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Leah Sharibu was among the abducted 109 girls of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State. The girls were abducted by the terrorist group, Boko Haram on February 19, 2018. Leah Sharibu who was aged fifteen at the time of the abduction in March 2018 turn 16 today, Monday. While 104 abducted girls were released to their parents, Leah Sharibu was held back by the captives because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
“Monday, May 14 , 2018, our daughter, Miss Leah Sharibu , will be 16 years . If she were here with us , we would have been celebrating her 16 th birthday with her . “She is not with us and all we can do is fast and pray for her as a family and I want to appeal to all Nigerians and other concerned people around the world to help us pray for her safety wherever she is and for her return as well. “President Buhari seemed to have forgotten about Leah but we know God who brought her forth will not forget her . We believe that God is keeping watc…


It was October 2013. Two years had passed since I had left the family business in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to London, England to start my own oil trading company. My time in the family business, as a director in the telecoms division and upstream oil & gas company was challenging to say the least but engaging and ultimately rewarding. However, I have never felt comfortable sitting back and getting a golden pass through life. Whilst the easy thing to do was to be a “good boy and good son” and enjoy all the luxuries of being in a family business – I decided that striking it out on my own once again was the best course of action. I’ve always loved the oil & gas business, like many other Nigerians. However, what I love about the business, particularly the exploration and production (upstream) side, was the mixture of strategy, operational capability, technical know-how, politics and business acumen which all had to be married with a gambling spirit and sheer luck to be successful. …


The Federal Government is to declare a state of emergency in the education sector in April.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu shared this when he received Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger and some members of his cabinet at the Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters in Abuja.
Adamu said, “By the end of April, we are proposing there will be a declaration of state of emergency in the education sector all over the country. “We request all the state governors to do same in their states and we hope that once this is done our educational sector will improve. “I will also meet with the governors to appeal to them to give special emphasis to address the problem of low standard of education especially at primary level."
According to Mr Adamu, the ministry is planning to present a proposal to the National Council of State for graduates of education to henceforth be employed on Grade Level 10 of eight. He said the proposal would also include offering employment to students studying educ…


As part of the activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the oil-rich state of Akwa Ibom, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated a syringe factory in the state.
Investigations have revealed that the factory has the capacity to produce 350 million units of 2ml, 5ml, and 10ml disposable syringes annually.
Professor Yemi had also inaugurated an Electric Metering Factory in the state. Both industries are located in Onna Local Government Area, where Governor Udom Emmanuel comes from.
The state Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, shared this on Monday during a live interview on Inspiration 105.9 FM Uyo. He said, “Let me say something clearly, what the government is doing is not building industries from the pockets of government; nobody does that anymore. The trend in the world is that you set an enabling environment and then attract investors to bring their investments to your territory." Mr Odoh went on to say, “If you dip your hands into the coffers of government to build indu…


Babies who are born by caesarean are 50 per cent more likely to be obese before the age of five, research has found. They are also more likely to suffer asthma during childhood, while their mothers face greater threat of future miscarriage and infertility .
A review on the long- term risks of Caesarean sections, which looked at 79 large scientific studies, found that an average of 9.2 in every 100 babies born naturally were obese before the age of five .But that rises to almost 14 out of every 100 babies for those who were born by caesarean. This 51 percent increased risk could be because babies surgically removed from the womb are not exposed to important bacteria as they would be if they had passed through the birth canal. Without it, their metabolism and their body ’s ability to store fat may be affected .
The study was published in the journal PLOS Medicine. Dr Sarah Stock, who was co -author of the review from the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh, sa…


In its ongoing summit, the African Union has tagged President Muhammadu Buhari Africa's Anti-Corruption Champion by the African Union.
This information was shared on the twitter handle of Mr President's Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie.

Roger Federer has won his sixth Australian Open Grand Slam title and his 20th overall, defeating sixth seed Marin Cilic in five thrilling sets.
The Swiss maestro took the first set 6-2, but lost the second in tie break to the Croatian. Federer took the third set 6-3, only to fluff his 3-2 lead in the fourth. Cilic took the next four games 6-3.
The defending champion however restored control in the fifth and deciding set, racing to a 4-1 lead, then he broke Cilic again to have a pivotal 5-1 lead to serve for the championship. Federer did not make any mistake this time as he served out the match, winning 6-1, becoming the oldest man, at 36, to win the championship in the Open era. The match was Federer’s 30th Grand Slam final. Victory gave him a sixth Melbourne crown to put him alongside Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson in the all-time Australian Open leader list.
He also became the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles. Only three women — Steffi Graf (22), Serena Williams (23), and Margaret Cou…


You are hereby advised to desist from carrying petrol in your car. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC ) cautions that this risky act can result in fire outbreak , loss of lives and property.
Mr Clement Oladele , the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, in Ota, Ogun, said, “By carrying fuel , the motorists have just created condition for combustion to take place. “There is tendency for a vehicle to generate heat on motion as well as carrying fuel at the same time may result to fire outbreak when collision occurred between two articulated vehicles ,” he said .
If you don't heed this advice, even innocent road users would be affected as a result of fire outbreak the moment a crash occurs.
We appeal to the government to make haste and resolve this prolonged fuel crisis to discourage the widespread practice of conveying fuel through plastic jerrycans. Add to that adequate electricity power supply and you have fully nipped this safety hazard in the bud.

We join the FRSC to advise motorists and in…


From 1 February, fares paid on tolls on Lekki-Ikoyi bridge will be increased. This report was passed by the Managing Director, Mohammed Hassan. According to him, the increase is allowing “extensive consultations held with stakeholders in the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway of Lagos State.”
In November 2017, circulars informing motorists of a planned increase were made but swiftly suspended due to heavy backlash.
Mr Hassan said the increase is to enable the company meet loan obligations. "Since the commencement of tolling in December 2011, the toll tariffs had remained the same despite the continuous increase in the cost of operations to ensure that the toll plazas and the road infrastructure are well maintained.
The toll review has also become necessary to enable the company to meet its loan obligations to its local and foreign lenders, considering the fact that foreign exchange rates have continued to increase astronomically in the last couple of years. The LCC cannot continue to operate…


Nigerian Chief Physician, and professor of veterinary medicine, Ade Ojeniyi has been conferred with an award, the Knighthood of The Dannebrog Order of the Kingdom of Denmark. The award was given to him by Queen Margrethe 11 of Denmark.
Prof. Ade Ojeniyi, recipient of an award by the government of Denmark “ This is one of the highest awards in Denmark. It was established in 1683 by the King of Denmark. “ I was given the award because of my enormous contribution to health and humanity. The Southern Regional government in Denmark recommended me for it and the Queen granted it,” Ojeniyi said.
He went on to say, "As the chief Physician and Medical Adviser to the government of Greenland, I introduced the vaccination against cervical cancer in 2007. I made Greenland the first country in the world to start vaccinating girls against cervical cancer."
Ojeniyi has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas in Houston for 18 years. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attack, the university c…