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200 MPH Houston-Dallas Bullet Train Planned

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A 200 mph Houston-Dallas bullet train is being planned by a private company called Texas Central Railway. The company’s CEO is Richard Lawless, who lived in Tokyo when he was a C.I.A officer in the 1980s and rode the Shinkansen bullet train. This train covers about 300 miles between Tokyo and Osaka averaging well over 100 mph for each trip.

Currently,the Texas bullet train project is gradually shaping up , with an environmental impact study under way. It has been very quietly progressing over the last four years or so.

A website for Texas Central Rail says the plan is to have a high-speed rail route that is competitive with flying and faster than driving. When we hear of monumental plans such as this one, we may tend to think of government subsidies and the cost to taxpayers. This project is completely set up to be funded by private interests. The cost has been estimated at around $ 10 billion.

Japan’s JR Central railway is one of the Texas company’s backers,so there is more than Lawless…

Farmers Get Debit Cards For Farming Inputs In Osun As Governor Says State Economy Thrives On Agric Production.

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State Government of Osun today rolled our debit cards to farmers in the state for direct and easy access to farming inputs, which include improved seedlings, pesticide and fertilisers.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola commenced the debit cards distribution on Wednesday at the official launch of the Farmers’ Input and Credit Support Programme, at the Distribution Centre, AISU, Ede.

He said that the task of arresting and eradicating the scourge of hunger and poverty as well as usher in an era of agriculture-based prosperity for farmers, the people and government will continue to form the fulcrum of his administration

The governor noted that government has brought to bear all technology- based methods for the enhancement of modern agriculture, including the Geographical Information System (GIS) and enumeration of farmers across the state.

Aregbesola said his government will vigorously explore more ways of expanding and improving agricultural production and the development of agro-allied industrial b…

NCAA Suspends Asky Airline For Flying Ebola Virus Victim Into Nigeria

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The NCAA says Asky airline has not demonstrated any capacity to prevent another possible transportation of Ebola victims into Nigeria.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has suspended all Asky Airline flight operations to Nigeria over the transportation of an Ebola virus victim into the country.

Benedict Adeyileka, the Acting Director-General of NCAA, announced the decision in a statement issued by the General Manager, Public Communications of NCAA, Fan Ndubuoke, in Lagos on Monday.

He said that the regulatory authority had to take the action to protect Nigerians from the deadly Ebola virus currently ravaging some parts of Africa.

ASky Airline is an important player in East, West and Central Africa, operating 80 flights into Lagos and Abuja weekly.

The airline flew a Liberian infected with Ebola virus into Lagos, where he died.

Mr. Adeyileka said the Country Manager of ASky was invited to explain issues relating to the trip but that he could not offer any conclusive or substantial…

COMPUTER APPLICATION IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Use of Microsoft Project in Project Planning, Scheduling and Controlling Processes)

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INTRODUCTION Microsoft Project is one of the leading project management software in the market utilized conveniently in diverse industries including construction, Information Technology, Oil & Gas and even the pharmaceuticals. It is widely accepted for its ease of learning- with as little as a 1 day training it is possible to grasp the rudiments of MS Project to start developing simple schedules for project of moderate complexity.

MS Project like any other project management software, even the most sophisticated, cannot and will not manage projects for you. MS Project is but a tool that Project managers use to simplify, systemize, and direct the processes for delivering projects effectively and efficiently. To be able to derive the full value from this great software a good grasp of project management knowledge, processes and experience in executing projects is essential. This training will enable any individual from the beginner in project management practice to the most experience…

Liberia closes border crossings amid Ebola crisis

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Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a new taskforce she created and is chairing to contain the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region.
There is no known cure for Ebola, which begins with symptoms including fever and sore throat and escalates to vomiting, diarrhea and internal bleeding. The disease spreads through direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids as well as indirect contact with "environments contaminated with such fluids," according to the World Health Organization.
A top Liberian doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital died Saturday, and two American aid workers in the country have fallen ill, underscoring the dangers facing those charged with bringi…

AN EASTERN RENAISSANCE by Tope Fasua

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The last time I was in Enugu, like 8 years ago, the owner of the hotel I stayed in asked, upon us checking in “where is your mopol?” Well Ok, I had a British man in tow. We didn’t have any MOPOL (armed mobile police), but we managed to survive for about 5 days. And we enjoyed the place. Sleepy town, good people. Very service oriented.

But Enugu is now on steroid. Not in a bad way. And anyone who can get involved should. I want to presume that the entire SouthEast of Nigeria is on the uptick.

The first thing I noticed this time is that the general scare and lockdown in the rest of the country was missing in the SouthEast. At least in Enugu. I couldn’t believe the ease with which people accessed shopping malls and hotels. There was no unnecessary air of suspicion and it was touching. But after two days in Enugu I realized that every citizen in this place had a kind of paternalistic ownership of the town and ensured that things went on normally. Enugu, unlike Abuja where I live, is not an …

God was the first engineer – NSE President, Ademola Olorunfemi By: TAYO MUSTAPHA

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Born November 23, 1960 in Supare-Akoko, Ondo State to Prince and Mrs. Ezekiel Olorunfemi, his mum, an indigene of Ado Ekiti was a housewife while his father was a policeman. Shortly after his birth, he was taken to Ibadan to start life with his father who was serving in Ibadan. His father’s love for education saw him enrolling young Olorunfemi at Ibadan City Council Primary School, Agodi before having his secondary education at St. Joseph College, Ondo. In those days of stiff competition, young Olorunfemi was admitted into Obafemi Awolowo University where he bagged a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Agriculture, as well as a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Ibadan.

After his NYSC programme at Groundnut Board, Bauchi as well as Gongola River Basin Authority, Olorunfemi joined the Lagos State Polytechnic, where he rose to become Chief Lecturer. Uniquely, in his over 28 years of working experience, Olorunfemi has also been in the public service where he has demonstr…

Oyo State graduate Training Starts

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This is to inform all applicants for the 2014 Graduate Industrial development loan scheme that the training starts on Wednesday 30th July,2014.All applicants are expected to come to the South Campus Assembly Hall of the Polytechnic Ibadan by 8.30am on Wednesday 30th July,2014. Pls note that all applicants are expected to register at the venue on the said date. The training would take three days I.e Wednesday 30th July to Friday 1st August,2014 at the same venue and Time.
LIST OF APPLICANTS WHO ARE TO COME FOR TRAINING.
MANUFACTURING S/N. Name 1.ODETOLA OLAWALE K 2.OGUNYA OLUSOLA T 3.LAWAL SEMIU A 4.OGBAMOLA OMOBOLANLE 5.YUSUFF IBRAHIM 6.ONABAMIRO OMOTAYO O 7.KAZEEM OLALEKAN T 8.SALAUDEEN MARUFF 9.ADEBAYO ROTIMI A 10.ADEJUWON OLUWATOYIN D 11.ADISA TEMITOPE F 12.OSUNTOOGUN OSUOLALE J 13.OLANIYAN AYOOLA BOLAJI 14.OSUNDINA SEYI A 15.ALLI MODUPELOLA O 16.ODUNJO YETUNDE A 17.IGEIN SHOLA 18.ELEGBELEYE ADEOYE O 19.IROKO ABOLADE K 20.BOLADALE S ABIMBOLA 21.ODUNJO ABIMBOLA O 22.OLORUNESAN IYANU 23.AFOLABI OLUFISAYO 24.O…