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ABUJA — Four Anambra State teachers have won the Presidential Teachers and Schools Excellent Award for the year 2022. The Award ceremony which was held at Eagle Square in Abuja attracted teachers from all over the country in celebration of this year’s Teachers’ Day. The four Anambra Teachers are; Dr. Sabina Ijeoma Chukwunedum of Abbot Girls Secondary School in Ihiala local government area of Anambra state. She won the overall best public school administrator for...

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The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has appointed Tobi Amusan as a youth ambassador of the state. Governor Abiodun made this known when he hosted the ‘golden girl’ and her management team at his Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta on Tuesday. In addition to the appointment, the athlete also received a three-bedroom flat apartment and the sum of N5 million. Breaking the news on social media, the governor tweeted: “My adopted daughter and world-record holding...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari would on Tuesday, 11 October 2022 confer national honour awards on 437 Nigerians, including seven foreigners. The event, which will hold at the State House, Abuja, would be part of a series of activities to mark Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary. The national honours to be conferred are Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), Commander of the Order of...

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Award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has been listed as one of the seven honorees to be awarded the W.E.B Du Bois medal by Harvard University. The university management made the announcement via their Twitter handle on Sunday. The W.E.B Du Bois medal is the highest honour given by Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research to honour the recipients “who embody the values of commitment and resolve that are fundamental to the...

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Nigeria would not be submitting a movie for the 2023 Oscars. The Chairperson of the Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) for the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Chineze Anyaene-Abonyi, disclosed this earlier in the week. She said none of the movie entries received by the committee met the eligibility criteria for the International Feature Film (IFF) category. “Although the committee received three epic films following its call for submissions in August, it...

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ABUJA — Nigeria’s gold medallist, Tobi Amusan, and other athletes have been honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari for their spectacular performances at several international competitions. At an award ceremony held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja on Thursday, the President awarded N200 million to Team Nigeria contingents for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championships. He also conferred national honours on them. They include gold winners and other medal winners...

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The 15th edition of the Headies Awards was held in the early hours of Monday, 4 September at the Cobbs Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, United States. The Headies is an annual award ceremony celebrating outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. This year’s edition of the award ceremony, which was held outside Nigeria since its inception in 2006, was themed ‘Join the Movement’. The West African Pilot News had earlier reported the full list ofnominees for...

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The United States Government has honoured late Deborah Samuel. The West African Pilot News reports that Samuel, a 200-level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE), Sokoto, was lynched on campus by some Islamic extremists for blasphemy on 12 May. Deborah’s photo was uploaded on the website of the US Office of Religious Freedom whose mission is to promote universal respect for freedom of religion or belief. It also monitors religiously motivated abuses, harassment, and discrimination worldwide,...

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Nigerian artiste, Adelabu Alexander, popularly known as Magixx, has been announced as Spotify’s “Fresh Finds Africa artiste” for August. Spotify is an online music streaming platform. Founded on 23 April 2006, it is one of the largest music streaming service providers, with over 433 million monthly active users, including 188 million paying subscribers, as of June 2022. In a statement on Friday, Phiona Okumu, head of music, Spotify for sub-Saharan Africa, described the 24-year-old signee...

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The presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has won the 2022 ‘Man of the Year’ award. The former Anambra State governor defeated three other nominees to emerge the winner of Igbere TV’s Leadership Excellence Awards. Voting was done via online platforms between 1 and 14 August 2022 by Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora. Obi polled 2,428,403 votes to defeat the chairman and founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu...

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