Mamora Decries Rot, Under-Utilisation of Onitsha Port

The new Managing Director of Nigerian Inland WaterWays, Senator. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has decried the rot in Onitsha river port and its under-utilisation. Fielding questions from newsmen yesterday after inspecting the port facilities, Senator Mamora said the Port which was built during  President Shehu Safari’s administration and rehabilitated in 2012 by the administration of Goodluck Jonathan has been lying fallow unused since then. He lamented that the equipment have been lying fallow that they become disused, saying that it like abandoning one’s car for along time when you return back to…

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Apple CEO Says Being gay is “God’s greatest gift to me,”

The Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Tim Cook has disclosed that Four years ago, he became the first CEO of a major company to come out as gay. He says he’s happy about that distinction and his decision. “I’m very proud of it,” the Apple CEO told Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday in an exclusive interview for her program on CNN. Being gay is “God’s greatest gift to me,” he said. Cook came out on October 30, 2014. His sexual orientation had been widely rumored beforehand though he had not confirmed it publicly. “I was public because…

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Lucky Escape For Passengers As Air Peace Flight Developed Fault Mid-air

It was a lucky escape as a major air disaster was averted yesterday after Nigerian carrier, Air Peace Lagos-Owerri Flight 7252 returned to base shortly after take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The incident was due to sudden change in cabin pressure. Mr Chris Iwarah, Corporate Communications Manager, Air Peace, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Friday in Lagos. An airline is said to ‘return to base’ (where it took off) when there is a noticeable fault during flight. Iwarah said: “We confirm that Air Peace Lagos-Owerri…

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FG To Work With Facebook Over Fake News

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the National Campaign Against Fake News has received a boost from the Social Networking Platform, Facebook, which plans to partner with the Federal Government to check the menace. The Minister announced the planned cooperation in Abuja on Tuesday October 9th when he visited Daar Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower, in furtherance of the campaign. He said the national campaign, which was launched on 11th July 2018, has succeeded in bringing the phenomenon to the front burner of national discourse. “We are…

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Google Set To Shut Down ‘Google Plus’……See The Reasons They Gave

Google has said it would shut down Google Plus, the company’s social media platform, after it discovered a security vulnerability that exposed the private data of up to 500,000 users of the service.   In a blogpost by Google on Monday, when the company’s technical staff discovered the bug in March, they decided against disclosing the issue to users because they hadn’t found anyone that had been affected. In the blog post, Google said its “Privacy & Data Protection Office” decided the company was not required to report the security…

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BREAKING: NO PHONES, CAMERAS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN POLLING BOOTHS – INEC

In a bid to ensure a free, fair and successful election in the forthcoming Osun state gubernatorial election, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Monday warned electorate not to come with any electronic device that is capable of recording sounds and images inside the polling booths. INEC boss Disclosing this in Osogbo at the stakeholders’ forum, Yakubu opined that the new development would help to reduce vote-buying and selling which politicians have adopted. Recall that during the Ekiti state election in July, Yakubu promised Nigerians that…

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2019: INEC To Ban Use Of Smart Phones At Polling Units

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, said the commission is considering banning the use of mobile phones at polling units. Mr Yakubu made this known on Friday at an Election Dialogue Series organised by a civil society organisation, YIAGA’s WatchingTheVote, at Sheraton Hotels in Abuja. He explained that mobile phones would be collected from voters when they collect their ballot papers at the polling stations, to curb vote buying in the country. ”The commission would try and ban the use of some devices…

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BREAKING: All Flights To Abuja Airport Cancelled…..Read Why

All early flights to Nnamdi Aziiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, have been cancelled over overshooting of the runway by a chartered aircraft. A Gulfstream aircraft belonging to Skybird Airline with the registration number 5N-BOD overshot the runway on Wednesday night, thereby leading to the closure of the runway by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). As of the time of filing this report, the reason for overshooting the runway by the aircraft was unknown and the airport authorities were still battling to…

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Read Things To Consider Before Buying A Game Console

It can be difficult to decide which console is best for you. To make things somewhat easier, Jumia shares a list of things you have to think about before you make your purchase. Game Type It is very likely that you have a preference for certain types of games. Some people prefer sports games while others prefer shooters. Chances are that there is even a series that you just can’t do without. It is important that you do not end up with a nice new shiny console but the games…

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Wow! See Robot Teaching Children At A Kindergarten School In China

In China, robots are being developed to deliver groceries, provide companionship to the elderly, dispense legal advice and now they have joined the ranks of educators in kindergartens. Just under 60 centimetres (two feet) high, the autonomous robot named Keeko has been a hit in several kindergartens, telling stories and challenging children with logic problems.In one Chinese kindergarten, children giggled as they worked to solve puzzles assigned by their new teaching assistant: a roundish, short educator with a screen for a face. White with a tubby body, the armless robot…

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