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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

House of Reps urges SSANU, NASU to halt impending strike

The House of Representatives has urged Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and Non Academic Staff Union, NASU, and other associated institutions to halt their impending strike to avert disrupting the academic calendar.
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Sudan national strike: Flights disrupted, offices shut

A two-day general strike in Sudan started in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with public services largely grounded across the country, multiple reports have shown.
A sign that was damaged by fire is seen in a burnt forest near Boadella, at Emporda area in the Spanish province of Girona, July 24, 2012. Two big forest fires raging in the border area between France and northern Catalonia in Spain since Sunday have killed a fourth person, local authorities said on Monday, as strong winds hindered efforts to control the blaze. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Forest fires blight Europe amid drought fears

Weather experts warn of drought in Europe over its summer as firefighters tackled forest fires on Thursday, and farmers fretted over wilting crops and a repeat of 2018’s arid conditions.
Messi needed treatment before he could continue at Old Trafford (Getty)

Ernesto Valverde: Chris Smalling hit Lionel Messi like a train

Lionel Messi could be rested against Huesca after a challenge by Manchester United defender Chris Smalling was compared by Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde to being hit by a train.
People gather in Gaza City to show their support to Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails [File- Anadolu]

Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s jails launch hunger strike

Palestinian prisoners in c jails have launched an open-ended mass hunger strike over deteriorating conditions in Israeli jails on Sunday.

Taraba university lecturers resume indefinite strike

The Taraba State University branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Wednesday resumed an indefinite strike action in her demand to accomplish the interest of her work force in the university
Workers of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UTCH) in Cross River State have protested the non payment of their eighteen (18) month salary.

UCTH Resident doctors’ strike unnecessary – chief

The Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof. Thomas Agan, has described as ‘unnecessary’ the strike action embarked upon by resident doctors in the hospital.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is currently serving a five-year jail sentence in Iran. She wrote to Iranian authorities this week to claim she was not receiving medical attention she needed. Family Handout-PA

UK extends rare diplomatic protection to mother jailed in Iran

Britain said on Friday it was sending Iran a “very strong message” by extending diplomatic protection to a British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran in a move that was immediately branded by the Islamic republic as a violation of international law.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP suspends strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended the 2-month-old strike it embarked over the failure of the Federal Government to implement agreements reached with the union in 2017.

Students express mixed feelings over suspension of ASUU strike

Some university students have expressed mixed reactions following the suspension of the three-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Students (ASUU).
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied receiving N163 billion from the federal government.

Strike: FG, ASUU to continue negotiations today

In a bid to resolve the ongoing strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, will hold another conciliatory meeting with the leadership of the union on Thursday.

ASUU branches vote on proposal to end or continue strike

The end of the three month strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, seems not in view based on information filtering out from the nationwide referendum conducted by the chapters of the union to decide on whether to suspend the strike or not.

ASUU may end strike this week

Optimism is being sounded by the Federal Government about the possibility of striking lecturers, under the auspices of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), returning to classroom, this week.

ASUU: Federal government yet to make fresh offer over strike

The strike embarked upon by lecturers in the country’s universities may not end soon as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Thursday said the federal government has failed to make fresh offer on funding for the revitalisation of public universities in the country.

LASUTH resident doctors begin warning strike January 28

Resident doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, says it will begin three days warning strike on January 28 over the shortage of house officers and resident doctors.
Minister of Education, Professor Adamu Adamu (left); Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige; President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba; Deputy President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Victor Osoduko and President ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi during a meeting between Federal Government and ASUU in Abuja.

Strike: Federal government begs ASUU to shift ground over lean resources

The Federal Government has appealed to the striking lecturers of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to shift ground a little by calling off its strike.

Strike: ASUU asks federal government to release N50 billion to demonstrate its commitment

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have asked the federal government to release N50 billion to demonstrate its commitment to the revitalisation of public universities, in line with previous agreements with their union.

Oyo workers begin 3-day warning strike over unpaid salaries

Workers in the Oyo State Public Service on Wednesday began a three-day warning strike over unpaid salaries and withdrawal of promotion by the state government.

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