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Strike Continues As ASUU, FG Meeting Ends In Deadlock

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday ended in a deadlock.

The meeting, held at the Ministry of Labour and Employment office in Abuja over the universities lecturers’ strike since November 5, lasted for about six hours.

It had to be adjourned till next week when there was no headway.

The ASUU delegation to the meeting was led by its National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, while the government side had the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono; and the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

Ngige, before the meeting, went into a closed-door session, told newsmen that “talks with the academic union are coming a bit late because we have been having negotiations on the new minimum wage.

“The government appeals to ASUU to put the interest of the students first because they are at the receiving end of the consideration.”

But Ogunyemi, after the meeting, which lasted from 3 pm to 9 pm, said the union had put forward its demands and the meeting had been adjourned till next week.

He said: “No date has been fixed for next week but we will communicate the date to you tomorrow (Friday).

“The union was forced to go on strike because our plea for the implementation of the 2017 Memorandum of Action fell on deaf ears.

“Our meeting with the Minister of Education (Adamu Adamu) in May and September 2018 to remind him of the Federal Government’s promises to implement the agreement yielded no result.”

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Ex-Skye Banker, Tunde Ayeni Not Detained By EFCC, Only Invited For Questioning Over Alleged Fraud

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Following recent reports published by a national daily, The Punch Newspapers that the anti-graft body, Economic and Financial Crimes CommissionEFCC, has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc., (now Polaris Bank,) Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for alleged fraud, it has been reliably discovered that Tunde Ayeni was only invited for questioning at the Abuja office of the commission hours ago.

Confirming the development, the acting spokesman for the EFCC, Mr.Tony Orilade, said Ayeni was only being grilled by detectives over some issues related to fraud and embezzlement allegedly committed by Ayeni when he was Chairman of the bank few years ago. “I can confirm that he is in our custody on an invitation, for questioning and interrogation. More information will be released tomorrow,” he said.

It would be recalled that the anti-graft agency had entered into an agreement with the Asset Management Corporation of NigeriaAMCON, to check out some banks and its officials, who facilitated the huge non-performing loans in AMCON’s portfolio.

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Nigeria Police List Criteria For Having Sex In A Car [SEE LIST]

Peter Okunoren

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The Nigeria Police Force has listed the criteria to have sex in a car for it not to be a crime.

The position of the police was made known by the Head of its Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, who said having sex in a car is in itself not a crime.

Tweeting a response to a question on his Twitter handle, Shogunle said in response to if it is a crime to have sex in a car: “No.

“Sex in a car in a public place is not a crime in Nigeria, provided the location is not a place of worship; both persons are 18 years and above; the act is consensual (agreed to by parties); parties are of opposite sex.

“If threatened with an arrest over above, please report to the Police.”

The issue came up after an incident last week during which a couple was harassed by a mob for having sex in a car.

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Bizzare: Father Kills His Four Children In Their Sleep, Hangs Himself

Gbemileke Ajayi

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A dad, Archibong Patrick, has killed his four children, who were asleep, and then also himself.

The incident occurred on Tuesday in Alesha community near Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Patrick, said to be 35, had chased away his wife from their two-room apartment before carrying out the dastardly at.

As Patrick’s wife fled from the house shouting for help, the man went after the four children aged one, three, five and eight.

He set the home ablaze and hanged himself around 1am after killing the children.
The development has been confirmed by the Police.

The spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said the remains of Patrick and his children have been evacuated from the burnt house.

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