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ASUU strike affected my two children, says ex-education minister, Nwajiuba

ASUU strike affected my two children, says ex-education minister, Nwajiuba

Former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has stated that his two children were also affected by the Academic Staff Union of Universities strike. The presidential aspirant stated this while apologising to students for the lingering strike. He made the appeal while appearing on Channel TV‘s Politics Today on Sunday. Nwajiuba, who resigned last week...

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BREAKING: Sokoto Residents Plan Mass Protest Over Police Arrest Of Suspected Killers Of Female Student, Claim Suspects Were ‘Defending Islam, Prophet Muhammad’

BREAKING: Sokoto Residents Plan Mass Protest Over Police Arrest Of Suspected Killers Of Female Student, Claim Suspects Were ‘Defending Islam, Prophet Muhammad’

Some residents of Sokoto State will on Saturday embark on a “mass” protest against the arrest of two people suspected to be involved in the killing of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, identified as Deborah Samuel, for alleged blasphemy. UGAMATV had reported how Deborah was violently stoned to death and later...

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Colleges of education lecturers give FG 21 days ultimatum 

Colleges of education lecturers give FG 21 days ultimatum 

The Nigerian government has received a 21-day ultimatum from the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) who are threatening to embark on industrial action. The union’s president and the general secretary, Smart Olugbeko and Ahmed Bazza, respectively, in a statement made available to newsmen, said the ultimatum was issued after their national executive council (NEC) meeting.  COEASU...

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President Buhari appeals to ASUU to call off strike 

President Buhari appeals to ASUU to call off strike 

President Buhari has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the ongoing strike in the interest of students. The President made the call when he spoke at the 19th National Productivity Day and the conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) on 48 eminent Nigerians and organisations in...

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University Lecturers, ASUU Has Gone On Strike 16 Times Since 1999, Frustrated Millions Of Lives – South-west Group Gives Buhari Government Ultimatum To Intervene

University Lecturers, ASUU Has Gone On Strike 16 Times Since 1999, Frustrated Millions Of Lives – South-west Group Gives Buhari Government Ultimatum To Intervene

A Yoruba youth group, Oodua Youth Coalition, on Wednesday gave the Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian government seven days’ ultimatum to resolve its impasse with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the ongoing industrial action. They asserted that the strike had lingered more than expected, while condemning the failure of the Federal government to reach...

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Bill to improve secondary school education passes second reading 

Bill to improve secondary school education passes second reading 

A bill to repeal the National Secondary Education Commission Act scaled the second reading. Also passed were bills to enact the Arbitration and Mediation Act to provide for a unified legal framework for the settlement of commercial disputes. The Senate passed the NSSE bill which sought to establish the National Senior Secondary Education Act, 2022,...

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Non-payment of minimum wage: Enugu primary school teachers embark on indefinite strike

Non-payment of minimum wage: Enugu primary school teachers embark on indefinite strike

Primary school teachers in Enugu State, yesterday, embarked on an indefinite strike action over non-payment of N30,000 minimum wage by the state government. The State Wing Executive Council, SWEC, of Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Enugu State chapter, rising from a meeting on Friday, 6th April, 2022,  directed that primary school teachers in the state...

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ASUU strike: Don’t disrupt political activities, Lawan appeals to students 

ASUU strike: Don’t disrupt political activities, Lawan appeals to students 

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, appealed to students through the National Association of Nigerian Students not to disrupt political activities. Lawan made this appeal to the NANS President, Sunday Ashefon, alongside other officials of the union who were led to his office by a Methodist Bishop, Dr. Sunday Onuoha. Students had...

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WAEC warns against malpractice as exam begins May 16 

WAEC warns against malpractice as exam begins May 16 

The West African Examinations Council, Nigeria, has said the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for 2022, will take place between May 16 and June 23, 2022 in Nigeria. Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, Head of Nigeria Office, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan, advised students to shun examination malpractice and study hard. He said,...

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Sit-at-home mars UTME in Anambra, Enugu 

Sit-at-home mars UTME in Anambra, Enugu 

Economic and commercial activities were affected on Monday in Owerri, the Imo State capital as residents stayed indoors in compliance with the sit-at-home ordered by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra. The IPOB has since announced the cancellation of the Monday order but residents in the South-East still observe it for fear of attack. One...