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Never Depend On Your Academic Certificates Alone – Osinbajo Tells Students

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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

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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.

Ten Good Reasons To Lie To Your Boss

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I 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.

I 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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

Military stops admission of combatant female cadets

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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 PUNCHhas 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.

Lanre Banjo Decries Attack On Nigerians In Ogun By Army, Customs, Police

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Ogbeni Lanre Banjo has denounced what he termed the unjustified attack on Ogun State indigenes by the security outfits in Oja Odan, Yewa. Banjo said this in a statement on Sunday. This was in reaction to the killing of one person and injuring of many on Saturday during a raid on Oja Odan by a combined team of the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Customs Service.

FG Clamps Down On Online Newspapers, Others

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The Federal Government has begun secret moves that will see a number of online newspapers, blogs and websites perceived to constitute “threat to national security” permanently shut down.
Social media and Internet users may also not be exempted from the clampdown, which will begin any moment from now.
The closest clue in what has been interpreted as an indirect attempt to gag the press and suppress opposing views since the advent of the current administration is the controversial bill to regulate social media, which has passed second reading in the Senate.

Lagos Targets 2m Passengers On Water Daily As Ambode Unveils Three Executive Boats

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The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday commissioned three newly acquired executive boats by the State Government, with a pledge to fully explore the tourism and economic potentials of the waterways in the State for the overall benefit of the people.
Speaking at the unveiling of the boats at Caverton Jetty in the Civic Centre area of Victoria Island, the Governor said the State Government was committed to the implementation of the integrated transport management system designed to scale up water, rail and land transportation.


Ambode said the grand plan is to divert at least two million passengers on the waterways daily, thereby reducing traffic on the road.

He said the boats and four Jet Skis recently acquired by the State Government to ensure safety and fight crime on the waterways were prelude to major plans to fully activate the potentials of water transportation, while in coming months the State Government would take delivery of additional seven commercial ferries, amon…