In Defence of the ASUU STRIKE

Resolved: ASUU strikes are utterly ineffective, totally uncalled for, profoundly senseless, and the students are always the only victims. Defence: It is no news that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had for the past three years embarked on shorter, warning, strikes over the non-implementation of its Agreement with the Federal Government (FG) with the general public- and market women- haplessly looking on and… Read more

Festac city – N25 billion

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the development of the remaining portion of the land acquired for the 1977 FESTAC into a proper estate which will be known as new FESTAC City. The planned development of FESTAC Phase Two will be led by the private sector. Briefing state house correspondents after the meeting on Wednesday, the Minister of Housing, Ms Amal Pepple, stated that… Read more

FG to establish 18 cassava processing industries

The federal government is to collaborate with the private sector to establish 18 cassava processing industries with machines that can process 240 tonnes of cassava per day. Olusegun Adewunmi, the President, Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), stated this in Abuja on Thursday. Adewunmi said this was in line with the Agricultural Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration, pointing out that the processing industries would… Read more

Odi Killings: Court Orders FG to Pay Community N37.6 Billion

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has given the Federal Government twenty-one days to pay a mandatory N37.6 billion to Odi community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, as compensation for a military invasion 13 years ago. It will be recalled that on November 20, 1999 former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo ordered the invasion of Odi community, when a group of… Read more