FG, ASUU reach partial consensus

The Federal Government and the striking  Academic Staff Union of Universities have reached a partial agreement, Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, announced on Monday. Ngige made the announcement at a reconciliation meeting in Abuja aimed at finding ways of resolving the strike which commenced on November 5. He said, “we have finished our deliberation for today. …

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Buhari appoints wife, Dolapo Osinbajo to drug abuse panel

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Dolapo, as members of Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse. The committee has the former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd) as its chairman. Buhari said the appointment of Aisha and Dolapo as members of the panel was …

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England winger Jadon Sancho’s value rises 806% to £79.44m in three months

England winger Jadon Sancho’s transfer value has risen by an astonishing 806% to £79.44m over the past three months, according to new analysis. The figures, from CIES Football Observatory, show the 18-year-old ex-Manchester City player’s rapid rise. Sancho, who made his senior England debut in October, joined Borussia Dortmund for about £10m in 2017 and was valued at £8.77m in …

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Vote-buying threat to democracy, say Saraki, Dogara

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said vote-buying is a threat to the nation’s democracy. Speaking at a public hearing in Abuja, they called for urgent action by stakeholders, especially security agencies to check the menace before the 2019 general election. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the …

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Nigeria expecting 18 fighter aircraft from US, Italy, says military

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Friday said the Nigerian military was still expecting to take delivery of 18 fighter aircraft from the United States of America and Italy to boost the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East and other operations across the country. Abubakar said the 18 aircraft were the much-talked about 12 A-29 Super Tucano …

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