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CRISIS in the Oyo state chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) is yet to be over.

This is because Governor Abiola Ajimobi has re-banned the union following  rumours  of suspected violence being planned by some of its disgruntled members.

In handing down the new directive, the Governor said “the ban earlier placed on NURTW will not be lifted until a new caretaker committee is constituted to run its affairs.”

…As ASUU suspends two months’ strike

STUDENTS are expected to resume academic activities in Universities across the country, as from this week.

This followed the suspension of the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the country over the non implementation of the agreement reached with the Federal Government sometime in 2009, which lasted two months.

In calling off the strike, the Union said “it will not relent in efforts to rescue the educational system by pressing home the demands necessary, at all times.”

It directed all students “to go back to their respective campuses to resume academic activities.”

The Union also instructed lecturers “to resume at their duty posts with immediate effect and commence academic activities.”

…For support on his last days

THE people of Nnewi, the ancestral home of late Dim Odumegwu Chukwuemeka Ojukwu have thanked Governor Peter Obi “for being there for their son, in his last days on earth.”

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Governor, the traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Kenneth Orizu, said  what distinguished Obi was that even with all he did for the late Ikemba, “he did not shout it out from the rooftops nor did he seek to make political capital out of it.”

The Monarch noted that the Nnewi people would remain eternally grateful, adding that “God will reward the Governor, abundantly.”

•Promises hot deal for robbers in Kogi

POLICE Commissioner Marvel Akpoyibo has promised a “hot deal” for armed robbers and criminals in Kogi State.

Speaking in Makurdi, Akpoyibo said he was prepared to “re-enact the operational tactics“for which he was known in Lagos State.

He sought the cooperation of the citizenry and the media with the police force in order to curb the incessant wave of robbery attacks in the state.


FOLLOWING the Supreme Court ruling which adjudged Alhaji Ibrahim Idris as “illegal” governor of Kogi state since May, last year, a Human Rights activist has called for a probe of his administration.

In making the call, the activist, Comrade Abdul Milikï, advised operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) “to beam their searchlight on Idris activities during the controversial period.”

Similarly, he said, “the activities of the immediate past administration since 2003 has been characterized by incompetence, maladministration, corruption, sub-standard projects and above all crisis ridden government, which have put the people of the state through under-development.”

Milikï, who is the Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR),asserted that the Government of Alhaji Ibrahim Idris “witnessed abandoned projects scattered all over the state and unbudgeted expenses, among others.”




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