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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bayelsa varsity lecturers commence strike over unpaid salaries

The lecturers of the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma, have begun an indefinite strike over their four months unpaid salaries owed them and non-academic staff of the university since January 2016 by the State Government.Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Port Harcourt Zone, Prof. Beke Sese, who is also a lecturer in the university, said the decision to proceed ... Read More »

Aero Contractors sacks 100 contract staffs

No fewer than 100 workers outsourced to Aero Contractors by Skyborne Ltd have been sacked following the airline’s decision to review its relationship with the company. The airline said in a statement issued on Friday by its Media Consultant, Simon Tumba, that “In the course of reorganising and repositioning its business, Aero Contractors has reviewed its relationship with Skyborne by ... Read More »

Jermaine Jackson to perform at Lagos jazz concert

Jermaine Jackson, co-lead singer of global music brand, Jackson 5 and elder brother of late king of pop, Michael Jackson on Friday confirmed readiness to participate at the star-studded Jazz concert being put together by the Lagos State Government in commemoration of the 2016 International Jazz Day.The concert, which is to be hosted by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, will hold at ... Read More »

We were offered N2bn to compromise 2015 elections – TMG

A coalition of over 400 civic organizations, Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, alleged on Friday that agents of the Jonathan administration offered it a bribe of N2 billion for the purpose of compromising the outcome of the 2015 elections. The bribe offer came by way of what the TMG chairman, Comrade Ibrahim Zikirullahi, branded a dubious proposal. ”Specifically, some errand boys ... Read More »

Buhari mourns Oba of Benin

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday evening that he received with sadness and an immense feeling of great national loss, news of the passing away of the highly revered traditional ruler of Benin Kingdom, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa. The President in a statement by his Special Adviser, media and publicity, Femi Adesina, extended sincere condolences to Governor ... Read More »

Anti-Trump protests break out in California 

Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after a string of victories this week. The billionaire businessman was forced to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to a hotel to give a speech to the California ... Read More »

Shocking arms deal made me leave PDP – Yuguda

The immediate past Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, has said he left the Peoples Democratic Party because of the shocking revelations emanating from the ongoing arms probe.In a letter written to the National Chairman of the PDP, Modu Sheriff, by Yuguda, dated Saturday, April 23, 2016 and titled, “Letter of resignation as a member of the PDP,” Yuguda said ... Read More »

PDP zones chairmanship to N’East amid threats of defection

A defiant Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Thursday assigned the position of its national chairman to the Northeast geopolitical zone, ignoring threats of mass defection by some of its chieftains who insisted the position be zoned to the Southwest region.The decision was reached at the party’s 70th National Executive Council meeting held on Thursday at its national secretariat in Abuja. ... Read More »

Fidelity Bank confirms MD’S arrest, denies default

The management of Fidelity Bank Plc has confirmed the arrest of its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nnamdi Okonkwo, and some officials by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly receiving $115m from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.The bank, in a statement on Thursday, said “Our attention has been drawn to reports in the media on ... Read More »

Corruption trial: Again, Saraki appeals CCT Tribunal

The embattled Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has again appealed the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which struck out his application to disqualify the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, from presiding over the case.Saraki’s legal representative, Raphael Oluyede, had on April 20 filed an application demanding the disqualification of the CCT chairman for alleged bias and intimidation. In the said ... Read More »