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YABATECH student dies in a fight after final exam

YABATECH student dies in a fight after final exam

The Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) has confirmed the passing of Tosin Osatuyi, a Civil Engineering (HND 2) student.

Tosin died in a fight after his final examinations on Wednesday July 28.

Joe Ejiofor, Deputy Registrar told NAN the incident was tragic and unfortunate.

A fight, which broke out among Osatuyi and his peers, occurred outside the college premises.

Ejiofor sympathised with the family of the deceased over the death.

He said for someone who toiled to earn a certificate to die in such circumstance was tragic.

“There was no way we could allow any issue to degenerate to that level, if they were still in the college vicinity jubilating.”

The official added that the management had not been officially informed about the actual circumstances that led to Osatuyi’s death.

ASUU Strike: Read details from meeting between Union and Nigerian government

ASUU Strike: Read details from meeting between Union and Nigerian government

President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Monday disclosed that the meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities was successful.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige disclosed this while speaking with newsmen at the end of a closed-door meeting on Monday in Abuja.

The former Governor noted that the meeting evaluated seven key issues with both parties expressing satisfaction with the implementation stages, adding that “work is in progress”.

The minister further stated some of the items in the MOA were nearly done 100 per cent within the timeline.

Ngige said that the National Information Technology Development Agency was directed to expedite action on the integrity test on the University Transparency Accountability Solution.

”If successful, it will eliminate the challenges posed by the peculiarities of the university system to the current payment platform,” he said.

The minister said the government had also paid the N30 billion as the University Revitalisation Fund as contained in the MOA since January 2021.

According to him, the money is, however, still lodged with the CBN, pending the conclusion of the audit report of the Implementation Committee on the use of previous funds disbursement to universities by the Ministry of Education and the National University Commission.

“The report has been turned in, deliberated upon and both the Education Ministry and the NUC have promised to write to the Accountant General of the Federation next week for the release of the money to the NEEDS Special Account for onward disbursement to universities shortly,” he said.

The minister said that the monies would be paid to successful universities based on the evaluation report of the committee, while those with shortcomings would be made to make up before accessing the fund.

He further disclosed that apart from the N40 billion Earned Allowance, which the Federal Government has already paid, the Budget Office of the Federation showed evidence that N22 billion Earned Allowances for the ear 2021 ”is already captured in the 2021 supplementary budget of the federation, and would soon be accessed “.

“On the proliferation of State universities, a bill has been sent to the National Assembly by the NUC to strengthen its arms in terms of delisting universities where funding and other parameters are inadequate.

”This effort was commended as all the parties agreed that mushrooming and proliferation of state universities, some of which mock the ideals of an ivory tower, should stop.

“The inconsistencies in the IPPIS payment were also discussed. There was good interaction and documents were exchanged between IPPIS and ASUU.

”ASUU is to go back to its members so that we can have a proper update on the extent of the inconsistencies in payment.

”We expressed our displeasure that these things are happening amputation of salaries, not-too-clear, foggy things happening over peoples monthly emoluments. So we have asked IPPIS and ASUU to work together over this,” he said.

Ngige said that evidence was presented that promotion arrears had been paid to some universities while the Budget Office of the federation and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation were asked to liaise with ASUU to sort out the rest.

He, however, noted that the standing committee on the matter had been expanded to include National Income Salaries and Wages Commission.

“A situation where a university professor is paid N107, 000 out of mistake or over deduction is unacceptable,” Ngige said.

The minister further expressed shock that the National Association of Resident Doctors had threatened to embark on another strike after holding a similar successful evaluation meeting with him last week.

ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, expressed satisfaction with the outcome and promised that ASUU would reach out to members.

Abba Kyari replaced with Tunji Disu as head of police intelligence team

Abba Kyari replaced with Tunji Disu as head of police intelligence team

DCP Tunji Disu has been appointed as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.

Disu will be replacing Abba Kyari who was suspended following his indictment in an international fraud case by the FBI.

The Force spokesman, Frank Mba announced Disu’s appointment in a statement released on Monday August 2.

It read; “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has today, 2nd August, 2021 approved the posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

“The posting of the officer is on the heels of Management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the Unit for better service delivery.

“The IGP has charged the new Head of the IRT to demonstrate his professional competence in his leadership of the Unit. He also assured citizens that the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.”

Prior to his recent appointment, Disu was a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

#BBNaija S6: WhiteMoney, Beatrice, Yerins, Yousef and Niyi nominated for eviction

#BBNaija: WhiteMoney, Beatrice, Yerins, Yousef and Niyi nominated for eviction

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemates, WhiteMoney, Beatrice, Yerins, Yousef and Niyi have been nominated for possible eviction this week.

Maria and Pere who were the wildcards (fake housemates) of the show were accepted as real housemates last night, after the remaining 20 housemates failed to identify them.

They were also given the exclusive power of nominating 4 other housemates for eviction asides the Head of House.

Maria nominated Beatrice, Yerins, JayPaul, WhiteMoney. Pere nominated Beatrice
Yerins, Niyi and WhiteMoney.

Boma who won the Head of House challenge today, saved JayPaul with his veto power and replaced him with Yousef.  LIB

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Moroccan athlete Soufiane El Bakkali ends Kenyan 37-year reign of dominance in 3,000m steeplechase

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Moroccan athlete Soufiane El Bakkali ends Kenyan 37-year reign of dominance in 3,000m steeplechaseSoufiane El Bakkali of Morocco has won gold in the Olympic men’s 3,000 metres steeplechase, ending Kenya’s 37-Year reign of dominance.

The 25-year-old El Bakkali, who came in fourth in the 2016 Olympics and bronze medallist in the 2019 world championships, finished in a time of 8:08.90.

Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia claimed silver, clocking 8:10.38, and Benjamin Kigen of Kenya took the bronze in 8:11.45.

Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya, the 2016 Olympic champion, failed to qualify for the Games, ruling off the East African nation’s chance of claiming their 10th straight Olympic steeplechase gold since 1984.

‘It was not easy for me to be in front of the Kenyans and Ethiopians. I know how hard it is to be first in front of them,’ El Bakkali told reporters.

‘I am so used to seeing Kenyans win, it’s a big accomplishment for me,’ he said later. ‘I have been aiming for this for years and this was my opportunity to show that Morocco is capable of winning this prize.

‘I have tried so many times to compare myself with the Kenyans and Ethiopians to see whether I could reach this gold, and I did,’ he added.

#BBNaija S 6: ‘You’re a married woman’ – Tega under attack as Saga sees, ‘sucks’ her nipple

#BBNaija S 6: ‘You’re a married woman’ – Tega under attack as Saga sees, 'sucks' her nipple

A cross section of Nigerians has reacted to Tega’s display of her nipple to her fellow housemate, Saga, after the 29-year-old Tega had revealed that she is a married woman with a son.

However, during Truth or Dare game, Tega was asked to pick a male housemate to suck her nipple. Then she chose Saga after touching lips of other male housemates.

Tega took Saga to a corner as she exposed her nipple and allowed him suck it.

And this act did not go down well with viewers who took turns to condemned Tega’s behavior at the show despite being married.

@Okiki_hurla “Did Tega just allow Saga suck her nipple isn’t she a married woman?

@Dhinaro “I don’t think Tega is actually married How can you choose dare? Naso Saga suck her nipple for 5 secs.”

@Sureboy “Tega’s husband must be punching the wall. His wife Tega just gave Saga nipple to suck. Na wa oh.”

@Otunba “Saga just sucked Tega’s nipple she’s married, how will her husband feel.”

@Tosteedaniels “Is Tega really a Married woman ?Does Saga resemble her son that she is giving him breast to suck?

@Onimicee_ “Saga didn’t just do what I saw to a married lady. In fact is Tega really married?

@AssistantEbuka “Tega is letting Saga suck her nipples, she’s every mother-in-law’s nightmare.”

@Beverly_afaglo “Did Tega give her nipples to Saga to suck for Truth or Dare? Husbands don’t understand game oh. Let’s start praying for Tega.”

@Oyincomms “Tega actually allowed saga suck her nipple! WT*.”

Terrorists ambush, kill at least 15 soldiers in Niger attack

Terrorists ambush, kill at least 15 soldiers in Niger attack

No less than fifteen soldiers have been killed in what Niger’s defence ministry has described as a “terrorist attack” in the south-west of the country, near the border with Burkina Faso.

It said soldiers in the Torodi area of the Tillaberi region were ambushed and then hit by an improvised explosive device.

Seven soldiers were wounded and six are missing.

Ground forces backed by military aircraft are searching the area.

Jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State are active in the border region shared by Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.

More than 30 villagers were killed in two separate attacks within the last week further north, the BBC said in a report.

Thomas Tuchel explains Christian Pulisic’s wing-back role in Chelsea’s win against Arsenal

Thomas Tuchel explains Christian Pulisic’s wing-back role in Chelsea’s win against Arsenal

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says pre-season is the best time to experiment with tactics after the German trialled Christian Pulisic in a wing-back role against Arsenal.

The Blues beat the Gunners 2-1 at the Emirates thanks to goals from Tammy Abraham and Kai Havertz.

Tuchel played predominantly with a back three last term, using the Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James at right wing-back and Marcos Alonso and Ben Chilwell on the other side.

James and Azpilicueta are yet to feature for the Blues in pre-season as they’ve been given time off after the European Championships.

Pulisic was therefore selected there today ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace and the German says he’s always wanted to play the American there since he joined the club.

‘He played there with me at Dortmund and we played many times like this with Callum,’ said Tuchel.

‘Marcos wasn’t able to play today so we put Callum on the left side, which I wanted to see from a long time.

‘Callum can maybe be more dangerous from this position coming inside which he loves, and which he did today. So you know our situation.

‘We have Azpi and Reece for this position [right wing-back] but Azpi only started two days ago and Reece hasn’t even started yet.

‘So we need solutions because we start on the 11th against Villarreal and on the 14th is the season. We can’t try things then so now is the time to see.

‘It was the possibility to give him some minutes and from here we go on.’ Metro

NPFL: Akwa United win first title following a comprehensive 5-2 win against MFM

Akwa United win first NPFL title after beating MFM in Uyo

Akwa United have won the Nigeria Professional Football League title for the first time following a comprehensive 5-2 win against MFM in Uyo on Sunday.

Charles Atshimene headed the Promise Keepers in front from close range in the 24th minute.

The hosts doubled their advantage late in the first half when Alimi Adebayo diverted Mfon Udoh’s cross into his own net.

Udoh netted the third goal for Akwa United two minutes after the hour mark.

The visitors pulled a goal from the spot in the 68th minute through Michael Mbonu after Dennis Obasi was fouled inside the box.

Atshimene got his second and Akwa United’s fourth of the game five minutes from time.

Obasi reduced the deficit for MFM two minutes from time.

Atshimene netted his third of the game on the dot of 90 minutes to make it 5-2 to the home team.

Kennedy Boboye’s side top the standings with 71 points from 37 matches.

It is also the second time coach Kennedy Boboye will be winning the trophy as he had led Plateau United to win their first league title in 2017.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ese Brume, two other athletes position Nigeria for finals

Enoch Adegoke, Tobi Amusan

Three Nigerian track and field athletes Enoch Adegoke, Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume have qualified for the finals at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Japan.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ese Brume, two other athletes position Nigeria for finals

Adegoke qualified for the final of the men’s 100m heat at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Japan on Sunday.

The 21-year-old finished second (10.00s) in heat 2 of men’s 100m, just behind Zharnel Hughes, who kept the British hope alive by winning the second semi in 9.98seconds.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ese Brume, two other athletes position Nigeria for finals

Amusan, meanwhile, qualified for the Women’s 100m Hurdles final.

She advanced to the next round of the competition on Saturday after winning Round 1 (Heat 3), running from lane four.

The 24-year-old crossed the finish line at 12.72s ahead of Jamaica’s Thompson Yanique, who timed 12.74s and Skrzyszowska Pia of Poland, who ran a personal best of 12.75s to place third in the heat.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ese Brume, two other athletes position Nigeria for finals

Brume, on the other hand, qualified for the Long Jump final.

She finished fourth in Group B with a 6.76m jump to take the final spot.

Reigning World Indoor champion, Ivana Spanovic, was first in Group B with a jump of 7.00mm, while current world champion Malaika Mihambo was second with a 6.98m leap and British Virgin Islands’ Chantel Malone (6.82m) finished third.

#BBNaija S 6: Sasskay reveals she brought three vibrators as Angel inquires if it is allowed

#BBNaija S 6: Sasskay reveals she brought three vibrators as Angel inquires if it is allowed

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Sasskay, has revealed that she came to the reality show with three vibrators to aid her sexual life.

In the early hours of Sunday, Angel asked fellow housemates if vibrators were allowed in the house.

Other housemates questioned Angel on why she needs a vibrator when she has Sammie, who has been with her in the house.

This however led to an argument, which led to Saskay disclosing that she came with three vibrators to the house.

This revelation sparked an argument in the house as housemates worried that a vibrator would be too noisy to use in the house.

“I’m not your f*cking girlfriend” – #BBNaija S 6 housemate, Maria, reacts after male housemate saw her naked

"I’m not your f*cking girlfriend" - #BBNaija S 6 housemate, Maria, reacts after male housemate saw her naked

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Maria has revealed that fellow male housemate, Yerins saw her naked.

Maria disclosed this while talking to some housemates in the garden on Saturday after their first party night.

According to her, Yerins saw her naked through a mirror which is really wrong and intrusive as he’s only a housemate and nothing more.

She said: “Yerims saw me naked through the mirror. I hate it. Don’t see me naked. I’m not your f*cking girlfriend.

“Why would you see me naked? He’s been coming close to me. I’m not dating anyone so it’s not bad for us to be close but don’t intrude and see me naked.

“I felt some type of weird.”

 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Samuel Takyi secures Ghana’s first Olympic medal since 29 years

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Samuel Takyi secures Ghana's first Olympic medal since 1992

Ghanaian boxer Samuel Takyi has guaranteed himself at least a bronze medal to secure Ghana’s first Olympic medal since the men’s football team won bronze at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.

South Arica’s Wayde van Niekerk qualified for Monday’s semi-finals of the men’s 400m as he bids to retain his Olympic title.

Five African athletes will be in Wednesday’s final of the women’s 3,000, steeplechase as Nigeria’s Ese Brume qualifies for the women’s long jump final.

Egypt win a fourth match in Group A of the men’s handball tournament.

Hushpuppi: IGP recommends Abba Kyari for ‘immediate’ suspension as investigation begins

Hushpuppi: IGP recommends Abba Kyari for ‘immediate’ suspension as investigation begins

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has recommended the “immediate suspension” of the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, from the Nigeria Police Force.

The recommendation states that DCP Kyari’s suspension will be on pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigations into his indictment for alleged involvement in a $1.1m internet fraud by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The IGP, in a letter to the Police Service Commission dated July 31, 2021, noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer was in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.

According to a report by PUNCH, a Special Investigation Panel comprising four senior police officers, headed by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike, was also set up to investigate the allegations against Kyari.

This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, titled, ‘FBI indictment: IGP recommends suspension of DCP Abba Kyari.’

The FBI criminal complaint lodged at the United States District Court in California had listed Abass Ramon, aka Hushpuppi; and Kyari among six suspects indicted in a $1.1m international fraud conspiracy.

The other suspects include AbdulRahman Juma (Abdul); Vincent Kelly Chibuzo (Kelly); Rukayat Motunrayo Fashola (Morayo); and Bolatito Tawakalitu Agbabiaka (Bolamide).

Kyari, who is popularly known as ‘super cop,’ had been under fire since the FBI, last Wednesday, unsealed a 69-page court document showing that he had been under investigation by the Bureau for his alleged link to Hushpuppi, who had pleaded guilty to fraud.

In the case marked 2:21-cr-00203, USA VS Abba Alhaji Kyari dated April 29, 2021, the FBI asked a US District Court in California to order the arrest of Kyari for 10 days.

The IGP in the statement said Kyari’s suspension was expected to create an enabling environment for the NPF Special Investigation Panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against him without interference.

It reads, ” The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.

“The SIP comprising four senior police officers, is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department.

“The SIP, inter alia, is to undertake a detailed review of all the allegations against DCP Abba Kyari by the US Government as contained in relevant documents that have been availed the NPF by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

” The SIP is also to obtain detailed representation of DCP Abba Kyari to all the allegations levelled against him, conduct further investigations as it deems fit, and submit recommendations to guide further actions by the Force leadership on the matter.”

Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the rule of law and assured the public of the sanctity of the probe as well as the absolute respect for the rights and privileges of the officer throughout the period of the investigations.

Gospel singer, Tope Ajogbajesu Is Dead

Gospel singer, Tope Ajogbajesu Is Dead

Tope Ajogbajesu, a Nigerian gospel singer who was part of the gospel music group, Ajogbajesu Twins, has died.

One half of the music group, Jide announced the demise of his bandmate, Tope Ajogbajesu.

Jide took to the band’s official social media to announce the passing away of his colleague.

“With a painful regret that I am informing you that we lost our beloved one, Tope Ajogbajesu,” he posted.

Reports have it that Tope died after a protracted illness.

The duo, which makes a debut with a hit album ‘Winner’ in 2004, is well known as Ajogbajesu twins but biologically are not twins.

#BBNaija S6: Consider yourselves lucky that I am married, Tega tells male housemates

#BBNaija: Housemate, Tega has told us where her husband proposed to her, and it will surprise you

One of the Big Brother Naija season 6 housemates, Tega, has revealed that her husband only permited her to catch cruise with men in the house and nothing more.

She said her husband permitted her to do everything in the house but to avoid those things that would come in-between their marriage.

Tega, a mother of one, said this while she was in the dressing room with some of the male Shine Ya Eye housemates, Pere , Cross, and Boma, adding that her man does not care that she is in the house with other men.

She also told the male housemates to consider themselves lucky that she is married.

“You guys should be lucky that I’m married. We can only catch cruise together and that’s it. It’s not that I’m loose but you guys should be lucky that I’m married.

“My husband is not bothered that I’m in the house. His own is that I should just have fun. He just wants me to have fun, as long as it’s not a threat to our marriage.”

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