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Premier League take Decision on ‘Armpit Offside’ VAR Secisions
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Premier League take Decision on ‘Armpit Offside’ VAR Secisions

  Premier League clubs remain in favour of the “armpit offsides”, as they prepare to discuss their Video Assistant Referee (VAR) survey, the UK Mirror reports. One club is keen to push for “teams” of officials, as it would help if referees had a regular Video Assistant Referee partner, who they would work with every week. That may not be realistic as many referees are usually on a rota between roles. Also, there is not much that can be done on tight offside decisions, as law makers IFAB and FIFA do not favour giving any leeway or tolerance. Clubs have been asked for their opinions ahead of the Premier League AGM in Harrogate on June 10 on how to improve video technology. They are likely to discuss whether using the “drawing of the 3D lines” is necessary, as it at...
Lagos Begins Installation of 2,000 CCTV Cameras
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Lagos Begins Installation of 2,000 CCTV Cameras

Lagos State Government says it has commenced the installation of 2,000 Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the state. The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Popoola Fahm, disclosed this at a ministerial press briefing on Tuesday, May 4, to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration. Fahm said the number of CCTV cameras installed is increasing day by day, but, already, 100 CCTV cameras had been installed in Ikeja metropolis.  The Commissioner added that upon completion, the project would advance Lagos state economy by becoming a 24-hour driven commercial centre, which would allow companies to operate in a safe, secure and smart environment that would create more jobs and increase Gross Domestic Product of ...
Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun
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Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State government says it is willing to collaborate with Indonesia to develop the state’s seaport, airport, housing, and other sectors of its economy. The government is also planning to set up an economic team to liaise with Indonesian investors to explore areas of interests that will be mutually beneficial to both the state and the Pacific nation. Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun made this known when he hosted the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Usra Hendra Harahap, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Abiodun noted that Indonesia has made tremendous progress in the areas of technology, infrastructure, housing, transportation and medicine, expressing the state’s interest to tap in. “Ogun has more than enough land to accommodate a lot of industries. We are desiro...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s dumped captain’s armband sold for $75,000
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s dumped captain’s armband sold for $75,000

  The captain armband discarded by Cristiano Ronaldo during Portugal’s controversial 2-2 draw with Serbia in the 2022 World Cup qualifier, has been sold for over $75,000. The armband was auctioned to help a sick child in Serbia. Television replays showed that the Portugal captain’s shot actually crossed the line before Serbia defender, Stefan Mitrovic cleared it, but the goal was denied in the absence of goalline technology. Ronaldo was also booked for dissent as officials waved play on. In anger, the former Real Madrid star stormed off the pitch at full time, tossing his armband away. The captain’s armband, which was picked up by a fireman at the Red Star’s Rajko Mitic stadium, was bought by a betting company at a charity auction to help fund life-saving surgery fo...
Male Teacher Sacked after Comparing Schoolgirls Who go to Prom to ‘Prostitutes’ and ‘Kardashian Clones’ on his Secret Blog
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Male Teacher Sacked after Comparing Schoolgirls Who go to Prom to ‘Prostitutes’ and ‘Kardashian Clones’ on his Secret Blog

A male teacher, Alexander Price, 43, has been sacked after comparing schoolgirls to ‘prostitutes’ and ‘Kardashian clones’ on his secret gossip blog. Price who teaches at Denbigh High School in north Wales had a blog that he operated anonymously called ‘The Provoked Pedagogue’ where he documented his thoughts like a diary. In one article titled ‘The Problem With Prom’, Price called the event ‘a shallow, vacuous affair, about nothing more than who has spent the most on looking nice’. He said the girls would spend ‘nine out of 12 months’ planning for prom when they should be learning. Price, who teaches Design and technology, then shockingly said girls who went to prom ended up looking like a cross between ‘Eastern European prostitutes and trans-human Kardashian clones’. ...
Traffic Officers to Start Wearing Body Cameras – LASTMA Boss Olajide Oduyoye
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Traffic Officers to Start Wearing Body Cameras – LASTMA Boss Olajide Oduyoye

The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Olajide Oduyoye, has said its officers would soon start wearing bodily cameras precisely to catch traffic offenders. Olajide disclosed this while speaking on Channels Television on Friday February 26. Olajide who said technology is the way to go for LASTMA added the state governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu is working towards helping the agency acquire the necessary technologies needed. “This year, we are definitely hoping to start in the next few weeks what you will say are non-approachable offence dealings. That means we are going to be having body cameras on officers to capture incidences because things happen so fast and you can’t really say let me get my camera. But if you have your body camera on that is recordin...
5G Might Expose Nigeria to Espionage – NSA
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5G Might Expose Nigeria to Espionage – NSA

The office of the national security adviser (NSA) has expressed its fear with the deployment of 5th Generation (5G) technology in the country. Bala Fakandu, director of communications in NSA who appeared before the senate committee on communications on Thursday February 25, said they are concerned about the deliberate vulnerabilities and backdoors within the 5G network equipment, which according to him might expose Nigeria to "eavesdropping, tracking, cyber-attacks, military and industrial espionage and other malicious activities by foreign actors." Fakandu also asked the ministry of communications and digital economy to carry them along in the formulation of the policy that would guide the use of 5G in the country. He said; “We are concerned about the deliberate vulnerabilit...
North Korea Accused of Trying to Hack Pfizer for Covid-19 Vaccine Info
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North Korea Accused of Trying to Hack Pfizer for Covid-19 Vaccine Info

North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, Feb 16 North Korea has been under self-imposed isolation since closing its borders in January last year to try to protect itself from the virus. Leader Kim Jong Un has repeatedly insisted that the country has had no coronavirus cases, although outside experts doubt those assertions. And the closure has added to the pressure on its tottering economy from international sanctions imposed over its banned weapons systems, increasing the urgency for Pyongyang to find a way to deal with the disease. Seoul’s National Intelligence Service “briefed us that North Korea tried to...
Osinbajo Welcomes Microsoft’s Offer To support Nigeria’s ESP
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Osinbajo Welcomes Microsoft’s Offer To support Nigeria’s ESP

Just as global technology giants including Google Inc., HUAWEI, and top social networking company, Facebook, another international tech heavyweight, Microsoft Corporation, has disclosed plans to partner with the Federal Government for the benefit of the Nigerian people, especially young people. Specifically, Microsoft is now offering support for the Digital Transformation pillar of the Federal Government's Economic Sustainability Plan. This will be a continuation of the technology company's investment in Nigeria after the establishment of an African Technology Development Centre in 2020, all in affirmation of the efforts of the Buhari administration in the creation of a viable technology ecosystem in Nigeria. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Thursday noted in a virtual meeting ...
Pharmacist Accused of Intentionally Spoiling Covid-19 Vaccine is Arrested
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Pharmacist Accused of Intentionally Spoiling Covid-19 Vaccine is Arrested

A Wisconsin pharmacist has been fired after he was suspected of intentionally spoiling more than 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Steven R. Brandenburg, 46, was released from custody Monday, Jan 4, while prosecutors determine if the charges being considered against him are legitimate. He confessed to police that he deliberately tried to ruin the vaccines because he was concerned they could alter people’s DNA, WISN reported. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 uses messenger RNA to "deliver instructions for human cells to make a piece of protein like that found on COVID-19, and the body then begins building immunities against that and the coronavirus." The technology does not alter human DNA. Jeff Bahr, president of Aurora H...
German police arrest 11 people for sexually abusing children and filming the act
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German police arrest 11 people for sexually abusing children and filming the act

Eleven people have been arrested on suspicion of severely abusing at least three boys after police broke up a child pornography ring that peddled “unfathomable images” over the internet in Germany. Close relatives of the boys, ages 5, 10, and 12 including one set of parents and an uncle were among those arrested, the police said at a press conference. Investigators identified the suspects from videos recovered from professionally encrypted hard drives that they seized and are still working to unlock, the authorities said. Joachim Poll, who headed the investigation for the Münster police said that the recovered footage showed shocking abuse over “several hours” of the two younger boys by four men. “You can’t imagine it. These men, if you can call them that, acted maliciously by ...
Twitter To Tackle Conspiracy Theory Hovering Around 5G And Covid-19
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Twitter To Tackle Conspiracy Theory Hovering Around 5G And Covid-19

Twitter said it would tackle the spread of damaging conspiracy theories linking mobile phone technology and coronavirus with a prompt to direct people searching for 5G to British government-verified information. The theory, which has spread on social media, has resulted in attacks on mobile telecoms masts and abuse directed at engineers in Britain. Scientists, phone companies and the government have said it is completely untrue. Twitter said the search prompt would inform users that the government had seen no link between 5G and Covid-19, and include a link to a government website with credible, factual and verified information in relation to 5G. Katy Minshall, Twitter UK’s head of government, public policy and philanthropy, said the move was the latest step in its focus on...
Coronavirus: Buhari Urges ECOWAS To Use Agriculture, Technology To Boost Economy
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Coronavirus: Buhari Urges ECOWAS To Use Agriculture, Technology To Boost Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged leaders under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to explore agriculture and technology to reclaim the region’s dwindling economy as a result of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Mr Buhari made the appeal during an Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19 held through teleconferencing on Thursday. Of the over 2.5 million coronavirus cases worldwide, about 25,000 cases and 1,240 deaths have been recorded in 52 African countries as of Thursday afternoon. Only Lesotho and Comoros are free from the pandemic. With the drastic fall in oil price and lockdown directives issued by ECOWAS leaders to curtail the spread of the disease, the sub-region’s economy is under siege. Charge Mr Buhari at the meeting, ho...
Sheffield Utd boss Wilder: Football’s return will lift nation’s morale
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Sheffield Utd boss Wilder: Football’s return will lift nation’s morale

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder feels the resumption of the season will boost the nation's morale. Sheffield United and their top-flight rivals have seen the Premier League season suspended indefinitely, in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Wilder said, "The players have obviously been given individual programmes to do and modern-day technology has allowed us to monitor and record those activities to the levels we have set them and we have done that very, very efficiently. "We have been delighted with that and I think they realise as well that they need to hit to ground running when, hopefully, we do get back into it. "I should imagine it will be a pre-season and then back into the games. "Because I am 100 per cent certain that there is a massive enthusiasm, no...
Amazon fills 100,000 jobs, will add 75,000 more
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Amazon fills 100,000 jobs, will add 75,000 more

Amazon said Monday it had filled the 100,000 US jobs it promised a month ago to meet demands from the coronavirus outbreak and was ready to take on 75,000 more.The announcement by the technology and retail colossus highlighted surging demand for online commerce with the pandemic forcing people to shelter in place. Amazon’s hiring spree, which is being mirrored by other firms in the food and retail sectors, comes amid news that US unemployment claims surged by some 17 million over the past month. “Today, we are proud to announce that our original 100,000 jobs pledge is filled and those new employees are working at sites across the US helping to serve customers,” Amazon said in a blog post. “We continue to see increased demand as our teams support their communities, and are going to...
Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020
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Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020

Spread across categories like finance, tech, art, and sports, it features 30 young entrepreneurs in Africa who are innovating their respective industries. Every year, Forbes Africa releases a list of top 30 under 30 young Africans who are doing amazing things for themselves and for their community. This year wasn’t any different and the publication released names of 30 Africans sourced from four categories featuring 30 in each: Business, Technology, Creatives and Sports. Nigeria makes up the majority of honorees in the list, shedding light on the entrepreneurial and can-do spirit of the young people in the country. South Africa and Botswana had four of their young entrepreneurs on the list. Ghana had three young people while Uganda had two of its young entrepreneurs on the list...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Talks About 5G Network And COVID-19 That Puts The World In Great Chaos
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Talks About 5G Network And COVID-19 That Puts The World In Great Chaos

There have been such a large number of contort to the issue of Coronavirus comprehensively, while some trusts it exuded from a science research facility, others have censured it in totality. While the countries strives to stop the passing of a huge number of individuals over the world, different pioneers have kept on imparting their insights also. COVID19 isn’t the principal pandemic in the world. Be that as it may, this took the world by a shock with the manner in which it executes and continues spreading from mainlands to another. The world is on a lockdown, as many countries have asked their citizens to stay indoors, in other to be able to contain the spread. While this efforts are ongoing, a Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakilome has shared another view to the reasons the pandemi...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome ‘Exposes’ Coronavirus And 5G Network (Video)
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome ‘Exposes’ Coronavirus And 5G Network (Video)

Ever since its announcement by China in 2019, It is least to say that so many conspiracy theories have sprung up ever since COVID-19 broke out, where people share their opinion on what is the cause of the pandemic, but the one most talk about is its link to the 5G network, new world order, the coming of the antichrist, and the eventual end of the world. A British man had earlier uploaded a video online, showing the new TWENTY POUND NOTE (£20) which was recently released in Britain and claimed that at the back of the note, you would see a 5G mast and symbol of coronavirus over it. The notes entered circulation on February 20, 2020, and is made entirely from polymer. Not so long ago, Senator, Dino Melaye shared a video online, where he advised the federal government to desist from ...
NCDC Receives Four Ambulances From Dangote To Tackle COVID-19
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NCDC Receives Four Ambulances From Dangote To Tackle COVID-19

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has received four ambulances from billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote as part of his support in tackling the COVID-19. The NCDC confirmed this on Saturday, saying the ambulances were received by the Lagos State Ministry of Health. In a tweet, the ministry said it was grateful for the collective efforts demonstrated by the government & private sector in response to the outbreak. The donation comes a day after members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19, donated billions of naira to curb the spread of the disease in Nigeria. They include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu (United Bank of Africa), Herbert Wigwe (Access Ban...
Nigeria’s Ogbole Samson, Who Developed a Technology that Allows you Farm Without Soil, is Featured in Episode 8 of First Class Material
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Nigeria’s Ogbole Samson, Who Developed a Technology that Allows you Farm Without Soil, is Featured in Episode 8 of First Class Material

If you're interested in Agriculture, then you do not want to miss the 8th episode of First Class Material, spotlighting Ogbole Samson. Samson is a young Nigerian agronomist who refers to himself as a tech-based farmer. He is the Lead Trainer at Soilless farm lab and has developed a technology that allows residents of urban areas to farm without soil. Soilless farming, as the name implies, is growing your plant without the use of soil, Samson explained in this episode of FCM. Samson further explained how he went into soilless farming. He also spoke about the benefits of soilless farming over the traditional means of farming.   With soilless farming, he explained that wherever you are, you can grow foods and you do not have to own land to do it. He pointed out tha...
Sanwo-Olu, Canadian Mayor Discuss Bilateral Cooperation In Technology, Food
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Sanwo-Olu, Canadian Mayor Discuss Bilateral Cooperation In Technology, Food

The ongoing infrastructural development programme of the Lagos State Government is a deliberate effort to make the State attractive to Diasporan investment, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said. Sanwo-Olu said there would be no point requesting Nigerians abroad to come back home to invest if the local business environment was not made to support their aspirations. The Governor disclosed this while receiving His Worship, Mr. Patrick Brown, the Mayor of Brampton City in Ontario, Canada, who led a delegation to the State House in Alausa on a courtesy visit. Sanwo-Olu said the Canadian city shared similar history with Lagos, stressing that both cities had grown over the decades to become the hubs of commerce and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The Governor acknowl...
Instagram to Start Labelling Photoshopped Images with “False Information” Warning
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Instagram to Start Labelling Photoshopped Images with “False Information” Warning

Instagram is set to implement a new feature in which images that have been photo-shopped will be labeled as “false information.” The photo-sharing app will begin determining the authenticity of an image using “a combination of feedback from our community and technology.”  After that, the image will be passed on to third-party independent fact-checkers, and if they determine that the image has been altered, a “False Information” warning message will be added to the post. In a statement, a spokesperson for Facebook (who owns Instagram) said the images won't be totally hidden but will be labelled when a fact-checker has rated it. “We don’t hide content because it’s photoshopped, we apply a label when a fact-checker has rated it. Upon review from the fact checker, they changed the...
What Mourinho Said after Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Watford
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What Mourinho Said after Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Watford

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, was left unimpressed with VAR, as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Watford on Saturday. Spurs goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga, saved a penalty from Troy Deeney, before Erik Lamela saw his effort just scrambled off the line. After the match, Mourinho told BBC Sport: “We played very well. We started the game without a striker but with lots of offensive players. “We had the control of the game, especially in the first half, We arrived in dangerous positions, we created chances but we did not manage to score. “I am happy with how we played, our commitment. I think the result is unfair, I think it would have been more unfair if we lost. “We are not good at adapting to this style of football. We were quite difficult to play.” On the VAR ...
UNILORIN Don Invents Dual Mode Temperature Controlled Machine
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UNILORIN Don Invents Dual Mode Temperature Controlled Machine

Dr Abiodun Ajijolakewu, Lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin, has invented a ‘Double Decker Dual-Mode Temperature Controlled Incubator Shaker’. This is contained in the University of Ilorin Bulletin, issued on Monday. The machine was designed to add more value to research endeavours. The machine is programmed to mix substances and maintain different temperature within the same machine. According to Ajijolakewu, the machine is the first of its kind in the country. He explained that the machine has the capacity to separate different functions at the same time, while it also saves time, money and space. “The usual tradition is that we get the material that can maintain temperature and agitation at the sa...
Nigeria Open To More Investments From Foreign Companies – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Open To More Investments From Foreign Companies – Osinbajo

*Nigerian Law students commend Buhari’s administration on transparency, praise VP’s leadership style of “bringing govt to the people” Nigeria is open to more investment from foreign companies, including from Turkey, in the areas of construction, manufacturing, technology and other sectors, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday when he received at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, a Turkish business delegation led by Turkey’s Minister of Trade, Ruhsar Pekcan. With Nigeria and Turkey having existing bilateral relations for decades and maintained close cooperation in international organizations, the Vice President noted that he looks forward to greater cooperation between the two countries exploring other areas to deepen economic ties....
Senate Tells Yahoo Boys To Use Their Talents Legitimately
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Senate Tells Yahoo Boys To Use Their Talents Legitimately

The Senate on Wednesday lamented the growing number of youths in correctional centres in the country due to their involvement in cyber crime, it urged those engaged in the act to take advantage of the numerous legitimate opportunities in ICT by converting their knowledge to make money and earn a living rather than using it to commit a crime. The Senate gave this advice at its deliberation over the motion titled “The Growth of Digital Technology and the Challenge of Cybercrime: Urgent Need to Safeguard the Future of Nigeria” sponsored by Sen. Yakubu, Oseni (Kogi Central). The motion read; “The Senate Notes that the growth of digital technology, otherwise referred to as ICT revolution has brought about improved performance in all aspects of society. It is an economic developmen...
President Buhari To Participate In Russia-Africa Summit In Sochi
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President Buhari To Participate In Russia-Africa Summit In Sochi

President @MBuhari departs Abuja Monday to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, October 23rd – 25th, with focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production. During the summit, President Buhari will meet with President Vladimir Putin to further strengthen relations in security, trade and investment, and building partnership that will enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential, following Russia’s remarkable success in gas exportation. The summit will bring fresh perspectives on some global issues and challenges like nuclear technology, energy development, digital transformation, environment, technical security, mining and steel, education, agriculture, infrastructure and development strategies...
President Buhari departs Nigeria for Japan
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President Buhari departs Nigeria for Japan

President Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday August 25th for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019.   According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s participation will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016.   With the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future,” the Opening Session of TICAD7 will be performed by the Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe.   At the event, President Buhari will deliver Nigeria’s statement during Plenary Session Three in which he will appraise Nigeria-Japan relations an...
Daddy Freeze disagrees with Femi Otedola on ‘technology ending the need for archaic wristwatches’
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Daddy Freeze disagrees with Femi Otedola on ‘technology ending the need for archaic wristwatches’

Daddy Freeze took to Instagram to share his opinion on billionaire, Femi Otedola's comment of 'technology ending the need for archaic wristwatches'. Femi Otedola had revealed why he no longer wears wristwatches in an exchange with a follower on the social media platform. According to the billionaire he started wearing wristwatches at 12, but stopped wearing them 3 years ago. He wrote; I started wearing a wristwatch when I was 12 years old and I stopped 3 years ago. Technology has ended our necessity for the archaic wristwatch. less is more However in response to this, Daddy Freeze who is a known lover of wristwatches, stated that while many see a wristwatch as a mere timepiece that tells what time it is, a handful of people appreciate it as the horological genius that goes into ha...
Copper: Why should you consider it as a good companion?
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Copper: Why should you consider it as a good companion?

Copper vessel: have you ever seen it or touched it or experienced its charm? Certainly, you have seen copper vessels in the rich and ornate old time movies and dramas but what about your real life? What if you are told that copper vessel has a direct link with your health and fitness? Certainly, the habit of drinking the copper vessel is not a brainchild of contemporary era. It belongs to the past arenas. But again, it does not mean it is not applicable in the present time. Hang on, if you think that technology is all that dictates the future, then you are wrong. Sometimes, you find the solutions for your health in the remedies of the past lanes. What is the buzz about copper? Your grandparents might not have told you that copper are one of the necessary trace minerals. These cate...
Premier League Warns Fans to expect VAR Controversy next season
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Premier League Warns Fans to expect VAR Controversy next season

Interim Premier League chief executive, Richard Masters has admitted that the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will bring controversy. Masters however remained confident that the introduction of VAR in the 2019/2020 season, will have a minimal impact on the pace of matches. The technology has been deployed in the off season, bringing contentious decisions in the Nations League, the Africa Cup of Nations and the Women’s World Cup. “I have no doubt it will create some controversy because it is about the big decisions but we are prepared for that. “We have spent two years working up to this point, and we were committed to doing it in our heads for two years. “We have been training and testing and making sure when it happe...
VAR will cause controversy but we won’t overuse it, says Premier League chief
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VAR will cause controversy but we won’t overuse it, says Premier League chief

Technology has split the world of football down the middle, but English referees will allegedly use it sparingly Interim Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is confident that the introduction of VAR in the 2019-20 season will have a minimal impact on the pace of matches as large groups of fans remain sceptical of the new technology. Video Assistant Referees have been busy across the summer, overseeing contentious decisions in the Nations League, the Africa Cup of Nations and the Women's World Cup, while the 2018-19 Champions League round of 16 saw it make its debut in European competition. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino likened VAR to a 'car crash' following decisions that went against Spurs, but Masters, after two years of preparing, says that referees in the Eng...
University Of Nigeria, Nsukka Unveils First Five-seater Electric Car, Names It ‘Lion Ozumba 551’
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University Of Nigeria, Nsukka Unveils First Five-seater Electric Car, Names It ‘Lion Ozumba 551’

Lion Ozumba 551, named after the immediate past VC, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, who laid the foundation for innovation and technology was made with 80 percent locally-sourced materials, could undertake a 30-kilometer distance when fully charged. Responding, Ozumba said he was overwhelmed when he was invited to witness the unveiling of the electric car, which was initiated by his administration. “When I came on board, I said we need innovation and technology to be at par with China, United States, Sweden and other developed countries of the world.
British Envoy Meets Sanwo-olu, Seeks Partnership On Water Transportation
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British Envoy Meets Sanwo-olu, Seeks Partnership On Water Transportation

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, on Friday met with Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to discuss bilateral partnership, which focused on three key areas of common interest – technology-driven water transportation, investment and smart city initiative. The governor, in company of his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, received the British envoy and her entourage in his office for the bilateral meeting, which was held behind closed doors. The envoy said the meeting was necessary, as it was in continuation of a dialogue with Lagos State government on areas of partnership. Addressing reporters after the meeting, Ms Laing said discussion with the governor and his deputy focused on strategies to be adopted by the Lagos government and private sector part...
“Universities Spending Scarce Resource On Course That Are Not Relevant” – Ben Bruce
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“Universities Spending Scarce Resource On Course That Are Not Relevant” – Ben Bruce

Ben Murray Bruce has written in a Tweet that the country, Nigeria's Universities have been spending scarce resources on courses that are irrelevant to her. "Nigerian universities are spending scarce resources on courses that are not relevant to Nigeria. Instead of STEMs (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), we are churning out graduates whose courses cant help them find jobs or start businesses. We must focus on STEMs."
EA Sports deny there’s been scripting in FIFA 19 or previous versions of the game
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EA Sports deny there’s been scripting in FIFA 19 or previous versions of the game

The publishers released a statement claiming that the 'Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment' patent has never been used in the series despite fans' claims For years, FIFA players have claimed that the games have contained hidden features of 'scripting' and 'momentum' which change the outcome of matches. That is the idea that your players begin to play differently i.e. fail with more passes or tackles to help your opponent and make matches more dramatic. It can sometimes feel like every game features a last-minute winner or your opponent suddenly plays perfectly to get back into the game. The FIFA community exploded when 'Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment' was unearthed which stated that the technology would predict how much longer a player would want to play the game and, once it detecte...
VAR will help ‘make football better’, says Man City star Bernardo Silva
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VAR will help ‘make football better’, says Man City star Bernardo Silva

The Blues' Player of the Year believes that the implementation of video technology will only assist in furthering the quality of the game Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva says that he is in favour of the advent of VAR, adding he believes it will help referees improve the game with stronger decisions. The 24-year-old, who recently capped off a superb 2018-19 campaign with victory in the Nations League with Portugal, did however add that the system still requires improvement. Silva, who was named the Blues’ Player of the Year for his exploits in helping them towards a domestic treble as they retained the Premier League title, has been in the form of his life this season.
Ondo Government Reveals Vehicles that’ll no longer Ply its Roads
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Ondo Government Reveals Vehicles that’ll no longer Ply its Roads

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Friday said that vehicles without road worthiness certificates from its computerised inspection project would soon be restricted from plying state’s roads. Akeredolu made this known in Akure during the inauguration of the Ondo State Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre. The Governor explained that this would protect the lives and property of the people, and ensure their safety on the roads in the state. He described the centre as an auto trauma centre where comprehensive electrical and mechanical checks, on all kinds of vehicles, would be carried out before awarding the road worthiness certificate. According to him, the era of awarding certificate of road worthiness without the ...
Blackberry Was A Bastard!! Do You Remember This Feature Back Then On Blackberry?
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Blackberry Was A Bastard!! Do You Remember This Feature Back Then On Blackberry?

I love Technology related Throwback mehn ??? Who remember those days when Blackberry phone was the order of the day? If you no dey use Blackberry or BB aas it’s popularly called back then, you no get level ? Blackberry has a feature such that everyone on your BBM List/Contact will get to see the name of the song you are listening to or the name of the movie you are watching. Na from there I take know Plenty of my Friends & Family that are addicted to watching Porn – I even catch one of my School teacher back then self (The Man come like me all of a sudden when him know say I don know him secret). You remember this? ? Do you remember this? ??? If You Can Relate With This, Have You Say In The Comment Section Let’s hear from you all. Drop your comment. MEANWHILE T...
Twitter suspends 166,153 accounts for posting terrorism related content
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Twitter suspends 166,153 accounts for posting terrorism related content

Twitter in its quest to tackle online terrorism content on its platform says it suspended over 166,000 accounts in the second half of last year.   Together with Facebook and Google, Twitter is under pressure from regulators and governments worldwide to remove extremist content more rapidly or face more heavy-handed legislation.   Announcing its latest transparency report, the company said its technical tools were producing results, with 91 percent of accounts promoting terrorism content proactively suspended by its internal technology, the majority of which happened before their first tweet because the data used to set them up raised red flags.   Twitter suspended 166,153 accounts between July and December last for promoting terrorism, a 19 percent drop fro...
Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor to launch Afrofuturist film production company
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Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor to launch Afrofuturist film production company

Nigerian award-winning writer, Nnedi Okorafor is set to open a film production company solely focused on Afrofuturist shows. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the acclaimed Afrofuturist shared the news on her facebook page @Nnedi Okorafor. She wrote, “Africanfuturism productions, inc.” Afrofuturism is a movement in art, literature and music that exploration the developing intersection of African diaspora culture with technology. The news drew excitement from her fans who took to the comment section to get more details on the project. One user, George Ryman asked, “Wow, for real? like African futurism movies?” In her reply, Okorafor confirmed the news but explained that the company will be focused on TV shows as they were less restrictive compared to films. She said, ...
Presidency lists Buhari’s achievements as first tenure ends, previews second term.
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Presidency lists Buhari’s achievements as first tenure ends, previews second term.

The presidency on Saturday reviewed some achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari. In an article titled “Looking back, and looking forward” Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, recalled what his principal promised and fulfilled. He wrote: “When the government took the reins of power in May 2015, the security of the country was in tatters. Insurgents ran riot, and bombs went off like firecrackers in many parts of the country. North-west, North-east, North-central, including the Federal Capital Territory, were beleaguered. The insurgents were on their way to the southern part, and the whole country would have become history. “But the tested retired Army General took the war to Boko Haram. Stressing that you can’t efficiently manage a country un...
BBM is Shutting down for Consumers on May 31
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BBM is Shutting down for Consumers on May 31

The consumer-facing version of the BBM will be shutting down on May 31, 2019, as the end of the once esteemed messenger seems near. Emtek, the Indonesia-based company that partnered with BlackBerry in 2016, just announced the closure. Invented in 2005, BBM — an acronym for BlackBerry Messenger — grew quickly to become the world’s most popular phone-to-phone messaging service, in the early days of smartphones. It was popular as a safer alternative to text messages because of its robust encryption. But it was quickly eclipsed by services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and many others, as BlackBerry’s lost dominance in smartphones trickled down to BBM. As part of the deal, Emtek took over the running of the free consumer-oriented version of the service, while BlackBerry ...
Police To Employ Technology To Replace Use Of Weapons – Acting IGP
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Police To Employ Technology To Replace Use Of Weapons – Acting IGP

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Abubakar Adamu, has said the Nigeria Police Force will employ technology to replace use of weapons in the fight against extra-judicial killing across the country. The police IG who is in Lagos following the recent extra-judicial killings in the state, made this known while addressing police officers and the press at the Police College, Ikeja. While condoling with the families of the bereaved, the police boss stated that the wrong use of weapons will no longer be tolerated in the state. In his address, he explained that series of training will be done across the country, especially with the handling of weapons and how to address the citizens.
200 level student dies as doctors embark on strike in Cross River
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200 level student dies as doctors embark on strike in Cross River

A 200 level female student of the Department of Food Science Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Calabar (UNICAL) has been reported dead following the strike action embarked upon by Doctors. The student, Miss Rebecca Chukwueke died after nurses and doctors refused to attend to her at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH on Saturday. Miss Chukwueke is the fourth student to die in the University of Calabar and Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH in Cross River State in recent times due to management lapses in both institutions. DAILY POST findings revealed that Miss Chukwueke was ignored at the UCTH because the Doctors and other health personel were on strike but was rushed to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital at Murtala Mohammed High Way, Cal...
Dr. Ling Zhipei Performs Remote Brain Surgery on Patient 3,000km Away
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Dr. Ling Zhipei Performs Remote Brain Surgery on Patient 3,000km Away

Chinese doctor, Dr. Ling Zhipei has performed the first ever brain surgery over a 5G mobile network, according to Chinese media. A patient with Parkinson’s disease allegedly had an implant put in their brain by a doctor who was more than 1,800miles away (3,000km). The doctor who did the operation said the new technology could make it easier for medics to operate on people who live in more remote areas and can’t travel, Mirror UK reports.. Using 5G technology, Dr Zhipei remotely implanted a neuro-stimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, moving instruments in PLAGH hospital in Beijing. The patient was in a clinic on the other side of the country, on the southern Hainan Island. Allegedly, the surgery that ended successfully lasted for thre...
Brands Distance Themselves From Lori Loughlin And Daughter Olivia Jade
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Brands Distance Themselves From Lori Loughlin And Daughter Olivia Jade

"Fuller House" actress Lori Loughlin and her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, have lost endorsements after they were exposed for being involved in a college admissions scam (read here). So far, three companies have distanced themselves from actress Lori Loughlin and her daughter. The Hallmark Channel severed ties with Loughlin on Thursday afternoon, saying in a statement to CNN: We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations. We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third party production. Technology giant Hewlett Packard also removed an ad featuring Loughlin and daugh...
Toke Makinwa Advises Women On Body Enhancement Surgeries
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Toke Makinwa Advises Women On Body Enhancement Surgeries

Media personality, Toke Makinwa advised women on body enhancement surgeries, saying those who are interested in it should go for it. She urged women not to allow anyone stop them from considering having a body makeover. In the latest episode of her vlog, she advised women interested in “fixing their bodies” vie enhancement surgeries, to totally go for it. She buttressed her point by adding that the idea for these body enhancement surgeries were actually given to cosmetic surgeons by God. Toke also made reference to her body, which she revealed in December 2018, was fixed via enhancement surgeries. She said; “This year, I am going to speak to those people who might be going through a phase in their life right now where they’re feeling shamed as a result of things they’v...
Drumming Support for the Next Level
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Drumming Support for the Next Level

Sunday Ehigiator writes that for President of the Emmanuel Umohinyang Foundation and Coordinator of Re-elect Buhari Movement, Emmanuel Umohinyang, his advocacy is based on the need to keep the nation on a steady progressive course Emmanuel Umohinyang is a man that wears the toga of many offices- a legal counsel, philanthropist and president, Emmanuel Umohinyang Foundation, as well as Coordinator of Re-elect Buhari Movement (RBM). Notwithstanding the large portfolio he manages, he ensures none suffers at the hands of another. While his current passion and advocacy is tailored towards the RBM given the time frame before the forthcoming general elections, his interest in his foundation hasn’t waned one bit as he has in recent times feted over 1000 widows and most recently, alongside...

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