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Ese Oruru: Police to prosecute alleged abductor of 14 year old girl forced into marriage and converted to Islam

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Ese Oruru: Police to prosecute alleged abductor of 14 year old girl forced into marriage and converted to Islam

The police said on Tuesday that Yunusa Yellow, the alleged abductor of Ese Oruru, the 14-year-old girl allegedly abducted from Yenegoa and forced into marriage in Kano, would be prosecuted. The Assistant Police Commissioner in charge of Zone 1 Police Headquarters, Kano, Shuaibu Gambo, told journalists in Kano shortly after Ese was dispatched to the Nigeria Police Headquarters, Abuja that Yellow would be charged to court to face criminal charges. The police chief spoke as voices, including that of Ese’s Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and...

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Nigeria:2015 in Review

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Nigeria:2015 in Review

By Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief, Nigeria Magazine January 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre in Baga, Borno State, North East Nigeria Run up to the elections, Buhari certificate saga, (Form 1998), Nigeria Army denies being in possession of Buhari’s cert, credentials. Nasty adverts Calls by NSA for shift of election date causes stir and resisted by opposition, Kerry visits Nigeria holds talks with GEJ and GMB Reduction of PMS from N97 to N87, announcement by Dezieni Alison Madueke the most Googled word in...

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The World Scrabble Champion is Jighere Wellington from Nigeria

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The World Scrabble Champion is Jighere Wellington from Nigeria

The World Scrabble Champion is Jighere Wellington from Nigeria. The elite competition had 130 players from many countries battling it out over 32 rounds to determine the top two. Wellington Jighere from Nigeria and Lewis McKay from England were the two survivors. On the fifth day they were isolated in the appropriately named Legends Room to compete in a best of seven series with moves being relayed to a perceptive audience of the best Scrabble players in the world. Wellington secured victory in four straight wins. There are many superb...

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Nigeria’s first pilot, Captain Bob Hayes turns 80 today

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Nigeria’s first pilot, Captain Bob Hayes turns 80 today

Nigeria’s first pilot, Capt. Robert Emmanuel Hayes, turns 80 today but has chosen to celebrate it quietly, only with a church service, in London, where he is currently based, to mark the day. In 1955, he became the first Nigerian to be certified a pilot, five years before independence in 1960. Born on May 13, 1935, in Benin City, Edo State, Capt. Hayes attended St. Patrick Catholic School, Sapele, Delta State and Government College, Warri (now Government College, Ugheli) also in Delta State. He picked up interest in flying while watching the...

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Dr Obas John Ebohon elected to UN-Habitat International Advisory Board for World Cities

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Dr Obas John Ebohon elected to UN-Habitat International Advisory Board for World Cities

UN-Habitat have elected Leicester School of Architecture’s (LSA) Dr Obas John Ebohon, Reader in Energy, Sustainability and Development to the International Advisory Board for World Cities Report (WCR) 2015. The International Advisory Board to which he is invited, is an interdisciplinary team of highly experienced urbanisation and human settlement researchers, academics, practitioners and policy makers from various regions from around the world.

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