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23 Jun 2017

Federal Government Declares Monday And Tuesday Public Holiday

The federal government has declared Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection and pray for peace, unity and progress of the nation in its march to nationhood.
Mr. Dambazau, a retired lieutenant general, urged all Nigerians to shun hate speeches and divisive tendencies and join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria, which guarantees fundamental freedoms, including the right of residence in any part of the country, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The minister reaffirmed the determination of the administration to protect all lives and property of Nigerians, and added that the will of this administration should not be tested as to its capability to deploy security agencies to deal with any individual or group that may threaten the corporate existence of the nation, as well as the peaceful co-existence of the people.
The minister further assured Nigerians of the government’s resolve to be just and fair to all.
He wished Nigerians a peaceful and rewarding celebration.

Nigeria to become 3rd most populous country by 2050 – UN Report

Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050, according to a report released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The report, titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’, said with such development, Nigeria would overtake the United States in terms of population just as world population would reach 9.8 billion people.
The report said “by 2050, the third most populous country will be Nigeria, which currently ranks seventh, and which is poised to replace the United States.
“Among the 10 largest countries of the world, one is in Africa (Nigeria).
“Amongst these, Nigeria’s population, currently the seventh largest in the world, is growing the most rapidly.
“Consequently, the population of Nigeria is projected to surpass that of the United States shortly before 2050, at which point it would become the third largest country in the world.
“In 2050, the populations in six of the 10 largest countries are expected to exceed 300 million: China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and United States of America (in alphabetical order).
“Africa, which has the youngest age distribution of any region, is projected to experience a rapid ageing of its population, the report noted.
“Although the African population will remain relatively young for several more decades, the percentage of its population aged 60 or over is expected to rise from five per cent in 2017 to around nine per cent in 2050, and then to nearly 20 per cent by the end of the century.”
In addition, the birth rates in African countries are likely to “at least double” by 2050, according to the report.
That trend came in spite of lower fertility rates in nearly all regions of the world, including in Africa, where rates fell from 5.1 births per woman up to 2005 to 4.7 births in the five years following.
In terms of other population trends depicted in the report, the population of India, which currently ranks as the second most populous country with 1.3 billion inhabitants, will surpass China’s 1.4 billion citizens, by 2024.
The report noted that the world population, now at least 7.6 billion, was up from 7.4 billion in 2016, adding the concentration of global population growth is in the poorest countries.
The report said in spite of an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe, the population was spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries.
“With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline.
“At this rate, the world population is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and surpass 11.2 billion in 2100,” the report further revealed.
The growth is expected to come, in part, from the 47 least developed countries, where the fertility rate is around 4.3 births per woman, and whose population is expected to reach 1.9 billion people in 2050 from the current estimate of one billion.
In contrast, the birth rates in Europe are up to 1.6 births per woman, up from 1.4 births in 2000 to 2005.
“During 2010 to 2015, fertility was below the replacement level in 83 countries comprising 46 per cent of the world’s population,” according to the report.
The lower fertility rates are resulting in an ageing population, with the number of people aged 60 or over expected to more than double by 2050 and triple by 2100, from the current 962 million to 3.1 billion.
The UN Department said the population growth presented a challenge as the international community sought to implement the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda seeking to end poverty and preserve the planet.
The report also noted the impacts of migrants and refugees between countries, in particular noting the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis and the estimated outflow of 4.2 million people.
In terms of migration, “although international migration at or around current levels will be insufficient to compensate fully for the expected loss of population tied to low levels of fertility, especially in the European region, the movement of people between countries can help attenuate some of the adverse consequences of population ageing”.
(NAN)

22 Jun 2017

“I am not promoting fraud”, 9ice replies falz

Lots of people pointed fingers at 9ice when Falz talked about musicians glorifying fraud, they even said the statement was directed at 9ice. The Gongo Aso singer has now replied.

Watch video below…

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Donald Trump says 'Mexico border wall will have beautiful solar panels and pay for itself'

Donald Trump has suggested that the US border wall with Mexico could "pay for itself" through solar energy.

The US president suggested to Republican senators this week that if solar panels were installed on the wall they would generate enough energy to fund his controversial building project.

At a rally in Iowa on Wednesday (21 June), Trump told supporters that he had come up with the idea of installing solar panels on the wall himself.

"Solar wall, panels, beautiful. I mean actually think of it, the higher it goes the more valuable it is. Pretty good imagination, right? Good? My idea," he said.

"We're thinking of something that's unique, we're talking about the southern border, lots of sun, lots of heat. We're thinking about building the wall as a solar wall, so it creates energy and pays for itself. And this way, Mexico will have to pay much less money, and that's good, right?" he told the crowd.

Building a wall along the US-Mexico border was one of Trump's key campaign pledges. The billionaire said it was a necessary measure to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking. He has always insisted that Mexico will pay for the wall, but Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has strongly dismissed this proposal.

Trump's proposed 40-foot tall and 1,300 mile long border wall would cost an estimated $21.6bn (£17bn) to build, according to a US Department of Homeland Security report seen by Reuters in February.

During the presidential campaign, Trump said that the wall would cost around $12bn to build. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell estimated that the total cost would amount to around $15bn.

To cover the entire wall with 21-square-foot solar panels, around 13,358,136 panels would be needed, Gordon Johnson, managing director of Axiom Capital Management, told Bloomberg this week. He said the extra equipment and construction costs could add around $7.6bn to the total estimate.

If constructed, the border wall with solar panels could generate an annual profit of $221m, Johnson estimated. Without factoring in rising inflation, he said it would take the US government 125 years to pay the American taxpayer back the $28bn total cost of the wall.

Segun Wire Blasts Falz For Saying Musicians Should Stop Hailing Yahoo Boys

Chache Master, Segun Wire who went viral after he said He wanted to be a Yahoo Yahoo Boy in the Future, has ripped Falz apart after the latter urged his colleagues to stop hailing fraudsters in their music.

In an Instagram post, Obviously not written by the 8 year old, Segun ripped into the Lawyer turned Singer.. and it’s not funny.

He wrote;

You know not the struggle !! So why speak ill of it please , how many futures have the yahoo boys destroyed abeg! Shebi na judge they collect bribe for back even before court case and so na senior advocates never destroy futures ?? !! You speak of SOFT WORK ….only GOD knows your own definition of SOFT WORk and why is nobody coming out to judge you for that term SOFT WORK ..now person talk CHACHE you they complain shey na your lappy them they use

….Because you are privileged to shine with MUSIC and not the witty occupation called LAW full of lies and deceit …Let’s take us back to the foreign music we listen to most of the musicians over there speak of drugs and ammunition just to tell the tale of their experiences but there wasn’t any foolish advocate or whatsoever

…MIND you every artist in this country is entitled to the kind of message they want to pass out there to their fans …so why complain bitterly out of ignorance …if you so want to help , first of remove the BHAD GUY in your name as it portrays a bad example to the young ones and please MR man avoid tapping a*s In all your videos with those half unclad girls !!!

Check your self properly before throwing shades at anybody!! Many are out there unprivileged, unlike you born with a silver spoon from a better school in Nigeria to schooling abroad !! While the poor masses are out here hawking pure water just to send their kids to school and yet they are still been harassed by law makers like your self ..

MY GUY the beautiful ones are not yet born as the country is full of corruption…even your PAPA gather do corruption if na lie ….make we investigate !!

Many awesome Yahoo boys and kind hearted artist are at least using those money to open foundations programs and helping the poor masses !!

They are the new generation ROBIN HOOD !! Stealing from the rich to feed the poor …at least BABA they don do something ……instead make you mind your state you they use media take they feed your hungry self with Pep talk …shebi na your mate send small boy go school still they build house for him parents ….how many people have you helped ?? BABA AMVCA with no lens ….

Source: Yabaleftonline

Trump says he prefers rich person in charge of economy

U.S. President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t want a poor person in charge of the economy, as he defended his cabinet, which is thought to be the wealthiest in the country’s history.
“Somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?’” he told supporters at rally in Iowa.
“So I said …. because that’s the kind of thinking we want… because they’re representing the country.”
Making a particular reference to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a billionaire former investor, Mr. Trump said:, “They don’t want the money. And they had to give up a lot to take up these jobs.”
Mr. Trump, himself a billionaire, went on to refer to Gary Cohn, his chief economic advisor.
“This is the president of Goldman Sachs. Smart. Having him represent us, he went from massive paydays to peanuts, to little tiny … I’m waiting for them to accuse him of wanting that little amount of money.
“These are people that are great, brilliant business minds, and that’s what we need, that’s what we have to have so the world doesn’t take advantage of us.
“We can’t have the world taking advantage of us any more. And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just don’t want a poor person.
“Does that make sense? Does that make sense?
“If you insist I’ll do it but I like it better this way, right?”
Mr. Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is also a billionaire heiress, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former boss of oil giant Exxon, is thought to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Other rich appointees include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a former hedge fund manager, and Housing Secretary Ben Carson, who made his fortune selling books on his career in medicine and his political ideas.
(dpa/NAN)

We too are ‘disgusted’ with Nigeria, Onaiyekan Reacts To Biafra Agitation

The Catholic Bishop of Abuja arch diocese, John Onaiyekan, has blamed increased agitation for Nigeria’s breakup on the failure of the current government to abide by the principle of federal character in the appointment of public officers.
Mr. Onaiyekan, a cardinal, spoke in Abuja Wednesday at an event to mark the centenary of Abuja’s first Catholic archbishop, late Ignatius Cardinal Ekandem.
“The issue is, what are those things that are happening in Nigeria now, which need to be critically and effectively looked at, in such that, this sense of dissatisfaction, exclusion, injustice that people are feeling will be reduced to the minimum?” he asked.
“We all know what is causing people to be angry. If the federal character leads to injustice and marginalization, then, it does not make sense. We must change the way we are doing things, we cannot continue like this. Definitely, if we do, there will be more anger, more calls for change and we don’t know who will be able to mobilize more people to cause more problem.
“It is not only the Biafrans who are disgusted with this country; a lot of us are, even though we still are not thinking of leaving the country. It is like a father who is angry with his son; you will still not throw him away.”
Mr. Onaiyekan said the problems currently threatening the unity of the country could be addressed through restructuring.
“Some people put it under big title of restructuring. We need to restructure if we want the country to survive. The truth is that things are not organized properly and it makes the people to be dissatisfied,” Mr. Onaiyekan said.

Kemi Olunloyo Freed Again From Prison After 26 Hours Locked Up Twice

Kemi Olunloyo Freed Again From Prison After 26 Hours Locked Up Twice, she posted photo with caption below:
I have been released from #PortHarcourt Prison after 26 hours.

Locked up twice 82 days and 2 hours. If I can survive #PHMax twice, you can do anything you wanna do. S/O to my former inmates. Such love! I got toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, wrapper and a great meal.

Lawrita cooked me #OfoSoup which I'm taking to my hotel and Benny gave me her entire dinner last nite and a doughnut for dessert.

# BREAKING I have been released from #PortHarcourt Prison after 26 hours. Locked up twice 82 days and 2 hours. If I can survive #PHMax twice, you can do anything you wanna do. S/O to my former inmates. Such love! I got toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, wrapper and a great meal. Lawrita cooked me #OfoSoup which Im taking to my hotel and Benny gave me her entire dinner last nite and a doughnut for dessert. #Cell1(GRA) inmates ROCK! PRAY FOR MY PRISON SISTERS. Kidnappers, belle cases, assassin, EFCC fraudsters, cultists and 8 children plus 4 toddlers. S/O to a great PH fan Anwurheeka who met me shortly after my release. Port Harcourt fans are the greatest then #Lagos #Abuja #Ibadan. Magistrate court continues July then Federal high court October. I'm being sued in two courts for posting a newstip alleging corruption and adultery sent to me to investigate with witnesses coming forward. S/O to my prison staff family who did a lot of paperwork and shame on the judiciary who intentionally slowed down the prison court order. The judiciary should rid themselves of corrupt employees. SWIPE to see pictures. #MadamKOO #KemiOlunloyo
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Six European countries deport 34 Nigerians

No fewer than 34 Nigerians arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Thursday after their deportation from six European countries for violating immigration laws.
The Nigerians were deported from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.

The deportees, comprising of 32 males and two females, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos at about 6.30am on board a chartered Airblue Panorama aircraft.

They were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.

Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the deportation to aviation correspondents.

Alabi explained that, “This morning, we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from Europe. They were made up of 32 males and two females.”

“The deportees were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences in their host countries such as over staying their entry visas.

“Proper profiling of the deportees were first done by officials of the Nigerian Immigration Services to ascertain their identities as Nigerians before they were subsequently freed to enter the country.

“Some of the deportees even had their relations at the airport waiting to pick them up.”

Stop glorifying fraud with your music, Falz Throws Shade At 9ice (Video)

Singer Folarin Falana popularly know as FalzTheBahdGuy has called on fellow entertainers to stop glorifying fraud with their music and desist from praising fraudsters.

According to him the younger ones grow up and think these things are normal and legit. Watch the video below.

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Eid el-Fitr: Sultan Announces Day All Muslims Should Look for the New Moon...See Details

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar has announced a day all Muslim faithfuls must start looking out for the new moon.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged the Muslim Ummah in the country to look for the new Moon of Shawwal on Saturday, June 24.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Sultan made the call in a statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali on Thursday.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Saturday, June 24, which is equivalent to 29th day of Ramadan,1438 AH, shall be the day to look for the new Moon of Shawwal, 1438 AH.

”Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon of Shawwal, 1438 AH, Saturday.

”They should report its sighting to the nearest District of Village Head, for onward communication to the Sultan,” he said.

The sultan urged the Muslim Ummah to report the sighting of the new moon to the sultanate council on the following numbers:

0803-715-7100, 0706-741-6900, 0806-630-3077, 0806-548-0405, 0803-595-7392, 0803-596-5322 and 0803-614-9767.

-NAN

Shocker: Married Father of Six Nabbed Sleeping With a Goat in Katsina

In what will come across as a really shocking development, a married man has been found out to have had s*x with a goat.
Babangida Garba, a 42-year-old man who is a father of six children, has been arrested in Funtua Local government area of Katsina State for turning a goat to s*x object.

According to Vanguard, Garba was paraded along side other suspects for various criminal offences by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Usman Abdullahi in the police headquarters on Thursday.

Upon interrogation, Garba confessed to the offence saying his wife usually starved him of s*x.

The incident was said to have happened in Ungwar Mata, Funtua local government area where Garba was said to have had carnal intercourse with the goat belonging to his neighbor.

Shocking: How a Mother Offered to Pay in Kind For Daughter to Pass 2017 UTME

Reuben Abati has told a stunning tale of how a woman offered to pay in kind so her daughter can pass the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ish-aq Oloyede.

Participants included Professor Oloyede and his technical team, field officers and other staff, all the Chief External Examiners who supervised the 2017 UTME, across Nigeria, mostly Vice-Chancellors of universities, and provosts/rectors of polytechnics and colleges of education, in addition to major stakeholders from civil society.

The JAMB Registrar presented a detailed report on the conduct of the 2017 UTME, matters arising were identified and the meeting took certain decisions about the way forward, the details of which have since been published. The 2017 UTME was conducted throughout Nigeria between Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th May 2017, at 140 examination centres, 642 Computer-Based Test Centres, with 7,000 invigilators and monitors and 1, 722, 236 candidates.

It was the first examination to be conducted under Professor Oloyede’s watch as JAMB Registrar. He was full of appreciation for the efforts and contributions of everyone, including the civil society and security agencies who helped to ensure the success of the examination. The meeting noted that Oloyede and his team had also done an excellent job in organizing a commendable Computer-Based Examination across the country. In recent years, JAMB has insisted on computerizing its examinations, and under Oloyede, there has been not only an emphasis on this but also on the integrity and credibility of the examination. The Report presented by the JAMB Registrar was comprehensive, confident and informative.

In 2017, JAMB examined the highest number of candidates in its forty years of existence: 1.7million, with the highest number of participating external officials and monitors. The first point the meeting noted however, was that the figure of 1.7 m does not actually reflect the true number of candidates who sat for the examination. More than 300, 000 of the candidates engaged in double or triple registration, and where it could be established that any candidate sat for the examination more than once, such a candidate was automatically disqualified. A total of 666 cases were reported in this regard.

In one centre, a mother was said to have approached the Chief Examiner to ask him to assist her daughter to pass the examination. The Chief Examiner reportedly told her to leave the examination venue, but she insisted that if the Chief Examiner was ready to help, as requested, she was prepared to pay in kind. The alarmed Professor and Examiner told her it was not part of his function to do what she wanted. The UTME, he said is a merit-based examination.

For planning purposes, the figure of 1.7 m was misleading, a fact that was worsened by the fact that more than 50% of the candidates do not even have the pre-requisite qualifications, and in reality, more than 70% of all candidates applied for courses in the Arts and Social Sciences, whereas for national manpower development purposes, the expectation is that the Sciences should produce up to 70%.

The message here is clear: higher education admission processes ought to reflect the country’s manpower needs, and there is no doubting the fact that at the moment, there is a mismatch between our country’s manpower production processes and the job market, and this is perhaps in a way responsible for the country’s unemployment crisis. As it were, Nigeria’s higher education system produces graduates that do not fit into the demands of the job market.

Oloyede was more agitated about matters of integrity, credibility, accountability and transparency. He asked the meeting to take a close look at cases of examination irregularities and malpractice and take a decision. We were informed that a total of 1, 386 candidates all properly identified and documented were guilty of the following offences: impersonation, possession of prepared answer scripts, smuggling of foreign materials into the examination venue, possession of electronic gadgets including telephone, copying and spying from foreign materials, unruly behaviour, violent conduct, collusion, multiple registration and examinations.

We were all shocked when Oloyede asked his staff to present to the meeting, concrete evidence of examination malpractice. We were shown shirts, with presumed answers written out in the inner lining, slippers, belts, handkerchiefs, and all kinds of strange devices that candidates across the country smuggled into examination centres.

It turned out that a criminal gang had developed around the UTME, involving persons who deceived candidates into believing that they had access to examination questions. Such questions with prepared answers were sold to candidates ahead of the examination. But according to JAMB, this was meaningless, because the examination questions were sent electronically to the centres only on the day of the examination, and JAMB did not use the same set of questions, at any time, either in the morning or the afternoon.

The bigger problem came from the operators of the Computer-Based Test Centres, who colluded with candidates and parents to compromise the examination. Many of these CBT centres collected gate fees, ranging from N2, 000 to N20, 000 and higher, they recruited thugs, they deliberately created technical problems to assist candidates to cheat (in some cases, the CCTVs installed by JAMB were either switched off or covered up); some centres also ran parallel communication cables to secret rooms where ghost candidates who had done what is called 8 x 2 fingerprinting, involving a candidate and a substitute, ghost-wrote the examination.

Oloyede reported that JAMB did its best to track down all the fraudulent centres, across the country, 25 centres were involved in centre-induced malpractice, with 57, 646 candidates. Some other centres had technical issues, and in total, JAMB proposed that 72 centres in 18 states of the Federation should either be delisted or suspended.

We considered the report on every affected centre on a case-by-case basis, with each Chief Examiner responding to further enquiries, and at the end, the meeting resolved that 48 centres involved in extortion and malpratices should be delisted, while 24 centres should be suspended for a year.

The statistics on 2017 UTME malpractice is noteworthy. Most of the affected states are from the South East and South South as follows: Abia (381 cases), Imo (193), Anambra (152), Enugu (114), Cross River (78), Ebonyi (48), Akwa Ibom (44) while the states with the lowest number of cases are from the North viz: Kebbi (1), Kaduna (16), Kano (29), Katsina (2), Kogi (7) Sokoto (25), Taraba (4), Zamfara (1).

Yobe and Jigawa states had no reported case of examination malpractice, only 2 cases of multiple registration from the latter. Could it be then that students and CBT operators in the North are more honest than their Southern counterparts, or perhaps less computer savvy? Does the 2017 UTME say anything about national character?

Our deliberations did not cover this particular detail, but the meeting became more exciting when the involvement of parents, particularly mothers, was reported.

In one centre, a mother was said to have approached the Chief Examiner to ask him to assist her daughter to pass the examination. The Chief Examiner reportedly told her to leave the examination venue, but she insisted that if the Chief Examiner was ready to help, as requested, she was prepared to pay in kind. The alarmed Professor and Examiner told her it was not part of his function to do what she wanted. The UTME, he said is a merit-based examination.

The woman, not giving up, asked for the hotel where the Professor was staying. She offered to join him in the hotel later in the day! In another state, an invigilator lured a young lady to the control room with the promise that if she would co-operate with him, he would help her to pass the UTME. Other invigilators caught the two of them and promptly reported the matter.

When the young lady’s mother was informed about what had happened, her response was most unusual. She was not willing to press charges, or talk about the scandal. She was in fact not bothered at all. She would rather talk about something else. What did she want? She wanted JAMB to compensate her daughter with additional 10 marks or more, to make up for the sexual harassment. We were all alarmed. Strange things really happen.

Someone then remarked that JAMB should take a decision and ban mothers from following their children to examination centres and all husbands should be advised to keep an eye on wives who will go to any length to mislead their children. Again, the meeting did not concentrate on this delicate subject. But someone made a point: “You see this thing called corruption. It starts from the home. Many parents are setting very bad examples for their children. There is too much desperation in our country. The anti-corruption campaign should start with parents.”

Nonetheless, the meeting resolved that JAMB should introduce the use of electronic jammers at examination centres as part of measures to discourage centre-induced malpractice, the results of 1,386 candidates found guilty of examination malpractice should be cancelled, 57,646 centre-induced malpractice results should also be cancelled, while a supplementary examination should be held on July 1, for candidates who lost time due to the malfunctioning of servers, technical and log out issues, Biometric Verification related issues, late registration due to no fault of theirs, incomplete results and candidates of centres with mass malpractice but who are deemed innocent.

The JAMB Registrar further informed us that the examination body was ready to go to court where necessary to prosecute persons involved in examination malpractice, and that should any manager of a CBT centre find it necessary to challenge JAMB in court, he and his team would be glad to meet such persons in court. I like Oloyede’s spirit and the enthusiasm of his freshly energized team. The larger question is why examination, something considered a serious routine in other countries, is such a nightmare in Nigeria. Students cheat, parents collude with agents to help their children to cheat, examination consultants are worse, the kind of reports we receive daily about examinations in Nigeria sound fictional but they are worrisome because they are real. It is tragic that our public examinations are no better than Nigerian elections!

Just before the meeting ended, the representative from Akwa Ibom stood up and said he had a letter for the JAMB Registrar – one of the JAMB officials who served as a Proctor in Akwa Ibom state would need to assist the police with investigations into a case of examination malpractice and give evidence in court.

“I heard about that case. I have directed that the lady should leave for Akwa Ibom and stay there until you are through with the investigations. Who is her direct supervisor?’, Oloyede asked.

One of the directors raised his hand.

“Ha. Doctor. That lady is excused from work until further notice. She should relocate to Akwa Ibom and assist with investigations. We will pay her DTA and provide whatever support she needs. Wherever there is any reported case, we must follow it up to prove that we will not tolerate any form of corruption or malpractice where our examinations are involved. The examiner from Akwa Ibom, you can keep her for as long as you want until you get to the root of the matter. Mee-ting! Approved?”

“App-ro-ved!”, we all chorused.

**
Written by Reuben Abati

Two Notorious Lagos-based Yahoo-yahoo Fraudsters Thrown Into Prison for Defrauding Foreigners (Photo)

It is a sad day for two alleged internet fraudsters after they were remanded in prison for defrauding foreigners.
Folusho Oguntoyibo and Ojo Adedayo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, arraigned one suspected Internet fraudster, Folusho Oguntoyinbo, also known as Sydney, before Justice Hakeem Olatunde Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a three-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N700, 000 (Seven Hundred Thousand Naira).

One of the counts reads: "That you, Folusho Oguntoyinbo (a.k.a. Sydney) sometime in 2016 in Lagos within the Ikeja judicial division, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of Seven Hundred Thousand Naira from Roy Torgerson by falsely representing to him that you were Sydney A., female, which representations you knew to be false."

The 31-year-old suspected fraudster, however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him. In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Ayanfeoluwa Ogunsina, asked the court for a trial date and pleaded that the accused be remanded in prison custody.

However, the defence counsel, M.O. Lawal, told the court of a pending application for bail of his client.

Justice Oshodi adjourned the matter to July 13, 2017 for hearing of the bail application and ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody.

Meanwhile, the EFCC also arraigned a member of a syndicate of Internet fraudsters, Ojo Adedayo, a.k.a. Kate, before Justice Oshodi on a three-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents.

One of the counts reads: “That you, Ojo Adedayo (a.k.a. Kate) sometime in 2016 in Lagos within the Ikeja judicial division, with intent to defraud, had in your possession a document titled "Me", which document you knew contained false pretence."

However, the 22-year-old suspect pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.
Justice Oshodi adjourned the matter to July 13, 2017 for hearing of the bail application and remanded the suspect in prison custody.

Another Kidnap Gang Caught in Possession of Phone Belonging to Nigerian Lawmaker

Another kidnap gang has been nabbed by men of the Nigerian Police Force in possession of a phone belonging to a House of Reps member.

The police command in Katsina State on Thursday said it had arrested a gang of notorious armed robbers and kidnappers on Jikamshi-Yashi road in Musawa Local Government Area of the state, NAN reports.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP, Usman Abdullahi, made this known at a news conference in Katsina.

Mr. Abdullahi said three suspects were arrested on June 18 when the police went on a rescue mission following a road accident in Musawa area.

The commissioner said a passenger bus was involved in an accident with an articulated vehicle, adding that a driver died, while many passengers were injured.

He added that the injured were rushed to Musawa Hospital after midnight for treatment “but the police became curious when one of the accident victims had gunshot wound.

“The situation made the police to conduct thorough investigation in the area.

“Our men went back to nearby village and asked villagers if there was any case of armed robbery or something relating to that.

“And the villagers told the police that they heard a gunshot prior to the accident.

“During investigations, a vehicle with three occupants came to the scene of the accident but on sighting the police, the occupants attempted to escape but they were arrested.”

According to him, the suspects confessed to have been terrorising people in the area at gunpoint.

The commissioner said a laptop, 19 mobile phones, N350,000 and other foreign currencies were recovered from the suspects.

He added that further investigation revealed that one of mobile phones belonged to a House of Representative member.

Mr. Abdullahi said the House of Representative member told the police that he lost the phone about four months ago when he was kidnapped.

The commissioner said the suspects would be charged to court soon.

BREAKING News: INEC Releases Statement After Receipt of Recall Petition to Sack Dino Melaye from Senate

From all indications, it seems clearly that the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, might be sacked from National Assembly after INEC acknowledged his constituent's petition.

We reported on Wednesday that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has received the 188,588 signatures out of the 360,098 registered voters in Kogi West representing 52.3% percent required for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from National Assembly.

The Special Adviser to the Kogi state governor on political affairs, Pius Kolawole had earlier announced the results of collated signatures in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district.

He had said that the collation of signatures of voters to that effect was carried out successfully on June 17, and also commended the voters in the district for turning out en mass for the exercise, saying that Section 69 of the 1999 constitution backed their action.

“In 2015, we voted for Dino and now we are using the same method to return him home,” he had said.

Meanwhile, INEC has just released an official press statement on the receipt of the recall petition by constituents at Kogi West Senatorial District, to sack their Senator, Dino Melaye, from National Assembly.

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My Husband Doesn't Sleep With Me - Woman Laments on Social Media

A woman whose husband is starving of s*x for reasons yet to be explained to her has lamented on social media about the emotional torture she is currently going through.

A married woman whose husband is not paying much attention to in the 'other room' has been left frustrated as she contemplates masturbation.

The horny woman has written to a relationship adviser and blogger, Joro Olumofin for advice from his thousands of followers as well as an indirect way of relaying the message to her husband.

Read her story below:

So Heartwarming: Cristiano Ronaldo Spotted Walking Into the Field With a Disabled Girl (Photo)

One of the world's best and most famous footballers at the moment, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been pictured walking into the field with a disabled girl.

World’s top footballer Cristiano Ronaldo walked out onto the field before the start of the Russia-Portugal football match of the 2017 Confederations Cup accompanied by a disabled ten-year old girl, Polina Khayeredinova, NAN reports.

This is the first time in the history of FIFA when a player was escorted by a disabled child.

This historic event was made possible by the Confederations Cup’s sponsor McDonald’s, showing that football is open to disabled children and lets them get involved in international competitions.

Leaders of football teams taking part in the Confederations Cup will be escorted by disabled children in each of the host cities, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi.

The match between hosts Russia and the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup Champions, Portugal, was held at the over 42,700-seat capacity Spartak Stadium, which is a newly-built facility in the Russian capital on Wednesday.

Reigning European Champions Portugal overcame Russia 1-0 in the second group stage match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The first goal in the match was scored on 8th minute into the Russian net by Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the captain of the Portuguese side and is currently considered the world’s top footballer.

More than 350 kids aged between 6 and 10 are participating in McDonald’s children’s program in the four host cities. Most of them come from orphanages, foster homes and low income families.

Other children were selected after a special creative contest. Its jury included Russian football team’s coach Stanislav Cherchesov and former players Alexey Smertin, Sergey Semak and Dmitry Sennikov.

This year’s tournament is being held between June 17 and July 2 at four stadiums in Russia and they are Spartak Stadium in Moscow, St. Petersburg Stadium, Fisht Stadium in Sochi and the Kazan Arena in Kazan.

Singer Harrysong Welcome Twins

Harrysong has reportedly welcomed a set of twins.The twins, a boy and a girl we learned were delivered in Beverly Hills, California.

According to Kimani Off Air, the singer has named them Perez and Tarela.

If this news is true, the pop star will be towing the path of D’banj and wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow, who secretly welcomed a baby boy last month.

D’banj shared a photo on Friday, May 26, of the hands of a newborn baby clutching his gold necklace, writing: “#KingDonCome The Christening of @danieldthird

Biafra: Why is Obasanjo, IBB, Abdulsalam, others not talking on agitation? Doyin Okupe

A former aide to the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has urged Nigerians to pray for the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo because he needs “wisdom from God” to handle the agitation for Biafra.

The former aide questioned why past leaders have refused to talk about the agitation in order to address some of the grievances raised. Those he blamed for remaining silent are Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsam Abubakar and TY Danjuma.

He made the remark while reacting to a video in which Igbo youths in their thousands besieged the compound of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, chanting “give us Biafra, give us Biafra.”

In a statement he signed, the former Presidential aide berated the federal government for not taking the issue of Biafra seriously.

He accused the government of pushing the Igbo people to the wall by not treating them fairly in the scheme of things in Nigeria.

Okupe also faulted the Presidency for not inviting Kanu during the recent consultation with leaders of thoughts from the South-East region.

He accused the federal government of making bad judgment when it comes to the situation of the Igbo people.

The statement reads, “There is indeed a “god” in Abuja. He is a very prideful and powerful god and his head office is in the Villa, the seat of power.

“Unlike Jehovah God, it does not give liberty to his subjects to exercise their will. He is captivating, imposing and compelling, forcing his will at random on his subjects and their subordinates.

“During President Obasanjo’s tenure, a very senior minister and a distinguished gentleman, during a period of national crisis, got up and with all his weight slammed the Presidents table and retorted vociferously ” Mr President, after God in this country, it is you,your word is law.!” When I heard that statement I knew it was god of Abuja that was speaking through the Hon. minister.

“Abuja itself is a Jerusalem of some sort. For as mountains souround Jerusalem, so they also surround Abuja, Also making it a naturally fortified city and giving a sense of comfort and safety to its Inhabitants . ( I pray my brother Femi fanikayode does not read this piece. if he does he will call me definitely to correct me about the comparison between the Holy city of Jerusalem and Abuja!!)

“The Abuja god and the water tight security of Abuja often times make the custodians of power make inadvertent misjudgements about the situations elsewhere in the country. And I should know haven been a victim and witness to such misjudgements several times while around the corridors of power.

“This morning I could not withhold the tears from my eyes when I saw the video of thousands of ibos, mostly youths, waving Biafran Flags and chanting in Nnamdi Kanu’s compound “all we are saying is give us Biafra”

“I cried because I empathised with them and I wondered how we managed to push a people to such a position of hopelessness and despair. I also fearfully wondered if by any act of commission or omission I have played any role in this ignoble act (s).

“Last week I wrote an open letter to the acting President . one of my recommendations was that the federal government meets with IPOB leadership and southeast stakeholders. “Unfortunately the God of Abuja speaking through the Ag. President said” the IPOB leaders are not members of the leaders if thought in the southeast.

“Yet in a country with a sitting government, the IPOB Leadership gives a sit at home order and it is obeyed in totality by the entire Igbo Nation.

“It has come to a sad point today that the IGBO and the actions or inaction of Prof Yemi Osinbajo will define the future of Nigeria.

“Yet I believe that there are still living legends of our time in this country who can move in to stop this dangerous insidious slipping into darkness.

“Why is obasanjo quiet? why is there no sound from IBB? What happened to soldier turned diplomat, Gen Abdusalam? Not a word from Gen Danjuma, Gen Gowon, Adamu Ciroma “Alex Ekweme, Chief Akinjide, Alani Akinriade and others?????

“If all the above elders and leaders who know the ropes stand aloof, why can’t the Ag. President take counsel from them privately and individually and deliver himself from the god of Abuja who always misleads his subjects until they are removed one way or the other.

“This is no longer an Igbo affair. It is a total NIGERIAN PROBLEM. Lets all put hands and heads together and find a solution, any peaceful solution before this impending National disaster overtakes our nation.

“In the meantime let the rest of the nation go on our knees and pray for Prof Osinbajo that the God of creation, who is greater than all other gods and who has saddled him, as Ag. President with the responsibility to lead the country at this time to give him the divine wisdom courage and genuine helpers to see our nation through these difficult times.”

The Fear of God is Key to Solving Nigeria's Problems- Sultan of Sokoto Speaks

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to have fear for the almighty.
According to the monarch, all Nigerians must strive to develop Nigeria into a country based on justice, fair-play and respect for one another.

"Above all, we need the fear of God, as with the fear of God, you find things going right. God is the Alpha and Omega.

"The fear of God is key to solving all our problems. Nigerians are very religious people and we have various Mosques and Churches,” the sultan averred.

He also promised that the traditional institution would continue to work relentlessly for Nigeria to remain peaceful, united and indivisible.

He spoke on Wednesday night in Sokoto, when he hosted some religious groups, residents and members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), to a Ramadan dinner.

2019: Senator Kwankwaso reveals who will decide Buhari’s move

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (APC, Kano Central), has said that only God will determine if President Muhammadu Buhari will contest a second term in 2019.

Speaking to select journalists in Abuja yesterday, the former Kano State Governor, insisted that despite Buhari’s health challenges, he could still seek re-election.

He said: “If he is going for second time, there is no problem because (the fact that) somebody is in the hospital doesn’t mean somebody who is outside is healthier than him. It is the decision of Allah and nobody can fault it.”

On whether the National Assembly had powers to introduce new projects in budget, Kwankwaso made it clear that the document must be scrutinized.

“The National Assembly is not a photocopier. It needs to look at the figure and issues. If you take the constituencies of the entire senators, they are equal to that of the president and if you look at the entire federal constituencies of Reps, they are equal to that of the president.

“So, executive, legislature and even the judiciary must be together in the interest of the country,” he said.

5 Interesting Reasons Why Talking to Yourself is not a Sign of Craziness

It has long been described as a sign of madness, before scientists found that it was far from it. Talking to yourself or self-talk is an action that not only helps you materialize your thoughts, but also helps you make better sense of things. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 reasons why talking to yourself is anything but crazy.

It Speeds Up Your Brain

Talking to yourself can actually help you complete tasks faster and helps improve your accuracy and performance. Repeating to yourself what you need to find or accomplish helps spark your memory and speeds up the rate at which your brain works in helping to accomplish the task. Talking to yourself also helps improve your self-control, reduces impulsive behavior and even helps improve your decision making.

It Helps You Organize Your Thoughts

When you’re confused or when it seems like your thoughts are running rampant through your mind, talking to yourself help you organize these wild and confusing thoughts. Conversing with yourself, especially when there’s no one around to really talk to, help you get a grip and clarify your thoughts enough to tend to what’s important and make decisions on whatever you’re contemplating.

It Helps To Improve Focus and Behaviour

Talking yourself through tasks helps improve your focus and helps you to better adjust your behavior to suit the work at hand. Verbally announcing each step of a task to yourself can actually help you perform much better at it because of improved focus, and it also makes it easier for you to set goals for yourself. So, next time you need to carry out a tasking, tricky or confusing project, try giving yourself verbal directions (in other words, try talking yourself through it). You’ll notice that your spoken statements actually help you determine what your next move should be, and what behavior you will need to complete the project.

It Helps You Feel Less Anxious

Giving yourself a quick talk out loud when you need to calm your nerves helps relax you, makes you less anxious and actually increases your chances of performing better. Talking or conversing with yourself before a stressful event can help you relax. Using second person phrases or pronouns during your ‘self-talk’ does a lot in helping you build confidence; this is because talking to yourself with second person pronouns helps create a psychological distance from the event, which allows you manage your nervous and anxious emotions much better.

It Can Improve Your Success Rate

Encouraging yourself out loud increases your chances of succeeding. Speaking positive and encouraging words to yourself especially when working to complete a task or achieve a goal, increases your chances of overall success in the task. Of course, this does not take the place of actual knowledge, hard work and effort, but it does make your odds of success a tad better. In addition, encouraging yourself is not enough; you have to take note of the pronouns you use to encourage yourself. Studies show that encouraging yourself with second person pronouns actually has greater benefit than first-person pronouns. Second person pronouns reminds you of not only of yourselves but of those who believed or believe in you, and this in turn gives you an ego boost as well motivates you and grows your confidence to keep pushing.

Teenage Couple Flogged for F0rnication Returns to Pastor for Baby’s Dedication (VIDEO)

A teenage couple allegedly flogged by Bishop Daniel Obinim, ostensibly for having sex out of wedlock, have returned to the church, seeking his blessings on the product of their ‘fornication.’
Obinim is a Ghanaian pastor known for self-proclaimed spiritual powers and extreme practices which have often sparked national outrage for infringement on rights of church members.

The news of the birth of the teenage couple’s baby became public when they took the newborn to Obinim’s Church, International God’s Way Church, for dedication.

The baby was born earlier in June.

A video of the bishop flogging the couple during a church service had gone viral on social media sometime last year.

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The teenage girl, named Jezuah, was pregnant; but along with her 16-year-old boyfriend, Iliyasu, were flogged allegedly for engaging in premarital sex that led to her pregnancy.

Obinim, who was angered by the couple’s amorous activity, stripped Iliyasu of his shirt while Jezuah was in a white gown. The pastor then marched them to the pulpit, where the two lovers were flogged before the congregation.

Though widespread condemnation greeted Obinim’s action, the couple’s parents felt the “correction” was meted by “an angel” and therefore in order.

The couple’s action of bringing their newborn to Obinim for dedication seems to ratify that view.

He Removed Our Underwear and Put His Manh00d Inside Us - Sisters Implicate Lagos Butcher in S£xual Abuse

A Lagos butcher has landed in hot soup after being accused of s*xually molesting two minors as well as transmitting STDs to them.
The Accused, Aminu Umar
A 42-year old man, Aminu Umar who allegedly r*ped two underaged girls (aged between 4 and 7), had reportedly infected the victims with S*xually Transmitted Disease (STD) in Lagos.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the victims parents raised alarm in their area and claimed that the victims private parts were decaying and they have been discharging consistently from their private since the incident happened.

The parents are now afraid that the injuries the victims sustained during the act had been resisting drugs, and as such they are apprehensive that it might turn out that they have contacted HIV.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at 5 Salako street in Oko- Oba area in the suburb of Lagos where both the suspect and victims parents reside.

Police sources said the Kano state-born Umar who is a butcher usually return early to their house after he finished killing cows at the abattoir. While at home, he would lure the victims into his apartment with Bobo drinks when their parents were not around and defile them.

This has been going on without the victims informing their parents until the recent assault on the victims. A reporter gathered the act was exposed when the mother of the 7-year old victim took her to the bathroom to bath her.

It was gathered that when the mother attempted to wash her private, she started crying and complained that the private was paining her since Umar put his joystick inside it.

According the 7-year old victim, “Umar lured us into his room and gave us Bobo.

"Thereafter, he removed his clothes, our pants and clothes too and carried us to his bed where he was putting his joystick into our v*gina”.

When the mother checked the victims private, there were bruises showing forceful penetration.

The matter was then reported to the Police and Umar was arrested and charged to court.

He pleaded not guilty but informed the court that his wife was not living with him.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Davis Abegunde granted him bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum.

Umar was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.

The matter was adjourned till 26 June 2017.

CAN fires back at Education Minister, insists Buhari’s government removed CRK

The Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) has replied​ the ​Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) ​for saying Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) ​was not removed from secondary school education curriculum.
CAN, while insisting that the Buhari government removed the subject, dared the Ministry “to publish the full details of the controversial new Curriculum of Education if they have no hidden agenda​”​.

​Recall that Adamu​ faulted the position of CAN over the matter when he​ spoke to newsmen after Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the State House on Wednesday​.

Adamu said dummy was sold to CAN by the social media and probably by an individual who wanted to add to the growing tension in the country.

​His words: ​“On the issue of CRK which the social media took up and deceived the leadership of CAN and they believed it because as l read in the newspapers, they were asking the acting president to confirm it, there is no truth in it at all.

“It was just the work of somebody’s imagination; probably somebody who wishes to raise the tension of the country after the Biafra issue and then quit order given by some young people in the North; it then follows that somebody is trying to fuel the embers of the tension. There is no truth whatsoever in it. Certainly, there was a policy in 2012 which was given effect in 2014 before this government came in.

“One of the things I did when I assumed the office of the minister was to speak to the National Educational Council to disarticulate History from Social Studies curriculum because we needed young people to know History. You cannot know who you are without knowing who your ancestors were.

“The next thing l did was to ask the National Council on Education (NEC) to accept and agree to it and they did accept and agreed. The CRK has been made compulsory for all Christians and Islamic Religious Knowledge has also been made compulsory for all Muslims​”.​

​Firing back on Thursday, CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, recalled that the body exposed “perceived dangers packaged in the new Curriculum of Education”, which it raised in its recent meeting with the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

​In the statement, Ayokunle noted: “In this curriculum, Islamic and Christian Religious Studies will no longer be studied in schools as subjects on their own but as themes in a civic education.

“This undermines the sound moral values that these two subjects had imparted in the past to our children which had made us to religiously and ethnically co-exist without any tension.

“Islamic Religious Knowledge was equally made available as a subject in another section without any corresponding availability of Christian Religious Knowledge. Is this not a divisive curriculum that can set the nation on fire? Is this fair to millions of Christians in this nation?”

​Th​e CAN President cited a case in Kwara State where a student was punished for refusing to register for Islamic Religious Knowledge.

“A Christian student in a secondary school in Kwara State had his body lacerated with cane by the Arabic Teacher because the pupil refused to do Islamic Religious Knowledge when French Teacher was not available and Christian Religious Knowledge, Hebrew or Greek were not part of the options at all.

​”​The chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in Delta State has also called to complain that students are calling him to say that their teachers are saying that they will no longer be doing CRK as a subject again. Who is deceiving whom?

​”​As far as CAN is concerned, the curriculum is a time-bomb, obnoxious, divisive and ungodly and its implementation must be stopped until all the grey areas are addressed. Like we told the Acting President, it’s introduction is an ill-wind that blows nobody any good for so many reasons.

​”​If we are going to do pilgrimage together as a nation, there must be fair play, mutual respect for one another and justice which can be brought about by different arms of government. We demand for justice from the government on this matter very quickly.

​”​We request for a return to the curriculum we were using before this dangerous one which did not produce insurgents or a wrongly indoctrinated Nigerians. It was the students that came from a school system where morning devotion was removed that are behind the insurgency and kidnappings that are happening now and then.

​”​Those of us who passed through the former system where we all did devotion in the morning and in the afternoon at closing in our schools lived together peacefully irrespective of our religions. The government must stop the operation of this new curriculum. It did not come out of a forward looking research but a backward one. A stitch in time saves nine.

​”​We caution the Federal Government against the use of propaganda in addressing this sensitive issue because the unity of the country is at stake. We are not crying wolves where none exists.

​”​We are disappointed hearing the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu claiming that CAN was believing a piece of misinformation received from the social media.

​”​To say the least, that is a misleading statement from a Minister who is not only trying to Islamise the ministry with all the appointments he has made but denying the reality of discrimination policy under his watch.

​”​We counsel Adamu to reconcile his position with the spokesperson of his ministry who agreed that both CRK, IRK and Civic Education had been merged to become one subject before denying the reality.

​CAN further demanded “That the implementation of the curriculum must be suspended till a workshop is organized where all the stakeholders must be well represented.

​”​T​hat t​he Presidency should direct the Federal Ministry of Education to publish the full details of the curriculum on its website to enable everyone know what it contains.

​”​That there was nothing wrong with the old curriculum on Christian Religious Studies and Islamic Religious Studies. What people are yearning for is a return to Civic Education and History for obvious reasons as distinct subjects.

​”That the heads of the parastatals and agencies in the Federal Ministry of Education should be overhauled with a view to balancing the religious dichotomy. A situation where 13 of their heads are Muslims while the remaining four are Christians is an ill-wind that would blow no one any good.

​”That the Presidency ​should call for a meeting of all stake holders to look at this curriculum line by line and for all of us to own it together before implementation​”​.

Emotional Tributes Pour in For Female NYSC Member Who Died Of Pneumonia (Photos)

A Microbiology graduate of Imo State University, Chizzy ‘Zizy’ Mild, deployed to Plateau State for the NYSC program has died of Pneumonia.

According to reports, she recently passed out of Orientation camp and was posted to Jos, the state capital where she passed away. Her body has been taken down to Imo state on Tuesday, June 20th.

She reportedly came down with pneumonia and died immediately. Emotional tributes have started pouring in for the late Zizy. Rip!





 
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