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Governor Samuel Ortom has apologised to the people of Benue State and Nigerians at large for supporting the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

Governor Ortom gave the apology while interacting with leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, at the NKST Church in Wannune, Tarka Local Government Area.

He stated that just like former President Olusegun Obasanjo had apologised to Nigerians, he was doing same because the President Buhari-led administration had not only lived up to expection but was also condoning the atrocities of Fulani herdsmen across the country.

According to him, all complaints for the arrest and prosecution of leaders of Fulani groups that sponsored the killing of people in the state and destruction property fell on deaf ears.


Governor Ortom stated that while his kinsmen the late Presidents Shehu Shagari and Umaru Yar'adua appointed several Tiv people ministers in their cabinets, President Buhari has appointed none in spite of the fact that the ethnic group which voted massively for him in 2015 is estimated to be the fourth largest in the country.

The Governor stated that the Buhari administration has brought more hardship on Nigerians and people of the state in different ways, pointing out that Nigerians cannot afford another four years of that kind ofleadership that would further plunge them into more crises.

He solicited support for his re-election and that of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as President as well as all other candidates of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming general elections, stressing that under Atiku, Nigeria would be better.

Governor Ortom, while speaking with traditional rulers in the area, had appealed that they should support the PDP Benue North West Senatorial Candidate, Mr Orker Jev, who is a member of the House of Representatives, to replace their son, Senator George Akume, insisting that the former was more effective at the National Assembly




Popular American multiple  Grammy Award Winner, Robert Sylvester Kelly is also known as R. Kelly has been dropped by his Record Label, Sony Music.


According to reports, the artiste who is currently facing a series of an allegation of abduction, s3xual abuse and exploitation was dropped by the record label on Friday, Jan.18.


The `I believe I can Fly' crooner was also removed from the RCA website whose parent company is Sony Music.


Sony's move comes after years of public calls, and even a petition from members of the #MuteRKelly Movement, for the company to part ways with him.



Those calls intensified in the wake of the documentary `Surviving R. Kelly' in which multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.


The protest were by women, organisations and victims including parents and relations of victims at the Sony Music offices in Los Angeles and its New York Headquarters.


Reports had it that Lady Gaga and Celine Dion who had worked with him (Gaga's `What do you want' and Dion's `I am your Angel') had apologised and promised to remove the songs from streaming platforms.


Similarly, Chance the Rapper  also pulled out his 2015 collaboration with R. Kelly `Somewhere in Paradise' from all streaming services.


Surviving R.Kelly is a six hour-long chapter documentary that dives into the terrible, tangled history of allegations against the 52 year-old  super star and separated father of three.


The first two episodes dug into the childhood of the Chicago born rapper turned producer, singer and songwriter, in which he was recognised as a musical prodigy.


His unstoppable rise to stardom and his relationship to Aaliyah (now late), whom he met when she was 12 years-old were also in the first two episodes of the documentary.


The third and fourth episodes detailed the circumstances of the so-called "pee tape," which allegedly showed Kelly having sex with and urinating on a 14-year-old girl, and the alleged child pornography case that ended in a surprise acquittal.


The final two episodes highlighted the reports from the last several years that Kelly allegedly isolated and groomed women and girls into a sex cult for his own pleasure.


All of these incidents had been exhaustively reported and dissected in public. Women had come forward with eyewitness accounts of gaslighting, intimidation, molestation and violence.



There is so much smoulder surrounding Kelly who recently released a song, "Born to My Music,'' his first for the year 2019.


Outrage as white female daycare workers livestream themselves abusing a black child in front of other children (Disturbing video)Social media users are currently expressing their anger online after two white female daycare workers were seen in a disturbing video abusing a black child in front of other children.According to MTO, the video was released from a Lubbock Texas daycare. In the video, one of the female daycare workers can be seen in the footage filmed by her colleague grabbing a child by her hair in front of other children and forcing the exhausted toddler to eat instead of putting her down to sleep.The women reportedly livestreamed the incident to their friends, who then recorded the abuse and shared it online.Watch the video here. 



Nigerians on social media have condemned the decision of the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar not to participate in the ongoing presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria.

APC's Buhari and PDP's Atiku Abubakar were both absent from the debate.

Present at the debate were the presidential candidates of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili; Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye; Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; and Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu.

Explaining the reason for not participating in the debate, Atiku blamed the absence of Buhari, saying it was unfair to attack a man, who was not present to defend himself.


His decision to walk out on the debate as well as Buhari's absence has led to lots of reactions from Twitter users.

Most Twitter users blasted the duo for disrespecting the electorate, while some believed that Atiku could have taken advantage of Buhari's absence to shine at the debate.

See reactions below:

People are more angry at @atiku who flew in from the US, landed at almost 0300pm, changed & was at the venue of #2019Debate at 0615pm than they are @MBuhari who is Abuja but refuses to take a 5min drive from Aso Rock to the venue? Lmao
— Igala_king (@I_Am_Ilemona) January 19, 2019


In my opinion, all candidates should have boycotted this #2019debate until Buhari decides to show up. President Buhari has over time shown gross disregard for the people of Nigeria & this needs to stop. I do not blame Atiku one bit for not coming on. #Presidentialdebate2019
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) January 19, 2019


Atiku's advisers didn't get this move right at all. This was your "See I'm here, I care, I feel your pain, I can hear you, the President couldn't be bothered" moment and you blew it. #2019Debate 🇳🇬
— Wale Gates 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@walegates) January 19, 2019


We are watching a Presidential debate that was boycotted by the sitting president, and during a break, we are served with a campaign ad for his re-election.

Am I the only one feeling insulted by this?#Presidentialdebate2019 #2019Debate pic.twitter.com/PZFiz4VUSX
— Benny (@BenUgbana) January 19, 2019


The intellectuals are here debating but will still lose the election by the widest margin you've ever seen

knowledge is power? Please Power is power #2019Debate
— Oga Web Designer🇳🇬 (@samCodeNg) January 19, 2019


To every Nigerian blaming Atiku for leaving #2019Debate venue, I have a different opinion.

I'd have preferred to see all the candidates leave the venue and agree to a debate until President Buhari show up.

Time to call a spade a spade#2019Debate
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) January 19, 2019


Why do you want to lead 200 million people when you don't have the mental reach or intellectual capacity to answer questions on the economy, security, healthcare and education? #2019Debate
— Dr. Dípò | The Career🔌 (@OgbeniDipo) January 19, 2019


This debate was not just an opportunity to attack the incumbent but to sell your candidacy to the people.

There's no sense behind Atiku walking away from the debate using the excuse of Buhari's absence.

This was clear disrespect to Nigerians and to other candidates.#2019Debate
— OurFavOnlineDoctor 🥳🏁 (@DrOlufunmilayo) January 19, 2019



Well, Atiku said he does not believe in attacking a man who is NOT here to defend himself, and I agree. Makes no sense to be questioning the policies of this government when the president is not there. At least he showed up, #WhereIsBuhari?#2019Debate
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) January 19, 2019


President can't speak on Live TV, his biggest opponent is on an ego trip. What a disgrace. This is why the bar to run for President is Sec school certificates. They don't care about those of you who have the privilege & time to question them. #2019Debate #2019PresidentialDebate
— That Andy (@AndyMadaki) January 19, 2019










Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the first Manchester United manager to win his first seven league games in charge as his side held on to beat Brighton.

It was United's seventh straight win since the Norwegian took over at Old Trafford on an interim basis a month ago and they are now just three points off fourth-placed Chelsea, who play Arsenal in Saturday's late kick-off.

Paul Pogba put United in front after winning and then converting a penalty in the 27th minute.

Marcus Rashford doubled the lead just before half-time with a beautiful solo goal on his 150th appearance for the club.



Pascal Gross halved the deficit for the visitors when he scored in off the bar with just over 20 minutes remaining.

Brighton improved in the second half but their wretched away record continued as they fell to a fifth defeat in their last eight Premier League games.


Liverpool open seven points gap at the top of the Premier League after beaten Crystal Palace 4-3 on Saturday.

Palace led thanks to Andros Townsend's first-half goal, but quickfire strikes from Salah and Roberto Firmino turned the game around eight minutes into the second half.

James Tomkins headed Palace level but an awful error by veteran goalkeeper Speroni, tipping James Milner's cross towards his own goal for Salah to score his 50th goal in the Premier League, gave Liverpool a lead that was later added to by Sadio Mane.

Palace netted a stoppage-time consolation through Max Meyer but Liverpool - who had Milner sent off for a second bookable offence late in the second half - held on to stretch their cushion at the top, with Manchester City away to managerless Huddersfield Town on Sunday.


Fabinho fired an early effort over Speroni's crossbar, the 39-year-old goalkeeper becoming the oldest player to feature in the Premier League this season.

Joel Matip then headed a Milner corner narrowly wide as Liverpool pushed for the opener, but it was Palace who took the lead in the 34th minute.

Townsend, who moments earlier survived a penalty appeal for handball, slammed in a first-time finish after Wilfried Zaha beat makeshift right-back Milner far too easily to send in a fizzing low cross.

But Liverpool were level within a minute of the restart, Salah pouncing from close range with a deft close-range finish after Virgil van Dijk's speculative drive deflected high into the air.

Within seven minutes Liverpool were in front after another stroke of fortune, Naby Keita setting up Firmino for a shot that took a deflection to beat the helpless Speroni.

Palace drew level in the 65th minute, however, as Tomkins took advantage of slack marking to head home Luka Milivojevic's corner at the back post, but Liverpool hit back again 10 minutes later.

Speroni's misjudgment of a Milner cross saw the ball again loop invitingly for Salah to finish from virtually on the line.

Jeffrey Schlupp missed a great chance to score an equaliser for Palace and Liverpool were reduced to 10 men after Milner was dismissed for a second yellow card having tripped Zaha.

But Liverpool's threat on the counter was maintained and they made sure of the points in the third minute of added time when Mane cut in from the left wing to beat Speroni.

There was still time for yet another goal, though, as substitute Meyer beat Alisson from inside the box.

International Undergraduate Scholarships for international students are available at Montana State University. They are providing two scholarships such as the Office of International Programs Scholarship and MSU Presidential Scholarship.

MSU's Office of International Programs is proud to offer merit-based scholarships to international undergraduate applicants. The Presidential Scholarships are Montana State University's most distinguished academic awards, recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and unique personal qualities.

As a public land-grant university, Montana State University offers baccalaureate degrees in 51 fields, master's degrees in 41 fields, and doctoral degrees in 18 fields through its nine colleges. It has more than 16,900 students. Scholarship amounts range from $4,000-$20,000 per year.

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Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: May 15, 2019.
  • Course Level: The scholarship is open to pursuing a degree at the undergraduate level.
  • Study Subject: The scholarship will be awarded in all subjects.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarship amounts range from $4,000-$20,000 per year for Office of International Undergraduate Programs.
  • This scholarship can be renewed annually if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, enrolls in at least 12 credits, and remains a non-resident student.
  • Presidential Scholarships: Scholarship recipients receive annual tuition waivers, a generous stipend and other unique incentives for each of four years.
  • Nationality: Internationally
  • Number of Scholarships: Two types of scholarships are available
  • Scholarship can be taken in the United States.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International Undergraduate students are invited to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: Eligible candidate's following minimum qualifications:
  • Students who apply to MSU are eligible for consideration.
  • Students must have maintained a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, enrolls in at least 12 credits, and remains a non-resident student.
  • Applicants must be applying to MSU as a freshman in order to be eligible.

Application Procedure:

When an international student submits their application at the university, they are automatically considered for International Undergraduate Scholarships.

How to Apply: 

  1. For the Office of International Programs Scholarship

If students choose to submit their SAT and/or ACT scores, the results must be sent directly to MSU via the testing company. They will always consider the highest composite score submitted.

2. For MSU Presidential Scholarship

Students apply to this scholarship application through the given link: www.montana.edu/honors/presidential/

Scholarship Link


International Volunteer HQ is now accepting applications for Alternative Break Scholarship. This scholarship is available to anyone of any nationality who is over the age of 18 at the time of application.

An Alternative Break offers both individuals and groups the opportunity to support communities abroad as volunteers on specific social issues such as education, environmental, health and community projects.

International Volunteer HQ Limited is a New Zealand based volunteer travel company founded by Daniel John Radcliffe in 2007. the mission of the company is to change the face of volunteer travel.

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Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: February 11, 2019
  • Course Level: The scholarship is open to pursuing any degree level program.
  • Study Subject: The scholarship will be awarded in all subjects.
  • Scholarship Award: the Alternative Break Scholarship recipient receive:
    • 2-week volunteer or intern abroad program with International Volunteer HQ or Intern Abroad HQ in the destination of the recipients choice
    • Flight voucher (to the value of US$1000) from IVHQ Flights
    • Travel insurance up to the value of US$250 for the 2-week duration of the IVHQ Program
    • The 'Certificate in International Volunteering' online course from Global Travel Academy
  • Their all-inclusive programs provide volunteers and interns with comprehensive pre-departure support services and training, as well as in-country program orientation, accommodation, meals, and 24/7 support.
  • Nationality: Internationally
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

To be eligible, the applicants must be following all the given criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available to students from all around the world.
  • Entrance Requirements: The scholarship is open to anyone looking to break away from the standard-issue Spring, Summer or Winter Break and join forces with other travelers who are passionate about creating positive change through meaningful international experiences.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: To apply for the scholarship, the applicants must need to do register through the given link: https://my.volunteerhq.org/users/new

Scholarship Link

Prince Philip, 97, is back behind the wheels only two days after he got involved in a car crash that left two women and a 10-month-old child injured.Prince Philip was injured in Thursday's accident after he was "dazzled by the sun" while driving his Land Rover near the Royal family's Sandringham Estate. This caused him to collide with a Kia carrying two women and an infant. His vehicle turned over and he had to be helped out by an eyewitness.  On Saturday, the Duke of Edinburgh was spotted again behind the wheels of a replacement Land Rover and without wearing his seatbelt.   Just one day earlier, his wife, Queen Elizabeth, 92, was also spotted driving herself in a Range Rover close to where Prince Philip's accident occurred. Some photos show her driving without her seatbelt on while she was seen wearing her seatbelt in some. 

Arsenal football club of England against all odds defeated London rivals, Chelsea, 2-0, in  tactical fashion, effectively putting an end to Chelsea's title ambitions. Pundits had expected a toughly contested match given that both clubs needed a win to advance their season ambitions, and given Arsenal haven't been in a rich vein of form recently, many expected Chelsea to at least put up a fight.Arsenal, with their swashbuckling, mind blowing counter attacking football, constantly decimated Chelsea tile and time again, with Lacazette and Aubameyang pulling the strings, and save for some near-goal chances from Chelsea, Arsenal remained superior in all areas of the field.French man, Alexandre Lacazette, in a rich burn of form, lashed home from the tightest of angles after finding a poor cross from Bellerin, which he turned round the corner, made a touch past Marcos Alonso and then smashed into the roof of the net, stunning Chelsea head coach, Sarri and his boys.Chelsea reacted poorly to the goal, making poor passes, poor connections between their midfield players, with Eden Hazard looking confused and Isolated as the lone striker, while Pedro and Willian remained unable to make any sensible contribution forward, as Koscielny marshaled the defense marvelously.Still in the first half, Laurent Koscielny scored his first goal since his injury nightmare. Sokratis scooped the ball into the danger area, and with Koschielny six yards out, connects the ball with his shoulders into the back of the net.There was still time for Jorginho to hit the post with a header from a Willian corner before the half-time whistle gave everyone the chance to calm down.The second half could not and did not live up to the first.In the second half, Chelsea prodded, introduced Ross Barkley, Giroud and Hudson Odoi in the closing stages, but it all came to no avail.With this win, Arsenal still remain strongly in the hunt for top four with a match against Man U in the FA cup their next litmus test.   

Applications are open for the Fully- Funded GHC Scholarships 2019 funded by AnitaB.org. This scholarship is open to the student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college, university, or high school at the time of applying and faculty teaching at an accredited college or university at the time of the conference.

Every year, students across the globe attend GHC to jumpstart and further their careers. GHC Scholarships provide funds for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty to attend their three-day Celebration. Scholars who attend GHC gain access to career and academic workshops, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with ACM. GHC 19 will be Oct. 2–4 in Orlando, FL.

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Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: March 6, 2019
  • Course Level: This scholarship is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.
  • Study Subject: The scholarship will be awarded in the field such as, but not limited to, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, math, physics, or management information systems.
  • Scholarship Award: Student and Faculty Scholarships include:
    • Individual Registration for the three-day Celebration.
    • Hotel accommodations (arranged by AnitaB.org). Student Scholars will be assigned a roommate. Faculty Scholars will be assigned their own room.
    • Airfare booked and paid for by AnitaB.org Travel Consultant.
    • Travel stipend (if used wisely, the stipend is expected to cover transportation costs to and from the airport, baggage fees, meals, and other travel incidentals).
    • We will provide the stipend when you pick up your badge at GHC. Scholars pay upfront for travel day meals and taxis/shuttles to the GHC venue.
    • Scholarships cover registration, travel, hotel, and meal expenses.
  • Nationality: Internationally
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

To be eligible, the applicants must be following all the given criteria:

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available to students from all around the world.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Student Eligibility
    • You must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college, university, or high school at the time of applying.
    • You must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college or university at the time of the Celebration (October 2019). Those graduating prior to the Celebration are not eligible unless accepted to another related degree program (such as an M.S. or Ph.D. program).
    • Show satisfactory progress toward a degree such as, but not limited to, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, math, physics, or management information systems.
    • Be able to demonstrate an interest in computing.
    • You cannot have been an AnitaB.org-GHC Scholarship recipient in 2018.
    • You must be at least 18 years of age by October 2, 2019.
    • You cannot accept more than one scholarship to attend GHC.
    • If you receive a scholarship and do not notify AnitaB.org that you cannot attend prior to the Celebration, you will not be eligible in future years as this takes a scholarship away from another student that could have attended.
  • What are we looking for in a student scholar?
    • Student scholars are active in their community, including being involved with campus computing/STEM clubs and working toward the advancement of women in computing.
    • Student scholars have an understanding of how attending GHC will have an impact on them and any messages or key learnings they take back to share at their schools.
  • Faculty Eligibility
    • You must be teaching at an accredited college or university at the time of the conference. We do not award scholarships to High School teachers, as the conference does not provide programming for K-12.
    • You must teach in a degree program such as, but not limited to, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, math, physics, or management information systems.
    • If you receive a scholarship and do not notify AnitaB.org that you cannot attend prior to the Celebration, you will not be eligible in future years as this takes a scholarship away from another faculty that could have attended.
  • What are they looking for in a faculty scholar?
    • Faculty scholars mentor female students.
    • Scholars are active in the computing community, providing support to computing clubs and/or organizations.
    • GHC will have an impact on the scholar and the message the scholar takes back to her or his school and community.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: To apply for the scholarship, the applicants must submit an online application through the given link: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/ghc-scholarships/

Scholarship Link


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