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PDP Mourns Victims, Demands Immediate Investigation On Immigration Stampede.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called for immediate investigation of the death of some Nigerians who died during stampede at the recruitment exercise at the National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday.

1924737_776822455676186_1962211763_nThe Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) conducted the exercise simultaneously throughout the 36 states of the federation and FCT. Mr Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the party, made the call in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

He also called on the Ministry of Interior and relevant government agencies, to immediately swing into action to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the stampede.

Metuh further urged government agencies and parastatals, as well as all PDP elected and appointed officials at all levels of government to redouble their efforts in curbing unemployment in the country.

This, the party spokesman added, was in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda and the PDP manifesto. He said the party was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the untimely death of the young citizens who were at the exercise.

He said the victims were not at the venue only to secure jobs but also to be allowed the opportunity to contribute toward the development of the nation. Metuh added that it was unfortunate and disheartening that the victims paid the supreme price while trying to be more useful to the nation He commiserated with the families of the deceased and prayed for the speedy recovery of the wounded.

NAN reports that the authorities of National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday confirmed the death of seven persons among 67,000 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) job applicants in the FCT.

Mr Tayo Haastrup, the spokesman for the hospital, told NAN that the dead included five women and two men adding that their bodies had been deposited at the mortuary.

 

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  1. Nellow

    March 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    What an insult,after killing people 4 sumting dt hv already been hijacked by all doz evil politicians,they re now talking rubbish on tv & news papers 4 who 2 mourn who & investigate who?,God ll punish all of una & una family,blood sucking govt.

  2. chima

    March 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    If they wil get d job it would hv bin good death, D job hv already bin ginin 2 som people who did nt even entered d hall. Wht a cuntry full of coruption and evil men.

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School teacher reportedly flees after allegedly flogging his student to death in Lagos

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In what will come across as a really shocking development, a Twitter user has accused a Lagos teacher of killing his brother.

The man alleged that a Lagos teacher beat his junior brother to death over the boy’s failure to correctly answer a question asked of him during their mathematics session.

The man, whose Twitter handle identified him as Ridwan Oyewunmi, on Friday narrated the incident, which he claimed involved one Elihans College in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

He said the school authorities had made them believe the young boy, whom he identified as Boluwatife Omelaja, had slumped and died while attempting to answer a question in the front of the classroom.

“I just lost my brother to School Teacher Brutality. Mr. Emmanuel is a sec school teacher at Elihans college, Ikorodu in Lagos,” Oyewunmi wrote in a Twitter thread.

“He beat up my brother Boluwatife Omelaja (frame 2) to death on the 26th of November on the school premises because he couldn’t answer a math question he was asked correctly.

“The school initially made us believe he slumped and died while he was trying to answer the question on the board, a boy who wasn’t ill or showed any sign of sickness before.

“He was brought home in the school’s bus by the school proprietress and principal, along with Mr. Emma-whom we didn’t know was the killer at that time, and he was buried a few hours later according to the Muslims doctrine.”

Oyewunmi also said the principal conveyed the boy’s corpse with the school bus to his parents’ home.

He, however, added that one Lateef Omelaja, the deceased’s sibling, “who was prevented from leaving the school,” later returned and narrated what he claimed transpired.

“Meanwhile Bolu’s other brother, Lateef Omelaja was prevented from leaving the school premises, in order to prevent him from spreading the true news to us at home and to buy Mr. Emma more time to run away,” he added.

“We believed the cock and bull story the school fed us not until Lafeef got home at around 5 pm and narrated what really happened at the school to us.

“We also confirmed this from other students of the school including classmates of Boluwatife.

“The painful part is, the school keeps trying to cover up for Mr. Emma claiming he didn’t beat Bolu. Mr. Emma is on the run, nowhere to be found.

“I know no amount of punishment for him will bring back my brother but I just want Mr. Emma located and justice served.”

As of when this report was filed, TheCable Lifestyle has reached out to the school involved to hear its side of the story.

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I am happy without marriage, kids – Don Jazzy reveals

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Michael Collins Ajere, professionally known as Don Jazzy has said he is happy without marriage and kids.

The iconic music producer said that contrary to many people’s belief, he is happy not being married at this point in his life.

Don Jazzy stated this during an interview with The PUNCH, while speaking on the level of fulfilment he feels.

According to him, his business is doing well and family is comfortable, so the believe that he is not happy about not being married and not having children is untrue.

The music producer noted that he is very happy currently and would only start missing children sometime in the future.

When asked if he feels fulfilled, he said;

“Pretty much, yes. I am doing well and I have a beautiful business. My family is healthy and comfortable. I know a lot of people would say because I am not married and don’t have children, that means I am not happy.

“But, I am very happy (laughs). I am not missing anything. Perhaps, in the future, I would start missing little children but for now, I am actually fine. I feel fulfilled and grateful. I thank God.”

Read Full Interview HERE

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Falz excited after a street in Lagos was named after him

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Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz has taken to social media to show his excitement after a street got named after him in Lagos state.

Street named after Falz in Lagos

The Bop Daddy crooner disclosed this on Friday, November 27, on his Instagram page after he shared a photo of himself standing under a street sign .

On the street sign, one could see “Falz Falana Lane” boldly written on it.

Street named after Falz in Lagos

Sharing his excitement, the rapper stated that there is “wahala” for anyone who doesn’t have a street named after them.

In Nigeria, streets are named after people for a purpose. It could be for their affluence, impacts or landmark achievements.

There is no doubt that Falz was honoured for his impact in music and society at large recalling how he used his voice during the recent EndSARS campaign.

His fans and industry colleagues have reacted to the photo of the singer. While Many hailed him with different love emojis, others noted that he deserved it.

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