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YABA

/ya'b*/ [Cambridge] Yet Another Bloody Acronym. Whenever some program is being named, someone invariably suggests that it be given a name that is acronymic. The response from those with a trace of originality is to remark ironically that the proposed name would then be "YABA-compatible". Also used in response to questions like "What is WYSIWYG?" See also YA-, TLA.
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There is a demand for Yaba in Myanmar, Thailand, the Mekong countries, Bangladesh, it is this demand that is being met by these criminal enterprises at the moment they have chosen Shan State as an ideal manufacturing base but if Shan State were shut down, they would move their manufacturing base elsewhere.
Sharon Jandu, Director at YABA, said: "We couldn't be happier to announce our collaboration with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.
Bangladesh's focus at the talks will be on the production of yaba in Myanmar and the smuggling of the banned drug across the 270 km border between the countries.
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"To put an end to the illegitimate control of the KDP over Kirkuk oil, senior members from the PUK contacted both Baghdad and Tehran and encouraged the Iranians to build a pipeline to export Kirkuk crude through Bandar Abbas port," said Yaba.
Since its first filling station at Herbert Macaulay Street, Yaba Lagos in 1956, Total has expanded its business through more than 500 retail outlets, corporate customers and organisations being served through six regions: Lagos, Mid-Western, Eastern, Far North, North-Central and Western.
In Thailand's Ayutthaya province, more than 9 tonnes of drugs with a street value of over 20 billion baht ($590m) went up in smoke including methamphetamines, known locally as 'yaba' or 'crazy drug', according to police.
Sophon Mekthon, permanent secretary of public health, cited plans to implement three measures on the drug problem: 1) amending laws to encourage addicts to undergo rehabilitation; 2) improving the screening and rehabilitation of drug abusers; and 3) increasing the number of service points at tambon (barangay) level where 'yaba' (their equivalent of 'shabu') users can seek help.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently started a short tour to Nigeria to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos.
During the arrival to the Yaba Technology ecosystem hubs in Lagos, this was revealed by the Minister of Communication Adebayo Shittu and Afolabi Imoukhuede, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation/Youth Employment.
Summary: The Lagos suburb of Yaba is becoming a hub for technology startup companies because of its ready talent pool and reliable amenities.
Yet there is more that needs to be done to take Yaba to that place that technology innovation centres across the world reach--that point from which they influence not only their own society but the world at large.