ASUU Strike: 10 Lecturers Confirmed Dead|| PDP Governor Denies Endorsing Peter Obi

10 lecturers have died in UNICAL since we embarked on strike – ASUU Chairman, Edor
The ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which started on 14 February 2022 has claimed 10 University of Calabar lecturers, including some Professors.

Chairman of ASUU at UNICAL, John Edor gave this confirmation Wednesday in a statement, denying social media speculation that the number should be as high as 21.

“It is not correct that 21 members of our Union in the University of Calabar have lost their lives as a result of the ongoing national industrial action.

“I can confirm that we have lost about 10 of our members but not all are Professors. The Professors are Gabriel U. Ntamu, Judith Otu, Udosen, Kate Agbor, Obia and other academics.”

He drew attention to what he describes as wholesome neglect and intimidation by the federal government and vowed that they will not give up on their demands before calling off the strike.
Source: Daily Post

Gunmen kill five soldiers, one civilian in Anambra
Gunmen have killed five soldiers and one unidentified civilian.

The incident happened opposite one of the new generation banks in Umunze, Orumba South local government area.

A source, who spoke with The Nation, the incident happened around 2pm on Wednesday.

The soldiers, the source said, were in a Sienna vehicle when the hoodlums attacked them.
The shooting sent panic to residents of the area.

Anambra Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu told The Nation there was a shooting close to a bank in Umunze.

He said the details had not been received, adding that the incident happened between 12-1.30 pm.

He said the Command had deployed security operatives to secure the area, adding those responsible for such acts must regret it.

One of the Senior Police Officers in the State, who pleaded anonymity, also confirmed the incident to The Nation.
Source: Nation

Edo Governor, Obaseki Denies Ever Endorsing Peter Obi For President
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has denied endorsing the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, for the 2023 presidential election.

Obaseki, who made the clarification in a statement issued through his Special Adviser on Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie, described the purported endorsement of the Labour Party candidate as “absolutely false and malicious.”

The governor said the story was being peddled by detractors with ulterior motives, and an intent to mislead and misinform members of the public for their selfish interests.

He said, “The news item in a section of the media, stating that Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, is absolutely false and malicious.

“No statement to such effect originated from the governor.
Source: Sahara Reporters