The statement released by the head of public relations at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment Olajide Oshundun has confirmed that the Federal Government has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to Court over the current seven months strike. He stated that the decision was made after negotiations with the union failed, Also Read: Three Students Found dead in Anambra. The government wants the court to order the University Teachers back to classrooms while the issues of disputes are handled by the court. The letter which was signed by senator Chris Ngige the Minister of Labour and Employment on Friday, September 8 2022 is asking the court to determine the legality of the current strike by the Union. In addition, the government is requesting the interpretation of the entire section 18 of the LFN 2004. Other requests include the interpretation of section 43 of the trade dispute act CAP T8 LFN 2004, determine if ASUU members member are to be paid during the period of the strike. “Determine whether ASUU has the right to embark on strike over disputes as is the case in this instance by compelling the Federal Government to employ its payment platform and […]

The management of the Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu University Anambra has confirmed the death of three of it’s students. The Public Relations officer of the University Dr Harrison Madubueze, in a statement expressed shock over the incident, Also Read: ReviveOurLibrary: Benue Citizens lament Moribund State Library. “The university management received with rude shock the news of the death of three of our students. He stated that the police have started investigating the incident while assuring that details will be made public when available “However, the security operatives are investigating the matter and at the appropriate time, they will make the findings public” The student who are all females were identified as Obidiaso Chidera (200 level Political Science), Mercy (200 level Pharmacy) and Emmanuella (200 level Business Administration). The students where said to be on Campus after the school vacated on August 24th, 2022 after the second-semester examinations.

Benue State citizens have lamented and begun to trend the #ReviveOurLibrary over the deplorable condition of the state library located in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Also Read: Three Students Found dead in Anambra. Several netizens of Benue origin have taken to social media to reminisce about the good old days when the library was still in use and in good shape. According to Agagbe Kelvin, the library was instrumental in getting them prepared for West Africa Examination Council WAEC, National Examination Council, and NECO. “I remember how this library serve myself and many others preparing for WAEC and NECO examinations, with just an ID we got then,(that even enable some of us to open bank accounts as at the time) gave us access to numerous resources and text plus the most sought past questions and syllabus”. According to Kelvin, it is impossible to be called leaders and be informed if the place of research and reading is inaccessible. “Today images of this resource center is rather an eyesore, under whoever care, the state library has gone moribund, if as a state we are not reading and researching, how can we lead and be informed” He, therefore, called the attention […]

The body of the missing Director in the Ondo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Gbenga Olofingboyegun, has been recuperated by police analysts. Olofingboyegun was pronounced missing last Thursday by his relatives after he left his office in Akure, the state capital. His ravaged body was found and recognized, yesterday, in Akure, the state capital, by certain individuals through the suit he wore before he disappeared. A source let newsmen know that “his head has been cleaved off and removed; while his stomach was torn open by his attackers. His loved ones had purportedly thought that he was kidnapped and were trusting that the abductors will request a payoff installment. A family companion said “the casualty was still in the suits and tie he wore to the workplace while his breaking down body was found. “Every one of our endeavors to follow him since Thursday were unbeneficial until his decaying body was found in Saint Theresa’s Primary School next to Saint Peter’s Unity School in Akure. The state police picture producer, Funmi Odunlami, who affirmed the turn of events, said she didn’t know about the personality of the disintegrating body. That’s what odunlami said “Yesterday evening someone called to illuminate us […]

Aliyu was the National Woman Leader of the party in the then Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led National Working Committee NWC before she was appointed a minister. Following rehabilitation works at the secretariat including the recent building of a 40-seater Media Centre within the premises, security operatives at the secretariat have had the herculean task of maximizing the now limited vehicle parking spaces, with most VIPs only allowed entry with few cars in their convoys. The situation is such that vehicular entry and exit are controlled in such a such a way as to avoid collisions. Trouble however started at about 6pm when the minister, who had spent almost an hour meeting women groups at the secretariat, made to leave the secretariat. Rather than wait for the party’s security operatives to remove the barricade at the gate, one of the security personnel attached to the minister had raced to the gate to forcefully remove it. “The party’s security chief, a Deputy Superintendent of Police CSP, had asked him to wait so that the unarmed guards could lift the barricade.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied reports that he endorsed the presidential ambition of the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu, when he visited him in Abeokuta. In a statement by Obasanjo’s Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Saturday, the former president said the statements coming from those claiming to be supporters of Tinubu are unhelpful. He said the discussion during the visit was “more brotherly than political.”


Jairus Awo

Jairus Awo is a Nigeiran Muiltimedia public interest journalist. He believes in the power of the media as a catalyst to development and societal growth. You can tip him an idea on [email protected]

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