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10 things to know about Lagos Ibadan Railway Services

By Alao Abiodun The Lagos-Ibadan rail line is a double-track standard gauge rail, the first of its kind in West Africa. It is the first part of a new 2,773km Lagos-Kano standard gauge line. The newly introduced train provides fully air-conditioned train services. It is important to note that wearing a face mask, and having an identification card – passport, national ID, work ID, or voters’ card – is compulsory to buy a ticket at the counter. Here are things to note about boarding the train; 1. The train departs from Chief Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya, Ibadan at 8:00am and arrives Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos State at 10:41am. 2. Also, the train departs Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos State at 4:00pm and arrive Chief Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya, Ibadan at 6:41pm. 3. The ticket details are as follows; Economy Class ticket – N2,500 Business Class ticket – N5,000 First Class ticket – N6,000 4. The train has only one coach for the First Class, there are t

Iran says nuclear scientist killed by 'artificial intelligence' machine gun

A satellite-controlled machine gun with "artificial intelligence" was used in last week's assassination of a top nuclear scientist in Iran, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards told local media Sunday. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was driving on a highway outside Iran's capital Tehran with a security detail of 11 Guards on 27 November when the machine gun "zoomed in" on his face and fired 13 rounds, said Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi. The machine gun was mounted on a Nissan pickup and "focused only on martyr Fakhrizadeh's face in a way that his wife, despite being only 25 centimetres (10 inches) away, was not shot," Mehr news agency quoted him as saying. It was being "controlled online" via a satellite and used an "advanced camera and artificial intelligence" to make the target, he added. Fadavi said that Fakhrizadeh's head of security took four bullets "as he threw himself" on the scientist and that there were &qu

SHEENGINEERS Project: Lagos Teachers Sweep Awards at APWEN STEM Contest

By Funmi Ogundare As a demonstration of its improved manpower efficiency in the education sector, three teachers in Lagos State, have emerged winners of the Just-concluded Association of Professional Women in Engineering (APWEN) STEM Training/Practical competition under its SHEENGINEERS’ ‘Invent It, Build It’ project. The project which is aimed at ensuring that teachers display creativity in using everyday material to teach  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), saw Mr. Kazeem Lawal Akinsola of Lagos State Junior Model College, Kankon, Badagry, Education District V clinching the first position, while Miss Chika Nnaji Adebola of Baptist Junior, Surulere, Education District IV and Miss Alexander Ibukun of Ajara Comprehensive Senior  High School, Education District V emerged second and  third positions respectively. They received prizes such as laptop computer and tablets for their efforts. Four other teachers from the state also won consolation prizes being among the b