It’s been an interesting week as usual and we’re here to give you a rundown of some of the most prominent news highlights that made the rounds this week.
We started on a lighter note with a delightfully surprising photo of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, in a secondary school uniform.
The governor wore the new indigenous uniform for secondary schools to speak at an event on how the uniform recently introduced to the state under the jurisdiction of the state government should be worn.
Following last week’s plane crash with tensions already high, another plane carrying 400 passengers almost fell from the sky after it had a burst tire and had to perform an emergency landing.
“According to sources, a Kabo aircraft bound for Saudi Arabia, carrying about 400 passengers from Kano made an emergency landing at the Sir Abubakar III international Airport when the tyres exploded immediately after take-off.
It was gathered that the Boeing 747 jumbo jet, left Kano on Friday en route Saudi Arabia but had to divert to Sokoto when the incident happened, all the passengers on board have been successfully evacuated and lodged in a hotel in the state.”
The dream of finding greener pastures in Europe led to the loss of hundreds of lives as 500 hopeful immigrants got on a boat which eventually caught fire and sank.
“The boat claimed 111 lives when it caught fire and capsized, half a mile off the coast of Lampedusa, the southernmost tip of the EU. Another 155 people have been rescued while 250 are still unaccounted for.”
After the crash of the plane conveying his remains to Akure for burial and the ensuing furor, the body of former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Agagu was finally committed to mother Earth in a somber ceremony due to the circumstances surrounding the burial and in honour of those who lost their lives in the crash
Also in the aftermath of the Associated Airlines plane crash, the affected airline had its operations suspended and curiously the operations of the infamous Dana Airlines were also once again suspended
“According to the Director General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Fola Akinkuotu, says the suspension is with immediate effect.
No reason was given for the suspension, but the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Yakubu Datti, told Channels Television via telephone, that the suspension is to enable them conduct an operational auditing.”
Also regarding the aviation sector, Nigerians got to witness a showdown between Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah and Femi Fani-Kayode who has himself worked in that sector.
The trouble started after Mrs. Oduah was quoted as saying that “Accidents are God’s will… they are inevitable”. This led to widespread criticism from concerned citizens around the country and FFK had his own opinion to share. Fani-Kayode referred to Oduah as a ‘Vampire Minister” and this resulted in a highly publicized tug-of-war between the two with Mrs.Oduah subsequently calling FFK “ignorant” and “under the influence” while he said she belongs in a “Parisian Bordello”
A ripple went through the Maitama environs of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja this week when a popular young lawyer was found dead in her office by her husband. She had been missing for three days and it was after not hearing from her for that duration that her husband returned from the U.K to find her lifeless body sprawled in her office.
“Ijeoma Micah, partner at Micah and Micah Chambers, had reportedly been missing for 3 days before her lifeless body was discovered at her Maitama office.
According to reports, Mrs. Micah had been called into a meeting at her office with some men and disappeared afterwards. Her husband, who was in London at the time, got worried at her being incommunicado and returned to the country to find her dead.”
The latest update in the over 3-month old ASUU strike is that the Federal Government is reported to have decided to stop paying the salaries of the striking lecturers.
“The Federal Government may have decided to utilize a fire-for-fire approach in its dealings with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as it has now reportedly adopted the “no work, no pay” policy.
Due to the unflinching stance of the academic body on its demands and its continuation of the almost 4 month old strike, the government has reportedly resolved that the striking lecturers are not entitled to salaries.”
In an astonishing development, a woman was forced to give birth on the grass in front of a hospital after the workers kept her waiting for 2 hours despite the fact that she was in labour. The desperate woman, who was already a mother of 2, realized it was time for the baby to come out and she readied herself and had the baby right there to the surprise and utter dismay of everyone watching. Pictured below (viewer discretion is advised)
And to end the week on a lighter note (at least for us anyway) a young woman was forced by her boyfriend to padlock her trousers in a bid to keep her from being unfaithful.
“A 25-year-old Mexican woman claimed her boyfriend used a chastity belt on her pants for years to keep her from cheating on him.
The unidentified woman recently told cops about the abuse after she was left unable to go to the bathroom for several hours because she couldn’t unlatch the padlock on her jeans, CNN reported.”
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