Wednesday, 7 December 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday asked Nigerian elite to stop making what he called expensive demands from his administration because things would no longer be done in the old way. He warned them to stop insisting that things should be done the old way which impoverished the nation.
Chris Kwekowe, a young Nigerian entrepreneur reportedly turn down a job offer be a software engineer at Microsoft, owned by the richest man in the world, Bill Gates to begin his own start-up in Lagos. The twenty-three years old Lagos university graduate proudly revealed this to Bill Gates during a television interview for Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurs in August 2016.
He said he did so to build up his own website called Slatecube– a website aimed at curbing Nigeria`s unemployment problem. “When I told him, Gates was intrigued and he smiled. After the programme, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates?’”
According to reports, a survey of 90,000 young Nigerians which was done in January 2016 discovered that 45% of college graduates didn’t have jobs with key reason on lack of professional skills such as: critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and decision-making.
He noted that Slatecube seeks to solve that problem by nurturing the graduates through digital internships and so far, Slatecube has an 80% employment rate for its users.
Apple said it had 17 million subscribers three months ago, 13 million in April, and 11 million in February. Spotify is still significantly ahead with over 40 million users, but Apple Music has only been available for a year and a half.
His hope for reprieve was dashed by a Cambodian appeals court on Tuesday. The court upheld his prison term. The court also upheld the prison terms slammed on Australian, Ann Yoshe Taylor, 43. The duo were all convicted for trying to smuggle heroin to Australia.
The insurgency war in the North East geo-political zone has been won by the country, according to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai. He made the declaration yesterday in a speech at a conference on security challenges organised by the Federal University, Dutsin-ma, Katsina State, noting that recent happenings were a rumbling of a dying group.
President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned the country’s leaders against adopting the ‘old way’ of doing things to move the nation forward. The President spoke yesterday in Dakar, Senegal, at a meeting with a group of Nigerians in the Diaspora, at the third Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kogi State Council has dragged the Department of State Services to a Federal High Court, Lokoja over unlawful arrest and continued detention of its member, Friday Ogungbemi.
Oladepo Ifedapo Rachael, a corps member of the 2016 Batch ‘B’ died at the Kano orientation camp of renal sepsis occasioned by urinary tract infection, according to the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Suleiman Kazaure.
Three soldiers, two policemen and a prison official have been arrested for allegedly raping Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East. Arrested alongside the soldiers and policemen for the same offence were one prison official, a member of staff, Borno Ministry of Agriculture and two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, Borno State.
Lady Gaga is no stranger to pushing fashion boundaries, and her latest choice would appear to have a hefty price tag to match. The singer recently wore a hat estimated to be worth $1 million.
Gaga performed at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris, which aired last night, and she wore an eye-catching black ensemble as she treated the audience and viewers at home to hits from her latest album Joanne.
The former Minister of Finance stated that she had nothing to do with them and insisted she had not spoken to anyone about running for the 2019 Presidential Election.
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
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The animated sea-faring musical adventure “Moana” charted a winning course for its second straight weekend, topping the North American box office with an estimated $28.4 million, an industry group said Sunday. The Disney film about a brave Polynesian teenage girl on a risky mission to save her people has raked in a total of $120 million since its opening on Thanksgiving Day, Exhibitor Relations said.