Nigerian woman sues United Airlines after her family was kicked off flight 

A Nigerian woman, Queen Obioma is suing United Airlines for alleged racially discriminated against her in removing her from her flight at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport after a fellow passenger complained that she had a “pungent” odour.

On May 11, Queen Obioma filed a federal discrimination suit in Texas, stating that she and her children were wrongfully kicked off a flight headed to San Francisco on March 4, 2016, the second leg of a three-flight trip from Lagos, Nigeria, to Ontario, Canada, where her kids attend school, the Houston Chronicle reports.

According to the lawsuit, Obioma boarded the plane and found a White male passenger sitting in her assigned business class seat, from which he refused to move. When a flight attendant failed to resolve the conflict as the man continued to refuse to move to his own assigned seat, Obioma agreed to take his spot.

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Obioma went to the restroom…

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NANNM Calls on Stakeholders to Curb Quackery in Nursing

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has called for concerted efforts by stakeholders to curb the menace of quackery in the profession.

The president of the association, Mr Abdulrafiu Adeniji, made the call at a news conference to mark the end of the commemoration of the International Nurses Week and the International Day of Midwives on Sunday in Abuja.

The International Nurses Week is an annual event commemorated from May 6 to May 12 and this year’s event has “Nurses: A Leading Voice: Health is A Human Right” as its theme.

The International Day of Midwives is commemorated on May 5 and has as its 2018 theme “Midwives: Leading with Quality Care”.

Adeniji identified quackery, mismanagement, insecurity, poor remuneration, inattention to the plight of nurses and other health workers as major challenges bedevilling the profession, thereby hindering the goal of providing quality care for citizens.

He said even though there were challenges, the…

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Road Safety Education to Be Introduced in Schools

The Plateau Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said that it will soon introduce road safety education in public primary and secondary schools in the state.

The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Mrs Pat Emeordi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos.

According her, the initiative is aimed at inculcating safety education in children with a view to increasing their level of awareness.

“The idea behind this initiative is to catch them young and to enable them understand the fundamentals and rudiments of safety education.

“We are already talking with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the state Ministry of Education to ensure the implementation of the initiative.

“So, by the special grace of God, we shall soon start the programme in Plateau,” he said.

Emeordi explained that the safety education would be infused into core subjects like English Language, Mathematics, Science and…

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Road Safety Education to Be Introduced in Schools

The Plateau Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said that it will soon introduce road safety education in public primary and secondary schools in the state.

The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Mrs Pat Emeordi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos.

According her, the initiative is aimed at inculcating safety education in children with a view to increasing their level of awareness.

“The idea behind this initiative is to catch them young and to enable them understand the fundamentals and rudiments of safety education.

“We are already talking with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the state Ministry of Education to ensure the implementation of the initiative.

“So, by the special grace of God, we shall soon start the programme in Plateau,” he said.

Emeordi explained that the safety education would be infused into core subjects like English Language, Mathematics, Science and…

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Road Safety Education to Be Introduced in Schools

The Plateau Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said that it will soon introduce road safety education in public primary and secondary schools in the state.

The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Mrs Pat Emeordi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos.

According her, the initiative is aimed at inculcating safety education in children with a view to increasing their level of awareness.

“The idea behind this initiative is to catch them young and to enable them understand the fundamentals and rudiments of safety education.

“We are already talking with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the state Ministry of Education to ensure the implementation of the initiative.

“So, by the special grace of God, we shall soon start the programme in Plateau,” he said.

Emeordi explained that the safety education would be infused into core subjects like English Language, Mathematics, Science and…

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Kwara Gov’s Wife Canvasses Prayers for Restoration of Nigeria’s Peace, Security

The wife of Kwara States governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, on Monday advised Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the restoration of the nation’s peace and security.

Ahmed, the Founder of Life Empowers Anchors Hope (LEAH), who gave the advice at the second edition of ‘Kwara Mothers Pray’, said the prayer was to seek divine intervention over the recent robbery in Offa.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that over 1,000 Christian women, drawn from the 16 local government areas of Kwara, attended the special prayer.

The two-day inter-faith prayer session, tagged: “Enough is enough”, was dedicated to the senseless killings that took place in Offa when armed robbers stormed banks in the town and killed about 50 people.

Ahmed, who is also a deaconess, told the congregation to always pray against “principality and evil powers” militating against the peace of the state and the inhabitants.

She charged the congregation to forsake every evil acts that could bring the…

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Kwara Gov’s Wife Canvasses Prayers for Restoration of Nigeria’s Peace, Security

The wife of Kwara States governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, on Monday advised Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the restoration of the nation’s peace and security.

Ahmed, the Founder of Life Empowers Anchors Hope (LEAH), who gave the advice at the second edition of ‘Kwara Mothers Pray’, said the prayer was to seek divine intervention over the recent robbery in Offa.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that over 1,000 Christian women, drawn from the 16 local government areas of Kwara, attended the special prayer.

The two-day inter-faith prayer session, tagged: “Enough is enough”, was dedicated to the senseless killings that took place in Offa when armed robbers stormed banks in the town and killed about 50 people.

Ahmed, who is also a deaconess, told the congregation to always pray against “principality and evil powers” militating against the peace of the state and the inhabitants.

She charged the congregation to forsake every evil acts that could bring the…

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Kwara Gov’s Wife Canvasses Prayers for Restoration of Nigeria’s Peace, Security

The wife of Kwara States governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, on Monday advised Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the restoration of the nation’s peace and security.

Ahmed, the Founder of Life Empowers Anchors Hope (LEAH), who gave the advice at the second edition of ‘Kwara Mothers Pray’, said the prayer was to seek divine intervention over the recent robbery in Offa.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that over 1,000 Christian women, drawn from the 16 local government areas of Kwara, attended the special prayer.

The two-day inter-faith prayer session, tagged: “Enough is enough”, was dedicated to the senseless killings that took place in Offa when armed robbers stormed banks in the town and killed about 50 people.

Ahmed, who is also a deaconess, told the congregation to always pray against “principality and evil powers” militating against the peace of the state and the inhabitants.

She charged the congregation to forsake every evil acts that could bring the…

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Kano Assembly Shut over Plan to Remove speaker

  •  Sitting adjourned for one month

By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

The Kano State House of Assembly was Monday morning sealed off by the police, following moves to remove the speaker, Abdullahi Yusuf Ata, by some members of the house.

However, sources close to the House confided in THISDAY that as at Sunday night, 21 lawmakers had duly signed in support of the removal of the speaker.

It was further confirmed that already, the principal officers of the House had been removed having got the 21 lawmakers’ signatures for their impeachment.

“The principal officers have already been impeached by the signatures of 21 lawmakers. All what we need now is only six members to meet the requirement of two-thirds to impeach the speaker without delay,” the source said.

On why the lawmakers resolved to remove the leaders of the House, he said: “The reasons are many but the major one is incompetency. The speaker has virtually localised the House.

“We cannot sit until after 2pm and even at…

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Kano Assembly Shut over Plan to Remove speaker

  •  Sitting adjourned for one month

By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

The Kano State House of Assembly was Monday morning sealed off by the police, following moves to remove the speaker, Abdullahi Yusuf Ata, by some members of the house.

However, sources close to the House confided in THISDAY that as at Sunday night, 21 lawmakers had duly signed in support of the removal of the speaker.

It was further confirmed that already, the principal officers of the House had been removed having got the 21 lawmakers’ signatures for their impeachment.

“The principal officers have already been impeached by the signatures of 21 lawmakers. All what we need now is only six members to meet the requirement of two-thirds to impeach the speaker without delay,” the source said.

On why the lawmakers resolved to remove the leaders of the House, he said: “The reasons are many but the major one is incompetency. The speaker has virtually localised the House.

“We cannot sit until after 2pm and even at…

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