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Aisha Buhari Speaks On Those To Be Appointed Into President Buhari’s Cabinet

Only APC Members Should Be Considered For Appointment

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has advised the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider only card-carrying members for political appointments.

She made the call on Thursday during a dinner which was held in Daura, Katsina State to celebrate the victory of the President and the APC at the 2019 presidential polls.

Speaking during the event which held at the Daura stadium, Mrs Buhari noted that the constitution of the party specifies that appointments to offices in an APC led government should go to card-carrying members.

She, therefore, advised the party to respect the party constitution according to a statement issued by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna.

President Muhammadu Buhari had also recently disclosed that only people with integrity will form members of his cabinet during his second term in office.

The first lady also expressed appreciation over the support that her husband and the party enjoyed in the last Presidential election, promising the government will do more to improve their lives.

The statement quoted her as saying: “I wish to thank the women and youth of this country for the number of votes they gave President Buhari in the 2019 election and to assure that he will continue to do his best to make Nigeria a better country.”

Speaking at the event, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika appreciated the electorate for choosing President Buhari and the APC.

The minister further commended Mrs Buhari for her initiative of engaging women and youth during the presidential campaign, which resulted in the massive votes recorded.

The event had in attendance the wife of the Governor of Katsina state, Mrs Zakiyya Masari, wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Mannir Yakubu and wife of Minister of Interior, Mrs Hadiza Dambazau, as well as several other party stalwarts.

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Nigerian Student Breaks Indian University Record By Winning 20 Gold Medals

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Nigerian Student Emelife Chinelo Stella, has broken a record after winning a historic 20 Gold medals in Masters in Chemistry at the University Of Mysore in India.

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Stella was the Best Graduating Student for a Msc from the University of Mysore, India, she was being celebrated and received outstanding honours for her impressive grades and achievements during her program.
According to reports, she graduated with a final grade point (FGP) of 9.263%, Stella received the maximum gold medals from the University, a total of 20 gold medals and five cash prizes at the 99th annual convocation of the university on Sunday.
According to the University of Mysore, this is perhaps the first time in recent years that a foreign student has bagged so many gold medals.
Stella, during her first degree, also graduated the overall best student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria, in the 2012/13 set with 4.86 CGPA. “I want to say that I’m stunned, but everyone who grew up in Sokoto has heard of the Emelife excellency and of its torchbearer, Emelife Stella Chinelo, who has, since her primary school, remained top of her class. What we didn’t know, however, is that after receiving an Indian government scholarship to study in its country, she’d go on to top all of its citizens,” said Stellar’s sister Jennifer Emelife, on Facebook.

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8-year-old Nigerian boy becomes a chess champion in the US (photo)

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Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian boy, has conquered the world of chess after winning the New York State Chess Championship. Adewumi won the top prize in his age category at the New York game.

In an interview with Newsday, the little boy had spoken about his life as a chess player and what he wishes to achieve as a talented player.

The 8-year-old explained that he prepared for the game by practicing on chess playing sites. He said he was introduced into playing chess in class.

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According to the little boy, he likes the game of chess because it is a thinking game. He also noted that his favourite player of all time is his chess coach.

Adewumi revealed that his goal is to become the youngest chess grand-master in the world and also to break the world champion record.

The little boy, who left Nigeria with his family in 2017, started playing the game of chess in 2018. His mother revealed that he only started learning and playing chess a year ago.

Adewumi, his brother, his mother and father had left Nigeria due to attacks by Boko Haram in his hometown.

According to BBC, the family now lives in a homeless shelter in the United States.

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Mass Shooting In Holland Leaves Many Injured

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At least one person has died and a number of people injured in a mass shooting in Holland, in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning, by a man who had possible terrorist motive, local news reports.

One or several gunmen opened fire on a tram in the city centre at around 10.45 local time on Monday morning, before fleeing the scene, witnesses say.

Police say one or multiple assailants are still at large, and have since instructed all schools, as well as mosques and transportation hubs, in the city to keep their doors closed.

Shortly after 12.30 local time, the Dutch government raised the terrorism threat level to the highest possible in the province of Utrecht.

The Dutch anti-terror coordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said in a statement that the ‘threat level has gone to 5, exclusively for the Utrecht province,’ referring to the highest level. ‘The culprit is still on the run.

Video footage from Utrecht today shows armed anti-terrorism police surrounding a building where the assailant is believed to be located.

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