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Chevening Partners With Kwara Govt To Provide Scholarship Opportunities For Youths



Hundreds of youths, on Thursday, attended a one-day seminar organised by the British High Commission, Chevening and Kwara State government to encourage as many qualified Kwarans as possible to apply for the Chevening scholarships.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding future leaders to pursue a one-year Master’s degree in any subject and at any UK University.

Speaking at the event, Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, commended the British High Commission and Chevening for extending the opportunities to Kwara youths.

He said his administration will continue to invest in deepening life opportunities for Kwarans through qualitative education.

“It is my pleasure to appreciate the organisers of the programme, Chevening Scholarship and the Government of United Kingdom, for extending the opportunity to Kwara. Your records of achievements spanning almost four decades have brought exceptional professionals from around the world to study in the United Kingdom through scholarship and fellowship,” the governor said.

Represented by the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Dr Afeez Abolore, the governor said the current administration has contributed immensely to human capital development in the state and was willing to partner with the organisation.

For instance, the government of Kwara State, in its effort at securing and investing in the next generation, has engaged public and private sector leaders, thinkers and relevant stakeholders through interactive sessions, summit and workshops of this nature to exploring the future of education as central to the state government’s agenda for growth and development,” he added.

Senior political adviser to British High Commission, Abuja, Mr Wale Adebajo, said Chevening scholarship offers a unique opportunity for the youth to achieve their professional goals and gain lifetime experience.

Programme Officer for Chevening, Mrs Oluwafunmilayo Ladejo, said about N30million would be expended on each of the successful applicants, covering tuition fee, visa, ticket, living allowance, economic grant, and accommodation, among others.



Imo State Labour Party Gubernatorial Aspirant Found Dead



Chief Humphrey Anumudu, a Labour Party aspirant in the upcoming Governorship primaries in Imo State, has been found dead in his house.

Fidel Info reports that The aspirant died in his house in Lagos after he had returned from an LP meeting at the party national headquarters in Abuja on Friday.

A native of Mbieri Ancient Kingdom in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state, Anumudu was reportedly found dead in his house in what family sources described as a “spiritual attack.”

As a multi-billionaire businessman cum politician, he has been contesting for the governorship seat of the state since 1998.

He was said to be the true winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in the state in 1998 before the ticket was ceded to Achike Udenwa who went on to rule the state between 1999 and 2007.

Since then he had been contesting for the number one seat of the state. In 2019 he was the Zenith Labour party governorship candidate.

A close friend of the deceased said that he died around 5:30 pm on Friday.

The late politician had already paid the sum of 25 million Naira for Labour Party’s Governorship form for the November 11th 2023 Guber contest.

Chief Anumudu, a respected legal luminary and an astute politician was also the Chief Executive Officer of Globe Motors.

He contested for the Governorship election in the past under the All Progressives Grand Alliance.

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INEC Vows To Prosecute Perpetrators Of Violence In 2023 Elections



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to prosecute perpetrators of electoral violence in the just-concluded 2023 general elections.

Fidel Info reports that The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, stated this on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Oyekanmi said the prosecution of electoral offenders and their sponsors will curb the prevalence of violence in the nation’s elections.

He also called for the need for the establishment of the Electoral Offences Commission and Tribunal to prosecute such offenders and their sponsors.

The INEC boss spokesman noted that if the new commission was established, electoral offenders and their sponsors would reconsider their actions.

Oyekanmi, however, said the Commission has succeeded in prosecuting a few electoral offenders, but their sponsors have been largely untouched.

He said, “Electoral violence should not be tolerated. That is why the commission has been calling for the establishment of the Electoral Offences Commission and Tribunal, specifically to try cases related to infractions associated with elections.

“In fact, stakeholders have also been calling for this tribunal for many years, especially after the 2011 general elections. I believe strongly that if perpetrators of electoral violence and their sponsors know that they will give account for their misdeeds, they will think twice.”

“The commission has succeeded in prosecuting a few electoral offenders, but their sponsors have been largely untouched. We need to change this.”

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JUST IN: CBN Orders Banks To Circulate Cash This Weekend



As part of a coordinated effort to facilitate the circulation of banknotes of various denominations, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks throughout the nation.

Fidel Info reports that Also, the CBN has ordered all commercial banks to be open on Saturdays and Sundays. (more…)

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