The Big 5: Onemola rejects appointment as Lawan’s media aide; Stop attacking our citizens, Abike Dabiri-Erewa warns Togo, Ghana | Other top stories

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Onemola rejects appointment as Lawan’s media aide

Olu Onemola, who was appointed Special Assistant on New Media by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has rejected the appointment. He announced his decision in a statement on Sunday. Onemola’s appointment was announced in a letter from the Senate President to the Clerk to the National Assembly on Monday.

JAMB calls for embargo on creation of private universities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has called for an embargo on the creation of new public and private universities in the country.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, stated this, noting that emphasis should be placed on developing the existing universities in the country, which currently stand at 170.

My tenure will be four years of hard work – Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that his tenure would be four years of hard work and commitment to the country, saying that he is not afraid to deal with anyone found wanting. He said this over the weekend while responding to demands from Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, during a reception organised by the monarch, which was attended by Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other members of the National Assembly at the monarch’s palace in Lagos Island.

Stop attacking our citizens, Abike Dabiri-Erewa warns Togo, Ghana

The federal government has issued a warning to Ghana and Togo to stop attacking Nigerians in the countries. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made this known while addressing journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Eight injured as another building collapses in Lagos

No less than eight people have been reportedly injured after a one-storey building collapsed in the Oshodi area of Lagos state.

The building is said to have collapsed on Sunday at No 35, Adesanya Street, Mafoluku area of the Oshodi-Isolo local government area.

 

 

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