22-year-old Amanda Gorman becomes youngest poet in US history to read at presidential inauguration (video)

22-year-old Amanda Gorman becomes youngest poet in US history to read at presidential inauguration (video)

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Amanda Gorman made history on Wednesday January 20, as the youngest poet in US history to read a poem at a presidential inauguration.   The 22-year-old read a powerful poem at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.   The Los Angeles native reportedly finished writing the poem, titled "The Hill We Climb," on ...

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Actress Bisola Aiyeola releases stunning photos to celebrate turning 35 today

Actress Bisola Aiyeola releases stunning photos to celebrate turning 35 today

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Nollywood actress, Bisola Aiyeola turned 35 today and she released these stunning  new photos of herself to mark the occasion.   The mother of one wrote in one post: "21-01-21 Chapter 35."   See the photos below.  

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Kamala Harris’ husband becomes the first ever “Second Gentleman” of the US and he already has a Twitter handle to that effect

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Douglas Emhoff, an American lawyer who has always been supportive of his wife Kamala Harris' career, has become the first ever Second Gentleman of the United States of America and he's wearing his new role well.   He's been praised as a man who is breaking gender stereotypes.     A day before inauguration day, Emhoff took to Twitter to ...

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Doctor claims a colleague was denied visa to Australia and lost scholarship because of an old "homophobic" tweet she made addressing homosexuality

Doctor claims a colleague was denied visa to Australia and lost scholarship because of an old “homophobic” tweet she made addressing homosexuality

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  A medical doctor was reportedly denied visa to Australia after she won a scholarship, because of "homophobic" tweets she shared in the past.   A doctor friend of hers shared the news to Twitter to warn others.   The friend wrote: "If you have Japa plans be mindful of what you tweet o. Today, they denied my Doctor friend ...

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FG Gives Update On NIN Registration

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The new deadline for Nigerians to register and link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their SIM cards has been set for February 9, 2021. This information was posted on the official Twitter handle of the NIMC. The NIMC had initially given a January 19 deadline for those with NIN and February 9 for those without NIN. The ...

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“I Was Paid 10 Million Dollars To Pretend I Have COVID-19” -Rapper, Aka Reveals

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Popular South African rapper, AKA, has made startling revelations online. He made a post on his Twitter account stating that he was paid to tell the masses that he tested positive for coronavirus. The popular South African rapper came up with a tweet on Twitter saying that he was paid 10 Million Dollars to pretend he had ...

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FG To Pay Nigerians N5000 Each, find out how

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The Federal Government on Tuesday said about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months. This translates to N729bn within the six-month period. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban ...

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BREAKING: Joseph Biden sworn in as 46th United States President

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Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. With this development on Wednesday, 20th January 2021, he has ended the tumultuous four-year term in the White House of Republican Donald Trump. Biden, 78, took the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at a solemn ceremony ...

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FG’s Goal To Lift 20m Nigerians Out Of Poverty In Two Years Now Within Reach – Osinbajo

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Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (File Photo)   Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has said that the Federal Government’s vision to lift at least 20 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next two years is now within reach. Professor Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday in Abuja during the virtual flag-off of the cash transfer scheme, called the ...

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China imposes partial lockdown in Beijing with 1.6 million residents banned from traveling over Covid-19 outbreak

China imposes partial lockdown in Beijing with 1.6 million residents banned from traveling over Covid-19 outbreak

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  A partial lockdown was imposed on the Chinese capital on Wednesday, with 1.6 million residents banned from leaving Beijing, after new cases were detected. Seven cases were reported in the city of over 20 million people on Wednesday, including six in the southern Daxing district. All 1.6 million residents of Daxing must not leave Beijing unless they ...

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Donald Trump departs White House for the last time as US president (video)

Donald Trump departs White House for the last time as US president to Florida

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Donald Trump has just departed the White House for the last time as US president before his successor President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office. Just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Trump was filmed with his wife Melania boarding a helicopter to a ceremonial send-off at Joint Base Andrews for his final day in ...

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Chilling moment mum calls police to report her daughter has been raped by her dad

Chilling moment mum calls police to report her daughter has been raped by her dad

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  A police documentary series has revealed the chilling moment a mother called the police to say her daughter was raped by her own dad.   In an episode of 999: What's Your Emergency which aired on January 18, a weeping woman is heard telling an emergency call handler: "My daughter, she's come home upset saying that her dad got her ...

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Insecurity: Herdsmen can

Insecurity: Herdsmen can’t vacate Ondo state – Presidency tells Governor Akeredolu

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The Presidency has reacted to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's ultimatum for herdsmen to leave forest reserves in Ondo state within 7 days.   Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in a statement released on Tuesday January 19 stated that  Akeredolu being a senior lawyer would be the least expected to unilaterally expel thousands of herders who have lived all their lives in the ...

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1301 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

1301 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

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  The Nigeria Center for Disease Control says 1,301 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Tuesday, January 19.   According to the health agency, Lagos recorded 551 while the FCT recorded 209 fresh cases.   Other states with new cases include Oyo-83, Plateau-65, Kaduna-64, Enugu-61, Rivers-44, Ondo-39, Benue-37, Akwa Ibom-31, Kano-19, Delta-18, Gombe-18, Ogun-16, Edo-15, Kebbi-10, Ebonyi-9, Jigawa-4, ...

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Leave that man must do it for me mentality and normalize buying luxury stuff for yourself this year - ?TV personality, Nancy Isime tells ladies

Leave that man must do it for me mentality and normalize buying luxury stuff for yourself this year – TV personality, Nancy Isime tells ladies

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  TV personality, Nancy Isime has taken to Instagram to advise ladies to normalize buying luxury stuff for themselves this year and stop depending on men to do it for them. To achieve the goal, Isime insists they must double their 'legit hustle' and work hard in other to spoil themselves this year. In a post via her ...

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Lady drags pastor to court over fake marital promise and squandering her money

Lady drags pastor to court over fake marital promise and squandering her money

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A female evangelist in Adamawa state, Kwanye Tumba, has filed a lawsuit before the Criminal Area Court II in Adamawa state against the Pastor of House Chapel in Karewa, Yola North LGA of the state, Marwa Tumba, for allegedly making fake marital promises to her, squandering her money and then dumping her for another woman.   In her ...

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Celebrated Nigerian Teen Coaches Release New Book on Parenting

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With the advent of the internet technology and other modern day tools,  parents now have to grapple with properly raising kids devoid of vices. It is a known fact that the failures of parenting has brought about so many vices - rape, cultism, internet fraud, pornography, drug abuse, nudity e.t.c Teen parents and founders of Lagos based ...

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SDA Bocconi School of Management Scholarships 2021 for African Students in Italy

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Applications are currently invited for the 2021 International scholarship program which will be awarded to high achieving students who are passionate about studying a degree program at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy. This scholarship opportunity is a rigorous one, designed not only to determine whether candidates are qualified for the MBA program, but also whether ...

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Nigerian governors meet over second wave of coronavirus

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The 36 state governors in Nigeria will hold a virtual meeting on January 20 to discuss issues relating to the second wave of COVID-19. Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, Head of Media and Public Affairs, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday. Bello-Barkindo said the meeting would commence at 2pm, adding that the focus will ...

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2021 Sustainability and Energy Policy Masters Scholarship at Hertie School of Governance in Germany

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The Sustainability and Energy Policy Scholarship is intended for students who are interested in global sustainability, renewable energy, and the transformation of energy systems and wish to deepen their knowledge in this field by examining governance structures, policies, markets, technology, and new ideas to achieve the material and social conditions of long-term and universal human ...

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INEC Plans To Make NIN Compulsory For Voter Registration

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When contacted on the telephone, the Director, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Nick Dazang, said he could not say if the NIN would be a precondition for registration. The Independent National Electoral Commission is considering making the National Identity Number a precondition for registering voters when the continuous voter registration exercise commences in a few weeks, ...

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Trump Shuns Biden As President’s Inauguration Holds Today

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AFP also reports that Trump had yet to congratulate Biden on his win publicly or invited him for the customary cup of tea in the Oval Office. President Donald Trump has spent his last full day on Tuesday in the White House mulling pardons as President-elect, Joe Biden was set to arrive in Washington ahead of ...

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FILE PHOTO - Pump jacks operate at sunset in an oil field in Midland, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. REUTERS-Nick Oxford-File Photo

Oil gains on stimulus optimism ahead of Joe Biden inauguration

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Oil prices climbed with U.S. stock markets on Tuesday ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as U.S. president on optimism that more government stimulus will eventually lift global economic growth. Brent futures for March delivery rose $1.13, or 2.1%, to $55.88 a barrel by 11:45 a.m. EST (1645 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was ...

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2021 Sustainability Science Scholarships At United Nations University in Japan

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The United Nations University – Japan is currently awarding the Sustainability Science Scholarships to individuals who are willing to pursue a degree program at the Institution. This scholarship program provides a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months. The program offers unique opportunities to interact with leading scholars and policymakers ...

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After SaharaReporters’ Story, Air Force Apologises For Sharing Old Pictures As Proof Of Recent Victory Over B’Haram

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SaharaReporters gathered that the security agency's first picture was taken in 2018 during an operation in Damasak, another town in Borno State. The Nigerian Air Force has admitted sharing old pictures as proof of its recent victory over Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. SaharaReporters, using Google reverse image search tool, had on Tuesday exposed how the ...

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It’s True Matawalle Doled Out Vehicles To Bandits, Zamfara Ex-Council Chair Says

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These bandits have been using the vehicles to kidnap, kill and rape innocent people and the press has been silent. Aformer Chairman of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abubakar Maradun, has accused Governor Bello Matawalle of supplying vehicles to bandits. Maradun, who spoke to Punch, alleged that Matawalle gave the bandits Hilux vehicles, which ...

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‘You Have Disgraced Us’ —Zamfara Govt Threatens To Sue SaharaReporters For Exposing Gifts To ‘Repentant’ Bandits

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Zarumi claimed that the publication had caused disgrace to the government but however refused to deny its authenticity. The Zamfara State Government on Tuesday threatened to sue SaharaReporters over a publication exposing gifts given to repentant bandits by Governor Bello Matawalle. The government made the threat in a statement signed by Nura Ibrahim Zarumi, the state Commissioner ...

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2021 New Perspectives International Scholarship At Hertie School in Germany

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The New Perspectives Scholarship is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in the natural sciences or engineering who wish to combine their previous training with the tools and knowledge necessary for effective policymaking in all sectors or careers in the international arena. Eligibility: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university. Applicants must ...

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2021/2022 Fully Funded Government of Azerbaijan Undergraduate, Masters & Doctoral Scholarships for study in Azerbaijan

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“The Educational Grant Programme for the Citizens of the Member Countries of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation” and “The Educational Grant Programme for the Citizens of the Member Countries of the Non-Aligned Movement” were approved by the orders of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 6, 2017 and on January 10, 2018, ...

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IK Ogbonna’s estranged wife, Sonia goes topless in birthday photo

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Sonai LaReina posed naked from the waist up in a photo shared to Instagram to mark her birthday.   The mother-of-one, who was married to Nigerian actor IK Ogbonna, had no clothes visible in the photo and she used her hands to cover her breasts.   She was however adorned in elaborate jewelleries.   She shared the photo with the caption: "Deeply in ...

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