Pres. Jonathan condemns killing of Emir of Gwoza, Lagos university doctors to resume strike on Monday & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo



President Jonathan condemns killing of Emir of Gwoza

President Goodluck Jonathan extends sincere condolences to the government and people of Borno State as well as Northern Traditional Rulers on the death yesterday of the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idrissa Shehu Timta.

President Jonathan utterly condemns the heinous murder of the Emir by brigands and terrorists who waylaid the convoy in which he was travelling with two other Emirs.

The President believes that the brazen attack and the wanton slaying of the respected traditional ruler reinforces the vital need, which he emphasized in his Democracy Day Broadcast, for all patriotic Nigerians, irrespective of where they come from, their religions or political loyalties, to come together and work with urgency and complete unity of purpose to quickly end the murderous attacks by terrorists and insurgents that continue to threaten the security, cohesion and well-being of the nation.

President Jonathan reassures the nation that Nigeria’s Armed Forces and security agencies will continue to receive all the empowerment and support they require from the Federal Government to speedily give maximum effect to his orders that they take all necessary action to stop the brigands, terrorists and insurgents who descended to new depths of infamy yesterday with the dastardly killing of a First Class Traditional Ruler.

The President prays that Almighty Allah will receive the soul of the slain Emir and grant his family and subjects the equanimity to bear his loss.

Lagos university doctors to resume strike Monday

Resident doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, are to commence full scale industrial action Monday after the expiration of a warning period elapsed, the doctors’ union announced Saturday.

The president of the association, Omojowolo Olubunmi, said in a statement that the resolution to go an indefinite strike was reached at an emergency general meeting of the association, held on Wednesday. Read more….

JAMB says no plan to increase cost of exam fees 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said on Saturday that it had no immediate plans to increase the cost of registration forms for its Computer-Based Tests.

The Public Relations Officer of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, who made the statement in an interview in Lagos, said that the board intended to work within its available resources for subsequent CBTs. Read more….

Jonathan meets Malian President

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday met with the President of Mali, Muhammadou Keita in continuation of consultations to solve the problems of insurgency in Northern Mali and North-Eastern Nigeria.

Addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting, Keita: “I have come to meet my brother on the issue of insecurity, to see what we can do, that is why I am here.” Read more….

AU in fresh effort to rescue abducted Chibok girls

he AU has announced plans to engage the Federal Government and other stakeholders in a meeting, in a fresh move to rescue the more than 200 girls abducted by insurgents in Chibok, Borno.

The AU Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, Benita Diop, made the disclosure at the close of the Conference of Ministers of Social Development in Addis Ababa on Saturday. Read more….

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