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Nigerian Girl Tobechukwu Phillips Shatters American School’s 125-year Academic History, Earns 6.9 GPA

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A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US.

Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after she earned A’s throughout her stay in the school. She emerged the first Black valedictorian in the school’s history.

Alvin High School was originally established in 1894. African-American students were allowed to join the school in 1965.

Speaking to Because of Them We Can, Phillips said, “Maintaining the highest GPA in my class is a difficult task. It truly takes time management but more importantly acknowledging what you do it for. I know that I am no longer just representing myself.”

Phillips had a word of advice for other students. She said, “My biggest advice to other scholars of colour is to truly adopt the mindset of Rosa Parks — ‘No.’ Do not conform to the stereotypes that have held us under thumbs for so long,” she explained. “Do not be discouraged when someone speaks out against you, simply allow what they say to fuel your fire. But more than anything, do not remain tight-lipped. Stand up for what you believe in and take it upon yourself to be the change you’ve always wanted. Say ‘No’ to the ways of the world and stick out.”

Phillips will attend the Nursing School at the University of Texas on full scholarship later in the year. Her plan is to one day own her own clinic as a pediatric nurse practitioner.

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BREAKING: 268 China Returnees Arrive Abuja

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About 268 Nigerians evacuated from China have arrived in Abuja this afternoon.

The flight that conveyed the evacuees landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport on Saturday afternoon.

Disclosing this in a tweet, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the returnees would proceed on compulsory 14 days quarantine as stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Some of the nationals had faced serial racial discriminations in Guangzhou, China, from provincial officials.

They were reportedly evicted from their apartments and hotels following their alleged refusal to go for the mandatory quarantine imposed by the Guangdong Provincial authorities sequel to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Some Nigerians sent a video of a woman with two children who were staying on the streets.

In the footage, the unidentified woman was feeding her infant daughter as the older second child slept in a baby walker; she was allegedly evicted from her apartment.

But the Chinese authorities said they subsequently provided free hotel accommodations for 207 Nigerians.

The government said the beneficiaries included Nigerians who were evicted from their hotels and apartments by officials in the wake of the compulsory quarantine and testing of foreigners for coronavirus by the Guangzhou Municipal Authorities.




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Fritz Awards Maiden Edition Calls For Entries

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Fritz Awards, Nigeria, has opened its call for entries. The event date is December 16, 2020.

The award in its maiden edition seeks to be the foremost platform rewarding creativity, excellence, ingenuity, and hard work in the film industry globally, continentally, and locally. It strives to tell stories that are diverse, experimental, compelling, and that matter.

June 1, 2020 – Submissions open

July 31, 2020 – Final Deadline

October 12, 2020 – Notification

Submit your entry here https://fritzawards.com/submit-your-entry/

You can find out of the rules and regulations and how to enter on here:

https://fritzawards.com/rules/

The award is named in honour of Friedrich Christian Anton “Fritz” Lang, Austrian-German-American Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Film Producer.

Aside the many qualities that stood him out among his peers including tenacity, doggedness, and the drive for excellence, he is noted to be the first filmmaker to feature a black person in his movie.

You can learn more about the award on our website: https://fritzawards.com/about/




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BREAKING: Co-Host Of ‘Kakaaki’ On AIT Test Positive To COVID-19

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Few weeks after the Chairman of Daar Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower, Dr Raymond Dokpesi tested positive to the dreaded COVID-19 virus, another staff of the organization has tested just tested positive.

PorscheClassy News gathered that the co-host of a popular political show on AIT (Kakaaki), Mr Sola Jaiyesimihas just been confirmed COVID-19 positive.

The veteran broadcaster who has been self-isolating since May 14th, 2020, after falling sick finally got his COVID-19 test result Saturday afternoon which confirmed his positive status.

Jayesimi is currently on admission at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital where he’s expected to undergo the compulsory 14 days isolation and treatment for Coronavirus.




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