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Rivers state collaborates with African School of Economics to launch sports education initiative

In a promising development for the advancement of sports education, the Rivers State government has initiated discussions with the renowned Pan-African institution, the African School of Economics (ASE), to establish a robust sports education programme within the state. The announcement came to light during a meeting held yesterday, where representatives from the Ministry of Sports […]

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UN chief calls for reopening of girls’ schools in Afghanistan

Marking the second anniversary of the ban on girls’ education in Afghanistan, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the ruling Taliban militants to reopen schools for girls. “Girls belong in school,” Mr Guterres wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “Let them back in.” The UN chief said closing girls’ schools is “an unjustifiable

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John Obot Nigerian marathoner reader seeking to break Guinness World Record

John Obot hits 146 hours,sets world read-aloud record

When certified by the Guinness World Records, Johnn Obot would have beaten a previous record of 124 hours set in September 2022 by a Kyrgyzstan, Rysbai Isakov, in Bursa, Turkey. After the initial setback caused by “equipment/power failure leading to technical issues”, the Nigerian marathoner reader, John Obot, on Monday, reached his 145-hour target and

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UK hikes student visa fee by 34.99% for Nigerians, others

The British government has announced a significant increase of 34.99% in student visa fee for international students, including those from Nigeria. With the increase, the new fee, which takes effect on October 4, 2023, now comes to £490 (N409,640.00 equivalent). The UK Home Office made this announcement weekend, citing the need to finance essential services

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UNICAL clarifies accreditation status of engineering courses

In response to recent claims made by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in some national publications, Prof. Florence Obi, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar (UniCal), has clarified the accreditation status of the university’s engineering courses. Prof. Obi firmly asserted that UniCal is under the supervision of the

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UNICAL VC addresses sexual harassment Allegations, emphasizes commitment to fair investigation

In response to allegations of sexual harassment against Professor Cyril Ndifon, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Florence Obi, held a press briefing on Friday, September 15, 2023, addressing the ongoing investigation and asserting her commitment to the university’s mission and values. Prof. Obi began by clarifying that her administration had nothing personal

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Tobi Amusan wins Diamond League trophy again

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has emerged as the winner of the Diamond League trophy for an astonishing third consecutive time. On Sunday night in Oregon, Amusan with a time of 12.33s emerged the winner of the fiercely contested 100m hurdles event to shut her critics after a disappointing outing in Budapest. Amusan with Sunday’s remarkable performance

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National Library to resuscitate library hour in schools

The National Librarian, Prof. Chinwe Anunobi, says that in a bid to enhance reading culture among Nigerians, efforts are being made to resuscitate the implementation of library hour in schools. Anunobi was speaking in Abuja on Thursday during a news conference on scorecard of her stewardship in the last two years in office. Anunobi was

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John Obot shatters Guinness world record in reading aloud marathon

In an extraordinary feat of determination and literary prowess, John Obot has broken the existing Guinness World Record for the longest marathon reading aloud by an individual. The record, which stood at 124 hours, was surpassed by Obot amidst thunderous cheers from spectators and an outpouring of support. 124 Hours of Reading Triumph John Obot’s

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FG will set up transit schools for 11,000 displaced children: Minister 

The federal government says it plans to set up transit schools for 11,000 schoolchildren in Niger that were displaced by banditry and other violent crimes in the state. Betta Edu, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, said the project would be executed in collaboration with UNICEF and the Niger government. A statement by her

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