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Different things happen in Nigeria both good and bad, even in our daily lives, at times, we barely have time to listen to the television or even read about it, that is why am going to give details on news taking the lead in Nigerian politics including update on COVID19 and ASUU strike. I will give detailed News Updates from Punch Newspapers.

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COVID19 update:

Currently, NCDC counts 180 New Cases, 64516 Total Cases, 60737 Discharged patients and 1162 Dead.

UNILAG: ASUU, NASU Hail Buhari’s Directive In Reinstating Sacked VC:

President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the reinstatement of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, saying his removal by the Governing Council did not follow due process.

This was as the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities , UNILAG Branch, congratulated the decision of the President to reinstate Prof. Ogundipe.

The government said the process adopted by the council in the appointment of Prof. Omololu Soyombo as acting Vice Chancellor of the university was inconsistent with the provisions of the law relating to the appointment of an acting Vice Chancellor.

Nigerian Army Releases List Of 86 Wanted Terrorists:

The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, released a list of 86 people wanted in connection with the act of terrorism who were alleged to be members of the notorious Boko Haram sect.

The latest release is the fourth to be issued by the military authorities, who have in the past been rolling out lists of wanted terrorists. Prominent on the list is the leader of the Boko Haram sect , Abubakar Shekau, who has been declared dead a few occasions in the past.

Other are Abu Musa Al Barnawi, Modu Sulum, Malkam Umar, Mallam Bello Husba, Abu Musab Barnawi, Abu Imma, Ibrahim Abu Maryam, Baka Kwasari, Mallam Yan Kolo, Bana Gonna, Mohammed Abu Maryam, and Abu Dardda.

Front view picture of the list:

The latest list was launched by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen . Tukur Buratai alongside Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum at the Nigerian Army Super Camp, Chabbal in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.

The ceremony also witnessed the launching of Civilian JTF, Hunters, and Vigilantes into the operations of the Nigerian Army Super Camp.

Buratai said the two events were part of activities designed for the final push to end Boko Haram activities in the North – East region.

SSANU, NASU Reject ASUU’s Payment Platform:

With the industrial crisis rocking the nation’s public universities worsened on Wednesday when the Federal Government said that the non academic workers in the public universities rejected the new payment platform proposed by lecturers.

The Federal Government is currently studying the University Transparency Account System presented to it by the Academic Staff of Union of Universities and the development had forced the Senior Staff Association of Universities and the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities to push against the payment platform.

The Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, also said that the development was raising fresh concerns in the nation’s ivory towers .

When Ngige spoke after he defended his ministry’s budget before the Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity.

Ngige, nevertheless, said that his ministry had already forwarded the UTAS to the National Information Technology Development Agency for assessment.

10 Policemen Dismissed For murder, Corruption and Others In Lagos:

The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed 10 personnel for offences ranging from murder, discreditable conduct, excessive use of power, corrupt practices, and negligence. The Lagos police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a press statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement which was titled ‘Lagos command kicks against indiscipline, dismisses 10 personnel’.

It noted that some of the affected personnel were attached to Lagos State Police Command while others were serving at various police formations within Lagos State.

As the Part of the statement read, “In its bid to promote discipline and core values of policing in Lagos State, the Police Command has tried 81 personnel for various criminal and disciplinary offences that were committed between October 2019 and October 2020, ranging from murder, discreditable conducts, excessive use of power, corrupt practices and negligence. Ten personnel were dismissed”.

In addition, 18 of the men were reduced in ranks and 29 were awarded 10 naira major entries and warning letters accordingly, Others were awarded extra fatigue while 16 of the men were discharged and acquitted for want of evidence.


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