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Convocation: Opening of Tanke bridge excites Unilorin



The Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Prof. Wahab Egbewole, has commended Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara over his directive to open the Tanke Flyover bridge from Oct. 16 to Oct. 23, for seamless traffic and hitch-free convocation.


Egbewole made the commendation on Friday in a statement signed by the university’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, in Ilorin.


Quoting the vice chancellor, Akogun said the directive was in response to a solicitation letter earlier written to the governor by the university management.

According to him, Egbewole got hint of the governor’s directive from his interactions with some top state government officials.

“The Vice Chancellor said that the directive would greatly facilitate vehicular movement during the University’s forthcoming Convocation ceremonies slated for Oct. 20th, 21st, and 23rd of 2023.

“Egbewole also expressed gratitude to the Governor for his promise to mend the bad portions along the University road up to the institution’s main gate before the scheduled convocation days.

“The Vice Chancellor pointed out that the promptness with which AbdulRazaq responded to the University management’s appeal has marked him out as a listening Governor,” he stated.

He added that the vices chancellor prayed Almighty Allah to continue to guide and guard the governor.


Breaking news: Minimum Wage: Labour rejects FG’s N54,000 offer



The organised labour has rejected the Federal Government N54,000 new minimum wage proposal.


According to reliable source, the meeting on the ongoing negotiations on new minimum wage has been adjourned till Wednesday after the organised labour.


Media report has it that the Federal Government upped its offer from its earlier proposed N48,000 to N54,000.

Tuesday’s meeting came as a result of the walkout staged by members of the organised labour following the proposal of N48,000 as minimum wage by the Federal Government during last week’s meeting.

During that meeting, the OPS had also proposed N54,000 while labour insisted on its N615,000 living wage demand.

Our correspondent who spoke to sources who attended the follow-up meeting on Tuesday learnt that the Federal Government upped its offer from N48,000 to N54,000.

“Well, during the meeting, the government increased its offer from N48,000 to N54,000. However, labour rejected that offer and the meeting has been adjourned till Wednesday,” a source who asked not to be named said.

When asked if the government’s side was showing any sign of seriousness, the labour leader said, “No seriousness at all. Even state governors did not show up. Those who represented them, like Bauchi and Niger states, did not have the mandates to speak on their behalf.

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Real Madrid’s goalkeeper shares recovery insights after two injuries



Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has opened up about his recovery journey following two serious knee injuries.


Courtois said, “In August, I cried because the worst thing that can happen to you in football is a cruciate ligament injury. When I returned home, I said that I was going to work hard and come back stronger. That was my idea from the beginning: to stay positive, fight, never give up, and push my limits.


“Many thought my season was over, but I knew it wasn’t,” Courtois told Marca.

Recall that for most of the current season, Courtois missed out due to two injuries: a cruciate ligament tear and a meniscus injury. In his absence, first-choice goalkeeper was Chelsea’s loanee Kepa Arrizabalaga, and later, he faced competition from Andriy Lunin.

Upon his return, Courtois played in 3 La Liga matches, keeping clean sheets in all of them. In the last game against Alaves, the Belgian made 10 saves.

Earlier, it was reported that Courtois’ recovery from injury will be featured in a documentary series.

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