23 Jul 2013


There is a general misconception of the issue at hand, and this is blamable on the nature of our propaganda-media. The stock in trade of most of our media houses is fanning the embers of controversy in an already volatile nation through rumor mongering and the parade of half-baked controversial stories, most times without taking time to get the correct gist.
From a televised session of the Senate's sitting on this issue, and corroborated by live discussions on the same issue over time on the tube, what the Senate considered for determination under the review of Nigerian constitution was 'Renunciation of Citizenship Under the Nigerian Constitution' as contained under Section 29 (4b) which provides that any woman who is married shall be deemed to be of full age. A Senator argued that in Islam, a married woman is deemed to be of age no matter how young she is. Section 29 (4a) of the 1999 constitution already designates 18 years as the full age for any Nigerian who wishes to renounce his/her citizenship. Clause 4b further adds that for women, despite the 18 years already prescribed in Clause 4a, marriage removes the impediment of age to this regard. Thus, a married woman can be considered to be of full age. The senate therefore voted with the aim of removing the Clause 4b which automatically qualifies a married woman as being of age to denounce her citizenship if she wishes, no matter how young she is, and which was the point of reference of the senator who raised the issue. Unfortunately, those who voted in favour of the retention of the Clause 4b out-numbered their opponents.
So, there was no new law passed in favour of child marriage. Rather, the vote to remove a clause which automatically qualifies a married woman as legible to renounce her citizenship even if she is below 18 years, which then implies the possibility of having married women who are bellow 18 years, and which may provide a weak spot in the Law for a smart lawyer’s justification of child marriage in favour of a client was lost. An effort to stamp out the clause which implies the possibility of child marriage was lost by voting. This is quite different from the question of ‘underage marriage’ as widely reported in our propaganda media. The alleged endorsement of underage marriage by the Senate was a total misrepresentation of what the lawmakers considered or voted for under section 29 (4a & b) of the 1999 Constitution, and as presented for consideration by its committee on constitution review.

22 Jul 2013


Do you know that files deleted from the PC never disappear?

YOU know that file you deleted from your computer before your significant other had a chance to find it?

What if we told you that file never really disappeared?
That's right, just because you move a file to the trash doesn't mean it has actually been deleted.
And even once you empty the trash, the space inhabited by the file isn't actually emptied. When you hit "delete" that file doesn't disappear. It is simply marked as empty.
Michael from YouTube channel VSauce explains that "the file's home becomes available real estate but the file itself hasn't actually moved out. Only the pointers have gone away."
What are pointers, you ask? Pointers are a kind of data that point to places in your computer's memory where the file you are referencing can be found.
Deleting a file is the equivalent of turning to the contents page of a book and marking a chapter as empty, even though the actual chapter still exists.
Which is why you need to "overwrite" the file. Overwriting the file is the equivalent of turning it into Frankenstein's monster. You keep adding new data to it until it becomes unrecognisable.
However, overwriting doesn't always work. Some people have overwritten files more than 35 times and even then hackers and cyber criminals have been able to piece the information back together.
So the next option is shredding - physically taking apart your computer piece by piece and maybe putting it through some high powered magnet for good measure.
But much like shredded pieces of paper can actually be put back together, so too can shredded computer parts.
The video explains that cyber criminals have been able to find classified files from the US government in digital dumping grounds in Ghana.
So basically, nothing is permanently gone. And the best way to keep your data safe is to keep the hard drives of your old computers before ditching, donating or selling it, because you never know where your data can end up.
And then take to it with a hammer or some gasoline and a match.

5 Jul 2013


Congratulations Most Rev. Dr. Godfrey I. Onah.

Ordained Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka –Nigeria, on July 4, 2013.
Deede Uche’s World wishes you a successful and glorious episcopal ministry, and God’s graces and favors in your private endeavors as his Priest, Pastor and Professor Emeritus.
May God who has begun this work in you bring it to fulfillment, Amen.


“This is how the Church’s tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus… Those who believe, see; they see with a light that illumines their entire journey, for it comes from the risen Christ, the morning star which never sets.” - LUMEN FIDEI, n. 1.

LUMEN FIDEI, or the 'Light of Faith' is the tittle of Pope Francis' first encyclical. The document, which reflects on the 'Year of Faith' was started by Benedict XVI when he was still Pope. After his resignation, the document was passed on to Pope Francis. The Latin American Pope added some content to the text, and signed it on June 29th. 
The encyclical, which is divided into 60 points, has an introduction, four chapters and a conclusion. Encyclicals are open, Papal letters, addressed to the world. John Paul II published 14. Benedict XVI published 3. 
(Romereports.com July 05, 2013) 

The opening page of the Encyclical reads:
1.  The light of Faith: this is how the Church’s tradition speaks of the great gift brought by Jesus. In John’s Gospel, Christ says of himself: “I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness” (Jn 12:46). Saint Paul uses the same image: “God who said ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts” (2 Cor 4:6). The pagan world, which hungered for light, had seen the growth of the cult of the sun god, Sol Invictus, invoked each day at sunrise. Yet though the sun was born anew each morning, it was clearly incapable of casting its light on all of human existence. The sun does not illumine all reality; its rays cannot penetrate to the shadow of death, the place where men’s eyes are closed to its light. “No one — Saint Justin Martyr writes — has ever been ready to die for his faith in the sun”.[1] Conscious of the immense horizon which their faith opened before them, Christians invoked Jesus as the true sun “whose rays bestow life”.[2] To Martha, weeping for the death of her brother Lazarus, Jesus said: “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” (Jn 11:40). Those who believe, see; they see with a light that illumines their entire journey, for it comes from the risen Christ, the morning star which never sets.
[1] Dialogus cum Tryphone Iudaeo, 121, 2: PG 6, 758.
[2] Clementof Alexandria, Protrepticus, IX: PG 8, 195.

4 Jul 2013


Regular Exercise during Menstruation, Hot Water Therapy, Herbal Remedies, Vitamins and Minerals Supplement, Acupressure and Yoga.
Menstrual cramps are something that almost every woman has experienced. While some may only experience them in the form of mild discomfort, others may experience severe and often debilitating pain during their menstrual cycle. The good news is that there are several natural remedies which can be used to help relieve the pain and discomfort that is often associated with menstruation.
Regular Exercise during Menstruation: Maintaining regular exercise during menstruation has been shown to assist with easing cramps, reducing muscle tension and elevating one's mood. As little as 20 minutes of walking each day can help to lessen the severity of cramps and of other pain associated with menstruation.
Hot Water Therapy: A hot water bottle that is wrapped in a towel or cloth and placed on the abdomen can help to relieve abdominal cramps. One can soak in a hot bath that has a cup of sea salt and a cup of baking soda added to it. This remedy helps to relax the muscles, thereby easing the pain.
Vitamins and Minerals Supplement: Supplementation with vitamins and minerals is also beneficial during menstruation, as it will help to replenish nutrients and minerals which the body has lost. Magnesium, zinc, calcium, Vitamin B-complex and Vitamin E are all important vitamins and minerals which should be replenished during this time.
Herbal Remedies: Herbal remedies such as chamomile, fennel, ginger, cinnamon, basil, parsley and mint are used in different forms to ease cramps and other symptoms associated with menstruation. Mint, ginger and chamomile can be used to make soothing teas which can be taken a few times a day. 75ml of parsley can be blended with cucumber, beet and carrot juices. Not only will this help with pain relief, but it is also said to help regulate the menstrual cycle.
A piece of ginger can be crushed into a cup of boiling water and sweetened with a little honey. This can be taken three times a day after meals. Two tablespoons of basil leaves can be added to one pint of boiling water. Keep the infusion covered tightly and allow it to cool to room temperature. A half to one cup can be taken each hour to help ease cramps. Cinnamon can simply be sprinkled over any food or added to tea as desired.
Acupressure: Acupressure is also said to be a wonderful way to relieve menstrual cramps. An acupressure point referred to as Spleen 6 is often recommended by acupuncturists as a way to help relieve the pain as well. To locate this point, first place your fingers on the bony inner point of the ankle. From there, draw an imaginary line up the lower calf. You will find the point approximately four finger widths from the inner ankle bone. It is not located exactly on the shin bone, but next to it towards the back part of the calf muscle. Apply gradually increasing pressure to this point with your thumb or middle finger at a 90 degree angle to the skin. Keep applying the pressure for approximately three minutes. The pressure exerted on this point should in no way be painful or uncomfortable. Pregnant women should not apply any pressure to this point at any time.
Yoga: Yoga is also an excellent form of exercise during the menstrual cycle, as it helps to relieve the pain by helping the body to relax. This will help many of the other symptoms associated with menstruation as well.