How I escaped from Boko Haram – Chibok schoolgirl

One of the escaped Chibok schoolgirls, who goes with a pseudonym “Sa’a” addressed delegates at the recent Global Education and Skill Forum (GESF) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, who was at the event had exclusive interview with her. Excerpts: Can you recollect what happened on April 14, 2014 when Boko Haram attacked your school? What happened that night was a very terrible experience. We, the senior students, writing our final examinations were in school when Boko Haram came to Chibok town and started shooting sporadically. When…

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Phyno becomes Glo brand ambassador

Phyno

Top-rated musician, Azubuike Chibuzor Nelson, popularly known as Phyno, has joined the brand ambassador family of telecommunications giant, Globacom. Phyno recently got enlisted in the group which already boasts of accomplished music stars including Flavour, Olamide, Timaya, Omawumi, Korede Bello and Reekado Banks, among others. Globacom in a statement released on Wednesday stated that Phyno, as a worthy role model for youths, will use Globacom’s extensive network to connect with his fans while also using his star power to support the brand’s equity building initiatives, particularly in the area of…

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Confusion over Buhari’s appointment of Mukoro as board chair

There was confusion within the leadership of the All Progressives Congress( APC) inDeltaStateyesterday, following the appointment of Prof. Saliba Mukoro, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and an aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, as the board chairman of French Language Centre in Lagos. A member of the state executive of the APC, who spoke with our correspondent on the development, but who did not want his name in print, described the appointment of Mukoro as not only devastating to APC in Delta, but had also caused serious confusion…

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Ndume’s suspension: Senate politics of vendetta

CHUKWU DAVID reports on the Senate’s suspension of the senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, which some analysts have blamed on vendetta politics Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, the former majority leader of the Eighth Senate, represents Borno South on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He has been in the National Assembly since 2003, when he won election into the House of Representatives on the platform of All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). He served as minority leader in the lower House between 2007 and 2011. In 2011,…

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‘Stop committing syntactic errors in Yoruba language

Yorubas have been urged to stop committing syntactic errors in Yoruba language, especially with proverbs and other clichés. Mr. Sunday Adeniyi stated this at the last edition of Yoruba Lakotun, a quarterly live audience participatory programme where different creative arts are done and an interview session with a Yoruba writer. Held at Ethnic Heritage Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos, the show was hosted by Olutayo Irantiola. Adeniyi, author of Esin Obinrin, Owu Iya gbon and other books, who was the Guest writer at the vent, noted that ‘Yoruba sayings have been bastardised…

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‘FUNAI bridging gaps in tertiary education system’

The Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, is one of the 12 universities established by the Goodluck Jonathan Administration in 2011. The institution was represented by four Faculty Deans at the 2017 Technology and Innovation Expo in Abuja. They spoke with OJIAKU KALU on the institution’s efforts at recovering the lost fortunes of Nigeria’s tertiary education.     You are in Abuja as a team from Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, could you shed more light to why you are in Abuja? Well, we are in Abuja to participate in the…

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