Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.