Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Why we suspended CONTISS 15 implementation for poly workers —FG

THE Federal Government has justified suspension of the implementation of the Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure (CONTISS) 15-Grade level for polytechnic lecturers and asked the workers for understanding.

The suspension of the implementation of CONTISS 15 by the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, earlier approved by the Federal Government, has sparked off fresh crisis in the institutions, with the workers threatening to embark on an indefinite strike beginning from tomorrow.

Again, FG arraigns Faruk Lawan over $620,000 scam

Erstwhile chairman of the House of Representative Committee Monitoring Fuel Subsidy, Faruk Lawal, was again arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court at Lugbe, Abuja.

Faruk was arraigned on a three-count charge of obtaining money from the chairman of Zenon Petroleum and Gas, Femi Otedola, sometimes in April, 2012.

ASUP Suspend Planned Strike

After meeting with the education minister, Ibrahim Shekarau on Tuesday, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, says it has shelved its planned strike, billed to begin on Wednesday.

Speaking to journalist after another meeting with the house committee on education the same day, president os ASUP , Chibuzor Asomugha said the decision to call off the strike will be taken after the meeting of the union’s national executive congress.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Photos: Phyno shuts down Enugu for #UnionVibe

One of Nigeria’s biggest acts Phyno was in Enugu last week to thrill students of the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus in a concert organised by Union Bank of Nigeria. The concert marked the end the bank’s five day campus tour to launch #UnionVibe; Union Bank’s youth account.

Photos: Terrorists disguised as women apprehended in Baga

The Nigerian military released a statement today saying that during their search of Baga, Borno state following their recapture of the city, they found and arrested some terrorists dressed as women. Find the military press statement below
"The cordon and search in Baga has revealed some terrorists disguising as women.  The searches are also yielding more discoveries of arms especially bombs hidden in various locations, especially Baga town. Apart from those captured in the course of fighting, many arrests of terrorists hiding in the town are being made and troops are still busy interrogating the suspects.

Governor Fayose asks Buhari to swear on Koran that he is not in the UK for health reasons

EKITI State governor Ayo Fayose has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari to swear by the Holy Koran that he has not visited a hospital during his ongoing visit to the UK. General Buhari flew into London on Friday and has had a series of meetings with political associates and advisers but has not attended any mass meeting. Rumours about the general's health grew over the weekend when he failed to attend an interactive session with diasporans on Saturday and his wife, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, stood in to answer questions.

Matters have been made worse by the fact that the APC's UK chapter is not in control of General Buhari's itinerary and did not organise the weekend's interactive session.

Buhari's inexplicable absence at London meeting creates friction within APC's UK chapter


ALL Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari disappointed hundreds of his UK supporters yesterday by not turning up to a hastily and badly organised meeting with the diaspora in central London.

Hurriedly put together by several of the general's fans in the UK, the event, which took place at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, was attended by his wife Hajiya Aishatu Buhari. Accompanied by Dolapo Osibanjo, the wife of General Buhari's running mate and the spouses of several APC governors, Hajiya Buhari ended up standing in for her husband, who was inexplicably absent. Despite being in London and attending several other high profile engagements, General Buhari's disappointing absence fuelled talk about his health.

Friday, February 20, 2015

I came to Nigeria to eat, marry – Illegal immigrant

The suspects

For 21-year-old Musa Isa, who is from the Niger Republic, his major mission to Kwara State, Nigeria was to work and get money to feed himself and later marry.

Isa was one of the 120 illegal immigrants arrested and paraded by the Nigeria Immigration Service, Kwara State Command, on Thursday for not having valid documents.

He said he had stayed in Kwara State for about 10 years without documents and without arrest until Wednesday when he was nabbed by immigration officials.

Certificate saga: CJN probes magistrate

Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

ABUJA — The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has okayed an investigation into a petition accusing a Chief Magistrate in Abuja, Mr. Abubakar Babashani, of deliberately frustrating moves to commence hearing on the perjury charge entered against the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (ret).

Already, the CJN has directed the magistrate to immediately file his response to the petition entitled “Case of Abuse of Office and Manifest Bias by His Worship, Abubakar Babashani, in The Criminal Complaint by Shield Jones Ufot & Ors. Vs. Muhammed Buhari.”

Buhari's secret medical trip to US today shows APC covering up his health status - Fayose


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the secret trip made today, by the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) to the United Kingdom (UK) enroute United States of America (USA) for medical treatment has shown that the APC leaders, especially Senator Bola Tinubu were covering up his (Buhari) true health status for their selfish gains.

Buhari travelled to the UK today unannounced, fueling speculations that he was flown abroad in an air ambulance.