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DENSDOME Has Created Another Masterpiece Yet: Who Is Who In Uniben

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❓❓WHO IS WHO IN UNIBEN❓❓

🔆 Celebrating The Best Of The Best/The Greatest Of The Greats 🔆

[Their Lives, Impacts & Achievements]

 Speaking with DENSDOME the initiator of this program, DENNIS DENSLAND OKOEMU stated:

The platform will be used in reaching various University of Benin top staffs and students that have done remarkable things.

Alumni also included.

Write a brief history on them, their childhood to educational stats, how they struggled to make it to the top of their game.

Ps: Their achievements so far
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This is to enable, not just UNIBEN students and staffs recognize these personalities, but, to also show them off to the world as the DENSDOME MAGAZINE will be distributed nationwide and DENSDOME BLOG on the other hand which reaches out to thirty eight (38) countries of the world including United States of America, which within the last few weeks has been on bragging rights with Nigeria as regards page views on DENSDOME.

Half screen view showing some of the countries on DENSDOME BLOG stats as at the early hours of Monday, 24 April 2017

Other countries include, South Africa, Ghana, Russia, Italy, France and a host of others. Not leaving behind the United Kingdom.
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Simple Steps to Becoming a Classic Man

The modern man has changed. His shoulders are getting smaller, his waistline is getting bigger and his implicit desire for adventure has significantly diminished.
Today’s man is a devolution of his predecessor. He doesn’t wake up every day with the same ferocity and “go get it” attitude his ancestors had when they went off in search of food. He doesn’t approach a woman in a heroic way, like a knight about to rescue her from a fire-breathing dragon.

We’ve become a bunch of fat, complacent, overworked, and unromantic blobs, and its all our fault. Well, not entirely, but if you look around, its pretty clear that guys aren’t doing everything they can to divide and conquer like we used to. 

There is no single reason for this; it’s an entire lifestyle that has taken the proverbial Thor inside of each man and given him man-boobs and a beer gut. That’s right, the poor thunder god in us is so out of shape he can’t even lift his own hammer.

There’s a great big world full of adventures, dangerously hot tattooed girls, and opportunities to generally kick some ass, yet it seems like weed, watching porn and eating leftover Taco Bell is winning every time. Our built-in reward circuitry for “crushing it” appears to be shot.

But who really is to blame? Is it even possible to thrive as a guy when our society seems to endorse the very things that make us less masculine? Of course it is. It just takes a little discipline, a willingness to go against the grain and a pair of balls. You still have your balls, right? Good. So listen up.

First Things First: Cut Back On The Drinking


As a matter of fact, cut way back. Eliminate it entirely if you can. For a guy who’s trying to get somewhere in life, wasting five hours on a Friday night slugging down Bud Light isn’t exactly the best move.
Getting wasted should be celebratory, not habitual. Make drinking into a once in a while indulgence as a reward for accomplishing something.

Don’t do it because you think it’s social, or because one time in high school it helped you get laid. Booze is one of the most paradoxical, ass-backwards things about our culture, and no one ever talks about the effect that it has on a man’s testosterone.

It lowers it, substantially, by starting a process called aromatization, in which free testosterone gets converted into estrogen. It may be socially acceptable, but if you’re a guy trying to preserve muscle mass or have a sex-drive, your endocrine system hates alcohol. This next gem should be implicit, but strangely it isn’t.

Get Your Ass Off The Couch And Go To The Gym


When you get there, lift weights. End of story. Forget about the long list of health benefits associated with throwing some iron around; lifting goes deeper than that.
In a metaphorical sense, the idea of breaking down muscle after doing battle with a heavy set of dumbbells, only to have it regenerate as something bigger, stronger, and better is about as manly as you can get.

Think about life, or the times you’ve been at rock-bottom, and think about what it took for you to dig yourself out of that hole and become something else.
Whether you give a shit about the way you look or not, lifting will teach you things about yourself. You will learn things that you most definitely could not have picked up while collapsed on the couch seeking make-believe valor in a game of Call of Duty. Here’s another harsh truth…

Porn Is Almost As Bad For You As Cigarettes And You Should Stop Watching It Immediately


Gasp! Seriously, internet porn is absolutely ruining the male psyche, and there is a ton of emerging research that supports this claim.

The theory goes like this: porn, nowadays, is so extreme and so over the top, that it floods the brain with dopamine—the pleasure neurotransmitter.

After a massive, porn-induced hit of dopamine, a guys brain sets a new, higher bar of stimulus for gratification.
Essentially, good old-fashioned sex doesn’t do the trick anymore and guys can only achieve satisfaction from porn. This results in possible erectile-dysfunction and generally a dull pleasure response all around.

In layman’s terms, the stuff that used to make you feel good, doesn’t cut it anymore. In a lot of ways, it’s like being a drug-addict.

Guys are becoming less-social, less creative, and way shittier at talking to girls since the dawn of high-speed internet, and its beginning to show. Try giving the porn a break for a week and see how you feel. You’ll notice things you’ve never noticed before—not just about women, but about life in general.

Lastly, Get More Sleep


The more you do each day to improve your situation, the more sleep you’ll need. Knocking out feels good, and there’s a reason for that.

It’s the time where your hormones regulate themselves and the crap your brain had to deal with during the day gets reorganized. Sleeping more is simple.
Cut out one of those time wasting activities you love so much, and it’ll be easy to squeeze in some more z’s. If you’re up late playing video games, or watching a movie you’ve already seen, shut it down.

It takes a little planning, and some time-management but after a week of real, deep sleep, you’ll see that watching Empire Strikes Back for the tenth time can probably wait until the weekend.
Getting things done and going after it on a day to day basis, means making proportional time for rest. Period.

So, in world of low testosterone, baldness, and porn-addicted males, do yourself a favor and rise above it all. Forget about what everyone else is telling you, and have the self-assurance as a man to follow your own path.

Make conscious decisions to live better, take care of yourself and find something to give yourself a higher purpose.

Then do what your tougher, manlier ancestors would have done: wake up every day, take a look at the sun coming up and take care of business.

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The Power You Cannot Buy | Byron Pulsifer

DENSDOME– Who do you know who has a lot of power? Maybe you know some famous business leaders who own and run large corporations worth millions of dollars or you may know some famous politicians, successful authors, or individual speculators in real estate who have made it big. Each of these types of people probably have buying power beyond what you ever imagined, or professional power to influence the policies or events of a country, or even the power to make or break careers as they see fit. 

A Different Kind of Power

But, I want to talk about a different kind of power and one that I believe is worth a lot more than you may realize. 
This is the kind of power that successful people know about from first hand experience, and the kind of power that cannot ever be taken from you. 
It is the kind of power that can change lives for the better, or make an everlasting mark on the well being of many around them. So, what kind of power is this? Where can you get it? Is it available to only the chosen few? 

A Short Story To Demonstrate 

Let me tell you a short story to demonstrate what this power is and is not. 
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to conduct a two and one half day seminar. This was a motivational and life-changing seminar basically designed to assist people in changing their lives, breaking through their own personal barriers that were preventing them from achieving what they really wanted from life. 

It was always fascinating to see and meet the seminar attendees. Some of them couldn’t wait to get started, others were skeptical about what they would get for their money, and others attended reluctantly often being coerced or brow beaten to attend by spousal pressure. 

This last group was always the most challenging to work with – you probably know the type. They sit there with arms crossed (a negative body language signal) and with what was a seemingly permanent scowl on their face, and forever looking around without seemingly focusing on what was being said or, minimally participating in any of the specific exercises meant to help them build positive mechanisms and behaviors to conquer old habits and thoughts. 

And, at the end of this particular seminar and as was the usual practice of asking for feedback on a feedback form, and after all participants had left the seminar room, I started to look through the evaluations paying particular attention to find the form submitted by one of the attendees who had seemingly demonstrated less attentiveness than the rest of the participants, and one who constantly challenged me on almost every point I made. And, to my disappointment, in this case, there was no form. At the very least, I was expecting negative comments or something even more pointed. I left the seminar room that day thinking that I had failed this person – thinking that I hadn’t done enough to get through, or my seminar had no positive impact at all. 

As I went about my business and preparation for the next seminar over the next two weeks, one day I received a phone call – I had no caller ID so I never knew who was calling me or for what reason. When I answered the phone, a somewhat familiar voice resonated in my memory – I couldn’t quite place the voice but I knew I had heard it recently. To my surprise, the caller identified himself by name after a few moments as the person who had not submitted their evaluation form. As soon as I heard the name, I was prepared for a verbal harangue or even a request for a total refund. 

What I heard from him, though, was something I was unprepared for. He took his time to explain that he didn’t want to talk with me at the end of the seminar because he was so unused to being affected the way he was – that is, in a very positive way. He went on to tell me how much the seminar hand meant to him, how much it had already helped him change his ways, and how much more comfortable he was with himself now that he knew how to overcome his own personal barriers to success both personally and professionally. Wow, was I surprised – and glad all at the same time. 

The Point Is This

We all have personal power to affect the behaviors of others and this is the power you can’t buy, beg or steal. 
It is the power in your words and actions to influence others but this power can also be negative if you use it wrongly or improperly. 

It is the power to give respect to a homeless person on the street by acknowledging that you see them by saying a simple hello; it is the power to influence some one to keep moving forward with a difficult task because you believe in them and tell them that; it is the power to comfort those who have lost a loved one because you know the value of love; and it is the power to speak out for those who can’t speak out for themselves. 

Power – you all have it – use it wisely because you never know what impact you have on other people even when you think otherwise. 

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REVEALED: How North Korea Makes her Money

DENSDOME- ​President Trump says he’s prepared to tackle North Korea’s growing nuclear threat with or without China.

But he’ll need Beijing’s help if he wants to choke off the streams of income that keep Kim Jong Un’s regime afloat.

China is North Korea’s economic bedrock, accounting for more than 80% of its smaller neighbor’s foreign trade.

The U.S. and its allies have tried for years to squeeze the North Korean government’s supply of money and cut it off from the global banking system. All that seems to have done is develop Pyongyang’s ability to dodge sanctions.

“We’ve been over-prescribing sanctions on the North Korean regime to the point where it has become a superbug,” said John Park, director of the Korea Working Group at the Harvard Kennedy School.

He says the U.S. needs to persuade China to clean up its trade with North Korea. Others want Washington to come down hard on Chinese companies that are believed to help Pyongyang do business.

Dealing with the rogue state will be a central topic when Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time this week.

Here’s where North Korea gets the cash it needs for its military:
COAL


Its biggest source of foreign currency is believed to come from the millions of tons of coal it sells to China every year. They accounted for about a third of official exports in 2015.

That income was thrown into doubt in February when China said it would halt all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year.

But experts say Beijing’s claims to clamp down on trade often sound tougher than they are. China doesn’t want to crush the economy of its neighbor, which it views as a buffer between it and South Korea, a key U.S. ally.

“The objective of the coal ban is clearly not to bring down the North Korean regime,” Stephan Haggard, a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, wrote after it was announced.
Traders on both sides of the border have plenty of ways to get around restrictions on the coal business, including off-the-books deals and lax enforcement, analysts say.

North Korea also exports other commodities, and basic goods such as iron ore, seafood and clothing, to China.

HEALTHY RESERVES


Even assuming China gets tough on trade, North Korea is thought to have racked up hefty “rainy day” funds from booming coal sales to China, particularly during the spike in global commodity prices in the previous decade.

Harvard’s Park says he believes Pyongyang has kept “very large sums” in China that the regime can use to buy what it wants for its weapons programs.

By keeping the money in China, North Korea can more easily dodge sanctions aimed at cutting it out of the global financial system.

Restricting Pyongyang’s access to that cash “boils down to the political will of the Chinese authorities to use domestic law to track down these funds,” Park said.
Investigations by the United Nations and the U.S. have also found evidence they say shows North Korea is using networks of front companies to gain access to global banks.

Anthony Ruggiero, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, suggests the U.S. government could shake things up by fining a Chinese bank for helping North Korea avoid sanctions.

“A large fine would send shock waves through the Chinese financial system, causing other Chinese banks to evaluate their compliance procedures,” he wrote in an article this week.

Related: North Korea flouting sanctions with illegal arms trade, report finds

CYBER ATTACKS


Since early last year, another potential revenue stream for North Korea has come into focus: hacking banks.

The country is now being linked to attacks on financial institutions in 18 countries, according to a new report from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.

“You’re looking at a situation where the North Koreans are particularly sophisticated,” said Park. “It’s a big source of revenue going forward.”

A cyber heist on Bangladesh’s central bank made headlines in March 2016. And Kaspersky researchers say the same hacking operation, which they traced back to North Korea, has also been used in countries as far afield as Costa Rica, Poland and Nigeria.

It’s just the latest in a long line of illicit ways North Korea is believed to have made money, including trading prohibited weapons and drugs.
SELLING FORCED LABOR

North Korea has a wealthy elite in the capital, but most of its citizens are impoverished and it has in the past been blighted by famine. It’s also one of the most closed economies in the world, but the regime still finds ways to squeeze money out of the people it rules.

One way is sending thousands of North Korean workers abroad to toil under forced labor conditions in places like China, Russia and the Middle East, according to a U.N. report from 2015. They are believed to work in industries like mining, logging, textiles and construction.
The regime has also siphoned money from its population inside the country by setting up department stores and selling cell phones, according to Curtis Melvin, a researcher at the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Some North Koreans manage to amass hard currency through black market trading within the country and across the border with China, experts say.

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Heartbreaking plea from Nigerian Students Abandoned in Romania by Sponsors

DENSDOME- ​About 295 Nigerian students undergoing specialised courses in maritime in Romania say they are in distress.

Reason: They are under the threat of losing their studentship and deported back to Nigeria on the grounds of non-payment of school fees.

The students, studying maritime navigation and maritime engineering at Constanta Maritime University, Romania under the Nigeria Seafearers Development Programme, are being sponsored by the Nigeria Maritime Safety Agency (NIMASA).

128 of the students are in their third year in the university while the rest are in final year.

“Our school fees and welfare payment have been due since October 2016 as it marked the beginning of a new session”, the students said in a save-our-soul (SOS) message to Sunday Vanguard.

“Currently, the Romania Immigration is concerned about the lack of funds to cater for our basic needs as students which include accommodation, feeding, utilities, textbooks/ educational materials and other logistics which they interpret as living below the required standard as international students, and if this issue is not addressed immediately, we may be expelled from the school and deported back to Nigeria. With this, the vision of boosting manpower in the maritime sector in Nigeria  will be defeated. 
Most of the students have been ejected from their apartments, thus making them homeless. Going to school has been suspended because we can’t attend lectures  on empty stomach and no money for transportation anymore”, the students wrote.

Constanta-Maritime-University

They pleaded with NIMASA, the Federal Ministry of Transport, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Assembly to help them out of their predicament.

Meanwhile, Sunday Vanguard learnt, at the weekend, that payments to the students by NIMASA had been delayed by the lack of approval  by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Ministry of  Finance.

The students said: “ We were opportune to play host to the Director General of   NIMASA, Dr. Peterside Dakuku, and the Senate Committee on Maritime on the 9th of November 2016 during their fact-finding visit to Romania.“
We used the opportunity to plead with the DG  to consider  remitting  our school fees and welfare allowance to avoid what happened earlier last year as the delay  and  threat of possible expulsion and deportation were a reoccurring decimal since  2015”.

“In his response to our  plea, he assured that he had initiated all payments and what was left was for the money to reflect in the school’s account.

“Since they left here, we have been patiently waiting for the money to reflect and it usually takes three working days, but in this case that has not come to reality.”

Presently, we are in a very unfortunate situation here since the Immigration Service of Romania has become knowledgeable of the fact that our bank accounts are reading far below the limits expected of foreign students studying in Romania.

“Right now, some of us have been evicted by our landlords. We are made to walk in shame and this is  disgraceful to our identities as Nigerians and to the image of our country”.

Responding on the matter, a source at NIMASA blamed the students’ plight on  lack of approval  to remit the fees by the CBN and the Ministry of Finance.
The source said, “Truly for like à year now, NIMASA has been  unable to meet its obligations to our students in Romania. 
The payment delay was not intentional but because the CBN and Ministry of Finance blocked our accounts. So we could not meet the obligations”.

“Luckily, on Thursday, the CBN and the Ministry of Finance gave approval and we have since commenced payments into the accounts of the students in Romania and I am sure by now they would have started receiving the money”.
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No Limits

DENSDOME– My Grandmother was always encouraging me to set goals and work hard to achieve them. She would tell me not to be a follower and not to set limits on what I could achieve. She truly believed that there were no limits that you could achieve whatever you wanted. 
She once told me the following story about a radish and a milk bottle, it was a story that I have never forgotten. 

A Farmer’s Lesson In Life 

A farmer won a first prize at the country fair for his huge radish that was the exact shape and size of a quart of milk bottle. Many were curious as to how the farmer was able to grow this radish that was the exact shape of a milk bottle. 

Finally one gentleman went up to the farmer and asked the question. The farmer replied, “It was easy. I got the seed growing and then I put it into the milk bottle. It had nowhere else to go.” 
You can use this story as an analogy to life – our lives are shaped by the kind of surroundings we place ourselves in, the people that we allow to influence us, and the goals we give ourselves. 

These Are Key Ingredients 

If we only dream and take no action then we get no further. But if we plan, set a goal and take action then our life takes a different shape. 

Now, the important parts of goal setting, though, go way beyond just writing down a goal statement and thinking that somehow your goal will be reached. 

To write a goal is only a minor part of the way forward. The rest of the elements of how to reach that goal must also be stated clearly and with a definite time frame to each step. 

This means that you must develop a detailed plan of action where each action step is detailed on what you must do, when and how and how much time it will take. If you do not make your plan detailed in this way and set specific target dates for completion, you will simply not be creating any kind of expectation in your mind or urgency that helps keep you moving. 

but what about The Bumps Along The Path . . . . 

The Bumps Along The Path 

Sometimes, even when you are following your action plan, you will run into a snag. Snags are not uncommon and you should realize this before you even get started. 

These snags, though, should be viewed only as little inconveniences; these inconveniences are meant for you to resolve and move forward again. 

These little problems are those that most people cannot overcome because they simply quit using the excuse that their goal was never meant to be. 

Show that you are different; show that you have the dedication and resolve to keep going and you will demonstrate to yourself and everyone around you that you are really dedicated to accomplishing that which you have set out in your goal statement. 


Do Not Go It Alone 

The fact that you know that there will always be minor roadblocks; it is also wise to solicit the guidance and help of a mentor. 

This mentor is a person who has a positive attitude, is very skilled at always looking and finding solutions to issues and problems, and my also be someone who has experienced similar issues along their way to accomplishing their own goals. 

I cannot stress finding the right mentor or mentors enough. 

Goals and actions can help us accomplish more in a year than what some people will accomplish in a lifetime. 

To prove this point read the biographies of successful people and you will see that goals and actions did in fact play a big role in their success. 

In summary, don’t put yourself in a bottle; in other words move out of what is comfortable and secure if you want to move forward. 

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List of NUC Approved Universities to Run Post Graduate Programs

DENSDOME-   THE National Universities Commission (NUC) has discern with great concern that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved postgraduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees.

The NUC also has observed that some Parastatals and Institutes are awarding these same Postgraduate degrees, either on their own or through unapproved affiliations with Nigerian and foreign Universities.

Such practices are not only unethical, but also antithetical to time-tested quality assurance best practices. The qualifications/awards resulting therefore are not recognized.

The National Universities Commission is hereby using this medium to notifies the general public that only the following universities have approval to offer postgraduate programmes at the Masters’and Ph.D levels;

FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA:
1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

3. Bayero University, Kano

4. Federal University of Technology, Akure

5. Federal University Sokoto

6. Federal University of Technology, Owerri

7. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

8. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola

9. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.

10. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna

11. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

12. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

13. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada

14. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

15. University of Agriculture, Makurdi

16. University of Benin, Benin City

17. University of Calabar, Calabar

18. University of Ibadan, Ibadan

19. University of llorin, llorin

20. University of Jos, Jos

21. University of Lagos, Akoka

22. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri

23. University of Nigeria, Nsukka

24. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt

25. University of Uyo, Uyo

26. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto


STATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA:
1. Abia State University, Uturu

2. Adamawa State University, Mubi

3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko

4. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

5. Anambra State University, Uli

6. Benue State University, Makurdi

7. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar

8. Delta State University, Abraka

9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

10. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

11. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu

12. Imo State University, Owerri

13. Kogi State University, Anyigba

14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

15. Lagos State University, Ojo.

16. Nasarawa State University, Keffi

17. Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island

18. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

19. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt

20. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina

21. Gombe State University, Gombe

22. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai

23. Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil

24. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero


PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA:
1. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja

2. American University of Nigeria, Yola

3. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo

4. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

5. Bowen University, Iwo

6. Covenant University, Ota

7. Igbinedion University, Okada

8. Pan-African University, Lekki

9. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State

10. Caleb University, Lagos

11. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State

12. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja

13. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

14. Lead City University, Ibadan, (MSc. only)

15. University of Mkar, Mkar (MSc. only)

16. Madonna University Okija (MSc. only)

17. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin (MSc. only)

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