Parents of abducted Greenfield University students stage protest in Abuja (photos)

Parents of the College of Forestry Mechanisation abducted students, Afaka in Kaduna State staged a protest at the National Assembly complex, Abuja, today, May 4, demanding the timely government intervention to rescue their wards.   The frustrated parents who were joined in the protest by members of the institution’s Students Union Government SUG, chanted solidarity songs and displayed placards to express their disappointment with the way the Nigerian government has handled the abduction of their children and colleagues. They accused the government of negligence.   Human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore and Deji…

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Breaking: JAMB bans parents from UTME venues

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, has ordered all CBT Centres across the country not to allow parents/guardians into the registration hall again. A statement signed by JAMB Spokesman in Ilorin Office, Hassan Lawal, quoted  Oloyede as saying that the decision was made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded. ”The registrar said it has been discovered that the parents/guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by…

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Pregnant Teenager commits Suicide after Parents reportedly Sent her Packing

A 17-year old girl identified only as Abibatu, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State has allegedly committed suicide after her parents sent her out of the house for getting pregnant, Punch reports. A source, speaking to Punch said she was chastised by her parents on Friday. The source added. On Saturday morning, we heard that the girl was dead. We later learnt that she took mosquito killer. We also heard that her parents were angry with her because she got pregnant. She might have committed suicide because…

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