• ASUU Strike: Saraki’s deal gives FG, ASUU two weeks deadline to settle outstanding issues

    ASUU Strike: Saraki’s deal gives FG, ASUU two weeks deadline to settle outstanding issues

    Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President, on Thursday brokered a time-frame for the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to settle three outstanding issues remaining.

    The resolution of the three issues would avert a nation wide strike planned by ASUU.

    Saraki personally participated in resumed negotiation between the Federal Ministry of Education and the leadership of ASUU held at the National Assembly on Thursday.

    Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, also took part in the negotiation.

    The three outstanding issues yet […]

  • LASU to resolve staff promotion, welfare issues

    LASU to resolve staff promotion, welfare issues

    According to reports, the Lagos State University (LASU) has assured its staff that all issues relating to its workers’ promotion and welfare would be resolved at its Governing Council statutory meeting of Nov. 15.

    The university’s latest official bulletin ‎stated that staff promotion and welfare were of utmost importance to the management.

    ‎“The University Governing Council at its 112th statutory meeting on Oct. 20, 2016, had considered and approved some of the matters brought before it.

    ‎“Due to time constraints, the council could […]

  • Obanikoro’s media team issues Official statement on his Release

    Obanikoro’s media team issues Official statement on his Release

    Jonathan Eze, Media Aide to Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has confirmed his release by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    A statement issued by the media aide on Friday evening read, “It delights us to announce that the former Minister of State for Defense, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), this evening. We are however not resentful but thankful to the Almighty for the gift of life and good health […]

  • PIB: Saraki directs Senate c’ttee to submit bill on host communities’ issues within 4 weeks

    PIB: Saraki directs Senate c’ttee to submit bill on host communities’ issues within 4 weeks

    Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday, instructed the Senate Committee on Petroleum, Upstream, led by Senator Tayo Alaosoadura, to prepare and submit the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, which deals solely on the issues of host communities and fiscal considerations.

    The development came as the Senate passed the first batch of the PIB, sponsored by Senator Alaosoadura, who represents Ondo Central senatorial district.

    The first leg of the bill, tagged: Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, PIGB, 2016, which is in the second reading stage, only […]

  • Delta community issues 14-day ultimatum to Chevron

    Delta community issues 14-day ultimatum to Chevron

    It was gathered that the people of Okoyitoru community in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, have threatened to drag Chevron Nigeria Limited to court over its operations that had almost washed away the community landmass.

    Okoyitoru, one of the host communities to Chevron’s Makaraba field, which currently produced 29,000 barrels of crude oil daily, is on the verge of being washed off due to years of oil production in the coastal community.

    A letter addressed to […]

  • SERAP issues 7-day ultimatum to CJN over corrupt judges

    SERAP issues 7-day ultimatum to CJN over corrupt judges

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to immediately take over from the Department of State Service (DSS) the cases of all the 7 judges released by the DSS and refer the cases of those judges to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related […]

  • Indecent dressing: LASU issues warning letters to 84 students

    Indecent dressing: LASU issues warning letters to 84 students

    According to reports, the Students Affairs Division of the Lagos State University has published a list of 84 students for indecent dressing.

    The University Official bulletin obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos, said the students were found flouting the dress code of the University.

    The bulletin said the university authorities had issued the students warning letters to desist from such act or face disciplinary action.

    It said: “The students have been magnanimously pardoned by the university authority and […]

  • ASUU issues fresh notice of strike

    ASUU issues fresh notice of strike

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities said on Monday that it would commence a warning strike on October 2.

    A statement signed by Ben Ugheoke, the Chairman, University of Abuja chapter of ASUU, stated that the Federal Government had failed to embark on meaningful dialogue with the union.

    The statement said: “We have tried to dialogue with the Federal Government but they have been playing games with us; we will start with a warning strike to show them we are not jokers.

    “ASUU […]

  • IBB remains one of the issues in Nigeria politics – Saraki

    IBB remains one of the issues in Nigeria politics – Saraki

    Senate President Bukola Saraki Wednesday described former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, as one of the issues that continue to define the Nigerian polity.

    According to Saraki, these issues keep unfolding even Babangida at the age of 75 and 23 years after he left office.

    The Senate President noted that the contributions of Babangida to the socio-economic development of the country remain legendary and were obvious across the landscape.

    In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, […]

  • PDP will resolve issues in no distant time – Kashamu

    PDP will resolve issues in no distant time – Kashamu

    Sen. Buruji Kashamu, (PDP – Ogun Central‎) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will resolve the ongoing crisis rocking the party in no distant time.

    Kashamu spoke on Friday in Abuja on the sidelines of a media briefing to clear the air on the recent court judgment that Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff remains‎ party of the chairman.

    The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) recalls that a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday affirmed Sheriff as PDP chairman.

    The court annulled a Federal High Court, […]

  • We will resolve oil workers’ issues – Kachikwu assures

    We will resolve oil workers’ issues – Kachikwu assures

    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has assured Nigerians that all issues raised by oil workers’ unions would be addressed to ensure sanity in the industry.

    Kachikwu gave the assurance while fielding questions from newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

    The unions are the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers.

    Kachikwu said: “We have listened to all their items of concerns and we will address them.

    “We […]