Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Haiti Joins The African Union (AU)

The African  race is gradually coming together. Where other world groupings are primarily motivated by strategic, security, political and economic interests, Africans wherever they are can count also on their common history of being african.

California Legalizes Google's Driverless Car On Public Roads

The state of Carlifornia has passed a bill which allows the usage of Google’s driverless car on the state’s public roads.Governor Jerry Brown rode to the signing ceremony at Google headquarters in the passenger seat of a vehicle that steered itself, a Prius modified by Google. Google co-founder Sergey Brin and State Senator Alex Padilla, who sponsored the bill, were along for the ride. An engineer for the technology company, Chris Urmson, sat in the driver’s seat, but the car drove itself.

JAMB Set To Release Exam Results 30 Minutes After The Examination

 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde has said that the proposed Computer Based Test (CBT) which will enable candidates write their examination on-line, will commence from 2013.

According to the JAMB registrar, who led the advocacy visit to Kaduna State Ministry of Education, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna Polytechnic and National Teachers Institute (NTI), the board will also ensure uninterrupted power supply during the examination.
He said although UTME candidates for 2013 will have options of Paper Pencil Test (PPT) and Dual Based Test (computer and paper), the board will begin full blown computer based testing by 2015.
“From now on, with the use of Computer Based Testing (CBT), candidates will get their result within 30 minutes after the examination. It will also address cases of result black out and examination malpractice.
Are we really matured for this?

Hot Shots From Africa Fashion Week In Los Angeles 2012, Day 1

The maiden edition of the AFWLA was just a few weeks ago. The venue of the fashion showcase was the Papillion Institute of Art, S. Main Street, Los Angeles. Just like we made mention in our first report, we had crazy fun running around Los Angeles.

Hot Shots From Africa Fashion Week In Los Angeles 2012, Day 1

Relationships: Do You Know Your Fiance

No one wants to be surprised to find that their new spouse has a serious drinking problem or is a complete slob. There are certain fundamental issues that need to be resolved before two people enter into a marriage.
Until you've lived with someone for a while or been in a long relationship, it's hard to know almost everything about them. Open the lines of communication and have a series of heart-to-heart talks about the things that matter most.

Stop The Fraudulent PROMOS Now! –NCC Bans Telecoms Promos

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday [Nov. 12] banned all promotions and lotteries being run by telecoms companies with immediate effect. The commission said in recent times, it had been inundated with complaints from consumers and industry stakeholders against the promotions offered by the telecommunications operators.

Kingwa Kamenchu; The 29-Year-Old Kenyan Presidential Aspirant

The African continent in recent years, has witnessed a surge in the number of young people aspiring for political offices.In countries where these young people go on to win the elections, they are credited with good performance and accountability.

Government In Talks With Boko Haram – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday confirmed that it had commenced dialogue with the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram. It however said that the dialogue was not the type envisaged by Nigerians. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati.

EFCC Arraigns Pastor Henry Uhunmwagho Over American Visa Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday, November12, 2012, arraigned Pastor Henry Uhunmwagho, 33, before Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court 2 sitting in Benin City, Edo State on a nine count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence.

Count number one of the charges read: “that you Henry Uhunmwagho on or about the 13th day of August, 2010 in Benin within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court did with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N300, 000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira) from one Odion Princewill C. under the pretence that you were going to procure a United States of America Visa for him which you knew was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act of 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.

Obasanjo: "The Danger Ahead Is Real and Potent, Revolution Coming"

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed fears that Nigeria will witness a revolution soon unless government takes urgent steps to check growing youth unemployment and poverty.
Speaking at the West African regional conference on youth employment in Dakar, Senegal at the weekend, Obasanjo said the danger posed by an army of unemployed youth in Nigeria can only be imagined.
"I'm afraid, and you know I am a General. When a General says he is afraid, that means the danger ahead is real and potent," he said.


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