NUJ decries deplorable road network in Niger

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By Ummi Ismaeel,


The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed concern over the deplorable condition of intra and inter-state roads in Niger State and called on the Governor Abubarkar Sani Bello-led administration to declare state of emergency on the sector.

  The union has also lifted the suspension on the state Correspondent of Daily Independent Newspaper and former Correspondent’s Chapel Secretary, Chinwendu Nnadozie, after the withdrawal of case instituted against the union.

Failed agreement: ASUU begins indefinite strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday declared an indefinite strike action over the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed with the Federal Government. The strike action is with immediate effect. National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the industrial action would cover both the federal and state-owned universities.

Amaechi rescues kidnapped victim in Rivers

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday afternoon rescued a kidnapped victim on the Omoku-Egbeda Road in Rivers State. Amaechi, who is the immediate former governor of Rivers State, was on his way to Ubimini community in Emohua Local Government Area to address the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters when he sighted a Lexus SUV abandoned in the bush. The minister, who was leading his convoy, stopped and ordered his security team to comb the forest in search of the occupants of the vehicle.

Minimum wage: Labour insists on strike

The organised labour has reiterated its resolve to go ahead with its proposed nationwide indefinite strike and other industrial actions on Tuesday, November 6, 2018; saying it will be a total shutdown of the country.

The labour unions said at the end of their meeting in Lagos on Friday night that the only thing that can prevent the strike is an immediate commencement of implementation of the N30, 000 national minimum wage agreed upon by the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Negotiating Committee.

Nigeria Tweeted Trump caravan speech to defend shooting protesters

The Nigerian army posted — then later deleted — a video on Twitter of President Donald Trump bashing the migrant caravan heading north through Mexico.
The post was apparently an attempt to justify the military’s deadly crackdown on protesters in the West African nation.
The army tweeted the section of Trump’s press conference Thursday when the president said that if migrants in the caravan throw rocks, American troops stationed at the border should “consider it a rifle.”
He added: “They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back.”

Police arrest cook accused of killing boss, Ope Bademosi

A cook, identified as Sunday Akfobale, who was accused of killing his boss, an Ondo High Chief, Ope Bademosi, has been apprehended by the Ondo State Police Command.

Police arrest cook accused of killing boss, Ope Bademosi

A cook, identified as Sunday Akfobale, who was accused of killing his boss, an Ondo High Chief, Ope Bademosi, has been apprehended by the Ondo State Police Command.

Nigerian govt summons envoy over closure of Nigerians’ shops in Ghana

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, yesterday summoned the High Commissioner of Ghana to Nigeria, Amb Rashid Bawa, over the continued closure of over 400 Nigerian shops in Ghana. Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the Ghanaian envoy was invited to give a definitive explanation on the treatment of Nigerian traders in that country.

Wife kills self, hubby, 3 kids in Makurdi

The Police Command in Benue State has confirmed the killing of a man and his three children by his wife, who also took her life.
“The man, Mr Nicholas Adetsav, a staff of Makurdi Local Government Council, and his children, were killed on Friday night in Makurdi. His wife, who we believe is responsible for the death of the quartet, also killed herself.

Madness! I raped my mum, mother-in-law because there were no other old women around – Shekari

By Bello Sani

Mr. David Shekari, a self-confessed rapist cum robber from Kaduna State, has confessed to the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) after his arrest, that he had raped his biological mother and mother-in-law twice each.

  Shekari, 32, had operatives gasping in shock when he admitted during interrogation that he had twice raped his biological mother and mother-in-law, ages 65 and 70, leading to his outraged wife walking out of their marriage.