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Nigerian Navy Close Dawn Illegal Maritime Academy In A/Ibom

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Operatives of the Nigerian Navy NNS Jubilee in Akwa Ibom on Sunday closed the premises of an illegal Merchant Seaman Maritime Academy at Ikot Aduto in Essien Udim local Government area of Akwa Ibom State.

The Navy also arrested the owner of the Academy, a self styled Captain, Adams Pius and nine others, including two women, for allegedly operating the fake merchant navy academy.

About 95 students of the illegal Seaman Academy, who were adorned in Nigerian Navy uniform, were also disbanded and asked to return home.

Other suspects were mostly the lecturers of the school, which the Navy claimed had been in operation for quite some time now and had many graduates as staffs.

Briefing newsmen shortly after sealing of the premises, Mudiaga Ejumabone (Captain) and Executive Officer NNS Jubilee Ikot Abasi who led the operation said the Merchant Seaman Academy, is not an approved institution.

He added that the only institution that trains merchant navy in the country is Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Transport.

Ejumabone who represented the Commander NNS Jubilee, Saidu Garba accused the proprietor of the school Adams Pius of parading himself as a Captain in the school adding that he had never attended any Navy school.

He stated that the academy did not have any legal backing to operate and that it was neither registered nor approved by the Ministry of Transport as Maritime training Institution.

‘’Some of these people often deceive would-be recruits that it has affiliation with Nigerian Navy and the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, as their uniforms resemble naval uniforms and accoutrements.”

As you can see they are impersonating, especially with their mode of dressing, which is similar to the naval uniform, causing a big embarrassment to the Nigerian Navy.

“The nefarious activities of these so-called seafarers, if not nipped in the bud, would continue to constitute serious security problems in the country.

Once the products of this training programme cannot secure jobs, they might become ready tools to be used as thugs, armed robbers, assassins and possibly, militants.”

But the Adams the proprietor of the school said the school was registered by the Federal Ministry and National Board for Technical Education NABTE.

He said he studied in Ghana as a Marine Engineer and has never attended any naval training school before, but bestowed on himself the naval rank of Captain to reflect the nomenclature of seaman school which is generally used by mariners.

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

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Settling down is not easy when you are a babymama — Actress Bisola Aiyeola

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate cum actress, Bisola Aiyeola, has said it hasn’t been easy raising a family.

The multi-talented TV star, in an interview with Sun News, revealed that getting married and building a new home might not be a bed of roses for someone who already has a child.

“There’s the urge to have that close nuclear family unit and then there’s the reality; it’s not that easy having another child and building a new home. I’ve heard from other people’s experiences too. Somehow, I’ve been able to manage all these years with my daughter.

I am proud of her; she’s in secondary school now. I just want to work on giving her the best. I won’t say that I am using torchlight to look for a family now, but if it does happen, I’ll embrace it with all of me. But the reality of it is that, it’s not as beautiful as it sounds,” she said.

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

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A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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