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ASUP’s Planned Protest Mere Propaganda, Says Wike



chief_nyesom-wikeThe planned ‘massive protest’ by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) slated to hold next week in Abuja to attract Federal Government’s attention to the plight of polytechnic lecturers, who have been on strike for over six months, has been described by the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, as a mere propaganda that is not in the interest of polytechnic students.

The Special Assistant to the minister on Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, said  over 90% of the demands of the polytechnic lecturers have been met, adding that the only unresolved area is the salary arrears which the Federal Government is offering to pay in two instalments.

The media aide noted that the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Worgu, had briefed Wike on the next line of action after a meeting with the striking polytechnic lecturers.

But the ASUP President, Chibuzor Asomugha, debunked the claim by Mr. Wike that about 90% of the lecturers’ demands had been met, saying it was a “delibrate denial of reality” and mixing up of facts.

According to Asomugha, the mass protest he had earlier announced was open to all that want to join to draw Federal Government’s attention to the lingering ASUP strike.

“The planned protest will involve market women, students, lecturers and labour unions, who are all concerned with how the Federal Government is treating polytechnic education in Nigeria”, Mr Asomugha was quoted as saying on a radio program, Political Platform, on Ray Power FM, Friday.

He, however, stressed that the take-off point and time of the protest will be announced close to the commencement of the protest for security reasons.

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  1. Paul

    April 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Wike useless man come back you are a disgrace to we the rivers people. Every day you will disturbing Ameachi because he did not bring rivers money and share with you useless man. God punish you idiot. It was the same when Asuu was on strike, it was still you who said you’ve met 99% of their demands. Now is Asup your saying 90 while up to 20 have not been met. You are the worst minister of education nigeria ever had.

  2. umar

    April 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Wike,the most useless minister ever had,how can a leader make such a statement he’s a mere political thug!

  3. bety

    April 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    wike is using dis to gain popularity for his intension of becumin the next governor of rivers state. if no b asup case who go hear his name or knw abt him

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying



BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying


A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


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