El-Rufai Sacks 16 KASU Lecturers
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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has dismissed 16 lecturers and 2 non-academic staff in Kaduna State University (KASU) for participating in a protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) in May.
Recall that the NLC embarked on two days protest in the state over the state government’s plan to sack thousands of workers.
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In a letter released by the institution’s management on Monday, it showed the names of the affected lecturers and confirming that salary payment to them has been stopped.
Buhari charges Armed Forces To End Insecurity
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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has charged the Nigerian Armed Forces to quell the rising insecurity in the country.
He also directed them to collaborate in order to win the battle.
Buhari gave the charge at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday while receiving the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, who was accompanied by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.) and Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.
The new Army Chief had visited the President to be formally introduced.
While addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting, Magashi said the President also provided new instructions on how to tackle insecurity.
Pastor Kumuyi defiles Nigerian Govt’s Twitter ban
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The general overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi, has disobeyed President Muhammadu Buhari’s ban on the microblogging platform, Twitter.
Kumuyi who holds a large following in Nigeria, defied the ban on Monday, saying tweets shared on his page are targeted at a global audience in more than 5 continents and over 100 Nations.
Kumuyi said the contents are shared from any of these locations.
3 Killed As Nigerian Army Battle Bandits On Kaduna-Zaria Highway
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Troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday successfully repelled an attack by bandits along the Kaduna-Zaria highway.
However, two villagers and a traveller were killed by the armed gunmen during the encounter with the troops of 4Demo Battalion in some locations around Igabi local government area of Kaduna State.
The incident was confirmed in a statement on Monday evening by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan.
Aruwan added that the troops acted based on credible intelligence on the movement of the bandits and moved to ambush the criminals.
Over 20 People Killed By Herdsmen in Benue
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Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have reportedly killed 20 people in Odugbeho village, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
The gunmen were said to have invaded the community on Sunday night.
The latest attack comes days after over 30 people were reportedly killed, including students of the College of Education in Katsina Ala LGA of the state.
Catherine Anene, police spokesperson in Benue, in a statement confirmed the latest attack but said the number of casualties had yet to be ascertained.
House Kicks against Return to 1963 Constitution
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The House of Representatives has kicked against the possibility of enacting a new Constitution or re-enacting the 1963 Constitution also known as the Republican Constitution for Nigeria.
The lawmakers argued that there was no going back on the ongoing amendments to the 1999 Constitution.
Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, in an electronic interview with journalists yesterday, described the Republican Constitution as archaic.
Kalu insisted that the 1963 Constitution had lost its merits applied to the current realities in the country.
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