ASUU protest alleged neglect of LAUTECH

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday took to the streets of Osogbo to protest the alleged neglect of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho.

The protesters, in their hundreds, carried placards with various inscriptions such as “Oyo/Osun, Don’t Play Politics with the Lives of Our Students,”   and  “  Do Not Kill the Best State University in Nigeria’’  among others.

Speaking with newsmen after the peaceful protest, the Coordinator of Akure Zone of ASUU, Prof. Alex Odiyi, said that the neglect of LAUTECH had created problems for the union.

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He said the protest was to compel the two owner- states of Osun and Oyo to rise up to their responsibilities.

Odiyi, who led other coordinators and branch chairpersons of other universities in the protest, said the neglect of the university had led to a decay of infrastructure in the institution.

He alleged that the state governments had…

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Eight suspected diesel smugglers arrested –Navy

Troops of the Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt on Friday arrested eight men accused of smuggling about 200,000 litres of adulterated diesel believed to be worth over N50 million.

The suspects, who were arrested along Taraba Jetty waterways, were alleged to have sourced the petroleum product from unapproved refining site.

Cdr. Ikenna Okoloagu, the Base Operation Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, paraded the eight suspected smugglers and vessel before newsmen in Port Harcourt.

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“The arrest followed routine patrols of our area of operation with the focus to stem crude oil theft, illegal bunkering and other illegal activities within the maritime environment.

“In the course of such patrols, one of our patrol elements accosted MT Watergate 1 at Taraba Jetty on April 11 on suspicion of engaging in illicit activities.

Okoloagu said that troops after boarding the vessel found out that the…

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Our mandate is to develop infrastructure, not share money –Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Cultire, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the promise of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to Nigerians is to develop infrastructure that will uplift living standard but not to share money.

The minister said this in Tatabu village, near Mokwa in Niger state while inspecting the reconstructed and rehabilitated Ilorin-Jebba- Mokwa road project.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 93.6 km road project, now completed, included the total reconstruction of Ilorin to Jebba axis and rehabilitation of failed portions from Jebba to Mokwa.

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NAN also reports that the Ilorin-Jebba road is part of the Lagos- Algiers road called Trans Sahara roads which cut across West and North Africa.

In Nigeria, the road connects the South-West geo-geographical zone to the Northern part of the country.

Addressing newsmen who accompanied him on the inspection, the minister said that the government was aware of…

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5,853 N-POWER beneficiaries posted to places of work in Gombe

No fewer than 5,853 second batch beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-POWER programme have been posted to places of their primary assignments in Gombe State.

Focal Person officer of the Vice- President and the Special Adviser to the Gombe State Governor on Social Investment, Hajiya Maryam Mele, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe on Friday.

She said that 5,853 were successful out of the 21,000 persons who applied for the programme in the state.

“After free selections at the national office, 8,000 were selected for verification and about 7,000 were verified as some did not show up.

“Eighty per cent of those who applied had fake certificates, some were over aged while 5,853 were successful,” she said.

Mele said that the beneficiaries were from the 11 local government areas of the state and were posted to work under N-Agro, N-Teach and N-Health.

“We have a total of 2,792 beneficiaries from Gombe North senatorial district out of which N-Health has…

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