The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned prospective corps members with fake credentials to stay off Orientation Camps across the country. This was contained in a statement on Sunday by Adenike Adeyemi, Director, Press and Public Relations, ahead of the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course. NYSC warned that anyone caught with the intent to undermine the integrity of its mobilisation process with fake certificates would be arrested and prosecuted. The statement quoted the Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim of issuing the warning in Abuja. Ibrahim stated that the NYSC had put necessary mechanism in place to curb the enrollment of fake graduates for the orientation course, and would continue working diligently in that direction. Ibrahim reve
Award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie hosted Kenyan-born Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong’o in Lagos on Saturday, February 22. The private reception hosted in honour of Lupita Nyong’o, was attended by some well known Nigerians in the entertainment industry which include D’banj, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Omawumi, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Toolz, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Ebuka, Flavour, Bovi and many others. Lupita Nyong’o’s visit is coming ahead screening of Americanah, a television series adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s acclaimed novel of the same title. The book also won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award. Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o stars as the lead character (Ifemelu) in the ten-episode HBO series which was directed by ‘The Walking Dead’ st
The fact that my job is exciting is first and foremost due to the passion I have for it. I love my job and consider myself extremely blessed to be able to work in the performing arts field. I have chosen dance early on in my life and my enthusiasm for building a career in the field has never dropped. On the contrary, the more I grew both on a personal and artistic level, the more it became clear to me what I was put on this Earth to do. Initially, I chose Kenyan traditional dance out of curiosity and, but as time passed by and I learned more and more, I realised this specialisation would have a permanent impact on my life. And then, things just fell into place. Today I proudly act as the head choreographer of Bomas Harambee Dancers, Kenya’s national dance company, and continuou
Award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie will become the first black woman to deliver a speech at the University of Pennsylvania. The last woman to deliver the commencement speech was the then Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Patricia Harris in 1978. “In May 2020, Chimamanda Adichie will become the first black woman since 1978 to deliver a commencement speech...” a message from African Facts Zone read. Students at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the 8 Ivy League universities in the US erupted in celebration as Chimamanda was announced the speaker for the 2020 Commencement Day. According to reports, the author of Americanah will also be honoured with the ‘Doctor of Humane Letter’ (LHD) at the event which is scheduled for May 2020. Chi
A Nigerian man has cried out about the bad state of Bayan Tsaha Model primary school in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. The man took to his social media page, Muhammed Mubarak to share pictures of the primary school pupils sitting on the floor and the collapsing building. He wrote; “Earlier this morning I went to a school bayan tsaha model primary school near mechanical village birnin Kebbi metropolises, Kebbi State. This is one of the primary school in the area, at first I thought this building is obsolete, but I was told that it’s serviceable. That students still sit on the floor of this classroom.the school buildings are all prehistoric and démodé.Whenever i found this prehistoric buildings Easily recall Kebbi state governor speech during 2015/2019 campaign that he’s go
Report reaching us has it that Federal Government of Nigerian through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has commenced the N33,000 allowance payment to Corps members. The payment began today, (Friday 31st January 2020), and a lot of corps members have said they have received the new allowance structure. Recall that in April 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law an increase in the new minimum wage and NYSC. He had also approved the monthly allowance of Corps members to N33,000. The approval was affirmed by the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, at the NYSC Secretariat in Bauchi. It was further confirmed by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, who gave no further details on the matter. Meanw...
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has introduced 29 Nigerian words and expressions in the January updates to its glossary. Although OED’s World English editor, Danica Salazar, announced this in a blog post last week, the news of the latest addition went viral recently. She said, “The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages or unique Nigerian coinages that have only begun to be used in English in the second half of the twentieth century, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of the words and expressions added to the updated edition of the dictionary include Buka, chop-chop, ember months, Guber, next tomorrow, and tokunbo, among others. See the full list of the new entries and their respective meanings below: agric, adj. & n.
The Univeristy of Ilorin student behind a viral crying meme identified as Oladee, has narrated what happened the day the photo was taken. The student who placed a bet with the money his grandmother gave him for food, said losing the money made him cry that day. The internet sensation further revealed that he decided to add more emotion to his tears to see if those that took the money his grandmother gave him, will have sympathy and return it to him. Watch video below; https://www.instagram.com/p/B7Ts_TrAR7y/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
A member of Lagos State Civil Service Commission,Mr Suru Avoseh, says no fewer than 50,000 applicants had applied for one thousand vacant teaching jobs announced by the state government in 2019. Avoseh made this known during the New Year Party organised by the Badagry Women Development Forum on Sunday in Badagry. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Lagos State Government had on Nov. 11 announced the plans to employ one thousand teachers into the public secondary schools across the state. Avoseh said some of the applicants that qualified for the job had been invited for the examination. “After the examination, those that passed and meet up with the standard will be called for oral interviews.“At present, some of the applicants who succeeded in the e
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has said that the international witchcraft conference which it’s organising will benefit pastors of churches and Christians generally if they attend the witchcraft conference which is being speculated to hold in the school. The university said this in a statement released on Monday and reported by the Cable. According to the statement, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) are all invited to the conference which will be of great benefit to Christians particularly pastors who usually preach about witches. The University’s director of B.I.C. Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies, Egodi Uchendu, said that witchcraft is only “the topic of the academic engagement” and meant to feature acad