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FG to Close Third Mainland Bridge on Friday 24/07/2020



The federal government will from 12 PM on Friday authorize a fractional conclusion of the Third Terrain Scaffold in Lagos State, for booked recovery work to guarantee that the significant transportation office doesn’t fall.

It was found out that the substitution of harmed bars, hydro-destruction of all non-firm parts and lifting of two of the scaffold traverses will take an enormous segment of the work, which is relied upon to last from July to January 2021.Others are hostile to rust treatment of uncovered bars, substitution of 14 harmed development joints and other assistant attempts to make the extension more secure for suburbanites.

In spite of the fact that chips away at the extension, considered the busiest in the nation with an absolute traffic of 132,702 vehicles for each day, is relied upon to affect development around the city, the central government has noticed that street traffic directors will be sent to limit tumult.

Pastor of Works and Lodging , Mr Babatunde Fashola, while instructions writers in Abuja on the proposed support of the scaffold, said restoration work would be completed on a length of 3.5 kilometers out of the 11.8 kilometer connect.

As indicated by him, the restoration of the extension got basic because of fizzling and harmed partitions, including that the administration can’t stand to reconstruct the scaffold whenever permitted to fall.

Fashola clarified that the extension, which connects the Lagos Island with Lagos Terrain, was among the offices assigned for upkeep after a complete appraisal of the 37 scaffolds the nation over.

The clergyman, while recognizing that the conclusion of the extension will welcome difficulty on Nigerians, said there was no other method to do the upkeep work without shutting it somewhat.

He stated: “The development of the extension crossed three decades and we can’t bear to remake it in the event that we permit it to thoroughly fall. Framework must be kept up. After the work is done, we will have a superior driving encounter on the extension.”

The clergyman included that N277 billion will be expected to restore all the 37 extensions across the country.

In his comments, the Chief, Thruway Scaffolds and Plan, Mr Emmanuel Adeoye, said the upkeep work to be done on the extension, aside the known ones, would be coordinated by engineers included.

He said elective courses had been given to occupy traffic from the extension during the half year upkeep period.

Corps Marshal, Government Street Security Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, who likewise talked during the occasion, said a sum of 250 faculty would be sent to guarantee a free progression of traffic.

Prior, the Lagos State Government had reported elective streets that were fixed to enhance the difficulty during the period.

A portion of the courses include: Iddo inwards Carter Extension, Market street inwards Herbert Macaulay street and Herbert Macaulay street by Abeokuta Road just as Herbert Macaulay by Burial ground and Apapa street inwards Oyingbo.

The primary period of the recovery, it stated, would concentrate on Oworonshoki inwards Lagos Island toward the beginning of the day with traffic redirection from 12 PM to 1p.m. and afterward Lagos Island inwards Oworonshoki where traffic would be occupied toward the evening from 1p.m. to 12 PM.

It asked drivers who don’t have earnest tasks on the island during the restoration to evade the zone to dishearten the inundation of vehicular developments that may prompt more disorder on the streets.


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




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





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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