Reward our teachers on earth!
The recent investigative report of a newspaper on the scarcity of teachers in public schools and the revelation that nearly 80 per cent of the states in the country have placed embargo on recruitment, are shocking and tragic. It is such dismal revelations that must question the whole idea of having a government in the…
How Finland Moved From A Suicide Hopspot To World's Happiest Country
When the UN crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised. How could this Nordic country, better known for its harsh weather and high suicide rate, be the world's happiest? Although international comparisons are imperfect due to holes in the data, in…
Fitzpatrick fires seven-under 65 to lead Dubai Desert Classic
Matthew Fitzpatrick finished with four straight birdies to take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic yesterday, Reuters reports. The Englishman recovered from a bogey on the sixth hole to post seven-under-par 65, his best opening-round score since the 2015 British Masters, where he won the title. In perfect scoring…
Trump's forest remarks 'rake news' for Finland
Social media in Finland was ablaze with bemused comments on Monday after US President Donald Trump claimed the forest-covered nation prevents wildfires by raking its forest floors.
We did not receive visa application from AFN, says Finland Embassy
The Embassy of Finland in Nigeria has described as false reports in the Nigerian media that they were responsible for the inability of three young Nigerian athletes to travel for the just ended 17th IAAF World U-20 Championship in Tampere, Finland. Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Secretary General, Amaechi Akawo, had revealed three days before…
Finnish police ask Spain for info on Puigdemont arrest warrant
Finnish police said Saturday they had requested more information from Spanish authorities before acting on an arrest warrant issued against Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont, though it was unclear whether he was actually in Finland.
Finns set to re-elect Niinisto to ease Russia concerns
Finland's pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto, whose skills at staving off tensions with the Nordic nation's powerful neighbour Russia have earned him popularity among voters, was poised to win another six-year term following voting Sunday. The 69-year-old, who campaigned as an independent, has skilfully shifted the EU member state closer to NATO without antagonising Russia, with…
Finland to celebrate 100th Independence anniversary with coffee, blue and white lightings
OFFICIAL celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Finland will commence in Helsinki, its capital on December 6, 2017, in Nigeria and around the world with monuments in the country draped and illuminated with blue and white lightings. The entire country will also take a moment together to enjoy a cup of coffee to mark the occasion, amidst…
Finnish court identifies Turku stabbing suspect
Court documents on Monday identified the suspect in last week's stabbing spree in a Finnish city -- being probed as the country's first ever terror attack -- as 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah.
Chinese president Xi visits Finland on his way to US
China's President Xi Jinping, on the way to his eagerly awaited first encounter with Donald Trump, met his Finnish counterpart in Helsinki Wednesday, saying there was "great potential" for future bilateral trade ties.