Monday, 14 August 2017

ASUU DECIDES




- Academic Staff Union of Universities has announced an indefinite strike action
- ASUU which tasked its local branches to conduct referendum among members on whether or not to proceed on an indefinite strike has adopted the overwhelming position of the branches
- Poor funding of universities, part-payment of salaries of lecturers and the kidnap of two lecturers of the University of Maiduguri by the Boko Haram are among major reasons for the strike action
Nigerian students are set for a lengthy stay at home as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has embarked on an indefinite strike action.
The lecturers decided to go on strike after an estensive deliberation at its meeting held at the University of Abuja from Friday.
Consequently, the union has directed all members against going to teach or involving themselves in any academic activity, Premium Times reports.
According to a statement signed by Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president, the union explored all means of negotiation before the decision to embark on an indefinite strike action was reached.

The statement is expected to be made public at a press conference in Abuja on Monday morning, the news-outlet revealed.
“The national executive council (NEC) of ASUU met at the university of Abuja main campus, Giri, on the 12th of August 2017 to consider the results of a referendum from all branches in a bid to ascertain ways of convincing government to implement outstanding aspects of the 2009 agreement and MoU of 2013,” it read.
“The result of the referendum showed that an overwhelming majority of the branches of our union voted for the strike.
“In the light of the foregoing, and having exhausted all avenues to get government to fully implement the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement and the 2013 MoU as well as related demands, resolved to embark on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action commencing Sunday, 13th August 2017,” the ASUU president said.
Reports also have it that ASUU had earlier tasked its branches to conduct referendum among members on whether or not an indefinite strike should be called.
The position of the local branches on whether to proceed on a strike action was reviewed in the Abuja meeting which ended in the early hours of today, Monday August 14.
The overwhelming position of the local branches was consequently adopted.
Poor funding of universities, part-payment of salaries of lecturers and the kidnap of two lecturers of the University of Maiduguri by the Boko Haram are among major reasons for the strike action.

STRIKE OR NOT. ASUU DECIDES TODAY



ABUJA – ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will today take a final decision on whether it will proceed on strike over unresolved issues with the Federal Government or not.
Unconfirmed report had it that the union met yesterday at an undisclosed venue to take decision on the looming strike.
But when Vanguard sought confirmation of the meeting from the National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi last night, he simply invited our Correspondent to attend a press briefing at Labour House today.
But information had it that Chairmen of state chapters of the union met in Abuja, with the national leadership where they collated and reviewed the results of the referendum they conducted in their separate chapters.
The chairmen whom majority of them had approved a nationwide strike, deliberated alongside the National Executive Council, NEC the duration the strike would last.
Recall that the NEC had met at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi on the 22nd and 23rd July, 2017, and deliberated extensively on issues arising from the 2009 ASUU/FGN agreement, the 2013 MoU and other related issues and decided to conduct a referendum at the branch congresses on the next line of action.
According to a letter signed by the union’s National President Prof. Ogunyemi, the issues at stake included payment of fractions/non-payment of salaries; non-payment of earned academic allowances, non-release of operational licence of NUPENCO, retired professors and their salaries, university staff schools, and funds for the revitalisation of public universities

Sunday, 13 August 2017

the wonder of vaseline plus vitamin E

   

The combination of Vitamin E oil and Vaseline is great for solving many skincare problems. Very effective for under eye dark circle sand puffy eyes. Just apply this cream on your under eye area and leave it overnight. You can use this as an anti wrinkle treatment overnight. Apply this cream all over…

Man Utd produce best showing since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, while Nemanja Matic looks a steal at £40m

United back to their swashbuckling best


This was the best performance by Manchester United under Jose Mourinho. Actually, in terms of pure theatre and capturing the essence of what United teams should stand for, it was the best since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

Attacking in waves at breakneck pace with a relentlessness that suffocates the opposition, this was a swashbuckling exhibition of football that showcased just how good they can be as an attacking unit when their expensive parts align so fluidly. West Ham United simply could not live with them and, in the end, were fortunate it was only 4-0. There were times last season when Manchester United dominated the lesser lights but could not score but even then they did not dominate and excite in anything like this way and, crucially, in Romelu Lukaku, they now have a striker who does not look like he is going to miss too often.

This was a dream home debut for United’s new No 9. Getting off to a good start invariably matters so much for big money signings these days and the Belgian was irresistible, announcing himself to a delirious Old Trafford by crashing a thundering strike in off a post to finish off a stunning move on the break. Then in the second half, Lukaku underlined his threat from set-pieces with a well-taken header. He could smell a hat-trick and the only disappointment was that it failed to materialise, with a good block from Pablo Zabaleta denying him a third goal.



Matic and Pogba … United’s new midfield axis

Ferguson once described Eric Cantona as the “can opener” for United back in the early 1990s and one has to wonder if Mourinho will come to apply a similar phrase to Nemanja Matic.

He might not offer the stardust of some signings but if this is the sort of liberating effect the Serbia midfielder has on Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford most notably, but also United’s other attacking players then he will become a most prized possession.

Antonio Conte, the Chelsea manager, will watch this dazzling 90 minutes and wonder how badly the champions have erred by selling the 29-year-old. On this evidence, and in a chaotic transfer market, £40 million looks a steal.

The tone was set when Matic chased down Pedro Obiang, forcing the West Ham midfielder into conceding possession and set Marcus Rashford tearing off upfield, the England striker slipping the deftest of passes into Lukaku to ram home. No wonder Mourinho talked so highly of Matic in the lead up to this

lassa fever outbreak in ogun state



The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Babatunde Ipaye has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever saying a 20-year-old patient tested positive for the virus and has been moved to one of the isolation centres set up by the state government.
Ipaye also said 66 persons who had contact with the victim have been put under observation as he called on residents to remain calm and assured them of adequate response surveillance in the case of another outbreak.
The commissioner challenged residents to always maintain good environmental and personal hygiene to contain the spread of the fever.

Friday, 11 August 2017

The Erudite family takes over Futo. 



From the word Erudite meaning scholars or learned ones, information reaching us is that some learned, political and very influential students have come together to form an Academo-Socio-Political and cultural group know as the Erudites. 


It is rumored that this very group has been involved in humanitarian and philanthropic activities around Futo since this year, like hosting of free Tutorials, giving out of academic textbooks etc. 
They've actually helped a student Enterprenure own a shop of her own at Poly Junction along Nekede road, they've also helped some students Settle their academic and accommodation problems, and in their just concluded general meeting which was on 11th August, they gave out scholarship to a student.
They claim to be ready to do even more. 


It is said that the only Extra Curricular activity done in Futo is Politics, so there is a possibility that this is a political group.
Nevertheless, Even if it's a political movement, they seem to have achieved in just few months what other political groups have not achieved in over 15 years.

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Judging APC in 2 years is impatience, wait till 2019 – Okorocha tells Nigerians


Chairman of Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), Chief Rochas Okorocha, has asked Nigerians to wait till 2019 before passing judgment on the APC led administration.

Okorocha said the country’s leaders were working hard on a daily basis and that Nigerians should be patient with the current government.

The governor said this in his speech during the Federal Government and PGF parley on Policy Synergy in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

He recalled that the APC came to power in 2015, when Nigeria was already battling with an ailing economy, insecurity, corruption and other challenges.

“We want to appeal to Nigerians not to judge us from the past sins; we have only been in the mantle of leadership of this great country for two years.

“You should judge us when the mandate entrusted to us expired,” he said.

Okorocha condemned agitation by people from some sections of the country, who were calling for secession.

“We are one united country and Nigeria will always remain indivisible; we don’t know who is Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo. Our determination is to stamp out hunger and bring democratic dividend to the citizens,” he said.

Host governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, in his welcome address, said APC governors had a duty of ensuring accountability, transparency and good governance.

“The enthusiasm and patriotism of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo show that the country is getting it right” he said.


OK... ALL Buhari's Family Members, Security Aides, Cooks, Return From UK, As Osinbajo Receives Instruction From Above To Be On Stand-By



It has been confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is slated to return to Nigeria this week, as some family members of the President and his wife’s Security Aides, arrived Abuja on Monday night.

Recall, that Buhari has been in the United Kingdom, UK, since May 7, undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Before He left, he handover to his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, as the Acting President.

Confirming Buhari’s arrival, Mrs Buhari’s Aide said: “The information just reached me now from the wife of the President, that everything is set for the return of Mr President to Nigeria. Already, some of the President’s family members and Security Aides of madam (Aisha Buhari), have just returned from London.

“The wife of the President may either leave London on Wednesday, or decide to come home with the President anytime soon. We have been told to be on standby, because Mr President is returning any time soon this week.”

Some staff of the State House, including security operatives, also said they got a directive on Monday, asking them to be on standby for the President’s return.

The staff, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, however added that the directive did not contain any specific date for the President’s return.

“We were only instructed to be ready for the return of the President at any moment. No specific date has been mentioned to us”, one of the staff said.

Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, had last Tuesday, quoted Buhari to have told the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, that he was making good progress, and that he would return to his duties as soon as Doctors advice.

They stripped my house bare – Jonathan

 

Former President, Dr. Goodluck  Ebele Jonathan, said, yesterday, that his house in Gwarimpa, Abuja, was stripped bare by thieves who carted away all movable items in the house.


Interior of former President Jonathan’s home, stripped bare by thieves.
Jonathan, who spoke through a statement issued by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, last night, said the theft was discovered last month, after which it was reported to relevant police authorities.

He said six of those arrested by the police were actually policemen guarding the house, contrary to confirmation by FCT Police Command on Monday that only four policemen were arrested in respect of the burglary.

The statement read:  “Following series of enquiries from journalists and other concerned Nigerians on the extent of the reported vandalisation and theft in the house of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan located in Gwarimpa, Abuja, we, therefore, would like to make the following clarifications: The theft was discovered last month upon which a report was duly lodged with the relevant police authorities.

“The police immediately commenced investigations which led to the arrest and detention of some suspects, six of whom were policemen, even as investigations continue.

“The house, which the former President bought from CITEC estate developers in 2004, was totally stripped bare by the thieves who stole every movable item in the house, including furniture sets, beds, electronics, toilet and electrical fittings, as well as all internal doors and frames.

“However, contrary to exaggerated reports in some media, only six television sets, three refrigerators and one gas cooker were stolen. Being that the house is a modest, a 4-bedroom duplex, it couldn’t have been fitted with “36 Plasma television sets and about 25 refrigerators” as falsely reported by some media outfits.

“We thank all Nigerians for their show of concern and wish to convey the former President’s goodwill to all Nigerians.”

A security source involved in the investigation had said by the time family members of the former President were alerted to the looting early this month, the house had been stripped bare.

The source also said two dealers who had been main recipients of the stolen items were said to have closed down their shops at Panteka market and have since remained at large.

The source also revealed that the looting was discovered when a neighbour noticed “severe damage  in the house” and called a member of President Jonathan’s family to ask whether the house was undergoing renovation.

The former President was said to have personally gone to inspect the property after which he reported the vandalism to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

“After a team of officers dispatched to the scene confirmed the crime, Mr. Idris was said to have ordered the arrest of the three police officers who were still on guard duty at the residence.  They were arrested about two weeks ago,” the source stated.

A trader at Panteka market, who confessed to being close to one of the fleeing buyers of the stolen items, according to sources, said the police officers first brought some items to the market for sale in early 2016.

“It all started sometimes around March 2016 when a mobile police sergeant came to Tipper Garage market and brought some items for sale. He approached one of the wholesalers to buy them, but the trader said he does not buy items from an unconfirmed owner.

“The officer who identified himself as Sergeant Musa told the trader that he was one of the security men guarding Mr. Jonathan’s private residence at Gwarimpa. He took the trader to follow him to confirm that he was not a thief who had come to sell off stolen properties in the market.

‘’The trader followed him to the residence where he met two other policemen, an Inspector and a Sergeant. They convinced him that the items were part of gifts to them,’’ the source had said.

Sources said it was noticed subsequently that the stream of transaction had no end, as Sergeant Musa continued to invite the trader to the residence to pick up fresh items.

The source said: “At a point, the trader became scared when he suspected foul play and told Sergeant Musa that he was no longer interested in the transaction.  However, the officer later got another customer, a wholesaler in the market, who would eventually buy almost 80 per cent of all the properties removed from  President Jonathan’s residence.


Interior of former President Jonathan’s home, stripped bare by thieves.

Jonathan had lived in the house for about a year when he was vice president. His mother was also said to have lived in the house after the former President moved to Aso Rock Villa upon becoming Acting President in 2010.

Although Mr Ikechukwu Eze confirmed the story on Monday, he did not, however state what was stolen in the house.

Also cofirming the incident on Monday, spokesman of FCT Police Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, had said in a statement:  “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform the general public that it has commenced full-fledged investigation into the case of theft in the Gwarimpa residence of former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“Preliminary police investigation on the matter has revealed that some items were found to be missing in the house.

“Meanwhile, the Policemen who are supposed to be on guard duty at the house have been detained for questioning.

“Investigation to find out what actually happened is currently in progress.  The command wants to assure all that the result of findings on the on-going investigation will be made public.”

Monday, 31 July 2017

Young Musician Commits Suicide After He Talked About It On Facebook And His Friends Thought He Was Joking (Photos)



A young Zambian man identified as Mpanjilwa Mulwanda, who committed suicide by hanging himself on July 24, barely days after making a joke about it on Facebook.



His death is currently trending on Zambia Social Media and according to multiple Facebook sources, during a chat with his friends on Friday, July 21, he made it known that he was going to take his life but they all laughed it off. Infact some even encouraged him to do it.

He posted a photo with a rope tied around his neck and his tongue out as he posed for a selfie, but friends thought he was just goofing around.



A concerned Zambian, Simon Freeman, wrote on his death, he said:

“I never knew Mpanjilwa Mulwanda personally but after learning what transpired, seemed he mentioned taking his life to his friends who took it as a joke & probably never talked him out as much as they should have.
I know how friendship is but anyway, one thing this has personally taught me is we should learn to encourage love amongst ourselves.
“You never know what people are going through & just a few encouraging words from you could be what would stop someone from doing something unimaginable, we really need more wise & encouraging people for a better tomorrow.
It’s so unfortunate the brother is gone & nothing can be done about that but we can definitely avoid more incidents like this by loving one another more than expressing hate all in trying to seem like a star. R.I.P Mpanjilwa”

Another Zambian Facebook user, Joseph Kamfwa called on the police to arrest those friends who encouraged him to take his his life.

“ZAMBIA POLICE, Do people a favor- arrest and question all those kids who were pushing their friend to commit suicide.
They are as guilty as someone charged with 2nd degree murder. It’s high time Zambians learned limits to conversation”
See screenshots of some of the posts and photos he made on Facebook before taking his life.