Friday, August 18, 2017
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    Parents groan as more varsities join ASUU strike

Parents groan as more varsities join ASUU strike

Parents in the university town of Nsukka have appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike, considering the setback and suffering it would cause students and their parents.Some parents, who spoke with the NAN in Nsukka on Friday, said if the strike was allowed to continue, it would alter university academic calendar and make [...]

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    Police: NBS report is misleading… we have declared total war on corruption

Police: NBS report is misleading… we have declared total war on corruption

The Nigerian police force says the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report ranking the police and judicial officers as the most corrupt government officials in the country "is entirely misleading."The NBS carried out the survey in conjunction with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).In a statement on Friday, Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, said the police had keyed into the change mantra of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Four-storey building collapses in Ilorin

PHOTOS: Four-storey building collapses in Ilorin

A four-storey building on Zulu Gambari road in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state, collapsed on Friday.At least three workers of the building said to be built as a hotel sustained injuries and have been taken to the hospital.Below are some pictures of the incident:    [...]

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    Don’t succumb to intimidation, NLC tells EFCC

Don’t succumb to intimidation, NLC tells EFCC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) not to succumb to intimidation.The NLC said this while reacting to the attack by gunmen at the head office of the commission in Abuja on Wednesday.In a statement issued on Friday, Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, condemned the attack, describing it as corruption fighting back.Wabba recalled an [...]

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    ‘One killed’ as ‘thugs’ disrupt inauguration of APC chairman in Bayelsa

‘One killed’ as ‘thugs’ disrupt inauguration of APC chairman in Bayelsa

One person has reportedly been killed at the inauguration of the acting chairman of the Bayelsa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).According to Channels, the party faithful had gathered on Friday for the commencement of the event, holding in Yenagoa, the state capital.Violence was said to have erupted when hoodlums allegedly loyal to the expelled party chairman in the [...]

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    SERAP asks Osinbajo to improve security for EFCC officials

SERAP asks Osinbajo to improve security for EFCC officials

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to direct the inspector general of police and the attorney general of the federation to beef up security for the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In a statement issued on Friday, Timothy Adewale, SERAP deputy director, said the absence of enhanced protection for the officials could [...]

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    Saraki: What we discussed with Buhari in London

Saraki: What we discussed with Buhari in London

Senate President Bukola Saraki says his London visit to President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, was a "meeting of substance".Saraki and Dogara on Thursday visited the president in the UK where he is receiving medical attention.In a series of tweets, Saraki said they discussed the virement request Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made to the national assembly [...]

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    FG asks court to send Kanu back to prison

FG asks court to send Kanu back to prison

The federal government has asked a federal high court in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).On April 25, Kanu was granted bail on health grounds.But in a motion dated August 1, Magaji Labaran of the federal ministry of justice said the IPOB leader has violated his bail conditions and threatened the [...]

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    Human rights groups demands release of Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon

Human rights groups demands release of Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon

Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders and civil society groups have demanded the release of Ahmed Abba, a Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon "for reporting Boko Haram activities".Abba, a Radio France Internationale correspondent in Cameroon, was given a ten-year jail term in April 2017 by the Cameroonian government.In a statement jointly issued on Thursday, the groups, numbering 36, condemned Abba's “unjust” [...]

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    ASUU strike may be called off within one week, says FG

ASUU strike may be called off within one week, says FG

The federal government says the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be called off “within the next one week”. Adamu Adamu, minister of education, said this on Thursday at a meeting with the senate committee on tertiary education and TETFUND in Abuja.ASUU, an umbrella body of all university lecturers in the country, is currently on [...]

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