Today’s Headlines: Tinubu Adjusts S’East Rallies, Obi Shuns Mondays, Why We Paid Varsity Lecturers Half Salaries – FG

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Tinubu Adjusts S’East Rallies, Obi Shuns Mondays

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The Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress has adjusted the dates it plans to hold rallies in the South-East region on the schedule of activities for the presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Although no official reason was given, a source in the campaign council told our correspondent that the party earlier did not consider that “Monday is a dreaded period” for anybody to go out in some areas of the South-East.

Sunday PUNCH observed that the ruling party had shifted its campaign in the zone from Monday as a result of the mandatory sit-at-home order imposed by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra.

Why We Paid Varsity Lecturers Half Salaries_ FG

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The Federal Government on Saturday explained why it failed to pay full salaries to lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

In a statement, by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, the government noted that members of ASUU were paid their October salary pro-rata.

According to the ministry, pro-rata was done because they cannot be paid for work not done.

The statement further clarified that the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, never directed the Accountant General of the Federation to pay the university lecturers half salaries.

Muslim-Muslim Ticket Will Make Christians Irrelevant, NCE Warns

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The Chairman, Northern States Christian Elders Forum, Oyinehi Ejoga, on Saturday asked Christians to reject the All Progressives Congress’ Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket or they would become politically irrelevant in future elections.

Speaking while addressing delegates at the NOSCEF national congress in Kaduna, Ejoga said the insistence of the APC and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to go with the same faith ticket showed the party had no respect for Christians in the country.

Tinubu’s choice of a fellow Muslim, Senator Kashim Shettima, who is a former governor of Borno State, had sparked public debate, with many Nigerians describing it as an attempt to malign Christians.

Brain Drain:We Are Disturbed–Governors

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ABUJA- THE thirty- six State Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF have expressed worry over the preponderance of medical doctors seeking greener pastures abroad to the detriment of their country.

Speaking yesterday in Abuja when he paid a visit to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who noted that the Governors are disturbed over the mass exodus, urged the federal government to ramp up drive for the realization of the 25 per cent needed to ensure universal healthcare coverage for all Nigerians under the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF).


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