Minister Of Education, Adamu Blames Previous Govts For ASUU Strike

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 2,746 total views,  2 views today The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has blamed a previous administration for the continuous strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Although Adamu was not specific on which administration he was referring to, he said that that government shouldn’t have entered into an agreement with ASUU to pay them N1.3trilion when it knew it couldn’t pay it. He said this while answering a question asked him by a Corp Member on the persistent ASUU strike, during a Town Hall meeting on security issues tagged…

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Court Sets Aside Conviction Of EFCC Boss For Contempt

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 412 total views,  27 views today The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has set aside the contempt proceedings and all the orders of conviction for contempt against the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa. Justice Chizoba Oji set aside the proceedings on Thursday after hearing an application brought by the EFCC Chairman. The application was brought pursuant to Section 6(6) (a) and Section 36(1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), Section 91 of the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, Cap…

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50 Cent To Produce Series On Hushpuppi

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 81 total views,  4 views today Curtis James Jackson III, American rapper and producer popularly known as 50 Cent, has announced plans to release a movie series based on notorious Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abass. Best known as Hushpuppi, Abass was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates in June 2020, for defrauding over 1.9 million people, majority of whom were Americans. He was afterwards extradited to the United States for trial on July 3, the same year. As earlier reported by The PUNCH, a United States District Court sitting at the…

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Yorubas Are Very Friendly, Hospitable – Idimogu

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 597 total views,  43 views today Hon. (Dr.) Jude Chukwuemeka Idimogu, member representing Oshodi/Isolo constituency ll at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has described the Yoruba people as very friendly and hospitable. Idimogu, who made the remark over the weekend during the Abundance Stakeholder’s meeting for Asiwaju, where he enjoined Igbo people resident in the state to take advantage of the enabling environment of peace to showcase their skills in various fields. “For us as Ndigbo, Lagos is our second home because the Yoruba nation is dominated by very friendly and…

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King Charles Escapes Being Hit With Eggs

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 196 total views,  12 views today King Charles III and his wife Queen Consort Camilla narrowly avoided being hit with eggs thrown at them during a visit to northern England on Wednesday, British media footage showed. The 73-year-old monarch and Camilla, 75, appeared to be targeted with three eggs which landed near them during a walkabout in York, before they were ushered away by minders. A man was heard shouting “this country was built on the blood of slaves” and “not my king” before he was detained by several police officers as…

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Elder Statesmen Describe Peter Obi As The Moses Of Our Time At An Event In Lagos

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 364 total views,  14 views today By John Obot Highly revered Elder Statesmen from both lgbo and Yoruba socio – political Organizations, Alaigbo Development Foundation, ADF and the Afenifere, have converged on Lagos to recommend and endorse the candidacy of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Gregory Obi through a Book Launch in his honour. The 157 pages Book entitled “The Challenges of Good Governance and Leadership in Nigeria” – the PETER OBI Factor: written by a number of concerned persons who share the same ideals of the Man,…

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My Interest In Liberating Women Borne Out Of Compassion For Humanity-Princess Egbeyemi

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 806 total views,  27 views today Peterclaver Egbochue The Guest Speaker at the BEST AWARDS, 2022, Princess Feyikemi Ayoola Egbeyemi, has disclosed that her interest in liberating women is borne out of compassion for humanity regardless of their gender. Princess Egbeyemi who made this submission in Lagos over the weekend while delivering a paper themed, “The Role of women in Strategic Leadership, Socio-Cultural Economy and Business Innovations: Issues and Prospects” organized by the Bussnews Media called on women to identify their strength and build on it through collaborations so as to achieve…

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Women In Mining Brainstorm In Lagos For Improvement In The Sector

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 4,221 total views,  171 views today Peterclaver Egbochue The Association of Women In Mining, (WIM) from different states gathered in Lagos state to brainstorm, advocate and campaign for appropriate policies and laws that will enhance gender parity and protect the fundamental rights of women and their children in the mining communities. It was also to raise more awareness about the involvement of women in the mining sector and how to explore the various opportunities inherent in the sector. The two days conference and exhibition had in attendance women miners from Plateau state,…

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Hushpuppi To Spend 11 Years In U.S Prison, Pay Back $1.7m

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 1,378 total views,  42 views today Disgraced Instagram sensation, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi is to spend the next 11 years in a U.S. federal prison after being convicted on multiple counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to launder millions of dollars in several online scams The notorious fraudster, who for years made a habit of showing off his exotic lifestyle on social media, was arrested in 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and flown to the United States where he was charged with the crimes. U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada submitted…

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PDP Crisis: EU Backs Governor Wike

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 771 total views,  14 views today Charles Anike In the ongoing face-off between the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu and the Presidential flag bearer of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on one end and the G-5 governors led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, the Eastern Union has said it is supporting the latter. Since the party’s Presidential primary was conducted about six months ago, there has been a running battle of wit between Governor Wike and his G-5 colleagues on one side, and the national…

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Plateau State Women In Mining Commends State Govt. For Support

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 8,704 total views,  171 views today Peterclaver Egbochue The Plateau state chapter of Women in Mining has commended the state government for supporting them 100 per cent to be able to harness their potentials. In a chat with The Claver Magazine at the two-day Women in Mining in Nigeria Gold Gemstones Conference and Exhibition organized by the Lagos State chapter, leader of the Plateau state chapter, Mrs. Mercy Ishaku Bassi, disclosed that initially, the state government was not aware of the involvement of women in the mining business but later became 100…

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Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Stop Insulting Christians In Nigeria, Ogun PFN Chairman Tells Tinubu, APC

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 2,097 total views,  42 views today The Ogun State Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Apostle (Dr) Dàvid Ahmed Otaru, has described as a great insult on the entire Christians in Nigeria, the persistent use of competency as an excuse for choosing a Muslim-Muslim ticket by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2023 presidential election. Speaking during an interview in Sagamu, Otaru urged the party and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the party to stop insulting the entire body of Christ in the North. “You need…

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No Life Lost, Vital Documents Safe, Says NYSC As Fire Guts Headquarters

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 1,905 total views,  26 views today There was a fire outbreak at the Directorate Headquarters of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Abuja. The incident according to the management had affected the 3rd floor of the six-storey building edifice which is occupied by Planning Research and Statistics as well as the General Service Department. While confirming the incident, the NYSC Spokesperson, Mr Eddy Megwa said the fire which broke out about 7:30 am on Friday 4th November 2022 has been curtailed by the FCT and Federal Fire Service Departments. According to him,…

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Withheld Salaries: Don’t Throw Varsities Back Into Crisis, Polytechnic Lecturer Warns FG

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 8,627 total views,  164 views today The polytechnic lecturers in the country have faulted the Federal Government’s position to withhold the unpaid salaries of public university lecturers now that they have suspended their eight months old industrial action and backed at work in their various campuses, saying the application of “no work, no pay policy” cannot work in the academic circle. The President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Dr Anderson Ezeibe, said this on Friday in an exclusive interview with Tribune Online while reacting to the half-October salaries payment…

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First Bank Reiterates Commitment To Funding Mining Sector

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 9,367 total views,  171 views today First Bank of Nigeria has reiterated its support to mining sector development and growth as part of efforts to diversify the nation’s economy. First Bank’s Group Head, Corporate Banking, Energy (Upstream and midstream), Temitayo Osundosumu, said this during a panel discussion at the Nigeria Mining Week in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2022 Mining Week had the theme, ‘Profiling Nigeria’s Strengths: Achievements and Focus Areas,’ held from Nov. 1 to 3. According to Osundosumu, the mining industry is a growing industry,…

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Flooding: FG Relying On Bogus Data That Contradicts Reality – Bayelsa Govt

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 1,513 total views The Bayelsa State Government has faulted the Federal Government’s claim that the state is not one of the top ten states affected by the recent flooding recorded in many parts of the country. Humanitarian affairs and disaster management minister, Sadiya Farouk, on Thursday said Jigawa was the most affected state and that Bayelsa was not in the top ten. She made the remark in reaction to  claims by elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark, who implored the Federal Government to…

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Why My Father Spent N2.2b To Rent Luxury Yacht For 60th Birthday – Dj Cuppy

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 248 total views,  4 views today A Nigerian disc jockey and producer, Florence Otedola, professionally known as DJ Cuppy, has revealed the reason her billionaire father, Femi Otedola splashed millions of pounds to rent a luxury yacht for his 60th birthday celebration. The Billionaire businessman recently stirred mixed reactions on social media after he reportedly splashed N2.2bn to rent Aristotle Onassis’ Christina O super luxury yacht that will sail for three weeks on the Mediterranean Sea. Counting down to his birthday celebration, Otedola in a post on his Instagram page, shared several…

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Labour Party National Chairman Denies Resignation Rumour

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 1,534 total views The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Julius Abure, has denied the rumours making the rounds, especially in the social media space, that he had resigned from his position as the National Chairman. Abure, whose reaction came on Friday in an interview session with a group of journalists, accused other political parties, he claimed, were envious of the monumental movement the LP had become, as being responsible for the rumours. The LP National Chairman added that the other political parties in the contest for the 2023…

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Twitter Says Layoffs To Begin Friday Via Email

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 5,300 total views Twitter said it will start laying off employees on Friday, as the new billionaire owner Elon Musk moves quickly after his big takeover to make the messaging platform financially sound. A company-wide email seen by AFP says Twitter employees will receive word via email at the start of business Friday, California time, as to what their fate is. It does not give a number but the Washington Post and New York Times reported that about half of Twitter’s 7,500 employees will be let go.  “In an effort to…

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Rights Group Writes Lagos Ministry Of Environment, Demands Clarification On Thursdays Sanitation Exercise

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 996 total views Peterclaver Egbochue Rights group, the Ambassadors for Peace and Enlightenment Foundation, AMPEF, has written to the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, demanding clarification as to those who should participate in the Thursdays Environmental Sanitation Exercise during which shop owners on the streets are also compelled by sanitation enforcement officers to close their shops until 10am. In the letter to the Commissioner of Environment dated 11th October, 2022, a copy of which obtained by our correspondent, National President of AMPEF, Comrade Saviour Iche asked the Commissioner to look into…

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INEC To Spend N355 Billion For 2023 General Elections

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 958 total views,  14 views today The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Wednesday presented a total statutory budget of N50 Billion for 2023 Fiscal year for the commission before the senate committee on INEC and Electoral Matters. The senate Committee had last year during 2022 budget consideration approved N305 billion for the conduct of the 2023 general elections as proposed by the Electoral Umpire With this INEC is expected to spend a total of N355 Billion in 2023 for conduct of 2023 General Election and the Annual Budget. The 2023 budget…

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