 11 Most Amazing Cars That Debuted at the Geneva Auto Show


    The world’s fastest and most luxurious cars made their debuts at this year’s highly anticipated Geneva International Motor Show—which is still taking place (March 3 through 13)—where we saw significant debuts from Aston Martin, Bugatti, Bentley, Jaguar, McLaren, and more. From supercars to ultra-luxe limousines, the show floor was filled with the absolute best the automotive industry has to offer. Here are 11 of the most impressive. (salon-auto.ch)






    Monday, March 7, 2016

    BREAKING: Yobe Deputy Governor, Abubakar Ali, in auto crash in Kano

    Onlookers at the scene of the accident.
    The deputy governor of Yobe state, Abubakar Ali, was on Monday involved in an auto accident along the Kaduna- Kano expressway.
    A witness, Sunusi Abdul, told 3m360 that the incident occurred in Daka-Tsalle town, along the expressway.
    “The SUV he was travelling in had a head-on collision with a Toyota Avensis vehicle,” Mr. Abdul said. Fortunately, the deputy governor’s vehicle did not somersault, but the Toyota car was badly damaged and some of its occupants injured.”
    Mr. Abdul, who said the accident occurred around 9:30 am, added that he also narrowly missed hitting Mr. Ali’s car.
    He said the deputy governor’s convoy later continued its trip to Kano.

    Leicester stars denied entry to London nightclub; forced to stand aside as Tottenham players walks in

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    Table-topping Leicester City stars were turned away from a top London nightclub – and were even forced to stand aside to let some Tottenham players inside the venue. Danny Drinkwater , Andy King , Matty James and Ben Hamer were not allowed into Mayfair club Drama on Saturday night as they tried to celebrate Drinkwater’s 26th birthday. It happened just hours after the Foxes had beaten Watford 1-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points with just nine games to play. But their position at the top of the table didn’t help them gain access to one of London’s top nightspots. As the four of them tried to talk security around to allow the celebrations to continue, they actually had to step aside to allow Tottenham players Hugo Lloris ,Eric Dier and Nacer Chadli inside.

    Scuba Diver Miraculously Survives Horror Ride Through Nuclear Plant Intake Pipe

    Scuba Diver Miraculously Survives Horror Ride Through Nuclear Plant Intake Pipe
    A South Florida scuba diver was taken on a terrifying ride through a nuclear power plant's intake pipe that he feared would end in his watery death.

    What started as a scuba and lobster-diving trip with family and friends became what felt like a ride to hell for Christopher Le Cun last summer when the 30-year-old swam up to what he says was an improperly marked intake pipe to a nuclear plant in Port St. Lucie.

    For some five minutes back in July, Le Cun was pulled along at seven feet per second through a pitch black, barnacle-encrusted pipe with no idea what lay at the other end.

    They were five minutes Le Cun said will forever be imprinted on his mind.

    "We were looking for lobster when we came across a big structure," Le Cun, a Navy veteran who's been diving since age 12, told InsideEdition.com.

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