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Photos: UN aid worker killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno, buried yesterday in Imo State

 Photos: UN aid worker killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno, buried yesterday in Imo State

Onyedikachukwu Anthony Izuogu, a medical doctor employed as a third-party consultant with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and two other aid workers were killed in Rann, Borno State,  during an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on 1st March 2018.
 Photos: UN aid worker killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno, buried yesterday in Imo State
Late Izuogu was buried yesterday in his home town, Umukalu Umukor Nkwerre in Nkwerre LGA of Imo State. 
 Read touching tribute NY his friendnand former classmate, Nnabueze Atama:
"They never degraded them, they never defeated them, either technically, terribly or otherwise, they were just lying to us as usual, they believe we are fools; we accept anything."""
The 'spirit' of humanitarianism is a strong one.
In the face of death, a humanitarian aid worker still thinks about the people in need, the courage never dies.
Dr. Anthony Onyedikachi  Izuogu,( Dr. Kachi), was a true humanitarian aid worker who believed that as long as there are people in need, help must be rendered, nothing stops it. While  fulfilling  this believe, he paid the supreme price, he died in active service to humanity. He is a hero.
Over forty thousand people in Rann, Kalabalge LGA, Borno State depend entirely on Aid workers. There is a clear picture of people in need in this poor town and this prompted Dr. Kachi to work as an Aid worker with UNICEF in this town. On this course of service, he was killed by the 'defeated'  Boko Haram along side other aid workers and soldiers.
Dr. Kachi was a humble confrère, a gentle man to the core, a brother and a man of God.
FECAMDS Unimaid will never forget your time of presidency,
The entire UNICEF staff in Borno State will miss you.
Your family will miss you.
We will miss you.
I will miss you.
I promise you that as long as there are people in need, help must be provided, the spirit will never die in us. God is with us.
Rest in peace, Bro Kachi.
Till we meet to part no more.
More photos below...


 Photos: UN aid worker killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno, buried yesterday in Imo State

 Photos: UN aid worker killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno, buried yesterday in Imo State

 Photos: UN aid worker killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno, buried yesterday in Imo State

 Photos: UN aid worker killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno, buried yesterday in Imo State

 Photos: UN aid worker killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno, buried yesterday in Imo State
 Photos: UN aid worker killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno, buried yesterday in Imo State
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Photo: Worker gets hit by bus and first thing he did was ask for phone to call his boss to say he’ll be late

Photo: Worker gets hit by bus and first thing he did was ask for phone to call his boss to say he?ll be late

A dutiful Malaysian worker was hit by a bus on Monday in Singapore and his first instinct was to ask for a phone and call his boss to report his lateness.
A motorist was driving along the PIE after Stevens Road towards Jurong when he passed by the aftermath of an accident between a motorbike and a large yellow bus.
The 35-year-old victim lying injured on the ground caught his attention, and he stopped to help.
Photo: Worker gets hit by bus and first thing he did was ask for phone to call his boss to say he?ll be late
Surprisingly, the man’s first words to him were to implore him to call his boss and tell her he’d be late for work.
The Good Samaritan, who shared the photos on Facebook said he knew the victim would be okay after he uttered those words.
“Looking at him, I was like… bro, you are going to be late for [a] few months!” he replied.
He then went on to explain that he put up the video to encourage the public to learn first aid skills and help others in situations like these.
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France to set legal age of consent at 15 after two men who had sex with 11yr old girls were acquitted of rape

France to set legal age of consent at 15 after two men who had sex with 11yr old girls were acquitted of rape

A proposal put forward by the French government will set the age of sexual consent at 15 after the country was shocked at the acquittal of two men who had sex with 11yr old girls.

If passed into law, it will be the first of its kind in the country which currently has no rule saying a child under a certain age is considered incapable of consenting to sex.
The government’s women’s affairs office said that it has decided to set the threshold at 15 in a bill to be presented to parliament later this month.

Earlier, officials had discussed setting it at 13. President Emmanuel Macron, among others, argued for it to be older.

In two recent legal cases, adult men were accused of having sex with 11-year-old girls who were considered consenting under French law.
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Photos: 5-year-old boy dies, his younger brother fighting for life after being set ablaze by their minor house help in Anambra State

Photos: 5-year-old boy dies, his younger brother fighting for life after being set ablaze by their minor house help in Anambra State

A five-year-old boy, Ekene, set ablaze along with his younger brother, Ebuka, passed away yesterday night in Awka, Anambra State capital. Ebuka is currently fighting for life at the hospital.
According to their uncle, Kingsley Ubani, the boys were set ablaze by their househelp three weeks ago for no reason. He wrote:
"May be its time to talk about this. About three weeks ago, my two little cousins met a near fatal fate as their house help, a minor set them ablaze for no concrete reason.
My boy Ekene and his brother Ebuka fought hard. This night, around 1am, news reached us that Ekene has lost the battle. Ebuka is still fighting on. Please pray for my boy Ebuka.
#PrayForEbuka"


Photos: 5-year-old boy dies, his younger brother fighting for life after being set ablaze by their minor house help in Anambra State

Photos: 5-year-old boy dies, his younger brother fighting for life after being set ablaze by their minor house help in Anambra State

Photos: 5-year-old boy dies, his younger brother fighting for life after being set ablaze by their minor house help in Anambra State

Photos: 5-year-old boy dies, his younger brother fighting for life after being set ablaze by their minor house help in Anambra State

Photos: 5-year-old boy dies, his younger brother fighting for life after being set ablaze by their minor house help in Anambra State
Photos: 5-year-old boy dies, his younger brother fighting for life after being set ablaze by their minor house help in Anambra State
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"I was happy Chris brown accepted me on FB till he asked me for MTN recharge card" - Nigerians share their experiences with online fraudsters

 "I was happy Chris brown accepted me on FB till he asked me for MTN recharge card" - Nigerians share their experiences with online fraudsters




Some Nigerian Twitter users have shared their experiences with online fraudsters posing as celebrities. See more below...
 "I was happy Chris brown accepted me on FB till he asked me for MTN recharge card" - Nigerians share their experiences with online fraudsters
 "I was happy Chris brown accepted me on FB till he asked me for MTN recharge card" - Nigerians share their experiences with online fraudsters
 "I was happy Chris brown accepted me on FB till he asked me for MTN recharge card" - Nigerians share their experiences with online fraudsters
 "I was happy Chris brown accepted me on FB till he asked me for MTN recharge card" - Nigerians share their experiences with online fraudsters
 "I was happy Chris brown accepted me on FB till he asked me for MTN recharge card" - Nigerians share their experiences with online fraudsters
 "I was happy Chris brown accepted me on FB till he asked me for MTN recharge card" - Nigerians share their experiences with online fraudsters
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Nigerian lady recounts touching story of how women in traffic stood up for a woman being intimidated by a male commuter in Abuja (video)


Nigerian lady recounts touching story of how women in traffic stood up for a woman being intimidated by a male commuter in Abuja (video)

A very touching story of women standing up for one of their own has gone viral on social media.
According to Kutu Ameji who shared the story, a male driver tried to intimidate a female driver in traffic but the woman refused to be intimidated and stood her ground. The man kept using the usual line of "I am a man, I have your type at home," to try to bring her down but she wasn't having it.
Later, when the man and other men tried to deflate the woman's tyre, many women stuck in traffic came out of their cars and stood guard around the woman's car.
Read the story and watch the videos below.

Nigerian lady recounts touching story of how women in traffic stood up for a woman being intimidated by a male commuter in Abuja (video)
Nigerian lady recounts touching story of how women in traffic stood up for a woman being intimidated by a male commuter in Abuja (video)




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Photo: Ghanaian teacher who walks 42km to class everyday rewarded with standing fan for his “well-dedicated service”

Photo: Ghanaian teacher who walks 42km to class everyday rewarded with standing fan for his ?well-dedicated service?

A Ghanaian teacher who walks 42 kilometres to school has been rewarded with a standing fan for his “well-dedicated service” by the authorities of Tolon District Assembly in Ghana.
Awudu Kombian, a teacher with Warvi D/A primary school received the standing fan at the parade to mark Ghana's 61st Independence anniversary, which held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. 
The award was presented by the district director of education Reverend Georgina Anaaba Norga who encouraged the teacher to continue with the good work. 
Mr. Kombian who not only spend 42 kilometres on the road to school every day had been serving as the only teacher and headmaster at the school for several academic periods, Ghana Web reported. 
It was also reported that he alone taught a population of about 74 pupils for more than a year. At that time, as the headmaster, he performed other tasks at the school, which temporarily closes down when he fell ill or is out of town.
But now he has three other teachers assisting him at the school.
Photo: Ghanaian teacher who walks 42km to class everyday rewarded with standing fan for his ?well-dedicated service?
Receiving the award at the event, Mr. Kombian expressed his gratitude and thanked the authorities for the recognition of his works. 
“The award itself…the prize itself is not something that I will place much emphasis on but the gesture. The gesture of recognizing what I have done is what gladdens my heart”
“But we also expect that as we are trying, you will have to do whatever to be able to support us to be able to do the work well. So, I will say I’m happy that recognition has been given for the effort that I’ve been putting, so it’s quite refreshing to know that someone is looking at you and what you are doing; that alone is satisfying,” Kombian said.
Other teachers were also rewarded with food flasks for their contributions in helping to promote rural education in the area.

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PDP to President Buhari: ''Learn From Ghanian President and Stop Embarrassing Nigeria''

PDP to President Buhari:

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Buhari to rather use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo on how to run a peaceful, united and economically vibrant nation.
The party also criticized the President for offering to assist Ghana in her war against corruption, when his own administration reeks heavily with corruption as evinced by the Transparency International report which exposed the fact that corruption has worsened in Nigeria under his watch.
The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday said the President and his handlers should have been embarrassed that while the President of Ghana paraded credentials of a robust economy and a peaceful nation, Nigeria, under the Buhari Presidency is plagued with economic recession and upsurge of violence and daily bloodletting.
''When President Buhari was reeling out President Akufo-Addo achievements in his one year in office; his ingenious approach to job creation; the farming for job initiative, the senior high school free education, one district-one factory projects and one village-one dam initiatives among others; we hope our dear President reflected on the fact that back home, his inept government had instead, wrecked our once robust economy, the reason he had nothing to present to the world at the ceremony.
We hope President Buhari recollects that unlike his Ghanian counterpart, his administration had nothing to show in its first year in office. Our President recalls that under his own watch, over 8 million Nigerians have lost their jobs, 16 million remained unemployed, 18 million more were underemployed while another 27.44 million refused to work for various reasons related to frustrations occasioned by the negative policies of his government.
In the same vein, we hope President Buhari notes that unlike his Ghanian counterpart, who initiated development projects and opened
factories, in Nigeria under his watch, many factories have shut down, infrastructures are collapsing, inflation has soared, fuel price has moved from N86.50 to N250-N300 per liter in various parts of his country, while the nation’s debt profile has continued to escalate.
Furthermore, when President Buhari offered to assist Ghana in her fight against corruption, we hope he remembered that the world already knows that back home, his administration reeks of allegations bordering on corruption in high places and the Transparency International (TI) report has exposed the fact that corruption has worsened in Nigeria under his government.
Today, the world knows that what obtains in Nigeria is direct persecution of opposition members under the guise of a fight against corruption, which has been aided by intimidation of the judiciary and incessant harassment of journalists.
The PDP therefore urges President Buhari’s handlers to stop embarrassing the nation, especially at the international stage.
We know that the Presidency sought to use the Ghana visit to curry international endorsement for their 2019 reelection bid, unfortunately, they reaped a harvest of international embarrassment
and ridicule.
Finally, we want to urge Mr. President to be wary of turning Nigeria into a joke in the international arena, especially as the world knows what is obtainable in his government.
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EFCC re-arraigns former Kwara State INEC secretary, Christian Nwosu on charges of accepting gratification

EFCC re-arraigns former Kwara State INEC secretary,?Christian Nwosu on charges of accepting gratification

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today re-arraigned a former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Administrative Secretary in Kwara State, Christian Nwosu on charges of accepting gratification.  

Nwosu was charged alongside Tijani Bashir, as well as former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke who is still at large and one Yisa Adedoyin, who was earlier convicted, after pleading guilty.  Nwosu had earlier pleaded guilty to receiving N30 million bribe to rig the 2015 general election results.

EFCC had accused the defendants of conspiring to directly take possession of N264,880.000 which they reasonably ought to have known forms part of an unlawful act, which is gratification. The anti-graft agency also said the other defendants made cash payment of N70,050,000 to Adedoyin, which exceeded the amount authorized by law without going through a financial institution.  

Bashir was accused of indirectly taking possession of and retaining N164,880,000 which he reasonably ought to have known forms part of gratification as well as indirectly retaining N30 million, which EFCC said was part of the proceeds of an unlawful act: criminal misappropriation.  

The prosecution also said he indirectly concealed the sum of N30million. The alleged offences were committed on March 27 and April 7, 2015. EFCC had earlier closed its case after calling its witnesses.  Prosecuting counsel Rotimi Oyedepo said on Wednesday that he would not call any further witness despite the amendment to the charges. Before the re-arraignment, Nwosu's lawyer had opposed the move on the basis that it would further delay the case.  

He said the prosecution did not respond to his no-case client's submission despite being served. He argued that the amendment would defeat the object of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 which provides for speedy dispensation of cases. But, Oyedepo argued that the law allows the prosecution to amend charges at any time before judgment is delivered.  Ruling, Justice Mohammed Idris held that EFCC was at liberty to amend its charge at any time before judgement.

"The law says 'any time before judgment.' It does not specify the time. I accept the amended charges," the judge ruled.  After the re-arraignment, he allowed the defendants to remain on bail earlier granted them.  The judge thereafter adjourned until March 29 for adoption of written addresses in the no-case submission. 
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U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson announces $533m humanitarian assistance for Nigeria, others

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson announces $533m humanitarian assistance for Nigeria, others

United States Secretary of State, Rex Tllerson, has announced an additional $533 million assistance to Nigeria and other countries facing famine, food insecurity and conflicts in Africa.  
Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and countries in the Lake Chad basin will also benefit from the humanitarian assistance.  Tillerson said; “today I’m announcing $533 million in additional humanitarian assistance to fight famine and food insecurity and address other needs resulting from conflicts in Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Lake Chad Basin. The alarming levels of hunger in these areas are largely man-made, as conflicts erupt and people flee their homes.  “Under these conditions, people cannot produce crops and often lose access altogether to food, education, and health care. Many lose everything".

“And regrettably, Mother Nature can still be cruel, such as in the Horn of Africa, where a prolonged drought is contributing to grave food insecurity”.  

Tillerson said the funds will provide safe drinking water, thousands of tons of food, and deliver health programs to prevent the spread of deadly diseases like cholera to millions of people to save lives.  “The American people, as we always have been, are there to partner with African countries to ensure their most vulnerable populations receive life-saving assistance. We also call upon others to join us in meeting the growing humanitarian needs in Africa. We hope these initial contributions will encourage others to contribute aid to increase burden sharing and meet the growing humanitarian needs in Africa. However, this assistance will not solve these ongoing conflicts, but only buy us time – time to pursue diplomatic solutions,”  Tillerson stressed.
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IPOB members threaten to disrupt any public event by Ohanaeze Ndigbo on restructuring in the South-East

IPOB members threaten to disrupt any public event by?Ohanaeze Ndigbo?on restructuring in the South-East


Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have threatened to disrupt any public event organized by the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to discuss restructuring in the South East Nigeria.  

IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful in a statement today warned that such public events will be disrupted by members of the group.  

In the statement, the group warned that any gathering of Igbo leaders to discuss restructuring will be disrupted like the recent meeting of the Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) in Enugu was not allowed to hold recently.

“What happened at the said event will be nothing compared to what shall become of Ohaneze Ndigbo should they attempt to convene any public meeting anywhere in Biafraland to discuss restructuring or how to keep Nigeria one. The spontaneous disruption of the ECA event at Enugu, though regrettable, is what shall become of any gathering where compromised, washed-out politicians gather to sell out our people to their Hausa-Fulani masters from the north. What we want and are being killed for is referendum not restructuring; freedom not continued bondage in Nigeria," the group said.
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Photos: President Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of Russia 2018

Photos: President Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of Russia 2018

Today, President Buhari received the FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of the 2018 Football World Cup billed to hold in Russia.

The CHAN Super Eagles Team and Bobsleigh Winter Olympic Team were also present at the State House alongside Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung, FIFA representative France Christian Karembeu, President Coca-Cola West Africa Mr Peter Njonjo and Chairman House Committee on Sports Hon. Godfrey Gaiya.


Photos: President Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of Russia 2018

Photos: President Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of Russia 2018

Photos: President Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of Russia 2018

Photos: President Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of Russia 2018
Photos: President Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of Russia 2018
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Joy and nerves for Saudi women on their first ever driving lessons before ban is lifted

Joy and nerves for Saudi women on their first ever driving lessons before ban is lifted

Women can’t currently drive in Saudi Arabia but the ban is set to be lifted in June and Saudi women are over the moon about this and have begun taking driving lessons in preparation for that time.

Last year Saudi Arabia promised to lift a longstanding ban on female drivers as part of a series of widespread reforms designed to ease gender segregation in the country. From June the ultra-conservative kingdom will allow women to drive cars for the first time ever. 
Joy and nerves for Saudi women on their first ever driving lessons before ban is lifted
Saudi women were ecstatic to take to the roads as they learned to drive for the first time in their lives on the campus of Effat University on Monday.

Around 15 female students took part in the lesson, which was run by the Ford Motor Company and designed for woman with no prior experience of driving, aiming to improve driver safety.

The workshop began with a talk about road safety, car accidents and texting at the wheel before the women undertook a number of practical lessons which included wearing goggles which made it feel like they were drunk. Before long the women were given the chance to drive a car through cones in a car park.
Joy and nerves for Saudi women on their first ever driving lessons before ban is lifted
Architecture student Ms. Alzahrani told the New York Times: "It was so amazing. I loved it. It felt good to be behind the wheel."
Currently, women in Saudi Arabia are banned from driving and have to rely on lifts from family members to ferry them around. But in September King Salman announced the ban will be lifted in a historic move aimed at giving females greater rights in the country. It comes as part of a wider push by the king to lift a number of repressive rules still enforced in the highly conservative country.
A ban on cinemas was lifted last year, allowing people to legally watch films, while in the summer the country said women will be allowed into three sports stadiums.

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PDP to President Buhari: ''Learn From Ghanian President and Stop Embarrassing Nigeria''

PDP to President Buhari:

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Buhari to rather use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo on how to run a peaceful, united and economically vibrant nation.
The party also criticized the President for offering to assist Ghana in her war against corruption, when his own administration reeks heavily with corruption as evinced by the Transparency International report which exposed the fact that corruption has worsened in Nigeria under his watch.
The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday said the President and his handlers should have been embarrassed that while the President of Ghana paraded credentials of a robust economy and a peaceful nation, Nigeria, under the Buhari Presidency is plagued with economic recession and upsurge of violence and daily bloodletting.
''When President Buhari was reeling out President Akufo-Addo achievements in his one year in office; his ingenious approach to job creation; the farming for job initiative, the senior high school free education, one district-one factory projects and one village-one dam initiatives among others; we hope our dear President reflected on the fact that back home, his inept government had instead, wrecked our once robust economy, the reason he had nothing to present to the world at the ceremony.
We hope President Buhari recollects that unlike his Ghanian counterpart, his administration had nothing to show in its first year in office. Our President recalls that under his own watch, over 8 million Nigerians have lost their jobs, 16 million remained unemployed, 18 million more were underemployed while another 27.44 million refused to work for various reasons related to frustrations occasioned by the negative policies of his government.
In the same vein, we hope President Buhari notes that unlike his Ghanian counterpart, who initiated development projects and opened
factories, in Nigeria under his watch, many factories have shut down, infrastructures are collapsing, inflation has soared, fuel price has moved from N86.50 to N250-N300 per liter in various parts of his country, while the nation’s debt profile has continued to escalate.
Furthermore, when President Buhari offered to assist Ghana in her fight against corruption, we hope he remembered that the world already knows that back home, his administration reeks of allegations bordering on corruption in high places and the Transparency International (TI) report has exposed the fact that corruption has worsened in Nigeria under his government.
Today, the world knows that what obtains in Nigeria is direct persecution of opposition members under the guise of a fight against corruption, which has been aided by intimidation of the judiciary and incessant harassment of journalists.
The PDP therefore urges President Buhari’s handlers to stop embarrassing the nation, especially at the international stage.
We know that the Presidency sought to use the Ghana visit to curry international endorsement for their 2019 reelection bid, unfortunately, they reaped a harvest of international embarrassment
and ridicule.
Finally, we want to urge Mr. President to be wary of turning Nigeria into a joke in the international arena, especially as the world knows what is obtainable in his government.
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Photo: Ghanaian teacher who walks 42km to class everyday rewarded with standing fan for his “well-dedicated service”

Photo: Ghanaian teacher who walks 42km to class everyday rewarded with standing fan for his ?well-dedicated service?

A Ghanaian teacher who walks 42 kilometres to school has been rewarded with a standing fan for his “well-dedicated service” by the authorities of Tolon District Assembly in Ghana.
Awudu Kombian, a teacher with Warvi D/A primary school received the standing fan at the parade to mark Ghana's 61st Independence anniversary, which held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. 
The award was presented by the district director of education Reverend Georgina Anaaba Norga who encouraged the teacher to continue with the good work. 
Mr. Kombian who not only spend 42 kilometres on the road to school every day had been serving as the only teacher and headmaster at the school for several academic periods, Ghana Web reported. 
It was also reported that he alone taught a population of about 74 pupils for more than a year. At that time, as the headmaster, he performed other tasks at the school, which temporarily closes down when he fell ill or is out of town.
But now he has three other teachers assisting him at the school.
Photo: Ghanaian teacher who walks 42km to class everyday rewarded with standing fan for his ?well-dedicated service?
Receiving the award at the event, Mr. Kombian expressed his gratitude and thanked the authorities for the recognition of his works. 
“The award itself…the prize itself is not something that I will place much emphasis on but the gesture. The gesture of recognizing what I have done is what gladdens my heart”
“But we also expect that as we are trying, you will have to do whatever to be able to support us to be able to do the work well. So, I will say I’m happy that recognition has been given for the effort that I’ve been putting, so it’s quite refreshing to know that someone is looking at you and what you are doing; that alone is satisfying,” Kombian said.
Other teachers were also rewarded with food flasks for their contributions in helping to promote rural education in the area.

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EFCC re-arraigns former Kwara State INEC secretary, Christian Nwosu on charges of accepting gratification

EFCC re-arraigns former Kwara State INEC secretary,?Christian Nwosu on charges of accepting gratification

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today re-arraigned a former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Administrative Secretary in Kwara State, Christian Nwosu on charges of accepting gratification.  

Nwosu was charged alongside Tijani Bashir, as well as former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke who is still at large and one Yisa Adedoyin, who was earlier convicted, after pleading guilty.  Nwosu had earlier pleaded guilty to receiving N30 million bribe to rig the 2015 general election results.

EFCC had accused the defendants of conspiring to directly take possession of N264,880.000 which they reasonably ought to have known forms part of an unlawful act, which is gratification. The anti-graft agency also said the other defendants made cash payment of N70,050,000 to Adedoyin, which exceeded the amount authorized by law without going through a financial institution.  

Bashir was accused of indirectly taking possession of and retaining N164,880,000 which he reasonably ought to have known forms part of gratification as well as indirectly retaining N30 million, which EFCC said was part of the proceeds of an unlawful act: criminal misappropriation.  

The prosecution also said he indirectly concealed the sum of N30million. The alleged offences were committed on March 27 and April 7, 2015. EFCC had earlier closed its case after calling its witnesses.  Prosecuting counsel Rotimi Oyedepo said on Wednesday that he would not call any further witness despite the amendment to the charges. Before the re-arraignment, Nwosu's lawyer had opposed the move on the basis that it would further delay the case.  

He said the prosecution did not respond to his no-case client's submission despite being served. He argued that the amendment would defeat the object of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 which provides for speedy dispensation of cases. But, Oyedepo argued that the law allows the prosecution to amend charges at any time before judgment is delivered.  Ruling, Justice Mohammed Idris held that EFCC was at liberty to amend its charge at any time before judgement.

"The law says 'any time before judgment.' It does not specify the time. I accept the amended charges," the judge ruled.  After the re-arraignment, he allowed the defendants to remain on bail earlier granted them.  The judge thereafter adjourned until March 29 for adoption of written addresses in the no-case submission. 
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Denrele Edun's birthday message to his mum will leave you in tears

Denrele Edun

Denrele took to his IG page this evening to pay glowing tribute to his mother who is a year older today. He shared some throwback photos of her on his IG page and wrote;
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY GORGEOUS MUM; ANITA DHUNWANTEE EDUN aka MAMA RELE. Havent seen you in 18 YEARS but you are the reason i'm a FIGHTER! Stumbled on your old Mauritius Passport today and it brought back memories of all the sacrifices you made for us all, especially ME.
As a Foreigner on the Nigerian soil, you never thought of running back to Mauritius and India with us kids even when our Dad was out of work (severally) and when you had to survive constant bickering and antagonizing fights with his relatives. Even when we left our Duplex and moved to an uncompleted building and finally to the hellish cramped ONE ROOM in the family house, You found ways to provide even if it meant starving yourself. You instilled so much strength in me to carry our family along!
Denrele Edun

You never liked any of my girlfriends but I can forgive you now.
You didn't earn more than Papa (even when you secured work for him), but you sure worked a lot more.
Juggling your job and looking after your family,
I can image how at the end of each day, you always felt sore.
Don’t think that your efforts are going unnoticed,
We all appreciate everything you do,
We are always looking for ways to show our love,
So that we can give back bit by bit, to you.
We know you don’t expect anything in return,
For all the hard work you do for us and Papa,
But I realize that it must take superhuman strength,
To keep everyone happy and glad.
So today, we celebrate your life
A woman who is not just a wife and a mother,
But a woman who is beautiful and so loving,
That just being around her is one of life’s treasure!
Denrele Edun

My AMAZING MUM currently lives in Dublin, Ireland and even though it's been over 18 years since she left the shores of Nigeria (on my insistence)...I've decided that our reunion would be my BIRTHDAY GIFT!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA!
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