Showing posts from October 28, 2017

Robot Sophia, Gets Citizenship In Saudi Arabia.

History has been made in Saudi Arabia today as a humanoid robot has been granted citizenship for the first time.

The robot, Sophia, took to the stage at a conference in Riyadh this week to express her delight at being given citizenship, which she described as ‘historical.’
Sophia also mocked Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, claiming that her interviewer had been ‘reading too much Elon Musk’, in response to his concerns about robots.

Not everyone is happy with the Sophia’s citizenship, with some describing her as ‘bizarre’ and others referring to it as ‘Terminator in real time.

Sophia is a humanoid robot designed by Hong Kong firm, Hanson Robotics, who has previously hit the headlines for addressing the UN.
Speaking at the conference, Sophia said: ‘I am very honoured and proud for this unique distinction.

‘This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship.’Sophia went on to explain her hopes for robots in the future.

During an exchange with moderato…

The Report Of Stewardship.

The immediate past Rivers State commissioner for Transport, Deacon Akie D.T Fubara JP, FCAI, CMILT recently recieved a delegation of the National PDP Ex Councillors Forum, Opobo/Nkoro LGA Chapter in his office in Port Harcourt over the weekend, Deacon Fubara said that he had no regrets serving as campaign coordinator for Gov. Wike in Opobo/Nkoro LGA during the 2015 elections which evidential proof is the victory of Hon.Adonye Diri,house member representing Opobo/Nkoro in the State house of assembly,Hon. Awajinombek Dagomie  Abiante,MHR representing Andoni/Opobo federal constituency.

He added that he is committed to the party and ready to serve in the future in higher capacity  for a later greater glory.
Giving account of his stewardship in the short period he served as Commissioner to the forum, Deacon Fubara highlighted some of his achievements to include:

1.Reconstruction of the Okrika ATC jetty within four months of assuming office.
2. Design and the on going reconstruction of the B…

Osun State University, Increases Tuition Fees By 140%.

Students of the Osun State University will be paying for their fees through the nose following an astronomical increment in school fees.

The management of Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN), Osogbo has announced its plan to increase the institution’s tuition fees by 140% by next academic session.
It was gathered that the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Olabode Popoola, has formally informed parents with wards in the university of the development.

Under the new tuition regime, fresh non science students that used to pay N150,500 will as from 2017/2018 academic session, pay N210,500, while those going for Sciences, Anatomy/Physiology will have to pay N245,500, a over 120% increment from the previous N110,500.

Also, from the N135,500 paid last session, Nursing and Law students are to pay N285,500. Public Health students that used to pay N110,500, will, as from the beginning of 2017/2018 session pay N285, 500. Engineering students, from the N110,500 paid last session will be …

About 200 Nigerian Students Are Undergoing Training On Robotics In Abeokuta.

Two hundred Nigerian students have benefitted from a training organised by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, in collaboration with RoboRave International, a U.S based robotics academy.

About 200 Nigerian students are undergoing training on robotics in Abeokuta. The U.S. Consular-General, John Bray said this at the opening of the training on Friday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the training was organised by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, in collaboration with RoboRave International, a U.S based robotics academy.

According to Bray, the training is the first in Sub-Saharan Africa, as 60 robots will be donated free of charge to the participating schools.
He expressed the hope that it would become a model for all Africans to follow.

According to Bray, the training seeks to boost technology education in Nigeria by engaging the participating students in hands-on robotics activities to stimulate their interest in academic disciplines in science, te…

Former First Lady of Akwa Ibom State, Uduak Abasi Umondak, is bereaved.

Former Akwa Ibom First Lady, Uduak Abasi Umondak Loses Only Child
Young  October 27, 2017

Her grief is occasioned by the death of her only child, Victoria Nkanga Herman.

It was reported that Victoria suffered a cardiac arrest in the United States.

The 40-year-old lady never recovered from it, as she died On October 2, 2017.

Victoria was Uduak’s only child from her marriage to Nsikak Nkanga, the former Military governor of Akwa Ibom state.

She was was buried in the USA, where she had lived almost all her life.

The funeral service took place on Monday, 9 October, 2017, at Capital Christian Fellowship. 10411 Greenbelt, Lanham, Maryland, USA.

The interment took place at National Harmony Memorial Park, 7101 Sheriff Road, Landover.

May Her Soul Rest In Peace.

Source: Herald News.

Spain Declares Independence To Catalonia.

Catalonia’s parliament has declared independence from Spain in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy immediately called for calm and said the rule of law would be restored. The motion passed in the regional parliament in Barcelona which was boycotted by opposition parties said Catalonia constituted an independent, sovereign and social democratic state. It called on other countries and institutions to recognize it.

The Catalan government said that of the 43% of potential voters who took part in the referendum, 90% were in favour of independence. But Spain’s Constitutional Court had ruled the vote illegal. In all, the motion declaring independence was approved with 70 in favour, 10 against and two abstentions in the 135-seat chamber.

Immediately afterwards, Mr Rajoy called for all Spaniards to remain calm, promising to “restore legality” to Catalonia. Spain’s Senate is still to vo…