Thursday, May 2, 2013
National Union of Teachers has opposed calls for local government autonomy.
NUT National President, Michael Alogba, who spoke in Abuja at a reception for officials of Zambia National Union of Teachers, also blamed the government for the declining education standard.
He said, “The entire teachers of this country are saying no to local government autonomy. Not that we have any fear or any grudge against the policy but because of the fact that local governments had been given such responsibility in the past, they failed woefully. That is the fear Nigerian teachers are entertaining.
“We are aware that the House of Representatives is handling the matter; we pray they represent the entire Nigerians very well. We would not want a situation whereby the recorded gains in the sector will be thwarted by this uncalled for autonomy.”
Satellite images show 2,275 burnt houses in Baga, Boko Haram destroyed mobile telephone towers – HRW
An international rights crusader, Human Rights Watch, on Wednesday described as hogwash, military’s claim that the fires that razed thousands of buildings in Baga, Borno State were caused by rocket-propelled grenades fired by members of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.
HRW, in a statement on its website, said satellite images showed that soldiers may have set the fires that razed down “2,275 buildings and left 125 others” in the town severely damaged.
Calling on the Federal Government to impartially probe the incident, it said that the military was covering up something going by the fact that it had vehemently refused to allow journalists access into the troubled community.
There had been reports that 187 persons were killed and about 2,000 houses torched during the April 16, 2013 clash.
Chris Kelly, member of the rap group Kris Kross, is dead, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to the Huffington Post. Kelly was 34. The Medical Examiner’s Office said it could not provide more details about the circumstances of his death at this time. An unnamed source told CBS Atlanta that Kelly was found dead at his Atlanta home. No further details were immediately released.
Kris Kross is perhaps best known for their 1992 song “Jump,” which spent eight weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The duo notably also frequently wore their clothes backward, inspiring a fashion trend.