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Pupils of Federal Government College Rubochi, in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital of Territory on Monday embarked on a protest to

By John Michael Ojo
Pupils of Federal Government College Rubochi, in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital of Territory on Monday embarked on a protest to demand an immediate removal of the school’s principal, Mr Alkali Awu over mismanagement.

The pupils who were seen bearing placards with inscriptions such as “Alkali Must Go”, lamented that the school environment was no longer conducive for learning.

In a video which was obtained by New Times, an adult could be heard asking the pupils what was going on and why the protest.

Pupils of Federal Government College Rubochi, in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital of Territory on Monday embarked on a protest to

Responding, one of the pupils who spoke said they had no water, electricity and that they were being underfed.

He said: “This is FGC Rubochi students and we are not happy.”

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He then called on one of the pupils and asked “what’s your name?” And the latter answered.
He then proceeded and asked the pupil what he could say about the school.

The pupil simply answered that “there’s no light, no water and no food. We don’t use to eat well and it’s not good.”

Pupils of Federal Government College Rubochi, in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital of Territory on Monday embarked on a protest to

Also, teachers in the school seemed to have toed the line of the pupils as they were seen in their numbers singing and demanding the removal of the principal.

Some of them had drums while others sang solidarity songs.

But while responding to our correspondent, the principal said his students’ action against him was fuelled by external forces and that his pupils dearly love him.

“Everything is under control, it was just an inciting incident, my students love me.

“We are trying to find out the perpetrator of that incitement, by the grace of God everything in the school is working normally right now.

“I just want to assure you that my students are ok”, Awu maintained.

Pupils of Federal Government College Rubochi, in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital of Territory on Monday embarked on a protest to

However, a source who is very familiar with the happenings in the school told our correspondent that the principal was hard-handed and wanted everything for himself.

He added that Awu was in trouble and that he was trying to sort himself out with the authorities.

“The problem of the principal is greed, he doesn’t give to other people what belongs to them. He wants to have everything to himself.

“It’s the principal who supplies food items to the kitchen, he goes to the market himself.

“This should not be so, the school has dining master and kitchen staff, they should be allowed to do their job.”

Another also said what led to teachers involvement in the protest was the principal’s refusal to pay his teachers their lesson allowances.

 

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Aisha Buhari Withdraws Defamation Case Against University Student Aminu Mohammed

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Aisha Buhari Withdraws Defamation Case Against University Student Aminu Mohammed

First Lady Aisha Buhari on Friday withdrew a defamation case against a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Mohammed.

The prosecution counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe, told the court in Abuja on Friday that the president’s wife withdrew the case due to the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.

The first lady has been under pressure since news of Mohammed’s arrest broke last week.

Celebrities, social media influencers, students, politicians, media analysts have been commenting on the plight of Mohammed, who landed in trouble over a comment that the wife of Nigeria’s number one citizen found offensive.

Back in June, Mohammed had tweeted that the First Lady was feeding ‘fat’ on poor people’s money.

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The tweet, which was posted in Hausa, read: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.” It loosely translates as “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money.”

A picture of Aisha Buhari was posted with the tweet to match the post.

 

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Labour Party Rejects Suspension Of Okupe As Campaign DG

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Labour Party Rejects Suspension Of Okupe As Campaign DG

The Labour Party has rejected the purported suspension of its presidential campaign council (PCC) director-general, Doyin Okupe.

Umar-Farouk Ibrahim, the national secretary of the party said this when he addressed reporters in Abuja on Friday.

Ibrahim said that the national leadership of the party was surprised at the suspension by the Ogun chapter which was without due process.

“The Ogun State Chapter has acted outside its constitutional jurisdiction; the party has an internal conflict resolution mechanism of handling cases against members as enshrined in the party’s constitution.

“There are also disciplinary measures to be taken, for example, before you discipline any member, there are certain procedures that you have to follow, you have to issue a query among other procedures, and that has not been followed.

“No complaint was written by the state chapter, his ward and his local government, so we are saying the national headquarters is not aware of what they are doing, they are doing it on their own.

“The National Working Committee(NWC) is going to set up a committee and appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against the perpetrators in the state exco and we are going to fish them out and take appropriate action,” he said.

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Ibrahim said the suspension was void as Okupe remained a card- carrying member LP and the DG PCC.

He said that the party was not unaware of attempts by opposition parties to infiltrate its structures at all levels.

Ibrahim said that the party’s leadership would do everything within its powers to ensure that its cohesion was not tampered with and would not be distracted by the antics of the opposition candidates until all its candidates were victorious in the 2023 general election.

He expressed worry over recent attacks on party members, candidates and officials in some states, particularly Edo, Ebonyi states and Kaduna where the state women leader was gruesomely murdered.
(NAN)

 

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BREAKING: Wike Dares Buhari To Name Governors Diverting Council Funds

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BREAKING: Wike Dares Buhari To Name Governors Diverting Council Funds

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Friday challenged to name the state governors who diverted local government allocations.

The challenge came from Rivers State Governor Nyesome.

The president had at an event on Thursday alleged that some state governors divert allocations to local governments councils sent from the federation account.

He also accused the governors of making the council bosses sign undertakings for money not received and agreeing to have received the full allocation.

But on Friday, at the commissioning of a project in Port Harcourt, Gov. Wike claimed that he has never touched monies meant for the local government since he came on board in 2015.

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The governor also claimed that none of the G5 governors in the Peoples Democratic Party has ever touched local government allocations.

He then challenged the President to name the governors who tamper with local government allocations.

Wike said ” I challenge Mr. President, you must come out and tell Nigerians those committing this offence.

“You said the Governors are taking local government funds. I want to say, in the name of Almighty God, I’ve never touched local government funds one day. I have never and I have no reason to do that.

“So Mr President, tell us who are those people? You know them, tell us.

“I’m not one of those governors. Mr President tells Nigerians that the Integrity Governors are not part of them.

“Do us a favour to announce all those states that are taking local government funds”.

 

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