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Crying Rooms for Japanese Female Customers

Crying Rooms for Japanese Female Customers

When it comes to conjuring ideas and services meant to woo or attract customers, Japanese entrepreneurs appear to be one step ahead of their counterparts elsewhere. From introducing a cat cafe that caters to cats owned by customers, another hotel in the country called Mitsui Garden Yotsuya Hotel, in Shinjuku, has come up with the ‘crying rooms’ idea for female guests! The concept is for distraught women to have a special place to relieve tension


FUTA Names Library After Ilemobade

The authorities of the Federal University of Technology, Akure has named the institution’s library after its former Vice Chancellor Professor Albert Adeoye Ilemobade who died recently. This was revealed by Adebiyi Daramola, FUTA’s Vice-Chancellor, during a commendation service held in honour of Ilemobade at FUTA’s new auditorium on Monday July 27. Daramola said the former Vice Chancellor merited the honour because of his many contributions to the development of FUTA and the education sector in

Man To Seek Police Permit For Sex

Signs of the End Time?

No doubt, adherents of various religious bodies who believe in the ‘End Time’ phenomenon, would readily tell whoever care to listen that their fear is about to materialise. The world is coming to an end, they say, and with recent happenings around the world, they may have their point. Or how do one justify recent court rulings of sensitive issues that bother on marriage and family around the globe? Take for example the legalization of

Oscar-Winning Titanic Composer Dies In Plane Crash

James Horner, Oscar-winning composer of Titanic, has died in a plane crash in southern California. He was aged 61. A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed near Santa Barbara on Monday morning. The identity of the pilot was not initially known, but Sylvia Patrycja, Horner’s assistant, confirmed his death on her Facebook page. “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent,” Patrycja wrote. “He died doing what he loved. Thank

Nine Die In U.S. Church Shooting

Nine persons have died in a shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, United States on Wednesday. Gregory Mullen, City Police Chief, described the attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church as a “hate crime.” A prayer meeting was going on in the church at the time of the shooting incident which occurred at about 21:00 local time on Wednesday (01:00 GMT Thursday). The church’s pastor, State Senator Clementa Pinckney, is


Oscar Pistorius Due For Probation In August

Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, will be released on probation on August 21 after a recommendation from South Africa’s correctional services department. The Paralympian was jailed for five years in 2014 for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Under South African law he is eligible for release under “correctional supervision” having served a sixth of his sentence. South African Commissioner of Correctional Services, Zach Modise, told news men that the case management committee at


Egypt Court To Retry Mubarak

Ousted Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, has been ordered to stand trial all over again over the killing of protesters in 2011 by an Egyptian appeals court. The former president was cleared in a retrial in November 2014 after he was initially jailed for life over the death of 800 people during the revolution. He was separately convicted of corruption and sentenced to three years in jail earlier this year. Mubarak, 87, is currently in the


Buhari Seeks Senate Approval To Appoint 15 Advisers

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the Senate seeking approval to appoint fifteen advisers. The letter was read in the Senate on Tuesday by the Senate president, David Mark. The letter is President Buhari’s first correspondence to the National Assembly since assuming office on Friday. The appointments would be the second for the new president who only named his spokespersons and chief of protocol on Sunday. Buhari has however not revealed the names

Don’t Terminate Amnesty Programme, Ijaw Youths Tell Buhari

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has expressed mixed feelings and concerns over the inaugural address of President Muhammadu Buhari in relation to the Niger Delta region. A statement issued by Eric Omare, spokesman of the IYC, said there is need to review the terminal date of the Amnesty Programme to accommodate those who are yet to complete the scheme. “President Muhammadu Buhari in his speech said that the amnesty programme for ex-Niger Delta agitators would

Multiple Accidents On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A trailer loaded with goods is currently on fire at the Sapade area of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway according to eyewitnesses. Elsewhere, on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, a red car also went up in flames around the Ogudu area of Lagos at about 10.30am on Monday. Similarly, another accident occurred around the NSCE Quarry site along the ever busy Lagos Ibadan expressway on Monday when a petrol tanker fell, spilling its content. These accidents have now led