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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Federal Govt, Columbia University To Commence Gold Production In Kebbi State

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Before the news, here are some uses of gold in the world today: (1) About 78% of gold consumed each year is made into jewelry. Jewelry is the most common way gold reaches consumers, and has been a primary use for the metal in various cultures. (2) Because gold is so rare and highly valued, this precious metal makes a natural currency, and has for at least 6,000 years. The U.S. used to hold all its monetary currency to a gold standard. (3). Gold is a highly efficient conductor that is able to carry tiny electrical charges, and because of this property a small amount is found in almost all electronic devices, including cell phones, televisions, GPS units and more. (5). Gold makes for the best fillings, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances because the metal is chemically inert, easy to insert and nonallergenic.

Federal Government Begins Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt Refineries

The Federal Government has kick-started the rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refineries. Speaking yesterday at the inauguration ceremony in Port Harcourt, Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of NNPC, said the move was part of government’s effort to achieve 90 per cent local refining capacity. The first refinery in Port Harcourt was commissioned in 1965 to process 60,000 barrels of oil per stream day (bpsd), and the new plant in 1989, with capacity of 150,000 bpsd.

The refineries have a combined capacity of 210,000 barrels per stream day, making it the “biggest oil refining company in Nigeria”. Baru said the rehabilitation would be in two phases, adding that both ENI and the original builders would participate in the process.

Tribunal Declares PDP’s Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election. The three-member panel said during its ruling in Abuja Friday afternoon that the rerun election that held on September 27, 2018, was illegal.
The tribunal, therefore, deducted the votes scored by the APC candidate Gboyega Oyetola at the rerun after declaring the rerun illegal. The tribunal said Mr Adeleke won the election at the first ballot on September 22 and the rerun that INEC devised to reach a final conclusion a week later was illegal.
“The declaration of Oyetola is null and void,” the tribunal ruled in a majority decision with one member dissenting. “The petitioner (Mr Adeleke) having fulfilled the constitutional requirements and scored the majority lawful vote

Friday, March 22, 2019

Governor Yahaya Bello Commissions Solar ICT Centers For Kogi Primary Schools

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In Nigeria, the lack of reliable & affordable electricity is one of the biggest barriers to providing technology to students. Some schools cannot keep the lights on and power a computer classroom simultaneously.

Kogi State government believe education is a human right and that technology can have a dramatic impact on a child’s lifelong success, so the governor Yahaya Bello strive to find innovative ways of expanding access to technology-enabled learning environments, especially in remote regions with extremely limited facilities.
One of the ways he is doing just that is by taking electricity out of the equation. He is combining a more constant energy source — the sun — with energy-efficient computers to develop solar-powered ICT Labs. The goal? Deliver sustainable and affordable ICT labs to underserved communities and schools .

Artificial Breasts Allows Dads To Breastfeed Their Babies

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A Japanese company has taken breastfeeding to another level with a new device that allows men to participate. The device has two fake breasts which could trick any baby into thinking that the milk was coming from ‘original source’. The new Japanese product was designed by a company called Dentsu which allows dads to “breastfeed” their babies by using the wearable device that holds milk or formula.

The product was showcased at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas and is called the “Father’s Nursing Assistant.”
The device has two fake “breasts” and lets dads feed their babies and promotes skin-to-skin contact between fathers and infants. One side holds milk or formula and the other side contains the nipple system. The device doesn’t just feed the baby, it also tracks data

Court Adjourns Ruling On 2face's Lawsuit Against Blackface

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A Lagos State High Court has adjourned 2Face's N50M defamation of character lawsuit, brought to it against his former bandmate Blackface. In his ruling on Wednesday morning, March 20, 2019, Justice Oyefeso of the Lagos High Court adjourned 2Face's lawsuit against Blackface and according to him, a new date which has not yet been fixed will be conveyed to both parties within one week. A statement from Blackface's lawyer, Mani Enajeroh of M.O Enajeroh, after the adjournment of the case reads, ''The Copyright system in Nigeria will eventually kill every iota of creativity in Nigerian music, unless someone takes up this issue of royalties. Even though we don't have functioning collective societies that doesn't mean we can't be fair to one another. Because of speaking out about this Blackface was sued for

Obasanjo Earns N40,000 Salary As National Open University Lecturer

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is earning N40,000 annually as a supervisor at the National Open University of Nigeria, Abeokuta Study Centre, Ogun State, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdalla Adamu, disclosed on Tuesday.

The NOUN VC stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, noting that Obasanjo, a holder of PhD in Christian Theology, has two students in Theological Studies attached to him. The briefing was on the 8th convocation of NOUN, where 20,799 students will be awarded graduate and postgraduate degrees with 103 graduates finishing with first class honours. When asked how the former President was doing after being employed by the university in 2018, the VC said Obasanjo was given an office in Abeokuta and earned N40,000 yearly.
Adamu noted that the 20,799

INEC Server Shows Buhari Lost 2019 Election - Atiku, PDP Claim

Image may contain: 1 person, textSome details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, emerged on Tuesday.
The petition, which sought to rely on 50 sets of documents, was filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission, Buhari and the APC as the first to the third respondents, respectively.
INEC had on February 27, 2019 declared that Buhari won the election with 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku, whom it said polled 11,262,978 votes.
But the petitioners stated in their 139-page petition that “from the data in the 1st respondent’s (INEC’s) server

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

List Of Most Expensive & Cheapest Cities To Live In The World

Image may contain: 1 personParis has come top of a ranking of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore. It's the first time three cities have shared the top spot in the 30-year history of the annual Economist Intelligence Unit survey. Paris had been among the top 10 most expensive cities since 2003 and was "extremely expensive" to live in WHILE Lagos in Nigeria is currently number 6 Cheapest cities in the world to live. Israel's second-most populous city, Tel Aviv, entered the Top 10 for the first time — the only Middle Eastern high-ranked representative in the survey. The survey compares the cost of 160 items, such as food, drink, transport, utility bills, and rent, in 133 cities. It then tracks whether prices have gone up or down by comparing them with the cost of living in New York, which is used as a benchmark.

The Functions Of International Criminal Court & Why Dueterte Will Be Prosecuted

The ICC is responsible for prosecuting individuals accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and instigating wars of aggression. The international prosecutors only take action if the accused are not brought before national courts. Countries can also put in their own request for the ICC to initiate proceedings – and the UN Security Council is also able to refer cases to the court.
The Philippines is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court because its government fears investigation. In March 2018, the Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte announced that he was annulling his country membership of International Criminal Court (ICC). What happened? One month earlier, the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, initiated preliminary investigations against President Duterte for suspected
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