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Age Falsification and the Nigerian Society

News Introduction: 
As Falsification of age seems to be an acceptable norm in Nigeria, it is obvious that it is not the ideal ingredient for nation building. - By Rita Onuoha

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.

Defection: Senate Seeks Constitutional Amendment

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There is no doubt that democracy is gradually taking root in the country. - By Jude Orji

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. 

Yenogoa Agog For Jonathan’s Daughter

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President Goodluck Jonathan hosted guest to a colourful ceremony as he gave his daughter, Faith Sakwe’s hand in marriage to Godswill Edward Osim. - By Eunice Nnachi

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. 

Sleaze in Edo NYSC over bank product

News Introduction: 
The unilateral decision of a the Edo State coordinator of the NYSC in buying into a commercial bank product has cost serving members over N1 million in charges. - By Victor Osehobo

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-Ozalla

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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. - By Maurice Okafor

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 

UNNCOMA launches N6bn Ultra Modern College of Medicine

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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... By Jude Orji

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.

Edo AG And NIC’s Dangling Sword Of Damocles

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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. - By Victor Osehobo

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.

Nigerian Senate As Ex-governors’ Chamber of Refuge

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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. - By Jude Orji

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.

Garlands for Gender Equality Amazon, Emancipator of the Ijaw Girl

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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. - By Eunice Nnachi

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. 

Biafra ...Another Pipe Dream

News Introduction: 
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... - By Maurice Okafor

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.

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