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Blame Fed, State Govt For Rising Insecurity – ASUU

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ASUU Blames Federal, State Govts Over Rising Insecurity, Poverty, Others

The Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU, says federal and state governments should be blamed for rising insecurity in the country.  The union says causes of insecurity are not treated by some states before organizing their own internal security networks.

ASUU chairman, University of Ibadan, Professor Deji Omole made these comments while speaking with journalists in Ibadan over the weekend. He said poor education funding is creating a class of students that are sad memories for society.

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Professor Omole said each year, the president, his cabinet and the national assembly, which he said has no brilliant contributions to the economy, get a big chunk of the budget.  He accused them of becoming billionaires overnight as a result of insecurity that plagues the nation.  He said more money is spent on acquiring more weapons instead of allocation a lion share of the budget to poverty alleviation, education and unemployment.  Omole also spelled out a line of action for the  government to work on providing reliable electricity, tackle unemployment, attack poverty, fund education and keep children in focus on positive development attitudes.

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APC Approaches Supreme Court To Review Bayelsa Judgment

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APC Approaches Supreme Court To Review Bayelsa Judgment

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has returned to the supreme court asking for reversal of its judgment that disqualifying David Lyon, its candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State.

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The party’s application was filed on Thursday by its team of lawyers led by chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN.

The party says the supreme court acted without jurisdiction and denies it fair hearing

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Sacked deputy governor-elect in Bayelsa State, Degi Eremienyo, in reaction to the supreme court judgement, has asked the Nigeria Police Force to investigate allegations of certificate forgery against him.

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You’re Not Qualified To Join Us, APC Tells Fayose

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You're Not Qualified To Join Us, APC Tells Fayose

Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has advised former governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose to forget entertaining the thought he would ever join the All Progressives Congress.

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State party publicity secretary, Ade Ajayi says the party is not a dumping ground for “failed politicians.” Ajayi further said Fayose’s antecedents would not qualify him for membership in the party.

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APC was reacting to a statement credited to the former governor stating he would defect to the APC if his ordained Peoples Democratic Party state chairmanship aspirant failed in his bid for the job.

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CAN, BBOG Knock Senate On Boko Haram Education Bill

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CAN, BBOG Knock Senate On Boko Haram Education Bill

Christian Association of Nigeria and some other groups have berated the Nigerian senate for a proposal to work on a bill for a law seeking the establishment of a national agency for education and rehabilitation of repentant Boko Haram insurgents.

The bill, sponsored by All Progressives Congress member representing Yobe east senatorial district, and former governor of Yobe State, senator  Ibrahim Gaidam, passed the first reading on Thursday.

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Senator Geidam says if the bill passed into law, it would ensure repentant insurgents were fully integrated into society and provided with education opportunities.

The bill would also allow the agency to rehabilitate, de-radicalize and integrate repentant insurgents in the country.

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The bill also states the agency will be able to gain a greater understanding of both the immediate needs for combating Boko Haram, as well as tool for counter-radicalization in the future, by maintaining open lines of communication.

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