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16-yr-old Obinna from Imo bags A’s in his WAEC and smashed JAMB with 331score

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Uchegbu Obinna John-Paul, an indigene of Ohaji Egbema in Imo state has taking over the social media following his excellent results in WAEC and JAMB examinations,. respectively.

According to his mentor, Amb. Pope Saviola, Obinna recorded a score of 331 in his JAMB exams and bagged 9 A’s in the recently released WAEC results.

The Lad is aspiring to study Medicine and Surgery, and has been working tirelessly towards it, his mentor said.

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WAEC Releases Result

WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan made the disclosure on Monday while speaking at a media briefing.

The results of students who sat for the recently concluded 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, (WASSCE) have been released by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC.

WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan made the disclosure on Monday while speaking at a media briefing.

According to him, the results were released 45 days after the last paper.

The examination held for six weeks from May 16 to June 23, 2022.

Details shortly….

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Nigerian Students Set To Impeach 45 Year Old NANS President, Asefon

Nigerian Students Begins Move To Impeach President, Asefon Over Alleged Incompetence, Illegal Tenure Elongation

Some members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have started the process of removing Sunday Asefon as its President over alleged unlawful tenure elongation.

The members accused him of the inability to serve the primary purpose of the association, which is to protect the general interest of all Nigerian students, both at home and abroad.

Asefon was elected on December 4, 2020, for a one-year tenure at the NANS convention in Abuja at the age of 45 and was supposed to hand over in December 2021. He has however failed to conduct another convention or hand over in line with the association’s constitution.

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ASUU STRIKE: Go and beg ASUU – Kenyamo Tells Parents

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has asked parents whose wards are in government-owned tertiary institutions to appeal to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off the lingering strike.

The academic union declared a nationwide strike on Monday, February 14, 2022 and the strike has lingered till date. The lecturers are demanding the release of the revitalization funds for universities, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, deployment of the University Transparency Accountability System for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers, renegotiation of the ASUU-Federal Government 2009 agreement among others.

Several meetings between the striking lecturers and the Federal government has ended in deadlocks. Last week, President Buhari gave the Minister of Education to resolve the crisis within two weeks. The ultimatum ended on Thursday, August 4.

While speaking on Channels TV this evening, Keyamo said the government had done its best and appealed to parents to “beg” ASUU.

“The moment they went on strike, we intervened, what is the manner again beyond that ? Even before the strike began, we called them to a meeting, what manner is more than that? It’s not like we left them to go on strike first and we were sleeping, as the talk started, they still went on strike.

You can not allow one sector of the economy to hold you down and then blackmail you to go and borrow N1.2 trillion and our total income is around N6.1 trillion and we have roads to build, health centres and other sectors to take care of.

I will tell the parents, everybody to go and beg ASUU like the President said the other time, those who know them should appeal to their sense of patriotism. The nation can not ground to a halt because we want to take care of the demands of ASUU”he said

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Rwanda increases salaries of teachers by 88 percent, improves conditions of service

Teachers in Rwanda are the latest to join the world’s good earners. The government has announced a pay increment of 88 percent for primary school teachers, effective this August 2022. Other ranks within the profession equally received good percentages of pay rise.

Minister for Education, Valentine Uwamariya said in a joint session that, “it is not just about arise in payment, but we are looking at it as a way of creating a conducive environment for teachers who have long been unstable in this profession.”

The increment will see primary teacher will receive a net pay of Rwf108,488 instead of the current Rwf57,639. Teachers who hold the A1 certificates will also get a 40 per cent pay rise. The minister also said Graduate teachers will be paid Rwf246,384 representing an increase from Rwf176,189.

Announcement on teachers’ salary increment in primary and secondary schools.

— Ministry of Education | Rwanda (@Rwanda_Edu) August 1, 2022

Officials say the drastic policy is meant to improve the living conditions of teachers and also retain them in the field. According to statistics, some number of teachers were exiting the field in search for better options due to poor conditions. With the recent changes, hope has been restored for the teachers.

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Pastor Cancels Oversee Scholarships For Nigerian students Due To High Dollar Rate

According to the Man of God Philanthropist, from January 2023, No more new intakes for OPM overseas scholarship because of the over growing dollar rates.

However, he said: “all those we just paid there school fees last week for Cyprus that will be traveling this month of August and those for Germany that will be traveling September are the last New intakes for overseas scholarship.

“While others that are already in different universities around the world, we shall continue to pay your school fees and accommodations only till you graduate.”

He urged those on Oversee scholarship to look small job for their feeding and clothing.

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ND 2 Student Of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree Declare Missing

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Ataneye Victor Sunday, An ND2 Civil Engineering Full Time Student of Osun State Polytechnic Iree who resides at New City Hostel, Ladoja, Igaa 2 has been declared missing while returning to school on 26th July, 2022 from Owena to Iree.

According to a report, “ he made his last call 11am that day telling his Girlfriend that the bus he boarded was stopped by security operative”.

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PHOTONEWS: Sowore Joins NLC #EndASUUStrike Mass Protest In Abuja

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Gbajabiama Pictured In Harvard, Studying Amidst ASUU Strike

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, has gone to Harvard for a leadership course.

He shared photos of himself in a classroom on Tuesday, a day when the Nigeria Labour Congress is holding protests across the nation in solidarity with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

ASUU has been on strike for over five months.

He captioned the photos, “Back to class. In a leadership course at #Harvard #Kennedy_School. Forget the number of grey hairs one is never too old to learn, broaden or sharpen your skills.”

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Collect Money From Looters To Pay ASUU – Femi Falana

Constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, has called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to recover funds from looters to fulfil its agreement with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Falana said this on Tuesday, when he joined the Nigeria Labour Congress at a solidarity protest in Lagos.

He said, “Let them stop deceiving our people that there is no money. A few of them, about 400 took loans from our banks, called them toxic loans, N5.4 trillion is owed.

“President Buhari collect money from 10 of your people, 10 looters to resolve this problem. One of them was charged on Friday. The man has stolen N1.9 billion, one person. There are those who have stolen more, there are those who are stealing more.”

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HAPPENING NOW: Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Protest Over ASUU Strike In Lagos

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News Update, Monday, 25/07/2022

** Rights groups ask Buhari to assent NYSC trust fund Bill

** Terrorists threaten to abduct Buhari, El-Rufai, kill Abuja-Kaduna train victims if…

** I’m playing my role for Tinubu’s ambition – Fashola

** Vote buying: INEC tasks NASS on speedy passage of electoral offences commission bill

** SERAP sues INEC over vote-buying in Ekiti

** Osinbajo thanks doctors, nurses, others for successful surgery

** Ahmed asks Finance Ministry retirees to prepare for challenges ahead

** Lagos – Ibadan Expressway will be completed in December – Fashola

** About 7m voters so far registered in Lagos – INEC

** 2023: Seven million voters so far registered in Lagos – INEC

** SGF condemns killing of Adamawa lawmaker, Bakano

** Ogun declares Tuesday work-free day for pvc registration

** NSCDC resolute to combat infrastructure saboteurs in Lagos – Okoro

** Looters and criminals will bolt to Dubai once Peter Obi emerges president in 2023, says Amechi

** I did not solicit to be turbanned as Sarkin Fulani; I rejected title; they begged me to accept- Aleiro, bandits’ leader

** Aseyin of Iseyin joins ancestors at 62

** Makinde mourns Aseyin of Iseyin, says Oyo has lost an exemplary Oba

** NDLEA arrests eight over Lagos, Abuja, Enugu Airports cocaine busts

** NIS inaugurates management board for proceeds of migrants

** Traders counsel FG against total ban on motorcycle to avoid negative socio-economic consequences

** ASUU Strike: Students Union Presidents set to storm Abuja

** ASUU strike: Blackout imminent as electricity workers join NLC protest

** Waste Evacuation: Oyo procures Amphibious Evacuator, 15 waste tricycles, others

** LAWMA clears backlog of wastes in Lagos

** NDLEA nabs drug dealers in Lagos, Abuja, Enugu

** Teacher rapes 14yrs student of FGGC, Oyo

** Five Boko Haram members, one Commander surrender to Nigerian Army

** I have 2 cars, 4-Bedroom bungalow in US – AAC Presidential candidate, Sowore declares assets

** NSCDC issues operating licences to 18 private guard companies

** They begged me to receive title – Bandit kingpin

** 89-year-old farmer who killed his wife and hid her body for 37 years jailed for 18 years

** Impersonation: Lagos Police arrest four fake soldiers

** Thousands evacuated as California wildfire grows

** Odegbami to partner Ogun SWAN on sports devt

** Man City beat Bayern with Haaland’s debut goal

** Raphinha scores as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0

GOOD MORNING!

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News Update, Monday, 25/07/2022

** Rights groups ask Buhari to assent NYSC trust fund Bill

** Terrorists threaten to abduct Buhari, El-Rufai, kill Abuja-Kaduna train victims if…

** I’m playing my role for Tinubu’s ambition – Fashola

** Vote buying: INEC tasks NASS on speedy passage of electoral offences commission bill

** SERAP sues INEC over vote-buying in Ekiti

** Osinbajo thanks doctors, nurses, others for successful surgery

** Ahmed asks Finance Ministry retirees to prepare for challenges ahead

** Lagos – Ibadan Expressway will be completed in December – Fashola

** About 7m voters so far registered in Lagos – INEC

** 2023: Seven million voters so far registered in Lagos – INEC

** SGF condemns killing of Adamawa lawmaker, Bakano

** Ogun declares Tuesday work-free day for pvc registration

** NSCDC resolute to combat infrastructure saboteurs in Lagos – Okoro

** Looters and criminals will bolt to Dubai once Peter Obi emerges president in 2023, says Amechi

** I did not solicit to be turbanned as Sarkin Fulani; I rejected title; they begged me to accept- Aleiro, bandits’ leader

** Aseyin of Iseyin joins ancestors at 62

** Makinde mourns Aseyin of Iseyin, says Oyo has lost an exemplary Oba

** NDLEA arrests eight over Lagos, Abuja, Enugu Airports cocaine busts

** NIS inaugurates management board for proceeds of migrants

** Traders counsel FG against total ban on motorcycle to avoid negative socio-economic consequences

** ASUU Strike: Students Union Presidents set to storm Abuja

** ASUU strike: Blackout imminent as electricity workers join NLC protest

** Waste Evacuation: Oyo procures Amphibious Evacuator, 15 waste tricycles, others

** LAWMA clears backlog of wastes in Lagos

** NDLEA nabs drug dealers in Lagos, Abuja, Enugu

** Teacher rapes 14yrs student of FGGC, Oyo

** Five Boko Haram members, one Commander surrender to Nigerian Army

** I have 2 cars, 4-Bedroom bungalow in US – AAC Presidential candidate, Sowore declares assets

** NSCDC issues operating licences to 18 private guard companies

** They begged me to receive title – Bandit kingpin

** 89-year-old farmer who killed his wife and hid her body for 37 years jailed for 18 years

** Impersonation: Lagos Police arrest four fake soldiers

** Thousands evacuated as California wildfire grows

** Odegbami to partner Ogun SWAN on sports devt

** Man City beat Bayern with Haaland’s debut goal

** Raphinha scores as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0

GOOD MORNING!

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News Update, Monday, 25/07/2022

** Rights groups ask Buhari to assent NYSC trust fund Bill

** Terrorists threaten to abduct Buhari, El-Rufai, kill Abuja-Kaduna train victims if…

** I’m playing my role for Tinubu’s ambition – Fashola

** Vote buying: INEC tasks NASS on speedy passage of electoral offences commission bill

** SERAP sues INEC over vote-buying in Ekiti

** Osinbajo thanks doctors, nurses, others for successful surgery

** Ahmed asks Finance Ministry retirees to prepare for challenges ahead

** Lagos – Ibadan Expressway will be completed in December – Fashola

** About 7m voters so far registered in Lagos – INEC

** 2023: Seven million voters so far registered in Lagos – INEC

** SGF condemns killing of Adamawa lawmaker, Bakano

** Ogun declares Tuesday work-free day for pvc registration

** NSCDC resolute to combat infrastructure saboteurs in Lagos – Okoro

** Looters and criminals will bolt to Dubai once Peter Obi emerges president in 2023, says Amechi

** I did not solicit to be turbanned as Sarkin Fulani; I rejected title; they begged me to accept- Aleiro, bandits’ leader

** Aseyin of Iseyin joins ancestors at 62

** Makinde mourns Aseyin of Iseyin, says Oyo has lost an exemplary Oba

** NDLEA arrests eight over Lagos, Abuja, Enugu Airports cocaine busts

** NIS inaugurates management board for proceeds of migrants

** Traders counsel FG against total ban on motorcycle to avoid negative socio-economic consequences

** ASUU Strike: Students Union Presidents set to storm Abuja

** ASUU strike: Blackout imminent as electricity workers join NLC protest

** Waste Evacuation: Oyo procures Amphibious Evacuator, 15 waste tricycles, others

** LAWMA clears backlog of wastes in Lagos

** NDLEA nabs drug dealers in Lagos, Abuja, Enugu

** Teacher rapes 14yrs student of FGGC, Oyo

** Five Boko Haram members, one Commander surrender to Nigerian Army

** I have 2 cars, 4-Bedroom bungalow in US – AAC Presidential candidate, Sowore declares assets

** NSCDC issues operating licences to 18 private guard companies

** They begged me to receive title – Bandit kingpin

** 89-year-old farmer who killed his wife and hid her body for 37 years jailed for 18 years

** Impersonation: Lagos Police arrest four fake soldiers

** Thousands evacuated as California wildfire grows

** Odegbami to partner Ogun SWAN on sports devt

** Man City beat Bayern with Haaland’s debut goal

** Raphinha scores as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0

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Ex-Emir, Sanusi’s Son Graduates From UK Varsity

Mustapha, one of the sons of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has graduated from the University of Portsmouth, London.

He bagged a first class in Economics from the UK university on Tuesday, July 19

The former monarch, his wives, children and family friends attended the graduation.

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Resolve ASUU strike in two weeks, Buhari directs Adamu

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to resolve the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike and industrial action by three other university-based unions and report back to him in two weeks’ time.

The President gave the directive on Tuesday, July 19, during a meeting with some Ministers and heads of Federal Government agencies playing roles in resolving the lingering crises within the tertiary subsector of the education sector.

Among those at the meeting, besides Adamu, were the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed; the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Ngige; and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami.

Recall that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, proceeded on one month warning strike on February 14, and other unions also withdrew their services after that as a result of the alleged inability of the federal government to meet up with their demands.

The three other unions that embarked on strike are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions, NASU and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT.

President Buhari summoned the Tuesday meeting to receive briefing from the government team on why the strike has lingered for too long.

The President after hearing from the relevant MDA’s directly involved ordered the Minister of Education to ensure that the impasse was resolved within two weeks and report back to him.

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Photonews: After Public Outcry, Ogun State Government Provides Tables And Chairs For Students Of St. Kizito High School

After the pictures of students from St. Kizito writing promotional exam on bare floor went viral, the Ogun state government has quickly reacted by providing chairs and tables for the student of St. Kizito High School, Iwopin, Ogun Waterside.

The state government also promise to do more to the school.

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Photonews: St. Kizito High School Students, Iwopin, Ogun Watetside, Writes Promotional Exam On Bare Floor

Photos of St. Kizito’s High School Students Iwopin, Ogun Waterside, writing their Promotion Exams, on the bare floor earlier today, 18th July, 2022.

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Comedian Seyi Law’s Wife Graduates From UK Varsity

Stacy, the wife of comedian, Seyi Law, has graduated from Coventry University, in the United Kingdom.

An elated Seyi Law, shared photos from the graduation and recounted some of the trials of her educational journey.

He said, “Yesterday, she walked the aisle as a graduate. She weathered the storm and survived. She lost a five-month pregnancy, deferred for a year, birthed another child, took care of two children and successfully bagged her BA (Hons.) from the prestigious COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UK. Congratulations to my wife, Mercy Stacy Ebere CHAM, #e_stacy11″

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Nigerian Students, Parents Must Troop Out For #EndASUUStrike Protest – Sowore Calls For Mass Action, Condemns Fuel Price Hike

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has asked Nigerian students affected by the strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and their parents to join the protest action declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress.n

Sowore took to his Twitter page to advise the affected students to troop out en mass and join the protest.

‪He tweeted, “#EndASUUStrike Join the action, all students must troop out, all parents must join in! Life is hard! Didn’t you see they’ve also increased petrol price to make life harder for you all?”‬

ASUU and the Nigerian government have been at loggerheads over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, a platform which the government said all lecturers must be registered on or they would not be paid salary.

However, ASUU opposed the introduction of IPPIS as the payment platform, claiming that it did not take care of their peculiarities and insisted that they would rather use the University Transparency and Accountability Solution.

The disagreement between both parties has led to the closure of all government universities for the last five months.

NLC in a circular last week declared a two-day nationwide protest in solidarity with the striking lecturers.

The circular dated July 15, was signed by the National President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, and issued to all the state chairmen of the union.

According to the circular, the protest would be held on “Tuesday, July 26, 2022, and Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in all the states of the Federation and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

“Take-off point is the NLC State Secretariats and the Labour House, Abuja. You are requested to immediately convene the meetings of your SAC to disseminate this information and to fully mobilise workers in the states for this very important protest for good governance,” it added.

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Jigawa Governor’s Son Graduates From UK Varsity

Mohammed Sani Badaru, the son of Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, has graduated from Brunel University London, in the United Kingdom. 
 
Wife of the governor, Hajiya Magajiya Badaru Abubakar and other family members attended the graduation ceremony held on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
 
His siblings took to Instagram to congratulate him and also shared photos from the ceremony.

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Jigawa Gov’s Son Graduates From UK Varsity

Mohammed, the son of Jigawa State governor, Abubakar Badaru, has graduated from Brunel University, London.

His graduation comes days after the son of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, also graduated from a UK university.

Meanwhile, the current strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, hit five months on Thursday.

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News Update, Friday, 15/07/2022

** Osun Guber: Wike absent as Atiku, Okowa, PDP Governors storm Osogbo for Adeleke

** APC postpones Tinubu’s running mate unveiling ceremony indefinitely

** Kwankwaso picks Bishop Idahosa as running mate

** Kukah: ASUU strike has turned students to out-of-school children

** There are no government jobs anymore – Buhari tells Nigerian youths

** Ondo Commissioner resigns hours after being redployed to another Ministry

** Court dismisses Oyo Dep Gov. Olaniyan’s appeal to stop impeachment

** Impeachment: Oyo Deputy Gov heads to appeal court

** Soludo continues demolition exercise in Onitsha

** Osun 2022: Court clears Oyetola to contest in Saturday poll

** Osun 2022 : Police announce restriction of movement, vow to arrest vote buyers

** Akeredolu signs first amendment to Amotekun law

** Lagos Assembly sacks Commission boss over poor performance

** Passport Data Capturing: Aregbesola queries immigration officer

** 2023: Tinubu to make N1 equals $1 – Lagos LG boss, Adewale

** Owo Massacre: Another victim dies in hospital

** Drug abuse: Ikpeazu’s wife engages in advocacy

** Group knocks Inibehe Effiong over insults on A’Ibom Chief Judge

** Lagos Assembly Service Commission boss sacked

** Sacked LAHASCOM chairman, Mogaji vows to seek redress in court

** Obasa, Lawmakers pay condolence visit to late Ex-Lagos Speaker’s family

** He was always checking time, wife narrates how Lagos ex-Speaker died

** Wife narrates ex-Speaker’s last moments as Obasa, lawmakers pay condolence visit

** Nollywood actor BABA IJESHA sentenced to 16 years in jail

** NSCDC rescues girl locked up for 8 years in Kaduna

** Delta Police arrest ten suspected armed robbers, cultists- recovers one fabricated AK47 riffle

** NSCDC deploys 11,226 personnel for Osun guber poll

** NAPTIP rescues 12-year-old girl married off as 3rd wife in Benue

** Man arraigned for torturing his six-months-old twins

** FRSC vows to enforce SPY number plate ban

** ECOWAS Court declares Twitter ban unlawful, orders Buhari govt not to repeat it

** Cancel South-East visit, IPOB advises British envoy

** World Charity Day 2022: AIC holds charity walk in Lagos

** Users denied access as Twitter suffers global outage

** US Court sentences Nigerian man to 8yrs imprisonment for defrauding Americans

** Biden defends visit to Saudi Arabia inspite of Khashoggi killing

**Ivana, Donald Trump’s ‘wife’ is dead

** Nigeria is set to attend another Commonwealth Games. *******

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Tinubu, Shettima Meet NANS Leadership In Osun Few Days To Election

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday, held a meeting with the leadership of the National Association Of Nigerian Students.

During the meeting held in Osun State, Tinubu promised to intervene in the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

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Seyi Makinde, Ikpeazu Present As Wike’s Son Graduates From UK Varsity

Jordan, the son of the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has graduated from the University of Exeter in the UK.

Present for his graduation, alongside his parents and sibling, were the Governors of Oyo and Abia States, Seyi Makinde and Okezie Ikpeazu

The younger Wike studied Law.

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“We’re done with negotiations, Strike can end tomorrow” – ASUU

Hope rose again for students of public universities as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday said it had completed negotiation with the Federal Government on the issues that led to its 141-day-old strike.

“The strike can end tomorrow. We are done with the negotiations and now waiting for the government to call us for the signing of the renegotiated agreement,” ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke, announced.

Osodeke was however quick to explain that all the issues that led to the strike remained unresolved since a pact has yet to be signed by the parties to the dispute.

The ASUU boss, who was featured on Channels’ Politics Today, listed the non-revitalisation of infrastructure in the universities and the disputed mode of payments to university teachers as some of the issues.

He attributed the lingering strike to what he called a lack of will by the government to do the needful.

Osedeke explained that ASUU embarked on the strike after exhausting all avenues available to amicably resolve the issues with the government.

His words: “If the government had been willing to resolve the issues affecting Nigerians, then there would be no need to go on strike. The problem is the will of the government to resolve issues,

“All the issues that made us go on strike are still there; that is the revitalisation fund that is putting more money into universities and revitalising the infrastructure in the universities. “There is also the issue of our mode of payments in the universities.

There is no university in the world where lecturers are paid salaries from the Accountant General’s Office.

“We have challenged them to provide one, if universities are a universal body, why are they doing things differently? “We talk of negotiation of the agreement, the proliferation of universities, among others, so there are lots of issues that they have not resolved.

“What we are doing is for the benefit of Nigerians. We want a a situation where there will not be a disparity between the children of the rich and the poor in knowledge acquisition in this country.”

Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently recover missing N105.7bn of public funds from ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to fund the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order return to classrooms without further delay.”

SERAP said, “Pending the recovery of the missing public funds, we urge you to redirect some of the presidency’s budget of N3.6 billion on feeding and travels, and the N134 billion allocated to the National Assembly in the 2022 budget to meet the demands by ASUU.”

SERAP also urged him to “send to the National Assembly a fresh supplementary appropriation bill, which reflects the proposed redirected budget, for its approval.

In related news, a 20-year-old female student of Gombe State University (GSU) identified as Maryam Adamu, has lamented that the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has forced her into an urgent search for a husband.

The 200-level student of Public Administration at GSU explained in an interview in Gombe that the strike has messed up her plan and wish of graduating before the age of 20 and that the continued strike and her staying at home have slowly killed her spirit of studying before marriage.

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News Update, Tuesday, 05/07/2022

** 2023 Elections: APC finally settles for El-Rufai as Tinubu’s running mate

** 2023: I’ll unite all aggrieved PDP members – Atiku

** 2023 Census: NPC restates commitment to credible exercise

** Progress being made on Lagos-Abidjan Highway Corridor—Osinbajo

** 2023: PDP Rivers settles for female running mate after 30 years

** Sanwo-Olu procured 15 state-of-the-art boats in three years, says Lagferry MD

** No exams on Sallah day, says NECO

** Police investigation to reveal cause of fire at INEC office

** CDHR demands immediate probe of 21 kids rescued from Jos Church

** Enugu mob burns suspected ritualists, police begin probe

** 2022 Public Service Week: Lagos presents gift items to orphanages, Homes and Children centres across the state

** 3rd Year Anniversary: Sanwo-Olu’s investment in water transportation unprecedented — LAGFERRY MD

** Ijesha Businessman, Tijani Usman pledges N100m for Tinubu’s campaign, support Oyetola’s re-election

** Another Catholic Priest kidnapped in Kaduna

** Edo PDP: Court turns down Obaseki candidates’ plea to compel INEC to accept them as constituting the authentic list

** UNESCO Summit – Education methodology praised by Nobel Prize winner, utilized in Edo, Lagos & Kwara showcased

** CDHR demands immediate probe of 21 kids rescued from Jos Church

** Redeemers School student drowns, dies during swimming lesson as Lagos shuts down school

** Veteran nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs celebrates 80th birthday

** Terrorists kidnap another Catholic Priest in Kaduna

** Hoodlums raze INEC office in Enugu

** Police arrest seven cult members, recover ammunition in Edo

** Kwara govt recruits 197 medical personnel

** Fumigation: Kwara govt to ascertain cause of animals’ deaths

** Dangote Cement promo: Seasons’ winners recount gains

** Enugu DisCo: Vandals destroyed 20 transformers in three weeks

** NYSC decries involvement of corps member in PVC racketeering

** Customs Onne Port command generates N115.26bn in H1

** FG replies U.S Senators on persecution of Christians, says only ISWAP persecute Christians

** DR Congo declares 14th Ebola outbreak over

** 2022 MILO Basketball Championship ends as Bayelsa schools rule

** Arsenal sign Gabriel Jesus from Man City

** Morocco 2022: Super Falcons lose first game to South Africa

** Barcelona complete move for Milan midfielder Kessie *******

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ASUU Strike Forced Me Into Urgent Search For Husband -Gombe Varsity Student

A 200 level student of Gombe state University made this known on his social media handle.

“I cannot take it anymore, our continued staying at home following the shutting down of academic activities since February is not going down well on us, many of us have lost the spirit, as I speak now, if I am to be asked to choose between going back to school and marriage, I would put marriage first.

“This strike has forced me into an urgent search for a husband because that is what I could think of while staying at home with no assignments and studies to keep me busy, most of my friends who had married earlier when marriage was a no-go area for me are today nursing their one or two children and am in a way jealous.”

-Maryam Adamu, 200-Level Student Of Gombe State University

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Group Mobilises University Students For Mass Protest To End ASUU Strike

A civil society, Save Public Education Campaign, has called on the striking university lecturers, students and parents across the country, to get ready for  mass actions to compel the Nigerian government to take necessary steps to end the strike action of the university lecturers.

The group also called for immediate payment of all withheld salaries of the striking academic lecturers and unions across the country.


Addressing a press conference on Monday in Abuja on behalf of the group the Co-conveners, Comrade Vivian Bello and Comrade Dimeji Macaulay, the group berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for wasting humongous amounts of money and resources on political parties’ Nomination forms and Primaries.
It scolded the government for taking politics as priority while relegating the issues of education and future of Nigerian children to the background.

Bello described the action of government toward the plight of the lecturers which bordered on issues of poor welfare as ridiculous, absurd and unacceptable.

She lamented the time lost by the students in public universities across the country which she said amounted to an entire two and half years under the Buhari government.

Vivian said, “Distressing statistics show that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has been on strike for a total of over 725 days, since the beginning of this administration over issues that bother largely on poor welfare, University Autonomy and lack of adequate funding for Universities. When tallied inversely, this amounts to an entire two and half years lost, in the educational lives of innocent Nigerian children/students in public universities across the country.
“It did not end there; the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education, ASUP and COEASU are all also currently on strike on similar issues as ASUU. We all can see clearly, that this is an all-round collapse of the tertiary education sector in the country.

“We make bold to say, that if government will recognise the futility in its so-called insecurity-fighting campaign, change strategy and invest a greater proportion of the resources it is expending in the insecurity campaign in providing robust, efficient and quality educational system and structure and qualitatively educate its teeming citizenry, within a calculated period of time, insecurity will gradually die a natural  death in Nigeria and the society will take on its hitherto regular and peaceful equilibrium.
“In order words, we submit boldly that education can be a veritable panacea to insecurity in Nigeria. In view of the gravity of the situation, we make a clarion call for unity and coming together of staff unions, students, workers and communities across the country, to mobilise and get ready for civic mass actions to compel the government to take the necessary steps to end the strike and have the millions of our children and students, return to school to end the jeopardy of their education and future.”

On his own part, Macaulay faulted the unpopular policies of Buhari’s led government
in education sector which he said had affected public universities and tertiary institutions across the country.

He called on government to discontinue with the Integrated Payment Platform and Information System (IPPIS) platform adding that evidence by the striking academic unions showed that the platform was problematic, inconsistent and fraudulent.
He therefore called for the deployment of the proposed University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as suggested by the lecturers.

“On the other hand, the children of ruling elites are graduating in different international universities across developed countries around the world. Soon, if the situation persists, we will have no option than to compile names of these public officials and their children, and demand the hosting countries and schools expel them to return and have education as it is, in their home country, Nigeria,” Macaulay said.

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ASUU proffers solution to ongoing strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has observed that resolving its ongoing strike action could be done by the adoption of the transparent payment platform, University Transparency and Accountability Solutions (UTAS).

Dr Socrates Ebo, Chairperson of ASUU, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State chapter, in a statement, lamented that the deep-rooted penchant for corruption within government ethos is all out to frustrate its deployment, saying that UTAS has been proven to be a flawless payment platform.

According to him, the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), has been decisively proven to be a porous, easily compromised payment platform.

The chairperson opined that the IPPIS has been ineffective in curtailing waste of resources, stressing that on the contrary it has been used to pad payrolls and used to effect all manner of fraudulent deductions from workers’ salaries.

He explained, “We definitely can’t continue this way, the adoption of a transparent payment platform is critical to resolving the current impasse in the nation’s university system. UTAS has been proven to be a flawless payment platform but the deep-rooted penchant for corruption in our government ethos is all out to frustrate its deployment.”

He stated that no lecturer under IPPIS can say for certain what his salary is, pointing out that what they find queer is the insistence of some government officials on the use of IPPIS when it is proven to be compromised and corruption-prone.

The statement noted that UTAS has been designed to be corruption-proof, asking why the government would not be interested in a payment platform that is cheap, 100% corruption-proof, and 100% indigenous.

It stated that if IPPIS was corruption-proof, the accountant-general of the federation would not have been able to loot N80 billion and N70 billion.

It said the statement claimed of savings by IPPIS are fraudulent, saying that IPPIS arbitrarily cuts workers’ legitimate salaries to cover its heavily corrupt and inefficient tracks to create the false impression of efficiency and savings.

The statement explained that the recently paid minimum wage arrears are a case study as many persons have not been paid till date, stressing that in his branch alone, 40 persons have not been paid while the Minister of Labour thinks that they were paid three years arrears.

He added that what they received was a mere nine months without any clear template on how the payments were made, stressing that nobody knows what they are entitled to, nobody can ask questions to anybody and even the university bursars can’t explain how the payments were made and what was paid.

He suggested that the government should get serious with education in the country, saying that in the 60s and 70s, the universities ranked high among their peers with scholars all over the world coming to their universities to teach and study.

He lamented that today, the universities are so dead that even their politicians no longer believe in them as they now send their wards abroad for the same education, saying that they are the people killing education in the country as ASUU is the only bastion of defence for quality education in this country.

The chairperson noted that when education is destroyed, healthcare is also destroyed, and doctors are taught new procedures and skills at the universities, not at Aso Rock Clinic or National Assembly, pointing out that eventually, everyone gets sick and everyone eventually suffers consequences of the dearth of educational infrastructure.

Credit: Daily Times Nigeria