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How Defense Minister’s Husband Narrowly Missed the Flight that Took the Lives of Yakowa, Azazi, Others

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yakowacrashLatest news about the helicopter crash that took the life of governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa, former National Security Adviser (NSA) General Owoye Azazi and four others, has revealed that the husband of the Minister of State for Defence, Chief (Mrs) Olusola Obada, Chief Babatunde Obada narrowly missed the ill-fated flight.

According to sources on ground in Okoroba, Bayelsa State the helicopter was detailed to ferry Chief Obada from the community but that the man deferred to the late governor and the former NSA. It was learnt that the husband of the Minister of State for Defence, was later ferried to Port Harcourt by another helicopter.

President Goodluck Jonathan was said to have been unable to attend the burial of the father of his Special Adviser on Research and Strategy, Pa Obebra Douglas, because of the need to avoid traffic gridlock in the area. It was gathered that because Okoroba is a small community, the president’s arrival could choke up movement in the area thereby disrupting movement of well wishers and residents.

However, the president had decided to send a good-will message to his aide, having looked at the facts on ground. “The president thought that his arrival in the small community could obstruct movement and the free flow of traffic because his security men would want to control all movements and that such a situation could hurt the burial programme. He thus decided to send goodwill message to his aide, Mr. Oronto Douglas,” a source said.

 

Source: Tribune

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  1. Bayo Salami

    December 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    RIP

  2. Bayo Salami

    December 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    The death they run for on the road,they meet it in the air,is a great leason we can run away for death.

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday - Lagos Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen all classes for academic activities.

Recall that schools were closed following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the State.

The government directed students and pupils in boarding houses to report to school on Sunday, 1st of November in preparation for the general resumption by Monday, 2nd November, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo which was signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

The Commissioner advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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FG, ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform

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Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform
Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in a deadlock on Wednesday.

The union and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige led delegation failed to agree on the payment platform to be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowance of the university lecturers.

According to reports, the Federal Government offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Also Read: Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

However, the ASUU delegation led by National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, insisted that the payment by the Federal Government should be made through the UTAS.

Following the failure to reach a consensus, the parties agreed to consult their respective principals and stakeholders.

They are to reconvene next week Wednesday.

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week
WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has given an update on releasing the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result.

The Council early on Wednesday morning announced that the result would be released next week.

Also Read: WAEC Releases 2020 WASSCE Timetable

The results were supposed to be out today but the examination body said the postponement was due to the violence and arson in the country which affected some of its offices and some of its operations nationwide.

The examination body stated that the exact date for the result will be announced soon.

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