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Restructure your states before calling for restructuring at federal level – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan slams Southern Governors
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Restructure your states before calling for restructuring at federal level – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan slams Southern Governors

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has lashed out at Southern Governors over their restructuring demand after their meeting in Asaba, Delta state last week. Lawan who faulted the demand, accused the governors of retreating to regionalism to address a national issue that should be collectively decided upon. He also asked the various state Governors to restructure their states before asking for restructuring at the federal level. The Senate President said; “I believe that, as leaders, especially those of us who are elected, should not be at the forefront of calling for this kind of thing because, even if you are a governor, you are supposed to be working hard in your state to ensure that this restructuring you are calling for at the federal level, you have done it in your state as w...
This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere
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This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said the ''failure'' of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country is fuelling agitations of secession by groups within the country. Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, 93, alleged Buhari's stubbornness to implement federalism will only make secession inevitable while also saying Buhari was hiding in the 'Fulanization' of Nigeria The Yoruba chieftain also said the 2023 election will not happen in Nigeria if the current state of insecurity is not handled while claiming the country's leadership has no clue on how to handle the security crisis in the country. "The people in charge have no clue to manage the country. And as long as you are not carrying every section of the country along with you, you can’t win any ...
China Launches World’s Largest Drone
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China Launches World’s Largest Drone

The world’s largest unmanned transport drone has been successfully launched by China. The drone, which can carry a payload of 1.5 tonnes, was tested at Baotou test site in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The large commercial drone Feihong-98 (FH-98) was developed and modified by the China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology. It was adapted from the prototype of the Shifei Y5B, a China-developed transport plane. As China’s first fully domestically-built transport aircraft, the Shifei Y5B has a history of over 60 years since its first flight in 1957 and has been widely used. According to Liu Meixuan, president of the China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology, the FH-98 features simple take-off and landing, simple operation, advanced technolo...
Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Christian Doctor Who Heals Rape Victims
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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Christian Doctor Who Heals Rape Victims

Image: Victor Boyko / Getty Images AChristian gynecologist who has dedicated his career to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been awarded a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Denis Mukwege, nicknamed “Dr. Miracle” for his specialized procedures, was a co-recipient for the annual honor alongside Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist who survived rape and kidnapping by ISIS in Iraq. The Nobel committee said both winners modeled “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.” Over the past 20 years, Mukwege has treated tens of thousands of women in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, many of who had been gang raped by militants in the midst of the country’s conflict, left scarred and stigmatized. His faith influences his approach to caring for patients h...
2019: More Groups Drum Support For Ugwuanyi
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2019: More Groups Drum Support For Ugwuanyi

…Hail his giant development strides, peace initiatives As 2019 general election draws nearer, more groups and communities have continued to troop to the Government House Enugu to register their support for the re-election bid of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, who is standing as the sole aspirant for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in the state. 2019: Labour promises to vote out leaders owing salaries, pensions Prominent among those that paid him solidarity visit yesterday, were the people of Obukpa in the University town of Nsukka led by their traditional rulers, other elders and leaders of thoughts, as well as the PDP Ward chairmen from Enugu West senatorial district. The jubilant people of Obukpa town comprising four autonomous communitie...
Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont Blasts Spain Move To Sack Separatists
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Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont Blasts Spain Move To Sack Separatists

Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region’s leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and his ministers — who sparked Spain’s worst political crisis in decades by holding a banned independence referendum — will be stripped of their jobs and their ministries taken over under measures laid out by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. After hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded Barcelona’s streets earlier Saturday to show their anger at Madrid, Puigdemont said Rajoy was guilty of “the worst attack on institutions and Catalan people” since Franco, calling for the parliament of the semi-autonomous region to me...
Philippines’ Duterte Offers Muslim Self-Rule To Counter ISIS
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Philippines’ Duterte Offers Muslim Self-Rule To Counter ISIS

President Rodrigo Duterte offered self-rule to the Philippines’ Muslim minority on Monday in an attempt to defeat Islamist militants who seized a southern city in the gravest challenge to his year-old rule. Duterte hopes the promise of autonomy will persuade Filipino Muslims to reject the Islamic State group, whose followers still control parts of Marawi after nearly two months of fighting that had left more than 500 people dead. Duterte vowed to shepherd through Congress a “Bangsamoro Basic Law” bill jointly written and submitted to him Monday by government officials and the country’s largest Muslim guerrilla group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. “This moment is a significant step forward in our quest to end centuries of hatred, mistrust and injustice that cost and affected t...
Volvo Unveils Autonomous Garbage Truck
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Volvo Unveils Autonomous Garbage Truck

Volvo is taking the autonomous driving to the next level as they unveiled their autonomous garbage truck. Some countries are still using human beings that push kolekole trucks on foot around town while some other countries are going driver less. They are currently working with the Swedish Waste Management Company (Renova) to deploy the trucks as soon as possible... just as they deployed dump trucks to Swedish mines in 2016. This new truck would help reduce accidents during waste disposal. The truck would first be driven manually through an area by a driver.. then its sensors and GPS would map and store the details of the route. On the next visit, the driver can switch the truck to autonomous mode and it drives itself. Volvo knows that reversing down a busy or narrow street is a hu...
Naira Gains, Dollar Crashes At Parallel Market
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Naira Gains, Dollar Crashes At Parallel Market

- The Naira has gained strength against the American Dollar at parallel market - The local currency however crashed against the Pound but stayed firm against Euro - Nigeria has five rates: the official rate, the black market, a rate for Muslim pilgrims going to Saudi Arabia, a retail rate set by licensed exchange BDC and a rate for foreign school fees The Naira on Wednesday, May 17, continued its growth against the American Dollar at the parallel market. This follows report that the local currency closed the day at N385 to the Dollar, one point stronger than the N386 it closed on Tuesday, May 16. However, the local currency weakened against the Pound Sterling but stayed firm against the Euro at the same segment. It dropped seven points against the Pound to close at N497 a...
Human Drivers, The Biggest Challenge Facing Self Driving Cars’ Developers
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Human Drivers, The Biggest Challenge Facing Self Driving Cars’ Developers

In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis. A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the speed limit. Self-driving cars wouldn't dare cross a double yellow line; humans do it all the time. And then there are those odd local traffic customs to which humans quicklyadapt. In Los Angeles and other places, for instance, there's the 'California Stop,' where drivers roll through stop signs if no traffic is crossing. 'It's hard to program in human stupidity or someone who really tries to game the technology,' says John Hanson, spokesman for Toyota's autonomous car unit.
Tesla Will Reveal Its Electric Container Truck In September
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Tesla Will Reveal Its Electric Container Truck In September

Elon Musk who is the CEO of Tesla has released teasers of the upcoming Tesla electric trucks. The truck is set to debut in September as Elon Musk confirmed he test drove one which “feels like a sports car”. He also said the truck will be capable of long hauls though the estimated range was not stated. There are speculations the truck will also use solar panels on the trailer in order to extend its range. According to Musk Tesla’s electric truck will reduce the cost of cargo transport and increase safety. There is also a possibility that an autopilot autonomous technology will be integrated into the truck.
Emmanuel Amuneke Conferred With Chieftaincy Title in Imo
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Emmanuel Amuneke Conferred With Chieftaincy Title in Imo

Former Super Eagles’ International, Emmanuel Amuneke, was this week conferred with a chieftaincy title in Eziobodo, Owerri, Imo state by the Eze-in-council of his autonomous community, Eziobodo. He was conferred with the title, Aka Welitere Mba 1 of Eziobodo in recognition of his contributions to the development of the community. Amuneke said he was overwhelmed and at the same time grateful for the honour. “All I’m doing is not by my power but by the grace of God. God knows why he has given each of us different talents but we have to identify our talent and use it to the glory of God.”

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