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Today's Headlines: l Was Not Given Preferential Treatment-RMD, Fela Was Given Posthumous Award

Lecturers deliberately picked on me to test my intellect-RMD

PHOTO CREDIT: Punch Newspapers

In 1997, award-winning actor Richard Mofe-Damijo, better known as RMD returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.

Many years later, RMD recounts some of the hurdles he had to cross in school adding that he was not given any preferential treatment by lecturers.

He said, “I made a lot of friends easily in class. When I got to the University Of Lagos, I was very focused on what I was doing and it was important to blend. I did not get any preferential treatment in school, instead, they wanted to know whether I could do anything outside of the movie industry.

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti named 'fearless man'

PHOTO CREDIT: Punch Newspapers

Afrobeat icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, had been named as ‘Africa’s foremost talent with positive energy, a creative genius, intentionally different and a premium quality brand.”

This award was given by Rite Foods, through its “Fearless” energy drink brand.

The posthumous award was part of the annual week-long Felabration event which was held from October 11-17, 2021, with the theme, ‘Viva Nigeria Viva Africa.

In a statement sent to Saturday Beats, the company said the award was spurred by its recent research on courageous people in all spheres of life, including music.

Abuja-Kaduna train services resume Saturday

PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard Newspapers

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday directed that Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) should resume operations on Saturday.

Amaechi gave the directive after inspecting repairs on the rail tracks between Rijana and Dutse along the route on Friday.

The minister then assured the public of Federal Government’s commitment to ensure safety of passengers along the route.”

I think what is significant is that the repair was done by our own Nigerian engineers and completed in record time.”

FG fortifies security at Nation's Airports

PHOTO CREDIT: Thisday Live

The federal government has fortified security at Nigeria’s airports to avert breaches and ensure unimpeded flight operations, just as it has installed new automated check-in systems at international airports.

This was disclosed by the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Hamisu Yadudu, during an interactive session with journalists to usher in Airport Council International-Africa (ACI) Security Week.

Yadudu said the fortification of security at airports in the country include the training of security personnel, coordination of joint security operatives including the agency’s Aviation Security (AVSEC), the police, the Nigeria Air Force and other security operatives to man each airport.

Prices of cooking gas rose by 21.42% in September-NBS

PHOTO CREDIT: Punch Newspapers

The average price for refilling a 5kg for Liquefied Petroleum Gas, otherwise known as cooking gas increased, year-on-year, from N2,215 in August to N2,397 in September.

The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in its “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) Price Watch for September 2021, obtained from its website.

It said the increase was by 8.23 per cent month-on-month and by 21.42 per cent year-on-year.

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PHOTO CREDIT Punch RMD Richard Mofe-Damijo University Of Lagos


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