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Chibok girls graduate from US College

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Two Chibok schoolgirls, who escaped from the Boko Haram militants have graduated from a high school in Washington D.C.

The two girls known simply by their first names Debbie and Grace graduated after completing junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12 grade) at a private school in the Washington metro area in America.

Debbie and Grace were part of the 57 girls who escaped from the Boko Haram terrorists after the mass abduction of almost 275 schoolgirls in April 2014.

Unlike most of their colleagues who jumped out of the trucks en route, the two were taken all the way to the terrorists camp in Sambisa before they escaped and made it back home in a terrifying journey that took about a week with their captors in hot pursuit.

They were the last to escape Boko Haram until last year’s escape of Amina Ali after two years in captivity.

The two schoolgirls were among a dozen Nigerian girls sponsored to school abroad by a Nigerian NGO Education Must Continue Initiative with the help of US-based international human rights lawyer, Emmanuel Ogebe.

EMC helps victims overcome the imf pact othe insurgency by the world’s deadliest terror group Boko Haram which has destroyed hundreds of schools and killed thousands.

By this graduation, Debbie and Grace became the first escaped Chibok girls to graduate from an American high school with diplomas after completing and meeting academic standards.

This comes three years after terrorists interrupted their education during their final year in school in northeast Nigeria.

Several other girls had dropped out of EMC’s school abroad project after managing to graduate from middle school (8th grade) last year and are now attempting to take the GED exam (external GCE equivalent).

On hand to witness the graduation of the two Chibok girls in the class of 2017 were a delegation from Nigeria which included the founders and directors of Education Must Continue Initiative Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gadzama and the parent of one of the girls who traveled all the way from Chibok in northeast Nigeria.

The only Chibok girl currently pursuing a degree program in an American university, cut short her summer vacation in Nigeria to return for the graduation of her colleagues.

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BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala Elected WTO DG

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BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala Elected WTO DG

 

BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala Elected WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race.

 Information Nigeria gathered that Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as the final candidate for the much-coveted role. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race.

She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy win that office at the WTO.

The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.

Details later…

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Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti

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Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti
Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti

Governor Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has instructed all workers in the state civil service that have been away from their duty post due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to resume back to work.

The Governor issued the directive in a statement on Wednesday by the Head of the State Civil Service, Mrs. Peju Babafemi.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting: ‘Sanwo-Olu Has Been Thrown Under The Bus By Military’ – Fani-Kayode

Workers on grade levels 02–07 in the state workforce have been away from office since March 23, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, they have now been directed to resume duties from Monday, November 2, 2020, and ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols and safety measures.

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Lekki Shooting: ‘Sanwo-Olu Has Been Thrown Under The Bus By Military’ – Fani-Kayode

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Lekki Shooting: 'Sanwo-Olu Has Been Thrown Under The Bus By Military' - Fani-Kayode
'Sanwo-Olu Has Been Thrown Under The Bus By Military' - Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the Nigerian Army’s statement that the Lagos State Government invited the army to enforce a curfew on Tuesday the 20th of October in the State.

Recall that on Tuesday, the 81 Divison of the Nigerian army stated that it was invited to enforce the curfew in Lagos by the state government, although it denied shooting at #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos.

Also Read: Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue in Lagos (Photos)

This came a day after Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated that the army shot at protesters in Lagos.

Reacting to the statement from the army, the former minister wrote:

“The @HQNigerianArmy claim it was the LASG that asked for soldiers to be deployed at Lekki. The implications of this for
@jidesanwoolu are grave. He has been thrown under the bus by the military.”

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