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Umo Eno’s Classmates Rise In His Defence, Insist he left Schools with Honour



Classmates of Akwa Ibom State Governor-elect, Pastor Umo Eno at Victory High School and University of Uyo have taken to various platforms to defend him, insisting that he was a sterling student.

The classmates’ reaction came following another spate of personal attacks on the entrepreneur turned politician by certain adversaries who are not only desperate for power but want to wish away his overwhelming victory at the March 18, 2023 gubernatorial poll.

His secondary school peers expressed their staunch defence through a congratulatory letter dated May 10, 2023 by Victory High School/College Old Students Association.

The old students wrote “We believe that your victory is well deserved and it will afford the great and good people of Akwa Ibom State the opportunity to benefit from your wealth of experience, competence, character and wisdom some of which were evident during your days at Victory High School/College, where you excelled and was the Senior Prefect.

The letter signed by Engr. Oluseyi Olorunyomi, Global President and Prince (Dr.) Richard Oma Ahonaruogho (SAN), Chairman, Board of Trustees went further to state “ We wish to assure your Excellency and the great people of Akwa Ibom of the continued goodwill and prayers of Victory High School/College Old School Association.

In a similar vein, some students who graduated from the University of Uyo have also taken to various platforms to express their views about the governor-elect.

One of them Effiong Peter said he was in the faculty of Political Science and Public Administration and that he can remember Umo Eno vividly because he was one of the mature students in their department.


“ He was a senior student, many people who were in the faculty knew him because he was not your regular student. I am certain that he graduated with us and so this story of rustication is the figment of somebody’s imagination.

Another wrote “Idorenyin Umana and I grauduated alongside the incoming Governor, Umo Bassey Eno. Stop this smelly propaganda and smear campaign.

This person went further to state ‘ See attached, our graduation brochure and check the name ticked in red by the left”

The screenshot of the brochure he posted had the words 6th Convocation University of Uyo at the bottom and page 89 had a list of graduating students. Under Second Class (Honours) Lower Division, the 17th name on the list is ENO, Umo Bassey.

Another UniUyo graduate wondered why some politicians will go to such a length to rubbish the reputation of another person..

” And to even  think that one of those making these wild allegations is a convict currently serving a jail term, makes this whole cooked up story laughable”

It will be recalled that Mr Akan Okon, a PDP aspirant had approached the Supreme Court in Appeal Number SC/CV/172/2023 having lost previously at both the Federal High Court and Appeal Court.


He had alleged that he was the validly elected PDP candidate and cast aspersions on the certificate of Pastor Umo Eno.


The Supreme Court in its judgement held that Pastor Eno was eminently qualified for the election and was duly nominated by his party on May 25, 2022.

The appeal court had also affirmed that the WAEC result presented to the Independent Natioal Electoral Commission (INEC) by Pastor Eno was authentic and not a forgery as alleged by Mr Akan Okon


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National Day Schools Competition: Aijay Media Celebrates Nigeria’s Rich Heritage




The Aijay Media Annual National Day Schools Competition, held every October 1st, is set to hold this Tuesday.

The event, as always, is programmed to showcase the best of Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage, and traditions as well as celebrate the country’s national day, with varieties of competitions, which have grown in popularity over the years, attracting participation from schools all over Lagos State.

This year’s competition revolves around the “Theme: Nigeria Will be Great If …”, with different schools competing in various categories such as traditional dance, poetry, drama, and music. Students are to display their talents, creativity, and prowess in interpreting the theme.

The CEO of Aijay Media, Mrs. Ijeoma Oka, said that the competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents, celebrate their cultural identity and proffer their own solutions to the anomalies in our country.

The Competition is also an opportunity for schools to win prizes, including educational materials. This Last year’s competition saw many schools taking home prizes, with Tenderhands Montessori School, Lagos emerging as the overall winner.

Mrs. Abiola-Seriki Ayeni was the Special guest of honour at the previous year’s competition. Speaking at the event, she commended Aijay Media for organizing the competition and called on well-meaning Nigerians, government, and companies to support this vision. She also urged Nigerian youths to embrace their cultural heritage, promote national unity, and work harder.

Given the success this competition is expected to attract, it is expected that more schools and organizations will participate in the future.

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NLC, TUC Declare Indefinite Strike




The organised labour unions, comprising the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have declared an indefinite strike effective from October 3, 2023.

TUC President, Festus Osifo declared the strike at a joint press conference also attended by the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero in Abuja on Tuesday.

Ajaero, who spoke first, carpeted the Federal Government over what he described as lackadaisical stance to address demands raised by the unions since the subsidy removal policy took effect.

He accused the government of deliberate refusal to engage in a meaningful and constructive dialogue within the ambits of good faith during the 21 days ultimatum and the subsequent successful 2-day nationwide warning strike on the 5th and 6th of September 2023.

According to the NLC President, the National Executive Councils (NEC) of the NLC and TUC in their various meetings deeply analyzed the current situation in the country, taking into cognisance the extensive hardships and deprivation afflicting the citizens across all states of the federation.

He said both NECs unanimously condemned the government’s apparent conscious lethargy and tardiness in handling the consequences of its petrol price hike on Nigerians.

Ajaero also noted that the NLC and the TUC NEC-in-session observed that there is no disagreement between Labour and Government on the existence of massive suffering, impoverishment and hunger in the country as a result of the hike in the price of Petrol which demands an urgent need for remedial action.

He said the government totally abdicated its responsibility and had shown gross unwillingness to act, thereby abandoning Nigerian people and workers to excruciating poverty and affliction.

He went on to accuse the federal government of continuous grandstanding and forestalling all avenues to peaceful dialogue with organized labour on ways to save Nigerians from the huge hunger and suffering experienced across the nation.

“As a result of the unconscionable hike in the price of Petrol (PMS) by the Government, the Government has continued to demonstrate not just an unwillingness to mitigate the massive hardship in the country but also a complete lack of intention to take positive steps and empathy for the multi-dimensionally impoverished citizens of Nigeria.

“The federal Government has therefore not met in any substantial way, the demands of Nigerian workers and peoples as previously canvassed in our mutually agreed roadmap to salvaging the economy and protecting workers and Nigerians from the monumental hardship.

“The grace period given by the two labour centres has expired but trade unions continue to face severe threat from the State via the brutal and suppressive power of the Police and Government.

“The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) continues to be illegally occupied by the Government via the instrumentality of the police who have cloned the leadership of NURTW.

“The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) continues to be illegally occupied by the Lagos State government in total disregard to the Courts and the statutes.

“That the State has continued to blackmail and sponsor serious campaigns of calumny against trade union leaders in the social media using its buying and coercive powers instead of making efforts to lift the burden on the masses,” the NLC President stated.

When Osifo got hold of the microphone, he said, consequently, the NLC and TUC NEC-in-Session resolved as follows: “to, in the spirit of the Independence Day celebration and to demonstrate our resolve for a truly independent Nigeria to take our destinies in our own hands and rescue our nation

“To embark on an indefinite and total shutdown of the nation beginning on zero hours Tuesday, the 3rd day of October, 2023. To direct all workers in Nigeria to withdraw their services from their respective workplaces commencing from the 3rd of October.

“To direct all affiliates and state councils to immediately start mobilizing accordingly for action to organize street protests and rallies until Government responds positively to our demands.

“We enjoin all patriotic Nigerians to join hands across the nation to assist this government put the people back at the centre of its policies and programmes.”

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Nigerians Will Be Shocked If Chicago Varsity Releases Tinubu’s Academic Records – Obaseki




A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and member of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in the last election, Dr Don Pedro Obaseki, has said Nigerians will be shocked if the Chicago State University (CSU) releases the academic records of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

Obaseki who was the Director of Research and Documentation of PDP – PCC in the 2023 election explained that Atiku is seeking an open disclosure of Tinubu’s CSU documents because it is believed that the Supreme Court of Nigeria may be compelled to listen to fresh evidence in the petitions already submitted to it.

Speaking during a zoom conference hosted by Prof. Gold Emmanuel, a psychologist based in London, on Monday, Obaseki said it was because of the nature of the issue and the need for Nigerians to know that the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is insisting on the full disclosure of President Tinubu’s academic records by the Chicago State University.

He said even though President Tinubu has said the public disclosure of his CSU documents would cause irreparable damage to him, “Nigerians would even be more shocked to know more about the certificate in question.”

He said, “Even when the court of first instance and the appellate court have convicted someone to death minutes before the Supreme Court gives its final judgement and there arose fresh and compelling facts and evidence, the apex court is bound to listen to the fresh facts before making its final judgement.

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