Nigeria has been ranked as the 2017 second worst nation in power supply. This is as power dropped to below 4,000 megawatts in Nigeria. The Spectator Index of the world’s worst electricity supply in 2017 stated this in a report released by @spectatorindex Twitter handle on Monday. Of the 137 countries examined in the report, Yemen ranked as worst electricity supply nation in 2017, followed by Nigeria, Haiti, Lebanon and Malawi. Ethiopia occupied the 37th position, while South Africa and Algeria occupied the 41st and 45th positions respectively. Meanwhile, the latest report of the Advisory Power Team (Office of the Vice President) showed that the national grid capacity stood at 4,000 Megawatts. The report noted that the average power sent out by the El
The Nigerian author, considered the father of modern African literature, would have been 87 years old today. Chinua Achebe has been celebrated for more than 60 years as the father of modern African literature, but Thursday Google added a Doodle to his list of honors. On what would have been the Nigerian author's 87th birthday, Google's search-page artwork honored Achebe, whose best known novel, "Things Fall Apart," has been translated into more than 50 languages. "One man took it upon himself to tell the world the story of Nigeria through the eyes of its own people," Google said on the landing page explaining the Doodle. "Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe) was the studious son of an evangelical priest. A student of English literature, he started writing in the 1950s, choosi...
The N-Power scheme has announced the commencement of the second phase of its Volunteer Corps Programme. In a message displayed on its official website, the scheme revealed that there are 300,000 successful applicants. It wrote on npvn.npower.gov.ng “The Federal Government of Nigeria is pleased to announce the commencement of the second phase of the N-Power Volunteer Corps Programme, involving the selection of 300,000 successful applicants. “The Federal Government of Nigeria wishes to congratulate all 300,000 successful applicants. “They are encouraged to take this opportunity seriously by learning the skills that will brighten their future and also serve their communities with commitment and dedication. “For those who have not been selected at this time, there is
Earlier this month, WhatsApp added a live location tracking feature which allows users to share their real-time location with their friends. The company is now rolling out another long-requested feature: the ability to delete sent messages. To access the feature, simply hold and tap on the message you want to delete, and it will give you multiple options, including "delete for me" and "delete for everyone". As the name suggests, "delete for me" just removes the message from the chat and was already available for users. "Delete for everyone" removes it from the recipient's device as well, but there are some restrictions. Firstly, "delete for everyone" works for up to seven minutes after sending the message; after seven minutes, the option will be removed. Additionally, you will not b...
IN THESE RUDE TIMES, social bagpipe Twitter is trying to stop hate speech and threats to people on its network, so much so that barely a day goes past where we do not hear of a fresh attempt. (more…)