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FG and ASUU disagree on payment platform for N30bn allowances

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have again disagreed on the payment platform which will be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30 billion earned allowance of university lecturers. While the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30 billion Earned Allowances of the university lecturers…

ASUU strike is boosting #EndSARS protest – Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige laments

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has stated that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continous strike is boosting the ongoing nationwide protests of #EndSARS. The Minister who said this at the ongoing reconciliatory meeting between representatives of ASUU and government, also affirmed that they are not trying to replace the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS)…

FG orders compulsory COVID-19 tests for Corps members

The Federal Government has ordered a compulsory COVID-19 test for all prospective corps members. This announcement comes hours after it announced the reopening of all National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps from November 10, 2020. Speaking at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday October 15, the National Cooordinator of the  Sani Aliyu,…

Decomposed body of senior university staff found with stab wounds in Nasarawa, car, phones missing

The decomposed body of a senior administrative staff of the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) in Nasarawa State, Mrs. Angelina Tyem, was discovered in her apartment in Lafia in the early hours of Sunday, October 4, four days after she reportedly disappeared. Tyem was a former candicate for the Akwanga North constituency in the 2019 General…

SSANU and NASU announce plans to begin 14 days nationwide warning strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities(SSANU) and the Non- Academic Staff Union(NASU) have announced plans to embark on a 2-weeks warning strike beginning from Monday, October 5. The two groups jointly declared plans to embark on the industrial action after a meeting of its Joint Action Committee(JAC) today Friday, October 2. Addressing newsmen shortly after their joint congress held…

Unity schools to resume October 11- Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has announced that unity schools will be reopening across the country on October 11.  The Minister in the letter which confirmed the reopening of Unity Schools, said the decision was taken to enable students who have been at home since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic to complete their academic session which will end…

N2.67bn meant for school feeding programme during lockdown found in private accounts –ICPC says

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC says it has uncovered up to N2.67 billion meant for school feeding during the COVID-19 lockdown in personal bank accounts. The Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, disclosed this on Monday, September 28, while delivering a keynote address at the second National Summit on Diminishing Corruption with the theme:…

300 Level UNICAL student killed as generator explodes in Calabar

A 300 Level student of the University of Calabar, Umo Aniekpeno, was reportedly burnt to death by a generator explosion in Calabar, Cross River State capital. It was gathered that the student of the department of Human Anatomy, faculty of Basics Medical Sciences, died after the generator exploded at her parents’ house at the weekend. A classmate, Miracle Ebube,…