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Buhari leaves for US on Monday, Nigeria will burn if i'm rearrested, Nnamdi Kanu boasts and other major healines you missed today


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LAUTECH Has 99 Bank Accounts – Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Saturday said Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho,had 99 bank accounts.

He also added that the institution’s school fees might be reviewed to make it self sustaining.

The governor disclosed this on Saturday in Ibadan, while featuring on a programme, ‘Saturday Special,’ aired on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Ajimobi said since he assumed office in 2011, his administration had paid N22bn to the institution.


He described the amount being paid as school fees in LAUTECH as “abysmal.”

“The default in the payment of subvention and salaries was as a result of economic downturn. When we came on board, we reduced the school fee to N65,000.

“There are secondary schools that charge between N150,000 and N200,000, while some universities charge between N500,000 and N2m. To date, we have heavily subsidised LAUTECH.

Imagine, the institution has 99 accounts and some could not be traced,” he said.

The governor added that the government had taken steps to resolve the crisis in the university, among which was the auditing of its account to determine its viability to be

self-sustaining.

Ajimobi disclosed that the government had constituted the institution’s governing council which would submit its report after the holiday.

He promised that the crisis in the university would soon be over and the institution would be given a take-off grant for three months.

 

Fayose Sacks Aide Over Eid El-Kabir Prayers

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has sacked his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi.

A statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Adelusi was relieved of his duty over “dereliction of duty.”

The statement, which was announced on the state-owned radio station, did not explain the specific offence committed by Adelusi.

But a source in the Governor’s Office said Adelusi was sacked because he failed to organise adequate media coverage for the Eid prayer in Ado Ekiti, which the governor attended on Friday, Punch states.

 

Buhari leaves for US on Monday
 President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Monday, September 4, 2017 for a trip to Washington, DC, Sahara Reporters say.

Mr. Buhari's trip to the US is at the invitation of President Donald Trump, with a Nigerian Presidency source telling their correspondent that Mr. Trump extended the invitation last February, shortly after his inauguration.

According to an itinerary seen by  SaharaReporters, Mr. Buhari is scheduled to leave his hometown, Daura, by helicopter at 9:15 am on Monday for Katsina airport. From the airport, he will fly out at 10 am aboard a presidential jet to Washington, DC.

A source at the Presidency told SaharaReporters that the earlier plan was for Mr. Buhari to combine the official visit to the US with his participation at the UN General Assembly in New York from September 21 to 25, 2017.

 

Nigeria will Burn if i am rearrested - Nnamdi Kanu
 Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has boasted that Nigeria will burn if he is rearrested by the Federal Government. Kanu made this declaration in an interview with The Sun newspaper.

He asked why those calling for his arrest have refused to call for the arrest of the coalition of northern youths who gave the quit notice to Igbos to leave the North before October 1.

Asked if he was afraid of being rearrested for flouting bail conditions, Nnamdi Kanu said:

“I don’t care! Quote me verbatim. If I’m rearrested, this country will burn, I assure you.


”From where that oil money they depend on, they can no longer have access to it. I assure them that. This is not empty threat.

”We’re IPOB, we don’t abandon our own.

The Biafra gadfly also talked on the Anambra governorship election slated for November. He said it is the people’s civic responsibility to boycott the Anambra elections, adding that a “total and absolute boycott” will be implemented.

Kanu said the support he has gotten from his tour of “Biafran territory” has never been replicated by anyone, not by any visiting dignitary, Head of State, political or religious leader.

On President Muhammadu Buhari‘s speech upon his return from his over 100 days medical vacation, Kanu said he doesn’t believe the president wrote the speech.

Kanu said he still has plans to visit Lagos and Kaduna like he stated he would.

“I have a lot of friends in Lagos and Southern Kaduna too. When the time comes, I will visit those places.

”You spoke about my security, but I’m telling you that I’m not living any more. What you are seeing is but an empty shell that is only seeking for Biafra.”



ASUU: We Have Had A Enough Of Toying With The Future Of Students -aruna Kadiri


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) is set to begin a mother of all “Student's Mass Action” on September 05, 2017 in defense of nation's posterity which is currently been toyed with.
For almost three (3) weeks now Nigerian students of public universities in Nigeria have been at home for no fault of theirs, instead because of government inability to live up to its statutory responsibilities to the country.
ASUU had on August 14, embarked on an indefinite strike to demand the implementation of the 2009 agreement with the Federal Government on conditions of service, funding, university autonomy and academic freedom.
Since then, deliberations between the two parties (FG and ASUU) to suspend the industrial strike which has crippled academic activities across campuses in the country ended in deadlock.
Calls by students under the aegis of NANS who are always at the receiving end urging both parties to find a common ground in the interest of nation's education also fell on deaf ears.
While ASUU are genuinely making every effort to put our universities at par with their counterparts across the world, the present government has unfortunately maintained such posture as “insensitive”, suggesting it doesn't give a damn about its students.
Contradictory statements in the past days only justifies this common jealously-held opinion of Nigerians, especially at the grassroots, that our leaders have no regard for the people whom entrusts and empowers them to mann public affairs on their behalf and interest.
Indeed our political class are yet to get their bearing. They pay more attention to their personal gains to the detriment of the education of our youth. They forget that no nation can rise if the youth are not properly educated and technologically oriented.
After all, why won't our political elite be so adept at gambling with the future of the youths? They can afford to care less about the education sector because their children are in safe and comfortable environments abroad. While those whose children are not schooling abroad put their children in private universities. That is why they are prepared to ignore public tertiary institutions in the country.
From President Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo, Senate President Saraki, Rt. Hon. Dogara, Gov. Rochas etc, the story is all the same. Recently, we have seen pictures of some of these top public officials as they joyfully without shame appear with their children on the pages of newspapers or on television screens announcing the graduation of their children from Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, London School of Economics and other high ranking universities in the world. Indeed, some of our leaders have no shame and honour!
In view of this and in furtherance of NANS charter of demands, the apex students body is set to begin a mass action for students to return to their classrooms and also for education to be given its due priority in our budget at all level of governments.
Recalls that NANS President, Comrade Aruna Kadiri had a week ago in a press statement urged the federal government to resolve the impasse with ASUU to call-off the strike which unfortunately has failed to do so.
“We have had enough of toying with the future of students. The FG must do everything possible to get ASUU back to the classrooms since the strike was a result of their inability to honour their negotiated agreement with ASUU,” the statement by President Kadiri reads.
On behalf of the President, I want to publicly use this medium to invite all Nigerian Students both home and diaspora to be part of this planned mass action to save the tertiary institutions from total collapse. We must not allow our education system to die before our voices be heard. Remember, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
The take-off point for the protest is Unity Fountain Abuja by 10:00am prompt. Freedom cometh only by struggle.
Aluta Continua, Victoria Ascerta!!!
Akolo Raymond Eggon
Media Aide To The NANS President (SAA)
September 03, 2017


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