Thursday, 14 February 2013

Students awaiting results barricade college

It was an uneasy calm today 14 February at the premises of the College of Education, Ilorin as hundreds of students of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti sealed off the premises of the institution.
The college of education is an affiliate of the University of Ado Ekiti, running sandwich and regular degree programmes.
The students, who claimed to be 2012 graduates of the institution, said they had not been issued their results, which will qualify them for mobilisation for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, programme.
A detachment of regular and mobile policemen mounted surveillance on the roads leading to the campus to forestall breakdown of law and order.
The rampaging students disrupted the ongoing first Semester examination of the NCE students of the college,barricading all entrances to the campus.
The irate youth, who carried placards with unprintable words denouncing the administration of the suspended Provost of the institution, Dr. Ibrahim Abdulrahaman, made bonfires in the front gate of the institution.
Pioneer President of the regular students of the university, Ilorin outreach, Muritala I. Suleiman, accused the suspended provost of being the architect of their woes, arguing that he allegedly defaulted in regularly remitting money due to the parent university in Ado Ekiti.
Suleiman said the over 500 graduates called on the college authorities to iron out their differences with the Ekiti state university, otherwise they would make the school ungovernable.
He said: “Results ought to have been out three months after exams and we finished exams July last year. The bone of contention is that school management lied that it is not indebted to Ekiti state University, Ado Ekiti. But we eventually discovered that the College is indebted to Ado Ekiti to the tune of N138, 160,200 while they just posted N15m.
“Then Ado told management to defray all its indebtedness before our results would be released. Students did not default in the payment of their fees which was N80,000 each for the Regular undergraduates.
“We want the college to sort itself out with the University of Ado Ekiti between now (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) so that our results will be released and we will then be mobilized for the mandatory NYSC. Anything short of that will incur the wrath of students. Today’s demonstration is peaceful but subsequent ones might not be.”
He appealed to the state government to intervene before things get out of hand, adding that the students had held series of meetings with the state government on the matter.

Keshi: A house gift from Gov. Uduaghan  

Chief coach of the victorious Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, was Thurday rewarded with a building for his leading the nation’s senior football team to African Nation Cup glory by the government of Delta state.
Governor of Delta stata, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who disclosed this when players and officials of the national team paid him a courtesy call in Asaba, announced that the state government has allocated a plot of land to Stephen Keshi and also promised to put up a befitting structure for the undisputed Africa’s number one coach of the moment.
Uduaghan and Keshi
Uduaghan and Keshi
The governor while thanking President Goodluck Jonathan for giving Delta state the opportunity to host the victorious Super Eagles, charged sport heroes to give back to the society through mentoring programmes and development of sporting talents of the teeming youths of the country, just as he added that it was also important for the youths to have mentors to enable them channel their talents positively.
“The state government is working out a programme to ensure that our sporting heroes help mentor our younger ones to become great sportsmen.”
The governor enjoined all sporting heroes to key into the programme to enable the state achieve its dream and maintain its top position in sports in the country.
“Sports is one of the key points in the actualisation of the Delta beyond oil policy and the state will continue to support sports to enable the youths utilise their skills.”
While congratulating the team for winning the championship, Dr. Uduaghan commended Stephen Keshi for his resilience and patience in giving his best even when people doubted the ability of the team to deliver.
The governor promised the state government’s continuous support for the team and prayed that the team would continue to excel in all their future competitions.
Speaking earlier, the Chief Coach Stephen Keshi expressed his gratitude to Nigerians for their support throughout the AFCON competition.
While stating that his goal at the championship was to bring smiles to the faces of Nigerians, he promised that his team would continue to improve and ensure that Nigeria takes its pride of place in the African football map.
In his brief remark, the Chairman Delta State Sports Commission Mr Amaju Pinnick informed the gathering that Nigeria now ranked 30th in the recently released FIFA ranking.
He said that the victorious Super Eagles would serve as role models for the younger ones and they represent the mentoring spirit advocated by Governor Uduaghan at the sports summit held in Asaba.

Val Day: Governor pledges to pay for weddings  

Apparently revelling in the spirit of Valentine day celebration, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has promised to bankroll expenses of wedding ceremonies of all youth corps members serving in the state who intend to get married to one another.
Uduaghan who announced this in Asaba Thursday, at the passing out parade of the 2012 Batch A corps members, called out the corps members who intend to get married to one another and promised to sponsor any genuine move for marriage between the corps members.
He also directed that all such intending couples register their names with the Secretary of the state government once marriage plans have been consummated.

Governor Uduaghan with the corps members

Governor Uduaghan with the corps members
Other highlights of the passing out parade include various cash awards ranging from N500,000 to N1 million each for 11 outstanding corps members who distinguished themselves in their area of primary assignments.
The governor said the cash awards was to encourage youths to channel their efforts towards self-employment instead of relying on white collar jobs.
Other awards dished out to corps members who excelled in the NYSC DG games in Abuja includes the relay quartet, N400,000 each, the football team N250,000 each, 100 meters race N200,000, while their coaches received N500,000 each.
Explaining that the cash award was not a display of wealth, Dr Uduaghan said that the import was to encourage youth self-employment and promote Human capital development in the state.
“What we are doing is to assist corps members to establish businesses especially viable businesses that have good feasibility studies. It is also to promote economic boom in the state because we will encourage the corps members to encourage our people. The corps members should not go to their states to bring their own people because we will resist such a move. The condition is that they will employ our own people,” he said.
The governor who restated the determination of his administration to build a state beyond oil, said empowering the corps members through micro credit scheme would enable the state achieve the mission.
In what looked like a question and answer session, the governor asked the outgoing corps members whether they were interested in establishing their businesses in the state and their answer was a thunderous yes.
The governor therefore promised to encourage many corps members interested in establishing their own businesses in the state with micro credit loans provided their business outfits have the potential of employing other youths.
Reacting to the failure of some local government areas to pay corps members their state allowance, he directed the state Head of Service, Mr. Okey Ofili to within one week period pay the outgoing corps members their allowances.
Earlier in his address, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Joseph Ezechukwu announced that 5 corps members had their service year extended for 1 year because they absconded from their area of primary assignment while 23 others who committed various offences will have their service year also extended from 2 weeks to 4 months.
He also announced that 11 corps members excelled and received various awards from the governor and the Chairman NYSC governing board even as he disclosed that a corps member Mr. Obinna Anyanwu emerged the overall best corps member of the year.
Mr. Ezechukwu commended the state government for the fast tempo of construction work going on at the NYSC orientation camp and pledged their support to the state government.
In a brief remark, the Chairman, NYSC governing board, Comrade Ovuzorie Macaulay, enjoined the corps members to pursue the lofty ideas of the NYSC skill acquisition programme to be gainfully employed.
He commended them for their contributions towards transforming the communities they worked.

Fashion models cover February edition of Mania magazine

Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi. Stylist: Dimeji Alara. Make-up: Bimpe Onakoya
Models: Binta Sani, Oiza Atoyebi, Ngozi Ugo, Emilia Faturoti, Moyin Arowosola.

Fashion models cover February edition of Mania magazine

Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi. Stylist: Dimeji Alara. Make-up: Bimpe Onakoya
Models: Binta Sani, Oiza Atoyebi, Ngozi Ugo, Emilia Faturoti, Moyin Arowosola.
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