Meet Fareedah Oyolola -Nigerian Student Who Emerged World’s Brightest

By Our Reporter Lagos – The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth has honoured Fareedah Oyolola, a secondary school student at Greensprings School, Lagos, as one of the brightest students in the world. This recognition is a result of her exceptional performance in the advanced School and College Ability Test (SCAT), which every student must undergo in order for the institution to determine their current academic abilities before admitting them into its talent search programme. Sharing her experience about the test, Fareedah said: “The test was a multiple-choice aptitude test in verbal and quantitative reasoning, and I had to answer 100 questions within 44 minutes! At the end of the test, my score was in the 92nd percentile for verbal reasoning and 87th percentile for quantitative reasoning. There’s no way I would have gotten these high scores with such a limited time window if not for the great work put in by my teachers, towards developing my comprehension abilities and mathematical reasoning skills. I am very grateful to them.” In a statement issued by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented …

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Pressure Mounts On Young Energetic Defender To Pick Nigeria Over Croatia

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Reports from several sources claimed that top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are mounting pressure on Osijek of Croatia youth team central defender, Uwem Alexander to make himself available for Nigeria instead of the place of his birth, Croatia. Alexander is born to a Nigerian father and a Croatian mother on May 20th, 2002 but was given birth in Croatia which makes him available for both nations at the international level. The 19-year-old defender has been turning heads for the junior team of Osijek after he broke into the team last season playing 13 games including 11matches in the start team. Reports available indicated that the NFF has already detailed its Technical department to make enquiries about him and ensures he turns up for Nigeria’s Under 20 team- the Flying Eagles for a start to fend him away from the clutches of Croatia Football Federation. Alexander was on for the entire 90 minutes in Osijek B’s first game of the season in the Croatian 2nd League in their 4-1 away …

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How Cultists Beheaded Security Chief In Rivers

Abuja – Suspected cultists have killed two persons in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. The one killed in Omudioga, Emohua council in Rivers, was beheaded. He was identified as Alex Umezuruike, commander of the area’s Security Planning and Advisory Committee (OSPAC). He was said to have been shot many times before his attackers killed and beheaded him with a machete. Police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni, who described the incident as tragic, said Umezuruike’s dismembered body has been recovered and deposited in the mortuary. In Akwa Ibom, cultists shot dead the youth president of Atai Ibiaku community in Itu local government area of the state. The assailants killed Comrade Edet Ibanga and injured many others, it was learnt. The incident took place yesterday in Uyo, the state capital, at a rented apartment mostly occupied by students of University of Uyo (UNIUYO). Nation

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Bonfere Jo Calls For Early Preparation For Next Olympics

….expresses disappointment Nigeria football not in Tokyo By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – After twenty five years that Nigeria last won gold in Atlanta 96′ Olympics. Bonfere Jo the coach who lead the team to that epic event has expressed his disappointment over the inability of football event not been represented in this year’s Olympics in Tokyo from Nigeria. Bonfere Jo while expressing his disappointment calls for early preparation for the team from local players to foreign players down to coaches to have at least a three to two years early preparation and not a firebrigade approach. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, on his visit to mark twenty five years anniversary of the gold medal won in Atlanta. The coach is also around to give advice and help raise youth football. “Nigeria Abuja is no longer a big country in football. Normally Nigeria was expected to qualify for Tokyo but unfortunately did not. We have done a great achievement with Nigeria in 1996, winning the gold and beating south American teams, now the situation they cannot follow up …

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How To End Biafra Agitation

By Ike Abonyi “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”- Maya Angelou By their activities, IPOB and other champions of separation from Nigeria are refusing to be reduced by the negatives that are ascribed to them by the Nigerian system. Make no mistake about it, struggles for self-determination are neither sinful nor warmongering. But they are recognised in modern times as legitimate efforts to shake off shackles or semblances of willful constriction. Somehow, these youths have been captured in the words of the great American poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou. Freedom and self-determination are synonymous and every human being desires freedom, censorship is the opposite and an obstruction to the development of liberal minds. Igbo VIP, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, hit the nail on the head when he said the use of force against the secession agitators would not end Biafra clamour, not even disowning the agitators can douse the fire. If so it could have been dead and buried and long forgotten after 51 …

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Spate of insecurity spurred by hunger -Okorocha

By Ijeoma Henry Abuja (Precise Post) – Senator representing Imo West in the ninth national assembly and former governor of Imo State Owelle Rochas Okorocha has cried out that the problem facing Nigeria in the area of security is spurred by hunger in the land and the failure to engage Nigerian youths who form more than seventy percent (70%) of the population. Senator Okorocha expressed this view in his ongoing engagements with Nigerians in Diaspora as he continues to host Webinars to engage Nigerians in South Africa and across the America’s and Europe. The Imo lawmaker who has been speaking on issues of national importance has encouraged Nigerian leaders to work with the youths across the divide to develop and own security apparatus that will best suit their different domains. “Why I support National Dialogue is because we need to revisit our origin, where we all started from, the issue of Amalgamation was not done with a clear eye, it was a forceful merger done by Mrs Lugard. Lugard was a man who married in a hurry because of the …

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Right Sizing: El-Rufai Sacks 19 Political Appointees

By Ogechi Reporter Abuja – Governor Nasir El-Rufai has fired 19 political appointees in the state as part of his administration’s move to “rightsize” the public service in the state. Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communications Muyiwa Adekeye announced the development in a statement on Wednesday. Two special advisers, one deputy chief of staff and several special assistants are among those affected by the decision, which followed the recent controversial layoffs in the state that led to the now-suspended industrial action by organised labour in the state last week. The Deputy Chief of Legislative Staff, Bala Yunusa Mohammed; and two of his special assistants – Halima Musa Nagogo and Umar Abubakar – were among those fired. Also sacked were Ben Kure (Special Adviser on Politics) and his special assistants – Mustapha Lynda Nyusha and Jamilu Gwarzala Dan Mutum, as well as Umar Haruna, a Special Assistant on Politics. Others are the Special Adviser (Social Development), Zainab Shehu; Special Assistant to the Special Adviser, Stephen Hezron; Senior Special Assistant (Stakeholders Relations), Mohammed Bello Shuaibu; and the Senior Special …

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Uzodinma fires 20 Commissioners, Dissolves Cabinet

Abuja (Precise Post) – Governor of Imo state Hope Uzodinma has sacked 20 commissioners and dissolved the State executive council. This was announced on Wednesday shortly after the state executive council meeting in Owerri, the state capital. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Declan Emelumba told journalists that the reason for the dissolution is to rejig the activities of the state government after one year in office. He added that out of the 28 commissioners only eight commissioners were left to carry on with their activities. The commissioners are Health, Information, Tourism, Women Affairs, Works, Finance, Youths and the Ministry of Technology. Details later…

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Don’t give up on Nigeria – Okorocha

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The Senator representing Imo West in the Senate, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has sympathized with President Muhammadu Buhari for standing alone in the face of daunting challenges that has bedeviled his administration. The Imo lawmaker said this in Abuja when he played host to the APC Progressive Minds from Cross River state who came calling on him at the Unity House. He said the bitter truth was that the APC reward system was not benefiting Nigerian youths and this was responsible for the anger seen across the nation. He said “ I sympathize with president Muhammadu Buhari at this moment because everything is on him, no one is defending him, the Ministers are not speaking, the Directors are not speaking, then the masses that should say listen at least our president is doing something are not speaking, then everyone is bottled with anger of some sort’. “That is the problem that we have, problems are bound to occur or exist, but handling of the problem is a different thing”. “If you go to a …

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Okorocha spends an estimated N25 million daily on indigent children- Aide

By Our Reporter The Youth Director, The New Nigeria Foundation Timothy Ademola has commended the Senator Representing Imo West Senatorial district for daily spending N25 million naira for the feeding and care of indigent children in his care. This commendation was made during the visit of the Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association of Nigeria and Abuja Newspapers Vendors Association of Nigeria to the Imo west APC, Senator Rochas Okorocha at his Abuja office. Mr. Timothy Ademola said “I am a father of three children well-schooled and I know what it cost me to train and care for them on a daily basis. “Anayo Rochas Okorocha has biological children and I know all of them, he also has about 25,000 children in his foundation across the nation and at least he will spend a minimum of one thousand naira in feeding, clothing, health care, etc., on each of those children. “In my estimation, Rochas incurs about twenty five million naira on his head on a daily basis on those indigent children across the country, we don’t have such like this in this …

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President’s Beach Volleyball Cup to kick off in May – Nimrod

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The annual President Beach Volleyball Cup will take place between 16th to 20th May, 2021 in Kaduna state. The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod, disclosed this at the end of the Beach Volleyball event at the National Sports Festival in Benin, Edo state. Engineer Musa Nimrod said the President Cup will serve as a training tour for players who will represent Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers. He said, “I am happy to announce that the annual President Beach Volleyball Cup will take place from 16th to 20th May, 2021. The Olympic Games is fast approach and we want to use the President Cup as a form of training tour for the national team players. “Confederation of African Volleyball (FIVB) has rolled out the criteria for hosting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifier and we are waiting for the country that will host”. Nimrod commended the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports led by Chief Sunday Dare and the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) for considering the Beach Volleyball event …

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LA LIGA/NPFL U-15 tourney Set to take off in Enugu

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Enugu State Commissioner for Youth Andre Sports, Hon. Manfred Nzekwe has assured Nigeria Football Federation/ League Management Company delegation in the State of the readiness of the State to host a hitch-free U-15 La Liga/NPFL, football tournament in the Coal City State. Speaking while receiving officials of Nigeria Football Federation / League Management Company, Enugu State Football Association Officials and the Local Organizing Committee members, in his office, Tuesday, Commissioner Manfred Nzekwe, commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for deeming Enugu State capable of hosting such important football tournament. He assured that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, by accepting to host the tournament, the state government will put everything in place to guarantee the success of the tournament adding that the tournament will be the best organized tournament in Nigeria. He further assured that every relevant stakeholder will be brought on board to ensure a successful tournament. In his speech, the leader of the delegation and General Coordinator Youth League, of the Nigeria Football Federation/ League Management Company, Dr. Sunny Obaseki, informed the Commissioner …

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Akanni: Super Eagles’ new ranking will boost team’s confidence

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Super Eagles’ four places up in the latest rankings released by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) would boost the team’s confidence in subsequent engagements, Super Eagles Ex-International, Wahidi Akanni has said. Akanni told the Newsmen on Friday in Lagos that the latest ranking released on Thursday was good news for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Recall that Gernot Rohr’s led Super Eagles was rated 32nd best football playing nation in the world and third best in Africa. Senegal are ranked first in Africa and 22nd in the world while Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles remained 26th globally and second in Africa. For now Belgium is the best football playing nation, followed by France and Brazil. “The ranking is good for Nigeria; it will give us the confidence we need to fly higher. “We must ensure that Super Eagles keep soaring higher and play as a team at all time. The new ranking is an indication that the Super Eagles are on the right track,’’ Akanni said. Akanni, a former Chairman of Lagos State …

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Doctors, Lecturers, Judiciary Workers’ Nationwide Strikes Show FG Has Failed – Group

Abuja (Precise Post) – Group under the auspices of Education Rights Campaign has called President Muhammadu Buhari out for failing Nigerians. According to Education Rights Campaign, the strikes by different categories of workers is a sign that the government has failed. The group said this in a press statement by its Deputy National Coordinator, Ogunjimi Isaac; and Acting National Mobilization Officer, Adaramoye Michael, on Wednesday. In the statement titled, ‘ERC supports ASUP strike’, the group expressed fear that other categories of workers may soon embark on strike. Part of the statement read, “The ERC fully supports the demands of the striking members of ASUP and call on the government to immediately and unconditional meet their demands. “We call on Polytechnic students to support the strike and embark on peaceful mass protests and demonstrations to compel government to meet the demands. We also strongly advice ASUP not to make this strike a sit at home action. Rather they should organise public activities like press campaign, leafletting, public symposia, peaceful protests etc in order to build public support. “Aside Polytechnic lecturers, resident …

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Odumakin: An Eagle’s Return Flight, By Lasisi Olagunju 

PEOPLE’S editor, you know Yinka has not done one percent of what he came to this world to do?” His worried wife told me two weeks ago while we agonised over his ill-health. I agreed. We further put him in the healing hands of God. He was too full of life to be lifeless – with so to-do stuff on his slate. But we were wrong! Exacted by fate, the labourer’s task was over on Saturday, a day after Good Friday. His eagle took the final flight and a shriek of grief rent the skies from the sea to the Sahara. Yinka Odumakin and I knew each other ‘faintly’ in the mid to late 1980s as undergraduates in Ife. Our paths crossed in very many fortuitous ways. We attended the same university, read the same course but he was a year ahead of me. He was in campus politics and became the Students Union’s public relations officer in a very bitterly contested election that saw some of us ranging a worthy candidate against his aspiration. He was in campus journalism …

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National Sports Festival: Rivers State Government Confident Of A Colourful Outing

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The government of Rivers state has expressed confidence that its contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020, coming up later this month will excel. Commissioner for sports in the oil rich state Boma Iyaye during a press briefing today as the state continue to put finishing touches to their preparations for the multi sports event said the government is doing everything humanly possible to ensure that the Athletes will not lack basic motivation. In his speech, He said “Rivers state has always participated in all editions of the National Sports Festival since the inception in 1973, we have hosted two editions in 1988 and 2011 respectively” The commissioner added that “In recent past, we have been a major contender during the 2011, 2012 editions, it’s our commitment and desire to maintain the BAR in the Edo 2020 edition, in spite of the several postponements”. Boma Iyaye stressed that the support of the state Governor, His Excellency Nyesom Wike has been tremendous, He said his interest in sport gives credence …

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