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No White Paper Yet On Scrap Of NECO, UTME – Minister Of Education

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Minister_Of_Education_Ruqayyatu_RufaIMinister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i yesterday in Abuja said she was yet to be briefed of any moves by Federal Government to scrap the National Examination Council and the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The media was rife with reports that the Steve Oronsaye led Presidential Committee on the Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies had recommended the scraping of NECO and UTME among others.

However, Professor Ruqayyatu who made the comments at a meeting she held with the executives of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), said the whitepaper based on the committee’s findings had not yet been officially communicated to her.

“As far as I am concerned, it is a whitepaper based on the Orosonye committee but the whitepaper has not been officially communicated to me so I am not in a position to take any decision or pass any comment on that. For now we are not in a position to say anything.”

Meanwhile, ASUP has issued a 21 day ultimatum to go on warning strike starting March 25 if their demands are not met by Federal Government.

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  1. Erondu G. Ikenna

    April 18, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Why every time naija use to do something unfavourably without thinking over their strategies the make, before impliment it, take notice the damage it’ll bring to both the poor ones and the next generations? The people i ask these quetion is those called leaders, that thinking they are leading us well, but they don’t know they are leading us into distruction and hell, Dear, Minister of education, if in ur dream someone meet u with this stupid, urgly, nosens and rubbish proposal for u to meet Mr. President and senators to ask for implimentation? You agree and thanks the person he/she’ve done well, i think, let u people review the way ur leading we they poor, see if it good and relivant, i said all these, because the way the almighty God who here they poor ones and afflited the loaded soul react are not the way we imperfect humans act, because if u leaders mistreat us any how, the God who here prayer will distroy u leaders on that sit that u think is ur own.

  2. Erondu G. Ikenna

    April 18, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Mr. President, u know u are man of people including they poor, so don’t allow any antsuccess in ur leadership and don’t fear of any opposer. Sir don’t impliment that disease of scraping neco and jamb instead of that, find a way bring academic down,so they poor can educate, greedy leaders such as education minister and her groups don’t want they poor to get their heritage as citizens naija country,Minister take ur all antfuture strategies u called scrap of neco and jamb go ur way, remember,that sit u occupy is not ur kitchen chair u an appointee that seeking for a job by god gracy u appoint, don’t use that selfish authority rule our country,these not ur personal family u order any how, don’t manupulate anything by ur hand without considering they poor, if ur child was registered neco or jamb would u allow dirty decission,so think twice my dear, because he who exalt himself shall be humbled but he who humble himself shall be exalt,these a proverb to u. I’m just 17 years old, future leaders. Tanx.

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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