Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tokyo stocks snap four-day winning streak

Pedestrians walk in front of an electronics stock indicator showing share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 14, 2018. Tokyo stocks opened lower on March 14, with investor sentiment cautious after US President Donald Trump replaced his top diplomat and reports said he is planning new tariffs on China. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI

Tokyo stocks fell Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak, as investors locked in profits after US President Donald Trump replaced his top diplomat and reports said he is planning new tariffs on China.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.

Respect tradition of host communities, NYSC DG tells corps members

NYSC members

Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure, has charged Batch ‘A’ corps members, currently undergoing orientation in Benue State, to respect the culture and tradition of the people.
Kazaure, who gave the charge, yesterday, while on routine visit to camps across the country, also urged them to learn the languages of their host communities
Represented by the NYSC Director of Corps Certification, Lady Clara Anekwe, the DG enjoined them to obey camp rules.

Stakeholders seek clarification on proposed 100,000 housing units by FG

The plan by the Federal government to deliver 100,000 units of affordable homes to Nigerians under a social housing scheme, annually, has been attracting the attention of those in the housing sector, asking for more clarification on the issue, especially, the modality at which the project will be delivered
The Minister of State for Power Works and Housing II, Hassan Zarma, disclosed this during an inspection tour of projects under the National Housing Programme (NHP), in Lafia, Nassarawa state, recently, where he stated that low income earners such as artisans, commercial vehicle operators am

Trump slams record EU fine against Google

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday after Brussels hit US tech giant Google with a record fine, and warned he would no longer allow Europe to take “advantage” of the United States.
“I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google,” Trump tweeted in reaction to the 4.34 billion euro penalty imposed on Google for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system.
“They truly have taken advantage of the US, but not for long!” he said.

C3 Network Symposium Announces Change of Venue

has announced that the venue for the C3 Network Symposium has been moved to Oriental Hotel, Lagos. The event holders explained the previous venue has been shut down due to facility mishap.

Read More: C3 AFRICA Networking Symposium’s “Content Is Queen” Returns

They, however, state that the order of programmes still stands.

Fayemi presents certificate of return to Buhari


Ekiti state governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday presented his certificate of return to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fayemi, former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, was the candidate of the national ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election.
Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the Chief Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, said Fayemi polled 197,459 votes to emerge the winner.

Lagos APC to adopt consensus candidate today 

The Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) may adopt consensus candidates at its State congress scheduled to elect the executive members today.
According to reliable sources, the leadership of the party in Lagos has agreed on those whose names are to be ratified as state executive in the state congress.
As at this morning, some of the names being touted as executive members include former Commissioner for Hone Affairs, Mr.

Wale Adebanwi on Mama HID (63)

WHILE her children and grandchildren were meeting in Efunyela Hall, someone suggested that H.I.D should go to Efunyela Hall to greet them. Around 1p.m, she was placed on her wheel-chair and pushed to the hall. As she entered the hall, her children and grandchildren erupted in cheers and broke into a song.
Mama o, Mama o, Mama o,
Oluwa je ki Mama pe fun wa….
(Mother, Mother, Mother,
May the Lord grant mother many more years…..)
She was happy. When they were done, she prayed fervently for them emphasizing that they would all live long enough to be similarly honoured.

NAHCON wants clerics to educate intending pilgrims on new Saudi policies

Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
THE National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has called on Islamic clerics to assist the commission in educating those intending to be part of the 2018 hajj on new Saudi Arabia policies on pilgrimage.
The Executive Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, made the call during a town hall meeting for intending pilgrims and ulama (clerics) organised by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (FMPWB), in Abuja.





“Gross, but strangely compelling”: Chunks of London’s fatberg go on display

LONDON — The Mona Lisa it is not. But the new “Fatberg!” exhibition in central London is nonetheless drawing attention for its own special reasons. The latest attraction at the Museum of London is rock-like, repugnant and revolting. It also has tiny bugs living on it.


Group picks Amosun’s aide as APC governorship candidate

A group under the banner of Ijebu/Remo Governorship Agenda Elders Forum, has picked Chief Bimbo Ashiru, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Ogun East Senatorial District.

Why we regard Deji of Akure as our father —Iralepo of...

Oba Joseph Olu Ojo is the Iralepo of Isinkan. In this interview with Hakeem Gbadamosi, he speaks on a number of issues relating to his domain.

How did you emerge as the Iralepo and how many obas reigned before you?
We have 36 kings before me, I am the 37th Iralepo.



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