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-Manager at the Flight Department ​of the defunct Nigeria Airways, Henry Iwelunmo, who had put in 20 years of service in the airline before it was liquidatedtold WOLE OYEBADE that aviation workers were victims of atrocities that investors and owners perpetrate in the industry.+A public school in Mississippi is to drop the name of the Civil War leader ​of the pro-slavery South and be named after the first black US president, Barack Obama, the local newspaper reported.
  
  
-How pleasing is the news of the N45b approved for payment of benefits ​to [[http://www.yohaig.ng/category/nigeria-forum/​nairaland/​|ex-workers]] of the defunct Nigeria Airways? +The move in Jackson, Mississippi,​ comes amid a national debate over a campaign ​to remove statues and other [[http://thecommonwealth.org/our-member-countries/nigeria|monuments]] to generals and leaders ​of the 1861-1865 Confederacy.
-For us, it is a welcome development,​ but we hope that the government in the future, and when things get better, will fulfill the promise it made before, and bridge the gap between what they are giving now and what was previously promised. All in all, we do appreciate government’s gesture for now because so many people have lost their lives due to inability to access medicare given the lack of funds.+
  
  
-I lost a colleague within the Nigerian Airways family in the last few weeks. This is in addition to several others we have been told have passed on. So many of us are in various stages of distress right now.[[http://​Abcnews.Go.com/​topics/​news/​nigeria.htm|go.com]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​nairabet/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​ If it is not health problemsit is accommodation problems, obligations to children and so on. Soit has not been easy at all.+The Clarion-Ledger said Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary Schoolwhose enrollment ​is 98 percent blackwill be renamed Barack Obama Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary School next year.
  
  
-And you can imagine that the last time we got paid was in 2008. The truth iswe in the airline industry have seen the state of aviation in Nigeria over the years even up till todayYou can imagine what happened to workers of the EASwho went to NICON AirwaysThe people that managed ​the airline disappeared into thin air, leaving ​the staff to face very uncertain times. Besides, over 30 airlines have over these years all fallen by the way side leaving the workers in distress. Soyou can imagine the suffering and uncertainties in the industry even up till date.+Janelle Jeffersonhead of the [[https://​www.britannica.com/​place/​Nigeria|parent-teacher]] association[[http://​Travel.nationalgeographic.com/​travel/​countries/​nigeria-guide/​|informed]] ​the [[http://​Travel.nationalgeographic.com/​travel/​countries/​nigeria-guide/​|Jackson school]] board of the plan to rename ​the school at a meeting on Tuesday evening, the newspaper said.
  
  
-You also remember Air Nigeria that came with plenty of promiseeven though its management was saturated with the same set of personalities. This still tells the story that people in the industry have been in very terrible situation from the days of the defunct Nigeria Airways.[[https://​Www.Forbes.com/​places/​nigeria/​|forbes.com]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​bet9ja/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​ Sofor me, I welcome and thank the Federal Government for the gesture.+"​Jefferson Davisalthough infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting ​the education ​of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him," Jefferson told the board.
  
  
-Since 2004 when the airline was liquidated till 2008, does it mean you were getting paid? +She said the school community ​had voted to rename the school "to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent ​with what we want our children ​to believe about themselves."
-Certainly not. The first payment ​had to do with gratuity, but there was supposed ​to be severance benefits. The union negotiated ​with the government regarding the number of years. For instance, it is either you are been paid your monthly pension or you are not. But, along the line, people preferred being paid their severance benefits. Initially, ​what was agreed on was 25 years. It later came down to 15 years and later to 10 years. But they have not been paid since 2008.[[http://​Www.unhcr.org/​en-us/​nigeria.html|unhcr.org]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​nairabet/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​ Under this circumstance,​ you could see that surviving staff members have not been fairly treated, especially by the previous governments,​ particularly the last administration.+
  
  
-At point, the last administration wanted us to vote for it in order for our entitlements and benefits to be paidBut it didn’t work out in their favour. The ministerStella Oduah, totally turned her back on us, and by extension, the government ​of the then President Goodluck Jonathan.+According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, ​civil rights advocacy groupmore than 100 public schools in the United States — primarily ​in the South — are named for Confederate icons. 
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 +A protest against the removal of a Confederate statue turned deadly ​in August when an avowed white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors in CharlottesvilleVirginiakilling a woman. 
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 +White nationalists ​and neo-Nazis had staged a rally in the city to oppose the planned removal from a public park of a statue of Confederate general Robert E.[[http://​Www.nytimes.com/​topic/​destination/​nigeria|nytimes.com]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​bet9ja/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​ Lee, the Civil War [[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​category/​nigeria-forum/​nairaland/​|commander]] ​of the Army of Northern Virginia.