Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and its leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike appear to be facing hard times. The group known for its flaunted non-violent posture may be in for intricate crisis, as it appears to have embraced violence and jettisoned non-violence in resolving internal squabbles among members.
Although Pope John Paul II initiated the World Youth Day, WYD celebration in 1984 for young people in the Roman Catholic Church, its scope has gone beyond the church as it is now being celebrated by many countries across the globe. With seven million attendees, the 1995 World Youth Day closing Mass in the Philippines set a world record for the largest number of people gathered for a single religious event. Today, the WYD is commonly celebrated in a way similar to many events.
According to Eldon Tanner “Service to humanity is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” The wife of Anambra State governor, Lady Ebele Obiano realised the importance of this quote when she announced plans to empower 5210 indigent women with funds and welfare facilities.
She disclosed to newsmen during the 2014 Mothers summit held in Awka, the state capital, that a total of 2,655 vulnerable children will also benefit from another welfare scheme while 1,416 physically challenged persons are to also receive succour.
The Enugu State commissioner of police, Abubakar Adamu Mohammed on June 9, 2014, held a joint interactive session with representatives of cattle rearers in Enugu State comprising mostly of Fulani herdsmen, representatives of cattle dealers in the state, some traditional rulers in the state, the various serving council chairmen in the 17 local government areas as well as divisional police officers serving in Enugu State.
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The University of Benin has been without a functional Vice-chancellor, VC, since 9th May 2014. The reason is that the occupant of the high office Professor Godwin Osayuki is sick and was flown out of the country for medical attention on the 22nd May 2014. The VC’s sickness and his trip abroad were made public in a national daily on the above date. According to the daily, “Vice- Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Professor Osayuki Godwin Oshodin has been flown to a London hospital following alleged food poisoning which he suffered a few months ago”.
Women are often referred to as goal getters, disciplined and people who always ensure that the right thing is done anywhere they find themselves. They are always at the forefront of ensuring that things work well, emphasising the saying that what a man can do a woman can do better.
This popular saying may be true in some spheres except in the political field where it is rare to see women run for positions like the president, governors and others.
Recently in the country, there have been accounts of several security threats arising from armed robbery, assassinations, militancy, kidnapping, and bombings.
Universities are known to be the citadel where knowledge is acquired. Nigerian universities today seem to have added “runs” to the existing courses being offered in the learning environment. ‘Runs’ is a slang used by university students to mean sex for money, financial and/or sexual inducement of lecturers for scores, exam malpractice and many other forms of illegal acts.
The International Animal Rights Movement, ARMI, recently asked the construction giant, SETRACO, to restore the portion of the Ogba Zoological gardens, which its reconstruction of the Oko-Ogba end of the Benin Airport dual carriageway destroyed in 2012 while paying compensation to residents whose properties were washed away in the process.
The group said that SETRACO needs to offset the losses, which included destruction of plant and animal habitats and pay for the restoration of animals, which escaped while working on the project in November 2012.