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Parents Offers Son $250k to Move Out and Never Speak to Them Again

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An unemployed man claims his parents have offered him $250,000 to move out of their home — provided he never contacts them again, The Mirror reported. The anonymous man, who shared his story on Reddit, said he decided to take the money and sought advice from other users on how to use the funds.
Apparently he has no problem accepting his parents’ harsh conditions, and explained his relationship with them has always been pretty bad. He felt his parents were constantly ashamed of him, and always drawing comparisons to his more successful brother.
He wrote:
“Growing up I was always somewhat the “lost cause” since my brother was better than me at everything. It doesn’t mean I did bad, I was just a little above average while he was always the best at everything: academia, sports, social life, you name it.”
Tensions got worse after he finished college and was forced to move back home while searching for a job. Finally his parents gave him the money offer, and told him he’d have a month t…

12 Killed As Double Explosion Hit Jos

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Sources from punch Newspaper drop these hint:

At least, 12 persons were killed and scores of others injured as two separate bombs exploded in Jos on Thursday.

Our correspondent gathered that the first bomb went off at the Bauchi Road motor park, adjacent to the Bauchi road campus of the University of Jos at about 4.30pm, while the second one occurred almost simultaneously in front of the UNIJOS gate.

It was gathered that the second targeted the students, who were just trooping out of the school after the day’s lectures.

The students resumed on Monday and started their second semester examinations after the school was closed down in November last year following students protest.

It was not exactly known the spot where the second bomb went off.

While one report said it exploded opposite Shemsak Hotel, a spot frequented by the students and which is directly opposite the Faculty of Medical Sciences, other reports said it went off in front of a pharmacy, opposite the school gate.

Most of t…

Excerpt of Buhari's Speech At Chatham House,london

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"Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition" - By General Muhammadu Buhari
Chatham House, London, 26 February 2015

Permit me to start by thanking Chatham House for the invitation to talk about this important topic at this crucial time. The 2015 general election in Nigeria is generating a lot of interests within and outside the country. This is understandable. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest economy, is at a defining moment, a moment that has great implications beyond the democratic project and beyond the borders of my dear country.

So let me say upfront that the global interest in Nigeria’s landmark election is not misplaced at all and indeed should be commended, for this is an election that has serious import for the world. I urge the international community to continue to focus on Nigeria at this very critical moment. Given increasing global linkages, it is in our collective interests that the postponed elections should hold…

What Happens to Our Body After Drinking Coca-cola?

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To you die hard fans of Coca-cola, I hope you think twice after reading these.

Have you ever wondered what exactly Coca-Cola is?
After 10 minutes: Ten tea spoons of sugar contained in a glass of Cola, cause devastating “strike” on the organism and the only cause, by reason of not vomiting, is the phosphoric acid which inhibits the action of sugar.

After 20 minutes: A leap of insulin levels in bloodstream occurs. The liver converts all the sugar into fat.

After 40 minutes: Ingestion of caffeine is finally completed. The eye pupils are expanding. Blood pressure rises, because the liver disposes more sugar into bloodstream. The adenosine receptors get blocked, thereby preventing drowsiness.

After 45 minutes: Body raises production of dopamine hormone, which stimulates the brain pleasure center. Heroin has the same principle of operation.

After 1 hour: Phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in the gastrointestinal tract, which supercharges metabolism. Releasing of calcium throu…

Airtel Emerges Fastest Growing Mobile Operator in Nigeria

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Lagos, Nigeria, February 24th, 2015: Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has emerged the fastest growing mobile operator in the country, according to the latest report published by industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). According to the report published on the NCC’s corporate website this month, http://www.ncc.gov.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=226, Airtel recorded the highest growth in new customers in the last quarter of 2014, clinching 32% of total new customers between October and December, 2014. The Nigerian telecoms industry recorded a total of 4, 766,511 (four million, seven hundred and sixty six thousand, five hundred and eleven) new customers in the last quarter (October to December, 2014). While MTN, Etisalat and Globacom had 1,434,119, 1,222,363 and 607,736 new customers respectively, Airtel recorded 1,502,293 new customers, the highest from the pool, in the period. In percentage terms, while Airtel finished…

15 Hollywood Celebrities Who Did Breast Enlargment

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In Hollywood, appearance is everything, which is why plastic surgery has become a common event in many celebrities’ lives. It’s funny, though, because not that long ago, no one ever talked openly about or admitted to having work done. But then some top celebrities started speaking very candidly about getting work – a LOT of work – done, and suddenly it became okay to admit you went under the knife. Nowadays, most celebs don’t even bother hiding the fact they’ve had work done. In fact, going under the knife is encouraged by agents and managers to ensure a nice, long career.

Heidi MontagFor a young lady who is only in her early 20s, reality star Heidi Montag has undergone quite a few enhancement procedures. She has actually been quoted as saying she is beyond obsessed with being perfect. She got her original boob job done soon after landing her role on The Hills, but she really went for it in 2009 when she had another surgery which increased her breasts to a size DDD cup. V…

Nigerian Military Retake Baga from Terrorist

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Defence Minister, Major-General Chris Olukolade made in a statement on Saturday, 21st of February 2015 that the Nigerian Military is wining the war against the dreaded terrorist organization.
"We have secured Baga. We are now in full control. There are only mopping up exercises left to do," Defence Spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade said by telephone.
Backed by four African states with air strikes, the Military recorded significant victory in an offensive against the insurgency.
Baga is at Nigeria's border with Chad, Niger and Cameroon and it was the headquarters of a multinational force comprising troops from all four countries. Its recapture was an important victory, one of several in the past two weeks

7 Die in Ferry Mishap, 100 Others Sink

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The city of Dhaka, Bangladesh  is mourning the loss of over a hundred people who embarked on a ferry journey but lost their lives when the boat sank.
The ferry collided with a cargo vessel at the Daulatdia-Paturia crossing on the Padma River on Sunday afternoon, said fire department official Shahzadi Begum. Rescue teams were deployed and passing boats were helping in the operation, he added.
Officials reported that they were able to recover seven bodies  including that of a child.
A passenger who survived said many people got trapped inside when the ferry sank. "The passengers who were on the deck have survived, but many who were inside got trapped," Hafizur Rahman Sheikh was quoted as saying by the Prothom Alo newspaper.
Overcrowding and poor safety standards are often blamed for ferry disasters in the impoverished South Asian nation.

Today in History(Feb 22, 1732:)- George Washington is born

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On this day in 1732, George Washington is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the second son from the second marriage of a colonial plantation owner. An initially loyal British subject, Washington eventually led the Continental Army in the American Revolution and became known as the father of the United States.
Washington rose to eminence on his own merit. His first job at age 17 was as a surveyor in the Shenandoah Valley. In 1752, he joined the British army and served as a lieutenant in the French and Indian War. When the war ended, Washington left the army and returned home to Virginia to manage Mount Vernon, the plantation he had recently inherited upon the death of his older brother. He married a wealthy widow, Martha Dandridge Custis, in 1759. Although the couple had no children, Washington adopted Martha's son and daughter from her previous marriage. While in Virginia, Washington served in the colonial House of Burgesses and, like many of his compatriots…

Today in History- most-wanted drug kingpin is captured in Mexico

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On this day in 2014, one of the world’s most-wanted criminals, Joaquin “El Chapo” (“Shorty”) Guzman Loera, head of the Sinaloa cartel, the world’s biggest drug trafficking organization, is arrested in a joint U.S.-Mexican operation in Mazatlán, Mexico, after outrunning law enforcement for more than a decade. Guzman had been the target of an international hunt since 2001, when he escaped from a Mexican prison where he was serving a 20-year sentence. During his years on the lam, Guzman’s elusiveness was celebrated in “narcocorridos,” Mexican ballads glorifying the drug trade, while in such places as Chicago, where his cartel supplied the majority of the narcotics sold in the city, he was declared Public Enemy No. 1.

Passenger Tells Man to go F*ck Himself, Ends Up for Interview With Him

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The Incident occurred in a London this week.

The man was travelling on the London Underground Monday when a fellow passenger blocked his way. He responded in the traditional London manner, with a push, a shove and some of the expletive-laden compliments so familiar with dwellers in the capital.

Perhaps he was stressed; he had an interview lined up for the role of Python Developer at Forward Partners for later that day.

What he didn't realise was that his victim was Matt Buckland, Head of Talent and Recruiting at Forward Partners, who had one task for the afternoon: fill the role of Python Developer.

Awkward.


The job asks several things of potential candidates. "You are passionate about open-source and have a keen interest in current and future trends" it says and, "you enjoy working in small multi-functional teams at pace."

There's no mention of whether or not you work well in compact train carriages with strangers, but the man didn't get the job. The pair di…

Lateef Raji Shares How He Survived Cancer of the Throat

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The Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to the Lagos State Governor, LATEEF Raji granted an exclusive interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly.
 We bring you the excerpt:
ENCOMIUM: Where do you come from?
L.R: Am from Ido-ani in Ondo State.
ENCOMIUM: What was your childhood like?
L.R: Beautiful, rascally but one that is defined by love. My father was a civil servant and was always not around. It was my mom that was in charge. My mom was a tough but loving woman. I was very rascally when I was young and it affected my education. I attended three secondary schools because of one trouble or the other. But a lot of thanks goes to my mom who never gave up on me. Despite her toughness, she was always providing the necessary advice and support.

ENCOMIUM: Is your mum still alive?
L.R: Very well. It’s only my father that has died. He died four years ago.

ENCOMIUM: Are you her only son?

L.R: No, I am in the middle. I have a brother and a sister before me and another brother and sister be…

Beyonce Untouched Photos Causes Outrage

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A website called  "The Beyoncé World" released some real footage of Beyonce's photos which made her fans go berserk last week.
The photos were apparently taken from Beyoncé's 2013 L'Oréal commercial shoots and ad campaigns — she is a spokesperson for the brand. The images, which Complex was able to grab, show the singer with wrinkled and blemished skin.
Below are some of the pictures..







Today in History- Malcolm X assassinated

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Malcolm X, an Africa- American nationalist and religious leader was killed by rival Muslim brothers in Washington, US.
Malcolm X was born in Omaha, Nebraska as Malcolm Little in 1925 to a Baptist preacher named James Earl Little who was a great advocate of Marcus Garvey Ideals. There were forced to move out of Nebraska to Michigan due to threats from Ku Klux Klan (K.K.K).
His father was brutally murdered by white supremacist Black Legion in 1931. In 1937, Malcolm was taken from his family by welfare workers but dropped out of school to get involved in criminal activities.
Malcolm was sent to prison in 1946 at the age of 21 for Burglary conviction, that was where he came across the teachings of Elijah Mohammed, the leader of Nation of Islam, whose members are popularly known as Black Muslims. The Nation of Islam advocated black nationalism and racial separatism and condemned Americans of European descent as immoral "devils." Muhammad's teachings had a strong effect on Malc…

12 Major Things Likely to Destroy The World

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The Bible believes the World is 6,000 years old while Science argues that  the World is 4.54 billion years, and man who is the caretaker has been around for close to 7 million years, but that argument is for another day.
The basis of my post today is to look at some few things that is likely to destroy the World in years to come in pictorial view.
1) Catastrophic climate change According to a 2013 World Bank report, "there is also no certainty that adaptation to a 4°C world is possible." Warming at that level would displace huge numbers of people as sea levels rise and coastal areas become submerged. Agriculture would take a giant hit.
Pamlin and Armstrong also express concern about geoengineering. In such an extreme warming scenario, things like spraying sulfate particles into the stratosphere to cool the Earth may start to look attractive to policymakers or even private individuals. But the risks are unknown, and Pamlin and Armstrong conclude that "the biggest challen…

Airtel Empowers 7 Startups Entrepreneurs

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