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UNIZIK, EKSU undergraduates win Teen Beauty Pageant

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Miss Gabriella Chudi-Ajabor, a 17-year-old undergraduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, has emerged winner of the 2019 edition of the Miss Teen Beauty Pageant.

The teenager beat 10 other contestants to clinch the crown at the grand finale of the beauty fiesta held on Saturday night at Merit House in Abuja.

Also, Peculiar Timi,  a 19-year-old student of Ekiti State University, was named, among other five male contestants, as ‘Mr Teen 2019’ at the annual event organised by Make-A-Difference Youth Foundation (MADYF).

The new Mr and Miss Teen were then decorated with the staff of office and were given plaques and certificates for service as ambassadors to herald visions and programs of MADYF in the next one year.

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It was a night of glitz and glamour, as the 15 contestants took turns to showcase attires that depicted the profession they intend to pursue, and thereafter thrilled the audience to various cultural dances.

The teenagers first appeared on stage with sports attires, followed by the attires of their dreamed profession and then the cultural outfits of each of the tribe they represented.

The fashion style showcase was rounded off with conventional dinner attires which attracted ovation from the cheering audience.

Gabriella, who spoke amidst tears of joy, thanked the organisers of the event and pledged her commitment to the vision of the foundation during her reign.

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She said, on the sideline, that she participated in the last three editions of the pageant without winning the crown, until she clinched it at the fourth attempt.

“I am very excited because I never gave up and I am going to use that as an inspiration to encourage young people not to give up on their dreams no matter the challenges,” she said.

Mrs Janerose Buzugbe, Founder/President of MADYF, said that the Teens Pageants, now in its fifth edition, serves as flagship platform to discover, mentor and empower young Nigerians for positive impact.

According to her, the two winners will be sponsored on a 7-day trip to Dubai, among other opportunities.

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She explained that the grand finale was preceded by a 7-day camping period where the teenagers were trained on entrepreneurial and leadership skills, talent discovery and character moulding by seasoned professionals.

“This is to help them become self-reliant and well-grounded to succeed and make a difference in their families and society at large.

“We encourage them to win early in life and then run with their success,” she said.

The high point of the event was the presentation of certificates of participation to the contestants and laurels to friend and partners of MADYF.

(NAN)

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Banana Island: Davido shows off beautiful interiors of his mansion (video)

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Banana Island: Davido shows off beautiful interiors of his mansion (video)
Nigerian musician David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has taken to social media to show off the beautiful interiors of his newly acquired Banana Island mansion.
Recall that controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo recently accused the DMW boss of lying that he acquired the house.
In the video upload, Davido could be seen with the entire DMW squad.
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Buhari, Trump are two ‘clueless’ presidents, Wizkid says

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Buhari, Trump are two 'clueless' presidents, Wizkid says

Nigerian Singer, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has joked that the only difference between the President Muhammadu Buhari and U.S. Donald Trump, is their ability to use Twitter.

The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner’s message comes after following the extra-judicial killings by the police in the two countries.

Recall that a black man identified as George Floyd was recently killed in the US by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).

Floyd’s death came amid dust over the alleged killing of Tina, a 16-year-old girl, at Iyana Oworo area of Lagos, by an officer of the Nigerian police.

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The two incidents had sparked outrage in Nigeria and across the world with many taking to social media platforms to vent their spleen while demanding for justice.

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The 29-year-old took to his Twitter page to lend his voice to condemn police brutality.

“Police is kill black Americans and Nigerian police kill Nigerians. No man can sort this matter. God save us,” he had written on Saturday.

In a follow-up post on Monday, the award-winning singer said the inability of the two leaders to contain the killing of innocent citizens by security operatives was indicative of how “clueless” both of them are.

“Buhari and Trump are same person. Lol. The one different between them is that one knows how to use Twitter than the other. Clueless!,” Wizkid wrote in a mixture of Pidgin and English.

He wrote, “Buhari/Trump same person lol only difference be say one sabi use twitter pass the other. Clueless!.”

 

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Career: Unilorin trains children on anchoring radio talk show

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The University of Ilorin management says its radio, 89.3FM has trained some Primary school pupils on methods of anchoring special live broadcasts on the radio.

According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on Monday, the training is part of its sustained effort to promote the community service mandate of the University to its environment.

The publication stated that the children were drawn from various schools within the Tanke Community of Ilorin, the University’s immediate host community.

It stated that the pupils were trained and made to handle most of the routine programmes of the radio station for the day.

“Among the scheduled programmes handled by the pupils were the station’s daily newspaper review programme tagged “Top Highlight”, the various day’s news bulletins in English.

“Also ‘Wednesday Giveaway on Radio’ an audience phone-in programme in which callers win various gift items; as well as Children’s Variety, a discussion programme in which children-related issues were discussed”.

The publication said that at the end of the programmes, the children expressed satisfaction and happiness for having the opportunity to broadcast live on radio.

“They said that the opportunity has ignited the urge in some of them to pursue a career in the journalism profession, especially the broadcast aspect.

“Speaking on behalf of others, Samuel Jato of St. Joseph College, Ilorin, appreciated the management of Unilorin FM for the opportunity given to them to have the first time and professional experience in broadcasting.

“Jato stated that his love for radio has increased while his inquisitiveness to know what is talking on radio means has also been satisfied,” it said.

The publication added that other children who also participated in the special Children’s Day broadcast were Olatundun Olawuyi from Hillspring Montessori School, Tanke; and Adekunle Quadri from C & S College, Sabo Oke, Ilorin.

“Addressing the children after their radio programmes, the Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr. Kunle Akogun, stated that the management of the radio station designed the special Children’s Day programme as part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities obligation to the University’s immediate host community.

“He added that this is to identify with the children who are the leaders of tomorrow.

“Akogun pointed out that the programme is also a means of identifying the talents of the kid-participants toward assisting them to make a viable career choice early in life,” it said.

Akogun also advised the children to face their studies squarely and plan adequately for their future.

“He also advised them to set realistic goals for themselves, a situation which he said will make them focus more on result-oriented programmes on radio and television rather than just watching movies and listening to frivolous programmes.

“Also speaking, the Ag. Station Manager of Unilorin FM, Mr. Idris Alooma, appreciated the Director of Corporate Affairs, for his prompt approval of the special Children’s Day programme on the radio station when it was proposed to him.

“Alooma, however, advised primary and secondary schools in Kwara to establish press clubs in their various schools, which he said will enhance the student’s learning process and bring the positive aspect of the society closer to them in their various schools”.

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