Wednesday, January 27

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Surviving Nigeria As A Graduate Today By Deji Yesufu
Education

Surviving Nigeria As A Graduate Today By Deji Yesufu

Kunle Ojeleye told the story of how he left the shores of Nigeria as a young graduate back in 1989. He had sought the help of a number of people; people he felt would ordinarily help him. These people were friends to his parent but he was horribly disappointed. None of them came to his rescue. He eventually took the offer an uncle was providing him to leave the shores of Nigeria. Ojeleye’s story, which he relayed on his timeline on Facebook, is similar to what most Nigerian graduates experience from the mid-1980s, when Nigeria began to experience a downturn in her economic situation, to this moment. When I left school in 2003 and had completed my NYSC, I spoke with one of my father’s friends on the matter of getting a job. He said: “Jobs are scarce in Nigeria… but if you will be pa...
Naira Marley Declares Today, May 30 As Marlians Day And Vows To Entertain Fans With Online Concert
Entertainment, Events

Naira Marley Declares Today, May 30 As Marlians Day And Vows To Entertain Fans With Online Concert

Some few days ago, Naira Marley declared May 30 as MARLIANS DAY and he revealed that he is going to entertain his fans. As promised he is set to hold one of the biggest concerts during this lockdown period on his social media platforms. His fans are also charged up and look set to have a thrilling encounter with their president who has vowed to make them ‘high’. The concert which is a virtual concert will be live on Facebook and YouTube and it is scheduled to start at 7.30 pm. Performing alongside Naira Marley is Zlatan Ibile, Lil Kesh and Wurld.  
The Trekkers Of Today Will Snatch Our Cars Tomorrow By Fisayo Soyombo
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The Trekkers Of Today Will Snatch Our Cars Tomorrow By Fisayo Soyombo

I am not one the biggest fans of the motorcycle as a means of transportation. I wasn’t always an antagonist; it all started in 2010. My friend was on a bike that collided with a danfo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. It wouldn’t have been too bad if that was where it ended, but after she tumbled off the bike, an onrushing bus overran her right hip. She was a guest of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, for several months. Ten years on, her life hasn’t been the same. That leg still isn’t the same. Before that experience I was a frequent user of the motorcycle, but in the 10 years that followed I haven’t ridden it up to 10 times. Still, I do not support this wholesale ban on motorcycle and tricycle operations. We’ll come back to why later. But first, it must be established t...
‘ASUU Strike Will Be Called Off From Today Or Tomorrow’ – Adamu Adamu
Education

‘ASUU Strike Will Be Called Off From Today Or Tomorrow’ – Adamu Adamu

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Saturday suggested a breakthrough in negotiations with the striking university lecturers. At a media conference in Abuja, he said an agreement was reached with the union which was expected to cancel the strike. He said on Saturday, “The strike will be called off from today or tomorrow and certainly, there won’t be strike next week.” The lecturers under the umbrella of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) started an indefinite strike on November 5, 2018, after the failure to reach agreement with the government over their demands. The strike was said to have disrupted activities at the universities as well as student achievement.
N’assembly Resumes Plenary Today
Politics

N’assembly Resumes Plenary Today

The National Assembly will resume plenary today after a 25- day adjournment. The lawmakers had on December 20, 2018 adjourned plenary till January 16 a day after receiving the N8.8 Trillion 2019 budget from President Muhammadu Buhari. Sources close to the lawmakers said that the highlight of today’s plenary will be the formal presentation of the 2019 Appropriation Bill to both chambers of the National Assembly by Senator Danjuma Goje (APC Gombe) and Hon. Mustapha Bala (APC Kano), Chairmen of Senate and House Committee on Appropriations, respectively. A ranking Senator who would not want to be named, told our reporter that once the Appropriation Bill is presented before the lawmakers, it will be referred to the relevant committees of both the Senate and House of Representatives...
ASUU Boycott!!! LAUTECH Resumes Today
Education

ASUU Boycott!!! LAUTECH Resumes Today

New year's gift to all Ladokites as the students received mail from the school yesterday that goes thus : LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OGBOMOSO OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR WELCOMING ALL BACK TO THE UNIVERSITY The Vice Chancellor, Professor A. S. Gbadegesin and the entire Management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso hereby welcome all back to the University after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. As the University resumes fully on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, Management wishes to enjoin all to ensure that all hands are on deck so that the University can experience a crisis-free session and thereby move the University forward. Best wishes. Signed J. A. Agboola Registrar Distribution All Staff All Students REG/ADM.3...
Osun Rerun: Governor Aregbesola Declares Today Pubic Holiday
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Osun Rerun: Governor Aregbesola Declares Today Pubic Holiday

To ensure the electorates participate fulliy in the rerun election today, the Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has declared today, Thursday September 27th a public holiday.   Aregbesola announced this in  statement released by his media aide, Sola Fasure. ''The State Government of Osun has declared Thursday September 27, 2018 a public holiday throughout the state. This is to enable workers to participate in the rerun governorship election taking place in seven units in Ife-North, Ife-South, Orolu and Osogbo Local Government Areas of the State.”
Minimum Wage: NLC Begins Nationwide Strike Today
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Minimum Wage: NLC Begins Nationwide Strike Today

Despite pressure from the federal government, the organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC), yesterday insisted on commencing a nationwide strike to demand a quick implementation of a new minimum wage for workers in the country. There is palpable fear in the land that baring any last minute change of plan, the industrial action may ground government and other business activities across the country. As at last night, motorists and other consumers of petroleum products across the country involved themselves in panic buying of the products for fear of the strike action by organised labour. Fueling the apprehension, President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, told journalists at a press briefing ...
Ex-ALGON Chief Makes Case For Effective Local Govt Administration
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Ex-ALGON Chief Makes Case For Effective Local Govt Administration

Former Deputy National President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Itiako Ikpokpo, has said the task of making local government administration effective was a collective task. Ikpokpo, who is chairman of Isoko South local government council, said in an interview with newsmen: “Today is definitely a reassuring one. I personally wish to acknowledge with great appreciation to God for His infinite mercies for the assignment and to a large extent the people I met and worked with, the lessons learned, and the memories made in my two years as Deputy National President of ALGON, they have been very warm. ‘’I’m much honored to be part of a truly outstanding national executive of the 774 with excellent regime identity. At a time the association was in near comatose, we as ...
Kaduna CAN Calls For Caution Berates Warmongers
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Kaduna CAN Calls For Caution Berates Warmongers

The Kaduna State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday called on all Nigerians of goodwill to help promote peace. Secretary of the association in the state, Rev. Sunday Ibrahim, made the appeal in an interview with newsmen in Kaduna over recent events in the eastern parts of the country. He said Nigerians must be cautious in their utterances and actions and shun warmongers pushing for the break-up of the country. “Nigeria needs prayers. Today’s Nigeria is not that of yesterday, and those calling for war have no sense of history and its destabilising consequences. “We must be calm and approach issues with decorum and responsibility. Nigerians from all divides must live in peace, because without peace, nothing will function and we won’t want that to happen.’’ T...
Ending Insurgency And Rebuilding The North East
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Ending Insurgency And Rebuilding The North East

It is necessary to observe that the insurgency in the North East was at its worst phase when the present Government took over the mantle of leadership in the country in 2015. Communities, public institutions, especially health and educational institutions were at that time wantonly destroyed by the insurgents. Suicide bombings with IEDs were also common place so also were, attacks on markets and places of worship. Consequently, there was mass displacement of communities in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. Indiscriminate attacks by the insurgents also resulted in displaced people from the affected States taking refuge in neighnouring countries such as, Cameroun, Chad and Niger. Large number of the insurgency impacted population from the affected States were also forced to take refuge in many...
Striking Doctors To Appraise Fed Govt Response To Demands
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Striking Doctors To Appraise Fed Govt Response To Demands

The leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) says it will meet on Tuesday to appraise the response of the Federal Government to its demands. The federal government in a meeting with the leadership of NARD which held on Sept. 6, agreed to pay the arrears of salaries latest by Sept. 8. Dr Arikawe Adeolu, a member of the National Executive Council of NARD, told NAN in Abuja on Monday that the meeting would allow the leadership appraise the events since its meeting with government. Adeolu, who is also the General Secretary of NARD, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Jabi, Abuja, said the outcome of the appraisal would determine whether the nationwide indefinite strike would be called off or not. He said the appraisal was necessary as more than 90 per cent of mem...
All Florida Residents Should Be Prepared To Evacuate – Governor
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All Florida Residents Should Be Prepared To Evacuate – Governor

Florida Florida Rick Scott warned Friday that all of the state’s 20 million inhabitants should be prepared to evacuate as Hurricane Irma bears down for a direct hit on the southern US state. “The storm is powerful and deadly,” Scott said. “Do not ignore evacuation orders. “Remember, we can rebuild your home, we can’t rebuild your life,” he said. “All Floridians should be prepared to evacuate soon.” Irma was downgraded overnight from a Category Five to a Category Four storm but it is still considered extremely dangerous, packing winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kilometers per hour). “Today is the day to do the right thing for your family and get inland for safety,” he said, adding that the storm “is wider than our entire state.” “It is expected to cause major and life threate...
Olamide Celebrates His 28th Birthday Today
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Olamide Celebrates His 28th Birthday Today

Music star, Olamide is a year older today, March 15th. Baddoo like he's fondly called a partied to close friends to mark this special day. Happy Birthday to him   Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos State. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes. YBNL, his follow-up album, was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation. The album was supported by the singles "First of All", "Voice of the Street", "Stupid Love", and "Ilefo Illuminati". On 7 November 2013, he released his third studio album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. The album's singles include "Durosoke" and "Ye...