• Sack teachers who absent themselves 5 times in one term – Governor Umahi

    Sack teachers who absent themselves 5 times in one term – Governor Umahi

    Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has directed that teachers who absented themselves from work for five times in a term should be sacked.

    Umahi, who gave the directive when he inaugurated the newly constructed headquarters of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in Abakaliki on Friday, said those who absented themselves from work once in a month would forfeit half of their salaries for the month.”.

    He said that all local government caretaker committee chairmen, development centre coordinators and other relevant officials had […]

  • FG and NFF absent at Keshi’s burial, as Eguavoen eulogises late coach

    FG and NFF absent at Keshi’s burial, as Eguavoen eulogises late coach

    It was crying time yesterday at Illah, Oshimili North Local Council of Delta State at the final interment of the late former head coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, as family members, friends, admirers, fans and associates of the late football icon sobbed and wept uncontrollably.

    The cream and gold coloured casket bearing the remains of the famous footballer, who died suddenly in Benin, Edo State on June 7, was lowered into the grave at exactly 1.55pm.

    Curiously, there were […]

  • S*x scandal: US Ambassador absent at public hearing

    S*x scandal: US Ambassador absent at public hearing

    The outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, Thursday stayed away from the sex scandal public investigative hearing involving three members of the House of Repr.

    Also absent at the probe panel was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema who reportedly sent a letter to the Committee on Wednesday, informing that he was attending the executive meeting of the 29th Ordinary Session of the African Union.

    This made the Ossai Nicholas Ossai-led Committee to adjourn the probe till 20th July […]

  • Why I was absent at Eid-el-Fitr praying ground in Ilorin – Saraki shares reasons

    Why I was absent at Eid-el-Fitr praying ground in Ilorin – Saraki shares reasons

    The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday adduced reason for his absence at the Eid-el-Fitr praying ground in Florin, Kwara State for this year’s end of Ramadan prayer.

    Saraki was attacked by an irate mob last year September at the praying ground.

    His absence thus fuelled the feeling that he was avoiding another round of attack.

    But Saraki, who wrote on his Twitter handle in reaction to the story publish on his absence at praying ground, said:

    “A quick search […]

  • Why Buhari was absent at Friday’s emergency FEC meeting – Presidency shares reasons

    Why Buhari was absent at Friday’s emergency FEC meeting – Presidency shares reasons

    Despite being at the State House where the meeting was held, President Muhammadu Buhari did not show up for the emergency Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting convened yesterday to scrutinise details of the 2016 Appropriation Bill sent to him by the National Assembly.

    The extra-ordinary meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, was attended by cabinet members, heads of ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, as well as some presidential aides.

    Revealing why his principal did not show up for […]