Fresh university graduates with first class grades, and graduates of polytechnics with distinctions, would henceforth carry out their compulsory one year national service, under the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, programme, as lecturers in higher institutions.

The Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi, made this revelation on Wednesday in Kaduna, while speaking at a two-day pre-mobilisation workshop for the 2015 Batch ”B” NYSC programme.

Olawumi also said the NYSC is to introduce online certificate verification procedure to simplify the procedures for certificate verification and enquiries.

This will help make participation into the national service more transparent and less cumbersome.
He noted that Nigerian universities have been henceforth banned from offering post-graduate admission to serving corps members as doing so have been in violation of the NYSC Act and brings in unwarranted distraction to their service programme.

At the workshop tagged “ICT and NYSC Mobilization Process: Towards Eliminating Identified Challenges,” the NYSC boss emphasized that henceforth “the posting policy scheme is also being vigorously implemented for the achievement of the desired impact.

Pursuant to this, all corps members who graduated with first class/distinction degrees and Diplomas will be posted to Tertiary Institutions for effective utilization of their manpower.”
He therefore appealed to the authorities of all tertiary institution to reciprocate the gesture by accepting and offering them permanent appointment after service.

Olawumi equally promised to introduce further innovative ideas into the NYSC operations, adding that the gains arising from the 2015 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Mobilisation Workshop led to the full implementation of the use of ICT in registration of prospective corps members.

He pointed out that the use of ICT in that regard eliminated registration by proxy, reduced costs, curbed avoidable accidents, fast-tracked the payment of corps members on relocation and made deployment and relocation easier and faster, among several other gains.

Declaring the workshop open, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, applauded the decision to post first class graduate corps members to tertiary institutions, adding that with the paucity of lecturers in such institutions, it was an encouraging decision of the NYSC to do so.

El-Rufai equally applauded the attitude of corps members engaged in conducting national elections and census, stressing that their level of patriotism and sacrifices have elicited the support of his administration.

The governor said the scheme has so far justified the objectives for which it was established.

Source: naijacorpers.net


NYSC to stop pregnant women, nursing mothers, PG students from service

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has barred pregnant women, nursing mothers and students engaged in postgraduate studies from enlisting in the national service across the country, until they are free to participate effectively.

Rising from a two-day pre-mobilisation workshop for the 2015 Batch “B” NYSC programme, held in Kaduna, Director-General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, stated that the exemption of pregnant women and nursing mothers, as well as post-graduate students from national service was because they would not be able to undergo the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC.

The four cardinal programmes include mobilisation, orientation, primary assignment and winding-up passing out parade.

In a communique, the NYSC also resolved that henceforth, pregnant women and children would no longer be allowed into orientation camps across the country for service under the scheme established by the Gen. Yakubu Gowon administration in 1973.

Arguing that prospective corps members must go through the four stages of national service to qualify to receive certificate of national service, Olawumi faulted a situation whereby prospective corps members, especially pregnant women and nursing mothers, would be absent from the stages of the national service, only to resurface for posting to their various places of primary assignments.

Meanwhile, the resolution workshop tagged: “ICT and NYSC Mobilization Process: Towards Eliminating Identified Challenges,” added that henceforth, documents for concessional posting request on marital or health grounds would be forwarded on-line as against the old practice of “bringing such to the NYSC headquarters in Abuja.”

It noted that prospective corps members would henceforth be given the opportunity to choose their choice outside their socio-cultural and linguistic areas, using ICT solution.

This, according to the NYSC, is in a bid to tackle the problems of deluge of concessional request with which the scheme is inundated with regularly.

Source: naijcorpers.net


National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has introduced a self-deployment scheme.

Under the new arrangement, prospective corps members can now determine where they wish to serve.

The move, according to the NYSC, is expected to curb fraud which it said is often associated with the earlier method prospective corps members’ deployment.

The development is part of resolutions taken at the NYSC 2015 Batch ‘B’ pre-mobilisation workshop held in Kaduna.

In a communiqué released at the end of the workshop on Thursday, the NYSC said “in a bid to tackle the deluge of concessional requests with which the NYSC is being inundated, prospective corps members will henceforth be given the opportunity to choose states of their choice outside their socio-cultural and linguistic areas, using ICT solution.

“Given the negative implications of assigning invalid or wrong JAMB numbers to prospective corps members during the mobilisation process, corps producing institutions have been advised to always take advantage of the window of opportunity created by JAMB and regularise the admission of their graduates and advise the affected graduates to activate such numbers before presenting them for mobilisation.

“For us to bring administration nearer to everybody, complaints and issues arising from the online registration from prospective corps members and corps producing institutions will henceforth be lodged with the Deployment and Relocation officers at the NYSC state secretariats for onward transmission to the ICT department for necessary action.

“It was further resolved that pregnant women, nursing mothers and students engaged in postgraduate studies should not bother to enlist for service until they are free to participate effectively.”

– The Nation

Tiwa Savage’s Baby Bags Endorsement Deal

The proud father took to his Instagram page to share the new gift added to his family. Congratulatory messages have been trooping in since then from colleagues in and outside the country and other well-wishers.

Hours after the baby was born Telecommunications Company, MTN named Tiwa Savage’s bouncing baby boy an ambassador. The telecoms giant, took to their instagram page to congratulate Tiwa on the arrival of her baby with a picture on Instagram that had the caption, “Congrats Tiwa! Welcome Baby Ambassador.”

However, being the fact his mother is an ambassador, MTN also confirmed him baby ambassador.

It can be recalled that on 23 November 2013, Savage and Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun had their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki. On 26 April 2014, the couple held their white wedding at the Armani Hotel in Dubai.

Source: naij.com

39 year-old Nigerian Jailed For Stealing A Doc’s Identity In The UK

A music graduate with absolutely no medical background was given work as a doctor in a prison and a GP’s surgery after stealing the identity of a fully-qualified doctor who had the same first name.

Oluwadamilola Opemuyi treated no fewer than 91 patients before being ousted as a fraudster.

The 39-year-old tricked employment agencies into believing she was Oluwadamilola Adeyo – a General Medical Council (GMC) registered GP – by providing false documents stating she was fully qualified, before supplying Mrs Adeyo’s registration number.

She also used a fake driving licence, marriage certificate and passport as she found work treating patients in five separate locations.

Applying for a position at a surgery in Southend, she told the practice manager that both of her parents were doctors. When asked where she saw herself in five years time, she replied by saying she may retrain as a brain surgeon. She was not offered a job.

In January, Middlesex based agency Meddoc Locums were duped by her bogus documents, taking her word that she was a doctor and hiring her for jobs around Britain.

She was given a position working at Elmley Prison in Kent, where she’d negotiated a fee of £500-a-day. She’d previously asked elsewhere for £2,000-an-hour.

Working across both HMP Elmley and HMP Swaleside – where GP services are provided by Minster Medical Group – Opemuyi treated dozens of inmates, despite having no clue about the medical profession.

Before time, however, both prisons received complaints about her work. When she bypassed prison protocols by increasing an inmate’s opiate-based drug, her contract was terminated.

However, days later she turned up at Elmley’s healthcare wing once again. Prison officers told her to leave immediately.

Despite this, bosses at Meddoc Locums chose to give her another chance, and soon she was offered a day’s work at a GP’s surgery in Essex.

In that single shift she saw 21 patients, even issuing a death certificate at a care home.

She then worked at a health centre in Liverpool, where she dealt with another 25 patients. At a second surgery in the city she saw a further 25, two of them on home visits.

However, after more complaints about Opemuyi’s work, Meddoc opted to cut ties and offered her no more work.

The ‘delusional’ fraudster whose father is a gynaecologist and mother a paediatrician was eventually caught out when she presented two forged prescriptions at Boots chemist in Maidstone.

When arrested, she declared: ‘I am a doctor and I wrote them myself.’
Opemuyi today admitted her guilt to four offences of fraud, two of possessing false identity documents and three of forgery – moments before she was due to stand trial.

Maidstone Crown Court heard that the University of West London music, technology and public relations graduate duped agencies into getting her work by assuming the identity of a fully qualified doctor and using false documents.

Prosecutor Ryan Richter said Opemuyi set out on her criminal course after failing in her bid to become registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in December.

After telling the regulatory body that she was thinking of doing a master’s degree in mental health, the council informed her that qualification alone would not be sufficient, and that she’d have to complete five years at medical school during which it was required for her to obtain degrees in medicine and surgery.

It was on the back of this rejection that her fraudulent activities began.

‘She was to use Dr Adeyo’s GMC registration number, utilising the similarity in their names as part of her deception of a number of agencies,’ said Mr Richter.

‘Miss Opemuyi conducted a brazen, sustained and intelligent campaign of forgery and fraud in order to obtain employment in a specialist profession in which the public place the highest degree of trust, when she was without appropriate training or experience.’

As well as a fake GMC registration certificate, Opemuyi was also presenting a forged driving licence, passport and marriage certificate – all of which she used when telling one employment agency she’d been offered a job paying £450,000-a-year.

Mr Richter said the total amount she defrauded was £8,916 and she was jailed this morning for two years and four months.

After sentencing, police inspector Ivan Beasley said: ‘These were very serious offences committed by a woman who went to great lengths to gain employment as a doctor despite not having the necessary qualifications to do so.

‘In total she treated 91 patients, all of whom have since been contacted by the NHS. They will no doubt have been alarmed and concerned to hear of Opemuyi’s actions, as was the legitimate doctor whose identity she stole in order to commit her crimes.

‘This was a complex investigation and I would like to pay tribute to my team of officers who worked extremely hard to get to the bottom of the case and bring Opemuyi to justice.’

Source: sleeknaija.com

David Mark ‘We returned N7bn unspent fund’ – Ex-Senate President boasts

The immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark on Monday, July 20, has said that the National Assembly under his leadership was the first arm of government in Nigeria to return N7 billion unspent fund to the Federal Government purse.

He made this known in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh in Abuja. He insisted that parliamentary practices and procedures dictate that all issues were carried out in the open.

“With every sense of responsibility in 2008, the National Assembly under my leadership was the first arm of government to return the N7 billion unspent fund to the national treasury,” he said.

Mark, who was reacting to recent insinuations that the National Assembly budgets and salaries are shrouded in secrecy, maintained that such allegation was borne out of deliberate mischief, blackmail or outright ignorance.

He added, “how can anyone claim that the National Assembly budget is secret, or that our earnings are secret?

“The National Assembly budget is part and parcel of the Federal budget. It is not a separate document.

“If anybody is in doubt, he or she should get a copy of the National budget and clarify.

“It is a public document, unless you are saying you have never seen the National budget.

“It is sad and ridiculous when people give impression that that the National Assembly Budget has continued to be increased annually.

This is not correct. It is unwarranted and needless accusation.”

Mark said that the National Assembly under his leadership was bold, courageous, steadfast and truly patriotic.

“We stood on the side of the people, the truth, and transparency and above all in the interest of the nation.’’

He cautioned against reducing critical national matters to politics, and stressed that people should not play politics with serious national issues like appropriations.

Source: ‎pulse.ng

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