Day: February 5, 2020

ASUU hints at nationwide strike over govt failure to fulfill 2009 MOU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has hinted that it may embark on a nationwide strike over failure by the Federal Government to fulfil the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reached with it since 2009. This was revealed on Wednesday by the Chairman of the University of Jos chapter of ASUU, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, who informed that the union was currently mobilising its members across the nation in a bid to embark on strike because government has failed to meet its demands. Maigoro who was speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that a large...

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Ban on Okada shows poor quality of thought, ADP gov candidate, Gbadamosi says

A 2019 governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has described the idea that commercial motorcycles and tricycles have no place in a megacity as strange. Gbadamosi, who contested on the platform of Action Democratic Party, said on Tuesday that the action by the Lagos State Government banning the operations of Okada and Keke riders in six local governments and nine local council development areas of the state was poorly thought out. The PUNCH reported that the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, said the proscription took effect from February 1, ordering the riders not to ply...

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The Barcelona crisis over Ernesto Valverde’s sack: Messi hits back at Eric Abidal

Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona has been thrown into doubt after the six-time Ballon d’Or winner took the unusual step of publicly condemning the club’s sporting director for comments made in the media. The 32-year-old made his feelings known after Eric Abidal criticised the playing squad in a newspaper interview in which he explained the decision to sack Ernesto Valverde while the club were top of La Liga. “Many players weren’t satisfied or working hard and there was also an internal communication problem,” Abidal told Diario Sport. “The relationship between the coach and the dressing room has always been good but there...

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Protesters burn LASTMA vehicle to ashes in Lagos, relating to the ban on Okada

Hell was let loose in the early hours of Wednesday, in Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos state when dealers of motorcycles, popularly called “Okada,” riders and miscreants, known as “Area Boys,” engaged the police in a violent confrontation over enforcement of the recent ban by state government on Okada and others. The situation which led to commotion and destruction of properties was said to have started around 8.am, which also resulted in a traffic jam as motorists were caught in the clash. Several vehicles were smashed and shops looted by miscreants who seized the opportunity to loot and vandalized properties....

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I Had Sleepless Night Sealing Man United Deal; Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has revealed how he had sleepless night in Shanghai China while trying to finalize his loan transfer to Manchester United from Shanghai Shenhua on the January tranfer deadline day. Ighalo sealed his loan move to United on deadline day – Friday January 31, after turning down offers from Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur. And speaking in his first interview published on the Manchester United’s official website on Wednesday, the 2019 AFCON golden boot winner said: “Yeah, it was very dramatic. My agent called me the day before and said Man United. I would love to go. A few other...

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