3 people with student debt open up about their budgets

3 people with student debt open up about their budgets

Student debt is consuming an ever larger share of household budgets. Today, more than two-thirds of college graduates have student debt, compared with less than 50% in the early 1990s. And, back then, the average balance was $9,000 – now it’s $30,000. The typical monthly bill is nearly $400. Americans are more burdened by student … Read more…

Trump rolls out policies pushing federal funds to religious groups

Trump rolls out policies pushing federal funds to religious groups

Pastors and attendees lay hands and pray over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors and Leadership Conference at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio on September 21, 2016. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a series of new rules … Read more…

Student loan debt is over $1.6 trillion and balances aren't going down

Student loan debt is over $1.6 trillion and balances aren’t going down

The rapid increase of student loan debt has slowed over the past few years, but individual borrower balances aren’t going down mostly because hardly anybody is paying down their loans. Total indebtedness over the past year or so has stopped its meteoric rise, according to a study that Moody’s Investors Service released Thursday. Nevertheless, the … Read more…

Don't Expect Favours Or Handshakes - Kwame Eugene To Ghanaian DJs | Music

Don’t Expect Favours Or Handshakes – Kwame Eugene To Ghanaian DJs | Music

Play Ghanaian songs without expecting ‘thank you’ calls – Kwame Eugene to DJs Ghanaian highlife musician, Kwame Eugene, has called on radio DJs to promote Ghanaian music through their media without expecting favours or handshakes. The ‘Ohemaa’ hitmaker said DJs should play songs of Ghanaian artistes with the same fervour they promote Nigerian songs. Speaking … Read more…

Sandra Ikeji Actually Breaks The Guinness World Record With Her White Wedding | General Entertainment

Sandra Ikeji Actually Breaks The Guinness World Record With Her White Wedding | General Entertainment

When the wedding planner decides to get married, we can expect nothing less than spectacular, and that is exactly what Sandra Ikeji‘s white wedding turned out to be. She said she’d do it, and she actually did it! Sandra Ikeji wanted a record-breaking wedding and she got just that today as she tied the knot with … Read more…

MIT puts professor on leave for Jeffrey Epstein donations

MIT puts professor on leave for Jeffrey Epstein donations

Jeffrey Epstein in 2004. Rick Friedman | Corbis News | Getty Images The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Friday that it had placed one of its tenured professors on paid administrative leave after finding that he “purposefully failed to inform MIT” that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was the source of two donations in 2012 … Read more…

Becca To Say Bye-Bye To Music | Music

Becca To Say Bye-Bye To Music | Music

Rebecca Acheampong, popularly known as Becca says she will end her music career by the end of 2020. The beautiful Songstress in a post on social media; announcing her plans for the year said her thirteen years career in music, will end this year. According to the ‘Yes I Do’ hitmaker, she will focus on … Read more…

What college is like for students with disabilities, according to a Harvard grad

What college is like for students with disabilities, according to a Harvard grad

“Can you hear me?” The voice coming through my earbuds sounds scratchy. The earbuds connect to an FM receiver, part of an assistive listening device. Harvard Law School hired American Sign Language interpreters with voice transliteration skills to provide access to audio and visual information in my classes. In the back, interpreters Celia Michau and … Read more…

Free education that is not free – Punch Newspapers

Free education that is not free – Punch Newspapers

Michael Omisore Gradually, common sense appears to be  prevailing as some parents are withdrawing their children from private schools to public schools due to the renewed effort by many state governments to offer free education at the basic and secondary school levels. This is bound to happen because of the economic situation of the country … Read more…

Miyetti Allah preaches peace, unity among Fulani leaders, followers – Newtelegraph

Miyetti Allah preaches peace, unity among Fulani leaders, followers – Newtelegraph

Year 2019 got greater number of women and NGOs speaking against prevalent sexual violence in the country, with both NGOs and police saying the number of reported cases has increased rapidly in recent years. OLUWATOSIN OMONIYI reports     Towards the end of the year, the federal government and some state governments opened sex offender … Read more…