Inject more funds in Maths research, don tells FG

PROFESSOR of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Samuel Iyase, has urged the Federal Government to inject more funds into mathematical research to bridge the technological gap between Nigeria and developed countries.

Iyase who delivered the institution’s 14th Inaugural Lecture described mathematics as a catalyst for achieving technological advancement. Read more

Pope Francis will visit Baltic nations to mark their centenaries

The Vatican confirmed the trip on Friday, saying Francis would visit Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania, Riga and Aglona in Latvia, and Tallinn in Estonia.Lithuania has the largest Catholic community in the Baltics, accounting for more than 75% of the nation’s nearly three million inhabitants.The three Baltic nations declared their independence from Russia in 1918 but were incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940 and remained part of it until 1991. Francis has only one other confirmed trip for the rest of 2018, to Geneva in June.Read more

kidney transplant, reveals best friend Francia Raisa

The 25-year-old underwent the surgery last year after battling with Lupus, an autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s health tissue and organs which left her in need of a new kidney.Gomez’s friend Francia Raisa agreed to donate part of her own kidney and has since revealed how the Kill Em With Kindness singer was left terrified by a broken artery after the surgery. Read more

Australian PM asks states, churches to pay child sex abuse victims

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday asked states and territories, as well as churches, charities and other institutions to compensate victims of child sexual abuse. New South Wales and Victoria – the country’s most populous states – will start paying survivors of abuse up to 150,000 Australian dollars (117,000 US dollars) from July as part of a national redress scheme. Read more

See Photo of Woman Who Drives A ‘Keke’ In Lagos After Graduating With A Second Class Upper

Trending news report as this is Stella Adele, a strong and self-sufficient woman who is trying really hard to fend for her family.
 The woman who graduated with a second class upper degree from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, is now a tricycle ‘Keke’ driver in Lagos. In a nation where jobs like driving is peculiar to men, Stella is proving to be an exception to the rule.
 Local reports show that she competes favorably with her male colleagues despite the society’s unwritten law that being a driver is not a woman’s job. Read more

Bank supports read aloud marathon to improve reading culture

After five days of almost non-stop reading, Olubayode Treasures Olawunmi got a well deserved rest, courtesy of GTBank at the WheatBaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.The 40-year old is waiting to hear from the Guinness World Record whether his attempt to surpass Nepalese Deepak Sharma Bajaan’s 113 hours 15 minutes record for the longest Marathon Read Aloud was successful.He spent 122 hours from Monday to Saturday at the Herbert Macaulay Library last week attempting to break the record – enjoying only two-hour breaks every 24 hours (five minutes each hour). During the period, he read 23 books – six more than the Nepalese. Read more

 

Plain ‘Mr Mugabe’ – Zim state press strips ex-president of his revolutionary title

Harare – In Zimbabwe, for the first time in decades, state newspapers are no longer referring to Robert Mugabe as “comrade” after the 94-year-old former president reportedly expressed support for the country’s newest opposition party. All of Zimbabwe’s nationalists and former independence war heroes are referred to as “comrades”, a title that harks back to the ideological training many got from the former Soviet Union and China.But Mugabe’s reported foray into opposition politics appears to have cost him his own rank.Mugabe last week expressed support for the National Patriotic Front led by former cabinet minister and ally Ambrose Mutinhiri. Read more

Britain To Build Prison Wing In Kirikiri

Britain will build a new 112-bed wing at Kirikiri Prison in Lagos so that it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there, foreign secretary, Boris Johnson announced in London today. In a written statement to parliament, Johnson said tenders had been placed and a supplier identified to conduct the building work at Kirikiri. He did not name the supplier. The project will be funded from Britain’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, which has an annual budget of more than 1 billion pounds and aims to commission projects that can help prevent conflicts and stabilize countries or regions. Read more

How Bishop Mike Okonkwo Makes Confession On How He Threatened Members To Pay Tithe

Current update as the founder and presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Bishop Mike Okonkwo, has confessed to threatening his church members into paying tithe.
 The influential cleric admitted in a video which emerged online and is making the rounds on social media that he once threatened members of his church to pay tithe or things will be tight for them.
 Speaking while addressing members of his church, the clergy man noted that pastors are in the habit of using certain “semantics” to manipulate their members into paying tithe. Read more