JUST IN: UniAbuja students protest colleague’s death, block major highway

Students of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) have blocked a major highway in protest of the death of their colleague.

The front of the university where the students are protesting is a few kilometres to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

It is an access road for travellers going to the southern part of the country from the Abuja metropolis.

Simi Love, a 200 level student of history department, was reportedly knocked down on Sunday by a vehicle while fleeing from suspected armed bandits.

The incident occurred in front of the gate of the main campus.

“They have been robbing students in front of the school for some time now. She was knocked down by a car while trying to escape armed robbers” a student who simply identified herself as Pamilerin told TheCable.

“The person that knocked her down brought the girl into school immediately for treatment but she did not survive it because they are no facilities in the school clinic.”

Late last night, Okoye Abdulazeez, the student union government (SUG) president, in a statement said the chief security officer of the school “must go” since he could no longer protect the students.

“Our university clinic must be adequately staffed and equipped,” the statement by Abdulazeez read.

“We thereby jingle the solidarity bell to all the students. Come 6:00 am today (Monday), we are converging at the front of main campus of University of Abuja. And our prayers to the vice-chancellor must be honoured.”


Source: The Cable

Lagos Residents Express Satisfaction With Power Supply

Some residents of Lagos have commended the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, for improved power supply.

The residents gave the commendation in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.

A resident of Abesan Estate, Ipaja, Mr. Bola Ogun, said that the improvement in power supply had created comfort.
“It is obvious that power supply in this area has really improved and we are happy.

“You know, when there is constant power supply, life becomes much more comfortable because now we can sleep comfortably at night and artisans now depend less on generating sets,’’ he said.

A resident of Ojo, Mr Tajudeen Idowu,was also excited about the improved power situation.

“In recent times, we have been enjoying improved power supply and we are happy about that.

“Though it is not yet 24 hours uninterrupted power supply but it has remarkably improved and I commend PHCN and Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the minister in charge of power for a job well done.

“We can only hope that the improvement will continue after the rainy season because some people are saying that it is because of the rains,’’ Idowu said.

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Governor Ambode Transforms Ketu-Alapere Expressway (Photos)

The Lagos State Government yesterday unveiled a newly-built Lay-by off the ever-busy Ketu-Alapere expressway. The development is meant to decongest traffic off the expressway to motorists heading towards Alapere, Mile 12 and Ikorodu.

The new construction gives the place an unbeliveable beauty, as the walls on the walk way were finished off with creative graffiti.

The Governor said that the commissioning of the “Ketu-Alapere Lay-By is a strong indication of our commitment to make life better for residents and investors. This Ketu-Alapere lay-by is one of our interventions to decongest traffic gridlock in that axis. The Alapere-Ketu Lay-By is a 2-lane access road from Iyana Oworo inwards Alapere-Ketu”





Nigerians In UK, Europe Express Disappointment With Referendum Result

A cross section of Nigerians in Europe on Friday expressed disappointment over the decision of the UK in a referendum to leave the European Union.

Results released early on Friday by UK authorities indicated that 17, 410,742 Britons voted to leave EU, while 16,141,241 others voted to remain.

The Leave campaigners won by 52 per cent to 48 per cent with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

In telephone interviews with the Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria some Nigerians described the outcome of the referendum as a catastrophe for ethnic minorities in Europe.

Mr Raymond Aste, a lawyer and political analyst in London, said those who voted in favour of Brexit (Britain Exit) did so emotionally in line with their individual opinion on what a Leave EU vote meant.

Aste said, “I can understand concerns by the white supremacist to stem the flow of immigrants into their country.

“But for the immigrant communities, it beats me as to how they considered voting to leave the EU.

“This has a long implication economically, legally and many others.”

Similarly, Dr John Duniya, who resides in Scotland, said the Leave EU outcome meant ethnic minorities would not have protection of EU laws, especially on human rights issues.

“Being under the EU meant we had some kind of protection under certain laws but with this development the UK will be in full control of its system without interference from the EU.

“Secondly, the argument put forward by the Leave campaigners on immigration control and better welfare for commonwealth citizens is just a deceit.

“I bet you, their idea of commonwealth means Australia and Canada, not Nigeria, Ghana , India and Pakistan.

In the same vein, Mrs Yetunde Olivier, a member of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, France, said “this is bad for Europe.

“Britain should have pushed for renegotiation in areas it is not comfortable with rather than seek for exit.

“This is not only about immigration, it is about trade, currency, law and, above all, supremacy.

“I hope at the long run Nigerians and others would not be kicked out of the UK,” she stressed.

Some Nigerians, who spoke to NAN from Switzerland, stressed the need for Nigerians in diaspora to start considering going back home.

Mr Uche Obiano, a systems analyst, said “all this fear about uncertainty in the UK can be addressed if we start considering going back to our fatherland.

Obiano said, “If Europeans developed Europe themselves we can also go back home and contribute to nation building.

“The so-called opportunities ethnic minorities in the UK think they will benefit from after Brexit are not jobs their people want.

“Britons do not do cleaning, care-giving or security jobs, these can be very tasking and degrading but at the same time immigrants are seeking these jobs for survival.

“My opinion is that if you find life tough abroad then go back home and hustle.”

Similarly, politicians from France, Germany, Belgium, among others have expressed concern over the EU’s economy and future without Britain.

Some anti- immigration politicians in Europe have lauded the move and recommended the same step for their countries.

Credit: Punch

“Kylie Jenner So Hooked On Surgery”, Her Closest Friends Express Shock Over Her Recent Surgery

Kylie Jenner was the butt of jokes while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when Ellen asked if she can deflate her lips, but the 18-year-old has even become a joke amongst her group of friends with her continual denials of plastic surgery.


Groups Express Concern Over ‘Exclusion Of Women’ In Buhari’s Appointments

Some Nigerian women groups have expressed concern over what they see as the neglect of women in President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointment of principal officers. The women raised their concern at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.

The President of Women in Politics Forum, Ebere Ifendu, said the non-inclusion of women in the appointments so far made by the present administration would hamper the country’s democracy.

“We warn that this exclusion of women, if not immediately checked, may lead to a situation where the generality of Nigerian women will regard themselves as outsiders in President Buhari’s administration…”

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