Thursday 11 May 2017

Nigerian govt suspends University Vice Chancellor over alleged fraud

The federal government has suspended the embattled vice chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olusola Oyewole, who is currently facing a criminal charge in court.
The suspension order was conveyed in a May 8 letter signed by the acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Hussaini Adamu.

The letter directed Mr. Oyewole to hand over the affairs of the institution to the most senior staff.

OGBC workers begin strike over unpaid salaries

Workers of the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) in Abeokuta on Wednesday started an indefinite strike over unpaid four months’ salaries.

The workers arrived at the station around 5am and locked the studio and offices to prevent the general manager and top management staff from having access to their offices.

Led by Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (nuj), Abiodun Ogundipe, and Chairman, Radio, Television and Theatre Workers Union (RATTAWU), Ayo Aina, the workers had issued a three-day warning to the management to pay the salaries.

N-Power beneficiaries protest non-payment of 5-month stipend

Some beneficiaries of the Federal Government N-power programme in Nasarawa have protested the non-payment of their five months stipend.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protesters who carried placards and leaves marched for over five kilometres from the Lafia Branch of United Bank for Africa to the Government House.

Spokesman of the group, Abdulkareem Isiaka, said most of their members have not been paid since the programme started five months ago.

National Assembly passes 2017 budget

The National Assembly has passed the 2017 Appropriations Bill, raising the budget from N7.28 billion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in December last year, to N7.44 trillion.

The Appropriations Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives separately presented their harmonised reports of the budget for consideration and subsequent passage on Thursday.

Veteran Actor,Olu Jacobs commends Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2017

Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs has commended the organizers of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, for creating a befitting platform showcasing the work of African designers and the vast tourism potential of the nation to the rest of the world.

Jacobs took time off his busy schedule at a movie location, to be part of AFWN 2017 pre-event photo shoot at the Tinubu Square, Lagos.

Delta assembly speaker impeached

The speaker of Delta State House of Assembly Monday Igbuya has been impeached and Sheriff Oborevwori has been elected as his successor.

Details later.

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