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  •   Brexit negotiations were running to the wire ahead of an European Union EU leaders summit on Thursday As a key domestic ally of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it could not support the deal on the table Late Wednesday British and EU negotiators reached agreement on all key outstanding obstacles to a Brexit deal barring value added tax regimes according to EU diplomats But early Thursday the Democratic Unionist Party DUP of Northern Ireland said it cannot back the terms of the current deal on the table As things stand we could not support what is being suggested on customs and consent issues and there is a lack of clarity on VAT the party leadership said in a statement posted on Twitter Johnson is hoping for the support of the DUP to push a Brexit deal through parliament and their opinion could also sway Conservatives in his own party European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker spoke to Johnson early Thursday Every hour and minute counts ahead of the summit Juncker s spokeswoman Mina Andreeva wrote on Twitter We are not there yet German Chancellor Angela Merkel told parliament in Berlin By Thursday morning the British and EU negotiating teams had not yet produced an all important legal text for European capitals to review ahead of the summit We are still patient a senior EU official said Maybe we will have a deal or maybe not Britain is due to leave the EU on Oct 31 If a deal is not struck on Thursday there may not be enough time to ratify it by Oct 31 the EU official warned Translators are on standby to translate any text into the bloc s 23 languages he noted Any deal will need to be approved by British and EU national parliaments EU officials are wary after an earlier deal negotiated by Johnson s predecessor Theresa May was rejected by parliament in Westminster three times EU leaders are also due to discuss Turkey s incursion into northern Syria after EU ministers resolved earlier this week to curb arms exports to Ankara The bloc which has a close partnership with Turkey on issues including migration has stopped short of issuing sanctions but has condemned the operation North Macedonia and Albania are also awaiting word from the summit on whether they can start EU accession talks after EU ministers failed to come to agreement on the move due to French led opposition EU leaders will also touch base on terse negotiations to conclude the bloc s next long term budget Britain s planned departure will leave a budget shortfall that is making the issue even harder than usual to resolve NAN dpa HS YEE Edited by Halima Sheji Emmanuel Yashim
    Final Brexit hurdles remain, hours before Johnson meets EU partners
      Brexit negotiations were running to the wire ahead of an European Union EU leaders summit on Thursday As a key domestic ally of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it could not support the deal on the table Late Wednesday British and EU negotiators reached agreement on all key outstanding obstacles to a Brexit deal barring value added tax regimes according to EU diplomats But early Thursday the Democratic Unionist Party DUP of Northern Ireland said it cannot back the terms of the current deal on the table As things stand we could not support what is being suggested on customs and consent issues and there is a lack of clarity on VAT the party leadership said in a statement posted on Twitter Johnson is hoping for the support of the DUP to push a Brexit deal through parliament and their opinion could also sway Conservatives in his own party European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker spoke to Johnson early Thursday Every hour and minute counts ahead of the summit Juncker s spokeswoman Mina Andreeva wrote on Twitter We are not there yet German Chancellor Angela Merkel told parliament in Berlin By Thursday morning the British and EU negotiating teams had not yet produced an all important legal text for European capitals to review ahead of the summit We are still patient a senior EU official said Maybe we will have a deal or maybe not Britain is due to leave the EU on Oct 31 If a deal is not struck on Thursday there may not be enough time to ratify it by Oct 31 the EU official warned Translators are on standby to translate any text into the bloc s 23 languages he noted Any deal will need to be approved by British and EU national parliaments EU officials are wary after an earlier deal negotiated by Johnson s predecessor Theresa May was rejected by parliament in Westminster three times EU leaders are also due to discuss Turkey s incursion into northern Syria after EU ministers resolved earlier this week to curb arms exports to Ankara The bloc which has a close partnership with Turkey on issues including migration has stopped short of issuing sanctions but has condemned the operation North Macedonia and Albania are also awaiting word from the summit on whether they can start EU accession talks after EU ministers failed to come to agreement on the move due to French led opposition EU leaders will also touch base on terse negotiations to conclude the bloc s next long term budget Britain s planned departure will leave a budget shortfall that is making the issue even harder than usual to resolve NAN dpa HS YEE Edited by Halima Sheji Emmanuel Yashim
    Final Brexit hurdles remain, hours before Johnson meets EU partners
    Foreign3 years ago

    Final Brexit hurdles remain, hours before Johnson meets EU partners

      Brexit negotiations were running to the wire ahead of an European Union (EU) leaders’ summit on Thursday.

    As a key domestic ally of British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said it could not support the deal on the table.

    Late Wednesday, British and EU negotiators reached agreement on all key outstanding obstacles to a Brexit deal, barring value-added tax regimes, according to EU diplomats.

    But early Thursday, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland said it cannot back the terms of the current deal on the table.

    “As things stand, we could not support what is being suggested on customs and consent issues and there is a lack of clarity on VAT,’’ the party leadership said in a statement posted on Twitter.

    Johnson is hoping for the support of the DUP to push a Brexit deal through parliament, and their opinion could also sway Conservatives in his own party.

    European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker spoke to Johnson early Thursday.

    “Every hour and minute counts’’ ahead of the summit, Juncker’s spokeswoman Mina Andreeva wrote on Twitter.

    “We are not there yet,’’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel told parliament in Berlin.

    By Thursday morning, the British and EU negotiating teams had not yet produced an all-important legal text for European capitals to review ahead of the summit.

    “We are still patient,’’ a senior EU official said. “Maybe we will have a deal or maybe not.’’

    Britain is due to leave the EU on Oct 31.

    If a deal is not struck on Thursday, there may not be enough time to ratify it by Oct 31, the EU official warned.

    Translators are on standby to translate any text into the bloc’s 23 languages, he noted.

    Any deal will need to be approved by British and EU national parliaments.

    EU officials are wary, after an earlier deal negotiated by Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May was rejected by parliament in Westminster three times.

    EU leaders are also due to discuss Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria, after EU ministers resolved earlier this week to curb arms exports to Ankara.

    The bloc, which has a close partnership with Turkey on issues including migration, has stopped short of issuing sanctions but has condemned the operation.

    North Macedonia and Albania are also awaiting word from the summit on whether they can start EU accession talks, after EU ministers failed to come to agreement on the move due to French-led opposition.

    EU leaders will also touch base on terse negotiations to conclude the bloc’s next long-term budget.

    Britain’s planned departure will leave a budget shortfall that is making the issue even harder than usual to resolve. (NAN/dpa)

    HS/YEE

    Edited by Halima Sheji/Emmanuel Yashim

  •   Nia Ali back in the starting blocks after giving birth to her second child powered to victory in the world championships 100 meters hurdles on Sunday leading an American one two finish Ali who won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics after having her first child went one better in front of another full house Khalifa Stadium blazing across the line in a personal best time of 12 34 seconds World record holder Kendra Harrison winner of 10 consecutive races this season settled for silver in 12 46 edging out Jamaica s 2015 world champion Danielle Williams who was clocked a 12 47 The U S was denied a possible podium sweep when Olympic champion Brianna McNeal was disqualified in the opening heats after a false start Reuters NAN VO MZA Edited by Maharazu Ahmed
    Ali leads U.S. one-two in 100 meters hurdles
      Nia Ali back in the starting blocks after giving birth to her second child powered to victory in the world championships 100 meters hurdles on Sunday leading an American one two finish Ali who won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics after having her first child went one better in front of another full house Khalifa Stadium blazing across the line in a personal best time of 12 34 seconds World record holder Kendra Harrison winner of 10 consecutive races this season settled for silver in 12 46 edging out Jamaica s 2015 world champion Danielle Williams who was clocked a 12 47 The U S was denied a possible podium sweep when Olympic champion Brianna McNeal was disqualified in the opening heats after a false start Reuters NAN VO MZA Edited by Maharazu Ahmed
    Ali leads U.S. one-two in 100 meters hurdles
    General news3 years ago

    Ali leads U.S. one-two in 100 meters hurdles

    Nia Ali, back in the starting blocks after giving birth to her second child, powered to victory in the world championships 100 meters hurdles on Sunday, leading an American one-two finish.

    Ali, who won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics after having her first child, went one better in front of another full-house Khalifa Stadium, blazing across the line in a personal best time of 12.34 seconds.

    World record holder Kendra Harrison, winner of 10 consecutive races this season, settled for silver in 12.46 edging out Jamaica’s 2015 world champion Danielle Williams, who was clocked a 12.47.

    The U.S. was denied a possible podium sweep when Olympic champion Brianna McNeal was disqualified in the opening heats after a false start. (Reuters/NAN)

    VO/MZA

    Edited by Maharazu Ahmed

  •  Olympic champion Brianna McNeal was out of the world championships before they really started for her disqualified for a false start in her 100 metres hurdles heat The American McNeal left the infield in tears after being shown the red card and then arguing briefly and in vain with race judges Tobi Amusan of Nigeria topped the heats with a personal best 12 48 seconds the fastest time ever run in a first round Jamaican season leader Danielle Williams had 12 51 American World record holder Kendra Harrison 12 55 and European champion Elvira Herman of Belarus also moved on German defending and European champion Johannes Vetter needed just one massive throw of 89 35 metres to move into the men s javelin final far exceeding the 84m qualifying mark The medal events later Saturday are the women s 1 500m 5 000m and triple jump the men s marathon and shot put plus the men s and women s 4x100m relays ACO ABI Edited by Abiodun Oluleye Ali Baba Inuwa
    Amusan leads hurdles heats, DQ for Olympic champ McNeal
     Olympic champion Brianna McNeal was out of the world championships before they really started for her disqualified for a false start in her 100 metres hurdles heat The American McNeal left the infield in tears after being shown the red card and then arguing briefly and in vain with race judges Tobi Amusan of Nigeria topped the heats with a personal best 12 48 seconds the fastest time ever run in a first round Jamaican season leader Danielle Williams had 12 51 American World record holder Kendra Harrison 12 55 and European champion Elvira Herman of Belarus also moved on German defending and European champion Johannes Vetter needed just one massive throw of 89 35 metres to move into the men s javelin final far exceeding the 84m qualifying mark The medal events later Saturday are the women s 1 500m 5 000m and triple jump the men s marathon and shot put plus the men s and women s 4x100m relays ACO ABI Edited by Abiodun Oluleye Ali Baba Inuwa
    Amusan leads hurdles heats, DQ for Olympic champ McNeal
    General news3 years ago

    Amusan leads hurdles heats, DQ for Olympic champ McNeal

    Olympic champion Brianna McNeal was out of the world championships before they really started for her, disqualified for a false start in her 100 metres hurdles heat.

    The American McNeal left the infield in tears after being shown the red card and then arguing briefly and in vain with race judges.

    Tobi Amusan of Nigeria topped the heats with a personal best 12.48 seconds, the fastest time ever run in a first round.

    Jamaican season leader Danielle Williams had 12.51, American World record holder Kendra Harrison 12.55, and European champion Elvira Herman of Belarus also moved on.

    German defending and European champion Johannes Vetter needed just one massive throw of 89.35 metres to move into the men’s javelin final, far exceeding the 84m qualifying mark.

    The medal events later Saturday are the women’s 1,500m, 5,000m and triple jump; the men’s marathon and shot put; plus the men’s and women’s 4x100m relays.

    ACO/ABI

    Edited by Abiodun Oluleye/Ali Baba-Inuwa

  •   Wisdom Musa Nigeria s representative in the U 20 category to the Confederation of African Athletics Championships in Abidjan says hurdles make him think clearly Musa who placed fourth with a time of 12 76 seconds at the competition held in April told News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that hurdles gave him immense joy and ability When I think about hurdle it gives me a great deal of joy and it helps me think straight and right though hurdle is very technical It brings out the real me it gives me joy no matter my position even when I am sick and cannot do anything All you have to do is bring a hurdle and I will stand up that is how strong my love for hurdle is I always call hurdle my wife funny though he said Musa who gave reasons for placing fourth at the championships in Abidjan said that he had learnt from his mistakes I had a good start but my error was hitting the hurdle instead of going over it and my hand co ordination was bad he said The athlete who started career in 2014 said that Abejoye Oyeniyi Martins Ogeriakhi and Abullahi Bashiru were his role models in Nigeria Internationally my role models are Aries Merritte a world record holder and David Oliver he told NNN He also said that one of his targets was to feature in the African Games I have gotten some of my targets for the year and I am still pushing for more but I will be proud to go for the African Games The athlete coached by Delta s Owivri Edirin added that he targeted an Olympic gold medal
    Hurdles make me think straight – Musa
      Wisdom Musa Nigeria s representative in the U 20 category to the Confederation of African Athletics Championships in Abidjan says hurdles make him think clearly Musa who placed fourth with a time of 12 76 seconds at the competition held in April told News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that hurdles gave him immense joy and ability When I think about hurdle it gives me a great deal of joy and it helps me think straight and right though hurdle is very technical It brings out the real me it gives me joy no matter my position even when I am sick and cannot do anything All you have to do is bring a hurdle and I will stand up that is how strong my love for hurdle is I always call hurdle my wife funny though he said Musa who gave reasons for placing fourth at the championships in Abidjan said that he had learnt from his mistakes I had a good start but my error was hitting the hurdle instead of going over it and my hand co ordination was bad he said The athlete who started career in 2014 said that Abejoye Oyeniyi Martins Ogeriakhi and Abullahi Bashiru were his role models in Nigeria Internationally my role models are Aries Merritte a world record holder and David Oliver he told NNN He also said that one of his targets was to feature in the African Games I have gotten some of my targets for the year and I am still pushing for more but I will be proud to go for the African Games The athlete coached by Delta s Owivri Edirin added that he targeted an Olympic gold medal
    Hurdles make me think straight – Musa
    General news4 years ago

    Hurdles make me think straight – Musa

    Wisdom Musa, Nigeria’s representative in the U-20 category to the Confederation of African Athletics Championships in Abidjan, says hurdles make him think clearly.

    Musa who placed fourth with a time of 12.76 seconds at the competition held in April, told News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that hurdles gave him immense joy and ability.

    “When I think about hurdle,  it gives me a great deal of joy and it helps me think straight and right, though hurdle is very technical.

    “It brings out the real me, it gives me joy no matter my position, even when I am sick and cannot do anything.

    “All you have to do is bring a hurdle  and I will stand up, that is how strong my love for hurdle is. I always call hurdle my wife, funny though,” he said.

    Musa who gave reasons for placing fourth at the championships in Abidjan, said that he had learnt from his mistakes.

    ” I had a good start but my error was hitting the hurdle instead of going over it, and my hand co-ordination was bad,” he said.

    The athlete who started career in 2014 said that Abejoye Oyeniyi, Martins Ogeriakhi and Abullahi Bashiru were his role models in Nigeria.

    “Internationally, my role models are Aries Merritte, a world record holder, and David Oliver,” he told NNN.

    He also said that one of his targets was to feature in the African Games.

    ” I have gotten some of my targets for the year and I am still pushing for more, but I will be proud to go for the African Games.’’

    The athlete coached by Delta’s Owivri Edirin added that he targeted an Olympic gold medal.

  •  Hurdles Lagos April 12 2019 Oyeniyi Abejoye a 110m hurdles silver medallist at the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships ASAC in Asaba Delta on Friday said that he derived great joy from the sport Abejoye told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that he recently relocated to the U S to enable him to train harder and perform better Hurdling to me is fun seeing the obstacles gives me reasons to attack and strive harder Basically running other events like the 100m and 200m all I do is jog because there are no obstacles ahead he said NNN reports that Abejoye raced to a season s best of 13 93secs to place second in his season opener at the Tiger Track Classic held from April 5 to April 6 in Auburn Alabama He attributed his success at the classic to some new techniques he was trying out I understand that there is always the fear of unattached when it comes to such meet that was what I built on I didn t run all out because I was trying out new techniques In the same meet I ran 100m in 11 18 seconds which I was low key proud of I didn t let the competition get into my head but rather put in the new techniques The athlete said that he was happy with his race but however described the performance as work in progress I am actually pleased I am satisfied with the result because it s work in progress So I am taking my time I have got enough meet to test run Here one has got enough competitions to run So I am not in a rush I am not under pressure Just trusting the process and trying to keep healthy he said Abejoye who was reacting to reasons for his relocation said he needed to up his game to be a better athlete Apparently I need to up my game which happens to be my major reason for changing my environment training and all I made my decision after the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia which was before IAAF point scoring rule he said He said that participating in Africa Games and International Association of Athletics IAAF World Championships were his targets for 2019 I want to take part in both competitions so all I want for now is work smart and keep healthy he said Abejoye said that apart from hurdles he loved the 400m adding that he did not see himself running the quarter mile event I like the 400m flat but I don t see myself running it 400m is cool in competition because it s a day race but the work out can hurt he said NNN reports that Abejoye represented the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and also represented Africa alongside Antonio Alkana of South Africa at the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava
    Hurdles gives me joy, says 2018 ASAC medallist
     Hurdles Lagos April 12 2019 Oyeniyi Abejoye a 110m hurdles silver medallist at the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships ASAC in Asaba Delta on Friday said that he derived great joy from the sport Abejoye told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that he recently relocated to the U S to enable him to train harder and perform better Hurdling to me is fun seeing the obstacles gives me reasons to attack and strive harder Basically running other events like the 100m and 200m all I do is jog because there are no obstacles ahead he said NNN reports that Abejoye raced to a season s best of 13 93secs to place second in his season opener at the Tiger Track Classic held from April 5 to April 6 in Auburn Alabama He attributed his success at the classic to some new techniques he was trying out I understand that there is always the fear of unattached when it comes to such meet that was what I built on I didn t run all out because I was trying out new techniques In the same meet I ran 100m in 11 18 seconds which I was low key proud of I didn t let the competition get into my head but rather put in the new techniques The athlete said that he was happy with his race but however described the performance as work in progress I am actually pleased I am satisfied with the result because it s work in progress So I am taking my time I have got enough meet to test run Here one has got enough competitions to run So I am not in a rush I am not under pressure Just trusting the process and trying to keep healthy he said Abejoye who was reacting to reasons for his relocation said he needed to up his game to be a better athlete Apparently I need to up my game which happens to be my major reason for changing my environment training and all I made my decision after the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia which was before IAAF point scoring rule he said He said that participating in Africa Games and International Association of Athletics IAAF World Championships were his targets for 2019 I want to take part in both competitions so all I want for now is work smart and keep healthy he said Abejoye said that apart from hurdles he loved the 400m adding that he did not see himself running the quarter mile event I like the 400m flat but I don t see myself running it 400m is cool in competition because it s a day race but the work out can hurt he said NNN reports that Abejoye represented the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and also represented Africa alongside Antonio Alkana of South Africa at the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava
    Hurdles gives me joy, says 2018 ASAC medallist
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    Hurdles gives me joy, says 2018 ASAC medallist

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    Lagos, April 12, 2019 Oyeniyi Abejoye, a 110m hurdles silver medallist at the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships (ASAC) in Asaba, Delta, on Friday said that he derived great joy from the sport.

    Abejoye told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that he recently relocated to the U.S. to enable him to train harder and perform better.

    “Hurdling to me is fun; seeing the obstacles gives me reasons to attack and strive harder.

    “Basically, running other events like the 100m and 200m, all I do is jog; because there are no obstacles ahead,” he said.

    NNN reports that Abejoye raced to a season’s best of 13.93secs to place second in his season opener, at the Tiger Track Classic, held from April 5 to April 6 in Auburn, Alabama.

    He attributed his success at the classic to some new techniques he was trying out.

    “I understand that there is always the fear of unattached when it comes to such meet, that was what I built on. I didn’t run all out because I was trying out new techniques.

    “In the same meet, I ran 100m in 11.18 seconds which I was low-key proud of; I didn’t let the competition get into my head but rather put in the new techniques.”

    The athlete said that he was happy with his race, but, however, described the performance as work in progress.

    “I am actually pleased; I am satisfied with the result because it’s work in progress. So, I am taking my time.

    “I have got enough meet to test run.

    “Here, one has got enough competitions to run. So, I am not in a rush; I am not under pressure. Just trusting the process and trying to keep healthy,” he said.

    Abejoye, who was reacting to reasons for his relocation, said he needed to up his game to be a better athlete.

    “Apparently, I need to up my game which happens to be my major reason for changing my environment, training and all.

    “I made my decision after the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia which was before IAAF point scoring rule,” he said.

    He said that participating in Africa Games and International Association of Athletics (IAAF) World Championships were his targets for 2019.

    “I want to take part in both competitions; so, all I want for now is work smart and keep healthy,” he said.

    Abejoye said that apart from hurdles, he loved the 400m, adding that he did not see himself running the quarter mile event.

    “I like the 400m flat, but I don’t see myself running it. 400m is cool in competition because it’s a day race; but the work out can hurt,” he said.

    NNN reports that Abejoye represented the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia; and also represented Africa alongside Antonio Alkana of South Africa at the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava.

  •   Support By Ijeoma Olorunfemi Abuja Jan 28 2019 NNN The Hillside School Abuja is soliciting the support of Federal Government and private institutions to enable it represent the country in a robotics competition in Texas U S in April Mr Enoch Jacob the Physics Teacher in the school solicited for the support in Abuja on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN Jacob also the Mentor of Robotics Club in the school said the competition FIRST LEGO League FLL World Festival would be an opportunity for the school to tell the story of Nigeria at the global platform For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology FIRST is an international youth organisation that organises the FIRST Robotics Competition and other competitions sponsored by the company NNN reports that FLL is an international competition organised by FIRST for elementary and middle school students in the United States Canada and other countries of the world According to the physics teacher the school participated in the national FIRST Annual Robotics competition that was held from Jan 18th to 19th and emerged winner among many other schools across the country Having come first in that competition we had an opportunity to represent Nigeria in Houston Texas for the international FIRST LEGO League which will take place from April 17 to 20 2019 This is a crucial moment in this country because we are trying to get out of being third world country to a developed country and artificial intelligence is the future of the world We want the nation to know that it is important for the future of this country We need the country to support us both financially and cheering us to lift the flag of Nigeria on that global scene We want to tell the good Nigerian story because we are making efforts in developing artificial intelligence and in making Nigeria relevant in the world Jacob said He said that by supporting the students the school would avail them the opportunity to network with other students and also replicate the ideas they would witness in the country The opportunity is going to be a game changer for the students because it will revolutionalise their thinking because they will network with students from across the world The teacher said that the competition would focus on space and the orbit as well as the exploration of space generally According to him the challenge will range from how humans have been able to travel to space the problems and challenges astronauts encounter in the space among others He said that artificial intelligence and robotics could break such hurdles in space He also said that the school was engaging its students to create different projects in groups which tend to solving the challenges in space in preparation for the competition According to Jacob 108 countries are going to be represented in the competition and the government private institutions support will propel the students to do better NNN NIU AAB TA Edited By Adeboye Ajayi Tajudeen Atitebi
    Hillside school Abuja solicits support to represent Nigeria in U.S. for robotics competition
      Support By Ijeoma Olorunfemi Abuja Jan 28 2019 NNN The Hillside School Abuja is soliciting the support of Federal Government and private institutions to enable it represent the country in a robotics competition in Texas U S in April Mr Enoch Jacob the Physics Teacher in the school solicited for the support in Abuja on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NNN Jacob also the Mentor of Robotics Club in the school said the competition FIRST LEGO League FLL World Festival would be an opportunity for the school to tell the story of Nigeria at the global platform For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology FIRST is an international youth organisation that organises the FIRST Robotics Competition and other competitions sponsored by the company NNN reports that FLL is an international competition organised by FIRST for elementary and middle school students in the United States Canada and other countries of the world According to the physics teacher the school participated in the national FIRST Annual Robotics competition that was held from Jan 18th to 19th and emerged winner among many other schools across the country Having come first in that competition we had an opportunity to represent Nigeria in Houston Texas for the international FIRST LEGO League which will take place from April 17 to 20 2019 This is a crucial moment in this country because we are trying to get out of being third world country to a developed country and artificial intelligence is the future of the world We want the nation to know that it is important for the future of this country We need the country to support us both financially and cheering us to lift the flag of Nigeria on that global scene We want to tell the good Nigerian story because we are making efforts in developing artificial intelligence and in making Nigeria relevant in the world Jacob said He said that by supporting the students the school would avail them the opportunity to network with other students and also replicate the ideas they would witness in the country The opportunity is going to be a game changer for the students because it will revolutionalise their thinking because they will network with students from across the world The teacher said that the competition would focus on space and the orbit as well as the exploration of space generally According to him the challenge will range from how humans have been able to travel to space the problems and challenges astronauts encounter in the space among others He said that artificial intelligence and robotics could break such hurdles in space He also said that the school was engaging its students to create different projects in groups which tend to solving the challenges in space in preparation for the competition According to Jacob 108 countries are going to be represented in the competition and the government private institutions support will propel the students to do better NNN NIU AAB TA Edited By Adeboye Ajayi Tajudeen Atitebi
    Hillside school Abuja solicits support to represent Nigeria in U.S. for robotics competition
    Science & Technology4 years ago

    Hillside school Abuja solicits support to represent Nigeria in U.S. for robotics competition

     

     

     

    Support

    By Ijeoma Olorunfemi

    Abuja, Jan. 28, 2019 (NNN) The Hillside School Abuja is soliciting the support of Federal Government and private institutions to enable it represent the country in a robotics competition in Texas, U.S., in April.

    Mr Enoch Jacob, the Physics Teacher in the school, solicited for the support in Abuja on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) .

    Jacob, also the Mentor of Robotics Club in the school, said the competition, `FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival’, would be an opportunity for the school to tell the story of Nigeria at the global platform.

    For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is an international youth organisation that organises the FIRST Robotics Competition and other competitions sponsored by the company.

    NNN reports that FLL is an international competition organised by FIRST for elementary and middle school students in the United States, Canada and other countries of the world.

    According to the physics teacher, the school participated in the national FIRST Annual Robotics competition that was held from Jan. 18th to 19th and emerged winner among many other schools across the country.

    “Having come first in that competition, we had an opportunity to represent Nigeria in Houston Texas for the international FIRST LEGO League which will take place from April 17 to 20, 2019.

    “This is a crucial moment in this country because we are trying to get out of being third world country to a developed country and artificial intelligence is the future of the world.

    “We want the nation to know that it is important for the future of this country. We need the country to support us both financially and cheering us to lift the flag of Nigeria on that global scene.

    “We want to tell the good Nigerian story because we are making efforts in developing artificial intelligence and in making Nigeria relevant in the world,” Jacob said.

    He said that by supporting the students, the school would avail them the opportunity to network with other students and also replicate the ideas they would witness in the country.

    “The opportunity is going to be a game changer for the students because it will revolutionalise their thinking because they will network with students from across the world.”

    The teacher said that the competition would focus on space and the orbit as well as the exploration of space generally.

    According to him, the challenge will range from how humans have been able to travel to space, the problems and challenges astronauts encounter in the space, among others.

    He said that artificial intelligence and robotics could break such hurdles in space.

    He also said that the school was engaging its students to create different projects in groups which tend to solving the challenges in space in preparation for the competition.

    According to Jacob, 108 countries are going to be represented in the competition and the government, private institutions’ support will propel the students to do better. (NNN)

    NIU/AAB/TA

    Edited By Adeboye Ajayi/Tajudeen Atitebi

  •   Win By Olanrewaju Akojede Lagos Feb 6 2019 NNN Lagos based MFM FC Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu on Wednesday said the team would not be carried away in spite of claiming his much touted away win against Remo Stars FC in Oshogbo The youthful coach can now heave a sigh of relief after his young team claimed a vital 1 0 away win against Remo Stars FC in Osogbo The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the team s gaffer had earlier in his pre match interview spoke passionately of getting an away win which eventually came to fruition The Match Day 7 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL dubbed South West derby had Kabir Adeniji score the only goal that separated both sides at the Osogbo Township Stadium An elated Ilechukwu told NNN that though he so much cherished the win he won t be swayed by the crucial win adding that there were many hurdles to cross still The victory is a great one because it is what we have been looking forward to and today we got it Remo Stars played better in the second half but we were able to curtail them I will also give it to them I must congratulate my boys for a job well delivered What I know is that we won t allow this away win get to our heads We must make sure that we win our home games as well he said NNN KOJE MUYI PDE Edited by Muhyideen Jimoh Peter Ejiofor
    We won’t be carried away by first away win — MFM FC Coach
      Win By Olanrewaju Akojede Lagos Feb 6 2019 NNN Lagos based MFM FC Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu on Wednesday said the team would not be carried away in spite of claiming his much touted away win against Remo Stars FC in Oshogbo The youthful coach can now heave a sigh of relief after his young team claimed a vital 1 0 away win against Remo Stars FC in Osogbo The News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the team s gaffer had earlier in his pre match interview spoke passionately of getting an away win which eventually came to fruition The Match Day 7 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL dubbed South West derby had Kabir Adeniji score the only goal that separated both sides at the Osogbo Township Stadium An elated Ilechukwu told NNN that though he so much cherished the win he won t be swayed by the crucial win adding that there were many hurdles to cross still The victory is a great one because it is what we have been looking forward to and today we got it Remo Stars played better in the second half but we were able to curtail them I will also give it to them I must congratulate my boys for a job well delivered What I know is that we won t allow this away win get to our heads We must make sure that we win our home games as well he said NNN KOJE MUYI PDE Edited by Muhyideen Jimoh Peter Ejiofor
    We won’t be carried away by first away win — MFM FC Coach
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    We won’t be carried away by first away win — MFM FC Coach

    WinBy Olanrewaju Akojede
    Lagos, Feb. 6, 2019 (NNN) Lagos-based MFM FC Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu, on Wednesday said the team would not be carried away in spite of claiming his much touted away win against Remo Stars FC in Oshogbo.The youthful coach can now heave a sigh of relief after his young team claimed a vital 1-0 away win against Remo Stars FC in Osogbo.The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that the team’s gaffer had earlier in his pre-match interview spoke passionately of getting an away win which eventually came to fruition.The Match Day 7 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) dubbed South-West derby had Kabir Adeniji score the only goal that separated both sides at the Osogbo Township Stadium.An elated Ilechukwu told NNN that though he so much cherished the win, he won’t be swayed by the crucial win adding that there were many hurdles to cross still.“The victory is a great one because it is what we have been looking forward to and today, we got it.“Remo Stars played better in the second half but we were able to curtail them, I will also give it to them.“I must congratulate my boys for a job well delivered. What I know is that we won’t allow this away win get to our heads. We must make sure that we win our home games as well,” he said. (NNN)
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