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Today's Headlines: ASUU And FG To Meet On Strike; Kaduna Govt To Deliver Medical Supplies By Drones

ASUU, FG in crucial talks to avert strike

The national leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the team from the Federal Government are to meet later this week to avert another round of strike by the university lecturers.

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The date for the meeting is to be communicated to the leadership of ASUU during the week by the government team which will include officials of the Education and Labour Ministries, the ministers and leaders of some relevant government agencies.

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The Chairman, Lagos Zone of ASUU, Dr Adelaja Odukoya, while speaking with our correspondent yesterday, said the meeting would hold this week, going by assurances from the government side.

Kaduna Govt To Deliver Medical Supplies By Drones

Kaduna State Government will be the first subnational in Nigeria to commence delivery of medical supplies by drones to remote or hard-to-reach areas before the end of this year.

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai who made this promise in a media chat, assured that the first delivery site will be located in Pambegua and that the building has already been completed.

According to him, Kaduna state is still discussing with security agencies and aviation authorities for clearance before the deployment of the medical supply drones.

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El-Rufai also disclosed that Zipline, the United States-based company which will operate the service, is already training Kaduna state citizens in Ghana to operate the drones.

Troops foil ISWAP’s bid to attack surrendered Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa, Borno

The Nigerian Army said yesterday that gallant troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Operation Hadin Kai on Saturday foiled an attempt by the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, elements to attack a facility housing scores of surrendered terrorists, killing several of the ISWAP members.

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The Army said the superior fire power of troops forced the terrorists to withdraw in disarray and ensured that Damboa did not fall to the antics of ISWAP.

A statement by Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu said: “The Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, confronted with the obvious reality of defeat, embarked on a desperate move to undermine the unprecedented depletion in its fighting force, and resorted to attacks surrendered Boko Haram members and their families.

Anti-open grazing law: FG backs herders’ planned suit against South govs, police differ on enforcement

The Federal Government on Sunday threw its weight behind moves by herdsmen to sue southern governors over the anti-open grazing bill they recently signed into law.

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The Special Assistant (Media) to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu, who disclosed this in an interview with The PUNCH, said Nigerians whose rights had been violated could go to court to seek protection.

Gwandu stated this as state police commands on Sunday differed on the enforcement of the law.

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