• Gambian authorities shut down Internet as Presidential election commences

    Gambian authorities shut down Internet as Presidential election commences

    Gambians on Thursday started lining up at polling stations to elect a president, in polls that for the first time might pose a serious challenge to President Yahya Jammeh who has ruled the small country with an iron fist for 22 years.

    Ahead of the election, Gambian authorities have blocked the internet and other communication networks.

    In response to blocks on the internet and other communications networks in Gambia amid today’s presidential election, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for West […]

  • AAU shut down, as students protest hike in tuition fee

    AAU shut down, as students protest hike in tuition fee

    The Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State has been shot down till further notice.

    Management of the institution took the decision following a violent protest by students over alleged hike in school

  • SSANU set for shut down FUNNAB over sack of 23 members

    SSANU set for shut down FUNNAB over sack of 23 members

    According to reports, the National leadership of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) is set for a show down with the management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, over the sack of 23 of its members.

    The union claimed its members were sacked for exposing alleged corrupt practices by the Vice Chancellor and management of the institution.

    In a communique at the end of its National Executive Council meeting, SSANU said contrary to insinuations from the management […]

  • Blasphemy killing:‎ Ohanaeze threatens to shut down Kano over release of suspects

    Blasphemy killing:‎ Ohanaeze threatens to shut down Kano over release of suspects

    Following the discharge of suspected killers of an Igbo woman, Mrs. Bridget Aghahime by a Magistrate court in Kano, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth council worldwide, has threatened to shut down the city of Kano if justice was not allowed to take its full course.

    Friday, 11th November has already been fixed for all round protest in kano over the judgment.

    Ohanaeze insisted that a magistrate court which has no jurisdiction over the trial of murder cases cannot order the release of the […]

  • Breaking!!! Senate threatens to shut down over Rivers outstanding elections

    Breaking!!! Senate threatens to shut down over Rivers outstanding elections

    According to reports, the Senate on Wednesday threatened to shut down sitting if the Independent National Electoral Commission fails top conclude the outstanding elections in Rivers State by December 10.

    This is coming a day after the House of Representatives mandated INEC to conclude the elections.

    There are both National and State Assemblies elections outstanding in the state.

    The elections have been postponed several times owing to security concerns.

    At plenary on Wednesday, the Senate said it would stop sitting by December 10 until […]

  • LASPOTECH shut down as another union declares indefinite strike

    LASPOTECH shut down as another union declares indefinite strike

    Academic and administrative activities were ‎on Friday paralysed at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, as the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnic (SSANIP) commenced an indefinite strike.

    The association’s strike came barely 24 hours after a sister body, Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), embarked on indefinite strike over non-payment of their allowances.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that SSANIP’s action followed the expiration of an ultimatum issued to the management to pay arrears of the Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure […]

  • We have not shut down Access Bank branch – Ekiti

    We have not shut down Access Bank branch – Ekiti

    According to reports, the Ekiti State Government has dispelled the rumours that it has shut down the Ado-Ekiti branch of Access Bank Plc following last Monday’s attempt by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arrest Precious Chikwendu Fani-Kayode, the wife of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in the bank’s premises.

    In a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Idowu Adelusi, the government said it had nothing against the bank […]

  • Unilag Shut Down Over Students’ Protest

    Unilag Shut Down Over Students’ Protest

    The authorities of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, have ordered the closure of the gates of the main campus at Akoka due to protest by students.

    The aggrieved students were said to be protesting against the rustication of some members of the students’ union.

    The rusticated students were leaders of the students body that led a protest in April over poor electricity and water supply in the community, and the difficulty faced by a large number of students living off campus to […]

  • NAFDAC shut down water factory in Niger

    NAFDAC shut down water factory in Niger

    It was gathered that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Niger, has sealed a sachet water factory in Kontagora area of the state over non-compliance with approved health standards.

    Mr Anikoh Ibrahim, the State Coordinator of NAFDAC, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Minna in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

    He said that the factory, S.A. Lani Water, was discovered recently during routine check in the Local Government Area.

    “We discovered that the […]

  • Sale of national assets: PENGASSAN threatens to shut down Nigeria

    Sale of national assets: PENGASSAN threatens to shut down Nigeria

    Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have threatened to shut down the country if the Federal Government should carry out its plan to sell national assets to augment revenue shortfall as a way out of the current economic recession.

    PENGASSAN described the plan to sell the national assets as a self-destructive move to Nigeria.

    It said the plan, meant to solve short term financial obligations, is targeted at handing over the nation’s […]

  • Nigeria loses 1,041MW as 10 power plants shut down

    Nigeria loses 1,041MW as 10 power plants shut down

    According to reports, the nation’s power generation fell by over 1,000 megawatts as four power plants were down on Saturday, bringing the total number of plants not generating electricity at the moment to 10.

    The nation recorded a total system collapse on Friday, September 16, 2016, the 17th time this year, industry data obtained on Sunday showed.

    The total power generation stood at 2,555.7MW as of 6am on Saturday, down from 3,596.2MW the previous day, worsening the outage being experienced by households […]