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SSANU, NASU Embarks On Industrial Action Over IPPIS

Education

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has embarked on industrial action with effect from school resumption. The national President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke who spoke on behalf of JAC in Abuja disclosed that the leadership of SSANU and NASU were under tremendous pressure by its principals thus, “a strike action has been declared to commence effective from the date of resumption of work after the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown.

Attack On Zulum Convoy Was Carried Out By Boko Haram – Army Official

Security

The Nigerian Army has kicked against an allegation by the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum that he was attacked by Army along his way to Baga, Borno state.
The Governor’s convoy came under heavy attack on Monday on his way to Baga to pay a visit to some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Kukawa Local Govt Area of the state.
Initially, the attack was believed to have been carried out by the Boko Haram element until the Governor made some allegation that there was sabotage by the Military, saying the attack came from soldiers.

NDDC Saga: You Have Only One Week To Offset All Scholarship Monies – Buhari

Crime Watch

President Buhari has given the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) only one week to offset all monies due for beneficiaries of the commission’s scholarship. The ultimatum was delivered by the Director of Corporate Affairs for the commission, Charles Odili to the management while informing them of Buhari’s planned visit to inaugurate the 29-kilometer Ogbia-Nembe road in Bayelsa.

NDDC Saga: You Have Only One Week To Offset All Scholarship Monies – Buhari

Crime Watch

President Buhari has given the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) only one week to offset all monies due for beneficiaries of the commission’s scholarship. The ultimatum was delivered by the Director of Corporate Affairs for the commission, Charles Odili to the management while informing them of Buhari’s planned visit to inaugurate the 29-kilometer Ogbia-Nembe road in Bayelsa.

Ex-Chairman Pension Reform, Maina, Released From Kuje Prison

Crime Watch

Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman, of the now-scrapped Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), facing trial for misappropriating N2bn of pension funds has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja, nine months after his detention.

NAF Hand Over Three Suspects Involved In Arotile's Death To Police

Crime Watch

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday, July 24, 2020, has officially handed over custody of the three suspects involved in the incident that led to the death of late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile on July, 14, to the Kaduna State Police Command, for further investigation and possible prosecution.

SSANU, NASU Embarks On Industrial Action Over IPPIS

Education

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has embarked on industrial action with effect from school resumption. The national President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke who spoke on behalf of JAC in Abuja disclosed that the leadership of SSANU and NASU were under tremendous pressure by its principals thus, “a strike action has been declared to commence effective from the date of resumption of work after the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown.

Lagos State Declares Resumption Dates For SS3 And TEC3 Students

Education

Lagos State government in conformity with the announcement of Federal Government directing students in exit classes in Nigeria to resume on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, said that all the SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) students in day and boarding schools can resume on Monday, August 3, 2020. Making the information public on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Education in the state, Folasade Adefisayo, stressed that only those mentioned (SS3 and Technical Study Three (TEC3) students) are permitted to resume to allow them to revise classes preparatory to their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Ministry Of Education Orders Reopening Of Schools For Exit Classes Only

Education

The Federal Ministry of Education orders reopening schools for existing classes only, classes are to begin on the 4th of August 2020.

Attack On Zulum Convoy Was Carried Out By Boko Haram – Army Official

Security

The Nigerian Army has kicked against an allegation by the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum that he was attacked by Army along his way to Baga, Borno state.
The Governor’s convoy came under heavy attack on Monday on his way to Baga to pay a visit to some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Kukawa Local Govt Area of the state.
Initially, the attack was believed to have been carried out by the Boko Haram element until the Governor made some allegation that there was sabotage by the Military, saying the attack came from soldiers.

Insecurity: President Buhari In Vital Meeting With Service Chiefs

Security

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a meeting with the national security council, probably to discuss matters bordering on the worsening security situation in the country. The meeting, which has in attendance the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, is being held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Lagos Shuts Down Eti-Osa Isolation Centre

Security

Lagos State Government has on Friday closed down the COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Eti-Osa, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said. The Governor made the announcement during a briefing on the management of the pandemic in the state at Lagos House Marina, adding that the isolation centre in Agidingbi would also be shut down and patients are to be relocated to a soon to be inaugurated centre with larger capacity in Anthony area.

Governor Zulum Distributes 80,000 Food Items To IDPs Despite Attack

Religion

Despite an ambush attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum by suspected members of Boko Haram terror group, the governor has continued his humanitarian actions and has delivered food items to about 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State. The governor arrived Monguno LGA, on Monday where he personally supervised the distribution of relief materials and food items to IDPs from Marte, Guzamala, Kukawa, Nganzai, and Monguno.

Sallah Celebrations: President Buhari Calls For Patience From Nigerians

Religion

President Muhammadu Buhari, while Muslim faithful around the country prepared to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, urged Nigerians to continue to exercise patience in the face of inconveniences brought to bear by enforced measures to curtail COVID-19, especially at places of worship. Buhari noted that the outbreak of coronavirus had made it difficult for people to gather in places of worship.

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia To Hold 'Limited' 2020 Hajj

Religion

Following the COVID-19 global pandemic, of Saudi Arabia in a bid to curb the spread of the disease has announced that it will allow a 'very limited' number of residents in the Kingdom to perform hajj this year. This came after some Muslim nations pulled out of this year's hajj. Also, Saudi has in recent times recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Gulf area. The Saudi Arabia Hajj ministry said the annual ritual will be open to various nationalities already residing in the Kingdom.

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