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Eseme…Akwa Ibom APC governorship candidate never withdrew from race



The Administrator, Data and Vital Correspondence Board and Representative of Akwa Ibom State APC Crusade Chamber, Hon.Eseme Eyiboh hosts said that the get-together’s governorship hopeful, Mr. Nsima Ekere has not pulled back from the gubernatorial race which would be hung on Walk 9, 2019.

Eyiboh expressed this at the wake of hypotheses by a few quarters that Nsima Ekere has pulled out of the challenge.

In a press explanation sent to writers in Uyo on Thursday, Ekere’s battle representative portrayed such talk as not exclusively being noxious yet a ploy by the PDP to turn away their approaching annihilation in the up and coming governorship decision in the state.

As indicated by the announcement, “Our consideration has been attracted to a trivial flimflam by specialists of the General population’s Equitable Gathering and its governorship competitor, Minister Udom Emmanuel, at present making the rounds in the web-based social networking that proposes that the governorship applicant of the All Progressives Congress in the Walk 9, 2019, Obong Nsima Ekere, has pulled back from the governorship race.

“The review, which does not qualify as a news story and furthermore does not qualify as a press proclamation, is said to have been marked by Hon Eseme Eyiboh, the Representative of the APC Crusade Chamber, is just the typical seriously concocted deceptive stories, which lamentably has turned into the sign of the Udom organization and his gathering the PDP in the state.

“Regardless, the announcement assigned the APC Representative as the ‘Executive of media and correspondence (Official Spokeman (sic)) Akwa Ibom APC Battle Directorate, Order Crusade Office, Uyo.’

“The beginner essayist gave out his personality by alluding to APC Crusade office as ‘Order Battle office’, which is the battle stage of Udom Emmanuel.

“For the shirking of uncertainty, the governorship competitor of the All Progressives Congress, Obong Nsima Ekere has not pulled back from the governorship race. He has no motivation to do as such. The publicity is leaving a dread stricken side, which as of now figures with the sureness of the thrashing gazing them in the face.

“Obong Nsima Ekere has kept on getting a charge out of the mind-boggling backing and underwriting of the simplification of the general population of the state.

“We ask all APC individuals and our abounding supporters to overlook such purposeful publicity and spotlight on their determination to choose Obong Nsima Ekere as the following legislative leader of Akwa Ibom State.

“Genuinely Akwa Ibom merits the best; really Akwa Ibom merits Obong Nsima Ekere as senator.”

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





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



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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Bandits attack police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara



Armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked the Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing at least 13 police officers

We gathered that the incident occured on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty.

A residents who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.

“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”

“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”

“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several police vehicles move towards the area,” he said.

When contacted by our correspondent, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu said he would inquire and revert.


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