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Weekenders Guide: 5 Activities For You This Weekend



Here are 5 activities to liven your weekend.

1. Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev

On Saturday night, unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua takes on former two-time European heavyweight champion Kubrat Pulev at The Wembly Arena in London by 10 PM.

Joshua who reclaimed his belts after a slip-up with Andy Ruiz Jr would be looking to avoid another upset since the Ruiz surprise, Joshua in his pre-match interview said “I will definitely get hit. He will get hit too. I’ll be the last man standing.”

Read: Anthony Joshua Says He’s Prepared To Go To Final Bell Against Pulev


2. The Experience’15

On Friday night, House on the Rock would be holding its annual gospel concert. This year’s concert would be Virtual.

The concert would be streaming virtually on YouTube, Facebook, and other major digital and satellite platforms.

This years line up is studded with a lot of local and foreign acts billed to perform, some of the artistes billed to perform are, Tope Alabi, The Capetown Philharmonic choir, Nathaniel Bassey, Sinach, Travis Greene, Don Moen, Mercy Chinwo, Eben amidst many more

3. The Noire Art Exhibition & Sales

This is a group exhibition & art sale tagged “Growth of A Black Female Artist”, featuring works by Zida Kalu, Blossom Oyeyipo, Pamela Oma, Donna Duke, Fiyin Koko, Nneoma Ndukwe.

The exhibition and sales run from Friday, December 11 – Saturday, December 12, 2020, and opens by 3 PM. The event would be held at WÈRÉ STUDIO, 7 Mike Adegbite Avenue, off Ladipo Omotesho Cole, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.


4. The Manchester Derby

Another Manchester derby would be live on Saturday with Manchester City taking on United at Old Trafford. With both teams’ performance looking below par so far this season, both teams would be looking at improving on their current log standings.

United who was knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday by RB Leipzig would be looking to shake off their relegation to the Europa League, while City would be looking at going a place better sitting just below United at 7th position.


5. “Welcome to the Cave” Show

New school Highlife band and rave of the moment, “The Cavemen,” would be welcoming fans to the cave on Saturday.

The show holding at Traffic Bar, Polo Road, Ikoyi would be starting by 6 PM. Tickets go for N200,000 for a table for four, N100,000 for a table for two, and N15,000 for singles.

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Strike: Drag ASUU To Court -Minister Urges Students



Strike: Drag ASUU To Court -Minister Urges Students

Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, has dragged encouraged Nigerian students to drag the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to court for wasting their time during the six-month prolonged strike.

Speaking at the 47th Session of the State House Ministerial Briefing on Thursday, August 18, 2022, Adamu said the students should leave the Federal Government (FG) out of their worries, adding that ASUU should be the one they challenge in court over the strike.

While maintaining that the government would not concede to the union’s demand to pay lecturers their emoluments for the six months of no academic activities, the minister clarified that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government bears no liability to compensate the affected students.

He, however, said if the affected students are determined to get compensated for wasted time, they should consider holding ASUU responsible.

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Extends Okada Ban To More Areas



BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Extends Okada Ban To More Areas

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, on Thursday, August 18, 2022, announced the extension of the okada ban to more areas in the state.

Starting from Thursday, September 1, Sanwo-Olu maintained that the okada ban was thereby extended to four more Local Govt Areas and five Local Council Development Areas.

According to the governor, the additional councils where the Okada ban was pronounced include Kosofe Local Government, Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, Shomolu Local Government, and Mushin Local Government.

Below are areas where the okada ban first took place

Areas Okada operations are banned in Lagos

While the governor stated that the affected councils are Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Apapa, he equally maintained that the total ban on Okada operations is extended to all LCDAs under the listed councils.

Apapa Iganmu  LCDA

Ojodu LCDA
Onigbongbo LCDA

Lagos Island
Lagos Island West LCDA
Lagos Island East LCDA

Lagos Mainland

Coker Aguda LCDA
Itire-Ikate LCDA

Eti-Osa East LCDA
Eti-Osa West LCDA
Iru Victoria Island LCDA
Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA

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Strike: ASUU Begins Consultation On Next Move



Strike: ASUU Begins Consultation On Next Move

The National Strike Organising Committee of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has met to decide on the way forward concerning the ongoing strike by the union.

The committee is made up of senior officials of the union.

This is as our correspondent learnt that zonal meetings will commence by the end of the week after which branches would go ahead with congresses.

A member of the union’s National Executive Council, who did not want his name in print because he was not permitted to speak on the matter, disclosed this to The PUNCH.

The National Strike Organising Committee will meet today (Wednesday), after which zonal meetings will commence this weekend and then congresses will be held.

“From there, information will be passed to our members on the next development; the president alone cannot decide, there are processes,” he said.

Meanwhile, ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, urged Nigerian students not to vote for politicians who have their children studying in institutions outside the country.

Osodeke spoke on a Twitter Space Webinar organised by Premium Times and tagged, ‘ASUU strike, Revitalisation Fund, and the Way Forward.’

Anybody you believe cannot take care of your interests, whose children are busy studying abroad, who are living abroad, don’t vote for them.

I repeat, you don’t need to vote for them, because you don’t vote for people who will take your life,” he said.

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