Monday, December 9, 2013

ASUU Strike: This Government Is Not Ready, The Strike Continues

Public university lecturers under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Sunday insisted that they would not return to the classrooms on Monday as directed by the federal government.

They also accused the President Gooodluck Jonathan-led Government of insincerity in its bid to resolve the 6 months old dispute. ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge, confirmed their stand to go on with the strike...
The Federal Government had through the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, deferred its earlier ultimatum to the lecturers to resume work on Monday (today) or risk being sacked. The shift was to enable them to participate in the burial of Prof. Festus Iyayi, a former president of ASUU on Saturday.

Catholic priest goes gaga , Pulls Out Gun, Threatens To Shoot Church Members In Imo State.

. As you read this, a Catholic priest in Imo State is being investigated by the police after reports that he was illegally in possession of weapons.  The Reverend Father is said to be in charge of a parish in the Dikenafai environs of the Ideato South LGA of the state. He is said to have threatened members of his parish and endangered their lives with three unlicensed guns believed to be in his possession, without approval.

Facebook Set To Introduce Sympathise Option?

Facebook is considering rolling out a ‘sympathise’ option as an alternative to ‘like’.The option to ‘sympathise’ with a post on the social networking site would becomeavailable if a user had used a negative emotion in their status update, and could remove the incongruity of ‘liking’ news of a tragic event.The ‘sympathise’ button was developed at a previous Facebook hackathon but resurfaced at a separate ‘compassion research day’ web event last week. However, there are no firm plans to introduce it on the live site.

ASUU Strike Update- Federal Government Summons VCs, ASUU To Abuja

Following the refusal of university lecturers to resume classes at the expiration of the 9 December ultimatum, the Federal Government has summoned all Vice Chancellors of federal and state universities to a crucial meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. 

Also invited to the meeting were  members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee (IMC) On Needs Assessment Report for inauguration.

Manchester United Lover In kenya Commits Suicide After Loss To Newcastle.

A Kenyan fan unable to cope with Manchester United's loss to Newcastle committed suicide over the weekend. Police in Nairobi confirmed the incident on Monday.  John Macharia, 28, plunged to his death from a multi-storey apartment block in Nairobi after the Red Devils suffered a second home defeat in four days. Newcastle's first win at Old Trafford since February 1972 means the reigning champions are now 13 points adrift of league leaders Arsenal.
"Macharia jumped from seventh floor of an apartment at Pipeline Estate after realising that his team Manchester United lost 1-0 to Newcastle at Old Trafford and committed suicide," said Nairobi's County Police Commander Benson Kibui.

Wife Slumps At House Of Reps Member's Burial, Tambuwal & Mimiko In tears Uncontrollably

Hon. Raphael Nomiye Groovy, who represented Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency of Ondo State in the House of Representatives was laid to rest over the weekend.

The funeral was almost halted as the the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Nabi Nomiye, slumped at the occasion, some minutes before the internment of her husband. She was immediately taken up to the State Specialist Hospital in Okitipupa by the Chief of Staff to the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Kola Ademujimi, a medical doctor and she was attended to by specialists. The funeral continued after she was revived.

Nollywood Star Yul Edochie Talks About His “Secret” 9 Year Marriage.

“One good thing that happened to me is the fact that I got married” – Yul Edochie  Oh my! Who knew that the talented Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has been married since in the past in 2004. You knew? Then, why didn't you tell us? In a current interview with Hauwa of Village Square TV, things get only a little romantic with veteran actor Pete Edochie‘s son, Yul. After referring to how he relates with beautiful women, he opened a little bit about his nine year marriage and things got a little bit mushy. Check on it!Below are a few recent photos of Yul, his wife & kids.
Video Link after the break..

Mandela Family Begins Sharing Over $15 Million Fortune.

He was a celebrated symbol of peace and democracy the world over. But in the last years of his life, Nelson Mandela’s own family has been at war, bickering between themselves over his many millions.
And in the wake of the anti-apartheid leader’s death at 95 today, it is feared his surviving family will be plunged in to deep rifts over who stands to gain his fortune.

Goodluck Jonathan reveals Why Nigerian politics can’t produce a Mandela

President Goodluck Jonathan spoke yesterday of the virtues of a good politicians, saying intimidation and threats by some cannot make them great like like the late Nelson Mandela. He spoke while making a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid and South African’s first black president, during the special inter-denominational memorial service held in his honour at the Aso Villa Chapel in the State House, Abuja.

Unlike Mandela, he pointed out, many politicians in Nigeria resort to intimidation, threats and show of force in their communication. According to him, it would be difficult for a politician to be truly great than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle.

Photos: Nelson Mandela memorial service.

   There had been fears people would be turned away, but the heavy rain left areas of the 95,000 capacity stadium empty.

Corruption: $2.6 trillion stolen annually, says AfDB.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says an estimated 2.6 trillion dollars is stolen annually through high level corrupt practises in Africa. Dr Donald Kaberuka, AfDB’s President said today as part of activities to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day.

He said that the figure amounted to more than five per cent equivalence of the global GDP. According to AfDB one trillion dollars were being paid in bribes across the world every year. Kaberuka said that corruption had become a global threat, causing a serious roadblock to economic development and prosperity.

Kanye West denies comparing herself to Nelson Mandela stating he would not ‘dishonor or trivialize' the uplifting leader

Rapper Kanye West has denied reports that he compared himself to Nelson Mandela. In a series of tweets, Kanye has explained how he was misquoted and set the record straight over his supposed comments.
The Daily Currant had run a ‘fake’ interview with Kanye, where they quoted him as saying ‘I liberate minds with my music. That’s more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.’

South African flocked to house of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela, unified in their love for a historic figure whose funeral is expected to be one of the biggest in modern times.  At the Regina Mundi Church that was near the epicenter of the Soweto township uprising in 1976 against white rule, Father Sebastian J. Rossouw described Mandela as “moonlight,” saying he offered a guiding light for South Africa. Hundreds of people attended the Mass.

U.S. war veteran released by North Korea returns home.

(Reuters) – An 85-year-old Korean War veteran held for more than a month by North Korea as a war criminal arrived in San Francisco on Saturday to be reunited with his family

North Korea detained Merrill E. Newman for crimes it accused him of committing during the conflict six decades ago as a member of the U.S. special forces. He was released for humanitarian reasons after he apologized, the country’s state news agency said.

Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Marshal Harry’s Daughter

UNKNOWN gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Miss Julie Harry, the daughter of the former Vice-Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, late Marshal Harry.

The eldest son of the late politician, Mr. Sonny Harry, who disclosed this to SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday, said his sister was seized by hoodlums on December 1, 2013, about 100 metres away from her residence in Eleparanwo, Rivers State.

Death Shift from Bride's head after wedding on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

A bride narrowly escaped death in an automobile crash while on her way from her wedding. The accident involving a NNPC  tanker with number plate XG 321 MKA, a cargo truck and two saloon cars happened at about 4: 45pm on Saturday, near to the Otedola bridge, Alausa, on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

Our reporter who witnessed the accident said the NNPC truck, while descending the slop from Alausa at top speed, couldn't hold its break. It then ran into the initial car and squashed the second one from the cargo truck.

Abomination: 24-year-old Cross River man Impregnates Younger Sister

A twenty-four-year-old man, Ndifreke Uko has allegedly impregnated his younger sister, Otobong Uko.
The incident occurred which occurred at Ikang Etta Street in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State, has left residents reeling in shock as they could not fathom why the two siblings engaged in such incestuous act.

Narrating her ordeal, Otobong said: “My brother has been having regular s*x with me until I suddenly realized what the whole thing was all about. And when I noticed it, I told my father, but he advised me not to make it public, until three months after I realized that I had missed my period”.

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Watch Miley Cyrus Twe*rking Santa Claus [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

Was Miley’s Christmas-themed performance too much?

Miley Cyrus Performing at the Kiis FM Jingle Ball Concert. Miley Cyrus could be getting a lump of coal in her Christmas stocking since the 21 year-old singer-actress was yet again being naughty not nice.  The audience might have been singing “I saw Miley twerking Santa Claus” at radio station KIIS FM's 203 Jingle Ball this past Friday night at the Staples Center in L.A., California.  Singing a block of her hit songs with a microphone decorated like a candy cane, the controversial crooner couldn't stop at tasteful as she twerked and grinded on an obviously jolly Kris Kringle clone.

President Goodluck Jonathan and other 59 world leaders to attend Mandela's funeral

President Goodluck Jonathan; United States President Barrack Obama; and  about 58 other foreign heads of state and government are expected to attend either the memorial ceremony or the state funeral of former South African President, Nelson Mandela. The funeral is expected to hold in South Africa in the coming week, a foreign ministry spokesman  said.

He said the final number of persons who would attend either Tuesday’s memorial in Johannesburg or the funeral in Qunu next Sunday would be confirmed in due course. According to online news reports, Jonathan will leave Abuja on Monday (today)  evening to join other world leaders in South Africa at events leading up to the burial of Mandela. He is expected to also attend the Memorial Service on Tuesday at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg and will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri.

Omo Oodua Opens Up, Speaks speak for no one, EXCEPT for the millions of Africans

I speak for no one, EXCEPT for the millions of Afrikan men and women who survived the dank, cold dungeons only to face being forced through THE DOOR  OF NO RETURN and onto waiting ships that would transport them to places of grief and agony beyond their own Afrikan comprehension.

Inspirational Story of A Danfo Driver Who Lost Both of His Legs in a Road Accident, But Continues His Job (Photo)

The story of a 32-year-old Pius Abayomi Abiodun is one which causes remorse, pity and at the same time could go for one of the 'Wonders of Lagos'. The handsome well built light complexioned gentle man is one of the thousands of Commercial Bus Drivers, popularly called Danfo Drivers, in Lagos.

For a passenger boarding his bus for the first time, nothing suggests Pius has no legs. When a reporter boarded his bus 2 weeks ago at Town Planning junction towards Western Avenue in Lagos, he didn't notice Pius had no legs to drive the Danfo. After about 10 minutes journey, a driver who rode a mini truck pulled up on the lane Pius drove and before the passengers could blink their eyes Pius increased his speed and got at par with the truck, looked towards the driver and said, "Iwo, ma deal pelu e (You, I will deal with you). You dey try me?"

Asuu Strike Update: ASUU meets to decide the Fate of Students today (Read)

AS the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) meets today in Abuja, the issue of resumption from their five months-old strike will top the agenda of the meeting as expectations of Nigerians is to see the universities resume for lectures soonest.

The ASUU president, Comrade Nasir Isa Fagge’s demand that the Federal Government should show commitment of meeting the disbursement of N200 billion for the year 2013 allocation to the universities through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was said to have been met, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr. Doyin Okupe, last week.

124 million people in the EU live under the threat of poverty - report

A report issued by the European Union's statistics office shows nearly a quarter of the European population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Over 124 million people in the European Union – or almost a quarter of its entire population - live under the threat of poverty or social exclusion.

Last year, 124.5 million people, or 24.8 percent of Europe’s population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared to 24.3 percent in 2011 and 23.7 percent in 2008, the Eurostat said in a document published earlier in the week.

US Boycotts American makers, buys Russian helicopters for Afghanistan military

The Pentagon bypassed United States helicopter makers, choosing to spend more than $1 billion on dozens of Russian Mi-17 helicopters for the Afghanistan military. The Mil Mi-17 is a Russian helicopter currently in production at two factories in Kazan and Ulan-Ude. It is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship.

In an effort to arm Afghanistan‘s security forces with new helicopters, the Pentagon bypassed American companies and turned instead to Moscow for dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcraft at a cost of more than $1 billion.

Strange Story: Read How Two Friends Died Within Days Of each other.

A guy named Albert Mlanga (pictured left) died November 25th and within a few days his burial arrangement was concluded with the burial scheduled for the 4th of December.Three days after Albert's passing, hisvery good friend Lele Daniel Torngu (They are old boys of St. Gabriel's Secondary School Makurdi) took to FB to announce his burial arrangement...see it above (pictured right) concluded his farewell message to Albert by assuring him of their re-union in the words "...Rest on hommie, we shal come. WE WILL COME." in caps!
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