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ASUU Update, Olori Wuraola, Doctors Strike; Your Thursday Morning Briefing

Here’s everything you need to know to start your day

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Olori Wuraola confirms breakup with Ooni of Ife. Photo via Instagram

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Osinbajo leads FG’s team in negotiation with ASUU

  • The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has taken over the team in talks with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
  • He was appointed by the President, Muhammadu Buhari yesterday to take the lead of the Federal Government’s team in talks with ASUU.
  • The Vice President, who immediately began meeting with the government’s team yesterday at the Presidential Villa, is expected to schedule another meeting with the leadership of ASUU, according to Guardian

Olori Wuraola Confirms Marriage With Ooni of Ife Has Crashed

  • “What I can confirm, is that the Ooni and I are no more,” she wrote on Instagram
  • “My journey continues as a humanitarian aiding women and victims of domestic violence & abuse with the United Nations.”
  • The reason for their breakup is, however, still unclear.

Anti-graft personnel are being prosecuted for corruption and related offenses

  • Some anti-graft personnel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are to face the charges leveled up against them.
  • In a report from NAN, the Acting Chairman of EFCC said they are prosecuting a lot of officers and some of them are already in court.
  • “Allegations against the EFCC personnel would always be investigated and even if there is an allegation against me, we will refer it to the appropriate authority to investigate”, he said.

Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike on Monday

  • The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARDs), has issued a nationwide strike notice, effective September 4.
  • The members of NARDs are demanding for the resolution of persistent shortfalls and unpaid arrears of salaries earned in both federal and state tertiary health institutions.

EFCC recovers N419 billion, secures 137 convictions within 7 months

  • The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu made it known yesterday that the commission had recovered N419 billion and secured 137 convictions between January and August 2017.
  • He mentioned that the fight against corruption is getting tougher as corruption is continuously fighting back, and we should not relent in our support for the anti-corruption war.
  • He promised to protect all whistleblowers who provide information to the commission and maintained that it was declaring a total war against corruption, according to Guardian.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Alleged billionaire kidnapper Evans pleaded guilty in court yesterday     

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BUSINESS

Kachikwu: Buhari’s decision to shift attention from oil is yielding results

  • The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, made it know that the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to shift attention from oil-dependence to gas was gradually yielding positive results.
  • Dr. Kachikwu also stated that the agreement will unlock unbelievable opportunities as the first phase will produce 2200 standard cubic feet, scf, of gas to 5,000 scf.
  • The Gas Sales Aggregation Agreement will bring an investment of 500 million dollars in the first phase and 350 million dollars in the second phase.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Emmanuel Emenike welcomes baby girl with his wife Iheoma Nnadi

  • Nigerian Striker Emmanuel Emenike has welcomed a bouncing baby girl with his wife Iheoma Nnadi.
  • Emenike announced the safe delivery of his daughter on his Instagram page.
  • “Blessed and highly favored, our princess is here”, he said.

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TECHNOLOGY

Apple is set to unveil next generation of iPhones in September

  • Wall Street Journal reports that the new iPhone will officially be launched on September 12
  • Apple will reportedly be launching three new devices but its new smartphone (possibly called the iPhone 8) will be the center of attention.
  • The launch will most likely be held at Steve Jobs theatre which is on the grounds of the new Apple Campus, according to Forbes, but WSJ says the campus is still under construction.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. – Bernard Williams

 

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WEATHER FORECAST

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  • Lagos – Light Rain – 26oC
  • Ibadan – Rain showers – 28oC
  • Kaduna – Light rain – 24oC
  • Kano – Light rain showers – 26oC
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