Author: Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu is an established writer at africannewstoday.com. He is passionate about African affairs. He loves writing about interesting facts relating to the African continent and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.
Super Eagles New Coach Peseiro Gets One-Year Short-Term Contract With Performance-Related Clauses
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Super Eagles New Coach Peseiro Gets One-Year Short-Term Contract With Performance-Related Clauses

Super Eagles Newly-appointed coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has been handed a one-year short term contract, as he begins his reign as the head coach of Nigeria’s Senior Men’s National team. Contrary to speculations, the Portuguese coach was only handed a 12 months deal, which is subject to renewal based on performance-related clauses. With the NFF facing a legal battle on payments for the erstwhile coach of the team, Gernot Rohr, all pointers are the Federation are wary of allowing thunder strike in the same spot. Peseiro will lead the Eagles in the United States when the team faces Mexico and Ecuador in international friendly games. He will be assisted by Ex-Eagles winger Finidi George, Salisu Yusuf and Usman Abdallah. Read Also: Dare Regrets Super Eagles’...
Strike: Minister Reveals Why ASUU, FG Are Yet To Reach Agreement
Education, News, Nigeria, Politics

Strike: Minister Reveals Why ASUU, FG Are Yet To Reach Agreement

ASUU on Monday resolved to continue its ongoing nationwide strike for another three months. The strike started on February 14, 2022, after several reconciliation meetings between both parties proved abortive. Speaking in Ilorin at a press conference to herald a year-long activity to mark the 40years anniversary of the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Keyamo, who was represented by the Director-General of MINILS, Comrade Isa Aremu, said the issue had to do with two dispute of rights and interests. According to him, the ASUU strike had turned into strife that had worsened the education sector in Nigeria. He said, “Labour disputes are highly technical issues and need the relevant technical requirements and knowledge to interrogate. Read Also: ...
Northern Governors, Gumi Condemn Murder of Deborah, Appeal for Calm
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Northern Governors, Gumi Condemn Murder of Deborah, Appeal for Calm

Deborah Samuel Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, yesterday, joined the growing number of groups and individuals that have condemned last Thursday’s mob killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed. Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, in a statement signed by his media aid, Macham Makut, said the governors were concerned about the development, which they described as clearly an extra-judicial measure of addressing perceived infraction.The statement came as Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, said Nigerians should not succumb to the machinations of the evil ones by halting t...
International Day of Families: Mrs Soludo Calls For Re-assessment Of Family Orientations
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International Day of Families: Mrs Soludo Calls For Re-assessment Of Family Orientations

Nonye Soludo The wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Mrs Nonye Soludo has called for a review of family orientations in view of the rising societal ills. Mrs Soludo, who was speaking in commemoration of this year's International Day of Families, noted that one of the causes of rising moral decadence which has given birth to issues of societal concern is wrong family orientation. According to the governor's wife, family as the cradle of socialization has an important role to play in the way society is driven, and if it fails in its cardinal responsibilities, then the society's pillar has lost strength. She noted that the current moral free fall witnessed across cultural, social and religious borders of the society is mostly as a result of family failures in the face of righ...
What Nnamdi Kanu Told Me When I Visited Him -Soludo
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What Nnamdi Kanu Told Me When I Visited Him -Soludo

Gov Soludo and Nnamdi Kanu Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has visited the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The governor quoted the IPOB leader as saying that he would preach peace when released. Soludo made this known in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday night after visiting the IPOB leader. He posted, “I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, (Friday, 13th May, 2022) to felicitate with him and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South East. “He was in very high spirits and we had quality and frank discussion in a very convivial atmosphere. He expressed sadness over what he described as “sacrilegious killings” of innocent persons, kidnappings ...
What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri
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What Bishop Kukah Told Me About Muslim Youths Looking For Christians To Kill – Omokri

Reno Omokri Former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has reacted to claims of Muslim youths looking for Christian youths in Sokoto State. Omokri said the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah dismissed such a claim during a conversation they had. He disclosed that Bishop Kukah described claims of Muslim youths going house to house looking for Christian youths as false. In a tweet, the former Presidential aide stressed that some people were determined to disintegrate Nigeria. He wrote: “I spoke with Bishop Kukah and several other Christian clerics in Sokoto. Read Also: Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto “The information that Muslim youths are going house to house in Sokot...
Agreement Reached With ASUU, Others, Strike Ends Soon –FG
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Agreement Reached With ASUU, Others, Strike Ends Soon –FG

ASUU Strike The Federal Government has expressed optimism that the decisions reached in its three-part meeting with university-based unions would yield fruits next week. The Head, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Olajide Oshundun, in a statement on Friday, said some agreements had been reached between the government and the unions. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union, and the Association of Academic Technologists are currently on strike. The unions embarked on strike actions while demanding improved welfare packages, better working conditions and implementation of various labour agreements signed with the Federal Government between 2009 and 2015. ...
Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto
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Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the killing of a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, Deborah Samuel. Osinbajo described Deborah’s murder over alleged blasphemy as deeply distressing. He said there was no justification for extra-judicial killing because there were legal channels of addressing any misdeed. The Vice President spoke to journalists in Abuja, upon his arrival from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Osinbajo commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto for condemning the incident. According to Osinbajo: “Let me say that, first, the President has reacted to this, in a statement which was issued earlier condemning the action. Read Also: Deborah: Adeyanju Calls Out Osinbajo After Atiku Deleted Post “I must say ...
Why President Buhari Loves Dave Umahi By Femi Adesina
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Why President Buhari Loves Dave Umahi By Femi Adesina

For the second time in the life of this administration, President Muhammadu Buhari visited Ebonyi State last week, commissioned landmark projects, and equally passed the night. Rare, very rare on visits to States. The President has 36 Governors to relate with, and possibly contend with. Political party would not matter, as he is the father of all. And good fathers, they say, should not like a child more than the other. Even if they do, they should not show it, for the sake of domestic concord and amity. But I can wager that this President loves Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Why and how? We will come to that later. Landing at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in the Presidential jet Nigerian Air Force 001, we continued the trip to Ebonyi in helicopters. And we entered ...
Outrage As Atiku Deletes Tweet Condemning Killing Of Sokoto College Student
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Outrage As Atiku Deletes Tweet Condemning Killing Of Sokoto College Student

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar, presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has deleted social media posts condemning the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education. The student, identified as Deborah Samuel, was said to have been attacked by a mob over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed. In a post on Friday, the former vice-president said he did not authorise the initial post, adding that any post that does not have his initials “A.A” is not from him. “This evening I received information that a post was made that doesn’t agree with my orders. I use this to announce that any post without AA is not from me. May God protect – AA,” the presidential hopeful said. Muhammadu Abubakar, the Sultan of Sok...