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No hope in sight to ending strike – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says there is no hope in sight to suspend its lingering strike due to alleged lack of commitment by the Federal Government Prof. Theophilus Lagi, the ASUU, Abuja Zonal Coordinator, disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday at Gwagwalada, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that …
The Sun Nigeria.

Absence of lawyer stalls case of Ekekwe crippled by SARS 

Romanus Okoye The case of a telephone accessories dealer, Ndukwe Ekekwe stalled yesterday because the lawyer representing the police was ill and could not be at the sitting. Ekekwe who managed to withhold tears complained bitterly about police absence. He said he does not stay in Air Conditioner as it affects his health and that …
The Sun Nigeria.


TSA collection hits N19tr as FG signs MoU with Gambia

 Uche Usim, Abuja   The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has described the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) as a huge success, revealing that gross collection between August 2015 and February this year stands at N19 trillion. She also noted that initiative saves the Federal Government over N45 …
The Sun Nigeria.

OML 29: Crack in Opu- Nembe as community leaders back AITEO

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa   There is a major crack in Opu Nembe community (Nembe- Bassambiri) in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State as a set of community leaders have distanced themselves from the quit notice served on AITEO Eastern Exploration and Production Limited over the operations of Oil Mining License (OML) 29. The Council of …
The Sun Nigeria.

Breaking: I won’t allow a repeat of #EndSARS protests – Buhari

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday told the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) that he will not allow a repeat of the recent #EndSARS protests that led to the destruction of properties in the country.  The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, made this disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents on …
The Sun Nigeria.

USAID commends Kebbi Govt. for improving primary healthcare

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has commended the Kebbi Government for its 82 per cent improvement in primary healthcare in 2019 from 54 per cent in 2012. The Director, USAID Mission Abuja, Mrs Anne Patterson, gave the commendation in a virtual address to the 2020 First USAID/Kebbi State Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) review meeting …
The Sun Nigeria.

Nigeria’s gas fiscal provisions will be one of the best in Africa – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said in Lagos on Tuesday that the fiscal provisions for gas business in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would  be one of the most attractive in Africa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo made the declaration at the opening of the 38th Annual International Conference of the National Association of Petroleum …
The Sun Nigeria.


Court dissolves 21 year-old marriage over indebtedness, frequent battery

A Customary Court sitting at Mapo in Ibadan, on Tuesday dissolved a 21 year-old marriage between one Omotayo Ayodele and estranged husband, Isaac for plunging her into indebtedness and incessant battery. Delivering judgment, the President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade held that Isaac could not justify the reason why the marriage should not be …
The Sun Nigeria.

Tuberculosis: Stakeholders advocate strengthening community involvement in TB response

Some stakeholders on Tuesday said there was need for integrated community systems strengthening for effective Tuberculosis (TB) response in Nigeria. The stakeholders made the call at virtual Civil Society Accountability Forum 2020 TB Pre-Conference. The meeting had its theme as: “ Integrating Community Systems Strengthening for Effective HIV, TB, Malaria and COVID-19 Response in Nigeria’’. …
The Sun Nigeria.

Austria starts second lockdown as hospitals brace for COVID-19 peak

 Most shops in Austria remained shuttered, a curfew came into force and many people switched to remote working on Tuesday as the country went into a new COVID-19 lockdown phase that will last for around three weeks until Dec. 6. Following weeks of steeply rising novel coronavirus infection numbers, the government announced the new measures …
The Sun Nigeria.

JUST IN: I won’t allow a repeat of #EndSARS protests – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not allow a repeat of the #EndSARS protests that rocked the country in October. At a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) on Tuesday, he said “relevant stakeholders”, including the youth, will be carried along to forestall a repeat of the mass action which paralysed the country …

Buhari meets Buratai, Adamu, other service chiefs

  The President Muhammadu Buhari, and the nation’s security chiefs are currently meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Relevant ministers are also attending the National Security Council meeting. Security chiefs in attendance include the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral …

#EndSARS: Court grants bail to Eromosele

  The Yaba Magistrates Court, Lagos, on Tuesday, granted bail to detained #EndSARS protester, Eromosele Adene, in the sum of N1 million. The magistrate ruled against an application filed by the policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department seeking to remand Adene for an extra 30 days. Eromosele’s lawyer, Tunde Jinadu, confirmed that his …

Seek alternative means of survival, ASUU directs members

…asks students, parents not to expect strike suspension soonest Regina Otokpa, Abuja The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja zone, has asked its members to seek alternative means of survival, as the Union was not willing to back down on its demands to the Federal Government. ASSU’s Abuja zonal coordinator, Prof. Theophilus Lagi, who …

JUST IN: FG lifts ban on Air France, KLM, Lufthansa

*Ministries working to re-open P’H, Kano, Enugu airport to int’s flights Wole Shadare The Federal Government has lifted flight bans on Air France, KLM and Lufthansa German Airlines. The three airlines can now resume flight services between Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt to Lagos according to Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, who made the announcement via his …

#EndSARS: Stop harassing youths, PDP Reps tell FG 

  Philip  Nyam, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), caucus in the House of Representatives has admonished the Federal Government on the need to handle issues arising from the recent #EndSARS protest with utmost caution and show respect for the youths, who are said to be the leaders of tomorrow. In a statement issued by …

FIFA requests better visuals for VAR offside decisions

  Technology companies have been asked to come up with better visuals around marginal offside calls by world governing body FIFA. Firms will be sent datasets of different offside incidents and asked to present solutions to FIFA’s Working Group for Innovation Excellence, reports Sky Sports. The lines used to demonstrate marginal offside calls currently often …

100 Chibok girls still missing as Zulum begins rehabilitation of school

… Gov. gifts N11m to 83 families attacked by Boko Haram   Wale Elegbede   Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has commenced the rehabilitation of Government Secondary School, Chibok, where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014. The governor was in Chibok on Monday, during which he …

‘Return to Turin and you’ll be happy’, Juve legend tells Pogba

  Struggling Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been told he ‘will be happy again’ if he returns to Juventus by Old Lady legend Claudio Marchisio. Pogba has admitted to going through the most ‘difficult period’ of his career in recent weeks, with the 27-year-old regularly left out of the Red Devils’ starting team due to his lack of …

US hate crime highest in more than a decade – FBI

  Hate crimes in the US rose to the highest level in more than a decade last year, according to an FBI report. Hate-motivated murders also rose to a record high in 2019, with 51 deaths – more than double the 2018 total, reports the BBC. Last August, 22 people were killed in a shooting …

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