BAD POLICY: Nigeria’s National ID card carries a MasterCard Logo (Hope Authorities know what they are doing)

(Credits: Premium Times)

(Credits: Premium Times)

The promised Nigerian National ID card was finally launched this week and as good as the intentions may have been, there may be more to it than meets the eye.

Firstly, having all Nigerians use their ID cards for payment processing on one hand is good, but subscribing everyone to MasterCard, with all their information accessible to them, can have serious security implications. Every Nigerian that has come of age MUST have a National ID card, unfortunately, we all MUST now use MasterCard and carry its logo about if we want to have that ID card. It is like forcing everyone of age to use a bank compulsorily or fly one Airline company, since no competitors exist . That’s cruel. What happens to your privacy? It is handed over to an American profit making company. In life, if you start having issues with Bank A, you simply move to Bank B Continue reading

A Quick ‘Don’t’ List (Striking a balance in life)

Don't... Avoiding all extremes

Don’t… Avoiding all extremes

Here is a quick list of the ‘DON’Ts’ most people find difficult to strike a balance with. Definitely not exhaustive, the list will grow with time. Feel free to add your ideas of things we should learn to strike a balance with in life as any of both extremes can be detrimental. Enjoy reading.

Don’t be too logical to disbelieve the supernatural, neither be too super naturally inclined and relegate logic/common sense.

Don’t be too heavenly conscious and become earthly useless, neither be so earthly useful and become heavenly unconscious. Continue reading

Garcina Kola (Bitter Kola) and Ebola – Putting it all in Perspective

Ebola under microscope

Ebola under microscope

Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, two US citizens who contracted the deadly Ebola virus have shown tremendous improvements after being administered an experimental drug known as ZMapp. The serum according to CNN (http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/04/health/experimental-ebola-serum/index.html) was developed by a biotech firm MAPP Biopharmaceutical Inc. and had never been tried before in a human being but had shown promise in small experiments with monkeys.

Some weeks ago, former INEC chairman, Prof. Maurice Iwu, reiterated claims about a research that was carried out since 1999 which remained inconclusive but had shown in-vitro that our own readily available, cheap and natural fruit, Bitter kola stopped the Ebola virus. Unfortunately, fifteen years after this initial discovery of Continue reading