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NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

IPPIS: 793,580 federal employees, 63% ASUU members captured – AGF

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, said that the salary accounts of 793,580 Federal government employees and about 63 percent of members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been captured on the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

ASUU: Nigerian government fuelling UNIPORT job racketeering

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Port Harcourt branch, has accused the Federal Government of fuelling the current secret employment of academic and non-academic workers in the institution.
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

UNIBEN ASUU accuses police authorities of neglegence, unprofessional conduct

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) chapter on Sunday accused the police authorities of negligence and unprofessionalism in the discharge of their duties, expressing sadness over the accident that claimed the live of one of its don at the institution’s Ugbowo campus main gate was avoidable.
Federal University, Oye (FUOYE)

Ekiti university ignores ASUU, to hold virtual matriculation

Despite protest by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, has said the school will hold its virtual matriculation scheduled for August 28.
Sacked UNIZIK lecturer, Dr. Peter Ekemezie, has filed suit at Anambra State High Court sitting in Awka praying the court to award N500,000,000 as general and exemplary damages over alleged defamatory story published by The Punch newspaper.

Sacked UNIZIK lecturer sues Punch, others, demands N500 million over alleged defamation

Sacked Nnamzi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) lecturer, Dr. Peter Ekemezie, has filed suit at Anambra State High Court sitting in Awka praying the court to award N500,000,000 as general and exemplary damages over alleged defamatory story published by The Punch newspaper.

Former ASUU chairman, professors disown union over UNILAG pro-chancellor

Some lecturers at the University of Lagos, including a former Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Ayo Olowe have the threat by the union against the Pro-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin does not represent the collective will of the majority of academic staff and other stakeholders of the University.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka has offered employment to no fewer than 100 graduates of the university, who made first class in various fields of studies in the university.

ASUU: UNILAG pro-chancellor still persona non grata

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNILAG Chapter, says its vote of no confidence on the institution’s Pro-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin, has not been vacated.

ASUU decries proliferation of universities in Nigeria

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Federal and State Governments of proliferation of universities in the country.
The Enugu North Local Government Council of Enugu State has shut down the tomato section of Akwatta in Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, until further notice.

Agricultural economist laments astronomical rise in prices of food items

The Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE) has expressed concern over astronomical rise in prices of food items across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Operations at the Ultra-modern 400-bed Multi-system hospital at the Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, will commence today.

ASUU accused of blocking universities from reopening

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), of blocking the reopening of universities.

ASUU: It’s suicidal to reopen schools now

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools by the Federal Government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OAUSTECH) chapter, on Saturday held a commendation service in honour of a colleague, late Dr Gilbert Ibitola.

Ondo university lecturers mourn eulogise late colleague

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OAUSTECH) chapter, on Saturday held a commendation service in honour of a colleague, late Dr Gilbert Ibitola.

ASUU blames low ranking of Nigerian universities on government

Academic Staff Union of Universities has blamed the unimpressive ranking of Nigerian universities by the Center for World University Ranking on the failure of the Federal Government to make education as its priority.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU tells lecturers no to teach students online

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has told lecturers not to engage in online lectures for students.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU: Death penalty, castration not sufficient to end rape

The Academic Staff Union of Universities says death sentence and castration of rape offenders were not sufficient to end incessant rape cases in the country.

IPPIS: SSANU writes Nigerian government on looming industrial dispute

Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, has sent a notice of looming industrial dispute to the Federal Government as a result of the alleged many failings of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, in the payment of salaries to members.

Gunmen kill Jos university lecturer, kidnap daughter

Gunmen attacked the University of Jos Staff Quarters on Friday night shot dead a lecturer identified as Dr Nendi Drengkat.

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As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 290 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 290 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

Benue: 13 feared dead over chieftaincy stool

About 13 persons were feared dead in an early morning attack on Ukpogo community, Edikwu Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, yesterday, by suspected armed militia gang over disputed chieftaincy stool.
President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after his nationwide broadcast, signed Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria.

House of Reps member commends President Buhari, Governor Diri over Oloibiri Museum, appeals for...

Rep. Fred Obua (PDP–Bayelsa), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the construction of Oloibiri Oil and Gas Museum and Research Centre.

Collection of forms for 774,000 Special Public Works commences in Rivers

The Selection Committee of the Federal Government Extended Special Public Works Programme to engage 774,000 itinerant and unskilled workers across Nigeria, has commenced distribution of forms in Rivers.
President Donald Trump was abruptly evacuated from the White House briefing room by security on Monday after shots were fired outside the building.

Shooting prompts Donald Trump’s evacuation from White House briefing room

A shooting outside the White House fence on Monday evening prompted security agents to suddenly usher United States President Donald Trump out of the briefing room.