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NANS Condemn Patience Jonathan’s Reckless Spending On Abuja Rally

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the extravagance exhibited by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Patience, during a recent rally for women in Abuja.
NANS has thereby asked the Nigerian government to reveal the amount spent on such frivolity taking into consideration the crisis in the education sector, which has culminated in an industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has entered it’s seventh week.

In a statement issued by the students’ body on Tuesday, it urged the government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector, adding that all well-meaning Nigerians should frown on such ‘wasteful spending’ as the ASUU strike has forced the students to be at home for over six weeks following the government’s inability to honour its agreement with the university teachers.

The statement signed by NANS National Financial Secretary, Ayenuro Timilehin, states, “It is saddening that the office of the first lady would organise such a kangaroo rally and force motorists plying routes leading to Eagle Square in Abuja venue of the event to be subjected to untold hardship because of many barricaded alternatives.

“Frustrated motorists were forced to take any available space, thereby leading to a chaotic traffic snarl for the most part of that day.”
Timilehin decried the rally tagged: ‘Nigerian Women Rally for Peace and Empowerment’, saying it was not beneficial to Nigerians, especially with the stance of the government that lack of funds was responsible for its inability to meet the demands of ASUU.
He said the money spent on the rally should have been channelled towards the education sector, adding that the student body would not rest until the government does the right thing especially in the education sector.

Motorists as well as commuters were subjected to untold hardship in Abuja, as the rally organised by the Office of First Lady in collaboration with the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on August 15 paralysed Abuja.

Despite the fact that the rally that was attended by women from the 36 states of the federation was unannounced, security operatives barricaded all the routes leading to the Eagle Square, venue of the rally, thereby forcing residents of the city to have a hard time getting to their various destinations.

ABUAD 3rd Post UTME Screening Holds Saturday 7th September, 2013

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Here is the Post-UTME Advert as released by Afe Babalola University Management:

Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) will conduct its 3rd post UTME 2013/2014 admission screening exercise as follows;

DATE: Saturday September 7, 2013
TIME: 10 am.

SCREENING CENTRES:
•Main Campus: Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Km 8.5, Afe Babalola Way, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
•Lagos: Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.
•Abuja: Garki Government Secondary School, Area 10, Abuja.
•Port-Harcourt: Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Rumuola, Port-Harcourt.
•Warri: Montessori International School, 66, Airport Road, Opposite Delta Career College, Warri.

PURCHASE OF AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY 2013 POST-UTME FORM:

The 2013/2014 ABUAD Post-UTME Application forms can be purchased from any of the designated selling points on or before the screening date by following this procedure:
1.Pay N7,500 into any of the designated banks
2.Show evidence of payment (Original payment teller) at any of the designated selling points to collect the application form.
3.Original payment teller and completed application forms are to be submitted on the day of screening at the screening centres.

CHANGE OF INSTITUTION:

If you did not choose Afe Babalola University on the UTME Form, you must purchase a change of institution form by paying N2,000 into any of the designated banks. Collect a separate teller for the change of institution form.

DESIGNATED BANKS:
•Skye Bank 17707755995
•First Bank 2017401566
•Wema Bank 0122139765
•Ecobank 2862016620
•Zenith Bank 1012149264
•Union Bank 0034651222

DESIGNATED SELLING POINTS FOR ABUAD POST-UTME 2013 APPLICATION FORMS:
•Main Campus: Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Km 8.5, Afe Babalola Way, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
•Ibadan: Emmanuel Chambers, 80, Fajuyi Road, Ekotedo, Ibadan.
•Abuja: Emmanuel House, 24, Madeira Street, Imani Estate, Maitama, Abuja.
•Lagos: Emmanuel House, Plot 1, Block 4, CMD/ Jubilee Road, Magodo, GRA, Lagos.
•Port-Harcourt: Emmanuel Chambers, 7, Aba Road, Port-Harcourt.
•Warri: Montessori International School, 66, Airport Road, Opposite Delta Career College, Warri.

NB:
•The foregoing information will also be published in Newspapers, Radio and Television.
•Account details will be verified before forms are issued to Applicants.

UNIBEN Teaching Hospital 2013 Nursing Entrance Exam Result Out

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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has released the result of Nursing Entrance Examination for 2013. Candidates who took part in the entrance examination can now check their results online. The UNIBEN Teaching Hospital 2013 Nursing exam result is grouped into male and female categories.

They have been uploaded at the UBTH website in PDF format and you can download them to any device that supports PDF to read the entrance exam results. These two lists in male and female categories are called the Male Merit Order and Female Merit Order lists respectively.

Click on the links below to check for each category:

UNIBEN Teaching Hospital 2013 Nursing Entrance Exam Result (Male Merit Order): http://www.ubth.org/admin/library/male_merit_order.pdf

UBTH Nursing Entrance Examination Results for 2013 (Female Merit Order): http://www.ubth.org/admin/library/female_merit_order.pdf

We congratulate all candidates who are successful in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) 2013 Nursing Entrance Exam.

Breaking ASUU Strike Update : ASUU Withdraws From Negotiations With FG

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ASUU has pulled out of negotiations with FG starting Thursday, 22nd August, 2013 – This is the sad Update on the 2013 ASUU Strike coming this evening. The Academic Staff Union of Universities has decided to pull out of negotiation with the Federal Government. If you think the ongoing ASUU strike will come to an end soon, then you should have a rethink. It’s not coming to an end anytime soon.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday announced its disengagement from further negotiations with the Federal Government, over what it describes as the latter’s perceived insincerity in the 2009 agreement as well as the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) both parties signed in January last year.

The union National President, Dr. Nassir Faggae Isa, said at a press briefing held at the University of Lagos on Thursday that the 2009 agreement and the MoU must first be honoured, even if ASUU feels the need to consider renegotiation with the government.
The union had embarked on a total strike on July 2 over government‘s failure to honour the 2009 agreement.

Faggae said, “Consequently, our members are left with no other choice than to prosecute this strike to its logical conclusion. ASUU members nationwide are saying this striker will not be suspended until and unless the government respects the 2009 agreement and makes concrete efforts to implement it in the best interest of the country.”

According to him, during a meeting held between ASUU and the government representative on Monday, government declared that it neither had any motive to revitalize public universities through committed funding, nor was it ready to pay in full the accumulated Earned Academic Allowances between 2009 and 2013.

Read full gist here
http://thenationonlineng.net/new/asuu-pulls-out-of-negotiation-with-fg/

REPORTED KILLING OF BOKO HARAM LEADER: WAS THE ‘SHEKAU’ SEEN IN AN AUGUST 2013 VIDEO AN IMPOSTOR?? (WORLD EXCLUSIVE)

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Dead or alive: the 'Shekau' pictured to the right in an August 2013 video appears to be an impostor

Dead or alive: the ‘Shekau’ pictured to the right in an August 2013 video appears to be an impostor

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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)

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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

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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.

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SHOCKING: 20-Year-Old Boy Found Hanging In His Mother’s Kitchen

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The police in Okitipupa, Ondo State, are trying to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of a 20-year old boy found hanging in his mother’s kitchen.

According to reports, the police want to determine whether the boy, Wale Lijoka, committed suicide or was murdered.

Lijoka was found yesterday in a room at No. 2, Olanusi Avenue, a close between Okeloro and Lebi streets in Okitipupa.

The body of the deceased was found dangling from the ceiling of his mother’s kitchen.

The mother of the deceased, Mrs. Moyin Lijoka, said that the deceased could not have hanged himself, alleging that his death was a conspiracy of friends he had misunderstanding with.

She said the boy, who was an aluminium construction apprentice in Lagos, came to Okitipupa on August 18, 2013, to visit her. “I called him on Tuesday evening to follow me to the church for prayers but he refused, only for me to wake up this morning to find his corpse in my kitchen.

“He could not have killed himself; I believe some assailants killed him and hanged him in my kitchen just to cover-up because his legs are not far from the ground. I have called his father, who is a police officer in Ilorin and he said he doesn’t want to have any issue with the boy’s death, that we should do what pleases us,” Lijoka said.

Meanwhile, a sympathiser, who preferred to be addressed simply as, Mrs. Ajoke, also corroborated the mother’s claim that the boy could not have killed himself. “I saw him when he came home but I don’t know if he quarrelled with anyone. From what I observed his body might have been dumped here and made to look like suicide,” Ajoke said.

NFF Rejects Stephen Keshi’s 42-Man Eagles List For Malawi Match

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The Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has told the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi to prune down the 42-man list sent to the Committee for the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Malawi slated for Calabar on September 7, 2014.

The Nigeria Football Federation have told the Super Eagles coach to prune the released list to a manageable number

Paul Bassey who spoke of behalf of the Committee after their emergency meeting in Abuja yesterday (Tuesday) disclosed that they rejected the list because it was too bogus.

“We have looked at Keshi’s list for Malawi match and we have decided that for now some of the home based players should be dropped from the list.

“The list is bogus and we want a harmonized list for the World Cup qualifying match against Malawi on September 7, 2014.

“We have told Keshi that we want the list of 22 players that will prosecute the Malawi Match for now. That’s what we decided at the meeting and we will write him officially to do that,” the NFF Technical Committee member said.

Bassey argued that there is enough time between now and the period of African Nations Championship so Keshi should not call 42 players which is composed of 18 overseas-based and 24 home-based players with the excuse that he also wants to prepare for CHAN that would kick off in January 2014.

LIST OF HOME-BASED PROFESSIONALS

Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers); Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland FC)

Defenders: Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars); Umar Zango (Kano Pillars); Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC); Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars); Chibuzor Okonkwo (Enugu Rangers); Yinka Adedeji (Sharks FC); Ganiyu Ogungbe (Kwara United

Midfielders: Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers); Solomon Jabason (Akwa United); Olufemi Oladapo (Shooting Stars); Etebo Oghene (Warri Wolves); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Moses Orkuma (Lobi Stars)

Forwards: Muhammad Gambo (Kano Pillars); Ifeanyi Edeh (Enyimba FC); Mbah Ezekiel (Akwa United); Barnabas Imenger (Lobi Stars); Izu Azuka (Sunshine Stars); Dimgba Stanley (Kwara United); Osadaiye Joseph (Warri Wolves)

LIST OF FOREIGN-BASED PLAYERS

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille FC, France); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Braga, Portugal); Efe Ambrose Celtic FC, Scotland); James Okwuosa (Chippa United, South Africa)

Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Fegor Ogude (Valerenga FC, Norway); John Ogu (Academica de Coimbra, Portugal); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy);Nnamdi Oduamadi (AC Milan, Italy); Nosa Igiebor (Real Betis, Spain)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine); Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United, England); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Obinna Nsofor (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Uche Nwofor (VVV Venlo, Netherlands)

SHEKAU’S DEATH: Residents Live In Fear Of Boko Haram’s Revenge

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The Federal Government has placed some states in the North on a comprehensive security surveillance following intelligence reports that some members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect may avenge the death of their leader, Abubakar Shekau.

Also, National Mirror learnt last night that the action became necessary to forestall any breach of the peace by hoodlums who might want to perpetrate violent crimes in the name of the sect.

“As I speak to you now, our men have been placed on the alert. Some states considered as flashpoints are also under strict surveillance because we know that some of the fleeing insurgents may want to launch more vicious attacks in order to restate their relevance,” said a senior operative of the State Security Service, SSS, who would not want his name mentioned.

The Joint Task Force, JTF, in Maiduguri had on Monday said that Shekau might have died due to fatal injuries he sustained in a clash with government forces.

Some of the states that are currently under renewed surveillance are those in the North-East and others, including Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Niger. Curiously, Kogi also made the list.

There has been no official confirmation of the emergency security measures as the police said such measures would be covert.

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, had in an earlier chat with journalists in Abuja stated that those strategies would not be disclosed.

Apart from series of ongoing undercover operations involving most of the security agencies, there would also be an increased deployment of troops in the states under focus, “as their presence is likely to deter crime”.

Government breaks silence over Shekau ‘death’

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The Federal Government has defended its refusal to make an official statement on the claims by the Military Joint Task Force that Boko Haram sect leader, Abubakar Shekau, had been killed.

Breaking government’s silence on the issue, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, said the government position was to allow the military carry out its operations and manage information emanating from the operations without interference.

Maku said it was the government’s view that the military should be allowed to operate without “undue political comments” by government officials.

“One will notice that since the President proclaimed the state of emergency three months ago but we kept political comments out of it. We decided that it was better for the military to tell their story and that is why I have not spoken on it,” he said.

“We want to remove this security operation from any misunderstanding, especially from politicians. As a government, it is our operation but the most important thing is to allow the military tell its story of what is happening.”

The minister however said the information released by security agencies on the possible death of the sect leader was a morale booster for Nigerians and the military.

“From the story you and I have read, it is very clear that this state of emergency has achieved a lot of results for which all Nigerians are proud of the performance of our military and security services.”

The JTF spokesman, Lt Col Sagir Musa, had said in a statement that Shekau sustained serious gunshot wounds in an encounter with the troops in one of their camps at Sambisa Forest on June 30.

It was believed that he was dead.

Nigerians have expressed their doubts over the news and demanded concrete proof from the military.