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Saraki Appointed National Leader Of PDP

         Senate President, Bukola Saraki has been appointed the national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the party’s NEC meeting on Thursday.

Being the highest office holder in the party at the moment, Saraki will replace his deputy, Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, who held the position until the defection of Saraki and other top APC members to the PDP.

The arrival of Saraki was heralded by loud ovation as he was led into the venue of the meeting by PDP national chairman,Prince Uche Secondus, and other top leaders of the party.

Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso,Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal and Benue State governor Samuel Ortom were all present at the meeting.

The NEC meeting attended by the four former members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in celebration mood as the politicians exchanged banters.
Apart from the former APC chiefs, the meeting hall had key figures in the PDP, including governors, lawmakers and some of the presidential aspirants.

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ASUU Threatens Nigeria FG to Start Another Strike, Says FG Reluctant Over 2019 Agreement

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said late on Wednesday 22nd 2019 that its members should not be held responsible if there is any disruption in the university system.

They  said, was because the Federal Government had not shown commitment in carrying out the 2019 Memorandum of Action.

The ASUU National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this at a briefing in Abuja while giving an update on the ongoing renegotiation with the government and to clear the air over the N25bn confirmed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to have been approved for universities.

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Ogunyemi said the N25bn was meant to be a part-payment of the Earned Academic Allowances and should have been released between February 15 and 28, 2019, as agreed. But this was not done.

He said, “Since information on the amount mentioned in the media went round, the ASUU has been inundated with enquiries on the union’s perspective to the story.

“Funding for the revitalisation of public universities has for years been of very high priority to ASUU.

“Reaching agreement with the Federal Government has often been a frustrating journey for our union. It is often marked with protests, strikes and requires a conscious and focused engagement. The 2001 agreement, which gave birth to the 2009 agreement, was not an exemption. The exception here is the personality leading the government negotiation team.

“The current leadership of the government team clearly lacks the academic disposition and humility needed to undertake such task. We have written the Minister of Education recently that with Dr Wale Babalakin, we may go nowhere. And with the current approach of Dr Babalakin in the ongoing negotiation, the future of Nigerian universities is in jeopardy.

“We call on Nigerians to prevail on Dr Babalakin to embrace a change of attitude in the interest of Nigerian children whose parents cannot afford the cost of a highly priced privatised university system.

“Our members enjoy their work and hate to see any disruption in the smooth running of our universities. However, the level of frustration occasioned by the lackadaisical attitude of the government towards meeting the terms of the 2019 Memorandum of Action that was freely signed with our union is increasingly becoming unbearable.

“We therefore call on all Nigerian patriots, parents and students, including the Nigeria Labour Congress, to prevail on the government to keep to the terms of our agreement. Otherwise, our union should not be held responsible for any disruption in the system.”

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Naria Marley has been released on bail

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Nigerian rapper, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as naria marley has reportedly been granted a release on bail, contrary to the court order.

The singer had been ordered by a Federal High court in Ikoyi to be remanded in prison custody.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Efcc, had filed the charge against him on Tuesday, May 14.

Meanwhile, standing before Justice Nicholas Oweibo who ordered that the EFCC should remand him in prison till May 30th, the “Am I A Yahoo Boy” pleaded not guilty.

However, in a recent development, a video of the rapper smiling while entering a car has since surfaced online confirming that he has indeed been released.

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