Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Friday 11th January 2019

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Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines, Friday 11th January 2019

FG’s failure to meet demands: ASUU bars members from election duties
Fri, 11 Jan 2019

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has barred its members from participating in the 2019 general elections processes.

Waiting game continues as ASUU meets to decide students’ fate
It also said the offer from the Federal Government in the efforts to meet its demands as contained in the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoA) is still fluid and far from expectations.

It, however, allows members to voluntarily participate but without using any material that bears ASUU or insignia that relates to the union.

In a strike Bulletin 8 issued and signed by the union’s President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, a copy of which was obtained by the University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, asked members to await further developments on the strike which are ‘rapidly unfolding.’

According to Ogunyemi, the proposal from government towards resolving the demands of ASUU as contained in the 2017 MoA is still fluid and far from expectations.

The bulletin read: “Though some progress has been made with respect to discussion with Government agents (The Minister of Labour and Employment as well as Minister of Education), at the moment, the proposal from Government towards resolving the demand of ASUU as contained in 2017 MoA and Strike Bulletin 1 is still too fluid and far from expectations. Hence, it is the view of the NSCC that members should await further developments which are rapidly unfolding.

“In accordance with the ASUU’s long standing position, ASUU as a union will not participate in the conduct of 2019 general elections, although members may voluntarily participate in the conduct of the elections. However, members are prohibited from participating in the election processes using any material that bears ASUU or relates to the union.”

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the Federal Government’s Advisory Committee has no relevance to the new National Minimum Wage agreement.

Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, said the committee has no bearing with the agreement reached on the minimum wage.

NAN recalled that President Muhamamdu Buhari had on Wednesday inaugurated a Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage and reiterated his commitment to its payment.

He said the committee would recommend “modalities for the implementation of the new minimum wage in such a manner as to minimise its inflationary impact, as well as ensure that its introduction does not lead to job losses.”

“The work of this technical committee will be the basis of a Finance Bill which will be submitted to the National Assembly, alongside the Minimum Wage Bill,’’ he added.

According to Wabba, the Advisory Committee on minimum wage has no bearing with the agreement reached on the minimum wage.

“The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige had told us that the committee is an internal process of the Federal Government.

“I think it is their own way of facilitating and mobilising their own resources for the implementation and also making sure that nothing is left undone and we do not have any problem with that.

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UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over B’Haram attacks
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The United Nations said it has withdrawn about 260 aid workers from three local governments in Borno State over the resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. Army tightens noose against Boko Haram terrorists ‘ Buratai In a statement by the UN spokesperson in Nigeria, Samantha Newport, on Wednesday, she said the []The post UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over B’Haram attacks appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria, India set to sign BASA ‘ Envoy
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Government of India and Nigeria have concluded plans to sign the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) next week. Following the move by both countries, travellers to and from both countries can heave a sigh of relief with the planned commencement of direct flights. Indian High Commissioner Designate, Mr Abhay Thakur, disclosed []The post Nigeria, India set to sign BASA ‘ Envoy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Libel: Court dismisses Oshiomhole’s bid to stop Ortom’s suit
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Augustine Ityonyiman has dismissed the preliminary objections filed by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the APC in a N10 billion defamation suit filed against them by the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State. When the case []The post Libel: Court dismisses Oshiomholes bid to stop Ortoms suit appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari replaces Sumaila with el-Yakub as NASS aide
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Umar Ibrahim el-Yakub, to replace Hon. Kawu Sumaila as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives). Sumaila, appointed SSA in August 2015, resigned to contest for membership of the House of Representatives representing Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency in Kano State []The post Buhari replaces Sumaila with el-Yakub as NASS aide appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC govs absent at Buhari campaign council meeting
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 election, who double as coordinators in their respective states, were conspicuously absent at the inaugural meeting which held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, yesterday. Appoint Tinubu chair of APC presidential campaign council ‘Razak The agenda was to []The post APC govs absent at Buhari campaign council meeting appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Takeaways from Borno Elders’ visit to Buhari
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Sola Ebiseni Not much wisdom was required to note the anxiety and agony of the leaders of Borno State as they visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, January 7, 2019, on the current situation in the war-torn state and the Nigerian northeastern region in general. The way state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, massaged the ego []The post Takeaways from Borno Elders visit to Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The culture of listening without being attentive
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Jerome-Mario Utomi Experience is ‘not what happened to you; it is what you do with what happens’. And its usefulness essentially manifests in the development of the capacity to escape the guilt of the past and anxiety for the future. Indeed, Nigerians like the generality of mankind know how important this teaching is to human []The post The culture of listening without being attentive appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oni vs Fayemi and APC’s prospect in Ekiti
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Tunji Odewale Everyone is aware of the ongoing case between former governor Segun Oni and Governor Kayode Fayemi. Segun Oni is challenging Fayemi’s eligibility to contest the APC primary election of May 2018 on the grounds that Fayemi did not resign his position as a minister before the primary contrary to the guidelines of the []The post Oni vs Fayemi and APC’s prospect in Ekiti appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Panacea for a credible 2019 election
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Bidwell Nsofor Times change rapidly, but through history, campaign rhetorics of politicians are hardly translated into positive actions. What we see repeatedly is the insatiable relish with which they speak with two sides of their mouths.They say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ at the same time, making it difficult for the people to know when they are []The post Panacea for a credible 2019 election appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Sophie Oluwole (1935-2018)
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Renowned Nigerian philosopher, university don and gender activist, Professor Sophie Bosede Oluwole, died on December 23, 2018 at the age of 82. No doubt, her death is a great loss to African philosophy. She will be sorely missed by many of her admirers. She was a promoter of African culture and gender equality. She also []The post Sophie Oluwole (1935-2018) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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IFC signs MoU to help Lagos improve infrastructure, revenue
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Joseph Inokotong, Abuja The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced its readiness to provide advisory services to Lagos State government to enhance its infrastructure development and strengthen long-term financial sustainability. Union Bank shines at Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility awards The advisory services to be offered by IFC will be designed to improve procurement for key []The post IFC signs MoU to help Lagos improve infrastructure, revenue appeared first on Th
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Bende traditional rulers back Kalu for Senate
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Okey Sampson, Aba The entire traditional rulers of Bende Local Government of Abia State, made up Umunna and Ikwuisii, have endorsed the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu for Senate. Abia: Kalu receives don, others into APC fold In a brief but colourful ceremony held at the palace of the chairman of []The post Bende traditional rulers back Kalu for Senate appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Las Vegas police request Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA sample
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Las Vegas police request Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA sample (BBC)Police in Las Vegas have issued a warrant for a DNA sample from Cristiano Ronaldo as part of their investigation into the rape allegations made against the Juventus forward. The 33-year-olds lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, told BBC Sport it was a very standard request. The Wall []The post Las Vegas police request Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA sample appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Softly, softly, all round
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Duro Onabule Rather sadly, the erstwhile peace between government and media these past few years collapsed at least for a few hours when armed soldiers occupied the main office of Daily Trust newspaper in Abuja. Decades ago, that would appear normal but we have come a long way since then, during which responsible behaviour was []The post Softly, softly, all round appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Shehu Shagari: Simple man who became simpler even in death
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Alhaji Ahmed Bello summed up the life and times of the former President, describing him as a simple man who became even simpler in death. Desmond Mgboh and Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Until his death, only few Nigerians were aware of the presence of former President Shehu Aliyu Shagari. A far more number of Nigerians could []The post Shehu Shagari: Simple man who became simpler even in death appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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