Jonathan calls on world leaders to fish out Boko Haram sponsors, Oshiomhole says no test, no pay for teachers in Edo & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo


Oshiomhole says no test, no pay for teachers in Edo

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole says any teacher in public school who has not undergone the assessment test for teachers will cease to be on the government’s payroll.

Oshiomhole made the announcement on Wednesday in Benin when he received the report of the Teachers Assessment Committee, led by Prof. Dennis Agbonlahor, a former Vice-Chancellor of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. Read more….

Fish out Boko Haram sponsors, Jonathan tells European, African leaders 

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on world leaders to offer assistance to Nigeria in Identifying sponsors of the Boko Haram terrorists Organization,  saying that the world has the responsibility of holding the sponsors of the deadly sect responsible and accountable for their atrocities.

He called on the world leaders while speaking at Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday at the European Union/African Union summit on Peace and Security, President Jonathan emphasized that there can be no development in Africa if the issue of insecurity is not holistically tackled, emphasizing that “peace and development are two sides of the same coin”. Read more….

Chartered Jets: Alison- Madueke, NNPC, FAAN others get Reps’ letter

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke, Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, VistaJet International, Evergreen Aviation Terminal, operators of private Jets and the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria, FAAN have been written by the House of Representatives Committee in Public Accounts.

The letters dated March 26th and signed by Hon. Samuel Olamilekan Adeola, Chairman of the committee signifies the heightened preparations for the probe of the chartered private Jets which is said to be costing the country billions of Naira. Read more….

24 Hours Curfew imposed on Kafanchan as Buhari cancel visit

A 24 hours curfew has been imposed on Kafanchan, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna as a result of the alleged killing of two youths who were said to be among an unruly crowd insisting that jungle justice be meted out to suspected 32 Fulani men arrested by the Army with weapons in Kafanchan.

The incident which has generated tension across southern Kaduna led to the cancellation of the visit by former Head of State and a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to Bondong in Kaura local government area of the state to condole with victims of the recent attack on three villages in the district which left over 120 people dead. Read more….

Confab: Delegates reduce aides over non provision of allowances


Delegates at the ongoing National Conference have considerably trimmed down their aides in what could be attributed to the non provision of allowances for the aides by the confab management.


Aides of the delegates were more than 492, the actual number of delegates at the conference on the first week it commenced.


Most delegates with retinue of aides had, shortly after accreditation, made case for their aides that they should be paid allowances but the confab chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi, while responding on the issue, said there was no such provision. Read more….

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