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1. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will meet on Monday to deliberate on the offers made by the Federal Government in the meeting held last Thursday in Abuja regarding the ongoing strike that has crippled academic activities in federal and state universities across the nation. The FG had agreed to pay ASUU N23billion and a monthly payment of N1.5billion, but however rejected ASUU demand to be exempted from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
2. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), the Ex-Attorney General of the Federation, alleges that the Presidency is planning to secretly arrest and detain him like the Ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), who had been incarcerated for two years. Mr. Adoke who has been in Holland since 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration took over government had been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for his alleged role in the $1.3billion Malabu oil scandal.
3. In a statement issued on Sunday by Mr. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Media and Publicity, the Federal and State Governments have collectively agreed to designate special courts for the purpose of prosecuting purveyors of hate speeches, terrorists and kidnappers. The decision was reached at a meeting attended by the 36 state governors, and chaired by Mr. Osinbajo.
4. Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, said that the PDP is in support of Nigeria’s restructuring in a way that will boost the growth, development and prosperity of the nation.
5. John Duku, the Leader of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, says that his group is already recruiting over 3,000 to 5,000 people to ensure that Yorubas and Hausas in the Niger Delta region are evicted from the region by October 1. The Arewa Youth had few months ago ordered the Igbos residing in the north to leave by same October 1.