Abuja Newspaper vendors are protesting over the killing of their colleague by one of the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
The Members of Abuja Newspaper Vendors Association have on Friday, November 20, protested the killing of one of their colleagues, Ifeanyi Okereke Elechi, who was shot by security operative attached to Femi Gbajabiamila.
The speaker in a statement confirmed on Friday, confirmed the incident while revealing that the officer involved has been suspended.
Chairman of the Association, Etim Iwara, revealed that the deceased gunned down by a trigger happy security aid.
Iwara and other vendors demand justice for their colleague while staying that distribution of newspapers to the public would be suspended till further notice.
One of the vendor, and witness to the shooting Emmanuel Onyebuchi, said he was present when the deceased was shot dead.
Onyebuchi revealed that the convoy of the Speaker stopped at the traffic light junction at Federal Secretariat Area and that Femi beckoned on him, Ifeanyi and others vendors to come.
They were given N9,000 after they answered immediately to the call from the speaker and were already rejoicing and praise-singing the gesture of the speaker while heading back to their selling point, when the operative alighted from one of the back up vehicles and directly shot the vendors.
Onyebuchi also revealed that the deceased’s wife gave birth weeks ago and that the baby’s naming ceremony was supposed to be today, Friday. Unfortunately Ifeanyi died shortly after he was rushed to the National Hospital.
“The late Elechi and I were greeting the Speaker, Gbajabiamila, even though the traffic light had passed him, but he parked and called us to come. Elechi and myself, we crossed to meet him and he gave us N9,000.
The DSS officer came down from the jeep, pulled his gun and shot Elechi while we were crossing the road to go back.
I turned back and followed the officer, shouting, you’ve killed my brother, the officer also shot again into the air. but the bullet missed me, because I quickly fell on the ground.”
Elechi’s wife has a new born baby whose naming ceremony was supposed to be today (Friday).” He said.
Nigerian vendors in Abuja have taken to the streets to protest the death of Ifeanyi Okereke, the newspaper vendor shot by Femi Gbajabiamila’s security aide. Here’s a short clip of the protest:#TheAfricaPlugpic.twitter.com/vGxeiqX7Ai
An American school, The East Carolina University in the United States of America, has appointed Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as a visiting full Professor of e-Governance and International Affairs.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Malam Abba Anwar, said Ganduje’s intellectual recognition was conveyed in a letter signed by Prof. Victor W. and dated November 30, 2020.
In the letter titled “Appointment to the position of Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs”, he was congratulated by the University’s Academic Board.
The statement said the letter reads:
“Congratulations! The Academic Board of International Center for Information Technology and Development, College of Business, USA, is pleased to inform you that you have been appointed as Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs.”
“Amazed at governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s accomplishment in good governance and genuine investment in human capital development,” said the statement.
“Not only that, Ganduje’s choice is a depiction of close monitoring of his achievements as a governor in the last couple of years. Which eventually earned him global recognition and commendation.”
As the letter acknowledges:
“You have been a source of motivation to the Nigerian youths both at home and in the diaspora at large. We are amazed at your accomplishments both as the Executive Governor of Kano State, Nigeria, Fellow National Association of Educational Administration and Planning, Nigeria, and your investment in Human Capital Development.”
As his academic responsibilities, the Academic Board of the University assigns for the governor, that:
“…You will mentor PhD students, junior lecturers, as well as take a lead in advising our University’s Research Center on academic issues related to E-Governance and International Affairs. We run specialised workshops for government officials (Executive, Judiciary and Legislature) from developing nations.
“The University’s keen interest in tapping from governor Ganduje’s wealth of experience, good governance posture and commitment to societal development, they said, “…we will be elated to host you even once a year to speak to them during our conferences and colloquia. This will be scheduled at your convenience.
“Speaking the obvious, the letter appreciates that, “Looking at your academic, administrative, and overall leadership record in Nigeria and Africa, you fit perfectly in East Carolina University’s goal to remain a leading research and teaching institution in the United States and beyond.
“It is our fervent hope, Sir, that you will accept this offer. Your appointment will be posted at …ECU-ICITD’s website…once we get your acceptance.”
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The year 2020 came with a bag full of tricks, every month seemed to hold a new surprise. The most daunting event is that of the Covid-19 pandemic that literally took the world by shock. But two pandemics are clamping down hard on Nigerian youth: The global health pandemic and unemployment.
According to new research by the National Bureau of Statistics, unemployment in Nigeria is certainly at an all-time high with over 40% of youths unemployed or underemployed.
As an individual, you can only but try to create or seize opportunities as they come; there isn’t a specific answer or routine you must carry out to be successful in your job search or career. But with an overcrowded job marketplace in our country, there are things you could do to give yourself a fighting chance.
An estimated 85% of our population is under the age of 40 making Nigeria by far the demographically youngest of the world’s eighth-most populated countries. The peculiarities of this kind of market are that everyone is desperate to be successful, they want the best jobs, they want great income, and also live a good life.
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The latest episode introduces us to Nuel Oyebade, a 28-year-old photographer based in Lagos.
Nuel has been crushing on Victoria for two whole years but hasn’t had the courage to express his feelings to her.
He had met her two years ago while taking a stroll on the beach and offered to take a picture of her and her friend. Victoria’s friend dismissed him because she thought he wanted to take the picture in exchange for money, but unlike her friend, Victoria was very pleasant and agreed to strike a pose for him.
They exchanged numbers so he could send the photos to her and a friendship developed from there.
But even though they kept in touch, they never saw each other again for the simple reason that Victoria stays on the Island while Nuel lives on the mainland.
Anyway, with the help of Bisola and the Shoot Your Shot team, he planned an intimate dinner to finally tell her how he feels about her.
When the big reveal finally came, Victoria was surprised to see that he was the one who planned the whole thing as they had only seen each other that one time.
Nuel was very nervous but in the middle of their dinner, he finally told her he wants to be her boyfriend. Victoria thanked him for going all out to plan the dinner but let him know that she needed more time to get to know him and see if he fits into her future.
Shoot Your Shot airs on Africa Magic, DStv Channel 151 at 6:30 PM every Sunday!