After five days of almost non-stop reading, Olubayode Treasures Olawunmi got a well deserved rest, courtesy of GTBank at the WheatBaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.The 40-year old is waiting to hear from the Guinness World Record whether his attempt to surpass Nepalese Deepak Sharma Bajaan’s 113 hours 15 minutes record for the longest Marathon Read Aloud was successful.He spent 122 hours from Monday to Saturday at the Herbert Macaulay Library last week attempting to break the record – enjoying only two-hour breaks every 24 hours (five minutes each hour). During the period, he read 23 books – six more than the Nepalese. Read more
It was a moment of joy and excitement as members of the Praise Arena-Kingdom Light Christian Centre celebrated the graduation ceremony of Barrister Adesola Ajayi, a visually impaired Attorney of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was one of the beneficiaries of the scholarship programme of the church for vulnerable and less privileged people in the society.Ajayi is one of the visually impaired lawyers who graduated from Law School last year December. He is also one of the five students under the educational support programme for the physically challenged and vulnerable students of the church.Read more.
Hundreds of women on Friday besieged the premises of two first generation banks in Minna to access the empowerment package promised them by the wife of the Niger State governor, Dr. Amina Sani Bello.Dr. Bello while launching the scheme at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre on Thursday had directed the beneficiaries to go to the banks Friday to access their seed money.Each of the 3,000 beneficiaries was given Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to enable them withdraw the seed money from either of the two new generation banks where the money was deposited and where the women had been registered.Read more.
Authors of Dominik’s Diaries (Grandma: Desperate Measures), 10-year-old Nigerian twins, Hills and Wills Nwokedi, are making waves in the United Kingdom.
The book was written to inspire other children and it also helped them to gain popularity in the UK.
According to The Guardian, the boys who are currently in Primary 6, were born in Nigeria and moved to the UK at age 2. They have a strong penchant for reading and writing as they hope to become authors. They also have a book club for children to join and freely interact with each other and exchange stories. Read More