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We regret registering for IPPIS – ASUP lecturers

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Anderson Ezeibe, has said that polytechnic lecturers regret enrolling on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). According to Ezeibe, this is because IPPIS had been characterised with omission of staff members’ names and non-remittance of check-off dues, including closing the windows to effect…

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We will soon expose those feeding fat on IPPIS – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said it will soon expose those feeding fat on the adoption of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, by the Federal Government as its payment platform. This is just as the union alleged that some people in the Office of the Accountant General of the…

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No N4.6bn stolen under my watch – Minister of Works and Housing, Fashola says

Former Governor of Lagos State and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has stated under his watch, no money was stolen between September and December 2019. Fashola denied reports that he supervised the illegal payment of N4.6bn into private accounts when he served as Minister of Power, Works and Housing. An online report had…

Education | Politics

STRIKE: FG, ASUU resume talks Friday

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will resume talks on ongoing efforts to end the eight-month strike by the varsity lecturers on Friday. The Spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, who disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday night, said the meeting would hold at the minister’s…

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ASUU strike: Stop playing politics with education, group urges FG

An International Organisation, Dollar Club Exclusive on Thursday called on the federal government to quickly address the demands of the Academics Staff Union of Universities and allow students to return to school. The association asked the federal government to stop playing politics with academic matters lamenting that students have forgotten what they have been taught…

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Strike: FG mulls unification Of ASUU, SSANU, NASU

The Federal Government has began moves to bring all unions within the university system under one single entity, Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed has disclosed. According to him, the polarization of the university system, where each of the Union comes up with their individual demands to the Federal Government…

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FG not ready for quick end to strike, ASUU

The leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities has asked Nigerians to hold the Federal Government responsible for the prolonged strike while also urging them to bear with the Union, noting, “ASUU is doing their battle”. President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, in a statement Monday morning, explained that the Union has shifted position on…

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Nigerian Lecturers Accuse Government of Blackmail, Say Strike May Continue For Years If Agreements Are Not Honoured

The union of Nigerian lecturers has accused the Nigerian government of blackmail and forcing lecturers back to class for fear of a second wave of the #EndSARS protests. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is on an 8-month industrial action after embarking on an indefinite strike in March.ASUU says the strike may last for…

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ASUU strike is ruining us – student to FG

Student all across the states have aired their disappointment over the ongoing strike by ASUU. The students spoke against the backdrop of the failure of government and the ASUU to find common agreement on the issues in dispute as they lamented that the strike has taken a toll on them. “I will like the Federal…

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ASUU, FG meeting inconclusive, adjourned

While Mr Ngige led the federal government’s team, the President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, led the representatives of the lecturers team. Thursday’s conciliatory meeting aimed at putting an end to the strike action embarked upon by university lecturers has been adjourned to October 21. The industrial action, which started over six months ago, is a…

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Salaries of Nigerian govt officials climbed from N1.5tn to N3.75tn within 5 years – Finance minister

Nigerian government’s wage bill climbed by 150 per cent in the five-year period between 2015 and 2020, Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed said Tuesday at the public presentation of the 2021 budget. Put differently, government officials’ wage bill, which was N1.5 trillion in 2015, ballooned to N3.75 trillion in 2020. “You can see from the…

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Resign and return to farm – ASUU blasts Education Minister, Nwajiuba

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advised the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, to with immediate effect, resign his position and return to farm. ASUU gave this advice while reacting to a statement credited to Nwajiuba where he (Nwajiuba) told the striking lecturers to return to farm. Nwajiuba had earlier urged…

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SSANU, NASU begin warning strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) will commence their 14-day warning strike today. In a letter dated September 28, 2020, jointly signed by the General Secretary of NASU, Mr. Peters Adeyemi, and SSANU President, Mr. Samson Ugwoke, and addressed to branch Chairmen…

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Nigeria has recovered ₦700 Billion through whistle blowers

The federal government has recovered at least ₦700 billion through its Whistle Blower Policy. The Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Zainab Ahmed, made this known during a media briefing at the National Conference on the whistleblower policy in Nigeria yesterday in Abuja. Zainab Ahmed said the government had been able to recover large sums…

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2018 Budget: Full Text of Buhari’s Speech at Joint Session of NASS (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented the 2018 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the Nation Assembly. Buhari, while delivering his speech on the floor of the National Assembly called on the legislature to support his economic policies. The President noted that his administration was committed to reforming the country’s economy. Read full text…