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Organizers of popular reality show, Big Brother Naija have just announced that the 4th edition of the show will hold in Nigeria as against previous editions that held in South Africa.
Auditions for this year’s edition will hold on February 1st and 2nd across 8 cities including Lagos, Ibadan, Benin, Enugu, Calabar, Warri, Port Harcourt and Abuja.
Ebuka Obi Uchendu will return as the show host while the headline sponsor has changed from Payporte to Bet9ja.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Thursday said the ongoing strike would not be called off until the Federal Government has fully implemented all the offers it made to the union after their last meeting. The union says it is tired of the Federal Government’s antics of making promises without fulfilling them; adding that the strike action will not be called off until they are sure that the offers made by the Federal Government have been implemented.
This was disclosed by the National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in an exclusive interview with newsmen in Lagos on Thursday.
When asked when the strike would be called off, Ogunyemi said, “Our members said they want to see evidence of satisfactory implementation of all they have proposed before the strike can be called off.”
The ASUU president noted that the issue with the government is lack of implementation of what has already been agreed on. He recalled that last year, the government promised to release funds for the revitalization of public universities, which was one of the demands of the union, but failed to do so.
“There are items there that require implementation. If they are setting up a committee on state universities, and they actually do, it is not something we need to agree on. It is about action.” He said.
He explained that in order to forestall a situation ASUU and the government would restart negotiations on arrears of earned academic allowances, both sides agreed that “it would be mainstreamed into the 2019 budget.”
According to him, such an agreement was reached last year, but he said the government failed to honor it.
Ogunyemi stated, “We are going to have a discussion on when to commence renegotiation because there are still grey areas. If the government can substantially address these issues, we will be more confident to face our members on the way forward. For now, the feeler we are getting is that our members do not actually want to accept this government proposal from us.
“They said they would pay the shortfall of salary arrears of what was removed from workers’ salaries. There are 20 universities identified. The money will be available by January 18. It is around the corner and we will see if it will come.” He stressed.
A distraught Nigerian lady calls out her husband via Facebook, for reportedly beating her because of his side chick in Delta State.
The lady who called out her husband was identified as Timi Miebi, and she shared photos of injuries she sustained from the domestic violence incident which she said was quite a painful experience. She wrote;
“Good morning Timi Yanky U beat me up because of ur so call girlfriend,if u are going out with any girl does dat mean U Will kill me because of The girl,I will never forget this because it’s very painful…….. how can u just beat up ur wife u payed her dairy u Will definitely regret it and if u don’t have d mind to control two women don’t bother to do it me and yowere who fit woman pass wey u wan kill me because of her.”
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to use the Christmas season to reconcile with one another and show love to others.Abubakar, in a Christmas message he issued in Abuja on Monday, said
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a goodwill message to Christians celebrating Christmas.
Buhari, in a statement he personally signed on Monday, felicitated with all Nigerians on the occasion.
He said, ”I felicitate with all Nigerians, particularly our Christian brothers and sisters, on the joyous occasion of this year’s Christmas, which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.
”Like I have done in the last three Christmas messages to my fellow compatriots as a serving President, I believe this season is another opportunity to reflect on the imagery of the humble, symbolic and divine birth of a young child thousands of years ago in Bethlehem, Judea, and the message of hope, compassion, salvation, reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace that Jesus Christ embodies and conveys.
”In 2018, Nigerians have had mixed blessings, typical of human beings.
”On the pleasant side, our economy has made significant progress since coming out from the recession and our faithful implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
”Agricultural revolution has seen a vastly improved local production to the detriment of importation, while we have achieved a surplus in our trade balance. Similarly, the infrastructural deficit has been greatly reduced with significant improvements in roads, railways, aviation, and power.
”In addition, we have not relented in the fight against corruption while the business environment has been improved through institutional reforms.
”On the downside, we have seen so many unnecessary deaths caused by violent clashes between neighbors, who ordinarily should complement and support one another.
”We cannot bring back the lives lost to floods, unfortunate fire disasters, road accidents, farmers/herders clashes, and insurgency.
”But we can put back smiles on the faces of the grieving, the displaced and the troubled if we show a little love and recommit ourselves to building relationships with those outside our ethnic, religious and socio-political divides.
”As we celebrate Christmas, exchange gifts, pray and visit loved ones, let us remember many others who cannot be with their families this time.
”Our brave Armed Forces and other security men and women who make incredible sacrifices to keep us safe, the aged, the sick, physically challenged persons, all deserve our goodwill in this season of love and sharing.
”Together we can show generosity to our neighbors and demonstrate the diversity that makes Nigeria unique – a land with a beautiful climate and vegetation, beaming with an energetic and creative youth population.
”We must not also forget that what lies ahead of us as a nation is better than whatever we must have experienced in the past.
”With general elections around the corner and heightened political activities across the country, I have changed our security and law enforcement agencies to secure the sanctity of the ballot box and ensure that the outcome of the polls reflects the will of the Nigerian people.
”My avowed commitment to free, fair, credible and violence-free polls is not a ruse or yet another vain political promise. My word is my bond.
”It is a sworn declaration on the advancement of Nigeria, the future and safety of our young and unborn generations.
”Let us tell the world that, indeed, ‘‘something good’’ can come out from Nigeria. And it will happen, as we all team up to make it happen.