Reopening of universities hangs in balance as FUTA SSANU, NASU begin 3-days protest

Reopening of universities hangs in balance as FUTA SSANU, NASU begin 3-days protest

By: Ade Adeleke The hope of reopening the Nation’s Universities may be under may not be materialised afterall and still hanging in the balance, as the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) chapters of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) today joined a 3-day nationwide protest declared by their national bodies. The two non-teaching staff unions of public universities had after a meeting of their National Joint…

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Further closure of Schools dangerous for children’s future —UNICEF

Further closure of Schools dangerous for children’s future —UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, has declared that continuous closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic will impact negatively on the development, safety and wellbeing of children globally, noting that schools are not drivers of the viral disease. UNICEF also warned that the effects of closing school for another year will be felt for generations to come. The agency in a statement on Tuesday maintained that despite overwhelming evidence that schools were…

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Nobody can intimidate me, let’s meet at Appeal Court —Ajasin’s daughter tells Akeredolu

Nobody can intimidate me, let’s meet at Appeal Court —Ajasin’s daughter tells Akeredolu

One of the aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC for the October 10 Governorship in Ondo State, Mrs Jumoke Anifowoshe has declared that she will appeal the ruling of the Federal High Court Abuja which dismissed her case against the validity of the July 20, 2020 primary election that produced Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the party for the October 10 Governorship election. A federal high court in Abuja, had dismissed the…

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Jegede, PDP close case, fail to call 399 witnesses at Ondo Tribunal

Jegede, PDP close case, fail to call 399 witnesses at Ondo Tribunal

The PDP and its candidate in the ondo 2020 October 10 governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede today closed their case before the state election petitions tribunal sitting in Akure. Counsel to the petitioners, Onyechi Ipeazu said they have opted to narrow their case to the evidences presented before the court. Jegede and PDP listed over 400 witnesses and many exhibits with additional nine days to defence their case. Ikpeazu said they are no longer interested in…

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Ondo APC reacts as Court dashes hope of Ajasin’s daughter

Ondo APC reacts as Court dashes hope of Ajasin’s daughter

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, has commended the judiciary for supporting the development of democratic efforts in Nigeria. Reacting to the decision of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which dismissed a case challenging the governorship primary of the party in July, 2020 and filed by Mrs Jumoke Anifowose-Ajasin, the party chieftain said it behoves all hands must be on deck to sustain democracy. In a statement issued…

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Breaking: Akeredolu records another legal victory over his reelection

Breaking: Akeredolu records another legal victory over his reelection

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in the last October 10 governorship election in Ondo state has recorded another legal victory over his reelection in office. The latest case where he recorded victory is the suit filed by an APC governorship aspirant, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose-Ajasin, who is challenging the party’s primary that produced Akeredolu as the APC candidate on the ground of noncompliance with the party and…

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Oyemekun & Misconceptions about Akure people

Oyemekun & Misconceptions about Akure people

The story of Ajapada Ekun and how we came about Oloyemekun or Omo Ekun The institution of Oba monarchy in Akure was established by Ajapada. Ajapada was reported to be the son of Ekun. Ekun was also known to be one of the several sons of Oduduwa. He was also named Omoremilekun after Ekun had died during his pregnancy. Ekun was a father to Ajapada. It was Oduduwa who took care of him, so he…

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Education Minister misquoted, as FG clarifies Jan. 18 schools’ resumption

Education Minister misquoted, as FG clarifies Jan. 18 schools’ resumption

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said schools in the country will resume on January 18, until the Ministry of Education announces further directive. PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this while featuring on TVC yesterday. Just on Monday, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the Federal Government would review the January 18 date which was fixed for resumption of schools across Nigeria. However, Aliyu clarified that Adamu did not say…

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Plot by Fulani’s Miyetti Allah to destroy Amotekun uncovered

Plot by Fulani’s Miyetti Allah to destroy Amotekun uncovered

Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has warned the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to desist from “plot” to infiltrate the Southwest Security Network (Amotekun). The Yoruba organisation gave the warning in reaction to MACBAN’s call for inclusion of its members and other ethnic bodies in the outfit. OPC said the demand was a ploy to weaken the Amotekun and put the region in “perpetual security threat”. The group’s Publicity Secretary, Yinka Oguntimehin, in…

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