Why Nigerians Do Not Respect Teachers- Educationist

Poor value for education has been identified as one of the reasons teachers in the country are not accorded due recognition and treated well. This was what Israel Olusegun Adedeji, the Head of Department, Educational Foundation, Federal College of Education Technical Gusau, Zamfara State, said to THE WHISTLER, in an exclusive chat. Israel stated that a society that does not value its educational system will not value its teachers. “In other advanced countries of the world, teachers are respected and the social…

Algerian Court Jails Two Former Prime Ministers For Corruption

An Algerian court has jailed two former prime ministers for corruption. The court handed down the verdict on Tuesday prior to an upcoming presidential election slated to hold on Thursday. Ahmed Ouyahia, who served as prime minister four times, was sentenced to 15 years in prison with $16,000 in fines while Abdelmalek Sellal, a two-time premier, was sentenced to 12 years in prison with $8,000 in fines. Their convictions were bordering on misappropriation of public funds, abuse of power and granting undue privileges.…

94-Year Old Prime Minister Says Young Leaders Should Listen To Old People

The world’s oldest serving premier, Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad has said that the young generation should always look forward to the counsel of the older generation. He disclosed this on Tuesday when the news broke that Finland had picked a 34-year old woman for the office of the prime minister. Marin’s appointment brings her into the class of other world’s young leaders like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (39), Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk (35) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (35). …

Boris Johnson Questions BBC’s Funding

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the way the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is funded is questionable. Boris made this known on Monday. According to him, “the future of the funding of the BBC should be placed into question as it is unclear that the broadcaster should continue to be supported with public money. The BBC is primarily funded by an annual television license fee which is paid for by all British households, companies, and organizations using any type of equipment to receive or record…

Church President Builds N300 Million 100-Room Hostel For Nigerian State University

A Nigerian Church, Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt, has completed and donated a 100-room female hostel to the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, a River State-owned university. This was disclosed on Monday via the official twitter page of the church’s founder, David Ibiyeomie Foundation. The tweet reads : “Today, our President @DavidIbiyeomie commissioned and dedicated a 100 room hostel facility built for students at Ignatius Ajuru university of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. “The project was…

34-Year Old Woman To Become Prime Minister Of Finland

Sanna Marin, 34, has been nominated to become the prime minister of Finland. This was disclosed on Monday by the nation’s left-wing Social Democrat, which also heads a five-party coalition government. Sanna, who served as the country’s minister of transport and communications, was chosen on Sunday by party officials. In her response, the new leader said her government has a lot to do to gain the trust of the citizens. “I have never thought about my age or gender, I think of the reasons I got into politics and…

U.S. Presidential Aspirant Promises High Speed Internet For All Americans

U.S. Democratic presidential aspirant, Bernie Sanders, has said he would provide high-speed internet connectivity for every household in the country. Sanders is one of the contenders seeking for the Democratic nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. According Reuters, he launched a plan on Friday to provide high-speed broadband for all Americans at a cost of $150 billion, pledging to use antitrust powers to take on internet, telecom and cable companies. He also added that the…

Nigerians Attack Rotimi Amaechi In Spain

Nigeria’s minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that he was attacked by some nationals while on duty for his country in faraway Spain. He disclosed this via a tweet a @ChibuikeAmaechi on Friday. The tweet reads: “Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain. “They were quickly repelled by the Spanish police before they could do any harm. I am fine. I was not hurt. Thanks for your support & prayers.” …

Ekiti Varsity Lecturer Admits To Sexual Harassment

A lecturer at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has admitted his involvement in a sexual harassment scandal with a female student of the institution. The management of EKSU had set up a panel to probe the issue after a video which indicted the lecturer went viral on social media in June. When the preliminary panel concluded its investigation, they sent their findings to the University Management, which led the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee to invite him to hear his side of the story. But in a statement…

TRCN Says Nigerian Teachers Must Sit For Exams To End Quackery

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has said in a bid to end quackery in the Nigerian teaching profession, teachers should sit for its Professional Qualifications Examinations, PQE. The Council’s Registrar, Josiah Ajiboye said this at a recent media briefing. TRCN disclosed that 77,827 candidates have registered for the Council’s December Diet Professional Qualifications Examinations, PQE. Ajiboye said the deadline for the registration of the exams is December 31st. “The 31st December…