Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Opposition misinforming Nigerians on Jonathan’s performance – FG

The Federal Government has accused opposition parties  of  deliberately misinforming Nigerians  about  the performance of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, who  made the allegation  on Tuesday, however said Jonathan was determined to pursue and actualise his administration’s transformation agenda   in spite of the tendency of the opposition to feed the public  with   wrong information.
Anyim  said this in an address he sent to the opening of a one-day workshop on Effective Information Management and Public Communication as a Key Component of the Transformation Agenda.

Half A decade after Ijegun explosion, victims allege neglect

Victims of pipeline explosion at Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos State, say five years after, they have yet to get compensation from the government.
 The incident claimed the lives of 19 persons while no fewer than 250 persons sustained injuries.
It was learnt that the community had sued Lagos State Government, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Petroleum Product Marketing Company for N97bn damages.
However, the community was said to have reconsidered its decision after a traditional ruler intervened to avoid a prolonged legal battle.
At a negotiation  meeting with the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the chairman of the Ijegun Fire Victims, Mr. Olaseni Shoewu, said the community decided to withdraw the matter from the court because the government agreed to give financial support to those affected by the inferno.

Family Tragedy: Why These Children May Not Live Up To Their 20th Birthday

Experts say four children: Tochukwu, 14, Ifeanyichukwu, 11, Vivian and Marvelous, born by the same parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zebulun Onyia-Eburuo, may not live long because of a genetic condition inherited from their parents, known as muscular dystrophy.
Diagnosis reveal that the type, afflicting the children, is Duchane muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy has several types, depending on the part of the body under siege.
The condition has no cure while research shows that sufferers die before they attain the age of 19 or 20 years. The very lucky ones may live up to 30 years.

Appalling state of electricity supply

LONG-SUFFERING Nigerians, who may have been coaxed into believing that a significant improvement in power supply levels awaits them this year, cannot but be dismayed at the persistently poor output of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. In spite of claims by government officials of improved electricity supply across the country, the reality on the ground is that very little has changed in the lives of Nigerians, who still have to depend heavily on standby generators as their primary source of electricity. Companies that had long given up on public power supply, because of its erratic nature, continue to invest heavily in alternative sources of power to keep their production lines running in a very difficult business environment created by acute shortage of electricity. Everyone still has to cope with frequent and prolonged power cuts with serious implications for the social and economic lives of the people.

MAY DAY: Workers Endorse Aregbeshola For Second Term

Workers in the state of Osun celebrated the workers day with an endorsement of Governor Rauf Aregbesola for second Term in Office.

Leaders of the state’s chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC); Comrade Saka Adesiyan and Comrade Oladele Adetunji , while speaking respectively at the celebration of the workers day in Osogbo, the state capital, stated that any government that places the welfare of its citizenry topmost deserves to be supported.


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