Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Wendy Okolo is a Nigerian-born National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aerospace engineer and the first Black woman to earn a doctorate in the field. According to her profile on the organization’s website, Okolo works as a special emphasis programs manager at Ames Research Center and is a research engineer in the Discovery and Systems Health Technology (DaSH) Area. Her role includes researching control systems applications, systems health monitoring and creating solutions for issues related to the designing of aircraft and spacecraft.  She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 and…

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School feeding: Primary school pupils rushed to hospital after taking meal in Katsina

Reports gotten by Katsina Post has it that no fewer than five Primary school pupils were rushed to a primary health care center in Makurda, Rimi Local government in the early hours of Monday after taking their meal being served to them in school. According to our sources, the pupils complained of stomachache immediately after taking the meal which prompted the school to stopped the sharing of the food and quickly retrieved the remnants from the other pupils. The pupils who complained of the stomachache were then quickly rushed to…

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Corruption responsible for Nigeria’s backwardness -CHRCR

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA Corruption and lack of transparency in doing business have been identified as the militating factors for slow pace of development in Nigeria In a one day stakeholders meeting organised by the Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution ( CHRCR) in collaboration with Shehu Musa Ya’adua with support from Mac Arthur foundation held in lokoja Wednesday noted that uncheck corruption has affected public faith in the management of the nation’s businesses. The Executive Director Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCH) Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul stated…

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Foundation gives N20M scholarships to 400 indigent in Kogi

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA About four hundred indigent students who are indigenes of Ogugu Ofante and its environs have benefited from a twenty million naira scholarship scheme funded by the Deacon Job and Mrs. Omada Onoja Foundation . The beneficiaries were drawn from Emojikwu/Emagodo, Emochogwu–Ameh, Emagodo and Emorocho communities in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State, The beneficiaries are currently undergoing studies in the following institutions of learning : Kaduna Polytechnic Kaduna, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Kogi state University , Anyigba, and KSCOE, Ankpa. Others are College of Nursing,…

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BREAKING: At last, FG, ASUU reach agreement, sign deal

The federal government and the striking University teachers have finally signed an agreement, raising hope of an end to the three months old strike. The agreement was signed on Thursday in Abuja during a meeting between the warring parties. The University lecturers commenced a nationwide strike late last year to demand for the full implementation of the agreement it reached with the government in 2009. Until now, government and the leadership of the union have met nine different times, with non-yielding any meaningful result. Meanwhile, ASUU has not formally declared…

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Corper donates library ,700 text books to kogi communities

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.  A member of the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC) serving in kogi state  Mr Seun Albert Oyelude, has donated  a  library block   with 700 textbooks to  Ahoko communities in  Kogi Local Government Area of the state. The Corps member in a chat with Journalists on Friday in Ahoko venue of the commissioning  of the library stated that , the gesture was  his modest contribution to enhance and restore the culture of reading among pupils of primary and secondary schools. Oyelade noted that when he was…

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Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999

Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999 I have read the statement issued by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as to the reason for the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. In the statement, the President relied on the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which ordered that theOnoghen CJN be suspended pending the determination of the case hanging on his neck at the CCT. This order purportedly granted by the CCT was given without jurisdiction. The…

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Kogi State University cancels final year exams

The management of Kogi state university have cancelled the final examinations of 400 level students of political science department. The cancellation was due to the celebration of some students who were jubilating and shooting sporadically into the air and drinking alcohol publicly in the faculty, disrupting the relative peace of the university community. The students who finished their final semester exams will have to rewrite the course POS 104 (international law and politics). A new date is to be announced.

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MRA names Ministry of Defence as winners of ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Ministry of Defence as the 70th inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the Ministry of refusing to submit itself to civilian oversight by failing to abide by its duties and obligations under a democratically enacted Law. In a statement in Lagos, Mr. Ayode Longe, MRA’s Programme Director, told the Ministry that the mere fact that its functions touch on security and defence matters does not exempt it from the requirements of transparency and accountability, adding that as a…

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Seadogs raise awareness on HIV/AIDS

All over the globe, December Ist, is set aside by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a special day to raise awareness on the prevalence of the dreaded HIV/AIDS pandemic that ravages the world. The aims however is to continually bring to people’s consciousness the paramount need to be protected and thereby help reduce the spread of the virus. This is why the theme of 2018 campaign is hinged on, “know your status”. In principle, WHO urges people to know their infection status through testing and access to treatment and…

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Making the State of Osun an African Alternative Energy Center: the story of IRAGBIJI ARAGBIJI and its bright future

Iragbiji is arguably the most peaceful and serene community in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, South west Nigeria. though rustic, its appealing physical feature signify its potential for a greatness that will be driven by the clairvoyance of the town`s huge human capital. Iragbiji`s mountains and hills, flora and fauna make it the tourist destination any day. These beautiful sceneries have for decades remained the defining factors that instill the historical essence of this town that has now produced the present governor of the state–Gboyega Oyetola; the erstwhile…

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U.S. Advocates Greater Investment in Girl-Child Education, More Female Political Participation

  United States Consul General F. John Bray has called for increased investment in the education of the girl-child and greater political participation by women in Nigeria. Delivering the keynote address on the second day of the 17th Annual Conference of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), in Lagos on November 2, Consul General Bray encouraged the women leaders to continue working to promote gender equality in Nigeria. He spoke on the topic “Unstoppable You: Reinvent & Reinvigorate” at the event attended by leading women from both the…

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U.S. Consulate supports Robotics Workshop For 303 teachers, 187 students

For the second consecutive year, the United States Consulate General in collaboration with RoboRave International, a U.S.-based tech academy, has concluded a week-long robotics workshop for 303 teachers and 187 students. The participating students and teachers were from 29 public and private schools across Lagos, Ogun, and Edo states as well as the Federal Capital Territory. RoboRAVE International Director of Global Programs Russ Fisher-Ives and RoboRAVE North America Director Brian Montoya facilitated the series of workshops in Benin, Lagos, and Abuja from October 21-27.  Throughout the training, students were taught…

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FG Partners Chinese Firm On Smart Classrooms, Digital Education

The Federal Government has commenced a process for the implementation of a partnership strategy that will help establish digital education institute and provision of smart learning classrooms across the country.   Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals disclosed this on Monday in a statement released by her media assistant, Desmond Utomwen. According to the Presidential Aide, the Smart Classrooms and Digital Education initiative, which will be implemented in partnership with a Chinese Digital Technology giant, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited is in line…

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NCAT denies sacking 37 teachers

NCAT denies sacking 37 teachers

NCAT denies sacking 37 teachers By Newsdesk with agency report The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Kaduna State, has denied sacking 37 teachers from its staff school. The Spokesperson for NCAT,  Jude Amadi, made the denial in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. It would be recaled that some aviation unions recently petitioned the Federal Government, alleging that the NCAT sacked 37 teachers. The petition was jointly issued by the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services…

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Dogara showers praise on IDPs over good performance in 2018 UTME results

Dogara showers praise on IDPs over good performance in 2018 UTME results

Dogara showers praise on IDPs over good performance in 2018 UTME results By Alfred Ifemosun The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has  showered praised on the students of Ohogua Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, Benin City,Edo State for their impressive performance in the recently released Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results released by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The speaker said this in a statement made available to newsmen by his Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs), Turaki Hassan over the weekend According to the General Overseer…

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Ikeja Electric takes safety campaign to higher institutions

Ikeja Electric takes safety campaigns to higher institutions

Ikeja Electric takes safety campaigns to higher institutions By Duru Emeka,Lagos Ikeja Electric Plc, Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, has taken its safety campaign to tertiary Institutions in a move designed to promote tenets of electrical safety in Campus Communities across Lagos State. The company,  recently paid a visit to two frontline Institutions in Lagos; The University of Lagos and the Federal College of Education (Technical), both situated in Akoka, where her proprietary Board Game, PowerPlay was presented to the Leadership of both Institutions. Speaking on behalf of his Management Team,…

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FUTO student disappears 15 minutes after calling his mother

By ADA DIKE A 300 level student of the Department of Petroleum Engineering of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), has been declared missing. Daily Mandate gathered that the man identified as Chibueze Ezenwafor was last seen or communicated with since Thursday, March 29. It was gathered that he called his mother around 3.30pm on Thursday, but his mother, who wasn’t available saw his call she missed around 3:45 pm and dialled his phone number, but it was switched off. His roommate said he left for his friends place…

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UI to expel 328 students over poor academic performance

UI to expel 328 students over poor academic performance

UI to expel 328 students over poor academic performance By Newsdesk The Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan,Professor Idowu Olayinka has disclosed that  the istitution would expel about 328 students for what it called ‘shameful academic results’ in the recently concluded 2016/2017 academic session. Professor Olayinka, who stated this in a statement made available to Daily Mandate, however, blamed the situation on the absence of Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination test before the affected students and others in their set were admitted. Olayinka said that the university compiled the list of the affected…

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FG trains 300 teachers on trauma counseling

Plateau elders urge Nigerians to take TY Danjuma’s alarm serious

FG trains 300 teachers on trauma counseling By Newsdesk with agency report The Federal Government has started to train 300 primary school teachers on psycho-social support and peace building skills in the restive northeastern state of Adamawa. The one-week training reportedly aims to enable the teachers to better support parents and pupils affected by insurgency. Chairman of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI) Retired General Theophilus Danjuma said on Monday that the training became necessary in view of the disadvantaged position of the sub-region particularly in education and…

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