Friday, March 24, 2017

25-year-old Nigerian drug peddler nabbed in India with 53 grams of cocaine

A 25-year-old Nigerian national was arrested on Thursday, March 23, in Hyderabad, India on the charge of drug peddling after 53 grams of cocaine was found on him. 

The accused, Ugochukwu Godpower, was nabbed from Banjara Hills area in the city during a joint operation while he was on his way to deliver cocaine to customers. 

During the interrogation, Ugochukwu revealed that he used to purchase cocaine for Rs 3,000 per gram from another accused Davis Chris Richard Mueller, a native of Kenya (who is absconding) and sold it for Rs 5,000-Rs 6,000 per gram to the customers at different locations in the city, police said.

In November last year, he had been arrested along with four others by Golconda Police in a similar case and was sent to judicial remand. However, after his release from jail in December, he had again started peddling drugs, police said.

Further probe is being carried out to unearth the network of local and foreign drug dealers, police said.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Why Has NYSC Members Not Been Paid Their December 2016 Allowance ?

In the Nigeria economy, it is widely known that corpers are known to enjoy price cuts in the cost of goods, services and even transportation.
The acts of goodwill by fellow Nigerians are well received and helps make the scheme more bearable for the corp members.Even with these benefits most corpers barely get by in the month.
However, the system described hinges on the government paying their monthly allowances(allawee) on time which they have done up till now. The Yoruba parlance that says,"the sweat of a labourer must not dry before he is paid."
That is not the case this time for some 2016/2017 Batch A corp members who, until now have not received their December allawee. Majority of them are in a state of topsy-turvy. What 's worse is that some of their collegues have been paid. This action by the authorities has led to a series of unanswered questions. What criteria were used in selecting those to pay ?  Are the paid few more efficient and effective than their colleagues ?  These and many more lingers in the minds of the corp members that are yet to be paid.
There's no gainsaying that the inability of the NYSC to pay corpers has taken a toll  on them. Or what use are price cuts when you have no money ? You hear cases of corpers not being able to transport themselves to their PPA or their CDS locations. For some, even feeding has become an issue.
Don't take our word for it;  what do corpers have to say for themselves having heard all these, we implore the appropriate authority to see to it that something is done as quickly as humanly possible. If this sitauation is left unattended to ...............

Monday, January 9, 2017

Defination of a Corper

Defination of a Corper.

A corper is a person who has completed or Finished his/her undergraduate programme, be it a degree programme or a Higher National Diploma, a bid to acquire basic life Experiences like social living,educational aspect, which includes the acquuisition of technical skills cultural knowledge and in a nutshell, upgrading him/herself mentally,getting transformed from the ordinary form of life to an advanced one having developed him/herself systematically.

Inaddition, he/she when called to service by the NYSC board, undergoes certain processes of physical training which is given in by qualified teachers in his three weeks stay at the NYSC camp. These are some aspects of military training which includes

  • Parade
  • Lateness to bed and early rising
  • Proportionate diet
  • Rope walk, and other Man'O war drills
  • Cooking competition,dance,drama,football/volleyball matches
  • Camp fire night, etc.
These three weeks affords him the opportunity to meet different Kinds of persons, (fellow gradautes) and others from all over Nigeria , interacting with them, learning and knowing their various cultural values and social characteristics.

A corper is said to be "good to go", having been equiped and fitty trained to intelligently handled life's issues during and after service basd on the structure set by NYSc

Who is a corper

Who is a Corper?
A corper is a gradaute
A gradaute is an educated person
An educated person is refined
A refined person is thoughtful
A thoughtful person is wise
A wise person speaks less and listens more
And never gives others a reason to resprone him
The word corper is derived from corp which is the short form of corpoaral.
A corporal is a non-commissioned Army or Air Force officer, ranking next below sergeant.
A youth corper is one who conferred such an office by the federal Government of Nigeria, for the duration of one year, whose duty is to help repair the damages done on Nigeria after the civil war.
He, having undergo series  of rigorous mental training therefore looked up to by the common Nigeria as a supervisor as well as a leader.
He is therefore expected to show forth good examples, exhibiting skillfulnees, tact and general Discipline in whatever he does, both in word and in action.
A youth corper is humble but not timid he responds to issues and not react, he is a builder, he is bent on carrying others along and showing them the rightway. He is shamed by any form of indiscipline both in words and in deeds because he has an image to protect. The image of Nigeria Corpers. W

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The arrival of 2016/2017 Batch B corp members.

On that sunny day of 14th December 2016, the batch A corp members of Ogbolomambiri, Nembe City were full of excitement and zest in anticipation for the arrival of the new Batch B stream 1 Corp member who were to arrive from camp.
This triggered a series of activities which included a general sanitation, held on the day before, the preparation of delicious meals by the welfare coordinator with the help of few volunteers, on that day, and the setting in order of the pavilion A. K. A common room, with  sound system put in place, by the Director of Social ,corper Beejay.
The D. O. S Contacted the C. L. O ,corper W. Amonigha  from time to time and returned the feedback to the house as to how close she had approached with the New Corp members.The band was ready as the Batch A Corp members warmed up to go enmass to welcome the 'Otondos' as new corp members are usually addressed.
Shortly afterwards, the P. R. O sounded the time at which corp members were expected to move. At about 4:30pm, Batch A corp members in 1/7, that is NYsc cap on mufty, moved into action. Drumming, singing and dancing,  they all headed to the journey wearied New Corp members had already alighted , carried their luggage and danced back to the Corpers lodge.
Meanwhile, the chief whip of the Bassambiri Corpers lodge had come to take those who were posted to Bassambiri along.
Refreshments followed the introduction of corp members as they awaited to be officially signed into the Ogbolomambiri corpers lodge.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Duty of A Corper.

Golden rays of the eastern sunlight Brushes through my half awakened face with soft caresses of warmness
It is yet another dawn in Nembe city
The kitchens are warming up again pans and spoons collide in oneness footfall ascend and descend the walkways
In a bid to break the long night fast
The crowing of the cock is long forgotten
The blowing of the bugle and whistles as well
But the school bell would never hesitate to ring
Tick, tick says the clock, compatriots be on the watch
And soon the assemblies Nexted by classes
In nurture of the young the rising stars
whips lashing and voices echoing instructions
It is the duty we are called for
The duty of a corper.

           By corper Priscilla Okochi

Friday, October 21, 2016


Although it is blinding on every corps member to render his /her selfless service in any past of the country where he is posted, Relocation can be granted if one fits into or meets the following requirements.
  •    The corps member must be either married or pregnant and she must present her marriage certificate.
  •         Relocation is granted if a corps member has a serious health condition which requires regular check –up.

NOTE: The corps member must present a valid medical report issued by a state or Teaching Hospital from his/her state of origin that is endorsed by a medical Doctor.
Furthermore it is more reassuring to know that NYSC is easily granted within four to six months of your reporting to your place of primary Assignment (PPA) owning  to the fact that NYSC tend to pay more attention on the upcoming next batch ‘s PPAs and welfare than of those who are already serving.

So with the above listed criteria there is nothing to worry about. If the initial application for relocation was not granted you can try a second time and by God’s grace it will work.