Mrs Dora Akunyili looking nothing like her old self at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja. Mrs Akunyili confirmed last week that she just came out of a serious illness but was well and just needed time to put on some weight. I hope she gains some weight very soon.
17 year old Ghanaian-American Kwasi Enin, has been accepted into all 8 Ivy League colleges in the US. Yes, all 8 - from Brown to Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Penn, Cornell, Dartmouth and Columbia, all holding a spot for the violist and aspiring physician from William Floyd High School, Long Island.
This feat is extremely rare, as most top students do not apply to all colleges and even if they did, the acceptance rate into these schools are less than 10%. "By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one”, Kwasi told NY Times.
Kwasi ranks No. 11 in a class of 647 at William Floyd, which puts him in the top 2% of his class. His SAT score, at 2,250 out of 2,400 points, puts him in the 99th percentile for African-American students.
"My heart skipped a beat when he told me he was applying to all eight," says Nancy Winkler, a guidance counselor at William Floyd High School, where Enin attends class. "In 29 years as a counselor, I've ne…
In a move seen as a sign of her further rejection by the Presidency, sacked Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, was yesterday summoned for interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over her role in the purchase of two armoured BMW cars.
Vanguard gathered that the embattled former minister, who was touted as one of the closest to the President, looked forlorn, as she turned in herself to EFCC operatives for questioning in relation to the controversial bullet‑proof vehicles.
Former Aviation Minister, Ms. Stella Oduah
Oduah, who arrived the EFCC office in Wuse 2, Abuja around 10.30 am, was not allowed to go by her interrogators until 3 p.m. It was gathered that the former minister was questioned extensively on what she knew about the acquisition of the cars, which generated a lot of adverse publicity for the beleaguered industry and the nation until she was dropped last February. A competent source in the commission confirmed to Vanguard that O…