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Polytechnics: ASUP begin nationwide strike today


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ( ASUP ) has said it is embarking on an indefinite nationwide strike on Wednesday (today). The ASUP National President, Usman Dutse, confirmed this to our correspondent in an interview on Tuesday, saying the

Strike may end on Monday as FG, ASUU reach partial pact

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The Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU ) have reached a partial agreement, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, announced on Monday. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Ngige made

2019 polls: SDP rejects Atiku for president, backs Duke


The Social Democratic Party ( SDP ) has rejected the choice of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, as the consensus presidential candidate of the Coalition of United Political Parties. It said Atiku’s emergence did not

P+ Measurement extends partnership with Global Communications Agency


Media monitoring and evaluation agency, P+ Measurement Services has announced an extension of its media monitoring and evaluation partnership with global communications firm, Burness Communications for 2019. The extension will enable P+ to continue providing print, online, TV and radio

Explosion rocks Umuahia Catholic cathedral


An explosion on Tuesday rocked the diocesan headquarters of the Catholic Archdiocese of Umuahia, popularly called Mater Dei Catholic Cathedral, on Azikiwe Road in Umuahia, the Abia State capital. It was gathered that the explosion, which occurred on the church

2019 elections: Atiku, Ezekwesili absent as presidential candidates sign peace pact


Three candidates for the 2019  presidential election were conspicuously absent from the signing of the national peace accord ahead of next year’s general polls in Abuja on Tuesday. They were Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Donald Duke of

Election interfering: Jonathan’s book misrepresented facts- says US


The United States consulate in Nigeria has responded to allegations contained in the book written by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan had, in his recent book, titled, ‘My Transition Hours’ claimed that former United States President, Barack Obama, meddled in

Commotion in Senate as Buhari excludes South-South, South-East from EFCC board


There was a rowdy session in the  Senate on Tuesday over the four members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The senators were divided as the lawmakers from the South-East and

Having sex in car not a crime, Nigeria Police affirm

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The Nigeria Police Force says it is not a crime to have sex in one’s car. The police, however, said it could be considered a crime if one has sex with underage person; or if the car is parked in

Ambode orders full traffic law enforcement, increases mobile courts


The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered the full enforcement of the state traffic law to bring sanity on Lagos roads. He also ordered the state Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice to increase the number of