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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…


Anthony Joshua won the unification heavyweight division fight as he defeated Joseph Parker by unanimous decision at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
The three judges scored the fight 119-109, 118-110 and 118-110 as Joshua won the WBO heavyweight title, adding it to his IBF, WBA and IBO belts. It was a cautious fight, as neither boxers landed major shots capable of setting off an upset throughout the fight. 
And although the fight had a few moments of sparks that excited the fans briefly, most of the fight witnessed measured punches and counters.
The Referee, Giuseppe Quartarone got a lot of criticism over the fight, as he kept interrupting the fight instead of allowing the boxers to exchange during a lot of the action.
After the fight, Joshua called out WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder for another unification fight, where a win would make Joshua undisputed champion.


It's the big fight everyone is talking about, tonight the two champions will put their heavyweight world title belts on the line in front of a sell-out crowd ringside with many more watching across the world.
Anthony Joshua speaking said : "It's made training easier and if everything goes to plan I will be a bit sharper. My reflexes will be sharper and my speed will be much sharper." "Joseph Parker looked really good but I wouldn't expect anything else from a champion. "You will be in for a good, good fight tomorrow night, believe me." When asked what he saw in Parker's eyes he said: "Not much, just Joseph Parker."
Hear Joseph Parker: "Us being close in weight makes me think he is taking it seriously. "We are similar, we will both be fast tomorrow and throwing bombs. "I saw he is confident, I'm expecting a really good fight. "The first few rounds could go either way. It depends who follows their game plan better. "…


The Permanent Secretary, Osun State Universal Basic Education Board , Mr. Fatai Kolawole, speaking at a briefing held to herald the second edition of a cultural festival among schools in the state stated strongly his disapproval for cultism. He went further to list the pains that came with it. 
According to Kolawole, “Cultism is not a challenge in our schools in Osun State , but we are working to make sure that it does not spread here. We will not relax so that our children can remain focused on their goals. “Cultism is evil and it destroys lives but the ethos of Omoluabi is being taught in our schools and the pupils are imbibing it. We don ’t have the challenge of cultism, but we won’ t fold our hands and do nothing because of this .”
Activities such as traditional dance, ijakadi ( wrestling ), display of local drums , singing , poetry recitation and more will be part of the festival. 
Cultism does not make sense to me. It is condemnable to not educate your child or ward about the danger…


For next week’s friendly between Nigeria and France Women national teams, 17 players have been invited by Thomas Dennerby, Coach for the Super Falcons.

The list includes: Rita Chikwelu, who captained the team to win an eighth continental title in Cameroon in December 2016; Desire Oparanozie;  Francisca Ordega; Ngozi Okobi and home –based goalkeepers Onyinyechukwu Okeke and Chiamaka Nnadozie.
U.S –based forward Courtney Dike and Ordega will both arrival in Le Mans on Tuesday, 3rd April – the same day the delegation from Nigeria will depart from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Super Falcons will lodge at the Mercure Le Mans Centre. 
Goalkeepers : Onyinyechukwu Okeke;  Chiamaka Nnadozie
Defenders : Josephine Chukwunonye; Ngozi Ebere; Faith Ikidi; Ugo Njoku; Osinachi Ohale; Glory Ogbonna
Midfielders : Rita Chikwelu; Ngozi Okobi;  Ini-Abasi Umotong; Ogonna Chukwudi
Forwards : Francisca Ordega; Desire Oparanozie; Courtney Dike; Esther Sunday; Anam Imo
The match will be …


Two years after being established, Edo University, Iyamho houses an Anatomage Table. 
The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system on the market. It is both a virtual library of human and animal cadavers, as well as a clinical diagnostic tool by visualization of any Medical CT, CBCT or MRI scan.
According to Professor Emmanuel Aluyor, Vice Chancellor of the institution, is one of the four medical training institutions in Nigeria with power lab system for teaching Physiology and Pharmacology. Professor Aluyor also mentioned that the clinical skills laboratory when fully operational, will compete with other leading medical schools in the continent.
Already, Edo University, Iyamho signed a memorandum of understanding for partnership with two foreign universities, namely, Worcester State University, Massachusetts, United States of America, and the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. This way, students of the institution would opportune to spend b…


There are two positive developments the National Open University of Nigeria is currently working towards achieving. 
First is a programme for Masters' Degree in Law.  Second, NOUN graduates may participate in the National Youth Service Corps.  
Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Ahmed, revealed this in Owerri, Imo state, while visiting one of the study centres of the university, as part of his advocacy campaign.
According to Ahmed, NOUN management would continue with the battle over the issue of Law School and the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) participation of the NOUN graduates.
Ahmed further said the readiness of the university to start the masters’ degree programme was part of the expansion drive, assuring that all pending issues with the Law School and NYSC would soon be resolved immediately the NOUN Act was signed by the President.


While President Buhari has assured that the 15 year old Leah won't be left behind.

Leah's mother, Mrs Sharibu is utterly broken and no mother should suffer the trauma of having her child held captive in the den of notorious terrorists. Speaking with tears streaming down her face, Mrs Sharibu said,  “My heart was broken on Wednesday morning when I searched through the released girls and could not set my eyes on my dear daughter, Leah.”  Mrs. Sharibu fainted after receiving the news that Leah, her first child and only daughter, was not among those released.
“If Leah was home, she and her little brother would attend to everything in this compound, she would not let me do anything. “What her school mates that returned told me was that my daughter (was told she) must recite the Kalima Shahada (the Islamic profession of faith in one God), and she does not know how to recite it. “So they told her that if she didn’t know how to recite it, then she should come down from the vehicle. S…


Speaking at the launch of a common room at the college, the Rector of the college. Mr Obafemi Omokungbe, said, “I want to thank you, the executives and members, for setting up this common room, and I urge you to put it to good use. “Don’t let sentiment destroy this place; let us continue to rub minds together here. “When we meet in common room like this, the idea of collaborating together begins to come up, and our job will be much easier. “In the past, you can hardly see lecturers from Food Technology Department, those in science around; but with this, we can see ourselves and look after ourselves. “Sometimes, you will not see some people for like three to six months; but with this arrangement, you can keep your relationships and know the whereabouts of your colleagues. “Now that you have this, and you meet here regularly, it will be easier to know who is not around and we can ask of the person. “I am going to be a regular customer here; I will come here to have refreshment for about 20 to…


"Will there be a fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder?" This is the question many boxing fans have been seeking to know the answer to!
While the 2012 Olympic champion Anthony Joshua has said, “If he was serious about the fight , we'd do serious negotiation, if not, he should stop hooting and hollering because we’ll just freeze him out.  “We’re in a position where I’ve still got great top - 10 challengers I can compete with. He’s in a position where the broadcasters ain’t interested in (him fighting) Joe Bloggs anymore.” Joshua added : “I know where I am going with my career. If he wants to be a part of this and jump on the train and come to the UK , he has to be realistic and stop living the fantasy. That is all we are saying , be realistic in negotiations. “What we ’ve got to offer is going to be 10 times more in terms of financials — because that ’s what it comes down to — than he’s looking at in America . “If he offered me 10 times more money to fight than what …


For the love of education, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has approved the 2017/2018 Bursary and Scholarship awards to be given to deserving students.
N45 million will be broken down into thirty places for thirty overseas PhD students, each will get N1.5 million ; N27.6 million will be shared for 184 Law students, each will receive N150,000, and N27 million will be broken down to N60,000 for 450 undergraduate students. 
In a statement by Honorable Jide Egunjobi, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, “The first tranche is scholarship for 450 under-graduate and 15 physically challenged students. “Other tranches would follow as soon as the disbursement for the first tranche is is completed.” 
The best student in the 2015/2016 NECO Examination, Ala Oluwapelumi Adebayo, was given entrenched Scholarship Award at the University of Ibadan to study Surgery at N850,000 per session and Adedipe Oluwatosin of the Shepherd Group of Schools was given N2.5 million Scholar…


LEAH SHARIBU a young Christian girl is still being held captive by Boko Haram. This is in spite of the release of all the others that were abducted alongside Leah.
A lot of people from within and outside the country have been pressuring the Federal Government to ensure that Leah comes back home. 
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman, Ondo State Chapter, Ayo Oladapo, in a statement released said,  "The news of the release of the Dapchi girls is a good development. We rejoice with the parents of the returned girls, Yobe State and federal government as well as all Nigerians. "However, it is painful to note that Leah Sharibu the only girl that still remains with the Boko Haram is said to be the only lady that refused to renounce her Christian faith. "With this development, It is clear that the battle is against Christianity. Information has it that the Boko Haram people came into Dapchi town majestically to return the girls. "They claim that they were not awa…


The girls that were abducted have been released. 
Exactly 30 days after the abduction of 110 girls from Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, by a group of men suspected to be members of the insurgent group,  Boko Haram, over 100 girls have been released. 

The members from the team of abductors who brought the girls back to Dapchi were said to have been preaching to the girls.  An eyewitness who wouldn't disclose identity said, “They were confident and unfazed. As they ordered the girls to alight from the vehicles, they gathered them in one place and held the brief preaching session”, the source said. “They asked them to return to the path of Allah and stop pursuit of Western Education. “They told them that they released them because they wanted to give them another chance of returning to Allah​”.
Theatre Commander , Operation Lafiya Dole , Maj .- Gen . Rogers Nicholas , presented the released girls to the Minister of Information , Alhaji Lai Mohammed , at the 10…


-Most tweeted about movie of all time
-35 million tweets -1.1 billion dollars worldwide
On Rotten Tomatoes, a review site,"Black Panther" holds 97% score. It has been recorded as one of the best comics of all time.
While it took 26 days to hit $1 billion dollars at the global box office, it currently sits at $1.1 billion dollars worldwide. 
The movie whizzed past "Star Wars : The Force Awakens" and "Star Wars : The Last Jedi".
The film, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the main character. It was directed by Ryan Coogler. Kendrick Lamar, Grammy-winning rapper made a tweet of the track list to the film's soundtrack, which he curated and produced. That tweet currently holds the record of being the most retweeted "Black Panther" tweet ever.


-Foreign candidates to write in April 
-350 results of blind candidates to be released soon

While the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board released 1,502 ,978 results on Tuesday, 111,981 were held back for further screening.
Speaking, JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said that, “After viewing all CCTV footages during the conduct of the 2018 UTME and considering reports from our supervisors, monitors and other independent Nigerians , JAMB has released the results of 1 ,502 ,978 candidates . “1 ,652 ,825 candidates had indicated interest in the examination by registering for the 2018 UTME. Also, 112 ,331 results are yet to be released out of which 350 are the results of the blind candidates which would be released soon and 111, 981 results withheld for further screening.
“The figures above exclude foreign candidates whose examination will be conducted in April.”


Floyd Mayweather has shown interest in fighting at the UFC as he has made plans to submit the paperwork to get license as a pro MMA fighter. 

"Everything takes time. Eventually we're going to apply for this license, and hopefully we can fight."
However, on when he will begin training or even apply for the license, no comment was made except "Even it it takes 6 to 8 months ... whatever it takes. We want to make sure that everything is done correctly."


Davido has affirmed that he and Chioma are still together. This followed after break up tales from instablog9ja. Instablog9ja had aslo said Davido and Chioma had both unfollowed each other. 
Replying to an instagram user, Davido referred to Chioma as his wife.

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The Federal Government is making a major move towards standardising toll gates around the country.
While speaking at News Agency of Nigeria's Forum, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said, “We are also working to overcome some of the problems of the past, accountability and transparency in the operations and management. “And we think that technology provides us an opportunity to overcome those problems. “So we want to standardise all of that, then we have sent our officers out because we have revolved the design actually, what we want the toll plazas to look like. “In terms of design, quality of materials, cost because we want to issue bids for people to come and bid for them. “So that, when we are evaluating the bids, there can be proper evaluation because we are standardized."
On construction of roads and repairs, Fashola said, “We have momentum in terms of team work, project delivery and problem solving and I think we should be seeing more cascading of resu…


ASUU, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State has gone on an indefinite strike.
Before now, the body had demanded that the State Government, owner of the institution make the N500 million payment for accumulated hard earned allowances, improvement of infrastructure on campus and general welfare of staff and students which according to the union, "are nothing to write home about".
An ultimatum was given to the State Government to pay up after the union was told to forget about the N150 million. The State Government said it could only pay N350 million. ASUU rejected this proposal because this debt was not incurred by the current administration. For this reason, the N150 will forever remain "untenable since government is a continuum".
Dr Salau Lawal, Chairman of ASUU, IBB University said, the "end of the seven day warning strike embarked upon by our members" has resulted in the current indefinite strike.
I don't want to think about another s…


President of Nigeria, Muhammadu  Buhari might not sign the African Trade Agreement. The President was to attend an African Union Summit in Kigali, Rwanda but due to controversies surrounding the purpose of the journey, he had to cancel. 
The spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tope Elias-Fatile said that Mr President cancelled his trip in order “to allow more time for input from Nigerian stakeholders”.
The Summit is to create an enabling environment to allow free trade among all countries that sign, the "African Continental Free Trade Area". However, the Nigeria Labour Congress strongly disapproves the move, which the body says may affect the nation’s manufacturing sector and lead to loss of jobs. On the other hand, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved of the idea. 
The first advanced team of the president had already travelled to Kigali on Friday but have been asked to return home.
Editor's note:  It is noteworthy that such plans by the African Continent …


According to a UN expert committee, four countries will experience a shift from developing to developed. Changing status!
Chairman of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), Mr Jose Ocampo, has said that “this is an historic occasion.” He revealed that only five countries had graduated since the UN established the LDC category in 1971.
The four countries are Bhutan, Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe and the Solomon Islands.  According to the UN Committee, these countries have increased national earning power and improved access to health care and education, making them eligible to exit the group of least developed countries (LDCs). For a country to 'graduate', it must experience two of three criteria set by the UN which include: health and education targets; economic vulnerability; and gross national income per capita.
A member of CDP, Diane Elson, a professor at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom, said,  “The success of the countries that are graduating reflects things l…


Due to non-provision of special voting materials by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, 27.3 million disabled Nigerians cannot vote.

Executive Director of the Inclusive Friends Association (IFA), Mrs. Grace Jerry announced this saying, “The amendment of Section 56 (2) to make provision of braille or tactile ballots and off-site voting mandatory will help increase the participation of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the electoral process. Beginning with the 2018 Appropriation Act, the National Assembly should regularly provide funds in the national budget for braille and tactile ballots, accessible voting cubicles, written instructions and sign language interpreters to enable PWDs to participate effectively in pre-election and Elections Day processes.”
The National Assembly was called upon to make an amendment to the Electoral Act to ensure that the voting rights of people with disabilities are protected.
There is a lot of sense in enabling persons living with disa…