Academic activities at the University of Ibadan on Tuesday were put on hold following the enforcement of the directive of the national body of the Academic Staff Union of the Universities (ASUU).
“You can now see that it is not only students that are affected but even our members.
” If anything holds here the branch chairman will be sanctioned for it.
” We had been suspended before because a lecturer held a PhD examination in his office during the strike and UI had to battle with that suspension for five years,” he said.
NAN reports that ASUU’s monitoring team was sighted going from one faculty to another, ensuring that no activity holds on the premises of the institution.
The International Women’s Day event organised by Women’s Research and Documentation Centre of the institution was one of the activities that was rescheduled.
The programme had now been rescheduled to hold in another venue outside the school premises.
Other academic activities affected by the warning strike were examinations and lectures.
Edited By: Celine-Damilola Oyewole/Mufutau Ojo)
Crash of Canadian aerobatics plane might be caused by bird strike
A video footage showed a bird was very close to the right engine intake of the CT-114 aircraft of Snowbirds, the Royal Canadian Air Force aerobatics team, before it crashed, said the investigative authority of the Canadian National Defence Department.
The CT-114 plane abruptly left the Snowbirds’ formation and entered a nose-down spin, and both pilots aboard ejected, but one died of her injuries, the authority said.
The plane crashed and burst into flames in the front yard of a house in Kamloops, British Columbia Province, on May 18 shortly after it took off from Kamloops Airport, according to the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Nigerian troops kill 4 in airstrikes on gunmen camp
Four gunmen were killed when the Nigerian military launched airstrikes to destroy a logistics warehouse of a “criminal gang” in the country’s northwest region, the military said on Monday.
In a statement reaching Xinhua in Abuja, the military said the weekend bombardment of the gunmen’s camp in the Birnin Kogo area of the northwestern state of Zamfara followed credible intelligence.
An attack aircraft that scrambled to engage the target had scored accurate hits on a large structure within the camp, used by the gunmen group to store their ammunition and other logistics items, the statement said.
The military said the warehouse went up in flames, as a result of its volatile contents, leading to its complete destruction.
According to the statement, the airstrikes were in continuation of the renewed onslaught against “criminal gangs” in parts of the Nigerian northwest and north-central regions where kidnapping and armed banditry, among other crimes, had become rampant.
1st LD Writethru: 5.3-magnitude quake strikes Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 on Monday struck Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
The temblor occurred at 6:02 a.m. local time, with its epicenter at 36.2 degrees north latitude and 140.4 degrees east longitude, and at a depth of 100 km.
The quake logged 4 in some parts of Ibaraki Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7.
So far no tsunami warning has been issued.
PSG sign striker Icardi on permanent deal — Inter
French champions Paris St Germain have signed striker Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal from Inter Milan, the Serie A club said on Sunday.
Argentine Icardi, 27, joined PSG in September on a season-long loan with a buy-out option.
“The club thanks the player for the six seasons he spent with us and wishes him the best for his future professional career,” Inter said in a statement.
Icardi scored 20 goals in 31 matches in all competitions before the season was officially concluded on April 30, with 10 games remaining due to the COVID-19 crisis.
He has been competing for a place in the side with Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, PSG’s all-time top scorer, whose contract expired on June 30.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Donald Ugwu (NAN)
Nigerian resident doctors issue ultimatum for strike amid COVID-19 fight
Resident doctors in Nigeria have issued an ultimatum to embark on an indefinite strike if the government failed to address their demands within 14 days, as the country continues to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Sunday told the media that the agreement to embark on the indefinite strike action was reached on Saturday.
Part of the demands of the NARD from the government included the provision of adequate personnel protective equipment, such as N95 respirators, gloves, and others to all health workers during this pandemic, Aliyu said.
The resident doctors also demanded the prompt payment of their salaries, as well as the immediate recall of their sacked colleagues in central Nigeria. According to the association, 26 resident doctors at the Jos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria‘s central Plateau State were illegally disengaged without recourse to the law governing residency training.
The doctors also called on security agencies especially in Lagos, Delta, and Abuja to stop the harassment and assault of doctors while carrying out their legitimate activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NARD president noted the shortage of medical staff, especially resident doctors in most health institutions across the country, and called on the government to quickly address the problem.
Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG
The Association stated this in a communique issued at the end of its virtual 40th Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) and Scientific Conference.
“NARD also demands immediate recall of the sacked resident doctors at Jos University Teaching Hospital and payments of their salaries.”
According to the association, 26 resident doctors at the Jos University Teaching Hospital were illegally disengaged without recourse to the law governing Residency training.
“The association also demands for universal implementation of the Residency Training Act in both Federal and State Teaching hospitals.
“OGM resolves that urgent steps be taken to ensure that the fate of our members at the State Tertiary Health Institutions be improved through engagement with the various state governments and relevant stakeholders.
The association enjoined the Federal Government through the National Assembly to ensure full capture of the residency training funding in the 2021 Appropriation Act.
It also demanded for payment of arrears of the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage to it’s members at both Federal and state tertiary health institutions.
The Association condemned what it called “the illegal deductions in salaries” of members by some state governments and demanded for immediate refund.
“NARD observes the slashing of salaries of our members at state tertiary health institutions with particular reference to Kaduna state government that cut the salaries of health workers by twenty five percent.”
It also called on security agencies especially in Lagos, Delta and Abuja to stop the harassment and assault of doctors while carrying out their legitimate activities.
19 inducement allowance of doctors in various health institutions.
“NARD observes non-payment of arrears of the consequential adjustment of new minimum wage to some of her members.
It also observed with concern, the non-implementation of revised CONMESS and skipping arrears by some state governments in various state tertiary teaching hospitals.
Edited By: Shuaib Sadiq/Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)
Shallow quake strikes off central Indonesia
A 5.7 magnitude quake jolted North Sulawesi province in the central part of Indonesia on Saturday evening, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said here.
The quake hit at 8:06 p.m. Jakarta time (1306 GMT) with the epicenter at seven km southeast of the province’s sub district of Melonguane and with the shallow of 10 km under the seabed.
The quake did not potentially trigger tsunami.
Indonesia is frequently stricken by quakes as it sits on a quake-prone zone in the Pacific Ring of Fire.
2 Iraqi Kurds killed in Turkish airstrike in northern Iraq
Two Iraqi Kurds from the same family were killed on Saturday in a Turkish airstrike in a border area inside the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, a local official said.
The Turkish aircraft in the morning bombarded a village in Deralok district in the northern part of Duhok Province and killed two family members and wounded another person in the village, Sami Oshana, head of the district’s administration, said in a statement.
Turkish forces frequently carry out ground operations, airstrikes and artillery bombardments against the positions of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq, especially the Qandil Mountains, the main base of the PKK.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
5.2-magnitude quake strikes Japan’s Gifu Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Hida District of Japan‘s Gifu Prefecture on Friday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
The temblor occurred at 7:05 p.m. local time, with its epicenter at a latitude of 36.3 degrees north and a longitude of 137.6 degrees east, and at depth of 10 km.
The quake logged 4 in some parts of Gifu Prefecture on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7. No tsunami warning has been issued so far.
- Uganda reports 32 new cases of COVID-19
- Nigerian celebrities mourn late Majek Fashek
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- Over 2,800 Myanmar nationals arrive home by relief flights
- Zimbabwe records 26 new COVID-19 cases, raising total number in country to 203
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- Indian 2-wheeler sales decline by 70-83 pct in May as COVID-19 bites
- Philippines’ overall BOP position post 448 million United States dollars surplus in March
- Indonesia reports 609 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 22 new deaths
- National Museum and National Gallery of Australia reopen after COVID-19 closure
- Plateau Speaker salutes Rep Wase at 56
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- Nigerian newspaper decries African American glass ceiling
- Africa’s COVID-19 cases hit 150,000 – WHO
- COVID-19: Islamic forum urges scholars to live by example
- 13 killed in landslides in India
- Bangladesh reports highest daily rise of 2,911 COVID-19 cases, death toll tops 700
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- Zimbabwe’s leading hospitality group re-opens hotels as lockdown eases
- S. African ruling party deplores racial discrimination in United States
- Russia’s COVID-19 cases top 420,000, deaths over 5,000
- Medical Council validates 4 COVID-19 test kits – Registrar
- Over 10 die in landslides in India’s Assam state
- Alert sounded in India’s western coastal areas ahead of Cyclone Nisarga
- Council issues guidelines for private laboratories to conduct COVID-19 test
- Spotlight: Unrest over Floyd’s death continues across United States as protests go global
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- 5 dead, 1 missing in landslides at illegal gold mining site in Indonesia’s Kalimantan
- Moscow city to ease COVID-19 restrictions
- Record crowds protest peacefully in Colorado’s capital
- GUM department store reopens in Moscow, Russia
- Protesters rally in Washington D.C.
- Afghanistan’s COVID-19 positive cases rise to 16,509
- Commentary: Cold-War-style visa restriction detrimental to United States interests
- Aftermath of fire at residential area in Manila
- Frequent testing, less contact recommended to get Hollywood cameras rolling
- People board up storefront windows in Washington D.C.
- COVID-19: CLO urges state govts to provide soft loan to teachers to engage in farming
- Over 200 arrested in NYC before curfew starts
- Kyrgyzstan reports 28 new COVID-19 cases
- Spotlight: Americas tormented by COVID-19, “still a killer virus”
- Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India increases to 48.07 pct
- French Finance Minister: Renault loan not signed yet, but should be soon
- S. Korea’s consumer price falls 0.3 pct in May
- Sri Lanka friendship organizations support China’s decision on national security legislation for HK
- FRSC spokesman, others decorated with new rank
- Sri Lanka voices continuous support for China’s sovereignty over Hong Kong
- Sri Lanka prepares anti-dengue measures
- Fighters of UN-backed government seen in southern Tripoli
- 1st Ld, Writethru: Roadside bomb kills 7 laborers, wounds 6 others in N. Afghanistan
- Libya reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, 168 in total
- Singapore ends two-month virus lockdown, though some curbs remain
- Indonesia’s inflation edges down to lowest in 20 years as pandemic falters demands
- United States high unemployment largely due to poor management of COVID-19 pandemic: economist
- UK PM unveils “limited” easing of coronavirus lockdown measures
- Portugal quadruples funds to companies fighting COVID-19 pandemic
- S.Korea reports 38 more COVID-19 cases, 11,541 in total
- Philippine airline companies to resume limited domestic flights starting June 3
- Restaurants reopen in Turkey’s Istanbul amid easing COVID-19 restrictions
- People protest over death of George Floyd in New York
- Vietnam’s new enterprises decrease 10.5 pct year-on-year in 5 months
- Roundup: Lao students return to schools as gov’t further eases COVID-19 restrictions
- Confiscated weapons shown in military base in Damascus
- Nepal faces shortage of vital medical supplies over surging COVID-19 cases
- Canadian protesters, officials denounce racial discrimination, police brutality
- India COVID-19 death toll rises to 5,598 as total cases reach 198,706
- Protests: Trump threatens to deploy troops in states
- Vietnam reports more food poisoning deaths in 5 months
- United States Los Angeles County extends curfew amid civil unrest
- Trump threatens use of military to quell nationwide unrest over Floyd’s death
- Indian state Maharashtra crosses mark of 70,000 COVID-19 cases, financial capital Mumbai crosses 40,000 mark
- New Zealand export meat prices fall back from recent highs
- New Zealand confirms no new case of COVID-19 for 11 consecutive days
- Mexico’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 10,000
- Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll nears 30,000
- Crash of Canadian aerobatics plane might be caused by bird strike
- National security laws in Egypt help reduce terrorism: Egyptian legislator
- False positive COVID-19 test sparks confusion in remote Aussie town
- Separate autopsies indicate Floyd’s death is homicide
- Portugal quadruples funds to companies fighting COVID-19 pandemic
- Washington using pandemic to pursue unilateralism, play blame games — experts
- Toronto Pearson International Airport implements new health and safety measures
- Peru’s COVID-19 cases top 170,000, deaths reach 4,634
- South African healthcare company cross-lists on Rwanda Stock Exchange
- Libya reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, 168 in total
- Dollar changes hands around 107.55 yen level in early trade in Tokyo
- Tokyo stocks open higher on solid lead from Wall Street overnight
- Pakistani charity organization distributes food to people impacted by COVID-19
- Romania further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions
- Vasco da Gama reports 16 positive COVID-19 cases
- NCDC records 416 new cases of COVID-19, total infections hit 10,578
- United States protests: UN urges restraint, social cohesion
- Demonstrators clash with police during protest over death of George Floyd in Chicago
- In pics: protest against death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, United States
- United States Texas announces prosecution for protest agitators violating federal law
- Floyd: New York City declares curfew
- Demonstration over death of George Floyd held in Brussels, Belgium
- Primary schools, kindergartens reopens in Greece
- Chile’s COVID-19 cases exceed 100,000, death toll hits 1,113
- United States COVID-19 cases top 1.8 mln: Johns Hopkins University
- Spotlight: As restrictions ease further, Europeans mark Children’s Day with messages of hope
- Poland scraps school reopening plan as COVID-19 cases top 24,000
- Scientists use tree-rings to discover unknown secrets of famous Scottish bell tower
- Roundup: United States manufacturing activity contracts for third straight month amid COVID-19 fallout
- Primary school students in Slovenia to gradually return to school
- Curfew ordered in NYC to curb violent protests
- TAMPAN relaxes lockdown on movie production, reels out recommendations
- NARD supports Ogun doctors’ demand for improved work condition
- COVID-19 diverts resources from noncommunicable diseases — WHO
- Roundup: Italy records lowest new COVID-19 cases since Feb. 27
- Israel launches national clean-up program at cost of 42.9 mln USD
- Chinese medical team exchanges experiences in fighting COVID-19 with Sudan’s health emergencies committee
- Man detained for threatening to blow up Metro bridge in Kiev
- UN chief wants peaceful demonstrations in United States
- News Analysis: Political ties between Palestine, Israel hard to be disengaged despite Palestinian abolition of bilateral agreements
- No new deaths from coronavirus registered in Spain
- Urgent: Curfew ordered in NYC to curb violent protests
- New KWASU VC repositions varsity on agriculture
- Tunisia to reopen land, air and sea borders from June 27
- Gov. Uzodimma receives Judicial Commission report
- COVID-19: Rivers Govt inaugurates free bus scheme
- FG’s economic stimulus package will reduce envisaged recession – Minister
- Lockdown: Abia lawmaker, brother distribute palliatives to monarchs, clergymen
- Egypt records 1,399 COVID-19 cases, 26,384 in total
- United States to support Libya with 6.5 mln USD to fight COVID-19
- POCACOV condemns rape, killing of undergraduate in Benin
- United States manufacturing activity contracts for third straight month amid COVID-19 fallout
- Oyo owes N26 bn in gratuities–Gov. Makinde
- Protests held in Greece over death of George Floyd
- UNIBEN governing council commiserates with family of murdered student
- Over 200 arrested during first night of statewide curfew in Arizona
- UNIBEN delegation visits family of slain student
- Ogun inaugurates small claims court
- Spotlight: Turkish health experts call for vigilance amid reopening of restaurants
- COVID-19: PTF lifts ban on religious gathering, shortens curfew
- Ekiti Assembly sends reviewed N91bn Appropriation Bill to Finance C’ttee
- COVID-19: Enugu govt. distributes palliatives to cab operators
- Russia tests Avifavir anti-coronavirus drug
- Greece reopens primary schools, hotels, announces rules for restart of tourism
- Unions seal entrances to Federal College of Agriculture in Ebonyi
- Domestic flights to resume June 21, says Sirika
- Gov. Makinde issues 200 digitised Certificates of Occupancy
- COVID-19: Kaduna govt. begins community case-search, visits 29,771 households
- Feature: Lebanese retail shops suffer low activity in wake of COVID-19 outbreak
- COVID-19: NDE begins production, distribution of 20,000 face masks in Sokoto
- COVID-19: Aisha Buhari renovates 15-bed capacity facility in Nasarawa
- BiH, UNICEF organize online workshops for teachers during COVID-19 lockdown
- 635 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in UAE, 35,192 in total
- WHO warns of disturbing rates of antimicrobial resistance during COVID-19 pandemic
- APC NWC approves direct primaries for Edo election
- Albania celebrates Int’l Children’s Day
- Curfew imposed in United States capital as mayor expects continued protests over Floyd’s death
- Roundup: Unprotected interactions, increasing tests behind re-spike in COVID-19 cases: expert
- Lufthansa’s supervisory board accepts state aid package
- Finns believe in authorities far more than social media for COVID-19 info: survey
- New York City mayor considers potential curfew to curb violent protests
- 2nd LD Writethru: UK COVID-19 deaths top 39,000 as another 111 patients die
- Kuwait allows businesses to start activities after 3-week anti-coronavirus suspension
- Putin, Trump discuss G7 summit, oil markets over phone
- Security: FCT begins implementation of state community policing
- Stimulus: FG, ADP commence collation of data of genuine farmers in Abia
- Int’l Children’s Day celebrated in Czech Republic under restrictions
- COVID-19: VSF donates video teleconferencing solutions device to NCDC
- NLC supports autonomy for States’ Judiciary, Legislature
- AfDB: We’ll oppose undue interference – APRA
- Rose Queen selected online for first time in Bulgarian town
- Ado-Ekiti LG tackles over-population in markets
- 64th Anniversary: Navy donates food, palliative items to communities in Abuja
- Okei-Odumakin raises concern as COVID-19 cases cross 10,000 line
- Nigerian Army Medical Corps gets new Acting Corps Commander
- Sanitation: FCTA issues 7 days ultimatum to illegal mechanics
- Delta govt. to put necessary measures in place for schools’ resumption – Commissioner
- Nigeria yet to reach ‘peak’ of COVID-19 cases – PTF
- At least 5 soldiers killed in ambush in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region
- COVID -19: Youth group inaugurates e-clinic in Kano
- Indian gov’t approves 9.33 billion USD relief for small businesses, hikes MSP for farmers
- Latvia to fuel economic recovery with 2 bln euros over next 2 years
- Violence, vandalism erupt in United States city over death of George Floyd
- Kwara CP warns residents against impostors
- Sri Lanka reports 11th COVID-19 death as total cases rise to 1,639
- NCWS calls on Edo Govt. to fish out killers of UNIBEN undergraduate
- Pakistani capital to impose fine up to 18 USD on general public for not wearing mask
- Immigration boss warns against extra charges on passports
- COVID-19 lockdown: Lagos court sentences 730 violators to community service
- Edo Gov Poll: INEC set up dedicated portal for form submission
- Kenyan farmers mark global milk day amid calls for adoption of climate-smart animals
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- Court sentences man to death for killing own father
- Iraq reports highest 429 daily new COVID-19 cases, 6,868 in total
- Google tackling misinformation on COVID-19
- SDP approves caretaker committee for Ondo State chapter
- 1st LD: UK COVID-19 deaths top 39,000 as another 111 patients die
- Nigeria’s bourse resumes trading in June with 0.19% growth
- Additional 18,000 households to enjoy conditional cash transfer in Bauchi State – Official
- Edo APC Primaries: Obaseki visits Aso Villa, seeks Buhari’s blessing
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