A former Anambra State chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Frank-Anthony Igboka was reportedly shot and killed on Tuesday by unknown gunmen.
Frank Anthony Igboka has been reportedly killed by a supposed hired assassin in Anambra state according to a police report, the killing of the former lawmaker happened on Tuesday in the state at Oye Nimo market, the news was made available to NIGERIA NEWS by the Nigerian police.
The killing happened at the market square in the remote town while Anthony was in a Hilux bus, who is also the driver of the SUV according to Channels Television
The killing happened immediately as the alleged assassin penetrate his body with closed ranged bullets
Confirming the killing, the Anambra State Police Command said that investigation has been opened on the matter, with a view to apprehending and prosecuting his killers.
SP Haruna Mohammed made it known while briefing the pressmen that: “At about 8:18 pm of today 16/4/2019 there was a sporadic gunshot around Nimo market in Njikoka LGA of Anambra state.
“Police patrol team attached to Nimo division rushed to the scene and discovered one Chief Frank Anthony Igboka on the driver’s seat of his Chevrolet SUV vehicle laying unconscious in the pool of his blood and his body was riddled with bullet wounds.
“The victim was rushed to Beke hospital Nimo where he was confirmed dead by the medical doctor and corpse deposited at the hospital morgue for autopsy.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that victim was shot at close range by four armed men who escaped in a pickup van towards Abacha Eziowelle road. Twenty-five expended ammunition of 7.62 mm ammunition were recovered at the scene.
“The commissioner of police Mustapha Dandaura has visited the scene and ordered for a full-scale investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators to justice.
“The public is enjoined to avail the command with useful information that could help in arresting perpetrators of this dastardly act through the following police emergency number 07039194332 for a prompt response, please.”
Igboka, who was also a former Anambra State House of Assembly member, before his death was the President General of Nimo community, where he was said to have helped rid the community of criminal elements
Chimamanda Adichie Makes Another History At Yale University
Chimamanda Adichie makes another history at Yale University by emerging as the first African to deliver a speech at Yale’s 318th commencement to celebrate the Yale college class graduands, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
Chimamanda Adichie is popularly known for his book ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and ‘Americana’. She has also featured in TED talk on several occasion. The Class Day address is as of date back as in 19th century which reflects the student four years at the university. It also constitutes giving prizes to students in several aspects of the University. The students are the one to choose any profoundly acclaimed figure to deliver the speech.
This time around Chimamanda Adichie is chosen to deliver the address on 19th of May, 2019, succeeding Hillary Clinton, the Presidential candidates for the Democratic in the last US Presidential election against the Republican, Donald J. Trump.
The lists of profound people who have been chosen to address on that occasion are, Tony Blair, Barbara Walters, Tom Hanks, and many others. Chimamanda Adichie is now the first African to be included among the list.
Chimamanda Adichie was described by the organizing committee for the event as “an inspiring global citizen whose words, teaching, and social activism has had an indelible impact on the diaspora and broader contemporary culture.”
Chimamanda as well got her master of Arts in African Studies in 2008 at Yale Unversity and commend the class that:
“I remember the many clever undergrads I met while at Yale and it’s an honor to know that a class of similarly clever students chose me to speak to them,”
“Be open to changing your mind. It is often a sign of growth. Be open to the possibility that you might be wrong. Ideology is a good thing but if you find that you yield unquestioningly to every orthodoxy of the ideology you subscribe to, then maybe it is time for some agility in your thinking.”
She further speaks as follows, “If you’re one day enrobed in corporate power, please hire women as executives and not just in human relations. Change the corporate culture. Have an on-site day-care. Make paid family leave standard and ordinary.”
NYSC 2019 Batch B Mobilization News Today
The NYSC 2019 Batch B mobilization timetable is out and the NIGERIA NEWS bring it to the notice of the Prospective Corp Members, PCM to be aware and take note of the date when the Online registration would start and also when they would expect to print out call up letter. In the table, the date for the commencement of orientation course is not stated but it would relay to you the moment it’s stated.
The Timetable For The NYSC 2019 Batch B Mobilization Is As Below:
|1||2019 Batch ‘A’ Post-Mobilisation Workshop.||8th – 10th May 2019|
|2||2019 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Mobilisation Workshop.||14th – 18th May 2019|
|3||Briefing/Sensitization of Final year students/prospective corps Members.||10th – 25th May 2019|
|4||Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs||6th – 25th May 2019|
|5||Submission of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs||25th – 30th May 2019|
|6||Online Registration by Foreign and locally Trained Nigerian Graduates||27th May – 12th June 2019|
|7||Entertainment of complaints from Prospective Corps Members by the state Deployment and Relocation officers and NYSC Help Lines/Desks officers.||27th May – 13th June 2019|
|8||Action by ICT Department||13th – 15th June 2019|
|9||Notification and Printing of Call-up Letters by PCMs||15th – 17th June 2019|
|10||Online Printing of Deployment Disposition by Corps Producing Institutions/Delivery of manual Call-up letters to Institutions||15th – 17th June 2019|
|11||Commencement of 2019 Batch “B” Orientation Course|
The Federal Government on Thursday give the update as to the implementation of the signed minimum wage of N30, 000, possibly they may start the implementation on the Batch B NYSC members.
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Usman said that the Federal Government have set up a committee to oversee as to which the implementation of the minimum wage of N30, 000 could be financed.
She said that the Federal Government would as well have to negotiate on some grounds with the labour union in order to determine the amount that would be added to the workers salary that has already equalize or above the newly approved minimum wage.
The full statements of Mrs Zainab as to how she brief the newsmen on the steps the Federal Government has taken towards the implementation of the newly approved minimum wage of N30 000, is as shown, quoted below:
“We have looked at the report and what we are working on now is how we can finance it”
“Apart from the increase of the minimum wage from N18, 000 to N30, 000, there is also consequential adjustment that we have to negotiate with the labour unions.
“The total implication of that would be worked out only after the negotiations and that would involve determining how much increase every other staff that is above the minimum wage would get.
The Minister further added that the NYSC also deserve to earn a little more than minimum wage of N30, 000 but said all would be more certain after the meeting with the labour union.
She said, “It could be a flat amount or a proportion, but the other aspect that is clear is that there would be an increase for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as well because by the Act they should earn at least the minimum wage and the NYSC also has to increase to that N30, 000.
“So, because we have not done the negotiation with labour, I cannot give you the details of what we are projecting because it is simply on projections, at the end of the day, it is what we agree with labour that will be the amount that is due.”
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