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PDP Primary: Ex-Nasarawa Lawmaker Wins Reps Ticket

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PDP Primary: Ex-Nasarawa Lawmaker Wins Reps Ticket

Alhaji Abdulkarim Usman, a former member representing Wamba Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the Akwanga/Nassarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency.

Mr Joseph Agbo, the PDP Returning Officer for the election, announced the result on Thursday in Akwanga.

Agbo commended the aspirants and delegates for their maturity and peaceful conduct of the primary.

According to him, Usman got 339 votes to defeat two other contestants – Kefas Elisha and Nathaniel Isah, who polled 15 and 2 votes respectively

He said that the total number of accredited voters were 358, saying that one vote was invalid while one person did not vote after accreditation.

Agbo, therefore, declared Usman the winner of the election.

“Abdulkarim Usman having polled the highest votes of 339 is hereby declared the winner of the primary election, ‘’ the returning officer said.

Speaking with newsmen, Usman said that he would ensure effective and quality representation at the National Assembly, if elected in 2019.

He thanked the delegates for voting him and gave an assurance that he would not disappoint them in the green chamber, if elected.

“My constituents and the people of the state can testify of what I had done when I was in the state house of assembly and I will do more if given the mandate to go to the green chamber come 2019, ’’ he said.

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Kidnappers In Ondo State Kill One Of Their Victims

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Kidnappers In Ondo State Kill One Of Their Victims

Kidnappers in Ondo state are said to have killed one of their victims, a lecturer at the Rufus Giwa polytechnic in Owo, six days after they were abducted. Taiwo Akinyemi was reportedly killed on Sunday.

The suspected Fulani gunmen seized four persons, including the deceased, on the Akure-Owo expressway in Owo local government area last week.

They have released the three other victims who are staff members of the federal medical center, Owo.

The gunmen were reported to have tied the body of the fifty-two-year-old Akinyemi to a tree in bush where it was found. He was killed because his family could no pay their ransom demand on time.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu joined lecturers and students of the polytechnic on Monday in a procession on campus as to respect and honor the late lecturer. Akeredolu described Akinyemi’s death as unfortunate.

Chris Olowolade, Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics, Rugipo chapter, said the kidnappers originally asked for a one hundred million Naira ransom which was reduced to seven million Naira after two days. The kidnappers later further reduced it to half a million Naira.

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ASUU And Nigerian Government Reach Partial Agreement

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ASUU And Nigerian Government Reach Partial Agreement

Meanwhile, Labor Minister, Dr.Chris Ngige, has announced at a reconciliation meeting in Abuja that the government and the academic staff union of universities, ASUU, have reached a partial agreement. He says this should resolve the strike which started in early November.

The minister said they discussed issues related to agreements they had on shortfall in salaries of some federal universities’ workers and lecturers.  He said ASUU has submitted a list to the Accountant-General’s office, and the government has agreed that the presidential initiative on continuous auditing would cross-check that list by Wednesday.

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SSANU To Embark On 3-Day Nationwide Protest

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SSANU To Embark On 3-Day Nationwide Protest

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, says it would embark on three-day nationwide protest beginning in a week.

Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, announced that the federal government would secure eight billion Naira within five weeks to pay NASU’s joint action committee.

The Union’s public relations officer, Abdussobur Salaam says the protest is about the government’s non-implementation of an agreement it reached with the union.

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, had embarked on a nationwide strike in December last year. The action was suspended in march.

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