Ikponmwosa Kingsley Osamede Wins 2019 NESG-NUC Essay Competition

Ikponmwosa Kingsley Osamede, a medical student at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has emerged winner of the national essay competition organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The award ceremony held at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, where Ikponmwosa Kingsley Osamede was presented with the award by the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun.

The essay competition is a part of activities for the 25th anniversary of the 2019 Nigeria Economic Summit (NES) tagged Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears organised to set agenda for Nigeria in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Jude Idada Wins NLNG 2019 Nigeria Prize For Literature

Jude Idada with his work ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

The book edged out ‘Mysteries at Ebenezer’s Lodge’ by Dunni Olatunde and ‘The Great Walls of Benin’ by O.T. Begho entries in the shortlist of three, to clinch the prize.

‘Boom Boom’ by Jude Idada had competed against 173 books submitted for the competition in March 2019 to win the $100,000 cash prize reward.

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Kafayat Omolara Sanni & Tolulope Arotile Emerge NAF First Female Fighter Pilot And First Female Helicopter Pilot

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has decorated its first female fighter pilot, Flying Officer Kafayat Omolara Sanni, and the first female helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.

They were the two female pilots among the 13 that were winged.

The two female pilots had successfully completed their pilot training courses in the United States of America and South Africa.

The Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar decorated them alongside another officer Grace Garba, the first female Air Warrant Officer, and 10 0ther officers at the NAF headquarters in Abuja on the 15th of October 2019.

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