Sunday, 30 September 2018

Minimum Wage: NLC Suspends Nationwide Strike

The ongoing strike in the country has been suspended by the organized labour with effect from Sunday, September, 30, 2018.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba announced the suspension of the strike in Abuja.

The Labour Leader said the reason for suspending the strike arose after organized Labour extracted a firm commitment from the government that the Tripartite Committee of the Minimum Wage Committee would reconvene on October 4.

Labour had issued a 14 day ultimatum to the Federal Government expires on September 26, urging Nigerians to get prepared.

IMSU Graduate In Pain, Needs 6Million For Treatment
Imsu Elijah 

A serving corper and graduate of Imo State University Owerri is currently undergoing pains and distress over a deadly disease.

The serving corper identified as Mr. Prosper Emmanuel fondly called Spero, an indigene of Ikeduru LGA, Imo State who graduated recently and still serving his father land in the compulsory 1 year NYSC at Bayelsa state, has been diagnosed of a brain malformation which needs urgent treatment. 

A source told us that Mr. Emmanuel fondly called Spero was suffering from a serious brain malformation that has lasted for a long time now due to lack of sufficient fund for appropriate medical treatment but grew worst on 21st July, a day after he unveiled his Upcoming fashion brand (Spero Koncepts) in a show titled "ROYAL RECEPTION" held in IICC, Owerri, when he slumped and was rushed to the hospital. 

He is currently unconscious at UPTH, Port Harcourt and we are crying out to the general public to help save his life which requires an urgent Surgery costing 6 MILLION NAIRA to bring him to normalcy.

Any amount can go a long way. For your kind assistance and verifications, contact

His mother - 08038861518
His father - 08038168802
His Aunty - 08037197346

For more verification,
His IG: sperokoncepts
His Fb: Emmanuel Prosper
Or directly assist him with his mother's account number
acct name: Irene Emmanuel

IMSU: Belief-Shaking Remarks From University Chief Librarian

The distinguished former state commissioner for petroleum and chief Librarian, Imo state university, Professor Okee Okoro have above all board, stood the belief of all and sundry, applauding the dexterity and technical know-how of IMSU formost union leader and one time PRO nominee, Elijah Madubuihe (Imsu Elijah) and his team. 

Professor okee gave the commendation to the glory of God recently during an inspection tour after returning from his one year sabbatical holiday. He maintained that having gone through the archieves of information published in the past and present by Elijah Madubuihe, he can make bold to say that his a "role model whose work is worthy of emulation".

Saturday, 29 September 2018

International government organizations monitors Osun rerun Election

The election observation team of the U.S., EU and UK have given their initial observation on the conduct of the rerun governorship election in Osun State.
The observers gave their stance while addressing journalists in Osogbo in an interview televised by the TVC television station.
A member of the observer team, who spoke on behalf of the team, said the U.S. EU and UK observers had heard reports of irregularities, harassment and interference by inappropriate persons in the elections.
“We are very concerned by these reports and will be checking with stakeholders to check the facts. We call on all stakeholders to remain calm,” he said.
Earlier, the Centre for Democracy and Development, one of the foremost observer groups in Nigeria, faulted the rerun election process.
“In the light of these anti-democratic acts, which have undermined the sanctity of the ballot therefore, we hold strongly the view that the re-run poll of Thursday, September 27, 2018 does not meet up with the minimum standards for free, fair and credible elections,” the CDD said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES Thursday afternoon.
The rerun election is to determine the winner of the governorship election which held in Osun on Saturday. Although the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke had a lead in that election, his margin of victory over the APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, was less than the total cancelled votes, the electoral commission, INEC, said.
The votes were cancelled in seven polling units in four local governments where the rerun election was held on Thursday.
The final results of the rerun election were being collated as at the time of this report although results from the polling units showed the APC in the lead
IMSU: Lost And Found Identity Card Of Student
A lost and found Identity card belonging to one Miss Cynthia Erigbara of Political Science Department, Imo state university with the matriculation number 14/26507 have been communicated to Imsu Elijah. The misplaced item was reportedly dropped at Oil mill, Eleme junction Rivers State in manner of an unfortunate incident.

Anyone who knows her or how to locate her should kindly contact Vincent - 09039026956, as soon as possible.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018

Just In: ASUU IMSU Joins NLC Nation-wide Warning Strike

Imsu Elijah 

The Imo State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to press home the delay in fixing a new minimum wage for their workers. 

Engr. Dr Luke Uzoigwe, Chairman of the chapter, said on Thursday that the move followed their resolution. He said "Yes, ASUU joined in the ongoing NLC strike, we're returning at the expiration of 7days".

Meanwhile, prospective students who participated in Imo State University Post-UTME Admission screening exercise for 2018/2019 can now check if their names where among those uploaded on Jamb Portal via the central admission processing system (CAPS).

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Eze Madumere Pictured With Supporters Celebrating Court Nullification His Of Impeachement

After the Federal High Court voided and declared the impeachment of embattled Imo Deputy Governor Prince Eze Madumere illegal, a great wave of excitement was seen amongst his supporters as they took to major streets and roads in his hometown Achi Mbieri in Mbaitolu Local Government to celebrate his victory.

The Deputy Governor who is a front line runner in the jostle for Apc gubernatorial ticket fell out of favour with his principal Governor Rochas Okorocha after Okorocha anointed his son-in law and former chief of staff Hon. Uche Nwosu as his successor which did not go down well with his deputy who later formed forces with some allies to stop Okorocha's bid.

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Labour Union To Commence Nationwide Strike On Thursday Over Minimum Wage
Breaking: NLC to begin nationwide strike on Thursday over minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliate unions have issued a memo announcing the commencement of a nationwide industrial action starting from the early hours of Thursday to protest the delay in fixing a new minimum wage for public servants.

The various unions had jointly issued a 14-day ultimatum threatening to embark on industrial action if the Federal Government fails to continue negotiations on the minimum wage.

In a statement issued by NLC’s General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, the union said labour will commence nationwide warning strike in respect of the non-implementation of the National Minimum Wage, effective from midnight of Wednesday.

The NLC statement reads; "all Industrial Unions, All NLC state councils. This is to inform you that the Organised Labour shall commence nation-wide warning strike in respect of the non-implementation of the National Minimum Wage, effective from Midnight of Wednesday, 26th September, 2018.  ‘All Industrial Unions and all state Councils are to commence mobilisation immediately for an effective strike action, nation-wide. A formal notification letter will be sent later in the day”.

Breaking:?NLC to begin nationwide strike on Thursday over minimum wage

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Young people are turning away from Catholic Church due to scandals – Pope
Pope Francis has reacted to the recent wave of scandals which the Catholic Church is been enmeshed in, with young people as victims.
Young people are turning away from Catholic Church due to scandals – Pope lailasnews
Pope Francis who addressed young people at a Lutheran church in Tallinn, on the last day of a four-day trip to the three Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, stated that young people are turned off by the Catholic Church because of sex abuse and financial scandals.

Court declares impeachment of Imo deputy governor, Prince Madumere illegal
The impeachment of Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Madumere, has been declared illegal by an Owerri High Court in a judgment which lasted for three hours.
Court declares impeachment of Imo deputy governor, Prince Madumere illegal lailasnews
Justice Benjamin Iheaka of Owerri High Court who flayed the Chief Judge of the state, Paschal Nnadi and the Attorney General of the state, Militus Nlemadim for not adhering to the provisions of section 188(5) of the 1999 constitution as amended in the impeachment of Madumere on July 31, 2018, declared the impeachment of Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Madumere as invalid and of no   legal effect.
It was also gathered that the Jurist contended that the Chief Justice constituted the seven-man panel, to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct by Madumere by the state House of Assembly outside the seven days lifeline as provided by the constitution.

Understanding the Key Differences Between the Ballon d'Or & Best FIFA Football Awards

Ballon d'Or and the Best FIFA Football Awards, one and the same, right? Wrong!

It's award season in the global football calendar where the honour of top player in the world is bestowed upon one elite individual. Except there isn't just a single award for that, there are two entirely separate gongs to rival each other.

Here's everything you need to know about the two awards...

La Liga 2017-18 - Real Madrid vs Sevilla FC
Given that its long 62-year history, the Ballon d'Or is generally seen as the classier and arguably more prestigious of the two compared to its more shouty, glitzy and generally over the top distant cousin brought into the world by FIFA.

Presided over by esteemed football publication France Football, the Ballon d'Or - the iconic golden ball trophy - was first awarded back in 1956 and was originally conceived as the European Football of the Year award.

Blackpool and England winger Stanley Matthews was the maiden recipient, beating European Cup winning duo Alfredo di Stefano and Raymond Kopa of Real Madrid, both of whom would go on to win the honour themselves in the years that followed.
Dutch midfielder Johann Cruyff dribbles
Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Bobby Charlton, George Best, Eusebio, Kevin Keegan and Marco van Basten are just some of the legendary names to win over time.

Famously, the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona were ineligible. But in 1995 the award was opened to non-European players and became global for the first time. That year it was won by Liberian forward George Weah, perhaps more for symbolic reasons than on merit given his generally modest achievements during the 12 months in question.

The Ballon d'Or existed independently until 2009, after which it merged with FIFA's own World Player of the Year award that the governing body had been running annually since 1991.

In those early years there were notable differences, too. Lothar Matthaus, for example, was a FIFA World Player of the Year but never a Ballon d'Or recipient. Michael Owen won the Ballon d'Or in 2001 but was never FIFA World Player of the Year. Ronaldo won three FIFA awards and two Ballons d'Or, while Zinedine Zidane scooped three FIFA gongs and only one Ballon d'Or.

Joining Forces

From 2010 there was one undisputed global award, the 'FIFA Ballon d'Or'.

The Ballon d'Or trophy and name was retained, but it moved from being a relatively low-key December presentation to the main event at FIFA's annual January Gala. And rather than being voted for solely by select journalists, it adopted the FIFA system, counting votes from the coach, captain and a designated journalist from every member association around the world.
The FIFA Ballon d'Or years coincided with the Cristiano Ronaldo/Lionel Messi duopoly. Each had won one independent Ballon d'Or and one FIFA World Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 respectively, with no one else even getting a look in thereafter.

After six years together, the Ballon d'Or and FIFA officially parted ways, with the former returning to the control of France Football. FIFA, left without an annual award to present, subsequently came up with he Best FIFA Football Awards, a more all encompassing version of their previous endeavour, but its centrepiece remains the Best FIFA Men's Player.

Best of Rivals

And so, here we are again, with two entirely separate global football awards.

The 2016 Ballon d'Or went back to being handed out in December like it always had been and FIFA held their 2016 gala in January 2017, as normal, to reflect on the previous year.
But FIFA created the 'Best' awards to be number one and not wanting to be overshadowed by the Ballon d'Or, the 2017 FIFA gala was brought forward by three months to October to trump France Football and steal the limelight from the Ballon d'Or. It is now being held even earlier in 2018, on 24th September, with the Ballon d'Or announcement to follow in December.

People now often confuse the two, referring to the Ballon d'Or when they mean Best FIFA and vice versa. Some news reports in the week of the FIFA BEST ceremony have mistakenly focused on the Ballon d'Or even though that isn't the immediately topical subject.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Why INEC Cancelled Osun State Election

The cancellation of votes in Orolu Local Government, Ife South LG, Ife North LG and Osogbo LG resulting to the loss of 3498 votes was the key reason why the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEc declared the governorship election in Osun State inconclusive.

INEC said Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, polled about 254,698 ahead of Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who garnered 254,345 votes.

The number of cancelled votes is more than the number of votes the PDP candidate had over the APC candidate which has taken the polls to a re run

IMSU Best Comedian Wins 300k In Another State-Wide Comedy Contest
Imsu Elijah

Just one year after winning the IMSU best comedian Award, Augustine Egu popularly known as Mc ChinekeBoy a student of Imo State University has already won yet another statewide comedy contest. Mc ChinekeBoy is clearly on a winning streak having also won the 2018 Aba got talent competition with a whooping sum of Three Hundred Thousand Naira.

Mc ChinekeBoy topped a list of over 300 jokes, compiled by a panel of comedy critics, and then voted on by members of the public, who did not know the identity of the comedians

During an interview, the 300L statistics student and I discussed what he plans to do with the 300k, how he felt about his championship and more.

Enjoy the interview and don’t forget Imo Media and Entertainers Summit is slated Oct. 4th.

As regards to your landslide victory.. Were you surprised that you won?

I didn't see it coming but I think its part of God's Promises in my life.

I guess it's kind of hard for you to judge how you did compared to the other comedians, right?

Well, yes.... Because I saw and met good comedians there... But I was prepared knowing that all of them did. As well.

A lot of the comedians I know, as soon as they finish a set, they immediately think of a word they missed or a botched transition from one joke to the next or something else they think went wrong. Did you have that in your head or were you pretty pleased with your set in the finals?

I was shocked, their performances were better than other days bcos it started since Feb./March.... so i was tensed... But I was so confident... mm yeah

That's so interesting... On a final note, what do you intend doing with the cash prize?

Getting my video camera which I already booked 2 weeks ago with faith.... A little give away to my fans and buckle up with business and my Comedy skit shooting..

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Our Bundle Of Joy Adds 1: Happy Birthday To Faculty Of Education President

Happy birthday to a living legend, humility personified, we celebrate our very own comrade. 

Today September 22nd is the born day of one of the most humble, dogged and intelligent Comrades so long as Imo state university (IMSU) is concerned.

Comrade Joseph Collins is the name, politically known as 'SUCCESS'. His an under-graduate of Education Government Imo state university who happens to be the President and number 1 student of the Faculty of Education. 

From all of us at IMSU Star Fm, Donald Ekenta, Sawz Blaze, Uz Rthyms, Okafor Darlington, Okala Chigozie, Imsu Elijah and host of others we wish you a day filled with loads of enjoyment. Have a wonderful day Joseph Collins (Success)

Friday, 21 September 2018

Nigerian Breweries donates block of classrooms to school
In furtherance of its intervention in Nigeria’s education sector,leading brewer, Nigerian Breweries Plc, has donated a block of six classrooms, conveniences and textbooks through the Nigerian Breweries/Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund to Itolo Girls Junior Secondary School, in Surulere, Lagos.

The donation was made on Monday, September 17, 2018, at a ceremony where the company handed over the facilities to authorities of the school and the Lagos state government.

Speaking at the event, the Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc., Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel, said the project is one of many that has been executed in line with the company’s vision of Winning with Nigeria.

Alleged Professorship Backdating: Former LASU Registrar finally reacts
As controversy continues in the alleged backdating of the professorship of the current Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the institutions former Registrar, Mr Akinwunmi Lewis, says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LASU Chapter misplaced their allegation against him.

LASU VC, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun

Lewis said on Thursday that the union’s allegation that he unduly backdated the Fagbohun’s professorship was a misplaced. He said that contrary to what was being circulated by the union, he was actually not the registrar when the processes of the promotion leading to the Professorship of the then Dr Fagbohun was done.

Lewis said the process of the promotion was done under the leadership of Prof. John Obafunwa as Vice-Chancellor and Mr Lateef Animashaun as the Registrar whom he succeeded. He said the decision and processes leading to the promotion of Prof. Fagbohun had been concluded under the headship of Animashaun before he assumed office and implemented what he met on paper.

“The consideration of the promotion at that level of Appointments and Promotions and Council was done under the headship of Animashaun who was the Registrar until May 18, 2014. “Where my name is featuring prominently is because as at the time the decision of the council was conveyed for implementation, I had already assumed duty as Registrar and the lot fell on him to implement,” he said.

Lewis explained that promotion in LASU as contained in its books takes effect from Oct. 1, of the promotion year regardless of when the exercise was completed.

“They were drinking the blood of Jesus” – Pastor who gave members JIK bleach to drink defends his action
A controversial South African pastor, who gave his church members JIK bleach to drink during his service last week, has spoken out to defend his action.

Pastor Ruffus Phala, of Ark Centre Ministry in Makgodu Village, Limpopo, South Africa told Daily Sun he could turn the Jik into the blood of Jesus – he said what his members were drinking wasn’t Jik but Jesus Christ’s blood.

Yes, it was Jik before I made the declaration. But after I declared it to be the blood of Jesus Christ it means it’s no longer Jik so it won’t harm anyone who consumes it.
He said what he did was similar to what happened in the Bible, where Jesus gave his servants’ wine to drink but had said to them “this is my blood“.

Limpopo police spokesman Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said they had not received any complaints. He urged the affected congregants to come forward and open a case so cops could investigate.

BREAKING: CBN revokes Skye Bank License
The Central Bank of Nigeria has withdrawn the operating licence of Skye Bank.
 Umar Ibrahim, chairman of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), made this known to journalists today Friday September 21st. 

The Bank which has been taken over by the Assets Management Corporations of Nigeria (AMCON) will now be known as Polaris Bank.

The defunct Skye Bank has been on CBN’s lifeline since July 2016 and the apex bank says it can no longer continue to intervene to keep the balance liquid.?