Nigerian girl receives Cambridge Learner awards
Oluwagbemisola Oresegun of Caleb International College, Lagos will next Friday receive the prestigious British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for her exceptional performance in the June 2015/2016 Cambridge examinations. Oresegun came top in Religious Studies in the O’ level Cambridge Examinations conducted across the six continents of the world in June 2015/2016. She will receive an official certificate at an awards ceremony slated for 5pm at International Hotel, Kofo Abayomi Street, Lagos.
Speaking on the honour, Director of the college, Dr. Ola Adebogun, attributed the feat to the school’s commitment to high standard of education with the existence of 100 per cent facilities and quality of staff. The institution also came first at the preliminary stage of the selection for the draw and grooming of sixty schools to take part in the final of the school debate competition. The competition is organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Education as part of activities to mark the state’s 50th anniversary.
Police arrest man for allegedly killing roommate
Police in Ogun have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly killing his 27-year-old roommate, Friday Michael. The police spokesman in Ogun, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement that the incident happened on Friday at Mamu area of Awa-Ijebu. “The suspect came in around 6.30 a.m. and shot the deceased, who was sleeping, with a locally-made pistol. The sound from the gun attracted other occupants of the house to the scene and they quickly alerted the police. The DPO of Awa-Ijebu Division led his men to the scene and the suspect was promptly arrested,’’ said the police spokesman.
He said that preliminary investigation indicated that the suspect was member of a notorious armed robbery gang terrorizing the area.
According to the police spokesman, the deceased had accosted the suspect on several occasions while coming from robbery operations.
“It was the fear that the deceased may expose him that prompted him to sniff life out of him. The suspect has, however, gave useful information to the police which will help in nabbing other members of his group,’’ Oyeyemi said.
Always stand for truth, Osinbajo charges Nigerians
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished Nigerians to always stand by the truth in their daily lives in order to honour God and secure His intervention. Osinbajo gave the charge in a sermon he delivered on Sunday to the congregation at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Jesus House, Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Central Area, Abuja.
In the sermon, titled “The Image of Gold’’, the acting president said that a decision to stand by the truth always entail a level of discomfort or even outright persecution, but that God will always show up to justify the righteous. “It is when you are passing through fire that you make a choice for God to honour Him. God said He will show up then,’’ the acting president said. Osinbajo said that in every circumstance of life, people, especially Christians, must stand up to what is right and just.
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We ‘ll come out of crisis to win 2019 election – PDP
The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Wale Oladipo, has said the party will come out of its present crisis much stronger and to take over the governance of the country once again. Oladipo said this in Osogbo on Friday in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the celebration of the 55th birthday anniversary of the immediate past chairman of the PDP in Osun State, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa. The Ile Ife born politician who is in Ali Modu Sherif faction of the opposition party said the crisis rocking the PDP since its ouster from power would not stop it from dislodging the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2019 general election.
He said, “Our party will come out of the present crisis stronger, more united and will be poised to take over governance of this country once again. Our compatriots voted for change but you people can see now if they are enjoying the change. “The crisis won’t last forever. The PDP has ruled the country for 16 years and we thought we would probably rule the country for a longer time. “The PDP was not ready for the role of opposition it is playing now because we ruled for 16 years and the APC also was not prepared for governance because it has been in opposition since inception. That explains the crisis and the poor governance.”