Connect with us

Latest News

Top Newspaper headlines today 20th November 2020

Benjamin Ukpabi

Published

on

Top Newspaper headlines today 20th November 2020

UTAS NUC has framework for hardware, says ASUU

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities has said the National University Commission has the framework for warehousing the University Transparency Accountability Solution software.

 

UTAS is the platform created by ASUU as an alternative to the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. (Top Newspaper headlines)

 

UTAS NUC has framework for hardware, says ASUU

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities

The Chairman of ASUU, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, made this known in an interview with ThePUNCH while reacting to the statement by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, that the Federal Government did not make provision for the procurement of UTAS hardware in the budget.

READ  The most google searched news by Nigerians in August

Buhari says more resources needed to tackle emerging diseases

THE President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday said emerging diseases had made it important for all countries to increase resource allocation. (Top Newspaper headlines)

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke at the virtual inauguration of capital projects executed by the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Project Zero to track, return out-of-school pupils — Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday flagged off ‘Project Zero,’ aimed at tracking and returning over 21,000 pupils who abandoned primary schools post COVID-19.

READ  #ENDSARS/CROCODILE SMILE: Protesters others warn Buhari and Buratai against deploying troops

 

Sanwo-Olu, during the flag off in Lagos, noted that those being tracked would also include pupils whose parents had relocated in the aftermath of COVID-19. (Top Newspaper headlines)

Project Zero is an initiative deployed to tackle the menace of out-of-school children by supporting and re-enrolling children who are out of school or on the verge of dropping out of school.

Police arrest suspected looters of Calabar Rice City

The Cross River Police Command has arrested three suspects who looted insecticide pumping machines from the Calabar Rice City during the EndSARS protest on Oct. 24 in Calabar.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulkadir Jimoh, who paraded the suspects on Thursday in Calabar, said they were arrested at 8 miles axis of Calabar on their way out to Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

READ  President Buhari approves automatic employment for graduates

The Commissioner also paraded 12 other suspects arrested for various crimes in the state. (Top Newspaper headlines)

According to him, the state command had earlier announced and gave out 48 hour grace period to looters of both private and public properties to return them to the police.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Dec 5th 2020

Benjamin Ukpabi

Published

on

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Dec 5th 2020

Today Saturday 5th December 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

Ogun 2021 budget: Abiodun treading the path of recovery, sustainability
“The main thrust of our capital spending programme in 2021 is the completion of many ongoing and new projects as possible across the State. Accordingly, we have prioritised projects that can be rapidly completed to benefit our people.” Those were the words of the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun. (Breaking News)

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES: A health priority taking too long

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) have been relegated to the background for too long without proper recognition and investment from the government. The results are distressing, causing preventable deaths, disability and reduced productivity. Grave danger, according to experts, lies ahead if the issue is not prioritised without delay.

Lagos East: EndSARS aftermath won’t affect poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the aftermath of EndSARS protest won’t affect turnout of voters in today’s Lagos East by-election. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Lagos, INEC National Commissioner, Dr Adekunle Ogunmola, said the commission took the decision to conduct the rescheduled election for Dec 5 after thorough consultation. (Breaking News)

READ  Sunday Latest News 29th November 2020

Kalu, minister inspect projects in Abia North, promise speedy completion

The Minister of Power, Engr Saleh Maman, has promised to ensure speedy completion of power projects scattered across Abia North Senatorial District. The minister said yesterday during an inspection and assessment tour of the projects in company of the Senate Chief Whip and Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu (Breaking News)

Commissioner withdraws as surety for Anyim in EFCC’s probe
Ekumankama Joseph Nkama, Ebonyi State Commissioner for Investment and Abuja Liaison, has withdrawn his surety for former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, in his ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for alleged mismanagement of Ecological Fund while in office as SGF.

READ  NLC Suspends strike for two weeks

Boko Haram: Mercenaries, not the solution –Umar

…we don’t have to stick to particular set of Generals, that’s old school A former Military Intelligence Officer, Capt. Aliyu Umar (rtd), has advised the Federal Government to toe the path of Israeli, which he said has been plagued by terrorists’ attacks for years but did not call in mercenaries. (Breaking News)

PDP accuses APC of militarising Zamfara bye-election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to use security agents and armed thugs to unleash violence and rig the December 5 Bakura Federal Constituency bye-election. The party in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan alleged that two of its supporters had been killed (Breaking News)

Okwuosa: More S’East governors set to join APC

There are strong indications that the remaining governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East and few of the South- South geo-political zones are set to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) soon. This is coming as the APC national leadership is putting the finishing touches

READ  FG apologizes for asking Nigerians to re-register their bank information

Fashola: FG has awarded 671 road contracts

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has disclosed that the Federal Government has awarded about 671 road contracts covering about 13,000 kilometres across the country, adding that the government is also embarking on massive infrastructure upgrade nationwide. (Breaking News)

U.S. varsities offer $2.17m scholarships to 19 Nigerian students
Nineteen high achieving, lowincome students from southern Nigeria have received full scholarships totalling $2.17 million to attend American universities and colleges for the 2020/2021 academic session. This was confirmed yesterday in a statement signed by Information Specialist, Temi tayo Famutimi, of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos.

Breaking News in Nigeria Today

Continue Reading

Latest News

POS operative shot and killed on Benin City, Edo State

Benjamin Ukpabi

Published

on

POS operative shot and killed on Benin City, Edo State

Suspected armed robbers on Friday, shot dead a young Point of Sales operator in Benin City, Edo state.

The incident happened at Godwin Abbey Way, off Sapele road in Benin city on Friday afternoon, December 4.

It was gathered that the armed men stormed the centre at exactly 12:50pm and went straight to the young girl said to be in her early twenties, who was operating the POS shop.

According to reports, the robbers collected her mobile phones, undisclosed amount of money and other personal items and still shot her dead though she did all they asked her to do.

READ  Reign of terror in Abuja community

The dare devil armed men later zoomed off towards the Sapele road end of Benin city.

Some sympathisers at the scene described the deceased as a young promising girl who was into POS business to make ends meet.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Heavy Shootings As Smugglers, Customs Exchange Gunfire In Ogun

Wisdom Nwachukwu

Published

on

Heavy shooting as rice smugglers, custom officers clash in Olorunlere Village in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government of Ogun State.

The 1 command of the Nigerian Customs Service intercepted in Alapoti, where they exchanged heavy gunfire. The custom command confirmed the disappearance of one of their officer Taiwo Odeyemi, which they cant trace his way about.

The spokesman of the the Ogun 1 Command Hammed Bukoye Oloyede in a statement on friay said “The suspected smugglers, sensing their loss on sighting the patrol team, attempted to evade arrest and eventually started shooting sporadically at the Officers. This resulted in a serious exchange of fire between the two sides.

READ  #ENDSARS/CROCODILE SMILE: Protesters others warn Buhari and Buratai against deploying troops

“Consequently, the patrol team called for reinforcement. However, before the intervention from other units, they were overwhelmed due to the numeric strength of the smugglers/hoodlums. In the ensuing commotion, the Customs team tactically withdrew to enable the arrival of the reinforcements teams.

“On the arrival of the military personnel and other units of Customs including Federal Operations Unit (FOU) as requested by the CAC, the hoodlums had already vandalised one of the official vehicles attached to the team. It was later discovered that an official driver, CA I (T) Taiwo J Odeyemi was missing and has not been found as at the time of writing this report.

READ  Reign of terror in Abuja community

“In the light of the above, investigation is ongoing and effort is being made along with other security agencies and other critical stakeholders to locate the whereabouts of the missing officer and rescue him alive.

“To this end, the CAC strongly warn smugglers and their supporters that the incessant attacks leave Officers with no other choice than to use appropriate force to deal with these new waves of criminal attacks on personnel performing their statutory functions.

The Command is not deterred by this and will step up its offensive against those whose interest is to make profits at the expense of the Nation. Finally, the CAC has vowed to ensure that those behind this attack face the full wrath of the law and justice.”

READ  Sunday Latest News 29th November 2020

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Trending