Author: National Record

By Amos Aar THE BENUE State Police Command has announced that it has arrested six suspected abductors and fraudsters operating in Benue State. The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police (SP) Sewuese Anene, confirmed the arrest to journalists on Wednesday in Makurdi, the state capital. She said the police had received a tipoff on June 13, 2024 “at about 1700hrs” that a Benue Links vehicle was conveying passengers from Onitsha to Makurdi and gunmen who laid siege in a nearby forest around Ojano-Oglewu ambushed them, shooting sporadically at the vehicle and causing the vehicle to stop at the forest.…

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TWO industrial unions operating in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), say they cannot guarantee industrial harmony if the federal government fails to pay their four months withheld salaries in two weeks. The unions, under the Joint Action Committee (JAC), made their position known in a letter addressed to the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, on Thursday, in Abuja. The letter entitled: “Re-Four months withheld salaries: Demand for immediate payment,” was signed by NASU General Secretary, Comrade Peters Adeyemi and SSANU President, Comrade…

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A FEDERAL High Court sitting in Kano on Thursday nullified the reappointment of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of Kano. Alhaji Aminu Babba-Dan’agundi, who holds the title of Sarkin Dawaki Babba, had, through his counsel, Ibrahim Aliyu-Nasarawa, filed a motion dated May 23, in which he asked the court to restrain the Kano State Government from implementing the Kano State Emirate (Repeal) Law 2024. The law had repealed the 2019 Emirate Council law that established five emirates from the original Kano Emirate. With all Emirs sacked, the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, who had been sacked…

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THE SENATE Committee on Police Affairs is set to step into the controversy between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Police Service Commission (PSC). Chairman of the committee, Senator Abdulamid Ahmed Mallamadori, has said the committee is inviting the two sides to a meeting as soon as practicable. The Senate, he said in a statement, cannot allow a controversy which can affect the reputation of the NPF to run its course. ALSO READ: Protesters Demand For Ex-Kaduna Governor’s Arrest Court Adjourns Suit Against UNIABUJA VC For Judgement UNIABUJA To Construct N16b 9,600-Bed-Space Students’ Hostels Union Deplores Errors In Constituted…

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THE SENIOR Staff Union in Colleges of Education (SSUCOEN), has called on the federal government to address errors in the constituted governing councils of tertiary institutions, before their inauguration. The President of SSUCOEN, Comrade Danladi Msheliza, made the call in a letter addressed to the Federal Ministry of Education and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. Comrade Msheliza observed that in the list of the constituted councils released by the federal government, there were omissions and wrong inclusions of schools while some colleges were listed…

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A FEDERAL High Court in Abuja on Thursday adjourned a suit filed against the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Abuja, Prof. Rasheed Na’Allah, for judgement. Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the matter for judgment after counsel for the plaintiffs, Maxwell Opara, and Na’Allah’s lawyer, Ogwu Onoja, SAN, adopted their processes and argued their case for and against the suit. Justice Ekwo, who adjourned the case, said a date for judgment would be communicated to parties. “If I am unable to give you judgement before vacation, then if 1 have your consent, I can apply for the fiat from the…

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THE UNIVERSITY of Abuja (UNIABUJA) has commenced the construction of N16 billon 9,600-bed-space ultramodern students’ hostels under a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangement to be completed in September 2025. Mr Philip Uzouku, the Chairman/Managing Director, Philkruz WA Ltd., disclosed this during the ground breaking ceremony of the construction of the students’ hostels on Thursday in Abuja. Uzouku said that the company would build and manage the hostels for over 30 years, recoup their money before handing it over to the university. “We have been on this journey for over eight years, pushing through thick and thin. “This project will not stop until…

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PROTESTERS on Thursday stormed Kaduna Government House, asking Gov. Uba Sani to invite the officials of EFCC and other relevant security agencies to prosecute his predecessor, Nasir El-Rufai, over an alleged fraud of N423billion. The protesters, in their large numbers, conducted the peaceful protest under the auspices of a group, ‘Kaduna Citizens Watch for Good Governance (KCWGG)’. They began trekking from UTC Bus Stop that leads to the Government House, singing solidarity songs for Sani and displayed several placards with different inscription. They condemned the alleged financial mismanagement, abuse of power and a growing debt burden incurred for eight years…

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RUSSIAN President, Vladimir Putin, said he wanted to build a “reliable security architecture” in the Asia-Pacific region during a state visit to Vietnam on Thursday, part of a two-nation trip to Asia seen as show of defiance to the West. A day after signing a mutual defence agreement with North Korea, Putin received a 21-gun salute at a military ceremony in Vietnam, was embraced by two of its Communist leaders and lavishly praised by one of them. Putin’s visit has drawn criticism from the United States and its allies, who treat the Russian leader as a pariah and have protested…

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FORMER President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark has consoled his successor Sen. Bukola Saraki over the death of his mother, Mrs Florence Morenike Saraki. Mark stated this in a statement by Mr Paul Mumeh, his Media Adviser on Thursday in Abuja. He described the late Madam Saraki as an ideal mother who was noble in words and deeds. He said the success story of Sen. Saraki and his siblings bears eloquent testimony that Madam Saraki gave her children good upbringing to be responsible and patriotic citizens. The former senate President described Madam Saraki as “a kind and compassionate woman…

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