Uber Aims for an Edge in the Race for a Self-Driving Future – New York Times

Uber Aims for an Edge in the Race for a Self-Driving Future – New York Times

New York Times Uber Aims for an Edge in the Race for a Self-Driving FutureNew York TimesThe co-founders of Otto, Anthony Levandowski, left, and Lior Ron, were veterans of Google's car and mapping efforts before they started Otto in January. Credit Ramin Rahimian for The New York Times. A world in which cars drive themselves may come …Travis Kalanick on Uber's bet on self-driving cars: 'I can't be wrong'Business InsiderUber is about to start giving rides in self-driving carsLos Angeles TimesUber paid $680 million for self-driving truck company Otto for the…

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Devaluation: Did President Buhari get it (1)

Devaluation: Did President Buhari get it (1)

Last week, my gate keeper suddenly packed his luggage with the intention of quitting his job. The reason he decided to withdraw his services and return to his country is the weakening exchange rate between the CFA franc, the currency of the Francophone countries and the naira. If you have not guessed already, my security man, Honoree, is from the Republic of Benin and after receiving his salary every month, he changes a portion of it into CFA franc and remits the same to his folks back home. Owing to…

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Nigeria and the silly blame game

Nigeria and the silly blame game

Fola Ojo About Nigeria, the following are facts we need not belabor: Oil prices have crashed; oil is leaking into strange barrels of thievery; gas is gasping for breath; money is scarce; food is unavailable; befitting living is unaffordable; and the US dollar now sells for about N400. The employables are not employed. The few employed employees are not paid for the work they do. States’ treasuries have been depleted and resources have hit rock-bottom. These are the present-day testaments in Nigeria. As long as you are a Nigerian with…

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Suspension of tenure policy in federal civil service

Suspension of tenure policy in federal civil service

Joseph Oladosu The tenure policy in the civil service was to the effect that officers who have served as directors for eight years must retire compulsorily even if they have not met the statutory retirement terms and conditions of the contract of employment in respect of age and length of service. In an explanation on an AIT programme, a former Director-General, Public Service Reforms, Mr Goke Adegoroye, disclosed the rationale that informed the emergence of the policy. According to him, it was a response to a kind of infiltration by…

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Responding urgently to flood alarm

Responding urgently to flood alarm

WHAT was merely an alert a few weeks ago has morphed into reality with reports that some communities in Zamfara, Plateau, Gombe, Benue, Nasarawa and Kano states have been overwhelmed by floods. This seems to be a harbinger of greater deluge that is underway. Government at all levels, therefore, should urgently respond to the challenge. The authorities in Niger Republic had signalled their Nigerian counterparts about the looming danger reminiscent of the episode in 2012, following rising water levels in the upper reaches of the River Niger. About 801 persons…

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Clinton Foundation says it will limit donations if Clinton is elected – CNN

Clinton Foundation says it will limit donations if Clinton is elected – CNN

CNN Clinton Foundation says it will limit donations if Clinton is electedCNN(CNN) The Clinton Foundation said Thursday it will not accept foreign or corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president in November. Bill Clinton told foundation staff about the decision at a meeting, according to Clinton Foundation …Bill Clinton, Big Money To Leave Foundation If Hillary Clinton Is ElectedNPRClinton Family Plans to Scale Back Foundation If Hillary Clinton Wins ElectionWall Street JournalClinton Foundation to stop accepting foreign and corporate donations if Hillary winsPoliticoBloomberg –The Hill (blog) –Daily Beast –USA TODAYall 150 news…

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Police say Ryan Lochte, swimmers lied about alleged robbery – USA TODAY

Police say Ryan Lochte, swimmers lied about alleged robbery – USA TODAY

USA TODAY Police say Ryan Lochte, swimmers lied about alleged robberyUSA TODAYRIO DE JANEIRO — Rio police said on Thursday that four U.S. Olympic swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint fabricated their story to cover up for a drunken night that ended with them vandalizing a gas station bathroom. “It seems that they …Police discredit Ryan Lochte's robbery story, say swimmers owe Rio an apologyWashington PostBrazil police: American swimmers weren't robbedYahoo SportsCan Brazil get Ryan Lochte extradited?CNNLos Angeles Times –OregonLive.com –New York Daily News –NBCNews.comall 2,067 news articles » Source: Google News…

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The way forward for Nigerian universities (1)

The way forward for Nigerian universities (1)

Timothy Odiaka On Friday, June 3, 2016, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had an interactive meeting with Pro-chancellors and Vice-chancellors of all federal universities in the country in order to deliberate on the way forward in addressing the pathetic state of our universities. To the best of my knowledge, this action by the minister is the first of its kind in Nigeria since my arrival from Cambridge in August 1981 to join the services of the University of Ibadan in the Department of Chemistry. I am tempted to believe…

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Sumner Redstone Is Said to Prevail in Fight for His Media Empire

Sumner Redstone Is Said to Prevail in Fight for His Media Empire

A truce has been reached in the vicious corporate battle that pitted the 93-year-old mogul and his daughter against his longtime confidants and directors at Viacom. Source: New York Times All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from 104.5 Love FM AbujaShare on: whatsapp

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Alumona laments Ajagba defeat

Alumona laments Ajagba defeat

’Tana Aiyejina Boxing promoter Jenkins Alumona has lamented the defeat of Nigerian’s sole boxing athlete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Efe Ajagba. The pugilist on Tuesday lost to Kazakhstan’s world number two Ivan Dychko via a unanimous decision in the quarter-finals of their super heavyweight bout in Rio. “I was not happy watching our lone boxer lost to an oversized Kazakh. Is it not the same event we used to feature six boxers? The first Olympics I covered as a journalist was Seoul ’88 and boxing was a big…

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