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Glory Eniola Emerges Best Freshman Nursing Student in US Varsity; Kudu Creates Records in Ghana



Glory Eniola, emerges best freshman Nursing student in US varsity; Kudu Creates Records in Ghana

An 18-year-old Nigerian, Eniola Glory, has emerged as the best student in Nursing for the freshman category at the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA, just as Eggon-Nasarawa State-born Nathaniel Kudu becomes an Epitome of Excellence in Ghana.

Kudu sets an unimaginable record in Ghanaian University, making Nigeria stupendously proud, while Eniola, who is a twin and hails from Ijebu-Jesha in Osun State, in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the USA, thanked God and her parents for the opportunity given them.

The award was given to her for being the best in Nursing course in the freshman session of the institution.

The award reads: ACADEMIC HONORS are hereby awarded to GLORY AYOBAMI ENIOLA for superior academic achievement as a member of the freshman class of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.”

She promised to sustain the tempo and improve her performance with a view to winning the overall awards after the completion of her course of study.

 Eniola and her twin sister, Grace, were admitted to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA, during the 2022/2023 admission year to study Nursing and have both maintained unprecedented grades.

Eniola was given the award in the full glare of the revered institution’s management team during their award ceremony for the session.

The awardee put brilliance and smartness which has become part of the Nigerian fabric, especially as seen in our youths across the globe to beat her other counterparts to win the award.

She however dedicated the award to her father, Obayomi Eniola, whom she said instilled the Nigerian culture in them.

Eniola said she has always been passionate about helping people, especially in their areas of health, and it is nursing as a career that could help her achieve her vision.

The awardee noted that despite numerous challenges along the way, she was determined to become the best in the nursing school of the institution.

“I was surprised when I heard my name, I could not believe it and tears streamed down my face as I walked up to the podium to receive the certificate.

“I am proud of our parents, I realised that hard work and dedication is the goal in anything we strive to achieve. I felt satisfied and accomplished,” she said.

The Nigerian pride said she knew that her parents had worked so hard to support her through her studies and would be beaming with joy at her success.

Eniola and her twin sister, undoubtedly look forward to pursuing their Nursing career in Nigeria, especially in Osun state where they wish to positively contribute their own quota to the development of healthcare in the state at the completion of their studies, said the awardee.

She submitted that the payment of their fees and tuition have always been an ordeal which has really affected their performances.

Eniola therefore appealed to Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun State to help their parents in areas of support, especially in their tuition as a measure of motivation

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TAMPAN Mourns Murphy Afolabi, Saint Obi, Two Others; Black Day in Osogbo Over Murphy



The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) says the death of Nollywood actors, Murphy Afolabi, Saint Obi, Mukaila Adedigba, and Wasiu Adegbenro, is devastating to the association.

Bolaji Amusan, National President of TAMPAN,  stated this in a statement issued on Monday in Lagos.

Amusan condoled with the families of the departed colleagues and prayed that God grants them all the fortitude to bear the loss.

“TAMPAN received with shock and great disbelief the sad news of the untimely departure of popular Nollywood stars, Murphy Afolabi, Mukaila Adedigba, Wasiu Adegbenro, and the English actor, Saint Obi.

“The news came to us as a rude shock at this time when TAMPAN is intensifying efforts toward improving the welfare of members and the quality of life of the Nigerian artists.

“We pray that God grants them all eternal rest,” he said.

Amusan said the increasing rate of untimely death among its members and others within the creative industry had become worrisome.

He called on TAMPAN members and Nigerian artists generally to pay proper attention to their health.

“These sad incidences necessitate another clarion call to all members of our association and Nigerian artists, in general, to pay close attention to their health.

“It is also very important at this time to admonish all individuals within the creative sector in Nigeria to create time for recreation and take time off once in a while from work,” he said.

 Saint Obi passed on at the age of 57 after a protracted illness. Murphy Afolabi, aged 49, reportedly died of complications from a slip in the bathroom on Sunday.

Also, Mukaila Adedigba died on  May 13 while Wasiu Adegbenro, a sound recordist, popularly known as “Techno”, died on May 14.

The Maritime First can authoritatively report that for youths in Osogbo, Sunday was a  Black Day, as fans gathered in little crowds and spoke in hush tones. 

The Fetuata Compound, the traditional home of Murphy wore a very mournful look, Monday morning. 

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Makinde Explains Delay In Emergence of New Aalafin, Soun, Swears In New CJ



Makinde Explains Delay In Emergence of New Aalafin, Soun, Swears In New CJ

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says delay in the emergence of the new Aalafin of Oyo and Soun of Ogbomosoland, was to allow due process to be followed in their selection to avoid a repeat of past mistakes.

Makinde made this known on Tuesday in Ibadan while swearing in the new Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iyabo Yerima.

The event was held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan.

Makinde said he had already communicated to the kingmakers in the two towns that institutional framework should be followed in the selection of new Alafin and Soun.

According to him, once due process is followed, things generally will work out more efficiently.

“We have gone through a situation where a king was removed by the judiciary in the state after he has been on the throne for over 22 years.

“And I said to myself, not under my watch are we going to repeat the same mistake. I will rather delay and have due process followed.

“Then, if anybody decides to go to court after the emergence of the new traditional rulers, such exercise might be a nullity.

“I believe this is what we need in Nigeria right now – strong institutions.

“But, we also need people to build them, people with experience, capacity and people with a strong conviction to do what is right.

“That is why the appointment of people like Justice Iyabo Yerima is important because she has experience in leadership,” Makinde said.

Swearing in Yerima, as a substantive Chief Judge, he said that her appointment was in accordance with Section 271 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.

He said that the swearing-in was done after her appointment was confirmed by the House of Assembly.

Makinde, while congratulating the new Chief Judge, promised to give her the necessary support to succeed.

He hinted that his administration had taken steps to ensure that judiciary in the state work effectively, assuring that his government would try its best to provide resources as they were available.

The governor said that if justice was to be dispensed efficiently, it should be carried out in a befitting environment.

In her remarks, Yerima pledged to take Judiciary in the state to a greater height.

She lauded Makinde for the cooperation that the judiciary in the state has been enjoying since the inception of his administration.

The Chief judge, however, pleaded for the renovation of all the courtrooms in the state.

The highlights of the event were the administering of Administration Oath and the Judicial Oath on the Chief Judge by the governor.

The Deputy Governor, Chief Adebayo Lawal; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubanwo Adeosun; High Court Judges and other top government functionaries were present at the event.

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