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I won’t abandon my carpentry skills for academics, says corps member who built furniture for students [Photos]


A corps member, Stephen Teru, who became an internet sensation after using his carpentry skills to build classroom furniture for students at his place of primary assignment has said he would not abandon the skill as he pursues more academic qualifications.

Teru shared photos of his works on his Facebook page a few days ago and the photos have since gone viral across social media platforms as Nigerians commend him for his gesture.

He had explained in the post that he built the classroom furniture for students in two public schools in the community in Cross Rivers State where he served.

The schools are – Community Secondary School and St. Georges Primary School in Old Netim, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State.

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The University of Jos graduate, who is overwhelmed by the traction his post has gained, shared other posts on his page where he stated that he would do more for the society and said he won’t abandon his carpentry skill as he plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Zoology at his alma mater.

He wrote:

“To God be the glory! I volunteered my skill to produce desks, tables, benches and shelves for the comfort of over 80 students and pupils of the two public schools (Community Secondary School and St. Georges Primary School) in my host community -Old Netim, Akamkpa LGA. Cross River State.

“I must in a very special way appreciate the good people of the community for their support. Big thanks to my ever-supportive principal Mr Emmanuel Eni Sir, you are too much! My NYSC Inspector, Mr Ubong Effanga, thank you Sir! You’ve been a great source of motivation to us all. All my friends and colleagues, thanks for being there. My family at Jos, this is for you!”

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In another post on his Facebook on Saturday, Teru said:

“One common question I get from most of the telephone interviews was: What about your skill (carpentry), are you throwing it away for further education? My answer: No!

“In short, my dream business is to build a multi-service rendering company with nationwide network and beyond, where skilled youths can get employed to provide services in all the various vocations that there is; carpenters, tailors, metalwork (welding), laundry and dry-cleaning, car wash and maintenance, events management, photography, ICT, dish installation, electrical wiring, tiling, painting, catering, just any skill.

“I also dream of training young people in the department of their choice in our company. And for charity, I’ve not even started.”


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Girl, six, kicked out of daycare for wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt



For wearing a shirt that had “Black Lives Matter” written on it, a mother claims that her six-year-old daughter was kicked out of daycare.

Deval Brockman, from Russellville, Arkansas, said her 6-year-old daughter named Journei Brockman has been attending daycare at “His Kids Preschool” for six months.

However, she was told last Friday, June 26, she could not return.

Deval Brockman told FOX16 that her daughter’s school called her last Thursday, June 25 and an employee told her that she didn’t “like” or “agree”” with the shirt.

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The employee also asked that Brockman not send her daughter to the school wearing it again.

Brockman said she reported the complaint to state officials and she was told that her daughter could wear the shirt unless it contained profanity.

“If I’m supporting something, I’m going to wear it, my child is going to wear it, to help say that our voice needs to be heard,” Brockman said.

Journei Brockman returned to the preschool last Friday, wearing a different shirt with an image of a raised fist printed on the back, which is the Black Lives Matter symbol.

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When Deval Brockman picked her daughter up at the end of the day, she was told her daughter was no longer welcome at the school. An employee allegedly said that the shirt was encouraging racism.

“I got very upset. I’m just like are you serious? Over a T-shirt?” Brockman said.

She claimed that a school director also told her:

“I am not going to tell you how to raise your child, but you need to reevaluate how you’re parenting her.”

“It’s not political, it’s everyday life, it’s all over the news. Right is right and wrong is wrong,” Brockman said.

Patricia Brown, director of His Kids Preschool, said in a statement to FOX 16:

“We feel a childcare environment is not a place for a parent’s political views to be addressed or played out, regardless of race.”

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African native doctors hold ceremony to unleash voodoo on George Floyd’s killers (Photos/Video)



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Native doctors in Benin republic organised a ritual ceremony to get justice for George Floyd from the gods.

The ritual ceremony was held for George Floyd but the native doctors also called for justice for other black people killed unjustly in the United States, including Trayvon Martins, Michael Brown, Botham Jean, and Ahmaud Arbery.

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During the ceremony in Dahomey, Benin Republic, a portrait of George Floyd was given pride of place on the altar. Chickens and a ram were killed and the blood was sprinkled around the altar.

Also, during the ritual, George Floyd’s name was mentioned multiple times. His killers were also mentioned as a ‘voodoo hex’ was released on them.

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George Floyd: Trump mocks teargassed protesters, says it was a beautiful scene




President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has reacted to the US National Guard using tear gas to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters in Minnesota.

Trump described the use of teargas on protesters who took to the streets in response to the killing of George Floyd, a black American who died last month when a white Police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis, as a ‘beautiful scene.’

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Speaking at an event in Dallas, Texas, the president shared his views on efforts made by the Minnesota National Guard to restore order.

Trump said:

It was like a miracle. Just everything stopped. I’ll never forget the scene, it’s not supposed to be a beautiful scene but to me it was. After you watch policemen run out of a police precinct.

“And it wasn’t their fault, they wanted to do what they had to do but they weren’t allowed to do anything but they were running down the street, they weren’t allowed to do what they’re trained to do and they took over the precinct, they essentially burned it down.

“And yes there was some tear gas and probably some other things. And the crowd dispersed and they went through. ‘By the end of the evening… everything was fine and you didn’t hear about that location having problems anymore.”

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