Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly called Shi’ites are demonstrating in front of the National Assembly demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Thursday.
Armed Riot Policemen have taken positions at strategic locations in front of the National
It was gathered that the Federal Government has said it has met seven out of the eight demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), but that it could not meet the union’s demand for earned allowance running into N284 billion especially with the economy in recession.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, was responding to questions on ASUU’s demand that led to their embarking on one week strike from State House correspondents at the end of a […]
Tony Eyang, Chairman of the University Of Calabar Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU, has declared that the union will not surrender until government does the needful by addressing the union’s demands.
Eyang said on Thursday in Calabar that though it is regrettable that the union is taking such a stand but it is in the interest of education which has been subjected to untold neglect by successive governments in the country.
“We are avowed to our responsibility to the future of […]
Two prosecution witnesses in a case of murder against a female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, have demanded N500,000 as transport cost to attend the court session
Oyediran, a staff of the Directorate of Public Prosecution in the Oyo State of Ministry of Justice, allegedly murdered her husband, Lowo, by stabbing him with a knife on February 2 at Akobo area of Ibadan.
The private prosecutor, Sanya Akinyele, informed an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan at Wednesday’s hearing that the case could not […]
Hundreds of protesters, yesterday, stormed the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and demanded for the immediate resignation of the chairman of the commission, Mahmoud Yakubu and national commissioner in charge of elections, Hajia Amina Zakari.
The protesters, made up of women, youths and lawyers, said their call for the resignation of Yakubu and Zakari, was informed by their refusal to investigate the arrest of three persons in Rivers State, who were found with fake INEC result sheets.
President Muhammadu Buhari and some prominent leaders and stakeholders in the Niger Delta yesterday began to find lasting solutions to the crises in the oil-rich region.
As part of the move, President Buhari hosted the leaders at the Presidential Villa where they demanded that they be considered in the allocation and ownership of oil wells. The Niger Delta leaders specifically outlined a 16-point agenda which they presented to Buhari towards halting militancy in their area.
Among those present at the meeting were […]
Igbo leaders based in Nigeria and abroad ended a three-day summit in Abia on Saturday with a call for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and others it tagged ‘prisoners of conscience’ in Nigeria.
The 2016 World Igbo Summit, organised by the World Igbo Summit Group in collaboration with the Igbo Renaissance Centre of the Gregory University, Uturu (GUU), had Ike Nwachukwu as chairman.
In its 10-point communiqué on Saturday night, the summit urged the […]
There was a mild drama on Wednesday at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, when workers paralysed all activities at the centre, following the news that the embattled Chief Medical Director, Dr. Angela Uwakwem, had been reinstated by the Federal Ministry of Health and was around to resume work.
The workers, who grounded all activities at the centre in protest of the presumed return of Uwakwem, accused the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Ehanire Osagie, and the Director of […]
Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has accused primary and secondary school education inspectors and secretaries in the state of demanding money and sex for favours from teachers in the state.
He made the allegation in Abakaliki during a meeting with stakeholders in the education sector in the state.
The Governor also lamented the total collapse of the education system in the state.
According to him, despite government best efforts to reform the sector in line with international best practices, the education inspectors and […]
Popular actor, Frank Artus, has revealed how female fans often pester entertainers for sex.
Artus, who is born to an Egyptian father and Liberian mother and made waves in Nollywood and Ghollywood, told Newsmen he is not a sex symbol as portrayed in movies.
The 37-year-old actor said, “Female fans always demand for sex from me. Apart from always demanding sex from you as an entertainer, which you don’t have to give them, you have to work with the flow.
“It is not […]
According to reports, the gunmen who kidnapped former Caretaker Committee Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr. Nnamdi Abbah, have demanded N100 million.
Abbah was abducted last week around Alakahia axis of East-West Road, Obio/Akpor LGA, while returning home.
The kidnappers contacted the victim’s family five days after his abduction and demanded N100 million.
According to a source, who did not want to be mentioned, the gang contacted Abbah’s friend, who is a notable politician in Emohua LGA to make […]