Jonathan for EU-Africa summit in Brussels, NANS protest LASU fees in Lagos & other important news you need to know today

by Oge Okonkwo


Jonathan for EU-Africa summit in Brussels 

President Goodluck Jonathan is scheduled to travel to Brussels on Tuesday April 1, as the head of Nigeria’s delegation to the Fourth European Union-Africa Summit scheduled to open in the Belgian capital on April 2, 2014.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the summit has “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace” as its theme. Read more….

NANS protest LASU fees in Lagos

A protest was staged at the government house, Ikeja by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Monday over the increasein fees of the  Lagos State University (LASU).

About 200 of them stormed the governor’s office chanting songs and carrying placards with various inscriptions. Read more….

FG to retire 1,050 civil servants in 3 weeks

Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Bukar Aji says that about 1,050 civil servant employed in service illegally will be retired in the next 3 weeks.

This information was disclosed at the  ongoing 60th anniversary celebration of the Nigeria Public Service Commission in Abuja.

Alhaji Aji said that the screening done by Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) discovered that the 1,050 civil servants were supposed to have retired from the service long before now. Read more….

Jonathan says NGF almost sent me packing Aso Villa

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said that if not for the North central governors, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) under the leadership of Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amaechi turned into a monster that almost sent him packing from Aso Rock.

Irate youths burn Churches in Katsina

Angry youths on Monday went on rampage and  attacked two churches, St Theresa Catholic Church and Celestial Church of Christ, in Funtua town of Katsina State.

It was gathered that the youths burnt the Reverend Father’s apartment at St Theresa Catholic Church along Katsina road in Funtua Municipal.

The rampaging youths also brought out some property of Celestial Church of Christ at Tudun Malamai and set them ablaze. Read more….



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