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1. Buhari Responds To David Cameron’s Corruption Comment About Nigeria
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has on Tuesday responded to David Cameron, The UK Prime Minster’a comment where he described Nigeria as a “Fantastically corrupt” country.
The President, Muhammadu Buhari described the comment as embarrassing.
In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Garba Shehu, shortly after the news of the Prime Minister’s comment went viral on the Internet, the a president said:
“This is embarrassing to us, to us say the least, given the good work that the President is doing, Mr. Buhari said. “The eyes of the world are on what is happening here.”
2. EFCC arrests Lagos lawyer, Adegboruwa for N61m scam
Commission has arrested popular Lagos-based lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa,
for an alleged N61m scam.
page that Adegboruwa allegedly conspired with some persons to lease the property situated at House 105 Nicon Town Estate,
Lekki Lagos, to one Shelf Drilling Nigeria Limited, in the sum of N61,
631,944.65. The said money was credited to his Zenith Bank’s account,
from where he made disbursements. The matter will soon be charged to
3. FG set to establish six new varsities of science and technology
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says the Federal
Government is working toward establishing six new universities of
science and technology to expand the access to tertiary education.
The Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu, disclosed this at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Tuesday in Abuja.
In his words, “This government has already decided to even add more; it is going to establish six new universities of science and technology.
at the lower level, there will be a technical school in each state of
the federation and then vocational centres at the wards and local
You know, we have a problem of access; if you
look at it last year, one million people sat for the universities but
only 150,000 were taken.
So, we still need to build more universities to create more space for those who want to get in.
then the fact that the six new universities are being created for
science and technology underscores the decision by the government to put
more emphasis on science”.
4. “We will create 210,000 jobs between now and 2018” – Dangote Group
on Tuesday said that his organisation would create 210,000 jobs
for unemployed Nigerians between now and 2018. He said that 80 percent
of the jobs would be in the agricultural sector.
goodwill message at the opening of Katsina Economic and Investment
Summit themed “Unlocking Investment Potentials for Sustainable
and 2018 with 80 percent coming from the agricultural sector. So, we
should pay attention to the agricultural sector for investment
opportunities, particularly when the crude oil is now becoming
unreliable,” he said.
lifetime opportunity for Nigerian, adding that Brazil, which had same
peculiarities with Nigeria, had $350 billion in its foreign reserves,
with 80 percent of the fund attributed agriculture.
indifferent to their dirty environment, Germany is now proposing to
teach us how to keep a clean environment.
Consul-General in Lagos, Mr Ingo Herbert, who made this known on Tuesday
expressed his government’s readiness to include the importance of
keeping a clean environment in its cultural exchange with Nigeria.
Herbert said it was imperative for Nigerians to begin to imbibe the culture of keeping their neighborhoods clean at all times.
“Our new plan of cultural exchange with Nigeria, is to begin to use films to tell Nigerians of the importance of keeping their environment clean. Nigerians need to desist, for instance, from dumping garbage into the creeks, drains along the roadsides, streets and other unauthorized places,’’ he said.
6. Police save frustrated woman from suicide
witness narrated that the woman in her early 40s climbed a water tank
stanchion, about the height of a three-storey building, from where she
threatened to jump down.
The witness said that the woman was shouting at the top of the stanchion before people in the neighbourhood noticed her.
said the neighbours then alerted two policemen who climbed the facility
and pleaded with the woman before she came down at about 6.30 a.m.
The Public Relations Officer of the Imo Police Command, DSP Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident.
Enwerem said that the woman attempted to take her life but was rescued unhurt by policemen who were invited by her neighbours.
to the police spokesman, preliminary information obtained from the
woman showed that she was a Staff of the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of
“The woman climbed a high water tank stanchion
as early as 6 a.m. and was shouting on top of her voice that she was
frustrated and tired of life,’’ he said.
Court, has been closed down after gunmen invaded the court premises,
killing two private security personnel attached the institution.
At the moment, the cause of the killing has not been ascertained, but
security operatives have been deployed in the court premises.
It was learnt that the gunmen had invaded the judiciary complex late
last night and attacked their victims leaving two dead and another
An employee of the judiciary told The PUNCH they had been asked go home for the moment following the incident.
8. Pandemonium as women protest naked in Ebonyi
pandemonium at Nkwegu community near Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state
as over 200 women from Afikpo South Council area of Ebonyi state
protested naked over the alleged continued detention of the President
General of the community, Ndubuisi Ekumankama. He was detained by the police for allegedly demolishing a widow’s house in Amangwu Edda community.
Government House in protest were intercepted by policemen at the Nkwegu,
near military cantonment when they resisted the first team of policemen
who could not withstand the sight of the rampaging naked women.
protested without wearing anything at the upper parts of their body
which threw many into confusion, including the policemen.
Police Commissioner, CP Peace Ibekwe Abdallah who immediately mobilised
another team of policewomen led by the Officer in charge of Criminal
Investigation Department, who led other policewomen to the scene.
election, Mr.Donald Trump has said that the newly elected mayor of
London , Sadiq Khan would be an “exception” to his proposed ban on
Muslims travelling to the US.
Khan had , because of his faith, expressed concern that he would not be able to visit the US if Mr Trump were elected.
Mr Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the US after attacks in Paris killed 130 people last year.
But in his response to this concern, the Republican businessman said “there will always be exceptions.”
The temporary ban has been widely criticised in the US and abroad but
Mr Trump has stood by the proposal, saying it is needed to ensure US
Mr Trump said he was “happy” that Mr Khan would be leading London.
“If he does a good job and frankly if he does a great job, that would be a terrific thing,” he added.
Mr Khan – the son of Pakistani immigrants – is London’s first Muslim
mayor, after beating Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith for the Labour
Party by 1,310,143 votes to 994,614.
“I want to go to America to meet with and engage with American
mayors,” Mr Khan told Time magazine. “If Donald Trump becomes the
president I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith.”
He added that he was “confident that Donald Trump’s approach to politics” would not prevail in America.
10. A Robot Has been Teaching Grad Students Since January and None of Them Knew Until They Were Told
teaches Knowledge Based Artificial Intelligence (KBAI) at Georgia
Institute of Technology. It is a core course for the online Master of
Science in Computer Science programme. Goel estimates that about 10,000
questions are posted in the online forum for the course anytime he
teaches the course.
online classes, and they’re plagued with low retention rates…. One of
the main reasons many students drop out is because they don’t receive
enough teaching support. We created Jill as a way to provide faster
answers and feedback.”
down all the questions (about 40,000) that had been asked on the forum
and fed Jill the questions and answers.
of online classes is that the number of questions increases if you have
more students, but the number of different questions doesn’t really go
up. Students tend to ask the same questions over and over again.”
posted on the forum since January, and none of the students knew she was
a robot until they were told. She responded with words like “yep”, and
“we’d loved to” to some of the emails sent in by students.
will be able to answer about 40% of student’s questions, freeing the
humans to tackle the more technical and philosophical inquiries, such
as “How do you define intelligence?”
confused with customer-service chatbots that “operate at the level of a
novice”. “Jill operates at the level of an expert,” he said.
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