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University of Ibadan staff to work three days weeklyBy James Agberebi

The University of Ibadan (UI) Oyo State, has directed its staff to work for three days a week due to the subsidy removal. This was made known in a statement signed by Registrar and Secretary to Council, UI, G.O. Saliu. “The astronomical increase in the fuel pump price occasioned by the removal of subsidy by the Federal Government has imposed huge economic difficulties on the generality of Nigerians. “Salary earners who have to commute to work every working day are faced with an aggravation of the condition, given the attendant hike in the transport fare and cost of living. “After careful consideration of the situation, the University Management recommended a temporary work schedule adjustment for members of staff, which Senate at its meeting of Thursday, 03 August 2023 considered and approved. “Accordingly, members of staff are now expected to work on-site for three (3) days in rotation per week, with effect from Monday, 14 August 2073. “It should, however, be noted that th

Ogun partners Navy to secure Tongeji Island

Ogun State government has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Navy for the protection of lives and property of Nigerians living on Tongeji Island, in Ipokia Local Council of the state. The state’s governor, Dapo Abiodun, disclosed this when the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Mohammed Abdulahi, paid him a courtesy visit in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. The governor said the Island remained an essential part of Nigeria and Ogun State, noting that all efforts would be geared towards making inhabitants of the Island feel a sense of belonging. He said: “Tongeji Island remains a vibrant part of our country, our state and Ipokia Local Council. But the problem was that there is no road connection to the Island. “I must put on record efforts of the immediate past Chief of Naval Staff in respect to insecurity and the feeling of being alienated by our people there, who feel abandoned and not being cared for. I recalled I had a meeting with the Na


 Towards ensuring the smooth commencement of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) enabled state transit buses in the state, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that CNG stations would be positioned along bus routes across the state.            Prince Abiodun who made this known in an interview with newsmen at the arcade ground of the Governor's office shortly after inspecting the first successfully converted diesel/petrol bus to a Compressed Natural Gas enabled bus, noted that the positioning of the fuel stations for compressed natural gas along bus routes would ensure the sustainability of the project.           Abiodun also added that the abundance of gas in the state is a major factor that would aid the smooth transition, adding that the conversation of other buses is currently ongoing in the state, stating that his administration is currently looking at how to convert 2000 State owned mass transit buses at the expense of the state government.        

IPOB: Simon Ekpa writes EU, US to impose visa ban on Enugu governor Mbah

The factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Simon Ekpa has written to the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) to a impose visa ban on Enugu State governor Peter Mbah. Ekpa who is based in Finland has called for the visa ban on Mbah over an alleged human rights abuse carried out by governor in Enugu State on Wednesday. Three people were reported to have lost their lives when traders took to the streets to protest the sealing of their shops by the state government for not opening for business on Monday due to the sit-at-home order from IPOB. Pro-Biafra agitator, Ekpa, thereafter wrote to the EU and US over the killings and asked that a visa ban should be imposed on Mbah for violating the citizens’ fundamental human rights. “We wish to bring to your notice the gross violation and fundamental human rights abuses of the people of Enugu State, Biafra (in Southeast Nigeria) by Peter Mbah, the governor of Enugu State,” the letter read in part. “Peter M

Ogun traditional ruler crushed to death inside tricycle

Tragedy struck on Tuesday in Onibuku, Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State, when a truck crushed the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Abraham Bankole to death.  Oba Bankole was aboard a tricycle, otherwise known as Keke Napep, when the truck ran over him close to Winners Chapel, along the Ota-IdiIroko expressway. Our Correspondent further learned that the monarch died on the spot when the truck with registration number, EPE 252 XF, crushed him while alighting from the tricycle. When contacted, the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Florence Okpe, said “I was informed of the incident today.” Okpe, however, said she was yet to be fully briefed by the FRSC in Ota Unit. Meanwhile, a first-class traditional ruler in Ogun West, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident, expressing worry on the reason the monarch decided to commute in a tricycle instead of a personal car. The monarch’s remains, it was gathered, have been deposited at the