ASUU threatens strike over 2017 agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the federal government fails to implement the 2017 FGN/ASUU agreement. Lawan Abubakar, the Bauchi Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, at a news conference on Thursday in Jos, expressed surprise that the federal government has yet to implement the various agreements[...]

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OsunRerun: US, EU, UK observers speak on governorship election rerun

The election observation team of the U.S., EU and UK have given their initial observation on the conduct of the rerun governorship election in Osun State. The observers gave their stance while addressing journalists in Osogbo in an interview televised by the TVC television station. A member of the observer team, who spoke on behalf[...]

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BREAKING: APC Disqualifies Shittu From Oyo Gov Race Over NYSC Scandal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, from the race for the party’s governorship ticket in Oyo State. APC’s governorship aspirant screening committee initially cleared Shittu despite the emergence of evidence he did not undergo the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) — same offence for which Kemi Adeosun had[...]

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FG declares October 1 public holiday

The federal government has declared Monday, October 1 as public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary. It made the declaration in a statement issued by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Thursday in Abuja. The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Umar. Mr Dambazau, who congratulated[...]

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Orji Kalu’s N7.6bn fraud trial adjourned indefinitely

Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, September 27 adjourned sine die the trial of a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, over his alleged involvement in a N7.6 billion fraud. Mr Kalu is standing trial alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogo, and a company,[...]

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Gov. Ortom inaugurates 13 Special Advisers

Governor Samuel Ortom swore in 13 Special Advisers with a charge on them to make positive impact on the lives of Benue State citizens in the discharge of their duties. The swearing in took place on Thursday in Makurdi, the state capital. Mr Ortom enjoined the advisers to be guided by the core values of[...]

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Accountant-General says Strike may delay September salaries

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alh Ahmed Idris, on Thursday called on the Nigerian Labour Congress to shelve it’s warning strike in order to allow the office complete the process of payment of salaries of civil servants. Idris who said this in a statement issued in Abuja noted that the industrial action had led to[...]

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Hong Kong Billionaire Offers ‘Nobel Prizes’ With Double the Money

Billionaire Lui Che Woo seeks to promote ‘world civilization’ Winners for positive energy, sustainability get $2.6 million After amassing a $15 billion fortune from casinos, Lui Che Woo wants to turn vice into virtue. While Elon Musk is trying to get humans to Mars and Li Ka-shing joined Bill Gates to battle infant malnutrition, Lui, who[...]

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19 firms line up to acquire Afam power, Yola DISCo

About 19 companies have indicated interest to acquire Afam Power Company and Yola Power Distribution Company (YPDC) recently put up for sale by the federal government. The Bureau of Pubic Enterprises (BPE) spokesperson, Amina Tukur, said at the close of the submission of bids for the Expression of Interest (EOIs) for the two power companies,[...]

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Adultery Is No Longer a Crime in India, India’s Supreme Court rules

India’s highest court has struck down a century-old law that made adultery a criminal offense, the BBC reports. In a unanimous ruling, the judges declared extramarital sex can no longer serve as grounds for arrest, although it remains a cause for divorce. According to the 158-year-old colonial-era law, a man who has sex with a[...]

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Nollywood actor Jim Iyke to launch “Mr Taxi

Ace Nollywood actor Jim Iyke is set to launch a taxi service that will begin operations in the South-Eastern states of Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Abia, and Ebonyi respectively. Iyke, turned 42 on Tuesday, disclosed this on his Instagram Page, indicating that the taxi platform will be formally launch on October 5. The Nollywood star who[...]

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Three Nigerian universities ranked among World’s best

Three universities in Nigeria – Covenant University, University of Ibadan, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka – have been included in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The list, launched on Wednesday at Times Higher Education’s World Academic Summit at the National University of Singapore, featured 86 countries, up from 81. Covenant University[...]

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Just in : Adeleke rejects results of rerun election, alleges supporters of the PDP were being denied access to ballot papers

The PDP gubernatorial aspirant in the rerun election, senator Adeleke has said he rejects the poll results in the rerun election in Osu state,  in a statement issued on his behalf by the spokesperson for the Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Mr Olawale Rasheed. The PDP candidate vowed to seek legal redress in court, saying the exercise was brazenly[...]

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DMO: Domestic debt servicing fell by N346bn in Q2

The domestic debt servicing by the Federal Government fell by N364 billion in the second quarter of 2018, a document on the website of the Debt Management Office (DMO) has shown. The document showed that government spent about N297,37bn on servicing domestic loans between the months of April and June 2018 while it spent about[...]

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FG mulls establishment of financial institution for medical treatments

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in New York hinted of plans by the federal government to establish a financial institution dedicated to providing finance solely for medical treatments. President Buhari dropped the hint while addressing a high level meeting in New York on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly,[...]

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Air Peace relaunches Asaba route October 8, adds Abuja to service

Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace has unveiled plans to restart its daily Lagos-Asaba-Lagos flight operations on eighth of October. The airline, which pulled out of the route more than two years ago due to safety concerns with respect to the runway of the Asaba Airport, said it would also add Abuja-Asaba-Abuja flights to the service

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Fani-Kayode describes Omisore’s decision as shameful

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has berated the decision of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Iyiola Omisore, to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun governorship rerun election scheduled for Thursday. In a statement made available on Wednesday,[...]

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200 Houses Submerged, Many Homeless As Flood Wreaks Havoc In Ilorin

200 houses were submerged and many people were rendered homeless following, the flooding incident that occurred in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Wednesday.. The most affected areas are Aduralere and lsale Koko communities in Ilorin East Local Government Area. The victims are now taking refuge in churches, mosques, and with neighbours. A victim, Abdurasheed[...]

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Delta Assembly Suspends Former Speaker Over Embezzlement

Delta State House of Assembly has slammed its former speaker, Monday Igbuya, with three months suspension over alleged financial embezzlement while in office. During plenary in May 2017, 22 out of the 29 members of the Delta State House of Assembly voted to impeach the speaker, Monday Igbuya and immediately replaced him with the member[...]

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