Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NUC Suspends Part-time Programmes in Universities

Prof. Julius Okojie
The National Universities Commission on Monday announced the suspension of all Part-Time Programmes run by universities in the country.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, also announced the results of accreditation of courses run by the National Open University of Nigeria.

Okojie said the suspension of the part- time programmes was to enable the regulatory body “streamline’’ them.

TRAGEDY: 7 People Killed By Electrocution; Pregnant Woman Included

Tragedy struck at the Apata market in Ibadan yesterday when seven persons, including a pregnant woman and a nursing mother, were instantly killed when a live high tension power cable of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) suddenly cut off and fell on traders at the ever busy market.

The incident, which occurred at about 7am, affected mostly vegetables vendors as they were busy transacting their business at the popular Agbekoja section of the market.
Eyewitness identified the pregnant woman as Tawa and that her mother who was also standing by was a victim of the dawn electrocution.

Hollywood: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie To Marry In The UK

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
 The Hollywood couple ( Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) who got engaged in April after being together for seven years are reportedly looking to have a low key wedding ceremony in Windsor, UK.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "They've always planned to have the official part secretly with just their kids and family. They're looking at Windsor register office, where Charles and Camilla and Elton John and David Furnish tied the knot. "

Nigerian Breaks Academic Record At John Hopkins University

22-year-old Nigerian, Emmanuel Ohuabunwa
A 22-year-old Nigerian has emerged the best graduating student of John Hopkins University in the United States. He obtained a Grade Point Average of 3.98 out of a possible 4.0 to earn a degree in Neurosciences.

A 22-year-old Nigerian, Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, has made history at John Hopkins University, United States of America. Ohuabunwa from Arochukwu, Abia State, has done the nation proud by becoming the first black man to make a Grade Point Average of 3.98 out of 4.0 to bag a degree in Neurosciences in the university. He was also adjudged as having the highest honours during the graduation that was held on May 24 this year.

BBA Update: " I Didn't Ask You To Save Me', Said Prezzo

Big Brother Stargame ‘Lovebirds’ Goldie and Prezzo had another big fight last night, we all saw this one coming.
Barely a day after Goldie announced that she had saved him from eviction Prezzo has made it clear to her that he actually didn’t need her to.

After a minor argument, the on-off couple tore each other apart and Prezzo didn’t mince his words as he told the Nigerian exactly where to get off.

You are a quitter, you are a runner, run away like you always do’, Prezzo told Goldie who painfully tried to defend her actions.

Look beyond the action to the intention, Goldie pleaded.
Could it really be over between the two?

IMO: Doctors Begin Strike, Hospital Activities Paralyzed

Health care services in Federal Medical Centre, FMC, and Imo Specialist Hospital, Owerri, have been shut down following an indefinite strike by doctors in the two hospitals.

The doctors are protesting what they termed “indiscriminate sacking of our colleagues and other medical officers by the managements” of the hospitals.

Announcing the indefinite industrial action, the Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, Dr. Chidi Obisi, said it was their last resort.

PFN Sacks A Pastor Over Alleged Adultery

PENTECOSTAL Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Ughelli North Chapter, Delta State, yesterday, expelled Rev. Lucky Utakpa Oghenemiroro of God’s Gifted Ministry International for allegedly impregnating a woman outside wedlock and re-marrying.

Handing the letter of expulsion to the church, chairman of PFN in the area, Rev. Emman Eredoro, the Secretary, Dr. Mereh Wariri and other executives, said they had exhausted all efforts to make
Oghenemiroro “retrace his steps but to no avail,” adding that the marriage between him and his wife was still subsisting.

Mainstreet Bank Plc Sacks Over 650 Workers!

The Management of Mainstreet Bank Plc (formerly Afribank Plc) has terminated the appointment of over 650 staff in its employment.

The exercise took place last Friday through the electronic mails of the affected workers comprising both senior and junior cadres.

Confirming this at a press conference in Lagos on Monday, the Secretary-General of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Chief John Kolawole, said the action of the bank lacks due process and manifests its height of provocation and lawlessness which is condemnable.