Saturday, 2 December 2017

Provide us with viable jobs – Libya returnees appeal to The Government

 


The over one hundred Ghanaian migrants who were rescued from Libya have appealed to the government to assist them with viable jobs that can sustain them.
Over 160 of them detained in Libya were expected back home after government facilitated their release from the Libyan authorities.
Some of the returnees who spoke to Joy News’ Komla Adom at the Kotoka International Airport where some 127 of them touched down Wednesday night, recounted some of their worst nightmares.
One of them said the trip is deadly as Libyan children even rob immigrants at gunpoint and some of the travelers are killed on the desert.

For many of them, it is a story of a failed journey to Europe in which they can only count their losses.
Ansah, 28, was on his way to Italy through the Mediterranean Sea when he was arrested and subjected to months of torture.
“When they caught me on the Sea, they took me to an uncompleted building where I stayed for six months. They only give us one meal a day at 2 p.m and the water they gave us was salty water,” he told the reporter.
The terribly disgruntled gentleman said there were 17 of them in detention but seven people died.
Those who did not die were sold.
Another victim said some of us are sold for $3000 or less where your owner will brutalize you and not pay you for the work you do for him/her.
Some are even shot in the leg.

In the wake happenings in Libya, the migration dilemma has become a global crisis with many calling for an end to this phenomenon.
But would you still risk it to cross the Mediterranean for a better life? What will inform such a decision?
Joy News together with DW will on Thursday evening seek some answers from the government and key stakeholders on how to deal with this migration menace.
The forum dubbed Migration dilemma will be live on Radio, TV and Online from the ISSER conference room Legon at 5 pm.

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We drank urine, fuel to survive –Libyan returnee

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Kunle Falayi
The time was 9.10pm. A Buraq Air’s Boeing 737 with tail number 5A-DMG landed on the tarmac of the cargo terminal of the Murtala International Airport and out came 20-year-old Clement Chibuzor, along with 149 other Nigerians whose ghoulish appearances told of the horrific experiences they must have experienced in Libya.
Over the past two weeks, Nigerians have added their voices to the global uproar over the exposed tales of slave trade, torture and killings of migrants in Libya.
Over 5,000 Nigerians have been repatriated from Libya by the International Organisation for Migration since the beginning of 2017.
Each time a new batch of returnees arrive, they bring with them tales of horror from the transit country, where they hoped to take the treacherous journey through the Mediterranean Sea.
Saturday PUNCH spoke with many of the returnees as they touched down on Thursday night. They told the tales of man’s inhumanity to man.
Chibuzor, a Delta State indigene, was just a teenager working as a Plaster of Paris artisan when his father met a trafficker, who told him he could get his son to Europe.
The young lad had worked as a POP artisan for eight months with little money in his pocket, his father told him not to worry about the money.
“I never thought about going to Europe. My father was the one who brought the idea. He sold his land and raised N450,000 which he gave to my ‘burger’ (trafficker). He did not tell my mother until I was already in Libya,” Chibuzor said.
The young man spent 18 months in Libya. He left the country, a hopeful man. On Thursday, he returned like a mere cargo, thankful to be back to safety.
As he stepped off the plane, Chibuzor looked nothing like a 20-year-old
    
His hollow cheeks told of starvation while his skin
  told of suffering in disease-ridden cells
“After many of my co-travellers died in the desert, I was kidnapped as soon as I got to Libya. I was in prison for four months until my father sent N300,000 for my release
“In the prison, our food was a piece of bread every day. When I got out of the prison. I was on the street one day when I met a Nigerian who promised to help me. I worked in his house for some weeks until he sold me to a gang. They kept me in a cell. I was there 
for a very long time. I cannot count the number of people who died in the cell.
“The police were raiding different places where black people were kept and I willingly surrendered to the police. That was how I got an opportunity to come back to Nigeria.
“While working on the streets of Libya, if the gangs saw you, they would grab you and put you in a cell. They put you in a cell with many others where you would either be sold or made to call your people to pay for your freedom.
“While I was trying to get money the to free myself from the prison, I spoke with my father two months ago. He then told me that if I had the chance, I should return home. I told him that I might die before I had the opportunity to return home because I saw people die every day.”
We drank urine, fuel in desert – Kelvin, 21
Many of the returnees who shared their experiences like Chibuzor, vowed never to attempt the dangerous journey again. But experts say that so far as there are few success stories amidst the deaths, some of the returnees may try again when the shock of their time in Libya wear off.
Kelvin Sunday, 21, an Edo State indigene, who returned with Chibuzor, told Saturday PUNCH that he was in Libya for seven months.
He spent N965,000 to get to Libya after raising the money with the help of friends and his my sister.
Sunday explained that a friend of his, who made it to Europe, convinced him to embark on the journey.
According to him, 41 of them set out in Kano for the journey through the desert but only 10 made it to Libya.
He said their fate was sealed when their vehicle developed an engine fault in the desert.
Sunday said, “We were in the desert for three days without food or water. We were drinking our urine to survive. It got to a point that when there was no more urine to drink, we started to drink fuel.
“When we got to Libya, I was working in my burger’s house. I spent two weeks there before I went to the seaside (in Tripoli) where we would cross. From Sabha to the seaside in Tripoli, I spent two weeks. On the way, some traffickers kidnapped us. They beat and loaded us into their Hilux van, but few of us jumped down and I broke my leg. I managed to escape as they were shooting.
“We spent two days in the desert again after that escape. We later saw a motorist whom we begged to help us get to the seaside.
“We were camped at the seaside for three months without any opportunity to cross through the seas. People trying to cross the sea told me to avoid Nigerians helping Libyans to sell people. But later our camp was raided by soldiers, who took us to prison.”
He had spent four months in the cell before luck smiled on him and IOM officials effected his repatriation along with many others.
I return home as a one-eyed man – Okotie, 35
Less than a year after Harrison Okotie, 35, got to Libya, he was kidnapped by some violent traffickers, who hit him in the eye with the butt of a gun.
He lost his left eye to that attack.
“Now, I don’t know if my wife and two children would ever recognise me when I get back home. I left Nigeria a whole man but I am returning with one eye,” Okotie said.
He explained that before leaving Nigeria in 2014, he worked as a painter after graduating from the Delta State University.
After paying N600,000 for the journey through the desert, he got to Libya where he was grabbed off the street by some traffickers who sold him for 2,000 dinars (about N529,000).
“When you got to the person you were sold to, he sold you again for double the previous amount.
“Many Nigerians have gone mad and cannot even say where they are in Libya right now. The day officials came to register us for repatriation, we were in a queue when one of the Libyan officials shot a Nigerian dead right there. They said he was trying to run, whereas he was desperate to return home.”
Another returnee, Esosa Osas, 25, who was a hairdresser before he left Nigeria, spent six months in Libya. She told tales of many women being raped.
“It is either rape or death. Nobody could refuse being raped,” she said.
A fellow Edo State indigene, Odion Saliu, 26, told Saturday PUNCH that the Nigerian trafficker who facilitated her trip lied to her.
She said, “She told me that once in Kano, we were going to take a plane to Libya. I was shocked when we were loaded into a vehicle.
“We spent nine days crossing the desert to Libya. I was kidnapped and sold at least three times before God brought me back to my fatherland. I am really thankful to God that I am alive.”
The Nigerian traffickers fueling the trafficking industry in Libya seems to have attracted the attention of the government.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said there was a need for Nigerians to report human traffickers in the society.
She said the Federal government’s whistleblower policy against human trafficking would ensure a handsome reward for credible information about human traffickers .
“Traffickers must be prosecuted, must be arrested and they must be known. There is a whistle-blower policy by NAPTIP; report traffickers, they are amongst you’
An official of the Edo State task force on illegal migration, Mr. Okoduwa Solomon, told Saturday PUNCH that since November 7, the state had taken custody of at least 897 Libyan returnees who are indigenes of the state.
He explained that the exercise to help them resettle in Nigeria would continue so far as there were still Nigerians trapped in Libya.
“We are using the returnees to raise awareness about the dangers of illegal migration in Edo State,” he said.

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Woman who was fired for giving Trump the middle finger gets $70k donation from people


  1. Juli Briskman, the cyclist who went viral after sticking a middle finger up at Donald Trump’s motorcade, has reportedly lost her job due to the act.
  2. The mother of two has however not been abandoned by the masses who have showered her with donations on GoFundMe.
  3. According to reports, more than $70,000 in donations have been made for her. More than 3,000 donations — from $5 to $250 — have rolled in since November 6.

    Briskman’s act was caught by news photographers as Trump’s motorcade passed her on October 28 as he left Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia. The image immediately went viral.
    Three days later, the 50-year-old marketing executive was fired by her company, government contractor Akima.
    “Thank you, Juli Briskman,” wrote Rob Mello, who set up the GoFundMe account, calling her “an inspiration to us all.”

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How to Check ANSU Admission List 2017/18



The management of Anambra State University (ANSU) now Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) has released the list of candidates admitted into the university for the 2017/2018 academic session.

The list of admitted candidates have been published on the university's website.
To access the list of admitted candidates, simply click on this link: 


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2018 APPROVED JAMB CBT REGISTRATION CENTRES

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OOU Orientation Programme for 2017/2018 Academic Session Newly Admitted Students



This is to inform all newly admitted students for the 2017/2018 Academic Session that the Orientation programme that will help them to adapt to life at the University will start from Tuesday, 28th November and end on Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 at the Lecture Theatre II, Main Campus, Olabisi Onabanjo, University.

Activities slated for the occasion include the opening ceremony, lectures and interactive sessions. The programme will be rounded off with aJumat Prayer at the Central Mosque, Main Campus on Friday, December 01, 2017 at 1.00 p.m.with Dr. Hakeem Akanni of the Department of Religious Studies, leading the prayer whilean Interdenominational Prayer will take place on Sunday, December 03, 2017 at the Lecture Theatre II at 10.00 a.m. Professor A.T. Oduyale, the University Chaplain will be in charge.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde is expected to declare the ceremony open while other members of the university management would also attend.

OOU Orientation Programme for 2017/2018 Academic Session Newly Admitted Students By Olusegun Fapohunda  Last Modified on November 27th, 2017  Nigeria Universities Updates
Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU orientation programme for the 2017/2018 academic session newly admitted students.

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NDA 70th Regular Course Admission Form Announced




Screening Test Date and Requirements
The screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening and is scheduled to hold on " Saturday 19th May, 2018 "
Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along their Acknowledgement Form, Screening Test Admission Card, JAMB result slip and TWO (2) postcard sized (35 x 5 inches) photographs to the Screening Test Centre.
The photographs should show only from the chest upwards and should contain the candidate’s Name, JAMB Reg No, State, Screening Test Centre, Course of study and Signature at the back.
Only successful candidates at the NDA Screening Test will subsequently be invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board (phase 2 of the screening test) following which the list of admitted candidates will be published.
Nature and Duration of Training
Candidates admitted into NDA for Regular Course wilt , undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of 5 years for Nigerian Army cadets 4 years for Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air force cadets.
On successful completion of training, graduands will earn a honours degree in a core discipline (B.Sc, BEng, BA). They will equally earn a Presidential Commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
Administration
All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Reference Materials
In response to requests from candidates for reference materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Past Questions & Answers at a token fee to interested candidates. This can be purchased from the Registry, NDA.
Screening Test Conditions
Only candidates who satisfied the admission requirements and must have the UTME score of 180 for Arts & Social Sciences and Science while 210 score for Engineering courses will be enabled to print the Screening Test Admission Card and participate in the NDA Screening Test at the Centre of choice.
Requirements for Admission into Academic Departments of the Nigerian Defence Academy
To be eligible for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), a candidate must have the following:
Minimum of 5 credit passes at SSCE (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) or GCE ‘O’ Level obtained in not more than 2 sittings relevant to the Faculty of their choices.
Credit in English Language and Mathematics.
At least two supporting relevant credits to the compulsory credits in Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences while that of Faculty of Science is shown in the columns for compulsory and relevant credits. However, only one supporting relevant credit is required in the Faculty of Engineering.
Be at least 17 years old and not more than 21 years old as at the month of August in the year of entry into the Academy (2018). Note that candidates who desire to join the Nigerian Air Force must be between 17 and 18 years old at entry, and also the Nigerian Army has suspended the enlistment of female candidates in her Regular Combatant programme in NDA.
Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for male and 1.65 metres for female.
Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
Present a Certificate of State of Origin obtained from a Local Government Area or a Certificate of State Indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor.
Working knowledge of French Language will be an added advantage.
Furthermore, candidates are to note the following:
Candidates awaiting results are not qualified. Application forms submitted without results will not be accepted.
Only examination results of not more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.
Currently, admission into the Academy is for both male and female Nigerians only, and is limited to Army and Navy in the case of female candidates.
A.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
1.) Course: B.Sc Accounting
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Accounting and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Geography History and Economics
2.) Course: B.Sc Economics
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Economics and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Accounts, Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Geography and History
3.) Course: BA French
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, French and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Economics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History, Arabic, CRK/IRK and any Nigerian Languages
4.) Course: B.Sc Geography
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Geography and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
History, Economics, Government, Civic Education, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (preference will be given to those having credits in social science subjects)
5.) Course: BA History and War Studies
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, History or Government/Civil Education and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Economics, Geography, Commerce, French, Literature in English, CRK/IRK and any Nigerian Languages
6.) Course: B.Sc Political Science and Defence Studies
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Government/Civic Education and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
History, Economics, French and Geography, Literature in English, CRK/IRK and any Nigerian Language
7.) Course: B.Sc Psychology
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Biology and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Economics, Government, Civic Education, Chemistry and Geography
B.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
1.) Course: BSc Intelligence and Cyber Security Studies
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Physics and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Economics/Geography Chemistry/Biology, Computer Studies
2.) Course: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Economics and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Chemistry, Government, History and Geography or Accounting
C.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Engineering
1.) Course: B.Eng Civil
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology, Geography and Building Engineering Drawing
2.) Course: B.Eng Electrical and Electronics
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Electronic Engineering and Basic Electricity
3.) Course: B.Eng Mechanical
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography
D.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Science
1.) Course: B.Sc Biological Sciences
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry
Relevant Credits:
Any one of the listed subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics or Agricultural Science
2.) Course: B.Sc Chemistry
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Any one of the listed subjects: Biology or Further Mathematics
3.) Course: B.Sc Computer Science
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Any two of the listed subjects: Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Biology and Computer Studies
4.) Course: B.Sc Mathematics
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Any two of the listed subjects: Chemistry, Additional/Further Mathematics and Biology
5.) Course: B.Sc Physics
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Relevant Credits:
Any one of the listed subjects: Biology, Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing and Agricultural Science
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are to visit: http://www.ndaapplications.net/ to apply.
When the page opens, Click "Purchase Access Code" and fill in their details to pay for their application via REMITA after first obtaining their ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code in the sum of N3,500.00 only. Please note that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.
Submission of Applications
Applications forms are to be submitted together with the scanned SSCE results online. On submission of the online application, candidates are to download an Acknowledgement Form. Applicants applying for admission into NDA must also apply to the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), and must select NDA as first choice institution. Such applicants are expected to sit for the Jamb Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
Application Deadline
9th February, 2018.

 
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Provide us with viable jobs – Libya returnees appeal to The Government

  The over one hundred Ghanaian migrants who were rescued from Libya have appealed to the government to assist them with viable jobs ...

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