Nigerian teen gets 19 $5m scholarship offers in US, Canada

Nigeria’s Victory Yinka-Banjo, a 17-year-old high school graduate, was offered more than $5 million worth of scholarship money for an undergraduate program of study, according to admission documents and estimates of financial aid awards. “It still feels pretty unbelievable. I applied to so many schools because I didn’t even think any school would accept me,” […]

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Shakeup as IGP redeploys Anambra CP, others

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of Christopher Owolabi as new Commissioner of Police (CP) of Anambra Police Command. The deployment of the new CP, Baba said, is part of the ongoing efforts at re-ordering, overhauling and strengthening the security and policing architecture in Anambra, South-East and South-South regions. […]

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Kaduna bandits kill 323, kidnap 949 in 3 months

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai A total of 323 persons were killed and 949 kidnapped by bandits in the last three months across Kaduna, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has said. The Commissioner, who disclosed this on Friday while presenting report of security situation in the State for the first quarter […]

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Afenifere marks 70th anniversary with special Jumat service

Members of the Ondo State chapter of the Pan Yoruba socio cultural Organisation, Afenifere led by the State Chairman, Basorun Seinde Arogbofa who also doubles as the Organisation’s Secretary General, at a special Jumat service held at the Akure Central Mosque, to mark the 70th anniversary of Afenifere. On Arogbofa’s left is Chief Korede Duyile, […]

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Pensioners part of new minimum wage increment — FG

The Federal Government has approved the adjustment in pensions of retirees under the defined benefit pension scheme arising from the implementation of the New National Minimum Wage Act 2019. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, Mr Ekpo Nta, Acting Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) said the approval would take effect from April […]

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Afenifere at 70: Footprints of a colossus movement – Part 3

Existential transformation/metamorphosis of Afenifere 13(i)After the first military insurrection of January 15, 1966, the Military Junta under General Thomas Aguiyi Ironsi issued series of decrees that suspended and abrogated the 1960 & the 1963 Republican Federal Constitutions to give itself some semblance of legitimacy. Let it therefore be stated again and for posterity that the […]

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At least 44 dead in Israel Jewish pilgrimage ‘disaster’

This handout photo obtained from the Israeli Behadrei Haredim on April 30, 2021 shows security officials and rescuers gathering around the corpses of victims who died in a stampede overnight during a religious gathering in Meron in northern Israel near the reputed tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century Talmudic sage, where mainly ultra-Orthodox […]

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Look beyond military in war against insecurity, EU tells FG

Ambassador Ketil Karlsen and other EU officials during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja Falana queries Buhari’s call for U.S. help outside AU, ECOWAS Experts disagree on Nigeria’s invitation of AFRICOM Masari: State of emergency won’t address insecurity Tight security at National Assembly over alleged threat Rivers imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew […]

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Afenifere at 70: Footprints of a colossus movement – Part 2

Continued from yesterdayThe Action Group was the first to propose and establish the institution of “SHADOW CABINET”. This is the practice in parliamentary system whereby the opposition party has permanent people to oversee different departments of government with a view to getting themselves well acquainted and knowledgeable about their ministries so that if their party […]

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