As Nigeria marked its 63rd Anniversary on Sunday October 1st, a tanker laden with Premium motor Spirit driving along the Warri-Benin Road – fell with its content, spilling into a nearby swamp.
Some young people rushed to the scene to scoop fuel into jerry cans before long, an explosion erupted and fire engulfed the area, killing at least 12 people.
A commuter who was at the scene of the incident shared her experience, while calling out federal government over negligence. The president’s maiden speech, in which he approved a N25,000 Naira provisional wage increment for average low income workers elicited several reactions on social media.
The chief of staff to the president, Femi Gbajabiamila, after a meeting with labour leaders, said owing to a lot of chatter on twitter, the federal government decided to expand the wage increase to all workers.
Labour union rejected the N25,000 thousand Naira provisional wage increment and in a bid to avert the planned indefinite nationwide strike set to commence on Tuesday October 3rd, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, approved N35,000 thousand Naira as the provisional wage increment for all treasury-paid federal government workers for the period of six months.
A United States District Court on Saturday, directed the Chicago State University to release the credentials of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to Nigeria’s Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, No later than today October 2nd.
Justice Nancy Maldonado of the US district Court, dismissed Tinubu’s objection to the September 20th decision of magistrate judge. Jeffery Gilbert, insisting that Atiku had the right to have access to the records/ She directed CSU to produce all relevant and non-privileged documents and also cautioned Tinubu that any request for a stay before the Court would be denied.
Atiku had asked for the documents for use in Nigerian courts to support his argument that Tinubu forged a diploma certificate he claimed to have obtained from CSU in 1979 and submitted to INEC, for the 2023 presidential election.
A video showing the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, throwing an apparent jab at President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for trying to block access to his academic records at the Chicago State University surfaced online.
Peter Obi was speaking to students of Princeton University, about the importance of good leadership, where boasted that his academic records can be verified.