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Buhari Urges Academics To Emulate Prof. Ishola’s Qualities

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family, friends and government of Oyo state on the passing away of the renowned author, playwright and literary icon, Prof. Akinwumi Ishola.

In a  statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari said the literary world would surely miss the cultural activist.

President Buhari stated that Ishola’s steadfastness and dedication to the “promotion of the native language as a means of sustaining the culture and tradition of Africans is worth emulating.’’

He noted that the love of the departed academician for the Yoruba language was never in doubt as he exhibited this through all his published works and speeches even as a student and throughout his academic life.

The President, who joined the entertainment industry in mourning the loss of a producer and director, said Ishola’s contributions to the evolution and transformation of the entertainment industry from a disparaged genre into a major contributor to the nation’s economy would never be forgotten.

He called on other academics to follow the sterling qualities of the National Merit Award Winner and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters who was more focused on the development and transformation of minds as opposed to material gains.

The President prayed that almighty God would grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest.

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Over 50 Nigerian Migrants Rescued Off The Coast of Libya

Nigerian Migrants (Photo Credit: NAN)

 Libya’s coastguard and an international charity organization, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have rescued over 50 Nigerian Migrants in the Mediterranean.

The Nigerian Migrants were among the about 110 migrants rescued  by Aquarius, a ship being operated by MSF,  21 miles from the coast west of Tripoli.

News Agency of Nigeria confirmed that more than half the migrants on that boat were Nigerians, with the rest from other sub-Saharan African countries as well as two Palestinians.

The migrants and their  smugglers were trying to take advantage of calm seas as they launched a flurry of boats towards Italy.

Meanwhile the coastguard in Zuwara, a former Libyan smuggling hub west of Zawiya, said they had foiled a departure during the night and arrested some migrants whilst others had escaped with smugglers.

As a result of the security lapse in Libya, about 600,000 migrant have been ferried across the Mediterranean sea to Italy in the last four years.

Naija News understands that 18 women and one child were also rescued.

Since last summer the rate of departures dropped significantly after smugglers in the Libyan town of Sabratha struck a deal with the Tripoli government to halt their activities and were then pushed out of the town by rival armed groups.



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Man-U Secure Vital 2-1 Win Against Liverpool At Old Trafford

Marcus Rashford struck twice to give Manchester United a vital 2-1 victory in the North West derby against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday.

goalkeeper David De Gea long ball was headed on by target-man Romelu Lukaku into the path of Rashford.

The England international then outdid Trent Alexander-Arnold, cut inside on to his right foot and confidently buried the ball in the far corner to open the scoring in the 14th minute.

Lukaku again won another challenge with Dejan Lovren before his pass towards Juan Mata was deflected into the path of Rashford.

The youngster showed great confidence and technique as he beat Loris Karius to make it 2-0.

In the 66th minute, Liverpool brought themselves back into the game when United defender Eric Bailly made a complete mess  of a Sadio Mane cross from the left

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, however, said both teams dominated at different points in the game.

“We can split the halves – United first half and Liverpool second but in my opinion our first half was a half with goals and danger.

“In the second half – in my opinion, and probably the people in the studio have a different opinion – was Liverpool controlling with the ball and United controlling without the ball.

“Our team was always in control. Even in set pieces, corners, dangerous situations we were in control so I think we deserved it.

“Against Liverpool if you play bad when you have the ball you can be in trouble. In the second half it was not our intention – I cannot say this was the plan.

“Liverpool pushed us into defensive situation but we kept control. It was a complete performance by us with two different halves.

“If people don’t think we deserved it, I don’t care.”

News Agency of Nigeria reports that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claimed in his post-match interview that his side should have had a penalty when Sadio Mane was challenged by Marouane Fellaini and they deserved at least a point.

“It was a clear penalty with Fellaini on Mane, in situations like this you need the right decision.

“It is all about the result and we lost.”

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Serena And Venue To Clash In BNP Paribas Open’s Third Round Encounter

Venus and Serena

Serena and Venue Williams would be clashing in the third round match of the BNP Paribas Open after Serena continues her brilliant comeback performance with a 7-6(5) 7-5 win over Kiki Bertens at the on Saturday.

Serena, who is returning to the sport after taking more than a year away to have a baby, was ragged at times but used her power to wear down the Dutch 29th seed in Indian Wells, California.

“I’m getting there. I have such a long way to go,” the 23-times grand slam champion told reporters.

“It definitely felt better than the first round, but I’m still a little rusty.

“I’m still making errors that I don’t normally make. I call this a trial run, of traveling with the baby and all of this is just so new to me.”

Venus Beat Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-3 6-4 to move to the third round of the competition, where she would be faced wither her sister Serena

The clash between the sisters would be the 29th since their first professional match in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open, with Serena having an edge over Venue with 17-11.

Venus recovered from a break down in the second set against Cirstea, winning five consecutive games to close it out.

“It takes me a few games, a few matches before hopefully you get it where you want it to be,” said the number eight seed after her first match in a month.

“(I was) just trying to work the point, do what it takes to win the point. I haven’t played in a long time.”

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) confirmed that also moving into the third round was defending champion Elena Vesnina, who beat American Catherine Bellis 2-6 6-1 6-1.

Danish second seed Caroline Wozniacki beat Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena 6-4 6-1, while Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina defeated German Mona Barthel 6-4 6-3.

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Access Bank Employs 51 First Class Graduates Of Gombe State University

51 first class graduates  of Gombe State University have been offered employment by the Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of the Access Bank Nigeria PLC, Mr Herbert Wigwe.

The school graduated 3,958 students in various disciplines at the ceremony.

According to News Agency of Nigeria, Wigwe , who with three other Nigerians received honorary doctor’s degrees from the university at its 6th,7th 8th and 9th combined convocation on Saturday in Gombe, said the bank was ready to engage the graduates if they accepted the offer.

Mr Wigwe, who recieved an Honorary Doctor of Administration award commended the graduates for the feat they achieved in their academic pursuits. He also commended the University Administration for their remarkable achievement.

“ In spite of the security challenges in the region, the state government has put up a remarkable infrastructure in the institution in spite of its lean resources,”

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step, it may take some of you several years after graduating to settle,” he said.

Other  Nigerians honoured at the ceremony were Hajiya Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, and Dr Christopher Kolade, a former Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK.

Another award recipient was the Emir of Gombe, Dr Abubakar Shehu, who is  the University Chancellor.

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See How To Check JAMB Result 2018

How to check 2018 JAMB Results

The 2018 JAMB results will soon be released and all Jambites/candidates that wrote the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would be able to access their results online few hours after writing the exam.

Requirements To Check Jamb 2018 Result

  • 1. Your PIN.
  • 2. Your Serial Number or Registration Number.

JAMB/UTME 2018/2019 JAMB Result Checking Instructions

  • 1. You’re required to visit JAMB OFFICIAL WEBSITE shown above.
  • 2. When it opens up, do check your upper right side once site is opened.
  • 3. Then insert your PIN, Serial No or Reg Number.
  • 4. When your JAMB 2018 RESULT has been shown to you, print out the copies for further usage.

Note that further information regarding the Jamb Result Checker 2018 will be made available on this site

Watch the tutorial on how to check your result below:

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