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3 Feared Dead As Lagos Park Operators Clash

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3 Feared Dead As Lagos Park Operators Clash

Following the sack of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo as the Chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu appointed him as the head of the Parks Management Committee, which was expected to oversee the affairs of motor parks across the state.

No less than three people, on Monday, April 11, 2022, are feared dead, as rogues loyal to MC Oluomo, and Lagos Chairman of the Tricycle Owners and Operators Association of Nigeria (TOOAN), Alhaji Azeez Abiola, otherwise known as Istijabah, clashed.

The clash, which sent many residents of Fagba area of the state into panic in the early hours of the day, saw thugs loyal to MC Oluomo and Istijabah, go on rampage with guns and machetes.

A Fagba resident, who spoke to this writer on a condition of anonymity, said people scampered for safety when gunshots rented the air as the thugs challenged each other to a bloodbath.

“You cannot wait to witness the aftermath of their confrontation this morning. Everybody took to their heels when gunshots started to rent the air,” he said.

Corroborating the resident’s account of the clash, one Taofeek Oladele, stated that three people lost their lives from the incident.

He added, “The thugs didn’t only come out to have a face-off, but they also came for a bloodbath that eventually left three people dead. Nobody felt safe at the time, and some people that escaped the incident sustained injuries.”

When this writer reached out to Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, for confirmation of this incident, he didn’t pick his calls, nor did he reply to a text sent to him.

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Strike: Drag ASUU To Court -Minister Urges Students

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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

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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
Apapa Iganmu  LCDA

Ikeja
Ojodu LCDA
Onigbongbo LCDA

Lagos Island
Lagos Island West LCDA
Lagos Island East LCDA

Lagos Mainland
Yaba LCDA

Surulere
Coker Aguda LCDA
Itire-Ikate LCDA

Eti-Osa
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

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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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