There appears to be no end in sight yet for the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) as yet another meeting with a Federal Government delegation ended without compromise on Friday. Addressing newsmen after a closed-door meeting with the union on Friday in Abuja, Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said the meeting was protracted.
Titi Abubakar, a wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said his husband will use Nigeria’s money to develop the country. The wife of the former vice president also said Atiku was not interested in Nigeria’s wealth but rather on a mission to serve the Nigerian masses.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he is watching the performance of Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai. Obasanjo noted this on Thursday at the public presentation of a book, “Politics As Dashed Hopes in Nigeria” written by Auwalu Anwar, in Abuja.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) says it will investigate the allegations of vote-buying in the Federal Government’s empowerment programme, TraderMoni. The chairman of the commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, said that the commission would also probe possible violation of campaign finance laws by the government through the scheme.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has started its massive recruitment for 2019 into various positions in the organization. According to a statement on organization’s website, the Customs Recruitment 2019 is for qualified candidates starting from the superintendent cadre.
Nigerians on micro-blogging site, Twitter, have reacted to the huge crowd seen at the ongoing Big Brother Naija 2019 auditions. Auditions are going on in Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Calabar, Ibadan, Benin, and Warri.
A stray leopard caused panic in the Indian city of Jalandhar as it went on rampage for several hours injuring four people before it was tranquilised. The wild cat stalked the alleys and backstreets of the Punjab city of 800,000 people for more than six hours before it was caught.
The Peoples Democratic Party has called for the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission for bringing mercenaries from outside the country to influence the forthcoming elections. The National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, made the call in Enugu Friday, during the presidential campaign of Atiku Abubakar, saying that President Buhari had during his campaign rally in Kano state on Thursday, brought in two governors and others from the Republic of Niger to rig the presidential election.
International magazine The Economist has maintained its earlier prediction that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, will win the February 16 presidential election. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Africa on Friday said the margin of victory is getting narrower as the election approaches, but Atiku and his political party will win the historic election.
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