Lawyer Alleges Kanu’s Health Deteriorating
The health of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has deteriorated after being diagnosed with gastrointestinal disorder following persistent heartburn, his lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has said.
He said despite the order of Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, that the IPOB leader should be given serious medical attention, the Department of State Services DSS, has been acting on the contrary.
Kanu has been detained in the Department of State Services (DSS) custody for about 14 months and is facing trial in court over alleged treason charges.
Ejiofor raised the alarm in a statement he issued after his visit to Kanu in the custody of the DSS in Abuja.
While stating that court orders must be obeyed, particularly where the order has not been set aside, he said the DSS is a creation of the law and must not be seen to be operating above the laws of the country which created it.
ASUU dismisses varsities’ resumption order, says strike unshakeable
The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday dismissed resumption notices by university authorities directing students to appear for lectures amid the seven-month strike.
The organisation said its strike remained unshakeable as those institutions were still under lock and key.
The Vice President of ASUU and its former branch chairman at the University of Jos, Dr. Chris Piwuna, said these in an interview with The PUNCH.
He was reacting to the announcement by Public Relations Officer of Imo State University, Owerri, Ralph Njoku, that it had pulled out of the ASUU nationwide strike and consequently asked its students and staff members to resume school on Tuesday, September 20.
According to him, IMSU had decided to pull out of the lingering strike in the interest of the students and staff of the institution.
“Yes. It is true. We have asked students to resume immediately. Lectures start on Tuesday. We are doing this in the best interest of our students and staff. We are not only pulling out of the ASUU strike but also asking everyone to return to school,” he said.
2023: Former LG Chairmen dump APC for PDP [PHOTO]
As the 2023 election draws near, former Local Government Chairmen who served between 2016 and 2019 under the administration of Ogun State former Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday dumped the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the factional PDP governorship candidate of the party, Oladipupo Adebutu, alongside the Director General of the Ladi Adebutu Campaign Organization, Alhaji Semiu Sodipo, received the decampees in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The decampees expressed their delight at joining Adebutu’s “moving train”.
The former Chairpersons: Gafar Balogun(Ewekoro LG), Mrs Olabisi Collins (Obafemi Owode LG), Gbadebo Olajuwon (Ifo LG), Ekun Adebayo (Ifo LG), Josu Amos (Ipokia LG), Kunle Folarin (Abeokuta North LG), and Rasaq Adeagbo (Yewa North LG), declared their steadfast commitment towards the victory of Adebutu and affirmed their unwavering support for the party at large.
Source: Politics Nigeria