Varsity workers suspend strike after deal with government

From Magnus Eze and Uju James, Abuja The Federal Government yesterday struck a deal with non-teaching staff of universities which led to the suspension of their two weeks nationwide strike. With the truce between the two parties, after eight hours of keen negotiations which ended early hours of yesterday, the leadership of the striking unions have directed members to resume work on...

Lagos restricts movement on Ikorodu Road

Lagos restricts movement on Ikorodu Road Lagos State Government has said that there would be partial restriction of movement on Ikorodu Road, to enable it replace dilapidated and disused steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi Bus Stop, with a new footbridge. In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olujimi Hotonu, the government said that in its...

​UEFA pick venue for 2019 Champions League final

UEFA pick venue for 2019 Champions League final The newly built Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host the 2019 Champions League final UEFA has confirmed. Built on the site of the former Estadio Olímpico de Madrid in the Spanish capital, the new home of Atlético opened on Saturday with their Liga game against Málaga. Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabéu previously staged the...

No retreat, no surrender in LASU-ASUU face-off

Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun Following a sweeping dismissal of 15 academic staff members and two non-academic workers by Lagos State University, including the chairman and vice chairman of its Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Head, Education Desk,Iyabo Lawal, writes that trouble may be brewing in the institution amid an allegation of witch-hunt. On September 7, the management of Lagos State University( LASU) kicked out 15 academic...

Court refuses to join Alison-Madueke as defendant in alleged $1.6b oil scam

Former Minister of Petroleum, Alison-Madueke The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday rejected the application by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to be joined as defendant in the ongoing trial of Chairman, Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Nigeria Limited, Mr. Jide Omokore. The court, however, struck out the count eight of the nine charges where Diezani’s name was mentioned, which...

Tanzanian boxer, Shauri, vows to teach Nigeria’s Eribo bitter lessons

PHOTO: Sunypoly.edu Tanzania’s Ramadhani Shauri, who is billed to fight Nigeria’s Stanley ‘Edo Boy’ Eribo for the African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight title on October 1, has declared that he will dethrone his opponent. Speaking yesterday from his base in Dar es Salam, the Tanzanian capital, Shauri boasted that the reigning champion would have a very short reign, as he has...

Real Madrid beaten by Betis on Ronaldo return

Real Betis’ forward from Paraguay Arnaldo Sanabria (R) celebrates beside Real Madrid’s goalkeeper from Costa Rica Keylor Navas after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017.GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP Antonio Sanabria struck deep into stoppage time to hand Real Betis a...

Nigeria gets nod to proscribe IPOB 

The Federal High Court, Abuja has granted an ex-parte application filed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The order also declared as illegal, all activities of the organisation nationwide.The court also restrained “any person or group of persons from participating in any of the group’s activities.”...

Labour suspends strike, commends government for paying salary arrears

Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, the President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) . • Nurses, midwives begin action • Benue civil servants block road over unpaid wages The organised labour has suspended the nationwide strike, which it planned to begin yesterday.This followed the commencement of the payment of their outstanding salaries and allowances by the Federal Government.The union, under the aegis of...

Be fair to minorities in Nigeria, Atiku tells Buhari

Atiku applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for drawing the United Nations (UN) attention to the sufferings of Myanmar’s Rohingya people cited by the UN as perhaps the world’s most persecuted minorities. Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the world a good example in the way minorities are...