For students or graduates wondering when SIWES/IT Allowance for students who have fully participated in Industrial Training in the last 2-3 years would be paid, it has commenced.
Some have been paid their SIWES / Industrial Training allowance but some did not get their allowance as a result of wrong Bank information provided.
This is to inform Students of tertiary institutions for the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) accredited disciplines that fully participated in the Scheme that the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has paid their approved allowances.
PUBLIC NOTICE PAYMENT OF STUDENTS SIWES ALLOWANCE
The allowances of the under-listed students were, however, returned by the banks owing to incorrect Account details.
The affected students are, therefore, requested to re-submit their correct e-payment particulars to their respective schools or to the nearest Industrial Training Fund Area Office.
In addition, Students who participated fully in the Scheme but have not been paid should submit their bank details to enable ITF settle outstanding allowances due to them.
The e-payment details required are:
• Name of Bank
• Account Name
• Account Number (10 Digits)
• Bank Sort Code (9 Digits)
• Year of Attachment and Matriculation Number
• Name of Institution and Course of study
The above information should be submitted to the nearest ITF Area Office Nationwide on or before 30th September, 2013 and copy the following e-mails firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The list of Schools that are involved are as follows:
FED POLYTECHNIC BAUCHI
UNIVERSITY OF AGRIC ABEOKUTA
ABU ZARIA II
MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY
THE POLYTECHNIC IBADAN
NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY
To check if your name is on the list, visit the official website of ITF at http://www.itf-nigeria.com/siwes.html.
Click on the name of your School to download and view the list, and you can check the unsorted list if you can’t find your name in your School list.
SECURITY OPERATIONS IN INSURGENCY-PRONE ‘EMERGENCY RULE’ AREAS OF N.E NIGERIA : EID-EL-FITR CELEBRATIONS 8-9 AUGUST, 2013 (PHOTO CREDIT: SUNDAY ALAMBA/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
I say kudos to the Nigerian army. What do you say?
Storm troopers of the State Security Service keep a lid on proceedings at a mosque in Maiduguri
Nigerian soldiers in an Otokar Cobra APC stand ready to defend Muslim worshippers with a RPG and a GPMG
Nigerian soldiers in a Panhard VBL M11 armoured vehicle on urban counterinsurgency patrol in Maiduguri
A Nigerian soldier keeps an eye on proceedings as muslim faithful offer Eid prayers
22 August, 2013
Let me use this opportunity, on behalf of myself, Beegeagle’s Bloggers and all appreciative Nigerians to again say a big ‘kudos’ to all Nigerian defence and security personnel who risked life and limb to keep Northern Nigeria safe for the recent Eid-el-Fitr revelry. The massive security operations entailed in the worship services and festivities were indeed of mind-boggling dimensions and it was hugely successful.
It was the case that after two days of festivities in a region with 90 million…
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Obasanjo did not fail to analyze all his achievements when he was the head of state and president.
According to him ” Are we jinxed? Are we cursed?
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The people of Jigawa state were thrown into mourning following the death of two prominent politicians, Deputy speaker, State House of Assembly, Honourable Inuwa Sule Udi and former Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Salisu Ibtahim Dandoka.
The Deputy Speaker of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Inuwa Sule Udi, (pictured in blue above) died on Thursday night Thursday August 15th along with his driver, Mala Mas’ud Ringim in an accident along Kano-Ringim road while returning to his Kano home during the heavy down pour.
He died at the age of 52 and he is survived by two wives and many children.
While the former Commissioner in the State Ministry of Education and Information during Ex-Governor Saminu Turaki’s regime, Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim Dandoka died after a brief illness at the Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
The deceased Deputy Speaker, Inuwa Sule and Alhaji Salisu Dandoka will be buried in their home towns Ringim and Kazaure according to Islamic rites.
In a recent chat with newsmen, the Ebonyi State born actress and mother of one declared, “I know I have a calling to work for God. It might come to pass soon but I don’t know when. My aim in life is to touch souls one way or the other because it’s important I leave my foot prints in every life I meet.”
Angela debuted in Nollywood in 2009, after she starring in “Holy Serpent.” Since then, the actress has not looked back, starring in over fifty movies.
Apart from working for God, Angela said, she has a plan to go into movie production, as well as set up a foundation where the less-privileged children can be catered for. “I will go into producing movies. I also want to set up a foundation where motherless babies can be catered for. I want to go into a lot of positive things.
Some of the movies she acted in, include, “Sincerity” which was her first film, “Maidens”, “Heart of a Widow”, “War in the Palace”, “Girls in the Mood”, “Girls on Point”, “Stolen Desire”, “Soul Mate”, “End of Soul Mate” among others.
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Prof. Tam David-West, the former Minister of Petroleum, said there were “more thieves in the Nigerian government than saints”. David-West made the observation while speaking at a town hall meeting organised by the University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
He spoke thus: “Any government that fails to invest in education is a vagabond government. The problem with Nigeria is that we have more thieves than saints in government.
“We drill over two million barrels of crude oil per day. Why should we be poor? ASUU is saying, ‘Put money in education to improve education quality for our children and those yet unborn’.
“The same government that does not have money for education budgeted N1bn each to feed the President and Vice-President for a year. Are they eating rock in Aso Rock?
“It is not having university degree that makes you a good leader. Late President Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan are the first set with university degrees — but that has not translated to significant changes. Churchill was not the best in his class but one of the best world leaders.”
He said there was no justification for any lawmaker to earn more than a university professor.
“They spend less time and may not even have five credits, yet a Senator in Nigeria earns more than 10 professors. A Senator in Nigeria can pay President Obama’s salary four times over. When people get to the top they become insane,” he noted.
Other speakers at the event were the National Treasurer of ASUU, Dr. Ademola Aremu; state Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr. Bashir Olanrewaju; ASUU Chairman, UI, Dr. Segun Ajiboye; Dr. Biodun Badmus, Mashood Erubami, Abiodun Aremu and Femi Aborishade.
The former running mate to General Buhari blasts the member of All Progressives Congress calling them bunch of looters.
Tunde Bakare claims most of the member in this new party are even richer than their states after looting them dry.
You are not sure if you will participate in the 2015 elections?
With who? The collection of rogues, right, left and centre?
Not even with the progressives?
Who are the progressives in Nigeria; mention their names? Are you persuaded that they are progressives,progressive where, taking you where?
The progressives who formed the All Progressive Congress (APC)
If the devil becomes a pastor, Nigerians will attend his church, because they don’t know the true church and they cannot distinguish it from the synagogue of satan.
Some of these governors are far richer than their states, because they are looting their states dry, Tunde Bakare concluded.
The trial of the twelve suspected killers of four undergraduate students of the UNIPORT at Ikwerre Local Government Area, has opened in Port Harcourt. Ugonna Obuzor (18, Theatre Arts), Lloyd Toku Mike (20, Civil Engineering), Chiadika Biringa (20, Theatre Arts ) and Tekena Elkanah (21, Education) were acccused of stealing telephone handsets. The four were murdered by an angry mob at Omuokiri, Aluu, near University of Port Harcourt on October 5, last year.
Two sets of people – one set charged with murder and the other with negligence – are standing trial.
Charged with murder are: Lawal Segun, ex-Sgt. Lucky Orji, Ikechukwu Louis Amadi (aka Kapoon), David Chinasa Ogbada, Abiodun Yusuf, Joshua Ekpe, Abang Cyril and John Ayuwu. They are the first set of those on trial.
The traditional ruler of Aluu, Alhaj. Hassan Welewa, Okoghiroh Endurance, Ozioma Abajuo and Chigozie Evans Samuel are charged with negligence.
The prosecution, represented by the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Justice, Rufus N. Godwins, opened the case with swearing in the first prosecution Witness (PW1), Raphael Ezeji, a senior police officer, who led the investigation into the killings.
Ezeji, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), who is the second in-command in the Homicide Department of the Rivers State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), told Mr. Justice Latam Nyordee of a State High Court part of his findings on the death of the four youths.
DSP Ezeji said: “I am a staff [employee] of Rivers State Police command, attached to the SCID, Port Harcourt. I have worked as a Police officer for more than 25 years, and as a registered detective officer for over 15 years.
“As a criminal dictation officer, my job entails investigation of murder (homicide) cases and other responsibilities assigned to me. On October 5, 2013, my department received a report of the gruesome murder of four undergraduate students of UNIPORT at Aluu.
“The report we received was that these four boys were stripped naked, paraded with jubilation and about to be set ablaze (lynched) at Omuokiri Aluu. As a result of this [report], the police division Isiokpo dispatched a combined team to rescue the victims, but because of the distance between the scene of crime and Isiopkpo, they had hung condemned tyres on their necks, while some others were with dog hounding them.”
“The crowd they met on the scene when they arrived were shouting ‘kill them, kill them!’. Before the police could rescue them, they had already poured petrol on them and lit fire,” Ezeji told the court.
Ezeji said photographs of the remains of the deceased and the streets on which they were paraded naked were taken during the investigation.
He added that extracts from the video clips of the killing, posted on the internet, formed part of the exhibits attached to the case file submitted to the prosecution. The internet clips were concealed in a CD plate.
Efforts by the prosecution to tender copies of the photographs and thier negative copies as exhibits were objected to by 10 of the 12 defendants.
The court fixed the ruling on the admissibility of the exhibits for later date.
Midway into the hearing, the court allowed time to hear applications for bail of each of the accused persons.
All the 12 accused persons in their independent applications urged the court to admit them to bail. They told Mr. Justice Nyordee that bail is their constitutional right irrespective of the gravity of the offence they were alleged to have committed.
They noted that they were presumed innocent until proven otherwise.
The fifth accused person, 16-year-old Abiodun Yusuf, urged the court to grant him bail, considering his age.
His counsel, G.B.Sanusi, told the court that Yusuf, being a minor, was not supposed to be tried together with other accused persons in the open court.
In their applications, counsel for the second set of defendants, including the Aluu monarch, Alhaji Hassan Welewa, urged the court to grant them bail, saying their offences carry lighter punishment of two years, if convicted.
They argued that they had already spent close to one year in detention.
They were charged with negligent, to wit felony to prevent murder, crime and misdemeanour.
The prosecution objected to the bail applications and urged the court to dismiss their applications for lack of merit.
Mr. Godwins averred that bail was at the discretion of the court but insisted that due to the serious nature of the offence the accused are charged with, it would be unusual for any court to consider granting them bail, without convincing reasons.
On the first set of accused persons (first to eighth) who were charged with murder, the prosecution said: “It is unusual to contemplate to admit a person charged with murder to bail. This is because murder is a very serious offence. For them to be granted bail, they must show cogent reasons to be granted bail. And it must be on the grounds of health.
“In this one, none of them has given any serious reason to be admitted to bail,” he insisted.
He noted that although the offences the second set of accused (ninth to tenth), were charged with are not capital in nature, “however, even in the simplest of offence, bails are not just granted; the decision is strictly at the discretion of the court.
“The ninth accused person (Alhj. Welewa), is the paramount ruler of Aluu, the scene of crime. He has much influence in his community and most of our witnesses come from there; if he is granted bail, he will use his influence to negatively affect the cause of justice in this matter.
“Moreover, some of the accused persons in this case are still at large, and they live there; so granting him bail will seriously affect the prosecution of this case,” Godwins submitted.
Eighteen suspects were originally held in connection with the killing. The DPP advice last February exonerated seven.
The prosecution added John Ayuwu (aka Johny Barbar) to bring the number of those on trial to 12.
They were arraigned before the court last month with each of the accused pleading not guilty to the charges of murder and felony to prevent crime, preferred against them. The court adjourned till yesterday for bail application.
It was somewhat rowdy yesterday, following the sudden change in the original agreement at the last sitting.
The court at the last session adjourned for motion for bail, but at the resumed sitting yesterday, the prosecution mounted a projector screen to express its readiness to open the case..
He insisted that the PW1 was in court and that the court could begin hearing the matter and midway, motion for bail taken. After some arguments, the court agreed with the prosecution against the wish of the defence.
The case was adjourned till October 17 for ruling. The courts in Rivers are to begin their yearly vacation on Monday.
You Are A ‘Yoruba Bastard’ For Claiming You Dated Bianca Ojukwu – Actress, Regina Askia To Femi Fani Kayode
Former Minister of Aviation and one-time PDP hit man, Chief Femi Fani Kayode who took to twitter to prove he is not a tribalist by saying he once dated an Igbo Lady, Bianca Ojukwu and several Igbo women, has come under heavy criticism.
Former Nollywood actress Regina Askia has lend her voice to blame ex-Nigerian minister Femi Fani Kayode over an explanatory article he wrote about the Igbos yesterday.
In this lengthy letter, the former beauty queen called Femi Fani Kayode a drug addict and a Yoruba bastard for claiming he once dated Bianca Ojukwu and several Igbo women.
She also blamed Igbo ladies and Bianca Ojukwu for having sex with him.
Read her letter below;
I’ve Just Been Told That Having Sex With An Igbo Woman Is A Great Accomplishment!!! After reading another hard-drug-influenced-essay by the Yoruba idiot parading himself as Femi Fani-Kayode,Ex-Minister of the Nigerian Federation, I felt there was no need to blame him for giving us another reason why his family members should as a matter of urgency, BUNDLE HIM BACK TO A REHAB! No! I don’t blame Femi Fani-Kayode for having a fun-filled day telling us how he ‘breezed’ through Bianca Onoh before our very revered Eze-Igbo married her.
I blame Bianca Onoh , Chioma Anasoh & Adaobi Uchegbu for being naive or to have rather stooped so low to have intimate relationship with a Yoruba rascal/urchin/idiot whom i’m very sure was on heavy use of cocaine (and still is) at the time!
Were Bianca, Chioma & Adaobi blind to Femi’s madness/drug-addiction or maybe he flashed his Ministerial/Ex-Ministerial portfolio to entice them? This is the first time a former public figure (I blame Former President Obasanjo for giving him that privilege) has preferred to reel out the names of women he had sex with, in a bid to show-off how he has been able to conquer tribalism in Nigeria or maybe trying to tell others he has been able to have sex with one of the prettiest ex beauty queens another tribe may boast of, like Bianca Ojukwu (Nee Onoh) of the Igbo tribe.
Some persons have adviced that Femi Fani-Kayode should be ignored due to his MENTAL INSTABILITY but i say NO to it! I will not ignore him because when a mad-man chases one into his house & still want to exhibit that madness there, the owner of the house will definitely react except he doesn’t value his house!
This has taken a tribal angle & its such a shame that many Yorubas have been applauding Fani-Kayode’s spiteful comments against the Igbo. I may not want to generalize the behavioural disorders of even the average Yoruba, but i want to use this ample opportunity to remind our single Igbo sisters that if “He” is not Igbo, He can’t be like an Igbo-man who won’t be so ridiculous to think that giving us some of the names of our ladies he had sex with makes him a superman, as Femi Kayode must be ‘thinking’ in his fool’s paradise.
Right now in Nigeria, the likes of a Yoruba bastard like Femi Fani-Kayode have proved that Igbo women should think “wisely” in making choices as regards whom they allow ‘ACCESS’ to their much fancied bodies. An Igboman would NEVER do what Femi Fani-Kayode did with the names of Bianca Ojukwu (Nee Onoh), PDP’s Adaobi Uchegbu & the relatively unknown Chioma Anasoh or even women from other tribes. He typically exhibited behavioural disorder of the Yorubas, which is to them, a normal way of life. What a shame!
Bianca Ojukwu & the other two ladies should as a matter of urgency, reply Femi Fani-Kayode’s show of lunacy, stupidity, foolishness, infantile reasoning & utter disrespect for them!
Femi Fani-Kayode consciously & gladly made a spiteful remark of Igbo women & our women should take the fight to him in a very deserving impudent manner! I am waiting for the responses by Bianca, Adaobi & Chioma.
By the way, I never knew men from other tribes take having sex with an Igbo lady as a great feat… Bianca & others should hold their heads high up.