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2 PhD Fellowships at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 2019

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The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, hereby announces that one three-year PhD scholarship and one friplads within all research areas of the Faculty will be available from 15 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Course Level: University of Copenhagen Fellowships are available to pursue PhD programme. 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • To be considered, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Theology or any other relevant Master’s degree including African Studies or similar qualifications. Besides attention to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the proposed PhD project, the assessment will put emphasis on the talent for independent research demonstrated by the applicant usually through a Master’s thesis or similar.
  • The granting of the PhD scholarship will take place under the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC. Under this agreement, a PhD scholarship holder is entitled to carry out relevant duties amounting to a total of 840 hours over the three-year period. The scholarship holder must also be prepared to take an active part in the Faculty’s research environment.
Preferred qualifications  
Candidates experienced with electrophysiology, ligand-gated ion channels, and neuroscience will be preferred.

Method of Application:  Submit the application with documentation for Master’s degrees, CV and other appendices via the link below.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned, and collected into one file. Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Applications Deadline: August 12, 2018

Graduate Scholarships at University of Oxford in UK, 2019-2020

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The  St Cross College, jointly with the Oxford NERC Doctoral Training Program in Environmental Research, offers the following scholarship for students who will begin studying for a DPhil in this Doctoral Training Program (DTP) at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2019-2020.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the graduate program.

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are open to local & EU students.

Eligibility Criteria:  Everyone who applies for the DTP and lists St Cross as their first choice of college (and who applies at any time before the Admissions deadline) will be considered automatically. The graduate scholarships are open for UK student who intends to be a full-time student at the St. Cross College University of Oxford. Applicants with the first degree from a recognized university and academically talented, disadvantaged based on the criteria of disability, socioeconomic status, and are not engaged at work at all or have been engaged at work but couldn’t able to cover their study expenses will be eligible for the scholarship.

Also Apply For:  2017 MSc Scholarships at American University of Beirut in Lebanon

Have financial difficulty to finance graduate university education and,

Have leadership/community giveback experience or potential.

Method of Application: Applicants entering into DPhil status in 2019-2020 should apply for a DPhil in Environmental Research. Using the University’s standard application form and must list St Cross College as their first choice. The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: January 18, 2019

Army Uncovers Boko Haram Recruitment Link On Social Media – Crime

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The Nigerian army says it has uncovered social media accounts used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.

According to NAN, Murtala Usman, artillery commander of operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian army combat support training week in Maiduguri.

Usman said insurgents from the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram group were recruiting new members on social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, SnapChat, Instagram and Youtube, adding that the social media accounts had 2,000 followers.

He added that the army discovered this while interrogating a “highly-placed Boko Haram commander known as Malu-Mamman Barde’”, who was tracked and apprehended 40km South of Rann area in Kala-Balge local government area of Borno state.

“Barde is among the most wanted Boko Haram suspect that had committed so many atrocities against humanity,” he said.

“Through the suspect’s mobile phone, we found several videos soliciting finance for the group. We also found offensive some other videos where Barde was seen preaching Jihad and the ideology of the group.

Most of Barde’s pictures were that of Abu-Mosad Albarnawi and other Boko Haram fighter posing with anti-air craft guns, rockets and Boko Haram flag.

DJ Jimmy Jatt – “Small Girl Big God” ft. Olamide & Reminisce

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DJ Jimmy Jatt makes a come back on this new record titled “Small Girl Big God” which features highly rated Nigerian rappers, Olamide and Reminisce.

DJ Jimmy Jatt, is a Nigerian disc jockey who is revered as one of the pioneering hip-hop DJ’s in Nigeria. With his exceptional disc jockeying skills, the DJ puts out a new single titled “Small Girl, Big GOD.

This new record Small Girl Big GOD is titled after the new Nigerian social media lingo which translates to a notoriously promiscuous or immoral woman.

The new number features YBNL’s boss, Olamide and LRR rapper, Reminisce.

 

 

Video: Omawumi – “Malowa” ft. DJ Spinall & Slimcase

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Watch the official video to Omawumi’s new release “Malowa” featuring revered disc jockey, DJ Spinall and Shaku Shaku rave, Slimcase

After giving us the record “Me Ke” which featured Fly Boy Inc honcho act, Kizz Daniel, Omawumi put outofficial audio for the record “Malowa”, which features DJ Spinall & Slimcase. 

Moving on, Omawumi decided to tap more into the shaku shaku rave and this time she premieres the official video for the Malowa hit alongside, Slimcase, with banging ad-lib from DJ Spinall.

Have a feel of the captivating video as directed by Unlimited L.A and don’t forget to share your thoughts below

Thief arrested while preparing pepper soup with stolen goat

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A suspected cultist was nabbed by vigilante members in Benin city, Edo state as he and his gang prepared a stolen goat.

It was gathered that the hoodlum along with five others stormed the area (3 House Upper Sakponba) for robbery operation as they alerted the public by shooting in the air before starting to rob residents.

The cultists said to be members of the dreaded Eiye confraternity,also stole a goat which they killed and were about preparing for pepper soup before the arrival of vigilante.Four of the criminals fled,but one was caught .

I collected N15,000 -Man who trafficked 14 year old girlfriend to Burkina Faso

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A member of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Ikorodu branch, Rasheed Salau, who allegedly trafficked a schoolgirl to Burkina Faso, says he was paid N15,000.

The Ogun State indigene, claimed that he was not aware that the 14-year-old would be turned into a sex worker.He explained that he sent her to work with his mother, who owned a beer parlour in the West African country. .

PUNCH Metro had reported that the schoolgirl, Risikatu Uthman, was declared missing after she followed a boyfriend on an outing in June 2018.Although the boyfriend, a motor boy, denied knowledge of her whereabouts, he was arrested and arraigned in court.After about two months, Risikatu was brought home by a Good Samarithan, who found her in Cotonou, Benin Republic. .

Risikatu had told punch correspondent that as she was returning home, she was abducted by Rasheed, who claimed to be a policeman.She alleged that together with eight other girls, they were trafficked to Burkina Faso, where they were forced into prostitution.

The 14-year-old said she was rescued by the police and taken to the Nigerian embassy, from where she found her way back to Nigeria. .

During a chat with PUNCH Metro at the state police command headquarters in Ikeja on Tuesday, Rasheed said he was a member of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, and a bricklayer.
He said, “I met her (Risikatu) at my friend’s place. I asked her why she left her parents’ house and she said her parents chased her away from home to look for work. .
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. “I asked her what she wanted to do and she said she was not ready to return home. I showed her my grandmother’s shop and told her to see me later.“She came the following day, but she did not meet me. Later, we met and I asked her what she wanted. She said she wanted to work. “I asked if she could work at my grandma’s shop or in another country and she said she did not mind working outside the country. I told her that my mother ran a beer parlour in Burkina Faso and asked if she would assist her.

IB Star – Olamilekan

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Raheem Olamilekan Ibrahim also known as ibstar. Who was  born and raised in Lagos, started his music career at age of fifteen as song writer and a stage performance act, Now anticipating his new music, from his hood at orile to the world, with his motivational and positive vibe tune. Fans are ready to hear the long awaiting  song,  so y’all should support by downloading and share the song, #Olamilekan by ibstar

Top 6 Most Expensive Cars You Can Find In Nigeria And Their Prices (Pictures)

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Yes, we all know people drive very expensive cars in Nigeria.

The kind of cars you would think you can only find in movies, in case you don’t know many Nigerians spend their money on cars like this.

You can very much find these kind of rides in places like Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt. So we bring you a list of very expensive cars you can find on a Nigerian road.

1. Bugatti Veyron

A car that costs over ₦330 million needs no introduction – we all know and recognize its sleek lines, impeccable design, outstanding driving characteristics, and an iconic status in the automotive industry.

You can instantly spot the Bugatti Veyron cruising down the streets of Lagos, so be sure not to miss it next time you go on a supercar watch!

2. Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Costs about ₦150 million. Nigerian car buyers have always loved British models, and they don’t get more British as the Rolls-Royce Phantom II.

This car looks like no other model you’ve seen before, and it seems that time hasn’t changed the Phantom even a little bit.

This iconic Rolls-Royce looks even better in a gold color, which is sure to add another hundred of thousands of naira to its already big price tag.

3. Porsche Turbo S

This car currently costs over a ₦100 million. The Nigerian artist with the most expensive car collection may very well be Davido, who has gathered over a dozen of pricey vehicles in his garage.

There you’ll find the most luxurious rides in the world, but not as luxurious as the Porsche Turbo S, the singer’s latest addition to his already enviable range of vehicles.

4. Mercedes Brabus G700

As a vehicle that costs up to ₦180 million, the Mercedes Brabus G700 is definitely one of the contenders to be named the most expensive car in Nigeria.

If you’ve thought that Mercedes cars were the epitome of luxury, you need to check out the models from the Brabus department, as their styling, mechanics, and the thrill of driving are well worth their price.

5. Range Rover Sentinel

This costs about ₦170 million. For those Nigerian Politician & Celebrities who want their cars to have not only good looks but also a top level of security, the Range Rover Sentinel is the ideal choice.

This armored luxury SUV is used all over the globe as a vehicle for famous politicians and celebrities, which is why it makes perfect sense that the wealthiest Nigerians went on a quest to get a Sentinel as soon as it came out.

6. Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini vehicles are probably the first ones that jump to mind when you think of luxury supercars, but the ₦80 millionprice tag of the Lamborghini Aventador is what stands between you and your dream car.

However, the price tag didn’t scare some lucky Lagosian off, since the Aventador can be seen roaring down the streets of the city fairly often.

Osinbajo finally shuts down notorious Police unit

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to “overhaul the management and activities” of notorious Police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Since last year, numerous Nigerians have taken to social media to accuse officers of the unit of several misconducts ranging from harassment, extortion, assault to extra-judicial killings. This has led to relentless calls for the unit to be completely scrapped to ease the fears of Nigerians who live in dread of the unit.

In a statement issued by Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, the Acting President ordered the IGP to shut down the unit “with immediate effect”.

The statement read, “Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that border on allegations of human rights violations, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Acting-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, has directed the Inspector General of Police to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS and ensure that any unit that will emerge from the process, will be intelligence-driven and restricted to the prevention and detection of armed robbery and kidnapping, and apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more.

“The Acting President has also directed the IGP to ensure that all operatives in the emerging unit conduct their operations in strict adherence to the rule of law and with due regard to International Humanitarian Law and the constitutionally guaranteed rights of suspects. The operatives should also bear proper identification any time they are on duty.

“In the meantime, the Acting President has directed the National Human Rights Commission to set up a Committee that will conduct nation-wide investigation of the alleged unlawful activities of SARS in order to afford members of the general public the opportunity to present their grievances with a view to ensuring redress.”

While speaking at a town hall meeting at the launch of National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, Clinics in Ibadan, Oyo State on June 26, 2018, Osinbajo had disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari was concerned with the operations of SARS and had already ordered a review of the unit.

The vice president further said the unit cannot be scrapped but be rehabilitated to curb the atrocities of the bad eggs.

End SARS campaign

When the earlier calls for the scrapping of the unit grew in December 2017, IGP Idris ordered the reorganisation of SARS’ operational roles and activities.

Under the reviewed arrangement, state Commissioners of Police were installed as overall heads of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide.

The IGP also ordered for all SARS personnel nationwide to undergo a new training program to be organized in collaboration with some civil society organisations, local and international NGOs, and other human rights organisations.

Despite the reorganisation, the calls to scrap the unit resurfaced again this year with the unit still operating with impunity that mostly targeted Nigerian youths.

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