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Top 100 Best University in Nigeria – 2014 First Quarter University Ranking

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The latest Nigeria University Ranking is out with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) still topping the list of best Universities in Nigeria. The Ranking was obtained from the 2014 webometrics World University Ranking results.
The Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics) is a rank of world universities web presence. And below is the Top 100 Best University in Nigeria from the 2014 edition of the webometrics results.
Top 100 Best University in Nigeria for the first quater of 2014;1   Obafemi Awolowo University
2   University of Ibadan
3   University of Lagos
4   University of Nigeria
5   University of Ilorin
6  University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 
7  Ahmadu Bello University
8  University of Benin
9  Federal University of Technology Akure
10 Covenant University Ota
11 Auchi Polytechnic
12 Yaba College of Technology
13 Madonna University Nigeria
14 Bingham University New Karu
15 University of Port Harcourt
16 Landmark University
17 National Open University of Nigeria
18 American University of Nigeria
19 Usman…

One Thing You Would Change About Your Body If You Could (WOMEN)

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What is the ONE thing you would change about your body if you could?  Is it bigger boobs, smaller bum, a slender nose or nicely shaped calves? We all have something that we don't like about our bodies. Even that girl, who you think looks so perfect, has something she doesn't like.For me, it's the length of my legs.  I like the shape of my legs and as a pale skinned red head, I've even come to terms with the whiteness of them (if Nicole Kidman can do it, then so can I).  But oh to have long legs like Nicole, would be my dream come true. Well at least, I can wear high heels that will fake it, you may think. True…until this year. I have had such challenges with back and neck pain that just the thought of the high heels sends me reeling!It's not that I never wore flats, it's just that when I want to look my best, there is nothing like a pair of heels to make me feel on top of the world.  So with this new challenge, I set out to create a new look that didn't res…

21 Things Good Friends Do

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There are things good friends do that make them have many friends. What are these things? Could you be increasing your circle of friends by changing your behaviour?Some things good friends do instinctivelyGood friends keep things to themselves that were told to them in confidence.
They are reliable about things such as prearranged dates, times, or contributions to a dinner party.
They are not jealous if you have other friends. On the contrary, real friends are happy for you.
Good friends phone or visit when you are sick, or your mother has died.
They know when to listen and when to talk.
They are of the few people to whom you can say that you are not well, and they don't feel uncomfortable.
They know when to back off – sometimes you just need space and they do not interpret that as a personal rejection, because they do not see everything from their own point of view.
They will tolerate your lively children, or your grumpy mother-in-law or you boisterous fox terrier.
They will be honest wi…

The Science Of HeartBreak

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Since you broke up, your stomach has felt like a hollow pit of emptiness, but you still can't work up an appetite; your heart feels as if it's clamped in a vice and you haven't slept a wink all week. We've all been there before and there's no question about it: losing the love of your life is a miserable experience. But it's time to stop romanticising the past and agonising over what you've lost on the outside, because the real pain is coming from inside your head.
The brain hates being dumped. The same area that's active when you're in physical pain also goes haywire when you suffer personal rejection, says psychiatrist Dr Marcelle Stastny – evidence, she says, that your head is the one telling your body that being dumped hurts and not the other way around. When you're in love, certain areas of your grey matter are awash in dopamine and oxytocin, hormones that give you feelings of pleasure and contentment, says Stastny.
But when your love is …

Why Plane Stowaways Usually Die

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Unlike most plane stowaways, a teenager has survived a 5-hour flight from California to Hawaii. It is thought he went into a hibernation-like state during the flight. He only regained consciousness an hour after the landing.Stowaways on boats or trucks often die from lack of oxygen or from dehydration. Those on planes usually have a far quicker exit. Few people know how inhospitable conditions can be 10 000 metres up in the air.Why do almost none of these plane stowaways survive?- The hiding place is unsafe. Most stowaways hide in the wheel wells of aeroplanes. This is the area near to the wing recess where the landing gear retracts. Most wheel wells have enough space for a small adult to crawl into and hide. Access is gained when the plane is stationary. A stowaway would climb the landing gear into the area where the wheel retracts. Once the plane takes off a stowaway is protected by metal coverings that close over the wheel well opening. But if the landing gear does not retract prop…

LIFE & Reward

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Reward is merited, a Gift does not have to be, As for Reward, the work's done already, but a gift will require its JUST reciprocation in due time,
A gift is so humble it comes first, so sacrificial it throws itself first in the fore.
The risk it takes, so commendable. It fears not iF it will get a return for its gesture.
Reward on the other hand is secure, you don't get it until you have worked, you don't receive it until you have deserved it.
Its no twist understanding here that with REWARD; "Your reward justifies your work". But with GIFT, "Its up to you to justify the gift with your work".

Life's a gift, and you've got to justify it by living and living right.
Life's a gift, let them who say they merited it, step forward and tell us how, so there'll be less death in the world as we can now work for lives.
Life's a gift and we are the better for it
Life's a gift that keeps on giving. Oh, what a beautiful thing!
Lif…

Half Of A Yellow Sun - Review of the movie

The flag of the Republic of Biafra - Courtesy of Wikipedia
Here's a review of a movie am sure you're looking forward to seeing. This review was done by a friend and blogger of repute (Akin Akintayo) @ ;http://www.akinblog.nl/2014/04/half-of-yellow-sun-review-of-movie.html?m=1Why not sit back and enjoy this review.
A history missing
I was born just before the first military coup in the fledgling Federal Republic of Nigeria, far away from the madding cacophony and chaos that presaged the breakdown of order, the massacre of Igbos in the North and the civil war.
We returned to Nigeria, in the year the civil war ended, my parents excited and ready to participate in the new Nigeria led by the military leader Yakubu Gowon, whose surname became the reconciliatory acronym of Go On With One Nigeria.
The history of Nigeria that I did in school ended just after Nigerian independence and took off again after the end of the Civil War. It meant we as Yorubas from the South-West of Nigeria could c…

SAVED BY A MINUTE

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Tragic events leave aftereffects, mostly upon those who survived to witness the aftermath. To fatal victims of such, there's no place for this experience.
The after-effect of a damage can be highly educatiive and need I say, also very agonizing. Aftereffects make many wished they could turn back the hands of time.
It has been found out that things become clearer only after they have been put to action. Like a typical classroom study, the example/illustration comes alive when it is acted or simulated. To teach about the athletic nature of a monkey without physically seeing one will at best remain head knowledge, theories that could be difficult to relate to.
Away from the aftereffects, let's take a back slide to the moments before, "Moments earlier" I tag it. Unlike the aftereffect which is usually characterized by regrets, anguish, pain and lots of reflective thinking, the "Moments earlier" features a chain of DECISION MAKING, a battle between 'To do or No…

'EBOLA' ...The Ravaging Menace

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Ebola virus (abbreviated EBOV) was first described in 1976 by David Finkes. The name Ebola virus is derived from the Ebola River (a river that was at first thought to be in close proximity to the area in Democratic Republic of Congo, previously called Zaire.
Ebola virus (EBOV) is the most dangerous Ebolavirus, which causes an extremely severe disease in humans and other primates.

Here's some of what you need to know about the Ebola Virus:

1. It is a Central African disease that has traveled over countries in a living host to West Africa. It is easily spread by physical contact and eating contaminated bush meat. Major hosts are in 5 species of Bats but monkeys and apes are easily infected and killed.

2. It kills in a week, leaving no time to treat an individual.

3. It has no known vaccine or cure.

4. Known cases have been experienced recently in Guniea, Liberia and Central Africa Rep, spreading eastwards and westwards towards Nigeria. Death toll so far in West Africa is ove…

"Old Wine In New Skin." - Rim Reintroduces The OS 7.1 in New 9720.

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Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd has launched the BlackBerry 9720, the new phone will take a reverse mode as far as its operating system is concerned. Instead of the latest BlackBerry 10 platform, the new phone will run OS 7.1 version which last saw action in 2011.However plenty of BlackBerry’s punters can’t afford that: those expecting low-cost handsets in emerging markets. While BlackBerry promised that BB OS 10 would be available across all price points in 2013, it hasn’t been able to come up with the goods. Even the cheapest of the three BB OS 10 devices released to date -the Q5 - is still far too expensive to appeal to the $150 segment: it costs about ₦61,500 in Nigeria.

Design and Looks: Blackberry 9720 is the successor of the Blackberry 9220. The phone comes with 2.8 inches IPS capacitive with 480 x 360 pixels resolution with ~214ppi pixel density. The device has multitouch support. The phone read dimensions are 114 x 66 x 12 mm and the device weighs 120 g. The phone wi…