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BREAKING: ASUU Planning Serious Action After FG Paid Members Half Salary, Fixes Date



BREAKING: ASUU Vows To Resume Strike After What FG Did To Its Members

BREAKING: ASUU is planning serious action after FG paid members half salary and it has fixed a date.

News ToGo learned that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, reluctantly suspended its strike in obedience to a court order but it is pushing an appeal against the initial judgment that ordered it to resume work.

However, a recent development where the Federal Government paid members of the union half of their salary for the month of October is raising dust. The new twist emerged on Thursday when an indication emerged that the FG didn’t keep to its word as ASUU members were paid a half-month salary making many of them kick against it.

A senior member of the ASUU at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who craved anonymity confirmed this development. He noted that the government only paid half salary for the month of October.

“The much I know, those who have called me said they were paid only for eighteen days for the month of October,” he said.

Another academic staff member added: “Yes, I only received 18 working days salary, that’s what they paid me; my colleague received the same.”

The UNILAG chapter of the union described the development as “insensitive and disheartening” on its Twitter page.

The UNILAG branch chairperson, Dele Ashiru wrote: “The leadership of the union at the national level has been duly informed about this unfortunate development and they are on top of the issue”.

At the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, (UDU), Sokoto, the Union has accused the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, of attempts to create disharmony among its members.

There were reports of selective and biased payment of lecturers’ salaries at the university, with some lecturers in the College of Public Health and Medicine receiving all their outstanding salaries.

Ngige had said those categories of workers didn’t participate in the Union’s strike.

Amid low morale among the returning members of the Union, the recent development may complicate the crisis in public universities.

However, ASUU has called a nationwide Congress in its various branches on Tuesday next week to decide what action it will take. The outcome of the ASUU congresses scheduled to hold on November 8, 2022 will determine the next action the lecturers will take against the FG after they were paid half salary.


BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Speaks After Meeting IGP Alkali Over Murder Of Bolanle Raheem



BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Speaks After Meeting IGP Alkali Over Murder Of Bolanle Raheem

Sanwo-Olu has spoken after meeting IGP Alkali over the murder of Bolanle Raheem.

News ToGo learned that more Nigerians have been calling for concrete actions over the shooting of the Lagos-based Lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, on Christmas Day by a trigger-happy policeman.

However, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday said there would be no cover-up in the investigation and prosecution of the culprit(s) involved in the murder. He said the outcome of investigations of the case is very important to the government and the people of Lagos State, stressing that the people deserved to know the process leading to justice for the victim.

Sanwo-Olu spoke during his visit to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, at the police headquarters in Abuja, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

He said, “We really need to get a sense of security architecture in the state and what we need to do. First is to condemn the very unfortunate incident, to express the grief of the government and the people of Lagos State, and to say how very unfortunate at this period in our time to have incidents like this.

“But beyond that is really how do we ensure that incidents like this are reduced to the barest minimum and what can government do that we are not currently doing that we can do to help the Nigeria Police, the Lagos State Police Command and how do we ensure that we have better collaboration because we do not have any other police force.”

Speaking further on the importance of his meeting with the IGP, Sanwo-Olu said his government would continually work with the Nigeria Police in providing additional equipment like body cameras and a joint advocacy programme to enhance public and police communication.

Also speaking, the IGP assured Sanwo-Olu that there would not be any cover-up in handling the case of the deceased lawyer and the culprit.

“I can assure you that there is no going to be any hanky-panky on the issue. We are also saddened about the incident. I want to again extend my condolences to the family of the late Bolanle Raheem, the husband, and the entire family.

“I also wish to extend my condolence to the government and the people of Lagos State and Nigeria at large.

“We will continue to improve on how our officers will engage in the use of firearms. At the same time, we also want to appeal to Nigerians to be responsible. They should help the police by way of supervision and making their work easy. I want to assure the members of the public that their case will be dealt with,” he said.

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BREAKING: Many Houses On Fire Amid Celebrations (VIDEO)



BREAKING: Many Houses On Fire Amid Celebrations (VIDEO)

Many houses have been gutted by fire amid celebrations.

News ToGo learned that the fire outbreak took place Tuesday morning in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos.

An eyewitness explained that the fire started just before 9 a.m. The fire broke out in one of the buildings on Ibadan Street off Cemetery Road.

By 10 a.m., it had extended to two other houses, causing the other residents to panic.

“I called the Lagos Fire Service at about 9:05 a.m. They arrived about 40 minutes later, which was a bit late.

“The crowd and traffic to did not help matters because the police, led by the DPO, had to first make way for them”, the citizen said.

Emergency responders are still on ground but have been able to contain the situation as occupants count their losses.

The incident followed Monday evening’s fire incident on Aladelola Street in the Ikosi Ketu area of Lagos.

Lagos has recorded some fire outbreaks earlier in the fire including the ones that affected residential houses and others that occurred in markets. occurred

Watch the video Here

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BREAKING: What The Wife Of Peter Obi’s Man Did In Court After Husband Was Convicted Of Fraud



BREAKING: What The Wife Of Peter Obi's Man Did In Court After Husband Was Convicted Of Fraud

The reaction of the wife of Peter Obi’s man in Court after her husband was convicted can be read here.

News ToGo learned that Chief Doyin Okupe, former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was convicted of fraud on Monday.

Okupe is a top ally of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP. Okupe’s wife immediately begged the Federal High Court, Abuja to tamper justice with mercy on her husband. She was not alone, Okupe’s son also joined his mother to plead for clemency.

Omolola and Adesunkanmi Okupe spoke as witnesses shortly after the court reconvened following the defendant’s conviction. The court presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, had convicted Okupe of breaching the Money Laundering Act.

Justice Ojukwu, in a judgment, held that Okupe was found guilty of contravening Sections 16(1)&(2) of the Money Laundering Act, for accepting cash payments without going through a financial institution, in excess of the threshold allowed under the Act.

Okupe is the Director General of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Labour Party (LP). He was said to have received N240 million in cash from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retired).

Besides the wife and the son that testified to Okupe’s good character and honesty before the court, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife and former Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Idi Farouk, also gave their evidence and appealed for leniency.

The judge had, earlier, stood down proceedings for Okupe to exercise his right under Section 310 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to call witnesses to testify about his character, before the court could proceed to pronounce sentence on the convict.

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