Stella Emelife Chinelo, a 2012/2013 First Class Graduate of Chemistry from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has emerged the best graduating student from a Master’s degree from University of Mysore, India with a Final Grade Point (FGP) of 9.623%.
By this feat, the 29-year-old Anambra native who was raised in Sokoto, has broken a 100-year-old academic record at the university.
Stella’s historic performance earned her 20 gold medals and five cash prize awards at the 99th convocation of the Indian university.
Stressing the import of Stella’s performance, the management of the University of Mysore said: “This is perhaps the first time in the recent years that a foreign student has bagged so many gold medals.”
Back at her alma mater in Nigeria on Friday an excited Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru, Vice Chancellor of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, who was speaking at the combined 35th, 36th and 37th combined convocation awards of degrees, diplomas and certificates of UDUS, said academic excellence and standard remain the focus of the institution.
He expressed the belief that any of the current crop of students and graduands could replicate the young Chinelo’s sterling academic performance “by remembering that learning is a lifelong endeavour and its key ingredients are observation, thinking, consultation and decision making”.
Speaking further on the general performance of students at the combined convocation, Zuru said that for the first time since inception, the university was producing a female first class student in physics.
He said the name of the record-breaker is Zainab Abdullahi Bashir from Katsina State, with a CGPA of 4.81 in the 2017/2018 academic session.
Students from other departments with similar impressive academic grades were listed as: Okeke Obinna Kingsley B. of Forestry with CGPA of 4.81 in the 2015/2016 session, Andullahi Saminu Mujammad B. of Fisheries with a 4.84 CGPA in 2016/2017 session and Ojo Suleiman Adebowale who graduated in 2017/2018 session from the Department of Mathematics with a 4.91 CGPA.
Many feared dead, others injured as two-storey building collapses in Jos
The building, which is located in a busy commercial area of Jos North, collapsed Monday evening.
When DAILY POST correspondent got to the scene of the incident, there was pandemonium, even as efforts were being made to rescue those trapped.
However, security operatives have cordoned off the area to prevent hoodlums from looting people’s belongings.
When DAILY POST contacted the spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev, he said they were aware of the incident, but cannot give any casualty figure.
“I’m waiting for a detailed information from the Divisional Police Officer of the area, so will get back to you when I get it,” he said.
Yadda ‘yan bindiga 300 suka far wa kauyukan Katsina | BBC Hausa
Rundunar ‘yan sandan jihar ta Katsina, ta ce yan bindiga kimanin 300 ne suka far wa kauyuka uku na Kirtawa da Kinfau da Zamfarawan Madogara da ke yankunan kananan hukumomin Batsari da Safana.
A wata sanarwa, mai magana da yawun rundunar ‘yan sandan, DSP Gambo Isah ya ce hare-haren da aka kai ranar Asabar, sun yi sandiyyar mutuwar mutum 10, inda kuma aka jikkata mutum biyar.
DSP Gambo Isah ya kuma ce ‘yan bindigar sun rika harbin kan mai uwa da wabi inda suka tarwatsa mutanen kauyen.
Sanarwar ta kara da cewa maharan sun cinna wa ababan hawa wuta,bayan sun kora shanun da ba a san adadinsu ba.
Wani wanda harin ya rutsa da shi a kauyen Zamfarawan Madogara ya bayyana wa Sani Aliyu yadda lamarin ya auku.
Wannan bawan Allah ya kara da kokawa dangane da yadda ‘yan bindiga ke satar mata a duk lokacin da suka kai hare-hare kauyukan nasu.
Buhari, APC, INEC reject Atiku, PDP’s move to play rigging video in court
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But, Alex. Izinyon (SAN), for Buhari; Adeniyi Akintola (SAN); and Yunus Usman (SAN), for INEC kicked on on the grounds that the petitioners did not front-load the items as required under the Electoral Act.
Tribunal Chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba, then stood down proceedings to consider arguments by parties and rule on whether or not to allow the document and video recordings.
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