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Nigerian government creating disunity among university workers – unions

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff of Nigerian Universities have accused the Federal Government of discrimination among university workers, warning that such a situation might further cripple the university system.

LASU unions react as Lagos governor cancels of vice-chancellor appointment process

Workers union leaders in Lagos State University (LASU) on Saturday expressed mixed feelings on the cancellation of the ongoing process of appointing LASU vice-chancellor, by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Ondo tertiary institutions to shut down as unions declare strike

Non-academic staff of Ondo State-owned tertiary institutions have declared a 14-day warning strike over six months unpaid salaries.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

UI: Soldiers deployed as more professors withdraw from race for VC’s seat

Soldiers have been deployed to the University of Ibadan as the process for the selection of a candidate to replace the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, has raised the tension on campus.
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Lagos university freshers to resume next year

The 100 level students of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, across disciplines will be returning to classrooms for academic activities on 11th of January, 2021.

UN condemns use of schools as isolation centres, IDP camps, military bases

The United Nations has condemned the repurposing of schools for use as markets, military bases, isolation centres and camps for internally displaced persons, IDPs, saying schools must remain safe places free of conflict and violence.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU rallies members for strike over IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commenced nationwide mobilisation of its members for a strike action if the federal government withholds the February salary of their members who refused to enroll on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has urged Nigerian youths to be actively involved in the fight against corruption in the country.

Governor Okowa task universities to produce self-reliant graduates

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has urged Nigerian universities to produce graduates that would be self-reliant and not job seekers.

Poor salary: Unions give Kaduna government 21 days ultimatum

A Joint Unions of Tertiary Institutions of Kaduna State has given 21 days notice to Kaduna State Government to settle their outstanding demands lingering for 10 years.

Strike: Plateau varsity begins payment to staff

The Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University, Bokkos, Prof. Yohanna Izam, says the institution has commenced payment of earned allowances to its staff whose claims have been verified.

Plateau university non academic staff commence strike

The Non Academic Staff of Plateau State University, Bokkos, have embarked on an indefinite strike to press for the payment of their earned allowances and other entitlements.
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Council defends dismissal of 20 LASU staff members

Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo, Chairman, Governing Council, Lagos State University (LASU) has said that the recent dismissal of 20 staff of the university is in accordance with rule of law.
Lagos State University - LASU

LASU confirms dismissal of three lecturers for sexual harassment

The Lagos State University (LASU) on Tuesday confirmed the dismissal of three of its academic staff for sexual harassment and misconduct.

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government partners Crown Flour Mills to boost wheat production

The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to partner with Crown Flour Mills to expand the capacity for wheat production in the country.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps probe AGF over N2.2 trillion revenue accrued from foreign, domestic debts

The Accountant General of the Federation is expected to furnish the House of Representatives with financial statement on the utilisation of the N2.2 trillion revenue accrued from the foreign and domestic debts raised by Debt Management Office.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP tasks new EFCC boss on professionalism

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, urged the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulraheed Bawa, to restore professionalism in the running of the anti-graft body.
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Economic expert frowns at Nigeria’s debt servicing figures

An renowned economist, Dr Paul Alaje, has frowned at a situation whereby Nigeria spends up to 60% of its revenue on debt servicing, describing the development as disturbing and worrisome.
The deserted dormitory is pictured at the Government Girls Secondary School, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls by gunmen in Jangebe.

Nigeria’s president promises no more school abductions

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that last Friday's abduction of female students from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be the last to happen.

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INEC to hold Aba Reps by-election on March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by-election in Abia.
The Interim Administrator, PAP, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media, Nneotaobase Egbe, and released in Port Harcourt, urged ex-agitators to take innovation and entrepreneurship seriously.

Amnesty office introduces new training model for ex-agitators

The Presidential Amnesty Programme office has introduced new training package for ex-militants under the amnesty scheme.
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Seplat driving sustainability with growing gas business – chief

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, leading indigenous energy company, has identified its fast-growing gas business as a strong catalyst for sustainable development in Nigeria.

Ex-VP Namadi Sambo advocates shift in Nigerian educational system

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits kill six, abduct 15 in Niger councils

One of those killed was at Pandogari town in Rafi Local Government Area, where five people were abducted, while the remaining five were murdered in Gurmana in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state. Ten persons were kidnapped in this incident.