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UNILAG Senate, 4 Staff Unions Reject Sacking Of Ogundipe As VC

Twenty-four hours after the Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) announced the removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice Chancellor, the Senate of the institution and the four staff unions, yesterday, rejected the decision, describing it as illegal. The Senate and the four staff unions passed a vote of confidence on Prof. Ogundipe and insisted he remains the vice ...

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Nobody Can Take Our Fundamental Rights, Anambra Monarchs Dare Obiano

Anambra traditional rulers, under the aegis of concerned traditional rulers, have described their recent suspension by Governor Willie Obiano as charade and abuse of power. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the traditional rulers, who were suspended for one year by the state government for travelling to Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari said they didn’t commit any act to warrant ...

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Terror As Bandits Murder 14, Steal Cows In Niger

Niger State Police Command has confirmed that 14 persons have been killed by gunmen at Ukuru Village in Mariga Local Government Area. The Public Relations Officer, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement in Minna, yesterday, said on August 12, about 15:30 hours, the command was informed that gunmen invaded Ukuru Village, opened fire on the natives and rustled several cattle in ...

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NBC Board Chair Slams Lai Mohammed As Condemnation Trails N5m Fine On Radio Station

All is not well with the Ministry of Information and Culture as Minister, Lai Mohammed, has come under fire from Chairman of the Board of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Alhaji Ikra Bilbis, who has dismissed the recently unveiled code as an illegality. Briefing journalists in Abuja, Bilbis stated that the move by the duo of Mohammed and Acting Director-General ...

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Mailafia: NBC Fines Radio Station N5m For Hate Speech

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Nigeria Info 99.3FM N5 million. The fine, according to the commission, was for providing its platform to be used to promote unverifiable and inciting views that can incite crime, public disorder. A former presidential aspirant, Obadiah Mailafia, had while speaking on the station alleged that a northern state governor is a commander of the terror group, Boko ...

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Anambra NMA Holds Training Of Trainers On COVID-19 Infection Prevention And Control

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Project Training of Trainers on infection prevention and control (IPC) by the Anambra state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association, (NMA) will take place in Anambra state next week Tuesday,18th August, 2020 at Golden Tulip hotel, Agulu, Anambra state. The Chairman, NMA Anambra State, Dr Jide Onyekwelu, says Governor Willie ...

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Guinness Twin Warehouses On Fire

The men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are currently battling to put out fire that engulfed the two warehouses belonging to Guinness PLC, opposite Sunday Market, Wemco Road, Ogba, Lagos. The Acting Head of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs Margaret Adeseye, disclosed this morning that a distress call was received at about 0330hrs to Wemco ...

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Ex-Governor Ohakim, Businesswoman Fight Dirty Over Criminal Conducts

Former Imo State Governor, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, said he woke up earlier yesterday, August 12, 2020, to a defamatory and injurious publication by Thisday newspapers bearing several serious but false allegations against him. The allegations, he said, were contained in a Counter-Petition filed on July 8, 2020 against him by one Mrs Chinyere Lilian Amuchinwa. He denied the allegations in ...

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Rumble In Anambra As Obiano Suspends 12 Monarchs Over Abuja Trip

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has slammed a one-year suspension on 12 traditional rulers who travelled to Abuja last week to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. A letter announcing the suspension of the traditional rulers was signed by the state commissioner for local government, chieftaincy and community affairs, Greg Obi. The letter said the action was ...

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PENGASSAN Begins 3-Day Warning Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Health workers threaten industrial action The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), yesterday, began a three-day strike over unpaid salaries. Similarly, the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has said there would be “war” if the Nigerian government did not fulfil its promises to the health sector. PENGASSAN national public relations officer, Fortune Obi, ...

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