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Sadiq Daba Appeals To Nigerians To Come To His Aid.

Veteran actor, Sadiq Baba has finally admitted to having issues with his health. Recall news broke a few weeks back that the October 1 actor is battling leukaemia, rumors he debunked.

The ace actor has finally admitted he is indeed having some health issues, pleading with Nigerians to come to his aid.

Mr Daba reveals he lives off a drug called Gleevec, used for the treatment of the disease and gets supplies of the drug free-of-charge from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, courtesy of a donor agency based in the United States. However, if one needs to buy off of the counter, it is quite expensive.

“To get the drug at OAU, you have to go through a process of evaluation. Then you are recommended to the foundation that supplies the drug. But, if you are going to buy it off the counter, a pack of it will cost you about N1.7m. And this will last for three months,” he said, in an interview with a Punch correspondent in his Lagos residence.

Daba’s battle with leukaemia started toward the …

In Fives Days FG Promise To Pay JAC.

The Joint Action Committee ( JAC) has been given five days by the Federal Government to consider government’s offers and resolve the strike.

The JAC is comprised of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, and the National Association of Academic Technologists.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who said this late on Thursday after the meeting in Abuja, noted that government had mandated the Accountant-General of the Federation to begin the payment of the money that the unions were asking for.

 He said, “During our reconciliation meeting, the issues (in question) are non-payment of earned allowances, lack of good governance in the universities, poor funding, inadequate infrastructure, shortfalls in salaries and the universities’ staff schools.

“The issues that were raised – apart from one or two – are the same ones we have been tackling with the Academic Staff Union of Universities. We agreed that the office of…

On Sunday President Buhari Will Leave The Country To Join The UN Meeting.

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for New York to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA 72.

This was confirmed by the President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Friday, the president participate in the General Debate during which he will deliver the country’s National Statement.

The theme for this year’s Debate is: “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.”

Mr. Buhari will join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and also hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe.

Equally, the Nigerian leader will hold a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders.

During the General Assembly, Nigeria will participate in high-level meetings on ‘Prevention of s*xual Exploitation and Abuse: Building Momentum for Change,’ the Commonwealth Heads of Governme…

After The Recent Mass Sack, First Bank Is In Trouble.

Controversy is trailing the recent mass sack of workers by First Bank of Nigeria, FBN, as the bank and its affiliate contracting firm in charge of recruitment, Whyte Cleon Limited, have given various reasons to justify the action.

The affected workers, reported to be more than 1,000, cutting across branches of the bank throughout the country have dismissed the reasons given, while criticising the process as defying due process and acceptable labour practice globally.

Initially, the First Bank spokesperson, Babatunde Lasaki, who confirmed the sack to The Next Edition, said the exercise was based on the outcome of an annual staff appraisal which sets a baseline to assess staff performance.

He said in line with the usual practice, those who met some key performance indicators and a scorecard spelt out at the beginning of the year about the job description relating to their offices were either retained or promoted for increment, while poor performers risked being sacked.

However, following th…

The Story Of My Life And What I Do - Adeniyi Hammed.

I started selling cooked Ofada rice four years ago. I sell majorly by hawking the rice round the Yaba axis.

When there was no means to further my education after graduating from Dolphin High School in 2007, I started learning from my mother who used to sell Ofada rice.

I am married with a kid and I feed myself and my family with the money I make from this business. I make about N25,000 daily from the sales of the Ofada rice and my profit from this amount is about N6000 to N8000.

My wife has joined me in this business; she sells Ofada in Alaba market. Interestingly, my brother also sells rice. I cook the Ofada rice I sell myself.

We also cook at parties for people who are interested in having the Ofada rice at their events.

People laugh at me when they see me hawking the food. But then, I am 29 years old and I need to survive against all odds.

I learnt the art of sculpting and molding objects by the side too. I am Adeniyi Hammed, I come from Lagos Island.

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Has Written To UN Through His Lawyer Seeking For Intervention.

The lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, ( IPOB ),  Nnamdi Kanu, has written to the United Nations regarding the ongoing tension in Nigeria’s South-east.

The  letter was dated September 14 and signed by Mr. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader is asking the UN to intervene to ensure the removal of soldiers in the South-east region, saying the security operatives are only there to ”intimidate, torture innocent civilians.”

According to the letter addressed to the office of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and copied to the office of the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ejiofor is asking the international community to intervene to prevent the continued stay of soldiers on the streets of the region.

“We have no doubt that the undisclosed reason for the deployment of troops to South-eastern states by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is to attack unarmed and defenceless members of indigenous people of Biafra who are merely exe…

Governors Of The South- East And Ohanaeze Has Banned IPOB Activities.

Activities of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in all five states of South-East Nigeria has been banned. This was announced by Chairman South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, after a cloed door meeting South East Governors Forum had with South-east leadership of the National Assembly, and Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

“In view of the prevailing security situation in the South-East and its attendant consequences, the South-East Governors hereby resolved as follows: “All the activities of IPOB are hereby proscribed.

IPOB and all other aggrieved groups are advised to articulate their position on National issues and submit to the committee of Governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and National Assembly members from the South-East zone through the Chairman of South-East Governors Forum”, he said.
Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo who had a chat with Newsweek, said Pres. Buhari must meet with Nnamdi Kanu, before the ongoing crisis gets out of hand.

Obasanjo said: “I don’t…

Igobos Residing In Adamawa And Kano Calls For Peace And Unity.

A group of Igbos living in Adamawa and Kano states have deplored the current tension ravaging the South-east arising from the separatist agitations of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the subsequent military response which has led to violence.

The Igbos under their respective cultural associations in the state, while calling for restraint from the combatants expressed their belief in the unity of the nation.

The president-general of the Igbo Cultural Association in Adamawa State, Obonna Ibere, told journalists in Yola on Friday after a meeting with Governor Muhammadu Bindow and security chiefs in the state that they were worried that members of IPOB would not allow peace to reign in the region.

“Anybody found guilty of committing crimes against the nation should be treated as an individual. We see this issue of IPOB as an issue that is destined to happen, we expect that some disgruntled people are trying to blow the situation out of proportion,” he said.
Mr. Ibere cautioned Nige…

Governor Wike Declared That Rivers People Will Not Tolerate Any Attack From IPOB or Any Group.

Rivers State government will not tolerate any attack on other Nigerians living in the state by members of the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra, IPOB, or any other group, Governor Nyesom Wike has declared.

He made the declaration on Friday in a broadcast following inter-ethnic disturbances in parts of the state on Tuesday.
Mr. Wike said, “Rivers people fully subscribe to Nigeria’s corporate existence and its indivisibility.

He said the state belongs to all those who live in it and that it heartily welcomes any Nigerian who resides in the state to carry out lawful business.

Governor Wike however accused the Rivers State Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, of direct criminal activities and deliberate sabotage of the state’s security architecture.
“The Rivers State Government is seriously concerned with the recent activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), particularly the attack on Nigerian citizens living in Rivers State.

“Rivers people fully subscribe to Nigeria’s corporate existence …