As schools in Ekiti State are expected to resume for the 2014/2015 session today, teachers in the state under the aegis of Nigeria Union Teachers (NUT), has directed its members not to report for duty until their August and September salaries as well as the July deductions from their salaries are paid by the state government.
The NUT, which called the teachers out on strike on Tuesday, lamented what it said was Governor Kayode Fayemiâ€™s alleged sidelining of the public schoolsâ€™ teachers in Ekiti
THE rank of those jostling to secure the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the 2015 presidential election grows on Tuesday as an Italy-based Nigerian business mogul, Francis Onabis, declared his intention to become the countryâ€™s next president on the partyâ€™s platform.
Currently, known contenders on the APC platform included former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari; former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso of Kano State and Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, the
AN internal crisis has hit the Labour Party (LP) in major fallout of the dumping of the party by the governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Consequently, both the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), two of the major stakeholders in the party, have moved in to nib the brewing crisis in the bud.
The unions directed all stakeholders to boycott a convention of the party initially slated for Saturday in Akure the Ondo State capital
Vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Professor Cyril Chigozie Asiabaka, has said that Nigeria holds the greatest promise for the future socio economic emancipation of black man in the world.
He made this statement while speaking with the top management staff of the university in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Tuesday.
Professor Asiabaka explained that for the positive restoration of respect, equity and human dignity, not only to people of African descent,
Sub-Saharan Africaâ€™s rapid economic growth is set to continue this year and next, but Ebola virus and budget problems have exposed the regionâ€™s vulnerabilities, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday.
Forecasting 5.1 per cent growth this year and 5.8 per cent in 2015, the fastest growth outside Asia â€” the Washington-based institution warned â€œthe Ebola virus is exacting a heavy economic toll.â€
More than 3,000 people have died as a result of the illness which is squeezing trade
Ahead of the 2015 general election in the country, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has been unanimously adopted and endorsed by the people of Abakaliki, comprising the central and northern zones of the state, as the consensus candidate for the governorship seat of Ebonyi State.
The adoption was made after an in-depth search in a meeting that cuts across party affiliations, presided over by the state governor, Martin Elechi
THE governor-elect of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has lambasted Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, over his claim that people are relocating from the state in their numbers because of his impending inauguration as the governor.
Fayose, in a statement in reaction to Falanaâ€™s position, said it was those who were troubling the peace of Ekiti State since and after they lost the governorship election that are uncomfortable.
The incoming Ekiti governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary,
A group, Democratic Young Patriots (DYP), has expressed optimism that those responsible for the recent attack on the judiciary in Ekiti State will be unravelled as investigation is ongoing.
In a statement released by the National Coordinator of the group, Atoye Ariyo-Dare, stated: â€œwe are optimistic that the ongoing investigation by the NJC will reveal the truth behind the Ekiti judiciary incident.â€
While condemning the attack, the group said: â€œas a concerned group worried by the prevailing
THE Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, has called on all stakeholders in Ekiti politics to desist from actions capable of disrupting the peaceful transition of power from the incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi, to the governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose.
Adeyeye said in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday that â€œEkiti is greater than the interest of any individual or group.â€
The minister, who contended that â€œnothing can prevent Fayose from assuming office
THE outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been dragged to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other related Offences Commission (ICPC) over alleged fraudulent practices.
The Save Ekiti Coalition (SEC) alleged this in a petition dated September 26, 2014 and addressed to the EFCC and ICPC.
The petition, signed by the Secretary of the group, Comrade Oke Ayodele, was entitled: â€˜Complaint of fraudulent practices against Ekiti
THREE weeks after seizing $9.3 million in cash, transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase, South Africa is said to have confiscated another $5.7 million arms money from Nigeria, South Africa-based City Express reported on Monday.
Sources, however, said the reports by Rapport and City Press appeared to finally vindicate the official position of the Federal Government that the transactions were legitimate.
The government had, contrary to insinuations, said end user certificates
COORDINATING Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has assured that the report of the audit into the unaccounted $10.8 billion oil money will be in November.
Okonjo-Iweala spoke at the Financial Times Africa Summit 2014, with the theme: â€œConsolidating the Continentâ€™s Rise,â€ in London, United Kingdom, on Monday.
She said the figure was not new, but had been a source of discussions between the Ministry of Finance and the Petroleum Ministry, adding that
DETAILs of the meeting President Goodluck Jonathan, held with elders and governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, on Sunday, are beginning to emerge.
Insiders told Nigerian Tribune that the president reportedly gave the PDP elders and other key stakeholders two critical conditions that must be vigorously pursued in their quest to sack the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Lagos Government House in 2015: to produce a possible consensus governorship
THE disbursement of last October SURE-P N2 billion allocation to the 57 local government areas and local council development areas in Lagos State is being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Security Service (SSS), Nigerian Tribune has learnt.
Already, a preliminary investigative report by the SSS reportedly established an alleged suspicious movement of the said fund, it was further learnt.
The investigation by the anti-corruption body had led
The Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has renewed his call on the need for the Federal Government to create Ijebu State out of Ogun State.
The traditional ruler said this in his speech during the 2014 Ojude Oba festival in Ijebu-Ode, held at the Aafin Awujale Pavillion, on Monday, urging the National Assembly to expedite action on the creation of Ijebu State.
He commended the members of the just concluded national conference for their effort in the creation of more additional
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan and his counterparts from Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin Republic are to review ongoing collaboration against terrorism and agree on further joint action to curb terrorism and insurgency within and across their national boundaries.
The leaders are to take the decision at an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, holding today in Niamey, Niger.
Jonathan and the affected heads of state and government had resolved at a meeting
THE management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised the alarm over fake letters of authorisation currently in circulation, purportedly from the NNPC to buy and/or sell Nigerian crude oil.
The corporation, in a statement on Monday, urged members of the public to be wary of persons with fraudulent intents circulating letters authorising the lifting of Bonny Light crude oil from Nigeria.
The statement quoted a paragraph in one of the fake letters of authorisation in circulation
THE Surveyor-General of the Federation, Professor Peter Nwilo, has said Bakassi Peninsula does not belong to Nigeria but Cameroon.
Nwilo made the clarification when he featured as a guest on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum, in Abuja, on Monday, saying that based on available facts, the disputed territory actually belonged to Cameroon.
Nigeria lost the territory to Cameroon based on a judgment of International Court of Justice in The Hague, in October 2002.
Nigeria ceded Bakassi to Cameroon
The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oyo State, Oba Abdul-Ganiy Adekunle Ologunebi Ajinese I, has called on the government and other non-government organisations not to relegate the awareness campaign about the HIV/AIDS disease to the background because of the discovery of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), saying there was still the need for more people to be informed about the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Oba Adekunle said this when the executive of a non government organisation, the Family Counselling Centre, paid him