Thursday, 23 November 2017

Never Depend On Your Academic Certificates Alone – Osinbajo Tells Students

Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has warned youths in the country never to rely on their academic certificates alone to survive.

Osinbajo said this in Ibadan Today Thursday, November 9, while speaking at the 10th convocation ceremony of the Lead City University, where 590 students were awarded first degree certificates.

Tinubu visits Afenirere leader, says no automatic ticket for Buhari

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday declared that the party would follow the normal democratic process in choosing its standard bearer for the 2019 presidential election.

He said the leadership of the party had not endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole candidate for the forthcoming presidential election.
His declaration was against the recent endorsement of President Muhammadu as the sole candidate of  the APC for the 2019 election by the APC governors.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Ten Good Reasons To Lie To Your Boss

started my job three years ago. The company was a successful startup, and the culture is still in many ways a small-company culture although the company is much bigger now.

interact with the VPs and the CEO almost every week. I started at this company reporting to the CTO and a year ago in a reorganization I was moved under the Director of Marketing, "Julie."

Julie is very smart and capable but she is very insecure. I have never had a problem with any manager I've reported to, but Julie is a challenging person to work for.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Uber drivers in Lagos are using a fake GPS app to inflate rider fares

Two rides from different
drivers which show
how the fake
GPS layers on the
left versus another ride (Yemisi Adegoke)
Some Uber drivers in Lagos have been using a fake GPS itinerary app to illicitly bump up fares for local riders.

Initially created for developers to “test geofencing-based apps,” Lockito, an Android app that lets your phone follow a fake GPS itinerary, is being used by Uber drivers in Lagos to inflate the cost of their trips.

In some cases, inflated trips can cost riders more than double the rate they should be paying. “It’s more like a parasite,” says Mohammed, a driver for both Uber and Taxify in Lagos. “It sets the false GPS movement while allowing the phone also to keep track of its actual movement. The Uber app can’t tell the difference between both so it just calculates both.”

Olamide bags 500k in BET9JA sponsored Lagos Women Run 2017

Saturday 11th of November, over 2,000 women turned up for the 2017 edition of the Lagos Women Run sponsored by Bet9ja.

The Lagos Women Run kicked off in grand style at the National Stadium at 7:00am, Lagos taking the athletes round a 10KM run in central Lagos metropolis and ended at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
Oluwaseun Olamide, who was last year’s runners up, won the 10km race in 41:04:66. The defending champion, Fadekemi Olude, finished second with a time of 41:53:05, while Faustina Ogbu, came in at the third spot in 43:10:98.

Lagos Increases Police Presence On Streets, Releases Emergency Numbers

The Lagos State Police Command said it has increased the presence of its operatives and vehicles on the streets.

In this regard, it urged members of the public not be unduly concerned with the increased presence of policemen across the state, including the location of patrol vehicles at strategic traditional points.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Military stops admission of combatant female cadets

In a major policy reversal, the Nigerian military is set to end the admission of female cadets into the combatant course of the Nigerian Defence Academy, The PUNCH has learnt.

A set of 20 females, nicknamed Jonathan Queens, were first admitted into the course in Nigeria’s premier military officer training institution during the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in 2011.

It was learnt that the recommendation to end the programme was made by the Armed Forces Council which was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari last week.