It is easy for Buhari to write Nigeria’s youth off as lazy, uneducated and always demanding freebie because the country is an oil producing nation. This prompted healthcare workers in Nigeria to call on Buhari to fix the nation’s healthcare facilities like the ones he experienced abroad. If one may ask, what have the previous and present governments done with revenue from oil production, which will insulate Nigerian youth from laziness and dependence? Adesina argues that, Buhari did not call all Nigerian youth lazy. Therefore, Buhari should praise Nigerian youth for their selfless courage and determination to survive under the harsh economy he is presiding over too.
April 26, 2018 03:22 UTC
“A typical example of privatisation in Lagos in recent times is Lagos Water Corporation, in which the state government had determined to privatise Lagos Water for years, but our union had consistently opposed the plan. Our union sees this declaration as a self-indictment on the part of the management of the Lagos State Water Corporation. We need a dynamic, pragmatic and efficient public services sector,” he added. It has nothing to do with the ability of the Lagos government to fund the state water utility company to pipe water to every home. “We state again, that Veolia, Metito, Abengoa cannot be trusted with Lagos water.
There is of course much to be said about the irresponsibility of government and political leaders towards, not only education, but virtually every area of the nation’s life. It also seems very obvious, particularly as it has to do with education and health, that this irresponsibility borders on wickedness. There is so much that is questionable in how the union carries on with its agitation for the betterment of the country’s tertiary education, and in how the country’s universities are internally administered. It is also rather curious what ASUU and the university administrations have done with all the funds so far received from the government. It therefore seems a little hypocritical for ASUU to continue in its outward criticisms when it has not put its own house in order.
“We advise investors to allow numbers guide their decisions, while repositioning in any stock, especially now that stock prices remain volatile amid improving company, economic and market fundamentals. It is time to combine fundamentals and technical tools to take decision by knowing the support and resistant level to reposition or exit any position,” he said. On the activity chart, FBN Holdings dominated in volume terms with 80 million shares worth N1.2 billion, while United Bank for Africa followed with 60 million units worth N684 million. Fidelity Bank accounted for 40 million units valued at N101 million, as Access Bank traded 32 million units valued at N366 million, while Flourmills exchanged 15 million units worth N538 million. In all, investors exchanged 350 million shares valued at N4.6 billion in 5,020 deals, higher than a total of 246.58 million units valued at N3.22 billion, transacted in 4,918 deals on Tuesday.
It is also worrisome that only 17 percent of African countries are said to have sufficiently funded cancer control programmes.Describing the Cancer Control Plan as a product of extensive cross-sectoral collaboration with the government, academia, bilateral and multilateral organizations and civil society, he said the implementation of the plan would chart the pathway necessary to making Nigerians healthy. Meanwhile, President, BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), Jennifer Dent, said cancer is curable if presented early, while the necessary drugs and care is provided on time. “For breast cancer treatment, one must accurately diagnose the kind of tumour that is presented to ascertain the exact treatment needed. BVGH is a results-oriented non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, US whose mission is to engage private industry in global health initiatives. Working at the crossroads of the biopharmaceutical industry and global health, BVGH creates customized programs that fit the needs and capacity of partners and impact health in measurable ways
THE German government has expressed its commitment to assist Lagos State develop a virile water transportation system that will take away pressure from the roads and encourage more patronage from people in the state. Herbert, who said his country had a robust transportation system that subsidises transportation fare for the people in order to enlist their continued support for public sector transport system, assured that the consular office would assist in ensuring appropriate dissemination of the opportunities in the transportation sector in Lagos State. He said his country, being a major player in the transportation system, was excited at the opportunities that abound in Lagos. “Germany has a tremendous amount of competence in the transportation system, especially in the water transportation which the state government intends to incorporate in its intermodal system that is just evolving, and we would be willing to share these competence with the state government,” Herbert said. Earlier, Lawanson said the state government was willing to collaborate with the German government in helping to develop a robust water transportation system, noting that this was necessary to complement its giant strides on the other modes of transportation especially road, where it was experiencing landmark transformation.
April 26, 2018 03:11 UTC
If Nigerian hospitals were being bombed in a systematic way, one could perhaps concede that feelings of fear and hopelessness could motivate people who work there to want to pack up and go home. Where do seriously injured and sick people turn for help when traditionally they have turned to health workers? How many people are dying every day through lack of medical services? Does the mortality rate due to industrial strikes prick any consciences in the medical industry or political field? Alcoholics anonymous members know this but Nigerian health workers and governments do not seem to appreciate this knowledge.
April 26, 2018 03:00 UTC
The 2015 senior category winner of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show, Ayodele Akinkuowo, has secured a scholarship to study Aeronautic Engineering at the University of Moscow, Russia. In his response, Akinkuowo expressed deep gratitude for the gesture and promised not to diminish the Cowbellpedia spirit in all his endeavours. He said, “Actually, I got the information from a friend and I obtained the form. The process was tough, but I just had this confidence that I can fly. I told my friends that after Cowbellpedia, nothing can scare me again, especially the fact that we were the first set on the TV Quiz Show.”He described the scholarship as a dream come true since Aero or Space engineering has been his childhood dream.
April 26, 2018 03:00 UTC
THE Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Commodore Duja Emmanuel Effedua (rtd.) has urged staff of the academy to embrace social and mass media utilisation in the discharge of their daily work. The MAN rector disclosed this during a three-day seminar on the role of social and mass media in organisational development put together for staff of the academy’s Public Affairs department in collaboration with Synovia Limited. The rector encouraged participants to optimise the use of mass and social media in informing stakeholders on the true position of affairs in the Academy. Earlier, the Head of Public Affairs, Mr Peter Netson thanked the rector for his kind gesture in capacity building of staff of the department, adding that the department is now better equipped to support management’s effort at developing the Academy.
April 26, 2018 03:00 UTC
His words: “Imo State Government and Labour has finally agreed on a new salary structure. That is to tell you that the economy has improved.”Speaking on the pensions, Okorocha added: “Pensions payment issue have been resolved almost 90 per cent. It used to be N1.47billion, but it is now N650 million monthly, more than 55 per cent cut off. Now it is N650 million monthly pensions to retirees. Even with the N650 million monthly, we are still the highest in the country.
April 26, 2018 02:37 UTC
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has called on host communities of universities to support the project and programs of the schools, which it said would fast track development in such areas. The Head, Directorate for the Establishment of Private Universities (DEPU) in the commission, Abdullah Hamza who stated this during an inspection visit to the proposed Mudiame University, located in Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State said the community is always better for it once it has a university. He added that the visit was also to formally inform stakeholders that the proposed university had officially applied to the NUC for licence to operate. In his remark, Eromosele said his vision was to establish an institution that understands and promotes excellence, professionalism and integrity, which are key ingredients for social, economic and technological transformation. He stated that his company, Mudiame International Limited had committed the resources required to ensure the achievement of the vision of the university within the set time.Eromosele commended members of the planning committee, describing them as experienced and dutiful personality with high enthusiasm to achieve results.
April 26, 2018 02:26 UTC
This was the thrust of discussions a seminar organised by the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China and SON, in Lagos, yesterday. According to the Consul-General of China, Chao Xiaoliang, “China-Nigeria Strategic Partnership has enjoyed great progress in recent years. The bilateral political mutual trust has been increasingly enforced and economic and trade exchanges have been consistently deepened. However, China-Nigeria economic and trade cooperation also faces some challenges. So cases about product qualities do happen from time to time, bringing bad effects on bilateral economic and trade cooperation to some extent,” he said.
April 26, 2018 02:15 UTC
DR Adebayo Faleke’s book, The Dilemmas of A Country, as the title implies, highlights the challenges facing Nigeria since amalgamation. The second chapter, ‘Leaders of Circumstance,’ reveals that one of the major reasons responsible for country’s stunted growth and development is lack of vision-driven leadership. Apart from the fact that the majority of the country’s leaders are tribalists and corrupt, they are also learners on the job, as they never prepared nor qualify for leadership positions. With this work, the author has ignited the consciousness of Nigerians towards the ills and problems facing their country. The book, which has joined several other published books which clarify the problem with Nigeria, will definitely become one that will bring up intellectual debates and discourses.
April 26, 2018 02:03 UTC
BRITISH Prime Minister, Theresa May, recently urged countries in the Commonwealth that have laws banning same-s3x relationships to revoke such laws. May made the call while addressing leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in London. Dangling a carrot before the leaders, May promised financial support for countries that would heed her call. Apart from the aids from Britain, what would the revocation of the law on same-s3x relations achieve for Nigeria? How is the revocation of the law going to make Nigeria a better country in terms of the economy, infrastructure and security?
April 26, 2018 02:03 UTC
Drug abuse, according to Wikipedia, is a ‘patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others’. Abuse of drug can lead to drug addiction (and drug dependence) and for ease of comprehension; they are both regarded as Drug Use Disorder. Anyone can become a drug abuser and current information indicates that all ethnicities, social groups and genders can have drug abuse problems. It should be noted that drug abuse is not a character flaw but rather it is a medical condition that has developed over the time. There are medical problems associated with drug abuse, which include mental disorder, liver cirrhosis, lethargy, irritability, cardio-vascular disorders, etc.
April 26, 2018 01:30 UTC