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Fears, Confusion As ASUU Plans To Join Strike (we met the doors locked this morning -UI Students)

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-Ayotunde Ayanda

There is a strong indication that the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU may join the strike anytime soon.

 

The union which is part of the Nigerian Labour Congress has contemplated joining the protest which began on August 2, 2023 in Abuja and some other states across the federation.

 

ASUU president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke has hinted that the union is consulting on the matter and may decide to join the strike.

 

His statement had sent jitters to the minds of many students and parents who expressed concern and the effect the strike may have on helpless citizens.

 

A medical practitioner, Dr Femi Ajanaku raised the issue about ASUU just calling off a long strike while saying ‘how long will it take a student to earn a degree’.

 

A scientist, Mr Tomiwa Balogun expressed optimism that the strike would soon be called off.

 

In a message sent to papermacheonline after he was asked to comment on ASUU joining the strike, he replied with ‘it won’t last’.

 

Some students of the University of Ibadan who were seen prowling the school campus stated that they met the doors of their department locked when they got to school this morning, August 2, 2023.

Recall that the NLC had started last week that they would embark on “a nationwide action” to compel the government to reverse some recent policies that have been implemented the increase in the price of fuel and the increase in VAT.

“The immediate reversal of all anti-poor policies of the federal government including the recent hike in PMS price, Increase in Public School fees, the release of….the 8 months withheld Salary of University lecturers and Workers and increase in VAT.

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‘wicked, stupid lies’ Aides React To Gov Makinde’s Private Jet Acquisition

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‘it’s wicked and stupid! I don’t know how to respond to such’

 

That was a response from one of the aides to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde when asked to confirm if truly the Governor recently acquired a private jet.

 

A report monitored online by papermache.com alleged that the Governor has joined the league of jet owners in Nigeria.

 

Governor Makinde was said to have been spotted at the Felix Houphouet Airport, Abidjan alighting from the aircraft alongside, Alhaji Azeem Gbolarumi and Alhaji Bisi Olopoeniyan at the just concluded AFCON finals.

 

This stemmed the report that the Governor has just acquired the private jet for his private use.

 

Another aide of the Governor who refused to add his name, citing reasons that he wasn’t allowed to make official comments responded to the allegation as ‘funny! How can you say somebody bought a jet because he alighted from it?’.

 

 

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Access Bank Boss, Herbert Wigwe Dies In Helicopter Crash

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Access Bank boss, Herbert Wigwe has reportedly died in a chopper crash.

 

Wigwe and 5 others were said to be travelling in the helicopter when it crashed somewhere close to Nevada, USA.

 

There was no confirmation if his wife and child was in the chopper with him.

 

According to New York Times, none of the passengers of the ill fated helicopter has not been found.

 

 

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EFCC Declares Emefiele’s Wife, Others Wanted!

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The Economic Finacial Crime Commission, EFCC has declared Margaret, wife of former Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele and three others wanted as part of their investigations involving the former banker.

 

In a notice posted on their website, the Commission hinted that Margaret Emefiele, a CBN official Eric Odoh, a businesswoman, Anita Omoile and a Bureau De Change operator, Jonathan Omoile are wanted for allegedly conspiring with Godwin Emefiele to convert huge sums of money belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

 

The wife of the former CBN boss, Margaret is said to have gone into hiding after her husband was arrested and charged to court.

 

The former CBN boss is claimed to be giving useful information to the investigators who found it necessary to bring in his wife as she was mentioned in all the transactions done by her husband.

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