Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NUT ask teachers to ignore September 22nd resumption date

Minister of Health has said there's no single confirmed case of Ebola in Nigeria currently and it's safe for primary and secondary schools to resume but the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, is not convinced. Today September 16th, NUT directed its members to ignore the Sept. 22nd resumption date of schools in Nigeria.

Speaking today to journalists in Abuja, the NUT National President, Comrade Micheal Olukoya, said teachers should only resume if the government provides them with necessary preventive & protective gadgets on Ebola virus. 


School resumption Saga: GEJ pleads with NUT, says Govt isn't foolish

Talking to journalists today September 16th in Abuja, President Jonathan appealed to members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT to return bck to the classrooms on Sept. 22 as there's no known case of Ebola in the Nation at the moment. Below is what he said...

"We have been able to manage Ebola and the whole world is happy with us and we must tell the whole world that we have managed Ebola and no Nigerian should be segregated because of Ebola. In fact Osun State was to have their festival and the news came to me to cancel it I said no, Ebola is no longer a threat in Nigeria and we must tell the world that we have been able to contained Ebola."

Yes, Ebola is in the West Coast, it could happen in Ghana, it‎ could happen in Senegal or any of the West African countries or beyond but they have not closed down their institutions. If we still have Ebola definitely we will not open any of our institutions but we don’t have Ebola.

CAN, firms absolve Oritsejafor of involvement in $9.3m deal

The Christian Association of Nigeria and the firms operating the aircraft that was used to smuggle $9.3m cash from Nigeria to South Africa have absolved the CAN National President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, of involvement in the deal.

They argued that although the man of God had interest in Eagle Air Company, the owner of the aircraft used to take the money to South Africa, the firm had been leased to Green Coast Produce Limited since August 2, 2014.

The Director of National Issues in CAN, Mr. Sunny Oibe, in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday said Oritsejafor was not an arms dealer.

Ebola: Film-Makers Oppose School Resumption Date

According to Sahara Reporters, ome Nollywood filmmakers earlier today held a rally in Ikeja, Lagos State to educate the public on the dreaded Ebola virus. The rally was also aimed at opposing the September 22nd resumption date for schools. Celebrities present for the rally include 'Folake Daramola, Saidi Balogun' and others. Speaking on the resumption date, Jide Kosoko, said school toilets are an eyesore that put children at susceptible ends to disease infection.

LASU don Onifade slumps, dies at LASUTH

A professor of Sports Psychology, Prof. Ademola Onifade, of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Tuesday died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.
Onifade, who had been receiving treatment at LASUTH, after he slumped at his FESTAC residence on 12 September, died on Monday night.

Dr Adekunle Idris, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LASU chapter, confirmed his death to NAN in Lagos.  “The late Prof. Onifade slumped at his Festac residence on Friday night and had since been admitted at LASUTH until he died on Monday night.”
He said that the union was still in a state of shock as the late professor was hale and hearty, and did not show any sign of sickness before the sad incident.

South African govt. say 67 of its citizens lost their lives in Synagogue building collapse

South African president, Jacob Zuma announced today that 67 of its citizens died in the Synagogue building collapse that occurred on September 12th. The South Africans were in Nigeria to find spiritual help and were staying in the guest house before it collapsed. Read the total statement from President Zuma after the jump...

Buhari’s Supporters Unveil Posters In Lagos

Barely six months before the 2015 presidential elections, posters of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend, flooded the streets of Lagos. The posters of the retired army general were seen pasted on pedestrian bridges as well as walls by the road sides at Yaba and Meiran areas of Lagos state, according to P.M NEWS report.


Graphic pics: Generator fumes kill man, wife & 3 children in Ikorodu

 Generator fumes has killed a man, his wife and all his 3 children in Ipoyewa community of Ikorodu, Lagos. The bodies of the family was discovered by neighbours last Friday September 12th in their home. All five suffocated to death after inhaling fumes from a generator which they'd kept in their room. According to neighbours, the man bought the generator just two days before the unfortunate incident and was afraid it will be stolen if left outside so he kept it inside his 2-room apartment.

Tiwa Savage, Dj Obi, Dija, Denrele & more attend House Of Cuppy NYC Launch

On the 25th of July, Dj & producer, Dj Cuppy released her much anticipated compilation mix, House Of Cuppy. A house remix compilation of her 5 favourite Nigerian songs, produced by her. Cuppy has launched House Of Cuppy in both London and Lagos, both events which turned out beautifully well. With her recent move to the United States, Cuppy had the final launch for House of Cuppy in New York on the 2nd of September. The super intimate launch for House Of Cuppy in NYC was held at the Walker Tower roof top in Manhattan. Attended by few close friends and industry colleagues, Cuppy treated her guests to good music and quality entertainment. Watch the video above

Chibok Girls’ WAEC Results Ready – Education Minister

Nigeria’s education minister, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has told the House of Representatives Committee on Education that the results of the Chibok schoolgirls who wrote the April 2014 West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams are ready.

 Shekarau made the disclosure yesterday at a stakeholders meeting organised by the House Committee on Education, on the federal government's directive to schools to resume on September 22, from the October 12 date given in consideration of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.

According to Leadership, the minister said the results were being reviewed by the education ministry, because of the “haphazard” nature of the situation caused by Boko Haram’s abduction of some of the schoolgirls.


Hundreds feared dead as boat sinks off Libyan coast

Some of the migrants' possessions could be seen floating around the area where the boat sank
A boat filled with up to 250 migrants heading for Europe has sunk on off the Libyan coast and many passengers have died, a spokesman for the Libyan navy has said.
Only 26 people have been rescued after the boat sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli, said navy spokesman Ayub Qassem, 
“There are so many dead bodies floating in the sea,” Qassem told the Reuters news agency, adding that the under-equipped coast guard had few resources to search for survivors.
Migrants have been streaming out of Libya in boats in rising numbers for years, on their way to Europe.


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