Nigerian girl gets global recognition with her “Hijab chick Barbie”

Hannefah Adam, schooling in the UK is now a celeb overnight, all thanks to her dolls nicknamed “Hijarbie” which has taken Instagram by storm.
The Barbie doll – who even has her own IG account ( @Hijarbie ) – was thought up by Hannefah when she went to study in the UK. This was because she noticed a lack of diverse toys for little girls and wanted to introduce a modest dress doll to the market. .
Hannefah, 24, a fashion designer, told Style Mic: “It got me thinking about how I’d actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have – covered up.” Hannefah makes all of Hijarbie’s outfits herself.


26-year-old LASU alumnus emerges the youngest Ph.D graduate at the University of Pretoria, S. Africa

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, UP, says Romola Adeola is its youngest doctoral graduate. In a statement on its website, the centre said:

 "Romola Adeola, 26, has set a record in being the youngest person to obtain a Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) in the 30-year history of the Centre for Human Rights.

Furthermore, she is only the 2nd youngest person to achieve this in the Faculty of Law, UP, since its establishment 107 years ago. She distinguished herself by completing the LLD in under 3 years. During her undergraduate years at Lagos State University (LASU), she was the Best Student in International Law. .
Romola’s relationship with the Centre for Human Rights began from her participation in the 2008 African Human Rights Moot...


9ice, Toni Payne, Journalists, Friends and Fans – Ruggedman Writes

Nigerian rapper, Rugged man has publicly acknowledged 9ice‘s apology to him after he was wrongly accused of being responsible for the failure of the Indigenous singer’s marriage to Toni Payne.

The rapper on Thursday, released an open letter to the media, where
he accepted 9ice’s apology, while noting that it was a tad too late.

Read his open letter below:

In 2010 9ice released a song that made a lot of people wrongfully drag
me into a terrible situation. People who miscontrued the song and it
created a rumour.
A terrible false rumour that was fueled by journalists and bloggers who
were only after hits on their sites. Bloggers and journalists...

Student expelled due to her speech and hearing challenges, sues Rivers university for N20m

Jane Ottah, 28,‎ was expelled by the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, in 2015, for having speech and hearing challenges. She has now sued the institution for damages to the tune of N20m, claiming that the damages were for the trauma, embarrassment, and emotional distress caused by her expulsion.
She also demanded that the university provide the necessary support services and facilities to aid her learning. She further demanded a perpetual injunction restraining the university or their agents from discriminating against her in any way.
The Rivers State High Court has fixed February 19 for hearing. Ottah, a former student at the Department of Educatinal Foundation at the university, was expelled on January 30, 2015, over claims that she had speech and hearing challenges.
In her expulsion letter, C.M Ewhorlu, Principal Assistant Registrar (Senate), said: “I am...

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