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August 17, 2017 9:04 PM ASUU strike: Hope dashed as union, FG’s meeting ends in deadlock

The end to the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) seems not to be in sight as the meeting between the Nigerian government and the union has hit the rocks. During the meeting, which held on Thursday, the Federal Government promised to fulfill some of the conditions being demanded by the Academic Staff Union 16

August 17, 2017 6:47 PM Ondo Labour unions battle Akeredolu over offer on Paris Club refund

The organised labour union in Ondo State has accused governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, of being insensitive to the plight of workers in the state. The labour union also berated the governor for reneging on the promises he made to the workers during the 2016 governorship election. The organised Labour in its bulletin to members of the general public 13

August 17, 2017 5:22 PM Nwosu takes over Anambra PDP secretariat amidst tight security

The caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State, Prof ABC Nwosu has taken over the PDP Secretariat in Anambra State amidst tight security. Nwosu was appointed after the PDP national body dissolved its state executive in Anambra and also sealed it up with police officers from the state command. He told journalists that his committee 13

August 17, 2017 3:42 PM Defiant Trump digs in as racial, GOP tensions flare

The president laments the removal of Confederate statues and attacks Sens. Graham and Flake on Twitter. A defiant President Donald Trump on Thursday further inflamed racial tensions and the GOP divide, tweeting out his support for “beautiful” Confederate statues and attacking Republican senators who have panned his response to the violent Charlottesville 16

August 17, 2017 2:12 PM NBS: N400 Billion Spent On Bribes Annually

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said roughly N400 billion is spent on bribes each year in Nigeria, taking into account that nine of every 10 bribes are paid in cash. The NBS stated this in “Corruption in Nigeria, Bribery: Public Experience and Response 2017 Survey," posted on the bureau’s website in Abuja. The bureau stated that it was estimated 15

August 17, 2017 1:18 PM South African borders on alert to ensure Grace Mugabe does not flee

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Police have put a "red alert" on South Africa's borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee the country. Her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has meanwhile showed up in South Africa for a regional summit, complicating the diplomatic 20

August 17, 2017 12:47 PM Sugar Project: Dangote Compensates Land Owners — OsunDefender

Dangote Group has commenced the disbursement of more than N850 million, as compensation to land owners affected by its sugar refinery project in Tunga, Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. 60,000 hectares was acquired by the group for the construction of the refinery. Deputy Governor of the state, Silas Agara, who disbursed the funds to the beneficiaries 15

August 17, 2017 12:32 PM UNODC Calls For Better Approach On Anti-Corruption Fight

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is calling for more drastic actions to be taken in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The country’s representative of the UNODC, Mrs Cristina Albertein who spoke at the launch of the document in Abuja, appealed for a more coordinated approach between government agencies and development partners 18

August 17, 2017 11:54 AM 10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after a court denies her request for an abortion

A 10-year-old Indian girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle has reportedly given birth after a court rejected her request for an abortion last month. Doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital in the northern city of Chandigarh delivered a baby girl through a Caesarean section Thursday morning, the Indian Express 11

August 17, 2017 11:39 AM Could Diplomatic Immunity Save Robert Mugabe’s Wife From Prosecution?

Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, is looking for a way out after being accused of assaulting a South African woman with an extension cord. The first lady of Zimbabwe is still in South Africa after the alleged incident took place at a Johannesburg hotel on Sunday. A 20-year-old model, Gabriella Engels, alleges that Grace Mugabe 19