Victims and landlords of last week fire disaster in Onitsha, Anambra State, have cried out that they have not received any money or donation from th numerous Nigerians who visited the scene to commiserate with them. This was made known to newsmen when victims who disclosed this when they stormed the office of Chairman of … Continue reading No Donation Has Come To Us, Onitsha Fire Victims Lament
Nigeria is said to have lost over 300,000 jobs and one million steel to smuggling, importation of substandard products, conspiracy and connivance among relevant agencies according to a group of experts, Social Integrity Network (SINE). The SINET also urged the FG to urgently devise effective monitoring policy of seaports in order to reduce the rate … Continue reading Nigeria loses 300,000 jobs to smuggling, others, say experts
Dressed in all-black, the retirees bemoaned that the state government had abandoned them to die in hundreds, after serving the state with their lives. In a release made available to newsmen during the protest, the retirees led by Deacon Amaugo Daniel (chairman) and Chief Okezie Emeka (secretary) for the Concerned Abia Pensioners, they also alleged … Continue reading Abia pensioners protest non payment of 32 months pension
It was gathered that the long convoy of the vice president was attacked by political thugs allegedly hiding from the corner of one of the compounds and fired gun shots at the convoy. They were said to fled immediately the act was perpetrated. All Progressives Congress (APC) in a swift reaction Thursday night condemned the act in strongest terms while the ruling Peoples Democratic party PDP in the state dissociated itself from the act.
In March 2015, as they prepared to cast their votes in a landmark presidential election, Nigerians found themselves facing a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea: Goodluck Jonathan, the then-incumbent whose administration was corrupt and largely inept; and Muhammadu Buhari, an erstwhile dictator known for his ethnoreligious biases.
It would be recalled that the governor was once Secretary to local government council, Chairman of local government council, Commissioner for Agriculture and at a time too, Commissioner for Health and water resources, Secretary to the Delta State Government, Senator before emerging as the Governor of Delta State. According to the governor who thanked the organisers of the award ceremony, “recall that last year I was here to receive the ‘Man of The Year Award, 2017’ and I am honoured again today, these are possible because we are in perfect relationship with our people back home.”
The former Edo State governor made this declaration while speaking at the campaign rally of President Muhammadu Buhari in Benin, Edo capital on Thursday. While welcoming politicians who joined the APC after recently dumping the PDP, Oshiomhole said they'll help Buhari to defeat their former party.
“The Academic Staff Union of Universities @ASUUNGR have asked @AsoRock to release N50 billion to demonstrate its commitment to the revitalisation of public universities, in line with previous agreements with the union,” ASUU tweeted. The union said the N50 billion will form the first share of the N220 billion federal government agreed for the project this year and add to the N20 billion earlier released for the year.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that the union would communicate its decision on offers made by the government on Tuesday. Ogunyemi said that contrary to some media reports, the media reports, the union did not reject the offer of federal government or make fresh demands. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, after meeting with the union on Jan. 4 said government was about resolving the dispute with the lecturers who embarked on strike on November 5, 2018.
Nigeria’s transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, has been heard in an audio recording to be expressing shocking pessimistic views about Nigeria and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose re-election bid he leads. The recording was shared with PREMIUM TIMES by Phrank Shaibu, a spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar campaign.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to criticisms that met the appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece, Amina Zakari as head of its collation centre for the forthcoming presidential election. While the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and many other political parties have rejected the appointment, the development has caused outrage on social media.
Senator Dino Melaye has submitted himself to the police after seven days of siege on his Abuja residence. Melaye, who represents Kogi west senatorial district in the upper chamber, was accused of culpable homicide, an allegation he denied. The police had vowed not to leave Melaye’s residence without arresting him.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), ahead of its Friday’s meeting with (INEC), has said that its ongoing seven-week strike is in the national interest. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who stated this in an interview in response to the call on the union to call off the strike, said nobody had the monopoly of national interest.