Minister Of Education, Adamu Blames Previous Govts For ASUU Strike

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 2,824 total views 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 ‘Engaging the…

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Hijab Verdict: MSSNLagos Recommends Sack, Jail For Defaulters

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 4 total views,  4 views today The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit has encouraged its members to be courageous to wear the hijab to schools despite the pockets of harassment and victimisation experienced in a few schools. The Amirah (female president) of MSSNLagos, Azeezah Gidigbih, said this in her 2023 World Hijab Day address, adding that government should sack and prosecute any defaulting teacher or principal. The World Hijab Day is marked globally on February 1st to celebrate women wearing hijab and discourage discrimination. She explained that the…

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Emefiele Has Hidden Agenda, Policies Questionable — Fani-Kayode

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 6 total views,  6 views today A Spokesperson for the Tinubu-Shettima Campaign Council, Femi Fani-Kayode has accused the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele of nursing a hidden agenda with the introduction of the naira redesign policy. The former minister made this known on Channels Television’s special election programme, The 2023 Verdict, on Wednesday. According to Fani-Kayode, Emefiele’s policies are questionable, adding that it is an attempt to “create chaos in this country for everybody and to pave the way for something that is completely different”. “This is…

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CBN Directs Commercial Banks To Start Payment Of New Notes Over Counter

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 263 total views,  263 views today In a bid to ameliorate the plight of Nigerians who are finding it hard to get the redesigned currency, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed commercial banks to begin payment of the new notes to customers over the counter. This was contained in a statement signed by the Bank’s Director, Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi on Thursday. “In line with this resolve, the Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has directed deposit money banks (DMBs) to commence the payment of the redesigned Naira notes over the counter,…

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UK’s Teachers, Civil Servants Join Mass Strike On ‘Walkout Wednesday’

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 189 total views,  167 views today Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, and train drivers walked out over pay in the largest coordinated strike action for a decade on Wednesday, with unions threatening more disruption as the government digs its heels in over pay demands. The mass walkouts across the country shut schools, halted most rail services, and forced the military to be put on standby to help with border checks on a day dubbed “Walkout Wednesday”. According to unions, as many as 300,000 teachers took part, the biggest…

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Boeing’s 747, The Original Jumbo Jet, Prepares For Final Send-Off

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 4,798 total views,  2,218 views today Boeing’s (BA.N) 747, the original and arguably most aesthetic “Jumbo Jet”, revolutionized air travel only to see its more than five-decade reign as “Queen of the Skies” ended by more efficient twinjet planes. The last commercial Boeing jumbo will be delivered to Atlas Air (AAWW.O) in the surviving freighter version on Tuesday, 53 years after the 747’s instantly recognizable humped silhouette grabbed global attention as a Pan Am passenger jet. “On the ground it’s stately, it’s imposing,” said Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of Iron Maiden…

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Putin Threatened To Blow Me Up With Missile, Says Boris Johnson

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 311 total views,  167 views today President Vladimir Putin threatened to personally target Boris Johnson with a missile attack just before ordering Russian forces into Ukraine, the former UK prime minister has claimed. The apparent threat came in a phone call just ahead of the invasion on February 24, according to a new BBC documentary to be broadcast on Monday. Johnson and other Western leaders had been hurrying to Kyiv to show support for Ukraine and try to deter a Russian attack. “He sort of threatened me at one point and said,…

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Putin Threatened To Blow Me Up With Missile, Says Boris Johnson

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 313 total views,  166 views today President Vladimir Putin threatened to personally target Boris Johnson with a missile attack just before ordering Russian forces into Ukraine, the former UK prime minister has claimed. The apparent threat came in a phone call just ahead of the invasion on February 24, according to a new BBC documentary to be broadcast on Monday. Johnson and other Western leaders had been hurrying to Kyiv to show support for Ukraine and try to deter a Russian attack. “He sort of threatened me at one point and said,…

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Nkechi Obi, CEO Techno Oil, Dazzles At 2023 Vanguard Award

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 155 total views,  57 views today Peterclaver Egbochue The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Techno Oil and Gas, Mrs. Nkechi Obi dazzled at this year’s personality of the year award, 2023 organized by the Vanguard media group at the prestigious Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos. Mrs Obi who emerged Woman Entrepreneur of the year is the founder and Executive Vice Chair Chairman/ CEO of Techno Oil Limited, Nigeria’s foremost Oil and Gas Company. According to her profile made available, she is a visionary and astute strategist who presides over Techno Oil…

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Container Falls On Fully-Loaded Commercial Bus In Lagos

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 1,088 total views,  438 views today A container has fallen on a fully loaded bus in Ojuelegba, Lagos state, Nigeria this afternoon, January 29. Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency LASTMA says efforts were made toward rescue and evacuation. The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who also confirmed the incident in a statement noted that an adult female was rescued alive. “Upon arrival at the scene, a truck conveying a 20ft container was found to have landed on top of a commercial…

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Central Bank Of Nigeria Extends Old Naira Deadline

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 5,631 total views,  2,217 views today The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has extended the deadline for the use of the old notes till February 10. In a release on Sunday, Nigeria’s apex bank said it added “a 10-day extension of the deadline from January 31, 2023, to February 10, 2023, to allow for the collection of more old notes, according to the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele.” Emefiele also noted that Nigerians would still be able to deposit their old notes directly with the CBN until February 17, 2023, described as “grace…

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Lagos Govt. Advocates Sustainable Education Models

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 8,759 total views,  2,099 views today The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, on Monday called for long term sustainable models that captured educational needs of all students. She said that this was necessary to bridge tertiary institutions’ admission deficits in the nation. Speaking during the hybrid launch of Edutimes Africa Magazine in Lagos, she said the nation must adopt long term strategies for students to learn models that would make them productive citizens. She said millions of students annually enrolled for WAEC and JAMB whereas, tertiary institutions had limited…

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Lekki Port To Facilitate Trade Volume Growth, Increase GDP

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 9,101 total views,  1,958 views today The Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Ltd. (LPLEL), promoter of the Lekki Deep Sea Port, says the port will boost Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Promote (GDP) and facilitate trade volume. The Managing Director of LPLEL, Mr Du Ruogang, while addressing the media during the official inauguration of the Lekki Port by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that the macro-economic benefit of the port was enormous. Ruogang noted that the Lekki Port remains a game-changer that would redefine maritime activities in Nigeria and the entire West African sub-region.…

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  IPC  Trains Media On Elections Coverage

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 1,927 total views,  476 views today The International Press Centre (IPC) has unveiled plan to train Nigerian media on 2023 general elections coverage. The training which held on Tuesday would feature discussions on the findings of monitoring in October and November 2022 and presentation of revised Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage. Mr Lanre Arogundade, the Executive Director IPC, said that the analysis of the media monitoring report of the 2023 elections was pivotal in determining the extent to which the elections can be said to be inclusive. Arogundade said that IPC…

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Viral Video: Police Launch Investigation Into Abduction, Killing Of Imo LGA Boss

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 1,969 total views,  437 views today The police in Imo State on Monday confirmed that a “technical investigation” has commenced into the abduction and killing of the Sole Administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area (LGA) shared widely online. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Henry Okoye, in a statement, said the command is aware of the “iniquitous and obscene video that has gone viral on social media.” Okoye explained that in the video, a man suspected to be the abducted Ideato North LGA sole administrator is seen kneeling down, his…

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Buhari Inaugurates Lekki Deep Sea Port, Rice Mill In Lagos

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 5,051 total views,  1 views today President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the Lekki Deep Sea Port, Imota Rice Mill, and Bestaf Lubricant at MRS Holdings Company Limited all located in Lagos State. The projects are part of a series of facilities being commissioned by Buhari during a two-day visit to the state. The Lekki Deep Sea Port which encompasses an investment in excess of $1.5 billion is a joint venture between the Federal Government through the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Lagos State Government, the Tolarams Group (the owner of the Lagos…

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Death Toll From California Massacre Rises To 11 As Police Look For Motive

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 395 total views,  4 views today An 11th victim died on Monday from injuries suffered in a weekend shooting rampage at a Los Angeles-area dance hall, as investigators searched for a motive behind one of California’s bloodiest outbursts of mass gun violence. Police identified Huu Can Tran, 72 as the lone suspect in a massacre that unfolded Saturday night in the midst of a Lunar New Year celebration Monterey Park, just east of Los Angeles. He drove to another dance hall where a second attack was thwarted, and later killed himself as…

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Jacinda Ardern Steps Aside As NZ PM With ‘No More In The Tank’

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 278 total views,  2 views today New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday made a shock announcement that she had “no more in the tank” to lead the country and would step down and not seek re-election. Ardern, holding back tears, said it had been a tough five and a half years as prime minister and that she was only human and needed to step aside. “I had hoped to find a way to prepare for not just another year, but another term – because that is what this year requires.…

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Nato Allies Pledge More Arms For Ukraine, Germany Holds Out On Tanks

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 277 total views,  2 views today Western allies pledged billions of dollars in weapons for Ukraine on Thursday and some promised to send the tanks Kyiv has requested if Berlin agrees, but Germany gave no sign of lifting a veto on deliveries it fears would provoke Moscow. The issue looks set to dominate Friday talks in Germany between Western allies at Ramstein, Washington’s main European air base. Fearing winter will give Russian forces time to regroup and unleash a major attack, Ukraine is pushing for the German-made Leopard battle tanks, which are…

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Electricity Disconnection: Nigerian Students In South Africa Defend Consulate

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 2,044 total views,  476 views today The National Association of Nigerian Students South Africa (NANSSA) has expressed displeasure over the recent disconnection of electricity supply to the Nigerian Consulate by that country’s energy company, City Power. The students’ body made its position known in a statement issued on Monday and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The statement was signed by Abdulrazak Abubakar and Olusegun Ajayi, President and Secretary General respectively. The group said it was unhappy with what it called the embarrassing treatment of the Nigerian…

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RevolutionPlus Property Dismisses Allegation Of Scam, Describes It As Handiwork Of Mischief Makers

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 4,379 total views Julie Joseph A popular brand in the Property sector in Nigeria, RevolutionPlus Property has dismissed a recent allegation in the social media linking its brand as a scam, describing  it as the handiwork of mischief makers, malicious and baseless. In a statement signed by management and made available to newsmen on Monday, RevolutionPlus property said, “Our brand is not a scam and our mission remains to provide affordable housing for Nigerians despite the challenges that come with it. “We urge the discerning public to disregard any statements whether…

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