Why UNIOSUN Shut Down Indefinitely

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The governing council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has announced the indefinite closure of the institution.

The registrar of the university, Gafar Shittu, in a statement on Monday in Osogbo, said that the closure of the institution was sequel to what he described as “notorious activities” of some non-teaching staff under the guise of unionism.

This statement reads: “The governing council of Osun State University has approved the closure of the university with immediate effect.

“This is sequel to the notorious activities of some non-teaching staff members under the guise of unionism.

“These activities now pose danger to lives and properties within and around the university campuses.

“Management wishes to sincerely apologise to parents, guardians and students for any inconveniences that this closure may cause.

“Efforts are geared towards addressing the prevalent lawlessness, finally.

“We urge our law abiding staff and students to remain calm and stay away from the campuses in the mean time.”

In his reaction to the closure, Isaiah Fayemi, the chairman of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the university, said he was shocked by the announcement of the closure.

“We are surprised that the management decided to close down the university,” he said.

“Our protests have been very peaceful since last week Wednesday when we started.”

Also, there was tension in the university after some operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) in the state allegedly attacked some workers  during the protest.

It was gathered that the members of the non-teaching staff of the university had converged at the University Guest House at Olu Alabi Way, Opposite Ilelabo, G.R.A. Oke Fia, Osogbo to solidarise with some of their union leaders appearing before the Staff Disciplinary Committee of the school.

The heavily armed DSS officers were said to have prevented some of the union leaders from gaining entry into the Guest House despite their explanation that they had been invited.

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Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech Is Yam Without Oil

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Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech Is Yam Without Oil – Fredrick Nwabufo

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Why are President Buhari’s speeches always vapid and tepid? This morning, I listened to his Democracy Day address on a stratosphere of expectations but was brought to the terra firma of disappointment. Totally uninspiring!

This piece was written by Fredrick Nwabufo. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

I strained my ears to hear the president mention a single project his government started and completed in three years. But he mentioned none, except for “carry-over projects”. Not even a significant achievement. Can I then say the government spent three years floundering and chasing a will-o-the-wisp?

Full Text Of President Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech

By the way, when has granting licences for the establishment of private universities become an achievement?

Also, the president’s speech was destitute of exactitude in halting violent crimes. He said more security personnel are being recruited and trained, and that more “modern-day” arms are being procured to help in the fight against terrorism and other violent crimes. Granted that this is a customary government approach to security challenges, I had expected him to address specific cases in Benue, Taraba, Zamfara and Adamawa with spunk.

The president used the political phrase “herdsmen-farmers” clashes to refer to the killings in the central part of the country. I saw this as skirting around the issue. What is happening in Benue, where Catholic priests and parishioners were killed, is a deliberate massacre not “herdsmen-farmers” clashes. What happened in Taraba on Friday, where a seminary was attacked, is intentioned criminality not “herdsmen-farmers” clashes.

I believe the first approach to solving a security problem is stripping it of all political pretences and trappings. The killings in Benue and other places should be properly tagged and addressed. Nigeria is at present an island of blood. Too many souls have been dispatched to the place yonder untimely.

However, I must commend the president for his decision to sign the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill. But he must understand that he is not doing the youth a favour. That bill encapsulates the rights and not privileges of young Nigerians to vie for any elective office in the country. It is long overdue.

Democracy Day! Buhari Agrees To Sign ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill – But In A Few Days

I also get a feeling that the president is trying to pacify the youth after his “LazyNigerianyouth” gaffe. Why wait this long to sign the bill – after youth protests and rallies? The 2019 general election is nigh and the youth are crucial to it.

In all, the speech is yam without oil for me. Drab! I ate the yam like that, and almost choked on it.

Fredrick is a writer, journalist and media entrepreneur. He can be reached on Twitter: @FredrickNwabufo, Facebook: Fredrick Nwabufo

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#MadeInLagos: Wizkid Reveals Name Of Fourth Studio Album, Talks Collaboration With Skepta (WATCH VIDEO)

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Multi award-winning singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, has revealed the name of his fourth studio album.

He brought the revelation to light during an interview he granted top UK DJ Tim Westwood, moments after his history making performance at the O2 Arena for his Afrorepublik concert.

Olamide Releases Dance Video For ‘Kana’ Featuring Wizkid

According to the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner, his fourth studio album will be titled ‘ Made in Lagos,’ and he will be featuring no artiste.

“The new album is called Made in Lagos, Wizkid Made in Lagos; 10 tracks, no features just straight Wizkid,” he said.

Wizkid also spoke of his forthcoming collaboration with Skepta.

“My collaboration with Skepta is also in the works, it will drop very soon. I don’t want to say anything more on that.”

Speaking on his relationship with folks in Surulere where he grew up, he said he loved going back to his “hood”.

“Everytime I go back, I’m always in my hood. I like to hang out with them, let them feel me and know that its not magic. If I can do it then you can. I like to inspire the kids.”

Watch video below:

 

ALSO READ: Tiwa Savage Reacts As Davido Teases Wizkid Over Rumoured Romance With Her

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Nigeria’s Minimum Wage Increase ‘Delayed’ – September No Longer Feasible

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has disclosed that the country’s new national minimum wage may not materialise in September as earlier envisaged.

Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, Ngige said his committee – established to look into the issue in 2017 – will only conclude its work in September.

After that, he explained, it will have to go to the government “for deliberation and approval”, at which point an executive bill will be sent to the National Assembly.

“The committee on the new National Minimum wage is expected to conclude its work by the end of September and present its report to the government for deliberation and approval before an executive bill is sent to the National Assembly on the issue”.

The minister, however, said that the issue of capacity to pay was also paramount in the deliberations on the minimum wage.

According to him, it is to get the input of all those concerned including state governments and the organised private sector that the committee embarked on zonal public hearing across the country.

The minister said further that in the course of the zonal public hearings, many state governments made different submissions ranging from N22,000 monthly to N58,000.

Nigeria’s minimum wage – currently set at 18,000 naira ($50; £37) a month – has not risen since 2011.

Meanwhile, South Africa has just set its first minimum wage at $1.59 an hour, or $278 a month.

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Benik Afobe Set To Re-sign For Wolverhampton In £12.5m Deal From Bournemouth

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Wolves are set to take up the option to buy Benik Afobe for a fee of £12.5m, allowing the Bournemouth striker to return to Molineux on a permanent deal.

Talks are at an advanced stage for Benik Afobe, who scored six goals in seven starts after signing on loan for the Championship winners in January. That loan deal included an option to buy the player on a permanent basis before the end of the loan agreement.

Bournemouth paid Wolves a then club record fee of £10m for Afobe in January 2016.

Now the 25-year-old is to be signed on a permanent deal for the Premier league campaign.

Wolves are also are set to complete the permanent signing of Willy Boly after activating their right to buy the French centre-back.

Boly was instrumental in Wolves’ promotion to the Premier League last season with a series of excellent displays on the left of Nuno Espirito Santo’s back three.

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Robert Lewandowski Wants To Quit Bayern Munich, Says Agent Pini Zahavi

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Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich, according to his agent Pini Zahavi, who told Sport Bild magazine that the Bundesliga’s top scorer “feels that he needs a change and a new challenge in his career”.

Pini Zahavi, the Israeli agent who helped facilitate Neymar’s world-record transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last year, said Lewandowski’s reasons “are not money or a specific club, as nearly all top clubs would like to have the world’s best striker in their ranks”.

Robert Lewandowski whose contract with Bayern runs until 2021, has scored 106 goals in 126 Bundesliga games for the club since switching from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.

He has tasted league success in every season at Bayern, though he has endured a frustrating run in the Champions League, exiting at the semi-final stage in three of his four seasons with the club – with a quarter-final defeat coming in 2017.

Bayern’s chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, recently ruled out a transfer. “We know what we have in Robert Lewandowski. Nobody need worry, he will also play football here in Munich next year,” he said.

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Benue Assembly Passes Bill Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage

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The Benue State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill to prohibit marriage contract between persons of the same sex in the state.

Cited as Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Law, 2018, the bill was passed at plenary after a clause by clause consideration by the Committee of the whole presided over by the Speaker, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange.

According to the bill, “a marriage contract or civil union entered into between persons of same sex shall not be solemnised in a Church, Mosque or any other place of worship in Benue’’.

The bill also prohibited the registration or recognition of gay clubs, societies, and organisations, their sustenance, procession, and meeting as well as a public show of same sex amorous relationship directly or indirectly.

It stipulated that any person who entered into a same sex marriage contract or civil union commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of 14 years imprisonment.

Speaking after the third reading of the bill, the Speaker said same sex union was alien to the culture and tradition of the State and has to be prohibited.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that former President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the Bill which outlawed same sex marriage in Nigeria on January 7, 2014, in defiance of protests from some countries, groups, and activists.

(NAN)

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Juventus Set To Complete Free Signing Of Liverpool’s Emre Can This Week

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Juventus are confident they’ll complete the signing of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can by the end of the week

Emre Can is out of contract at Anfield this summer. That means the 24-year-old can move for free in July and he has long been linked with a switch to Juventus.

According to Sky Sports Italia, Can’s move to the Italian champions could be announced before the end of the week.

The midfielder has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with Juve and undergone a medical in Turin.

The move will make Can one of the best-paid players in Italy, with his wages totalling over £100,000-a-week.

Emre Can came on as a late substitute in Saturday’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid but had previously not featured since March because of a back injury and was left out of Germany’s preliminary World Cup squad.

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My Relationship With Jose Mourinho Is Perfect – Romelu Lukaku

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Romelu Lukaku says described his relationship with Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho as “perfect”.

The striker was named as a substitute for the final against Chelsea, having picked up an ankle injury during the win over Arsenal in late April.

However, Romelu Lukaku has rebuffed those claims but says everything is “all clear” with Mourinho following a discussion after the game.

Asked if he was desperate to start the final, Lukaku replied: “Of course, I was, but I didn’t look good in training at all.

“It was a difficult situation. Obviously me and the manager had a conversation, he’s the one that made the decision.

“But we had a conversation after the game, where we were both disappointed that we lost the game.”

“I said to him, ‘I’m looking forward to next season’, to see the team that he is going to prepare for next year to hopefully challenge Manchester City.

“Everybody is thinking me and the manager has a big issue or something, but it’s not like that, me and the manager have a perfect relationship. We had a little chat after the game and everything is all clear.”

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Aston Villa Announce John Terry’s Departure From The Club

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Aston Villa have confirmed John Terry will leave the club at the end of his contract, which expires next month.

In a statement, the club added: “We would like to place on record our most sincere thanks for the effort and professionalism he showed with us last season. 

“John is a true leader and was everything and more that we hoped.  Hugely popular and influential in the dressing room, he played a real captain’s role in creating the incredible bond the players shared with our supporters, and vice-versa.

“We hope he looks back on his time with Villa fondly and we wish him the very best as his career moves forward.”

The Midlands club have recently failed to secure promotion to the Premier League, losing in the play-off final to Fulham.

John Terry’s next move is not clear, although there are no initial indications that he plans to retire from playing.

Before joining Aston Villa last year, he reportedly received an “eye-watering offer” from Turkish club Galatasaray, while there was “definite interest” from China and the United States.

He has also previously stated a desire to move into management, saying it would be “incredible” to manage his former side Chelsea once his playing career ends.

Villa ‘need to change a lot of things’

Today I part ways with Aston Villa Football Club. I’m very proud to have had the opportunity to play and captain this great and huge club. I have given my everything this year both on and off the pitch and I’m still hurting today that we never managed to get back to the Premier League, where this club 100% belongs. I would like to thank Steve Bruce who was instrumental in me joining Villa, I have learnt so much from him as a manger this season that will stay with me forever.Also, I’d like to thank all the staff and players and our owner Dr Tony, who it was a real pleasure and honour to work with everyday. 💜⚽ Finally, a special thank you to the Villa supporters who have supported us both home and away in their thousands, up and down the country and have been amazing to me on a personal level. Villa will always have a place in my heart and I will look back on my time here and think about how close we were to reaching our goal. But now going forward, I would like to wish the management, staff, players and supporters good luck for the future. @avfcofficial 💜

A post shared by John Terry (@johnterry.26) on May 30, 2018 at 9:44am PDT

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MI Abaga Celebrates Dice Ailes As He Acquired New Crib (Watch Video)

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Chocolate City boss, MI Abaga recently took to social media to celebrate the success of label mate, Dice Ailes as he joins the league of Nigerian artistes who own a house.

The news of Dice’s new crib was made known on Monday, 28th 2018 when MI Abaga showed off the singer’s new crib while celebrating him the achievement.

Meanwhile, Dice Ailes is yet to display photos or video of his crib on his own social media channels for reasons believed to be best known to him.

Watch Video Below;

Singer Dice Ailes gets himself a new house in Lagos

A post shared by Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) on May 28, 2018 at 11:40pm PDT

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossip This Evening

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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

  • Manchester City are set to complete the club-record signing of Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez within days.
  • Joel Pereira wants to go out on loan after making only one first-team appearance for Manchester United last season, according to sources close to the ‘keeper.
  • Man Utd are putting the finishing touches on a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred while the Brazil international is in England with his national team.
  • United are set to announce a new, signing expected to be Porto right-back Diogo Dalot, “within hours”.

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

  • Cesar Azpilicueta is confident the world’s best players will still want to join Chelsea, despite the club not playing Champions League football next season.
  • Former Chelsea forward Eidur Gudjohnsen thinks Eden Hazard could opt to leave Stamford Bridge after a “disappointing” campaign for the Blues.
  • Fulham could be forced to pay nearly £20m to sign Newcastle forward Aleksandar Mitrovic on a permanent deal.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

  • Liverpool are reportedly one of a number of clubs interested in signing Southampton ‘keeper Alex McCarthy as a backup shot stopper this summer.
  • Liverpool are interested in Barca reserve ‘keeper Jasper Cillessen, according to reports in Spain.
  • Roma will demand £79m for ‘keeper Alisson, but will not allow the Brazilian to leave the Stadio Olimpico until after the World Cup.
  • Everton want to bring Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho to Goodison Park this summer, say reports in Portugal.
  • Besiktas are pondering a swoop for out-of-favour Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

  • Mikel Merino’s Newcastle future remains in doubt as La Liga clubs continue to monitor his situation at St James’ Park.
  • The Magpies may pass up on the opportunity to sign Stoke midfielder Joe Allen this summer.
  • Cardiff have joined the race to land Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

  • Sunderland’s summer transfer business is set to increase this week.

EXPRESS & STAR

  • Wolves have activated an option to buy Porto centre-back Willy Boly, who spent last season on loan at Molineux.
  • Erhun Oztumer has been linked with a trio of Championship clubs as he edges toward a Walsall exit.

THE SENTINEL

  • Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill thinks Stoke could be about to sign West Brom midfielder James McClean.
  • Port Vale’s move for Chesterfield striker Kristian Dennis appear to have ended.

HULL DAILY MAIL

  • Midfielder Jon Toral believes Hull supporters are still to see the best of him at the KC Stadium.
  • Tigers skipper Michael Dawson is set to make a decision over his long-term future this week as the veteran defender ponders a move away from the KCOM Stadium.
  • Hull wide man Kamil Grosicki has revealed he has “no idea” where his future will lie after this summer’s World Cup.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

  • Burnley face competition for the signature of West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez this summer.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

  • Bournemouth are one of a number of top-flight clubs said to be interested in Baggies frontman Jay Rodriguez.

LEICESTER MERCURY

  • Leicester are reportedly targeting a summer move for Nice winger Bassem Srarfi.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

  • Swansea are closing in on a deal for FK Ostersunds manager Graham Potter.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

  • Leeds forward Marcus Antonsson’s future at Elland Road remains in doubt amid interest for his services from Sweden.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

  • Derby target Kamil Grosicki has cast doubt over his future at Hull.

NOTTINGHAM POST

  • Hull defender Michael Dawson is set to complete his return to Nottingham Forest.
  • Notts County are expected to make another bid to sign Kristian Dennis after seeing an initial offer turned down for the Chesterfield forward.

THE BOLTON NEWS

  • Bolton are reportedly in a three-way battle to sign Bristol City ‘keeper Frank Fielding.

WIGAN EVENING POST

  • Paul Cook says he is fine with his out-of-contract players weighing up their options before deciding whether to remain with Wigan next season.

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Timaya Shows Off His Daughters’ Shaku-Shaku Dance Skills (Watch Video)

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Nigerian singer, Timaya has shared a video of his daughters flawlessly doing the Shaku-Shaku dance.

The hilarious video was shared on Tuesday May 29, 2018. Timaya shared the hilarious video and wrote;

“Shaku Shaku lessons from my GRACEY.”

Meanwhile, Timaya is one out of few Nigerian celebrities who have kept their families and personal affairs from public view for a while until recently.

Watch Video Below;

Shaku Shaku lessons from my GRACEY

A post shared by PAPICHULO (@timayatimaya) on May 29, 2018 at 9:24am PDT

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BREAKING: Ex-Taraba Gov Jolly Nyame Sentenced To 14 Years Imprisonment For N1.64bn Fraud

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Jolly Nyame, a former Governor of Taraba State, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison without an option of fine following a High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Mr Nyame, who was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly diverting N1.64 billion while he served as governor between 1999 to 2007, was found guilty of 27 out of 41 counts of alleged diversion of public funds.

Adebukola Bankole, the presiding judge, sentenced the defendant to four different terms in prison, after finding him guilty of receiving gratification, obtaining public funds without due consideration, criminal breach of trust and gratification.

The various sentences include a time of prison for two, five, seven and 14 years respectively.

The judge however noted that the terms are expected to run concurrently, meaning he would serve 14 years in jail unless the conviction is upturned by a higher court.

In the lengthy judgement that lasted over four hours, the judge narrated how several witnesses brought to court by both parties corroborated the allegation of fraud against the defendant.

The EFCC presented various witnesses who alluded to the fact that Mr Nyame approved the diversion of various funds amounting to over N345 million to a company, Saman global, within five weeks in 2005, among other allegations.

Despite claims by Mr Nyame that he never knew the said company, the court found him guilty of breaching public trust after noting that the ex-governor confirmed approving the memo wherein the order for the transfer of the funds was made.

The court held that Mr Nyame is guilty of over half of the charges.

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BREAKING: Ex-Taraba Gov Jolly Nyame Sentenced To 14 Years Imprisonment For N1.64bn Fraud

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Jolly Nyame, a former Governor of Taraba State, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison without an option of fine following a High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Mr Nyame, who was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly diverting N1.64 billion while he served as governor between 1999 to 2007, was found guilty of 27 out of 41 counts of alleged diversion of public funds.

Adebukola Bankole, the presiding judge, sentenced the defendant to four different terms in prison, after finding him guilty of receiving gratification, obtaining public funds without due consideration, criminal breach of trust and gratification.

The various sentences include a time of prison for two, five, seven and 14 years respectively.

The judge however noted that the terms are expected to run concurrently, meaning he would serve 14 years in jail unless the conviction is upturned by a higher court.

In the lengthy judgement that lasted over four hours, the judge narrated how several witnesses brought to court by both parties corroborated the allegation of fraud against the defendant.

The EFCC presented various witnesses who alluded to the fact that Mr Nyame approved the diversion of various funds amounting to over N345 million to a company, Saman global, within five weeks in 2005, among other allegations.

Despite claims by Mr Nyame that he never knew the said company, the court found him guilty of breaching public trust after noting that the ex-governor confirmed approving the memo wherein the order for the transfer of the funds was made.

The court held that Mr Nyame is guilty of over half of the charges.

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Ekiti 2018: Fayemi Resigns From Buhari’s Cabinet As Minister

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Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has announced his resignation as minister.

The minister, who publicly disclosed his resignation at a press briefing on Wednesday morning, said President Muhammadu Buhari had accepted his resignation which he turned in a few weeks ago. The resignation is effective May 30.

The announcement comes as Mr Fayemi emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the upcoming governorship elections in Ekiti on May 12.

The election is scheduled for July 14.

If Mr Fayemi wins, he would only be able to serve one term. He was denied a second term by Ayo Fayose in the state’s 2014 governorship elections.

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Ekiti 2018: Fayemi Resigns From Buhari’s Cabinet As Minister

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Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has announced his resignation as minister.

The minister, who publicly disclosed his resignation at a press briefing on Wednesday morning, said President Muhammadu Buhari had accepted his resignation which he turned in a few weeks ago. The resignation is effective May 30.

The announcement comes as Mr Fayemi emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the upcoming governorship elections in Ekiti on May 12.

The election is scheduled for July 14.

If Mr Fayemi wins, he would only be able to serve one term. He was denied a second term by Ayo Fayose in the state’s 2014 governorship elections.

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TRENDING VIDEO: Okorocha Reveals Why Nigerian Governors Must Steal

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has insinuated that it’s impossible for political office holders or State governors not to steal from the public treasury because their salaries are not enough.

Speaking on Channels TV, the outspoken governor seems to have suggested that keeping politically exposed persons from dipping their hands in the public purse will amount to an exercise in futility.

Okorocha also added that every citizen in Nigeria is corrupt to a certain degree.

He said: “All men steal. There’s no man in Nigeria, from A-Z who will say he lives with the money you pay him monthly. The salaries of governors are N750,000 a month.

“So, if you don’t have a second office or something else to do, you must steal. Any political office holder who doesn’t have a second office, must steal.”

Okorocha however averred that what is more important is making sure governors and political office holders deliver on the job like he’s doing in Imo state.

“But if you give target, excuse me, you then perform your work and people see the way you have done it and it’s correct, they are fine.

“In Imo State, people are happy with the performance. They are happy. Their children are going to school without school fees, they are happy,” he added.

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Biafra Group Fails In Attempt To Take Over Enugu Govt House

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Members of the Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF) have failed in a Wednesday morning attempt to take over Enugu Government House.

The group had some days back stated that nothing would stop their plans to declare Biafra republic on May 30.

The BZF had further expected “all Biafrans to observe a public holiday on May 30, adding: “Nigeria will not escape independence of Biafra on May 30th, if they arrest us, they have dug their hole. If they don’t arrest us, the announcement will be made.“

It also added that no amount of fighter jets deployed against the zone would stop the group from announcing Biafra and occupying the Enugu State Government House, which it said, was the designated headquarters of Biafra on May 30.

However, the Zionists led by their self-acclaimed President, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka, according to Daily Post, stormed the Government House as early as 7 am with Biafra flags.

It was gathered that the Zionists marched from Bissala Road axis to the premises of the State government house but were rounded up by security operatives upon their arrival at the gate.

A combined team of security operatives made up of the DSS, anti-terrorism squad, mobile policemen, SARS, among others carried out the operation.

It was also learnt that Onwuka and about fifteen other members of the group were arrested, while others fled.

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Rowdy Senate Session As Dino Melaye Opts To Sit With PDP Members

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Following weeks of absence at the Senate chambers, the embattled Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye, has resumed plenary on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Mr Melaye has been bed-ridden since he landed in the hospital after a failed attempt to evade being taken to Kogi State by the Nigerian police.

But upon arrival at plenary today, Senator Melaye requested to be moved from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) side of the chamber to the Opposition.

This is after he had thanked the the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for their support during his travails.

It is understood that he specifically requested to sit beside former Senate President, David Mark, pending the time a seat will be allocated to him.

It was gathered that Mr Melaye’s movement was greeted by rowdiness among lawmakers at the Senate floor with those who spoke later expressing mixed reactions.

While the PDP senators spoke in support of his move the APC senators in the chambers tried to prevent his movement.

He was thereafter aided by some of his colleagues to his preffered seat.

Meanwhile, let it be known that the lawmaker did not and is yet to formally announce his defection to the PDP.

To do so officially, he would have to write the Senate president of his decision to leave his party and join the opposition. The letter would then be read during Senate plenary.

Details later…

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BREAKING: Reps Member Formally Dumps APC For PDP

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A member of the House of Representatives who represents Kachia/Kagarko federal constituency, Adams Jagaba, has formally defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

In a letter read on the floor of the House on Wednesday by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Jagaba cited injustice and continued suspension from the APC as his reason for defecting to the PDP.

Lawmaker Slumps, Dies During Workout In Calabar

It was gathered that members of the PDP caucus in the House received him with joy and jubilation.

More details later…

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BREAKING: Lawmaker Slumps, Dies During Workout In Calabar

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Mr. Steven Ukpukpen, the lawmaker representing Obudu Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, has slumped and died during an early morning workout on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

According to The Punch, the incident happened at 7am along Moore Road in Calabar.

It was gathered that the lawmaker was rushed to a nearby Navy Clinic, but medical officials on duty said he was in a critical condition and therefore directed that he should be transferred to another hospital.

Ukpukpen was however confirmed dead by medical officials in a private hospital where he was later taken to.

The Anatomy Unit of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, where he was thereafter taken also certified him dead.

In his reaction, the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly (CRHA), Mr. John Gaul-Lebo, said he was in shock over the development.

Gaul-Lebo, who was in a meeting with the family of the deceased as of 11.51am, said the House would later issue a statement over the death of the lawmaker.

“I am still in shock. I do not know what to say. We are in a meeting with the family members and we would later issue a statement on the sad development,” he said.

More details later…

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VIDEO: Danny Young ft. Slimcase – Big Alhaji (Remix)

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Danny Young is back once again with the video of the remix of his recently released hit single titled BIG ALHAJI featuring SLIMCASE.

The creativity in this music video is top notch making it one of the best shaku shaku videos and certain to make the top list of its genre. There is no doubt Danny Young is set to dish out his sounds to his fans back to back.

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France Bans ‘Big Screen’ Zones For World Cup

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The threat of terrorist attacks in France has put paid to fans’ hopes of watching the World Cup on big screens in public spaces, France’s ministry for the interior announced Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

“I remind all publicly-elected officials of the fact that ‘big screen’ zones are completely forbidden in public spaces,” said a statement from the ministry.

France has been subject to several terrorist attacks in recent years, leading to an increased security presence all round.

“In the current climate of terrorist threats, the security procedures used at the last European Championship must be deployed again, with the same degree of efficiency.”

At Euro 2016, held in France, fans wanting to watch games on big screens in public had to do so by entering one of the 10 officially sanctioned “fan zones” in each host city, at which there was a heavy security presence.

Tuesday’s directive suggested that city officials hoping to bend the rules and organise their own fan zones with big screens can do so.

But “these transmissions, organised under their responsibility, can only be held in closed or strictly controlled areas (stadiums, sports venues, conference centres halls etc.)”

These areas would also require a “heavy security presence” and be at the “cost of the organiser”.

The 2018 World Cup in Russia will be held June 14-July 15.

AFP

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