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Emir of Kano, Sanusi others Honoured by SOAS University of London

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L-R: Marie Staunton, Chair of Board of Trustees (BoT) of SOAS University of London; His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, CON, Emir of Kano and Baroness Valerie Amos, Director, SOAS University of London at the conferment of Honorary Doctorate in Finance by the SOAS University of London on Emir Sanusi during its 2019 graduation ceremonies in London…on Friday

The Emir of Kano, His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II on Friday bag honourary doctorate award in Finance at the 2019 Graduation ceremonies of the SOAS University of London.

Emir Sanusi was among other pioneering figures in the fields of law, literature, journalism, and finance honoured at this year’s Graduation Ceremonies of the prestigious university. Other awardees are award-winning journalist Lindsey Hilsum, editor, broadcaster and critic, Margaret Busby and human rights lawyer Nursyahbani Katjasungkana.

 The Emir was honoured for pioneering the introduction of Islamic banking into the Nigerian banking sector and his anti-corruption work in the financial industry. The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the University in its citation noted that the Emir has consistently brought his wealth of expertise to resolving significant development challenges including public health, girl-child education and reforms of Muslim family law as well as the systems of zakat and auqaf (endowments).

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Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS, said: “Our honorary awardees this year are all remarkable people who have been pioneers and innovators and sought to bring about change in the world. Their work has furthered the public’s understanding of conflict and humanitarian affairs; demonstrated how to tackle high level corruption in often complex situations; paved the way for greater diversity in publishing; and fought for and gained recognition for women’s rights in Indonesia. Their achievements reflect the values which are important to us at SOAS and I am delighted to welcome them to our community.”

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SOAS University of London President and renowned humanitarian Dame Graça Machel gave an inspirational President’s speech at the 2019 SOAS graduation ceremonies in which she called on graduates to become the next generation of leaders who drive change, find solutions to the world’s problems and end inequality.

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His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, CON, Emir of Kano and Dame Graça Machel, SOAS University of London President at the conferment of Honorary Doctorate in Finance by the SOAS University of London on Emir Sanusi during its 2019 graduation ceremonies in London…on Friday

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Orji Uzor Kalu’s Reprieve

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The prison is definitely not a place for the wealthy and affluent.

But when circumstances lead a man of means to such a place, he can only hope for a way out.

One man who understands this analogy is Orji Uzor Kalu, the erstwhile Governor of Abia State and Senator representing Abia North in the Senate.

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Having been found guilty of allegedly stealing public funds, the man was sentenced to 12 years in jail.

However, reprieve came for him when a court ruled that his case was heard out of jurisdiction.

The situation has thus seen Uzor Kalu walking away a free man, at least for the main time.

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Princess Adesola Ogunwusi Enjoys Quiet Matrimony

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Life always has a hidden agenda for everyone.

For some, they live long enough to witness it, while for others; it’s the other way round.

For Princess Adesola Ogunwusi, one of the sisters of the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, it has not been a bed of roses until recently.

Princess Adesola’s first chance at marriage failed woefully until she recently found love again in the hands of Prince Ayoola Shoremekun.

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The relationship which was celebrated with a colourful marriage was the talking point of the society months back.

However, since then, the couple has settled to a quiet lifestyle with much not being heard about them.

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Who Is After Seyi Tinubu?

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Amiable and soft-spoken aptly describes Seyi Tinubu, son of the All Progressive Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Those who have had reason to relate or deal with the Executive Chairman of Loatsad Promomedia will confirm this position.

Indeed, the younger Tinubu is humble to a fault, occasionally helping the less privileged when the need arises.

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But there is always that group that seeks to pull down an upwardly mobile young man, thus leading to a campaign of calumny against Tinubu.

The bearded and dark-complexioned man is currently being trailed by a blackmailer seeking to get paid.

Said to be in possession of a video in which the businessman is seen fighting in a nightclub, the blackmailer is asking for millions of Naira or he will release the video to the public, a threat which has been waved away by the new face of outdoor advertising.

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Maintaining that he was not in any club fight and definitely not during the lockdown, there have been posers regarding who is after the man.

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