Strike: Senate Asks Saraki To Mediate Between FG & ASUU

The Nigerian Senate has mandated its President, Bukola Saraki, to personally lead the intervention towards resolving the brewing industrial crisis between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The Senate resolved to muster efforts at stopping a protracted ASUU strike on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after the Union announced one-week warning strike, starting tomorrow.

The Senate resolution followed a motion on “matter of urgent national importance” with regards to the planned ASUU industrial action by Jibrin Barau (APC-Kano).

The warning strike, ASUU said, is over the failure of the Federal Government to implement terms of the 2009 and 2013 agreements.

“Many aspects of the 2013 MoU and the 2009 agreement with the Federal Government have either been unimplemented or despairingly handled,” ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, said at the University of Abuja on Monday.

“The agreements are: Payments of staff entitlements since December 2015, funding of universities for revitalisation, pension, TSA and university autonomy and renegotiation of 2009 Agreement.”

Backing ASUU in his motion, Mr. Barau argued that ASUU was agitating for smooth running of Nigerian public universities and staff welfare which basically formed the terms of the agreements perfunctorily implemented – or not implemented at all – by the Federal Government.

In his contribution, Danjuma Goje (APC-Gombe), lamented plights of students of public universities whenever lecturers embark on strike, thereby calling for avoidance of ASUU strike.

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FBI Sees No Ties Between Trump, Putin- Report

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has found no clear links between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Russia, officials say, proving false allegations by the candidate’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

The FBI spent most of the summer to verify claims by the Clinton campaign that Trump was linked to President Vladimir Putin, and Moscow was trying to influence the November 8 vote in his favor.

However, the bureau failed to find any indications of the alleged ties after scrutinizing advisors close to Trump, investigating the real estate mogul’s financial ties and even his emails, the New York Times reported Tuesday, citing law enforcement officials.

Clinton’s campaign voiced concerns about Moscow’s intervention after a series of emails belonging to various ranks of the Democratic Party were released by the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks.

American intelligence officials blamed the hacks on Russia and even threatened to come up with countermeasures of the same nature. President Barack Obama and high-ranking officials in his administration also blamed Russia for the breaches.

Under immense pressure from Clinton’s supporters, who were mad at Trump for calling Putin a great leader, the FBI started its investigation into the claims.

The Clinton campaign has called on the FBI to publicly discuss their findings about the case, as they did with their new investigation into Clinton’s new emails.

FBI chief James Comey told Congress on Friday that he was reopening investigations into Clinton’s emails after finding a trove of new emails on a laptop belonging to former representative Anthony Weiner, who was once married to Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin.

At some point during its investigation, the FBI questioned Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign boss, who has reportedly had extensive business ties in Russia and other former Soviet states, especially Ukraine, the Times noted.

The bureau’s agents also investigated an email channel between Trump and the Alfa Bank, one of Russia’s biggest banks.

After weeks of detailed investigation, the FBI concluded that the connection was nothing more than marketing emails or spam

Trump has rejected Clinton’s allegations against Russia, and has pledged to work with Moscow and earn Putin’s respect.

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People Want To Cause Friction Between Buhari And Me- Mbaka

Enugu Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has said that some Nigerians  are hell-bent on causing  disaffection  between President Muhammadu Buhari  and him.

Mbaka said contrary to earlier media reports that he made negative predictions concerning the President’s ill health, he merely made reference to the reported claims by Nigerian doctors.

He said that some  Nigerian doctors had expressed fears over the chances of President  Buhari recovering from his illness.

Mbaka, who is in charge of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), spoke through his media aide, Barr Ike Maximus Ugwuoke, maintained  that some Nigerians were trying to cause a needless rift  between him and the presidency.

He said: “?our attention has been drawn to a report in a section of the media alleging that Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, said that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has slim chances of surviving from his ill health.

“The true fact is that there were media reports, making fuss about Mr President’s health and insinuating Mr President‘s slim chances of recovering from his ill health, published immediately the president went on vacation.

“Fr Mbaka referring to the said media report during his prayers for the sick in the ministry prayed with the worshippers of the ministry for Mr President’s healing and health after which there were lots of testimonies from the sick that were healed.”

Ugwuoke quoted Mbaka as saying that “They say the sickness is E.N.T.  When it affects, the ear, it affects the nose and affects the neck. We pray for our President and any one that is suffering such a dangerous disease.

“We lift our healing hands for divine healing upon our president. Wherever he is, may he be healed in Jesus name.

“The doctors in Nigeria are nursing fear that he may not survive but we have a healing God.  His name is specialist in impossibilities.”

He added that some ?persons were nose-diving in the affairs of the ministry with a view to causing unnecessary rift between the ministry and the presidency.

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Woman In Labor Dances “Whip/Nae Nae” Between Contractions

You might picture a woman in labor writhing in pain and screaming for ice chips. That woman is not Akilah Wooten.

While in labor at the Atlanta Medical Center, Wooten decided she would not settle for the squats recommended to move the baby down. She decided she would Whip Nae Nae — the popular dance that goes with Silento’s hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).”

“She came in labor but the baby was sitting high in her pelvis,” said Angelina Ruffin, the certified nurse midwife who filmed the hallway dance that’s gotten almost 1 million views on YouTube since it was posted on Oct 1. “I told her to get moving and walk or do squats, but then I didn’t see her for awhile.”

“I rounded the corner and there she was with her sister and cousin dancing. I had to film it,” Ruffin added.

Ruffin said she thinks the dancing “definitely helped” speed up Wooten’s labor. “Every time I checked her the baby had moved down,” noted Ruffin.

Wooten gave birth to a 9 lb, 6.5 ounce baby girl just a few hours later.

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Victoria Beckham Leaves Party With Wet Spot Between Her Pants, Find Out What It Was

The fashion mogul stepped out of a party at her London boutique on Tuesday night with husband David Beckham, looking pretty tired after what appears to have been a successful night of celebrating, save for one curious wet spot on her pants.

Victoria Beckham’s rep said, “This was simply the result of the most unfortunate positioning of a spilt drink, whilst Victoria was sitting down – thankfully it was not a ‘dampener’ on what was a fantastic night.”

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