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More than 120 lawmakers have appended their signatures for
the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan,
immediately House reconvenes in December, Vanguard
Mohammed Zakari, chairman, House Committee on Media
and Public Affairs, while reacting on it said “the notice of
impeachment was not on the order paper today but I’m not
foreclosing that some other things took place.”
On his part, Leo Ogor, deputy House Leader who urged
members to jettison such plans, argued that the notice of
impeachment is inconsequential, as the President had no hand
in what transpired at the National Assembly.
“The President is unaware so bringing it (impeachment) up is
going to be defeated. The President has done no wrong,
impeachment should not even be part of the issue,” he
The lawmakers Vanguard further gathered that appended
their signatures are of the APC extraction.
First off, as sad as this sounds, and despite some
unsubstantiated rumors, Nokia doesn’t plan on making
phones anymore. “We are not looking to a direct consumer
return to handsets per se,” were his actual words. Still, there
is a silver lining, and it is that there is an extremely high
interest in licensing the brand, he added, so at some point in
the longer term the Nokia name “will return to the consumer
world.” Now, whether this will be with phones, or other
devices and maybe services, remains to be seen, but the
hopes that Nokia will quickly start churning out Android
handsets seems dead and buried now.
As for the other aspects of the company, the CEO mentioned
that it won’t have its HERE brand of navigation software
compete directly with Google Maps, but instead rely on third-
party licensees like Amazon, Microsoft or Yahoo, in
business-to-business partnerships. We’d say that with the
release of the beta app for Android and iOSthis ship had
sailed, as the app offers options lacking in Google Maps, like
offline navigation, but whatever rocks the boat. Nokia’s CEO
expects that all three business units – Networks,
Technologies and the mapping business – will be returning to
growth and profitability very soon, but it’s the end of the line
for Nokia phones piece that strikes us the most in the end.
Source:- Phone Arena
According to AIT TV station, The National Universities Commission, NUC, has shut down nine universities in Nigeria for operating without legal licenses.
The publication of the affected institutions was published in the NUC weekly bulletin. Report says the Prof. Julius Okojie, the NUC’s executive secretary, signed the publication. He stated that the universities have been in existence for years and have just being extorting money from students who were given fake certificates.
The listed universities are those affected;
National University of Nigeria, Keffi (Nasarawa State);
North Central University, Otukpo (Benue State);
Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, (Enugu state);
Richmond Open University, Arochukwu (Abia State) and
Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti (Ekiti State)
West Coast University, Umuahia, Volta University College, Aba, (Abia State) and the satellite campuses of Ambrose Ali University.
The publication also reveal that: “In addition to the closure, the following `Degree Mills’ are currently undergoing court actions; the purpose of these actions is to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees and charges on subscribers.
“For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronizes or obtains any certificate from any of these illegal institutions does so at his or her own risk.
“Certificates obtained from these sources will not be recognized for the purposes of NYSC, employment and further studies.”
NUC also persuaded Nigerians to disconnect themselves from the institutions and their certificates.
While some are being closed, new private universities have been recommended to the president for approval.
NUC also stated that they are considering introduction of a pre-Doctoral Programme in the postgraduate studies in Nigerian universities. This was said while Prof Okojie was at an interactive session with Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN).
He explained that the universities listed on the proposal sent to the president through the Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, Minister of Education have all being approved by NUC but would also receive the input and approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
He said access to university education has been a challenge in the country with over one million Nigerians, who were, on annual basis, unable to gain admission into the limited tertiary institutions because of low carrying capacity.
The executive secretary of NUC has said, that NUC is considering the introduction of pre- Ph.D. programme in Nigerian universities based on the recommendation of some of the vice chancellors
General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has assured Nigerians that the country will overcome all the current security challenges including terrorism, unemployment, economic turbulence as well as the prediction of the collapse of the nation before 2015.
Speaking at the church’s National Headquarters in Ebute-Meta, Lagos where he conducted a worship service themed:
“A Sure House”, the man of God said rather than being troubled over these challenges, Nigerians should move closer to God, who has the ultimate solution to every challenge of life.
Pastor Adeboye who was represented by his Special Assistant on Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola said that since human efforts have failed to restore hope and peace in the country, it is crucial to seek divine intervention to numerous challenges confronting the country.
In his words: “The prayer that a new Nigeria will emerge by our father in the Lord is a prophetic word regardless of whatever the nation is going through now.
You will recall that Elisah prayed and prophesied in the midst of uncertainty and we see the result.
We trust God that history will repeat itself in Nigeria too.
Nigerians should shun all forms of unrighteousness, move closer to God with their heart and not with mouth and diligently seek the face of God in prayer”.
He emphasized the need for those in positions of authority to seek the face of God in everything they are doing while also admonishing the followers to adhere to the basic truth and biblical doctrines.
Speaking on the growing housing deficit in the country, Pastor Odesola said effective policies should be developed to address this as it is done in other parts of the world, adding that provision of affordable houses can address several social challenges in the country.