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ASUP strike justifiable

ASUP strike justifiable

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has pointed out that the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, is justified.He made the statement on his Twitter handle in response to the indefinite strike embarked upon by the union recently.Senator Sani said, “…

Vigilante group arrests 120 vigilante-suspected-cultists in Epe

Vigilante group arrests 120 vigilante-suspected-cultists in Epe

The Vigilante Group, in Epe, has arrested 120 suspected cultists and hoodlums between January and November in Epe, Lagos State. File: Weapons of operation .The Team Head, Mr Olajide Monday, made this disclosure to newsmen in Epe on Friday. He said that the suspected cultists were arrested in some ar…

How Pensioners hail Buhari

How Pensioners hail Buhari

Pensioners, under the ages of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Contributory Pension Scheme Sector (NUPCPS), have written to President Muhammadu Buhari, applauding his administration as the best they have seen in 14 years of the pension scheme. In a letter dated December 10, 2018, signed by the Chairman…

Nigeria files $1.1bn London lawsuit against Shell, Eni over oil deal

Nigeria files $1.1bn London lawsuit against Shell, Eni over oil deal

Lawyers for the Nigerian government said they had filed a $1.1-billion lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in a commercial court in London on Thursday in relation to a 2011 oilfield deal.The OPL 245 oilfield is also at the heart of an ongoing corruption trial in Milan in which former and curre…

Again, Shi’ites Protest in Abuja

Again, Shi’ites Protest in Abuja

Hundreds of Shi’ites protesters have stormed the space between Eagle Square and the Federal Secretariat to again demand for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.Already, several trucks of armed policemen have arrived the scene while the unperturbed protester continued to sing various song…

Saudi Arabia retains 95,000 quota for Nigeria pilgrims

Saudi Arabia retains 95,000 quota for Nigeria pilgrims

The government of Saudi Arabia has approved 95,000 slots for Nigeria pilgrims for 2019 Hajj exercise.The renewed allocation for 2019 indicates that Nigeria maintains the quota enjoyed in 2018 exercise despite the inability to cover the slot.Besides, the Federal government has entered a Memorandum of…

Case on Nigerian refugee Festus Okey murdered at Istanbul police station reopened after 11 years

Case on Nigerian refugee Festus Okey murdered at Istanbul police station reopened after 11 years

The case on the murder of Nigerian refugee Festus Okey at Istanbul’s Beyoğlu police station in 2017 has been reopened after 11 years, with activists and rights groups vowing to keep following the case.The move came after the Court of Cassation dismissed a ruling rejecting an involvement request file…

US Senate Rebukes Saudi Arabia Over Yemen War, Khashoggi Murder

US Senate Rebukes Saudi Arabia Over Yemen War, Khashoggi Murder

As the US Senate moved to vote on Thursday on a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia for its conduct of the war in Yemen and the assassination of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a bipartisan group of senators vowed to impose concrete sanctions on the kingdom in legislation next year.Senator Lind…

NASCON unveils Dangote classic seasoning cubes, curry

NASCON unveils Dangote classic seasoning cubes, curry

NASCON Allied Plc, a subsidiary of the Dangote Industries Limited , on Thursday introduced a new classic seasoning cube which consumers have described as tasty and flavorful , with a unique taste and aroma.Executive Director, Commercial NASCON Allied Plc Hajiya Fatima Aliko Dangote described the new…

Don’t create tension between Igbos and Yorubas in Lagos – Sanwoolu warns Agbaje

Don’t create tension between Igbos and Yorubas in Lagos – Sanwoolu warns Agbaje

APC Governorship candidate in Lagos, Babajide Sanwoolu has warned the Guber candidate of the PDP, Jimi Agbaje to desist from playing tribal politics in order not to create tension in the state.Sanwoolu warned Agbaje against instigating ethnic tensions in the state ahead of the March 2, 2019 election…