APC BoT member, Nkire, threatens to dump party politics in 2023 if party loses in Abia

A member of the National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sam Nkire, has threatened to quit party politics in 2023 if APC failed to take power from the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State.

Chief Nkire, who is a pioneer leader of Abia State APC caucus said “if nothing was done to correct the joke that took place in the name of congresses in the state, it might leave both the party and the people of Abia State crying, come 2023.”

According to the Abia State-born politician “a situation where the party is handed over to one

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Adamawa Lawmaker Under Fire For Giving N1,000 Scholarship To Tertiary Institution Students

The lawmaker representing Mayo Belwa Constituency in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon Ibrahim Musa Italiya, has come under fire for allegedly giving N1,000 each as scholarship to students in his constituent.
In some trending pictures seen by SaharaReporters, Italiya who is the Minority Whip of the Seventh Assembly in Adamawa was seen, giving the paltry sum to some of his constituents studying at the Federal College of Education, Yola.





He is the only African Democratic Congress (ADC) member in the House.
The action has since attracted the outrage of Nigerians who described the lawmaker as “a total disgrace

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Nearly half of Republicans oppose teaching the ‘history of racism’ in schools

Eight-four percent of Republicans do not support teaching “critical race theory” in schools, while just 46% oppose teaching the “history of racism,” according to a new Monmouth University poll.

Background: Former President Donald Trump and other Republican senators have publicly expressed disapproval over efforts to include critical race theory in schools’ curriculums over the last year.

  • In a recent explainer, the Associated Press defined critical race theory (CRT) as “a way of thinking about America’s history through the lens of racism.” It has been developed by scholars following the Civil Rights Movement as a means of understanding racism as a

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Transeurasian languages: Origins of Japanese and Turkish language family traced back to 9000 years ago

Millet farmers living 9000 years ago in what is now north-east China may have spoken a proto-Transeurasian language that gave rise to Japanese, Turkish and other modern tongues



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A woman carrying millet, a crop whose cultivation prompted the spread of the proto-Transeurasian language

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A vast Transeurasian language family that contains the Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Turkish and Tungusic languages has had its origins traced back 9000 years, to early farming communities in what is now north-east China.

Transeurasian languages are spoken across a wide region of Europe and northern

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Former Gov of Sokoto, Bafarawa retires from politics after 45 years

Bafarawa, who was the governor of Sokoto from 1999 to 2007, said he no longer has the will to be in active politics.

In an interview with Punch, the former governor said he will never contest for any elective office or accept any political appointment for the rest of his life.

He said, “There was a time I was in politics, the will to do it was there. Now, I don’t have it. I feel I have done my best based on the opportunity given to me and I am grateful for what God has done for me.

“Therefore,

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Undergraduate student becomes USF’s first Rhodes Scholarship finalist

Alexander Mercier was six years old when his mother began to suffer from a painful
illness that initially stumped her doctors. After three years, she was diagnosed with
Lyme disease, a likelihood initially dismissed because it is uncommon in his home
state of California and throughout the western U.S.

The experience triggered in Mercier an interest in epidemiology, the study of disease,
and eventually led him to focus some of his most prominent research at USF on preparing
for the next pandemic.

His innate curiosity, combined with his outstanding record of academic achievement
and a well-rounded list of interests that

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Coalition offers scholarship to 70 girls

A group under the aegis of Feminist Coalition, has announced its desire to sponsor 70 girls through secondary school over a period of six years.

This is as the group also decried the high rate of out-of-school girls in the country.

The group made its stance known in a statement it issued ahead of the virtual inauguration of the programme.

In the statement titled, “The Feminist Coalition Girls Education Programme,’ the Co-founder, Damilola Odufuwa, said her group believed girls have the right to access quality education.

She said, “The Feminist Coalition believes it is every girl’s

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Five African Presidents, others meet to discuss post-COVID economy at AEC –

Presidents from five African countries are set to converge on Sal Island, Cape Verde for the African Economic Conference, 2021, organisers said on Wednesday.

The presidents to be attending the high-level economic meeting include: President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President José Maria Neves of the Republic of Cape Verde and President Felix-Antoine Tshilombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Others are President Paul Kagamé of the Republic of Rwanda and President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal.

The 2021 event, which has as its theme: “Financing Africa’s post-COVID-19 development,” will also feature more than 100 other speakers from

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The surprising ancient history of the hedge apple

When the fruits of the Osage orange tree fall to the ground in autumn, they demand notice. For one thing, they’re the size of softballs—the largest fruit of any tree native to North America. For another, they’re bright green.

On top of that they have a strange story that few people know.

Osage orange trees are not related to oranges; they’re more closely related to mulberries. Even more confusingly, the most common name for their fruit is hedge apple (though they’re also called horse apples, Irish snowballs, or monkey brains).

Not many animals or humans eat these neither-oranges-nor-apples. Though a

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Deaf father shares ‘amazing’ moment toddler daughter tried ‘interpreting’ for him for first time

A father who is deaf has shared the heartwarming moment his toddler daughter “interpreted” for him for the first time.

Zach, who goes by the username @oursignedworld on social media, recently shared the encounter with his hearing daughter Madison on TikTok, with the video showing the moment that the one-year-old used sign language to communicate to him that a baby was crying in a store.

“I’m deaf and my daughter is hearing. This is the first time she tried interpreting for me,” Zach captioned the video.

In the clip, Zach and Madison, who is holding dish sponges, are

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