Professors, Others Abducted as Gunmen Attack UNIABUJA Staff Quarters
Gunmen have on Tuesday morning attacked the staff quarters of the University of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The assailants abducted seven persons, comprising some staff of the institution and their family members.
Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja Chapter, Dr Kassim Umaru, confirmed the incident and the abduction to newsmen
Those abducted were identified as Professor Obansa and his son; Professor Oboscolo, his son and daughters, as well as Sambo Mohammed and Dr Tobins.
The incident was said to have occurred at about 1am at the senior staff quarters in Giri in Gwagwalada Area Council of the nation’s capital.
Arrest of Obi Cubana will worsen insecurity in Anambra – Nigerians warn EFCC
Some Nigerians have warned against detaining billionaire businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu, also known as Obi Cubana, who was arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday.
According to reports , the Anambra-born club owner was taken to the headquarters of the EFCC at Jabi, Abuja, Monday afternoon and was interrogated by officers of the agency over alleged money laundering and tax fraud.
An On Air Personality, in a popular radio station in Abuja, Adeyemo Michael, told newsmen that the arrest is coming at a time when Obi Cubana’s state of origin is already tensed up, adding that if EFCC fails to release him immediately, the governorship election may not hold.
Another respondent, a spare parts trader in the nation’s capital who identified himself as Ifeanyi, also submitted that the federal government has just added to the problems of the Southeast.
Ogun begins COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign
Ogun State Government, yesterday, threatened to bar residents of the state who are yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 from gaining access to government offices, schools, markets and public transportation services.
Governor Dapo Abiodun, who gave the warning during the flag- off of COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign in Abeokuta, the state capital, gave residents of the state a 60-day ultimatum to get vaccinated.
He said that the 60 days window would allow unvaccinated residents to take their jabs as part of moves to flatten the curve of the virus.
Abiodun said the state targets vaccination of additional two million residents in the newly-flagged off mass vaccination exercise.
The governor also disclosed that the state had increased vaccine centres from 131 to 509 to allow eligible residents have access to the vaccination.
Vote counting under way in South African municipal elections
JOHANNESBURG Vote counting is under way in South Africa after Monday’s municipal elections, as the governing African National Congress (ANC) faces dissatisfaction over poor services, high unemployment and creaking infrastructure.
As at Tuesday morning , the ANC had around 46% of votes cast, but relatively few ballots had been counted. Voter turnout was not yet clear.
The local elections are critical for President Cyril Ramaphosa and his party, as it tries to avert its worst result since the end of white minority rule in 1994. At the last municipal polls in 2016 the ANC got around 54% of the vote.
The ANC’s reputation has been damaged by corruption scandals under former president Jacob Zuma, Ramaphosa’s predecessor, that hollowed out state coffers and deterred investment.
Chicago Bulls rally from 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics
THE CHICAGO BULLS stormed home from a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics 128-114 on Monday night and claim their sixth win in seven games this season.
After a tight first quarter, Boston made a late run in the second to take an eight-point lead into half-time.
They turned that lead into a 94-75 advantage late in the third and looked destined for their second win of the new season.
However, Chicago exploded out of the gates in the final quarter, scoring the first 12 points to
Despite a brief fightback from Boston, the Bulls proved unstoppable down the stretch, outscoring their opponents 39-11 in the fourth to maintain their spot on top of the Eastern Conference.