11-YR OLD NIGERIAN ARTIST SET TO MEET KOREAN PRESIDENT AFTER MEETING AND DRAWING FRENCH PRESIDENT MACRON

11-year-old Nigerian artist, Waris Kareem, has emerged the recipient of Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award for 2019. The Representative of Taiwan in Nigeria, Ambassador Vincent Yang made this known in Lagos on Wednesday. Yang noted that Kareem stood out among other 2,723 recommended candidates across the world. He said that Waris Kareem, who had gained global recognition for his incredible drawings would meet the Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen, among other laureates. “Nigerian child Artist, Waris Olamilekan Kareem has gained global recognition…

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GANDUJE’S WIFE. HAFSAT NOW A PROFESSOR AT MARYAM ABACHA AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN NIGER

The promotion of the wife of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Dr. Hafsat to the rank of associate professor has been approved by the governing Council of Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN). Mrs Ganduje is currently a lecturer at the Department of Education, Bayero University, Kano. The promotion was made known in a statement signed by the President and Founder of the university, Prof. Adamu Abubakar-Gwarzo and made available to Newsmen in Kano on Tuesday. Muhammad-Tukur, a member of the delegation said the decision to elevate her to the new rank…

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WHY WE LAID SIEGE ON SAHARA REPORTERS,, CDHR- POLICE

The Nigerian police on Wednesday laid a siege to the offices of news platform, Sahara Reporters; and rights group, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), in Lagos as rights groups condemned the development. Fully armed police contingents arrived at about 6 a.m. at the national secretariat of CDHR at Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja and the office of Civic Media Lab at Isaac John, GRA Ikeja where Sahara Reporters is assumed to be domiciled. The security operatives were still there at the time of this report. They are believed to have gathered…

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319 NIGERIANS DEPART SOUTH AFRICA FOR HOME

Affairs, Mr. Kimiebi Ebenfa, confirmed this to The PUNCH via a WhatsApp message on Wednesday. He said, “We wish to inform you that the second batch of about 319 willing Nigerian returnees from South Africa has departed O. R. Tambo International Airport Johannesburg, South Africa, today at 14h58 local time. “The returnees, who were airlifted by Air Peace Airline are expected to arrive Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, today at about 18h58 local time.” The first flight had brought back 187 Nigerians out of the 313 scheduled for the evacuation…

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I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HONOURED IN MY LIFE SAYS AIR PEACE BOSS, ONYEMA

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has extended the commendation of the House of Representatives to the Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, for offering free air services to the Federal Government in the evacuation of Nigerians under xenophobic attacks in South Africa. “We hereby commend Mr Allen Onyema and recommend him to the Federal Government for higher honours in Nigeria,” he said. The lawmakers gave Onyema a standing ovation when called upon to address them. “You have brought tears to my eyes again. I…

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EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE STABS LOVER TO DEATH OVER 2,500

A student of the Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (EKSU) identified as Bukola Odeyemi, allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, John Iju, to death. The alleged murder, according to eyewitnesses was committed at Treasure Base Hostel at Iworoko Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The 20-year-old Odeyemi is a 300 level student of the Department of Biology Education. The deceased, 22, was also an EKSU student. Witnesses said the incident occurred at about 10 pm on Tuesday and the fracas was said to have broken out after the suspect had demanded…

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NIGER GUBER ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL: BELLO DEFEATS NASKO

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Niger State, has thrown out the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate Umar Nasko, against Governor Abubakar Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP and its candidate are challenging Bello’s victory in the recently held governorship election. They claim he submitted forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Justice John Igboji-led tribunal, while dismissing the petition, said it constitutes an abuse of court process, because it had been heard and decided by a Federal High…

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PDP INFORMS STAFF OF IMPENDING DOWNSIZING

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has notified staff at its headquarters and at the Peoples Democratic Institute, of its plan to sack them. The NWC set up a committee on the matter but is yet to receive and discuss the report of the committee. It was further learnt that the downsizing of the workers was the main agenda of a recent meeting between the staff of PDP and PDI and an official of PDP NWC, who requested not to be named. It was also gathered…

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TOYIN ABRAHAM HITS BACK AT LIZZY ANJORIN OVER WHERE SHE HAD HER BABY AND OTHER ‘LIES’

Toyin Abraham Counters Lizzy Anjorin’s Claim Of Giving Birth In Trado Centre Toyin Abraham, has hit back at Lizzy Anjorin’s claim of having her child in a traditional centre in Nigeria, 042hits.com report. The duo have been locked in a war of words on social media since last Saturday. In a video made public by Broadway TV on Wednesday, Toyin said she had her baby at Vedic Lifecare Hospital, Lekki, Lagos, after seeing how efficient the clinic was. “Because I trust you people, I decided to have my baby in…

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WHY I DIDN’T SERVE MY WIFE DIVORCE PAPERS, OBASANJO TELLS COURT

Mr Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday told an Ikeja High Court that he has been unable to serve his estranged wife, Mrs Temitope, divorce papers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that counsel to Olujonwo, Mr Olayinka Kujembola, informed the court that several fruitless efforts had been made to serve Temitope. “We have made several attempts to serve her in Abeokuta, Ogun State, but failed. “Even at her residence located within an Estate in Ikoyi, the court Sheriff complained that he was unable to…

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