SHITTU VS NYSC: OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY CALLED AS WITNESS

July 2, 2019 By Fikayo Olowolagba  Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court in Ibadan has granted the prayer of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to bring in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) as a joinder in a suit instituted by the immediate past Communications Minister, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, against the corps. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Shittu had in December 2018 told the court that the NYSC was basically responsible for why he did not participate in the compulsory one-year-service after his graduation. The former…

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OSHIOMHOLE WILL KILL APC, HE MUST RESIGN- EX-MINISTER, SHITTU

Former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has backed the call for the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC. DAILY POST had reported that the Deputy National Chairman of the APC (North), Lawal Shuaib, had urged Oshiomhole to tender his resignation letter following the Supreme Court’s nullification of the party’s primaries in Zamfara State. In a letter he had made public few days ago, Lawal said the APC National Chairman has performed below expectation, therefore, should resign. However, Shittu said if Oshiomhole was allowed to…

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250 DAYS AFTER, BUHARI REFUSES TO ACT ON MINISTER WHO BROKE THE LAW ABOUT NYSC

Today makes it 250 days since Nigeria’s Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, was busted for deliberately skipping the mandatory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC), an offence punishable under the law with up to 12 months imprisonment. Section 2 (1) of the NYSC Act makes it compulsory for all Nigerians who earn degrees or higher national diplomas from tertiary institutions home and abroad (effective 1972/73 session) to participate in the scheme. Employers are mandated by law to request this certificate of national service as part of the conditions for hiring. Those…

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EX- AIDES SUE ADEBAYO SHITTU OVER UNPAID SALARIES

Nigeria’s communications minister, Adebayo Shittu has been sued by his ex-aides over an alleged N21.5m unpaid salaries and allowances. The Communications minister was dragged before the National Industrial Court (NIC) in Abuja by former Personal Assistant to the minister, Razaq Olubodun, and Special Assistant on Media, Victor Oluwadamilare.Mr Olubodun who said he is seeking to recover N9.8 million from Mr Shittu which is his salaries and allowances for 24 months, said the federal government paid the money to the minister alongside his salaries. Mr Oluwadamilare on the other hand is seeking…

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