Friday, 2 December 2016

I Threw Away My Green Card – Wole Soyinka

Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka said Thursday he has fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election.

I have already done it, I have disengaged (from the United States). I have done what I said I would do,” the 82-year-old told AFP on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg.

Parents Chain 14-Year-Old Girl

It was learnt that the parents tied her by the neck and legs for habitually running away from home, which they ascribed to mental illness.

A resident who spoke with the daily said that, “The parents locked the girl up. She is about 14 years old. She was chained naked to the burglary inside the room by the neck and legs.  Policemen came to rescue the girl. Her parents later turned themselves in at the station. They said the girl had been a disgrace to the family.”

Onyeka’s father said, “She

13 Lecturers sacked over sexual offences

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Thursday announced the dismissal of some senior lecturers, and the termination of appointments of other workers in Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi.
According to him, the development was the outcome of an investigation following a publication by The Punch newspaper of April 9, 2016, with the title: ‘School Where Prostitutes Assist Male Students To Get Marks’.

Osun State Rank Highest In Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has recently conducted a survey in Nigeria to identify the states with highest record of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

In the survey by UNFPA, Osun State recorded highest prevalence of FGM in Nigeria with over 76.3 per cent.
Damilola Obinna, a Gender Analyst with UNFPA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that FGM was high in the South-Western region of Nigeria in spite of the geo-political zone’s high literacy and awareness rate.