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UNILAG Student Sets New Academic Record In Africa, Bags Ph.D At 24

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HALLOWED OLAOLUWA

HALLOWED OLAOLUWA

A 24-year-old student of the University of Lagos, Hallowed Olaoluwa, set a new academic re­cord in Af­rica as he bagged a doctorate degree in Mathematics for the 2012/2013 session on Wednesday.

With a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0, Olaolu­wa had the best Ph.D thesis, as well emerged the young­est African scholar, displac­ing Olabisi Adeyemi, who had graduated from the same insti­tution with 4.98 in 2012 at the age of 26, as well as Opeyemi Shodipe of Babcock Univer­sity, who graduated the same year at 25.

The award was conferred on the young scholar and 104 other stu­dents, who had successfully completed their Doctor of Philosophy programmes at the finale of the convocation ceremony of the university, held at the Multi-purpose Hall.

An indigene of Ekiti State, Olaoluwa was honoured in the presence of a former Head of State, General Yaku­bu Gowon, the Executive Sec­retary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Ju­lius Okojie, who represented the Visitor to the university, President Goodluck Jonathan, the Pro Chancellor of the uni­versity, Prof Jerry Gana, the former Vice Chancellor of UNILAG and Vice Chancellor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OS­USTECH), Prof Tolu Odug­bemi, among other dignitaries.

Full of excitement, Olaolu­wa said he completed his Ph.D programme in three years.

Speaking with Daily Sun, the Ph.D holder said that he enrolled for his first degree at Central African Republic at the age of 15, below the minimum age requirement set for Nigerian universities by the NUC.

Born in 1989 in Bangui, Central African Republic, he had a First Class and second degrees in Mathematics and Physics in 2007 and 2008, at the age of 18 and 19 respec­tively.

Like a child destined for greatness, Olaoluwa had already bagged two degrees at a time most of his mates in Nigeria were battling with their Uni­fied Tertiary Matriculation Examination and its attendant rigorous post-UTME.

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  1. Elo Zion

    June 12, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    The young man is a genius in his field. He should be retained by the school to motivate and encourage upcoming youths.

  2. nwokogba

    June 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Impressive

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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