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Good morning folks….. This are the summary of what we think you should know today Sunday, Keeping you updates is our priority 💪🤘….. tell us anything you wanna know or ask us anything and we are there to get it done…. our staffs are up to task. 9jaflair.com✅

1. The United States of America has reacted to the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement from the US embassy on Saturday, the Executive arm of government was called upon to respect the rule of law and resolve issues surrounding Onnoghen’s removal peacefully.

2. The European Union has also expressed concern over the process and timing of the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The EU urged all parties to follow all legal processes in line with the constitution of the country.

3. The British High Commission has expressed serious concern over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

A statement by the mission on Saturday said it heard a wide range of credible and independent voices, including in the Nigerian legal profession and civil society, who have expressed concern over the constitutionality of the executive branch’s suspension of the chief officer of the judiciary.

4. Hundreds of civil society leaders, lawyers and opposition politicians stormed the United States, U.S. embassy in Abuja on Saturday.

The protesters demanded that the U.S intervene in the “constitutional crisis” ignited by President Muhammadu Buhari with the removal of Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

5. Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has released names of successful applicants to observe 2019 elections.

The commission in a statement announced that the successful candidate will “Observe the 2019 general elections holding on 16th February, 2019 and 2nd

March, 2019.

6. Maj. Gen Adeyemi Yekini, Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) has denied media reports that herdsmen killed 15 Benue indigenes in a renewed attack on communities in the state.

Yekini, who denied the report in a statement signed by him on Saturday in Makurdi, said there were no such killings in the state.

7. The federal government has reacted to the public outcry against the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has now faulted the criticisms trailing the action, said the critics ignored the real issues which concern corruption and the need to protect the judiciary.

8. The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday insisted that despite resistance in some quarters, treasury looters would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

He argued that his administration have transformed the Nigerian nation-state beyond how it was in 2015, as he promised better life ahead for Nigerians.

9. The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday to discuss the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Report said the National Assembly would hold a leadership meeting on Sunday over the matter where a stand against the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari will be taken.

10. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has condemned the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Okorocha described Abubakar’s endorsement as a folklore told by Ohanaeze with no electoral value.

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ASUU Strike: Awaiting meeting result of FG with the union is out

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The meeting of the Federal Government with Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), was meant at evaluating the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MOA) which was entered into by both parties and became successful.

Chris Ngige was interviewed and he said that the meeting analysed seven main issues with both parties expressing satisfaction with the completion stages, adding that “work is in progress”.

According to him, some of the items in the MOA were nearly done 100 percent within the time of the meeting.

The minister said that the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was instructed to carry out action on the integrity test on the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS).

He said, ”If successful, it will eliminate the challenges posed by the peculiarities of the university system to the current payment platform.”

Ngige said the government had also paid the N30 billion as the University Revitalisation Fund contained in the MOA since January 2021.

He said, “The report has been turned in, deliberated upon and both the Education Ministry and the NUC have promised to write to the Accountant General of the Federation next week for the release of the money to the NEEDS Special Account for onward disbursement to universities shortly.”

The minister added, “On the proliferation of State universities, a bill has been sent to the National Assembly by the NUC to strengthen its arms in terms of delisting universities where funding and other parameters are inadequate.

”ASUU is to go back to its members so that we can have a proper update on the extent of the inconsistencies in payment.

”We expressed our displeasure that these things are happening – amputation of salaries, not-too-clear, foggy things happening over peoples monthly emoluments. So we’ve asked IPPIS and ASUU to work together over this.”

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of a closed-door meeting in Abuja on Monday.

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ASUU Meets FG today over predominate strike causing anxiousness in Nigerian Universities

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As the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, make arrangements to meets the Federal Government on Monday (today).Some students have shown concerns over the planned industrial action by ASUU

9jaflair reports that the  FG through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has scheduled to meet with the leadership of the union over the predominate strike action.

Recollect that the union had on June 19, threatened to embark on another strike over the alleged deliberate refusal of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, to pay the salaries and remittance of check-off dues of over 1,000 staff for 13 months.

The ASUU chairman University of Jos, Dr Lazarus Maigoro who made the revelation in a press statement accused the AGF of fanning the embers of discord between the Federal Government and the Union.

In a move to forestall the industrial action, the Federal Government would meet with the union 2pm today to look at the unending issues.

Recollect  that the union had on March 23, 2020, embarked on an industrial action which lasted for over 9 months, the longest of its strike in 10 years over the inability of the Federal Government to address the issues and implement some agreement the two parties entered years ago.

Consisting thea fresh development, some students spoke with 9jaflair to register their grievances over incessant strike actions in Nigerian Universities.

A 300 level student of the Benue State University, Makurdi, Miss Martha Onuh, lamented the current move by ASUU, urging the union to put the interest of the students at heart.

She said, “After staying at home for a while during academic calendar year in 2020, you think I will be happy hearing that ASUU may still embark on strike? Sometimes I don’t even care to know who is at fault and who is right. The Federal Government and the union should put our interest at heart.

“I applied for 4 years course, this is my 5th year in the university yet I’m in 300 level. It’s bad,”she lamented.

Similarly, James a final year student of the University of Nigeria, Nnsuka in a chat with our correspondent, appealed to both parties to find a means of settling their differences without industrial action.

“Most times, ASUU would say that they are fighting for the benefit of the students but at the end, the students who they claim that they are fighting for are the ones losing.

“Is there no other way for a union to register its grievances without a strike action? The incessant industrial action by the union, to me has crippled Nigerian universities,” he added.

Also, a Master’s Degree student in the university of Abuja, Adebayo Micheal urged the Federal Government and ASUU to settle their differences once and for all.

He said, “We can not be talking about strike every year. It’s quite shameful that our education system is never stable. I think even if it would take them one whole year to settle their differences and end it forever, it would be better for the students.

We await the result of today’s meeting by the union with FG.

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Procrastination flew you away

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Oh my loving Desdemona

Time could not wait for you

Your owners procastinate your life

But could not procrastinate your death

Delay caught you by the throat

Even when your owners were ready

Ready to save your life

Mr A was the problem

But Mr B cure was administered to you

Different pins went into your skin daily

These wicked vets., refused to allow your owners know about the nature of your sickness

These vets became useful fools

Even when the nature of your sickness was discovered

It was already too late

Too late to revive you

For the cold fingers already held you by the throat

For the sickness has eaten you deep

Deep beyond measures

The last pin entered your skin

Its content deliberating life or death

The last pin entered into your skin and its content sent you packing

Out of these beautiful world

Oh no the youngest owner watched

Watched the world crumble

For our beautiful Desdemona breath her last

Breath her last; at the same time tears dropped

Out of our last born’s eyes.

Summary: This write up is an Eulogy for the death of a dog. The owners of the dog lives at Oko-afo, Badagry. It was written by the last child of that family because of how close the child was to that dog, the last child is now a grown up and has decided to write an Eulogy for her lost Desdemona… Eulogy for a dog?

 

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