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News

BREAKING NEWS: TWO FEARED DEAD IN IPOB/HAUSA MARKETERS CLASH

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The report says there have been presence of heavy security operatives around Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State over alleged attack on a mosque and Northerners residing in the area by suspected IPOB members.

 

A source within the area told our correspondent in a hideout that suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra went on rampage in part of Oyigbo area of Rivers State. Continue reading

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RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT COMMENCES CLAMPDOWN ON ILLEGAL SCHOOLS

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Our correspondent reports that the operation which is been supervised by a special taskforce set up by the Ministry of Education started the operation around Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local Government Areas where over forty private schools have been sealed of so far.

Recall that the state Government had early this year published and banned with effect from 1st October operation of over one thousand eight hundred schools which is allegedly operating illegally.

Correspondent UCHENDU EJIOWHOR who have been following up the operation reports that the process had obstructed academic activities in the schools just on the same week of resumption as pupils and students have been left stranded by the development.

Some of the affected private schools closed by the Special Taskforce were, The Heroes Queens Classic Academy, INEBEN International School, BUFEM Nursery, Primary and Secondary school, Success Academy, Royal Grace Academy, De Excellent Schools, LADEV Nursery, Primary and Secondary, Classic Crown International Schools and Christ The Redeemer Academy all located in the Port Harcourt township. Continue reading

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SUSPECTED RITUAL KILLER, IFEANYI DIKE REMANDED IN PRISON CUSTODY, AS COURT ADJOURNS SINE-DIE

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Undergraduate ritualist

The alleged ritual killer, IFEANYICHUKWU MAXWELL DIKE has been remanded in Port Harcourt prison.

The two hundred level student of University of Port Harcourt was arraigned before magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt on one count charge of murder of an eight year old CHIKAMSO MEZUWUBA.

“According to the charge sheet, that you Ifeanyichukwu Maxwell Dike male, on the 18th day of August, 2017 at No. 8 Messiah Close Eliozu, Port Harcourt in the Port Harcourt Magisterial District did killed One Chikamso Mezuwuba with aged 8 years by administering stupefying substance on her in order to obtain her sensory organs which includes: tongue, ear, eyes, nipple, clitoris, nose, fingers with the use of knife and thereby committed an offence purnishable under Section 319 (1) of criminal Code, Cap 37 Vol 11, Law of Rivers State of Nigeria 1999”.

Our correspondent reports that when the charge was read, the Chief Magistrate, A. O AMADI-NNA declined jurisdiction to hear the matter and order that the case filed by sent to the Director of Public Prosecution for advice.

Chief Magistrate, A.O AMADI-NNA thereafter adjourned the matter sine-die

Speaking outside the court, counsel to the accused, LEZINA AMEGUA said he was in court to ensure that justice is done in the matter.

“My client can not be said to have committed the crime until proven otherwise by the court of competent jurisdiction, when you say somebody is guilty you must prove it in law, I know my client is innocent of the crime he is accused of”.

On her part, the Chairperson of the International Federation of Female Lawyers ANTONIA OSADEME who was present at the court was there to watch brief for the complainant because of the crime and the person involved. Continue reading

Stories

JANE’S BURDEN : By Prince Omasanjuwa Oshodi

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On this Saturday morning, the sun shone over the skyline through a sparkling eastern cloud. Can’t tell exactly what time of day it must have been: 9, 10? I’m not sure, now.

I didn’t quite get sufficient sleep on Saturday mornings, or so I’m prone to thinking; (my mother always thinks otherwise though). She says I’m lazy and that it will be a miracle when a man finally asks me to marry him. I chuckle each time she said this and she did say it often. I am only 16 and barely out of Senior Secondary School; who wants me for a wife…in this age and generation?!

There were times I thought my Mom dramatic and exaggerating, but she loved me!

“I’m your mother” she repeatedly said and made sure every moment of that counted: from conception to whatever day was the challenge!

“I bore you in this my womb” she would always say, pointing at her now rumpled stomach flab! “I cannot deceive you.”

Mom had a shop where she carried out her petty trade in local confectionaries and food items such as Bread, Egg-Rolls, Peanuts, Milk, Fruit Juice, Rice, Garri, Beans and soft drinks. It was my duty to man the shop on Saturdays since I wasn’t in School on those days. Mom said she was teaching me “to learn to earn outside paid employment”.

There are so many things Mom is teaching me and all at once…sometimes I feel they are too many: endless counsels of menu in the Kitchen (whilst we prepared meals), talks of chastity, whenever my monthly cycle showed up and lessons on money, every time I am in the petty trade shop. The irony I’m not able to understand however, is that each time I was beginning to feel wearied by Mom’s lessons and counsels, something happens to reinforce her voice in my head: once she talked no end about being vigilant in one’s business and careful with money; a few days later, I lost a whooping N2, 420 miscalculating a Customer’s purchase. It was a shameful day for me, more so, because Mom refused to yell at me!

“I’m happy God chose to teach you Himself” she had said softly, clutching the notes of the sales I had made. She went on to sit quietly afterwards, but wouldn’t let me attend to anyone else, that day. I felt quite bad and irresponsible.

Next was when Miss Jane got pregnant, unmarried! It was a huge scandal!

When the rumour broke at first, Mom called me into our room and said “Erinma, a woman must manage her affairs well and wisely; the fall outs of wrong decisions, have no ears for after-tales and excuses. Whilst tomorrow waits, you must make the most of today.”

I tried for many days to understand that statement and I finally did when the details of Miss Jane’s predicament became clearer: she had been raped on her way from her bar-tending job, late one night. Everyone was sad but blamed her for keeping company with slothful drunks and a wayward boss. They all said Miss Jane was well-mannered and didn’t deserve what had befallen her. I didn’t know who her boss was, but the neighbourhood talked endlessly about how much of an indecent woman she was. Many still, wondered why Miss Jane couldn’t have gotten herself a better deal of a job, no matter how menial.

“Maybe if she had a better education…” I’d heard Tope’s mother say to Mom in our shop, “…she would have had better work opportunities. You see why it is important for girls to take their education seriously?”

“Either way, my sister…” she continued, “…rape or not, a woman who does not know the importance of self-respect, ends up with out-of-wedlock pregnancy.”

She finished this assertion with a tone of finality whilst packing her purchase of two tins of tomatoes and darted me a warning glance.

I acted blank. I certainly couldn’t have shown any opinion (spoken or implied). By Mom’s rule, I couldn’t have heard that conversation!

I heaved a deep but hushed sigh after her departure whilst pretending to be focused on tidying the displays of our wares: I wouldn’t dare let Mom get the faintest glimpse that I was listening-in on adult conversation. She calls it bad upbringing.

Those words she spoke hit me very hard. Being a girl isn’t as attractive, if you ask me.

A shrill scream from the room next door to my mother’s Shop stopped my thoughts. I dashed out of the shop. Though Mom had given strict instruction that on no account were her wares to be left unattended, it would have been wicked to hear such piercing cry and be unmoved. Continue reading

News

ASUU MUST HENCEFORTH CONSULT US BEFORE EMBARKING ON STRIKE – NANS

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…Wants recovered loot channeled to education sector

—THE National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has warned university teachers against embarking on industrial action without prior notice.
The students’ body also tasked the federal government to channel the money it claimed to have recovered from those who looted the country’s treasury to the education sector, saying such measures would reposition the deteriorating state of the nation’s education. NANS President, Chinonso Obasi, in a statement, yesterday in Abuja, insisted that lecturers must consult NANS before embarking on any strike in the future. University students during one of NANS protests. Obasi said the decision was a fallout of the association’s just concluded emergency Senate meeting held at the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin.

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When Black Girls Fight: Interrogating, Interrupting, and (Re)Imagining Dangerous Scripts of Femininity in Urban Classrooms

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The recent death of Amy Joyner, a promising Wilmington, Delaware, high school sophomore demonstrates very clearly the ways in which Black girls are made vulnerable in urban schools. Joyner, an honor roll student, was jumped by a group of girls in the bathroom just before classes began. The alleged cause of the fight was jealousy over a boy. Black girls are bombarded with popular culture messages defining Black femininity along narrow notions of sex appeal, maintaining romantic relationships, and having the ability to fight. Black girls are neither invited in the process of critically examining their popular representation nor supported in thinking through its impact in their own lives. This aspect of the null curriculum, coupled with Black girls’ persistent criminalization, makes schools risky places for Black girls. They are left to navigate a society which misunderstands their gender performance without the support or opportunities they need to develop authentic definitions of self, all the while being held subject to beliefs, policies, and practices which surveil and contain them. Despite the neoliberal assault urban educators face, this article argues that urban educators have an epistemic responsibility to critically examine the denigration of Black womanhood in society, incorporate critical media literacy lessons as one response, and pedagogically support Black girls in the creation of counternarratives as a matter of ethical import. Without such practices, urban schools remain complicit in the physical and civic deaths of Amy Joyner, the girls who attacked her, and all other Black girls caught in the web of risk many urban schools leave unexamined.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: journals.sagepub.com

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