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Employees of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have threatened to embark on strike over unpaid salaries

 and two years promotion arrears.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola  Amosu (rtd), and 10 others before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

The former Chief of Air Staff was arraigned alongside Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun, Air Commodore Gbadebo Olugbenga and seven companies.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, on Wednesday struck out the appeal of a governorship candidate, Mr. David Kente, against the governor of Taraba State, Mr Darius Ishaku.

The Institute of Child Health (ICH), Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, has expressed its willingness to collaborate with the Ebonyi State Ministry of Health in improving the health and wellbeing of the  children of the state suffering  diseases that occurred as a result  of  ignorance, poverty and poor hygiene.

 

Barely 18 days after gaining freedom from the detention of State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti in Lagos, Godwin Nwankwo, 23, was on Wednesday re-arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, for allegedly vandalizing bridge railings and crash barriers on Ijora Bridge, same offence he committed about three months ago.

Unknown gunmen have attacked Guruguzu village, in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing four persons and leaving about four others injured.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Ahmed Abdullahi, who briefed newsmen said that the incident occurred at about 5:50pm on Monday evening.

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How Navy Uncovered Bunkering Site In Rivers

By Daniel Abia,

Port Harcourt

Nigerian Navy has uncovered an illegal oil bunkering site at government-owned Ship Builders Yard facility located along the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Agric Minister Blames Babangida For Nigeria’s Poor Economy

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh, has blamed the poor run of Nigeria’s economy on the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) introduced by former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida.

How Nigerian Died In South Africa Police Custody

South Africa closes consulate in Nigeria. Nigerian citizens and members of the South African police have protested outside a medical facility on Saturday following the death of a Nigerian in police custody in Johannesburg.

Troops Kill 20 Suspected Terrorists, Rescue 370

The Nigerian Army says troops fighting Boko Haram militants in Borno have killed over 20 terrorists and freed 370 persons held hostage by the sect members.

Gunmen Raid Five Villages In Adamawa

Gunmen have attacked five villages in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

 

Although there has been no official report of the number of casualties involved, residents of the area say that about 15 people might have been killed.

Jihadi Jack: First White British Member Of ISIS

 

The first white British man has been publicly identified as joining ISIS in Syria, according to The Sunday Times.

The paper reports that Jack Letts, a 20-year-old man originally from Oxford, joined the radical Islamist group and secretly traveled to Syria two years ago.

Lateef Omidiji Jr.: 12-year-old Nigerian To Take World Football By Storm

The 12-year-old US-born striker currently plays for the Under-14 team of Netherlands second division side Dordrecht FC.

However, he already has a place reserved for him in the Nigeria U15 side based on first hand scouting by its coach Danladi Nasidi.

Group Reveals Real Sponsors Of Boko Haram

 

A group under the umbrella of the Borno Elders Forum has alleged that persons indicted in the diversion of funds meant to purchase arms for soldiers combating insurgency in Northeast Nigeria are the real sponsors of Boko Haram.

Online Publishers Association Denies Parley With Lai Mohammed

 

A group, the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has dissociated itself from a purported meeting the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, held with some online publishers in the country.

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