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NEMA Sacks Over 42 Workers After Denying Them 1-year Salary
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NEMA Sacks Over 42 Workers After Denying Them 1-year Salary

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has sacked over 42 of its newly recruited workers without paying them a one-year salary. DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the sacked workers were recruited in December 2019 – a couple of months before the sack of former Director-General Mustapha Maihaja. While trying to finalise documentations and settle in the new workplace, the new NEMA management led by AVM Muhammadu Mohammed wrote to the new staffers, informing them that their appointment was illegal, adding that some civil service regulations were not duly followed. The letter, dated June 30, 2020, asked them to stay action pending the outcome of conclusive investigation. Issuing a second letter, dated January 25, 2021 and signed by a NEMA Deputy Director, Musa Zakari, NEMA to...
Court Sacks Kogi Lawmaker, Atule Egbunu Over Unlawful Nomination
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Court Sacks Kogi Lawmaker, Atule Egbunu Over Unlawful Nomination

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, sacked the lawmaker representing Ibaji constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Atule Egbunu. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that Egbunu who won a bye-election that was conducted for the constituency on December 5, 2020, with a total of 8, 515 votes, was unlawfully nominated by the All Progressive Congress, APC. It declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Daniel Enefola who came second at the poll with a total of 4, 564 votes, as the winner. The judgment followed a suit that was brought before the court by a chieftain of the APC in the state, Mr. Joseph Enemona. The plaintiff who was an aspirant for the House of Assembly ticket approached the court to c...
Kaduna State University Sacks Lecturer, Idowu Abbas For Sexual Harassment
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Kaduna State University Sacks Lecturer, Idowu Abbas For Sexual Harassment

The Kaduna State University, on Friday, promoted no fewer than 12 lecturers to the rank of Professor while eight others to an Associate Professor’s rank. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa in a statement, also announced the termination of the appointment of a lecturer over alleged sexual harassment. The lecturer fired, Dr. Idowu Abbas, was of the Department of Geography of the institution. The DVC said the university’s Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) investigated the alleged sexual harassment against the lecturer before relieving him of his job. He noted that the report of the disciplinary committee was eventual presented at the 217th Management Meeting of the varsity he(Ashafa) served as ...
Buhari Sacks Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman
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Buhari Sacks Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman

President Muhamma­du Buhari has ap­proved the removal of the Chairman of the National Drug Law En­forcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd). He was appointed on Jan­uary 12, 2016 by the former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachair Lawal, via a let­ter with reference number SGF.35/S.5/11/272. In another letter dated January 7, 2021 and signed by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Musta­pha, Abdallah was mandated to handover to the Secretary of the agency, Mr. Shadrach Haruna, on or before Janu­ary 10, 2021 (today). Sunday Independent gathered that Haruna, who was in the United Kingdom during the notice, had to cut short his trip as he hurried­ly returned to Nigeria at the weekend. Disquiet Over Hurried Recruit­ment ...
Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers
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Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers

The management of Arik Air has relieved 300 members of staff of their appointments. This was announced in a statement by the airline on Friday. It blamed the sacking on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The press statement was titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”. The company explained that a redundancy package would be provided for the affected workers with the help of the aviation unions. The statement read in part, “Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its...
Court Sacks Pondei, NDDC Interim Leadership
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Court Sacks Pondei, NDDC Interim Leadership

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sacked Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Mr Cairo Ojougboh, Dr Joi Nunieh and others from functioning on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC). In suit numbered ABJ/CS/617/2020, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling on an application by a Civil Society Organization, Forum for Accountability and Good Governance, the court restrained them from parading themselves as Board members of the NDDC. The court also granted leave to the applicant to apply for judicial review of the power of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Minister of the Niger Delta to appoint Pondei, Ojougboh and others in an interim capacity as members of the NDDC Board. The judge also granted leave to the applicant to apply for judicial ...
Governor Umahi Sacks Appointees From Anyim’s Ivo LGA
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Governor Umahi Sacks Appointees From Anyim’s Ivo LGA

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Wednesday, sacked appointees from Ivo Local Government Area. Former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim hails from Ivo local government area but currently not in good terms with Governor Umahi since he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. In a statement made available by Ugbala Kenneth Igwe, Ph.D., Secretary to the State Government/ Coordinating Commissioner said those relieved of their duties are: 1) All STAs and TAs from Ivo Local Government Area 2) All Liaison Officers from Ivo Local Government Area 3) All Management Committee members from Ivo Local Government Area. The affected office holders are to handover all Government Property in their possession to the Secretar...
DSS Shuts Abuja School, Sacks 140 Teachers Over Request For Better Welfare
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DSS Shuts Abuja School, Sacks 140 Teachers Over Request For Better Welfare

For demanding better conditions of service and regularisation of their appointment, the Department of State Services has sacked 140 teachers and other staff members of its Community Staff Schools, Asokoro, Abuja. The service also shut down the institution and directed the 1,800 pupils in the nursery/primary and secondary classes to stay at home for two weeks. One of our correspondents, who visited the school on Wednesday, was informed by a private security guard at the gate that all the pupils had been sent away pending the engagement of new teachers by the authorities. Findings indicate that the primary school commenced pupil enrolment in 1992/93, while the secondary classes took off in 1998. Trouble began when the teachers demanded the regularisation of their appointment ...
COVID-19: Madagascar Sacks Health Minister
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COVID-19: Madagascar Sacks Health Minister

Madagascar on Thursday said it had fired its health minister as part of a government reshuffle, a move that came a month after he butted heads with the president for seeking outside help for coronavirus. The Indian Ocean island-nation saw COVID-19 cases surge in July despite an official campaign to promote a controversial herbal drink touted as a remedy for the virus. As hospitals raised concern about lack of beds, Health Minister Ahmad Ahmad wrote a letter in July asking international agencies to send medical equipment. His appeal sparked anger in President Andry Rajoelina’s administration, which said Ahmad had acted “without consulting” either the government or head of state. Ahmad’s cabinet exit was revealed on Thursday in the announcement of a new list of ministers fol...
Barcelona sacks Head Coach, Quique Setien
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Barcelona sacks Head Coach, Quique Setien

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has confirmed the sacking of head coach Quique Setien following the club’s humiliation in the Champions League to Bayern Munich. The German giants thrashed Barcelona 8-2 in the quarter-finals, who finish the season without winning any major trophies. With Lionel Messi reportedly threatening to quit the club, Spanish outlet COPE claim Setien has been axed following a meeting of the Barcelona board. Club president Bartomeu met with director of football Eric Abidal and fellow chief Ramon Planes late on Sunday night and confirmed to reporters afterwards Setien was ‘out’. An official announcement is expected on Monday, with Barcelona scheduling a press conference in the afternoon. Setien was only appointed in January to replace Ernesto Valverde, but...
Atlantic Hotel Sacks Worker For Reporting Attempted Rape By Indian Boss
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Atlantic Hotel Sacks Worker For Reporting Attempted Rape By Indian Boss

Some workers of Atlantic Hotels have accused the management of sacking a female worker, Grace (Not real name), after she was sexually harassed by one Sanjiv Raut, a cooking staff and an Indian national. The hotel, which is situated at number 4, Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, is owned and managed by Indians. SaharaReporters gathered that Raut had gone into the lady’s room while she was sleeping and attempted to rape her but was overpowered by her. It was gathered that Grace pushed him to the wall, gave him a slap and ran out of the room. She later reported the case on the hotel’s WhatsApp group but instead of Raut being punished, she, the victim, was sacked the next day. The workers also said another staff (name withheld) was sexually harassed by the same ...
Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule Sacks SSG Over Fraud Allegations
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Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule Sacks SSG Over Fraud Allegations

Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule Monday bowed to pressure and announced the sack of the Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Tijani Aliyu. The SSG’s sack may not be unconnected with the directive handed down to the governor last week demanding for the immediate sack of the SSG over alleged embezzlement of N1bn meant for the renovation and fencing of schools as commissioner of education during Tanko administration. It would be recalled that the state House of Assembly, had, in March, constituted an investigative committee to probe the SSG which had indicted the former commissioner and recommended to the governor for his immediate removal from the office as SSG. The governor in a letter signed by the permanent secretary, Government House Administration directed th...
Cannabis Hidden in Sacks of Garri Intercepted by NDLEA
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Cannabis Hidden in Sacks of Garri Intercepted by NDLEA

Eighty-three (83) kilograms of cannabis sativa concealed inside sacks of garri has been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo State. NDLEA Edo State Commander, Mr. Buba Wakawa who announced the latest operational breakthrough said the drug seizure took place at Aviele trailer park, Etsako West Local Government Area of the State.   Wakawa said;   “Officers attached to the Auchi Area command acting on intelligence report raided the popular trailer park at Aviele where the dried weeds of cannabis hidden inside eight (8) sacks of garri were intercepted while preparing to smuggle the drugs out of the State. This is a very successful operation and I commend the officers for their commitment and ingenuity”. The NDL...
Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries
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Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries

 former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has sacked staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, SaharaReporters says. In a letter by its Head of Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, Olanike Ogunleye, the management of the OPL said the organisation was overwhelmed by the adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and had found it hard to sustain its workforce. The letter reads in part, "As you are aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a toll on all our business significantly. This has resulted to making some difficult business decisions. Due to this situation, we regret to inform you that your employment will be put on hold till further notice. "You are to hand over all company properties in your possession to the human resource dep...
President Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, Other Four Officials
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President Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, Other Four Officials

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of the appointment of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council. The President also dismissed four members of the management for various offences bordering on financial impropriety. Uwakwe had been suspended since May 2018 by the Federal Government over alleged financial mismanagement and abuse of office. The PUNCH reports that Mr Abubakar Gana was appointed as the acting Registrar. Uwakwe and some top officials allegedly awarded contracts in the council to the tune of N25billion without following the due process. NECO in a release on Wednesday confirmed that the suspended registrar had been relieved of his appointment by the President, while four members of the ma...
FG Sacks Usman Gur Mohamme As Managing Director Of TCN
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FG Sacks Usman Gur Mohamme As Managing Director Of TCN

The Federal Government has on Tuesday, sacked the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed. The sack was approved by the Minister of Power, Mohammed Sale, and Sule Abdulaziz was appointed in an acting capacity. This was disclosed in a statement by spokesman of the minister, Aaron Artimas. He said: “As part of continuing measures to reposition and improve the performance of the power Sector in the country, the Honorable Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman hereby announces major changes at the Transmission Company of Nigeria,”. “Accordingly, the Managing Director of the TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed has been removed from office with immediate effect. He is being replaced with Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, as Managing Director, in acting capacit...
Uber Sacks 3,500 Employees Via A Zoom Call
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Uber Sacks 3,500 Employees Via A Zoom Call

'Today will be your last working day with Uber.' Watch as choked up executive tells 3,500 rideshare employees they are being laid off effective immediately over a three-minute ZOOM call At least 3,500 Uber employees learned that they were being laid off in a three-minute Zoom call last week. DailyMail.com obtained video of the call where Ruffin Chaveleau, head of Uber's customer service, broke the news. 'We are eliminating 3,500 frontline customer support roles,' Chaveleau said. 'Your role is impacted and today will be your last working day with Uber'. The cuts were be made among customer support and recruiting teams, meaning driver number will be largely unaffected. A former Uber employee, who asked to remain anonymous, slammed the company for laying off so many people on a...
American University Of Nigeria Sacks 400 Staff
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American University Of Nigeria Sacks 400 Staff

The American University of Nigeria owned by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday sacked over 400 staff. This comes three days after another of Atiku's companies, Gotel Communication, a media outfit, sacked 46 staff on Workers Day. President of AUN, Dawn Dekle, signed the sack letters seen by SaharaReporters, stating that the university no longer required the services of the affected staff. Some of the disengaged workers told SaharaReporters that they were fired without severance benefits despite serving the university for about 10 years. However, Vice President, University Relations of the institution, Abubakar Abba Tahir, denied the allegation. He said, "Ask them to show you their disengagement letters. "Until now, AUN has operated a student-staff ratio whi...
Buhari Sacks NEMA DG, Maihaja, Appoints AVM Muhammed As Replacement
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Buhari Sacks NEMA DG, Maihaja, Appoints AVM Muhammed As Replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Y. Maihaja. Maihaja’s four-year tenure would have elapsed by April 2021, but his time at the disaster management agency had been dogged with series of controversies. The sacked NEMA DG had been embroiled in crisis with his local chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC as well as the House of Representatives which accused him in 2018 of mismanagement of resources as well as inefficiency. A parliamentary committee was put in place to investigate the release of N5.9 billion Food Intervention in the North-east, N3.1 billion Food Intervention in the same region, release of N1.6 billion for Libyan returnees, release of N1.6 billion Flood Intervention for 1...
Atiku Sacks 46 Staff Of Gotel Communications On May Day
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Atiku Sacks 46 Staff Of Gotel Communications On May Day

Forty-six staff of Gotel Communications, a media outfit owned by Nigeria's former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have been sacked by the organisation. Gotel Communication is a television and radio broadcast conglomerate transmitting from Yola, the Adamawa State capital. The affected staff were handed their respective sack letters on Friday, being Workers Day. It was signed by the General Manager, Mohammed El-Yakub. A copy of the sack letter seen by SaharaReporters reads in parts, "The management has decided to discontinue your services with immediate effect. "Consequently, please be informed that your entitlements including stipend lieu of the notice will be computed and posted into your account with immediate effect." Recall that some expatriate workers had earlier ac...
Mikano Sacks Over 600 Staff
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Mikano Sacks Over 600 Staff

As Lagos state Nigeria enters its third week of lockdown due to the Coronavirus pendamic, family members of over 600 staff sacked by Mikano International Limited have expressed shocke over the sack of their bread winners. According to one of the affected staff, ‘I have just returned from a trip of delivering generators to a nearby state when I was called upon to take my sack letter.’ ‘This is a very disturbing situation. How do I feed my family during this lockdown? I sincerely do not know what came over them on this mass sack.’ A copy of the letter sighted by our reporter from the company has ‘advised the affected staff that this is an appraisal after which the company felt that their services were no longer needed. The company wished them luck in the near future.’ But exp...
Caroline Danjuma Sacks Domestic Worker Who Contracted Coronavirus
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Caroline Danjuma Sacks Domestic Worker Who Contracted Coronavirus

Caroline Danjuma has been accused by her domestic worker for sacking her after the worker contracted coronavirus and was taken to an isolation centre. The domestic worker named, Oyindamola Alexander said Caroline Danjuma threatened to arrest her. The lady has now since been discharged from the isolation centre on 20th of April. The worker said her ordeal started when Caroline Danjuma 11 years old boy came back from a high risk region and then started showing symptoms of the virus. She said, officials of the NCDC tested the boy and his result came out positive, prompting them to test other people in the house. She said she was tested and her result came out positive. She said Caroline Danjuma threatened to arrest her while she was being treated at the isolation centre ov...
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FG Sacks 2 Contractors Over Delay In Disbursement Of Cash Transfer

The federal government has terminated the contract of two Payment Service Providers (PSPs) “for their total failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer” to beneficiaries in four states of the federation assigned to them. The two payment providers are Data Mining Company and Innovative NIPOST. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement signed by her media aide, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta. She said the affected states are Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom in the South South; Abia in the South East and Zamfara, in the North West. The minister said the termination was with immediate effect. Daily Trust reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had during his first n...
Benue State University Teaching Hospital Sacks Over 30 Doctors
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Benue State University Teaching Hospital Sacks Over 30 Doctors

The management of Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi has issued sack letters to over 30 doctors, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. This was revealed on Monday 6th April, in a press release by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the hospital. In the statement which was signed by the president of the association, Dr Amina Japheth Onyewuchi and PRO, Dr Sesugh Matthew Iorfa, the doctors lamented that instead of stepping up preparatory efforts to fight Coronavirus, the hospital management was rather focused on sacking doctors. They added that the sack was not done in accordance with the laws of their service. The press release reads in part, "The management has given over 30 doctors sack letters; have rescinded some letters and have also upheld others in a h...
Okada Ban: Gokada Sacks Employees In Lagos
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Okada Ban: Gokada Sacks Employees In Lagos

Techpoint can confirm that Lagos-based motorcycle-hailing startup, Gokada has laid off most of its workforce. Launched in January 2018, the startup was founded by Fahim Saleh to solve Nigeria’s largest city traffic problems. Since then, Gokada has gone on to raise a total of $5.6 million from two rounds and claims to have completed more than a million rides. However, amidst the fundraising and fanfare, there has always been a cloud of bad blood and uncertainty. A year and a few months later after launch, it was reported that Deji Oduntan stepped down from his CEO role as co-founder Fahim Saleh took over. At the time, there were allegations of mismanagement and misconduct at the startup which Saleh denied during an interview with Techpoint. In August 2019, three months after r...
Nigerian Institute Of Journalism Sacks Lecturer For Sexual Assault
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Nigerian Institute Of Journalism Sacks Lecturer For Sexual Assault

The Nigerian Institute of Journalism has sacked one of its lecturers, Mr Tene John, over alleged sexual assault on one of its students, Ms Anjola Ogunyemi. His sack was announced by the NIJ in an official release signed by its Registrar and circulated on its official social media handles on Monday. Lecturers in the journalism institute confirmed the authenticity of the release to our correspondent on the telephone. The PUNCH gathered that Ogunyemi had accused Tene of attempting to forcefully have sexual intercourse with her in his office. The student, who subsequently petitioned the institute and demanded probe, said she has arrived at the institute for a morning lecture when the incident happened. Upon investigation, the institute relieved Tene of his job and warned other lec...
NSCDC Intercepts Truckload Of PMS In Sacks In Ogun
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NSCDC Intercepts Truckload Of PMS In Sacks In Ogun

Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ogun State have intercepted a truck load of Premium Motor Spirit, concealed in sacks to deceive security agents. The Commandant of the Corps in Ogun State, Hameed Abodunrin said the arrest was made at about 3.20 am at Cele Bus Stop, Alagbole, in Ifo Local Government Area. He added that the 29 year-old suspect, Emmanuel Fregene was the driver of the truck with Lagos State number plate LSD – 04 XW and he was accosted by the Anti-Vandal unit of the NSCDC command. He confirmed that the driver has confessed to the crime and has mentioned the name of the person that lured him into the illicit business.  
Court Sacks Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator
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Court Sacks Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in the Bwari area of Abuja has sacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP). Senator Ubah was the lawmaker representing Anambra South district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. More to follow…
Buhari Sacks Odubu-Led NDDC Board
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Buhari Sacks Odubu-Led NDDC Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the recomposition of the Dr. Pius Odubu-led Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The President also validated the existence of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the commission led by Dr Joi Nunieh. The new twist at the NDDC was contained in a statement on Thursday morning by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina. According to the statement, the supervisory power over the commission would continue rest with the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. The President also informed that the IMC of the commission would function until the forensic audit of the accounts and activities of the commission, which he ordered earlier in the year, is completed. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved t...
Sex-for-marks: University Of Abuja Sacks Dean
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Sex-for-marks: University Of Abuja Sacks Dean

The University of Abuja, UniAbuja has dismissed a professor and former dean of the Faculty of Agriculture over allegation of sexual harassment. A source disclosed that the University senate approved the dismissal of the lecturer after reviewing the report of the 8-man committee set up to investigate the allegations. It would be recalled that a female student of the university had in July this year, alleged that a professor in the Department of Agriculture of the university allegedly demanded for sex in order to give her marks. The lecturer had earlier been issued a query after he was caught pants down during a sting operation by policemen of the Gwarinpa police station. Daily Trust gathered that following threat by the lecturer that the student, with registration number: 1621...
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Court Sacks Idowu Adediwura As Obalufe Of Ife, Orders Replacement

An Osun State High Court on Wednesday sacked the Obalufe of Ife, Chief Idowu Adediwura, and directed the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to, within 21 days, filled the stool with a candidate from the Aga Ruling House. Obalufe is the traditional prime minister of Ife and he is next to Ooni in rank. Justice Foluke Awolalu of the Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, in her judgment on the suit instituted by Abayomi Elugbuji on behalf of self and the Aga Ruling House, held that the installation of Adediwura was not in accordance with the provisions of Ife Chieftaincy Declaration of 1957. The court had earlier dismissed the preliminary objection filed by Adediwura seeking that the matter be dismissed because there were similar cases already instituted on the same matter. ...
Sport

Club Sacks Nigerian Player For Impregnating President’s Daughter

A Nigerian player(name withheld) has been sacked by his Slovenian club after he impregnated the Club President’s daughter. According to report, the player admitted he impregnated the young lady because they love each other. He noted that it is illegal to terminate his contract over the affair. Here’s an excerpt of his quotes: “I signed a three year deal with the option of another year but last month I ran into trouble when my girlfriend who happens to be the daughter of the president said she was pregnant for me,” he said. “The club got to know about it and summoned me for a meeting. I got there and admitted that I am responsible for the pregnancy and I was told to stay at home and not to be seen around the club premises until I am instructed to return. “A week later ...
Governor Yahaya Bello Sacks All Political Appointees
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Governor Yahaya Bello Sacks All Political Appointees

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has sacked all political appointees in its cabinet and directed all of them to hand over government properties in their possession to the most senior officers in their various Ministries, Agencies and parastatals. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Ayoade Folashade said the Governor has also directed that appointees of the governor, those in the office of the deputy governor, the first lady and the wife of the deputy governor are exempted from the directive. Also exempted are Commissioners, the Auditor General, the Accountant General and appointees in their offices.
Akpabio Wins As Appeal Court Sacks Senator Ekpenyong, Orders Rerun In Akpabio’s LG
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Akpabio Wins As Appeal Court Sacks Senator Ekpenyong, Orders Rerun In Akpabio’s LG

The court of appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River state, has ordered a rerun election in Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district where Godswill Akpabio took on Chris Ekpeyong, a former deputy governor of the state, in February. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ekpeyong, who contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the election but Akapbio filed a petition against his victory at the tribunal. He had asked the tribunal to set aside Ekpenyong’s election, alleging that it was marred by irregularities. But describing the petition as “lacking in merit”, the tribunal said the petitioner failed to prove that he won the election as well as failed to present convincing evidence of non-compliance with electoral act as raised in his...
Akwa Ibom State University Sacks 8 Lecturers For Sexual Assault And Extortion
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Akwa Ibom State University Sacks 8 Lecturers For Sexual Assault And Extortion

Report has shown that the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) has sacked eight lecturers for alleged sexual assault and extortion on female students of the institution. Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Eno Ibanga disclosed this on Tuesday during a press conference at the main campus of the institution located at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin local government area. Prof Ibanga stated that some of the cases were in court, adding that 10 students involved in cultism were also caught by the management of the institution. He said the students who were caught at the junction of the main campus with a mini coffin, red clothe and axes where on their way to an initiation ceremony. He noted that the university is doing its best to instil sanity among lecturers and students, adding t...
Governor Obaseki Sacks All Local Government Appointees
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Governor Obaseki Sacks All Local Government Appointees

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has sacked all local government political appointees. Those affected are Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Secretary to Local Government and Supervisory Councillors. The sacking was contained in a three- paragraph letter. It was gathered that the sacking of local government political appointees was to affect only those in Edo North senatorial district but it was later changed to all the 18 local government areas. One of the affected appointee in Owan East, Mr. Godwin Imoudu confirmed the sacking saying he has received his letter. Earlier this month, Governor Obaseki had sacked over 300 political appointees in what is seen as a way to sweep fifth columnists out of his administrations. About four council chairmen, Eghe Ogbemudia (E...
Emir Sanusi Sacks Palace Chief, Alhaji Auwalu For Welcoming Ganduje
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Emir Sanusi Sacks Palace Chief, Alhaji Auwalu For Welcoming Ganduje

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11 has ordered the sack of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu for participating in the grand reception in honour of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje last Wednesday. The Maja Sidden Sarkin Kano, who is in-charge of decorating the Emir’s Horse, was also asked to vacate his residence of over 30 years. The Nation learnt that the development has caused serious disaffection within the Kano Emirate Council. Trouble stated for Alhaji Auwalu when he raised the portrait of the late Emir of Kano, His Highness, Sarkin Ado Abdullahi Bayero in celebration with Ganduje as the Governor’s long convoy passed through the Emir’s Palace from Kano airport towards Government House last Wednesday. A Palace source, who craved anonymity, said Emir Sanusi who was not in Ka...
Barcelona Sacks Victor Valdes As Youth Coach
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Barcelona Sacks Victor Valdes As Youth Coach

Victor Valdes has been sacked as Barcelona Under-19s coach after a bust-up with former team-mate and La Masia director, Patrick Kluivert.' The 37-year-old Spaniard who made over 500 appearances for the club, was appointed the youth team coach in July, while Kluivert took over as head of La Masia academy but the pair endured a bitter relationship. Valdes' departure was confirmed by on Monday afternoon (Oct. 7). A Barca statement read: 'FC Barcelona have informed Víctor Valdés on Monday that he is no longer U19A coach and no longer employed by the Club. Franc Artiga, up till now coach of the U19B and part of the youth set up at La Masia since 2010, will take over as coach of the U19A.' According to a report by Mail Online, the pair played together at the Nou Camp from 2002 un...
Governor Obaseki Sacks All Political Appointees
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Governor Obaseki Sacks All Political Appointees

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has relieved all his Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) of their appoinments with immediate effect. A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie obtained by Igbere TV, said the move was in line with government's efforts to reorganize governance in the state. “This development is in line with efforts to reorganise the governance structure to enhance efficiency in service delivery to Edo people”, he said. The SSG revealed that the Governor thanked the sacked appointees “for their service and assures of continued cordial relations in the years ahead.” He stated that the outgoing appointees have been directed to handover all government property and documents in their possession to his of...
President Buhari Sacks Oyo-Ita As Head Of Service, Appoints Yemi-Esan As Replacement
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President Buhari Sacks Oyo-Ita As Head Of Service, Appoints Yemi-Esan As Replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Mrs. Folashade Yemi-Esan as the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect. Dr. Mrs. Yemi-Esan, who is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources takes over from Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, who has been directed to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow conclusion of the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The President has also approved the extension of the tenure of seven (7) retiring Permanent Secretaries for a period of one calendar year with effect from 1st October, 2019 to ensure stability in the Federal Civil Service and effective delivery on the nine priority areas of the administration as well as the mandates given to ...
Andela Sacks 420 Staff In Nigeria, Kenya And Uganda
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Andela Sacks 420 Staff In Nigeria, Kenya And Uganda

Andela, the Pan-African tech accelerator firm, has just announced that it is letting go as many as 420 junior engineers across its operations in Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda. A press statement noted that this is in line with the company’s restructuring of its talent pool in a bid to meet growing market demands. More of the details: According to Andela, 250 junior engineers from its Nigerian and Ugandan offices have already been let go, while another 170 would most likely be laid off from its Kenyan office soon. Following this development, Andela said it is working in partnership with Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub, Kenya IHub, and Uganda’s Innovation Village towards ensuring that the sacked workers are connected “with opportunities in their local ecosystem”. So far, there are about si...
Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti
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Tribunal Sacks Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Declares Biodun Olujimi Winner In Ekiti

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State has nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye as the winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District Subsequently, the tribunal in a unanimous verdict, declared former Minority Leader and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Biodun Olujimi, winner of the senatorial poll. Following the declaration of Adeyeye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23, 2019 senatorial election in Ekiti South senatorial district, the candidate of the PDP, Senator Olujimi, had approached the tribunal praving that she should be declared the actual winner of the election ...
Trump Sacks National Security Adviser, John Bolton
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Trump Sacks National Security Adviser, John Bolton

US President Donald Trump has fired his National Security Advisor John Bolton. "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," he wrote. "I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions," Mr Trump wrote, adding that a new national security adviser would be appointed next week. The firing comes amid reports of divisions in the Trump cabinet over a cancelled peace plan to invite the Taliban to the US.
Tribunal Sacks Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
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Tribunal Sacks Senator Orji Uzor Kalu

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abia State has nullified the election of Orji Uzor Kalu as the Senator representing Abia North. The tribunal also ordered for a rerun election for the Abia North Senatorial District Kalu was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23 election.
Dino Melaye Reacts As Tribunal Sacks Him As Senator
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Dino Melaye Reacts As Tribunal Sacks Him As Senator

The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has quashed the victory of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district. Melaye (PDP) was declared winner in the February election by INEC but Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) approached the tribunal, challenging INEC declaration on three grounds of irregularities, over voting and non compliance with the electoral acts. He tweeted, On Tribunal judgement. No cause 4 alarm at all. Even if it went my way they will still go to the Appeal Court. Our mandate can not be taken. We will get judgment at the Appeal Court. There will be fresh election in Kogi West bc I will be Governor. For my Senate mandate no shaking. He who laugh last, laugh best...KOGI Governor loading
Governor Wike Sacks Blessing Chimezie Didia, Rivers State University VC, Deputy
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Governor Wike Sacks Blessing Chimezie Didia, Rivers State University VC, Deputy

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof. Blessing Chimezie Didia. Also sacked is the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Magnus Oruwari. In a statement sent to Igbere TV by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Rivers State, Dagogo Adonye Hart, he said the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Opuenebo B. Owei will now act as Vice Chancellor. The statement which did not disclose reasons for the sack of the VC and his Deputy, announced the suspension of the ongoing employment exercise at the university. Full Statement, “Rivers State Governor and Visitor of the Rivers State University, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has relieved the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof Blessing Ch...
AFCON 2019: Tanzania Sacks Emmanuel Amuneke
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AFCON 2019: Tanzania Sacks Emmanuel Amuneke

The Nigeria tactician’s contract has been terminated after the Taifa Stars’ abysmal performance in the continental tournament Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has relieved Emmanuel Amuneke of his job following the poor performance of the Taifa Stars in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. The East Africans were eliminated in the group stage of the biennial tournament, losing 2-0 to Senegal, 3-2 to Kenya and suffering a 3-0 defeat to Algeria to finish at the base of Group C with zero points. On the back of the poor performances, Tanzania’s governing body decided to part ways with the former Nigeria international and Barcelona winger. “The Tanzania Football Association (TFF) and the national team coach, Emmanuel Amunike, have reached a joint agreement to termina...
Egypt Sacks Javier Aguirre, President Abou-rida Resigns After AFCON Exit
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Egypt Sacks Javier Aguirre, President Abou-rida Resigns After AFCON Exit

The Pharaohs last-16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday proved costly for the Mexican manager and his staff Egypt sacked head coach Javier Aguirre following their shock elimination in the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations . Aguirre's Egypt were left stunned on Saturday as the AFCON hosts lost 1-0 to South Africa in Cairo, where the Pharaohs failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2004. Afterwards, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) president Hany Abou-Rida announced his resignation and confirmed the departure of the entire technical and administrative staff. Despite his resignation, Abou-Rida – who also called for members of the board to step down – said he will continue in his position as head of the organising committee of the 2019 AFCON...
UNIZIK Sacks Senior Lecturer, Peter Ekemezie For Forging His B.sc Certificate
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UNIZIK Sacks Senior Lecturer, Peter Ekemezie For Forging His B.sc Certificate

The governing council of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra, has dismissed Dr Peter Ekemezie, a senior lecturer at the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences of the institution over certificate forgery. According to a report by Daily Trust, the senior lecturer was sacked for the gross misconduct of plagiarism. He was accused to have forged a B.Sc certificate from the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers state. Ekemezie was found guilty of the act by a committee that was set up by the council to probe the allegation of plagiarism and the claims that he got his B.Sc from the University of Port Harcourt. A letter by the council said that the institution’s decision was guided by the provision of its constitution to relieve Ekemezie of his dut...