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How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names?

How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names?I had consistently wondered how and why storms and hurricanes were given names, and in most cases, human names. My curiosity had driven me to ponder about so many possibilities. Most recurrent of my thought was; perhaps the name of the first metereologist to discover or alert about the impending storm was often adopted. But I was wrong after all. I never gave up my quest until I found convincing and satisfying answers. Answers I chose to share with you here. 
"Storms are given short, distinctive names to avoid confusion and streamline".  In the beginning, storms were named arbitrarily. An Atlantic storm that ripped off the mast of a boat named Antje became known as Antje's hurricane. Then the mid-1900's saw the start of the practice of using feminine names for storms. In the pursuit of a more organized and efficient naming system, meteorologists later decided to identify storms using names from a list arranged alpabetically. Thus, a st…


Many a time I try to bring some folks up to speed with recent trends, not losing sight of where we were coming from. This really can be a arduous task in most cases as a majority would rather  remain in the/their pasts.  Call them obstinate and my only dissatisfaction will be your failure to add the prefix "unnecessarily" or "myopically".  Sadly, too many sons & daughters  of my generation are failing to live their lives, in that they have preferred to live life by the views their ancestors held and passed down, over careful observation of life as it stands now.  It was not my intention to confuse you on writing this piece, and it still isn't now. But living the new life by old rules cum views can really complicate a lot of things.  Am not of the opinion that nothing of old was good or still relevant, am only and advocate of the use of life's 'Delete' & 'Add' button.  I really would have  love to write extensively, highlighting some…

(NUC) 2017 Nigerian University Rankings.

How well is your alma mata doing?

Find current rankings bellow the cut.
Here Is the full list of ranking: Rank /  University / Location 111  Samuel Adegboyega University  Ogwa 110  Wesley University of Science and Technology  Ondo City 109  Rhema University  Aba 108  Crescent University, Abeokuta  Abeokuta 107  Tansian University  Umunya … 106  Kebbi State University of Science and Technology  Aliero 105  Bauchi State University  Gadau … 104  Kwararafa University Wukari  Wukari 103  Gombe State University  Gombe 102  Western Delta University  Oghara 101  Novena University  Ogume 100  Al-Qalam University, Katsina  Katsina 99  Wellspring University  Benin City 98  Salem University  Lokoja 97  Renaissance University  Enugu 96  Yobe State University  Damaturu 95  Obong University  Obong Ntak 94  Taraba State University  Jalingo 93  Godfrey Okoye University  Ugwuomu-Nike 92  Oduduwa University  Ile Ife 91  University of Mkar  Mkar 90  Federal University, Wukari  Wukari 89  Federal University, Kashere  Kashere 88  Ad…


…(A Piece On Mobile Telecommunication Services And Its Irregularities In Nigeria)”.

The entry of mobile telecommunication services into the country as announced by the President Olusegun Obasanjo led administration on August 2001 was a grand one. Winning a rousing welcome from the people. Alas! It was the end of bias, the rich and the poor can now play on a level plain ground (Only telecommunication-wise, though).
Keeping in touch with family and friends was now a phone call away. The advent of the mobile telecommunication services became a blessing to long distant relationships, business people, amongst many others. It brought communication comfort unequaled, relative peace of mind and mended broken bridges of relationships which have suffered lack of communication earlier.
These comfort and gains did not come without a price, in fact, it came with a huge one. The cost of a mobile phone at the time was huge, ranging from #20,000-#50,000 on the average depending on what the user’s tas…