LAUTECH ASUU kicks against fee hike

The Branch Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Dr Biodun Olaniran has said the union is against the commercialization and Privatization of Education in Nigeria.   Dr Olaniran said the union as is against the fee increment policy in the university. He added that as…

Minimum wage: We are still struggling to pay eighteen thousand naira  – Govs

Nigerian Governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum have declared that they are still struggling to pay the current minimum wage of eighteen thousand naira. Though they said they were not against the upward review of the minimum wage, they nevertheless said the ability of states to pay must be considered. Chairman of…

Congo accuses Angola of violent expulsions, Luanda denies

The Democratic Republic of Congo has summoned the Angolan ambassador over the expulsion of thousands of Congolese migrants from Angola during a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining this month, Congo’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.   Congolese migrants and officials have said dozens of people were killed during an operation by Angolan security forces and…

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane undergoes surgery on broken left thumb

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has undergone an operation after breaking his left thumb while on international duty with Senegal.Mane returned to Liverpool early after breaking the thumb during Senegal’s three-nil win over Sudan on Saturday and underwent surgery on Wednesday.   iverpool said in a statement that the surgery, conducted at a northwest hospital and supervised…

WHO committee warnsCongo’s Ebola outbreak could worsen without stepped-up response

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an emergency committee of experts convened by the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.   However, it does not yet constitute a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the emergency committee said.  …

Ekiti Scraps Development Levy In Schools

The new Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday ordered the immediate scrapping of payment of development levy in all public secondary and primary schools across the state.Students and pupils pay N1,000 and N500 respectively as development levy per term under the administration of former Governor Ayo Fayose.   The policy generated controversies from…

Fayose spends third day in custody as EFCC releases pictures of houses he allegedly ‘bought through Dasukigate’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released pictures of some houses which Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, allegedly purchased through illegal means. Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, released the pictures on Wednesday, saying the properties were uncovered while the anti-graft agency was investigating the allegations of corruption against the former…

Federal Government approves “No Work, No Pay” Policy

The federal government has approved the implementation of no work, no pay principle when workers go on strike.The federal executive council (FEC) issued the approval during its weekly meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.   The minister of labour and productivity,Chris Ngige, said the report of the technical committee on industrial relations matters in the federal…

FG to recover `18-year lost revenue from oil giants- Supreme Court.

The Federal Government has been ordered by the Supreme Court to immediately commence steps to recover all revenues lost to oil exploring companies due to wrong profit sharing formula termed as the production sharing contracts since August 2003. A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen,…