37 new NYSC Corpers that just passed out today from NYSC Orientation Camp in Ogun State, narrowly escaped death today along the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.
The lone crash involving a white Civilian Coaster Bus occurred as a result of over speeding around DANCO. Nine males and ten females were injured out of a total of 37 corpers in the vehicle.
The Injured victims were evacuated to the FRSC Accident Emergency Clinic at Sagamu, while four of the victims with more serious injuries were referred for further medical treatment at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.
Inspector Benjamin Peters, the policeman who murdered a corps member identified as Angela Igwetu, a day to her passing out parade in Abuja, has been dismissed from the Force.
Confirming that the errant cop is “on remand awaiting commencement of trial”, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Sadiq Bello, told newsmen that Peters should not have shot at the car, adding that his claim that the corps member was shouting for help was not sufficient ground to fire his weapon.
Miss Igwetu, who was allegedly shot in the early hours of Wednesday around Ceddi Plaza by a police officer, was rushed to the Garki Hospital where she died. The Police Command said that the command would not condone act of irresponsibility and incivility or outright criminality on the part of officers and men.
“He (suspect) has been dismissed from the force and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction and he is currently on remand awaiting trial,” he said.
“It was alleged that the lady, one Angela Igwetu stood up and brought out her head through the sun roof of a Toyota Camry car shouting and calling for help that she was kidnapped,” he said.
“They have always been admonished to be civil to members of the public and be professional in the conduct of their duties,” he said.
The police commissioner who reassured residents of the territory to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or harassment as their peace and security were guaranteed at all times, appealed for calm and understanding from members of the public and family of the deceased as justice would prevail in the matter.
“Furthermore, I wish to reassure residents of FCT that they should go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or harassment, their peace and security is guaranteed at all times,” he said.
Nigerian Senate has resolved to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Miss Linda Angela Igwetu, the NYSC Corper who was allegedly shot by a Police Office two nights ago.
During plenary today, Senator Atai Aidoko, citing Order 42 and 52, raised the issue, stating that while on her way home with her friends, the corper was shot and rushed to Garki hospital, Abuja but was not treated because they needed a police report.
Commenting on the Motion, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said:
“There are two issues here. One, is how could this have happened? How could the officer mistakenly or otherwise have shot in such a way that led to this young lady’s death? Secondly, we have passed this Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Act, and the President assented to it on the 30th of December 2017. Until we start holding people accountable to these kinds of incidents, they will not stop. What is the point of us passing a Bill, and the President assenting to it, then it becomes law, and still, people will decide that they will not treat a patient. Is it that they are not well-informed? Is it that they were not aware that such a law exists? There are a number of issues that we need to address. Every Nigerian life is important. Especially young ones that are just about to start their own lives and careers. This is a loss that could have been avoided.”
The Senate resolved to:
Mandate its Committee on Youth and Sports to investigate the death of the NYSC Corper; mandate its Committee on Health to investigate the non-treatment of the patient, and; mandate its Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the cause of the incident.
All three Committees have been directed to report back to the Senate in 2-weeks.
Director-General of the National Youth Sevice Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Zakari Kazaure, has cautioned corps members posted to serve in Taraba State that “you are posted to go and serve and not to go and evangelise.”
The NYSC DG made this known on Wednesday in Jalingo when he visited Corps members currently undergoing orientation course at the NYSC camp, Sibre, near Jalingo.
Represented by the Director of administration and management, Alhaji Habibu Kurawa, the DG said that the NYSC management was aware that elections were around the corner and had put in place measures to ensure the safety of each corps member posted to the state.
“I can assure you that we don’t wait till the election before working for the security of Corps members.
“We have put in place measures to ensure that your accommodations are well guarded and officials on the ground have instructions to collaborate with the relevant security agencies in your respective places of Primary Assignment to guarantee your safety.
“Let me, however, warn you that you are posted to go and serve and not to go and evangelise. Your concern should be to serve and not to go and indoctrinate your host communities. Conversion of souls is not your concern,” Kazaure said.
He urged the Corps members to conduct themselves well and be good ambassadors of their states, tribes, and schools.
The NYSC DG noted that the society expects a lot from the corps members and urged them to work hard to live up to the expectations.
The excited ‘corp member girlfriend who said the proposal is an answer to the prayer she made at Shiloh, wrote;
So sometime in November this sweet man slides into my DM and on Thursday just as I was participating in the CDS that day… My boo showed up… And this happen… Bae you just made me the most happiest woman in earth and I can’t thank God enough for us.. He answered me too speedily… Just as I ask of him in Shiloh 2017 That was just in December …Jesus may your name alone be magnified… Bae @adeniyiowatt I love you to the moon and back @delphimetals ..my ring is da bomb.. I have always wanted one of your rings…
Damilola Afolabi, aka LAX, was berated by his fans and other internet users after he performed at Olamide’s concert in December in an outfit that looked like a National Youth Service Corps uniform.
In his reaction to the outrage of his fans, LAX explains why he decided to dress in such manner to the event that had a large turn-up at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
“I had just completed my National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, programme at the time, and I wanted to pay homage to the scheme and Nigeria in my own way. I also wanted to inspire people to know that they can pursue their dreams and still go to school. It is not too good that people always like to dwell on the negatives when reacting to issues. I really didn’t pay attention to anybody who criticised me, and that’s because the people who appreciated and commended me were more. Those were the ones that I paid attention to,”
He also reacted to the wide notion that his career has suffered a decline after he left Starboy Records, owned by Wizkid. And that Nigerians are not listening to his music anymore
“People who are saying that need to go and check the records. I had three big songs that had a lot of views online last year. I travelled to a lot of countries and I enjoyed massive love everywhere that I performed. I will be releasing my debut album this year and I want my fans to watch out for it. People should listen to good music, not thrash.”
“To be honest, I have more fans outside the country than in Nigeria. Nowadays, one can actually go online and find out where majority of downloads, streaming and other Internet activities come from. And I have discovered that most of my fans are in the US, followed by Canada and London. Obviously, they want me there more and that’s why I usually go there on tour. I had amazing experiences when I travelled out of the country on tour. I went to about 14 cities in Europe and America.”
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the suspension of the orientation course for 2017 BATCH “B” STREAM II in its camps in Taraba and Benue States.
The orientation course was scheduled to start on January 16, 2018.
However, in a statement issued on its social media accounts, some hours ago, the Scheme informed prospective corp members (PCM) that a new date will be communicated soon.
“The NYSC management wishes to inform all PCMs deployed to Benue and Taraba states that the 2017 Batch B stream 2 orientation course scheduled to hold in Benue camp has been suspended. A new date will be communicated to you in due course,” the agency said.
While no reason was given for the postponement, it is a no-brainer that the suspension might not be unconnected to the violence that both states have suffered recently from clashes between herdsmen and farming communities leading to scores of deaths.
ATTENTION 2017 BATCH “B” STREAM II PCMs The NYSC management wishes to inform all PCMs deployed to Benue and Taraba states that the 2017 Batch B stream 2 orientation course scheduled to hold in Benue camp has been suspended. A new date will be communicated to you in due course
The NYSC had previously fixed January 16 for the opening of orientation camps for prospective Batch B, Stream 2, corps members nationwide.
The management of the Scheme had said the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream II orientation course was scheduled to hold in 15 NYSC Orientation Camps which were Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Enugu, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and the FCT.
Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have announced the date for the Passing Out Paraded (POP) of the 2016 Batch B Stream 2 Corps members.
It said corps members will be passing out on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
The information is contained in a press statement posted on the NYSC Facebook page on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the winding up/passing-out activities will be low-keyed with the distribution of certificate of national service to deserving Corps members at the zonal office level.
“Management wishes to commend and thank all Corps members for their selfless service, dedication, resilience, patriotism to the nation and patience while awaiting the official passing out date.
“However, we also wish to admonish Corps embers on their comments and posts in the social media on issues relating to the scheme and advice that, being abusive and deployment of wrong use of words does not reflect responsible attitude and behaviour.
“It is worthwhile to reflect our collective attribute of role models for the youths being responsible graduates who had been found worthy in character and learning in the various citadels of excellence.
“Management wishes to thank you for your various contributions in fostering national unity and development and wish you all journey mercies as you return to your respective destinations,” the statement said.
The Architectural Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON), has warned the leadership of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to stop sending its graduands to teach in secondary or primary schools during their one year mandatory service as such practice has negatively affected their skills and quality at the end of the scheme..
It said instead, Architectural graduates should be sent to serve in firms where their skills would not only be tested and enhanced but that such opportunities will go a long way to preparing them for final qualifications and induction as full members of the profession..
ARCON is a professional body that sets standard and regulates all Architecture related courses in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The body does not only approve courses leading to the study of architecture in the country, it is also saddled with the responsibility of mentoring young ones to be professionally qualified before preparing them for induction as qualified members due for professional practice in Nigeria.
ARCON President, Aliyu Umar, said the warning has become necessary to enable qualified architects to be exposed practically in their noble profession for the well being of the construction industry in the country.
Umar stated this in his message to ARCON 5th Induction Ceremony where about 130 new members were received in its fold. in Abuja.
The President stated that it was gratifying to know that till date, the body has registered 8 firms and inducted very qualified Nigerians capable of competing with their counterparts all over the world.
“As you can see today, we are inducting 130 new members into our folds, this has brought the total of qualified architects and members of ARCON to about 4,600, we are indeed very glad.’’
A secondary school student was shamed and humiliated after sneaking into his teachers room – requesting to have sex with her. In a trending footage posted online, the woman can be heard speaking in Igbo dialect, blasting the boy for having the mind to knock on her door to demand for sex…
The young boy who was very ashamed began to cry as he begged for forgiveness.
It was also alleged by the female teacher that the young boy has been sleeping with youth corpers in the school.