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Police Arrest woman for faking blindness, using two children to beg for alms

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If you listen to several news flying up and down, you will be discouraged to render assistance to the less privileged. According to the holy book, giving to the poor and needy is another way to fast; so, don’t allow people’s action hinder you from receiving your blessings but even as you render help to people, one needs to be very careful as a lot is happening these days.

On Saturday, 15th of February 2020 around 11:48 am, a 37-year-old woman identified as Mrs. Ngozi Dike of Umuaka Town, Isu-Njaba LGA of Imo State was arrested for faking blindness in order to attract sympathy for alms. She was using two children namely; Blessing Ezenwanne ‘f’, aged 8years, of Ugwuta Town and Favour Ezeagu, f’ aged 11years of Nwari, Ohaji-Egbema of Imo State, to beg for alms. She was arrested in a market, Oye Olisa in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State by a police detective attached to Ogbunike Division, Anambra State Police Command.

SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer stated this in a press release, saying the Suspect pretended to be afflicted with blindness, and was using two children to beg for alms. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the Suspect is neither blind nor afflicted with any ailment as she claimed.” Haruna said the woman got the two children she uses from their parents, whom she deceived that she wants to train the girls in school, but brought them to the town instead to use them for begging in the market.

The Case is still under investigation…

I’m just wondering why someone will borrow another woman’s children for alms begging… what happened to her own children??

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Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

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Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

The management of the airline disclosed this in a statement released today Friday, December 4. The management hinged its decision to sack the workers on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations.

The press statement titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”, reads in part

“Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.

“The leadership of the impacted unions has been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”

Gistflash gathered that Passengers are already stranded the airport with the flight fully booked and no one to attend to them

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Beautiful young lady and her boyfriend reportedly shot dead by suspected cultists in Ebonyi

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Beautiful young lady and her boyfriend reportedly shot dead by suspected cultists in Ebonyi

Beautiful young lady and her boyfriend reportedly shot dead by suspected cultists in Ebonyi

Beautiful young lady and her boyfriend reportedly shot dead by suspected cultists in Ebonyi

 

A lady identified as Chinenye and her boyfriend, Chinedu Nwode were killed by suspected cultists at Oriuzor community in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi state on Sunday, November 29.

The killings reportedly followed a renewed clash between two rival cults in the state, the Baggers and Aye confraternities.

It was gathered that the couple were returning from a child dedication in Oriuzor to Onueke when they were shot dead.

Beautiful young lady and her boyfriend reportedly shot dead by suspected cultists in Ebonyi

 

The killing was said to have angered some persons suspected to be members of the Aye Confraternity, who in turn killed one Chikwado Nweke and another man at Onueke community in the same local government.

Beautiful young lady and her boyfriend reportedly shot dead by suspected cultists in Ebonyi

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, December 2, condemned the spate of unreported cult killings in the area.

“This is bad and I don’t know why these things are more often heard of in this area. This is condemnable and it’s unfortunate that those who lost their loved ones to these crises have not come up to identify themselves. How can these things be happening in that place and these are brothers and they are just killing themselves,” said Odah.

“On hearing this ugly news, the Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Philip Maku, deployed men of the command in the area to ensure that more lives are not lost. The police are investigating the matter and soon, we will tell you what really happened.” she added.

 

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ASUU Strike: Federal Government sets up new committee to renegotiate 2009 agreements

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ASUU Strike: Federal Government sets up new committee to renegotiate 2009 agreements

ASUU Strike: Federal Government sets up new committee to renegotiate 2009 agreements

The federal government has inaugurated a new committee to renegotiate the 2009 agreements with lecturers and others, as part of its effort to end the eight-month-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Recall that the lecturers who are currently on strike are demanding for funding for the revitalization of universities, earned allowance, the constitution of visitation panels, payment of shortfall in salaries of lecturers, and a stop to the use of the payment platform, IPPIS, for payment of the salaries and allowances of lecturers.

The committee which will re-negotiate the 2009 agreement between the federal government and the university-based unions, will be headed by Professor Munzali Jibril and is categorised into substantive members, advisers and observers.

Members of the committee are the Pro-Chancellor, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nimota Akanbi; Pro-Chancellor, Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ikwo, Nimi Briggs; Pro-Chancellor, Federal University, Wukari, Lawrence Ngbale; Pro-Chancellor, FUT, Minna, Femi Odekunle; Pro-Chancellor, University of Calabar, Nkechi Nworgu, Pro-Chancellor, Kaduna State University Shehu Abdullahi and Pro-Chancellor, Kebbi State University, Mamman Magoro.

The advisers are  Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC); Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund); Chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVC); Chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of State-owned Universities; Chairman, Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU); Secretary, Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU); Chairman, Association of Bursars of Nigerian Universities (ABNU), and Secretary, Association of Bursars of Nigerian Universities (ABNU).

The observer category is composed of representatives from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Ministry of Finance and Budget Planning, Federal Ministry of Justice, Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, and Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

Adamu said;

“It has also become necessary and urgent that all hands must now be on deck to restore the confidence reposed in university education by students, parents and the general public.

“As you are quite aware, the federal government and relevant stakeholders, in the past months, have been neck-deep in several meetings with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and others, to resolve the outstanding issues that led to the current industrial action in public universities.

“Government, like other stakeholders, is also worried about the vicious cycle over the years of the myriad of industrial actions by one staff union or the other.

The cumulative effect has been the obvious loss of productive and precious
man-hours direly needed by the universities to fulfil their tripod mandates of teaching, research and community action.

“The terms of reference of the team are to re-negotiate the residual issues in the 2009 Agreements between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the university-based unions, towards a workable and implementable agreement between both parties, such that will facilitate repositioning of Nigerian universities for greater responsibilities in national development.

“Propose and prescribe short, medium and long-term measures for the
sustainable funding and management of federal universities, in order to
restore lasting peace, stability, harmony and progress in the Nigerian
university system; and make any other recommendations.”

 

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