Igbo stand to lose N3tn to another war, Okorocha warns Igbo leaders to call KANU to order

Biafra: Kanu deceiving Ndigbo, says Okorocha

By Chris Oji (Enugu) and Okodili Ndidi (Owerri) 

•‘Igbo ‘ll lose N3 trillion to another war

•Governors: Anambra election will hold

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday warned the Igbo not to fall for the deception of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu over the actualization of Biafra.

He warned that the Igbo would lose not less than N3 trillion assets and cash should there be another war.

Okorocha, who spoke at the presentation of staff of office and Certificate of recognition to traditional rulers, lamented that traditional rulers had kept mute while the cloud gathered over activities of Biafra agitators.

He said: “On IPOB, the cloud is gathering, nobody is talking, even our traditional rulers, pastors and leaders. This is bad for our people. If you will remember vividly that few years ago, during the civil War, it was a similar story. That was how it all started. At that time, we believed that the Ohafia warriors would be able to fight and disseminate the North”.

Okorocha added: “Now we are being deceived that IPOB will drive away Nigeria and give us Biafra. Even our Pastors, men of God and some leaders in the rural areas, nobody is speaking out against this action and the song of war is coming gradually like a desert encroachment. We fought the war and it was believed that the Igbos would learn from it but they still went ahead and developing the resources of other regions.

“There are five million Igbo living outside the shores of Igbo region. Any form of war will cause the Igbos over three trillion naira loss in properties and assets. No sane person will spread the message of division and war because it does not benefit the Igbo in any way. I urge you traditional rulers to speak against it and educate your people on the true state of things. Igbo need to build bridge of unity across the nation”.

Enugu, Southeast governors yesterday in Enugu, resolved to support holding election in Anambra State in November.

It was a reaction to the declaration by IPOB that there would be no election in Anambra.

At the meeting were South East Governors Forum chairman and Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi; host Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Governor Rochas Okorocha Imo State;Governor Okezie Ikpeazu  of Abia State and Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State who was represented by his deputy Nkem Okeke.

The governors appealed to stakeholders for a peaceful governorship election in Anambra State, assuring that they were solidly in support of the forthcoming poll.

Umahi, who read the communique also said the Apex-Igbo Social Cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo briefed them on the latest on the quit notice given the Igbo by a coalition of Northern youths.

They assured that they were in torch with the Igbo residing in different parts of the North over the quit notice with the firm assurance that they were making efforts to ensure that  no Igbo lives are in danger or threatened.

The governors hinted that they received a presentation from Geometric Power Company and commended Professor Barth Nnaji for the wonderful presentation.

Source: The Nation

ASUU says strike would be total, comprehensive as FG accuses union of bad faith

Fed Govt accuses lecturers of bad faith as ASUU begins strike

By Tony Akowe Frank Ikpefan, Abuja and Adegunle Olugbamila On

‘It’ll be total, comprehensive, indefinite’

Situation on campuses

University teachers are set for major strike, it was announced yesterday.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said the strike “will be total, comprehensive and indefinite” to press home lecturers’ demand for improved welfare and working conditions.

ASUU National President Dr. Biodun Ogunyemi said the union took the decision after a nationwide consultation with its members at an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) on Sunday.

According to him, there will be no teaching, no examination and no attendance of statutory meetings of any kind in any of the union’s branches during the strike.

He said ASUU must make the Federal and state governments to implement the provisions of the 2009 Agreement, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of 2013 and the understanding reached in November 2016 in order to lay the foundation for a university system capable of producing a country of our dream.

Dr. Ogunyemi said: “The foundation of development of any nation lies on its attention to education. No nation can grow beyond the level of its educational development. Any genuine move to transform Nigeria into an economically viable and politically stable country must begin with a firm commitment to an all-round transformation of the country’s education.

“ASUU has been vociferous on the primacy of the university education system because it is the repository of ideas for invention, innovation and national transformation.

“Consequently, based on a nationwide consultation with our members, an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUU rose on Saturday, 12th August, 2017 with a resolution to embark on an indefinite strike action starting from Sunday, 13th August, 2017.

”The nationwide action is total and comprehensive. During the strike, there shall be no teaching, no examination and no attendance of statutory meeting of any kind in any of our branches.

”Lastly, we call on all patriots to prevail on owners of public universities to be alive to their responsibilities. Indeed, ASUU struggles should be Nigerians’ struggles.

The ASUU president also accused the political class of paying lip-service to addressing the rot and decay in Nigeria’s university education.

According to him, Nigeria is beginning to lose the little gains it had achieved through the struggles of the union, labour movement, the media and other patriotic organisations at salvaging the country’s crisis-ridden public universities.

”It is, however, disappointing that despite prime importance of university education, the political class in Nigeria has continued to pay mere lip-service to addressing the rot and decay in the sub-sector.

”As things stand, the country is beginning to lose the little gains achieved through the struggles of ASUU, the labour movement, the media and other patriotic organisations at salvaging our crisis-ridden public universities.”

The Federal Government said yesterday that negotiations were ongoing between it and the union on the issues arising from the 2009 agreement and the MoU of 2013.

The Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs. Chinenye Ihuoma, said:

“If it is on ASUU, just know that the FG/ASUU renegotiation 2009 is ongoing with the government team under the leadership of Dr. B. O Babalakin (SAN).”

Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu, in January inaugurated a 16-member team to renegotiate the 2009 agreement.

The committee, headed by Babalakin, was given the mandate to dialogue with the ASUU, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Associated & Allied Institutions (NASU) to ensure sustainable peace and industrial harmony in tertiary institutions.

The ASUU president said the Wale Babalakin-led committee lacked the powers to resolve the issue as there were unimplemented items in the 2009 agreement.

He said government had ignored the system, stressing that the political class had also shifted attention to sending their wards to private universities and universities abroad, leaving public universities to collapse

”Among the issues in current disputes involved in the 2009 agreement and 2013 MOU are funding for the revitalisation of public universities and earned academic allowances.

”Others include registration of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO), University staff school, fractionalisation and non payment of salaries,’’ Ogunyemi said.

But the National Parents Teachers Association (NAPTAN) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) faulted the strike. Both organisations said they were not consulted before ASUU declared the strike.

NAPTAN National President Haruna Danjuma said given the kidnapping of some ASUU members at the University of Maiduguri, the authorities had not done enough to guarantee security of workers and students.

He said: “Though we were not consulted by ASUU, as parents, we have been in consultation with them to find a lasting solution to their demands.

“We were shocked by their (ASUU) decision. We parents are not 100 per cent in support of the strike; but in a situation where it involves lives of students and lecturers, we shall not keep our eyes closed.”

“I understand that students of Bayero State University are meant to start their exams today (yesterday), but with this strike, it no longer looks feasible.

“As parents, we are concerned about the wellbeing of our children from primary up to university levels.

“Let government call a roundtable discussion to stop this strike now before things get complicated.”

CAN National President Rev. Samson Ayokunle said CAN was unhappy about the situation.

Speaking through his spokesperson Bayo Oladeji, he urged the Federal Government to immediately begin talks with the union.

He said: “As far as we are concerned, ASUU did not consult us and I do not think they consulted other stakeholders, such as parents and students, before declaring the strike.

“To us, this is unfortunate. The Federal Government too has not helped matters by playing into their hands. From time to time, we have witnessed situations where ASUU embarks on strikes only for government to beg them to resume with a promise to attend to their demands, but in the end, nothing will happen.

“Our children are now spending between seven to eight years in universities before they graduate and CAN is not happy about the situation.”
Source: The Nation

Money ritual: Couple cut daughter’s finger, dumps her in sack to die

Ogun couple cut daughter’s finger for ritual

Samson Folarin

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a couple, Nasiru Adeyemo and Idayat Adeyemo , for allegedly cutting off the finger of their daughter , Abibat, and abandoning her in a bush .

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspects tied up the seven -year – old in a white sack to stop her from escaping before disposing of her in the bush .

After about two days in the bush , some residents were said to have noticed the sack and called the attention of policemen from the Owode Egba division to it.

Upon the opening of the sack , Abibat was said to have been found unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where she was resuscitated .

The state police spokesperson , Abimbola Oyeyemi , who confirmed the incident , said the victim told the police that her father , Nasiru , and stepmother , Idayat , cut off her finger and threw her into the bush for money ritual.

Oyeyemi said the statement led to the arrest of the suspects , adding that they were still being interrogated by the command .

He said , “The couple were arrested following a distress call from members of the public that a strange load in a sack was sighted in the Asabala area , along Papalanto /Sagamu Road .

“On the strength of the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Owode Egba , CSP Shehu Alao , led his men to the scene where the load , which was inside a white rice sack , was untied.

“Surprisingly , it was a seven – year -old girl that was inside. One of her right hand fingers had been cut off. She was tied , put inside the sack and dumped on the roadside since Friday , August 11 .

“When they realised that she was still alive , she was taken to a hospital for medical attention . It was when she regained consciousness that she informed the police that her father and stepmother were the ones who cut off her finger, tied and put her inside the sack . She said they dumped her inside the bush for her to die . The father and stepmother were arrested on Sunday, August 13 . ”

Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police , Ahmed Iliyasu , had ordered the transfer of the case to the Anti -kidnapping / Anti -cultism Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran , Abeokuta , for further investigation and prosecution of the suspects .

Source: The Punch

News Headlines August 15, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines August 15, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers
Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Corruption worsening under Buhari, says Jonathan
NLC backs ASUU as varsity teachers begin indefinite strike
Free-for-all as Edo Assembly impeaches Speaker
We’re not Biafrans, Ijaw youths tell Kanu, others
Investors get FG’s nod to meter electricity customers
Company driver invites gang members to kidnap bosses
Gunmen clash over girlfriend, shoot trader dead
Ogun couple cut daughter’s finger for ritual
Lagos policemen arrested for defilement, attempted murder, robbery
Mudslide kills 300 in Sierra Leone
Unmasking the Igbo masquerade poetry
Sultan rejects restructuring, advocates devolution of economy
Fashola photo foundation unveils winners
We chose US for our conference to avoid clampdown –NADECO
Chelsea fine Costa for not training
African leaders and medical tourism
Buhari’s pictures, video meant to deceive Nigerians –Protesters
Ozubulu youths protest church reopening week after killings
Lagos to transform waterfront into tourism centre
‘Ladoja no longer Accord Party member’
Four reasons to buy new Android smartphones
Imo building collapse: Corps member dies
Firm denies link with reckless police shooting
18-year-old girl allegedly stabs 15-year-old boy to death
Group makes case for ending gender violence, inequality
Teenager gives N30 to eight-year-old boy after allegedly sodomizing him
Anambra poll: APGA gov primary holds today
We’ve received recall petition against Kano lawmaker – INEC
S’West PDP excos’ dissolution illegal – Kashamu
Banire shuns summon
INEC receives petition to recall Kano lawmaker
Nigeria squandered $201.2bn in 10 years – NEITI
FIRS, JTB share data of high-income earners
Development bank, remedy to SME financing – Zenith report
Shareholders laud Conoil’s strategy, approve N2.1bn dividend
Stocks slide by N86bn, ChamsAccess promises better returns
Ronaldo handed five-match ban for ref push
Lagos to host more classics
Chelsea fine Costa for not training
Neymar feels ‘more alive than ever’
Ronaldo’s 10 career red cards
London 2017: Ex-stars lament Nigeria failure
91-year-old couple kiss, hold hands in double assisted deaths
Woman warns motorists about dangers of putting leg on dashboard
NOUN students tackle management over result delay
At times, I lived on N1,500 a month –Physically challenged corper
Bauchi poly lecturers embark on indefinite strike
FUNAAB to get research centre for diabetes
UNILAG scholars to exhibit research works
Maritime academy seeks more facilities
ANA dumps publishers of NWS, releases new books
ACTDF unveils new talent hunt
Stuntwoman killed filming Deadpool 2
Four arrested for leaking ‘Game of Thrones’ episode
‘Gift from God’ Elvis Presley is semi-divine, 40 years after death
‘Buhari, Dos Santos, Mugabe lack faith in health systems at home’
Huawei to invest in Nigeria’s digital economy
Spectranet introduces Pebble MiFi
Japan’s largest smartphone company enters Nigerian market
Firm urges Nigerians to sell N512bn unused items online
Editorial:: FG, complete Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
African leaders and medical tourism
Constituency project is corruption – Obasanjo


Presidency: Buhari Good Enough to Continue in 2019
• Faults proponents of president’s resignation • Trades barbs with Jonathan over management of economy, projects
ASUU Downs Tools
Mudslide Buries Hundreds in Sierra Leone
Zenith Bank Makes 30% Provision on 9Mobile Loan
FCC: Let Alison-Madueke Defend Herself in Court
Eligible Power Consumers to Pay Between N30 and N80 Per Kilowatt Hour
S’East Govs: We’re in Touch with Northern Governors over Quit Notice
FIRS, States Collaborate to Track High Net Worth Persons
Eligible Power Consumers to Pay Between N30 and N80 Per Kilowatt Hour
GM: Shell Has Remitted $31bn to Federation Account, NDDC in 13 Years
Sultan: Devolve Economy Not Only Political Power
Ijaw Youths to Kanu: We’re Not Part of Biafra
Ozubulu Youths Protest Reopening of St. Phillip’s Catholic Church
Youths Protest in Uyo over Plans by Govt to Build N1.2bn Governor’s Lodge NADECO Plans US Conference to Address Separatist Concerns
Kashamu: Why Dissolution of Ogun, South-west PDP Excos Cannot Stand
ASUU: FUT, UNN Join Strike
Kachikwu Denies Campaign Linking Him to 2019 Delta Governorship Race
Lagos CJ Frees another 62 Minor Inmates, Others from Kirikiri Prison
Minister, NSA Arrest Illegal Miners in Plateau
We’ve Substantially Degraded Boko Haram, Insists Air Force Chief
Boroh: FG Preparing Amnesty Beneficiaries for Life after Oil
Rivers Election Petition: Court Reserves Judgement on Senator Sekibo’s Appeal
NCAA Boss on Status Enquiry as House C’ttee Probes N60.4m Expenditure
INEC Receives Request to Recall Kano Legislator
House Restores Power to Collect Tenement Rates to FCT Area Councils
Obasanjo: Lawmakers’ Constituency Project is Corruption
Okowa One of Nigeria’s Best Governors with Focus, Says Aide
ASUU Embarks on Indefinite Strike
Lagos Closes N85bn Bond Issuance Programme
JTB, VAIDS, FIRS Share Data on NIMASA Dissociates Self from Fake Employment Exercise
NSE Index Falls 0.65% as Trading Resumes on Bearish Note
NSIA: Governors Backed Investment of $250m NLNG Dividend
NBET, TCN to Seal Power Sale Agreement with Niger, Togo
Battle for the Soul of Local Governments
APC Heading for Disaster in Ebonyi
What Elumelu Really Wants
Haniel Hadison Dominates again at Cargolux Squash Tournament
NCC Tennis League: Team VGC Lions, Kalotari Win Away
 Ronaldo Slammed with Five-match Ban for Pushing Referee
KPL Basketball: 12 Clubs Struggle for Final Eight in Conference Six
Buhari’s reunion with his media team

The Nation

C. Ronaldo suspended for five games
 Buhari to Jonathan: your govt destroyed economy
 Fed Govt accuses lecturers of bad faith as ASUU begins strike
 Banks remove $1.2b 9Mobile debt from books
 Biafra: Kanu deceiving Ndigbo, says Okorocha
 Banire’s ‘misconduct’: Panel begins sitting
 FIRS, others share data of high income earners
 NIMASA braces for roles in diversification
 Man in court for ‘beating’ another with plank
 Agriculture holds key, say Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Abdulsalami
 Ambode’s Southwest integration agenda on point, say activist, others
UNN shut down as NASU embarks on strike
Students lock down Bayelsa varsity over fees’ hike
AITEO Cup: NFF reads riot act to match officials
Tiwa Savage visits D’Tigress
D’Tigress embark on close camping
Breaking: Olumide Oyedeji Moves To Chinese Club, Luoyang
Give us live coverage of Eagles’ matches, Sadiq tells NFF
NPFL:Rangers’ Team Manager still optimistic of finishing well
Why Obiano deserves second term, by APGA chair
Ogun 2019: How far can Adeola go?
Lagos Assembly presents score card
EbonyLife TV announces 2017 Sisterhood Awards
Megalectrics takes medical mission to Yaba
Child singer, Iseoluwa drops new single, video
Chief Judge frees 129 Kirikiri inmates
Police parade arms dealer, one chance gang
33 held over jungle justice
Inner Wheel to Ambode: build cancer centres
Old students meet 30-year after, lift alma mater
Research: UNILAG to display cashew nut crushing machines, others at conference
Unilag College of Medicine inducts 106 medical, dental graduates
NYSC redeploys 109 corps members from Jigawa
Shell pays $31b to Fed Govt, NDDC
DisCos lose metering monopoly
East-West Road collapse threatens $50b invesment
Mobile ransomware threat increases


 ‘Caterpillar’Emeteole Goes Home
Petition Against Legislators: Nwoye Is An Exception – Campaign
Dissolution Of Lagos PDP Exco Unjust — Adewale
Stakeholders Identify Hurdles Against Oil Production
Edo House Removes Speaker, Deputy, Others
Agatu Crisis Victims To Get 5,000 Units Of Houses
Pro-Buhari Youths Hold Precession In Kaduna
ALLEGED NEGLECT: Shell, Rivers Communities At War
Shell Remits $31bn To Federation Account, NDDC —GM
Anti-Gov’s Lodge Protest Rocks Uyo
Good News For Eagles As Mikel Returns To Action
LCCI Tackles National Assembly Over Corporate Organisations
Notice Of Quit: Don’t Panic, We’re On Top Of The Situation — S’East Govs
ABIA CENTRAL: Talks On 2019 Senatorial Election Too Early, Diversionary — Ikoh
Onne Free Zone Gets Low Cost Embedded Power
Dr. Leton On How Federal Govt Cheated Niger Delta (3)
Restore Electricity To Bayelsa Community, Court Orders PHEDC
Edo House Removes Speaker, Deputy, Others
How Abdulsalami Conspired With Others To Make Me President — Obasanjo
7-yr-old Girl Tied Up In Sack, Dumped On Roadside By Father, Step-mother
6 Policemen Arrested Over Defilement, Attempted Murder, Robbery
Naira Watch: Naira Appreciates To N362.5/$ In NAFEX
Presidency To Jonathan: Buhari Inherited Economy Ravaged By Mismanagement, Corruption
Notice On Hate Speech
EFCC Mischievous Over Alleged Missing N32bn – El-Rufai
Paul Utomi, Tope Tedela And Vanessa zediegwu Set To Premiere Their Debut Film
Smooth Criminal: Michael Jackson Statue Given rifle By Rio Narcos
Taylor Swift Breaks Down At Groping Trial
Wrestling Icon Ric Flair Dealing With Tough medical Issues, Seeks Prayers
Malaysian Princess Marries Dutchman In Lavish eremony
Replace Magu Now, Akeredolu Advises FG
May God Forgive Your Ineptitude, Incompetence, ani-Kayode Prays For APC
I Was Asked To Take A Bow, Not Barred From PC Screening – Uba
I’m Not Contesting Elections In Delta State – achikwu
Good News For Eagles As Mikel Returns To action
NPL Basketball: 12 Clubs Struggle For Final Eight in Conference Six
GOTHIA CUP: Nigerian Club Massacre Chinese lub 14-0
32-year-old Taye Taiwo Joins Swedish Club
Discordant Tunes Trail Bid To Remove NYSC Scheme From Nigerian Constitution
Stakeholders Identify Hurdles Against Oil Production
LCCI Tackles National Assembly Over Corporate Organisations

The Sun

Anambra guber: We’ve delivered on our mandate –Kalu
Buhari earns $58bn in 27 months to Jonathan’s $454bn in 6 years
• As Presidency blasts ex-president, Makarfi
Ozubulu massacre: Youths protest church’s reopening
•Expert calls for special task force
Pay TV revolution: Nigerians to save N9.34tr from subscription –Investigation
Quit notice: South East govs reassure Igbo in North 
…Support Anambra guber election Northern leaders approved quit order to Igbo –Yerima
• Says coalition to take final stand on October 1 deadline soon
Couple nabbed for attempting to use 7-year-old daughter for ritual
Adjoto emerges new Edo Speaker
• As Okonoboh, Majority leader are impeached
I never stole Nigeria’s money –Diezani
ASUU strike grounds varsities, as exams, other activities are stalled
Anambra guber: Women groups endorse Chidoka
FG committed to democratisation of power generation –Fashola
Building collapse: NSE, NIA urge Okorocha to enforce standardBrothers rise against brothers
 In Ebonyi State, it’s war without end.
Gridlock on Ikorodu-Mile 12 road generates pain, anger
LASIEC loses commissioner
• Ambode, APC condole with family
We’ve dealt with Boko Haram, says NAF chief
LAUTECH: Aregbesola begs lecturers to return to work
•  Osun pensioners decry non-payment of entitlements
Mudslides, flooding kill 200 in Sierra Leone
Pakistan Independence, fruit of our ancestors’ sacrifice –PM
Namibian President raises toast for Buhari’s recovery
• As Ambassador Onoh presents Letter of Credence
Why Nigeria can’t function without restructuring –Opusunju
2019 and APC’s quest to take over Gombe
My snake story -Ortom
Oxford Business Group to unveil Nigeria’s 2017 lending policy
No hiding place for tax evaders –Fowler
… As JTB, VAIDS, FIRS share data on high income earners
Stakeholders seek microfinance banks’ involvement in kerosene distribution
CHAN qualifiers: My fears for Home Eagles against Squirrels in Kano –Garba Lawal
Russia 2018: Mikel returns for Cameroon
Rangers convention: 72-year old Marshal leads Rangers to victory
We’ve dealt with Boko Haram, says NAF chief
Lagos raises N85bn bond to fund projects –Official
FG approves N39bn loan for Discos’ metering plan
…As TCN gets $1.55bn lifeline
EDITORIAL: Boosting investments with Pioneer Status Incentive
• At this year’s school-graduating ceremonies, pupils showcase our rich culture as parents share stories

Shocker! Woman suffers disease which makes her beg for sex every time 

Shocker! Woman suffers disease which makes her beg for sex every time 

A young woman has revealed the details of her painful struggle with a condition that leaves her constantly sexually aroused.

Amanda McLaughlin, 23, from the United States, has lived with the problem for 10 years and says she has to beg her fiance JoJo for sex every day to relieve her symptoms.

The condition, called persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD), causes pain in her legs and pelvis that is so bad she is unable to work and rarely leaves her home.

Now Ms McLaughlin has spoken of her ordeal as part of a documentary for BBC Three’s Living Differently.

It’s not fun to be aroused all the time,” she said. “It feels like you’re about to orgasm and then it never goes away.”

Ms McLaughlin’s symptoms began when she was just 13 years old but she was not diagnosed with PGAD until six years later.

Her mother, Victoria, admitted that she and her family did not understand her daughter’s condition at first.

“When she first became sexually active, she was having sex a lot,” she said. “My whole family just thought she was a wh**e.

“I doubted her completely — I still feel guilty.” Victoria is now very supportive of her daughter, as is JoJo.

Amanda said: “Relationships are really hard to keep with this problem. But he never once has judged me, he never made me feel bad about working. It was love at first sight.”

She added that her condition affects the couple’s sex life ‘tremendously’.

“You’d think that you could have sex and it would just go away, but it doesn’t,” she said.

“Sometimes I will be crying and begging him to have sex with me just to relieve some of the pressure that I have down there.”

JoJo said: “When she first told me, I didn’t know how to feel about it; but I liked her, so I was prepared to jump in.

“The more I can learn, the more I can help her. I’ll help her so she can get anything she needs.”

Amanda currently takes 30 different types of medications to ease the pain caused by her condition. She also uses ice ‘inserts’ to ease her pelvic swelling.

Assistant professor of neurology at Michigan University, Dr. Priyanka Gunta, who is currently treating Amanda, said: “Because it’s such a rare diagnosis and there’s been such little research, we don’t know exactly what causes it. We suspect it’s multifactorial.

“I don’t have a quick cure for this, but we’re going to be trying a few different therapies.

“I’m very hopeful that we can get her functioning better.”
Source: DailyMail

Ondo workers reject incomplete September 2016 salary

Ondo workers reject modulated salary
Posted By Damisi Ojo 

Labour unions in Ondo State have kicked against the state government’s plan to pay fractional parts of their outstanding salaries and pensions from the second tranche of the Paris Club fund.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), in July, confirmed the receipt of N7.6 billion by the state as part of the Paris Club refund.

The governor pledged not to spend the money until a meeting was held with labour leaders on the modality for payment.

At a recent meeting with the labour unions, he hinted that only 75 per cent of the amount received would be expended on the payment of salary arrears while the balance would be for capital projects.

Akeredolu inherited six months’ salary arrears – from August 2016 to last January – from the immediate past administration of Dr Olusegun Mimiko, when he assumed office in February.

He had settled last August salary with five months still outstanding.

At the meeting with labour leaders, Akeredolu said the remaining fund in government coffers, after some deductions, such as the local government share and 25 per cent of the amount, would not be enough to pay the September salary.

The governor suggested that workers at all grade levels be paid 80 per cent of their salary for last September.

But the offer of modulated salary payment was rejected by the labour leaders, who pleaded that the governor should source for fund to pay the balance of one full month salary to all categories of workers.

It was learnt that when the governor objected to the suggestion of workers to look for another source to complete the amount needed for the payment of last September salary, estimated at N500 million, the labour leaders insisted that rather than accept modulated payment, the government should make 100 per cent payment to the number of workers the money could pay.

The labour unions, under the auspices of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), expressed surprise when the state’s Accountant General reportedly told them that his office had computed 80 per cent salary to all workers, in line with the governor’s directive.

In a letter to the governor labour leaders in the state – Mrs Bose Daramola, Mr Sola Ekundayo and Mr Sunday Adeleye – the labour unions demanded a full payment of the last September arrears.

They urged the government to device whatever means possible to pay the salary arrears without delay.

They said: “Modulated payment or fractional payment in whatever form is unacceptable to Ondo State public servants and pensioners.

“It is mandatory that the state government should look inward to augment and pay the September 2016 salary in full to all workers and pensioners in the state.
Source: The Nation

​BREAKING: ASUU begins nationwide strike

BREAKING: ASUU begins nationwide strike

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced an indefinite nationwide industrial action .

The National President of the union , Dr. Biodun Ogunyemi , announced this on Monday during a meeting of the National Executive Council of ASUU in Abuja .

He said during the strike , there shall be no teaching , no examination and no attendance of statutory meetings of any kind in any of the union ’s branches across the country .

According to Channels TV , Dr. Ogunyemi declared a total , comprehensive and indefinite nationwide strike after a nationwide consultation with members at an emergency NEC meeting held on Saturday , August 12 , 2017 .