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AT&T Partners Linux Foundation on open source AI project

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The nonprofit Linux Foundation has announced that is working on an open source AI project, and AT&T is one of the founding organizations, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

House of Cards actor, Kevin Spacey declares himself gay

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Kevin Spacey, well known as House of Cards‘actor, has come out as a gay.

Stats show how Russia-linked posts 'reached' 126m Facebook users in US

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Facebook has revealed that as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the last two years.

Apple engineer 'fired' for leaking iPhone X

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Apple has reportedly fired one of its engineers after his daughter posted a video of the iPhone X before the official launch.

How 30 escapes death in Ebonyi auto crash by God’s Grace

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About 30 persons yesterday escaped death in an accident that occurred at the boundary between Enugu and Ebonyi state expressway.

Dino Melaye reacts to Babachir Lawal’s sack, reveals those Buhari should also fire

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Senator Dino Melaye, of Kogi West Senatorial District, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for sacking Babachir Lawal as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

NANS congratulates new SGF, Boss Mustapha, calls for decisive action on Maina

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Monday hailed the appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Ayade presents 50 operational vehicles to security operatives in Cross River

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Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State has presented fifty operational vehicles to security operatives in the state.

Tinubu after a secret meeting with Buhari in Aso Rock reveals this..

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National Leader, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Monday refused to comment on the current clamour for President Muhammadu Buhari to seek reelection in 2019.

Buhari fires Babachir Lawal as SGF, replaces him with Boss Mustapha

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has finally sacked Babachir Lawal, as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

Ibrahimovic wants to teach Anthony Joshua some Bruce Lee skills

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Anthony Joshua has just retained his heavyweight titles to stake his claim as the best boxer in the world but his friend and Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a few tricks to team him.

6-storey building that collapsed has no approval

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A Lagos State Prosecution witness, Marius Agwu, in the ongoing trial of the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Ltd, Richard Nyong, over alleged collapse of six-storey building, on Monday said the collapsed building had no approval.

Honda's cutesy robot cooler helps keeps drinks within reach

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Honda didn't just unveil a slick-looking EV coupe concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. It also had a robot... though it's definitely not the kind of robot you'd expect from the company.

Ferrari FXX-K Evo now has air wings and looks ready to fly

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The winged machine you see above is the Ferrari FXX-K Evo. All those protuberances are there for a reason – from the reshaped front fascia with its carbon fiber splitters to the twin-profile rear wing and fixed fins – and that's to produce downforce.

Toyota TJ Cruiser would fill you up

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SUVs are on the rise as a category, in many regions but particularly in the U.S., and Toyota’s new TJ Cruiser concept aims to address that growing demand in a way that other vehicles in its lineup doesn’t.

Japan Taxi from Toyota would be an international icon

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Japan’s getting an iconic new taxi courtesy of Toyota. The new, aptly named ‘Japan Taxi’ (or Jpn Taxi for conveniently fitting on a rooftop sign) is already on roads, and bears a slight resemblance to London’s signature black cabs.

PDP reveals the only way Buhari, APC can win 2019 election

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the only way the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) can retain power in 2019 is by rigging.

ASUU drags Governor Bello to court over ban of union’s activities

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Kogi State University (KSU) chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dragged Governor Yahaya Bello to court over the ban on its activities within the university.

Biafra: Atiku reveals what IPOB, hate speeches has caused in Nigeria

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Atiku Abubakar, an Ex-Vice President of Nigeria says the agitation for secession spearheaded by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and hate speeches have made present day Nigeria more divided than ever.

Atiku Advices Buhari’s Govt. to solve problem of unemployment

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Former Vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders in the country, to focus on creating jobs for young people. According to Atiku, the most important thing Nigeria needs right now is to eradicate unemployment.

PDP made us not to pay salaries- Aregbesola

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Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Governor of Osun Sate, has ascribed the irregular payment of workers’ salaries by his administration and other states in Nigeria to “economic downturn induced by the brazen corruption, wanton theft of crude oil and mismanagement of the country’s resources by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led Federal Government”.

APC harbours ‘bigger looters’ in Nigeria – Lamido

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Former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has said that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) lied to Nigerians in 2015.

Wanted pension boss, Maina speaks from hideout [WATCH VIDEO HERE]

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The embattled Ex-Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, has finally broken his silence.

Man dies (drowns) after having an accident in Third Mainland Bridge

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It was revealed that an unknown man was retrieved dead from a Ford Explorer salon car which plunged into the ocean from Third Mainland Bridge after an accident on Saturday, October 28.

Bukola Saraki’s daughter wedding: Osinbanjo, Tinubu, Dangote others show up

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Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki gave his daughter, Toyin, out in marriage over the weekend and as can be expected, the wedding saw political bigwigs in attendance. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was one of the prominent guests that graced the occasion amongst other top politicians and business moguls.

Roger Stone says he would sue Twitter for suspending his account

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Roger Stone, a longtime Republican strategist and an informal adviser to President Donald Trump, plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Twitter after the company permanently suspended his account on Saturday.

2017 budget: FG says it recorded 49% non-oil revenue shortfall

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The Federal Government recorded a 49 per cent shortfall in non-oil revenue needed to finance the 2017 budget, figures obtained from the Budget Office of the Federation have revealed.

Losing my job turned me into a car thief-man confesses

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In recent times, a gang led by Ochuko Awusa and Gabriel Ibia has been terrorising and robbing motorists at gunpoint in Kaduna State and its environs.

I paid loyalty to Saraki but he betrayed me-Ndume

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The immediate past Senate Leader, who was removed in controversial early this year, Senator Ali Ndume, speaks on his ordeal in the Senate and allegation of attacking a Borno State House of Assembly member among other issues in an interview with Sunday Aborisade of Punch.

SARS officials shoots Nigerian graduate

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A graduate of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Ekwere Imoh, has alleged that men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Oyo State Police Command, shot him and a female friend, who was simply identified as Doris, at Bodija market area in Ibadan on Saturday night, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Unpaid salaries: PDP set to give out bags of rice to Kogi workers

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The Kogi State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has concluded arrangement to send some bags of rice to help workers cushion the effects non-payment of salary in Kogi state.

Why Buhari is keeping quiet on corruption reports – Presidency Reveals

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The Presidency has given reasons President Muhammadu Buhari has been quiet on cases of corruption involving members of his cabinet.

Fani-Kayode reacts to Osinbajo’s claim that Jonathan gave out N100bn, $295m cash before 2015 election

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Femi Fani-Kayode, an Ex-Minister of Aviation, on Saturday reacted to claim by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan doled out 100 billion naira and $290 million two weeks to the 2015 elections.

Corruption: Jonathan govt. stole N100bn, $295m cash in 2015 -Osinbajo

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Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President has said that the massive looting of the nation’s resources by the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan is responsible for the economic crunch the country is experiencing under the present administration.

Osinbajo blasts Christian leaders, over FG’s ‘plan’ to Islamise Nigeria

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President, has declared that it was impossible for anyone to Islamise Nigeria as claimed by Christian leaders.

FIFA and EA announce the first eWorld Cup

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It’s obvious Esports are showing no sign of slowing down, as the segment continues to grow.

Tony West leaves Pepsi to become Uber’s new Chief Legal Officer

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That may have been the question new Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi was asking when thinking about who to pick to help navigate his ride-sharing service through the murky legal waters it’s now sailing in.

Twitter makes another rule change; to tackle revenge porn

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In the latest of its (likely fruitless) attempts to govern the seething mob that comprises its user base, Twitter rolled out a change in how it oversees the publication of what it euphemistically referred to as ‘intimate media’. Even @odey_owojela is watching this closely.

Somalia Mogadishu: Explosions hits capital

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At least two explosions have rocked the Somali capital Mogadishu, just two weeks after huge bomb killed more than 350 people, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Facebook to show who buys political ads

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Social media giant, Facebook has announced measures to make political advertising on the social media platform more transparent.

Averon closes $8.3M funding to make smartphones the key to ID online

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As the threat of cyber attacks increases, sign in and identity verification procedures are becoming utterly cumbersome. There’s no “identity” layer to the internet (until there is a mainstream Blockhain solution perhaps?).

Facebook denies 'listening' to its users conversations

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A top Facebook executive has denied the social network uses a device's microphone to listen to what users are saying and then send them relevant ads.

Nigeria wants to send a Man to the Moon

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Have you heard of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Nigeria’s space program? They are doing something that is really of concern..

How we saved N216bn from rice import – BOA

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The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) says Nigeria has saved over $600m (N216bn) from not relying on rice import from Thailand and other countries, after the nation’s domestic mass production increased under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, Owojela’s Blog reports.

SS3 Student shot dead by Police in Bayelsa

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A policeman identified as Corporal David Napoleon has reportedly shot a teenager, Tomizibe Johnson, to death in Bayelsa State.

Operation Crocodile smile: 85 cult members, smugglers arrested in Lagos, Bayelsa

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Men of the Nigerian Army participating in the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile II have arrested no fewer than 85 suspected smugglers, drug dealers, robbers, kidnappers and hoodlums in Lagos and Bayelsa states, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

22 year old girl says killing her uncle was no intentional

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A 22-year-old lady, identified as Tina Rebecca Sunday, is being held by the police in Enugu for killing her uncle, one Friday Mathew, Owojela’s Blog reports.

Why I am Single at age 31-Iyanya

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Popular Nigerian Singer, Iyanya is blessed with a physique most women drool over. He knows this perhaps, little wonder he pulls off his shirt on stage and winds his waist during performance..lol.

La Liga: How Rodrigo kept Valencia’s resurgence rolling

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Valencia maintained their stunning revival under Marcelino Garcia Toral to move to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Alaves on Saturday thanks to Rodrigo’s penalty 24 minutes from time.

How God used my hit song to cure an insane man –Dr Bola Are Reveals

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Mama Dr Bola Are, a Veteran gospel singer, is in a celebratory mood and the reason is not something of surprise.