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Covid-19: UNILAG becomes first university in Africa to acquire profiling robots (Photos)

The University of Lagos, UNILAG has acquired profiling Robots capable of detecting Covid-19 and for the purpose of enhancing studies. This was disclosed by the university management via their Twitter handle on Monday, June 29. It tweeted, “Today, UnilagNigeria received a donation of some cloud-based intelligent humanoid robots, CRZR from @ThePlatformCap. While donating the the robots to the university, the chairman @ThePlatformCap Dr. Akintoye Akindele stated that the donation of the robots was made in order to improve the learning experience in the university as a whole.” Although the university did not reveal the robots are for Covid-19 profiling purposes, the humanoid robots are known to have such abilities. They can Be Programmed to Identify Unwanted Items and check body temperature. The robots are Interactive and can lead or direct someone. Profiling robots can also be used for detection of security threats and possession of dangerous items by anybody on campus. If

Four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing appear in court (Photos)

The four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing appeared before a judge on Monday, June 29. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane, who are accused of aiding and abetting in Floyd's death, appeared before Judge Peter Cahill on Monday afternoon in a courtroom at the Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis. They were accompanied by their defense attorneys.  As for Derek Chauvin, who is charged with 2nd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter in the case, he appeared via video monitor from the prison where he’s being held.  Prosecutors disclosed that they have gathered about 8,000 pieces of evidence and continue to gather more. Thao's attorney, Robert Matthew Paule, provided the following statement on Monday: "I have not commented publically in any regard... I've done so out of respect for Mr. Floyd and his family, I'm going to continue to do that. The judge today issued an order telling the litigants, whom

EFCC arrests CashNation boss ‘Kashy’ for alleged internet fraud

Babatunde Oyerinde Abidoun a.k.a. Kashy, said to be the owner of a record label 'CashNation Ent. Ltd' has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in internet fraud.  The suspect who allegedly shuttles between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and allegedly uses the proceeds of his fraudulent activities to fund his lavish lifestyle, was arrested at his residence in Lekki Conservative Estate in Lagos following intelligence gathered overtime about his suspicious lifestyle. According to the anti-graft agency, investigations linked his fraudulent activities to his domestic staff, Thomas Aliu Akwu who confessed to having different accounts domiciled in UBA, Ecobank, GTB, Zenith Bank and FCMB and also receiving money for his boss through the accounts.

Nigerian lady dies of ulcer barely two months after complaining of hardship

A Nigerian lady identified as Sandra Chinenye Obioha has unfortunately lost her life barely two months after crying out on facebook over hunger. Late Sandra Obioha had taken to Facebook on 4th April, 2020 to lament over hardship caused by COVID-19 lockdown. Her post reads; “If I die in this lockdown, no need for autopsy. Na yam and red oil and Garri with salt will kill me”. Unfortunately, the lady couldn’t make it as a recent tweet from Morris Monte has confirmed that she has lost her life to ‘ulcer’. His tweet reads; “And she died from ulcer after complaining… People are dying due to hardship. This is sad. Very sad. Very beautiful girl for that matter. May she rest well…”

FG reopens schools for only graduating students; Primary and daycare centers to remain closed. Lifts ban on Interstate travels

The Federal government has extended the ease of lockdown beginning from tomorrow Tuesday, June 30 to July 29.  Announcing this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19, the National Co-ordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, said the extension of the eased lockdown however comes with some modifications.  Aliyu mentioned that the ban on interstate travel will be lifted as from July 1st. He said interstate travel must only be done outside the national curfew hours which is between 10pm and 4am. So people can travel between 4am to 10pm. He said anyone without a facemask will not be allowed into any motor park and that commercial buses will only be allowed to operate on 50% capacity. For interstate travels, movement across state borders will be allowed only outside curfew times effective ffrom the firt of July'' he said With regards to Education, Aliyu said schools will reopen nationwide only for graduating classes which are Primary Six, JS3, and SS3. He added th

FG to announce next phase of eased lockdown tomorrow June 30

The Federal government will announce the next phase of the eased lockdown tomorrow June 30. This was disclosed by the Secretary to the government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha. Members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 had a meeting with President Buhari where they briefed him on how Nigerians are complying to all the COVID-19 protocols. Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, who gave an insight into what was discussed at the meeting, tweeted  “Today is the last day of Nigeria’s phase II of the eased lockdown, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefed and submitted their recommendations to the President for approval, the next lines of action will be announced tomorrow, SGF Boss Mustapha discloses.” Mustapha also disclosed that the Federal government is considering Precision lockdown which is locking down eighteen local governments where at least sixty percent of the

Fashion Model, Vera Wang Shows Off Hot Figure As She Celebrates 71st Birthday (Photos)

Popular fashion model, Vera Wang has taken to Instagram to share sexy photos of herself in celebration of her 71st birthday. The beautiful bridal designer has been sharing a number of stylish photos and setting social media ablaze with her perfectly toned, straight legs. In a recent interview, the iconic designer spoke on how she developed such a great body and her sense of fashion and style. “I work out most days, And of course, I have a hardcore fashion group, and me having my lifelong obsession with leggings, I had the opportunity to actually ‘play’ with clothes, something even a fashion designer rarely has the luxury of doing.”, Vera said.

Girl, 13, "pregnant by boy aged10" is rushed to hospital with birth complications

A  pregnant Russian girl, who claimed a 10-year-old boy is the father of her unborn child, has been rushed to hospital with birth complications. Darya Sudnishnikova was aged just 13 when she appeared on TV to claim 10-year-old Ivan, aka Vanya, is responsible for her pregnancy.  In January, Darya told TV viewers: "It was Vanya's idea (to have sex). But I did not mind. He closed the door leaving the key in the lock, so his mum could not open the door.”  She later said she was raped by a boy, 16, and had felt too ashamed to say. But Ivan, also known as Vanya, now 11, promised to raise the baby girl with her. Now there are fears the baby may be born premature and the mum-to-be says it leaves her feeling "more afraid than ever". New videos from hospital show her strapped up for a cardiotocography to check the foetal heartbeat. Darya, now 14, who has become a social media star in her homeland with a quarter of a million following her through her pregnancy, said

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over the murder of top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani; asks Interpol to help

Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others over the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad. Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, June 29, that Trump and more than 30 others who Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani face "murder and terrorism charges", the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. Apart from Trump's name, Alqasimehr did not identify the other suspects. He stressed that Iran would continue to pursue Trump's prosecution even after his presidency ends. Alqasimehr also was quoted as saying that Iran requested a "red notice" be put out for Trump and the others, which represents the highest level arrest request issued by Interpol.  Local authorities end up making the arrests on behalf of the country that request it. The notices cannot force countries to arrest or extradite suspects

Manchester United Officially Welcomes DJ Cuppy After Dumping Arsenal.(tweet)

English Premier League football club, Manchester United  has officially welcomed DJ Cuppy as a fan after she dumped Arsenal FC. It should be recalled that some couple of days ago, the Nigerian Disc Jockey took to social media to shed tears over recent heartbreaks she suffered in the hands of Arsenal FC.Cuppy had said she will join Man United only if Ighalo scores against Norwich City during FA Cup match on Saturday.Subsequently, DJ Cuppy yesterday formally decamped from Arsenal to Manchester United after Jude Ighalo scored in the club’s FA Cup clash against Norwich City.Following her announcement, Manchester United took to Twitter to officially welcome her to the club. See tweets below;

It's a boy!- Regina Daniels and husband, Ned Nwoko, welcome their first child together

Regina Daniels and her billionaire hubby, Ned Nwoko, have welcomed their first child together, a boy. Regina and Ned welcomed their bundle of joy today Monday, June 29, two days after her friends threw her a surprise baby shower. Her brother shared the good news on his Instagram page this afternoon. ''OFFICIALLY AN UNCLE YOU KNOW? Congratulations my diamond It’s a bouncing baby boy Iyanu ti sele @regina.daniels @regina.daniels Gods the greatest '' he wrote In May, Regina and her hubby confirmed they were expecting their first child. Congrats to them.

Over 1m Nigerians applied for N-Power in less than 48 hours - FG

The federal government has revealed that over one million people applied for the N-Power program, after the application portal was opened for 48 hours. The deputy director information of the ministry of humanitarian affairs disaster management and social development, Rhoda Iliya said the applications for N-Power which is one of the national social investment programmes of the federal government targeted at ending poverty in the country, is an indication of the number of youths who need jobs and the confidence in the program. The statement read; “The ministry wishes to reiterate that all young Nigerians between the ages of 18-35 with or without formal education can apply for a slot in the new program which would be very focused on agriculture. “The number of applications so far received is an indication of the number of our youths who need jobs and the confidence in the program. “The ministry will continue to collaborate with its technical partners to provide timely support

Man accuses police of planting weed in his car and extorting him of N40k in Lagos

A Nigerian man has accused some police officers of planting weed in his car, leaving him with a swollen face and extorting him of N40k in Aguda area of Lagos state. @nifemi_fyr said he was beaten and handcuffed for "something he knew nothing about". He tweeted;  FUCK @PoliceNG Your people planted weed inside my cab and extorted 40k from me and my friends. AGUDA POLICE STATION. @PoliceNG @segalink this is how people go to jail for a crime they didn’t commit. They even beat me and handcuffed me for something I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. I'm always hearing about it but TODAY i witnessed this shit with my own eyes WTF @PoliceNG YOU PEOPLE IN THE POLICE FORCE ARE DISGUSTING. This police man punched my face twice wtf They even said if we don’t drop 50k we aren’t leaving. we’re scared and terrified we just had to beg them until they accepted 40k and let us go. Planted weed in my car and still extorted 40k from me said we are “yahoo boys” and we are doing drugs wtf. He didn’

"If you really mean well, give her until 18 years old" Di'ja condems child marriage. (tweets)

Singer Di'ja took to Twitter to condmen child marriage while taking awareness about Obstetric Fistula. The mum-of-three  said women should be allowed to grow up before marriage and procreation. She suggested men wait till women are 18. She added that 18 is still too young but can be a start.  She wrote: "Our young girls need to be allowed to grow up before doing grown man and women things like marriage and anything to do with sexual reproduction. If you really mean well you will at least give her until 18 years old, while honestly guiding her spirit. Not every one means well."  A follower mentioned that 18 is still too young and Di'ja added: "That’s why I say “at least” legally the laws. But even that IS too young. Especially in today’s world."  Raising awareness about Obstetric Fistula, she wrote: "DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OBSTETRIC FISTULA? Very high in young girls early marriages whose reproductive systems have not fully developed. Ya Allah we ask

Hushpuppi’s friend, Mr Woodberry has fallen ill in U.S. Prison – Kemi Olunloyo reveals

Controversial media personality, Kemi Olunloyo, has said that Olalekan Jacob Ponle, aka Mr Woodberry, who was arrested with Hushpuppi alongside 10 others, has fallen sick in Prison. Kemi who revealed that they have spent 9 days in Moshannon federal prison, United State, said he is being treated. “Hushpuppi and Woodberry have spent 9 days in Moshannon federal prison.Sadly Woodberry has fallen ill and being treated. They did not expect this. Criminal Fraudsters $450M” she tweeted. It could be recalled that Dubai police accused Hushpuppi and his cybercrime squad of defrauding over 1, 926,400 victims of $435.6 million.  $40.9 million in cash and more than a dozen luxury cars where seized during the arrest.

Body of six year old girl allegedly raped to death, found inside a mosque in Kaduna

The body of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped to death by yet-to-be-identified persons, has been found inside a mosque located at New Road, Kurmi Mashi by Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass, Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State. Spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident, said the body was discovered on Friday, June 26. He said the community members called men of the Kurmi Mashi police division to make a report after seeing the dead body at about 3.20pm which is close to the time they were supposed to converge for their Friday prayers. Jalige said no arrest has been made but that the police is investigating the matter.  ''Though no arrest has been made in connection to the crime, but police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi division of the Command have launched an investigation to unravel the misery. Yes, the case was reported at Kurmi Mashi division on Friday. Our men in that division received a call from the people