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Tension In UNILAG As Armed Bouncers Surround Senate Building

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Tension In UNILAG As Armed Bouncers Surround Senate Building

This is as the university’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has kicked against the development, describing it as an attempt to militarise the institution by “an individual.”

There is palpable tension at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, on Monday morning, as 15 hefty men in black attire stormed the university campus and positioned themselves around the Governing Council Chamber, venue of the scheduled special council meeting.

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This is as the university’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has kicked against the development, describing it as an attempt to militarise the institution by “an individual.”

The registrar of the university, Mr. Oladejo Azeez, a lawyer, had on Thursday evening issued a notice of emergency meeting scheduled to hold on Monday and Tuesday to council members.

The notice, which was later changed to ‘special meeting,’ was according the registrar at the instance of the council chairman, Mr. Wale Babalakin. He listed issues to be discussed at the meeting to including the raging Mr. Saminu Dagari-led committee’s report on expenditure of the university between May, 2017 and September 2018.

Other items on the agenda include the report of panel set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the institution’s library, which was under construction, Mr. Babalakin’s action of issuing queries to the allegedly indicted university management members including the vice-chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

But as early as 8a.m ahead of the meeting scheduled to hold by 10a.m, strange faces numbering 15, who wore black attire had taken strategic positions between the council chamber and the university’s auditorium.


According to the university’s chief security officer, Mr. Sunday Alao, the ‘strange men’ had told him they were invited by the chairman of the university’s governing council- Mr. Babalakin, to provide private security.”

Alao said; “Their leader, who said his name is Lateef told me they are men of K-Square, a private security company, and that they were invited by Mr. Babalakin to provide private security on the campus.

“I simply told them that they would be held responsible if anything untoward happens to any of our students, staff and any other person in the university community.”

The chairman of ASUU on the campus, Dele Ashiru described the development as absurd, strange and draconian.

“This is most unacceptable. The pro-chancellor cannot invade our campus with this kind of military mentality,” Ashiru said.

Efforts to reach the university’s vice-chancellor were unsuccessful as calls to his number were not picked as at the time of filing this report.

 

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BREAKING: Unspecified number of persons feared dead, two vehicles burnt in Friday night tanker explosion

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Unspecified number of persons are feared dead and two vehicles burnt in a late evening fire on Friday, when a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, suddenly engulfed in flames at Anthony inward Gbagada, Lagos State.



According to the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, “The agency responded to distress calls at about 10 45 pm, and upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a tanker with unknown registration number conveying PMS lost control while in motion and subsequently fell sideways.

“This led to an explosion in which two unidentified vehicles were burnt.


“A joint team of responders led by DG LASEMA, LASG fire service, LRU fire unit, Nigeria Police and LASTMA are working together to curb the inferno from escalating further.

“Casualties cannot be ascertained at this time, rescue operation ongoing.(At about 11 pm).”

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FG bans Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria

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The Federal Government has included Emirates Airlines in the list of airlines not allowed to operate in Nigeria.

This is part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, confirmed this via his Twitter handle on Friday.

According to Sirika, the decision was taken following a meeting between the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and European Unions (EU).


The ban would take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020.

“The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban.

“The meeting progressed well. Emirates Airlines’s situation was reviewed and they are consequently included in the list of those not approved, with effect from Monday the 21st September 2020,” Sirika tweeted.

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Oyo 2023: Rep member, Odebunmi meets ex-Zamfara Governor, Yari over APC crises [PHOTO]

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Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Value, Hon. Segun Dokun Odebunmi on Friday in Abuja, met a former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Abdul-aziz Yari, over the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state.

DAILY POST gathered that APC has been enmeshed with a series of crises, which made the party lose the gubernatorial election in 2019.

But, Odebunmi, who currently represents Ogo Oluwa/ Surulere Federal Constituency in Oyo state, has met the former Governor of Zamfara state with a promise to settle all the crises in the party ahead of the next general elections.

Odebunmi, while speaking after the meeting, noted that the need to meet Yari was necessary in order to ensure that all the interests and groups in the party are accommodated.

The lawmaker urged stakeholders in the party to eschew politics of bitterness and embrace peace.

He, however expressed optimism that the internal rancour in the party will soon be a thing of the past.

Odebunmi while speaking further, harped on the need for trust among the warring divisions within the party.

He called on APC stalwarts to embrace the reconciliation agenda of the interim national executive.


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He maintained that peace is the only way to achieve strong political and social cohesion headed of 2023 elections.

Odebunmi said, “One of our most noble political tasks is to open up trust and love among members so that the party will continue to win elections.

“All leaders of the party are members of the reconciliation process.

“We must reconcile ourselves and talk to our followers and this will compliment the efforts of the state and National reconciliation committee.

“I expressed optimism in the effort of the Interim National Executive of the party in restoring peace and stability in the party as well as positioning it to win future elections in the country.”

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