Thursday, 31 October 2019

I am ready to stand trial if my security is guaranteed - Nnamdi Kanu tells Court

Nnamdi KANU in Court /

The leader of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, told the Federal Supreme Court in Abuja on Thursday (October 31st) that he was prepared to stand trial if the court guaranteed his safety.

Kanu told the presiding judge, Judge Binta Nyako, through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, that the request for the return of the head of IPOB's bail to face his trial had been filed. the 1st of April.

"We have a bail application filed on April 1, 2019, the application was submitted to the prosecution and was torn up for your hearing. We urge the court to re-establish ties because it will guarantee her safety when she returns home to continue her trial, "he said.

For his part, the federal government lawyer, Labaran Shuaibu, told the court that he was only following the procedure in place of the application. Shuaibu urged the court to postpone the case to allow them to present the necessary processes.

In rendering his decision, Judge Nyako, who postponed the case to 16 January, stated that the only way to guarantee Kanu's safety was to keep him in prison. She said that even judges are no longer safe in the country.

"Even the judges are kidnapped in the country. Prison is the only safe place for him, "he said.

Judge Nyako ordered the arrest of the head of the IPOB, Kanu. The judge made the order in a decision after canceling the bond given to Kanu. He explained that the court had made the order because Kanu did not appear in court after being released on bail in April 2017.

The judge also ordered that the trial be continued in the absence of the IPOB leader and that an arrest warrant be issued against him. On April 25, 2017, Judge Nyako granted Kanu's bail for health reasons and asked him to submit three guarantees, one of which was to be a deputy senator, a Jewish religious leader, and a highly respected person who was to : Owning a property in Abuja.

The judge warned the leader of the IPOB not to give interviews to the press, make demonstrations or attend a meeting of more than 10 people while he was on bail. She had also warned him that the bond would be revoked if he did not meet any of the conditions.

Adeleke family all wore matching outfits as they posed for Family photos.

Picture of Adelekes Family/

 The Adelekes: Davido and his siblings are pictured with their kids and spouses in a family photo with the Adeleke patriarch

The photo above shows a clear photo of The Adelekes family Showing how Davido and his siblings are pictured with their kids and spouses in a family the Adeleke patriarch

The photo which was shared online Shows  Davido's father Adedeji Adeleke, his kids, including Davido, and their spouses. Chioma, Davido's fiancee, who just gave birth was absent.

The grandchildren of Adedeji Adeleke were also present in the photograph including Davido's daughters, Imade and Hailey, but the newly Born Ifeanyi David Adeleke was not present due to tender nature.

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Oyo's pilgrim, Anifat Saheed escapes after Hajj 2019

Anifat Saheed, a pilgrim who participated in the pilgrimage of 2019, escaped after the Islamic spiritual exercise in Jeddah.

Professor Sayed Malik, chairman of the Muslim wing of the Oyo State Pilgrim Welfare Council, revealed this information during the presentation of the 2019 Hajj report to Governor Seyi Makinde in Ibadan on Thursday, October 31 .

Anifat, who participated in Hajj in 2019 with 913 other pilgrims, was remarkably absent when the council prepared the last group of pilgrims for their trip to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah in September. All efforts to locate it have failed.

Upon his return to Nigeria, the committee also did not find the address it indicated as its guarantor.

"So far, neither his guarantor nor any member of his family have come to ask him questions," he said.

Ghana Merchants Association closes shops owned by Nigerians

On Thursday, October 31, members of the Ghana Association of Trade Unions (GUTA) closed Nigerian-owned stores in five markets in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region.

It was the second time this year that the association closed Nigeria-owned stores, claiming that it was waging a war against foreign retailers in the country.

According to the GUTA, foreign retailers are unaware of Article 27 of Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) Law 865, which prohibits them from participating in the sale of goods or the provision of services in a market. at retail or in the street. The sale of property occupying any position must be reserved for Ghanaians.

The law also prohibits foreigners from operating taxis, beauty salons, selling medicines, producing and selling water in sachets, among others. The markets on which Nigerian merchants have been excluded are Kejetia, Suame Magazine, Adum and Asafo.

GUTA Public Relations Manager Albert Mensah Offei told Joy FM that the action would soon be extended to other parts of the country. However, according to, the action of the association is interpreted as a retaliatory measure following the closure of the Nigerian land border, which affected traders in the West African region.

GUTA recently noted that the closure of Nigeria's trade borders with Benin and other neighboring countries constituted a total violation of the ECOWAS treaties. Association President Joseph Obeng, who spoke with Accra-based Joy FM, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ECOWAS parliament had not checked Nigeria. He argued that this was sufficient evidence that all ECOWAS treaties and protocols were ineffective.

"Nigeria made a blatant mockery of the ECOWAS protocol if there is such a thing already. Surprisingly, the Foreign Ministry has not solved this problem, nobody talks about it and for two months, Ghana's assets have been immobilized in Nigeria. This act by the Nigerian government cancels the entire ECOWAS treaty on the free movement of people and goods, "he said.

A Crippled Blessed by Williams Uchemba Who gifted her a New Apartment

The Guy on white pictured Above is a well-known Nigerian Actor and comedian, who have been in the movie industry since he was Around the age of 13, Williams Uchemba recently gifts a cripple woman whose husband has abandoned her with their 7 children a house. was told that the woman on wheelchair has been crippled for over 4 years and ever since she separated with the husband due to the man's jilted act, the stress of Feeding and taking care of her family has been on her and it has not been easy for her since she lack the help of walking.

Due to depression, she has attempted to kill herself 3 times, but all to no avail.

Below is what the Popular actor, Williams Uchemba captioned in the photos he posted on Instagram

By the help of the almighty God i am happy to announce that Mrs Patricia has moved into her new home, even though it’s a rented apartment it won’t be for long as we have embarked on building her a house, a property she can call her own and never worry about rent I believe that will be very sustainable for her. And we are also giving her the capital she needs to start up her provision store business. I want to thank each and everyone that contributed one way or the other wether through service or financial contribution, your N500, N1000 And even more went a long way and I can’t even begin to mention the good news and testimonies we’ve been receiving from some of you guys that have.
My target is to get One million people( on a long term plan) off the street and give them a new life and hope. So I urge us to contribute anything as little as N500 to N1000 to enable us add to what we have to build Mrs Patricia a home.
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Young Mother Shocked after Her Mother Dresses Her Daughter In Shoes She Wore 35years Ago

A 36-Year-Old mother was happily surprise by her mother's reaction after she dresses her daughter in shoes she wore 35 years ago on her 1st birthday

A woman was shocked when her mother produced the shoes she wore on her first birthday and dressed her daughter in it for school.

The Young mother had no idea the shoes she wore in 1985 still existed until her mother brought it out to dress her granddaughter in it.

Posting the photo of her wearing the shoe on her first birthday as her mother carried her and another of her daughter wearing the same shoe for school 35 years later, Onyii wrote: "Hmmmm na so I dey today as my mum dressed my baby girl for school today guess what I saw my mum wore my Ada(daughter) d same shoe I wore on my first birthday which was in 1985 this woman can keep things for Africa. Luv you mum."

Cubana Host 2017 American Got talent Finalist, kechi at Cubana Cycle with Many Celebrities Present

 Yesterday Night, the 2017 America's Got Talent finalist Kechi Okwuchi turned 30 on October 29, as she celebrated her 30th birthday at Cubana with the Cubana Chief Priest and a host of  Some Nigerian Celebrities .

The Instagram Showman, Cubana Chief Priest made it possible for Naira Marley, Perruzi, Zlatan Ibile and ex BBNaija housemate, Ike Onyema present at the event.

Kechi who is also one of the two survivors of the Sosoliso plane crash in 2005, shared her birthday photos on Instagram with the caption "30, flirty & thriving. Happy birthday to me #30thbirthday #happybirthdaytome".

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The first military governor of Lagos State, Johnson is dead

Lagos State's first military governor, Mobolaji Johnson, is dead

Lagos State's first military governor, Brigadier General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, is dead.

His son Deji confirmed that the retired soldier had passed away hours ago.

The late Johnson was appointed Military Administrator by the Head of State, Major General Thomas Aguiy, and later Governor of Lagos State by his successor, Gen. Yakubu Gawon.

Arsenal exit Caraboa cup after loosing to Liverpool in penalty shootout

The England team, Liverpool performed the 'mother of all upsets' as they twice came from behind to level with Arsenal in a thrilling 5-5 draw in the Carabao cup on Wednesday.

Arsenal and Liverpool played with a lot of teenage players bamboozled each other's defences during the entirety of the match with star names Mo Salah, Saido Mane, Aubameyang and Xhaka all rested for the upcoming players.

Youngster Caoimhin Kelleher started in goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side, while Ki-Jana Hoever, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott also played.

While for Arsenal Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson and star player Mesut Ozil lined up for the gunners.

Liverpool's five goals came from a Mustafi own goal in the first quarter of the first half, a Milner effort just before half time, Alex Chamberlain in the 58the minute before Origi rounded up with two superb goals in the 62nd minute and the last few minutes of extra time.

Arsenal scored all five goals  through youngsters namely Pascua, Martinelli, Maitland Niles anf a superman like shot from Willock..

Devoid of extra time following new Carabao cup rules, Liverpool proceeded to win the match 5-4 on penalties.

At least 65 dead in Pakistan after passenger train explosion

The train exploded into a fireball after the explosion of a gas cylinder used for cooking. The fire destroyed three of the train cars near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the Punjab province in the south of the country.

Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told Geo TV: "Two kitchens exploded, cooking, cooking oil, adding fuel to the fire."

He added: "Most deaths are due to people who jumped off the train".

Authorities said many more people are injured, some in critical condition.

Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Punjab's Minister of Health, told AFP that more than 40 wounded had been transported to local hospitals.

The authorities warned that the death toll could increase further as the army was recruited to help with the rescue.

The minister said that people who prepare meals on long train journeys are a common problem.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Robbers attack Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio and his wife

Ex-Italian and Juventus footballer, Claudio Marchisio and his wife Roberta 'were robbed at gunpoint at the family villa in Turin, Italy.

According to report got from an  Italian newspaper La Stampa via, four people armed with guns and a screwdriver took money and other expensive possessions from the 33-year-old and his wife, Roberta during the operation which took place late on Tuesday night in the residential area of Vinovo in Turin.

The Rich couple were reportedly heading towards the Bianconeri’s youth academy at the time, before they were held up by the thieves, who requested they return home and hand over their valuables.

It was also reported that Marchisio later reported the sad experience to the Law enforcement in Carabinieri.

President Buhari in close meeting With King Salman In Riyadh

 The Nigerian president, Buhari was pictured today having a close meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on the margins of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference. Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

The Nigerian first citizen, President Buhari with some members of the Nigerian delegation arrives at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference.

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Messi makes history after scoring his 50th Career Free-kick

The Barcelona main man, Lionel Messi has scored his 50th goal from a direct free kick for club and country in all competitions.

Among this 50 free-kicks, 44 were scored for Barcelona and while the other 6 were for Argentina.

Barcelona remained unbeaten in all previous 31 La Liga matches in which Messi scored a direct free kick

A man arrested for sleeping with minor children in the state of Niger

Niger state police said on Tuesday they arrested a 35-year-old man, Ahmed Isah, from the New Market area, Sarkin-Pawa, in the local government area of ​​Munya, for having anal sex with children under 8 years old. . and 10.

The police acted on an alert and apprehended the suspect as he tried to escape.

The results indicate that on October 26, a man (name hidden) from the same address informed the police that the suspect (Isah) had brought the son of his cousin Bilal Isah, eight, to his bedroom and slept with him throughout the anus.

Isah, who has finally admitted to having anal sex with children under 8 to 10 years old, revealed that he knew the minor children's channel in the area.

The suspect told our correspondent that he had been involved in the act for three years and that no security guard had arrested him.

Ayomide Adeoye is enrolled at the international school Avi-cenna, G.R.A, Ikeja

  Three months after Ayomide Adeoye became famous, while performing at Celebrate the Comforter 2019, this 14-year-old boy enrolled at Avi-Cenna International School, G.R.A., Ikeja, Lagos.

Ayomide was the orange street vendor, adopted by Iya Adura, Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi, after a video in which he sang "You are precious" Tope Alabi, became viral on social networks.

After registering at the international school Avi-Cenna, the kind woman of God took Ayomide home, then to the shopping center of Ikeja City, to do his shopping.

Ricky Martin Welcomes Fourth Child With His Husband, Jwan Yosef

Latin singer Ricky Martin has announced the arrival of his son with his husband, Jwan Yosef, on Instagram with a sweet image of the bright parents who support their baby.

In the photo, Martin cradles baby Renn while Yosef squeezes the singer into his arms.

Martin and Yosef, who got married in 2017, welcomed Renn through a substitute, in the same way that the other three children of the couple were born, the twins Valentino and Matteo, 11, and the daughter of 9 month, Lucie.

Customs seized 33 containers of expired rice

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Tin Can Island Command, seized 54 containers loaded with contraband, including expired rice and banned drugs.

Comptroller General Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali, who briefed reporters at the Tin Can Island Customs Inspection Camp, said the seized items included 33 containers of expired rice, a container of rice concealed with spare parts , 11 unregistered pharmaceutical containers, two used tire containers, a used clothing container and four containers of refined vegetable oil in retail packaging.

The value of the seizure was fixed at 2,713 billion naira and was packed in 50-kg bags bearing the labels of the Nigerian companies. Some include Master Rice Bags labeled 31A Remi Fani Kayode Street, GRA, Ikeja and labeled Masters Energy Commodities Trading Limited. The cargo "Jasmine Rice" bore the inscription "Packaged for Yumfei International Trading Company Limited", with an address such as 103 Ebittu Ukiwe Street, Jabi, Abuja.

The Comptroller General of Customs said that it was planned to arrest the persons listed in the various consignments. He added that the closure of land borders meant that all goods destined for the Nigerian market were transported by seaports.

"An important thing about this seizure is that all the rice has expired or is about to expire. It is also worth noting the seizure of variants and unregistered drugs that improve the performance of pharmacists.

"Without a doubt, those who imported these dangerous items do not wish us the best. Imagine if they were able to introduce the expired rice, put it in a bag and change the expiry date so that Nigerians consume it.

"Realizing that there may be a violent reaction to the closure of the land borders, I have ordered all seaports and airports to strengthen their surveillance and to intercept all illegal and prohibited shipments for which smuggling could be attempted by these means. Entry points This decision was taken as these shipments may have been paid and importers will find ways to ensure that they are delivered to their warehouses in Nigeria, "said Ali.

Ballon D'Or is my Nobel Prize - Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo compared the gold medal to the Nobel prize, as he dreams of his sixth title.

Ronaldo said that while he spoke to France Football after making the list of 30 men for the 2019 prize.

The 34-year-old also said he learned from people like Michael Jordan and others who stood out in their work.

"I have learned from him as from all who have distinguished themselves.

"I do not talk about sports alone either. I like to read articles about the Nobel Prize, who invented, generated, created or developed something.

"The Nobel Prize for these guys is like the golden ball for me. I like to know why they invented something and how they did it. It's important and it helps me improve even more, "said Ronaldo.

Yellow fever kills 115 people in Katsina

An outbreak of yellow fever in the Matazu area of ​​Katsina state reportedly killed 115 people.

While members of the affected communities reported losing 115 people, local authorities said only 18 people died within three weeks of the outbreak. A former councilor in the Kogari constituency who spoke with the Daily Trust said that Kogari had been touched by the disease before spreading to the Unguwar-Sarka community.

He said: "In the past three weeks we have recorded more than 115 deaths."

Dr. Shamsu Ahmad, Executive Secretary of the State Agency for Primary Health Care Development, reported that 6,729,000 people had recently been immunized against yellow fever throughout the state.

"This is a suspected case of yellow fever.According to our list of lines and documents, 45 people became ill and 18 deaths were recorded.To date (Monday), there are 45 cases In the field, 11 blood samples were taken from the patients, five were negative for the yellow fever, and we are waiting for the result of another 6. Normally, we bring the samples to Abuja and Lagos for confirmation, because we we can not do it here. "

Reason Why Mourinho wants to manage Arsenal, Tottenham

According to the British Sun, Jose Mourinho is interested in his return to the Premier League. He can become the first coach to win titles in three different English clubs.

Mourinho, who was fired at Manchester United in December 2018, was recently linked to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham lost four of his ten league games and fell to eleventh place in the standings. He suffered a shameful loss to Team Colchester United of League One in the Carabao Cup.

Unai Emery is also under heavy pressure in the UAE, with Arsenal having won just one of their last four league games and showing little sign of improvement since Arsene Wenger's departure.

Mourinho won the Europa League and EFL Cup during his hectic time at Old Trafford, but could not replicate his success at Chelsea.

During two periods in Chelsea, Mourinho won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three EFL Cups.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

safety agencies Discovered Five Containers Laden With Rotten Fish, Other Edibles, Found In Apapa

Two safety agencies of Lagos State Government on Monday discovered five containers with rotten fish and other edibles in Apapa area of ​​the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria learns that the shocking discovery is made during a visit to the site of the Apapa.

NAN gathered that the site was inspected by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency
Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency.

"The joint-team discovered edibles, including fish, which had become rotten due to faulty refrigerators.

"The LASEMA team is concerned with the absence of emergency action and is in a position to prevent it.

"A total number of 25 containers was located and five containers laden with edibles have faulty refrigerators.

"The edibles have therefore defrosted and become severe," Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA Director General, told NAN on Monday.

The LASEMA boss says that the roof of the house is closed on the street at Trinity Close, Apapa.

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Senate prevents Maiduguri University from increasing School Fees

On Tuesday, the Senate asked the authorities at Maiduguri University to suspend its recent rate hike.

The Red Chamber has also asked its Higher Education Committee to consult with the Nigerian Universities Commission to develop an agreement to simplify tuition fees in all higher education institutions.

Senator Borno North's representative, Abubakar Kyari, drew the attention of his colleagues to the increase in fees.

He added that raising the rates from 40% to 400% could force young people to leave the institution to join the insurgents, which would worsen security conditions in the country.

He cited the example of a particular rate that was previously 25,000 N, but has now been increased to 125,000 N.

He said the action could affect education in the geopolitical zone of the northeast.

He said it was important to ensure the opening of schools in the north-east of the country, without crisis, to fight against insecurity, particularly in the state of Borno.

Pete Edochie and his wife relax with Yul Edochie

 Nollywood actor and politician Yul Edochie saw his parents, Pete Edochie, and his wife relax after recording a video.

The actor confirmed in his Facebook message that he had visited his parents and decided to do so before leaving the city.

Police clash with members of the IPOB in Ebonyi

 Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) reported that a detachment of the joint security team opened fire on its members in Ozibo, Ebonyi local government area, Ebonyi State, Sunday. latest.

Although no one lost their lives, several members of the pro-Biafra group were injured as a result of the conflicts that broke out when security agents stormed Oguzoronweya Elementary School, where the group inaugurated its chapter. .

IPOB chief Nnamdi Kanu, who announced the news on his Twitter account shortly after. "A team of security agents invaded the IPOB meeting place in Ebonyi and opened fire on innocent citizens. Early reports indicate that many are seriously injured and some are in critical condition, "said Kanu.

When contacted, the state's public relations officer, Loveth Odah, a deputy superintendent of police, rejected IPOB's claim that the police had opened fire on them and instead, it was a pro-Biafra group that allegedly attacked the police with weapons and other dangers. Objects

Ed Sheeran is now UK’s richest star under 30 after taking the top spot from Adele.

The 28-year-old singer who has had a successful year topped Heat magazine’s annual guide to the UK’s wealthiest stars aged 30 and under, having jumped from an estimated worth of £94 million in 2017 to £170 million.

Sheeran, who was in second place last year, took the first spot from fellow music star Adele as she turned 31 in May. She is no longer eligible for the accolade

According to Standard UK, the increase in Sheeran’s wealth is partly due to his world record-breaking, highest-grossing two-year Divide Tour, which saw him play more than 250 shows to more than seven million fans since March 2017.

In addition, Sheeran’s songwriting efforts have helped him to shift 150 million records across the world for both himself and other artists including Justin Bieber, Anne-Marie and Rita Ora, bringing him substantial royalties.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 30, is at number two with an estimated wealth of £90 million. In third place is One Direction star Harry Styles, 25, who has an estimated fortune of £64 million.

 1. Ed Sheeran, 28, (£170m)

2. Daniel Radcliffe, 30, (£90m)

3. Harry Styles, 25, (£64m)

4. Emma Watson, 29, (£57m)

5. Niall Horan, 26, (£54.8m)

6. Little Mix (£50m)

7. Louis Tomlinson, 27, (£46m)

8. Liam Payne, 26, (£44m)

9. Cara Delevingne, 27, (£39.5m)

10. Zayn Malik, 26, (£38m)

11. Sam Smith, 27, (£34m)

12. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 29, (£21m)

13. Rita Ora, 28, (£17.8m)

14. Stormzy, 26, (£12m) - NEW ENTRY

15. Dua Lipa, 24, (£11.8m) - NEW ENTRY

16. The 1975, (£10.9m)

17. Sophie Turner, 23, (£8.5m)

18. Daisy Ridley, 27, (£8.4m)

19. Nicholas Hoult, 29, (8.3m)

20. Dev Patel, 29, (£7.5m)

21. John Boyega, 27, (£6.6m)

23. Sam Faiers, 28, (£6.3m)

= Joey Essex, 29, (£6.3m)

24. Tommy Mallet, 27, (£5.2m) - NEW ENTRY

25. Maisie Williams, 22, (£4.5m) - NEW ENTRY

27. George Ezra, 26, (£4.4m) - NEW ENTRY

= Jess Glynne, 30, £4.4m - NEW ENTRY

28. Olivia and Alex Bowen, 25 and 28, (£4.3m – joint) - NEW ENTRY

29. Billie Faiers, 29, (£3.6m) - NEW ENTRY

30. Tom Holland, 23, (£3.5m) - NEW ENTRY


Megan Markle's half sister is facing a police investigation

Police reportedly opened an online harassment investigation against Samantha Markle, Meghan Markle's half-sister.

The investigation comes after the US police received complaints from at least four countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

Samantha, a native of Virginia, reportedly wrote online multiple controversial messages about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

An officer from the Polk County Sheriff's Department said, "There have been many cases of cyberbullying."

The officer, who is working on the investigation, added: "This is a broad and extensive investigation, which may take a long time."

That happened after the Duchess of Sussex was moved to tears when she spoke of her "struggle" to be the focus of media attention in a moving interview for the ITV documentary "Harry and Meghan : an African adventure ".

The Duchess of Sussex's voice broke when she revealed that it was difficult for her to cope after her marriage and childbirth, adding, "Few people have asked if I'm fine."

On Friday, Samantha Markle called her hypocrite half-sister, Meghan, a hypocrite, and said she could not believe Meghan had the audacity to comment because she had not checked her father, Thomas Markle. Sir, through his multiple health problems in recent years.

ASUU disagree with Government Plan to include university workers in the IPPIS

ASUU in Owerri on Monday rejected the federal government's plan to include university workers in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The union said it had offered the opportunity to develop an alternative to IPPIS.

Comrade Uzo Onyebinama, the union's zone coordinator in the Owerri region, said on Monday at a press conference at Imer State University (IMSU) in Owerri.

Nigeria News Agency (NAN) announced that the press conference was organized at the request of the presidents of five unions of ASUU of Chukwuemeka University Odimegwu Ojukwu in Igboaram and the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) .

The others are IMSU, Owerri, Nnamdi Asikiwe University, Awka and the University of Agriculture Michael Okpara, Umudike.

The press conference was convened to draw attention to topical issues that could lead to a violation of industrial harmony in universities and paralyze academic and research activities.

According to Onyebinama, IPPIS violates the autonomy of universities and the FGN / ASUU agreement and does not respond to the peculiarity inherent in the nature and structure of universities.

"In concrete terms, IPPIS violates and erodes the autonomy of universities inherent in the provisions of Section 2AA of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendments) Act 2003," he said.

The ASUU Zone Coordinator stated that university activities (teaching, research and community service) in universities involved specific steps with deadlines.

"Universities are structured so as to be independent and free from bureaucracy in the public service.

"As a result, the academic institution is not only flexible and dynamic, but also pragmatic with the main objectives of responding quickly to critical demands. IPPIS denies it.

"The union considers the statement of the general accountant of the federation (OAGF) that the ASUU's position against IPPIS is an acknowledgment of corruption as inexpensive blackmail.

"ASUU can not be blackmailed to evade its sacred responsibility to defend the autonomy of universities.

"ASUU's zero tolerance of corruption (individual and institutional) is widely applauded and the union has offered the opportunity to develop an alternative to IPPIS," he said.

Onyebinama said the union has long called for the establishment of statutory panels to visit federal universities, adding that they constitute a platform for investigating the conduct of the university's affairs.

He said that the fact that the federal government did not investigate university affairs through visitor group instruments was the real support for corruption.

In the 2009 FGN / ASUU agreement, he said the renegotiation attempt that should have been renegotiated in 2012 failed because of what he called the top hand of a government-trained team.

He asserted that the team acted from a script deliberately designed to thwart the renegotiation exercise.

"For 10 years, wages and staffing have remained constant, despite double-digit inflation and the devaluation of the naira.

"Therefore, we take this opportunity and the media to call well-intentioned Nigerians to engage in the GF to end mandatory university registration at IPPIS.

"This should also ensure that the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN / ASUU agreement is completed without further delay. A point in time clearly records nine.

"Our universities certainly need a break from the relentless industrial crisis provoked by the insensitivity of the government," he said.

healthy rivalry with Messi in Spain made me better player - Ronaldo

The Seria A main man, Cristiano Ronaldo has said that his competition with Catalan Forward, Messi has made him a better Stricker.

The two Most popular Footballers have won the Ballon d'Or five times and are considered to be two of the greatest players of all time.

Cristiano Spent about Nine years in Spain, before going to juventus  in 2018 and was awarded the highest honor.

Ronaldo has now echoed those views, telling France Football: "A lot of people said that we fed each other, that being together in Spain made us better.

"That's certainly true. I felt his presence more in Madrid than in Manchester. It was a healthy rivalry. We were the symbols of our clubs.

"It's always nice to be in a flattering way. It's nice if they say I've been the best, a fantastic player.

"Today, I hear everything they say about me, but when it's all over, at the end of my career, I will not mind because I'll disconnect from everything."

228 prisoners escape from Kogi Prison

According to reports, as many as 228 prisoners escaped from the federal prison center in Koton Karfe, Kogi State. found that a heavy shower on Monday morning in Koton-Karfi facilitated the escape of prisoners after the collapse of some parts of the midsize prison building, while many houses were flooded with floods. community

It was reliably inferred that the rain started on Monday around 2 am, which caused damage that led to the destruction of parts of the prison building, which allowed the detainees to escape.

When our correspondent visited the community on Monday, some of the people who spoke to our reporter said that the rain was very heavy and fell for several hours.

According to him, it was because of the heavy rain that caused the flood, which affected many houses and the prison building.

The acting head of the Koton-Karfi Karfi Central Mosque, Saidu Suleiman Nuhu, who also spoke with our journalist, said the Osugu River had flooded his bank and destroyed many houses, including the prison. which resulted in the flight of some detainees.

However, efforts to talk to the prison officials who went to the scene were unsuccessful, all the places having been flooded, but a source close to the prison services revealed that about 228 of the detainees who had escaped only 100 were arrested again by security agents.

The source added that the Deputy Comptroller General of the Correctional Service, Ahmed Jafaru, had gone there, saying that the government would make every effort to keep detainees at large.