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  The proposed solution to the energy problems of Nigeria
Posted by: Tesi - 10 hours ago - No Replies

QAfter studying Nigeria's Energy Situation, rvolutionize.com 's approach is as follows

OPTIMIZING CURRENT SYSTEM
1. Project on Maintenance of Generation 
2. Project on Maintenance of Distribution
3. Project on Maintenance of Transmission
4. Security of Generation
5. Security of Transmission
6. Security of Distribution

ARTICLES
1. Governments efforts on Energy and Government Policies
2. Private Bodies efforts on Nigeria's Energy
3. Basic Guide to Energy and Electricity
4. Nigeria's current Electricity and Energy situation
5. Environmental Impacts of Varying Energy Source
6. Effects of Power on National Development
7. Policies to favor investment
8. Sustainability of Policy Implementation
9. Maintenance Culture in Nigeria
10. Electrical Persons, Skills and Role to Play
11. Manufacturing of Parts and Equipments
12. Present State of Generation, Transmission and Distribution in Nigeria
13. History of Power Distribution in Nigeria
14. Security Challenge

EXPANDING THE PRESENT SYSTEM
1. Additions to National Grid
2. Installation of Micro Grids
3. Installation of Solar Power

ENGINEERING
1. Construction of a 100MW Hydro Power Plant
2. Construction of a 100MW Natural Gas Power Plant
3. Construction of a 100MW Coal Power Plant
4. Construction of a 100MW Nuclear Power Plant
5. Construction of a 100MW Solar Power Plant
6. Construction of a 100MW Wind Power Plant
7. Construction of a  Mini Grid 
8. Construction of Home Solar Panels

FUNDING
1. Sourcing funding for Installations
2. Funding for maintenance and operations

IN PROGRESS
Optimizing Current System: 0
Articles : 0
Construction: 0

UPCOMING
Optimizing Current System: 0
Articles: Basic guide to Energy and Electricity
Construction: 0

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  Breaking News: ASUU suspends strike
Posted by: Victor - 02-07-2019, 09:23 PM - No Replies

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru &  Joseph Erunke

ABUJA—-ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) last night suspended the three month old strike after signing all agreements with the Federal Government.

The agreement was reached at the through end of the conciliatory meeting held at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and his Education counterpart, Malam Adamu Adamu.

The parties brokered the truce few hours after a team of Students from National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) threatened showdown against the leadership of ASUU who attended the negotiation.

Ngige who read the agreement signed by both parties, expressed optimism that the strike would be suspended.

He said, “This is going to be a conclusive meeting and conciliatory meeting between Federal Government and ASUU.

“This dispute culminated into a strike that started on the 5th of November, 2018.”

According to him the parties unanimously resolved the eight contentious issues that had prolonged the strike.

He noted that the issue of the NUMPENCO has been resolved as ASUU collected the licence on the 28th January, 2019.

Besides, the Minister said that the Visitation panel has also been instituted and will commence work on 2nd March with the view to sanitizing the tertiary institutions, adding that it was in tandem with anti corruption campaign.

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  How to Contribute to Rvolutionize
Posted by: Administrator - 02-04-2019, 08:03 PM - No Replies

Hello, as you must know now Rvolutionize is an Online Movement aimed at detailing feasible methods and steps to improve the lives of Nigerians by challenging the many issues faced in all sectors of the Nigerian Economy. You are most likely interested in knowing how you can help, and indeed we need your help. Assist the movement by doing the following:
1. Post problems you identify in any Nigerian sector
2. Aid us in our project discussions on how to mitigate, solve these problems.
3. Follow us on Social media.
The Rvolutionize project will not only proffer well detailed solutions, we also seek to implement these things, but we can not seek to implement what we do not know. So phase by phase and higher we go.

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  rv: Sports Problems
Posted by: Administrator - 02-04-2019, 07:58 PM - No Replies

Hello! Post issues, challenges and the likes impeding the Nigerian sports industry here. We need to first of all identify what is wrong, before we go about solving what is wrong.

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  How to Download Podcast on iOS or Android?
Posted by: billymark007 - 01-31-2019, 05:58 AM - No Replies

Podcasts refer to the downloadable series of audio or video files that can be listened in offline mode. An ordinary user, after taking the subscription of it, can download the daily update of a continuous series. The file is generally in audio format, but sometimes it consists of PDF or video file also. The very concept of Podcastis inherited from the popularity of an Apple product iPod.

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  If Pogba leaves Man Utd it will be for Barcelona or Real Madrid' - Frenchman's brothe
Posted by: Oti Promise - 01-26-2019, 10:43 AM - Replies (1)

Florentin Pogba believes there are only three sides that could make a World Cup winner better, and there is no chance of him joining Manchester City.
Paul Pogba would only leave Manchester United for Barcelona or Real Madrid, claims his brother Florentin, with the World Cup winner happy again at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Exit talk was sparked around the 25-year-old heading towards the January transfer window as he endured a fractious relationship with Jose Mourinho.
A possible return to Juventus was mooted, with the all-action midfielder slipping out of favour under a Portuguese coach considered to be unsure of how to make the most of his talent.
Pogba has, however, been rejuvenated since Mourinho was relieved of his managerial duties and replaced by former Red Devils favourite Solskjaer.
He has contributed significantly to a run of seven successive wins, netting five goals and delivering four assists across his six outings.

“Mourinho leaving was the key,” Florentin Pogba told AS of his sibling.

“He wasn't happy, and it was clear to see. Now, under Solskjaer, everything is much better. My brother knows him from his time in the Manchester United youth set-up.”
With Pogba thriving again, there is now little suggestion that an £89 million ($117m) asset will be allowed to leave Manchester any time soon.
A future switch is not being entirely ruled out, though, with there an obvious appeal in potential moves to La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Florentin added on his brother’s future, which would take him away fromEngland if a transfer was ever completed: “We like tiki-taka. Whenever I can, I watch their [Barcelona] games or go to the Camp Nou.

“When my brother leaves Manchester United, there are only three clubs he can go to improve: [Manchester] City, Real Madrid or Barca. He's not going to go to City, so he'll come to Spain: to Barca or Madrid.”

Pogba has been heavily linked with both of the Clasico rivals in the past but has shunned interest in favour of making his mark in the Premier League.

“When he was at Juventus, he could have gone to Barcelona, but he was determined to return to Manchester United, where it hadn't worked out for him the first time around,” Florentin, who is set to link up with Spanish second-tier side Elche, said.

“There was also movement [over a transfer to Madrid] when [Zinedine] Zidane was in charge, but he had his heart set on going back to England.”
Having been snubbed before, it may be a long time before the door opens again for Barcelona and Real to make a move for Pogba.

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  Solskjaer thrilled with Man United's vintage counter-attacking display
Posted by: Oti Promise - 01-26-2019, 10:36 AM - Replies (1)

The manager waxed lyrical over his side's counter-attacking in the 3-1 FA Cup win at Arsenal
Manchester United added another counter-attacking masterclass to the history books in their encounters against Arsenal in Friday's FA Cup fourth-round win, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils were electric on the break at Emirates Stadium and ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from ex-Gunner Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.
Solskjaer believes it was no coincidence such a tactic proved fruitful, pointing to past examples – including the 2009 Chamlions League  semi-final – as proof for his point.
If you go through the history and the games we've played against Arsenal that's how it is," he told MUTV. 
I remember a goal I scored in 1997 after we defended a corner - it went from Giggsy [Ryan Giggs] to Karel [Poborsky] to Andy [Cole] and into me. 

"Everyone knows about the classic Champions League goal [in 2009] with Ji [Park Ji-sung], Cristiano [Ronaldo] and Wayne [Rooney] running forward. 
"Wazza has scored a couple more like that, as has Ji, so the counter-attacking threat that we have is in our history against Arsenal."
One tactical surprise was the deployment of Romelu Lukaku on the right of a front three with Lingard playing more centrally.

But Lukaku vindicated the decision by assisting the first two goals and Solskjaer says it is a tactic he is happy to employ.

"Rom has played there for Belgium and Everton," he added at a post-match news conference.

"It's a tactic we can use and we know how strong he is. He held the ball up and ran the channel. It was a fantastic pass for Alexis' goal. It was a great finish."

Solskjaer also reserved special praise for Lingard, who has at times split opinion among pundits.

"Jesse's a big game-player," Solskjaer said. "He's shown that for England, for us. He always pops up with goals.

"Jesse is someone we never, never hesitate to put in a Man United team and he's been brought through this system, he knows what this means, he knows the club, he knows this history, he knows all the counter-attacking goals we've scored against Arsenal.
"He knows everything about the club and he's someone we'll look after."
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  Nigeria - Description
Posted by: Kalel1459 - 01-26-2019, 10:34 AM - Replies (4)

The “Heart of Africa” is easily the most populous and most recognized country in the entire continent. As a melting pot of over 300 tribes and more than 520 different languages (nine are extinct). Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country and consists of 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory, where the National capital is situated.
Currently led by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria was declared a distinct power on the 1st of October in 1960 and made a Republic on the 1st of October, 1963 after the successful amalgamation of its southern and northern parts in 1914. 
Nigeria boasts the 65th largest population density of 215km2 (556.8/mile2), and the 2018 estimate put the total GDP(PPP) of the country at $1.169 trillion and the GDP per capita to $6,030, a total nominal GDP of $397.472 billion and $2,050 nominal GDP per capita.
Unfortunately, the income or wealth distribution of the nation, represented by a measure of statistical dispersion – the Gini ratio – is 43.0, which is medium at best (at 2010). Worse, is the Human Development Index which is relatively low at 0.532 (2017 estimate).  
AREA
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, has an area of 923,769 square kilometers (made up of 909,890 square kilometers of land area and 13,879 square kilometers of water area), is situated between 3° and 14° East Longitude and 4° and 14° North Latitude. The distance across the country is about 767 kilometers from East to West, and 1,605 kilometers from North to South. The country is bordered on the west by the Republics of Benin and Niger; on the east by the Republic of Cameroon; on the north by Niger and Chad Republics and on the south by the Gulf of Guinea.
Nigeria is also favored with advantageous and varied climatic conditions. The climate is equatorial and semi-equatorial in nature, characterized by high humidity and substantial rainfall. There are two seasons – the wet and dry seasons. The wet season lasts from April to October, while the dry season lasts from November through March.
River Niger (Africa’s third longest River) upsurges from the mountains to the east of Sierra Leone and flows for the first two-thirds of its 4,184 kilometers’ length outside Nigeria before entering the country from the north-west. It accepts the River Benue (which rises from the Republic of Cameroon) at Lokoja and then flows for about 547 kilometers into the Atlantic Ocean. River Niger has as its tributaries, the Sokoto, Kaduna and Anambra Rivers while River Benue receives Katsina-Ala and Gongola Rivers. This second great drainage system runs from the central plateau into Yobe River and eventually empties itself into Lake Chad.  Other important river systems include Benin, Escravos, Sombreiro, Bonny, Cross River, Imo, Ogun and Osun.

CLIMATE 
Just like most of West Africa, Nigeria's climate is categorized by robust latitudinal sectors, predictably becoming decreasingly humid as one moves north from the coast. In Nigeria, the significant compass for the weather is rainfall, with some areas experiencing obvious fluctuation between the wet and dry seasons. Two air masses control rainfall--moist northward moving maritime air coming from the Atlantic Ocean and dry continental air coming south from the African landmass. Topographic relief plays a significant role in local climate only around the Jos Plateau and along the eastern border highlands.  
The consistency of drought phases has been among the most noteworthy aspects of Nigerian climate of late, predominantly in the regions in the north. Experts esteem the twentieth century among the driest cycles of the last few centuries; the well-publicized droughts of the 1970s and 1980s were only the latest of several significant such episodes to affect West Africa in this century. More than two of these droughts have severely affected large areas of northern Nigeria and the Sahel region farther north. 
These drought periods are indications of the great variability of climate across tropical Africa, the most serious effects of which are usually felt at the drier margins of agricultural zones or in the regions occupied mainly by pastoral groups.  Temperatures throughout Nigeria are normally high; diurnal variations are more distinct than seasonal ones. Highest temperatures occur during the dry season; rains moderate afternoon highs during the wet season. Although average temperatures vary little from coastal to inland areas, inland areas, especially in the northeast, have superior extremes. There, temperature reaches its highest peak before the onset of the rains and drop to its lowest level during an intrusion of cool air from the north from December to February. 
Delta, Rivers and the southern/coastal states of Nigeria experience rainy seasons that usually begins in February or March. During this period, the moist Atlantic air, known as the southwest monsoon, invades the country and precedes the beginning of the rains which is usually marked by the incidence of high winds and heavy but scattered storms. The dispersed value of this storm rainfall is especially noticeable in the north in dry years, when rain may be lavish in some small areas while other adjoining places are completely dry. 
By April or early May, in most years, the rainy season is extended throughout most of the area south of the Niger and Benue river valleys. Farther north, it is usually June or July before the rains really commence. The peak of the rainy season occurs through most of northern Nigeria in August, when air from the Atlantic covers the entire country. In southern regions, this period marks the August dip in precipitation. Although seldom completely dry, this dip in rainfall, which is particularly marked in the southwest, can be beneficial agriculturally, because it allows a short-lived dry period for grain harvesting.  
From September through November, the northeast trade winds generally bring a season of clear skies, moderate temperatures, and lower humidity for most of the country. From December through February, however, the northeast trade winds blow strongly and often bring with them a load of fine dust from the Sahara. These dust-laden winds, known locally as the harmattan, often appears as a dense fog and covers everything with a layer of fine particles. The harmattan is more common in the north but affects the entire country except for a narrow strip along the southwest coast. An occasional strong harmattan, however, can sweep as far southern zone of the country, providing relief from high humidity and pushing clouds of dust out to sea. Given this climatological cycle and the size of the country, there is a considerable range in total annual rainfall across Nigeria, both from south to north and, in some regions, from east to west. The greatest total precipitation is generally in the southeast, along the coastal area of Bonny and east of Calabar, where means annual rainfall is more than 4,000 millimeters. 
Most of the rest of the southeast receives between 2,000 and 3,000 millimeters of rain per year, and the southwest (lying farther north) receives lower total rainfall, generally between 1,250 and 2,500 millimeters per year. Moving north from Ibadan, mean annual rainfall in the west North of Kaduna, through the northern Guinea savanna and then the Sudan savanna zones, the total rainfall and the length of the rainy season decline steadily. The Guinea savanna starts in the middle belt, or southern part of northern Nigeria. It is distinguished from the Sudan savanna because it has more trees whereas the Sudan few trees and rainy seasons decline correspondingly in length as one moves northwards.   
POPULATION
The constitution of Nigeria mandates the National Population Commission (NPOPC) to carry out population census in the country and provide accurate and reliable census results. The primary objective of the census results is to assist the country in knowing as accurate and reliable as possible within the constraints, the population size, its composition and distribution. The population figures and characteristics arising out of census help the country to meet its developmental, administrative and political needs and provide inputs while planning for improving the quality of life of our country men and women. Accordingly, the population and housing census 2006 was carried out from the 21st to 25th March, 2006 and extended by two days to facilitate enumeration of population on a de-facto basis. It was followed by the post Enumeration Survey (PES) in June, 2006. 
This came after years of multiple controversies regarding the census in Nigeria and yielded results that showed a population increase from the 88,992,220 persons gotten from the 1991 attempt at a national census to 140,431,790 persons with a slightly equal increase in both the population of men and women.
The 2017 estimate of Nigeria’s Population by the National Population commission admits that the population density of Nigeria to be 190,886,311 persons.


Nigeria is made up of political entities that have a part of the sovereignty enjoyed by the federal government. A federal agreement binds the 36 entities called states excluding the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which is not a state and under the direct control of the federal government. The country Nigeria is also divided into 774 Local Government Areas. Each of these States have the power to ratify the provisions of the constitution that governs Nigeria.

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  Helping the Blind See With Their Tongues
Posted by: Oti Promise - 01-25-2019, 09:30 PM - Replies (3)

What if we told you there are new innovations that can help about 285 million people around the world living with a visual impairment move around with a little more ease? 1
Okay, it’s easy enough to believe, but what if we told you the innovation works by using the surface of their tongues?
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Now here’s something that should be celebrated: there’s an increasing number of sensory-substitution devices being developed that use the brain in the most remarkable way. These devices take in visual information from the environment and translate it into forms of physical touch or sound in order to be interpreted by the user as vision.
If that’s not amazing enough, The New Yorker lets us in on yet another benefit:
“While these devices were designed with the goal of restoring lost sensation, in the past decade they have begun to revise our understanding of brain organization and development. The idea that underlies sensory substitution is a radical one: that the brain is capable of processing perceptual information in much the same way, no matter which organ delivers it.” 2
The brain is capable of so much more than we’ve ever imagined!
In a few moments, you’ll learn a bit more about just how the advanced technology of the BrainPort® V100 is helping the blind see with their tongues, and feel what kind of impact these new innovations can have on someone’s quality of life. Huge thanks to the talented director, Paul Hairston, of Acres for capturing the story of Andy Fabino, and sharing it with us.
Now seriously, how great is that?
https://everwideningcircles.com/2017/10/...rcle=45548

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  Man Sues Apple Over Slowing Down Older iPhones??
Posted by: Oti Promise - 01-25-2019, 09:18 PM - Replies (2)

A man has filed a class action suit against Apple for slowing down older iPhones.

Stefan Bogdanovich, from LA, claims Apple's decision to slow down the operating systems on older phones to save battery was never asked for agreed upon by customers, and that it lowers the value of phones.
He believes it's something Apple do to encourage people to buy the newest version iPhone. He is hoping that Apple will stop the practice and give him some money back for damages.

Apple bosses admitted that it deliberately slows down older phones without letting customers know.
However, they claimed its not an attempt to get people to upgrade, but is done as a precautionary measure to ensure that older phones don't break or start shutting down.
Apple told Reuters: "Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions.

"We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future."

The tech company claims that the lithium-ion batteries used in iPhones, degrade over time and if they didn't slow down the phones' performance internal parts could be damaged.

Of course, long before the announcement, iPhone users have complained of their phones slowing down around the time of a new release.
John Poole, Primate labs founder, tested the theory on a iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, looking at their performance over time.
In a blog post, he wrote: "This fix will also cause users to think, 'my phone is slow so I should replace it' not, 'my phone is slow so I should replace its battery'. This will likely feed into the 'planned obsolecense' narrative."

Whether one man from LA can take on Apple and win remains to be seen, but you've got to give him some credit for giving it a shot.

http://www.ladbible.com/news/technology-...1.amp.html

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