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  • Cameroon: Legal Proceedings Against Anglophone Activists Adjourned
    [RFI] The case against three Anglophone activists in Cameroon charged with terrorism was adjourned on Thursday while the military judge decides on an application for bail, a defence lawyer told RFI. Human rights lawyer Felix Agbor Balla, university lecturer Fontem Neba and radio host Mancho Bibixy have pleaded not guilty to terrorism. They were involved in organising protests in Cameroon's Anglophone regions over perceived marginalisation by the Francophone government.
  • Uganda: Equatorial Guinea's Obiang Tells Museveni to be Careful With Oil
    [Monitor] Kampala -Uganda is looking to tap into Equatorial Guinea's experience of oil production, in order to build its own capacity before oil production starts.
  • Zimbabwe: Minister Kasukuwere Suspends Entire Town Council
    [The Herald] Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has suspended Chitungwiza Mayor Phillip Mutoti and all 24 councillors for allegedly corruptly allocating themselves tracts of land worth over $7 million. Chitungwiza Municipality has 14 MDC-T councillors, including Mayor Mutoti and 11 Zanu-PF councillors. The minister will appoint a three-person caretaker council to clean up the rot in the municipality.

The University of Johannesburg’s Humanities Faculty has received the Midas Touch with the addition of Nobel Prize winner‚ Professor Wole Soyinka.


Nigerian-born Soyinka‚ the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature‚ joins the university as a Distinguished Visiting Professor.



Professor Alex Broadbent‚ Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities said Soyinka's involvement will serve as an opportunity for the unique inspiration of their students‚ while attracting other renowned scholars.



“He has been and continues to be associated with some of the best universities in the world. UJ’s drive to decolonisation as well as the Africanisation of knowledge have led to substantial dialogues at the Institution [which] provided the university the opportunity to ask searching questions about our African identity and our role in nurturing the New Africa‚ and the future of our university‚” he added.



Professor Soyinka boasts international recognition‚ having held fellowship and professorial positions in the Dramatic Arts and Comparative Literature at the Universities of Ibadan‚ Lagos and Ife in Nigeria; Legon in Ghana‚ Sheffield and Cambridge in England; as well as Yale‚ Cornell‚ Harvard‚ Emory‚ Nevada‚ Loyola Marymount in the United States of America.




Currently he is Life Fellow of Churchill College‚ Cambridge‚ Emeritus Fellow of the Black Mountain Institute‚ University of Nevada‚ Overseas Fellow of Hutchins Institute‚ Harvard University‚ and Professor Emeritus‚ Obafemi Awolowo University‚ Ile-Ife‚ Nigeria‚ Founder and Chairman of the Wole Soyinka Foundation in Nigeria.




Broadbent said that in addition to his lecturing position‚ the high profile academic will also bring with him partnership with his foundation‚ well-known known for its Wole Soyinka Award for Literature.
- TMG Digital/The Times

 


A Nigerian American super student,  Ifeoma Thorpe  -   17-year-old New Jersey teenager, has been accepted by all eight Ivy League schools this year — Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. Ifeoma and her parents were immigrants living in New Jersey USA and they were originally from South east Nigeria.

Ifeoma won’t officially graduate from Morris Hills High School until June, and as of now she isn’t quite sure which school she’ll choose. The high school senior recently told ABC NY, “I got into Harvard early action so I figured I’ll just go there, so then I got into all the others and I was like, wait now I don’t know where I want to go.”

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"I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight and I clicked it and it said 'Congratulations' and I was like oh my goodness!" Ifeoma  told CNN affiliate WABC-TV.


Ifeoma Hopes to Become a Cardiologist One Day


She wants to study biology and pursue a career in global health. Since all of the Ivy League schools "have great research facilities," she decided to apply to them all.

She is also Winner of SELMA Speech and Essay Contest

The winners of the National Liberty Museum’s SELMA Speech and Essay Contest, supported by the John Templeton Foundation in partnership with Paramount Pictures, were announced on April 21, 2015. In the year that marked the 50th anniversary of the Selma march, the top prize was awarded jointly to two teens, who each received the $5,000 Grand Prize at a ceremony in Philadelphia. The ceremony included a keynote speech from former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford, an original Selma marcher and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Students getting into all of the Ivies is a monumental feat, but it's happened to a handful of teens over the past couple of years -- Kwasi Enin in 2014, Harold Ekeh in 2015 and Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and Kelly Hyles last year.

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  • President Trump Call with President Muhammadu Buhari President Trump Call with President Muhammadu Buhari
      The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release
    February 15, 2017     Readout of the President’s Call with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria  
    President Donald J. Trump spoke this week with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to discuss the strong cooperation between the United States and Nigeria, including on shared security, economic, and governance priorities.  President Trump...
  • Governor Ifeanyi Okowa: How To Attract Foreign Investments Governor Ifeanyi Okowa: How To Attract Foreign Investments
    RE: Governor Okowa begs western countries to invest in the Niger delta
    “Attracting this money isn't easy. Capital is a coward. It flees from corruption and bad policies, conflict and unpredictability. It shuns ignorance, disease and illiteracy. Capital goes where it is welcomed and where investors can be confident of a return on the resources they have put at risk. It goes to countries where women can work, children can read, and entrepreneurs...
  •  Ex-President Jonathan Meets with the Nigerian-American Leadership Council (NAL) Ex-President Jonathan Meets with the Nigerian-American Leadership Council (NAL)
    February 10, 2017       Washington, DC Ex-President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Meets with the “Nigerian-American Leadership Council (NAL Council)”, in Washington, DC

    On Thursday February 2, 2017, Nigeria’s former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, met with executives of the Washington-based NAL Council at the US Congress, Washington, DC.
    Dr. Jonathan was in Washington to address members of the US Congress’s Africa...
  • Martin Ifedi:  Nigerian American playing  in the NFL Super Bowl 2017 Martin Ifedi: Nigerian American playing in the NFL Super Bowl 2017
    Nigerian immigrants in America have its largest population in Houston, Texas and that is where the super bowl 2017 is taking place.  And the son of Nigerian immigrant, Martin Ndubuisi Ifedi will be playing in the super bowl representing Houston, his city of birth, Nigeria and Africa.



    One can say without equivocation that the most important date in the National football league (NFL) calendar is the boisterous super bowl. “The...
  • NIGERIA VENTURING INTO NUCLEAR AGE: PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ARE NECESSARY NIGERIA VENTURING INTO NUCLEAR AGE: PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ARE NECESSARY

    Nuclear energy and nuclear technology can be of great aid to Nigeria in her endeavor to supply steady, reliable and clean energy for her domestic electric consumption. Without doubt Nigeria at this stage of her industrial stage must do something about the paucity of electricity to power her industries and residential homes. Nuclear technology with its entire prospect has its challenges that must be appreciated and be given the requisite attention...
  • Goodluck Ebele Jonathan writes to President Trump Goodluck Ebele Jonathan writes to President Trump
    Dear Donald J. Trump,

    By the grace of God, President of the United States of America.



    As the United States of America opens a new chapter today, many around the world, myself inclusive, are optimistic that the success you have achieved in your career as one of the world's foremost entrepreneurs will be translated to your life as a public servant and custodian of the trust of the American people.

  • Naira is falling to nearly N500 to $1 Naira is falling to nearly N500 to $1
    Macroeconomic dislocation and the distressed pressure brought to bear on naira is triggering the precipitously freefall of the value of the Nigeria’s currency.  This is now beyond the pale, a disastrous saturation point and if it continues unchecked the naira as we know it will become a worthless currency just like the Zimbabwe currency.

    Since the official devaluation of naira coupled with negative growth of the economy, things are...
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