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Nexford learners share experiences ahead entrepreneurial programme

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Learners at the Nexford University have shared their experiences as the varsity prepares to host its Lagos Open Day.

During the Open Day, the Washington DC-based varsity would be empowering Nigeria’s entrepreneurs.

Participants of the Open Day, expected to hold on September 21, are required to pre-register free at www.nexford.org/lagos, says officials of the university.

While narrating their experiences, the learners eulogised Nexford for making a global impact.

It will be recalled that after launching six months ago, the university has enrolled hundreds of learners from 25 different countries.

“The university’s mode of delivering content online is a major advantage to me. It means that I don’t have to deal with moving abroad to get a great American education.

“Another big plus for me is to be a part of an international network of professionals. This provides a huge benefit to get expertise and support,” current MBA learner, Damilare Ogunmola, said.

Another Nigerian learner and entrepreneur, Idrees Ganiyat, who is building the skills to achieve her goal of starting an online supermarket, said Nexford gave her an opportunity to be the first to study at an American university online.

Ganiyat, who is the second youngest of eight siblings, is pursuing her first degree, a Bachelors in Business Administration, at Nexford University.

“Nexford has been amazing. I like the way lectures are delivered. You have to find information yourself and because you’re doing the work, the information sticks better. I’m adding value to my life being an MBA student at Nexford. The global business course has helped me to understand how businesses can thrive internationally, another MBA learner, Amarachi Amugo, added.

“Learning at Nexford has made me more confident. Because I don’t have a business background, I’ve taken foundation courses to help me with my MBA. I’ve realised strengths I didn’t think I had, and I’ve realised I can do anything I put my mind to – and I can even excel at it. With every class, every discussion, every assignment, every case study, there are so many possibilities of who I can become and who I want to be. I see myself in consulting at some point. I’m not done, but I feel so equipped to help businesses do better.”

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Feminist Coalition Puts an End to Donations, Raises N147.8 Million

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Feminist Coalition Raises N147.8 Million in 14 Days, Halts Donations

Feminist Coalition, a non-governmental group at the forefront of #EndSARs protest, has asked all potential donors to stop sending money to the account following the clampdown on protesters.

In a statement titled “A Statement from the Feminist Coalition” and co-signed by Damilola Odufuwa, Odunayo Eweniyi, Layo Ogunbanwo, Ozzy Etomi, Ire Aderinokun, Fakhrriyyah Hashim, Oluwaseun Osowobi, Jola Ayeye, Laila Johnson-Salami, Karo Omu, Obiageli Alintah, Tito Ovia, Kiki Mordi and FK Abudu.

The statement said the group raised a total of N147.8 million in donations in USD, CAD, GBP, EUR, GHS, KES, and BTC.

A total of ₦60.4 million was spent on protesters and victims brutalised by the police. The group said a total of ₦87.5 million is left.

* Total received – ₦147,855,788.28 (includes donations in USD, CAD, GBP, EUR, GHS, KES, and BTC)

* Total disbursed – ₦60,403,235.00

* Total left – ₦87,452,553.28

It stated, “The funds were raised through the generosity of well-meaning people and concerned Nigerians who want their voices to be heard and their demands to be met.

The group said it decided to halt all donations after President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on Thursday.

The rest of the donations will go towards funding medical emergencies, legal aid for wrongfully detained citizens, and relief for victims of police brutality and families of the deceased.

“The past two weeks have been tough for many Nigerians, most especially the last two days. Many lives have been lost and properties destroyed at the height of what started as peaceful marches for the end to police brutality.

“The Feminist Coalition condoles with every Nigerian mother, father, son, daughter who has lost a loved one in these trying times. These Nigerians share the same vision for a better country as we all do and should be duly recognized as heroes.

“Following the President’s address, we hereby encourage all young Nigerians to stay safe, stay home, and observe the mandated curfew in your state.

“The Feminist Coalition has made a decision to henceforth stop all donation inflows for the #EndSARS peaceful protest. The rest of the donations will go towards funding medical emergencies, legal aid for wrongfully detained citizens, and relief for victims of police brutality and families of the deceased.”

Below is the official statement.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Converge at Lekki Toll Gate Despite Sanwo-Olu 24 Hour Curfew

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#EndSARS Protesters Gathered at Lekki Toll Gate Despite Curfew

Lagos protesters defied the 24-hour curfew imposed by the executive governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as they gathered at Lekki Tollgate to continue their agitation.

The peaceful #EndSARS protesters sang the nation’s national anthem as they held on to their Nigerian flags proudly.

Earlier today, governor Sanwo-Olu, had imposed a 24-hour curfew across all parts of the state, saying the peaceful protest has been hijacked by criminals and unscrupulous individuals.

In a statement put out by the governor, he said “I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society.

“Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests to unleash mayhem on our state. As a government that is alive to its responsibility and has shown a commitment to the movement #ENDSARS, we will not watch and allow anarchy in our dear state.”

“I, therefore, hereby impose a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State as from 4pm today, 20th October,2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.

However, the determined Nigerian youths matched forward as they clamoured for complete police reform and a broad-based transparent and good governance for all Nigerians and not a selected few.

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Lagos Imposes 24 Hour Curfew as #EndSARS Protest Turns Violent

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Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24 Hour Curfew in Lagos as Hoodlums Hijacked #EndSARS Protests

The Executive Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, imposed a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the state as peaceful #EndSARS protest turned violence amid the destruction of properties and lives.

In a statement released by the governor through his official Twitter account @jidesanwoolu, the governor said “I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society.

“Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests to unleash mayhem on our state. As a government that is alive to its responsibility and has shown a commitment to the movement #ENDSARS, we will not watch and allow anarchy in our dear state.”

“I, therefore, hereby impose a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State as from 4pm today, 20th October,2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.”

This was after reports of numerous attacks and destruction of properties by certain elements that the Nigerian youths claimed were sponsored by politicians to disrupt their agitation and invalidate the entire protest.

On Monday, prisoners were freed in Benin, Edo State by unknown individuals either sponsored by politicians or part of the protesters that gone rogue or with different agenda.

In Abuja, a group of thugs (sponsored or not) burnt several vehicles claimed to be parked by peaceful protesters while in Lagos, the story is not different as unscrupulous elements have been stealing and attacking people.

With a 24-hour curfew now in place in Lagos and Edo States, the youths agitating may be forced to eventually meet with the government to discuss their demands and implementation methodology.

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