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Timi Dakolo, Other Nigerian Artistes ‘Walk for Kids’ to Raise Awareness on Child Safety

Some Nigerian artistes have joined the ‘Walk for Kids’ campaign a fundraiser for the School Safe Project (SSP) designed to promote child safety. An Eye Masters Eye Center concept, the ‘Walk for Kids’, the annual health campaign targeted at children is an initiative meant to educate the public on the importance of child safety. Speaking on the programme, Dr. Obinna Awiaka, Managing Director of Eye Masters Eye Center and convener, explains that the World Health Organisation has reported that every five minutes a child loses his or her vision; and this vision loss can lead to injury and in...

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Bradley University Honours Three Nigerian Educationists

The contributions of three educationists to the development of their communities have earned them honour from the Bradley University in the United States. Mrs Abiodun Owolabi, principal, Federal Government Girl’s College, Sagamu; Mrs Eunice Akinnifesi, principal, Federal Government Girls’ College, Ikirun, and Kolade Giwa, proprietor of a private school in Ore, Ondo State, were conferred with honorary doctorates of the university at a ceremony that took place at the University of Lagos Conference Centre. The African Representative/Coordinator of Bradley University, Prof Pius Kayode Jegede, said the trio deserved honour for the promotion of education at the secondary school level....

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UTME: Mixed Reactions Trail JAMB’s Organisation, Conduct

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) ended on Tuesday, with about 350 blind candidates among the 1,615,309 who took the test nationwide. Many candidates praised the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for its smooth conduct at many centres; others blamed the board for some lapses. Some of the things that improved this year included registration, checks against examination malpractice and multiple avenues for feedback to the JAMB Control Room in Abuja. For instance, apart from JAMB officials and centre supervisors, ad-hoc staff, such as corps members were required to file daily reports of the centres they monitored. A...

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Leaders Finalise US Budget Bill; Voting Could Begin Thursday

Congressional leaders in the United States (US) have finalised a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence. As negotiators stumbled toward an end-of-the-week deadline to fund the government or face a federal shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan dashed to the White House amid concerns Trump’s support was wavering. Although some conservative Republicans baulked at the size of the spending increases and the rush to pass the bill, the White...

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Blue Pictures Breaks Box Office with Marvel’s Latest Movie, ‘Black Panther’

Following the hype behind one of the greatest movies of all times, Black Panther, West Africa’s leading movie distribution company, Blue Pictures, has broken box office records days after its release in Nigeria. ‘Black Panther’ recorded N135.4 million in its opening weekend, beating the Avengers AOU by 175%. Within the opening days, ‘Black Panther’ went on to become the number 1 all-time weekend opener, best of 2018 so far, Best of February releases, Best Marvel and Disney movie, Best superhero movie among others. This is a feat that has never been achieved before by a singular movie ever in...

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