Connect with us

News

Chimamanda Adichie to become first black woman to deliver convocation speech at Pennsylvania university

Published

Chimamanda Adichie

Award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie will become the first African woman to deliver a convocation speech at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States.

The University announced on its website that Adichie would speak at its 264th commencement on Monday, May 18, 2020.

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the eight Ivy League universities in the US.

The Americanah author will also be honoured with the university’s highest degree – ‘Doctor of Humane Letter’ (LHD) at the event.

MORE READING!  Covid-19: Cases in Oyo firm, iSON Xperiences, rise to 151

The Doctor of Humane Letter is only reserved for those who have excelled in their chosen professions which, according to the President of the University is the institution’s highest degree.

The university said in a statement:

“Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will deliver the address at the 2020 University of Pennsylvania Commencement on Monday, May 18. The announcement was made today by Vice President and University Secretary Medha Narvekar.

“We are honored to bestow our highest degree on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and have her address our graduates at Penn’s 264th Commencement.

“Her compelling narratives and absolutely fascinating commentary on complex cultural issues elevate the power of the individual voice.”

READ ALSO: If your girls still hang out with your ex, they aren’t your friends, Vlogger says, Twitter reacts

The statement added:

“It will be our pleasure to welcome renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as our 2020 Commencement speaker and to celebrate the contributions of all of our extraordinary honorees. Their exceptional achievements encompass world-changing discovery, creativity, scholarship, the guardianship of justice, and compassionate service to others,” said Julie Beren Platt, Penn trustee and chair of the Trustee Honorary Degrees Committee.

 

MORE READING!  Lagos to recruit 2,000 teachers

News

Nigeria records 387 new COVID-19 cases, total now 9,302

Published

on

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases have increased to 9302.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this disclosure on Friday night via Twitter.

387 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-254
FCT-29
Jigawa-24
Edo-22
Oyo-15
Rivers-14
Kaduna-11
Borno-6
Kano-3
Plateau-2
Yobe-2
Gombe-2
Bauchi-2
Ondo-1

9302 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Discharged: 2697
Deaths: 261

MORE READING!  France reports more than 28,500 coronavirus deaths
Continue Reading

News

Buhari has only plunged Nigeria into darkness, death and destruction, Fani-Kayode says

Published

on

Buhari has only plunged Nigeria into darkness, death and destruction, Fani-Kayode says

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, a staunch critic of the President Buhari-led administration has said that the five years of President Muhammadu Buhari was “disastrous.”

Femi Fani-Kayode disagreed with Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, whose weekly column argued the President’s emergence, saved the nation from collapse in 2015.

Fani-Kayode via his Twitter handle had argued that the emergence of Buhari in 2015 annihilated Nigeria and plunged her into darkness, death, and destruction.

MORE READING!  School reopening: FG considers morning, afternoon classes

He added that the president came to steal, kill and destroy, pointing out that for the last 5 disastrous years that is all he has done.

READ ALSO: 2ND term: Buhari to mark ‘low-key’ anniversary, Presidency reveals

He wrote;

”Buhari’s emergence in 2015 saved Nigeria’s collapse”- @FemAdesina

. Not so my friend! The emergence of Buhari in 2015 annihilated Nigeria & plunged her into darkness, death & destruction. He came to steal, kill & destroy & for the last 5 disastrous years that is all he has done.”

 

MORE READING!  JUST IN: Nigeria records182 new COVID-19 cases, total now 8,915

See Tweet below;

 

Continue Reading

News

2ND term: Buhari to mark ‘low-key’ anniversary, Presidency reveals

Published

on

2ND Term: Buhari to mark ‘low-key’ anniversary, Presidency reveals

The Presidency has said that the first anniversary of the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari will be celebrated in a low-key manner.

This was disclosed in a statement posted by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu on his official Facebook page.

Shehu, who did not give reasons for the decision, however, said the achievements of the current administration will be reeled out via digital platforms.

MORE READING!  Covid-19: Cases in Oyo firm, iSON Xperiences, rise to 151

He urged Nigerians to visit presidential handles to read about some of Buhari’s achievements since assuming power in 2015.

According to Shehu: “The First Anniversary anniversary of the Muhammadu Buhari government’s second term will be marked low-keyed.

READ ALSO: Buhari’s Executive Orders are aimed at complementing existing legislations – Malami

“Narratives of the government’s achievements over the past five years which normally would have been showcased by ministers and the party will go digital.

“The last five years have been full of historic achievements. Please go to the Presidential handles and read how the decades-long wishes of the Nigerian people are being met.

“‪Thank you Nigerians for entrusting the country’s government in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari.‬”

Buhari’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina had yesterday reeled out some of the president’s achievements since assuming power in 2015.

MORE READING!  School reopening: FG considers morning, afternoon classes
Continue Reading




Trending