Corruption has assumed a dreaded form in Nigeria society today. There is no doubt that it is found in every facet of life and it has eaten deep into the fabric of the society. For instance, one of the areas that corruption has become endemic is age falsification. Age falsification is a situation where people take lower age declaration than their real age to suite purposes they desire or take advantage of in a prevailing situation.
There is no doubt that democracy is gradually taking root in the country. The judgment of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja High Court that the 37 PDP members of House of Representatives, who last December defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, should honourably resign from offices, has become novel in the history of cross-carpeting in the country.
President Goodluck Jonathan hosted guest to a colourful ceremony as he gave his daughter, Faith Sakwe’s hand in marriage to Godswill Edward Osim.
Prior to the church service was a traditional wedding ceremony between Faith Sakwe and Godswill Osim. The event took place at the President Goodluck Jonathan’s house in Yenagoa. Leading the delegation of the bridegroom’s family, who hail from that state, was the governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke. The guests were also thrilled with traditional Morrican dance from Cross River State.
More than 2000 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, serving in Edo State may have lost the sum of N1, 113, 000 being total deductions from their monthly allowances for the three months of January to March 2014. They were each paid N19, 685.25 instead of the federal government approved monthly allowance of N19, 800.
Past graduates of University of Nigeria College of Medicine Association, UNNCOMA have proposed to build a N6 billion Ultra Modern College of Medicine at the university’s teaching hospital Ituku-OzallaSubmitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:43
On March 29, 2014, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, ex-Biafram leader was honoured by University of Nigeria (UNN) with a Posthumous award of Doctor of Law (Honourary Causa) during its 43rd Convocation
Past graduates of University of Nigeria College of Medicine Association, UNNCOMA have proposed to build a N6 billion Ultra Modern College of Medicine at the university’s teaching hospital Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State that will provide first class infrastructure and quality training and retraining of health personnel in the country.
The National Industrial Court may jail Edo State Attorney General for contempt, after the state government went against its order not to conduct a planned test for teachers.
The Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Benin chapter, last week, condemned the Edo State government’s decision to go ahead with the competency test for teachers in the state despite the service on them of an injunction of the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja. The court had restrained the government from conducting the test pending the determination of the matter in court.
From all indications, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has become a resting place for most former governors in the country especially after their second terms in office. But the development according to Senate watchers has not so far translated into any added value in the red chamber.
Instead, it has only introduced an ‘executive mentality’ in the Upper Chamber of the nation’s legislature where the governors’ turned lawmakers. bark orders like in their former positions as chief executives which is a departure from the argumentative nature of the legislature.
Penultimate Saturday was a great day for Bayelsans as the amiable wife of the state governor, Dr. Rachael Dickson, bagged an honorary PhD from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Mrs. Dickson being a woman generally loved and cherished because of her love for the Ijaw girl and gender equality, attracted the crème de la crème of Bayelsa. They could not hold back their joy, as they came out to celebrate her.
The news sounded like a fairy tale or one of the moonlight stories narrated to school children however it was a true life story that happened in Enugu on early morning of Saturday, March 8, precisely by 4.30am, that a group of young men with machetes and cutlasses attempted to invade the Enugu state government house, where well equipped security personnel are stationed 24 hours daily.