Tech: Stephen Hawking warned that machines are getting smarter than ever, and dismissing it...

Stephen Hawking, who died in March, wrote a collection of essays that were released on Tuesday. The book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, discusses the potential dangers of artificial intelligence. Hawking wrote that superhuman intelligence could manipulate financial markets and human leaders.
Stephen Hawking, who died earlier this year, wrote a collection of essays that were released on Tuesday.
The book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, includes a chapter on the potential dangers of artificial intelligence.
Hawking wrote that superhuman intelligence could manipulate financial markets, human leaders, and more without our control.
People should invest more in researching the potential effects of artificial intelligence in order to prevent losing control of machines, Hawking said.
Machines with superhuman intelligence have the potential to subdue humans with weapons that “we cannot even understand,” Stephen Hawking wrote in a posthumous collection of essays released Tuesday.
The book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, comes seven months after the world-famous scientist’s death. It features commentary on a variety of topics, including black holes and time travel, though some of the most dire predictions relate to artificial intelligence.
If computers keep doubling in both speed and memory capacity every 1.5 years, Hawking wrote, they will likely become more intelligent than people in the next 100 years. Such an intelligence “explosion” would require us to make sure that computers do not begin harming people, he said.
“It’s tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligence machines as mere science fiction, but this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake ever,” Hawking wrote.
Hawking noted that integrating artificial intelligence with neuroscience, statistics, and other fields has yielded many successful inventions — including speech recognition, autonomous vehicles, and machine translation. One day, even diseases and poverty could be eradicated with the help of artificial intelligence, he said.
While technology could benefit humans a great deal, Hawking wrote, researchers need to focus on making sure we avoid the risks that come with it. In the near future, artificial intelligence could increase economic equality and prosperity through job automation. But one day, the same systems could take over our financial markets, manipulate our leaders, and control our weapons, Hawking said.
“Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, it might also be our last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.”
Researchers have not focused enough on artificial intelligence-related issues, Hawking said, though some technology leaders are stepping in to change that. Hawking cited Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak as examples of people who share his concerns, adding that awareness of potential risks is growing in the tech community.
People should not turn away from exploring artificial intelligence, Hawking wrote. Human intelligence, after all, is the product of natural selection in which generations of people adapted to new circumstances, he said.
“We must not fear change,” Hawking wrote. “We need to make it work to our advantage.”
When humans invented fire, people struggled with controlling it until they created the fire extinguisher, Hawking wrote. This time around, we cannot afford to make mistakes and respond to them later, he said.
“With more powerful technologies such as nuclear weapons, synthetic biology and strong artificial intelligence, we should instead plan ahead and aim to get things right the first,” Hawking wrote. “It may be the only chance we will get.

Moses Seeks 1st EPL Start Of Season; 14th Start, 1st Goal All-Time Vs Man...

By Johnny Edward: Chelsea’s Nigerian winger, Victor Moses will be hoping he makes his first start of the season in the English Premier League for Chelsea on Saturday when The Blues host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, reports. Moses has made just two substitute appearances for the Blues in the EPL this term and […]
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2019: My nomination is about the masses – Obi

Former Anambra Governor, Mr Peter Obi says his choice as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to ennoble his people.
Obi said this on Friday in Enugu during a visit to the state governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
It would be recalled that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Oct. 12 announced Obi as his running mate, a situation that generated mixed reactions from party chieftains in the area.
Governors of the PDP and party chieftains from the zone subsequently met and expressed their dissatisfaction that they were not consulted prior to the announcement.
However, Obi, who said he was in the state to seek the support of Ugwuanyi, pointed out that his candidacy, was about Ndigbo in particular and Nigeria in general.
The former governor said that the success or otherwise of his nomination would depend on the leaders of the South East.
Obi said that if elected into office, he would attract meaningful development to the area, adding that the time to address the yearnings of the people was now.
“This nomination is about our own area. We cannot continue to say we are marginalised. These are some of the opportunities to address whatever we think is not in our positions,” he said.
Obi said that his record as governor was not in doubt, adding that he believed in the masses.
Responding, Ugwuanyi described the former governor as a `trusted’ party man and a household name in the zone as well as in Nigeria.
The governor said that the PDP enjoyed great followership in the state, adding that they were appreciative of the massive support the party enjoyed during the 2015 general elections.
Ugwuanyi said that he had no doubt that the party would also do very well in the forthcoming elections in the state.
The governor congratulated the entire PDP on their successful and peaceful convention in Port Harcourt.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obi also visited the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo in his Enugu residence.
Nwodo, while receiving him said that the apex Igbo socio cultural organization would soon convene a meeting to take decision on the direction of the people in the coming election.
He described Obi as humble and incorruptible adding “your incorruptibility in government speaks volume.
“I look forward to when Ohaneze will take a decision on which party the Igbos will vote for and I wish it will be yours,’’ he said.

Chimamanda Adichie angrier about sexism than racism

Adichie reveals that she finds it easier to get into a conversation about racism and be understood but does not get the same reaction when sexism is the subject. Chimamanda Adichie was a guest at the Esquire Townhouse, United Kingdom where she touched on racism though she feels more comfortable talking about it compared to sexism.The author in a chat with Esquire’s Editor-In-Chief Alex Bilmes explains when her host said, “You say that you are angrier about sexism than you are about racism.”She mentioned that having to give obvious reasons why women are disadvantaged can be a bit of a stress.ALSO READ: Chimamanda Adichie will be speaking at 2018 Esquire TownhouseBut she does not get this reaction when talking about racism.”I said that because in my very own personal space, the people  I love, the people I’m close to, my family, my friends, all get race.  So, I have never with them have to make a case, for why something was racist.”So, I’m in my circle of friends, White people, Black people, Asian people, Hispanic people and when something happens to do with Blackness, immediately, we all get it.”But with gender, I find that with the people I love, I’m constantly being expected to make the case, the ways in which, women are reduced, the ways in which authority in women is judged much more different than authority in a man.”And I’m constantly being asked by the people, I love. So, I’m not talking about anonymous people, to make that case and it gets emotionally exhausting.”Because, I don’t feel like I have the kind of effortless support that I have, when I talk about race.” Adichie’s feminist views may be misleading womenChimamanda Adichie’s thoughts on feminism seem to be driven towards societal change and reforming but a presidential aspirant thinks it can mislead women.Eunice Atuejide, the founder of the National Interest Party was on an interview with Cool FM’s Daddy Freeze. In their conversation she talked about not subscribing to the idea of feminism and the threat the writer poses.”I think she is an extremist and sometimes misleading a lot of our girls. There are actually few times when I actually agree with her but most of the times I’m like ‘oh my God!’ I hope our women don’t necessarily take on too much of what she says because some of them might turn around and bite them in the bum,” says Atuejide whose interest is centered more on having a functional society as opposed to fighting for women.

Alaves Overtake Barcelona, Sevilla On Spanish League Table

Alaves found themselves atop the Spanish league table on Friday after their 1-0 win over Celta Vigo hoisted them ahead of Sevilla and Barcelona in the top three.
Alaves have 17 points from nine games with Sevilla on 16 and Barcelona on 15 before they face each other on Saturday.
The new leaders are best remembered outside Spain for a run in the old UEFA Cup when they made it to the final in 2001, losing 5-4 to Liverpool in extra-time.
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Fayose Won’t Be Intimidated, Ready To Defend Himself In Court – Aide

Former Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, at the EFCC office in Abuja on October 16, 2018.
The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, will not be intimidated by anyone.
Fayose’s media aide, Mr Lere Olayinka, who said this in a statement on Friday,  noted that his boss would only defend himself in the court.
He was reacting to a report that the former governor had started opening up on allegations of corruption made against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
READ ALSO: EFCC Releases Photos Of Properties Allegedly Owned By Fayose
Olayinka condemned the report, describing it as false and misleading.
He pointed out that Mr Fayose had written to the anti-graft agency on September 10, notifying the commission of his decision to make himself available on October 16, after handing over to Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The former governor’s aide, however, decried the detention of his boss, three days after Fayose submitted himself to the EFCC.
He questioned why the commission has not charged the former governor to court.
Olayinka also urged the public to disregard any report of Fayose saying anything other than demanding that he should be charged to court.
“Most importantly, Nigerians should be rest assured that Fayose will not be intimidated, even if he is detained for as long as the EFCC will be ready to take him to court.
“He won’t say more than what he has said which is denying the EFCC allegations,” Fayose’s aide insisted.
Olayinka issued the statement two days after the anti-corruption agency released some photos showing properties allegedly owned by the former governor.
EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who sent copies of the pictures to Channels Television had revealed that the purported properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against Fayose
In a swift response, Olayinka said his boss has since denied the allegations.
He added that Fayose would remain strong and accused the EFCC of subjecting Nigerians to media trial whenever they lacked concrete evidence to sustain court trial.
He had also said claims that the former governor bought houses with public funds were not true.
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Tech: Google will reportedly charge European phone makers as much as $40 to put...

A recent ruling by European regulators has forced Google to put a price tag on its popular apps. Phone manufacturers will now have to pay Google for access to popular apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.
Google will ask for $40 per device in “licensing fees” from Android manufacturers that want their phones to include Google’s app bundle, the Verge reports.
The fee will differ by country and device, and will cover Google’s Play Store, as well as Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps.
This is one of the many changes Google is making after it was hit with a $5 billion fine for forcing manufacturers that wanted access to the Google Play Store to exclusively install Google apps.
With a $5 billion antitrust fine looming overhead, we now know how much Google thinks its popular apps are worth, and what it wants Android manufacturers to pay for access to them.
Google has put a price tag of $40 on its app bundle, the Verge reports. This isn’t a cost that you yourself would have to cough up — it’s a “licensing fee” that Google will charge European-based phone makers if they want their devices to run Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and Google Play, Google’s app store.
The introduction of such a fee follows an antitrust ruling earlier this year that found Google had regularly abused its dominance over the smartphone market. Google has always offered a paired-down version of the Android mobile operating system free of charge. But to get access to Google’s popular Play store, the company required manufacturers to install Google’s bundle, which included the Chrome browser and Google Search. Antitrust regulators in Europe fined Google $5 billion for its illegal practices.
The licensing fees that Google will charge for its apps will vary depending on country and device, but will go as high as $40 per device, the Verge reports. According to documents that the publication obtained, EU countries are divided into three tiers to determine how much they should pay (the tier with the highest fees consists of the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Norway, and the Netherlands). Fees are then reportedly broken down even further based on each device’s pixel density — its resolution and display quality, essentially.
However, the Verge reports that phone manufacturers may be able to escape some — or all — of these costs if they choose to make Google’s Chrome web browser and Search engine their device defaults. In theory, separating Search and Chrome from the rest of the Google app bundle will let manufacturers sign deals with other search and browser providers. But Google’s deal to cover licensing fees may be too sweet to pass up, given the widespread use of Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and all the other apps consumers want.
These major changes to Google’s relationship with European-based phone manufacturers will go into effect October 29.
Here’s a breakdown of all the changes Google is making:
Phone makers that want to run Android on their devices will no longer be forced to exclusively install a bundle of Google apps (Chrome, Search) in order to access Google’s Play Store, the most popular app store for Android
The downside is that Google will now charge phone makers licenses for a package of its apps, including the Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps. It will charge separate licenses for Search and Chrome
This means phone makers can choose to preinstall apps from Google as well as its competitors
Phone makers are also free to create non-compatible “forked” versions of Android and still have access to Google apps — previously, this was not allowed
You can read Google’s explanation here.

PDP warns against submission of unauthorized names to INEC

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday in Abuja, said that PDP had officially submitted names of candidates for National Assembly elections to the NEC ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned against submission of unauthorised names of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday in Abuja, said that PDP had officially submitted names of candidates for National Assembly elections to the NEC ahead of the 2019 general elections.Ologbondiyan said that the party noted with disdain moves by certain individuals to illegally submit unauthorized names from some purported primaries by dissident elements, notably in Ogun state.“The PDP is aware that such elements forged and sold various fake nomination forms, and cornered the proceeds for their selfish gains.“Those who unwittingly bought these fake nomination forms did not pass through the due process of screening and did not participate in primaries as officially conducted by the Electoral Committee set up by the National Working Committee.“The conduct of primaries and submission of names of candidate remain in the purview of the National Working Committee.“Any other purported primaries by any state chapter or any other level of the party is absolutely illegal and of no consequence.“The PDP therefore warns, in the strongest possible term, that anybody who attempts to present any name from such illegal primaries as candidate of our party will face arrest and prosecution for forgery and stealing of funds derived from sale of fake nomination forms.”He urged all PDP members and the public to be calm as the rule of law would be adhered to, particularly in all processes of the 2019 general elections.

CBN injects $337m, CNY53m into Inter-Bank Forex Market

The CBN also intervened to the tune of 53.44 million Chinese Yuan in the Spot and Short tenored forwards of the inter-bank foreign exchange market. In another round of intervention, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Friday, injected over 337 million dollars in the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market.The CBN also intervened to the tune of 53.44 million Chinese Yuan in the Spot and Short tenored forwards of the inter-bank foreign exchange market.The CBN Spokesman, Mr Isaac Okorafor, in a statement in Abuja said that the move was in furtherance of the Bank’s commitment to ensuring adequate liquidity and stability in the inter-bank foreign exchange market.It will be recalled that the Bank had on Tuesday injected 210 million dollars in the Inter-Bank foreign exchange market.Meanwhile, the Naira maintained its steady rate against major currencies around the globe, exchanging for N362 to a dollar in the Bureau De Change segment of the market on Friday.

Ekiti tribunal admits 10 LG, 109 wards electoral materials as exhibits

The materials were tendered by Prof. Olusola Kolapo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate at the elections, through his counsel, Mr Yusuf Ali (SAN), as part of evidence to prosecute his case. The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday in Abuja admitted as exhibits, electoral materials used in no fewer than 10 Local Government Areas and 109 Wards for the July 14, governorship elections.The materials were tendered by Prof. Olusola Kolapo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate at the elections, through his counsel, Mr Yusuf Ali (SAN), as part of evidence to prosecute his case.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that electoral materials from Efon (10 wards), Ekiti East (12 wards), Ekiti West (11 wards), Ekiti South(11 wards), Emure (10 wards), and Gbonyin (10 wards), had been admitted as exhibit so far.Electoral materials from Ido Osi (11wards), Ijero (12 wards), Ikole (12 wards) and Ilejemeje (10 wards) had also been admitted as exhibit.The defence team, however, objected to the admissibility of the documents, stating that they were not pleaded and that some of the wards mentioned were not in contention.Counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Charles Uwensuyi (SAN), maintained that some of the documents tendered, were not certified true copies and should therefore, not be admitted.Justice Suleiman Belgore, Chairman of the three-member tribunal, who admitted the documents, said all objections should be reserved and incorporated in the final addresses of the various defendants.He further said that documents admitted as exhibits could still be expunged at the end if necessary.Counsel to Gov. Kayode Fayemi, Mr Akin Olujinmi (SAN), objected to all the polling units and voting points not in contention in the petition.Ali in his response said he pleaded all the documents and certified true copies of the electoral materials attached to prove his case and promised to bring evidence of payment to all Certified True Copies of documents tendered.NAN further reports that Ekiti State had 177 wards with 2,197 polling units in 16 Local Government Areas while electoral materials from 11of Local Government Areas, with 109 wards had been admitted as exhibits.The PDP and its candidate, Kolapo, had approached the tribunal, challenging the declaration of Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the July 14, governorship elections.The case was adjourned until Saturday, Oct. 20, for continuation of hearing.

55 killed in Kasuwan Magani, Kaduna crisis – Police

The State Commissioner of Police Ahmad Abdur-Rahman who disclosed this at a press briefing in Kaduna, said that the police had arrested 22 suspects in connection with the mayhem. The Kaduna State Police Command, on Friday said 55 people were killed in Thursday’s communal crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.The State Commissioner of Police Ahmad Abdur-Rahman who disclosed this at a press briefing in Kaduna, said that the police had arrested 22 suspects in connection with the mayhem.Abdul-Rahaman said mobile and conventional policemen, as well as a team of the state joint security operatives, Operation Yaki, despatched to the town had restored normalcy in the area.According to him, he has also visited the town and engaged youth leaders, traditional and religious leaders in the efforts to stop the crisis and prevent its spreadHe noted that the timely imposition of curfew by the Kaduna State Government also helped to douse tension in the area.The police chief assured that all perpetrators of the mayhem would be brought to book.“Anybody that has a hand in this crisis must face the full wrath of law, we will not allow lawlessness; we remain committed to saving lives and property of every citizens,” he said.He appealed to the public to continue to live in peace and assist the command with useful information to track the perpetrators.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a similar crisis in February left more than 10 people dead and hundreds of shops and residences burnt.A total of 65 people alleged to have been involved in the February crisis were arraigned in court but the case is still pending.

Flop of the Week: Shomolu, Bariga and Ladi Lak youths killing for politics and...

Why would you be killing your fellow hustler in this day and age? On October 17, 2018, Pulse reported the result of violence at Shomolu, Bariga and Ladi Lak after a simple political meeting escalated into gun-wielding and trigger happiness.At Larex bus-stop near Palmgrove, two well-known thugs named Solo and Jaypron were thought to be killed. Yesuru, a third person was said to be battling for his life from wounds sustained.First off, we need to understand that killing ourselves or being prepared to die for Nigerians politicians over money or for cultism that means little to nothing is stupid.Nigerian politics is not worth dying for, you haven’t even died for Nigeria or her people. Even if the money means something to you, we all know what good money is.The truth is that, in politics and during election season, the foot soldiers never get anything and they are the most inspired to get violent — it’s crazy. There’s more to life than that stupidity.ALSO READ: 8 Things you need to know about viral video of Governor Ganduje allegedly hiding bribe in his babanrigaI understand, we are different and we grew up differentIncredibly, just before I write this, I was watching the controversial Pusha T episode of The Joe Budden Podcast where the idealistic difference of changing times was to the fore.Pusha T has some problems with his rival, Drake that most people cannot understand because we are from different eras and sometimes, insensitive narratives get pulled up.As such, I would not be insensitive to the plight of a street Thug who grew on that life, seeing it as the ultimate. He probably had no option nor the privilege of seeing life from another perspective.Thus, the ideal life was probably to ‘get his’ by any means possible, even if it is dying for his meal or whatever else he believes in.I get that, but even in our little cocoons of sentimental attachment to our truths, there will still be good and bad, especially when we consider the realities of our society.ALSO READ: Kano Assembly moves to impeach Governor GandujeRegardless, you’re still stupid for killing over politics or cultism Nigeria is not smiling on 96% of Nigerians and those people know life can be better.So, since we all agree that Nigerian politicians are trash, why is someone killing himself or someone for Nigerian politicians over money that won’t buy a home in Lekki?Even if the money could buy a house in Lekki, why not take the money and do the right thing? If Nigeria will have a chance at progress, we all have a responsibility.It’s more about the people who affect the grassroots than the elites. So why in the world would you carry guns and machetes to kill your fellow struggler and hustler over simple political affiliations?I’ll tell you why; errant senselessness of the superhuman kind. I grew up understanding, ‘real recognize real.’While money is what we all want, why kill ourselves over a few thousands of Naira that wouldn’t even buy a car? Are we that stupid as a people to keep repeating age-old mistakes?Your background isn’t a bar to you not understanding that either you are in Lekki or Bariga politicians are trash. If you are killing yourself or you are prepared to kill for them, you are senseless and your generation should spit on you. You are a disgrace.Why not face your hustle and believe in yourself. I’ll never knock your hustle because Money Must Be Made, but even if you want a shortcut, be sensible with it.What have politicians done for you asides use you for their selfish ends of attaining office and then change their phone numbers when they achieve their aim?Are you mad? Cultism in 2018? Have you no sense of direction? If you want to be violent, show it for national good, not stupidity.Shomolu, Bariga and Ladi Lak youths and the electorate who have chosen violence to support Nigerian politicians or avenge people who also made that phony decision are stupid.Now that you have killed each other, do you feel better? Would you teach your kids? Take the L. You’re all stupid.

Tech: $2.5 billion Sequoia-backed Utah startup which promises to make ‘brands into religions’ just...

Qualtrics has filed an S-1 for an initial public offering.
Qualtrics, a Utah-based startup, filed to go public on Friday.
The startup, which is backed by venture capital firms Sequoia and Accel, was last valued at $2.5 billion.
The IPO is being led by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
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Minimum Wage: FG urges organised labour to accept offer

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the call when he received the new Director-General of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Mr Timothy Olawale, on a visit to his office on Friday in Abuja. The Federal Government has urged Organised Labour to accept the new minimum wage proposal, considering the capacity and ability of the government and the private sector to pay.Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the call when he received the new Director-General of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Mr Timothy Olawale, on a visit to his office on Friday in Abuja.Ngige had a few days ago, while labour leaders were threatening to call out workers on a full strike over the minimum wage issue, announced that the Federal Government had offered N24, 000 to the workers.But, the workers’ leaders countered, saying that N30, 000 was the amount agreed on by the tripartite-partner committee saddled with the responsibility.The minister told the NECA DG that it was imperative for organised labour to accept the proposed figure instead of the N30, 000 in line with social dialogue and the overall interest of the nation.He appealed to NECA to weigh its influence on the organisers labour to accede to the new wage offer mutually agreeable to all the social partners.According to him, Nigeria cannot afford rounds of labour crisis in this country, so it is imperative for organised labour to accept the new national minimum wage figure.“We need to arrive at a figure which the employers can afford to pay as an employee cannot fix a figure for the employer.“Rather, it must be based on collective bargaining and mutual agreement by the tripartite partners.“It is not a function of moving motions or voting at the National Tripartite Negotiation Committee to insist that the figure must be as the organised labour appears to make it look.“There is, therefore, absolutely no need to heat up the polity,” he said.He noted that the government’s proposed new wage was based on critical facts and indices incapable of causing disequilibrium in the economy or upturning the national social order.The minister further charged the new NECA boss to exceed the impressive record of his predecessor, reminding him that he had “enormous task ahead of you’’.“The need for the establishment of more NECA offices across the country cannot be over-emphasised so that more employers’ associations can register with you.“This is in line with the focus of our labour administration as well as in tandem with the economic policies of the present administration.“The numerous private sector employers who are informal need to be brought on board the formalized private sector employers’ body,’’ he said.Ngige urged NECA to ensure that private sector employers who were its members and those not yet registered but were defaulting in payment of the existing national minimum wage of N18, 000 complied with the law.He also commended the efforts of the immediate past D G of the association, Mr Olusegun Oshinowo, for contributing immensely to industrial peace and harmony in the private sector.He lauded him for ensuring that Nigeria was brought back to the Governing Board of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s employer section.Earlier, Oshinowo had said that his successor was the best man to take over the mantle of the leadership of the association.He noted that since the formation of the group, a DG was for the first time sourced from the organisation.Oshinowo commended the minister for his open-door policy in spite of opposing positions they had had on issues in the past.On his part, Olawale, also lauded Ngige for the privilege of the visit and promised to live up to expectation.

Odegbami: One Gold, Two Silver Medals At Youth Olympics – a Test Of Our...

Nigerian athletes just returned from the 4th edition of the World Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They returned with 3 medals – One Gold and two Silver medals. I join all Nigerians in commending the young athletes as they provide a glimpse into Nigeria’s future in sport. That is how it should be. But […]
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