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Donald Trump US President scraps business forums after CEO protest resignations

US President Donald Trump has scrapped two business advisory councils.

The action followed several high-profile resignations in protest over his comments on a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent.
Trump made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday, August 16.
"Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!" Trump wrote on the microblogging platform.
Among those who quit the forum were the CEOs of Merck, Intel and Under Armour.
They backed out of the council following Trump's comments about Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017
A suspected Nazi sympathiser then rammed his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters, leaving one woman dead and …

#WomanCrushWednesday Funke Akindele, witty, charming and refreshing

We love Funke Akindeleso much and not only because of her acting prowess, Akindele has also got a witty persona that endears her to so many people.
She needs no introduction and is always on the lips of almost all Nigerians.
One of Nigeria's leading actresses, Akindele is known for popularizing the Yoruba accent through her movie "Jenifa" which also has a spin-off series with the same title that airs across the country.

Akindele was one of the lead actors in the popular United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) sponsored series known as “I Need To Know” which aired from 1998-2002. Her big break came with her debut movie “Jenifa”.

She has gone on to star in over 100 movies and has also won a lot of awards. She is currently married to Nigerian rapper, JJC Skillz.

ASUU Strike May End In Two Days

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, yesterday said that the strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), may end in two days.
He disclosed this during an interview with newsmen. According to him, the present administration has a policy of engaging unions, including ASUU. “I hope and believe that this would be a one or two days strike. We have a policy of engaging the unions, including ASUU and I think now we are very serious.
“This is the first time in two years that ASUU is declaring a strike,” Adamu said. It was also learnt that the Minister also held a closed-door meeting with the leader of the Federal Government Renegotiation Team, Dr. B. O Babalakin (SAN). Babalakin had in January, inaugurated the 16-member team to renegotiate the 2009 agreement between the FG and ASUU. INTERESTING? PLEASE DO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS USING THE SHARE BUTTONS BELOW.

Phyno throws major shade at Hushpuppi in a new song

Phyno threw major shade at Hushpuppi in Timaya's new song, Telli Person which featured him and Olamide. 
A few months ago, Hushpuppi accused him and Ice prince of wearing fake wrist watches which led to a social media fight between them and some other celebrities.  In Phyno's part of the song, a lady is seen carrying a puppy with Gucci tags around his neck and a group of dancers wearing Gucci top.
He sang; My father used to tell me to invest money You no get work you just de show money oh,
you follow gucci oh Olu akuo (Work has Casted),
I tell you, you no gree, them tell you, you no hear your mother tell you, you no gree
i warn you, you no hear
for this street wey we dey ndi ogbe no d play. Ha ga ako your way (meaning) for this street, we don't play, when the time comes, they will abadon you


Auchi Polytechnic student is harassed by police allegedly for driving a nice car

A video of policemen harassing a student of Auchi Polytechnic because he drives a nice car has incensed a lot of people after it was shared online.
In the video, some policemen are seen intimidating the student and another friend near one of the lodges where students of the institution reside. The car in question can be seen in the video. According to Jossy Tom who shared the video, the policemen around the area are in the habit of harassing students and searching their phones while accusing them of being Yahoo boys. The student in the video was roughed up by the police after they stopped him. He was later taken away by the officers, according to reports.
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ASUP Strike: Federal Polytechnic Bauchi lecturers begins industrial action

Following ASUU announcement of an indefinite strike to press home its demands, lecturers in Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi have also embarked on an indefinite strike.

The Polytechnic lecturers resolved to continue the industrial action they suspended in March 2017 due to non-implementation of promotion package of members and payment of arrears.
Speaking with Pulse, the Publicity Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, Bauchi chapter, Emmanuel Odumegwu said that the strike became necessary because the management neglects what it should have addressed.
"Earlier this year, we went on strike and that strike was suspended due to some certain factors because the management has not done their own part of the bargaining and that is the reason why the strike has come up again.
"In 2016 to 2017, there are accumulated shortfall of our salary and non-implementation of promotions for people that have been promoted since 2014, 2015, 2016 and more recently those promoted in 2017.

Red Crescent Centre Solace for orphaned children of defeated Libya jihadists

Traumatised by war, their jihadist parents either killed or missing, 28 children have found solace in each other at a Red Crescent centre in Libya's third city Misrata.

Whether they're jumping up and down on mattresses or playing in the yard, the boys and girls stick together, like siblings, the older ones looking out for the little ones.
Last December, fighters loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord, many of them from Misrata, prised the Mediterraneancoastal city of Sirte out of the grasp of the Islamic State group after several months of battle.
Children of the defeated jihadists were left in a state of physical and psychological trauma, Red Crescent spokesman Ali al-Ghwell told AFP during a tour of their camp in Misrata, half-way between Sirte and the capital Tripoli.
They had survived months of food, water and medical shortages on top of constant bombardment that had left them jumpy at the slightest noise.
Some emerged with injuries to the head, stom…

Buhari: President won't resign - Presidency tells protesters

The Presidency has responded to the call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign by some protesters in Abuja on Monday, August 7.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Buhari has not broken any law that could justify his resignation.
Speaking in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, he noted that the President complied with the laws of the land before traveling abroad.
On May 7, 2017, Buhari traveled back to London, the United Kingdom, to receive further medical attention.
The protesters, a coalition of civil society groups, marched to the Villa on Monday, demanding that the President either resumes or resigns.
But Shehu reminded them that Buhari handed over to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, whose performance has been commended by Nigerians and Buhari himself.
He said, "They (the protesters) are only exercising their rights in line with the constitution of this country.
"Of what…
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