Afternoon Update: ASUU Strike Will End Soon – FG, Lagos Cancels Independence Day Parade, Nigerians React As Multichoice MD Reveals 900 Million People Voted In Big Brother

ASUU Strike Will End Soon – FG

The federal government has assured that the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would soon end.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, spoke on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He disclosed that the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment and the Office of the Accountant General will meet with the union…READ MORE>>>


Lagos Cancels Independence Day Parade

Lagos cancels Independence Day parade

The Lagos state government has cancelled the Independence Day parade expected to hold on Thursday October 1.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who opted for a lowkey celebration due to the Coronavirus pandemic, directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be cancelled.

In the statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Gbenga Omotoso, Sanwo-Olu urged Lagosians not to relax their vigilance against COVID-19 so as not to reverse the gains that the state has made in fighting the disease…READ MORE>>>


Real Madrid Gives Update On Hazard’s Injury Ahead Of Valladolid Clash

Real Madrid has provided the latest update on forward, Eden Hazard’s injury ahead of their La Liga clash against Valladolid on Wednesday night.

Hazard is yet to feature for Real Madrid so far this season due to a muscle injury.

The former Chelsea star missed Real Madrid’s 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad on September 20 and also their 3-2 victory against Real Betis last week…READ MORE>>>


Buhari Swears In Four New Permanent Secretaries [PHOTOS]

Buhari swears in four new Permanent Secretaries (photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in four newly appointed Permanent Secretaries of the Federal Civil Service.

The brief swearing-in ceremony took place on Wednesday, September 30, just before the commencement of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the Council Chambers of the State House…READ MORE>>>


If I Quit Music And Start Working In My Father’s Company, I Will Become A Billionaire In Dollars – Davido

If I quit music and start working in my father?s company, I will become a billionaire in dollars - Davido (video)

Nigerian music star, Davido has reiterated that he doesn’t depend on anyone for anything.

Speaking in an interview with Ebuka on Bounce Radio, the singer insisted that he is doing music because he loves the craft. He added that he will become a billionaire in dollars if he quits music and start working in his father’s company.

Davido also disclosed that all his brothers are richer than him in the interview…READ MORE>>>


World’s First Patient Cured Of HIV, Dies Of Cancer


The first person to be cured of HIV in the World, has died after a battle with cancer

Timothy Ray Brown – known as the “Berlin Patient,” made medical history when he was cured of HIV in 2007. He was first diagnosed with HIV while was studying in Berlin in 1995.

A decade later, Brown was diagnosed with leukaemia, a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow…READ MORE>>>


NAFDAC To Phase Out Production Of Alcohol In Sachets In 2023/2024

NAFDAC to phase out production of alcohol in sachets in 2023/2024

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has disclosed that the ban on production of alcohol drink in sachets will be implemented in 2023/2024.

Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye made the announcement on Wednesday September 30.

Adeyeye told newsmen that alcohol drink in sachet would be phased out by 2023 ending or the first week of 2024, while also pointing out the harmful sides of alcohol consumption to one’s health and the society at large…READ MORE>>>


Former VP Atiku’s Son, Aliyu Is Set To Wed Ex-EFCC Boss, Ribadu’s Daughter

Former VP Atiku?s son, Aliyu is set to wed ex-EFCC boss, Ribadu

Aliyu Atiku Abubakar, one of the sons of a former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is set to wed Fatima Ribadu, daughter of a former EFCC Boss Nuhu Ribadu.

Atiku Abubakar reportedly returned from his home in Dubai for the ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 10, after nine months outside Nigeria…READ MORE>>>


Nigerians React As Multichoice MD Reveals 900 Million People Voted In Big Brother Naija Season 5 Making It The Highest Ever Recorded Votes

Nigerians react as Multichoice MD reveals 900million people voted in Big Brother Naija season 5 making it the highest ever recorded votes

John Ugbe, the Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, parent production company of the Big Brother Naija franchise, disclosed that the just-concluded Big Brother Naija season recorded the highest votes ever in the history of the show.

He made the revelation today, September 30, at a media briefing and presentation of prize money to Laycon, who won the Lockdown edition of the show.

According to Ugbe, the cost of producing the show was N3.5bn. He added that the show recorded 900 million votes from the different voting platforms…READ MORE>>>


Three Nigerians Arrested In South Africa For Allegedly Keeping Sex Slaves Appear In Court On Human Trafficking Charges

Three Nigerians arrested in South Africa for allegedly keeping sex slaves appear in court on human trafficking charges

Three Nigerian nationals have appeared in the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court, Northern Cape on charges of human trafficking.

This follows after members of the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, K9, Tactical Response Team, Crime Scene Investigation and Home Affairs raided guest houses that were used as brothels in Kuruman and Rustenburg and rescued 11 victims of human trafficking on Sunday morning. Five suspects were arrested. Read previous report Here

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, who confirmed the development on Tuesday, September 29, said that three of the suspects – Chikwuma Emmanuel Ibekwe, 37, Emmanuel Ikechkwu Okafor, 28 and Ifeanyi Michel Udechi, 30, appeared in the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court on Monday and were remanded in custody…READ MORE>>>

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