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5 DAYS TO GO!

5 DAYS TO GO!

It’s the auspicious gathering of the Nigerian Engineering Family! It is said that when great minds gather, great things happen. Oh yes, that’s what it is! In fulfillment of one of its mandates to promote and update practitioners of the engineering profession through Continuing Professional Development, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) inaugurated and held the first ever Engineering Assembly in 1993, with this year’s Assembly as the 27th in the series. This august event is the…

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WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS OF NICOTINE

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS OF NICOTINE

BY MICHAEL FALADE The addictive substance in tobacco is NICOTINE. It is the energy supplement for smoke addicts. It releases extra chemicals in the brain, thereby increasing the brain’s cognitive power, making it function above its normal level. Any attempt to withdraw from continuously feeding the brain with nicotine leads to withdrawal symptoms. Some of the effects nicotine has on the brain are: boosting mood, reducing irritability and depression, and increasing the brain’s ability to memorize. The brain gets accustomed…

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Celebrating my Queen

Celebrating my Queen

That time of the year when I specially count my blessings is here again. On the 15th of July years back, a precious jewel was born. She’s an all-encompassing blessing to my world and the nation. It’s my lovely wife’s birthday anniversary today. You are every lovely word I could possibly think of. An epitome of beauty and brain. What would I have done without you? Today, I tell the world how faithful, committed, sacrificial and supportive you’ve been to…

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THE NIGERIAN FACTOR

THE NIGERIAN FACTOR

This common axiom “The Nigerian Factor” is usually on individuals’ lips, especially residents in Nigeria. It’s high time we derived, if not already, and realized the real meaning. Personally, I have witnessed so many situations where this statement has been given different contextual meanings, but they almost point to ‘one’ thing. In most Nigerian organizations, ‘the Nigerian Factor’ overrules every other laid down principle, unknowingly. With this not being the real intent and vision of the founding fathers, even the…

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