Sunday, March 25, 2018

Chrisland defilement saga: How Mr Adenekan "put his mouth in my wee-wee"

Child X, the pupil allegedly defiled by Adegboyega Adenekan, a 47-year-old Chrisland School supervisor, on Thursday testified at an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence court in Lagos and confirmed that she was abused.

Child X, who is now four-years-old, was two years and 11-months at the time the alleged defilement occurred serially in 2016 at the Victoria Garden City (VGC) branch of the school.

The trial which was slated to begin at 2pm, due to other matters, did not start until 3.26pm. It ended at 5.53pm.

Before Child X’s testimony, Justice Sybil Nwaka, had ordered that members of the public vacate the public gallery of the courtroom. However, she allowed journalists and lawyers to witness the testimony.

"Its a conspiracy against us"- Chrisland School responds to Child Defilement allegation

The Chrisland School on Tuesday, sent emails to parents of their students, as the news of the defilement of a two-year and 11-month old female pupil, by the school’s supervisor went viral.
The story captured courtroom proceedings on Monday of the trial of Adegboyega Adenekan, the school’s supervisor, who allegedly defiled the female pupil.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tony Elumelu Foundation names 1000 Africans for 2018 Entrepreneurship Programme


More than 150,000 Africans from 114 countries worldwide applied to join the 4th cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s (TEF) 10-year, $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. 

Today, the Foundation announced the African entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high-potential business ideas.

The 2018 cohort includes an additional 250 entrepreneurs to the standard selection of 1,000 - thanks to: a $1,000,000 partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support 200 entrepreneurs in conflict and fragile zones of Nigeria (the North East where the Boko Haram scourge is felt and the Niger Delta region which suffers environmental degradation from oil spillage) a $200,000 agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support 40 pan-African entrepreneurs; and a $50,000 partnership with Indorama to support 10 Nigerians.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

How A 47-yr-old Supervisor Defiled my 35-month-old Daughter in Chrisland School - Victim's mother

The mother of “Child X”, the 35-month-old Chrisland School pupil, allegedly defiled by Adegboyega Adenekan, a 47-year-old supervisor in the school, on Wednesday broke down in tears while giving evidence at an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court.

The mother (name withheld) in a lengthy four-hour testimony while being led in evidence by Mr Jide Boye, the Chief State Counsel, at the start of her evidence gave a narrative of how she knew the defendant.

“She was two years and 11 months old when she mentioned it to me, I do not know for how long it has happened before she mentioned it, she was in Pre-school Two at the time but she started the school from creche.

How A School Supervisor defiled a 35-month-old Pupil in Chrisland School

An ex-social worker, Miss Gloria Chinoyera, on Tuesday told the newly-inaugurated Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how a two-year-old Chrisland School pupil was allegedly defiled by the  school supervisor.
The school supervisor, Adegboyega Adenekan, 47, is facing a charge of child defilement.
The prosecution alleged that Adenekan committed the offence sometime in November 2016 at Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah, Lagos.
Chinoyera, a lawyer ,who has also undergone specialist training in social work and issues relating to children, was led in evidence by Mrs O. Akinsete, the prosecuting counsel.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

France woos Nigerians to more English Language taught courses

President Emmanuel Macron of France

The French Embassy in Nigeria on Wednesday enjoined Nigerians to avail themselves of the increasing English Language taught courses in different Universities in France.

The embassy gave the advice in a statement to announce the forthcoming 6th edition of the French Education Fair, scheduled to hold in Abuja on Feb.12 and Feb.14 in Lagos.
“The French Embassy remains committed to strengthening ties between France and Nigeria and education provides the perfect platform to do so.

“The French mission in Nigeria is also creating partnerships between Nigerian and French Institutions to encourage exchange in not just knowledge but in students and faculty.

“Many French Universities, through the development of English language programs, can now break the language barrier and accept more Nigerians to study a wide array of courses,’’ it said.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces Africa's Biggest Entrepreneurship Forum

TEF leaders at the press conference

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s largest philanthropy focused on supporting entrepreneurship, today announced that the 3rd annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum – the most inclusive gathering of African SMEs – will take place on October 13-14 in Lagos.

This is the first year the invitation-only Forum is open to non-TEF entrepreneurs and will allow SMEs from across Africa to attend and form networks, share knowledge, connect with investors, link with corporate supply chains and influence policy makers and business leaders in attendance.