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NUC’s new 11 year policy for studying medicine in Nigeria is dead on arrival
Medical students to spend 11 years now in varsity before obtaining MBBS degree says NUC. The problem is that most Nigerian policy makers neither think deeply about implications of a policy nor weigh it properly nor study the dynamics and applications to our own local situations here before they conclude and force their policies on us. There have been many changed and failed policies in govt.
For instance, someone wakes up and says Unitary Govt is good for Nigeria, another recommends Federalism, another says Regionalism, another wants more states to be created no matter how unviable they may be, yet another views seccession as the panacea and cure for all the problems is if he’s not seeing the Carnage in South Sudan now.
In another instance, different people have views of presidential / parliamentary systems of govt without weighing the pros and cons of such moves. In the education system, someone wakes up today and forces 6-3-3-4 system on u. Another says 7-5-2-3 is better while another wants 6-5-2-3. Yet one man may wake up and say 9-3-4. How positively has this impacted us?
NUC is just talking like people with no brains (apologies for such harsh statement). Have they viewed the implications on Nigeria? Have they viewed how badly Nigeria still needs more doctors and the doctor:population ratio is still very low? Did they consider the brain drain of doctors and how lesser number of people are considering studying medicine? Have they noticed how many doctors no longer practice medicine yet are youthful? I forgot Senate Presido is also a medical doctor.
Have they considered residency trainning and the female folks? Studying Medicine for 11 years is not worthy in a country like Nigeria. Later one aunty nurse, radiographer or lab scientist will start dragging C.M.D post with me. The reasons for making it 11yrs are even fake and not thoroughly convincing. In our times ( when I was young ( the 70s and 80s ), small children were not allowed to write JAMB. You can’t see 11, 12, 13, 14 year old writing JAMB. Average age was 18-21 and extremely few (less than 5% wrote their Jamb before 17yrs).
Which yeye maturity? It would discourage people from studying Medicine. Later in future, the country will complain of shortage of medical doctors when they won’t know it’s retrogressive policies like this that cause them. Already over 50% of my coursemates we finished together in same class are abroad. Shows how willing people are ready to practice in Nigeria This policy is bound to fail says Nostra II.
Disregard Nostra II to your peril !
God rules in the affairs of men !!
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THE CROSS CHALLENGE
The cross is an emblem of eternal love not for my body only but for my spirit and soul. #ILoveTheCross for what it stands for. It is the whole essence of my faith. I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live yet not I but it’s Christ who lives in me. I boast of nothing but the cross.
#ILoveTheCross.The cross reminds me of the moment when God took away sin, shame, guilt and pain that should be mine upon Himself.
#ILoveTheCross because it’s my hiding place, my refuge, my icon of salvation, the stronghold on which I lean.
I nominate my friends (mention 5 to 12 names ) to say one thing the cross means to them end it
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WHAT MY MOTHER TOLD ME
A DAY BEFORE MY WEDDING!
Mummy’s boy, you are now a man.
Tomorrow you will have a new mother,
a new cook and a new person to share all your secrets with.
It will no longer be me but her.
Love your new mum even more than you love me.
Before you walk into her arms forever, let me give you some words to guide you.
There was a day I was arguing with your father. We were screaming, Tempers were high. I was angry and He was angry. Then I called him an idiot! He was shocked, He looked at me asking how dare I call him that, Immediately started calling him idiot, fool, stupid, crazy, I called him all sort of name.
Guess what he did? He didn’t raise his hands to hit me. He just walked away, banging the door as he went out.
My Son, If your father had hit me and destroyed my eyes, how will you feel sitting here with me today? How will you regard him as your father? Would you have been proud of him or would you be blaming me for calling him names? Never hit your wife! No matter the provocation just walk away and things will be normal. Whenever she offends you, think of this story I just told you, it could have been your mum!
Before I forget, after he left, I was filled with guilt. We slept on same bed that night and I went to him the next day. I pleaded with him, I did all I could to show am sorry and he forgave me.
That day I cooked his favourite food, yes you know he loves Pounded yam & Vegetable soup right?
After that day, I never called him names, my respect for him was ten times stronger.
There is something very important you must always do, my son listen very carefully, defend your wife. When she is under pressure, stand by her. If your friends hates her, it is your duty to make them see her as a Queen.
Your Uncle, I mean Uncle Emeka, never liked me. But Ur father was always supportive until his perception changed.
There was a day your Father was going to host the owner of his company and friends. They were three of them. That day I was in the kitchen cooking for them and your father went to buy drinks. When the table was set and food was served. Everyone started eating. Then I remembered I did not add salt in the food. I was embarrassed.
Your father tasted the food and looked at me. He immediately turned to the guests. He told them that he instructed his wife last month not to add salt whenever she is cooking because of some problem with his body.
He said it in a funny way and everyone laughed! The guests understood and he asked me to bring salt and everyone added according to their taste. He managed to eat the food without salt. After the guest left, he went on his knees and asked God to forgive him for lying.
Your wife is like a baby,
sometimes she don’t know what to say or do. Stand up and speak for her!
Now let me talk to you about Sex.
You see Sex is a wonderful thing.
Do not be surprised if your wife enjoy and need Sex more than you do.
There were days, I needed Sex more than your father and there were days he needed it more than me but the important thing is to always try to satisfy the other when they need you.
Don’t always think of your self.
There was a time things were hard and I needed to do two jobs to support your father. One night I was so tired. When I got to bed he was in the mood. He try to make love to me and I didn’t refuse him. I was tired but I felt I needed to be there when he need me. When he tried undressing me, he saw my look and he stopped. He asked what was wrong and I said nothing. But he understand me better. He stopped and then started telling me stories until I fell asleep.
My son, Sex is best enjoyed when the two parties are physically and mentally ready for it. Sometimes, read your wife and understand her.
Make it a habit to go anywhere with your wife. Beside your job, move around with her. If anyone invite you to his house and told you not to come with your wife then be very careful. Use wisdom.
I know you love mummy…
I know you tell me all your problems.
But now things will be different.
Let your wife be the first to know before me. Let her be the first to see before me.
When you have problems with her don’t run to me immediately.
Wait for a day to pass and then talk to her about it.
Pray about it.
Report her to nobody but talk issues out within yourself.
Finally, don’t forget to come and visit me with your wife every month!
I know you will have a happy home.
You will always be mummy’s boy.
God will bless Ur home.
Pls don’t forget
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A bit of Nigerian history:
Do you know that?
1-2. The River Niger Bridge at Onitsha was constructed between 1964 and 1965 by Dumez- a French construction company and cost £5 million.
3. The highest peak in Nigeria is located in Taraba and is called Chappal Waddi which means “The Mountain of Death”.
4. There are 196 countries in the world and at least one Igbo person from Nigeria lives in every one of them.
5. The Pidgin word ‘Sabi’ came from ‘Saber’, Portuguese and Spanish for ‘to know’. Both country’s ships traded slaves from the Bight of Benin.
6. Katsina College (now Barewa College in Zaria) has produced 5 Nigerian Presidents/Heads of State since it was founded in 1921 in Katsina.
7. Ojukwu taught Murtala Mohammed and Ben Adekunle at Regular Officers Special Training School, Ghana. Both ‘fought’ their teacher during the civil war
8. At Nigeria’s independence in 1960, there were 41 Secondary Schools in the North and 842 Secondary Schools in the South.
9. In 1983, Senator Arthur Nzeribe spent $16.5 million to win a Senatorial seat in Orlu (in Imo State).
10. In 1973, the Federal Government of Nigeria considered officially changing the name of “Lagos” to “Eko”. Regarding “Lagos” as a colonial name.
11. The geographical area now referred to as Nigeria was once referred to as ‘Soudan’ and ‘Nigiritia’.
12. Offences punishable by death sentence after the 1966 coup included embezzlement, rape and homosexuality.
13. MKO Abiola was named Kashimawo (Let us wait and see) by his parents. He was his father’s twenty-third child, but the first to survive infancy.
14. Jaja Wachucku was the first person to refer to Lagos as a “no-man’s land” in 1947, provoking a national controversy.
15. Jollof rice, chicken breast, serve of ice cream, tea, coffee or Bournvita, with full cream milk and sugar: Meal Cost = 50Kobo- Unilag in the late 1970s
16. At the point death in 1989, Sam Okwaraji was a PhD candidate and qualified lawyer with an LL.M in International Law (University of Rome)
17. When British Bank of West Africa (now First Bank) opened a branch in Kano in 1929, Alhassan Dantata (Dangote’s Grandfather) opened an account depositing 20 camel-loads of silver coins.
18. Jaja Wachuku is reputed to have owned the biggest one-man library in West Africa. Balewa sometimes referred to him as “Most Bookish Minister
19. The colonization of Nigeria took more than 40 years to achieve and the territories were integrated by the use of force.
20. Yoruba is spoken as a ritual language the Santeria cult in Carribean and South-Central America.
21. Slavery existed in the Nigerian territory before the 15th century and was abolished in the 19th century- 1807 by the British.
22. At least 55 women were killed in South-East Nigeria, in 1929 when the women forced the Umuahia warrant chiefs to submit to their rule.
23. The coinage ‘Supreme Court’ was first used in 1863 by the colonial administration through the enactment of the Supreme Court Ordinance No. II.
24. MKO Abiola died suddenly on July 7, 1998, exactly one month after General Sani Abacha died mysteriously on June 8, 1998.
25. Agbani Darego was the only one to wear a maillot as opposed to a bikini during the Miss Universe contest in 2001.
26. The ‘Ankara’ material is not indigenous to Nigeria. Our indigenous textiles include the Akwete, Ukara, Aso-Oke and Adire.
27. Aloma Mukhtar is the first female lawyer from the North and went on to become the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria.
28. The area known as Makoro town in Lagos was first a swamp, later sand-filled by the colonial government and served as the first bridge to the Island.
29. Esie Museum is Nigeria’s first museum, established in 1945. Once reputed to have the largest collection of soapstone images in the world.
30. Aminu Kano formed the Northern Teachers’ Association (NTA) in 1948, the first successful regional organization in the history of the North.
31. George Goldie, who played a major role in founding Nigeria, placed a curse on anyone who attempts to write his biography.
32. In 1996, John Ogbu, a Nigerian Anthropologist firmly advocated for the use of African-American Vernacular to teach in the U.S
33. Hause Language indigenous to Northern Nigeria is spoken in 11 African States. Germany, French, U.S., and British International radio stations broadcast in Hausa.
34. The surgeon who ‘killed’ Stella Obasanjo was sentenced to 1 year in prison, disqualified for 3 years and fined €120,000.
35. The word ‘asiri’ means ‘secret’ in Hausa, Yoruba, Nupe and Igarra. It also means ‘gossip’ in Igbo.
36. Igbo-Ora in Oyo State, Kodinji in India and Candido Godoi in Brazil are the towns that produce the highest number of twin births in the world.
37. Bishop Ajayi Crowther, a Yoruba, in 1857 produced a reading book for the Igbo Language and a full grammar and vocabulary of NUPE in 1864.
38. The first TV broadcast in Nigeria and Tropical Africa was on October 31, 1959.
39. In 1978, a 50Kobo increase (from #1.50 to #2) in the cost of University Students’ meal per day caused the ‘Ali Must Go’ protests.
40. Albert E. Kitson discovered coal in Enugu in 1909. This discovery led to the building of Port-Harcourt town in 1912.
41. Today, only Nigeria has a larger black population than Brazil. More than 3.5 million Africans were captured, enslaved and transported to Brazil.
42. Groundnut pyramids were the invention of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata to stack bags before export.
43. In 1967, old traditional ruler, Oba Akran and A. Ademiluyi were jailed for 14 years (7 each) for stealing £504,750 (#2.5b).
44. Since 1960, Nigeria has been either ruled by an ex-lecturer/ex-teacher or military man. The only exceptions are Azikiwe and Shonekan.
45. If you visited Lagos in 1975, you could spend a day at the Presidential Suite of Federal Palace Hotel for #100, single room for #19.
46. The first aircraft to land in Nigeria landed in Kano in July 1925. A British fighter jet flew from Khartoum (present day Sudan).
47. In 1895, Koko of Nembe (now in Bayelsa) took 60 white men hostage. When the British refused his demands, more than 40 of those men were eaten.
48. The ‘Naira’ was coined by Chief Obafemi Awolowo when he was serving as the Federal Commissioner of Finance.
49. Koma Hill (settlement in Adamawa where people lived and practised the killing of twins) was discovered in 1986 by a NYSC corps member.
50. The pilot (Francis Osakwe) that flew Ojukwu away from Biafra (1970) was the same pilot that flew Gowon to Uganda (last flight as Head of State).
51. In 1986, Shehu Shagari was banned from participation in politics for life. The ban has still not been lifted.
52. As the wife of the deputy Head of State (Vice President of Nigeria) in 1984, Biodun Idiagbon personally ran a small ice cream shop in Ilorin..
53. Koma Hills (Adamawa State) inhabitants when discovered were observed to engage in the practise of borrowing wives among themselves.
54. Juju, Dashiki, Yam and Okra are words in the English dictionary that originated from ethnic groups located in present day Nigeria.
55. Nigeria has more English speakers than England, and more Muslims than Saudi Arabia.
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If I am Samson Siasia
If was Siasia, coach of the U-23 Olympic team and acting coach of the Super Eagles, I would have raised two teams for the AFCON’17 qualifier home and away, against Egypt. I would have used a different squad for the home match and another different squad for the away match. I would have used the foreign based Eagles for the away match against Egypt in Cairo next week, having known the Egyptian weather is mild this period and very suitable to what they play in Europe.
I would have camped them in Portugal or Spain or UAE or a north african country for more than a week. My assistant would have overseen trainings till I come.
I would have used the home based U-23 Olympic team to play the home match. I would have camped them for at least 4 weeks and made them train during the intensity of the sun during 12noon to 3pm to acclamatize. I would have played the match today Thursday 24th March, 2016 in a northern city like Kano or Kaduna or Gombe or Katsina or Bauchi. The match would have started 12.30pm. I would use the advantage of the weather to my advantage and wear out the Egyptians in the 1st half and pumped in at least 4 or 5 goals in the second half.
What do u think about my suggestion?