Friday, May 25, 2012

President Jonathan Inaugurates Scholarship Scheme for First Class Graduates

President Jonathan

 On Thursday, President Goodluck Jonathan,  inaugurated a special post-graduate scholarship scheme for all university graduates with a first class degree.

At the State House in Abuja, a 10-man steering committee for the take off of the scheme was inaugurated.

Jonathan said that 60% of our lecturers in our 124 universities had no doctorate degree. He said this situation is not only "unacceptable but embarrassing."

He said: "The information I got from the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) is that about 60 per cent of our academic staff in our universities don’t have PhD. that is quite embarrassing, I belief the Professors here will also feel bad.
"We have 124 universities, Federal, States and private and that is not good enough.
"I will set up an inter-ministerial department to work with some of you in the academics to come up with policies for robust training so that young men and women who are interested in academics could go anywhere in the world, that over the years we must bridge that gap.’’

Father of Nigerian Quadruplets Gets A Job


When a baby is born, it is a thing of joy to the family.
When  twins are born, it is still a thing of joy to the family.
But when a Quardruplet(4 babies at a single birth) is born, it becomes a thing of worry especially if the family is poor or jobless.

This is the case of family of Mr/Mrs Matthew Ukuegbu, who is the father of a set of quardruplet born at Federal Medical Center, Owerri recently. Mr Matthew is jobless.

But Imo Transport Company came to his help and offered Mr Matthew Ukuegbu automatic employment. This was confirmed by the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Emeka Duru, who said they were moved by the pitied condition of the family and their inability to cater well enough for the 4 babies.

A 36-year old American Woman Gives Up on Men and Marries ‘Herself’

Ms Nadine Schweigert

Her name is Ms  Nadine Schweigert and she  is a 36-year old US woman.

Ms Schweigert recently walked to the altar and marry her herself.She is a divorcee. Ms Schwigert said she went through a painful time when her two kids chose to live with their father after her divorce.
She said: “I was waiting for someone to come along and make me happy,” she says. “At some point, a friend said, ‘Why do you need someone to marry you to be happy? Marry yourself.’”

The wedding was attended by 40 of her friends.

 Ms reads her vow:  “I, Nadine, promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self” and presented herself with a ring and invited all guests to “blow kisses to the whole world”. 

Unknown Gunmen kill two in Potiskum market

Gunmen Men
Remember, early this month, some unidentified gunmen invaded the hugely popular cattle potiskum market killing at least 50 traders.

Well, on thursday this week, some unknown gunmen invaded same market killing 2 traders and injuring several others.   

Sources said the gunmen arrived on motorcycles and attacked the market. The identity of these gunmen is still unknown and no one knows who sent them.

Alibaba, Linda Ikeji, Halima Abubakar, Others Ready for 'Children Benefit Programme'

Charity Lounge

Charity Lounge Lagos, a non-profit a award-honour Initiative is set to organize a Children Day Benefit tagged “Fantastic Four” in Lagos.

This event is to take place  on May 27th, 2012 with support from Skriptures with Debbie & Overall Apparell.
The venue is at the Wesley Home for the Hearing Impaired & Pacelli School for the Blind, No 30, Ajao Road, Surulere by 2pm.  
The main purpose of the initiative is to help raise funds for invited charities and also recognize individuals and initiatives who contribute to community service.