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Polytechnic lecturers suspend strike after 65 days
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Polytechnic lecturers suspend strike after 65 days

The Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics (ASUP) have suspended its 65-day-old strike, following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed between the Union and the Federal Government.   National Publicity Secretary of the group, Abdullahi Yalwa said the suspension of the strike will take effect from June 10.   The statement read;   “The suspension is for a period of three months to enable the government complete the execution of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed with the Union since 27th April 2021. "As part of the efforts communicated by the Federal Ministry of Education, certain items have been fulfilled like the reconstitution and inauguration of gove...
FG Receives €4.2m James Ibori loot
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FG Receives €4.2m James Ibori loot

The British Government has formally paid the £4,214,017.66 looted funds recovered from family members and associates of former Delta State Governor, James Ibori. A statement released by Umar Gwandu, spokesperson of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said that as at May 10, the naira equivalent of the looted funds has been paid into an account designated for that purpose by the Federal Government. “Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN signed Memorandum of Understanding for the repatriation of the Ibori loot on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The development, according to Malami, was a demonstration of the recognition of reputation Nigeria earns through records of managemen...
UK Government to Return £4.2m James Ibori Loot to Nigerian Government
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UK Government to Return £4.2m James Ibori Loot to Nigerian Government

The British Government has announced plans to return £4.2million funds recovered from friends and family members of convicted former Delta state governor, James Ibori. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Catriona Laing, disclosed this at a ceremony for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between both the Nigerian and UK government in Abuja today March 9. She said this was the first tranche of such planned returns. She added that what is being returned to the Nigerian government was retrieved from friends and family members of Ibori. She noted the Ibori case is complicated and the United Kingdom authorities were still working on the total actual amount involved in the case. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Mala...
“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 
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“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 

US House impeachment managers on Tuesday filed their memorandum for the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, laying out claims that he committed impeachable offenses and must be barred from running for federal office again. In the brief, the managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., argue that Trump was personally responsible for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. They say Trump incited the attack when his efforts to overturn the presidential election failed. "President Trump's responsibility for the events of January 6 is unmistakable," they write in the 80-page document, stating that his "abuse of office threatened and injured our democratic order." "His conduct endangered the life of every single member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful tr...
Otunba Subomi Balogun officially Hand over Otunba Tunwase National Paediatrics Centre to UI and UCH
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Otunba Subomi Balogun officially Hand over Otunba Tunwase National Paediatrics Centre to UI and UCH

The Founder of FCMB Group and notable philanthropist, Otunba Olasubomi Balogun (CON), has formally handed over his Otunba Tunwase National Paediatrics Centre (OTNPC), located at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, to the management of the University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital (UCH). The gesture is part of his conscious efforts towards ensuring that Nigerians, especially children, have access to world class healthcare facilities and specialised treatment services. The cost of the hospital is estimated at over N5 billion. The transfer of the hospital to UI and UCH was preceded by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which clearly states how the Centre is to be managed by the parties, on October 1, 2020 in Lagos. The formal hand over ceremony, which took place on Januar...
Court upholds sack of female guard who made Kenya Interior Cabinet Secretary queue for Security Check at the Airport
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Court upholds sack of female guard who made Kenya Interior Cabinet Secretary queue for Security Check at the Airport

A female security officer at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport who was sacked for being ''disrespectful'' to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’ , suffered a blow after her case was dismissed by the court on Tuesday, February 18. Daizy Cherogony, 38, sued the authority for firing her on grounds of misconduct, for having the CS queue for a security check like other passengers at the international entry point. On Tuesday, Justice Nzioki wa Makau dismissed Ms Daizy Cherogony’s case, saying the improper handling of Dr Matiang’i, then Education CS, was a sufficient reason for the Kenya Airports Authority to initiate disciplinary action against her. “She was heard in terms of Section 41 and her rights under Article 41(1) safeguarded. Since there was cause for the dismissa...
EKSUTH Workers to Commence Strike Monday over Sacked Colleagues
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EKSUTH Workers to Commence Strike Monday over Sacked Colleagues

Workers of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) would on Monday (January 12) commence industrial action, if the management fails to reverse the “illegal” sack of their members. About 200 workers of the hospital were last December sacked by the management, but some have been reinstated due to pressure from organised labour. Dropping the hint of industrial action in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the chairperson, Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), Comrade Omotola Farotimi, said the strike ought to have started today (Friday), but the management of the hospital has been given additional three-day grace to have a rethink over the issue. Farotimi said the management has been given the opportunity to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the labour, which she insisted mus...
Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly sues National Assembly over its ‘takeover plan’
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Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly sues National Assembly over its ‘takeover plan’

Francis Okiye, Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions.   In an originating summon and a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2019 filed by the speaker and the state assembly, the plaintiffs asked Justice Nkeonye Maha to restrain the National Assembly from going ahead with its plans pending the hearing on the matter.   The suit was instituted on July 17 against Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, the Clerk of the National Assembly (first defendant), and the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (second defendant). The state’s seventh assembly was inaugurated in controversial circumstances on June 17,...
Court Gives Saraki, Dogara Five-day Ultimatum to Explain Why they Dumped APC for PDP
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Court Gives Saraki, Dogara Five-day Ultimatum to Explain Why they Dumped APC for PDP

Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to respond to suit challenging their defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, within five days. Justice Okon Abang on Friday also directed 18 senators, 36 House of Representatives members, the Attorney General of the Federation, INEC, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun to file and serve others their papers before April 18, when the suit is set for hearing. Justice Abang, however, ruled that counsel to the Senators Mahmud Magaji (SAN) would not be allowed to file any defence to the matter before the court. The j...
Edo Govt to Sign MoU on 20th National Sports Festival
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Edo Govt to Sign MoU on 20th National Sports Festival

Godwin Obaseki The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Edo State government today on the 20th National Sports Festival to be hosted by the state. The event is slated for the Media Centre of the Abuja National Stadium at 12pm prompt. According to a statement from the office of the Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, following the award of the hosting rights to Edo State in December 2018, “it is required of the state and the Ministry to sign an agreement which will spell out the duties and obligations of both parties and advise on the composition of the Main and Local Organising  Committees.” The ministry’s team is to be led by the Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, while Edo State...
Access, Diamond Banks Sign Agreement to Merge
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Access, Diamond Banks Sign Agreement to Merge

Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc yesterday ended months of speculations over their future when they finally agreed to merge, signing a Memorandum of Agreement, which if approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), would move Access Bank, the principal partner, from number four to number two or number one in the nation’s banking hierarchy, if the current growth trajectory of Access Bank is maintained. THISDAY confirmed last night that the boards of the two banks met at about 7PM, yesterday and passed the resolutions agreeing to merge subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals. A reliable source close to the merger talks told THISDAY emphatically, “The deal is done, what is left is for the Central Bank of Nigeria to stamp its seal of appro...
ASUP Strike To Kick Off Nationwide December 12 – Official
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ASUP Strike To Kick Off Nationwide December 12 – Official

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP strike is set to kick off indefinitely across the federation from December 12. The National President of ASUP, Usman Dutse, said the federal government had failed to meet the demands of the polytechnic lecturers, Premium Times reports. ASUP strike to kick off nationwide December 12 – Official Prior to this impending strike, the union had on October 2 issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government before it extended it to November. But even then, it did not commence the strike. But Mr Dutse said the proposed strike would be “total and indefinite”. “This further emphasises the resolution of the 93rd National Executive Council meeting reached at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos last week,” he said. “Government has failed to impl...
UNILAG Set to Host University Games
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UNILAG Set to Host University Games

• Signs MOU with NUGA The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe yesterday at the institution’s Senate Chamber during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the university and the Nigerian Universities Games Association promised to host an unprecedented NUGA Games. Professor Ogundipe promised to make the 2019 NUGA Games a memorable one. “Without being immodest, I can confidently tell you that the University of Lagos is prepared to make the 2019 NUGA Games a memorable one. We believe in the ideals of NUGA and in the capacity of its sporting competitions to raise all-round graduates who are equipped for solid service to the nation and humanity. That is why we will spare no effort in our preparations. “The Local Organising Committee...
Federal Government Announces Plan To Replace ‘Black Maria’ Vehicles For The Conveyance of Prisoners with ‘Green Maria’
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Federal Government Announces Plan To Replace ‘Black Maria’ Vehicles For The Conveyance of Prisoners with ‘Green Maria’

At the Federal Executive Council meeting this week, the FG resolved to replace Black Maria vehicles for the conveyance of prisoners with Green Maria. Speaking to journalists in the State House after the weekly FEC meeting, Interior Minister, Abdulraman Danbazzau, said the council approved his memorandum to henceforth purchase Green Maria as against Black Maria. He said the decision was meant to reflect the fresh initiative not to see prisons as places of vengeance and punishment but rehabilitation centres. Dambazzau said FEC approved N1.5billion for the purchase of 116 Green Maria vehicles, adding that buying such a large number of vehicles had become necessary in view of the shortage of vehicles for prison operations at the moment. “The third aspect is the Nigerian Prisons. That al...
See The Federal Polytechnic Rated As The Best In Nigeria
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See The Federal Polytechnic Rated As The Best In Nigeria

A Nigerian polytechnic in Owerri the Imo state capital has been named as the best Polytechnic in Nigeria. Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri in Imo is the best polytechnic in Nigeria, according to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). The Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr Masa’udu Kazaure made this known in Kaduna on Thursday, at the end of the Second Regular Meeting of the NBTE Governing Board. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Modupe Adelabu. Kazaure explained that the polytechnic emerged the best after scoring 85.08 per cent in the assessment of 112 federal, state and private polytechnics in the country, in the pilot ranking of Nigerian polytechnics. He said that the exercise covered 2015/2016 and 206/2017 academ...
AG Dangote Completes Apapa-Wharf Concrete Road, Begins Street Lights Installation
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AG Dangote Completes Apapa-Wharf Concrete Road, Begins Street Lights Installation

Work on the Apapa-Wharf Concrete Road has been completed, according to a senior engineer with the AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, contractors handling the project. Apapa-Wharf Concrete Road constructed by AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd With the completion of the road, gridlock on the Apapa Road is expected to ease. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited the site on Tuesday, reports that the four-kilometre dual carriageway, built with cement, has a median, walkways and side barriers on the various sections painted in black and white. Big drainage on both sides has also been completed while street lights have also been erected on Sections one and four of the project. Interlocking stones are still being laid on about three-quarter of the service lane o...
Bank Of Industry, Export-Import Bank Of China Sign MoU On $500m Financing Support
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Bank Of Industry, Export-Import Bank Of China Sign MoU On $500m Financing Support

Abuja – The Bank of Industry (BOI), Nigeria’s leading Development Finance Institution (DFI), and the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a $500 million financing support. PRESIDENT BUHARI IS WELCOMED BY A CHINESE SCHOOL GIRL IN BEIJING. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018. Speaking on the development on Sunday, the bank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, said the partnership has an enormous job-creation potential. “This is a partnership that will provide a credit line of up to $500 million towards the establishment of modular refineries and flare gas recovery programmes in the country,’’ he said. Pitan who signed the MoU on behalf of BOI in Beijing in China said he was delighted to be part of the beginning ...
Labour Ministry Wades Into NUPENG, SEEPCO Row
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Labour Ministry Wades Into NUPENG, SEEPCO Row

ASABA- THE Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has intervened in the dispute between the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and the management of Sterling Oil Exploration and Energy Producing Company, SEEPCO, over unionization of workers, which led to strike action by the union, last week. Vanguard learned that at a meeting in Abuja, weekend, the company was directed to ensure that all third party contractors irrespective of their contract status should comply with the provision of the law on workers union deduction and remittance of check-off dues. The meeting was attended by the Director, Trade Union Services and Industrial Relations, Federal Ministry of The Labour, Mrs. O. U. Akpan, NUPENG president, Mr. Wilson Akporeha, Dr. Chris Offokansi of S...
I’m Still Running, Says Moghalu, Rejects Durotoye’s Emergence As Presidential Candidate
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I’m Still Running, Says Moghalu, Rejects Durotoye’s Emergence As Presidential Candidate

FORMER Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and Presidential aspirant of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, Kingsley Moghalu, has rejected the emergence of Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN), as the consensus presidential candidate of the umbrella platform, Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT). Professor Moghalu, has also announced that he is still firmly in the presidential race This is following Thursday’s voting process among 18 presidential aspirants under PACT who came together to elect a consensus candidate ahead of the 2019 elections. At the end of the two-staged voting process that later had only eight of the aspirants out of the 18 who participated, Fela Durotoye of ANN emerged consensus candidate of PACT. However, just befo...
ASUU Threatens Showdown Over LAUTECH Crisis
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ASUU Threatens Showdown Over LAUTECH Crisis

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos zone has threatened a showdown with the management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso over the lingering crisis in the institution. The ASUU Lagos zone, which comprises public Universities in South Western states, said the union should not be held responsible for any eventual protracted crisis in LAUTECH if the two-owner states fail to address the issues. LAUTECH which was jointly owned and run by two states; Oyo and Osun is facing some challenges such as rapidly decaying infrastructure, non- payment of EAA, accumulated arrears of salaries and promotions as well as an increase in tuition fees. While addressing a press conference at the Union Secretariat at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Coord...
2019: NYSC sign MOU with INEC
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2019: NYSC sign MOU with INEC

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the Independent National Electoral Commission. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure spoke in Jalingo on Friday, when he paid a working visit to 2018 Batch B corps members posted to Taraba state for the three weeks orientation course. He said” since corps members would be used as ad-hoc staff during the 2019 general elections, we have signed an MOU with INEC guaranteeing their safety among other things. “We are also in constant talks with all security agencies and they have assured us of the safety of our corps members.” Kazaure expressed optimism that the monthly allowance of corps members would be reviewed up ward soon, to enhance their well being during ...
Katsina Refinery To Cost $2 Billion, Ready In 3 Years
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Katsina Refinery To Cost $2 Billion, Ready In 3 Years

The private sector-driven Niger Republic facilitated approved petroleum refinery in Mashi in Kastina State would cost $2 billion (N724,720,000,000.00), according to a report by The Nation. The planned refinery would have the capacity to produce 150, 000 barrels per day when fully completed in 2021. Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, and the Nigerien Minister of Energy, Foumakaye Gado, had on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the construction of the refinery. “However, presently, we have mentally structured our minds for a three-year period to finish the work on the refinery but that depends on what we find during the technical studies,’’ Kachikwu said. According to the minister, there is pot...
Hijab Saga: Muslim Group Submits Memorandum To House Of Reps
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Hijab Saga: Muslim Group Submits Memorandum To House Of Reps

The Muslim rights concern group has submitted a memorandum to the Federal house of Representatives concerning the ‘injustice’ meted out to a Muslim student, Firdaus Amasa. Amasa made headlines late last year after she refused to remove her hijab in order to be called to bar. Below is a statement made available to PoliticsNGR from MURIC, signed by its leader, Prof. Ishaq Akintola; The Committee on Judiciary and Justice of the House of Representatives was mandated on Wednesday 20th December, 2017 to investigate the circumstances surrounding Law School hijabgate. A law graduate of the University of Ilorin, AbdulSalaam Firdaus Amasa, was barred from ‘call to bar’ by the Nigerian Law School. The committee was given two weeks for the assignment. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has since d...
Nigeria, Ghana To Sign MoU On Cabotage, Capacity Building
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Nigeria, Ghana To Sign MoU On Cabotage, Capacity Building

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to support the Ghana Maritime Authority on Cabotage implementation, enforcement processes and capacity building. The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said this when he received the Director-General of GMA, Kwame Owusu, who visited him at the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos. According to a statement by NIMASA on Friday in Lagos, areas being considered in the MoU are: regular knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer; capacity building initiatives; and Cabotage implementation/Enforcement processes. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Coastal and Inland Shipping Act, otherwise known as the Cabotage Act, was enacted in 2003. The Act was enacted to restrict the us...
Unilorin, ABUAD To Develop Medicinal Rice
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Unilorin, ABUAD To Develop Medicinal Rice

Scientists at the University of Ilorin and their counterparts at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), are finalising arrangements to develop an improved rice variety with medicinal potentials against cancer. A report in the University of Ilorin Bulletin on Monday stated that this was the outcome of the collaboration between the two institutions for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Feb. 2. According to the report, the N50 million project would be carried out over a four-year period and expected to be funded from the National Research Fund of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET-Fund). It said that the project was aimed at enhancing the well-being of rice farmers and improving the health conditions of consumers in the country. “The main research co...

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