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Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo
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Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo

An attack by gunmen at Assa community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, has left at least four workers of Lee Engineering Company dead. The oil workers were on their way to an oil plant Assa community when the gunmen opened fire on them, killing four and leaving many others severely wounded. National president of Congress of Ohaji Youths, Emmanuel Ugorji confirmed the incident and told Punch that some community leaders and security agents, including himself, have visited the scene. Ugorji called on government to beef up security in the area as gunmen have been terrorising the area in recent times. He said;   “The first attack by this group was attacked on Oil Serve company and second was the kidnapping of the Cluster Development Board Chairman, Go...
NANS asks FG to declare bandits as terrorists
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NANS asks FG to declare bandits as terrorists

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked the federal government to declare bandits who are kidnapping students in the northern part of the country, as terrorists. The student body which maintained that anyone with propensity to kidnap and kill the students in large number should be declared as terrosrsits to any nation, also called for increased security in schools. NANS also announced that it has resolved its factional crisis, which sprang up recently with the emergence of a splinter group, led by one Abdumajid Oyeniyi that was challenging the leadership of the national president, Sunday Asefon. Asefon who addressed journalists in Ado Ekiti, recalled meeting with prominent Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi over kidnap of school children in the Northern r...
Arewa Youths ask FG to ban BBNaija
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Arewa Youths ask FG to ban BBNaija

The Arewa Youth Advisory Forum (AYCF) has called on the Federal Government to ban TV reality show, Big Brother Naija. This year's show which is tagged ''Shine Ya Eye'' is currently ongoing. The AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima, made the call while speaking to newsmen today August 6. Describing the show as a calamity, Shettima said BBNaija should not be encouraged because it promotes "immorality."# In his words “It’s a calamity for me. I never believed in BBNaija and I don’t think it’s fair because the show is an act of immorality. Such a spectacle should not be encouraged. I have often said that this show encourages immorality and that the Nigerian government should ban it, it should not be allowed to be broadcast in our country. You see, a lot of people are watchin...
IPPIS has made us poorer – SSANU president laments
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IPPIS has made us poorer – SSANU president laments

The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Haruna Ibrahim, at the weekend, lamented, that the introduction of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by the Federal Government has made members poorer. Comrade Ibrahim, who stated this at the maiden North-East zonal executive meeting and workshop with the theme: “Team Building for Effective Service Delivery and Strategic Position for Influencing the Influencer”, held at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, declared that with the introduction of IPPIS members’ salaries had been mutilated and fractured, making them poorer now than before. He further lamented that members of the association are not only suffering but also relegated in terms of welfare...
Strike: FG Making Smooth Negotiation Difficult —ASUU
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Strike: FG Making Smooth Negotiation Difficult —ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has accused the Federal Government of frustrating efforts to resolve issues that led to the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the lecturers. The National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said this on Politics Today, a programme aired on Channels Television and monitored by our correspondent. He explained that the Federal Government has refused to take the necessary steps in addressing the strike action. According to him, the delay in adopting ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, is one of the major reasons why the strike has not been suspended. He said, “The strike is still on as a result of the FG not taking the necessary steps. We gave them two weeks to address our five points dem...
Nigerian Govt Fueling Farmers, Herders’ Crisis – Herdsmen
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Nigerian Govt Fueling Farmers, Herders’ Crisis – Herdsmen

A Fulani herdsmen’s association, Kullen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria, (KACRAN) said failure by the federal government to involve the right stakeholders in the formulation of agricultural policies and programs has incapacitated the sector to grow to it full potential in Nigeria. The Association shifted the blame to the federal government in a statement released on Monday in Damaturu by its National President, Khalil Mohammed Bello. The National President in the statement said in drafting most of the agricultural policies, government usually considered farmers as critical players while neglecting pastoralists, a situation which had for long created enmity between the two inseparable brothers. He also alleged that most Nigeria’s ...
ASUU Makes Fresh call to Government
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ASUU Makes Fresh call to Government

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on governments at all levels to give priority attention to education. Ogunyemi made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Awka. He said that since the return of democracy in Nigeria 20 years ago, successive governments had merely paid lips service to the education sector. Ogunyemi noted that as a result of this, most Nigerian universities were ordinary caricatures to what ideal universities should be. “Look at our budgets for education in the last five years at national; we have not gone beyond eight per cent such that in 2018, the sector was given seven per cent which was a far cry from what we need. “Though we say that th...
Tinubu Won’t Be President In 2023, North Retains Power After PMB – Miyetti Allah Boss, Abdullahi Bodejo
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Tinubu Won’t Be President In 2023, North Retains Power After PMB – Miyetti Allah Boss, Abdullahi Bodejo

National President, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo, has dismissed the possibility of the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. In this interview with WILLY EYA, he spoke on a number of issues and stated that power will still remain in the North after Buhari. After the 2019 general elections, the killings have started again in several parts of the North, what is the problem? I thank God that nobody is associating the current killings with herdsmen in the country unlike in the past. The killings in Zamfara State, I recall that in 2014, I was part of one committee the Inspector General of Police then, M.D Abubakar set up; we visited Nasarawa, Taraba, Plateau, Kaduna and Zamfara states. We ended the journey in ...
Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island – Expert
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Over 1, 000 Buildings Are Unfit For Human Habitation In Lagos Island – Expert

National President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), Kunle Awobodu, says there are over one thousand buildings unfit for human habitation in Lagos Island. Awobodu made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. He told NAN that BCPG had brought such distressed buildings to the notice of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) for demolition. He spoke against the backdrop of a three-storey building located at Massey Street, Ita-Faaji, Lagos Island, that collapsed on Wednesday, killing some school pupils with many others injured. NAN reports that no fewer than 45 pupils said to be on the last floor of the building were rescued from the rubble. According to him, the collapsed building was one of the many bui...
ASUU Accuse FG of deceiving Nigerians, Threaten to Boycott Meetings
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ASUU Accuse FG of deceiving Nigerians, Threaten to Boycott Meetings

ASUU has accused the Federal Government, FG of deceiving Nigerians, and further threatened to boycott meetings to end the strike which has lingered. ASUU’s National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, the union held a series of consultative meetings with the government and written series of letters with little or nothing to the effect. According to him, the meetings were to ensure that the agreements with FG were implemented. He added that this led to the strike on November 4. “Since the commencement of this strike, we have had six meetings with agents of the federal government, with no clear commitment from government to resolving the issues we presented. Government appears to have adopted ‘keep them talking’ strategy while deceiving the public that progress was being made and that partial...
Photos Of Multi-Billion Naira Ultra-Modern Deeper Life Church Auditorium Just Completed In Lagos
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Photos Of Multi-Billion Naira Ultra-Modern Deeper Life Church Auditorium Just Completed In Lagos

The new Deeper Life multi-billion naira ultra-modern church auditorium which reportedly gulped about N5 billion has been commissioned. The 30,000 capacity church located in Gbagada area of Lagos state was inaugurated on Tuesday by the General Superintendent, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi alongside Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Over 20,000 worshippers thronged the massive edifice meant to accommodate 30,000 worshippers at a single sitting to witness the ceremony. At the event were the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, WAPA, Dr.  Lola Akande; wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Feyisetan Fayose; wife of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC...
Panic As Fulani Men Storm Abuja Court To Demand Justice Over Anti-Open Grazing Law In Abuja
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Panic As Fulani Men Storm Abuja Court To Demand Justice Over Anti-Open Grazing Law In Abuja

Gistmania Report has shown that there was panic at the premises of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, when a large number of Fulani, believed to be displaced by Anti-Open Grazing law in Benue State stormed the court to register their discontent with the delay in delivery of judgement on the matter. Their arrival at the court premises as early as 8:00a.m. caused panic among court workers and other passers-by who were surprised to see such multitude of herdsmen. Led by the National President and Secretary General of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo and Saleh Alhassan respectively, the herdsmen said they were in court to demand expedite hearing of the case. Bodejo said they approached the court last year with a request that it halt the implementation of the Anti-O...
Shittu Is A Disgrace To Communication Industry – CGN
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Shittu Is A Disgrace To Communication Industry – CGN

The Computer Guild of Nigeria (CGN) on Monday berated the Minister of Communication over distribution of campaign cap during the country’s NEC meeting where they were to discuss crucial national issues. This was contained in a press statement issued and signed by the National President of the Guild, Mr. Wole Adedoyin during the guild’s January meeting in Lagos on Tuesday. Mr. Adedoyin who is also the Coordinator of Information Technology Writers Association of Nigeria (ITWAN) described Shittu’s behavior as unethical and unpatriotic. “Barrister Shittu should have his head examined. His unruly behavior during the NEC meeting shows how he handles the ministry”. “We have said it many times that Barr. Shittu is not competent and efficient to handle the ministry. The Minister should ...
Buhari Should Resign Honorably Says President Of Arewa United Consultative Forum
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Buhari Should Resign Honorably Says President Of Arewa United Consultative Forum

The incessant bloodletting allegedly by Fulani herdsmen is one issue that has engaged the attention of Nigerians for some weeks now. Alhaji Shuaibu Ado Dansudu, National President, Arewa United Consultative Forum, (AUCF), in this interview maintains that except discreet and unbiased investigations are carried out into these killings, Nigerians may not be able to get the real identities of those behind the killings. He also speaks on President Muhammadu Buhari vis-à-vis his second term ambition, former Vice President Atiku and the 2019 presidential election. It is becoming clearer that President Muhammadu Buhari is getting ready for re-election in 2019. What do you think about this? In my opinion, it is a big mistake for the President to contemplate running again. But I know Buhari ha...
Buhari Has Failed – Former Minister, Okunnu
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Buhari Has Failed – Former Minister, Okunnu

Elder statesman and former Federal Minister for Works and Housing, Alhaji Femi Okunnu, SAN, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigerians following his inability to end the killings by herdsmen in many parts of the country.   He said this while speaking with newsmen at his office in Lagos.   Okunnu, who is thee National President of Ansarud-deen Society of Nigeria, said: “I am troubled about these unnecessary killings. Let me say this, people of my generation are in the process of committing suicide when we see the way the political leadership of this country manages the country.   “When we see how the country is being handled, before we kill ourselves, some of us want to correct the mistakes which had been made. Hopefully, those in authori...
Cocoa Farmers Threaten Nationwide Strike
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Cocoa Farmers Threaten Nationwide Strike

Cocoa farmers have threatened to declare a nationwide strike over the sector's neglect.   The aggrieved farmers gave the threat under the aegis of the National Executive Council of the Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN).   In a communiqué after a meeting in Akure, they also alleged that government procured substandard agro inputs for the sector.   They expressed concern that this was happening, despite the diversification policy of the Federal Government into agriculture.   The farmers vowed to stage a mega protest across the cocoa producing states in the country, including Abuja and Lagos.   They indicted the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, alleging its neglect of the sector.   According to them, they have made severa...
Fulani Herdsmen: OPC Kicks Against Cattle Colonies In South West
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Fulani Herdsmen: OPC Kicks Against Cattle Colonies In South West

The National President, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), New Era, Comrade Razak Arogundade, has said that the group would resist any attempt by the Federal Government to establish ‘cattle colonies,’ in South-Western states. Arogundade while reacting to the proposed cattle colonies in a statement obtained by DAILY POST on Friday, condemned government’s inability to curtail the excesses of Fulani herdsmen whose continued atrocities and killing of innocent people go unchecked. He, however, declared that the generality of Yoruba men and women would resist any attempt to cede a portion of their lands to herdsmen in the name of cattle colonies. Arodundade said, “In as much as we believe in one Nigeria; we will not accept any plan by the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish ‘cattle co...
CBN, RIFAN To Crash Price Of Rice
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CBN, RIFAN To Crash Price Of Rice

The National President, Rice Farmers Association, Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, has assured Nigerians that the market prices of locally produced rice will soon crash. Goronyo said in Abuja on Wednesday that the price of a 50kg-bag of locally produced rice would plummet from N18,000 to between N6,500 and N7000 by April 2018. He said that the price-reduction plans would be achieved under a joint programme of RIFAN and the Anchor Borrowers Programme of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which would be launched in Abuja on Jan. 13, 2018. Goronyo said that 12 million rice farmers in the country would benefit from the one-year partnership, adding, however, that 300,000 rice farmers from 20 states would be supported at the beginning of the programme in January. He said that under the new initiative, the CB...
CAN, Atiku, Ugwuanyi, Others Felicitate With Christians At Christmas
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CAN, Atiku, Ugwuanyi, Others Felicitate With Christians At Christmas

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has joined prominent Nigerians, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Prince Uche Secondus and Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to felicitate with Nigerians at Christmas. National President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, expressed dissatisfaction over the hardship Nigerians are facing, noting that many could not travel for the celebration due to the current fuel scarcity, unpaid salaries and other economic factors. He however predicted that the year 2018 would bring recovery, healing and unprecedented expansion of God’s kingdom on earth. He also regretted findings by the National Bureau of Statistics few days ago, that no fewer than 3.67 million Nigerians lost their jobs in 2017 due to the ha...
Prepare For Changes In Transport Sector, LASG Tells NURTW
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Prepare For Changes In Transport Sector, LASG Tells NURTW

The Lagos State Government has advised the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to prepare for the coming changes in the state’s transportation sector. Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State, gave the advice on Wednesday during the inauguration of the new NURTW state secretariat at Agege, Lagos. Ambode, represented by the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, urged the union to key into the plan of the state government in order to be relevant to the new policy. “We support the chairman on his efforts to bring a new look to the union in Lagos State. “But development goes beyond edifice and building structures; there must be adequate preparation for new government policy on transportation by the union. “Government has no plan to leave anybody...
Health Workers’ Union To Build N1.2 Billion Hospital
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Health Workers’ Union To Build N1.2 Billion Hospital

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has performed the foundation laying ceremony of its proposed 300 bed specialist hospital estimated to cost N1.2 billion in Abuja. The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, performed the foundation laying of the 150-bed space first phase of the hospital in Dakibiyu District Abuja. Wabba commended the health workers for the investment while urging other unions to emulate it in contributing to the development of its members and the nation in general. He noted that the hospital would advance the issue of social justice as both the rich and poor would be able to access it facilities. He urged the various state chapters of MHWUN to support and replicate the projects in their various state councils. "It would provide quality healthcare to Nigeria...
Ex-Governor Sullivan Chime Wants Cancellation Of Enugu Local Govt Election
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Ex-Governor Sullivan Chime Wants Cancellation Of Enugu Local Govt Election

A former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, has called for the cancellation and rescheduling of the Saturday local government election in the state. Mr. Chime also told the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) not to contemplate announcing results arising from the exercise. The former governor made the call on Saturday night in Enugu while briefing journalists on the outcome of the exercise. He said that the call was necessary to save ENSIEC from ridiculing itself by announcing ‘fictitious results’. He said that from the events that played out across the state, it was obvious that the electoral umpire was not prepared for the election. “They should go back and do their homework. No election held today. They should reschedule the election and be more pr...
Civil Servants Shelve Strike As Fed Govt Pays Arrears
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Civil Servants Shelve Strike As Fed Govt Pays Arrears

The Association of Civil Servants of Nigeria, an affiliate of the Trade Union Congress, has shelved its planned strike following the commencement of payment of salary arrears on Tuesday by the Federal Government. The association had issued a one-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to settle outstanding payments to federal officers or risk a three-day nationwide strike. The strike was scheduled to commence on September 18 in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies throughout the country. Sources in ASCSN said that the Federal Government had commenced the payment of the outstanding arrears and allowances. The association however warned that if the payment process was scuttled, the strike would begin without further notice. ASCSN also enjoined its members in the MDAs to r...
Ex-ALGON Chief Makes Case For Effective Local Govt Administration
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Ex-ALGON Chief Makes Case For Effective Local Govt Administration

Former Deputy National President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Itiako Ikpokpo, has said the task of making local government administration effective was a collective task. Ikpokpo, who is chairman of Isoko South local government council, said in an interview with newsmen: “Today is definitely a reassuring one. I personally wish to acknowledge with great appreciation to God for His infinite mercies for the assignment and to a large extent the people I met and worked with, the lessons learned, and the memories made in my two years as Deputy National President of ALGON, they have been very warm. ‘’I’m much honored to be part of a truly outstanding national executive of the 774 with excellent regime identity. At a time the association was in near comatose, we as ...
NANS Gives Fed Govt Ultimatum To Resolve NBBF Crises
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NANS Gives Fed Govt Ultimatum To Resolve NBBF Crises

AS crisis continues to rock the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) over who its real president is, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has given the Federal Government 21 days to resolve the crisis. This was contained in the address delivered by Senior Special Assistant on Sports to the National President (NANS), Comrade Godwin Erheriene, at a media conference held in Abuja on Monday. According to Erheriene, the government could not afford to continue to watch the crisis drawing back a sport meant for the youth, despite giving over 68 per cent of their votes to President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2015 presidential poll. “Sequel to the series of press conferences we have released to the general public for the government to hear our cry pertaining to the plight of...
I Am Ready To Invest More In The Zoo – Gov. Okorocha
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I Am Ready To Invest More In The Zoo – Gov. Okorocha

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Wednesday said the state government was ready to invest more resources to develop the zoological garden in the state to international standard. Okorocha made the promise when the Association of Zoological Gardens and Parks, led by Dr Olajumoke Morenikeji, its National President, paid him a courtesy visit shortly after inspecting the state zoo. “I am ready to invest more in the zoo because not only will it promote nature, but will serve as a major tourism development in the country. “I am fully in support of your visit and Imo Government will donate land and structures if you can come up with better ideas,” he said. Okorocha urged Nigerians to go back to nature, adding that any state that was not promoting nature might end up losing the natur...
Rice Farmers, Others To Access Bill Gates $30bn Agriculture Grant
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Rice Farmers, Others To Access Bill Gates $30bn Agriculture Grant

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria says it is working to access the $30 billion agricultural grant contributed by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other donor agencies for rice production in Africa. The National President of the association, Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday, that the association had submitted a template that would qualify it for the grant. According to him, a team of experts from Geneva had met with the association on the grant, which Nigerian farmers can access as much as $600 million. He said the visit was fallout of the Green Revolution Forum tagged `New Push for Africa’s Agricultural Transformation,’ held in September 2016 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, where the fund was pledged by various agencies. He said ...
Imported Rice Could Be Dangerous – Millers
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Imported Rice Could Be Dangerous – Millers

The leadership of Rice Millers Association of Nigeria (RMAN) has alerted Nigerians on the dangers of imported rice saying that many a times, imported rice were stored in silos for as many as 10 years. Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Association in Kano, Tuesday, National President of the Association, Mr. Peter Dama, added that imported rice were preserved for these amount of time with chemicals which could be dangerous to human health. The Association appealed the Federal Government to instruct NAFDAC to undertake periodic evaluation of imported rice while asking Nigerians to revert to the consumption of locally farmed rice, describing Nigerian rice as more nutritious and healthier He, however, tasked local rice farmers in the country on the quality of their produce addin...
Nigerian Students Urge Fed Govt To Intervene In ASUU Strike
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Nigerian Students Urge Fed Govt To Intervene In ASUU Strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Federal Government to look into the plight of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to avert the indefinite strike. Chinonso Obasi, National President, NANS made the call in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday. “It is with deep pain and regret that NANS received the news of another indefinite strike by ASUU over the Federal Government’s indifference to their plight. “Nigerian students sees the break down in negotiations as a further proof that political leaders don’t care about their future. ”Consequently, we wish to call on the Federal Government to do all it can to get ASUU back to the classrooms. “The demands of ASUU are reasonable and touch on the integrity of government...
Psychologists Support FRSC’s Psycho-Emotional Test For Traffic Offenders
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Psychologists Support FRSC’s Psycho-Emotional Test For Traffic Offenders

The Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) says the decision of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to test the psychological and emotional state of traffic offenders was in order. The association’s National President-elect, Prof. Michael Ezenwa, made the endorsement when he led some members of the body to the Anambra Sector Command of FRSC in Awka. Ezenwa said the move was expedient as the psychological state of an individual was a major determinant of how he or she behaves while on the road. “Taking into account the fact that driving is a functional behaviour; it is something that requires continuous attention, therefore, somebody who is not psychologically stable is not unlikely to drive and maintain driving regulations. “The psychological imbalance is likely to distort t...
Fed Govt Determined To Improving Transportation Sector – Amaechi
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Fed Govt Determined To Improving Transportation Sector – Amaechi

The Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, said that the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari, in recognition of the transportation sector as an untapped goldmine, and in its quest to diversify the economy, is making concerted efforts towards improving the sector and making it economically viable, efficient and effective in terms of service delivery. The Minister stated this at the opening ceremony of the stakeholders’ forum on Innovations/Solutions on Road Transport Operations in Nigeria with the theme: “Transforming the Road Transport and Mass Transit Operations Private Partnership” held yesterday in Abuja. Amaechi, who was represented by the Director of Transport Planning and Coordination (TPC), Mr. Solomom Ishaya, stated that the meet...
NAS Condemns Calls For Expulsion Of Igbo From North
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NAS Condemns Calls For Expulsion Of Igbo From North

The National Association of Seadogs, on Monday, urged the Federal Government to avert an impending disaster following the threat of expulsion of the Igbo people from the northern region by a Coalition of Northern Youths. According to the group the threat must be treated with dispatch by arresting and questioning those behind the threat, It challenged security agencies to act in the same swiftness with which they have handled similar cases in the past. National President of NAS, Mr. Arthur Boje, in statement made available to newsmen, faulted the threat, saying that every Nigerian citizen was guaranteed the right under the Constitution to move freely, and to reside, acquire and own immovable property in any part of the country without molestation. While condemning the threat in ...
Quit Notice: Work Together To Resolve Differences – UN Tells Nigeria
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Quit Notice: Work Together To Resolve Differences – UN Tells Nigeria

The United Nations expressed concern with the ultimatum issued by some youths in the North. “We have to work together to resolve peacefully any concerns that different groups in the country may have,” says the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria Mr. Edward Kallon. “I am heartened by reactions of leaders from all over the country condemning this ultimatum.” The global body called for tolerance and a spirit of togetherness in transparency to address the concerns of all the citizens in a peaceful manner, urging that no one should be left behind in the quest for sustainable development. In a statement by the National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre, Oluseyi Soremekun, on Thursday, the UN urged cultural and religious leaders to play their part in guiding the yo...
Ohanaeze Youth Tells Igbo To Defend Themselves
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Ohanaeze Youth Tells Igbo To Defend Themselves

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, on Wednesday, told Igbo living in the North to prepare to defend themselves against possible attack by northerners. Addressing journalists after a meeting in Enugu, National President of the OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said the ultimatum issued to Igbo by the northern groups was a call to arms, and should be treated as such by security agencies. “Igbo resident in the North should get ready to defend themselves in the event of any provocation and attack from the Arewa youths,” Isiguzoro said. He noted that the development could lead to another civil war in the country. The Ohanaeze youth leader said, “They are at it again and this is a sad reminder of the civil war. This is how it started as a joke and before we knew it, a coordinated and si...
We Are Not At War With Igbos – Northern CSOs
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We Are Not At War With Igbos – Northern CSOs

As reactions continue to trail the ‘eviction’ ultimatum given to Igbos resident in northern Nigeria by a youth group, a Coalition of Northern Civil Society Organizations has described the directive as a mere fallacy and a mission impossible. Recall that a coalition of Northern Youth Groups tagged “The Kaduna Declaration” had given all Igbos residing in any part of Northern Nigeria three months to relocate to their places of origin. The spokesman of the group, Alhaji AbdulAziz Suleiman while briefing newsmen in Kaduna Tuesday said, “With the effective date of this declaration, which is today, Tuesday, June 06, 2017, all Igbos currently residing in any part of Northern Nigeria are hereby served notice to relocate within three months and all northerners residing in the East are advised ...
Salary Deductions: Union Not Protecting Our Interest – Benue Teachers
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Salary Deductions: Union Not Protecting Our Interest – Benue Teachers

The Benue chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), has accused the union’s National President, Mr Samuel Omaji, of “ignoring arbitrary deductions” from their salaries. Omaji, aside the national leadership position, has been the ASUSS Chairman in Benue for the past 10 years, The union members, in a protest letter signed by 106 teachers and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Makurdi, alleged that Omaji had “never kicked against the deductions”. “We have always complained to the union, and specifically to the National President, but he has always looked the other way, leaving us to our fate,” the letter stated. NAN reports that the Benue Teaching Service Board (TSB) had, over the years, been accused of series of deductions fro...
Group Faults NAF Over Silence On Alleged Alliance With Politicians
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Group Faults NAF Over Silence On Alleged Alliance With Politicians

The National Forum for Democrats has described the silence of the Nigerian Airforce over the recent report of its unholy romance with some politicians as un-golden. Reports emerged recently that following their failed plan to use the Nigerian Army to oust the current government, some politicians have now resorted to plan B. The report alleged that some politicians have reportedly bought willing Air Force officers to use attack aircraft in attacking other services of the military. 72 hours after the report hit the media, authorities of the NAF are yet to debunk or affirm the hearsay. Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, however, the National President of the group, Alhaji Gambo Danbatta, said this statement became imperative following the failure of the NAF authority to react...
“APC Running Nigeria As Muslim Organization, Marginalising Christians” – CAN
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“APC Running Nigeria As Muslim Organization, Marginalising Christians” – CAN

The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, YOWICAN, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of marginalizing Christians and running Nigeria as a Muslim organization. Rising from an emergency meeting in Abuja, on Monday, YOWICAN claimed that the Buhari-led Federal Government was executing Islamic agenda. A statement by the group’s National President, Daniel Kadzai, pointed out that the removal of Christian religious studies from primary/secondary schools, especially in the North and the alleged unequal treatment meted out to Christians in the North showed that the current government was out to kill the Christian religion. The statement reads, “The worse form of social injustice, terrorism and religious bias is to deny Christian children their right...
APC Youths Blast Bisi Akande Over Comment On Buhari’s Health
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APC Youths Blast Bisi Akande Over Comment On Buhari’s Health

The APC Youth Progressive Frontier has slammed the former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande over his recent ‘crude’ statement on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said people like Akande should be taken for psychiatric test because a sane human being would never joke with health of a sitting president. Bisi Akande had in a statement on Monday claimed that some people were "feasting" on President Buhari's poor health. The APC chieftain admitted that Buhari's illness was gradually taking a toll on the country, adding that history may repeat itself. “These are two great red flag dangers that have the potential of plunging the country into unprecedented chaos and of destabilising the gains of democracy since 1999. “The gr...
Lai Mohammed Urges TB Joshua To Remain In Nigeria
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Lai Mohammed Urges TB Joshua To Remain In Nigeria

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has urged Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) not to relocate from the country as he urged the renowned prophet to come for dialogue with the government in a means of finding lasting solutions to the various challenges the Church is experiencing in recent times. The Minister made this assertion while fielding questions from the media during his attendance at the NATOP AGM for 2017 held at the Renaissance Hotel Ikeja Lagos by Marriott today. Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua declared his intention to leave Nigeria and relocate his ministry to the nation of Israel. Going by a write up from dailypost.ng, an online news platform, T.B. Joshua was speaking at his church service on Sunday 30th April 2017. J...
Osun’s Roads, Schools Have No Parallels In Nigeria – NULGE President
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Osun’s Roads, Schools Have No Parallels In Nigeria – NULGE President

The President of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel has described the quality of roads and schools being executed by the Osun state government as unprecedented in Nigeria. He said, in terms of quality and network, the roads and schools constructed in Osun have proved to be the best in Nigeria. He commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led administration in the state for securing a better future for the state through the provision of developmental infrastructures. Comrade Khaleel made the statement after his assessment tour of some of the roads and mega-schools in the state during his visit to the state for the 2017 NULGE Week 2017. The NULGE National President said the visit of the national leadership of the Union to the state was a clear testi...
Osinbajo Not Qualified To Probe SGF —NLC
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Osinbajo Not Qualified To Probe SGF —NLC

ABUJA —The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. David Babachir Lawal and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke. This came as Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, yesterday, urged the President to purge his cabinet of corrupt elements, saying “a lot of them have one mess or the other.” Reacting to the suspension of the SGF and the D-G, NIA, General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, wondered why the Vice President should be the person to investigate criminal allegations against the SGF. He said: “Well, we think that it is something that is positive. There are those who will say that it has taken long, particularly ...
Nigerian Lecturers Are Still Using Old Methods To Teach – NACOSS President
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Nigerian Lecturers Are Still Using Old Methods To Teach – NACOSS President

Well, I strongly believe that one of the greatest challenge in Nigeria System of education,especially in the Technology world is lack of conducive environment. I always make an advocacy that, IT innovation parks should be sighted at least in each geopolitical zone. It’s well known that if you train accounting students, you build financial institutions, if you train medical personnel’s you build medical facilities and training centres , then if we see the importance of IT in Nigeria there should be need for Innovation Centres, China of today started from somewhere and Nigeria Can start from somewhere. Let there be an innovation Centre, some technologies that is new to us today are already outdated in some countries, because there’s is no supportive research centres. The curriculum need seri...
Bag Of Rice To Sell For N10, 000 In June – Aminu Goronyo
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Bag Of Rice To Sell For N10, 000 In June – Aminu Goronyo

By Gabriel Ewepu ABUJA- RICE farmers under the auspices of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, has assured Nigerians that in June 2017 a 50 kilogramme Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFANof rice bag will sell at N10, 000. This assurance was given by the National President, RIFAN, Aminu Goronyo, while speaking on the current development in the rice industry, which Goronyo disclosed that rice farmers under the association now have direct access to fertiliser. He said: “Fertiliser was a very big challenge, but today it has become a history. We have signed MoU where the fertiliser is sold N5, 500 per bag of fertiliser, and is now a government policy. We have more fertiliser in the country and go direct to the hands of the farmers and is everywhere in the country. “We have alre...
ASUU Gives Federal Government July 2017 Ultimatum
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ASUU Gives Federal Government July 2017 Ultimatum

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) wants the Federal Government to pay the outstanding arrears of its members not later than July 2017.. The National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this during a news conference at the University of Abuja yesterday where he said the Federal Government is owing academics in federal universities unpaid allowances of not less than N128 billion. “In view of this, the union rose from its NEC meeting at the Bayero University Kano observing that the particular issue of EAA cannot be meaningfully addressed unless within an agreed framework. Hence the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU resolved that all outstanding arrears of EAA should be paid not later than July 2017. “The decision of ASUU-NEC on the issue has sin...
FG Raises Panel To Probe Fanta, Sprite Content
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FG Raises Panel To Probe Fanta, Sprite Content

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole Bukola Adebayo and Ifeanyi Onuba The Minister of Health, Prof . Isaac Adewole , has set up a panel of experts to investigate the controversies surrounding the level of benzoic and ascorbic acid in the soft drinks being produced by the Nigerian Bottling Company . Adewole , in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Thursday , assured Nigerians that the Federal Government had convened a group of experts, including food scientists and nutritionists, to access the safety of preservatives being added to the beverages . According to him, he will also meet with officials of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. He said , “ A group of experts have been convened to immediately investigate and submit a report . I have also reques...
Buhari: Forces In APC, PDP Trying To Remove President – Northern Group
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Buhari: Forces In APC, PDP Trying To Remove President – Northern Group

The Northern Patriotic Assembly on Monday raised an alarm over what it described as plot by some powerful individuals in the two major political parties to undermine the presidency and stability of the nation. It said the forces were exploiting President Muhammadu Buhari’s health saga through propaganda, with the sole target of removing him from office. National President of the group, Hon Terrence Kwuanu, in a statement recalled that Buhari, in keeping with the constitution, wrote to the National Assembly that he was proceeding on a medical leave, adding that the President further communicated that he had to stay back upon the advice of his doctors. Kwuanu said since the first letter announcing President Buhari’s holiday, certain individuals had been trying to make him look incap...
Association Talks On Death Of Royhill Edozie; CEO Most Beautiful Girl In Lagos
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Association Talks On Death Of Royhill Edozie; CEO Most Beautiful Girl In Lagos

• We deeply regret the death of our colleague in the Industry who passed away on the 30th January, after a brief illness, we extend our heartfelt condolence to the family, friends, fans, models and the brand Beauty Queens. • The executives and Members of the Association of Beauty Pageant And Fashion Exhibition Organisers will pay their last respect to Royhill Edozie at his home time for the burial ceremony and final interment. • As a registered member of the association, Most Beautiful Girl In Lagos Pageant continues with the reigning winners still in Office as the dream of the late CEO will not die. The 2017 edition will still hold or possibly suspended for the respect of the dead. •ABPFEON‎ Will support and be fully involved in the hosting of Most Beautiful Girl In Lagos and Lag...

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