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MLB notes: Six more games postponed because of inclement weather
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:05:00 +0200
Six more Major League Baseball games were wiped out Sunday, running this season’s total number of postponements to 21 in only 2 1/2 weeks. It's baseball's highest number through the end of April since it had 26 in 2007, and there are still a couple...
© LA Times
Nixon hits back at claim de Blasio planned her election run
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0200
Actress Cynthia Nixon’s campaign is dismissing as sexist talk that her run for governor was orchestrated by Mayor de Blasio.
© NY Daily News
R. Lee Ermey, ‘Full Metal Jacket’ star, dead at 74
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:57:25 +0200
R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket,” died Sunday from complications of pneumonia.
© NY Daily News
Exploring the approaches of personalised learning
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:52:00 +0200
Amid the changes in our world and the rapid evolution of technology, learning has also evolved rapidly. And as learning has evolved, so too have the work settings in our organisations.
© Bangkok Post
Trump tried blocking Pence's national security adviser pick
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:40:29 +0200
President Trump reportedly tried to block Mike Pence’s national security adviser pick because he previously worked on anti-Trump ads.
© NY Daily News
Canada’s Trudeau pledges money, new law to ensure contentious pipeline is built
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:37:32 +0200
Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he has instructed his finance minister to begin talks with Kinder Morgan to “remove the uncertainty” hanging ...
© Japan Times
U.S. flags burned as Iraqis, urged on by key Shiite cleric, protest Syria airstrikes
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:32:18 +0200
Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in several cities on Sunday to protest U.S.-led strikes on Syria, following a call by influential Shiite cleric ...
© Japan Times
15 militants, one peacekeeper killed in attack on U.N. Timbuktu base: France
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:27:16 +0200
Around 15 militants have been killed in an attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali’s historic city of Timbuktu, the French military told ...
© Japan Times
Workers welfare, govt’s priority — Lagos Commissioner
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:25:09 +0200
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government says it remains committed to workers welfare, adding that it has remitted N35.92bn into the Retirement Savings Accounts of 8,731 state retirees. The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr....
© The Punch
‘Appreciate voters with useful projects’
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:24:26 +0200
Sesan Olufowobi The lawmaker representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, says there is no better way to appreciate the electorate than to give them projects that they demand. The lawmaker stated this on Friday during an inspection...
© The Punch
Ambode advised to reduce Land Use Charge
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:23:33 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon The Methodist Church of Nigeria, Metropolitan Diocese of Ikeja, has called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to consider a downward review of the new Land Use Charge. According to the church, the state needed to reduce the Land...
© The Punch
Quadri wins silver as Gold Coast 2018 ends
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:21:52 +0200
Idris Adesina Aruna Quadri on Sunday won silver in the men’s table tennis   singles  event at  the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Hosts Australia won the  Games with 80 gold, 59 silver and 59 bronze. England came second with 45...
© The Punch
Jason Aldean returns to ACM Awards after Vegas shooting
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:20:38 +0200
The Academy of Country Music Awards opened with a look at one of its darkest moment: the October mass shooting.
© NY Daily News
Alleged looters’ list: Open justice or open season? (1)
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:20:11 +0200
Abdulsalam Ajetunmobi The Federal Government recently released lists of individuals suspected of looting public treasury. While some have applauded the Federal Government for these lists, others have expressed concerns over the lists on the basis that...
© The Punch
With Syria's Ghouta area back in government hands, a pseudo-state ends
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:20:00 +0200
On a clear day, drivers commuting into Damascus can glimpse the pulverized neighborhoods of the Ghouta area on the eastern flank of the Syrian capital. Many residents became accustomed to having their morning coffee to the roar of warplanes heading out...
© LA Times
Of Nigeria and authority looting
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:19:19 +0200
Oludayo Tade In the light of many eyesore and ear-sore episodes which have characterised contemporary every day lived experiences of Nigerians, it is practically impossible to allow our dead leaders of thought to rest in peace; I need to invoke the spirit...
© The Punch
Lawyer who killed himself in protest made the statement he wanted
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:17:20 +0200
“He put his heart and soul into everything he did in life," colleague Adam Aronson said.
© NY Daily News
My dad burnt my property for accepting Jesus —Senator Binta
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:17:00 +0200
Hindi Livinus, Yola The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the Senate, Mrs.  Binta Masi Garba, on Sunday narrated how all that she had were set ablaze by her biological father after she gave her life to Jesus Christ. She spoke...
© The Punch
Osun redeploys NAWOJ, SWAN chairpersons to schools, PDP kicks
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:15:28 +0200
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Osun State Government has redeployed the Chairperson of the Nigeria  Association of Women Journalists, Mrs. Motunrayo Ayegbayo and the chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Adeyemi Aboderin, to schools. Our...
© The Punch
Hope not lost on Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, says Saraki
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:14:32 +0200
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called for concerted efforts by the government, security agencies, religious and community leaders to rescue the remaining 112 Chibok schoolgirls and the last Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, from...
© The Punch
Republicans seen fueling spread of opposition to California immigrant sanctuary
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:13:26 +0200
More local governments in California are resisting the state’s efforts to resist the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as ...
© Japan Times
My appointees betrayed me after I lost election —Fayemi
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:12:50 +0200
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday said he was betrayed by many of those he appointed to serve the state after losing his re-election bid in 2014. Fayemi said though he had forgiven the ‘betrayers,’...
© The Punch
Op-Ed Contributor: When Children Grow Up Poor, the Nation Pays a Price
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:12:10 +0200
For each dollar spent on reducing childhood poverty, the United States would save at least $7, research shows.
© The New York Times
U.S. to slap Russia with new sanctions over Moscow’s backing of Syria
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:12:10 +0200
President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, even ...
© Japan Times
Only thieves can become Nigeria’s President — Balarabe Musa
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:11:13 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon A former governor of Kaduna State in the Second Republic, Balarabe Musa, says nobody can become the President of Nigeria without first being a thief or supported by thieves. According to him, there is hardly how anyone can legitimately...
© The Punch
Most important news of last week:
MLB notes: Six more games postponed because of inclement weather
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:05:00 +0200
Six more Major League Baseball games were wiped out Sunday, running this season’s total number of postponements to 21 in only 2 1/2 weeks. It's baseball's highest number through the end of April since it had 26 in 2007, and there are still a couple...
© LA Times
Nixon hits back at claim de Blasio planned her election run
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0200
Actress Cynthia Nixon’s campaign is dismissing as sexist talk that her run for governor was orchestrated by Mayor de Blasio.
© NY Daily News
R. Lee Ermey, ‘Full Metal Jacket’ star, dead at 74
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:57:25 +0200
R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket,” died Sunday from complications of pneumonia.
© NY Daily News
Exploring the approaches of personalised learning
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:52:00 +0200
Amid the changes in our world and the rapid evolution of technology, learning has also evolved rapidly. And as learning has evolved, so too have the work settings in our organisations.
© Bangkok Post
Trump tried blocking Pence's national security adviser pick
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:40:29 +0200
President Trump reportedly tried to block Mike Pence’s national security adviser pick because he previously worked on anti-Trump ads.
© NY Daily News
Canada’s Trudeau pledges money, new law to ensure contentious pipeline is built
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:37:32 +0200
Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he has instructed his finance minister to begin talks with Kinder Morgan to “remove the uncertainty” hanging ...
© Japan Times
U.S. flags burned as Iraqis, urged on by key Shiite cleric, protest Syria airstrikes
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:32:18 +0200
Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in several cities on Sunday to protest U.S.-led strikes on Syria, following a call by influential Shiite cleric ...
© Japan Times
15 militants, one peacekeeper killed in attack on U.N. Timbuktu base: France
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:27:16 +0200
Around 15 militants have been killed in an attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali’s historic city of Timbuktu, the French military told ...
© Japan Times
Workers welfare, govt’s priority — Lagos Commissioner
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:25:09 +0200
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government says it remains committed to workers welfare, adding that it has remitted N35.92bn into the Retirement Savings Accounts of 8,731 state retirees. The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr....
© The Punch
‘Appreciate voters with useful projects’
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:24:26 +0200
Sesan Olufowobi The lawmaker representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, says there is no better way to appreciate the electorate than to give them projects that they demand. The lawmaker stated this on Friday during an inspection...
© The Punch
Ambode advised to reduce Land Use Charge
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:23:33 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon The Methodist Church of Nigeria, Metropolitan Diocese of Ikeja, has called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to consider a downward review of the new Land Use Charge. According to the church, the state needed to reduce the Land...
© The Punch
Quadri wins silver as Gold Coast 2018 ends
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:21:52 +0200
Idris Adesina Aruna Quadri on Sunday won silver in the men’s table tennis   singles  event at  the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Hosts Australia won the  Games with 80 gold, 59 silver and 59 bronze. England came second with 45...
© The Punch
Jason Aldean returns to ACM Awards after Vegas shooting
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:20:38 +0200
The Academy of Country Music Awards opened with a look at one of its darkest moment: the October mass shooting.
© NY Daily News
Alleged looters’ list: Open justice or open season? (1)
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:20:11 +0200
Abdulsalam Ajetunmobi The Federal Government recently released lists of individuals suspected of looting public treasury. While some have applauded the Federal Government for these lists, others have expressed concerns over the lists on the basis that...
© The Punch
With Syria's Ghouta area back in government hands, a pseudo-state ends
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:20:00 +0200
On a clear day, drivers commuting into Damascus can glimpse the pulverized neighborhoods of the Ghouta area on the eastern flank of the Syrian capital. Many residents became accustomed to having their morning coffee to the roar of warplanes heading out...
© LA Times
Of Nigeria and authority looting
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:19:19 +0200
Oludayo Tade In the light of many eyesore and ear-sore episodes which have characterised contemporary every day lived experiences of Nigerians, it is practically impossible to allow our dead leaders of thought to rest in peace; I need to invoke the spirit...
© The Punch
Lawyer who killed himself in protest made the statement he wanted
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:17:20 +0200
“He put his heart and soul into everything he did in life," colleague Adam Aronson said.
© NY Daily News
My dad burnt my property for accepting Jesus —Senator Binta
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:17:00 +0200
Hindi Livinus, Yola The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the Senate, Mrs.  Binta Masi Garba, on Sunday narrated how all that she had were set ablaze by her biological father after she gave her life to Jesus Christ. She spoke...
© The Punch
Osun redeploys NAWOJ, SWAN chairpersons to schools, PDP kicks
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:15:28 +0200
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Osun State Government has redeployed the Chairperson of the Nigeria  Association of Women Journalists, Mrs. Motunrayo Ayegbayo and the chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Adeyemi Aboderin, to schools. Our...
© The Punch
Hope not lost on Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, says Saraki
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:14:32 +0200
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called for concerted efforts by the government, security agencies, religious and community leaders to rescue the remaining 112 Chibok schoolgirls and the last Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, from...
© The Punch
Republicans seen fueling spread of opposition to California immigrant sanctuary
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:13:26 +0200
More local governments in California are resisting the state’s efforts to resist the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as ...
© Japan Times
My appointees betrayed me after I lost election —Fayemi
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:12:50 +0200
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday said he was betrayed by many of those he appointed to serve the state after losing his re-election bid in 2014. Fayemi said though he had forgiven the ‘betrayers,’...
© The Punch
U.S. to slap Russia with new sanctions over Moscow’s backing of Syria
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:12:10 +0200
President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, even ...
© Japan Times
Op-Ed Contributor: When Children Grow Up Poor, the Nation Pays a Price
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:12:10 +0200
For each dollar spent on reducing childhood poverty, the United States would save at least $7, research shows.
© The New York Times
Only thieves can become Nigeria’s President — Balarabe Musa
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:11:13 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon A former governor of Kaduna State in the Second Republic, Balarabe Musa, says nobody can become the President of Nigeria without first being a thief or supported by thieves. According to him, there is hardly how anyone can legitimately...
© The Punch
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