Thursday, 24 January 2019

Top 5 News You Need To Know This Thursday Morning

Here's top 5 news making the trend this morning. 

1. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to relocate its National Secretariat to the Niger Bridge in protest over the protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It expressed disappointment over the outcome of the last meeting between the ASUU and the Federal Government, which ended in stalemate. The National Public Relations Officer of the association, Comrade Okereafor Bestman Opeyemi made this known on Wednesday in a press release issued.

2. The sacked Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TeTFund), Abdullahi Baffa, said he was forced out of office for his refusal to provide alleged monetary kickbacks to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Baffa said the Minister had sent a contractor to him demanding his share of N200 billion disbursed by the agency to tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

3. A senior Pastor of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Gospel Church has declared that the All Progressives Congress, APC, does not have a presidential candidate. Giwa, in a statement on Wednesday, claimed that “the person being paraded by the APC as a presidential candidate is a ghost”.

4. The Federal Government on Wednesday transmitted an executive bill to the National Assembly on the new minimum wage of N30, 000 for federal workers and the 27,000 for private sector, as well as State workers. Confirming the transmission of the bill to the National Assembly, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang told reporters on Wednesday that the bill had been forwarded to the parliament.

5. Report says two supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost their lives during the presidential rally in Sokoto on Wednesday. They include a 15-year-old boy and a woman. The report claimed that the woman lost her life after being knocked down by a moving vehicle while the boy was said to have collapsed and died inside the venue of the rally.

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