The former leader of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Commission, NAFDAC, Dora Akunyiri, who died at the age of 59 in India hospital has her body arrived at Nnadi Azikiwe Airport at Abuja. Her body arrived yesterday, Wednesday, 11th June, 2014, and then transfered to a mortuary in the country's capital, Abuja, Nigeria. It is a big loss to Nigeria but God knows the best. She was recieved by the former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi; the husband; a younger brother to the dead intelligent professor and peace fighter. The former governor of Anambra State said that the plan for the burial ceremony of the professor will start in no distant time.
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Former leader of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Commission, NAFDAC, Dora Akunyiri, is dead. This was a woman who really fought for the poor by bridging any gap that might encourage any use or importation of fake drugs or foods in the country of Nigeria. In fact, positive impart that Dora made in Food and drug industries was heard all over the nation when she was the leader of NAFDAC. Dora died on Saturday morning, 7th June, 2014, in Indian were she went for medical treatment. It was said that Dora was suffering from Cancer which lead to her death. According to PREMIUM TIMES news report, a close family friend confirmed Dora's death.
Students of University of Lagos, UNILAG, Nigeria, has been into serious protest in the recent time. What are the causes of the protest in UNILAG? According to Daily Times Online News, the causes of the protest are increase late registration fee from about N10000 to N25,000, introduction of fee for courses editing and for yet to be increased school fees from next academic year. The students showed their annoyance when they blocked roads that lead to entrance and exit of vehicles in and out of the university on Friday. Some of the students promised that the protest will not stop until possible amendment is made on the fees through the university's website. Authorities of University of Lagos has temporarily closed the institution as a result of the protests embarked upon by students until a positive change is observed. Also, a student complained that the school authority does not take good care of them. He complained that most equipments they make use of are no longer functional.
In an interview with the coach of under-20 national team of Nigeria, Manu Garba, on Friday, 6th June, 2014, he said that Super Eagles will perform well in the World Cup. He went further to say that the coach of Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, knows the calibres of fighters (good players) to go with. Manu Garba said that Stephen Keshi is experienced enough to pick the qualifed 23-man squad for such an important tournament. He said that once the Eagles make it in the group stage, that winning any team is possible. As a reader of this news, do you think Nigeria will make it? Super Eagles of Nigeria played draw against Greece and Scotland in their two friendly matches in preparation of the world cup. Today, Nigeria will be meeting USA in a friendly match at about 10:45pm Nigerian time. What is your prediction.
The Chairman of Governing councils colleges of Education, Emmanuel Nosike, said that the long on-going strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, and Colleges of Education, COEASU will soon be called off in few days. Supervising minister of education, Wike, stated this yesterday while having meeting with Heads of Federal Tertiary Institutions to discuss challenges facing Public higher institutions in Nigeria. He said that it the right of tertiary institutions to appoint Vice- chancellors, Rectors and Provosts, and Federal government has no hand in the appointment. He said that the institutions are that of federal government and any who is qualified for any position should be appointed notwithstanding where the person comes from. He said that what is more important is to ensure good study environment that where one comes from does not matter. What matters are the qualifications and not location the persons come from. In addition to that, he stated that what is right is right and that there is no how polytechnics will be the same with universities in the sense of issuing degree certificates to graduates from polytechnics as done by universities.
Kano state governor, Kwankwaso of Kano state, Nigeria, presented 28 brand new Corolla saloon cars to Kano Pillar Football Club. Kano Pillars is a local football club in kano state which takes part in football competitions in Nigeria, like the Nigeria League. The cars worth Millions of Nigerian naira. According to Vanguard News paper, the gift was backed up with some cash prices. The governor made these donations to show his joy to the club for winning 2013 Glo Premier League title for the second consecutive time. As if the gifts given by the governor was not enough, he went further to help other local clubs in the state. His good action worths emulating by other leaders. The government of Kwakwanso of Kano state gave sporting equipments and cash that is equivalent to N175, 509, 000 to 20 football clubs from each of the 44 local government areas of Kano state as well as other clubs in the state Tofa Divisions, I, II and III league.