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Former Chelsea youth Richards signs professional contract with Arsenal
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Former Chelsea youth Richards signs professional contract with Arsenal

Arsenal youngster Amani Richards has signed his first professional contract.   The 17-year-old joined Arsenal from Chelsea in March and has impressed with the club's U23 side. "I feel great, it's a surreal feeling, especially because it's my boyhood club and I grew up supporting them," he told the club's website. "Representing Arsenal is crazy, no words can describe it, it's out of this world! "I had a lot of conversations with Per and many other people at the club and I just felt like they believed in me a lot and I felt like this was the best step for me in my journey. "Playing for the under-23s at 16, that was a really big moment for me, because it really showed how much the club believed in me at a young age, so that was really important to me." And Richards...
This day took away my physical beauty but not who I am – Burn survivor Francess Obanye marks 17 years since she was attacked with acid by her uncle’s wife
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This day took away my physical beauty but not who I am – Burn survivor Francess Obanye marks 17 years since she was attacked with acid by her uncle’s wife

Burn survivor, Francess Chizoba Obanye has marked 17 years since she suffered an acid attack. Francess was just 9 years old in 2004 when her uncle's wife entered the room while she was sleeping and poured a bucket of acid onto her face. The Anambra State University graduate took to Instagram on Wednesday, November 17, to celebrate her life years after the horrifying attack. "A day like today!! I cried till there was no more tears in my eyes. A day like today I felt pains that I won’t forget till I die," she wrote. "A day like today I asked so many questions that I am yet to get the answers till today! "On the 17th of November I started a journey!! This day took our my physical beauty but didn’t take away who I was. "This day gave me scars that will always remind me!...
They said they will kill or marry her off if we don’t pay the ransom – Family of corps member kidnapped on her way to NYSC orientation camp says
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They said they will kill or marry her off if we don’t pay the ransom – Family of corps member kidnapped on her way to NYSC orientation camp says

The bandits who kidnapped Iorliam Jennifer Awashima while she was on her way to NYSC orientation camp in Kebbi State, have allegedly threatened to marry her off or kill her if her family doesn't pay the ransom. A journalist from Benue state made this known on Facebook as he shared a screenshot of a message he claims is from a member of the victim's family. The message says the bandits have already made contact with the family and threatened to kill or marry off the victim if their demand of N3 million ransom is not met within the shortest possible time. Recall that Jennifer, a graduate of the Department Of English, Benue State University, was kidnapped in Zamfara State on Tuesday evening, October 19, on her way to Kebbi State where she was mobilized for her NYSC.
Remains of Uniuyo graduate who died in police detention buried amid tears
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Remains of Uniuyo graduate who died in police detention buried amid tears

The remains of Kubiat Isaac Akpan, a University of Uyo graduate who died in police custody has been laid to rest at his hometown, Mbiopkoro Nsit in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. It could be recalled that the deceased was arrested by Police operatives at Eni supermarket along Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on alleged involvement in cultism but later died suspiciously within 24-hours of being held at the Police detention facility. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Odiko Macdon, in a statement said the deceased complained of ill health while in custody and was taken to the police clinic but unfortunately died in hospital. The PPRO insisted that his colleagues were not complicit in the death of late Kubiat even as the commissioner, CP ...
Female ex-convict, graduate arrested as NDLEA intercepts 24, 311kgs heroin at Lagos airport, Tincan seaport
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Female ex-convict, graduate arrested as NDLEA intercepts 24, 311kgs heroin at Lagos airport, Tincan seaport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have seized over 24, 311 kilograms of heroin, codeine as well as Arizona and Colorado variants of cannabis in fresh drug busts at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja and the Tincan seaport, Apapa, Lagos state. The seizure comes barely a week after the Agency intercepted N6 billion worth of Amphetamine, popularly known as jihadists drug at the Apapa port in Lagos, Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babfemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the first seizure came on Friday 3rd September, 2021 at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA where two consignments containing 10.350kg heroin and 25.2kg cannabis from South Africa were intercepted. "In series of sting operations between Saturday 4th Se...
Kubiat Isaac: Family demands prosecution of all officers involved in son’s death
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Kubiat Isaac: Family demands prosecution of all officers involved in son’s death

The family of Kubiat Isaac Akpan, a fresh graduate of University of Uyo, who died in police detention in Akwa Ibom, has demanded the prosecution of all the officers involved in his death. The 28 years old Kubiat, a graduate of Architecture awaiting his NYSC mobilisation, was on Sunday arrested by a team of police officers led by one ASP Micheal Joweigha at Eni stores, Uyo, the state capital. The deceased was said to have been reportedly tortured to death by the officers while in custody even as the autopsy result confirmed that late Kubiat had brain injuries and couldn’t have survived the torture. But the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon had in a statement said that Kubiat had complained of an I’ll health while in custody and was taken to a police clinic where he unfo...
Autopsy allegedly reveals Nigerian student, Kubiat Isaac, who died in police custody was tortured
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Autopsy allegedly reveals Nigerian student, Kubiat Isaac, who died in police custody was tortured

Late Kubiat Isaac, who died in a police cell in Akwa Ibom State while waiting to go for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, was allegedly tortured. This was made known by the lawyer to the deceased's family after an autopsy. Barr Inibehe Effiong tweeted on Monday, September 6: "I spent the larger part of today witnessing the autopsy on the body of Kubiat Isaac Akapan, a fresh graduate of University of Uyo and only son of his parents who was tortured to death by rogue policemen on Sunday 29th August 2021. #JusticeForKubiat Sad."     The autopsy was ordered by the state commissioner of Police, Mr Andrew Amiengheme, amid controversy surrounding the cause of Isaac's death while in detention.   Barr Effiong said witnessing the autopsy, along with fami...
The door is always open’ – Tuchel promises chances for Chelsea academy players
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The door is always open’ – Tuchel promises chances for Chelsea academy players

The manager hopes that more youngsters will follow Trevoh Chalobah's lead and push themselves into contention Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel promised that he would remain open to giving the club's budding young academy talent a chance to shine. Trevoh Chalobah has made a big first impression so far this season in defence, scoring in the Blues' 3-0 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season. And his boss called on other academy graduates to make their own case for selection over the course of 2021-22.
Gani Fawehinmi’s son, Mohammed is dead
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Gani Fawehinmi’s son, Mohammed is dead

Mohammed, son of the late fiery lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, is dead. The legal practitioner and Head of Mohammed Fawehinmi Chambers, was 52 years old. The activist died on Wednesday after complaining of difficulty in breathing. He was rushed to a hospital. Mohammed was a 1991 graduate of Business Administration, University of Lagos (UNILAG). The deceased obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England, and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1998. Mohammed had over 20 years experience in the practice of law. He was Director, Nigerian Law Publications Limited; Director, Books Industries Nigeria Limited, and Director, Gani Fawehinmi Library & Gallery Limited.
21 year-old woman mauled to death by tiger…
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21 year-old woman mauled to death by tiger…

21 year-old woman mauled to death by tiger… A young woman was mauled to death by a tiger in a safari park after colleagues failed to tell her the door to the tiger’s cage she was cleaning had been left open, it has been reported. Ecotourism graduate Catalina Ibarra, 21, was killed by the big cat at Safari Rancagua in the central Chilean city of the same name on Friday. Catalina, 21, was working at the safari park at the time and was sent to perform cleaning duties when the fatal attack occurred. The tiger leapt on the woman, bit down on her neck and she died instantly, according to reports. According to her colleague Leonardo Maluenda, she was not told the tiger’s cage door was open. Leonardo told reporters: “The most logical thing is that they tell you to be careful if y...
Chelsea’s Broja to join Southampton on a season-long loan deal
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Chelsea’s Broja to join Southampton on a season-long loan deal

The academy graduate, who was on loan at Vitesse last season, is set to get his first Premier League move Southampton have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja on a season-long loan deal. The 19-year-old signed a new five year contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and has impressed under Thomas Tuchel in pre-season. However, despite scoring in four different pre-season matches, Chelsea have opted to send the youngster on loan as they are set to complete a £98 million ($136m) deal for Inter's Romelu Lukaku.
Mahrez embraces Grealish & Foden competition as Man City spend big again
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Mahrez embraces Grealish & Foden competition as Man City spend big again

The Algeria international is having to fight for minutes under Pep Guardiola, but says those challenges are helping to raise his game Riyad Mahrez claims to be embracing added competition for places at Manchester City, with the likes of Jack Grealish and Phil Foden helping the Algeria international to raise his game. The 30-year-old winger became the Blues' record signing and the most expensive African player of all time when joining from Leicester for £60 million ($83m) in the summer of 2018. He has not always been a guaranteed starter despite boasting a hefty price tag and has seen the emergence of academy graduate Foden and arrival of £100m ($139m) man Grealish threaten his place in Pep Guardiola's plans.
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Young Nigerian woman allegedly dies in Libya

A young Nigerian woman has been reported dead in Libya. Light Wilson, a graduate of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, confirmed her death on Tuesday, July 27. ""We Just Lost Our Sister Here In Libya, My sister,My Best Friend,friend Like A sister,may her soul Rest In Peace. I Miss You Sis your little Baby Girl Elizabeth Miss You" she wrote.
“The suffering boy has graduated”- Man who did menial jobs to sponsor his education writes
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“The suffering boy has graduated”- Man who did menial jobs to sponsor his education writes

A Nigerian man, Maduadichie Cyprian, who engaged in menial jobs and used the proceeds to sponsor himself through school, has taken to his social media handle to celebrate his graduation.   Posting photos of himself doing the menial jobs alongside photos of himself on the day of his final paper, Cyprian wrote ''THE SUFFERING BOY HAS GRADUATED! Don't envy me, rejoice with me. Whenever I see these pictures, i cry because I know how I suffered to make it in school. Happy Graduation to me. Congratulations to Me, I and myself Cyma is a Graduate''  
Arsenal complete £7m signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica
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Arsenal complete £7m signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica

The 21-year-old defender becomes the Gunners' first signing of the summer Arsenal have signed Portugal Under-21 full-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica for £7m ($9.7m). The 21-year-old, a graduate of Benfica's youth system, has signed a long-term deal to become the Gunners' first signing of the summer. He is currently in quarantine to comply with UK government coronavirus regulations for international travellers, but is expected to link up with his new team-mates for their pre-season training camp in Scotland next week.
Writer narrates how Unilag lecturers allegedly frustrated her because her project topic was about sexual harassment
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Writer narrates how Unilag lecturers allegedly frustrated her because her project topic was about sexual harassment

All  writer who had her  convocationyesterday, July 6, took to Instagram to claim that she was frustrated by Unilag lecturers because her project topic was on sexual harassment.   She explained that she experienced sexual harassment from a lecturer who then made her get a carryover in his course because she wouldn't give in to his demands.   For her final year project, she decided to do a project on the MeToo movement and sexual harassment.   She said this was after the BBC Sex For Grade exposé that saw a lecturer of the institution propositioning a prospective student for sex on camera.   She explained that because of her topic, her supervisor frustrated her. She said that she was also frus...
Maitland-Niles prepared to ‘kiss Arsenal goodbye’ after West Brom loan
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Maitland-Niles prepared to ‘kiss Arsenal goodbye’ after West Brom loan

Ainsley Maitland-Niles admits it could be time to 'kiss Arsenal goodbye'. The Gunners academy graduate enjoyed a successful short term loan at West Bromwich Albion. And having returned to the Emirates, Maitland-Niles is seeking clarity around his future. "I want a decision," Maitland-Niles told The Telegraph. "I want some clarity and then hopefully I can get to work with whoever I need to get to work with. Whether that is finding a new club or whether that is carrying on with my training. I would like some kind of indication of what is happening. Where they [Arsenal] see me. If it works out it works out, if it doesn't then kiss Arsenal goodbye. "It's been a long journey but a proud one at that. Maybe they still want to do something and things could change. If not, there's al...
“Corps Members are Part of our National Defence Policy. Where there is serious war, they can be trained” – NYSC DG says
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“Corps Members are Part of our National Defence Policy. Where there is serious war, they can be trained” – NYSC DG says

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said corps members are part of the national defence policy of Nigeria and that where they is a serious war, they can be trained for use. The NYSC boss said this when he appeared on Channels TV. While reacting to plans by some lawmakers to scrap the NYSC scheme which is compulsory for all Nigerian students  who graduate before the age of 30, Ibrahim said;   “Corps members are on reserve. They are part of the national defence policy of this country. So, where there is serious war, our corps members are educated, they are knowledgeable and they can be trained. You see the drill and so on. “You can imagine within the short three weeks in the orientation camps, the corps members are mo...
School leaver, accounting graduate, nabbed with drugs at Abuja and Kano airports
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School leaver, accounting graduate, nabbed with drugs at Abuja and Kano airports

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have foiled attempts by a 23-year-old secondary school leaver, Iwuyi Princewill Chukwuka and a Europe based Nigerian, Peter Mkwo to export nine kilograms of skunk and methamphetamine through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja to Turkey and Belgium respectively.     A statement released by Femi Babafemi, spokesperson of the anti-drug agency, said Peter Mkwo, 37, was arrested on Friday, May 28, 2021 while trying to board an Ethiopian Airline 910 enroute Abuja-Addis Ababa- Brussels, Belgium.   ''When searched, 3kg of methamphetamine was discovered stuffed in the lining of a false bottom of his luggage. Under interrogation, Peter claimed he has lived in Belgium for 15 years and ...
Mason Mount Named 2020-21 Chelsea Player of the Year
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Mason Mount Named 2020-21 Chelsea Player of the Year

Mason Mount has been announced as Chelsea's Player of the Year for the 2020/21 campaign by the fans. The 22-year-old England international was confirmed as the winner of the Player of the Year award on Tuesday morning, May 18, making him the first Chelsea academy graduate to win the award since John Terry in 2006. Mount has already reached 100 senior appearances for the club in less than two seasons at the club, an incredible achievement for an academy graduate. The attacking/central midfielder has bagged nine goals and eight assists this term in all competitions and his season could be completed with European success if they defeat Manchester City in the Champions League final and secure a top-four finish.
Police Parade 20-year-old Suspected Killer of Job Seeker, Iniubong Umoren
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Police Parade 20-year-old Suspected Killer of Job Seeker, Iniubong Umoren

Uduak Frank Akpan, the principal suspect in the gruesome murder of job seeker and graduate of Philosophy, Iniubong Umoren, was paraded alongside his father, before newsmen at the Akwa Ibom State Police Headquarters, Uyo today, May 14. Rumor was rife online on Thursday, May 13, that Akpan had committed suicide. To dispel the rumors, the police paraded him before newsmen on Friday. See more photos below..
“I don’t wish what I passed through in Abuja on my worst enemy” – Nigerian shoemaker shares photo of office floor where she used to sleep
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“I don’t wish what I passed through in Abuja on my worst enemy” – Nigerian shoemaker shares photo of office floor where she used to sleep

Nigerian shoemaker and Ebonyi State University graduate, Sharon Ijuolachi Akpa, has narrated how she slept on the floor of an office after she moved to Abuja from Abakaliki in search of greener pastures. Read her story below:     June 30th 2019, I left abakaliki to Abuja in search of greener pastures, pastures that turned to dry grass, I left thinking I will stay with my friend until I’m able to find my feet, my friend was supposed to be in Abuja a week after I left, so a colleague offered that I stay in his place for that one week until she comes back.   One week passed, my friend didn’t come back due to circumstances, atmosphere changed, and I really won’t blame the person, I kuku left and started sleeping in...
US Mission To Prioritise Student Visa Applications For Nigerians
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US Mission To Prioritise Student Visa Applications For Nigerians

The United States mission in Nigeria has announced that it will prioritise applications for student visas and plan interview appointments “well in advance” of school resumption. Susan Tuller, US mission country consular coordinator, also said on Friday that the mission “will make every effort to assist student visa applicants in a timely fashion while keeping personnel and customers safe.” The lockdown introduced to slow the spread of the coronavirus had hindered operations at the US embassy in Abuja and the consulate general in Lagos. However, with the next round of school resumption in September, Tuller said efforts are in place to ensure that Nigerians travelling for studies are not stranded regarding their application for visa. A statement from the mission explained why...
“I am Tired of Pretending as if I’m Fine but Deep Down I’m Looking for a Rich Man ” – South African Lady says
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“I am Tired of Pretending as if I’m Fine but Deep Down I’m Looking for a Rich Man ” – South African Lady says

A South African lady, Olona Sanda Ollz, said that she is looking for a rich man to take care of her. The University of South Africa graduate, who stated this on a Facebook group on Thursday, April 22, said that she is tired of pretending to be fine when she is not. "I am tired of pretending as if I'm fine but deep down I'm looking for a rich man. If you feel like big madam and wants to condemn me for looking for a man here oya make it fast, let's settle the matter now." she wrote.
Nursing mum who sat for exam while heavily pregnant becomes first and only graduate with First Class in her department’s history in Unical
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Nursing mum who sat for exam while heavily pregnant becomes first and only graduate with First Class in her department’s history in Unical

A woman who sat for her final exams while pregnant and gave birth 3 days after her exams, has become the first person to ever graduate with a first class from the Linguistics and Communications Studies in University of Calabar (Unical) Colette Offiong Bassey took to Instagram to share her testimony following her convocation ceremony. She revealed that it wasn't easy as she wrote her exams just days before her due date, yet she not only succeeded, but also set a record.
Final year Female Student Killed in Church Building collapse
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Final year Female Student Killed in Church Building collapse

A final year student of Uganda Christian University (UCU) Lorita Blessy Asimwe was killed after a church collapsed in Kampala. Asimwe was due to graduate on July 2, 2021, with a Bachelor of Human Resource Management, having sat for her final exams in January. The deceased suffered injuries when a ceiling of an auditorium collapsed on her and other congregants at the House of Rest Church at Fido Dido building in Kampala during lunch hour prayers on Monday, March 15. She breathed her last on Tuesday while at Mulago National Referral Hospital where she had been rushed for treatment after the incident. Asimwe was laid to rest on Wednesday, March 17, at Kangulumira in Kayunga District where family members and friends lauded her for her generosity. “She was set to graduate...
Man who dropped out of school in England due to lack of funds thanks Davido for partly funding his education after he returned to Nigeria
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Man who dropped out of school in England due to lack of funds thanks Davido for partly funding his education after he returned to Nigeria

A man who dropped out of school in England due to lack of funds and returned to Nigeria, has graduated from a Nigerian University and he thanked Davido for partly funding his education. The first class graduate took to Twitter to share what he calls his "Uni timeline". He wrote: - left England because money no Dey Lagos - mentor sets up a gofundme for uni - @davido dropped funds to support my fundraiser (thanks to twitter folk ) - Resumed abuad and survived Nigerian education - first class EEE #ThankYouJesus Davido responded, writing: "Crazy !! Happy for you."   And the recent graduate replied, "Thank you so much."  
Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk
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Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk

The Anfield academy graduate had been hoping to spend the 2020-21 campaign on loan in the Championship, but saw a summer move blocked Nat Phillips admits he was feeling “disappointed” with life at Liverpool before an unexpected break came his way, with the defender seeing a loan move to the Championship blocked in the summer. Opportunities at Anfield were few and far between for the 23-year-old when another campaign began on Merseyside, with Jurgen Klopp having a number of international centre-halves at his disposal. Phillips expected that situation to lead to his exit, but no transfer took place and frustration was mounting for the Reds academy graduate when a string of unfortunate injuries played into his hands.
Update: Authorities shut down Kebbi varsity after mob allegedly killed final year student over N3500 a week to graduation
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Update: Authorities shut down Kebbi varsity after mob allegedly killed final year student over N3500 a week to graduation

Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, (KSUSTA) Aliero, has been closed down indefinitely following the murder of a 400-level biochemistry student Sharif Sale-Kanya, by a mob over a failed bank transaction. In a statement on Sunday February 28, the Registrar of the university, Musa Labbo, directed all students to leave the school premises immediately. "This is to inform all students of the university that the management has directed the closure of the school indefinitely. Therefore, all students are hereby directed to leave the university with immediate effect,” the statement said. LIB reported that the deceased, who was set to graduate this week, was beaten to death by a mob over N3500. It was gathered that Sharif bought a handset in Aliero town on Saturday and ...
Bride kidnapped With Other Passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road Regains Freedom
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Bride kidnapped With Other Passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road Regains Freedom

A Nigerian Bride  simply identified as Hauwa who was kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram members along the Maiduguri- Damaturu road on Friday, February 26, has regained her freedom alongside other abductees. Hauwa and other family members were said to have been on their way to her husband's house in Maiduguri after they had finished their wedding Fathia when the gunmen attacked the bus conveying them and took them into hiding. A family member who confirmed the development, said they received a call from military troops in Beneshiekh that the bride including her entourage and other abducted passengers have regained freedom and that they should proceed to Beneshiekh town situated between Maiduguri- Damaturu 135km highway to receive them. The bride who is a graduate of the Universi...
UNN Lecturer Arrested for allegedly Impregnating and Threatening Student
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UNN Lecturer Arrested for allegedly Impregnating and Threatening Student

Operatives of Crack Squad, Enugu State Police Command have arrested one Dr. Chigozie Odum, said to be a senior lecturer at the Archeology Department of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). The lecturer was arrested for allegedly impregnating a student identified as Onah Chinyere and threatening her. Daily Post reported that a petition from the family lawyer of the female student led to the arrest of the lecturer. It read;   “It is our client’s instruction that she has been a student in the Archeology and Tourism Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. “According to her instructions, Dr. Odum Chigozie Jude is one of the lecturers in the said department. “Our brief further showed that the said Dr. Odum Jude went and approached our client and d...
Graduate Shot Dead In Osogbo By Hoodlums Who Looted His Boss’ Properties
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Graduate Shot Dead In Osogbo By Hoodlums Who Looted His Boss’ Properties

A staff of of Tuns Farms Nigeria, in Osogbo, Osun State, Abdul Rasheed Olawale Aderogba was killed by hoodlums who invaded and looted properties of the company on Saturday October 26, under the pretext of EndSARS protest. The hoodlums armed with knives, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons stormed the popular farm belonging to a renowned business mogul and the Chairman of Osun State Palliatives Committee, Alhaji Tunde Badmos and made away with valuable items after shooting the worker. Managing Director of the company, Mr Taofeek Badmus, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, October 25, said the deceased, a graduate of Animal Production and Health from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, was shot dead by the rampaging hoodlums because he could recognise mo...
UNN Graduate Puts Up Bsc, NYSC Certificates For Sale Over Lack Of Job
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UNN Graduate Puts Up Bsc, NYSC Certificates For Sale Over Lack Of Job

A graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu State, South Eastern Nigeria, has put up his certificates for sale due to his inability to find a job in the country. From The Information Gathered, The graduate, Godwin Joseph Ochie, who is from Enugu, Enugu State put up his Bachelor of Science (Bsc) and National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) certificates for sale on Social Media (Facebook) on Saturday, August 30, 2020. Ochie who said certificates don’t work in Nigeria, stated that he’ll burn them if no one buys them. “Certificate for Sale or I burn Them. They don’t work in Nigeria”, he posted on Facebook. We learnt that Ochie had graduated from the department of Political Science, UNN with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in 2010 and issued his certificate in...
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UNILAG Graduate Bags 50 Years Imprisonment For Raping 19-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, for raping a 19-year-old student of UNILAG on campus. John Otema, a UNILAG graduate, was charged before Justice Abiola Soladoye with three counts of rape and assault occasioning harm on two female students.  The quantity surveyor and facilities manager was found guilty on two-counts of rape and assault occasioning harm in respect of the rape of the 19-year-old student (Student X), but was found not guilty on a charge of raping a 20-year-old student (Student Y) of the institution. He bagged 50-years in prison for the rape and three-years in prison for the assault on student X with both sentences to run concurrently.
Surviving Nigeria As A Graduate Today By Deji Yesufu
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Surviving Nigeria As A Graduate Today By Deji Yesufu

Kunle Ojeleye told the story of how he left the shores of Nigeria as a young graduate back in 1989. He had sought the help of a number of people; people he felt would ordinarily help him. These people were friends to his parent but he was horribly disappointed. None of them came to his rescue. He eventually took the offer an uncle was providing him to leave the shores of Nigeria. Ojeleye’s story, which he relayed on his timeline on Facebook, is similar to what most Nigerian graduates experience from the mid-1980s, when Nigeria began to experience a downturn in her economic situation, to this moment. When I left school in 2003 and had completed my NYSC, I spoke with one of my father’s friends on the matter of getting a job. He said: “Jobs are scarce in Nigeria… but if you will be pa...
Merriam-Webster to Redefine ‘Racism’ After Request from Black Woman
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Merriam-Webster to Redefine ‘Racism’ After Request from Black Woman

American dictionary, Merriam-Webster has announced that it will be redefining the meaning of the word "racism" after receiving an email from a young black woman from Missouri. 22-year-old Kennedy Mitchum who is a recent graduate of Drake University in Iowa, had said in her email that the dictionary's current definition of racism to mean “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race", fell short of including the systematic oppression of people of colour. Mitchum told CNN;   “I kept having to tell them that definition is not representative of what is actually happening in the world. “The way that racism occurs in real life is not just prejudice it’s the sys...
COVID-19: “You Are Not Even A Graduate” – Lady Blasts Pastor David Ibiyeomie For Saying Coronavirus Is Malaria
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COVID-19: “You Are Not Even A Graduate” – Lady Blasts Pastor David Ibiyeomie For Saying Coronavirus Is Malaria

A Lady has Blasted the Senior Pastor and General Overseer of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie for saying that novel Coronavirus is a Scam. The Unnamed Lady Made a Video Blasting the Clergyman for Standing in front of thousands of his Congregation and make an Untrue Speech about Covid-19. Recall, MCI Reported on Monday, 18 May that Ibiyeomie in a sermon Said that, Nigeria doesn’t have Covid-19 and even if it does the figures released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control was fake. According to him, COVID-19 is rubbish and the government is using the deadly disease to embezzle funds. Reacting to the Pastor’s Claim, the Lady accused him to be a misleader and that he is not a graduate of Microbiology because he has no idea about the Viral infection that have cla...
Actress, Onyii Alex Blasts Comedian, Funny Bone After He Alleged Igbo Girls Graduate And Wait For Rich Husbands
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Actress, Onyii Alex Blasts Comedian, Funny Bone After He Alleged Igbo Girls Graduate And Wait For Rich Husbands

Nollywood actress, Onyii Alex has slammed Nigerian stand-up comedian, Stanley Chibunna popularly known as Funny Bone after he alleged during an Instalive video that Igbo girls graduate from school and wait for rich husbands. (Note: Igbo is one of the tribes in Nigeria) According to the comic man, Igbo girls don’t have hustling spirit. They go to school, graduate, seat back at home and wait for a wealthy man who’ll come asking for their hands in marriage. However, Nollywood actress, Onyii Alex who is an Igbo girl, took to her Instagram page April 28 to lash out at Funny Bone. She stated that Nigerian men have been using girls to trend since this Covid-19 pandemic, especially the Igbo girls. Onyii corrected an impression noting that as an Igbo girl, she doesn’t believe any bit...
Nigerian student expected to graduate in few weeks dies of coronavirus after being refused test in US
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Nigerian student expected to graduate in few weeks dies of coronavirus after being refused test in US

A  25-year-old graduating Nigerian student identified as Bassey Offiong has died after contracting coronavirus. Bassey who was expected to graduate with a chemical engineering degree in a few weeks reportedly died of coronavirus on Saturday March 28, after allegedly being turned down several times for the coronavirus test in the Kalamazoo area while living off-campus, despite having fever, fatigue and shortness of breath. Sister of deceased, Asari Offiong said; "I told him to ask them to test him. He said they refused to test him. One medical staffer told him he had bronchitis. "I know God has him in his presence. He loved God." Before his death, Bassey was hospitalized at Beaumont in Royal Oak and spent the last week on a ventilator in their intensive care unit. In a t...
Stop Calling Upcoming Actors Veterans’ – Fred Amata warns
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Stop Calling Upcoming Actors Veterans’ – Fred Amata warns

Nollywood actor and filmmaker Fred Amata has warned the media to desist from calling upcoming actors Veterans saying veterans are people who have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian movie industry over a long period of time. Fred Amata, who is the president of the Directors Guild of Nigeria made the comments just days after actor after actor Zubby Michaels Criticized the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) organizers over an alleged snub of “pillars of Nollywood”. Zubby, accused the AMVCA organizers of being tribalistic in their choice of awards by ignoring Igbo 'veteran' actors and now Amata has asked the media to stop referring to young actors and actresses as veterans. Speaking in a press conference in Lagos to mark the Directors Guild of Nigeria forth coming ...
Corps Member Dies after Complaining of Stomach Pain
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Corps Member Dies after Complaining of Stomach Pain

A corps member has died hours after complaining of stomach pain. Idemudia Jude, a Batch C Stream A corps member serving in Sokoto state, complained of stomach pain on Monday night, March 9. He was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after. The deceased was a Food Technology graduate of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State. Friends and fellow corps members have gone on Facebook to mourn him.
Three Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Cross River State
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Three Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Cross River State

Three suspected kidnappers have been arrested by operatives of the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad of the Cross River State Police Command. The suspects who were paraded before newsmen on Friday March 6, were arrested around 4:30am in a building at Etagbor in the state capital with illegal fire arms following a rape complaint the police received. A kidnap victim identified as Grace Adams was also rescued by the police. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Nkeruwem Akpan said; “The victim was kidnapped last night, March 5, in Calabar metropolis. We never knew she was kidnapped. We only got information that the said building is used by kidnappers. “When we struck, we found out that a lady has been kidnapped and kept in their custody and we immediately rescued her. “I...
“I went to 4 different universities before i could become a graduate” – Social media comedian, Mr Macaroni
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“I went to 4 different universities before i could become a graduate” – Social media comedian, Mr Macaroni

Social media comedian, Debo Adebayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni has opened up on what he went through before he could become a university graduate. The “OOIN” initiator who is passing out of NYSC today 5th of March shared the story of his challenges before he could become a graduate. In his post on Instagram, the actor explained that becoming a university graduate was very challenging for him. In his statement; ”I finished secondary school 2009. I went to 4 different Universities between then and 2019. Most people thought I was possessed. I didn’t care how long it was going to take, but I told myself I was definitely going to get a University degree. Long last, I got it. Today I have also added my NYSC certificate. This time last year, no one knew me. Today, by God’s grace, I st...
How Visually Impaired DJ Rocked At The Pulse Talk Series
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How Visually Impaired DJ Rocked At The Pulse Talk Series

“What can he play now, na?” a doubtful UNIBEN female student nudged her friend when Wilfred Agharite, a visually impaired, Youth Corps member and alumnus of the University of Benin (BENIN), stepped behind the turntable. They were at the MTN Pulse Talks Series holding in the Professor Iyayi Hall. If only she understood what the young man had been through and what he is capable of, she probably would have given him a standing ovation before he started. Wilfred Agharite sharing his experience at the Pulse Talk Series Wilfred explained that as a visually impaired student in Benin, “life was tough.” Due to the financial situation of his family, everything seemed bleak. That was until the MTN foundation awarded him a scholarship in his second year in the school. From then on, everyt...
NNPC Concludes 2019 Recruitment, Releases Final List For Graduate Trainees
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NNPC Concludes 2019 Recruitment, Releases Final List For Graduate Trainees

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has finally concluded the recruitment of Graduate Trainees for its 2019/2020 employment exercise which began nearly a year ago, and this is also the first time the national oil company concluded a publicly advertised recruitment exercise since 2012. Mycelebrityandi gathered that, NNPC hired 1,050 graduate trainees as contained in a statement on Friday, by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Samson Makoji. It quoted the Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, as saying that the Human Resources Division of the NNPC has since commenced the issuance of provisional offers of employment to the 1,050 fresh employees. While describing the recruitment as a very important assignment for the corporation, Kyari stated that the o...
Female Law Student, Others Kidnapped Along Kabba Road In Kogi State
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Female Law Student, Others Kidnapped Along Kabba Road In Kogi State

Notorious kidnappers have apprehended Motunrayo Rafiu, a recent graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. She was kidnapped alongside others while on her way to resume at the Abuja campus of the Nigerian Law School. Miss Rafiu left her home in Ogun State on Tuesday morning. It was gathered that she was kidnapped along Kabba road in Kogi State. She was earlier declared missing by her colleagues and friends, who posted her pictures on social media, but the news of her abduction was later confirmed by her mother, Kudirat Rafiu. Mrs Rafiu, who spoke with PremiumTimes on Wednesday, said the abductors made a demand of N5 million. Meanwhile, she did not disclose whether or not there are plans to pay the ransom.   “I was calling her line all through yester...
Two Serving Corps Members Set to Marry after Meeting in NYSC Orientation Camp in Kano
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Two Serving Corps Members Set to Marry after Meeting in NYSC Orientation Camp in Kano

Two serving corps members identified as Mohammed Alhaji-Musa and Hauwa Yahaya-Bagudu are set to get married on Friday February 7, after meeting in NYSC's orientation camp in Kano almost a year ago. Mohammed Alhaji Musa is reportedly from Afo in Nassarawa State, while Hauwa Yahaya Bagudu is from Nupe ethnic group in Niger State. = Recounting how he met his bride, Musa said their first meeting was at the NYSC orientation camp kitchen in Kano State. He said; “We met in camp during our platoon activities, especially the day we met during our platoon duty in the kitchen. "Since then love took hold of me like breeze from nowhere.  I was overwhelmed by her kindness and the kind of hospitality I received the first day I went to their house". On her own part, Hauwa said s...
ABU Graduating Students Breaks 50-year-old Jinx in its Department of Political Science
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ABU Graduating Students Breaks 50-year-old Jinx in its Department of Political Science

An Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) graduating student, took to Twitter to share his excitement at becoming the first student to graduate from the institution's Department of Political Science with a First Class in 50 years. Twitter user @abdool_moh graduated with a CGPA of 4.52/5.0 to become the first First Class graduate of Department of Political Science in ABU. Sharing his result sheet on Twitter, the graduating student wrote; Glory be to God Almighty, My four year journey in ABU Zaria ends with a B.Sc. Political Science (first class honours). Also, the first to obtain a 1st class in Political Science in Ahmadu Bello University in over 50years. Record Broken, Alhamdulillah!!!
Watch the Embarrassing Moment Miss Belgium 2020 took a Tumble and lost her Strapless bra on Stage
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Watch the Embarrassing Moment Miss Belgium 2020 took a Tumble and lost her Strapless bra on Stage

A beauty queen suffered an embarrassing moment on stage but that didn't stop her from being crowned Miss Belgium 2020. Celine Van Ouytsel, 23, from Herentals, fell on stage and lost her strapless bra during the live beauty pageant over the weekend. But the beauty queen won the hearts of many as she picked herself up after the awkward fall and gracefully walked off, leaving her strapless bra on the floor behind her. The law graduate was wearing a white and blue glittery gown when the incident occurred on stage. After winning the pageant she told a VTM News reporter 'I just had to get up again, as you so often do in life.' Celine is now a contender for Miss World and will take part in the international pageant which is in its 70th anniversary year. The Miss World 2020...

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