Lagos ranks 3rd worst city to live in the world, Turkey moves Nigerian students to public schools, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman resigns and other major headlines you missed today!

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Lagos ranks 3rd worst city to live in the world!

The Centre of Excellence, Lagos, Nigeria has been ranked as one of the worst cities to live in the world.
One of the  largest cities in Africa, it was ranked third by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in charge of ranking the best and worst cities to live in the world. It’s said that Lagos had the worst score for stability at 10.
Adding that the continued threat from groups like Boko Haram act as a constraint to improving stability.
The EIU provides scores out of 100 for lifestyle challenges in 140 cities worldwide. The ranking ranges from healthcare, education, infrastructure, safety and threats of terrorism.
According to the EIU, the survey is designed to address a range of cities that people might want to live in or visit.
Below are the ten worst cities to live in the world:
  1. Douala, Cameroon
  2. Harare, Zimbabwe
  1. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  2. Dhaka, Bangladesh
  3. Lagos, Nigeria
  4. Tripoli, Libya
  5. Damascus, Syria

Turkey moves Nigerian students to public schools

Nigerian students currently studying in Turkish private universities that have been shut down in the wake of the failed coup, have now been transferred to public schools where they will pay very little or no tuition, the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Çakıl, has said.
A statement issued by the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations) in the Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, said Cakil made the clarification during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, on Friday in Abuja.
He said, “All students affected by the closure have been moved to public varsities nearest to them.”
Cakil informed the minister that “no Nigerian students would be allowed to suffer the effects of the closure; adding that “any student electing to return to Nigeria will be doing so as a matter of choice.”
In his response, Adamu expressed profound gratitude to the Turkish government “for paying special attention to the wellbeing and safety of Nigerian students.”
He assured the Envoy that the government of Nigeria would continue to work hard to deepen educational cooperation with Turkey as well as boost the overall bilateral relationship between the two countries.
A Turkish army faction backed by tanks and fighter jets had, on July 15, 2016, launched a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Turkish authorities had called on the Federal Government to shut down 17 Turkish schools in Nigeria over their alleged links with a movement it claimed was involved in the July 15 failed coup.

Economic hardship: Osinbajo begs Nigerians for patience
Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, pleaded for greater understanding and patience of Nigerians in the face of biting economic headship in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari, he said, is aware of the economic hardship facing the people, and he feels “the pains that you feel, and has asked me to reassure you that a glorious dawn awaits. Osinbajo disclosed this in his goodwill message at the South West Conference of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held at the Premier Hotel, Ibadan yesterday.
“We seek your continued trust and ask you all to join hands with the government as we tackle the challenges ahead. Change is not easy, but, we are not relenting until we achieve a better life for all Nigerians. The change that we advocate will be irrevocable when we are finally done,” he said.
Osinbajo, who was represented by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, admitted that  just a little over a year ago that the present administration came to power, majority of Nigerians are already fed up with the direction that the seemingly rudderless ship of the Nigerian state was headed.

Popular Hausa singer Gambu dies at 80 in Kebbi State

Popular Hausa singer who specialized in weird songs for Night crawlers (Barayi), Alhaji Muhammadu Gambu has died at the age of 80. 
Gambo died at the in Maiyama General Hospital in Kebbi State and is survived by four wives, 16 children and many grandchildren.

His songs traversed the length and breath of west Africa and middle East and became famous with songs dedicated to notable and sometimes fictitious thieves who like magicians operated openly and mysteriously in and around Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States in the late seventies and eighties.

Electicity worker electrocuted in Kano today

Usain Usman, a 37-year-old official of Kano Electricity Distribition Company (KERDCO) was electrocuted today  in Kano when his head made contact with a high tension power line at the Federal College of Education.

 Police recruitment: PSC shortlists 110,469 applicants
The Police Service Commission on Friday said it shortlisted 110,469 applicants out of the 338, 250 applicants invited for the just concluded screening at the states and FCT Police Commands.
The Chairman of the commission, Mr Mike Okiro, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Friday said the aptitude tests for the successful candidates would begin on August 22 across the 36 states and FCT.
He said that out of the 110, 469 applicants, 22, 454 were shortlisted for Cadet ASPs, 24, 456 for Cadet Inspectors and 63, 559 for Police Constables.
Okiro said that aptitude test for cadet ASPs for both general duty and specialists will begin on August 22 while that of Cadet Inspectors for both general duty and specialists will hold on August 23.
He said that the test for police constables for both cadres would take place on August 24.
According to him, document and physical screening of specialists is scheduled for August 29 after they will have taken the aptitude tests.
Okiro said that the commission adhered strictly to the requirements needed from the applicants for the exercise.
He said that some of the applicants were screened out for over age, alteration and falsification of documents and year of graduation.
The others included physical features, tattoo marks, first school leaving certificate, certificate of state origin and class of degree or diploma.
He said that over 115 applicants who were arrested during the screening for forgery and impersonation were handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.
The chairman restated the commission’s desire to sustain the integrity of the exercise, saying that questions for the tests would only be disclosed to the coordinators on the examination date.
He reassured Nigerians that the exercise would be transparent and all applicants would be given equal opportunities to pursue a career in the police.
Okiro warned that any candidate caught undermining the integrity of the exercise would be prosecuted in line with extant laws.
He said that emails have been sent to all shortlisted applicants, adding that the master list for each state had been sent to all state commands to paste at command headquarters and examination centres.
The chairman said that the commission was not under pressure from any quarter to favour any candidate.
He said that there were no reports of misconduct against any coordinator during the screening.
The commission received 911,438 applications comprising 262, 462 for cadet ASPs, and 211,832 for cadets Inspector and 437,144 for police constables and shortlisted 338,250 for the screening.

 John Kerry to visit Nigeria

US Secretary of State, John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel next week to Kenya, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on a three-nation tour focused on counter-terrorism, the State Department said Thursday.
The top US diplomat arrives in Nairobi on Monday for talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on “regional security issues and counter-terrorism cooperation, as well as bilateral issues,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said.
He is also scheduled to speak with several of his East African counterparts on the conflicts in South Sudan and Somalia, notably the fight against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants.
On Tuesday, Kerry arrives in Nigeria where he will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss “counter-terrorism efforts, the Nigerian economy, the fight against corruption, and human rights issues.”
Washington is a key ally of Abuja in the fight against Boko Haram rebels, but has regularly challenged the country and its armed forces on their civilian rights record during crackdowns against the Islamist militants.
Kerry will also travel to Sokoto in northern Nigeria to deliver a speech on “the importance of resilient communities and religious tolerance in countering violent extremism.”
On Wednesday Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia, where he will visit Jeddah to meet with his counterparts from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council as well as British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
While in Saudi Arabia, Kerry will focus on the conflict in Yemen as well as the war in Syria and the fight against the Islamic State group, the State Department said.

 Donald Trump’s campaign chairman resigns 
The embattled chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign Paul Manafort on Friday resigned.
Manafort had been linked with a Ukrainian corruption investigation with toppled president Viktor Yanukovych , bringing him under intense criticism.
Trump announced his resignation on Friday saying, “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and i accepted, his resignation from the campaign. I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and i wish him the greatest success.”

 JAMB to meet over 2016 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday said it had concluded arrangements to hold its next technical meeting on admissions at the Bayero University in Kano.
The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said in Lagos that it would hold from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26.
Benjamin said that the meeting would receive the lists of candidates who had met the admission criteria from the various tertiary institutions for its ratification.
Benjamin said, “ We are expecting a full complement of representatives from all the tertiary institutions in the country to attend the meeting.
“They are expected to submit the lists of first choice candidates shortlisted for admission into the respective tertiary institutions, comprising universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
“ The board and all other stakeholders will collectively go through the lists to see if they had met the admission criteria.
“The board, if satisfied, will ratify the lists and admission print-outs will be issued to the institutions.’’
He said that the names of successful candidates would also be uploaded on the website of respective institutions for candidates to print.
According to him, the admission letters will contain details such as admission status, school and course of study, as well as duration of chosen programme.


  1. lmao, ambode how market

  2. This donald trump is already a loser.

  3. Hhmmnnnnn @KFb, thanks a bunch for sharing.

  4. Donald..i hope you lose this election


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