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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:
- Douala, Cameroon
- Harare, Zimbabwe
- Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Tripoli, Libya
- 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
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
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.
(Barayi), Alhaji Muhammadu Gambu has died at the age of 80.
survived by four wives, 16 children and many grandchildren.
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
Electicity worker electrocuted in Kano today
Company (KERDCO) was electrocuted today in Kano when his head made
contact with a high tension power line at the Federal College of
Police recruitment: PSC shortlists 110,469 applicants
said it shortlisted 110,469 applicants out of the 338, 250 applicants
invited for the just concluded screening at the states and FCT Police
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.
applicants, 22, 454 were shortlisted for Cadet ASPs, 24, 456 for Cadet
Inspectors and 63, 559 for Police Constables.
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.
screening of specialists is scheduled for August 29 after they will have
taken the aptitude tests.
screened out for over age, alteration and falsification of documents
and year of graduation.
tattoo marks, first school leaving certificate, certificate of state
origin and class of degree or diploma.
were arrested during the screening for forgery and impersonation were
handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.
desire to sustain the integrity of the exercise, saying that questions
for the tests would only be disclosed to the coordinators on the
would be transparent and all applicants would be given equal
opportunities to pursue a career in the police.
all shortlisted applicants, adding that the master list for each state
had been sent to all state commands to paste at command headquarters and
applications comprising 262, 462 for cadet ASPs, and 211,832 for cadets
Inspector and 437,144 for police constables and shortlisted 338,250 for
John Kerry to visit Nigeria
travel next week to Kenya, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on a three-nation
tour focused on counter-terrorism, the State Department said Thursday.
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.
several of his East African counterparts on the conflicts in South Sudan
and Somalia, notably the fight against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab
where he will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss
“counter-terrorism efforts, the Nigerian economy, the fight against
corruption, and human rights issues.”
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.
northern Nigeria to deliver a speech on “the importance of resilient
communities and religious tolerance in countering violent extremism.”
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
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
investigation with toppled president Viktor Yanukovych , bringing him
under intense criticism.
“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.”
Friday said it had concluded arrangements to hold its next technical
meeting on admissions at the Bayero University in Kano.
candidates who had met the admission criteria from the various tertiary institutions for its ratification.
representatives from all the tertiary institutions in the country to
attend the meeting.
candidates shortlisted for admission into the respective tertiary
institutions, comprising universities, polytechnics and colleges of
be uploaded on the website of respective institutions for candidates to
details such as admission status, school and course of study, as well as
duration of chosen programme.