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Tension Rises As IPOB Declares Sit-at-home

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Tension Rises As IPOB Declares Sit-at-home

There is tension among residents and travellers in Anambra, as the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declared Tuesday, January 18, 2022, as a sit-at-home day in the Southeast region of the country.

As the proceedings of embattled leader Nnamdi Kanu would continue at the Umuahia High Court on Tuesday, Wednesday, January 19, and Thursday, January 20, nobody is expected to disobey the order.

Confirming its stand on the order, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, “Following our leader’s upcoming court proceedings on January 18, 19, and 20, 2022, we wish to remind Biafrans that there will be only sit-at-home on January 18 and not 19 and 20.

In keeping with our avowed solidarity with our leader, the entire South-East will be on lockdown only on January 18 for obvious reasons.

Reacting to the order, the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba said the government is not aware of any sit-at-home and that people should ignore it.

Adinuba said despite the government’s assurance to the people of adequate security, they have continued to observe the outlawed sit-at-home, saying that there is nothing the government can do as it cannot force the people out.

His words: “Our position and the position of every government in the South-East is that people have to be law-abiding and comply with the law. The government has provided adequate security needed and it is now left for them to go about their normal business but whereby they have refused, the government cannot force them to come out.”

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Kumuyi Bows To Pressure As He Cancels Crusade Over Threat

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Kumuyi Bows To Pressure As He Cancels Crusade Over Threat

Pastor William Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Bible Church, has finally cancelled the planned crusade in Aba, Abia State.

Kumuyi was said to have cancelled the crusade over rising insecurity and the threat he got since the crusade was announced.

The crusade was scheduled to hold in Aba from Tuesday, May 24, 2022, to Sunday, May 29, but the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) warned the 80-year-old cleric not to go ahead with it.

Confirming the cancellation, Kumuyi promised to communicate a new venue and date for the crusade to hold.

Also, the Chairman of the crusade’s organising team, Pastor James Akpofure, corroborated the development in a statement.

As there are currently some security challenges at the intended alpha location (Aba, Abia State, Nigeria), the Global Crusade Convener, Pastor (Dr) W.F. Kumuyi commiserates with our people in Abia State and will be praying along for God’s Divine Intervention,” Akpofure said.

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ASUU Strike: Latest ASUU News Roundup For Saturday 21st May 2022

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FG Slams ASUU As Strike Enters Day 50

Good day, here are the latest ASUU news headlines updates for today, Saturday, May 21st, 2022, on Newsrand.

1. ASUU To End Strike As FG Begins Payment Of Arrears

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), may soon end their ongoing strike, as the Federal Government begins the payment of their minimum wage arrears.

The payment of minimum wage arrears, Newsrand, understands is part of move to put an end to the strike.

2. ASUU, FG To Resume Talks Over Ongoing Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the Federal Government (FG) may meet on Monday, May 16, 2022, to resume talks over the ongoing strike.

The Chairman of the Federal University of Technology, Minna chapter of ASUU, and member of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC), Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin, disclosed this in an i

3. ASUU Extends Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has extended its ongoing strike for another 12 weeks.

In a statement signed, ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke said the strike extension became effective from Sunday, May 8, 2022, adding that the union took this decision after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which started at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja.

4. ASUU Writes UNIJOS Over Minister’s Certificate

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has written to the University of Jos (UNIJOS), demanding a probe and recall of the certificate of Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education.

ASUU made this move as its strike, which commenced on Monday, February 14, 2022, continues.

5. Striking ASUU Members Don’t Deserve Salaries -FG

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has stated that the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) don’t deserve to be paid salaries.

Newsrand understands that ASUU went on a strike on Monday, February 14, 2022, a development that had since grounded public universities activities across the country.

6. ASUU: NLC Warns Of Strike If Union Demands Are Not Met

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the Federal Government of a 3-days nationwide strike if Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) demands are not met in the next 21 days.

This was disclosed by the congress’ Chairman, Ayuba Wabbba, during a pre-May Day rally held in Abuja, stating that within the 21-days ultimatum, a protest will be held.

Visit newsrand.com for more latest news updates on ASUU and other top trending stories/news in Nigeria and around the world.

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