BREAKING: NASU, NAAT, SSANU suspend nationwide strike

The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities have suspended their strike.

The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT, announced the suspension of the three month and 10 days old strike on Wednesday.

Samson Ugwoke, the national chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the three unions announced suspension on Wednesday at a press briefing.

He said members of the three unions have been directed to resume on March 15, 2018.

“We shall not hesitate to resume the strike if government reneges on the agreements reached or delays in any aspects,” he said.

The workers commenced the strike on December 4, 2017.

I Went Hustling After Losing My School Fees To MMM – Missing UNIOSUN Student Reappears After 2 Weeks

A missing UNIOSUN student who went missing from sight, has given an explanation after he reappeared again.

Yemi Olaniyan, a final year student of Accounting at the Osun State University, whose family said he disappeared from the Ojodu Police Station in Lagos State, has come out of hiding.
According to Punch Metro, the student was presented to journalists by the Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, at the police headquarters in Osogbo on Wednesday.
Olaniyan resurfaced two weeks after he was declared missing by his family.
He claimed to have left Osogbo for Lagos on February 28, ostensibly to submit an application for Industrial Training with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in Yaba, Lagos.
Olaniyan said informed a female acquaintance simply called Oyin that he would spend the night at Ojodu Police Station in Lagos later that day, but he confessed to have later changed his mind, claiming he spent the night at a shopping complex, from where he left for Ilorin the following morning.
He stated that he started doing email job in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital to raise his school fees which he said he lost to the MMM Ponzi scheme.
Olaniyan said, “I went to Lagos and it was getting late. I could not return to Osogbo that day. I decided to go to Ojodu Police Station to pass the night.
“One of my friends, a lady called me and I told her that since I could not make it back to Osogbo that day, I decided to pass the night at Ojodu Police Station.
“After speaking to her, I changed my mind. I just looked for a space at a shopping complex and I passed the night there.
“First thing the following morning, I got a free ride going to Ilorin. When I got to Ilorin, I started doing menial job to raise money.
“I had to work to raise money because I have spent my school fees. I used my school fees for MMM and I lost the money.
“I didn’t deliberately mislead the public. My friend that released the information online later called and said I should return home.
“She said SSS people were on her trail. She said she would commit suicide if I didn’t return. Because of that threat, I left Ilorin and went to one of our neighbours, who is a retired officer of SSS.
“The man, after listening to my story, led me to the SSS office. I am indeed very sorry for whatever embarrassment that misinformation might have caused the Police.”
The CP said the boy turned himself in to the Department of State Services and the operatives of the DSS brought him to the Police.
Adeoye stated that the information that Olaniyan spent the night at the Police station and that his whereabouts became unknown because the Police had harmed him was incorrect.
The CP said, “Findings showed that the boy paid fees last when he was in 200 level and he is now in 400 level.
“The information in the public was tilting towards Police harming the boy when he never slept at the station.”
It will be recalled that the Vice Chancellor of the Osun State University, Prof. Labode Popoola, had in 2016, disclosed that students of the university owed the school over N1bn.
He said most of them invested in MMM and lost their fees to the Ponzi scheme.

Heartbreaking: Air Hostess Commits Suicide By Jumping Out Of A Plane Inside Airport (Photo)

An air hostess has reportedly committed suicide by jumping off the plane she was in inside the airport.

A Bulgarian air hostess working with the Emirates Air has reportedly died.
The woman committed suicide today at the Entebbe International Airport, Uganda.
According to Capital FM, the deceased, identified simply as Elena, jumped out through the emergency exit door, shortly before take-off.
She was immediately rushed to Kisubi Hospital, were she died.
More details later

Man Utd To Swap Pogba For Another Player

It appears that Mourinho is tired of the performance of France international, Pogba and he is ready to let him leave.

Manchester United are looking to offload Paul Pogba this summer, and could swap him for PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, according to the Independent .
The France international has failed to live up to his £89 million pricetag at Old Trafford, and may be set to leave United at the end of the season.
PSG’s Verratti is seen as a much better option in midfield by Jose Mourinho, whose relationship with Pogba has become strained.

Nigeria Ranked 5th Happiest Country In Africa – UN Happiness Report

Nigeria has been rated the 5 happiest country in the African continent with some Nigerians laughing sarcastically at the report.

The United Nations annual World Happiness Report has named Mauritius the most happiest country in Africa , while naming Burundi the saddest country in Africa.
The World Happiness Report 2018, ranked 156 countries by their happiness levels, based on factors including life expectancy, social freedom, absence of corruption and migration within and between countries.
According to the report, Top of the chart in Africa is Mauritius, which rose from second place to push out Algeria which was ranked happiest country in Africa in 2017.
Libya which was ranked third happiest country in Africa in 2017 also came forward this year to clinch the second position.
Africa’s giant, Nigeria also moved up in this year’s ranking to clinch the fifth position despite all the turmoils happening in the country. Last year Nigeria was ranked sixth happiest country in Africa.
Other counries that made the list include Cameroon (7) & South Africa (9).
See full list below:
Top 10 Happiest Countries In Africa – UN Happiness Report
1. Mauritius
2. Libya
3. Algeria
4. Morocco
5. Nigeria
6. Somalia
7. Cameroon
8. Gabon
9. South Africa
10. Ivory Coast

18-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide Over Poor JAMB UTME Score In Delta State

A teenage Nigerian woman seeking for admission has reportedly taken her own life after securing a very low UTME score.

An admission-seeker simply identified as Loveth has reportedly killed herself in Ekiugbo, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
According to The Nation, Loveth, who was said to be displeased with the 163 mark she garnered in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), was found dead at her home on Wednesday morning.
Before her death, she had applied to study medicine in the university. She reportedly died after taking three bottles of Sniper which was found by her side on Wednesday morning.
According to sources, Loveth had gone to check her UTME result on Tuesday and discovered to her amazement that she had scored far lower than she had expected and would not secure admission to the university to study her “dream course.”
The 18-year old reportedly left the centre very distraught and wept profusely before killing herself.

video: Barcelona 3 – 0 Chelsea [Champions League] Highlights 2017/18

Lionel Messi brought up 100 Champions League goals with a strike in each half as Barcelona dumped Chelsea out of the competition with a 3-0 win at Camp Nou.

The sides were locked together at 1-1 after Messi’s equaliser in the first leg of the last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge and Antonio Conte’s men held their own for long periods once again, only to be undermined by uncharacteristic defensive errors.

Messi scored the earliest goal of his professional career in the third minute, with Ousmane Dembele opening his Barcelona account in style to ground an encouraging Chelsea response.

Thibaut Courtois was tamely beaten in the first instance and Barca’s ruthless qualities on the break were in full view as Dembele clattered into the top corner and Messi secured his latest landmark after the hour.

Chelsea’s attentions now turn to scrapping for a top-four place in the Premier League and a face-saving tilt at the FA Cup, with Conte’s prospects of seeing out his contract until the end of next season done few favours by Wednesday’s result.

By contrast, opposite number Ernesto Valverde has gone from seemingly managing a damage-control operation at the start of the campaign to being on course for a sensational treble.

The hosts rumbled straight into their familiar passing rhythm, pushing and shifting Chelsea whichever way they desired from kick-off, and the breakthrough came after a mere 128 seconds.

Messi began one of his trademark dribbles towards the right edge of the Chelsea area and, even though the angle was against him when Luis Suarez sent the ball back in his direction, Courtois contrived to let a speculative right-footed prod through his legs.

Chelsea’s response was encouraging, with Eden Hazard sparkling, but ex-Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas left his team-mates with a mountain to climb.

There was much for Messi to do when he pickpocketed Fabregas on halfway, but he glided past a wild challenge from Andreas Christensen and drew some defensive detente from a backpedalling Cesar Azpilicueta.

Once in the area, Messi picked out Dembele, who seemed to put every ounce of frustration from his injury nightmare this season into a vicious, rising right-footed finish.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen repelled Marcos Alonso’s strike from Willian’s cutback in the 37th minute and, after N’Golo Kante bustled into the box with the second ball, Fabregas got in the way and his team-mate slashed wide.

Alonso then struck the outside of the post with a superb free-kick in the 45th minute, ensuring the half started and finished with frustration for the reigning Premier League champions.

Courtois resumed in howling fashion, passing to Suarez, but at least stood firm to keep out the resulting shot.

Conte’s touchline fury reached new levels in the 50th minute when Alonso tumbled in the box under clumsy pressure from Gerard Pique, but no penalty was given.

Pique halted Alonso by indisputably legal means after the hour passed, launching a sliding block as the marauding wing-back fired goalwards.

Alonso was the standout performer of a tireless Chelsea performance, but their efforts were undermined as they surrendered possession again in the 63rd minute.

Suarez tore at the away defence and fed Messi to ease around the outside of Azpilicueta and clip the ball home – once more via a nutmeg of Courtois.

The Belgium goalkeeper at least kept out a Paulinho header five minutes from time before the crossbar denied Antonio Rudiger a consolation goal that the visitors’ toils merited.

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Video: Besiktas 1 – 3 Bayern Munich [Champions League] Highlights 2017/18

Bayern Munich remain on track for another treble under Jupp Heynckes after easily coming through a Champions League tie with Besiktas.
Thiago Alcantara scored but was substituted due to injury as Bayern Munich won 3-1 at Besiktas to cruise into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

A 5-0 victory in last month’s first leg in Munich had put Bayern in a commanding position and there was never any sign of a miraculous comeback in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Thiago finished from a Thomas Muller cross to extend Bayern’s advantage and score their 100th goal of the season, but the Spain international was withdrawn before the break, coach Jupp Heynckes perhaps wishing he had rested more key names after picking a strong side.

Gokhan Gonul’s own goal in the first minute of the second half appeared to settle the tie for good, before Vagner Love scrambled home his first Champions League strike since 2011 to spark Besiktas’ best period of the tie.

Sandro Wagner, though, restored Bayern’s two-goal cushion with his first strike in the competition in the 84th minute.

Heynckes’ men could claim the Bundesliga title at the weekend if results go their way and they remain on track for another treble, the veteran coach having won the Champions League among three trophies before departing Bayern at the end of his third spell in 2013.

Bayern, who have reached the Champions League semi-finals in six of the last eight seasons, will find out their quarter-final opponents in Friday’s draw.

Despite their massive first-leg lead Bayern made a bright start, Arturo Vidal heading wide.

Thomas Muller scored twice in last month’s game and he should have opened the scoring in the 10th minute, blasting over the rebound after Tolga Zengin parried David Alaba’s free-kick.

But Muller created a fine goal for Thiago to get Bayern up and running, the midfielder timing his run into the box perfectly to tuck away a first-time finish from a pinpoint right-wing cross.

Thiago limped off before half-time, giving Bayern an injury concern for the rest of the season.

Besiktas had played reasonably well in the first period but the Turkish champions gifted Bayern their second moments after the restart.

An innocuous right-wing cross from Rafinha should have been easy to clear, but Gonul poked the ball past Zengin under no pressure whatsoever.

Referee Michael Oliver then had to briefly pause the game as a cat invaded the pitch.

Besiktas gave their fans something to cheer in the 59th minute, Alaba losing the ball in his own half, with Gonul setting up Love to squeeze the ball past Jerome Boateng on the line.

Mustafa Pektemek forced a save from Sven Ulreich as Besiktas tried to level the game on the night, Bayern understandably lacking energy given their comfortable position.

Bayern made sure of their win, though, substitute Wagner chesting home from close range with six minutes to go after Alaba’s cross deflected up perfectly for him.

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Music: Olamide – C. Ronaldo

After dropping the viral record titled ‘Science Students which went on to top music charts for several months and a notable freestyle dubbed ‘Omo Ologo, YBNL’s front line artist and CEO, Olamide adds another feather to his cap with this new record titled “C.Ronaldo” produced by veteran on the keys, ID Cabasa.

C Ronaldo is another song that is surely going to enjoy an appealing vibe with the fans as it is in trend with the widely polarized Shaku Shaku dance. And like the name already suggests, this is about to be a strike from the rapper.

Get your headsets and jam to the new banger released under the YBNL imprint. Don’t forget to share your reviews below in the comment section

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Man Allegedly Beats His Pregnant Wife To Death In Bayelsa (Photo)

In another case of domestic violence, a man living in Bayelsa state this morning reportedly killed his pregnant wife.

A Nigerian man has been attacked by a mob after he allegedly beat his wife to death at Amarata Epie, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.
Sharing the story on Facebook, Special Assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Social media, Abel Ifiemi revealed that the woman was pregnant before her death.
According to him, the man is likely not to escape the mob action as the crowd who gathered over the incident are calling for his head.

A Man just killed his pregnant wife in Anmabra in the process of beating her!
I smell a Jungle Justice if care is not taken!”