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The Academic Staff Union of (), on Monday, said that the Nigerian government should take the blame rather than its South African counterpart over the attacks and looting of property of Nigerians in South Africa.

ASUU said that about 50 percent of top-notch scholars in South Africa were Nigerians, noting that Nigerians, who were seen as mere greener-pasture seekers would always be exposed to attacks by their host countries.

The Union stated this through its national , Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, when addressed newsmen after the National Executive Council meeting of the association held at the Federal of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

He explained that migration of Nigerians to South Africa had been informed by the poor economic situation in the country.

According to him, South Africans would only respect Nigerians residing in their country if the migration was mutually dependent.

He said, “There are two dimensions to xenophobic attacks; there are pull factors and there are push factors. There is a problem if migration is not two-way; it is means you are more dependent rather than being mutually dependent.

“The situation we had seen in Nigeria is that the movement that we do is more of push factor by our own environment here.

“We are conscious of a position of weakness in which poor leadership has put this country. We have the resources to compete and beat South Africa on any ground such that the respect would be mutual. But today, they see us as dependent, inferior and people they could just discard with.

“If you go to South African universities, maybe, 50 per cent of their top-notch scholars are people from Nigeria or tutored by Nigerians.

“The academic and intellectual community in South Africa respect Nigerians. But, when you now start to compete with their income section, there is bound to be conflict.

“If we fix our country, South Africa will respect us. We lost our respect the moment we can no longer cater for our citizens. Even if we bring back people from South Africa and we don’t have plans for them, they will still find a way of going back.

“ASUU believes that Nigeria is not inferior to any country in this world; what we only need to do is to get our act right. Fix our country – even leading countries in the Western world will respect us. We remain dependent and that is we call Nigeria dependent peripheral rentier country. Nigeria operates at the fringes of global .

“If we have a country that does not respect its intellectual community, that country will never witness what we call transformation because is the catalyst to development; but we shun scholars here.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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New couple rides homes on bike after wedding in Rivers

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New couple rides homes on bike after wedding in Rivers

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New couple rides on bike home after wedding in Rivers

A newly married couple are the talk of the town in Bonny Island, Rivers State yesterday after the groom and bride rode home on a bike, just after their wedding.

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New couple rides on bike home after wedding in Rivers

The happy couple could be seen exuding so much joy on their special day, especially the bride who looked extremely delighted to be riding with her husband home.

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A twitter user who posted the photos on social media wrote:

This couple got married over the weekend in Bonny Island, Rivers State and the husband drove his wife home afterwards.I love how happy the bride seems and how proud the husband looks.May God bless their union…The marriage starts after the wedding.Simplicity does it best.

This couple got married over the weekend in Bonny Island, Rivers State and the husband drove his wife home afterwards.

I love how happy the bride seems and how proud the husband looks.

May God bless their union…🙏

The marriage starts after the wedding.

Simplicity does it best.

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How men deny wives in Ebonyi hospital to avoid payment of bills – CMD Ogah

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The Chief Medical Director, CMD, Alex Ekweme Federal Teaching Hospital, AE-FTHA, Dr. Emeka Ogah at the weekend said that high rate of poverty in Ebonyi State has made many men to deny their wives while in hospital in the state.

Ogah made this known while addressing political stakeholders of the state during the official launch of a PET Project of the wife of Ebonyi governor, Mrs Rechael Umahi, in Abakaliki.

According to him, “The wife of the governor has done well and has provided succour to many women in the state. We that are working in the hospital can testify that before now, a greater number of women will come with obstructed labour, and they will not come with any wrapper, or any cloth for the unborn child.

“There are situations where a woman will come with somebody who is and should to be the husband but will deny that the man is her husband. This is because of poverty. This is because the man has threatened her never to say or agree that he is the husband,” he said.

Ogah lamented that such attitude and actions has affected the growth of the hospital, hence many of them cannot pay their hospital bills after treatments.

He stated further that a greater number of patients stay longer than expected, thereby resulting to congestion of the hospital, adding that such situation would create no space for the new patients.

The CMD revealed further that a greater number of patients as a result of poverty had attempted to run away after treatments to avoid paying the bills.

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