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Angry Applicants Give Nigeria Immigration Service Knocks Over Recruitment Chaos



IMG_8647_0Angry applicants for the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment held Saturday across Nigeria, have expressed concern over the poor conduct of the exercise, which has resulted in multiple deaths.

At least seven persons died in stampede in Abuja, while four were confirmed dead in Port Harcourt. There are reports of more deaths at other exam centres, but the reports are yet unconfirmed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the immigration test scheduled its Lagos centre aptitude test for March 15 at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

Several nursing mothers, pregnant women and persons with disabilities were part of the large crowd at the various centres.

Some of the applicants, however, told NAN that they reached the venue of the aptitude test as early as 7 a.m. but were yet to start the exercise as at noon.

Tajudeen Orelope said since he got to the venue, there was no arrangement on ground to attend to the applicants.

“The information we got is that the sporting exercise will start by 7 a.m. and the examination will be held by 4 p.m.

“But most of us have been here since 7 a.m. and we have all been hanging around and nobody is talking to us about what is going on”, Mr. Orelope said.

A nursing mother, Beatrice Uchenna, and a house wife, Emmanuella Obong, said that they left their homes in Alagbado since 4.30 a.m. to meet up with the scheduled 7 a.m. recruitment exercise.

“I brought my baby here thinking that before noon, the exams will be over, but up till 11a.m., nobody has attended to us or even told us our fate”, Mrs. Uchenna said.

Mrs. Obong said that she left her children at the mercy of a neighbour and she was not sure of when she would return home with the way things were going.

Another applicant, James Iroha, said that he could not continue to wait as he was not sure when the examination would commence.

“I am going home because I am not sure if the examination will still hold as the crowd out here is so overwhelming.

“We have not seen any sign of commencing the exercise at all. I do not think they can accommodate all of us. This is outright suffering and I cannot stand it”, he said.

Dolapo Akinkunmi, who said she had been unemployed for over five years, was just discharged from the hospital to participate in the exercise and return to the hospital.

“I got the message on Wednesday that the examination will be held on Saturday. My doctor refused to discharge me, but I have to beg him because I need the job desperately.

“This is already noon and we have not started. I have to go back to the hospital now before I die here because I cannot even stand the crowd and the heat of the sun”, she said.

An applicant, Ismail Kadiri, urged the Federal Government to address the problem of unemployment in the country, saying that the turnout of applicants showed the level of unemployed Nigerians.

“I am sure that the immigration officials are overwhelmed by the crowd and do not know how to attend to us.

“That is why the whole process is being delayed. It is a signal to our government that they should do something about the unemployment rate in this country”, he said.

An Immigration official, who chose to be anonymous, told NAN that the recruitment exercise was being delayed due to logistics problem.

He said that the physical activities were supposed to start by 7 a.m., while the examination was fixed for 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, businesses are booming for owners of business centres and restaurants who are being patronised by the applicants. (NAN)

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  1. mr

    March 16, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Fucked up govtment. Stupid idiots

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    March 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon



Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

Olufon of Ifon

Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon under Ose Local Government Area Ondo State, has been murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Oba Adeusi was reportedly killed on Thursday evening at a spot around the Elegbeka axis of the town.

According to reports, the monarch was initially kidnapped before he was eventually killed.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Raises Alarm As Bandits Allegedly Kidnap Scores On Kaduna-Abuja Road

The monarch reportedly died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Describing the event as an unfortunate one, the Police spokesman in the state also revealed that two people in the monarch’s convoy were kidnapped.

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu



No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed that there is no pardon for people indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence.

The governor made this remark on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by this wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.

The Committee was set up to give recommendations on how the fight against sexual and gender-based violence can be won.

Speaking at the occasion, Sanwo-Olu, restated his commitment to protecting the vulnerable demographics and getting justice for victims violated.

Also Read: Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

The governor said, “I am delighted by the work done by the Stakeholders’ Committee to bring attention to the problems facing voiceless adults and children in our society. Through your efforts, vulnerable people are building the courage to speak out on offences of sexual violence and heal their wounds.

“We will bring people, who have been perpetrating these crimes, knowingly or unknowingly, to book. We will ensure they never walk freely without the full wrath of the law brought upon them. It is part of our responsibility to ensure that the vulnerable members of our society have a voice and have access to where they can get justice when their rights are violated.”

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila



Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila

Josephine Okereke, wife of the Abuja-based vendor killed by a security aide of Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has rejected the family’s demand of N500 million compensation.

Okereke while speaking to newsmen on Thursday stated that what she wants is justice for her late husband, and not the compensation being sought by his family.

Recall that some days ago, Ifeanyi, her husband, was shot by Abdullahi Hassan, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative attached to the speaker.

Also Read: Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiamila, Threatens Legal Action

Days after the Speaker promised to ensure justice, the family of the slain vendor wrote the speaker, demanding a N500 million compensation.

Okereke, however, told journalists in Abuja that she was not privy to the N500 million compensation requested by the family.

“I was in my house when within 10 minutes my father-in-law came from Abia, he went out along with his other son and the next day I heard that my husband’s people are demanding N500 million as compensation,” she said.

“I was shocked and asked how will they be doing that and how will the speaker help the children again with such demand. All I want now is that the person that killed my husband to face justice.”

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