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Strike: Minister Reveals Why ASUU, FG Are Yet To Reach Agreement
Education, News, Nigeria, Politics

Strike: Minister Reveals Why ASUU, FG Are Yet To Reach Agreement

ASUU on Monday resolved to continue its ongoing nationwide strike for another three months. The strike started on February 14, 2022, after several reconciliation meetings between both parties proved abortive. Speaking in Ilorin at a press conference to herald a year-long activity to mark the 40years anniversary of the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Keyamo, who was represented by the Director-General of MINILS, Comrade Isa Aremu, said the issue had to do with two dispute of rights and interests. According to him, the ASUU strike had turned into strife that had worsened the education sector in Nigeria. He said, “Labour disputes are highly technical issues and need the relevant technical requirements and knowledge to interrogate. Read Also: ...
Mali Withdraws From Regional Anti-jihadist Force
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Mali Withdraws From Regional Anti-jihadist Force

Mali said Sunday it was withdrawing from a west African force fighting jihadists to protest its being rejected as head of the G5 regional group, which also includes Mauritania, Chad, Burkina and Niger. "The government of Mali is deciding to withdraw from all the organs and bodies of the G5 Sahel, including the joint force" fighting the jihadists, it said in a statement. The G5 Sahel was created in 2014 and its anti-jihadist force launched in 2017. A conference of heads of state of the G5 Sahel scheduled for February 2022 in Bamako had been due to mark "the start of the Malian presidency of the G5." But nearly four months after the mandate indicated this meeting "has still not taken place," the statement said. Bamako "firmly rejects the argument of a G5 member state whic...
Somalia Re-elects Hassan Sheik Mohamud As President
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Somalia Re-elects Hassan Sheik Mohamud As President

Former Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been re-elected to the country’s top job after defeating incumbent leader in a contest decided by legislators in a third round of voting late Sunday. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served as Somali president between 2012 and 2017, won the contest in the capital, Mogadishu, amid a security lockdown imposed by authorities to prevent deadly militant attacks. The first round of voting was contested by 36 aspirants, four of whom proceeded to the second round. With no candidate winning at least two-thirds of the 328 ballots, voting then went into a third round where Mohamud won by a simple majority. Read Also: APC Ticket: Osinbajo, Tinubu, Fayemi, Others Fail To Agree On Consensus Members of the upper and lower legislative chambers pick...
What Nnamdi Kanu Told Me When I Visited Him -Soludo
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What Nnamdi Kanu Told Me When I Visited Him -Soludo

Gov Soludo and Nnamdi Kanu Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has visited the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The governor quoted the IPOB leader as saying that he would preach peace when released. Soludo made this known in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday night after visiting the IPOB leader. He posted, “I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, (Friday, 13th May, 2022) to felicitate with him and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South East. “He was in very high spirits and we had quality and frank discussion in a very convivial atmosphere. He expressed sadness over what he described as “sacrilegious killings” of innocent persons, kidnappings ...
Agreement Reached With ASUU, Others, Strike Ends Soon –FG
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Agreement Reached With ASUU, Others, Strike Ends Soon –FG

ASUU Strike The Federal Government has expressed optimism that the decisions reached in its three-part meeting with university-based unions would yield fruits next week. The Head, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Olajide Oshundun, in a statement on Friday, said some agreements had been reached between the government and the unions. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union, and the Association of Academic Technologists are currently on strike. The unions embarked on strike actions while demanding improved welfare packages, better working conditions and implementation of various labour agreements signed with the Federal Government between 2009 and 2015. ...
Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto
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Deborah’s Killing Distressing – Osinbajo Finally Reacts, Commends Buhari, Sultan Of Sokoto

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the killing of a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, Deborah Samuel. Osinbajo described Deborah’s murder over alleged blasphemy as deeply distressing. He said there was no justification for extra-judicial killing because there were legal channels of addressing any misdeed. The Vice President spoke to journalists in Abuja, upon his arrival from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Osinbajo commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto for condemning the incident. According to Osinbajo: “Let me say that, first, the President has reacted to this, in a statement which was issued earlier condemning the action. Read Also: Deborah: Adeyanju Calls Out Osinbajo After Atiku Deleted Post “I must say ...
Why President Buhari Loves Dave Umahi By Femi Adesina
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Why President Buhari Loves Dave Umahi By Femi Adesina

For the second time in the life of this administration, President Muhammadu Buhari visited Ebonyi State last week, commissioned landmark projects, and equally passed the night. Rare, very rare on visits to States. The President has 36 Governors to relate with, and possibly contend with. Political party would not matter, as he is the father of all. And good fathers, they say, should not like a child more than the other. Even if they do, they should not show it, for the sake of domestic concord and amity. But I can wager that this President loves Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Why and how? We will come to that later. Landing at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in the Presidential jet Nigerian Air Force 001, we continued the trip to Ebonyi in helicopters. And we entered ...
Outrage As Atiku Deletes Tweet Condemning Killing Of Sokoto College Student
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Outrage As Atiku Deletes Tweet Condemning Killing Of Sokoto College Student

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar, presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has deleted social media posts condemning the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education. The student, identified as Deborah Samuel, was said to have been attacked by a mob over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed. In a post on Friday, the former vice-president said he did not authorise the initial post, adding that any post that does not have his initials “A.A” is not from him. “This evening I received information that a post was made that doesn’t agree with my orders. I use this to announce that any post without AA is not from me. May God protect – AA,” the presidential hopeful said. Muhammadu Abubakar, the Sultan of Sok...
Deborah: Adeyanju Calls Out Osinbajo After Atiku Deleted Post
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Deborah: Adeyanju Calls Out Osinbajo After Atiku Deleted Post

Yemi Osinbaj A popular Abuja-based human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has called out Vice President Yemi Osinbajo following the killing and burning of a female student, Miss Deborah Samuel, of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State. Adeyanju disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday morning. He was reacting to the deleted post on the Facebook and Twitter handles of former Vice President and a presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, condemning the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was burnt on Thursday. Adeyanju tweeted: “At least Atiku even tweeted and later deleted after fanatics threatened him, what of VP Osinbajo- a so-called Pastor?” Recall that Deborah was beaten to a pulp...
Strike: FG, ASUU Meeting Ends In Deadlock
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Strike: FG, ASUU Meeting Ends In Deadlock

ASUU The Federal Government and the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council on Thursday failed to convince the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off their industrial action during a meeting called by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Agboola Gambari, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. The meeting which was also co-chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Christian Association of Nigeria’s president, Dr. Supo Ayokunle, could not persuade the ASUU leaders to return to the classrooms while negotiations were ongoing to meet their demands. It was gathered that the FG and NIREC attempted to persuade the union to return to the classrooms during the closed-door technical session, promising that their demands would be met, but the A...